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3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Toyota Avalon engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #3

May 152008

Avalon

  • 63,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Avalon. While driving at low speeds in reverse, the vehicle would sporadically stall. The contact must also make several attempts to start the vehicle. She is in the process of repairing the gr valve at the discounted price of $250. The failure and current mileages were 63,000.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 262003

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Engine oil gelling. My 2001 Avalon XLS has 42,000 miles and is in the shop for extensive repairs due to oil gelling. I changed the oil regularly and there is no reason for this to happen absent a defect in the design. I have been a loyal Toyota customer and this is my 4th Toyota car. Dependability is the no. 1 priority for me. To add insult to injury, because I must depend on my vehicle while it was in the shop I decided to trade it in for a 2004 Lexus. Imagine my disgust when the dealer discounted the value of the trade-in because of oil gelling. A lot of people are having this problem.

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #1

May 102003

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
Check engine light is on and two Toyota dealers (rockland Toyota and paul miller Toyota) are not able to fix this proble. According to Toyota manual, I should not be driving this car.

- West Nyack, NY, USA

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