Last post on Dec 07, 2013 at 6:22 PM
You are in the Toyota RAV4
What is this discussion about?
Toyota RAV4, SUV
#131 of 178 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 178 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 178 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 178 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?
#135 of 178 Re: 2006 RAV 4 oil consumption [joyspr13]
Aug 12, 2013 (6:34 am)
It is concerning that there are so many of us having this issue. I purchased my Rav4 in 2006 and everything has gone well until about 100,000 miles. Then the oil consumption has gone to heck in a hand basket. Thank all of you for posting though,it does help to know Im not crazy and can read an oil stick correctly.
#137 of 178 2007 RAV4 Oil Consumption Victim
Aug 23, 2013 (11:20 am)
I have a 2007 RAV4 with 98K. On my way to work I noticed the oil light on when I braked. Thought it was just a faulty switch or sensor. Went to the dealer to have them look at it. They said there was 1 qt of oil in the engine. The looked in their records to see that I was there 2 months ago (1800 miles). They filled it and did the oil consumption test. After 3 tests, they found I am burning about 1qt every 1300 miles). Called Toyota...nothing. Called the Dealer...they said it is Toyota's call since it falls withing their acceptable range for oil loss. I am at 104K now and carry 4 qts of oil. This not my idea of a reliable car.
#138 of 178 Highlander, oil consumption test
Sep 04, 2013 (2:00 pm)
I have 85,000 on my 2008 Toyota Highlander
Just under 4,000 miles after the last oil change, my light flickered on the panel, hard to read, but my husband finally saw it the next day. It said it was low oil pressure, so I brought it in the next day. They said I was 5 quarts low! We did two oil consumption tests and at the 2nd 1,000 check they said I had an issue. My husband didn't believe it so now I am at the second dealer where I bought the car and I am starting on my 2nd check, cause I was down a quart just under 1,000 miles. I am under extended warranty but you know how that can go. After paying the deductible and them trying to decide what and who should pay what, I get stuck with a bill. I was mowed over by Ford with the 2004 diesel engine and I am not going to get mowed over on this car. I will check back and let you all know what happens next.
#139 of 178 toyota rav 4 2007 used alot of oil
Sep 11, 2013 (5:10 am)
toyota rav 4 back in aug my wife was driving home and the oil lite came on for a split second then went off .next the engine shut off .my wife called me and i met up with her ,and checked the oil and no oil in motor .i put 4 qts of oil in the engine still no help the engine made a loud noise and we had it towed back home .i contacted toyota and filled a complaint no responce back .conformed moter was done ,called several mechanics on motor replacement cost me out of pocket $4200 plus $1000 install .if anyone could send me leads to contact or emaill address and numbers i like to fight them from toyota to get my money back for this big mess out of pocket ,toyota needs to repay everyone that is going through the same thing .i did do some research early today and did find on this website toyota had a lawsuite back in 2001 louisanait was posted on message43 back in early 2001 for oil sludgebuildup class action suite in state court louisana
#140 of 178 Re: toyota rav 4 2007 used alot of oil [scott269]
Sep 11, 2013 (11:02 am)
Scott, The oil sludge problem was a different failure mode. I believe the fix is what ended up causing the 2007 2AZ-FE engine problems. The design change from 2006 to 2007 includes a reduction in piston ring thickness and a change in the piston shape that effected the compression ratio.
The technical service bulletin (T-SB-0094-11) issued in August 2011 has to do with oil consumption. The corrective action, if the vehicle fails the allowable consumption rate of 1 qt in 1200 miles, is to replace the pistons and rings (essentially undoing what the design change was).
Start with Toyota Customer Service 1 (800) 331-4331 (They will most likely say they know nothing about this issue). keep insisting that they do something to help you. I went as far as sending a letter directly to the president of Toyota residing in Japan (Mr. Akio Toyoda) and received a letter to contact the Toyota Motor Sales Executive Offices in Torrance CA. (310-468-2442). Be persistent and hopefully you'll get something. I didn't but if enough people contact them, maybe they'll give a little.