During a typical Toyota recall, including its RAV4 recalls between 2010 to 2015, owners are instructed to take their vehicles to an authorized Toyota dealership for repairs, according to Toyota. The automaker sends notifications via mail to affected owners when dealerships are equipped to make the repairs.
From 1998 to 2015, Toyota has declared 19 RAV4 recalls, WeMakeItSafer reports. In most cases, recalled vehicles are dealt with at local authorized dealerships. Recalls range from faulty software or wiring to incorrectly assembled components from specific assembly plants. For example, Toyota issued a recall in December 2014 for some incorrect assemblies and loose fasteners assembled by Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC. For this recall and others like it, Toyota provides repairs free of charge at whichever authorized Toyota dealer the vehicle owner chooses.