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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,500 miles

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2004 Toyota RAV4 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012011

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 49,000 miles


2004 Toyota Rav4 drivers side visor will not stay up. This started about 2 months ago for no reason. Dealer states it is not a defect so nothing short of replacing it can be done. I have to push the visor up against the windshield to get it out of my sightline. I have read the same complaint for this yrs. Rav4.

- Sandy Springs, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 152011

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The driver's side sun visor on our 2004 Toyota Rav4 will not stay up. It is a safety hazard because it partially obstructs your vision when it drops down while you are driving. The visor is clipped in at the time, but it rotates into a down position on its own. This has been happening for quite awhile, and I have tried several solutions to keeping the visor secured in an upright position. The Toyota dealer does not consider it a defect and their answer is to buy a new one. However, several people have posted online that the new one fails after awhile, too. This is apparently a known problem with Toyota, because 2001-2003 Toyota highlanders and Tundra have also had this problem. It is all over the internet on online discussion boards. I have never had this problem with any other car in 30+ years of driving.

- Harrisburg, NC, USA

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