1999 Toyota Avalon Repair and Maintenance

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

1999 Toyota Avalon Problems

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.

Sludge Buildup on Engine Due to Infrequent Oil Changes

Sludge can build up in the engine because Toyota did not recommend frequent enough oil changes. Lexus will sometimes offer a discount on cleaning the engine if necessary. Owners who changed their oil every 3,000 miles did not experience these problems. This sludge build up can lead to excessive oil consumption.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Oxygen Sensor Component

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. As a result the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine. Replacing the failed oxygen sensor should correct this concern.

 

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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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