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2002 Toyota Sequoia

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2002 Toyota Sequoia Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

A ticking noise may develop from the engine due to a cracked exhaust manifold. Damaged exhaust manifolds will require replacement to correct this issue.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Toyota issued a recall on the lower ball joint due to the possibility of premature wear from improper finishing in production. The ball joints will be replaced under the recall. There are two separate recalls combined here, one applies to 2002-2004 and the second to 2004-2007 Models.  Please contact you local Toyota dealer to see if your vehicle is included.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

One or more oxygen sensors may fail resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

A defective sensor in the airbag (SRS) system can cause the airbag malfunction light to illuminate.

2002 Toyota Sequoia Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 11, 2013

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Airbags use a chemical reaction contained in an inflator module to create the pressure necessary to inflate the bags when deployment is required. These vehicles are being recalled because the front passenger airbag inflator may produce excessive internal pressure when deployed. As a result, the inflator module could rupture, causing metal fragments to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will inspect and replace any defective passenger front airbag inflator module found.


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Suspension & Steering, July 5, 2005

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Toyota has recalled 2001-2004 Tacoma, 2002-2004 Tundra and Sequoia, and 2001-2002 4Runner models because the surface of the lower ball joints may have been scratched during assembly, which may have compromised their integrity. The ball joints may loosen and fall out and the driver may experience a loss of steering control. Dealers will replace the front suspension lower ball joints.

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2002 Toyota Sequoia Questions and Answers

RJS1, 2002 Toyota Sequoia, 4.7L V8, Marietta, GA

cannot find a labled fuse for the rear hatch window. do you know which of the three boxes contain this fuse and what is its location

BillH, 2002 Toyota Sequoia, 4.7L V8, Tempe, AZ

My power outlets are not working and I think it's the fuse, however the manual is not clear on which fuse box and which fuse controls the power outlets. Can someone tell which fuse controls t...

eaishalom7, 2002 Toyota Sequoia, 4.7L V8, Sacramento, CA

I installed new fog lights to my prewire SUV but it won't work, the fuse its ok, what else I need to check?

jameslane, 2002 Toyota Sequoia, 4.7L V8, Elberon, VA

I purchashed my 2002 Sequoia used two years ago, it didnt have an owners manuel, is there a hatch release switch on the inside of my SUV to open my hatch because the handle on the outside in the re...

Nathan 1764, 2002 Toyota Sequoia, 4.7L V8, Hyattsville, MD

Rear Latch is stuck and will not allow you to close the rear hatch how can I fix this?

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2002 Toyota Sequoia Reviews

We bought our 2002 Sequoia limited and runs great. However, in 2010 we had major issues with the vsc and trac lights and the swervy car light coming on. It came on as I was driving it and it swerved and then stalled- it seemed to be forcing the engine when I tried to at least get it off the road. After several trips and weeks without my car- the toyota dealer said it didn't find anything wrong and the computer system seemed fine. I drove it home and then it happened again. After 2 months, and 4 tries from an independant car shop, they found the main computer system needed to be replaced. I paid well over 1k after paying toyota $200 to do nothing and another $250 to replace something that may have caused the issue- but continued happening- I was out of pocket about $1500. I complained and looked for 2002 recall- and after calling toyota- they said my car was not under the recall. I've been waiting to see if they recall and reported to NHTS, but nothing yet. It's the exact same problem described in 2004-05 year models but for some reason they don't go back to earlier models. A real headache when it comes to dealing with Toyota.

the vsc and trac lights just come on suddenly at slow to moderate speeds (5-60 mph) and the car swerves violently to the left side and then it tracks straight again. this does not happen again provided the vsc and trac lights are on. But when you turn the engine off, the computer resets itself so when you re-start it happens again. this is so scary and there is no cheap fix to this so i disconnected the vsc wire connecting to the brake reservoir and viola no more scary swerving. I wish toyota would issue a recall and fix this very scary defect.

I bougt a 2002 toyota brand new but I have been having a problem with the smell of gas that comes inside when i accelerate to pass car or to go up a hill sometimes even just to reach the speed limit three times i took it to the deale and they could not find the probem

The 2002 sequoia limited we have is 100% fine! Has 178000000 miles & still runs like day one!Change oil every 2000 miles.People still stare at our big white suv.very dependable.$44 thousand well spent!

Bought this car new in 2002 only problem was rear hatch latch failure x2. This car is now at 138,000 miles and having a problem with TRAC OFF and VSC TRAC light on also.

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