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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,186 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 windows / windshield problems

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2007 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #12

Jan 272011


  • miles


2007 Toyota rav 4. consumer writes in regards to the power window master switch assembly recall notice issues. The consumer stated the window would roll up.

- Ocean View, DE, USA

problem #11

Jun 022014


  • 79,000 miles
Driver's side sun visor failure to work properly causing a safety issue and possible bodily injury or death. The sun visor is not staying in the stowed position which is flat against the interior roof of the car due to a known failed mechanism within the sun visor such as the spring loaded mechanism which is failing. Instead, the sun visor is dropping down at a 45 degree angle. This has caused my head to hit it several times while entering the vehicle. And, if involved in a head on collision, this could cause the sun visor to slice through my neck because it is at a 45 degree angle going across my neck since it will not stay up due to the failed spring mechanism within the sun visor. Again, this could result in death or bodily injury if it is not taken care of. After research of my own, I have found and been told by reliable sources in the Toyota industry that this is a known problem and that I am not the only one having this problem with the failure of the driver's side sun visor and possibly the passenger side as well over time. I have been told by a Toyota representative at Toyota headquarters that this part is only covered by a 3 1/2 year warranty instead of the same warranty as the car. This tells me that Toyota may know that this part will fail over time. All other vehicles I have owned with manual sun visors have never failed for the life of the car since they do not have internal parts like the Toyota model has. I have been told by my local Toyota dealership that I have to pay about $85 to have it replaced when this is a safety issue and it should not fail. It's not a moving part within the engine.

- Portsmouth, NH, USA

problem #10

Nov 122012

RAV4 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Toyota rav 4. consumer writes in regards to problems with recall notices for rear suspension and power window switch. The consumer stated did not believe the recall was performed, as he is still experiencing problems with the power window switch. Also, the water pump was replaced. The consumer stated there were still problems with the suspension, after the dealer it was fixed. Due to the ongoing suspension problems, it was affecting the steering shaft, rack and pinion and tie rod. Updated 03/12/13

- South San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #9

May 012012

RAV4 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles


The driver side visor falls down and will not stay up. It keeps falling down obstructing my view.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #8

Jul 302012


  • 65,000 miles
Drivers side window visor loose and does not stay in position. Falls down into drivers view obstructing vision and distracting driver.

- Cranston, RI, USA

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problem #7

Mar 012011


  • 35,000 miles
Just like many other owners of 2007 Rav4 I began experiencing a distinctive klunking noise around 35,000 miles. Took it to the dealer and they said it was normal noise when you turn the wheel all the way to the side..... my problem was that it was making cracking noise all the time, when turning or especially parking the car.... also a problem with my driver visor flap not staying in upward position it was hanging down halfway and faces forward. I had to pay 75 dollars to replace it, warranty would not cover it. Since so many 2007 Toyota Rav4 owner are having the same problems it should be elevated to a recall status!!!

- Maspeth, NY, USA

problem #6

May 012011

RAV4 6-cyl

  • 73,100 miles


Drivers side sun visor on 2007 Rav4 will not stay in the up position. It stays in a semi-down position where it blocks forward vision and also represents a hazard to the head and eyes when getting into/out of the vehicle.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 142011

RAV4 6-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
Passenger side visor flap not staying in upward position (for months now). It is hanging down halfway and faces forward. Yesterday, when breaking, it struck my forehead close to the eyes straight on with its small side. This is a safety issue.

- San Pablo, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 302010


  • 25,000 miles
The sun visor on the driver' side in my 2007 Toyota Rav4 is drooping down and causing serious visibility problems. This is the second visor, as I had to replace it once about a couple of years after buying the vehicle, and as I remember it was not cheap to replace. Now the replacement is at the same condition and will not stay up. I have been made aware by other Toyota owners that this is a very common problem with the Rav4 and other Toyota vehicles, and I don't understand why Toyota would allow this type of defect to continue in their otherwise reputable vehicles.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 172010


  • 51,000 miles
While driving down the road in my 2007 Toyota Rav4 the left side passanger window imploded causing the back seat to fill with thousands of pieces of glass for no apparent reason.

- South Padre Island, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 262009


  • 40,634 miles
An intense squeak initiated the visit to the auto dealer. We were informed that the windshield was rubbing on the vehicle frame and to fix the problem they would have to replace the entire windshield. The windshield was replaced which solved the problem for now.

- Ijamsville, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 222008


  • 14,500 miles
I was driving on a rural interstate (I-16) in Georgia when I heard a loud explosion. I initially thought I had a blown tire. I pulled over to find my moon roof had a hole located in the middle of the glass. The rest of the glass was shattered in tiny pieces, but still holding together. I was the only one on the highway and was nowhere near an overpass. When I reached atlanta, I went to marietta Toyota for assistance. The inspector said that the hole was caused by a rock bouncing up off of the highway. I was traveling at a rate of 65 mph. I have a wind deflector at the front of the moonroof. The glass around the hole was pushed up as if pressure had caused the explosion. The scenerio he described would be impossible. The cover was closed on the interior, so thankfully, no one was hurt. Toyota has refused to repair the moon roof. The cost is $585 plus labor.

- Waycross, GA, USA

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