Originally Posted by dandel
My 2011 developed a similar (per your description) noise earlier this summer. My mechanic identified it as a loose baffle inside the muffler. Took it to the Toyota dealer (still under warranty) 4 times before they finally admitted that was the noise. So after 4 visits, they finally changed the muffler...............noise gone.
Oh wow, so you know exactly what I am talking about then.. thank goodness finally another owner that has/had a smiliar experience.
Somewhat concerned given that mine is a 2008, but is under the "extended" warranty. Why did it take so many trips for them to realize/agree the cause of the sound? Oh wait nevermind.. it was the dealership
. In between these visits what did they claim was the source of the sound (did they ever admit to hearing it)? Would like to know so i can steer the dealer away from these coming up as reasons for my rav4. I hope its a loose baffle with my rav4. Thanks.