2nd Generation (2000—2004) Avalon Problems

Avalon owners with a 2000—2004 model year have the most problems with the electrical (28%), engine (21%), and the interior (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Airbag and Seatbelt Lights Stay On 2 complaints at an average of 113,000 miles in the 2002 Toyota Avalon.
  2. Engine Failure 1 complaints at an average of 70,000 miles in the 2000 Toyota Avalon.
  3. Whirring Sound, Transmission Fluid Is Black 1 complaints at an average of 80,000 miles in the 2000 Toyota Avalon.

What Avalon Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Toyota model years.

Watch out for the 2000 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2004 8 3 84 3.18
2003 5 2 69 2.64
2002 7 1 68 3.61
2001 7 2 86 2.66
2000 15 2 87 7.26

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