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I bought chrome door handle covers on Ebay and still get the streaking. It's all 4 doors equally and under the mirrors too. As I mentioned, I specifically washed it to get rid of the streaks and they were back within 30 hours when it rained. It's not time, undercoating or hand lotion related. If it happens to painted handles and mirrors too, it must be gasket related. I'm glad I didn't go through the trouble and expense of painting mine.
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1. Better customers service, one that responds to ideas such as "d" below. I contacted Toyota and mentioned that a simple firmware update would solve the problem. They responded with "we will route your input to our engineers," and that was the end of it about a year ago.

2. Agree with others about a 6-speed manual transmission on a normally-aspirated V-6 motor. Also:

a. A single muffler system, but made of a good quality stainless steel all the way through. It can have a dual stainless steel tips, but not two mufflers

b. Leave the back gate or door as it is, but with an opening/closing window

c. Leave the tire the way it is (on the gate). It's a lot easier of one to drop the spare tire than to pull one out of a trunk or from underneath of the vehicle, specially if changing the tire on a few inches of snow or rain

d. Most important: get rid of the stupid pressure tire sensing system that has to be programed at the dealer; or at least update the firmware to allow for the computer to recognize and register the sensors by itself with the aid of the vehicle's owner. For example, in a similar way that the oil-change reminder is reset, or with a combination of ignition key plus the push of a button in a series of steps

e. Aluminum alloy wheels-standard. The ugly steel wheels have to go
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I bought chrome door handle covers on Ebay and still get the streaking. It's all 4 doors equally and under the mirrors too. As I mentioned, I specifically washed it to get rid of the streaks and they were back within 30 hours when it rained. It's not time, undercoating or hand lotion related. If it happens to painted handles and mirrors too, it must be gasket related. I'm glad I didn't go through the trouble and expense of painting mine.
I rechecked and I also have faint streaking on my dark grey color.. it's faint and hard to see and can be wiped off easily with a finger. I didn't notice it till after it rained recently. I think it's the rubbery gaskets leaching off from the the acid rain water. See this other thread on it.

2010 Toyota RAV4 V6 AWD Sport-Sport, Magnetic Grey/Charcoal, Extra Value Pkg, Sport Appearance Pkg, Tow Pkg, BlueLogic hands free
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