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2013 Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Engine (7%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (20%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (36%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 59 repairs.
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2013 Toyota RAV4 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (5%)

$100 - $499 (9%)

< $100 (86%)

Chart based on 43 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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2013 Toyota RAV4

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Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2016 - Mar 2017
Nov 2016

42160 mi

C $170
Had to replace battery 

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2013 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

Toyota RAV4 in Arizona, United States
Oct 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

4000 mi
Had to take passenger door completely apart and readjust window regulator due to poor assembly then foamed. Rattle in dash due to "Excessive Clearance" in radio garnish. Applied foam to contact points and rattles ceased. 
Toyota RAV4 in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Oct 2013 - Mar 2017
Nov 2013

9900 mi
rubber weatherstripping on windshield cowl came loose new cowl installed under warranty 
Nov 2015

27900 mi
Fabric on door panel came unglued - new panel installed 
Toyota RAV4 in Florida, United States
Jun 2014 - Mar 2017
Jun 2015

22000 mi
Car did not start. Had Toyota care send tow truck to jump it to get it started and went to Toyota. They replaced the battery after checking the system. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2017
Dec 2016

66000 mi
Rough, dry starts. Oil control valve and cam gear replaced per TSB. Replacement gear also defective, replaced again along with camshaft. Dry starts continue. 
Toyota RAV4 in Maryland, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2017
Oct 2015

26500 mi

US $415
Loose screw damaged left front caliper and pads. The problem created excessive vibration and noise. Both front calipers and pads were replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Louisiana, United States
Jul 2013 - Aug 2016
Nov 2013

6300 mi
Rattle in dash. No parts replaced. Dash was just put more securely on. No more rattles. 
Oct 2014

23000 mi
Molding under roof rails would pop out under a high powered blower (car wash). Molding replaced. 
Nov 2014

23700 mi
The panel for the sunroof and interior light was separating from the ceiling. Replaced the part and it did not fix (made it worse). Will have it in again this month to re-evaluate with the manager and a Toyota rep. They snapped the panel back in successfully, but forgot to attach the microphone for bluetooth. 
Jan 2015

25000 mi
They forgot to put in the microphone for the bluetooth when they replaced my sunroof/light panel. It was reattached and working fine. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2013
May 2013

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

Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

26040 mi
Blew driver side door speaker. 
Toyota RAV4 in Utah, United States
May 2014 - Dec 2015
Jul 2014

9700 mi
The seatbelt adjuster had a rattle. Dealer tried to fix, but rattle continued. The part was then replaced under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
Oct 2013

3200 mi
Door trim became detached. Windshield trim came loose. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2013 - Mar 2017
Mar 2014

3720 mi
drivers side heated seat stopped working dealer replaced switch works fine 
Toyota RAV4 in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2014 - Dec 2016
Nov 2014

32300 mi
Lower plastic door trim replaced. Trim pulled away from door. Passenger side. 
Dec 2014

33000 mi
Roof rack trim popped out during car wash visit. Trim replaced. Trim popped off again. Took back to dealer. They taped it back on. No repairs since. 
May 2015

35700 mi
Glove box broken. Repaired by dealer free of charge 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Nov 2013 - Feb 2017
Jan 2014

6300 mi
Drivers side exterior trim on roof channels came loose and needed to be glued back into place 
May 2015

9900 mi
Rear power liftgate rattling. 
Aug 2015

11000 mi
Check engine light, AWD warning and Traction control lights all were on. 
Dec 2015

14000 mi
Roof channel trim came loose while driving. Not held in very well, as very easy to remove by hand. 
Feb 2016

15500 mi
Rear liftgate linear actuator issue 
Oct 2016

21000 mi

US $120
Drivers seat squeaking during any movement or driver. 
Jan 2017

25000 mi

US $400
Rear differential slipping 
Feb 2017

25000 mi
Torque converter failed 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2013 - Mar 2017
Aug 2014

10820 mi
Driver seat belt base in pillar B. Dealer replaced part - rattle still present but less often 
Toyota RAV4 in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2017
Mar 2017

65000.0 mi

US $46
Headlight was intermittently not coming on, eventually failed and was replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2016 - Apr 2017
Mar 2016

40300 mi
Noise problem with the drivetrain that was acknowledged but never fixed by Toyota. 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Jul 2015 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017 The car started having trouble shifting into 5th gear. It would hand, clunk and rev before settling in. Then it had trouble going into reverse. Told that transmission was going out. Decided to trade for a new car. 
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2015 - May 2017
Mar 2015

29000 mi
cannot start 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2016
May 2015

41500 mi
The car was vibrating between 30-45 mph with little throttle. Vibration at low speeds. Dealer replaced torque converter. 
Toyota RAV4 in Mexico, Mexico
Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
Dec 2013

4960 mi
electric trunk door malfunction 
Toyota RAV4 in New Brunswick, Canada
Oct 2013 - Apr 2017
Aug 2015

18600 mi
Power lift gate passenger-side arm was noisy. Dealer replaced under warrenty 
May 2016

24140 mi
Replace drivers side power door strut as was making noise when power door closed. replaced under warranty 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2013 - Mar 2017
Apr 2016

35220 mi
Drivers seat belt replaced under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
Aug 2015

21000 mi
Bluetooth/navigation. Nothing was done. Dealer kept dodging the problem. 
Toyota RAV4 in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2017
Jun 2013

2000 mi
bad fuel injector 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2013 - Nov 2016
Dec 2014

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. 
Jan 2016

36700 mi
replaced torque for second time and problem still exists. now dealer is suggesting to replace transmission. 
Mar 2016

55000 mi
Dealer replaced transmission and transmission cooler due to leaking cooler resulting in contaminated fluid entering and damaging transmission 
Nov 2016

70000 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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2017
Oct 2013

1000 mi
Rattle/Squeak in front dash - Nav/Radio surround 
Jul 2016

16200 mi
update and replace dim display for nav system 
Toyota RAV4 in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2017
Nov 2013

12000 mi
Power strut for back (rear) door failed and both struts were replaced under warantee 
Sep 2016

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 2017
Dec 2014

10000 mi
Roof rubber strip under rack came loose on highway, started banging on side of car. Small strip of two sided tape holds rubber within trough. Dealer replaced, indicated they see this often and usually caused by car wash water pressure. 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2013 - Mar 2017
Dec 2016

24180 mi

C $526
Drivers front door would not LOCK / UNLOCK with remote or electronically at all. Door Actuator needed to be replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Maryland, United States
Nov 2013 - Jan 2014
Nov 2013

1000 mi
Right front speaker was not functioning. 
Dec 2013

2000 mi
Ticking noise in steering when turning the wheel left of center. 
Toyota RAV4 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Feb 2013 - Mar 2017
Mar 2015

8680 mi
Battery too low to start car; boost given under Toyota roadside assistance. This was after 5 days not used. 
Apr 2015

8780 mi
Asked that previously reported problem with low battery be checked. I was told there is no problem - we are not driving enough. Solution is for me to install a trickle charger. 
Oct 2015

10640 mi

C $55
Car has had two boost starts in past two years. Dealer says no problem with systems. Issue is driving pattern; trips are too short. I bought and installed a trickle charger. 
Nov 2016

14140 mi
Replace leaking left rear shock. 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
Apr 2013 - Apr 2017
Oct 2013

3500 mi
Rubber extrusion on LH cowl at btm of windshield was loose. (A problem reported on RAV4 forum). Dealer replaced entire cowl - a $400+ part. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Apr 2013 - Jul 2014
May 2014

15000 mi
Fabric liner on right front door inner panel peeling off / bubbling. 

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