2001 Toyota RAV4 from North America
This type of problem should not occur when a car is properly maintained
Slippage of the automatic transmission when shifting first gear.
Everything else on the car works fine, and have done previous maintenance regularly. The car has never been abused in driving.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th February, 2010
7th Jul 2010, 10:44
This is a known issue for 01-03 Rav4s. Your ECM (computer) could be malfunctioning. Do a search online for 01 Rav4 ECM or check out www.rav4world.com to read about people's experiences.
24th Apr 2012, 22:01
Toyota was well aware that the ECMs were a problem, as they issued an in house dealer report stating they were. When my transmission malfunctioned last year due to the ECM, I contacted Toyota stating that they knew they was a problem, yet continued to pass the cost on the the consumer. Toyota replaced my transmission under an extended warranty they offered to me through my dealership. I've had other problems with the Rav 4 since, but it is getting older and things do go.