fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
500 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (8 reports)
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problem #8

Apr 262019


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2 miles

Shift shock right before a complete stop & coast & go, lurking and jerking motion.

- Andre L., Saint-Leonard, QC, Canada

problem #7

Apr 262019

RAV4 LE 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles

I've had three Rav4 vehicles before this one and enjoyed every one of them. That being said, I find myself feeling a bit concerned with this 2019 model - especially at a stop light. As the light changes to green, the engine seems to almost stall out. While it doesn't do this at every stop, I find it to be a bit concerning as I "nurse" the vehicle through intersections. Please let me know if Toyota is addressing this issue. I was 10 miles from the dealership on my way home when it first happened. It has occurred several times since then. Had I known.........?????

- veedub132, Boston, MA, US

problem #6

Apr 012019

RAV4 Adventure 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles

When rolling at a speed of 5 mph or so, if you begin to accelerate the vehicle downshifts (say from 2nd gear to 1st gear) and lurches very hard. This has to be a transmission problem. Can reproduce at any time. Does it every time. I have yet to bring it to the dealership yet about this. The only way around this is if you come to a complete stop, then accelerate, it starts off in first gear. But this is not an acceptable solution. If you are in traffic, and rolling along, and then it is time to accelerate, you can't simply come to a stop, and then start accelerating again. Very concerned for the transmission.

- Mark G., Huntsville, AL, US

problem #5

Feb 282019

RAV4 Limited 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles

Transmission jerks at low speeds when in a rolling stop situation. It downshifts rather abruptly. Not present from complete stop. Took it in to dealer for evaluation as I complained to Toyota Customer Experience group. We duplicated the issue with the service manager. They are sending the service report toToyata and am waiting to hear back about a fix.

- harveyo4340, Jacksonville, US

problem #4

Apr 012019


  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles

Every time you stop the car it's a hard brake and every time you accelerate the car lunges forward. Also, you have to step on the accelerator pedal really low to go faster and every time when you need to turn the car hesitates.

- Jin H., Skaneateles Falls, NY, US

problem #3

Jan 282019

RAV4 LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70 miles

Although it does not occur at a high frequency, it is easily reproducible and an unacceptable drive-ability issue. Waiting on Toyota specialist to check vehicle out.

- theoriginalchris, Fredericksburg, US

problem #2

Feb 282019

RAV4 LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles

Vehicle will lurch forward when moving forward from a stop. This happens about 1 out of 5 stops, but it is significant enough that you are always braced for it making the driving experience very unpleasant. Disabling the auto engine off feature does not help.

- apples, Johnson, US

problem #1

Mar 192019

RAV4 XLE 2.5L 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles

The transmission hesitates and lurches at slower speeds during transition between 2nd and 1st gear. This occurs primarily while slowing down and then accelerating, like in a rolling stop scenario or during stop and go traffic.

- gunner99, Jackson, US