2009 Toyota RAV4 4 cylinder from North America
Windshield washer pump.
Hubcaps falling off; I replaced them with hubcaps from Walmart.
Air bag light stares me in the face.
Transmission has a hard downshift that is only getting worse.
Bad rattle from the rear or the truck; the dealership says that it's the spare tire cover, which they say is a common problem. I took it upon myself, and removed the entire set up, including the tire, and the rattle is still there.
Replaced the starter at only 38,000 miles.
This truck was left to me by a family member who sadly passed away, and is the first Toyota in my lineup of vehicles I've owned. My wife and I thought it would be a good idea to keep it as a third car for traveling purposes, but with all these repairs in less than two years, I don't trust it enough to keep it, even though it is very versatile, gets great gas mileage, and drives more like a car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th November, 2011
Hubcaps on a RAV 4? I have never seen any model with hubcaps in it, so maybe they were put on as aftermarket and they don't fit properly. Even the base truck has a styled steel wheel, so there is no need for a hubcap over it.
I have seen a lot of Rav's with missing hubcaps with solid black factory wheels behind them.