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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2001 Toyota Avalon fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 132002

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


While traveling on the highway and without prior warning the engine and vehicle skid control light appeared on the dashboard. The dealer informed the consumer there was a problem with the fuel tank cap which caused the lights to illuminate. The lights illuminated at least five times, and the dealer was unable to resolve the problem. Also the vehicle lunged forward at times, however the dealer found no problem.

- Vincennes, IN, USA

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