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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,333 miles

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2007 Toyota RAV4 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2007 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 182012

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


I was driving down forest ave in brockton, MA, the driver side door stated smoking, I quickly turned the engine off, got me and my son out of the car and called the fire department who disconnected the battery and suggested that I got it towed to a repair shop. So I did, to copland toyoyta where it was troubleshoot to a master switch ass. It was repaired and I had to pay $580.70 because they said its not covered by warranty.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 262012


  • 85,000 miles
This just happend to me on the morning of 07/26/2012. I was on a business trip and leaving the airport. As I was about to pay my parking fee the driver side door started smoking and I saw a small fire starting to flare up on the driver's seat door by the window switch. I turned off the car and within 3 minutes the whole door was up in flames.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 152009

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
-the contact owns a 2007 Toyota Rav4. The contact observed when the vehicle was parked the rear door rubber seal does not remain secured after a period of six months. The failure mileage was 35,000. The current mileage was 64,000. Updated 6/3/10 updated 06/10/10

- El Cajon, CA, USA

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