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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,354 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.

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2005 Toyota Sequoia transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 202011


  • 68,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sequoia. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph and approaching a traffic stop. As the contact engaged the brakes, the transmission began to jerk with hesitation. In addition, the vsc off, vsc trac, check engine and brake warning indicators were illuminated. The warning indicators remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was then taken to the dealer where they advised that both the vsc computer and transmission were defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 68,000.

- Huntington Beach , CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 012010

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
In the past two weeks following a rapid braking my 2005 Toyota Sequoia surged forward upon acceleration requiring applying the brakes to stop the sudden lurching forward. This has occurred on three occasions over a ten day period.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #3

Oct 172006

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,711 miles
- the contact has a 2005 Toyota Sequoia. The contact received safety recall 07V013000 on the vehicle, and had 9 different repairs made concerning the same safety recall. The last time the vehicle was repaired was on 10/17/2006. On 10/17/2006 the contact bought a new transmission because the failure could not be diagnosed. The contact stated that there were multiple drive line repairs, and that the car was lunging forward and making a clunking sounds. Two days after replacing the engine the contact returned with the vehicle because it was lurching forward and making a clunking noise while being driven. The contact has tried to get the vehicle diagnosed since the new engine without success.

- Folsom, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 302005

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When you take your foot off the gas with the speed of the car betweed 30 to 45 mph, it frequently does not coast. It actually decelerates as though it is stuck in a low gear (RPM is 1600 to 1700 with foot off the gas). It releases in 4 to 6 seconds and then you do coast (RPM now drops to 1100). Dealer observed the complaint as we slowed from 45 to 30 mph before the transmission seemed to "release" and allow the car to coast. Dealer has no answer.

- Theodore, AL, USA

problem #1

Apr 182005

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60 miles
When the vehicle is being driven the transmission hesitates, then jerks forward. This is a daily occurrence.

- Dixhills, NY, USA

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