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2010 RAV4 V6 Limited 95K Mileage Report For New Car Buyers & Current Owners

Well my dear friends, I am about to hit 95K in my brand new 2010 RAV4 V6 Limited. From the beginning, all I have done is changed Lube Oil which came with 21 Point Inspection and till now its all GREEN [Very Good Shape]. I skipped all the 15k, 30k, 60k, 90k services and saved $1000 of dollars and its running great so far. So this proves, its just a scare tactic and not really needed.

The only problem I had was with the brakes (Pads Only) and tires. For brakes I replaced it with "Akebono Pro-ACT Ultra-Premium brake pads" which should give me 120,000 miles/5-6 years and the dam tires cost me a bundle due to flat tire problem. Screw Michelin Tires and Yokahoma which came with the Rav4 and now I am using the brand new General AltiMAX RT43.

Well now @ 100k will be doing a major service "Engine Coolant Replacement" which will cost me $180 and if I take the product with me will knock off $50. @ 120K will be doing the Transmission Flush but kinda surprised the cost is $350 because they said its Electronic Flush/Check. This one is for the people who say I don't believe in long run change and change it every 30k or 60k. Not sure about your dealership but mine checks everytime I take it to the shop with lube oil change inspection so if it gets dirty they would had suggested it and I did mention and they said, 120k Sir.

Not sure about Spark Plug. But that will be another big cost I am assuming. So there you have it, Rav4 without any major services, just lube oil change and the free inspection that comes with it. Also for lube oil, been spending only 24.99 - $30.00 because there is always the coupon which lot of people did not knew about. Well this year it seems they are not providing it so now I have to shop around.
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Had the same experience with my first 06 v6 rav as well. Only did work at the 90k and 120k mile intervals, no problem. Except for a couple bad ignition coils before then, but they were on the front bank so no problem swapping.

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Transmission flush for $350 sounds like a rip-off.

First, I am not a fan of transmission flushes. I prefer 3 drain-refills with driving a few days in between. If you're handy, this will cost $100 of fluid. Are they at least changing the filter and cleaning the pan for $350?

What is Electronic Flush/Check???

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Yes, huge ripoff and fluid exchanges are not preferred even though that's what the dealer will want to do. I recall my dealer offering $125 for a fluid exchange or $3ish for a pan drop and true fluid change.

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Vanib - Are they at least changing the filter and cleaning the pan for $350? What is Electronic Flush/Check???

The transmission flush had to do some sort of electronically and that is why it is costing this much. I have to call around few more dealers as the price starts at $260-$350. The regular flush the one you guys talking about cost $120 - $160 in dealership. Yes they should be changing the filter plus cleaning. The current dealership I go to mentioned, it will be every 50k after doing this. I do not like this as I want it to be 120k just like right now. So have to do some more research by calling around other dealership and see what everyone says. As far as the flush goes, I did not quite understood how the process works but he did mention it can only be done by Electronically and that is why it is expensive. It could be possible mine is a 2010 Rav4 and this time, lot of changes were made. Will update once I find more about it. Also, in the Manuel, only if you are towing, it mentions to do this service.
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I think they are taking you for a ride with the "Electronic" bullsh!t.

For $260 (incl tax, shop material, eco fees, ...) , I might take it to the dealer to the transmission flush (I am assuming they will use at least 12 quarts of WS fluid) + drop/clean pan + change filter.

You should be able to go another 100K miles after that. Isn't the WS fluid "lifetime" afterall?

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I think they are taking you for a ride with the "Electronic" bullsh!t.
I agree. It seems they use the electronic buzzword to justify increasing the cost. I'd walk..or perhaps run ... from that service advisor.
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Yeah, what's electronic? They check codes or reset the ecu?

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A transmission flush should only cost you about $250 max. I paid about $230 at the dealership. Tires Plus would have done it for a lot less, but I was already at the dealership getting recall work done, so I let them do it. It shouldn't cost anywhere near $300+

I wouldn't wait until 120k miles. Do it at 100k. You might also want to consider your differentials.

You shouldn't expect to have any major repairs at only 95k miles, so it's par for the course as far as I'm concerned.

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A 2010 shouldn't have the issue like the earlier v6 models, but keep an eye out for the water pump to go bad or start leaking from the center shaft. My '06's started with a tiny drip at 105k. Toyota has an updated part design, but still probably a good idea to change with coolant and thermostat at the 120k mile point.

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