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#12 of 117 Re: 2001 Rav4 transmission trouble [kirbyv]
Sep 15, 2008 (5:32 pm)
Sorry to hear about your RAV4 transmission problem! I had the help of the service manager at the dealership with getting Toyota to fix it, but it was definitely a battle. He dealt with Toyota directly, and I went back and forth with the extended warranty company, as I bought mine as a Certified Used vehicle and they covered the initial tow for the problem (before the warranty expired).
If it helps, here's the code it was throwing: P0770 for solonoid malfunction. I was certain I'd find others with bad transmissions to make my case that it's a known defect in the car, but as it turned out I didn't have to research too much because they agreed to fix it. I was lucky- it died the first time the day before the extended warranty expired, and since the dealer who eventually fixed it could make the case that it was the same problem, they covered it.
I wish you luck, the process was NOT fun- took weeks, lots of phone calls, and plenty of stress to get it worked out.
#13 of 117 RAV4 and Internal Engine Control Module” failure.
Mar 22, 2009 (10:48 am)
RAV4 and Internal Engine Control Module” failure.
My RAV4 2003 (100K miles) actually kicks out of gear on re-acceleration, for stoplights, and heavy stop and go traffic situations.
It revs up to about 2000 rpm before it engages when I accelerate to proceed.
The dealer told me that it was the “Internal Engine Control Module” CODES P0755 and PI760. To replace that module costs 1200 dollars.
My question is:
Can I get that module and install myself?
If yes, where I can get that part and the instructions to install it?
Any help is appreciated, because with the economic downturn of the economy is difficult to pocket out 1200 dollars and I would like to do it myself.
#15 of 117 Re: RAV4 and Internal Engine Control Module” failure. [marcomeneses]
Mar 28, 2009 (5:52 am)
hey i have the same problem with the trans. you neet to go to www.ebay.com ( type in search toyota rav4 ecm than search for ( Engine computer 2000-2003 Toyota Rav4 ECM, ECU REPAIR 0 Bids $390.00
$400.00 6d 18h 46m ) this guy can help you
#16 of 117 Re: RAV4 and Internal Engine Control Module” failure. [toyotasuck]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 28, 2009 (8:02 am)
I just heard about this:
Reports of Toyota RAV4 gearbox woes mount as owner anger grows (Autoblog)
"Long story short, owners are miffed that Toyota has internally confirmed the issue (a TSB was issued to dealers in March of 2006), but has failed to notify consumers who are facing costly repair bills to replace transmissions when all many needed was a simple electronic module."
#18 of 117 Re: 2001-2005 RAV4 with ECM/Transmission problems [melody11]
Sep 02, 2009 (9:34 am)
Does anyone know when, what year, the RAV4 went to DBW, E-throttle. That was the technique Toyota used in an attempt to fix this same problem, seemingly, with the RX330.
Flawed transaxle design modifications incorporated in the early RX was migrated to other FWD vehicles within just a few years.
#19 of 117 Re: 2001-2005 RAV4 with ECM/Transmission problems [melody11]
Sep 04, 2009 (2:56 pm)
I used to love my RAV4 until it died with only 107,000 miles on it. I took meticulous care of it only to have the transmission fail due to the defective design that Toyota has been aware of for more than three years. This has been one of the most stressful experiences of my life. Toyota on the national and local levels has been awful to deal with. These cars are very dangerous; the transmissions are failing at an alarming rate; and the fact that Toyota has chosen to do nothing about it, leaving us all with the risk of injury or death, is mindblowing.
Please complain to the NHTSA and FTC. These cars are very dangerous.
HATE the RAV4!
#20 of 117 Re: RAV4 and Internal Engine Control Module” failure. [toyotasuck]
Sep 17, 2009 (11:29 am)
I have a 2003 toyota rave4 no car payment. my mother who passed away help me buy it and she said if she dies i have no more payments.
She passed away and i dont want no more car payment headackes however, I will never purchase a toyota again. The news article in newyorktimes they need to own up to this. the situation hey new about and it can cause accidents i almost caused 2.
OMG. ITS happening to me too and i am mad as well. TOYOTA Stevens CREEK isn't doing anything about it. They want me to take my car to them to charge me 130plus to look at it and I have a mechanic he takes care of my car. instead of the rip off dealers.
I am so damn mad. My car has been away from me 5 weeks
I am trying to find a rebuilt ecm or a new ecm for 600 where can i go? Please call. my mechanic rebuilt the transmission for $1500. I been his customer for 10yrs