About Toyota Sequoia
Toyota Sequoia is a full-size SUV manufactured by Toyota since 2000. The first Toyota Sequoia was introduced in 2000. It slots in between the mid-size Toyota 4Runner and the premium Toyota Land Cruiser in North American and is the largest SUV currently being produced under the Toyota brand. Even as a young model, Toyota Sequoia was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year Award since its birth. Till now, it has gone through two generations.
On January 11, 2000, Toyota introduced the first generation Toyota Sequoia (2000-2007) at the North America Auto Show. It was available in only two trims: base SR5 and Limited in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive versions. Toyota Sequoia mainly got power from 4.7 L 240 hp V8 engine from 2001 to 2004, 4.7 L 282 hp V8 with VVT-i engine in 2005 and 4.7 L 273 hp V8 with VVT-i engine from 2006 to 2007. Available transmissions included 4-speed and 5-speed automatic transmissions. At the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show, the second generation Toyota Sequoia (2008-present) was unveiled. Now, it adds a new Platinum model. Besides 4.7 L 276 V8 engine, it also is powered by 5.7 L 381 hp V8 engine and 4.6 L 310 hp V8 engine mated to either 5-speed or 6-speed automatic transmission.
Toyota Sequoia Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Nothing in the world will wear out as time passes by, so will Toyota Sequoia. For lengthen your Toyota Sequoia's lifespan, you can know about some common problems may happen to it in advance just in case. Here are collected from Sequoia owners:
First, engine problem. This problem often causes performance issues such as slow acceleration, poor fuel economy and difficulty in starting the Toyota Sequoia. Besides, engine misfiring, dropping oil pressure, dirty exhaust or overheating may appear. And the most obvious sign is the illuminated Check Engine Light. So you need to check spark plug, oxygen sensor, oil filter, air filter or intake manifold gasket if any above signs show on your Toyota Sequoia.
Second, suspension, steering and transmission failure. Suspension failure is often caused by broken strut housing. As for steering problem, Toyota Sequoia owners noticed that the Traction Control Light would come on and steering wheel became looser and looser. Drivability of Sequoia also got impacted. You might as well check the steering angle sensor for confirmation. And transmission failure could be attributed to a bad bellhousing, you could try checking it by yourself.
To keep Toyota Sequoia running smoothly under any driving conditions, you have a lot to do. Seat belt needs to be replaced every time if pretensioner is activated, headlight or headlight bulb or fog light bulb also needs meticulous care to function well at night or in adverse weather conditions. What's more, wiper blade should get changed once a year in hot environment and once half a year in humid areas.
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