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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.

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2003 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012010


  • miles


The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. Upon starting the vehicle the air bag light illuminated on the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on numerous occasions where it was repaired. The failure continued to recur so the vehicle was taken back to an authorized dealer where he was informed the front drivers side seat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 58,000.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #1

Aug 172004

Avalon 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer placed hands between the driver's side and passenger's side seats to retrieve a pair of keys. While pulling up the keys from the side of the seat was a metal part sticking out from the side. This caused the driver's right hand fingers were cut and bleeding. Dealer was aware of the problem.

- Mill Valley, CA, USA

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