With its quiet interior, smooth powertrain, and overall refinement, the Avalon could pass for a Lexus. The rear seat is one of the most comfortable you'll find. The ride is well isolated and acceleration is smooth; however, handling is far from agile.
Alerts
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and side air bags standard. ESC available from 2000, standard from 2009. Head protection air bags standard from 2005. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2013, standard from 2017.
Road Test
With its quiet interior, smooth powertrain, and overall refinement, the Avalon could pass for a Lexus. The rear seat is one of the most comfortable you'll find. The ride is well isolated and acceleration is smooth; however, handling is far from agile.
Seating
3 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3-liter V6 (210 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2001 Toyota Avalon owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"catalytic converter requires replacement"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"Check engine light stays on, but system is working propery"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"failed inspection due to codesp1150 and p 1354"

James F., NJ (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"EPA stinks because charcoal canister replacement is way to expensive to replace"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"Several parts went bad which connect to the air filter"

R J., VA (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)
Fuel cap

"Rust and corrosion developed over time at the top of the fuel intake spout, causing bad seal and engine light. Each year for the last 8 -10 years, I had to bring car to dealer due to lit engine light. The solution always involved gas cap replacemen"

Anonymous, ON (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"The fuel cap was fitting incorrectly each time I put gasoline in my car. There was a problem with the fuel filler neck leading into the gas tank that caused the problem. This problem frequently caused the "check engine light" to activate"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"It was not sealing properly"

R J., VA (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

"inaccurate reading of fuel"

E A., TX (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"Failed emission test required fuel injection system cleaning"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"The fuel flattener leaked gasoline and the car responded unpredictability. The fuel flattener sk0thes the flow of gasoline and reduces pressure on the injectors - a debate exists on whether it is really needed. According to the dealer my case is a rare event, but the engine could have caught fire. The cost to install a new valve was very modest. My Highlander has the same engine and therefore has the flattener also. I asked that it be replaced, but the dealer convinced me that is wasn't necessar"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"have failed inspection due to 4 missfire codes failing"

James F., NJ (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"There are two oxygen sensors, one before catalytic converter and one after. Both sensors needed to be replaced about i year apart"

Suh L., VA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"repeated failures illuminate MIL"

Anonymous, ON (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"Check engine light on and off. Replaced sensors twice - very expensive- but remains problem. No problem passing emissions tests, so just sensor problem"

Martin F., CO (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"Code P1155 - air/fuel sensor"

John J., OH (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced a different sensor five times"

Georgette S., NY (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"THE SYSTEM FAILED AND I HAD TO REPLACE IT"

M H., IA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Calipers

"One rear caliper was sticking, causing bad wear and shaking"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)
Master cylinder

"Master cylinder was leaking, causing warning lights to go on. Had the cylinder replaced"

D P., TX (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"No problems, really. With more than 60,000 miles on the brake rotors and pads, they were replaced because of normal wear for the second time since buying the car"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"seemed like normal routine maintenance"

Phil M., NC (2001 Toyota Avalon 3.0-L V6)

"Normal wear"

Anonymous, OH (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"The brakes wore out. Most of the driving is in town"

Richard Y., IN (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"Requires addition of brake fluid about once a year"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"new drums on rear brakes"

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Constantly have to replace the brake pads, 2x year. The calipers froze twice. It was a problem from the very beginning when we bought it used"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"See the previous answer"

Richard Y., IN (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Rotors

"significant rust on the rotors required replacement. Not really a amor problem considering age and mileage. Cost just over $400"

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Squeaking

"Squeaking when there is rain/snow. Ultimately, becomes severe enough to indicate rotors gone bad"

Peter O., MI (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"There was squeaking noises coming form the rear brakes when the car would first be driven after sitting overnight or for five or six hours"

Tracy M., WI (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"Many years ago the interior trim became loose and some of it has fallen off. Overall the interior trim is cheap and some of it is junk or poor design"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"After a few years the exterior paint started fading and in some areas it has come off completely - outside mirrors, top of car (in some places), etc"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"clear coat failing on roof and side mirrors"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"clearcoat is wearing off of paint surface. looks bad"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"Molding around door fading and peeling"

Martin F., CO (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"The Avalon is kept outside when I bought the Camry. The constant exposure to the sun has cause pealing because of the sun especially on the corners of the car which is usually exposed to the sun"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"Clearcoat failed leaving dull undercoat dull"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Rust

"rear suspension parts"

Anonymous, PA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"Little spots of paint chipping ---some have rust spots. But then the paint is 14 years old!"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"I don't know if its a problem as the car is 14 years old, but we've owned a lot of toyota's because they last forever. Just wish their bodies did"

Anonymous, VT (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"one spot i have found along top windshield molding above steering wheel. i believe it is a source of a water leak that leaks into the cabin through the front courtesy light/sunroof control module in the ceiling between rear view mirror and sunroof"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"Rust on the painted area of the right rear wheel well. There has been no accident invoived"

Wayne G., CT (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"Driver's door keeps rusting out on bottom edge!"

Anonymous, KY (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Squeaking belts - replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"pulleys squeal when engine first starts and for a few minutes afterwards if climate control system is on. Dealer replaced all belts, but problem has continued for years"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)
Engine computer

"Exhaust computer sensor was defective causing huge gas mileage reduction"

Anonymous, AL (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"knock sensor does not work, check engine light always on"

Anonymous, KY (2001 Toyota Avalon 3.0-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Oil leaking from valve cover gaskets. Major repair due to labor cost. Losing roughly 1qt per 3000 miles driven"

Robert S., NJ (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"I replaced a leaking rear main seal. There is a leak at the oil pan gasket which has not yet been repaired"

Jimmy A., GA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"The V6 valve covers were leaking"

Vic K., CA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"Dealer used die to find leak but failed to identify problem"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"I could smell oil leaking so the mechanic had to replace some gaskets"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"Significant oil leak in upper engine, either upper plenum ir valve cover gaskets"

Anonymous, OK (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"Valve cover gaskets needed to be replaced due to normal wear and tear. The timing belt was due for replacement"

Winston K., GA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"Blow-out plug on lower part of engine block had to be re-tapped (Original part no longer made) and replace with larger plug"

Wm B., TX (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"WORE OUT"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"Garage tells me these are shot - at 140,000 miles I can't say I'm surprised - but cost to repair exceeds dealer trade-in valuation"

Robert S., NJ (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced front struts"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"worn out"

Albert R., CA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"Have AWAYS had a problem when the gas tank is full and a passenger in the back seat. The rear tires rub on the body every time the car hits a bump. Replace the struts/shock absorbers but to no avail"

Nathan H., TX (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"Both Rear struts leaking. Replaced structs bumpers and mounts"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"Failure of the rear struts to the extent of breakage on the left rear side. Front struts have worn to the degree that the car bottoms on very slight bumps. Replacement of the rear struts also involved new bushings on the sway bar"

Wayne G., CT (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Rack & pinion leaking. Leaves a small spot in garage, but am currently living with it (not repaired)"

Kenneth A., AZ (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"When I get to 60 mph, the entire car vibrates"

Anonymous, PA (2001 Toyota Avalon 3.0-L V6)
Tie rods

"The damage, including a bent tie rod, was due to the extremely poor condition of Michigan roads"

Celeste R., MI (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Minor issue. License plate light burned out"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"Right rear brakelight harness became hot and would not work"

Vic K., CA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Gauges

"loose ground for dash cause intermittent gauges, and false readings"

Anonymous, IN (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)
Headlights

"Seals around headlights wore out and moisture accumalated inside the light and eventually shorted or burned out the light. I bought replacement kits and it solved the problem"

Nathan H., TX (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"The replace lightbulb indicator came on and stayed on. No one can find any bulbs out. Assuming there is something wrong with the wiring"

Anonymous, PA (2001 Toyota Avalon 3.0-L V6)
Keyless entry

"The cost of fixing the problem was too expensive, so I'm just using the key"

Anonymous, MD (2001 Toyota Avalon 3.0-L V6)
Warning lights

"Airbag warning light on. Had mechanic check this and he reported a sensor failure.Will have sensor replaced in June 2015. Rear exterior lights warning light. Checked visually to determine that all rear lights are operating properly, so I assume that"

R B., FL (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"windshield is almost always smeary. Can't get wiper blades or washer fluid to keep it clean"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"the wiper motor burned out. Because of the age of the car, they could not find a Toyota replacement part. They had to install an off-brand part which failed 6 months later. However, Toyota replaced that at no cost"

Anonymous, MD (2001 Toyota Avalon 3.0-L V6)

"Wipers not going down once turned off. After they were forced down, it seemed to correct the problem and they started working fine"

Jana M., AR (2001 Toyota Avalon 3.0-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"Multi CD changer has a CD stuck in it and there seems to be no way to get it out...therefore rendering the CD player useless"

Jeffrey O., TX (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"Sometimes rejects a disc for no apparent reason. Eventually accepts the disc and plays it"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"CD player stopped working. Would not play or eject"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"Third new JBL radio in the last 6 months. Dealership can't figure out why!"

Anonymous, KY (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"ac display has gone blank of only shows 1/2 of display"

D N., CA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Radio

"radio very weak at picking up stations, sound bad especially when car is warm, sound crackles when using radio"

D N., CA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"stopped working"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)
Speakers

"A spwaker behind the back seat has become faulty"

Anonymous, KY (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Because we bought this vehicle used from a private party we did not get the recall notice regarding the problems with a build up of oil sludge which blocked the proper flow of lubricant, causing serious damage to the engine. We replaced it with a re"

Judith J., CO (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Head gasket

"Head gasket had to be replaced because of serious oil leak"

Jeffrey O., TX (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"Leaking"

Anonymous, LA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Scheduled timing belt replacement

"Chirping indicated a needed timing belt replacement at 135000 Miles. Also spark plugs and water pump +belts were replaced - just under $1300"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"No problem just replacement due to 90,000 miles since last replacement to prevent problems"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"No problem, just regular preventive maintenance"

Anonymous, AL (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"rep;aced the timing belt and components along with the water pump this week, 123000 miles. first time replacement,"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Radiator leaked causing us to buy a new radiator Also motor mount was cracked and replaced"

Anonymous, SC (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"head gaskets needed re-sealing"

Jeanne K., CA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"I have had the car in to a non-dealer repair shop to look at brake squeal and rattling in the under-carriage. They seem reluctant to look or diagnose the problem. I suspect it has something to do with the antilock braking system and the bushings or s"

Anonymous, OH (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"Fan on HVAC system whines periodically"

Jerald L., IL (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Wind noise

"As the years go on, the car gets noisier. I will have to replace the window seals"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"There was a leak and the entire canister had to be replaced. Really expensive"

Anonymous, MO (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"Problem due to age & mileage (near 300,000). Other than that, it's been a great car - I'd buy again in a heartbeat!"

Alexis M., PA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"see previous "box". This is the first change of muffler since the car was new - 13 years ago"

Anonymous, ON (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)
Muffler

"slight extra noise, cause determined by the Toyota dealer doing regular maintenance. Because of car's "advanced" age, (and mine!) he, the owner recommended the new muffler be replaced at a muffler shop outside and suggested the best make for value"

Anonymous, ON (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)
Pipes

"pipes corroded , first time for life of car"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"costco battery less than 3 years old. very slow cranking and starting. called AAA. tested and found it needed water, despite no maintenance needed. Running normal again afterwards"

Hoover N., CA (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"Buy only Die Hard batteries, my two yr old battery died, got a nice credit from Sears and a replacement new battery, that is functing great"

Wm B., TX (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
Electronic ignition

"The variable valve timing solenoid failed, and I had it replaced"

Linden S., NJ (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"Major misfiring on 3 of 6 cylinders due to electronic ignition malfunction/failure"

Anonymous, OK (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"not calibrated properly"

Ken J., GA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

"When turning a/c control to cooler setting air did not having any cooling effect. Corrected by replacing a/c control,evaporator and recharging refrigerant"

William E., CA (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"AC no longer blowing cold air. Have not had it checked out yet"

Emil H., GA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"The Automatic Locking mechanism does not unlock the passenger door when I have finished driving and put the vehicle in park. Its an annoyance but nothing major"

Anonymous, VT (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)
Mirrors

"Right mirror fell out on the turnpike"

William W., OK (2001 Toyota Avalon 3.0-L V6)
Windows

"Front passenger window unable to open or close. Faulty window regulator; cables broke. Removed and replaced by independent mechanic"

Hoover N., CA (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Radiator

"started to leak"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0-L V6)

"Had to be replaced"

Robert N., CA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Leaks, seal bad, gets oil on east and smokes, smells bad"

Tim P., OH (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Stability control (ESC)

"VSC light came on. Mechanic said it was not just a light but VSC (Vehicle Skid Control) needed repair. As the auto is old and VSC is an option not a required item we chose not to have it repaired"

Emil H., GA (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Transmission leaks

"Seal in torque converter leaks, gets on east stinks"

Tim P., OH (2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0-L V6)
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