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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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2009 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 142014


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota rav 4. the contact stated while driving at 65 mph, the vehicle started to make popping noises and started to spin out of control. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the rear lower arm tie rod had fractured. The contact had received a recall notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V383000 (suspension). However, the part was not available to do the repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Havertown, PA, USA

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