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#1 of 292 cruse control on 2006 Rav 4
Jul 04, 2007 (8:21 am)
my Rav 4 has the worst cruse control that I have ever seen, and I have been driving cars with cruse controls for nearly 40 years and the Toyota dealer will do nothing to fix it, they just say live with it, it can't be fixed..... It will down shift with least little hill, sometime all the way down to 2nd gear, it bucks and jumps with the transmission jumping from one gear to another, I can not believe anyone could make a mess out of a cruse control like that... It actually knocks all most 5 mpg off my gas mileage, which is not that great anyway..someone please help me..could a person take the damn thing off and replace it with a after market cruse control that actually works????
#2 of 292 Re: cruse control on 2006 Rav 4 [ces1938]
Jul 06, 2007 (3:01 am)
Perhaps you should consult another dealer about your problem. Sounds like they just dont want to fix your cruise control. Also, have you checked to see if any TSBs have been put out on this issue? If not, you might want to check that as well.
#3 of 292 Re: cruse control on 2006 Rav 4 [dtown40]
Jul 06, 2007 (10:39 am)
Thanks, but I guess I don't know what "TSB" means or where I would look to find it, can you help me with that??
#5 of 292 Re: cruse control on 2006 Rav 4 [steve_]
Jul 06, 2007 (11:26 am)
Hey thanks Guy, I will check it out... Charles
#6 of 292 Re: cruse control on 2006 Rav 4 [ces1938]
Jul 23, 2007 (6:44 pm)
I have a brand new 2007 RAV4 Base 4cyl (6000 miles on it) that is doing the same thing. With the cruse on, going 60 - 65 mph, up hill it will start shifting in and out of gears, bucking and jumping.... Have you found any answers yet?
#7 of 292 Re: cruse control on 2006 Rav 4 [mlmcgahee]
Jul 24, 2007 (8:40 am)
Nope, I have not, sorry, apparently Toyota is using some of the crap that the domestics use to use, the only way to get their attention is to quit buying their cars I suppose, I did that back in 1985 Buick it was junk, been 22 years but after this deal I am starting to look at GM again.. I had the same deal with a 73 Ford, I drove it 12,000 miles and never bought another Ford.... The cruse on our Rav 4's wrecks my gas mileage, how about yours?? I can get 5 mpg better if I don't use the cruse, have you noticed this with you car?? where to you live? I live in Oklahoma where we have a lot of hills, so cruse is constantly shifting up and down, if I drive with out the cruse it does NOT do that... good luck if I find out a answer I will let you know, hope you would do the same for me.... Charles
#8 of 292 Re: cruse control on 2006 Rav 4 [ces1938]
Jul 26, 2007 (5:27 am)
I have an appointment with Toyota Service Dept. this morning. They want to replace a solenoid in my transmission to correct the problem. I will let you know if it works....
#9 of 292 cruse control on 2006 Rav 4, ces1938
Jul 26, 2007 (8:02 am)
Hey Mike, hope this works for you, maybe it will work for me, if it does I will be back at my dealer again... This problem is the main thing I have with the car.. I use a power wheel chair and use the SUV to carry it.. I have bad leg problems and like to use to use the cruse control a lot, this one is a total pain in the butt....Hope to hear from you, thanks again.
#10 of 292 Re: cruse control on 2006 Rav 4, ces1938 [ces1938]
Jul 27, 2007 (3:22 pm)
Well..... I had a call From the Toyota Service Dept. today... After replacing the solenoid in my transmission the problem became worse. Now they are saying they will replace the whole transmission.