2002 Toyota Avalon Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Toyota Avalon

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 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.


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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have a rattle in the back of my car was told the break calipers were the reason and needed to be replaces cost $500.00. can someone explain why to me.

I have a bad oil leak, been trying to find out where from, I was told to take the rubber hose loose from the front valve pan , so I did and it spit oil out all over the motor, this line went to air filter, ive had lots of oil in the air filter, can anyone tell me whats wrong plz,,, thanks,

is there a torque for it if so what. the mechanic says no,. it still leake

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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.

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Bought our 2002 Toyota Avalon XL at the end of 2001. It was expensive but proved to be well worth the price. I drove it the first few years and absolutely loved it's power and smooth ride. My husband then "took it over" and uses it to commute 80+ miles each day to work. It has over 300,000 miles on it and we only gave it one major tune up (timing belt, spark plugs, engine filter)in the last 12 ...

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