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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,986 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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2008 Toyota RAV4 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 012016

RAV4

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Rav4. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V596000 (seat belts); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #10

Sep 302016

RAV4

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Rav4. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V096000 (seat belts); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #9

Apr 012016

RAV4

  • miles
There are have been 6 recalls to date since we purchased 2008 Rav4. Most recently, seatbelts were deemed unsafe in the rear, where we harness our children's carseats. This was in April 2016, and we have yet to be contacted about a remedy. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to push for a fix to this situation. We are frustrated that this car is a lemon, but not according to law, since the recalls are rolled out over the course of the last 6-8 years.

- Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA

problem #8

Feb 192016

RAV4

  • 0 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Rav4. The contact received NHTSA campaign recall notification 16V096000, component seat belts. The part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Huntington, WV, USA

problem #7

Jun 012016

RAV4 4-cyl

  • miles
2008 Toyota rav 4. consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to repair back row seat belts.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

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problem #6

Feb 152016

RAV4

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Rav4. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V096000 (seat belts); however, the remedy was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Alexandria, LA, USA

problem #5

Apr 052016

RAV4

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Rav4. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 16V096000 (seat belts). The dealer was unable to determine when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was unable to provide a specific time frame that the parts would be supplied to the dealer. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. As a result, the contact only had an option to place a child in the middle seat due to the repairs needed for the rear driver and passenger side seat belts. The VIN was not available. The contact was not experiencing a failure. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.

- York, PA, USA

problem #4

Jan 132016

RAV4

  • 125,648 miles
The vehicle was taken in to replace a defective emergency break cable on 1/13/16. The vehicle was repaired at a local shop and when the vehicle was getting removed from the repair stall the side curtain air bags deployed. The vehicle was started and shifted into reverse, as the vehicle was shifted into reverse the side curtain air bags deployed. The vehicle was stationary on a flat floor at the time of the air bag deployment. I contacted Toyota and they inspected the vehicle ON1/27/16, they concluded that the air bag system was operating properly at the time of the incident. A safety recall boe-curtain shield air bag sensor was completed on the vehicle on 1/19/12 according to the letter I received from Toyota after there inspection. I realize that Toyota only read the event recorder. There have been a few times the stability control lights would inadvertently blink at inappropriate times but never when there was a chance to get a diagnosis from a computer reading at a service facility.

- Kaukauna, WI, USA

problem #3

Jun 142015

RAV4 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owned a 2008 Toyota Rav4. While driving at approximately 45 mph, the contact's vehicle crashed into the rear of a truck. The air bags failed to deploy and the seat belt did not restrain the driver. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an impound lot. A police report was not filed. The contact sustained unknown injuries that required medical attention. The failure mileage was unknown....updated 08/20/15

- Holly Springs, NV, USA

problem #2

Feb 232009

RAV4

  • miles
am not the vehicle owner am the cpst who assisted with the installation of the child restraint* when installing a rf infant seat, it was discovered that the seat belt anchors overlap. I brought the belt down from the roof storage to clip into the anchor and routed the belt for the installation. The buckle for the outboard seating position was interfering because it was on the other side. When the cr is installed (which is snug), it occupies 2 seating positions. The seat belts overlap. There is no way for an occupant to use the outboard seat belt or for another cr to be installed. I folded the seat back down, thinking that the anchor could be moved, but the stalk was too short and it was contained within a sort of pocket. I advised the parents to keep the cr installed in the center and called Toyota. They assured me that the cr is installed correctly and they will look into the overlap. They also agreed with me as I told the vehicle owner to not allow an occupant to sit in that outboard seating position.

- Trenton, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 212008

RAV4

  • 6,200 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Rav4. The seat belt wrapped around one of the passengers waist and became locked in place. Each time the passenger would take a breath or move, the belt would lock tighter and tighter around the passenger. The seat belt was cut to remove the passenger from the vehicle. The failure mileage was 6,200 and current mileage was 7,500. Updated 11/14/08 updated 11/18/08.

- Westminister, MD, USA

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