Help! Do I have a leg to stand on here?

Asked by Feb 20, 2014 at 06:43 PM about the 1998 Toyota Avalon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I drive a 1998 Toyota Avalon with approximately 201,000 miles. My check engine light
came on last week, so I made an appointment to get it diagnosed and fixed by a
mechanic. I asked him what the codes were, he said there were the following codes:
171, 303, 305, 300. He diagnosed the problem as being the Mass Airflow Sensor and
replaced that. The whole thing, diagnosis, part and repair totaled $275. Now, 3 days
later, the check engine light has come back on. Clearly, this was not the right repair. I
feel like I should not have to pay for any subsequent repairs seeing as he performed a
costly repair on my car and the problem is not fixed. Do I have a leg to stand on here?

2 Answers

275,105

Sure, tell him what you told us and if they are a reputable shop, then they will help you. Be civil about it and don't loose your cool. P0171 is a lean code, 300, 303, 305 are misfire codes.

What is a "lean" code versus a misfire code?

Your Answer

Toyota Avalon Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,970
  • #2
    lilfrosty357
    Reputation
    970
  • #3
    Farmboy93
    Reputation
    750
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
1,060 Great Deals out of 76,430 listings starting at $1,100
Used Honda Accord
802 Great Deals out of 87,619 listings starting at $1,444
Used Nissan Maxima
317 Great Deals out of 20,575 listings starting at $1,175
Used Toyota Corolla
882 Great Deals out of 69,729 listings starting at $1,479
Used Toyota RAV4
633 Great Deals out of 61,525 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Altima
1,103 Great Deals out of 74,572 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota 4Runner
339 Great Deals out of 29,178 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
559 Great Deals out of 52,450 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
510 Great Deals out of 21,466 listings starting at $1,999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Avalon For Sale
5,191 listings starting at $28,021
2017 Toyota Avalon For Sale
542 listings starting at $18,995
2016 Toyota Avalon For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 512 listings starting at $14,991
2015 Toyota Avalon For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 784 listings starting at $11,999
2014 Toyota Avalon For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 773 listings starting at $11,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.