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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,343 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.

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2011 Toyota RAV4 engine problems

engine problem

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2011 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 132012


  • 45,936 miles


Late model Toyota Rav4's from my research seem to have an ongoing problem with the evap charcoal canister requiring replacement (see nhtsb 10033407). My car (although not a 2009) has the same exact obd diagnostic codes listed in the bulletin above yet 2011 Rav4's haven't been listed with this problem. Toyota warrants them for 3 years, 36K miles but most seem to fail just after the warranty ends. My 2011 Rav4, 4 cyl. With 51K miles experienced this problem 19 months (and 46K miles) after manufacture (9/10) and Toyota has refused to correct the problem. The solution is a $1000+ repair. All other emissions equipment on my car is warranted for up to 80K miles or 8 yrs and is in good working order.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 162012


  • 20,750 miles
Stopped at a red light. Car started moving forward. Thought someone was pushing car from behind. Engine revved up and we were moving into the intersection and the light was still red. Pushed very hard on brake and quickly put car in neutral. Engine revved to about 6,500 RPM in neutral, then back to normal.

- Cypress, TX, USA

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