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Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

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

Other (5%)

Chart based on 1440 repairs.
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Toyota RAV4 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (51%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 354 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Toyota RAV4 problems by year

before 2000 (1%)

2001 - 2003 (9%)

2004 - 2005 (6%)

2006 - 2008 (55%)

2009 - 2012 (24%)

2013 - 2015 (5%)

2016 - present (1%)

Chart based on 1442 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 Personal Experiences: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Have owned several Toyota vehicles in last 40+ years. Have always give great service. full 2007 Toyota RAV4 review
2007 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
2002 RAV4 never failed me. Only thing missing was power, and that was fixed with this 2007 V6. full 2007 Toyota RAV4 review
2006 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
I owned a Toyota Corolla for 8 years that also never gave me any serious trouble. It ran great, even though I put over 100,000 miles on it. full 2006 Toyota RAV4 review
2006 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Excellent brand reputation for reliability. full 2006 Toyota RAV4 review
2006 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I previously owned a 4Runner that was 16 years old and though I loved that truck it was starting to bleed me on repairs. A friend of mine owns a older model Rav4 and she never had any problems. full 2006 Toyota RAV4 review
2001 0 My first significant trek with the RAV4 was shortly after getting it and involved a 14 hour drive during a major snow storm. We received 24 inches of snow in 24 hours and I was driving during 14 of the peak storm hours. The trip was unavoidable and I was able to make the drive without getting stuck in the snow, but some things underneath began making noises that weren't previously there. It's reliably operated without the only repairs being brakes/rotors and battery since then. full 2001 Toyota RAV4 review
Toyota RAV4 Personal Experiences: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr SUV 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
See above comments about reliability & durability. full 2005 Toyota RAV4 review
 

Toyota RAV4 Problems and Repair Histories

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