3rd Generation (2005—2012) Avalon Problems

Avalon owners with a 2005—2012 model year have the most problems with the engine (44%), interior (23%), and the lights (7%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Paint Peeling Off of Car Roof 11 complaints at an average of 48,727 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. Oil Baffle Failure 4 complaints at an average of 82,907 miles in the 2007 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 6 3 172 3.52
2011 33 1 156 12.14
2010 2 7 194 1.28
2009 11 7 166 4.3
2008 63 6 153 16.84
2007 80 6 144 23.07
2006 168 7 145 16.11
2005 30 7 144 4.34

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