2010 Toyota AVALON Steering problems & defects.

Toyota AVALON Steering problems : 4.

The Steering Wheel On My 2010 avalon Collapses While Driving. I Have An Adjustable “telescope” Steering Wheel That Adjusts Forward And Backwards. It Is Controlled By A Lever Under The Steering Wheel Which Locks It Into Place. The Lever Will Suddenly Release Without Being Touched, Causing The Steering Wheel To Collapse. This Has Happened On At Least Three Occasions. *tr

Mileage was 13000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4T1BK3DB8AU. TOYOTA AVALON 2010 problem was reported in CLAREMONT, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Oct 05, 2010

I Have A 2010 toyota avalon Which I Like Very Much. Unfortunately, It Has A Design Defect. There Is A Lever On The Steering Column That Lets The Driver Control The Height Of The Steering Wheel. Unfortunately, The Lever Does Not Stay In The Fixed Position. Over Time It Drops Down As A Result Of Road Vibration And Permits The Steering Column To Compress. This Has Happened To Me Twice. The First Occasion Was Quite Scary As I Had To Slow Down Rapidly. Fortunately, I Was Able To Keep Control Of The Vehicle. When It Occurred A Second Time Several Months Later, I Was Better Prepared. I Have Reported The Problem To The Dealership Where I Purchased The Car, But They Said There Was No Problem. To Avoid Future Incidents, I Look At The Lever Almost Everytime I Get In The Car. If It Has Started To Go Down, I Pull It Back Up. I Should Not Have To Do This. *tr

TOYOTA AVALON 2010 problem was reported in WESTCHESTER, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 06, 2011

Driving On Rt 81s In Virginia When The Telescoping Steering Column Lock Came Unlocked. When I Applied The Brakes The Steering Wheel Collapsed Toward The Dash. Since Then It Has Happened Multiple Times. Seems To Simply Vibrate Loose From Traveling On Bumpy Roads. Took It Back To Dealer But They Said They Drove It 7 Miles And It Didn’t Fail So They Couldn’t Do Anything. Since Then, It Has Come Unlocked 2 Times In 264 Miles. As Long As I Check It Every Time I Start The Car, And Anytime I Drive More Than 100 Miles, It’s Safe But This Is Not A Good Situation. Doing A Search On The Internet Shows Many People Are Having The Same Safety Issue Over Multiple Years Of avalon‘s. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 50380 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4T1BK3DB5AU. TOYOTA AVALON 2010 problem was reported in VESTAL, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: DIESEL. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Mar 31, 2013

My Power Steering Return Hose/tube Had To Be Replaced. toyota Did Reimburse The Amount Of The Part Since They Said It Was A Manufactuing Defect, But I Had To Pay For The Labor. They Said The Tube Was Too Close To The Engine. The Official Charges Are Below. Power Steering Return Hose/tube. R&r 08/10 Upper Tube Sub-assy, Re Q/s P/s Fluid $107.85 Labor $130.35.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 53508 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4T1BK3DB6AU. TOYOTA AVALON 2010 problem was reported in CHARLOTTE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 21, 2014

2010 Toyota AVALON problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used Toyota AVALON, driving a 2010 Toyota AVALON, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Steering problems and defects.

1 Response

  1. Tracy Boyd March 18, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    I have a 2010 Avalon and I have been having the same problem with the lever on my steering wheel just dropping down while driving

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