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2010 TOYOTA RAV4 Recall - Campaign #13V014000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2010 TOYOTA RAV4 RECALL - #13V014000

RECALL FOR SEATS

Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain models interspersed through model years 2009 through 2013 as follows: model year 2009-2012 Tacoma, 4Runner, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Prius, and RAV4; model year 2009-2010 Avalon, FJ Cruiser, and Highlander Hybrid; model year 2010-2013 model year Corolla, Sienna and Tundra; model year 2009-2013 Highlander and Venza; model year 2012 Prius V; and model year 2010-2012 Sequoia. During modification by SET to include accessories such as leather seat covers, seat heaters or headrest DVD systems, these vehicles may not have had the passenger seat occupant sensing system calibration tested. Without passing the calibration test, the occupant sensing system may not operate as designed.

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Vehicle 2010 TOYOTA RAV4
Manufacturer Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC
Manufactured between n/a
Recalled on 1/17/2013
Influenced by Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC
Owners Notified on 3/21/2013
# Affected 3,235
Recalled for SEATS
 
Description Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain models interspersed through model years 2009 through 2013 as follows: model year 2009-2012 Tacoma, 4Runner, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Prius, and RAV4; model year 2009-2010 Avalon, FJ Cruiser, and Highlander Hybrid; model year 2010-2013 model year Corolla, Sienna and Tundra; model year 2009-2013 Highlander and Venza; model year 2012 Prius V; and model year 2010-2012 Sequoia. During modification by SET to include accessories such as leather seat covers, seat heaters or headrest DVD systems, these vehicles may not have had the passenger seat occupant sensing system calibration tested. Without passing the calibration test, the occupant sensing system may not operate as designed.
Consequences If the front passenger seat occupant sensing system is out of calibration, the front passenger airbags may not deploy or they may deploy inappropriately for the passenger's size and position. This could increase the risk of personal injury during the event of a vehicle crash necessitating airbag deployment.
Corrective action Southeast Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will test the sensitivity of the occupant detection sensors, and recalibrate them as necessary. The recall began on March 21, 2013. Owners may contact Southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859.
Notes Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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Comments

8/27/2017 - Richard
Recently I have been experiencing a shimmy in the steering wheel when applying the brakes. I have had the rotors checked for possibly being warped and the checked the wear on the the disc pads. The vehicle has only 34000 miles and the the front pads were changed at 22000 and the rear pads were changed at 31000. Any idea why the steering wheel shakes a little bit when applying the brakes. The alignment and wheel balance has also been checked. HELP!


1/17/2013 - Lawrence Stein
My 2010 RAV4 has been recalled for a problem with the Rear Suspension Arm No. 1 Assembly. Last night I heard strange clanking noises coming from the passenger side rear wheel area, and I immediately suspected the suspension arm as the culprit. The safety recall notice I received attributed the suspension arm problem to incorrect alignment servicing, but my RAV4 has only 31,000 miles on it and has never had alignment service. I would urge all affected RAV4 owners to get the safety recall service done as soon as possible.

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