Toyota RAV4 Engine Investigation

The Heber Firm LLC is investing a potential class action lawsuit involving alleged engine problems in Toyota RAV4 vehicles.  The issue may relate to an improperly manufactured engine block that may cause coolant to leak during normal engine operation.

Examples of reported issues include:

  • Engine noise, engine smoke, warning lights/malfunction indicator illumination, and/or an audible chiming sound
  • Engine overheating, possible internal mechanical engine damage
  • For conventional gasoline vehicles, the vehicle may stall while driving at higher speeds without prior warning, increasing the risk of crash
  • For both hybrid and conventional gasoline vehicles, the mechanical engine damage could cause engine oil to leak, which, in the presence of an ignition source, can lead to an increased risk of fire
  • If the engine stalls in a hybrid vehicle, the vehicle will enter a fail safe driving mode, allowing the driver to operate the vehicle at reduced power for certain distances to maneuver the vehicle to a safe location

The above issue(s) reportedly may occur with a malfunction indicator lamp or master warning lamp, or no warning light appearing, and may not be reproducible by service technicians.

Toyota issued NHTSA Recall number 20V-064 for certain 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, Camry, Camry Hybrid, and Lexus ES300h and 2019-2020 RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid vehicles equipped with 2.5L 4-cylinder engines. However, allegedly affected vehicles may not have been included in the recall, or the recall measures may be inadequate. The reported issues may affect additional years of RAV4 vehicles, including 2021.

If you own or lease a Toyota vehicle that has experienced this issue, please contact us via the contact form on this page.


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Nathaniel Heber
Heber Law Firm LLC

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