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#5 of 32 Re: Should I get the extended warranty plan on the Rav4? [newfy2]
Sep 13, 2007 (2:27 pm)
I hate to say it, but I would... but moreso out of paranoia than anything. Unfortunately, this vehicle (which is my second Toyota) does not at all live up to the reliability that it is generally stereotyped to have. Thus far I've had the following problems with my 2007 V6 4WD limited with ~7300 miles on the clock:
1) Display on the radio spazzes out and goes nuts at random
2) Knocking in the front end when making turns.
3) Transmission/throttle control trying to hunt for gears while cruise control is activated.
4) Clunking in the transmission when shifting to drive and when vehicle downshifts
5) At times, the vehicle bucks back and forth during normal operation and cruising at 50mph.
6) Ceiling falls down when driving with the sun roof open.
7) Fog lamps quit operating after 4K miles
8) Unexplained humming noise apparent after vehicle is first turned on.
9) Extreme throttle lag (which apparently is normal operation, but is extremely dangerous when attempting to make emergency maneuvers)
Considering the fact that I haven't even had this thing one year and it's given me this much grief, I don't see how it could make it to five years without something much more major going wrong.
Toyota is not the company that it was in the 90s. As I said, this is my second Toyota, with a 2000 Corolla being the other. Both have given me grief, while the two Hondas I had (01 Prelude and 05 RSX) didn't display such ridiculous behavior not once within a one year time frame.
#7 of 32 Re: Should I get the extended warranty plan on the Rav4? [newfy2]
Sep 16, 2007 (5:42 pm)
You don't need to decide extended warranty when buying the new car. You have lots of time to shop around. The timing is buy it in 1 month before the standard warranty runs out.
Try google search : toyota extended warranty and you would find one with better discount. Dealer's bread & butter on financing, deal add-on options (rust proof, fabric protection), extended warranty, alarm & remote starters.
Oct 26, 2007 (10:26 am)
I investigated and decided that the Toyota quality has continued to go down hill since I got my 02 Camry. There are whole threads on the topic on another website I can not mention here. Here are some deatils, call and find out for your self....I bought mine from this person.....I am not affiliated with him nor is he even in my state. He was reccomended in that other forum and after investigation he had the best price when I got one for our 06 RAV purchased new.
A friend tipped me off to Troy Dietrich of Toyota of Greenfield in Greenfield, MA. He offers Toyota’s warranty heavily discounted. I purchased the above warranty for $805. I sent him a copy of my vehicle registration (to verify the VIN) and a statement indicating the current mileage. This warranty can be purchased anytime during the initial 3 yr / 36k period. BTW, one week later I received the official paperwork directly from Toyota, so it’s all on the up-and-up!
Here’s Troy’s e-mail response to me when I first contacted him.
I am currently offering the Toyota Platinum 7 yr / 100,000 mile Extra Care plan w/ $0 deductible for $805.00 on the Rav4, which is the longest plan available in both years and mileage.
Most of the details on the Extra Care plans can be found directly at Toyota's website at the following link, including all the various terms and options available, just let me know if you would like a quote on a different plan.
#9 of 32 Re: I got a warranty [andrelaplume]
Oct 29, 2007 (10:28 am)
Would you mind posting his email address? I would like to follow up with him about this!
#10 of 32 Re: I got a warranty [kbronke]
Oct 29, 2007 (12:53 pm)
Would you mind posting his email address?
You can exchange that information via email. We prefer that third party email addresses not be posted in the Forums because the third party may not want their email posted here and because it may be used for soliciting business.
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#12 of 32 Bogus Extended Warranty for RAV 4 - What are my rights?!?
May 11, 2008 (9:33 pm)
One year ago, my husband and I purchased a 2007 RAV 4 from a local Toyota dealership. At the same time, we also "purchased" what we thought was a Toyota-backed extended warranty. Just as a bit of a background, we were first-time car buyers and in a high-stress situation as my husband had nearly gotten killed in a car accident just a week before (that is why we were purchasing a new car) and I was 7 months pregnant at the time.
Just yesterday (more than one year later) we finally received the information on the warranty after asking the dealership for some kind of copy of the warranty agreement. We never had received anything from the dealership or from Toyota, and we thought it was a bit strange that we had absolutely no info on the warranty. Turns out that they had accidentally placed our copy in their files.
Well, lo and behold - it's not even a Toyota extended warranty! It's some kind of third-party agreement, and we never even signed the actual agreement (if we had seen this form, then we would've realized that it's not through Toyota).
Suffice it to say that I am extremely angry and feel that my husband and I were tricked and taken advantage of given our situation at the time.
What are our rights? We never agreed to this over-priced, "bogus" extended warranty, and we've been paying interest on it for a year now. Also, we will get charged a cancellation fee (and who knows what else) if we cancel it.
We did sign a general motor vehicle agreement form that states "Toyota service contract" and the price of the warranty contract. But we never signed the actual warranty agreement.
The person we dealt with was fired/quit.
What are our rights?!? Any advice or help is greatly appreciated. I want to be really prepared this time before talking with the finance manager about this mess.
Thank you, and apologies for the long post...
Jun 13, 2008 (12:26 pm)
many times these things have a buy back protection clause since the car comes with 3/36 anyway...its usually prorated. I would proceed to attempt to get you r $$$$ back and Buy a Toyota Platinum Plus zero deductible warranty. IT NEED NOT BE PURCHASED WHERE YOU BOUT THE CAR. Toyota of Greenfield (I think - Google it) was selling them at a great price. We bought a 7/100K warranty for around $700. The dealer originally wanted $1400! Good Luck.
#14 of 32 lifetime warranty
Jun 21, 2008 (7:46 pm)
I'm awiating delivery of a 4x4 v6 limited from Stevenson Toyota, Jacksonville NC. They provide an unlimited powertrain warranty with every new car. For $1600, you can get a lifetime bumper 2 bumper warranty. There is a $100 deductible. Sounds good to me. I still have a week or so to think it over. Can't buy it after I take delivery.