Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
113,711 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace ecu with updated one (1 reports)
2000 Toyota RAV4 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2000 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 092009

(reported on)

RAV4 Cruiser 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,711 miles


Another Victim to this bullshit. Why hasn't Toyota notified their dealers and trained them into knowing about this problem and easily fixing the issue without taking more time,effort,money and headaches.

I was lucky, Thank god for rav4 world and sites like this i was able to get the ECU replaced but for $1700. I do feel ripped off because I asked the Toyota guy to reset but he couldnt which is odd because my brother had his rav4 same model reset @ another mechanic and it sorted the issue fine for $40 dollars. But apparently replacing the whole unit is better.

Now im not sure if my ECU was replaced with an Updated one or the same one but bottom line is. It is complete bullshit that Toyota are playing dumb and are not aware of this problem which in the end result we as customers have to pay for.

Something needs to be done and people need to be rebated their money for Toyota's lack of interest.

- , Sydney, N.S.W, Australia

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