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2010 Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (15%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (16%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 96 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 Ontario, Canada
Jul 2012 - Oct 2012
Sep 2012

35960 mi
Had to add coolant,1l/2weeks.No sign of external leaks.4 trips to dealer still no fix. Also transmission,drive shaft,left front axle,rear shocks,sunroof seal,front brake pads were replaced in the 2 years that I owned the truck. 
Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2016
May 2013

31000 mi
replaced rear door seal, rattle in passenger door 
Aug 2013

32000 mi
Recently car developed shudder when transmission shifts into reverse and drive from park. Technician advised nothing can be done until problem is worse (as only solution is to replace transmission). 
Mar 2016

63000 mi

US $150
the mechanism that releases the third row seats and allows them to fold into the floor has broken on both seats. this is the second time this has happened. 
Toyota RAV4 in Manitoba, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2013
Dec 2012

39680 mi

C $200
Leaking rear shock absorber replaced. 
Mar 2013

41540 mi
Replace leaking rear crank seal. 
Toyota RAV4 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jan 2010 - Apr 2013
Jun 2012

31620 mi
Blower motor developed an intermittent "won't go". 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2016
Jun 2012

36000 mi
Replace radio, worked but readout was sometimes gibberish 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2015
Jun 2013

20000 mi

US $300
Replace front brake pads 
Jan 2015

38000 mi
Replaced fuel filter 
Toyota RAV4 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Oct 2010 - Sep 2014
Oct 2010

620 mi
Some paint issue on the hood that looked exactly like edge mapping: http://pc.dupont.com/dpc/en/US/html/visitor/s/trouble/PDSG_EdgeMapSolvent.html We refused to accept delivery. Dealer swapped hood with another RAV4. 
Toyota RAV4 in Maine, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2016
Mar 2016

63000 mi

US $120
My passenger (right) rear caliper not modulating properly/sticking if the parking break is applied especially after exposed to moisture. The parts inspected and cleaned. Parking break adjusted. Issue still exists. 
Aug 2016

66300 mi

US $1300
Brake pad, rotors etc. and parking brake cable/cover and two recall items. 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2016
Jul 2015

50700 mi

US $230
4 wheel drive lock would not release 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2016
Jan 2013

13400 mi

US $130
Replaced Battery 
Feb 2015

24000 mi
Left rear shock leaking. Replaced under extended warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2015
Jun 2014

47000 mi
noisy final drive in transmission. Re: TSB 2012-13 
Dec 2014

52000 mi

US $125
Rear brakes "pop" after reversing and then moving forward. A slight jerk can also be felt when the noise occurs. Dealer could not duplicate. CD player will not load or eject a disk. Price quoted to replace head unit was $2200. Will replace with aftermarket unit. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2016
Feb 2012

27000 mi

US $400
Worn brake pads at 26,000 miles and I drive very easy 
Toyota RAV4 in Utah, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2016
Aug 2013

37000 mi
Radio would turn off at least once a trip. Dealer replaced it under warranty in about 40 minutes. 
Toyota RAV4 in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2014
Aug 2011

10000 mi
Factory installed trailer lighting wiring not working. Converter failed on first use of trailer lights. 
Feb 2012

16000 mi
Part of the rear window defroster stopped working. 
Toyota RAV4 in Arizona, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2012
Oct 2011

27700 mi
glove compartment door would not shut tight 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2010 - Jun 2016
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
May 2010 - Sep 2016
Jan 2014

128500 mi

US $400
Front passenger tire had to have new bearings put in. 
Jul 2014

145300 mi

US $285
Had to replace what is known as the pathetic charcoal filter for when a person overfills their tank. Toyota wanted 1000 just for the part!! 
Oct 2015

181700 mi

US $300
Wheel bearing on front wheel 
Dec 2015

187000 mi

US $400
Radiator hose leaked. Needed new hose Wheel bearing, other front wheel 
Toyota RAV4 in Missouri, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2016
Mar 2016

87000 mi

US $650
Bad front passenger side wheel bearing. Bearing replaced, problem fixed. 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2010 - Sep 2016
Apr 2014

29740 mi
Internal clutch failure on transmission. May be related to a previous accident, however no external evidence of that meant it had to be covered under warranty. New transmission installed under base warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2016
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 British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2010 - Sep 2016
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 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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2016
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 Illinois, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2012
Dec 2011

6000 mi
rear view mirror was slightly loose. dealer found attaching bolt was loose. tightened and was fixed. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

65000 mi

US $1363
3rd/4th Replacement of F/R Brake Pads & 2nd time for F/R Rotors. I do mostly highway driving. Rear sway bar links broken Dash lights for 4WD, Skidding, Engine comes on after every rain. Cruise Control doesn't work. Wanted to replace 2 modules 
Toyota RAV4 in Tennessee, United States
May 2015 - Jul 2016
Feb 2016

58300 mi
Engine went into limp mode causing drive-ability problems due to a vacuum hose that would not say seated. Dealer just glued the hose in place so it would not slip out again. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2016
Jun 2016

43000 mi

US $250
valve cover leak, gasket replaced 
Oct 2016

46000 mi

US $900
left and right strut replacement (front), left and right shock replacement (rear). Only right strut and right shock were in need of replacement, but they were replaced in pairs. 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2015 - Feb 2016
Oct 2015

93000 mi

C $450
replaced 4 wheels rotors, pads 
Toyota RAV4 in Vermont, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

56000 mi

US $400
O2 Sensors (2) replaced 
Jul 2015

61700 mi

US $750
Brake pads and rotors replaced, Brake fluid bled and replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2015
Jul 2015

68300 mi

US $1500
Pulsating pedal, had to pump the pedal for effectiveness. 
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 Kansas, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2016
Apr 2016

58000 mi
Tire Pressure Monitor - sensor in the spare tire failed 
Toyota RAV4 in Rhode Island, United States
Jan 2013 - May 2015
Jul 2013

40000 mi

US $3200
Condenser needed replacement. Toyota warranted the part but not the labor. 
Toyota RAV4 in Maine, United States
Jul 2014 - Nov 2014
Aug 2014

67500 mi
Differential Coupler 
Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2016
Feb 2016

82000 mi
Doors do not close well. They are sluggish and require a significant push resulting in frequent partial closures. This has been a problem since new but much worse. Doors also do not have stop points so holding the door when exiting is req 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2010 - Sep 2014
Jun 2013

13640 mi
Master cylinder failure 
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 Ohio, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

85000 mi

US $1407
Lights on dashboard - Trac. control, Check Engine and 4WD. Plus cruise control stopped working. Took car to dealer. Assessed the problem to be with charcoal canister, pipes, and filler-pipe. Entire system had to be replaced for $1400+! 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2012
Nov 2012

26000 mi

US $5
looked for rattles on drivers side. cant find. tire pressure light on all the time despite correct inflation 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2014
Nov 2012

53500 mi

US $500
Water pump leaking. Battery failed 
Dec 2012

55000 mi
Sun visor vibration 
Mar 2013

56000 mi
Noise at 40 mph especially on inclines. 
Aug 2013

65000 mi
Hazard lights and turn signal lights not working 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

15000 mi
Fuel door sticking. Door was adjusted. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

50000 mi
The rack and pinion gearing was replaced under warranty. The problem was found by the dealer. I didn't know there was a problem. 
Toyota RAV4 in Brazil
Jun 2013 - Sep 2016
Oct 2013

19400 mi

Pulley replacement. Noisy engine even at full stop. It happened two weeks after the 30,000 km revision. 
Apr 2015

25820 mi

The back part of the car presented several clicks and other unpleasant noises, especially during off-road trips. Several clips were replaced and tha audio insulation revamped according to the dealer. 
Jul 2016

34720 mi

The air heating system failed. Steering system lubricant leakage. 
Sep 2016

34720 mi

The AC compressor was replaced. Battery died and was replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2016
Jul 2014

45700 mi

US $225
The compressor had to be replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Hampshire, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2016
Aug 2014

65500 mi

US $250
Typical wear to brakes. Rotors require replacement. 
Mar 2015

74000 mi

US $300
Driver side third row seat belt reel failed and was replaced. 
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
Feb 2010 - Sep 2016
Feb 2012

36700 mi
Gas cap flap would not spring open after release 
Aug 2013

62000 mi
Replaced noisy camshaft gears per TSB. Dealer replaced no charge even though mileage was slightly over 60,000 mile power train warrenty limit. 
Toyota RAV4 in West Virginia, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2016
Mar 2014

50000 mi
CD Player broken 
Jun 2015

70000 mi

US $250
replaced front worn pads and rotors. Car made loud squealing sound when braking. Replaced water pump 
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 4dr SUV

156-horsepower 2.0L I4 7-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Turkey
Apr 2010 - Aug 2013
Jan 2013

31000 mi
leakage in rear suspension, replaced from warranty, then a week later replaced the other rear, there was a TSB issued to replace both suspension even though only one is defective. So took it back have the other one replaced too from warranty 
Aug 2013

39060 mi

Too much vibration in the steering Break discs have been deformed and replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
Aug 2016

122340 mi

C $600
Rear bearings - driver's side 

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