definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,398 miles

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2001 Toyota Sequoia wheels / hubs problems

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2001 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 042013


  • 117,000 miles


Three (3) cooper tire failures, discoverer H/T, 265/70R16, dot number utc2C5T2305. 9 Oct 2013, took vehicle in for regular maintenance. Received courtesy inspection that included tire tread/condition check. Checks were good with outer/inner tread depth of 8/5, 7/5, 8/8, 8/8. tires rotated and front end alignment accomplished due to uneven wear on front tires. On Nov 4, 2013, 400 miles of interstate driving after 9 Oct 2013 tire rotation/front end alignment, 7/5 tire tread separated on interstate damaging left rear wheel well, left rear quarter panel and rear bumper ($2500 damage). 11 April 2014, approx 2500 miles after 9 Oct 2013 tire rotation/front end alignment, 8/5 tire tread separated on interstate damaging right rear wheel well, right rear quarter panel, right rear door and rear bumper (approx $2000 damage). Purchase 2 new tires for front, rotated both 8/8 tires to rear and had them inspected at tire dealer who said that there was no need to replace and that there was several thousand miles left of use. 10 May 2014, approx 3500 miles after 9 Oct 2013 tire rotation/front end alignment, left rear 8/8 tire tread separated on interstate damaging left rear wheel well, fuel line, left rear quarter panel, left rear door, left running board, and rear bumper.

- Wauwatosa, WI, USA

problem #5

Nov 012004


  • miles
Defective dunlop tire inside coming apart. Tires have to be replaced. Both tires seemed to have had large indents within the tread on the inside shoulder.

- Elizabeth City, NC, USA

problem #4

Sep 152004

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,386 miles
Failure reguarding to tires....in particular to toyo tires / open country, 265/R70/16. He problem is a safety issue, the tires are cracking in the tread grooves. And not just one tire all four tires, to top that all off these are the second set....the first one's were already replaced for the same problem. The originals had only less than 10,000miles when I, had noticed the cracking, toyo tires replaced all four because of the defect( all four tire were cracked). The replacement set also cracked the same way, but I, had just noticed the defect....almost 45,000miles later (again all four tires are cracked the same way. I have been told different and changing stories. What I want to know are these tires safe....I'm worried about my families safety, are these tires going to explode as they drive on the highway(we have a large SUV). This defect should be checked out. I can send a copy of the bills and the authorization numbers for the replacements (second set / all four). Also I am willing to send the tires. How can this be 8 tires all crack the same way, is this a big defect" or does the, number of deaths, box need a number in it first"

- Mastic Beach, NY, USA

problem #3

May 302003

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Purchased a Toyota Sequoia 7/01. Been in and out of service ever since. We are currently on our 3rd set of brakes, 3rd trip computer, and 3rd set of tires, 2nd battery, 2nd amplifier. Car only has 33,000 miles many other problems including some electrical. Currently waiting for word from dealership on problems with transmission and fuel system. Everything up to this point (except tires #3) has been covered by warranty. Dealership got a case # with Toyota so these problems will be covered if they persist. Feel like we are on the path to a lemon. Don't know how else to proceed. Sent Toyota a letter detailing problems, asking to possibly help us get into another vehicle. We are at the point where it is a new concern everyday with this car. Help!!!!!!

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #2

Feb 242003


  • miles
The tires had no traction, when driving in the snow, consumer stated the tires were incompatible with the vehicle.

- Holland, OH, USA

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problem #1

May 232002

Sequoia 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states while driving a 2001 Toyota Sequoia at 60 mph, the right rear tire had a blowout. Original equipemnt, tire size P265/70R16, and the dot# db72C481001. Dealer and the manufacturer were notified. Consumer stated that the tire had never been soft or flat, the whole side wall blew out.

- Panaca, NV, USA

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