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Alright I am coming up on 1 month since I bought my 2016 RAV AWD. It has 900 miles on it. When I have my windows down and push on the brake I hear like a somewhat grinding noise. I don't know if it's just me or what. I tried to have my girlfriend listen but says she can't hear it. What should I look for or should I take it to the dealer?
 

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When your RAV sits overnight, it develops a film of rust on the rotors. The first couple of times you brake, you will hear a grinding noise as the rust is scraped away. This is perfectly normal. If there is always a grinding noise when you brake, THEN you have a problem.
 

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The 16 Rav4 I had as a loaner for a day sounded terrible when braking. It did seem to quiet down after a few hard stops but was pretty rough sounding. My 13 doesnt do that.
 

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The 16 Rav4 I had as a loaner for a day sounded terrible when braking. It did seem to quiet down after a few hard stops but was pretty rough sounding. My 13 doesnt do that.
That loaner may have sat for days building up rust on the rotors.
 

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The 16 Rav4 I had as a loaner for a day sounded terrible when braking. It did seem to quiet down after a few hard stops but was pretty rough sounding. My 13 doesnt do that.
That loaner may have sat for days building up rust on the rotors.
What JuneBug said! :+1:
 

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Well tried to simulate it after work and I think I am just paranoid as this is my first brand new car. I am still trying to figure out the different noises and what not to get used to like the whistling transmission and sorts like that. This is a whole different ball game than the v8 pickup I was in haha.

Thanks for the help guys.
 
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