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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,694 miles

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2003 Toyota Sequoia lights problems

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2003 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 162016


  • 17,778 miles


The trac off and vsc trac turned on along with the check engine and when I tried to step on the gas it will grind and not move the same would happen when I tried stepping on the brake. I took it to the dealer and charge me 1800 to change the water pump and the evap cause there was a leakage. 2 days later the lights turn back on.

- Compton, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 012014


  • 70,000 miles
ABS, vsc trac, and engine check lights on. Brought to the shop. Mechanic stated it's the computer need to be replaced for more than $1000 and up. Search internet and lots of owners have the same problems, can somebody do something about it please.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 172003


  • 110,000 miles
My Toyota Sequoia 2003 is having ABS lights, brake light and vsc/trac lights on problem. Bought it brand new at the Toyota dealer in hayward, California. Vsc/trac light came on when I first bought the car(brand new from the lot); they replaced the steering angle sensor. These lights are on and off through out the years. Found out the there is a recall last year, 2010, but I did not get any notice. Took the car to the dealer June 30, 2011, paid for the check up, initiated the flashing of ECU to correct trouble code C1247, and they said that ECU needs to be replaced and would cost me $1500 minimum, maybe more to fix the vsc/trac/ABS/brake lights problems. My car is now 110.000 miles and according to Toyota -tim howe of 1800 331-4331 hot line number, they can not give any free service and parts due to over 100K miles on the car. This is not my fault, there were 50,000 2003 Toyota Sequoia have been affected with this kind of problem. The fact that I did not received any recall notice to them, it is just fair, Toyota should cover the repair whether the miles is less or over 100K miles. I maintain my car to the fullest best, just to name one record, I spent $2000 for valves adjustments and belts replacements at the same dealer. I think Toyota should cover this repair as per the recall issued on April 2010. This repair is a big amount of money on my part, considering my job is only temporary. Any assistance to give pressure to Toyota will be highly appreciated.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 312009


  • 85,000 miles
For the past year intermittently brake light on dash came on, if I turned off vehicle, restarted then the light stays off until the next time. Now with 80,000 miles on 2003 Sequoia vsc off, vsc trac & check engine lights came on going about 30 mpg. Took vehicle in for service found out there is a 'service bulletin' dating back to 2003 that Toyota is aware of computer failure concerning this issue. Computer codes are C1223, C1203 and C1247. I am concerned about spending $1700 for fix when most complaints say that it just re-occurs. Please address this promptly. I drive 5 children to an from school on highway every day.

- Akron, OH, USA

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