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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,500 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 lights problems

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2005 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

May 312011


  • 89,000 miles


The headlight dimmer switch intermittently fails to dim the headlamps when returned to the low beam setting. This failure substantially impairs the vision of oncoming drivers.

- Choctaw, OK, USA

problem #1

Apr 152007


  • 58,000 miles
Inadequate forward illumination of roadway at night with low beams on auto-leveling/adjusting headlights adjust to a setting too low to project adequate light to safely operate the vehicle causing an accident to occur on poorly lit and marked road (each of these elements contributed to the accident). Accident caused approx $3500 damage to tires, rims, steering assemble and undercarriage.

- Marietta, GA, USA

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