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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,050 miles

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2009 Toyota Avalon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 032015

Avalon 6-cyl

  • miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V043000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 03/10/16 updated 03/14/16.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #1

Feb 032013

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 66,100 miles
After sitting in front passenger seat general air bag light came on and light for passenger airbag indicates "off". reference NHTSA campaign number 13V014000: This covers passenger seat sensor adjustment which is probable cause in this complaint. Upon calling southeast Toyota ([xxx]) February 20th, they indicated VIN was not covered? request action to enforce recall for my VIN as it is most likely culprit for lights; and my passengers are at risk for injury due to lack of proper air bag operation.

- Madison, AL, USA

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