fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,456 miles

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2006 Toyota Avalon lights problems

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2006 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 242010


  • 50,785 miles


Unintended acceleration of 2006 Toyota Avalon and headlight went off during the emergency stop (note: The Toyota Avalon has not gone through the recall repair but recall repair has been scheduled) I was driving on 101S near mountain view during evening commute hour. I was tapping the gas pedal as 101S was in stop-and-go traffic condition. I felt the Avalon went faster than I was expecting and I did not depress the gas pedal more than light tapping. The Avalon was at 40mph. I applied the brake to slow down the car immediately. I managed to stop my car in time to avoid a collision with a fully stopped vehicle in front of me. I noticed my auto headlight was off when I was in complete stop. I quickly turned the headlight switch from auto position to on and the headlight did not go on. I turned the switch to off position and on position. Then, the light came back on.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 162007

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,386 miles
(1) time is approximately 11:30 pm, January 16, 2007. I am driving southbound in outside lane on divided interstate highway approximately 400' behind vehicle ahead, headlights on dim. Weather is clear, roads are clear, however, area had recent ice and sleet but most has been snow plowed to the road shoulders. Traffic is light, with vehicles ahead and to the rear. Speed is approximately 60 mph and I am watching the road closely. Passenger in vehicle is witness. (2) I am immediately upon a chunk of ice about the size of a basketball that appeared to have fallen from the vehicle ahead. There was no swerve by the vehicle ahead to indicate an attempt to Dodge an object in the road. The ice is sliding on the road moving in the same direction as the traffic. I hit the ice with my vehicle just under the bumper and inside the left front wheel. The object was not illuminated by my vehicles headlights in time for me to brake or maneuver around it. The impact broke my front bumper cowling, under engine shield and right front wheel mud guard. (3) the vehicle is mobile and no parts left the vehicle as a result of the impact. A full inspection has not yet been conducted to determine if there are other damages. No estimate of cost has been secured although my estimation is they will approach $2500. Having had this experience, I question the integrity of the headlights ability to illuminate an object ahead of the vehicle while headlights are on dim. This is a new 2006 model full size car hid headlights. The headlights appear to do a very good job of lighting the roadway at a distance that appears to be about 150'. this illuminated distance is a noticeable difference (longer) from a second vehicle that I have although the second vehicle is a pickup about 8 years older with a different type of headlight.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #5

Oct 052006

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
We have found the auto leveling headlights (hid) to be aimed much too low. We are not comfortable using low beams at 55 mph and the high beams are not nearly as good as conventional headlights.

- Sumter, SC, USA

problem #4

Sep 142006

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,100 miles


2006 Toyota Avalon limited headlights have very poor illumination beyond 2 car lengths ahead of vehicle while driving at night. There is a very distinctive line where the headlights project ahead of the car and from there it's very dark ahead. Almost lost control of the car, at 60 mph trying to Dodge a dear in the road that wasn't visible due to such a poor headlight illumination. It's a driving safety issue that should be investigated. Took the vehicle to Toyota to get the headlights adjusted/aligned & they said they were properly adjusted at the factory & no problems noted!

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 012006


  • miles
2006 Toyota Avalon headlights are to dim after dark and does not project far enough to see in front of vehicle.

- Maumelle, AR, USA

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problem #2

Mar 012006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,505 miles
Hid headlights on the Toyota Avalon limited are unsafe at night especially on hills in unlit country areas when the arc of light extends less than 2 car lengths in front of the vehicle. I have dvd that I would like to provide for your viewing.

- Alton, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 062006

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 417 miles
: the contact stated at night with dim headlights, the vehicle was driven through country roads and mountains, but due to the automatic exterior level lighting there was poor visibility. The vehicle was seen by the dealer. The service department realigned the exterior headlights.

- Englewood, TN, USA

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