Toyota Avalon Repair and Maintenance
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Toyota Avalon ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Failed Oxygen Sensor Component
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.
The Evaporative system may have problems with the vapor canister releasing charcoal pellets that plug the vent valve. Typically a Code P0441, P0442 and P0446 will be set. The key code is the P0446 which is a vent valve electrical failure. The proper repair is to replace the entire canister with all the valves as a unit. This is located on top of the fuel tank and is expensive. Our Technicians tell us that for awhile Toyota was covering these problems, but this may have changed. It would not hurt to call the dealer if this problem occurs to see if Toyota is still helping with these repairs.
If the engine will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter. These will tend to go out at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.
Toyota Avalon Questionsmy car died while I was driving and it won't start (1 answer)
Hi everyone. I replaced my battery tonight because my car would not start and left me stranded three times in the past few days. After replacing the battery, the car started fine. I left for work tonight and as I was driving, I noticed that the RPM needle was wavering every so slightly the entire...
I went out to start the car this morning in the garage. The brake pedal seemed stiff and the gear shift wanted to lock. I used the manual button to free the gear shift. When I tried to start the car, the panel lights flicker and dimmed and I got a clicking noise. When I turned off the key, th...
Toyota Avalon RecallsPassenger 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.
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.
The airbag control module can fail prematurely due to electrical noise beyond the tolerance it was designed for. As a result the front airbags, side airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners could deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated, increasing the risk of personal injury and/or a crash. Dealers will replace the airbag control module and front and/or side impact sensors as required to correct this concern.