Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

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The Toyota RAV4 was the first compact crossover SUV to come on the market in 1994. Read more Toyota reviews to learn about other models.


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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: April 19, 2022

2013-2015 Rav4's catching fires from electrical issues on these SUVs. Mine caught fire and completely burned. I found out days later, they have a nationwide lawsuit for these SUVs. I have reached out to Toyota USA, they have not replaced the vehicle nor attempted to settle the issue.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Jan. 24, 2022

I have always been a Honda person and currently owning my 5th Honda. A CRV. But before buying any of my cars I have always tried to convince myself

to change to Toyota and why not? After all they are the largest Auto maker in the world one and have so many fantastic reviews. So this time I convinced myself to buy a Toyota Rav 4 Prime which I booked in August 2021 and was told the delivery would be 9 months - I accepted. I know the 9 months are not over yet but here is the deal but till this Saturday were not able to tell me how many Primes they have on their order - can you believe this -.

Then you look at Toyota - one would have thought that they would have anticipated that at some time during covid that they are going to face chip and parts shortages but they didn't and in spite of this they kept on saying that they will meet their production target only to come back the next day with a lower number for the quarter and the year. Never heard this from Honda. Look at Tesla. They are still able to meet their commitments and to date have not complained of any shortages. On top of all this every day Toyota come up with a new model - what's the point when they can't supply it. I live in Ontario and as it is Toyota is supplying less Primes to this province. Hey Toyota you have a responsibility to your customers.

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    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: Nov. 28, 2021

    Toyota dealership Island Toyota. Please I want to know how come island toyota at Staten Island put 10k over price on rav4 2021. This situation is legal. I preferred to tell you about this. Thanks for helping.

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    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: Nov. 20, 2021

    My husband and I bought a 2020 Rav4 at the end of 2020, in December. Our tires still have a good amount of tread on them, I believe they are Toyota brand and they get us back and forth. I thought you needed to change your tires like once a year, but we have had ours for more than that and they are still in pretty good condition and we drive a considerable amount. Thank you Toyota for making good products!

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    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: Aug. 17, 2021

    Absolutely awful. My car’s battery and AWD lights went on while traveling in rural Vermont, and after having the battery checked at a service station on the way, I managed to get it to the dealership in White River Junction. The advisor there was helpful and courteous, but since they didn’t have the part needed, I had to go to my home dealership for it. She added that since they did a diagnostic there, which I paid for, I’d just need to pay for the part at my dealership. Having dealt with Atlantic Toyota before, I called first and checked with a parts mechanic there before making an appointment. I told him the diagnosis for the part was made at White River Junction, I paid the diagnostic fee, and he agreed that it wouldn’t be fair to pay for a diagnostic twice. The scheduler I spoke to also agreed and I pointed out that I don’t expect to pay another diagnostic fee for this part. So I made the appointment but I should have known better.

    At the Atlantic Toyota dealership I was told flat out by a service advisor that “his” technician would need to see the car before putting in the part. So I’d have to pay ANOTHER “$120 plus” diagnostic fee. I left, upset and not wanting to argue, though I should have known from past experience how this dealership works. Now I will go to another mechanic. It’s the last time I have to deal with Toyota. My Rav4 has had many more costly repairs than the average car in its six years (and it’s had no accidents.) My Rav4 has been an expensive lemon.

    Over the years I have used Atlantic Toyota for service after purchasing my car from the Amityville dealership because I thought it was better to have Toyota trained mechanics. I should have listened to friends who dealt with them and were unhappy. It’s gone downhill from there. The one star is for the two service advisors I’ve dealt with who were helpful over the years, Benny and Tim. Otherwise, I advise people to beware when thinking about buying a Toyota, especially after the service experiences I had with this dealership.

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    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 7, 2021

    In January 2015 Toyota did recall of 2008 Toyota Rav4. Decided against putting adjustable toe in rear suspension system. Instead Toyota put a bars in both sides making my Rav4 adjustable only at Toyota dealership. This was permanent fix. I have gone through 2 sets of tires and now have dealership alignment for $566.00. Called Toyota for "Good Will" help. They refused and acted like their repair worked.

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    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 4, 2021

    Fortunately our youngest child was not harmed when his Toyota RAV4 (2014) burst into flames and blew up. Fortunately he had parked it away from anything flammable. A fire investigator hired by Toyota confirmed that the fire started in the engine and swept through the interior, completely destroying the vehicle. But today we got an official letter from Toyota saying, "Sorry this happened, but we must deny the claim. Let us know if you ever get any evidence to support that a defect caused the incident." Meanwhile the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating 1.9 million RAV4s built between 2013–2018 following complaints of fires starting from the 12-volt battery.

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    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: Sept. 14, 2020

    The rubber door seals are oxidizing on both of my 2018 Rav 4. They leave black marks on your clothes! Toyota says to bad put duct tape on them! Toyota will not cover the seals. Lawyers are next. When you enter the car your pants brush up against the seal and black appears on your pants.

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    Original review: July 7, 2020

    To all who will be buying RAV4 2018 in white color! Be careful! This may affect other Toyota cars! I bought this car new. In 2018. Now it has 21000 miles. This car has developed a yellow rust spots behind tire wells and on the fifth door. Now it has 21000 miles and rust spots on the front fenders, side doors, fifth door. Today (7/6/2020) I have visited the Suburban Toyota in Troy (the original dealer I bought this car from) and as I expected service will not accept any responsibility. They have suggested to call National Toyota Call Center.

    I did called. Same thing. Blaming the environment. All kind of excuses. Mentioned the dealer, sited with the dealer. At Suburban Toyota Service Manager even told me the story that this spots are normal(!) since Toyota now using a water based paint. So now I am stuck with the car, that in a year or two will lose its entire value.

    By the way, while I was at the service department, an another white RAV4 rolled in. I did not hesitated to check this car around: same thing, yellow in the same pattern on the vehicle. 07/06/2020. Oleg, Michigan

    7 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 4 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 16, 2020

    In reading through these reviews of the RAV4, it appears I am one of the lucky ones. I bought a brand new 2010 V6 four wheel drive. Currently at 130,000 trouble free miles. I've always waxed it, which may explain why the paint is flawless. There is some rust on the suspension, but my mechanic says it's normal. I've always greased the front suspension rubber boots with a grease gun needle...so they are fine as well. I have a small weep on the rear main engine seal...but it doesn't lose oil between changes...so I'm living with it per my mechanic's advice. It still has the original water pump, starter, radiator, calipers, rotors. Really, nothing has ever broke or worn out...knock on wood.

    I love the power of this car. Fully loaded it will go 80 uphill all day long. Gets around 22 mpg, less if I'm pushing it. I also have a 2004 2wh drive manual Tacoma with 260,000 miles. Same story...though I did replace a starter. Neither has ever broke down on the road. And I have a 1991 Corolla with 370,000 miles. Daily driver. Now on the corolla I've replaced a lot of peripherals, even some rubber gaskets on the front of camshaft, but the engine and manual transmission are original. My mechanic says Toyota stopped making their legendary quality after my RAV4 model year. I'm not sure what to think anymore. All three of my Toyotas run well...as do my children's Toyotas.

    8 people found this review helpful
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