2002 Toyota Avalon Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Toyota Avalon
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2002 Toyota Avalon ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Purge Control Valve
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.
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.
2002 Toyota Avalon QuestionsCar shakes when stopped or shakes when you go over a certain milage (1 answer)
Id like to know whats wrong
have incorrect flo. whats wrong with my car?
i have propane and a lighter will that fix it after all?
Me that code.I did some research and if. It was that shouldn't I have some lack of power or back fire I have nothing the car is running great.I just hate to pay alot of money if that isn't it.what do I do?
2002 Toyota Avalon RecallsToyota 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.