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#14 of 66 Check engine with VSC & 4WD lights on
Jan 12, 2010 (5:34 pm)
Rav4 2007 - All those 3 lights "on" again.
I went to the dealer today and they said its the oxygen sensors again but not the same they changed ! two others. They said it will cost me for one sensor between $400 to $600 it depend if they have to re doing the thred because the sensor are jamed. Also they said the fact that they have two error codes one for each sensor , if I change one sensor I may have the lights on again so I will have to replaced the second one, or , I changed both at the same time for the price between $800 to $1100. I said NO I take my car back and I will think about it. I told them this is no sense , these sensors are made to detect air exaust problems and I dont have any problem with air exaust I have big problem with these sensors !!! I am replacing these sensors every 7 months !!!
I take my car back tomorrow and I will see...I think TOYOTA have serious problem with these sensors and I dont have to pay for that !
Will see tomorrow.
#15 of 66 Engine, VSC, 4WD lights on
Feb 20, 2010 (1:05 am)
They all came on at the same time just this early morning. The manual says take the car to the dealer. In reading everyone's posting, it sounds like sensor problem which may or may not be covered by warranty anymore. When I wake up this morning, I will check the gas cap, clean it up and make sure it is secured. This cap for me really has never been secured. It does not click when I close it. If everything else fails, I will bring it to the dealer and will get back here for the result. In the meantime, if anyone has better news for me, please help!
#16 of 66 2006 Rav4 Check engine light P0606
Mar 09, 2010 (4:24 am)
I have 114,000 miles on my RAV and my check engine light has come on. The code is an ECM error. Timing was close to getting a new set of tires at one store and oil change at my dealership. Could they have done something? Any ideas or is it going to be a really expensive ECM replacement?
#17 of 66 Re: Engine, VSC, 4WD lights on [edita]
Mar 09, 2010 (4:14 pm)
First make sure your gas cap is secure.
Second, take your time before making any replacement by any garage or dealer. Most of the time you can drive months with these lights on. Maybe you will consume more gas but thats it. Nothing bad will happen to your engine.
Then you can ask questions to your dealer or other toyota dealer and see what they proposed and ask an estimated on paper. Take your time dont rush. Ask questions to others.
It is probably the oxy sensor...they cost alot...
#18 of 66 Re: Engine, VSC, 4WD lights on [fredy3]
Mar 09, 2010 (4:57 pm)
If you have an Autozone close by they usually scan and diagnose for free (hoping you'll buy the replacement parts from them, but there is no obligation) I know this is true for OBD-II scanning and not sure beyond that.
#19 of 66 Check engine with VSC & 4WD lights on
Apr 23, 2010 (9:16 pm)
Following my message on Jan 12, 2010 and for all the peoples who have the same problems...
After battleling months with toyota canada customer service, toyota concluded to pay for the estimated repair $250 and the dealer $150. So after all this battleling and driving three months with all 3 check engines lights on, I send my car for repair to the dealer.
I got my car repaired this week April 23, 2010. They replaced two oxygen sensors.
They told me the computer recorded warnings history on two oxygen sensors for three mounths and they decided to replaced those two oxy sensors.
I had to pay for this repair $550.00 can (included tax) instead of $900.00.
The dealer told me they did not charge the computer check fees, they lower the cost of those sensors and cut down the time labor to 1.8hrs
I hope the oxygen sensors will last longer then the original ones....
#20 of 66 vsc, trac off, and check engine lights
May 12, 2010 (10:43 am)
This morning the vsc trac and the trac off light and the check engine light all came on simutaneusly. After reading the manual it looks like something is wrong witht the VSC on the rav4 (2004) and that turned on the trac off and the check engine. I know that the car is in need of new brakes and shocks, but i haven't had time to install them yet. I have 135,000 miles on this rav. any ideas on why the VSC light may have come on?
#21 of 66 Re: vsc, trac off, and check engine lights [kdrenshaw]
May 12, 2010 (3:26 pm)
First thing first ! you need to go for checking your car computer and have a diagnostic (you can go to the dealer for that, around 50$ for this job). Ask them an estimate for the repair and very important: write down the error codes and which parts they want to replaced and the time for the labor. If is cheap (ex: $200 go for it , but if is more expensive dont do any repair. From there you will know which are the error code(s) that your computer has recorded. Then take your time and come back with your error codes numbers ask questions and look on the web to find out what code are related to which parts in your engines and so on...
May 12, 2010 (3:29 pm)
I forgot ! it happen to me one time it was my gas cap that was not tight enough...your gas tank is pressurized and it could cause these warning light !
#23 of 66 Re: check engine light on [chasiaw]
Jul 30, 2010 (10:32 am)
1999 rav4 engine light was on, I disconnected the battery then reconnected --the light stayed off for 4 days then came back on. Can't afford dealer mechs and I would like to know how to replace plugs and wires, if this could be the cause. Also the light went out for about 50 miles (city) on its OWN then came back on.