2001 Toyota Avalon Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Toyota Avalon

2001 Toyota Avalon Problems

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.

 

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.

Oil Leak From the Valve Cover Gaskets

The 6 cylinder engines have a tendency to leak oil from the valve cover gaskets, especially the one near the firewall.

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2001 Toyota Avalon Questions

Panel & headlights seem bright, but engine clicks and does not turn over (1 answer)

I went out to start the car this morning in the garage. The brake pedal seemed stiff and the gear shift wanted to lock. I used the manual button to free the gear shift. When I tried to start the car, the panel lights flicker and dimmed and I got a clicking noise. When I turned off the key, th...

New battery repeatedly go DEAD every 3-4 weeks even though driven every day (1 answer)

I've replaced both knock sensors and harness due to 0325 code. Code is back. (1 answer)

I replaced both knock sensors (KS) and harness with OEM Toyota parts. I had a professional shop make the repairs. 30 days after install I am getting 0325 code again on one KS. Now have to replace again. Is it common for the KS to continually go out? I reordered the KS and harness from Toyota to ...

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2001 Toyota Avalon Recalls

Toyota Recalls 2000–2004 Avalons Due to Cracking Steering Lock Bar

Toyota is recalling 2000–2004 Avalon models due to improper casting of the steering lock bar, which may cause the bar to crack or even break. If the bar breaks, the steering wheel will lock, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering lock device free of charge.

Toyota Recalls 2001 Vehicles Due to Improper Welding on Sub Frame

Toyota is recalling 2001 Avalon, Camry, and Sienna vehicles because the front sub frame assembly has not been adequately welded. This could cause failure of the assembly following long-term usage, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the front sub frame, if necessary.

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2001 Toyota Avalon Reviews

I bought my 2001 Avalon new early '01 and have 291,500 miles on it. The biggest problem was a rear suspension noise issue which did not get fixed despite replacement of most of the parts. Eventually, a local mechanic discovered that the trailing arm bolts were stripped, something he had never seen before, and something two dealers and other mechanics had "missed." I replaced the computer (wi...
I bought this car "new" at the end of 2001. I love my 2001 Avalon, however, with only 12,000 miles on the odometer, new brakes were needed. At 50,000 miles, it needed all new shocks. All highway miles, on my car and it is pampered. Love my Avalon, best car I have ever owned.
I have a 2001 TOYOTA AVALON 123,000 miles .THE ONLY CAR I KNOW THAT CAN KEEP A 70 deg inside while 115 deg outside for an hour at IDLE WITH NO CHANGE IN ENGINE TEMPERATURE!!! DO I NEED TO SAY MORE???!!!

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