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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2002 Toyota Avalon fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 092002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I had a frontal crash that the hood was pushed in about 1 foot and right head light was out. It was not that big of crash, the air bag was not deployed. I was able to drive the car for about 5 miles home. The car was parked in the garage to wait for the insurance company inspector to come for claim inspection. However after about 3 full days, the car ignited itself and burned the whole car. Of course, I am fortunate that I was not in the car when the fire started but it is quite unreliable for the car to just ignite by itself. Shouldn't there some kind of safty feature for a slightly crashed car to be safe from catching a fire or this safty feature simply malfunctioned"?"

- Marion, IA, USA

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