2009 Toyota Avalon Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Toyota Avalon

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2009 Toyota Avalon Problems

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

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.

Loss of Power on Highway Due to Internally Leaking Fuel Pulsation Dampener

A loss of power on the freeway may due to an internally leaking fuel pulsation dampener. This commonly occurs on higher mileage vehicles.

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2009 Toyota Avalon Questions

WHAT WOULD THE SYMPTOMS OF THE TRANSMISSION CONTRO L PANEL GOING OUT BE (1 answer)

goodyear said my alternator neede to be replaced, my check engine light came on. now they are saying its the transmission control panel??

Car will not start on first try when starting in morning. Takes 2-3 tries/start (1 answer)

Engine turns but will not start until the 2nd or 3rd try. I have replaced the spark plugs, fuel pump, filter. Car has 51,000 miles. Check engine light does not come on. Will not have trouble the rest of the day when starting, only happens first thing in the morning.

Preventative Maintenance (1 answer)

What scheduled maintenance should occur at 36,000 mile for a 09 Avalon?

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2009 Toyota Avalon Recalls

Seat Heater Wiring Shorts And Causes Fire

For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,

Seat Heater

Southeast Toyota is recalling certain vehicles because the seat heater element may become damaged as a result of compression of the seat cushion. The damaged element could short causing burning of the seat cushion, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will disconnect seat heaters with copper strand elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory to correct this concern.

Vehicles With Added Seat Accessories May Not Have Properly Functioning Restraint Systems

Vehicles that have had accessories added to the seats such as seat heaters, seat covers or DVD headrests may not have the occupant sensor system of the passenger seat calibrated properly. This can affect passenger air bag operation in a crash. Dealers will test the sensitivity of the occupant detection sensors and recalibrate them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2009 Toyota Avalon Reviews

I love this car! I've had a recent year Lincoln Town Car and Lexus E series, and this car is superior to both in performance, fit and finish. Avalon performs, rides and looks "luxury." Its ride is smooth, quiet at any speed, and handling is deft. While Avalon is not a sports model by any mean, its acceleration and handling can make it entertaining. Avalon's exterior has a pleasing, dist...

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