Good day to all! I'm in shock - Toyota broke down!
This is my 20th or 22nd car in a row and the fifth Toyota, bought new in Ufa.
And with a run of 65 thousand km, the engine started, white smoke came out of the muffler. The oil was clean, the antifreeze was in place, but when I drove it to the officials a couple of days later, it turned out that the antifreeze was gone.
The oil was filled with Liquid Moli, the operation is careful, not the only car, I did not drive off-road.
And then it began - prices from the officials:
Diagnostics - 2400 rubles
Add 2 liters of antifreeze - 2500 rubles
Drain gasoline - 5 thousand rubles
Replacing the cylinder head gasket (if the reason is in it) - 155,000 rubles
The gasket itself - 50,000 rubles, etc.
I, of course, if not a multimillionaire, otherwise I would have driven a Maybach, picked up the car and taken it to a proven service many times cheaper.
What was surprising: no loyalty from the dealer in Ufa (on Salavat Yulaev Ave.) For example, when my brother had problems with the Volkswagen Polo, the dealer was completely imbued, made discounts, and spare parts were sold at a symbolic price.
They say this is the first time they meet this, there is also little information on the Internet, they were exploited carefully, there were no overheatings, the car did not see off-road, apparently some kind of factory defect. At the same time, they bought 2 Rafiks for me and my father, he also has the same oil, runs without problems.
For information: the warranty ended in December 2021, after that we fill in Liquid Moli (there are three cars in the family with this oil: an outlander, 2 rafiks, of which mine was covered).
Now I'm waiting in line when they take it apart, let's see what the reason is.
Purpose of the review:
1. shame the official dealer
2. keep up to date, suddenly someone will have the same case
Dismantled, found the cause. Fluff and dirt in the radiators are to blame for everything. Moved his head.
It is strange that the sensor did not signal anything, the master says that it can be so, since the engine is running at maximum temperature conditions, the fan turns on, the sensor is silent, then the consequences follow.
I ask you to forgive all those who believe in the Toyota brand for insulting feelings, there are no complaints against Toyota, the reason is in operation :))
Now I have one more phobia - a clogged radiator. I have never cleaned the radiator on all my cars, I can’t understand how it got stuck and where ... So check the radiators more often!
Picked up the car, everything went well, I'm happy.
It cost about 100 thousand rubles of general expenses. Installed all original. Photos of parts before assembly, cleaned radiators, head, etc.
Good luck to everyone on the road!
Year of car purchase: 2018
Mileage: 40398 mi. (65000 km.)
Fuel consumption on the highway:
Fuel consumption in the city:
Category: 2018 Toyota RAV4 Reviews
Squeeze the STD law
You don't have to service the car.
At the age of four, the car is not very problematic, and may even seem unkillable.
Grid on the grille would be useful.
Officials are a universal evil!!! And our task as consumers is to destroy them! :)))
There are no facts about the Moon and Mars, but the fact that a thing that cannot be killed is a fact, it was about 25 years ago.
25 years ago, of course, she was not killed, I'll tell you more, she may have been practically new in 1997.
Let's say that there was a clogged radiator, but which of the motorists cleans it regularly, at least once every five years? Nobody. So it was overheating for another reason.
But we brought in the same way as now they bring four-year or five-year cars from Japan, they never brought new ones.
How can you bring the radiator to such a state?