Steering half shaft caused loud clunking noise, which could be felt in steering wheel when turning at slow speed. This was covered in a Technical Service Bulletin.
One day when I started the car the P/S light came on and the power steering seemed stiffer than norman. Turning the car off & restarting it right away did not stop the problem. After the car was off & restarted later it was OK.
Passerger window clunks
Front Struts needed replacing at 36000 miles. Dealer paid for parts, I paid labor -- it was 200 miles out of warrantee.
Rear tie-rod broke. Replaced parts after parts bent when the tie rod broke while driving. Parts repaired were:
arm assembly, 48710-0R010 RR Suspension
Arm assembly, trailing (48780-42010)
Arm assembly, upper control (48790-42020)
Clunking sound when turning the steering wheel at low speeds.
Clunk when turning the steering wheel is back. Could not replicate with the Service Manager in the car, will return in a month to attempt to duplicate the issue again.
Returned to the shop again to demonstrate noise issue. The Shop Foreman and I rode around for 15 minutes in an attempt to duplicate the sound, but could not.
Clunking sounds when turning the steering wheel. Steering shaft and powersteering rack were replaced with updated parts.
One rear sway bar end link was broken, and the bushing on the second was in poor condition. I replaced both with Moog replacement end-links.
Steering was making a knocking or popping sound in a hard turn, like when pulling out of a parking space. There is a service bulletin on the issue.
Popping sound was fixed. Apparently there was a service notice out on the problem.
162 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2006 Toyota RAV4. 34 of these members
(21%) have reported suspension repairs for their car.
A total of 55 suspension repairs to 2006 Toyota RAV4s--an average of 0.3 per
vehicle--have been reported.