hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,573 miles

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2005 Toyota Sequoia brakes problems

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2005 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #11

Oct 082008


  • 35,000 miles


Our brake indicator light on dash comes on intermittently since mid 2008. We've taken to the local Toyota dealer 3X to diagnose. On the third visit, the service rep said the skid control computer needs to be replaced. He said when light is on, the antilock brakes will not work, nor the stability control. The estimate to replace is $2425 installed for a new skid control computer. We know of at least two of our friends that are having the identical problem. This is obviously a faulty computer and a safety issue and needs to be recalled asap.

- Westlake Village, CA, USA

problem #10

Jul 122009


  • miles
My mother owns a 2005 Toyota Sequoia. I'm not sure how this works but it is only four years old and the brake light comes on then the skid control comes one. When she took it to the Toyota dealer they told her that their was a service bulletin for this and that it was a well known issue with the 2003-2005 models. If im not mistaken congress passed a law stating that all vehicles starting with a certain year has to come with stability control. Toyota knows this is a problem and an expensive problem. They want a little over three grand to fix it. I would understand if this was a random event but this is a safety issue and it is a problem well known to Toyota.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #9

Jun 182009


  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sequoia. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact heard a loud rattling noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. There was also severe vibration. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The failures occurred intermittently. The dealer stated that the skid control esu failed. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 44,000.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #8

May 142009


  • 65,000 miles


2005 Toyota Sequoia vac trac disengaged lost control / accelerator/brakes/ took auto to repair dealer could not find problem.

- Imperial, CA, USA

problem #7

Sep 152006


  • 15,139 miles
Vsc, track, and brake lamp stay on. Toyota has not repaired problem. Was first brought to them in warranty when they said they had to replace the computer but didn't have the part. They have since replaced the computer but the problem persist. Now they say it is a master cylinder sensor (2 of them) but still have not repaired. When first brought to them, I was told this was a common problem. Have since noticed that the internet is filled with this same problem. This affects traction and is an obvious safety problem and should be recalled. This problem has continued from 2005 to present.

- River Ridge, LA, USA

problem #6

Dec 112008


  • 56,000 miles
I have a 2005 Toyota Sequoia with 56,000 miles on it. Over the past month the dash board brake warning light has started coming on. I took the truck to the dealer last week, sterling mccall Toyota in houston, Texas. The dealer diagnostics revealed a error code on the computer of C1247 stroke sensor failure. After a day the light came back on. The dealers response was that a $2,300 ECU was required to correct the problem. If you look online there are hundreds and thousands of similar complain on this vehicle. Something has to be done!

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #5

Nov 202008


  • 36,000 miles


I have a 2005 Toyota Sequoia with 36,000 miles on it. Over the past month the dash board brake warning light has started coming on. I took the truck to the dealer last week, arlington Toyota in jacksonville Florida. The dealer diagnostics revealed a error code on the computer of C1247 stroke sensor failure. After a $100 adjustment of the brake light switch, with in a day the light came back on. The dealer's response was that a $2,300 ECU was required to correct the problem. I am amazed that a vehicle with 36, 00 miles and less that 4 years old could require a part that expensive. Doing a little research on the internet it is clear that this is a systemic problem Toyota trucks. An internet search will return pages of ┐hits┐ covering several model years of Toyota trucks from hundreds of victimized owners. Most of those posts detail owners being taken for thousands of dollars by Toyota service departments as their technicians struggle to correct the problem by replacing multiple very expensive parts. In my mind, this is clearly something the government needs to get involved in, as quickly as possible. I do not know if there is a safety issue here. To me a sensor detecting an issue with a vehicles breaking system is not something that should be ignored and the manufacturer should be required to correct this clearly systemic problem with one of their products. Richard harp

- Jacksonville , FL, USA

problem #4

Sep 262008


  • 30,000 miles
I have a 2005 Toyota Sequoia limited 2wd. At random times the vsc dealership, vsc off, ABS, and parking brake lights all come on at once. They will stay on until I stop the vehicle and turn the ignition off. When I restart the truck they will function normally. There are many theories of why this happens, but my dealership says nothing is wrong. I am worried about a costly repair when I am out of warranty or a potential safety issue. I have had the truck at the dealership multiple times and they say they can't find anything wrong.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 062008


  • 40,000 miles
Check engine and vsc off / vsc trac lights keep coming on. Have been reset but keep coming on after a few days to a week. Now maint req. Light is coming on as well. Also experiencing excessive idle speed which causes brakes to feel like they do not fully work.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #2

Jun 162008


  • 57,160 miles
The vsc computer on my 2005 Toyota Sequoia failed and when I looked for help in the auto club I found out that this appear to be a common problem with Sequoias.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Nov 112007


  • miles
Vsc computer failure and engine will not accelerate.

- Encinitas, CA, USA

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