Suspension Problems of Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon owners have reported 34 problems related to 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   Suspension problem of the 1998 Toyota Avalon 1
Failure Date: 11/09/2018

Electrical system shut down in traffic at the light, alternator was tested. Battery light stay on, lights dimmed out, lost speed. Had to get pushed out the road at a busy intersection in atlanta georgia on cleveland avenue. . Bought a second alternator, same exact incident . Once headlights are turned on at night, car looses total power. I had to drive five blocks at night without lights on ralph david abernathy blvd, atlanta georgia, even the hazard lights drained a brand new battery purchased 12/02/2018.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2000 Toyota Avalon 2
Failure Date: 10/04/2018

Passenger side tire shakes till I reach 45mph it stops.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Toyota Avalon 3
Failure Date: 01/09/2018

When vehicle was in motion, each little bump or imperfection in the pavement would cause a rattle under the driver front. Examination by an auto repairman revealed the front suspension spring was cracked. I was told not to drive the car as this was next to the tire and could puncture it while being driven. The repairman also stated that this was unusual in a Toyota. Had maybe seen this twice over 2 years but recently within one month had seen this happen about 15 times. The repairman felt it was temperature related to subzero temperatures in December and January causing the metal spring to brake.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Avalon 4
Failure Date: 10/25/2016

Purchased vehicle "as is" while recovering from surgery. Could not inspect vehicle. On first drive on city street, could not slow down to make a rh turn. Brakes did not fully engage, and driver had to shift down. Vehicle entered adjacent lawn before stopping. Vehicle was driven slowly to Toyota dealership where it was examined. Estimate to get vehicle running safely: $4,719. 11. Vehicle declared unsafe when sold.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 1997 Toyota Avalon 5
Failure Date: 08/04/2016

The contact owns a 1997 Toyota Avalon. While driving 40 mph, the rear passenger tire made loud noises. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the lateral arm snapped off the subframe due to severe corrosion. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 139,000.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2010 Toyota Avalon 6
Failure Date: 06/09/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Avalon. While driving at any speed and veering left, the steering wheel stiffened. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic and the shocks and motor mount were replaced. The failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000. The manufacturer was not notified.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2002 Toyota Avalon 7
Failure Date: 05/01/2016

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Avalon 8
Failure Date: 11/30/2013

It was daylight at approximately 3 pm local time. We were on good interstate road with moderate traffic and dry payment. We were on I-65 about 10 miles south of franklin, TN. My wife and I were the only passengers in our vehicle and we were both wearing seat belts. We are the original vehicle owner and the vehicle has been well maintained. We were not impaired and had stopped for a rest break and a driver change 15 minutes earlier. She was driving, I was in the front passenger seat. We were in the left lane. The driver immediately in front us in the right lane suddenly swerved into our lane for reasons unknown. We had traffic to our immediate right so the only place available for my wife to avoid was the left edge of the highway which is where she went. The left shoulder was rough due to recent construction in the area. She lost control and we spun out in the grassy medium without hitting anything. She was unhurt. My right clavicle was broken in two places with the two breaks the width of the shoulder belt apart which is assumed to be the proximate cause of the break. I was evacuated by ambulance to the nearest trauma center and had surgery two weeks later to repair my clavicle. It took surgery, the largest clavicle plate they make, and 10 screws to put my shoulder back together. Our air bags did not fire. Our seat belt pre-tensioners did not fire. The other vehicle fled the scene. Our car was repaired at a state farm certified repair center.

car image   Suspension problem of the 1997 Toyota Avalon 9
Failure Date: 10/13/2012

Noise coming from rear of car, upon inspection, rear suspension crossmember was rusted out. No other significant rust under car. Crossmember failed prematurely.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2003 Toyota Avalon 10
Failure Date: 10/13/2012

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, he experienced a sudden loss of control of the vehicle. The contact quickly regained control as he moved the vehicle off the roadway. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for inspection where they stated that the passenger side suspension arm failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 113,000.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Avalon 11
Failure Date: 01/18/2012

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Avalon. The contact was driving 5 mph and heard a noise near the rear tires. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the axle needed a knuckle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 64,000. Updated 8/31/12.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2003 Toyota Avalon 12
Failure Date: 11/17/2010

Air bag light on since I have this vehicle dealer cannot fix it . Also noise from pulley loud noise I see a recall on the 2004 Avalon but not on tghe 2003 but it's making the same noise as the 2004.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2003 Toyota Avalon 13
Failure Date: 07/19/2010

I had to replace 6 month old tires because they were worn on the edges. I thought it was a bad alignment, so I bought new tires, had them balanced and re-aligned. 1 month later my car is still pulling to the left. It is difficult to keep it straight. Is there a recall on this issue?.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2002 Toyota Avalon 14
Failure Date: 12/22/2009

While driving on the massachusetts turnpike (route 90) my Toyota Avalon suddenly turned to the left (driver's side) and struck the highway median. I had no control of my Avalon and the vehicle was unresponsive to turning the wheel and to braking.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Avalon 15
Failure Date: 07/15/2007

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Avalon. While driving approximately 25 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle and steering wheel vibrated excessively when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle began pulling to the left and right intermittently without assistance. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and repaired. On four separate occasions, the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for identical failures without any resolutions. The vehicle has not been repaired again. The failure mileage was 500 and current mileage was 19,288. Updated 01/06/09. Updated 01/06/09.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota Avalon 16
Failure Date: 07/15/2007

In June of 2007 we purchased a new Toyota Avalon. Within 2 weeks we noticed it pulling intermittently to the right and left on the open road and when braking. At times it would jerk wildly to the right, left, right or opposite when braking and it has a tendency to climb uphill against the slant of the open road. The situation is worse in cold weather. We had the car aligned numerous times, rotated the tires, checked the pressures, all with no improvement. We took it to a local Toyota dealer and had it serviced 3 times (with Toyota corp. Instruction) with no results. At Toyota's suggestion, we replaced 2 of the michelin tires that came on the car (at our expense) with 2 high quality mastercraft tires which showed significant tread wear after only 700 miles. It has worn out 2 original tires at 15,000 miles and the other 2 now need replaced at 19,000 miles. The car will not hold an alignment. We were told by Toyota reps. That the car is reacting to "road crown" conditions and that they were unable to duplicate the problem. Toyota instructed us to pursue the problem with the national center for dispute settlement. The determination was "the customer failed to prove the conditions present are due to a manufacturing defect in material or workmanship". We have since taken the car to another Toyota dealer in our area and the service manager was able to duplicate the problem and agrees that the situation exists as we've described. He contacted Toyota corporate and the reply as stated on the service report is "Toyota says no fix for concern normal condition for nature of vehicle". We have driven other Avalons and know people who own them and are not aware of any others with this problem. Our first concern is that there may be a safety issue with our car. In addition, we feel that for the price paid we should be able to enjoy driving it and not be constantly fighting the car. We would like the car to be competently repaired and reimbursement for 4 tires.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2002 Toyota Avalon 17
Failure Date: 06/20/2007

I purchased a certified used car from ira Toyota and since I've owned it 4 things have never worked: 1. The seat belts always stick and have been replaced and still do not work. 2. The driver's seat does not move forward and back. The dealer looked at it more than twice and still will not fix it. 3. The steering wheel does not turn smoothly and the dealer does not know why. 4. The vehicle continuously turns to the left, even after all new, superior wheels and tires, new struts and two front end alignments. The dealer: ira Toyota could find nothing wrong.

car image   Suspension problem of the 1999 Toyota Avalon 18
Failure Date: 03/05/2005

Struts and strut plates, engine smoking at 40,000 miles.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2003 Toyota Avalon 19
Failure Date: 03/01/2005

2003 Toyota Avalon. Consumer states front end alignment problems the consumer stated due to the outlandish tire wear, he had to purchase three sets of tires. The consumer stated the vehicle had six alignments performed. After the vehicle was sold, the consumer was informed the dealer was able to correct the drifting to the left by repairing the steering system, in which a recall had been issued.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Toyota Avalon 20
Failure Date: 11/28/2004

While driving 35 miles per hour the consumer hit a curb which caused the right front tire to go flat. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and results showed that the strut arm, knuckle steering, bushings and bearings all needed to be replaced.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2001 Toyota Avalon 21
Failure Date: 09/07/2001

2001 Toyota Avalon experiencing problems with the brakes, and windows. There was a persistent problem with noise that seemed to originate from the front end. The noise was intermittent and noticeable after the vehicle was warmed, when making turns or when applying the brakes. An inspection revealed that the caliper slide was sticking onto the left front side. The brake rotors showed signs of glaze, there was a wobbly feeling when the brakes were applied, the passenger side heated seat was intermittent, the vehicle was pulling to the left, the drivers windows would go up and down, the stripping on the bumper was coming off, the steering would shake at times, the fuel gauge fluctuated, the radio buttons were fading, the cassette was inoperative, there was burning smell coming from the vent, the vehicle stalled with no warning, the wiper blade(s) were noisy, the windshield had "million" of dots all over it, and the front panel was lit for the back lights and there was a limited amount of air/heat that would blow on the drivers feet. The rotors were machined and the front and rear brake pads were replaced. The front struts were cracked and caused the front end noise. The radio,steering angle sensor and the front struts were replaced.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2000 Toyota Avalon 22
Failure Date: 07/01/2001

Consumer was traveling 65mph on highway and vehicle veered into another lane. Dealership was aware of problem.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2001 Toyota Avalon 23
Failure Date: 06/06/2001

There is constant vibration at 60-75 mph, and vehicle pulls to the left, seldom to the right. Dealer replaced tires and rims, it did not remedy the problem. Two tires showed excessive wear and were replaced. While driving the lug nuts caps fell off and were replaced.

car image   Suspension problem of the 1999 Toyota Avalon 24
Failure Date: 03/19/2001

While driving would experience vibration on entire vehicle. Would feel like there was a flat tire. Higher the speed stronger is vibration, and could not be duplicated by dealer .

car image   Suspension problem of the 2000 Toyota Avalon 25
Failure Date: 12/01/2000

Front end "bottoms out" and hits the front tires when exiting and /or entering inclines to strip malls, etc. And v ditches on public streets when traveling at speeds less than 25 mph. This could cause loss of control of vehicle and damage to tires when going at higher speeds. *** dims11 ivoq entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis***755954.

car image   Suspension problem of the 1998 Toyota Avalon 26
Failure Date: 01/01/2000

There was a louder then usual thump in the front of the vehicle when going over bumps in the road. To vehicle to dealer repair shop, and mechanic noted that front strut was breaking. Consumer contacted dealer, and dealer knew about the problem with the strut, but wa snot willing to do anything.

car image   Suspension problem of the 1998 Toyota Avalon 27
Failure Date: 10/20/1999

While driving down the highway vehicle constantly pulls to the left .

car image   Suspension problem of the 1998 Toyota Avalon 28
Failure Date: 02/01/1999

Front suspension creaked and groaned. The upper strut mounts were replaced by dealer (both sides) at 3000 and again at 32000 miles.

car image   Suspension problem of the 1999 Toyota Avalon 29
Failure Date: 11/23/1998

Consumer was afraid that the struts were wearing out abnormally because he kept hearing noises coming from vehicle. Problem was reported to the dealership. Dealership was aware of the problem, but did not have a solution for this problem. Please provide any further details.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2000 Toyota Avalon 30
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

2000 Toyota Avalon xls steering wheel vibrations. Nar 07/10/2003. The consumers vehicle pulled to the left and the steering wheel vibrated and became stiff on frequent occasions. Please take immediate action in resolving matters. The dealer rotated and balanced the tires, and performed several alignments, but the problem continued.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2006 Toyota Avalon 31
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

2006 Toyota Avalon. Consumer writes to express views regarding Toyota incidents the consumer stated he was sold a defective demo vehicle. The entire brake system had to be replaced as well as the tires due to premature wear. The windshield wipers did not clear the windshield properly and the brake light illuminated right after the consumer left the dealership. The consumer returned to the dealership only to be told there was no brake fluid in the reservoir.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2002 Toyota Avalon 32

From the time of purchase, vehicle pulls to the left. On one occasion, at highway speeds, the vehicle was unstable making it difficult to maintain in one lane. Dealer worked on vehicle five times and each time problem would reoccur. Consumer is in process of arbitration. Model/xls.

car image   Suspension problem of the 1997 Toyota Avalon 33

Dealer mechanic told me in strict confidence this problem is very common. Cost to replace two front struts is $743. 00. According to mechanic, the consequences could result in tire failure.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2001 Toyota Avalon 34

Consumer stated tires wore out prematurely. The tires had been replaced 5 times. Consumer believed that vehicle was misaligned.



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