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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,434 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2014 Toyota RAV4 EV electrical problems

electrical problem

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2014 Toyota RAV4 EV Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 302015


  • 27,217 miles


Was driving in city at about 30 mph, car stopped having propulsion, stopped with a shudder and warnings lights pop up. "check ev system" was able to reset the computer by powering off/on for 3 cycles to make it over to the curb. Called tow to Transport to the dealer. Send me away after resetting the error message in the computer. Week later it happened again backing out of a parking spot. Now Toyota is blaming my add ons like charge indicator (showing volts/amps of the J1772 input) and the fact I fitted a trailer hitch (for a bike rack). Which has absolutely nothing to do with the electrical propulsion system.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012014


  • 3,650 miles
While charging the car at a schneider public charging station, extreme heat and electrical arcing resulted in heat/burning damage to the vehicle and damage to the charging station. Prior to the incident, while charging at the same public schneider charging station, on many occasions, I noticed an electrical burning smell and heat.

- Redwood City, CA, USA

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