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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#254 of 828 Re: cell phone charger [traveler8]
Sep 01, 2006 (11:43 pm)
I had a problem getting my cell phone charger into the outlet - it was a very tight fit so I did it very carefully and was so afraid to take it out that I left it in the outlet for a few days. I finally did take it out and it didn't pull the outlet out, but I was afraid it might. I kind of turned the charger a little before I pulled it out. I haven't put it back in yet, but am leary of doing so. The one in my 2004 RAV4 was no problem going in or out. The cupholders in my 2004 RAV4 also worked - I wish Toyota had left well enough alone and not redesigned the cupholders. Cups flop around in them - they are way to big.
#255 of 828 Re: Update regarding droning noise [jpp777]
Sep 02, 2006 (11:04 pm)
The dealer I've been taking my 2006 RAV4 to for the droning noise determined that the source of the noise was the fuel tank (indicating also that the noise could be intensified by applying electrical load). The first fix they tried was to replace the fuel pump (8/22/06), after having consulted with Toyota engineers/techs. That fix didn't work. After having performed further tests as requested by Toyota, the dealer (on 9/1/06) lowered fuel tank assembly, replaced the entire fuel pump assembly and reinstalled fuel tank. They then test drove the vehicle and after a 15 mile Q.C. test drive determined that the noise had been eliminated.
When I picked up the car at 6:30 PM yesterday (9/1/06) I did not hear any evidence of the droning noise when I started the car. I drove it home (about 13 miles) and made a couple of stops along the way and heard no droning during that entire drive so it seems to be fixed because in the past I would hear at least some droning every time I drove it. I did not drive it today, but probably will tomorrow and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is a permanent fix. I hope this helps those of you dealing with the droning problem. I will still keep folks posted as to the continuing absence (hopefully) of the noise and also let you know if it returns.
#256 of 828 Re: ASL Explanation [fhspsu67]
Sep 03, 2006 (1:11 pm)
Do not know about all of you but right now I am pretty pissed. I spent the extra money for the upgraded radio and I do not like this piece of crap that Toyota installed. I am going to contact Toyota to complain and see if they will replace it. If not I will contact my lawyer and handle it that way.
What Toyota basically did was charge for a Premium Radio and installed some piece of junk
#257 of 828 Re: cell phone charger [ihammer]
Sep 03, 2006 (10:57 pm)
I had same problem with our Garmin C340 GPS power cord as well, damn 12V socket in the 06 Rav4 is too tight for sure.
#258 of 828 Re: Update regarding droning noise [jpp777]
Sep 06, 2006 (7:46 pm)
Just to share my own experience.
My wife and I went to a dealership in July test drove the V6 Rav4. We drove the Silver Rav4 for a while then went back to the parking lot; we stayed in the car for over 20 minutes per request of the sales person (he's helping someone else); then we heard the droning noise after about 5 minutes sitting in the car in Park mode; the noise continued for over 10 minutes until I shut the engine off. We thought it was this particular car being damaged by abusive driving thus didn't pay too much attention.
We bought a Pacific Blue Limited Edition Rav4 V6 4x4 fully loaded in August, so far I have put on 1000 miles on it. We've noticed that after the car is being running for a while, the droning noise is usually heard at stop in front of red lights, once I start driving again, the noise goes away. My wife believes the noise is coming from the rear of the car, hopefully Toyota have a fix soon.
#259 of 828 Low fuel warning light
Sep 09, 2006 (6:35 pm)
My commute is 170 miles round trip. Speed is 60-80 mph and I inflate the tires to 40 PSI. Mileage is 26-28 mph.
As best as I can figure the warning light comes on with 3 gallons left in the tank. Is this correct?
Tank is 15.9 gallons. No problems with the car and I change the oil every 5000 with Mobil 1 0-20 weight.
#260 of 828 Droning noise update
Sep 09, 2006 (10:09 pm)
As I mentioned in my 9/3/06 post, the dealer did a second fix for the droning noise on 9/1/06 by replacing the fuel pump assembly (the first fix, which didn't work, was to replace the fuel pump on 8/22/06). I heard no droning when I drove the car home on 9/1 and didn't drive the car again until 9/4/06 when I drove it for about a 60 mile round trip. I did hear the drone again slightly about 20 miles into the trip and then again when I went to back out of the parking lot and the car started to make a noise that sounded kind of like a small airplane in the distance and then the noise turned into the all to familiar drone (in reverse). I have heard it drone several times since then, the latest being yesterday when I got home from work after a 40 mile commute. I was backing into my garage and on came the drone. I put it into Park and the drone stopped. I put it in Reverse again and the drone came on and so on. I was able to duplicate that pattern several times and I finally stopped because I needed to go into the house. The drone is not a loud as it was before the two attempts a fixes were made and does not happen as often, but it is there and is noticible and I am worried that it will just get louder and more frequent with the passage of time as it did before it was "fixed". I frankly think that Toyota has made some sort of design error that needs to be fixed before there is a permanent solution to the problem - ie a vehicle which is quiet like a new car should be. So I am really discouraged because I would like to keep the vehicle - but not with this noise. If anyone who has had the droning noise problem has had it eliminated by a dealer, please let me know what the solution was. Thanks! I am supposed to make another appointment with the dealer and take the car in again so will keep all posted when I do that.
Sep 11, 2006 (5:40 am)
The first few CD's seem to load fine, but after that they
take forever. Sometimes it comes up with "Error 3".
It just seems to get confused every so often. Anyone else
run into this?
#262 of 828 console cup holders
Sep 13, 2006 (5:39 am)
Is it just me or does anyone else think that the spring loaded finger that holds cups in place in the console cup holder is useless? The springs seem so weak and the holder opening is so large that only the very fattest cups are held securely.
I've got about 6k miles on my RAV4 and, so far, this is about my only complaint, except for poor gas mileage. I've had absolutely no problems so far with the vehicle. I love this car. And that's saying a lot since the last two cars I owned were BMWs. My only large complaint is that I'm not getting the mileage promised. In the city I get about 23 mpg, which is OK. But on the highway I only get about 27mpg, without the A/C. With the A/C on, I only get about 26mpg.
#263 of 828 Re: console cup holders [jmccomas]
Sep 13, 2006 (9:03 am)
We are going to try beer foam cozys inserted into the holders to tighten it up for smaller or slanted shaped mugs/cups. Others have found cheap items at Target to use in a similar fashion.