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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
46,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Toyota Avalon electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 012008

Avalon XLS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles


I had just backed out of my garage and I stopped to lower the garage door. the car was in still reverse and I went accelerate and the gas pedal went to the floor and the car went backward in reverse all the while I was trying to stop it with brake pedal. I went in a full 20 foot circle and was about half way through a second circle when my husband

reached over and turned the key 1 click to kill the engine. We tried to figure out if I had put my foot on both the brake and accellarator but it was almost impossible to do it with my small foot. We looked under the hood and found nothing out of order. Finally, we started the engine and carefully moved the car back into the drive way and continued on our errand. My 2001 Avalon now has 47,000 miles which is less than 500 miles per month. We damaged the front driver fender and wheel rim when we went up against our house and had it repaired. Sharon

- , Broken Arrow, OK, USA

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