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Wheel Problems of Toyota RAV4 - part 1

Toyota RAV4 owners have reported 55 problems related to wheel (under the wheel category).

car image   Wheel problem of the 2006 Toyota RAV4 1
Failure Date: 11/28/2016

I bought a 2006 Rav4 over the weekend and the underinflation light is on. I checked the 4 tires on the ground and they were all ok. I decided to check the spare and after about 30-45 minutes of frustration, I gave up trying to remove the cover. I called service and the tech said, something like, "yeah, those are hard to get off and even harder to get back on. " anyway, this is the cover with the hard shell and the vinyl with elastic around the back--it does not have the latch. I finally got the vinyl completely pulled towards the back and around the hard shell but I yanked, pulled and pried and couldn't get the hard shell to budge. It was cold in the garage and my hands probably weren't working so well but it should be easier. The question what if I have a flat tire while in highway, first of all removing this cover is not easy at all for men, what about women? also, stoping on the highway shoulder for long time trying to remove this cover is not a safe option. I saw another Rav4 with the same shape of this cover but without this vinyl. It's like a body from back and the shell cap over it. This one takes less than a minute to remove it. I believe that Toyota should recall this type of spare tire cover and change it with the newest body and shell one.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2010 Toyota RAV4 2
Failure Date: 11/05/2016

At some time between 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm on November 5, 2016 my wife and I were driving my 2010 Rav4 south on county route 561 in voorhees township, NJ on the inside lane of this 4 lane highway when I lightly pressed the brake pedal to slow from 45 mph to the lowered speed limit. Suddenly, and without warning, the left rear wheel locked up tight, causing the vehicle to swerve abruptly into and across two lanes of oncoming traffic. I was able to regain some control by releasing the brake and steering to the right to avoid going over the curb, but the rear end of the car slid to the left and hit the curb.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2005 Toyota RAV4 3
Failure Date: 09/27/2016

We just bought this car from a craigslist ad, where the seller pretended to be one owner/private but was really a dealership who bought it at indiana auction. He is supposed to let us know if the recalls were done, but has not given us paperwork. He also did not tell us the back end had been hit. He is doing this to others. He is bruce (gazvoda) enterprises -5727 st rd 46 w nashville, in. 47448 (812) 988-1100. He endangers us & breaks indiana law as dealers must disclose recalls here. I need to know, before a wreck, if the air bags were replaced. Please help. Jeanne ritter: crittercove940@aol. Com ps another recall was the need for stickers on tires to prevent overload.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2009 Toyota RAV4 4
Failure Date: 08/22/2016

Studs that the lug nuts are screwed on to have deteriorated. I just had my tires rotated and my mechanic told me that the next time I rotate the tires, the studs will break off. I rotate my tires every 6000 miles.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2011 Toyota RAV4 5
Failure Date: 08/17/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Rav4. While the vehicle was serviced by an independent mechanic, the technician noticed that the wheels were corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 57,000.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2010 Toyota RAV4 6
Failure Date: 06/01/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that all four rims of the vehicle were rusted and caused the tire pressure to become low. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the rims needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4 7
Failure Date: 04/08/2016

The wheels were designed with a lip that does not drain, causing them to rust over time as water and road waste sits in the lip. I only learned about the rust, which is not visible, when I recently purchased a new set of tires. Surprisingly, my new tires immediately started losing air. After checking the tires and replacing the valve stems, my mechanic used the soapy water test to determine that the wheels themselves are so rusted that they are letting air escape. The lip of all four wheels are rusted to the point where the rust is flaking off. Given the deterioration of the wheels, I am concerned for my safety. My initial contact with Toyota resulted in no action by them. I am writing to the vp of marketing to make him aware of my concerns.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4 8
Failure Date: 03/09/2016

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.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2006 Toyota RAV4 9
Failure Date: 02/03/2016

Good afternoon, Toyota defects and malfunctions. Please, improve safety performance. Thank you for helping.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4 10
Failure Date: 01/25/2016

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.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4 11
Failure Date: 10/08/2015

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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car image   Wheel problem of the 2013 Toyota RAV4 12
Failure Date: 09/03/2015

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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car image   Wheel problem of the 2012 Toyota RAV4 13
Failure Date: 07/20/2015

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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car image   Wheel problem of the 2010 Toyota RAV4 14
Failure Date: 06/26/2015

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.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2015 Toyota RAV4 15
Failure Date: 01/07/2015

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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car image   Wheel problem of the 2010 Toyota RAV4 16
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

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.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4 17
Failure Date: 08/26/2014

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.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4 18
Failure Date: 07/26/2014

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.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2009 Toyota RAV4 19
Failure Date: 05/14/2014

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.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2014 Toyota RAV4 20
Failure Date: 05/08/2014

New car dunlop tires have severe road hazard. Every small road condition magnifies into great steering problem.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2008 Toyota RAV4 21
Failure Date: 04/09/2014

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.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2009 Toyota RAV4 22
Failure Date: 01/30/2014

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.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2006 Toyota RAV4 23
Failure Date: 01/02/2014

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.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2012 Toyota RAV4 24
Failure Date: 12/13/2013

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.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2007 Toyota RAV4 25
Failure Date: 06/22/2013

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.

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