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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,536 miles

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2003 Toyota Echo engine problems

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2003 Toyota Echo Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 132010

Echo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,536 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Echo. The contact stated that while his spouse was driving at approx 65 mph, the vehicle began to accelerate. The driver had to steer to the side of the road and hit a snowbank to avoid a serious accident. The contact noticed no prior experiences with the sudden acceleration before that day. The vehicle was towed to a dealership and the dealer test drove the vehicle and ran diagnostics tests. The dealer stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current mileage was approximately 63,800. The failure mileage was 63,536. Updated 03/30/10 updated 07/07/10.

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

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