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Strange Vibration Sound from Rear

I sometimes hear a loud vibration sound from the rear of my 2007 Rav4. It only happens on city roads, no highway. It will only last for a few seconds. I believe it occurs when I am driving over a part of the road that has a few bumps. It sounds very loud and resonates the entire vehicle. Any idea on what causes this? Could it be the rear wheel cover?
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Have you read this thread? Toyota recalling 760,000 RAV4's due to crash risk If not, check it out. It could be the source of your problem.
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Very touigh if not impossible to advice on road nosies in this environment, get it on a lift and look for loose exhaust or suspension components.
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I sometimes hear a loud vibration sound from the rear of my 2007 Rav4. It only happens on city roads, no highway. It will only last for a few seconds. I believe it occurs when I am driving over a part of the road that has a few bumps. It sounds very loud and resonates the entire vehicle. Any idea on what causes this? Could it be the rear wheel cover?
I had the similar issue on my 2007 RAV4 as well and it turns out to be car jack not sitting correctly was loose. I wrapped the jack with an old towel and placed it back securely in its compartment and that fixed the vibration sound.

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I had the rear suspension bar recall issue fixed this past weekend. I will have to try the car jack. The noise is almost like a loud buzzing. Thanks all.
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