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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,000 miles

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2011 Toyota Avalon body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2011 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 022015


  • 37,000 miles


My drivers door lost a nut on the top bolt of the door closing mechanism. The door began to click when opened and closed. Within a week the bottom nut of the same door closing mechanism began to pull through the metal. Toyota dealership refused to repair it and sent me to a body shop. The body shop manager told me he had seen this same issue lately on a lot of Toyota. I had to pay for my repairs when it was caused by normal door opening and closing. No excessive use or incident such as wind was involved I have owned this car since it was new. I'm not sure if it is an issue with how tightly Toyota is putting the bits on or an issue with a part, but it causes damage and costly repairs. Toyota should be accountable.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

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