Last post on Oct 30, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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Toyota RAV4, Car Warranties, SUV
#112 of 117 Re: Rav 4 Transmission [natravioli]
Oct 04, 2013 (1:27 pm)
I'm sorry. You didn't say how many miles you had on it. I'd just be interested in knowing that if you want to tell me. The RAV4 transmission is controlled by a thing they call the ECM, Electronic Control Module. According to my research, a faulty computer program is responsible for the transmission failures before their time is up. Supposedly, Toyota sent out a Recall notice but I never got one. I hope your repairs are only $2,000. After spending more than that, the same thing happened and Toyota said it's not the ECM. I am sticking to my story, "I think it was the ECM".
#113 of 117 Re: Rav 4 Transmission [donewithtoyo]
Oct 06, 2013 (1:09 am)
I have a 2011 Rev 4WD and was wondering if maybe u could tell me what years are affected by this poor programing or ECM problem?? My 2011 4WD Limited 2.5 to be exact. I hate to say it............mt tranny has been acting up in the past two weeks or so. It only happens on hills at slow speeds so far. I live at the very top of a mountain, 12,082 feet above sea level, and here lately it shifts really hard, only after seeming to be slipping or bumped into neutral. Although I`m no Master Mechanic by fair, I do however, understand the basics of an automobile, but let me tell u something right now!! This Rev is something else when it comes to diagnose of problems!! Like why mine makes an offal roar, roar, roar, roar, coming from the front end that gets louder and faster as speed increases. Sounds really terrible I`d say and I want it fixed...............just tell me the source of the noise and stand back cause I`m bout to make something happin!!
#114 of 117 Re: Rav 4 Transmission [mr_fixit1]
Oct 06, 2013 (7:14 am)
2001-2003......but.........read the posts! Toyota has not been forth coming in advising of problems......though mine is a 2002 it only has 87k on it...a drop in the bucket for a Toyota....or at least should be!
#115 of 117 Re: Rav 4 Transmission [donewithtoyo]
Oct 16, 2013 (12:10 pm)
My car has 144,000 miles on it. Like I said, it's been a great car. I am a little upset with the transmission shop. They've had the car since 10/7 - very slow but today i was told they ordered an ECM so the price just jumped to $2300. I reminded him that I mentioned that part also when i turned the car over to him.
Oh well i will be very happy to get my little Rav back. We'll see how she performs then.
#116 of 117 rav trans
Oct 30, 2013 (1:21 pm)
My girlfriend has an 02 rav4 with 203000 miles on it. It started to make a buzzing noise from under the hood a month or so ago. I work at a GM shop and thought it was the P/S pump making noise, wasn't to worried about it until she called me and couldn't get it to go forward or reverse. No check engine light or codes stored in the ecm. Toyota says the trans is out needs a new one. They don't think the ecm is bad. When she bought this it it had 140000 on it and she had the ecm and tranny replaced then. They won't back it up with 60000 on the reman they put in 4 years ago. Do you guys think with it already having a reman ecm from toyota in it, should we have it sent in and rebuilt again?