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Well, it's my father-in-law who took care of the car until i bought it to him last week.
Check was done last month. I didn't have picked invoices up yet from him so I don't know the full history but I'm at least sure about filters, oil service, timing belt, water pump and spark plugs for the last tune up.
The rav4 has around 180000 kms.
The MAP sensor replacement advice doesn't come from a mechanic (well in fact he was, right before its current job), I know him very well and he's now in charge of a several technical inspection centers (every two years in france for cars that are at least 4 years old). In France, Car repair shops and technical inspection centers are two seperate things to avoid conflicts of interest.
During low speed emission test, he disconnected the MAP sensor, and emissons had reduced dramatically to more than a standard level.
May it be significant?
Beside this emission problem, the engine seems to work perfectly at low speed, and high speed, and I haven't encountered any acceleration problems.
I'll check the history of the vehicle, as soon as I get all the invoices.