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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,500 miles

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2008 Toyota RAV4 body / paint problems

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2008 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 012008


  • 2,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Toyota rav 4. the contact observed mice entering the vehicle from the clean air intake and stated that she had caught fifty-seven mice to date. The dealer inspected the vehicle and informed the contact that there was nothing that they could do to prevent the mice from entering the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic in 2008, where they placed sealant onto the vehicle to keep the mice from entering but to no avail. The vehicle was not further repaired. The current mileage was 78,000 and the approximate failure mileage was 2,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Kalispelle, MT, USA

problem #2

Mar 172009


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Rav4. The contact noticed mice entering the vehicle when it was parked. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the failure was contributed to the clean air filter not exhibiting a screen to shield the mice from entering the vehicle. The technician recommended that traps be set to catch the mice. The traps were set, but there were no resolutions. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 13,500.

- Kalisell, MT, USA

problem #1

Apr 012008

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Rav4. While driving 35 to 45 mph with both rear windows opened, the air pressure is very strong and unbearable on the contact's ears. A report was filed with the manufacturer, but they stated that no action will be taken at this time. The contact will take the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnosis. The failure mileage was 2,500 and current mileage was 5,300. Updated 09/13/08. Updated 09/17/08.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

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