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Toyota RAV4 Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There have been 3 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEMRecall Date: 03/12/2015
  • Summary: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2015 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Highlander, and Highlander Hybrid, and 2014-2015 Rav4 vehicles. A component of the electric power steering (EPS) electronic control unit (ECU) may have been damaged during the manufacturing process. Over time, this damage may result in failure of the electric power steering system.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 110085
  • Consequence: An unexpected loss of power steering increases the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the serial number of the EPS ECU or steering column assembly. If the number is within the affected range, the EPS ECU will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on May 7, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
  • Dates of Manufacture AUG 17, 2014 to NOV 20, 2014
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V144000
EXTERIOR LIGHTINGRecall Date: 01/15/2015
  • Summary: Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Toyota Rav4 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2013, to December 29, 2014, and equipped with an accessory trailer light module. The software within the module may incorrectly detect an electrical short and preventively turn off the electrical current and the trailer lights.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1140
  • Consequence: If the system incorrectly detects an electrical short and turns off the trailer lights while the trailer is being towed at night, there is an increased risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: SET will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer light module with a new unit with corrected software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 23, 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET-15A.
  • Dates of Manufacture MAY 31, 2013 to DEC 28, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SET-15A
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V011000
EQUIPMENTRecall Date: 12/29/2014
  • Summary: Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Toyota 4Runner, Tacoma, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, RAV4, Scion FRS, and XB vehicles. The affected vehicles may have accessories installed by SET, such as running boards or other items, that were incorrectly installed. The accessory attaching fasteners were not tightened with the proper torque, possibly causing the accessory to detach from the vehicle.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 3924
  • Consequence: Accessories that detach from a vehicle may result in a vehicle crash and/or personal injury.
  • Remedy: SET will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the affected bolts, free of charge. The recall began February 23, 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET-14B.
  • Dates of Manufacture MAY 31, 2013 to DEC 16, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SET-14B
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V828000

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

Predicted Reliability Score 3_5
  • Key:
  • 5 Among The Best
  • 4 Better Than Most
  • 3 About Average
  • 2 The Rest

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Warranty

The 2015 Toyota RAV4 comes with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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