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Recall List for the 2006 Toyota RAV4

Official recalls have been issued for the 2006 Toyota RAV4 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Toyota service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Toyota customer service.

  1. 2006 Toyota RAV4 SEAT BELTS:REAR NHTSA Campaign #16V096000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 19, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,123,752

    Summary: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2006-2012 RAV4 vehicles manufactured July 28, 2005, to December 19, 2012, and 2012-2014 RAV4 EV vehicles manufactured July 24, 2012, to August 29, 2014. In the event of a frontal collision, the rear seat belts for the outboard seats may be cut by the seat cushion frame.

    Consequence: A cut seat belt may not properly restrain the seat occupant, increasing their risk of injury in a crash.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will install a protector over both rear seat cushion frames, free of charge. Parts for the remedy are not currently available. Owners were sent interim notification letters on March 16, 2016. A second notice will be mailed when parts are available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is G0F. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V096000 »

  2. 2006 Toyota RAV4 VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS NHTSA Campaign #15V689000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 22, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,814,284

    Summary: Toyota Motor Company (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Tundra, Sequoia, Corolla, Corolla Matrix and Scion xB, 2008-2011 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid, 2007 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2009 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2006-2011 RAV4, 2006-2010 Yaris, and 2009-2010 Scion xD and Pontiac Vibe vehicles. During the manufacturing of the Power Window Master Switch (PWMS), grease lubricant may have been inconsistently applied to the sliding electrical contacts.

    Consequence: If the sliding electrical contacts are not protected by lubricant, debris and moisture that get into the switch may cause a short circuit and the switch assembly may overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the switch, applying a lubricant if no abnormality is found. If abnormality is found, the PWMS circuit board will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 20, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is C0M. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V689000 »

  3. 2006 Toyota RAV4 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE NHTSA Campaign #14V168000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 09, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,486,413

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2008 RAV4, 2006-2010 Yaris, 2008-2010 Highlander, and 2009-2010 Tacoma, Corolla, Corolla Matrix and General Motors Pontiac Vibe vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the steering column assembly contains electrical connections to the driver's airbag module housed in a spiral cable assembly, which includes a Flexible Flat Cable (FFC). Due to the shape and location of the FFC's retainer, the FFC could become damaged when the steering wheel is turned.

    Consequence: If the FFC is damaged, connectivity to the driver's air bag module could be lost and the air bag deactivated. The failure of the driver's air bag to deploy in the event of a crash that typically necessitates deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver.

    Actions: Toyota will notify the Toyota vehicle owners, and General Motors will notify the Pontiac Vibe owners. Toyota sent owners an interim notification letter in May 2014 to advise owners of the recall. Toyota will mail owners a second letter when remedy parts are available. General Motors sent Pontiac Vibe owners an Interim letter on June 20, 2014 notifying them that parts are currently unavailable. General Motors sent notices to the Pontiac Vibe owners on September 15, 2014, that a remedy is available. The recall began on October 27, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-762-2737. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V168000 »

  4. 2006 Toyota RAV4 SUSPENSION:REAR NHTSA Campaign #13V383000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 28, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 780,584

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2011 RAV4 and 2010 Lexus HS250h passenger vehicles manufactured from October 2005 through September 2010. If the nuts for adjusting the rear wheel alignment are improperly tightened during service, the rear suspension arm (rear tie rod) may develop unwanted movement and rust leading to thread damage and eventual failure. Failure of the rear tie rod will cause an abrupt change in the vehicle's alignment.

    Consequence: Failure of the rear tie rod could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tie rods and replace any that have rust or corrosion on the alignment adjustment threads. All of the rear tie rods will then be encased in an epoxy to prevent future environmental damage. Due to limitations in parts, the recall remedy will be launched in phases from September 2013 through mid-April 2014. All owners will receive notification of the recall, with most receiving second notifications when parts are available in their area. IMPORTANT: This recall supersedes Toyota and Lexus recall 12V-373. All vehicles that have been inspected and remedied under the previous recall need to be re-inspected and have the appropriate remedy applied. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V383000 »

  5. 2006 Toyota RAV4 SUSPENSION:REAR NHTSA Campaign #12V373000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 02, 2012
    • Vehicles Affected: 780,584

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2011 RAV4 and 2010 Lexus HS250h passenger vehicles manufactured from October 2005 through September 2010. If the nuts for adjusting the rear wheel alignment are improperly tightened during service, the rear suspension arm (rear tie rod) may develop unwanted movement and rust, leading to thread damage and eventual failure. Failure of the rear tie rod will cause an abrupt change in the vehicle's alignment.

    Consequence: Failure of the rear tie rod could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear tie-rod nut for looseness and replace any suspect tie-rod found loose. Dealers will also affix instructions in multiple places to prevent improper servicing in the future. The recall began on November 30, 2012. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12V373000 »

  6. 2006 Toyota RAV4 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL NHTSA Campaign #11V113000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 24, 2011
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,363,244

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2008 through 2011 Lexus LX570, 2003 through 2009 Toyota 4runner, and 2006 through 2010 Rav4 vehicles. The accelerator pedal can get stuck in the wide open position due to its being trapped by an unsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat.

    Consequence: A stuck open accelerator pedal may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death.

    Actions: The remedy is now available. The safety recall began early April 2011. The remedy will involve modification or replacement of the accelerator pedal and replacement of any Toyota all-weather floor mat. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V113000 »

  7. 2006 Toyota RAV4 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #10V035000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 03, 2010
    • Vehicles Affected: 271,417

    Summary: Gulf states Toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." These vehicles were sold between September 1, 2005 and June 2, 2008 without the requisite load carrying capacity modification labels.

    Consequence: This does not meet the standard requirements.

    Actions: Dealers will mail to consumers the corrected label or the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge. Dealers will also correct the owner's manual. The safety recall began on May 27, 2010. Owners may contact gulf states Toyota at 713-580-3300. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V035000 »

  8. 2006 Toyota RAV4 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #10V036000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 03, 2010
    • Vehicles Affected: 153,418

    Summary: Southeast Toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 passenger vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." These vehicles were sold without the requisite load carrying capacity modification labels.

    Consequence: A driver may overload a vehicle which may increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will mail to consumers the corrected label or the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge. The safety recall began on May 27, 2010. Owners may contact southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V036000 »

  9. 2006 Toyota RAV4 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #09V223000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 15, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 27,080

    Summary: Toyota is recalling 27,080 model year 2005 through 2010 passenger cars built from September 1, 2005 to May 4, 2009. These vehicles were not equipped with load carrying capacity modification labels which fails to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims."

    Consequence: Incorrect load carrying capacity modification labels could result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners and provide them with a new, accurate label to be installed over the inaccurate label free of charge. The safety recall began on August 18, 2009. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-888-270-9371. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09V223000 »

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