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1998 Toyota Avalon suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 011999


  • miles


Front suspension creaked and groaned. The upper strut mounts were replaced by dealer (both sides) at 3000 and again at 32000 miles.

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #3

Jan 012000


  • miles
There was a louder then usual thump in the front of the vehicle when going over bumps in the road. To vehicle to dealer repair shop, and mechanic noted that front strut was breaking. Consumer contacted dealer, and dealer knew about the problem with the strut, but wa snot willing to do anything.

- Zachery, LA, USA

problem #2

Jan 011999


  • miles
Noise and thump is coming from suspension while driving over washboard type bumps, dealer replaced a loose headliner, however the thump and noise is still present.

- Huntingburg, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 201999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving down the highway vehicle constantly pulls to the left.

- Granite City, IL, USA

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