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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

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2004 Toyota RAV4 accessories - exterior problems

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2004 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 302012


  • miles


Sun visors keep falling down. Removing them permits too much sun glare & impairs visibility, even with sunglasses. Leaving them all the way fallen down greatly restricts visibility. This is a problem long-addressed by Toyota owners. This occurred in 2012 - present. No responsibility taken by Toyota. Need visors that work properly.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 012009


  • 30,000 miles
The driver's side visor will not stay up which limits visability. I had it changed once under warranty and it happened again recently. Toyota admitted this is a safety issue but will not fix it for free.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012011

RAV4 4-cyl

  • miles
Sun visor won't stay in the up position causing a safety problem by restricting visibility. It also something to hit your forehead on as I did recently during a quick stop. The visor also can't be used correctly for sun since it won't position correctly. It a known defect on my Rav4.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

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