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2001 Sequoia Quality
By Ray on
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)
My 2001 4WD Sequoia has 110K miles and is driven in town by a soccer mom who does not go off road. So far these parts have failed: both front wheel bearings, the rear differential, rear window motor, LF window motor, A/C (compressor, evaporator, and something else- been to dealer 5 times for a/c problems). Engine has had oil replaced every 4K miles and has a knock in it. All failures due to faulty parts. I am thankful I invested in the platnum 0 ded bumper-bumper 100K mile warranty. The driver side seat is designed to wear a hole in the side (90K miles) from getting in/out. Gas mileage avg 12-18 mpg. Toyota Corp customer service not helpful. No problems since last major repair ~80K mi
This may sound funny, but besides the problems listed the SUV is solid. Very comfortable and smooth on the road, long or short trips. Handles well on turns. Other equivalent SUVs had cheap interiors - the interior of this SUV seemed to be hand-assembled. No rattles. Seats 8 comfortably.
I am disappointed in Toyota quality control. They need to provide oversight on this vehicle like they do their other cars. Toyota needs to offer optional seat covers or redesign front driver seat to prevent wearing.