definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,924 miles

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2014 Toyota RAV4 drivetrain problems

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2014 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 112016

RAV4 4-cyl

  • 34,000 miles


Recently I was driving my 2014 Rav4 near downtown tampa on adamo drive and was taking a left turn, and suddenly I heard some kind of noise and felt like my vehicle went dead without any electrical power and it started reversing on it's own and spun to right. Fortunately since I was taking a turn I was hardy at a speed of about 10 mph and hence my front right passenger side door & head light etc. Got damaged and there was a very minimal damage to the front fender on the driver side of the vehicle behind our Rav4. For the same reason none of us - either myself, my front co-passenger or the driver of the vehicle behind our Rav4 were physically hurt and were very safe after this incident. The driver of the vehicle behind our Rav4 informed that he heard a kind of strange sound and saw our Rav4 reversing & turning right, and he moved away into the right lane. The police officer, who has come also informed that she has come across this kind of incidents with Toyota vehicles recently, and did not give me citation after reviewing my incident free driving record and also she could not find reason for this freak incident which looks more like a mechanical defect of my Rav4, and advised to take to Toyota dealer for further investigation & resolution. On further research we found that there is a serious recall - "electrical power assist system" (eps) for 2014 Rav4 which was identified & documented by Toyota on 03/13/2015 but was not notified to the customers. We have contacted Toyota company, complained about this incident, informed the recall and we are waiting for a response from Toyota after a thorough investigation, computer data analysis from our Rav4. I am herewith attaching the documentation for the recall. I am very much worried & concerned about this incident, since it is of very serious safety issue. Please review and reply as soon as possible. Thank you in advance.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 042016


  • 24,973 miles
This is regarding rav4ev - electric car. I had ~50miles left on the battery and yet I lost traction middle of the road a month ago. Radio and all other things were fine. I had the dashboard say "check ev system". I had to pull over and thankfully I was on the right most lane when it happened. So I called sos and had to tow the car to the service center. They replaced drive unit, traction motor and negative motor. Whole thing took almost good 3.5 weeks. I got the recall taken care last Aug 2015 - so this issue is after the recall. Now, I don't have any confidence with the vehicle. What if this thing happens on the freeway? I am pretty scared. I have one more year on the lease.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 092015


  • 9,800 miles
While making a turn under 10 mph the vehicle suddenly accelerated with the foot off the accelerator pedal. This has happened 3 times with 2 trips to the dealership right after. Dealer could not find anything wrong. Only a quick reaction onto the brake pedal stopped the car from hitting something. 2 of the times the vehicle was turning up a slight hill. This needs to be investigated since Toyota can't find an issue, a un-experienced driver may not react fast enough to prevent an accident.

- Greensburg, PA, USA

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