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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
177,333 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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2002 Toyota Avalon brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 052015

Avalon

  • 155,000 miles

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

My 2002 Toyota Avalon continued to accelerate when I took my foot off the gas peddle and depressed the brake. I tried using the brake and emergency brake to stop the car, but I could not stop the car's acceleration. My car ended up slamming into a house. It was investigated by shelby township Michigan police and confirmed the accelerated was stuck. I received severe injuries in this accident including a head injury, and neck & back injuries. I am concerned about the safety of other people driving a similar car. Please investigate.

- Sterling Heights , MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 162015

Avalon

  • 162,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that while driving at a low speed, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to stop. The contact applied excessive force to the brakes again but the brakes failed to respond. As a result, the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The driver's side air bag failed to deploy. The contact sustained sternum and heart bruises that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 162,000.

- Alvin , TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 202014

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 215,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that while turning at unknown speeds, the vehicle became difficult to maneuver. The contact also mentioned that the vehicle failed to respond to deceleration attempts. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure and current mileage was 215,000. Updated 6/27/14 the consumer stated the steering wheel locked up and she was unable to turn the wheel left or right.

- Hamilton , OH, USA

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