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#29 of 169 1999 Avalon Airbags
Aug 23, 2004 (3:05 pm)
After 5 yrs and 60K miles of ownership, my 1999 Avalon's airbag light has suddenly started sporadically coming on.
My dealer did a diagnosis and has determined that both the sensor and the left airbag unit needs to be replaced based on an error code from the diagnosis. The cost is rather steep - $930!!
My questions are
- Is it possible for an original, undeployed airbag to be deemed faulty?
- What can happen to it that necessitates a replacement?
Before I ask the dealer to go ahead and replace the airbag I thought I will request this forum to weigh in!! If any of you have an experience with this, I would appreciate a response.
PS. The Toyota Customer Service did a search for me and didn't find any recall. Additionally they were not very useful with hints on how to verify the dealer's claim!!
#30 of 169 Re: 1999 Avalon Airbags [lufulu]
Aug 23, 2004 (4:22 pm)
lufulu-Have you had any work done recently, that would require an alignment(ie: struts)???
...or, any work that included an airbag "reset"???
If the diagnostic code is for sensor/airbag replacement, I (personally/IMO) would start with the sensor, first, and retest. You may also get a second opinion. Perhaps with a tech who has seen this before???? ...but, I am imagining it is unusual. -nomad56-
#31 of 169 Re: 1999 Avalon Airbags [nomad56]
Aug 24, 2004 (6:41 am)
Thx for the response.
Nope - no struts work or airbag reset! The service reps at my dealership don't appear interested in probing into this issue but rather would replace the unit. Hence, I'm wary!!
I will try to get some other opinions - one problem is that a diagnostic costs around $70 - so there is cost associated with these additional opinions.
#32 of 169 Re: 1999 Avalon Airbags [lufulu]
Aug 24, 2004 (2:53 pm)
lufulu-I don't think you need to run the diagnostic again. Call, or stop at a dealer, and let 'em know what it's doing. See if a tech has experienced this. Or, has any recommendations. I do not recall any service bulletins on this one. -nomad56-
#33 of 169 Re: 1999 Avalon Airbags [lufulu]
Dec 14, 2004 (12:05 pm)
Just this morning my 99 Avalon did the same thing. The airbag light came on and stayed on until I turned the car off. Anyway, what did you finally wind up doing about your airbag light?
#34 of 169 All Weather Floor Mats
Jan 23, 2005 (11:51 am)
Anyone know of a good place to purchase the all weather floor mat for a 2001 Avalon XLS??
#35 of 169 Re: All Weather Floor Mats [junepug]
Jan 23, 2005 (7:29 pm)
I bought a very nice set of mats at WalMart. I think I paid 19 buck for them. As I recall that was for the front only.
#36 of 169 Re: All Weather Floor Mats [junepug]
Sep 24, 2005 (4:00 am)
Best are at Sam's club - thick, heavy duty
#37 of 169 Re: All Weather Floor Mats [zoom2xtn]
Sep 24, 2005 (5:05 am)
I agree. I brought a set last week. Love em!
#38 of 169 Floor Mats
Jan 27, 2005 (1:41 pm)
I purchased mine for my 03 online at weathertech.com I think they were about 100.00 plus shipping, very heavy duty and easy to clean