2004 Toyota Avalon

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2004 Toyota Avalon
Available in 2 styles:  2004 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan shown
Asking Price Range
$5,043–$12,319
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.


ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Recall number: 11V539000
Recall date: 11/09/2011

Problem Summary:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 AVALON VEHICLES; 2004 AND 2005 CAMRY, CAMRY SOLARA, HIGHLANDER, AND SIENNA VEHICLES, 2006 HIGHLANDER HYBRID; 2004 AND 2005 LEXUS ES330 AND RX330; AND 2006 LEXUS RX400H VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 1, 2004 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2005, EQUIPPED WITH THE 1MZ-FE OR 3MZ-FE ENGINE. THE AMOUNT OF ADHESIVE AGENT APPLIED BETWEEN THE OUTER RING AND THE TORSIONAL RUBBER DAMPER (INNER RING) IN THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY MAY BE INADEQUATE. IF THE ADHESIVE IS INSUFFICIENT, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE OUTER RING MAY BECOME MISALIGNED AND IT MAY NOT PROPERLY ROTATE WITH THE INNER RING, CAUSING NOISE AND/OR ILLUMINATION OF THE BATTERY DISCHARGE INDICATOR LIGHT.

Consequence:

IN SOME CASES, THE BELT FOR THE POWER STEERING PUMP MAY BECOME DETACHED FROM THE PULLEY WHICH COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF POWER STEERING AND A SUDDEN INCREASE IN STEERING EFFORT, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL CHECK THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY TO IDENTIFY WHETHER IT WAS PRODUCED BY THE U.S. SUPPLIER. IF SO, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE PULLEY WITH A NEW ONE AT NO CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING EARLY JANUARY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 12/31/2011.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 06/01/2004 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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