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2013 Rav4 comes on after 10 minutes of driving, even when

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2013 Rav4 comes on after 10 minutes of driving, even when the
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: outside temp is 20 degrees F.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Toyota Mechanic should know about your Toyota?
Customer: The Toyota dealer in Bangor, Maine can't figure it out.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 1 year ago.

What exactly is going on with your vehicle? I need as much detail as possible. Do you have the vehicle identification number available?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My wife has the car at the moment. As I said, the Aux Cooling Fan comes on at the dumbest time -
after 110-15 minutes of driving, even at 20 degrees (F). The temp gauge shows "Normal", exactly
what it has always shown.
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 1 year ago.

On the original statement there was no information about the auxiliary cooling fan. When you're standing at the bumper looking down is it the driver-side fan or passenger side fan that's coming on intermittently? If you shut the inside blower off and make sure you're not in any of the defrost modes does the cooling fan still come on or does it remain off at that point?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hmmm.......... Is there any way I can get back to YOU in an hour or two? I'll have
the VIN and other answers. Thanks
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 1 year ago.

Yes just reply back to this post and I will get back to you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
First thing - I had a brain problem - The RAV4 is a 2011 NOT a 2013.
VIN: 2T3DF4DDV4BW091365
Just spoke to my wife, got the VIN, and wouldn't you know it, she's had
no problems with the fan(s). There are two. If she has problems later
today, can I still get in touch with you?
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 1 year ago.

Yes Do the test as I described and let me know if the fans stay off

Expert:  Skyvisions replied 1 year ago.

Can you recheck the VIN it is not a good number