Last post on Dec 09, 2013 at 6:08 AM
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#83 of 182 Same Problem
Feb 01, 2013 (12:53 am)
I own a 2008 Rav4 and my mileage is at around 73,000 my engine blow and cracked the Sansone dealership in NJ is trying every way to say it was my fault! I got my oil changed every 3,000 miles but not through Toyota now there trying to say its my fault and want receipts for every single oil change I ever did! I told them I don't have them and the Lube shops don't have any computers to print me out anything. There trying to make me pay for a $1000 just to look at the engine! I'm going to call the better business bureau and the news. I maintain my car I even have the extended 100,000 mile powertrain warranty and there still giving me a hard way to go.
#84 of 182 2006 RAV4 Engine consumes too much oil
Feb 19, 2013 (10:43 pm)
my 2006 RAV4 started to consume 1 quart oil per 1000 miles from 5000 miles although I had regular service. Please count me in if someone is going to initiate a class action.
#86 of 182 2006 Rav 4 burning oil
Feb 26, 2013 (5:13 pm)
I started to notice the oil thing at around 100k. I'm at 115k miles now and decided to trade it in. Just bought a 2012 Camry. The Rav has been a wonderful car up until the last 5k miles. It's too bad though because I had intended to pass it down to my daughter, she is driving a 2001 corolla, which is running better than this newer Rav . I won't pass it down now with this problem. It seems whenever I buy a new car big stuff starts to happen at 100k. Oh well. I hope it doesn't crap out on the way to the dealership tomorrow to get the new car ha!
#87 of 182 Mine burns oil too!
Mar 01, 2013 (2:41 pm)
Bought 2008 Rav 4-brand new from dealership and had all oil changes and maintainance done through dealership. Had trouble with the car from first day-the whole car shakes after you come to a stop, like it couldn't gear down properly( they always said they couldn't feel it-What!!), and have continual problems with the cruise control surging to high speed even on flat ground like it's trying to go up a steep incline (even after the computer update, it still does it) In January, all my lights came on and my oil light stayed on even though it wasn't time for my service. I had my husband check the oil and it was almost empty. I took it to the dealership and they said they weren't sure why it was doing that and they did an oil change and said to bring it back in 1200 miles for an oil check. I took it in today and there was only 1/4 of the oil still left. They tried to tell me this was normal until I pulled up this forum on my iphone and showed them the info. I park in my garage and have never had a drop of oil on the floor so they said it was probably burning oil. They told me they couldn't do anything about it as my car has 80,000 miles and is now out of warranty - I had to call the 800 Toyota number. Toyota told me they could not help me with anything except they would give me a customer loyalty deal if I wanted to purchase a new car from them. Told them I would never buy another Toyota again. I asked them if my only recourse was filing a class action law suit to get some retribution and they said "if that's what you feel you need to do." I'm forced to trade in my car that I took great care of b/c Toyota won't stand behind their product and fix something they obviously did wrong with the engine. If a class action starts- I want in on it!
#88 of 182 Re: RAV4 oil consumption [bjorn1]
Mar 05, 2013 (6:26 am)
I have a RAV 4, turbo Diesel 2.0 Y2004, with 155.000 Kilometers. It consumes about 1,5 litres of engine oil per 6000 kilometers. The fresh oil is totaly black after about 2.000 kilometers. Shit this Toyota!
Example: Kia Sportage 2.0 Y2000 with 175.000 Kilometers consummed only about 0,5 litres of oil per 10.000 kilometers (!). Will buy Kia next time again.
#89 of 182 Re: 2006 Rav4 only 1.2 qts in engine!! [javatechie]
Mar 12, 2013 (6:51 am)
According to a friend in the business (a long-time Toyota service writer), this excessive oil consumption is due to an oil ring issue that Toyota has known about for years. Apparently the oil rings, over time, gets caught up inside the ring groove in the piston and is not making contact with the cylinder walls as it should to scrape the oil back into the oil pan. The oil works past the compression rings above the oil ring and is burned during combustion. As far as I have heard this only happens on the 2.4 liter four-cylinder and not on the V6 engine. It's an appalling situation that would cost Toyota millions and they will not correct it voluntarily, as in a recall.
#90 of 182 Re: 2008 Rav4 4 cylinder, Toronto, Canada [vivaldi7]
Mar 12, 2013 (10:00 pm)
I am about to buy a 2008 Rav with a 4 cyl. What is your VIN or I can tell you mine, I may close the deal tomorrow. I want to see if this one is close to yours. I don't want to buy someone else's headache. Any help would be appreciated.
#91 of 182 Re: 2006 RAV 4 oil consumption [ravnmad]
Mar 15, 2013 (11:58 am)
This is justus6
Update- I had my oil consumption problem fix, the cost was about $3,600 bucks. The issues were pistons and oxygen sensor. Thanks to my warranty company, carchex, they paid $2800 for the pistons and I had to pay the balance for the oxygen senor, which was damaged by the oil issue. Did everyone receive and submit their claim form for the brake override system. PLEASE DON'T PROCRASTINATE. It will help our case when we decided to file. Since they are having so many documented problems and issues, we can definitely start our case for the oil consumption.
Also, I called Toyota headquarters today 3/15/2013, and asked are they getting in complaints about the oil consumption. And once again, they stated no. I am finding this hard to believe.