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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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,950 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 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 302007

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Toyota Avalon 1998 stalling while at highway speeds. Toyota Avalon 1998 stalling at traffic lights and stop signs. January 29, 2007 nearly involved in a broad-side accident when car stalled beginning to enter roadway, oncoming traffic had to swerve around narrowing avoiding a collision. This is a problem with Avalons and Camry that is well-documented by other owners on the internet. Dealership replaced air fuel sensor on January 19, 2007, car stalled again the very next day on highway. The car is now back in the shop as of January 31, 2007, with dealer unable to diagnose problem. There have been many incidents over the last several months that seem to be escalating. Unsafe vehicle to drive as it will cut off in the middle of the highway going 65 miles an hour without warning. Car has less than 40,00 miles on it.

- Deptford, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 252007

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,900 miles
- the contact stated that while driving the 1998 Toyota Avalon at 45 mph, the oil light turned on, and the engine lost power. The vehicle coasted to the side of the road. The contact restarted, and the vehicle was driven home. The mechanic advised him not to drive the vehicle due to the sludge build up in the engine.

- German Town, MD, USA

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