My complaint is misrepresenting the range.
Fix the problem!! How about several tens of thousands owners? Most people can drive between 551 and 594 highway miles on one tank of gasoline, depending on driving style along with road and weather conditions. I bet the RAV4 Hybrid will indeed get 40 mpg at a steady 65 mph. The second generation Prius had fuel capacity issues as well. As someone who owns a Highlander Hybrid and drives ~5k mi/year, I’ll give answers. are trademarks of Autobeef LLC, All rights reserved. In a statement to Automotive News, Toyota acknowledged the issue and confirmed that it is “investigating a fuel tank shape issue on certain RAV4 Hybrid vehicles. Like you, the range was the ONLY reason I bought the car, and Toyota is fraudulently failing to disclose defects effecting the mpg and the range. Measure the distance you get for a tank and then reset the distance to empty. I have a '17 Rav4Hybrid Limited. Has anyone checked if the air holes on the tank are actually open? The information concerned a “Fuel Gauge Concern,” and says: “Some 2019 model year RAV4 HV customers may be experiencing some concern related to fuel gauge reading less than full…The meter may display somewhere around 3/4 or 7/8 full at time of gas station pump auto stop.”. In an email to AN, Davis said, “On highway trips, when the gas gauge reads between 1/8-1/4, it will take about 9-9.5 gallons max in a fill-up.
Finally, Toyota has sent something in writing to owners. This article and the comments that follow have certainly caused me to hold off purchasing a new Toyota RAV 4 Hybrid. I will take this monetary loss as an expensive lease but but from here on out I will never buy Toyota again. No mas, Having a rav 4 and calling yourself a “motoring enthusiast” or a Petrolhead, is akin to having a cuppa of hot chocolate on New Years Eve and referring to yourself as a Party Animal. 29K miles. Representing Shareholders, Employees, and Consumers for Over 30 Years. Why couldn't Toyota provide even 1 mile of range at moderate speeds is beyond me. - Torque News Toyota - my regular column- YouTube channel - My "Toyotajeff" Toyota reviews- Facebook page "Toyotajeff"- Instagram page @toyotajeff1- Twitter @toyotajeff1. The issue is a badly designed fuel filler. Some customer reports have also noted the "Distance to Empty" shown on the multi-information display is less than expected.
re: 2021 rav4 hybrid fuel tank issue Spoke to dealer today about the 2021s. That’s a 10% difference. The low fuel light comes on even sooner, normally indicating (via the onboard calculations) 40 miles to E. However we already established that E isn’t zero gallons there is clearly a good safety margin before you run dry.
Road noise is very present.
Just 1 time I was able to trickle in 12 gallons of gas in the car.
This is not only an issue when traveling long distances – it also determines whether you fill up once a week or every 4 days for a commuter vehicle.). This is drastically lower than the 580 miles advertised by Toyota. Now if they ran out at 1/8 or 1/4 of a tank then yeah I could see that as a safety issue.
It allows seamless start-stop and idling with the engine mostly off but the climate control happily working. Reality is a construct that my insect brain can’t comprehend. Did anyone else receive this? A Toyota RAV4 Hybrid fuel tank class action lawsuit alleges the vehicles cannot reach the advertised mileage range of 580 miles because the tanks cannot hold the required 14.5 gallons of fuel. They have opened themselves up to class action lawsuits, destroying their reputation as a reliable manufacturer and risking their sales. They have put greed and profit above customer satisfaction. That’s great and all, but drive it fast enough, still at legal speeds, and it drops to F-150 mpg. Have they looked into a talk to see if there are 4 gallons left when the light comes on? I don’t know why the EPA should call for testing at a speed that is 1) not legal and 2) far above what most people not in the mountain west are experiencing most of the time. "Toyota has received customer reports of certain 2019 and 2020 RAV4 Hybrid vehicle fuel gauges displaying less than full and/or total fuel dispensed is less than expected, when the fuel nozzle automatically clicks off. It could also be that only come cars are seeing this issue which could be a quality control issue with the mounting of the new tank that causes some vehicles to have a portion of the tank above the fill line making it impossible to really fill completely. We recommend customers who have a concern visit a Toyota dealer. This is not the permanent fix, though.
I surrender my intellect to you, my alleged superior. Amazing build quality, technology and features. So now we just have to be content that the last 100 miles of range just isn't available to us in the RAV4 Hybrid and we just have to live with it for now. The gas pump allegedly shut off prematurely each time he tried to fill the RAV4 Hybrid to the advertised capacity of the fuel tank. Toyota does recommend drivers get gasoline immediately when this warning light comes on. When it can hardly go 472 when gas tank shows empty. "Until a final remedy is identified, the interim option is to install a replacement tank. Toyota allegedly knew about the fuel tank issues as early as November 5, 2019, based on Tech Tip T-TT-0581-19 issued to dealerships.
An almost $40k vehicle with issues with gas tanks (something that has been around since the model T) and yet Toyota can't get it right now. The first reset set the distance to empty to 569 miles, and the second time to 535. “This condition may impact the vehicle’s total available driving distance. (I had this issue on a corvette once and the culpret was the air holes were not open.
This would be such a non-issue for me. There are 75-85 mph rural freeways, but most people aren’t driving them.
I have had the (defective faulty) Rav4 Hybrid for almost a year, the DTE computer is also inaccurate due to the gas tank issue. But I do wonder if anybody has run one a late model RAV4 out of gas and seen how much fuel it takes then. The best selling vehicle among people that make over 250k a year is…wait for it, the Ford F150. Yet 44 mpg with AWD, the SF Sport would get 24 mpg at their best. What I have not seen yet is an answer to the question, when the light come on is there still 4 gallons left in the tank and will it use those gallons if I continue to drive on? I got the same letter as well. Last week, consumer reporter Steve Noviello shared a story featuring 2019 and 2020 RAV4 Hybrid owners who said their vehicles 14.5-gallon gas tanks would stop accepting fuel after nine or 10 gallons.
Have you seen this problem with your vehicle and what is your personal experience? “a fuel tank shape issue on certain RAV4 Hybrid vehicles” …*certain* RAV4 Hybrids, but not others? This article is about Acura MDX using more than one SAE standard to advertise their numbers.
You’ll see from my posting I completely understand what you’re dealing with. I used to think this way, but after driving and being a passenger in a few hybrids, I think for some the premium is worth it no matter what. However, a driver allegedly cannot add more than 10 gallons before the gas pump nozzle shuts off.
My college girlfriend had a Civic of that vintage. As said, you have get to know your car. We recommend customers who have a concern visit a Toyota dealer. Wow!
The nozzle interprets this as full and shuts down. I was only able to put in 10 gallons on my first refill. This will be a tough fix for Toyota because they have to tear the car apart to remove and replace the tank. Per last check in with Toyota, they hope to have resolution known “soon”. Only 3 blinks for lane change. "The Cost of Going Upscale: Mazda Mulls Its Compact Car Strategy", "Bark’s Bites: Vote For Bark to Be Editor-in-Chief of Jalopnik! This time, a situation involving Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and its fuel capacity. Each time it takes over 18.5 gallons to fill it up on a 20 gallon tank. Rich people like them and are buying them like mad. ~8 gallons times reasonable highway fuel economy does not get you amazing range. At 5K Toyota authorized replacement of sending unit, gasket, and fuel tank. If you’re really keen on this vehicle, wait a year - there will be several thousand buybacks dumped on the market at significant savings.
I have a 2017 Rav4 Hybrid that has been very reliable. Is this a case of people hunting for something to be cross about? The water cooler rumor for months was this issue was related to the actual shape itself of RAV4 Hybrid fuel tank. It has been back to the dealer 4 times with the problem. Did you also know it is the country’s top hybrid vehicle? It's solid and easy to use.
March 8, 2020 — Toyota is currently investigating a potential fuel tank shape issue on certain RAV4 Hybrid vehicles. Probably 25 mpg at 90 mph.
Hybrids are not just about gas mileage. -Only 1 time and at a very low state of fuel was I able to get more than 11 gallons in the RAV4, even though I have seen other non-hybrid folks putting 13 gallons or more in their vehicles without much effort.
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid fuel tank class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California: DeLuca, et al., v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.
This is very disturbing to learn that I was really getting ready to run out of gas. Why would the EPA measure consumption at 90 mph when that speed is not legal anywhere in the US? I would really like to hear from Toyota what testing they have done. I can see why vehicle owners would be displeased. In a statement to Automotive News, Toyota acknowledged the issue and confirmed that it is “investigating a fuel tank shape issue on certain RAV4 Hybrid vehicles.
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