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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,601 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Toyota RAV4 accessories - interior problems

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2009 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #4

May 252016

RAV4

  • miles

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

My Rav4 has rust all over where the drivers seat as well as the passenger seats are attached to the car and seems to be so fragile that with any small impact the seat will detached from car and cause a tragic accident. The rust appeared almost immediately after it was purchased and was advised by dealership that there was nothing they can do about it. If this issue is not fixed in the future it can cause injuries or even death.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 292010

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 50,404 miles
The front driver seat is loose to the point that it make sound when I break or accelerate. Because the seat moves, it makes me occasionally to get distracting while I am driving. The car is under guarantee because I just bought it, but the dealer refuse to do something arguing that the car is fine. I have drive so many different cars, and all of then do not have this type of problem.

- Brooklyn Center, MN, USA

problem #2

Apr 062010

RAV4

  • miles
Neck not protected during side-impact crash. Injured driver traveling approx 5 mph and other driver ran red light at approx 40 mph. Driver suffered form cervical herniations and cervical bulges even though safety ratings were quite high for yr/make/model of vehicle. Air-bags did not deploy. Headrest is tilted very far out.

- St. Augustine, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 272009

RAV4

  • miles
Headrests very uncomfortable.

- Germantown, MD, USA

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