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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,490 miles

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2013 Toyota RAV4 EV drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2013 Toyota RAV4 EV Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 132014


  • 5,490 miles


While driving approximately 70 mph in the hov lane of the 405 fwy, an error message appeared stating that the car was in "neutral". I tried to shift it into "drive" but it would not respond. Since there was no room in the center divider to pull over, I coasted as safely as possible to the right through 5 lanes of traffic and stopped on the right shoulder. I restarted the car and it ran fine after that. There was a message indicating an ev system error and indicated I should immediately take the car to an authorized dealer, which I did. The dealer replaced the motor and the problem has not returned.

- Tustin, CA, USA

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