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4.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Toyota RAV4 steering problems

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2007 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012011

RAV4 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2007 Toyota rav 4. consumer writes in regards to expected recall concerning rear tie rods the consumer stated sometime around June 2011, she began to hear a noise coming from the rear of the vehicle; sometimes from the left and sometimes from the right. Finally, in December 2011, the consumer took the vehicle to a repair shop and after test driving the vehicle, it was confirmed there was a noise, but the technician stated there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. In May 2012, the noise was still there, only periodically. On May 3, 2012, as the consumer was driving approximately 60 mph the noise became even louder. However, the next day while driving 40 mph, suddenly the vehicle went out of control, going back and forth across the road and doing a complete 360 degree turn. She finally managed to get the vehicle under control and was able to stop in a safety zone. The left rear tire was bent in at a 90 degree angle and almost off the vehicle. On Monday May 7, 2012, the dealer informed the consumer the left rear tie rod snapped and the right one was in a weakened condition and both would need to be replaced.

- Rockaway Park, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 092011

RAV4

  • 43,500 miles
Driver owns a 2007 Toyota rav 4. while driving approximately 35 mph, car began to skid and intermittent warning beep came on. Driver pulled over, and upon exiting and inspecting the vehicle, driver saw that the rear drivers side tire was slanted inward approximately 45 degrees. Car was towed to dealership and driver was informed that the tie rod had rusted through and broken. All other tie rods appeared normal. Tie rod was replaced by dealership. Failure occurred at 43,500 mileage.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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