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in 2012 Affordable Compact SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $18,635 - $23,962
Original MSRP: $22,650 - $28,650
MPG: 22 City / 28 Hwy
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2012 Toyota RAV4 Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULICRecall Date: 02/12/2014
  • Consequence: If this occurs, these systems could become inoperative, reducing the directional control assistance, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V054000
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 261,114
  • Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Toyota Tacoma and Lexus RX350 vehicles and certain model year 2012 Toyota Rav4 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the brake system contains a brake actuator that adjusts the fluid pressure of each wheel cylinder. An electrical component within the actuator may experience an increased resistance resulting in the illumination of various warning lights, including those for the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system, Antilock Brake System (ABS), and Traction Control system.
  • Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and Toyota and Lexus dealers will update the software for the Skid Control electronic control unit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin early April 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Reliability

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Warranty

Note that warranty coverage that came with the vehicle when it was new may not transfer to subsequent owners. Check with the manufacturer to see if a warranty may still apply.

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