Toyota Avalon Repair and Maintenance

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

Toyota Avalon Problems

Check 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.

 

Ignition Coil May Fail After 100,000 Miles

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.

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.

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Toyota Avalon Questions

my car died while I was driving and it won't start (1 answer)

Why did check engine light come on and car start shuddering after replacing battery? (2 answers)

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...

Panel & headlights seem bright, but engine clicks and does not turn over (1 answer)

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...

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Toyota Avalon Recalls

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.

Unexpected Airbag Deployment

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.

Subwoofer Speaker

These vehicles are being recalled because of an electrical fault with the subwoofer, a component of the stereo system. A short circuit may develop which can result in fire. While a remedy hasn't been announced, an interim fix which disconnects the subwoofer has been implemented by dealers.

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Toyota Avalon Reviews

purchased 2008 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5V6 engine with 30, 205 miles one owner in great shape. Shortly after it started making soft pinging noises in the engine when first started up. I bought it in Feb 2013, and now 10/30/13, have 37,000 miles and in the engine intermittent and at times much worse than others it sound like the lifters are making noise in the engine. I took it to the dealershi...
I bought my 2006 Avalon Limited brand new in December 26,2005. I wrote a shining review on it a few months after I had it. If I knew then what I know now, I would never have bought that car new. I would have leased it and turned it in at the end of the lease and gotten another one. The manufacturers are no fools. They make cars to last up to the end of the warranty or a little beyond. It has be...
This is my second Avalon, and I love the car. Small problems with the interior are (1) I have long legs, and the driver's side is tight, sometimes I have trouble getting legs out (even with the adjustable steering wheel, and power seats); (2) the plug-in location to recharge my cell phone is in an awkward location and sometimes does not connect.; (3) there is a noticible blind spot (for me) as...

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