really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,000 miles

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problem #1

Jan 292004

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
I drive a 2002 Toyota Rav4. I was stopped at a stop light and when the light turned green I went but unfortunately the woman in front of me (2000 Dodge neon) didn't so I rear-ended her. Her car was unscratched, my front bumper plate was smushed. As a result of this collision...I was, maybe, going 10 mph...my car has been in the shop for almost 3 weeks. Apparently there are weak seals and connections in the rav, causing transmission fluid and oil leakage (as you can guess, 3 hours after the fender bender, when I went out to lunch, the car was smoking like crazy!). I don't think a 10 mph accident should cause that much damage. I can guarantee you I won't buy a Rav4 again...what if it had been a real accident" would I be dead"

- Fountain Hills, AZ, USA