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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,353 miles

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2005 Toyota RAV4 windows / windshield problems

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2005 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012015


  • 80,858 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Rav4. While driving various speeds, the check engine light illuminated continuously. In addition, the sun visor was rusted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the cause of the failure was undetermined. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,858.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 132008


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota rav-4. the driver-side visor will not stay secure in an upright position. As a consequence the visor will continuously fall down without physical manipulation. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, and a technician stated that it would cost $100 to replace the component. He then added that the failure was common for this model type. No repairs were made. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was 35,000.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 042005

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,200 miles
Sun visor is not padded! when it is left in the down position you bang your head on it when you enter. Previous Toyota rav 4 had a padded visor. This is a minor problem that could be cause serious injuries in an accident. I drove my previous rav 4 for almost 100,000 miles without ever noticing any problems. My new 2005 rav 4 is has a different "solid feeling" visor which you notice right away when you bang into it. Thought visors were supposed to be padded for safety reasons.

- Attleboro, MA, USA

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