Toyota Avalon - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Toyota Avalon owners have reported a total of 3,547 problems for their cars built in the 24 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Toyota Avalon. The 2006 Toyota Avalon cars have the most problems reported (418 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Toyota Avalon

  Common problems of Toyota Avalon

The following chart shows the 27 most common problems for Toyota Avalon cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control (561 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (520 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Toyota Avalon

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Vehicle Speed Control
561
  Air Bag
520
  Steering
324
  Exterior Lighting
272
  Engine And Engine Cooling
250
  Electrical System
233
  Service Brakes
228
  Equipment
196
  Power Train
181
  Visibility
135
   
  Suspension
119
  Structure
115
  Tire
77
  Unknown Or Other
55
  Seat Belt
50
  Gasoline Fuel System
42
  Seats
40
  Other Fuel System
33
  Electronic Stability Control
25
  Forward Collision Avoidance
25
  Wheel
23
  Latches/locks/linkage
21
  Air Brake
8
  Interior Lighting
6
  Traction Control System
4
  Parking Brake
2
  Child Seat
2

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Toyota Avalon of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Avalon model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Toyota Avalon model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Avalon Model Years

Avalon
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 417,3141    
0.23
  2017 818,6782    
0.21
  2016 1741,9313    
0.14
  2015 2346,7374    
0.12
  2014 8148,4675    
0.33
  2013 11963,5146    
0.31
  2012 2821,5107    
0.19
  2011 10356,6928    
0.23
  2010 4514,5519    
0.34
  2009 9522,03010    
0.43
  2008 38661,85111    
0.57
  2007 26779,13712    
0.28
  2006 41897,43713    
0.33
  2005 26757,57714    
0.33
  2004 24250,66315    
0.32
  2003 34368,88016    
0.31
  2002 14067,77217    
0.12
  2001 16177,92518    
0.11
  2000 209108,02519    
0.10

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Toyota Avalon is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2019 Avalon
4
  2018 Avalon
4
  2017 Avalon
5
  2016 Avalon
5
  2015 Avalon
13
  2014 Avalon
14
  2013 Avalon
47
  2011 Avalon
19
  2010 Avalon
20
  2009 Avalon
19
  2008 Avalon
19
  2007 Avalon
28
  2006 Avalon
54
  2005 Avalon
50
  2004 Avalon
14
  2003 Avalon
11
  2002 Avalon
8
  2001 Avalon
32
  2000 Avalon
29
  1999 Avalon
16
  1998 Avalon
25
  1997 Avalon
14
  1996 Avalon
27


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