2005 Toyota Sequoia SR-5 4.7L from North America


I"m very disappointed with both the product and the Toyota dealers


A Toyota dealer replaced the rear door latch that had failed and left the broken pieces inside the door, which now rattles when driving. Cost: $268.00.

While driving up a 5% incline in Jacksonville, lost over 50% power and all my warning lights came on. It seems that Toyota has a major design flaw in the engine. The air pump assy. went bad, which Toyota knew of the problem and never notified me they had an issue. My cost after I complained to the dealer was $1700.00. Mileage: About 70,000 miles.

The VSC, TRAC, ABS came on. Dealer replaced skid control ECU. My cost: $704.00. Mileage: 72,050.

Brake light came on with codes C1247 and C1310. Toyota adjusted light switch. Mileage: 71,999.

Brake booster failure. Brake light came on. Toyota dealer charged me $1084.00, and when I called the next day to get the bad part, they indicated it was gone. Mileage: 121,000. My rental car cost $280.00.

Timing belt and water pump replaced: My cost $979.00. Mileage: 93,000.

Rear wheel bearing failure at 137,000 miles. Cost: $504.00.

Driver's side seat needs to be repaired with new frame and leather replaced. Cost should exceed $1500.00.

At 70,000 miles, the rear bumper paint and clear coat is coming off.

General Comments:

Unless you can get a bumper to bumper warranty up to 100,000 miles, I would never buy a Sequoia again. Also, it is my opinion that Toyota dealers do not take the necessary time to diagnose the problems, but only replace parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th March, 2018