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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 1 of 2)

problem #38

Feb 222016

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 numbers: 15V577000 (visibility/wiper) and 16V096000 (seat belts). The parts needed for the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #37

Sep 172015

RAV4

  • 9,000 miles
This recall was initially issued on Sept.17, 2015. As of Oct. 11, 2016 no fix has been issued. A year is more than sufficient time for Toyota to come up with a repair method and implementation. To date, nothing has been done.

- Land O Lakes, FL, USA

problem #36

Sep 172015

RAV4

  • miles
I received a recall notice regarding water dripping onto the windshield wiper motor link. Over time this problem can cause corrosion & wear @ the wiper motor link joint resulting in separation of the wiper link from the wiper motor crank arm. Recall date was 9-17-15 (over a year). I would like to have this remedied immediately to avoid loss of my wiper and a corrosion problem.

- Maple Valley, WA, USA

problem #35

Oct 042016

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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Ararat, VA, USA

problem #34

Sep 282016

RAV4

  • miles
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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Henderson, NV, USA

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problem #33

Feb 012016

RAV4

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V577000 (visibility/wiper); however, the parts to do the repair were 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.

- New London, OH, USA

problem #32

Sep 302015

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 parts to do the repair were 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 VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Crested Butte, CO, USA

problem #31

Aug 082016

RAV4

  • miles
Received recall notice in late 2015. Part needed to satisfy recall as of Aug. 2016 is still not available at local dealer. Worried about possible failure of wipers during travel.

- Bayport, NY, USA

problem #30

Sep 142015

RAV4

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V233000 (visibility); however, the remedy was not yet available. 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 VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- North Ridgeville, OH, USA

problem #29

Jul 092016

RAV4

  • miles
I own a 2012 Toyota Rav4. I received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V096000 (seat belts) and 15V577000 (visibility/wiper), but have been unable to obtain the part from the dealer for an unreasonable amount of time. The manufacturer was unable to provide a specific date when the parts would be available. I have not experienced a failure.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #28

Sep 102015

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 numbers: 16V096000 (seat belts) and 15V577000 (visibility/wiper), but was unable to obtain the part from the dealer for an unreasonable amount of time. The manufacturer was unable to provide a specific date when the parts would be available. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #27

Jul 062016

RAV4

  • miles
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 repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mentone, CA, USA

problem #26

Nov 062015

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.

- Lancaster, SC, USA

problem #25

May 022016

RAV4 6-cyl

  • miles
2012 Toyota rav 4. consumer writes in regards to no remedy available to repair windshield motor corrosion recall notice. Recall # 15V577000.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #24

Mar 042016

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that the parts were not available for NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V096000 (seat belts) and 15V577000(visibility/wipers). The manufacturer was contacted and was unable to provide a time frame the part would be supplied to the dealer. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 07/12/16

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #23

Apr 072015

RAV4

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4. While driving at various speeds, the windshield wipers failed to function. As a result, the contact's visibility was reduced. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V577000 (visibility/wiper) and 16V096000 (seat belts). The parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 38,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #22

Sep 302015

RAV4

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V096000 (seat belts) and 15V577000 (visibility/wiper). The parts needed for the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Monterey Park, CA, USA

problem #21

Apr 112016

RAV4

  • 93,232 miles
Driving in heavy rain on the interstate. Windshield wipers just quit. Very scary! scared my 4 year old tremendously. Was taken to independent shop for repair. Then found out about recall. Same issue as recall states. Link broke for wipers and motor arm. Had to replace wiper transmission.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #20

Oct 202015

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 06/29/16

- Greeneville, TN, USA

problem #19

Jul 222015

RAV4

  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that the air conditioning unit failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was discovered that the parts needed for the repair were not available. The contact was advised by the dealer that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V577000 (visibility). The dealer stated that the parts were not yet available to any of the dealers. A recall notice was also received for NHTSA campaign number: 16V096000 (seat belts). The contact called the dealer and was advised that the parts for the recall were also not available and could not provide a time frame in which the parts would become available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 24,000. Updated 06/23/16

- Iseilin, NJ, USA

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