2009 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Review: Spongy brakes

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Spongy brakes
By Joe Dallas on


2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


I have been driving it for 5 months now. It is reliable so far. The I4 has enough power to get into hwy and passes. The folding backseat flat the trunk and accept large stuff. It average local 23 and highway 26 MPG. One thing that alerts me is it has spongy brake and can be very low when press it (about 1" from the floor). It takes too long to actually feel brake taking effect. A large foot may actually touch the gas padel unintentionally. It brakes fine though. Checked with the dealer service and was told "this is by design and it is normal." Thinking about the gas padel recall and then adding this spongy brake, the feeling is not very comforting. Generally it is a good car.

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The back seat head rest is not comfortable. The sheetmetal is so thin that you push a dent by your thumb.
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