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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,200 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Toyota Avalon engine problems

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2006 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 302006

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles


Laser cruise control system: When the system detects a vehicle/object within the programmed following distance it slows the vehicle as designed. When the vehicle/object then leaves the detection zone the vehicle will, if it has slowed significantly, suddenly down shift and accelerate very quickly. This could lead to loss of control and possibly cause a collision with another vehicle if you have changed lanes to overtake the vehicle that caused you to slow. I cannot think that the manufacturer intended the system to work in this manner, but it seems to be common across all of these vehicles and not a failure.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

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