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#647 of 965 Front Axles 2008 Avalon Touring gone, again …
Dec 19, 2009 (9:21 am)
Well I had one replaced about this time last year, and now it sounds like BOTH front axles are gone!
One hell of a noise coming from the front end. YES it worst when its cold, but its there all the time (When turning sharply, and under acceleration).
The car is 12 months old this month, and has 32,000 miles on it. But this is not the kind of wear I'd expect from a car like this.
This does cause me to think harding about waiting for the 2011 Avalon (or what ever they are going to call it, if anything), or start looking at something different.
Lexus LS 460L?
My wife's 2003 Camry has had NOTHING replaced. It has 50,000 miles on it.
My 2008 Camry, all-be-it not as comfortable on long road trips, had no issues with it. I had that about 1 year and put on 30,000 miles on it.
Not sure I want to keep this car for another years or so,waiting for whatever might come from Toyota to replace the Avalon.
First off, is it going to be worth the wait?
Is it going to be priced at a point I can afford to trade in on?
Will this car with 40,000 miles on it, be worth as much or is it worth more now?
All things to think about I guess.
#648 of 965 Re: Tire Sensor targetmojo10 [blackdog4]
Dec 19, 2009 (3:35 pm)
Check the spare.... happened to me, in Florida no less..
#649 of 965 Re: Tire Sensor targetmojo10 [fin]
Dec 22, 2009 (6:54 am)
fin-I checked the spare and indeed it had low pressure. After inflating it to proper pressure, the warning light went out in about 30 seconds.
The owner's manual sections on the spare tire and the tire sensor did not mention a sensor on the spare.
Thanks and Happy Holidays
#650 of 965 Re: Tire Sensor targetmojo10 [blackdog4]
Dec 22, 2009 (7:37 am)
fin and blackdog4 - Thank you so much for the tip. I added some air to the spare and viola! -- the low pressure indicator light turned off. Thanks again and Merry Christmas
Jan 05, 2010 (4:37 pm)
price for my low beam halagon bulb (2008 avalon touring) from autozone store was $25.00 what are these $800 bulbs i am reading about?
#652 of 965 Re: Headlights and Tire Sensor [fin]
Jan 05, 2010 (5:14 pm)
fin and wwest:
sorry--have been off-line for a while and missed your posts regarding my unreliable headlights. Problem is gradually getting worse: my poor daughter just drove home and realized that she was running only the fog lamps, not the headlights. We are getting intermittent loss of either one, or occasionally both headlights.
The possibility that it's voltage related is a great one, and I'll clean the battery posts and get the battery tested (though at less than 3 years old, that would be a pretty wimpy battery). Hope that is it, as I am expecting some ridiculously expensive electronic glitch.
#653 of 965 Re: headlight bulb [whetherson]
Jan 05, 2010 (5:15 pm)
The Limited model uses auto-levelling HID headlights, which now to my regret have become a very expensive and unreliable luxury on my '08. Wish I had simple halogens like you.
#654 of 965 Re: headlight bulb [mlingga]
Jan 06, 2010 (6:13 am)
The Touring model has the same headlights (I have one and I checked).
Sucks to be us:(
#655 of 965 Re: headlight bulb [ncee]
Jan 06, 2010 (6:51 am)
The Touring model has the same headlights
That is one I could never understand. Why did the Touring and Limited models get the HIDs and not the XLS? Really disappointed me when I leased my '06. Same thing with my '09 Genesis, you can only get HIDs with NAV. What does one have to do with the other? Darn packages.
#656 of 965 Headlight bulbs ('08 LTD)
Jan 06, 2010 (7:13 am)
I wish I could replace my HID's with plain 'ol halogen lights. The self levelingdims are okay (except for the replacement costs) but the high beams really suck. The reach on the brights are so bad, if I leave them on, oncoming vehicles are not bothered by them. On the other hand, my wife's 2010 Camry throws light WAAAY down the road.