The Toyota RAV4 was a very popular and reliable small SUV, but 10-15 years after the vehicle was released some components inside the ECU started to go bad. These problems are caused by heat and time and affect every electronic component from any manufacturer.
Let us know your RAV4 ECU problems at our 1992 – 1996 Lexus SC300, SC400, GS300, and Toyota ECU Repair Inquiry page.
Typically a full rebuild of your RAV4 ECU will be $149.
There are many signs and symptoms to look for when choosing us for your ECU rebuild. Your RAV4 might experience hard shifting between 1st and 2nd gear, transmission slipping between 2nd and 3rd gear, DTC codes P0750, P0753, P0755, P0758, P1760, or rattling noise coming from the front of the car in park or neutral. We cannot imagine how many transmissions have been replaced by mechanics thinking that was the problem costing customers thousands of dollars. It would be interesting to see their reactions when these problems were still present.
Toyota engines and transmissions are incredibly robust and reliable. Spending under $200 to repair your ECU to like-new condition is a no brainer. RAV4’s can easily last to the 200k, 300k mark and beyond.
Let us know in the comments if you have experienced this issue before, or have heard of transmission related horror stories.