Recalls & Defects For 2017 Toyota RAV4



Vehicle Report: 2017 Toyota RAV4

Recalls & Defects

Recall Subject: AIR Bags

Report Receipt Date: 04/21/2011
NHTSA Campaign: 11v245000

Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2008 highlander, highlander hybrid, and model year 2007-2008 rav4 vehicles. in the curtain shield airbag (csa) system, there are two sensors in the airbag sensor assembly which are designed to detect vehicle roll angle. if one of these sensors malfunctions, the airbag warning light (malfunction indicator light: mil) will illuminate and the roll detection system will be suspended; however, the airbag csa remains available in the event of a side crash. if both sensors fail nearly simultaneously after initial airbag system check, the csa and the seat belt pretensioner could be inadvertently activated.

Consequence
Inadvertent activation of the csa and/or the seat belt pretensioner can cause injury to a vehicle occupant.

Remedy
Toyota will replace the airbag sensor assembly with a new one containing improved roll rate sensors, free of charge. toyota intends to send an interim owner notification to owners early to mid-may, 2011 when sufficient parts and remedy becomes available. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Notes
Toyota safety recall no. boe-b1e.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .


Recall Subject: Vehicle Speed Control:accelerator Pedal

Report Receipt Date: 02/24/2011
NHTSA Campaign: 11v113000

Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2008 through 2011 lexus lx570, 2003 through 2009 toyota 4runner, and 2006 through 2010 rav4 vehicles. the accelerator pedal can get stuck in the wide open position due to its being trapped by an unsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat.

Consequence
A stuck open accelerator pedal may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death.

Remedy
The remedy is now available. the safety recall began early april 2011. the remedy will involve modification or replacement of the accelerator pedal and replacement of any toyota all-weather floor mat. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

Notes
Toyota's recall campaign numbers are 90l (toyota) and 90lg (lexus).customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.this recall is an expansion of safety recalls 09v-388 and 10v-023.


Recall Subject: Equipment:other:labels

Report Receipt Date: 02/03/2010
NHTSA Campaign: 10v036000

Summary
Southeast toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 passenger vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." these vehicles were sold without the requisite load carrying capacity modification labels.

Consequence
A driver may overload a vehicle which may increase the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Dealers will mail to consumers the corrected label or the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge. the safety recall began on may 27, 2010. owners may contact southeast toyota at 1-800-301-6859.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .


Recall Subject: Equipment:other:labels

Report Receipt Date: 06/15/2009
NHTSA Campaign: 09v223000

Summary
Toyota is recalling 27,080 model year 2005 through 2010 passenger cars built from september 1, 2005 to may 4, 2009. these vehicles were not equipped with load carrying capacity modification labels which fails to conform with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims."

Consequence
Incorrect load carrying capacity modification labels could result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Toyota will notify owners and provide them with a new, accurate label to be installed over the inaccurate label free of charge. the safety recall began on august 18, 2009. owners may contact toyota at 1-888-270-9371.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .


Recall Subject: Equipment:other:labels

Report Receipt Date: 02/03/2010
NHTSA Campaign: 10v035000

Summary
Gulf states toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." these vehicles were sold between september 1, 2005 and june 2, 2008 without the requisite load carrying capacity modification labels.

Consequence
This does not meet the standard requirements.

Remedy
Dealers will mail to consumers the corrected label or the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge. dealers will also correct the owner's manual. the safety recall began on may 27, 2010. owners may contact gulf states toyota at 713-580-3300.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .


Recall Subject: Visibility:power Window Devices and Controls

Report Receipt Date: 10/10/2012
NHTSA Campaign: 12v491000

Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 camry, camry hybrid, rav4, corolla, corolla matrix, tundra, sequoia, highlander, highlander hybrid, yaris, scion xb, scion xd and pontiac vibe vehicles. the power window master switch assemblies in some of these vehicles were built using a less precise process for lubricating the internal components of the switch assemblies. irregularities in this lubrication process may cause the power window master switch assemblies to malfunction and overheat.

Consequence
If the switch overheats, it may melt, possibly resulting in a fire.

Remedy
Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will inspect the switch and apply a special grease that inhibits heat build up or replace any switch damaged by the defect, free of charge. toyota owners that experience a problem with a switch should not attempt to make repairs, but should contact their toyota dealer or the toyota customer experience center at 1-800-331-4331. general motors will contact the pontiac vibe owners affected by this recall and gm dealers will inspect and repair switches as necessary. those owners may contact pontiac customer care at 1-800-762-2737.

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.


Recall Subject: Suspension:rear

Report Receipt Date: 08/02/2012
NHTSA Campaign: 12v373000

Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2011 rav4 and 2010 lexus hs250h passenger vehicles manufactured from october 2005 through september 2010. if the nuts for adjusting the rear wheel alignment are improperly tightened during service, the rear suspension arm (rear tie rod) may develop unwanted movement and rust, leading to thread damage and eventual failure. failure of the rear tie rod will cause an abrupt change in the vehicle's alignment.

Consequence
Failure of the rear tie rod could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear tie-rod nut for looseness and replace any suspect tie-rod found loose. dealers will also affix instructions in multiple places to prevent improper servicing in the future. the recall began on november 30, 2012. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

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.


Recall Subject: Suspension:rear

Report Receipt Date: 08/28/2013
NHTSA Campaign: 13v383000

Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2011 rav4 and 2010 lexus hs250h passenger vehicles manufactured from october 2005 through september 2010. if the nuts for adjusting the rear wheel alignment are improperly tightened during service, the rear suspension arm (rear tie rod) may develop unwanted movement and rust leading to thread damage and eventual failure. failure of the rear tie rod will cause an abrupt change in the vehicle's alignment.

Consequence
Failure of the rear tie rod could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tie rods and replace any that have rust or corrosion on the alignment adjustment threads. all of the rear tie rods will then be encased in an epoxy to prevent future environmental damage. due to limitations in parts, the recall remedy will be launched in phases from september 2013 through mid-april 2014. all owners will receive notification of the recall, with most receiving second notifications when parts are available in their area. important: this recall supersedes toyota and lexus recall 12v-373. all vehicles that have been inspected and remedied under the previous recall need to be re-inspected and have the appropriate remedy applied.

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.


Recall Subject: AIR Bags:frontal:driver Side:inflator Module

Report Receipt Date: 04/09/2014
NHTSA Campaign: 14v168000

Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2008 rav4, 2006-2010 yaris, 2008-2010 highlander, and 2009-2010 tacoma, corolla, corolla matrix and general motors pontiac vibe vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the steering column assembly contains electrical connections to the driver's airbag module housed in a spiral cable assembly, which includes a flexible flat cable (ffc). due to the shape and location of the ffc's retainer, the ffc could become damaged when the steering wheel is turned.

Consequence
If the ffc is damaged, connectivity to the driver's air bag module could be lost and the air bag deactivated. the failure of the driver's air bag to deploy in the event of a crash that typically necessitates deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver.

Remedy
Toyota will notify the toyota vehicle owners, and general motors will notify the pontiac vibe owners. toyota sent owners an interim notification letter in may 2014 to advise owners of the recall. toyota will mail owners a second letter when remedy parts are available. general motors sent pontiac vibe owners an interim letter on june 20, 2014 notifying them that parts are currently unavailable. general motors sent notices to the pontiac vibe owners on september 15, 2014, that a remedy is available. the recall began on october 27, 2014. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331. owners may contact general motors at 1-800-762-2737.

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.


Recall Subject: Seats:front Assembly:seat Heater/Cooler

Report Receipt Date: 11/19/2014
NHTSA Campaign: 14v743000

Summary
Southeast toyota distributors, llc (set) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 prius and corolla, 2009-2011 venza, 2006-2010 avalon, 2007-2010 fj cruiser, 2005-2011 sienna and sequoia, 2006-2011 tacoma 4x2 and 4x4, camry, highlander, tundra 4x2 and 4x4, and 2007-2011 rav4 and 4runner. the affected vehicles may experience compression of the seat cushion which may damage the seat heater wiring.

Consequence
Damage to the seat heater wiring could cause the wires to short, increasing the risk of the seat burning and causing personal injury to the occupant.

Remedy
Set will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the heaters with copper strand heating elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory, free of charge. the recall is expected to began in january 2015. owners may contact set customer service at 1-866-405-4226.

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.


Recall Subject: Seats:front Assembly:seat Heater/Cooler

Report Receipt Date: 06/02/2016
NHTSA Campaign: 16v396000

Summary
Southeast toyota distributors, llc (set) is recalling certain 2005-2011 4runner, highlander, sequoia, and sienna, 2005-2010 avalon and tundra, 2006-2008 camry solara, 2006-2010 highlander hybrid, 2006-2011 rav4 and tacoma, 2007-2010 fj cruiser, 2007-2011 camry hybrid, 2009-2010 venza, 2010-2012 prius, 1988-1990 and 2005-2010 camry, and 1989 and 2009-2010 corolla vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters with a copper strand heating element. the electrical wiring in the seat heaters may be damaged when the seat cushion is compressed.

Consequence
If damaged, the copper strand heating element may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

Remedy
Set will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the seat heaters, free of charge, and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory. the recall began on july 14, 2016. owners may contact set customer service at 1-866-405-4226. set number for this recall is set16b.

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.


Recall Subject: Seat Belts:rear/Other

Report Receipt Date: 02/19/2016
NHTSA Campaign: 16v096000

Summary
Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2006-2012 rav4 vehicles manufactured july 28, 2005, to december 19, 2012, and 2012-2014 rav4 ev vehicles manufactured july 24, 2012, to august 29, 2014. in the event of a frontal collision, the rear seat belts for the outboard seats may be cut by the seat cushion frame.

Consequence
A cut seat belt may not properly restrain the seat occupant, increasing their risk of injury in a crash.

Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will install a protector over both rear seat cushion frames, free of charge. the recall began on june 24, 2016. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. toyota's number for this recall is g0f.

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.


Recall Subject: Visibility:power Window Devices and Controls

Report Receipt Date: 10/22/2015
NHTSA Campaign: 15v689000

Summary
Toyota motor company (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 tundra, sequoia, corolla, corolla matrix and scion xb, 2008-2011 highlander and highlander hybrid, 2007 camry and camry hybrid, 2009 camry and camry hybrid, 2006-2011 rav4, 2006-2010 yaris, and 2009-2010 scion xd and pontiac vibe vehicles. during the manufacturing of the power window master switch (pwms), grease lubricant may have been inconsistently applied to the sliding electrical contacts.

Consequence
If the sliding electrical contacts are not protected by lubricant, debris and moisture that get into the switch may cause a short circuit and the switch assembly may overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire.

Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the switch, applying a lubricant if no abnormality is found. if abnormality is found, the pwms circuit board will be replaced, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin december 20, 2015. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. toyota's number for this recall is c0m.

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.


Recall Subject: Suspension:rear

Report Receipt Date: 08/12/2016
NHTSA Campaign: 16v596000

Summary
Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 toyota rav4 vehicles manufactured october 31, 2005, to september 7, 2010, and 2010 lexus hs250h vehicles manufactured july 6, 2009, to august 26, 2010. the affected vehicles have rear suspension arms (rear tie rods) with adjusting lock nuts that may have been improperly tightened after servicing. as a result of being loose, the arm may have thread damage and may rust, possibly leading to the failure of the arm and an abrupt change in the vehicle's alignment.

Consequence
Failure of the rear tie rod could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Toyota will notify owners and dealers will replace both rear suspension arms and encapsulate the locknuts, free of charge. the recall began on september 30, 2016. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. toyota's numbers for this recall are g0v for toyota vehicles and glk for lexus vehicles. note: this recall supersedes recall 13v-383, in which some vehicles were only inspected, sealed, and did not have both arms replaced. the affected vehicles were previously recalled under 13v-383, but did not have both rear suspension arms replaced at that time. those vehicles need to have both arms replaced as part of this recall remedy.

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.


Recall Subject: Tires:temporary/Emergency Spare Tire

Report Receipt Date: 05/02/2017
NHTSA Campaign: 17v295000

Summary
Gulf states toyota, inc. (gulf states) is recalling certain 2017 4runner , 86, avalon, camry, camry hybrid, corolla, corolla im, highlander, highlander hybrid, prius, prius c, rav4, rav4 hybrid, sienna and yaris vehicles. the spare tire air pressure was not adjusted to the proper pressure as stated on the tire pressure label.

Consequence
A spare tire that is not inflated to the proper value may not perform as intended, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Gulf states will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the spare tires, adjusting their pressure as necessary, free of charge. the recall began june 15, 2017. owners may contact gulf states customer service at 1-800-444-1074. toyota's number for this recall is 17r2.

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.


Recall Subject: Equipment:other:labels

Report Receipt Date: 06/28/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v503000

Summary
Southeast toyota distributors, llc (set) is recalling certain 2017-2019 toyota camry, corolla, rav4, sienna, and yaris ia vehicles equipped with factory-installed floor mats. the load carrying capacity modification label may be incorrect. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 110, "tire selection and rims."

Consequence
An incorrect label may lead to unintentionally overloading the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Set will notify owners and provide a corrected label for placement over the inaccurate label, free of charge. the recall began august 23, 2019. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. set's number for this recall is set19a.

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.



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