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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,786 miles

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2003 Toyota Sequoia windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 142007

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles


Rear window began operating only off and on over a long period of time. Finally it quit working completely in 2007. Fortunately it was closed, so owner just didn't use until having it fixed along with rear door hatch. A new power motor assembly was installed at owners expense. The incident date is actually the date of repair.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Dec 042004

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
Trac, vsc, brake light had been coming on and then going out. This particular incident involved them coming on during a turn into traffic at which time all power was lost nearly causing an accident. Dealer treated this as 2 different problems:an induction service was performed for the "hesitation" at my expense, and a brake booster gasket and assembly were installed under the warranty. The lights continued to go off and on from time to time, but the car did not lose power again after this "fix".the lights continued to come on and off intermittently until in August 2006 the check engine light and vcs/trac lights came on and would not go out. This time, my dealer replaced the oxygen sensor at my expense. Now, with 70,000 miles on 9-26-07 the vsc/trac & check engine lights came on while traveling on the road and will not go out on turning off the engine as they sometimes did in the past. I believe after reading all the complaints about this problem on various internet sites some sort of action should be taken at Toyota's expense. I am also filing a report about the new rear window motor and hatch release handle I had to replace in July on this vehicle which also is mentioned in many reports I've read on the internet. I can't tell you how many failures on the light situation I've had because they've been in the dozens.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 252006

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,500 miles
How do I report something that I feel needs to be investigated? I have a 2003 Toyota Sequoia. I also have a number of acquaintances that have 2002 and 2004 models and they have the same problem. I have also noted on the web pages where Sequoia owners go to ask questions have the same problem. The rear window stops working. If its up when it stops it is ok (that is where mine stopped at), but if it stops in the down position a person has a very costly repair ($400- 500). The motor in the tailgate rusts and is covered under a service bulletin because they recognized the problem. The service bulletin is good, because they readily fix it since my vehicle was still under warranty. Is it widespread enough to issue a recall? because I did not discover mine until after my warranty expired.

- Cayce, SC, USA

problem #1

Dec 222003

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,643 miles
Inadequate braking, interior noises, oil pressure gauge.

- Lewis Center, OH, USA

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