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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
23 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,481 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.

2009 Toyota RAV4 engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #2

Jun 202009


  • 8,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Rav4. While driving 70 mph, there was unintended vehicle acceleration. After brake application he was able to decelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the technician was unable to identify the cause of the failure. The failure mileage was 8,000.

- Childress, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 042009


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Rav4. While driving down a hill she experienced unintended vehicle acceleration. She had to shift the vehicle into the neutral gear in order to stop. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, and a technician concluded that floor mat interference caused the failure. An engineer sent from the manufacturer will re-inspect the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 10,000. The vehicle identification number was unavailable.

- Oxford, NC, USA

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