2001-2004 Toyota Sequoia Rust Corrosion on Frame Condition LSC CSD

Donald Faria

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I replied on this in email but just the same talk to other sequoia owners cause they may not be aware of where to file a complaint.Thanks
has anyone replaced the rear window guide rails on sequoia How do I start a new question?I don't see where it says(start new post).
 
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Brad Beatty

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So glad I found this forum! About to complete a form on nhtsa's website. Have a 2002 tundra and I'm waiting any day for the frame to go out. This is ridiculous. I purchased a toyota b/c of the name. I've had a land cruiser and a few new tundras and didn't think to research these model trucks. I didn't find this out until I removed my stepsides. Was basically a bandaid covering a slug wound.
 
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Charles

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My Toyota dealer told me the frame was fine a few years ago (probably before the 2014 extended warranty expired). Now I had it in for brakes and told the frame is rusted out. Local body shop says they get them sent to them all the time from Toyota so why did they not do mine? Body shop will make repair for $800
 
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donjoy

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My Toyota dealer told me the frame was fine a few years ago (probably before the 2014 extended warranty expired). Now I had it in for brakes and told the frame is rusted out. Local body shop says they get them sent to them all the time from Toyota so why did they not do mine? Body shop will make repair for $800
What are they going to do?I had mine welded with plates and I used por 15 which i'll probably have to paint next year.
 
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Jerry Yingling

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My Toyota dealer told me the frame was fine a few years ago (probably before the 2014 extended warranty expired). Now I had it in for brakes and told the frame is rusted out. Local body shop says they get them sent to them all the time from Toyota so why did they not do mine? Body shop will make repair for $800
Can you provide contact info for your body shop? Thanks. Jerry Y.
 

Donald Faria

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I wanted to know if toyota changed the specific years.I called Toyota on my 2002 sequoia and was refused replacement then I called highway safety and filed a complaint to add to the other complaints.I hope more people do that.Thanks BGroot :)
I am writing this here cause I can't find out where to make a new post.Has anything happened to this frame problem?Maybe people should email the highway safety board and get them off their buts and do something with this.Seem to be going nowhere fast.
 

Donald Faria

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I wanted to know if toyota changed the specific years.I called Toyota on my 2002 sequoia and was refused replacement then I called highway safety and filed a complaint to add to the other complaints.I hope more people do that.Thanks BGroot :)
again i'm posting on reply cause I don't see anything that shows to post.So I just sent an email to the highway admin for any updates on the frame.I'll come back when I hear something in the mean time can someone tell me where to post. Don
 
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Shammah Parks

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My 2004 Sequoia I BOUGHT in 2014 seemed to have a solid frame that had recently been coated. In MN within a year or two that all flaked off and severe rust was setting in. It came from Texas originally so that's why it hadn't rusted already. By 2017 there were holes in the frame behind the front tires where you can Jack it up. Now the sway bar end links I keep replacing keep breaking because of excessive frame flex I suppose. The rust is spreading like cancer, and with only about 140k, the rest of the vehicle is in great mechanical condition. We are going to file with the netsa also. Obviously the 01-04 have the same problems.
 
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Christian013

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Hey, like everyone else my 2003 Sequoia Limited has frame rot from all the rust. In the same spots by the front wheels where the sway bar connects back to the cross beam. Sway bar is barely connected. I bought my sequoia in 2018 but didn’t see any rust because they had covered all up when they did the coating. I called Toyota USA and they of course said the frame was serviced and to basically take a hike. Dealership said I should keep on them and they might after a year or 2 of argument and keep all documentation. I said my frame may only have a few months left. The dealership then said we will give a good amount for it on trade. (I only have 162k miles on it) I filed a complaint with FTC and the other. I guess my last resort is take it to a body shop.
 
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doug m

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Same thing here had it checked before the recall ended they said the frame was fine. When asked if the did the hammer test I was told they did not do that any more. The just did a visual and the didn't even coat it because the dealer in Smithfield RI did not have any of the coating. I called a few times and they told me the recall was over. I called Toyota USA when rear sway bar link mount fell out with half of the frame rail. They told me the recall was over and nothing they could do. I filed a complaint with the NHSB and nothing has come of it.
 
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pman

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I have a 2003 sequoia and the frame is rusted like crazy behind front wheels by cross beam and forward some. Terrible frame. Both sides but drivers worse. Its a pity that toyota bails on helping us with this mess.
 
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Donna

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I just came online to research my 2003 Sequoia with 144,000. I brought it to my mechanic today and he said it's got a total rotted out frame and
is to dangerous to drive. 144,000 miles???? My 4runner went over 250k and it was a great car. I've had this car since 2004 and clearly don't drive it a lot. Everything I've read said they are no longer replacing anything. Does anyone know the current situation. This post is clearly much later than most I've read. I live in MA.
 
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Harry

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I'm even later into this conversation. 2004 with 154000, in the same shoes. Good luck to both of us...changed spark plugs yesterday, still drive like a dream! such a waste to dump a nice car for rust.
 
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Dawn

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I urge all of you to please contact the National Highway Safety Administration. You can file a complaint online or call them at 1-888-327-4236. I filed a complaint online and also just got off the phone with them. If there are enough complaints that show this is a safety issue, they will investigate and force a recall.
Hello, I am new to this forum, I have a 2003 Sequoia and I see I am not the only one with the Rusted frame, and had the Corrosion treatment done in 2013, my frame is so rusted that it will not pass inspection. Not sure who else to reach out to, as there are no recalls or anything Toyota will do accept that 2013 Corrosion treatment. That did absolutely nothing. Any suggestions? Did calling the National Highway Safety Administration help in anyway?
 
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