hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,068 miles

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2005 Toyota Sequoia body / paint problems

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2005 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 102014


  • 190,000 miles


We noticed that our frame had severe rust last winter. (2/14) we always did the regular recommended maintenance. We purchased this new in '05. I'm sure others haven't reported this as they haven't looked for this problem not expecting it from such an expensive vehicle that you would expect to be very reliable. We did put in a claim to Toyota last February and we were told that it wasn't a problem that they had many complaints on. I know there were recalls in the past with Toyota vehicles that had the tubular frames. This also has a tubular frame. We also have the same problem with vsc and tracking that many others on this site have complained about.

- Hardwick, MA, USA

problem #2

Jun 192014

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 119,203 miles
We have a 2005 Toyota Sequoia with excessive frame rust. This was assessed by Toyota dealership and documented 6/19/14. There was a recall by Toyota for frame rust for years 2001-2004 on both Toyota Sequoias and Toyota Tacoma were also involved. Toyota recently extended recalls for rust on frames for Tacoma years 2005-2012 but not Sequoia models. When I placed an inquiry and complain with Toyota they stated there are no recalls for 2005 and above Toyota Sequoias frame rust, and that our 2005 Sequoia is out of warranty and replacement of frame would be at the expense of us. We do not understand why Sequoias and Tacoma were recalled initially with the same rust issue, and Tacoma have an extension on the recall for rust but not Sequoias. We purchased Toyota brand with the reputation of the company and vehicles running with over 200K miles. However, with a frame deteriorating we doubt our truck will last and have serious concerns about safety with a frame decomposing as it is. Toyota is aware of issues with these frames in Sequoia and Tacoma as evidenced by recalls. But if recall is extended on Tacoma's why not on Sequoias? we would appreciate help and Toyota to rectify this issue. Thank you.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012010


  • miles
I purchased the vehicle new in 2005. Overtime the vehicle frame is showing progressively worsening rust. I fear this will eventually render the vehicle undriveable.

- Poolesville, MD, USA

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