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#1 of 823 Oil Filter Location 2006 RAV4?
May 01, 2006 (4:44 pm)
I've reach the 1600 mile mark and decided to change the oil for the first time. I have looked all over the place but have absolutely no idea where the oil filter is located. Is there anyone who can identify where it is?
#2 of 823 Oil Usage first 1600 Miles--Manual: uses up 1.1 qt/600 miles??? RAV 4 2006
May 07, 2006 (1:06 pm)
If you have gone 1600 miles, did your RAV 4 use any oil? The owner's manual mentions that it can use up to 1.1 qut/600 miles and wonder if that is only during break-in, or for the life of the vehicle! I have driven 350 miles and do notice the oil level is down to between the high and low mark.
Also, do we check the oil level with a warm engine or cold? That was a cold check, so maybe with a warm engine, it would be up to the top.
#3 of 823 Brand of 5W 30 oil to use for RAV 4 V6 (2006)?
May 07, 2006 (1:08 pm)
My dealer could not tell me for sure the brand of oil to use--and, since it could use up to 1.1 qt/600 miles, thought I ought to have an extra quart along--so is the oil that comes from the factory the same as the regular 5W 30 that the dealer would use to do an oil change?
#4 of 823 Steering Wheel Lock--does it?
May 07, 2006 (7:17 pm)
I am used to, after turning off my vehicle, in Park, taking key out of ignition for the steering wheel to "lock" into position, but my RAV 4 V6 4x4 does not do that--is this normal?
#5 of 823 Downshift and brake fade issues
May 08, 2006 (7:03 am)
I've had this SUV for about three months now and I'm not at all happy with it. The break fade seems to have gotten better now that it is broken in, but the breaks would fade even during the first hard breaking in warm dry weather. So much so, I thought I would not get the vehicle stopped in a couple of situations. I don't drive fast either and I have not noticed this issue on any of the last few cars I've had or the other cars I have now. Anyone else have this or know what could be causing this?
The other issues is downshifting. Lack of downshift has happened twice now when I was going about 10 MPH and tried to pull into the next lane. The SUV stays in the higher gear even with my entire strength pressing the accelerator to the floor, even when I slam it to the floor several times. Anyone else have this or know what could be causing this?
It seems Edmunds won't post my review of the Rav4 outlining this. I'm not sure why, but I can't believe I'm the only one with these issues.
#6 of 823 Re: Downshift and brake fade issues [bob777]
by steve_ HOST
May 08, 2006 (7:33 am)
It seems Edmunds won't post my review of the Rav4 outlining this
When did you submit the review? They are reviewed for content (profanity, spam, etc.) so they don't get posted immediately.
Other owners -- please take a few minutes to write your own review.
#7 of 823 kjtg
May 08, 2006 (9:23 am)
Over 4000 miles and no oil used yet.
#8 of 823 Re: Downshift and brake fade issues [steve_]
May 08, 2006 (5:00 pm)
I submitted it a several days ago. There was no profanity or spam. Not sure why it was not posted. I suppose I should try again, perhaps I hit the wrong key.