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Toyota RAV4 Brakes Problems and Repair Histories

1226 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Toyota RAV4. 97 of these members (7.9%) have reported brakes and traction control repairs for their car. A total of 80 brakes and traction control repairs to Toyota RAV4s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Toyota RAV4 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Toyota RAV4 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Toyota RAV4 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

33% of the Toyota RAV4 repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 14% to the suspension, 20% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 8% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 754 repairs.

Toyota RAV4 brakes and traction control repair cost distribution

Of the Toyota RAV4 brakes and traction control repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 30% cost less than $100, 45% between $100 and $499, 15% between $500 and $999, 6% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 47 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 Brakes and Traction Control problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2011 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 0    
5000 0 As delivered the parking brake would not hold the car if there was even a shallow slope. Dealer re-adjusted the parking brake to specification and solved the problem 
45000  

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 10000    
43000 491 ABS/4WD/Trac lights on. Right/Front wheel speed sensor wires cut or chewed. Wheel speed sensor replaced 
96000  

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 0    
1000 0 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. 
118000  

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 5580    
24800 285 lubricated pins etc 
38440  

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 0    
27000 0 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. 
 
Toyota RAV4 in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 1000    
42000 100 Faulty Caliper on left front 
56000  

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 41000    
52000 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. 
 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 8000    
9000 0 Emergency brake needed adjustment. 
 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Maine, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 5000    
10000 0 "Clunk" after using parking brake. Covered by Toyota TSB "if customer complains". 
10000 0 Repaired with TSB - updated brake parts. 
 

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2005 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2011 62000    
73160 510 Front ABS system: Pads and Rotors; free play adjustment on pedal; requested slack removal on emergy br. cable..Had to return vehicle to shop on following day for a proper 'pressure line bleed' due to spongy pedal play. 
102300  

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