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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,500 miles

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2016 Toyota RAV4 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 072016


  • miles


This safety issue which I have seen mentioned by many other buyers online and have personally seen on a 2015 Rav4 consists of two pieces of plastic molding on the dash board which appear to be designed to look like shiny metal moldings but exhibit a very dangerous glare from both the front and side reflections from the sun. Even when wearing sunglasses it can make it difficult to see where you are going. I showed this issue to the salesmen and he could see it too. He said that he would try and find the phone number for a Toyota representative and call him about the problem. After not hearing back from him I returned a few days later and he told me that no one at the dealership could locate his number. He then talked to his manager and returned to tell me that his manager would send an email to the regional representative to see if anything could be done about the problem. It has been many weeks now and I have not heard back from anyone about resolving this safety issue.

- Providence, UT, USA

problem #1

Apr 162016


  • 3,000 miles
The sunroof exploded while driving down the highway. No rock was seen before it happened and the glass was curved outward when we stopped to look at it. Fortunately, the visor/cover was below it so the glass shards did not spray into our faces. It sounded like a bomb went off. This is extremely dangerous and we have no option but to have the sunroof replaced. It would be wise to always drive with the sunroof cover over the glass to protect yourself.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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