Cruise Control Problems of Toyota RAV4
Toyota RAV4 owners have reported 49 problems linked to cruise control (under the vehicle speed control category).
#1 - Cruise Control problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle was a 2008 Toyota Rav4. The onboard computer (ecm) program is defective in the 2008 Rav4, and probably other years and models, causing owners to unnecessarily bring cars in and pay for unneeded service. When I started the car to begin an interstate drive, 3 fault indicators (check engine,vehicle stability control, 4 wheel drive) illuminated. Following owners manual, my wife called the nearest Toyota dealer who told her to bring the vehicle to a Toyota dealer immediately, and to drive cautiously, to allow additional room when following other vehicles, and not to attempt sudden stops. Another fault indicator (cruise control would not engage) presented itself enroute. The service technician said the reason for all 4 fault indications was the #6 cylinder misfired 1 time a few seconds after I started the vehicle. He said the ecm is programmed to give these 4 fault indications for a cylinder misfire, but he did not know why. He said that he could find no reason for the single misfire, but that he found and tightened a slightly loose air intake hose that could not possibly have caused the misfire. He told me that it would have been fine for me to make my interstate drive without coming to the dealership. I believe that the onboard computer programming that provided these 4 fault indications is defective for the following reasons. 1. A single cylinder misfire is unrelated to and has no effect upon the three systems pointed to by the fault indications (vehicle stability control, 4 wheel drive, cruise control) 2. A single cylinder misfire at startup is not an emergency situation requiring immediate service at a Toyota dealership with extraordinarily cautious driving enroute. 3. During the 1 hour drive to the dealership the cylinders of the vehicle fired successfully around 360,000 times, and the programming did not recognize this faultless operation and automatically clear the fault indicators. It was 01/31/2013 when this cruise control issue occurred.
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#2 - Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Toyota RAV4
Consumer has a 2009 Toyota Rav4. The contact was driving approximately 50 mph with the cruise control activated. The contact approached a traffic stop and applied the brakes but the vehicle continued to accelerate. The gear was shifted into neutral in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The technician was unable to detect a trouble code. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000. This problem occurred on Apr. 6, 2013.
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#3 - Cruise Control problem of the 2012 Toyota RAV4
The car is a 2012 Toyota Rav4. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 2T3ZF4DV1C_. Abrupt speed changes in normal speed and cruise control, radio and clock flashing occasionally, low tire pressure constantly, damage in air conditioning. It was March 5, 2012 when this cruise control issue happened.
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#4 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The car involved is a 2007 Toyota Rav4. While driving on the highway, my accelerator opened to full throttle. I had to depress the brake strongly for between 10 and 15 seconds until the accelerator clicked off. The cruise control was on, but it was not set. The pedal was well clear of the floor mat, and looking down during the incident I could see that it was clear of any objects. It was a terrifying event. Upon notifying a local Toyota dealership, they tested the vehicle and claimed they did not discover what the problem was. It was July 15, 2012 when this cruise control issue happened.
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#5 - Cruise Control problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle is a 2008 Toyota Rav4. I was crossing a parking lot and pulling out into a street. I stopped then pulled forward, so I could see if any cars were approaching. A car was approaching so I pressed the brakes, then the car surged forward. It felt like when the cruise control accelerates. Because a crash was imminent, I decided my best chance was to move my foot to the gas petal and speed up. I drove the car straight and then to the left. The other driver laid on his horn, slowed down and drove on. I purchased this car in early November 2011 from fred anderson Toyota. It appears to never have been wrecked. It had around 23,300 miles on it at time of purchase. That night of 02/21, I checked consumer reports online and found that there had been a recall on 2008 Toyota Rav4. The next morning, I removed the floor mat from the driver's side floor. It did not appear to have been moved before. There are 2 holes at the back of the mat and one of the holes had a black rubber hook device holding it to the floor. The other hole (back right side) did not have a hook. When I entered the VIN on the Toyota website, it showed a repair order for a car with 30,599 miles on 11/08/2012. My car still does not have that many miles. I don't think a repair has been done on my car. My notes show that I bought the car on 11/05/2011. It was 02/20/12 when this cruise control issue happened.
#6 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The car involved was a 2007 Toyota Rav4. When driving for longs periods, and some short periods including coming home from the dealer when the vehicle was brand new, the check engine, stability control, and 4wd lights come on in the cluster. The cruise control, 4wd, and stability control do not function when this happens. The dealer claims they could not find any codes and cannot fix it. This has been going on since March of 2007, and the warranty has expired. I feel this is a huge safety concern, as I have heard of other Toyota vehicles doing the same thing, and stability control is a safety feature. This cruise control issue occurred March 1, 2007.
#7 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle was a 2007 Toyota Rav4. A car pulled out of driveway and I touched the brake pedal and my engine increased acceleration when it should have slowed acceleration and I pushed my car into neutral and I pulled cruise control lever towards me and the engine slowed down-my car had been set to cruise at 52 mph. After the incident I shut the cruise control off as I was heading into town. I then pulled into big scoop(canton,IL business) parking lot going less than 5 mph-a lady walked in front of my car and I touched the brake and again I experienced unwanted acceleration and again I was quick in shoving car into neutral preventing a serious injury. I went home and called fort Toyota in pekin, IL and I took car in Feb, 17, 2012 at noon. They had their top mechanic check it out-he said he could find nothing wrong. They called Toyota's headquarters and they told them it was a floormat issue. They told me that and I told them it had nothing to do with the floormats but rather after touching the brake pedal is when I received unwanted acceleration in both incidents. They asked me several questions about that and they gave me Toyota's headquarters number and gave me a rental car to use. When I called their headquarters they said it was a floormat issue and that was their final statement on the matter. I told them it was a brake issue but they stuck to floormats as the cause and that is why I'm reporting this matter to you as I feel for the safety of all drivers; this issue needs to be resolved by any automaker with unwanted acceleration problems. A first step is to admit that they have the problem then good(safe) things will result. Thank you for hearing me out. It is appreciated very much,[xxx]. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). This issue happened on Feb. 16, 2012.
#8 - Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle involved was a 2010 Toyota Rav4. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is JTMRK4DV3A_. On several occasions the cruise control did not disengage, either when the brakes were applied or the lever pulled. It has accelerated at least twice while approaching slowed traffic, ahead. It was April 22, 2010 when this cruise control issue occurred.
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#9 - Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Toyota RAV4
On Sunday, August 28, 2011 at approximately 12 in the afternoon, I was driving my family's 2009 Toyota Rav4 with my wife and infant son, eastbound on highway 44 between winner, sd and platte, sd. With the vehicle's cruise control set at the speed limit of 65 mph, I changed lanes and began to pass the truck ahead of our vehicle on this two-lane country road. Increasing the vehicle's speed to 70 mph to complete the pass of the other vehicle and return to the eastbound lane, the Toyota Rav4 unintentionally accelerated to speeds in excess of 85 mph. At the time of the sudden unintended acceleration, the pedal area was checked and confirmed to be clear of any obstructions, including the vehicle's driver-side floor mat. With the cruise control off and the brakes cautiously applied, the Toyota Rav4 would not slow down from its state of sudden unintended acceleration. It was determined that the only way to take back control of the vehicle was by completely pressing the brakes to the floor; however, the decrease in speed was gradual at best, and the engine continued to rev out of control. The vehicle's brakes were fully engaged in this way until the vehicle stalled out, partially onto the shoulder of the road at a speed just under 10 mph. Again at this time, the pedal area was checked and confirmed to be clear of any obstructions, including the vehicle's driver-side floor mat. Over the last two years, the vehicle has had three accelerator pedal recall repairs and one floor mat recall repair completed and is not reprogrammable for the brake override system that is being installed in the newest Toyota models. With no crash resulting from the Aug. 28 incident, the vehicle was rejected for an inspection or any further services. As this was a very scary and traumatic situation for my family, the Toyota Rav4 has not been operated under the same driving conditions since the incident. This issue happened on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.
#10 - Cruise Control problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle involved is a 2008 Toyota Rav4. Date is approximate, but this has happened numerous times, not always under the same conditions. It has happened after being driven in light rain & heavy rain & after vehicle being parked & restarted all of the lights would be illuminated. Initially while driving in moderate rain multiple vehicle warning lights illuminated, cruise control failed on freeway @ set speed of approx 60mph due to rainfall. While continuing to function the vehicle started to feel like it was rolling on marbles & the feel is a little unnerving, but you are able to maintain control of the vehicle. Diagnostics reveal multiple codes, but once reset all lights are out & the vehicle drives normally again until driven in rainy conditions. Independent garage said to take it to Toyota when the rain induced the warning lights again & I'm headed to a Toyota dealer this morning after a light rain on Saturday morning all lights illuminated again & the cruise will no longer engage. Don't know if this has been reported by any other rav 4 owners, but independent garage so far has said "we can't find a failure just a lot of codes & once we clear the codes it is okay. " if I understand the premise of the warning lights they are there to indicate something requires attention - so my faith in "there's nothing wrong or we can't find anything" is a little shaken. I spoke with Toyota & they deny that this has ever been reported by any rav 4 owners & I would have to bring it to them when the failure & warning lights come on - they will see them this morning. Thank you for your time. This issue happened on Saturday, September 26, 2009.
#11 - Cruise Control problem of the 2003 Toyota RAV4
The car was a 2003 Toyota Rav4. 10/28/11 while driving approx 25-30 mph without applying the gas, the car began to accelerate unexpectedly I was able to get the car off the road braking was very difficult when the car was placed in park rpm revved to 4. My husband looked under the hood and the throttle was out a little and when he touched the area it snapped back. 10/29/11 driving at a low speed, approx 35-40 mph car began to accelerate unintentionally. I was able to get the car off the road with much difficulty and the car was again revving when placed in park. I lifted the hood and touched the area of the throttle. After waiting a few minutes the car started normally and I drove home cautiously. Car taken to certified Toyota garage for repairs. The check engine light was lit when taken and service was unable to find a problem and lubricated car and returned to us. 11/1/11 occurrence #3, I drove the car on the expressway without any problems then driving at approx 35 mph while driving around a curve, I could feel car accelerating unintentionally again. Car was towed to dealership and service personal experienced car when started was revving without applying the gas. Service found scratches in the cover for the cruise control and felt this caused the throttle to stick. Hole was cut in the cover and car returned. 11/5/11 occurrence # 4, I was driving around a city circle at approx 25 mph the car again began to accelerate. I got off the road, car revved to a 5 when placed in park. Car towed to dealership on flat bed. Unintentional acceleration was experienced by the service department at the dealership again. Car left for repairs. It was 10/28/11 when this cruise control issue happened.
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#12 - Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Toyota RAV4
The car involved was a 2010 Toyota Rav4. Consumer owns a 2010 Toyota rav 4. While driving 60 mph with the cruise control engaged the vehicle accelerated up to 85 mph. The contact applied the brakes to disengage the cruise control. The contact has not notified the manufacturer regarding the failure. The contact stated that the acceleration was very sudden and could have caused a crash. The failure mileage was 6,000. It was Thursday, February 4, 2010 when this cruise control issue happened.
#13 - Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Toyota RAV4
The car involved is a 2009 Toyota Rav4. While driving on interstate with cruise control set @ 70mph. And entering a reduced speed area, I disable cruise by tapping brakes. After traveling a few miles the car would accelerate at a fast rate on its own. I would then either tap the brakes again or turn off the cruise to stop the acceleration. This has happened at least 6 to 8 separate occasions. Last use of cruise was in November. It was November 10, 2009 when this cruise control issue happened.
#14 - Cruise Control problem of the 2009 Toyota RAV4
Sudden acceleration 2009 Toyota Rav4. Pulling out of a hotel parking lot towards stop sign, very low speed, took foot off gas pedal and placed on brake pedal. Rpm's increased dramatically. Slammed gear to neutral, kept foot hard on brake pedal, shut off engine. Situation repeated once following day in similar scenario. Both events during first long road trip in car (over 500 miles driving before incident). Second incident - foot released gas pedal but resting on gas pedal - could sense gas pedal pulled down like when vehicle accelerating after resume when using cruise control. I never use cruise control. This cruise control issue occurred Thursday, Jul. 15, 2010.
#15 - Cruise Control problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle involved was a 2008 Toyota Rav4. Vehicle identification number (VIN): JTMBD31V58_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2008 Toyota rav 4. Occasionally after brake application, the cruise control switch will not disengage. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership. The current and failure mileages were 38000. This problem occurred on Tuesday, October 27, 2009.
#16 - Cruise Control problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is JTMBK33V28_. Hello, on Jun 26, 2009 my wife and I purchase a certified Toyota Rav4. We have had nothing but problems. Electrical problems: abs light, brake, and egf light remain lite. Repairs are: brake switch replacement, igy relay replacment. In addition the cruise control would not function and sometimes the transmission would be stuck in reverse. Unable to shift out of this gear position. A local mechanic found the problem in that the connections in the wiring harness are filled with water. He was unable to determine how the water got there. A few days later, the same problem returned. . I am writing to share with you my concern of the electronic problems with the 2008 Rav4 from Toyota. Town Toyota service manager, wenatchee, wa told us not to worry aboutit as it is still safe to drivewith abs, brake, and egf lights illuminated. I did contact Toyota (via emai) but no response. I question the validity of that statement in light of recent recall news and thought you should know. This cruise control issue occurred 01/18/2009.
#17 - Cruise Control problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Toyota Rav4. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Toyota Rav4 is JTMBD33V68_. I am the owner of a 2008 Rav4. I was traveling with cruise control at 50 mph as I approached a down grade toward a traffic light I manually took the car out of cruise control expecting to slow some. I realized that I needed to slow more and applied the brake pedal. However, I could feel the car fighting the brakes. I put the car into neutral and was able to stop for the lights. When I did this the engine was racing while stopped. When the light changed I put the racing engine into drive. I jerked forward and has been ok since. I reported this to the dealer. I was told that another owner of the same year and model reported a similar event that day. This is different than the runaway cars reported in the news, as the car did not accelerate to max speed. Toyota seems not to be responding to cars made before 2009. I think this is a computer problem where the cruise control did not turn off and the stepping on the brakes did not take it out of cruise control either. On Feb 19 I reported this to the Toyota dealer and was told that another person had reported this same type of thing that same day. They look for error codes but found none. The failure date was Feb. 15, 2010.
#18 - Cruise Control problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4
The owner has a 2008 Toyota Rav4. While driving 5 mph in reverse up a hill the vehicle began to idle excessively and the rpms increased between 1,500 to 2,000. When the cruise control was activated, the over drive engaged without warning or assistance. She took the vehicle to the dealer for the failures several times. The dealer was able to recreate the failure. The dealer told her not to use the cruise control and that whenever she drove in reverse, the normal rpm should be between 700 and 900. The dealer also stated that since there was no software created to correct the failure they were unable to repair the vehicle. The failure mileage was 943 and the current mileage was 24,000. The failure date was Tuesday, January 1, 2008.
#19 - Cruise Control problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4
The VIN of this vehicle was JTMBD31V98_. My 2008 Toyota Rav4 cruise control fails to hold speed during up hill climb and causes engine surges. It was 05/09/2011 when this cruise control issue happened.
#20 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle is a 2007 Toyota Rav4. 2007 Toyota rav 4 cruise control changes gears violently when going up a minimum hill and continues to change gears when on the straight away. Feels like it is changing between three gears. I have read multiple complaints in forums about this problem. Dealer denies problem and will not fix. Car only has 5k miles on it. It was 07/14/07 when this cruise control issue happened.
#21 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle involved is a 2007 Toyota Rav4. When using the cruise control (with the automatic transmission) the vehicle will shift rapidly between 2nd and 3rd gears when climbing small inclines and even sometimes on flat ground. This action starts when the transmission downshifts to maintain current speed. This was first noted when the vehicle had just over 8,000 miles. It now has over 17,000 and the problem still exists. It has been in to the dealership twice for repairs. The first time I was told there was no problem. The second time I was told it was a computer problem and could not be repaired at this time. I was advised by the servicing dealer that in order to make a repair Toyota would have to create a computer program for the technicians to install. After talking with Toyota I have been told this is not a problem but a "characteristic" of the vehicle and no efforts were being made for any type of repair. This condition makes for an unstable and dangerous driving condition when the cruise is utilized because you do not know how the vehicle will react during the drive. Currently I am aware of 12 case numbers that have been created with the Toyota customer support center addressing this situation. Some of these cases even involve 2006 models. This problem occurred on 05/25/2007.
#22 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle is a 2007 Toyota Rav4. When using the vehicle's cruise control it will down shift back and forth from 2nd and 3rd gear numerous times before finally achieving the original speed and returning to 4th gear. This occurs predominately on hills where the vehicle speed will drop forcing the down shift. This down shifting to 2nd gear at speeds as high as 55 mph is hard on the engine. In addition, the ability to concentrate on other traffic and road conditions is impaired. The whole advantage of cruise control is negated causing a more hazardous condition. It was Aug. 9, 2007 when this cruise control issue happened.
#23 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The car is a 2007 Toyota Rav4. Vehicle identification number (VIN): JTMBD33V47_. There is a problem with the cruise control on this vehicle. It shifts erratically, and bucks, and shifts in to the wrong gears, causing the engine to operate at very high rpms. This issue happened on Saturday, November 25, 2006.
#24 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle involved was a 2007 Toyota Rav4. Racing rpm's when using cruise control; raced way up to 5-6 and then back down. This issue happened on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007.
#25 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle involved is a 2007 Toyota Rav4. 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!. It was Oct. 15, 2007 when this cruise control issue happened.
#26 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle was a 2007 Toyota Rav4. VIN of the vehicle was JTMBK31V87_. While using the cruise control it has a tendency to accelerate rapidly and sometimes past the set speed when using "resume. " hitting the brakes or turning off cruise control has always stopped it. This has happened many times over the last three years. Usually the car is going over 60 mph when this happens. Recently the car has accelerated once when not using the cruise control. When hitting the brakes the acceleration stopped. This has happened only once. I have never taken it in because it will be hard to trace and the warranty is out. Without changing out all of the components one could never be sure the problem was corrected. I noted that you have now gone down to 2009 rav's. I believe that there could be a problem with earlier years too. It was Tue., Jan. 5, 2010 when this cruise control issue occurred.
#27 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle involved was a 2007 Toyota Rav4. There was crash involved with this Toyota Rav4. The VIN of this vehicle is JTMBD32VX7_. First issue-while backing up slowly, attempted to stop before hitting telephone pole, instead of stopping rav-4 lurched backward hitting pole causing $4,000 worth of damage. Cost us $500 deductible, plus over $1000 next several years for losing no-claim credit. Second issue; cruise control while climbing a hill will, the vehicle will accelerate wildly, then cut out, then lurch back and forth until you hit the brake to shut it off. No injuries from this yet, but dangerous if other vehicles present. Updated 02/17/10. The failure date was Fri., Dec. 4, 2009.
#28 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The car is a 2007 Toyota Rav4. The vehicle involved is a 2007 Toyota rav 4 . The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph when braking with his foot on the brake petal the engine did not slow down ,it kept going the same speed. The contact was able to slow the vehicle down and it stopped. This has occurred 2 times where the vehicle accelerates on its own. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they told him that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. This issue has occurred when using the cruise control . There have been no repairs done to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 15000 and current mileage was 48000. The failure date was 06/15/2009.
#29 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle is a 2007 Toyota Rav4. I bought a new 2007 rav 4 in 07 and have had a problem with the cruise control revving up and down several times in a row while going uphill. I took it to 2 different Toyota dealerships and they said nothing was wrong. Then I called Toyota directly and they said they would make a note of it. First instance almost caused me to hit someone in front of me but I hit the brakes turning off the cruise. Second instance caused a cop to pull me over because he thought I was challenging the car beside me to race when he heard my engine and seen my SUV lunge forward. A detailed description> cruise engaged at 65 mph and rpm at 2500 performs fine until headed uphill then it will increase rpm to 4000 for about 2 seconds then back down to 2500 then back up then back down and so on till it gets over the hill. When I called Toyota they said they don't recommend to have the cruise engaged while going uphill. That's funny I have a Honda and it works fine going uphill. My mother has an 07 camry and her cruise works fine. The failure date was 06/15/06.
#30 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The car is a 2007 Toyota Rav4. VIN of the vehicle was JTMZD33V97_. This is a possible expansion of the present Toyota "sudden acceleration" investigation. It involves one momentary incident of uncommanded acceleration on a 2007 Toyota Rav4 vehicle in sept. 2009. It has not recurred nor was it reported to Toyota nor the NHTSA. While traveling on an open highway, with the vehicle under cruise control, I attempted to resume my normal cruising speed after an apparently successful "brake shutdown" of the system. On applying the "resume speed command", the engine went to an apparent full throttle position with the transmission downshifting into "passing gear". This continued for a short time, estimated to be less than 2 seconds, followed by a sharp deceleration and a second full acceleration (again of a momentary length of time). After the second incident, the vehicle resumed normal operation with continued cruise control. At no time did I apply manual brakes or shift out of "drive". The incident has never repeated. The report is strictly to inform you that the apparent problem under investigation should not be limited to 2009 model year Toyota's but should go back further into their fleet with "electronic throttle control". This cruise control issue occurred 09/10/2009.
#31 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The VIN of this vehicle was JTMZD33V87_. 2007 Toyota Rav4 when using cruise control on a slight incline the car will start shifting in and out of gears, bucking and jumping and I turn the cruise off immediately. It sounds like the engines going to blow. The failure date was Dec. 25, 2009.. Read more...
#32 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle was a 2007 Toyota Rav4. Unintended acceleration. 1st incident: minor incident on a wed/thurs that I initially thought was just the brakes going soft and mentally thought to watch them to see if they might need replaced. 2nd more serious incident Sunday, 19sep10: cruise control on in a 55mph zone, tapped brake going into 45mph zone, used pedal until needing to brake for full stop at intersection. Started braking and engine started revving - hubby says tac reached 2500/3500 rpm. I was busy trying to stop the vehicle and figure out what was happening. Got vehicle stopped and managed to avoid accident. Engine recovered and returned to normal. Drove home, parked and took to Toyota next day. Dealer looked car over and ran diagnostics for 1. 5 wks - called in field rep who looked some more. I drove around for an hour with the master mechanic - couldn't get the vehicle to replicate. Same circumstances for both incidents. Dealer nor I could replicate in dealer's presence. It was Sunday, Sep. 19, 2010 when this cruise control issue occurred.
#33 - Cruise Control problem of the 2006 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle having this issue was a 2006 Toyota Rav4. 2/25/08 instance #1: I have had three instances of emissions components on my 2006 2wd Rav4 v6 being damaged in the 65000 miles I have driven it. The first instance manifested itself when the vehicle stability control, traction control and cruise control systems shut-off and lights in the instrument cluster came on. A damaged "charcoal canister" was replaced at the dealer under my extended warranty on 2/25/08. (this occurred a second time on 3/19/09 after an evaporation filter was damaged on 3/3/09 after driving a mile in less than an inch of wet snow. Each event shut off the vehicle stability control, traction control and cruise control systems and the associated system lights in the instrument cluster came on. The dealer felt the damage was due to my operation of the vehicle and at first denied submitting it to my extended warranty. I insisted the part was defective to fail in these circumstances and they eventually covered all repairs. ). This issue happened on 02/25/2008.
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Other Vehicle Speed Control related problems of Toyota RAV4:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Vehicle Speed Control problems||263|
|Car Accelerates On Its Own problems||102|
|Cruise Control problems||49|
|Accelerator Stuck problems||30|
|Accelerator Pedal problems||27|
|Speed Control Linkage problems||7|
|Speed Control Springs problems||5|
|Fail To Slow Down problems||4|
|Car Throttle Sticking problems||2|
|Car Slowed Down On Its Own problems||2|
|Car Throttle Stuck problems||2|
|Speed Control Cable problems||2|
|Accelerator Pedal Sensor problems||1|
|Speed Sensor problems||1|