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#73 of 103 2002 rav four acceleration noise
Jul 16, 2011 (7:43 pm)
I am concerened about the noise my car makes when I accelerate. It sounds like an airoplane taking off everytime I accelerate... is that normal? Its rather loud
#74 of 103 Re: rumble/rattle [dee911]
Jul 20, 2011 (1:26 pm)
I purchased a 2011 Rav 4 Sport with 4 cyl. At about 30 mph if you remove foot from accelerator there is a loud rattle in drive train. Local dealer cannot fix and says my car is the first they have encountered with this problem
#75 of 103 2011 Rav 4 Noises
Jul 20, 2011 (5:58 pm)
Hi, I had orginally purchased a Rav 4 2010. As soon as I drove it out of the lot I knew there were problems. Driving between 30-40 when accelerating there was a loud humming noise enough to drive me crazy. They did replace my transmission but the new one was no different. I then purchased a 2011 after paying another 1000 dollars only to encounter the same problem. I am so disgusted I can't even be bothered to go back and forth to the dealer. I thought the point in buying a new vehicle was to avoid all the aggravation with the old one. Well my 1995 Toyota Avalon ran a lot better than my new rav. Everyone should get together and start a law suit and see what can be done. I dont care what they tell me this is not normal to have this loud noise. Please people keep my posted on this situation.
#76 of 103 Rav 4 Noise in transaxle
Jul 27, 2011 (2:40 pm)
TSB -0001-11 says to reprogram the flash memory in the engine control module (ECM). I had this done and now the control module will not let car coast below 20 mph and in fact will accelerate with no pressure on accelerator to maintain a 20 to 25 mph speed making braking much harder. I would not have the reprogramming done. My service slip instructed technician to drive another new Rav 4 and verify it had the same noise and if so no further service needed.
#77 of 103 anyone out thier Engine noise rav 4 2007
Sep 29, 2011 (5:53 pm)
noise is coming from the front part of the head on the head closes to the fire well. sounds like a can full of bearingspinning and its getting louded.Not sure if its cam gear, bearing, timing chain ? only 45000 miles
#78 of 103 Re: anyone out thier Engine noise rav 4 2007 [skiddish]
Sep 30, 2011 (4:36 pm)
up date now Rav 4 . stopped vat local toy dealer and talked with service rep and told him about noise. he said it sounds like the VVT gear. variable valve timing gear. that the engine would have to come out because its the rear head, and it will take about a week to do. My heart almost stopped; then he said he would check and see if it was still in warranty. So after giving him the vin # found out its still in warranty. Toyota has a 5 year, 60000 mile drive train warranty. I'm going to drop it off Saturday and they will confirm it. i'll up date once I know for sure.
#79 of 103 Re: anyone out thier Engine noise rav 4 2007 [skiddish]
Sep 30, 2011 (4:57 pm)
Hi Skiddish! Im glad it is under warranty! Just to clarify on the sound your RAV is making... when you say it sounds like a can full of bearings, is that a rattling noise? Mine makes a high-pitched whining/whistling noise that changes pitch when I ease on or off the throttle... I dont think it is a can full of bearing sound, but maybe? Can you think of another way to describe the sound yours makes? At any rate, I need to get mine into toyota pronto, as the mileage is at 56,700 now and creeping closer to 60000 every day!
#80 of 103 Re: anyone out thier Engine noise rav 4 2007 [findermaker]
Oct 08, 2011 (1:53 pm)
If its closing in on 60000 miles, yes get it in. To update, I got it to the dealers & the Service writer said it was the water pumps bearing going out & the good news is that its still under warrenty...Over 43000 miles & the pumps bearing goes out LOL. Now being a mech myself I know things can happen, so if your still in warrenty get it in ASAP. Now a good way to discribe the sound could be a bearing noise, bearings when they start to go out can make a whirling sound. Also can sound like ball bearing spinning in a can too. Hopefully that helps.
#81 of 103 V-6 Rav water pump 45K
Oct 18, 2011 (3:46 pm)
I had the water pump go out on my 2007 V6 Rav at 45K. Took the dealer 10 hrs to drop the engine out the bottom to replace the pump. I asked how long the water pump should last. I was told 150K. I will certainly not be the owner next time....
#82 of 103 Re: 2008 RAV4 4 cylinder 4wd limited Engine Whine [findermaker]
Nov 29, 2011 (5:28 pm)
I have exactly the same noise coming from my 2011 Rav 4 V6 and it has only 5000 miles on it. I have actually heard this sound from day 1 driving off the lot, but did not have it investigated until I took it in today for 5000 mile oil change. The dealer corroborated my findings and also heard the sound. I was told they were going to call an "expert" to discuss and also call around to other dealers to see if anyone else was experiencing the same issue. I got a call a few hrs later that they couldn't get in touch with the "expert" but were ordering me a new transmission. Obviously, this issue has been around for a number of years. My dealer didn't even mention a dampener option...went right for the new transmission. I am NOT happy with having a 2 month old car with a replaced transmission. The only reason I have this new Rav 4 is because my 2009 Rav was destroyed by a faulty oil change at a leading speedy oil change outlet. The engine was replaced and paid for by the oil change outlet....I traded up to a 2011 6 cylinder and here I am back at square one with an altered vehicle. Disgusted to say the least.......