1998 Toyota Avalon Consumer Review: Auto Climate Control - Beware!

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Auto Climate Control - Beware!!!!
By mfoster on


1998 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan


As others in this forum, burned by
auto climate control to the tune of
$1,050. No choice but to replace, as
the car is not realistically driveable
without the a/c, heating, defrost
systems working. I guess several
people have to die before anything is
recalled. Front strut noise also as
others report. Catalytic converter
went out and one dealer wrongly
diagnosed as a broken ring, needing a
$5,000 repair. Second dealer correctly
diagnosed and repaired under original
powertrain warrenty. Steering wheel
cover has peeled off. If you are
looking to buy, I would insist the
seller correct these issues first. Car
is roomy and will get up & go.

Best Features

Wind noise is amazingly low when sunroof is open. Big back seat with head room for 6 ft + adults. Rides smooth at 80 mph on interstate. Big trunk.

Worst Features

See above. Better cupholders. Auto door locking can be annoying.
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