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2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 Coupling Issue


The problem: A growling noise may come from the rear end while driving due to a faulty rear differential coupling front bearing.

Vehicles affected by service bulletin:

  • 2006 Toyota RAV4
  • 2007 Toyota RAV4
  • 2008 Toyota RAV4
  • 2009 Toyota RAV4
  • 2010 Toyota RAV4
  • 2011 Toyota RAV4
  • 2012 Toyota RAV4

Equipped with four-wheel drive.

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Corrective action: Dealers will replace the rear differential coupling.

Warranty info: This service is being performed free of charge under Toyota’s powertrain warranty, which lasts five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. The repair may also qualify under Toyota’s extended warranty.

What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if it’s involved in this service bulletin. You can also call Toyota at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. SB0080-13R1.

Need to find a dealer for service? Go to Service & Repair to find a local dealer.

Editor’s note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker’s website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.

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