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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,975 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Toyota Sequoia engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 212011


  • miles


At 66,000 miles my Sequoia had engine problem, ( that's what Toyota people said ) I took my truck for maintenance and oil change if I see the light is on for maintenance. Friday Sept 16, 2011 I took it Toyota dealership for oil change and brake pads done, wed the 21 of Sept, I heard a loud noise and it just stop! I was devastated because, they didn't know what have caused it, please help!

- Providence Forge, VA, USA

problem #3

May 102010


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that he took the vehicle to a dealer for unknown service in March 2010 and immediately after, he noticed oil leaking from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where they were unable to locate the source of the oil leak. The vehicle was released to the contact yet the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer a third time and the dealer replaced the O-ring. The failure stopped however within several days, the failure recurred. The manufacturer advised taking the vehicle to a different dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were approximately 10,000.

- Hanover , MD, USA

problem #2

May 212010


  • 29,500 miles
2008 Toyota Sequoia lost power while driving at 65 mph. I was able to pull over to shoulder on the freeway then the car lost all power, even to steering. Tech said it is not battery, starter, etc...

- San Bruno, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 232009


  • 4,399 miles
After 4,399 mi. The left exhaust manifold cracked and produced a ticking sound on acceleration and exhaust fumes can be smelled through the vents when fan is on. As per dealers advice, it's ok to use vehicle pending repair. It's been 5 days and the part hasn't arrived yet. Contacted dealer few times to facilitate repair.

- Levittown, NY, USA

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