Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
What Owners Say
"When you slow down and then step on the gas nothing happens for a second or two. The trans will hunt for a gear to select and then find it and you take off with a jerk when this happens. Also when you step on the gas a little too much it down shifts and the engine makes too much noise. This is a new transmission for the RAV4, it is a 9 speed trans and I think it has some problems that Toyota needs to find a fix for it."Wayne P., AZ (2019 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"When slowing to approximately 10 mph or less the vehicle is very slow to down shift so the vehicle lurches and hesitates before being able to accelerate. This happens most often on making turns and when driving in heavy traffic."Anonymous, TX (2019 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"At low speed, almost stopped it has trouble deciding on what gear to go into, 1st or 2nd and clunks into one or the other with a rough shift."Anonymous, ON (2019 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"The 8-speed transmission shifts up very abruptly at lower speeds. and shifts down very abruptly. The jerking of the vehicle due to rough shifting is so bad that driving in traffic causes nausea. It is undrivable, we are returning it to the dealer."Alex M., FL (2019 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"Taking off from a stop the car will shift many times. A lot of noise."Anonymous, MD (2019 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
"there is a definite hesitation when turning into traffic. iris very problematic."Anonymous, CA (2019 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)