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Toyota RAV4 Battery Fires Prompt Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit alleges that Toyota refuses to recall 2013–2018 Toyota RAV4 SUVs that experience dangerous battery problems and vehicle fires.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation of roughly 1.9 million model year 2018–2018 Toyota RAV4 SUVs after receiving reports of at least 11 fires.

Seven caught fire while driving, while four vehicles burst into flames while parked and shut off.

The problem allegedly stems from the battery tray, which is supposed to hold the battery in place and prevent the battery from moving.

However, short circuits could occur when the 12-volt battery’s B+ terminal touches the frame itself.

In addition to vehicle fires, the short circuits could cause damage to electronic parts, trigger the Check Engine Light, blow fuses and the drain the battery. These problems allegedly cost owners thousands of dollars in repairs.


Lemon Law Help by Knight Law Group is an automotive lemon law firm that exclusively practices in California. If you are a California resident who purchased or leased a defective vehicle from a licensed dealership in California, we may be able to help you get rid of your potential lemon and recover significant cash compensation. Model year restrictions apply: 2017–Present vehicle models only.

However, we cannot help those who reside outside of California or purchased their vehicle outside of California unless they are active duty members of the Armed Forces, nor will we be able to refer those to a lemon law firm in their states.

To learn more about the California Lemon Law and your legal rights, visit our guides on the California Lemon Law and Used Car Lemon Law for more information.

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