Toyota Sequoia Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Toyota Sequoia

Toyota Sequoia Problems

Toyota recall for lower ball joint issue

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.

Exhaust Manifolds Can Crack and Cause Leak

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

Oxygen Sensor May Fail

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

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Toyota Sequoia Questions

I have no spart and no fuels what is the problem (1 answer)

A loud engine noise (roar) at high speeds +60 and louder once off accelerator. (2 answers)

The engine noise is noticeable at higher speeds +60. Sounds like a engine roar or hum. Sound is louder once you come off the accelerator at speeds +60 and then dissipates at lower speeds.

My Sequoia indicates 260 DTE after I fill the 22 gal tank. That ads up to only 11.8 mpg. What would cause such a low mpg ?? (1 answer)

150 K and counting.
No smoke or noise.
4.7 L. V8.
Incredibly reliable.
Purchased used in 2005 w 75 K miles.
Lots of power and speed.

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Toyota Sequoia Recalls

Side Curtain Air Bags Deploy Unexpectedly

The side curtain air bags may deploy unexpectedly, resulting in possible occupant injury. Dealers will replace the air bag control module with one that has improved programming free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Door Power Window Switch Overheats And Melts

The driver's side power window master switch may lack enough proper lubricant to protect the sliding electrical contacts of the switch. This can cause a short circuit of the switch, leading to overheating and melting of the switch. Dealers will inspect the switches and apply lubricant to them if no abnormality is found. If a problem is found, the switch circuit board will be replaced. These inspections and repairs will be performed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

When deployed due to a crash, the passenger side air bag can deploy abnormally, or with excessive force. The inflator may come apart, causing debris and fragments to strike and injure occupants. The dealership will replace the passenger air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Toyota Sequoia Reviews

We bought our Sequoia brand new in 03. We have never had any trouble with it until now. I understand the brake and timming belt need to be replaced. That is normal wear and tear maint. However recently tht TRAC OFF and the VSC TRAC lights have come on. I took it to the dealership yesterday and for the repairs they want $2500. They say I need a new brake booster and ECU for the ABS. I did...
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 ...
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 disconn...

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