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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
108,252 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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2007 Toyota Sequoia steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 142015


  • 163,000 miles


2007 Sequoia vsc trac sensor lights turning on and off and hearing grinding noise when accelerating and decelerating. Along with the vsc trac sensor lights turning on, the brake indicator light turns on as well. The most recent occurrence happened as I was picking up my daughter from school, and as I was pulling away from the school doing no more than 20 mph - my vehicle made a grinding noise and all the above listed indicator lights came on. I was able to (nervously) drive my vehicle home. This has also happened multiple times before at different speeds. During these instances, I have noticed decrease acceleration and my vehicle feels like the rear is sliding from side to side. I am afraid of not being able to stop in time, the brakes failing completely or a total loss of power as a result of this.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #6

Mar 042015

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 195,372 miles
After complaining about difficult steering at low speeds, e.g., pulling out of a parking space, I had an alignment done at a Toyota dealer, but deferred having a power steering pump replaced until the necessary part could be obtained. Driving home from the dealership and shortly after exiting a freeway, I was backing up as part of a Y-turn when the car suddenly collapsed toward the front right, as though the driver's side front wheel had fallen off. After getting the car towed back to the dealer, I was informed that the lower ball joint had broken. If this had happened at highway speeds, it probably would have caused a serious, perhaps fatal accident. I've since learned that this model year Toyota Sequoia was recalled for faulty ball joints, but that our vehicle was manufactured after the defective parts were no longer used. My concern is that others might be driving around with parts that are still faulty, and that this problem could lead to other serious or even fatal accidents.

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

problem #5

Jan 192015

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 137,500 miles
On Monday afternoon 1/19/2015 was driving my 2007 Toyota Sequoia 40 mph as I drove my vehicle suddenly dropped on the left side & my tire flew off. Damage was done to my suspension as it scrapped & hit the concrete pavement damage was done to my rim. Now the dealership I purchased the vehicle from is currently working to resolve my issue. What happened to me has happened to many others where they will input your VIN into Toyota system but it does not populate that your vehicle is involved in the recall. Yet they recalled over 500,000 vehicle sold with the defect ball joint. This has cause substantial damage to a perfectly good vehicle.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Oct 052014


  • 110,890 miles


The contact owned a 2007 Toyota Sequoia. While driving 30 mph, the steering seized without warning and the vehicle crashed into a tree. The driver sustained unknown injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a salvage yard. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 110,890.

- Union, NJ, USA

problem #3

Aug 112011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
The steering in ignition are damaged, makes the vehicle inoperative.

- North Augusta, SC, USA

problem #2

Dec 252012

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
The Toyota Sequoia was being driven on the freeway at 65 mph when it was struck on the passenger side by a VW jetta that cut across several lanes as it entered the highway impacting the Sequoia in the rear quarter panel and the front passenger side fender, as well as some contact with the passenger side front wheel, this side impact broke the drivers side front wheel control arm, the wheel turned to the left tearing the tire apart pulling the Sequoia to the left causing it to crash into the center divider on the freeway. The impact fractured the driver's sternum.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 092010


  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled numerous times while steering to the right. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic that was unable to locate a failure code. The vehicle was also test driven, but the failure did not duplicate. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 64,000 and the current mileage was 65,000.

- Huntsville , TX, USA

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