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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,748 miles

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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.

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2010 Toyota RAV4 electrical problems

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2010 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #9

Mar 132016

RAV4

  • 124,128 miles

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

Left a Toyota dealership after having service. It was raining outside I had just jumped on the highway and my 4 wheel drive check engine light and a third light all came on. I then drove to autozone I was told that I needed a 02 sensor. But I had just left the Toyota dealership and was told there was no problems with my vehicle. I read a post on your website and with the same concern and decided to add my complaint. I will be taking my car back to the dealership on Friday.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #8

Jun 012012

RAV4

  • 12,000 miles
Radio display shows odd symbols and often shuts down. No audio problems.

- Elmendorf, TX, USA

problem #7

Mar 142013

RAV4

  • 34,000 miles
Usually after a rain storm or if I go through a deep puddle the idiot lights for "check engine, slip indicator and 4 wheel drive" lights come on and stay on for about 30 miles. Wednesday they came on and stayed on even though it hasn't rained in weeks. I've talked with several dealers and they tell me either there is no fix for it or Toyota is investigating the problem. I've also talked to others with older Rav4's and they tell me that they have the same situation going on. Does Toyota need a little nudge from the gov't?

- Johnston, RI, USA

problem #6

May 042015

RAV4

  • 98,500 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Rav4. The contact was notified that the vehicle was on fire. The vehicle was destroyed within two minutes. The contact did not know where the fire originated. There were no injuries. The fire department was unable to diagnose the vehicle due to damages. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 98,500.

- Landcaster , KY, USA

problem #5

Jul 182014

RAV4

  • 128,000 miles
The drivers side window switches are and have been sticky. A couple of months ago the passenger window failed to roll up and would not roll up with force. I saw the recalls to the year prior to my car make year and it's very similar. I think the same issue exists in the 2010 rav 4S.

- Los Angeles , CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 252011

RAV4 6-cyl

  • 6,600 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the vehicle surged forward and crashed into a handicap sign. There were no injuries reported. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that no failures had occurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recalls associated with unintended acceleration associated with NHTSA campaign id numbers: 10V017000 (vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal) or 11V113000 (vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 6,600. Updated 05/11/12 the consumer was informed there was a chip in the computer system that failed, not the accelerator. Updated 06/04/12

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #3

Dec 162010

RAV4

  • 8,500 miles

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

2010 rav 4 accelerator stuck going into reverse with the right foot securely on the brake pedal. Placed car in park and the car hit red line 7000rpm. Looking at the accelerator pedal, there is nothing touching the pedal. The only way to stop the acceleration problem is to shut engine off. Stuck ECM computer.

- Mathhews, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 122010

RAV4

  • miles
Check engine light indicated. The car was taken to the dealer, where the dealer mentioned, "evidence of rodent/small animal has chewed wiring harness at connector completely through." The car will need wiring harness.

- Damascus , MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 242009

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 0 miles
While test driving a 2010 Toyota rav 4, idling at a stop light, the engine began revving at a rapid pace. He then restarted the vehicle to resume normal vehicle operation. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, in which he notified the sales manager of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 12/15/09. Updated 12/18/09 the consumer and the salesperson were at a stop light. The consumer stated his foot was on the brake, when the engine began to rev very fast. Updated 12/22/09

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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