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.
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2005 Toyota Sequoia
2005 Toyota Sequoia Problems
Just had the car aligned and it seemed fine, but we took a cross tate trip and the steering vibrates at about 75 to 80 mph - it never did before. I look it up and it says the ball joints are bad. We only had it 4 wheeling 3 time sin anything heavy (Colorado Cimmaron Pass the last time in 2004) so we are wondering what's up. New tires and new spin balance, all suspension and steering busings normal, I cannot see any play in anything. Help?
2005 Toyota Sequoia Recalls (Recent)
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Southeast Toyota is recalling 2005–2011 models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on tire selection and rims. Affected models were sold without the proper load-carrying capacity modification labels, which may cause the driver to overload the vehicle, increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will mail the correct labels to the customer or install the label free of charge.
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Due to deterioration of internal lubrication, the front lower ball joint may wear prematurely, causing increased steering effort and possibly noise in the front suspension. If the vehicle is continually driven, the ball joint may separate from the knuckle and cause a loss of vehicle control. The recall began February 28, 2007. The Toyota recall number is 70B.
2005 Toyota Sequoia Questions and Answers
The rear hatch door window and windshield wiper aren't working. I'm trying to look for the fuse for the rear hatch door but the labeling for the fuses in the fuse box isn't to speci...
Rear window motor replaced at 12000 due to failure. replacement motor experienced intermitten problems @35000 but deal couldn't diagnois. Now at 55,000 rear window, rear wiper, and defroster...
Front wheel is clicking on left turns only any ideas of what this could be.
I just bought a 2005 sequoia and when I first start the car and accelerate there is a "click-click" sound that comes from the center console every time. After it happens once, it won...
This seems to be the problem with this model. All rear components worked great one day and not the next. Dealer said it was a motor failure for the wiper and window and recomended replacement. F...
2005 Toyota Sequoia Reviews
We family of 4 purchesed out Sequoia on 2005 and we have had good trails stories to tell we are happy with this vehicle. we recently had the brakes changed and recommedations were made by the authorized technician to replace the wheel berings. I higly remcomend to do this work at a certified toyota sevice dealer. with repagards to the brakes a wish toyota had a recal on the rotors to small for the Sequoia 4.7L . My next SUV will be another Sequoia.
Our Sequoia has been a steady workhorse for the family for 4 years. We've taken it up and down the coast a number of times and it's never let us down - the electrical outlet in the rear allows someone to work on their computer as if in a business class seat. We've towed the race car many times and it always has plenty of power and handles great. It's also very comfortable in both front and rear. The driver seat doesn't have quite as many adjustments as I'd like and the navigation system stinks by design, but aside from that, no complaints.
Aside from some electrical problems associated with the aftermarket alarm system, and a crack in the windshield due to a rock, the thing's been totally reliable and solid. No wonder Toyota is taking so much market share...