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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,600 miles

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2014 Toyota RAV4 body / paint problems

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2014 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 102016


  • 0 miles


Rav4 2014 back seat passenger doors have sharp edges and have hit my 2.5 yrs old daughter many times. It is a dangerous edge and it comes at the height of 2.5 to 3 year olds when they try to get in the back seat. I have to be always looking after it to be cautious. It could lead to a dangerous event if not prevented. Toyota should provide guard to cover those sharp edges as it is a family vehicle and safety should be top priority. Even for adults it can cause sharp cut which would be a casualty if not prevented. Please take a look into this. Appreciate your help on this thanks

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 292015


  • 20,000 miles
Car 1 cut in front of car 2, car 3 (ours) stopped 1 car length away, when started to drive past the crash suddenly car 4 slammed into car 3 (ours) and pushed my wife's car into car 2 and car 2 into car 1 again. Airbag failed to deploy, seat belt locked and ems had to get my wife out. When this happened my wife was driving on I95 heading South just passing exit 60 hypoluxo dr at about 45mph when she was able to stop. She was going less than 5 mph when she was hit by car 4....updated 11/05/15

- Royal Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 162014


  • 2,400 miles
The bottom of all four door where the door at the bottom meets the harden rubber or plastic. Looking at the doors from the outside it would always be in the lower right corners at where the curved part of the door meets the straight piece running along the bottom. Each of these corners are extremely sharp and have caused upon closing by wind to cut the calf of the led, which led to opening two blood vessels, requiring emergency attention and stitches. Have checked at least 10 other Rav4's same models same year in addition to four on two separate dealer lots. All have the same issue.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 012014


  • miles
On business and vacation, coming from la to atlanta...I was driving speed limit in far left lane, on interstate, in lagrange, ga, a truck coming onto the interstate merging from far right loss control because she was speeding and the roads were slick from a light rain, she fishtailed from the far right, crossing the right lane and coming head on in opposite direction of traffic, hitting my rental vehicle..rav 4. hit us head on...the airbags popped out everywhere, blocking escape exits, we thought the truck would catch afire, because of smoke smell, we tried to get out, all doors on the left of the vehicle would not open, although it wasn't hit in any way, had to crawl over seats and under airbags to escape on the right side of vehicle. Even the hatch back door at rear of vehicle would not open at all. We just barely escaped with our lives, and injuries, because if we didn't push the right side doors we would have been trapped.

- Denham Springs, LA, USA

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