Cleaning May Correct Faulty Mass Air Flow Sensor on Toyota Avalon

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 91,661 (10,955–134,028)
Engine affected: 3.0L V6
5 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, more2007
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Check engine came on 4 days ago, took the car in to the dealer to get a diagnostic test and it was determined the mass flow air sensor needed to be replaced. It was cleaned two years ago when the check engine light came on.