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#125 of 182 Re: 2006 RAV 4 oil consumption
Jun 18, 2013 (10:24 am)
I am so glad I located this post. I am having the same issue with my 06 Rav4 with 4 cylinders. They did the last oil consumption test over the weekend and told me I need to rebuild my engine. They also mentioned that upgraded parts were recommended but that it wasn't a recall so it was my option if I wanted to do that instead. My vehicle already has 105000 miles so I am no longer under any type of warranty. I'm still waiting for a call on a price for all of this. I will be going to nhtsa.gov website to file a complaint about this as well.
#126 of 182 Re: 2006 RAV 4 oil consumption [joyspr13]
Jun 20, 2013 (11:58 am)
We are nearing 100K miles (08 Rav4), so we're out of warranty as well. The dealership I'd been dealing with quoted me $3,400 for the Technical Service Bulletin repair. I said 'no thanks'. So, now I buy oil by the 5 quart jug and check and refill as necessary. Pain in the rear end.
I filed my complaint with NHTSA, but I'm not expecting anything other than owning my last Toyota.
#127 of 182 Re: Oil consumption & TSBs [mag75]
Jun 28, 2013 (7:39 am)
I have 88,000 miles on my 2007 Rav4 and it burns through a quart of oil every 15000 miles. It's just barely out of warranty. I will call the National Traffic and Safety Administration. Thanks for the tip. My mechanic said we could try a lighter-weight oil before replacing the engine. : (
Do I have to replace the whole engine? Is it worth it?
#128 of 182 Re: 2006 RAV 4 oil consumption [jinnie]
Jul 03, 2013 (8:37 pm)
Hi Folks, update on my 2007 Toyota Rav 4 oil burn issue
I have 59K miles on it, The car is still under 7 yr 75k mile platinum service warranty.
Earlier Woburn Toyota MA had made me do 5 consumption tests in spite of the extended warranty and rejected me that the burn is all within manufacturer limits.
This time I took it to Lexington Toyota MA - they did the test and my car burnt 1.3 Quats of oil in 1116 miles. The dealer was fair and allowed me to personally supervise the oil change and the final check as well.
The dealer agreed that there is an a problem and asked me to drop the car next week. Meanwhile I called Toyota they still would not promise coverage, They said the dealer needs to open the engine and only if it is found to be a covered issue, if so toyota will cover else I will be responsible for the engine tear down charges !.
I went ahead and gave the car to Lexington Toyota, they gave me a loaner car and got my engine fixed in 3 days - The pistons, piston rings, piston pins, connecting bearings, valve assembly, gaskets & etc were replaced.
Everything was covered under Extended Warranty and I didnt have to pay anything. The service adviser told that I was lucky because my car was still under warranty and the oil burn level is just above the tipping point and I pulled the right stings by talking to the right decision makers the Service Manager and Toyota Extended Care warranty people.
After the fix the engine now feels softer, The dealer has asked me to bring the car back after 1200 miles to make sure the prob is fixed once for all. The the job also comes with a 12k mile warranty on the engine.
Though I got the Engine fixed under warranty, I still believe Toyota should have done a recall.
for folks out there, if you are still under extended warranty and have this issue, try taking the car to multiple dealers, Some Large Dealers ( like Woburn Toyota MA) are reluctant do do the job and do to turn this down citing some or other reason.
When you have to do a consumption test, make sure you are there to supervise both during oil fill and verification at the end of 1200 miles. Oil should be filled only to the max level mark, not above it - do not give away the keys for the dealer check. Preferably use your own oil ( I took my own 5w20 mobil 1 synthetic oil for the oil change) - this will help avoid any foul play by the dealer, they may use 5w30 or other high viscosity oil and hide the issue.
#131 of 182 Re: 2006 RAV 4 oil consumption [javatechie]
Jul 05, 2013 (6:40 am)
Speaking of higher viscosity oil, would it be advisable to use 5w30 during the warmer months (I live in Ohio) to help minimize oil loss? I'm adding a quart of 5w20 approx. every 1,000 miles and wondered if I could get away with using 5w30 during the summer and not have to keep pouring so much oil into it.
#132 of 182 i too have the oil problem . we need to file a class action lawsuit. we
Jul 24, 2013 (7:16 pm)
i too have the same problem. we need to contact the news media and reveal to the media and newspaper to report and write an investigative story. but we all need to get together and provide facts. it is only a matter of time before something tragic will happen,
#133 of 182 Re: i too have the oil problem . we need to file a class action lawsuit. we [berto63]
Jul 25, 2013 (3:32 am)
I tried the local news route and they only responded with all the recommendations I already tried (I wrote to the Attorney General, The BBB, JD Powers and The NHTSA). The most disappointing thing I realized was that with all the vehicles that are involved in this design flaw (tens of thousands), the number on this message board complaining (132 to date) is insignificant in comparison. This is to say that some owners are probably getting better customer service than I did. I hold the dealership partially responsible for not supporting my claim against Toyota.
I have exhausted every avenue and in the end, I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER TOYOTA! I also work for a company that references manufacturing philosophies described in the "Toyota Way Field Book" where they describe the customer as the key to success (Bull-sh**).
#134 of 182 Engine oil problem 2007 Rav 4
Aug 09, 2013 (5:26 pm)
At first I thought that it was just my bad luck, but apparently Toyota is shadey as hell. I too have experienced the engine oil consumption issue with my 4 cylinder 2007 Rav 4. My Rav has done 116,000 and the engine completely ran out of oil on a recent drive. I had to pull over and have the car towed! They now are telling me that it's going to cost $7,000 to fix the engine. I get my car serviced regularly, never saw a leak, and last had it serviced at appropriate interval- never missed a servicing! The dealer refuses to help, refuses to listen, and we even went to the Toyota headquarters-- Nothing!!! My family has always owned Toyotas and my parents each have a Prius. WE ARE DONE!! I'm filing a complaint with the NHTSA, BBB, JD Powers, gonna blast them on Yelp, and do everything I can to ruin their rep. Of course I'm just one person, I'm definitely in for a Class Action Lawsuit, but how? Any ideas?