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Toyota Sequoia, Hatchback
#8 of 141 Re: 2004 Toyota Sequoia Rear Hatch Door Problems [nick621]
Aug 13, 2008 (1:13 pm)
Since the itital handle I broke on my hatch, I just had the latching mechanism on the bottom of the hatch door seize up and would not latch. I pulled apart the hatch door and removed the latching mechanism, It was all rusted and would not move. I drilled out the rivets and whick hold the latch together and from all the salt used up here in Michingan the internals of the latch rusted not allowing the latch to actuate. I have cleaned up all internal parts to the latch and reinstalled. Problem is when I shut the hatch the first time it will not open back up................ I guess what I'm thinking is that the rust problem in the latch was the itial problem when caused me to use more force on by handle to open the hatch, rusulting in a broken handle. Oh, any ideas on getting my hatch opern???
#9 of 141 Re: 2004 Toyota Sequoia Rear Hatch Door Problems [peterson70]
Sep 02, 2008 (6:58 am)
I have 2002 sequoia and my lift door does not open now. I took off all the panels on the inside and I see the cable is fine but somehow the electronic lock is locked. I cannot get the electronic part to unlock so I can open the lift gate.
How do you UNlock when your cable is fine but door does not UN lock when I press the remote botton? How do you remove the black piece inside the hatch door that locks the door to the main body?
#10 of 141 Re: 2004 Toyota Sequoia Rear Hatch Door Problems [peterson70]
Sep 02, 2008 (7:01 am)
Peterson70, how do you remove the Latching Mechanism when the hatch door is closed and I cannot open it? I think my Lock Actuator is broken so I have to open the hatch door first and then replace the part inside the hatch door.
I already took off all the panels inside the hatch door so I can access the cable and everything.
#11 of 141 Re: 2004 Toyota Sequoia Rear Hatch Door Problems [balwinderd]
Oct 25, 2008 (4:54 pm)
I have a 2002 Sequoia with 125000 miles and ran into this problem several times while under warranty. It is definitely a defect. However, the last time I took it in to get fixed, the dealer tried to blame the window tracking system. It was all rusted out and corroded. Told me they could fix it for $700! I am now in the process of having the back latch replaced along with the entire window tracking system by my local mechanic...NOT THE TOYOTA DEALER!
#12 of 141 Re: 2004 Toyota Sequoia Rear Hatch Door Problems [balwinderd]
Oct 26, 2008 (12:55 pm)
I have a 2004 with the rear hatch not opening. The window works. I don't see where the inside panel comes off. Any help? Thanks!
#13 of 141 Re: 2004 Toyota Sequoia Rear Hatch Door Problems [lbrenneman]
Oct 27, 2008 (3:27 am)
What you'll need to do is put the rear window all the way down and pry the panel off from the top(bottom of window). Get your fingers underthe trim and pry back gently. If you take care you will only bend metal clips holding the trim in place. After doing this you will be able to remove entire panel, remove inner panel than actuate the latch mechanism by hand.
#14 of 141 Re: 2004 Toyota Sequoia Rear Hatch Door Problems [peterson70]
Oct 27, 2008 (1:20 pm)
Thank you! I have a tail light out so I need to change the bulb and can't do that until I open the hatch. Thanks, again.
#15 of 141 Re: 2007 sequoia hatch broken, $270.00 repair [coraholland]
Aug 20, 2009 (7:23 am)
Hi, I have a 2007 sequoia and the rear hatch handle just broke. I will call Toyota to find out the recall status.
#16 of 141 2004 Toyota Back Lift Latch stopped working
Aug 29, 2009 (2:33 pm)
I have a 2004 Toyota Sequoia, the rear window stopped working about a year ago, the back latch just stopped working this week and the door will not stay closed. I called Toyota requesting help as this seems like a safety issue; no recall. The Oxygen Sensor has also gone bad. I bought the Toyota based on reliability and reputation. Lol! Does anyone know where I can buy the latch and the Oxygen Sensor outside of the dealership?
#17 of 141 Re: 2004 Toyota Sequoia Rear Hatch Door Problems [peterson70]
Nov 02, 2009 (7:39 am)
My rear door hatch just broke for the 3rd time (had it replaced in June 2009--lasted for 4 months). Found out by calling Toyota at 800-331-4331 that the cheap piece of inferior plastic (sold for around $70) was warranted for 12 months. At least I'll get the part for free this time. Please everyone call and file your complaints maybe we can get it recalled.