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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,000 miles

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2005 Toyota Avalon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 112014

Avalon

  • 89,000 miles

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

The airbag on the drivers side near floor upon impact broke my ankle. The auto hit on the passengers front side. The accident happened when I tried to avoid hitting a cat and hit a telephone pole.to the best of my knowledge the impact should not have been so severe as to break the ankle causing a plate, rod, and several screws to be placed in the ankle, both sides had stitches approximately 8 to 12 inches. Now recently I had to have some of the hardware removed, causing me to lose more time from work. I have complete set of pictures of auto and surgery.

- Ocean City, NJ, USA

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