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Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Engine (34%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (6%)

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Toyota RAV4 brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (39%)

Chart based on 64 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

4960 mi LOOSE PARKING BRAKE CABLE SINCE DELIVERY 

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2013 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

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. 

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2012 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

24800 mi Front brakes pads, rotors and callipers, rear brakes, rotor and pads. 
50000.0 mi

US $400
replaced front brakes 

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2012 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

13020 mi hand brake was not holding and the pedal seemed soft 
66000.0 mi

US $425
A normal brake job on the front axel was done at about 56000 miles. By an independent shop. Only Front rotors were turned. New OEM pads were installed on the front axel only. All brake lines flushed with new brake fluid. Original pads on rear axel are 10/32 inch (about) 80 percent good. 

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2011 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

55000 mi

US $360
Dash warning lights; ABS, DSC, Brake. Next day, added Check engine, and 4wd. Happened twice, none since then. Dealer recommended replacing a $2140 brake actuator part. Would have to wait 7 to 10 days to receive the part. Express shipping NA. 

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2011 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

5000 mi As delivered the parking brake would not hold the car if there was even a shallow slope. Dealer re-adjusted the parking brake to specification and solved the problem 
58000 mi

US $100
Rear brake pads bound in caliper, causing uneven premature wear and damaged rear disks. Replaced pads and disks. 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

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. 
67000 mi

US $1300
Brake pad, rotors etc. and parking brake cable/cover and two recall items. 
63700 mi

US $280
- Seized parts. Slides, pins, boots etc. Brakes were not grabbing. 
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. 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

74000 mi

US $250
Replaced rear brake pads and performed alignment. 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

13640 mi Master cylinder failure 
68200 mi

US $1500
Pulsating pedal, had to pump the pedal for effectiveness. 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

132980 mi Rear brake seized 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

1361.0 mi Brake booster diagnosis and hood flutter. 
43000 mi

US $491
ABS/4WD/Trac lights on. Right/Front wheel speed sensor wires cut or chewed. Wheel speed sensor replaced 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

85800 mi

US $1600
Brakes engaged while driving. Had vehicle towed. All calipers and rotors had to be replaced, brake fluid replaced. 
130820 mi

C $1800
Seized calipers and worn pads 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

91740 mi rear brake service to clean corrosion off rotors and free up calipers 
148000.0 mi

US $380
Replace front brake rotors and pads 
85120 mi

C $550
Rear left caliper had seized. Rear brake pads, rotors and left caliper were replaced, system was bled out, tires were rotated and inspected and an oil, lube and filter was done. 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

turbocharged 134hp 2.2L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

83000 mi

£180
Parking brake stuck on. Shop stripped cleaned and replaced brake shoes, readjusted. 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

83000 mi

US $250
Replaced all brakes and rotors. Broke lose a seized caliper pin. 
96000.0 mi

US $200
replaced front rotors and pads 
1000 mi Hand brake needed to be raised very high for it to grab. It isn't normal as none of the others do it but they won't fix it since it still works. 
160000.0 mi

US $400
Rear brake pad set and rotor replaced. 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

24800 mi

C $285
lubricated pins etc 
118800 mi

US $622
calipers on the rear wheel had to be replaced. rotors and pads 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

81840 mi

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

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

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. 
67000 mi

US $400
Left rear wheel sensor failed, causing the 4WD, ABS, ASC, and Brake lights to illuminate on the instrument panel. 
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. 
42000 mi

US $100
Faulty Caliper on left front 
111000 mi

US $700
Rusted parking brake cable replaced 
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. 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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. 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

105400 mi

C $50
Vehicle stability control warning light on. Yaw sensor required calibration. 
9000 mi Emergency brake needed adjustment. 
53980 mi

C $140
front caliper seized 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

150-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

55580 mi

$100
Brake pump normal wear. 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

117700 mi

US $350
Brake booster replaced 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

10000 mi "Clunk" after using parking brake. Covered by Toyota TSB "if customer complains". 
10000 mi Repaired with TSB - updated brake parts. 
49000 mi Stuck pin, abnormal pad wear. Pins required greasing. 
92000 mi Brake, ABS, and VSC lights would come on for no reason at all. 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

71700 mi

US $150
Caliper bolt froze not allowing pads to float. Had to replace caliper 
117700 mi

US $1190
Brake booster failure. Brake booster was replaced. 

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2005 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

383800 mi

US $250
Right rear parking brake cable froze up and had to be repalaced 

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2005 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

51460 mi Front disks, pads, calipers 
73160 mi

C $510
Front ABS system: Pads and Rotors; free play adjustment on pedal; requested slack removal on emergy br. cable..Had to return vehicle to shop on following day for a proper 'pressure line bleed' due to spongy pedal play. 

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2005 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

74000 mi

US $30
past few months, after it rains or a car wash,ABS, traction control,stability control warning lights stay lit x2-3 days. During oil change,asked my mechanic to run diagnostic; showed issue, he recommended dealer eval next time time lights on 
178000 mi

US $180
Traction control. 
146000 mi

US $146
Front brake caliper on one side was frozen and discovered to cause accelerated brake pad wear when replacing pads/rotors. Replaced caliper and bled brake system. 
149000 mi

US $135
Master brake cylinder was bypassing/leaking internally causing the brake pedal to slowly sink to the floor at stoplights. Replaced master cylinder, bled the system. 

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2005 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

142366 mi

C $124
caliper slider seized, replaced front slider pin 

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2004 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

197000.0 mi

US $50
Rear pads wearing down every 6 months due to seized calipers. Have replaced calipers multiple times with no improvement. 

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2004 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

309300 mi replaced rear brake pads, caliper, and rotor 

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2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

206000 mi

US $200
Caliper rattle 
135000.0 mi

US $115
brake shoes replaced, hardware replaced, drums turned 

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2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

131500 mi

US $70
Traction control sensor has failed. Replacement required removal of the front right wheel and manually plugging the new sensor 

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1997 Toyota RAV4

Engine not specified

225000 mi

US $700
Master cylinder bad, brake fluid old, whole system replaced. 

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