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Rav4 2016 ZSA42R 2WD CVT failure


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Has anyone else suffered a RAV4 CVT failure?

My daughter's 2016 ZSA42R has done 120000km and been religiously serviced by the "Toyota Experts" at the dealer.

No towbar. City driving.

Car developed a bad clunking/whining increasing with road speed and "Toyota Dealer" tells me CVT now needs replacement. About $ 13000.00.

My warranty is only the standard 3 Year/100000km whichever occurs first.

I have done my own checking/diagnosing with both front wheels in the air and unfortunately they are correct.

It is not a CV joint or a wheel bearing.

Apparently, the 6 speed CVT is "sealed for life" and never needs fluid change.

Unfortunately now I know better.

My "Toyota Service" invoices state "Inspected Automatic Transmission Fluid" at 40000 and 80000 however it is obvious now that this was not done.

So are there any other ducks out there like me who believed these supposed specialists were looking after my car?

 

 

 

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Hi Peter, I have just experienced the same issue with my 2016 RAV4. Failed CVT transmission at 120,000klm and facing a large bill outside of warranty. Same symptoms as described above in the original post - whirring  noise on increased speed. Did you have any outcome on your transmission? Same thoughts as you - I have researched but have not found anything online until this thread. Really hoping others with the same issue see this and have the same issue.

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On 4/12/2024 at 9:05 PM, Rav4 2016 Red said:

Hi Peter, I have just experienced the same issue with my 2016 RAV4. Failed CVT transmission at 120,000klm and facing a large bill outside of warranty. Same symptoms as described above in the original post - whirring  noise on increased speed. Did you have any outcome on your transmission? Same thoughts as you - I have researched but have not found anything online until this thread. Really hoping others with the same issue see this and have the same issue.

Hi Andrew, just wanted to see if you were able to get this fixed? What was the issue in the end? My car has just started making this same noise (2016 Rav4 - 97000km) and I'm worried.  I've had the transmission fluid checked and replaced but the noise is still there. 

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