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Toyota Sequoia Transmission Problems



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  • freeman toyota in hurst texas
  • kattoy2003kattoy2003 Posts: 3
    My 2003 SR5 just started having the jumpy shifting. It waits a very long time before shifting, and then jumps to the next gear. I have 95,500 on it. It just started wtihin the last 4K miles or so.

  • sequoia4sequoia4 Posts: 1
    Today while driving my Sequoia would be slow on accelerating from a stop. It was like it was "fighting" to get into gear. Slowly it would reach about 35 mph and then jerk into gear. Any ideas?
  • I have a 2004 Sequoia with 132k miles. Starts fine but won't shift into any gear; message on dashboard is "A/T P". Anyone seen this? Taking to dealer on Monday morning but just wondering if anyone has experienced same..
  • dxydxy Posts: 1
    I have a brand new 2010 sequoia limited less than 200 miles, I noticed something weird though not sure if they are problems.

    1. When I brake in low speed in parking lot, from time to time, I felt the car "jump" forward a little bit. It seems like I wrongfully step on the gas instead of the brake, of course, I am sure I stepped ed the brake. The problem, however, is not repeatable.

    2. If I push down the gas pedal very gentle, the transmission gear shifts, the rpm stays around 2000 and the speed goes up. If I push down the gas pedal in medium hard steadily, the gear shifts to the second or third, and will not shift to upper gears. What I see are: the rpm goes up higher and higher to 3500-4000 and the speed goes up to 50+ miles/hour. (I didn't try longer and/or harder.)
    However, if I release the gas pedal and push the gas pedal again, the gear shifts, and rpm goes down to 2000.

    Are these problems? Many thanks,
  • Did you find out what the problem was? My wife's 06 is doing the same thing? It only has 37,000 miles on it!
  • I have 2001 limited edition sequoia with 165,000 miles. In month of October, My car engine died at the intersection so I put car into Park gear and started right up but when shifted to any gear R,D,2,1 engine will die right away, I was stuck at the intersection. so called towing truck and hauled it to dealer in town that evening, next morning I went to dealer lot and started, tried gear, same will not move and engine will die. I had service department trouble shoot this issue, left car there for three days, then I got a call, they did not have any problems with this vehicle so I told them to keep it for few more days. I got the vehicle with out any bill, so that was good but my sequoia was not reliable vehicle for family trips anymore (what if)
    Now 11-20-09 My overdrive is used to eliminate noise from engine while on the road, it sounds like as if stick shift gear is in high gear at low speed. pushing od button kills the sound and run normal and it happens during 30~75 miles.
    Google search refers ths issue to Transmission problems. Feed Back Please!
  • luweegyluweegy Posts: 3
    My 2002 Sequoia shifter was getting sloppy and would only shift from park- neutral-drive.140k miles. Now it won't even come outa park. What parts do I need to fix this?
  • janh1janh1 Posts: 1
    I also have a 2006 w/ 72k doing the same. Any luck with yours?
  • gregb10gregb10 Posts: 1
    Hi Eliza,

    We have a 2002 Sequoia with 122K miles. Our transmission went costing us approx. $4600.00. I have been researching this issue online and found others have the same issue as me/we do. Now this truck cost between 42k to 48k or so and 8 years later I am changing the freakin trans. How the HACK(used lightly), does Toyota or any other auto maker get away with this stuff. I also have been researching to see how we could get Toyota held responsible for this piece of SH@T trans.

    I will continue to research and blog here until I am satisfied with an response from the CEO. If you can do the same in addition to telling everyone who you come across who has the same problem and tell them to go to EVERY website and complain like us. If you want to discuss further please contact me.
  • cwfeldoncwfeldon Posts: 1
    we own a 2001 limited edition sequoia, with appx 145,000 miles. took it in for a check-up a week before we left on a road-trip to california. no problems. two miles into our trip, i heard a sound that i can only describe as gears slipping, or having a hard time catching. this would happen at low rpm's. once i got the rpm's above 2000, all sounded normal. then, a couple more miles down the road(about 2), we lost ALL acceleration & i had to pull off the road, have a tow truck get us & now i find out that the transmission is shot. OUT OF NOWHERE! its sitting at the shop waiting for me to decide what to do. the bill is $4000.00. Anybody with any info??????????
  • reggie6reggie6 Posts: 26
    Did you ever resolve your problem with your Sequoia? I am considering purchasing a new 2010?
  • I have a 2002 Sequoia with transmission problems also...we think. It started recently, I have 115,000 miles only. When I put it in drive, it's like it's in Neutral, won't accelerate. You can drop it in low then back up to drive and it runs. Toyota said needed new transmission, had it replaced, continue to have same problem. But now Oxygen sensor out too....go hand in hand?? Amazes me that even Toyota can't seem to pinpoint the problem...nothing shows up when they hook it up to the machines to check it. Of course not, it's not electrical but they won't admit Toyota could be defective!!!
  • You probably have the lever in the middle column on "N." Just put the car into neutral while you're parked with your foot on the brake and pull the lever down to H. It probably just got knocked into neutral by an object.
  • chechecheche Posts: 1
    edited January 2011
    I am currently having some of the same issues with my 2002 Sequoia limited with slightly under 100K miles that some of you have had with your transmissions. When the car gets up to 35mph it starts making a loud humming type 50mph there is a what I can best describe as a jolt or a kick when the car is going into what would be a 4th gear or overdrive.........What were some of the outcomes of these problem? I called Toyota Customer Service but today is a holiday, so I called the dealer I purchased the car from, they say bring it in for an inspection. I hesitate to take it to the dealer as I have had a couple of bad experiences with the service departments.....overpriced and under qualified.......any input would be greatly appreciated.
  • i have a sequoia sr5 4x4...does anyone know what the rpms are supposed be while in overdrive....say at about 65 to 70 mph?
  • campy99campy99 Posts: 1
    I assume by now you have had your transmission either replaced or rebuilt. I just went through this experience myself. I had mine rebuilt at a cost of $3100. My '02 Sequoia has approximately 89K miles and was never used to tow anything. Most of the problems I have read about on-line from other 2001-2002 Sequoia owners has happened to my vehicle (air conditioning system had to be replaced at around 60K miles, front brake rotors warp over time and need replacing, power antenna stops working...). In your case, the humming noise coming from your transmission was most likely the overdrive gear getting ready to go out. If you disengage the overdrive, the humming stops. Not much you can do at this point other than to take it in to a mechanic to have your transmission fixed before you get stuck on the road somewhere.
  • As several others have indicated, the 2006 Sequoia has a drive-train related problem. After coming to a stop, several seconds later I experience a lurch or clunk that literally feels like another vehicle just bumped me from behind. Has anyone been able to get this fixed permanently? Toyota has lubricated something, but the problem never really disappeared, just less noticeable. This "behavior" started when the vehicle was about 2 years old and under 20k miles. It now has 48k miles and is still not resolved. Toyota dealers say they can not isolate the problem and they do not know of others with this issue...Right.
  • dwolfgangdwolfgang Posts: 3
    I'm having the same issue you have described. I have 97K miles and have recently changed front/rear differential fluid as well as transfer case fluid. This has not helped. I'm interested to know what it was the dealer lubricated to help the issue. Please let me know if you are able to resolve this issue. Thanks!!!
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