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2001 Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Engine (58%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (4%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 45 repairs.
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2001 Toyota RAV4 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (26%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (7%)

Chart based on 27 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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2013 - Oct 2015
Jan 2014

144000 mi

US $1800
rear catalytic converter and tail pipe replaced 
Nov 2014

149700 mi

US $300
Strip holding gas tank up broke off. Replaced with new part. 
Oct 2015

155000 mi

US $1200
Gas tank rusted at top. Replaced with new lines and hardware.  Right front wheel bearing and right back spring. 

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2001 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota RAV4 in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2014
Jul 2012

90000 mi

US $700
replace bearings (old ones worn out) 
Jan 2013

93700 mi

US $140
Replace front bearings and spindle hub. Roar persists. Update: turned out to be tires. Bearing repair likely unnecessary. 
Feb 2013

94300 mi

US $580
Engine light on indicating bad o2 sensor. Replaced the O2 sensor but engine light is still on. I may just need to take the car in and reset it but have not done it to date. 
Toyota RAV4 in Portugal
Oct 2010 - Jun 2016
Feb 2016

97300 mi

Engine support. 
Toyota RAV4 in Missouri, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2015
Jun 2015

125000 mi

US $225

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2001 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Florida, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
Nov 2014

111700 mi

US $350
I had to replace my third oxygen sensor in 10 years. 
Sep 2015

118000 mi

US $500
worn rear shocks needed to be replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2016
Feb 2015

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. 
Apr 2016

260500 mi

US $53
The boot protecting right front headlight was worn. This caused the low beam to short out..replaced both the boot and the bulb. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
May 2016

190120 mi

C $432
BIS2 Sensor 
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 Florida, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2015
Jan 2014

159000 mi

US $500
Power Steering Pump 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Dec 2015
Aug 2013

175000 mi

US $700
Replaced head gasket, resurface the head. Brother drove the car and it overheated. He didn't stop when it overheated. 
Dec 2015

174000 mi
Misfire in cylinder 1,4. I replaced all fuel injectors, all ignition coils, spark plugs, ran seafoam cleaner, maf cleaner, etc. Still there. 
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 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 Illinois, United States
Mar 2010 - Jul 2011
Mar 2011

112000 mi

US $130
Clunky front noise. Sway bar had to be replaced  
Toyota RAV4 in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2016
Mar 2015

232000 mi
I had to replace an oxygen sensor. I did it myself. The check engine light had started coming on after rapid acceleration. 
Jun 2015

237000 mi
Replaced another oxygen sensor. 
Mar 2016

248000 mi

US $100
Replaced leaking valve cover gasket. 

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2001 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
Oct 2015

141000 mi

US $25
Radiator hose broke. Not driveable, but happened in apartment parking lot and we were able to fix it there ourselves. 
Mar 2016

150000 mi
Car went in for an oil change. Smoked afterward, took it back to be checked, they said a gasket is leaking. Not clear if that's related to their having changed the oil? Not yet repaired, minor leak. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2014
Apr 2012

80700 mi

US $3500
Replacing ECM did not take care of problem. Had to replace the transmission. 
Mar 2013

86000 mi

US $321
Air fuel ratio oxygen sensor 
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 Washington, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
Sep 2013

197000 mi

US $1200
Not shifting right. Bad computer and o2 sensor 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2009 - Aug 2014
Apr 2012

79760 mi

C $750
replace two 02 sensor s. bank 2 sensor 2 and bank 2 sensor 1 ratio and oxygen also dead battery.  
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 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2014
Aug 2013

99000 mi

US $355
Water pump failed 
Mar 2014

101000 mi

US $85
Catastrophic transmission failure. $85 was for diagnostics only. Projected repair costs greater than value of auto. Donated the auto to local charity. 

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2001 Toyota RAV4 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Victoria, Australia
May 2011 - Mar 2016
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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