definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,167 miles

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2006 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 232014


  • 102,000 miles


I was driving on the highway about 60 mph and power steering went out. Car made a noise and all the dashboard lights came on like it was sliding on ice, no bad weather that day. Could not turn steering wheel and speedometer went to 0 and would not work the rest of the journey. Made it to the Toyota dealership where I was told nothing was wrong, and it was "the cold weather" that probably caused it. They ran a few tests but nothing was done to the car. No answers to my problem and nothing happened since. But now I am worried because of the recent recall and makes me think this incident was related.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 202006

RAV4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
First day I had car, I got gas, went to the mall, came out and 3 lights were on, my vcd, 4WD, and check engine. Brought car in was told faulty gas cap. Ordered me a new gas cap, a day later same thing, brought it back told they needed car for day to analyze, told I needed charcoal cylinder, had replaced a day later same thing again. Brought back told needed for a day again, this time they replaced the gas tank, day later lights on again, this time tightened up gaskets, day later, lights on again. This car is a lemon.

- Douglassville, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 152006

RAV4 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
My 2006 Rav4 has daytime running lights (drl) along with the optitron dash (lcd dash that is lit whenever the car is running - as opposed to the dashboard being lit only when the headlights are turned on). On the Rav4 Toyota only provides a small icon to let you know when your headlights are on. With the optitron dash and daytime running lights I am able to get into my car at night, see the lighted dash and light coming from the headlights and erroneously believe that my full nighttime headlights are on (instead of the daytime running lights). The problem with this setup is my tail lights are not on. I feel that this is a safety issue as running w/O tail lights at night could cause rear-end collisions. Rather than provide Rav4 owners with a small dashboard indicator showing when the headlights are lit, Toyota should include; either an indicator that shows when the headlights are not on, or include auto-on headlights for vehicles with drl and optitron dashboards.

- Chelmsford, MA, USA

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