fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,203 miles

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2008 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 092015


  • 45,000 miles


This Toyota Sequoia almost kill my family of 6, the accelerator pedal got stuck while in motion driving 30 to 40 miles, the issue was reported to Toyota and the car was taken to the concord, ca Toyota dealer for inspection, the Toyota service was unable to replicate the issue so the car was return back to me, Toyota service center was advice by the Toyota there is no problem, I experience first hand this problem, the accelerator got stuck while driving, I pressed the brake pedal but the car maintained the same speed, my only option was to put it in neutral and apply the brakes and finally the car stop, but the engine RPM's remain high around 4000 RPM, I was able to get the break pedal unstuck by revving the engine in the neural position

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 132012

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • miles
Vsc light turns on and off, but has been constantly on now.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #3

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

problem #2

Jan 012009


  • 15 miles
I bought a 2008 Toyota Sequoia and the pedal has been fixed. Somehow, occasionally I am still experiencing "sudden acceleration". recent article explains the pedal fix doesn't completely fix the "sudden acceleration" problem that is due to electronic defects and that explain why I am still experiencing sudden acceleration problem. The car just jerk forward for no reason. Please have Toyota fix the problem asap or we can return the car.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 012009


  • 6,000 miles
My 2008 Toyota Sequoia started to accelerate from a stop( with my foot still on the brake) without pressing on the gas. It took both feet standing on the brake to try and stop my vehicle. It pushed my vehicle into the car in front of me. My tires with screeching and my vehicle was pushing the car in front of me. It finally stopped after a few seconds as I was going to try and put the car in park or neutral. My floor mat was in correct position- not jammed and my foot was not on the accelerator. I was happy to have witness with me as no one would have believed me.

- Westford, MA, USA

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