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 Post subject: Re: Rav4EV motor "HUM" (Milling Sound), can you hear it in y
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:01 pm 
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My Car started with a "humming sound" especially when i steered to the right sight. So i showed the problem to my mechanic - he changed the right wheel bearing - an know the car is silent again!
The Rav has just 21000km - about 13t miles. does anyone else had a problem with the front wheel bearing?

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 Post subject: Re: Rav4EV motor "HUM" (Milling Sound), can you hear it in y
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:17 am 
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when my replacement was done, i got a *much older* motor (lower serial #) in replacement (which has been fine since then, almost 30K miles now). and there wasnt a big wait back then either. (i think it was a week).

This might mean the failure rate is much higher now than it was then.

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 Post subject: Re: Rav4EV motor "HUM" (Milling Sound), can you hear it in y
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:52 am 
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My replacement is making enough noise, I'm going to bring it up again when I bring it in next. Hope they can find me one that doesn't just do it again.


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 Post subject: Re: Rav4EV motor "HUM" (Milling Sound), can you hear it in y
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:01 am 
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36,000 miles on the original motor and it's toast.

The humming is so bad the last few thousand miles, I think I'm going deaf. 60 to 70 mph is freakishly loud. 25 mph range, yuck as well. I'm finally going to the dealer to have them check it this weekend. The motor sounds 100% out of balance. Not a pleasant sound; it's unnervingly terrible.

The other issue I'm having is when I push the accelerator pedal, there is a loud thunk/clunk and a small jolt plus a half second delay before the motor engages. I developed some serious slop in the drivetrain that wasn't there when new.

The honeymoon was nice while it lasted. Other than this motor issue and the lack of a factory installed quickcharger, this car has been outstanding.

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 Post subject: Re: Rav4EV motor "HUM" (Milling Sound), can you hear it in y
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I'm confident that they will replace the motor without issue and you'll be back to smiling in your RAV4 EV.

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 Post subject: Re: Rav4EV motor "HUM" (Milling Sound), can you hear it in y
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TonyWilliams wrote:
I'm confident that they will replace the motor without issue and you'll be back to smiling in your RAV4 EV.


I'm betting the same thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Rav4EV motor "HUM" (Milling Sound), can you hear it in y
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New (refurbished) traction motor assembly on order.

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 Post subject: Re: Rav4EV motor "HUM" (Milling Sound), can you hear it in y
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So, I've had my new motor for the last month and Tony was right, I'm a happy camper again and enjoying my smooth Rav4EV ride. I can barely hear the motor if I strain to listen for it. It's so nice not to have a screamingly loud motor. My other issue with the slop and clunk when I pushed the accelerator is now fixed as well. I'm happy. I hope this lasts a while.

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 Post subject: Re: Rav4EV motor "HUM" (Milling Sound), can you hear it in y
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Well, mine's been ordered. Got to go over and pick my baby back up until the new motor comes in.


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 Post subject: Engine whine?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:28 pm 
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We have a 2014 Rav 4 EV with 25K miles. It seems to have developed a whine that I don't think was there when it was new. Does anyone know if this is a concern? Our lease is up in February and we love the car so much we are thinking of purchasing it but not if there are going to be future problems. Appreciate any advice. Thanks.


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