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Old 01-28-2010, 07:46 PM   #11
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Re: TOYOTA Troubles???

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Just had my Rav in for the recall,,,,as I thought the press is having its usual over the top reaction looking for babies hanging in the trees. They are just being super careful as they must. If it sticks put it in neutral and stay calm. Its not going to happen.

I absolutely love my RaV and boy can it go,,,Its a great car,,,,no doubt,.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:59 AM   #12
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Re: TOYOTA Troubles???

It is my understanding that the electronic controls of modern engines won't let them overrev as in the old days - so shifting into neutral should not cause any damage to the engine. (At least according to the "Click and Clack" Brothers on NPR)
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Old 01-30-2010, 01:25 AM   #13
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Re Point of manufacture RAV 4 V6
I was told by the dealer that my 2010 was made in Ontario. Now, we all know that they will say anything to get the sale,,,,but I am now going to check further,,,This will be fun
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:51 AM   #14
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Re: TOYOTA Troubles???

Hi: All...This is a serious issue. Seems Toyota doesn't know which way to deal with it!!! Just like I know my Windows Millenium Edition has a flaw and gets lost at times... so Ithink does the link to the Throttle Body Injection system of the infected cars computers. Most owners should know how to deal with it NOW...even if Toyota doesn't!!! Alf
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:55 AM   #15
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Re: TOYOTA Troubles???

If my Tacoma goes beserk on me I will turn the key off before I'd shift into neutral. New cars do have a rev-limiter so under a load the ignition will cut out before damage will occur. But, under a "no load" situation there is a good chance that the valves will float before "redline" and, because my 4.0 liter is a zero clearance motor, they will contact a piston which would probably grenade the motor.
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:16 PM   #16
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Re: TOYOTA Troubles???

My V6 Rav4 was made in Canada. To check, open the driver's door and look at the sticker below the driver's seat.

Wikipedia says Japanese-built Rav4s have Denso brand pedals, and are not subject to recall.
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Re: TOYOTA Troubles???

ConsumerReports has a lot of good info on the whole Toyota saga here: http://blogs.consumerreports.org/car...-acceleration/
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