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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,547 miles

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2004 Toyota Avalon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments (Page 5 of 6)

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problem #34

Nov 122014

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 150,511 miles

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

I took my car to herrin-gear Toyota Scion on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6100 I-55 North in jackson, ms to fix the recall notice for the supplemental restraint system (SRS) electronic control module replaced. On the drive home I noticed the airbag light coming on and off so I took it back to the them on Friday, November 14, 2014. I was told by [xxx], advisor in the service department, that the part they had put on Wednesday was defective and they would have to order it and it would be a week or two before the part came in. So, in the meantime, I am still driving my car with the airbag issue still not repaired and I don't know definitely when it will be fixed. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Flora, MS, USA

problem #33

Oct 282014

Avalon 6-cyl

  • miles
I took my car to haley Toyota on hull street in richmond Virginia for the air bag recall....they so call fixed the air bag issue and then said when they put the car back together the airbag light stays on and they don't know where it was coming from. After some research they said that it was the wiring harness that was the problem. My air bag light was never on prior to me bringing them my car. They are trying to charge me $1400 for repairs. The recall was for the air bag and if the light stays on then they need to fix it. I contacted Toyota corporate office and they said the only thing they can do is to offer me $500 toward the repair but I would have to pay up front and send in the documentation and then I would only be reimbursed the $500. I don't feel like I should have to pay them anything because I feel like the mechanic did something for the air bag light to stay on. He said that maybe some wires got crossed or connectors got moist and try to put it on me. I brought the car from that dealership and haven't done anything to the car since I got it but keep up the maintenance. The recall is for the air bag and if the air bag light continues to stay on they need to fix it. They have had my car for two weeks now. I need help getting this resolved.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #32

Oct 312014

Avalon

  • 146,499 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was repaired under a manufacturers recall for the air bags, but the failure persisted. The recall remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 146,499.

- Bessemer, AL, USA

problem #31

Oct 292014

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles

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

Received a recall notice mid-October saying I should contact a Toyota dealer to schedule an appointment to have the remedy pergfomed as soon as possible. I have contacted 2 dealers, both of whom have said they don't have the necessary parts and will contact me when they can do the repair. The last call was the "incident date" there was no indication when the parts would be available.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #30

Oct 132014

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Avalon. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V147000 (air bags); however, the parts needed were not available. The dealer was unable to provide a specific date when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Austin, TX, USA

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problem #29

Sep 152014

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V147000 (air bags) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealership advised that air bags needed to be inspected before performing the recall and that the part needed to be order. The dealer informed that the part was not available and did not have an expected date for when part will become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the delay. The contact did not experience a failure.

- West Windsor, NJ, USA

problem #28

Sep 222014

Avalon

  • 80,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that while driving approximately 12 mph, another vehicle crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle causing it to crash into the rear of second vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The driver sustained back, shoulder and neck injuries, the front seat passenger and rear seat passenger sustained unknown injuries which all required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #27

Oct 152014

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Avalon. The contact received a notification for 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.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #26

Jun 022014

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Avalon. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V147000 (air bag). However, the part needed was not available. The dealer was unable to provide any assistance since the parts were still not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The vehicle had not experience the failure.

- Henersonville, NC, USA

problem #25

Apr 302014

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Avalon. The contact received an interim recall letter for NHTSA campaign number: 14V147000 (air bags). The contact was concerned that the manufacturer was exceeding a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was notified of the concern. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Petaluma, CA, USA

problem #24

May 052014

Avalon

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Avalon. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V147000 (air bags). The contact stated that there was a four month wait because the part was not available to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Crain Ridge, NJ, USA

problem #23

Sep 162014

Avalon

  • 126,000 miles
There was a recall initiated 27 March 2014 for the supplemental restraint system (SRS) electronic control module (ECM). Toyota mailed letters on 05 May 2014 advising owners of the recall. As of today (16 Sep 2014), Toyota has failed to provide the parts and/or fix the SRS ECM. As of today, Toyota does not have an estimated date that the parts will be available to remedy this recall #14V147. Since this is a safety issue and the airbag could deploy unexpectedly at any time, please direct Toyota to provide the parts and fix this safety issue as soon as possible. 6 months delay is 5 months too long for drivers to be put at risk by Toyota's failure to fix the problem.

- Burke, VA, USA

problem #22

Sep 122014

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Avalon. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V147000 (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. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Othello, WA, USA

problem #21

May 172014

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Avalon. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V147000 (air bags); but the dealer stated that the parts needed for the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 11/14/14

- Charlottesville, VA, USA

problem #20

Mar 252011

Avalon

  • 125,000 miles
I have been notified by Toyota that my 2004 Avalon XLS may have a defective air bag. I received a notification from Toyota in May 2014 of such defect. As of September 9, 2014, I have not been notified if a solution or what corrective action is being taken. Toyota has had sufficient time to develop a solution and fix my and all other vehicles that have this problem. There is no urgency. There is no communication. You, the regulator, and Toyota, the manufacturer, have done a lousy job in correcting this problem. Please updated me regarding the status of this recall. Thank you.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #19

Mar 242014

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
I received a recall notification in March, 2014 from Toyota that my air bags may deploy at any time. I have made monthly calls to the local dealer and Toyota about when it can be repaired. Six months later, they still do not have an answer. Just how long is it before there is a solution and it is available" is my car suppose to sit in the drive way or do I just feel lucky and drive the car, which involves interstate driving at times"

- Bevaercreek, OH, USA

problem #18

Jun 122014

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Avalon. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V147000 (airbags). 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.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #17

Jan 042011

Avalon

  • 114,788 miles
C/S warning light on and off intermittently - reported to Toyota customer service diagnosis side airbag malfunction received safety recall June 2014 customer service unwilling to replace defective airbag after several calls and delays.

- Canton, NY, USA

problem #16

Jun 042012

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
When the car is moving, the airbag warning light illuminates and glows, sometimes for a few minutes and sometimes for an hour. Then it goes out. I received an interim notice letter from Toyota over 2 months ago citing this problem and stating that they would notify me "again when a remedy is ready". I have not received another notice and I am afraid that a serious accident, injury or fatality could occur if the airbag deploys while being driven and no collision has occurred. Please have Toyota contact me with the remedy so I can have it applied at Toyota's expense.

- Lebanon, PA, USA

problem #15

May 302014

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Avalon. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V147000 (air bag). The dealer could not repair the vehicle because the part was not available and did not have a remedy developed. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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