It has been checked and there has been a repair a Toyota dealer I also was told there is a recall on the engine but I need to get a gasket fixed again. The contact stated that while making a left turn at approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. I was quite upset, because I was unable to know if oil was leaking again, since they taped the dip stick. There's tons of cargo room, ergonomic controls, useable storage bins everywhere and — in the V-6 version I tested — plenty of driving thrills. Cornerstone tells me that this was due to there only being 1 quart of oil in the car.
The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. Please let me know if you can recommend a course of action for me at this time. My car, while older, has less than 56K miles on it. Called corporate was told to take tape off dip stick. Unable to restart engine on the side of the freeway exit ramp.
This car is not what I bought. The Rav4 had regular oil changes and routine maintenance. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. There is no deceptive speed here; when you punch the gas it comes immediately. Of course, I'm now stopping every 190 miles or so to put gas in the car because of bad mileage used to be around 350 miles. I noticed that I had to get my oil changed every 3000 miles and could not make it to 5000 miles as recommended by my mechanic for oil changes. The failure mileage was 123,000.
The vehicle was taken to the dealer and was advised by the mechanic that they were conducting an oil consumption test. If you Google number one problems for a 2007 Toyota Rav4 oil consumption and engine failure due to oil consumption. Toyota has a technical service bulletin T-sb-0094-09 identifying the cause as the intake or exhaust camshaft vvt assembly. I called Toyota and they were not able to help me with anything because they said if I could have taken it to them they could have run a consumption test. Available for a variety of vehicle applications, these give utmost protection for the bottom part of your vehicle with brand new engine splash shields! The oil change sticker is hanging in my windshield. When it's not, power goes just to the front wheels to help with fuel economy.
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. This engine seems to be going through oil consumption at a very rapid pace. It has been an issue since my vehicle was purchase new. The approximate failure mileage was 92,600. My girlfriend and I were driving to Fredericksburg around midnight, which is about an hour from where we live.
Unable to restart engine on the side of the freeway exit ramp. For those who feel differently, it's still an option. Attached are pictures of melted engine parts of an engine that had regular oil changes. It is my understanding that Illinois does not have lemon laws for consumers of used vehicles, however, the federal government may have lemon law protection for me. I barely had time to make it to a gas station before the engine completely died. Had car towed back home.
Why is ntsa letting this go? Because my test vehicle was a Sport trim model, the suspension was adjusted for performance rather than comfort. Sometimes, simple technology works best. The contact was informed to check the oil every week to make sure it was topped off. I arrived in the middle of the night on the Friday before Easter with my dog. Driving on freeway when engine lost power. My car is one of them. Those are choices customers have to make when deciding between normal and Sport models.
The split backseat wasn't as comfortable, but it reclines and can be moved forward and back to increase legroom or cargo room, depending on the configuration. Toyota has not responded to my notification to them of the catastrophic engine failure. It has been identified by the dealer as the vvt camshaft gear. Also, a few years ago my door caught on fire and I was accused of doing it which I tried to tell the staff at Toyota of braintree where I purchased the vehicle that I would not burn up my car but they kept insisting I did horrible things to make the door catch fire, like pouring water in the door riding with the window down in pouring rain putting lit matches in it. Restarted it drove back home.
Had the car died any sooner, we would not have made it to the shoulder risking a high-speed multiple car accident pileup on the highway. Gone is the small hood scoop that never seemed appropriate on a non-turbocharged vehicle. 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. Generally, this problem happens after 100,000 miles and my car is barely at 109,000. There's tons of cargo room, ergonomic controls, useable storage bins everywhere and — in the V-6 version I tested — plenty of driving thrills. Since then, my low oil light indicator came on in less than 3,000 miles.