hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,058 miles

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2006 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #17

Dec 012016


  • miles


The frame, rear axle, suspension, brake lines components are severely rusted in particular the frame where it is rusting from the inside out. These frames suffer from the same issue as other Toyota trucks where Toyota replaced the frames. This rust condition makes these vehicles unsafe to be on the road. Toyota needs to recall of these vehicles before people are hurt. I purchased this vehicles new in 2006 and maintained it well. I addressed the external rust but can not prevent the internal rust. The frames need to be replaced or the vehicle brought back and disposed of.

- Valley Cottage, NY, USA

problem #16

Sep 012016


  • miles
The frame of the truck has become rusty very quickly with normal city road use

- Park Ridge, IL, USA

problem #15

Oct 202016


  • 197,000 miles
Brought vehicle in to have vsc light service and found out that the frame where the vehicle rear stability bar connects to is all rusted out. And the other side will soon follow. I was told that the vehicle was unsafe to drive, see photos.

- Dracut, MA, USA

problem #14

Dec 012014


  • miles


Frame is rusting bad. Looked online and see other people having the same problem. Noticed recall was done on the Tacoma.

- Hollywood, MD, USA

problem #13

Sep 262016


  • 112,994 miles
Frame has rust corrosion causing 18 inch perforated hole in front frame of car. This is same problem that has warranted a recall of the Toyota Tundra which uses the same frame. The car has been deemed unsafe to drive due to the extensive rust corrosion on the frame. This must be due to poor quality material and coating of the original frame. Through research appears to be a very common problem in Sequoia that are in areas dealing with road salt. The recall should be extended to include this model along with the Tundra. The car is parked outside driveway and mostly local driving.

- Needham, MA, USA

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problem #12

Sep 262016


  • 113,000 miles
There's an 18 to 24 inch hole in the frame on the left front, which should not have deteriorated so quickly or to that extreme. Extreme safety hazard as the frame could brake with any significant stress, such as potholes.

- Needham, MA, USA

problem #11

Sep 202016


  • 127,000 miles


Severe frame corrosion, 2006 Toyota Sequoia: I was unaware of the "cold weather states" frame corrosion problem with Toyota (and recalls of older Sequoias and other Toyota trucks) until I took my '06 Sequoia to my local dealer for an airbag recall replacement and diagnosis of what I thought was a minor front end rattle. When they raised it on the lift, they said the vehicle behaved improperly and they were alarmed. That is when they discovered the large, rusted hole in the frame! what a shock it was when they told me, and then, to be advised that it is unsafe to drive! if I had not taken it in for the airbag recall, my family and I could be dead right now, if conditions had been just so. This is absolutely unbelievable that Toyota is putting peoples┐ lives in danger by not recalling all vehicles with this frame and standing by their product. Are they waiting for a death(s) to occur before they are forced to recall? they certainly know that other non-recalled models of Sequoia have frame rot. Presently, my local Toyota dealer is waiting for approval or disapproval to have the frame replaced free of charge. I am wary and left in constant worry if Toyota will help, based on the reports of other peoples' experiences whose vehicles were not recalled yet. I am faced with it being a total loss if Toyota does not choose to do the right thing. (this is their fault. They should fix it free of charge. Period.) I bought this vehicle because of its reported reliability. I have been a 3 times loyal customer to Toyota and am in utter disbelief how I have been misled. Please push to have Toyota recall all Toyota Sequoias that have been made on this frame so that nobody else has to go through this unimaginable stress, and more importantly, before someone dies or is severely injured. Will my report be the final report that prompts a recall or this death trap? I hope so.

- Boonsboro, MD, USA

problem #10

Jan 012016


  • miles
Still awaiting fix for airbag recall... I have had to replace items due to rust, and the frame is extremely rusty as well. Love the vehicle.... hate the rust... previous years have been recalled due to rust, not the 2006 model. Please fix this!!! thank you.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #9

Aug 282016


  • 145,000 miles
The undercarriage is rusting badly to the point that I have found items that have rusted off the frame lying in my driveway after the car is parked. The inside of the rear hatch is rusted out beyond use. Car is well maintained and always in covered parking. Parts of the frame can be pulled off due ot the rust flaking and parts can be pulled off that should be bolted the car.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #8

Jun 082016


  • miles
After years of taking my car to Toyota dealer, I took my car in for service by independent mechanic and was told frame rot was so bad that my car is unsafe to drive.

- Duxbury, MA, USA

problem #7

Nov 172015


  • 198,000 miles


The frame on the vehicle has excessive rust and there are some rust perforations and holes in the structural parts of the frame. In addition, some stability components need to be welded back onto the frame because they have broken off.

- Lebanon, NH, USA

problem #6

Jan 012014


  • miles
The Sequoia's frame has excessive rust and corrosion.

- Lebanon, NH, USA

problem #5

Oct 292015

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
2006 Toyota Sequoia was bought brand new.in 2015 frame has lots of rust. When we went for servicing, Toyota dealer said, not to waste any money for fluid exchanges, like power steering fluid, transmission fluid change, because car may not pass inspection, because of excessive frame rust. We are scared to drive, whether spare tire, rear brakes failing, other components falling off causing damage to car and people driving behind. We see Sequoias from 2000 to 2004 are recalled for new frame installation because of rust problems. We sincerely hope, Toyota will recall 2006 Sequoias also. We believed in Toyota reputation, for quality and reliability. We are really very disappointed. My family has 3 Toyota and expecting to buy 2 more soon. We never expected, Sequoias are so bad, where life itself is in danger driving them. We wish Toyota will recall Sequoias for frame replacement.

- Lock Haven, PA, USA

problem #4

Nov 012013


  • miles
The frame of the body of the Toyota is rusting very bad. For only having the car three years buying this as a certified car, the body shouldn't be this bad. I'll also be opening up a case with Toyota.

- Hollywood, MD, USA

problem #3

Oct 302015


  • 126,000 miles
The frame, rear-end housing, brake system, guards, shields, exhaust and many sub parts are rusted completely through. The brake lines to the rear brakes ruptured due to excessive rust.

- Piedmont, SC, USA

problem #2

Oct 062015


  • 100,000 miles
During servicing, the Sequoia was found to have a rusted/rotten frame and declared unsafe to drive. Toyota has had other frame rust replacement recalls for this model, but not for the model year in question. They have had frame recalls for 2006 for similar models (Tacoma). This safety issue was not found by the dealership previously, although the dangerous situation would have existed. Toyota does not acknowledge the issue.

- West Roxbury, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 082013

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
My Toyota Sequoia is a 2006 4X4 and has excessive frame rust at the weld seems and all over the rear axle housing and suspension components. I recently learned that Toyota has started to recall and replace these frames that are rusting from the inside out. I am worried about this rust at the frame weld and that snow and road salt and ice melter are causing my frame to rust from the inside out. My Sequoia was originally licensed in Kansas and they use heavy road salt. I live in Colorado and they have a heavy use of mag chloride, which is a major rust factor. The Toyota frame looks like it was never properly treated to prevent this type of rusting. I would like my frame to also be replaced and covered by Toyota under this recall. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Denver, CO, USA

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