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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2011 Toyota RAV4 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2011 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 302011

RAV4 4-cyl

  • miles

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

This complaint relates to the vehicle I lease, but I suspect it applies to all Toyota Rav4 models of this same design vintage, and may also apply to other Toyota models. The basic problem, as shown in the annotated photo available at jrgspace.homestead.com/rav4_engineering_design_fail__1.jpg is the inadequate spacing between the accelerator and brake pedals, which allows even relatively small shoes to simultaneously depress both pedals during "urgent", or even "normal" braking situations. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that the point (or plane) at which effective braking is achieved is at least 1/2" below or "beyond" the plane of the accelerator pedal, almost guaranteeing the application of power during braking. This is an incredible engineering design failure and will almost assuredly lead to accidents if it has not already done so, as I have narrowly avoided several accidents myself already where this interference was a factor. I consider this an extremely hazardous condition and should be addressed by the NHTSA as a top priority.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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