The Toyota RAV4 is well-rounded and easy to maneuver in tight spaces. Although narrow and a bit cramped, the RAV4 features a flexible interior, with rear seats that can be folded, tumbled forward, or removed in sections. A new engine for 2004 provided acceleration comparable with a V6 and relatively good fuel economy. Handling, which is aided by standard electronic stability control (ESC), is nimble and secure.
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There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2004 Toyota RAV4 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

"The part that controls the ABS and the traction and stability control stopped working. It had to be replaced. Our mechanic found a used one and installed it for $600. A new one would have cost about $2300"

James G., CO (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"In the area of expense, parts and labor cost approximately $1000. A lot to invest in a 2004 SUV but still like driving this vehicle so it was worth it for me"

Marcia B., IL (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front passenger side caliper frozen, both front calipers replaced in September 2014. Read driver side caliper frozen, both calipers replaced April 2015"

N B., NJ (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"during brake pad replacement one caliper needed a rebuild kit"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Parking brake became inoperative. Entire assembly was rusted and had to be replaced"

Lou F., AB (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front brakes have been replaced twice on this vehicle"

Daron-Camden D., VA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced front rotors when front calipers replaced"

N B., NJ (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear passenger-side rotor was rotting, according to my mechanic.This caused a loud squeaking sound every time I made a turn. No problem since after replacement"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brake splash guards completely rusted away, allowing salt & corrosion to enter rear brake calipers and rotors"

Theodore H., NJ (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear brakes developed a noise when the brake pedal was depressed. The issue was that a metal shield next to the brakes has rusted to the point of being loose and was making contact with the moving parts of the brakes. The repair shop simply removed the shield completely and corrected the problem"

Anonymous, ME (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"replaced pads and turned rotors on all four wheels"

L T., AL (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I just needed to replace the front brakes, rear brakes will be this summer"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"normal repair"

Anonymous, NM (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal brake repair"

Margaret H., CA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal replacement of pads, rebuild one caliper and service rotors"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal break wear. But also found a frozen toe in one wheel"

Anonymous, CT (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"needs new brakes too often"

Richie H., NY (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"I assume it was normal wear and tear given this was the first time it's been replaced in 11 years. Bearings/assembly"

Andrew C., OH (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Identical to my earlier comments about my 4Runner: "Upper corner of windshield started dripping. Turned out the sunroof/moonroof drains were clogged with fir needles and had to be cleared. Also, the front air intakes by the windshield wipers have to be cleared, esp. before any snowfall winds up sealing the mat of needles in place. No car we've ever owned over 50 years (domestic or not) has ever been designed with effective drainage or heater/ac air filtration for evergreen needles. Neither has a"

Donald M., WA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Parked outside, the RAV4 rain channels in the passenger windshield post got clogged with dead fir needles, and rain water began dripping inside the car. The service dept. just removed the clog and the problem disappeared"

Donald M., WA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Significant water leak during heavy rains. Water was leaking around sunroof and/or windshield and the car developed mold under the floor mat as well as a "swampy" odor. DIY carpet cleaning and discontinued use of sun roof have helped tremendously"

Nancy L., FL (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water will leak into interior through the top left corner of the windshield"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There is deterioration of most seals and weather stripping as car is parked outdoors in sunny parking lot all day. Rarely garaged. Florida sun. Almost 12 years old so there's going to be breakdown"

Nancy L., FL (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The sun roof developed a problem. The duct that drains water away collapsed and let water into the back compartment. It was a very costly fix"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"All seals: hood and doors kept coming loose and dangled"

Leslie L., ON (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Rear-end squeaking when driving on rough pavement. I plan to point this out in a month, when the RAV4 is in for routine service and oil change. I hope the semi-annual lube will help with this issue"

Robert D., BC (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaking from front of IP or windshield"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise in rear suspension that lubrication did not stop"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaking was related to rear tire rod and rotor. After spending more than $700, the problem stopped"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front-end stabilizers had to be replaced"

Leslie L., ON (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"All my window seals were replaced with my car was under warranty. The driver's side seal kept coming apart, until I had it repaired by a private mechanic. But I still have wind noise"

Martha P., FL (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer installed sun roof won't seal right"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Normal wear and tear"

Henry D., AZ (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Alignment was out because all 4 struts needed to be replaced"

J R., SK (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Front struts worn out, which is normal for the mileage"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear shocks started leaking. I had to install a replacement to pass State Safety Inspection. Cost $200 for a DIY job. Quoted $800 in the shop"

Anonymous, UT (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"struts needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattling noise in front end was diagnosed as worn out struts, so I had them replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"constant squealing noise, especially when braking, reversing, and turning corners. MEchanic cannot fix it. You can hear this car three blocks away"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"All 4 struts needed to be replaced"

J R., SK (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed replacing at 50,000 mile checkup so said the mechanic. Were in the rear but I had no indication that they needed replacing, was informed when I picked up my car from mechanic. Was rather surprised because last 7 years haven't really done that"

SUSn W., NV (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed replacement due to age and condition. Strut mounts also needed replacement due to structural integrity"

Matthew S., TX (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced both front struts at about 100,000 miles. Consider this good service"

Theodore H., NJ (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"Broke. Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MO (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"The rear sway bars needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, SK (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bushings wore, replaced"

Lindsey B., NY (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Catalytic converter rusted out and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"need a new cat"

Marc G., NJ (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I really didn't know I had a problem with the Catalytic converter in my 2004 Toyota RAV4 until I picked it up from the mechanic after my 50,000 mile checkup. This was my second Toyota vehicle I've owned which needed this part replaced over time and"

SUSn W., NV (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

"Rusted out holes developed in several spots and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"needed to R &R"

Joseph C., ME (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"original muffler I had it replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the pipe that connects to the muffler rusted out had to change"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Broken flanger, repaired inexpensively by welding in a replacement section of generic pipe"

Grant H., ON (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"needed replacing due to rusting out"

Carol V., MA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It's a 2004 & things wear out. Had 5 holes in pipe leading to muffler"

Mary H., WI (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The clear coat is peeling off. Also paint on the rear bumper and on the spare tire cover is peeling off"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car needed body work after two minor fender benders. One fender never stayed attached correctly and paint is peeling after the front fender was repaired. It's probably the body shop's fault"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"paint missing around some molding"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint in the false air scoop is discolored, peeling and blistering"

Ronald B., NV (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint started to get chips and scrapes within the 1st year - fortunately the car is silver and they do not show too much but this was a disappointment for the amount I paid for the vehicle"

Pratiksha J., PA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"wheel rims, around the wheel well, and the hatch door have rust"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I live very near the ocean and was not able to garage the car. Rust on the wheels, muffler and brakes caused damage requiring repairs"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"living in so. fl. sun Hood faded and now rust spots"

John S., FL (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the body is starting to rust over wheel wells"

Richie H., NY (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

"Cap would not close securely and hose was leaking fuel"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Fuel filler charcoal filter causes the VSC Trac and Engine check light stay on. It has been checked out by my Toyota dealer and they want $800 to replace the charcoal filter at the fuel filler. They said that it has no bearing on the fuel mileage, but is annoying with the lights that stay on. I replaced the gas cap, etc. Toyota used to cover this, but stopped a while ago"

Martha P., FL (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The sensor dash light came on a few times. After checking the gas cap a few times, I had a module replaced"

Carolyn J., NJ (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"The fuel fill inlet (under the cap) rusted through"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel injection system

"Only needed cleaning"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One of the fuel injectors began intermittent operation, and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Removed/replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"Persistent engine oil leaks, even though previous owner fixed some, still goes on"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I just noticed the leak on garage floor this morning, so need to take car in to determine cause"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There is an oil leak which I believe may be the valve cover gasket"

Edward W., CA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It was a seal in the timing belt cover, not to serious but costly"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine mounts

"Mounts broke - all had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"Plug pulled out when removing a power cable"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"The front reading light switch cover broke about 2 years after purchase. You cannot get just the light cover, to fix it properly, you have to get the entire housing with the light which is a costly repair for a broken push button switch cover"

Pratiksha J., PA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Passenger door lock won't open or close with remote"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"2 of the 4 doors have electronic lock failure"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"keeps coming on and does not want to reset"

Ron G., CA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Check engine light comes on occasionally with no smog problems, etc"

Ron G., CA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"Removed/replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Toyota had a service bulletin about a problem with some of the 2004 Rav 4 head bolts being over tightened at the factory causing the head bolts to strip the threads in the engine block. We had to have this fixed and Toyota would not help with cost"

Lee S., PA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

"The timing chain guide wore through and the timing chain made contact with the timing chain tensioner causing damage to the tensioner and the timing chain cover. The dealer noticed an oil leak at the timing chain cover and discovered the damaged tensioner inside the engine in the process of removing the cover to replace the timing chain cover. Timing chain cover, timing chain, tensioner and guides were all replaced for about $1860"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Required complete replacement of engine block at 90,000 miles due to head bolts loosening from the block. Cylinder head was salvaged. Constant oil leaks and overheating due to separation of head from block"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Scheduled timing belt replacement

"Replaced timing belt assembly when we had the head gasket and stripped bolts repaired"

Lee S., PA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"The rear door opens sideways. Something rusted and then every time I opened this door it would slam into me. The cost to replace this broken piece of "bolt" was over $400"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear door had a popping sound when opening and closing the door"

Jeff C., TN (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"I went into a car wash and came out without the cover of my spare tire. The cost to replace this cover: $600!!!!"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hatch movement device failed, allowing hatch to open too widely and damage body panel"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"The rear door won't lock when using the key fob. It has to be manually locked with the key"

Jeff C., TN (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"The cable between the shifter and the transmission broke at the transmission end due to rust"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission computer

"transmission computer when bad , causing rough shifting and need whole transmission replace. Toyota did all the work for free under warranty"

John S., FL (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"Had to replace gasket on transmission pan. IN previous years had leak problems with oil and had to replace other gaskets"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission broke down. Replaced with used model from a wrecked car with low mileage. Works fine now"

Anonymous, UT (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wouldn't upshift to overdrive (5th gear) Car stopped Transmission inspected then replaced with used (72,000 miles) transmission"

Gary G., NY (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I took the car in to my mechanic in Feb., 2015, because it was laboring and making a noise when it shifted from 1st to 2nd and 3rd gear. He replaced the solenoid and then put in a rebuilt transmission. That still did not fix the problem. He replac"

Nancy L., CA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

"Failed with the failure of the ABS module"

James G., CO (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"The alternator gave out"

Anonymous, SK (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
4WD/AWD components

"leaks led to rebuild AWD DRIVE"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"It stopped working and had to be replaced"

Christopher F., PA (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The CD player is kaputt"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Normal wear and tear"

Henry D., AZ (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Oct 17 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2010-2016 4Runner, 2003-2006 Tundra, 2003-2013 Corolla, 2009-2010 Corolla Matrix, 2004-2005 RAV4, 2002-2007 Sequoia, 2011-2013 Sienna, 2008-2012 Scion xB, 2008-2009 Lexus IS-F, 2007-2012 Yaris and Lexus ES350, 2010-2017 Lexus GX460, 2002-2010 Lexus SC430, 2006-2012 Lexus IS250 and IS350 and 2010-2015 Lexus IS250C and IS350C vehicles. These vehicles had their driver or passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the driver or front passenger air bag inflator or the air bag assembly using an alternate inflator, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota's numbers for this recall are J0A, J0B, and J0C. Lexus' numbers for this recall are JLI, JLJ, and JLK.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V741000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 928203
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
May 13 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2004-2005 Toyota RAV4 vehicles manufactured May 13, 2003, to October 25, 2005. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag, free of charge. Owners were mailed an interim notice June 17, 2015. The recall began on August 21, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V284000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 159700
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