definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,622 miles

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2004 Toyota Sequoia brakes problems

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2004 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 012011

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2004 Toyota Sequoia. Consumer states that Toyota has inherent braking system defects and possible defect in the drive shaft the consumer stated at 16,117 the dealer found the front rotors were rusted and the brake pads were worn down requiring replacement of the front brake pads and resurfacing the front rotors. At 20, 230 miles, the brake warning light illuminated. The dealer found code C1247; skid control ECU had an internal failure. At 35,999 the brake warning light illuminated again. The dealer found codes C1247 ad C1223; ABS control system malfunction and intermittent failure of the booster assembly. The dealer also found the drive shaft yoke needed modification. Additionally, the front seat belts tightened to the point where the consumer was unable to move forward to look out the side view mirror.

- North Potomac, MD, USA

problem #5

Jan 052010


  • 55,745 miles
I have a 2004 Toyota Sequoia my anti lock brakes, and traction control lights come on all the time which means that the systems are not working. Went to the dealer ship and was told it was the skid control ECU and it would cost $1804 the truck has 54,275 miles on it. This should be covered by Toyota because with out the safety features not working accidents can happen.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #4

Aug 122007

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Skid control computer.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 122007

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,484 miles


I own a 2004 Toyota Sequoia. I took it in for new tires, with balancing and an alignment. They also did brake work on the front. It needed caliper pins and the rotors were turned. It had 47,481 miles on it. When my wife left the dealership there was a failure of the vsc (vehicle stability control) system. The system never once before malfunctioned until after the service at the Toyota dealership. It is clear that the dealer messed something up. They claim they did nothing to cause it. We talked the head manager of the dealership. The manager denied that it could be in any way their fault. Is it possible that the service caused the failure" I don't know what Toyota has their mechanics do but someone needs to do a full investigation. The vehicle now is a hazard to drive. I currently can't afford the $1500 dollars to replace the computer. Could it be related to the kind of tires put on or dust or metal in the sensors" failure codes are C0210 (right rear wheel speed sensor signal malfunction, C1223 (ABS control system malfunction), and C1310 (active booster solenoid). The Sequoia's vsc light comes on often and the vehicle will not accelerate even when the pedal is pressed all the way to the floor. It has almost caused about 2 bad accidents. We currently drive it but don't rely on it for passing. If the system fails we just have to drive slow and stay in our lane. I do know that Toyota knows that this is a huge problem. They also use a different skid control computer in newer models. We need a recall. I have seen many references to this same exact problem. For the safety of our drivers please issue a recall. The manufacturer obviously didn't test the system before it was allowed on the market.

- Verona, WI, USA

problem #2

Aug 012006

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle lost pressure with the brake pedal causing the brake warning light to illuminate. The vehicle had been to the service dealer eight times and the dealer could not locate the problem.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 162004

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,500 miles
Brakes.... dealer replaced once and requiring me to pay for the other, both brake jobs have been done within a year. Both were supposed to be under warranty was told basically I didn't know how to drive a SUV.(ex bus driver& 18 wheeler)

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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