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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
11 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 1
Average Mileage:
31,386 miles

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2003 Toyota Avalon seat belts / air bags problems

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2003 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments (Page 4 of 9)

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problem #112

Jun 042014

Avalon

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #111

Jan 272015

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Marcus, CA, USA

problem #110

Nov 062014

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received recall notifications from the manufacturer related to the supplemental restraint system and electronic control unit. The parts needed to perform the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The NHTSA campaign numbers were unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 12/03/15

- Scottsbluff, NE, USA

problem #109

Jan 272015

Avalon

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- White Oak, TX, USA

problem #108

Sep 152015

Avalon

  • miles
No accident, I just want to say the recall fix is taking too long. It is over two years since this defect was revealed. The repair needs to be completed.

- Canfield, OH, USA

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problem #107

Jan 232015

Avalon 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 10/25/15 updated 12/09/15

- Cranberry Township, PA, USA

problem #106

May 082015

Avalon

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V043000 (air bags) and 14V147000 (air bags); however, the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Houma, LA, USA

problem #105

Sep 032015

Avalon 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 10/19/2015 updated 2/24/2015

- Philadelphia , PA, USA

problem #104

May 152015

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lone Tree, CO, USA

problem #103

May 182015

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 09/21/15

- Colorado Springs , CO, USA

problem #102

May 132015

Avalon

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V147000 (air bags) however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hudson, FL, USA

problem #101

Jan 272015

Avalon

  • 129,000 miles
The fix for this recall is long overdue! what action is being taken to expedite the fix? we have been waiting close to 7 months for this repair! NHTSA recall number: 15V043 recall date: January 27, 2015 manufacturer recall number: E3G summary: The electronic control unit (ECU) for the supplemental restraint system (SRS) in these vehicles could have been manufactured with integrated circuits that are susceptible to internal short circuiting when exposed to certain electrical noise from various vehicle electrical components. If internal short circuiting occurs, the front airbag(s) and/or seat belt pretensioners could inadvertently deploy. An airbag that deploys inadvertently can, under some circumstances, increase the risk of minor injury and the possibility of a crash. Safety risk: If internal short circuiting occurs, the front airbag(s) and/or seat belt pretensioners could inadvertently deploy. An airbag that deploys inadvertently can, under some circumstances, increase the risk of minor injury and the possibility of a crash.

- Thiensville, WI, USA

problem #100

Feb 102015

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repairs was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Shreveport , LA, USA

problem #99

Feb 152013

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. After the vehicle was started, the air bag warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags). However, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Fylacauga, AL, USA

problem #98

Mar 242015

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bradley, CA, USA

problem #97

Apr 172015

Avalon 6-cyl

  • miles
2003 Toyota Avalon. Consumer writes in regards to supplemental restraint system/ electronic control unit recall notice. The consumer was informed he would have to pay for the seat removal in order to perform the recall.

- Kensington, CA, USA

problem #96

Jan 302015

Avalon

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. While driving at various speeds, an abnormal noise emitted from the vehicle and no warning indicators illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 98,000. Updated 09/17/15

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #95

Feb 142015

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Sacramento , CA, USA

problem #94

Jan 272015

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to do the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Franklin, VA, USA

problem #93

Jul 022015

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags);however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. MA 10/2 the consumer stated it was 5 months since the receiving the recall notice and the parts were still unavailable. Updated 12/30/2015

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

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