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Toyota recalls 168,000 pickup trucks, SUVs, and sedans over airbag defect
Toyota recalls 168,000 pickup trucks, SUVs, and sedans over airbag defect

An improperly programmed control unit that may prevent airbags from going off in a crash prompted Toyota last week to issue a recall for 168,000 vehicles. The recall covers 2018 and 2019 Toyota Tundra, Toyota Sequoia, and Toyota Avalon vehicles in the U.S. The automaker will notify owners of the...Read More»

2012 Toyota Avalon
19,400 2012 Toyota Avalons recalled over faulty seat belt

A faulty seat belt component prompted Toyota on Tuesday to recall about 19,400 2012 Avalon sedans. Toyota said in government filings that it discovered a magnet may be missing in either of the front seat belt buckles of the 2012 model full-size sedans. The missing magnet causes a seat occupant...Read More»

2019 Toyota Avalon
2019 Toyota Avalon first drive: full-size sedan with a sassy chassis

First, the Toyota Avalon came for old luxury buyers with old-school ideas. It had stretch-out space, comfortable ride, and it was quiet like the No. 17 tee box at Sawgrass. Then it came for the rest of us. Lagging racier competitors, including the Nissan Maxima, the Avalon looks to shed a stodgy...Read More»

2019 Toyota Avalon, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Toyota Avalon video preview

If you're going to have a flagship, it had better be your best and brightest. Enter the 2019 Toyota Avalon, which further blurs the line between mainstream and luxury. The 2019 Avalon is available with either V-6 or a hybrid engine options and it's still a large four-door sedan, albeit a much more...Read More»

2014 Toyota Avalon
2013-2015 Toyota Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Lexus ES300h, ES350 Recalled To Fix Auto-Braking Problem

Toyota is recalling roughly 31,000 Toyota Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Lexus ES 300h, ES 350 vehicles from the 2013, 2014, and 2015 model years. According to a statement from the automaker, the automated braking systems in some of those vehicles may malfunction, increasing the risk of accidents and...Read More»

2016 Toyota Avalon launch at 2015 Chicago Auto Show
2016 Toyota Avalon Video

The Toyota Avalon may be the cousin of the best-selling Camry--but for many drivers it's the better choice. Since it was redesigned in 2013, the Avalon's been the better-looking of the duo, with more cabin space and premium features to boot. ALSO READ: 2016 Toyota Avalon Preview The Avalon gets a...Read More»

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2.1 Million Acura, Dodge, Honda, Jeep, Pontiac, Toyota Cars Recalled (Again) To Fix Airbag Glitch

Yesterday, while many of you were gearing up for the big game, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was rolling out a massive series of recalls affecting more than two million Acura, Dodge, Honda, Jeep, Pontiac, and Toyota owners in the U.S. The problem? An electrical glitch can...Read More»

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2011-2012 Toyota Avalon Recalled For Fire Risk Linked To Audio System

Toyota is recalling approximately 52,000 Avalon sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years. According to Detroit News, an electrical problem could cause the vehicles to catch fire. READ: 'Switchgate' Death Toll Hits 50; GM Declines To Extend Claim Deadline Past Saturday The problem with the Avalon...Read More»

2014 Toyota Avalon
2014 Toyota Avalon Video Road Test

The Toyota Avalon has been accused by some of stepping into Buick’s old shoes—catering to the crowd shopping for their final car. But Toyota’s given this latest Avalon some ambition. They're calling it a flagship now. Are interesting looks and advanced tech enough to fend off the...Read More»

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Consumer Reports Dubs The Toyota Prius Best New-Car Value; Nissan Armada The Worst

It's December, and by now, nearly every automaker has rolled out its 2014 models, giving new-car shoppers lots to look at. And right on cue, Consumer Reports has just named its best and worst new-car picks. To determine where models fall in the rankings, Consumer Reports compiles data on each car...Read More»

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2013 Toyota Avalon: First To Offer Wireless Charging For Phones

Tired of the tangle of cables, or misplacing them? Wireless charging for your smartphone sounds like a great idea, especially in the car. And if you're considering a 2013 Toyota Avalon, that seemingly-futuristic feature of wireless charging is can now come fully integrated from the factory...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon
2013 Toyota Avalon: First Drive

Youthful readers: This is your father's Avalon. There's nothing shameful or denigrating about this declaration. If you're old enough to be shopping for an Avalon, you might recall that Olds once advertised its products as “not your father's Oldsmobile.” After going after the grandpas...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon
2013 Toyota Avalon Gets More Green, Adds Hybrid Model

In recent years, Toyota's said it will build a hybrid version of every one of its vehicles by 2020. Count one more down: the Avalon sedan is going hybrid for the 2013 model year. The big four-door, a relative of the best-selling Camry sedan, goes on sale in November of this year. When it does, it...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon
2013 Toyota Avalon: Family Sedan Gets A Dramatic New Look

If you’ve been waiting for the long-in-the-tooth Toyota Avalon large family sedan to finally get a do-over, the wait is over. Toyota just took the wraps off the all-new 2013 Avalon at the 2012 New York Auto Show. From all accounts, the new Avalon was worth the wait, although the sedan...Read More»

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2011 Toyota Avalon Gets Mild Facelift

Toyota’s top of the line Avalon front-wheel-drive, four-door sedan has gained a facelift for the 2011 selling season that gives it a more expensive look – even without a change to the factory sticker price. The new front and rear styling adds elegance and gives the Avalon a more refined...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
Five Desirable New Cars, Now Negotiable

It's all about when you shop. Whether you settle for something that happens to be in your price range because you can't talk the dealership down on the one you really want, or negotiate like Shatner and walk away with a great car for a steal comes down to market conditions when you open the...Read More»

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2011 Toyota Avalon: Easier Homelink Lets You Forget About Remotes

The refreshed 2011 Toyota Avalon is the first Toyota vehicle—and one of the first from any brand—to offer a new, much easier-to-use version of Homelink. If you're not sure what we're talking about, it's the built-in universal garage-door opener system that's been quite widely available...Read More»

2011 Toyota Avalon
2011 Toyota Avalon: First Drive

The 2011 Toyota Avalon isn't a big mystery, but we'll forgive you if you didn't know a new Avalon was even in the works. It's been buried. With Toyota's recall troubles earlier in the year, it's been forced to play defense. That's put the launch of some of its vehicles into simmer mode, and that's...Read More»

2010 Toyota Avalon
Recall Alert: Over 372,000 Toyota Avalons Could Suffer From Steering Problem

Toyota has issued a recall for its popular Avalon sedan due to a potential steering problem. The recall affects Avalons from the 2000 - 2004 model years. According to a release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall centers on "improper casting of the steering lock bar...Read More»

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