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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,347 miles

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2002 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #53

Sep 252013

Sequoia

  • 186,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the vsc and traction warning lights illuminated as the vehicle pulled to the right. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired and the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 186,000.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #52

Jul 012013

Sequoia

  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 40 mph, the traction control warning light illuminated as the vehicle became difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the fluid was low. The contact did not know which fluid was low. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 118,000. Kmj

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #51

Nov 012012

Sequoia

  • miles
2002 Toyota Sequoia. Consumer writes in regards to a safety concern involving the vsc/trac system the consumer stated the vsc/trac did not operate properly and caused the vehicle to be unstable. The consumer stated a recall was issued for the 2003 model and the 2002 model should have been included as well.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #50

Oct 092012

Sequoia

  • 80,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The vsc trac and vsc off lights are on and won't go off.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #49

Jun 162009

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
The traction control, vsc light is illuminated intermittently over the past few years. I am scared that if I need to avoid a impeding accident that because the vsc system not working that I may not be able to successfully avoid a potentially fatal accident. I am also scared that the vehicle may rollover when doing a fast turn to avoid an accident. Based on my research, I have found that this is a common problem among these vehicles and that there was a 2003 recall for this problem. There are a lot of problems with the 2002 vehicles and it needs to get fixed. Must we first have an accident to win rights to be accommodated. Does Toyota not want to make good on it's product and satisfy all owners/customers. I worry every time I drive my vehicle and thank god each time I reach my destination without incident.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #48

May 012012

Sequoia

  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota sequioa. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the ABS and the bsc lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The steering wheel became difficult to steer and the brakes inadvertently engaged. After restarting the vehicle, the warning lights did not illuminate and the contact was able to drive the vehicle without failure. The failure occurred intermittently six different times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic test. The technician stated that the yaw sensor and stroke sensor would have to be replaced. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 10V176000 (traction control system) that may be related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the recall did not included 2002 vehicles. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000.

- Monroe, LA, USA

problem #47

Jun 062009

Sequoia

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Same problem like everyone else I've read about. The traction control, vsc, brake light, and ABS light on. Dealership says no recall but they recalled all 2003 models for the same issue. Vehicle lights are off when vehicle is started, after 2-3 miles all the lights come on then the car is hard to handle due to traction control making the car unstable. This has been occurring for quite a while now. The vsc/trac light on my 2002 Toyota Sequoia comes on after driving for a few minutes. When this occurs it feels like the vehicle looses power and goes into "anti lock" mode. It's a scary feeling when driving at highway speeds. Once the vsc warning lights come on the vehicle drives normally, will do it again and again. The dealership said that it cost $800 dollars to repair. I can't afford to have the repair made and feel I should not have to. If the 2003 model has been recalled for the same problem and so many other 2002 Sequoia owners have reported the same problem, why shouldn't our trucks also qualify for recall and dealer repair at no cost to us. Must we first have an accident to win rights to be accommodated. Does Toyota not want to make good on it's product and satisfy all ownere/customers. I worry every time I drive my vehicle and thank god each time I reach my destination without incident.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #46

Nov 112011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 139,000 miles
Driving at 60 mph the vsc lights came on and the vehicle went to the right by itself.I slow down, and then the skid traction lights came on and a loud noise was coming out of the front....I think that if I was driving faster I could of have an accident...the same thing happened yesterday...

- Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #45

Jul 222011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 117,000 miles
Same problem like everyone else, traction control, vsc, brake light, and ABS light on. Dealership says no recall but they recalled all 2003 models for the same issue. ABS computer module. Part# 89541-0C050. Vehicle lights are off when vehicle is started, after 2-3 miles all the lights come on then the car is hard to handle due to traction control making the car unstabable. Also with ABS light on, braking is very bad. Constant fight to keep the vehicle straight during braking.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #44

Jun 272010

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
2002 Toyota Sequoia vsc/ traction control system started to malfunction in June 2011 vehicle has 128,000 miles. Took it to the dealership and they said that it needs a new yaw rate sensor @800.00dollars. Also that there is a chance that this doesn't fix the problem the SUV may need an ECU at a cost of an additional $900. That's crazy!!!! this has happened at all different range of speeds. Happening more often lately and seems very dangerous when activates and makes the vehicle unstable.

- Grovetown, GA, USA

problem #43

Jul 252011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 89,851 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2002 Toyota Sequoia brake slippery and shake the vehicle, then both vsc and trac off warning lights are on.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #42

Jul 032011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 117,928 miles
I was driving down the highway and out of no where I started skidding and my steering wheel started shaking. There was nothing on the road, the weather was hot and dry, and I wasn't switching lanes. Simultaneously the "vsc trac" and "trac off" lights came on. My first instinct was to apply the brake, and upon doing so the ABS kicked in. I pulled off the highway to let the car rest and so that I could check everything out. Everything appeared fine, so I continued on my journey. The lights stayed on for the remainder of the 50 mile trip, but no further incident occurred. When I started the car the next morning, the lights were off. I took the car to the dealership and they told me I had an ECU skid control failure. Upon further investigation I found that this had happened at least four times prior with this vehicle, starting when the car was only two years old and had approximately 35,000 miles. All four times the car had been taken to the dealership for inspection.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #41

Jul 062011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 249,500 miles
The vehicles vsc system engages when driving down the road in dry conditions leading to a momentary loss of control of the vehicle. The brakes grab and cause your vehicle to swerve to the left side. This happens out of the blue with no warning.

- Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

problem #40

Jan 212011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
2002 Toyota Sequoia vsc traction control. Anti-lock braking system engages suddenly with power loss and front end vibration. Vehicle stability control and traction control lights illuminate on dash. ABS and vsc lights remain on (ABS and stability control therefore disengaged) and cannot be turned back on by operator. When vehicle is turned off, system appears to reset, but the problem repeats after restarting and driving several miles. Problem is occurring more frequently and appears there are many other folks having this problem.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #39

Jun 102011

Sequoia

  • 142,000 miles
Anti-lock braking system engages suddenly with power loss and front end vibration. Vehicle stability control and traction control lights illuminate on dash. ABS and vsc lights remain on (ABS and stability control therefore disengaged) and cannot be turned back on by operator. When vehicle is turned off, system appears to reset, but the problem repeats after restarting and driving several miles. Problem occurred twice today, on two separate drive events within a 2 hour period.

- Port Orange, FL, USA

problem #38

May 012011

Sequoia

  • 189,993 miles
Problem with vsc sensor engaging while driving both in the city and also highway. Based on information obtained from the dealership, this is a known issue with Toyota Sequoias. I contacted Toyota on today to determine if this is infact a known issue with Toyota Sequoia why has there not been a recall. Toyota indicated that they would not be knowledgeable of the number of cases concerning this matter and that there currently was not recall for the yaw rate sensor which the defective part. While I am aware of the numerous other problems identified with Toyota cars, it is quite alarming as to the performance of my vehicle due to problem with this sensor. The sensor engages for no specific reason. While conveying this concern to Toyota, there was not much satisfaction offered except that the issued would be logged and I received a case number [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #37

Apr 062011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 250,000 miles
Vsc lights came on after having the master cylinder and brake booster rebuilt. Now when braking occurs there is pulsation of the pedal and the vehicle pulls to the right under normal braking conditions (dry level paved road conditions) - this pulling is more severe if braking occurs when cornering. The concern is what happens during emergency braking?

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #36

Apr 032011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 142,859 miles
02 Sequoia -sun at 6pm driving at 75 mph on I 75 when vehicle suddenly slowed down then brakes started screeching loudly rattling.. vehicle started to veer left and jerk. Skid light came on with beeping sound. Trac off and vsc lights also came on. I put my hazard lights on immediately held the steering wheel tightly and exited the highway. Once it was safe to stop I did so and shut the car off. Then I started the vehicle up again and started driving at 35mph. The lights were off at this point. In a few minutes they came back on and the events started all over again, I took my car to the tire shop for them to check the next day. They said tires were fine. Then took to the dealership for diagnostic, they said issue was a yaw rate sensor. Advised them that web had a lot of other people with the same incident. Asked if they would consider in pricing. They only gave me a 10% discount. Also called corporate they told me that my car was way past warranty and they could not help. Paid $1K to have it replaced.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #35

Sep 142009

Sequoia

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that the traction control and vsc lights illuminated on the instrument panel; the vehicle also beeped and the front brakes suddenly locked up. The front end began to shake and pull to the side. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the yaw rate sensor. The contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. The current mileage was approximately 67,000. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #34

Mar 222011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Traction control system is spontaneously engaging causing sudden deceleration and momentary loss of control. Symptoms include grinding/clashing noise typical of traction-control engagement, beeping from dash (indicating system error or disengagement?), and "trac off" and "vsc trac" lights come on and stay on. Originally problem only occurred after an hour or more of highway speed driving, usually with cruise control active. Recently started occurring more frequently and at lower speeds. Also notice vibration during braking (similar to warped rotors) goes away when traction control is off.

- Germantown, TN, USA

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