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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,000 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

problem #2

May 212004


  • 52,000 miles


After starting the vehicle air bag warning light illuminated. Dealership repaired the problem four times, but did not resolve the problem.

- Colorado City, CO, USA

problem #1

Jul 012004

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
When applying the brakes the vehicle surged forward. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a garage. No report of air bag deployment or injuries. The consumer had come to a complete stop, then pulled forward when the vehicle surged forward. The vehicle went over a 4-5 inch curb in the back of the garage crushing everything. The consumer tried to use the brakes but they didn't respond and the air bags did not deploy. The dealership stated that everything was fine.

- Burr Ridge, IL, USA

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