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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,000 miles

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2001 Toyota Sequoia transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012006

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. While driving 25-70 mph, the contact hears a noise coming from the vse and the track off light illuminates on the instrument panel. The vehicle suddenly decelerates as a result of this intermittent failure. The dealer stated that the cause of failure could possibly be the steering angle sensor, but there was no guarantee that the failure would go away. The current mileage was 84,000 and failure mileage was 65,000.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 052007

Sequoia 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
The throttle body sensor failed numerous times causing my family to lose all acceleration on a very busy highway. I was able to get off the highway and get a tow to the Toyota dealer (david maus) and they thought initially that the whole throttle body needed to be replaced ($2000+) but after the mechanic cleaned the sensor it resolved the issue thus far, its been three months without recurrence. I want people to know this is a cheap fix as I believe others noted here that the dealership only offered replacement as a solution. I did have a second quote done elsewhere just to be sure and they were going to replace the whole throttle body as well without trying an alternative. Be careful out there and get a second opinion.

- Oviedo, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 232002

Sequoia 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle will not override vsc ( vehicle skid control ) if caught in traction, if surface was rough or bumpy. Vehicle will not accelerate until it regained traction. Toyota was notified.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

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