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Add my name to the list of people whose 2006 RAV4 is burning oil. For me, it started when my 2004 4-Cylinder reached about 78000 miles, so I am lucky it started so late. When I checked my oil at 78,000 miles I saw it was off the dipstick and it took 2 quarts to fill it up. Since my car was purchased as a Certified Used car, I have a 100,000 mile warranty.
I took the car to my dealer and we are running the 5,000 mile oil consumption test. I am now about 4300 miles into the test and so far the dealer has had to add about 1.4 quarts of oil. I would estimate that at the end of the test the car will burn a bit under 2 quarts of oil in 5,000 miles. So, does that mean my car meets factory specifications and therefore there is no claim I can make under my 100,000 warranty?
If that is the case I think my best bet is change the oil every 3,000 miles instead of 5,000 miles an always carry oil with me and check the level every time I fill up with gas.
Any comments would be appreciated. I can see I am not the only owner out there with this problem!