RAV’S rogue revs

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Ask Smithy -

out? I’m now loath to let my wife drive the car and am very ap­pre­hen­sive in traf­fic.

Colin Smith, email Toy­ota re­called the RAV4 twice in the US for ‘‘un­in­tended ac­cel­er­a­tion’’ prob­lems, which sounds un­can­nily like your prob­lem. The first, Toy­ota claimed, was be­cause the car­pet could move for­ward and over the ac­cel­er­a­tor, the sec­ond was be­cause the ac­cel­er­a­tor pedal could ‘‘stick’’. There was also some sus­pi­cion of a fly-by-wire throt­tle prob­lem, but noth­ing has been found on that front. I urge you to re­port the prob­lem to Toy­ota di­rectly and ask that they in­spect your car.

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