2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,325 miles

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problem #2

May 292018

Avalon

  • 114,650 miles
My car has been on a manufacturer recall since November 3, 2015. Manufacturer recall number fov NHTSA recall number 15V728 recall status : recall incomplete in certain driving situations, the optional pre-collision system (pcs) could interpret a steel road joint or steel plate in the road surface as an obstacle or vehicle in the path of travel and activate. When the system activates, my vehicle's brakes are applied automatically. The system activates brake assist mode, and my front seatbelts may tighten. I will hear a warning buzzer, the pcs indicator lamp will illuminate and a message will appear on the multi information display.

- Amityville, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 062015

Avalon 4-cyl

  • 6,000 miles
The pre-collision system abruptly and for no apparent reason activated on a freeway in charleston, SC. No car or other obstruction was in front of the vehicle. A disorienting loud alarm began, the seat belts forced us into our seats and immobilized us, and the vehicle did a panic braking maneuver-it could not have braked more forcefully. If someone had been behind us we would have been killed.the dealership found no anomaly. They gave us a list of 13 different highway situations that could cause this. None of them are uncommon. This system is very dangerous and is going to get someone killed. I have disabled mine. Your Agency should require that they be disabled and not installed in other vehicles until this fatal flaw is overcome.

- Ashland, AL, USA