The only misstep — and not just in the design department — is the spare tire and cover planted on the rear hatch. On Oct 19 written notice received, states reimbursement for replacing the engine denied. The consequence is that the loose bolts could cause the vvt gear housing and sprocket to separate and result in the engine stopping while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of a crash. I called Toyota and brought car in. Toyota won't fix the problem. I have spoken with other rav owners as well as my oil change establishment and I understand this is a common and known issue for ravs. The failure mileage was 123,000.
Mechanic discovered catastrophic damage to engine. Their is very heavy blow-by when the engine is running and the oil filler cap is removed. I am seeking a free legal consultation to successfully resolve this matter to recoup the purchase price, all subsequent repairs, legal fees, and damages for being stranded on the highway during a long distance vacation miles from home. Unable to restart engine on the side of the freeway exit ramp. My red tester had four-wheel drive, but it was an automatic, on-demand system. That means consumers have more models to choose from than ever before.
If this is dangerous enough to cause a crash for a Lexus customer, then why isn't this dangerous enough to issue a recall for a Toyota customer. No one was interested in purchasing the remnants at any price and World Toyota, where I bought and serviced the car felt no responsibility. I told them I get my oil and fluids changed on a regular basis. I got my car towed to the closest repair shop, and my girlfriend and I spent the night in a hotel. That means consumers have more models to choose from than ever before. I tried restarting it but nothing happened. Every angle finds sharp lines that are extremely contemporary.
The contact was informed to check the oil every week to make sure it was topped off. Several safety features come standard, including antilock brakes, side curtain airbags with rollover sensors, an electronic stability system and traction control. My girlfriend and I were driving to Fredericksburg around midnight, which is about an hour from where we live. Now, I have an over sized paperweight, because I have a car with no engine and I don't know what to do. There were no warnings, other than the check engine light coming on at precisely the right time to indicate the next oil change. There's tons of cargo room, ergonomic controls, useable storage bins everywhere and — in the V-6 version I tested — plenty of driving thrills. .
They replaced spark plugs and valve cover gasket. But no drip on driveway was visible. Only had 136,000 miles on Rav4. While a few friends suggested it was still a car for women, I thought my red test vehicle was sporty enough for any man to drive. Why is ntsa letting this go? This has gotten worse as my car has aged.
Have not driven the 1,100 miles but oil is a little below the 2 dots. Then I heard a loud screeching noise coming from the engine, and then my car stalled and died. After finding a hotel that accepted pets we dropped the car off. When I confronted the dealership, they told me to come in and they would accommodate me; they wanted me to give back my vehicle get another one and have a payment, which I didn¿T do because that is not right to sell a defective product. The metal on the pistons melted and other engine parts where scorched.
I now find myself in the unfortunate situation of having to carry a quart of oil with me everywhere I go because I do not know when my car will run out of oil. This in addition to the steering column that broke, yet another known fault, within the first year with a cost of 2,000 pound. They added 3 quarts of oil. I was quite upset, because I was unable to know if oil was leaking again, since they taped the dip stick. According to my trusted and loyal car repairman, the car is a lemon.
My car is one of them. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that it had oil consumption. Since then, my low oil light indicator came on in less than 3,000 miles. It was soft but gave the impression it would also stand up to some abuse. I said yes, and didn't hear back from him.
Even after those jolting take-offs the engine never seemed to run out of power. They will add more oil so I can get to raleigh and they will call Toyota to see if they will be responsible for repairs. That means power is divvied up between the front and rear wheels electronically depending on driving conditions. It has been identified by the dealer as the vvt camshaft gear. It received an oil change at 103K miles, and I just brought it in to the dealership for a suspicious and loud top end noise, and the engine appeared to be empty of oil when the dealership checked it.
Mechanic discovered catastrophic damage to engine. The five-speed automatic transmission was definitely not the smoothest I've tested, and you'll know when you're changing gears. It has been an issue since my vehicle was purchase new. While a few friends suggested it was still a car for women, I thought my red test vehicle was sporty enough for any man to drive. We walked over to the shop to see what was going on and Tim says we have bad news and there is something wrong with the engine.