pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,300 miles

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2010 Toyota RAV4 drivetrain problems

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2010 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 022010

RAV4 6-cyl

  • 2,300 miles


I have a 2010 Toyota rav 4, V6. AWD. Several times I have inadvertently accelerated when I attempted to apply the brakes. Each time I was able to determine that the cause of the unintended acceleration was that my foot was overlapping the brake pedal and was also depressing the acceleration pedal at the same time. The acceleration was overriding the braking until I released pressure on the brake pedal. This is a very serious safety issue! last week I almost killed a mother and her young child during a parking situation. I was traveling at about 5mph when I intended to come to a slow stop outside a nose in parking spot. The young mother was tieing the shoestrings of her youngster near the outside middle of the parking spot I intended to use. My car was traveling directly toward her when I slowly depressed the brake pedal. The car started to accelerate! I immediately recognized the problem and stopped the car by shifting my right foot to the left which allowed me to apply pressure to the brake pedal without simultaneously depressing the accelerator pedal! we stopped about 8 feet from the mother and child. Had I not experienced this problem several times before and therefore had known how to correct it, my response would have been to depress the brake pedal even more. I could easily have driven over the mother and her child! I am aware that Toyota has a recall on many of its products because of unintentional accelerations; but I am unaware of any investigations the Focus on the cause of my near-fatal incident. I am certain that some of the accidents reported on the rav 4, V6 are attributable to the lack of adequate separation between the brake and accelerator pedals! this must be investigated and fixed immediately! I reported this incident to Toyota usa gilbert dyer, torrence ca on June 4, 2010 with the request that he forward it to the highest level at Toyota. It demands immediate attention!!!!

- Blaine, WA, USA

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