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TOYOTA AVALON Problems with Electrical System

 
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2002 TOYOTA AVALON Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2002 TOYOTA AVALON. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2002 TOYOTA AVALON by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (111 Complaints)
Date reported Dec 18, 2005
Location SIMPSONVILLE, SC
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2002 TOYOTA AVALON
Transmission Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Electrical System

HAD DRIVEN ABOUT 10 MILES. STOPPED AT TRAFFIC SIGNAL AND NOTICED SMOKE FILLING PASSENGER COMPARTMENT, THOUGHT IT WAS FROM CAR IN FRONT WHICH HAD EXCESS EXHAUST, ROLLED DOWN WINDOW AND CLEARED AIR. DROVE SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET AND NOTED CAR FILL WITH SMOKE AND ALSO COMING FROM HOOD AREA ,STOPPED LIFTED HOOD TO SEE FLAMES COMING FROM AREA AT FRONT( IE;AT RADIATOR,FAN,ALTERNATOR,ETC.).DIFFICULTY CALLING FD,ANOTHER TRUCK STOPPED AND POURED 5 GAL. OF WATER ON FLAMING AREA, PLASTIC STILL BURNED AND FULLY PUT OUT WITH EXTINGUISHER. NO ONE INJURED,BUT UNABLE TO DRIVE VEHICLE,CALLED TOYOTA OF GREENVILLE TO PICK UP CAR.

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