2018 Toyota RAV4 HYBRID Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2018 Toyota RAV4 HYBRID Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1559556
 Internal NHTSA #11204012
 ManufacurerToyota Motor Corporation
 BrandTOYOTA
 ModelRAV4 HYBRID
 Model Year2018
 File date25/04/19
 ComponentPOWER TRAIN
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI pulled into a parking spot. It was sloped backward. The car was stopped completely, and silent. I was distracted by a minor task, and then exited the car, inadvertently with the power on and the transmission in drive, not park. When i noticed that i could not lock the car, and realized that the car was still energized, i reached over and pressed the on button to turn-off the car-- which it did. At which point the card immediately headed backwards, downhill, crossed a street while i was trying to slow the car from outside the drivers door, and finally hit a lamp post and stopped with damage to the rear bumper. I tried to reproduce the issue, with the same result: the car can appear to be off and in park, when on an upward slope, but with the car actually energized and in drive. And there is nothing to prevent one from turning off the car, at which point there is nothing to keep the car from rolling backward. As a comparison, a colleague had a chrysler pacifica plug-in hybrid, we tried the same and the car will demand to be put into park before re-energizing. Thus, this seems to be a toyota-specific hazard. I was very lucky that no other cars were involved. I twisted my knee trying desperately to keep the car from rolling-away, but the strain was not noticeable by the next day.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure6300
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateBOULDER, CO
VIN pattern JTMDJREV9JDXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?Y
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons1
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase17/10/21
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders
Drive train type
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed5
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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