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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,000 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 212008

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles


I own a 1998 Toyota Avalon, which is experiencing conditions described in NHTSA 98E035000. Specifically, HVAC fan works sporadically. Local Toyota dealerships refuse to check wiring harness for recall eligibility, as called for in NHTSA: 98E035000. Dealerships will only run VIN though database, instead of checking manufacture date of wiring harness.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 161999

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer was never made aware of recall 98E035000 and has been experiencing problems with the wiring of the tds system.

- Washington, DC, USA

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