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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
124,011 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. diagnostic is saying yaw sensor needs to be replaced (2 reports)
2002 Toyota Sequoia electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 022015

Sequoia SR5 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 215,555 miles


I really have pride in my toyota and to now have to turn around admit to all of the nay sayers of toyota. I've read most of the complaints and Im in the same boat. Only thing Im going to do is trade the garbage in and get a ford or something and make sure that I do all of my home work. Damn shame I work hard for my money. So much for that tundra i was gonna get next year, stick a fork in me Im done. smh #toyotacrooks

- , Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

May 032014

Sequoia Limited 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

A few months ago my VSC and Traction Control Lights went off on my 2002 Sequoia. Initially I checked the code on my diagnostic machine. It read out that my Yaw Sensor needed to be repaired or replaced. Went to the dealer they told me it was a brake light switch. Got that replaced, lights were still on. Later they told me it was the Yaw Sensor and apparently the parts were on back order since it's a persistent problem with these Sequoias. Toyota needs to recall Sequoias for this issue, it is expensive to replace these parts and is a manufacturing flaw.

- , Athens, GA, USA

problem #3

Jul 252008

Sequoia Limited V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

When this happens, I have pull on the side of the road, turn the ignition off and then on again.

- , Ozone Park, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 272011

Sequoia 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

The VSC Trac and Trac Off lights come on and the vehicle snatches to the right. It is definitely a safety issue and should be a recall. People that have this same problem should call Toyota Corporate at 1-800-331-4331, press 4 then press 6 and you will talk to someone. Have your VIN handy.

- , Semmes, AL, USA

problem #1

May 212010

Sequoia Limited 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,500 miles

Normally happens at low speed while accelerating. The skidding car symbol flashes, a warning beeper beeps several times, there is a noticeable swerve to the right accompanied by a grinding noise. The, trac off and the vsc off, lights come on and I am able to continue merrily on my way unannoyed, there is no apparent reduction in braking ability or steering control. I just have the "idiot" lights on the dash until I turn off the ignition. When I next drive the vehicle I am very wary until it happens again, maybe immediately, or 10 to 20 miles. But it always happens. The dealer says a new yaw rate sensor and vsc ecu will fix it. About $1800.00 above the $105.00 already paid for the diagnostic fee. What really gets my "goat" is: there is a recall for the "early" 2003 models for this same problem. My car was off the line Aug 22 2002 I'm thinking there may have been '03s being built then.

- , Temple, TX, USA

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