TOYOTA RAV4 Comments and Complaints ID:42 - Vehicle Safety for TOYOTA RAV4

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1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in West Portsmouth, OH
My Daughter has a 1997 Toyota Rav. It is doing the exact same thing.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Auburn, CA
Tl*- the right front wheel bearing has failed since purchasing the vehicle on march 1, 2001.. the first incident occurred at 59,000 miles on june 30, 2001. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and it was repaired at no charge wh...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Chicago, IL
Dt: the contact stated the driver's side seat shifted forward and backwards. also, engine check light appeared. took vehicle to dealer, who replaced gas recirculation valve (egr valve).
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Chicago, IL
Dt: the contact stated the driver's side seat shifted forward and backwards. also, engine check light appeared. took vehicle to dealer, who replaced gas recirculation valve (egr valve).
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Arlington, VA
While driving and approaching a steep hill at 35 mph, and upon going down a hill, vehicle fish tailed out of control. hitting a median strip. consumer had to swerve right, and went into a tail spin out of control. the seat belt either rel...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Arlington, VA
While driving and approaching a steep hill at 35 mph, and upon going down a hill, vehicle fish tailed out of control. hitting a median strip. consumer had to swerve right, and went into a tail spin out of control. the seat belt either rel...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in St Charles, MN
Fifth gear failed, need to replace entire manual transmission.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Minneapolis, MN
Manufacturer recently issued a warranty extention to certain components of the emission system and selectively excluded my component (egr valve) exhaust gas recirculator. i beleive this component should be inlcuded in the list of exhaust...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Milpitas, CA
Prior to a turn, when the left or right blinker is put on, the headlights go off. after about 4 seconds they come back on. then, after the turn, as the blinker automatically cancels, the headlights go out again for about 15 seconds.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Silver Spring, MD
My rav 4 has had a very costly and difficult-to-fix electrical problem the last 3 months. sometimes it starts right up, but it has also had stalling problems and once died completely. three different mechanics have worked on it and nobody h...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Bridgewater, NJ
The subject is "improper circuit design caused self ignited fire to the vehicle because of an electric abnormality within the radiator fan motor" . the time that happened the motor was off and car in park in front of my house. vehicle is a...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Fairbanks, AK
My rav 4 - 57348 miles. it started making a tapping sound in the engine and it has makes a metal on metal vibration upon acceleration and especially when i make a gradual left turn and decelerate. i brought it into the dealer. they say it...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Faibanks, AK
My rav has had 2 engine replacements the first at 16,000 miles and the second at 49,000 miles. the first one happened when it stalled out going through an extremely large puddle of water on the access road and the second for no apparent re...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Kaunakakai, HI
The car was purchased with alloy wheels but the spare tire has steel rims in which the existing lug nuts do not fit so the spare tire can not be used. i think the company should provide a usable spare tire. i contacted them about that ...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Kaunakakai, HI
The car was purchased with alloy wheels but the spare tire has steel rims in which the existing lug nuts do not fit so the spare tire can not be used. i think the company should provide a usable spare tire. i contacted them about that ...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Louiville, KY
While vehicle was at idle and with no warning the vehicle will stall, causing consumer to pull over. dealer will be notified.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Vineland, NJ
Each time you stop and then push on the gas pedal it sticks. you must push harder than usual to get the car to move. but that makes the car lurch forward at a greater speed than you would like. in traffic this is very dangerous. the deal...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Ephrata, PA
The fifth gear failed.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Ephrata, PA
The fifth gear failed.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Olathe, KS
It was raining, not heavy, though. i was going about 65 mph on a major highway and tried to brake because the traffic in front of me was slowing down. the car started losing control and i couldn't brake and stop the car at all. then the ...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Cheboygan, MI
The seat design is very uncomfortable and not supportive to the consumer, the seat back angles back and the headrest angles forward, this offers the consumer no head support.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Hubert Hgts., OH
Steering wheel nut became loose while driving, damaging cable reel assembly which control airbag, causing loss of vehicle control. consumer stated steering wheel nut must have come from manufacturer loose.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Pasadena, TX
While driving down the road coming to a red light consumer took foot off gas pedal, and vehicle started to accelerate, consumer tried to put on brakes and pulled emergency brake, consumer swerved hitting a school bus that was crossing in...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Derry, NH
Problem of stalling and vehicle acceleration ongoing since june..now august and back to dealer again as this is very dangerous in traffic especially with children in vehicle..
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in San Antonio, TX
Upon start up of engine, brakes and steering wheel "locked up" as putting car into gear. turned out engine was stalling out. car also would take off on its own after restarting engine and put into drive. dealer diagnosed it as idle control ...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Milford, MA
This has caused many problems for my toyota truck rav - since my car was never in an accident toyota is claiming this is not under warranty. parts of rav have been rubbing against my a/c which caused both units to fail at separate times,...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Franklin, MA
I cannot fill the gas tank on this vehicle; gas gauge never registers as full. tops off several times, cannot tell when tank is full. dealership tells me it needs new sending unit, which neither they nor toyota will pay for.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Franklin, MA
I cannot fill the gas tank on this vehicle; gas gauge never registers as full. tops off several times, cannot tell when tank is full. dealership tells me it needs new sending unit, which neither they nor toyota will pay for.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Los Angele, CA
Brake system makes grinding noise. yh
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Hialeah, FL
Vehicle experienced no deployment of airbag system during collision which resulted in head, chest and neck injuries. injuries may not have occured if airbag's were not defective.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Lompoc, CA
The idle air control (iac) valve controls the idle speed by metering air around the throttle plate, under control of the engine computer. the iac valve on my vehicle sticks when the engine is cold, requiring me to hold a slight throttle pr...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Belmont, MA
Front brakes malfunctioned, causing extended stopping distance, and the brakes went to metal to metal. cause unknown. please provide further information.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Ellicott City, MD
The car has a stalling problem. i have taken back to the dealership twice for this problem. the car initially just had a starting problem where it will start and stalls immediately. the last time i took it to the dealership they told me i...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in North Brun, NJ
Engine failed causing vehicle not to start.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in North Brun, NJ
Possible engine failure caused the vehicle to crank but not start.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in San Francisco, CA
Door locks: door locks will not lock unless consumer uses the key. sometimes it locks driver in and can't get out. problem still occurs, even after the fourth attempt to fix the manual door latch.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Orland, CA
The boot around the manuel transmission came off jamming movement of the shifter.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Baltimore, MD
Someone hit the driver from behind and veered into next lane where another car hit the driver and the vehicle flipped over, driver's air bag did not deploy,resulting in an injury.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Westminster, CO
Vehicle was involved in two accidents in which there was no deployment of driver's or passenger's side airbags. the final accident was a direct frontal impact at 40 mph in which driver was hurt. cause of problem unknown.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Westminster, CO
Vehicle was involved in two accidents in which there was no deployment of driver's or passenger's side airbags. the final accident was a direct frontal impact at 40 mph in which driver was hurt. cause of problem unknown.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Omaha, NE
Middle/rear seat belt tightens.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Greensboro, NC
Upon being broadsided by another vehicle, the car spun into a traffic island on the passenger's side. sea tbelt failed to retract and driver wa sthrown towards passenger's side. the driver's head struck the post/door frame or roof, result...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Flushing, NY
Vehicle stalls in rainy weather.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Greensboro, NC
Consumer was involved in a side impact collision, traveling about 45 mph. the shoulder belt failed to hold the occupant, forcing the driver's side occupant into the passenger's side seat, also the belt failed to lock up, and the belts be...
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Berkley, CA
While driving vehicle on freeway about 80 mph had attempted to change lanes when vehicle suddenly stalled or died out for no reason in heavy traffic; everything went out.
1997 TOYOTA RAV4 in Everett, MA
Consumer requests assistance in disconnecting passenger airbag due to small child riding in the front seat.
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