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Removed today Roof Rack Cross Bars from my 1 month old 2016 RAV4 Limited.
All 4 mounts were filled with water. And I can see sign of corrosion on bolts.





 

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Everything looked new until I removed it.
Outside is new. Inside is rusted.
The design of the roof rack rails allow to collect water inside.

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Toyota RAV4 is ranked #10 in the Top 10 of the most rusted vehicles. Surprisingly, that Toyota Camry is ranked #1 for least rusted vehicle / rust free and the Honda Civic is #2 rust free.
The roof rack is known to leak and allow water to seep to the front driver or passenger floor. Check that your drain holes are cleared and also to reseal the roof rack mounting holes with a semi-hard rubber washer. Do not use silicone sealant. Years ago Toyota did not use inferior metals and made decent long lasting reliable vehicles. Today, Toyota motto is build cheap and use cheap parts as Quantity is more important than Quality. You choice is to get a Honda CR-V which excels over the RAV4 or possibly a Mazda CX-5, otherwise pay the premium to get the upper tier Toyota brand "LEXUS". Toyota name means junk and Lexus is just better junk.
 

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Toyota RAV4 is ranked #10 in the Top 10 of the most rusted vehicles. Surprisingly, that Toyota Camry is ranked #1 for least rusted vehicle / rust free and the Honda Civic is #2 rust free.
The roof rack is known to leak and allow water to seep to the front driver or passenger floor. Check that your drain holes are cleared and also to reseal the roof rack mounting holes with a semi-hard rubber washer. Do not use silicone sealant. Years ago Toyota did not use inferior metals and made decent long lasting reliable vehicles. Today, Toyota motto is build cheap and use cheap parts as Quantity is more important than Quality. You choice is to get a Honda CR-V which excels over the RAV4 or possibly a Mazda CX-5, otherwise pay the premium to get the upper tier Toyota brand "LEXUS". Toyota name means junk and Lexus is just better junk.
Man, what is your problem? You’ve copied and pasted much the same comment on multiple threads today. Looking over your history, you’ve been unhappy with your RAV since the first time you filled the tank and realized you got 15.4 mpg. If you’re that unhappy, will you consider selling it and replacing with the CR-V or Lexus you’re advocating?

Perhaps some constructive contributions to the discussions would be a better use of your time than spamming threads with the same thing over and over. We’re all here to help or be helped, but you’re just ranting.


2012 RAV4 Base FWD.
Upgraded to large front brakes and 3rd row rear springs.
 
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