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2010 Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 117 repairs.
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2010 Toyota RAV4 engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (23%)

< $100 (58%)

Chart based on 26 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

122000 mi

US $250
Water pump started to make noise. Replaced water pump 
41540 mi Replace leaking rear crank seal. 
100000 mi

US $500
Normal Maintenance to include new spark plugs and pcv valve 
20500 mi Replaced fuel filter 
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. 
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. 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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. 
43000 mi

US $250
valve cover leak, gasket replaced 
Codes P0441 and P2420. Evap. emission pressure switching valve is stuck off - charcoal canister replacement. Replaced charcoal canister. Part#: 77740-0R010 
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 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

56000 mi

US $400
O2 Sensors (2) replaced 
19000 mi

Pulley replacement. Noisy engine even at full stop. It happened two weeks after the 30,000 km revision. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
103200 mi

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

US $250
Replaced water pump 
52700 mi

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

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