really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
233 miles

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2016 Toyota RAV4 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 072016


  • 200 miles


The contact owns a 2016 Toyota Rav4. The contact struck a curb while driving and all the warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the electrical system was no longer in alignment. The vehicle could not be repaired. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was confirmed that the electrical system needed to be updated and realigned. The vehicle was repaired; however, the dealer stated that there were additional failures that were not disclosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 200. The VIN was not provided.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 312016


  • miles
My 2016 Toyota rav 4 check engine light came on.. I took it in for service and the mechanic said that a rodent chewed the wires and that the entire engine wire harness needs to be replaced for 2080. Also that the warranty doesn't cover it even though it's only 7 months old and they know it's do to faulty wires or using soy products.

- Glenside, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 182016


  • 500 miles
Toyota Rav4 limited-at all times of incidences this vehicle was in motion. Safety issue!!! 1. I purchased the vehicle March 26, 2016, to commute to new job. 2. highway-warning 1 on apx 4/4 Monday (9 days after purchase) "check Toyota park assist have vehicle checked by a dealer" the cause was snow on sensors....since we are in Montana there will be snow on sensors at least 8 months a year. 4. highway-warning 2 on apx 4/18/16 "AWD system malffunction 2 wheeldrive mode engaged dealer said loose gas cap caused this. 5. hiway-apx 4/12/16-4/14/16 I was passing a double car hauler. The car hauler was going about 50-60 on incline around a corner. I was going 80 (speed limit) with 2 vehicles behind me at the same speed. We were all passing the car hauler. All of a sudden warning sounds in front of car went off and car braked to almost an immediate stop then alarms in back of cars were going off because the cars behind me were coming up on my rear. I pressed the gas and the brake and nothing, turned the wheel toward left and car started to go. I am fearful of this vehicle. I am a widow and am afraid to put my children in it. I parked the car after this incident and contacted Toyota manufacturer. They rejected repurchase. I had been in constant contact with dealer (over 20 logged calls and almost 100 texts) they offered to trade vehicle at $28K for a vehicle that was 2 weeks old. I owed $34K on it. That is a loss of $6000 in 2 weeks on a vehicle with safety issues. The car had 63 miles on it when I drove it off the lot, I drove from dealership to home which was 225+ miles. Then I commuted from home to new job from (80 miles each way to work) from March 28-April 18=16 work days and 1 or 2 overtime days/visit friends (3,168 miles) I am at about 3,300 miles now.

- Helena, MT, USA

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