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2006 Toyota RAV4 Repair Histories

2006 Toyota RAV4 Repair Histories 2006 Toyota RAV4 Repair Histories

160 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2006 Toyota RAV4. 79 of these members (49.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 286 repairs to 2006 Toyota RAV4s--an average of 1.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2006 Toyota RAV4 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of 2006 Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 286 repairs.

2006 Toyota RAV4 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 89 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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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2006 - Apr 2015
Apr 2007   Persistent cyclical droning/vibration noise at 60mph since delivery. 4WD computer was constantly recalibrating at that particular speed. Dealer replaced 4WD computer. TSB being issued. 
Nov 2010 C $700 Water pump leaking. 
Nov 2011   Steering column mid-shaft link had a knocking noise when turning. Known problem with the 2006 RAV4. Dealer had parts avail. 2hr fix. 
Dec 2013   Rattling and occasional loud bang at rear right. Sway bar and linkage bushings worn out. Now fixed, but still has some rattling..,but the big bang is gone. Perhaps the original shocks need replacing...don't know. 
Apr 2015   Transmission had a strange whining nise, but still worked. Lucas tranny conditioner fixed the harsh shifting that started after the flush. 
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2006 - Dec 2011
Apr 2007   Rumble at ~60mph, determined to be 4wd computer. Passenger seat doesn't return upright after reclined without lifting up on the seat. Rear passenger side seat rattles as if it's not properly latched into place. They will be looking at it when I have the vehicle back for the other problems. 
Jun 2007   Rumble at 60MPH fixed with new 4x4 computer. Seat return was fixed with new more powerful springs in the passenger seat. Rear seat rattle was fixed after seat was disassembled and reassembled and latch cables properly adjusted. 
May 2011 US $130 Noticed hesitation during driving, then check engine light and 4wd and stability control lights came on. Scanned code, found bad ignition coil, replaced coil, all good. 
Toyota RAV4 in Maine, United States
Jan 2007 - Dec 2010
May 2007   Radio Display issues: LCD "garbled". Radio/CDs still functioned. Toyota TSB for repair "if customer complains". During heavy rain, water ingress via fresh air intake drops into passenger footwell. Covered by Toyota TSB. Repair "if customer complains." "Clunk" after using parking brake. Covered by Toyota TSB "if customer complains". 
Jun 2007   Window leak. Repaired with TSB - updated brake parts. 
Mar 2010   Slow leak was identified in the water pump during routine oil change maintenance. Shop replaced pump under power train warranty. Would have been close to 8 hours of labor plus parts outside of warranty. 
Sep 2010   The mid steering shaft had loosened so that I had a clunk when going over bumps in turns. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Nov 2006 - Feb 2010
Jun 2007   Droning in the drive train between 90 and 100kph. A TSB has been issued and the fix is replacing the 4WD ECU. Part has been ordered and am waiting for a call when it comes in. 
Jul 2007   4WD ECU replaced and droning problem gone. 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. 
Apr 2008 C $65 Rear rotors were scored. Pads were out of alignment. Rotors were turned and pads replaced under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Dec 2006 - Jun 2015
Dec 2009   CD player broke, new one ordered. 
Mar 2011   P0355-#5 ingnition coil malfuction, and replaced 
Jun 2011   In March, coil pack#5 replaced and this time replace coil pack #3, Oh! Toyota, what's next,coil pack #1? 
Mar 2012 US $375 Hub bearing went bad and repaired 
Nov 2012   2ND toyota oem battery gone bad about 3yr.... 
Jun 2014   Heated O2 sensor in Bank-1, sensor-2 threw check engine light. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Feb 2006 - Jan 2011
Nov 2006   Replaced 6 CD (Non JBL) radio due to display problem 
May 2007   One day when I started the car the P/S light came on and the power steering seemed stiffer than norman. Turning the car off & restarting it right away did not stop the problem. After the car was off & restarted later it was OK. Passerger window clunks 
Feb 2009   Windshield wiper on rear window stopped working. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2006 - Mar 2015
Oct 2006   Glove box mechanism did not operate properly. Part ordered, it will be fully covered under warrenty 
Mar 2008   Steering was making a knocking or popping sound in a hard turn, like when pulling out of a parking space. There is a service bulletin on the issue. 
Jul 2008   Popping sound was fixed. Apparently there was a service notice out on the problem. 
Nov 2009 US $900 Ignition coil on cylinder 4 failed leak in engine gasket leak in transmission seal. Ignition coil on cylinder 2 failed and was replaced 200 miles after coil 4 failed. 
Mar 2011   All four sensors that determine the operation of the catalytic convertor failed 
Apr 2014   Needed replacement 
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2006 - Jun 2014
Oct 2006   Center console Rattle - Shop fixed using felt strips. Rattle significantly diminished, not entirely gone. 
Mar 2010   Steering Column was not right - was making noise on turns. They replaced. 
Jun 2011 US $1000 Brakes Done, New Battery, Fluids Replaced, Tire Rotation, Cabin air filter 
Apr 2013   Sway bar replacement and rear axle seals replaced 
Jun 2014   Replaced brake pads 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2006 - Sep 2014
Nov 2006   Cat converter was changed due to excessive sulfur smell. There was a TSB on this issue. 
Mar 2013 US $480 Alternator went bad. Had to find and replace with a rebuilt unit. 
May 2013   Check engine light came on but went off. Could not diagnose issue. Still doing this 2 months later. Only goes on for a day then back out for a while. No running issues. I think a coil is going bad. Update: light later stayed off, fixed itself. 
Feb 2014   Replaced the downstream 02 sensor after a Check Engine came on 
Apr 2014   Caliper bolt froze not allowing pads to float. Had to replace caliper 
Jul 2014   Warranty alternator replacement. It was sometimes not charging at idle when hot. 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Sep 2006 - Mar 2015
Oct 2006   Repair of intake cowling due to water leak in passenger side footwell. 
Jun 2007   ECM re-programmed to fix throttle lag problem. 
Aug 2007   Catalytic converter replaced to correct sulfer smell problem 
Sep 2007   Stereo replaced due to non-functioning display/knobs. 
Aug 2008   Toyota TSB for steering knock. Replaced the steering shaft. 
Aug 2009   Engine idler pulley bearing was loose causing high pitched noise. Dealer replaced pulley. 
Aug 2012   Driver's side sunvisor broke 
Jun 2013 US $100 Rattle of the engine hood when idling. 

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