really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
124,426 miles

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2001 Toyota Sequoia brakes problems

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2001 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments (Page 6 of 6)

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problem #7

Nov 032008


  • 48,700 miles


2001 Toyota Sequoia- 48K miles..vehicles traction control and vsc lights come on shortly after driving the car. Just before the lights come on, the car shakes and makes a grinding noise, pulls to the right, and loses power. This occurs every time you drive the car. Anywhere from 1min to 15min from the start of driving. It is very dangerous once the vehicle is up to speed, we have almost gotten in to an accident because the car pulled so violently and didn't have power. The car will shake and pull and the only way we've gotten it to stop is by stepping on the brake and reducing speed (less than 30 mph). After we reduce the speed, the trac and vsc lights come on and the car is drivable until you cycle the ignition. It's pretty scary. My father-in-law took the car to a Toyota dealership and their diagnosis is skid control ECU faulty, must replace. Dtc codes C1363 and C1234. The cost they quoted him was $2415.99 + $200 labor. We haven't decided to purchase the new ECU because we feel its something that should be covered under a warranty or should be a tsb. I've since searched the internet and found that other Sequoia owners have the same problem and Toyota's response is to just replace the ECU. Some of them even got into accidents due to the sudden loss of power and shaking.

- Tustin, CA, USA

problem #6

Sep 192008


  • 133,000 miles
Vehicle off and on the stability control keeps malfunctioning and is doing quit often took it in and dealers says it happens all the time but won't do anything about it cost alot of money to get it fix and when it comes on the highway truck stalls and is very dangerous on the highway cause it causes it to stall or slows it down it occurs often.

- San Antoino, TX, USA

problem #5

Aug 262008


  • 76,000 miles
On my 2001 Toyota Sequoia, the vsc/ABS/skid light came on a few days. We took it to the Toyota dealer and they indicated that the vsc/ABS skid control ECU has failed. We are told that we need to replace this at a cost of $2,400. I understand that there have been numerous reports of this problem, catching fire, etc. And this problem is life threatening. I feel that Toyota should step up and fix this problem without charging me.

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #4

May 152008


  • 80,000 miles


Vehicle stability control/traction control computer defect.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #3

Nov 012007


  • miles
We had a 100,000 mile service with a Toyota dealer. Shortly after the vsc/ABS lights started coming on whenever the vehicle was placed in drive. They insist it is the skid control and ECU computers that need to be replaced. I have identified a number of other consumers with the same complaint. When will NHTSA investigate this and force a recall?

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #2

Feb 172006

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles
Vsc/ABS skid control warning lights on continuously. Vsc/ABS skid control system is inoperable. Dealer diagnosed problem as faulty brake booster switch and/or skid control ECU. Vsc is non-functioning while warning lights are on affecting vehicle handling in slippery conditions (safety issue ). repair cost is substantial. Have found many identical complaints from other 2001-2003 Toyota Sequoia owners on Tundra solutions forum and related discussions at edmunds.com.

- Delran, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 052007

Sequoia 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,390 miles
Brake, ABS, skid control warning lights on, dealer service checked and recommended replacing battery which was done by them. Following day warning lights still on intermittently, returned to dealer for service but the warning lights would not come on while the dealer had it. Was advised it was not a safety issue, just malfunctioning warning lights. Now( October 2007) the lights are always on and when returned to dealer for service again was told this time it was the skid control ECU, and recommend replacing skid control ECU. Was also told it that the ABS and skid control were not functioning when lights were on so handling would be affected (safety issue ). at this time I am gathering information on whether it should be replaced or not.

- Boulder, CO, USA

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