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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,367 miles

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2006 Toyota Avalon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 242011

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles


I had a collision with another vehicle and my car was totaled by the insurance company as there was major front end damage and no air bags deployed. The first reaction of three law enforcement officers, body shop owner, and insurance adjuster was the same, "I can't believe the air bags didn't deploy." This is not a play for money, but a request for help, if there is a product problem. I was not injured because I was wearing my seat belt and it worked. The car is still available for inspection but will be turned over to hartford insurance as early as today.

- Dewy Rose, GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 202010


  • 23,300 miles
I think I experienced a surge in my 2006 Toyota Avalon. I was not sure but people observing that did not stay and wait for police said my car raced forward after stopped at a light. I ended up steering to the right and hit a tree rather than the car ahead or pedestrians. When the police and tow truck arrived they indicated that my airbag should have gone off, but it did not.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 142006

Avalon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,800 miles
: the contact stated while driving 40 mph, the vehicle struck a deer and the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was not taken in for service, and the manufacturer was notified.

- Armonk, NY, USA

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