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Toyota Avensis Common Problems and Solutions

DPF problems

Problem:

The Avensis has known problems with the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) getting blocked up. If this gets blocked up you may smell fuel in the cabin. Other symptoms include: the car may run very roughly and/or issues with the car stalling.

Models affected:

Solution:

You can unblock the DPF to sort the problem. Why not have a look at the video below to see how this is done:

Difficulty level

2

Steering rack problems

Problem:

The second generation Avensis is prone to problems with the steering rack. If you are hearing knocking or squeaking noises coming from the steering when you turn the steering wheel, these are indications of steering rack problems.

Models affected:

Solution:

Have someone who knows what they are doing check this out for you. If you need a replacement steering rack, we can help you find one at very low prices.

Difficulty level

5

Part you need

Steering Rack

Part required

Steering Rack

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Blocked EGR valve

Problem:

The EGR (Exhaust Gas Re-circulation) valve can get blocked up which will result in the following problems: You may notice a loss of power and/or black smoke coming from the exhaust and/or erratic idling.

Models affected:

Solution:

You can unblock the EGR valve by cleaning it out. You will need to remove it, clean it and refit it to sort this issue. You can find out more on the video below:

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

EGR Valve

Part required

EGR Valve

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Rumbling sound when slowing down

Problem:

When you are driving along and you slow down to about 1750rpm you may hear a rumbling noise; this problem is due to a loose oil breather pipe. This is a known issue on the Avensis.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to tighten up the fitting on the oil breather pipe to fix this problem.

Difficulty level

2

Headlight condensation

Problem:

The Avensis is prone to condensation build up in the headlights. This is a particular problem on colder mornings.

Models affected:

Solution:

Even when you have the headlight lens re-sealed, the condensation can re-appear. One suggestion to this problem is to drill a couple of small holes at the bottom of the lens to allow any water build up to drain out.

Difficulty level

2

Reading these common Toyota Avensis problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Toyota Avensis – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Toyota Avensis does have one of these issues.