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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
98,183 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace both rear axle seals before 70k miles (1 reports)
  3. seals replaced (1 reports)
2002 Toyota Sequoia drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #3

May 032014

Sequoia Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,550 miles


Well it's leaking again..I did not noticed until rear tire was removed for leak repair. I know it's a cheap parts but labor is another story...yikes!

- , Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 042010

Sequoia Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

Oil, dirt and grime accumulation on brake disk area. I first noticed the problem on our way CA to Seattle, had to gas up in Oregon and noticed smoke emanating on rear break disc area, got scared and had local dealership inspect, was turned off by exuberant repair estimate that I took a gamble till I got back in So Cal. Five dollar parts 2 hours labor rate from my local mechanic was not bad.

- , Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 272005

(reported on)


  • 50,000 miles

Both rear axle seals had to be replaced along with brakes every 20K miles. Ridiculous for a $40K vehicle from Toyota.

- , Gainesville, GA, USA

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