Toyota Sequoia owners have reported 9 problems related to hatchback/liftgate lock (under the latches/locks/linkage category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Toyota Sequoia based on all problems reported for the Sequoia.
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Sequoia sr5. The contact stated that the rear hatch back lock could not be opened or locked from the outside or inside of the vehicle. The automatic key fob was also inoperable. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was notified who stated that there were no recalls for the vehicle and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 140,000.
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The rear hatch latch on my 2002 Toyota Sequoia has failed twice in six years. This gives the latch an average life span of 2 years. This is an obvious safety issue as the latch just prior to failure would not hold the door closed in the event of an accident. The latch when it fails does not allow the door to be closed and secured. If this fails while out in the vehicle this forces one to drive home or to a repair facility without the rear hatch properly closed.
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The rear latch of the vehicle rotted out and the tailgate opened while on the highway, also the two front door handles cracked on the inside at separate times not allowing you to get out of the vehicle from the inside. The new handles and latch were replaced.
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We tried to open the back hatch and the handle was broken. There is no other way to open the hatch. Because of this, my husband had to crawl over the seats and pull our heavy luggage out the other direction while the shuttle was waiting to take us to the airport. We had to spend $200 to repair this problem in addition to our other problems with this vehicle.
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: the contact stated while attempting to open the rear lift gate, the key lock assembly would not open after multiple attempts. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined the rear lift gate lock assembly was corroded and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was alerted.
Rear latch mechanism on 2003 Sequoia with 48000 miles has rusted and will no longer keep lift gate closed, thus allowing exhaust into vehicle and presenting hazard of lift gate opening.
Rear door (hatch) will not open. I have spoken to three other people who have the same vehicle and they are or had the same problem. The locking mechanism seem to rust out and this is suppose to be a seal compartment, the cost of the repair is about 500. 00. This lock is in a place where you as a owner has no control over it nor is there a way for you to maintain it or do preventive maintenance. On it. This problem just happens with no warning, I took it to the dealer the first time and they fix it so it would work and it did for about two months then it fail again this when the dealer inform me of the cost of the repair. Is about 500. 00. The next time I went to the dealer for this problem I was charge 59. 00 just to find out the problem, when the dealer inform me of the cost of the repair. About 500. 00 you need this lock and hatch to work because if you have a flat tire the only way to get to the spar tire is to open the rear hatch and crank the spare tire down.
Tracking control and emergency brake lights stay on all the time. Have had the problem fixed twice, but within a week or 2, the lights come back on and stay on incessantly. Toyota service center says "there is nothing they can do about it", so I have lived with it for 4+ years now. The brakes shake the entire vehicle when applied, they feel warped or bumpy. Again, "there is nothing they can do about it".
Faulty latch on rear hatch. Unable to open with either key or with remote. It is stuck because it may have something defective with either the latch or the lock.