Toyota Avalon Repair and Maintenance

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

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Toyota Avalon Problems

Oil Leak From the Valve Cover Gaskets

The 6 cylinder engines have a tendency to leak oil from the valve cover gaskets, especially the one near the firewall.

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Oxygen Sensor

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. As a result the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine. Replacing the failed oxygen sensor should correct this concern.


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Toyota Avalon Questions

Know how to fix an intermittent performance hesitation on new Avalon Limited? (1 answer)

2016 Toyota Avalon Limited - New 4,700 miles.
When accelerating from a stop or slow roll, vehicle hesitates 1-3 seconds, when slightly stepping on gas to go. This hesitation has happened at least 1/2 dozen times, and has put driver and occupants in harms way. Took it to dealer, but they were un...

Help me please (1 answer)

I can't turn the ignition switch or roll the windows up do to the the security fail switch. Help me please?
I got a big problem and I got to handle this soon as possible.

Where is the fuse for cig lighter (1 answer)

My cig lighter stopped working. I noticed it when I tried to charge my cell phone.

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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,

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Does Not Deploy In A Crash

The occupant classification system may not appropriately detect an occupant in the passenger front seat, and as a result will not power the passenger frontal and knee air bags for deployment in an accident. Dealers will re-calibrate the occupant classification system free of charge to resolve the concern.

Pre-Collision System Activates Unexpectedly

The pre-collision system may activate while driving due to the radar equipped with the vehicle recognizing steel plates or roadway joints as an object that should be avoided. Dealers will temporarily disable the system as a precaution at this time, and will notify owners of affected vehicles a second time when a permanent repair procedure is available. Repairs will be made free of charge.

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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...
Owned 2 4Runner's until purchased a 2004 Avalon. I LOVE the ride and comfort of this car I'm at 185,000. Gets excellent services oil changes with 3,500 mile scheduled maintenance. Runs smooth with the 6 cylinder love this car its worth everything in the book planning driving until all four wheels comes off. I recently got T-Belt changed @75,000 so far after 6 years owned my Avalon there hasn't ...
I had a 2005 but got totaled now I am driving a 2007 Avalon Limited purchased in 2011. This car is reliable and comfortable driven have silver color as my other one loving my Avalon its a best pick owning one of these. Does great in city driving plus interior feels like a Buick love elegance in/out of it its in excellent condition. I would buy another in a heartbeat I'm driving this one until 2...

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