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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,920 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2008 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 092016


  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Rav4. While in park, the power window master switch caught fire. The contact was able to extinguish the fire. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #5

May 252016


  • 96,500 miles
I have a Toyota Rav4 that continues to have problems with the drivers side visor suddenly dropping out of the ceiling mount. Of course this happens when I am driving and becomes a huge distraction while trying to get it back in place. I have talked to many other Rav4 owners and nearly everyone has had the same issue. It seams that the visor stub arm that goes into the ceiling mount wears our whatever is holding it into the socket. This has happened several times over the last 5 years and does seem to be more often in the summer time

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 182010


  • 43,000 miles
There is a recurring problem with driver side sun visor where it doesn't stay where I put it. It regularly slips down and at times blocks my view of the road. This is a known/recurring problem with many other owners of this vehicle make/model (based upon internet search of this issue). When the visor is placed over the driver door window, when I go around a corner (turn), the visor will rotate and hit me in the head, again distracting me from the road and forcing me to make regular visor adjustments again and again. The Toyota dealership is aware of this problem; a recall has not been issued for this problem.

- Middleton, WI, USA

problem #3

Sep 012013


  • 70,000 miles


The driver's side sun visor will not stay up, so it normally stays in a view-obstructed position when driving. This is a serious safety issue and Toyota refuses to budge in terms of recalling this item. I brought this to the attention of Toyota a year or so ago and they asked me for a quote to fix - I sent them a copy of the dealer price quote (around $150) and Toyota refused to pay for it as a safety issue and basically told me to go away. I wouldn't normally complain about something like this but I've noticed multiple complaints about this same issue on the internet....and even from those who had the visor replaced under warranty and it happened again. Please feel free to call me at 303-956-7765 if you'd like any additional information.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #2

May 152013

RAV4 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Driver's side visor will not stay in the up position. Instead, when not needing to use it, it hangs down at least 3 inches from the ceiling, creating a visibility and safety hazard! this problem has been reported to Toyota by many Toyota owners, including both under warranty or outside of warranty. The dealer said they would need to replace the entire mirror visor, costing around $150, which is outrageous. It should be a recall item as a serious safety hazard.

- Littleton, CO, USA

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problem #1

Feb 282013

RAV4 6-cyl

  • 86,020 miles
The driver's sun visor will not snap back up to the vehicle's headliner and stay there. It remains in the driver's line of sight and this is particularly dangerous at night.

- Alexandria, , VA, USA

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