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Catalytic Convertor Problems of Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 owners have reported 6 problems related to catalytic convertor (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Toyota RAV4 based on all problems reported for the RAV4.

car image   Catalytic Convertor problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4 1
Failure Date: 01/01/2009

4 cylinder engine excessive oil consumption - between 5000 mile oil changes we are putting in 4 - 5 quarts of oil. There is a well-known piston design fault on this engine which requires the fitting of new pistons and this should become a recall issue not an discretionary matter decided arbitrarily by Toyota and its dealers. We raised this issue with a dealer about 3 years ago and was fobbed off with the ususal response like '' it's nothing to worry about'' we intend getting the oil consumption checked again by Toyota but in the meantime please put pressure on Toyota to deal with this matter in a responsible way. Such a serious engine design fault should not result in consumers losing out with a collapse in car value and further problems with oil contamination of the catalytic convertor due to burning large quantities of oil.

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car image   Catalytic Convertor problem of the 2002 Toyota RAV4 2
Failure Date: 10/22/2004

My 02 Toyota Rav4 check engine light comes on and I found out that my O2 sensors are reading below of what they're supposed to read. The O2 sensors are priced way to extreme, one of them is $400 and the other is $150 and there are 2 of each. I believe that they should be working right cause my car is less than 2 years old.

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car image   Catalytic Convertor problem of the 2004 Toyota RAV4 3
Failure Date: 09/06/2004

Check engine light and vehicle stability control light came on. Strong smell of sulphur fumes filled the cabin since failure of the catalytic converter and charcoal canister. It was determined at the dealership that the charcoal canister failed and the catalytic converter needed to be replaced. So far has not been replaced due to parts out of stock and is scheduled to be repaired on sept. 24, 2004 under warranty. This happened to a brand new Toyota rav 4 at 2300 miles.

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car image   Catalytic Convertor problem of the 1996 Toyota RAV4 4
Failure Date: 01/10/2002

The catalytic converter is clogged up and I think it should have not happened like that. Nm.

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car image   Catalytic Convertor problem of the 2001 Toyota RAV4 5
Failure Date: 09/15/2001

2001 Rav4 catalyst system fail. Many owners for 2001-2002 are having problem getting engine error code po420/430 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold) I had this error since new. They changed converter and rebooted software, but never got fixed. I just found out that there is TSB eg010-02. It shows software was updated 4 times. "misprogammed fuel map". I went to dealer with copy of TSB. I spent $80 for soft update because over warranty. It came back 2 days later. . Read more...

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car image   Catalytic Convertor problem of the 1996 Toyota RAV4 6
Failure Date: 03/08/1999

Fracture just forward of catalytic converter. Unit appears to have inadequate support.