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2010 Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (20%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 75 repairs.

2010 Toyota RAV4 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (80%)

< $100 (0%)

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.
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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2010 - Sep 2015
Dec 2010

4960 mi
Awful creaking noises in interior. Seems to be multiple sources & sounds like Morse code tapping. Dropped off car & asked if they needed me to point out noise..they said no. Went back & tech said didn't hear anything. Issue not addressed. 
Apr 2011

9300 mi
Car making awful rattling noise from centre console & creaking from driver & passenger B pillars. Insisted I went for test drive with tech & he was able to hear noises. Shims installed in console, but did not fix noise. B pillars not fixed. 
Aug 2011

14880 mi
Console & B pillar rattles still exist & have become worse with time. Rattles can now be heard with radio turned up. Dealer confirmed noise exists & claimed rattles were fixed. Found rattles persist on drive home. Issues not fixed again. 
Feb 2012

22280 mi
Rav went in again for chronic rattles. Left the car with the dealer for 3 days to diagnose. Rattles have all appear to be fixed. 
Sep 2012

31000 mi
Rattles have returned since last visit. Tech attempted to fix rattles, however, they still persist. 
Jan 2013

35920 mi

C $260
Front Rotors excessively rusted and replaced under warranty. Brake pads replaced due to normal wear. 
Dec 2013

49600 mi
Vehicle was sluggish and did not feel as responsive as normal. Dealer indicated computer problem with MAF sensor. Computer reset appears to have fixed issue. 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2015
Mar 2010 Codes P0441 and P2420. Evap. emission pressure switching valve is stuck off - charcoal canister replacement. Replaced charcoal canister. Part#: 77740-0R010 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2010 - Sep 2015
Oct 2010

1240 mi
Upon delivery and pick-up of new vehicle I noticed a 3 inch long vertical black streak on rear bumper. Was underneath the clearcoat so bumper had to be repainted. 
Jun 2012

15500 mi
radio/CD would spontaneously turn off and eject CD when some of the pre-set radio station buttons were pressed. 
Feb 2013

22940 mi
Check engine and vehicle skid dash lights lit up. Took to dealership. They say that the series of OBD codes according to a TSB indicate moisture in the charcoal canister. Several parts were replaced and added. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Sep 2015
Jun 2010

3000 mi
right rear cargo carrier cap came off. dealer ordered incorrect replacement and sent correct replacement afterward, no charge. Replaced cap on personally instead of dealership 
Toyota RAV4 in Florida, United States
Dec 2009 - Sep 2011
Nov 2010

6300 mi
Door ajar light remained on with all doors closed. Detector switch in the tailgate was missing (disappeared?), reinstalled under warranty. 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Indiana, United States
Dec 2010 - Feb 2011
Dec 2010

6500 mi
replaced gas tank and hoses as per TSB. Check engine lights came on, as well as the 4wd light ans the cruise control didnt work through this process. 
Jan 2011

6500 mi
Service engine light came on as well as 4wd light. We had no cruise control either. Took to the dealer and they had to replace the gas tank and all of the lines connecting to the tank. There was a TSB on the issue. 
Toyota RAV4 in Maryland, United States
Dec 2009 - Sep 2012
Nov 2010

6000 mi
Water leaks into the rear trunk. It's fixed after replace the rear door sealing rubber. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2013
Jun 2010

2000 mi
Check engine light illuminated, along with other warning lights. My wife took the Rav4 to the dealer. They said the gas cap was not tight enough, so they tightened it. The warning lights are now out. The problem hasn't recurred. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

12400 mi
Glove box opening/closing pushbutton not working- mechanism replaced 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 Repair Histories

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