Car Problem Reports
Toyota RAV4 Check Engine Light Due to Failure of EGR Valve Control Solenoids
Toyota RAV4 Problem
Average Mileage: 163,750 mi (104,500 mi - 250,000 mi)
Changed valve, sensor, solenoid.
1) Getting a p0401 code (EGR problem).
2) Mechanic runs diagnostic test. Says the EGR is fine, but the VSV (Vacuum Switching Valve) does not provide suction.
3) Replaced VSV.
4) Same code come up.
Visitor, 1998 Toyota RAV4, 185,000 mi
Replaced the switch/valve. Problem solved.
Dealer wanted $350.00 to change. Read how to do it on line. It is a bear. But my total cost was $40.00 for the switch. I also had to buy a camera to even find it (Harbor Freight $70.00)