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2009 Toyota RAV4

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2009 Toyota RAV4 Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Evaporative system may have problems with the vapor canister releasing charcoal pellets that plug the vent valve. Typically a Code P0441, P0442 and P0446 will be set. The key code is the P0446 which is a vent valve electrical failure. The proper repair is to replace the entire canister with all the valves as a unit. This is located on top of the fuel tank and is expensive. Our Technicians tell us that for awhile Toyota was covering th...

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

If the car will not start, the most likely problem is worn or corroded
solenoid contacts in the starter. Usually, these parts can be replaced
without purchasing a new starter.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The protective coating on the fuel tank may not have been properly applied during the manufacture process, resulting in a peeling condition. Toyota will inspect the fuel tank on affected vehicles and replace it as necessary. This limited service campaign expires on April 30, 2014.

2009 Toyota RAV4 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.

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Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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Southeast Toyota is recalling 2005–2011 models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on tire selection and rims. Affected models were sold without the proper load-carrying capacity modification labels, which may cause the driver to overload the vehicle, increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will mail the correct labels to the customer or install the label free of charge.

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Body, Interior & Misc., September 18, 2009

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The load carrying capacity modification label may be missing from the vehicle. This information provides maximum load carrying weights as well as information about required tires and wheels. If not present, an inappropriate load may be carried in the vehicle, increasing a safety risk. Toyota has supplied customers with a new label to affix to the vehicle. This recall began on August 18, 2009.

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Body, Interior & Misc., February 5, 2010

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Toyota is recalling 2005–2010 Avalon; 2007–2010 Camry, 2009–2010 Corolla, Corolla Matrix, and Rav4; 2010 Highlander; 2008–2010 Sequoia; and 2007–2010 Tundra models because the sliding surface of the friction lever may become smooth during operation, which can cause condensation. This may cause the accelerator pedal to become harder to depress, slower to return, or to become stuck in a partially depressed position, which can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a reinforcement bar in the accelerator pedal so it will operate smoothly.

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Body, Interior & Misc., February 24, 2011

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The accelerator pedal can become trapped under an unsecured or incompatible floor mat. This can cause the accelerator pedal to stick in the wide open position, increasing the risk of a crash. At this time, the remedy plan is still under development, but will most likely involve modification or replacement of the accelerator pedal and Toyota all-weather floor mats. No schedule of owner notification is available at this time. The Toyota recall number is 90L; the Lexus number is 90LG.

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2009 Toyota RAV4 Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2009 Toyota RAV4, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Chappaqua, NY

Yesterday a friend of mine was messing around on the dashboard and pushed in one of the dials. The temperature control button is now pushed in and cannot be pulled out. How much would it cost to ...

tools, 2009 Toyota RAV4, 3.5L V6, Chicago, IL

is there a special procedure that should be followed to do a trans oil and filter change?

hazelstarfish, 2009 Toyota RAV4, 3.5L V6, Moline, IL

One of the children my wife is a nanny for was amused by pulling out the seatbelt and letting it snap back into the roof of the car. Today, he pulled it out (not all the way), and it will no longer...

Visitor, 2009 Toyota RAV4, 3.5L V6, Reno, NV

Tire pressure light came on & put recommeded air in the tires, now the tire pressure light reamins on, & won't go off. How do I get it to turn off?

melter13, 2009 Toyota RAV4, Philadelphia, PA

Recently replaced front rotors on my RAV4 only had 18850 miles on it thought this was to early for this to occur has anyone experienced this problem and if so what was your mileage when you had thi...

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