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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,774 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 092014

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 92,000 miles


I read on your website recalls related to weight carrying capacity wheels & tires applicable to my vehicle. I have not received any notice. Please inform whether dealer fixed it while I was there for other recalls. Please inform me if I need to take any action.

- Wilmington, , DE, USA

problem #4

Apr 092012

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 16,600 miles
On 04/09/2012, I took my Toyota Rav4 2008 for oil change at girard Toyota, new london. Toyota service department determined that the yokohama geolandar G91A radial tubeless M+S made in Japan D7475L-11, 225/65R17-101H installed from factory when I bought the Rav4 (as new vehicle). I called Toyota, which issued case #:[xxx], saying that Toyota's warranty does not cover the tires. Toyota referred me to yokohama, fullerton, ca, tel: (800) 722-9888. I called yokohama which issued case #: [xxx]. yokohama referred me to tireplus, East lyme, ct. I took the Rav4 immediately to[xxx] at tireplus. He determined that the threads of the 4 tires were in very good condition (#19); however, each of the tires (all 4 tires) are cracking between the threads. It is very clear that the tires were defective from manufacturing as my Rav4 has only been driven for 16,600 miles. Yokohama indicated that they are not willing to replace the defective tires covering 100% of the cost that they will only cover 70%. Toyota and yokohama should have sold me this Rav4 with tires that adhered to quality standards - that do not risk the lives of my family, relatives, friends, the public in general. Due to safety, I will go ahead paying to replace the 4 tires. I will appreciate that regulators look further into this issue as I know that other families and the public are at risk with these defective tires as documented in public complaints in the internet ? I have included the internet link about the complaints for reference. I also will appreciate if yokohama pays in full for the replacement of the 4 tires. Thank you in advance for our time and effort. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Niantic, CT, USA

problem #3

Apr 022011

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 27,900 miles
Yokohama geolandar tires G91 size 235/55R1899H peeling & falling apart I purchased a Toyota rav 4 2008 at 27900 miles while having my oil changed ( note not at the Toyota dealership) they informed me my front tires are falling apart. I made an appt. And took it in to Toyota waited an hour and was told take it home with the bad tires no one their could help me or determine if this was a manufacturer defect. This does not appear to be a problem new to Toyota Rav4's.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #2

Mar 152010

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
Both front tires were worn in the middle after only 15,000 miles! when I went to have them rotated, they couldn't rotate them because there wasn't enough tread left. So, I went to replace the yokohama geolandar tires, but soon found out that there was no warranty, no pro-rated replacement...nothing!!! I had maintained proper inflation in both tires, but I noticed other 2008 Toyota Rav4 cars in parking lots with the same premature tread wear on front tires. How can Toyota sell a car with tires that include no warranty?? so I had to pay for two new tires on a car that was less than 2 years old! I will never buy a Toyota again!

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jun 032009


  • 7,370 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Rav4. The vehicle has yokohama geolandar G- 91A tires, size 225/6.5/17 101H (na). These tires were the original tires at the time of purchase. While driving 65 mph, the front passenger side tire blew out. The contact heard a loud thumping noise and maneuvered the vehicle off the highway. There was smoke emitting from the tire and shreds of rubber everywhere. The dealer was unable to assist. The manufacturer stated that they would not be responsible for the failure. The dot number was unknown. The failure and current mileages were less than 7,370.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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