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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,486 miles

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2006 Toyota Sequoia brakes problems

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2006 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

Sep 162016


  • 83,900 miles


I have a 2006 Toyota Sequoia with 83,900 miles on it. The vehicle vsc trac system goes on and off for no reason when the car is in motion. As a result, the brakes go into grind mode and do not engage. I have narrowly missed hitting other vehicles and pedestrians as a result of not being able to brake. I contacted Toyota to file a complaint. However, I was told that this issue is known, but not under recall or covered by warranty. I have to pay out of pocket to fix this. This is not an acceptable answer as this is a public safety and liability issue. I need help resolving this with Toyota.

- Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

problem #24

Apr 252016


  • 125,000 miles
While driving the vehicle on the veterans highway in tampa, it began shaking and vibrating. The vehicles trac off light illuminated and it felt like it was braking by itself. I almost lost control of the Sequoia because it happened so suddenly and violently.

- Lutz, FL, USA

problem #23

Dec 052015


  • 80,000 miles
Just like every other 2006 Sequoia at 80K miles the yellow ABS, yellow vsc off, yellow vsc trac, and red brake dashboard lights came on causing it to fail the MA state inspection. Disassembled P/N 44050-0C100 and the brushes in the ABS pump motor (ate 25.0206-0206.3) are completely gone.

- Billerica, MA, USA

problem #22

Nov 232015


  • 115,000 miles


After a stop on dry pavement, the vehicle does not accelerate as quickly as it should. The traction control light flashes then the vehicle lurches forward catching up to the throttle position once the sensor warning light clears (after a few seconds). The issue is more pronounced in 4hi. Safety issue when turn across traffic as vehicle stutters or delays the turn.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #21

Nov 062015


  • 147,625 miles
While driving at 35 mph, the check engine light, vsc off light, and vsc trac light all came on at once, and the vehicle stopped accelerating, and I experienced a dramatic decrease in vehicle power. I drove the vehicle home noticing a drastic change in acceleration as the Sequoia would not accelerate normally; it would accelerate at a significantly reduced rate, topping out at 35mph on the flats and 16 mph on an incline, in addition, during start up, the engine makes a high-pitch vacuum noise, which drops off and normal engine sound returns. I have had the car diagnosed; error codes P2440, P441 and P444 are all present indicating a failure of the air injection pump. This is a known problem on Toyota Sequoias and Tundra; however, Toyota has only acknowledged it on the 07-10 Sequoia by extending the warranty to 10 years and 150,000K miles for this part. It is clear from other posts on the NHTSA website and others that this problem also exists with the 2004-07 Sequoias as well. This is a safety issue that needs to be addressed before someone is injured, or worse yet killed.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #20

Oct 012015


  • 67,400 miles
Trac control, check engine light, vcs lights, ABS lights, and brake warning lights all came on at once as I started vehicle one morning.

- Cave Creek, AZ, USA

problem #19

Oct 012013


  • 87,000 miles


Vehicle acceleration stalls for a few seconds when turning right into traffic. This issue is the same as NHTSA 10V176000, but is not covered under this safety recall. This issue is very hazardous to drivers.

- Harker Heights, TX, USA

problem #18

Jul 152015


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the check engine, the traction off and the vsc tract warning indicators illuminated as the brake pedal was depressed but the braking was delayed. The vehicle also veered from left to right. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the air pump assembly and switching valves failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 130,000.

- Beach Park, IL, USA

problem #17

May 012014


  • 100,000 miles
Multiple incidents and multiple trips to dealership with nothing resolved. ABS activates with vsc lights at low speeds when reversing out of driveway, driving slowly down road, etc... no reason I can think of for it to engage. Vehicle makes a loud grinding sound and feels like it won't stop. Very common issue from what I see already reported. Yaw sensor replaced to fix another vsc issue when making left U-turns...almost got in accident when the brakes kept me from completing a U-turn with traffic coming...luckily I continued into driveway without incident. This happened after the above but the above still continue to this day so it was not the cause.

- Petaluma, CA, USA

problem #16

Feb 122015


  • 64,000 miles
The vehicle light that indicates skidding turns on and the car brakes suddenly, it occurs when I am on the freeway and my brake lights don't turn on....the car assumes that I am skidding but the road and tires are fine.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #15

Jul 012014

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


Several times now when trying to turn and accelerate into traffic the traction control light comes on and I'm not able to accelerate for a few seconds (no power). The tires are in good shape and the condition is dry. This is scary and dangerous at the same time.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #14

Jul 292014

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
When making left or right turns at slow speed, traction control light blinks, sometimes with beep alarm and sometimes engages the ABS system. Very dangerous when pulling out into traffic to not be able to accelerate since you lose control of driving the vehicle for about 3-5 seconds.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #13

Sep 042011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that when driving at various speeds over an uneven road surface, the vsc light illuminated and the vehicle would not accelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #12

Feb 112013


  • 76,415 miles
Codes C1223 (ABS control system malfunction), C1247 (stroke sensor), and C1251 (pump motor is locked/ open circuit fault) had to replace vsc module/computer at my own cost.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #11

Aug 232013


  • 82,662 miles
ABS, trac, vsc and brake and check engine lights all signaled fault codes. Codes are #1251 and #1223, again, this after computer module was replaced at full cost to the consumer $1,059. The same fault has re-occurred in less than 6 (six) months of having replaced the ABS, trac, vsc computer module.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #10

Oct 012012


  • 60,000 miles
Brakes fail on occasion and vsc light, trac off light and brake light come on. Hard to stop vehicle. Turning car off and back on again seem to temporarily solve the problem. Seems as if this is a common ongoing issue with the 2006 Sequoia based on previous posts. Taken to dealer on three different occasions and they were unable to identify problem. Today 5/23 dealer stated its a vacuum and repair part is approx. $1000. Please investigate this complaint because of the seriousness of the loss of stopping power with such a large vehicle before someone gets hurt. At least twelve complaints of similar problems have been filed.

- Woodland, CA, USA

problem #9

Sep 292012

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 51,989 miles
After putting gas in the vehicle, I pulled away from the gas station and when I came to a stop sign before entering the main thoroughfare the brake pedal was so hard to depress that I almost had to stand on it to get the vehicle to stop, and nearly was unable to before plowing into oncoming traffic I also noticed that the "trac off", "vsc trac", and brake malfunction indicator were all illuminated. It was a real panic situation because it was totally unexpected and my wife and 2 young daughters were in the vehicle with me. I am an 20 year + ase master automotive technician with over 30 years experience. I stopped the vehicle and visually checked the brake system as well as I could on the side of the road and saw no obvious cause for the issue. The only way I could get the warning lights off and the brakes to work was to turn off and restart the ignition. After that, the vehicle went the rest of the day (140 miles) with no problem. I am now afraid to let my wife and kids drive this vehicle until I figure out what's wrong with it. I do see where there are a few similar complaints, and a couple that are pretty much identical to mine. This vehicle is in excellent condition with only 52,000+ miles on it. This is a serious safety concern and it's only a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt of killed due to this issue. There should definitely be some kind of safety recall issued.

- Miami , AZ, USA

problem #8

Jul 012012

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 157,000 miles
ABS vsc and brake light comes on sitting still.. and at 30 mph ABS system engages for no reason and no traction issues.

- Rocky Mt, VA, USA

problem #7

May 102012

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 73,290 miles
Almost every time I go over a bump or dip at 2-3 mph the traction control light comes up, the vehicle slows down and I am unable to accelerate for a few seconds, then all comes back to normal. It happens every day and a few times I nearly got in the accident due to unexpected slow down.

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #6

May 012008

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 32,603 miles
The brakes do not work under certain conditions, normally after the vehicle has been at rest and in moist conditions.

- Chagrin Falls, OH, USA

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