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It seems that Toyota is lowering the quality of their vehicles. I bought a 2021 Rav4 with only 35,000 miles so far, I only use it to take my son to school, it is always parked indoors and I noticed that the steering wheel began to peel. It is very poor quality what Toyota is doing with its vehicles, so sad and frustrating. All my life I used Toyota but every time I see how they low quality.
Hi, I am writing my experience with two Toyota brands: Prius and Rav4 (both hybrid). Today my Rav 4 was stolen from outside my house...without a key! Apparently this is a known issue with Rav4 that makes it easy for duplicating key code and easily driving away with the car. It is shocking and a lot of hassle (and financial loss irrespective of the insurance coverage) to see clear footage of a person walking to the car in the middle of the night and just driving away with it within 2 minutes. We have both keys in the house and the car is completely locked.
This has been reported multiple times before...Apparently RAV4 is a most stolen vehicle and seconds only to VW. Are Toyota engineers aware? or are they not capable of fixing the issue? With Toyota Prius also the catalytic condenser was removed easily...we had to replace the car soon because it never worked the same again. Sad to see a reputed car company like Toyota putting no effort in a known issue like easy hacking of Toyota keys. Very disappointing...never investing in a Toyota again.
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I received a phone call from Wolfchase Toyota/Toyota Corporate and they are going to repair/resolve the issue with my liftgate! Top notch customer service. I will update the progress once it is resolved.
I purchased a 2019 Certified Preowned RAV4 Premium in November 2020 from Wolfchase Toyota in Memphis, Tennessee with 17,441 miles on the odometer. In July 2022 at 27,583 miles the rear automatic liftgate failed. Couldn’t afford the repair, so Toyota tech turned off Power liftgate mode and told me to use it manually. Now, at 32,446 miles, the driver’s side rear liftgate hinge is cracked and rear door has shifted to the right. Dealer says it is my problem. Have a Case number with Toyota Brand Engagement Center. Upon further investigation, it seems I am not the only RAV4 owner with this problem! Obviously, looks like a manufacturing structural flaw. My research turned up same issue on years 2019,2020 & 2021 so far. Seems like there should be a Safety Recall or Class Action Lawsuit.
2019 Toyota Rav4 roof rack leaking water. "Won't warranty" because it's got a "broken bracket". It's affected all of the computer systems. Toyota is pulling the ** stance of corporate behavior. "Since it's broken, it's not a design flaw". It's clearly a design flaw, just google it. Thailand ran a news report on the issue. There are thousands of reports of this issue. The dealership will try and classify this as "it's broken" and therefore not under warranty. Complete **. Avoid these corporate leeches at all costs. My vehicle was unsafe to drive, within warranty period, and they try and push the bill on the individual. Absolutely abhorrent.
We owned 2 Toyota cars, Highlander and RAV4 (this is our second RAV4), we bought both time new, the first one after one year has some break and noise issues and my wife did not like it and we traded and got 2017 RAV4, from her experience, she did not wanted Toyota but different car, though I told her that it has longevity and she should get another Toyota and she agreed and gotten RAV4 2017 new car.
However, this RAV4 cars have issues and my wife was right and I was wrong and will never buy RAV4 again. Today, in Portland, there is rain and raining and that small snow also now start melting with the rain, I parked my wife car in our driveway and went in, after lunch came back to drive, saw water was dripping, immediately looked for the sunroof locks, it was completed closed, reach my hand to the place where is the leak is coming, it's from headliner areas by driver side where sun visor located. This is 2017 RAV4 with 26k mileage, I drop the car by the dealer where did we bought this car, their tech will be back on Monday, I cannot wait what they have to say for this obvious defect from the factories, I read more about it and there are a lot of this issues with RAV4 and needs factory attention for recall. Period.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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