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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,053 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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2002 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012005

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2002 Toyota Sequoia power antenna problem. Antenna was not operating properly extending up and down, along with a middle row seat belt retraction problem and the plastic car hinge protectors always popping off when one folds up the right middle seat. I went to roseville Toyota to fix the problem and was told that they could replace the antenna for approx $200, because the grooves were wearing off, and that I would have to go to the manufacturer to address it because of having to pay $200. Having only had this "family" car driven around town for 2 years, I didn't think a Toyota should have this problem, thus that's why we keep buying Toyota. The manager offered to fix it for $60. I reluctantly agreed and felt that they were trying to accomodate me. Three months later, it's not operating properly again. We brought it to roseville Toyota again, along with a major scheduled $600 tune-up, and was told that this time, the motor needed to be replaced, costing $325! how can a power antenna have this much problems on an expensive car like the Sequoia? we bought it as a family car expecting not to keep shelling out money for a 2 1/2-year-old car. We cannot afford to keep paying little fixes like this for a car which we thought was a quality buy. We expected paying for the scheduled maintenance, but its precisely avoiding this "misc fixes" is the reason we buy Toyota. Now we have to keep paying for something that should not really keep breaking down because of the implied quality. The sign of a good quality car is the amount of little fixes that need to be done which should be nil. We have had other manufacturers before and know the amount of money that can add up because of these "fixes." I sincerely hope that Toyota can address this type of complaint and show that they are a responsible company that addresses their consumer needs.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 132006

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
: the contact stated recalled work was not performed in what the contact considers a timely matter. The dealer was contacted about the recall; however could not work the vehicle into the schedule for 2 weeks. The recall notice received was NHTSA # 05V225000, concerning the lower ball joints. Additionally, the contact was jacking up the vehicle and the housing around the jack fractured and broke. The dealer was contacted and suggested replacing the jack.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #1

May 132002

Sequoia 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 158 miles
Driveshaft was defective. After coming to a complete stop if felt as if consumer had been rear ended. Vehicle was serviced seventeen times, and the dealer stated it was normal. There is also a thumping noise and vehicle lurches forward associated with a hard start condition. Brakes grab at times. Rear speakers inoperative 3rd row. Sunroof rattle. Water inside marker light covers when raining. Rubbng noise from rear wheels. Center wheel cap was tightened.

- Centerport, NY, USA

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