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 Post subject: RAV4 Jerking and lost power
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 4:27 am 
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Was driving home yesterday and the RAV started jerking like power to the drive unit was being interrupted. Coasted for a bit and then drove the last mile home - it seemed normal but I was taking it easy.

Took it out tonight for a short drive, 2 miles at low speed, and it seemed fine until I stopped to back into the driveway. When I shifted to reverse it immediately had problems backing up. I was able to drive forward and pull into the driveway but it was having problems and losing power.

There are No error or dash lights indicating a problem.

Thoughts on what might be wrong, anything I should look at before calling the dealer?


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 Post subject: Re: RAV4 Jerking and lost power
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:24 pm 
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Likely problems include a misbehaving parking pawl or motor coolant in the drive inverter. The latter should throw some errors though.

Most likely, you will need a new or rebuilt drive unit. I hope you have extended warranty coverage.

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