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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,199 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.

2003 Toyota Avalon brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012006

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles


: the contact stated the brake, vsc, and traction off lights on the dash illuminated and stays on. The vehicle was taken to the dealer 6-7 times. The brake fluid was found to be leaking and was refilled. The next time it was taken to the dealer a complete brake job was performed but the contact does not know what parts were replaced. The dealer has determined the problem can not be found and the vehicle is still leaking brake fluid. Updated 7/7//2006 -

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 062002

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,398 miles
Consumer stated after applying force to break pedal to make a stop vehicle went into extended stopping. Ts on other occasions, the right front wheel locked up after applying force to break pedal. Dealership found brake lines were improperly installed. Manufacturer notified.

- Leclaire, IA, USA

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