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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.

Suspension & Steering -- Johnny Toyota and 2 others

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?

Toyota Sequoia Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.

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Body, Interior & Misc., February 5, 2010

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Toyota is recalling 2005–2010 Avalon; 2007–2010 Camry, 2009–2010 Corolla, Corolla Matrix, and Rav4; 2010 Highlander; 2008–2010 Sequoia; and 2007–2010 Tundra models because the sliding surface of the friction lever may become smooth during operation, which can cause condensation. This may cause the accelerator pedal to become harder to depress, slower to return, or to become stuck in a partially depressed position, which can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a reinforcement bar in the accelerator pedal so it will operate smoothly.

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Suspension & Steering, June 11, 2010

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The center position of the steering angle sensor (SAS) may not be stored correctly due to improper logic of the skid control ECU programming. The vehicle stability control (VSC) system could activate at a low speed for a few seconds during acceleration from a stopped position. Should this occur, the vehicle may not accelerate as quickly as the driver expects, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will update the ECU software or replace the module as necessary. This recall began on June 11, 2010. The Toyota recall number is AOG.


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Suspension & Steering, February 28, 2007

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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.

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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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Toyota Sequoia Questions and Answers

karlap, 2001 Toyota Sequoia, East Hartford, CT

what does it mean the brakes are pulsating?

Photogman, 2001 Toyota Sequoia, Littleton, CO

Any idea why my parking brake and VSC dashboard lights stay on in the cold weather?

Photogman, 2001 Toyota Sequoia, Littleton, CO

I think I froze my air conditioning unit last winter, but finally broke it free awhile back. Now I barely get any cold air in the summer, help.... And yes the system is charged an full

Photogman, 2001 Toyota Sequoia, 4.7L V8, Littleton, CO

A service center told me my "Link Arms" are broken on the front end. In the Haynes manual I cant find the link arms, what might they be referring to, or what is the proper name for these...

jpollock, 2001 Toyota Sequoia, 4.7L V8, Peoria, AZ

When the A/C clutch is engaged, I get an odd irregular noise that sounds like a bolts bouncing in a can. A/C seems to work fine....the noise doesn't seem to be related to engine speed...there ...

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Toyota Sequoia Reviews

Own a 2012 Sequoia Platinum. 30,000 miles on it. Kids love it, plenty of room, great on long trips. Engine noise is horrible. 5.7L produces plenty of power, but instead of a powerful and throaty exhaust note from the rear, I get a ton of clicking, buzzing and whining from under the hood. Annoying enough that I wouldn't buy again. A $65,000 vehicle should not sound like this.

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.

Have a 2012 Sequoia Limited. Exceptional vehicle and excellent ride. Plenty of room for family on long trips, and enough torque to tow anything you have, plus big brakes to stop you in a hurry. Quality of interior has dropped slightly than my previous Toyotas, but still far superior to anything Ford or GMC has to offer. Thus the 4 stars. Air conditioning is the one thing that Toyota has never mastered. I own 4 Toyotas (2 tundras, 4-ruuner, and Sequoia) none of them cool really well in the Louisiana summer heat 100+ deg/100% humidity, but keep the vehicle cool enough that no one complains. Other than the AC, a Toyota can not be beat for the price.

I just purchased a new 2012 Platinum Sequoia. The issue I am having is with engine noise. Any time I press the accelerator for more speed or power, I get an annoying buzz from the engine.
I didn't have this with my 2008 Sequoia which I liked much better than this 2012 so far. Also, the steering is very stiff....hope this will loosen up with some miles on it.

For several years I have been having my brake light come on after being stopped for a few minutes -Sequoia running) I go o stop and it sounds like a clashing of cansin the front end and stopping is diffult to do. I turn the engine off and back on and away i go waitng for the next occurance which may be weeks away or tomorrow--This has NOT happened at a speed meaning that the light comes on from the stopped mode but unless I am watching my dash instead of the road i do not know the light is on-any ideas

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