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Toyota Avalon Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Purge Control Valve

Toyota Avalon Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Average Mileage: 159,192 mi (68,000 mi - 201,000 mi)


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.


  •  Rookie

    no driving problems just check engine light on comes up code p400 &p401.

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  • Visitor, , 139,000 mi

    The code is P0441 and has not been serviced yet. My research shows this is a hard to diagnose problem and could be several things. No change in performance of the engine and MPG is the same.

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  • Visitor, , 190,433 mi

    this is the second time in one month that the same problem is there, different ventilator (there are three? of them)--last one cost us 234$ and now we have another. any way to shut off that warning light and live with an unnecessary evap system?

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  •  Rookie

    Check Engine Light comes on--OBD tool says Incorrect Purge flow--code Po441, and PO446, vent control circuit. Does anyone know what to do here?

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  • Visitor, , 197,530 mi

    check engine light illuminated by purge control solenoid failure - $350 repair bill last month (8/10) or I would not have passed emissions testing coming up soon.

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