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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,000 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.

2013 Toyota RAV4 accessories - interior problems

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2013 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 082013


  • 13,000 miles


I got my new Toyota Rav4 2013 early in 2013. On the second day I owned it I noticed that the three tall and broad rear seat head rests obscured at least one-third of my view out the rear window. I took them out and have kept them out so I can have clear vision to the rear. It never occurred to me that the tall and broad head rest on the passenger seat also obscured my view out to the right. I side-swiped another car early in August, afterward telling the insurance adjuster that I did not see the car at all, had no idea of where it had come from. It wasn't until several weeks later that I realized that I had not seen the other car because the passenger seat head rest obscured my 'over the shoulder view' to the right. I realize that these head rests are presumed to prevent neck whiplash injuries. As it happens I am a physician and fully understand the danger of whiplash injury. But head rests such as these, at least in the Toyota rav 4 2013, are very dangerous as they obscure the driver's vision both to the rear and to the right.

- Shawnee, KS, USA

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