2015 Rav4 LE
Passing along some information here and looking for a response from a Toyota service tech. I have a 2015 Rav4 with 127K on it. Last December I had 120K service performed at our local Toyota dealer. This is essentially a transmission fluid replacement. As an owner I have no way to check the transmission fluid level. Went south for January and February to Alabama. The first cold night we had the vehicle wouldn't move when started. I suspected low transmission fluid as there was some cavitation noise in the transmission. I let the vehicle warm up for a few minutes and it was able to move. Then took it to the closest Toyota dealer. They found that the transmission was 3/4 Qt. low on fluid. Transmission scanner tests showed no transmission damage. Just letting anyone else with high mileage to be aware that fluid level is critical. I don't know the Toyota service process but something was obviously missed on my vehicle. Asking any Toyota tech if something was missed or if the process is sensitive for some reason.