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1997 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sdn XLS w/Bucket Seats

  • Child-protector rear door locks
  • 3-point front shoulder belts w/adjustable anchors
  • 3-point rear shoulder belts
 
Crash Test Results for the 1997 Toyota Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1997 Toyota 4Runner 33Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Toyota Avalon 45Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Toyota Camry 4433Not
Tested
1997 Toyota Corolla 4433Not
Tested
1997 Toyota Paseo 44Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Toyota Previa 43Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Toyota RAV4 33Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Toyota Tacoma 23Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Toyota Tacoma 13Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Toyota Tercel 34Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Toyota Tercel 4434Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 1997 Toyota Tercel 4dr Sdn XLS w/Bucket Seats
1997 TOYOTA AVALON:

Bulletin Number: 01005
A541E TRANSMISSION SOLENOID IDENTIFICATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 012199
BRIEF INFORMATION ON FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT NOISE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 97050900297
EXCESSIVE AIR CONDITIONING EVAPORATOR ODOR IS ACCURING IN VARIOUS VEHICLES. *YC

Bulletin Number: 980812
A GROAN OR CRUNCH NOISE MAY BE HEARD FROM THE FRONT SUSPENSION WHEN DRIVING OVER SPEED BUMPS OR DIPS IN THE ROADWAY. *YC

Bulletin Number: 980827
SUBJECT ON THE EXTERIOR REAR VIEW MIRROR IMPROVEMENT. *YC

Bulletin Number: AX00101
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN REGARDING RETRO-FIT INTERNAL TRUNK RELEASE KITS. *TT

Bulletin Number: AX00499
SUBJECT REGARDING TOYOTA DINGHY TOWING GUIDE. *TT

Bulletin Number: BO01798
INFORMATION ON VANITY MIRROR IMPROVEMENT. *YC

Bulletin Number: BO01899
CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN OF A SLIGHT SIDE-TO-SIDE MOVEMENT IN FRONT BUCKET SEATS DURING CORNERING. *TT

Bulletin Number: BO02398
INFORMATION ON IMPROVEMENT OF THE EXTERIOR REAR VIEW MIRROR. *YC

Bulletin Number: BO02601
SUBJECT REGARDING SHOULDER BELT ANCHOR TAPE SET. *YD

Bulletin Number: BR00397
DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE CLEARANCE FOR BOSCH ABS. *JD

Bulletin Number: BR00699
SUBJECT REGARDING FRONT BRAKE GROAN NOISE, GRINDING NOISE, SQUEAK OR VIBRATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: COM040122597
AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD FOR CLEARING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) ON 1997 US PRODUCED CAMRYS AND AVALONS HAS BEEN ADOPTED FOR THE BOSCH ABS SYSTEM. *JD

Bulletin Number: EL00396
TROUBLESHOOTING FOR GLASS PRINTED ANTENNA. *TW

Bulletin Number: EL00399
INFORMATION ON PROGRAMMING OEM WIRELESS DOOR LOCK REMOTE TRANSMITTERS. *TT

Bulletin Number: PG004-97-Obsolet
Technical Service Bulletin: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 31, 2018: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17.

Bulletin Number: PG004-97-Obsolet
Technical Service Bulletin: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 31, 2018: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17.

Bulletin Number: PG006-01-Obsolet
Technical Service Bulletin: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 31, 2018: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17.

Bulletin Number: PG006-01-Obsolet
Technical Service Bulletin: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 31, 2018: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17.

Bulletin Number: Safety Recall an
Update on Technician Certification Requirements.

Bulletin Number: Safety Recall an
Update on Technician Certification Requirements.

Bulletin Number: ST00901
SUBJECT REGARDING STEERING RACK END NOISE. *TT

Bulletin Number: SU00100
SUBJECT REGARDING FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT NOISE. *TT

Bulletin Number: SU00200
THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES SERVICE INFORMATION REGARDING THE REMOVAL OF THE ABS SPEED SENSOR PRIOR TO REMOVAL OF THE REAR AXLE AND REAR SUSPENSION. *MR

Bulletin Number: SU00299
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT NOISE. *TT

Bulletin Number: SU00398
A GROAN OR CURNCH NOISE MAY BE HEARD FROM THE FRONT SUSPENSION WHEN DRIVING OVER SPEED BUMPS OR DIPS IN THE ROADWAY. *YC

Bulletin Number: TC02002
SPECIAL POLICY ADJUSTMENT REGARDING VEHICLES EXPERIENCING ENGINE OIL GELLING OR SLUDGE. *TT

Bulletin Number: T-PG006-00 Obsol
This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0054-13.

Bulletin Number: T-SB-0014-11 Rev
TSB: The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. Incorrect torque converter bolts or missing w

Bulletin Number: T-SB-0014-11 Rev
TSB: The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. Incorrect torque converter bolts or missing w

Bulletin Number: T-SB-0054-13
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: T-SB-0054-13
California (CA), Federal (FED), and 50 State Certified emission control underhood labels (emission labels) may be obtained through your dealership?s Parts Department utilizing standard replacement parts ordering procedures. Follow the guide

Bulletin Number: T-SB-0071-11 Rev
The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL ?ON,? shifting issues, and/or transmission damage. Use the information in this bulletin when

Bulletin Number: T-SB-0101-11 Rev
TSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe

Bulletin Number: T-SB-0101-11 Rev
TSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe

Bulletin Number: T-SB-0101-11 Rev
TSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe

Bulletin Number: T-SB-0134-14
TSB: The purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL "ON" shifting issues and/or transmission damage. Use the information in this bulletin when insta

Bulletin Number: T-SB-0134-14
TSB: The purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL "ON" shifting issues and/or transmission damage. Use the information in this bulletin when insta

Bulletin Number: T-SB-0141-13
A new Special Service Tool (SST 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. This bulletin references the correct method for installing the B

Bulletin Number: T-SB-0141-13
A new Special Service Tool (SST 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. This bulletin references the correct method for installing the B

Bulletin Number: T-SB-0141-13
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: T-SB-0144-08_Obs
TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE November 21, 2017: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17.

Bulletin Number: TSB018217
TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes SB No. T-SB-0101-11. Applicability has been updated to include 2016 ? 2017 model year vehicles. Service Bulletin No. T-SB-0101-11 is Obsolete and any printed

Bulletin Number: T-SB-0185-13
The following procedures are recommended during routine maintenance or in the event of a customer concern for wiper performance.

Bulletin Number: T-SB-0304-17
TSB: Vehicle replacement certification labels (the vinyl label installed on the driver door or door post) and VIN plates (the metal plate riveted to dashboard) may be available from Toyota, provided the request meets one of the criteria lis

Bulletin Number: T-SB-0304-17_Rev
TSB: REVISION NOTICE July 31, 2018 Rev2: ? The Supersession Notice has been updated. January 11, 2018 Rev1: ? The Supersession Notice has been updated. Any previous printed versions of this bulletin should be discarded. SUPERSESSION NOTICE

Bulletin Number: T-SB-0304-17_Rev
TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes Service Bulletin Nos. PG021-88, PG015-89, PG0015-90, PG002-91, PG002-93, PG005-97, PG007-01, PG007-07, and T-SB-0144-08. Service Bulletin Nos. PG021-88, PG015-89

Bulletin Number: TS-BO030-01 Obso
This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0185-13.

Bulletin Number: T-TT-0010-10 Rev
Tech Tip: Low battery voltage can contribute to a MIL "ON" condition for P0335 (Crankshaft Position

Bulletin Number: T-TT-0010-10 Rev
Tech Tip: Low battery voltage can contribute to a MIL "ON" condition for P0335 (Crankshaft Position

Bulletin Number: T-TT-0132-11
A key part to maintain the proper function and safe operation of the vehicle's braking system is to perform a visual inspection when installing brake pads, calipers, and discs. The following recommendations are intended to provide general

Bulletin Number: T-TT-0132-11
A key part to maintain the proper function and safe operation of the vehicle's braking system is to perform a visual inspection when installing brake pads, calipers, and discs. The following recommendations are intended to provide general

Bulletin Number: T-TT-0213-13
Toyota vehicles are equipped with Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS), including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. If a customer expresses any concerns that the

Bulletin Number: T-TT-0213-13
Toyota vehicles are equipped with SRS, including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. If a customer expresses any concerns that the SRS airbags or pretensioner devi

 
Recalls for 1997 Toyota Tercel 4dr Sdn XLS w/Bucket Seats
1997 TOYOTA AVALON
NHTSA Campaign ID: 97V156000
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST
Manufacturer: TOYOTA MOTOR CO., LTD.
Manufacture Dates: 07/23/1996 - 02/11/1997
Potential Units Affected: 18746
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ALASKA, COLORADO, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, IOWA, KANSAS, MAINE, MICHIGAN,MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, NOTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, AND WYOMING. A CONDITION CAN OCCUR WHERE ACCUMULATED MOISTURE CAN TEMPORARILY FREEZE IN THE BRAKE VACUUM HOSE IF THE VEHICLE IS USED IN EXTREMELY COLD CLIMATES FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.
Consequence:
THIS CAN RESULT IN THE ELIMINATION OF VACUUM ASSIST TO THE BRAKES THAT CAN INCREASE STOPPING DISTANCES AND COULD LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW DESIGN BRAKE VACUUM HOSE.
 


1997 Plymouth Neon 4dr Sdn Base Competition

  • Warning chimes for key-in-ignition, headlights-on, seat belts
  • Passive driver & front passenger airbag restraint system
  • Front/rear outboard adjustable active 3-point safety belts
  • Rear 2-point center lap belt
  • Child protection rear door locks
  • Side guard door beams
  • Single note horn
 
Crash Test Results for the 1997 Plymouth Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1997 Plymouth Breeze 3Not Tested32Not
Tested
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager 34Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Plymouth Neon 44Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Plymouth Voyager 45Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 1997 Plymouth Voyager 4dr Sdn Base Competition
1997 PLYMOUTH NEON:

Bulletin Number: 020297
POPPING NOISE IN FRONT SUSPENSION WHEN TURNING. *TW

Bulletin Number: 020698
EXPERIENCING POPPING NOISE OVER BUMPS WITH WHEELS STRAIGHT OR WHEN TURNING. *YC

Bulletin Number: 050300
SUBJECT ON PROPORTIONING VALVE BRAKE PRESSURE ADAPTER TOOL REVISION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 070397
CONCERNS WITH ENGINE COOLANT USAGE. *NLM

Bulletin Number: 070497
MOMENTARY LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSIST WHEN DRIVING THROUGH HEAVY RAIN - DEEP PUDDLES. *TW

Bulletin Number: 0801001
SUBJECT REGARDING AIRBAG / CLOCK SPRING SERVICE FOR VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING 2002 MODEL YEAR JEEP LIBERTY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 080600
THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES A REVISED WIRE SPLICE PROCEDURE AND RELATED PARTS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 080997
AIR BAG WARNING LABELS. *TW

Bulletin Number: 081197
POOR AM RADIO RECEPTION/STATIC. *TW

Bulletin Number: 081798
SUBJECT REGARDING AIRBAG ON - OFF SWITCHES. *YC

Bulletin Number: 081798 REV B
SUBJECT REGARDING THE AIRBAG ON-OFF SWITCHES. *YC

Bulletin Number: 082700
SUBJECT REGARDING NON-DEPLOYED AIRBAG HANDLING PROCEDURES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0832097
INFORMATION REGARDING NHTSA AUTHORIZED AIRBAG DEACTIVATION FOR MEDICAL NECESSITY. *NLM

Bulletin Number: 083799
DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION IS NOW OFFERINB AIRBAG ON / OFF SWITCHES FOR SELECTED VEHICLES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 090598
A NEW MULTI-LAYER STEEL ( MLS ) HEAD GASKET HAS BEEN DEVELOPED AND IS BEING IMPLEMENTED INTO PRODUCTION VEHICLES. *YC

Bulletin Number: 090798
SUBJECT REGARDING OIL SEEPAGE AT CAM POSITION SENSOR / MISINTERPRETED HEAD GASKET LEAK. *YC

Bulletin Number: 1691/7692
INFORMATION ON RADIATOR FAN RELAY. *YC

Bulletin Number: 180100
SUBJECT REGARDING MISDIAGNOSED LEAK DETECTION PUMP SYSTEMS WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P1494, P0442 P0455, OR P0456. *TT

Bulletin Number: 1801201
SUBJECT REGARDING GENERIC SCAN TOOL (GST), PUBLICATION NO. 81-170-00008 PROVIDED WITH THIS TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN TO PROVIDE REFERENCE INFORMATION WHEN USING GENERIC SCAN TOOL ON OBDII VEHICLES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 1802002
FLASH PROGRAMMING FAILURE RECOVERY. *SLC

Bulletin Number: 181299
THIS BULLETIN EXPLAINS THE OPERATION AND APPLICATION OF THE LEAK DETECTION PUMP (LDP) MONITOR TEST. *TT

Bulletin Number: 181899
CONDITIONS WITH ENGINE ROUGHNESS / MISFIRE USUALLY ONLY APPARENT ON INITIAL COLD ENGINE START. *TT

Bulletin Number: 183298
SUBJECT ON FLASH PROGRAMMING FAILURE RECOVERY. *YC

Bulletin Number: 184798
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION WHERE THE MIL ILLUMINATES FOR MISFIRE BUT NO REASONS CAN BE FOUND FOR THE MISFIRE FAULT OCCURRENCE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 190198
CONDITION WITH CLUNKING OR RATTLING IN STEERING/WHEEL COLUMN. *YC

Bulletin Number: 190496
WHISTLE AND/OR HISS NOISE FROM STEERING GEAR WHEN MAKING RIGHT TURNS. *JD

Bulletin Number: 210599A
THIS BULLETIN ANNOUNCES THE AVAILABILITY AND INSTALLATION OF A RESUABLE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OIL PAN GASKET. *TT

Bulletin Number: 2300800B
SUBJECT REGARDING CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 2301502
SUBJECT REGARDING OUTSIDE REARVIEW MIRROR GLASS REPLACEMENT. *SLC

Bulletin Number: 230200
DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION IS NOW OFFERING INTERNAL EMERGENCY TRUNK RELEASES FOR SELECTION VEHICLES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 230397
DIFFICULT TO CLEAN LIGHT COLORED "CHALKY" RESIDUE FROM PLASTIC BODY COMPONENTS THAT ARE MOLDED IN BLACK. *TW

Bulletin Number: 230597
PAINTED SURFACES OF THE VEHICLE THAT ARE COVERED FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME WITH FRONT END COVERS OR MAGNETIC SIGNS MAY APPEAR TO HAVE A WHITE "MILKY" OR "FOGGED" DISCOLORATION. *AK

Bulletin Number: 230800
SUBJECT REGARDING CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 232298
INFORMATION ON THE COMPETITION PACKAGE ( SALES CODE ACR ) FRONT FASCIA. *YC

Bulletin Number: 232497
CENTER CONSOLE LATCH BROKEN. *TW

Bulletin Number: 233599
INFORMATION ON CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 234698
SUN ROOF SUN SHADE RATTLES IN FULL OPEN POSITION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 234999
CONCERNS WITH SUNROOF MAKING A RATCHETING TYPE NOISE WHEN OPENING OR CLOSING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 250298
SUBJECT REGARDING I/M ( INSPECTION MAINTENANCE ) TESTING - OBD II "CARB" READINESS MONITOR INFORMATION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9830
SUBJECT ON LABOR OPERATION TIME CHANGE FOR DOMESTIC 2.OL DOHC AND 2.4L HEAD GASKET REPLACEMENT. *YC

 
Recalls for 1997 Plymouth Voyager 4dr Sdn Base Competition
1997 PLYMOUTH NEON
NHTSA Campaign ID: 97V080000
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Manufacturer: CHRYSLER CORPORATION
Manufacture Dates: 07/01/1996 - 09/15/1996
Potential Units Affected: 125000
Defect Description:
THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT DESIGN ALLOWS THE POTENTIAL FOR AN INADVERTENT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT UPON VEHICLE IGNITION SHUT DOWN.
Consequence:
UNEXPECTED AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT CAN RESULT IN OCCUPANT INJURY.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AIR BAG ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED MODULE.
 






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