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2003 Toyota Sequoia brakes problems

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2003 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 012007


  • miles


I have a 2003 Toyota Sequoia with the ABS vsc light stays on all the time does not clear. Diagnosed by Toyota dealer and suggest to replace ABS control unit costing $1500. Called american Toyota headquarters for assistance. They brushed me off. I told them I work for Honda as a technician and told them Honda is very good in assisting customers with after warranty repairs. Still they did not care. I still have not have vehicle repaired. I'm hoping with all our complaints we Sequoia owners will get that justified recall!

- San Bruno, CA, USA

problem #3

May 042007


  • miles
'2003 Toyota Sequoia vsc/trac/ABS indicators based on forums an increasing number of problems may contribute to uncontrolable accidents if this electronic computer is not fixed. Toyota dealers inidicate if an issue, car will resort back to conventional brakes & steering but examples on this were showing falsely. This appeared to need a fix immediately as the item was. Ball joint) recalled about 1-2 yrs ago, and now the problem was surfacing again.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 062007

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vsc and trac and ABS lights come on 2003 Sequoia with 38,000 miles for no reason. Dealer says yaw rate sensor bad but have had problem with these lights since purchase in 2003. Apparently, many Sequoias from 2001 to present have problems like this. Toyota needs to be do something.

- Hampton, SC, 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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