Question about 2007 Toyota RAV4
I have 2007 Rav 4 with 60K miles.
At about 25K with the original pads I started hearing a rough pad growl, just as the vehicle would come to a stop. I decided to get another set of factory pads and replace the original pads. The rotors looked great and there was approximately still another 15 to 20K of life left on the pads I was replacing, but I went ahead and changed the pads. The braking growl went away till I got to about 55K, and the growl started again. I decided to try a different set of front pads and installed a set of Raybestos ceramic pads, the growl started again at 60K. The rotors aren't warped, and for each of the brake pad replacements I lubed correctly and installed the original factory pad shims.
Has anyone else experienced this front brake pad symptom with their Rav 4?
I had a 2008 rav4 and within the first 10,000 I noticed this problem. Had the pads changed at 12, 22, 30, all free of charge from the dealer. Had the rotors replaced as well twice, the issue came up again & since it was a lease I threatened to sue and I was released from my term fee free. If you are having the same issue post here we need to open a dialogue. I'm sure many people have just paid for repairs without thinking it's an issue on the vehicle. Toyota will deny it until it's a media issue....
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
I had what sounds like the same problem with my v6 2007 rav4. When the brakes were replaced at 27000 miles, the toyota tech had installed the caliper mounting pins in the wrong mounting place, what I mean is that one pin is shorter than the other and he put the top pin in the bottom and vice-versa. this allows the caliper to operate unevenly and wore down the pads on that side much faster than the other side because it was always rubbing and therefore warped the rotor from overheating. It took 2 trips back to the dealer and 2 independent shops before that was found.
Posted on Aug 18, 2010
Well...did you try checking your break lines? You're probably not getting an even amount of pressure. I would bleed the lines and replace the break fluid.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
I have a 2009 corolla with the same problem. Took it to the dealership and they replaced it free of charge under warranty.
Posted on Apr 03, 2010
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