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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,000 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.

2002 Toyota Avalon brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012005


  • miles


2002 Toyota Avalon developed repeat problems with the brake equipment. After 4,000 or 5,000 miles, the consumer heard a strange noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer 3 times before they finally agreed that the rotors needed to be replaced. The consumer stated whenever the vehicle was due for its 30,000 mile check-up he was always told the vehicle needed brakes.

- Sagamore Beach, MA, USA

problem #1

Nov 152004

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
All four brake rotors prematurely wore out at 46,000 miles. Dealer was aware of this issue.

- Haverhill, MA, USA

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