1st Generation (2001—2007) Sequoia Problems

Sequoia owners with a 2001—2007 model year have the most problems with the brakes (20%), electrical (17%), and the exterior (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 16 complaints at an average of 91,644 miles in the 2002 Toyota Sequoia.
  2. Vsc Traction Control Engages for No Reason 21 complaints at an average of 135,266 miles in the 2001 Toyota Sequoia.
  3. VSC/trac Lights Are On 21 complaints at an average of 77,984 miles in the 2003 Toyota Sequoia.

What Sequoia Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Toyota model years.

Watch out for the 2002 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2007 12 7 134 3.67
2006 11 8 137 1.57
2005 18 8 146 6.42
2004 36 6 118 3.71
2003 47 5 115 8.1
2002 84 6 113 15.4
2001 54 3 125 13.44

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