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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,614 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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2004 Toyota Avalon engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 272004

Avalon

  • 8,614 miles

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

While driving in stop and go traffic the vehicle's engine revved up and the vehicle accelerated forward into another vehicle. The RPM reached 7000. The consumer stated that this marks the fourth time this vehicle has had this issue. The consumer referenced 10099310. Heavy smoke came from the front of the vehicle after the crash. The consumer had to turn the key to the off position to stop the engine from racing.

- Forest Hill, MD, USA

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