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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
188,897 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. squib part needs to be replaced (1 reports)
2004 Toyota RAV4 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 092015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 188,897 miles


AAAHH! After having experienced a car accident in another vehicle, safety in my vehicle is now my utmost priority. I love my Rav4 & definitely fell safe in it - until the recall for airbags went to the media in Sept.`15. At the very same time the red light indicator came on my dash - alerting there was something wrong. I assumed this indicator would go off once it was fitted with the new part when Toyota Nowra replaced the new air bag component. I was told the airbag indicator light was still on - that now the squib was faulty ....but not related and NOT covered by this recall, and I would have to pay for it!. I explained it must be related - the parts are definitely in conjunction with each other - and it could not possibly be "just coincidental" that the indicator came on at the same time - it was the very day the media announced the recall! I have been reading that the airbag recall is more complicated than expected and some things are not clear cut and explainable. I suggest that this part is related and I should not be liable for the cost of replacement. Please reply ASAP....


- , Sussex Inlet, Australia

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