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#59 of 98 Re: My new rav4 making a rattling noise.... [rav004]
Nov 18, 2010 (12:01 am)
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 98 Re: rumble/rattle [stew16]
Nov 18, 2010 (12:44 pm)
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 98 2010 rav 4
Nov 18, 2010 (7:35 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 98 Re: rumble/rattle [ale1109]
Nov 19, 2010 (11:53 am)
not sure about that noise my noise was from my liscense plate and the woofer's vibration, how is your paint holding up?
#63 of 98 Re: rumble/rattle [stew16]
Nov 19, 2010 (1:11 pm)
The woofer on my Rav ltd makes an awful vibration when I'm playing some bass intestive tunes, like its not screwed in properly, but its the least of my worries with the rattles coming from both the B pillars. I have the Blizzard Pearl paint on my Rav and so far so good.
#64 of 98 Re: My new rav4 making a rattling noise.... [rav004]
Nov 19, 2010 (1:14 pm)
I have the same issues you're having, or had. Were you able to get these issues fixed? If so, what was the fix so I can bring it as a suggestion to me dealer.
#65 of 98 2008 RAV4 4 cylinder 4wd limited Engine Whine
Nov 19, 2010 (8:50 pm)
Took 2008 RAV4 into toyota dealership shortly after buying used (48,000 miles) because I noticed a high pitched, electronic sounding whine that is most noticeable on the passenger side starting at 43 mph, on up to around 70 mph. Toyota looked up TSB's and found one for this particular problem and ordered the parts (dampeners). When the dampeners arrived and they went to put them in, they realized they didn't fit because the TSB was only for the V6 model, mine is the 4 cylinder. They said there was nothing they could do since mine isn't covered by the TSB. Im getting pretty nervous because step 2 of that TSB (if the dampeners turned out to be ineffective) was replacement of the transmission. Im now at 50,000 mi, so very close to running out of drivetrain warranty. The sound is really annoying on roadtrips when your primary speed is 65 mph-- sound is excruciatingly annoying-- impossible to drive without the radio cranked. Anyone else had this problem on their 2008 4 cylinder RAV4?
#66 of 98 noise from tranm.
Nov 27, 2010 (8:45 pm)
One toy. dealer told me all of the rav 4's have this whining noice from tranm. But took it to another dealer who had a tsb on it. They put in dampers and a couple of other things, results=no noise now. 08, 6cyl, limited Harry
#67 of 98 Re: noise from tranm. [harryhess1]
Dec 23, 2010 (9:45 am)
Have 2006 rav4, 4cyl, 4wd, 118k miles: it has a real loud rattle/drone/noise sounds like from around the transmission area. It is way more than a whine. Toyota place and non toyota said they think it is the transmission for which is $2000 to $5000. There is a TSB on the 6cyl's that replaces the ECM for a drone noise. Has anyone tried this fix for the 4cyl's?? any help appreciated. Trying to decide to trade off or fix. And scared to pay them for a tranmission repair and does not fix the problem.
#68 of 98 My Rav4 Needs HELP
Jan 06, 2011 (11:38 am)
I have a 08 Rav4, I brought it brand new. I have been having problems with 1) the back tire roars loudly. I have taken it to the dealer and had the maintenance done on it to keep up with my warranty (which has not been cheap) But all they do is say " I don't hear it" 2) They tell me the same thing about a noise several of my friends and family has heard. It come along when you accelerate it almost sound like coins in a coffee can. Does anyone know about this my warranty is about to run out My truck does not even have 35,000 miles on it. I have been told that its been an on going problem and the 2nd problem is from the transmission. Can someone please help me?