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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,000 miles

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2009 Toyota RAV4 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 072011


  • 22,000 miles


I have ha the car back to the dealer for this brake problem and they said this is normal, what the problem is the brake pedal is soft and when braking you foot can hit the gas pedal this also the pedal will go down when you are holding at a stop, also its not leaking brake fluid as the car was service at the dealer.

- Skokie , IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 162010


  • 0 miles
Hello. I would like to add an issue to the Toyota investigations. I have a 2009 Toyota Rav4. This model/year is included in several of the recalls. Upon calling the Toyota dealer I was informed that my vehicle was manufactured in Japan and is not subject to the recalls. If the problems are indeed design problems, why are vehicles manufactured in Japan excluded from the recalls? thank you.

- Golden, CO, USA

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