2004 Toyota Avalon Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Toyota Avalon

No_car_image
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
Get a Repair Estimate For Your 2004 Toyota Avalon
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
Repair Estimates

Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator

2004 Toyota Avalon
$
292
to $
776
2004 Toyota Avalon
$
303
to $
609
2004 Toyota Avalon
$
279
to $
536
2004 Toyota Avalon
$
137
to $
216
2004 Toyota Avalon
$
367
to $
954

2004 Toyota Avalon Problems

Misfire and/or Check Engine Light Due to Failed Ignition Coil

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.

Rear Window Sunshade Fails and Makes Grinding Noise

The motor for the rear window sunshade in the Toyota Avalon is known to fail. When this occurs, the sunshade will not extend down the window, and a grinding noise is heard until the motor fails as well. 

Replacement of the sunshade assembly is necessary to correct this failure, however, removing the fuse for the sunshade will stop the motor from making the irritating grinding noise. 

Low Engine Idle and/or Stalling Due to Dirty Idle Air Control Valve

Debris can get into the idle air control valve. This will restrict the air flow into the engine, causing idle speed and/or stalling when cold. The valve can be cleaned or replaced to correct this concern.

See More Problems (8)

2004 Toyota Avalon Recalls

Unexpected Airbag Deployment

The airbag control module can fail prematurely due to electrical noise beyond the tolerance it was designed for. As a result the front airbags, side airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners could deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated, increasing the risk of personal injury and/or a crash. Dealers will replace the airbag control module and front and/or side impact sensors as required to correct this concern.

Air Bags And Seat Belt Pretensioners May Deploy Unexpectedly

Circuits in the supplemental restraint system may short, resulting in damage that may unintentionally deploy the front air bags and / or seat belt pretensioners. Dealers will install a noise filter between the air bag control module and the affected wiring harness free of charge to resolve the concern.

Various Issues Due to Failed Crankshaft Pulley

The amount of adhesive applied between the inner and outer parts of the crankshaft pulley may be inadequate. If this is the case, the outer ring may become misaligned and/or not properly rotate with the inner ring, causing an abnormal noise and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light. In some cases, the power steering belt could come off resulting in a loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the crankshaft pulley and replace it if necessary.

See More Recalls (4)

2004 Toyota Avalon Reviews

Rated
based on 5 customer reviews
Bought this one used with 114,000 miles. Have had nothing but continuous expensive repairs. Love the looks of the car, both inside and out. Love the ride and all the conveniences but hate the expense. From papers left in car, new price was $35,774. I paid $7900. Have paid out about $7500. Which means I paid over $15,000 for a car that list at 12,000.
this car is like a Camry XLE from later years...solid as can be...
Wish I could afford a new car jap junk made in non-union assembly plants. Whats with the brakes?

See More Reviews (5)