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Toyota Avalon, Interior, Sedan
Jun 09, 2010 (3:36 pm)
My XLS 2004 Avalon has been making moaning noise when I back up and go forward. Of course, I only hear it went I am backing out of garage and driveway starting up and also if I go forward when starting up.
Are leaving for a vacation in a few days and am afraid because my friends tie broke off and buckled under as she was pulling into her driveway today. She too said she had heard a moaning noise for quite some time.
Have been hearing this noise since the beginning of March or nearly 3 months.
Had it check; couldnt find anything. They said it would probably go away; no big problem. It hasnt gone away and I fear something happening while we are driving at great speeds on the interstate.
Anybody have any ideas???? ......Dee D.
#3554 of 3629 1998 Avalon - sun roof, door lock not working
Jun 11, 2010 (3:34 pm)
The sunroof and driver door lock only make 'click' sounds when I flick the switch but will not operate. Anyone know how to repair?
Jun 13, 2010 (8:19 pm)
The 12 V power outlet in the storage compartment between the 2 front seats doesn't seem to be working in my 2000 Avy. Anyone knows where to look for a blown fuse which I can check ?
#3556 of 3629 Re: Toyota 2004 XLS [r2b2rhiannon]
Jun 18, 2010 (2:12 pm)
I've had that same noise on my 02 ever since I bought it 3 years ago. It happens less frequently, but it's still there.
I suspect it's the brake pads vibrating in the calipers, but that's only a guess.
#3557 of 3629 Switch Front Seats to Even the Wear ('03 Avalon)
Jul 04, 2010 (11:02 am)
Has anyone investigated switching the front bucket seats on an '03 or similar Avalon in order to even the wear? I have about 94K miles on the car, love the car, and plan on keeping it forever.
#3558 of 3629 2001 Avalon runs hot
Jul 09, 2010 (6:09 pm)
#3559 of 3629 2001 Avalon runs hot
Jul 09, 2010 (6:09 pm)
We've had problems every summer with the Avalon running hot it we have to pull any kind of an incline. Has anyone else experienced this?
#3560 of 3629 '00 - 04 Avalon Recall
Jul 30, 2010 (9:20 am)
I saw on TV that Toyota has recalled the '00 - 04 Avalon but I'm not sure what for. Now, I am feeling guilty about that since I traded my Avalon two weeks ago to a Buick dealer who might not tell the new owner about the recall.
#3561 of 3629 Re: '00 - 04 Avalon Recall [bwia]
Aug 02, 2010 (4:23 am)
"According to the Japanese automaker, the full-size sedans' steering lock bars can crack, eventually leading to a break. If that failure occurs, the steering column interlock system can become difficult to unlock when parked, potentially disabling the vehicle. Worse, if the driver is in a right-hand turn with "sufficient lateral acceleration," under very specific conditions, the damaged lock bar can actually engage, locking the steering wheel and disabling steering control of the vehicle, a condition that increases the likelihood of an accident."
Dealers for major manufacturers are supposed to have a system in place that ensures subsequent buyers will receive notification of the recall. Notices are being sent out in August.
#3562 of 3629 Avalon 2000 Mileage Worsening
Aug 09, 2010 (8:13 am)
What causes the mileage of a 2000 XLS to go down from a highway mileage of 29 mpg, and city of 22 mpg down to about 24 highway, and 20 city?
I have only about 73,000 miles on it. I never did tune it since it runs beautifully and has lots of power.
I did all required maintenance except for a tuneup. Do I need to do that, or should I have the injectors cleaned?
All you owners out there, did you have similar experiences?
Any suggestion would be welcome.