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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,500 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.

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.

2003 Toyota Sequoia brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 252003

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles


Our 2003 Toyota Sequoia has the vsc, traction light, emergency brake light, and trac off light are all coming on. The dealer told us that we need a brake job and the problem that I have is that this will be the third set of brakes in 25,000 miles. I have been reading quite a bit on this same problem with other Sequoia owners on the edmunton's website forum and it is concerning to me for the saftey of my family and my self not too mention the brake jobs at every 7,000 miles. The dealer tells me that this is normal for brakes with heavier vehicles but that has not been my experience with SUV's in the past.

- Foothill Ranch, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 232003

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
I own a 2003 Toyota Sequoia. At 10,740 miles, the front disc brakes were worn out and required replacement. The brakes should have lasted longer and suggests an undersized design of the braking system. Toyota did perform a "courtesy" replacement of the brakes but I am concerned this is a safety issue needing investigation.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

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