2008 Toyota Sequoia Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Toyota Sequoia
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2008 Toyota Sequoia ProblemsToyota recall for lower ball joint issue
Drivers may hear a loud noise, much like a vacuum cleaner, coming from their engine on cold starts. This affects the 2005-2009 Toyota Sequoia iForce V8 models.
The noise is from the secondary air pump, which sends hot air to the catalytic converter when the engine is cold. This allows the catalytic converter to clean exhaust better, and lower emissions while the engine is warming up.
Pump failure may result in:
- Check engine light
- OBD trouble code P1445
- Smog test failure
Fixing the issue involves removal of the intake manifold, and replacement of the secondary air pump.
2008 Toyota Sequoia QuestionsMy key fob doesn't work. Replaced battery, nothing. What is wrong? (1 answer)
Guy at repair shop says the box inside my car isn't receiving a signal - needs to be replaced. What does this mean and how much$$
We bought our 2008 Sequoia in May 2009 (no production of this vehicle in '09) I just purchased my 7th set of tires as this truck eats them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have had the rear aligned multiple times with no improvement.
Is it possible that the weight of this vehicle is to...
2008 Toyota Sequoia RecallsSeat Heater Wiring Shorts And Causes Fire
For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,
Southeast Toyota is recalling certain vehicles because the seat heater element may become damaged as a result of compression of the seat cushion. The damaged element could short causing burning of the seat cushion, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will disconnect seat heaters with copper strand elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory to correct this concern.
Toyota and General Motors are recalling certain models because the power window master switch assembly in some of these vehicles was built using a less precise process for lubricating the internal components of the switch assembly. Irregularities in this lubrication process may cause the power window master switch assemblies to malfunction and overheat. This could result in the switch melting or possibly catching fire. Dealers will inspect and repair or replace the master window switch as necessary.