On April 13, 2015, the second part of the test was performed. It would need 1 to 2 quarts each time. Still doing this 2 months later. Broght it to dealer 3 times and they kept telling me nothing was wrong. No charge thanks to extended warranty.
Even if you do not plan to tackle the corrective measures yourself this list will help you locate the correct Rav4 ecm. Jun 200716129 km Window leak. Because the muffler and cat converter are the same assembly, this was considered a warranty item. Codes said needed new O2 sensor. Jun 201195161 km A slight oil leak from the rear transaxle seals was detected during routine maintenance. Jul 201054026 km Passenger seat lever spring.
Checked battery, battery good, partially drained. Jul 200940000 km Steering shudder fix. Would have been close to 8 hours of labor plus parts outside of warranty. This problem can create an unsafe condition and potentially sudden engine failure if not regularly checked. Jan 2014211716 km Water pump was replaced due to a leak. Aug 200722581 km Catalytic converter had to be replaced due to excessive sulfur smell. This is a V6 with 5 speed.
During heavy rain, water ingress via fresh air intake drops into passenger footwell. Found a minor leak during an oil change. The excessive oil consumption has damaged the catalytic converter also. Jun 201161290 km Code reader showed a pending problem. They concurred and ordered replacement pump. Fixed within a few hours.
Sep 2015182258 km 4 piston was leaking oil causing oil to burn in combustion. Could not replicate with the Service Manager in the car, will return in a month to attempt to duplicate the issue again. Have to carry oil all the time in my car as even though we check it fairly often, every 1 to 2 weeks. Toyota knew the original parts were failure prone but did not replace all of them under warrantee. Oct 2012154700 km Replaced front left strut.
Order a 2001 4 runner ecm and see how much less you will pay compared to over priced dealerships. Why pay the dealer when a rebuilt computer will work just as well. They replaced 4 ignition coil at no cost. Car would not respond very well th throttle application when cold. Bad coil pack 2 causing misfire. Here at Ecm Outlet we rebuild auto computers and remanufacture a variety of Toyota electronic control units. Toyota dealer removed the old harness and installed a complete new one without charge! We serve thousands of repair shops, from all over the U.
No need to take it to the maintenance shop, with good care it could be eternal 400-500 thousand km , and adapted to my personal economy and budget 30,000 Euros. Loosened up stuff that is now causing bad shifting between 4th and 5th. Converter was fine for ordinary driving, but hard acceleration caused typical sulfur smell of failing converter. Was covered under a service bulletin. No charge thanks to extended warranty. Rear seat rattle was fixed after seat was disassembled and reassembled and latch cables properly adjusted.
Car was left overnight with the dealer for water pump replacement. The brakes started binding and the wheels needed to be replaced they were so rusted that they weren't holding air. The sound resembles valvetrain noise. Scanned code, found bad ignition coil, replaced coil, all good. Ordered part off Amazon and replaced myself. They had to replace pistons to fix the problem.
Lost Power steering while driving. Leaked less than half a quart every 5k if that. Coil Pack replaced, problem solved. That change was done under the guarantee and they told me it was a very common one. Car now idles quite rough.