Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Toyota Avalon brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 012004

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

On a 98 Toyota Avalon XLS: The A/C and heating system shuts down completely occasionally. The front and rear defoggers fail also. When the shut down occurs, the air vents emit very hot air, even though the thermostat is set for A/C. I almost had an accident when it started raining and the defoggers failed to operate. It appears to be an electrical wiring defect for which I have appealed to Toyota to take responsibility, but without any success

- Missouri City, TX, USA

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