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#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.
#80 of 176 Re: 2006 Rav4 only 1.2 qts in engine!! [jacquegopidoh]
Jan 24, 2013 (7:06 am)
I had this same oil consumption problem with a 2009 Corolla CE which I traded off 3 days ago for a Rav4 6 cylinder and I am hoping that the six cylinder engines do not have the same problem. I am interested to know from others with 6 cylinder engines are also experiencing problems.
#81 of 176 Re: 2006 Rav4 only 1.2 qts in engine!! [gatlor]
Jan 29, 2013 (6:55 am)
I have a similar oil burn problem in 2007 Rav 4 (4 cylinder) currently at 55k miles, This is the 3rd time I am taking the car to the dealer for the consumption test. My car is in extended warranty for 7 yr 75k miles.
I had the oil low indicator going on when i brake.
1st time the dealer (Woburn Toyota MA) said there is no issue and is within consumption limits. which I was not Ok with (I called toyota and they told me to take the car to the dealer again)
2nd time : The dealer said it bunt oil but is within consumption limit (In 1200 miles it went all the way from top of the mark to low mark in dip stick).
3rd time : I just left the car at the dealership it is really bad in 1100 miles the oil went from little above max level to close to the bottom end of the dip stick (far below the dip stick low level indicator).
I dont know what explanation the dealer is going to say this time, This is definitely a Toyota engine issue. I had done all my scheduled maintenance & oil changes at the same dealer so they have no reason to reject me.
I cannot keep changing my oil every 1000 miles once and hear from the dealer that it is withing the consumption limits, The dealer even tells me that I should be checking the oil every time I fill gas and top it off (which is unacceptable)
If someone is starting a class action, I will join too.