2002 Toyota Avalon Repair and Maintenance

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

2002 Toyota Avalon Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Purge Control Valve

Intermittent failure of a purge control valve in the evaporative emission system can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A failed valve should be replaced to correct this problem.

 

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.

Replace EVAP Canister to Correct EVAP System Problems

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.

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2002 Toyota Avalon Questions

Car 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? (2 answers)

have incorrect flo. whats wrong with my car?
i have propane and a lighter will that fix it after all?

My check engine light is on and sonic told me it was my k.sensor.the ob two gave (1 answer)

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?

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2002 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.

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2002 Toyota Avalon Reviews

Good dependable car. I purchased new of '02 now has over 234K miles. Only things have changed be the maintenance care as the timing belt at 75,000 miles and Synthetic oil at 2,500 mile. I have never experienced nothing expensive replacing except minor small exhaust leak in 2012 won the lottery still driving this old car. Still comfortable, replaced brakes, tires, CVs, oil filter and 2 belts etc...
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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