hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
119,766 miles

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2001 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Jan 252010


  • 127,500 miles


I own a 2001 Toyota Sequoia and have just been advised by my local dealer that the frame is rusted and the vehicle is unsafe to drive. The 01 Sequoia is built on the same frame as the 2001 Tundra yet Toyota is willing to do nothing for me. They are putting Tundra owners in rental cars and reimbursing them, why not the Sequoia. I have no choice but to drive my car even though it has been deemed unsafe. I should think that Toyota would want to take care of this before it becomes a real problem.

- N Eastham, MA, USA

problem #4

Nov 192009


  • 154,427 miles
I own a 2001 Toyota Sequoia that I have been told is now un-drivable due to a corroded frame. I find it hard to believe that a 9 year old car would have a rotted frame. I put the car in to the dealership I bought the SUV from and was told that they found rust perforation at two locations but the dealership and Toyota had no recall on the vehicle and could do nothing for me at this time.

- Paxton, MA, USA

problem #3

Sep 012007


  • 60,000 miles
We were driving down the hill and the traction control system went crazy we skidded out and then the ABS and traction control/slip lights went on. They stayed on until we took it to the dealer and they replace some brake sensors that were corroded. On the way home it happened again. The traction control computer was reporting that there were still bad sensors, but the sensors were fine, so they replaced the entire traction control computer. After a week in the shop it finally came back working. A traction control system should not throw your car out of control and run you off the road. The dealer said that they had not seen so much corrosion under a vehicle before. They said that the frame, exhaust, spare tire, and brake components as well as various other electrical components looked to have what they would call excessive corrosion. They said I should take it up with whom I bought it from. I think this is the same problem as the Tundra are having with corrosion and should be looped into the same investigation. The Sequoia, I was told when I bought it, was designed on the same frame, and drive train as the Tundra which would explain why the corrosion is effecting similar braking systems and the spare. I would love for someone to investigate this. I would have hated for anything to happen to my family which was in the car with me.

- Hume, CA, USA

problem #2

May 212009


  • 86,000 miles
I have a 2001 Toyota Sequoia that has developed severe frame rust. In 2 spots the frame is thin and I am concerned that in the near future this frame will fail. I called Toyota and they are not willing to do anything at this time even though they know they have issues with Tacoma frames and reports of Tundra's with rust. A frame should last longer than 8 years.

- Keene, NH, USA

problem #1

Apr 272008


  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that there was excessive rust underneath the carriage and frame of her vehicle, from front to back. The dealer stated that the rust was normal and not an issue. The Toyota manufacturer also stated that it was not an issue and no repairs could be performed. The failure mileage was 89,000.

- North Attleboro, MA, USA

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