2001 Toyota RAV4 from North America
Several days after purchase of a 2001 Rav4, the engine light came on. The car has about 50,000 miles on it, and came with a warranty for any work needed for the first 30 days after purchase. I sent the car in, they switched off the engine light - it came back on 5 miles down the road. The second time it was sent in, they kept it for a month, replacing the catalytic converter, spark plugs and eventually an engine rebuild... all to get the light to turn off! After a month of scratching their heads the car was returned to me, and of course, the light went back on as expected. The vehicle runs great, but beware if you live in a state that requires emission testing. We are unable to pass the test, and are required to spend $800 more in useless repairs by the state to correct a problem that doesn't exist. A recent recall has been posted by Toyota, and we're hoping having the ECM reprogrammed will set this whole issue to rest.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th February, 2007