RAV4 ECM Transmission Failure
There are a ton of vehicles out there eligible for the title of 'worst transmission on the road' and the 2001-2003 RAV4 is in the mix. Harsh shifting, jumping from gear-to-gear, sluggish acceleration and ultimately transmission failure are …
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Where Transmission Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- 2002 RAV4 problems shifting 137 (100%)
- 2002 RAV4 jerking and hesitating 124 (91%)
- 2001 RAV4 problems shifting 117 (85%)
- 2002 RAV4 main computer and transmission failure 58 (42%)
- 2001 RAV4 problem with the ECM 58 (42%)
- 2003 RAV4 delays in shifting, lurches foward, engine races 54 (39%)
- 2002 RAV4 transmission failure 49 (36%)
It’s pretty rare for a car that’s less than a year old to need a new transmission, and yet … here we are.
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