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Toyota Avalon repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 400 repairs.
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Toyota Avalon repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (39%)

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Chart based on 318 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2018 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Toyota Avalon in North Dakota, United States
Dec 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

5000 mi
One radio speaker was distorted ... was replaced. 

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2017 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Toyota Avalon in New Mexico, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

20000 mi
Nav screen randomly shuts off 

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2016 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Toyota Avalon in Virginia, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

29000 mi
A joint, front passenger side, was replaced and covered under the warranty 

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2015 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Toyota Avalon in Florida, United States
- May 2016
Sep 2015

4800 mi
Door rattled and buzzed with radio on. Tech claims to have fixed, never addressed. 
Feb 2016

10800 mi
Door buzzing whenever the radio was on. Door buzzing whenever the radio was on. Problem was reduced but was not fixed. 
Apr 2016

12300 mi
No work performed. Engine randomly hesitates on start, dealership claims it was a bad batch of fuel, threw some additive in and called it a day. This did not fix the issue. 
May 2016

16100 mi
Nothing. Dealership claims they cannot replicate the issue, though I can replicate it. I have recorded video to verify to the dealership that this is an ongoing problem. 
Toyota Avalon in Minnesota, United States
- Aug 2015
Aug 2015

1100 mi
Diagnosed bad sunroof seal 
Toyota Avalon in Florida, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2017

8000 mi
Needed new battery for some reason. Would not start one day. 

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2014 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Toyota Avalon in Florida, United States
Jun 2015 - Aug 2016
Jun 2016

30000 mi
Bezel around passenger door controls rattling during driving and radio use 
Aug 2016

30000 mi
Rattling bezel 
Toyota Avalon in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2013 - May 2014
May 2014

12400 mi
Avalon had few minor problems, radio speakers, GPS would not change from day to night mode, dealer was to order new unit. 
Toyota Avalon in New York, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2018
Mar 2016

26000 mi
charcoal canister needed to be replaced. 3 1/2 hr. job. Found out from another dealer that the real reason the light was on was that a mouse had chewed thru the wiring harness. The first dealership should have checked that first thing. I doubt anything was wrong with the canister, be cause the light kept coming on. 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

75000 mi

US $600
Front, driver side door lock actuator went out, had to replace. 
Toyota Avalon in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2015 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

9300 mi
Shifting seems to create a loss of power at times. 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Jan 2016
Nov 2015

20500 mi
The rear sunscreen assembly was replaced entirely under warranty. It had never worked well and finally locked in the down position. After the repair it works much better. 
Dec 2015

22000 mi
The power sun shade for the rear window failed to operate and was repaired (replaced) under warranty. 
Toyota Avalon in Oregon, United States
Jul 2016 - Jul 2017
Jan 2017 Sensor for automatic windshield wipers detached. It appears to still work, but is not close enough to the window surface to function properly. 
Feb 2017

54000 mi
the housing for the automatic rain sensor on the window was not connecting closely enough to the glass 
Toyota Avalon in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2017 - Feb 2018
Dec 2017

36580 mi
Scored rotors replaced by dealer at their expense. 
Toyota Avalon in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2015 - Jul 2017
Nov 2015

15100 mi
Rattling noise from dashboard. A different rattle was repaired soon after I took delivery in November 2014. 
Dec 2015

16000 mi
Second rattle coming from different location near dashboard. Repaired by dealer. 
Toyota Avalon in Georgia, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

16800 mi
OEM battery died. Car consistently could not start. Jumped the car twice to confirm battery was the issue. Took it to dealer to have battery replaced under warranty. 

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2014 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Toyota Avalon in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2015 - Jan 2017
Jul 2015

10451 mi
Headliner was sagging about 1" at the rear of the sunroof. First dealer repair was not successful and greasy fingerprints all over. 2nd repair worked and greasy fingerprints again. Dealer cleaned again and fix has held for over a year. 
Jan 2017

23000 mi
Rear passenger side door lower glass chrome trim piece would not secure and kept popping up. 
Toyota Avalon in Maryland, United States
May 2014 - Oct 2016
Jun 2015

16000 mi
Rear window could not be controlled from the switch in the drivers door. They had ordered a new switch module and it did not fix the issue. They have ordered a new module and I need to bring it in. 
Jun 2016

21000 mi
Rear driver window could not be controlled by the driver master switch. 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

30000 mi
Attempted to stop rattle. Part ordered 
May 2016

34000 mi
PCS safety RECALL. The car would alert (BEEP) and slam on the brakes when the car approached certain Metal plates on the road, if it was on an incline after a slight dip. It acted just as the recall described. 
Jan 2017

28000 mi
rear sun curtain replaced again 
Jul 2017

49000 mi

US $25
replace in dash air filter 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

9000 mi
Compass in the mirror malfunctioned. Was diagnosed as needing "Re-boot" Repair did not resolve issue, and mirror was removed and replaced 

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2013 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Toyota Avalon in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2013 - Apr 2017
Feb 2014

6500 mi
Part of the structure between the the passenger side doors below the B pillar had to be re-welded to eliminate a rattle. Not done correctly at the factory. Was completed under warranty. 
Oct 2014

9300 mi

US $3
Heavy mold smell coming from A/C vents. Corrected by removing cabin filter & spraying a vinegar solution into the a/c intake under the hood. This kills the mold at least temporarily. 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
Jun 2014 - Oct 2015
Sep 2014

24731 mi
AC fan intermittently runs slow or not at all. Reported to dealer but they wouldn't repair under warranty. Repair estimate $360. Still not fixed. Driver and Passenger seat backs replaced due to recall Failed Driver side door lock replaced. Two other doors had intermittent failures but dealer would not replace them due to inability to duplicate. They are still failing periodically. Failed Driver side door lock replaced. Two other doors had intermittent failures but dealer would not replace them due to inability to duplicate. They are still failing periodically. Cost per door to replace locks $650. Headliner became unattached at rear window and dropped down. Dealer said a fix is pending but 9 months later no solution is available. Headliner became unattached at rear window and dropped down. Dealer said a fix is pending but months later no solution is available. 
Oct 2014

24857 mi
Drivers side roof molding came loose. Repaired under warranty. 
Oct 2015

47000 mi

US $2080
Evaporator coil was leaking. Had to remove entire dash. Part cost $299. Rest was labor (14 hours) 
Toyota Avalon in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

56420 mi

C $880
Front Passenger Door Lock Inoperative. 
Dec 2017

63240 mi

C $175
With temperature below 26 Celsius, my battery had a hard time the fifth winter. 
Jun 2018

66960 mi

C $1068
The alternator died and so did the battery at the same time. The battery was new as end of December 2017, so it was replaced under warranty. The car went into the shop on a Friday morning et I picked it up next Wednesday morning. 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

22800 mi
passenger seat loose. replaced seat rack. problem may have been introduced by the earlier PCS recall. 
Sep 2017

37000 mi

US $100
dead battery, replace 
Toyota Avalon in Georgia, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2014
Jul 2011

284000 mi

US $2200
Timing belt, fuel pump. EGR valve 
Aug 2011

285800 mi

US $181
Replace fuel pressure regulator. The car had a strong fuel odor, especially when the fuel was less than 1/2 full. The odor was strong through the vents. The repair resolved the issue. 
Toyota Avalon in Indiana, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2015
Dec 2014

16000 mi

US $100
blower fan had stopped working, they found a dead mouse in the dashboard. 
Toyota Avalon in Arizona, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

15000 mi
Seat covering coming loose 
Toyota Avalon in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2016 - Oct 2017
Jan 2017

19000 mi

US $10
Left front turn signal bulb 

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2013 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Toyota Avalon in North Carolina, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2016
Aug 2014

21900 mi
Backs of both front seats had to be replaced 
Mar 2015

30000 mi
Right windshield wiper stopped working 
Toyota Avalon in Utah, United States
Apr 2013 - Nov 2015
Sep 2013

14000 mi
The seatback trim kept detaching. When someone rode in the back seat the plastic would rest against their knees. It was embarrassing and laughable and took Toyota nearly five months to rectify. 
Dec 2013

17000 mi
Rear air vent vane adjuster broken. Initially ordered wrong part. 
Mar 2014

20000 mi
Rear air vent replaced. 
Toyota Avalon in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2016 - Oct 2017
Dec 2016

42000 mi
they didn't read the tsb on the rear sunscreen and it made loud continuous noises, it took 3 trips to get it right 
Feb 2017

44200 mi
auxiliary battery had bad cell 
May 2017

50000 mi
Car would not start on different occasions 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2016
Mar 2014

5000 mi
Bass notes from the speakers create a vibration or rattle in both front doors. It is a known issue with the vehicle Vehicle emits foul odor from a/c vents when system switches from recirculate mode to fresh air mode when a/c compressor is working. Known problem. The clips retaining the front seat backs in place are poorly designed and fail allowing the seat back panels to loosen and pull away or fall off the seat. Known issue. 
Apr 2014

5800 mi
Dealer installed back ordered part to repair defective seatback retaining clips. 
Mar 2015

16000 mi
Driver's door power window motor replaced; was making grinding noise when closing. 
Jun 2015

18000 mi
Car went back to dealer 3 more times before window motor was finally repaired. A defective replacement window motor supplied by Toyota was installed. The defect was clear when the tech tested it I'm sure. Finally fixed after three tries. 
Jun 2016

30000 mi
One of the rubber bellows on the sunroof hinges detached, came loose, and hung down into the interior of the vehicle. 
Toyota Avalon in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2013 - Nov 2016
Aug 2014

22000 mi
Back of driver and passenger seats had to be replaced due to defective fasteners 
Mar 2015

33000 mi
Right window wiper stopped working 
Toyota Avalon in New York, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2018
Nov 2013

6600 mi
XM radio dropping signals during operation 
Mar 2014

13000 mi
Plugs holding plastic strip to trunk hinge- popped out and needed to be replaced 
Sep 2014

20000 mi
Driver's seat back detached- part of factory recall- 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

10000 mi
Plastic part on the back of the drivers seat fell off. 
Toyota Avalon in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

14000 mi
12 volt battery died. Could start the car with a jump start but every time the electronics shut the engine down, there was no way to restart it. 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

43000 mi

US $350
Blower motor failed and was replaced. I've had this same issue on my Camry Hybrid, about every 3 years. 
Oct 2017

56000 mi
Blower motor failed and was replaced for the second time since I owned the car. Replaced under extended warranty. I've had this same issue on my Camry Hybrid, about every 3 years. 
Toyota Avalon in Oklahoma, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

43054 mi

US $6
Changed the oil myself, then had a malfunction of tire pressure warning light. Had to take to 2 different shops. To reset. Nothing was wrong. Tires pressure all even and good. 
Dec 2017

47000 mi
Tire pressure sensors. Not replaced, just reset each time. Next time will have to go to dealer for too many malfunction's or replace all tires and transponders. (Tires are new, going to ignore) 
Toyota Avalon in Washington, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

63000 mi

US $135
Replaced right headlight 

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2011 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Toyota Avalon in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2018 - Jul 2019
Jul 2019

135000 mi

US $90
Synthetic Oil Change 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2016
Feb 2015

92000 mi

US $450
CV Boot was leaking 
Jul 2015

98000 mi

US $100
Replace power steering supply hoses. 
Toyota Avalon in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

146000 mi

US $120
O2 Sensor 
May 2018

174000 mi

US $170
Rear control arm O2 Sensor 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2016
Jun 2012

14000 mi

US $100
Outside sill panels wrap underneath auto. They can contact ribs on the body causing a wind driven rattle that echos in the door pillars (very annoying). Dealer fixed well with insulating sealer. 
Toyota Avalon in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

41220 mi

C $169
Tire pressure monitoring system not reading correctly. 
Sep 2017

58900 mi

C $435
Battery required boost to start car. Load test done. Battery replaced. 
Toyota Avalon in New York, United States
Mar 2016 - Sep 2019
Apr 2017

46000 mi

US $200
rotors and pads for front. 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

71000 mi

US $50
Power door lock actuator on front driver side 
Jan 2017

75000 mi

US $50
Passenger rear door actuator needed replacement, wouldn't operate Rear window electric sunshade stopped working. Dealer ordered parts and installed new power sunshade system. 
Apr 2018

79000 mi

US $50
Check engine light was on . Replaced the oxygen sensor. 
Toyota Avalon in Missouri, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2016
Nov 2011

10981 mi
Shifter slide piece came apart. Shifter slider and attachment were replaced. 

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2010 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Toyota Avalon in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2017 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

120900 mi

C $250
Replaced spark plugs as per scheduled maintenance at 19x,000 km. Car was not misfiring and had no CEL. Took 3 hours of work as 3 out of 6 plugs where deep behind the engine next to the firewall and a lot of parts needed to be removed. 

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2009 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Toyota Avalon in Kentucky, United States
- Oct 2009
Oct 2009

31500 mi
radio knob fell off. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Toyota Avalon in Illinois, United States
Jun 2017 - Dec 2018
Dec 2018

133000 mi

US $1000
Replace water pump. 

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2008 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Toyota Avalon in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2017
Aug 2016

188000 mi

US $200
Had air conditioning system recharged. 
Apr 2017

198000 mi

US $300
I had a belt tensioner replaced and the belt. Had the rotors turned and new brake pads. 
May 2017

201000 mi

US $525
Power window switch on the driver side which operated the passenger side window. 
Toyota Avalon in Georgia, United States
Jul 2017 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

122000 mi

US $280
Spark plugs 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

63000 mi

US $500
struts 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Sep 2016
Jul 2016

57300 mi
Repair the driver's side floor mat anchor. 
Toyota Avalon in Florida, United States
- May 2008
May 2008

9000 mi
Replaced driver and passenger visors. 

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2007 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

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

Toyota Avalon in New York, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
Jul 2013

65500 mi

US $41
AC evaporator drain was unclogged. 
May 2014

73600 mi

US $450
AC condenser replaced. New refrigerant added. 
Toyota Avalon in Alabama, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2012

82000 mi
Bad shift solenoid. Interlock wouldn't disengage and prevented getting car out of park. 
Dec 2012

87000 mi

US $215
Intermittent misfire cyl #3. Replaced #3 ignition coil and plugs. Still misfired. Ultimately fixed by cleaning contacts and wiring to ECM (Engine Control Module). Positive cable termination to battery failed resulting in complete loss of power to vehicle. Replaced electrical connector. Right hood gas strut used to hold up hood when open failed. Replaced 
Mar 2013

92000 mi

US $500
Went to have tires balanced. Tire shop noticed leaking front and rear struts. Replaced all struts and strut mounts. Noticable improvement in car handling and ride quality. 
May 2013

95000 mi

US $100
Car failed to start. Replaced battery. 
Sep 2013

98000 mi

US $40
Brake light switch required replacement 
Oct 2016

139500 mi

US $80
Master cruise control switch (on/off pushbutton)on steering column failed. Power button actually separated out of stalk. 
Apr 2017

152000 mi

US $750
Alternator went bad and was replaced. 
Toyota Avalon in Ohio, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2013
Dec 2012

72000 mi

US $100
heater seat 
Apr 2013

74500 mi

US $550
check engine light - code shows evap leak. repaired hoses and canister. much time in analysis of what was wrong and how to fix 
May 2013

76000 mi
power steering rack and pump leaking. Repair shop wanted $2,000 to replace both items. I added Lucas power steering fluid with stop leak, no further issues or leaks so far. It took a week for the leaks to stop, no leaks since then. 
Toyota Avalon in Arkansas, United States
Nov 2014 - May 2018
Oct 2016

168000 mi

US $5000
Replace alternator 
Toyota Avalon in Indiana, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2017
Aug 2012

66000 mi
a rubber oil hose broke resulting in the loss of engine oil 
Toyota Avalon in Alabama, United States
Apr 2013 - Feb 2016
Oct 2013

74000 mi

US $150
AC lost all coolant. Dealer said they fixed it, but all coolant has once again leaked out. 
Jan 2014

77000 mi
Coolant leak in evaporator behind the dash. Dealer says repair requires removal of dashboard. It will cost $1600. Delayed repair until springtime. 
May 2014

78100 mi

US $1500
Fixed leak in evaporator behind dashboard that was reported last January 
Sep 2014

81000 mi

US $1000
Bad ignition coil Bad head gasket 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2014
Apr 2013

61300 mi

US $55
Windshield washer hose disconnected Rear window sunscreen extension and retract motor failed. Didn't repair, just pulled fuse. 
Dec 2014

78000 mi
extendable sun shade on rear window failed to operate correctly (previously reported. I had removed the fuse for this circuit. This problem was never corrected. 
Toyota Avalon in Ohio, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

90000 mi

US $250
Replaced two coils 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2014

120800 mi

US $800
Replaced spark plugs & belts 
Jan 2017

126500 mi

US $430
Failed alternator 
Jul 2017

187000 mi

US $75
Check engine light flashing. Showed 3 cylinders had misfired. Reset codes, replaced gas cap, added Techron fuel cleaner, and started going to Chevron for gas instead of cheapest I can find. This car's at almost 200K so I think I need to baby it a bit with higher quality gas and dropping a bottle of Techron in every 2-3 months. So far no more misfires...fingers crossed. 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Oct 2015
Sep 2015

80000 mi

US $120
Number 3 coil had to be replaced 
Toyota Avalon in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2017 - Feb 2019
Oct 2018

159000 mi

US $120
Flex exhaust pipe was replaced. Remote key fab quit working on hot weather. Changing key-fab battery did not help. I believe it has some issues on car remote receiver. Especially when weather is hot and humid key-fab is not working. I have no plan to fix it. 
Toyota Avalon in Kansas, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2018
Jul 2007

5000 mi

US $1
Windshield washer resevoir leaking. Found hose had fallen off. Put back on with a hose-clamp and it has worked fine for the past 3 years. 
Nov 2010

25000 mi

US $240
Exhaust manifold has design flaw but no recall. Air/fuel sensor Bank 1, sensor 1 fails prematurely. Replace mainfold/sensor for $1800 or sensor for $240 every 20,000'ish miles. I chose the latter. Good now for another few years (I hope) 
Apr 2012

34200 mi
This is the second time the air-fuel sensor has died. An OEM replacement was used last time and lasted only 1 year. There is a design-flaw in the exhaust manifold. Must be replaced to avoid repeated repairs, but that would cost $1800 :-( UPDATE: May 2017 - 5 years later: No new failures of this part. Perhaps the second replacement done in 2012 will be the last one. Did they fix the sensor design ? (I still haven't replaced the exhaust manifold which was the original Toyota recommendation) 
Jul 2012

35000 mi

US $15
Gas smell in garage on very hot days. Replaced gas cap and seems to have gone away. Finally got around to replacing A/F sensor (for second time - see earlier entries). Replaced it myself with help of a friend (with OEM part like before). We'll see how long it lasts on this second sensor. (First one lasted only 14 months) UPDATE: May 2017 - 5 years later: No new failures of this part. Perhaps the second replacement done in 2012 will be the last one. Did they fix the sensor design ? (I still haven't replaced the exhaust manifold which was the original Toyota recommendation) 
Jun 2014

50000 mi

US $775
Found torn "rack boot" when inspecting under car to try to assess shudder above 60 MPH. Took to dealer and they fixed boot for about $200. The rest was for new tires and align/balance to fix original shudder problem (basic maintenance). 
Toyota Avalon in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2011
Jan 2011

37000 mi

US $850
"Frozen" front brake calipers 
Toyota Avalon in Maine, United States
Jun 2013 - May 2014
Mar 2014

99000 mi

US $98
Front driver side brake caliper sticking. Toasted rotor before I noticed. 
May 2014

99000 mi

US $1350
Check engine light for air/fuel sensors. Could have replaced sensor but due to a defect in the exhaust manifold this issue would not go away completely. Had to replace exhaust manifold and 2 air/fuel sensors. 
Toyota Avalon in Hawaii, United States
Aug 2011 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

103000 mi
top of radiator blew hole below filler cap, temp gauge hot , repair light on dash, need replacement radiator 
Toyota Avalon in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2012 - Oct 2016
Oct 2015

163300 mi

US $750
Alternator failed. Car towed to dealer. Alternator and battery replaced 
Oct 2016

189000 mi
Broken lock on glove compartment...transferred car to my son. 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
Jun 2014 - Mar 2018
Sep 2017

107000 mi

US $400
new alternator replacement 
Toyota Avalon in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2015
Oct 2011

25000 mi
Warning light come on for tire pressure. Tire pressure was OK but light remains on. 
Toyota Avalon in Alabama, United States
- Oct 2006
Oct 2006

315 mi
Vehicle shut down completely due to poorly crimped wire bundle leading to computer. Dealer repair went quickly with no further problems next 6000 miles. 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Nov 2007 - Aug 2011
Feb 2007

500 mi
Windshield Washer reservoir hose failed. 
Jul 2009

44000 mi
Hose to oil system failed. Lost all oil. Toyota said some Avalons have this issue. yet, no recall or service bulletin. 
May 2011

75800 mi

US $200
Power rear sunshade is stuck in the up position. Part needed to be ordered. Toyota agreed to part for the part (unknown cost) I must pay labor $276.25. 
Aug 2011

80000 mi

US $300
Dealer told me that the rack & Pinion steering was leaking and neeeded replacement. I refused.. 

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2006 Toyota Avalon

Engine not specified

Toyota Avalon in Tennessee, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2010
Jun 2010

84000 mi
Clicking in steering when sold. 
Toyota Avalon 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 Texas, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

78000 mi

US $65
TSB applied. 
Toyota Avalon in Indiana, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016 Car battery died so I replaced it with a new one. 
Jun 2017

127000 mi

US $165
Ignition control module on #3 cylinder 
Mar 2018

136000 mi

US $100
#6 ignition control module 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
Oct 2008 - Jul 2018
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

63300 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

68500 mi
The dashboard cover/pad was replaced under warranty. 
Jan 2018

94000 mi

US $2000
Rack started gushing oil, almost literally. It's not reparable so new rack. 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Nov 2009

49000 mi

US $700
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 Florida, United States
- Jan 2006
Jan 2006

5 mi
Rattles. 
Toyota Avalon in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2009 - Jul 2013
Apr 2011

56000 mi

US $250
replace charcoal cannister 
Toyota Avalon in Missouri, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2013
Feb 2012

73700 mi

US $245
Ignition coil 
Toyota Avalon in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2011 - Jul 2015
Feb 2015

220700 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 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 Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2011 - Oct 2011
Jun 2011

77000 mi

US $700
replaced front brake components, calipers pads and rotors 
Toyota Avalon in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2018
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... 
Apr 2018

345000 mi

US $300
replaced CV/axles. Front end alignment. 
Toyota Avalon in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2008 - Apr 2017
Sep 2016

64000 mi

US $75
alternator replaced 
Toyota Avalon in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
May 2014

117160 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 California, United States
Apr 2015 - Jan 2017
May 2015

157500 mi

US $185
Check Engine light with VSC (Vehicle Stability Control Light 
Toyota Avalon in Ohio, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
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 Virginia, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
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. 
Oct 2017

122000 mi
Replaced rear rotors to get rid of shimmy/shake when braking 
Toyota Avalon in Alabama, United States
Dec 2017 - Aug 2018
Mar 2018

92000 mi

US $650
Apparently rats got in and ate a bunch of wires resulting in my airbag not working, and my cigarette lighter power ports not working. 
Aug 2018

96000 mi

US $900
x3 Ignition Coils. Something went wrong with the repair and it begins misfiring after long drives (>60mi) Following engine coil replacement the air box broke and needed to be tweaked. But it doesn't seem to have fixed the problem. Car is currently in the shop as of writing this. I'm assuming they will fix it this time. 
Toyota Avalon in South Dakota, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

114000 mi

US $865
R&R Charcoal Canister R&R Fuel Cap R&R Ignition Coil, Left bank cylinder 
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
Oct 2008 - Dec 2016
Nov 2014

120000 mi

US $1580
Alternator not charging. Battery damaged. Both replaced. Brake pads (4 wheels) replaced at same time and included in cost 
Aug 2015

128700 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

136900 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 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 Maryland, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2016
Jan 2012

101700 mi
Low oil. Turned out to be a bad oil plug. Jiffy Lube replaced it and topped off the oil. It was THEIR error, not the car's. The car was sounding louder than usual and the engine light came on. 
Aug 2012

85300 mi

US $180
coil package had to be replaced. 
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 Michigan, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2018
Mar 2015

205000 mi

US $661
front calipers 'frozen' and pads replaced 

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2005 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

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

Toyota Avalon in Illinois, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2015
Jun 2010

92000 mi

US $10
Condenser damaged by a stone, lost all oil. 
Jul 2010

94000 mi

US $50
Driver side front wheel bearing was failing. 
Jan 2011

101000 mi
Bad cell in battery; abs waking up overnight and draining battery. Dealer replaced battery, cleaned corrosion at ECM connection. 
Mar 2014

150000 mi

US $50
Leaking power steering hose. The mechanic replaced the clamp. 
Toyota Avalon in Tennessee, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2012
Oct 2012

59500 mi

US $150
replaced a coil pack  
Nov 2012

59900 mi

US $150
replaced a coil pack second month straight 
Toyota Avalon in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2010 - Jul 2011
Jul 2010

36000 mi
hard shifting, hesitation when pressing accelerator until car actually responds.  
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2019
Oct 2015

31800 mi
Car was a sun baked Arizona Car. Purchased with issues dealer agreed to repair. - Headliner was falling down in rear. - Front and Read bumper were loose. - Front Radiator Bonnet was missing rivets. 
Nov 2015

33000 mi
Ignition coil on bank 1 bad. Check engine light. Dealer repaired it for free. 
Nov 2018

54000 mi

US $400
Water pump started to leak. Replaced. 
Toyota Avalon in Delaware, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2018
May 2014

48800 mi
Telescope function via lever. Would spontaneously release. Toyota offered "warranty enhancement" to repair defect (instead of a recall). Car fixed at dealership. 
Dec 2014

56000 mi

US $60
Ignition - One of the spark plug coils died. Diagnosed via OBD reader, replaced coil with new DENSO unit purchased Amazon. Quick & Cheap, but coil should not have died with only 55,000 miles on clock. 
Feb 2015

57700 mi

US $7
Plastic aerodynamic fairing underneath engine caught on piled up snow, tore loose, had to re-attach using original screws and some stainless steel (non-rusting) "fender washers" (cost aprox $5-$7) 
Dec 2016

70000 mi

US $200
Replaced Passenger Side drive axle (CV Joints) as one of the boots got torn, or just gave out. 
Oct 2017

74000 mi

US $28
Gas mileage down 20% or more. The fix was a new MAF (Mass Airflow Sensor). Remove wired connector, remove 2 screws, pull up and remove MAF. Install new on in reverse order. 
Dec 2017

74000 mi

US $90
Replaced original (2005) serpentine belt, also all pulleys, one pulley had worn bearings. Overall I consider this preventive maintenance. 
Toyota Avalon in Arizona, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

70300 mi

US $800
Cylinder 1 and 3 coils failed. Replaced all coils and plugs. 
Toyota Avalon in New York, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2016
Sep 2012

178000 mi

US $300
Wiper motor replaced 
Nov 2016

208000 mi

US $100
Changed out front caliper, rotor and pads. 
Toyota Avalon in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

158000 mi

US $650
Engine warning light on. Replaced ignition coils Moon roof jammed, Replace broken cable drive and mounting bracket. 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Sep 2013
Oct 2011

147000 mi

US $500
Spark coil malfunctioned on one of the back cylinders causing check engine light to come on. Car still ran fine but we towed it just to be safe. Replaced all three rear spark coils because getting to them was difficult and expensive. 
Sep 2012

164000 mi

US $1230
Emission control system problem caused Check Engine & Traction Control lights to come on. Needed to replace one of three catalytic converters and an air/fuel sensor. 
Toyota Avalon in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2013 - Jul 2017
Oct 2015

193500 mi

US $480
Had to replace something in the wheels and balance tires. 
Jun 2017

211000 mi

US $3500
Replaced tie rods, might have also replaced the steering rack Replaced traction control system 
Toyota Avalon in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

40000 mi
Car hesitated on accelerating repair covered under TSB for emission computer -new program, new sensors 4 hour job. 
Toyota Avalon in New Hampshire, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2018
Dec 2010

43000 mi

US $360
Transmisson replaced for second time by dealer thru toyota Exhaust manifold replaced tsb, cat replaced tsb, system flashed twice 
Jul 2012

55500 mi

US $350
Smart key failed to operate car, Headlights worked but would not start. Car could not be jump started, FOB Battery good, so car on hock to dealer. After several hours it was determined that tghe auto battery had to be higher than 12.4 volts 
Sep 2014

68000 mi

US $400
Front brakes pads and rotors and one caliper 
Jul 2016

83300 mi

US $200
Rear Center Brake Light. Had to replace entire assembly, which involved removing the rear seat. 
Sep 2016

85000 mi

US $250
Replaced calipers, rotor and pads 
Mar 2017

86000 mi

US $75
20170315 exhaust heat shields rusted loose, resecured 
Toyota Avalon in Ohio, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

41000 mi

US $900
Ignition coils had to be replaced. 
Toyota Avalon in Maryland, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2014
Nov 2012

68000 mi

US $700
alternator went at 70K miles. replaced with new one. 
Toyota Avalon in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2017
Mar 2011

65000 mi
TSB's dealing with unintended acceleration, and replacing brake cylinder cups/fluid, and oil filter line. 3 separate items, all under the TSB's received from Toyota. 
Feb 2012

81400 mi
driver's side mirror was showing a double image in the reflection of lights, so had it replaced under the warranty program. 
Jun 2015

130000 mi

US $400
caliper pins sticking in one rear brake, replaced pads & rotors rear axle complete 
Nov 2015

136300 mi

US $460
Replaced front struts & springs 
Toyota Avalon in Arkansas, United States
May 2016 - Apr 2017
Jun 2016

69000 mi

US $225
Ignition coil #6 went out. All ignition coils were replaced along with spark plugs. 
Toyota Avalon in Mississippi, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

158200 mi

US $602
New rotors and pads on emergency brakes and cleaning rnand rust removal. Plus cleaning. 
Jun 2015

159000 mi
minor oil leak. no repair, would cost $3300. Update September 2018: never fixed. Will give car as-is to granddaughter. 
Sep 2016

170000 mi

US $291
Right cv joint dropping grease on driveway. Replaced CV joint (axle). 
Toyota Avalon in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2009 - Aug 2011
Mar 2010

43000 mi
Several of the symbols suddenly lit, including the check engine, stability control, traction control and cruise control problem lights. The dealer said it was due to a defective gas cap. 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2016
May 2015

150000 mi

US $400
Rechararge of AC system and efforts to identify location of leak. 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2013
Feb 2013

132500 mi

US $550
Replaced ignition coil 
Aug 2013

140300 mi

US $300
Dealer quoted nearly $2000 to repair the bar that came out from under the front seat tracks and the rear sunshade which suddenly won't work. I decided to not do it since the agebof the car makes it not worth it. The $300 is for tuneup. 

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2004 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Avalon in Puerto Rico
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

96000 mi

US $2500
rack and pinion leakage, replaced. Timing belt with water pump, all water seals of engine. 4 new oem tires 
Toyota Avalon in Illinois, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

150000 mi

US $45
I had trans fluid push out of the overflow tube on the transmission after a four hour drive home in a high summer time heat. Was told the transmission without opening it was in unknowable condition. This is the only thing to have ever have gone wrong with the car. Drove it for a few more months with no trouble and then sold it. 
Toyota Avalon in Georgia, United States
- Jul 2013
Jul 2013

206000 mi

US $40
Replaced both upstream oxygen sensors. Bought replacement sensors 

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2003 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Avalon in Ohio, United States
- Mar 2013
Mar 2013

188000 mi

US $580
Front left spring had broken. Had 2 new front struts installed. 
Toyota Avalon in Ohio, United States
- Nov 2011
Nov 2011

205000 mi

US $79
4 wheel alignment 
Toyota Avalon in Maryland, United States
- Sep 2006
Sep 2006

67000 mi
Replaced all rotors. Replaced driving computer / dashboard display 
Toyota Avalon in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2016 - Dec 2019
Sep 2017

146000 mi

US $65
shimmy on braking. rotors and pads, front brakes 
Dec 2017

151000 mi

US $80
e brake shoes not anchored properly and rotor was warped 
Toyota Avalon in Nebraska, United States
Dec 2015 - Jul 2018
Jun 2015

78414 mi

US $75
Getting a ‘engine running too cool’ code. Replaced t-stat. Solved problem. Replaced all cooling system hose as p.m. on the 12 year old car . 
Aug 2016

91211 mi

US $65
Rear sway bar bushing loose, rattling when cold. Replaced 
Jun 2017

97996 mi

US $206
Alternator getting hot. Not keeping battery full charged. Replaced. 
Toyota Avalon in Alabama, United States
Dec 2016 - Jul 2018
Feb 2018

186000 mi

US $500
Repair/replace rear brakes  and rear stabilizer bar. 
Toyota Avalon in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2018
May 2010

95000 mi

US $130
rear sway bar bushings 
Aug 2011

118000 mi

US $920
front shocks and struts 
Jun 2016

186000 mi

US $415
valve gasket replced 
Sep 2016

189000 mi

US $430
B1S1 Oxygen Sensor Replaced 
Nov 2016

192700 mi

US $565
Rear shocks replaced 
Oct 2017

211000 mi

US $56
Rear brake lights 
May 2018

216000 mi

US $850
Oxygen sensor replaced + transmission fluid flush and refill 

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2002 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Avalon in South Dakota, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

134400 mi

US $160
After starting up and driving a rough engine sound was noticed. The coil on cyl #2 was determined bad and was replaced after swapping it to cyl #4 for verification that the error code would follow. It did and was replaced on cly #4. 
Feb 2016

136400 mi

US $170
Replaced another coil. 
Jun 2016

140000 mi
The knock sensor was throwing out a code. This was replaced new, but failed under warranty. The part and the labor were taken care of by the mechanic/parts manufacturer. 
Sep 2016

143000 mi

US $600
Had already replaced 2 of the 6 coils and with the same issue again on another cyl, decided to replace them all and be done with it. I have all new individual coils now and it is running smooth. 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Sep 2016
Jan 2016

235300 mi

US $57
Car wouldn't idle. A sensor in the fuel injection system was "coked up". 
Toyota Avalon in Western Australia, Australia
Nov 2012 - Feb 2016
Apr 2013

116560 mi

A $900
Replaced mechanism for Left front power window 
May 2013

116560 mi

A $195
Replace rocker cover gasket 
Mar 2014

119040 mi
rear window was described as 'coming off the guides' - would not move but no parts were required for the repair. The window mechanism had been replaced previously - thus no charge for the repair 
Nov 2014

123860 mi
AC stuck on 29 degrees Celsius. Small component failed but not available - need to buy a complete, expensive unit from Toyota if want new. Auto electrician has disconnected heater and set AC on full and is seeking a 2nd hand part. 
Feb 2016

133300 mi

A $160
Air conditioning climate control had ceased working, then started again - diagnosis uncertain. 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2012

112300 mi

US $210
Car became increasingly difficult to start. When taken to mechanic, he cleaned the idle air control valve, throttle body assembly, and MAF sensor. 
Mar 2013

115000 mi
The serpentine belt was squeaking, so we sprayed belt grip on it, to no avail. When I noticed that the belt had just been replaced late last year, we returned to our mechanic, who adjusted it for free. 
Toyota Avalon in Illinois, United States
Feb 2014 - May 2015
Jan 2015

US $120
Gas cap was leaking vapors. Repair was unsuccessful... deciding when to spend $250 to get it repaired. 
May 2015

178000 mi

US $600
fuel pipe crack, sold car 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

207700 mi

US $325
Idol control valve failed and was replaced. 
Toyota Avalon in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2016 - Aug 2017
Aug 2017

61501 mi

US $900
check engine light on continuously with code reference for air fuel ratio sensor failure, replaced both front & back sensors and flushed fuel injectors 
Toyota Avalon in North Carolina, United States
- Sep 2010
Sep 2010

82000 mi

US $750
New struts and springs. 
Toyota Avalon in Georgia, United States
Dec 2012 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

49000 mi

US $800
Air bag replaced 
Toyota Avalon in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2015
Mar 2014

173000 mi

US $2100
Cracked radiator Oil leak fix 

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2001 Toyota Avalon

Engine not specified

Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

152000 mi

US $2000
Front struts had to be changed but more due to bad roads and as a part of regular maintenance more than anything else. 
Toyota Avalon in Georgia, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

101000 mi

US $2000
I live in a more rural area and have a carport rather than a garage. In spite of the fact that I drive the car daily, squirrels or other rodents nested in the car and ate some of the coating on the wires. Apparently Toyota uses a soy type wire coating that rodents love to eat, and it was very expensive to fix and the mechanics couldn't really recommend a surefire way to prevent it from happening again. Although I have enjoyed my Avalon, this one issue alone may well keep me from buying another Toyota when it comes time to replace my vehicle. 

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2001 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Avalon in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2014 - Mar 2018
Jul 2015

134200 mi

US $2
Front caliper seized, had to replace. 
Dec 2015

136000 mi

US $250
leaky brake line 
Toyota Avalon in Maryland, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

174700 mi

US $110
Ball joint replacement after boots started leaking grease. 
Nov 2014

178000 mi

US $380
Original 13 year old radiator developed a leak, 
Aug 2016

200500 mi

US $26
Replaced purge valve in next to charcoal canister 
Jul 2017

212000 mi

US $125
Replaced coolant hose. Replaced front valve cover gasket. 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

257000 mi

US $200
water pump leak. needed replace 
Toyota Avalon in Alabama, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

210000 mi

US $100
CEL for oxygen sensor. Replaced sensor myself and problem fixed 
Toyota Avalon in Wisconsin, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2016
Nov 2014

111100 mi

US $300
Oxygen sensor failed so car would not pass emissions test 
Mar 2016

121000 mi

US $450
Sway bar was loose and noisy. Took it in as I thought it might have been something more serious 

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2000 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

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 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 Kansas, United States
Sep 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

203000 mi

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 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 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

168800 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 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 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 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 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 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 South Dakota, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2011
Mar 2011

88000 mi
Engine totally failed. Only solution: used or rebuiolt engine 
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 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 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 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 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 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 Baja California, Mexico
Dec 2010 - Jun 2018
Aug 2013

149000 mi

$650
Emissions T2 sensor replaced, plus check valve replaced. 
Jun 2014

151280 mi

$300
Worn tire rod end replaced. 
Mar 2016

136 mi

$800
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 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

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 Virginia, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
Apr 2015

71200 mi

US $400
Replace leaking valve cover gaskets 
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 Ohio, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2013

252000 mi

US $500
Rear stabilizer links. Had both sides replaced. 
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 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 Oklahoma, United States
Jul 2011 - May 2012
Sep 2011

134000 mi

US $60
Replaced rear sway bar links due to wear 
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 
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 

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1999 Toyota Avalon 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota Avalon in Virginia, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

129000 mi
Heated seats do not work. Will live with issue. 

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1998 Toyota Avalon

Engine not specified

Toyota Avalon in Virginia, United States
Dec 2011 - May 2012
May 2012

163000 mi

US $70
Broken window regulator 
Toyota Avalon in Illinois, United States
Jul 2012 - Apr 2013
Jan 2013

US $300
The key ignition would not work. Also the steering column had rusting. 
Toyota Avalon in Missouri, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
Oct 2011

157000 mi

US $500
Transmission slips when in drive. Currently reverse is completely out and when in neutral the car acts like it's in drive gear. 

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1998 Toyota Avalon 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota Avalon in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

130000 mi

US $200
Flex pipe ahead of the catalytic convertor was replaced. 
Toyota Avalon in Florida, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2014
Jul 2012

45000 mi

US $526
The check light was on. The dealer found the speed sensor is out. So a replacement was made. 
Jan 2013

47300 mi

US $400
The mechanic discovered the problem and replaced the tie rods and rebalanced the wheels. 
May 2013

49000 mi

US $350
Brake red light turned on. Mechanic checked to find out the master cylinder was leaking, replaced a new maste cylinder. 
Toyota Avalon in Michigan, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2018
Mar 2012

173000 mi

US $350
Water pump went out 
Aug 2012

178000 mi

US $104
O2 sensor went bad 
Toyota Avalon in Ohio, United States
Jun 2011 - Nov 2012
Aug 2012

276500 mi
Replace EGR Valve. 
Toyota Avalon in Virginia, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2013
Jan 2012

110300 mi

US $250
Starter needed to be replaced 
Mar 2012

112000 mi

US $285
Tight steering - diagnosed as rust and grit binding the mechanism 
Jul 2012

114300 mi

US $1100
Replaced struts and associated components and aligned wheels 
Feb 2013

118700 mi

US $350
Steering knuckle needed to be replaced. Was binding. Toyota in Lawton OK handled. Very courteous. 

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