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2003 Toyota Avalon steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012012


  • miles


2003 Toyota Avalon. Consumer states unintended acceleration the consumer stated over a year ago, he was driving into a garage, when the vehicle suddenly, and he hit a brick wall. The consumer realized he accidentally, hit the accelerator, instead of the brake. In 2003, the steering column did not telescope and tall drivers, such as him had a problem selecting the degree of tilt on the steering column. Because he could not extend the steering column, on that occasion, he tilted the steering wheel down, but further than he usually did. The result, was that the steering wheel blocked his right leg from moving to the left.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

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