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Toyota Avalon, Interior, Sedan
#1210 of 3629 Not sure I can help but....
Oct 02, 2001 (4:32 pm)
While I have a 2000 Avalon XLS with no problems, I DID have a 1996 Avalon XLS with this problem.
Just one day the rear passenger door didn't open from the inside. While I never got it fixed, I imagine it would only be a small part.
Toyota would probably take off the interior door panel, and then replace whatever small part it takes to get the door to open.
Luckily, since I'm usually the only person in my car, I didn't really feel like fixing it and Car Max didn't notice it when I traded it in so.......
#1211 of 3629 funtally
Oct 02, 2001 (4:39 pm)
Since, you have a 2000 Avalon it should still be under warranty, unless you exceeded the miles. Take it to the dealer to have them look at it and if repairs are necessary, it should be covered under the warranty.
#1212 of 3629 Rear Door Lock
Oct 06, 2001 (12:13 pm)
Have you checked the Child door tab on rear door? Sounds like that got moved and if thats the case, INSIDE DOOR HANDLE IS DIS-ENGAGED.
Oct 10, 2001 (4:44 pm)
I'd like to buy a 2002 Avalon XLS, Lunar Mist. However, I am concerned by some of the posts which describe problems with the silver paint chipping, suspension problems, and gas acceleration at times. Does anyone know whether Toyota pays any attention to these complaints from Avalon customers, and tries to correct these defects?
Is it true that Toyota is coming out with an Avalon Limited (or Special Edition), with some modifications?
Any input would be appreciated by this newcomer!
Oct 15, 2001 (5:08 pm)
Ok, it's me again. After 2 years of research on the Avalon, I was dumbfounded today to read that it requires premium, not regular fuel. IS THIS TRUE????? Anyone out there - help me on this! My Consumer's Report says regular fuel, so I assumed that was true.
#1216 of 3629 Avalon fuel
Oct 16, 2001 (4:46 am)
The Avalon runs just fine on 87 octane fuel. Premium fuel is not necessary. This information is in the owners manual.
#1217 of 3629 No luck with Dealer re: Speedo reflection
Oct 16, 2001 (8:13 am)
My dealer (Stevens Creek Toyota in San Jose)researched the TSB referring to the reflection of the speedometer on the windshield during night driving. Apparently the TSB indicates that my VIN # includes the vehicles that have already been fixed during production. But, I still experience this reflection! Any suggestions?
#1218 of 3629 Avalon Fuel - I agree
Oct 16, 2001 (9:33 am)
I've tested my 2000 Avalon with both premium and regular and noticed no difference in either miles per gallon or "performance". The only difference is in your pocketbook at the gas station.
#1219 of 3629 reflection
Oct 17, 2001 (10:34 am)
I went to a dealer last week to have it fixed (glare from the dashboard on the side window at
night). Finally, I tested (i.e. drove home late
night) yesterday and noticed that indeed the glare is still present. Seems to me that it is
smaller but I guess it would depend on the position of your chair and your height.
Summerizing, got better but NOT fixed!!!!