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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,674 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Toyota Avalon steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 152011

Avalon 6-cyl

  • miles


2004 Toyota Avalon. Consumer writes in regards to safety recall notice concerning engine crankshaft pulley the consumer believed unnecessary repairs were made to the vehicle, prior to receiving the recall notice. The consumer experienced difficulty in turning the steering wheel, the steering was sluggish and there was a vibration. The power steering pump was replaced. The brakes, tires, and rack and pinion were also replaced.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Dec 252005

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,349 miles
: the contact stated while traveling at 70 mph lost power steering. The vehicle suddenly became difficult to steer. The contact was able to drive the vehicle to the service dealer for inspection. After inspection the dealer informed the contact that power steering pump failed. Repairs have been made. Updated 1/23/2006 - at not time prior to or after failure did the vehicle exhibit any external fluid loss.

- Boonville, NY, USA

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