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Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Engine (34%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

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

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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 mi Replace defective radio 
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. 
10000 mi Radio Display issues: LCD "garbled". Radio/CDs still functioned. Toyota TSB for repair "if customer complains". 
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 

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Toyota RAV4 Electrical Problems

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