4th Generation RAV4 Battery Fires
The 2013-2018 RAV4 is being investigated for a potential battery defect that can cause the SUV to lose all of its electrical power and, in some cases, start an engine compartment fire. …Continue reading article "4th Generation RAV4 Battery Fires"
Toyota Excessive Oil Consumption
An increasing number of Toyota vehicles are experiencing excessive oil consumption which may be the result of defective piston rings. Toyota, in all their 'deny-til-we-die' splendor, is reportedly denying warranty coverage on many oil consu…Continue reading article "Toyota Excessive Oil Consumption"
One of the automotive world's worst science projects is coming to an end. Toyota dashboards have long been known to melt under the heat of the sun. The melted dashes warp and extrude a strange, goo-like substance that is oddly shiny and sti…Continue reading article "Melting Dashboards"
What Owners Complain About the Most
Sorting out which topics, problems, and model years have the most overall complaints from owners on CarComplaints.com.
Worst Issues view all problems
- excessive oil consumption in the 2007 Camry
- burning oil in the 2007 Camry
- excessive oil consumption in the 2009 Camry
- excessive oil consumption in the 2007 RAV4
- excessive oil consumption in the 2008 Camry
- problems shifting in the 2002 RAV4
- headlight randomly turns off while driving in the 2007 Prius
What Breaks the Most view all topics
A lawsuit wonders how Toyota can keep calling their bluetooth implementation "hands-free" when owners very much need to use their hands to prevent echos on each and every call.
For years owners have complained about this issue, but Toyota's only suggestion has been to pickup the phone and turn it's volume all the way up after the call has been initiated. Oh, and also make sure the radio volume is below level 45. Sorta defeats the point, don't you think?…keep reading article "Illinois Lawsuit Says Toyota's Hands-Free Calling is Unusable"
Toyota is recalling the 1st generation Venza because its driver-side airbags might not work anymore.
The wires connecting crash sensors to the airbag control unit (ACU) can break. When that happens, the driver-side curtain shield and side airbags won't deploy in a crash.…keep reading article "1st Generation Venza Recalled for Airbag Problems"
The 4th generation RAV4 is being investigated for what NHTSA is calling "non-thermal crash events." These are better described as "holy crap, my car's on fire" moments.
I'm hoping that'll catch on. So far there have been 11 fire incidents stemming from an issue with electrical shorts in the B+ terminals of the SUV's 12-volt batteries.…keep reading article "4th Generation RAV4 Under Investigation For Battery Fires"
Someone at Toyota forgot to make sure the new RAV4 Prime's headlights are only adjustable by a certified mechanic.
And that's a no-no under federal law. So here we are, less than six months from when they were first made available for sale and 700 owners of the PHEV SUV are already dealing with their first recall. At least they were able to get their hands one.
The recall is expected to begin in early January 2021 and will make sure the headlight's aiming caps are properly closed.keep reading article "The New RAV4 Prime Has Been Recalled for Headlights That Break the Law"
Some Toyota hybrid sedans have fuel filler pipes that were never reconnected to the gas tank during assembly.
Does that make them fuel spiller pipes? (Hold for applause). A small number of 2019 Avalon Hybrid and Camry Hybrid sedans will be recalled to have those pipes inspected and possibly replaced.keep reading article "Toyota’s Hybrid Sedans Are Leaking Fuel"
The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.