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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,500 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.

2002 Toyota Avalon brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 222008

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles


While driving 10mph, car suddenly stops, motor running normally. Collared pin in master cylinder failed causing brakes to seize with ABS and asc failure. If I had been on a freeway, I would surely have been backended or skidded on ice out of control with no way to recover.

- St Louis Park, MN, USA

problem #1

Feb 052007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
- the contact called regarding the 2002 Toyota Avalon. The contact was traveling at 25 mph when all four wheels locked. The road conditions were slippery. The vehicle did not lose power. There were no warning indicators. The failure mileage was 95,000. The vehicle would not go forward or in reverse gear. The vehicle had to be towed on a flat bed truck. The Toyota dealer determined the ABS actuator failed.

- Hutchinson, MN, USA

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