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1997 Toyota Avalon Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

1997 Toyota Avalon

Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side

Recall Notices

1997 Toyota Avalon (9/17/1997)

Campaign Number: 97V156000
Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Corporation
Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ALASKA, COLORADO, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, IOWA, KANSAS, MAINE, MICHIGAN,MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, NOTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, AND WYOMING. A CONDITION CAN OCCUR WHERE ACCUMULATED MOISTURE CAN TEMPORARILY FREEZE IN THE BRAKE VACUUM HOSE IF THE VEHICLE IS USED IN EXTREMELY COLD CLIMATES FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.
Defect: THIS CAN RESULT IN THE ELIMINATION OF VACUUM ASSIST TO THE BRAKES THAT CAN INCREASE STOPPING DISTANCES AND COULD LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW DESIGN BRAKE VACUUM HOSE.