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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,433 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 wheels / hubs problems

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2003 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 122013


  • 160,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Sequoia equipped with hankook dynapro 110S tires, size P265/65/R17. The contact stated that while changing his brakes, he noticed that the front passenger, front driver, and the rear driver side tires all had separated sidewalls. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to determine the cause of the failure but advised the contact to replace all tires. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The tires were replaced. The dot was not available. The tire failure mileage was 40,000. The failure and current mileage was 160,000.

- Ft Salonga, NY, USA

problem #5

Feb 212009


  • 87,000 miles
Left front tire is beginning to separate in several places along the outside edge. Need to know if I should submit evidence now before tire completely fails. (explodes)

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 142007

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles
2003 Toyota Sequoia (2wd) without warning the vsc/trac system engaged while turning on dry pavement causing a loss in acceleration. This was the initial incident which was followed by multiple other incidents at random intervals. Incidents occurred while making both left and right turns from a turning or stopping position. Trac off "button" does not disengage the system as indicated in the owner's manual from a low speed. Local dealership ran diagnostic test and recommended new tires/brakes but could not identify any "problems" with the vsc system other than the vsc system had engaged. After 4 new tires and new rear brakes were installed service tech drove vehicle and experienced the issue. He recommended documenting when the incidents occurred and under what circumstances in order to determine repair options. The vsc system continues to engage randomly causing a loss in acceleration when this occurs and is dangerous if driver has need to pull into traffic in instances such as turning onto major roadways.

- Liberty, MO, USA

problem #3

Dec 202004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


The inner part of the tires wore out more than the outer portion. As a result, when driving 55 mph the vehicle vibrated violently. (uneven tire wear)

- East Meadow, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 012004


  • miles
Substandard tires on 2003 Toyota Sequoia. The vehicle displayed a rough feel while in motion. The tires were said to be defective. All four tires were replaced by the dealer with dunlop grandtek AT20 tires. There was uneven tire wear in the inner and outer tread wearing at a faster rate than the center of all the tires. All of the tires were close to reaching the wear bar on the inner and outer edge of the tire. The consumer felt that the tires weren't adequate for the size and weight of the vehicle.

- Ridgecrest, CA, USA

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problem #1

Jan 172004

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,600 miles
Left rear tire (Bridgestone tire model dueler H/T 840 blew) out when driving 65 mp on free way.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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