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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,126 miles

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2007 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 172013

RAV4

  • 115,251 miles

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

My 8 month old baby was auto- locked in the car on an 80 degree sunny day! I double clicked the unlock button on my car's key fob on approach, opened the rear passenger side door and put my child in the car seat and put my purse (keys on top) in the floor with the diaper bag. Entire car still unlocked, I closed the rear passenger door and walked around to the driver's side to get in. The car beeped aloud before I could grab the door handle to get in, locking all doors of the vehicle. Luckily there was a mechanic on the same street I was on, but it still took 15 minutes start to finish to finally get my child out. Upon reading the owner's manual, it stated that there is a 30 second timer for the autolock feature that automatically locks the entire vehicle if a door is not opened in that time after being unlocked. I had, however, opened the rear door to place the child in his seat. There is no way this could have been an error on my part as I was not only outside the vehicle when it locked itself, but there are no lock/unlock buttons in the car except on the driver's side which I had yet to enter. So I could not have even hit one by accident.

- Cambridge, MD, USA

problem #1

May 112007

RAV4

  • 7,000 miles
After I had my new 2007 Rav4 for about half year, I experienced sudden lockup, felt couldn't go even 10 meters with smoking. My driving speed was about 20-30kmh, just out of garage about 200 meters, and my neighbor saw the smoke as well. He jumped into my car, and checked if I was using emergency brake, no, I wasn't using that. I called country hill Toyota, calgary, alberta, and they towed my Rav4 away. Next day, they told me that they found nothing, the car was ok. I also called ama(alberta motor association), get nothing.

- Calgary, 00, USA

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