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#14956 of 14965 2007 Avalon Tire Issues
Jul 14, 2013 (3:15 pm)
I have a set of Dunlap tires on my 2007 Avalon. After 20,000 miles I am hearing loud road noise.
I am just wondering if it coud be the tires are could there be other issues? Please advise if you have experience this.
#14957 of 14965 Front air cold, rear air warm
Oct 09, 2013 (5:50 pm)
When the A/C is on, the front vents will blow ice cold. But the rear vents facing the rear seats in the center console will only blow warm air. If I turn the air down to the lowest temp, the rear vents will blow air that's slightly cool but not nearly as frigid as the front vents.
Please help b/c I have an infant and keeping him cool is a top priority for me when I'm driving.
#14958 of 14965 2006 Avalon P2197 P0158
Nov 22, 2013 (4:18 am)
Recently purchased a Avalon that popped P2197 P0158 codes .. found info about a TSB T-SB-0114-08 that says to replace manifold, gasket and up/down stream O2 (FA) sensors. One alternative recommendation was to replace just the upstream sensor and check manifold and intake for leaks..
Any thoughts on the alternative verses the TSB ?
And for a final "you have got to be kidding me" the revised sensors and manifold are not compatible with the original design so I am not confident that I would be getting the right part (org design) sensor from any online vendors without knowing the Toyota part number for said part and would be indebted to any help on that.
At first blush I was happy to be able to get a nice car with decent economy (for the size) but this generation seems to be just bad design. There are several issues with the transmission, VVT, and the current problem I am facing. I am kinda wishing I saved some money I got a low mile pre 05 model of which I see on auto-trader frequently listed with over 200,000 miles.
Thanks for the help, and the venting.
#14959 of 14965 Re: Tire recommendation for 2006 Avalon XL [tashidad]
Nov 22, 2013 (4:44 am)
I would go to www.tirerack.com and select your car, the site has user recommendations and ratings that helped me pick tires for my Forrester and the tires where awesome. Take your tire pick to wherever you want to get them and see if they will price-match (saved me 60 bucks a tire). Good Luck
#14960 of 14965 Re: 2006 Avalon P2197 P0158 [erikinmich]
Nov 22, 2013 (11:25 am)
Really wish I could help, I have a late 06, got it the end of June, I'm curious, how many miles are on yours. Mine just turned 38,000, 7 years old & NO problems yet.
#14961 of 14965 Re: 2006 Avalon P2197 P0158 [erikinmich]
Nov 23, 2013 (11:07 am)
well it could have been worse, I paid for the brand new 05, in 05, which had (and still has) the stupid transmission issues that the TSB you mention will address.. but here in Dubai the only dealer (Al Futtaim) do nothing about it, pretend that the fix does not work on the middle east models and ignore the problem, hoping people like me will go away.
I would never recommend an 05 Avalon, after 225,000Kms in the climate here the plastics are falling apart, changing colour and/or distorted, especially the dashboard surround and armrests.. my wife's 04 Corolla in the same climate is almost as good as new.
Plus loads of other annoyances with the 05 Avalon.. never again Toyota.
thanks for the vent also..
good luck to you..
I found that leaving the gear lever in 5 instead of D helped a bit with the stupid transmission and its stupid gearshifts...
#14962 of 14965 Avalon Wiper Replacements
Dec 05, 2013 (12:01 pm)
I have been getting replacement wiper blades for my 2007 Avalon from the my dealership because of the low profile design that does not seem to be available at local stores.
The problem is that two blades now sell for $60 and change at the dealership. Where do I get quality blades at a reasonable price? I looked on the inet, but I am not sure about the quality I would get. Southern sun zaps the rubber pretty quickly.
#14963 of 14965 Re: Avalon Wiper Replacements [popsavalon]
Dec 05, 2013 (12:51 pm)
I purchased NEW ones also, they sucked as they were made in CHINA. I went to Advance Auto Parts, better wipers for about $20, NO wiper will last in constant Sunlight, simple fact. What do you think of the NEW (?) Avalon, I waited 7 years for a change and it is bitterly disappointing to me, as is the NEW Lexus. Looking at Audi's & Infinity's & whatever looks like a car with some front end protection, even the Passat is better for a lot less.
#14964 of 14965 Re: Avalon Wiper Replacements [jlsexton]
Dec 06, 2013 (5:41 am)
Thanks for the reply. I agree that the new Avalon styling is terrible. From the front, it is the ugliest car on the road. The new Camry has the same basic styling (whalemouth), but it is much more pleasing to the eye. I love my 2007, but the new Avalon is a totally different car for a different (?) market.
#14965 of 14965 Re: Avalon Wiper Replacements [popsavalon]
Dec 06, 2013 (1:02 pm)
Good luck with the wipers, 2 years, mine work fine, the Chinese junk I bought at the dealer are in my garage, just in case.
They claim the NEW Avalon was aimed at a YOUNGER crowd, YEA, that worked out so well with their Scion brand, I hear they're considering dropping it.