60437d40c530fff2cd15c86e Search articles

NHTSA Opens Investigation Affecting 1.9 million Toyota RAV4s

Author: Daniel-RufiangePublished:  3/3/2021
NHTSA Opens Investigation Affecting 1.9 million Toyota RAV4s NHTSA Opens Investigation Affecting 1.9 million Toyota RAV4s

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation into the 2013-2018 Toyota RAV4 after receiving 11 complaints of a fire in the engine compartment. This was first reported by the Associated Press.

A total of 1.9 million vehicles are potentially impacted. The NHTSA suspects the problem is the positive terminal of the 12-volt battery, which can short out in contact with the frame holding the battery in place. According to documents published by the NHTSA, this “may result in the sudden loss of electrical power, vehicle stalling, and/or a fire originating in the engine compartment”.

Of the 11 complainants, seven reported that the fire started while the vehicle was in motion. Of those cases, about half of the complainants saw the engine shut off before the fire started. No accidents or injuries were reported as a result of this problem.

NHTSA also noted that improper battery installation or prior collision repairs were factors in some cases.

At this time, the vehicles have not been recalled, but this preliminary investigation could lead to a recall – and it would be a massive one. Stay tuned.

Read more

Available vehicles on toyota-usage.ca

toyota RAV4 627668d514178b9cd78c1c62
toyota RAV4 2018
Toyota
$29,488
2018 · RAV4
86,768 km
Saint-Lambert · Quebec · 13 km
toyota RAV4 628f756214178b9cd78c79c3
Certified
toyota RAV4 2018
Toyota
$25,997
2018 · RAV4
Good price
80,723 km
Cote-Saint-Luc · Quebec · 13 km
toyota RAV4 61e02b2314178b9cd78a1456
toyota RAV4 2018
Toyota
$26,999
2018 · RAV4
Good price
138,542 km
Saint-Constant · Quebec · 18 km
toyota RAV4 626bdcdd14178b9cd78bf24e
Certified
toyota RAV4 2018
Toyota
$26,995
2018 · RAV4
Good price
44,044 km
Dollard-des-Ormeaux · Quebec · 19 km
toyota RAV4 62863ad014178b9cd78c58e5
Certified
toyota RAV4 2018
Toyota
$35,885
2018 · RAV4
119,696 km
Montreal · Quebec · 14 km
toyota RAV4 6288dde314178b9cd78c5ffa
Certified
toyota RAV4 2018
Toyota
$28,950
2018 · RAV4
48,086 km
Montreal · Quebec · 8 km