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Excessive Oil Consumption
By ravnmad on
2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
My 2007 RAV4 ran dry on oil at 96,000 miles. Always maintained in a reasonable manner. Dealer and manufacturer refused to help offset repair cost that included replacing the 2.4 AZ-FE engine. There is a technical service bulletin addressing the design flaw of the 2AZ-FE engine, specifically related to the piston and ring assembly (TSB-0094-11). Reall list for this RAV4 includes intermediate shaft in steering column, Faulty air bag sensor, Rear lower control arm failure, unexpected acceleration and power widow switch fire hazzard to name a few. This list doesn't include the many TSB's affecting quality, namely the excesive oil consumption bulletin.
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Prior to the engine failure, the gas mileage was good.
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Get back to the basics that made Toyota a quality standard and honor customer loyalty. The Toyota Way is no longer practiced. I was a big fan of Toyota until I experienced very poor quality and even poorer customer support. Do not buy one of these unless the procedure outlined in the TSB has been performed. At a minimum, make sure to have an oil consumption test performed before making any commitment. You will not get support from Toyota.
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