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Angry Rear hatch problems

Has anyone had problems with the rear hatch shocks coming loose or popping out from the ends attached to the door.
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Picked up my SOs 2013 LTD on June 22 after the stealer spent two weeks on the PDI replacing one of the shocks as the power liftgate was kaput on arrival from the factory. Pray that you don't need parts.
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Interesting . One of my electric lifting struts/shocks ball joints popped out yesterday but at the end attached to the car. This resulted in scratching to the paint work at the door as the end of the strut became wedged. Had to call my motoring organisation who managed to free the strut by unbolting one of the door hinges with the help of two of us to hold the door up. Wonder if its a design fault. Off to the dealers tomorrow to discuss replacement strut. /shock and getting scratches sprayed
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Interesting . One of my electric lifting struts/shocks ball joints popped out yesterday but at the end attached to the car.
The electric motors inside the struts are simple in design, but very complicated in operation. Replacing them requires a lot of set-up and initialization using Techstream and the dealer's laptop. It is NOT a DIY job, as simple as it may seem. If you ever remove the battery, the rear electric hatch must again be reinitialized using the instructions in the owner's manual. That's one of the reasons I changed my mind and cancelled getting a LTD and going with an XLE.

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This was a "get me home repair" by the motoring organisation as the hatch was stuck 3/4 up 50 miles from home.
Will be taking the car back to the dealer as clearly this should not happen to a 3 week old car which has travelled 500mls.
In the UK there is no option to get a RAV with 4x4 with out a powered tail gate. I would happily live with out the power gate .

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Anyone missing the old rear door yet?

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Anyone missing the old rear door yet?

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Not in the least. For me the manual swing-up rear liftgate is the way to go.

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Anyone missing the old rear door yet?

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The 4.4 is my first Rav and I wouldn't have bought it if it still had the side swinging door (and I'm in a country where the direction of the door makes sense).
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I made myself a promise when I unloaded my 97 Rav4 in 2003 (only owned it for 2 years) that I would wait until that side swinging door was gone before I bought another. Just in time for my Matrix's retirement, Toyota answered my prayers and created the 2013 Rav4

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The electric motors inside the struts are simple in design, but very complicated in operation. Replacing them requires a lot of set-up and initialization using Techstream and the dealer's laptop. It is NOT a DIY job, as simple as it may seem. If you ever remove the battery, the rear electric hatch must again be reinitialized using the instructions in the owner's manual. That's one of the reasons I changed my mind and cancelled getting a LTD and going with an XLE.
Unfortunately, the SO wanted the LTD and the power liftgate. But two weeks for a power strut is not acceptable as you cannot use the liftgate when they are not working (according to the stealer).
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