Very disappointed in quality and cost
By jman82 on
2006 Toyota Avalon Touring 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
This model year must have been the peak of Toyota's lack of attention to quality.
The engine oil issue is a complete quality AND customer service fail.
After suffering through that, in the last month I've had to replace the entire AC system.
Last year when the car was 4 y/o with 100k miles the AC started blowing warm.
Dealer did not find leaks, recharged, and it was ok for the rest of summer/fall.
This spring, same thing.
This time dealer found "lots of pin holes in the condenser".
Read: no trauma, just a quality fail.
I've never seen this and my prior cars were all over 200k miles.
Now, *perhaps* a result of the condenser fail, the compressor seized.
Total bill to fix AC: $2500