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#1 of 39 2001 Toyota Sequoia New Engine / Replacement
Jul 05, 2008 (6:38 pm)
I have a 2001 Toyota Sequoia that needs a new engine (90K miles). I have had no issues with it up till this week. I had the local Toyota dealer change the oil and they 'forgot' to put the oil back in. Needless to say the engine is ruined. They are offering to put a new engine in, or have me trade it in. I have 2 questions. What are any foreseeable issues that I could have with a replaced engine given the reason for the replacement? What is the cost for a new engine or a rebuilt one. I don't feel like the dealership is giving me a great deal right now and I want to make sure to make the right decision as to replace or trade in. Any thoughts anyone has on this would be great.
#2 of 39 Re: 2001 Toyota Sequoia New Engine / Replacement [nlesueur]
Jul 06, 2008 (6:46 am)
File a lawsuit. You should accept nothing less than a brand new engine given their complete and utter negligence. A lawsuit will be the only way to get their "full" attention and a complete repair of your vehicle. Don not accept a trade-in unless they are prepared to give you the full value of a retail sale, not trade-in value. Good luck.
#4 of 39 Problem with 2010 Sequoia engine
Oct 22, 2009 (9:59 am)
Hello all, I'm new to the board and I have a question. We bought a 2010 Sequoia SR5 4x4 with the 5.7L engine about 3 weeks ago. At 275 miles the check engine light came on and the dealer checked it saying it was the oil control valve sensor. They switched the sensors so they were on opposite banks. About a week later 550mi. the light came on again. This time dealer said it was the oil control valve sensor on one of the banks they had switched. They ordered the part and switched it out. The day we got it back from the dealer, the light came on again. Took it in again on Friday, and the OCV on the opposite side needed to be replaced. They kept the vehicle for the weekend ordered the part and on Tuesday called and said they had talked to Toyota and that they were told by Toyota not to change the sensor and they should do an oil change and give the car back to us. Toyota says this is a national problem with all the 2010 Sequoias and until they have figured out the problem the vehicle is driveable. Has anyone else had this problem? Whats the likelyhood this will cause a problem with the engine down the line? I sure hope they hurry up with the solution.
#5 of 39 Re: Problem with 2010 Sequoia engine [emnem75]
Oct 27, 2009 (12:25 pm)
We have a 2010 SR5 4X4 with the 4.6L engine. The check engine light came on at maybe 200 miles. We talked to two Toyota technicians and they both told us it was not a problem driving the SUV while the light is on. I was about to get it checked but the light does not come on anymore. I'm sure it was not a overfilled gas tank and I always make sure the gas cap is turned enough to hear the click. Thanks for letting us know about this problem. Please keep us updated. I now wonder if I should get the oil changed before the first scheduled oil change.
#7 of 39 Re: Problem with 2010 Sequoia engine [ratm]
Oct 27, 2009 (2:26 pm)
Well, so far since we've gotten the vehicle back after the oil change the check engine light has not come on agian. We've driven about 500 miles since getting it back and no problems. Let's hope it stays that way.
#8 of 39 Re: Problem with 2010 Sequoia engine [emnem75]
Oct 29, 2009 (4:10 pm)
We bought a 2010 Limited with the 5.7L engine and the checkengine light has just come on at about 430 miles. We have only had the truck 7 days today. The dealer can't see us until Monday. I may have the oil changed ahead of the appointment and see what happens.
#9 of 39 Re: Problem with 2010 Sequoia engine [bondmgr]
Nov 03, 2009 (10:59 am)
I have a 2010 Limited 4x4, 5.7, the check engine light came on 230 miles and 7 days. Dealer cleared the code but did not have an answer for me. 1200 miles currently
#10 of 39 Re: Problem with 2010 Sequoia engine [emnem75]
Nov 17, 2009 (6:22 pm)
I just got mine last week and I have little over 300 miles. Now I am nervous about it and started to think about the purchase. I like the ride and comfort. My kids love it too. I will let you know guys if I experience the same issue.