2003 Toyota Sequoia Consumer Review: Oh what a Feeling

2003 Toyota Sequoia - Consumer Review

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SR5 4dr SUV (4.7L V8 4-speed Automatic)

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Oh what a Feeling
By pam on


2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)


I have a 2003 Toyota Sequoia, bought it
new and at approx 8,000 miles it now
has a pecking noise in the engine. I
have had it back to the dealership
several times and they tell me that it
is a design flaw in the engine
called "PISTON SLAP". It sounds like a
diesel engine. Have contacted
California with no success. Does Toyota
really stand behind their products?
What a feeling to ride in a pecking
$40,000 vehicle. Their response is you
still have a lot of warranty left. If
it started pecking a approx 8,000 miles
and still doing it at 13,000 miles by
the time it has 50,000 miles it will be

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I really love my Sequoia! If I were going to purchase a new vehicle tomorrow I would'd buy a Sequoia because of this. Whats going to happen when the warranty runs out!

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You can't tell me that Toyota can't fix this problem. If so then they need to put this in their reviews. There is nothing about it any where.
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