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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#18 of 71 Re: Engine, VSC, 4WD lights on [fredy3]
Mar 09, 2010 (3:57 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 71 Check engine with VSC & 4WD lights on
Apr 23, 2010 (8:16 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 $900.00.
The dealer told me they did not charge the computer check fees, they lower the cost of those sensors and cut down the time labor to 1.8hrs
I hope the oxygen sensors will last longer then the original ones....
#20 of 71 vsc, trac off, and check engine lights
May 12, 2010 (9:43 am)
This morning the vsc trac and the trac off light and the check engine light all came on simutaneusly. After reading the manual it looks like something is wrong witht the VSC on the rav4 (2004) and that turned on the trac off and the check engine. I know that the car is in need of new brakes and shocks, but i haven't had time to install them yet. I have 135,000 miles on this rav. any ideas on why the VSC light may have come on?
#21 of 71 Re: vsc, trac off, and check engine lights [kdrenshaw]
May 12, 2010 (2:26 pm)
First thing first ! you need to go for checking your car computer and have a diagnostic (you can go to the dealer for that, around 50$ 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 (2:29 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 71 Re: check engine light on [chasiaw]
Jul 30, 2010 (9:32 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.
#24 of 71 Re: 2002 Rav4 Check engine light [ginger_girl]
Jul 30, 2010 (9:39 am)
I went to Auto Zone too with a '99 Rav 4 and they said it could be electrical, some air/fuel sensor,faulty NAF/VAF sensor, or vacuum leak---big help?
#25 of 71 Re: 2002 Rav4 Check engine light [lwratchford]
Jul 30, 2010 (5:47 pm)
Hi ! many things you do ....first, if you really want to know where the problem is located in your engine you must connect an OBD meter . You can buy one if you like but they are expensive or you can find someone who has one. I dont know which way to explain you because I dont konw if you like to play inside your engine yourself or you want someone else to repaired ???? you can pay for a mecanic to have a report on paper and have them to explain you the codes.
So , when you have a reading of the OBD you tell me and I will guide you. Without that its very difficult to find out the problem. It is a good investment to pay just to have the reading and have them explain you the codes and ask questions..dont take any engagement for repair just ask me or other people what to do after....
If you smell a very strong taste of gas exaust at the exit of your muffler it is probably a flow sensor that when bad.
#27 of 71 what light sensors stay ON at ACC?
Oct 23, 2010 (10:17 pm)
I recently bought a 2008 certified rav4. Yesterday i noticed few light sensor stayed ON while i turned key on ACC (before starting engine). But when I started the engine, all sensors lit and cleared after few seconds, as normal. My question is: are those sensors supposed to stay lit while the key is on ACC before starting the engine?
or do i need to have the car checked?