Just picked up an Avalon MkIII GXi. I own 4 Fords, but worked around Avalons 2001-2006 at a taxi depot, so always had a soft spot for them etc.
Have an interesting starting issue with a workaround I found.
Has anyone ever heard of issues with the ignition switch on these? Igniter? Crank angle sensor? Knock sensors?
It has had aftermarket keys for 5 years now. The light goes off instantly upon insertion indicating it has been programmed as a master.
Now, it will just crank endlessly often. The workaround is to leave the ignition 'ON' for 5 minutes and then it starts no worries until the next time. Any ideas?