really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,537 miles

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2011 Toyota Avalon brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #3

May 132016


  • 124,000 miles


Sudden acceleration when shifted into reverse gear and the brakes would not even slow the car. It was only stopped by hitting a low retaining was, knocking it down, and then falling over the edge of the driveway and being suspended like a "see-saw" over the edge of the driveway with the possibility of a 10+ foot drop off into a wooded ravine.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 252014

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 15,610 miles
February 25, 2014, I arrived for my 2 P.M. doctor's appt and drove very slowly into a parking space. I was constantly braking because the Toyota Avalon sport 2011 has lots of low trim in the front of the car and I did not want to scratch the car. I kept my foot on the brake, stopped the car, then opened the door to check the white line to see if I was in my parking space. Then, the motor began accelerating very rapidly. Before I could turn the engine off, the car lunged forward and I felt like I was airborne. Within seconds, the car hit the very tall heavy metal and glass doors of the doctor's office and stopped. The car was covered with glass. The metal doors of the office were damaged. Please note, the airbags did not deploy. The entire front of the car: Grill, headlights, fenders and hood were damaged. Thankfully no one was injured.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 282012


  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that there was grinding noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The contact stated that the brake pedal seemed to go down closer to the floor when braking. The vehicle was taken to three different dealers and was told nothing was wrong with the brakes. Each dealer mentioned that there was posibility that the brakes produce noise whenever they were engaged. The contact stated that the vehicle had a longer stopping distance then before. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 27,000.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

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