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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,962 miles

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2014 Toyota Avalon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2014 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 192016


  • 16,000 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Toyota Avalon. While driving 50 mph, the contact rear ended the preceding vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact and front passenger sustained whiplashes and required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a tow center, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact stated that the pre-collision system (pcs) warning indicator had previously illuminated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 16,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #3

Feb 292016


  • 14,600 miles
Avalon was impacted on front passenger side by a vehicle traveling about 40 mph. The other vehicle was a 2006 Chrysler town and country van. The Chrysler airbags deployed. Toyota Avalon airbags did not deploy. Driver suffered severe bruising and contusions on clavicle and chest. The Avalon was considered a total loss by the insurance company.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #2

Oct 012015


  • miles
S10 direct reply- letter to the secretary from constituent re requesting the department issue an acceleration remedy regarding the repair of vehicles using takata airbags. 2014 Toyota Avalon.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #1

Aug 292015


  • 13,250 miles
While traveling in the left lane at highway speed with no other vehicles in the lane in front of us for at least 100-150 feet, the collision avoidance system randomly engaged. This caused the vehicle to brake very hard, which caused us to decelerate rapidly (losing 20-30 mph in a short distance). The warning beeps that are normally associated with rapidly approaching another vehicle/barrier in front of the vehicle also were sounding, and a warning light came on the instrument panel. In addition, the seatbelts on both front seat occupants locked and drew us forcefully down and backwards into the seats. This last approximately 2 seconds, at which time the beeping stopped, the emergency braking stopped and the seatbelts loosened. The driver was able to maintain steering input throughout and the vehicle continued driving normally afterward. At no time during this event was another vehicle, animal or barrier in front of the vehicle and there were no near-collisions that would or should have caused the system to engage.

- Parkville, MD, USA

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