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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
182,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. ABS/vsc module repair (1 reports)
2002 Toyota Sequoia wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 032015

Sequoia Limited V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 182,000 miles


vibration felt underneath driver and passenger seats

I first bought this vehicle with 166,700 miles on it and it seemed like a good buy. It still is a good vehicle, I just need to fix the few issues I am having with the vehicle. The tires have some road noise so it could have masked the vibration some at the very beginning of ownership. I have 265/50/20 forterra HL Goodyear tires on the vehicle which should ride quietly, but please don't buy these for your vehicle. So, the SUV drove great until I took a trip down to southern California and starting hearing a vibration sound when my speed reached 75 mph and up. It felt like the harmonic balance in the drive shaft of the vehicle was out of balance. The vehicle had approximately 182,000 miles on it at the time. Finally, I took it to someone I was recommended to and he noticed first the bearings was part of the cause. So, he changed the bearings on both front wheels, Still had some vibration and he mentioned the front left axle had some play in it as well. Now, before we changed the axle a new issue popped up as the ABS module caused the VSC system to engage at low speed below 10 mph. After 10 mph the system worked fine. During that engagement of the system I could have been killed by oncoming traffic or injured very badly. So, the mechanic went back to change out the left axle and did a diagnostic test on the sensors, which the left front was not reading and the right was intermittent. That was baffling to the mechanic, so we talked and changed both sensors and the left axle. He checked the vehicle and the VSC system still engaged at the low speed below 10 mph, most of the vibration was gone but some was still there at 75 mph, which he agreed with me that it could be possibly the drive shaft that ties into the 4 wheel drive system. So he decides to do the diagnostic test in the 4x2 mode and 4x4 mode on all the sensors on each wheel. In the 4x4 mode all the sensors checked and read fine. The 4x2 mode check of the system revealed a problem with in the system that tied to the ABS control module. So, as of now he has worked with me to really understand the problem with this vehicle type to try to get to the root cause. He has since not charged me for the sensors, until he can get the ABS module checked out through a certified repair manufacturer who works on these parts on a regular basis. Now, the vibration problem is still there, but not as bad as before, so I will hold off on that fix in which we have a solution in the future, to key on the ABS/VSC issue I need to get rectified ASAP.

- , Travis AFB, CA, USA

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