Toyota Motor Sales U S A, Inc. - 2005 Toyota RAV4 Transmission Failure due to bad ECM

Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 at 12:11pm CDT by bef075cc

Product: 2005 Toyota RAV4 Transmission

Company: Toyota Motor Sales U S A, Inc.

Location: 19001 South Western Avenue Suite WC11
Torrance, CA, 90509-2991, US

Category: Other

I purchased a 2005 Toyota Rav4 in July of 2005, and have taken superb care of it over the years. However, the transmission blew up on me after just 89,000 miles. I was crossing a double set of railroad tracks when this happened, and it scared me half to death. It's costing me $3,000 to fix the transmission, and the guy at the garage couldn't even give me a reason for this happening. After some internet research, I found that this has been happening to numerous '01-'05 Rav4 customers that have reached just over 80,000 miles due to a faulty ECM that Toyota has decided NOT to recall. Now I need to pay another $1,200 to have the ECM replaced at the Toyota dealer so that this doesn't happen to me again. Absolutely ridiculous! How can they get away with something like this?


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