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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,303 miles

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2003 Toyota Sequoia seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Mar 312015

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

No incident or accident this is regards to a recall notice for the airbag inflator module. I received the notice to have this part replaced but I was told by Toyota that the part is not available in my region. So I have a part that is a safety problem and Toyota can not get the part to replace it. Helpful. No date given as to when available. Helpful

- Clinton, TN, USA

problem #12

Jan 052015

Sequoia

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Sequoia. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V655000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact felt the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time. The manufacturer was mad aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Woodcliff Lake, NJ, USA

problem #11

Jul 312014

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • miles
We were notified effective July 2014 to not have passengers in the front seat due to faulty air bags. Due to the size and makeup of our family, this makes our vehicle unusable for the purpose for which it was purchased. It has been 7 months since we first became aware of the problem. We have had to borrow or rent cars while we wait for this to be replaced. This vehicle is our only vehicle with towing capacity. When can we expect remedy? I'm sure there are families in more dire straits than us.

- Rocklin, CA, USA

problem #10

Feb 032015

Sequoia

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Sequoia. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #9

Jan 302015

Sequoia

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Sequoia. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bag) however, the part to do repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

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problem #8

Jan 262015

Sequoia

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Sequoia. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V655000 (air bags). However, the part needed to do there repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Auburn, WA, USA

problem #7

Jan 272015

Sequoia

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Sequoia. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags) however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mocksville, NC, USA

problem #6

Dec 182014

Sequoia

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Sequoia. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V655000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Clarksville , TN, USA

problem #5

Jun 022014

Sequoia

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V312000 (air bags) was received in June of 2014. After contacting the dealer and manufacturer on several occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to remedy the defect were still not available. An estimated time to receiving the parts could not be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 052014

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • miles
I received a D3F recall notice from Toyota in the spring. I contacted the dealer about having the repair made and was told as late as July 31, the replacement part was not available. Recently the E04 recall notice was sent out, along with millions of other recall notices, for the same part. My car was not included in the EO4 recall notice. However the EO4 recall notice superseded my recall notice, so I have been informed that all of the cars covered under the EO4 notice will receive the replacement part that I have been waiting for before my car, because of the severity of the issue associated with the EO4 notice. However, the D3F notice had the following wording "in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants." This seems to be pretty much the same issue as the EO4 notice. In addition, because I'm not covered under the EO4 notice, the dealership will not even deactivate my passenger side airbag. They just suggest that I might not want to let anyone ride in my front passenger seat until they get the replacement part for my car - which will most likely be years! this is an unreasonable expectation. If they are unable to get the replacement part from the original manufacturer, they need to find an alternate source and seek remedial action after they have corrected the safety issues in the cars they have sold. Regardless of who manufactured the faulty part, Toyota has a corporate responsibility to safeguard the people who buy their products from harm due to their product - not suggest that they "suck it up" and make everyone ride in the back for an unspecified amount of time.

- Trussville, AL, USA

problem #3

Aug 152013

Sequoia

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Sequoia. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V350000 (air bags); however, the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hollwood, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 172013

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
Received another recall notice on this 2003 Toyota Sequoia. This time there is a warning that the airbags could propel fragments toward occupants owing to improperly manufactured propellant charges. There is no warning light nor mitigation procedure offered. Toyota does not state if the vehicle is safe to operate nor do they comment on the stability of the charges or if spontaneous inflation risks have increased. No guidance is forthcoming from Toyota expect wait for further instructions.

- La , CA, USA

problem #1

May 122006

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
Eerily similar to ODI case id number 10101730 our 2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD with the factory gy option for dr/pass curtain & side airbags was involved in a broadside collision in the drivers front side door causing the Sequoia to roll-over twice and none of the airbags in the vehicle deployed. The Sequoia was traveling at 35 mph having just exited an active school zone and was hit perpendicularly by a passenger car at unknown high speed from a disregarded stop-signed cross street. The Sequoia was tripped by a close by curb, being in a residential neighborhood, and rolled twice before being stopped by impacting a nearby residential privacy fence on the corner. Despite the forward impact into the privacy fence, the side impact of the other vehicle into the door, and the subsequent 2 rolls over, none of the airbags deployed; neither driver or passenger front airbags nor neither the drivers side nor passenger side curtain airbags. Fortunately the driver and the two small children buckled in the back were not seriously injured due to the sturdiness of the Sequoia itself. Back and neck soreness, a couple stitches in my hand and multiple other minor glass cuts for me and multiple minor glass cuts and a sprained wrist in my 8 year old daughter. My 7 year old son was virtually unscathed. Toyota dealer has been contacted and sufficient time has not passed to gauge their response. Toyota itself has no facility on their website for reporting such incidents.

- Springdale, AR, USA

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