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Manual Transmission Problems of Toyota RAV4



Toyota RAV4 owners have reported 16 problems related to manual transmission (under the power train category).

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2002 Toyota RAV4 1
Failure Date: 11/22/2010

My 2002 rav 4 check engine light came on at 96,000 miles; when the code was checked it related it to the catalyst system, but I called Toyota customer service and they informed me that the ecm had to be updated as part of a recall for my vehicle and I needed to take it to a Toyota dealer; doing this would cause the faulty check engine light to be reset. They performed the service, and now 3 weeks later the vehicle spontaneously pops out of 5th gear, causing the vehicle to dramatically decrease unpredictably at highway speeds. Dangerous!!! although after looking on the internet and discovering countless others with this same problem, Toyota has not yet issued a recall for the transmission problems; they have done nothing to address this dangerous and costly-to-fix problem. Supposedly in 2006 Toyota realized there was an issue with the ecm, (which could apparently damage the transmission). Instead of letting consumers know about this issue as soon as they realized, they sent a technical service bulletin to dealerships and service areas, but failed to let their own customers know. According to internet research, this problem generally starts around 90,000 miles.

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car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2002 Toyota RAV4 2
Failure Date: 07/15/2010

My 2002 Toyota Rav4 w/5 speed standard transmission pops out of 5th gear at highway speed causing sudden deceleration and engine revving if using cruise control. If I am in heavy traffic the car behind me comes close to rear-ending me because my brake lights don't come on. This first happened in February 2006 with 60757 miles on the car. At 757 miles past the 60,000 mile warranty, our local Toyota dealer refused to replace the transmission. But we were able to talk them into repairing it for free. In July 2010 at 123965 miles the same thing has happened again. At 65 mph on cruise control it popped out 5th gear and refused to go back in. Again I suddenly lost speed but luckily was almost by myself on the highway.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2001 Toyota RAV4 3
Failure Date: 06/07/2010

The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Rav4. While the contact was driving approximately 15 mph, the manual transmission began to stutter and then the vehicle completely stalled. The engine restarted and resumed normal. The failure occurred intermittently. The failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 03/16/11.

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car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 1998 Toyota RAV4 4
Failure Date: 06/07/2007

On numerous occasions over a two week period, the manual transmission pops out of 5th gear without warning. This leads to a very dangerous situation when in traffic as it causes the vehicle to reduce momentum rapidly and could be easily rear-ended. The last event occurred on 6/7/2007, the day before vehicle was repaired by a private garage. I have asked Toyota for assistance on this problem, but was declined. They have a service bulletin out on the problem, but the coverage is not adequate. This problem can occur at anytime after their coverage expires.

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car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 1999 Toyota RAV4 5
Failure Date: 10/10/2006

Without warning, car pops into neutral from fifth gear. This inadvertent action is startling, and, in my opinion, dangerous. I did not lose control of car, but only because I was alert at the time.

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car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 1997 Toyota RAV4 6
Failure Date: 01/15/2006

Pops out of 5th gear! had fixed, and 6 months later it happened again.

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car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2000 Toyota RAV4 7
Failure Date: 10/25/2004

Manual transmission intermittently came out of fifth gear and went into neutral while driving 50-70 mph. Dealer was notified, and unable to determine the cause of the problem.

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car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 1997 Toyota RAV4 8
Failure Date: 09/12/2004

Fifth gear failed, need to replace entire manual transmission.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2000 Toyota RAV4 9
Failure Date: 08/20/2003

Manual transmission intermittently came out of fifth gear and went into neutral while driving 50-70 mph. Car was taken to an repair facility other than Toyota, where a service bulletin was found. Car was then taken to Toyota dealer and the transmission was rebuilt. Toyota of America was notified. I was informed that Toyota did not consider this 'problem' which they knew of worthy of a recall because it did not effect enough vehicles.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 1997 Toyota RAV4 10
Failure Date: 12/31/2000

The fifth gear failed.


 
car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 1997 Toyota RAV4 11
Failure Date: 12/31/2000

The fifth gear failed.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2001 Toyota RAV4 12
Failure Date: 10/20/2000

The transmission shifts slowly, pops into reverse while in the car wash and the rpm gauge shows high rpm's when accelerating in third gear. Nlm.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2000 Toyota RAV4 13
Failure Date: 10/10/2000

Consumer states he believes that vehicle has a transmission problem, when driving the transmission makes a clunk sound, vehicle has been to the dealer on 2 occasions, however dealer informed consumer that vehicle is functioning properly and there would be no further repair or action.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2000 Toyota RAV4 14
Failure Date: 10/10/2000

Consumer states he belives that vehicle has a transmission problem, when driving the transmission makes a clunk sound, vehicle has been to the dealer on 2 occasions, however dealer informed consumer that vehicle is functioning properly and there would be no further repair or action.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 1996 Toyota RAV4 15

While driving 55 mph, the owner heard a loud bang. The vehicle swerved all over the highway. The vehicle would no longer go into 5th gear. The 4th gear also began showing symptoms of failure. The manufacturer eventually replaced the transmission. After 40,000 miles the exact same failure recurred with the 5th gear failing. They are not claiming any responsibility for the repair.

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car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 1997 Toyota RAV4 16

The boot around the manuel transmission came off jamming movement of the shifter.