The Toyota Avalon sedan was redesigned for 2019, and it’s now nimbler, has a plusher ride, and more stylish and fuel-efficient. We tested the hybrid version, which gets an impressive 42 mpg overall, a commendable achievement for such a large car. All told, the latest Avalon is a sensible alternative to higher-priced luxury cars. The hybrid powertrain delivers 42 mpg overall, a commendable achievement for such a big car.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2021 Avalon will have about average reliability when compared to the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019 and 2020 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2019 Toyota Avalon owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"The screen does not allow for sunlight. It gets dark & I cannot see what is behind me. The camera is not reliable. Rain & bright lights (from the car itself) blurs the picture. The warning system doesn't always recognize pedestrians. The camera doesn't cover a wide enough range. I have almost backed into another vehicle many times. It would be better not to have the system so I don't expect to depend on it at all."

Anonymous, AZ (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited Unsure)
CD player

"There is no cd player. They've removed it from their entertainment package. And I love listening to cd's. It's strictly bluetooth for pandora or spotify, which is a pain in the ass. Or I had to purchase Sirius, which is a dreadful company to deal with. They have Apple something, but I have an android phone. Besides, I don't want to run all this stuff through my phone. I even purchased a portable cd player for the car, but the dashboard design doesn't have any space for anything except a cup of coffee. They made a car that old farts like me like to buy, but designed it for 20somethings who don't buy them."

Stephen T., RI (2019 Toyota Avalon XLE 3.5-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"The display screen freezes, none of the systems, radio, nav.,etc. just stop but will return once the car is re-started. Toyota could not fix the problem because it won't stay broken. Sounds like a computer problem to me. I have to take it back to the dealer the next time if fails for them to try to fix again."

Anonymous, (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Everything failed connected to the entertainment/nav system system"

Anonymous, (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Performing ANY of these functions requires you to take your eyes off the road. SHOULD NOT BE PERFORMED UNLESS PARKED IN A SAFE AREA!"

Anonymous, PA (2019 Toyota Avalon XLE 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Trans hesitates in normal mode on take off. It then kicks in after a short delay. No excuse for this in a 40K+ car. Navy System is about useless, as was 2017 system. It picks obtuse, inconvenient routes to local and other destinations. It consistently over estimates travel time, correcting it when it doesn't matter. Smart phone does much better, quicker job."

Anonymous, MA (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The system would not pair with my smart phone so I have never been able to use the navigation system. There is NO CD player in the car. The in-dash screen functions are a waste of money & space in the vehicle. The car has NOT lived up to your recommendations. I have been very disappointed with the electronics & gas mileage, not to mention the car was not designed to be comfortable for a woman. I will not lease or buy another Toyota notwithstanding it is a beautiful automobile."

Anonymous, AZ (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited Unsure)

"This tells us the worst directions taking us way out of our way. The first time we used it, it took us 40 miles farther than it should. It continues to function that way so we can’t use it at all. I use my free MapQuest app on my phone that gives good directions."

Anonymous, VA (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The GPS software is outdated by at least 2-3 years. I reported it to my Toyota dealer but got no response. I then took it in for service and they said it's the latest version they have. I'm very disappointed; my Garmin updates every year for nothing; this Toyota software is severely outdated and they will eventually be charging hundreds of dollars to update the software."

Anonymous, MA (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Inadequate training instructions"

Thomas C., WI (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The GPS in the Avalon is very poorly made. you have to have your cell phone plugged into it to have moving directions. This makes it a night mare to lean to use."

Edward W., FL (2019 Toyota Avalon XLE 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"phone-car system too complex"

Anonymous, NY (2019 Toyota Avalon XLE 3.5-L V6)

"dealer was unable to connect others were able"

Thomas C., WI (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"HD radio is useless in rural areas. Needs to be disabled to avoid strange performance of audio. The same for surround sound; does not belong in a moving vehicle! Needs to be disabled at every restart of engine! USELESS!"

Anonymous, PA (2019 Toyota Avalon XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Radio won't work properly. Won't come on when car starts. May or may not come on in about 20 minutes, but only comes on for a few seconds then goes off again. Dealership tried to install update and update would not take. Dealership waiting to hear from Toyota on what to do next. Have been waiting for 2 weeks so far with no response."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)
Routine software updates

"Took the car 3 times to the dealer since, the radio displayed to keep updating the software. After troubleshooting, Toyota headquarters, had a fix"

Anonymous, MA (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Patches to the Entune 3.0 system would download, install, but wouldn't stick. So at least once a day I would be asked by the system to download and install the same update."

Jeremy F., MA (2019 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)
Software update fixes

"There have been numerous problems with the warning systems that required software updates. Lots of warnings that required us to contact the dealer and also said the warning systems were not functioning. The acceleration on the car is sluggish and often feels unsafe. Toyota says it is because of the new transmission in this model. It sputters and feels like you would not be able to get out the way of another car if you had to accelerate quickly. I don't feel like I can depend on this car to get me out of a tight spot if I needed quick acceleration."

Anonymous, IL (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited Unsure)

"I received a letter from Toyota stating there was a Safety Recall on my new 2019 Toyota Avalon / stating SRS Warning Light / Master Warning Light / Multi-Information Display Message may not illuminate or remains illuminated / I brought my Avalon into the dealer and they fixed it in 1 hour."

Robert N., (2019 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)
Speakers

"Passenger side front speaker failed and sounded horrible. Dealer replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, NC (2019 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"There are too many controls on the steering wheel and the buttons are the same color as the steering wheel. Therefore, all buttons are too small. Main problem is with Cruise Control. If you don't set the speed immediately after turning the system on, the system turns itself off. Then when you push the SET button and take your foot off the accelerator, the car slows down and you have to start the process all over again. Maddening for the driver and those cars behind him."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Toyota Avalon 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"I had the problem twice. The vehicle was not hearing voice commands. In both cases the system was reset. The second failure occurred about one month after the first. It has since been about four months with no recurrence."

Anonymous, TX (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Voice recognition is terrible, even after several rounds of training. For example, I say, Directions to Portland International Airport. and it responds with, I found three KFCs near you."

Laer H., OR (2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"I tell it to change Sirius radio station and it sometimes says it can’t do that while I’m in the car. What?! I then have to take my eyes off the road to navigate the several screens it takes to change it myself. I think touch screens in a car are as bad as texting!"

Anonymous, VA (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 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

Squeaks or rattles

"There is a rattle behind the passenger seat that is very annoying. Dealership cannot locate it so I just have to live with it."

Anonymous, OK (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Sounds like a brake noise. Hasn't been confirmed yet."

Anonymous, MN (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"fluttering noise that Toyota was not aware of, however, after reading a Toyota forum, many other owners experienced this noise."

Anonymous, MA (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The console lid was noisy upon opening and closing. The drivers seat was also squeaky during certain movements during driving."

Anonymous, AB (2019 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"it sound like tail pop"

Anonymous, IN (2019 Toyota Avalon XLE 3.5-L V6)

"There is a strange sound that we hear near the driver's door when we are going around 50-60 MPH. It is annoying plus it sounds like there could be something loose. The dealer keeps saying they don't hear it so it has not been fixed. They have looked at it three times."

Anonymous, IL (2019 Toyota Avalon)
Wind noise

"Wind and road noise enough to turn radio up"

Anonymous, FL (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Significant road/wind noise at about 40 miles per hour, increasing to and flatteningmout at 60 milesmper hour"

Anonymous, OH (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"very noisy howling noise from driver side door."

Ray R., AZ (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"On reaching speed of 35mph wind noise heard coming from around windshield. After taking to a dealer that could manage problem solving, the problem was fixed. The dealer I originally purchased the vehicle from was not able to fix the problem."

Judith A., VA (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"All door window seal leak.Sound like driving with open windows."

Gary L., CT (2019 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

"almost un bareable.in the rain car sounds like it was never under oated.38,000 dollars no CD player,no remote garage door button ,no memory for seats or mirror,had all of this in the 2014 XLE I TRADED.vERY DISAPPOINTED."

Joseph T., NC (2019 Toyota Avalon XLE 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

Fuel injection system

"the problem was a Toyota recall. Auto could stall out at high speeds."

Anonymous, (2019 Toyota Avalon XLE 3.5-L V6)

"A recall is awaiting"

Anonymous, PA (2019 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)
Fuel pump

"Safety Recall. Fuel pump could fail at high speeds. I did not experience any problem"

Anonymous, (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"SAFETY RECALL: Equipped w/ a low-pressure fuel pump which may stop operating."

Anonymous, SC (2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Unsure)

"Toyota sent me a recall on the fuel pump / Toyota Expressway fixed th recall for zero $0 dollars."

Anonymous, (2019 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"Toyota issued a recall on the fuel pump issue. Waiting for resolution"

Anonymous, TX (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Low pressure fuel pump was recalled in January, 2020. Toyota has not resolved the problem to date (May 28). Car has not stopped working, but we fear driving long distances. Dealer did offer a loaner, but we refused since we have the second car. We have been told that the fix will be offered some time in June."

Anonymous, NV (2019 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"A service indicator light came on. It required three visits to get it repaired."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Toyota Avalon XLE 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint on the doors chips very easily."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The first time we washed our new car we found splotches in the surface. Clear coat appears to be soft - easily distorted by things like insects."

Anonymous, AR (2019 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5-L V6)

"The paint is very susceptible to dings and chips. This is primarily on the doors, not on the roof or hood."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 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

"No A/C compressor was dead."

Anonymous, NH (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower to rear seats did not function. Repaired under warranty."

Laer H., OR (2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Refrigerant leaks

"There was a break in the line leading from the AC. Had no cool air. Fixed in short period of time at dealership"

Anonymous, (2019 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"While accelerating to merge into freeway traffic, the engine computer incorrectly detected and "over-rev" condition which caused very reduced engine power. This caused a very dangerous condition in a high traffic situation. I was unable to achieve speeds over 30 mph because of the computer intervention. The local Service department downloaded a computer update which corrected the problem."

Anonymous, TX (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Dealer discovered oil leak during 10,000 mi service. Repaired."

Richard F., KS (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Problem(s) fueling the tank

"Air vent from tank did not open. Fixed under warranty from service bulletin. Works fine now"

Anonymous, NY (2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Upon take-off transmission tends to remain in low gear far too long. The shift to the next higher gear is sudden and jerky. Transmission down-shifts without apparent reason. All this is usually during first few minutes of operation."

Anonymous, (2019 Toyota Avalon XLE 3.5-L V6)

"When I need a quick surge of power, upon acceleration from coasting or quickly needing to speed up (e.g. highway passing) the transmission pauses for up to 2 seconds before switching gears or accelerating, sometimes putting me in a dangerous situation. Then, when it finally gets the message to accelerate, I never know which gear it will shift to. Sometimes it goes to such a low gear the car bucks and lurches. Other times it barely goes faster. It always snaps everyone's neck with the sudden over acceleration. Nothing smooth or predictable about this transmission. Plus it makes a disturbing whirring sound going into or out of park."

Stephen T., RI (2019 Toyota Avalon XLE 3.5-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"Always immediately after starting. Not absolutely every time but most times."

Anonymous, (2019 Toyota Avalon XLE 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Loose/rattling heat shield

"Loose heat shield cause noise inside cabin."

Anonymous, (2019 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Error message that said the system was not working and to not depend on it to be accurate. It took three trips to the dealer to get it fixed. They replaced the sensor two times. So far it is working on the third try."

Anonymous, IL (2019 Toyota Avalon)

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

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Right rear turn signal stopped working after 2 weeks. The replacement Part (new taillight assembly) was on backorder for 1 1/2 months. The car had no right turn signal during this time."

Anonymous, TX (2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited 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

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Engine blew up"

Anonymous, (2019 Toyota Avalon Touring 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

Mirrors

"A garbage truck in Miami Beach, Fla. knocked the rhs mirror out when my car was parked at night."

Anonymous, MI (2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

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

Brakes

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

Engine Cooling

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

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.

Drive System

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

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Nov 04, 2020
If the fuel pump fails, the engine can stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2018-2019 4Runner, 2019-2020 Avalon, 2019 Corolla Hatchback, 2017-2019 Highlander, 2018-2020 Camry, 2020 Corolla, 2018-2019 Land Cruiser, 2017-2020 Tacoma, 2019-2020 RAV4, 2019-2020 Sequoia, 2017-2020 Sienna, 2019-2020 Tundra, 2018-2020 Lexus ES350, 2017 Lexus GS200t, 2017-2019 Lexus GS350, 2019 Lexus GS300, 2018-2020 Lexus LC500h, 2019-2020 Lexus LS500, 2018-2019 Lexus GX460, 2017 Lexus IS200t, 2019 Lexus IS300, 2019 Lexus IS350, 2018-2020 Lexus LC500, 2018 Lexus LS500, 2019 Lexus LS500h, 2018-2019 Lexus LX570, 2017 Lexus RC200t, 2019 Lexus RC300, RC350, 2017 and 2019-2020 Lexus RX350, 2018-2020 RX350L, 2019 Lexus UX200, 2018-2019 Lexus NX300 vehicles. The low-pressure fuel pump inside the fuel tank may fail.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump assembly with an improved one, free of charge. Owners of specific models were notified that remedy parts were available starting January 21, 2021. Owners of other models will be notified as remedy parts become available. Remedy parts should be available for all affected vehicles by late March 2021. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 20V-012. Toyota's number for this recall is 20TA02. Lexus' number for this recall is 20LA01.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V682000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1525742
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Jan 13, 2020
If the fuel pump fails, the engine can stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) recalled certain 2018-2019 4Runner, Highlander, Camry, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma and Tundra, and Lexus RC 300, RC 350, GS 350, GX 460, IS 300, LC 500, LS 500, LX 570, RX 350L, and 2019 Toyota Avalon and Corolla, and certain Lexus NX 300, and ES 350 vehicles on January 13, 2020. On March 4, 2020, Toyota expanded the recall to include certain 2014-2015 Toyota 4Runner and Land Cruiser, 2018 Avalon, Corolla, 2014 FJ Cruiser, 2017 Sienna and Lexus 2018 ES 350, 2018-2019 GS 300, 2013-2014 GS350, 2014-2015 GX 460, IS 350 and LX 570, 2014 IS F, 2018-2019 IS 350, LC 500H and LS 500H, 2013-2015 LS 460, 2015 NX 200T and RC350, 2017 RC 200T and RX 350. Toyota also removed the 2018-2019 Toyota 4Runner and Land Cruiser and 2018-2019 Lexus GX 460 and LX 570 and 2019 NX300 from inclusion in this recall. On March 19, 2020, Toyota expanded the recall to include 2015 Lexus GS350 vehicles. The low-pressure fuel pump inside the fuel tank may fail.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. The recall began May 4, 2020. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota's numbers for this recall are 20TB02 and 20TA02 for Toyota vehicles and 20LB01 and 20LA01 for Lexus vehicles.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1830752
EQUIPMENT
Mar 27, 2019
If the driver cannot read the label, they may unknowingly overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Gulf States Toyota (GST) is recalling certain 2019 C-HR, 4Runner, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Prius, RAV4, Sequoia, Tacoma, Sienna, Tundra and Yaris vehicles. The text on the load capacity label may become illegible. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
What should you do:
GST will notify owners, and dealers will provide corrected load carrying capacity modification labels, free of charge. The recall began May 24, 2019. Owners may contact GST customer service at 1-800-444-1074. GST's number for this recall is 19R1.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V244000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3634
AIR BAGS, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Oct 04, 2018
If the air bags do not deploy as intended, it can increase the risk of injury in a crash.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia vehicles and 2019 Toyota Avalon and Avalon Hybrid vehicles. The air bag electronic control unit (ECU) may erroneously detect a fault during the vehicle start-up self check. If this occurs, the ECU may not deploy the airbags as intended, in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection," and 214, "Side Impact Protection."
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the air bag ECU, free of charge. The recall began October 26, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is J0X. Note: 18V-122 was superseded by this recall. The software remedy also includes the updates to the software for 18V-122.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V685000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 168187
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