Notes: The 2013 RAV4's top complaint is that the navigation screen is impossible to see in direct sunlight.

While certainly an annoyance, it's not a big deal in the world of car problems. Luckily the fix is a $10 anti-glare screen cover.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,646 miles

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2013 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Apr 132013

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds during the day, she was unable to see the navigation screen due to an intense glare, even on cloudy days. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 6 and the current mileage was 1,000. Updated 6/4/13 updated 06/13/2013

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 152013

RAV4 4-cyl

  • miles
Bought new Rav4 Toyota 2013 last month with navigation. Screen barely visible. Dealer notified Toyota field representative who does not know to repair. Dealer say it is indeed a problem and could cause accidents. I also have a 2012 Toyota highlander which has a perfectly clear screen Toyota telephoned me but not encouraging.

- Cape Elizabeth, ME, USA

problem #3

Mar 182013


  • 200 miles
I bought a new 2013 rav 4 with Toyota navigation. On any sunny day it is impossible to read the map due to the glare. I plan on complaining to the dealership this week.

- Hillside, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 052013

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 120 miles
2 separate episodes of unintended acceleration in a brand new car dealer unable to verify defect.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 232013


  • 20 miles
Purchased new 2013 Rav4 on 23 Mar 13. The entune navigation display (both day and night mode) is very difficult to see in bright daylight (in day mode) or at night time (in night mode). This is a serious distraction when using the navigation and results in the driver having to avert eyes to Focus on the display longer than necessary for details. This could result in an accident. A normal display would not have these issues. I have examined another brand new Rav4 with the same issue. The dealer also replaced my entune system; the problem still persists. It is a design flaw. Please prevail upon Toyota to fix this with either a hardware or software update.

- Lumberton, TX, USA

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