hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,120 miles

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problem #6

Mar 222008


  • 102,000 miles
Vsc/ABS skid control ECU failure. My vsc/trac sensor and ABS lights have been going on and off for about a week. Two days ago I was at a stop sign and began to accelerate when my skid light came on the gas pedal became unresponsive for about 3-5 seconds. An oncoming bus had to slam on it's brakes and swerve to avoid a collision. I had my two children in the car and we were all very shaken. I took the car to my Toyota dealer today, Toyota of dallas, and was quoted a price of $4,500 by dan lawson, asst svc mgr, to fix the ECU/ABS computer. I felt the price was outrageous and went to the NHTSA site to complain. I was shocked to see the number of complaints on this very dangerous part. I am also outraged by the price quoted by my Toyota dealer. It's seems that others have at least been quoted prices $2000-3000 less than Toyota of dallas. Toyota needs to do something about this immediately. How many people will have to lose their lives before this problem is corrected"?"

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 022008


  • 45,000 miles
Vsc/ABS/skid warning lights come on and stay on.

- Linden, VA, USA

problem #4

Oct 102007

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
Vsc/trac/parking brake/ABS light turned on. Dealer said ECU controlling these functions shut down. Replaced ECU for $2,000.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 182007

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,753 miles
The traction control and vsc trac light come on. Vsc controls the anti-lock braking system. Took the vehicle to Toyota dealership (town and country Toyota, charlotte, nc). This dealer says a new skid control computer is required. Upon researching various consumer websites, this appears to be a common defect. See tundrasolutions.com for specific references to this. It appears that NHTSA has already filed many similar complaints from consumers. As a result of this finding, purchase and installation of the skid control computer has been postponed.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 042007

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles
Toyota Sequoia vsc/ABS skid control ECU failure computer fails to recognize appropriate time to turn the actual system on and off.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 072007

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,960 miles
Non-injured accident. Vsc/ABS skid control ECU failure in Toyota Sequoia 2002.

- Emerald Hills, Ca, CA, USA