definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,120 miles

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2007 Toyota Avalon steering problems

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2007 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 022016


  • 12 miles


The vehicle speeds up when it want to on it own. The steering column falls all the time. The passaenger seat wont recline at all but will lean back

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #7

Aug 122014


  • 22,402 miles
Steering placement lock came loose while driving and steering column dropped to lowest level. This has happened 3 other times in city traffic. Trying to tighten the steering placement friction lock only seems to hold temporarily.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 012014

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
At 7 years old, my Toyota Avalon is leaking from the body of the rack and pinion gear. Dealer service states that 'this happens'. concerned that leak may cause loss of power steering while driving causing driver to over or understeer the vehicle. Could be considered for a possible safety issue.

- Saint Albans, MO, USA

problem #5

Jul 082014

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 91,000 miles


Idler bearing froze which took out serpentine belt. Lost power steering and cooling and electric. This is the second one I have replaced this year both being oem parts.

- Lantana, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 232012

Avalon 6-cyl

  • miles
When turning the steering wheel I hear this noise like there is something loose in the steering plus I was told that my tension rod needs to be replace at a cost of $1,500 my car is only 4 tears old there is no way my tension rod should need to be replace, I have talked to a lot of people and was told that it sounds like a defect in the steering and the tension rod.

- Bear, DE, USA

problem #3

Mar 192010


  • 43,000 miles
Steering colum adjusting control continues to release. This causes the steering wheel to go into the the dash area or up or down. There is no control of steering. Before this incident, oil burst all over the engine and drained out of my car, spilled onto the floor of my garage. The oil light or check engine light never came on. Dealer made repairs after keeping my car -not a recall notice but a noted problem. No power while pressing on the gas. There is a delayed reaction resulting in slow or no speed for passing or just driving (dealer indicated power trans problem - not recall kept car 3+ days for repairs). The grey paint has spots ithat will not come out with a wash and wax.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 082006


  • 52,048 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Avalon. Whenever the contact drove at various speeds including 25 mph, he noticed that the steering wheel suddenly fell backwards into the base of the steering column. The dealer stated that the failure could not be reproduced. The current and failure mileages were 52048. Updated 03/04/10.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 152007

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Avalon. While driving approximately 25 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle and steering wheel vibrated excessively when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle began pulling to the left and right intermittently without assistance. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and repaired. On four separate occasions, the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for identical failures without any resolutions. The vehicle has not been repaired again. The failure mileage was 500 and current mileage was 19,288. Updated 01/06/09. Updated 01/06/09.

- Marietta , OH, USA

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