2002 Toyota Avalon Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Toyota Avalon
2002 Toyota Avalon Problems
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.
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.
2002 Toyota Avalon Questions
Replaced wiper motor and now wipers don't park all the way down. They also go down and hit the cowl before traveling up and don't travel all the way to the edge of the windshield. How do I adjust them correctly?
2002 Toyota Avalon XLS, what are the top problems with this car
2002 Toyota Avalon Recalls
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.
2002 Toyota Avalon Reviews
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 ...