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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,922 miles

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2009 Toyota RAV4 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2009 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 312011

RAV4 6-cyl

  • 22,922 miles


2009 Toyota Rav4 leaked fluid. I lost control of car, steering, brakes & car accelerated at a rapid pace on its own. I was turning left at about 20mph hit another car accelerated fast with no control was headed for a building when right tire went over a concrete parking block left side was on grass when the left front wheel snapped off & the car stopped. The car was repaired & paid for by my insurance co. As well as the other car involved. The car had extensive damage to the suspension. I was not cited by police because it was obvious the fluid followed my car until it stopped. I don't agree with the NHTSA findings on Toyota's acceleration problems. The people "testing" the problem should drive one of these Toyota when it accelerates & feel the fear I had during this accident. Thank the lord I was not on the expressway. I want to enter a class action suit against Toyota because I am a senior citizen & living on a fixed income. I live in Ohio. I have driven 52 yrs. & have received 1 ticket 15 yrs. Ago for failing to stop at a stop sign. I am disappointed our government is ignoring this complaint against Toyota acceleration. I hurt my shoulder trying to get the jammed door open but it is getting better with therapy. Toyota took their "event data recorder" out of my car gave me a flash drive with the codes on it but Toyota is the only one who can decipher their codes. You must take their word for the coding decipher. My car had 22,922 miles on it still under 3 yrs warranty & they denied my claim. I received a letter stating this but the letter had wrong information in it. They had the wrong Toyota dealer I used on the recalls the wrong date I took my car for the recall. The dealer isn't even in my area. This was a form letter that someone used for someone else & failed to change the fields in the letter. I need anyone's help whether it be class action or a lawyer to do contingency work. Please post if anyone has had this acceleration problem. Lets not let toy. Get by.

- West Chester, OH, USA

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