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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 152004

Avalon

  • miles

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

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 #5

Aug 212003

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
While driving 30 mph, the driver swerved to avoid hitting a squirrel, the vehicle left the road and hit two trees and none of the air bags deployed. Driver suffered bruises, damage to vehicle was not known. Please provide VIN number upon receipt of this complaint. Vehicle was totaled.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #4

Jul 092002

(reported on)

Avalon

  • miles
Airbag sensors were knocked completely off and neither airbag was deployed, the other person was driving a 1992 older model car and his airbags deployed right away.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #3

Jul 132001

(reported on)

Avalon

  • miles

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

Consumer was involved in a front and rear end collisons while traveling 30-35mph. Airbag sensor was scraped, and exposed; but the airbags failed to deploy. There was no prior warning that airbags were inoperative. Manufacturer has been contacted, but no response as of yet.

- Casteo Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 162001

Avalon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was at standstill when it was rearended with great speed and pushed into vehicle in front. Trunk was pushed into back seat. Vehicle in front and consumers vehicle were totalled. Airbags did not deploy, consumer hit steering wheel, and required 20 stitches in his face.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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problem #1

Jan 132001

Avalon

  • miles
I hit a large steer at night while accellerating from a stop. Impact was severe and resulted in a total loss of the car. The air bags did not deploy. Was told by dealer that because the initial impact with the steer was his legs and little resistance was not enough to trigger the air bags. The severity of damage to front end, hood, and roof made me wonder if another sensor would be appropriate higher up which would trigger the air bags. Your opinion and comments would be appreciated. Hood,

- Merced, CA, USA

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