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I've got a 2003 RAV4 and this is the last Toyota I will ever own. Every time I turn around this stupid car has some new and mysterious problem. Had the issue with the head bolts pulling out already, now it's throwing engine codes that both the Idle Air Control Valve and Catalytic Converters are bad. Yes that's converterS...there's two of them welded to the exhaust manifold. On top of that now MY RAV4 is also leaking coolant but it's actually blowing it out of the overflow when it gets hot at idle. GREAT!! So what GENIUS system controls did the overzealous engineers at Toyota decide were necessary to control probably the simplest system in the entire vehicle???
The fan switch is $130, temp sending unit is $23.99, new thermostat with overheat protection valve is $50...this crap never ends! I could have bought a new Chevrolet by now for the money I've burned in this awful vehicle! And to add insult to crushing injury, Toyota Corporate and the dealerships all act like they are totally ignorant of these issues even though there are hundreds and thousands of posts all over the internet about people having the same problems over and over and OVER again. At least GM has the decency to acknowledge their faults. Sorry for the rant just tired of this overpriced, overrated piece of crap. Probably about to get rid of it for a good American-made vehicle.