Last post on Dec 06, 2013 at 12:40 AM
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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#822 of 831 Re: Defective window seal trim [pamf2]
Nov 23, 2012 (9:02 am)
I have the same problem. Had one back door replaced, now both front doors are failing.
Not sure I can replace it myself.
Toyota said "haven't seen it happen before", that what they say about everything.
Afraid, I have bought my last Toyota, my loyalty has run out.
#823 of 831 Re: The weird floor down slope breaking my knee [cigsmh]
May 05, 2013 (9:21 am)
I'm the same height and have had the same problem, first in my wife's Acura TSX, later in my Lexus ES330. (I'm shopping for a Rav4.) I was so convinced it was the seat that I bought (and later returned) a Lexus RX350.
It turned out to be a back problem -- my back, a slipped disc. A few sessions with a good physical therapist and repetition of the exercises she showed me fixed the problem. Yes, it *seemed* to be the seat, and the floor may indeed slope the wrong way, but when changing the seat and the car didn't fix the problem, I had to face the fact that it was my body that needed fixing.
Hope this helps!
#825 of 831 Fuel shut off
Sep 18, 2013 (11:32 am)
I was driving a 2006 Rav4 and was in a fender bender (7 car highway deal, I hit the car in front, the car in back hit me). I was doing around 10mph (the airbags never deployed) and the car is dead. The battery is fine, but the car won't turn over. There only seems to be some body damage and nothing too horrible. Some lights work (hazards and blinkers, but that's it), however the car will not turn over. Someone said it is probably the fuel shut off valve. Where is the shut off valve and am I missing anything else?
#826 of 831 brake pads for 2010 Rav4
Nov 14, 2013 (2:33 pm)
I bought my 2010 Rav4 2 weeks ago. The dealer had the brake pads replaced so that it would pass inspection. I'm assuming he put the cheapest pads he could find, on it. The ones on the front are now squealing and at times making a grinding noise when I slow down. My questions is; what's a fair price to get some decent pads and labor? And should I replace the ones on the back too?
#827 of 831 Re: brake pads for 2010 Rav4 [cyclist22]
Nov 26, 2013 (6:38 pm)
Didn't have to replace. The brakes finally got broken in, I guess. Very little noise. Much better!
#828 of 831 Should the dashboard look matte?
Nov 26, 2013 (6:44 pm)
The dashboard on my 2010 Rav4 doesn't have any shine. Is it supposed to look that way? I tried amorall but it didn't help. It looked worse!
#829 of 831 Engine burnt
Dec 05, 2013 (7:48 pm)
Hi. My engine of my 2006 Toyota Rav4 burnt and the Toyota service gave me a 6800$ cost to replace it. That looked too high to me even I don't know much about prices. Anyone has an idea of what the average cost would be?
Thanks in advance.
#830 of 831 Re: Engine burnt [akins33]
Dec 05, 2013 (8:08 pm)
I really don't know. And by burnt I don't know if you mean it is not rebuildable or what. It sounds like he quoted you the price for an entirely new engine. Maybe it's rebuildable but the dealer doesn't do that kind of work? By any chance did the engine overheat and did the block become warped. Did the dealer tell you the engine could not be rebuilt?
I would look around for someone who has experience rebuilding Toyota engines. Depending on where you live, it might be easy or impossible. Get an estimate or two for rebuilding.
If you rebuild the engine, you are still not going to get that money back. You should see what you car is worth using this site, kbb, or nada and make a call. My gut says you should have it hauled to the dump.
#831 of 831 Re: Engine burnt [akins33]
Dec 06, 2013 (12:40 am)
I would agree put your money in another vehicle. i would consider a Hyundai equivalent. Sell your Rav4 for what its worth for parts or trade it in. When our Rav4 even appears like it will have another major issue, will sell it asap. Already spent $5k in repairs that should have been warranty or defect coverage.