Brakes Problems of Toyota Sequoia
Toyota Sequoia owners have reported 14 brakes related problems since 1996. Table 1 illustrates the 1 most common brakes problems. The number one most common problem is associated with the vehicle's brakes (14 problems).
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
Brakes problem #1
The vehicle was a 2005 Toyota Sequoia. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Toyota Sequoia is 5TDBT48A15_. "vsc off" and "vsc track" and "brake" lights all illuminated on dashboard. Severe loss of power. Unpredictable steering and braking. This issue happened on Tue., Jun. 1, 2010.
Brakes problem #2
The car was a 2005 Toyota Sequoia. The VIN of this vehicle is 5TDZT34A05_. Vsc, trac off, and emergency brake lights all stayed on after car was started. For the next week or so they would go off then come back on and then stayed on continually. I took it to my dealership on June 16, 2012 and they said the skid control computer needed replaced and they had to order the part. On June 19, 2012 they replaced this part at a charge of $1013. 56. On June 22, 2012 all these lights have again come on. I was told at the time of the initial diagnosis there had been a bulletin issued about this issue. I ask why it wasn't recalled if it was a known safety issue and they just said it was a bulletin not a recall. This issue happened on May. 29, 2012.
Brakes problem #3
The VIN of this Sequoia is 5TDZT34A25_. Tl- the vehicle is a 2005 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that as she applied the brake when parking the brake pedal went to the floor and she heard a grinding noise. The brake light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis and was informed the vehicle needed a new brake booster. The vehicle had not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 103,000. Dt. This brakes issue occurred Monday, July 9, 2012.
Brakes problem #4
The car was a 2004 Toyota Sequoia. The VIN of this Sequoia is 5TDZT34A44_. For the past 4 years, our Sequoia has had problems with the brake warning light coming on as well as the traction control warning light. The only way to turn off the light is to turn off the car. Once every 3 months or so, it sounds as if the traction control/abs is turning on and a loud grinding is heard and it feels like there is a temporary loss in braking power. Toyota has charged me thousands of dollars to replace bearings, brake cylinders, etc. None of these repairs have worked. They told me the last time that the next fix is a replacement of the esc computer. Searching online and through NHTSA complaints, this is a common problem and clearly a design flaw in the computer and it should be a part of a recall. This problem occurred on April 17, 2008.
Brakes problem #5
I just bought this used 2003 Toyota Sequoia on may 25, 2012. I noticed the warning lights indicating a defective traction control system and abs system on my way home from the dealership. They assured me the system works fine and that it has something to do with the computer module. All the following warning lights are on at the same time: trac, vsc off, and abs lights. I also checked the vehicle history on the Toyota website and it is recorded that the Toyota dealer worked on this problem on 07/23/2009 when the car had 97,187 miles. I have done a lot of research on this and it seems 50,000 Sequoia's were recalled for this problem, however, my Sequoia's VIN was not on the list. Please help. In addition the lighting on the dashboard does not work. This brakes issue occurred Fri., May. 25, 2012.
Brakes problem #6
My 2003 Toyota Sequoia's abs/vsc/trac lights are on. Now the brake light is coming on intermittently. We've had the rear and front brake pads changed recently. Recently while we were coming to a slow stop at a gas station, I was pressing the brake and it made a loud grinding noise. It felt like the brakes were going to give out. Immediately after, the brake light went on. I turned the engine off and the brake light was gone. A few times while at a stop light, the car will give a little jerk as if being hit from the back. Called Toyota customer care center to file a complaint with them regarding the issue with the lights and brakes issue. Did internet research and this is a very common complaint among Sequoia owners. . . Yet they still don't have a safetly recall on this vehicle. The Toyota representative said there was a recall for the ecu skid control system - but that my VIN number didn't fall under the recall. We have taken it to an independent mechanic and they pulled the following codes: c1223, c1244, c1247 and c1310. It seems that if this is a problem that many Sequoia owners are experiencing, Toyota should fix it. Please help!. This issue happened on May. 1, 2012.
Brakes problem #7
The vehicle involved is a 2002 Toyota Sequoia. Was accelerating onto the freeway today and it felt as if the left brakes came on along with a screeching sound and it made me swerve left. I was able to avoid swerving into merging traffic but I nearly crashed. Over the last week the vsc off lights have started going on and off and after reviewing some literature on line it seems that hundreds of others have had the same type of problem. The 2003 Sequoia was actually recalled for this same thing. Very dangerous and now I will have to contact the dealer to see about it getting fixed before someone is killed. I have two young children and this really pisses me off. Even if there is not a recall I should have been made aware of the danger I was putting myself in. I have been happy with my truck for 8 years but after this incident and seeing what others have gone through I will never buy another Toyota!!!. It was Wed., Apr. 18, 2012 when this brakes issue happened.
Brakes problem #8
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Toyota Sequoia. Driving on dry road and vsc engages. Can not use brakes. Continues to do this for a few minutes then stop, then engage again. Happened in oct. 2011 had a steering sensor replaced advised by Toyota and it is doing it again. This is very unsafe because I had no control of vehicle while this is engaged. I was going maybe 10 mph when it happened. No warning just engages. The failure date was Thursday, May 31, 2012.
Brakes problem #9
The car was a 2002 Toyota Sequoia. When driving at highway speed, in dry conditions, the vehicle skid control (vsc) and traction contol system (trac) warning lights suddenly began flashing and beeping. The steering wheel began difficult to control and a loud grinding noise came from the brake pedal as the abs system was activated. This made for a very dangerous situation as the vehicle was very difficult to control in heavy traffic! after about five seconds, the grinding/abs activation and warning beeps stopped, but the warning lights stayed illuminated. When taking the next highway offramp and applying the brakes, the warning lights and grinding started again and this time it almost caused an accident when the braking was overridden by the abs! only after turning the car off and restarting did the warning lights turn off. The 2003 Sequoia was recalled for this same problem. The 2002 Sequoia should also be recalled. Does there have to be accidents and fatalities before this will happen?? Toyota needs to take responsibility for this dangerous defect. It was July 8, 2012 when this brakes issue occurred.
Brakes problem #10
The car involved is a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. I was driving on the highway slowing down in traffic and the truck started skidding on it's own, the vsc trac light and trac off light both came on while the car with the skid mark indicator light flashed and beeped, there was a noise coming from under the truck that sounded like something was lose. I stopped at the store and when I got back in the truck, the lights were off but a few minutes later, going only about 30 mph, it did it again and was louder and shook worse. I was scared and just tried to get home. It was too late to take to Toyota but I did talk to a mechanic and will go to Toyota in the am. It was Thu., May. 10, 2012 when this brakes issue occurred.
Brakes problem #11
The car involved was a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. Recently, my 01 Sequoia has been making a loud metal-like grinding noise coming from the front end of the car. Sounded like it came from the engine or the tires. This caused the car to become unstable on the road and it was swerving, the vsc trac light and vsc off light flashed and beeped rapidly, and worst thing of all was that the brakes did not work either. The more I put pressure on the brakes, the more the metal grinding noise was intensified. Felt like the engine was going to be dropped in the middle of the road or the tires were scraped to the bone. Problem first happened in April, but thought it was nothing because as fast as it came out of nowhere, it quickly went away also. However, 2 weeks ago, my husband and my son were in my car and it happened again. This time it lasted longer and my husband had to try his best to control the vehicle because it was swerving and shaking so bad, and the loud grinding noise was back. We kept the car in the garage for a week in hopes that it will "go away. " today, 5/16/12, as I'm driving at 50mph it happened again. Thankfully, there were no cars behind me, and just a truck a little ways ahead of me. Because I was driving at a speed of 55mph, it was very difficult to stop. I put pressure on my brakes to no avail because the more I tried to push the brakes, the louder the noise was and the more the car was shaking. This is one of the most terrifying events in my life because I saw that I was approaching the back of the truck fast and I couldn't stop, I tried to pull to the side but there were no room because the sides were just guard rails. At that point, I put more pressure on my brakes because I didn't wanna be killed or hurt anyone else, so my car finally started to slowed down. The scariest part was that I could not brake. The more I applied my brakes, the louder the noise, and the more the car was shaking. This brakes issue occurred Apr. 2, 2012.
Brakes problem #12
The vehicle was a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. The vsc traction control system engages in the middle of driving. The car shakes profusely causing a loud beeping noise, jerk of the truck and acts as though it's not going to stop. Toyota refuses to acknowledge the problem because the 2001 toy Sequoia hasn't been included in the recall. I have taken the car to the dealership 5 times. No fix to date help!!!. This brakes issue occurred June 22, 2011.
Brakes problem #13
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 5TDZT34A51_. Two days ago, I happened to be on my way home on a back road and only going around 40 mph when my stability control light, vsc trac, and trac off light came on and my car started making a beeping noise and I could not control my vehicle. This is for a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. I have seen many complaints since on different forums about this same problem. What can be done about this problem? I am very disappointed with Toyota and hope that there will be a recall on this problem or they could be facing some lawsuits if these kind of problems persist and someone gets injured or even killed because of negligence on Toyota's part. As for me and my family, we have owned Toyota vehicles for years, my great uncle was even asked to be in a Toyota commercial because of the devotion our family has had to Toyota. I really hope they do the right thing because there will be challenges made against their company if not. This issue happened on Jun. 4, 2012.
Brakes problem #14
The vehicle involved is a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the anti-lock brake warning lamp illuminated. The brakes then engaged and the driver almost lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 150,000. It was Fri., Jun. 15, 2012 when this brakes issue occurred.