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1998 Toyota RAV4 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 172005

RAV4 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Contact states while driving up a narrow mountain pass the car started to feel unstable. The vehicle felt as though it was hydro planning even though the pavement was dry. After the consumer pulled over she noticed that rear passenger tire looked as though the entire sidewall separated from the tread. The certified mechanic for aaa stated the tire was defective.

- Manitou Springs, CO, USA

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