My son and his wife just bought an '06 RAV4 FWD 2.4 liter Automatic. I've never really been around one of them. It's been a few years since I've owned a Toyota. Since I suspect that I will be the one they consult for maintenance and care, is there anything I need to know? A little online research shows that there are at least two recalls that my son should make sure were completed - a rear tie rod, and an airbag cable in the steering column. There are a couple other recalls. The floor mat/accelerator pedal issue, and one related to a missing wheel load capacity label. One website (carcomplaints.com) gives the '06 RAV4 a "Beware of the Clunker" rating. It appears this is based upon a high number of complaints to NHTSA, and the number of recalls. The leading NHTSA complaints are regarding high oil consumption, and clunking noise when steering. Are these common issues with this model? I know the '06 was the first year of an update to the RAV4. Are there other issues that need to be watched for? Any advice will be appreciated. I tried to talk them out of this, as I have heard that the '06-'09 RAV4 is not exactly up to what most would expect from Toyota. So I'd like to know what advice to give my son and his wife.