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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,000 miles

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2001 Toyota Sequoia windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 272009


  • 108,000 miles


My 2001 Sequoia rear hatch window no longer rolls down nor does the rear hatch open at all. This happened overnight. Nothing prompt this all. The dealer wants to charge $350 to replace the door. Frustrating can't even begin to describe this feeling.

- Cincinnati, OH, 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

Dec 102001

Sequoia 4WD

  • miles
Brake problem presented itself by the vehicle vibrating when braking from high speed. All brakes required servicing and then replacement. Emergency brake required adjusting three times within 20,000 miles. When only one window is open at speeds greater than 30 mph, causes severe pressure vibrations inside the vehicle interior. Pressure vibrations extremely distracting and annoying.

- Monterey, CA, USA

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