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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.

9.7

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
663 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 #2

Dec 012013

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 50 miles

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

The navigation screen is totally unuseable in daylight. Screen is flat and exposed to sun. Driver has to lean way over and hold right hand over the screen to get any visibility at all. Even then it's too difficult to see, not to mention the danger of leaning over, using the right hand to screen, and staring at the screen rather than the road. Terrible terrible design. Toyota will not address the problem. $1500 mistake for anyone who purchased this add-on.

- Potomac, MD, USA

problem #1

May 082014

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 1,276 miles
I purchased the 2013 Rav4 limited with navigation and a blind spot monitor, however I do not believe the monitor works correctly, it does not give any indication that something (another vehicle) is approaching until the vehicle is at the side door of my vehicle, way too late to make an adjustment to your changing lanes. I have had it back to my Toyota dealers two times, on the first visit the car was in for a 6 month check up and I said something about it at the time, but nothing shows on my visit that it was checked so I assumed that it was corrected. After that visit I realized that the blind spot monitor was still not working, so on my one year inspection and check up I specifically asked for the blind spot monitor to be checked again. This time when I got my bill for the Pennsylvania emissions test I noted the blind sport monitor was not part of my repair bill, so I questioned the service rep, who explained there was no adjustment for this part. I went to the sales manager about it and she said she would have Toyota contact me. When I was not contacted by Toyota I sent a email to Toyota owners web site and made a compliant, they responded that I should take it back to the Toyota dealer and tell them I need an adjustment on the blind spot monitor, which I did, when I returned to pick up my Rav4 I was told they could not find any problem and there was nothing could be done. My compliant is if it is not adjustable then it is a safety issue that should be looked into. Thank you

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

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