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1.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,000 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 #1

Apr 102011

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles

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

The brakes failed to work twice and the vehicle lurched forward instead into drive. This was at low speed when attempting to come to a complete stop at a red light. When the first braking attempt failed, the brake was pumped a second time and it failed to stop and accelerated instead. Firm pressure was applied to the brake pedal a third time and this did prompt the vehicle to stop but it was close to rear-ending another car already stopped at the light.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

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