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#176 of 266 Re: 2010 Avalon Recall(s)? [ntassistant]
Nov 29, 2009 (10:35 am)
Well mine is the 2007 XLS, I have only received one letter regarding the stuck accelerator and as my other post suggested, it did look to turn out to be user error in using mats not designed for the vehicle or not using the hooks to clip them in place.
Personally when you pay 35000 for a vehicle, I somehow don't think the majority of us go for grey import mats of lesser quality, I for one went for the Toyota mats designed for the vehicle and hence have never and will never have this problem.
There may have been other recalls before my vehicle though, so far I've had no issues *knock wood*
#177 of 266 Re: 2010 Avalon Recall(s)? [necro1234]
Nov 29, 2009 (6:33 pm)
I have a 2007 as well, and the only official Toyota "mail" I have received is about the floor mat issue. As N says, the factory carpet mats, hooked properly, will never cause a problem.
I have never received anything in writing from Toyota about the very real VVTi oil line issue (supposedly fixed at the factory in mid 2008), or the mysterious, really unverified, vehicle acceleration seemingly caused by electronic glitches. I would not expect late model (2009-2010) owners to ever see anything from Toyota on either of these issues.
#178 of 266 Re: 2010 Avalon Recall(s)? [popsavalon]
Nov 30, 2009 (4:33 pm)
popsavalon & necro1234,
Thank you both for your replies to my post on the recall--I appreciate your help! This is why I enjoy participating in these discussions, as current owners (people that have owned the same car for a few years) know most about these cars!
#179 of 266 Buying a 2010 Toyota Avalon
Dec 02, 2009 (1:38 pm)
I am a current Camry owner with 160,000 miles on my car and expecting 100,000 more. I am about to purchase a 2010 Avalon and need some help making decisions. Should I get the extended warranty? Can someone tell me about their repair history? I turned down the Toyoguard Plus Protection Group Package, does anyone think this is necessary? Should I get the Exterior Paint Sealant, Undercoating and Interior Protection Application put on after I have the car.
I am new to this forum and have enjoyed the knowledge I have received so far. Thanks for all the good advice; I look forward to learning more.
#180 of 266 Re: Buying a 2010 Toyota Avalon [norbat]
Dec 02, 2009 (2:02 pm)
I can say this, if these things are good, then I would do them. I say it like this, because it wasn't offered to me, and now my paint has a fair amount of hairline scratches.
Interior protection package … I've got leather and don't think this would be of much help for what they'll likely charge for it.
Undercoating, I haven't seen this sold in New England in a few years?
Extended warranty, I'd waiting until mine was up or close to it, to decide.
So far anything I've needed was under warranty so I'm not sure about paying extra for something that is currently free.
Not much help, but it is what it is.
#181 of 266 Re: Buying a 2010 Toyota Avalon [norbat]
Dec 02, 2009 (2:09 pm)
Definitely NO on the last three, all are stealership "packs." On as reliable a car as an Avalon is, would also skip the extended warranty. Not familiar with what exactly is included in the Toyoguard package.
#182 of 266 Re: Buying a 2010 Toyota Avalon [norbat]
Dec 02, 2009 (5:00 pm)
I definitely would NOT purchase the extended warranty for your new Avalon. Speaking for myself (I also just purchased a 2010 Avalon), I don't think I put on enough mileage in one year (between 7k-10k) to even require a need for the extended warranty. Depending upon how much mileage you put on annually, should help you decide if the extended warranty is worth the extra money. Being a current Toyota owner, I'm sure you're well aware of the fabulous reliability of these cars!
I personally think all of the extra packages, warranties, etc. offered by dealers are a complete waste of money! Save the money and do not get sucked into these offerings! Please keep us posted on how you like your new vehicle! Good luck!
#183 of 266 Re: Buying a 2010 Toyota Avalon [norbat]
Dec 02, 2009 (5:20 pm)
Most of the consumer mags suggest not buying the extended warranty if you are buying an otherwise usually reliable (nothing is perfect) car such as the Avalon. As above, you can wait till the factory warranty is almost expired to decide. Cost is about $900. at the right Toyota dealership, you can buy from any.
Toyoguard basic has been on all my 3 Avalons. The wax is great and the finish on the cars has always been first class. I like it, glad I paid for it, but others may feel differently. Extra paint sealant, undercoating and leather protector are not necessary on an Avalon. Good luck, hope this helps....
#184 of 266 Re: Buying a 2010 Toyota Avalon [norbat]
Dec 10, 2009 (9:34 pm)
I don't know where you are, but if you live in the snowbelt buy the 3M shield.
#185 of 266 Avalon vs Buick LaCrosse
Dec 15, 2009 (6:11 pm)
Since the Avalon is sometimes referred to as a Japanese Buick, are any current Avalon owners taking a long, hard look at the new Buick LaCrosse, which has been garnering praise as a very successful new GM product, and which is taking on the Lexus ES350 in recent advertisements & TV commercials?