Originally Posted by ed011826
Let me say this Toyota wagon 250,000 miles no problems only oil changes gave it away, Toyota Camry 300,000 miles only oil changes and air conditioner, it away died in accident, Sienna van 250,000 only oil changes, gave it away status unknown, Four wheel drive Highlander 200,000 rear wheel bearing and air conditioner condenser still driving it. Many 4x4 ford trucks no differential problems in more than 100,000 miles each. Rav 4 79,000 miles rear differential failure I am concerned about quality when comparing to all other vehicles I have owned. That is why I asked the question
IMO.....you have a right to question Toyota's quality as I am doing the same. Most people NEVER change their gear box oil and never have issues. Your mileage should be nothing to a gear box unless it was defective when it was installed.
My 08 Limited diff. was changed under warranty because it was leaking ,even though the service guy wrote on the bill " making noise " It wasn't making any noise and I never mentioned anything about noise , but it must have been a common problem for them to change it so easily.
I talked to the service manager the other day about the "oil burning" problems they were having and he tried to remember what Toyota says is normal ,but couldn't without looking it up. So I told him that burning 1 litre in 1200 miles is not OK with me, but is with Toyota. He tried to defend it by saying it's normal these days...... A little oil burning is normal , but not a lot.
I have a 2006 Corolla that has 147,000 km's and it doesn't burn a drop of oil between oil changes. That's what a "good" engine should do ...IMO..... that's why I went with Toyota....... We'll see next time.....