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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,855 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2012 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012012


  • miles


Driver door an D window and coordinated lock are out of sync: Drive about 1 mile and lock closes like sound of bullet. Had begun about 6 mos. Following purchase (Aug, 2012). Taking to dealer tomorrow & leaving car until properly repaired! this is a Toyota Rav4 (2012), purchased new.

- Warren, , MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 212012

RAV4 6-cyl

  • 7,710 miles
Driver side window spontaneously exploded and shattered, sending glass particles throughout the passenger compartment. Driver sustained small cut to left middle finger. Road conditions were sunny and dry without road hazards. No other vehicles in vicinity. No gravel on road. Window appeared to be intact prior to this spontaneous incident.

- Evergreen, CO, USA

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