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5.3

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,500 miles

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1998 Toyota Avalon suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 262006

Avalon

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

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

The front suspension rattles really loud when going over small washboard type bumps or any disturbances in the road. This is caused by a faulty strut mount.

- Millersburg, OH, USA

problem #5

Jan 032001

Avalon

  • miles
Front strut bracket failure causing front suspension noise, poor ride, and uneven tire wear. Previous tsb's were noted by owner. Problem fixed by dealer under extended warranty. I have concerns about this major component failure at relatively low mileage for suspension components and would have had to pay over $500 if not covered by extended warranty. Do to numerous complaints of this nature in Toyota cars, would think this is likely manufacturing or engineering defect and duty of Toyota to fix.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 062000

(reported on)

Avalon

  • miles
The car has been re-aligned numerous times and is constantly going out of alignment. Tires have also worn excessively. Independent alignment (Goodyear) reported that similar problems with other Avalons.

- Tarzana, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 111999

Avalon

  • miles

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

Front suspension bangs and clanks going over any size bump at any speed. Abnormal tire wear developing even with rotation. Dealer states condition is "normal" no resolution after numerous complaints.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Jul 201999

(reported on)

Avalon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front suspension noise, six attempts to try to fix, however not remedied. Mjs

- Rosemead, CA, USA

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problem #1

Feb 221999

(reported on)

Avalon

  • miles
Front suspnsion makes an "undampened" clunk when going over slightly rough road. Manufacturer refuses to honor warranty

- Joppa, MD, USA

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