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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
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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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 232002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


With the vehicle in park and the engine running the consumer stepped out of the vehicle, suddenly the gear jumped into reverse causing the open door to knock the driver over, as a result the left front wheel ran over the right leg of the driver, the driver has had four leg operations. Nlm

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 312002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states if vehicle is in park it slips into reverse. The consumer stepped out with the engine running, all of a sudden the vehicle started to move backwards. Driver tried to get in the vehicle to stop it, but the door knocked him down, the drivers right leg was under the vehicle and the left front wheel drug the leg, the driver has had 4 operation on the right leg

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

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