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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
645 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2011 Toyota Avalon brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 022011

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 1,000 miles


Had brake and steering problems. The steering wheel was really loose. I had to apply 95% of the brake before the brakes were engaged. I took it back to claremont Toyota in ca where I bought it. They just looked at it and said it's working like designed and sent me home. No other responses or assistance.

- Ca, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 032010


  • 290 miles
Foot firmly on brake, shifting to reverse. Engine roared to life and vehicle thrust backward. Followed by four other episodes of sudden acceleration while foot on brake. The last of these resulted in light rear-end collision. No visible damage to struck pickup. Front grill of Avalon visibly crushed. These five incidents occurred over a period of about nine days. I have refused to drive it since.

- Belton, TX, USA

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