2004 Toyota Avalon - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2004 Toyota Avalon

243 problems have been reported for the 2004 Toyota Avalon. The following chart shows the 18 most common problems for 2004 Toyota Avalon. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags with 129 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (29 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2004 Toyota Avalon

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2004 Toyota Avalon in the United States are 50,663 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Toyota Avalon owners in the last 15 years is 243, and the age of the vehicle is 15, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 243 / 50,663 / 15 * 1000 = 0.32.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Toyota Avalon model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2004 Toyota Avalon in 2004.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
2
  2018
4
  2017
4
  2016
16
  2015
53
  2014
59
  2013
12
  2012
8
  2011
12
  2010
12
  2009
12
  2008
10
  2007
6
  2006
12
  2005
6
  2004
1

small car iamge Compare the 2004 Toyota Avalon with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Toyota Avalon, the following table can be used to compare the 2004 Toyota Avalon with the Toyota Avalon from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2004 Avalon is 243 while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Toyota Avalon is 149.

Table 3. Compare the 2004 Toyota Avalon with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Avalon
6
  2018 Avalon
7
  2017 Avalon
14
  2016 Avalon
17
  2015 Avalon
23
  2014 Avalon
87
  2013 Avalon
119
  2012 Avalon
29
  2011 Avalon
105
  2010 Avalon
45
  2009 Avalon
96
  2008 Avalon
387
  2007 Avalon
271
  2006 Avalon
423
  2005 Avalon
271
  2004 Avalon
243
  2003 Avalon
343
  2002 Avalon
140
  2001 Avalon
161
  2000 Avalon
209
  1999 Avalon
111
  1998 Avalon
200
  1997 Avalon
154
  1996 Avalon
119


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