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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,467 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2012 Toyota RAV4 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 122014

RAV4 4-cyl

  • miles


The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V054000 (electronic stability control, service brakes, hydraulic) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that the parts needed were not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced the failure. Updated 6/8/15 the consumer stated the vehicle was finally repaired. Updated 06/17/15.

- Falmouth, ME, USA

problem #2

Dec 162013

RAV4 6-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
I can not give the info. That you are asking me about the damage of my vehicle in the above question, because it keeps deleting my answers. On this past 12/16/2013 at 3:15pm I was pulled over behind a Chevy, trailblaizer waiting for a emergency vehicle to pass by, suddenly my new rav-4 decided that it wanted to go for a fast ride, wether I liked it, or not.I looked down at my feet to see what was the cause of the problem and I had my foot on the brake all the way to the floor. By the time I looked back-up, it was to late for me to pull-up onto the emergency brake, or put into (N).this was my third incedent with this happening, every body keeps saying that this happened on 12/19/2013, not so ! on 01/11/2013 I almost killed a girl pushing a baby carriage and holding hands with her little boy in a crosswalk at 12/30 pm.I reported this to Toyota and they investigated it and said, "all 14 accidents where my fault, because of the matts on my floor."I just had my insurance co. Investigate it the other day.I don't have all the results back yet! rockingham Toyota and Scion, nh. Sold me this car, I gave them two trade-ins, a 2010 camaro ss, rs, and my 2002 Toyota Tundra which I brought to them that night for a recall on my truck, to replace the rotted-out frame, and rotted-out rear brakes.they said no to fixing my brakes, and I had the recall letter to show them.did not help! so they sold me this lemmon, and sent me a check in the mail for $23,000.I got ripped-off, they closed the dealership while I was signing papers, and they would not let me near my truck and camaro.he said "come back tomorrow to get your belongings out of them".I went back the next day, and was told that I was to late, the autos are on a train write now, heading to me please !

- Dracut, MA, USA

problem #1

Sep 032013

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 8,400 miles
Brakes failed to work. Would not stop.

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

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