Toyota RAV4 owners have reported 197 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.
Oil burn , exxcesive.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Excessive oil consumption. Three weeks ago, August 2017, at 100,000 miles I have had to add 1 quart of oil every other week.
Excessive oil consumption. Engine down 2 quarts of oil after 2000 miles of driving after oil change.
Excessive oil consumption caused engine to leak oil.
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.
Engine is burning oil rapidly. Have to keep adding oil on a regular basis when red icon button to add oil comes on!!.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This vehicle falls under the excessive oil consumption issue; the dealerships won't repair it under warranty, I need to add oil to it weekly, it has no value and can not be sold due to this and I'm worried that the engine will seize. This vehicle has been a large financial loss and Toyota knew that this was happening and didn't send out a recall.
Burning oil. I have to put oil all the time. Mechanics said car can't fix because the engine is the problem. I can only change the engine because it is a manufacturer problems. The car burn gas as well.
After my engine oil light flickered briefly a few times when driving. I had the oil checked and found it virtually empty, we put a quarter in and took it to the dealership where they filled my oil and taped the oil cap and had me return between 1000 and 1300 miles. Today I took it in at 1200 miles and was 2 quarts low. Have had all of my oil changes done at 3000 miles at the same dealership the car was purchased. They claim a letter was sent offering a oil consumption test and would have possibly covered repairs if I had an issue during the 10 year period they were offering warranty enhancement. I never saw such a letter. My car never had lowe oil recorded until my one oil change where I was basically empty. I have filed a claim with Toyota, but they are saying there is nothing they will do for me. This is a well known issue with many lawsuits and should be a recall. Never once did the service people ever mention this issue or offer to do the oil consumption test when my car was under warranty. The engine is probably going to require a new pistons and rings and cost several thousand dollars to fix. I think Toyota needs to step up and take responsibility for these faulty engines they put in their Toyotas.
It seems there is a problem with the oil consumption in many different Toyota vehicle models including mine. I brought my vehicle in for service on this particular problem and they did an oil consumption test, which was not performed as I drove over the required 1200 miles. However, they told me I needed to have the bottom part of the engine rebuilt. Not once did they mention the ongoing problem. I told them I had to think about it and was told to check the oil more often than normal. After getting home and doing research online did I find that my engine can seize at any time even with oil in it. Also, if I pay for the repairs, this can happen again. I don't have the money for repairs nor another vehicle. There should have been a recall on this problem. I would have never bought my car if I would have known. I don't know what to do. Can you advise?.
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|Engine Burning Oil problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Engine Oil Leaking problems||
|Water Pump problems||
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||
|Engine Exhaust System problems||
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