TSB List for the 1997 Toyota Avalon

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1997 Avalon are official communications between Toyota & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • STEERING
  • SUSPENSION
  • SUSPENSION:FRONT
  • BRAKES (PWS)
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
  • SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR
  • PARKING BRAKE
  • ENGINE (PWS)
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
  • VISIBILITY
  • VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)
  • VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES
  • VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:EXTERIOR
  • AIR BAGS
  • SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID
  • SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST
  • BACK OVER PREVENTION
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
  • EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:WRECKER AND WHEEL LIFT DEVICES
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • STEERING

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #SU00100

      Date Announced:
      JAN 21, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #610072

      SUBJECT REGARDING FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT NOISE. *TT Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT

    • TSB #SU00299

      Date Announced:
      SEP 03, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #607874

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT NOISE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #012199

      Date Announced:
      JAN 21, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #610084

      BRIEF INFORMATION ON FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT NOISE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #980812

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602531

      A GROAN OR CRUNCH NOISE MAY BE HEARD FROM THE FRONT SUSPENSION WHEN DRIVING OVER SPEED BUMPS OR DIPS IN THE ROADWAY. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #SU00398

      Date Announced:
      AUG 07, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602177

      A GROAN OR CURNCH NOISE MAY BE HEARD FROM THE FRONT SUSPENSION WHEN DRIVING OVER SPEED BUMPS OR DIPS IN THE ROADWAY. *YC Read More »

    BRAKES (PWS)

    • TSB #T-TT-0636-20

      Date Announced:
      DEC 14, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10187241

      TT: Some Toyota vehicles installed with Toyota Complete Maintenance Care (TCMC) brake pads may exhibit a groan or squeak noise in various driving conditions. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

    • TSB #T-TT-0636-20

      Date Announced:
      DEC 14, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10186195

      TT: Some Toyota vehicles installed with Toyota Complete Maintenance Care (TCMC) brake pads may exhibit a groan or squeak noise in various driving conditions. Read More »

    • TSB #T-TT-0132-11

      Date Announced:
      FEB 05, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131928

      A key part to maintain the proper function and safe operation of the vehicle's braking system is to perform a visual inspection when installing brake pads, calipers, and discs. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

    • TSB #BR00699

      Date Announced:
      NOV 26, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #609185

      SUBJECT REGARDING FRONT BRAKE GROAN NOISE, GRINDING NOISE, SQUEAK OR VIBRATION. *TT Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

    • TSB #COM040122597

      Date Announced:
      FEB 25, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52132

      AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD FOR CLEARING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) ON 1997 US PRODUCED CAMRYS AND AVALONS HAS BEEN ADOPTED FOR THE BOSCH ABS SYSTEM. *JD Read More »

    • TSB #BR00397

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52241

      DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE CLEARANCE FOR BOSCH ABS. *JD Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR

    • TSB #SU00200

      Date Announced:
      MAY 05, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #613507

      THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES SERVICE INFORMATION REGARDING THE REMOVAL OF THE ABS SPEED SENSOR PRIOR TO REMOVAL OF THE REAR AXLE AND REAR SUSPENSION. *MR Read More »

    PARKING BRAKE

    • TSB #T-SB-0141-13

      Date Announced:
      SEP 09, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10061620

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #T-SB-0141-13

      Date Announced:
      SEP 09, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131984

      A new Special Service Tool (SST 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. Read More »

    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #T-TT-0010-10 Rev

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132812

      Tech Tip: Low battery voltage can contribute to a MIL "ON" condition for P0335 (Crankshaft ... Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #TC02002

      Date Announced:
      JAN 30, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #628696

      SPECIAL POLICY ADJUSTMENT REGARDING VEHICLES EXPERIENCING ENGINE OIL GELLING OR SLUDGE. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #T-SB-0134-14

      Date Announced:
      SEP 30, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109492

      TSB: The purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL "ON" shifting issues and/or transmission damage. Read More »

    • TSB #T-SB-0071-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132084

      The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL ?ON,? shifting issues, and/or transmission damage. Read More »

    • TSB #01005

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10016637

      A541E TRANSMISSION SOLENOID IDENTIFICATION. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #T-SB-0014-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109404

      TSB: The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. Read More »

    • TSB #T-SB-0134-14

      Date Announced:
      SEP 30, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109492

      TSB: The purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL "ON" shifting issues and/or transmission damage. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

    • TSB #T-SB-0014-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109404

      TSB: The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSB018217

      Date Announced:
      JAN 06, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152205

      TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes SB No. T-SB-0101-11. Applicability has been updated to include 2016 ? 2017 model year vehicles. Service Bulletin No. Read More »

    • TSB #T-SB-0101-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10111197

      TSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Read More »

    • TSB #T-SB-0101-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10111390

      TSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH

    • TSB #97050900297

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53033

      EXCESSIVE AIR CONDITIONING EVAPORATOR ODOR IS ACCURING IN VARIOUS VEHICLES. *YC Read More »

    VISIBILITY

    • TSB #T-SB-0185-13

      Date Announced:
      DEC 19, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131988

      The following procedures are recommended during routine maintenance or in the event of a customer concern for wiper performance. Read More »

    VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)

    VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES

    VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:EXTERIOR

    • TSB #980827

      Date Announced:
      AUG 27, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602516

      SUBJECT ON THE EXTERIOR REAR VIEW MIRROR IMPROVEMENT. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #BO02398

      Date Announced:
      AUG 14, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602180

      INFORMATION ON IMPROVEMENT OF THE EXTERIOR REAR VIEW MIRROR. *YC Read More »

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #T-TT-0213-13

      Date Announced:
      JAN 14, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131961

      Toyota vehicles are equipped with Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS), including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. Read More »

    • TSB #T-TT-0213-13

      Date Announced:
      JAN 03, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133915

      Toyota vehicles are equipped with SRS, including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

    • TSB #BO02601

      Date Announced:
      OCT 19, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #627195

      SUBJECT REGARDING SHOULDER BELT ANCHOR TAPE SET. *YD Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

    • TSB #T-SB-0304-17

      Date Announced:
      OCT 27, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10123420

      TSB: Vehicle replacement certification labels (the vinyl label installed on the driver door or door post) and VIN plates (the metal plate riveted to dashboard) may be available from Toyota, provided the request meets one of the criteria ... Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID

    • TSB #AX00101

      Date Announced:
      MAR 09, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619097

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN REGARDING RETRO-FIT INTERNAL TRUNK RELEASE KITS. *TT Read More »

    SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST

    • TSB #BO01899

      Date Announced:
      NOV 26, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #609184

      CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN OF A SLIGHT SIDE-TO-SIDE MOVEMENT IN FRONT BUCKET SEATS DURING CORNERING. *TT Read More »

    BACK OVER PREVENTION

    • TSB #T-TT-0636-20

      Date Announced:
      DEC 14, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10187241

      TT: Some Toyota vehicles installed with Toyota Complete Maintenance Care (TCMC) brake pads may exhibit a groan or squeak noise in various driving conditions. Read More »

    • TSB #T-TT-0010-10 Rev

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132812

      Tech Tip: Low battery voltage can contribute to a MIL "ON" condition for P0335 (Crankshaft ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #T-SB-0304-17 Obs

      Date Announced:
      APR 07, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174891

      TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE April 07, 2020: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0032-20. Replacement Certification Labels and VIN Plates Read More »

    • TSB #T-SB-0032-20

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174890

      TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes Service Bulletin Nos. PG021-88, PG015-89, PG0015-90, PG002-91, PG002-93, PG005-97, PG007-01, PG007-07, PG006-01, PG004-97, T-SB-0144-08, and T-SB-0304-17. Read More »

    • TSB #PG004-97-Obsolet

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145748

      Technical Service Bulletin: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 31, 2018: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17. Read More »

    • TSB #PG006-01-Obsolet

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145749

      Technical Service Bulletin: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 31, 2018: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17. Read More »

    • TSB #T-SB-0304-17_Rev

      Date Announced:
      JUL 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143953

      TSB: REVISION NOTICE July 31, 2018 Rev2: ? The Supersession Notice has been updated. January 11, 2018 Rev1: ? The Supersession Notice has been updated. Any previous printed versions of this bulletin should be discarded. Read More »

    • TSB #T-SB-0304-17_Rev

      Date Announced:
      JAN 11, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131713

      TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes Service Bulletin Nos. PG021-88, PG015-89, PG0015-90, PG002-91, PG002-93, PG005-97, PG007-01, PG007-07, and T-SB-0144-08. Service Bulletin Nos. Read More »

    • TSB #T-SB-0144-08_Obs

      Date Announced:
      NOV 21, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133649

      TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE November 21, 2017: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17. Read More »

    • TSB #Safety Recall an

      Date Announced:
      JUL 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145776

      Update on Technician Certification Requirements. Read More »

    • TSB #T-TT-0132-11

      Date Announced:
      FEB 05, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131928

      A key part to maintain the proper function and safe operation of the vehicle's braking system is to perform a visual inspection when installing brake pads, calipers, and discs. Read More »

    • TSB #T-SB-0141-13

      Date Announced:
      SEP 09, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131984

      A new Special Service Tool (SST 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. Read More »

    • TSB #T-SB-0054-13

      Date Announced:
      APR 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132287

      California (CA), Federal (FED), and 50 State Certified emission control underhood labels (emission labels) may be obtained through your dealership?s Parts Department utilizing standard replacement parts ordering procedures. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #T-SB-0101-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10111197

      TSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:WRECKER AND WHEEL LIFT DEVICES

    • TSB #AX00499

      Date Announced:
      MAR 19, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604667

      SUBJECT REGARDING TOYOTA DINGHY TOWING GUIDE. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

    • TSB #PG004-97-Obsolet

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145748

      Technical Service Bulletin: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 31, 2018: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17. Read More »

    • TSB #PG006-01-Obsolet

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145749

      Technical Service Bulletin: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 31, 2018: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17. Read More »

    • TSB #T-PG006-00 Obsol

      Date Announced:
      APR 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132295

      This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0054-13. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #EL00399

      Date Announced:
      APR 30, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604947

      INFORMATION ON PROGRAMMING OEM WIRELESS DOOR LOCK REMOTE TRANSMITTERS. *TT Read More »

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