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Toyota Sequoia Maintenance and Repair

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  • raymurraymur Posts: 29
    I would have the Toyota dealer do the replacement. I just had the windshield replaced on my 2001. I went to a recommended Independent Glass Dealer. They did a terrible job and damaged the dashboard trying to clean the urethane they spilled on it. My Toyota Dealer does not replace windshields, they have a local glass company replace it in their lot. Be careful who you choose, I had to have mine replaced for a second time by another glass company. I am taking the first glass company to small claims court for the dashboard damage. Also I don't know about Mass. but in NH you can have the windshield replaced at any place you choose and the insurance will cover it.
  • My '02 has the exact same problem and I'm taking it in tomorrow to be looked at. Is there a TSB that covers this problem? Otherwise this vehicle has been fantastic - really. I do seem to have some brake fade, but I'm at 34,000 miles. I wonder, is there a rotor/brake upgrade solution that anyone knows abouit?
  • I had some prior posts about static on my 2003 Limited. It turned out to be a Nextel cellphone that searches for signals as you drive. If you have a cell phone try driving your Sequoia without it on. I was able to drive with the static, turn off the Nextel and the static stopped. The user's manual actually states that cell phones can cause interference/static on your radio.
  • I have a 2001 limited Toyota Sequioa with 36K miles . The other night while I was driving home and the engine light came on. Before I take it to the dealer tomorrow, do anyone know what this may indicate or had this experience.
  • I have a 2001 limited toyota sequioa with 36K miles and the check engine light came on the other night as I was driving. DO you know what the problem could be?
  • I would recommend you get some warranty , from my experience the least little thing cause the indicator light to come on .
  • sharishari Posts: 5
    RICH, I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM, WITHIN A FEW MONTHS OF PURCHASING MY 03 LIMITED, MY WINDSHIELD HAD TO BE REPLACED, THE COMPANY MY INSURANCE USED PUT IN CHEAP GLASS, AND THE SEAL WAS UNEVEN (LOOKED HORRIBLE) WITHIN 2 WEEKS, I HAD ANOTHER HUGE CRACK AND HAD TO HAVE IT REPLACED AGAIN! I AM NOW ON MY THIRD WINDSHIELD, AND GOT ANOTHER CRACK IN MAY. (THIS ONE IS ONLY A SPIDER CRACK AND IS GETTING FIXED SOON) MY ADVICE, GET TOYOTA TO REPLACE IT, BECAUSE THE AFTER MARKET GLASS STINKS!!! A QUESTION TO YOU, DO YOU HAVE ANY SPEAKER SOUNDS IN YOUR CAR? I HAVE A HORRIBLE SKIPPING SOUND THAT HAPPENS WHETHER THE RADIO IS ON OR NOT AND WHETHER MY PHONE IS IN THE CAR OR NOT. HAVE TRIED 3X TO GET TOYOTA TO HEAR IT, BUT OF COURSE, THEY DON'T.
    THANKS, SHARI
  • I just purchased a '02 sequoia limited used with 40k miles... certified by toyota... is there anything that I need to know about the '02 models and did they fix the problem in more recent models? thanks, any issue would be helpful...
  • rpnugerpnuge Posts: 13
    Hi all,
    Thanks for the input. I had my windshield replaced at a reputable local glass dealer after speaking with him on the phone. Him and I agreed that it's better to bring the car in for better control. The mobile service doesn't seem as quality. I felt comfortable. The weird thing is that he put in a Toyota windshield. So far so good. The windshield looks exactly like the one replaced. And Shari, I don't have any speaker sounds in my 03 SR5.
  • Hey everyone, new to this forum and had a few questions that alot of you may be able to help me answer. First off getting ready to dump the 02 Explorer. It has been in the shop 13 times for numerous problems and the thing rides like c**p!! I have been reading numerous post's on problems encountered with the 2001 thru 2004 Sequoia's and although the problems seem similar, i.e., brakes, sunroof rattle, driveline clunk, etc., I am convinced that the Sequoia is a nicely built vehicle and am sure the majority of owners have had no real problems. I will be test driving one of the new 2005 SR5 models in a couple of weeks and need some advice: What exactly should I be checking for in regards to previous problems? Have most if not all of the problems addressed been corrected? This is a list so far of things I intend to look out for during the test drive:

    1. Drive it in a circle at a slow speed and listen for any noises from the front end (tire rubbing noise).
    2. Listen for any clunking driveline noises while coming to a stop.
    3. Listen for rattles from dash, doors etc
    4. Excessively loud engine/tappet noises.
    5. Listen for rattling from any of the windows.

    Any other advice would be greatly appreciated,
    Thanks again.
  • petro33petro33 Posts: 192
    Most, if not all of the problems noted by Sequoia drivers were not self evident. A test drive would not identify the problems but they developed over time. Some of the things you noted in your lest are excellent conditions for a test drive, but the excessive brake wear, soft plastic pieces, clunking noises, etc. I think will appear over time (if at all).

    Best of luck, this is the best vehicle I have ever owned, 2001 limited.
  • We bought our 2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 in July. We have really enjoyed it. The pick up is great and the ride is comfortable. We did notice, however, a few things that Toyota needs to improve on.

    1. vehicle should have memory seats for cloth seats for SR-5 model as well as Limited.
    2. Vehicle should have standard automatic light control system for SR-5. After all, this should not be difficult, our 1995 Jeep cherokee had this standard feature.
    3. When you leave the headlights on, would it be too hard to have the dinging sound (just in case we don't lock the doors to automatically shut off headlights)
    4. Clock too low on dash.
    5. Hard to see wiper fluid low level on dashboard.
  • gkatz1gkatz1 Posts: 296
    The 05's have memory seats. Your truck does have auto lights. If you leave them on they will turn off automatically. Clock is low, I agree. The wiper low light doesn't cmon if you keep it full, hehe.
  • petro33petro33 Posts: 192
    Wow I did not even know it had a low wiper fluid light! And I've had my truck since '01.

    I do hate the toyota wiper blade refills. Those weird metal strips??? I have since changed to an easier replacement brand.
  • I wish I had better news for you, BUT, my 2003 Sequoia SR5 2WD is equipped with Bridgestone Dueller Tires, on the 17" Factory Alloy Wheels. IT HAS VIBRATION AND DOESN'T RIDE SMOOTH EITHER!
    They were replaced at my insistance at 15,000 miles by the Bridgestone Dealer, and the new ones are NOT ANY BETTER. I am sorry to hear that the Dunlops are not any better than Bridgestone.
    I too, rode in several other Sequoias and they all had tire/wheel vibration. Maybe Michelin makes better tires? Anyone got them on a Sequoia?
  • My 2003 Sequoia SR5 2WD was equipped new with 17" Factory Alloy Wheels. The finish is wearing thru, and the dark primer underneath is showing up in the valleys of the rims on all 4 wheels.
    NO Harsh cleaners have ever been used on them.
    Anyone have info/ideas on this?
  • raymurraymur Posts: 29
    Install the Michelin LTX M+S and your troubles be will a distant memory.
  • I would buy it again in a heartbeat! We have the 2003 SR5 2WD Loaded w/options, incl.Dual Climate Control Air (needed out here in the AZ. desert),
    We have had NO major problems at all! Fog light bulbs burned out, Bridgestone Tires stink, (get Michelin LTX instead of Dunlops or Bridgestones)Had Bridgestone replace them at 15,00 miles and it didn't make a difference, they still vibrate and have to be rebalanced every 10,00 miles. Plastics are a bit easy to scratch, but we use a good u/v protectant/cleaner like 2001 or Meguires
    We Get 12MPG Towing a cargo trailer, and 18 HWY.
    GREAT SUV, Does all it's supposed to, very well.
  • I have a 2002 Sequoia SR5 2WD with 30,000 miles. I can be stopped on a flat surface waiting to pull out in traffic and it acts like it wants to go dead. I have been having this problem for at least the last 10,000 0 15,000 miles and have taken it in to the dealer. They of course test drive it and they say can't find a problem. One service technician did tell me that this "lagging" was common in the Sequoias. Does anyone know if this is true. I am afraid to pull out in traffic because I am afraid it will die right in the middle of the highway.
  • kennynmdkennynmd Posts: 424
    I have the Dunlops on mine and haven't had any problemsso far...maybe I'm just lucky.
  • bp3959bp3959 Posts: 156
    I have a 2001 with 97k miles on it, it never acts like it wants to go dead. I'm confused though, your post says you are sitting there idling, but your title says it's when turning, which is it? If it's when on a turn, that's the traction control kicking in because you are spinning a tire.
  • petro33petro33 Posts: 192
    The only time this happens is when I am going (turning) over a loose surface, or turning out of a parking lot and the rear tire goes over the curb not the driveway. A slight hesitation then it will go. It is a little frustrating espically when you just go over a curb.

    If it did it all the time I would be back to the dealer. Next time have the repair person drive a new seq and see if it has the same "hesitation". I think not! mine is a '01 2wd with 80K miles.
  • 514329514329 Posts: 60
    my armada does the same too when I make a right or left turn going uphill or downhill but when I turn off my VDC ( VSC on ur Sequioa ) switch, it don't happen except that u hear ur tires slipping.
  • My 2001 came with Dunlop Grad Trek and they were horrible tires. Barely got 30K miles on them. I have since used Cooper H/T for Suv and have gotten great mileage and good quiet ride
  • I love my 2001. I have used synthetic oil since know and I have been avg 16.5 to 17 mpg in combined driving, I have even hit 20mpg on the highway driving condervative 65mph
  • I did open a "file" with Toyota about the finish deterioration on the Factory Alloy Wheels on our '03 Sequoia. They asked me to take it to my service dealer for an inspection, which I did this morning. Even Though I am 10,000 miles out of warranty, all 4 wheels are scheduled to be re finished, at Toyota's Expense! The dealer will remove, remount and rebalance the tires, and we will have a Corolla for a loaner till it's done.
    Of Course Toyota says this NEVER has happened to anyone before. o;) No matter, I'm a happy camper.
  • jeffs5jeffs5 Posts: 5
    Just joined, as I have read through many of the problems with your sequoias, I recently bought a 2001 Sequoia SR5 with 29,000 miles on it. Well a 15 minute test drive is tough to determine whether or not you will like it down the road. Anyway, I have come to hear that the Sunroof squeaks like crazy, I have had it in the dealership where purchased 3 times and they can not fix it. It squeaks both open and closed on the right side as you are in the truck. The dealership has tried to tighten all screws, duh! and lubricate the track. Has anyone had or experienced this problem and what have you done about it? Is it fixed?
  • bp3959bp3959 Posts: 156
    Search through the Sequoia problems and solutions board, I remember seeing others with this problem and they figured out what caused it.
  • bp3959bp3959 Posts: 156
    That's the traction control doing it's job, it notices one tire spinning faster than the other and thinks you are giving it too much throttle. I've since disabled both VSC and Trac on my 4wd Sequoia and will reenable it only when I expect to be driving in bad snow or ice.
  • raddboy41raddboy41 Posts: 249
    Have your dealer look at TSB NV006-04 titled MOON ROOF (SLIDING ROOF) CREAK NOISE
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