really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
901,597 miles

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2007 Toyota Sequoia electrical problems

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2007 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #10

Oct 012016


  • 139,800 miles


My vsc trac, trac off and check engine lights all came on yesterday. I was driving so I'm not sure if they all came on at the same time or not. The brake does not over ride cruise control on highway. So it will continue gas up even you use brake under cruise control mode. This is pretty disappointing since this problem has been seen all the way back to the first generation

- Elko, NV, USA

problem #9

Jul 072016


  • 132,000 miles
The secondary air injection pump has gone out. This particular component has a know defect issue with Toyota. Toyota extended the warranty on 2008-2010 Sequoias with the exact same engine as my 2007 but they will not cover my vehicle. If they know there is an issue and they are will to extend the warranty of some vehicles, they should cover all vehicles with the same engine types because they are all going to have the same issue! this repair can cost the consumer up to $3600. This is a scam in my opinion.

- Athens, TN, USA

problem #8

Dec 232015


  • 8,300,000 miles
With the car engine on clean smoke started to come from the drivers seat heating switch area, the smoke dissipated after about 30 seconds when I turned the engine off. There have not been any malfunctions since then.

- Clifton, VA, USA

problem #7

May 032015

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 155,170 miles


The rear latch would not work during a camping trip in a remote area. The rear seats had been removed as per the owners manual prior to the trip. The rear portion of the vehicle was full of camping gear, food, water, and our first aide kit. I sprained my hand and back while first attempting repeated times to open the tailgate and then having to resort to lifting heavy equipment through the back window and also over the passenger seats. We took the vehicle to a Toyota dealer at out first opportunity. We were told that Toyota was aware of the problem which was described to my wife and I as weak engineering and a plastic part also know to fail. We were told that the failure could have been raised by driving the vehicle on dusty roads, because the latch was not protected from dust and it was poorly designed and was likely to fail if it got dirty. We learned from this dealer that we had already had the latch replaced a year prior. We were told that Toyota would no longer stand behind repairs to this vehicles tailgate latch because the problem was chronic and the replacement parts have not been improve to prevent expected failures. The dealer replaced, cleaned and lubricate the latch parts and then attempted to protect them using a surplus plastic bag. I am concerned that when the latch fails again it may be during an emergency, or cause another injury, or entrapment...

- Florence, OR, USA

problem #6

Aug 112011

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
The steering in ignition are damaged, makes the vehicle inoperative.

- North Augusta, SC, USA

problem #5

Feb 062012

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
I own a 2007 Toyota Sequoia and the trac off-vsc trac and brake lights turn on several times while driving or after I push the brakes, I took the car to 2 Toyota dealers in miami fl, and they told me that in order to fix the problem the must have a code, the lights comes and go frequently and disappear when you turn off the car, the dealer don't want to help and seems this issue is happening to many people, I don't know what else to do to because they said the computer doesn't show the codes while the car is on, and once you turned off the car the computer reset itself. In two months my extended warranty will expired and after this I will have to paid for something that is the manufacturer responsibility. None of the local Toyota dealers wants to help, I would like to know if there is any type of support you can offer me as a consumer. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #4

Jul 252012


  • 65,000 miles


While the vehicle was traveling at about 40 mph it suddenly loses engine power and the vehicle becomes hard to steer. Both the vsc off and trac off lights came on. I had to pull to the side and the car died completely. I turned off the car but could not turn it on immediately. I waited for about 5 minutes and tried again and it started up fine, but after I drove for less than half mile the same issue happened again. It happened a total of 6 times within a couple of miles. Since then it's been happening every few days. Took it to my mechanic but they could not pull a code. Searching online it seems this is a common problem that happened to many 1st generation Sequoias.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 102007


  • 99,000 miles
Seems there is a common problem when searched on Toyota Sequoias and Tundra from 02 to 07 vsc trac off and ECU replacement which is to do with skid control and can cause death and injury if it fails. Apparently I am finding out that thousands have registered with this site and no Toyota recall has been issued and the company doesn't want to recall because it is a 2300, repair. The computer chip is the problem and it goes bad that soon? wow Toyota is just turning the us government and people around and screwing them silly and laughing all the way to the bank. Please do something! it is a family car that is going to make the american families that buy it homeless with that kind of repair.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012010


  • miles
In January 2010, as I was doing an oil change on my 2007 Sequoia, I noticed some corrosion on the underside of the hood and also through the engine bay. I took it in to mid city Toyota for an warranty claim inspection on the issue, March 2010. It was obvious that it was a defect of something, I couldn't figure out what it was. The dealership came back and said I must have filled the water in the battery, because it is now leaking and because of that, it has voided the warranty and they will not fix it. I disagreed with their statement and indicated that we did not fill the battery with water. My parents are the only ones driving the vehicle, they wouldn't even know how to do that in the first place. The dealership wanted to know what type of resolution we wanted out of this, I stated to just repaint the underside of the hood, new battery, and other damages associated to the battery leak. They wanted me to get an estimate from a local body shop. After submitting the estimate, they reviewed it again and denied the claim. I decided to take it to another dealership in, elk grove Toyota, in elk grove ca, July 12 2010. The service department found the battery to have been faulty and was leaking, which the fan blew the acid throughout the engine compartment causing the pattern of corrosion as reported. They agreed to fix the problem. A few days after the car was at the shop, they called and said they found the car is out of warranty as of 6/24/2010 and will not fix the vehicle. I explained that I had reported the issue to mid-city Toyota in March 2010 during the warranty period. They wanted me to open a case with Toyota, and they'll review it after. I opened up case # 1007162060 with Toyota. Elk grove Toyota came back after a couple of weeks and denied fixing the car out of good will stating that there was lack of maintenance records.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 262010


  • 36,000 miles
Power window motor and electrical malfunction cause window to become stuck and rear window defogger to be disable and driver visibility impaired.

- Frederick, CO, USA

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