RAV4’s irresistible square-jawed design, smooth drive, and spacious accommodation have bribed many people into falling in love with them. But far from its adorable nature, Rav4 may have a couple of undesirables in transmission and steering problems.

Transmission Issues

The transmission issues are pretty standard with the 2019 model.

The symptoms of the problem include a lurch forward at low speeds, and a forceful shift into gear that may produce loud clunks and bangs. Others experience some lagging or failure to shift.

Sometimes, there will be a delay when pressing the gas, and at times, it may suddenly lurch forward. This will cause dangerous entry in traffic.

People have difficulty determining the cause of these transmission problems, even after taking the vehicle to the dealership. In most cases, a reset is done but does very little to help. So what helps?

Normally, the brand recommends transmission ECU replacement and programming, which is quite an expensive fix. So, is there an alternative?

It is possible to get RAV4 ECU replacement units with the latest version installed without visiting the main dealer.

Steering Problems

Steering problems are far too common for the 2017 model. Many Rav4 owners experienced a pull towards the side when the vehicle encountered heavy crosswinds or had a flat tire. Some reported a knocking sound when locking up in traffic.

Several owners took the vehicle to the dealerships, and the tires were rotated and realigned. However, this did nothing to solve the issue. In some cases, the problems got worse with issues such as vibrations on the steering wheel. The best solution for the problem is primarily a steering wheel software update.

A1 Performance Auto Repair has automatic transmission specialists and experienced technicians that will check your vehicle for problems and provide solutions.

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