You can find 4 different repair/service/workshop manuals for the Toyota Avalon on this page that are in the PDF format, totally free of charge.
The years available stretch from 2001 through to 2006 and to view the manual you just click the name.
About The Toyota Avalon
To replace the Cressida Toyota decided to introduce the Avalon range as their flagship full-size car in 1994.
The Cressida was a rear-wheel-drive car, much like what the average American car buyer would expect in this segment.
This Avalon was a front-wheel-drive car (although a four-wheel-drive version has been offered from 2020 onwards), a decision made by the Japanese automaker to cut down on weight.
It was built alongside the Camry in the same plant and uses an almost identical chassis to that car but stretched out by about 3 inches.
Until recently the Avalon has had a tradition of offering very little in the way of engine and transmission choices to buyers.
It was only in its fourth generation in 2012 that the car was offered with the choice of 2 engines for the first time, only because one of them was a hybrid.
Roughly 20% of customers opt for the hybrid version of the Avalon in the USA based on previous sales statistics.
The fifth-generation in 2018 was also offered with 3 different engines but the choices were limited in the United States, these new choices were purely for the Chinese market.
An 8-speed automatic is standard in this fifth-generation model but if you decide to go for the hybrid version of the car it is fitted with a CVT instead.
2020 saw the inclusion of a performance trim for the car for the first time, called the Avalon TRD that sells alongside the Camry TRD.
It uses the same engine as the standard version of the car but with a sports exhaust and is complimented with a tougher sports suspension underneath.
Safety ratings for the car have always been superb as the Japanese automaker invests heavily into ensuring they are due to the large family car market that gives the car its demand.
Common Problems With The Avalon
- Random acceleration – a worrying complaint about the Avalon is that the engine can randomly start accelerating even at low speeds. The average cost for this to be fixed is over $7,500!
- Interior – a cheap interior seems to be the culprit for people complaining about the Avalon’s interior with dashboards melting and fabric coming off seats