They extended the warranty for 10 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first, and will cover both the transmission and the ecm computer. Just like rubbing your hands together rapidly, this generates heat. At one point I was leaving a parking lot and it felt like the transmission was going to jump right out of the vehicle. The contact stated that the electronic control module malfunctioned, causing the vehicle to stall in the middle of the road. Toyota case manager and dealership service manager states to drive this vehicle with all the safety concerns mentioned until a check engine light indicates a computer problem.
The image further above of the ecu location was taken directly from www. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the accelerator pedal failed to respond and a loud popping noise was heard. Changing the fluid requires some special equipment and procedure so it's best left to the toyota dealer on this one. Good idea to send it to a reputable transmission shop. The transmission replacement wiped out my savings. It was ok for a few days; took it back; more work done as part of transmission warranty. Please pressure Toyota to take responsibility for the problem it has created! Check indicated that the shift solenoid was bad.
I have taken it back several times for oil changes and they never said that there was a problem. The contact discovered there was a prior voluntary recall issued by the manufacturer pertaining to the ecm module; however the contact did not receive notification of the recall. This behavior just began with 112K miles. I read complaints exactly like mine with the 2001 Toyota rav 4 and can't believe nothing is being done. The service manager won't be in until Monday.
While the contact was driving 35 mph, the engine warning light illuminated, and the transmission began to exhibit severe hesitation in a jerking motion. I guess Toyota will not do anything until someone is killed in an accident. Told ecm needs to be replaced but other owners said this has not corrected the problem. I took it to my Aamaco Transmission specialist who informed me that the damage to the transmission was due to the computer and not my driving My car only has 65,000 miles. When I first took it in, I checked with autozone for diagnostic check which was free because the check engine light came on. I have a 2011 rav 4 with 151,000 miles on it. I would love your expert notes on what you suggest I should do.
A month later, yup you guessed it. While the vehicle is 10 years old, it has less than 130,000 miles on it. Had mechanic with over 15 yrs experience at Toyota dealership check it after hours. Took it to an independent trans shop. I am checking to see if I qualify for a recall discount. In the meantime, we have a rental car that Toyota central is paying for.
It would cost me more to replace the transmission than it would to just pay it off. The failure mileage was 180,000. I contacted Toyota and they acted as if I was out of my mind. Does anyone know if the warranty is really extended to 150000 miles or 10 years? A techinical service bulletin was issued in 2006, indicating that there was an issue with some Rav4s, and that the ecm should be replaced - if not the transmission may be ruined. We only sell parts from trusted brands like so that you can find quality parts you can count on. I had spoken with staff and they invited me for the diagnostics. Dealer ship said it was out of warranty and needed reprogram ecm.
As far as events leading up to the failure, the engine control module has been recalled I believe twice on this particular vehicle and it has always had check engine light problems. From February 2002 to date, there has been intermittent groaning beneath car, whining in first gear, and what felt like clunking. These instructions are for a 98 Rav4, yours is almost certainly checked the same way; Find the transmission dipstick, should be in the engine compartment and usually has an orange plastic handle. After I left the dealership, sure enough the car starts jerking back and forth. It just did a little, then I some how parked in the road side. I was told without a code they don't know what was wrong.
The car's transmission is not shifting and the car almost died on the way to the dealership. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, where a diagnostic test was performed and the dealer stated that the transmission was faulty and needed to be replaced. I bought my Toyota because I had heard that they had a reputation for safe, well-made vehicles. Your car suddenly stopping on the highway is one of the greatest dangers one can face while operating a motor vehicle. The current and failure mileages were approximately 92,000. I challenge anyone who thinks this is not a safety issue to drive one of these and rely on it when it fails in 65mph traffic. Although it is not a difficult task, I still prefer to call skillful car profession while.
Extremely dangerous when driving in highway, keeping up with traffic pace suddenly halts and looses power. But the owners of these vehicles were never notified, leading to a burn-out of rav transmissions all across the country. The problem came on very suddenly with no warning signs. For a while and then it will start, jerking, losing power, and failing to accelerate. He checked on the computer about my repair records. In July 2009, my transmission started slipping and bucking. Now that I'm back at work and am driving a lot more, I'm being faced with this issue.
Ecm was replaced but the faulty shifting still occurs. This means you connect a device into the loop of the system that exchanges the old fluid with new fluid. Since they're also telling you that you need stuff done that was just done, I'm just going to say that they are stereotypical crooks, and that you should not return to that stealership. However, this problem has only occasionally returned and was not very significant to begin with, but I am concerned that it may accelerate. I had it at the dealer to fix this problem about 4 - 5 times. Toyota is aware of the issue! The approximate failure mileage was 136,000. The transmission started to shift as if it were going to stop.