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Do you own a 2001, 2002 or 2003 automatic Toyota RAV4? Having transmission (gear box) shifting problems? Erratic problems? Power loss? Is transmission slipping? Read on. In 99% of the cases, it is a faulty ECM (a.k.a ECU). It is been informed that around 235,500 RAV4 models in the USA might be affected with this issue about the ECM. That is; 77,100 units from 2001 models, 87,600 units from 2002 models and 70,800 units from 2003 models. That's almost 1/4 million units! Did I say USA models? Well, yes, the almost 1/4 million units are USA models. There is a countless number of the same 2001-2003 units affected in other Countries that are not included in the 235,500 units. Do not doubt that your vehicle's ECM is among them!
Note: This problem is affecting some 2001-2003 Toyota Picnic 2.0L and 2001-2003 Avensis Verso 2.0L models too.
There is no doubt that your Toyota RAV4 is a very reliable and dependable vehicle, but this issue that is showing up in 2001, 2002 and 2003 models with automatic transmission is a real problem. The good news is that it has a cure and it is available right now. We are offering the service of repairing your RAV4 ECM and getting rid of all those annoying problems for good before it damages your transmission!
Does any of the following describe your situation?
If yes, then you need our repair service right away!
Bring us your ECM and you will drive a new-again Toyota RAV4 after we service it. This service is for either, 4x4 (AWD - All Wheel Drive) or 4x2 (FWD - Front Wheel Drive) vehicles, equipped with automatic transmission. The problem will go away for good and you will immediately feel the difference!
Please note that this is a service for repairing your current ECM. This is not a listing for a replacement ECM. If you need a refurbished replacement ECM, please contact us as we may have it too.
The ECMs of these RAV4 models are failing with time, and as a result of this failure, the transmission starts slipping (mostly from second to third gear) and showing other shifting problems, like starting in third gear instead of first gear, making it sluggish when it is accelerated. RPMs go up and the vehicle barely starts to move. This is among many other symptoms.
If this situation is not solved on time, the transmission will suffer an internal failure, making the problem worse and a lot more expensive to fix. Like if it wasn't enough, owners even have reported having minor accidents because of the malfunction of the vehicle while having this issue. Citing the words of one of our customers before we serviced his ECM, "lately, this is been kind of a dangerous car...".
This issue will only be solved by either (1) replacing the ECM computer by a new one (good, but very expensive), or (2) by sending us your current ECM for repairing it (better and not expensive). A reprogramming job alone will NOT, I repeat, will NOT solve the problem, as suggested by many dealers.
If you decide to replace your ECM, a new ECM will cost from $800 to $1300. If you get an used ECM, it will be prone to fail for the same issues, unless PROPERLY repaired and if it has the immobilizer security system enabled, it must be programmed first, before you can use it in your car. Otherwise, the engine will not start.
The best choice is our professional service. We PROPERLY repair and reprogram your actual RAV4 ECM computer. When we ship it back to you, it will be ready to be installed and used right away ("plug and play"). No programming will be needed and no trips to the dealer. We do a high quality job and take preventive measures to avoid this from happening ever again.
Take action now! Don't allow the transmission to fail by driving your RAV4 while having these problems. A transmission repair job may cost you from $3000, up to $5000!!!
NOTE: There is a RAV4 recall issued by Toyota. They extended their warranty for this specific issue and only for vehicles sold and currently in USA. This in addition, will only cover original owners, having proof of ownership. It is called a warranty enhancement. The extension was made to 10 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first. If your RAV4 is over 150,000 miles or if you wish to take care of this right now, we will gladly help and repair your rav4ecm for you. If you are still eligible for the enhanced warranty, Toyota is refunding customers that invested in repairing their vehicles by their own, but again, it depends on eligibility. Just ask your dealer.
Examples of RAV4 ECM units that are having these problems are listed below, but there are several more, so don't hesitate on asking us or acquiring the service if you don't see your ECM's number in the list below. Simple rule, if it is an Automatic, 2001, 2002 or 2003 Toyota RAV4 or 2002-2003 Toyota Picnic, either 4x2 or 4x4, then it is one of the affected models, either if it is for the 1AZ-FE engine or the 1AZ-FSE engine.
What do you do? Do you reprogram or repair the ECM?
May I have a copy of the bulleting distributed by Toyota about this?
Is it hard to remove the ECM from the vehicle? Is it a mechanic needed for the job?
My ECM is not on the list shown. May I send it to you?
Will my RAV4 pass the smog test (emissions test) when doing inspection of my RAV4 if I get this service?
What are the engine specifications of these RAV4 you are servicing their ECMs
Do I need to program or do anything else that require a trip to the dealer in order to use my repaired ECM?
People tell me that these ECMs will lock once serviced and will need to go to the dealer so they can fix that. Is it true?
You charge an amount for the job, plus shipping. How does shipping work?
I have more than one ECM. Do you offer combined shipping or any other discount?
What warranty do you offer and what does it cover?
How much time will this service take?
How does this service work? Do you send an ECM after I pay?
Is the ECM the same as ECU?
If the ECU is "Engine Control Unit", why should I send it if the problem is not with the engine, but with the transmission?
Do you offer this service to XXX country?
How should I pack my ECM when shipping it to you?
My RAV4 has the immobilizer system. Can you still service my ECM?
I depend a lot of my RAV4. What could happen if I keep using it like that?
Is it really the ECM and not the transmission? It slips and jolts and feels like the transmission is really broken!
Is there a chance that the transmission could be damaged besides the ECM?