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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,870 miles

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2003 Toyota Sequoia brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 112007

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,611 miles


The brake system warning light comes on daily for no apparent reason. The system resets when the car is restarted. Dealership, Toyota of plano cannot find the cause for this, and says it is just a glitch in the system with no fix. How is the driver to know when to ignor the light or respond to the light.

- Waxahachie, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 292004

Sequoia 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
The vsc and brake lights on our Toyota seqouia 2003( 4WD ltd, 9000 miles) comes on without warning and goes off usually when the ignition is turned off. The cars seem to handle fine but I am concerned for our safety.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #1

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

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