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4.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,435 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Toyota Avalon wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 242011

Avalon

  • 115,000 miles

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

After getting off the freeway and driving on surface streets, I had a complete tire blow out. When pulled over the resulting tire was torn to shreds. The tire was purchased a little over 3 years ago with about 25,000 miles on it. The tires were recently maintained (rotated and aligned). There was a good amount of tread still remaining on tire. Fortunately, I was able to pull over into a parking lot and call for road assistance. However, because of the complete disintegration of the tire, my rim was totally damaged. I feel that because I regularly maintain my car including the tires, this should not have happened unless for a defect in the tire.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #9

Sep 022008

Avalon

  • 119,351 miles
I've noticed my tires this morning are starting to tear I only have about 5 to 7000 miles on them I hardly use the car, however I take good care of my vehicle, I've never had this problem until now I really would like to see this taken care of, nankang sport ns-1 215-45-17.

- Winter Garden, FL, USA

problem #8

Aug 252003

Avalon

  • miles
Goodyear, regatta II, size P205/65R15, dot unknown. Sidewalls are leaking and are developing bubbles inside. Dealer notified.

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #7

Feb 011999

Avalon

  • miles

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

Vehicle is extremely sensitive to "tire steer". two of the original equipment tires (Bridgestone) were replaced at 3000 miles, but the problem recurred. The entire set of tires were replaced with bf goodrich tires, but the same problem recurred. Rotating the tires becomes problematic because the wrong switch exacerbartes the problem. The resulting "pull" indiactes the need for a wheel alignment when that is not the problem, or obscures the need at other times. The need to fight the wheel causes driver fatigue and could result in loss of control.

- College Station, LA, USA

problem #6

Sep 212000

Avalon

  • miles
Right rear tire went flat. While requesting repair, dealer indicated steel belts were beginning to protrude through carcass. Upon visual inspection of the undamaged left rear tire, observed the same phenomenon. All tires had only an estimated 5 - 10 thousand miles tread remaining. These tires were rotated in accordance with manufacturer's recommendation and maintained at 32 psi pressure. Car is in excellent mechanical condition with no front end damage nor alignment anomalies. As a result of the defects noted on both rear tires chose to replace all four tires.( dot number: Tire size: P205/65R15 )

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

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problem #5

Jun 011999

Avalon

  • miles
Believe manufacturer is putting inferior tires on original equipment autos and then refers customer to tire manufacturer when complaints arise.( dot number: Tire size: P205/65R15 )

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Avalon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Tire premature failure caused cords separated from rubber after running low due to puncture. Yh (Bridgestone P205/65R15).

- Lakeside, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 121999

Avalon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
All four tire worn. Nlm

- Staten Isl, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Avalon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The rear tire blew out on the freeway. The manufacturer would not replace the tire because only the rim was left and they could not see what caused the failure (general tire 205/65hr15).

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 131999

(reported on)

Avalon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After only 18,000 miles two front tires had prematurely worn out, cause unknown.

- Hawley, PA, USA

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