2012 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Review: issue with brake and gas pedal

2012 Toyota RAV4 SUV - Consumer Review

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issue with brake and gas pedal
By steve475 on


2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


The gas pedal and brake pedal are 3 inches apart, not enough space for a size 12 shoe, on two occasions I have had the engine RPM
go to 3,000 when pushing the brake , if my foot is at an angle the gas pedal will be depressed too, the 269 HP engine over rides the brakes, the Smart stop technology only works under certain specific conditions, this is not one of them , have contacted Toyota with the suggestion that a new brake pedal be designed to have up to 5 inches between the pedals, their reply was this is a safe vehicle, have already found several people with 2007 and newer V-6 models that have had the same issue , all have size 10-12 shoes

Best Features

We enjoy the smart key, except it does not lock the doors , the heated seats are great during the cold weather, it handles and performs very well , the on demand 4 wheel button is a great improvement from our all wheel drive 2004 4 Runner that we owned since new

Worst Features

Fix the brake pedal problem as stated in my review
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