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#53 of 103 Re: rumble/rattle [stew16]
Sep 12, 2010 (6:05 pm)
Thanks for your insights. I figured as much. Am waiting to speak to the GM/owner with my issues. Will keep the forum posted. Can hardly wait to hear what excuses he'll come up with about why it can't be fixed and that it's a "normal" vibrational occurrence that has no bearing on the operation of the vehicle. Too bad I wasn't informed of that to begin with.
#54 of 103 Re: 2007 V6 Loud Hum [mexateck]
Oct 05, 2010 (7:58 pm)
Hi, I just bought a 2010 v6 rav 4 and since the day I drove my rav out of the parking lot it has been humming. They have already replaced my transmission and the noise is still there. It seems to happen between 30-40 but gets worse if i stay at a steady speed between 38-40. I am not very happy at all with this situation. I will be going back soon to the dealership. Waiting to hear from the toyota rep. Outside of the humming noise I love the truck itself. I will keep you posted as to what happens but if anyone else is having this problem we all need to stick together to get any results.
Oct 06, 2010 (7:07 pm)
Yes my noise from the tran. is louder between 30-40mph. It starts to get to me. Its a rav 4, 6cyl also. Dealer told me that this is normal for the 6, mine is a 2008 with 22k. I will contact another dealer and see if I can talk to a rep.. Other wise vehicle is great, good gas milage, etc. If they can not do anything I guess I will have to trade it for something else. My sister has the 4 cyl and no humming. Harry
#56 of 103 Transmission Problems
Oct 07, 2010 (11:34 am)
Hi, I dont believe them when they say this is normal. My husband has been driving 4 wheel drives his whole life and have never heard a noise like this so I think it is BS. I went back to the dealership to see if I could trade it for a 2011 but whos to say I wouldn't have the same problem. Just a lot of problems with the dealership in general. They promised me they would trade me up to an 11 because I was told my navigation had a 6 disc player and after I take delivery find out it only has a 1. So I took them up on how good they would take care of me and went there last Sunday. Yea they must think I am a moron they wanted another 5400 so I am not very happy with them at this moment. They are all the same they take your money and nobody gives a crap after that. I am expecting to hear from the rep on Oct 8 and I can almost guess what they are going to tell me. They are going to say it is normal and the noise is alot better now then when I first brought it in. I will keep you posted. Hopefully with good news but with the way everything else went at the dealership Im not depending on it. Talk to you soon!
#57 of 103 Re: rumble/rattle [dee911]
Oct 13, 2010 (6:55 pm)
Please keep us posted. I have the exact same problem. Very disappointed in Toyota.
#58 of 103 Transmission Problems
Oct 14, 2010 (7:54 pm)
Hi I am also very disappointed in Toyota. I received a phone call today only for them to tell me there is nothing wrong with the vehicle and basically its something we have to live with. I said well if it is not a transmission problem why did they opt to change the transmission. To be honest with you I really did not get a straight answer. I guess if enough of us complain maybe they will do something about it so lets all stick together on this issue and hope we get the problem resolved. I am not very happy. Once you buy the product and they get your money these car dealers are all the same they could care less!!
#59 of 103 Re: My new rav4 making a rattling noise.... [rav004]
Nov 17, 2010 (11:01 pm)
I have a 2010 Rav4 Ltd v6 4x4 with the exact noises plus some. In addition to the creaks coming from both B pillars there is a creaking sound coming from the center console and there is a piece of beige plastic visible to the right of the steering column behind the gray trim that is loose and you can move it around when you poke your finger in there. There is also a rattle coming from the rear door and there is a creaking noise coming from the passenger side A pillar/windshield area whenever I go around a bend in a twisty road (doesn't matter if the bend is right or left).
My wife has a 2010 Corolla S that had a ton of rattles and it took multiple trips to the dealership to get them addressed, all the while the dealership made us feel like we were imposing on them. So, now I dread taking the Rattle4...er I mean Rav4 back to the dealership and I know it will take multiple visits.
I really love the smoothness and power of the engine, but these noises are driving me insane and take away from the overall experience of driving the Rav. Toyota has really lost its way with using Fisher Price grade plastics that aren't screwed in properly in its vehicles.
Sorry about the rant, but owning these two rattle traps has been very frustrating.
#60 of 103 Re: rumble/rattle [stew16]
Nov 18, 2010 (11:44 am)
hi i have the same problem with the transmision on my rav 4 2010,this suv have about 2400 milles only and have a transmision noise at 35 to 45 milles,with a pedal of acelerator off,toyota say knows about this transmision problems,recently i have appointment with a toyota hi tech mechanic and say thats is normal in rav4 suv.i dont think so is normal,is a very ease respond for a problem,i waiting for a arbitration but im going through the last consecuences of this issues.
#61 of 103 2010 rav 4
Nov 18, 2010 (6:35 pm)
Hi, I dont buy that this is a normal sound for the rav 4. Well if it is a normal sound why did they put a new transmission in my rav 4?? Im sure they would not waste the money to put a new one in if they this noise is a normal sound. The noise was still there but not as noticeable . However, I only owned my rav 4 for about 10 weeks and traded it for an 2011. I have not heard the same noise but I am so paranoid Im really trying hard not to listen if you know what I mean. It cost me another thousand dollars on top of what I paid for the 2010. Good luck if you are going through arbitration I hear it takes quite sometime. I am starting to lose all my faith in the Toyota vehicles but from what I hear they stand by their customers. I wish you the best keep me posted.
#62 of 103 Re: rumble/rattle [ale1109]
Nov 19, 2010 (10:53 am)
not sure about that noise my noise was from my liscense plate and the woofer's vibration, how is your paint holding up?