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#83 of 103 2011 Rav 4 Sounds Like Running over Metal
Aug 31, 2012 (11:52 am)
While coasting from a stop at a drive through yesterday, there was a noise that came from the back of my car that sounded like I'd run over a block of metal. The weather was dry and I was just idling forward. The noise was so loud people from the restaurant came out to see what had happened. There was nothing behind me on the ground, and the car has not done this again. Note that I've only had it about a week (bought it used with 45K miles).
Has anyone ever had this experience?
#84 of 103 Re: 2011 Rav 4 Sounds Like Running over Metal [dwdwone]
Aug 31, 2012 (1:20 pm)
There is a problem with RAV4 -four cylinder torque converters that makes a loud rattling sound when you first start to coast. There is a technical note-0001 for the 2011 that addresses reprogramming a computer that controls shifting that helps problem. Not sure if your problem is the same.
#85 of 103 Re: 2008 RAV4 4 cylinder 4wd limited Engine Whine [rn513]
Sep 03, 2012 (6:30 pm)
Hi I also had a problem with my 2010 rav 4 v6 drove it off the lot and the same noise between 30-35 a loud whinning noise they changed the transmission also. I kept it a couple of months and traded it in for a 2011 and the same problem came with this one also. Just had a new transmission put in this one about a month ago. They do not make toyotas like they used to nothing but problems . Outside of the transmission problem I really like the truck but not sure I would buy another!!
#86 of 103 odd noise when accelerating in 2012 RAV4
Nov 01, 2012 (8:07 pm)
Hi....I am having a problem and wonder if anyone else has experienced this and/or knows what it is. I just bought a 2012 RAV4 base with a 4 cylinder engine and AWD. I noticed the first time I drove it that when I first depress the accelerator from a stop and the car is initially building up speed, I'm hearing an odd sound that seems to be coming from the engine....it's like a strange hollow resonance, an echo of the actual sound of the acceleration of the engine. I hear it over the regular growl of the engine. At higher speeds, like over 30 mph, I don't hear it. I owned a 2010 RAV4 with the same specs and it did not make this sound. It's driving me crazy.....I can't figure out what it could be or whether I need to have it looked at or not. Has anyone else experienced this? I should add the car seems to be functioning fine, but the sound comes into the cabin and it's very noticeable and distracting. Thanks for any help anyone might be able to give.
Nov 21, 2012 (2:25 pm)
I have a 2005 2 wheel drive 4 cyl Rav4 with 236000 miles. I have done all the preventive maintenance fluids, tires, brakes multiple times. I do have a rattling noise that I thought was the water pump. Its not because it goes away when I turn on the A/C and the compressor is engaged. Basically I need a new compressor. I'll live with the noise because it costs 1800.00 to install a genuine Toyota compressor. I thought it was the water pump but I have been through 2 after market pumps that dont rattle but they leak. I just had a genuine Toyota pump installed hopefully it will last. NO MORE after market parts
#88 of 103 Re: 236000 miles [over200000]
Nov 21, 2012 (9:38 pm)
I had a similar problem with a rattling noise on my car with the A/C off. It turns out it was something in the A/C compressor clutch. I took it to a local independent garage and they did something to tighten up the clutch. The cost was about $80. It was fixed 4 or 5 years ago, and I have had no further problems with it.
#89 of 103 Rubbing sound when car is first backed out of parking spot
Dec 23, 2012 (6:45 am)
I have a 2008 4 cylinder Rav4 and since we've had it I've heard a rubbing sound coming from the rear of the car when I back it out of my driveway in the morning. It really only happens that first time in the morning or when it sits for a long time. And only in reverse. I guess I should count myself lucky I don't hear the other sounds I've read about today. Anyone else with this problem of know what's up?
#90 of 103 Re: Sounds like something's dragging - but nothing there [travana]
Jan 25, 2013 (6:30 am)
I had the same problem with my 2009 RAV4, an intermittent and inconsistent metallic noise from the rear. There was a rock stuck between the rotor and the backing plate. I read several forums and this was a common problem that helped my mechanic quickly solve the issue. Good luck!
#91 of 103 Intermittent hum while parked or stopped
Feb 12, 2013 (6:57 am)
I have a 2008 RAV4 V6 AWD with 80k miles on it. A humming noise has started occurring while stopped, whether in reverse, neutral, park, or drive. I'm aware of the whining noise that everyone complains about on these transmissions (myself included), but this is a separate issue as the whine occurs at speed.
The hum emanates from the console area. I can hear the noise slightly from underneath the car or in the front seat, but it is much more audible while sitting in the back seats. The noise seems to occur more often during cold (for Phoenix) weather, but not during all cold days. The noise disappeared for a few weeks and just came back yesterday. I would not describe it as metallic, just a fairly low pitched hum.