Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2013 RAV4's top complaint is that the navigation screen is impossible to see in direct sunlight.

While certainly an annoyance, it's not a big deal in the world of car problems. Luckily the fix is a $10 anti-glare screen cover.

9.2

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,760 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.

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2013 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 242014

RAV4

  • 8,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that the instrument cluster failed several times and all the gauges and warning lamps flickered. The dealer was notified of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V143000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available for several months. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 8,000.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 042013

RAV4

  • miles
2013 Toyota rav 4. consumer writes in regards to dashboard speedometer design flaw. The consumer stated the dashboard speedometer was set back into a tunnel that did not illuminate when the ignition was turned on. While driving during the daylight hours, the consumer was forced to turn on the night driving light in order to see the speedometer.

- Croton-On-Hudson, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 312013

RAV4

  • 650 miles
The 2013 Toyota Rav4 has no dash lights around the speedometer in the daytime. The speedometer sits back in the dash and you can not see your speed at a glance. Therefore you can find yourself going faster than the safe speed limit. At night it lights up and is fine. This is a safety issue.

- Glen Allen, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 012013

RAV4

  • miles
2013 Toyota rav 4. consumer writes in regards to a defect in the instrument panel lighting. The consumer stated he was unable to see the instrument panel during daylight hours. The dealer informed the consumer the display panel back light only illuminated when the headlights were on. Even if the headlights were turned on during the day, the instrument panel was only marginally illuminated and the brightness control thumbwheel had very little effect.

- Grayson, GA, USA

problem #1

May 202013

RAV4

  • 150 miles
Navigation screen difficult to see in most lighting conditions. Must take more than brief glance at nav screen to determine freeway markings, intersections, street names or search for radio station. Has possibility for becoming great distraction.

- Meridian, ID, USA

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