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1998 Toyota Avalon fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 212000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While refueling vehicle at a gas station consumer set the pump on automatic and walked off a few feet, turned around and noticed flames shooting out of filler neck. Flame was put out with a extinguisher, and vehicle towed back to dealer. Fire dept report stated gas station pump ignited fire from spark of unknown souce. No smoking or people around at the time.

- Littleton, CO, USA

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