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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,339 miles

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2004 Toyota Sequoia fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 032009


  • 71,697 miles


The vsc track, trac off and emergency light of my 2004 Toyota Sequoia, came on, on about October, 2009. I took it to the Toyota dealer, they told me that I had to replace, oxygen sensors, a new battery, and skid control computer. Total more than $2000. I was told that if I don't replace the skid control computer, my break system can fail and consequently loose control of the vehicle. It sounded like a major defect and expensive repair and I was puffered as to why there wasn't any recall on such problem. After the car was serviced, the vsc track, track off, and emergency light came on again in less than a week.. this time the computer told them that :there was air in the fuel system. This is their remedy for me: "I need to close and seal the fueling cap after each fueling." I do seal the fuel cap everytime after refuel. I don't recall that I ever miss one time. They reset the system and sent me off. I was wondering if the first repair was ever necessary, maybe the skid control computer never failed. It was just air in the fuel system.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

May 102010


  • miles
2004 Toyota Sequoia -- known for gas gauge problems. This problem can cause serious injuries if stopped on an open road or on highways for faulty meter. Can not reliably tell if the gas is full or empty. This should be recalled and fixed. It's a real safety issue.

- San Clemente, CA, USA

problem #3

May 102005


  • 40,000 miles
Fuel gauge indicate empty, when tank is full.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 232010


  • 70,000 miles
Excessive rusting under the truck, including the axle, brake areas and gas tank.

- Menomonee Falls, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 172009


  • miles
I have a 2004 Toyota Sequoia. Over the last two years the gas needle, on occasion fails to register the true level of gas in the tank. When I start the car, the needle reflects the tank is empty and the gas empty light is on. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes to correct. The first time it happened I immediately stopped to fill the gas tank. It took less than three dollars to top off the tank. After topping off, it still showed the tank was empty for at least 10 to 15 minutes. The latest incident was in June 2009.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

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