Front Suspension Problems of Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon owners have reported 22 problems related to front suspension (under the suspension category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Toyota Avalon based on all problems reported for the Avalon.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2003 Toyota Avalon 1
Failure Date: 08/16/2006

We have owned this vehicle for 3 years. The vehicle pulls to the left. The dealership realigned the vehicle several times, but this did not correct the problem. We also had a separate garage who specializes in wheel alignments, earlier this year, try and align it. He stated that the parts of the vehicle that control this were switched,( I. E. The left wheel part was in the right wheel part, and etc. ) when we took it back to the local dealership, they stated there was no problem. The tires are in good condition and do not exhibit abnormal wear and tear. The vehicle still pulls to the left.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2003 Toyota Avalon 2
Failure Date: 04/11/2006

: the contact stated the vehicle pulls to the left. The dealership realigned the vehicle several times, but this did not correct the problem. The tires are in good condition and do not exhibit abnormal wear and tear. Updated 05/16/2006 - had this problem since the purchase of the vehicle.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1998 Toyota Avalon 3
Failure Date: 02/26/2006

The front suspension rattles really loud when going over small washboard type bumps or any disturbances in the road. This is caused by a faulty strut mount.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2005 Toyota Avalon 4
Failure Date: 02/06/2006

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. ***** 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.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1997 Toyota Avalon 5
Failure Date: 10/31/2005

Bought used 97 Toyota Avalon at 96,000 miles couple of years ago. From day one, noticed crankling and rattling noise at the front and back. As the time went by, it got worse. Finally just had my rear struts replaced but the front is still bad. Everytime going slow 20/35 mph I could hear things are shaking, rattling. Now the delaer just told me that rack and pinion is leaking too. Did a search on my own on the internet and found out that these happen to be known issues with Avalon. Have had evrything done by a local dealer here in houston but much to my chagrin dealership guys never mentioned or acknwledged these known issues. Do wanna get rid of it but it would be unfair with the purchaser. So now keeping it and going to replace the front struts with mounts as well, hoping that crankling and rattling would go away completely. Spending more buck . Feel sorry for those who bought Avalons at very low mileage. Last but not the least one can easily find these complaints from different websites from lot of people , I think its about time somebody steps up and do something about it. Thanks.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2001 Toyota Avalon 6
Failure Date: 05/30/2005

Dt:steering wheel vibrates at speeds from 60 to 75 mph. Consumer took the vehicle to sears twice to balance and rotate the tires. This did not fix the problem. The consumer took the vehicle to Toyota and had the tires balanced again and the vehicle lubricated. This did not fix the problem either. Vehicle has 22000 miles. Consumer says that it feels like something is loose under the carriage. When the consumer applied the brakes there was a vibration.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2000 Toyota Avalon 7
Failure Date: 04/25/2004

My 2000 totyota Avalon has a "loose" and "twitchy" front suspension that presents itself as you approach normal highway speeds. As road feel and control diminishes with increased speed, the care becomes stressful to drive. This results in a "wandering" front end causing the driver to over-correct in even moderate turning maneuvers. This is most pronounced when several passangers or luggage is in the car. This is even now reported by consummer reports.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1997 Toyota Avalon 8
Failure Date: 11/02/2001

How many people must complain before something is done? there must be so many people that don't complain, but have these same problems! no safety defect listed.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2001 Toyota Avalon 9
Failure Date: 04/01/2001

The vehicle "wanders" ie, at highway speeds the perceived feeling is that the vehicle is being driven in deep routes or over trolley tracks, much like the feeling when driving over a bridge surface that is constructed of metal grating. This creates an overall feeling that I have no real control over the vehicle.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1997 Toyota Avalon 10
Failure Date: 12/01/2000

Excessive wear on tires. (dot number: 004550 tiresize: p205/65r15).

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1997 Toyota Avalon 11
Failure Date: 11/20/2000

Dealer reports that the part fails so often that the parts are back-ordered. No safety defect listed.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1997 Toyota Avalon 12
Failure Date: 11/15/2000

After noticing oil spots on pavement had mechanic check vehicle. Found rack and pinion steering needed to be replaced/ driver's seat belt had to be replaced due to tensioner tightening up with too much force/ tires were wearing out prematurely due to bad suspension/vehicle had rough ride, and struts were leaking.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2000 Toyota Avalon 13
Failure Date: 07/01/2000

Dealer states that this is an "unusual" problem for this vehicle. I called Toyota & was told the 1998 & 1999 models had this problem but they thought that the suppliers parts weren't used in the 2000 models. They were, apparently, wrong. No safety defect listed in summary.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2000 Toyota Avalon 14
Failure Date: 01/30/2000

Details: front end "bottoms out" and hits the driver side front tire when exiting and /or entering inclines to strip malls, etc. And v ditches on public streets when traveling at speeds less than 25 mph, and during highway dips. The tire hits the engine shroud. This could cause loss of control of vehicle and damage to tires when going at higher speeds. This prob was addressed wile vehicle was in warranty, but the problem soon returned.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1998 Toyota Avalon 15
Failure Date: 07/11/1999

Front suspension bangs and clanks going over any size bump at any speed. Abnormal tire wear developing even with rotation. Dealer states condition is "normal" no resolution after numerous complaints.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1997 Toyota Avalon 16
Failure Date: 05/10/1999

The front suspension bar was broken causing the vehicle veeres to the left while on highway and goes out of control resulting in accident. Yh.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1997 Toyota Avalon 17
Failure Date: 04/01/1999

Problem manifests itself by rattles that apparently are on right front of vehicle.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1996 Toyota Avalon 18
Failure Date: 11/14/1995

The vehicle pulls to the right. Tt.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1998 Toyota Avalon 19

The car has been re-aligned numerous times and is constantly going out of alignment. Tires have also worn excessively. Independent alignment (goodyear) reported that similar problems with other Avalons.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1998 Toyota Avalon 20

Front suspnsion makes an "undampened" clunk when going over slightly rough road. Manufacturer refuses to honor warranty.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1997 Toyota Avalon 21

So many suspension/struts problems with 1997 Avalon. So many complains on the web site. Talk to the service adviser at buena park Toyota and he told me the replacement parts are in back order because of so many failures. Please conduct an investigation about this falure since so many vehicles involve with the same problems. Thank you.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1999 Toyota Avalon 22

Vibration in front end, felt in steering and getting worse. Toyota mechanic suspects cv joint failing. Factory rep says it's a design flaw; they all do it. New Avalons are redesigned to correct flaw. Refuse to do anything about it. This is a potentially hazardous condition.

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