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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,000 miles

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2002 Toyota Sequoia steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 102007

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


Steering loss and separation of the ball joints from socket causing a crash. At the time the two failures occurred, it caused the front passenger side wheel & tire to buckle under vehicle causing the vehicle to skid between 250 feet to 300 feet before stopping. This incident proved that the vehicle was completely uncontrollable due to the failure of manufactured parts on this vehicle. Notice of such "recall from Toyota" could of prevented this incident if a notice was received. Further, I never received a notice of any kind with respect to the recall on the lower ball joints and steering loss. It wasn't discovered until vehicle had been towed to the Toyota dealership and was inspected by the mechanic. This vehicle had been in a different Toyota dealership prior to this incident (approx. 4-6 months ago) in which was still not brought to my attention by the service department.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

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