• • • • • CarComplaints.com Notes: If you're looking for a vehicle with one of the most complained about transmission on the road, look no further than the 2001-2003 Toyota RAV4. In 2001 Toyota completely redesigned the popular SUV. While some enjoyed the new look, they did not enjoy the harsh shifting, jumping from gear-to-gear and eventual transmission failure that cost owners well over $3,000 to fix. The problem stems from a malfunctioning Electronic Control Module (ECM).
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Consumer outrage coupled with pressure from different agencies led Toyota to extend the warranty nationwide back in 2010. The previous power train warranty only covered 5 years/60,000 miles, while the extended warranty now covers the transmission and ECM for 10 years/150,000 miles. Toyota also pledged to reimburse any owners who had previously paid for repairs, if they had 'proper proof'.
Good luck collecting on that one. I have a 2001 RAV4. My 2001 RAV4 recently started to have this shifting problem and my wife looked it up on the internet and found this site.
She printed out all the complaints for me to read when I got home. We have not been to mechanic or dealer yet and it is the weekend so will have to wait for Monday. I am very grateful she found this and descriptions of the problem are exactly the same as mine. She also found a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT.
You can find it by typing in TOYOTA RAV4 CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT in the browser and selecting it. You can read the lawsuit and fill a request for more information.
It contains what and who the lawsuit covers. Do it right away.
My worry is that my car may be past the 10 year extended warranty but I didn't get letter from Toytota alerting me of this issue and plan to fight for my rights. I say don't give up and drive them crazy with complaints until they do right by all of us. Good Luck to all of us.
Dennis Update from Jul 10, 2012: EVERYONE GO TO RAV4ECMSETTLEMENT.COM THIS WAS APPROVED BY THE COURT IN JAN 2012. - Dennis M., Sacrmento, CA, USA. Experienced harsh shifting and car jerking, when was out of town and before long check engine light went on. Was quite scary. The TSB code shows P0755.
Free Avs Video Converter Crack Keygen Patch. Called Toyota dealership and was told extended warranty was 8 years or 80K miles. Brought the car in next morning and the advisor, a different one from the one I talked over the phone, said Toyota just further extended the warranty to 10 years, or 150K miles.
Read some complaints here and would like to share this information with other owners who suffer the same 'pain'. - J J., Santa Clara, CA, US.
Another RAV4 ECM failure. Erratic shifting, etc. Elk Grove Toyoto (CA) recommended a tranny flush. They said it was fixed - it wasn't. They then stated I needed a new transmission and possibly and ECM.
Thanks to a little research and discussion groups like this, I towed the vehicle home and sent the ECM to Check Engine, etc. It's been a week and no problems so far. Shifts very smoothly. In Elk Groove Toyota's defense, they reimbursed me for the tranny flush. However, they swore that the ECM was fine because there was no check engine light and they definitely said I needed a new transmission. If you are have similar issues with your RAV4, I recommend Check Engine, Etc. I sent the unit out Friday and got it back on Monday.
- Scott M., Sacramento, CA, US. I love our Toyota Rav4 2001 but, when it started to have choking problems we took it in immediately to have it looked at.Our trusted mechanic said that our ecm (electronic control module) had gone out and killed our transmission.:-( He told us to contact the Toy. Company and ask for help with the computer.