Hello everyone. I recently got the 2016 Limited hybrid model and this is my 1st RAV 4. I'm hoping to get the opinions of owners/experts (other than my dealer's opinion) who currently have experience with the same model and any previous RAV 4 models for comparison.
- Does the suspension of 2016 model seem harsh, especially when on uneven roads? I previously owned a 2010 Acura RDX which I deemed to be sportier but this actually handles bumps on the roads better. I often brace myself when hitting a NJ pothole because the shocks seem non-existent (although it's unbelievably smooth on flat surfaces). Is this due to the wheel/tire package (mine came with the 18" Yokohamas)?
- Who installs freeze plugs? I noticed these in my glove box 4 months later when I brought the car in for service. The dealer claims that "someone" (apparently not them) should've installed these prior. The dealer also claimed that not having these installed didn't damage the car. Any thoughts?
- The traction control light goes off when I hit large bumps. Is this normal? When I asked the dealer to look into to it during my weekend appointment, the service tech said they don't do diagnostics on the weekend and will have to schedule something during the week. Is that normal dealer experience too?