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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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Toyota RAV4 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 011998

RAV4

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Brakes failed.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 011999

(reported on)

RAV4

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes squeak.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 091998

RAV4 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently the braking system malfunctioned, causing the brake pedal to be "hard" and extended stopping distance. The vehicle slid, almost resulting in an accident. Cause unknown. Dealer cannot determine problem. Toyota decided to take vehicle back and give consumer a new one.

- Fleetwood, PA, USA

problem #1

May 011998

RAV4

  • miles
Braking system is defective, and on wet pavement at 20mph the brakes lock up. Dealer and insurance company contacted. After repair work had been done, problem still exists. Extended stopping distance occurs when brakes are applied.

- Bronx, NY, USA

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