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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,600.00
Average Mileage:
176,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1996 Toyota Avalon engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 182007

(reported on)

Avalon XLS 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

TOYOTA SUCKS I WOULD NEVER OWN ANOTHER PIECE OF JAP SCRAP F TOYOTA

- , Rockford, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 262006

(reported on)

Avalon XL

  • 203,000 miles

The engine has started using oil, and smokes on cold start up. From reading on many forums I am not the only person with this problem. From what I have read and been told it is an oil sludge problem in the engine. There are so many with this problem there needs to be a class action law suit. Every Toyota dealer I have been to say it's oil sludge, they see it all the time in this 3.0 24V V6 . So it is not uncommon Toyota needs to step up and do some thing about this . I have owned many Toyota's and this is the only problem I have ever had .

- , Chatsworth, GA, USA

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