really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,476 miles

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2004 Toyota Sequoia brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #2

Jun 262012

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 66,330 miles


2004 Toyota Sequoia occasionally the brake light and vsc (vehicle stability control) lights come on. When this happens the ABS system physically malfunctions and the vehicle becomes a uncontrollable hazard. The Toyota dealer said the issue is a internal malfunction in the brake booster/master cylinder assembly as well as the skid control ECU. (the total cost of repair is $2657). I have read numerous complaints about this issue and the dealer admitted knowledge of this hazard and said it was a common problem but Toyota is not correcting the issue or offering any assistance in correcting this hazard. These vehicles are unsafe to be on the road. I have no choice but to have the recommended repairs done, but this is a major issue/defect for Toyota and the responsibility of this safety issue should fall to the manufacturer.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 172008

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
For the past 4 years, our Sequoia has had problems with the brake warning light coming on as well as the traction control warning light. The only way to turn off the light is to turn off the car. Once every 3 months or so, it sounds as if the traction control/ABS is turning on and a loud grinding is heard and it feels like there is a temporary loss in braking power. Toyota has charged me thousands of dollars to replace bearings, brake cylinders, etc. None of these repairs have worked. They told me the last time that the next fix is a replacement of the ESC computer. Searching online and through NHTSA complaints, this is a common problem and clearly a design flaw in the computer and it should be a part of a recall.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

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