definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,475 miles

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2001 Toyota Sequoia brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 282008

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,000 miles


Undersize brakes on this vehicle causes high heat and warping of the brake rotors resulting in violent shaking and possible loss of control.

- Carnesville, GA, USA

problem #5

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 #4

May 042004

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Failure: Rotor, pads, & calipers.E bought the Toyota Sequoia in 2001 new and within a years time we had to replace the brakes. A year later our Sequoia started to vibrate, and thats when our neighbor told us that they had a tsb on the Sequoia. We took it in and had the rotors, pads, and calipers replaced at no charge. We have had this vehicle for 2 1/2 years now, and the brakes started grinding and the vehicle started vibrating. We took our vehicle back to the dealership and now they are saying its normal wear and tear.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 062004

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


I have a 2001 Toyota sequioa that has a vibration that comes through the entire front dash especially during downhill braking. The tsb is supposedly for cars under factory warranty only. However, mine was out of warranty when they issued the tsb. I also have been experiencing the the vsc trac lights coming on for no reason at all. Also, the foglight in the front bumper has moisture inside of it that cannot be removed. The last thing is the feeling that someone has just bumped you from behind while sitting at a traffic light.

- Ladera Ranch, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 132004

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,168 miles
I purchased a used 2001 Toyota Sequoia on 09-30-2002. Since owning the vehicle the parking brake never remains taunt despite 5 visits in the last 18 months. Also the brakes have been replaced due to excessive wear noted by vibration no less than 3 times according to all the documentation that I have. I have all the previous owner's service records as they were diligent about having the work performed by the dealership, as am I. the vehicle now has 65K miles and the dealership has graciously agreed to replace all pads & rotors at no charge. I have had the other noted problem with the vsc light and brake light comming on intermetantly for no appearant reason.

- Powder Springs, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 032003

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,682 miles
Abnormal wear of brake pads.

- Coventry, CT, USA

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