3rd Generation (2005—2012) Avalon Problems

This generations ranks 67th out of 86 Toyota generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (43%), interior (23%), and the lights (7%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Paint Peeling Off of Car Roof 12 complaints at an average of 48,315 miles in the 2011 Toyota Avalon.
  2. Complete Loss of Engine Oil With No Warning Light 67 complaints at an average of 59,032 miles in the 2006 Toyota Avalon.
  3. Headlights Go Out Randomly 16 complaints at an average of 81,025 miles in the 2008 Toyota Avalon.

What Avalon Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Toyota model years.

Watch out for the 2007 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2012 7 3 178 3.86
2011 36 1 162 12.63
2010 2 7 205 1.28
2009 11 7 177 4.28
2008 65 6 163 17.12
2007 81 6 153 22.82
2006 168 7 154 16.06
2005 30 7 153 4.33

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