2012 Toyota RAV4
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Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover
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- Moderate Overlap Front G
- Side G
- Roof Strength A
- Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
- Anti-lock brake system (ABS) -inc: electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), Smart Stop Technology (SST)
- Vehicle stability control (VSC) *
- Traction control (TRAC) *
- Front crumple zone
- Side impact door beams
- 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
- Adjustable front seatbelt shoulder anchors -inc: driver & front passenger seatbelt pretensioners w/force limiters
- 3-point seat belts for all seating positions -inc: driver emergency locking retractor (ELR), all passenger automatic & emergency locking retractor (ALR/ELR)
- Driver & front passenger seatbelt warning system
- Child protector rear door locks
- Lower anchors & tether anchors for children (LATCH) for outboard 2nd row seats
- Collapsible steering column
- Energy-dissipating soft interior trim
- Tire pressure monitor system *
J.D. Power Ratings
Powertrain Quality ?
Body & Interior Design ?
Safety Recalls (3)
Seat Belts Jan 16, 2019Report Receipt Date:Jan 16, 2019NHTSA Campaign:16V096000Summary: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.Remedy: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.
Visibility/wiper Jan 16, 2019Report Receipt Date:Jan 16, 2019NHTSA Campaign:15V577000Summary: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.Remedy: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.
Electronic Stability Control , Service Brakes, Hydraulic Jan 16, 2019Report Receipt Date:Jan 16, 2019NHTSA Campaign:14V054000Summary:Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Toyota Tacoma and Lexus RX350 vehicles and certain model year 2012 Toyota Rav4 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the brake system contains a brake actuator that adjusts the fluid pressure of each wheel cylinder. An electrical component within the actuator may experience an increased resistance resulting in the illumination of various warning lights, including those for the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system, Antilock Brake System (ABS), and Traction Control system.Consequence:If this occurs, these systems could become inoperative, reducing the directional control assistance, increasing the risk of a crash.Remedy:Toyota will notify owners, and Toyota and Lexus dealers will update the software for the Skid Control electronic control unit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin early April 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.