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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,000 miles

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2001 Toyota Sequoia exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2001 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 012003

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • 24,000 miles


Nar 02/28/2003 mr a strong smell is coming from the exhaust when accelerating.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
We have a Toyota Sequoia, the problems are the 4 wheel drive is not operating all the time. It does not engage sometimes and does not stay in 4 wheel drive. One example is my wife had six friends in the vehicle the 4 wheel drive did not stay engaged and the vehicle skid control made the engine loose power so she slid backwards down a hill. No one would ride in our 4wheel drive again. The vehicle skid control makes the engine loose power while in traffic. There is also a hesitation in the engine when accelerating from a complete stop. Another problem is the braking system is not adequate for the vehicle. The entire front brakes had to be replaced. The vehicle has been in for the same repairs at least 10 times and is still not working the way it should. We have all the documentation for service on our Sequoia. We have done internet research through NHTSA and have found the same problem with other Toyota Sequoia's. there was also a problem with the air conditioner having a bad oder from bacteria growing, the exhaust manifold was loose and the power window motors made a loud noise. We have filed a complaint on all the same problems with NHTSA, comsumer affairs of California and you. We want to pursue the lemon law and get our money back. We are currently working with Toyota arbritration but are getting nowhere. We have had Toyota's previously and had no problems with them. This vehicle is a lemon.

- Truckee, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 152004

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving at high speeds exhaust fumes entered into the cab of the vehicle.

- Anthony, FL, USA

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