really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
128,241 miles

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problem #171

May 172018


  • 200,000 miles
The vsc, trac tries to engage while normal driving in city or on hwy, jerks vehicle to left suddenly also makes braking almost impossible and makes loud noise when trac tries to engage.

- Conway, SC, USA

problem #170

Apr 152018


  • miles
The vsc trac, vsc off, brake light and ABS light are all on on the dash. This is known problem with 1st generation Toyota Sequoia's. Toyota issued a recall on the 03 models for this issue and provided a fix at their expense. The same issue occurs in other model years but there is no open recall for it. Dealership wants approximately $2,000 to replace the skid control ECU.

- Mokelumne Hill, CA, USA

problem #169

Apr 042018


  • 100,000 miles
Severe premature frame rust including the dislodge of spare tire and carrier, repaired periodically at high cost to the vehicle owner. Frames in question were manufactured with defect in corrosion resistant properties that is well known and documented. Ntsb has been aware of this condition on various Toyota trucks for at least 10 years. Class action lawsuit has been approved for limited model years vehicles but leaves many effected out of the class. Condition effects model year 2000 and up all Tundra, Tacoma, sequioa and 4runner vehicles. Toyota has been allowed to deny responsibility by implementing a limited service campaign that has long since expired on these faulty vehicles. This condition should have been a recall of all vehicles manufactured with these frames as so many continue to become unsafe over time with no resolution due to expiration of the "limited service campaign." Condition also causes failure of electronic stability control leading to temporary loss of vehicle control which is very common on these vehicles and has happened to me many times.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #168

Jun 062011


  • 90,000 miles
"takata recall" we have had the vehicle skid control problem for a couple of years now.we are only owners of this vehicle since we purchase it. The lights comes on with a jerk of a movement to engage thevrc control lights on.

- Denair, CA, USA

problem #167

Oct 212017


  • 98,700 miles
The car makes a loud sound as if something was stuck underneath. At the same time it pulls to the right while severely vibrating. Also at the same time the lights for tracking control and stability control turn on. After a few seconds the car seems to be in normal driving mode again except for the warning lights for the vsc off-light. The warning lights reset sometimes but that only leads to the same problem starting again.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #166

Oct 022017


  • 190,000 miles
My vehicle's vehicle stability control is engaging for no apparent reason while driving straight on a clear, clean, dry road. This has happened multiple times per month. Both on highway and city street. (25mph-70mph) controlling the car can become hard to do. Pretty loud grinding sound is heard when it is engaged. Fear an accident may happen because the vehicle may pull due to the brakes engaging unexpectedly.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #165

Oct 022017


  • 164,458 miles
My 2002 Sequoia has a saftey issue that needs to be addressed. While driving in a freeway 65mph my SUV violently pulls to the right almost causing a crash, the "vsc" and "trac off" lights turn on in dash cluster

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #164

Aug 082012


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Sequoia. While driving between 20 and 35 mph, the stability control system activated independently without warning. The contact coasted the vehicle to the side of the road, turned off the engine, and waited a few minutes. The contact restarted the vehicle and the stability control reset back to normal. The vehicle was taken to mossy Toyota (located at 4555 mission bay dr, san diego, ca 92109) where it was diagnosed that the ECU software needed to updated or replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the repair fees. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the VIN was not included in a recall. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000....updated 11/21/17

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #163

Aug 012017


  • 190,817 miles
This problem started on 8/1/2017 ecs and ABS lights came on with check engine light. Millage was 190753. I was driving when this occurred. Having tried to find the fault for this condition was futile. I do suspect the ECU is failing.

- Rowlett, TX, USA

problem #162

Aug 122017


  • 169,000 miles
While driving at any speeds 65mph on freeway to around town at 30-40 mph the vsc trac and also vsc off light comes on and the car pulls to the right and acts like it is braking. This has happened multiple times at any speed. We have just missed cars from the pull to the right. Very scary because it just happens no warning.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #161

Jul 312017


  • 135,000 miles
When driving on normal (safe and dry) road conditions, the vsa and trac control elements of the vehicle engaged and nearly caused me to crash. Braking was severely inhibited (had to pump brakes to get them to work) and steering was jolted to the right/affected nearly causing an inadvertent lane change at highway speeds (65 miles per hour). Was assessed by Toyota and ruled to be a faulty steering column sensor and yaw rate sensor which is an astronomically expensive repair. My family is not safe in this vehicle due to the defect. Please do something! this should be a recall!

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #160

Nov 162006


  • 70,000 miles
The warning lights ABS, vsc, emergency brakes, track, slip indicator comes on all the time after engine start running. In certain instances, the vehicle does not respond to acceleration for few seconds. The problem started around 70K miles. Toyota dealer has check the vehicle and said that the problem is the ECU computer and the estimated cost is about $3,000.oo dollars with only 3 month warranty. The mechanic explained that the vehicle would be able to brake but non of the features above will be functioning. The mechanic also stated that this is very common problem with Sequoia models but there is no recall or warranty for this problem at the time it was diagnosed. Since the repair for our SUV is not affordable for us and there is so much uncertainty in its safety, we use it in a limited basis.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

problem #159

Jun 292017


  • miles
About a month ago I was driving on the highway at about 60mph and all of a sudden my vehicle began to jerk erraticly, became hard to control steering and braking, seemed to be braking on its on, it made a very loud grinding noise and some sort of alarm starting beeping and my vsc lights and traction control lught starting flashing. This lasted about 3 minutes and continues to happen sporadically every 2 to 3 days. There is no cause and no rhythm or reason for this to happen. I am always on a seemingly flat smooth surface moving straight ahead at a moderately high rate of speed between 50 and 70mph..

- Chatsworth, GA, USA

problem #158

Jul 012017


  • 239,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Sequoia. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle stability control and traction control warning indicators illuminated. In addition, the vehicle decelerated and braked independently. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer and was not repaired. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 239,000.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #157

May 192017


  • 181,479 miles
My father and I were leaving frys electronics on Friday May 19, 2017. As we turned from the fry's parking lot to head on the 60 fwy all of a sudden the vsc started beeping and just as we we picking up speed(50mph) the truck started to swerve while at the same time a grinding sound went off my father pushed the vsc off switch but did not have any effect on what was happening. When the beeping had stopped both vsc off and vsc lights had stayed on and the vehicle seemed to be running ok and ever since that day whenever we use the Sequoia the lights come on and stay on during the trip on occasions it doesn't turn on after about 5 mins the beeping goes on and vehicle engine immediately slows and grinding sound goes on and causes vehicle to swerve and my father is a bit elderly so as a son I am putting in this complaint in hopes of some assistance in repairs this malfunction. My parents are retired and do not have an good income, is there any possible way Toyota can fix this malfunction which seems to be quite a problem amoungst Sequoia owners thank you for your time and patience I will await a response thank you. I would also like to apologize to the reader for the lack of my letter skills and hope I was able to express the problem for you to understand

- Pico Rivera, CA, USA

problem #156

May 242017


  • 150 miles
Takata recall. Vehicle stability control system my 2002 Sequoia began beeping, making a loud grinding noise and the traction light came on. I had little to no control of the vehicle.I am scared because it have happen on the freeway going 60-65ph. I literly do not have any control of my car everytime this happens.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #155

May 142017


  • 150,315 miles
2002 Sequoia SR5 milage 150322. Been reading complaints on traction control that trac off and vac trac lights turn on and inside cab starts beeping and grinding noise comes from driver side wheel and looses RPM's.thats what happening to my truck also. Used code scanner at its saying its the yaw sensor why haven't this issue been recalled.needs to be recalled. It's dangerous!!! was driving 35 mph and the street light turned red. I pressed the break and truck syarted to beep, shake, and grind, started pumping breaks truck wouldn't stop and when it did was to late had already passed the red light. I've could of caused an accident and sevierly been injured or could of injured somebody else. Lucky my family wasn't in the truck at the time it happened.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #154

Feb 242017


  • 177,428 miles
2002 Toyota Sequoia mfg. August 2002 has not had a recall for the traction control system. April 1, 2002 to April 17 2003 the Toyota Sequoia under NHTSA # 10V17600 and # EA09006 had the 2003 Toyota Sequoia recalled for problems on the traction control system. My Sequoia the vsc and trac lights will come on and then go off, even when road conditions are dry, or when even when vehicle is parked, when I go from park to drive.. in February 2017 I had a check engine lite come on, and also the vsc lights and trac lights cam on. I went to an auto zone, they coded the machine, which a generic P1126 light came on also, which was a defective magnetic clutch code. After they coded the Toyota, all the lights have been off this past week, with 125 miles placed on vehicle.

- Grove City, PA, USA

problem #153

Jan 022017


  • 130,000 miles
We have had the vsc/trac flashing warning lights come on, with a grinding noise and beeping alarms as we drive the vehicle on the road and/or on the freeway. The steering wheel vibrates and the vehicle slows down. Incident lasts approximately 10-20 seconds. Once it stops the vsc/trac light comes on until you stop driving. This occurs randomly when we are driving the vehicle on the road or on the freeway. We never know when it will happen when driving the vehicle. We are no longer driving the vehicle on long distance road trips or on the highway because we are afraid that we will get into an accident. We feel it is a health and safety issue that Toyota must address immediately.

- San Lorenzo, CA, USA

problem #152

Nov 152016


  • 150,000 miles
ABS engages, hesitation from dead stop, stability control lights flicker.

- Austin, TX, USA

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