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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,000 miles

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2005 Toyota Avalon engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Toyota Avalon Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 252008

Avalon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Avalon. While the contact was driving 55 mph he noticed that the engine temperature had risen. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact had the serpentine belt replaced. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 57,000. Updated 3/24/10 the serpentine belt broke while driving. It was apparently caused by frozen bearings in the idler pulley. The rotors were warped and had to be replaced, the power steering pump was replaced due to leakage. Updated 08/11/10

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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