Tarnished Quality Reputation
By cahrensntx on
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 2WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)
I value quality and reliability above all else, price, feature, comfort etc. Both consumer data and experience convinced me Toyota is the best here. So it is with high expecatations for a long life vehicle I bought my 3rd Toyota, this Sequoia. After 5 yrs of dealer only scheduled maintenance and 100K mi, I am very, very disappointed. In reverse chronological order: transmission failed 100K, brakes replaced 5 times (even with total system replacement at 60K), fuel gauge failed 80K, dashboard ignition key receiver failed 70K, dashboard drive gear LED out 70k, traction control oversensitive and grinds 50k. Did not meet expectations of Toyota quality.
3rd Row. Dual power seats.
For me its all about quality and reliability. Good design and quality build provides 200K drivetrain, 50K brakes, no electrical sys failures in 5yrs.