Toyota Rav4 2006 - Vehicle speed control



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Toyota Rav4 2006 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - ACCELERATOR PEDAL
11V113000TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. V (Vehicle)136324404/13/2011ODITOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION02/24/201102/24/2011
Defect SummaryToyota is recalling certain model year 2008 through 2011 lexus lx570, 2003 through 2009 toyota 4runner, and 2006 through 2010 rav4 vehicles. the accelerator pedal can get stuck in the wide open position due to its being trapped by an unsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat.
Consequence SummaryA stuck open accelerator pedal may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death.
Corrective SummaryThe remedy plan is under development, but will involve modification or replacement of the accelerator pedal and replacement of any toyota all-weather floor mat. toyota has not provided a schedule for owner notification at this time. further information concerning the remedy and the owner notification schedule is expected from toyota. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or lexus at 1-800-255-3987.
NotesToyota's recall campaign numbers are 90l (toyota) and 90lg (lexus).customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.this recall is an expansion of safety recalls 09v-388 and 10v-023.
Toyota Rav4 2006 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - ACCELERATOR PEDAL
TSB-0087-1206/13/201210045140Toyota: accelerator pedal sensor assembly information regarding the inspection, removal, and installation, if lubrication or oil, is applied. *pe2012-08-21
Toyota Rav4 2006 investigations
NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - ACCELERATOR PEDAL
RQ10003TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION02/16/201003/01/2011Unintended and Uncontrolled Acceleration11V112000
 On february 16, 2010, nhtsa's office of defects investigation (odi) opened rq10-003 to determine whether the scope of prior toyota recalls relating to potential unintended acceleration were sufficiently broad, including, among others, toyota recalls 07e-082, 09v-388, 10v-017, and 10v-023.nhtsa also requested information regarding potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration in toyota and lexus vehicles.i. pedal interference from floor mats, carpet covers and plastic pads in carpets.during the rq10-003 investigation, odi reviewed a large volume of documents to assess whether additional vehicles should be recalled.following the agency's analysis, nhtsa requested that toyota recall additional vehicles.toyota complied with the agency's request.the details of these recalls are set forth more fully in toyota's reports to nhtsa pursuant to 49 cfr part 573.these recalls are as follows:recall 11v-112: (1) model year (my) 2004-2006 toyota highlander and highlander hybrid; and, (2) my 2004-2007 lexus rx330,rx350, and rx400h (hybrid model). the total estimated population under this recall is 769,379 vehicles.this recall remedies potential accelerator pedal entrapment caused by a loose floor carpet cover (trim panel). recall 11v-113: (1) my 2003-2009 through 2009 toyota 4runner; (2) my 2006-2010 toyota rav4; and, (3) my 2008-2011 lexus lx570.the total estimated population under this recall is 1,381,000 vehicles.this recall supplements recall 09v-388 and remedies potential accelerator pedal entrapment by an unsecured floor mat.recall 11v-115: (1) my 2006-2007 lexus gs300 (all wheel drive vehicles); and, (2) my 2006-2007 lexus gs350 (all wheel drive vehicles). the total estimated population under this recall is 19,647 vehicles.this recall remedies potential accelerator pedal entrapment caused by inadequate clearance between the pedal linkage and a plastic pad embedded in the vehicle's carpet.ii. potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration.after nhtsa opened rq10-003, nhtsa launched a ten-month study of potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration in toyota vehicles.nhtsa launched the study in the spring of 2010 in light of concerns aired in congressional hearings.nhtsa enlisted engineers at the national aeronautics and space administration (nasa) with expertise in areas such as computer controlled electronic systems, electromagnetic interference and software integrity to assess whether electronic systems or electromagnetic interference played a role in incidents of unintended acceleration in toyota vehicles.that study has concluded.two reports are associated with the study and are available on nhtsa's website.nasa's report is entitled technical support to the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa) on the reported toyota motor corporation (tmc) unintended acceleration (ua) investigation, nesc assessment no. ti-10-00618 (jan. 18, 2011).nhtsa's report is entitled technical assessment of toyota electronic throttle control (etc) systems (feb. 2011).both reports should be read in conjunction with each other. as stated in its report, nasa did not find an electronic cause of large throttle openings that can result in unintended acceleration incidents. nhtsa did not find a vehicle-based cause of unintended acceleration incidents other than the physical pedal interference causes that are being addressed by toyota's recalls. this rq is closed.
RQ10003TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION02/16/201003/01/2011Unintended and Uncontrolled Acceleration11V115000
 On february 16, 2010, nhtsa's office of defects investigation (odi) opened rq10-003 to determine whether the scope of prior toyota recalls relating to potential unintended acceleration were sufficiently broad, including, among others, toyota recalls 07e-082, 09v-388, 10v-017, and 10v-023.nhtsa also requested information regarding potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration in toyota and lexus vehicles.i. pedal interference from floor mats, carpet covers and plastic pads in carpets.during the rq10-003 investigation, odi reviewed a large volume of documents to assess whether additional vehicles should be recalled.following the agency's analysis, nhtsa requested that toyota recall additional vehicles.toyota complied with the agency's request.the details of these recalls are set forth more fully in toyota's reports to nhtsa pursuant to 49 cfr part 573.these recalls are as follows:recall 11v-112: (1) model year (my) 2004-2006 toyota highlander and highlander hybrid; and, (2) my 2004-2007 lexus rx330,rx350, and rx400h (hybrid model). the total estimated population under this recall is 769,379 vehicles.this recall remedies potential accelerator pedal entrapment caused by a loose floor carpet cover (trim panel). recall 11v-113: (1) my 2003-2009 through 2009 toyota 4runner; (2) my 2006-2010 toyota rav4; and, (3) my 2008-2011 lexus lx570.the total estimated population under this recall is 1,381,000 vehicles.this recall supplements recall 09v-388 and remedies potential accelerator pedal entrapment by an unsecured floor mat.recall 11v-115: (1) my 2006-2007 lexus gs300 (all wheel drive vehicles); and, (2) my 2006-2007 lexus gs350 (all wheel drive vehicles). the total estimated population under this recall is 19,647 vehicles.this recall remedies potential accelerator pedal entrapment caused by inadequate clearance between the pedal linkage and a plastic pad embedded in the vehicle's carpet.ii. potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration.after nhtsa opened rq10-003, nhtsa launched a ten-month study of potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration in toyota vehicles.nhtsa launched the study in the spring of 2010 in light of concerns aired in congressional hearings.nhtsa enlisted engineers at the national aeronautics and space administration (nasa) with expertise in areas such as computer controlled electronic systems, electromagnetic interference and software integrity to assess whether electronic systems or electromagnetic interference played a role in incidents of unintended acceleration in toyota vehicles.that study has concluded.two reports are associated with the study and are available on nhtsa's website.nasa's report is entitled technical support to the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa) on the reported toyota motor corporation (tmc) unintended acceleration (ua) investigation, nesc assessment no. ti-10-00618 (jan. 18, 2011).nhtsa's report is entitled technical assessment of toyota electronic throttle control (etc) systems (feb. 2011).both reports should be read in conjunction with each other. as stated in its report, nasa did not find an electronic cause of large throttle openings that can result in unintended acceleration incidents. nhtsa did not find a vehicle-based cause of unintended acceleration incidents other than the physical pedal interference causes that are being addressed by toyota's recalls. this rq is closed.
RQ10003TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION02/16/201003/01/2011Unintended and Uncontrolled Acceleration11V113000
 On february 16, 2010, nhtsa's office of defects investigation (odi) opened rq10-003 to determine whether the scope of prior toyota recalls relating to potential unintended acceleration were sufficiently broad, including, among others, toyota recalls 07e-082, 09v-388, 10v-017, and 10v-023.nhtsa also requested information regarding potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration in toyota and lexus vehicles.i. pedal interference from floor mats, carpet covers and plastic pads in carpets.during the rq10-003 investigation, odi reviewed a large volume of documents to assess whether additional vehicles should be recalled.following the agency's analysis, nhtsa requested that toyota recall additional vehicles.toyota complied with the agency's request.the details of these recalls are set forth more fully in toyota's reports to nhtsa pursuant to 49 cfr part 573.these recalls are as follows:recall 11v-112: (1) model year (my) 2004-2006 toyota highlander and highlander hybrid; and, (2) my 2004-2007 lexus rx330,rx350, and rx400h (hybrid model). the total estimated population under this recall is 769,379 vehicles.this recall remedies potential accelerator pedal entrapment caused by a loose floor carpet cover (trim panel). recall 11v-113: (1) my 2003-2009 through 2009 toyota 4runner; (2) my 2006-2010 toyota rav4; and, (3) my 2008-2011 lexus lx570.the total estimated population under this recall is 1,381,000 vehicles.this recall supplements recall 09v-388 and remedies potential accelerator pedal entrapment by an unsecured floor mat.recall 11v-115: (1) my 2006-2007 lexus gs300 (all wheel drive vehicles); and, (2) my 2006-2007 lexus gs350 (all wheel drive vehicles). the total estimated population under this recall is 19,647 vehicles.this recall remedies potential accelerator pedal entrapment caused by inadequate clearance between the pedal linkage and a plastic pad embedded in the vehicle's carpet.ii. potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration.after nhtsa opened rq10-003, nhtsa launched a ten-month study of potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration in toyota vehicles.nhtsa launched the study in the spring of 2010 in light of concerns aired in congressional hearings.nhtsa enlisted engineers at the national aeronautics and space administration (nasa) with expertise in areas such as computer controlled electronic systems, electromagnetic interference and software integrity to assess whether electronic systems or electromagnetic interference played a role in incidents of unintended acceleration in toyota vehicles.that study has concluded.two reports are associated with the study and are available on nhtsa's website.nasa's report is entitled technical support to the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa) on the reported toyota motor corporation (tmc) unintended acceleration (ua) investigation, nesc assessment no. ti-10-00618 (jan. 18, 2011).nhtsa's report is entitled technical assessment of toyota electronic throttle control (etc) systems (feb. 2011).both reports should be read in conjunction with each other. as stated in its report, nasa did not find an electronic cause of large throttle openings that can result in unintended acceleration incidents. nhtsa did not find a vehicle-based cause of unintended acceleration incidents other than the physical pedal interference causes that are being addressed by toyota's recalls. this rq is closed.
Toyota Rav4 2006 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
03/18/201149000
 While driving on the highway at approximately 65 mph the car suddenly would not and behaved as if in neutral. the engine reved upon applying the gas. we pulled over to the shoulder and put on hazard lights and put the car in park. then put the car back in drive and the car behaved normally.
03/18/201149000
 While driving on the highway at approximately 65 mph the car suddenly would not and behaved as if in neutral. the engine reved upon applying the gas. we pulled over to the shoulder and put on hazard lights and put the car in park. then put the car back in drive and the car behaved normally.
03/18/201149000
 While driving on the highway at approximately 65 mph the car suddenly would not and behaved as if in neutral. the engine reved upon applying the gas. we pulled over to the shoulder and put on hazard lights and put the car in park. then put the car back in drive and the car behaved normally.
03/18/201149000
 While driving on the highway at approximately 65 mph the car suddenly would not and behaved as if in neutral. the engine reved upon applying the gas. we pulled over to the shoulder and put on hazard lights and put the car in park. then put the car back in drive and the car behaved normally.
02/09/201165132
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 toyota rav4. the contact was waiting to enter a highway with the brakes depressed when the entire instrument panel illuminated. the vehicle then abnormally accelerated and swerved into traffic as another vehicle crashed into the driver side of her vehicle. the contact sustained injuries to the hands and arms. the vehicle was towed to the dealer but not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 65,132.
02/09/201165132
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 toyota rav4. the contact was waiting to enter a highway with the brakes depressed when the entire instrument panel illuminated. the vehicle then abnormally accelerated and swerved into traffic as another vehicle crashed into the driver side of her vehicle. the contact sustained injuries to the hands and arms. the vehicle was towed to the dealer but not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 65,132.
02/16/2011116000
 2006 rav4 : speed control: sudden acceleration and sudden decrease in acceleration on highyway. starting in november 2010 our toyota rav4 would suddenly acceleration on highway,lunge foward while parking for no reason. in december 2010 all senor lights on the dashboard panel came on and the car actually decelerated while i while trying to change lanes on the highway. i quickly turned on my four ways and moved to the far left of highway for saftey . all the dash board lights went off and car resumed nomal driving functions. on february 16, 2011 i was on the highway again attenpting to change lanes and the car decelerated and appeared to be stalling-out also all the dashboard lights when on:check engine ,abs,vsh,and 4wd. i again put my four ways on and moved to shoulder of highway, my vichle resumed normal driving fuctions and all dashboard lights went off. about 5 minutes later the same thing happened again. i took my car to my macanic the next day and he states it appears to be a mal-fuction in the senory panel. he contactred the toyota dealer and is awaiting a respose. my car in undrivable at the present time due to the fact it could stop running at any time for no apperant reason.
02/16/2011116000
 2006 rav4 : speed control: sudden acceleration and sudden decrease in acceleration on highyway. starting in november 2010 our toyota rav4 would suddenly acceleration on highway,lunge foward while parking for no reason. in december 2010 all senor lights on the dashboard panel came on and the car actually decelerated while i while trying to change lanes on the highway. i quickly turned on my four ways and moved to the far left of highway for saftey . all the dash board lights went off and car resumed nomal driving functions. on february 16, 2011 i was on the highway again attenpting to change lanes and the car decelerated and appeared to be stalling-out also all the dashboard lights when on:check engine ,abs,vsh,and 4wd. i again put my four ways on and moved to shoulder of highway, my vichle resumed normal driving fuctions and all dashboard lights went off. about 5 minutes later the same thing happened again. i took my car to my macanic the next day and he states it appears to be a mal-fuction in the senory panel. he contactred the toyota dealer and is awaiting a respose. my car in undrivable at the present time due to the fact it could stop running at any time for no apperant reason.
02/16/2011116000
 2006 rav4 : speed control: sudden acceleration and sudden decrease in acceleration on highyway. starting in november 2010 our toyota rav4 would suddenly acceleration on highway,lunge foward while parking for no reason. in december 2010 all senor lights on the dashboard panel came on and the car actually decelerated while i while trying to change lanes on the highway. i quickly turned on my four ways and moved to the far left of highway for saftey . all the dash board lights went off and car resumed nomal driving functions. on february 16, 2011 i was on the highway again attenpting to change lanes and the car decelerated and appeared to be stalling-out also all the dashboard lights when on:check engine ,abs,vsh,and 4wd. i again put my four ways on and moved to shoulder of highway, my vichle resumed normal driving fuctions and all dashboard lights went off. about 5 minutes later the same thing happened again. i took my car to my macanic the next day and he states it appears to be a mal-fuction in the senory panel. he contactred the toyota dealer and is awaiting a respose. my car in undrivable at the present time due to the fact it could stop running at any time for no apperant reason.
02/16/2011116000
 2006 rav4 : speed control: sudden acceleration and sudden decrease in acceleration on highyway. starting in november 2010 our toyota rav4 would suddenly acceleration on highway,lunge foward while parking for no reason. in december 2010 all senor lights on the dashboard panel came on and the car actually decelerated while i while trying to change lanes on the highway. i quickly turned on my four ways and moved to the far left of highway for saftey . all the dash board lights went off and car resumed nomal driving functions. on february 16, 2011 i was on the highway again attenpting to change lanes and the car decelerated and appeared to be stalling-out also all the dashboard lights when on:check engine ,abs,vsh,and 4wd. i again put my four ways on and moved to shoulder of highway, my vichle resumed normal driving fuctions and all dashboard lights went off. about 5 minutes later the same thing happened again. i took my car to my macanic the next day and he states it appears to be a mal-fuction in the senory panel. he contactred the toyota dealer and is awaiting a respose. my car in undrivable at the present time due to the fact it could stop running at any time for no apperant reason.
01/27/201140000
 Tl-the driver owns a 2006 toyota rav4. after driving approximately 45 mph the driver came to a stop. once the vehicle was stopped the engine began to rev very loudly and the driver had to apply heavy pressure to the brake pedal to keep the vehicle stopped. numerous lights began illuminating on the dashboard. the contact was not the driver, so the specific light names were unavailable. once the engine stopped revving the vehicle hesitated when the driver attempted to accelerate. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the failure and current mileages were 40,000. the vin was unavailable. sm.
01/27/201140000
 Tl-the driver owns a 2006 toyota rav4. after driving approximately 45 mph the driver came to a stop. once the vehicle was stopped the engine began to rev very loudly and the driver had to apply heavy pressure to the brake pedal to keep the vehicle stopped. numerous lights began illuminating on the dashboard. the contact was not the driver, so the specific light names were unavailable. once the engine stopped revving the vehicle hesitated when the driver attempted to accelerate. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the failure and current mileages were 40,000. the vin was unavailable. sm.
01/27/201140000
 Tl-the driver owns a 2006 toyota rav4. after driving approximately 45 mph the driver came to a stop. once the vehicle was stopped the engine began to rev very loudly and the driver had to apply heavy pressure to the brake pedal to keep the vehicle stopped. numerous lights began illuminating on the dashboard. the contact was not the driver, so the specific light names were unavailable. once the engine stopped revving the vehicle hesitated when the driver attempted to accelerate. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the failure and current mileages were 40,000. the vin was unavailable. sm.
01/27/201140000
 Tl-the driver owns a 2006 toyota rav4. after driving approximately 45 mph the driver came to a stop. once the vehicle was stopped the engine began to rev very loudly and the driver had to apply heavy pressure to the brake pedal to keep the vehicle stopped. numerous lights began illuminating on the dashboard. the contact was not the driver, so the specific light names were unavailable. once the engine stopped revving the vehicle hesitated when the driver attempted to accelerate. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the failure and current mileages were 40,000. the vin was unavailable. sm.
03/20/201050785
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 toyota rav4. the contact stated they have had several incidents of the vehicle suddenly accelerating. the first time there was a failure the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and a health check was performed. the check was for the engine and electrical system. the dealer stated nothing was wrong with the vehicle and they bolted down the mats. the engine has since had two more times that the engine revs up while sitting at a light and the contact had had to put the vehicle in park to get the engine to calm down. the contact stated the failure does not happen while the vehicle is being driven; it only seems to happen when you are slowing the vehicle down. the failure mileage was 50785 and the current mileage was 56000.rl
03/20/201050785
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 toyota rav4. the contact stated they have had several incidents of the vehicle suddenly accelerating. the first time there was a failure the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and a health check was performed. the check was for the engine and electrical system. the dealer stated nothing was wrong with the vehicle and they bolted down the mats. the engine has since had two more times that the engine revs up while sitting at a light and the contact had had to put the vehicle in park to get the engine to calm down. the contact stated the failure does not happen while the vehicle is being driven; it only seems to happen when you are slowing the vehicle down. the failure mileage was 50785 and the current mileage was 56000.rl
03/20/201050785
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 toyota rav4. the contact stated they have had several incidents of the vehicle suddenly accelerating. the first time there was a failure the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and a health check was performed. the check was for the engine and electrical system. the dealer stated nothing was wrong with the vehicle and they bolted down the mats. the engine has since had two more times that the engine revs up while sitting at a light and the contact had had to put the vehicle in park to get the engine to calm down. the contact stated the failure does not happen while the vehicle is being driven; it only seems to happen when you are slowing the vehicle down. the failure mileage was 50785 and the current mileage was 56000.rl
03/20/201050785
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 toyota rav4. the contact stated they have had several incidents of the vehicle suddenly accelerating. the first time there was a failure the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and a health check was performed. the check was for the engine and electrical system. the dealer stated nothing was wrong with the vehicle and they bolted down the mats. the engine has since had two more times that the engine revs up while sitting at a light and the contact had had to put the vehicle in park to get the engine to calm down. the contact stated the failure does not happen while the vehicle is being driven; it only seems to happen when you are slowing the vehicle down. the failure mileage was 50785 and the current mileage was 56000.rl
10/24/201029000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 toyota rav4 . the contact stated that while driving at 60 mph and passing another vehicle the accelerator got stuck. the accelerator would not release and then was shifted into neutral and with extreme force the brakes were applied. the contact was able to stop the vehicle and turn it off . the dealer was informed about the failure and they stated that there was no recall . the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was unavailable. the failure and the current mileage was 29000.cv
10/24/201029000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 toyota rav4 . the contact stated that while driving at 60 mph and passing another vehicle the accelerator got stuck. the accelerator would not release and then was shifted into neutral and with extreme force the brakes were applied. the contact was able to stop the vehicle and turn it off . the dealer was informed about the failure and they stated that there was no recall . the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was unavailable. the failure and the current mileage was 29000.cv
10/24/201029000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 toyota rav4 . the contact stated that while driving at 60 mph and passing another vehicle the accelerator got stuck. the accelerator would not release and then was shifted into neutral and with extreme force the brakes were applied. the contact was able to stop the vehicle and turn it off . the dealer was informed about the failure and they stated that there was no recall . the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was unavailable. the failure and the current mileage was 29000.cv
10/24/201029000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 toyota rav4 . the contact stated that while driving at 60 mph and passing another vehicle the accelerator got stuck. the accelerator would not release and then was shifted into neutral and with extreme force the brakes were applied. the contact was able to stop the vehicle and turn it off . the dealer was informed about the failure and they stated that there was no recall . the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was unavailable. the failure and the current mileage was 29000.cv
11/26/200716482104/05/2006
 2006 toyota rav4. unexpected acceleration. *gr the consumer stated on three separate occasions, he experienced unwanted acceleration. the first incident occurred while he was traveling out of town and he discovered he had difficulty stopping the vehicle twice. first at a traffic light, and another time at a toll booth. on both occasions, the engine revved very loudly. the second incident happened one year later and the consumer had to quickly place the gear in neutral and press hard on the brakes in order to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was examined, and the consumer was informed the problem was with the mat and it was subsequently removed. the last episode was on feburary 13, 2010. upon arriving at an establishment driving 20- 30 mph, he attempted to stop, but the vehicle did not respond to the brakes being applied. the consumer was finally able to stop after putting the gear in neutral. *jb
06/14/200770001
 I bought my brand new toyota rav 4 in august 2006. i use it very lightly mostly to commute to work which is about 10 miles. about 9 month later, i heard a squeaking noise when i hit the brakes. when i took my car to the dealer. i was told the front brakes need to be changed. i argued that the brakes have to be defective since with my previous car i changed the brakes once in 16 years. the dealer argued that i have to be an aggressive driver that why i wore the brakes so fast and that it is not covered by warranty. this problem was repeated twice after that. this means that in less than 4 years. i changed the front brake pads twice and the rear brake pads once. i found this extremely unusual. so far i have spent almost $1000 to repeatedly change brake pads and rotors. recently i believe i found the problem. when i press the gas pedal the car speeds very easily and very fast. however, when i release my foot off the gas pedal the car does not slow down spontaneously. the gas pedal takes an unusually long time to go to the idle position. hence, i have to use the brakes much more frequently which wears them out very fast. this is a safety issue and needs to be addressed and fixed. i am going to the dealer tomorrow. *tr
03/10/201084650
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 toyota rav4. while sitting idle with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. within moments, the contact placed the vehicle into the neutral position and was able to stop the unintended acceleration. the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. there were no repairs performed on the vehicle. the failure mileage was 84,650 and the current was 84,750.
10/15/200932000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 toyota rav4. the contact was decelerating approximately 35 mph while braking when the vehicle began to surge forward unexpectedly. in order to stop the acceleration the contact shifted the vehicle into neutral. the identical failure has occurred on three occasions. the vehicle was taken to authorized dealer for inspection. the technician was unable to duplicate the failure and stated that the vehicle was down shifting. the vehicle has not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 32000.
10/26/2006380001
 I purchased a toyota 2006 rav 4 in january of 2006 and had the car serviced at the toyota dealer per the scheduled factory maintenance suggestions. in october of 2006, i was trying to avoid running a yellow light on peachtree street in atlanta, and accelerated hard to avoid the yellow light. the car lunged forward and was out of control. even though i lifted my foot completely off the pedal. after getting through the initial shock i put the transmission in neutral, the engine revved up to the red line and i turned the ignition switch off. after waiting for a minute i restarted the car in park and the engine idled normally. i took the car to the toyota dealer for the scheduled maintenance and after inspecting it he told me there was nothing wrong with the car. after the recall of the toyota rav 4's i called the toyota dealer i bought the car from and talked to his service manager. he told me that the 2006 rav 4's have not been recalled as they have a different gas pedal and were made in japan. he could not explain the cause of the acceleration. the car has not done that since, however i am not driving the car anymore. my daughter is and this concerns me greatly. no fixes or repairs have been done on the car by the toyota dealer. *tr
06/15/20081
 Experienced sudden acceleration on many occasions especially after going at substantial speeds such at 45-50 miles and hour where the car will surge to even higher speeds with constant or little pressure on the gas. this car drives unlike any car we've had before in that you can't maintain constant pressure on the throttle you have to constantly accelerate and then drift in order to stay within speed limits. keeping slight pressure on the throttle will cause it to constantly accelerate, not maintain its speed. *tr
01/15/20092
 I have 2006 toyota rav4. just read my jan. 2009 note. it happen twice on my car. my car accelerate uncontrollable even though i try to pump gas pedal several times car just won't slow down. i thought pedal stuck. car slow down when i press brake pedal. just let you know. it never happen again. *tr
09/01/2006500
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 toyota rav4. she was driving approximately 35 mph when she tried to apply the brakes, when the vehicle accelerated on it's own. the driver stated that she tried placing both feet on the brake pedal but it did not help. eventually the vehicle began to slow down. she also took the vehicle to the dealer but their records indicate that there was a brake problem. the failure mileage was 500. the current mileage was 28,000.
02/22/2010216001
 My wife and i have both experienced unintended acceleration while our 2006 toyota rav4 was operating with cruise control engaged or while re-engaging cruise control after slowing for traffic. in each case, the vehicle accelerated well beyond the cruise control set point (typically 55 mph). this acceleration occurred on flat roads, no ice or water on the road. the engine was fully warmed up,and the vehicle has been serviced on a regular basis at prescribed intervals by our local toyota dealer. this unintended acceleration has occurred 5 or 6 times over the life of the vehicle. the most recent occurrence was february 22, 2010 when i re-engaged the cruise control from a speed of 50 mph to the previous set point of 55 mph. the vehicle accelerated to 65 mph and was still gaining speed when i disengaged the cruise control. fortunately, the vehicle responded to turning off the cruise control, the brakes functioned normally, and i was able to avoid hitting the vehicle ahead of me on the highway. this vehicle is not involved in any of the current toyota recalls, and our local toyota dealer does not take our reports of unintended acceleration seriously. therefore, no action has been taken to correct the failure(s) and no parts have been replaced. *tr
06/22/200926000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 toyota rav4. the contact stated that as he was driving at 55 mph the vehicle accelerated up to 70 mph and would not stop. as he depressed the brake pedal the vehicle continued to accelerate on its own. the dealer was called and stated that he had to wait until he received a recall notice before he could bring the vehicle in. the failure mileage was 26,000.
02/07/20063000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 toyota rav4. the contact stated that while shifting the vehicle from park to drive the vehicle would accelerate and lunge forward. the contact stated that the failure had occurred since the vehicle was purchased. the contact has taken the vehicle to a dealer regarding the sudden acceleration but the dealer could not diagnose the failure. the contact stated that the failure was electrical. the failure mileage was 3,000.
08/15/2009200004
 Toyota rav4 le 2006 gas pedal got stuck down 4 times since we bought this vehicle 3 years ago. toyota motor co is saying i got over 30,000 miles so warranty is up.. pl i need help in this problem. *tr
06/15/200620002
 2006 toyota rav 4 has twice experienced long term acceleration . both times it experienced high speed acceleration which continued after coming off the accelerator. no damage or injuries occurred. in both cases, the rav 4 was returned to the local toyota dealer for service. after the second occurrence , the dealer kept the car for 4 days for driving and analysis. the problem could not be repeated while in their service facility. the on-board computer did not show and malfunctions. the dealer suspected a floor mat problem and installed 2 retaining clips. *tr
06/07/2009281823
 Started having intermittent incidents approx 8 mths ago. 3 x occurred. 2 x when pulling into driveway to park, driveway slightly graded up slant, braked but minor increase acceleration occurred. braked harder & stopped. increase acceleration continued for approx 15-20 sec longer then returned idle. took service & tune-up. told them, serviced and said fine. also checked electrical as lighting switched from front to back seat for no reason. told just reprogram needed & ok. after that service had one more incident when over mcdonald's mill valley - drive thru - vehicle ahead moved & i tried to just move slowly too. accelerated much higher than foot pressure on pedal. hit brakes hard & just missed car ahead of me. car was stopped, but acceleration remained higher for 30-45 sec. line held up until acceleration seemed ok. then moved ahead w no issues. now no incidents x approx. 2 months. note pedal action has always appeared ok. not human error. found no known cause. do use standard rubber rav4 floor mats - ok & clearance to depressed pedal 3 1/2-4 inches. i was unaware of problems toyota when these occurred, then news, & red light & thought of my incidents. will they return again? my vin# says i am ok? i do know incidents happened. had spoken with my son who is auto engineer too. minor or major incidents still do carry risk exposure for me. and cost effect risk exposure too. note i do not know exact dates of 4 incidents. *tr
12/24/2009510001
 Vehicle: 2006 toyota rav 4 problem: stuck accelerator date of incident: december 24, 2009 my wife was leaving work on the 24th of december. our car was parked facing uphill. as she was leaving her parking space, she depressed the accelerator slightly and the car took off on its own. she ended up hitting a car on the other side of the road, then going over to the other side, over a sidewalk, snow bank and then hitting a building. i have reported this incident to toyota who went to my local dealer to check it out. they claim that they could not find anything and sent a letter to my house stating that fact. the weather conditions that day were sloppy snow. as mentioned, the car was facing uphill so the slippery conditions actually acted in her favor. i wrote up a full report with photos that i sent to both toyota and state farm. i would be happy to e-mail this report to you as well. our rav 4 had a little over 51,000 miles on it when the accident occurred. it is a 4 cylinder, automatic. *tr
08/15/2008240001
 I have a 2006 rav4 toyota suv. my gas pedal has been sticking since 2007. i have had a accident because of it, where i had over $7000.00 worth of damage done to repair it. at a toyota dealership. i mention about the pedal, but no one believed me, so i just dropped it. it is still happening sometimes, where i have to turn the car off for a while, then turn it back on and then drive it. i telephoned toyota about it and they gave me a case# for it. then after 3 days after they gave me a case number, they told me that i have to have another accident in the rav4, take it to a dealership and see if they can make it happen again. i could be died then!!. when i had the accident, not only did i have damage to my car, but i did damage to a building because my car when out of control and back in to the side of a building. a police report was done, but it was not mention in the police report. the damage to the building had to be more than a thousand dollars and compensation for the people inside it. it happen at a gas station in buford, georgia. it seems like toyota do not want anyone to know that their gas pedals has been sticking for more years than they own up to. i am leasing my rv4 and have one more year left in my lease. please pray that i can control my gas pedal while i am trying to complete this lease without getting killed. *tr
06/10/2007200001
 This is in regard to the toyota gas pedal recall. i have a 2006 rav4 and did in fact experience an acceleration problem once back in 2007 or 2008. it was very brief and the car recovered quickly. i was only going 35 or 40. i played with the gas pedal and it stopped. it did not happen again, but now am concerned because according to the vin number and year of my car, it actually isn't included in the recall and maybe the recall needs to be expanded. *tr
12/18/2009183051
 We have a 2006 toyota rav 4. on dec.18, my wife, pulled out of a parking lot and the vehicle started accelerating faster than she wanted to go. she pushed on the foot brake but could not slow or stop the vehicle. when she let up on the brake, it sped up more, and even applying the brake as hard as she could, it did not stop. she bumped into the back of another suv and then a little further on jumped the curb and smashed into a concrete filled steel pole which did major damage to the right front. she then managed to turn into a parking lot and got it stopped using the hand brake. my insurance company opted to repair the vehicle. at my request, the body shop took it to the toyota dealer who checked it out mechanically and electrically and, of course, declared all systems within factory specifications in thinking back, my wife can recall other times when the rav 4 seemed to accelerate more than she expected, but she was able to control it. she has been driving over 50 years and is a cautious driver. during this wild ride she conscientiously checked to see that she was pressing on the brake pedal and not the accelerator. the floor mat is secured by little hooks so it cannot slide up under the accelerator or brake pedals. (in the idle position, the accelerator pedal is almost 2 inches above the floor). *tr
01/02/2010140001
 My toyota rav4 (2006 model) seemed to accelerate on its own. a hard slam on the brakes slowed it down, but we almost hit another car. we were driving in the city of chicago. it was a one time event in jan/2010 . *tr
06/12/200615001
 Purchased rav4 in may 2006. noticed soon after that car would surge forward, especially when you want to slow down and let your foot off the brake to coast. i have had it to the dealer numerous times and they can find nothing. it makes for a very rough ride, but even more importantly if concerns me that i will crash into something or somebody. i even took it to the dealer i purchased the car from and left it for a week while i went on vacation. nothing found. *tr
03/03/2009650001
 This is the second complaint i have had on my 2006 rav4 v6 2wd emission system causing my vehicle stability, traction control, and speed control systems to fail. the first event is odi number 10268422. the second event was due to a mile of driving slowly in light snow causing a fuel evaporation filter to break a tube fitting off. water entered the broken tube and failed the fuel evap charcoal canister which in turn failed the vehicle stability, traction control, and speed control systems (odi number 10268424). i see no reason to tie emissions into safety systems such as these unless it is to encourage owners to bring their vehicles in for emissions service. after some wrangling, the dealer agreed to submit it to my extended warranty and it was covered in full. i was told the charcoal cannister would have cost me $700. *tr
03/19/2009660001
 This is the third complaint i have had on my 2006 rav4 v6 2wd emission system causing my vehicle stability, traction control, and speed control systems to fail. the first event is odi number 10268422. the second event was submitted also, but i did not get an email- hopefully is submitted. this third event was due to a mile of driving slowly in light snow causing a fuel evaporation filter to break a tube fitting off (second event). water entered the broken tube and failed the fuel evap charcoal canister which in turn failed the other systems listed in this third event. after some wrangling, the dealer agreed to submit it to my extended warranty and it was covered in full. *tr
02/25/2008400001
 2/25/08 instance #1: i have had three instances of emissions components on my 2006 2wd rav4 v6 being damaged in the 65000 miles i have driven it. the first instance manifested itself when the vehicle stability control, traction control and cruise control systems shut-off and lights in the instrument cluster came on. a damaged charcoal canister was replaced at the dealer under my extended warranty on 2/25/08. (this occurred a second time on 3/19/09 after an evaporation filter was damaged on 3/3/09 after driving a mile in less than an inch of wet snow. each event shut off the vehicle stability control, traction control and cruise control systems and the associated system lights in the instrument cluster came on. the dealer felt the damage was due to my operation of the vehicle and at first denied submitting it to my extended warranty. i insisted the part was defective to fail in these circumstances and they eventually covered all repairs.) *tr
03/17/200817687106/03/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 toyota rav4. on march 17, 2008, while coasting into a parking space with her foot on the brake, the engine revved and the vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed and crashed into another vehicle. there were no warning signs prior to the failure. the vehicle had undergone regularly scheduled maintenance before the crash occurred. the weather was dry on the day of the crash. the vehicle was released back to the contact; however, it had to be taken back to the shop due to riding roughly when placed into overdrive. the dealer stated that the torque converter was locking everytime the transmission was placed into overdrive. a police report was filed. there were no injuries and the contact was not cited. the current mileage is 17,690 and failure mileage was 17,687. updated 5/13/08 *cn the dealer determined there was a problem with the overdirve. updated
03/02/200812125106/05/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 toyota rav4. the vehicle automatically accelerated. the contact had to depress hard on the brakes and/or shift into neutral in order to keep the vehicle from entering into traffic. the failure occurred on march 2, 2008. the failure mileage was 12,125 and current mileage was 12,135. updated 03/25/08. *lj
09/17/2007160002003/20/2006
 Our 2006 toyota rav4 has had issues on several occasions of either hesitating when the gas pedal is pressed or lunging forward when trying to slow down for traffic or a stop light. we have made several complaints to our dealer, but they keep saying nothing is wrong. we feel this car is unsafe/ reliable at this point. *jb
06/17/200713875105/16/2006
 The engine on toyota rav 4 started to race at maximum rpms while i was parking the car. fortunately it was in neutral. i pumped the accelerator but that did no good. i turned the key off and then restarted the car. the problem repeated. i did this several times before engine started to idle normally. i took the car to the dealer,but they could not find anything wrong with it. i' was concerne dthe problem would happen again while driving.*ak
09/01/20065005005/24/2006
 Hesitates to accelerate. it would not go over 20 mph for over 2 miles. i live right off a major highway, and when i try to pull on highway, car does not want to go. i had it to the dealer about 4 times, but they could not get it to go. once they claimed it was the floor mat jamming under the gas pedal. they kept it for a week and found nothing. also, they looked on a website and found no other complaints. i am very unhappy. not sure what to do.*ak
05/20/20075006/30/2006
 I own a 2006 toyota rav4 4cyl, 4wd. i currently have just under 15k miles and i've had an issue with the car hesitating (or the throttle lagging). at times, usually one a week or so, if i push on the gas pedal when i need to speed up, it's as if nothing happens. i have to let the pedal go and push it again to speed up. it usually happens if i'm trying to merge into faster traffic, or at times when i'm taking a slow turn and then go to speed up afterwards. *tr
10/13/2006632425
 The lag and/or sudden surging of the car upon light acceleration is very dangerous. while attempting to moderately accelerate the vehicle paused, then downshift accelerating much faster than conditions permitted. i nearly struck another vehicle because i was unprepared for the car to not function in a controlled manner. *nm
01/26/20079400106/08/2006
 I was driving my 2006 toyota rav4 when i applied the brakes from about 25 mph to stop for traffic at a light. as i applied the brake the engine accelerated and i had to stand hard on the brake to keep from hitting the car in front of me. after a few seconds the engine speed came back to normal. at that time i double checked my foot position on the brake pedal and am confident that i was in no way contacting the accelerator pedal. *jb
12/27/20069400203/14/2006
 Tl* - the contact stated that his 2006 toyota rav4 accelerated while his foot was on the brake. the contact took the vehicle to dealer and the computer was replaced. on 12/27/06 the contact stated he was involved in an accident. while his foot was on the brake and he was stopped at a light, the vehicle lurched forward and struck the vehicle in front of him. the contact heard a loud noise before the incident. the failure mileage on the vehicle was 94000. the contact was able to drive the vehicle. there was damage to the front of the vehicle. the dealer told the contact that the front end damage will need to be repaired before they can diagnose errors in the computer. the contact has a police report and a repair invoice from the first incident. *nm when making turns left or right the consumer indicated that the steering wheel felt hard. the dealer ordered a power steering computer. *nm updated 02/16/07.*jb
05/07/2006604/10/2006
 Tl* - the contact stated the he owns a 2006 toyota rav4. while driving his vehicle at 5 mph and he was tried to come to a stop when the vehicle accelerated. the contact stated that this happened 3 times before he took the vehicle to dealership. the dealership did run a computer diagnostic and found no errors. the contact stated that the vehicle ran fine for a while and on 12/29/06 while driving the vehicle tried to make a turn and to stop when the vehicle accelerated again. he stated that this has happened 4 times that day. the contact stated that the second time the vehicle would not come to a stop and ran into stairs which damaged the guard that protects the bumper. the contact called toyota's regional office in chicago. the contact met an investigator at a dealership to run more diagnostic testing. the contact stated that the investigator found nothing wrong with the vehicle, but is waiting for the official test results. *jb the consumer stated the third time the incident happened, he ran into a deck and caused damage to the vehicle. updated 03/07/07*jb
02/25/200660010002/01/2006
 I purchased a 2006 toyota rav4 limited 4 cyl in january/february of 2006. i noticed a problem in acceleration/hesitation after driving the vehicle for about a week. i have experienced acceleration problems on a daily basis. steady pressure on the accelerator yields no response, or a stutter as though the car is about to stall. when this occurs, the only way to get the car moving is to push the pedal all the way to the floor, at which point the engine races and the car speeds up. this hesitation happens throughout the day. the first time this occurred i was pulling onto a major highway from a side street and was nearly rear-ended because the car simply would not go (until i slammed the pedal to the floor). this is very unsafe for everyday driving. i reported the problem to the toyota dealer who stated that this problem was 'normal' for toyotas and something i needed to get used to. they did checkout the car and said no error codes were generated and they were unable to duplicate the problem. *nm
10/24/20066900205/04/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated when the vehicle was not warmed up, there was little power when accelerating, then the vehicle surged forward extremely fast. the last occurrence happened while driving 30 mph. the vehicle was taken to the service dealer twice for the problem and the manufacturer was notified. updated 12/1/2006 - *nm
09/09/20062000105/26/2006
 2006 toyota rav4 sport - inconsistent throttle, acceleration delay. from a coasting position there is a delay in response when engaging the accelerator, usually followed by a sudden high speed acceleration. at low speeds the accelerator is hypersensitive. impossible to predict sudden high speed responses despite my best efforts to moderate and control pedal pressure. *nm
08/06/2006104/24/2006
 I purchased a 2006 toyota rav4 in april and the vehicle seems to have an issue no one wants to address, we on the forums call it erratic acceleration. the car uses some type of electronic sensors to determine the change in gears when accelerating and it is very erratic. one time it goes smoothly and another it takes off, very dangerous and unstable. toyota won't acknowledge this issue but 90% of the owners will testify to it. toyota needs to come up with a fix before someone is seriously hurt. this happens every time i drive. * nm
08/24/20065002002/23/2006
 My 2006 toytoa rav4 has displayed non responsive throttle on many occasions where you give it gas and it does nothing, then it takes off like a rocket. i have nearly been in accidents because i pull out from a stop and the throttle is unresponsive while traffic is bearing down on me. *jb
08/17/20064000105/06/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 35mph on a city street, the vehicle lurched forward without warning into the right side of another vehicle. the contact stopped the sudden acceleration by turning off the ignition and engaging the emergency park brake. no injuries were sustained. there was moderate damage to each of the vehicles. the police were on the scene and a report was taken. the vehicle was towed to a body shop to await inspection. the manufacturer was alerted.
07/28/2006101/31/2006
 Acceleration stumbles & bogs down when gas pedal is applied. this scenario occurs all the time when after a normal acceleration is performed and a need arises to accelerate occurs. if you depress accelerator immediately upon taking off this does not occur but, it causes you to over correct stumbling by speeding quickly. if you need to accelerate, the engine will not respond to a normal depression of gas pedal. you need to depress it quickly to cause the engine to go into passing gear etc. my auto wise son has suggested that the gas pedal drive by wire sensors could be failing or be bad etc. *nm
04/20/2006200010002/10/2006
 Vehicle speed control: the rav4 has some speed control problems. sometimes, it does not down-shift properly. then, suddenly it down shifts and accelerates extremely. there is no certain way of controlling the shift. it may create hazardous situations especially merging to the traffic. *nm
06/22/2006101/13/2006
 2006 toyota rav4, sport, 4x4. sometimes while pushing down the gas pedal, the car will hesitate for about 1 or 2 seconds before speeding forward. this is usually when at a very slow speed, less than 15 miles/hr. it has been most noticeable making left and right hand turns not from a full stop. the forward acceleration after the hesitation is very extreme, even when i am not pressing the gas pedal heavily. this does not occur all the time and i have not noticed a trend of when it does or does not happen (e.g., weather, temperature of car or air). *nm
06/15/2006113003002/21/2006
 Erratic acceleration which creates hazardous situations. sometimes vehicle continues to accelerate when accelerator pedal is depressed, causing unpredictable behavior which leads to dangerous situations. sometimes vehicle accelerates very rapidly with very little pressure on accelerator pedal, which is hard to control in a stop and go traffic, i almost hit a car in front of me several times. sometimes pressing accelerator pedal has no reaction for 1 to 3 seconds, which makes it difficult to predict vehicle behavior when merging to faster traffic. *jb
06/17/2006212/28/2005
 As i stopped at a traffic light the engine began racing and i almost was forced into the intersection into traffic. i had to push as hard as i could on the brake pedal to prevent an accident. this is the 3rd time that has happened and i am very apprehensive about driving the vehicle. it is a 2006 toyota rav 4 sport.
05/21/20061845104/13/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated after being parked in a parking lot for 2 hours and 15 minutes, the vehicle was started. it was placed in reverse and the accelerator pedal was depressed. while the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle proceeded at an exceptional speed. in an attempt to stop the momentum of the vehicle, the contact placed the vehicle into neutral. during the incident, the vehicle made an extremely loud noise as if the vehicle was traveling at 100 mph. the brakes were used to stop the vehicle. the key was turned to the off position and the vehicle was later driven home. the vehicle is currently at the service dealer for inspection.
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - ACCELERATOR PEDAL
03/09/201036000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 rav4. the contact stated that when he started the vehicle and shifted the vehicle into drive with his foot on the brake pedal, the vehicle accelerated on it's own. the contact applied pressure to the brakes, shifted the vehicle into neutral and shut off the ignition. the contact fears for his safety while driving the vehicle. when the contact purchased the vehicle he noticed that whenever he engaged the accelerator pedal it temporarily became stuck. the failure and current mileages were approximately 36,000.
01/08/200635101/08/2006
 There is a problem in acceleration delay/throttle lag in the 2006 toyota rav4. after taking delivery jan 06 and while driving 12k miles, we have experienced erratic acceleration problems. from complete stops or rolling starts, when turning corners in either direction, on uphill grades, or attempted passing, there is a significant delay in delivering forward speed regardless of how much pressure is put on the foot feed. after the delay, forward speed is delivered suddenly, causing the car to lurch forward and the engine to race. the forward speed lags continuously up hills, depending on the grade. under these conditions, everyday driving is hazardous and i have had many close calls. the toyota dealer dismissed our initial complaints, stating that this problem was 'normal', and we put up with this for too long before insisting the vehicle be checked out. the dealer said no error codes were generated and no tsb's had been issued and that they would have to be able to duplicate the problem in order to fix it, as though we're the only people with this complaint. after some persistence on our part, they gave the impression that they're well aware of a problem, but seem to be stone walling while laying the blame on toyota to issue a fix. this is a very dangerous fault in the new rav4. my online research has now revealed that there are numerous complaints of this same problem on consumer websites such as toyota nation and edmunds. for toyota dealers to pretend this is an isolated, insignificant problem is, at the very least, deceptive and may prove to be criminal, as this acceleration problem could well lead to an accident. toyota must fix this problem asap. *jb
06/29/20062312103/23/2006
 Hesitation problem - '06 rav4 i4 sport model when trying to overtake, when pressing the pedal harder, engine didn't respond right away. *jb
06/17/2006212/28/2005
 As i stopped at a traffic light the engine began racing and i almost was forced into the intersection into traffic. i had to push as hard as i could on the brake pedal to prevent an accident. this is the 3rd time that has happened and i am very apprehensive about driving the vehicle. it is a 2006 toyota rav 4 sport.