2003 Toyota Echo Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Toyota Echo

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an evaporative emission (EVAP) system fault. Our technicians tell us these EVAP system faults can be difficult to diagnose but it is not uncommon to find a failed charcoal canister or a loose or worn gas cap.

The mass air flow sensor on higher mileage cars occasionally needs to be cleaned or replaced if sluggish acceleration is experienced or the Check Engine Light is illuminated with a mass air flow meter sensor fault code stored.

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I had my oil changed and was told that the car had a broken sway bar link. How would I know that this is true and how much would a replacement cost? And what's the average cost of a fuel injection cleaning. I live in in Clayton County, GA

My wife called me this morning saying that her car has very little power while in gear, she said she barely made it up a small incline in our apt complex. She also said it seems to be "bouncing" (that was the best way she could describe it). Any ideas?

I cannot find the battery in any local stores and have been told I have to go to a dealership exclusively to get it replaced along with the connectors. Is my only option a dealership? Why are they batteries so special or unique?

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I bought the Toyota Echo a while back before gas prices went through the roof. My friends all taunted me about my decision to buy the Echo. Well, as I a poor college kid with poor college kid friends; I have had the last laugh!!! This car is amazing on gas and has not broken down on me!! I average about 50-60mi a day here, and yet my car cranks on without problem. The only trouble is the AC uni...

very good car. mileage.a good car

I have 190,000 miles on my 2003 Echo without any major problems. I still get 31 MPG overall, she has been a great car and has held up extremely well. Total spent on maintenance in the last 8 years has been (rounded) $2300.00 Yes, like those below I love my Echo!

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