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#57 of 176 MY 2006 Rav4 is also buring engine oil
Oct 02, 2012 (7:50 am)
I noticed the probem when it had 70K miles on it, and when I found out the oil stick only got the tip wet, i went to NTB, and they told me my engine is about to fail soon, so I'd better sell before the value crushed to 1/3 of a working car, what a jerk. Then, I went to firestone, the tech told me although only the tip is wet, it should still have 2 qts remaining, so that's kind of relief for me. So I had firestone put in 5 quarts of high mileage engine oil, and it is about another 3000 miles now, and the oil level is at the minimun mark, now i read this thread, there has to be a class action against Toyota. 2006 Toyota uses camery's engine, if there's a class action filed in Luisiana in 2007, the 2006 toyota has to be eligible, but anyways, what is the procedure to file a class action, and we need to do this fast before the engines crush
#58 of 176 2008 Rav4 4 cylinder, Toronto, Canada
Oct 05, 2012 (12:18 pm)
I got 2008 Rav4, 4 cylinder engine and only about 71 000 km.
Car is still under warranty for another week !
During my last summer trip , this car burned 2 L / 700 km.
Currently running through 4th oil consumption test with Toyota dealer.
On first test it burned 1 L per 1600 km.
Last time it burned 0.5L / 800 km.
Toyota Canada states that the 'Industry standard' is 1.5 L / 1500 km.
So technically speaking they can do nothing.
Thinking about arbitration and court case if nothing is done,
will decide soon.
#59 of 176 Continued from message #54
Oct 17, 2012 (5:32 am)
Update to case mentioned in message #54. My 1K miles test returned 0.8 quart consumtpion, which is within the limit. But my VIN was listed in their service bulletin. They kept my case pending for two days in discussion with the head office. Finally, they worked out with HO and and they got the approval. I got my car back yesterday after the fix. It costs around 4,500 for the fix if I had to pay. They also provided me with rental car for two weeks. (Wolfchase Toyota, Cordova, TN). Hope everything fixed.
#60 of 176 Re: Continued from message #54 [rishya]
Oct 17, 2012 (6:44 am)
Yes, mines was repaired but I had to purchase an extended warranty which covered it. They also gave me a rental car for two weeks. I should have waited them out instead of purchashing the warranty but glad it is fixed. I am still interested in a class action suit since they should not be giving everyone a hard time since they know it is Toyota's fault.
#61 of 176 Re: 2006 RAV 4 oil consumption [justus6]
Oct 24, 2012 (6:00 am)
I have a 2008 rav4 still under warranty which is burning oil. Its funny how Toyota was the one that initially told me about car consuming oil (3L since the last oil change i did). I came in after 2000km as they requested and said it only burnt 0.7L which is under the limit. I find that weird how they tell me about an oil consumption problem then tell me it's not ENOUGH oil being burnt after. It's burning oil and still an unusual amount. Let me know what you guys decide to do.
#62 of 176 Re: 2006 RAV 4 oil consumption [lizzie07]
Oct 26, 2012 (12:39 pm)
This is justus6. I just saw your msg. I had my gaskets changed but my problem still exist and is getting worst. I now have an extended warranty plan. Hopefully, they will authorize my problem to be fixed as well. I am ready to get started with the class action suit. Does anyone have a lawyer that they can ask about our issue and let us know how to get started?
#63 of 176 Re: 2006 RAV 4 oil consumption [khalidh]
Oct 26, 2012 (12:44 pm)
I am ready to get started with the law suit. We might as well jump in while they are dealing with the Rear Lower Suspension Arm recall. How do we get started. Do you know of a lawyer that could advise us how to get started?
#64 of 176 Re: 2006 RAV 4 oil consumption [justus6]
Oct 30, 2012 (4:54 pm)
Hi, my story is similar to all of yours. My 2007 RAV4 engine seized a week after my wife noticed the oil light flicker on (96000 miles). At that time I had to add over 4 quarts of oil so I knew I was in trouble, it was bone dry. Mind you, I serviced my vehicle in reasonable intervals and never had a sign that anything was wrong (no dash lights, no oil leaks, no overheating, nothing!).
Dead one week later. I had a used engine installed before I realized there was a TSB about oil consumption ($6100). Other options included $12000 new engine and $9000 for a new short block, both of which exceeded the vehicle value. When I asked how much they would give me for a trade-in as is, they suggested $1500. I was shocked to say the least.
Now I come to find out that the replacement engine was manufactured in the same date range as the suspect engines listed in the TSB.
I tried to reason with TCS but I am outside of warranty and they said they wouldn't help offset the cost because I didn't have my vehicle serviced by Toyota. I even tried sueing the dealership in small claims court, but they claimed that they had no obligation to tell the owner about the TSB and the warranty is a manufacturer issue (so I lost). I went as far as to write a letter directly to the President of Toyota in Japan (Twice). Unfortunately, these just ended up back at the Corporate office in California where the customer support team resides.
I am extremely frustrated and when dealing directly with an Executive Analyst from the Toyota corporate office, I was mislead and finally offered a minimal amount as a peace offering as long as I signed a waiver to any future action (and I can't discuss the details of it outside of family).
So, that's where I am today...to sign or not to sign? That is the question. As a customer, I mean nothing to them, but I'm desparate for any cost assistance. I don't know if there is enough people complaining to actually move forward in a class action suit.
Fact, the Toyota 2AZ-FE engine was redsigned in 2007 with thinner piston rings and different piston design. There were other design changes but these are the ones that created the oil consumption problem.
Fact, the TSB-0094-11 is directly related to the bad design. The repair includes replacing postons and rings (coincidence?)
Fact, The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act makes it illegal for this manufacturer to claim that because service was perfiormed outside of Toyota, the warranty is void.
Fact, my 2007 RAV4 was defective from day one so that is before any warranty period.
Fact, the District Service and Parts Manager (DSPM) decided not to help support my repair without ever looking at my vehicle. Getting in touch with this DSPM was a challenge in itself (untouchable). He finally called after almost 4-weeks from my request from day one in the shop, just to tell me I'm SOL.
So, Toyota knows about a problem, ignores pleas for help and has the airogance to suggest that my engine failed because I didn't have it serviced by them.
So, guess who's out of luck? Me and all of you. I never thought I was going to give up this fight but they are Goliath and I'm not David.
#65 of 176 2008 RAV4 55k mile oil consumption too!
Oct 31, 2012 (4:08 pm)
I just pulled the dip stick last night and found the level just barely reading on the tip of the stick. It took about 1 quart to get it to almost halfway up stick scale. I noticed over a year ago that I was down on oil between changes and at changes,which I do myself and I keep all receipts. I have approx 7 months and 5k miles left on 60mnth/60k warranty.
Sitting next to my RAV4 in the driveway is my 01 Chrysler Voyager with 112k. I pulled it's dip stick and it read about 3/4 full and I changed both vehicles oil on the same day....so much for paying extra for Toyota Quality (