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2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Toyota RAV4

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2006-2011 Toyota RAV4

Why it's on the list: Two major recall announcements cover hundreds of thousands of vehicles.


  • Rear suspension arm corrosion (12V373000, 2006-2011 778,000 RAV4 and Lexus HS250h models)
  • Power window switch may fail (12V49100, 2,519,424 2007-2009 vehicles, mainly Toyota and Scion)
  • Curtain shield airbag may not deploy (12V029000, 279 MY-2011 RAV4s)

Manufacturer's hotline: 800-331-4331

Two major recall announcements made by Toyota last year cross paths in the 2006 through 2011 Toyota RAV4—and in the 2007-2009 RAV4 especially. The power-window recall covers a total of nearly 2.52 million Toyota, Scion, and even Pontiac (Vibe) vehicles, but with the RAV4's suspension recall considered too, this is Toyota's U.S. vehicle that's most affected by recalls announced this past year. It's been among the longstanding top-rated vehicles in its class in reliability and other measures, but even it's not perfect.

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  1. I can't get too worked up about recalls like a lot of people. If the manufacturer has found a safety problem or something that might fail early and gets on top of it I applaud them. There was a time when something that wasn't right was neglected and manufacturer corrected in the next years model. As for the previous years purchaser he or she was SOL. Unless you had a good dealer's service manager that would go to bat for you when it came to warranty. And then we are all aware of the old 'fix if it fails' warranty. There again a good dealer's Service Manager would get every owners car fixed.
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