really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,514 miles

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2013 Toyota Avalon fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2013 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 102016


  • 14,200 miles


While parking my car, the motor suddenly accelerated without the accelerator pedal having been depressed. The car surged forward and even after the brake was applied the engine continued to accelerate for several seconds.

- Issaquah, WA, USA

problem #2

Apr 092015

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 16,543 miles
I'm not sure if the fuel/propulsion system is at fault; however, following is the problem I have experienced numerous times. When I tell Toyota service people about it, they don't seem concerned. When making a slow turn (usually left turn), it appears that I am about to stall - seems like there is not enough gas getting to system - or perhaps it is a transmission problem (geared down too low). I am a woman, so I don't know what the problem is. However, I have been scared numerous times. When this happens, I press the accelerator harder and I am always afraid the car is going to lurch forward too fast.

- Athens, TN, USA

problem #1

Jun 102013

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 3,800 miles
My wife was in a parking lot when the car suddenly accelerated on it's own she applied the brake without results. The car continued forward about 10 feet, and was stopped on impact by a picnic table and side of a building. She received a whiplash injury, recently diagnosed as herniated disks, and is currently under medical care.damage was confined to the grill and crumple zone in the front of the car.the insurance assessed the damage at $7,000, and has been repaired.

- Saint Augustine, FL, USA

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