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Electrical System Problems of Toyota Avalon - part 1



Toyota Avalon owners have reported 119 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Toyota Avalon 1
Failure Date: 10/24/2016

Key fob will not open all doors. Inside master window assemby will not open all doors. Master assembly replaced by Toyota 5/28/15 at 25,941 miles. Problem has returned on or about 10/24/16 at 38,000+miles. Problem is now intermittent and the dealer could not duplicate.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Toyota Avalon 2
Failure Date: 10/07/2016

Abs and brake light on, air conditioner blowing hot air,temperature gauge not working, engine electric fans not working. All above was working when parked on next startup above faults noted. Took car to Toyota and found computer mounted on abs control was shorting out the digital buss for all the computers. When this computer was unhooked ac works temperature gauge works and fan works. However now no speedometer, odometer,trip indicators work and now has check engine light as well as abs and brake light indicator are lit.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Toyota Avalon 3
Failure Date: 04/15/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Avalon. The contact received a recall notice; however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. While attempting to merge into traffic, the pcs activated and stopped the vehicle. When the pcs system deactivated, the contact had it reactivated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The recall information was unknown. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Toyota Avalon 4
Failure Date: 12/24/2015

I have owned the car for 2-1/2 years. In that time I have replaced the high beam lights twice. Currently, the right hand high beam light is burned out and will need replaced a third time. I got a rude awakening when the right hand low beam light burned out yesterday. I discovered that the local auto zone wants $170 for the bulb . . . Alone. I can't imagine what it will cost to have someone put it in the car. In my opinion, the cost of replacing this headlight is excessive and should have been considered by Toyota when they used this system in their automobiles. The average joe. Is going to be reluctant to replace the bulb. This renders the car unusable in the non-daylight hours. Help.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Toyota Avalon 5
Failure Date: 11/25/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2013 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign nubmer: 15v728000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Ad.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Toyota Avalon 6
Failure Date: 11/25/2015

Purchased certified Avalon 01/03/2015. November 24, 2015 front passenger and both rear door locks cease working. They cannot be opened with the fob nor the door lock switch on the drivers side door. Vehicle is taken to dealership, lithia Toyota of odessa, on November 30, 2015. Explain problem to service advisor and he replies that he has never seen this problem. They reprogram system and it works for three days. Car is taken back to shop on December 5, 2015 for issue again. They finally call around 4 that afternoon saying car is ready. We meet service manager, advisor and tech that performed the work to verify that everything was working fine. Never given explanation as to what was done. June 25, 2016 problem arises again with the same three doors. Back in the shop, finally I am told that the power door lock actuators have failed and the reason given is the use of "clip on air fresheners which I and the advisor have a hard time believing. Apparently somehow the vapors from these air fresheners supposedly permeate into the door and coat the actuators with a film of silicone thereby making them none functional. No explanation from Toyota as to why this does not affect the drivers door. Apparently after research this is happening to some newer models. Not covered by warranty unless new or you have purchased extended comprehensive warranty. Safety is definitely an issue if you have an emergency and need quick access only driver will have the ability to access vehicle. Apparently this has been an issue with this particular model year Avalon. On 04/23/13 this exact same issue was submitted to NHTSA id number 10509389, by another consumer. At that time dealer had no answer for problem. Now we are bring told it's due to air fresheners. Were is the public service announcement from Toyota if air fresheners cause this costly repair. Possible defect?.


car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon 7
Failure Date: 11/02/2015

The high beam lights are known to explode on some 2008 and 2010 models. My high beam lights exploded with 66,000 miles on the vehicle. This problem happened while my vehicle was in motion. I routinely drive in an area with a heavy deer population. I cannot see these hazards at night with out high beams. Toyota had an extended warranty on this issue (5 years, 70,000 miles). Since my car is over warranty in years but not miles, Toyota refuses to replace the headlight assemblies. They are telling me the cost will be over $2,000. I consider this a safety hazard and am very upset that Toyota will not fix this problem on my $40,000 top of the line Toyota. I am filing this complaint to the dot, ntsb, and attorney general. You can contact me at 850. 865. 5203. Tim swope, 617 kilcullen dr. , niceville, FL 32578.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Toyota Avalon 8
Failure Date: 10/19/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 15v047000 (electrical system) however, the parts was unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Mf.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon 9
Failure Date: 10/13/2015

All of a sudden the high-beam head lights stopped working when the car was in motion on the freeway. Low -beam lights work. This is a real safety hazard and is obviously a Toyota engineering flaw. Toyota did have a warranty enhancement for this vehicle - 75,000 miles or 5 years, whichever comes first. My car has 52,000 miles buts is over 5 years old. Toyota is well aware of this problem and should be required to fix this, free of charge and I should not be required to pay for the fix of $2,500 plus labor, which is outrageous.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon 10
Failure Date: 09/29/2015

While driving down a two lane country highway at night with my bright lights on, I hit a bump and the bright lights simultaneouslywent off. Fortunately, my low beams then came on. I tried several different things including flicking the lights, stopping the car and turning the lights off/on. The brights no longer work. I did check to see if they exploded as reported by many others in this database, but they do not appear to have. They just do not work. Living in a very rural area of northern wisconsin, bright lights are a necessity. I called the dealer who services my car and they pleaded ignorance with regard to know problems with the headlights on this vehicle. They suggest I bring the car in to replace the bulbs. I will attempt to replace the bulbs myself before I will pay for the assembly mentioned in the many other complaints. This is a huge safety issue for me and my wife as car/deer collisions are rampant where we live. If the bulbs have not exploded yet, I'm sure they will when I have my first collision with a deer I did not see because I had no high beam lights. This is definitely a safety issue that needs to be addressed. If we were to lose low beams also, we would be stranded and unable to drive.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Toyota Avalon 11
Failure Date: 09/10/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2014 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated while driving approximately 70 mph, the check engine warning indicator illuminated, and smoke was coming from underneath the hood. The contact noticed that the front of the vehicle caught fire. The fire was extinguished by the fire department. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed and the vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 16,000. Mf.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Toyota Avalon 12
Failure Date: 09/08/2015

The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v043000 (air bags) however the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph, the air bag warning light was flashing intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the mechanic reset the warning lights but the failure was undetermined. The failure mileage was 153,320.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Toyota Avalon 13
Failure Date: 08/29/2015

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Toyota Avalon 14
Failure Date: 08/26/2015

I received a letter from Toyota in March 2014 notifying me of a safety recall involving the electronic control module for the supplemental restraint system. I took the vehicle to the local dealer to have the remedy installed, which they did. In approximately February of 2015 (six months ago) I received a second letter informing me that the original remedy is not sufficient, that the srs ecu must also be replaced and I would receive notification when the parts were available to correct the problem. After six months I have heard nothing else and when I spoke to the Toyota case manager today she indicated that she had no information to give me regarding the availability of this safety recall. I don't believe that this is a reasonable response from Toyota regarding this safety fix and I don't believe that Toyota is making a good faith effort to resolve the problem. My case number with Toyota is 1508243039.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Toyota Avalon 15
Failure Date: 08/13/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2014 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that the vehicle was driven to a parking lot at a shopping plaza, turned off and locked the door. The contact stated also that after 15 minutes came out of the store and the vehicle was running with the door locked. The vehicle was driven home. The vehicle was not diagnosed by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The approximate failure mileage was 4,000. Bp.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Toyota Avalon 16
Failure Date: 08/01/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v043000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to do the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of this issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Ed.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Toyota Avalon 17
Failure Date: 07/14/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v047000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Toyota Avalon 18
Failure Date: 07/08/2015

The contact leased a 2015 Toyota Avalon. While preparing to make a left turn at 3 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 6,800.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Toyota Avalon 19
Failure Date: 06/22/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v047000 (electrical system). The vehicle was taken to a dealer who disconnected the sub woofer as a temporary remedy due to the part not being available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Toyota Avalon 20
Failure Date: 06/17/2015

The passenger and rear door locks do not open with the remote key nor with the door-lock switch on the driver's door. The passengers could not enter the car. Their door had to be unlocked manually from inside the vehicle. This is a safety issue if the passenger doors need to be opened quickly from the outside. The problem disappeared after about one week. The problem started again late last month. The Toyota dealer diagnosed the problem as an open circuit in the junction block and replaced the block. They stated that the full cost of the repair was over $1000, but only charged me $120.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Toyota Avalon 21
Failure Date: 05/26/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that after briefly tapping the accelerator pedal the vehicle made a loud abnormal noise and experienced a brief period of unintended acceleration. This resulted in the vehicle hitting a palm tree. There were no warning indicators illuminated prior to or after the failure. The vehicle had to be towed from the site of the accident to the dealer where it could not be diagnosed, then to an independent mechanic where it was repaired. There was no medical attention required. There was no police report filed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle failure mileage was approximately 15,000. Kh.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Toyota Avalon 22
Failure Date: 05/08/2015

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2001 Toyota Avalon 23
Failure Date: 05/01/2015

The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that the check engine and catalytic converter warning lights were illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 189,047.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Toyota Avalon 24
Failure Date: 04/15/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v043000 (electrical system / air bags) however the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer has exceeded a reasonable amount of time to do the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Ed.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 1999 Toyota Avalon 25
Failure Date: 04/14/2015

While the vehicle was at a repair facility for an unrelated issue the mechanic noticed an odor of burning plastic from the drivers side door panel. Upon examination the mechanic found the front passenger window switch on the drivers master window control panel had melted and a hole fused through the side of the switch control unit. The mechanic removed the part however upon replacement of the part the replacement panel began to melt.

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