2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Fuel Tank – Class Action Investigation
CSKD is investigating potential class action claims on behalf of 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid owners. Reportedly, a redesigned fuel tank prevents owners from completely filling it up, according to a report from Automotive News. Toyota has issued a statement to confirm it is “investigating a fuel tank shape issue on certain RAV4 Hybrid vehicles. In these cases, variations in fuel tank shape may prevent a full refill by up to several gallons. This condition may impact the vehicle’s total available driving distance.”
Automotive News cites multiple sources of complaints from owners about the issue, with most of them stating that the vehicle won’t take much more than 9-11 gallons into its 14.5-gallon fuel tank. This greatly reduces the overall range you get with a full tank, which is one of the big benefits of the Hybrid model. It’s rated for 580 miles on a full tank of gas, thanks to its 40 mpg combined fuel economy rating.
If you purchased or lease a 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and have reduced range due to inability to completely fill the gas tank, we would be interested in hearing from you.