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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Toyota Avalon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012000


  • miles


My front side air bag deployed but did not inflate in an accident. It popped out as flat as could be! I hit my head on the side window because of this. If I had been traveling at a fast rate of speed, my head injury could have been much more serious.

- Ms State, MS, USA

problem #1

Aug 061998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle was hit on the right side of the rear door, causing the vehicle to spin and slide into a median. Neither the side nor the front airbags deployed. The dealer and manufacturer have been contacted.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

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