Toyota RAV4 EV Recalled For Windshield Wiper Issue

SEP 25 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 6

Toyota has issued a recall that includes all RAV4 EVs ever built.

According to Toyota, approximately 2,500 Model Year 2012-2014 RAV4 EVs are affected by a windshield wiper-related recall.

Toyota says that water dripping onto the windshield wiper link can cause corrosion.  Over time, this corrosion could render the wipers inoperable, an obvious safety hazard.

Toyota will remedy the problem free of charge by replacing the water channel, wiper link, and wiper motor crank arm with redesigned parts.

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by Toyota.

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Ah, hubristic Toyota Engineers humbled by time and the elements…

This is a body specific recall, not EV. Over 400k cars are affected

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/09/17/toyota-recalls-400k-rav4s-due-to-faulty-windshield-wipers.html

Not all the RAV4EV’s as they were made in 99-2000 too.
Were they recalled?

This recall is 2009-2012 ICE RAV4 and 2012-2014 EV RAV4.

Wow. It’s a recall avalanche.

Cheap materials, poor design. Although to be fair I don’t know of any accident reports that relate to this particular defect.
Older cars should immediately comply with the recall. Do a visual inspection too.

Or maybe better its…a…Recall…Blitz:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_jdiU47bFA