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Toyota RAV4 Brake Problems

1290 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Toyota RAV4. 84 of these members (6.5%) have reported brake repairs for their car. A total of 96 brake repairs to Toyota RAV4s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Toyota RAV4 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 889 repairs.

Toyota RAV4 brake repair cost distribution

Chart based on 49 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Toyota RAV4 repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

1000 mi   Hand brake needed to be raised very high for it to grab. It isn't normal as none of the others do it but they won't fix it since it still works. 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

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. 
21000 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. 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

9000 mi   Emergency brake needed adjustment. 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

53320 mi C $850 Front and rear brake pad replacement. Front rotors turned and rear rotors replaced with new. Took 3 trips to dealer to complete repair. 
10000   "Clunk" after using parking brake. Covered by Toyota TSB "if customer complains". 
10000   Repaired with TSB - updated brake parts. 
22320 C $65 Rear rotors were scored. Pads were out of alignment. Rotors were turned and pads replaced under warranty. 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

44000 mi US $600 Front brakes needs to be replaced as they were worn out. 
17000   needed front brakes around 17,000 miles no off roading or hard braking 

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2004 Toyota RAV4 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

45880 mi €800 Brake pad on rear axle halfway broken due to massive corrosion. Had to be replaced. 

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