Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,447 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.

2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012016

Avalon Hybrid

  • 45,640 miles


I was driving without the cruise control on a paved road and the pre-collision system (pcs) suddenly sounded the alarm and slammed on the engine braking causing the car to instantly decelerate. I was thrown forward and the seat belt shoulder strap locked. All the items on my front passenger seat were thrown to the floor. There were no vehicles in front of me nor, thankfully, immediately behind me. The only thing I can figure out is that the pcs apparently activated detecting the metal in a cattle guard in the road in front of me. I have been over this road hundreds of times in this vehicle and why it happened today, I have no idea. I am quite sore in my shoulder, wrists and middle upper back from being thrown forward and then restrained by the shoulder strap locking.

- Vail, AZ, USA

problem #2

Mar 272015

Avalon Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 5,700 miles
When applying foot on accelerator vehicle delays movement and hesitation engine makes rattling noise hit bumps and potholes even highway joint very roughly, very poor steering control feels unsafe.

- Flushing, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 212015

Avalon Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
While traveling eastbound on the san francisco / oakland bay bridge at highway speed, the pre-collision system (pcs) spontaneously engaged, quickly bringing the vehicle to a stop. The road ahead was clear; there were no obstructions and no stopped traffic. Fortunately no cars were traveling close behind, otherwise a rear collision would have been likely.

- Redwood City, CA, USA

Not what you are looking for?