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2001 Toyota RAV4 Problems and Repair Histories

54 TrueDelta members own a 2001 Toyota RAV4. 17 of these members (31.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 28 repairs to 2001 Toyota RAV4s--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2001 Toyota RAV4 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2001 Toyota RAV4 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2001 Toyota RAV4 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2001 Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

54% of the 2001 Toyota RAV4 repairs were to the engine, 11% to the transmission, 4% to the brakes, 25% to the suspension, 4% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 28 repairs.

2001 Toyota RAV4 repair cost distribution

Of the 2001 Toyota RAV4 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 47% cost between $100 and $499, 27% between $500 and $999, 13% between $1000 and $2499, and 13% more than $2500.

Chart based on 15 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 2001 Toyota RAV4 problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2001 Toyota RAV4

Engine not specified

Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 131000    
132000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 82460    
83080 400 Brake job 
 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 73780    
83080 150 Hood latch rusted out and non-functional 
89900 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 97000    
98000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 163000    
165000 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. 
175000  
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 103000    
112000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2011 245000    
246300 500 replace cracking radiator before it went out 
 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 71300    
76880 1000 Replace Front right wheel bearing, replace ball joint, tie rod end. 
87080 317 Wheel bearing, front left. Repaired. 
88040 399 Replaced power door lock actuator in driver's side door. 
89280  
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 86180    
87420 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. 
91140 120 Drive belt tensioner pulley bearing was worn out - replaced 
93000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 73160    
74180 1 ECU computer for automatic transmission, known problem from Toyota, greatly reduced price with $300 labour charges done with one day in shop 
102300  

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