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5.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,860 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.

2008 Toyota RAV4 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2008 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 052010

RAV4 4-cyl

  • miles

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

Driver's visor is loose. It won't fold up. Please kindly have a recall on this. Thanks!

- Cerritos, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 012012

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The driver side visor started sagging. For a while I could push it back up and it would stay. After a couple months, I could not use it on the side window, it just hung down. It finally was un-usable. Toyota has replaced it, but it took 3 trips to the dealer to get it replaced. I had to drive without a visor for a week while they ordered part.

- La Grande, OR, USA

problem #3

May 072010

RAV4

  • 16,000 miles
My wife and I were driving our 2008 Toyota Rav4 sport North on I-95 in Virginia at exit 161 when we heard an explosion sound on the top of the car. I slid back the moonroof cover on the inside of the car and could see the moonroof glass was broken, it had a hole in the middle and the rest was shattered. We were not near a bridge or a tower or a truck where something could have fallen on top of the car. There was no other damage on the top of the car. The glass around the hole was pushed up like it had exploded. I called the dealer and asked if they had heard of this before and if there was a recall on it. They said no and it would cost over $1,000 to replace. I took it to where my insurance company told me to get it fixed. I found this link where somebody else reported the identical problem ?Q=&page=7.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #2

Jan 162009

RAV4

  • 17,500 miles
Defroster system is weak. When there is ice/snow build-up along edges of windshield or windows, system needs to be turned to and kept on highest setting to avoid fogging on the inside. Even at this setting, it has trouble clearing fog from rear side windows. System is pretty loud at highest setting so it's hard to listen to radio or carry on a conversation.

- Boxford, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 182009

RAV4

  • 5,800 miles
The defroster system is inadequate and would not melt ice from the windshield under moderate temperatures and a very light freezing mist.

- Stillwater, MN, USA

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