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Bought a 2005 Diesel Rav4 the other day drove it home without any problems next day started it up fine drove off after a short while some lights lit up saying VSC and TRC also the engine light was on followed by the car going into a sort of limp mode pulled over turned off the engine restarted it and drove off again fine for a while until it did it again a couple more times The code reader gave the code P1229 which seems to cover so many things from really bad to changing the fuel filter, hope we haven't bought a rotten apple knowing my luck..After thinking long and hard about what it could be I decided to try and see if it would do it after I had got the car good and warm sure enough drove off and no probs at all.Thinking back to when I bought it the guy had the car running for sometime before we drove it coincidence maybe ? anyway still looking for some advice as I don't want to have to sit and wait all the time....Many thanks
Welcome to the club. First thought is return it but I guess that's going to be difficult. Fuel filter is not a bad place to start but could also be SCVs, EGR etc. If you fill in your profile with some details of the RAV it will help others who may/will stop by.
next time you take the car on a run 50+ miles tip a can of BG244 in the tank. it sorts my 2004 4.2 diesel out for a few months,i only do small miles to work and the turbo vanes get a bit bunged up. might not be the issue,but worth a go. stu
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