TOYOTA AVALON PROBLEMS LEMON

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TOYOTA AVALON PROBLEMS LEMON, DEFECT

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Owners of the usually reliable Toyota Avalon are experiencing problems on the 2005, 2006, and 2007 models:

Toyota Motor Corp. long known for its problem-free cars and trucks, is experiencing quality control problems in a number of its products. Among the troubled models are Avalon, Prius and the FJ Cruiser, but it is the Avalon that has attracted the most industry attention. Toyota introduced the redesigned Avalon in 2005, and ever since it has been beset with problems.

For the Avalon, the Japanese automaker has provided service bulletins, which alerts dealers to problems, on bad U-joint welds, faulty catalytic converters and a leak in the oil supply line for variable valve timing. There also have been recalls to correct problems with air bags and the steering column on some Avalons. Transmission hesitation problems, which have plagued the automaker in the past, also have resurfaced with the five-speed automatic transmission installed in the Avalon.

While the earlier transmission problems were experienced by consumers in a variety of situations, this round of trouble surfaces particularly when the driver presses the acceleration pedal for greater speed. All the difficulties have resulted in the Avalon being downgrading in its quality rating to average by Consumer Reports. www.post-gazette.com/pg/06214/710304-185.stm

Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10116392 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: February 4, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B05U.

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

Summary:

NO ACCIDENTS SO FAR. PROBLEM SONAR CRUISE CONTROLLED CARS. I HAVE ANEW TOYOTA AVALON LIMITED. I HAVE THE SONAR CRUISE CONTROL WHICH WORKS VERY WELL. PROBLEM WHEN MY CAR SLOWS DOWN SUDDENLY BECAUSEOF THE CAR IN FRONT, THERE IS NO WARNING FOR THE CAR BEHIND ME.

TOYOTA WAS NOTIFIED OF THIS [PROBLEM AND TOLD ME NOT TO USE THE SONAR IN HEAVY TRAVELLED ROADS. THAT IS NO SOlUTION. THERE SHOULD BE A FIX TO MAKE THE BRAKE LIGHTS GO ON WHEN THE CAR IS SLOWED DOWN BY THE SONAR.

TOYOTA SAYS THAT THEY DO NOT GO ON. THAT IS THE PROBLEM NO WAARNING TO THE DRIVER IN THE REAR OF MY CAR. CAN ANYTHING BE DONE TO CORRECT THAT PROBLEM? PLEASE LET MER KNOW. SHAPM@BELLSOUTH.NET. *AK SEE ALSO VOQ 10119009. *DSY

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10119009 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: January 1, 1901

VIN. Not Available

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

Summary:

2002 TOYOTA AVALON HAS A POTENTIAL PROBLEM WITH THE SONAR CONTROLLED CRUISE CONTROL EQUIPMENT.*MR WHEN AND IF THAT CAR IN FRONT FOR SOME REASON OR OTHER, WILL SLOW DOWN QUICKLY. THE DRIVER BEHIND MY VEHICLE HAS NO IDEA AS TO WHAT IS HAPPENING AS THE BRAKE LIGHTS DO NOT SHOW THAT I AM SLOWING DOWN, ESPECIALLY IF CONSUMER ARE TRAVELING AT HIGH SPEEDS. *BF *NM SEE ALSO VOQ 10116392. *DSY

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10119869 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: April 28, 2005

VIN. Not Available

Component: OTHER

Summary:

WE LEASED A NEW 2005 TOYOTA AVALON.IMMEDIATELY,AFTER DRIVING 6 MILES,WE STARTED HEARING A CLUNK FROM THE LEFT REAR. I CALLED TOYOTA AND THEY SAID THEY WOULD CHECK IT WHEN I CAME BACK TO PUT THE SPOILER ON.THEY WERE ABLE TO DUPLICATE THE NOISE AND KEPT THE CAR FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

I DID GET CORPORATE TOYOTA INVOLVED BECAUSE THIS DEALERSHIP HAS BEEN UNTRUSTWORTHY SINCE DAY ONE WHEN THE LEASE WAS WRITTEN UP WRONG-THEY CALLED AND SAID THEY NEEDED TO REPLACE THE LEFT REAR LOWER SUB FRAME AND BUSHINGS BECAUSE THEY WERE WORN. HOW COULD IT BE WORN IF THE NOISE STARTED AFTER 6 MILES-BY THEN I HAD DRIVEN 400 MILES. THEY TOLD ME THEY HAD TO ORDER THE PARTS BUT THAT THE CAR WAS SAFE TO DRIVE.

WHEN I WENT TO PICK UP THE CAR,I ASKED 2 OTHER PEOPLE,THE ADVISOR AND THE MECHANIC IF THE CAR WAS SAFE TO DRIVE BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO DRIVE IT FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO LOS ANGELES,THEY BOTH SAID YES. AS THEY WERE HANDING ME THE KEYS TO LEAVE,ANOTHER MECJANIC CAME RUNING OVER AND SAID THE CAR WAS DANGEROUS TO DRIVE AND I COULD NOT HAVE IT.

WHILE I WAS VERY GLAD THE OTHER MECHANIC CAUGHT THE MISTAKE,HE SAID NO ONE HAD WRITTEN ON MY PAPERWORK THAT THE CAR WAS UNSAFE TO DRIVE,I DID INDEED DRIVE A DANGEROUS CAR THAT WAS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE FOR 2 WEEKS. WHILE IF THIS WAS A USED CAR,I PROBABLY WOULD NOT BE WRITING THIS,BUT IT WAS A BRAND NEW CAR! WHAT IF SOMETHING WOULD HAVE HAPPENED TO ME WHILE DRIVING PRIOR TO ME TAKING IT IN,AND -GOD FORBID-THE OTHER MECHANIC DID NOT CATCH THE MISTAKE- I THOUGHT WHEN WE BOUGHT NEW CARS THEY ARE TO BE SAFE TO DRIVE!

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10120329 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: May 9, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B55U.

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Summary:

I HAVE HAD REPEATED PROBLEMS WITH THE AUTOMATIC ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION IN MY TOYOTA AVALON 2005 LIMITED OVER THE PAST MONTH. I HAVE HAD THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP TO HAVE DIAGNOSTICS DONE. THE DEALERSHIP TOLD ME THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH MY CAR AND I WOULD HAVE TO TRAIN MY CAR COMPUTER TO DRIVE.

I HAVE OVER 1500 MILES ON THE CAR AND I CONTINUE TO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS. I DRIVE THE CAR AND MAKE STARTS AND STOPS SEVERAL TIMES WITHOUT ISSUE, THEN AT THE NEXT STOP I START OUT AND THE CAR SEEMS TO SHIFT IMMEDIATELY TO A HIGHER GEAR AND I HAVE TO HIT THE BRAKES TO AVOID HITTING OTHER CARS. OTHER TIMES, I WILL PRESS THE GAS PEDAL AND HAVE NO RESPONSE FOR SEVERAL SECONDS BEFORE THE CAR TAKES OFF. IT MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT TO MERGE INTO TRAFFIC AS I NEVER KNOW WHEN THE CAR WILL GO OR NOT GO.

THERE ARE YET OTHER TIMES THAT IT WILL START OFF NORMALLY AND THEN SEEM TO GET STUCK IN WHAT SEEMS LIKE SECOND GEAR AND REV FOR SEVERAL SECONDS BEFORE SHIFTING. PREVIOUSLY, I HAVE PRESSED THE GAS PEDAL AND ENDED UP LURCHING FORWARD WHEN THE SHIFT FINALLY OCCURRED. NOW I LET IT REV UNTIL IT SHIFTS ITSELF WITH NO ADDITIONAL GAS PEDAL DEPRESSION.

WHILE THIS HAS STOPPED THE LURCHING, IT HAS LEFT ME VENERABLE IN THAT I CAN NOT DEPEND ON WHEN THE CAR WILL ACCELERATE SO I CAN AVOID ACCIDENTS WITH OTHER VEHICLES, PEOPLE, AND OBJECTS. THIS HAS BEEN QUITE FRUSTRATING. I CONSIDER IT A MATTER OF MY LIFE AND DEATH BECAUSE I TAKE COUMADIN AND IF I AM IN AN ACCIDENT, IT COULD AND QUITE POSSIBLE WOULD COST ME MY LIFE.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT CAN BE DONE TO ENCOURAGE TOYOTA TO DEAL WITH THIS PROBLEM.

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10121398 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: May 18, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B55U.

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Summary:

I JUST PURCHASED 2005 TOYOTA AVALON LIMITED. I EXPERIENCE TERRIBLE TRANSMISSION HESITATION/SLIPPAGE. IT IS GETTING DANGEROUS WHEN I HAVE TO ENTER HIGHWAY RAMP BECAUSE OF TRANSMISSION HESITATION.WHEN I COAST AT LOW SPEED, FOR EXAMPLE, I NOTICE A RED TRAFFIC LIGHT AHEAD AND TAKE MY FOOT OFF THE GAS, THE CAR THEN CONTINUES FORWARD AS IF IN GEAR AND AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME IT FEELS AS IF THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTS TO NEUTRAL, THE RPMS DROP TO BELOW 1,000.

THEN THE TRAFFIC LIGHT CHANGES WHEN MY SPEED IS ABOUT 5 – 10 MPH AND I SLOWLY DEPRESS THE ACCELERATOR. THE ENGINE RPMS INCREASE ABOUT 300 – 500 RPMS BUT THERE IS NO ACCELERATION. THEN THE TRANSMISSION GETS THE MESSAGE AND WE START TO ACCELERATE.

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10122087 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: May 19, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B55U.

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Summary:

I RECENTLY PURCHASED A 2005 TOYOTA LIMITED. THE TRANSMISSION POSES SAFETY PROBLEMS BECAUSE IT IS VERY UNEVEN AND UNPREDICTABLE, SHIFTING WHEN YOU DON’T EXPECT SHIFTING, AT LOWER AND HIGHER SPEEDS AND IN CRUISE CONTROL. (SEE THE ON-LINE DISCUSSION FORUM AT EDMUNDS WEBSITE REGARDING THIS PROBLEM WHICH MANY OWNERS ARE EXPERIENCING.

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10125417 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: June 8, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B25U.

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Summary:

DT: TOYOTA AVALON 2005, TOTAL BRAKE FAILURE. THERE WERE NO BRAKES AFTER CONSUMER GOT OIL CHANGED, CONSUMER HAD THE DEALERSHIP FIX THE PROBLEM, DEALERSHIP PUT IN A NEW MASTER CYLINDER. AS OF JUNE 15,2005 CONSUMER HAS NOT PICKED UP THE VEHICLE FROM THE DEALERSHIP. *AK *SB

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10127389 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: July 1, 2005

VIN. Not Available

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Summary:

NOTICING HESITATION AT LOW SPEED GEAR SHIFTING. RESULTS IN NO ACCELERATION INSPITE OF PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR AND AFTER A LAG CAR SUDDENLY RESPONDS. HAD TROUBLE WHILE MERGING FROM THE RAMP ON TO THE HIGHWAY NOW FOR A TOTAL OF THREE TIMES.

CONCERNED THAT THIS MAY RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT SPECIALLY WHILE MERGING OR DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS IN HEAVT TRAFFIC.

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10128356 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: July 11, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B25U.

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Summary:

I HAVE A 2005 TOYOTA AVALON PURCHASED NEW IN APRIL,2005.I ALSO HAVE AN EARLIER COMPLAINT,ODI#10119869,REGARDING HAVING TO RE SAUDER RADIO SPEAKER WIRES,REPLACING THE BUSHINGS AND LOWER SUB FRAME,AS WELL AS AIR CONDITONING,STEERING,AND RADIO PROBLEMS ALL OCCURRING IN THE FIRST 33 MILES OF OWNING THE NEW CAR.I ACCIDENTALLY FILED IT UNDER A TOYOTA SCION FOR TOYOTA CORP. PLEASE SEE THAT COMPLIANT ALSO. THIS COMPLAINT IS ABOUT THE TRANSMISSION.

IT SEEMS TO NOT WANT TO GET OUT OF FIRST GEAR.GETTING ONTO THE THE FREEWAY IS TERRIBLE,AS WELL AS DRIVING IN SLOW TRAFFIC. I HAVE TAKEN IT INTO THE DUBLIN TOYOTA DEALERSHIP AND THEY SAID THERE IS NOTHING WRONG,IT’S JUST THAT THE SENSORY COMPUTER IN THE CAR KNOWS HOW I DRIVE AND THE GEARS FOLLOW MY DRIVING HABITS. THEY SAID THEY RESET IT,THAT MAYBE WHEN THE CAR WAS TEST DRIVEN,IT SET ITSELF TO ANOTHER DRIVER.

THEY SAID TO DRIVE IT EASY FOR THE FIRST 50 MILES,THEN NORMALLY AFTER THAT. WELL, BEFORE I EVEN DROVE OFF THIER LOT,IT STUCK AGAIN-BUT I HAD TO GO TO WORK SO I CALLED THEM AS SOON AS I GOT TO WORK AND HAVE TO TAKE IT BACK IN AGAIN. THE REAL SAFETY ISSUE OCCURRED YESTERDAY,WHEN I WAS THE FIRST CAR WAITING AT A TRAIN CROSSING FOR ABOUT 3 MINUTES WHILE THE TRAIN WAS PASSING.

AFETR IT PASSED,AS I WAS CROSSING THE TRACKS,IT TOOK ABOUT 15 SECONDS FOR THE CAR TO MOVE ,AGAIN STUCK AND REVING IN LOW GEAR!I HAVE ALMOST BEEN REAR ENDED ON FREEWAY ENTRANCES,RED LIGHTS TURNING TO GREEN,ANDND NUMEROURS OTHER TIMES,AND NOW ON TRAIN TRACKS. SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE- I ALSO HAVE COMPLIINED TO THE DEALERSHIP ABOUT NOISES WHEN STEERING AND THEY SAID IT IS JUST THE RELEASE OF THE BRAKES.SINCE I CANNNOT DUPLICATE IT,THEY SAY THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO- IT IS NOT THE BRAKES BECAUSE IT HAPPENS WHEN I AM MAKING SHARP TURNS.

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10128356 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: July 11, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B25U.

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Summary:

I HAVE A 2005 TOYOTA AVALON PURCHASED NEW IN APRIL,2005.I ALSO HAVE AN EARLIER COMPLAINT,ODI#10119869,REGARDING HAVING TO RE SAUDER RADIO SPEAKER WIRES,REPLACING THE BUSHINGS AND LOWER SUB FRAME,AS WELL AS AIR CONDITONING,STEERING,AND RADIO PROBLEMS ALL OCCURRING IN THE FIRST 33 MILES OF OWNING THE NEW CAR.I ACCIDENTALLY FILED IT UNDER A TOYOTA SCION FOR TOYOTA CORP. PLEASE SEE THAT COMPLIANT ALSO. THIS COMPLAINT IS ABOUT THE TRANSMISSION.

IT SEEMS TO NOT WANT TO GET OUT OF FIRST GEAR.GETTING ONTO THE THE FREEWAY IS TERRIBLE,AS WELL AS DRIVING IN SLOW TRAFFIC. I HAVE TAKEN IT INTO THE DUBLIN TOYOTA DEALERSHIP AND THEY SAID THERE IS NOTHING WRONG,IT’S JUST THAT THE SENSORY COMPUTER IN THE CAR KNOWS HOW I DRIVE AND THE GEARS FOLLOW MY DRIVING HABITS. THEY SAID THEY RESET IT,THAT MAYBE WHEN THE CAR WAS TEST DRIVEN,IT SET ITSELF TO ANOTHER DRIVER.

THEY SAID TO DRIVE IT EASY FOR THE FIRST 50 MILES,THEN NORMALLY AFTER THAT. WELL, BEFORE I EVEN DROVE OFF THIER LOT,IT STUCK AGAIN-BUT I HAD TO GO TO WORK SO I CALLED THEM AS SOON AS I GOT TO WORK AND HAVE TO TAKE IT BACK IN AGAIN. THE REAL SAFETY ISSUE OCCURRED YESTERDAY,WHEN I WAS THE FIRST CAR WAITING AT A TRAIN CROSSING FOR ABOUT 3 MINUTES WHILE THE TRAIN WAS PASSING.

AFETR IT PASSED,AS I WAS CROSSING THE TRACKS,IT TOOK ABOUT 15 SECONDS FOR THE CAR TO MOVE ,AGAIN STUCK AND REVING IN LOW GEAR!I HAVE ALMOST BEEN REAR ENDED ON FREEWAY ENTRANCES,RED LIGHTS TURNING TO GREEN,ANDND NUMEROURS OTHER TIMES,AND NOW ON TRAIN TRACKS. SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE- I ALSO HAVE COMPLIINED TO THE DEALERSHIP ABOUT NOISES WHEN STEERING AND THEY SAID IT IS JUST THE RELEASE OF THE BRAKES.SINCE I CANNNOT DUPLICATE IT,THEY SAY THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO- IT IS NOT THE BRAKES BECAUSE IT HAPPENS WHEN I AM MAKING SHARP TURNS.

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10128356 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: July 11, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B25U.

Component: STEERING

Summary:

I HAVE A 2005 TOYOTA AVALON PURCHASED NEW IN APRIL,2005.I ALSO HAVE AN EARLIER COMPLAINT,ODI#10119869,REGARDING HAVING TO RE SAUDER RADIO SPEAKER WIRES,REPLACING THE BUSHINGS AND LOWER SUB FRAME,AS WELL AS AIR CONDITONING,STEERING,AND RADIO PROBLEMS ALL OCCURRING IN THE FIRST 33 MILES OF OWNING THE NEW CAR.I ACCIDENTALLY FILED IT UNDER A TOYOTA SCION FOR TOYOTA CORP. PLEASE SEE THAT COMPLIANT ALSO. THIS COMPLAINT IS ABOUT THE TRANSMISSION.

IT SEEMS TO NOT WANT TO GET OUT OF FIRST GEAR.GETTING ONTO THE THE FREEWAY IS TERRIBLE,AS WELL AS DRIVING IN SLOW TRAFFIC. I HAVE TAKEN IT INTO THE DUBLIN TOYOTA DEALERSHIP AND THEY SAID THERE IS NOTHING WRONG,IT’S JUST THAT THE SENSORY COMPUTER IN THE CAR KNOWS HOW I DRIVE AND THE GEARS FOLLOW MY DRIVING HABITS. THEY SAID THEY RESET IT,THAT MAYBE WHEN THE CAR WAS TEST DRIVEN,IT SET ITSELF TO ANOTHER DRIVER. THEY SAID TO DRIVE IT EASY FOR THE FIRST 50 MILES,THEN NORMALLY AFTER THAT.

WELL, BEFORE I EVEN DROVE OFF THIER LOT,IT STUCK AGAIN-BUT I HAD TO GO TO WORK SO I CALLED THEM AS SOON AS I GOT TO WORK AND HAVE TO TAKE IT BACK IN AGAIN. THE REAL SAFETY ISSUE OCCURRED YESTERDAY,WHEN I WAS THE FIRST CAR WAITING AT A TRAIN CROSSING FOR ABOUT 3 MINUTES WHILE THE TRAIN WAS PASSING.

AFETR IT PASSED,AS I WAS CROSSING THE TRACKS,IT TOOK ABOUT 15 SECONDS FOR THE CAR TO MOVE ,AGAIN STUCK AND REVING IN LOW GEAR!I HAVE ALMOST BEEN REAR ENDED ON FREEWAY ENTRANCES,RED LIGHTS TURNING TO GREEN,ANDND NUMEROURS OTHER TIMES,AND NOW ON TRAIN TRACKS. SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE- I ALSO HAVE COMPLIINED TO THE DEALERSHIP ABOUT NOISES WHEN STEERING AND THEY SAID IT IS JUST THE RELEASE OF THE BRAKES.SINCE I CANNNOT DUPLICATE IT,THEY SAY THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO- IT IS NOT THE BRAKES BECAUSE IT HAPPENS WHEN I AM MAKING SHARP TURNS.

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10128356 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: July 11, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B25U.

Component: SUSPENSION:REAR

Summary:

I HAVE A 2005 TOYOTA AVALON PURCHASED NEW IN APRIL,2005.I ALSO HAVE AN EARLIER COMPLAINT,ODI#10119869,REGARDING HAVING TO RE SAUDER RADIO SPEAKER WIRES,REPLACING THE BUSHINGS AND LOWER SUB FRAME,AS WELL AS AIR CONDITONING,STEERING,AND RADIO PROBLEMS ALL OCCURRING IN THE FIRST 33 MILES OF OWNING THE NEW CAR.I ACCIDENTALLY FILED IT UNDER A TOYOTA SCION FOR TOYOTA CORP. PLEASE SEE THAT COMPLIANT ALSO. THIS COMPLAINT IS ABOUT THE TRANSMISSION.

IT SEEMS TO NOT WANT TO GET OUT OF FIRST GEAR.GETTING ONTO THE THE FREEWAY IS TERRIBLE,AS WELL AS DRIVING IN SLOW TRAFFIC. I HAVE TAKEN IT INTO THE DUBLIN TOYOTA DEALERSHIP AND THEY SAID THERE IS NOTHING WRONG,IT’S JUST THAT THE SENSORY COMPUTER IN THE CAR KNOWS HOW I DRIVE AND THE GEARS FOLLOW MY DRIVING HABITS. THEY SAID THEY RESET IT,THAT MAYBE WHEN THE CAR WAS TEST DRIVEN,IT SET ITSELF TO ANOTHER DRIVER. THEY SAID TO DRIVE IT EASY FOR THE FIRST 50 MILES,THEN NORMALLY AFTER THAT.

WELL, BEFORE I EVEN DROVE OFF THIER LOT,IT STUCK AGAIN-BUT I HAD TO GO TO WORK SO I CALLED THEM AS SOON AS I GOT TO WORK AND HAVE TO TAKE IT BACK IN AGAIN. THE REAL SAFETY ISSUE OCCURRED YESTERDAY,WHEN I WAS THE FIRST CAR WAITING AT A TRAIN CROSSING FOR ABOUT 3 MINUTES WHILE THE TRAIN WAS PASSING.

AFETR IT PASSED,AS I WAS CROSSING THE TRACKS,IT TOOK ABOUT 15 SECONDS FOR THE CAR TO MOVE ,AGAIN STUCK AND REVING IN LOW GEAR!I HAVE ALMOST BEEN REAR ENDED ON FREEWAY ENTRANCES,RED LIGHTS TURNING TO GREEN,ANDND NUMEROURS OTHER TIMES,AND NOW ON TRAIN TRACKS. SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE- I ALSO HAVE COMPLIINED TO THE DEALERSHIP ABOUT NOISES WHEN STEERING AND THEY SAID IT IS JUST THE RELEASE OF THE BRAKES.SINCE I CANNNOT DUPLICATE IT,THEY SAY THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO- IT IS NOT THE BRAKES BECAUSE IT HAPPENS WHEN I AM MAKING SHARP TURNS.

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10137603 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: September 18, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B35U.

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Summary:

DT: THE THROTTLE STUCK TO THE FLOOR, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO GO FORWARD QUICKLY. WITH A LOT OF EFFORT THE CONSUMER WAS ABLE TO GET THE VEHICLE IN NEUTRAL AND SHUT IT OFF. THIS HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2005.

WHEN THE CONSUMER TOOK VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR REPAIRS THEY TOLD HIM THAT THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE VEHICLE. THEY DID NOTHING TO ALTER THE VEHICLE. THE CONSUMER FELT THAT THE VEHICLE WAS UNSAFE TO DRIVE. *AK

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10138979 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: September 3, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B45U.

Component: POWER TRAIN

Summary:

WE HAD HAVE OUR 2005 AVALON LIMITED FOR 2 MONTHS NOW. WHILE THIS CAR IS AN ABSOLUTE GEM, WE HAVE EXPERIENCE THE ACCELERATION HESITATION AS DID OTHER OWNERS. WE TOOK IT IN TO THE DEALER, AND LUCKILY, HE WAS ABLE TO REPLICATE THE PROBLEM. UNFORTUNATELY, HE SAID THAT THERE IS NOTHING MECHANICALLY WRONG WITH THE VEHICLE.

THE ISSUE LIES IN THE COMPUTER ELECTRONICS. HE COULD CHANGE OUT THE BRAINS OF THE CAR, BUT IT WOULD NOT ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEM. HE ADVISED US TO CALL TOYOTA’S 800-NUMBER TO FILE A REPORT IN HOPES OF RAISING TOYOTA’S AWARENESS. *NM

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10139791 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: August 16, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B05U.

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

Summary:

WITH CRUISE CONTROL (CC) ON, BETWEEN ABOUT 30 70 MPH, ON INCLINES THAT CAUSE A SPEED DECREASE OF 3+ MPH, CAR DOWNSHIFTS MORE THAN THE NORMAL 1 GEAR, SURGES AHEAD QUITE VIOLENTLY, WITH LARGE RPM INCREASES, TO 3+ MPH ABOVE THAT SET, THEN SLOWLY SETTLES TO THE SET SPEED. WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL SET AT 70 MPH ON A LEVEL INTERSTATE, I SLOWED TO 60 MPH SET THE RESUME FUNCTION; IT DOWNSHIFTED ONCE, ACCELERATING NORMALLY, UNTIL, @ 64 MPH, DOWNSHIFTED AGAIN, MORE THAN ONE MORE GEAR SURGED VIOLENTLY AHEAD, UP ABOUT 3000 RPM TO 72-73 MPH BEFORE RETURNING TO 5TH GEAR, SLOWING TO 70 MPH.

THE RAPID INCREASES ARE STARTLING TO ALL OCCUPANTS, AND COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF CONTROL, AND THE OFTEN RAPID BRAKING TO MAINTAIN CONTROL, A REAL CHALLENGE FOR THE TAILGATER BEHIND ON A CELL PHONE! DOWNHILL, WITH CRUISE CONTROL ON, IT USUALLY, BUT NOT ALWAYS, SPEEDS UP EXCESSIVELY; MORE THAN WITH CRUISE CONTROL OFF. IT USUALLY ACTS NORMAL ON FLAT ROADS, AND, EXCEPT AS STATED, ON HIGH SPEED HIGHWAYS WITH GRADUAL INCLINES.

WITH CRUISE CONTROL OFF, NONE OF THESE ABNORMAL THINGS HAPPEN. WHEN THE DEALERS SHOP FOREMAN HAD ME TEST DRIVE A 2006 WITH HIM AS PASSENGER. AND BOTH CARS DID IT HE DECIDED IT WAS NORMAL. BUT EVEN IF ALL 05/06 AVALONS DO, IT’S NOT NORMAL.

WHILE I DO KNOW THAT DOWNSHIFTING GENTLY IN THE RIGHT CIRCUMSTANCES IS NORMAL, AS A HIGHLY EXPERIENCED COMMERCIAL DRIVER AIRCRAFT PILOT/MECHANIC, AVID CC USER, I HAVE NEVER HAD A VEHICLE ACT LIKE THIS. WHEN I PHONED CORPORATE TOYOTA, THEY OPENED CASE #2005 0921 1138; HAD THE AREA REP. INVESTIGATE (HE/SHE NEVER CONTACTED ME, OR DROVE MY CAR); TOLD ME THAT SINCE THE AREA REP CONSIDERS IT NORMAL MY ONLY RECOURSE WITH THEM IS TO ENTER ARBITRATION.

WE LIKE THIS CAR VERY MUCH, WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IT IF THIS CAN BE RECTIFIED. SURELY IT’S A SOFTWARE GLITCH OR SOMETHING ALONG THAT LINE. PLEASE HELP SOLVE THIS OBVIOUS DESIGN FLAW, BEFORE A TRAGEDY FORCES IT. THANK YOU. *JB

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10139804 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: October 14, 2005

VIN. Not Available

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Summary:

WE PURCHASED A 2005 AVALON LIMITED. FROM NEARLY THE FIRST DAY WE NOTICED A HESITATION DRIVING. THE SYMPTOM IS THAT THE CAR WILL HESITATE AS IT THINKS ABOUT WHAT GEAR TO GO INTO.

THIS IS NOTICEABLE GOING UP A HILL, AND IS AT ITS WORST IN A SLOW TURN WHEN THE CAR SEEMS LIKE IT MIGHT STALL. QUITE SIMPLY THIS IS DANGEROUS AND FROM EVERYTHING WE HAVE LEERED A RESULT OF DRIVE BY WIRE. THE DEALER SAYS IT IS NORMAL AND THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO. WE SPENT CLOSE TO $35,000 FOR THIS CAR AND IT IS OUTRAGEOUS TO HAVE THIS PROBLEM.

THIS CAR IS DANGEROUS TO DRIVE. THERE ARE NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS PROBLEM ON AVALON (AS WELL AS OTHER TOYOTA MODELS).*JB

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10140664 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: October 24, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B65U.

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

Summary:

I OWN A 2005 TOYOTA AVALON LIMITED, THIS IS THE SECOND TIME WITHIN AN APPROXIMATE SIX MONTH PERIOD THAT THE VEHICLE JUST SHUT OFF WHILE IN OPERATION. DURING BOTH OCCASIONS THE ENGINE SURGED, HESITATED AND SHUT OFF. THE VEHICLE COULD NOT BE RESTARTED AND WAS TOWED TO DEALER. THE FIRST REPAIR FOR THIS PROBLEM, MECHANICS STATED WAS A FUSE IN THE FUEL CONTROL SYSTEM THAT BLEW. THE VEHICLE IS PRESENTLY IN THE SHOP FOR THE SAME PROBLEM.

THEY ADVISED AT THIS TIME THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS CAUSING THE FUSE TO BLOW. EACH FAILURE OCCURRED DURING NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS, CLEAR DRY DAY, FREEWAY DRIVING. *NM

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10140951 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: July 29, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B35U.

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Summary:

2005 TOYOTA AVALON – AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION – CONTROL MODULE I JUST PURCHASED 2005 TOYOTA AVALON LIMITED. I EXPERIENCE TERRIBLE TRANSMISSION HESITATION/SLIPPAGE. IT IS GETTING DANGEROUS WHEN I HAVE TO ENTER HIGHWAY RAMP BECAUSE OF TRANSMISSION HESITATION.

WHEN I COAST AT LOW SPEED, FOR EXAMPLE, I NOTICE A RED TRAFFIC LIGHT AHEAD AND TAKE MY FOOT OFF THE GAS, THE CAR THEN CONTINUES FORWARD AS IF IN GEAR AND AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME IT FEELS AS IF THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTS TO NEUTRAL, THE RPMS DROP TO BELOW 1,000. THEN THE TRAFFIC LIGHT CHANGES WHEN MY SPEED IS ABOUT 5 – 10 MPH AND I SLOWLY DEPRESS THE ACCELERATOR. THE ENGINE RPMS INCREASE ABOUT 300 – 500 RPMS BUT THERE IS NO ACCELERATION. THEN THE TRANSMISSION GETS THE MESSAGE AND WE START TO ACCELERATE. *JB

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10141745 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: August 21, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B25U.

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Summary:

DT: THE CONSUMER COMPLAINED ABOUT AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. WHEN APPLYING PRESSURE TO THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL THE GEAR WOULD NOT ENGAGE. THE VEHICLE DID NOT SHIFT GEARS SMOOTHLY. THE CONSUMER SUSPECTED THAT THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL.

THE CONSUMER LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE WHEN ANOTHER VEHICLE PASSED. THE DEALERSHIP INFORMED THE CONSUMER THAT THEY COULD NOT DO ANYTHING BECAUSE THE VEHICLE WAS COMPUTER CONTROLLED. *AK (12/01/05) *SC

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10141745 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: August 21, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B25U.

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Summary:

DT: THE CONSUMER COMPLAINED ABOUT AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. WHEN APPLYING PRESSURE TO THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL THE GEAR WOULD NOT ENGAGE. THE VEHICLE DID NOT SHIFT GEARS SMOOTHLY.

THE CONSUMER SUSPECTED THAT THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL. THE CONSUMER LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE WHEN ANOTHER VEHICLE PASSED. THE DEALERSHIP INFORMED THE CONSUMER THAT THEY COULD NOT DO ANYTHING BECAUSE THE VEHICLE WAS COMPUTER CONTROLLED. *AK (12/01/05) *SC

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Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10141745 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: August 21, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B25U.

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Summary:

DT: THE CONSUMER COMPLAINED ABOUT AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. WHEN APPLYING PRESSURE TO THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL THE GEAR WOULD NOT ENGAGE. THE VEHICLE DID NOT SHIFT GEARS SMOOTHLY. THE CONSUMER SUSPECTED THAT THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL.

THE CONSUMER LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE WHEN ANOTHER VEHICLE PASSED. THE DEALERSHIP INFORMED THE CONSUMER THAT THEY COULD NOT DO ANYTHING BECAUSE THE VEHICLE WAS COMPUTER CONTROLLED. *AK (12/01/05) *SC

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Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10142940 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: September 26, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B15U.

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Summary:

UNEXPECTEDLY THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED WHEN BACKING OUT OF DRIVEWAY WITH FOOT ON BRAKE. WENT TO NEUTRAL AND ENGINE SLOWED DOWN. PUT IN DRIVE AND IT TRIED TO RUN AWAY AGAIN.

TOOK TO DEALER AND COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG AND NO CODES IN COMPUTER LOG. TWICE PREVIOUSLY HAD SIMILAR UNCONTROLLED ACCELERATION WHEN DRIVING ON FREEWAY. BRAKED LIGHTLY TO CHANGE LANES AND CAR UNCONTROLLABLY ACCELERATED.

SHIFTED TO NEUTRAL WITH HEAVY BRAKING AND ENGINE RESPONSE CAME BACK UNDER CONTROL. CAR ONLY HAS 3200 MILES ON IT AT THIS DATE. 9/26/05 INCIDENT WAS AT 1975 MILES ON VEHICLE, PRIOR INCIDENTS WERE PROBABLY A MONTH TO 6 WEEKS EARLIER. *JB SEE ALSO VOQ 10149436. *DSY

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Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. Yes Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10143194 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: October 19, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36R65V.

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES

Summary:

CONSUMER BRAKES DID NOT WORK ON TOYOTA AVALON 2005. *TS (11/17/05) THE VEHICLE ALSO WOULD EXPERIENCED SUDDEN ACCELERATION WHEN THE BRAKES WERE APPLIED. ON ONE OCCASION, THE VEHICLE JUMPED 6 FEET BEFORE COMING TO A HALT. *SC

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10144371 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: June 6, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B15U.

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Summary:

SINCE PURCHASING THE AVALON IN EARLY JUNE, I HAVE BEEN FRUSTRATED WITH HOW THE CAR OPERATES BETWEEN 20 AND 40 MILES PER HOUR. THE CAR DOES NOT ALWAYS KNOW WHAT GEAR IT NEEDS TO SHIFT INTO. IT WILL FREQUENTLY RACE 1000 RPM AHEAD WITHOUT ANY CHANGE IN SPEED.

THEN SUDDENLY IT WILL ACCELERATE AND THE RPM’S WILL DROP BACK TO NORMAL RPM. IT SEEMS TO HAPPEN MOST OFTEN IN RUSH TRAFFIC WHEN TRYING TO CHANGE LANES. THE HESITATION IN ACCELERATION WILL CAUSE ME TO LOSE MOST OF MY MARGIN OF SAFETY IN THE PROCESS OF CHANGING LANES. IN THIS REGARD, THE CAR IS NOT SAFE.

THERE IS NO WAY TO PREDICT WHEN THE PROBLEM WILL OCCUR, AND THEREIN, LIES THE SAFETY HAZARD. IT WOULD SEEM THAT THE LAST EFFORT BY THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT TO UPDATE MY COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FAILED TO ACHIEVE ANY LEVEL OF IMPROVEMENT TO MY SATISFACTION WITH ONE EXCEPTION. SINCE THE FIRST COMPUTER UPGRADE, I HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED THE COMPLETE LOSS OF GEAR AT HIGH SPEEDS.

IS THIS A PROBLEM IN ALL 2005 AVALONS? IS TOYOTA AWARE OF THE PROBLEM AND DO THEY HAVE PLANS TO RESOLVE IT? SERVICED ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21. TOYOTA RESET THE COMPUTER LEARNING BACK TO FACTORY DEFAULT.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT IN CA EXPLAINED THAT THERE ARE NO CURRENT PLANS TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE. ONCE THE LEARNING PROCESS DEVELOPS A BAD PATTERN, IT MUST BE RESET BACK TO FACTORY DEFAULT AND THE RELEARNING STARTED OVER. THE PROBLEM STARTED ALL OVER AGAIN AND THERE IS NO UNLEARNING THE PROBLEM. *JB

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10144371 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: June 6, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B15U.

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Summary:

SINCE PURCHASING THE AVALON IN EARLY JUNE, I HAVE BEEN FRUSTRATED WITH HOW THE CAR OPERATES BETWEEN 20 AND 40 MILES PER HOUR. THE CAR DOES NOT ALWAYS KNOW WHAT GEAR IT NEEDS TO SHIFT INTO. IT WILL FREQUENTLY RACE 1000 RPM AHEAD WITHOUT ANY CHANGE IN SPEED. THEN SUDDENLY IT WILL ACCELERATE AND THE RPM’S WILL DROP BACK TO NORMAL RPM. IT SEEMS TO HAPPEN MOST OFTEN IN RUSH TRAFFIC WHEN TRYING TO CHANGE LANES.

THE HESITATION IN ACCELERATION WILL CAUSE ME TO LOSE MOST OF MY MARGIN OF SAFETY IN THE PROCESS OF CHANGING LANES. IN THIS REGARD, THE CAR IS NOT SAFE. THERE IS NO WAY TO PREDICT WHEN THE PROBLEM WILL OCCUR, AND THEREIN, LIES THE SAFETY HAZARD.

IT WOULD SEEM THAT THE LAST EFFORT BY THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT TO UPDATE MY COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FAILED TO ACHIEVE ANY LEVEL OF IMPROVEMENT TO MY SATISFACTION WITH ONE EXCEPTION. SINCE THE FIRST COMPUTER UPGRADE, I HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED THE COMPLETE LOSS OF GEAR AT HIGH SPEEDS. IS THIS A PROBLEM IN ALL 2005 AVALONS? IS TOYOTA AWARE OF THE PROBLEM AND DO THEY HAVE PLANS TO RESOLVE IT? SERVICED ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21.

TOYOTA RESET THE COMPUTER LEARNING BACK TO FACTORY DEFAULT. TECHNICAL SUPPORT IN CA EXPLAINED THAT THERE ARE NO CURRENT PLANS TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE. ONCE THE LEARNING PROCESS DEVELOPS A BAD PATTERN, IT MUST BE RESET BACK TO FACTORY DEFAULT AND THE RELEARNING STARTED OVER. THE PROBLEM STARTED ALL OVER AGAIN AND THERE IS NO UNLEARNING THE PROBLEM. *JB

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10145459 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: December 9, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B45U.

Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

Summary:

NOTE: I HAD TO CLASSIFY THIS VEHICLE AS A CAMRY BECAUSE A SELECTION FOR A 2005 AVALON WAS NOT AVAILABLE – RECENTLY WE HAD OUR FIRST MAJOR SNOW STORM. I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AND WITHIN MINUTES MY WINDSHIELD WIPERS BEGAN TO FREEZE UP AND SHARPLY LIMITED MY VISIBILITY. I CHECKED WITH THE DEALER SERVICE DEPT ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT TOYOTA DOES NOT MANUFACTURE A WINTER (BOOTED) WIPER BLADE FOR THIS VEHICLE.

I SEARCHED THE INTERNET (TRICO, ANCO, ETC. WEBSITES) BUT COULD FIND NO AFTERMARKET WINTER BLADES FOR THIS MODEL AVALON. TOYOTA HAD REDESIGNED THE WIPER ARM AND BLADES TO ACCEPT ONLY THE EXPENSIVE ($56 A SET) TOYOTA MANUFACTURED WIPER BLADES. I SENT AN EMAIL TO TOYOTA AND THEY RESPONDED BY TELLING ME TO CHECK WITH MY DEALERS SERVICE DEPT.

NATURALLY THE DEALER COULD NOT DO ANYTHING TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM BECAUSE TOYOTA DOES NOT MANUFACTURE ANY EQUIPMENT SOLUTIONS FOR THEM TO APPLY. I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH TOYOTA’S RESPONSE AS I CONSIDER THIS A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE. I’M FORTUNATE THAT I DIDN’T DRIVE OFF THE ROAD AND INTO A DITCH. THE NEXT TIME I HAVE TO DRIVE IN A SNOW STORM YOU CAN BE CERTAIN THAT I WON’T BE DRIVING THE AVALON. *JB

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10145698 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: September 23, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B45U.

Component: OTHER

Summary:

I HAVE A 2005 AVALON AND THERE IS A HESITATION BETWEEN THE PUSHING OF THE BRAKE PEDAL AND THE ACTUAL BRAKING OF THE CAR, THE SAME IS TRUE FOR THE GAS PEDAL. THE SERVICE MANAGER AT THE DEALERSHIP WENT ON A TEST DRIVE WITH ME AND TOLD ME THAT THESE ACTIONS WERE FOUND IN OTHER TOYOTA PRODUCTS AND THERE WAS NOT YET A FIX ON THEM. I HAD TAKEN THE CAR BACK THREE TIMES AND ON THE FINAL REPAIR TRIP THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT WROTE THAT THE CAR WAS TO MANUFACTURER SPECS. I HAVE FILED A COMPLAINT WITH TOYOTA AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED A RESPONSE AS OF YET. *JB

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10147740 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: January 5, 2006

VIN. 4T1BK36B05U.

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Summary:

VEHICLE IS 2005 TOYOTA AVALON FEATURE IS ENGINE SENSOR THAT CAUSES ENGINE TO SHUT DOWN ENGINE WHEN OPERATING TEMPERATURE IS EXCEEDED OR OIL PRESSURE DROPS BELOW TOYOTA DETERMINED LEVEL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN INTO TOYOTA FOR 5,000 OIL CHANGE THAT MORNING. SERVICE WAS NOT PROPERLY DONE BY TOYOTA DEALERSHIP. IN OPERATING THE VEHICLE, THE OIL AND ENGINE LIGHTS TURNED ON.

WHILE OPERATING VEHICLE ON HIGHWAY TRYING TO GET BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP, THE ENGINE SHUTDOWN WITH NO WARNING TO THE DRIVER OR VEHICLES BEHIND THE AVALON. A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT WAS BARELY AVERTED. THE AVALON ABANDONED DRIVER ON HIGHWAY AND IMPEDED TRAFFIC.

VEHICLE HAD TO BE PUSHED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD BY POLICE WHILE OTHER OFFICERS CONTROLLED TRAFFIC. OIL FILTER WAS REPLACED AND THE OIL WAS CHANGED. THIS IN NO WAY LIMITS THE FACT THAT DUE TO DESIGN, THE ENGINE CAN SHUT DOWN WITH LITTLE TO NO WARNING TO THE DRIVER OR THE VEHICLES FOLLOWING.

WHILE IT IS NICE THAT THE ENGINE CAN SAVE ITSELF, IT SHOULD NOT BE AT THE COST OF INJURY TO THE DRIVER OR CAUSING AN ACCIDENT DUE SUDDEN DECELERATION WITHOUT WARNING TO OTHER DRIVERS. THERE WAS NO PROPERTY DAMAGE OR A CRASH DUE ONLY TO QUICK REACTIONS OF THE DRIVER IN THE VEHICLE BEHIND THE AVALON. *JB

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Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10149436 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: February 3, 2006

VIN. 4T1BK36B15U.

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Summary:

THIS IS A FOLLOW UP ON THE INCIDENTS REPORTED UNDER 10142940. WHEN STARTING TO SLOWLY PROCEED FORWARD BEHIND HEAVY TRAFFIC AT A STOP LIGHT THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY SURGED FORWARD. I PLACED TRANSMISSION IN NEUTRAL AND ENGINE REV’S TO

7000 RPM BEFORE I COULD SHUT IT OFF. TRIED RESTARTING THE ENGINE ABOUT 6 TIMES WITH IT IMMEDIATELY GOING TO

7000 RPM. ON ABOUT THE 7TH TRY THE ENGINE STARTED NORMALLY AND RAN NORMALLY UNTIL I REACHED HOME (ABOUT 4 MILES). CALLED DEALERSHIP AGAIN AND THEY DID NOT PARTICULARLY WANT TO SEE VEHICLE AS I COULD NOT REPORT ANY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMING ON.

I INSISTED ON AN APPOINTMENT AND WAS PUT OFF UNTIL NEXT WEEK. THEY CLAIMED THEY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS PROBLEM WITH TOYOTA AVALONS AND CAMRY’S EXCEPT FOR MY VEHICLE. CALLED THE DEALER/ZONE CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND PLACED COMPLAINT BUT THEY ALSO DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO EXCEPT CALL TOYOTA ENGINEERING. *NM SEE ALSO VOQ 10142940. *DSY

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Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10152701 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: March 12, 2006

VIN. JT2SK12E7R0.

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

Summary:

I HAVE FILED A COMPLAINT WITH TOYOTA REGARDING THE HESITATION AND ERRATIC SHIFTING OF OUR 2005 AVALON. I WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS DUE TO THE WAY THE COMPUTER CONTROLS THE NEW 5 SPEED TRANSMISSION IN CONJUNCTION WITH THEIR ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION CONTROL. IN RESEARCHING THIS PROBLEM,I HAVE READ WHERE MANY OTHER AVALON OWNERS HAVE ALSO EXPERIENCED THIS. ON SUN.,03/12/06,I HAD JUST EXITED ROUTE 80 EASTBOUND (EXIT 27) IN N.J.

AND PROCEEDED TO MERGE WITH TRAFFIC ON ROUTE 206 AND HAD TO IMMEDIATELY MAKE A LEFT TURN. AS I PRESSED ON ACCELERATOR,THE VEHICLE SIMPLY DID NOT RESPOND (HESITATION) AND, WHEN IT DID ENGAGE AFTER A SECOND OR TWO,LUNGED FORWARD. THIS STARTLED ALL IN THE CAR (MYSELF AND 2 PASSENGERS) AND WAS A VERY UNSAFE OCCURRENCE AS TRAFFIC WAS HEAVY AND MOVING FAST. THE VEHICLE HAS APPROX.

7500 MILES ON IT AND WILL BE A YEAR OLD IN JUNE,2006. I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT FOR SERVICE WITH MY DEALERSHIP ON TUES.,03/21. THEY ARE TO GO OVER THE CAR AND CHECK TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY TECH.

SERVICE BULLETINS. I HAVE BEEN CHECKING ON EXISTENCE OF TSB SINCE SHORTLY AFTER BUYING THE VEHICLE. I AM NOT OPTIMISTIC. THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM AND TOYOTA SHOULD BE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT! THANK YOU. *NM

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10152701 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: March 12, 2006

VIN. JT2SK12E7R0.

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Summary:

I HAVE FILED A COMPLAINT WITH TOYOTA REGARDING THE HESITATION AND ERRATIC SHIFTING OF OUR 2005 AVALON. I WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS DUE TO THE WAY THE COMPUTER CONTROLS THE NEW 5 SPEED TRANSMISSION IN CONJUNCTION WITH THEIR ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION CONTROL. IN RESEARCHING THIS PROBLEM,I HAVE READ WHERE MANY OTHER AVALON OWNERS HAVE ALSO EXPERIENCED THIS. ON SUN.,03/12/06,I HAD JUST EXITED ROUTE 80 EASTBOUND (EXIT 27) IN N.J.

AND PROCEEDED TO MERGE WITH TRAFFIC ON ROUTE 206 AND HAD TO IMMEDIATELY MAKE A LEFT TURN. AS I PRESSED ON ACCELERATOR,THE VEHICLE SIMPLY DID NOT RESPOND (HESITATION) AND, WHEN IT DID ENGAGE AFTER A SECOND OR TWO,LUNGED FORWARD. THIS STARTLED ALL IN THE CAR (MYSELF AND 2 PASSENGERS) AND WAS A VERY UNSAFE OCCURRENCE AS TRAFFIC WAS HEAVY AND MOVING FAST. THE VEHICLE HAS APPROX.

7500 MILES ON IT AND WILL BE A YEAR OLD IN JUNE,2006. I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT FOR SERVICE WITH MY DEALERSHIP ON TUES.,03/21. THEY ARE TO GO OVER THE CAR AND CHECK TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY TECH.

SERVICE BULLETINS. I HAVE BEEN CHECKING ON EXISTENCE OF TSB SINCE SHORTLY AFTER BUYING THE VEHICLE. I AM NOT OPTIMISTIC. THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM AND TOYOTA SHOULD BE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT! THANK YOU. *NM

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Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10153166 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: May 5, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B75U.

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Summary:

2005 TOYOTA AVALON – LOOSE MOTOR MOUNTS CAUSING NOISE/INSTABILITY ON ACCELERATION FROM A STOP. WHEEL BEARING/AXLE GREASE LEAKING ONTO FRONT DISC PAD ON DRIVER’S SIDE CAUSING IMPROPER BREAKING. DISTORTION IN GLASS IN REAR WINDOW CAUSING ROAD TO APPEAR WAVING AND CAR SWERVING. *JB

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Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10153166 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: May 5, 2005

VIN. 4T1BK36B75U.

Component: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

Summary:

2005 TOYOTA AVALON – LOOSE MOTOR MOUNTS CAUSING NOISE/INSTABILITY ON ACCELERATION FROM A STOP. WHEEL BEARING/AXLE GREASE LEAKING ONTO FRONT DISC PAD ON DRIVER’S SIDE CAUSING IMPROPER BREAKING. DISTORTION IN GLASS IN REAR WINDOW CAUSING ROAD TO APPEAR WAVING AND CAR SWERVING. *JB

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Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10153454 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: February 1, 2006

VIN. 4T1BK36B85U.

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Summary:

THREE DIFFERENT ELECTRICAL SHORTS IN A 2005 TOYOTA AVALON LIMITED WITH LESS THAT 5000 MILES. THE SHORTS WERE IN THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH, THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT, AND THE FUSE BOX. THE FIRST AND THIRD SHORT PREVENTED THE CAR FROM STARTING.

THE SECOND SHORT CAUSED THE ENGINE TO STALL WHILE TRAVELING AT 55 MPH ON A MAJOR HIGHWAY. IT IS A MIRACLE THAT THERE WAS NOT AN ACCIDENT. THE SWITCH, ENGINE CONTROL UNIT, AND FUSE BOX HAVE ALL BEEN REPLACED. THE CAR HAS BEEN TOWED 4 TIMES DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF OWNERSHIP. *NM

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Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10153507 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: March 23, 2006

VIN. 4T1BK36B35U.

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Summary:

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING SPEEDS OF 5MPH OR LESS IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC, THERE WAS A DELAYED ACCELERATION FOLLOWED BY A SUDDEN ACCELERATION FORWARD. THE VEHICLE WAS SEEN BY AN AUTHORIZED DEALER. A FACTORY REPRESENTATIVE INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND REPROGRAMMED THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE.

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Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10154095 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: February 6, 2006

VIN. 4T1BK36B056.

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:INJECTORS

Summary:

2005 AVALON MAKES A WHISTLING NOISE THAT COMES FROM THE WINDOW, AND THERE IS A KNOCKING SOUND WHEN TURNING. GEARS FELT AS THOUGH THEY WERE SLIPPING. *TS ***NAR*** THE INJECTORS MADE A LOUD TAPPING NOISE. THE FRONT END MADE A KNOCKING NOISE WHEN MAKING A SLOW LEFT TURN.

THE DEALER INSTALLED WINDOW SEALS TO ALLEVIATE THE WIND NOISE. THE CONSUMER HEARD A RATTLING NOISE ON THE DASH AS IF THE DASH BOARD WAS COMING APART. *NM

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Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10154095 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: February 6, 2006

VIN. 4T1BK36B056.

Component: POWER TRAIN

Summary:

2005 AVALON MAKES A WHISTLING NOISE THAT COMES FROM THE WINDOW, AND THERE IS A KNOCKING SOUND WHEN TURNING. GEARS FELT AS THOUGH THEY WERE SLIPPING. *TS ***NAR*** THE INJECTORS MADE A LOUD TAPPING NOISE. THE FRONT END MADE A KNOCKING NOISE WHEN MAKING A SLOW LEFT TURN.

THE DEALER INSTALLED WINDOW SEALS TO ALLEVIATE THE WIND NOISE. THE CONSUMER HEARD A RATTLING NOISE ON THE DASH AS IF THE DASH BOARD WAS COMING APART. *NM

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10154095 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: February 6, 2006

VIN. 4T1BK36B056.

Component: STRUCTURE

Summary:

2005 AVALON MAKES A WHISTLING NOISE THAT COMES FROM THE WINDOW, AND THERE IS A KNOCKING SOUND WHEN TURNING. GEARS FELT AS THOUGH THEY WERE SLIPPING. *TS ***NAR*** THE INJECTORS MADE A LOUD TAPPING NOISE. THE FRONT END MADE A KNOCKING NOISE WHEN MAKING A SLOW LEFT TURN.

THE DEALER INSTALLED WINDOW SEALS TO ALLEVIATE THE WIND NOISE. THE CONSUMER HEARD A RATTLING NOISE ON THE DASH AS IF THE DASH BOARD WAS COMING APART. *NM

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10154095 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: February 6, 2006

VIN. 4T1BK36B056.

Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT

Summary:

2005 AVALON MAKES A WHISTLING NOISE THAT COMES FROM THE WINDOW, AND THERE IS A KNOCKING SOUND WHEN TURNING. GEARS FELT AS THOUGH THEY WERE SLIPPING. *TS ***NAR*** THE INJECTORS MADE A LOUD TAPPING NOISE. THE FRONT END MADE A KNOCKING NOISE WHEN MAKING A SLOW LEFT TURN.

THE DEALER INSTALLED WINDOW SEALS TO ALLEVIATE THE WIND NOISE. THE CONSUMER HEARD A RATTLING NOISE ON THE DASH AS IF THE DASH BOARD WAS COMING APART. *NM

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10154548 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: March 28, 2005

VIN. Not Available

Component: EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

Summary:

TRANSMISSION LAGS THEN JUMPS FORWARD, TRANSMISSION SLIPS AT LOW SPEEDS NEVER SEEMS TO FIND A GEAR. STEERING AT SPEEDS BELOW 40 WILL JERK LEFT OR RIGHT DEPENDING ON THE ROAD.(SCARES YOU TO DEATH) BRAKES HAVE GRABBED AND JERKED THE CAR FROM DAY ONE THE DEALERSHIP GROUND THE ROTORS TO FIX THIS BUT IT HAS NOT RESOLVED THE PROBLEM. THE CAR HAS HAD THE POWER STEERING HOSE REPLACED BECAUSE IT LEAKED AND IT STILL DOES.

THE CD PLAYER SKIP WHILE YOUR PARKED, THE STEERING WHEEL NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. WE HAVE HAD THIS CAR IN TO THE DEALER 5 TIMES WITH NONE OF THE PROBLEMS TO THE BRAKES, TRANSMISSION, OR STEERING RESOLVED. *NM

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10154548 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: March 28, 2005

VIN. Not Available

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Summary:

TRANSMISSION LAGS THEN JUMPS FORWARD, TRANSMISSION SLIPS AT LOW SPEEDS NEVER SEEMS TO FIND A GEAR. STEERING AT SPEEDS BELOW 40 WILL JERK LEFT OR RIGHT DEPENDING ON THE ROAD.(SCARES YOU TO DEATH) BRAKES HAVE GRABBED AND JERKED THE CAR FROM DAY ONE THE DEALERSHIP GROUND THE ROTORS TO FIX THIS BUT IT HAS NOT RESOLVED THE PROBLEM. THE CAR HAS HAD THE POWER STEERING HOSE REPLACED BECAUSE IT LEAKED AND IT STILL DOES.

THE CD PLAYER SKIP WHILE YOUR PARKED, THE STEERING WHEEL NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. WE HAVE HAD THIS CAR IN TO THE DEALER 5 TIMES WITH NONE OF THE PROBLEMS TO THE BRAKES, TRANSMISSION, OR STEERING RESOLVED. *NM

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10154548 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: March 28, 2005

VIN. Not Available

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Summary:

TRANSMISSION LAGS THEN JUMPS FORWARD, TRANSMISSION SLIPS AT LOW SPEEDS NEVER SEEMS TO FIND A GEAR. STEERING AT SPEEDS BELOW 40 WILL JERK LEFT OR RIGHT DEPENDING ON THE ROAD.(SCARES YOU TO DEATH) BRAKES HAVE GRABBED AND JERKED THE CAR FROM DAY ONE THE DEALERSHIP GROUND THE ROTORS TO FIX THIS BUT IT HAS NOT RESOLVED THE PROBLEM. THE CAR HAS HAD THE POWER STEERING HOSE REPLACED BECAUSE IT LEAKED AND IT STILL DOES.

THE CD PLAYER SKIP WHILE YOUR PARKED, THE STEERING WHEEL NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. WE HAVE HAD THIS CAR IN TO THE DEALER 5 TIMES WITH NONE OF THE PROBLEMS TO THE BRAKES, TRANSMISSION, OR STEERING RESOLVED. *NM

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10154548 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: March 28, 2005

VIN. Not Available

Component: STEERING

Summary:

TRANSMISSION LAGS THEN JUMPS FORWARD, TRANSMISSION SLIPS AT LOW SPEEDS NEVER SEEMS TO FIND A GEAR. STEERING AT SPEEDS BELOW 40 WILL JERK LEFT OR RIGHT DEPENDING ON THE ROAD.(SCARES YOU TO DEATH) BRAKES HAVE GRABBED AND JERKED THE CAR FROM DAY ONE THE DEALERSHIP GROUND THE ROTORS TO FIX THIS BUT IT HAS NOT RESOLVED THE PROBLEM. THE CAR HAS HAD THE POWER STEERING HOSE REPLACED BECAUSE IT LEAKED AND IT STILL DOES.

THE CD PLAYER SKIP WHILE YOUR PARKED, THE STEERING WHEEL NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. WE HAVE HAD THIS CAR IN TO THE DEALER 5 TIMES WITH NONE OF THE PROBLEMS TO THE BRAKES, TRANSMISSION, OR STEERING RESOLVED. *NM

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10154827 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: January 5, 2006

VIN. 4T1BK36B05U.

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Summary:

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALERSHIP FOR AN OIL CHANGE WITHIN 7 MILES OF THE DEALERSHIP AND DRIVING 55MPH THE WARNING LIGHT AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED. WITHIN MINUTES THE ENGINE STALLED. UPON INSPECTION IT WAS DISCOVERED THE OIL PRESSURE DROPPED BELOW THE RECOMMENDED LEVEL CAUSING THE FAILURE. THE DESIGN FEATURE OF THE VEHICLE ALLOWS THE ENGINE TO STALL BECAUSE OF THE LOW PRESSURE BEFORE AN ENGINE FAILURE.

AS A RESULT TO THIS FEATURE THERE WAS A LOSS OF POWER STEERING AND BRAKES. A COMPLAINT WAS PREVIOUSLY FILED ODI NUMBER, 10147740.

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10155572 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: April 17, 2006

VIN. 4T1BK36B65U.

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Summary:

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED UPON INITIAL ACCELERATION THE VEHICLE HESITATED. THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN PRESENT IN THE VEHICLE SINCE THE DATE OF PURCHASE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO DETERMINED THE VEHICLE WAS OPERATING NORMALLY.

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10156544 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: May 1, 2006

VIN. 4T1BK36B75U.

Component: TIRES:TREAD/BELT

Summary:

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 40MPH THROUGH A RESIDENTIAL AREA, THE VEHICLE OPERATED AT A REDUCED SPEED AND SUDDENLY LURCHED FORWARD. THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED BY A DEALER WHO DETERMINED THE VEHICLE WAS OPERATING AS DESIGNED AND WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM. ADDITIONALLY, WHILE DRIVING 75MPH THE FRONT TIRE BLEW OUT WITHOUT WARNING.

UPON INITIAL INSPECTION, THERE WAS COMPLETE TREAD SEPARATION. THE TIRE WAS A BRIDGESTONE, TIRE LINE SIZE OF P215/55/R17.

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10156544 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: May 1, 2006

VIN. 4T1BK36B75U.

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Summary:

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 40MPH THROUGH A RESIDENTIAL AREA, THE VEHICLE OPERATED AT A REDUCED SPEED AND SUDDENLY LURCHED FORWARD. THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED BY A DEALER WHO DETERMINED THE VEHICLE WAS OPERATING AS DESIGNED AND WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM. ADDITIONALLY, WHILE DRIVING 75MPH THE FRONT TIRE BLEW OUT WITHOUT WARNING. UPON INITIAL INSPECTION, THERE WAS COMPLETE TREAD SEPARATION.

THE TIRE WAS A BRIDGESTONE, TIRE LINE SIZE OF P215/55/R17.

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. Yes Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10156569 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: May 1, 2006

VIN. Not Available

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Summary:

2005 TOYOTA AVALON TOURING MODEL TAKEN IN 5000 MILE SERVICE WITH COMPLAINTS ABOUT A NOISE COMING FROM REAR END OR TRANSMISSION. TOYOTA COULD NOT HEAR IT UNTIL I INSISTED MECHANIC TAKE RIDE ME. MECHANIC ACKNOWLEDGED NOISE AND SAID MAYBE COMING FROM COMPUTERIZED ABS BRAKE INITIATING AT 5 MPH.

WIFE PARKED AT WORK JUST COUPLE WEEKS AFTER MAINTENANCE. PULLED INTO PARKING AT WORK, STOPPED, PUT IN PARK AND IN SECONDS THE CAR LUNGED FORWARD WITH ENGINE REVVING AT HIGH SPEED; WIFE STOMPED ON PARKING BRAKE BUT BY THAT TIME CAR JUMPED OVER 10 OR 12 FOOT CURB. A FOUR FOOT SIDEWALK AND INTO A WALL JUST STOPPING AS IT HIT THE WALL.

TIRE MARKS. CALL TO ELMORE TOYOTA GARDEN GROVE (ALAN/SERVICE) WHO SAID THEY HAD NO BODY SHOP AND DID NOT WANT TO SEE CAR OR NEED TO CHECK AND WORK ON IT BEFORE BODY WORK. SAID IF NO LIGHTS WERE ON THE DASH THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG.

JUST LIKE THEIR ATTITUDE ABOUT THE RATCHETING NOISE SUPPOSED FROM THE ABS BRAKE SYSTEM. WIFE INSISTS SHE DID NOT THE GAS PEDAL ACCIDENTALLY. WHEN ENGINE REVELATION AFTER HITTING WALL WENT BACK TO NORMAL, CAR PUT IN REVERSE TO BACK OFF SIDE WALK.

STATE FARM TOLD US NOT TO DRIVE THE CAR TO BODY SHOP. HOW DO WE FORCE TOYOTA TO FIND THE PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR.

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. Yes Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10156569 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: May 1, 2006

VIN. Not Available

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH

Summary:

2005 TOYOTA AVALON TOURING MODEL TAKEN IN 5000 MILE SERVICE WITH COMPLAINTS ABOUT A NOISE COMING FROM REAR END OR TRANSMISSION. TOYOTA COULD NOT HEAR IT UNTIL I INSISTED MECHANIC TAKE RIDE ME. MECHANIC ACKNOWLEDGED NOISE AND SAID MAYBE COMING FROM COMPUTERIZED ABS BRAKE INITIATING AT 5 MPH.

WIFE PARKED AT WORK JUST COUPLE WEEKS AFTER MAINTENANCE. PULLED INTO PARKING AT WORK, STOPPED, PUT IN PARK AND IN SECONDS THE CAR LUNGED FORWARD WITH ENGINE REVVING AT HIGH SPEED; WIFE STOMPED ON PARKING BRAKE BUT BY THAT TIME CAR JUMPED OVER 10 OR 12 FOOT CURB. A FOUR FOOT SIDEWALK AND INTO A WALL JUST STOPPING AS IT HIT THE WALL.

TIRE MARKS. CALL TO ELMORE TOYOTA GARDEN GROVE (ALAN/SERVICE) WHO SAID THEY HAD NO BODY SHOP AND DID NOT WANT TO SEE CAR OR NEED TO CHECK AND WORK ON IT BEFORE BODY WORK. SAID IF NO LIGHTS WERE ON THE DASH THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG.

JUST LIKE THEIR ATTITUDE ABOUT THE RATCHETING NOISE SUPPOSED FROM THE ABS BRAKE SYSTEM. WIFE INSISTS SHE DID NOT THE GAS PEDAL ACCIDENTALLY. WHEN ENGINE REVELATION AFTER HITTING WALL WENT BACK TO NORMAL, CAR PUT IN REVERSE TO BACK OFF SIDE WALK. STATE FARM TOLD US NOT TO DRIVE THE CAR TO BODY SHOP.

HOW DO WE FORCE TOYOTA TO FIND THE PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR.

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. Yes Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10156569 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: May 1, 2006

VIN. Not Available

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Summary:

2005 TOYOTA AVALON TOURING MODEL TAKEN IN 5000 MILE SERVICE WITH COMPLAINTS ABOUT A NOISE COMING FROM REAR END OR TRANSMISSION. TOYOTA COULD NOT HEAR IT UNTIL I INSISTED MECHANIC TAKE RIDE ME. MECHANIC ACKNOWLEDGED NOISE AND SAID MAYBE COMING FROM COMPUTERIZED ABS BRAKE INITIATING AT 5 MPH. WIFE PARKED AT WORK JUST COUPLE WEEKS AFTER MAINTENANCE.

PULLED INTO PARKING AT WORK, STOPPED, PUT IN PARK AND IN SECONDS THE CAR LUNGED FORWARD WITH ENGINE REVVING AT HIGH SPEED; WIFE STOMPED ON PARKING BRAKE BUT BY THAT TIME CAR JUMPED OVER 10 OR 12 FOOT CURB. A FOUR FOOT SIDEWALK AND INTO A WALL JUST STOPPING AS IT HIT THE WALL. TIRE MARKS. CALL TO ELMORE TOYOTA GARDEN GROVE (ALAN/SERVICE) WHO SAID THEY HAD NO BODY SHOP AND DID NOT WANT TO SEE CAR OR NEED TO CHECK AND WORK ON IT BEFORE BODY WORK.

SAID IF NO LIGHTS WERE ON THE DASH THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG. JUST LIKE THEIR ATTITUDE ABOUT THE RATCHETING NOISE SUPPOSED FROM THE ABS BRAKE SYSTEM. WIFE INSISTS SHE DID NOT THE GAS PEDAL ACCIDENTALLY.

WHEN ENGINE REVELATION AFTER HITTING WALL WENT BACK TO NORMAL, CAR PUT IN REVERSE TO BACK OFF SIDE WALK. STATE FARM TOLD US NOT TO DRIVE THE CAR TO BODY SHOP. HOW DO WE FORCE TOYOTA TO FIND THE PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR.

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10157314 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: March 1, 2006

VIN. 4T1BK36B95U.

Component: INTERIOR LIGHTING

Summary:

2005 AVALON INSTRUMENT PANEL CAN NOT BE SEEN AT TIMES IN THE DAYLIGHT. *TS THE INDICATOR LIGHTS FOR THE GEAR SHIFTER AND HVAC CONTROLS WERE AT TIMES IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE. THE ANGLE OF HE DASH, THE COLORS USED FOR LIGHTING AND THE ANGLE OF THE SUNLIGHT RENDERED THE INDICATORS UNREADABLE. THE DEALER INDICATED THAT THE VEHICLE CONFORMS TO FMVSS STANDARDS. *NM

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10157314 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: March 1, 2006

VIN. 4T1BK36B95U.

Component: STRUCTURE

Summary:

2005 AVALON INSTRUMENT PANEL CAN NOT BE SEEN AT TIMES IN THE DAYLIGHT. *TS THE INDICATOR LIGHTS FOR THE GEAR SHIFTER AND HVAC CONTROLS WERE AT TIMES IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE. THE ANGLE OF HE DASH, THE COLORS USED FOR LIGHTING AND THE ANGLE OF THE SUNLIGHT RENDERED THE INDICATORS UNREADABLE. THE DEALER INDICATED THAT THE VEHICLE CONFORMS TO FMVSS STANDARDS. *NM

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Make. TOYOTA Model. AVALON Year. 2005

Manufacturer. TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Crash. No Fire. No Number of Injuries: 0

ODI ID Number. 10162815 Number of Deaths: 0

Date of Failure: July 18, 2006

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Summary:

THERE SEEMS TO BE A HESITATION WHEN STEPPING ON THE GAS PEDDLE, IT TAKES A COUPLE SECONDS BEFORE THE TRANSMISSIONS RESPONDS. WHEN IT DOES, IT DOESN’T SEEM TO KNOW WHAT GEAR TO PUT IT IN. SOMETIMES IT ACCELERATES NORMALLY.

BUT OTHER TIMES IT IS UNPREDICTABLE. CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS WHEN MERGING OR TURNING ONTO MAJOR ROADS.

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