2004 Toyota Avalon Consumer Review: Warning: Avalon Suspension and

2004 Toyota Avalon - Consumer Review

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XLS Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic w/Bucket Seats)

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Warning: Avalon Suspension and Brakes
By vashondean on


2004 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan w/Bucket Seats (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


The Avalon is Toyota's flagship vehicle, but my 2004 is a disappointment. The main reason I purchased it was for the smooth ride. However, with less than 30,000 miles, the shocks/struts needed to be replaced. With some prodding, this was covered by the dealership under warranty. The front brake rotors also needed to be resurfaced under warranty due to pulsating. Toyota would not cover the rear brakes, which were 95% gone at 29,000 miles, even though the front brakes were still at 95%. Go figure!! I also have noticed the clear coat peeling in several areas. Although I love Toyotas and would buy another one, the 2004 Avalon is, with respect, a lemon.

Best Features

Quiet ride, comfortable interior, great seats.

Worst Features

Better suspension, better brakes, better quality clearcoat.
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