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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Toyota RAV4 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 292004


  • miles


2004 Toyota Rav4. Consumer states vehicles lurches forward the consumer stated within the first three months of driving the vehicle, he noticed when he would brake, such as approaching a stop sign, the vehicle would lurch forward. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, but they were unable to find a problem. The consumer took the vehicle back to the dealer again and T\hey found the ABS actuator was not pumping properly. The consumer has since traded the vehicle.

- Long Valley, NJ, USA

problem #1

Nov 012005

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
: the contact stated the oil was completely depleted in the vehicle before it reached 12000 miles. On a dry road, the vehicle's stopping distance was greatly extended, and greater force than usual had to be applied to stop the vehicle. It was taken to the dealer who suggested calling NHTSA.

- Yabucoa, PR, USA

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