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To quote "buyit22" from the other board: "I have a 4wd limited. ... When I put it in drive then touch the accelerator, there is a distinct click, click coming from the console area toward the front of the vehicle. It only clicks twice then goes away until the next startup. This is in 2wd mode. Any similar experiences?"
I have a 4wd SR5 that I use exclusively in high 4wd mode and it always makes exactly the clicking sound you describe. I assume it's some sort of drive-train subsystem checking on itself, but I have no idea. Anyone know??
Silver LTD 2WD with all options except bug shield, I think.
So far, the only things that I haven't absolutely loved are the (1)GBS on alarm not working right and the dealer not knowing anything about it, (2) the booming bass stereo, and (3) the gas mileage so far is not quite 15mpg even though we have been on the road a few times. But overall, it is an excellent vehicle. I have been sold on Toyotas for a while.
I am new to Town Hall, but I have read many posts and posted a couple. My interests will lie in the technical areas. I do a lot of work on my cars myself. I don't like hassling with service departments and then having to pay out the wazoo for it.
I look forward to sharing stories with everyone. I am glad this forum is available.
I think it is normal, and given all the ECU's and relays in the vehicle, it's a wonder there aren't more than two clicks.
the two clicks you hear when you put the car in drive mode are the self-checks of the VSC and TRACS... These are described/explained in the manual
Hope this helps
Traded in my 88 4rnnr for the SQ... the 4rnnr was my baby... had a close encounter with an elk after 65,000 miles, and wasn't even out of alignment. Cost me (well, allstate) $4,500 for cosmetic repairs. Anyway, drove it another 70,000 before family expansion required moving up to 4 doors and more space (didn't want to leave one of my daughters home when I went camping/fishing). My experiences with the 4rnnr sold me on Toyotas.
Has anyone heard instructions on how to program/train the Homelink for a home security system? I haven't tried calling the dealer yet, but am curious...
Also, there has been a long thread on sequoia solutions regarding using synthetic oils. Will a dealer service dept listen to me when I ask them to use synthetics?
Looking forward to some interesting discussions.
The only complaint so far is with the air conditioning system. About a week ago, the A/C light would begin blinking after about 5 minutes of operation regardless of mode of operation selected. As per the manual, took it in for service. Service center initially suspected tensioner problem.. took it back several days later for the fix, and they said it was now looking more like a compressor problem. They did a temp fix which they thought would get us through our trip, it did not! Fairly sweltering in 90-95 degree temps on the desert...the sunroof came in handy. Will have it back in the shop Tuesday, will keep you all posted. See ya around the club!
By the way this is after they told me it was the cam shaft.'
Being a female nurse who takes care of newborns, I don't know much about cars. We had 2 bad experiences, 2 different trips up to get it. my husband said then it was an omen NOT to get this SUV.Now this. I am a VERY patient person, but am EXTREMELY irritated now. My very 1st vehicle was a Toyota truck... no problems.
How serious is a cam shaft problem, & does this mean I can expect to see more problems with my SEA, despite Toyotas "reliable" reputation? My SEQ only had 325 miles on it when I dropped it off at the service department....I only had it 48 hours, and we use it for our business...of course they gave me something comparable to drive......a Camry! 40K+ SUV vs. 20K car. You tell me?!?
I do have to say, the 295 mile ride home was AWESOME!!! Amazingly smooth compared to the Chevy SUV I traded in.
Any input from mcmatt who seems to be technically inclined??? Or ANYONE????
The stereo sounds great with bass at +2 for CDs and -4 for AM/FM. Have not used the cassette player, yet.
Only heard of the clicking noises in this forum.
it was really windy today, and at Interstate speed, the SEQ needed more steering adjustment than the Volvo 850 Turbo that she drove before.
My vehicle is better than yours because....
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It's a wonderful SUV. Better, much better, than the Tahoe that we had. This is super exciting.
And yes, the booming bass can be annoying.
Question: Anyone know anything about the '02 Sequoia's? Will they incorporate AWD? Realizing from all the posting, there seems to be some quality issues and you know the next model will address these.
Currently driving a '97 Mountaineer and really loved it. Only 36k miles on it so contemplating selling it outright or go for a high trade. Really wish other SUV's like the Mountaineer had the keypad entry. Because of this little feature, may end up with the '02 model.
Should I or should I not go with the Sequoia not thats the 40k question...
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Then 3 weeks ago, we restarted the hunt looking at Yukon vs Sequoia vs a used 1999 LX470. Not impressed with the Yukon in terms of drive-ability and/or price points. The LX470 was a gem, but had 16K miles on it. More importantly, it turned out to be from Canada (had speedometer in km/hr !). Then we test drove the Sequoia - it was close to the LX470 in terms of ride (obviously the LX exuded luxury when you set foot inside !). Poured through all the technical specs and our demands and decided that we wanted a 2WD (we are not adventurous enough to take this expensive vehicle off Road), alloy wheels, preferred package and Desert Gold color.I called up the dealer's Fleet dept and told him what I need. He searched through the state to locate and after three days closed a three way trade to get me what I wanted.....
Here's what we got -
4x2, alloy wheel package, CC, fog lamp, keyless, dual AC, gold package, Convenience package... Price was $750 over invoice. Closed the deal Saturday and drove it home. Simplest negotiation ever.
I am contemplating adding wood trim and leather seats. Have done my research and am in the negotiation phase. It appears that I am able to add leather for a lot less than the preferred package. Should have some $ left over for adding a CD changer! Will let you folks know how it goes.
If you need recomendations on my dealer in Phoenix, let me know.
We change the oil at the local Toyota dealer every 3K. No problems at all so far. We love it.
Anyone out there have more miles on one yet?
Anyway, when we finally went to look at this car after haggling with dealer we noted that it had 1400 miles on it. Haggled some more but got home and found a tow receipt in manual for it implying it had been off road and ditched. Went next day to dealer and they stated it was towed to save mileage despite my observation that the skid plate was scored. Then, as if placed by original owner, we found a post-it note under seat with claim number written. Called the insurance company to get details, they would not provide but admitted this brand new $42K had been in an accident! Supposedly in CO you can sell a vehicle with 2k miles as new. We have asked the dealer for a new replacement and we’re getting song and dance about availability. Can anyone shed some light on just how legal it is for a dealer to sell a vehicle as new despite it having been owned and been to the body shop? Seems shady to me!
My Carmy was totaled on February 4, 2002. Know I have to get a new car. Toyota's have sold me on their reliability. Just wanted some input from Sequoia owners (before I purchasedone) on the good, bad and the ugly. I also wanted to know, how do you get 500 over invoice as I read in some of the posted emails. Any takers......
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odometer (yes I am Canadian, Aye!). Two days after I brought it home, it wouldn't start so I
phoned the dealer and told him that "there is a dead tree sitting in my driveway". It turns out
that the security system wasn't reading my key code properly and it was remedied when I phoned a friend (the service manager from the local MB dealership) and he suggested that instead of using the keyless entry system, I open the door using the actual key. What do you know? it worked! It must have re-coded the keys. Anyway....As I indicated in the title, this is our 7th Toyota. We started out with a 1985 Celica, went from it to a 1987 Camry, added a 1986 4-Runner, traded that in for a 1995 4-Runner which we then traded in for a 1996 4-Runner after only 5 months (we still own it). We bought a 1997 Avalon which we recently traded in for the 2002 Sequoia. This was made necessary by the fact that we have 4 boys (ages 8 months to 15 years) and it was either a larger SUV or a van. My first impressions of the Sequoia are
mainly positive; large, stable, quiet, and comfortable. It could use a little more horsepower
(our 1996 4-Runner is supercharged), and the quality of the interior materials are less than
what I've come to expect from Toyota. The plastics are harder and a little more "plasticy",
and the quality of the leather and carpeting is a little more "industrial". I base my comparison
on the previous "top of the line" versions of Toyota products that I have owned. I do not know if this is because the vehicle was made in North America instead of Japan (the Avalon was also made in NA), or just that Toyota is cutting back on quality. I must also say that I am somewhat of a perfectionist and pay close attention to detail. That is my two cents worth!!!!
I currently own a 2000 Avalon XLS (flawless with 45,000 miles) and a 2001 Sequoia SR5 which I am trading in tomorrow on a 2003 Sequoia.
The 2001 (20,000 Miles):
Natural White/Warm Silver/Oak Leather Interior
Lighted Running Boards (Port Installed)
L1 Leather Option
The 2003 (New):
Phantom Gray/Silver/Gray Leather Interior
JBL 6 Disc
Alloy Wheel Package #2
2001 only in the shop once for new brake pads. Rotors turned...but not warped.
the sequoia seems substantially larger inside, and the seats have many more adjustments than the 4runner does. any other tall sequoia owners with thoughts on this?
I recently purchased a 05 black limited after totalling my 4runner in an accident. i have had my ntrl_mystic as i call it for one week and i am completely happy with it so far. big hand clap to my local dealer where i purchased from in waldorf, maryland. it was a very pleasant experience doing business with them. i am looking forward to participating on the board and hopefully getting and providing additional when and where i can
Congrats on your new ride. Please be sure to stop by theToyota Sequoia: Prices Paid topic and tell everyone about your purchase experience. :shades: