2006 Toyota Avalon heat shield missing

toyota
avalon

#1

The heat shield on my right rear muffler is missing. Do I need to replace it?


#2

Yes, the heat shield is there for a reason, to shield stuff that can’t stand the heat!

It isn’t difficult or expensive to fix this.


#3

Agree! My brother in law years ago nearly burned up his Ford when he kept driving without a heat shield.

His engine was probably out of tune and the converter heated up to where it set the floor carpets on fire!. Yes, you need a heat shield.