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#9 of 64 Re: 2002 Sequoia Rear Window Motor Failures [seq200246]
Mar 10, 2010 (12:05 pm)
Toyota is aware of this problem but not done a recall. Instead they've taken money hand over fist in doing repairs. See the Technical Service Bulletin June 14, 2006, "Back Door Power Window Inoperative." http://www.justanswer.com/uploads/skyvisions/2008-02-25_151840_01_seq.pdf , the repair cost me $500. When I contacted Toyota Corporate about why this was not recall covered no response to multiple inquiries. A class action suit may be all Toyota understands. It was the windows then and the accelerators today.
#10 of 64 Re: 04 sequoia rear door problems
Mar 13, 2010 (10:26 am)
Have the same problem with my 04 my rear power window, rear window defrost and rear window wiper don't work. The fuse is ok. The rear window defrost button on the dash does not light up.Some one said something about bad ECU?Sorry do not know what that is. Could I replace it myself or do I have to go to the dealer. Any info would be great. Thanks
#11 of 64 New Motor and ECU is what you need I think.
Mar 14, 2010 (6:10 am)
#12 of 64 ECU or motor
Apr 24, 2010 (1:15 pm)
I am wondering if anyone has comments regarding what causes the rear defrost, window wiper, and rear window not to work. It seems that if all three fail (as is my case), no power should get through. What has me puzzled is the click that can be heard when you hit the window switch. To me this indicates the motor is getting power and just needs to be replaced. Can a faulty motor stop power from getting to the other two items? Or is the click actually coming from the ECU, not the motor. I have a hard time telling.
Thanks for all the info folks. It has been a great help.
#13 of 64 Re: ECU or motor [jtj]
Jun 20, 2010 (9:05 am)
Had the same problem. Dealer replaced ecu and motor. All is good now.
#14 of 64 2005 Sequia Rear Window Problems
Jul 17, 2010 (8:22 pm)
I have a 2005 Toyota Sequoia that had the Technical Service Bulletin repair for the inoperative rear power window done at about 30k miles. The problem occurred again at about 32k miles. Then the dealer wanted $600 to fix it again. The rear window / defroster / wiper problem has occurred on the 2001 thru 2007 models. It was a simple fix which could have been done at the factory by removing two bolts and a small gear "braking" device that malfunctions. In my opinion, this issue should have been a factory recall, but it seems Toyota continued to install these defective parts and let the dealer fix the problem later. If you were one of the unlucky people that got caught after the warranty period, like me, they don't care. I drove my Sequoia for two more years before looking on the net and finding the 4/28/2010 Toyota Technical Bulletin. You can find it here:
I was able to fix my power rear window problem and the inoperative wiper/washer and defroster. I set up a website with photos and notes to show how I did it. I hope this helps.
By the way, I am really upset with how Toyota has handled this problem.
#16 of 64 Re: 2005 Sequia Rear Window Problems
Aug 11, 2010 (2:25 pm)
Thank you for posting this info....Unfortunately I feel the same way.....
My dealer is asking for $1,005.00 to fix the back window/defrost/wiper issue, on a 2007 model and I'm only 31 days out of my waranty with only 19K miles on board and just like you've mentioned, nobody cares, Toyota's main office or the local dealer.
#17 of 64 Re: 2005 Sequia Rear Window Problems [sgoodson]
Aug 22, 2010 (10:55 am)
Thanks very much Steve. I have had off and on rear window failure for the past 3 years. sometimes it worked great sometimes wouldnt move once closed. failure kept getting longer and longer and i decided to try to fix it. I have owned my 02 since it was new and it is babied. dealer tried to hit me for $800 2 months after they hit me for $600 to replace the crappy rear latch handle that fell off in my hand. Anyway your photos and the Toyota PDF were of great help. My 7 year old son and i took about 30 minutes to get this working 100% with no money, first time a repair on this thing was free. Otherwise dont know about you but my sequoia is bulletproof as long as i keep replacing brake pads and tires and oil changes. thanks again and take care.
#18 of 64 Re: 2005 Sequia Rear Window Problems [skimode]
Sep 05, 2010 (4:09 pm)
Steve, A most excellent tutorial on how to fix this. I have a quote from the largest Toyota dealership in San Diego for 975$ to replace the ECU and window motor. Your info had it nailed down perfectly (especially about resetting the ECU, turning on and off the rear defroster) . I had to remove the faulty 'break' part. Total time about an hour and I am hardly a mechanic. Thanks again.
ps There is a good youtube video on how to replace the rear door latch. When it rains it pours.