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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2002 Toyota Avalon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 232003


  • miles


The vehicle was involved in a head on collision while driving 15 mph yet the frontal air bags did not deploy.

- Manasquan, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 272002


  • miles
At about 35 mph, I broad sided a car that ran a stop sign. The entire front end of my vehicle was crushed to the point of pushing the radiator into the engine block. The crash also colapsed the upper and lower portions of the unibody frame on the front end ($11,500 in damage). The front airbags never deployed. The sensors were even pushed back and dislocated. Passenger sustained three broken bones and bruises. Driver has whiplash. If there is ever a case that airbags should deploy, this is one.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

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