Engine Burning Oil Problems of Toyota RAV4 - part 1

Toyota RAV4 owners have reported 202 problems related to engine burning oil (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   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2011 Toyota RAV4 1
Failure Date: 05/01/2018

Car is 7 years old with 123,000 miles. Recently started burning oil excessively. My car is not covered under the Toyota TSB related to this issue. Had it tested at Toyota dealer & it failed. Literally ran out of oil & didn't know it; car just stopped in traffic. Toyota refuses to do anything for me.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4 2
Failure Date: 03/04/2018

Oil burn , exxcesive.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Toyota RAV4 3
Failure Date: 02/01/2018

I bought a 2006 Rav4 limited from Toyota of elizabeth city in nc. This Rav4 is nice and runs well, however it consumes about 1 quart of oil every 1000 miles. I spoke with the previous owner, whom informed me that he expressed the issue to the dealership where he traded this vehicle in at. The dealer failed to let us know about this extensive TSB relating to the excessive oil consumption. It is not nice to sell a vehicle with a well known active TSB. It is further unacceptable for Toyota to not have a all out recall on this issue. Will be calling Toyota customer service.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Toyota RAV4 4
Failure Date: 01/05/2018

The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Rav4. While driving at unknown speeds, the vehicle burned an excessive amount of oil. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and opened case number: 1801053296. No further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was 140,000.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4 5
Failure Date: 12/27/2017

Excessive oil consumption.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4 6
Failure Date: 12/18/2017

Burning multiple quarts of oil over several thousand miles of normal highway driving. 1000 mile drive results in being 1. 5-2 quarts low.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Toyota RAV4 7
Failure Date: 12/01/2017

The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Rav4. While driving, there was excessive oil consumption without warning. An oil consumption test determined that there were two quarts of oil lost within 1,100 miles. The vehicle was taken to jones Toyota (1508 belair road, belair, MD 21014) where it was diagnosed that the piston rings needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact called the manufacturer and was informed that they would not consider the warranty and there was no recall on the vehicle. The failure mileage was 136,900.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4 8
Failure Date: 11/26/2017

Driving on expressway the low oil light came on dozens of times while braking. . Toyota Rav4 2007 with only 69k miles started to consume 1 quart of oil every 1000 miles. . . Dealer did an oil consumption test - which proved that engine is burning oil. Since car is more then 10 years, even though the mileage is very low - Toyota refuses to cover repair costs. Dealer's quote for repair was $4,300.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4 9
Failure Date: 11/13/2017

2008 Toyota Rav4 excessive oil consumption. After reaching 100,000 mile on my vehicle, it began to use 1 quart of oil every 1,200-1,500 miles. Toyota knew of this problem (TSB to dealers) but refuse to offer any restitution to customers if the vehicle has passed the 60,000 mile power train warranty. This is a manufacture problem and Toyota should have to make these repairs free of any charge to the customer.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4 10
Failure Date: 11/01/2017

Massive consumption of oil. My 2007 Toyota Rav4 consumes approximately a quart of oil in 500 miles. This is very excessive and means that I have to fill the oil 10 times before the "5000 mile" oil change. Toyota did issue a TSB and ran the car through a test and deemed the loss of oil acceptable which I find ludicrous. Acceptable is being down 1/4 a quart after 5000 miles. But if I waited til my oil change the engine would be destroyed. And the very least they need to issue a recall and fix the problem.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4 11
Failure Date: 10/05/2017

Excessive oil consumption leading to the engine problem, nearly stalling on highway (my two young boys in the car), very dangerous. I was able to pull into a gas station - almost no oil in the engine. I change oil every 3k-4k miles. As I read up more on the issue, Toyota has a design flaw in its pistons, leasing to oil consumption (2006-08 Rav4) with the 2az-fe engine. Toyota performed the oil consumption test (2 step on 10/05/2017), my car failed (too much oil consumption), but Toyota will not fix, as my Rav4 pass the warranty date. Bought the Rav4 at Toyota of morristown, NJ in may 2007. Other Toyota models also use the same engine. They sold me (and many others too) the Rav4 even with the known design flaws. It will cost over $3. 5k to rebuild the engine at Toyota. I never received any notifications, they only issued a fix in 2011 within Toyota dealerships. Models impacted: camry 2007-11, camry hybrid 2007-11, corolla & matrix 2009, Rav4 2006-08, solara 2007-08, scion xb 2008-09 and tc 2007-09.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4 12
Failure Date: 10/04/2017

I'm writing in regards to Toyota TSB 0094-11 "2az-fe engine oil consumption. My vehicle is using oil and the dealer tells me now I need to rebuild the engine. I brought it in the first time, but the bulletin said I could have two checks. Today was only the second check.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2011 Toyota RAV4 13
Failure Date: 09/06/2017

Excessive oil consumption. At least one quart of oil needs be added every 600 miles. Problem started at approximately 80,000 miles. Oil sludge built up in a valve which caused the vehicle to stall unexpectedly.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4 14
Failure Date: 09/05/2017

1. Excessive oil consumption up to 1qt every 1200 miles, under normal driving conditions noticed December of 2013. 2. Ecm fails to hold reverse gear. Gear frequently slips in reverse when gas pedal is pressed, won't back up hills. Noticed December of 2013, no power when first starting up for first 10 to 15 minutes of drive. October of 2013 immediately after purchasing 3. Head gasket fail between number 2 and 3 cylinders due to faulty head gasket. Replaced head gasket June 2016 4. Very low fuel economy December 2013. 5. No oil pressure very ruff idle oil pressure light on, with oil level reading full. September 2017.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4 15
Failure Date: 08/29/2017

Total engine failure at 115,000 miles due to excessive oil consumption. Burned through 4 quarts of oil in less than 3 weeks time. Need a new engine or engine rebuild. Will be $4,000 to fix. Toyota is aware of the issue and had issued enhanced warranties for vehicle n the past. We purchased the vehicle in 2015 after notifications had been sent. Issue often becomes apparent around 100,000 miles according to research. Calls with Toyota have been unsuccessful at any sort of recourse for this. Toyota customer service rep claims to receive multiple calls per week on this issue. Our engine failed on a major interstate. While traveling 60 miles per hour.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Toyota RAV4 16
Failure Date: 08/26/2017

Excessive oil consumption. Three weeks ago, August 2017, at 100,000 miles I have had to add 1 quart of oil every other week.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4 17
Failure Date: 08/15/2017

Excessive oil consumption. Engine down 2 quarts of oil after 2000 miles of driving after oil change.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4 18
Failure Date: 08/01/2017

Excessive oil consumption caused engine to leak oil.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4 19
Failure Date: 06/30/2017

Excessive oil consumption - uses 1 quart of oil every 1,500 miles or less. We have to constantly check the oil level and my wife is now afraid to drive the vehicle fearing that the engine will seize up if we have failed to check the oil level. Note: I've had to "dummy" a date because this is a continuous problem and not just one date.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4 20
Failure Date: 06/10/2017

Engine is burning oil rapidly. Have to keep adding oil on a regular basis when red icon button to add oil comes on!!.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Toyota RAV4 21
Failure Date: 06/02/2017

Engine started excessively burning oil at approx 110,000 mile mark. Took to dealer. Warranty was still valid. Engine would be almost dry at 3,000 mile mark. They did a consumption test, said it passed. When I asked how that could be since it shouldn't be dry at 3,000 mile mark. They told me to watch it and come back. When it happened again, way before next oil change was needed, 3,300 miles, bone dry, they said my warranty was expired. Internet shows this is a problem with my make, model and year car, they know it, but refuse to recall due to cost. They refuse to fix the engine.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4 22
Failure Date: 06/01/2017

Toyota warranty enhancement program (ze7) phase 2: 2006 - 2008 my Rav4 warranty policy bulletin pol 14-12 12/16/14 due to excessive oil consumption. Toyota failed to notify me of this issue despite my taking my vehicle in for numerous recall issues, and my ordering seals for my oil system due to oil loss.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Toyota RAV4 23
Failure Date: 06/01/2017

I took my vehicle in for a recall. The technician found it was low on oil and filled it. Two weeks later I had my mechanic check and it was low 2 quarts of oil. I set my trip odometer. It has been 2000 miles and I have had to add 4 quarts of oil to my engine. I am told this excessive oil consumption is due to bad pistons that will need to be changed. I understand this to be a costly repair.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Toyota RAV4 24
Failure Date: 04/24/2017

I purchased the vehicle used last April. Less than 30 days later I realized it was burning excessive oil. I brought it to the used car dealership that I purchased it from he said he would check some spark plugs and it would be fine. Few days after he "fixed the problem" I had to add more more oil. I brought it back to him he said that 2006 rav 4 Toyota rav 4s are known to burn excessive oil. He said he would provide me with car to trade at no cost. Almost one year has gone by and this has not happened. I feel that he should do something about it and give me my money back but I feel that Toyota should also be held responsible.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Toyota RAV4 25
Failure Date: 04/18/2017

My 2006 Rav4 has an oil consumption problem. The car was burning 1/2 quart of oil every 300 miles. I am paying $3500 to have the pistons and rings replaced.


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