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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,500 miles

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2009 Toyota RAV4 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 152015

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Rav4. While driving at 55 mph, the contact heard a noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the differential needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 88,000. Updated 7/1/15 updated 9/15/2015

- Freeville, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 262014

RAV4

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Rav4. While driving various speeds, a loud unknown noise emitted from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the viscous coupling needed to be replaced. The repairs were made and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 67,000.

- Woburn, MA, USA

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