The Sequoia is a rational but uninspired vehicle. It's roomy and quiet, the powertrain is refined and it has good brakes. The power-retracting rear window is a nice touch, too. But handling is ungainly and the ride quality is not very comfortable. Side- and curtain-airbags were made standard beginning with the 2007 model year.
Alerts
There are 8 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

Overall Reliability
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2002 Toyota Sequoia owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

"The braking systemnhas been known to have problems for this year and model Sequoia. No matter what you change it doesn't seem to fix the issue. Major problems since May 2015"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Computer has gone bad. Has shut down anti lock brakes and stability control"

Charles M., AL (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"The computer module that controls stablity and ABS is not functioning, the cost of this replacement is $1400 for part + labor. Car functions without replacement of part"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Brakes were stuck on even though brakes were only 1.5 years old. Both front and back were stuck and overheating. Les Schwab would not honor their brake replacement since transfer of ownership. All four brakes and rotors replaced"

Monty H., WA (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Brakes/brake components are too small for this size vehicle causing the brakes to wear prematurely"

Joseph J., CO (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Pulsation and premature rotor ware on after market parts. (18000 miles)"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Rotors have become warped and cannot be turned due to being too thin"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Toyota Sequoia Unsure 4.7-L V8)

"The rotors seem to warp prematurely. I have to replace the front rotors every time I replace the pads. Machining only cures the pulsing sensation for a few hundred miles"

David W., CA (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"breaks and rotors had to be replaced again. happens every 25000 miles which is too often in my opinion"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Brakes squeal when used in reverse after dealer serviced the brakes"

Anonymous, MA (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"We moved to the mountains and have had problems with brake wear due to the mountain driving"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"The parking brake was in pieces and had to be replaced @ 90,000mi. It's hard to get the pedal adjusted"

David W., CA (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

"Replaced under recall"

Robert L., MD (2002 Toyota Sequoia 4.7-L V8)
Bushings

"Worn out prematurely"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)
Power steering leaks

"LEAK IN POWER STEERING. THEY COULD NOT REPLACE JUST A PART. HAD TO REPLACE ALMOST THE WHOLE THING"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"As I understood it, the leaks were a result of the rod problem"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Power steering fluid was being sucked into the engine. Found that a valve in the vacuum / idle system had failed, needed replacement"

Anonymous, NS (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"even though I had the struts replaced a few years ago something happened where the dealership said they were broken again"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"some play in steering"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Replaced rack and pinion, may not be that unusual for 138000 miles"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"The steering rack had to be replaced at 100,000 miles"

Robert L., MD (2002 Toyota Sequoia 4.7-L V8)

"Leak in the rack and pinion - had to replace it all"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Had it in for the airbag recall. Could have guesses dealer would find something to charge me for. An entire day in shop and 1500 later... Not entirely sure legitimate though. Could you look into how often dealers find a costly problem when you're i"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveline vibration

"At about 120,000 miles it developed a light vibration and noise from the driveline. Replacing U-joints helped, but there is still some noise we have been unable to pinpoint"

Robert N., VA (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)
Stability control (ESC)

"Turned itself off and will not re-engage. Known issue with '02 and '03 but only '03 has gotten recalled"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"There is a problem with the yaw sensor on this generation Sequoia that causes the VSC and Traction Control dash lights to illuminate occasionally when driving in slippery weather. ABS deactivates when this occurs. Amazingly, the NHTSA decided this is not a safety issue, and did not force a recall. Toyota denies any culpability"

Robert N., VA (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Turns on and off at will. Can not figure out what is causing it. It turns off while driving down the highway in winter which kicks the traction control off and the truck slides all over the road when snowing"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"I have had an ongoing traction control problem that nobody seems to be able to solve. 2 major things: 1) Delay when stepping on accelerator from a stopped position. (Traction light flashes with delay.) Super scary when stopped & trying to turn left when there's a clearance. 2) If I go too fast around a corner or even in a bend in the road, a very loud alarm starts beeping, plus my pedals & steering wheel vibrate. "Too fast" is actually normal speed sometimes! It's worse if I actually apply the b"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)
4WD/AWD components

"Differential lock light blinking. Found that the actuator in the 4wd transfer case is seized & needs replacement"

Anonymous, NS (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)
Transfer case

"Transmission will not come out of 4WD because of a stuck valve in the transfer case. This was due to my not cycling the 4wd system enough during the summer months"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)
CV joint

"Replaced CV boots/joints at 138000 miles, may not be unusual"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

"The driver side door latch cable broke requiring repair. The rear driver side door latch broke also"

Alison W., FL (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"The tailgate latch broke"

Anonymous, MA (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Hatch control has broken several times over car lifetime. And it feels like it is about to break again. Very weak point of car. The tailgate is also getting difficult to open/close. It has lived it's life in Phoenix so rust is not the causative factor!"

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"latch has broken 3 times"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"The handle on the rear hatch keeps breaking. It costs $500 to repair. The handle is sh_tty plastic and for a car of this expense this should not be plastic and keep breaking. They shouldn't charge $500 for a job that takes less than an hour to fin"

Anonymous, MI (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"The mechanism to open and close the tailgate doesn't work - poorly designed"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"I think my official color is "thunder cloud gray", but it's a darker gray. Every Sequoia I've seen with this color in town looks terrible, like mine. Over the last few years, the oxidation has spread, the worst being the hood & the roof. This appears to be a Florida thing with gray Sequoias! I have friends with white, black, blue which all look fine. Mine looks like I drove through acid"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Paint all over the car looks horrid - peeling with a white glaze"

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"The clear coat on my white sequoia had dulled horribly. I have been told it is common for this year sequoia"

Alison W., FL (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Rear end, front ale and entire frame have been replaced becsuse of rust. Gas tank has a hole in it. Entire undercarriage rusted away"

Steve K., OH (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"This truck is rusting in the front, middle and back. Ugh"

Anonymous, MI (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

"Windows and locks started cycling at random times, including when I was away from the vehicle. The only way to stop this was to stop using the key fob (take battery out and never use again). Now I have to use the plain key to lock/unlock vehicle"

Anonymous, NM (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Fuel / Tank Level sender stopped working reliably. Fuel gauge often reads zero, especially within a few days of filling up, then goes back to accurate after turning engine off and back on. I have to check mileage to be sure how much gas remains"

Anonymous, NM (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Clouding light covers"

Byron P., NM (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"See prior note"

Robert R., CA (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)
Interior lights

"Dashboard lighting has gotten weak so very hard to see speedometer (day or night). Toyota has not been able to fix"

Byron P., NM (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

"Over $3,500 to replace the catalytic converters and sensors at the dealer. 3 times higher than anywhere else"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"engine light on, fowled spark plugs on one side of engine"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"$4000 to repair catalytic converter and O2 sensors in order to get through Inspection. Found a guy who did the repair for $1200, but wouldn't guarantee it would pass again 12 months later. Will know come this November"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"The O2 sensor failed but because it's attached to the manifold it's very hard to repair without possible damage to the manifold"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)
Fuel pump

"Fuel pump abruptly failed and was very costly to replace"

Joseph J., CO (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"It was time to replace them both. Not unexpected. Extremely high cost to do with Toyota dealership. But price was okay when worked with independent repair shop"

Anonymous, OR (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"The complete exhaust system had to be replaced because of rust and corosion. The O2 sensors were giving bad readings to the ECU because of the air leaks. I had a local repair shop repair it for $2200.00"

Paul L., IL (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Exhaust system has been leaking since I bought the truck but it has progressively gotten worse. It is more annoying than anything"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"exhaust only comes as a complete unit. installed cost approx $1200.oo"

Anonymous, BC (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)
Exhaust manifold

"gasket had to be replaced"

Rick K., CA (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

"Water leakage through back hatch"

Steve K., GA (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"minor water drip on lift gate"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Rear hatch has been replaced three times due to breakage. Inside hatch cable and assembly have been replaced multiple times and still fails. Currently rigged with a string"

Steve K., GA (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Creaking from front suspension"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

"I have to replace the AC compressor for $1300"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"It died at 210000...not really a problem, just worn out"

Anonymous, NH (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)
Condenser

"condenser impeller fan failed -"

Andrew C., CO (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"Leaking valve cover gaskets; replaced"

Anonymous, AL (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Valve cover leaks. Right and left side leaking. Repaired at private repair shop"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Enitire understructure of this car has had to be replaced; Frame, rear end and front axle due to rust. This car is junk and Toyota should be held accoutnable"

Steve K., OH (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"Had to replace head gasket due to leaking oil"

Richard B., FL (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)
Timing belt or chain

"Belt replaced proactively due to approaching 100,000 miles"

Al H., NV (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Clutch adjustment

"Had difficulty with maintaining speed. No exceleration at times when the pedal was applied"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)
Rough shifting

"even after trans rebuild at dealership, it still is a hard shift - not smooth like it was when new. going to synth trans oil didnt seem to help - infact, maybe made it worse"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Analysis revealed radiator was leaking; replaced"

Anonymous, AL (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)
Water pump

"Water pump went out, replaced water pump and timing belt at the same time"

Anonymous, WY (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Speakers

"Speakers on the front doors apparently dried out and cracked. I was unable to find replacement speakers without replacing the whole radio system, so i had to find similar sizes and hand-adapt them. Dealer was simply not helpful"

John P., FL (2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7-L V8)

"CD player stopped ejecting/accepting CDs"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Toyota Sequoia Unsure 4.7-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Coil

"Coil to one of the the spark plugs stopped working. Had it replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"i took the car in for normal trans maintenance with now problems, but requested they use synth oil. 3mo later, the trans needed to be rebuilt"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7-L V8)

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Oct 17 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2010-2016 4Runner, 2003-2006 Tundra, 2003-2013 Corolla, 2009-2010 Corolla Matrix, 2004-2005 RAV4, 2002-2007 Sequoia, 2011-2013 Sienna, 2008-2012 Scion xB, 2008-2009 Lexus IS-F, 2007-2012 Yaris and Lexus ES350, 2010-2017 Lexus GX460, 2002-2010 Lexus SC430, 2006-2012 Lexus IS250 and IS350 and 2010-2015 Lexus IS250C and IS350C vehicles. These vehicles had their driver or passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the driver or front passenger air bag inflator or the air bag assembly using an alternate inflator, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota's numbers for this recall are J0A, J0B, and J0C. Lexus' numbers for this recall are JLI, JLJ, and JLK.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V741000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 928203
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Dec 12 2018
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2002-2005 Lexus SC and Toyota Sequoia, 2003-2005 Toyota Corolla and Tundra, and 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. General Motors will notify the Pontiac Vibe owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, or replace the air bag assembly that includes an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began January 23, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371, Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987 or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for these recalls are J0A (Zone A Toyota), J0B (Zone B Toyota), J0C (Zone C Toyota), JLI (Zone A Lexus), JLJ (Zone B Lexus), and JLK (Zone C Lexus). Note: This recall includes vehicles that have had their air bag previously replaced under an earlier air bag campaign.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V883000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 168922
AIR BAGS
May 13 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) notified the agency on May 13, 2015, that they are recalling 2005-2007 Lexus SC, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sequoia, and Pontiac Vibe, and 2005-2006 Toyota Tundra vehicles that were originally sold, or ever registered, in Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. On June 16, 2015 Toyota expanded the recall to cover an additional 769,055 vehicles, including certain model year 2002-2004 Lexus SC, Toyota Sequoia, 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla Matrix, Toyota Corolla, Pontiac Vibe, and Toyota Tundra vehicles, as well the vehicles covered by the May 13, 2015 notification in the portions of Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas that were not previously included. The inflators in the front passenger air bags are susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger air bag.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify their owners. Pontiac Vibe owners will be notified by GM. Dealers will replace the passenger side front air bag, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota began the recall on July 13, 2015. Pontiac Vibe owners may contact GM at 1-800-762-2737. GM began the recall on June 29, 2015. NOTE: This recacll supersedes recall 14V-655 in its entirety. For vehicles located in the U.S. states not listed above, please see Toyota recall 15V-285 which covers all other U.S. states.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V286000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1069055
AIR BAGS
May 13 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) notified the agency on May 13, 2015 that they are recalling certain model year 2004 Sequoia vehicles manufactured August 18, 2003, to August 19, 2004, and 2003-2004 Tundra vehicles manufactured March 18, 2003, to August 25, 2004. On June 16, 2015, Toyota expanded the recall to include an additional 1,270,468 vehicles, including model year 2002-2003 and 2005-2007 Sequoia, 2005-2006 Tundra, 2003-2007 Corolla, 2003-2007 Corolla Matrix, 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe and 2002-2007 Lexus SC vehicles. This is to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag inflator which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag. This recall addresses both the passenger side frontal air bags that were originally installed in the vehicles, as well as replacement air bags that may have been installed as replacement service parts. A replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the passenger side frontal air bag.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify their owners. Pontiac Vibe owners will be notified by GM. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag. The recall began on July 13, 2015. Toyota owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Pontiac owners may call 1-800-762-2737. NOTE: This recall supersedes recall 14V-312 in its entirety.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V285000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1973468
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
Mar 29 2007
LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID CAN RESULT IN POOR BRAKING PERFORMANCE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN CARDONE MASTER CYLINDERS WITH PART NUMBERS 10-2925, 10-2987, 10-2987MZA, 10-3083, 11-3015, 11-3042, 11-3044, 11-3045, 11-3047, 11-3064, AND 11-3156, AND WITH DATE CODES LOWER THAN DCA7078 SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE SEAL ON MASTER CYLINDER CAN FAIL AND LEAK BRAKE FLUID.
What should you do:
CARDONE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE ANY DEFECTIVE MASTER CYLINDERS. THE RECALL BEGAN DURING APRIL 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT CARDONE AT 1-800-777-4780.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET CARDONE MASTER CYLINDERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E023000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 13128
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
May 24 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN CK MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION HEADLIGHTS, CLEAR CORNER, BUMPER, AND SIDE MARKER LIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
CK MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CK MOTORSPORT AT 1-909-610-7211.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E049000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 27176
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
May 17 2005
THE LOWER BALL JOINT MAY SEPARATE FROM THE KNUCKLE CAUSING LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, DUE TO A MANUFACTURING ISSUE IN THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINT, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE SURFACE OF THE BALL OF THE JOINT MAY HAVE BEEN SCRATCHED. THE BALL JOINT MAY EVENTUALLY EXPERIENCE EXCESSIVE WEAR AND LOOSENESS, RESULTING IN INCREASED STEERING EFFORT.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 5, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. 50J.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V225000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 768379
WHEELS
May 01 2002
DIFFERENT OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS CAN BE EXPERIENCED WHEN THE SPARE TIRE IS INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLE.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN 4X2 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ALLOY WHEEL TIRE UPGRADE (OPTIONS WM4, WM8, ZL1-ZL4, DH4, OR DH5) INSTALLED BY THE PROCESSING CENTERS IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA OR COMMERCE, GEORGIA, A LABEL IDENTIFYING THE SPARE TIRE AS A TEMPORARY USE SPARE TIRE WAS NOT INSTALLED. THE UPGRADE INCLUDES 4 LARGER SIZE TIRES WITH ALLOY WHEELS. THE ORIGINAL SPARE TIRE/STEEL WHEEL IS NOT PART OF THE UPGRADE AND WAS NOT CHANGED.
What should you do:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A CAUTION LABEL AND AN INSERT FOR THEIR OWNER'S MANUAL. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 15, 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
For more information:
CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V129000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3041
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