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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,400 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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2006 Toyota Avalon lights problems

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2006 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 142013


  • 150,000 miles


The rear deck brake light works when it wants to. No explanation provided by dealer. Expensive to trace.

- Gloucester, VA, USA

problem #4

Feb 012006

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 0 miles
I am using this method to alert the industry to a very serious problem with all automobiles with driving lights. In low visibility conditions- dusk, fog, rain, snow, etc., the driving lights increase the vehicle's visibility to oncoming traffic. However, the rear lights do not illuminate when only the driving lights are turned. This lack of tail lights makes it very dangerous for vehicles that are following a vehicle with driving lights only illuminated. I have discussed this with many drivers who feel very safe in low visibility conditions because they have turned on their driving lights- unaware that their rear lights are not illuminated, making it very difficult to see the automobile from the rear.. I feel that the rear lights should illuminate when the driving lights are turned on, increasing the automobile's visibility to both oncoming and following traffic.

- Apalachin, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 152011


  • miles
Brake light in rear window works intermittently. Same thing for a friends newer Avalon.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #2

May 112010


  • miles
2006 - Toyota Avalon auto dim headlights, not safe at night, due to only showing approximately 2 car lengths visibility.

- Fairport, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 022010


  • 112,000 miles
2006 Toyota Avalon. Rear deck brake light works only intermittently. Safety issue. Suspected electrical issue. Dealer was initially unable to fix, and estimates $400+ to replace.

- Whitman, MA, USA

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