Driver side visor drops down about 30 degrees from the 'up' position.
My driver's side visor had the same problem after only 6 months old.
At that time, I got new visor installed within warranty.
4 years later, out of warranty, now the visor drops again.
It can easily block driver's view and cause accidents.
I googled and found Toyota Highlander '01~ '03 had the same issues.
I can't believe Toyota did not fix the same old design flaws for new 2006 Rav4.
There are some poor mens' fixes on the forum like these;
I was able to repair the visor falling problem. Don't know how long it will last but it's fixable:
Remove the visor from the vehicle.
Carefully remove the shaft from the visor--it's about 4" long.
The shaft appears to be a hollow tube covered with vinyl.
You will probably find a portion of the vinyl worn away near the center of the shaft.
Use 5 minute EPOXY to build that area back up to the level of the vinyl.
After it sets (24 hours or so) carefully file the epoxy level with the vinyl so the shaft will fit back into the visor.
Reinstall the shaft. Reinstall the visor.
If you applied enough epoxy the visor should stay where you want it.
THIS IS THE ULTIMATE FIX, IT REALLY WORKS! I cannot take credit for this,
I found it on some DIY website. FOLLOW the instructions to the letter and you will NEVER have a drooping sunvisor again!
Well, I have had my visors replaced once just before the warranty was up and now they are starting to fall again.
I fixed mine by removing the mirror and lifting the vinyl through the mirror recess near the shaft that supports the visor.
Be careful not to tear the vinyl at the corner of the mirror recess.
You can see a hole in the foam core between the channel for the mirror light wires and the mirror recess.
Get a sharp razor and clean just a little of the foam around the hole so it will accommodate a short screw (self taping).
If you look down the hole you will see sheet metal with a hole. This sheet metal strip clamps the visor pivot shaft.
Make sure you use a short screw large enough to self-thread into the sheet metal hole
but short enough so it will not pierce through the other side of the visor.
I screwed the short screw in the hole and tighten just it enough to hold the visor.
I also kept the small piece of foam I trimmed out of the hole and placed it over the screw head
so the visor will not have a dimple on the vinyl after you put the mirror back in its recess.
Now with the screw in place all you have to do is remove the mirror and lift the vinyl a little
nd use a screwdriver to tighten it when needed.
With everything reassembled you can’t even tell that any repairs were preformed
and it only cost the amount of a short screw.
I will try this method tomorrow
.... portion of the vinyl worn away near the center of the shaft.
Use 5 minute EPOXY to build that area back up to the level of the vinyl.....