Last post on Jun 28, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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Toyota RAV4, Audio, SUV
#403 of 404 Off the subject
Jun 05, 2009 (8:04 am)
Purchased a used limited, 4cyl, last month (35K miles). My first tank was 28mpg which I thought wrong (no way, Jose'..) and went over it 9 times... Second fill-up 24.7 - same miles, road, etc.Ok - I can live with that.. (I drive close to 1600 miles/mth) Third fill resulted in the 24.7 again.
First tank was compliments of wind I thought? Then I realized after I babied it the first week I went back to my normal terror driving - 75-78 mph. Slowed down last week and got the 28 mpg back.
Nice auto, no complaints yet except all the Space Shuttle electronics scare me to death if something breaks....
#404 of 404 Re: VSC and Check Engine Light [wwest]
Jun 28, 2009 (8:08 am)
Thanks a lot wwest for your post as I had the same problem with my 2007 Rav4. I notice that the CEL light first came on, and then the VSC, and then the 4wd. When the CEL light came on I checked the gas cap (as per the Toyota manual, imagine that), and it was loose but was worried since the VSC and 4WD lights came on, which the manual doesnt mention, so thanks for the above. Also I had driven 140 miles since the last fill up, but I was at above 7000' which improved my mileage by about 10-5%. It took 200 miles until the light went out. Also the autozone guys were very helpful as the code read EVAP leak and sensor malfunction. Cheaper than having a dealer replace a "faulty" sensor...