RAV-4 transmission problems


#1

I have a 2003 RAV-4 automatic that vibrates before it shifts into overdrive. It does it more so when it under a load going up hill. A mechanic said the transmission flush would help and it has but for how long? Should I start looking for another vehicle? There is just over 100,000 miles on it.


#2

another question about magic trans flush. Pull the pan cut open the filter look for metal


#3

Is this the first time the fluid (and filter if it has one) was changed? Regular changes will help your transmissionlast quite a while longer unless it’s already damaged.


#4

BMW automatic transmissions by design never are serviced. They last.


#5

When Toyota starts charging as much for their cars as BMW does, perhaps their transmissions will be designed in the same manner. Until that time, I don’t think that it is realistic to compare the two manufacturers.


#6

I know a few owners who ones changed under the 100k certified warranty thankfully. (5 series and 3 series)


#7

So they don’t necessary last, despite a lack of servicing?

I am shocked!!


#8

Do you know what year 5 and three series. I was with BMW since 2001 at a major Milwauke dealer and not one. No timing chain failures either.


#9

Do you know what the operational concern was?I think the no-service required condition for BMW is related to the chemical make-up of the fluid rather than the design of the transmission