I used Sergei/ "Check Engine, Etc" through Ebay. It cost only $250 plus postage. I also paid my mechanic $80 to remove and then replace the ECM. It fixed my problem. Sergei was quick to respond to all of my questions. It was a great experience.kps said:Does anybody have a recommended re-builder for the ECU on the RAV4.
So basically, the ones who haven't experienced any problems, and whose vehicles have the affected VIN numbers and are within the mile range, are screwed until something happens? Mine has only about 67K miles on it, and right now I can't afford to have my ECM repaired by anyone. Ugh :roll:. And to think that I stayed up reading about 25+ pages of this until my eyes hurt for nothing :doh: ... That's it! :x I'm off to bed! :zzzz:rogercpa1 said:Be advised that just because your VIN fits into the ranges given, it does not necessarily mean that your RAV4 is covered by this TSB. I found this out when I determined that my VIN was within one of the ranges given, but when I called the local Toyota dealer to schedule the repair, I was told that my specific VIN was not covered. Read the fine print at the bottom the page where the VIN ranges are given to understand why I was told this.
I'm in Canada. I need these papers from Toyota Canada to talk to my Toyota dealerRAVMAN said:TSB Number: T-SB-0156-10
Letter of explanation from Toyota :arrow: http://www.RAV4World.com/tsb/2001/T-CP-ZTL-0001-W.pdf
Warranty enhancement policy for this TSB :arrow: http://www.RAV4World.com/tsb/2001/T-WB-POL10-03-W.pdf
Bulletin Title: HARSH SHIFT AND/OR M.I.L. ON" DTC P0750, P0755, P0758, AND/OR P1760
Release Date: March 3, 2006 - REVISED June 22, 2010
Applicable Year(s): 2001 – 2003 model year RAV4 vehicles equipped with automatic transmission.
File Size: 137kb PDF
Description: Some 2001 – 2003 model year RAV4 vehicles equipped with an automatic transaxle may exhibit a harsh shift condition and/or MIL “ON” with DTC P0750, P0753, P0755, P0758, and/or P1760 stored. Improvements have been made to the Engine Control Module (ECM) (SAE term: Powertrain Control Module/PCM) manufacturing process to reduce the possibility of this condition occurring.
R4W Comments: Further forum discussion here :arrow: http://RAV4World.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15515
Date of first use means the day the original owner bought the car, got the keys from the dealer and drove off the lot. Your warranty would expire 10 years from that day, not the end of the year.what does "vehicle’s date-of-first-use for a MIL (check engine light) “ON” " mean? and does anyone think I still fall under this warranty policy with about 10 days left in the year?