Wheel Problems of Toyota RAV4
Toyota RAV4 owners have reported 26 problems associated with wheel (under the wheel category).
#1 - Wheel problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4
The car was a 2008 Toyota Rav4. The VIN of this vehicle was JTMBK31V28_. Rear suspension arm broken while traveling approx. 70 mph. There was a high probability of a rollover with this incident. Three separate times the vehicle made a very sharp jerks toward the ditch/median. The only reason we did not rollover was the driver at the time was very experienced and had to fight to gain control of the vehicle. The failure date was 05/23/2013.
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#2 - Wheel problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle is a 2008 Toyota Rav4. The VIN of the problem Rav4 is JTMBD33V98_. Alloy wheel rims started to become rusty 2 years after purchasing and are getting worse. This issue happened on Aug. 23, 2010.
#3 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle was a 2007 Toyota Rav4. There was crash involved with this problem. We were driving 55mph on highway 168 in north carolina north towards virginia coming home from vacation in the outer banks, nc. We were driving in left lane passing a Jeep, pulling a small trailer, in the right lane when we heard a pop and the car started to swerve to the right. Our car struck the Jeep on the driver's side turning the Jeep so it ended up in front of us. Both vehicles finally came to a stop after I applied the brakes. After checking on the passengers (my wife, two children and our dog) in our car and Jeep passengers, I went to move the car at the request of the police and the driver's side rear tire collapsed in at the top at about a 45 degree angle. Thankfully nobody was hurt. After having the car put onto the flat bed tow truck by aaa, the aaa employee and I could see under the car and noticed the rear tie rod was completely separate in two pieces. Received a preliminary recall from Toyota back in October/November about the tie rod. Took the car to our dealership, in November. They inspected it and said nothing was wrong so it didn't need to be replaced. The car is currently waiting to be fixed by my insurance company and I have filed a incident report with Toyota, who will be looking at the car. This issue happened on 06/22/13.
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#4 - Wheel problem of the 2006 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle involved is a 2006 Toyota Rav4. Crash was involved with this problem. On Wednesday, January 30th, around 6 p. M. Est, I was driving home from work, going approximately 40-45 mph, when suddenly I lost control of my vehicle (2006 Rav4, standard not sport). Fortunately, I was able to get the car off to the shoulder after about 30 seconds of swerving and inability to control the car. There was no physical damage to my person, car or anyone else, but as you can probably imagine, I was – and continue to be- very shaken up over what happened, and how much worse it could have been had I been on a more congested highway, going at a faster speed. A woman, who was driving behind me, stopped and helped me out and witnessed how out of control my car was. She thought I had hit a deer (it was very dark, foggy and rainy, as well). Ironically, I had just received a recall notice from Toyota not even a few days earlier. I was away the previous week and it arrived while I was out of town. I had the recall in my physical possession for a total of 4 days, one of which was not a business day. I had had my tires changed and aligned over a year ago (I’d have to get back to you on the exact date, but I’m fairly certain it was Dec. 2011 or January 2012). At this time, according to the Toyota recall notice, an additional step needed to be taken in order to prevent backlash at the threaded portion of the arm, followed by rust. If this occurred, thread would wear, causing the arm to separate, which could result in the loss of the vehicle. The same night of the incident, I had my car towed to the dealership where I purchased it and the next morning, January 31st, they confirmed that what had happened to my car was indeed because of the recall. This means that I had been driving my car around to my own detriment for over a year, without any idea that there was a potential safety hazard to myself or my six year old daughter. It was 01/30/13 when this wheel issue occurred.
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#5 - Wheel problem of the 2009 Toyota RAV4
The car involved was a 2009 Toyota Rav4. Since this car was bought on sept 18, 2009 it has had a shimmy problem. Dealer could never find anything wrong but would do an alignment and tire rotation when he took it in for an oil change at 19,265 mi on Nov 8, 2011, they told my father he needed tires and that a lug nut was missing. He took it down the block to a tire shop who stated the car was unsafe to drive without at least 2 new tires and an alignment. Then on may 20, 2012 replaced the other 2 tires at 23,192 mi. He has had problems with the lug nuts replacing 3 different ones now. The last lug nut that was missing the lug stud was broken also. When I took it to the dealer to be to have 2 of the recalls fixed and the lug stud replaced on Nov 30, 2012 they even said these Rav4's have been having these issues. We just received a fifth recall notice, a second recall on the suspension. Corporate does not fill any of the above issues are related nor their responsibilty, that we need to go to the original tire manufacture regarding the tire issue, they also stated his warranty expired in sept 2012. My father has the 7yr-70,000 mile platinium warranty, (the last dealership I took it to also stated the warranty had expired on 9/12/2012). Toyota corp gave me the ph no for extra care extended warranty regarding the lack of coverage and said to was possible if we actually had the extended warranty that they could do something for us. When I spoke with them they stated the warranty was in the national system and had no reason as to why they'd question that. When I explained the continual problems he said corp needs to address. Everyone points the finger at others. The car currently has 26,900 mi. My father has been very ill the past 1 1/2 years and is unable to deal with these issues. My father hates this car, the dealership in vacaville purchased from & he does not feel safe driving this vehicle. This problem occurred on Fri., Sep. 18, 2009.
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#6 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle was a 2007 Toyota Rav4. Steel wheels are badly corroded to the extent that I am concerned about their integrity. Rusted steel is flaking off in strips. It was January 13, 2013 when this wheel issue happened.
#7 - Wheel problem of the 2010 Toyota RAV4
The car was a 2010 Toyota Rav4. One wheel stud on the front passenger side was broken. Apparently it was made of poor steel material. I checked internet and found this problem was also reported by many others. To our disappointment, so the manufacture and dealers are still not accepting the causation. I am thinking boycott Toyota since they are using cheap poor parts made in china. This wheel issue occurred Sat., Nov. 10, 2012.
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#8 - Wheel problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle is a 2008 Toyota Rav4. The VIN of the problem Rav4 is JTMBD33V58_. Rear wheel support failed. Wheel bent to the side causing loss of control and near accident. The mechanic reported that right rear end link bent. Right rear wheel tie rod have come off center nut and no thread remaining and right rear shock leaking. They replaced right rear-end link tie rod and shock. Performed wheel alignment. The same Toyota dealer performed prior alignment November 20, 2009. When I had the new alignment checked (buying new tires) just few days later I was told that the alignment was still off. The Toyota dealer refuse (by rescheduling appointments) to recheck the alignment and repair it. I was billed $729 and Toyota refused to consider that this was secondary to defect but claimed it was my fault that I must have hit the suspension even though that never happened. It was 07/24/2012 when this wheel issue occurred.
#9 - Wheel problem of the 2006 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle was a 2006 Toyota Rav4. VIN of the vehicle was JTMBD33V76_. Tl- the owner has a 2006 Toyota rav 4. The contact stated that he took the vehicle to an independent mechanic to repair his transmission when the mechanic notified him that the wheels needed to be replaced because they were rusted. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer was notified but provided no assistance. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000. Pmb. This wheel problem happened on Oct. 9, 2012.
#10 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
My 2007 Toyota Rav4 had a rear right wheel tie rod break while I was driving with my wife and our one year old child in the vehicle. We were on our way to see my wife's doctor for her medical condition at the time. Thankfully we had just made a turn on to the on-ramp of the garden state parkway and were moving at a relatively slow speed. I can't imagine what would have happened if we were traveling at highway speed when the tie rod broke, I might have lost control of the vehicle and had a terrible crash with serious injury (or worse) to our family and possibly other drivers on the road. After searching on the internet about Toyota Rav4 tie rod incidents, it seems that it has happened to other Rav4 drivers many times on all different model years of the vehicle. Just like us they all say they did not hit any pot holes or other objects to have caused the tie rod to break. This failing of tie rods on Rav4s seems like a manufacturing or design defect. Some action needs to be taken to address this issue before someone is killed or seriously injured from this tie rod failures on Toyota Rav4 vehicles. This issue happened on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.
#11 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The car involved was a 2007 Toyota Rav4. The VIN of this vehicle was JTMZD33V97_. Driver side steel wheel partially separated from hub due to shearing of 4 of 5 wheel lugs. Tested an additional wheel lug/nut on passenger rear wheel with torque wrench set at 85 lb-ft and it sheared off. Just prior to wheel separation, loud "pops" were heard which caused vehicle driver to reduce speed and shoulder the vehicle. No body damage, just shaken driver. All wheel nuts were properly torqued to factory specification of 85 lb-ft less than 3 months ago. The failure date was Saturday, March 10, 2012.
#12 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle had a crash. The vehicle is a 2007 Toyota Rav4. The contact was traveling 60 mph when the brakes were depressed after a gun shot like noise emitted from the rear of the vehicle. Another vehicle crashed into the contact's vehicle and something from the passenger's side of the vehicle detached along with part of the passenger side rear wheel. The vehicle was not destroyed. The crash caused no injuries, but the police were contacted and a report was filed. The manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 49,600 and the current mileage was unknown. It was 05/27/11 when this wheel issue happened.
#13 - Wheel problem of the 2006 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was JTMBD33V76_. I have a 2006 Toyota Rav4 w/40,000mi. And all 4 alloy wheels are corroded. They have been corroding for 1 1/2 to 2 years. The corrosion now has gone to the tpms and all 4 valves need to be replaced. I replaced the tires at 36,000 mi. And brought the car back 9 months later because the tires kept losing air. They told me all the valves were rotting at the stem and because of the design of the tpms had to be replaced. These are very costly repairs on a car that has never been abused and it just seems inferior products were used and I feel like my safety is in jeopardy if I take this car on the highway. Could you please investigate other Toyota owners for corrosive alloy wheels and tpms problems. It was 04/23/2012 when this wheel issue occurred.
#14 - Wheel problem of the 2006 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is JTMBD33V36_. The owner has a 2006 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that all four wheels corroded and the corrosion spread to the valves. The failure was causing the tires to lose air rapidly. The dealer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance to the contact. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 58,680 and the current mileage was 59,000. Updated 06/06/12 the consumer stated that when he pointed out the rust to a service representative air was not leaking from the tire. He was only concerned about the condition of the valve leading to a blowout of the tire. Updated 06/07/12. It was Apr. 15, 2012 when this wheel issue occurred.
#15 - Wheel problem of the 2010 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle was a 2010 Toyota Rav4. The VIN of this Rav4 is 2T3DK4DV1A_. Shortly after dealer maintenance, three lug bolts broke off while torquing the lug nuts to 80 foot pounds. The lug bolts appear to made from a low grade of steel. The dealer was good enough to replace broken bolts, but refused to replace all the lug bolts. I maintain that all my lug bolts could be damaged to the point of near failure and that Toyota should be using a higher grade steel in these bolts. It was Tuesday, October 12, 2010 when this wheel issue happened.
#16 - Wheel problem of the 2010 Toyota RAV4
The car was a 2010 Toyota Rav4. The VIN of this vehicle was JTMDK4DV0A_. There is an issue with the wheel studs that appears to be quite common on Rav4's of several years. The wheel studs break quite often and the Toyota and the Toyota dealers blame it on the torque of the lug nuts. This is definitely not the case since I've had two break off since I purchased the card new in September, 2009. The frist broke off at approximately 8,000 mile and second broke of at 24,000 miles while I was drive on an interstate. The 24,000 mile one broke and the it was 41/2 months after the tires were rotated. In searching the internet, there are mulitiple problems and I believe this is definitely something in the manufacture of these stud where they are using inferior product to manufacture them. This is a very dangerous situation especially if the car owner is not frequently checking their wheels to see if this is happening. This problem occurred on 01/03/2012.
#17 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The car involved was a 2007 Toyota Rav4. Alloy rims are rusted on 2007 Toyota rav 4. It was Jun. 26, 2010 when this wheel issue happened.
#18 - Wheel problem of the 2010 Toyota RAV4
The car is a 2010 Toyota Rav4. The VIN of this vehicle was JTMDF4DV6A_. The reporting person owns a 2010 Toyota rav 4. The vehicle was parked and the contact was attempting to replace the rear passenger side tire. While unscrewing the lugs, four of the five studs on the wheel fractured. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the technician stated that the studs could be repaired but was not covered under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 16,300. This wheel issue occurred Friday, January 8, 2010.
#19 - Wheel problem of the 2009 Toyota RAV4
The car was a 2009 Toyota Rav4. The VIN of this vehicle is 2T3BK31V79_. 2009 Rav4 1700 mi. Had a tire patch repaired at a very reputable ,exclusively tires business. When the serviceman attempted to put the last lug at the recommended 80 ft lb torque, the wheel stud snapped off. The affected stud was/ is not mis-threaded and shows a shiny weak spot in the interior of the stud. It was 09/16/09 when this wheel issue occurred.
#20 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle is a 2007 Toyota Rav4. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is JTMZD33V87_. New air monitor valve stems on Toyota vehicles are made of aluminum alloy material, not the standard brass metal used on most valve stems. The use of common metal caps to cover the valve stems in conjunction with common highway DE-icer chemicals can result in accelerated corrosion and seizing of the valve caps to the stem. The result is that you cannot remove the valve cap to put air in the tire and if too much force is applied to try and remove the cap, the stem will fail and let the air out. This could result in potential stranded vehicle, etc. Long term effects of the highway chemicals on the aluminum valve stems is unknown, could be problematic. Plastic caps are advised to minimize the risk. The failure date was Apr. 17, 2008.
#21 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The car is a 2007 Toyota Rav4. The VIN of this Rav4 is JTMZK33V47_. 2007 Rav4 rims rusting starting the winter of 2008. This issue happened on Wed., Jan. 2, 2008.
#22 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
My 2007 Toyota Rav4 sport rims oem are rusting a at fast pace. Some big chunks are falling off. I am afraid that the wheel will fall off while driving. I wrote to Toyota corp they have not responded. It was Friday, May. 15, 2009 when this wheel issue happened.
#23 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle involved is a 2007 Toyota Rav4. Driver owns a 2007 Toyota rav 4. While driving approximately 35 mph, car began to skid and intermittent warning beep came on. Driver pulled over, and upon exiting and inspecting the vehicle, driver saw that the rear drivers side tire was slanted inward approximately 45 degrees. Car was towed to dealership and driver was informed that the tie rod had rusted through and broken. All other tie rods appeared normal. Tie rod was replaced by dealership. Failure occurred at 43,500 mileage. The failure date was Saturday, April 9, 2011.
#24 - Wheel problem of the 2006 Toyota RAV4
The car is a 2006 Toyota Rav4. I got a flat and I went to remove my tire and the bult broke. This was the first time. I had it fixed. I went to the dealer to have my brakes done and was told that a bult was going to brake if they continued to remove the tire. I was given the option to have it fixed for $178. Then I was having my tires rotated at the shop and another bult broke. That made 3 bults broken on the passenger rear tire. I've owned 5 brand new cars in my life and never had this happen before. I've checked the Toyota website to see if any 2006 Rav4 have been recalled for this problem but no recalls reported. This issue happened on 01/29/2011.
#25 - Wheel problem of the 2005 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Toyota Rav4. The VIN of the car is JTEHD20V85_. I have a 2005 Rav4 now with 35,000 mileage and I experienced an unusual mechanical issue that may have safety implications! in December 2009 I went to replace all four tires on my vehicle at a sears auto shop and had requested the recommended wheel alignment. The mechanic found the mechanisms on the vehicle that facilitates alignment was inoperative as it was found to be seized up, for both front and rear wheel alignments! sears informed me to take the vehicle to my Toyota dealer for alignment. I took the vehicle to the Toyota dealer that does all my scheduled maintenance since I bought the new vehicle for them to do the alignment. They were also unable to do the alignment for the same reason sears were unable to do it. The Toyota dealership said that they needed to replace the mechanisms and that they have to remove the undercarriage of the vehicle to get to the alignment mechanisms and to replace the mechanisms. I complained to the dealership that since I bought the vehicle they had been servicing the vehicle according to their recommended servicing schedule and they should have noticed the condition of the mechanism. They said the car has too many parts and that they could not check all the parts; and moreover, the alignment mechanisms, they said, are not visible from an undercarriage inspection. Was this defect a safety matter? has there been other complaints about alignment mechanisms for Toyota vehicles?. This wheel issue occurred December 18, 2009.
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#26 - Wheel problem of the 1998 Toyota RAV4
The vehicle was a 1998 Toyota Rav4. The VIN of this vehicle was JT3GP10V9W_. Passenger side front wheel well flap was missing a bolt that should have attached to the body causing flap to be loose and rub on the tire which wore a hole through the flap. This issue happened on February 1, 1998.
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