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#20 of 141 Re: 2004 Toyota Sequoia Rear Hatch Door Problems [balwinderd]
Jan 05, 2010 (11:40 am)
YOU CAN'T YOU ALSO CAN'T GET TO YOUR SPARE TIRE. THE DEALER AND 500.00 DOLLARS. THIS HAS HAPPEN TO ME THREE TIMES. I THINK WE SHOULD BAND TOGETHER AND GET TOYOTA TO FIX THESE LOCK FREE OF CHARGE BUT ONE PERSON WON'T DO CALL THE FTC AND MAKE A COMPLAINT THEY TOLD ME THE MORE PEOPLE CALL IN THE ARE IN A BETTER POSITION TO FORCE TOYOTA HAND AND SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.
#21 of 141 Re: 2004 Toyota Sequoia Rear Hatch Door Problems [balwinderd]
Jan 18, 2010 (8:36 pm)
I too have replaced the door handle on 2001. They are approx. $70.00 at dealer. Remove rear inside panel and take cable off of handle. Then you must remove your license plate and remove rear outside panel to get handle off. The little clip breaks. I don't understand why this isn't made off medal instead of plastic.
#22 of 141 Re: 2004 Toyota Sequoia Rear Hatch Door Problems [mrbee25]
Feb 09, 2010 (7:27 pm)
I have a 2001 and I am replacing mine for a 2nd time tomorrow. Problem is my window doesn't work at the time so I have to tear into it with the door down and window up( not much room to move around). It's a pain but doing it yourself is far less painful than a $500 replacement bill. I got a replacement latch for under $25 on line and it appears to be as well made as the one I bought from the dealer last time. Also by tearing into it myself maybe I can figure out the problem with the window and save even more cash.
#23 of 141 Re: 2004 Toyota Sequoia Rear Hatch Door Problems [jab217]
Feb 10, 2010 (7:26 am)
TOYOTA IS SAYING THIS IS NOT A RECALL PROBLEM. I'M ONLY ONE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THIS, SO SINCE THEY ARE COMING FORWARD WITH ALL THE OTHER PROBLEM THAT THEY BEEN COVERING UP MAYBE WE COULD GET THEIR ATTENTION ON THIS PROBLEM CALL TOYOTA AND LET THEM KNOW THEN YOUR STATES ATTORNEY LET THEM KNOW WE HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM HERE. oh where did you get the handle for 25 the cheapest i found it for 125
#24 of 141 Re: 2004 Toyota Sequoia Rear Hatch Door Problems [jab217]
Feb 28, 2010 (1:52 pm)
i ended up pulling out that broken black plastic mechanism that was attached to the lift latch with a pair of pliers , then i unlocked doors to vehicle the i inserted a phillips head srew drinder into hole where i removed the plastic piece o felt around until it seemed like i was on top of something then i pulled crew driver handle upwards towards me doing this made the head of the screw driver to descend dodownward deepressing onto a button or something inside that allw the door to open , i repeated 5- 6 times for practice i even had my 16 yr old son do it repeatedly n now we have access to rear compartment , although u have to have a screw driver readily available it works thats all what matters for now until i gather funds to repair this problem, my rear window and wiper stopped working on my truck 4 yrs ago , the sequoia is a nice driving vehicle but its plagued with lil thing s that can inconvenience the hell out of you also my driver side window wont roll down all the way i believe its off the track again , this is the 2nd time it happened , i secured it the first time with epoxy 2 part adhesive , but someone told me i should use a black epoxy adhesive because its stronger, my door handle on driver side on indside broke off , toyota repaired it free of charge and this was in 2004 , by the way i have an 02 sequoia and now my passenger side inside pull door opener is broken , currently the passenger would have to roll window down to open door from outside handle , also my button to check the temp and gaseline mileage thats located above near eyeglass holder broke so i called toyota service dept they wanted $700 to replave the whole electronic mechanism , i ended up taking it apart i got to the housing where the broke button was , ended up going to lowes and buying an assorted small spring bag, i looked for the right sixe to fit into button housing , i inserted spring into housing in order that the spring will push downwards on the button and i crewed everything back together and it worked fine since i save myself $696.47 .
#25 of 141 02 toyota sequoia lift back handle repair
Feb 28, 2010 (2:30 pm)
im thinking about sketching that broken plastic piece thats attached to the metal pullup handle of back door onto some old scrap metal sheets i have lying around perhaps this old washing machine i have downstairs in basement , i will cut out what i sketched using some cutters they use in auto body repair, repeat the cut 2-3 times to gain thickness as the plastic , ill use epoxy 2 part adhesive to adhere together what i just cut out , making sure to leave about an 3/4 of an inch extra metal at the end where the plastic was attached to the metal pullup handle i will bend the metal into a L shape in order that i can screw the cut out piece onto the pullup handle using self threading screws, this would make this door opener mechanism stronger , because metal is stronger than plastic.
#26 of 141 2008 Sequoia Limited Power Rear Door Problem
Mar 24, 2010 (9:16 am)
When I bought this vehicle the rear door would open & close by pressing, either the button on the dash or the button on the key fob.
Now when I press any rear door button the system beeps twice and then...nothing.
#27 of 141 2002 Sequoia Rear Handle Hatch Won't Open
Mar 28, 2010 (8:13 am)
I went to open my rear hatch and heard a click now the handle just moves back and forth without engaging the mechanism to open the door. I noticed that the driver side of the hatch seemed to be miss aligned before this happened and opened the hatch and closed it after ensuring nothing was impeding the hatch on closure. After I tried to open it again (without much force on the handle at all) it clicked. Does anyone have any idea how to open the hatch? The dealer said to bring it in but being unemployed for 9 months I hesitate to bend over for this BS defect. Any info/advice. appreciated kflb143verizon.net is my email. I can not believe there isn't an alternate override latch inside incase you were trapped you know?
#28 of 141 Re: 2004 Toyota Sequoia Rear Hatch Door Problems [jab217]
Apr 29, 2010 (10:07 am)
how did the repair go?
i have 2002 SR5 on which the rear latch and window do not work. wondering where you got the part?
how you got to the rear latch. i don't see any access points??
i would appreciate any insights, thanks
#29 of 141 Re: 2004 Toyota Sequoia Rear Hatch Door Problems [larryc182]
Apr 29, 2010 (5:56 pm)
Update on the Sequoia rear latch. After calling Toyota to see if there was a recall on the latch and receiving a negative response; I bought the part thinking I would fix it on my own upon reading how expensive it was to replace. I was wrong. I was able to have the part replaced by the local dealer for $100 plus the part which was around $100. I checked on having the window replaced and it will be $450...this will have to happen at a later date. I cannot help but think that some form of moisture is what is causing the issues with the latch and the window. I need support, but seriously doubt I will get that from the dealer. I believe there is a fault in the design. Can we please speak to the engineer? :-]