really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,000 miles

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2005 Toyota RAV4 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 252014

RAV4 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


Dealer claims part is not available, but Toyota tells me parts are at other dealers. Dealer: Lou fuse Toyota, St. Louis this has been going on for several months.

- Maplewood, MO, USA

problem #2

Nov 292012


  • 128,000 miles
The lower control arm in the recall from Toyota broke away, from what we found and were told by people who inspected the car from the insurance company for their law suit against Toyota. The drivers side tire made a noise when it rolled back. We impacted the center divider at 60-65 mph. There was no way to compensate and steer away it happened so quickly. The safety belts hurt on impact and our knees took the impact. At impact the front end of the car was torn away and destroyed from the radiator to the front drivers side door. The drivers side door was warped and the car wrinkled all the way back to the drivers side rear quarter panel. Inside the back of the car panels for storage all popped out.the electric windows would not operate when the troopers came. The insurance company determined the car was a total loss. Toyota ignored our attempt to resolve our complaint without litigation so we are suing Toyota for our losses and injuries.

- Gloversville, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 182009


  • 35,000 miles
I have a 2005 Rav4 now with 35,000 mileage and I experienced an unusual mechanical issue that may have safety implications! in December 2009 I went to replace all four tires on my vehicle at a sears auto shop and had requested the recommended wheel alignment. The mechanic found the mechanisms on the vehicle that facilitates alignment was inoperative as it was found to be seized up, for both front and rear wheel alignments! sears informed me to take the vehicle to my Toyota dealer for alignment. I took the vehicle to the Toyota dealer that does all my scheduled maintenance since I bought the new vehicle for them to do the alignment. They were also unable to do the alignment for the same reason sears were unable to do it. The Toyota dealership said that they needed to replace the mechanisms and that they have to remove the undercarriage of the vehicle to get to the alignment mechanisms and to replace the mechanisms. I complained to the dealership that since I bought the vehicle they had been servicing the vehicle according to their recommended servicing schedule and they should have noticed the condition of the mechanism. They said the car has too many parts and that they could not check all the parts; and moreover, the alignment mechanisms, they said, are not visible from an undercarriage inspection. Was this defect a safety matter" has there been other complaints about alignment mechanisms for Toyota vehicles"

- Maplewood, NJ, USA

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