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The Fix: Dealers will inspect the engine block casting serial number and, if it’s determined to be involved, will replace the engine and engine block with a new one for free.

Would have been more helpful if the article specified if both Japanese and non-Japanese manufactured RAV4s were affected. Swapping out the entire ICE is fairly significant!:rolleyes:
 

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Ok, just got off the phone with toyota. They're saying that the nhtsa website is CURRENT. SO if your vin isn't pulling up then your car isn't recalled. Let's see what happens...
 

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The total number of recalled vehicles is only 44k, considering there were over 400k '19 Rav4s alone sold, even if they were all '19 Rav4s that's only ~10% of them, the total of all those vehicle models with the A25A engines won't affect very many Rav4 owners.
 

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Here's the Toyota Pressroom safety recall notice.


Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Toyota and Lexus vehicles
February 06, 2020

PLANO, Texas (February 6, 2020) – Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2020 Model Year Avalon Hybrid, 2020 Model Year Camry, 2020 Model Year Camry Hybrid, 2019-2020 RAV4, 2019-2020 RAV4 Hybrid and 2020 Model Year Lexus ES 300h in the United States. Approximately 44,000 vehicles are involved in this recall.
Some of the subject vehicles may be equipped with an engine block that was manufactured incorrectly. This issue may cause coolant to leak internally and/or externally during normal engine operation. This can lead to engine noise, engine smoke, warning lights/malfunction indicator illumination, an audible chime sounding, and/or, in some cases, engine overheating and possible internal mechanical engine damage.
If this occurs in a conventional gasoline vehicle, it is possible the vehicle could stall while driving at higher speeds without prior warning, increasing the risk of a 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.
For all involved vehicles, Toyota and Lexus dealers will inspect the engine block casting serial number to determine if it is involved. In the cases where an involved engine block is identified, dealers will replace the engine including the engine block with a new one at no cost to customers.
Owners of all involved vehicles will be notified by early April.
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 the most up to date information surrounding recalls visit nhtsa.gov/recalls. For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331 or the Lexus Guest Experience Center at 1-800-255-3987.

Media Contacts


Tania Saldana
469-292-2418
[email protected]
Brian Lyons
469-292-3573
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Ok, just got off the phone with toyota. They're saying that the nhtsa website is CURRENT. SO if your vin isn't pulling up then your car isn't recalled. Let's see what happens...
Hallelujah, mine isn't listed there either. If it were to somehow show up, at this point I might trade it in for a newer model Rav4 and take the loss because of some of the other issues on the early 2019 Rav4's with the AWD system. An engine replacement is just too much to deal with on a NEW CAR! That's my breaking point, even if it is free. Fixed for free doesn't mean fixed right.

Makes one wonder how they tagged 44K models?
 

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Canadian here with a CAD built 2020 RAV4 Hybrid; checked my VIN with the NHTSA site.

Recall data refreshed on Feb 08,2020
0 Unrepaired Recalls associated with this VIN
 

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Mine also says 0 Unrepaired Recalls
Under my VIN it says Recall data refreshed on Feb 08,2020
Hope this means I'm in the clear.
Who on earth would feel good about having their engine replaced?
 
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