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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,572 miles

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2005 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #7

May 052012


  • miles


Visible multiple cracks on the sidewall of tires (4 of them installed in Toyota Sequoia SR5), Michelin cross terrain, P-metric, bought on 02-06-2009, at costco # 485 waipio hi, still on warranty, not 2/32 worn yet. Owner brought the tire for inspection at the said outlet for the tire technician to inspect, but was told that its just "cosmetic", safe to use. Owner is concerned about safety issue, an imminent tire blowout might happen. Please advise.

- Kahuku, HI, USA

problem #6

Apr 222011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 1 miles
I have a 2005 Toyota Sequoia. I have had continued issues with outer wear on the front tires since I purchased the car, and yes I have had it aligned several times. The tires, regardless of quality, are lasting about 20,000 miles. Until this issue is addressed I would not recommend this car to anyone from a safety or expense perspective.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #5

Oct 202010


  • 28,000 miles
We bought our 2005 Toyota Sequoia brand new. It has excessive tread wear on the outer edge of the tires. We are going on our 3rd set of tires. The original ones were replaced at 28K and we are having to buy new ones at 66K. We have been diligent in rotating our tires and having the alignments done. In 2007 there was a recall on the lower ball joint for the front suspension. We complained to the Toyota dealer at that time about the uneven wear on our tires, and could it be caused by the defective ball joint. They disagreed and said that it was from not taking care of our vehicle. We told them that we had the tires rotated at the recommended times. They said the car was fine, the test for the alignment was fine so it had to be the driver. Since then I have checked out other 2005 Sequoia's and noticed the same wear problem. I have also gone on different forums regarding this subject and have found the same complaint from other consumers. At what point is Toyota going to do something" is a car going to have to blow out a tire and kill someone for them to do something about this defect" our tires are bald on the outer edge of the tread but still have another 25K miles in the middle. I am extremely cautious going around corners because the traction control goes into effect. I am frustrated with the response that I have received from Toyota. There is something wrong with the suspension. When I spoke to a representative with Toyota, I was told, " that it is normal to only get 26K miles out of your tires. You can't compare your Sequoia with the Tahoe or Explorer." I have filed a complaint with Toyota in 2010 and the dealership in 2008 and I feel that it is being brushed under the rug.the amount of money we are spending on tires and alignments is frustrating. I just want my vehicle to be fixed so that the tires have an even wear pattern and last longer than 26K miles.

- Fortuna, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 112008


  • 42,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sequoia. The vehicle has dunlop grantrek tires, size P265/65R17. The tires had excessive wear inside and out. Toyota and dunlop do not want to replace or honor the warranty on the tires. The dealer informed the contact not to drive the vehicle while it is raining. The tires would not hold in the rain due to the slick road conditions. The dot number and VIN were unknown. The failure mileage was 42,000.

- Rogers, AR, USA

problem #3

Jul 282006

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
I bought Toyota Sequoia brand new in November of 2005, and my tires wear off in less than a year, it had only 26,000 miles. Replace tires with brand new set of tires and I need to replace them again. And my Sequoia only has 56,105 miles. When it first happened I call dealer and they said to allign the car and to rotate tires but still my tires wears off very fast. Please if you have any information regarding this situation help me. Thank you karen

- Colton, CA, USA

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problem #2

Oct 232007

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sequoia. While parked, the vehicle caught fire. A fire and police report were both filed. The manufacturer would only reimburse the contact for half the cost of the vehicle, stating that they could not determine the cause of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 20,000. According to the police report, the fire may have started in the engine compartment. Prior to the fire, the tires were wearing unevenly, the driver side mirror was loose and the rear glass did not open. Updated 04/23/08

- Palisades Park, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 272006

Sequoia 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Our 05 Toyota Sequoia bought new with original tires(dunlop grand trek AT20). Almost right away noticed the tires wearing oddly on outside of all 4 tires. We purchased Toyota's service plan & took it in as suggested every 5,000 miles. My wife told a service man & was told it was expected. I took it in & they rotated the tires again. Going against Toyota's recommendation(every other oil change). I didn't see how rotating them sooner would stop the problem. I have noticed the traction on them failing even on dry road and this is the only form of transportation for my wife and 2 year old son. Looking online I have found Toyota had complaints for the same problem since 2003. There's even several ones for the same exact car as ours. Others had serious problems & I am wanting to avoid an accident. These tires are unsafe and we want them replaced the outside edge on all 4 of ours have been bald over 10,000 miles. Yet Toyota says its ok. Are they trying to push us off until the warranty is expired" oh, dunlop's web site said to go to the dealer, Toyota's handbook said to go to the tire co." I don't care who said what I bought the Sequoia new from Toyota with the tires they put on it & they have known about this problem for over 3 years now. Someone needs to step up and take care of this before there's an accident & someone really gets hurt. I'm going to take it in for the 30,000 on 1/3/07 & attempt to resolve the issue again. However I have noticed every review states that the new tires(same ones) do the same thing. One person has already had them replaced twice. We should get safe tires that last (with normal care & wear)as long or even close to the time expected we paid for it!. if you do some on line searches you won't have to look long to see many other people with this exact problem. These tires are very unsafe and misleading. Please help!bought this SUV to keep my family safe. Thank you. Concerned husband and father.

- Patterson, CA, USA

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