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About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Toyota Avalon steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

May 312001

(reported on)


  • miles


Purchased used 1998 in 1999-while driving car turns off and steering wheels become too hard to steer. Safety hazard. I have been on the highway going 65 when this happens without any symptons. Have taken it to dealer many times they say they fixed it yet it keeps reoccuring. Could kill or have major accident on the road, I'm extremely concerned because I'm a realtor and I have clients in my car all the time.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 152001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When turning steering wheel it has hard resistance until warmed up. Dealer has parts on back order, and it will take 30 days. A rush order has been placed. Vehicle is going to get worse over the next 30 days.

- Lakeville, MA, USA

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