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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,823 miles

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2004 Toyota Sequoia electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Mar 302009

Sequoia

  • 80,000 miles

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

I have a 2004 Toyota Sequoia. The vsc, trac and emergency brake lights come on. If I turn the car off and then turn it back on then the lights will go off. This has been going on for one week now. I took it to the dealer and they want $2100 to fix the computer. Apparently, this is a widespread problem with the Toyota Sequoia.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #8

Aug 122008

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Sequoia. While starting the vehicle she noticed that brake, vsc and traction warning lights were illuminated on the dash board. There was also a grinding noise when applying brakes. A local repair mechanic inspected the vehicle and stated that the ECU module was failing. The ECU module was cleaned and the warning lights were no longer illuminated. A couple of weeks after the ECU module was cleaned the brake light was illuminated. The dealer stated that the ball joints and brakes were failing and repaired them. While driving in reverse two weeks ago, she noticed a loud squeaking noise coming from the brakes and the brake light was illuminated. The dealer inspected the vehicle and determined that the ECU module needed to be replaced and the cost of repairs would be $2,000. No recent repairs have been made. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 25,000 and the current mileage was 28,200. Updated 01/14/09. The consumer stated the brake and trac lights came on. The ECU module was replaced. Updated 01/21/009

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #7

Apr 032006

Sequoia

  • miles
About a year ago when walking towards my 2004 Toyota Sequoia I noticed both front windows and the moon roof in the open position even though I was 100% sure that I had closed them. At the same time I noticed a small dent in the driver's side door handle cover. I took my truck for inspection and the technician informed me that this was a "new modality" for stealing sequioas and Tundra by using a screwdriver and causing a short circuit in the system that will cause the windows to open. He also told me that there was nothing that they could do to resolve this issue. About a couple of weeks ago it happened again. I don't know what to do with my truck and if there is any way this could be prevented.

- Caguas, PR, USA

problem #6

Jun 022006

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles

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

One already on file for another Sequoia 2004. When slowing down to make a turn, our vehicle has on a number of occasions lost power. There is a second or two where the accelerator fails to provide any response and then it recovers. Once when I was making a turn in front of oncoming traffic I thought I thought I would be hit before the vehicle recovered. I have asked the service people about this problem but they say they cannot do anything if they can't duplicate. However, one service man said he had heard of similar complaints from other customers. It seems to me that it's just a matter of time before this results in an accident for someone.

- Linthicum, MD, USA

problem #5

Apr 102005

Sequoia 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Car frequently refuses to start. Had to have aaa come out and jump start it. Roseville Toyota said they could not find the trouble. This happened again the very next day, took it to maita Toyota. Maita said the manufacturer's battery was defective (had a hole in it) and they replaced the battery. Worked fine for a few weeks, now having more incidents of the same "refusing to start" problem. Car is still refusing to start once or twice a week. The only difference now is that the dash lights come on when I try to start it, the door makes the chiming sound when opened when the key is in. (before the battery replacement it was completely dead -- no lights, no door chime, nothing). Maita has diligently been trying to locate the trouble, they cannot thus far. The service advisor told me next time I need to not have it charged, but to tow it in directly in its state of "refusal to start".

- Folsom, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 152004

Sequoia

  • miles
Check engine light, vsc trac and trac off light illuminated when key is in the on position. (nar) the dealer determined that the ECU needed to be replaced but did not have the part in stock. The technician deemed the vehicle unsafe to operate therefore the vehicle had to remain at the dealer until the part became available.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 102004

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Approximately 20% of the time, when starting the vehicle the gas 'empty' light is on and the needle reads 'empty'; although there may be 1/2-3/4 tank of gas. The needles varies for approximately 10-15 minutes until it 'settles'. this electrical error has not been corrected by the Toyota dealer as they claim they cannot view an error; although the technical person was in the car when the needle rose from 1/4 tank to 1/2 tank, then dropped back to 1/4 tank - all within a 10 minute test ride. With this situation it is very hard to determine the true level of gas in the vehicle. My concern is that this may be the start of a true electrical problem, which may become unsafe in the future.

- Germansville, PA, USA

problem #2

May 162004

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,450 miles
When I was going up a hill / dirt road in 4wheel high, at the midway point up, the engine lost power, I had the accelerator to the floor and the brake light came on and would not go off. It felt like brakes were being applied automatically. I put the gearshift in park and neutral put gear in 4 low and 4 high with and without center differential locked and unlocked with no results, vehicle would not accelerate uphill. I then had to reverse down to a level area, which was very dangerous as there was no room to turn around, after reaching a more level area, I turn off engine for about 20 minutes and when I restarted I was able to go downhill and left early from my trip as I donT want to be in this kind of dangerous situation again. Also my air conditioner is putting out strong pungent smells. I tried to clear the air by putting lever in fresh air mode as suggested by your tech, but intermittently the smell

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Apr 152004

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,122 miles
Check engine light, vsc trac and trac off indicator lights would stay on whenever the vehicle key is in the on position. Dealer first say O2 sensor. Second attempt dealer says defective ECU needed to be replaced.

- Escondido, CA, USA

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