2003 Toyota Avalon

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Available in 2 styles:  2003 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan shown
Asking Price Range
$4,285–$11,705
Estimated MPG

21 city / 29 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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Avalon

AIR BAGS

Recall number: 14V147000
Recall date: 03/27/2014

Problem Summary:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2003-2004 AVALON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED JUNE 5, 2002, THROUGH DECEMBER 20, 2004. IN THESE VEHICLES, THE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) CIRCUITS ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO INTERNAL SHORTING. THE ELECTRICAL SHORT MAY CREATE AN ABNORMAL CURRENT FLOW AND INCREASED HEAT WHICH CAN DAMAGE THE CIRCUITS. THIS COULD RESULT IN AN INADVERTENT DEPLOYMENT OF THE FRONT AIR BAGS AND/OR SEAT BELT PRETENSIONERS.

Consequence:

INADVERTENT DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIR BAGS OR THE SEAT BELT PRETENSIONERS INCREASES THE RISK OF AN INJURY OR CRASH.

Corrective Action:

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NOISE FILTER BETWEEN THE AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE AND THE WIRE HARNESS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 06/05/2002 and 12/20/2004.


STEERING

Recall number: 10V345000
Recall date: 07/29/2010

Problem Summary:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2000-2004 AVALON VEHICLES. DUE TO IMPROPER CASTING OF THE STEERING LOCK BAR, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT A MINUTE CRACK MAY DEVELOP ON THE SURFACE OF THE LOCK BAR. SUCH A CRACK MAY EXPAND OVER A LONG PERIOD OF REPEATED LOCK AND UNLOCK OPERATIONS, AND EVENTUALLY THE LOCK BAR COULD BREAK.

Consequence:

SHOULD THE STEERING LOCK BAR BREAK, THE STEERING WHEEL WOULD LOCK AND THE DRIVER WOULD LOSE THE ABILITY TO STEER THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING INTERLOCK DEVICE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE AUGUST 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/28/1999 and 12/20/2004.


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