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#4680 of 4693 Re: 2006 RAV4 LTD Transmission Issues [hashedz]
Jul 12, 2010 (8:46 am)
Cont. from above posts: Call from the service shop foreman on 7/9 confirmed that they were able to recreate the AT Oil temp light condition, but in doing so must have killed the tranny. Was told that they wanted no responsibility, and to have my RAV4 towed, since it was now hemorrhaging AT fluid, to the shop that did the drain/fill! The guy was almost screaming at me, and I simply asked to speak to the Svc or Dealer manager, but of course they weren't available. I said I drove my non-leaking vehicle in, and now I need to tow it away, and you want to offer me no help even though I own a Platinum warranty, nice.
I opened up a case file with Toyota at 1-800-331-4331, and also did get in touch with the Gen. Mgr. of the dealership. He was very courteous and told me he would get back to me when he has the details, and gets the case file. He also did tell me that he was in a difficult position between me and the warranty company, since they don't necessarily do what the dealer asks, but only what they deem acceptable. We shall see what happens. Things are moving forward, but the outcome is still very much in the air.
#4681 of 4693 Re: 2006 RAV4 LTD Transmission Issues [hashedz]
Jul 12, 2010 (8:58 am)
wow.. well i warned you to take your car out of there, but you didn't listen. Now you have a transmission destroyed by them. You were already warned what would happen since you're dealing with morons. Oh sure I have more advice, but i doubt you'd actually listen to it. GET YOURSELF AN ATTORNEY! simple! you're going to need one! But you probably will go on and on about your problems with this dealership and how they still can't fix your car without realizing they're morons. Or actually listening to how Toyota will string you along but eventually try and get you to pay 1/3 of the repair, etc.. But guess some people just like to complain and dont really want to fix things.
so good luck to you and your saga. oh and if you missed it.. GET YOURSELF AN ATTORNEY!
#4682 of 4693 Re: 2006 RAV4 LTD Transmission Issues [mark19]
Jul 12, 2010 (1:57 pm)
Sounds like you work for that dealership. Thanks for sounding like a nasty auto service tech. I was basically posting for the sake of others in my situation who may be facing the same sad reality.
I do have a question for ya though: What makes you so sure any other Toyota dealership would actually want to help me when the one that sold me my car is trying very hard not to?
#4683 of 4693 Re: 2006 RAV4 LTD Transmission Issues [hashedz]
Jul 12, 2010 (4:03 pm)
auto tech? so let me get this straight.. you're attacking me now calling me names when you're the person who refused to take it out of the hands of someone who didn't even know your vehicle? And now you're defending a place that destroyed your transmission? that is insane. wow.. i dont think you get to attack me at all. Im sorry I even tried to help you.. with your kind of apathy no wonder your car is in the shape it is. Dont worry I wont try and help someone like yourself again. you attack others when the dealership is the one that DESTROYED your car.
have fun with your car, if this story is even true.. you won't get another response out of me, you don't deserve one.
#4684 of 4693 Re: 2006 RAV4 LTD Transmission Issues [mark19]
Jul 13, 2010 (6:52 am)
Get it straight, the dealer helped ruin my car by refusing to listen to their customer, me. I realize that lots of folks that take their cars in for service know very little about such things, but with a bit of internet research you can find out quite a bit about your cars inner workings and problems that arise.
The dealer mechanics are supposed to be trained to deal specifically with the cars they sell, so telling me they don't know how to service my vehicle is a ridiculous notion. My particular problem is due to the dealer not wanting to fix my vehicle on their dime due to it being covered under warranty. They did make the problem worse after I dropped it off by trying to recreate the AT Oil lamp condition, and you would think they would start to believe what I was telling them all along, but no, that isn't their stance. I have a case open, and have spoken to the dealer mgr, and we will see how this plays out. Maybe I should have towed it to another dealer if only due to the way my dealer has treated me, but I have faith that the open case file with Toyota of America will help.
#4685 of 4693 Problems with Toyota 2006 RAV4
Jul 13, 2010 (9:56 am)
I am experiencing issue with my Toyota 2006 RAV4. I bought this car brand new and currently have 26,000 Miles.
Vsc/traction and check engine light (orange lights) click on after about 5-10 sec turning on the car. My car has been at the Toyota’s dealer where I purchased it 3 times for same issue in last 3 weeks and at this point it needs to go back again since issue is still there. When First time these lights came on 3 weeks ago I took it to the dealer and they run computer check. They told me it said something about the exhaust and when they checked my car one of the two kat converter was burned. I asked was that unusual for car in shape as mine and so little mileage on it, they said it normal and it happens from bad fuel. I by fuel at different locations but most of the time Shell since it’s close by, but I would not know if this is true or not since I do not know anything about the car except how to drive. I am female accountant who does not understand car structure. They said fixing price runs $600-$800 and they needed to order this part. However, they told me that car was safe to drive. I left their shop my lights where off. I was waiting to hear from them when part comes in to take my car so that they can change this kat converter they said was burned. When two days later my lights came on I took my car to the different dealer just to be checked for it issue. This dealer told me that his computer shows that I have issue with Evaporative Emission Control System Malfunction and they were unable to find any issues with my kat converter. I was advice to take my car back to the same dealer that originally looked into the car. I took car back to same dealer again and this time I was told that I do not have issue with Kat Converter and all sensors are working properly. No issue with the car at all. Took it home and two days later same lights come on. I am about to take my car back to the dealer after work today and I was hoping to find more about this issue so that I can present to the dealer what issue might be. I am becoming really frustrated with the dealer. I think they know what the problem is as well as solution, but they are just running me around so I can keep coming back and they keep charging their fee. I cannot believe this is an issue again and the part that is the greatest problem to me is that the vsc does not work, and the four wheel drive as well when these lights click on
#4687 of 4693 Re: Problems with Toyota 2006 RAV4 [hkak0129]
Sep 23, 2011 (3:32 pm)
i have the same problem with my toyota 2006 RAV 4...can you please tell me how you solved your problem?
#4688 of 4693 Re: Problems with Toyota 2006 RAV4 [tuba06]
Sep 23, 2011 (5:23 pm)
GET RID OF IT! The condenser on my AC broke in 2009 (while under warranty) and was told I was impatient - not waiting long enough to blow the hot air out - it gets damn hot here in the summer and I am no idiot but I didn't have the time to deal with it so I ignored it, in 2010 when I had roughly 60,000 miles on it I noticed the transmission was acting up so I took it in the shop and mentioned AGAIN that something was wrong with the AC. Now, the warrenty ran out at 55k so of course they found an issue with the AC but it took them 4 days to diagnose an issue with the transmission. Long story short I picked my car up and promptly went to a NON TOYOTA dealership and traded it in. Honestly, I like my new car MUCH better, it's bigger, gets better gas mileage and I can haul a lot more stuff in it. I personally went to Ford and got the Edge and I LOVE IT!!!! I've had it over a year now and already have 26,000 miles on it with NO ISSUES (knock on wood)!
#4689 of 4693 Replace Alternator
Oct 03, 2011 (6:45 pm)
Has anyone had to replace the alternator on their 2006 Rav4? Ours just went along with the battery. Is 5 years expected life for the alternator? What is a rough estimate on cost to replace? Thanks.