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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,438 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.

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2006 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 142015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Rav4. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V689000 (visibility); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Pawling, NY, USA

problem #7

Feb 052015

RAV4 4WD 6-cyl

  • 104,500 miles
Driver side visor wont stay in up position.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #6

Oct 072014


  • 92,000 miles
The driver side sun visor will not stay up. It is very distracting. I have tried getting it to stay there with velcro, however the visor is too heavy and it will not hold it up. I called Toyota who stated there was nothing they could do to help me with this. It would cost me over $100 to get this fixed. They do not see it as a safety issue, however it is very distracting. I have read several posts on the internet of other Toyota owners who have had the same issue with the visor.

- St. David, ME, USA

problem #5

Feb 012014

RAV4 6-cyl

  • 96,000 miles


Sun visor on drivers side fails to stay up blocking visibility of driver. Researched online numerous other complaints. Toyota has only provided a recall with one model.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 052009


  • miles
My sunvisor would not stay up. The problem got worse. While I'm driving if I hit a bump it falls into my veiw.

- Harrison, NJ, USA

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problem #3

Mar 012013

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Driver's side sun visor does not stay up. It osbtructs the driver's vision and may result in an accident.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

May 012012

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
The Rav4 has a well-known problem with the driver's side sun visor in which it will not stay in place. The visor frequently and without warning abruptly drops to a straight-down position. In this position it impairs forward visibility, and for tall drivers it can block the view of the road completely. There is also a widely-reported problem with the steering (there are 166 reports on this site at the time of my filing) which is noticed in the form of a knocking or clunking noise which can also be felt in the steering wheel. Many owners, including me, are concerned that this could be a precursor to a steering component failure.

- Foothill Ranch, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 032012

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The driver side visor mechanism has broken and the visor hangs down, impairing the driver's vision. The visor is rarely used and has very little wear. It should not have been damaged by such little use. Seems to be a faulty part. There has never been anything hung from the visor that could cause additional weight to the visor mechanism.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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