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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
90,150 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2004 Toyota Sequoia steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 132014

Sequoia SRS 5 4.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles


My Sequoia does not have many problems and I am very happy with it, so when problems arise it takes me by suprise....Here is what is going on:

The grinding noise/feel occurs only when hard over turning right or left. It feels like a tire rub on the wheel well or mud flap, but it is not (visually verified clearance). Normal driving and turning does not produce the vibration. Vibration only shows up in tight cornering such as in a parking lot. The steering is tight and responsive. Totally baffled by this symptom and looking for ideas of what it could be. I should note that the weather just turned cold (14 F to 30 F), not sure if that might have something to do with it.

Anyone have any ideas? Next stop is the shop, but I would like some idea of the problem first....

Update from Nov 15, 2014: The AWD/4WD engaged without activating the AWD/4WD button and the indicator light did not illuminate. I engaged the AWD and drove it home from work that way. I disengaged the AWD and the problem went away. I read the possible solution on It seems to work.

- , Richland, WA, USA

problem #1

Dec 012003

(reported on)

Sequoia Limited

  • 300 miles

bought a new 2001 sequoia 3 years ago had 31000 miles on it when i traded it for new 2004 build quality not as good as 2001 more road and wind noise also steering wheel shimmys at certain speeds. dealer has not been able to fix this problem they had it for a week without fixxing the problem all they did was balance and rotate tires new toyota buyers beware i think build quality has gone downhill will probably sell it and try a different make

- , Emporia, KS, USA

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