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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 6
Average Mileage:
85,130 miles

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2005 Toyota Sequoia drivetrain problems

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2005 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #10

Nov 112016

Sequoia

  • 145,000 miles

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

Vsc trac, vsc off, brake, ABS lights... all on, all at once. And looses power on the freeway very dangerous. I have done some research and there is thousands of complains. It hapen to me last night vsc trac, vsc off, brake, ABS lights.came on all on, all at once.and I start looosing power lucky I was close to a exit

- Apple Valley, MN, USA

problem #9

Jun 192016

Sequoia

  • 87,000 miles
2005 Toyota Sequoia with 87000 miles has lost power when the trac vsc and off trac plus engine is on. The Sequoia will only travel 30 miles per hour. Top. It happen June 19, 2016 when driving on the streets we started to go uphill when my wife and me notice that Sequoia had on power and the check engine light was on plus trac off and vsc trac lights were on. I look up the problem on the computer to fined out that others are having the same problem. I check the Toyota web site to see if any recalls. I enter the VIN number and fond none with this problem. Thanks

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 012010

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
Car stalls when put in drive and will not drive safely. There is a loud clunk when backing up. Car does not have power getting up hills. Toyota mechanic says there is a bad computer that has been recalled in 2004 models. I

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #7

Sep 082012

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 168,558 miles

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

I am the owner of a 2005 Sequoia that I purchased new from a va dealer on 31 Dec 2005; it has a rather serious drive-train related problem. After coming to a 'hard' stop, several seconds later I experience a lurch or clunk that literally feels like another vehicle just bumped me from behind. I began to apply threshold braking and the problem was minimal. Today, I had to abruptly apply the brakes, emergency vehicle crossing in front of me, however, when I attempted to accelerate this time the lurch was followed a loud thud that was measured with the speed of the vehicle. Please urge Toyota to have this issue made into a recall along with the rust issues that this truck continues to have. The rust recall was limited and stopped with the 2004 models even though it is still an on going issue with this model.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #6

May 312010

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Toyota Sequoia skid control ECU on a 2005 model, failed, causing inconsistent braking response among multiple lights detecting failures that are related to the part the brake light continuously went off along with he vsc since may of 2010 have had it in to Toyota 3 times for the problem the last time they finally were able to tell me it was the skid control ECU and it was not a recall item despite the recall on the 2003 Sequoia's.

- Swanton, VT, USA

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problem #5

Dec 152010

Sequoia

  • 65,000 miles
Our Sequoia has started 'lunging' forward upon incidents of heavy braking; for instance, when we brake hard and come to a complete stop, when the pressure is relieved from the brake pedal, the vehicle lunges forward hard- it puts our heads into the headrests and feels like we have been hit from behind; this is both a safety issue and a liability issue as this can cause an accident when braking hard; it's not a throttle issue or a brake issue, but feels more so like the powertrain is slipping or jumping back into gear very hard. Our Sequoia has approximately 65-66,000 miles; I have also contacted Toyota regarding this problem and have not yet received a response. As I review the internet, other Sequoia owners have had this problem as well.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #4

Dec 152010

Sequoia

  • 65,000 miles

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

Our Sequoia has started 'lunging' forward upon incidents of heavy braking; for instance, when we brake hard and come to a complete stop, when the pressure is relieved from the brake pedal, the vehicle lunges forward hard- it puts our heads into the headrests and feels like we have been hit from behind; this is both a safety issue and a liability issue as this can cause an accident when braking hard; it's not a throttle issue or a brake issue, but feels more so like the powertrain is slipping or jumping back into gear very hard. Our Sequoia has approximately 65-66,000 miles; I have also contacted Toyota regarding this problem and have not yet received a response. As I review the internet, other Sequoia owners have had this problem as well.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #3

Dec 152010

Sequoia

  • 65,000 miles
Our Sequoia has started 'lunging' forward upon incidents of heavy braking; for instance, when we brake hard and come to a complete stop, when the pressure is relieved from the brake pedal, the vehicle lunges forward hard- it puts our heads into the headrests and feels like we have been hit from behind; this is both a safety issue and a liability issue as this can cause an accident when braking hard; it's not a throttle issue or a brake issue, but feels more so like the powertrain is slipping or jumping back into gear very hard. Our Sequoia has approximately 65-66,000 miles; I have also contacted Toyota regarding this problem and have not yet received a response. As I review the internet, other Sequoia owners have had this problem as well.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #2

Jul 022009

Sequoia

  • 63,520 miles
Vehicle's transmission makes grinding sound, sometimes vehicle loses power while traveling at highway speeds, vsc light comes on.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Apr 242009

Sequoia

  • 45,219 miles
The vsc trac light and engine light of my 2005 Toyota Sequoia is on. When driving the engine seems to hesitate and lurches forward. I was told that I will have to replace my transmission. My car only has 45,000 miles on it and our warranty expired one month ago. My internet research shows that this is a very common problem. A new transmission will cost thousands of dollars and is un-acceptable for such a young car.

- Marblehead, MA, USA

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