Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,882 miles

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2001 Toyota Avalon exhaust system problems

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2001 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 282003

Avalon 6-cyl

  • 53,765 miles

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

Engine warning light and vsc and vsc off light went on while driving!. dealer indicated that a valve in the charcoal canister assy. Was shorting out. The component is part of the emissions system and the vsc is part of the same circuit hence both sets of warning lights went on. Dealer indicated that if you top off the tank the extra gas spills over into the cannister and can overwhelm the valve causing excessive usage and possible shorting. I indicated that I have never top'd off the tank in this car, dealer had no other explanation. Part is not covered under the Toyota $1200 extra care gold extended warranty, and cost to replace unit was $507.32, including $85 charge for computer diagnostic. Note:53K on car and have had no unscheduled work done on car sinced it was purchased new.

- Elmhurst, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 132001

Avalon

  • miles
When fill ing up with fuel indicator lights come up on dashboard. There was a problem with fuel. Consumer took the vehicle to dealer three times because the engine light kept coming on gas, then they discovered the flexhose had come off the charcoal canister.

- Alexander, VA, USA

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