Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Rav4 Won't Start


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 Claude&Val

Claude&Val

    New Member

  • Registered Member
  • 6 posts
  • First Name:Valerie
  • Toyota Model: RAV4 V6
  • Year: 2010
  • Location: Other/NonUK

Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:27 PM

We have a 2010 RAV4 V6 AWD automatic with less than 60,000 km.

It will no longer start. In addition, the shift lever is locked into Park. We have followed the instructions in
the owners manual to override the shift lock. Put the car in neutral and then back into park. Try starting again, no luck. We do not hear any clicking, but a slight whirling sound. And then the shift lever is locked again in park.

Can anyone shed any light on this situation. We are 2 hours from the city and would really like to avoid a long expensive tow if there's an easy fix.

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to TOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 Davrav

Davrav

    Top Rank Poster!

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,104 posts
  • First Name:David
  • Gender*:Male
  • Toyota Model: Rav4 XTR 2.2 D4D Manual
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Gloucestershire

Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:22 PM

Hi and welcome.

Is the battery good?



#3 Claude&Val

Claude&Val

    New Member

  • Registered Member
  • 6 posts
  • First Name:Valerie
  • Toyota Model: RAV4 V6
  • Year: 2010
  • Location: Other/NonUK

Posted 14 July 2013 - 05:29 PM

yes, the battery is good, there's fuel in the tank as well.
This is my first automatic transmission, seems strange
to me that it is getting locked into Parl??. I've had starters
go on other vehicles, would hear a distinct clicking noise,
was always able to push start the cars. Definitely no clicking,
more like a turning noise.

The car recently underwent repairs to the front
end as we sustained a direct hit on the drivers side
tire. Unsure what parts were involved as the order list
was all in spanish. We have driven the car for a
6 hour drive and a 2 hour drive since the repair, and
a dozen short runs. Everything was normal. Until
this morning.

#4 Davrav

Davrav

    Top Rank Poster!

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,104 posts
  • First Name:David
  • Gender*:Male
  • Toyota Model: Rav4 XTR 2.2 D4D Manual
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Gloucestershire

Posted 14 July 2013 - 07:13 PM

If you have had work done as a result of an accident I guess it could be a range of possilbilities but check to make sure all earthing points are secure and making good contact, especially battery and engine.



#5 Dippy

Dippy

    Advanced Club Member

  • Registered Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 177 posts
  • Gender*:Male
  • Toyota Model: RAV4.3

Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:48 PM

If its in Spanish, I assume the drivers side tyre means the front left, rather than the front right as most British readers would think?

Not sure it is relevant, but every little may help. If I remember correctly, battery is mounted front left.

You don't have any sort of recovery or home-start insurance, where a mechanic could at least come out and diagnose, even if he couldn't fix it?

#6 Dippy

Dippy

    Advanced Club Member

  • Registered Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 177 posts
  • Gender*:Male
  • Toyota Model: RAV4.3

Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:49 PM

Spanish, V6. Somewhere in the Americas?

#7 spoofpig

spoofpig

    Satans left nut

  • Member via FB
  • PipPip
  • 78 posts
  • First Name:adrian
  • Gender*:Male
  • Toyota Model: rav4 D4D xt4
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Durham

Posted 15 July 2013 - 09:09 PM


imobiliser ???



#8 Claude&Val

Claude&Val

    New Member

  • Registered Member
  • 6 posts
  • First Name:Valerie
  • Toyota Model: RAV4 V6
  • Year: 2010
  • Location: Other/NonUK

Posted 16 July 2013 - 03:53 AM

yes, front left wheel was hit. We're in Panama, we shipped our car from Canada when we moved here. Apparently our insurance includes some roadside assistance - so tomorrow we'll try to get a boost and see what happens. The car was sitting in the repair shop for 10 weeks - so even though the battery is not dead - perhaps it is too weak? As far as getting a mobile mechanic - not possible here.

#9 Claude&Val

Claude&Val

    New Member

  • Registered Member
  • 6 posts
  • First Name:Valerie
  • Toyota Model: RAV4 V6
  • Year: 2010
  • Location: Other/NonUK

Posted 16 July 2013 - 03:56 AM

We've ruled out immobilizer, as per instructions in owners manual

#10 Davrav

Davrav

    Top Rank Poster!

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,104 posts
  • First Name:David
  • Gender*:Male
  • Toyota Model: Rav4 XTR 2.2 D4D Manual
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Gloucestershire

Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:15 AM

yes, front left wheel was hit. We're in Panama, we shipped our car from Canada when we moved here. Apparently our insurance includes some roadside assistance - so tomorrow we'll try to get a boost and see what happens. The car was sitting in the repair shop for 10 weeks - so even though the battery is not dead - perhaps it is too weak? As far as getting a mobile mechanic - not possible here.

 

If the battery is weak you will struggle - there are loads of posts about this issue on the American owners club site RAV4 World..........



Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users