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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%)

Chart based on 1548 repairs.
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Toyota RAV4 engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (34%)

< $100 (39%)

Chart based on 396 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

24000 mi The car had repeated episodes of all the dashboard warning lights coming on with a warning to take to the dealer. At first it seemed to happen when going over a pothole or bump, but it occurred several times without that happening. The dealer was unable to find or replicate the problem and said we'd need to bring it in when it happens so they can see it. We have not had the opportunity to do so. 

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2015 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

8680 mi When local shop checked the Oil Filter slot, ie first Oil change, they found no Filter cartridge in the slot, ie it came out of Factory that way. Update: there was an earlier oil change, and the dealer didn't install the filter then. 

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2014 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

55180 mi Leaking water pump replacement. 

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2013 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

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. 

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2013 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

2000 mi bad fuel injector 
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. 
29000 mi cannot start 
62 mi

C $280
Wiring chewed by rodents while parked at airport . Some replacement, some repair after vehicle towed. 

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2012 Toyota RAV4

Engine not specified

49000 mi

US $120
Ordered used Fuel Vapor Charcoal canister. Check engine light stays on and LSD light is flashing. I replaced the canister myself. That repaired the issue. 

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2012 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

52700 mi

C $1100
Tapping sound in right front of engine for about two weeks got worse. Bearings gone in water pump. 

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2012 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

42000 mi oil leak, timing chain gasket covered under warranty. 
16000 mi Engine losing coolant as indicated in the reservoir. Exactly the same issue I had with my 2006 RAV4 Limited V-6 engine; you can smell coolant after driving and then parking in the garage. Dealer topped off coolant reservoir. 

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2012 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

53000 mi The head gasket had a leak. The dealer made the repairs under power-train warranty. 
10020 mi

C $77
the indicator light for engine and auto LSD came on. Took it in to the dealer, no major problem, but I needed a new fuel sensor. 
10540 mi Engine sensor replaced. at no cost under waranty 
52000 mi

US $350
water pump replaced 

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2012 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

51460 mi Oxygen sensor replaced 
50840 mi

C $866
02 sensor and MAF sensor 
2000 mi Twice the engine has revved up to 6-7k then died. It would start correctly the next time. The dealer did verify that I did have a high rev but said it was much lower than that. 

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2011 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

40700 mi

US $300
replaced 02 Oxygen sensor 
50000 mi

US $600
Rear engine mounts (n=2) cracked. 

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2011 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

48000 mi Oxygen sensor 
75500 mi

US $1400
"Check engine", 4WD, traction lights came on. Dealer said "water in evap system"; couldn't explain what or why this occurred, but said 4WD wouldn't work unless we did repair. Were on a long trip, so we agreed to the repair. 
106000 mi

US $1300
Throttle body cleaning. 

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2011 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

21000 mi 2 oxygen sensors went bad, first bank 1 sensor 2 then a few days later bank 1 sensor 1. Both were replaced under warranty at no cost. 
25420 mi Started vehicle, foot on brake, engine immediately revved to 6,000 RPM+ and stayed there until I turned vehicle off. Next start attempt OK. A week later, same thing. Took to dealer concerned about "unintended acceleration". Nothing found. 
80000 mi

US $535
Coil injector #4 died, replaced spark plugs as well, price included a syn oil change 
131000 mi

US $280
Oxygen sensor 
93000 mi

C $200
Front and rear oxygen sensors replaced, only front was faulty but system was reporting rear sensor code. Windows stuck open, extensive troubleshooting showed normal wiring and switches, all fuses and relays okay. Manually rolled up each window using small battery and wiring harness. Resetting the ECU seemed to clear the problem (disconnecting battery) although no codes were present. 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

41540 mi Replace leaking rear crank seal. 
35960 mi Had to add coolant,1l/2weeks.No sign of external leaks.4 trips to dealer still no fix. Also transmission,drive shaft,left front axle,rear shocks,sunroof seal,front brake pads were replaced in the 2 years that I owned the truck. 
28300 mi Replaced fuel filter 
45260 mi Leaking water pump 
49600 mi Vehicle was sluggish and did not feel as responsive as normal. Dealer indicated computer problem with MAF sensor. Computer reset appears to have fixed issue. 
100000 mi

US $500
Normal Maintenance to include new spark plugs and pcv valve 
122000 mi

US $250
Water pump started to make noise. Replaced water pump 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

43000 mi

US $250
valve cover leak, gasket replaced 
23240 mi Check engine and vehicle skid dash lights lit up. Took to dealership. They say that the series of OBD codes according to a TSB indicate moisture in the charcoal canister. Several parts were replaced and added. 
144200 mi

US $285
Had to replace what is known as the pathetic charcoal filter for when a person overfills their tank. Toyota wanted 1000 just for the part!! 
187000 mi

US $400
Radiator hose leaked. Needed new hose 
59000 mi Engine went into limp mode causing drive-ability problems due to a vacuum hose that would not say seated. Dealer just glued the hose in place so it would not slip out again. 
Codes P0441 and P2420. Evap. emission pressure switching valve is stuck off - charcoal canister replacement. Replaced charcoal canister. Part#: 77740-0R010 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

62000 mi Replaced noisy camshaft gears per TSB. Dealer replaced no charge even though mileage was slightly over 60,000 mile power train warrenty limit. 
2000 mi Check engine light illuminated, along with other warning lights. My wife took the Rav4 to the dealer. They said the gas cap was not tight enough, so they tightened it. The warning lights are now out. The problem hasn't recurred. 
103200 mi

US $722
Water pump, leak was so small it seems that the recommendation was just to make revenue 
70000 mi

US $250
Replaced water pump 
56000 mi

US $400
O2 Sensors (2) replaced 
69440 mi Engine rattling and noise every morning at first start up. Took it back to the dealer, they had to open up the engine and have a plastic part next to the camshaft replaced, I didn't know the name of that part. But the problem's gone when repair done. 
85000 mi

US $1407
Lights on dashboard - Trac. control, Check Engine and 4WD. Plus cruise control stopped working. Took car to dealer. Assessed the problem to be with charcoal canister, pipes, and filler-pipe. Entire system had to be replaced for $1400+! 
52700 mi

US $500
Water pump leaking. 
56000 mi Noise at 40 mph especially on inclines. 
19000 mi

$750
Pulley replacement. Noisy engine even at full stop. It happened two weeks after the 30,000 km revision. 
6500 mi replaced gas tank and hoses as per TSB. Check engine lights came on, as well as the 4wd light ans the cruise control didnt work through this process. 
6500 mi Service engine light came on as well as 4wd light. We had no cruise control either. Took to the dealer and they had to replace the gas tank and all of the lines connecting to the tank. There was a TSB on the issue. 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

58200 mi Transmission whine & deteriorating shift quality. Drain & fill fluid 2x (myself) - it was very dark and definitely burnt. Took to Toyota. Toyota service:TSB 0192-10 phase 1 (replace engine mounts) of 2 (2nd is trans swap) 
69000 mi

US $10
What Toyota calls "EFI Service", cleaned throttle body (air filter was still fine), and seafoam in fuel & through brake booster vacuum line. Cured slightly rough idle 
83000 mi Water pump replaced under extended warranty 
88700 mi Oxygen sensor replaced 
95800 mi Squeaking noise.. First trip, belt was replaced. on 2nd trip, Toyota actually diagnosed it as bad tensioner pulley.. 
120800 mi P0137 bank 1 sensor 2. They replaced o2 sensor (again - 2nd time within year and a half replace this sensor ). They insist there is not some other issue causing o2 sensor to fail 
45000 mi

US $300
Replaced rear O2 sensor 
9300 mi

C $80
Hose off cat converter 
22320 mi

C $500
Water pump leaking, required replacement 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

52700 mi some oil valve malfunctioning. 
95720 mi

C $550
engine chk light, awd light and other light on. 
121520 mi

C $3000
cylinder head gasket leaking 
62000 mi Water pump bearing failure, a seemingly common problem with 2006-2009 V6 RAV4's. 
66100 mi Coolant level dropping - cooling system checked, no leaks found. 
89000 mi Replacement water pump (installed less than 3 years ago under extended warranty) leaking, not yet replaced but monitoring coolant levels. 
65500 mi

US $200
Oxygen sensor 
90000 mi

US $350
Oxygen sensor 2nd 
6000 mi #2 fuel/air ratio sensor bad. dealer ordered and replaced sensor 
14000 mi Indications: engine trouble light, plus vehicle stability light and 4-wd light. Replaced mass air flow sensor 
28000 mi

US $500
electronic fuel injector(s) were dirty. Flushed and cleaned. 
20000 mi

US $760
R&R water pump 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

81000 mi Limited Service Campaiogn (LSC) install Smart Stop Technology Upgrade 
19300 mi

US $43
Water Pump leaking 
85000 mi

US $1600
Cartridge replaced in emissions system 
92000 mi

US $350
Oxygen Sensor replaced 
151000 mi

US $220
Bearing on water pump failing. 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

66000 mi

US $8
Noise when starting vehicle - mechanic inspected vehicle, found bearing bad in water pump. Replaced water pump under extended warranty. Grinding/rattle noise when cold-starting car. Determined the problem was in the exhaust cam (per TSB). Replace exhaust cam gear. Did not fix problem. Replace intake cam gear (per another TSB). Grinding noise gone. 
51000 mi Brought car in for an oil change and they replaced the water pump which they said had a leak. I never saw a leak. It was covered under the original warranty 
19840 mi Water pump was found leaking. Replaced under original factory warranty. 
72540 mi Replace the short block 
99000 mi

US $100
Camshaft timing gear was replaced due to rattle on cold start up. Would have been 2k if not for warranty (after market). There is a TSB out for it from Toyota, found it myself 
148000 mi

US $100
leaky radiator hose connector where multiple hoses connect 
54000 mi Oxygen Sensor (Lower) 
49000 mi Water pump showed signs of leakage when dealer completed oil change. Water pump was replaced for free under the limited powertrain warranty. 
56000 mi Water pump that was previously replaced under warranty 12 mo. ago was defective and was replaced again. No charge - still under warranty. 
61380 mi

C $80
Air intake hose was loose, which resulted in the Check Engine light. 
76880 mi

C $230
Engine light, 4wd light and traction control light came on all at once. Mechanic had to diagnose and replace oxygen sensor. 

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2008 Toyota RAV4

Engine not specified

81000 mi Engine Blown 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

38300 mi Car was in for 40,000 service. Mechanic found a leak in water pump. This was replaced with new unit as a warranty item. (I was unaware of a problem) 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

109000 mi

US $50
Random misfire threw engine code. Replaced spark plugs, issue resloved. 
8000 mi After accelerating, a strong sulphur smell is detected in the passenger compartment. Seems to be worse when the A/C is in recirculate mode. No relevant TSB's seem to apply to my VIN. They say it's "normal". 
19000 mi Transmission whine per T-SB-0192-10. Phase 1 performed, specifically replacing mounts and dampers to solve a whining noise. The noise was still there, so a new transmission was ordered. 
43000 mi Noisy water pump--bad bearing. 
56000 mi 02 sensor died 
56300 mi catalytic converter had a hole in it. 
57400 mi Fuel pump stopped working 
62000 mi

US $150
Noise coming from rear that sounded like a pump was running. happened at various times. Spent 3 days trying to diagnose, but no luck. Could be fuel vapor release pumps failing? Spent money to diagnose, but no resolution. 
42600 mi Water pump was leaking coolant at a slow rate. Coolant got onto the drive belt, causing squeaking. Belt was replaced as it had coolant on it, and was not covered under warranty, but it was borderline needing replacement anyway. 
101000 mi

US $280
O2 sensor replaced 
123000 mi

US $860
Replaced water pump 
31252 mi Reprogrammed Computer 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

24800 mi Also not a recall but preventative - Water pump was leaking. 
59820 mi water pump on warranty, was leaking 
85000 mi

US $900
water pump bearing failed. 
65000 mi Transmission mounts 
70700 mi

US $750
Water Pump Failed 
70800 mi

US $900
Water pump grinding. Replaced. 
30000 mi Transmission making noise. Problem with isolator mounts on transmission and drive shaft. Dealer replaced transmission and drive shaft isolation mounts under warranty this solved the problem. 
48400 mi

C $315
Noisy muffler. Replaced with new one. 
49360 mi Code P2195. Engine, 4WD, and VSC lights on. A/F Ratio sensor, part #89467-0R020 replaced. Exhaust manifold had to be removed since the sensor was seized in place. N/C because of Extended Warranty. 
63240 mi

C $47
Muffler was split. Replaced under muffler manufacturer's warranty. I paid for gasket and labour. 
60000 mi water pump failure 
150000 mi

US $260
Replaced muffler. 
91800 mi Air/Fuel sensor had to be replaced. 
14000 mi Air bag light on. 
11780 mi 2 stage TSB for gearbox whining noise; stage 1: replace some rubber parts (engine/gearbox supports) - DONE; stage 2: gearbox should be replaced if stage 1 failed. - NOT DONE YET 
13640 mi

C $1900
replaced catalyst converter 
87500 mi

US $650
Water pump broke 
3000 mi Antifreeze smell shop said there was too much coolant they drained some out, ran a pressure test and called it good. 
22300 mi Water pump was leaking. Mechanic discovered the problem while in for an oil change and oil hose. 
36000 mi Humming noise from fuel pump; 1st visit was to confirm and order resistor 
36000 mi Fuel pump noise. Hum seems a little louder than before the service. I'll probably ask for another opinion when I take my car in for the side-curtain airbag recall. 
65000 mi Grating or rattling noise on start (intermittent) 
78000 mi Grinding noise. Thought it was solenoid sticking on starter. Techs looked, determined starter fine. Noise is VVTI cam rattle. Nothing they can do about it short of major repairs that would be out of pocket. Since the problem is intermittent and only on startup, they said it likely is cosmetic. No work done outside of diagnosis. 
20000 mi Oil line change 
68000 mi Water pump replaced due to leak. 
27280 mi VVT oil supply hose replaced. 
42160 mi

C $280
Slush and ice buildup on unprotected vapor canister filter assy. Pulled unit off of underside. New unit installed with an optional shield now offered on newer models. Very poor engineering for a suv in a winter climate! 
60760 mi engine knock.. discovered water pump was failing. Dealer replaced it and covered it under warranty 
61380 mi after car returned from replacement of water pump, it began taking a long time (4seconds)for initial start. Car engine would turn over but would take lengthy time to start. Dealer replaced Fuel Pump. Toyota paid rest of cost, about $1,000. car continued to take a lengthy time to start after fuel pump was replaced. Dealer then replaced fuel resistor. No charge. 
68000 mi Engine sounded like a diesel engine. Service technician identified the car needed a new water pump 
125000 mi

US $700
Needed to replace water pump 
211000 mi

US $240
water pump replaced. still under warranty 
61040 mi

C $280
Water pump leaking. Replaced water pump from dealer by independent shop. 
68000 mi

US $800
replace water pump 
74400 mi oil leak timing cover 
34100 mi

C $700
Fuel tank canister, warning lights on, no other symptoms. 
61380 mi water pump bearing wearing out and getting very noisy 
77500 mi

C $960
Replaced water pump 
160000 mi

US $1142
Left #1 and #2 Camshaft Timing Oil Control Valves removed and replaced Bank 1 Ignition coils and spark plugs replaced. 
77000 mi Noise when vehicle is idling. Parts ordered to stop noise. Engine was making noise. Idle pulley had to be replaced. Noise still happens sometimes, but not others. 
54000 mi

US $450
Slow start, cleaned intake and replaced battery. 
37200 mi just under 61K - water pump started to growl. Covered under powertrain warranty but that only had 3 months left on it. 
37200 mi Dealership didnt top-off reservoir for coolant after they replaced water pump. Service adviosr was told this and he put in WIPER fuild. Now system needs to be entirely flushed. 
20460 mi

C $5120
Water pump replaced..coolant leak. New brake pads and resurfaced rotors. 
29760 mi

C $35
water in muffler. 
80600 mi

C $400
sensor 
60000 mi Water pump was leaking 2 days after I had the vehicle the noise happened and I had to take it in to check. The dealer service dept found the problem and replaced the water pump. 
34000 mi Was misfiring an all cylinders. after restart problem went away and mechanics didn't know what happened 
60000 mi Water pump leaking. Replaced water pump 
75000 mi Muffler rusted through. They put screwdriver through the muffler but still said it is normal. Muffler is on the same pipe as converter and they did not want to deal with it. So I will have to find a shop which can replace only muffler for me. 
98000 mi Bought replacement muffler but never installed it. I used putty to cover the muffler holes and it did help a little. 
34000 mi Water pump replaced at 33K. Cannot prove but dealer may have bent oil pan during repair. Bend was noticed later during an oil change. 
38640 mi

C $128
clamp came off hose going to part of radiator and antifreeze leaked out 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

79189 mi

US $191
Engine decarbonization, flush fuel injection system, clean air induction system. 
51700 mi

US $29
Noticed early in owning that I got lot less oil in drain pan than I put in at oil change. I read online comments about 2.4 engine in my VIN range with consumption problem. Dealer did a 1000 mile test and report it is within spec. I disagree. 
66100 mi Engine consuming excessive quantity of oil. Failed dealer consume test. Dealer did new short block and ring kit replacement. 
58000 mi

US $300
Cracked water pump 
77000 mi

US $100
Replaced leaking water pump, serpentine belt 
38000 mi

US $750
Muffler replaced. All brakes redone. 
94000 mi

US $790
Check engine light on due to oil sludge. 
59409 mi Replaced failed water pump. Performed a couple of recalls. Replaced failed water pump 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

71300 mi

C $500
Base pan rusted out. Did not get it fixed. Tired of Toyota service department always reaching into my wallet. Traded in the RAV4 and did not buy another Toyota product. 
86200 mi

US $50
Using oil. About 1.5 quarts between changes. Have letter from Toyota about problem. Having oil consumption test run for next 3000 miles. 
87000 mi Engine using oil. Had oil consumption test done. Not burning enough oil for warranty repair. 
112220 mi

C $45
Engine was rebuilt by dealer and paid for by Toyota Canada. An oil consumption test was performed as routine maintenance last last year and the engine failed. this is a warranty repair. the engine burns oil at a rate higher than specified. 
102000 mi

US $280
Muffler replacement 
124100 mi

US $330
Engine burned too much oil. 
24000 mi

US $190
leaking water pump replaced, air cabin filter also replaced 
19500 mi water pump leaking, replaced Water Pump replaced 
66340 mi

C $500
Leaking Water Pump 
31920 mi Water pump was leaking ...covered under warranty ... no charge at all .. this is a 2008 !! 

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2007 Toyota RAV4

Engine not specified

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

115300 mi

US $178
replaced faulty ignition coil 
85000 mi

US $700
Water pump replaced. 
110000 mi

US $370
Bad O2 sensor caused CEL. 
172200 mi

US $850
Replace the heater core. Replaced coolant, a/c, etc, Also tires balance/rotate. Wheel alignment, Oil Change & lube, etc. Full maintenance. 
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 
58000 mi Water pump started making noise, which the dealer decided needed to be replaced. 
27000 mi Bad water pump--completely bad and undrivable, not just a leak 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

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 
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. 
36000 mi

US $374
Rusty muffler causing noises. 
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. 
60000 mi

US $600
water pump and muffler replaced 
59000 mi

US $1
Replace leaking water pump 
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. 
91000 mi

US $400
Muffler had rusted through on the top. Had to cut it out and replace it. 
92260 mi

C $120
Service engine light came on. Code reader indicated B2 S2 oxygen sensor reading low. Replaced sensor with new part. 
106020 mi

C $970
Water pump started to make loud Rattling noise. Dealer service replaced water pump and replaced serpentine belt. 
123300 mi

C $245
ignition coil 
135160 mi Engine light came on scanned found ignition coil was bad. Replaced ignition coil Muffler has perforation from rust, replaced under a recall 
161820 mi

C $600
Water pump noisy. Replaced, along with serpentine belt. 
72000 mi

US $760
Water Pump failure - pump replaced 
112000 mi

US $300
Check Engine light + 4wd + vsc light came on. Diagnosed as DTC P0352 #2 Igniter DTC. Replaced #2 Cylinder Ignition Coil. 
141000 mi

US $300
hole in muffler. 
191700 mi

US $200
Replace failing coil on #4 cyl 
43000 mi

US $985
Water pump bearing failure 
8000 mi Evap canister had leak. CEL came on.  
23000 mi Evap canister leak. 
109000 mi

US $1000
Water pump replacement 
48000 mi Waterpump making noise, determined that was main problem. Idler bearing making noise, replaced with new. Covered by extended warranty. 
31000 mi water pump bearing failure, common problem on 2006-2008 rav4 Replaced water pump 
93000 mi

C $630
Fuel to air ratio sensor required replacement. Problem was indicated by check engine light 
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. 
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. 
36600 mi

US $700
Water pump failed and needed to be replaced. 
70000 mi

US $100
Replaced a motor mount. 
47300 mi engine had 2 bad valves 
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. 
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. 
81000 mi

US $807
There was a leak at the water pump. Replaced water pump and refilled cooling system. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
127000 mi

US $872
Rattling noise from right rear. Trouble shot to loose baffles inside muffler which was replaced about 15 months ago. Replaced the muffler. 
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 
33200 mi

US $700
Replace water pump. 
47000 mi

US $1155
Water pump leaking; replaced. 
60000 mi

US $170
Oxygen sensor failed. tripped code P0606, illuminating check engine light, all whell drive light, and stability control light. 
74000 mi

US $1600
Evaporative emissions canister failed. 
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. 
52000 mi muffler replacement 
54000 mi water pump 
71300 mi

C $1200
Water pump making rattling noise. Told it was bearing failure. Had to replace it (ridiculous cost and only at 115000km) 
44000 mi

US $400
Also had water pump replaced under warranty. 
48000 mi

US $360
Replaced water pump but warranty covered it 
50000 mi Something with timing system that required them to pull the engine out of the car 
57000 mi Replacement of water pump 
72000 mi CEL, VSC and 4WD lights came on. Turned out to be a fuel/emissions sensor that was replaced under warranty 
109000 mi

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

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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. 
69700 mi

US $600
water pump leaked 
110000 mi

US $250
Ecu got messed up. Dealer replaced some fuses. 
32000 mi Leaking Waterpump, timing belt tensioner, 2 recalls 
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. 
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. 
202200 mi

US $647
Water pump started making a noise. Had been slowly leaking for at least a couple of weeks 
79000 mi

US $770
had a rough idle so they cleaned the throttle body 
87000 mi

US $150
rough idle. Replaced spark plugs. 
88000 mi Started oil test for oil leak. 
94000 mi burning a quart of oil every 1000 miles. Toyota refused fix, claimed didn't burn enough oil. 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

75000 mi

US $1400
Vapor canister 
29918 mi Catalytic converter and exhaust pipe. Warranty repair 
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 
107880 mi

C $350
O2 sensor replaced middle muffler replaced 
86000 mi

US $300
exhaust leak 
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.  
72000 mi Exhaust rotted out. 
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. 
39680 mi Water pump identified as leaking and repaired under warrantee 
6437 mi Had three warning lights coming on intermittently. VSC was one of them. Warranty repair - replaced the ECM (computer) module. 
114000 mi Excessive oil consumption. Engine is getting more and more noisy. Dealer said it was normal. 
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. 
117000 mi

US $87
Radiator hose Y-connection started leaking. 
128000 mi

US $40
Fail oil consumption test. Awaiting warranty repair 
128200 mi Failed oil consumption test. Dealer replaced piston ring. 
89160 mi

A $285
Rocker cover gasket as well as timing cover gasket. 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

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

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2006 Toyota RAV4

Engine not specified

44020 mi

C $600
Ignition coil 1 replaced 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

62500 mi There was a recall that I forgot about for an oil hose. The hose busted. Toyota towed in my vehicle and fixed it for free even though I was out of warranty. 
123000 mi Oil line broke under warranty. 
130000 mi

US $98
Coil plugs went bad and replaced all six. This should last me 40k miles or so before needing to be replaced again. 
153100 mi

US $100
Front coil went bad, replaced. 
169000 mi

US $50
Coil replaced. 
183000 mi

US $65
Replaced all coils with some used ones hoping these should be better than the cheap china ones. Time will tell. 
83000 mi

US $2500
During both-axles brake pad & rotor resurface job, oil leak from timing cover, and failed water pump were discovered. Motor was pulled, water pump was replace, and timing-chain cover was re-sealed, fixing oil leak. 
80000 mi

US $300
Ignition coil throwing code Replaced 
55300 mi oil leaked in driveway. Had to take it to dealer for repair. Picked car up next day. The gasket had failed, causing the oil leak. 
113700 mi

US $450
Was informed at an oil change visit that the water pump was leaking and would need replacing. Nothing noticeable from driving but went ahead and replaced it per dealer recommendation 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

13640 mi Droning in the drive train between 90 and 100kph. A TSB has been issued and the fix is replacing the 4WD ECU. Part has been ordered and am waiting for a call when it comes in. 
14880 mi 4WD ECU replaced and droning problem gone. 
98700 mi

US $200
Received check engine light and engine was running on 5 cylinders. EDU code reported faulty ignition coil on #6 cylinder. Replaced with no further issues. 
106000 mi

US $800
Squealing noise coming from serpentine belt area. Replaced tensioner, alternator bearing, both idler pulleys, and serpentine belt. 
89000 mi P0355-#5 ingnition coil malfuction, and replaced 
94000 mi In March, coil pack#5 replaced and this time replace coil pack #3, Oh! Toyota, what's next,coil pack #1? 
150000 mi

US $70
Heated O2 sensor in Bank-1, sensor-2 threw check engine light. 
6262 mi Water pump repair. 
10540 mi

C $150
ECM replacement for highway drone. 
34720 mi Water pump reservoir level noticed low with coolant splashes visible around. Unable to find location of coolant leak. 
47120 mi

C $550
VVTi fix - was told it was normal function until now. Diagnosed instead of alternator problem. 
51460 mi Whining transmission noise (TSB), under warranty, Unsuccessful - replaced engine mounts 
51960 mi Water pump leaking again, replaced under powertrain warranty. 
66900 mi

US $130
Noticed hesitation during driving, then check engine light and 4wd and stability control lights came on. Scanned code, found bad ignition coil, replaced coil, all good. 
43400 mi Exhaust making noise and leaking. Installed new Exhaust muffler pipe assembly and gaskets 
38000 mi Finally was able to show evidence of the water pump leak to dealer. They concurred and ordered replacement pump. Car was left overnight with the dealer for water pump replacement. Dealer provided free rental car. No problems noted since replacement. 
47740 mi

C $124
replace the ignition coil on cylinder 6 
14000 mi TSB / Drone Noise & Vibration at Highway Speeds TC006-07 
52000 mi

US $350
Replaced Ignition coil on #6 cylinder. 
36000 mi Leaking oil pan -- replaced gasket. 
38000 mi The ECU was replaced -- there was a Service Bulletin covering the problem -- resonence at highway speeds. 
50000 mi Replaced Cam sub-assembly. Found a minor leak during an oil change. Was covered under a service bulletin. 
75000 mi

US $600
The ignition coil failed for one of the cylinders ... it was an intermittant failure so the car ran rough. While there also had the rear brakes replaced, fuel system cleaned, and oil change. 
112000 mi

US $330
Replaced two of the coils, and had to tighten the manifold. 
141600 mi VVTI Oil line repair 
61000 mi Ignition coil on cylinder 4 failed leak in engine gasket Ignition coil on cylinder 2 failed and was replaced 200 miles after coil 4 failed. 
82000 mi

US $500
All four sensors that determine the operation of the catalytic convertor failed 
31000 mi engine light and VSC light came on. Codes said needed new O2 sensor. Parts were backordered 1 day. Fixed within a few hours. No charge thanks to extended warranty. Phew! 
39560 mi

C $750
Routine maintenance found crack in water pump. Replaced under extended warranty - no charge Replaced catalytic converter and part of exhaust. Problems were found during routine service. No charge thanks to extended warranty.  
62620 mi

C $65
1x ignition coil faulty 
52000 mi Slow leak was identified in the water pump during routine oil change maintenance. Shop replaced pump under power train warranty. Would have been close to 8 hours of labor plus parts outside of warranty. 
Reset engine, FWD and VSC lights 
25800 mi

US $290
Had to replace fuel-air sensor Replaced faulty fuel-air sensor 
24000 mi Ordered catalytic converter under TSB. The parts for trip2 were ordered during trip1. Converter was fine for ordinary driving, but hard acceleration caused typical sulfur smell of failing converter. 
24000 mi Installed new catalytic converter. 
34000 mi Check engine, VSC, 4WD lights on. Car was running poorly, getting worse and worse, no power, missing. Needed new ignition coil cylinder 2, which was replaced by dealer, no charge, in one day.  
38000 mi Code reader showed a pending problem. Took car to dealer to prevent problems. Dealer found no codes. A few days later, check engine light was on. Took to dealer, who again, found no codes. Something loose from prior repair? 
49200 mi

US $410
O2 sensor, after the catalytic converter. Needed time to check sensor before the converter. Also included suspension recall; clamps installed rear suspension. Front brakes replaced, rotors turned. 
49900 mi Ignition coil F shorted (P0356). Coil replaced, code cleared. Note: Car could be driven with check engine light on but without traction control, was not safe in very rainy weather on highway. 
87420 mi

C $700
Water pump leaking. 
68000 mi

US $350
Bad coil on #3 cylinder 
108700 mi Water pump was replaced due to a leak. Crankshaft pulley seal was leaking as a result of the dealer's work on the water pump in the previous visit. 
66800 mi muffler rusted out. Because the muffler and cat converter are the same assembly, this was considered a warranty item. 
70000 mi

US $800
Ignition coil 
43000 mi Growling sound from drivetrain at 55 to 60 mph. Replaced ECM related to AWD. 
77000 mi

US $300
The muffler was rusting through and the dealer told me the repair parts alone were 1200 dollars as it was a one piece (converter, muffler, tailpipe) and that no aftermarket was available. I found an aftermarket through NAPA (whew!). 
93000 mi 3 engine lights on. Took to dealer we just purchased from. They replaced #4 ignition coil at no cost. Repair value under $200. 
109420 mi

C $700
Replaced water pump. 
90000 mi

US $240
Replaced coil 
153000 mi

US $550
ignition coil 
97000 mi

US $400
Ignition coil E did not work. Did tune up at 95k instead of 120k because incremental cost was $140. 
98000 mi

US $685
Replaced water pump & belt. 
108000 mi

US $105
Replace #6 ignition coil. 
44020 mi

C $500
Faulty ignition coil with was replaced plus plugs 
47120 mi

C $858
Re and re both post-Cat sensors. Re-tap manifold to repair corroded threads. 
50840 mi

C $125
Check engine light, VSC light and 4wd light came on at the same time. Problem found to be defective ignition coil cylinder #2. Ordered part and installed it by myself. Problem resolved. 
60120 mi

C $175
Replaced exhaust muffler. 
71500 mi

C $343
Check engine light went on! Diagnose problem with OB1 engine check device. Found defective sensors on Bank 1, sensor 1 and Bank 2, sensor 1. Both sensors are on exhaust system, an oxygen sensor and an air/fuel ratio sensor. Replaced both. 
74700 mi

C $199
E.F.I flush because hard on gasoline muffler et pipe leaking 
76260 mi still have check engine light at different interval 
128300 mi Timing cover leaking oil. Engine has to be dropped to replace a $5 gasket...FML. Repair cost is $1800-2000, although I haven't done it yet. 
130000 mi Timing cover leaking oil. Leaked less than half a quart every 5k if that. 
142500 mi

US $483
Two tiny holes in the muffler. Replaced the muffler system, after five years it was time. 
150000 mi

US $561
I have been having another problem my check engine+vsc+4wd light keep coming on have received multiple quotes from 189- 1200 as to what the issue may be coil cylinders or o2 sensor but no one knows for sure. Misfiring all 6 cylinders had to replace two ignition coils, this is third time now in two years. I do wish Toyota would do something to correct this ongoing problem, I have written to Toyota...no response 
40000 mi Engine knock started in early June 2011. I took it to the dealership, they kept it for 5 days, admitted the knocking noise was there but decided it was "normal" and no repairs would be authorized under warranty. 
41000 mi

US $100
replaced ignition coils. they had signs of failure. 
50220 mi

C $365
Ignition coil fried. Caused electrical issues which gave false errors to vehicle stability control and 4WD warning system. 
39000 mi

US $230
Check Engine, VSC, 4x4 warning lights on. Bad coil pack #2 causing misfire. Coil Pack replaced, problem solved. 
44000 mi

US $250
Again, CEL, 4x4, VSC lights and misfire. Now cylinder #5 coil pack. 
114900 mi Replaced oil line- same as previous recall one in November 2016. 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

16740 mi TSB to reflash the ECM to correct some throttle position problems. Car would not respond very well th throttle application when cold. 
63000 mi

US $380
The water pump was failing. The ball bearing was wearing out and emitted a grinding noise. 
72000 mi The engine burns excessive amount of oil at rate of 1.4 quarts for 1200 miles. It failed Toyota's oil burn test and will be repaired under Toyota's limited service campaign LSC ZE7. The pistons/rings for repair back ordered. 
75000 mi The engine burns excessive amount of oil at rate of 1.4 quarts for 1200 miles. It failed Toyota's oil burn test and was repaired under Toyota's limited service campaign LSC ZE7. 
45000 mi

US $350
Water pump leaking 
45000 mi

US $500
Hole in mid pipe. Mid pipe and muffler replaced. 
69000 mi Oil leak 
80300 mi

US $1300
Replaced leaking valve cover gasket Timing chain tensioner was adjusted 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

59000 mi

US $436
replaced Air fuel ratio (oxy) sensor. 
42000 mi

US $330
o2 sensor failed, had to be replaced. 
88500 mi

US $280
Muffler was rusted out. Had a hole would not pass inspection. 
110000 mi

US $60
O2 sensor died again for the 2nd time now. Throwing code P0136 and P0138. Ordered part off Amazon and replaced myself. 
200000 mi

US $1500
Burning excessive Oil....out of service for engine rebuild... 
191300 mi Motor Rebuilt On Warrenty Program....excess oil burning probe 
120000 mi Throttle body was dirty, causing rough idle. 
92000 mi

US $620
replaced leaking valve gasket replaced timing chain bolt that was leaking oil 
97900 mi

US $350
Replace leaky gaskets 
106000 mi

US $150
Replaced Air Fuel Ratio Sensor with Denso 234-9041 ordered from Amazon.com because received codes P0138 & P0606 I scanned using a BlueDriver Bluetooth Professional OBDII Scan Tool. Passed emissions after I made the repair myself 
109000 mi

US $300
replaced spark plugs, performance was sluggish 
5000 mi Cat converter was changed due to excessive sulfur smell. There was a TSB on this issue. 
65300 mi Check engine light came on but went off. Could not diagnose issue. Still doing this 2 months later. Only goes on for a day then back out for a while. No running issues. I think a coil is going bad. Update: light later stayed off, fixed itself. 
71400 mi

US $50
Replaced the downstream 02 sensor after a Check Engine came on 
145000 mi

US $500
multiple codes were present; it was determined that PCM required replacement due to failed circuitry related to O2 sensor after determining that O2 sensor was not at fault. PCM was replaced. 
150300 mi

US $280
The engine was misfiring. A coilpack had burned through insulation and was arcing to the head. The coilpacks were replaced to resolve hte issue. 
94000 mi

US $400
Muffler failed and was replaced with after market alternative. Dealer indicated car would not pass annual state inspection. 
10000 mi Engine control module needed to be re-flashed to fix a throttle lag problem ECM re-programmed to fix throttle lag problem. 
14000 mi Catalytic converter replaced to correct sulfer smell problem 
33000 mi Engine idler pulley bearing was loose causing high pitched noise. Dealer replaced pulley. 
113000 mi #4 piston was leaking oil causing oil to burn in combustion. This lead to excessive oil consumption, sulfur smell from cat convert, rough idle, etc. Toyota is aware of problem and replaced piston free of charge even though out of warranty. 

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2005 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

372700 mi

US $200
Original water pump went bad 
102500 mi

US $200
Check Engine light kept coming on, shop replaced intake valve. 

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2005 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

84200 mi

C $2100
Clutch slipping badly: In this specific configuration, i.e. allwheel drives require both engine and transaxle to be removed; then clutch separated from transaxle.....had quotes of 14, 17, and 22 hours...full clutch kit,including f/w grind. 
153760 mi rattling heat shield fix was removed 
122140 mi

C $110
Check engine light came on. Mechanic ran diagnostics. needed to replace a fuse Check engine light came on. Gas cap was not sealed. Needed new gas cap and some polishing where the caps mounts onto the fuel tank tube . 
155000 mi

C $700
Emissons canister needed to be replaced. First time after 12 years and 255K km. Not bad! 
112000 mi

US $200
replaced water pump 

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2005 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

66000 mi

US $500
Exhaust system had a leak due to rusting from salt. We replaced several exhaust components. Also, we needed an alignment, which is included in the figures I am reporting. 
116000 mi

US $80
had an issue with starting up in the AM, mechanic cleaned the throttle 
131000 mi

US $200
Replaced oxygen sensor on exhaust manifold. Engine light was on and error code showed bad sensor. Light went off after repair for a period of time them returned. I think its the catalytic converter. 
146000 mi Worn motor mounts. If I had kept the vehicle I would have changed the motor mounts myself in 6 to 12 months, 
72000 mi

US $400
One of the cylinder coils had to be replaced. 

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2005 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

142366 mi

C $103
engine consumed oil, diagnosis was failed PCV, replaced PCV engine consumed oil, diagnosis was failed PCV, replaced PCV 
115000 mi Oil gasket leaking 
104160 mi

C $500
EXHAUST CATALYCTIC CONVERTER 

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2005 Toyota RAV4 2-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual AWD

74400 mi

€400
SCV Replacement 

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2004 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

130000 mi

US $1700
CEL for catalytic converter and O2 sensors. Replaced all & light is still on. 
102000 mi Loose belt driving power steering pump. Tightened but difficult to access bolts. 

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2004 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

141000 mi

US $1400
120,000 mile service (flush radiator, transmission) Replaced fuel pump. Recommended head gasket and timing chain tensionor be replaced for $1700. Recommend tires and battery 

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2004 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

161-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

125000 mi

US $600
Catalytic Converter needed to be replaced 
65100 mi ECU computer failed to shift gears when needed. Could no longer use automatic drive gear. Had to use 2nd. Had to give a jolt of acceleration pedal to enter into reverse. Aprox $4000 to repair here in Chile. I will trade-in without repair. 
125600 mi

US $1100
The car needed all new igniters. The car would not run. 
174000 mi

US $675
radiator, thermostat, water pump 
176000 mi Engine was overheating and bubbles forming in coolant. Coolant temp sensor and thermostat were OK. Auto technicians concluded most likely cause was a blown head gasket. Possibly damaged head. Problem can be a "can of worms", not worth it 
124000 mi

US $420
coil for #3 cylinder went bad 
80000 mi

US $1400
exhaust system completely rusted out 
286200 mi

US $125
Replaced bank 1 sensor 1 air/fuel (O2) sensor 
286000 mi

US $321
Evap code and stalling after fueling. Replaced Evap canister and vent valve 
302000 mi

US $450
Fuel pump to correct sluggish starting 
333000 mi

US $10
Replaced radiator cap 

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2004 Toyota RAV4 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual AWD

85340 mi Accessory belt with pulley bearings 

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2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

50000 mi

US $60
Honda dealer stopped it from shutting off at stops, idling problem. 11/19/2010-Problem reappeared until we moved and was able to drive on a highway again. Traveling at speeds above 40 mph seems to have cure the stalling issue. 
109700 mi

US $5
Went to start the car a month ago, and I got a noise similar to what it sounds like when there is no oil in the crankcase. Changed the oil myself today and will monitor and see if this repeats. My last oil change was done at Goodyear. 
99000 mi

US $60
I had to replace the drive or serpentine belt. I replaced the spark plugs while I was at it. 
187000 mi

US $500
blown head gasket 

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2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual AWD

68000 mi

US $400
Exhaust heat shield loose, Trip included 60k mi. maintenance 
74000 mi

US $140
CEL on, Code P1135. Replaced 'Bank 1/Sensor 1' air/fuel ratio sensor. Denso Part# 234-9023. Also purchased 3/8" drive 7/8"/22mm sensor socket. Total parts cost about $140.USD via Amazon. Took about 15 minutes for this particular part. 
288000 mi Engine was making contact with a lower crossbrace and making a loud noise in the cabin. The noise started following a clutch replacement. 
293000 mi

US $3700
Car was stalling. Idle control valve was replaced. Wiring harness damaged by torqueing of engine. 
170000 mi

US $450
Exhaust lines rusted out at 150,000 miles. Spent most of its life in New York by the great lakes. Lots of salt. 

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2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

56000 mi

US $130
Check engine light. Code read. Bought parts. Replaceed O2 sensors (2ea). 
70300 mi

US $225
Replace fuel/air sensor including retapping of mount. 
82000 mi

US $300
replaced o2 sensor. 
90600 mi replaced ECM under extended warranty - 10 years or 150000 miles - sending bad signals to transmission - slipping & harsh shifting 
115500 mi

US $250
Exhaust pipe "severed" from muffler - not normal wear and tear 
124000 mi

US $123
left upstream air-fuel sensor was replaced 
129000 mi

US $600
RAV4 would not idle or run smoothly. replaced 2 coils and 4 plugs and head gasket - fuel injectors cleaned BG 
131000 mi

US $275
exhaust system - pipe and resonator replaced 
132600 mi

US $30
replaced original coil 
133600 mi

US $60
had to replace intake air-fuel sensor 
135000 mi

US $115
replaced vacuum hose from/to PCV valve 
61000 mi O2 sensor went out 

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2003 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

123000 mi

US $110
Car started bucking,surging and shifting at odd moments. Toyota dealership diagnosed it as a bad computer transmission.Estimate was $3200.Read on forums about this problem.Paid $100 to have computer fixed and the car has been running perfect 
98000 mi

US $15
Emissions oxygen sensor failure 

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2002 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual AWD

62000 mi dealership reprogrammed ECU unit because of check engine light came on 
1066400 mi

$60
Exaust pipe / jount 

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2002 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

81300 mi

US $150
Emissions cntrl. Check eng light. Code p1135 air flow sensor bank 1 sensor 1. That's top drivers side. Easy to reach. Autozone has a socket for about $11. Near radiator under exhst manifold shield. Denso brand is original Toyota. $125 Amazon 
99000 mi

US $413
Hydraulic belt tensioner making noise when A/C on. Replaced this part and the serpentine belt. 
80580 mi

$70
Leaking valve cover gasket. Remove sludge from shafts. 
81620 mi Sludge problem returned, oil check light burns constantly. Currently cleaning out engine. After cleaning out oil pan multiple times oil sludge seems gone. Oil strainer now stays clean and oil pressure light is not burning anymore. 
83700 mi Oil leak from VVTV-OCV. Put in a new gasket. 
147300 mi

US $150
DENSO 234-9028 Air- Fuel Ratio Sensor/O2 sensor - bank 2 sensor 1 located at the front of the car 

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2002 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

137020 mi

C $1100
2nd gear shift solenoid replaced $1100.00 - 2 weeks later - similar issues Toyota replaced ECM - Warranty repair - assisted by Stop & Go who did the original transmission work . Solenoid would not have to be replaced if not for faulty ECM. 
106000 mi

US $380
Replaced the bank 2, sensor 1 oxygen sensor 
106500 mi

US $100
Hole in exhaust pipe. Patchwork repair.  Car also needs a new fuel tank due to a leak. For the time being I am only filling it half way. 
183000 mi

US $500
Check engine light was blinking, and car was stuttering. Had car towed to shop. Replaced all 4 spark plugs and one coil. 
188000 mi

US $600
Check engine light came on. Diagnostic was run. Catalytic converter needs replacing. Check engine light was on and previous diagnostic found it was the catalytic converter. A different shop thought it might be that the computer needed updating, and did that diagnostic, but the update had been done. They did not charge After diagnostics from two shops, took the car to yet another shop that had the best price on the part, and finally had the catalytic converter replaced. 
193000 mi

US $20
Radiator was leaking and needed fluid added at least once a week. Put a stop leak in the system, which seems to have helped for now. 
75640 mi Erratic shifting and power surges. Dealer replaced ECM at no charge as it was under warranty at that time. 
141360 mi

C $1482
Replaced catalytic converter and exhaust manifold gasket. 

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2001 Toyota RAV4

Engine not specified

132000 mi

US $114
Check Engine Light indicated the passenger-side post-cat oxygen sensor was defective. I successfully replaced that sensor, and the code did not return. 
144000 mi

US $1800
rear catalytic converter and tail pipe replaced 
155000 mi

US $1200
Gas tank rusted at top. Replaced with new lines and hardware.  

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2001 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

94100 mi

US $580
Engine light on indicating bad o2 sensor. Replaced the O2 sensor but engine light is still on. I may just need to take the car in and reset it but have not done it to date. 
125000 mi

US $225
sensors 
97300 mi

€400
Engine support. 

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2001 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual AWD

112100 mi

US $350
I had to replace my third oxygen sensor in 10 years. 
89280 mi Numerous rust areas on exhaust piping, resulting in failing welds and tailpipe/muffler dropping off 
189920 mi

C $432
BIS2 Sensor 

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2001 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

98000 mi

US $95
Car was losing power & bucking forward & seizing up while being driven and engine check light came on, went off and came back on again 
164700 mi

US $4000
ECM needs to be replaced for 1k+. My car was not covered by warranty. This is a widely reported known problem but Toyota refused to recall, instead waiting for a 2010 class action lawsuit to come. 
232000 mi I had to replace an oxygen sensor. I did it myself. The check engine light had started coming on after rapid acceleration. 
237000 mi Replaced another oxygen sensor. 
248000 mi

US $100
Replaced leaking valve cover gasket. 
175000 mi

US $700
Replaced head gasket, resurface the head. Brother drove the car and it overheated. He didn't stop when it overheated. 
174000 mi Misfire in cylinder 1,4. I replaced all fuel injectors, all ignition coils, spark plugs, ran seafoam cleaner, maf cleaner, etc. Still there. 

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2001 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

86000 mi

US $321
Air fuel ratio oxygen sensor 
150000 mi Car went in for an oil change. Smoked afterward, took it back to be checked, they said a gasket is leaking. Not clear if that's related to their having changed the oil? Not yet repaired, minor leak. 
153000 mi We never did do anything about the oil leak, it was really minor, my son was driving the car and just kept an eye on the oil level. I think he topped it off a few times over the course of the year. It didn't seem to be an issue. 
79660 mi

C $750
replace two 02 sensor s. bank 2 sensor 2 and bank 2 sensor 1 ratio and oxygen also dead battery.  
87420 mi

C $120
ECM failed-not shifting transmission properly, TSB for problem but vehicle not in warranty. ECM repaired, cleared and re-installed. car smokes at start up, valve seals replaced. Problem solved for cost of parts $50, not on warranty, self repaired. 
91140 mi

C $120
Drive belt tensioner pulley bearing was worn out - replaced 
197000 mi

US $1200
Not shifting right. Bad computer and o2 sensor 
245700 mi

US $500
replace cracking radiator before it went out 
98100 mi

US $355
Water pump failed 

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2001 Toyota RAV4 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

74680 mi

A $1
ECU computer for automatic transmission, known problem from Toyota, greatly reduced price with $300 labour charges done with one day in shop 

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2000 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

127-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

105500 mi

US $50
The idle was rough and lower than spec. I tested the resistance of the TPS throttle position sensor and it was faulty. Replaced it with a new part from rockauto.com and the truck runs smooth again. 

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1997 Toyota RAV4

Engine not specified

195000 mi Needs a new catalytic converter 
227000 mi Engine misfire. Oil leaking in engine 

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1997 Toyota RAV4 4-door

4-cylinder manual 4WD

191460 mi

C $150
Replaced Ignition Switch under dash, and added plug wires, plugs, rotor and cap, as well as new battery.. 
196540 mi

C $2800
Problem: Car would not move when clutch was engaged..Clutch replacement (engine, transaxle assembly, and CV's had to be removed. With engine on bench for clutch replacement, timing belt and water pump replaced...they were due. 

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1997 Toyota RAV4 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

139500 mi

C $550
Engine light stayed on, excessive CO2 emission. Replaced 2 Oxygen Sensors and Catalytic Converter. 

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