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The point is we should make Toyota to do something about this. We should NOT fix it our self. The dealership told me that if I modify something myself, it could make the mirror malfunction and void the warranty. The bottom line is: this is a manufacture defect and we have the warranty, Toyota should fix it for free!
I have the 2020 Limited and contacted my dealership, got my vehicle served & they told me its "normal" and part of the style. They showed me the same, brand new car at the dealership and it vibrated and they said it's normal. I contacted HQ and they said they would contact the dealership. They got back to me today and said that their specialists say this is normal and part of the 2020 RAV 4s. I've been reading about so many comments and posts regarding this for the past year. So why haven't they done anything?... this is ridiculous...
 

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I have had this issue for the 10 months I have owned my Rav4. My passenger mirror has a vibration that to me seems acceptable but the driver side is completely not. I think there is a design flaw where the mirror attaches to the arm. I rolled down the window while driving the put pressure on the mirror frame (pushing it away from the door) and this pressure reduced the vibration by 90%. So in my opinion it's not attached to the arm with enough tightness on my vehicle. I hate Toyota for accepting this as okay. I like my Rav4 but I cannot stand this issue. I am waiting for the day I can dump it and get something else.
 

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Hi all, I have been tracking this issue for months now. I bought a 2020 Rav4 TRD Off Road, fully loaded, in January of 2020. My Rav4 has excessive mirror vibration/shake/rattle anytime I drive over the smallest bumps (the tar lines in the road, lane markers, small cracks, etc. etc) an when driving at speed if there is buffeting by the wind. Both the driver and passenger side mirror produce the same level of vibration/shake/rattle. I drive the car on a daily basis and find the vibration/shake/rattle so incredibly distracting that I cannot focus on driving, let alone "enjoy the driving experience".

I have taken in the car once to have the dealer look at it, and I got the whole "it is normal/like model comparison" explanation and no offer to help fix the issue.

Since then I have completely dismantled the driver’s side door and mirror (and will be posting pictures of the whole thing in the near future). Unfortunately, everything that I have done has not helped, despite some other users stating that they had loose screws and tightening screws and nuts resolved the issue, it has not helped in my vehicle.

My initial analysis is that the mirror assembly and the mounting in the door are just a poor design that are not rigid enough.

Has anyone had any further progress on getting the issue resolved?
 

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My 2020 TRD has driver side mirror shake, not too bad but more than passenger side.
Do you have any video of the "shake"? I am going to try an get some of mine in the next couple days.
 

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Did some highway driving and mine is good. I noticed the mirror shaking when I was driving on an unpaved road in a park. I think I should reduce tire pressure on that road, which may minimize the mirror shaking
 

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See the video at 1:20. Now you know why the mirror is shaking and most likely can't be fixed. Toyota needs to step it up.
As some had previously suspected, the mirror shaking issue is with the RAV4 door's sheet metal not being stiff enough to prevent vibration of the entire mirror housing. However, it seems there should be a doable engineering fix by adding a stiffening plate or bracket of some sort inside the door sheet metal, at the point of mirror attachment. But that would involve costs for Toyota related to re-design, etc.

In comparison to CR-V, the door-mounted mirror on RAV4 does provide improved overall visibility, which is the reason Toyota made the change from previous generation of RAV4. In reference to the rear doors not opening to 90-deg for easier access, the door handle must be reachable from seated position to be able to close the door easily, so doors that open too wide have their drawbacks as well. As for the rear cargo area height, having a lower floor level makes the CR-V look and feel more like a minivan. And speaking of the anti-pinch feature of the automatic rear-hatch doors, reversing the door could actually be more risky because the door will reverse suddenly and the person needs to make sure they get out the way, thus stopping the door movement might actually be safer. So there are always pros and cons related to design compromises in either the RAV4 (newer design) or CR-V (older design).
 

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I just purchased a new RAV4 (2020 Hybrid limited), and yes the side mirror vibrates badly; and the driver’s side mirror generates rattling noise whenever I was closing the door, driving on the high way, and driving on local roads that are just a little bumpy. I have brought the RAV4 to my dealership’s service department. They told me that there is no problem. However they did agree that there is a vibration noise from the driver-side-mirror. So they implied this is common for the latest RAV4 model (2019/2020), but Toyota has not issued any tech-advice about this; therefore it is considered as “normal”, and they could not do anything about it. Does anyone has new info about this?
If Toyota is going to consider vibrating mirrors as 'normal', I'm buying elsewhere. I'm so glad I found this forum and I'm learning about the mirror issues, the dead battery issues and the 8 speed transmission issues before making my purchasing decision. Toyota is "choosing" to do nothing about it. It's as simple as that. If the issues are "common", it's obviously a design or assembly flaw. If these issues are so "common", I would argue it should make it easier to figure out a solution, then issue a service bulletin and make the customer happy. If I buy a spanking new vehicle and have to have it towed back to the dealer more than once for a dead battery in the first few months of ownership and hear the service dude tell me it's "common", or they "can't find anything", it's not likely to be a 'happy ending'. Aren't side view mirrors mandatory? If the mirrors bounce around and vibrate so bad that they are rendered useless while driving, maybe the NHTSA should step in, or do they only react after the bodies begin to pile up?
Please, tell us where this "common" dealership is located so they can be avoided.
Sorry about the long winded rant, but these dealers/automakers that play dumb and just don't care really annoy me. It's sad that useless car dealers are becoming the new "normal".
 
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