really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,690 miles

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problem #8

May 182007

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I received a recall for the 2002 Toyota Sequoia in reference to a safety issue with the lower ball joints. Toyota referenced ssc 50J. This was one year ago, Toyota still has not made been able to make the repairs due to a long waiting list and back ordered parts.

- Tehachapi, CA, USA

problem #7

Apr 302007

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Sequoia. While driving 45 mph a squeak was heard in the front of the vehicle. The contact received a recall letter about the lower ball joints, the contact was on a waiting list with an approximate repair time of 6 months. An alignment was performed at the failure mileage of 82,000. The current mileage was 83,500. The consumer stated there was a wobble come from the front of the vehicle when slowing down or stopping, and the vehicle would pull to the right. Updated 05/22/07.

- Goodyear , AZ, USA

problem #6

Mar 092003

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
- the contact owns a 2002 Toyota Sequoia. The contact received safety recall 05V225000 concerning the lower ball joints. The contact's vehicle was involved in a crash 04/2004 while trying to avoid hitting another vehicle. The contact did not believe that the vehicle was completely repaired after the crash, and she felt that this played a part in the second crash, where the vsteering did not respond. During each of the crashes, the contact was driving approximately 20 - 45 mph, and the weather was not a factor. The current and failure mileage were 56,000.

- Gibbstown, NJ, USA

problem #5

Nov 072006

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 174,479 miles
My vehicle is a 2002 Toyota Sequoia. I was experiencing noise in the front of the vehicle. I was driving and lost control and the wheel fell off. The vehicle was repaired at a local mechanic's repair shop where the lower ball joint, the left axle seal and the left outer tire rod. Unfortunately the parts are not available.

- Mitchellville, MD, USA

problem #4

Jan 102007

Sequoia 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
Steering loss and separation of the ball joints from socket causing a crash. At the time the two failures occurred, it caused the front passenger side wheel & tire to buckle under vehicle causing the vehicle to skid between 250 feet to 300 feet before stopping. This incident proved that the vehicle was completely uncontrollable due to the failure of manufactured parts on this vehicle. Notice of such "recall from Toyota" could of prevented this incident if a notice was received. Further, I never received a notice of any kind with respect to the recall on the lower ball joints and steering loss. It wasn't discovered until vehicle had been towed to the Toyota dealership and was inspected by the mechanic. This vehicle had been in a different Toyota dealership prior to this incident (approx. 4-6 months ago) in which was still not brought to my attention by the service department.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 292006


  • miles
2002 Toyota Sequoia lower ball joint detached from the vehicle causing the consumer to lose control of the vehicle and subsequently crashed into a tree. ***transferred to tis*** (lawyer wrote in on behalf of consumer).

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 132006

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
: the contact stated recalled work was not performed in what the contact considers a timely matter. The dealer was contacted about the recall; however could not work the vehicle into the schedule for 2 weeks. The recall notice received was NHTSA # 05V225000, concerning the lower ball joints. Additionally, the contact was jacking up the vehicle and the housing around the jack fractured and broke. The dealer was contacted and suggested replacing the jack.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 202005

Sequoia 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,041 miles
: the contact took vehicle to a dealership to have recall repair work performed. While driving the vehicle home from the dealership it started making noises. As the vehicle increased in speed the noise became louder coming from under the vehicle. The vehicle was towed back to the dealership, where they were unable to duplicate the problem.

- Fresno, CA, USA