Toyota Avalon owners have reported 18 problems related to power steering pump (under the steering 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.
While driving the vehicle at approximately 45 mph on a clear sunny day the windshield wipers turned on and began to operate at full speed and would not respond at attempts to stop them. The horn started going off with alarm noises in the vehicle. The smell of an electrical odor and white smoke began to enter the cabin through the dash. Attempts to pull the vehicle over were prevented as the steering wheel locked. The brakes would not respond or work despite stepping on them with both feet and attempting to pump them. The vehicle was still traveling on the road and down a hill with no electrical, steering, or power function of the vehicle. As the vehicle slowed the passenger jumped out. Fire began to come through the dash and upon the driver opening his door fire also came into the cabin from beneath the vehicle. The driver jumped out just before the vehicle careened down an embankment and exploded 3 times.
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On 03/22/2010 Toyota replaced a vvti oil hose under recall # 90k because the rubber portion of the hose was subject to failure that would cause the engine oil to spay out. On 07/24/2012 the replacement hose ruptured causing engine oil to spray out. The engine oil soaked the serpentine belt which is attached to the power steering pump as well as other components. This caused a loss of steering control which nearly caused an accident.
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2004 Toyota Avalon. Consumer writes in regards to safety recall notice concerning engine crankshaft pulley
the consumer believed unnecessary repairs were made to the vehicle, prior to receiving the recall notice. The consumer experienced difficulty in turning the steering wheel, the steering was sluggish and there was a vibration. The power steering pump was replaced. The brakes, tires, and rack and pinion were also replaced.
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Power steering pump leaking. Told by dealer it will need to be replaced.
First contacted Toyota motor sales u. S. A. , inc. In torrance, CA. And advised them of my car troubles prior to going to dealership for service. I made them aware that I do not trust dealer service departments. They assigned me a case number and documented my issues with engine/powertrain malfunction that still exist today and both the dealer and Toyota motor sales have not addressed problem. Also, I stated to dealer that there was leakage surrounding the power steering pump. Dealer was quick to resolve problem by trying to induce me to have pump changed without performing true diagnostic procedures to include; failure to remove front r/h tire to look at power steering pump from the front side, failure to clean power steering pump and surrounding areas to investigate true area of leakage. Instead, dealer service department came to an immediate conclusion that the pump must be leaking from pump shaft bearing. Cost to replace; $750. 00 which I declined to have replaced. With the vehicle up on jack stands and with true diagnostic testing, I removed front r/h tire, thoroughly cleaned power steering pump and surrounding area and steered left to right and right to left many times and can not locate leak at this time. Could be even engine oil that dripped down or pump high pressure line that goes to steering cylinder gearbox/yoke area. As far as the power train/engine problem that has been going on for a very long time, the engine and transmission are always out of synchronization. To briefly state, the engine wonders (hi and low rpms) and the transmission will be in wrong gear. Furthermore, throttle response is many times non-existent. I depress pedal and no engine response is found. Need to further depress pedal for engine to accelerate. This is a serious safety factor as far as I am concerned. Have other issues not able to state because of your limited words allowed.
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2006 Toyota Avalon. Consumer states problem with power steering pumps the consumer stated the power steering pump was leaking. On feburary 7, 2009 the power steering pump was replaced under warranty. In June 2010, while the vehicle was being serviced, the mechanic pointed out that the power steering pump was leaking again and needed to be replaced. The consumer contacted the dealer who originally replaced the pump in 2009. They informed the consumer, the power steering pump was only under warranty for 12 months and they could not replace it without charging him for the repairs.
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Avalon. While the contact was driving 55 mph he noticed that the engine temperature had risen. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact had the serpentine belt replaced. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 57,000. Updated 3/24/10 the serpentine belt broke while driving. It was apparently caused by frozen bearings in the idler pulley. The rotors were warped and had to be replaced, the power steering pump was replaced due to leakage. Updated 08/11/10.
: the contact stated while traveling at 70 mph lost power steering. The vehicle suddenly became difficult to steer. The contact was able to drive the vehicle to the service dealer for inspection. After inspection the dealer informed the contact that power steering pump failed. Repairs have been made. Updated 1/23/2006 - at not time prior to or after failure did the vehicle exhibit any external fluid loss.
Continuous loss of power steering fluid. Steering felt tight. Rack and pinion and power steering pump had to be replaced at 99,000 miles. Noticed a large number of complaints on NHTSA website for this problem.
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1997 Toyota Avalon the power steering rack leaks at 51000 miles and is a known problem to Toyota. Also need to be repaired at 99000 miles the front strut mounting also failed near 50000 miles and is failing again at 99500 miles. The power steering pump makes excessive noise and leaks. This problem started about 51000 miles as well. Weakness in the steering makes this a dangerous vehicle. I contacted the Toyota service center and they said they were well aware of the problems but the vehicle is out of warranty. A service bulletin has been issued to all Toyota dealers to check for these problems and recommend repairs. The cost averages $1000. While asking Toyota customer service for help I was told to contact the ceo in japan if not satisfied with the repair costs.
The consumer stated that while parking, she experienced sudden acceleration when she applied the brake. The vehicle collided with two other vehicles. The consumer was stepping on the brake when the vehicle surged forward. The vehicle had a history of egr valve repairs. The vehicle suddenly accelerated at the service dealership as well. The problem had something to do with the throttle body injector. The vehicle accelerated up to 4k rpm's. The power steering pump, rack and egr valve were replaced. Updated evoq 08/27/10 updated evoq 11/17/10.
I purchased a 1997 Toyota Avalon xls with 55,000 miles on it from leith Toyota in raleigh north carolina in March of 2002. I now have 74,000 miles on it and have discovered that the power steering pump and complete power steering rack needs to be replaced at the cost of $1200. 00. I do not understand why I should be responsible for this. I have reviewed the ntsb website and there are numerous complaints of the same problem. Why is there not a recall? I tried to get the dealership to cover some of the costs and all they offered was a free rental. Maybe I should write oprah, seems everyone listens to her and see if she can make it public!.
Power steering pump leaked and was replaced.
Rack and pinion and power steering pump in need of replacement, parts on back order. Cj.
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Rapid power steering fluid loss --seems common in Avalons. No parts available because on back order.
Power steering belt failed.
Power steering reservoir leak. Yh.
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Power steering pump leak. Yh.
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