definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,817 miles

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2001 Toyota Sequoia brakes problems

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2001 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 172003

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2001 Toyota Sequoia, V-8, 2wd. Vehicle vibrates when braking due to warped front rotors. Rotors have been turned, but warp soon after due to heat buildup. The problem has been recognized by Toyota and included in tsb-br000R-02, tsb-BR001-03). New rotors and calipers are needed, but dealer will only replace for a fee as my vehicle is out of warranty.

- Collierville, TN, USA

problem #5

Nov 052004

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,900 miles
Squealing brakes and severe warped rotors causing vibrations while braking. Contacted Toyota and was notified that calipers and rotors are insufficient for the vehicle. Tsb issued to repair if under warranty, otherwise cost is $2000. After one week of driving, following a replacement of the rotors and pads, notice an extreme vibration. Discovered that the rotors are heating up real fast. Notified that this condition could cause brakes to fail if not fixed properly. My safety could be jeopardized by this defect. Vehicle cost is $40K with additional costs to correct a known defect discovered after warranty expires. I expect more for my initial expense. Toyota should be responsible to correct these problems before there are any incidences of brake failure causing injury to anyone.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #4

Jul 262004

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
2001 Toyota Sequoia - I have the same problem as hundreds of other Toyota Tundra and Sequoia owners: Early warping of the front disc rotors which results in severe brake vibrations and loss of stopping power. On two occasions I have lost control of the vehicle. I have had Toyota and independent brake specialists turn the rotors and replace the brake pads on an average of once every 4000 miles since owning the car and now am on my second set of rotors. I was told there was no solution. My warranty expired without Toyota informing me of a service bulletin recommending replacement during my service calls which would mandate replacement of the brake calipers. Now, after the expiration of my warranty they inform me of a tsb that would have replaced it under warranty, but now I have to pay $1400. Several other consumers on mycarstats.com relate that the replacement calipers do not solve the problem. Toyota is trying to avoid responsibility. It is obvious that this is a faulty brake system. Not a faulty radio or a faulty dome light. People will die. It is your responsibility to do recall this vehicle and mandate Toyota to enact a proper and safe solution now.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #3

Feb 132002

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles


Problems began at 14,647 miles on brand new vehicle. Extreme pull to the right, shimmie, vibration while driving and braking, loss of vsc abilities. Repeatedly have had to replace tires and brakes because of malfunction. Tires are wearing to the metal in unconventional manner. Toyota repeatedly disregarded and dismissed my concerns, telling me "the roads in AZ slant to the right, hence your vehicle will pull to the right". after two years of fighting with them regarding this, they now admit to caliper/drum problem but maintain I have to pay to correct it because now I am out of warranty. Even though problems began at 14K miles, they contend this is my problem and not theirs. These are only a few of the problems I have had with this vehicle. This form requests a # of failures; I do not have a number to give you, as this has been a constant, chronic problem that has not ceased. I have had 4 sets of tires and replaced the brakes 4 times.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jun 082003

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
1 month after repair of brake system, I continue to have severe brake vibration which is caused by undersized rotors and calipers on my 2001 Toyota Sequoia. I have been advised that further repair of existing setup will only result in similar failures

- Mableton, GA, USA

problem #1

May 012003

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
2001 Toyota Sequoia front caliber siezed, resulting in warping rotors by overheating creates front end braking vibration and less than normal stopping ability while towing

- Glenville, PA, USA

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