hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,566 miles

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2006 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #9

Jul 292014

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


When making left or right turns at slow speed, traction control light blinks, sometimes with beep alarm and sometimes engages the ABS system. Very dangerous when pulling out into traffic to not be able to accelerate since you lose control of driving the vehicle for about 3-5 seconds.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #8

May 252014


  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that the steering wheel was extremely difficult to turn and vibrated intermittently. The vsc sensor and the traction control sensor illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for further inspection. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 117,000.

- Morris, AL, USA

problem #7

Sep 012010


  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled after turning left and driving over a small bump in the road. The contact attempted to accelerate and depressed the accelerator pedal; however the vehicle failed to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop for inspection. The failure was related to the traction control system. The repair shop stated that the traction control system activated when it was not necessary. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 86,000 and the current mileage was 110,000.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #6

May 102012

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 73,290 miles


Almost every time I go over a bump or dip at 2-3 mph the traction control light comes up, the vehicle slows down and I am unable to accelerate for a few seconds, then all comes back to normal. It happens every day and a few times I nearly got in the accident due to unexpected slow down.

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #5

Feb 012011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
The traction control / vehicle stability control initiates at very low speeds on dry and very stable surfaces nearly every turn I make. The loss of power to the wheels have left me stranded in front of on-coming traffic during left turns and nearly rear-ended on right hand turns. It appears the 2003 Toyota Sequoia's have been recalled for a similar problem: Overly aggressive traction control when the vehicle loses power to the wheels it takes 4-5 seconds for the power to be restored and I have had several close calls with respect to being hit by other vehicles.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #4

Sep 152010


  • 77,000 miles
In clear weather, on dry pavement, the stability/traction control system will periodically cause the vehicle to abruptly loose power, typically when turning into traffic and hitting a manhole or making a turn through a deeper intersection swale. This causes the vehicle to become unresponsive for 4-5 seconds in front of oncoming traffic - a broadside auto accident waiting to happen. I contacted the local Toyota dealership which offered no assistance. I would love to be able to disconnect or eliminate this system.

- Loveland, CO, USA

problem #3

Oct 032009


  • 36,800 miles


Since at least September of 2009 my 2006 Toyota Sequoia randomly activates the vehicle stability control system, causing the vehicle to suddenly brake. Total control, including acceleration and steering, is lost for a few seconds. This is occurring each time in non slip driving conditions. The slip indicator light begins to blink, beep, and the vehicle just loses total control. Usually occurs upon driving from a stop. I have brought the vehicle to Toyota on at least 4 to 5 occasions and have been told each time that they had no codes and could not replicate the problem. This seems to occur atleast once every three weeks to a month. There is no way they can replicate the problem unless they drive the vehicle for a month. I have been told on at least three occasions dating back to October of 2009 that a representative from Toyota would contact me, set up an appointment to look at my vehicle, and give me an idea of what may me going on with it. To date I have still not received even a phone call from Toyota. When I last brought the vehicle to Toyota for this issue (April 24, 2010), I had recently been entering a busy road from a parking lot. The vehicle stability control came on for no reason, the vehicle lost control (acceleration, and steering) and I was in the middle of a busy traffic lane with vehicles coming at me. A vehicle needed to skid and steer out of my lane to avoid striking my drivers side. The vehicle has been brought in to Toyota with the same results (2) times in October 2009, (1) time February 2010, (1) time April 2010. The problem has occurred almost once every three weeks. Most recently it has occurred 3 times over a two day span. I have stopped bringing it to Toyota as they have informed me each time that they can not find a code or replicate the problem. At times they have kept my vehicle over night, and driven it for 50 plus miles. I just can not continue to bring it in and have nothing done.

- Swansea, MA, USA

problem #2

Oct 012007


  • 20,000 miles
Cold start Toyota Sequoia '06. Put car in gear with foot on brakes and brake, ABS and vsc warning lights come on. When releasing foot off brake, the brakes will not functioning correctly. Very hard to depress brake and stop. Inconsistent on frequency, but it is from a engine cold start. Was told a skid control computer was needed.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 302009


  • 91,000 miles
2006 Toyota Sequoia has experienced intermittent electrical problems since purchase. On 30 July 09 vehicle experienced multiple computer failure of ECU, vsc, and other computers. Toyota tech reps say vehicle could not have caused problem, therefore it must be an "external' fault. However, there is absolutely no evidence of any external arcing or other power surge indicative of an "external" event. Toyota refuses to admit potential of a latent defect and says incident must be referred for insurance. Toyota will not address logical questions as to why other (non-protected systems such as the radio) in the vehicle still function in light of the alleged "external event." Additionally, there were no circuit breaker or fuses blown, so again how is it possible for the "external event" theory to be valid" given the anecdotal evidence on the web concerning Sequoia ecus and vsc computers, what action can NHTSA take to have the manufacturer address the problems"

- Annapolis, MD, USA

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