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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.
Alerts
There are 4 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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Engine Major
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Engine Cooling
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Climate System
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Brakes
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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 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 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 2005 Toyota RAV4 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“Best I can tell the catalytic onverter was damaged in a rear end accident”

Dennis B., ME (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

“After 10 years on the road the stainless steel exhaust system developed cracks in the welds to the catalytic converter and pipe junctions. Had it repaired at an aftermarket place rather than paying Toyota the outrageous sum of $1660 plus tax”

Gordon E., NY (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Dealer informed me during routine service that the exhaust system needed replacement in order to pass inspection. Work has been scheduled”

Robert S., PA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Pipe leak required welding”

Anonymous, BC (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“exhaust broke at muffler”

Tom O., VA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Noise”

Anonymous, NS (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The failure of the "B" pipe at the muffler left the muffler hanging free and out of service”

Ken B., KS (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I had to replace the entire exhaust system from exhaust manifold to tail pipe including muffler, catalytic converter and all the pipes. $1,300.00”

Raymond C., NY (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Exhust pipe broke at muffler”

Tom O., VA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“exhaust pipe rotted out under welded on vibration weight”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Exhaust pipe failed at muffler inlet. Replacement pipe $600.00 plus labor”

Ken B., KS (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Old,perforated,worn out and replaced”

Anonymous, NS (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Pipe leak required welding”

Anonymous, BC (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“pipe separated at the muffler and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Exhaust pipes rusting out in several locations and leaking. Had several repairs”

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The "B" pipe rusted through and failed where it enters the muffler”

Ken B., KS (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Exhaust pipes rusted and disconnected probably just from age of vehicle”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

“Had to replace the anti-lock braking control at a cost of $1,000”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota RAV4)

“The problem involves indirect TPMS, the indicator light comes on the dashboard despite the tire pressure being as specified. The fault is not determined yet”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Frozen due to corrosion. Also had to replace the generator which does not seem to be covered by your list”

David B., MA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rusted stuck”

Gertraude H., MA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

“Brake pedal became mushy”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Required a new master cylinder. There was some difficulty after that, bleeding all the air out of the system”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

“Rear brakes needed new pads and overhaul. Next visit I anticipate the same for the front brakes”

Gordon E., NY (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced calipers, brakes and rotors second time in 3 years. RAV4 is a piece of junk compared to my other cars. Wrote a letter to Toyota and complaned”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The cost to repair the brakes at a local Mechanic was much higher than I expected (about $900.00)”

Anthony S., AZ (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“replaced front disc brake pads”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“normal brake wear, but also chose to replace brake/tire shields”

Anonymous, VT (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

“needed to replace some parking brake components”

Anonymous, VT (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Heard grinding when making sharp turns. Dealer diagnosed need for new rotors and they were installed along with new brake pads”

Robert S., PA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rotors are made so thin you can not resurface”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes squeal when wet or damp. Sound goes away as soon as they warm up”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota RAV4)

“breaks are still squeaking when the vehicle goes in reverse. I do not think the replacement pads fit like the original”

Anonymous, OK (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“when the car is not driven for a couple days the brake rotors squeak for a while until the brakes are used a few times”

Anonymous, NY (2005 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

“replaced water pump”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“Roof drainage channel became clogged allowing water into the passenger compartment. Insurance paid to have drain cleared and repaired and replaced carpet and backing”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Interior door and window seals have come loose”

Anonymous, NM (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

“Rear Springs , both sides broke. New struts and shocks installed. New bushings installed. Left sway bar replaced and installed new bushings”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The RAV4 spare tire cover cannot be secured enough to NOT rattle over bumps. There are individual anti-sway bars at each tire and even though I have replaced them all gravel bumpy roads make suspension rattle noise. Cab noise is solid”

Jeff M., SD (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rattle occurring following front suspension strut change”

Anonymous, MB (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rattle from stabilization bars that needed replacement”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

“Doors and windows do not seal well enough to keep out wind noise at highway speeds and of course crosswinds make it worse”

Jeff M., SD (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The wind noise is so loud it sometimes drowns out my aftermarket 300 watt stereo”

Raymond C., NY (2005 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

Headlights

“Headlight shields 'cloud' over, decreasing visibility”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The Headlights placed behind a glass-plastic. Over 10 year period the glass-plastic became worn and light could not penetrate and throw a beam of light in front of car to see while driving at night. Had to spend approx. $40 to have headlight lamps cl”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Repeated failure of headlights. Replacing bulbs every few months”

Steven G., OR (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“SAME AS HEADLIGHTS”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Drivers side lock actuator failed”

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Tire pressure light kept coming on, also the tire wall separated”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“tire pressure light activates repeatedly,,, even when tires pressure is good”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“it never work after many shop visits”

Duke D., NH (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“clutch just went out 4 years ago”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Dealer replacement in excess of $1200.00. Performed the maintenance myself for approximately $200.00”

Ken B., KS (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I was told the clutch was set "too high", but it would last another few months. Then a few weeks later, the clutch seized up in the midst of a journey. Then the whole system had to be replaced. I'm actually using this car in Nairobi Kenya”

Anonymous, TN (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“My gears have been slipping for years. I've had adjustments to the clutch and the gears, but I need a new third gear”

Anonymous, NM (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had trouble with standard transmission w/in a year of purchase. Repeatedly brought to dealer. Repeatedly was told there was nothing wrong. Last year, the transmission dies - could not shift. Talked to dealer. Was told the 2005 had a problematic standard transmission. The company knew it all along. Car was long out of warranty, so the cost to replace fell on me. Am very angry”

Anonymous, NM (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“There would sometimes be a delay in acceleration, accompanied by a hard shift, when first pulling away from a traffic light for several years. The mechanic said it was a computer related issue, so we ignored it, but it steadily worsened until the transmission died completely”

Anonymous, OH (2005 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

“had to replace the crank case it was leaking”

Anonymous, IN (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Struts worn out after 125000 miles”

Tom H., CA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Both front strut struts and front strut mounts needed replacing at ~78000 miles”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Noise from under vehicle when going over road bumps turned out to be bad torsion bars”

Willard M., OH (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I have to change the four michelin tire¿s for wear and tear”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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

What Owners Say

“failure”

Margaret M., IL (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“had to replace alternator as it was draining the battery”

Anonymous, TN (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Alternater failed at 70,000 miles”

John D., CA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Tensioner was seized on the alternator belt. Tensioner replaced”

Steven G., OR (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition

“Engine monitor switch went bad causing vehicle to be stranded. After towing to dealer, it too a week for them to get car repaired. Dealer was the worst”

Anonymous, OK (2005 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

“Engine was missing. Needed to replace the oxygen sensor”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Check engine light due to catalytic converter sensor”

David E., MN (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The YAW Sensor had to be replaced, which was surprising since the RAV onlly had less than 35K miles on it”

Anthony S., AZ (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“catalytic converter”

Anonymous, NC (2005 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

“it failed due to age. had it replaced”

Anthony C., OH (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

“leak in water pump. Had to be replaced”

Donna S., MA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“the coolant (water) pump was replaced”

Anonymous, CT (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“AAC wasn't cooling. Recharged it and is working and am going to return to dealership to check if there was a leak as dye was added”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Water pump

“Leaking seal”

Bradley C., CA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“leakage around water pump indicated bad seal & pump had to be replaced”

Willard M., OH (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Water pump failed at 35,000 miles”

John D., CA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The Water Pump did not fail, but I requested replacement of it since the engine was opened up, as a preventative measure”

Anonymous, GA (2005 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

“Have been putting in a quart of oil every 250 miles for the past few years. Not acceptable”

Anonymous, NM (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“continuous oil consumption that Toyota denies happens”

B F., CA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It has very quietly been leaking oil for the past couple of years. There has been no smoke and no indication of any kind of problem you'd associate with an oil leak. The only reason we even know it's doing it is when the oil light comes on”

Anonymous, OH (2005 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

“Molding came loose from around the tire and the side molding. Not sure why, but I had to replace the whole panel as the "clip" holding it on broke off. Not sure this was made in a buyer friendly way”

Diane R., IL (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“This concerns the tire holder on the back of the vehicle. The word "Toyota" has faded”

Anonymous, NH (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Due to being parked in an open driveway in the Florida sun and rain, after 12 years the paint on the roof, hood and tailgate is crazing and fading. I intend to have the whole vehicle repainted this summer”

Bertram P., FL (2005 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 transmission line broke, preventing any shifting”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

“Had to replace the water pump it was leaking”

Anonymous, IN (2005 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

“CDs would not load. CD player easily fixed for $145”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

“Intermittent problem. Volume knob will not adjust the radio volume”

John K., MN (2005 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

“The driver's side door lock won't work automatically anymore. It is the only one with a problem. I refuse to pay 0ver $400. for a new motor and installation”

Diane R., IL (2005 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

“Right back window popped off track”

David E., MN (2005 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

“Head gasket failed at about 150K miles. Required new Head and application of silicon sealer to seal, since head gaskets are not available for this model”

Anonymous, GA (2005 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.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
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
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Feb 03 2010
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
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.
What should you do:
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.
For more information:
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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V036000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 153418
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Feb 03 2010
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.
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.
What should you do:
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.
For more information:
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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V035000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 271417
AIR BAGS
Apr 03 2006
THIS MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE OCCUPANT IN THE INVOLVED SEATING POSITION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, DUE TO IMPROPER ASSEMBLY OF THE AIR BAG INFLATOR, WHICH IS USED IN THE SIDE AIR BAG, THE CURTAIN SHIELD AIR BAG, AND THE KNEE AIR BAG ASSEMBLY, SOME INFLATORS WERE PRODUCED WITH AN INSUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF THE HEATING AGENTS NECESSARY FOR PROPER AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT. IN THIS CONDITION, THE EXPANSION FORCE OF THE GAS MAY BE INSUFFICIENT TO PROPERLY INFLATE THE AIR BAG WHEN THE SRS SYSTEM IS ACTIVATED DURING A CRASH.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SPECIFIC SRS AIR BAG. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 6, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371, SCION AT 1-866-548-1851, OR LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
For more information:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. 60B AND LEXUS RECALL NO. 6LB.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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V096000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 133
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