2017 Toyota RAV4 Wheels Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2017 Toyota RAV4 Wheels Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1489390
 Internal NHTSA #11119783
 ManufacurerToyota Motor Corporation
 Model Year2017
 File date22/06/18
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemWe purchased a new 2017 toyota rav4 that came with a "temporary" spare tire and wheel. I purchased an oem 2017 rav4 wheel and tire that matches the normal tires for convenience and especially safety reasons. I also attempted to place the full size tire and wheel in the wheel well of the rav4 with no success. In short, the wheel well is not adequate for a full size tire and projects approximately two inches above the floor. It also can not be secured to the vehicle. After evaluating the situation, i called the toyota consumer department and after they consulted with their technical personnel, i was told that the full size wheel will not fit in the spare tire wheel well! On page 644 of the 2017 rav4 owners manual there is a direct reference to a full size wheel storage area in addition on pages 642 and 645 to a temporary tire use, etc. The rav4 temporary tire is not the same circumference an full size tires; thus, the toyota consumer department stated that due to this situation, temporary tires must not be mounted on the front of the vehicle. If there is a flat tire on the front of the rav4, a person must mount a rear tire on the front then mount the temporary tire on the relocated full size tire on the rear. This procedure is very dangerous in the best of situations. I propose that toyota be required to modify the spare tire well to fit full size tires and provide full size tires on their vehicles. Honda does this for their crv small suvs. Spare wheel wells for the toyota camrys and corollas are large enough for full size tires. The design and manufacturing of the useless temporary tire assembly has to cost more than a full size tire. The net weight between the two is about 12 lbs. Which adds about five gallons of gasoline per year @ 15,000 miles. This concern was expressed in the september 2018 issue of consumer reports on page 12.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure6500
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StatePORTLAND, OR
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 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 persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase28/03/23
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders
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Transmission type
 Vehicle speed0
 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
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 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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