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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,259 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2001 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 062011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 131,100 miles


Vehicle vsc lights come on and cause a tempoary loss of power. The vehicle front ends also starts to shake which cause a tempoary loss of controll. This started 6 months ago and is happaning daily.

- Bolingbrook, IL, USA

problem #7

Jul 112003


  • 82,000 miles
The check engine, vsc, and traction lights on my 2001 Toyota Sequoia all came on simultaneously at 82,000 miles, I was told that I need to replace the transmission for $3800 and the computer needs replacing for about $2000. The brakes have been constant struggle requiring replacement every 8 months.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 132004


  • 120,000 miles
The vsc light came on after my 2001 Sequoia hit a pot-hole. This was back in 2004 and the light remains on. I was told it was a sensor. The vehicle is long out of warranty and I can't afford any expenses right now. That's just one of a few major components to go. In 2003 the torque converter went and the transmission had to be replaced. I had 88,000 miles on it and it was beyond the 60,000 drive train warranty. However, Toyota did pay for half of the $4000 bill with the dealership picking up a 1/4 of the bill. I paid the rest. Was paying half an admission by Toyota that they provided a faulty transmission. I do know that the dealership removed the old transmission and shipped it off to Toyota and I never heard another word about it. The brakes on these big vehicles have been a sore spot with me. I've had to change brakes and rotors numerous times over the years. And last on my list of complaints is the tailgate. It has rusted out prematurely and it is more than a $1,000 to replace. I use bungies to keep it closed up and I had to prop the window up since the tracking system in the tailgate rusted out and fell apart.

- Hoosick Falls , NY, USA

problem #5

Dec 052008


  • 100,000 miles


The light on the dash indicating vcs/trac, vcs/SC (skid control), ABS and brake lights are showing failures. The dealer wants $ $2100 to fix.

- Clarks Summit, PA, USA

problem #4

Nov 212008


  • miles
Vsc / trac control system failure on 2001 Toyota Sequoia.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 102008


  • 148,971 miles
Trac off, vsc trac and brake are intermittently coming on.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jun 212008


  • 188,000 miles
While driving at a rate of 70mph the vsc trac and trac control warning lights came on. The car decreased in speed and veered to the right, causing me to momentarily loose control of the car. Per owner's manual took car into dealership for diagnostic. Per codes obtained via diagnostic dealer suggests replacing yaw control sensor and ECU. After researching this issue myself it seems to bean issue with the 2001 Sequoia and its ECU, yaw control sensor, and the steering angle sensor that could result in serious harm or injury if not corrected.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #1

May 152008


  • 80,000 miles
Vehicle stability control/traction control computer defect.

- Vienna, VA, USA

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