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2007 Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 254 repairs.
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2007 Toyota RAV4 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (28%)

< $100 (45%)

Chart based on 197 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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2007 Toyota RAV4

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Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

44000 mi

US $523
Water Pump was leaking. New water pump was installed 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2017
Aug 2015

169000 mi

US $850
Replace the heater core. Replaced coolant, a/c, etc, Also tires balance/rotate. Wheel alignment, Oil Change & lube, etc. Full maintenance. 
Aug 2017

188000 mi

US $500
Alternator replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2012
Aug 2012

144800 mi
One year old toyota battery died out 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Aug 2007 - Nov 2011
Nov 2010

58000 mi
Water pump started making noise, which the dealer decided needed to be replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Mississippi, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2016
Oct 2010

56000 mi
Replaced mounting bushings to repair transmission gear whine. Parts replaced, but whine still there. New transmission on backorder. 
Jan 2011

58000 mi
Installed rebuilt transmission to correct gear whine. 
Aug 2014

85000 mi

US $700
Water pump replaced. 
Apr 2016

110000 mi

US $370
Bad O2 sensor caused CEL. 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2011 - Dec 2015
Dec 2013

81840 mi

C $30
Brake oil tank empty. Very cold -48C. Also still on original pads. 
Jun 2014

88040 mi

C $135
Bendix was sticking. Dealer sells only the entire starter. Found just the needed parts from an independent seller. Parts cost only 76 CAD, labor 60. 
Sep 2015

112840 mi

C $6500
The oil pressure sending unit went out and the engine lost its oil. A check engine and 3 minutes later the engine stop. Replace with a used one, 104k from a crash car. Toyata in Saskatoon, SK Ca 
Toyota RAV4 in Alabama, United States
Aug 2015 - May 2016
Oct 2015

139700 mi

US $35
TPMS went out 
May 2016

143000 mi
TPMS never fixed, light always on. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2016
Aug 2012

110900 mi

US $500
replaced front struts 
Apr 2013

115300 mi

US $178
replaced faulty ignition coil 
Jun 2015

130000 mi

US $26
failed headlight bulb replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2006 - Dec 2013
Feb 2010

27000 mi
Bad water pump--completely bad and undrivable, not just a leak 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017
Nov 2016

209000 mi

US $2160
Steering rack was replaced because it was binding. 
Toyota RAV4 in Tamaulipas, Mexico
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
Sep 2011

49600 mi

$200
Replaced starter 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2017
Jul 2015

53200 mi

US $150
Sway bar end link broke. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Dec 2011
Mar 2011

71300 mi

C $1200
Water pump making rattling noise. Told it was bearing failure. Had to replace it (ridiculous cost and only at 115000km) 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
May 2011 - Apr 2012
Jun 2011

44000 mi

US $400
Also had water pump replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2011

48000 mi

US $360
Replaced water pump but warranty covered it had a warning light on my dash come on intermitently. Had something to do with my 4wd 
Mar 2012

50000 mi
Something with timing system that required them to pull the engine out of the car 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2014
Apr 2011

57300 mi

US $987
Replace lower, middle steering shaft, stabilizer bar, control link. 
Toyota RAV4 in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2007 - Sep 2017
Jun 2008

12000 mi
Radio display problem 
Nov 2011

42000 mi

US $100
Faulty Caliper on left front 
Jun 2013

52000 mi
muffler replacement 
Sep 2013

54000 mi
rear seals water pump 
Sep 2014

58000 mi
pinion seal 
Toyota RAV4 in Manitoba, Canada
Jan 2015 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

129580 mi

C $250
Aftermarket remote start (installed by previous owner) shorted out and affected factory wiring harness. Vehicle completely useless until the whole remote start system was removed. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2012
Sep 2009

20000 mi
Left front leather seat bottom cover, vinyl side, cracking. Could be seen when left front door was open. Warranty repair. 
Jun 2012

46000 mi
Lefthand driver's door lock 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2012
Jun 2009

26000 mi
jan 2008 transmission was replaced,dec 2008 transmission was replaced again,june 2009 transmission was again replaced.due to input shaft failure,all was repaired under warranty.milage-8208,19192,25000, 
Apr 2012

47300 mi
transmission had to be replaced---for the fourth time since since(june 2007) toyota replaced my 2007 i bought in april 2007  engine had 2 bad valves 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2012
Dec 2009

49000 mi
Accessory drive belt was squealing. Took vehicle in to replace belt, dealer found that source of squealing was coolant leaking onto belt from water pump. Dealer ordered water pump and scheduled followup visit. Water pump replaced under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Oct 2009 - Sep 2011
Jun 2010

52080 mi

C $100
There were 2 plastic panels on the underside of the front end of the vehicle, one large and one small. The plastic panels lost connectors and dragged on the ground but was caught early. The second panel was same issue but panel replaced. 
Jun 2011

76880 mi

C $830
I noticed a noise in the engine compartment that shouldn't have been there. The dealership identified that the water pump needed replacing, ordered parts and fixed the issue. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2017
Jun 2010

26000 mi
Stinky A/C repaired under Toyota Service Bulletin. 
Jun 2013

53000 mi
Alternator went, taking the battery with it. 
Dec 2014

57000 mi
Battery was replaced at 18 months as it wouldn't hold a charge. Under full warranty coverate 
May 2017

62000 mi
Seat belt guides on seat frames were given extended plastic covers. Done under recall. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Apr 2017 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

118000 mi

US $150
There was a vibration through the entire vehicle when running over bumps. Found worn rear shocks. Replaced with bilstien. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

71000 mi
Traded RAV4 because lack confidence in Toyota's fix for unintended acceleration. The unintended acceleration happened from a stop with foot on the brake and caused a minor accident with my 9-month old also in the vehicle. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

86000 mi
brake check valve needed replaced. There is a TSB for this, caused a buzzing sound when applying brakes that came from dashboard area. 
Toyota RAV4 in Manitoba, Canada
Jan 2014 - Apr 2017
Feb 2014

123300 mi

C $245
ignition coil 
Jun 2014

135160 mi
Engine light came on scanned found ignition coil was bad. Replaced ignition coil Muffler has perforation from rust, replaced under a recall Drivers side sun visor falling down HVAC controls not moving properly hard to move vet stuck in one position 
Oct 2014

141540 mi
Air bag warning came on called toyota canada they said there was a recall for the spiral cable but parts are not available yet so they have not released the recall .air bags will not deploy when light is on 
Nov 2014

143220 mi
gear noise from rear of rav4, electromagnetic coupler. cost of repair will be $1200. have not done repair toyota may have a special warranty still waiting for response from toyota. 
Mar 2015

149420 mi
the rear coupler was replaced under warranty 
Apr 2017

193440 mi

C $400
Replaced front struts 
Toyota RAV4 in Maryland, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2016
Apr 2016

177500 mi

US $250
Right rear wheel bearing replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Jul 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

100000 mi
Rack and Pinion was in need of repair. Known issue from Toyota (TSB) , but not covered under recall. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2015
Nov 2014

53000 mi

US $500
noisy intermediate steering shaft 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2017
Jul 2015

36000 mi

US $374
Rusty muffler causing noises. 
Apr 2016

39700 mi

US $450
Water pump leaking and making noises to replace a new water pump. The labor cost is high to replace a water pump on V6 engine. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2017
Sep 2016

109000 mi

US $1000
Water pump replacement 
Dec 2016

111000 mi

US $700
Rusted parking brake cable replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - Mar 2014
Oct 2012

67880 mi
Clicking sounds coming from steering wheel. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2012 - Sep 2017
Oct 2014

92260 mi

C $120
Service engine light came on. Code reader indicated B2 S2 oxygen sensor reading low. Replaced sensor with new part. 
Jan 2016

96760 mi

C $505
Left rear stabilizer bolt was broken. Replaced bolt and cushion washers on left and right rear stabilizers. 
May 2016

106020 mi

C $970
Water pump started to make loud Rattling noise. Dealer service replaced water pump and replaced serpentine belt. 
Oct 2016

108380 mi

C $792
Growling noise started at 70 to 80 kmph. As time progressed the noise could be heard starting at 60 kph to 80 kph. The growling noise was steady and did not change pitch with speed increase. Dealer shop diagnosed & replaced rr wheel bearing. 
Apr 2017

114080 mi

C $120
Rear suspension was making loud thud noise when driving over small road cracks or small pot holes. Replaced 2 rear shock absorbers. 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2016 - Jul 2017
Jul 2016

161820 mi

C $600
Water pump noisy. Replaced, along with serpentine belt. 
Toyota RAV4 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Aug 2011 - Sep 2017
Mar 2014

79980 mi

C $185
Front sway bar bushings required replacement 
Apr 2014

80380 mi

C $1288
Replace front struts , upper strut mounts & wheel alignment in conjunction. With strut replacement 
Jan 2015

93000 mi

C $630
Fuel to air ratio sensor required replacement. Problem was indicated by check engine light 
Apr 2015

95060 mi
Heard grinding noise from rear while driving. Intermittent noise but got progressively louder. Rear differential coupler required replacement. 
Dec 2016

112220 mi

C $160
Dealer spent time diagnosing intermittent ignition coil failure. Took longer than normal to diagnose because of the intermittent nature of the problem. The dealer did not have parts on hand to replace the failed coil the same day so I had to return later to replace the part. 
Jan 2017

112475 mi

C $219
One ignition coil was intermittently failing which was diagnosed Dec 29 but they didn't have the parts on hand to repair it then. The "F" ignition coil was replaced and no issues since. The owner of the vehicle was initially notified of the issue in December when the check engine light, 4WD light and vehicle stability control light all lit up simultaneously. 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2016
Jan 2011

102200 mi
Transaxle Whine Noise; step 1 did not fix the whine so step 2 (transmission replacement) will need to be done 
Mar 2011

67000 mi
Front differential leak; the plug was replaced 
Jul 2011

72000 mi
CEL, VSC and 4WD lights came on. Turned out to be a fuel/emissions sensor that was replaced under warranty 
Mar 2014

99000 mi
The front left shock absorber was leaking. It was replaced under extended warranty. Would have cost $325.00 without warranty. 
Dec 2014

109000 mi

US $1100
Water pump failed. Also needed maintenance. 
Aug 2016

130000 mi
Steering rack needed replacement. $3600. Traded in vehicle. 
Toyota RAV4 in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2006 - Apr 2009
Dec 2008

14000 mi
Noise when left front door opens. Left front door inner center strap replaced. Problem solved. 
Toyota RAV4 in Hawaii, United States
Aug 2007 - Sep 2017
Nov 2007

5000 mi
CD unit does not play or eject discs. Face shows error code; new unit ordered on 11/7 and as of 12/4 I am still waiting for unit to arrive. 
Dec 2007

6000 mi
CD's wouldn't eject; Toyota ordered a new unit and after 5+ weeks, I had the new unit installed. Good as new. 
Dec 2011

34000 mi

US $500
Clunking sound when turning the steering wheel. 
Sep 2016

55000 mi

US $1200
New alternator needed. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Jan 2007 - Aug 2014
Aug 2010

62000 mi

US $55
Car had trouble starting in the mornings. Dealership said they couldn't find the problem. They said it could be due to a build up on the throttle intake. They were wrong. 
Dec 2011

69000 mi
Back door sensor doesn't always indicate the door is open causing issues such as the vehicle to auto-lock after a timeout. 
Jun 2014

91000 mi

US $400
Muffler had rusted through on the top. Had to cut it out and replace it. 
Aug 2014

91000 mi
The door sensor failure was intermitent but continued to the day we traded it in. We never attempted a fix as we were planning to sell the car anyways. It was just annoying. 
Toyota RAV4 in Missouri, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2011
Sep 2010

32000 mi
Radio was erratic both display and on/off. Dealer replaced with new radio. No charge, under extended factory warranty.  
Toyota RAV4 in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2014
Feb 2009

24000 mi
Leather drivers seat worn. Ordered cloth cover, then said they would have to send my Rav to another city approx 120 miles away. They have called me 2 times to fix this problem, but they want to send my vehicle out of town to be fixed without a loaner.  
Oct 2009

30000 mi
Steering became loose and was emitting clunking noise. They installed a new steering intermediate shaft. 
Jun 2010

37000 mi

US $290
Driver's side window would not work. Had to buy new parts and have it fixed at dealer. 
Sep 2014

60000 mi

US $600
water pump and muffler replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2009
Dec 2008

27000 mi

US $7400
Took RAV to Toyota dealer because of noise heard coming from engine. They determined it needed a new short block (engine) due to most of the oil leaking out. Firestone had installed defective oil filter o-ring 2 weeks before. Firestone paid for repair. 
Feb 2009

30000 mi
I had lost the whole entire contents of my coolant overflow reservoir over a 4 week period of time so I wanted to check for a coolant leak. 
Mar 2009

30000 mi
The vehicle had gotten very low gas mileage for the past 6 fill-ups so I took it in to see why. They pointed me to some gas mileage web site and said they didn't find anything wrong. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alaska, United States
Feb 2007 - Oct 2017
Sep 2012

58000 mi
Replacement VVT-i oil supply hose, it sprung a leak . I found out Later this hose was covered by a limited service campaign.m 
Oct 2012

58300 mi
Clunking felt through steering wheel, fixed by replacement of intermediate steering shaft 
Oct 2017

93000 mi

US $300
Failure of #5 coil on plug as evidenced by code. Replaced all 3 coil on plugs on back bank of engine, replaced all 6 spark plugs and replaced intake manifold plenum gaskets. 
Toyota RAV4 in Manitoba, Canada
Aug 2007 - Sep 2016
Aug 2008

17360 mi
Display on JBL radio/CD player was cut off. Sometimes I could not turn the radio off-- some sort of electronics malfunction. Dealer replaced entire radio with no hassle or debate. Happy with resolution. Replacement working well so far. Front passenger/driver side windows rattle when closed and driving-- very annoying. Rattle occurance depends on wind speed and direction. Dealer thought I said it occured when the window was OPEN and could not replicate. Will look at it next oil change. 
Oct 2008

20460 mi
Dealer attempted to fix window rattle in both front side windows that occurs while driving. Dealer added weatherstripping but repair is unsuccessful. Will advise the dealer and have them attempt repair again. 
Jan 2011

84520 mi
Left rear boot was twisted, starting to make noise. Replaced the whole unit under warranty. 
Jul 2011

61380 mi
Making a thunking noise in back end when turning tightly and going over bumps. Could not be replicated while in the shop. Told to come back when hear it again. (I live 110 kms away, so not easy to get there immediately after hearing it!!) 
Sep 2012

85560 mi

C $1600
I had a leak in the rear axle and also had to replace the water pump. 
Jun 2013

96100 mi

C $398
The rear stabilizers were cracked and had to be replaced. The car exhibited lots of vibration in the back and it was noisier than usual to drive. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Jul 2007 - Sep 2017
Apr 2008

11000 mi
Power/volume button ceased functioning at 'random' intervals. 
Aug 2010

40000 mi
Volume issues and a high pitched sound could be heard when using the AUX input with various devices. 
Aug 2013

77300 mi
Transmission suffered from a known issue, generating a loud whine. A TSB was issued for this problem, so I asked them to replace the transmission as the TSB recommends. 
Sep 2013

78000 mi
After picking up the car from my previous repair trip, the steering wheel was no longer aligned. 
Jun 2016

90000 mi

US $250
CV shaft required replacement 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2016
Oct 2007

5000 mi
Intermittant display on the stereo, Ordered new one. 
Jun 2015

59000 mi

US $1
Replace leaking water pump 
Toyota RAV4 in Oregon, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

14000 mi

US $4
Blown horn fuse. 
May 2009

27000 mi
Inside rear view mirror detached from windshield. Glue simply gave up. Not bumped or any dangly things hanging from mirror. 
Toyota RAV4 in Iowa, United States
Feb 2007 - Nov 2013
Sep 2007

6000 mi
TSB for faulty head unit... display problems. Also, noise from aux port... aux filter installed. 
Jan 2009

27000 mi
All the lights came on the dash and vehicle would not go above 35-45mph. Was told it was likely caused by ice/snow buildup in wheels/wheel wells. Problem has not returned since. 
Mar 2010

48000 mi
Waterpump making noise, determined that was main problem. Neutral safety switch faulty... would not start on occasion, then found on a forum that wiggling the shifter would allow start-up. Out of original warranty, but covered under extended. Idler bearing making noise, replaced with new. Covered by extended warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2007 - May 2012
Apr 2008

9920 mi

C $600
Steering shaft knocking noise: tsb from Toyota. 
May 2010

31000 mi
water pump bearing failure, common problem on 2006-2008 rav4 Replaced water pump 
Mar 2012

45260 mi
Leaking transfer case seal Leaking transfer case again 
Apr 2012

45260 mi
Transfer case leak cause by broken transmission shaft. New transmission was installed. New transmission locked up on highway when I was leaving the dealership, leaving almost 130feet of rubber on the road. 3rd transmission was installed, after 3 days the 3rd transmission failed the same way the 1st did, downshifting to 1st gear for no reason when going 45mph, front wheels lock up, lose control. 
May 2012

45260 mi
Dealer tried to reproduce problem, no error codes. Couple days later, 4th transmission did same thing in a parking lot. Toyota Canada didn't believe. Dealership put me in 2012 Rav4 at low cost since they might have caused the recent problems. 
Toyota RAV4 in Delaware, United States
Mar 2007 - Jun 2009
Dec 2007

8000 mi
Evap canister had leak. CEL came on.  
Dec 2008

23000 mi
Evap canister leak. 
Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
Jun 2007 - Feb 2017
Feb 2017

43000 mi

US $985
Water pump bearing failure 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2017
Oct 2007

9000 mi
Display on Radio would occasionally display unreadable characters. Connection to negative battery post corroded requiring replacement of battery cable. Radio Replaced Battery cable replaced 
Oct 2010

63782 mi

US $400
Replace Intermediate Steering Shaft. After complaint of snapping or popping action in steering when turning. Replace Intermediate Steering Shaft. After complaint of snapping or popping action in steering when turning. 
Mar 2011

72000 mi

US $760
Water Pump failure - pump replaced 
Feb 2013

112000 mi

US $300
Check Engine light + 4wd + vsc light came on. Diagnosed as DTC P0352 #2 Igniter DTC. Replaced #2 Cylinder Ignition Coil. 
Jun 2014

141000 mi

US $300
hole in muffler. 
Mar 2015

155000 mi

US $200
Broken right side sway bar link 
Sep 2015

166000 mi

US $500
Replace Right front wheel bearing. 
Jul 2016

184300 mi

US $400
Replace defective left front bearing. 
Oct 2016

191700 mi

US $200
Replace failing coil on #4 cyl 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Aug 2008 - Sep 2015
Jul 2010

20000 mi
replaced leather driver seat cover under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2008 - Sep 2011
Mar 2010

38000 mi
Vehicle failed to start once several months ago, wiggling shifter alleviated problem. I later discovered a TSB (Tech Service Bulletin) for bad Transmission selector Park switch. Dealer honored TSB despite being 2K miles out of warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
Jun 2008 - Sep 2017
Feb 2013

47000 mi

US $1155
Water pump leaking; replaced. 
Dec 2014

60000 mi

US $170
Oxygen sensor failed. tripped code P0606, illuminating check engine light, all whell drive light, and stability control light. 
Mar 2016

67000 mi

US $400
Left rear wheel sensor failed, causing the 4WD, ABS, ASC, and Brake lights to illuminate on the instrument panel. 
Sep 2017

74000 mi

US $1600
Evaporative emissions canister failed. 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2017
May 2012

36600 mi

US $700
Water pump failed and needed to be replaced. 
Aug 2017

70000 mi

US $100
Replaced a motor mount. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2012 - Oct 2013
Sep 2013

58900 mi
Knocking when turning at low speeds. Injected lube into intermediate shaft -- temp fix. 
Toyota RAV4 in Delaware, United States
Dec 2008 - Apr 2012
Nov 2009

42000 mi

US $582
Check engine light, VSC light and 4WD warning light came on. Found codes P0158, P2197. Needed to replace bank 2 airfuel sensor and O2 sensor 
Aug 2010

56000 mi

US $420
There was a clunking noise in steering column. Had to replace intermediate steering shaft. This is a known problem with this vehicle - TSB ST001-08. 
Toyota RAV4 in Maine, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2017
Apr 2009

18000 mi

US $89
Facia at bottom of windshield (external) broken 
Apr 2010

30300 mi
Stereo display intermittently goes blank. Unit is uncontrollable when this happens. Only alternative is to shut down the engine to get the stereo to work. What also works sometimes is to run a finger across all the station select buttons. 
Apr 2011

48000 mi
Plastic facia fwd of outside mirror, driver's door, bubbling up as if severe corrosion behind. Dealer removed piece. No corrosion. Apparently plastic is possibly breaking down. Declined repair and reinstalled facia piece. 
Aug 2012

69600 mi

US $121
Upon first engine start of the day, a squeaking sound can be heard from right front of the car. After some time running, perhaps 10 minutes, the sound goes away. Couldn't tell whether it was the alternator, belt or water pump. Replaced fan belt. 
Dec 2012

76000 mi

US $235
Broken left rear stabilizer link 
Apr 2013

81000 mi

US $807
There was a leak at the water pump. Replaced water pump and refilled cooling system. 
Jun 2014

99000 mi

US $1126
RIGHT REAR COIL SPRING AND ANTI-SWAY BAR BROKEN 
Oct 2014

103800 mi

US $678
Coolant being lost. Mechanic did a complete o-ring replacement on coolant hose behind motor mount. Muffler deteriorated. New one is one piece ($1300). SO cut pipe and installed after market muffler for a lot less. 
Apr 2015

111200 mi
All tires badly worn on inside. Rear toe out of adjustment, couldn't adjust, had to replace rear suspension arms, upper arm assy, and toe adjuster assy. This after recall for arms. I paid only for new tires at cost. 
Jun 2015

117000 mi
Check eng lite, 4WD lite, & VSC lite. Traced to emission control unit under car. Parts on order. It is drivable allthough there is no cruise control. 
Jul 2015

117700 mi

US $664
A new emission control unit costs $950.00. My service advisor worked to find a used one from a wreck and we got it for $350.00. It is installed and working great. It came with a one year guarantee. I sent his boss a note commending him for his efforts. 
Mar 2016

127000 mi

US $872
Brake cable would "hang up" during "sloppy" weather, i.e., ice, snow, melting snow. Released when temps went above freezing. Adjusted parking brake at handle and rear brake. Rattling noise from right rear. Trouble shot to loose baffles inside muffler which was replaced about 15 months ago. Replaced the muffler. 
Apr 2017

140000 mi

US $582
Passenger rear axle seal and rear pinion seal leaking. Removed rear differential assembly, replaced pinion and both side seals, reinstalled differential, topped fluid, ran up on lift and leak checked. 
Toyota RAV4 in Oregon, United States
Dec 2006 - Oct 2015
Jun 2009

24000 mi
Radio display failed. Subject of TSB. 
Jan 2011

66700 mi
Steering knock. Parts replaced in accordance with TSB-0318-08. 
Sep 2013

57000 mi
Replacement of water pump 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

13000 mi
Tire Inflation warning light keeps coming on whenever we park on an even a slight incline. Tire pressure checks out okay, sensor is reset, and comes back on the next time we park on an incline. Doesn't go off until we take it to be reset. 
Toyota RAV4 in Delaware, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

14000 mi
Spare tire cover was off color. Dealer replaced with new spare tire cover. The replacement is still off color, but not as bad. 
Toyota RAV4 in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2011
Apr 2010

31000 mi

US $700
Replace water pump. Repair stuck sunroof. 30K Maintenance, Replace Water Pump, Repair Stuck Sunroof, Brake Pads and Turn Rotors, 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2011
Nov 2010

54000 mi
Driver and rear cargo power door lock actuators intermittent. Removed actuators, disassembled, removed and disassembled actuator motors, cleaned motor commutator contacts and reassembled. The problem was fixed by this and the locks work. 
Dec 2010

56000 mi
Passenger power door lock motor went out. I took it out of the car and rebuilt/cleaned the motor. I also did the same on the remaining doors as preventative maintenance since it already went out on 2 doors now. They all work perfect now.  
Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
Apr 2014 - Dec 2015
Jun 2014

79000 mi

US $770
had a rough idle so they cleaned the throttle body 
Feb 2015

87000 mi

US $150
rough idle. Replaced spark plugs. 
Mar 2015

88000 mi
Started oil test for oil leak. 
Oct 2015

92300 mi

US $1200
Struts needed to be replaced and alignment. Alignment wasn't possible due to a recall on the rear lower control arm being glued together. Toyota won't fix. Belly Plate broke and was replaced. 
Dec 2015

94000 mi
burning a quart of oil every 1000 miles. Toyota refused fix, claimed didn't burn enough oil. 
Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
May 2008 - Jan 2017
Apr 2012

69700 mi

US $600
water pump leaked 
Dec 2014

110000 mi

US $250
Ecu got messed up. Dealer replaced some fuses. 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

129000 mi
The motor burned a quart of oil internally every few weeks. There is a warranty extension for 4 cylinder RAVs and camrys to fix the issue. Basically the motor was rebuilt to remedy issue. 
Toyota RAV4 in Arizona, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2017
Mar 2014

155000 mi

US $50
The RAV4 started losing oil from the valve cover. Valve cover gasket was replaced and it has not lost any more oil in the month that has passed by since. 
Apr 2016

202200 mi

US $647
Battery light came on. Wouldn't start soon after. Replaced alternator. Water pump started making a noise. Had been slowly leaking for at least a couple of weeks 
Aug 2017

241000 mi

US $90
Changed the transmission fluid, strainer and gasket because the gasket was leaking. 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2013
May 2011

47000 mi

US $180
Right tie rods very loose, replaced them to get rid of thunk in steering. 
Dec 2011

52000 mi

US $640
Another brake job, this one with both the calipers and the pads needing to be replaced due to excessive wear. Front end this time. 
Jun 2012

57000 mi

US $2300
Tie rod was supposed to have been fixed in May 2011, had to have the entire front end replaced in June of 2012. Cost $2300. 
Jul 2012

57200 mi

US $330
Rear shocks were shot, replaced them on advice of service manager. 
Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
Oct 2011 - Mar 2014
Dec 2012

96000 mi

US $500
Alternator replaced, along with battery. 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Mar 2009 - Feb 2017
Mar 2013

32000 mi
Leaking Waterpump, timing belt tensioner, 2 recalls 
Oct 2013

37000 mi
Said water pump was leaking, had to remove oil pan, finished repair, got home and the pan was leaking, took it back and was repaired under 7 year extended warranty both trios. 
Oct 2016

43000 mi

US $655
Pat Lobb's Toyota had broken both front struts while repairing a TBS Recall on the rear stabilize, but failed to inform us. After driving it home (25 miles) we had to take it back, but dealer refused to accept responsibility for both struts. 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009

29918 mi
Catalytic converter and exhaust pipe. Warranty repair 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2009

6437 mi
Had three warning lights coming on intermittently. VSC was one of them. Warranty repair - replaced the ECM (computer) module. 
Toyota RAV4 in Kentucky, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
Jun 2011

75000 mi

US $1400
Vapor canister 
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2016 - Oct 2017
May 2016

110000 mi

US $630
Noticed gear oil on rear differential. Diagnosis was both axle seals and front coupler/seal needed to be replaced.  Also found one of the rear sway bars was broken. 
Oct 2017

114924 mi

US $571
Driveshaft had to be rebuilt. Both universal joints were shot. Symptoms were extreme vibrations while driving. 
Toyota RAV4 in Utah, United States
Jul 2016 - Oct 2016
Jul 2016

117000 mi

US $87
Radiator hose Y-connection started leaking. 
Toyota RAV4 in Vermont, United States
Jun 2016 - Oct 2017
Dec 2016

114000 mi
Excessive oil consumption. Engine is getting more and more noisy. Dealer said it was normal. 
Oct 2017

135000 mi

US $50
Dealer stated that "engine oil consumption is normal." Still must add 1 quart oil every 900-1100 miles or oil doesn't register on dipstick. 
Toyota RAV4 in New South Wales, Australia
Dec 2015 - Jun 2017
Oct 2016

89160 mi

A $285
Rocker cover gasket as well as timing cover gasket. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Sep 2017
May 2015

98120 mi

C $200
Rear sway bar links broken on both sides 
Feb 2016

105400 mi

C $50
Vehicle stability control warning light on. Yaw sensor required calibration. 
Jul 2016

107880 mi

C $350
O2 sensor replaced middle muffler replaced 
Oct 2016

110980 mi

C $260
Alternator failed. Replaced with reman 
Feb 2017

112466 mi

C $700
Severe drivetrain vibration. Driveshaft to rear had siezed joints. Driveshaft overhauled and reinstalled. Noisy suspension. Replacesd sway bar bushings Battery failed. Replaced 
Apr 2017

113768 mi

C $1100
Drive shaft to rear needed overhaul due to extreme vibration while driving 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2010
Jun 2008

9000 mi
Emergency brake needed adjustment. 
Toyota RAV4 in Queensland, Australia
Oct 2010 - Apr 2017
Nov 2010

38440 mi
Rear windscreen washer motor replaced. Seal on outside of front window loose, not repaired as not genuine window. 
Mar 2012

46500 mi

A $130
Replaced electrical circuit for brake assembly that was causing the ABS light to go on randomly. 
Aug 2013

51460 mi
Fuel tank leak from loose hose connection. Mechanic told me he thought it was from their recent service and they failed to tighten the hose properly he didn't charge for it.  
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2013
Jun 2012

54000 mi

US $512
Alternator failed and ruined the battery in the process... 
Sep 2013

72000 mi
Exhaust rotted out. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
May 2009 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

39680 mi
Water pump identified as leaking and repaired under warrantee 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

35000 mi
I have a 2007 rav4 base I4 engine, and turning the steering wheel either left or right would emit a "thunk" sound coming from the steering column and sometimes through the floor. There is a TSB on this and I heard this was common with the 06-07 year rav4. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2017
Jan 2012

44000 mi

US $99
Change Battery, flush and change brake fluid 
Apr 2015

81300 mi

US $288
Remove and replace rear stabilizer bar ,sway bar link and control link on both sides. 
Sep 2015

86000 mi

US $300
exhaust leak 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2016
Sep 2015

66000 mi
Check for oil consumption. Dealer said does not burn enough oil for repairs. 3 qts in 5000 miles. I don't think it should burn any oil at 66000 miles on engine 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2016
Feb 2016

121600 mi

US $160
differential started to leak. Mechanic replaced the seal. Oil leaked from the front struts. All four were replaced. 
May 2016

128000 mi

US $40
Fail oil consumption test. Awaiting warranty repair 
Jul 2016

128200 mi
Failed oil consumption test. Dealer replaced piston ring. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2015
Mar 2014

130000 mi
car losing oil but, not leaking onto floor. repair could cost up ward of $2000 or more. For that going to wait till next year and buy new car. Just going to add oil till then. Also recall for breaks. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2012 - Sep 2013
Nov 2012

53980 mi

C $140
front caliper seized 
Toyota RAV4 in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

111000 mi
replaced driveshaft to rear wheels - failed 
Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
Feb 2007 - Sep 2016
Aug 2015

80200 mi

US $725
New alternator. 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

150-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in Jalisco, Mexico
Nov 2012 - Jan 2017
Jan 2014

$100
Brake pump normal wear. 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota RAV4 in Iowa, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

16000 mi
Booming exhaust noise 54-60 MPH in 5th gear, goes away when shifted to 4th gear. 
Mar 2008

20000 mi
Replaced intermediate steering shaft to fix "steering knock", TSB. Replaced passenger sun visor, wouldn,t stay in place. Replaced bottom access covers on outside mirrors (they rattle at road speed and cause rattling wind noise). 

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