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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,900 miles

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2004 Toyota RAV4 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 232004

RAV4 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,900 miles


New 2004 Rav4 suffers cowl rattle when temperature is below 25F and the cowl area is dry. This seems to be a new problem for the 2004 Rav4 for the dealer has no clue how to fix it. Please investigate.

- Cranbury, NJ, USA

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