really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,218 miles

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2005 Toyota Avalon seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 112014


  • 89,000 miles


The airbag on the drivers side near floor upon impact broke my ankle. The auto hit on the passengers front side. The accident happened when I tried to avoid hitting a cat and hit a telephone pole.to the best of my knowledge the impact should not have been so severe as to break the ankle causing a plate, rod, and several screws to be placed in the ankle, both sides had stitches approximately 8 to 12 inches. Now recently I had to have some of the hardware removed, causing me to lose more time from work. I have complete set of pictures of auto and surgery.

- Ocean City, NJ, USA

problem #4

Apr 212015

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 113,000 miles
Was driving on beltway in Washington, DC. Another vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed in an attempt to merge on the beltway when he clipped my vehicle. My vehicle spun around on beltway and hit guardrails at high rate of speed twice. Both front and back bumpers were completely torn apart in addition to huge dent in driver's side door. Front or side airbags did not deploy.

- Temple Hills, MD, USA

problem #3

Nov 042014

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 130,566 miles
Car was in park with engine running and airbags in driver's seat and roof deployed when driver's door was shut. Made numerous attempts with Toyota to repair and have had no success in getting this done. Vehicle was taken to a Toyota dealership on 11/13/14 to have diagnostic readings and was told we would be notified within 30 days by legal department. I have made numerous attempts at getting answers but have not had any success.

- Blackstone, MA, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Mar 272011

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Avalon. The contact was driving 60-65 mph when the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The brakes were depressed to the floorboard and the parking brake was engaged but to no avail and the vehicle continued to accelerate. The contact was concerned that he would crash into another vehicle and exited an off ramp where he crashed in an open field where the vehicle went airborne and rolled over several times. Before coming to rest right side up. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact sustained internal injuries and a fracture to both the left and right ribs. The vehicle was destroyed. A passenger sustained injuries to the ribs and vertebra. A police report was filed. The contact stated that he had never experienced the failure prior to the date of the crash. The approximate failure and current mileage was 62,000. The consumer also stated the air bags failed to deploy. The consumer stated the accelerator modification was performed by the dealer in April 2010. Updated evoq 06/15/11.

- Corona, CA, USA

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