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#65 of 180 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 (
#67 of 180 Re: 2008 Rav4 4 cylinder, Toronto, Canada [vivaldi7]
Dec 17, 2012 (12:09 pm)
Here is more to my story.
After all the hassle, engine in this car was fixed by dealer.
However, my joy lasted only about 4 weeks. Sometime during week 5,
I observed that oil level dropped again. By the end of week 6 it was down by almost 0.5 L or in other words it was half-way between max and min mark on the oil stick.
So I am back to square one, running through consumption tests,
and growing in disappointment of Toyota.
FYI, this car was manufactured in Japan. Millage is less then 45 000 miles.
Dealer is not even sure if the warranty on the fix is 60 or 90 days !
To add more,
7 days after my last visit at dealership service, for oil consumption check and refill, I discovered that there is too much oil in the engine.
They overfill !
They overfilled by about 0.5 L !
Can I trust them anymore ?
#68 of 180 Re: 2008 Rav4 4 cylinder, Toronto, Canada [vivaldi7]
Dec 20, 2012 (12:59 pm)
My story (2007 Rav4) starts out the same as everyone else's - oil light comes on at around 60K miles, need to add oil frequently, consumption test, etc.
Fortunately I had purchased this vehicle from a private seller in 2008, and he had originally purchased a premium extended warranty policy. Everything is covered up to 100K miles with "0" deductible.
After "failing" the consumption test my dealer (Team Toyota in Langhorne, PA) took the engine apart and found a complete mess, and a new short block was needed or a replacement with a used engine. The warranty company knew they were on the hook, especially since my records showed that I had the oil changed on schedule since I owned it, but took their sweet time making a decision. So after a few extra days of waiting my rep. at the dealer read them the riot act and we finally got the engine rebuilt. So the $6000+ repair job was completely covered, and the dealer and the warranty company paid for the nearly 3 weeks of the "loaner" car.
I'm feeling pretty good right now, but I hope this engine lasts a nice long time. You just never know any more. Kudos to the dealer - I think the fact that they weren't paying for the repairs themselves made this a better experience than others since they were actually on my side.
#70 of 180 2006 Rav4 only 1.2 qts in engine!!
Dec 22, 2012 (10:54 am)
Well I just found out the hard way about this oil buring issue at ~93,000miles.
I have been religious about changing oil every 3k mile and never though to compare teh volume out vs what goes in. This last change was closer to 5k as I got sidetracked and had not had a chance to change the wifes oil.
I was shocked to see barely 1.2 qts of OW20 come out into my bucket!. How can the engine be down 75% in oil and NO engine oil light come on!. I am concerned I may have toasted the engine running it on such low oil. Thank you Toyota!
The light just did start coming on but only under a hard brake as the oil would get pushed to the front of the oil pan. Under idle - no light. I just called the local dealer - of course they have never heard of it. Called the Customer service number as well to register a complaint. Now I'm worried the engine is going to blow!
#71 of 180 Re: oil consumption on '07 Rav4 [mrs_b1]
Jan 03, 2013 (2:00 pm)
My 07 with 53k has the same oil consumption problem. I am in for the law suit.
#72 of 180 Re: rav4 oil consumption
Jan 04, 2013 (10:26 am)
Same problem as everyone else here with my 06 rav4 sport. Have had all maintenance through the dealer, take great care of the car. Went through the oil consumption test at 60k miles when oil light first came on. I was getting 1250 miles to the quart, Toyota said they would fix it at 1200 miles. Restarted the oil test at 80,000 miles. When I got home from the dealer the first day, I checked the oil and it was way high on the dipstick, they had massively overfilled the oil. So when I went in after 1000 miles they said I was now getting 2000 miles to the quart. I stayed with the car to make sure they didn't overfill and this time got barely 1200 miles before it was empty again. Broadway Toyota of Portland Oregon is clearly trying to cover this up, anyone else seeing dealers trying to
Hide the problem? I'm going to start using twitter to see if Toyota will respond.
#73 of 180 Re: rav4 oil consumption [lauratxl]
Jan 04, 2013 (1:27 pm)
I am having the same problem. Unless we start a class action Toyota will not do anything about it.
#74 of 180 Re: rav4 oil consumption [lauratxl]
Jan 07, 2013 (4:39 pm)
I'm sorry to hear of all these engine problems. I have tried my best to work with Toyota Corporate office and have been told that it's not a recall, therefore, there's nothing they will do. I will never buy a Toyota ever again and actually get nauseous when I see a Toyota commercial on TV. Their sales are rising so to all the existing owners...good luck.