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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
15,500 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.

2006 Toyota RAV4 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 172012

RAV4 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Air bag light came on. Mechanic says the clockspring in the steering column needs to be replaced at a cost of $600. Failure of the airbag clockspring in 2005-2009 Toyota Tacoma pickups is the subject of an existing recall (NHTSA campaign id number: 12V092000); believe this is related.

- American Fork, UT, USA

problem #5

Oct 212008

RAV4

  • 52,000 miles
I was heading through an intersection and struck an oncoming vehicle, which failed to yield to me. I struck him in the front passenger side section of a Ford Ranger. The vehicle has not been repaired yet but is waiting for the other insurance company.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #4

Nov 242007

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Rav4. While driving 45 mph, the driver struck a concrete post and none of the air bags deployed. The weather was rainy, windy, and very cold. The driver suffered congestive heart failure and died. The vehicle has been repaired, but the contact does not want to drive the vehicle and does not believe that it is safe to drive. The dealer stated that the vehicle has major failures and should not be driven. A police report was filed. The contact has pictures. The powertrain was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 41,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 012006

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Toyota Rav4, 2006 front passenger air bag is off when my wife sits in that position. She weighs about 85 pounds. In testing other vehicle makes, we found in about ten of 12 other makes, the front passenger air bag system turns on. Information provided by dealer has been varied and without detail. No disclaimer is provided to the buyer about this situation, similar to that about child seats. I do not understand why the consumer is not notified of the situation since we bought the vehicle under the assumption that the passenger would enjoy the added protection of all the included air bags. Is it up to the consumer to go to the trouble of searching out (as we did) the vehicle which will provide the protection advertised" what are the regulations with this system"

- Flushing, MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 012006

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front passenger air bag system does not function when my wife is seated in the front passenger seat. She weighs about 90 pounds. Toyota 2006 Rav4 with side and curtain bags.

- Flushing, MI, USA

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problem #1

Mar 012006

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
!. front passenger air bag not activated when an adult (my wife) weighing 90 pounds is seated in front passenger seat. 2. no inside release for rear hatch.

- Flushing, MI, USA

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