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2000 Toyota Avalon repairs by problem area

Engine (54%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (9%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (4%)

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2000 Toyota Avalon repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (30%)

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Chart based on 74 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2000 Toyota Avalon

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Toyota Avalon in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2011 - Oct 2011
Jun 2011

77000 mi

US $700
replaced front brake components, calipers pads and rotors 

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2000 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Avalon in Kansas, United States
Sep 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

US $240
There are two camshaft controllers (position sensor?)--one for each of the two camshafts. One of these controllers went out and had to be replaced. 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2018
Feb 2013

174000 mi

US $150
replaced front sway bars 
Oct 2013

185300 mi

US $150
loose motor mount, and tightened something that was rattling 
Feb 2014

187000 mi

US $500
front struts and strut mount 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2012

217900 mi

US $477
Replaced valve cover gaskets and both camshaft oil seals. 
Aug 2014

240100 mi

US $188
Highly trusted long-term mechanic recommended replacement of Engine Torque Mount. No noticeable problem affecting safety or driveability of vehicle before or after replacement. 
Jul 2015

246000 mi

US $437
Engine light on. Evaporation control canister replaced. 
Toyota Avalon in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2011 - Apr 2012
Aug 2011

169000 mi

US $675
Replaced charcoal canister, $475. Replaced rear stabilizer bar, $200. 
Feb 2012

171000 mi

US $170
bushings replaced 
Toyota Avalon in Oklahoma, United States
Jul 2011 - May 2012
Sep 2011

134000 mi

US $60
Replaced rear sway bar links due to wear 
Toyota Avalon in Manitoba, Canada
Jun 2012 - May 2013
Oct 2012

201500 mi

C $950
Water punp bearing failed. This was a replacement water pump that had been put in 3 years ago. 
Nov 2012

202500 mi

C $330
The battery cable clamp had been replaced around 5 years ago. It got some unseen corrosion in it - which lead to drivability problems last week. The fix was to clean the corrosion - the problem was it took 3 days to find the corrosion. 
Jan 2013

204600 mi

C $300
Some ground wiring under the dash was corroded causing the starter interlock computer to not function. The result was no start. The garage found the corroded wires spliced in some new ones and the car is running again. Time for a new car. 
May 2013

208320 mi
Recurring P0420 code when driving at highway speeds. Likely due to failing cat. converter. They did an Injector clean, air intale clean and Mass Air Flow Sensor clean and (so far) the code has not come back. 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
May 2011 - Aug 2014
Jun 2011

131000 mi

US $260
Warped brake rotors on front causing brake pedal to pulsate while stopping. Rotors were both turned, pads and calipers were replaced. 
Sep 2011

133000 mi
Worn out rear struts that caused the car to just bounce and bounce. Replaced with new struts and problem was resolved. 
May 2013

169000 mi

US $60
Gas gauge was reading way above the full mark. Replaced the instrument cluster with one from a 2001 Avalon and all instrument cluster bulbs in that section of the cluster. 
Toyota Avalon in Colorado, United States
Jul 2012 - Aug 2013
Aug 2012

271700 mi

US $540
Engine would overheat when driving up the mountain we live on at full speed with air conditioner on. 
Jul 2013

297000 mi

US $150
ABS didn't work properly - was getting stuck. They made some sort of adjustment, and now it is working. 
Aug 2013

297000 mi
The overheating problem was never fixed. My mechanic thinks it is a partially blown head gasket. He said the car would probably run fine without fixing it, just need to be careful when going up the mountains here in Colorado. 
Toyota Avalon in Virginia, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

356000 mi

US $500
Oil control valve (ovc) and oxygen sensor caused the car to misfire on 1,3,5 cylinder. 
Toyota Avalon in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

176000 mi

US $1650
Replaced 4 shocks and springs with Monroe all in one units. Repairs in front done twice because of faulty parts. 
Toyota Avalon in Virginia, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
Apr 2015

71200 mi

US $400
Replace leaking valve cover gaskets 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2015
Sep 2014

136000 mi

US $200
Changed the alternator. 14 years old and still had stock. 
Jan 2015

140700 mi

US $700
Catalytic converters replaced all three. Aftermarket muffler. New o2 & ho2 sensors, all 6 fuel injectors coil packs & spark plugs, short ram intake. Battery & cables. Oil pan inspection & gaskets, intake & exhaust manifold gaskets. New radiator. 
Jul 2015

150000 mi

US $45
Found a small fluid leak replaced hose and power steering pressure switch 
Toyota Avalon in Ohio, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2013

252000 mi

US $500
Rear stabilizer links. Had both sides replaced. 
Toyota Avalon in Ohio, United States
Jan 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

300000 mi
Blew up. It over heated and oil gasket blew and made a fire. i had to call the fire department. 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2013
Aug 2011

90000 mi
Car stopped running, thought it was fuel pump. Further checking: timing belt broke. Engine was supposedly rebuilt two years ago. Turns out it is a salvage yard engine replace by unethical shop. Speedo, odo not working also clock is losing time. Dealer replaced VSS and instrument cluster and engine wiring harness. Problem is in ECM I believe damaged by dealer during previous repairs. 
Toyota Avalon in Arizona, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2011
Apr 2011

117000 mi

US $350
check engine light came on and the dealer found that a sensor was not functioning properly. I had the component replaced. 
May 2011

117500 mi

US $1300
During my previous road trip to San Angelo, Texas in April, I noted the Avalon's suspension was not acting properly. I had all four shocks replaced upon my return to Sun City, Az at my local garage. Also, alignment and tires balanced. 
Toyota Avalon in Michigan, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2013
Sep 2009

92000 mi

US $900
Replaced suspension bushings to fix knocking noise over bumps. 
Dec 2009

105000 mi

US $1200
Springs shot. Car bottoms with one or two people in back. Shocks much too soft. Replaced shocks and springs with aftermarket Vogtland springs and Tokico gas shocks. 
Sep 2011

126000 mi

US $450
Front passenger caliper seized. Car was hit on this side in an accident a year earlier. This may or may not be related. 
Jan 2012

119800 mi

US $380
Valve cover gasket leaking. Oil drips on exhaust and smoke and smell enters cabin. 
Toyota Avalon in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Apr 2013
Nov 2010

139000 mi

US $30
Noise coming from rear brakes, a plastic shield had broken off and was rubbing against brakes, just took the shield off problem fixed. 
Apr 2011

143000 mi

US $700
Front strut mount was creaking. Heard a metal crack! Two shops diagnosed it as broken strut mount. But car did not track normally. Decided to get new struts. New springs shipped o/nite. Two days to get from Toyota, none at dealer. 
Jul 2011

144000 mi

US $20
Check engine light came on. Diagnosed bad gas cap. Replace gas cap. Filler tube is rusting, need to fix as gas caps keep rusting out. This is 3rd gas cap in 7 years. 
Aug 2011

147000 mi
Diagnosed loose suspension links front end. Hear clunk when going over railroad tracks aggressively. No problem otherwise. Will live with for awhile. Estimate was $400 to fix. 
Mar 2012

154000 mi

US $160
Needed new muffler 
Dec 2012

164000 mi
Diagnosed needed suspension repairs, left and right control arms need replacing. 
Mar 2013

167000 mi
needed new bushings, etc. other front suspension work 
Toyota Avalon in Louisiana, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2013
Sep 2010

159000 mi

US $70
Cleaned fuel injectors. Earlier shop charged about $430 but didn't fix problem. 
Jan 2013

174300 mi

US $150
drivers door inside handle would not open. had to roll window down and open outside door handle first. 
Jun 2013

181000 mi

US $325
fluid pump replaced 
Toyota Avalon in Illinois, United States
Jul 2010 - Apr 2012
Mar 2011

165000 mi

US $130
sticky brake caliper; replaced rotors and rebuilt calipers 
May 2011

167300 mi

US $100
sticky brake caliper again, replaced caliper rather than attempting another rebuild 
Toyota Avalon in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2004 - Mar 2014
Nov 2004

60474 mi

US $28
Remote key inoperative, repaired 
Dec 2007

88828 mi

US $422
Left cylinder bank O2 sensor replaced 
Feb 2008

90931 mi

US $605
Right cylinder bank O2 sensor replaced 
Nov 2010

109000 mi

US $273
Check engine light with code for leak in fuel system. Shop tried to find leak in system but couldn't. Reviewed TSB for 2000 Avalon, said it could be a leak around oxygen sensor, sealed area around sensor with sealant. Check engine light... 
Mar 2011

110000 mi

US $90
CEL, no code, could not replicate. Light was reset but again came on after two days. It's a mystery.  
Oct 2011

118300 mi

US $256
check engine light. P1o7 code. Previously could not be solved. Replaced MAF sensor. Problem fixed. 
Jul 2012

124500 mi

US $22
Replaced spark plugs and cleaned mass air flow sensor. 
Nov 2013

141000 mi

US $600
Replace oil pan to fix oil leak from the drain plug. Drain plug could not be re threaded. 
Toyota Avalon in Maryland, United States
Jul 2010 - Apr 2015
Jun 2011

230000 mi

US $1500
new stuts and new tires 
Toyota Avalon in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2014
Apr 2012

116000 mi

US $400
replaced idle control motor 
Jan 2013

112300 mi

US $200
Oxygen sensor 
Toyota Avalon in Victoria, Australia
Aug 2010 - Jan 2011
Dec 2010

114080 mi

A $550
boot struts windsceend rear left power window motor 
Toyota Avalon in South Dakota, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2011
Mar 2011

88000 mi
Engine totally failed. Only solution: used or rebuiolt engine 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2014
Dec 2011

193000 mi

US $500
valve cover gasket 
Nov 2013

215400 mi

US $300
back gasket engine cover 
May 2014

220000 mi

US $300
O2 sensor 
Jul 2014

230000 mi

US $600
One of the fuel injectors was also replaced, then the issue was fixed. 
Toyota Avalon in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2012
Mar 2011

87000 mi
Rear engine mount was replaced due to vibrations being transferred to the steering rack and hence to the steering wheel. 
Sep 2012

120000 mi

US $180
Timing idler pulleys had bearing noise (probably due to faulty hydraulic tensioner). Early for timing component and belt change (put about 37,000 miles after purchasing this car a year ago). Previous timing belt was still very good. 
Toyota Avalon in Baja California, Mexico
Dec 2010 - Jun 2018
Aug 2013

149000 mi

Emissions T2 sensor replaced, plus check valve replaced. 
Jun 2014

151280 mi

Worn tire rod end replaced. 
Mar 2016

136 mi

Replace rear cool spring 
Toyota Avalon in Florida, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2012
Oct 2010

136000 mi
Small oil leak. 
Jul 2011

138000 mi
oil leak from seals cd player does not work. CD's hung up 
Feb 2012

144300 mi

US $600
front and rear sensors 
Toyota Avalon in Georgia, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2014
Jul 2012

155000 mi

US $25
Warning light came on indicating bad o2 sensor. O2 sensor frozen in exhaust manifold. Will drive anyway. Apparently this is a common problem with 2000 through 2001 Toyotas, but Toyota won't address. 
Oct 2012

155300 mi

US $400
Emission control system problems 

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