Electrical System Problems of Toyota Avalon
Toyota Avalon owners have reported 45 problems associated with electrical system (under the electrical system category).
#1 - Electrical System problem of the 2002 Toyota Avalon
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Toyota Avalon. While driving home on 9/24/13 my check engine light came on, I drove right to the Toyota dealership. I was informed that the catalytic converter system was below threshold ( code p0420). This repair cost me $2,541. 27. I was told this would correct the problem with my air bag light flashing. After paying for this repair my air bag light continues to flash, even though the service representative said the diagnostic did not show a code. I was previously told the code for the air bag was b0113. Since purchasing this 2002 Avalon I have had to have the valve assy, idle replaced at a cost of 978. 63, this is in addition to regular scheduled services. I have owned other cars for the same length of time and miles as this Toyota and I have never had so many problems outside regular services with any of my other vehicles (Mazda and Acura) I have completely lost confidence in the Toyota brand. I believe there are defects with the electrical system in the 2002 Avalon. The failure date was Tuesday, September 24, 2013.
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#2 - Electrical System problem of the 2006 Toyota Avalon
The vehicle involved is a 2006 Toyota Avalon. The rear deck brake light works when it wants to. No explaination provided by dealer. Expensive to trace. This issue happened on Aug. 14, 2013.
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#3 - Electrical System problem of the 2011 Toyota Avalon
The car is a 2011 Toyota Avalon. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Toyota Avalon is 4T1BK3DB4B_. 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 serious personal safety issue if you have an emergency and need quick entry for any reason. . . Storm, fire, explosion, personal attack. The Toyota dealer could not find a cause. This electrical system issue occurred Tue., Apr. 23, 2013.
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#4 - Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon
The vehicle involved was a 2008 Toyota Avalon. The VIN of this vehicle is 4T1BK36B18_. Vehicle experiencing the inoperative of daytime running lights(drl) and high beam and low beam bulbs. Previously replaced bulbs. Problem continues after bulb being replaced. Lights return to normal operation when switched to off position and back on. No specific patterns of occurrence. Explanation by dealership when checked was that they did not detect a problem at the time of service. Note entered by service advisor stated "electrical problem". This issue happened on 05/23/2011.
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#5 - Electrical System problem of the 2003 Toyota Avalon
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The VIN of the problem Avalon is 4T1BF28B03_. On this date the car was recalled for a steering column upper bracket replacement. Today March 19th, we took the vehicle to our regular mechanic for front brakes and to check because the key will come out of the ignition when the car is turned off and in drive or reverse rather than park. It was also pointed out to us by our mechanic that the steering wheel no longer locks which has been the case since they did the recall work but we just realized today. He then proceeded to tell us about the recall and we explained we had taken it in for the bracket. So, in short, since Toyota replaced the bracket on this recall, the steering wheel no longer locks and the key will come out in drive when the car is turned off, which should not occur. It was 09/24/2010 when this electrical system issue happened.
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#6 - Electrical System problem of the 1996 Toyota Avalon
The vehicle is a 1996 Toyota Avalon. After receiving a jump, I was told to drive the car for about 20 minutes to recharge the battery. After driving for about 10 minutes, the gas pedel seemed to stick. Then when driving the speed began to accelerate without pressing the gas pedel. The longer we drove the higher the engine reved. I decided to return to my home about 5 minutes away then the car brake would not stop the car at a stop light and I had to quickly turn the corner to a side street until the light changed and I was able to enter my street. I pulled the car to the side to park it and it would not stop with my foot on the brake to the floor so I quickly put it in park and turned it off. It reved a few seconds before finally turning off. This problem occurred on Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013.
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#7 - Electrical System problem of the 2003 Toyota Avalon
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 4T1BF28B03_. Tl-the vehicle involved is a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that he was able to remove the key from the ignition while the gear shifter was still in drive. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was contacted and a report was filed. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000. The current mileage was approximately 64,000. Kmj. This electrical system issue occurred Dec. 18, 2011.
#8 - Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon
The vehicle involved is a 2008 Toyota Avalon. Lost both high beam lighting while driving in a snow storm at night, on a dark mountain road in oregon. I have 2002 chevy silveraldo pickup with over 150,000 miles and no headlight problems ever. The last known headlight failure I had was on my 1957 chevy around 1970. You would think headlight problems in todays cars would not exist, ever! I checked all four fuses per Toyota's maintanance manual, and they are good. I see there are several complaints on Toyota's. Seems like they would fix our problems before there is a fatality. Thanks. This issue happened on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.
#9 - Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon
The vehicle was a 2008 Toyota Avalon. On June 24, 2011 we took a trip to arkansas. As we were going in the mountains, we found that we had no high beams on our headlights. On returning to fresno we took it into the Toyota dealer and he informed us that the headlight had exploded and would cost $2500 to replace. After a discussion with the dealer and Toyota, the dealer fixed them. Then in September 2012 the driving lights went out. We took the car in to the Toyota dealer and he informed us that they have exploded again. They want $2500 to replace them again. I do not understand why they want to charge the customer when it is a manufacturing problem. Can you imagine driving on back roads at night (which we do) and have the lights go out? I think this is a safety issue and makes it a very expensive car to operate yearly. I understand that this is a ongoing problem with the 2008-2010 models with hd headlights. This electrical system issue occurred 07/24/2011.
#10 - Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon
The vehicle is a 2008 Toyota Avalon. Over the course of 1 month both high beams exploded while driving at night. Bulb chips are inside the assembly. Headlight leveling system not functioning on 1 side, light is pointing to the ground. This problem occurred on Nov. 1, 2011.
#11 - Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon
The vehicle was a 2008 Toyota Avalon. Two years ago both bright headlights failed. Dealer replaced bulbs at my expense. On 3/12/2012 both bulbs on the drivers side failed. Dealer said the vehicle had defective headlight assembly that Toyota knew about that had to be replaced ($1265. 30) at my expense because vehicle had over 50000 miles (car now has 85000 miles). I called Toyota and they confirmed that this was true. My question to Toyota was, if I was driving on a busy highway at night and both defective assemblies failed wouldn't my safety be in jeopardy and if so why wasn't this car recalled?. It was Wednesday, March 31, 2010 when this electrical system issue happened.
#12 - Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon
The vehicle involved is a 2008 Toyota Avalon. The VIN of the car is 4T1BK36B88_. Sept. 11, 2011, while parked, at night, automatic headlights on, both high beam headlight lamps exploded. The very next day, I took my Avalon to the dealer and was told that since the car was above 36,000 miles, that the repair would cost $2,700. I was told that both lamps and assemblies must be replaced. I was presented a toyoto service bulleting stating that both assemblies must be replaced. Got no options from the dealership. Nov. 9, 2011, I received a warranty enhancement notice stating that my warranty was extended to 75,00 miles and the it covered the head lamps and assemblies. It took until Jan. 10, 2012, to settle this issue. The lamps and assemblies were replaced by the company and I received a full reimbursement. The failure date was Sep. 11, 2011.
#13 - Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon
The vehicle was a 2008 Toyota Avalon. Headlights flicker and then go out completely. This is a repeated issue. Headlights on both sides will go out while driving. Sometimes the headlights will come back on; other times will not. This is applicable to the low beams as well as the high beams. Have notified Toyota and they will not address the issue properly. Toyota will not admit there is a defect in the equipment in the 2008 Avalon. Many other Avalons in this model year are experiencing similar issues. This is a significant safety issue. It was Wednesday, November 18, 2009 when this electrical system issue occurred.
#14 - Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon
The vehicle involved was a 2008 Toyota Avalon. The low beam headlights (hid bulbs) go out intermittently while driving. We have replaced the hid bulbs and the problem has continued. The vehicle has been taken to a local Toyota dealer for evaluation. They have been unable to say definitively what the issue is. They want to change the bulbs (total cost of $800) in order to make a determination of whether the problem is with the bulbs or not. Since the problem has continued the vehicle can't be safely driven at night for long distances for fear the lights will go out. This is a major safety issue that Toyota does not seem to want to acknowledge nor resolve. This electrical system issue occurred Dec. 5, 2011.
#15 - Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon
The vehicle involved is a 2008 Toyota Avalon. It started off with my low beam hid lights on my passenger side. . . It would burn very dim and sometimes go out completely. I would turn the lights off and then back on and the light worked somewhat, it would burn but it was dim. A few months later the light completely stopped working so I used my high beams when possible. About a month or two after that (late August/early September 2011) my high beam on the driver side stopped working and it was replaced a little over a year before it stopped working. So that left me with a low-beam on the driverside and a high-beam on the passenger side. A few weeks after the high-beam went out on the driverside the high-beam on the passenger side went out leaving me with only a low-beam on the drivers side and fog lights. And everytime a light went out I was driving down the road and noticed my lights got dim. This issue happened on Monday, July 25, 2011.
#16 - Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon
The car was a 2008 Toyota Avalon. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 4T1BK36B18_. Failure: high beam/drl bulbs hir1 9011. In November 2010, the right front hid low beam bulb was flickering and failed. As part of the right front hid low beam bulb replacement, I decided to replace both oe toshiba high beam/drl bulbs with philips¿ replacements. Toshiba no longer manufactures the hir1 9011 bulbs. This move was strictly a precautionary action. Kept the toshiba bulbs as spares. Within 6 months one philips¿ hir1 bulb failed in the drl mode and the other bulb failed in the high beam mode. Reused the toshiba bulbs. This electrical system issue occurred Nov. 11, 2010.
#17 - Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon
The vehicle involved is a 2008 Toyota Avalon. While driving with with the low beam headlights on either the right or the left light went out. Replaced both hid lights but issue keeps coming back. When I turn the light off and then on the lights come back on. However after a couple of minutes one of the lights go off again. It seems to be random, but some times both go out this is an obvious safety issue. Called Toyota to file a complaint as the dealer did not want to take care of this. Toyota frankly told us that this is not their issue. Looking at many other owners having the same issue this is a safety defect. We live in the mountains and without lights you have very dangerous situations especially in the winter. P. S. This is not the high beam issue but rather the normal head light. This issue happened on August 1, 2011.
#18 - Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon
The vehicle was a 2008 Toyota Avalon. The VIN of this vehicle is 4T1BK36B18_. Hid high beam headlight on driver's side failed. Light was replaced in may, 2011. Hid low beam headlight on passenger side failed on 12/13/11. This electrical system problem happened on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.
#19 - Electrical System problem of the 2011 Toyota Avalon
The vehicle involved is a 2011 Toyota Avalon. Crash was involved with this problem. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 2T2ZK1BA7B_. The vehicle was a 2011 Lexus rx350 (na). The contact stated that when the rear door was opened, the chime did not indicate that door was open while the contact was reversing out of the garage; the vehicle door crashed into the garage door and was damaged. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not equipped with a warning chime. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that someone from the design department would contact him. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 1,300. This issue happened on December 15, 2010.
#20 - Electrical System problem of the 2010 Toyota Avalon
There was crash involved with this Toyota Avalon. My new (purchased sept. 2009) 2010 Toyota Avalon was involved in an accident due to a vehicle defect (this model is under a recall by Toyota). I came to a complete stop for a vehicle backing out of a driveway. After the other vehicle came to a complete stop, I proceeded to go around the other vehicle (which remained stationary). As soon as I touched the accelerator, my vehicle accelerated rapidly. I took my foot off the gas pedal immediately but I could still hear the engine revving at high speed. I was unable to stop my vehicle until it had gone a distance of two blocks and had crashed into four parked cars, damaging them substantially. Fortunately, there were no personal injuries. This electrical system problem happened on Wednesday, October 28, 2009.
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#21 - Electrical System problem of the 2009 Toyota Avalon
The car involved is a 2009 Toyota Avalon. The VIN of this vehicle was 4T1BK36B39_. Accelleration of vehicle. The failure date was Sunday, February 7, 2010.
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#22 - Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon
The car was a 2008 Toyota Avalon. The VIN of this vehicle is 4T1BK36BX8_. I owned a 2008 avolan. It caught fire Dec. 7 2009 and burned up. I thought I needed to report this to someone. I don't want this to happen to someone else, and the result could be death. I got hurt bad but I am better now. This problem occurred on 12/07/09.
#23 - Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon
The car is a 2008 Toyota Avalon. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 4T1BK36B38_. Musty wet smell inside car when heater or air conditioner fan is turned on. Off and on smell of overheated electrical wires. This electrical system issue occurred Mon., Dec. 1, 2008.
#24 - Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon
The VIN of this Avalon is 4T1BK36B88_. I own a 2008 Toyota Avalon xl, purchased 01/24/08. Recently, while turning, I hit a pothole. The alarm system started and the car accelerated. I could not get the alarm or the car to stop, even though I was braking. I finally put the car in park and turned off the key. The motor made a sound as though it was dying and finally stopped. I restarted the car and continued without further incident. This electrical system problem happened on Friday, November 6, 2009.
#25 - Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon
The VIN of this Avalon is 4T1BK36B38_. My 2008 Toyota Avalon headlight(s) are blinking out but when I switch to the automatic made it comes back on. This problem occurred on Aug. 1, 2010.
#26 - Electrical System problem of the 2008 Toyota Avalon
2008 Toyota Avalon defect - high and low beam head lamp assembly in my 2008 Toyota Avalon, I lost my high beams and my left low beam headlights while driving at night. Upon checking bulbs, both high beam 9011h1r1 bulbs blew out (shattered). I found the TSB notice on line (TSB-0044-10) and went to Toyota seeking Toyota to fix the defect. They told me the cost was $2,400 to replace both headlight assemblies. They did offer to split the cost 50/50 with me but I declined stating that it was a defect and was occurring in 2008, 2009 and 2010 Toyota Avalon. In other words, it was a design defect and they should fix it for free. Toyota declined stating it was not a recall but a TSB. This is a safety issue because I lost not only my high beam headlights without warning, but also my left low beam head lamp. Toyota should classify this as a 'recall' and not a TSB. It was November 6, 2010 when this electrical system issue occurred.
#27 - Electrical System problem of the 2007 Toyota Avalon
The car was a 2007 Toyota Avalon. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6)
I an the original owner of a 2007 Toyota Avalon [xxx] - - as of 26 Feb 2010, I have been notified of no recalls. This issue happened on 02/26/2010.
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#28 - Electrical System problem of the 2007 Toyota Avalon
The car is a 2007 Toyota Avalon. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 4T1BK36B57_. Sudden acceleration when resume depressed from cruise and when laser beam returns from being enacted. The acceleration is sudden and neck-snapping. I no longer use laser but always use 'normal ' cruise since I had vehicle tested at bert wolfe Toyota, charleston wv and they advised that vehicle was performing normal. I return to 'set speed ' manually since that time. I have notified Toyota headquarters in California early in Feb. 2010 and have no reply. There is definitely an electronic problem. The consumer stated the vehicle has electrical and computer problems. Updated ivoq 06/02/jb. This electrical system problem happened on Mon., Jun. 18, 2007.
#29 - Electrical System problem of the 2007 Toyota Avalon
The reporting person owns a 2007 Toyota Avalon. While driving approximately 35 mph, all of the lights suddenly shut off. The contact was able to shift from automatic to manual gears. The lights shut off and then back on for a few second, and then back off again. The contact was able to turn the lights back on; however, they shut off again within ten minutes. He took the vehicle to an authorized dealer who performed a diagnostic test but was unable to determine what caused the failure to occur. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that a representative would inspect the vehicle. The vehicle had not been repaired or inspected at the time the complaint. The current mileage was 32,746. The failure mileage was approximately 32,650. This electrical system problem happened on Thursday, Jul. 1, 2010.
#30 - Electrical System problem of the 2006 Toyota Avalon
My 2006 Toyota Avalon xl has been giving problems shortly after my purchase. The first was the breaking of an oil hose followed by stalling on the freeway. I have taken it to the dealership for diagnosis and for over a week they have not been able to tell me anything. This problem occurred on 04/03/09.
#31 - Electrical System problem of the 2006 Toyota Avalon
2006 Toyota Avalon. Rear deck brake light works only intermittently. Safety issue. Suspected electrical issue. Dealer was initially unable to fix, and estimates $400+ to replace. It was Jan. 2, 2010 when this electrical system issue happened.
#32 - Electrical System problem of the 2006 Toyota Avalon
The vehicle involved is a 2006 Toyota Avalon. While driving at any speed the lights and gauges on the dashboard intermittently shut off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose or duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure continued to recur intermittently. The failure mileage was 17,632 and the current mileage was 73,861. Updated 4/1/11. This electrical system issue occurred Thursday, Jul. 19, 2007.
#33 - Electrical System problem of the 2005 Toyota Avalon
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. It was 07/11/2005 when this electrical system issue happened.
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Other Electrical System related problems of Toyota Avalon:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||45|
|Horn Assembly problems||8|
|Car Will Not Start problems||5|
|Dash Wiring problems||5|
|Ignition Switch problems||4|
|Ignition Coils Failure problems||4|
|Anti-theft Controller problems||4|
|Battery Dead problems||3|
|Ignition Module problems||3|
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems||2|
|Trunk Wiring problems||2|
|Headlights Turn Off While Driving problems||2|