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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
122,891 miles

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2001 Toyota Sequoia brakes problems

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2001 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments (Page 4 of 6)

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problem #45

Nov 062011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 135,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Sudden loss of acceleration on highway. Vsc and trac light came on, then could not accelerate. Had to pull over extremely fast before getting rear ended by other vehicles. Can would not accelerate at all. Check engine light came on as well. Extremely dangerous condition and could have been severely hurt with entire family in car. Luckily there was a shoulder to pull off on, otherwise, we would have been in an terrible accident. Car was not safe at all! Toyota needs to know about this vsc issue!

- Davidson, NC, USA

problem #44

Nov 042011

Sequoia

  • 146,533 miles
Driving my recently purchased 2001 Sequoia and the vsc system goes off like we're on ice. Does it until the system stays off. It has been doing this randomly. Very scary... recall needs to be done.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #43

May 022011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 10 miles
Skid control engage unexpectedly.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #42

Jul 052010

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 142,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brakes intermittently apply on there own, pulling the car left or right. I am supposed to have the option of disabling the vsc on this vehicle but that function does not work. It will disable itself after an episode, later it will self enable and it starts over again. I've had it in to Toyota service to fix this issue and was told I would have to pay for a new cpu, but that would not necessarily fix the problem. I've seen other Sequoia owners have had the same problem on many Sequoia owner forums. This is a very dangerous situation for Sequoia owners. The dealer have no idea how to fix this problem.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #41

Aug 062011

Sequoia

  • 176,791 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. The contact was driving 45 mph when the ABS caused the vehicle to decelerate. The trac and vsc warning lights were illuminated constantly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who informed the contact that the skid computer needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 176,791. The VIN was not available.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #40

Jan 012003

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Vehicle skid control light, ABS, and vsc off lights come on. Get grinding noise from right front wheel as the ABS applies the brake and steering wheel and vehicle pulls extremely to the right. Almost loose control of vehicle if your not expecting it. This happens on dry pavement.

- Lovettsville, VA, USA

problem #39

Jun 152011

Sequoia

  • 150,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated while driving 40 mph the electronic stability control system engaged which caused the brakes without any warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ECM malfunctioned and needed to be reset which failed to remedy the problem. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who diagnosed the incorrect brake fluid was used which caused the brake gasket lining to malfunction. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 150,000 and the current mileage was 162,000.

- Germantown , TN, USA

problem #38

Jul 232011

Sequoia

  • 196,000 miles
My car automatically applied it's brakes and veered sharply to the right. The vsc and trac off lights came on. This event repeated itself several times before I could get home. It almost forced me off the road. If I had been in the left lane, I would have hit any car in the right lane or if I had been going faster at the time, it would have been an accident. The cars behind me had to slam on brakes to avoid me. I checked online and there are many other similar complaints on the Toyota Sequoia in multiple years. There is a recall on the early 2003 models. Toyota service says it's a common problem with the yaw sensor and an $800 repair.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #37

Jul 162011

Sequoia

  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that the vehicle stability control light illuminated on the instrument panel while driving 50 mph. During the failure, the front wheels locked and the vehicle pulled towards the right. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure and current mileages were approximately 119,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #36

Mar 302011

Sequoia

  • 112,000 miles
2001 Toyota Sequoia. Vsc trac/vsc off skid control lights all illuminate. Vehicle shutters aggressively and decelerates suddenly (occurred at least 8 times between 65 and 45 mph). Vehicle becomes very unstable and difficult to control until full stop. Unsafe to operate!!

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #35

Mar 202010

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The vsc and other lights in dash light up and has caused the vehicles brakes to engaged without warning. Its pulls the steering wheel violently to the to left. It happens at high and low speeds. Went to dealership and they said it was the skid control computer and the cost to replace it is 1,200 dollars.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #34

Aug 152010

Sequoia

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. While driving approximately 25 mph the vsc-trac, vsc-off, ABS, and parking brake lights began illuminating on the dashboard. The vehicle was driven onto the emergency lane and shut off. Upon restarting the vehicle the warning lights were no longer illuminated. The failure began to recur intermittently and the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where who stated that the brake booster needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 61,000.

- Aberdeen, NJ, USA

problem #33

Aug 012010

Sequoia

  • 110,000 miles
Warning lights for vehicle skid control, anti-lock brakes and parking brake are consistently on reporting a failure.

- Rye, NY, USA

problem #32

Nov 172010

Sequoia

  • 90,000 miles
My 2001 Toyota Sequoia traction control system/vehicle stability control system (vsc) or anti lock braking system (ABS) seems to be failing. This problem started about a year ago. The problem is an intermittent ratcheting or grinding noise coming from the front of the vehicle which causes the wheels and steering to vibrate immensely and have feelings of lost control (stalling) while driving. This has occurred at all different road speeds and conditions.

- Harker Heights, TX, USA

problem #31

Nov 152009

Sequoia

  • 142,528 miles
Upon starting my vehicle, the "vsc off" and "trac" lights on my dash come on. This could indicate potential vsc computer failure. The system is tied in with the ABS brake system and failure could result in loss of vehicle control. I feel as though this is a significant safety issue and should be addressed.

- Provo, UT, USA

problem #30

Oct 262010

Sequoia

  • 150,040 miles
Vsc / trac system engages randomly... sometimes three times per week. Started about one month ago. Various speeds, various circumstances... nothing consistent. It has pulled me off the road twice, but most of the time just engages with a rumble sound and hard to drive. The computer diagnostics finds nothing. I have used auto-blog and discovered dozens of people with the same problem.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #29

Oct 112010

Sequoia

  • 158,800 miles
My 2001 Toyota Sequoia traction control system/vehicle stability control system (vsc) or anti lock braking system (ABS) has failed. This problem has just started to occur summer 2010. The problem is an intermittent ratcheting or grinding noise coming from the front of the vehicle which causes the wheels and steering to vibrate immensely and have feelings of lost control while driving. This has occurred at all different road speeds, specifically it has occurred while I was driving at full highway speed of 70 mph. The reason I mention both the vsc and the ABS, is that these two systems are interworked for control, and at this time it could be either or both which are failed.

- Boerne, TX, USA

problem #28

Oct 092010

Sequoia

  • 158,800 miles
My 2001 Toyota Sequoia traction control system/vehicle stability control system (vsc) or anti lock braking system (ABS) has failed. This problem started last summer 2009, and now this problem has become consistent and at every acceleration from a dead stop. The vehicle stalls momentarily and the vsc light/S come on the same time. The reason I mention both the vsc and the ABS, is that these two systems are interworked for control, and at this time it could be either or both which are failed.

- Boerne, TX, USA

problem #27

Dec 152009

Sequoia

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that the vsc and traction lights were illuminated on the dashboard, and the vehicle would pull to the right, limiting acceleration. The failure would occur on a daily basis. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who advised him to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer. The manufacturer also advised the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnosis of the failure. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The failure mileage was approximately 115,000 and the current mileage was approximately 120,000.

- Wickliffe, OH, USA

problem #26

Jun 262010

Sequoia

  • 114,000 miles
The vsc light comes on while driving, alarm beeps, grinding noises an difficulty stopping car. This happened at 35 mph the first time on dry road. Contacted dealer and they suggested to just pull over if it happens again and bring car in. Second time it happened at 65/70 mph on highway. Had to pull into break down lane, came to complete stop, while driving in breakdown lane to next exit, happened again. Brought to dealer in area, could not find a problem. Brought to dealer where car is always serviced and they cannot find the problem either. Both incidents were very scary and felt like the vehicle was not going to stop. Due to pick up vehicle from dealer tomorrow but have printed out numerous similar complaints to show the service department.

- Stow Ma, MA, USA

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