Based on Toyota's Tundra pickup, the Sequoia's main attributes are an impressively smooth and punchy powertrain accompanied by a vast, interior, impressive towing and solid off-road capability. It rides better than the old Sequoia, but still feels truckish. Handling is clumsy too. Fuel economy is respectable for the class, but isn't great.
Alerts
There are 7 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 2008 Toyota Sequoia owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Backup camera does not work, dealership says it must be in the wiring as a camera worked. They insisted someone else must have interfered with the wiring, that they did not inspect it, could not tell me where, and would not repair"

Gary S., TX (2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 5.7-L V8)

"could not repair. They thought they problem may have bbeen with an aftermarket radar, which was not wired in a way affecting the camera. The alarm only was wired to a separate fuse and with power to the battery. After market installer verified, but T"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 5.7-L V8)

"Replaced the CD player, which has continued to malfunction"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 5.7-L V8)

"Auxillary port quick working. About $200 to repair"

Kyle R., TX (2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7-L V8)

"mp3 won't play using external plug"

House D., TX (2008 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7-L V8)

"The plugs for external connect have worn out. Replacements don't seem to last long. Replaced all the recharging plugs are loose"

Ronald S., TN (2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"In-dash navigation system does not re-calibrate and the components are from a supplier no longer in business making the unit obsolete for repair. Only a new unit can replace at a high dollar price"

Steven A., CA (2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7-L V8)

"low volume & hard to understand blue tooth voice and radio from drivers side door speaker"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7-L V8)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

"Car brakes were installed on a Sequoia, which is built on the Tundra chassis. It needs truck brakes"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 5.7-L V8)

"4-sets of brakes --rotors keeping wearing out"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7-L V8)
Rotors

"Waited too long to replace. Rotors were worn thin. $350 to repair"

Kyle R., TX (2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7-L V8)
Squeaking

"When you step on the brakes, they squeal"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Toyota Sequoia Unsure 5.7-L V8)

"Rotors had cracks in them"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 5.7-L V8)

"bRAKE SHOES WERE LOW BUT STILL HAD LINING"

J K., FL (2008 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7-L V8)

"We bought the car with 110,00 miles on it and the brakes have never been changed"

Ronald S., TN (2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

"leaking coolant"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7-L V8)
Water pump

"(May have reported this last year) Water pump seal failed; apparently a common problem. Not an easy fix; $900 to repair. I'm fairly competent mechanic, and I was not comfortable doing the job"

Steven M., FL (2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 5.7-L V8)

"Began to leak slightly so I replaced it"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7-L V8)

"Required new water pump when purchased at about 112000 miles. No other major mechanical problems"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Cost to repair was over $1000"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7-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

Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering line started leaking and cost us a whopping $1200 at dealer to fix just one small stainless steel line"

Dwayne S., AB (2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 5.7-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"The steering linkage was replaced"

Anonymous, MT (2008 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7-L V8)
Springs or torsion bars

"Spring was snapped on one side of the truck's rear suspension and caused the car to be a serious safety risk that needed immediate fixing"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"The right front bearing went out. I had right front bearing and assembly replaced at the dealership at a cost of $1000"

Luis C., TX (2008 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7-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

Windows

"Tailgatewindow mechanism completely rusted out leaving the window partly open. Required a tear down of the rear hatch to replace the track. Also rust around the outside of the window in the tailgate itself"

Donald M., NY (2008 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7-L V8)

"Power rear window failed. Had to replace the mechanism"

Donald M., NY (2008 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7-L V8)
Glass defects

"cracks in both upper corners"

House D., TX (2008 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7-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

"Windshield wiper was thrown off as windshield wiper was working leaving a total loss of visibility on the left in a rainstorm"

Gary S., TX (2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 5.7-L V8)
Keyless entry

"rear hatch keyless entry failure, due to corroded components in hatch according to dealer"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7-L V8)

"fix go on -- prematurely"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7-L V8)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"The door behind the driver makes a very loud, squeaking, noise when opened"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7-L V8)
Wind noise

"wind noise going 63mph or greater and don't now where it is coming from, but will seek resolution when going into Toyota for regular service next week"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7-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

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"For the 3rd time since we purchased this vehicle (2008 Toyota Sequoia) in 2010, we had to have the battery replaced, the battery terminals cleaned, and the cables replaced. All 3 times we've had the battery for shorter than the warrantied life of it, and the cables were almost not connected to the terminals because of the corrosion. We've had 3 different batteries installed by 3 different companies (AAA, dealer, private mechanic) and we keep having the same problem. Makes me think it's Toyota fa"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7-L V8)
Starter

"Apparently a common problem in the 5.7. A real pain to fix, but a friend and I did it in 4 hrs in my driveway. Exhaust manifold must be removed! Flat rate manual called for a lot more time for some reason"

Steven M., FL (2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 5.7-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

Fuel gauge/sender

"Fuel sending unit stuck, resulting in improper fuel tank reading allowing vehicle to run out of fuel"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7-L V8)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Slipping transmission

"Torque converter check valve was leaking where the fluid goes to the transmission cooler"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 5.7-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

Transfer case

"Truck stopped shifting into four wheel drive. Thought it was a simple bearing or shifting linkage problem but we needed to replace th whole transfer case at a tune of $4500. We rarely use this truck off road. And only in four wheel drive during winter. Very major part to break that just shouldn't fail"

Dwayne S., AB (2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 5.7-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Rust

"Wheels. The paint on the alloy wheels is rusting right off. Very poor quality wheel preparation"

Donald M., NY (2008 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

"Exhaust leak at the manifold"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7-L V8)

Climate System

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

Engine Minor

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

Engine Major

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

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
Jun 02 2016
If damaged, the copper strand heating element may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2005-2011 4Runner, Highlander, Sequoia, and Sienna, 2005-2010 Avalon and Tundra, 2006-2008 Camry Solara, 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid, 2006-2011 Rav4 and Tacoma, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2007-2011 Camry hybrid, 2009-2010 Venza, 2010-2012 Prius, 1988-1990 and 2005-2010 Camry, and 1989 and 2009-2010 Corolla vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters with a copper strand heating element. The electrical wiring in the seat heaters may be damaged when the seat cushion is compressed.
What should you do:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the seat heaters, free of charge, and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory. The recall began on July 14, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET number for this recall is SET16B.
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: 16V396000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7749
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
Nov 19 2014
Damage to the seat heater wiring could cause the wires to short, increasing the risk of the seat burning and causing personal injury to the occupant.
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Prius and Corolla, 2009-2011 Venza, 2006-2010 Avalon, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2005-2011 Sienna and Sequoia, 2006-2011 Tacoma 4x2 and 4x4, Camry, Highlander, Tundra 4x2 and 4x4, and 2007-2011 Rav4 and 4Runner. The affected vehicles may experience compression of the seat cushion which may damage the seat heater wiring.
What should you do:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the heaters with copper strand heating elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory, free of charge. The recall is expected to began in January 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226.
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: 14V743000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3233
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
Oct 10 2012
If the switch overheats, it may melt, possibly resulting in a fire.
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 Camry, Camry Hybrid, RAV4, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Tundra, Sequoia, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Yaris, Scion xB, Scion xD and Pontiac Vibe vehicles. The power window master switch assemblies in some of these vehicles were built using a less precise process for lubricating the internal components of the switch assemblies. Irregularities in this lubrication process may cause the power window master switch assemblies to malfunction and overheat.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will inspect the switch and apply a special grease that inhibits heat build up or replace any switch damaged by the defect, free of charge. Toyota owners that experience a problem with a switch should not attempt to make repairs, but should contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331. General Motors will contact the Pontiac Vibe owners affected by this recall and GM dealers will inspect and repair switches as necessary. Those owners may contact Pontiac Customer Care at 1-800-762-2737.
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: 12V491000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2519424
TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
Mar 04 2011
FAILURE TO WARN OF TIRE DEFLATIONS IS A NON-COMPLIANCE WITH FMVSS 138 AND COULD LEAD TO TIRE FAILURE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 THROUGH 2011 FJ CRUISER, LAND CRUISER, TACOMA, SEQUOIA AND TUNDRA VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 138, "TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)." WHEN FACTORY-INSTALLED WHEELS AND TIRES WERE REPLACED WITH TOYOTA AUTHORIZED ACCESSORY WHEELS AND LT TIRES PRIOR TO FIRST SALE, THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS WERE NOT RE-CALIBRATED CORRECTLY AND THEREFORE DO NOT START ILLUMINATING THE LOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING TELLTALE AT THE REQUIRED MINIMUM ACTIVATION PRESSURE.
What should you do:
FOR THE LAND CRUISER, SEQUOIA, TACOMA AND TUNDRA VEHICLES, THE DEALER WILL RE-CALIBRATE THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM ON AFFECTED VEHICLES AND INSTALL AN UPDATED TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL AT NO CHARGE. FOR THE FJ CRUISER VEHICLES, THE TPMS CANNOT BE RESET SO THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) FOR THE TPMS WILL BE REPLACED. TOYOTA IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING THE REMEDY ECU. IF AN OWNER IS NOT CERTAIN WHETHER HIS OR HER VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH THESE ACCESSORIES, PLEASE CONTACT ANY TOYOTA DEALER FOR AN INSPECTION AT NO CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 31, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
OWNERS 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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V148000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 22000
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Feb 03 2010
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
For more information:
OWNERS 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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V036000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 153418
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Feb 03 2010
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.
Summary:
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.
For more information:
OWNERS 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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V035000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 271417
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Jan 21 2010
THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY BECOME HARD TO DEPRESS, SLOW TO RETURN TO IDLE, OR, IN THE WORST CASE, MECHANICALLY STUCK IN A PARTIALLY DEPRESSED POSITION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 AVALON, MODEL YEAR 2007-2010 CAMRY, MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 COROLLA, COROLLA MATRIX, RAV4, MODEL YEAR 2010 HIGHLANDER, MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 SEQUOIA, AND MODEL YEAR 2007-2010 TUNDRA VEHICLES. DUE TO THE MANNER IN WHICH THE FRICTION LEVER INTERACTS WITH THE SLIDING SURFACE OF THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL INSIDE THE PEDAL SENSOR ASSEMBLY, THE SLIDING SURFACE OF THE LEVER MAY BECOME SMOOTH DURING VEHICLE OPERATION. IN THIS CONDITION, IF CONDENSATION OCCURS ON THE SURFACE, AS MAY OCCUR FROM HEATER OPERATION (WITHOUT A/C) WHEN THE PEDAL ASSEMBLY IS COLD, THE FRICTION WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL IS OPERATED MAY INCREASE, WHICH MAY RESULT IN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL BECOMING HARDER TO DEPRESS, SLOWER TO RETURN, OR, IN THE WORST CASE, MECHANICALLY STUCK IN A PARTIALLY DEPRESSED POSITION.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REINFORCEMENT BAR IN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WHICH WILL ALLOW THE PEDAL TO OPERATE SMOOTHLY. GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS FOR THE PONTIAC VIBE PLEASE SEE 10V-018. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON FEBRUARY 5, 2010 AND WILL BE COMPLETED ON MARCH 15, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
TOYOTA SAFETY RECALL NO. AOA. OWNERS 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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V017000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2230661
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