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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,000 miles

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2007 Toyota RAV4 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2007 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 042006


  • miles


I am experiencing a consistent problem with my 2007 Toyota Rav4 with a lag in acceleration. The time I noticed it the most is when slowing down to about 10 mph to make a turn, as I come out of the turn and press the accelerator, the car does nothing for a couple of seconds. Then the engine revs up and finally lurches forward. After taking it in to the dealership twice and being told that this is how "drive-by-wire" acceleration is designed even though I've told them that I see it as a safety issue, I am not optimistic that this problem will be resolved. I started noticing this problem just a couple of days after purchasing my vehicle.

- Gum Spring, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 232007

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
I have a brand new 2007 Rav4 base 4cyl (6000 miles on it) with the cruse on, going 60 - 65 mph, up hill it will start shifting in and out of gears, bucking and jumping.

- Grovetown, GA, USA

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