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2001 2002 2003 Toyota RAV4 ECM / ECU Repair Service

2001 2002 2003 Toyota RAV4 ECM / ECU Repair Service

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Warranty: 24 months

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[Updated on Sep 06, 2015]

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We are offering the service for repairing, rebuilding and finally reprogramming your 2001, 2002 and 2003 Toyota Rav4 ECM (ECU).

The automatic 01-03 Toyota Rav4 models, either 4WD or 2WD, are commonly having issues with the transmission, with symptoms that may suggest a bad transmission. The good news is that in 98% of the cases (1 out of 50), the problem will be fixed for good by just CORRECTLY repairing or replacing the ECM (Engine Control Module). This module controls the engine and the automatic transmission of your vehicle. Our solution here is to professionally repair your ECM and it is offered in a very affordable price.

You would need to uninstall (remove) your ECM from your vehicle (easily done, no mechanic needed), and mail it to our location. We repair, rebuild and reprogram it. Then it is rushed back to you and you will be ready to enjoy your car again in a way that you probably did not before.

Further below you will find a drawing with the location of the ECM

The following are the most common symptoms, but there are more symptoms not listed here:

-Hesitation or harsh shifting, specially in 3rd gear
-Shifting erratically
-Harsh engagement with a "bump" in reverse
-Sometimes it feels like it is braking by itself
-Rattling, clicking or weird noise coming form the engine/transmission area
-One day it magically works ok and the other day, all the issues are back
-Issues show up only when cold or only when hot
-When stopping in a red traffic light and start moving again, it feels very heavy or sluggish
-Check engine or trouble codes are not present in most cases
-If check engine is present, it gives P0750, P0753, P0755, P0758 and P1760 codes
-Consumption of too much fuel in many cases (low fuel economy)


This issue will also affect:

-The 2001, 2002 and 2003 MANUAL Toyota Rav4 ECMs. The most common issue is lower fuel economy, but will also cause some other minor issues.

-The 2001, 2002 and 2003 Toyota Picnic and Toyota Avensis ECMs.

-The 2004 Toyota Rav4 automatic ECM, either 4x4 (AWD or All Wheels Drive) or 4x2 (FWD or Front Wheels Drive)

All the ECMs of the above described vehicles are welcome here for service.

This is something to be treated with urge! This will happen to ALL 2001-2003 Toyota Rav4 ECMs if it is not replaced or PROPERLY serviced. Some will fail soon, while other may take some more days, months or even years. It all depends on usage, vibration, temperature and moisture of your area.

Once the ECM starts failing, the automatic transmission starts to be in high risk of getting damaged by the ECM failure. Are you wondering if your vehicle is affected by this? Did you know that about 246,000 Rav4 units are affected by this issue in USA alone? We can expect a total of more than half a million affected units worldwide. It would be no surprise that your vehicle is one of them if it falls in the descriptions made in this information page.

Below is a partial list of the Toyota part numbers affected. This number is shown in the label of the ECM. If the part number of your ECM is not in this list, you may contact us to make sure if your ECM is one of the affected parts.

The rule is, if it is a 2001-2004 Toyota Rav4 with engine type 1AZ-FE (2.0L), 1AZ-FSE (2.0L) or 2AZ-FE (2.4L), then we can fix it for you!


Toyota Rav4 ECM part number in the label


Below is a picture showing the location of the ECM in the 2001, 2002 and 2003 Toyota Rav4:

Toyota Rav4 ECM location


Q: There are many competitors, bringing this service. So you might be asking yourself, why sending it to us?

A: It is simple, because we go further than all our competitors to make sure that you will have the best experience with us and to make sure that this issue will not happen again to your vehicle. We do not only repair the problem, but we reprogram the ECM, fix minor issues that the customer might not even be aware of and finally, we rebuild the complete unit.

We constantly receive units that were previously worked out by our competitors. These units have been sent to us by unhappy customers, trying for a second time to fix their ECMs, because all previous service attempts failed. This is the way we have known of the poor job that many of our competitors do.


The warranty in months, included on this job is shown at the top of this page at the center box.


Out TAT is only one business day. This may extend to 2 business days when work load is very high.
Customer Reviews:
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Terence Ishman

"Too bad we can't post 10 stars. You are the bomb!!!! I sent it on Monday and got it back on Friday. It ran rough for about 15 minutes ( to learn the transmission codes), then it started shifting like a champ. You are the best. Many Thanks."

Rating: 5  of  5  Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

Alain EKO

"Thank you Richard for the prompt and swift repair of my Rav4 2002 ECM all the way from Cameroon.It looked like a crazy thing to do sending a delicate part all the way to Puerto Rico but Richard and his team got me smiling in less than a week(excluding customs n transit delays).Please do not hesitate to send your ECM to Otherdeal.My car now shifts great."

Rating: 5  of  5  Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

Rossel Puerto

"I make the mistake of sending my ecm to be fix in Georgia the company is call myairbags they send my ecm back put it back in my car and my car didn't start I call myairbags to let them know they told me to send it back they checked the ecm and the say that it was ok that it was something wrong with my car, then a email Richard Rodrigues and he told me to send the ecm to then in Puerto Rico, he checked repaired an reprogrammed the ecm I got the ecm plug it and my car started and is shifting nice ... I recommend this company because they are honest and they know what their doing. Please don't send your ecm to myairbags . Thanks Richard for your help and honestly that speaks highly about you ."

Rating: 5  of  5  Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

tom perrin

"I own a auto repair shop in the state of Iowa. I read other reviews of pcm shops all had bad press, except for other no bad press found. I sent it to Puerto Rico. Richard always emailed and kept me updated. My friend took her rav to a really good tranmission shop to have the fluid exchanged, per my reccomendation. After they flushed the trans, the thing shifted terribly trying to ripitself apart. I sent in the PCM, turn over was fast and it fixed the problem with the Rav4. I must say I was skeptical at first. I will otherdeal first from now on. Thanks Richard, you are the man and your people too."

Rating: 5  of  5  Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

David Bennett

"Richard- I just want to say GREAT SERVICE! I must say that I was a little nervous sending my ECM to Puerto Rico to be repaired and other people looked at me like I was crazy, but I really believed that out of all your competitors out there, that you provided the best service. My wife and I had just purchased our 2003 RAV4-L and the very same day we had transmission shifting issues, then they only got worse after a couple of days. When the check engine light came on I took it to an auto parts store to have it scanned and it came up as the solenoid in the transmission, so I looked up the code on the internet and read lots of things about the problems and recall. This research led me to your site and after reading other people's reviews and stories, I knew that I should send it to you. Thank you soooo much for saving me a ton of money! - David (GA-U.S.)"

Rating: 5  of  5  Stars [5 of 5 Stars]


"Very Good service! Good job guys! We are from Australia and were faced with a faulty ecm for the rav 4 2003. The first mechanic said they could get it fixed for $800. We got a cheaper quote of $385 from a place in Brisbane but they sent it back saying it was "Non Serviceable". So anyway we were then faced with the option of buying a new ecm ($700)- but then it would eventually fail again, buying a "repaired one of ebay ($500) - But the repair offered on ebay is only a temporary fix, buying a second hand one ($300) -not a good idea as it will fail again or THE BEST OPTION - To get the ecm properly repaired by Richard! So yea Purto Rico?? But yes it came back good as gold and Richard helped us out every step of the way. The problem it seems is that because of the design the ecm's they overheat and some of the components on the circuit board fail then they send false signals to the transmission to change gear, this will ruin your transmission. The service on ebay and you tube only rep"

Rating: 5  of  5  Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

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