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2006 Toyota Avalon repairs by problem area

Engine (45%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (18%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 38 repairs.
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2006 Toyota Avalon repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (35%)

$100 - $499 (47%)

< $100 (12%)

Chart based on 17 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2006 Toyota Avalon

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Toyota in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

65000 mi

US $600
VVT oil line ruptured and lost all oil in engine. Toyota knows about the problem but had done nothing. We were lucky but others have needed major engine repairs because of this problem 

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2006 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Toyota Avalon in Indiana, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2016
Mar 2015

103000 mi

US $100
I replaced the front pads and rotors myself 
Jan 2016

108000 mi
Car battery died so I replaced it with a new one. 
Toyota Avalon in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2011 - Jul 2015
Feb 2015

219000 mi

US $80
Bad Ignition coil bank 1 
Jul 2015

230000 mi

US $200
Stuck front left Caliper. replaced calipers, pads, and rotors on front axle. 
Toyota Avalon in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2010 - Dec 2016
May 2014

115960 mi

C $220
Cylinder misfire - change of part 
Mar 2015

133920 mi

C $260
One back ignition coil was mis-firing. Replaced other 2 back ignition coils at the same time as a prevention. 
Toyota Avalon in Michigan, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Mar 2015

205000 mi

US $661
front calipers 'frozen' and pads replaced 
Toyota Avalon in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2008 - Dec 2016
Nov 2014

120000 mi

US $1580
Routine replacement of brake pads. Not related to electrical problem. Alternator not charging. Battery damaged. Both replaced. Brake pads (4 wheels) replaced at same time and included in cost 
Aug 2015

128500 mi
Engine running rough. Misfire's detected. Replaced #6 ignition coil. 
Dec 2015

132000 mi
Slack in intermediate shaft causing a popping noise and sensation. When advised that it was not dangerous, decided to not have repaired. 
Aug 2016

138000 mi

US $50
Leaking hose 
Dec 2016

139000 mi
Intermediate shaft never fixed. Does not pop in summer, only in cold weather. Apparently hot weather causes things to expand and take up wear. 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Jan 2017
May 2015

158500 mi

US $185
Check Engine light with VSC (Vehicle Stability Control Light 
Toyota Avalon in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2006 - Mar 2010
Dec 2006

5 mi
Radio DOA @ delivery - Replaced but failure was bad connector 
Mar 2007

6000 mi
Transmission shifting problems - Tran firmware re-flashed under Toyota Service Bulletin (TSB) 
Jan 2009

5 mi
Radio DOA @ delivery - Replaced but failure was bad connector 
Toyota Avalon in Florida, United States
- Jan 2006
Jan 2006

5 mi
Rattles. 
Toyota Avalon in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2008 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

64000 mi

US $75
altenator replaced 
Toyota Avalon in Virginia, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2015

110000 mi

US $700
Struts were shot. Replaced with OEM KYB struts. Car is good as new now. Did not need to replace anything other than struts. Springs, boots, isolators were all fine. 
Toyota Avalon in Ohio, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2016
May 2013

53000 mi

US $367
Replaced #2 & #4 ignition coils. 
Dec 2016

76000 mi

US $579
Sticking calipers caused replacement of calipers, rotors, and pads. 
Toyota Avalon in Maryland, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2016
Aug 2012

86000 mi

US $180
coil package had to be replaced. 
Toyota Avalon in Missouri, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2013
Apr 2010

43000 mi

US $150
brake light turned on in car while driving. Interior brakes were bad. Dealer repaired.  
Feb 2012

74000 mi

US $245
Ignition coil 
Toyota Avalon in Florida, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

52000 mi
Avalon Catastropic oil leak - plastic gasket broke and drained oil. Dealer had car for 1 week and had to dismantle engine, replace broken plastic gasket, oil pan and other major engine parts and then rebuild and flush out engine. 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Nov 2009

49000 mi

US $1400
Stopped to get gasoline and engine would crank but not start. towed to shop. The starter button or some other circuit element was replaced. Check engine light came on. The dealer said first my gas cap was leaking and replaced it. Later on same day, check engine light came on, on second trip, I was told there was a leak in the gasoline tank and it had to be replaced. 
Toyota Avalon in New York, United States
Nov 2008 - Jan 2010
May 2009

23000 mi

US $1
Pin hole leak in high pressure oil line 
Toyota Avalon in Tennessee, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2010
Jun 2010

84000 mi
Clicking in steering when sold. 
Toyota Avalon in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2008 - Dec 2016
Sep 2010

68000 mi
Leaking huge amounts of oil. had to tow car to dealership. was told it was a recall on the oil hose. 2 days after repair, got a letter in the mail announcing the recall. watever. wonder if the engine is damaged from running w/ no oil... 
Toyota Avalon in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2010 - Sep 2014
Jun 2012

86800 mi

C $350
Brakes felt spongy but there was no noise coming from them. 
Toyota Avalon in Georgia, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2011
Sep 2011

79000 mi
Car would not start. Battery ok. Problem seemed to be electrical in starting circuit. Dealer could not duplicate.  
Toyota Avalon in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2009 - Jul 2013
Apr 2011

56000 mi

US $250
replace charcoal cannister 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
Oct 2008 - Jan 2017
Jun 2012

55000 mi

US $150
The car threw a CEL so we took it in. One of the coil packs was bad and they replaced it. The car drove pretty much OK before we got it repaired - my wife said she could feel it but I couldn't. 
Oct 2013

63700 mi

US $140
It was just the battery (again). It failed with no warning, but it was in the garage at home so the wife got a day off work (I was already GFTD). This is the second battery in 7 years, but it gets real hot here (Texas) so that's life. 
Jan 2017

84000 mi
The dashboard cover/pad was replaced under warranty. 

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