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#353 of 367 Important Information for all 2005-2008 Avalon Owners
Nov 16, 2009 (7:10 am)
The new web site :http://sites.google.com/site/toyotav6oillinescandal/ should be visited by all 2005-2008 Avalon owners. It has most of the pertinent information related to the major VVTi oil line failures that are being experienced by owners of Toyota V6 2GR-FE engines.
Worst case oil line failure can be sudden and catastrophic, resulting in loss of engine oil and almost certain engine damage if vehicle owners attempt further vehicle operation.
The site also addresses failure responses by dealers and Toyota USA, which have been less that stellar.
#354 of 367 Fixing Toyota Problems
Jan 31, 2010 (7:01 am)
Just in case everyone has forgotten, there are still roughly 1.5 million 2GR-FE V-6 engines out there with VVTi oil lines that can rupture with no warning and dump all the engine oil on the ground, or highway. Toyota USA has never officially acknowledged this problem and dealers have been wildly inconsistant in dealing with it.
There is a proven fix for this problem, I'm not so sure we are there yet on the "unintended acceleration" issue..
#355 of 367 Pedal Sticking
Jan 31, 2010 (12:08 pm)
Would somebody please explain to me how this has been a issue since 2008 with still no fix. I think it is computer related and they have not figured out a fix without having to replace the whole system at $600-800 and have just started to design a new brain to fix the problem they new they have had for several years just like the oil line. They denied it until 2009 and all they did was put a heavier rubber line on instead of the $168.00 fix for the metal line you could buy and have installed.
#356 of 367 Unknown Engine problems
Mar 22, 2010 (5:48 pm)
#357 of 367 Unknown Engine problems
Mar 22, 2010 (9:49 am)
Thursday my wife filled the tank in our 03 Avalon and within 200 yards the car was dead. The engine turned over fine, just wouldn't fire. Had is towed to a reputable shop, they can start it running by priming it, but it quites and blows lots of smoke. They think there is diesel in the gas. Wife says there is no way she filled it with diesel. Have not heard of any other problems from this gas station.
I'm at a loss. Told the shop to drain the tank and try some known good stuff.
#358 of 367 Re: Unknown Engine problems [rossmoyne]
Mar 22, 2010 (5:48 pm)
Here's some free thoughts to get you started... Diesel gas pump nozzles will not fit in gas openings...no diesel is in the tank. To be sure just siphon out a hose full and look at it, smell it or burn some carefully. Also, put some in a glass container and see if it separates. Anything "clear" is probably water.
How do you "prime" a car with fuel injection? If you mean hook it up to an outside fuel feed source, ok... it should run fine if the problem is the fuel in the tank and all else is well... if not, the problem is with the engine or the electronics.
Hope this helps, others may have more ideas.....
#359 of 367 Re: Unknown Engine problems [rossmoyne]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 24, 2010 (8:18 am)
By all means SAVE a gas sample when they drain the tank (if in fact, the problem is fuel---it may not be). By saving a sample, you can possibly make the station pay for something.
Diesel fuel stinks, so the garage should be able to spot that in 10 seconds.
I'm thinking this is an electronics problem, just on the face of it.
#360 of 367 2003 Toyota Avalon
Dec 06, 2011 (9:11 am)
My 2003 Avalon has no power sometimes after first taking off. When I back out of my driveway in the morning (after allowing it to warm) I will have the gas pedal pushed to the floor and the car will not have enough power to get out of the driveway. I will then let it coast back in the driveway and turn off everything (heat or ac, radio, lights, etc) and give it a little gas and back out fine. When I turn my heat/ac or anything else on, it loses power again. Once I get on the highway, it will do just fine with everything on...what could be the problem. Thanks for any info!
#361 of 367 Re: 2003 Toyota Avalon [squeakers]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 06, 2011 (11:07 am)
First off, we'd need to read some trouble codes, to see if anything's stored in there.
At this point, we can only guess blindly---sounds like you might have an alternator issue.
#362 of 367 Re: Rough Running 1998 Avalon [wiseweasel]
Apr 01, 2013 (5:26 am)
Hey- Have you ever gotten to the bottom of this?
I'm having the same trouble. 1998 Avalon. Runs really rough only hot, intermittently. Starts to happen after a slow down going from high speed to lower speeds. Once it starts it normally keep happening until the car is shut off for 10 - 15 minutes. Sometimes I can take a 200 mile trip with no trouble, then later on it happens randomly on 5 or 30 mile trips. If it happens it always goes away after a 15 minute off period.
Thanks for any feedback.