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Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (6%)

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Toyota RAV4 brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (46%)

< $100 (32%)

Chart based on 85 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. 
48000 mi

US $160
Brakes were making a squealing noise. Mechanic checked pads & rotors and determined there was still plenty of wear left, so no repair/replacement done. 

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2013 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

39000 mi

US $650
Brake pads and rotors, both axles 
15500 mi

C $400
Premature pad wear, replace rotors. Front brakes. 

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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. 
45880 mi

C $165
Four brakes and rotors were worn, repaired under parts warranty, repair cost is just labour. 
50000 mi

US $400
replaced front brakes 

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2012 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

108810 mi

C $470
Replaced front pads and rotors 
81000 mi

US $200
replaced brake pads 
66000 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. 
13020 mi hand brake was not holding and the pedal seemed soft 

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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. 
65100 mi

C $460
Replace both parking brake cables as they are jammed. 

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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 
106000 mi

US $1300
Pads and two rotors. 
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. 
96100 mi

C $1150
Rotors, pads replaced all around. Battery needed to be replaced. 
99820 mi Brakes squealing loudly after dealer replaced pads and rotors all around. Also, squealing noise when backing up. No parts replaced, but dealer claimed to have fixed issues. Issues persist. 
94000 mi

US $150
Rear brake rotors and pads 
83700 mi

C $990
Parking brake was stuck. Required overhall of entire parking brake and cleaning or rear wheels. 

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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. 
58900 mi

C $700
replaced front brake pads and rotors 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

68200 mi

US $1500
Pulsating pedal, had to pump the pedal for effectiveness. 
13640 mi Master cylinder failure 
81000 mi The dealer alerted me to to the brake problem when I took the car for an oil and filter change. Their estimate was nearly $500, so I got another price from a local shop recommended by a trusted friend. Pads and rotors. 

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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

43000 mi

US $491
ABS/4WD/Trac lights on. Right/Front wheel speed sensor wires cut or chewed. Wheel speed sensor replaced 
1361 mi Brake booster diagnosis and hood flutter. 
65000 mi

US $700
replace pads turn rotors 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

130820 mi

C $1800
Seized calipers and worn pads 
85800 mi

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

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

148000 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. 
112440 mi rear brake service to clean corrosion off rotors and free up calipers 
117180 mi

C $180
Replace seized emergency brake cables Seized calipers replaced 

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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

142600 mi

C $365
Right Rear Brake Caliper wouldn't release 
146320 mi

C $250
Seized caliper on right rear brake 
100000 mi

US $1500
warped rotors 
96000 mi

US $200
replaced front rotors and pads 
160000 mi

US $400
Rear brake pad set and rotor replaced. 
83000 mi

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

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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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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

64500 mi

US $50
Adjust loose parking brake 

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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

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. 
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. 
111000 mi

US $700
Rusted parking brake cable replaced 
68200 mi

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

US $100
Faulty Caliper on left front 
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. 

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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

9000 mi Emergency brake needed adjustment. 
53980 mi

C $140
front caliper seized 
105400 mi

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

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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

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

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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 
156000 mi

US $165
New rear pads installed and rotors turned. 
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

178000 mi

US $180
Traction control. 
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 
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 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

135000 mi

US $115
brake shoes replaced, hardware replaced, drums turned 
206000 mi

US $200
Caliper rattle 

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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

259000 mi

US $425
Brakes and rotors 
225000 mi

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

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