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2007 Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Engine (34%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (16%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 257 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2007 Toyota RAV4.

2007 Toyota RAV4 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (36%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (6%)

Chart based on 97 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2007 Toyota RAV4

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Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

44000 mi

US $523
Water Pump was leaking. New water pump was installed 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Aug 2015
Nov 2014

162000 mi

US $260
Engine Oil Changed. Synthetic Oil Front Brakes replaced. Four Wheel Alignment. 
Aug 2015

169000 mi

US $850
Replace the heater core. Replaced coolant, a/c, etc, Also tires balance/rotate. Wheel alignment, Oil Change & lube, etc. Full maintenance. 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Aug 2007 - Nov 2011
Nov 2010

58000 mi
Water pump started making noise, which the dealer decided needed to be replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2012
Aug 2012

146500 mi
One year old toyota battery died out 
Toyota RAV4 in Mississippi, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2016
Oct 2010

56000 mi
Replaced mounting bushings to repair transmission gear whine. Parts replaced, but whine still there. New transmission on backorder. 
Jan 2011

58000 mi
Installed rebuilt transmission to correct gear whine. 
Aug 2014

85000 mi

US $1000
Water pump replaced. Rear pads replaced, rotors turned. May or may not have actually needed turning. 
Apr 2016

110000 mi

US $370
Bad O2 sensor caused CEL. 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2011 - Dec 2015
Dec 2013

81840 mi

C $30
Brake oil tank empty. Very cold -48C. Also still on original pads. 
Feb 2014

82460 mi

C $450
Change for vented rotor and ceramic brake pads Front and rear. It solves the brake fluid problem we had before as listed. 
Jun 2014

88040 mi

C $135
Bendix was sticking. Dealer sells only the entire starter. Found just the needed parts from an independent seller. Parts cost only 76 CAD, labor 60. 
Sep 2015

112840 mi

C $6500
The oil pressure sending unit went out and the engine lost its oil. A check engine and 3 minutes later the engine stop. Replace with a used one, 104k from a crash car. Toyata in Saskatoon, SK Ca 
Toyota RAV4 in Alabama, United States
Aug 2015 - May 2016
Oct 2015

140000 mi

US $35
TPMS went out 
May 2016

143000 mi
TPMS never fixed, light always on. 
Toyota RAV4 in Tamaulipas, Mexico
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
Sep 2011

49600 mi

$200
Replaced starter 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2016
Aug 2012

111300 mi

US $500
replaced front struts 
Apr 2013

115500 mi

US $178
replaced faulty ignition coil 
Jun 2015

130000 mi

US $26
failed headlight bulb replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2006 - Dec 2013
Feb 2010

27000 mi
Bad water pump--completely bad and undrivable, not just a leak 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Alaska, United States
Feb 2007 - Dec 2016
Sep 2012

58000 mi
Replacement VVT-i oil supply hose, it sprung a leak . I found out Later this hose was covered by a limited service campaign.m 
Oct 2012

58700 mi
Clunking felt through steering wheel, fixed by replacement of intermediate steering shaft 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
May 2008 - Jan 2017
May 2012

36700 mi

US $700
Water pump failed and needed to be replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2014
Apr 2011

57700 mi

US $987
Replace lower, middle steering shaft, stabilizer bar, control link. 
Toyota RAV4 in Maryland, United States
Jun 2014 - Aug 2016
Apr 2016

178000 mi

US $250
Right rear wheel bearing replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2016
Jan 2011

65000 mi
Transaxle Whine Noise; step 1 did not fix the whine so step 2 (transmission replacement) will need to be done 
Mar 2011

67000 mi
Front differential leak; the plug was replaced 
Jul 2011

72000 mi
CEL, VSC and 4WD lights came on. Turned out to be a fuel/emissions sensor that was replaced under warranty 
Mar 2014

99000 mi
The front left shock absorber was leaking. It was replaced under extended warranty. Would have cost $325.00 without warranty. 
Dec 2014

109000 mi

US $1100
Water pump failed. Also needed maintenance. 
Aug 2016

130000 mi
Steering rack needed replacement. $3600. Traded in vehicle. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Jul 2007 - Jan 2011
Jul 2007

2243 mi
Radio replacement under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
May 2011 - Apr 2012
Jun 2011

44000 mi

US $400
Had serpentine belt and rear brakes replaced, which I paid for along with reg servicing. Also had water pump replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2011

48000 mi

US $360
Replaced water pump but warranty covered it had a warning light on my dash come on intermitently. Had something to do with my 4wd 
Mar 2012

50000 mi
Something with timing system that required them to pull the engine out of the car 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

71000 mi
Traded RAV4 because lack confidence in Toyota's fix for unintended acceleration. The unintended acceleration happened from a stop with foot on the brake and caused a minor accident with my 9-month old also in the vehicle. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - Mar 2014
Oct 2012

67980 mi
Clicking sounds coming from steering wheel. 
Toyota RAV4 in Iowa, United States
Feb 2007 - Nov 2013
Sep 2007

6000 mi
TSB for faulty head unit... display problems. Also, noise from aux port... aux filter installed. 
Jan 2009

27000 mi
All the lights came on the dash and vehicle would not go above 35-45mph. Was told it was likely caused by ice/snow buildup in wheels/wheel wells. Problem has not returned since. 
Mar 2010

48000 mi
Waterpump making noise, determined that was main problem. Neutral safety switch faulty... would not start on occasion, then found on a forum that wiggling the shifter would allow start-up. Out of original warranty, but covered under extended. Idler bearing making noise, replaced with new. Covered by extended warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2012 - Dec 2016
Mar 2013

19840 mi

C $1000
Replaced pads and rotors 
Aug 2014

35960 mi

C $1000
replaced front and rear brakes and rotors 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2015
Jul 2015

53300 mi

US $150
Sway bar end link broke. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2012 - Dec 2016
Oct 2014

92960 mi

C $120
Service engine light came on. Code reader indicated B2 S2 oxygen sensor reading low. Replaced sensor with new part. 
Jan 2016

102480 mi

C $505
Left rear stabilizer bolt was broken. Replaced bolt and cushion washers on left and right rear stabilizers. 
May 2016

106020 mi

C $970
Water pump started to make loud Rattling noise. Dealer service replaced water pump and replaced serpentine belt. 
Oct 2016

108880 mi

C $792
Growling noise started at 70 to 80 kmph. As time progressed the noise could be heard starting at 60 kph to 80 kph. The growling noise was steady and did not change pitch with speed increase. Dealer shop diagnosed & replaced rr wheel bearing. 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2016 - Jan 2017
Apr 2016

159520 mi

C $300
Rear rotor replacement along with pads 
Jul 2016

161820 mi

C $600
Water pump noisy. Replaced, along with serpentine belt. 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2016
Jul 2015

36000 mi

US $374
Rusty muffler causing noises. 
Apr 2016

40300 mi

US $450
Replace rear brake rotors and brake pads. Water pump leaking and making noises to replace a new water pump. The labor cost is high to replace a water pump on V6 engine. 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Jul 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

100000 mi
Rack and Pinion was in need of repair. Known issue from Toyota (TSB) , but not covered under recall. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2015
Nov 2014

53000 mi

US $500
noisy intermediate steering shaft 
Nov 2015

59000 mi

US $500
rear brake pads replaced, rear drums serviced 
Toyota RAV4 in Manitoba, Canada
Jan 2014 - Dec 2016
Feb 2014

122500 mi

C $245
ignition coil 
Jun 2014

135160 mi

C $130
Engine light came on scanned found ignition coil was bad. Replaced ignition coil Muffler has perforation from rust, replaced under a recall Drivers side sun visor falling down HVAC controls not moving properly hard to move vet stuck in one position 
Oct 2014

141940 mi
Air bag warning came on called toyota canada they said there was a recall for the spiral cable but parts are not available yet so they have not released the recall .air bags will not deploy when light is on 
Nov 2014

143220 mi
gear noise from rear of rav4, electromagnetic coupler. cost of repair will be $1200. have not done repair toyota may have a special warranty still waiting for response from toyota. 
Mar 2015

149420 mi
the rear coupler was replaced under warranty 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2012 - Oct 2013
Sep 2013

58900 mi
Knocking when turning at low speeds. Injected lube into intermediate shaft -- temp fix. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

86000 mi
brake check valve needed replaced. There is a TSB for this, caused a buzzing sound when applying brakes that came from dashboard area. 
Toyota RAV4 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Aug 2011 - Dec 2016
Mar 2014

79980 mi

C $185
Front sway bar bushings required replacement 
Apr 2014

80780 mi

C $1288
Replace front struts , upper strut mounts & wheel alignment in conjunction. With strut replacement 
Dec 2014

91140 mi

C $220
Rear brakes replaced due to wear. Indicated by noise while operating the vehicle. 
Jan 2015

93000 mi

C $630
Fuel to air ratio sensor required replacement. Problem was indicated by check engine light 
Apr 2015

95260 mi
Heard grinding noise from rear while driving. Intermittent noise but got progressively louder. Rear differential coupler required replacement. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

109000 mi

US $1000
Water pump replacement 
Dec 2016

111000 mi

US $700
Rusted parking brake cable replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2016
Feb 2013

47000 mi

US $1155
Water pump leaking; replaced. 
Dec 2014

60000 mi

US $170
Oxygen sensor failed. tripped code P0606, illuminating check engine light, all whell drive light, and stability control light. 
Mar 2016

67000 mi

US $400
Left rear wheel sensor failed, causing the 4WD, ABS, ASC, and Brake lights to illuminate on the instrument panel. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Dec 2011
Mar 2011

71300 mi

C $1200
Water pump making rattling noise. Told it was bearing failure. Had to replace it (ridiculous cost and only at 115000km) 
Toyota RAV4 in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2006 - Apr 2009
Dec 2008

14000 mi
Noise when left front door opens. Left front door inner center strap replaced. Problem solved. 
Toyota RAV4 in Manitoba, Canada
Aug 2007 - Sep 2016
Aug 2008

17360 mi
Display on JBL radio/CD player was cut off. Sometimes I could not turn the radio off-- some sort of electronics malfunction. Dealer replaced entire radio with no hassle or debate. Happy with resolution. Replacement working well so far. Front passenger/driver side windows rattle when closed and driving-- very annoying. Rattle occurance depends on wind speed and direction. Dealer thought I said it occured when the window was OPEN and could not replicate. Will look at it next oil change. 
Oct 2008

20460 mi
Dealer attempted to fix window rattle in both front side windows that occurs while driving. Dealer added weatherstripping but repair is unsuccessful. Will advise the dealer and have them attempt repair again. 
Jan 2011

53720 mi
Left rear boot was twisted, starting to make noise. Replaced the whole unit under warranty. 
Jul 2011

61380 mi
Making a thunking noise in back end when turning tightly and going over bumps. Could not be replicated while in the shop. Told to come back when hear it again. (I live 110 kms away, so not easy to get there immediately after hearing it!!) 
Sep 2012

85560 mi

C $1600
I had a leak in the rear axle and also had to replace the water pump. 
Jun 2013

96100 mi

C $398
The rear stabilizers were cracked and had to be replaced. The car exhibited lots of vibration in the back and it was noisier than usual to drive. 
Dec 2015

141360 mi

C $200
The car needed to have rear brake pads replaced. They also repaired a few recall issues. 
Toyota RAV4 in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2007 - Dec 2016
Jun 2008

12000 mi
Radio display problem 
Nov 2011

42000 mi

US $100
Faulty Caliper on left front 
Jun 2013

52000 mi
muffler replacement 
Sep 2013

54000 mi

US $115
rear seals water pump replaced rotors and pads 
Sep 2014

58000 mi
pinion seal 
Oct 2015

67700 mi

US $545
Needed new brakes. Rotors and pads 
Jul 2016

73700 mi
Defective rear rotors. Replaced under warranty 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2009
Feb 2009

30000 mi
I had lost the whole entire contents of my coolant overflow reservoir over a 4 week period of time so I wanted to check for a coolant leak. 
Mar 2009

30000 mi
The vehicle had gotten very low gas mileage for the past 6 fill-ups so I took it in to see why. They pointed me to some gas mileage web site and said they didn't find anything wrong. 
Toyota RAV4 in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2014
Feb 2009

24000 mi
Leather drivers seat worn. Ordered cloth cover, then said they would have to send my Rav to another city approx 120 miles away. They have called me 2 times to fix this problem, but they want to send my vehicle out of town to be fixed without a loaner.  
Oct 2009

30000 mi
Steering became loose and was emitting clunking noise. They installed a new steering intermediate shaft. 
Jun 2010

37000 mi

US $290
Driver's side window would not work. Had to buy new parts and have it fixed at dealer. 
Sep 2014

60000 mi

US $600
water pump and muffler replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Oregon, United States
Dec 2006 - Oct 2015
Jun 2009

24000 mi
Radio display failed. Subject of TSB. 
Jan 2011

33700 mi
Steering knock. Parts replaced in accordance with TSB-0318-08. 
Sep 2013

57000 mi
Replacement of water pump 
Toyota RAV4 in Delaware, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

14000 mi
Spare tire cover was off color. Dealer replaced with new spare tire cover. The replacement is still off color, but not as bad. 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2007 - May 2012
Apr 2008

9920 mi

C $600
Steering shaft knocking noise: tsb from Toyota. 
May 2010

31000 mi
water pump bearing failure, common problem on 2006-2008 rav4 Replaced water pump 
Mar 2012

45260 mi
Leaking transfer case seal Leaking transfer case again 
Apr 2012

45260 mi
Transfer case leak cause by broken transmission shaft. New transmission was installed. 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

13000 mi
Tire Inflation warning light keeps coming on whenever we park on an even a slight incline. Tire pressure checks out okay, sensor is reset, and comes back on the next time we park on an incline. Doesn't go off until we take it to be reset. 
Dec 2008

21000 mi

US $260
Heard a loud knocking sound when applying brakes. During routine maintenance, found that front pads need replaced and that front rotors needed turned. 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
Sep 2007 - Dec 2016
Oct 2007

9000 mi

US $20
Display on Radio would occasionally display unreadable characters. Connection to negative battery post corroded requiring replacement of battery cable. Radio Replaced Battery cable replaced 
Oct 2010

63782 mi

US $400
Replace Intermediate Steering Shaft. After complaint of snapping or popping action in steering when turning. 
Mar 2011

72000 mi

US $760
Water Pump failure - pump replaced 
Feb 2013

112500 mi

US $300
Check Engine light + 4wd + vsc light came on. Diagnosed as DTC P0352 #2 Igniter DTC. Replaced #2 Cylinder Ignition Coil. 
Jun 2014

141000 mi

US $300
hole in muffler. 
Mar 2015

155000 mi

US $200
Broken right side sway bar link 
Sep 2015

166000 mi

US $500
Replace Right front wheel bearing. 
Jul 2016

185700 mi

US $400
Replace defective left front bearing. 
Oct 2016

192300 mi

US $200
Replace failing coil on #4 cyl 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2016
Oct 2007

5000 mi
Intermittant display on the stereo, Ordered new one. 
Jun 2015

59000 mi

US $1
Replace leaking water pump 
Toyota RAV4 in Hawaii, United States
Aug 2007 - Dec 2016
Nov 2007

5000 mi
CD unit does not play or eject discs. Face shows error code; new unit ordered on 11/7 and as of 12/4 I am still waiting for unit to arrive. 
Dec 2007

6000 mi
CD's wouldn't eject; Toyota ordered a new unit and after 5+ weeks, I had the new unit installed. Good as new. 
Dec 2011

34000 mi

US $500
Clunking sound when turning the steering wheel. 
Sep 2016

55000 mi

US $1200
New alternator needed. 
Toyota RAV4 in Delaware, United States
Mar 2007 - Jun 2009
Dec 2007

8000 mi
Evap canister had leak. CEL came on.  
Dec 2008

23000 mi
Evap canister leak. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Jul 2007 - Dec 2016
Apr 2008

11000 mi
Power/volume button ceased functioning at 'random' intervals. 
Aug 2010

40000 mi
Volume issues and a high pitched sound could be heard when using the AUX input with various devices. 
Aug 2013

77500 mi
Transmission suffered from a known issue, generating a loud whine. A TSB was issued for this problem, so I asked them to replace the transmission as the TSB recommends. 
Jun 2016

90000 mi

US $250
CV shaft required replacement 
Toyota RAV4 in Oregon, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

14000 mi

US $4
Blown horn fuse. 
May 2009

27000 mi
Inside rear view mirror detached from windshield. Glue simply gave up. Not bumped or any dangly things hanging from mirror. 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2012
Jun 2009

26000 mi
jan 2008 transmission was replaced,dec 2008 transmission was replaced again,june 2009 transmission was again replaced.due to input shaft failure,all was repaired under warranty.milage-8208,19192,25000, 
Apr 2012

47700 mi
transmission had to be replaced---for the fourth time since since(june 2007) toyota replaced my 2007 i bought in april 2007  engine had 2 bad valves 
Toyota RAV4 in Maine, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2016
Apr 2009

18000 mi

US $89
Facia at bottom of windshield (external) broken 
Apr 2010

30700 mi
Stereo display intermittently goes blank. Unit is uncontrollable when this happens. Only alternative is to shut down the engine to get the stereo to work. What also works sometimes is to run a finger across all the station select buttons. 
Apr 2011

48000 mi
Plastic facia fwd of outside mirror, driver's door, bubbling up as if severe corrosion behind. Dealer removed piece. No corrosion. Apparently plastic is possibly breaking down. Declined repair and reinstalled facia piece. 
Aug 2012

70300 mi

US $121
Upon first engine start of the day, a squeaking sound can be heard from right front of the car. After some time running, perhaps 10 minutes, the sound goes away. Couldn't tell whether it was the alternator, belt or water pump. Replaced fan belt. 
Dec 2012

76000 mi

US $235
Broken left rear stabilizer link 
Apr 2013

80500 mi

US $807
There was a leak at the water pump. Replaced water pump and refilled cooling system. 
Jun 2014

99000 mi

US $1126
RIGHT REAR COIL SPRING AND ANTI-SWAY BAR BROKEN BRAKE ROTORS AND PADS LESS THAN ALLOWABLE LIMITS BRAKE ROTORS AND PADS LESS THAN ALOWABLE LIMITS. PARTS ORDERED AND REPLACED. 
Oct 2014

105106 mi

US $678
Coolant being lost. Mechanic did a complete o-ring replacement on coolant hose behind motor mount Muffler deteriorated. New one is one piece ($1300). SO cut pipe and installed after market muffler for a lot less. 
Apr 2015

113000 mi
All tires badly worn on inside. Rear toe out of adjustment, couldn't adjust, had to replace rear suspension arms, upper arm assy, and toe adjuster assy. This after recall for arms. I paid only for new tires at cost. 
Jun 2015

117000 mi
Check eng lite, 4WD lite, & VSC lite. Traced to emission control unit under car. Parts on order. It is drivable allthough there is no cruise control. 
Jul 2015

118300 mi

US $664
A new emission control unit costs $950.00. My service advisor worked to find a used one from a wreck and we got it for $350.00. It is installed and working great. It came with a one year guarantee. I sent his boss a note commending him for his efforts. 
Sep 2015

121000 mi

US $289
Pads extremely worn and rotors need turning. 
Mar 2016

127000 mi

US $872
Brake cable would "hang up" during "sloppy" weather, i.e., ice, snow, melting snow. Released when temps went above freezing. Adjusted parking brake at handle and rear brake. Rattling noise from right rear. Trouble shot to loose baffles inside muffler which was replaced about 15 months ago. Replaced the muffler. 
Toyota RAV4 in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2011
Apr 2010

31000 mi

US $700
30K Maintenance, Replace Water Pump, Repair Stuck Sunroof, Brake Pads and Turn Rotors, 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2012
Dec 2009

49000 mi
Accessory drive belt was squealing. Took vehicle in to replace belt, dealer found that source of squealing was coolant leaking onto belt from water pump. Dealer ordered water pump and scheduled followup visit. Water pump replaced under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2016
Jun 2010

26000 mi
Stinky A/C repaired under Toyota Service Bulletin. 
Jun 2013

53000 mi
Alternator went, taking the battery with it. 
Dec 2014

57000 mi
Battery was replaced at 18 months as it wouldn't hold a charge. Under full warranty coverate 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Aug 2008 - Sep 2015
Jul 2010

20000 mi
replaced leather driver seat cover under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Missouri, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2011
Sep 2010

32000 mi
Radio was erratic both display and on/off. Dealer replaced with new radio. No charge, under extended factory warranty.  
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Jan 2007 - Aug 2014
Aug 2010

62000 mi

US $55
Car had trouble starting in the mornings. Dealership said they couldn't find the problem. They said it could be due to a build up on the throttle intake. They were wrong. 
Dec 2011

69000 mi
Back door sensor doesn't always indicate the door is open causing issues such as the vehicle to auto-lock after a timeout. 
Jun 2014

91000 mi

US $400
Muffler had rusted through on the top. Had to cut it out and replace it. 
Aug 2014

91000 mi
The door sensor failure was intermitent but continued to the day we traded it in. We never attempted a fix as we were planning to sell the car anyways. It was just annoying. 
Toyota RAV4 in Delaware, United States
Dec 2008 - Apr 2012
Nov 2009

42000 mi

US $582
Check engine light, VSC light and 4WD warning light came on. Found codes P0158, P2197. Needed to replace bank 2 airfuel sensor and O2 sensor 
Aug 2010

56000 mi

US $420
There was a clunking noise in steering column. Had to replace intermediate steering shaft. This is a known problem with this vehicle - TSB ST001-08. 
Toyota RAV4 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Oct 2009 - Sep 2011
Jun 2010

52080 mi

C $100
There were 2 plastic panels on the underside of the front end of the vehicle, one large and one small. The plastic panels lost connectors and dragged on the ground but was caught early. The second panel was same issue but panel replaced. 
Jun 2011

76880 mi

C $830
I noticed a noise in the engine compartment that shouldn't have been there. The dealership identified that the water pump needed replacing, ordered parts and fixed the issue. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2008 - Sep 2011
Oct 2009

31000 mi

US $300
During 30K service, shop noticed worn front pads & rotors. 
Mar 2010

38000 mi
Vehicle failed to start once several months ago, wiggling shifter alleviated problem. I later discovered a TSB (Tech Service Bulletin) for bad Transmission selector Park switch. Dealer honored TSB despite being 2K miles out of warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2012
Sep 2009

20000 mi
Left front leather seat bottom cover, vinyl side, cracking. Could be seen when left front door was open. Warranty repair. 
Jun 2012

46000 mi
Lefthand driver's door lock 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
Apr 2014 - Dec 2015
Jun 2014

79000 mi

US $770
had a rough idle so they cleaned the throttle body 
Feb 2015

87000 mi

US $150
rotor was warped and replaced along with new brake pads. rough idle. Replaced spark plugs. 
Mar 2015

88000 mi
Started oil test for oil leak. 
Oct 2015

93000 mi

US $1200
Struts needed to be replaced and alignment. Alignment wasn't possible due to a recall on the rear lower control arm being glued together. Toyota won't fix. Belly Plate broke and was replaced. 
Dec 2015

94000 mi
burning a quart of oil every 1000 miles. Toyota refused fix, claimed didn't burn enough oil. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2011
Nov 2010

54000 mi
Driver and rear cargo power door lock actuators intermittent. Removed actuators, disassembled, removed and disassembled actuator motors, cleaned motor commutator contacts and reassembled. The problem was fixed by this and the locks work. 
Dec 2010

56000 mi
Passenger power door lock motor went out. I took it out of the car and rebuilt/cleaned the motor. I also did the same on the remaining doors as preventative maintenance since it already went out on 2 doors now. They all work perfect now.  
Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
Oct 2011 - Mar 2014
Dec 2012

95000 mi

US $500
Alternator replaced, along with battery. 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2013
May 2011

47000 mi

US $180
Right tie rods very loose, replaced them to get rid of thunk in steering. rear brakes nearly to metal, replaced for $180. 
Dec 2011

52000 mi

US $640
Another brake job, this one with both the calipers and the pads needing to be replaced due to excessive wear. Front end this time. 
Jun 2012

57000 mi

US $2300
Tie rod was supposed to have been fixed in May 2011, had to have the entire front end replaced in June of 2012. Cost $2300. 
Jul 2012

57300 mi

US $330
Rear shocks were shot, replaced them on advice of service manager. 
Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
May 2008 - Jan 2017
Apr 2012

70300 mi

US $600
water pump leaked 
Dec 2014

110000 mi

US $250
Ecu got messed up. Dealer replaced some fuses. 
Toyota RAV4 in Rhode Island, United States
Apr 2008 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

28000 mi
New brake front 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2016
Mar 2013

32000 mi
Leaking Waterpump, timing belt tensioner, 2 recalls 
Oct 2013

37000 mi
Said water pump was leaking, had to remove oil pan, finished repair, got home and the pan was leaking, took it back and was repaired under 7 year extended warranty both trios. 
Oct 2016

43000 mi

US $655
Pat Lobb's Toyota had broken both front struts while repairing a TBS Recall on the rear stabilize, but failed to inform us. After driving it home (25 miles) we had to take it back, but dealer refused to accept responsibility for both struts. 
Toyota RAV4 in Arizona, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2016
Mar 2014

155000 mi

US $50
The RAV4 started losing oil from the valve cover. Valve cover gasket was replaced and it has not lost any more oil in the month that has passed by since. 
Apr 2016

203000 mi

US $647
Battery light came on. Wouldn't start soon after. Water pump started making a noise. Had been slowly leaking for at least a couple of weeks 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2009

6437 mi
Had three warning lights coming on intermittently. VSC was one of them. Warranty repair - replaced the ECM (computer) module. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2016
Feb 2016

123000 mi

US $160
differential started to leak. Mechanic replaced the seal. Oil leaked from the front struts. All four were replaced. 
May 2016

128000 mi

US $40
Fail oil consumption test. Awaiting warranty repair 
Jul 2016

128300 mi
Failed oil consumption test. Dealer replaced piston ring. 
Toyota RAV4 in New South Wales, Australia
Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
Oct 2016

94700 mi

A $285
Rocker cover gasket as well as timing cover gasket. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017
Nov 2016

210300 mi

US $2160
Steering rack was replaced because it was binding. 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009

29918 mi
Catalytic converter and exhaust pipe. Warranty repair 
Toyota RAV4 in Utah, United States
Jul 2016 - Oct 2016
Jul 2016

117000 mi

US $87
Radiator hose Y-connection started leaking. 
Toyota RAV4 in Kentucky, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
Jun 2011

75000 mi

US $1400
Vapor canister 
Toyota RAV4 in Vermont, United States
Jun 2016 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

114000 mi
Excessive oil consumption. Engine is getting more and more noisy. Dealer said it was normal. 
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2016 - Jan 2017
May 2016

110000 mi

US $630
Noticed gear oil on rear differential. Diagnosis was both axle seals and front coupler/seal needed to be replaced.  Also found one of the rear sway bars was broken. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

111000 mi
replaced driveshaft to rear wheels - failed 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
May 2009 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

39680 mi
Water pump identified as leaking and repaired under warrantee 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Jul 2011 - Oct 2016
Aug 2011

42000 mi

US $25
change rear brakes pads 
Jan 2012

44000 mi

US $99
Change Battery, flush and change brake fluid 
Apr 2015

81700 mi

US $288
Remove and replace rear stabilizer bar ,sway bar link and control link on both sides. 
Sep 2015

86000 mi

US $300
exhaust leak 
Nov 2015

87000 mi

US $55
Change rear brake pads. 
Toyota RAV4 in Queensland, Australia
Oct 2010 - Jan 2017
Nov 2010

38440 mi
Rear windscreen washer motor replaced. Seal on outside of front window loose, not repaired as not genuine window. 
Mar 2012

46500 mi

A $130
Replaced electrical circuit for brake assembly that was causing the ABS light to go on randomly. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

35000 mi
I have a 2007 rav4 base I4 engine, and turning the steering wheel either left or right would emit a "thunk" sound coming from the steering column and sometimes through the floor. There is a TSB on this and I heard this was common with the 06-07 year rav4. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2010
Jun 2008

9000 mi
Emergency brake needed adjustment. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2016
Sep 2015

66000 mi
Check for oil consumption. Dealer said does not burn enough oil for repairs. 3 qts in 5000 miles. I don't think it should burn any oil at 66000 miles on engine 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2013
Jun 2012

54000 mi

US $512
Alternator failed and ruined the battery in the process... 
Sep 2013

72000 mi
Exhaust rotted out. 
Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
Feb 2007 - Sep 2016
Aug 2015

80500 mi

US $725
New alternator. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Dec 2016
May 2015

98420 mi

C $200
Rear sway bar links broken on both sides 
Aug 2015

100900 mi

C $150
Replaced rear brake pads and shims 
Feb 2016

105400 mi

C $50
Vehicle stability control warning light on. Yaw sensor required calibration. 
Jul 2016

107880 mi

C $550
O2 sensor replaced middle muffler replaced Replaced pads and rotors (front). Suspect left front calliper is sticky. (Uneven wear on left inside pad) 
Oct 2016

110980 mi

C $260
Alternator failed. Replaced with reman 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2015
Mar 2014

130000 mi
car losing oil but, not leaking onto floor. repair could cost up ward of $2000 or more. For that going to wait till next year and buy new car. Just going to add oil till then. Also recall for breaks. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2012 - Sep 2013
Nov 2012

53780 mi

C $140
front caliper seized 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

150-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in Jalisco, Mexico
Nov 2012 - Jan 2017
Jan 2014

57240 mi

$100
Brake pump normal wear. 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota RAV4 in Iowa, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

16000 mi
Booming exhaust noise 54-60 MPH in 5th gear, goes away when shifted to 4th gear. 
Mar 2008

20000 mi
Replaced intermediate steering shaft to fix "steering knock", TSB. Replaced passenger sun visor, wouldn,t stay in place. Replaced bottom access covers on outside mirrors (they rattle at road speed and cause rattling wind noise). 

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