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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,814 miles

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2007 Toyota RAV4 engine problems

engine problem

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2007 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments (Page 6 of 6)

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problem #17

Jul 032013

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 57,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This vehicle is using almost 2 quarts of oil every 5000 miles. I have checked on the internet, and there is a rash of complaints on this Toyota Rav4 - 4 cylinder engine. It seems that most of them are using oil. Toyota should be doing something about this.

- Holden, ME, USA

problem #16

Jul 012013

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
My 2007 Rav4 has 95,000 miles. My oil light has been going on and off when stopping. I took it to my mechanic 1200 miles before the indicated oil change and it was low on oil. He replaced the PCV valve. I am not hopeful after reading all of the comments on line.

- Norton, MA, USA

problem #15

Feb 092011

RAV4

  • miles
The vehicle drops power under light throttle under 60mph. Tach shows loss of RPM's and you can actually feel the vehicle responding to that loss. No check engine light being displayed.

- Springtown, TX, USA

problem #14

Jun 062013

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 49,889 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My 2007 Toyota Rav4 was being driven by my wife and she noticed indicator lights suddenly coming on the dashboard and the vehicle sputtering and starting to stall. Prior to the vehicle stalling, she noticed the power steering inoperable and she was having difficulty steering to bring the vehicle to the shoulder lane and to a stop. She called me and I called for emergency roadside assistance. The vehicle was restarted. At this time, as the engine ran, the power steering was still inoperable and the vehicle was undrivable. It was then towed home. My mechanic checked and found the battery to be undercharged due to a defective alternator not properly charging the battery. The battery and the alternator was replaced and the power steering and all other functions resumed back to normal. My safety concern is that the power steering unit should not have stopped functioning as long as the engine was in operation. If the braking system continued to operate normally as the engine ran, the power steering unit should also continue to operate so that the driver can stay in complete control of the vehicle. If my wife was traveling at a higher rate of speed and on a busy interstate freeway, the outcome could have been disastrous. Please look into getting Toyota to recall and correcting this safety issue on mine and other 2007 Rav4S. Thank you for your assistance. A reply would be greatly appreciated.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #13

Jun 012013

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
Engine burns up a quart of oil about every 1,000 miles. The engine oil warning light doesn't come on until car has almost burned up every bit of oil. Toyota won't fix it because it is out of warranty and there is no recall.

- Banning, CA, USA

problem #12

Mar 012013

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Check engine light came on, followed by all of the maintenance lights. The vehicle had recently had an oil change but when oil was checked, there was no oil left. Took the vehicle to a Toyota dealership and they checked for leaks and completed an oil change. 1500 miles later, the vehicle is low on oil again. Repeated a couple of times. Vehicle is burning oil, mechanics cannot find any problems.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #11

Jul 112012

RAV4

  • 50,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that the engine oil required to be continuously dispensed into the oil reservoir. The failure also recurred after an oil change. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who performed an oil consumption test. The technician advised that the piston assembly would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Elkridge , MD, USA

problem #10

Feb 122013

RAV4

  • 51,000 miles
The engine is burning oil and I am burning at a rate of about 1 quart every 2000 miles. I have had to add oil due to low oil 3 times. No leaks, all due to engine burn.

- Berwyn, PA, USA

problem #9

Jul 062012

RAV4 6-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
Water pump failed at 46000 miles needing to be replaced along with the pulley assembly.

- Nanuet, NY, USA

problem #8

May 022013

RAV4

  • 86,069 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that the engine oil warning light illuminated briefly. The contact inspected the engine and found that the engine oil had been consumed prematurely. The dealer inspected the vehicle and was unable to locate a leak in the engine area. The dealer was also going to perform an oil consumption test. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 86,069.

- Petersburg , IL, USA

problem #7

Feb 082013

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 102,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have begun noticing my engine consuming oil about 2 years ago. Reported it to the dealer and got a reply that oil consumption is normal. I have always had regularly scheduled oil change. Today my oil has been below the minimum level to almost dry, when my last oil change was at 99,000 miles ( current mileage at 102K). I don't know if it damaged my engine but the oil consumption has been getting worse.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 242012

RAV4

  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota rav 4. the contact stated that she noticed that she had an oil consumption issue with her vehicle. The contact stated that she noticed that she was taking the vehicle in to get an oil change more that usual. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection but the cause of failure was unknown. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 126,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Browns, NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 012009

RAV4

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota rav-4. the contact stated that when the vehicle was started, the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the contact was informed that the pistons in the engine failed and the engine would have to be replaced with either a new one or a rebuilt one. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000. The current mileage was approximately 128,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Bechtellsville, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 012012

RAV4

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota rav-4. the contact stated that after performing an oil change on the vehicle, the contact noticed that oil level had diminished drastically. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the vehicle was working normal. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who advised the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer in order to have an oil consumption test done. The failure mileage was 66,000.

- Sonora, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 202012

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota rav-4. the contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the vehicle lost power and the motor became inoperable without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the failure was that the motor oil was abnormally low and damaged the engine. The engine was replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and who stated that the vehicle was not under any warranty and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 97,000 and the current mileage was 99,000.....updated 10/11/12 updated 10/16/2012

- Elma, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 152009

RAV4

  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Rav4. While driving approximately 15 mph, the contact heard a clunking noise coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The dealer requested a Toyota engineer come to inspect the vehicle in an attempt to find the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000. Updated 08/29/12

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 032012

RAV4

  • 82,000 miles
My wife was driving a 2007 rva 4 limited when the car ahead of her suddenly stopped. Speed was 25 to 30 mph in stop and go traffic. She braked and collided with the car ahead of her. My wife was able to catch herself and was sitting up right when the air bags deployed. There was a delay in the airbags by several seconds after the front collision. Soon after the airbags deployed, thick black smoke came up through the steering column. My wife evacuated the car and within five minutes the car was totally engulfed in flames. I am concerned on the delay in airbag deployment and the fire and speed at which it spread. We loved our rav but have a concern about buying any Toyota product.

- Spokane, WA, USA

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