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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Toyota Avalon brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 282002

Avalon

  • miles

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

A failure of the left front brake line caused the loss of all brake fluid in the master cylinder. The reservoir does not have a separation that would have prevented all the brake fluid from being lost. Most master cylinders have a partition in them, so at least the front or back brakes would still be functional. I believe that this is a major function that should be investigated. I could have had a major accident if I had been on the road. As it was I had just pulled off the road and was unloading passengers when the brake line failed. Nlm

- Nevada City, CA, USA

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