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Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (5%)

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Toyota RAV4 electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (49%)

< $100 (23%)

Chart based on 74 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

150-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

5000 mi Rear hatch would not shut automatically. they had to replace ECU in rear door. 
2000 mi Navi/head unit lockups. Head unit replaced. 

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2015 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

176-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

17000 mi Freezing display 

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2014 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

176-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

7220 mi

C $40
replace one fog light 

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2014 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

176-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

9080 mi Rear sub-woofer replaced 

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2013 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

176-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

22000 mi Car did not start. Had Toyota care send tow truck to jump it to get it started and went to Toyota. They replaced the battery after checking the system. 

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2013 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

176-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

26040 mi Blew driver side door speaker. 
12000 mi Power strut for back (rear) door failed and both struts were replaced under warantee 
1000 mi Right front speaker was not functioning. 
8680 mi Battery too low to start car; boost given under Toyota roadside assistance. This was after 5 days not used. 
8880 mi Asked that previously reported problem with low battery be checked. I was told there is no problem - we are not driving enough. Solution is for me to install a trickle charger. 
11000 mi Check engine light, AWD warning and Traction control lights all were on. 
15000 mi Rear liftgate linear actuator issue 
3720 mi drivers side heated seat stopped working dealer replaced switch works fine 
23000 mi Bluetooth/navigation. Nothing was done. Dealer kept dodging the problem. 

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2012 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

24500 mi

US $300
Hard crank, barely started 

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2012 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

2140 mi Problem with the radio volume controls (both steering mounted and the knob on the unit). 
3720 mi Actuator motor in HVAC failed. 
4120 mi It took two trips to the dealer and almost two months to get the right part in, but the HVAC actuator is fixed now. Took all day to do the work as well once they got the right motor. 

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2012 Toyota RAV4 4-door

Engine not specified

This is an electric vehicle that the charge port connection failed (melted). No fire. 

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2011 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

165000 mi Rear tail light had to be replaced and front headlight 
7000 mi

US $50
have been out of town each time "low tire pressure" warning light comes on. Now it is on full time. I will return to the dealer and get repaired once I am in my home town for a few consecutive days. 
17000 mi reset TPMS 
28000 mi Battery died - still under warranty. Replacement required - no charge. 

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2011 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

16000 mi Heater takes FOREVER to put out heat when weather is cold, and fan must be run on high to adequately heat cabin. Dealer could not find a problem. In troubleshooting he left the cover off the cabin air filter, jamming glovebox open. 
8300 mi Bluetooth quit working Rattle from passenger seat belt adjuster 
10000 mi New radio ordered and installed.  

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2011 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

48000 mi

US $11
I replaced the right front headlight (low beam). 

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2011 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

21080 mi Very infrequently, when turning on the AC this past summer, the AC emitted and continued to emit hot air rather than cold. The dealer could not reproduce or find the problem in shop. Definitely happened a few times but unable to diagnose. 
6500 mi Blutooth microphone did not function since delivery. Device was a port-installed accessory (included on factory window sticker but a 3rd party part.) New bluetooth microphone arrived and was installed. 
1860 mi Air conditioning stopped working, car is just over a month old. Dealer claims it is the compressor. 
Zero point calibration needed to be performed, as all air bag lights were tripped. This is an occaisional issue on Toyotas that may not be set up correctly from the factory. 
52000 mi Faulty CD Player Replaced with New unit. 
41000 mi I found a nice puddle of water on the driver's side floor mat, and discovered the AC hose drain was clogged. I blew it out with some compressed air, and dried out the carpet. 
9300 mi Radio unit would occasionally display unreadable characters. To clear the problem required the car to be shut off and power down radio unit. Dealer replaced unit. 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

37000 mi Radio would turn off at least once a trip. Dealer replaced it under warranty in about 40 minutes. 
31620 mi Blower motor developed an intermittent "won't go". 
52000 mi

US $125
CD player will not load or eject a disk. Price quoted to replace head unit was $2200. Will replace with aftermarket unit. 
10000 mi Factory installed trailer lighting wiring not working. Converter failed on first use of trailer lights. 
16000 mi Part of the rear window defroster stopped working. 
36000 mi Replace radio, worked but readout was sometimes gibberish 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

15500 mi radio/CD would spontaneously turn off and eject CD when some of the pre-set radio station buttons were pressed. 
6300 mi Door ajar light remained on with all doors closed. Detector switch in the tailgate was missing (disappeared?), reinstalled under warranty. 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

95000 mi I tried to start it in the morning. Once the starter cranked the engine, it wouldn't stop rotating the engine. The engine was running, but also the starter kept on rotating. This car needs to step on the clutch in order for it to start. One day I stepped on the clutch pedal and the car won't start. 
26000 mi

US $5
tire pressure light on all the time despite correct inflation 
53500 mi

US $500
Battery failed 
65000 mi Hazard lights and turn signal lights not working 
45700 mi

US $225
The compressor had to be replaced. 
50000 mi CD Player broken 
57000 mi Tire Pressure Monitor - sensor in the spare tire failed 
40000 mi

US $3200
Condenser needed replacement. Toyota warranted the part but not the labor. 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

27000 mi The light went out in the rear door. Dealership replaced for free. 
14880 mi

C $580
Would not start but battery good. They said they couldn't find anything wrong, said it might have been key fob transmitter but it was working fine now. 
96700 mi Alternator replaced under extended warranty 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

35340 mi Auto headlight sensor stopped working after taking in for a glovebox repair (glovebox button broken from a previous break-in theft). Suspect this previous glovebox repair was the cause but Toyota could not confirm 
22000 mi Radio display scrambled, system locked on several cold mornings. TSB 00852-10 applied and entire audio unit replaced under warranty. 
52000 mi

US $100
Radio display unit gave scrambled display.rnSecond time for this same problem. 
6200 mi AM/FM radio reception disappeared, although XM/CD worked. Radio replaced. 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

75000 mi

US $200
Battery replaced at dealer suggestion. 
41000 mi My CD player would not take in a CD to play. It was covered under warranty and it's a good thing it was because the radio is valued at $1400!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
55000 mi The A/C compressor and A/C amplifier had to be replaced. I had the extended warr so I didn't have to pay the $3k repair bill. I'll caveat this bc the car had been in an accident (2 mths prior) but they couldn't be certain it was related. 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

38000 mi

US $3
Replaces map light light bulb, it burned out 
35340 mi Rear glass replaced, problem with defroster. 
31300 mi Dead battery 
41000 mi Battery was no longer holding a charge. 
47120 mi

C $220
Car would not start or would barely start. Battery replaced. Now starting normally. 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

22700 mi There was, apparently, a TSB on my electric power steering, and I noticed no problem before. It was fixed in a couple of hours. The steering feels slightly heavier now but it is barely noticeable. 
6000 mi T-SB-0067-08 Noise from Auxiliary Port with External Device. Not really having a problem with Ipod noise but thought I would go ahead and get this fixed while under warranty. 
12700 mi Rear window defroster inop. Dealer replaced rear glass under original factory warranty. 
14000 mi CD #6 stuck in JBL changer. After dealer "looked at" the unit, none of the CDs would play or eject. Dealer installed new JBL audio unit 
56000 mi

US $100
Battery died, replaced 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

57660 mi

C $90
ENGINE TAKES MORE CRANKING TO START. REPLACED BATTERY WITH HIGHER COLD CRANKING AMP. 
70860 mi

C $560
Airbag light always on. Dealer diagnosed " code b1801, open in D circuit ", Spiral cable. Paid $65 for diagnostics. Bought spiral cable from dealer $480. Friend mechanic installed spiral cable for $60. Problem solved. 
60000 mi

US $80
Brakes making scraping noise. Diagnosed to aftermarket pads that were installed. 
31620 mi A/C not effective. Replaced leaking service valve and recharge system under warranty. 
57660 mi

C $150
AC low, needed recharge. 
4960 mi Brake switch too close to the brake pedal, causing cruise to stop when driving over small holes. 
310 mi factory installed remote starter was not installed properly. After started with remote starter car does not need a key to drive. And it doesn't shut down with the key. The headlight indicater also lights up incorrectly. 
14000 mi Air bag computer replaced 
3100 mi Heat/cool fan control working intermittently. Drove vehicle to dealership and part was ordered and appointment made. Day of appointment was told by dealership part on backorder. Left vehicle there as fan control had quite working completely. Waited 9 days for car to be repaired. Given a loaner for that time. 
65000 mi Courtesy switch failure (interior lights) 
63860 mi

C $185
Car took 3 to 4 seconds to start after being left overnight. The dealer determined the cold amp was low and recommended battery replacement. Car starts great now. So there were two problems with car..fuel injection system and battery. 
200000 mi airbag warning light and recall repairs 
1000 mi Grounding noise from the aux and 12v jack. Parts ordered to filter out noise. Took 1.5 hours to fix. 
44300 mi Driver side door locks. TSB. 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

5000 mi Faulty airbag sensor 
6000 mi Faulty airbag sensor reading low voltage causing the airbag light to go off 
22300 mi Auxiliary module for the head unit was replaced. 
76000 mi

US $1700
I bought a new air condition compressor and water pump. I had to drain the radiator and a new cap. I changed the oil and transmission service too. 
140000 mi

US $300
alternator went out 
94000 mi

US $90
Replaced OEM battery 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

24000 mi No engine crank one afternoon-all dash lights came on, but no radio/locks/stuck in park. Towed to dealer where it started w/no problem. TSB done on neutral safety switch-not the issue. It was the 120amp fuse rigged under pervious owner. 
52000 mi Radio went silent on a 5 hour trip back home, no sound/seek/scan. Radio was on and display showed station, but no sound what so ever. Took to dealer and the said the head unit was dead. They replaced it with another used unit they had. 
914698 mi

C $109
Wiring repair of the passenger side low beam socket due to corrosion and overheating 
116400 mi

C $15
Replaced a previously Dealer repaired electrical problem. One headlight had intermittent continuity. I rewired the socket and repaired it 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

150-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

91760 mi

C $200
Clock spring issue causing Air bag light to come on... had repaired by mechanic before receiving recall notice for same issue 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

140000 mi

US $35
TPMS went out 
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. 
130000 mi

US $26
failed headlight bulb replaced 
146500 mi One year old toyota battery died out 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

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. 
5000 mi Intermittant display on the stereo, Ordered new one. 
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. 
37000 mi

US $290
Driver's side window would not work. Had to buy new parts and have it fixed at dealer. 
135160 mi HVAC controls not moving properly hard to move vet stuck in one position 
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 
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. 
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. 
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. 
26000 mi Stinky A/C repaired under Toyota Service Bulletin. 
53000 mi Alternator went, taking the battery with it. 
57000 mi Battery was replaced at 18 months as it wouldn't hold a charge. Under full warranty coverate 
24000 mi Radio display failed. Subject of TSB. 
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 
11000 mi Power/volume button ceased functioning at 'random' intervals. 
40000 mi Volume issues and a high pitched sound could be heard when using the AUX input with various devices. 
14000 mi

US $4
Blown horn fuse. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
12000 mi Radio display problem 
6000 mi TSB for faulty head unit... display problems. Also, noise from aux port... aux filter installed. 
48000 mi 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. 
32000 mi Radio was erratic both display and on/off. Dealer replaced with new radio. No charge, under extended factory warranty.  
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

95000 mi

US $500
Alternator replaced, along with battery. 
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. 
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.  

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

54000 mi

US $512
Alternator failed and ruined the battery in the process... 
80500 mi

US $725
New alternator. 
44000 mi

US $99
Change Battery, flush and change brake fluid 
38440 mi Rear windscreen washer motor replaced. Seal on outside of front window loose, not repaired as not genuine window. 
46500 mi

A $130
Replaced electrical circuit for brake assembly that was causing the ABS light to go on randomly. 

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2006 Toyota RAV4

Engine not specified

142600 mi

C $600
Replaced battery and alternator Battery died and had to be replaced 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

71000 mi Door lock malfunction and door switch malfunction 
144000 mi

US $520
Alternator needed to be replaced didn't produce a charge. 
147300 mi

US $100
Front coil went bad, replaced. 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

63000 mi CD player broke, new one ordered. 
126500 mi

US $90
2ND toyota oem battery gone bad about 3yr.... 
51000 mi TPMS light. Error code indicated problem with one of the senders. Error cleared and didn't appear since. 
54000 mi TPMS light on, dead transmitter battery 
25000 mi 1 upper brake light LED bulb went out. Had to replace lightboard. 
18250 mi Warranty replacement of defective radio 
17000 mi Replace defective radio 
26000 mi 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 mi 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 mi

US $250
Alternator and battery had to be replaced. 
5000 mi Replaced 6 CD (Non JBL) radio due to display problem 
10000 mi Radio Display issues: LCD "garbled". Radio/CDs still functioned. Toyota TSB for repair "if customer complains". 
25000 mi

US $320
Alternator squealing, replaced alternator 
14880 mi 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. 
744 mi Radio LCD Repair 
6200 mi External AUX power noise repair 
47120 mi

C $550
Alternator making grinding noise during car shutdown. Alternator bearing needing replacement - $500 estimate. 
17000 mi VSC, 4WD and other check lights went on; no problem found at the dealer when car was driven to the dealership; check at dealership took 1 1/2 hours. 
20000 mi VSC, 4WD and other check lights went on; no problem found at the dealer. 
54000 mi

US $200
Cold-start problem with longer than normal crank time. First attempt was to clean throttle body; second was to replace battery after spending 3 days in the shop 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

65000 mi

US $480
Alternator went bad. Had to find and replace with a rebuilt unit. 
76000 mi Warranty alternator replacement. It was sometimes not charging at idle when hot. 
42000 mi

US $245
Climate control failed and had to be repaired. Warranty is out. Repair cost $244.63 (including labor and tax). 
45500 mi

US $52
Climate control fan failed and was replaced in a few hours. 
50000 mi Climate control broke down. Was fixed 3rd time in 1.5 years. If climate control breaks down again, I will be forced to take the car to the nearest Toyota dealer because it is costing Gulf too much money to fix this part of my car often. 
50000 mi This is the 4th repair to the climate control system in 1.75 years. 
52000 mi The climate control system broke down for the 5th time in 2 years.  
110000 mi

US $10
Driver Side low beam bulb died. 
112000 mi

US $95
Battery was dead a few times. Battery was replaced last year and tested fine. Off an on, all interior lights were flickering. Lost Power steering while driving. Alternator was making a whining noise. 
46000 mi Brake switch faulty caused ABS and VSC lights to come on 
18000 mi Radio display failed. Radio replaced under warranty 
19500 mi Rear window defroster failed. Rear window replaced under warranty 
14000 mi Stereo must be replaced (covered by TSB). Stereo had to be ordered and a return trip is now necessary to install the new stereo. 
14000 mi Stereo replaced due to non-functioning display/knobs. 
131000 mi

US $250
AC stopped working. 
46000 mi Replacement of JBL radio because of display problems. The display showed all LCD segments instead of the letters. This was covered in a TSB . Very well known issue. 
53320 mi

C $250
A/C would not cool. When dealer looked said compressor not working and would cost $2750 to change with no guarantee that this would correct problem. 
49000 mi

US $95
Tire pressure warning light on, but tire pressures were OK. 
50000 mi

US $93
Brake lights would not go out. Cause was a dead short which damaged the switch. Short was fixed and switch was replaced. 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

18600 mi

A $129
Tow bar wiring was loose, had to be refitted and secured. 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

9000 mi Radio failure. Had to be replaced. There is a problem with radios on this model and many have had to be replaced. There's also a TSB on this problem 

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2005 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

390000 mi

US $300
Replaced alternator and battery which were orginal 

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2005 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

196000 mi

US $300
alternator bearing failed 

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2005 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

151000 mi An intermittent spastic power door lock system that would randomly lock and unlock when parked. I tried to chase down the spastic door locks and took it to a shop who did the same, and we were unable to determine the cause or source of the problem. 
73200 mi

US $300
The driver's side door automatic door lock would not work so I had to take it back to the shop a week after the catalytic converter was replaced. 
159000 mi

US $350
Alternator and fuse link box had to be replaced--looks like one of the main fuse links burnt and got severed. All electrical quite, car stalled and not driveable. 
85500 mi

US $375
When I started my car, loud sound from engine, like a vacuum cleaner. Had it towed to my mechanic, who determined alternator failed, replaced. it 

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2004 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

96000 mi

£100
Neded new battery. First one lasted 10 years (since new) 

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2004 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

170000 mi

US $589
Don't remember specifics. I think it was an alternator issue. 
78000 mi

US $120
The driver's door lock-actuator wore out and had to be replaced (the lock was fine, but it would no longer lock/unlock with power switch). 

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2004 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

52000 mi

US $100
Replaced faulty front passenger door lock solenoid. 
161200 mi

C $260
Both headlight assemblies changed. 

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2004 Toyota RAV4 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

35120 mi car wont start, weak horns and lights 

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2004 Toyota RAV4 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

66960 mi

€300
Replaced Battery Fixed temp gauge 
68200 mi Temp gauge had to be fixed again, turned out to be a plug connector which had not been fixed properly. 

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2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual AWD

59300 mi

US $110
Rapid battery drain without engine running, from lights, ect. Slow cranking on start. Charging system checked and OK. Replaced battery. (original) 

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2002 Toyota RAV4

Engine not specified

84000 mi

US $200
Power door lock on passenger side does not function. 

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2002 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

79000 mi

US $623
Driver's window would not close properly. Moved up about 1 inch at a time. Sometimes closed properly, but Toyota dealer claimed it needed new $400 motor. 
110000 mi Driver window actuator. 

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2001 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual AWD

240500 mi

US $500
Discharge light came on. Drove the next day to dealer. Alternator was corroded/shorted out. Replaced it. Alternator was original equipment-never been replaced...until now. 

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2001 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

88040 mi

C $399
Replaced power door lock actuator in driver's side door. 

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