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Toyota RAV4 Electrical Problems

1302 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Toyota RAV4. 124 of these members (9.5%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 174 electrical 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 907 repairs.

Toyota RAV4 electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 64 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.

2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

6000 mi   TSB for faulty head unit... display problems. Also, noise from aux port... aux filter installed. 
48000   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. 
5000   Intermittant display on the stereo, Ordered new one. 
9000 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 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

18250 mi   Warranty replacement of defective radio 
17000   Replace defective radio 
14880   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. 
10000   Radio Display issues: LCD "garbled". Radio/CDs still functioned. Toyota TSB for repair "if customer complains". 
26000   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   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 US $250 Alternator and battery had to be replaced. 
5000   Replaced 6 CD (Non JBL) radio due to display problem 

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