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2013 Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Engine (7%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (20%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (35%)

Other (7%)

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2013 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

176-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

1000 mi transmission failed;dealer installed new transmission 

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2013 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

176-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

25000 mi

US $400
Rear differential slipping 
25000 mi Torque converter failed 
71000 mi

US $650
The torque converter clutch started slippiing. Drive train was outside of 60000 mi new car warentee but Toyota paid for parts $750 and I paid for labor $650. 
42000 mi The car was vibrating between 30-45 mph with little throttle. Vibration at low speeds. Dealer replaced torque converter. 
33000 mi The dealer determined that the torque converter was making a humming noise and it was replaced. The noise decreased but returned shortly after. 
50000 mi replaced torque for second time and problem still exists. now dealer is suggesting to replace transmission. 
55000 mi Dealer replaced transmission and transmission cooler due to leaking cooler resulting in contaminated fluid entering and damaging transmission 
78000 mi The dealership could never solve the transmission/torque converter noise, finally stating that "we were probably fixing something that was normal." I simply had enough of that RAV. Hello, Subaru. 
40300 mi Noise problem with the drivetrain that was acknowledged but never fixed by Toyota. 

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2013 Toyota RAV4 Transmission Problems

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