For those that don’t know if their Toyota RAV4 falls under the recall, owners can easily check by visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, or visit Toyota’s website for more information. From there, you’ll want to type in your car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), which can be found either on your car’s windshield sticker, or in your insurance information — you’re looking for a 17-character number. Enter that into the website and you’ll receive information about whether your vehicle is affected by the recall or not.
If it does have a recall, you’ll be given information on the recall and what to do about it. This will usually mean you have to take your car to the dealership as soon as you can for the fix. If there isn’t an active recall, the site will come back and say there aren’t any associated with your VIN number. Recall searches by VIN number check within the past 15 calendar years, so you’ll likely find out if your RAV4 will need the fix.