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2009 Toyota RAV4 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10134223
TSB ID: T-TT-0362-15

Tt: the vehicle may be difficult to start or have an abnormally low or rough idle after the battery has been disconnected or power to the engine ecm has been interrupted.
04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10133857
TSB ID: T-TT-0223-13

The vehicle will not start or ready-on and the steering wheel lock is engaged so that the steering wheel may only be turned very little from side-to-side.
04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10133786
TSB ID: T-SB-0041-13

Immediately following a cold soak startup, some 2009 ? 2013 model year vehicles equipped with 1ar-fe or 2ar-fe engines may exhibit a brief knock/rattle noise from the engine compartment for approximately one second. follow the repair proced
04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10134128
TSB ID: TSB-0012-13 Rev2

Tsb: flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures described in individual service bulletins. this bull
04/02/18 NHTSA ID: 10131826
TSB ID: T-SB-0033-14

Some vehicles in particular geographic areas may exhibit a condition where the hvac evaporator drain hose has become obstructed with an insect nest. an insect repellent drain hose tip (arinix® tip) is now available to help minimize future o
04/02/18 NHTSA ID: 10132529
TSB ID: T-TT-0086-11

Techtip: condition - the vehicle may be difficult to start or have an abnormally low or rough idle after the battery has been disconnected or power to the engine ecm has been interrupted.
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04/02/18 NHTSA ID: 10132770
TSB ID: T-SB-0042-14

Tsb: safety recall csj (?2006 ? 2011 rav4; rear lower suspension arm no. 1?) involves inspection of the rear suspension arm no. 1 for the presence of rust, replacement of the suspension arm if necessary, and application of an epoxy material
04/02/18 NHTSA ID: 10132100
TSB ID: T-SB-0041-13 Rev

Immediately following a cold soak startup, some 2009 ? 2013 model year vehicles equipped with 1ar-fe or 2ar-fe engines may exhibit a brief knock/rattle noise from the engine compartment for approximately one second. follow the repair proced
08/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10111246
TSB ID: T-TT-0321-15

Tt: customer complaint of mil (:check engine light) on condition. health check retrieves dtc p2118 (throttle actuator motor current range/performance).
08/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10111336
TSB ID: T-TT-0321-15

Tt: customer complaint of mil (:check engine light) on condition. health check retrieves dtc p2118 (throttle actuator motor current range/performance).
08/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10109594
TSB ID: 90K_LSC_Extensio

Region letter: on certain vehicles equipped with a 2gr-fe (v6) engine, the rubber portion of the oil supply hose for the vvt-i actuator may degrade over time. this condition may cause oil to leak from the vvt-i oil hose producing abnormal e
08/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10109600
TSB ID: 90K_LSC_Extensio

Dealer letter: on certain vehicles equipped with a 2gr-fe (v6) engine, the rubber portion of the oil supply hose for the vvt-i actuator may degrade over time. this condition may cause oil to leak from the vvt-i oil hose producing abnormal e
08/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10109513
TSB ID: ER9_Remail_Regio

Region letter: toyota will be sending safety recall follow-up notices to remind owners whose vehicles have not yet had campaign repairs completed.
08/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10109517
TSB ID: ER9_Remail_Deale

Dealer letter: toyota will be sending safety recall follow-up notices to remind owners whose vehicles have not yet had campaign repairs completed. please note the following information for regional and pd associates.
03/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10096036
TSB ID: T-SB-0012-13 REV

Tsb: flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures described in individual service bulletins. this bul
04/11/16 NHTSA ID: 10061557
TSB ID: T-SB-0041-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 NHTSA ID: 10062035
TSB ID: T-TT-0223-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/31/16 NHTSA ID: 10060729
TSB ID: T-SB-0042-14

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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02/24/15 NHTSA ID: 10056822
TSB ID: TC-14-036

Toyota: see document search button for owner letter. on certain vehicles the rubber oil supply hose, for vvt-i actuator, is degrading over time and causing a leakage of oil, from oil hose, producing an illumination of oil pressure light
03/06/14 NHTSA ID: 10054869
TSB ID: TSB-0001-10

Toyota: updated information regarding the response of the air fuel ratio sensor, that is incorrect and also, an incorrect oxygen sensor operation may be present, due to ecm/pcm processor p0606 dtc.
03/04/14 NHTSA ID: 10054846
TSB ID: TSB-0041-13

Toyota: on certain vehicles, a knock or rattle noise, coming from engine compartment, is heard during a cold soak startup, and the condition lasts approximately one second. model years 2009-2012 camry, highlander, sienna, venza, rav4.
02/28/14 NHTSA ID: 10054813
TSB ID: TSB-0187-13

Toyota: there is a clunking noise heard coming from rear of vehicle and one or both rear stabilizer links are damaged. model 2006-2012 rav4.
12/06/13 NHTSA ID: 10053959
TSB ID: TSB-004-13-A

Toyota: there is a knocking or rattling noise coming from engine compartment, for a short period of time, after a cold soak startup. model 2010-2012 camry, 2009-2013 highlander, venza, 2009-2012 rav4, 2011-2013 sienna.
10/03/12 NHTSA ID: 10046300
TSB ID: TSB-0157-12

Toyota: procedural information provided for rear tie rod adjustment to assure proper sequence of tightening and use whenever performing toe adjustment during wheel alignment. models 2006-11 rav4.
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06/28/11 NHTSA ID: 10038956
TSB ID: TC-11-006

Toyota: 2009 rav4. the paint on the fuel tank assembly might have been improperly applied and start to peel.
06/08/11 NHTSA ID: 10037961
TSB ID: T-SB-0012-11

Toyota: the malfunction light is on and there is a rattle noise from the engine. updated 9/21/11.
02/01/11 NHTSA ID: 10034924
TSB ID: TSB-0146-10

Toyota: brief engine knock/rattle noise cold startup. immediately following a cold soak startup, some model vehicles equipped with the 1ar-fe and 2ar-fe engines may exhibit a brief knock/rattle noise from the engine compartment for approx
11/01/10 NHTSA ID: 10034284
TSB ID: TSB-0064-10

Toyota: techstream ecu flash reprogramming procedure. flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures de
08/16/10 NHTSA ID: 10033407
TSB ID: TSB-0046-10

Toyota: mil on; fuel in evap system. some vehicles may exhibit one or more of the following conditions due to fuel in the evap systems: mil on with the following dtcs stored: p043e, p043f, p2401, p2401, and p2419; intermittent rough idle
05/05/10 NHTSA ID: 10032730
TSB ID: TSB-0094-09

Toyota: some vehicles with 2gr fe engines may exhibit a ticking/clicking type noise from the cylinder head cover area which may be accompanied by a mil on and one or more vvt-i related diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs).
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04/21/10 NHTSA ID: 10032630
TSB ID: TC-10-010

Toyota service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. on certain model vehicles equipped with a 2gr-fe (ve) engine, the rubber portion of the oil supply hose for the vvt-i actuator may degrade over time. this condition may
04/21/10 NHTSA ID: 10032631
TSB ID: LSC-90-K

Toyota: on certain model vehicles,equipped with a 2gr-fe (ve) engine, an initiated phase 3 will replace the vvt-i oil hose due to the rubber portion of the oil supply hose for the vvt-i actuator may degrade over time.
04/23/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10133836
TSB ID: T-SB-0391-08 Rev

This bulletin contains general vehicle pulling diagnosis and repair procedures along with specific information to help correct pulling complaints.
04/23/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10133672
TSB ID: T-SB-0080-13

Some 2006 ? 2012 model year 4wd rav4 vehicles may exhibit a growl type noise from the rear differential coupling when driving as a result of contamination to the front bearing. follow the procedure in this bulletin to address this condition
04/23/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10134454
TSB ID: T-TT-0086-11

Techtip: condition - the vehicle may be difficult to start or have an abnormally low or rough idle after the battery has been disconnected or power to the engine ecm has been interrupted.
04/23/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10133773
TSB ID: LSC BST Phase 3

As part of the settlement described above, toyota will install smart stop technology on the above listed model and model year vehicles. this feature will cut engine power in case of simultaneous application of both the accelerator and brake
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04/02/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10132084
TSB ID: T-SB-0071-11 Rev

The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid mil ?on,? shifting issues, and/or transmission damage. use the information in this bulletin when
08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109492
TSB ID: T-SB-0134-14

Tsb: the purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid mil "on" shifting issues and/or transmission damage. use the information in this bulletin when insta
08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109493
TSB ID: T-SB-0200-08 Rev

Tsb: the purpose of this bulletin is to assist in the identification and location of serial numbers on 2006 - 2014 model year automatic transmissions.
08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109408
TSB ID: T-SB-0260-08 Rev

Tsb: the purpose of this bulletin is to assist in the identification and location of serial numbers on 2006 -2014 model year remanufactured automatic transmissions.
08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109403
TSB ID: T-SB-0006-11 Rev

Tsb: world standard (ws) automatic transmission fluid (atf) was introduced to reduce maintenance costs and increase the mileage between scheduled maintenance checks. here are some important tips when working with atf-ws in toyota vehicles r
08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109404
TSB ID: T-SB-0014-11 Rev

Tsb: the purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. incorrect torque converter bolts or missing w
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04/05/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10096909
TSB ID: T-SB-0047-16

Tsb: the breather plug should be replaced during any differential/transfer case repairs to prevent possible repeat failures. the subsequent use of the original breather plug after a repair has been found to contribute to the failure of the
03/03/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10093717
TSB ID: ZF4_DEALER 12/3

Dl: in our continuing efforts to help ensure the best in customer satisfaction, toyota is announcing a warranty enhancement program to extend the warranty coverage for rear differential coupling growl noise on 2006-2012 model year rav4 4wd
03/03/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10093722
TSB ID: ZF4_DEALERD 12/3

Dd: in our continuing efforts to help ensure the best in customer satisfaction, toyota is announcing a warranty enhancement program to extend the warranty coverage for rear differential coupling growl noise on 2006-2012 model year rav4 4w
03/03/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10093766
TSB ID: POL15-04

Wpb: in certain 2006 to 2012 model year rav4 4wd vehicles, toyota has received some reports where the vehicle may exhibit a growl type noise from the rear differential coupling when driving as a result of contamination to the front bearing.
02/23/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10092682
TSB ID: T-SB-0080-13 REV

Tsb: some 2006 - 2012 model year 4wd rav4 vehicles may exhibit a growl type noise from the rear differential coupling when driving as a result of contamination to the front bearing. follow the procedure in this bulletin to address this co
08/26/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10052631
TSB ID: TSB-0080-13

Toyota: the rear differential coupling, when driving some vehicles, may exhibit a growl noise, due to contamination to front bearing. model 2006-2012 rav4 (42wd).
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06/07/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10037889
TSB ID: SB-0001-11

Toyota: 2009-2011 rav4. there may be a rattle noise from the transaxle when driving around 30mph.
08/23/10 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10033553
TSB ID: TSB-0047-10

Toyota service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. vehicles equipped with a 2gr-fe (v6) engine, the rubber portion of the oil supply hose for vvt-i actuator may degrade over time. this condition may cause oil to leak fr
05/05/10 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10032729
TSB ID: TSB-0184-09

Toyota: vehicles with 2gr fe engines may exhibit a mil on condition with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0505 stored in the engine control module or ecm (sae term: powertrain control module/pcm).
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133716
TSB ID: LSC BST Phase 3

As part of the settlement described above, toyota will install smart stop technology on the above listed model and model year vehicles. this feature will cut engine power in case of simultaneous application of both the accelerator and brake
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133915
TSB ID: T-TT-0213-13

Toyota vehicles are equipped with srs, including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. if a customer expresses any concerns that the srs airbags or pretensioner devi
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133917
TSB ID: T-TT-0118-11 Rev

Technicians should confirm the following key points to minimize the potential for future mil "on" concerns after hv battery replacement.
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04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133878
TSB ID: T-SB-0064-10 Rev

Flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures described in individual service bulletins. this bulletin de
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133897
TSB ID: T-SB-0012-13

Flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures described in individual service bulletins. this bulletin de
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134220
TSB ID: T-TT-0360-15

Tt: customers may experience connectivity issues when the following conditions are met: the customer's iphone is operating on ios9 firmware. the customer's iphone is connected to the vehicle via bluetooth. the customer may complain of the f
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133860
TSB ID: T-TT-0226-13

The customer is having difficulty changing the multi-display screen from day mode. if the multi-display screen is set to day mode when the headlights are on, the setting we be memorized when the engine is turned off.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134320
TSB ID: TTT-0268-13 Rev3

Tt: some customers may encounter bluetooth connectivity concerns such as: ? difficulty pairing the phone. ? intermittent bluetooth failure to connect when first turning on the vehicle. ? various bluetooth audio functions are no lon
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133654
TSB ID: T-SB-0229-12_Rev

Tsb: revision notice november 22, 2017 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2014 ? 2018 model year vehicles. any previous printed versions of this bulletin should be discarded. in the event that a toyota vehicle becomes submerg
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04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134140
TSB ID: T-TT-0381-16

Tech tip: some customers may experience difficulty programming homelink.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133722
TSB ID: LSC BST Phase 1.

On july 24, 2013, the settlement of claims for economic loss arising from allegations of unintended acceleration was approved. as part of the settlement toyota will be launching the third phase of a limited service campaign to install smar
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133693
TSB ID: Class Action Fai

On june 14, 2013 the federal court in orange county, california will conduct a fairness hearing regarding the proposed settlement of the consolidated economic loss class actions. dealerships may notice media coverage of this fairness heari
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133694
TSB ID: Update Class Act

The federal court in orange county, ca today continued a fairness hearing regarding the proposed settlement of the consolidated economic l:oss class actions relating to claims of unintended acceleration. the new (continued) date for fairne
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134457
TSB ID: T-TT-0355-15

Techtip: condition: customers may experience connectivity issues when the following conditions are met: the customer?s iphone is operating on ios9 firmware the customer?s iphone is connected to the vehicle via bluetooth. if the veh
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133740
TSB ID: T-TT-0223-13

The vehicle will not start or ready0on and the steering wheel lock is engaged so that the steering wheel may only be turned very little from side-to-side. if the operator attempts to ready-on or start the vehicle while there is tension on
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04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132930
TSB ID: T-SB-0012-13 Rev

Tsb: obsolete notice: september 14, 2016: this bulletin is now obsolete. please see t-sb-0134-16.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132015
TSB ID: LSC BST Phase 2

On july 24, 2013 the settlement of claims for economic loss arising from allegations of unintended acceleration was approved. as part of the settlement toyota will be launching the second phase of a limited service campaign to install smart
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132017
TSB ID: LSC BST Phase 2

On july 24, 2013 the settlement of claims for economic loss arising from allegations of unintended acceleration was approved. as part of the settlement toyota will be launching the second phase of a limited service campaign to install smart
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132901
TSB ID: T-SB-0142-13 Rev

Tsb: revision notice november 10, 2016 rev2: ? applicability has been updated to include 2016 ? 2017 model year toyota vehicles. ? parts information section has been updated. some 2004 ? 2017 model year toyota vehicles may exhibit odor
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132532
TSB ID: T-TT-0355-15

Techtip: condition: customers may experience connectivity issues when the following conditions are met: the customer?s iphone is operating on ios9 firmware the customer?s iphone is connected to the vehicle via bluetooth. if the veh
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132812
TSB ID: T-TT-0010-10 Rev

Tech tip: low battery voltage can contribute to a mil "on" condition for p0335 (crankshaft position
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04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132202
TSB ID: T-SB-0001-10 Rev

Some vehicles may exhibit a mil ?on? diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0138 and/or p0158 (oxygen sensor circuit high voltage bank 1 or 2). in some instances a p2195 or p2197 (a/f sensor signal stuck lean) dtc may also be present. this conditio
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132762
TSB ID: T-SB-0012-13 Rev

Tsb: flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures described in individual service bulletins. this bullet
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132715
TSB ID: T-SB-0043-14 Rev

Tsb: the immobilizer and smart key reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132708
TSB ID: T-SB-0043-14

Tsb: the immobilizer and smart key reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131852
TSB ID: HR1_Dealer Lette

Dealer letter: toyota will be sending safety recall follow-up notices to remind owners whose vehicles have not yet had campaign repairs completed.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131861
TSB ID: T-SB-0033-14_Rev

Tsb: revision notice march 08, 2017 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2015 - 2017 model year toyota vehicles. ? the parts information section has been updated. some vehicles in particular geographic areas may exhibit a c
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04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131851
TSB ID: HR1_Region Lette

Region letter: toyota will be sending safety recall follow-up notices to remind owners whose vehicles have not yet had campaign repairs completed.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131961
TSB ID: T-TT-0213-13

Toyota vehicles are equipped with supplemental restraint systems (srs), including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. if a customer expresses any concerns that the
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131985
TSB ID: T-SB-0142-13

Some 2004 ? 2014 model year toyota vehicles may exhibit odors naturally occurring from the hvac system and/or related environmental factors. although there is no way to eliminate these odors, follow the general procedure in this bulletin to
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132135
TSB ID: T-TT-0268-13

These concerns can be caused by changes made on the customer?s phone. make sure to inquire with the customer if the connectivity concerns occurred after receiving an operating system update on their phone or they have restored their phone d
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131992
TSB ID: T-SB-0187-13

Some 2006 ? 2012 model year rav4 vehicles may exhibit a clunking noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. upon inspection, one or both of the rear stabilizer links may be damaged. follow the repair in this bulletin to address this conditi
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132279
TSB ID: Class Action Set

As communicated in mid-june 2013, the federal court in orange county, california continued the fairness hearing regarding the proposed settlement of the consolidated economic loss class actions related to claims of unintended acceleration u
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08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111416
TSB ID: T-SB-0043-14 Rev

Tsb: the immobilizer and smart key reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased. follow the procedures in this bulletin to
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111643
TSB ID: T-TT-0414-16

Tt: some customers may encounter bluetooth® connectivity concerns such as: *difficulty to pair the phone. *intermittent bluetooth® failure to connect to the vehicle when first turning on the vehicle. *various bluetooth® audio functions a
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111248
TSB ID: T-TT-307-14 Rev1

Tt: customers complain of various bluetooth connectivity concerns after upgrading to ios 8.0 and later. conditions typically experienced include inability to pair the iphone to the system, poor sound quality during phone calls placed throug
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111229
TSB ID: TT-0307-14 Rev2

Tt: some customers may encounter various bluetooth connectivity concerns after upgrading to ios 8.0 and later. conditions typically experienced include inability to pair the iphone to the system, poor sound quality during phone calls placed
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111230
TSB ID: T-TT-0268-13 Rev

Tt: some customers may encounter bluetooth® connectivity concerns such as: * difficulty to pair the phone. * intermittent bluetooth® failure to connect to the vehicle when first turning on the vehicle. * various bluetooth® audio function
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111179
TSB ID: T-SB-0083-13 Rev

Tsb: the procedure in this bulletin is a general guideline on how to properly diagnose the air conditioning system after a component failure. refer to the applicable repair manual for vehicle specific repair procedures and parts.
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08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111196
TSB ID: T-SB-0142-13 Rev

Tsb: some 2004 - 2015 model year toyota vehicles may exhibit odors naturally occurring from the hvac system and/or related environmental factors. although there is no way to eliminate these odors, follow the general procedure in this bullet
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111197
TSB ID: T-SB-0101-11 Rev

Tsb: when servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111338
TSB ID: T-TT-307-14 Rev1

Tt: customers complain of various bluetooth connectivity concerns after upgrading to ios 8.0 and later. conditions typically experienced include inability to pair the iphone to the system, poor sound quality during phone calls placed throug
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111365
TSB ID: TT-0307-14 Rev2

Tt: some customers may encounter various bluetooth connectivity concerns after upgrading to ios 8.0 and later. conditions typically experienced include inability to pair the iphone to the system, poor sound quality during phone calls placed
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111366
TSB ID: T-TT-0268-13 Rev

Tt: some customers may encounter bluetooth® connectivity concerns such as: * difficulty to pair the phone. * intermittent bluetooth® failure to connect to the vehicle when first turning on the vehicle. * various bluetooth® audio function
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111562
TSB ID: T-SB-0083-13 Rev

Tsb: the procedure in this bulletin is a general guideline on how to properly diagnose the air conditioning system after a component failure. refer to the applicable repair manual for vehicle specific repair procedures and parts.
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08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111389
TSB ID: T-SB-0142-13 Rev

Tsb: some 2004 - 2015 model year toyota vehicles may exhibit odors naturally occurring from the hvac system and/or related environmental factors. although there is no way to eliminate these odors, follow the general procedure in this bullet
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111390
TSB ID: T-SB-0101-11 Rev

Tsb: when servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111126
TSB ID: T-SB-0043-14 Rev

Tsb: the immobilizer and smart key reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased. follow the procedures in this bulletin to
08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109463
TSB ID: T-TT-0307-14

Tech tip: customer complains of carious bluetooth connectivity concerns after upgrading to ios 8.0 and later. conditions typically experienced include inability to pair the iphone to the system, poor sound quality during phone calls placed
03/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10096550
TSB ID: T-TT-0360-15

Tt: customers may experience connectivity issues when the following conditions are met: the customer's iphone is operating on ios9 firmware. the customer's iphone is connected to the vehicle via bluetooth. the customer may complain of the f
04/11/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10062013
TSB ID: T-TT-0051-10

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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04/11/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10062038
TSB ID: T-TT-0226-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10062070
TSB ID: T-TT-0268-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
08/21/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10045140
TSB ID: TSB-0087-12

Toyota: accelerator pedal sensor assembly information regarding the inspection, removal, and installation, if lubrication or oil, is applied.
03/17/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10028225
TSB ID: TSB-0047-09

Toyota: multiple warning lights illuminated, vehicle not shifting from park to drive, and other accessories becoming inoperative after vehicle has cold soaked in subfreezing ambient air temperatures. updat
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133901
TSB ID: T-SB-0064-10 Rev

This bulletin is now obsolete. please see t-sb-0012-13.
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133928
TSB ID: SET Airbag Senso

This communication pertains to a current safety recall being conducted by the southeast toyota distributors llc (set). tms is sending this communication for informational purposes in the event you are contacted by a customer covered by th
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04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133932
TSB ID: T-SB-0093-09 Rev

A revised procedure has been developed to ensure proper removal and installation of the sun visor. please use the following procedure for removal and installation of the sun visor.
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133974
TSB ID: T-SB-0187-12

Toyota vehicles are equipped with either conventional or run-flat tires. sometimes punctures may occur as a result of contact with road debris or other hazards. if a puncture occurs, it may be possible to repair the tire and return it to se
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133867
TSB ID: SST Requirements

Ssts are key elements to provide your customers with swift and accurate repairs resulting in superior customer satisfaction.
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133835
TSB ID: T-SB-0033-13

Some customers may inquire about the frequency and power output of the smart key/smart entry systems used on various models. the smart key/smart entry systems conform to all applicable fcc rules. this bulletin details the applicable specifi
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133779
TSB ID: LSC BST Phase 1.

On july 24, 2013, the settlement of claims for economic loss arising from allegations of unintended acceleration was approved. as part of the settlement toyota will be launching the third phase of a limited service campaign to install smar
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133796
TSB ID: T-SB-0146-10 Rev

This bulletin is now obsolete. please see t-sb-0041-13 .
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04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133821
TSB ID: Renotification (

Toyota will be sending safety recall follow up notices to remind owners whose vehicles have not yet had campaign repair completed. please note the following information for regional and pd associates.
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133822
TSB ID: Renotification (

Toyota will be sending safety recall follow up notices to remind owners whose vehicles have not yet had campaign repair completed. please note the following information for regional and pd associates.
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131759
TSB ID: T-SB-0187-12_Rev

Tsb: revision notice february 12, 2018 rev2: ? applicability has been updated to include 2015 ? 2018 model year vehicles. january 23, 2014 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2013 ? 2014 model year vehicles. any previous print
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132048
TSB ID: T-TT-0124-11

Please refer to the following recommendations for the best practices for vehicle tire rotations.
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132752
TSB ID: BST_Renotificati

Dealer letter: toyota will be sending limited service campaign notices to remind owners whose vehicles have not yet had smart stop technology installed on their vehicle under lsc bst. initial notification informing customers of the availabi
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132721
TSB ID: T-SB-003-01 - OB

Tsb: obsolete notice: july 7, 2014: this bulletin is now obsolete.
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04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132742
TSB ID: T-TT-0246-13 Rev

Tech tip: tips for writing a dpr (dealer product report) on manufacturing issues for windows and windshields.
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131928
TSB ID: T-TT-0132-11

A key part to maintain the proper function and safe operation of the vehicle's braking system is to perform a visual inspection when installing brake pads, calipers, and discs. the following recommendations are intended to provide general
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131933
TSB ID: T-TT-0268-13

Customer complains of bluetooth connectivity concerns such as: difficulty to pair phone, intermittent bluetooth failure to connect to the vehicle when first turning on the vehicle. these concerns can be caused by changes made on the custom
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131951
TSB ID: T-SB-0187-12 Rev

Toyota vehicles are equipped with either conventional or run-flat tires. sometimes punctures may occur as a result of contact with road debris or other hazards. if a puncture occurs, it may be possible to repair the tire and return it to se
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131984
TSB ID: T-SB-0141-13

A new special service tool (sst 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. this bulletin references the correct method for installing the b
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132055
TSB ID: T-SB-0122-11 Rev

Beginning in 1998, toyota introduced side airbags as optional equipment. toyota does not recommend replacement of original seat covers with non-toyota leather or other seat cover materials on vehicles due to the following: seat covers not
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04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132136
TSB ID: T-TT-0269-13

The appearance of spots in tempered glass (when viewed at certain angles) is the result of the heat treating and quick quenching process during manufacturing.
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131983
TSB ID: T-SB-0315-08 Rev

The customer (individual requiring the extender) must visit a toyota dealership to have the required measurements made and to complete the seat belt extender worksheet. the worksheet will allow the proper fitting and selection of a seat bel
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131988
TSB ID: T-SB-0185-13

The following procedures are recommended during routine maintenance or in the event of a customer concern for wiper performance.
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131993
TSB ID: TS-BO030-01 Obso

This bulletin is now obsolete. please see t-sb-0185-13.
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132410
TSB ID: T-SB-0218-17_Rev

Tsb: revision notice july 20, 2017 rev1: applicability has been updated to exclude 2007 ? 2017 model year avanza vehicles. some hazardous material treatment and handling regulations at the state and local level define the pre-disposal deplo
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132281
TSB ID: T-SB-0141-10 Rev

If a creak, tick, or rattle noise is heard at the top or bottom of the windshield, or at the top of the rear glass, the source of the noise may be the two stoppers bonded to the top of the windshield/rear glass, or the windshield retainers
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04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132287
TSB ID: T-SB-0054-13

California (ca), federal (fed), and 50 state certified emission control underhood labels (emission labels) may be obtained through your dealership?s parts department utilizing standard replacement parts ordering procedures. follow the guide
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132295
TSB ID: T-PG006-00 Obsol

This bulletin is now obsolete. please see t-sb-0054-13.
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132269
TSB ID: T-TT-0246-13

Tips for writing a dpr (dealer product report) on manufacturing issues for windows and windshields.
03/12/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10129977
TSB ID: T-SB-0187-12_Rev

Tsb: revision notice february 12, 2018 rev2: ? applicability has been updated to include 2015 ? 2018 model year vehicles. january 23, 2014 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2013 ? 2014 model year vehicles. any previous print
08/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10111221
TSB ID: T-SB-0040-08

Tsb: on some vehicles, when rapgard is removed, the paint may have a stained appearance. these stains appear to be under the clear coat (repainting this area is not necessary). the stain patterns are usually under wrinkles in the rapgard. t
08/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10111357
TSB ID: T-SB-0040-08

Tsb: on some vehicles, when rapgard is removed, the paint may have a stained appearance. these stains appear to be under the clear coat (repainting this area is not necessary). the stain patterns are usually under wrinkles in the rapgard. t
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08/01/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109394
TSB ID: ER11_Re-Notifica

Region letter: toyota will be sending safety recall follow-up notices to remind owners whose vehicles have not yet had campaign repairs completed. please note the following information for regional and pd associates.
08/01/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109397
TSB ID: ER11_Re-Notifica

Region letter: safety recall completion is important not only in satisfying government requirements but also is an integral part of our commitment to meet customer expectations of toyota products. toyota will be sending safety recall follow
08/01/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109401
TSB ID: T-SB-0381-09 Rev

Tsb: the only acceptable towing method for vehicles equipped with an active torque control 4wd system is to have all four wheels off the ground. flat towing or towing where only the front or rear wheels are supported may damage the all-whee
04/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097052
TSB ID: T-TT-0268-13 REV

Tt: some customers may encounter bluetooth connectivity concerns such as: ¿ difficulty pairing the phone. ¿ intermittent bluetooth failure to connect when first turning on the vehicle. ¿ various bluetooth audio functions are no lo
03/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10096097
TSB ID: T-TT-0381-16

Tech tip: some customers may experience difficulty programming homelink.
07/07/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10075946
TSB ID: T-SB-0315-08

Toyota customers who find it necessary to increase the length of their seat belts may obtain seat belt extenders at no cost through their local toyota dealer. ¿ the extender is available in 6-inch, 9-inch, 12-inch, 15-inch, and 18-inch le
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04/11/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10061649
TSB ID: T-SB-0187-12

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10062016
TSB ID: T-TT-0124-11

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10062008
TSB ID: T-SB-0315-08

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10062051
TSB ID: TC13-019

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10062053
TSB ID: T-TT-0246-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
12/19/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10056517
TSB ID: TC-14-032

Toyota: on some vehicles, information being sent out regarding installation of smart stop technology. model years 2003-2010 corolla, corolla matrix, land cruiser, highlander rav4, 4runner, tundra.
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09/25/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053023
TSB ID: TSR-13V383

Toyota/lexus: information regarding dealer re-notification, on certain vehicles, of remedy instructions (dvd) via separate cover. models 2006-2011 rav4, 2010 hs250th.
12/16/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10042555
TSB ID: TSB-0122-11

Toyota: information provided for replacing the seat covers for vehicles equipped with side airbags.
12/16/09 Other NHTSA ID: 10030867
TSB ID: SB-TC-09-017

Toyota: update to load carrying capacity modification. addendum label was installed at vehicle processing center when accessories were installed. the addendum label must be installed when accessories are installed which exceed 1.5% of th

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Toyota RAV4 TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.