The third-generation Avalon competes with large domestic sedans and is an alternative to some luxury sedans. The comfortable interior has a reclining rear seat and interior quality rivalling its Lexus cousins. Controls are straightforward without complicated interfaces. The soft suspension system absorbs bumps well, but body lean is evident in turns and the car lacks agility. Stability control is standard.
Alerts
There are 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
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0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and side air bags standard. ESC available from 2000, standard from 2009. Head protection air bags standard from 2005. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2013, standard from 2017.
Road Test

The third-generation Avalon competes with large domestic sedans and is an alternative to some luxury sedans. The comfortable interior has a reclining rear seat and interior quality rivalling its Lexus cousins. Controls are straightforward without complicated interfaces. The soft suspension system absorbs bumps well, but body lean is evident in turns and the car lacks agility. Stability control is standard.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (268 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Toyota Avalon owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"alignment due with rack and pinion replacement"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Has always pulled to the left since new"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Needs to be aligned every 6 months"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Ball joints

"I had to replace both lower ball joints. The left one was really bad."

Thomas H., WY (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Bushings

"They had to take out the transmission and replace both sides of the suspension. Not under warrenty"

C G., NV (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Lower control arm bushings on both front arms were totaly gone"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Rear end bushings had to be replaced as all eight them had failed due to normal wear and tear. Prior to the repairs, the back end felt like it was going to fall off from all the rattling caused by the bushings failures."

Richard W., WA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"During a routine maintenance service, the technician identified leakage in the power steering fluid system. The problem was was characterized as potentially catastrophic where the system could fail completely without warning which would lead to tota"

Harry B., SC (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Required replacement of steering rack"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Power Steering Rack needed to be replaced because of leak"

Fred G., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Power Steering rack assembly leak"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"we needed a new gear assay, for power steering to the tune of approx $ 2,000.00"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Wound up replacing the power steering pump"

Guy L., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"High pressure power steering hose needs to be replaced"

Anonymous, LA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"During a routine maintenance, the mechanics did the classic trick, convincing my wife of making expensive repairs that were not needed($3000.00) and that caused the power steering leak, eventually Toyota corrected the problem and forced the dealer to return our money"

Victor U., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace power steering hose they failed to replace the first time they did repair work on the car. It was leaking then and was supposed to be replaced."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"I had to replace the rack."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"$1,800 repair at Toyota of some joint (seal) related to the power steering"

C M., PA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking power steering hoses"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"leaks, boot leakage"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"power steering system had to be replaced including hoses costing over $2500"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"I can't remember if I reported this problem last year or not. I'm sure the issue was caused by a road hazard and I drove with it for 60,000 miles and watched the progress at every 5,000 miles service. Finally decided to have the damage fixed at 125,000 miles. I classified it as major since the repair cost about $1,700."

John C., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering hose replaced"

Donald P., NM (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Sudden failure of shock and mount front suspension while driving slowly. Had to replace mount and shock"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"At 58,000 miles I was informed of both front struts were leaking , This should not have happened, so I replaced strust at Dealership, then wrote to Toyota District Office explaining this type of failure was premature. Toyota refunded the cost of repa"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"car bottomed out crossing an intersection. Repair tech found broken spring requiring new struts"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)

"Broken spring on front strut"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Front and rear struts worn and had to be replaced"

W L., IL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Coil spring broke, decided to replace struts assembly"

James M., AB (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"There is too much bounce and vibration"

A F., SC (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"We had the right front strut spring break."

Dave R., NE (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"FRONT SHOCKS HAD TO BE REPLACED - LEAKING;"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The passenger strut spring broke in in the lower section of the spring"

Dave R., NE (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"I feel every bump in the road and the rear suspension is shot"

Andrew W., AL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Broken spring"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"One of the springs on the front passenger side broke and had to replace both struts"

Gerry C., MB (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Front left spring broken"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The Left front strut coil broke. The result was a portion of the coil spring breaking away from the car"

Douglas W., WI (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"We hit a pothole this winter and the spring on the strut broke."

Paul L., IL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Normal wear and use caused the replacement of the rear struts in the previous 12 months."

Richard W., WA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Struts broke, needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"The spring supporting the front driver's side shock snapped and failed as I was driving don the road at 40 mph."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Front coil springs cracked on both sides over one year"

David W., MI (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"The spring on the front drivers side broke and needed replacement. Cost: $650. (Included recommended alignment )"

Jack B., NB (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Brocken driver side front coil spring"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"Suspension coil broke and needed replacement"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Front left spring broken"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"one of the front springs broke and didn't seem to affect driving but it make a rattle. It was replaced under warranty"

Vernon V., IN (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Right Front Spring broke. Mechanic had to replace the spring and the torsion bar."

Anonymous, IA (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Dealer claimed steering linkage needed replacement even though Firestone repair techs marked it as okay. Replaced anyway due to age of car"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"the seals started leaking fluid on the rack and it had to be totally replaced. part was $900 plus labor at the toyota dealer, bill around $1500"

Kenneth R., KY (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace Rack and Pinion steering last year"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)

"Rack and pinion leak required replacement"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"At 110,000 miles, we were told the the steering linkage was leaking, and that the rack and pinion needed to be replaced. After having just replaced the transmission, we decided to hold off on this repair"

Amy S., NC (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)

"service man said it was getting near need to replace. I was at 98000 miles then and had a warranty extension that would end at 100000 miles. He said this was covered under warranty so we fixed it. No symptoms I could feel while driving, however"

Richard H., SD (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"A common problem among Avalon owners"

Tim W., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"steering linkage is "leaking" Cost to repair is too high: $1085 Should have happened with so little mileage"

D P., TX (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"steering linkage joint noise. Bad joints. Replaced entire steering linkage. Cost $1500"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Rack & Pinion was leaking and had to replace gear assembly and power sytem"

J P., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"I was told the rack and pinion needs replacing at 150,000 miles"

Anonymous, OR (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"When steering it would make craking noises and the mechanic told us that the joints were worn out and replaced them, correcting the problem, the power steering leak was caused by the dishonesty of the dealer and we complained and Toyota forced the dealer to correct it at no cost to us"

Victor U., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"The rack and pinion had a small leak but it was costly to repair."

Dave R., NE (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"CV joint boot worn prematurely."

Tim W., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"leaking fluid"

Stan H., OK (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"I had to replace the rack and pinion twice since I have had the car."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Steering rack failed"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking, had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NM (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"It leaks"

David Z., MI (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"When the car is backing up or steering hard left or right there is a sharp knock. The shaft connecting the steering wheel to the rack and pinion is warn and needs to be replaced. I don't think it is a safety issue but it is definitely annoying."

Thomas H., WY (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Minor seepage discovered during alternator replacement."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"U joint boot broken"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"Had to replace axles on both sides"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Rack and pinion replaced"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)

"Motor mounts needed replacing"

Guy L., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

"replaced all tie rods ends"

Daniel N., FL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Tie rod boot had cracked"

Bruce J., VA (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"This car has gone thru 4 complete sets of tires in 80000 miles and these are not inexpensive tires"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Rear Wheel bearing had to be replaced for $1200. Surprising since the car only had about 33,000 miles on it"

Melvin S., HI (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"started to increase a noise and didn't quit. Technician found rear wheel bearing shot"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace the wheel Bearing"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"I heard an intermittent rubbing sound, especially when turning a corner. It turned out to be faulty wheel bearing in the left front wheel."

Michael M., GA (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"regular use"

John G., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Calipers

"Calipers had actually frozen up, but it was the first brake work in over 90,000 miles"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Frozen Calipers twice in two years frozen front calipers"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"left and right rear calipers replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Calipers seized. Toyota rebuilt them. I also had to replace the brake pads and rotors"

Christopher S., AZ (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"caliper pin binding"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"left rear caliper would not retract causing premature wear on that brake pad."

Alfred L., RI (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"rusted and needed to be replaced on the rear 2"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Totally worn out"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Bolts froze"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Master cylinder

"Low brake fluid one time - no problem since"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Replaced brake linners because of routine wear"

Anonymous, AL (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"No real problem. Just changed the pads and I was done with it. Although, the specifics of the rear brakes were very different than anything I saw on u-tube or any manuals"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"brake pedal was going nearly to floor. On quick stop foot hit brakes and gas pedal at same time"

Charles K., ND (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Front brakes - first service in over 90,000 miles. I was pleased that the front brakes lasted as long as they did"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"braroters turnedkes needed new pads &"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"I had driven 35,675 miles without needing the brakes to be relined. This month I had to replace the linings on the front brakes"

Anonymous, HI (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"replaced brakes due to normal wear"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Front Brake pads required replacement"

Robert M., AZ (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Pads and rotors on front brakes"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Squealing when applying break"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)

"Lost some braking fluid, but once the brake pads were replaced, there no longer was a problem"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"pads and routers had to be replaced"

A F., SC (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"I bought the car in 2011 and have replaced the brakes twice; this past six weeks I replaced the entire braking system. The squeaking sound was not easily heard."

Anonymous, GA (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"My only complaint was the high cost to replace brake pads (front) and rotors (back), $600+"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"one or more of wheels required new disk pads"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes were noisy. Replaced two rotors and two sets of pads because of excessive wear."

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Replace rear brakes and resurface rear rotors at 85,000 miles"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The repair shop had difficulty getting the spongy pedal response corrected after the repair."

Richard S., OR (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Cost more than expected"

Anonymous, UT (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"$ 700. At dealer. (Way to much money for a simple brake job)"

Graham H., NS (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"This was normal. I hadn't noticed a problem with the performance of the brakes, but my trusted mechanic told me that it was time."

Michael M., GA (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Front brakes wear out too often."

Tim W., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"good car"

John G., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"normal wear needed to be turned"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Warped. Needed replacing"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Front and rear rotors replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Front rotors warped for the second time - 1st at approx 40K covered by warranty & 2nd at 140K. Both times wheels shuddered when stopping and also had grinding sound. Dealer suggested replacing rotors and pads rather than having them turned. The cost"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Same issue"

Larry S., TX (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes rusted due to winter driving condition, I had to replace them even though they were not worn out. (pads and rotors)"

Kathryn J., NY (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"needed repair"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"front brake pads replaced and rotors resurfaced at 70,000 miles"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Worn out"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The factory rotors did not last more than 1 year. I will buy quality aftermarket rotors that are coated with non-rust additive."

Lawrence H., IL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"They warp under normal use. This is the 4th time they've either been turned or replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"have had the brakes worked on several times over the past few years and they continue to make noise"

Larry S., TX (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Just replaced rear roters & pads"

Graham H., NS (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"failed completely, had dealer replace, dealer said he fixed it. 2nd compressor along with other ac components replaced. poor service from dealership"

Robert G., VA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor failed 18 months ago and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, IN (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)

"It went a 160,000 miles and was replaced. Cost $1800"

John R., VA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"it was making a rumbling sound and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer failed to find problem"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Turned out it wasn’t the compressor. I shouldn’t have checked that box."

Frances M., AR (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The compressor stopped working, so it had to be replaced. I live in Georgia, where it is hot, many months, each year. I do not think that this was a significant failure - just something that I expected to have to deal with, as the car ages"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)

"Can't keep temperatures low enough to cool air"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"ac did not cool"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"It would not cool"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"AC begun leaking and had to take in for dash replacement recall (10 mths waiting) and they did not tell me about cost for AC even though I mentioned it to them. Several problems after, took 5 visits to get it right! Done with Toyotas and Nissans"

Paul R., SC (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"I took the vehicle to a repair shop - they advised it was going to cost $1500 to repair. They also advised they've saw this problem numerous times with Toyota's. I did a search on the Internet an could not identify any blog to add my complaint to"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"temperature control ran hot. I had to keep it at 80 to not get too cold in the summer; I kept it at 78 to keep it warm in winter. The gauge didn't run right"

Barbara H., OH (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The air mix valve control motor failed. The dealer also hinted that there may be a leak in the evaporator."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"Air does not flow through dashboard vents. Everytime the car is started it reverts to 75 degree setting. Air only comes out of the heater and defrost vents. No online fixes can be found"

Ken P., WI (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"2007 Avalon is a total lemon after 3 years. Have replaced entire AC major components at least once, blower twice"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Despite many attempts to repair it, the blower motor speeds up and slows down whether driving or sitting still in traffic without the controls being manipulated"

Andrew W., AL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Condenser

"The A/C condenser started leaking and was replaced"

Anonymous, RI (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Refrigerant leaked out causing loss of cooling ability."

Anonymous, SD (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Evaporator

"leak in evaporator requiring replacement and removal of dash and cost $1200"

Alan C., TX (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"Evaporator leaked which caused the A/C system to quit working. Major repair expense"

Robert H., FL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"to repair this you need to remove the dash board resulting in a very expensive repair bill, ( $1400.00)"

Leonard P., FL (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"replacement due to leaks"

Gideon C., LA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Stopped cooling and leaked water inside of cabin. Local mechanic recharged the system and said that fixed it. It didn't Dealer correctly id'd the problem and fixed it in one day. It works like new now"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"evaporator was leaking, needed replacement. No problem after that was done. this is a great car. Whatever problems usually relate to normal maintenance or the fact that the car is over 10years old and over 100,000 miles. The car still drives extremely well, looks fantastic and I hope it lasts many more years. I love this car!"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Evaporator Leak. Dealer had to remove the complete dash assembly to replace it. Door locks did not work when dash reinstalled. Took a couple of days to find problem. Everything seems to work normal now. This is a bad design and very expensive to repair"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Continuing rant about the 07 rotten appliances needing replacement--just about all of them. Also automatic windows, doors, electronic seat"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Evaporator coil started leaking. Had to be replaced at a cost of $1254 due to the amount of labor to remove dash."

Ricardo T., TX (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Post Harvey again there were many electrical issues and sensor issues although this vehicle was never in the water nonetheless the electronics were in trouble"

Brian Y., TX (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Stopped working drivers side"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

"Every time you turn the car off it automatically goes to recirculate when you start the car back up and then you have to turn off the recirculate to get outside air"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"A/C core had to replaced, removing dashboard"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"one winter morning the heater only put out cold air and eventually the temperature gauge went up to hot"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"The refrigerant leaks had been occurring repeatedly over a 3 year period. The dealer was never unable to isolate the problem so I took the car to an independent A/C repair shop who determined exactly what to replace within 30 minutes. I then took t"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"there is a leak somewhere deep under the dash and would cost over $2500 to fix. Decided to add refrigerant as a stopgap measure"

Robert P., TX (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Leak was behind dash so very expensive to pull dash and fix leak"

Benny M., TX (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Small leek, unit did not cool adequately"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"System failed and was too costly for a normal repair"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The cooling on drivers side stopped working. Took to dealer and was told it could be very expensive. They only found a leak and refilled coolant. Happened again and I took it to my local mechanic. He found a leak and replaced a part and refilled the coolant. That was in October. By April it was again not cooling and he just refilled the coolant again. Now we wait and see. It is frustrating but I still love the car and hope it lasts until I die because I certainly can’t afford a new one as nice or at all."

Frances M., AR (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The leak was in the evaporator as discussed in the previous question"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"The resrvoir is near empty and there is a puddle on the floor"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"See previous, AC Replacement $2000"

Paul R., SC (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

"I'm not sure this is what you mean, but there is a button that memorizes your settings for the driver's side for drivers one and two. that has quit working. Sure was nice while it lasted"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Cruise control

"Cruise control switch malfunctioned. Dealer replaced the switch for Approx $255.00"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"The center stop light in back window went out and failed inspection. The back seats have to be removed, to access the lamp since it has the window shade and reclining rear seats. EXPENSIVE REPAIR NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY - BAD DESIGN"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Cost to replace Lamp Assembly (tail light) was $510!!"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"LED brake light (1 of 3) went out, but it cost nearly $300 to replace"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Interm.. 3rd brake light. Dealer set. $460.00 to repr. module"

Pat M., MN (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Turn indicator LED lights in the mirror failed"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace the circuit board in the 3rd top brake light"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"third brake light"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"State inspection turned down because rear brake light in rear back window didn't work.. Had to take rear seat out to replace light cost over 200.00 for brake light... Poor design and costly"

Paulette D., NC (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"REAR SUN SHADE; CENTRE BRAKE LIGHT NOT WORKING"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The brake light in the back window wouldn't come on"

Calvin T., PA (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"I was referring to the same issue (brake light) that I have addressed."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The third brake light in the rear window requires disassembling the back seat and tray to access. Took me and my son all day just to change a light assembly!"

James T., VA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Gauges

"engine light came on, traction control light came on and one other light came on that I do not remember"

Ronald S., NY (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"I’ve had repetitive problems with the gauges showing up the dashboard. Ex: the engine light keeps coming up intermittently. Even though I’ve had the electrical garage tested several times by the Toyota dealership."

Carol R., FL (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"The LID lights are expensive and hard to find,so need to order online"

Karl S., IL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"both headlights burned out in the last month"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"The entry fob failed without advance warning. Need a method to notify driver that a new fob battery is needed before failure of device"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Back door lock will no longer open with remote fob"

Mark P., MA (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Very difficult to isolate and repair. Cost was very high although the module is easily accessible. It took the dealer 1 month to isolate the problem even though I told them exactly what was wrong but they refused to believe me as this is not a norm"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Computer module went out and it cost over $2500 to diagnose and repair"

Mark S., CO (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"I replaced the battery in the key fob and it worked about 50% of the time. Then a few weeks later, it quit all together. I tried the backup key fob and similar situation"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Keyless entry system is unreliable. Works sometimes. Mechanics are unable to diagnose and recommend replacing control module at high cost"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Three of the four door locks stopped responding to the key fob. The cost to fix them was over $500 per lock"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)

"Driver's side electronic door lock no longer responds to keyless entry remote fob. I was quoted $550 to replace the defective part by dealer but this seems extreme to me for a 10 year old car with 186000 on the odometer. It's an inconvenience to have to lock/unlock the car with the key but not compared to the price to replace the part"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Remote engine starter

"Vehicle would not start at various times, replaced battery, no luck, replaced starter mechanism and all has been ok"

James L., TX (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"tire pressure monitor light came on for no reason (all tires checked out okay) and would have been too expensive to fix , so it stays on. If we actually have a low pressure tire we would not know it until we actually saw or felt it"

Lawrence B., GA (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Tire pressure light stayed on even after being reset at the dealer several times"

Barbara H., OH (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Three out of four monitors are bad. At $90/monitor, I'm not fixing them. Was very worried when the light appeared for the first time in 2011 (six weeks after I purchased the car used)."

Anonymous, IN (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Had to take to dealer for their system will only detect which pressure monitor is bad and to reset the system"

Paulette D., NC (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Tire pressure sensors routinely fail. It is a $250 repair at the dealership. We have chosen to not repair the sensors and check the tire pressure regularly ourselves."

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"warning light remains on because I will not pay over $200 to replace it."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced by Sears they paid for me to take to dealer problem reappeared I just let the light stay on"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Always on. Have it checked frequently and there is no real problem. Therefore serves no purpose but to worry me"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)

"Tire pressure monitor had to be repaired. A bigger problem, which wasn't covered on your list, is that the electric window on the passenger side had to be repaired at a rather high cost"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"third brake light inoperative"

Alfred L., RI (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"A brake light (tail light) stopped working and had to be replaced. This entailed removing rear seats to access."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The amber light inside the right head light is burned out and the manual warned us not to try to replace it, but we are afraid of the charges of the dealers"

Victor U., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Prior to the last incident the dealership was able to blow out the washer tobe and clear a blockage (prior problem addressed 3 thimes before). This last time they said the washer motor relay had to be replaced."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"No output from alternator"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Alternators fail, but this one is engineered to be very difficult to replace"

Robert B., TX (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator failed, had to have it towed. Battery had to be replaced the nexr week"

Anonymous, AL (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Dashboard light showed a problem. Realer said the alternator needed to be replaced so I had it replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"alternato began intermittent failure on a 55 mile trp. Battery ran down. got a jump start and was able to drive with jumps and dragging 7 miles to the dealer."

Anonymous, IA (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"gradual bearing failure, electrically worked fine."

James T., VA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Car wouldn't start and the alternator needed to be replaced...car had approximately 150000 at the time and according to the research I did, this is not uncommon given the age and mileage of the car."

Gerry C., MB (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator failed and drained battery"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)

"The alternator quit working and needed to be replaced. I checked online and understand this is common at around 250,000 km."

Gerry C., MB (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator failed twice in 11 months. The second time the unit was replaced by Toyota mechanics for free as it was still under a repair warranty."

William C., VA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Replaced battery normal wear and tear"

Anonymous, DE (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Battery cables

"loose cables, tighten and replace"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Coil

"Individual coils on cylinders..., 3 out of six bad..., replaced them all along with sparkplugs"

Stephen C., PA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Rough engine running required new cylinder coil. Had to bring it back when 2nd coil failed within a week. Eventually replaced all the remaining ignition coils when changed spark plugs"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Have had several coil packs fail on different occasions ,which causes car to barely run. Had to limp a few miles to the mechanic"

David P., MN (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"2 issues with ignition coils. Major expense for replacement of rear coils. 1 coil failed first then another failed and all 3 rear coils were replaced"

Richard M., FL (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Required replacement of one ignition coil and plug"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"This vehicle has an individual ignition coil on each cylinder and are prone to early failure"

Steven H., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Paid dealer to repl. 1 ign. coil, $261.00. Replaced other 2 myself ($$35.00 ea. EBAY) AFTER CK ENEGINE came on again after 1st repr. OK now"

Pat M., MN (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"coil failed"

John G., WA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Ignition coil gave out"

James M., WI (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Was told the car was not used enough in Fl heat and humidity"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"My coil for cylinder 5 failed. To replace it, they have to remove the valve cover which cost $350 plus $130 for the part. I am disappointed in Toyota"

Tom S., FL (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"check engine twice, replaced coil"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"2 induction coils went bad"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Coil on each plug. # 2 cylinder coil failed (crack in rubber) $375 to fix"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace all of them after the spark plugs were replaced, doesn't make sense all would go at the same time even the mechanic didn't agree with the computer diagnosis"

Tom-Mary D., ON (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Warning lights came on decrease in power alot of labor to replace"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace 2 of 6 coils. One was a backside engine coil, which required removal of several parts to access, so all three were replaced because of the likelihood of further failure. The bill was $580. plus the $180 paid for replacement of the 1st front coil that failed. In researching this problem, I found this is a weakness of the Toyota Avalon within a certain manufacturing date range of approx. 8 years.. No help from Toyota because of the age of our vehicle"

S T., AL (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"check engine light came on"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Electronic ignition

"Trouble with the engine starting due to air intake valves"

Anonymous, AL (2007 Toyota Avalon)

"The ignition coils on the number one cylinder failed at less than 30K miles, and again in less than 5K miles following that replacement. The five remaining ignition coils were replaced at 35K miles"

Steven H., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Under warrenty, they replaced the start button"

C G., NV (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"The previous owner had not changed spark plugs so our repair COST $800.00.It has been running okay since, though"

Nancy P., IA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"Has error message when changing CDs"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"CD player will not play and can not eject CDs in play. Just flashes ERROR 4"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"CD player started randomly changing tracks. Other features of the audio system continued working correctly. I purchased a used replacement unit on eBay and installed it. Problem solved."

Anonymous, KS (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"The CD player stopped working after 4 years of we owning the car"

Victor U., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"the control knob doesn't work and jumps to the next selection, it was going to be $2000 to fix so I purchased a GPS stand alone system instead"

John R., VA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"wound up to be a fuse"

Guy L., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Display screen suddenly went blank . Had never happened before. The radio , CD, heat , AC still worked , but it wouldn't appear on the display screen all the various pieces of information"

Frank O., NB (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Had to be replaced because the commands were not transferred to the in-dash GPS, or the screen would freeze, or the toggle pad would pick a letter that was not chosen. Just got worn out"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The GPS navigation system is very poor and database updates do not resolve it. This is a documented anomaly with the Toyota system. It does no offer reliable routes"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Became Inoperative due to DVD drive failure; costing more that $1500 dollars to replace with a RECONDITIONED unit. Navigation system was always too difficult to use on a daily basis!"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Cannot set device to direct to a destination; screen controls jump around erratically, do not respond after multiple tries, does not respond accurately to voice controls. Does not go to different part of the country"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"internal DVD error---too expensive to fix, common problem with older Toyota navigation systems"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"GPS controls are prone to error. Cost to update maps is exorbitant"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Out of date when we purchased the car new in 2007 and the voice activation button feature never did work correctly"

Art K., NC (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Worst design ever. Swivel selector jumps away from target when pushed to select. Absolutely terrible. Toyota should be ashamed and embarrassed to have ever installed it in one of their vehicles!"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"In-dash system is operated by a round controller for up/down/left/right, with a center push to select. It is extremely difficult to operate the center push. It's not hard to press, it's difficult to press without moving the cursor. I have found no way to calibrate it."

Anonymous, KS (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"DVD Drive Failure - Cost to replace - $1500.00 !!"

Dwayne W., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Failure of DVD drive containing maps and controlling computer"

Dwayne W., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Nav system on this 2007 has never been good. It's terrible. Doesn't recognize voice commands. It's so bad Toyota quit offering updates several years ago"

L H., NC (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Unable to type in address"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"GPS is not a user friendly system. Poorly designed."

Tim W., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"DVD map system in the trunk has failed 2 years ago. $1500 to repair; not worth it!"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"pinched wire causing minimum radio reception both ?FM and AM"

Al M., IN (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"AM radio stopped working"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"The radio and climate control buttons do not work."

Paula U., VA (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Does not respond accurately. For instance, "go home" command likely to have "system showing gas stations" . Very erratic in operation"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Small leak from bad clamp on upper radiator hose"

Anonymous, NM (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"It took several visits to the dealer to fix a water leak from the sun roof drainage system into the front interior of the car"

Greg S., FL (2007 Toyota Avalon)

"washer fluid continues to leak after repair"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Water leaking into car on drivers side from area above window"

Julian M., NC (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Rain ended up on the passenger side floor; not a little but a lake."

Lyle N., GA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"There is a plastic covering at the front of the drivers window that came loose and allows a lot of wind noise to occurs that cannot be pushed back into place."

Gayle H., NC (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The drain lines leading from around the moon roof clogged up twice, causing rain water to flood the floor to several inches in the front and back seating area. It was a big, labor-intensive mess. I wish Toyota would give buyers the option of not having a moon roof. This problem happened twice during the last year, and also during my third year of ownership, which required the loss of the vehicle for several days while it was repaired (incorrectly, twice) at a Toyota repair shop. Very frustrating!"

William C., FL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Water leak in driver side front column during heavy rain"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Every time I needed extra exceliration I would get an egg smell from the vents"

Calvin T., PA (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Sun roof had a leaking roof causing damp carpet inside."

Tim W., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Leak from moon roof drain tube."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Sunroof drain hoses failed and water was getting into the passenger compartment"

Kevin S., VA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"related to first issue"

Julian M., NC (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"squeeks and rattles come from inside the dashboard"

William O., AZ (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Idler pulley was not working. Caused squeaking noise in engine. Repaired"

Bill L., FL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"There is squeaking from the dashboard and some from the back seating area as well"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"at about 6 years old, persistent high-pitched squeak/rattle developed in dash. have not been able to find a pressure point that stops it"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"Only noise is intermittent rattle in the sun roof. Tough to get diagnosed because it is intermittent. If sun roof is left closed, it generally will not occur"

C M., PA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"I have rattles in the rear window and on the right front passenger side"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"The car is very noisy inside and I feel the weather stripping is giving way"

Gayle D., NC (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"I just get a lot of wind noise in the interior and even though it gets a little better with new tires it is still noisy inside when speaking with people in the rear seat"

Gayle D., NC (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"molding on top along side is missing, and trim molding on door came loose"

Allen S., MI (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"molding strip on top of car fell off"

Allen S., MI (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Headliner fell down in rear requiring installation of entire new liner. took 2 tries to get it correct because of sunroof cut out. took 3rd trip to get panels over side airbags installed correctly"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)

"Dashboard cracking"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Toyota had a recall on cracking dash board. I called the dealer to make an appointment to have it repaired. I was told that they didn't have a solution for the problem, but would notify me when they did. No one ever notified me by e-mail, phone call or USPS mail. I went to the dealer for another problem and asked the just when will they have a resolution for the cracked dashboard. I was told that the period of replacement had passed and there was nothing they were going to do. If I wanted it fixed it would cost about $3,000. I will not buy or recommend a Toyota again."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint has spider cracks on the rear bumper and the paints chips easily"

Gayle D., NC (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"PAINT IS VERY THIN. RUBBING WILL CAUSE DAMAGE"

Joseph S., NJ (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is fading and cracking on roof"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Crack of interior dash plastics"

Anonymous, PR (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"peeling"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Post Hurricane Harvey the flat surfaces are all experiencing a bubble up then a peel and the loss of the clear sealer coat"

Brian Y., TX (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is cracking in very fine lines. The 'chrome' pieces on the car have started to bubble and crack."

Gayle H., NC (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The paint cracks under pressure (setting somewhat heavy object on tail when loading into trunk) and chips easily with road rocks"

Gayle D., NC (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"paint easily rubs off when rubbing against another vehicle - far larger problem that any other car I've owned"

Allen S., MI (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"any time another car brushes against the Toyota in a parking lot, there is paint rubbed off. This does not happen in our VW or on my son's cars. My son's Ford rubbed against my Toyota; his car didn't show, and my toyota required expensive repairs"

Allen S., MI (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"fuel door fell off due to rust on hinge and detect"

Robert B., IL (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"minor rust spots.... not that bad for an 8 year old car"

Jason H., MO (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Could not pass smog test. Cost approx. $1000. to repair"

Anonymous, NV (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"Fuel tank filter canister needed to be replaced"

David S., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"Had to replace ignition coils"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"ECU Failed"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Problem resolved in one service call trip to local dealer"

R S., FL (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"The pre cat sensor failed and was extremely difficult to get at. My mechanic had to remove a lot of stuff to get at it. took a lot of time(and hence money)"

David P., MN (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Sensor failed, dealership said sensor was redesigned and had to replace exhaust manifold to repair. Cost exceeded $1300. Complaint to dealer and Toyota got no relief"

Carol B., OR (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Replace O2 sensor, located in exhaust manifold. Entire manifold had to be replaced, very expensive due to poor design"

R L., MD (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Both sensors (A/F) replaced @ ~$1400 because of "check engine" light being on"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"check engine light is very sensitive and requires frequent reset"

Robert B., IL (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Check engine light and VSC lights came on. The independent shop found that a O2 sensor was bad and fixed the problem"

Dan L., MI (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Belt Tensioner and Idler Pully"

Anonymous, LA (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Engine pings since being rebuilt after oil drained from engine. Was recalled while under warranty. Dealer refuses to admit any problems since repair"

Edward M., LA (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"On cold start, knocks for about 3 miles or 10 minutes then goes away. Dealer insists is normal??"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Engine mounts

"This part fail a while ago and I just changed it, had the same problem with my other Toyota Avalon"

Robert B., TX (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Oil line was leaking and drained all the oil. Had to get towed to dealer to fix"

Greg S., FL (2007 Toyota Avalon)

"Leak came from oil line and was covered by Toyota No cost to me"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Engine oil blew oil inside engine compartment. This has happened to 3 Avalon owners I personally know"

Tim W., CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"major engine oil hose leak dripped on air condition somehow. ended up it was a recall and was fixed but took whole week"

Anonymous, HI (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"This was a normal failure of the catalytic converter, after about 110000 miles. I expected to have to replace it, at about this mileage"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"Only one down flex pipe changed"

Graham H., NS (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Exhaust manifold

"had to replace the exhaust manifold because the catalytic converter went out. Over $2000. Yikes"

Robert P., TX (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Other/unsure

"The engine light came on due to a faulty gas cap, but the cruise control does not work with the engine light on. A new gas cap and the cruise control worked fine."

Anonymous, MT (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Tire pressure sensor failed. At more than $300 it wasn't worth replacing."

Anonymous, MS (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)
Pipes

"The flex pipe had a small leak, so I had the whole pipe renewed"

Graham H., NS (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"$700 to replace the resonator pipe just downstream from the catalytic converter. 2 mufflers...$350 each."

Ken P., WI (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Fracture in section of exhaust pipes"

Robert H., NY (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"Right rear wheel bearing was replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Both front axles had to b replaced"

Ivey P., NC (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Front axle started losing grease and had to replace the front axle"

Harry B., SC (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"The car wouldn't start when foot was put on brake and button pushed. It was locked"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Engine misfired. Both coils had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The alternator failed while on major road. When Dash board started lighting up, I pulled off in rural area. Tow truck needed, Toyota dealer had the requires part, about $750 OVERALL, First problem with car,"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"alternator failed, was replaced."

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)

"The connectors to the ignition coils are brittle and break causing intermittent firing. Could be better. Also the rear center stop light is very difficult to access for replacement of the LED lamp. $400 dollars at a garage to fix."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"When one side goes, they had to pull apart the entire engine to get to it. It cost over $2,000"

P M., MD (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Noisy engine piston slap Toyota says its normal because 3.5L Toyota would have to many to replace"

Margaret Z., NY (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"Caused by dealership during oil change. Oil strainer was pushed through to the valves, then it worked its way into the timing chain, causing the timing to be off. Dealer replaced entire timingchain and belt system"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The timing chain makes a rattling noise on cold startup. My mechanic said it will probably go in the next few months. To replace it they need to remove the engine at a cost of about $2k. I am looking for a new car now"

Tom S., FL (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"It was the vvt gears exhausted cam replaced under warranty Noise still in motor its piston slap"

Margaret Z., NY (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"At about 70,000 miles, I had to have the timing chain replaced.$2,000 cost not covered by warranty"

Anonymous, OR (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Drivers side front column cover comes loose and will not stay in place. $100 replacement ordered. Drivers side door weatherproofing defective and causes water leaks onto driver"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)
Mirrors

"Left outside heated mirror de-laminated, and entire assembly had to be replaced as that is the only way they are available. Cost with labor about $800"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Outside mirrors has been loose from the second year after purchase"

Edward M., LA (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"Right Hand side view mirror heating element over heated and caused mirror to change color"

Paul T., FL (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Area where trunk meets the bumper is no longer true. As a result, water gets in the trunk when it rains"

Andrew C., PA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Windows

"One of the four window control switches at the driver side inoperative. Switch controls front passenger side window. Switch on front passenger side door works"

Allen G., CO (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"At only 108,000 miles, the transmission went out. We had to pay $4,000 for a rebuilt transmission. Now, the steering (rack and pinion) needs to be replaced. We bought a Toyota for its supposed reliability. We are rethinking the brand of our nex"

Amy S., NC (2007 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)

"Locked up at traffic light, broke loose destroying internal gears"

Anonymous, KY (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"a new transmission was needed after the car reached approximately 52400 miles. Toyota first expected me to pay full price but then agreed to paying 80% of the cost"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

"not changing gears"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Total failure"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Radiator

"Radiator core replaced"

Donald P., NM (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced radiator"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Water pump

"It failed enough so there was no heat from the heater, but not enough that the car overheated. It was replaced"

Vicki M., MN (2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"IT STOPPED WORKING"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"ON HIGHWAY WATER PUMP HOSE BURST AND ENGINE SIEZED RESULTING IN THE REPLACEMENT OF ENGINE"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Transmission has always jerked went shifting from low to drive while accelerating. Dealer says this has been fixed in later models of Avalon but no additional adjustments are possible for the version we have -- first year for this transmission type"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)
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