Toyota released a software update to fix a problem that caused the Check Engine Light to come on. Before the update, the computer would report a problem with the catalytic converter when there wasn't one.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Toyota RAV4 Software update to correct false catalytic converter failure
Toyota RAV4 Problem
Average Mileage: 140,124 mi (95,000 mi - 178,865 mi)
Visitor, 2001 Toyota RAV4, 172,000 mi
Had the catalytic converter replace, 5 months later check engine light again for catalytic converter failure and replaced it again.
Visitor, 2001 Toyota RAV4, 155,000 mi
My engine light came on, turned if off, then it come on again, turned if off, drove 50 miles, passed smog test, then the light came back on. Been on since after the test, almost been two years, need a smog test next summer.
The check engine light comes on. It indicates the converter needs replaced inorder for the car to pass PA emission inspection.
Visitor, 2003 Toyota RAV4, 178,865 mi
Diagnosed po420, bank 1 and 2 failed .po430 bank 1 and 2 failed.
Visitor, 2001 Toyota RAV4, 178,000 mi
Had my 2001 Toyota RAV catalytic converter replaced by a Toyota Dealership. Six years late at 178,000 miles I was told the cat converter had to be replaced. exactly 2 years later and at 192,890 miles, check engine light comes on and being told cat converter again.
If not updated light will come on about every 500 miles after being cleared