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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,146 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2013 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 222014


  • 1,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Avalon. While driving approximately 30-35 mph, the contact passed out behind the wheel. The vehicle veered off into a ditch and crashed into a concrete pole. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a fractured back that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a collision center but the cause of the failure was not determined. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,000. Updated 03/24/15

- Live Oak , TX, USA

problem #5

Oct 212014

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 23,379 miles
I purchased the used vehicle from corwin Toyota in fargo, nd. After purchasing the vehicle I returned three times for repairs. When I brought the vehicle in for service the third time in six weeks I found out that two recalls would also be taken care of. I went on line to find out what the recalls were for. One of them was NHTSA recall id 13V442. This recall is about a drain hose clogging that could ultimately cause the air bags to activate due to the malfunction or to possibly not activate in an accident. The result could be serious injuries or death to the occupants of the car. This recall was initiated in the summer of 2013. The dealer(corwin) took this car in on trade in October of 2014 and then sold it to me. Why would they sell a car with a known recall without fixing it. Especially one that could cause serious injury/death" why is this allowed"

- Monticello, MN, USA

problem #4

Mar 052014


  • 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

Nov 062013


  • miles


The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that he received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 13V442000 (air bags, electrical system, equipment) but was concerned because manufacturer could not make the parts available within a reasonable time frame. The dealer was made aware of the issue. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle has not experience the failure. The VIN was not available.

- Calabah, NC, USA

problem #2

Dec 062013


  • 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

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problem #1

May 292013


  • 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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