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#47 of 57 Rav4 paint chipping
Jan 19, 2011 (11:57 am)
I met with a Toyota rep yesterday about my 2011 Rav4 Limited with 3500 miles and paint was completely off just above the plastic protection strip on the rear wheel flare on both sides, along with massive amount of chips in the clear coat. I was offered after market running boards and to replace the plastic wheel flares. This is a 1time good will offering, and this is no service report. The service manger did tell me the only way to get service reports is for service mangers to file the problems with Toyota. I am also filing complaints with better business bureau and federal trade commission.
#48 of 57 Re: Rav4 paint chipping [gibson5]
Jan 19, 2011 (4:19 pm)
Don't accept a aftermarket item on your toyota they will use that against you, if there willing to replace but not document the work thru the proper chain of commands or by filing out a service report, they are protecting there butt and not yours, Toyota is aware of the problem, there are too many complaints about the paint, I have hired an attorney due to my vehicle also being affected by the recall. You do need to contact the FTC and remember the better business bureau supports the business's that support them, these dealerships love the BBB, after all with-out their monetary support, the BBB could not exist. I'll be glad to help you anyway I can but your payments will last longer than your paint, mine is only getting worse, sorry had to change my log-in forgot the old one
#49 of 57 Re: Rav4 paint chipping [stew16]
Jan 19, 2011 (4:43 pm)
If Toyota will not document the paint chipping problem via the proper chain of command you are doing all of us who are having the same problem a miss-service, in order for all of us to get the response that we need this incident and others like yours and mine need to be documented. Again these types of good-will treatments affect all of us, believe me I understand your frustration and I too hate to see my vehicle take a hit in re-sale value due to shortcuts taken to save a dollar on painting vehicles by these companies.
#50 of 57 Re: Rav4 paint chipping [gibson5]
Jan 19, 2011 (5:40 pm)
How did you get a Toyota rep to even come look at your car? We have been back to the dealer several times with the car with no satisfaction. Written to the dealer and written to Toyota which responded that they will do nothing about the paint saying it is from stones off the road which is not true. Contacted every agency we can think of and no one wants to hear us.
#51 of 57 my 2007 rave4 paint chipped the first time i took it to a car wash
Mar 06, 2011 (4:02 pm)
my rave4 2007 car paint chips all the time, the window seals are all melted and shriveling up, the plastic trims all around the car are dried up and shrinking, the engine runs great but all other parts of the car is super cheap quality~ I am definately buying something different next time.
#52 of 57 Re: my 2007 rave4 paint chipped the first time i took it to a car wash [jme2]
Mar 06, 2011 (4:43 pm)
I am curious to know how soon after you bought your rav 4 did the paint start to chip. Also have you tried to contact Toyota about this problem. My paint started to chip off my 2009 car a few months after I bought it. Also have noticed it chips off when you wash it. Lately it seems like it is just peeling off. There has to be someone somewhere to help us. Toyota sure does not care.
#53 of 57 Rav4 Paint Problems
Apr 01, 2011 (8:19 am)
We have a 2001 Rav4 and the paint is now peeling all over......anyone with information that could help us? Two different body shops say that the only way to solve it, because toyota used a bad clear coat, is to sand it completely down and then start over ......Help?
#54 of 57 Start/Stop ignition button failing to start when pressed
Jul 27, 2011 (2:39 pm)
Hello all Toyota owners especially Rav-4, I have a Rav-4 Limited 2009, 36,000 miles, that has began to have issues with the start/stop button, the car's dash board lights will light up sometimes and nothing happens when the start button is pushed, other times they will not light up. The car has to wait several minutes before it thinks about starting. I Have taken it back to the dealership and as usual they can not find a problem, guess they are standing firm that they don't have software issues-yeah right. This is the same button I'm supposed to press should the car began to accelerate. If the car won't start when its been sitting idle, will the emergency stop button work when its accelerating. I've had an error code show up but they said it doesn't apply, well if thats true why did it register. This Rav-4 is beginning to have this same problem on a more frequent basis.
#55 of 57 Re: Rav4 Paint Problems [shadd]
Jul 28, 2011 (8:25 am)
Your paint will continue to do so and it will get worse, why should you or any of us who own these poorly painted vehicles have to take a loss on our vehicle due to poorly thinned paint, just so that toyota can be environmentally correct. Are you and other's aware of a new class action Lawsuit being filed in California for the same issues that we as Rav-4 owners are having, Lexus owners have filed a class action against toyota for chipped paint, and have retained a law-firm, go to google type in Lexus lawsuit regarding paint complaints against Toyota.
#56 of 57 Re: Rav4 Paint Problems [stew16]
Jul 08, 2012 (6:55 am)
I have a 2009 silver RAV4 Limited. There are many chips on the hood which have been there for a long time. Perhaps it is a paint and design issue. I would be interested in any class action suits. I also have a radio display problem which is well documented by others.