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Steering Rack And Pinion Problems of Toyota Avalon



Toyota Avalon owners have reported 31 problems related to steering rack and pinion (under the steering category).

car image   Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2007 Toyota Avalon 1
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that during a routine maintenance check, the technician stated that the rack and pinion needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

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Failure Date: 07/01/2014

At 7 years old, my Toyota Avalon is leaking from the body of the rack and pinion gear. Dealer service states that 'this happens'. Concerned that leak may cause loss of power steering while driving causing driver to over or understeer the vehicle. Could be considered for a possible safety issue.

car image   Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2004 Toyota Avalon 3
Failure Date: 03/15/2011

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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car image   Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1997 Toyota Avalon 4
Failure Date: 09/01/2006

I have had my rack and pinion replaced on my car twice and I am having it repaired for the third time. The steering wheel looses power making it difficult to steer. I have not had any accidents.

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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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Failure Date: 10/20/2005

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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Failure Date: 01/18/2003

I purchased a brand new 1997 Toyota Avalon for my wife. The vehicle has just recently turned over 29,000 miles, and obviously has passed the 3 year warranty. However, it has yet to reach the normal 36,000 mile warranty mark. On January 18, 2003 I noticed a large puddle of fluid underneath the car. I checked the fluid levels, and found that the power steering reservoir was almost empty. I took the car to the local Toyota dealership (where I purchased the car) and was informed that the power steering rack was leaking, and would have to be replaced at a cost of $850. 00 plus tax, for a re-manufactured part. I contacted the customer service rep with the dealership, and was told that there was nothing they could do, even though the vehicle had such low mileage. He suggested I contact Toyota corporate, but that due to the current economic conditions, that Toyota was not being very generious with "good will" compensations. I called Toyota coroporate in California and lodged my complaint. While I have yet to hear back from them (it is now February 6, 2003) I was given the impression that nothing would be done to help me defrey the cost of these repairs. I have since done considerable research via the internet, and on the nhsta website alone, I found a large portion of the complaints that had been filed regarding this vehicle was the result of the power steering rack leaking fluid, and requiring replacement. How many others are out there that have not filed a report. I believe this probelm could result in some one being killed or seriously injured should the steering lock up or become too hard to move because of all the fluid leaking from this device. I further believe that Toyota shoul be instructed to recall and repair, or reimburse anyone who has one of these vehicles.

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Failure Date: 01/02/2002

I previouslt worked with 2 other individuals who have had their rack & pinion assembly fail on their 1997 Toyota Avalons.

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Failure Date: 12/20/2001

I have spoken to 2 people with 1996 Toyota Avalon and they have or had the identical problems. No safety defec tlisted.

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Failure Date: 10/27/2001

No summary listed for abov evehicle.


 
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Failure Date: 08/14/2001

It appears that the common problem of rack and pinion failure has finally occurred on my vehicle. I contacted Toyota and dealer and their response was that the part was out of warranty. I asked the question that if you knew a part was certainly going to fail after warranty and it cost roughly $1000 would you buy that vehicle? I think this should be investigate further and there should be a recall.

car image   Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1998 Toyota Avalon 12
Failure Date: 04/15/2001

When turning steering wheel it has hard resistance until warmed up. Dealer has parts on back order, and it will take 30 days. A rush order has been placed. Vehicle is going to get worse over the next 30 days.

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Failure Date: 03/10/2001

Noticed fluid leaking from rack and pinion steering boot, dealer replaced assembly, parts had to be back ordered because of frequency of problem, also right srtut mount had to be replaced,and back ordered .

car image   Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1996 Toyota Avalon 14
Failure Date: 03/02/2001

Rack and pinion steering went out while driving. Dealer has been notified.

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car image   Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1997 Toyota Avalon 15
Failure Date: 01/28/2001

Rack and pinion assemby began leaking from seal failures on the inside of the unit.

car image   Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1996 Toyota Avalon 16
Failure Date: 01/25/2001

Rack and pinion and power steering pump in need of replacement, parts on back order. Cj.

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Failure Date: 01/05/2001

No summary listed for above vehicle.

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Failure Date: 12/06/2000

Rack and pinion steering needed to be replaced/ leaking oil, and front strut support had to be repaired. Vehicle was rattling constantly from time of purchase. Also, had a brake problem. When brakes were applied there was sound. Only after brake pedal was applied a second time knocking sound stopped. In addition, driver's seat moved when making turns. Consumer felt unsafe in vehicle.

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Failure Date: 12/01/2000

Vehicle taken to an independent repair shop for inspection, mechanic informed consumer that rack and pinion steering broke and needed replacementement/repairs. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was out of its warranty. Any repairs would be at consumer's cost.

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Failure Date: 12/01/2000

Vehicle is leaking steering fluid due to a broken rack and pinion. Please provide VIN and additonal information.

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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.

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Failure Date: 10/15/2000

Rack and pinion started leaking fluid and within 2 weeks no longer held any fluid and the rack and pinion needed replaced. Contacted Toyota and they filed the complaint, but offered no remedy and would not acknowledge any other complaints on the same issue. From other research this appears to be a very costly problem on many of the '97 Avalons.

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Failure Date: 05/07/2000

No summary listed for above vehicle.

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Failure Date: 05/04/2000

I had to add considerable amount of power steering fluid monthly for past 3 months; dealer says rack & pinion steering gear unit leaking; car out of warranty, cost to replace part $1,500. I pay premium price for Toyota quality, and rack & pinion should not go bad on any car at only 63,000 miles!!!! if necessary, I will go all the way to small claims court to get reimbursed.

car image   Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1997 Toyota Avalon 25
Failure Date: 03/25/2000

Rack and pinion steering assembly is leaking steering fluid on the passenger's side. The cost to fix this problem is a whopping 1,500 according to the dealer.

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Failure Date: 03/15/2000

1997 Toyota Avalon with 50,000 miles developed leak in rack and pinion steering. Dealer refused to assist with cost of repairs due to expiration of warranty. Defective parts replaced by a reputable mechanic.

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Failure Date: 02/17/2000

Dealer replaced the power steering rack because it was leaking. Owner noticed noise while steering, and checked power steering fluid to find that it was very close to empty. The dealer didn't charge for labor, so I only paid for the rack ($600. 00). Contacted Toyota about a recall, but was told that there was none, and that I was fortunate that the dealer paid for the labor. I agree that I was fortunate for that, but feel this part should not have worn out .

car image   Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1999 Toyota Avalon 28
Failure Date: 10/01/1998

The consumer state's while driving at any speed, and turning to the right, the steering will go to the left and the dealer replace the sterring rack pinion and the vehicle has been into the shop for repair's seven time's and the dealer can't determine the problem.

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Consumer states that the rack and pinion is leaking. Dealer notified and replaced the seal. Feel free to provide any further information. Nlm.

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While having vehicle serviced technician noticed rack and pinion steering was leaking. Dealer was notified. Please provide further information.

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Purchased used 1998 in 1999-while driving car turns off and steering wheels become too hard to steer. Safety hazard. I have been on the highway going 65 when this happens without any symptons. Have taken it to dealer many times they say they fixed it yet it keeps reoccuring. Could kill or have major accident on the road, I'm extremely concerned because I'm a realtor and I have clients in my car all the time.


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