Toyota Avalon Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Brake noise is very disturbing and disappointing

Model Year:

2021

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

Avalon

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

We have driven over 5 limited Avalons including Hybrids and the brakes make a thunk every time you brake. Every time. The front brakes grind. Love the car but the brake noise is very disturbing and disappointing.

Review submitted by:JoanD

Pros:Nicely appointed.

Cons:Brake noise

Great vehicle except...

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

Avalon

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

This is a great vehicle unless you are over 6 foot. I am 6’2” and weigh 225 lbs. The vehicle is hard to get in and out of. Also my head almost touches the roof when I am in the vehicle. The biggest issue I had with the vehicle is

Review submitted by:Gary L3

Pros:Great car

Cons:Front drivers seat

Thought it was going to work but big time issues

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

Avalon

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I bought this car wanting a good gas, good driving car for my job in sales. The day I bought it, brand new, apple play would not work. I have had it back to the dealer 5 times in 2 weeks. The screen goes black, no communication with the radio

Review submitted by:KV99

Pros:Nice interior, good gas mileage

Cons:Communication system does not work well.

Really Nice Riding Car, But......

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

Avalon

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

When I first test drove the Avalon Touring, its smooth quiet ride caught my attention. Watched all the videos and reviews and I was very confident. The Power was great. The aggressive facia. Those rear progressive brake lights. Cold start is growling. Not a Grandpa car anymore. I didn't like

Review submitted by:Unhappy Customer2Day

Pros:Looks, Quiet Ride, HUD, Infotainment

Cons:Fuel Economy, nonlockable glove box, No Panroof

design flaw

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

Avalon

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

DESIGN FLAW-BUYER BEWARE. Observed a design flaw in the 2020 Avalon about 1 week after the purchase. The passenger side wiper stands up to wash window but drivers side is obstructed by hood.

Review submitted by:Illiucky6

Pros:Good gas mileage

Cons:Design flaw fix and service escalation poor

Driver comfort is not good.

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

Avalon

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Driver side is uncomfortable, too narrow for legs at knee. Console far too wide. Roof low, trunk space small. No roof storage as in prior Toyota. Info screen is way too large and narrows the driver leg room. Nuisance rattle can't be found. Screen is a distraction. Speed control less

Review submitted by:Smithaca

Pros:Good fuel economy. Great safety features

Cons:Interior is uncomfortable

Very Disappointed, I owned several Avalons

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

Avalon

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

This new design to me is a flop . It looked good on the showroom floor , and I rushed to buy it ,then I began to hate it . The 8 speed transmission is horrible ! You have to dig deep for the power and there is a delay.

Review submitted by:LaRoccia3

Pros:Not too much , maybe the rear tail lights

Cons:Transmission, no sunglass holder , loud exhaust

Good Ride, Comfortable, but Noisy!

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

Avalon

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Very new, I find the car smooth riding and comfortable but we are experiencing "road noise" specifically when traveling over 40mph. Unfortunately we find the road noise irritating enough we are considering trading the vehicle. Once again the vehicle is otherwise very nice, quick smooth acceleration, handles well, the rear

Review submitted by:KC69

Pros:Smooth ride, handles nicely

Cons:Road noise, over 40 mph very irritating

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