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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,300 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Toyota Avalon electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012008

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,300 miles


I own a 2008 Toyota Avalon which has the push button start in lieu of a key. When stopping on any incline I discovered that unlike the traditional key used for the ignition that it is possibile to stop the car without putting it into park. The key system forces you to put the car into park in order to get the key out of the ignition.. the new one does not. I was distracted by my wife and a new puppy which was about to vomit and wanted out of the car. When I stopped I failed to put the car into park and while we opened the doors the car started to roll and could have caused serious injury.I realize this could happen with the old key system. However, this would have been lot less likely in the "old" key system and I believe the new key less system is therefore a design defect and a seriuos accident waiting to happen. Thank you for listening.

- Prospect, KY, USA

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