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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
76,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2000 Toyota Avalon electrical problems

electrical problem

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2000 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 052009

Avalon LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles


Three months ago my check engine light came on. I carried it to the toyota dealership which I purchased the car from. They did a tune up, changed timing belt, changed oil and filters, flushed air condition, etc. and gave me a bill for $1,350. After about two months the check engine light came back on. I carried it back to the dealer and they tell me that it will cost another $300.00 dollars. What are they trying to do they are not fixing the car. It's only been three months and they were suppose to fix it the first time and they charged 1,350.00.

It's a shame. I've bought 3 toyota cars, but with service like this , It will be my last one. What is the problem that this light keeps coming on and they are steady trying to charge to fix it.

- , Shaw, MS, USA

problem #1

Apr 252005

(reported on)

Avalon XLS

  • 63,000 miles

Check engine and VSC OFF light stays on. Toyota reset computer and light stayed off for about two hours than came back on and it stays on. I reset it by disconnecting battery and had the same results. I need to know why the vehicle stability control system is not working (bad sensor?) and what needs to be done to permanently repair the problem.

- , Plant City, FL, USA

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