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Toyota RAV4 Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

1222 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Toyota RAV4. 170 of these members (13.9%) have reported electrical and air conditioning repairs for their car. A total of 151 electrical and air conditioning 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 756 repairs.

Toyota RAV4 electrical and air conditioning repair cost distribution

Of the Toyota RAV4 electrical and air conditioning repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 26% cost less than $100, 47% between $100 and $499, 17% between $500 and $999, 7% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 58 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 Electrical and Air Conditioning problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

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    
6000 0 TSB for faulty head unit... display problems. Also, noise from aux port... aux filter installed. 
48000 0 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. 
 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 1000    
5000 0 Intermittant display on the stereo, Ordered new one. 
54000  
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 8000    
9000 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 
135000  

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2006 4000    
15500 0 Warranty replacement of defective radio 
17000 0 Replace defective radio 
75000  
Toyota RAV4 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2006 5580    
14880 0 Radio display stopped functioning and sometimes radio would not turn off or the preset buttons would not work. Also volume control would stop working from time to time. 
 
Toyota RAV4 in Maine, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 5000    
10000 0 Radio Display issues: LCD "garbled". Radio/CDs still functioned. Toyota TSB for repair "if customer complains". 
 
Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2006 0    
26000 0 Replacement of JBL radio -- display problem -- the display showed all pixals instead of the letters. This was covered in a TSB -- but it failed in the car and was replaced because of failure. 
28000 0 The tow package wiring harness was not working on one side -- no brake or turn signal light. Toyota replaced the entire wiring haness -- and it ws covered under warranty. 
113500 250 Alternator and battery had to be replaced. 
129000  
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2006 0    
5300 0 Replaced 6 CD (Non JBL) radio due to display problem 
 

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