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2001 Toyota Sequoia SUV

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Good SUV But Needs Improvement
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By Bob
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I purchased a first model year Sequoia new. The vehicle handles great in snow. The high road clearance and 4 wheel drive will get you through any weather condition except icing conditions. The front and second row seats are comfortable for adults. The third row seats are only suitable for kids. I don't think that the reliability is up to what you should expect from Toyota or a vehicle costing just under 50K. The brake computers went and it took three weeks for Toyota to figure out how to repair it. My 4-wheel drive just died. The throttle computer broke. I have had to spend about $3,500 a year for the last two years in repairs. Interior creature comforts are lacking


Favorite Features

All weather ability. Plenty of interior room.


Suggested Improvements

1) Lighter easier to remove third row seats. 2) Driver seat memory. 3) Move the door mirror control from between the front seats to the driver's door. Ladies place their handbags between the seats and the mirrors move. 4) Offer a backup camera or radar system. 5) Improve rear storage bin cover.


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GREAT SUV FOR THE PRICE
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By Lisa
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SUV Limited 2WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)


Review

We bought this car the month it came out! Except for some early brake problems (which the dealership changed for free a few times), the car has been totally reliable, has a nice perky pickup for the monster it is (6,000lbs), and is much roomier than the Lexus 470 or the other same-size options. I would have liked fold-flat third-row seats and a DVD system in the rear for the kids, but as I only really use the second row of seats every day, it's not a big deal.


Favorite Features

The body shape. The color (silver). The pickup.


Suggested Improvements

A real metal bumper would be nice, considering how many people bump into me (have replaced bumpers 3 times--none my doing)! Front and rear-bumper sensors would also be an improvement. DVD players and better sound system might be nice. Fold-down-flat third row seats. An XL version with more space!


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2001 Sequoia owner
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By brian
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Vehicle

2001 Toyota Sequoia SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Love it! It has been a perfect vehicle for family of 2 kids and a dog.


Favorite Features

Very agile and has a pretty soft ride for something so big


Suggested Improvements

Creature comforts need to catch up to others in it's class.


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What happened to Toyota
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By smyroad
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SUV SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Five years of ownership, 100,000+ miles. Front suspension broke with no warning (not a recall). VSC randomly malfunctions. Rear door handle snapped off. Interior plastic pieces pop off like popcorn. Rear cargo compartment door won’t stay closed. Radio/CD Player sounds like a close-n-play. Emergency brake that requires adjustment every 1,000 miles. Brakes squeal when backing up – Service Department calls it Normal. Constant steering input required to keep it straight ahead – even on calm days. At a stop the transmission kicks forward. Feels like someone bumped the rear. Alarm sounds 50% of the time when unlocking the doors. To many to list here.


Favorite Features

4WD Low moves through the snow as if it did not exist. Easy access to rear seating. Seating for 8. Integrated garage door opener. Power adjustable drivers seat. Ease of removing/folding rear and middle seating. Nice looking SUV.


Suggested Improvements

Make heating controls operable without having to focus attention on the LCD screen as you page through the options using the mode button. Make “Humble” a desired attribute at the service counter.


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2001 Sequoia Quality
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Ray
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SUV SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)


Review

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


Favorite Features

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.


Suggested Improvements

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.


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