hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,308 miles

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2007 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #12

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 #11

Aug 282012

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 58,324 miles
My vehicle is a Toyota Sequoia 2004 4 wheel drive. Since about 2 years, the vsc and brake lights stay on off and on. I took this to the local dealer. He said this is an inherent problem in the Sequoia vehicles stretching from 2001 to 2007. He wanted to change a computer costing about $1200. In doing research on line, I noted that this is a constant problem in these vehicles. In one case, the brakes stopped working. 1. www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/1gen-Sequoia/228997-vsc-off-vsc-trac-brake-problem/ 2. wiki.answers.com/Q/toyota_sequoia_trac_light_vsc_light_on?#slide=1 3. www.toyotanation.com/forum/86-Sequoia-forum/177871-vsc-trac-pbrake-light-stay.html hope you can help with this persistent problem in multiple vehicles before someone has a major accident/death.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

problem #10

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 #9

Jan 172012


  • 90,275 miles


This is very unsafe!! the vsc trac, vsc off, and brake light come on this truck. When these lights come on my car goes into a crazy slamming mode. It shakes the whole car and my car will not stop! I have babies and this is not safe for anyone on the road! the weird part is that as soon as you turn the car off then on everything seems fine and it works for a little bit then bam you are trying to stop and the car wont and start shaking out of control! please help! I have looked online and there are tons of people with the same problem. With Toyota's history they need to take care of it. We all need your help do the right thing and recall!!

- Rogers, AR, USA

problem #8

Mar 012011


  • 59,000 miles
I own a 2007 Sequoia and a few months ago on random occasions while taking a right turn my vsc (vehicle stability control) light would turn on and the gas pedal would no longer supply gas to the engine. This is very dangerous especially if I am turning in to on-coming traffic with my entire family in the car. The cars coming up behind me often must slow down quickly to avoid rear ending me. My mechanic (not from a Toyota dealer) informed me that he had several customers who had come in with the same complaint. I contacted Toyota only for them to tell me that since it wasn't a recall there was nothing they would do. I searched the internet and have found a large number of folks with the same situation. Please do something about this before something very bad happens. Thank you.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #7

Nov 032010


  • 82,300 miles
Began acceleration from 35 mph progressing to 55 mph, accelerator left my foot, engine sped up to over 5,000 RPM, applied both feet to brake pedal with all my weight, engine continued to race above 5,000 RPM, put car into drive 1 with no change, engine raced, put car into neutral and engine continued racing over 5,000 RPM, was able to steer car into a ditch, turned off ignition. The check engine light was blinking during this event. I was never able to stop with my brakes. I maintained both feet on the brake pedal during the event with my entire body weight on the pedal and the car never, ever stopped racing.

- England, AR, USA

problem #6

May 102010


  • 43,000 miles


Toyota Sequoia 2007-- vsc/trac light is on indicating a failure in the traction control; seems to be a common problem for this make of car.

- Cooper City, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 162008


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Sequoia. When the vehicle would sit idle in the drive position, it would suddenly accelerate without warning. The contact would apply extreme braking pressure in order to maintain control of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the drive shaft was serviced; however the failure would still occur. The contact stated that the vehicle would exhibit instances of unintended acceleration since the day of purchase. The current and failure mileages were under 54,000.

- Freemont, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 012010


  • 28,000 miles
Vehicle "lunges" forward after being stopped (at a red light mostly). Foot is completely off the gas pedal and on the brake when this occurs. Sometimes happens immediately, sometimes after a minute of being stopped. This occurs regularly when driving this vehicle.

- Fort Leavenworth, KS, USA

problem #3

Jan 102008


  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Sequoia. While approaching a stop light the vehicle lurched forward. Also while idling the vehicle would roll forward. A master technician was then sent by Toyota, but he could not identify the cause of the failure. The current and failure mileages were under 24,000. The VIN was not available.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 152009


  • 15,000 miles
After coming to a complete stop while in drive (such as when at a stoplight), the vehicle will occasionally lunge or continue to roll forward when brake is fully depressed. This is dangerous because although you may be completely stopped at a red light for over a minute, the car may stop moving without your being aware. This has been reported all over message boards for Sequoia owners and also reported to my local dealership.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Apr 072008

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
The vehicle "lunges" or "rolls" forward after coming to a complete stop with brakes fully depressed. This problem has been reported on numerous Toyota message boards for several Toyota models of varying years. This is very dangerous as the driver comes to a full stop and then the vehicle starts moving (with the brake fully depressed).

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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