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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,769 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.

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2012 Toyota Avalon body / paint problems

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2012 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 222015

Avalon

  • 82,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driving on interstate at speed limit. Loud explosion type sound. Sun roof had shattered. Didn't think to take a picture. Was 1,000 mi from home, so covered with plastic and cardboard, and drove home. Pictures are from inside vehicle, unfortunately not showing much.

- Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

problem #4

Apr 082015

Avalon 6-cyl

  • miles
I attempting to park. The car suddenly accelerated and struck a handicap sign and then struck the building.

- Pine Bluff, AR, USA

problem #3

Sep 152014

Avalon

  • 15,000 miles
The trunk lid is not sufficiently counterbalanced and falls closed even when raised to its upper limit. Sometimes the lid will not open from the inside switch; it unlocks, but does not open (3 failures). This failed at the dealership. The lid fell closed, numerous times, minor injury to my head (1 time). Toyota tells me nothing is wrong and is functioning as designed

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 122014

Avalon

  • 17,000 miles
The trunk lid falls down even if lifted to highest point. Lid is not sufficiently counterbalanced. If on a slight incline with the nose up, the lid will not open. Dealer tells me (on two separate occasions) that it is operating as designed. Yeah, right, designed to fall on my head. Dealer refuses to do anything since nothing is broken.

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 032013

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,847 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, there was a sudden banging noise coming from the front end of the vehicle without warning. The contact merged to the shoulder and noticed that the front driver's side bumper was loose. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was advised that the front bumper cover, front fender liner and the engine bottom cover needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 4,847. Updated 11/19/13

- Tucson , AZ, USA

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