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2011 Toyota RAV4 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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08/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10111336
TSB ID: T-TT-0321-15

Tt: customer complaint of mil (:check engine light) on condition. health check retrieves dtc p2118 (throttle actuator motor current range/performance).
08/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10111207
TSB ID: T-TT-0262-13 Rev

Tt: starting with 2010 model year, toyota began a gradual transition to the use of synthetic 0w-20 viscosity engine oil. there are multiple benefits of this oil. due to the them improved performance and durability of 0w-20 synthetic oil, to
08/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10111400
TSB ID: T-TT-0262-13 Rev

Tt: starting with 2010 model year, toyota began a gradual transition to the use of synthetic 0w-20 viscosity engine oil. there are multiple benefits of this oil. due to the them improved performance and durability of 0w-20 synthetic oil, to
08/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10111246
TSB ID: T-TT-0321-15

Tt: customer complaint of mil (:check engine light) on condition. health check retrieves dtc p2118 (throttle actuator motor current range/performance).
08/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10109517
TSB ID: ER9_Remail_Deale

Dealer letter: toyota will be sending safety recall follow-up notices to remind owners whose vehicles have not yet had campaign repairs completed. please note the following information for regional and pd associates.
08/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10109513
TSB ID: ER9_Remail_Regio

Region letter: toyota will be sending safety recall follow-up notices to remind owners whose vehicles have not yet had campaign repairs completed.
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03/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10096036
TSB ID: T-SB-0012-13 REV

Tsb: flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures described in individual service bulletins. this bul
04/11/16 NHTSA ID: 10062035
TSB ID: T-TT-0223-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 NHTSA ID: 10061557
TSB ID: T-SB-0041-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/31/16 NHTSA ID: 10060729
TSB ID: T-SB-0042-14

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/04/14 NHTSA ID: 10054846
TSB ID: TSB-0041-13

Toyota: on certain vehicles, a knock or rattle noise, coming from engine compartment, is heard during a cold soak startup, and the condition lasts approximately one second. model years 2009-2012 camry, highlander, sienna, venza, rav4.
02/28/14 NHTSA ID: 10054813
TSB ID: TSB-0187-13

Toyota: there is a clunking noise heard coming from rear of vehicle and one or both rear stabilizer links are damaged. model 2006-2012 rav4.
12/06/13 NHTSA ID: 10053959
TSB ID: TSB-004-13-A

Toyota: there is a knocking or rattling noise coming from engine compartment, for a short period of time, after a cold soak startup. model 2010-2012 camry, 2009-2013 highlander, venza, 2009-2012 rav4, 2011-2013 sienna.
10/03/12 NHTSA ID: 10046300
TSB ID: TSB-0157-12

Toyota: procedural information provided for rear tie rod adjustment to assure proper sequence of tightening and use whenever performing toe adjustment during wheel alignment. models 2006-11 rav4.
08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109492
TSB ID: T-SB-0134-14

Tsb: the purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid mil "on" shifting issues and/or transmission damage. use the information in this bulletin when insta
08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109408
TSB ID: T-SB-0260-08 Rev

Tsb: the purpose of this bulletin is to assist in the identification and location of serial numbers on 2006 -2014 model year remanufactured automatic transmissions.
08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109403
TSB ID: T-SB-0006-11 Rev

Tsb: world standard (ws) automatic transmission fluid (atf) was introduced to reduce maintenance costs and increase the mileage between scheduled maintenance checks. here are some important tips when working with atf-ws in toyota vehicles r
08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109493
TSB ID: T-SB-0200-08 Rev

Tsb: the purpose of this bulletin is to assist in the identification and location of serial numbers on 2006 - 2014 model year automatic transmissions.
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08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109404
TSB ID: T-SB-0014-11 Rev

Tsb: the purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. incorrect torque converter bolts or missing w
04/05/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10096909
TSB ID: T-SB-0047-16

Tsb: the breather plug should be replaced during any differential/transfer case repairs to prevent possible repeat failures. the subsequent use of the original breather plug after a repair has been found to contribute to the failure of the
03/03/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10093766
TSB ID: POL15-04

Wpb: in certain 2006 to 2012 model year rav4 4wd vehicles, toyota has received some reports where the vehicle may exhibit a growl type noise from the rear differential coupling when driving as a result of contamination to the front bearing.
03/03/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10093722
TSB ID: ZF4_DEALERD 12/3

Dd: in our continuing efforts to help ensure the best in customer satisfaction, toyota is announcing a warranty enhancement program to extend the warranty coverage for rear differential coupling growl noise on 2006-2012 model year rav4 4w
03/03/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10093717
TSB ID: ZF4_DEALER 12/3

Dl: in our continuing efforts to help ensure the best in customer satisfaction, toyota is announcing a warranty enhancement program to extend the warranty coverage for rear differential coupling growl noise on 2006-2012 model year rav4 4wd
02/23/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10092682
TSB ID: T-SB-0080-13 REV

Tsb: some 2006 - 2012 model year 4wd rav4 vehicles may exhibit a growl type noise from the rear differential coupling when driving as a result of contamination to the front bearing. follow the procedure in this bulletin to address this co
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08/26/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10052631
TSB ID: TSB-0080-13

Toyota: the rear differential coupling, when driving some vehicles, may exhibit a growl noise, due to contamination to front bearing. model 2006-2012 rav4 (42wd).
06/07/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10037889
TSB ID: SB-0001-11

Toyota: 2009-2011 rav4. there may be a rattle noise from the transaxle when driving around 30mph.
08/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10116435
TSB ID: SET-TSB-16-001

Revised document- southeast toyota accessory advent navigation system displays splash screen only or randomly shuts off, discusses audio system hard reset procedure and updated software card. updated contact information for radio software
08/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10116442
TSB ID: SET-TSB-16-001

Southeast toyota accessory advent navigation system displays splash screen only or randomly shuts off, discusses audio system hard reset procedure and updated software card.
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111416
TSB ID: T-SB-0043-14 Rev

Tsb: the immobilizer and smart key reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased. follow the procedures in this bulletin to
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111230
TSB ID: T-TT-0268-13 Rev

Tt: some customers may encounter bluetooth® connectivity concerns such as: * difficulty to pair the phone. * intermittent bluetooth® failure to connect to the vehicle when first turning on the vehicle. * various bluetooth® audio function
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08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111229
TSB ID: TT-0307-14 Rev2

Tt: some customers may encounter various bluetooth connectivity concerns after upgrading to ios 8.0 and later. conditions typically experienced include inability to pair the iphone to the system, poor sound quality during phone calls placed
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111126
TSB ID: T-SB-0043-14 Rev

Tsb: the immobilizer and smart key reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased. follow the procedures in this bulletin to
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111389
TSB ID: T-SB-0142-13 Rev

Tsb: some 2004 - 2015 model year toyota vehicles may exhibit odors naturally occurring from the hvac system and/or related environmental factors. although there is no way to eliminate these odors, follow the general procedure in this bullet
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111214
TSB ID: T-TT-0337-15

Tt: when updating either the navigation or radio firmware, verify the vehicle applicability before beginning the update.
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111562
TSB ID: T-SB-0083-13 Rev

Tsb: the procedure in this bulletin is a general guideline on how to properly diagnose the air conditioning system after a component failure. refer to the applicable repair manual for vehicle specific repair procedures and parts.
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111405
TSB ID: T-TT-0234-13 Rev

Tt: since my 2011, several different update or upgrade usb ssts have been issued for toyota audio and navigation systems. refer to the chart below for a comprehensive list of all current and previously issued usb ssts and their applicabilit
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08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111365
TSB ID: TT-0307-14 Rev2

Tt: some customers may encounter various bluetooth connectivity concerns after upgrading to ios 8.0 and later. conditions typically experienced include inability to pair the iphone to the system, poor sound quality during phone calls placed
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111338
TSB ID: T-TT-307-14 Rev1

Tt: customers complain of various bluetooth connectivity concerns after upgrading to ios 8.0 and later. conditions typically experienced include inability to pair the iphone to the system, poor sound quality during phone calls placed throug
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111407
TSB ID: T-TT-0337-15

Tt: when updating either the navigation or radio firmware, verify the vehicle applicability before beginning the update.
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111366
TSB ID: T-TT-0268-13 Rev

Tt: some customers may encounter bluetooth® connectivity concerns such as: * difficulty to pair the phone. * intermittent bluetooth® failure to connect to the vehicle when first turning on the vehicle. * various bluetooth® audio function
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111197
TSB ID: T-SB-0101-11 Rev

Tsb: when servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111196
TSB ID: T-SB-0142-13 Rev

Tsb: some 2004 - 2015 model year toyota vehicles may exhibit odors naturally occurring from the hvac system and/or related environmental factors. although there is no way to eliminate these odors, follow the general procedure in this bullet
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08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111179
TSB ID: T-SB-0083-13 Rev

Tsb: the procedure in this bulletin is a general guideline on how to properly diagnose the air conditioning system after a component failure. refer to the applicable repair manual for vehicle specific repair procedures and parts.
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111212
TSB ID: T-TT-0234-13 Rev

Tt: since my 2011, several different update or upgrade usb ssts have been issued for toyota audio and navigation systems. refer to the chart below for a comprehensive list of all current and previously issued usb ssts and their applicabilit
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111248
TSB ID: T-TT-307-14 Rev1

Tt: customers complain of various bluetooth connectivity concerns after upgrading to ios 8.0 and later. conditions typically experienced include inability to pair the iphone to the system, poor sound quality during phone calls placed throug
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111390
TSB ID: T-SB-0101-11 Rev

Tsb: when servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111643
TSB ID: T-TT-0414-16

Tt: some customers may encounter bluetooth® connectivity concerns such as: *difficulty to pair the phone. *intermittent bluetooth® failure to connect to the vehicle when first turning on the vehicle. *various bluetooth® audio functions a
08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109587
TSB ID: T-TT-0234-13

Tech tip: since my 2011, several different update or upgrade usb ssts have been issued for toyota audio and navigation systems.
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08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109463
TSB ID: T-TT-0307-14

Tech tip: customer complains of carious bluetooth connectivity concerns after upgrading to ios 8.0 and later. conditions typically experienced include inability to pair the iphone to the system, poor sound quality during phone calls placed
03/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10096550
TSB ID: T-TT-0360-15

Tt: customers may experience connectivity issues when the following conditions are met: the customer's iphone is operating on ios9 firmware. the customer's iphone is connected to the vehicle via bluetooth. the customer may complain of the f
04/11/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10061589
TSB ID: T-SB-0083-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10062057
TSB ID: T-TT-0250-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10062013
TSB ID: T-TT-0051-10

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10062038
TSB ID: T-TT-0226-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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04/11/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10062044
TSB ID: T-TT-0234-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10062070
TSB ID: T-TT-0268-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
08/21/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10045140
TSB ID: TSB-0087-12

Toyota: accelerator pedal sensor assembly information regarding the inspection, removal, and installation, if lubrication or oil, is applied.
05/16/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10044156
TSB ID: T-SB-0055-12

Toyota: charging system inoperative. some engines may exhibit insufficient charging performance from the alternator. an updated pulley assembly is available to address this condition. *js
08/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10111357
TSB ID: T-SB-0040-08

Tsb: on some vehicles, when rapgard is removed, the paint may have a stained appearance. these stains appear to be under the clear coat (repainting this area is not necessary). the stain patterns are usually under wrinkles in the rapgard. t
08/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10111221
TSB ID: T-SB-0040-08

Tsb: on some vehicles, when rapgard is removed, the paint may have a stained appearance. these stains appear to be under the clear coat (repainting this area is not necessary). the stain patterns are usually under wrinkles in the rapgard. t
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08/01/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109394
TSB ID: ER11_Re-Notifica

Region letter: toyota will be sending safety recall follow-up notices to remind owners whose vehicles have not yet had campaign repairs completed. please note the following information for regional and pd associates.
08/01/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109401
TSB ID: T-SB-0381-09 Rev

Tsb: the only acceptable towing method for vehicles equipped with an active torque control 4wd system is to have all four wheels off the ground. flat towing or towing where only the front or rear wheels are supported may damage the all-whee
08/01/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109397
TSB ID: ER11_Re-Notifica

Region letter: safety recall completion is important not only in satisfying government requirements but also is an integral part of our commitment to meet customer expectations of toyota products. toyota will be sending safety recall follow
04/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097052
TSB ID: T-TT-0268-13 REV

Tt: some customers may encounter bluetooth connectivity concerns such as: ¿ difficulty pairing the phone. ¿ intermittent bluetooth failure to connect when first turning on the vehicle. ¿ various bluetooth audio functions are no lo
04/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10096862
TSB ID: T-SB-0044-16

Tsb: on some vehicles, when rapgard¿ is removed, the paint may have a stained appearance. these stains appear to be under the clear coat (repainting this area is not necessary). the stain patterns are usually under wrinkles in the rapgard¿
03/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10096097
TSB ID: T-TT-0381-16

Tech tip: some customers may experience difficulty programming homelink.
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04/11/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10062016
TSB ID: T-TT-0124-11

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10062009
TSB ID: T-TT-0005-10

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10062066
TSB ID: T-TT-0262-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10062053
TSB ID: T-TT-0246-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10062010
TSB ID: T-TT-0005-10

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10062011
TSB ID: T-TT-0005-10

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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04/11/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10061649
TSB ID: T-SB-0187-12

Summary to be provided on a future date.
09/25/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053023
TSB ID: TSR-13V383

Toyota/lexus: information regarding dealer re-notification, on certain vehicles, of remedy instructions (dvd) via separate cover. models 2006-2011 rav4, 2010 hs250th.
12/16/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10042555
TSB ID: TSB-0122-11

Toyota: information provided for replacing the seat covers for vehicles equipped with side airbags.
04/25/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10036967
TSB ID: TSB-0086-10 REV1

Toyota: floor mat installation during pds. vehicles equipped with driver's side floor mat retaining clips to secure the floor mat in correct position.

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Toyota RAV4 TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.