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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,750 miles

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2002 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 222011

Sequoia

  • miles

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

My 2002 Sequoia keeps making a grinding noise when I hit the gas from a stop light and the stability control keeps coming on and there is a loss of power and I cant do nothing until he stability control quits what its doing. Point blank Toyota needs to do something with all these 2002 Sequoias and there failing traction control system. There are peoples lives at stake and I've done had all the wheel sensors cleaned and the system reset and the problem is still there. What if it was your kids that had to drive an uncontrollable vehicle you would do everything you could to see what the problem was or if it can be fixed. Were spending lots of money fixing these Sequoias and it needs to stop. All im asking is please just to consider recalling these dangerous vehicles.

- Chipley, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 062008

Sequoia

  • miles
My 2002 Toyota Sequoia has stalled 3 times while driving & each time I was towed to my mechanic at 1437 aviation blvd. Redondo bch. Ca. 90278(lexology) 310-379-0543. It happened twice while driving on main streets with my child in the car & once on the freeway. The first time was June 6,2008 second time Jan.20, 2009 & third time Aug.28,2009.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 072009

Sequoia 4WD

  • 152,000 miles
2002 Toyota sequioa 4WD. Check engine light, vsc off, vcs trac lights are all on and vehicle is nearly impossible to drive in the rain. After checking with multiple sources online and by phone, it appears the "skid control ECU with actuator" is the problem and this part runs over $2000 dollars! I understand repairs come with the territory, but when there are literally thousands of these sequioas with the exact same problem, I just assumed there would be a recall. "not so" according to Toyota. They deem it a rare occurence and a customers problem if no longer under warranty. I bought my vehicle from car-mart and they wont help either. I'm just a working stiff folks. I can either get the vehicle fixed or feed my kids. Guess I'm walking the 45 minutes to work each way when things go bad if toyoyo gets their way. Thanks. Sorry for venting.

- Conway, AR, USA

problem #1

May 152004

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
Consumer says vehicle stalls without warning. Consumer was driving last Thursday when the vehicle stalled. Also, vehicle stalled six times this morning when consumer was taking it to garage. Sometimes it starts missing, and one can push the gas pedal and vehicle will continue on with out stalling.

- Arkadelphia, AR, USA

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