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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Toyota RAV4 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 182014

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


During slow turns such as through intersections there is a knocking in the steering wheel. This has been present since I purchased the car in 2008 and has been getting slowly worse. Dhl Toyota in wappingers falls, NY has told me that this is a safety issue and the steering can go at any time. There are 2 Toyota technical service bulletins dating from 2008 on how to fix this problem: T-sb-0308-08 and T-sb-0318-08. I was told Toyota will not pay for it and the fix is $2800. Since Toyota told me this is a safety issue, then there should be a safety recall and Toyota should fix it at their expense.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

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