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I wife desperatley wants a power controlled hatch back on our 2004 toyota Sequoia. We cannot afford to sell ours and upgrade- only 64K mi. and in perfect condition. Is there an aftermarket power unit anyone knows of? S.O.S HELP!!
ive got a 2004 toyota sequoia, when driving with the a/c on randomly once a day the vsc light comes on and engine dies, pop in neutral fires back up and works fine again, did pull road trip last weekend happend on way driving 70 with a/c on but not on way back with a/c off, the light that comes on is the light with the car and two sqwiggly lines, ... Read More
I just wanted to thank everyone, especially heytomsequoia for all the information posted. I have a 2001 Seq. and the plastic handle broke after 11 years so I guess I was lucky it lasted that long! A few things: 1) Be patient. I broke 1 of the plastic trim clips on the license plate trim cover that holds the latch handle. The clips cost $2.50 to $7.50 EACH at the dealer ... Read More
OK guys,first of all, Thank you very much for helping each other.With your help and advice I was able to to open the hatchback of my 2004 sequoia. What i fount out was that my handle and wire were not broken.My lock had frozen.After removing the panel etc. I found a black plastic cover on the lock.After hard work i was able to feel, with my fingers, 2 small screws holding ... Read More
once you see the wire from the latch to the lock.You will see a lever where the wire is connected to the lock.Pull this lever towards the driver side and push hard on the door to open.The lock mechanism is frozen by the dirt and rust.Once you pull the lever the lock is released and you just need to force the door open. I sat inside and pushed the door out ... Read More
saadat1- I got one of the electrical connections to disconnect but not the other, I didnt know there were two little screws so I cut my plastic box in half. Anyways, after you get past the black box, I'm still at a loss. The latch is self contained and not exposed once the black box is off. Anyone know where to go from here?
i was able to locate to small screws holding the plastic cover of the latch on my hatch back. now i cannot remove the electrical connection from it so as to remove the plastic cover and finally open my hatch back which is not opening.the cable is intact and the door handle is not broken
There were two nylon plugs below that I didn't see, so I crimped them and pushed the cover out. It came right off. The nylon plugs were actually the 2 lower bottom bolts for the license plate. Mission accomplished! Thanks
Have you removed the license plate itself, this must be done as the plate bolts double as ab way of holding the cover to the tail gate.......just a thought. The last time I had to repair my latch I actually had to grind the license plate bolts off as they rusted over time.
Hi heytomsequoia, First off, I would like to thank you for your detailed repair information! I just bought a used 2006 Limited for our new family. It has 60k and I am experiencing similari issue with the rear door. I am not very mechanically inclined, but with our newborn twins, I need to save money, so I gave it a shot. I successfully removed the bottom latch, cleaned it up, went ... Read More
I have this frustrating problem that after waiting for my order to arrive (it took 15 days to arrive here in California, and replacing the rear door handle that took me 2.5 hours, it won't open. It's now brand new handle and when I shut the door to retest again, the rear door won't open. It freaked me out that now I don't know what else to do. I am already ... Read More
Thanks for this old post and i would appreciate to know if yours was fix; In fact in have a Toyota Sequoia SR5 (2004) as well and just like you my airbag light has been coming on and goes at time then come back; I went to see a good mechanic and was told that it`s shows a code B0101(Open in D squib circuit). The car is driving fine and nothing ... Read More
I'm having the same problems with my Sequora. It sounds like the lock is unlocking but the handle is not working. How were you able to lower the spare tire? Also, what did you have to do to cut off or remove the bolts to the latch. I
I think that would be the mother of all PITAs. I feel for you. Here's my suggestion. I have used an aircraft grade penetrating oil made by KANOLABS (kanolabs.com) on really tough jobs such as OXYGEN SENSOR removal. It's called Kroil/AeroKroil. Way better than WD40. PENETRATING-LUBRICATING OILS Kroil/AeroKroil Loosens Frozen Metal Parts! My suggestion is to liberally soak the latch mechanism from inside the door in this KROIL a couple of ... Read More
If your door is still not opening after pulling the cable the problem may be the actual latch at the bottom of the door. I had this issue once and it was not fun. What I had to do to get the door open was lower the spare tire, which was not easy itself becasue have to reach through the spare tire to turn the mechanism to lower the spare since ... Read More
I'm having the same problem as everyone and have taken the panel off of the door and removed the latch cable but when i pull on the cable the door will not open. It sounds line the power lock is working but I dont know for sure. also my plastic latch is good so I am past that point. Any help would be GRREAT. Thanks Walesgorm
Even better, just post in here. We all benefit when a problem is discussed on the open forum. Thanks.
Kudos, Heytomsequoia, for doing a great job documenting the process of replacing the broken Sequoia rear door latch. Having just done this job myself today, my only comments to add to Tom's are that: First: In the 2nd paragraph of his instructions, Tom states that you need to take ALL of the trim off including the top trim. Though he is correct that you need to pop out the interior rear ... Read More
There is actually an easier way to open the tailgate. Roll the rear window down and use a wedge, you can make one out of wood real easy or buy one made out of hard rubber for a couple of dollars. Carefully put the wedge between the inside weatherstripping and the glass. It doesn't take a lot to to make a small 1/4 inch gap that will allow you to look ... Read More
I forgot to ask you if you ended up going with a metal latch or the plastic latch. Will either one work?
Thank you so so much for the information...the rear hatch lever on my 2003 sequoia just broke this evening :(
Well my 2003 Sequoia's rear latch broke and my power rear window works intermittently. I figured I would warn folks that it was not the easiest repair to replace this latch, but I guess since I purchased the latch on Amazon.com for $23 including shipping I did save myself at least $175 to $375 depending on hearing that the dealer wants between $200 and $500 for the repair. Hope you have ... Read More
Update on the Sequoia rear latch. After calling Toyota to see if there was a recall on the latch and receiving a negative response; I bought the part thinking I would fix it on my own upon reading how expensive it was to replace. I was wrong. I was able to have the part replaced by the local dealer for $100 plus the part which was around $100. I checked on ... Read More
how did the repair go? i have 2002 SR5 on which the rear latch and window do not work. wondering where you got the part? how you got to the rear latch. i don't see any access points?? i would appreciate any insights, thanks
i ended up pulling out that broken black plastic mechanism that was attached to the lift latch with a pair of pliers , then i unlocked doors to vehicle the i inserted a phillips head srew drinder into hole where i removed the plastic piece o felt around until it seemed like i was on top of something then i pulled crew driver handle upwards towards me doing this made the ... Read More
TOYOTA IS SAYING THIS IS NOT A RECALL PROBLEM. I'M ONLY ONE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THIS, SO SINCE THEY ARE COMING FORWARD WITH ALL THE OTHER PROBLEM THAT THEY BEEN COVERING UP MAYBE WE COULD GET THEIR ATTENTION ON THIS PROBLEM CALL TOYOTA AND LET THEM KNOW THEN YOUR STATES ATTORNEY LET THEM KNOW WE HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM HERE. oh where did you get the handle for 25 the cheapest ... Read More
I have a 2001 and I am replacing mine for a 2nd time tomorrow. Problem is my window doesn't work at the time so I have to tear into it with the door down and window up( not much room to move around). It's a pain but doing it yourself is far less painful than a $500 replacement bill. I got a replacement latch for under $25 on line and it ... Read More
I too have replaced the door handle on 2001. They are approx. $70.00 at dealer. Remove rear inside panel and take cable off of handle. Then you must remove your license plate and remove rear outside panel to get handle off. The little clip breaks. I don't understand why this isn't made off medal instead of plastic.
YOU CAN'T YOU ALSO CAN'T GET TO YOUR SPARE TIRE. THE DEALER AND 500.00 DOLLARS. THIS HAS HAPPEN TO ME THREE TIMES. I THINK WE SHOULD BAND TOGETHER AND GET TOYOTA TO FIX THESE LOCK FREE OF CHARGE BUT ONE PERSON WON'T DO CALL THE FTC AND MAKE A COMPLAINT THEY TOLD ME THE MORE PEOPLE CALL IN THE ARE IN A BETTER POSITION TO FORCE TOYOTA HAND AND SOLVE THIS ... Read More
I have a 2002 also and have the same problem not once but three times already, I have complanit to toyota and they would do nothing all the while the dealers are laughing al the way to the bank (the first time it was repair under warranty the next time about two years later it cost me 500.00 this time I'm going to try to fix it my self ) but ... Read More
When I went to pick up the replacement handle under warranty, my husband ran into the driver from Toyota who was delivering the handle to my mechanic. During a short conversation, the driver told my husband that he "delivered that particular part all the time". And this is not a large metro area. Tell me this isn't a recall issue--but why would they recall when they are making megabucks on the ... Read More
My rear door hatch just broke for the 3rd time (had it replaced in June 2009--lasted for 4 months). Found out by calling Toyota at 800-331-4331 that the cheap piece of inferior plastic (sold for around $70) was warranted for 12 months. At least I'll get the part for free this time. Please everyone call and file your complaints maybe we can get it recalled.
I have a 2004 Toyota Sequoia, the rear window stopped working about a year ago, the back latch just stopped working this week and the door will not stay closed. I called Toyota requesting help as this seems like a safety issue; no recall. The Oxygen Sensor has also gone bad. I bought the Toyota based on reliability and reputation. Lol! Does anyone know where I can buy the latch and ... Read More
Just venting here. I purchased my 2004 Toyota Sequoia with an extended 7 year 100k platinum warranty. Never needed until recently when 1) the Drive light on the dash board went out, not a huge deal but when the car is in Drive, the instrument panel is blank. Anyway it was not covered because it was considered a light bulb, even though it is not really accessible for the normal driver, ... Read More
I have an 2004 Sequoia with 44,000 miles on it. I have noticed a lot of "road" noise in the front end and took it to my Firestone Dealer. They said the right front wheel bearing had gone bad. Is this a common occurance with a car with so few miles on it? Also, has anybody tried to replace the wheel bearing on their own? Firestone quoted me 450.00 to do ... Read More
I just wanted to weigh in on the issue of "rear window" not working. We have a 2004 Sequoia that we bought new in January of 2004. About 5 months ago, at appromimately 55,000 miles, the rear window stopped working. Sure didn't seem possible to be from over use. Anyway, a couple of days ago when I turned the vehicle off, both front windows went down on their own and the ... Read More
Thank you! I have a tail light out so I need to change the bulb and can't do that until I open the hatch. Thanks, again.
What you'll need to do is put the rear window all the way down and pry the panel off from the top(bottom of window). Get your fingers underthe trim and pry back gently. If you take care you will only bend metal clips holding the trim in place. After doing this you will be able to remove entire panel, remove inner panel than actuate the latch mechanism by hand.
I have a 2004 with the rear hatch not opening. The window works. I don't see where the inside panel comes off. Any help? Thanks!
I have a 2002 Sequoia with 125000 miles and ran into this problem several times while under warranty. It is definitely a defect. However, the last time I took it in to get fixed, the dealer tried to blame the window tracking system. It was all rusted out and corroded. Told me they could fix it for $700! I am now in the process of having the back latch replaced along ... Read More
Peterson70, how do you remove the Latching Mechanism when the hatch door is closed and I cannot open it? I think my Lock Actuator is broken so I have to open the hatch door first and then replace the part inside the hatch door. I already took off all the panels inside the hatch door so I can access the cable and everything.
I have 2002 sequoia and my lift door does not open now. I took off all the panels on the inside and I see the cable is fine but somehow the electronic lock is locked. I cannot get the electronic part to unlock so I can open the lift gate. How do you UNlock when your cable is fine but door does not UN lock when I press the remote botton? ... Read More
Since the itital handle I broke on my hatch, I just had the latching mechanism on the bottom of the hatch door seize up and would not latch. I pulled apart the hatch door and removed the latching mechanism, It was all rusted and would not move. I drilled out the rivets and whick hold the latch together and from all the salt used up here in Michingan the internals of ... Read More
I also have a 2004 limited with the same problems. The rear window stop working all together about a year ago. On 08/12/2008 I shut the rear door and the latch broke. I called the Toyota dealership and of course this part is not under warranty. I will definitely call Toyota's 1-800 # to make a complaint. I believe the latch is a defect, this vehicle is hardly used.
Not an electrical short! There is much trouble shooting that would be needed. You may have no choice but to bring it to a Toyota dealer. Be prepared to pay $$$ for them to look at it. Good luck!
Have been away for 3 weeks and not able to post on the forum. Purchase a Silver Sky Platinum 4x4 with graphite interior Memorial Day weekend. Options: EY, CK, RL and C7. MSRP $58904.00. (Paid: *$50944.00.) Plus floor mats (5) at no costs for all three rows of seats. *My 2004 4Runner Limited 4.7L with 49.5K miles was traded so *$50944.00 is my best guess-estimate. Unless you get the real trade ... Read More
do you think u could have fixed it yourself are not.
I have a 2004 limited with a similar problem. It started with the back window not working. The power lock failed to open. Toyota found that problem as an electrical short in the rear area. It cost me $250.00 to fix. The short was also the reason for the window not working. Toyota told me I had a bad motor and wanted to charge me $700.00 to replace.
I have a 03 Sequoia having the same problem. I can hear it locking & unlocking but most of the time it will not open. Dont know how to fix it either.
I am having a problem with the rear hatch on my Sequoia. Opening it is becoming harder and I must push in on the door as I try to activate the latch. Am I bending the cable holder on the inside of the door??? Anyone else experiencing this or have a remedy?
"Now as for your comment on the Denali being the best, and the Sequoia being second I have to disagree. A torsen diff is proactive, and a VC is reactive as far detecting wheel slip. Which means the torsen is better. The Sequoia has ATRAC, and the Denali has an automatic locking rear diff., and TRAC. The locking rear diff only works until 20 mph, and then it is all up ... Read More
My brother just bought a new Sequoia, trading in his 2004. He, too, thought it was fully equipped with a XM-ready radio, but it's not. He had to buy the receiver. He's really not happy with this, especially since my much lesser 2008 Honda Element (I know, it's weird, but very practical) at 1/3 the price came with a fully-capable XM-ready radio. Just push the XM button, and scan the channels. ... Read More
Personally, I would not buy a new model of any car, Toyota or not. I think buying any new model is not a good idea, certainly not the first year. I also have some things at issue with my 2004 4runner but that does not mean I am going to rush out and buy a new Sequoia (or any other vehicle for that matter). Maybe in a few years when I ... Read More
I am not sure which model Sequoia you have now. You can buy a 2007 Limited for about $35k base. We just bought a loaded one that listed for almost $52k for $41k. That price on your 2004 seems high to me with what needs to be done. The price of gas has shot the big SUVs down here. Lots of Toyota dealers willing to go way under invoice to move ... Read More
I'm considering either a 2007 or 2008 Sequoia or a GMC Acadia. I currently have a 2004 Sequoia which is coming off lease in December '07. Since we are considering buying the Sequoia at the end of lease, we stopped by the Toyota dealer today to have the service department look at the plastic that is peeling off the rear bumper to see if it is covered under warranty. While we ... Read More
Thanks for the input so far. Here's another interesting twist to the situation: We stopped by the Toyota dealer today to have the service department look at the plastic that is peeling off the rear bumper to see if it is covered under warranty. While we were waiting for the service manager, I walked onto the sales floor and ended up speaking to the general manager of the dealership about when ... Read More
Toyota's usually have a premium resale value, so I wouldn't worry about it even if gas skyrocketed. I'd expect the value 3 years down the road to be more than 50% of what it is today. Since you are getting an Acadia, your husband could borrow that when it snows, and you two could pursue another economical vehicle to replace the Acura if gas prices got you worried. The Sequoia seems ... Read More
Tidester, sorry for posting in a few different topic threads. I wasn't sure where it belonged and some topics seem to be more active than others. Yes, I think the dealer should restore the vehicle to usable condition but that is also why you should have a mechanic check out a used vehicle you buy or make sure it is certified preowned. Canddmeyer, thanks for your input -- yes, we think ... Read More
If your Sequoia has been dependable and you believe the price is fair, then by all means make the purchase. It's probably a safer long term bet dollar for dollar than buying a replacement vehicle. New tires and brakes (if needed) are normal expenses. Repairs are definitely less expensive in the short term than purchasing new and making 5 more years of vehicle payments. The negative is if you don't have ... Read More
This probably belongs in the Toyota Sequoia Lease Questions discussion and you should try not to post the same message in many different topcs. As to your questions, I have another one! :) When you buy a car at the end of a lease does the dealer have an obligation to restore the car to "sellable condition," i.e. to replace or repair worn and defective parts? tidester, host SUVs and Smart ... Read More
Our lease is up in two months on our 2004 Sequoia. I will be replacing it with a GMC Acadia. However, my husband is thinking of replacing his 1999 Acura RL sedan with 93,000 miles. He is hoping to sell this for $8,000 - $9,000. He really needs something that is good in snow and on ice because he is an ER doctor and works very odd hours when the snow ... Read More
I am sorry to hear the story you tell of a bad dealer. My 2001 gets 62k on the front brakes and 90k on the rear, and 70k+ on Michelin Cross Terrain or LTX - but primarily highway miles. I specify TOYOTA brake parts and if the shop says they are out of stock, and want to use after market at some cost savings - I cancel my appmt. In 172,000 ... Read More
I have a 2004 limited Sequoia 4x4, owning it for only 2 3/4 years because I purchased it in 12/04. It only has 28000 miles, and I have had to replace the brakes 2 times in the 2 3/4 year span of ownership, amongst numerous other issues (VSC and brake light coming on and the dealer telling me it is OK, that they can't find a problem), and have incurred in ... Read More
I received my notice over the weekend (June 9) about Toyota's SSC 70B 2004 through early 2007 Sequoia and 2004 through late 2006 Tundra front suspension lower ball joints safety recall notice. So my '05 SR5 is heading to the dealer next week. Here's part of the recall notice: "On certain 2004 through early 2007 model year Sequoia and 2004 through late 2006 model year Tundra vehicles, there is a possibility ... Read More
I called Toyota and asked a rep about the arrival date of the 2008 Sequoia. I was told it will be available in late Sept/early Oct of 2007. I have a 2004 Escalade ESV which comes off lease in November. I work with dogs and need to carry cages as well as kids. So far the old GM body seems to hold the most. The new Escalade second row seats don't ... Read More
My lease on my 2004 Sequoia is up in Dec. 2007. I'm not at all interested in a bigger version of this SUV. I'm also tired of the low gas mileage. Why would Toyota be making a bigger truck when it seems that the trend is moving away from this type of vehicle? I like Toyota but I'm going to seriously look at the new GMC Acadia cross-over. It has better ... Read More
I currently have a leased 2004 Sequoia -- the lease will be up in Dec. 2007. I was anticipating getting the 2008 model but I really like the current size. Is it really expected to be so much bigger?? Why would Toyota make it bigger when it seems that people are starting to downsize a bit? I did have a 2002 Yukon and had a hard time pulling it in without ... Read More
We currently have a 2004 Nissan Armada. We traded our Toyota 4Runner in because of towing reasons. With 3 kids in car seats, we really needed the 3rd row back also. We have been waiting patiently for the new Sequoia also. We test drove the new Tundra. What a beautiful vehicle. Just missing the 3rd row. :) Anyway, how did the LA dealer hear it was coming out in August. The ... Read More
Toyota to recall 533,000 Sequoias, Tundras Faulty component could make vehicles difficult to steer Updated: 11:48 a.m. PT Jan 19, 2007 WASHINGTON - Toyota MotorCorp. said Thursday it was recalling 533,000 Tundra pickup trucks and Sequoia sport utility vehicles because of potential steering problems. Toyota said the recall involved 2004-2006 Tundra trucks and 2004-2007 Sequoia full-size SUVs. The automaker has received reports of 11 accidents and six injuries connected to the ... Read More
Reports from the AP and other sources indicate Toyota is recalling 533,000 Tundras and Sequoias. The recall covers 2004 to 2007 Tundras and Sequoias. A front suspension lower ball joint may have excessive wear; affected owners will be notified by Toyota by mid-February.
It would be an educated guess, but based on reading about Toyota electronic stability devices on different forums over the past month or so indicates a change in part number of the skid control computer. Your 2004 most likely has the later one. The skid control is the chief culprit, IMHO. On my 2001, it was always overly sensitive, and of course, finally failed. With a new skid control unit [different ... Read More
Do you still have a master key? If you do then you can purchase the Toyota blank key at toyotaparts4u.com for $30 -$35 a blank key. Part number 89785-34020, bring this key to any Walmart to cut, cost 2 bucks. For the remote you can purchase from ebay. It cost about $8 -$12. Make sure you buy the remote with the last characters are BAN (ex. XXXXBAN)This series is for 2003-2004 ... Read More
Honestly, I don't know. I have hearing about it and reading articles about the new design, but there's nothing concrete. Apparently Toyota is keeping very tight wraps on this new project. Like you, i'd like to know too. I would love to trade in (or sell more likely) my 2004 4Runner for a new '08 Sequoia. I'd like to see Toyota finally compete with Ford and Chevy for toughest SUV :) ... Read More
My 2001 sequoia has done the same thing. In 2004 is when the problem first started. The VSC lights would come on and beep and we would loose traction briefly at random times (small bumps, trying to get out into traffic quickly). Sometimes the VSC warning lights would come on and stay on for days. We brought it to our local dealer and were told nothing was wrong, possibly a malfunction ... Read More
2007 Sequoia is listed on toyota.com now. Doesn't look to be a re-design. Bummer. I wanted to trade in my 2004 4Runner, but I really wanted a new design. maybe I can hold out another year. Oh well.
my friend, i can feel for you. but, my family currently owned 7 toyota and lexus and i owned about 4 different toyota including a 2004 sequoia without any problem. this truck had high trade-in price for a good reason man, but not a reason that you stated above. you are paying overprice my friend, not the truck is over price. here is a trick, do not buy a truck when ... Read More
Hello All!! I purchased the 2006 Camry Nav system from OEMValue for my 2004 Sequoia SR5. I was wondering if someone may have the wiring diagram for the 2004 Sequoia that I could bum off of you? I have tapped into the 20 pin plug on the back of the instrument cluster (green with orange stripe...(speed), and black with yellow stripe...(Reverse)) and I still have not heard the voice command function. ... Read More
Hello to all, I've been trying to find out info about what could maybe be the problem with my Sequoia. I bought the car in 2004 and have had the following problems. My VSC/TRAC OFF and ABS light are constantly on now and have been for about 4 months. Usually they would only come on when I would have the heat on for a while then I would turn off and ... Read More
Since Toyota wont give details on warranty claims overall, I'm interested in other Sequoia owner warranty claims. 1) Rotors warped - dealer shaved and rotated 2) battery kept dying - dealer found bad cell - replaced 3) left tail light bulb burned out - dealer replaced NOW anomolies dealer hasnt resolved. 1) sticky ignition - turn to start position, and starts, but switch sticks there and keeps starter on, has happened ... Read More
Just this past weekend I had to replace a tire after a flat. Tireplus said I needed all the Bridgestone Dueler HT tires replaced, on original on my 2004 Sequoia SR5 4x4 due to tread wear. I had 31,000 miles on them. Maybe Toyota should invest in tires rated for a SUV that weighs soooo much. THEN, the Dueler HT "type" is no longer available, so purchased 4 new tires for ... Read More
I had a similar issue. My alarm would go off when unlocking the doors. The problem was intermittent. The dealer could only get it to go off a couple of times but had no answer so they replaced the remotes. This did not help. I did some searching on the web and found a Toyota Service Bulletin sent to the dealers addressing this problem, a bad alarm ECU (computer module). I ... Read More
Hi -- new to the site here, but have been a Toyota driver for 22 years -- Picups, Camrys, 4-Runners, Siennas and now our ill-fated 2004 Sequoia. We've experienced acceleration issues/VSC lights as well as "Brake" lights since our vehicle was new. Dealer gave us the same answers as I've witnessed on others' input in this site... We're going to trade in our Sequoia for another vehicle...any ideas for an eight ... Read More
We have a 2004 Sequoia that has been doing the fade on acceleration for at least 18 months. Been to two different dealers four times for solution to problem....nothing. Today they told me this was "normal" according to Toyota and did not require repair. I am at my wit's end with these folks. Bought a pricey Toyota SUV to avoid bugs and silly quirks, but look what we got. Safety is ... Read More
I HAVE A 2004 TOYOTA SEQUOIA LIMITED THAT I JUST PURCHASED AT THE END OF AUGUST W/ 48,000 MILES. IT IS A CERTIFIED CAR. SINCE THE DAY I BROGHT IT HOME FROM THE DEALER, THE VSX OFF, VSX TRAC & BRAKE LIGHT ON THE DASH BOARD ALL STAY LIT UP. I HAVE IT BACK TO THE DEALER 3 TIMES & IT IS STILL NOT FIXED. I ALSO HAVE NOTICED A PROBLEM ... Read More
I have recently purchased a 2005 Sequoia. It has 1800 miles on it. To date it has been back to the dealer 3 times in 2 months. Once for the radio static, then the air conditioning not blowing cold and now it is back at the dealership for the rotten egg smell when you accelerate. From what I am reading now and what the service advisor tells me, the problem occurs ... Read More
Several weeks ago the battery on my 2004 Sequoia discharged. It seems since then that I have lost the function that automatically shuts off the headlights when the car is locked or if it is left unattended. Is this sensible and can it be restored without having to make a visit to my distant dealer? Thanks in advance Don
Well I guess you have all heard by now that toyota is recalling approximately 750,000 vehicles including the Sequoia for a manufacturing defect. I read online that the recall for the Sequoia includes the 2002 to 2004 model years, but not the 2005. I (of course) just got a 2005 SR5 one week ago today. If the vehicle was built in December of 2004, do you think it will be affected ... Read More
I just traded in my 2004 4Runner with 2005 Sequoia SR5 (with nearly all options of limited) in 34750. The MSRP was 40034. Few things i would like to say and ask. The SUV comes with DVD pre wire but i am unable to figure out as to what is pre-wired and where?. The dealer did not has any clue. The multiple sun glass holders on the top leaves very less ... Read More
I am getting an OTD price of $37,179 for an 2005 SR5 RWD Sequoia over here in jax, florida with the following options - Leather Package - Alloy package 2 - Convenience package - Key less entry - 6 cd changer - wood interior - carpet mats,cargo/trunk - fog and driving lights - daytime running lights - windows tinted - Roof rack Is that a good buy? I am just ... Read More
I just purchased a new 2004 Sequoia Limited and have experienced the same problem from day one. Returned to the dealer, had the tieres rotated and balanced twice, dealers said it was the Dunlop tires. Had the tires replaced with GOodyear Wranglers and the problem persists. Trying to work the issue with Toyota Motor Sales USA but appear to be getting the run around. Vibration is in the steering and even ... Read More
Note about the Dealer incentive. It DOES exist (at least in the central Atlantic region) but you aren't supposed to know about it. I just ordered an 05 Sequoia and I was using that incentive as part of my negotiation. I called 1-800-GO-TOYOTA on 12/17/2004 and they confirmed it existed, along with 750 cash to customer. My dealer called the same number on 12/21 right in front of me and it ... Read More
The TSB # is EG021-04 and states: "Some customers may complain of excessive sulfur dioxide odor on 2001 - 2004 model year Sequoia vehicles under the following conditions: - Stop and go driving - Heavy acceleration In order to reduce the sulfur dioxide odor the Electronic Control Module (ECM) fuel cut control logic has been modified and a new catalyst is provided. Follow the repair procedure to reflash the ECM and ... Read More
We bought our 2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 in July. We have really enjoyed it. The pick up is great and the ride is comfortable. We did notice, however, a few things that Toyota needs to improve on. 1. vehicle should have memory seats for cloth seats for SR-5 model as well as Limited. 2. Vehicle should have standard automatic light control system for SR-5. After all, this should not be difficult, ... Read More
Just bought a new Silver 2004 SR5 4x4 w/sunroof and basic extras for $33,999. Good bargin I think. It's interesting how dealerships vary, one had same Sequoia in black with 500 miles and a burned out headlight. They didn't want to haggle in the $33-34k range for their errand runner. Needless to say I'm thrilled with this vehicle/decision. A no brainer! Did anyone pay Toyota to have the DVD System installed? ... Read More
I leased a 2004 sequoia limited a few weeks ago and have been disappointed with the quality of the ride at highway speeds. There's a noticeable vibration in the center console, seats, and door arm rests which drives me nuts. I've taken it into service twice for rebalancing and have gone out on test drives with the service director. They tell me there's nothing wrong with it ("it's a truck") but ... Read More
After some research, I found this article http://www.cleveland.com/business/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/bus- - iness/1090056830180623.xml titled "Customers driven to make a stink - After delay, Toyota responds to complaints about smelly cars", Saturday, July 17, 2004, Christopher Jensen, Plain Dealer Auto Editor. It says this about the stink: “About 4 million vehicles are covered by a series of technical service bulletins sent to dealers about the problem starting in May. The bulletins do not mean all ... Read More
Sorry to misdiagnose so badly, but bad wheel bearings is quite a different sound than a diesel, I'm glad to see your problem was found and is being fixed though. I'm wondering how both rear wheel bearings could go out at the same time with such low mileage, I've never seen that before, and wouldn't expect to see it in a Toyota. I'm guessing they gave you a camry for the ... Read More
Well we took it to the Toyota dealer and they said the engine is fine but they need to replace both sets or rear wheel bearings. Parts are on order and it must have been pretty bad. My wife was not allowed to take the car for the rest of the day to run her errands. They did provide her a free loaner. Stay tuned
Thanks for all the messages on 2004 Limited 4x4 Sequoias. They were very helpful. After contacting several dealers by fax and internet, we bought today the following: 2004 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4x4 > RL - Daytime Running Lights > GY - Side Airbags > RF - Rear Spoiler > QA - Rear Load Leveling Suspension > FE - 50 State Emissions > HY - Rear Seat Audio > EJ - JBL ... Read More
...from the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration website: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/tsb/tsbsearch.cfm 2004 Toyo Sequoia (dates from 8/19/03 to 5/31/04): 6 TSBs 2003 Toyo Sequoia (dates from 3/05/03 to 5/31/04): 16 TSBs 2004 GMC Yukon (dates from 1/01/03 to 1/01/04): 104 TSBs 2003 GMC Yukon (dates from 5/01/02 to 1/01/04): 166 TSBs 2004 Chevy Tahoe (dates from 1/01/03 to 1/01/04): 101 TSBs 2003 Chevy Tahoe (dates from 1/01/02 to 1/01/04): 157 TSBs Whether or ... Read More