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Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
118,900 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2002 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 252014


  • 140,000 miles


Purchased 4 new Firestone wilderness le 265/70/16 tires in July. While driving, noticed vibrating of car around 60 mph. Pulled over and inspected tires. 3 of the 4 tires are missing large chunks of tread. One of the tires has wires and inner tire exposing causing vibration. Unacceptable.

- Pearce, AZ, USA

problem #8

Aug 052014

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 182,988 miles
The skid control lights come on for no reason the whole car shakes and there is a thumping and grinding noise from the vehicle along with the beeping warning sound. It happens at different speeds sometimes when breaking or turning and losing power. This last a few seconds then the vsc light comes on and the vsc off light and all is ok while lights are on.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #7

May 172012

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The vsc lights come on when driving, the rear differential seal was completely rusted through and should be on a recall, the frame was on recall and replaced in 2014, but the rear seals were rusted thru and Toyota after costing me thousands does not want to cover rear seals why ? right after the frame was replaced and the Toyota dealer in deerfield beach, fl said the rear differential is also way rusted out and may blow the seals, well they did during a oil change and check. If Toyota knew of the extreme rust on the frame that it was also on the rear differential as confirmed by 3 different mechanics one being Toyota. Toyota wants me to pay $2,000 to fix which is outrageous.

- Westerly, RI, USA

problem #6

Nov 292013

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 96,768 miles


Since the date indicated (Nov.29,2013) the track off lights and system in my Sequoia gets activated without road conditions which justify it.I felt a strong noise and lost power and had a dangerous situation because of the sudden stop or loss of acceleration. Took it to Toyota and told sensors and computer needed to be replaced at great cost, but with no guarantee of definite solution.I believe this is a safety issue involving anti- skid and track system which need to be attended to promptly.can you help?

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #5

Aug 052013

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 200,000 miles
Vehicle vsc and trac is auto-engaging during a drive without cause. The vehicle will jerk to a side, and a grinding noise will occur until the vehicle comes to a stop. Braking is slow and takes much longer to stop the vehicle. Electronic beeping is also heard throughout. Vsc and trac lights come on and stay on after the incident until the vehicle is turned off.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

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problem #4

May 292013

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
During rush hour, a vehicle before me abruptly stopped. To avoid from hitting them I swerved to the left hitting a wall divider when the front left wheel caved in having me and my family swerve all the way to the right into another sound wall. What I tried to do was hit the brake before going head on into the wall but the gas pedal was stuck causing us to accelerate into the wall. Luckily there were shrubs and bushes to help the car go into a slow as we slid across the wall. I dont know why the gas pedal decide to get stuck and accelerate us into the wall but im hearing from other Sequoia owners that they have had the same problem with their pedals and that needs to be checked out as soon as possible.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 162013

Sequoia 8-cyl Diesel

  • 143,663 miles


My wife and I were on the way South I-405 from work to go to the church. I made exit at fairview, and then left on baker street. I felt the steering wheel was very heavy and uncontrollable. The car crashed. There was no other car involved. My breast and head are in pain right now.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 222003

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,680 miles
While driving at 45 mph a very strong vibration, suddenly the front driver side wheel came off the vehicle. The vehicle crashed, serious injuries to the driver. The air bags systems never activated. The computer have an impact code, but the air bags didn't deploy.

- Ensenada, PR, USA

problem #1

Oct 062004


  • 55,000 miles
While driving, the front drivers side wheel came completely off the vehicle. The consumer stated that there was some type of pole sticking out. The consumer had the vehicle towed. Toyota told the consumer there was nothing they could do.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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