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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

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments (Page 5 of 9)

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problem #92

Jun 152015

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 was unavailable to perform the repair. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable about of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Fort Lauderdale , FL, USA

problem #91

Apr 092015

Avalon

  • miles
Received a safety recall notice requiring the replacement of the SRS ECU. According to the safety recall notice, "the front airbags and/or seat belt pretensioners could inadvertently deploy. An airbag that deploys inadvertently can, under some circumstances, increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a crash." It has been over 1 month since I received the notice and Toyota has done nothing to fix the problem.

- Surprise , AZ, USA

problem #90

Nov 182013

Avalon

  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. While driving approximately 55 mph, another vehicle sideswiped the contact's vehicle. As a result, the contact's vehicle crashed into a second vehicle. The two frontal air bags deployed. It was unknown if the contact sustained any injuries or if a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and later taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the air bags were not supposed to deploy with such minimal damage to the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #89

Jan 212015

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.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #88

Oct 172014

Avalon

  • 75,000 miles
Toyota has known of this problem for years and has worked on the car last year to give a temporary fix, now a few months ago Toyota sends yet another recall for same parts, but yet the dealers nor Toyota has any idea of when this will be available, meanwhile we drive around in fear of unnecessary deployment of airbag. We have been in contact with Toyota and all the local dealers and no one can tell us anything, but on the news the reports say the airbags are being replaced

- Independence, MO, USA

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problem #87

Mar 032014

Avalon

  • miles
Toyota has not yet made SRS ECU safety recall parts available for my 2003 Avalon. Parts are not available in a reasonable time.

- Redmond, WA, USA

problem #86

May 012015

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 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. Updated 6/30/15 updated 07/02/15

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #85

Aug 012014

Avalon 6-cyl

  • miles
2003 Toyota Avalon. Consumer writes in regards to supplemental restraint system / electronic control unit parts unavailable to complete recall notice.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #84

Apr 192015

Avalon

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact's vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V147000 (air bags). The contact stated that when the vehicle was started, the air bag warning light continuously illuminated and then flashed. The failure recurred each time the vehicle was started. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000. Updated 7/29/15

- Rock Island, IL, USA

problem #83

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 for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #82

Nov 122014

Avalon 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Recall parts for airbag has not been available since November 2014.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #81

Apr 142015

Avalon

  • 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 not notified of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #80

Mar 102015

Avalon

  • 210,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact had the vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V147000 (air bags); however, the failure recurred. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator was continuously illuminated. The failure occurred each time the vehicle was started. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 210,000.

- Massillon, OH, USA

problem #79

Apr 092015

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V147000 (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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Winder, GA, USA

problem #78

Apr 072015

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V043000 (air bags) and 14V147000 (air bags); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle 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 contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #77

Jan 122015

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 11V351000 (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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.....updated 07/22/15

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #76

Mar 032014

Avalon 6-cyl

  • miles
No incident...yet. I have been on a waiting list since March 2014 to take care of the recall issues for the SRS & ECU. The Toyota corporation is not sending the requisite number of parts out for the dealership to make these repairs. This is very concerning to me. The latest letter from the corporation says it is urgent I make these repairs! what the... send the damn parts out. I would appreciate someone looking into this for us. Thank you.

- Weyers Cave, VA, USA

problem #75

Jul 272012

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 109,834 miles
Airbag warning light on dash appeared. The source of this warning has been identified as the spiral cable (clock spring in steering column). This part has not been identified as a recall by Toyota for this model but spiral cables have been identified as a recall for numerous other Toyota models. I suggest this problem may be systemic to a larger group of Toyota products than previously identified by Toyota and since it is a potential safety issue it needs to be addressed accordingly.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #74

Oct 142014

Avalon 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V147000 (air bags) however, the part needed to do the repair was not available. 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. Updated 5/11/15 updated 10/23/2015 the vehicle was repaired on April 22, 2015. Updated 11/10/15

- Six Mile, SC, USA

problem #73

Mar 312015

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V147000 (air bags) and 15V043000 (air bags) however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Morton, TX, USA

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