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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Toyota RAV4 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 232001

RAV4 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Engine light came 0N. Consumer applied brakes, and vehicle went forward and jumped curb. Consumer's vehicle hit another vehicle, and light went off. Next day, dealer checked system's computer and a sensor kicked up the idler. Sensor will have to be replaced. Consumer was unaware of the cause, and if it was an intermittent problem.

- Hurley, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 202001

(reported on)

RAV4

  • miles
When applying brakes pedal goes to floor, causing extended stopping distance. Also, vehicle continues to accelerate after brakes are applied.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 011998

RAV4

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Replaced brakes 4 times since purchase, pads twice a year, replaced rotors twice. Brakes are always sqeaking. Curently, struts are leaking.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 052000

(reported on)

RAV4

  • miles
While passing a truck brakes locked up. Dealer was contacted.

- Covington, PA, USA

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