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#4664 of 4696 Re: 2007 RAV4 needed a brake job at 24,000 miles. [zivbnd]
Nov 25, 2009 (6:48 pm)
i too had to replace my brakes at 29,000. i am very easy on brakes and alot of those miles were road miles. also just replaced my water pump at 36,000. thank goodness that was covered by warranty as the bill was quite high. i dont think i have had any vehicle with these problems this early in the mileage count. thought i was getting a better vehicle when i bought a toyota.
#4665 of 4696 Re: 2007 RAV4 needed a brake job at 24,000 miles. [steve272]
Nov 26, 2009 (7:24 am)
It may simply be the weight of the vehicle. More mass (than you're used to perhaps?) means more energy to stop.
#4666 of 4696 Re: 2007 RAV4 needed a brake job at 24,000 miles. [ateixeira]
Nov 26, 2009 (4:56 pm)
had a 4 runner prior to the rav and didn't have any brake replacements this early.
Jan 08, 2010 (3:50 pm)
I have an 07 rav4 with 55,000 hwy miles today i learned I need a water pump and the labor will be high total repair 1400 Should a water pump go so early
#4668 of 4696 Re: water pump [tree329]
Jan 08, 2010 (7:33 pm)
The powertrain warranty doesn't cover that?
#4669 of 4696 '06 RAV 4 shut down
Apr 01, 2010 (3:17 pm)
I have a mystery problem,we just started to have a total shut down where all the dash lights come on and the steering goes dead and then when you hit the brakes it's running again.My wife said it happened twice in the last month and once before..So we took it ot a Toyota shop they could not duplicate the problem.I drove it after we got it back for two days thenit happen to me twice in a few seconds.Since then it's back in the shop and hasn't happen since going on two days now.Help are we crazy???? .
#4670 of 4696 Re: '06 RAV 4 shut down [btownbob]
Apr 02, 2010 (6:33 am)
Sounds like an electrical gremlin. Have the battery and alternator tested, perhaps? Can't be a fuse if it's self-healing.
#4671 of 4696 Re: '06 RAV 4 shut down [btownbob]
Apr 02, 2010 (9:59 am)
I wouldn't rule out a mechanical looseness to an electrical connection if you are hitting the brakes hard enough (causing the connection to "make again" or undoing a short). Wiggle some wires under the hood while someone else plays with the steering or observes the dash lights. Look around also for any wires that might have been chaffing and shorting on the insulation.
#4672 of 4696 Re: water pump [tree329]
May 05, 2010 (11:44 pm)
have same question, '07 rav4 w/ 72000 miles needs a water pump replacement? been driving toyotas since 1979 incl '97 & '00 rav4 - have never replaced a water pump in any (all had 170,000 + miles). Have a lifetime drivetrain warranty thru the dealer, warranty company refuses to honor (can't show TO THEIR SATISFACTION every oil change, tire rotation, air filter, cabin air filter, etc. that i've had done - cancelled checks aren't proof of service. Dealer says it's out of their hands, even though they provided the warranty as incentive to purchase vehicle. The repair cost in absolute robbery, could have job done at local independent for much less, but traveled 75 miles from home to dealer where vehicle was purchased because they issued the lifetime warranty. Should have bought the Santa Fe - don't think i'll be buying anymore toyotas & i know i won't be having any service done at a toyota dealer.
#4673 of 4696 Re: water pump [nomoretoyota3]
May 06, 2010 (3:13 am)
Interesting. I have an 06Rav, no problems but, we bought a CPO 2007 Lexus ES350 back in October 09. Last month noticed a redish colored spot on floor. First thought tranny fluid but dealer said could be antifreeze etc. Anyway, took it in, and it was the water pump. Not that we have the same mfg. water pumps etc. but interesting anyway. I haven't had a water pump fail since back in the 1960's. At least covered under the extended warranty but still. Our Rav's been flawless except for radio system replaced twice due to major readability glitches. Will knock on wood now.