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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,800 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.

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2003 Toyota Avalon suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 132012

Avalon

  • 113,000 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 while driving 30 mph, he experienced a sudden loss of control of the vehicle. The contact quickly regained control as he moved the vehicle off the roadway. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for inspection where they stated that the passenger side suspension arm failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 113,000.

- Chatham, MA, USA

problem #4

Nov 172010

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Air bag light on since I have this vehicle dealer cannot fix it. Also noise from pulley loud noise I see a recall on the 2004 Avalon but not on the 2003 but it's making the same noise as the 2004.

- Milford , PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 012005

Avalon 6-cyl

  • miles
2003 Toyota Avalon. Consumer states front end alignment problems the consumer stated due to the outlandish tire wear, he had to purchase three sets of tires. The consumer stated the vehicle had six alignments performed. After the vehicle was sold, the consumer was informed the dealer was able to correct the drifting to the left by repairing the steering system, in which a recall had been issued.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #2

Jul 192010

Avalon

  • 83,000 miles
I had to replace 6 month old tires because they were worn on the edges. I thought it was a bad alignment, so I bought new tires, had them balanced and re-aligned. 1 month later my car is still pulling to the left. It is difficult to keep it straight. Is there a recall on this issue?

- East Patchogue, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 192004

Avalon 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
1) regular, normal driving on a daily basis, approximately 15 miles per day.; 2) rattle of front, suspension area, especially noticable when driving over cracks, bumps, or pot holes on street, highway surface, 3) submitted vehicle to dealership for repair on three occasions, crown Toyota, Ontario, ca. Technicians stated on first visit unable to detect any noise. Second visit, ability to detect noise apparent, but not enough to warrant repair. Third visit, ability to detect noise apparent, but not enough to warrant repair. When noise worsens, bring vehicle back into service. No parts were replaced or repaired to date.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

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