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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 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.

2013 Toyota Avalon engine problems

engine problem

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2013 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 172016

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


While driving westbound on the muskogee turnpike (hwy 351), at mile marker 20, the cruise control shut off, vehicle stability icon came on, check engine light began flashing. The car also lost power and ran rough. Pulled over, shut off vehicle. After restarting, the car ran fine. This has happened twice, October 3rd and October 17th in 2016. This vehicle is equipped with a keyless remote. Additionally, this happened next to a cell phone tower on the North side of the highway. It does not occur while traveling the opposite direction on the highway.

- Checotah, OK, USA

problem #1

Mar 172015


  • 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

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