really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 miles

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2016 Toyota RAV4 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 052016


  • 7,700 miles


On December 5, 2016 I was involved in an accident. My vehicle was struck in the left front fender by another vehicle. Impact was direct as the other vehicle struck mine at a ninety degree angle causing extensive damage to the fender and left front wheel assembly. Impact forced my vehicle off the highway and into a concrete pillar supporting a steel lightpole. I was travelling about 30 mph at time of impact with the concrete pillar. Sudden impact caused the rear of my vehicle to leave the ground. This was the direct response to the sudden stop. Air bags did not deploy. At the time of accident I was travelling on a highway and in motion. Vehicle was equipped with driver, passenger and side airbags.

- West Chesterfield, NH, USA

problem #3

Aug 302016


  • 600 miles

- Murphy, NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 122016


  • 700 miles
The contact owned a 2016 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that when the brake pedal was depressed, all of the air bags deployed without warning. As a result, the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle and the front passenger air bag deployed and metal fragments ejected from the air bags along with a yellow powder. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was towed to an auto body shop where it was deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 700.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #1

May 312016


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Toyota Rav4. While driving approximately 30 mph, another vehicle crashed into the front driver side of the contact's vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The driver and passenger sustained multiple injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000.

- Plano, TX, USA

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