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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 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.

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2012 Toyota RAV4 EV engine problems

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2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 022015


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4 ev. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for a manufacturer's recall remedy. Five days after the recall remedy was performed, the contact experienced unintended acceleration. While driving in a parking lot at 5 mph, the vehicle surged forward to a high speed without warning. The vehicle crashed over a median, a concrete barrier, and into a parked vehicle. The driver sustained minor whiplash, but no medical attention was required. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and the contact waited over three weeks for the manufacturer's engineer to provide an analysis on how the failure occurred. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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