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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
108,667 miles

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2008 Toyota Sequoia drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 302015


  • 118,000 miles


4lo, vdc, check engine light & anti- skid light keep coming on for years.dealership and Toyota specialist couldn't figure out what's wrong. Latest was 12/28/15 I brought the vehicle with all 4 lights on... charged me $1thousand dollars even the problem is recurrent for years. I P/U the vehicle the next day, put gas at costco and parked it for the night. The next day... enroute to to las vegas; upon entering the I-15 North freeway ( less than 2 hrs of driving on D drive ) lights came on again. Our family don't feel safe driving this vehicle. Please help us.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 122015

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Sequoia. After the ignition key was turned to the off position and removed from the vehicle, the gear shift was able to be switched into the drive position. The vehicle rolled away and crashed into the contact's garage. A police report was not filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed, but the failure and remedy were unable to be determined. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 124,000. The consumer stated the problem was the gear shift, located between the driver and passenger seat. The gear shift came out of gear with the key out of the ignition, vehicle off, steering wheel locked and her foot not on the brake. The consumer stated her grandson knocked the vehicle out of gear and the vehicle crashed into her garage door. On May 26, 2016, as the consumer was exiting the vehicle, she grabbed her purse and it accidentally hit the gear shift and knocked the gear into reverse and caused the vehicle to toll backwards. The consumer stated she was half way in the vehicle, she was able to move the gear shift back in to park. However, while doing so she injured her right shoulder, left knee, and lower back. Updated 07/05/16.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #1

Dec 242008

Sequoia 4WD

  • 84,000 miles
The 4 wheel drive differential actuator is bad and car will not engage in four wheel drive. The consumer stated the next day the 4-wheel drive light illuminated. Updated 02/13/09.

- Midland Park, NJ, USA

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