hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,000 miles

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problem #1

Mar 092009


  • 91,000 miles
While making a turn on the road the rear trunk opened spilling all contents out on the highway. The latch has been an issue before - appears locked but really is not. This could have caused an accident with someone behind me not to mention that if a child (or animal) was in the rear of the vehicle they would have fallen out. The latch was rusted and had to be replaced to the tune of over $300. Toyota has acknowledged that this is a problem but not on the recall list. This should be - along with the leather seats peeling and the rust all over the bottom of the vehicle. I had to also replace stability links (not ball joints which are under recall) rods as well - to the tune of almost 1K...also rusted. There appears to be a significant rusting issue with these particular vehicles! (Toyota Sequoia 2002).

- Hopkinton, MA, USA