Toyota RAV4 XLE’s defective power liftgate issues are not covered under warranty.

Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer. They’re headquartered in Toyota City, Japan. They’re the maker and seller of the Toyota RAV4 XLE. 

Owners of the Toyota RAV4 XLE are having a problem with power liftgate hinges cracking. The liftgate struts stop working and the hinge becomes bent. So, the issue is stemming from faulty lift gate actuators, struts. Dealerships claim the issue is not covered under warranty alleging that the vehicle owners did the damage themselves or that wind did. The basic warranty for the Toyota RAV4 XLE is three years/36,000 miles and 5 yr/60,000 miles powertrain. The warranty for the hybrid system is 8 yr/100,000 miles. Some assertive customers have been able to get the problem fixed under warranty, but most customers most likely will have to pay for the repair themselves.

Customers unable to get the liftgate hinges repaired under warranty will have to pay for the replacement, costing $500-$700 depending on the auto shop. A similar class action lawsuit was filed against Jeep and Fiat Chrysler over corrosion problems with the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator. The corrosion results in rust development on the doors panels and door hinges. Customers are stating the corrosion warranties are a sham. This is a similar class action lawsuit because both cases involve problems with car door hinges.     

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