fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,500 miles

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2008 Toyota Sequoia electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 062010

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • 21,000 miles


This is an intermittent and random problem. Radio/disc player turns itself on and off going over bumps and/or when cornering. Sometimes radio is on, but all displays are blank, and radio does not respond to any controls, including the power button. Sometimes the problem resolves by shutting vehicle completely down and restarting. Sometimes it takes several restart cycles to resolve. Dealer service department stated that this "is a known problem, " but that "no recall had been issued." I realize this doesn't rank up there with tires and fuel tanks. Nonetheless, having an electrical component behave like this makes one wonder about the possibilities for an electrical fire. Also, having any piece of equipment behave this way definitely increases the risk of accident due to driver distraction. More than once I've been physically and mentally startled when the radio unexpectedly turned itself on and blasted me with my kids' music.

- La Rue, OH, USA

problem #1

May 152009


  • miles
2008 Toyota Sequoia, prior to nationwide recall I have complained to Toyota concerning unresponsiveness of the accelerator pedal, as well as other defects in vehicle and I continue to be ignored by both manufacturer and dealership, with dealership making excuses by saying things like different parts of the body where made in different factories causing there to be variants in the color of the vehicle bumper from the rest of the body, and that they are not that familiar with the new model Sequoia since they haven't had them in the shop yet (excuse made in 2009). I made a written request in November in regards to what I call unresponsiveness of the accelerator pedal, when I push the pedal some times the car will accelerate rapidly other times it would do nothing then jump and accelerate without me putting access pressure on the pedal. I also reported on defects in leather seats and body color which is two toned by defect to name a few of the issues. The manufacturer called me, referred me back to the dealership and again the dealership will not do anything about the issues as minimizes them. Here we are in 2010 my car still accelerates when it wants to instead of when I want it to, I still have a car with exterior and interior defects and poor workmanship. And was insulted when the only thing I have received from Toyota was a post card asking me to pay over $200 for a dvd to update my navigation center, which is adding salt to the wound that Toyota has dug if anything Toyota should be doing more then a temporary fix for customers and making us pay more money to fix their issues. The unpredictable acceleration is not from a sticky pedal I believe its electrical, possibly from other electrical devices, such as cell phone, garage door opener remote, gate remotes or door access remotes, all which I carry from time to time in my vehicle, however I cant put my life in danger testing out my theory. Something needs to be done soon, either replace the cars or pay up.

- Camp Springs, MD, USA

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