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2001 Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 32 repairs.

2001 Toyota RAV4 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 20 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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2001 Toyota RAV4

Engine not specified

Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Jan 2010
Nov 2009

132000 mi

US $114
Check Engine Light indicated the passenger-side post-cat oxygen sensor was defective. I successfully replaced that sensor, and the code did not return. 

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2001 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2009 - May 2011
Sep 2009

83080 mi

C $400
Brake job 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Jan 2012
Mar 2010

83080 mi

C $150
Hood latch rusted out and non-functional 
Jan 2012

89900 mi
Numerous rust areas on exhaust piping, resulting in failing welds and tailpipe/muffler dropping off 

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2001 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

98000 mi

US $95
Car was losing power & bucking forward & seizing up while being driven and engine check light came on, went off and came back on again 
Toyota RAV4 in Nevada, United States
Jan 2012 - Jul 2012
Feb 2012

165000 mi

US $4000
ECM needs to be replaced for 1k+. My car was not covered by warranty. This is a widely reported known problem but Toyota refused to recall, instead waiting for a 2010 class action lawsuit to come. 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Mar 2010 - Jul 2011
Mar 2011

112000 mi

US $130
Clunky front noise. Sway bar had to be replaced  

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2001 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2012
Jan 2012

246300 mi

US $500
replace cracking radiator before it went out 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Sep 2011
Jul 2010

76880 mi

C $1000
Replace Front right wheel bearing, replace ball joint, tie rod end. 
May 2011

87080 mi

C $317
Wheel bearing, front left. Repaired. 
Jun 2011

88040 mi

C $399
Replaced power door lock actuator in driver's side door. 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010
Oct 2009

87420 mi

C $120
ECM failed-not shifting transmission properly, TSB for problem but vehicle not in warranty. ECM repaired, cleared and re-installed. car smokes at start up, valve seals replaced. Problem solved for cost of parts $50, not on warranty, self repaired. 
Jan 2010

91140 mi

C $120
Drive belt tensioner pulley bearing was worn out - replaced 
Feb 2010

93000 mi

C $50
seal on power steering pump worn out - leaking slightly - replaced 

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2001 Toyota RAV4 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Victoria, Australia
May 2011 - Jan 2015
Aug 2011

74180 mi

A $1
ECU computer for automatic transmission, known problem from Toyota, greatly reduced price with $300 labour charges done with one day in shop 

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2001 Toyota RAV4 Repair Histories

60 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2001 Toyota RAV4. 21 of these members (35%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 32 repairs to 2001 Toyota RAV4s--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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