fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,978 miles

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2003 Toyota Sequoia suspension problems

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2003 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 032010

(reported on)

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • miles


2003 Toyota Sequoia. Consumer states extreme shaking and vibrations the consumer stated there are four active recalls on the vehicle. He took the vehicle to the dealer for the front suspension recall, but he believes the problem still exists as there is an extreme shaking and vibration coming from the vehicle. Also, the vehicle was taken to a different dealer for the traction control recall, but the trac off, vsc trac and ABS lights are still on, the consumer was told it could be a myriad of things which could have caused the lights to remain on.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 302007

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that he is aware that the front suspension lower ball joints were under recall. He is currently overseas and cannot get his vehicle serviced at this time. There have been no failures to date. The recall number was unknown. The current mileage was 67,000.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #5

Feb 162006

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,847 miles
Toyota Sequoia ball joint recall svc performed, subsequently vehicle tires severely scalloping outer edges leading to tread fracture and tire splitting. Dealer svc mgr mike latham, maita Toyota of sacramento, insists nothing is wrong with vehicle although he admits something is wrong with tires; insists that recall svc correctly performed and alignment within specs. Dealer refuses attempt to correct problem. Dealer offers to sell me new tires; effectively attempting to release hazardous and unsafe vehicle to me. Vehicle is under warranty both in mileage and time. Dealer still has vehicle.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 052005

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


: the contact stated while having no problems with the vehicle, a recall notification was received. There is a NHTSA recall, #05V225000, regarding the suspension. The parts needed to repair the vehicle are not available at the local dealership. The manufacturer confirmed the parts were not available and no repairs were made.

- Rohnert Park, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 072005

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
The contact received a recall letter in August 2005 regarding front suspension: Lower ball joints on 2003 Toyota Sequoia. She called the dealership, and was told she would be contacted in 2-4 weeks. She called on 9-20-05, and was told she would be contacted within one week. The contact called again on 10-6-05, and they said they would get in touch with her on 10-10-05 because the parts were not in yet. The contact felt this was not being taken care off in a timely manner. She was afraid to drive the vehicle. She has yet to be contacted by the dealership.

- Mary Esther, FL, USA

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problem #2

Jan 012004

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that there was a recall on the lower ball joints. Recall repairs were done. But the contact felt that this recall problem caused the tires to wear out on the outside of the tread. The service dealer stated that this would not be caused from the recall, but the consumer felt that it was. If it was not related to the recall, then the consumer felt that it may be due to a defect within the tire or another defect within the suspension system. The contact stated the tires were rotated every 5,000 miles. The manufacturer referred the consumer to arbitration, but this could take up to 60 days.

- Westminster, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 022005

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2003 Toyota Sequoia. The consumer stated recall 05V225000 repairs concerning lower ball joints were done. There has been excessive wear on the outer part of the tires. The consumer felt that this was due to the lower ball joint problem as stated in the recall. The consumer was not sure whether or not the tires were still wearing out since the repairs. After contacting Toyota, they told him that they were not going to replace the tires. These tires came with the vehicle and they have been properly maintained according to the consumer.

- Doylestown, PA, USA

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