2015 TOYOTA RAV4 VIN: JTMWFREV5FD073271

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Non-Repairable

VIN JTMWFREV5FD073271 Decoding Toyota Vin Decoder

Error Text

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Make

TOYOTA

Manufacturer Name

TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC

Model

RAV4

Model Year

2015

Plant City

NAGAKUSA PLANT, OBU

Series

ASA44L/ASA42L/AVA44L

Trim

XLE (M Grade)

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

JAPAN

Plant Company Name

Toyota Industries Corp.

Plant State

AICHI

Series2

Wagon body style

Note

Applicable until July 31st, 2008

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

5

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4x2

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2500.0

Displacement (CI)

152.55936023683

Displacement (L)

2.5

Engine Model

2AR-FE

Engine Power (kW)

131.2432

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Engine Brake (hp) From

176

Other Engine Info

Engine Type: PORT, L4

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

All Rows

Seat Cushion Air Bag Locations

Passenger Seat Only

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Knee Air Bag Locations

Driver Seat Only

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2015 TOYOTA RAV4 Crash Test Score

4

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
17.4%

2015 TOYOTA RAV4 Safety Features

Advanced Safety Features

Rearview Video Systems Optional

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso/Pelvis Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Driver
Additional Air Bags Seat Pan Air Bags
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JTMWFREV5FD073271

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 09, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11208494
Consumer Location: BONNEAU, SC
VIN: JTMWFREV5FD****

Summary of Complaint

GAS GUAGE AND ODOMETER WENT TO ZERO WHILE DRIVING. I HAD TO PULL OVER. IT FELT LIKE THE BLUETOOTH RADIO BUTTON GOT HOT. I TURNED OFF CAR AND WAITED, THEN ALL THE GAUGES CAME BACK ON. IS THERE A RECALL ON THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM? I NEVER RECEIVED A LETTER

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 18, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11421998
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: JTMZFREV6FD****

Summary of Complaint

A. Mileage indicator: Full thank gives any where from 325-365 miles. But indicator goes down precipitously. If it indicates 20 miles, it will go down to 0 or 8 miles after only a 5 miles drive. B: The only safety I feel is put at risk is where it can leave me when my anticipated mileage suddenly goes below what was indicated. C: Have reported to dealer a couple of times but always informed nothing defective could be detected D: Never received any warning signals. Just happens.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 22, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11415574
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: 2T3DFREV8FW****

Summary of Complaint

ONGOING ISSUES WITH MY FUEL SYSTEM. CAR WILL DISPLAY ONE OF THESE MANY SYMPTOMS: -MISFIRE, HARD START, STALL OR SHUTOFF. OTHER SYMPTOMS INCLUDE CAR STUTTERING AND STALLING OUT WHILE DRIVING. THIS LAST SYMPTOM IS VERY DANGEROUS AS IT OFTEN COMES WITH NO WARNING. WHEN THE CAR STALLS OUT, THE CAR IS DRIVING UP STRAIGHT UP A MEDIUM GRADE HILL. I HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS ON SEVERAL DIFFERENT DATES AND TIMES ALONG W 24TH ST. AUSTIN, TX NEAR 1106 W 24TH ST. THIS WILL HAPPEN IF I'M EITHER STOPPING AT A LIGHT OR WHILE IN MOTION. I DON'T HAVE THE EXACT MPH I AM DRIVING, BUT IT WOULD BE AROUND 20 - 40 MPH WHEN THIS OCCURS. IVE TAKEN THE CARE TO BOTH ROUND ROCK TOYOTA AND CHRISTIAN AUTO BROTHERS TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE. SO FAR, NEITHER HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM. ON 5/22/20, CHRISTIAN AUTO BROTHERS REPLACED THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS SYSTEM LEAK DETECTION UNIT R&R, THE FUEL EVAPORATIVE CANISTER R&R, THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS SYSTEM LEAK DETECTION PUMP, AND THE VAPOR CANISTER PURGE SOLENOID. THIS DID NOT RESOLVE THE ISSUE. CURRENT CODES: P0441, P0455, P1604, P1605, P0171. WHILE NO DIAGNOSTIC PROOF HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED, IT IS HYPOTHESIZED BY THE MECHANICS THAT THERE IS AN ISSUE WITH EITHER THE FUEL PUMP OR THE FUEL LINE. AFTER READING ABOUT THE 2020 TOYOTA FUEL PUMP RECALL, I BELIEVE MY 2015 RAV4 HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING SIMILAR ISSUES. HOWEVER, IT IS NOT PART OF THE RECALL. THEREFORE I AM SUBMITTING THIS INCIDENT INFO TO DOCUMENT THE CURRENT SITUATION. IF I LEARN MORE, I WILL TRY TO UPDATE.

Components: STRUCTURE

February 28, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11408326
Consumer Location: ONTARIO, CA
VIN: 2T3WFREV4FW****

Summary of Complaint

THE ROOF'S COLOR IS PEELING OFF.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11407511
Consumer Location: IRVINE, CA
VIN: 2T3BFREV0FW****

Summary of Complaint

CAR STALLED WHILE DRIVING AND BATTERY SET ON FIRE. BATTERY WAS LAST REPLACED IN OCTOBER 2020 AT TOYOTA DEALERSHIP.

Components: SUSPENSION ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 18, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11407137
Consumer Location: BRISTOL, RI
VIN: 2T3DFREV0FW****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE ON HIGHWAY OR CITY STREET AT TIMES THE RADIO AND PANEL LIGHTS FLICKER AND THE SOUND SYSTEM GOES OFF AND WILL NOT RETURN TILL I STOP THE VEHICLE AND TURN IT OFF THEN ONCE I START THE ENGINE THE SOUND SYSTEM WILL COME ON ONCE AGAIN. ALSO AT TIMES THE HIGH BEAMS WILL TAKE A WHILE TO COME ON. THE REAR DIIR WILL NOT OPEN IN AUTOMATIC MUST BE HAND FORCED. THE REAR SUSPENSION IS AS IT DOES NOT EXIST

Components: STRUCTURE

March 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404020
Consumer Location: RALEIGH, NC
VIN: 2T3DFREV5FW****

Summary of Complaint

THE PAINT IS PEELING MY 2015 BLUE RAV, I HAVE VISITED MARK JACOBSEN TOYOTA IN DURHAM NC. SPOKE TO THE BODY SHOP, THEY SAID THIS IS THE SAME ISSUE THEY ARE SEEING ON THE WHITE CARS THAT ARE BEING REPAINTED PER THE LETTER ON YOUR WEBSITE HTTPS://STATIC.NHTSA.GOV/ODI/TSBS/2019/MC-10170749-9999.PDF THEY SAID AT THIS TIME TOYOTA IS NOT FIXING MY PEELING PAINT BECAUSE IT ISN'T WHITE. HE SUGGESTED I CALL THE NATIONAL HOTLINE, WHICH I DID AND FILE A CLAIM 21031900209 BUT THEY ALSO SAID THEY ARE ONLY FIXING WHITE PEELING PAINT. I THINK THEM FOR THEIR TIME AND REQUESTED TO SPEAK TO A SUPERVISOR- THEY HAVE NOT CALLED ME BACK YET.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 17, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11403613
Consumer Location: VENICE, FL
VIN: 2T3YFREV5FW****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE STALLED WHILE I WAS DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY AT APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH. I HAD BEEN DRIVING FOR 15 MINUTES. I LOST POWER AT THE DASHBOARD, LOST POWER STEERING, AND THE ENGINE STOPPED RUNNING. I COASTED TO A SIDE STREET AND STOPPED THE CAR. I OPENED THE HOOD, AND DISCOVERED A FIRE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE BATTERY CABLE CLOSEST TO THE ENGINE WAS ON FIRE, AND HAD MELTED ONE CORNER OF THE BATTERY. A PASSERBY HELPED EXTINGUISH THE FIRE, AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED TO INSPECT AND MAKE SURE THE FIRE WAS OUT. EARLIER THAT DAY, THE VEHICLE STALLED IN THE SAME WAY WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 5 MPH IN A PARKING LOT, BUT THE POWER CAME BACK IN A FEW SECONDS. IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THAT WAS A 1-HOUR DRIVE AT INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SPEEDS WITH NO TROUBLES.

Components: ENGINE

February 27, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11400064
Consumer Location: WOODSIDE, NY
VIN: 2T3RFREV9FW****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING WITH MY 2 SONS FROM JFK AIRPORT TO WOODSIDE, QUEENS IN NEW YORK. WE JUST GOT OFF THE VAN WYKE HIGHWAY AND WERE TRAVELING WEST ON QUEENS BOULEVARD. THE SPEED LIMIT ON QUEENS BOULEVARD IS 25. WE WERE APPROACHING A RED LIGHT WHEN WE NOTICED SMOKE COMING FROM THE UNDER THE HOOD. I PULLED OVER AND TURNED OFF THE CAR, WHEN WE GOT OUT OF THE CAR WE NOTICED THERE WERE FLAMES STARTING TO COME OUT FROM UNDER THE HOOD. WE IMMEDIATELY GRABBED OUR ITEMS, PURSE, PHONE, COATS AND GOT AWAY SAFELY FROM THE CAR. WE CALLED 911 AND WITHIN A FEW MINUTES THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ARRIVED AND PUT OUT THE CAR. THE WHOLE FRONT OF OUR CAR AND DASH WERE BURNED AS WELL AS PART OF THE DRIVERS SEAT. OUR INSURANCE STATED THE CAR WAS TOTALED. OUR CAR WAS INSPECTED IN DECEMBER AND HAD LESS THAN 5,000 MILES. WE PURCHASED THE CAR NEW FROM TOYOTA IN 2015 AND HAD IT SERVICED BY THE DEALER EVERY 6 MONTHS. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SAID LEAVES HAD CAUGHT FIRE, BUT IT HAD RAINED THAT DAY AND THE ENGINE SHOULD NOT GET HOT ENOUGH TO LIGHT LEAVES ON FIRE. AN ENGINE FIRE ON A 2015 CAR WITH LESS THAN 5000 MILES SHOULD NOT HAPPEN.

Components: STRUCTURE

February 26, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11399461
Consumer Location: BARTOW, FL
VIN: JTMYFREV9FD****

Summary of Complaint

OUR MOON ROOF HAS COME LOOSE FROM ROOF ON TWO OCASIONS. DEALERSHIP HAS REPAIRED TWICE AT NO CHARGE TO US, BUT NO EXPLANATION AS TO WHY THIS IS HAPPENING. THE FIRST INDICATION BOTH TIMES WAS A RATTLE THAT SLOWLY BECOMES WORSE.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

March 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11398917
Consumer Location: DRACUT, MA
VIN: 2T3BFREVXFW****

Summary of Complaint

CAR RANDOMLY SHUT OFF ON MONDAY OF THIS YEAR.ALSO THE RADIO IS DEFECTIVE AND CAR TRY'S TO SWITCH GEARS WHILE DRIVING

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 29, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11398820
Consumer Location: WESTMINSTER, CA
VIN: 2T3WFREVXFW****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR WAS RUNNING ON THE STREET IN THE CITY WHEN IT SUDDENLY STOPPED, FIRE AND SMOKE ROSE FROM THE BATTERY'S SIDE. AFTER EXTINGUISHING THE FIRE, THE VEHICLE COULD NOT MOVE, AND HAD TO CALL THE TOW TRUCK TO THE REPAIR SHOP. I HAVE WITNESSES.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 05, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11395581
Consumer Location: BLOOMINGTON, IL
VIN: 2T3DFREV7FW****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING NORMAL, MADE A RIGHT TURN AND CAR SUDDENLY RESTARTS, STEERING WHEEL LOCKS UP DURING TURN FOR A COUPLE SECONDS. ELECTRIC RESTART ENGINE AND TURNS OFF THE CAR AND CANNOT GAS IT, ONLY BRAKE. CAR COMES BACK ON WITHOUT ME TURNING IT ON AND DOES NOT HAPPEN AGAIN REST OF THE DRIVE. DRIVING NORMAL FOR A FEW DAYS, HAPPENS AGAIN, ENGINE RESTARTS AGAIN RANDOMLY WHILE MAKING A RIGHT TURN, SAME EXACT DESCRIPTION AS DESCRIBED PREVIOUSLY. MULTIPLE DATES OF OCCURENCE

Components: STRUCTURE

February 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11395162
Consumer Location: WHITTIER, CA
VIN: 2T3RFREV0FW****

Summary of Complaint

THE PAINT ON THE PANEL ABOVE THE CAR HAS BEGAN TO BUBBLE UP AND TEAR OFF. THE PAINT CONTINUES TO COME OFF. THE PAINT BEGAN COMING OFF IN A CHUNK THAT WAS ABOUT 2' BY 3'.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

January 14, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11389673
Consumer Location: BURBANK, CA
VIN: 2T3WFREV5FW****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING NORMAL, MADE A RIGHT TURN AND CAR SUDDENLY RESTARTS, STEERING WHEEL LOCKS UP DURING TURN FOR A COUPLE SECONDS. ELECTRIC RESTART ENGINE AND TURNS OFF THE CAR AND CAN'T GAS IT, ONLY BRAKE. CAR COMES BACK ON WITHOUT ME TURNING IT ON AND DOES NOT HAPPEN AGAIN REST OF THE DRIVE. DRIVING NORMAL FOR 2 DAYS AND ON THE 3RD DAY, ENGINE RESTARTS AGAIN RANDOMLY WHILE MAKING A RIGHT TURN, SAME EXACT DESCRIPTION AS DESCRIBED PREVIOUSLY. DRIVEN CAR FOR A DAY AND INCIDENT HASN'T REPEATED YET. BUT, NOW NOT SURE IF THIS AFFECTED IT, SENSORS OF CAR DOOR OPEN SIGN IS ON WHEN CAR IS TURNED OFF AND ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS ARE IN PLACE FOR LOCKING. ONLY WHEN CAR IS OFF AND I CANNOT FIX IT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS STRUCTURE

January 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11387408
Consumer Location: RALEIGH, NC
VIN: JTMWFREV2FD****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS ENTERING TRAFFIC FROM A STOP SIGN AND COLLIDED WITH A BLACK CAR AT NIGHT THAT DID NOT HAVE IT'S HEADLIGHTS ON. THEIR AIR BAG DEPLOYED, - MINE DID NOT. CITY OF RALEIGH, NC. STREETS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE

January 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11387405
Consumer Location: RALEIGH, NC
VIN: JTMWFREV2FD****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS ENTERING TRAFFIC FROM A STOP SIGN AND COLLIDED WITH A BLACK CAR AT NIGHT TIME THAT DID NO HAVE IT'S HEADLIGHTS ON. CITY OF RALEIGH, NC. STREETS.

Components: STRUCTURE

December 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11377575
Consumer Location: CICERO, NY
VIN: 2T3RFREV3FW****

Summary of Complaint

THE POWER LIFTGATE OF THIS MODEL FAILS TO OPEN IN COLD WEATHER. DIFFICULT TO OPEN AND CLOSE WHEN UTILIZING THE MANUAL OVER-RIDE BUTTON.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11374381
Consumer Location: HONOLULU, HI
VIN: JTMYFREV6FD****

Summary of Complaint

LIFT GATE STRUT IS CAUSING MISALIGNMENT OF THE LIFT GATE, SO LIFT GATE SHIFTING AND UNABLE TO OPEN.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11374069
Consumer Location: HASLET, TX
VIN: 2T3WFREV2FW****

Summary of Complaint

THE DOM LIGHTS FUSE KEEPS BLOWING. IT APPEARS TO HAVE A SHORT BUT SOME TIMES THE FUSE TAKES A LITTLE TIME TO BLOW. YESTERDAY I TRIED TO REPLACE THE FUSE THREE TIMES, AND THREE FUSES WERE BLOWN IMMEDIATELY.

Components: STEERING

September 25, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11361664
Consumer Location: MOUNT JULIET, TN
VIN: JTMZFREV3FD****

Summary of Complaint

I WENT TO START MY CAR AND THE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING WARNING LIGHT WAS ON AND THE CAR WOULD NOT START. TOWED TO SHOP AND THEY CAN FIND NOTHING WRONG AND IT STARTS RIGHT UP. CONCERNED THE POWER STEERING WILL GO OUT WHILE I AM DRIVING.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 23, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11360951
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 2T3WFREV6FW****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR HAS 123,000 MILES I TAKE GREAT CARE OF IT I JUST HAD TO PUT A GEAR SHIFT ASSEMBLY IN TO THE TUNE OF 1100.00. MY TIRES WERE NOT RIDING WELL AND HE FOUND IT

Components: POWER TRAIN UNKNOWN OR OTHER SERVICE BRAKES

September 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11353140
Consumer Location: SKOKIE, IL
VIN: 2T3BFREV3FW****

Summary of Complaint

PULLING INTO PARKING SPACE THE ENGINE STARTED TO REV. PUT CAR IN REVERSE AND CAR WAS PUT IN HISH SPEED REVERSE CAUSING CAR TO HIT ANOTHER VEHICLE.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

August 17, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11351362
Consumer Location: CYPRESS, CA
VIN: 2T3WFREV5FW****

Summary of Complaint

2015 RAV4 WITH LESS THAN 8,000 MILES. ON I-5 FREEWAY AT ABOUT 70MPH TRAFFIC SLOWED, I APPLIED BRAKES AND A RAPID THUMPING SOUND CAME ON FOLLOWED BY A SHAKING THAT SEEMED TO BE FROM FRONT LEFT OF CAR. WAS ON A THOUSAND MILE FAMILY EMERGENCY TRIP. WHENEVER I APPLIED BRAKES AT FREEWAY SPEED THE SAME THING HAPPENED. MY INDEPENDENT MECHANIC BY PHONE SAID IT MIGHT BE WARPED DISC.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338536
Consumer Location: GLENSHAW, PA
VIN: 2T3RFREV9FW****

Summary of Complaint

REAR HATCH STRUT SEIZED AND BROKE CAUSING REAR HATCH DOOR TO NOT CLOSE COMPLETELY, REMOTE AND DOOR RELEASE IN CAR INOPERABLE. I HAD MY CAR SERVICED AND ADVISOR EXPLAINED THAT WATER (FROM WEATHER) CAUSED RUST AND LEFT STRUT BROKE. THE RIGHT STRUT IS CORRODED BADLY AND RECOMMENDED TO REPLACE AS WELL. TOTAL COST WOULD BE 1386.00 INCLUDED LEFT STRUT PART (427.00), RIGHT STRUT PART (739.00) AND ABOUT 200.00 IN LABOR. I CALLED TOYOTA CORPORATE FOR COMPLAINS AND THEY SAID THAT THERE WAS NO RECALLS AND THEIR WARRANTY WAS 3YR/3000 MILES WHICH DID NOT APPLY TO MY SITUATION. I CALLED MULTIPLE TOYOTA PARTS DEPTS, SOME OUT OF STATE TO COMPARE PRICES AND THEY REMAINED THE SAME. ONE PARTS EMPLOYEE INFORMED ME THAT THIS PART I NEEDED TO PROVIDE MY VIN NUMBER BECAUSE THESE STRUTS SUPPLY IS SPARSE AND THEY NEEDED TO SUPPLY LOCAL CUSTOMERS. I ASKED WHY THERE WASN'T A RECALL AND HE AGREED THAT THERE SHOULD BE ONE. AGREED THAT THE DESIGN IS POOR AND EXPECTATION TO LUBRICATE JOINTS TO PREVENT WATER DAMAGE ( WHICH WAS NOT IN ANY OF MY MAINTENANCE MANUELS.). I HAVE THE EXTENDED WARRANTY WHEN I PURCHASED MY NEW RAV4 AND ADVISOR CALLED AND PRESENTED PICTURES, THE CLAIM WAS DENIED.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 23, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11330901
Consumer Location: WESTMINSTER, CO
VIN: 2T3RFREV1FW****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS EXITING A HIGHWAY ON A CURVE (EST. 40MPH) WHEN MY POWER STEERING FAILED INSTANTLY JERKING THE STEERING WHEEL TO THE RIGHT CREATING A SAFETY HAZARD. AT THE SAME TIME ALL OF MY DASHBOARD LIGHTS FLASHED ON AND OFF. I HAVE A TOYOTA RAV4 2015. THERE HAVE BEEN A RECALL FOR THIS DESCRIPTION BUT NOT ON MY VIN. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

June 11, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11328441
Consumer Location: ENGLEWOOD, FL
VIN: JTMZFREV6FJ****

Summary of Complaint

SUA INCIDENT - COASTING BEFORE ENTERING GARAGE AS USUAL WITH MY RIGHT FOOT ON FLOOR AND NOT ENGAGED WITH ACCELERATOR OR BRAKE. UPON ENTERING THE GARAGE CAR BEGAN TO ACCELERATE, NATURALLY SHOCKING/BAFFLING ME, AS I HAD ALREADY STARTED BRAKING AND CONTINUED TO DO THAT TO NO AVAIL AS CAR PROCEEDED TO HIT BACK WALL OF THE GARAGE WHERE ACCELERATION STOPPED,CAR CAME TO REST. I NEVER DRIVE WITH TWO FEET AND AM ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN MY FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE AND BRAKE WAS NOT RESPONDING. ALSO CAR DID NOT ACCELERATE WITH THE SAME SOUND AS IT NORMALLY WOULD IF I PRESSED THE GAS PEDDLE. IT ACCELERATED MORE LIKE IT WAS ON CRUISE CONTROL...VERY SMOOTH AND STEADY. ACTUALLY I'M GRATEFUL THE WALL WASN'T FAR AWAY SO IT DIDN'T ACCELERATE FURTHER. THE INCIDENT HAPPENED JUNE 11,2020 AT AROUND 10 AM. DO NOT KNOW REASON FOR SUA, BUT WILL NOTE THAT WE HAD THE GARAGE DOOR SENSORS REPOSITIONED ON JUNE 10. I'M NOTING THAT BECAUSE WHERE THEY ARE IS ABOUT WHEN I FELT ACCELERATION STARTING. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 07, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11327926
Consumer Location: VIENNA, VA
VIN: 2T3BFREV9FW****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE SLOWLY PULLING INTO OWNERS GARAGE, VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED WITH HIGH WHINING SOUND. VEHICLE CRASHED INTO GARAGE WALL AT HIGH RATE OF SPEED. FRONT END COMPLETELY DESTROYED, DOORS DO NOT OPEN, RADIATOR LEAKING AND GARAGE CABINET DESTROYED. INSURANCE COMPANY NOTIFIED. AIR BAG DID NOT DEPLOY. VEHICLE HAS 31,300 MILES. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

March 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11323615
Consumer Location: TUCKER, GA
VIN: 2T3WFREV6FW****

Summary of Complaint

NUMEROUS TIMES OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS MY CARS EPS LIGHT WILL COME ON AFTER PUTTING MY CAR INTO REVERSE THE CAR DOES NOT CONNECT AND GOES INTO NEUTRAL INSTEAD CAUSING THE CAR TO ROLL FORWARD CREATING HAZARDS BECAUSE IT HAPPENS ON HILLS AND FLAT AREAS. I THEN HAVE TO PUT MY CAR INTO PARK, TURN IT OFF AND RESTART THE CAR TO GET THE CAR TO GO INTO THE CORRECT GEAR. I HAVE TAKEN THE CAR TO TOYOTA BUT THEY WON?T DO ANYTHING BECAUSE MY VIN IS NOT UNDER RECALL. STARTING IN 2019 I STARTED NOTICING FLAKES OF PAINT IN CRACKS OF DOORWAYS AND CREASES OF THE CAR. LAST MONTH A BIG PIECE OF PAINT STARTED COMING OFF THE TOP OF MY CAR IN FRONT OF MY SUNROOF. *TR

Components: STEERING

April 23, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11322348
Consumer Location: SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA
VIN: 2T3WFREV9FW****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ON CITY STREETS AND MAKING A TURN AT APPROXIMATELY 20-25 MPH, THE VEHICLE'S ELECTRIC POWER STEERING CUT OUT WITHOUT ANY WARNING. THE STEERING BECAME EXTREMELY HEAVY WITH NO ASSIST. THE RED STEERING WHEEL ICON LITE UP. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME THAT THIS INCIDENT HAS OCCURRED AND LUCKILY I DID NOT HAVE MY FAMILY IN THE VEHICLE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11321859
Consumer Location: KENNESAW, GA
VIN: 2T3YFREV3FW****

Summary of Complaint

CAR WILL NOT START ON 1ST TRY. IT MAY START 2ND OR 3RD TIME WHILE HOLDING GAS PEDDLE TO THE FLOOR. LOUD POPPING SOUND FROM UNDERNEATH THE CAR. SOUNDS LIKE CHANGING GEARS ON A MANUAL. CAR HAS LESS THAN 50K MILES

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11320981
Consumer Location: EUBANK, KY
VIN: JTMZFREV1FD****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2015 TOYOTA RAV4. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO TOYOTA OF SOMERSET (4195 S HWY 27, SOMERSET, KY 42501) AND GAMBREL TOYOTA(311 W CUMBERLAND GAP PKWY, CORBIN, KY 40701), HOWEVER, THE MECHANICS WERE UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 23,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

February 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11315799
Consumer Location: ROCKVILLE, MD
VIN: 2T3BFREV8FW****

Summary of Complaint

SHORTLY AFTER DRIVING WITH NO ISSUES, THE PARKED CAR STARTED TO SMOKE FROM UNDERNEATH THE HOOD. WITHIN SECONDS, A LARGE FIRE HAD STARTED WHICH COMPLETELY CONSUMED THE CAR AND ALSO SPREAD TO MY WIFE'S CAR AND THE HOUSE'S CARPORT. INSURANCE INVESTIGATOR INFORMED US THAT THE FIRE LIKELY STARTED IN/NEAR THE ENGINE TOWARDS THE DRIVERS SIDE BASED ON WHERE THE HOTTEST PARTS OF THE FIRE APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN. HOWEVER, NO CONCLUSIVE DETERMINATION WAS MADE REGARDING THE CAUSE. THE CAR WAS IN GOOD CONDITION AND HAD NOT HAD ANY MAINTENANCE WORK PERFORMED ON IT RECENTLY. THERE WERE ALSO NO SIGNS OF INTRUSION BY RODENTS OR OTHER ANIMALS. THIS HAPPENED WITH NO WARNING. I'VE ALSO SINCE LEARNED THIS HAD HAPPENED ONLY ONE MONTH BEFORE TO THE PARENTS OF ONE OF OUR CHILDRENS' FRIENDS. THEY ALSO HAD A RAV4, ALTHOUGH NOT THE SAME MODEL YEAR (I BELIEVE IT WAS A 2013). I HAVE ALSO SEEN MANY OTHER REPORTS WHILE RESEARCHING THIS ISSUE. IF THERE IS A DEFECT OR DESIGN FLAW CONTRIBUTING TO THESE FIRES, IT SHOULD BE ADDRESSED QUICKLY!

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 25, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11311546
Consumer Location: RUTLEDGE, TN
VIN: 2T3RFREV7FW****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE ENTRANCE RAMP WHEN THE BATTERY DIED BUT THEN I WAS ABLE TO START IT BACK AND DROVE JUST A SHORT DISTANCE WHEN THE HOOD STARTED SMOKING. I PULLED OVER AND TURNED THE MOTOR OFF AND RAISED THE HOOD, AND THE BATTERY WAS ON FIRE. THE BATTERY AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEM BURNED.

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11309940
Consumer Location: CARSON CITY, NV
VIN: JTMBFREV6FD****

Summary of Complaint

HESITATES BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND GEAR LIKE GOING INTO NUETRAL FOR ABOUT 3 / 5 SECONDS BEFORE SHIFTING BACK TO FIRST. THE CAR CAN BE AT A STOP UPON STARTING IT HESITATES, OR WHEN IN MOTION AND GOING TO PASS IT HESITATES, ON CITY STREETS, HIGHWAYS AND TURNING. WE HAVE RETURNED TO THE TOYOTA DEALER 4 TIMES AND THEY DROVE THE CAR AND STATED NOTHING WRONG. THE FOURTH TIME IN I DROVE THE CAR WITH A MECHANIC AND HE WITNESS THE HESITATION, THEN THEY CHECKED THE CAR AND SAID NOTHING WRONG WITH IT. IN RESEARCHING ON LINE WE FOUND COMPLAINTS GOING BACK TO 2006 AND NOTHING BEING DONE. WHY IS TOYOTA GETTING AWAY WITH THIS. WE KNOW IT DOESN'T HAPPEN TO ALL TOYOTA'S AS WE HAD A 2008 AND IT WAS PERFECT. WE HAVE ALMOST BEEN HIT FROM BEHIND NUMEROUS TIMES AND SCARY WHEN PULLING OUT TO PASS, YOU NEVER KNOW IF THE CAR WILL TAKE OFF. CAR WAS BOUGHT USED WITH 35000 MILES ON IT IN JUNE OF 2018 AND CERTIFIED NOTHING WRONG WITH IT.

Components: ENGINE

December 30, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11300449
Consumer Location: CYPRESS, CA
VIN: 2T3WFREV5FW****

Summary of Complaint

TEMPORARY LOSS OF POWER. ON A TRIP FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO CYPRESS, CA ON THE I-5 FREEWAY CRUISING AT 70 MPH A SUDDEN TEMPORARY LOSS OF POWER OCCURRED AT LEAST 30 TIMES (THIS WITH ODOMETER IN 6,000 MILE RANGE). I HAD REPORTED THIS PROBLEM TO MY TOYOTA DEALER AT APPROXIMATELY 3000 MILES. THEY SAID THEIR TECHNICIAN COULD NOT FIND ANY PROBLEM. AROUND 1/3/2020 I TOOK IT TO DEALER AND SAID I WOULD LEAVE IT THERE UNTIL THEY REPAIRED IT. I PURCHASED AN 8 YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY IN OCT., 2014. AFTER. 4 DAYS DEALER CALLED FOR ME TO PICK IT UP. WAS TOLD THERE WAS NO PROBLEM, THEIR COMPUTER READ MY CAR COMPUTER AND FOUND THAT WHILE RIGHT FOOT WAS ON GAS AND LEFT FOOT EITHER NEAR OR ON THE BRAKE PEDAL WHEN IT OCCURRED. SINCE MY LEFT FOOT WAS RESTING ON MAT WITHOUT ANY MOVEMENT WHY DIDN'T THE LOSS OF POWER HAPPEN CONSTANTLY! THEY SAID IT WAS A SAFETY FEATURE. I SAY IT IS A DANGER.. I HAVE HAD IT HAPPEN MAKING RIGHT OR LEFT TURNS & STARTING WHEN SIGNAL TURNS GREEN. ON LINE I HAVE SEEN SAME COMPLAINTS. ONE MECHANIC SUGGESTED IT COULD BE A MASS AIR FLOW CIRCUIT MALFUNCTION. ANOTHER SAID IT COULD BE AIR FUEL RATIO SENSOR INTERMITTENTLY FAILING WHICH COULD TEST OK. NOTICE WE ONLY HAVE AROUND 6,000 MILES ON CAR WE BOUGHT IN OCT. 2014 BECAUSE PROBLEM CANNOT BE PREDICTED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 04, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11299603
Consumer Location: GILLHAM, AR
VIN: 2T3YFREV3FW****

Summary of Complaint

1ST OCCURRENCE 1/4/2016: DRIVING DOWN AN INTERSTATE WITH SEVERAL LANES GOING SAME DIRECTION AND THE HORN STARTED BLOWING INTERMITTENTLY 2ND OCCURRENCE 2/26/2019: HAD TURNED INTO A PARKING SPACE AND STOPPED WITH MOTOR STILL RUNNING, THEN OPENED DOOR TO CHECK IF I WAS PARKED BETWEEN THE PARKING LINES CORRECTLY AND THE HORN STARTED BLOWING 1ST OCCURRENCE: POOR CONNECTION TO HORN TO THEFT DETERRENT IN SECURITY ALARM 2ND OCCURRENCE: INTERMITTENT OPEN CIRCUIT IN PARKING ALARM HARNESS

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11296842
Consumer Location: BEL AIR, MD
VIN: 2T3RFREV9FW****

Summary of Complaint

TWO DOORS (FRONT DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE DOORS) NO LONG LOCK AND UNLOCK USING THE KEY FOB OR THE AUTOMATIC BUTTONS ON THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR. ACCORDING TO OUR MECHANIC, THIS IS A KNOWN ISSUE (THE LOCK ACTUATOR) WITH TOYOTAS, ESPECIALLY SUVS AROUND 2015 LIKE RAV4S AND HIGHLANDERS. ON A COUPLE OF OCCASIONS, THE DOOR LOCK ITSELF GOT STUCK AND I HAD TO FIDDLE WITH IT SIMPLE TO OPEN THE DOOR MANUALLY. SURPRISED THIS HASN'T BEEN RECALLED SINCE IT HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR A SAFETY HAZARD. COST TO REPAIR EACH DOOR'S ACTUATOR (BY MECHANIC) IS OVER $500.

Components: STEERING

December 28, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11296963
Consumer Location: CLERMONT, FL
VIN: JTMZFREV5FD****

Summary of Complaint

A CRACKING NOISE IS NOTICE WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL TO THE LEFT OR RIGHT, WHETHER STATIONARY OR IN MOTION. THE VEHICLE WAS CHECKED AT A TOYOTA DEALER AND RECOMMENDED TO REPLACE THE STEERING COLUMN MOTOR ASSEMBLY AND STEERING RACK ASSEMBLY.

Components: SUSPENSION

March 29, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11292509
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: 2T3DFREV7FW****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE IN MOTION THE SUSPENSION MAKES LOTS OF NOISE, IT ALSO FEELS VERY FIRM AND YOU CAN FEEL THE BUMPS ON THE ROAD. IT ALSO MAKES CREECKING SOUNDS ON UNEVEN ROADS. AND WHILE DRIVING IT MAKES THE CAR FEEL UNSTABLE WHEN ON ROUGH ROADS BY LOSING SOME CONTROL.

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