2009 Toyota RAV4  -  $22,300


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,300
Base Invoice: $20,903
Destination Charge: $800
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 24 | City: 22 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
Transmission: 4-speed ECT automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.5L DOHC SFI 16-valve dual VVT-i 4-cyl engine

Pros

Freshened styling; roomy interior; fuel economy; safety features; 3-row seating available


Model Highlights

A 179-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine is now standard on the RAV4, with a 269-hp, 3.5-liter V6 available. The new 4-cylinder engine utilizes variable valve timing for both intake and exhaust valves, along with a variable induction system to assure good low-RPM torque. The 4-cylinder includes a 4-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 is matched to a 5-speed automatic; both transmissions have a revised grade logic that reduces the frequency of shifting on steep, curvy roads.

Both engines can be paired with either front-wheel drive or a 4-wheel drive system that includes an Auto mode that automatically sends torque to the wheels that can better use it; a Lock mode maximizes the torque going to the rear wheels, for use at low speeds. V6 models and 4-cylinder ones with the third-row seat also get Hill-start Assist Control and Downhill Assist Control devices that help maintain control when negotiating steep, slippery slopes.

Fuel economy is quite good with either engine. For the front-wheel-drive models, the 4-cylinder engine returns 22 mpg city, 28 highway, and the V6 is rated 19 city, 27 highway yet it's capable of accelerating to 60 mph in less than seven seconds.

The RAV4 might rank as a compact on some lists, but its interior is more on par with mid-size crossover SUVs. Third-row seating is available, to accommodate up to seven. Models without the third-row seat get an added underfloor storage compartment, while the third-row seats fold neatly into the floor. The RAV4's 60/40-split second row slides fore and aft to reach a compromise for passengers and cargo, and they tilt forward and fold flat to further expand cargo space.

Safety features include front seat-mounted side airbags, front active headrests, and roll-sensing side-curtain bags that cover the first and second rows. Anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist are also included, as is a sophisticated electronic stability control system that is integrated with the RAV4's electronic power steering.

The RAV4 is offered in Base, Sport, and Limited trims; all are offered with either engine and drive system. Equipment even on the base model is generous, including keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, and a 6-speaker MP3-compatible sound system with auxiliary input. The Sport brings a sport-tuned suspension, larger alloy wheels, fog lamps, roof rails, and other appearance extras, while the Limited steps up to a power driver's seat, dual-zone climate control, steering-wheel audio controls, integrated satellite radio and a 6-disc changer. Top options include a moonroof, leather upholstery, heated seats and a 9-speaker JBL sound system with Bluetooth hands-free interface.

The newly available Sport Appearance Package quite significantly changes the RAV4's look, because it omits the spare tire that otherwise hangs off the back door, replacing it with a redesigned rear door and substituting run-flat tires. The package also includes chrome accents throughout, a bright exhaust tip, and unique steel doorsills, plus color-keyed power heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators.


Model News

The RAV4 gets a mild restyling, an upgraded interior, and a number of other changes for 2009. Most notably, the base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine has been replaced by a new 2.5-liter one that's not only more powerful but also more fuel-efficient.

Front and rear styling has been redone for 2009, with a new grille and bumper in front, and redesigned tail lamps. Most models also get a redesigned rear step-up bumper with black protector molding. Inside there's a new standard seat fabric.

Front-seat active headrests are added to the roster of safety features, and a rear backup monitor is newly optional. Turn-signal side mirrors are now offered on the Limited, and Base and Limited models get a new alloy wheel design.

A Sport Appearance Package is also new and brings a redesigned rear door without the spare tire, plus chrome accents throughout and an exclusive exterior color, Elusive Blue Metallic.


Value Writeup

The RAV4 straddles the line between compact and mid-size SUVs, but its price is more in sync with compact competitors, making it a good deal for those who want space for the family. Its fuel economy is also enviable, especially with the 4-cylinder engine. Yet with the optional V6 it's very quick--faster than some sport sedans. And with the new Sport Appearance Package, shoppers who don't like the style set by the external spare tire finally have an option.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
349.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
445.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.5L/152

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
179 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4000

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.94

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.92

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.2 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
108.2 ft³

Front Head Room
40.8 in

Front Leg Room
41.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.1 in

Front Hip Room
53.8 in

Second Head Room
39.7 in

Second Leg Room
38.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.3 in

Second Hip Room
52.4 in

Wheelbase
104.7 in

Length, Overall
181.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.5 in

Height, Overall
66.3 in

Track Width, Front
61.4 in

Track Width, Rear
61.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.5 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
73.0 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
36.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3360 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Double-wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
coil spring

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.00 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.87 in

Front Tire Size
P215/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16

Spare Tire Size
P215/70R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.9 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V113000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 24, 2011

Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,382,200

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.

THE REMEDY PLAN IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT, BUT WILL INVOLVE MODIFICATION OR REPLACEMENT OF THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND REPLACEMENT OF ANY TOYOTA ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MAT. TOYOTA HAS NOT PROVIDED A SCHEDULE FOR OWNER NOTIFICATION AT THIS TIME. FURTHER INFORMATION CONCERNING THE REMEDY AND THE OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE IS EXPECTED FROM TOYOTA. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331 OR LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

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.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V035000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 26, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected
271417

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.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CERTIFICATION LABEL, THE TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL, AND THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.

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 .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V036000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 01, 2009

Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected
153418

Summary
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 SIENNA 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 BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Consequence
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-954-420-2000.

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 .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V223000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 10, 2009

Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected
1348

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING 1,348 MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 PASSENGER CARS BUILT FROM JUNE 2, 2008 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.

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 IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371.

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 .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V596000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 12, 2016

Component
SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
337,449

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.

Toyota will notify owners and dealers will replace both rear suspension arms and encapsulate the locknuts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin 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.

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
13V383000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 28, 2013

Component
SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
780,584

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 tire rod) may develop unwanted movement and rust leading to thread damage and eventual failure. Failure of the rear tire 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.

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 February 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 reinspected and have the appropriate remedy applied.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V096000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 19, 2016

Component
SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,123,752

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.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will install a protector over both rear seat cushion frames, free of charge. Parts for the remedy are not currently available. Owners were sent interim notification letters on March 16, 2016. A second notice will be mailed when parts are available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is G0F.

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
16V396000

Mfg's Report Date
June 2, 2016

Component
SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected
7,749

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.

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.

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
14V743000

Mfg's Report Date
November 19, 2014

Component
SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected
3,233

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.

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.

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
15V689000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 22, 2015

Component
VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,000,000

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.

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.

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
15V577000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 18, 2015

Component
VISIBILITY/WIPER

Potential Number of Units Affected
423,456

Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 RAV4 vehicles manufactured October 27, 2008, to December 19, 2012 and 2012-2014 RAV4 EV vehicles manufactured July 24, 2012, to August 29, 2014. In the affected vehicles, water may drip onto the joint that connects the wiper linkage to the wiper motor.

Consequence
Over time, the dripping water may cause corrosion and wear at the joint, potentially resulting in the separation of the wiper linkage. Once this occurs, the wipers would not function, reducing driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the water diverter channel. In addition, a new wiper linkage with a wiper motor crank arm will be installed. The wiper linkage will have a protective cover over the wiper linkage joint to minimize water splash and a retainer ring to prevent the wiper arm from separating from the wiper motor. The recall is expected to begin by November 16, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota's customer service number at 1-800-331-4331.

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
12V491000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 10, 2012

Component
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,519,424

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.

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.

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
12V373000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 01, 2012

Component
SUSPENSION:REAR

Potential Number of Units Affected
780,584

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 tire rod) may develop unwanted movement and rust leading to thread damage and eventual failure. Failure of the rear tire 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.

Toyota is currently developing the remedy and will provide a notification schedule when it becomes available. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

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
10V035000

Mfg's Report Date
February 3, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
271,417

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.

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.

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 .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V036000

Mfg's Report Date
February 3, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
153,418

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.

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.

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 .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.5L DOHC SFI 16-valve dual VVT-i 4-cyl engine

4-speed ECT automatic transmission w/OD

Automatic limited-slip differential

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension

Double-wishbone rear suspension w/coil springs, trailing arms

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Electric pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr vented front/solid rear disc brakes

16" steel wheels w/covers

P215/70R16 all-season tires

Full-size spare tire

Color-keyed bumpers

Rear bumper step w/black protector molding

Black grille

Color-keyed rear spoiler w/stop lamp

Aerodynamic multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-off

LED rear lamps

High solar energy-absorbing glass

Rear privacy glass

Foldable pwr mirrors

Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers

Intermittent rear wiper

Color-keyed rear door handle

Color-keyed combination hard & soft shell spare tire cover

Side-opening rear door w/hold-open feature

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (6) speakers, aux input jack

Roof-mounted antenna

Fabric-trimmed 6-way driver & 4-way passenger bucket seats -inc: driver height adjustment, seatback pockets

Active front headrests

60/40 split fabric-trimmed rear bench w/slide/recline function, 1-touch fold-flat lever, height-adjustable headrest, center armrest

Multi-function center console -inc: (2) illuminated cupholders, storage box, cell phone storage pocket

Tilt & telescoping steering wheel

Amber-illuminated Optitron instrument cluster -inc: speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, LCD odometer w/(2) tripmeters

Warning lights -inc: seatbelt disconnect, airbag, door-ajar, battery, oil pressure, brake, vehicle stability control, traction control, ABS, check engine, scheduled maintenance, low-fuel

Outside temp gauge

Pwr windows w/driver-side auto up/down & jam protection

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry

Cruise control w/brake deceleration feature

Remote hood & fuel filler door releases

Engine immobilizer

Air conditioning w/air filtration

Rear window defogger w/timer

(10) cup & bottle holders, illuminated front cup holders

(3) 12V auxiliary pwr outlets -inc: (2) front, (1) cargo area

Dual glove boxes w/upper box one-push open/close

Digital clock

Door panel storage pockets, bottle holders

Dual visor vanity mirrors w/sliding extensions, roof-mounted vanity light

Illuminated entry -inc: key illumination, interior light, front map light

Cargo area storage pockets in wheel housing w/(2) cupholders

Rear deck storage -inc: water-repellant foldable deck board

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist

Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)

Vehicle stability control (VSC)

Traction control (TRAC)

Side impact door beams

Front crumple zone

Driver & front passenger advanced airbag system w/occupant classification sensor

Driver & front passenger front seat-mounted side airbags

Front & 2nd row roll-sensing side curtain airbags

3-point seat belts for all seating positions w/adjustable front seatbelt anchors, drivers emergency locking retractor (ELR) seatbelt, passengers automatic locking retractor (ALR) & emergency locking retractor (ELR) seatbelts

Child protector rear door locks

Child restraint system (CRS) top tether anchors for all rear seating

ISO-FIX child restraint system for outboard rear seating positions

Collapsible steering column

Soft energy-dissipating interior trim

Direct tire pressure monitor system

 
50-STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SUPER WHITE
$0

 
CLASSIC SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
BARCELONA RED METALLIC
$0

 
PYRITE MICA
$0

 
SANDY BEACH METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK FOREST PEARL
$0

 
PACIFIC BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
ASH, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SAND BEIGE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BASE L4 EXTRA VALUE PKG
$120

 
17" STYLED STEEL WHEELS
$120

 
17" ALLOY WHEELS
$560

 
ROOF RACK
$220

 
PRIVACY GLASS
$310

 
AM/FM STEREO W/6-DISC IN-DASH CHANGER
$260

 
50/50 SPLIT 3RD ROW SEAT
$940

 
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
$40

 
PREFERRED PREMIUM ACCESSORY PKG
$277

 
PREFERRED PREMIUM ACCESSORY PKG
$187

 
BLU LOGIC HANDS FREE PHONE SYSTEM
$299

 
IPOD INTERFACE SYSTEM
$299

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO
$449

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$449

 
4-PIECE ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$110

 
5-PIECE CARPET FLOOR & CARGO MATS
$199

 
4-PIECE CARPET FLOOR MATS
$109

 
CARGO NET
$49

 
DOOR SILL ENHANCEMENTS
$159

 
INTERIOR TONNEAU COVER
$130

 
V.I.P. RS3200 PLUS SECURITY SYSTEM
$359

 
REMOTE START
$529

 
SHIFT KNOB
$75

 
SPORT PEDAL COVERS
$85

 
FIRST AID KIT
$29

 
CARGO TOTE
$40

 
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE KIT
$70

 
CARGO TRAY
$109

 
CARGO LINER
$139

 
BODY SIDE MOLDING
$199

 
EXHAUST TIP
$75

 
HOOD PROTECTOR
$135

 
TOWING RECEIVER HITCH
$750

 
TUBE STEPS
$450

 
MUDGUARDS
$99

 
TRD PERFORMANCE AIR FILTER
$80

 
WHEEL LOCKS W/SPARE TIRE LOCK
$81

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The 2009 Toyota RAV4


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