2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited V8 from North America
Fair - still better than an American SUV
Front rotors warped - vibrate badly when braking.
Middle seat trashed - springs protruding.
Oxygen sensors in the front have gone bad.
Transfer case defective.
Rear latch breaks often - expensive to fix.
Front driver's door handle broken.
Eats front brakes rapidly.
Drive light on dash burnt out.
The faults listed are very common for the Sequoia.
The transfer case has seldom been used, and is considered a factory defect by many, but Toyota has issued no recalls to my knowledge. Some suggest that it is a sensor problem - local mechanics seem to be incapable of properly diagnosing it.
The handles are cheap plastic and stress break - should have used metal, especially for the rear hatch.
The front brake pads wear badly due to the fact most of the braking action occurs in the front. Rotor turning is expensive, but necessary to eliminate severe vibration.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th July, 2011