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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Toyota RAV4 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #10

Nov 202000

RAV4

  • miles

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

While driving 30-35 mph had a frontal impact with a another vehicle, and driver's/passenger's airbags did not deploy. This did not protect occupants in this crash.

- Sleepy Hollow, NY, USA

problem #9

Aug 272000

RAV4

  • miles
Vehicle went down into an embankment, hit several large wooden poles, and both air bags did not deploy. Dealer/manufacturer were not notified at this time.

- Chester, SC, USA

problem #8

May 032000

RAV4

  • miles
Consumer was turning into a driveway at about 25 mph when and hit a tree on driver's side front. Upon impact, airbags deployed and broke consumer's forearm. Consumer felt that airbags should not have deployed at that speed.

- Hudson, OH, USA

problem #7

Jun 012000

RAV4

  • miles

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

Consumer was traveling about 40mph and hit another vehicle head on. Upon impact, airbags didn't deploy. Automobile repair shop determined that the sensor was scratched. District manager kept making unscheduled visits.

- Carson, MS, USA

problem #6

Sep 161999

RAV4 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle rear ended another vehicle at about 40 mph. The driver / passenger side airbags deployed. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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problem #5

Sep 161999

RAV4 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle rear ended another vehicle at about 40 mph. The driver / passenger side airbags deployed. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Sep 161999

RAV4 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle rear ended another vehicle at about 40 mph. The driver / passenger side airbags deployed. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #3

Jul 141998

RAV4

  • miles
Consumer was driving approximately 50 miles and was impacted by a head-on collision of a 75 Chevrolet nova. The air bag deployed, shredding the steering wheel cover, injuring the driver. The vehicle was totalled during this crash.

- Fountana, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 161998

RAV4

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a head-on collision at about 45 mph and the airbag S did not deploy. The manufacturer will be notified.

- Ostrander, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 161998

RAV4

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a head-on collision at about 45 mph and the airbag S did not deploy. The manufacturer will be notified.

- Ostrander, OH, USA

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