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7.2

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,873 miles

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2012 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #18

Aug 242015

RAV4

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V577000 (visibility/wiper) however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #17

Mar 152016

RAV4

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4. The contact received notifications for NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V096000 (seat belts) and 15V577000 (visibility/wiper). After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Fredricksburg, VA, USA

problem #16

Nov 182015

RAV4

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V577000 (visibility/wiper); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Lodi, CA, USA

problem #15

Oct 152015

RAV4

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V577000 (visibility, wiper); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experinced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Macedonia, OH, USA

problem #14

Sep 182015

RAV4

  • 12,000 miles
Received NHTSA recall from Toyota in Sept. 2015. Recall involves windshield wipers which may become inoperative. Have called dealer numerous times up to this date. I am told they have not received replacement parts to complete repair. I feel they have been given plenty of time to remedy a situation which could endanger driving safety.

- Bayport, NY, USA

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problem #13

Feb 012016

RAV4

  • 33,251 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that the windshield wipers seized without warning. The failure occurred twice. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V577000 (visibility/wiper). The part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was approximately 33,251. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #12

Oct 192015

RAV4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V577000 (visibility/wiper) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 04/04/16 updated 04/06/16.

- Lolo, MT, USA

problem #11

Nov 052015

RAV4

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota rav 4. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V577000 (visibility/wiper); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #10

Jan 202016

RAV4

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V577000 (visibility/ wiper); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #9

Oct 012015

RAV4

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V5770000 (visibility) was received in October of 2015. After contacting the dealer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 03/04/16

- Cedar Falls, IA, USA

problem #8

Sep 122015

RAV4

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V577000 (visibility/wiper); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Hernando, FL, USA

problem #7

Nov 022015

RAV4

  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that the wipers were not operating correctly. The passenger side wiper did not fully descend properly. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V577000 (visibility/wiper); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 12,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Lodi, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 012015

RAV4

  • 40,000 miles
The drivers side sunvisor started to drop down and will not stay in the up position. We (hunband and sons) have all hit our heads on the on this dangling sunvisor several times. The frame of this sunvisor is very hard and it almost gave me a headache. My a the drives head is hit hard enough during a sudden stop this thing could knock the drive out cold. My husband and two sons who are a little taller than I, they have a difficult time seeing out of the front windshield because the visor will not stay up or back againt the windshield. The broken brackett in the sunvisor could cause a serious accident. I have researched sunvisors on the Toyota vehicles and found there has been several unanswered complaints about the sunvisors.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

problem #5

Jan 292015

RAV4

  • 30,000 miles
Warming up the car in the am because of ice on the windshield the windshield cracked on the driver side about 2" from the bottom traveled across to passenger side and back down.

- Glenwood, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jun 272013

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
2012 Toyota Rav4 rear cargo door window shattered, and glass fell inside vehicle and outside vehicle. This occured while car was parked, and the drivers door was being closed. Vehicle had been in garage, no visible damage to rear window had been noted. I feel it is a defect in the glass, as several others have been reported; however Toyota feels differently, as I can't prove there was a defect in the glass, since the glass is in a million pieces inside my vehicle and on the garage floor. I am fairly sure a space alien came down and hit the back glass sharply, exactly at the moment I was closing the drivers door...but I can't prove that either.

- Farmers Branch, TX, USA

problem #3

May 252013

RAV4

  • miles
The rear side window (not the rear passenger window - the stationary one to the trunk) spontaneously exploded when I closed the driver side door after getting into the car. The car was parked in my enclosed garage. There was nothing hitting the window and the window was not chipped or cracked before the explosion. 90% of the glass is on the garage floor indicating an explosion vs implosion. The car was not even running at the time. Air pressure inside an enclosed car should not cause a window to explode. Outside temperature 62. The car was less than a year old!

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 032012

RAV4

  • 1,500 miles
I opened the vehicle trunk to place a small box inside. When I shut the trunk door, the glass on the passenger-side, rear quarter panel shattered. The location was particularly troubling because the window was located directly behind my infant's car seat. There were no prior scratches or cracks on the pane. Also, there was nothing on or near the glass that would have contributed to the incident.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 222012

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 1,200 miles
Vehicle is only a few weeks old and the windshield began developing a crack from the passanger side spreading towards the center of and down towards the bottom of the passanger side.

- Tonawanda, NY, USA

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