Toyota Motor Engineering & manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Rav4 EV vehicles manufactured July 24, 2012, to August 29, 2014. Due to a software issue within a component of the Electric Vehicle Traction Motor Assembly, the electric propulsion motor may shift to "neutral" resulting in a possible loss of drive power.
A loss of drive power may increase the risk of a crash.
Owners were sent an interim notification letter on April 30, 2015. The remedy is still under development, but will be provided free of charge. Owners will receive a second notice when parts become available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.