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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,252 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.

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2007 Toyota RAV4 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 152010

RAV4

  • 32,504 miles

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

I turned on the ignition of my 2007 Toyota rav 4 and began to drive into my garage and the vehicle suddenly accelerated and did not slow down upon application of the brake pedal. I pumped the brake fiercely several times to the floor board over the approximately 12-15 feet of garage depth and the Rav4 stopped just as it pushed the wheelbarrel into the wall.. aside from damage to the wall of the garage, the vehicle's bumper was dented and slightly cracked. Airbags did not deploy and there was no bodily trauma or personal injury.

- Fairport, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 202009

RAV4

  • 18,000 miles
I own a Toyota 2007 Rav4 which as been in the dealerships shop over 10 times for the same two issues brakes and grinding noise, per Toyota each time it was different, but I know it was the same two things. It's like Toyota is falsifying customer's car issues with their own words instead of making proper documentation. It started off with the brakes when I first purchased the car they were making a noise and when going over speed bumps the car would accelerate instead of stopping, but I thought this may be an added feature to the new car. The first real incident is when the car would not stop and I crashed into to a side rail. It didn't do much damage and it total about $400. The car is making a metallic noise in the suspension and this was reported, but each and every time Toyota's techs drives with me and my husband while we driving the car to duplicate the noise Toyota's techs said this noise was normal. We knew this noise wasn¿T normal behavior of a brand new car, I took it to another auto shop and they verified that the noise was in the suspension system, that Toyota would need to address the issue because the car was still under warranty, and it would cost me money to locate the noise. When I told Toyota they said they give a car until they could find the issue, by letting their field tech look at the car, and I asked when this tech would be available. I wanted to see this person look at the car, but they came up with a million and one reasons that I could meet with the tech" after talking to people from their Corp office about the metallic noise and the brakes Toyota said, 'since we can't find anything wrong with the car it's under warranty so if something happens it will be fixed¿. what I don¿T understand is why should I have to wait for this car to kill me or my family for the company to look at their faults because all we did was purchased a car from the top of the line auto makers to get this kind of treatment"

- Elgin, IL, USA

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