Toyota RAV4 owners have reported 48 problems related to wheel (under the wheel category).
The metal rims which hold the tires get rusted due to design. This is a great safety concern. The rims are design such way that they hold water, rainwater, and salty ice/snow inside the rims and never drain out; which causes the wheels to rust, and could cause a safety concern. The rims/wheels should have been rust proof in first place. These rims/wheels are not, and on the contrary hold water inside along the outer edge.
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Good afternoon, Toyota defects and malfunctions. Please, improve safety performance. Thank you for helping.
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Driving 50 mpg around curve in heavy traffic steering locked up hardly able to pull. Off side of road. Happened again today 2 times and happened at least 5 times before in the past 3 months. Steering froze had to get of to the side and restart then it was able to steer but battery. Light flickers. Three other lights on the left of the dashboard stayed on after restarting the vehicle. Went to pep-boys and I was asked to replace the battery due to low voltage. Battery was replaced and one day later same thing happened again.
On October 5 and 6, 2015 my 2008 Toyota Rav4 was in for service at piercey Toyota in milpitas to replace all four tires, front/back brakes and front shock absorbers, a total of $2,000. On October 8, 2015, while I was driving my car back from stanford lucile packard over dumbarton bridge, I have noticed that my brakes would not engage and I could not slow down my car. Just before this event, the abs, vsc, and slip warning lights all came on. The brake pedal felt very stiff and I was not able to do any repetitive pumping of the brake. I called 911 and requested assistance. When the front traffic came to a hold I had to use my emergency brake and my entire car slipped to the left. We almost got hit by the bus behind us. Some good samaritans saw what happened and helped me to get my car off the road. That day, my 9 yrs. Old son and I could have been killed. I request that Toyota investigates/recalls the brake light switch circuit that has malfunctioned. Piercey Toyota in milpitas investigated the incident on 10/09/15. They found c1249 open stop light switch circuit, c1223 abs system malfunction, my vehicle had intermittent brake light switch circuit malfunction. Piercey Toyota replaced brake light switch assembly.
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I was puttting air in a flat tire in my driveway when there was a loud bang and the tire collasped. I looked at the tire ( bridgestone dueler h/t 687 235/55r18 dot # el7ccfh5012) and saw a 12 inch rip in the sidewall. The explosion caused a fender bracket to break and cracked my front bumper. I sent it back to mfgr. And they said the tire was not defective and denied request for compenssation for my damages and tire replacement.
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The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Rav4. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v284000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available and only stated that they had received a limited supply of parts. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had also experienced a failure in which the rear passenger side tire constantly had to be refilled with air. The dealer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was taken to a tire repair shop for inspection and repair but the details were unknown. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.
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While driving vehicle began to shake or "wobble" . Upon inspection was found to be tire which was uneven in wear. Replaced tire and after a short time was found not to be the problem. Upon inspection was found seals on rear differential leaking . Closer inspection found rear suspension, tie rod loose. This we believe is due to rear suspension parts being faulty. Parts are original. At this time we are being told that it is not covered under any vehicle warranty or recall. This is a major safety problem as it caused vehicle to loose complete control. At this same time vehicle rear differential also began to give off a "whine" sound. The tires have been worn unevenly due to rear suspension being loose causing this failure. Our concerns are that we are being told there is no warranty or recall to correct or protect anyone owning and driving without knowledge of this problem. It should be known that tires worn uneven were on & from rear of vehicle. No front tires had been worn unevenly with this incident.
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I purchase the Rav4 in October 2015, and three months after the purchase I started to experience a crunching sound coming from my brakes and a fluctuation issue where the brakes do not always catch causing a safety concern. The dealer and Toyota are refusing on two occasions to acknowledge the issue. I took the car in to the Toyota dealer again on 7/28/2015 in hopes that they will finally fix the issue. The dealer will not document the issue!.
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I bought the car 8/31/2010. The car always jumped for no reason. Henderickson Toyota said nothing was wrong. I saw 2010 Rav4 was involved in a lawsuit that Toyota corporation lost in 2013. I was never notified. The car was rpaired for a floor mat problem, but not the motor jump. I sold the car because the car was in 2015 because it had a second major problem with poor control of backend.
Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that while driving approximately 38 mph, the rear back wheels locked up and the vehicle swerved from right and then to the left hand side. The contact also stated that downward hill assist warning light illuminated when the wheels locked up. The vehicle was towed independent mechanic. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 13v383000 (suspension). However, the part to do the repair was not available. The manufacturer had been notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000. Ne.
Right rear lower suspension arm snapped causing the right rear tire to turn to the side, causing us to lose control of the vehicle. I was able to gain control and stop the car due to the low rate of speed. We had a recall for this problem. Toyota installed a temporary fix, however when we received an updated recall, we continually called to have the permanent fix only to be told that the part was not available we asked them to call us when the part arrived and they would not agree to this. We have called them continuously but they never had the part. Called Toyota today and they cannot help me today. They will not approve towing, rental car, or repair as of this date. I cannot get to work, I am handicapped and I do not have access to public transportation. The police did come to the scene of this incident we have photos and the broken part in our possession. Toyota opened a case #1407280028. They said they are not sure they can help us. We need immediate help with this. Please help us.
On may 14, 2014 in the afternoon I picked up my vehicle and drove to home depot here on st. Thomas, us virgin islands. Upon getting ready to leave home depot, I observed the tire light on. I said maybe the tire has a leak. I then drove to barbel plaza and observed that the tire was airing down. I then took my vehicle to the tire shop next to silver dollar. The gentleman checked the tire after throwing soap liquid on it and observed no nails or screws stuck in the tire. He then took off the right front tire and poured water inside the rim and showed me that there is is crack on the inside rim. He said that someone could've dropped tbe tire on the ground or something fell on it. I called the NHTSA website and was advised to call the Toyota manufacturer. I called Toyota and was advised to notify my local Toyota so they can assist me. I brought it to the managers attention for Toyota and I received no assistance. He is giving me a six for a nine. I bought my car in November of 2009. The car hasn't make five years old and the rim for the tire is cracked. I need some assistance with my rim to my vehicle. It seems to me like the rim was not fixed properly. Also the lug nut are no good either. Poor material. Thank you hope I get some sort of assistance.
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New car dunlop tires have severe road hazard. Every small road condition magnifies into great steering problem.
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I read on your website recalls related to weght carrying capacity wheels & tires applicable to my vehicle. I have not received any notice. Please inform whether dealer fixed it while I was there for other revcalls. Please inform me if I need to take any action.
I was driving my vehicle a Toyota rav 4 and was approaching the access ramp on to the wv turnpike, I was strating to accelerate and heard a banging sound on the right rear tire area I pulled off the road to check, the tire was laying at a 95 degree angle sidways, look like only held in place by the top by the rear brake. Found out later it was the right lower suspension arm broken. Basically I lost my rear wheel while driving most who saw it said I was luck to be alive and unharmed and that piece was on recall just for that reason.
I had abs, vsc all the traction light came on my car around 6 months ago. I took it into the dealer and got the car fixed the culprit was the bad abs sensor. Now on new years night while driving home all the lights came on and I lost my traction abs suddenly. After parking the car for few hrs or so seems to cure it, but it kicked in while driving again and lost abs, traction etc. It is very unsafe and I am taking my car to the dealer for second time, first thing in the morning. Now do I have to do that for all 4 sensors? wait till they die out one by one and go all year around ? what happens if my abs and traction stops working while I am on highway while its heavy snowing? I after quick research online there seems like the abs sensor problem is quite common among all the Rav4 in similar body style. If Toyota knows about it why are they not doing something ? if I loose abs and my traction while driving I am jeopardizing my life. I am certain that Toyota have said OH its bad abs sensor and made the customer fix it but how about the rest of the sensors which is about to go bad? I would kindly seek if someone could get back to me. I would also volunteer my time and allow the car to be tested at your facility if needed to do so.
I had just gotten on a 6 lane expressway with a 45 mph speed limit. Hands at ten and two - just watching the road going about 40 mph in the far left lane so people could turn on the road. I had been having a clunking sound when I would pull out of my driveway for awhile but didn't want to go back to the dealer because I had just gotten a 10,000 mile oil change and after removing a tire with a nail in it found they had to order the tire, which took 3 weeks to get (apparently run flat tires are still in japan,,) so, I back to my near death experience- I was driving slower than the speed limit down the road when I lost all steering in my vehicle and I was headed into oncoming traffic. I hit the tall cement median and I pulled as hard as I could back to the right. After I hit I had a little control again. With both drivers side tires striped flat I had enough steering to put my hazards on and get back on the correct side of the road and pull the thing into a side parking lot to be towed. I feel like the thing is trying the kill me! warranty has to cover this but I think I'm gonna have to trade it in. Too scared to drive the damn thing. Atlleast I have two witnesses that can verify my event incase Toyota tries to screw me over. Rav4s r dangerous vehicles and something has to be recalled or people r going to die.
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.
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.
I write this letter seeking for help. Since the year 2011 I am having serious problems with the right wheel of my car where the tire sticks constantly. The panel shows the light on for all time. In two years already bought two tires, my car is the year 2009, I consider a new car. The visits began to be frequent in the company Toyota, with report of buying another tire. I wonder if this problem becomes normal. Because children are in my car daily.
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.
Steel wheels are badly corroded to the extent that I am concerned about their integrity. Rusted steel is flaking off in strips.
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.
Tl- the contact owns 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.
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.