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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,250 miles

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2012 Toyota RAV4 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2012 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012016


  • 36,000 miles


Sudden onset intermittent hard shaking vibration and metal-like loud rattling coming from driver back wheel/axel region begins at 35-40mph (when driving straight on residential roads, especially when road is rough). Feels like something under that corner of the car is going to crack apart/cave in. Is this same rear suspension issue that the 2006-2011 Rav4 was recalled for?

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 012012


  • 500 miles
My rear suspension periodically thumps a few minutes after I start driving the vehicle and is most noticeable on a dirt roads. It sounds like a rock is hitting the underside of the car, but I know it is not a rock! it only does it once. It's like the suspension is binding and then releases after a certain distance down the road.

- Lyons, CO, USA

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