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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,000 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 192004

Avalon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 42,000 miles


The sensor that causes the rear windshield defroster to turn off malfunctioned and caused the back glass to overheat and shatter. I have a MR2 which was not listed in the various models.

- North Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #1

Jan 272002


  • miles
Dealer and manufacturer have attempted numerous times to correct problems with the electrical system, but have not succeeded. Headlight failure is the most serious incident todate. Fortunately, there was no other vehicles traveling at the same time along the highway, and we were able to stop the vehicle promptly and without incident.

- Littleton, CO, USA

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