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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,300 miles

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2012 Toyota RAV4 EV fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 222014


  • 8,300 miles


While driving 35 on a local road, the vehicle lost all power to the propulsion system. Power steering and brakes worked as I was lucky to be able to coast safely to a turnout. The vehicle warning light saying "check ev system, have dealer check immediately" was illuminated on the information display. This is a common problem for the Rav4 ev as the Toyota and Tesla parts have trouble maintaining communication with each other within a part called the gateway ECM. My car was serviced by the dealer after this incident, where they updated the firmware loaded on the gateway ECM.

- Granite Bay, CA, USA

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