hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,382 miles

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2006 Toyota Sequoia brakes problems

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2006 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #14

Aug 052016


  • 150,000 miles


The vsc trac light, the vsc off light and the brake lights all come on....it caused my brakes to actually fail. I can turn the the vehicle off and restart and this seems to reset it. This happens without warning and at various times. This has happened more than once. I took vehicle to dealer, they replaced a $200 part and it did not help. It's happened again. I've read many many reports of this online. Why no recall. It's a miracle nobody has died. Brake failure"??" seriously.

- Natchez, MS, USA

problem #13

Dec 052015


  • 80,000 miles
Just like every other 2006 Sequoia at 80K miles the yellow ABS, yellow vsc off, yellow vsc trac, and red brake dashboard lights came on causing it to fail the MA state inspection. Disassembled P/N 44050-0C100 and the brushes in the ABS pump motor (ate 25.0206-0206.3) are completely gone.

- Billerica, MA, USA

problem #12

Jul 152015


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the check engine, the traction off and the vsc tract warning indicators illuminated as the brake pedal was depressed but the braking was delayed. The vehicle also veered from left to right. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the air pump assembly and switching valves failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 130,000.

- Beach Park, IL, USA

problem #11

May 012014


  • 100,000 miles


Multiple incidents and multiple trips to dealership with nothing resolved. ABS activates with vsc lights at low speeds when reversing out of driveway, driving slowly down road, etc... no reason I can think of for it to engage. Vehicle makes a loud grinding sound and feels like it won't stop. Very common issue from what I see already reported. Yaw sensor replaced to fix another vsc issue when making left U-turns...almost got in accident when the brakes kept me from completing a U-turn with traffic coming...luckily I continued into driveway without incident. This happened after the above but the above still continue to this day so it was not the cause.

- Petaluma, CA, USA

problem #10

Oct 242011


  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that the brakes would seize in weather temparatures under 40 degrees when attempting to make a sudden stop with the illumination of the brake warning indicator. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to dealer. The mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.

- Tallulah , LA, USA

problem #9

Jul 122014

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 50,175 miles
Warning indicator trac off, vsc off, and brake are on with grinding brake noise occurred.

- Cypress, CA, USA

problem #8

Jul 152014

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 125,100 miles


While driving at low speeds the vehicle experienced a momentary loss of power and a grinding/vibrating of the brakes while in motion. The trac off and vsc trac warning lights came on along with the brake light. The warning lights and vibrating of the brakes could only be reset by turning the ignition off and restarting the vehicle. It happened twice in the last 12 hours.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #7

Dec 282012

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
ABS system goes on without warning leaving me unable to brake, usually when I am backing out of a parking space & it's cold outside. Has happened intermittently over the last year. When I turn the car off & back on it seems to clear up the issue. Took it in and was given the codes C1223 (fault in ABS system), C1247, C1310, was then referred to a dealer. Did some research online & saw I am not alone so wanted to report it. Also 2 years ago we had our latch break on the rear door, had to have it replaced to open up the door, this has happened to many many Sequoias!!

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 112013


  • 76,415 miles
Codes C1223 (ABS control system malfunction), C1247 (stroke sensor), and C1251 (pump motor is locked/ open circuit fault) had to replace vsc module/computer at my own cost.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 232013


  • 82,662 miles
ABS, trac, vsc and brake and check engine lights all signaled fault codes. Codes are #1251 and #1223, again, this after computer module was replaced at full cost to the consumer $1,059. The same fault has re-occurred in less than 6 (six) months of having replaced the ABS, trac, vsc computer module.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 012012


  • 60,000 miles


Brakes fail on occasion and vsc light, trac off light and brake light come on. Hard to stop vehicle. Turning car off and back on again seem to temporarily solve the problem. Seems as if this is a common ongoing issue with the 2006 Sequoia based on previous posts. Taken to dealer on three different occasions and they were unable to identify problem. Today 5/23 dealer stated its a vacuum and repair part is approx. $1000. Please investigate this complaint because of the seriousness of the loss of stopping power with such a large vehicle before someone gets hurt. At least twelve complaints of similar problems have been filed.

- Woodland, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 292012

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 51,989 miles
After putting gas in the vehicle, I pulled away from the gas station and when I came to a stop sign before entering the main thoroughfare the brake pedal was so hard to depress that I almost had to stand on it to get the vehicle to stop, and nearly was unable to before plowing into oncoming traffic I also noticed that the "trac off", "vsc trac", and brake malfunction indicator were all illuminated. It was a real panic situation because it was totally unexpected and my wife and 2 young daughters were in the vehicle with me. I am an 20 year + ase master automotive technician with over 30 years experience. I stopped the vehicle and visually checked the brake system as well as I could on the side of the road and saw no obvious cause for the issue. The only way I could get the warning lights off and the brakes to work was to turn off and restart the ignition. After that, the vehicle went the rest of the day (140 miles) with no problem. I am now afraid to let my wife and kids drive this vehicle until I figure out what's wrong with it. I do see where there are a few similar complaints, and a couple that are pretty much identical to mine. This vehicle is in excellent condition with only 52,000+ miles on it. This is a serious safety concern and it's only a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt of killed due to this issue. There should definitely be some kind of safety recall issued.

- Miami , AZ, USA

problem #2

Sep 052012


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph the vsc, traction control and anti-lock brake warning lights illuminated. The contact mentioned that when he attempted to engaged the brake it became stuck and failed to stop the vehicle. As a result, the vehicle went through an intersection. The contact mentioned that after the vehicle was brought to a stop and restarted the lights illuminated again and it made a loud noise. The failure recurred once again on a separate occasion. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The failure and current mileage was 60,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Cambridge , WI, USA

problem #1

Jul 012012

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 157,000 miles
ABS vsc and brake light comes on sitting still.. and at 30 mph ABS system engages for no reason and no traction issues.

- Rocky Mt, VA, USA

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