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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,613 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2009 Toyota RAV4 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2009 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 042010

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,900 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Rav4. The contact was driving approximately 40 mph and applying the brakes when the transmission began making an abnormal clanking noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians performed a diagnosis but was unable to diagnose or duplicate the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 8,900. Updated 2/23/11 updated 06/20/11

- Salisbury, MD, USA

problem #6

Nov 242010

RAV4

  • 23,789 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that she shifted into drive from park and when she removed her foot from the brake pedal, the vehicle began to accelerate in reverse. The contact stopped the vehicle and was able to duplicate the failure. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The current and failure mileages were 23,789.

- Corydon, IN, USA

problem #5

Sep 222009

RAV4

  • 600 miles
Toyota rav 4 design defect complaint: 1. front passenger may accidentally shift the gear stick causes it to move to neutral position, such result in the car lose of power. If a passenger accidentally push the stick and cause it to reverse position, the car get go out of control and spin into accident. 2. the accidentally shifting happened once for me in the first 3 month I own the car. 3. educate passenger not to touch the gear stick.

- Yardley, PA, USA

problem #4

Nov 012009

RAV4

  • 2,000 miles

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

The transmission in my 2009 Toyota Rav4 seems to slip. When I press on the accelerator from a complete stop, the vehicle violently jerks 2 or 3 times before it takes off. It doesn't happen every time, but it happens at least 3 times a day.

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #3

Nov 072009

RAV4

  • 195,000 miles
Toyota 2001 Rav4, transmission problem, doesn't want to go when you stop at a traffic light, due to a bad ECM.

- Bluff City, TN, USA

problem #2

Nov 072009

RAV4

  • 195,000 miles
Toyota 2001 Rav4, transmission problem, doesn't want to go when you stop at a traffic light.

- Bluff City, TN, USA

problem #1

Oct 102009

RAV4

  • 90,000 miles
It transmission gears seems slipping when going from 1st gear to 2nd. Sometimes it was like horse riding jumping. It happened twice when I was doing a left turn and almost got into accident with the coming vehicle. I was told the problem is the ECU and transmission problems.

- Markham, 00, USA

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