pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,333 miles

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2001 Toyota Avalon suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #3

May 302005

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles


Steering wheel vibrates at speeds from 60 to 75 mph. Consumer took the vehicle to sears twice to balance and rotate the tires. This did not fix the problem. The consumer took the vehicle to Toyota and had the tires balanced again and the vehicle lubricated. This did not fix the problem either. Vehicle has 22000 miles. Consumer says that it feels like something is loose under the carriage. When the consumer applied the brakes there was a vibration.

- Bokraton, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 272001

(reported on)


  • miles
When driving with 4 average size adults in the Avalon (2 front/2 rear) - the rear bottoms out (axles/suspension) and the front scraps when going up driveways, over speedbumps, leaving driveways, etc. The front bumper/paint, middle underside, and/or the rear bumper/paint scrap severely along the ground and/or bump in the road. Everything can be felt when driving and there is a lot of scraping along the ground. Obviously something is wrong with the axles/struts/suspension - the dealer says there is nothing wrong and the car just has a soft ride. The steering wheel makes squeaking/rubbing noises - again the dealer says there is nothing wrong and just lubricated it. The front paint is chipping after a few months despite it being chip resistant paint. The chips look like the edges are ready to flake. The fuel tank nozzle is jambed against the left side of the gas door opening, thus requiring a person's hand to scrap against the car to open the fuel tank.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012001


  • miles
The vehicle "wanders" ie, at highway speeds the perceived feeling is that the vehicle is being driven in deep routes or over trolley tracks, much like the feeling when driving over a bridge surface that is constructed of metal grating. This creates an overall feeling that I have no real control over the vehicle.

- Newtown, PA, USA

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