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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,938 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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2013 Toyota Avalon electrical problems

electrical problem

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2013 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #8

Apr 152016

Avalon

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Avalon. The contact received a recall notice; 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. While attempting to merge into traffic, the pcs activated and stopped the vehicle. When the pcs system deactivated, the contact had it reactivated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The recall information was unknown. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Whiteboro, NY, USA

problem #7

Nov 252015

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V728000 (forward collision avoidance) 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect......updated 02/11/16

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #6

Mar 172015

Avalon

  • 15,000 miles
My 2013 Toyota Avalon wiring harness was chewed on by a rodent. It caused problems with the running of the vehicle, the traction control, the cruise control and was operating on 5 cylinders. The dealers repair shop said that a rodent eat through the wires and Toyota would not warranty this problem. The car was parked in my driveway next to another Toyota product that is a 2006 and has never been chewed. I have driven Toyota's since 1988 and have never had this to happen. I think Toyota should be responsible for the damage if they are putting any type edible product in the vehicles they produce.

- Bessemer, AL, USA

problem #5

Aug 242014

Avalon

  • 1,800 miles

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

While driving the vehicle at approximately 45 mph on a clear sunny day the windshield wipers turned on and began to operate at full speed and would not respond at attempts to stop them. The horn started going off with alarm noises in the vehicle. The smell of an electrical odor and white smoke began to enter the cabin through the dash. Attempts to pull the vehicle over were prevented as the steering wheel locked. The brakes would not respond or work despite stepping on them with both feet and attempting to pump them. The vehicle was still traveling on the road and down a hill with no electrical, steering, or power function of the vehicle. As the vehicle slowed the passenger jumped out. Fire began to come through the dash and upon the driver opening his door fire also came into the cabin from beneath the vehicle. The driver jumped out just before the vehicle careened down an embankment and exploded 3 times.

- Herkimer, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 052014

Avalon

  • miles
Received recall notice from Toyota, March 2014 regarding internal short circuiting of the integrated circuits on the electronic control module. Contact Toyota Sept 2014 regarding when this would be fixed. The customer support representative did not know. I believe Toyota has failed to remedy this defect within a reasonable time, that being 7 months from March to September. I am filling a vehicular safety complaint that Toyota has not addressed the recall in a timely manner which could cause inadvertent deployment of the air bags or seat belt pretensioners causing injury.

- Marlborough, CT, USA

problem #3

Apr 212014

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 14,200 miles
I received a recall notice on my vehicle on February 6, 2014 and every time I have called the dealership to have my HVAC assembly repaired they tell me that the parts are on backorder. I feel like they are putting me and my safety at risk by not producing a fix for this recall.

- Dacula, GA, USA

problem #2

Dec 062013

Avalon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V442000 (air bags, electrical system, equipment) and the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for the part to become available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

problem #1

May 292013

Avalon

  • 500 miles
Re:report receipt date: Oct 17, 2013 NHTSA campaign number: 13V442000 component(s): Air bags, electrical system, equipment Toyota needs to correct the defective drain line. The condensate that is not draining out of the evaporator is encouraging the growth of mold in the evaporator with an accompanying obnoxious odor. Could the mold be a toxic mold? the root problem needs to be solved.

- Harahan, LA, USA

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