Evaporation Filter Assembly - Toyota RAV4 Forums
4.3 Mechanical Intakes, Exhaust, Tune-ups, 4x4 system, Suspension, Brakes, etc.

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 11:25 PM
mhj
Junior Member
Country: mhj's Flag is: United States
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: ny
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
(Thread Starter)
Evaporation Filter Assembly

Hi guys,

As I was driving on the highway a few days ago, I noticed dragging noise underneath my car. I pull over to see what it was and saw a black hose dragging underneath my car. I had no accidents, didn't hit anyhing under my car so it looks like it just fell off. I took it to the dealer and he said the hose was from the Evaporation Filter Assembly. The filter had fallen off and the rear connecting hose was also missing. I was quoted at $350 for the repair since my warranty would not cover it. Does any one know what this is?
mhj is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 11:56 PM
Advanced Member
Country: Carbon's Flag is: United States
 
Carbon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NE Illinois
Posts: 4,002
Thanks: 7
Thanked 165 Times in 158 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Lost parts of car going through a puddle on the freeway! is an old long thread on that area under the driver's seat.

2009 V6 4wd Base
Carbon is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 06:48 AM
Senior Member
Country: Freedom55's Flag is: Canada
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Greater Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 381
Thanks: 4
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Could it be that this issue was addressed on 2012 model year? I have a plastic shield and a metal one...

2012 Sport V6 Classic Silver no option
1999 Lexus RX300 Pearl White base gone
1972 Corolla 1200 Yellow 4 speed manual long gone
Others too many to mention!
Freedom55 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 11:50 AM
mhj
Junior Member
Country: mhj's Flag is: United States
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: ny
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
(Thread Starter)
I looked through the entire thread but could not find any thing about evaporation filter assembly. Is it the same thing as the charcoal filter?
mhj is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 01:38 PM
Senior Member
Country: drzsmum's Flag is: Canada
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ONT
Posts: 229
Thanks: 6
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Yes, same thing different name.

Toyota Family x2
2007 Rav
2006 Tundra
drzsmum is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 02:44 PM
mhj
Junior Member
Country: mhj's Flag is: United States
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: ny
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
(Thread Starter)
Excellent thanks, I'll read through it.
mhj is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 04:11 PM
Your Humble Administrator
Country: JuneBug's Flag is: United States
 
JuneBug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 10,796
Thanks: 80
Thanked 1,143 Times in 826 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by mhj View Post
I looked through the entire thread but could not find any thing about evaporation filter assembly. Is it the same thing as the charcoal filter?
Typically the part that comes off is the charcoal canister filter, not the charcoal canister itself. My 2008 came equipped with a small metal shield protecting the filter. Later models came with a larger, more elaborate plastic shield.

James
__________________

2008 Limited V6 2WD "The Silver Bullet"


JuneBug is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 03:30 PM
mhj
Junior Member
Country: mhj's Flag is: United States
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: ny
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
(Thread Starter)
Just wanted to drop by and give an update. After much bickering, Toyota decided to cover half the cost of the filter replacement. But then my canister gave out and this time dealership called Toyota and they decided to take care of all the repairs and refund me for half the filter replacement.

Tip to anyone else with similar problems: Get on the phone with Toyota; its not easy but definitely pays.
mhj is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome