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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,035 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Toyota Sequoia brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 182011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


Vsc trac, trac off, and parking park light come one and off intermittently. They will come on while driving and sometimes when the car is turned off and then restarted. They will be off...but sometimes they are still on.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #3

May 072011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • miles
2005 Toyota Sequoia. Emergency brake light comes on while driving. This has been happening 3 to 4 times a year over the life of the vehicle( I am original owner. Has been told by dealer that it has been fixed and within a few months light is back on again. Today May 7th is 2nd time for 2011 that I am again at dealer with this issue.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #2

Aug 072010

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
Our vsc/trac light and engine light simultaneously come on for an unknown reason. Our mechanic can not find a solution. Our emergency brake light comes on and off for no necessary reason as well. This has happened three or four times and no one can fix it. I am afraid to take it to Toyota because of the bad experiences posted online where consumers have received many varying answers, expensive repairs, and in some case, still no solution. We are in the market to buy a new car and it makes resale very difficult with these lights on and no answer as to why they are on... and no way to turn them off... so we wait. Many people have posted on the internet about this same problem in other 2005 Sequoias. Our computer keeps throwing varying and different errors... and my mechanic thinks the errors are not accurate. Could it be a computer or electrical malfunction? please help.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 152006


  • 15,139 miles
Vsc, track, and brake lamp stay on. Toyota has not repaired problem. Was first brought to them in warranty when they said they had to replace the computer but didn't have the part. They have since replaced the computer but the problem persist. Now they say it is a master cylinder sensor (2 of them) but still have not repaired. When first brought to them, I was told this was a common problem. Have since noticed that the internet is filled with this same problem. This affects traction and is an obvious safety problem and should be recalled. This problem has continued from 2005 to present.

- River Ridge, LA, USA

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