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Megan

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  • Toyota Model
    RAV4 GX AWD Petrol
  • Toyota Year
    2014
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    Western Australia
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  1. Hi All, I recently purchased a 2014 RAV4 GX AWD Petrol. Upon searching, I was unable to locate the USB/AUX port on the dash below the stereo as I wanted to plug in an older ipod (which doesnt have bluetooth). The RAV4 comes with two 12V charging ports but no AUX into stereo (which I find odd as my previous generation RAV4 Cruiser had the AUX port in the centre console). I spoke to City Toyota and they advised that the majority of 2014 GX models did not come with a USB/AUX port when they changed the stereo over from the original 2013 one that didn't have the reverse camera.I have quoted th
  2. Hi All, I recently purchased a 2014 RAV4 GX AWD Petrol. Upon searching, I was unable to locate the USB/AUX port on the dash below the stereo as I wanted to plug in an older ipod (which doesnt have bluetooth). The RAV4 comes with two 12V charging ports but no AUX into stereo (which I find odd as my previous generation RAV4 Cruiser had the AUX port in the centre console). I spoke to City Toyota and they advised that the majority of 2014 GX models did not come with a USB/AUX port when they changed the stereo over from the original 2013 one that didnt have the reverse camera.They quoted the part a
  3. Hi Gert, I've currently got a 2008 2.4L RAV4 after having the dreaded V6 with the whine! Its done 115,000km and we have no whine noise what so ever. Except the clutch is very sticky and ive taken it to an independant clutch specilist but nothing wrong with it. Anyways, Toyota does seem to want to fob off the noise and say its normal but its clearly a design/manufacturing fault! Kept persisting with them....maybe we should all go on today tonight to expose the fault!! Good luck and let us know how you get on.
  4. I agree with you here Ceeber, Toyota has failed its customers. I was lucky that I could return the vehicle to the auction place were I purchased the vehicle as the time to repair was deemed insufficient by department of consumer protection. It was going to take upto 8 weeks with the transmission stripped down as they couldnt get the parts from Japan quickly as the repair was to be performed by non toyota mechanic. Anyways, I would never have purchased the car to begin with but purchasing at Auction I couldnt test drive. I made sure I purchased a 4 cyclinder RAV4 the next time around. After hav
  5. Hi Ceeber, I ended up getting a full refund on the purchase price from the Auction house where I purchased the car in WA. I spoke with Department of Consumer Protection and they advised I was in my rights to provide a Notice of Intention to Reject Goods (Section 260 Australian Consumer Law). As the time to repair under stat warranty was unreasonable. As It took them 3 months to diagnose the problem and when the vehicle was stripped down, it was going to be in excess of 6 weeks to get the parts and put it all back together. In the meantime, I wouldnt have a vehicle to use. Hence, I got a full r
  6. Hi JC, Have you had any luck with your clutch problems? I recently bought a 2008 RAV4 from original owner and the clutch is very heavy and jumpy in 1st and 2nd gear. It's very annoying to drive in peak hour traffic!! It was fine when we bought... only now after 3 months the clutch has gotten worst. Toyota advised us that it's the pressure plate and quite expensive to fix. Did you manage to solve your clutch problems? Regards, Megan
  7. Hi All, I recently bought a 2008 2.4L RAV4 Manual with 90,000kms on the clock as I returned my 2008 V6 RAV4 Automatic due to a differential whine. We've had the car now for 3 months and noticed that the clutch is very heavy and jumpy in 1st and 2nd gear. I took it Toyota for it's 90K service yesterday and they advised that the pressure plate is worn. However, Toyota advised I could drive around until the gears start slipping and then replace the clutch. I have a few questions for other manual RAV4 owners: Is 90,000kms a standard length of time for a clutch to be worn? How long have you got o
  8. I am sorry to hear about this. I would take it into Toyota Servicing/Warranty straight away as you would still be under warranty? In Perth, I was advised they repair one of these a month! It's upsetting that Toyota knows about this issue with the V6 RAV4 but doesnt perform a recall! Toyota Northbridge (Perth) said my vehicle was a 9 out of 10 noise wise and that I dont have to do anything!! I said to the service manager "Would you want to drive around with this noise all the time and have your stereo up full blast?". He replied with "No" but yours isnt the worse I've heard!! I hope they fix yo
  9. Ive finally got a report back from Negus and they have advised it's the crown wheel and pinion which takes four weeks to come from Japan. In the meantime, my car is stripped down and on a hoist until the part arrives here!!
  10. Very true... I agree the V6 goes like a cork out of the bottle... My previous car was a tiny 4 cylinder 1.6L - The Power is out of this world but whining noise is annoying!! I'd look forward to hearing comments from owners of the 2013 RAV4!!
  11. Im guessing they've stopped the V6 model due to the tranmission whine problems with this model!! I like the look but also not keen on the interior.
  12. Ive recently purchased a 2008 RAV4 V6 CV with 140,00kms, which unfortunatley has the dreded tranmission/differential whine that is mentioned here. I purchased from Pickles Auction and couldnt drive the vehicle but as it had been serviced every 10,000kms by Toyota City in Perth I thought the car was going to be fine. It was evident the second I drove the car out of the Auction yard that it was a problem. I've since taken it to toyota who advised it was a front differential whine and made out they'd never seen the problem before. I have since put in a warranty claim to Australian Warranty Netw
  13. G'day from WA to All Toyota Owner!! Ive recently purchased a 2008 RAV4 V6 however unfortunatley it has the dreded tranmission/differential whine that I came across in your forum discussion (i never knew this was a common fault in the vehicle). I purchased from Auction and couldnt drive the vehicle and although it had been serviced every 10,000kms this problem wasnt fixed. I am am extremely upset and dissappointed by toyota and hopefully the fault will get retified under warranty. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! Megan
  14. Welcome to the Toyota forums Megan :)

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