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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,592 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Toyota Avalon brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 302009

Avalon

  • 150,000 miles

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

2001 Toyota Avalon XLS: Vibration felt in steering, typically above 60 mph on interstate or braking going down a hill. Aligned front end, re-balanced tires/wheels, replaced tires, replaced front rotors twice within a few thousand miles, brake pads, caliper pins, regreased caliper pins with appropriate pin grease, ensured proper air in tires - none of this has addressed the vibration. Noted a fair number of other Avalon owners searching the internet on the words '2001 Toyota Avalon vibration'. vehicle has not sustained any damage, such as jumping a curve or being struck by another vehicle. No other suggested repairs from Toyota.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #3

May 302005

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
Steering wheel vibrates at speeds from 60 to 75 mph. Consumer took the vehicle to sears twice to balance and rotate the tires. This did not fix the problem. The consumer took the vehicle to Toyota and had the tires balanced again and the vehicle lubricated. This did not fix the problem either. Vehicle has 22000 miles. Consumer says that it feels like something is loose under the carriage. When the consumer applied the brakes there was a vibration.

- Bokraton, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 022005

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,217 miles
The consumer is having problems with the brakes. At 17217 while driving down a steep hill, the were applied and there was a feeling of metal on metal. The brakes and rotors were replaced at this time. At 27000 miles the brakes had to be replaced as well as the rotors. The dealer reported that the problem was due to a lack of use of the vehicle and the rotors had rusted causing the need for replacement. The problem has been reported to Toyota who admits the problem but will not provide documentation. There was no warning.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 232004

(reported on)

Avalon

  • 13,150 miles
Vehicle slid to the left and right with the wheels locked on a snowy and icy road at 35 mph. The vehicle ended up sliding into a ditch. None of the vehicle's occupants were injured during this accident.

- Burlington, VT, USA

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