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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,350 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.

2005 Toyota Avalon accessories - interior problems

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2005 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 012006

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,350 miles


2005 Avalon instrument panel can not be seen at times in the daylight. The indicator lights for the gear shifter and HVAC controls were at times impossible to see. The angle of he dash, the colors used for lighting and the angle of the sunlight rendered the indicators unreadable. The dealer indicated that the vehicle conforms to FMVSS standards.

- Cupertino, CA, USA

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