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#70 of 176 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 176 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 176 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 176 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 176 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.
#75 of 176 Re: Burning oil [evanmayd]
Jan 10, 2013 (9:32 pm)
Hello , did you make and investigation to verify the original mileage of your car ?? perhaps there is something illegal concerning rewinding illegaly the meleage before saling to new customer ??? I know some thru story happen on recent toyota car,
#76 of 176 06 Rav 4 oil consumption and drive shaft problems
Jan 13, 2013 (6:14 pm)
Count me in an any class action suits because the drealer will NOT help at all.
Over $2500 for new drive shaft and nothing done about oil consumpyion at all .
In NL Canada.
#77 of 176 Why wait for a Class action?
Jan 18, 2013 (12:41 pm)
If you really feel you have a case why not just sue Toyota? You don't have to wait for a class action, for which you would get little $$ out of that anyway, after legal fees were subtracted. That is unlikely to ever happen because every car/owner is different. Many owners fail to maintain their vehicles. Not always Toyota's fault.
#78 of 176 Re: Why wait for a Class action? [matt_18966]
Jan 21, 2013 (5:55 am)
It's true that some owners might not maintain their vehicle as well as others; however, in this case, there is a definite design that was changed in the 2AZ-FE engines that is directly related to excessive oil consumption. The technical service bulletin describes the fix as replacing the pistons and rings, that is, if the damage didn't go as far as the short block.
Suing the manufacturer directly is also a very expensive option, that is if you can even find out how to do that. I was working with one of their "Executive Analyst's" and it was impossible to work around this person. If you can get past this barrier, I'm sure their corporate lawyers would create quite the challenge.
My best option is to lick my wounds and never buy another Toyota. It sounds trivial but if everyone that experienced a failed engine with zero support from the dealer or manufacturer, then collectively, it would make a statement. After all, they are just a big business and money is the only motivator.
There was a time when Toyota was customer focused. It's too bad they are so ignorant today. In my case, it wouldn't have taken much to help ease my financial burden but instead they chose to hide behind the statement "It's not a recall" therefore they don't acknowledge the problem.
I wish everyone luck in pursuing support. It was an expensive lesson for me.
#79 of 176 Re: 2008 RAV4 oil problem [abelliveau]
Jan 21, 2013 (11:10 am)
I want to join in class action suit, 2007 RAV 4 burning oil at 86,000. All maintence done at Toyota. Bought brand new and they wouldn't fix the problem unless a broken part in the engine.