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#772 of 823 Re: 2007 RAV4 Steering Noise [spinningfox]
Jan 09, 2010 (12:27 pm)
I too have 2006 Rav4 which had the same issue. I paid to have the repairs done because my extended warranty covered all steering components except the one which was giving me problems. I contact Toyota via email, but they have not responded. I really think Toyota needs to recall and reimburse those of us who have had to put out money for this repair. I too will follow if and when Toyota responds. Good luck with your Rav4.
#773 of 823 Re: 2007 RAV4 Steering Noise [namalene]
Jan 09, 2010 (2:52 pm)
My 2006 Rav4 had the same clunking in the steering column. I mentioned it to my dealership repair department once - about two years after purchasing the vehicle...but they couldn't replicate it. After seeing posts on this forum, and someone kindly linked in the TSM, I sent it to my dealership service department and scheduled the repair. Not knowing what they would charge I went in; they said it was covered under the initial warantee (I did not have any extended warantee). No charge to me at all and they replaced the steering components. I have been 'knock free' since. I am shocked to see people having to pay $500 or more for their share of this repair. The only think I can think is that the issue was brought up after the initial warantee was out of date, or unscrupled service departments...or that my dealership made a mistake and paid the full cost? I agree...since the problem seems so widespread, Toyota should be addressing it with a recall. Good luck.
#774 of 823 hum when I am pushing the gas petal
Jan 14, 2010 (9:34 pm)
I have 14k on 08-v-6 engine. I bought the car one month ago but just noticed a hum when I push the gas petal, to me sounds like the tranm. but my wife thinks it might be the tires. When I let up on the gas the hum disappears, dealer is busy now with the snowbirds so I guess I will wait until they go back until I take it in. What do you guys think?? Harry PS vehicle is a Rav-4
#775 of 823 Re: 2007 RAV4 Steering Noise
Jan 26, 2010 (5:43 pm)
I have 07 Rav4 limited - with just over 62K miles, I noticed clunking noise, and took to dealer. They said it was a steering column problem, and quoted me over $900 to repair. I said BS, and wrote Toyota Corporate. They laughed at me and said too bad - out of warranty, we won't help you! Sounds like a design/manufacturing flaw to me that Toyota should be covering. I guess their reliability isn't what we all thought!
#776 of 823 Re: 2007 RAV4 Steering Noise [thegriff]
Jan 26, 2010 (6:40 pm)
Stand your ground, I was able to get them to cover labor out of warranty, it is a part defect, it should be a recall. Escalate more and make noise and see what happens.
#777 of 823 Steering Problem!
Jan 26, 2010 (7:39 pm)
We have a 2006 Toyota RAV 4 limited. Last summer we noticed a clunking noise when you turned the steering wheel. Fortunately we had an extended warranty and the costs were covered. It appears that this was a design flaw and Toyota should cover it.
#778 of 823 Re: hum when I am pushing the gas petal [harryhess1]
Feb 17, 2010 (11:59 am)
I had the problem checked out on my 06 Rav4 and Toyota said that is was a resistor that had gone bad. I don't have the specific info on my right now, but if you are interested, I can get it later. I was on the forum looking at the steering issues.
#779 of 823 Re: hum when I am pushing the gas petal [tcarey1]
Feb 20, 2010 (12:04 pm)
Yes could you please get me the specific's on it. That way when I go to the dealer I can show it to them. Thanks Harry
#780 of 823 scuff marks/scratches on Rav4, how to remove
Mar 16, 2010 (4:47 pm)
I walked outside to my Rav4 after grocery shopping and I noticed a bunch of scuff marks on the rear. Can anyone tell me how I can safely try to remove them w/out any body shop work?
Here is a link to the pics.