1999 Toyota Avalon Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Toyota Avalon

1999 Toyota Avalon Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Purge Control Valve

Intermittent failure of a purge control valve in the evaporative emission system can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A failed valve should be replaced to correct this problem.

 

Ignition Coil May Fail After 100,000 Miles

On higher mileage vehicles, an engine misfire may develop and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failed ignition coil. It is not uncommon to replace all the coils when the first one fails in order to prevent return trips to the repair shop.

Replace EVAP Canister to Correct EVAP System Problems

The Evaporative system may have problems with the vapor canister releasing charcoal pellets that plug the vent valve. Typically a Code P0441, P0442 and P0446 will be set. The key code is the P0446 which is a vent valve electrical failure. The proper repair is to replace the entire canister with all the valves as a unit. This is located on top of the fuel tank and is expensive. Our Technicians tell us that for awhile Toyota was covering these problems, but this may have changed. It would not hurt to call the dealer if this problem occurs to see if Toyota is still helping with these repairs.

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1999 Toyota Avalon Questions

Engine seized. Did not overheat before it shutdown at highway speed. Won't crank (1 answer)

Can it be unfrozen? Tried to crank it manually, wont turn. Just spent $3000 on it. Told garage to change out oil pump, but they said it didn't need it

Brake peddle goes to the floor master cylinder is good no air in the line (1 answer)

left blinker flashing to fast (1 answer)

left side blinker flashing to fast

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1999 Toyota Avalon Recalls

Recall 98E035000
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: AFTERMARKET THEFT DETERRENT SYSTEMS USED ON 1998-1998 TOYOTA RAV4, AVALON, AND SIENNA MODEL VEHICLES DISTRIBUTED BY SOUTHEAST TOYOTA DISTRIBUTORS, INC. IN THE STATES OF ALABAMA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA. THE ALARM WIRING HARNESS PLUGS INTO THE VEHICLE'...
Dash Warning Lights And Ventilation System Controls Fail To Operate

Various electrical components such as the ventilation system controls, the dash warning lights may fail to operate properly, and the vehicle could run poorly and stall due to an electrical issue with the wiring to an add on alarm system. Dealers will inspect the date code on the security system wiring harness and replace them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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1999 Toyota Avalon Reviews

Recently purchased one of these with ~63k miles and it still runs very well. The interior is roomy and the engine has a nice feel and provides much better power than my Camry but still maintains decent fuel economy (about 23/24mpg).
This is the best vehicle I have ever owned. As is often said; it's the best Buick General Motors never built. My first Toyota was a 1973 Celica,which I kept til 1990,at which time I gave it to an employee that needed reliable transportation.

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