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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,250 miles

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2007 Toyota RAV4 steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 272011

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 47,500 miles


2007 Toyota Rav4. Steering column failure. Toyota knows of this problem and has multiple service bulletins on this item. This should be a recall item.

- Blue Point, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 182011

RAV4 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
I have a 2007 Toyota Rav4. There is a major problem with these in the steering column and Toyota has a technical service bulletin dealing with it; steering intermediate shaft and is covered under two numbers; ST001-08 and later T-sb-0318-08. The shaft is coming apart and makes noise particularly at low speed. According to reports it affects thousands of these vehicles. I first became aware of my problem when the vehicle was under warranty but was told the noise was nothing; this incident was not reported in their system. Later I found out what this issue was and that they knew. Since then I have made multiple attempts to get it fixed but they want $800 to fix what appears to be a manufacturing/design defect. They recently offered to fix it for $600; not much of an offer since my local mechanic will do it for the same price. Since there are thousands of these with issues and I would assume poses a safety issue I would expect them to do a general recall. I hope you can force them to do such.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

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