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Toyota RAV4 Most Common Problems (All Years)

63
water pump
51
oxygen sensor
41
damper / shock absorber
35
ignition coil pack
35
wheel bearing / hub
33
alternator
32
strut (suspension)
29
end link or bushing for stabilizer bar
17
entire transmission
17
muffler or resonator
15
differential seal / pinion seal
14
brake caliper
14
exterior trim / body side molding / roof molding
13
viscous or electronic coupling (AWD)
11
evap vapor vent canister
10
A/C compressor
10
control arm / tension strut / thrust arm / lateral link
10
stabilizer bar (sway bar), entire unit replaced
9
A/C recharge (no parts replaced)
9
exhaust flex pipe / mid pipe / tail pipe
 
7   14   21   28   35   42   49   56   63   70  
Chart is based on 1774 vehicles in TrueDelta's reliability survey.
These are the problems owners most commonly reported on TrueDelta's Car Reliability Survey. For many models not all entries have been coded yet, so focus on the relative numbers rather than the absolute numbers. Usually when people say "they all have this problem," the problem in question actually affects between 10 percent and 20 percent of all cars. We aren't counting wear items like brake pads and rotors that truly do require periodic replacement on all cars.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Materials And Workmanship of the 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Toyota RAV4 Materials And Workmanship: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2020 4dr SUV 176-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Sounds silly but my huge complaint is that the doors don't close. I don't mean you can't close them but they require either a constant pressure or a hard push. Every car I have ever owned if you started to close the door with any reasonable push it would complete with some built in hinge assistance. Not the Rav4. This was true of my 20 10 also. full 2020 Toyota RAV4 review