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#24 of 292 ces1938/2006 Rav4
Aug 04, 2007 (11:04 am)
Let me know how it goes Mike, I really never thought it was the transmission at fault, I just think the design of the computer controlled cruse control is the problem...I have been thinking of having this one removed and have an after market cruse control installed, should be able to do that for a couple hundred bucks I would think..I have crippled knees and need a cruse control really bad... than I will be done with Toyota cars for good... thanks Mike let me know
#25 of 292 Re: ces1938, Rav 4 problems [mlmcgahee]
Aug 06, 2007 (1:21 pm)
can your problem be something simple like a 4 cylinder engine pulling the weight of the rav4? it may need the extra torque from a lower gear to do inclines.
just a guess.
#26 of 292 Re: ces1938, Rav 4 problems [719b]
Aug 06, 2007 (1:30 pm)
This problem only occurs with the cruse control on. When I am using the pedal it shifts normaly...
#27 of 292 Re: ces1938/2006 Rav4 [ces1938]
Aug 06, 2007 (1:36 pm)
I took my RAV4 by the dealer service dept. this morning. I gave them a copy of the video I took on a CD in AVI format so they can send it to Toyota National Support if they need too. The technician rode with me and I showed him what the problem was. He was amaised. He had never seen that problem before. They are contacting national support to open a case. I think they are going to replace the computer module.
I'll keep you informed....
#28 of 292 ces1938 Rav4 problems
Aug 06, 2007 (1:57 pm)
Glad you are doing that Mike, keep us informed, did you tell them that other people are having problems like that too??? As for as the 4 cyl. engine, mine shifts fine if I don't used the cruse, but Toyota should have their butt kicked for not putting in the 5 speed transmisson like they did the Camry 4 cyl car....It is not the weight, my Camry weighs 3351 lbs curb weight and my Rav4 weighs in at 3300 lbs curb weight...Mike how did you show them the AVI video?? Wish I had a laptop I would take it to my dealer and show it them... Thanks so much guys.... Charles
#29 of 292 Re: ces1938 Rav4 problems [ces1938]
Aug 08, 2007 (4:49 am)
I received a call from my Toyota Service Dept. this morning. Toyota National Support states that this is a known issue with the programing in the computer module and they are currently working on a fix(Flash Update) to address the issue. All we can do at this point is wait. I will stay on top of this and keep you informed.
#30 of 292 Rav4 cruse control problem... ces1938
Aug 08, 2007 (7:08 am)
You go Mike, boy I was at wits end on this thing and if I had not all ready rigged the car to haul my power wheel chair, I think I would have sold it and bought something else or installed an after market cruse control if possible.. I wonder why they are wasting their money on a fix when all they have to do is replace it with a type that has been used for the last 40 years AND worked.. Boy I am sure glad you were able to get through to Toyota.. Thanks for keeping touch Mike I can not tell you how much I appreciate it...Charles
#31 of 292 Re: ces1938 Rav4 problems [mlmcgahee]
Aug 08, 2007 (8:34 am)
is this cruise control problem only with the 4 cylinder engine?
#32 of 292 Rav 4 Cruise Control problem
Aug 08, 2007 (12:56 pm)
I've read the recent postings about the Rav 4 cruise control problems and they are identical to mine. I purchased 2007, 4 cyl Rav 4 sport in March. The service reps and manager were unable to replicate the problem so I also used my digital camera to record multiple images of my tachometer as I drove up small rolling hills.
The dealer's service manager first indicated the processor would be replaced but I received a call yesterday that Toyota engineers are trying to "fix" the problem. A new processor will not help. I've indicated to the service manager that I am not willing to leave this problem open-ended and want a resolution by next week.
I live in central Missouri with plenty of rolling hills but no gut-wrenching mountains. I don't think my RAV 4 could handle the Smokey Mountains.
I previously had a 1997 Corolla and wish I had it back.
#33 of 292 Re: ces1938 Rav4 problems [719b]
Aug 08, 2007 (2:25 pm)
As far as I know... Everything that I have read... It only affects the 4 cyl. models.