really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
137,400 miles

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2001 Toyota Sequoia wheels / hubs problems

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2001 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 102015


  • 188,000 miles


Tuesday, November 10, 2015, I was driving down interstate 37 toward corpus christi, tx, and out of the blue my well maintained vehicle had a hard shake/shimmy in the rear end. It rocked my rearend left to right. Very scary. Luckily I had both hands on the wheel. The traction control sensor went off. I braked, thinking maybe I had had a tire go flat quickly. Very scary at 75 mph. Also very lucky that not semi's or vehicles were near me. I turned the Sequoia off and got out to check the tires. There was no problem. I got back in and restarted the vehicle, the traction control lights had gone off, so I started to accelerate back into traffic...and the Sequoia went crazy again, rear end shaking, traction control lights going off. It was 8 pm, dark. I was too scared to try driving again, so I called for a tow. I have done some research on similar problems and found there were many. Some people say it is an electronic control sensor. Each wheel has one and maybe one went out causing that wheel to rotate differently from the others, jerking the car around. This is very dangerous! I had been in san antonio, tx rush hour traffic just 3 hours before and had this jerking that caused swerving happened on the downtown highways, someone could have been killed. People should be warned and Toyota should recall vehicles affected, because from my research, there are a lot of affected Sequoias.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 242015


  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated intermittently and that the vehicle went into a limp mode. The contact mentioned that each time the failure occurred, the vehicle was extremely slow to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V148000 (tires). For years, the dealer was unable to explain why the recall repair was not completed. The contact was also not able to determine when that recall would be performed. The approximate failure mileage was 69,000.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 062015


  • 170,000 miles
Driving down road and drivers side front end dropped; the vehicle just seized. The ball joint snapped and the tire buckled on the vehicle there was no brakes or steering. Fortunately I had just exited a major highway onto a straight secondary road when this occurred. I feel if this had happened on the highway I would have been in a major accident; which would have included multiple other vehicles as well..

- Neptune, NJ, USA

problem #2

Nov 222012

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
Last year my car while traveling at a speed of 50 mph just collapsed. My ball joints fell completely off. My the grace of god I wasn't killed because I was on the interstate. I have since had it repaired but not by a Toyota dealer. At the time as now, all my lights were lit vsc trac, ABS etc. I have had this problem throughout having this Toyota and it has been very costly. Now as we speak my car is at a dealer and I can only imagine they will tell me it's the faulty computer chip. I will also have them check for rust since I'm hearing of all these cases of rust. My car has been in tip top shape due to my husbands knowledge of cars. However, some of these reports appear to be incidents beyond our control. I'm lucky to be alive. I guess if I had been killed Toyota would still be denying their product is faulty. I would like Toyota to step up and pay for some of these issues I've had and if my car needs this expensive computer chip..ABS is engaging my brakes they pay for it. This is the second time I've made a report and I haven't heard anything from Toyota...

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #1

Oct 172006


  • 95,000 miles
With all the complaints about Toyota, I thought I should file my complaint about my 2001 Toyota Sequoia. I was driving down the freeway at 70 mph when my front right wheel suddenly flew off! the car slammed down on to the pavement and luckily there were no other cars on the road in Wyoming. The pins that the lug nutsscrew on to were all sheered off.

- Stevensville, MT, USA

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