2006 Toyota Avanza SX 1.5 from South Africa
Brake pads wore at around 4500km's, and continued to do so every 3500km's to 6000km's.
Front wheel bearings seize every 4000km's to 6000km's. Have already spent approximately R7000.00 on replacing the brake pads, and my Avanza has just done 40000 km's.
The wheel bearings are still under warranty, but have seized approximately around seven times to date.
Not sure what will happen when my car is off the warranty and I have to start paying for the wheel bearings every time they seize??
The car is extremely unstable when braking quickly; sometimes even jumps when coming to a sudden stop.
The engine runs well, and I have had no problems with any mechanical issues to date.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd November, 2008
19th Sep 2009, 22:59
Unusual problems. Something must be terribly wrong with the bearing mounts, brake assemblies for your problems to come about. Not even rough roads with dirt and dust can cause that kind of wear on bearings and brakes unless you drive like you were in an off-road rally, and do not check for dirt on brakes and remaining grease on bearings.
23rd Aug 2010, 08:05
This is not right - I would let Toyota sort it out. I've had one for just as long and not a single problem. I am sorry to hear about your experience.
25th Feb 2012, 21:13
Maybe the unit you picked has a defect? Driving an Avanza really is not smooth, unless you've got enough load.
21st Sep 2015, 08:32
My Avanza has never given me any problems since I bought it at 70000 on clock. Now it's at 180000 on the clock; no problems till now; it's a 2009 model.