Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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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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2009 Toyota RAV4 accessories - interior problems

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2009 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 202014


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My daughter (5-years old, 40 lbs) was in a britax frontier car seat when we were struck by another car in the front driver's side. The car was then struck a second time and propelled into a telephone pole. The plastic piece holding the car seat tightly in place snapped during the accident, and though the car seat was still fastened by the latch system it could move freely. My daughter hit the dvd player in front of her seat. She has a concussion and multiple facial lacerations. The car seat completely failed to hold her in place in the accident. (related vehicle information: Model year=2009, make=Toyota, model=Rav4).

- West Newbury, MA, USA

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