Last post on Jan 15, 2013 at 8:21 AM
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Toyota Sequoia, Hatchback
#123 of 132 Re: toyota sequoia hatch back lock problem [bedista2001]
Aug 25, 2012 (5:49 am)
Hi, I have an 02 limited and I lam falling out of love with this vehicle. I'm amazed how. at the time such an expensive vehicle. can have so many avoidable nuisance defects in manufacturing and design.
With this said, my latch broke again, the first time was when I returned home from a family vacation in the winter and had to drive home from the airport with the door kind of closed with my family and luggage...
This time happened the day after returning home from a vacation....Checked with my local mechanic again and the price was about $350.00 for the replacement. I have seen a lot of videos on youtube and this doesn't look that difficult, just a pain in the but.
I have been looking on line for the new parts online. Can you/anyone share where you got your metal handle? Also is that just the assembly or does the original handle still work?
It's hard to tell from the pictures of what you get, but the ones that I have seen are all black and I have a white sequoia.... Would really appreciate any help anyone could share....
#126 of 132 Power Hatch Back aftermarket
Sep 28, 2012 (6:58 pm)
I wife desperatley wants a power controlled hatch back on our 2004 toyota Sequoia. We cannot afford to sell ours and upgrade- only 64K mi. and in perfect condition. Is there an aftermarket power unit anyone knows of? S.O.S HELP!!
#127 of 132 Surprise - another broken rear hatch handle
Oct 10, 2012 (7:06 pm)
I've got a 2006 Sequoia and the rear hatch handle just broke today. Just ordered a replacement all-metal handle from Amazon. YouTube has some videos on repairing this (even some redneck work arounds that costs $0).
Dec 17, 2012 (4:34 pm)
We purchased our 2006 Sequoia new in 06. Not more than 6 months after the purchase the rear hatch locking mechanism failed to open the door. Took it into Toyota and received a $450 enema. Chalking it up to not knowing the history of this defect, I paid the bill.
Approx. a year later, here we go again. Into Toyota it goes. Wife get a call the mechanism is full of dust and not releasing. She informed the service guy we live in the country and drive dirt roads every day. He told her, get this, "the vehicle is not made for off roading". She told him it is a 4 wheel drive vehicle with the off road and towing package. She asked him to put his statement on the invoice. Of course he refused.
I have since replaced the locking mechanism 4 time myself. I have replaced the handle on the door twice.
As for the handle, purchase only a metal replacement. They can be found on ebay. Before you install it, get a stiff piece of wire and wrap one end around the area where the cable attaches up and over the spring to the little "ear" that is depressed when the hand engages. This is to give more durability to the handle without bending the "ear".
TIPS: As for the locking mechanism, get some brake kleen and silicone spray from your favorite parts dealer "NOT TOYOTA". Open your rear hatch and remove the plastic cover protecting the lock. Put the straws in the brake kleen and silicone spray cans. Get a paper towel. First spray the brack kleen inside the lock catching the dripping with the paper towel. Repeat until fluid flows clean. Allow to dry. Follow up with a light coating of silicone spray. Leave door open for an hour or leave winows down overnight to allow to air out and dry. Repeat process once a month. The grease Toyota puts in the lock is a dust collector. You need to get all the grease out of the lock to prevent future problems. This has worked well for me.
Too bad becouse it is a great vehicle otherwise. Unfortunatly TOYOTA HAS DECIDED NOT TO STAND BEHIND IT'S PRODUCT as demonstrated by the history of this defect.
We are once again in the market for a new SUV. It will not be a Toyota. We require something that be be driven on something other than concreted and the manufaturer stands behind.
#130 of 132 Re: 2008 Sequoia Limited Power Rear Door Problem [blown7]
Dec 22, 2012 (10:54 pm)
I got this from another site. www.justanswers.com
The first thing you'll want to check is the power back door cancel switch on the dash
This will disable the power back door and it will be rendered inoperative
It should be labeled "pwr door off"
If this button is pushed IN, then the back door is turned OFF. If the button is OUT, then the back door should be working
If this button does not make it work, then it will need to be taken in to the dealer for a proper diagnosis. We'll need to plug in the laptop and look at the full data list of everything the back door is seeing, and determine what isn't right. It may be a touch sensor, a latch out of adjustment, a little limit switch, or a bunch of different things. Unfortunately this will be a hands on project that only the dealer is going to be able to communicate with the correct computer to retrieve the data necessary for a proper diagnosis.
#132 of 132 05 Sequoia: What do these lights do?
Jan 15, 2013 (8:21 am)
My 2005 Toyota Sequoia recently came back from the Body Shop after some accident which required the entire rear door be replaced.
The rear door has lights integrated into the door itself which appear to be brake lights and reverse lights.
Upon return the RED lights in the Rear Door do not work???
When should they come on;
a) when headlights are turned on
b) when brakes are applied