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#89 of 117 transmission trouble...2001
Jan 30, 2012 (1:22 pm)
So, the transmission on my 2001 RAV4 seems to have gone out- Only has 81,000 on it...but now is 11 years old...so just a few months out of warranty...but my question is this...would I be covered under the settlement/ enhanced warranty? The website says "Toyota will continue to provide a warranty enhancement to any class member for a period of 10 years or 150,000 miles from the class vehicles in service date, whichever occurs first..." Today would technically be my "in service date" as I brought the vehicle in this morning...no? Help anyone?
#91 of 117 Re: transmission trouble...2001 [daisychain]
Jan 30, 2012 (5:59 pm)
Oh I feel so sorry for you. I saved money by having my transmission rebuilt. The transmission shop owner told me to get the ECM fixed before I drive it. However, two Toyota dealers says that without the error code they cannot replace the ECM. Since they are the only ones who can touch the ECM, I am SOL. Between tows, rental cars and transmission rebuild I am into this for over $4,000 and now am faced with the transmission at risk because the dealer will NOT replace the ECM, even though I offered to pay for it. The corporate office said they would NOT pay for any of the transmission repairs or the ECM. I will submit my transmission repair bill along with my story to the Class Action Lawsuit which stays open until 2014. That's the only chance I have to get my money back.
#92 of 117 Re: ECM FREE FIX. [cougar93]
Feb 14, 2012 (5:21 am)
I read your post and was wondering how to go about getting a check on my 2002 RAV4's transmission. I was just told by a reputable transmission company that I needed a new transmission.
My car started bucking and gasping for gas everytime I slowed and excellerated or came to a complete stop. I immediately took it to my mechanic who had the pan dropped and transmission checked. But to no avail; I was told it was shot & needed to be replaced.
I have been checking online for any information about recalls on this make & model (RAV4 2002).
Can you give me any help ?
#93 of 117 Consdering Buying a 2002 RAV4
Mar 21, 2012 (5:37 am)
I have an opportunity to purchase a 2002 RAV4 with 57,500 miles on it. The dealership has confirmed that the engine control module was reprogrammed in August 2007. According to the Carfax, the vehicle has been driven for more than 20,000 miles since that repair. Is this enough to ensure that I will not experience these transmission issues or is it possible that I could still experience them? Please let me know, as I am really interested in purchasing this vehicle. Thank you.
#94 of 117 Re: Keep this in mind [fbf1248]
Mar 27, 2012 (1:49 pm)
i have a 202 RAV 4 - how do I find out if it's still under warranty
#95 of 117 Re: Keep this in mind [mpgrigsby]
Mar 27, 2012 (4:06 pm)
10 years or 150,000 miles. I had 10.4 years at 71,000 miles.
#96 of 117 Anyone gotten a settlement outside of the warranty period?
Apr 20, 2012 (5:57 pm)
My 01 Rav4, 72000 miles is awesome, always has been. I took it to trade up to a Tacoma and when they test drove it, found a clunk when putting it in reverse. I was astonished. I had done the recall for the computer a couple years ago, asymptomatic. Why, the day I go to trade it in, do we find a problem....?
So my question is, after consulting the Rav4ECMsettlement.com and listening to the frequently asked questions from the toll-free line.... How long is it taking to get reimbursed? I haven't actually gotten it fixed yet, but is sounds like I have to fork out a lot of money!
#98 of 117 Re: Anyone gotten a settlement outside of the warranty period? [sunstar9211]
Sep 25, 2012 (4:59 pm)
Update: I traded my Rav4 in with the broken transmission back in May 2012, they gave me $9985 trade in for it toward a new Tacoma, I was/am overly satisfied!