Dangerous Situation, While I don't doubt your experience with the RAV4, your statement "Toyota should not be involved with Racing where Brakes are very necessary" is not a logical conclusion. In fact, Toyota has done moderately well in motor sports and brakes have not been an issue. In general, "brakes" encompass several components, including pads, disc rotors, calipers, and brake lines and fluid. All of these systems receive wear, and some more than others. For an entry-level crossover SUV, the RAV4 might not have Formula1-inspired braking system, but it does meet the US DOT regulations. If, as you state, you have worn "brakes" at just 15,000 miles, the three possibilities are defective equipment, user wear and tear, and a combination of the two. More than likely, you need new brake pads, and those generally do not cost much. If you have a manual transmission, I'd look into "engine-braking" instead of "compression-braking," as this will require less use of the brakes. If you have an automatic transmission, re-examine your driving habits. I'm not saying this is you, but many drivers are unaware of their left-foot braking tendencies, and often ride the brakes in traffic when letting off the gas is all that is necessary. However, if your braking system if defective, It might benefit you to visit SaferCar.gov to see whether there is a recall. And, if there is indeed an issue and your local dealership won't address the problem, then you might consider filing a complaint with the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/
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Toyota should not be involved with Racing where Brakes are very necessary . I had the Toyota Rav 4. I leased it through the Manhattan NY dealership. I kept visiting the dealership and told them that my brakes were not working. I brought the car over and over again to the dealership for them to check my brakes. My service rep at the Toyota NY dealership kept telling me that there was nothing wrong with my brakes. This went on for months. I ended up finding out that my brakes were worn out and needed to be replaced.y wore out only after 15,000 miles. Th I could have been in an accident and killed not only myself but others. I called the owner of the dealership Carmelo Giuffrie, the President and Chairman about what occurred to me but he would not take the call. I asked around-it seems that this is a method that the mafia uses to kill someone