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#138 of 142 Re: 2011 Battery problems? [gbucko]
Aug 02, 2013 (12:23 pm)
That is a classic example of a bad battery. The RAV4 with its electric power steering is dependent on a strong battery--the Limited with push button start even more so. The dealership should have performed a load test on the battery and replaced it with a new one since you are still under the factory warranty. My original battery started getting weak after 2 years, taking a little bit longer to start. I took it to my dealer, they said it failed the load test and installed a new Toyota Truestart battery under warranty. You might want to try finding a better dealership.
#139 of 142 Re: 2011 Battery problems? [junebug1701]
Aug 07, 2013 (5:17 am)
The first time it went in, the battery was completely dead. No lights or displays in the vehicle. The Toyota care tow driver put the battery booster to finally get it started and recommended I not turn it off until I could get it to the dealer. I drove it to the dealer, and they charged the dead battery. Afterwards, they tested the electrical system and everything was ok. The second time that I had the problem with the vehicle, I took it in to the dealer and they had it an entire day. When I went to pick it up, the service paperwork was still on the Reps desk and the request was still open. The electrical check test showed no problems with the electrical system. The tech rep sent a Technical Service Request in to Toyota on Friday, August 2 and expected to get a reply by Tuesday or Wednesday. Well it is Wednesday, August 7, and I have not heard from the dealership as of 9 AM. I really love the RAV4 for many reasons, however I have totally lost confidence in the RELIABILITY of the vehicle. I cannot trust it to startup every time I get into the vehicle. My wife and I are planning a couple of trips within the next month, and have no Idea whether the problem will occur again. Toyota refuses to replace the battery since the tests came back within their specifications and no Errors are indicated on the computer system for the vehicle. If it goes one more time with no resolution, Pennsylvania has a Lemon Law that may help me.
#140 of 142 2007 RAV 4 LIMITED - BATTERY / ELECTRICAL
Sep 05, 2013 (5:13 am)
I have a '07 RAV 4 Limited. Purchased new in August of '07. The car ran fine for 2 years, then had to have it towed to the dealership as it was completely dead. New battery was installed and it ran fine for another 2 years. Dead battery again, so I bought a new one through NTB. Once again, it ran great until 2012. I returned to my car after shopping one day and it wouldn't start. Called AAA and had them come jump it. Testing indicated the battery was going bad, so went back to NTB and had it replaced under warranty. A couple of months later, battery was dead again. When AAA jumped it, the car started but would barely go.....10-15 MPH. Limped into the dealership and was told it was something to do with the engine. Toyota made the repairs and I picked it up the next day. Starting a couple of months after that, my battery died. At that point, I had it towed to the dealership. They told me it was just a dead battery and that I must have left the lights on overnight. (NOT!) Took the car home and, after 4-5 weeks, the car was dead again. AAA - jump start. Car ran fine. A couple of months later, dead battery - AAA ... jump start. Then after 11 days, dead battery again and, again, AAA jumped it and checked the battery. The battery was fine. Just no power getting to it. Drove to dealership, explained, again, what was going on. Left the car with them and had to rent a car to get to work. At the end of the day, they could find nothing, so asked to bring it back in the day after Labor Day for them to run a "drain" test. Took the car back in, rented another car, and left it overnight and all day on Wednesday. THEY HAVE NO CLUE AS TO WHAT IS MAKING MY BATTERY DRAIN. CANNOT FINE ONE THING WRONG. Is this crazy, or what? It's a TOYOTA and I'm having TOYOTA mechanics work on it................they haven't a clue! I will say one thing positive about this experience - I'LL NEVER BUY ANOTHER TOYOTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#141 of 142 Re: 2007 RAV 4 LIMITED - BATTERY / ELECTRICAL [judy8031]
Sep 16, 2013 (4:10 pm)
On September 11, the Rav4 was inspected and I once again asked that the techs run a test on the battery. Inspection went well with no issues and the battery test indicated no problem with the battery.
On Saturday morning, September 14, my wife and I went to breakfast and made stops at the post office and went to get a few groceries at the Giant food store on 277 Hershey Road in Hummelstown Pa 17036. We finished shopping in the store and loaded up the Rav4 and tried to start it at 9:45 AM. All that occurred after pushing the start button was for it to click and then nothing. Retried several times and nothing. Called Toyota Care and the operator indicated that Mid Atlantic Auto would be out to tow the Rav4 in about 1 1/2 hours. Tried to restart intermittently with no luck. After receiving the call that the tow was 1/2 hour away, I tried to restart one more time and it finally restarted at 10:55 AM. Called Toyota Care to cancel the tow and proceeded to drive and drop my wife off at home and then proceed to the Toyota dealership. The customer service rep logged the RAV4 in for service and he indicated that the rep who had previously handled the problem would be in Monday morning, September 16.
Up to this point I had received no service reports to show that the Rav4 was in fact in for correction of the problem. Weekend rep indicated that the other rep would handle getting me copies on Monday.
September 16. Went the entire day without my car or even a call from the dealership. Called at 4 PM and get the rep handling the problem. He indicated that he did not know that the car was even there until noon and then proceeded to start it and took it in for test on the electrical and battery. He indicated that no problem was showing up. He asked that I leave it overnight and on Tuesday, 9/17, he would contact Toyota again about the problem. Afterwards, he would call me and let me know what was going on.
Really frustrated at this point.
Dec 03, 2013 (2:35 pm)
I have a Toyota Rav 4, Limited, 2010.
While I'm driving, the security light goes on. When I stop the car, I have difficulties to restart, the green light on the push button doesn't come on. I went to my Toyota dealer, and they don't know exactly what may be the problem. They suggested to change the ignition switch and if the problem reoccurs, to change the ECU module.
Has anyone else experienced the same problem?