PLANO, Texas (Nov. 01, 2023) – Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2013-2018 model year Toyota RAV4 vehicles in the United States. Approximately 1,854,000 vehicles are involved in this recall.
Some replacement 12-volt batteries of the size specified for the subject vehicles have smaller top dimensions than others. If a small-top battery is used for replacement and the hold-down clamp is not tightened correctly, the battery could move when the vehicle is driven with forceful turns. The movement could cause the positive battery terminal to contact the hold-down clamp and short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
Toyota is currently preparing the remedy. When the remedy is available, Toyota dealers will replace the battery hold-down clamp, battery tray, and positive terminal cover with improved ones at no cost to owners. For all involved vehicles, Toyota will notify customers by late December 2023.
Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is current as of today’s filing date and is subject to change thereafter. To see if your vehicle is involved in a safety recall visit Toyota.com/recall or nhtsa.gov/recalls and enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or license plate information.
For any additional questions, Toyota customer support is also available by calling the Toyota Brand Engagement Center (1-800-331-4331).