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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,500 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.

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2003 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #2

May 302014


  • 147,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Sequoia. While driving at 35 mph, the alarm horn failed to activate when depressed. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where it was diagnosed, but the failure was not determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 147,000.

- Audubon, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 022003

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
We purchased a 2003 Sequoia in August of 2003. The first thing that happened was the hood latch came off no biggie a $10 replacement everything a ok. Next came the oil pressure gauge it always read low. I took it to the dealership and was fixed, the cause was a faulty sender, no charge to me. On a routine oil change I asked for the alarm to be check because it was always silent. To my surprise the horn had come off lucky for me it was still under warranty so it was replaced. All this time the vsc/ trac off light keeps coming on. The dealer can't come up with a problem and they say just restart the car and they should come off. Now there is a grinding sound coming from my dash and the lights are coming on again so off to the dealership again. They can't duplicate the sound and the lights well maybe its my brakes and I have to get those replaced. I decided to wait on that. Ok now since my kids like to ride with the back windows down and I can't stand the pressure and sound in the car. (it sound as if I'm in a helicopter) I decide to roll the back window down to stabalize the pressure and what do you know it doesn't work and now my vsc / trac off and ABS lights are all on "all the time". now I'm at the dealership again (everyone there knows me by name now). The vsc/ trac off and ABS light well that was a sensor that needed replacing and the window well guess what that was the grinding sound I had heard before. The motor needed to be replaced. Be ready to pay about $800 in parts and labor. Lucky for me I had purchased the extended warranty so I was left with just my deductible. I have owned 3 Toyota in the past and have always had that peace of mind "its a Toyota" but now I'm not so sure. Toyota is not what it used to be. I still love the space and comfort of the Sequoia but would rather do without all the service trips to the dealership.

- Sonoita, AZ, USA

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