Toyota released a statement Tuesday for 423,000 total vehicles; 421,000 2001-14 RAV4 and 2,500 2012-14 RAV4 EV in the United States.
Toyota said “water dripping onto the windshield wiper link can, over time, cause corrosion and wear at the wiper link joint. In some cases this could result in the separation of the wiper link from the wiper motor crank arm. If separation occurs, the windshield wipers could become inoperative, which could reduce driver visibility and increase the risk of a vehicle crash.”
Dealers will replace the following with new parts:
Wiper crank arm