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1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,748 miles

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2004 Toyota Sequoia miscellaneous problems

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2004 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #11

Jul 222016

Sequoia

  • miles

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

Check engine light come on. Along with 2 other lights. This has occurred over 10 to 12 times since owning this SUV. Each time it is noted on my paper work no leaks found and gas cap replaced. I have spent each time on a average $578 at least for a gas cap after they have checked out the car. I even had this problem when the car was under warranty but of course no charge then. I notice other Toyota vehicles have recall on this check engine lights. I think the Sequoia should get included in this it is the same thing. I can only imagine how much money owners of these SUVS have paid out because of this. I notice this check engine light came on after I put gas in. The light will not go off until you take in it in to the dealership who then charges you the $578 or more it simply ripping the consumer off

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #10

Jun 012010

Sequoia

  • miles
The entire frame is rusting including the rear differential, suspension and other structural component. The dealer sprayed on a liquid tar but now that is falling off with the rust which was sprayed over.

- Randolph, NJ, USA

problem #9

Mar 152016

Sequoia

  • 65,000 miles
Took my 2004 Toyota Sequoia for service at ira Toyota of danvers Massachusetts on 9/13/2012. Was notified that a recall regarding frame rust was also available and the frame needed to be inspected. Never received a letter in the mail and they informed me in person while at service that they will coat the frame in crc compound. Never even said if it was bad enough (which the photos show) that they will replace the frame. They did replace the spare tire carrier due to rust. A few years prior to 2012, payed 950$ at a local body shop to have the vehicle coated in an anti rust protection, still did not help. Have had a huge issue with rust development since buying the car brand new from ira Toyota of danvers in 2004. Since the crc was done, it has chipped away, rust is still very prevalent on frame/all over the vehicle. Have lost my front skid plate while traveling due to rust, exhaust, catalytic converter, multiple O2 sensors, heat shield, backing plate, front caliper, rear gate hinges, etc. Opened up a complaint with Toyota corporate. Said that they can do nothing and the crc isn't necessarily going to solve the problem, all other issues must be dealt with directly by the owner. Extremely unhappy and feel very unsafe in vehicle.

- Rockport, MA, USA

problem #8

Aug 132015

Sequoia

  • 159,011 miles

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

My 2004 Toyota Sequoia was the subject of a limited service campaign, no. Tc-13-013, for abnormal frame corrosion. A Toyota dealer applied a corrosion resistant compound (crc) to the frame and underside of the vehicle on March 27, 2014. I had my car serviced in August 2015 and discovered that large parts of the frame are significantly corroded, with much of the crc no longer present on the frame. Toyota responded to my complaint on August 21, 2015 by stating that the warranty for the crc is one year and that it would not authorize an inspection of the vehicle, reapplication of the crc or replacement of the frame. The frame corrosion is documented in photographs.

- Wilmette, IL, USA

problem #7

Aug 132015

Sequoia

  • 304,213 miles
I sold the automobile listed above on 08/13/15 to an individual and realized after that I did not remove the plate from the car. Because I live in nc, I will have to return the plates before canceling the insurance. The current owner is driving under my registration and insurance.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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problem #6

Jul 162015

Sequoia

  • miles
My engine light comes on then the vsc and trac control light. I clear codes but they return. I'm afraid to drive this vehicle since we use it mainly to pull our boat.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #5

Jan 212013

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 173,000 miles

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

Upon exiting the freeway I was on a right-turning off-ramp when I heard beeping and a crunching noise coming from the front end. It sounded as if something was seriously wrong with the vehicle. Once I was off the freeway, I pulled over and the warning lights had gone off. It has happened a few times since then, however it's only been the beeping, not the loud crunching noise. In searching online, it appears this is the same issue that the 2003's were recalled for. There have been so many complaints that Toyota should do the right thing and recall the 2004's as well.

- Sullivans Island, SC, USA

problem #4

Feb 022010

Sequoia

  • miles
The rear door latch failed, making the door inoperable. Use of the door for entry and exit was impossible, creating a safety hazard. Repair of this latch failure is expensive ($400 - $700) and inconvenient. The design of the part and the material used (plastic) appears to be at fault. A heavier duty metal part is now available from after market parts dealers. The problem appears to be common and widespread judging from a discussion with a local Toyota dealer service center and judging from the number of complaints and information on the internet.

- Mount Juliet, TN, USA

problem #3

Aug 152011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
Vehicle will suddenly lose power at speed. Vsc light is on at this time. Grinding noise audible.

- Middlebury, CT, USA

problem #2

Mar 132011

Sequoia

  • 166,000 miles
The steering column jacket and controller cracked from normal wear. These 2 parts hold the gear shift and guide the vehicle in park, reverse and drive. When the incident occurred, the gear shift was in the park position but due to the cracked parts the vehicle was actually in reverse with out my knowledge. The vehicle could be turned off allowing the vehicle to move freely. The steering column cover was removed and revealed were non-supportive parts that were needed for the range of motion and force for the gear shift over time and possible inadequate die cast metal.

- Smithfield , KY, USA

problem #1

Mar 132011

Sequoia

  • 166,000 miles
The steering column jacket and controller cracked from normal wear. These 2 parts hold the gear shift and guide the vehicle in park, reverse and drive. When the incident occurred, the gear shift was in the park position but due to the cracked parts the vehicle was actually in reverse with out my knowledge. The vehicle could be turned off allowing the vehicle to move freely. The steering column cover was removed and revealed were non-supportive parts that were needed for the range of motion and force for the gear shift over time and possible inadequate die cast metal.

- Smithfield , KY, USA

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