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2006 Toyota RAV4 Suspension Problems

152 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2006 Toyota RAV4. 32 of these members (21.1%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 53 suspension repairs to 2006 Toyota RAV4s--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2006 Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 271 repairs.

2006 Toyota RAV4 suspension repair cost distribution

Chart based on 25 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 FWD

31000 mi   Clunking in the power steering when turning at slow speeds. 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

24000 mi   Steering half shaft caused loud clunking noise, which could be felt in steering wheel when turning at slow speed. This was covered in a Technical Service Bulletin. 
10000   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 
36000 US $388 Front Struts needed replacing at 36000 miles. Dealer paid for parts, I paid labor -- it was 200 miles out of warrantee. 
55000   Rear tie-rod broke. Replaced parts after parts bent when the tie rod broke while driving. Parts repaired were: arm assembly, 48710-0R010 RR Suspension Arm assembly, trailing (48780-42010) Arm assembly, upper control (48790-42020) 
21000   Clunking sound when turning the steering wheel at low speeds. 
35000   Clunk when turning the steering wheel is back. Could not replicate with the Service Manager in the car, will return in a month to attempt to duplicate the issue again. 
35000   Returned to the shop again to demonstrate noise issue. The Shop Foreman and I rode around for 15 minutes in an attempt to duplicate the sound, but could not. 
48000   Clunking sounds when turning the steering wheel. Steering shaft and powersteering rack were replaced with updated parts. 
127700 US $60 One rear sway bar end link was broken, and the bushing on the second was in poor condition. I replaced both with Moog replacement end-links. 
34000   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. 
39000   Popping sound was fixed. Apparently there was a service notice out on the problem. 
112000 US $300 Needed replacement 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

24800 mi   Steering shudder fix. 
29140   Steering intermediate shaft clunking in operation. 
24000   Toyota TSB for steering knock. Replaced the steering shaft. 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

25000 mi   Occasional click-like sound when steering wheel was turned. Toyota fixed it by replacing the inner shaft of the steering column. 

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