really awful
Crashes / Fires:
24 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
20 / 2
Average Mileage:
38,746 miles

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2007 Toyota Avalon engine problems

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2007 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #2

Aug 072007

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,600 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Avalon. The consumer accelerated to pass a vehicle ad it took off and wouldn't slow down or stop. The brakes would hold the vehicle at that speed. The consumer placed the vehicle in neutral and stopped. The engine needle had redlined. The vehicle would also delay when accelerating from a stop and then take off rapidly. Updated 12/12/07

- Spartenburg, SC, USA

problem #1

Nov 232006

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,884 miles
Nov 23, 2006: In repositioning my 2007 Avalon XLS in the driveway of my sister's house, I slowly pulled forward to re-park and applied the brakes to stop and the accelerator immediately went to high rpms - I had to brake very hard to keep from hitting my brother-in-law and his house. I was braking - and turned off the ignition. On Dec 23, 2006 the same problem occurred two blocks in a row in our congested downtown area. The 1st time, I was stopping very slowly; the second time I was braking to wait for a parking space. The 1st time I tried changing gears and then turned off the ignition. The second time I immediately turned off the ignition. My wife was a witness. I drove this car for the month after it's purchase new (Sep 6, 2006), every 2nd/3rd day for the month of Oct 2006, and off/on during Nov 2006 without this problem. I told the local/district Toyota personnel that I could not trust this particular vehicle. It has been parked either at the dealership or in my garage almost every day since Dec 23, 2006. The district Toyota personnel said that they did not consider my car unsafe because they 'could not find any error codes' in the car's system, and on the 102 mile test drive they did, without me present, they did not experience my problem. They did simulate it by stepping on the brake and accelerator at the same time!!!! I was on the highest alert the second time it happened on December 23rd! my foot was not on the accelerator! I was braking all three times - or else my brother-in-law would have been injured, his house damaged, and cars downtown hit. I resent the insinuation that I was pushing both pedals all three times. No explanation why I had not experienced this problem in the nearly three months (with the same shoes on) before the problem first arose. Toyota closed my problem report as 'solved' even though the local service manager stated he did not consider it 'solved'. why?

- Columbia, MO, USA

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