Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Toyota Avalon engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 152004


  • miles


2001 Toyota Avalon surged forward with the accelerator stuck in the depressed position resulting in a collision with three parked cars in a busy mall parking lot. Thanks to a snowbank and the impact of hitting the three cars, the vehicle came to a stop without injuring the driver or anyone else. The air bags also did not deploy.

- Deerfield, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 012002

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Accelerator pedal sometimes requires extra force to move causing lurching of vehicle. 40K miles. Toyota Avalon XL.

- Goleta, CA, USA

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