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2000 Toyota Avalon Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

2000 Toyota Avalon

Side Crash Driver Side
Side Crash Passenger Side

Recall Notices

2000 Toyota Avalon (7/29/2010)

Campaign Number: 10V345000
Component Name: STEERING
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Corporation
Description: 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.
Defect: 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 BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

2000 Toyota Avalon (6/5/2000)

Campaign Number: 00V154000
Component Name: SUSPENSION:REAR
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Corporation
Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT, THE REAR AXLE MAY NOT HAVE ADEQUATE STRENGTH IN SOME AREAS.
Defect: AFTER EXTENDED USE OF THE VEHICLE, THE REAR AXLE SHAFTS COULD FAIL OR BREAK.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE REAR AXLE HUB ASSEMBLIES.