pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,804 miles

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2014 Toyota Avalon electrical problems

electrical problem

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2014 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 292015


  • 13,250 miles


While traveling in the left lane at highway speed with no other vehicles in the lane in front of us for at least 100-150 feet, the collision avoidance system randomly engaged. This caused the vehicle to brake very hard, which caused us to decelerate rapidly (losing 20-30 mph in a short distance). The warning beeps that are normally associated with rapidly approaching another vehicle/barrier in front of the vehicle also were sounding, and a warning light came on the instrument panel. In addition, the seatbelts on both front seat occupants locked and drew us forcefully down and backwards into the seats. This last approximately 2 seconds, at which time the beeping stopped, the emergency braking stopped and the seatbelts loosened. The driver was able to maintain steering input throughout and the vehicle continued driving normally afterward. At no time during this event was another vehicle, animal or barrier in front of the vehicle and there were no near-collisions that would or should have caused the system to engage.

- Parkville, MD, USA

problem #4

Aug 132015


  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Toyota Avalon. Fifteen minutes after parking and exiting the vehicle, the contact returned to find the engine running independently and the doors locked. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 4,000. The VIN was not available.

- Carlisle, MA, USA

problem #3

May 082015


  • 6,572 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that the pre-collision system failed to work properly and was engaging and disengaging independently when there was no potential crash. The contact mentioned that when the failure occurred, the brakes engaged, the seat belt tightened, and the vehicle decelerated without warning. The dealer was made aware of the failure and was unable to supply a remedy. The dealer stated that the feature was set to the manufacturer's standards. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 6,572.

- Crofton, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 012014


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that the center console became extremely hot to the touch and a burning odor was present inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who was unable to diagnose the failure. The contact mentioned that the dealer tested the temperature inside the center console, which read more then 140 degrees. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000. The VIN was not available.

- Yorktown, VA, USA

problem #1

May 102014


  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that the information center became blank whenever the sun light reflected. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician stated that the vehicle was performing to standard and that they were unable to alter the design of the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 200 and the current mileage was 300.

- Mount Juliet, TN, USA

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