fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,522 miles

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2005 Toyota Avalon body / paint problems

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2005 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 012013

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that the dashboard's vinyl cover fractured. The crack initiated at the driver side and spread to the air bag and glove compartment area. The contact was concerned that the air bag may deploy. The dealer stated that the dashboard was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 77,000. Updated 10/22/2014 updated 04/2/2015

- Venice, FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 012014

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 21,525 miles
Dashboard is cracked all across from the drivers side airbag to the left door. Also the dash is becoming sticky ans shiny. Toyota service quoted me almost $2500 to replace the dahboard.

- Seminole, FL, USA

problem #6

May 012012

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 22,300 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that the dashboard cracked due to defective material. The dashboard crack initiated in the air bag area and spread across the dashboard. The manufacturer was made a ware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 22,300 and the current mileage was 22,500. Updated 8/23/12

- Boyton Beach , FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 152005


  • miles


2005 Toyota Avalon with all leather interior. There are reports that leather from china can cause rashes to the skin due to an ingredient they put in the leather to protect it from mold. My wife and I have developed itchy rashes. Is it possible that the leather in our automobile could be infected" how can this be determined"

- Folsom, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 082008


  • miles
I have a 2005 Toyota Avalon. This week the front and back floors are drenched in water under the carpets. The technician to clean the car noted that there was black mold under the carpets. The belief is that the ac is not draining properly. What and how can this be resolved asap.

- Arlington, MA, USA

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problem #3

Nov 092006

(reported on)


  • miles
2005 Avalon transmission problems. The consumer stated the vehicle exhibited excessive wind noise. The consumer was told the vehicle was operating as designed. The transmission had a hesitation up to three seconds. Updated the consumer stated wanted to know the status of the complaint.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Mar 012006

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,350 miles
2005 Avalon instrument panel can not be seen at times in the daylight. The indicator lights for the gear shifter and HVAC controls were at times impossible to see. The angle of he dash, the colors used for lighting and the angle of the sunlight rendered the indicators unreadable. The dealer indicated that the vehicle conforms to FMVSS standards.

- Cupertino, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 062006


  • miles
2005 Avalon makes a whistling noise that comes from the window, and there is a knocking sound when turning. Gears felt as though they were slipping. ***** the injectors made a loud tapping noise. The front end made a knocking noise when making a slow left turn. The dealer installed window seals to alleviate the wind noise. The consumer heard a rattling noise on the dash as if the dash board was coming apart.

- Fort Smith, AR, USA

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