Decided to follow your action and I called Toyota Canada.Yes that's right.
They might just be contacting Canadians directly as the number might be much smaller here than US sold RAV's, who knows. I'll keep on it with weekly follow-up's.
Our car has been working very well otherwise, and still is... I still think Toyota's are dependable. Look at it from this angle, if I end up having to get a new HYBRID engine, it'll be more solid. They won't go for strike 2 after a $15k repair bill, and it might come with additional MPG benefits as it'll be probably a 2021 construction. 2020 RAV4 Hybrids saw a slight increase in MPG over 2019, I'd like to assume 2021 will be similar LOL
praying you dodge that bullet 🤘Decided to follow your action and I called Toyota Canada.
My VIN did not return any results for recalls on NHTSA, Toyota Canada or USA recall sites.
After connecting with a representative, I provided my full name, mailing address and phone number. My owner record was retrieved and my VIN was verified.
As of today, my RAV4 Hybrid is not on the affected list and is not subject to the recall.
Representative said that the recall is in the interim stages and that affected vehicle owners would be contacted in the coming months. The recall process involves announcement of the recall, identifying affected vehicles, contacting affected owners, and then further contact with owners for remedies. Should things change and it is revealed vehicles which are currently not affected are subject to a recall, affected owners would be contacted via mail.
Hoping I don't hear from Toyota, my local dealer, or see any mail from them.
Wait a sec.... how come yours is 140kg less GVWR than mine?I swear to god, if I have to go back to the service department again for something stupid...
What's annoying is that any random Gen 5 VIN I pull from CarFax.com marketplace, I get recall info, but when I put mine I get an error. (yes I cleared my cache and even used a different browser.) I hate making these phones calls.
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The reported range is Mid-September to Early December 2019. You're telling us you're in the clear (Built 2 months earlier) and also what your engine serial starts with? Why?I missed the deadline, but my 2019 Rav4 XSE Japan Build car was built in 7/2019, no recalls on Toyota site or NHTSA website. Engine # started with an R.
the recall will be served in 2 parts:I couldn’t get a copy of the “interim information sheet” as they can’t send it according to the agent, but it reads no different than what people are posting with affected VIN's
repeat from last convoblue smoke for burning oil
white smoke for burning coolant (from engine, in cabin, or exhaust) Toyota coolant smells sweet when burnt
engine chiming accompanied by warning lights
engine oil leaking (in both hybrids and gas
more commonly an internal coolant leak which would cause the smoke, in extreme cases the coolant would be an external leak visible under the car
warning lights on the dash (specifically check engine OR master warning light)
> I kept it light with the mods I see on the forum in case anyone was wondering do you need to return the car to stock before taking it in, under “safety recall warranty” things like: changing light bulbs to LED, install bigger rims/tires, tints, rust proofing, sound deadening, splicing wires, would not affect your eligibility getting this replacement.
-in this example comprehensive (3 year - 60,000km) - incl. 12v battery (NOT the HYBRID NiMh array), electrical, misc. items throughout the vehicle
>any type of rust proofing done after the factory WILL void your comprehensive warranty AND hybrid electrical warranty as they can argue the chemical did damage etc.
must remove any modifications done to the car before proceeding with any other warranty claims i.e: tires affected rotations of the axel and messed with the engine, LED shorted the wires and fried the fuse, etc. etc.
got some clarity on the warranty above, loopholes… Not a deal breaker but their argument holds water. Maybe I can try to see what my dealer can throw in when the time comes.I know it's only a matter of months, but I wonder why they wouldn't allow the warranty to start from the time of engine replacement? If you got a September 2019 build and then replaced your engine in February, you'd have about 31 months left even though a major change was done to your car (replacing the engine). It would be trivial for them to give you 3 years from replacement date or 41 months warranty from purchase.
I'm in a similar boat, my originating dealer is about 150km away, I'll likely drop the car off with them once we get the notice. It's worth the drive IMO as they are more in tune with the customer for repeat business than the ones around me which don't give 2 💩 about building a relationship.What troubles me about the repair terms is that the dealer is the one that determines if you get a loaner vehicle. My selling dealer is 350 miles away. My local dealer has no incentive to help me. Toyota made the porous casting, Toyota corporate out to eat the rental cost.
Another way of looking at it is you are getting a new engine which doesn't have all the wear that is associated with the miles you already put on your old one. Plus it has all the undocumented improvements they have made since they produced your original engine.Wow, I expected some good will with this type of recall. We may provide a loaner car? We will not increase the powertrain warranty?
How about, all affected people will have a loaner and we will provide platinum extended coverage for all affected. They are dropping the entire engine in a brand new car! If I'm affected and treated like this I will never buy another Toyota.
Another way of looking at it is you are getting a new engine which doesn't have all the wear that is associated with the miles you already put on your old one. Plus it has all the undocumented improvements they have made since they produced your original engine.