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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,000 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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2005 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 212006

Avalon 6-cyl

  • miles


2005 Toyota Avalon. Consumer states problem with vehicle's horn the dealer tried to make repairs by lubricating the contact points in the steering wheel. The longest time the horn would work, was about 12 months and then the problem returned. Recently, when the consumer released the wheel lock and pulled the steering toward him and returned it to the down position two times, the horn began to work. The consumer then began to question the electrical wiring in the steering column.

- Centereach, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 032006


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated the horn was inoperable. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the pad was removed and the contact points were replaced. The remedy lasted for approximately one year and the horn failed again. The dealer lubricated the points and the failure recurred. The dealer replaced the sops lock spring assembly yet, the failure recurred. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The contact made adjustments to the steering wheel and when doing so, the horn became operable. The manufacturer was unable to provide any assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 38,000 and the current was unknown.

- Centereach, NY, USA

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