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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Toyota RAV4 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 152007

RAV4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles


All 2007 Rav4 V6 engines like mine purchased new have a whistling/whining noise at idle, especially when cold out due to more air intake needed, from the brakes vacuum booster lines very noticeable when at idle at initial cold startup when applying brakes off and on. I have even heard this same loud whistling noise coming from in front of the instrument panel when accelerating from a stop sign in very cold (below 32 degrees) weather which is all due to the vacuum lines/check valve in the brakes vacuum system. Dealer is aware of the problem and have no resolution except to file a complaint with Toyota rep. To address this issue. All new 07 Rav4 V6 owners need to complain to their dealers about this issue for they will not repair this annoying loud whistling noise in the brakes vacuum booster lines without 100's of complaints. Also, I have read several complaints about the cruise control flooring the engine up even a slight hill and shifting in and out of gears repeatedly like it does not know what gear the engine should be in. Even with my 268 hp V6, it will do this and is not only annoying, but is a distraction and possible safety issue in slippery winter driving since the cruise control floors the engine up a hill and can cause swerving on icy roads. Speak up consumers, and let Toyota know they have issues which I am 100% correct on!

- Mon, WI, USA

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