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#34 of 57 Re: 2007 rav4 paint chipped [shrrann]
Aug 27, 2010 (4:01 pm)
That is and should be the goal of all of the Rav-4 owners; to file formal complaints with NHTSA and other federal agencies, and there's no reason why not to get the media involved, all of us have paid too much money to see our investments in these vehicles value decline due to poor paint prep and application, its apparent due to the numerous recalls that Toyota in its rush to be number one, has also taken to many shortcuts and its quality and value are not what it used to be. Those of you who have facebook accounts as well as twitter need to make your thoughts known as to your friends.
#35 of 57 Re: Toyota Rav 4 paint complaint [stew16]
Aug 27, 2010 (4:33 pm)
I contacted the Lanier Law Firm group and they are no longer accepting Toyota complaints so I will have to keep on looking to see if there is anyone else who is interested in a lawsuit.
#36 of 57 Rav 4 paint issues
Aug 30, 2010 (7:24 am)
I am urging everyone who has problems with the paint chipping off to file a complaint with consumers affairs. You can do it on the computer at www.consumer-action.org. The more people we can get to do this the better results.
#37 of 57 Toyota Rav 4 paint issues
Aug 31, 2010 (7:27 am)
I have contacted Consumers Affairs who referred me to National Highway Safety and they referred me to Federal Trade Commission. They took my complaint so everyone please call them at 1-877-382-4357
#38 of 57 Re: 2007 rav4 paint chipped [rav4ga]
Sep 01, 2010 (12:15 pm)
I bought a 2009 RAV4. Even this has the same issue. I had called the Toyota HQ about this issue. They have a case number on it.
Unfortunately, Toyota claims really a dramatic explanation about my driving to be the cause. They told me that the small rocks and particles caused it on the hood. My question to them was, why on the hood and not on the bumper. There response was, my driving. I have a Corolla 05 which doesn't have this. Why to RAV4??
I cannot understand how could one potentially evade these things. It is a clear TOYOTA problem and they have to get this replaced / corrected.
If they don't, I bet TOYOTA is going to go down in no time. I will never ever recommend TOYOTA for any one due to there cutomer satisfaction / corporate behaviour.
Cutting CORNERS is not a solution. It might be a temporary fix, but a long term failure.
#39 of 57 Re: 2007 rav4 paint chipped [miller_toyota]
Sep 01, 2010 (5:05 pm)
When I called Toyota they told me the same thing it was rocks which is rediculous. I drive the same roads for years with a mercury and never had this problem. Also paint chips all around the tail pipe, around front window. Please call the Federal Trade Commission the more people we can get the better. We have to keep fighting to get help. I was advised to check with a attorney which is our next step but also was told that we may be eligble under the Lemon Law.
#40 of 57 Re: 2007 rav4 paint chipped [miller_toyota]
Sep 03, 2010 (7:56 pm)
They are claiming that my Chips are due to the environment, particles from the road, guess they might as well start blaming the environment for their recalls as too, In last week's mail, I got a thankyou card in the mail, inside it stated, "Toyota has been in business in the United States for over 50 years, and has built its reputation on Quality, dependability, reliability, and safety. We are confident we have the right plans in place to further strengthen your faith and confidence in Toyota. The foundation of Toyota's sucess is our loyal CUSTOMERS." Quality Paint-NO My faith and confidence that toyota will do the right thing-NO!
#41 of 57 Re: 2007 rav4 paint chipped [shrrann]
Oct 12, 2010 (9:00 am)
Can you tell me who to write to for consumer reports? I am in GA. I'd be more than willing to do so. I am also upset my salesmen told me uphill assist and downhill assit was built into my vehicle. I read the manual and it wasn't. Toyota told me he was new and that if I wanted those options I could pay extra and trade up to a vehicle with it. I thought I got a good deal on price because I thought it was in there! BS! But my paint is chipped all over on the hood. I even bought a bug guard to deflect it as soon as I noticed. Now I have 4K miles on it. Bought end of July. This isn't right! Thanks for the help.
#42 of 57 Re: Toyota Rav 4 paint complaint [shrrann]
Oct 22, 2010 (8:21 am)
Yes I have confirmed the problem with rav4s by going to a dealership and viewing used rav4s. 10 out of 10 had paint chipping issues. The dealership had put touch up paint(or crayon) on all of them. Please see my related blog for further rav4 issues.
#43 of 57 Re: Toyota Rav 4 paint complaint [joe_consumer]
Oct 22, 2010 (4:25 pm)
That really proves the point that there is a defect in the paint on the Rav4s. There must be something we can do or someone out there who can help us Rav 4 owners. If we can get enough people together maybe we could start a class action lawsuit.