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2012 Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (18%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 62 repairs.
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2012 Toyota RAV4 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (50%)

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Chart based on 56 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Toyota RAV4

Engine not specified

Toyota RAV4 in Arizona, United States
Nov 2016 - Jan 2017
Dec 2016

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

Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

9000 mi
Hood latch was out of adjustment. Hood moved up and down 1/2" while driving on the highway. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2017

52700 mi

C $1100
Tapping sound in right front of engine for about two weeks got worse. Bearings gone in water pump. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2018
Oct 2014

24300 mi

US $300
Hard crank, barely started 
Sep 2017

44000 mi

US $120
Battery died. After shopping around, went to Costco and bought one, installed it. 
Toyota RAV4 in Florida, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

82000 mi

US $600
Pads and rotors front and rear 
Feb 2018

84000 mi

US $300
Front pads & rotors 

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2012 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

40000 mi

US $171
Replace failing battery 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2016
May 2013

5300 mi
Replaced stone guard on left rear door area. The stone guard was improperly applied with air bubbles under it. As the winter progressed road salt got in the pockets and started to lift the guard. 
Jun 2014

20000 mi
Lumbar rod improperly positioned in front of lumbar support, repositioned to behind support. 
Aug 2014

21000 mi
Rattles in rear compartment and center consul. 
Jun 2015

33000 mi
Replaced drivers seat cushion and cover, premature collapse.  Installed center dash rattle kit. Lubed sun roof for squeak. 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

34100 mi

C $400
Rear shocks were leaking. Replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

54300 mi

US $50
Passenger rear seat moves and squeaks under normal driving when nobody is in it. Full repair cost $475 but we paid $50 with the CPO warranty. Issue still remains.... 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2016 - Feb 2017
Jul 2016

41620 mi

C $135
Positive Terminal highly corroded. Replaced battery and terminal 
Nov 2016

45260 mi

C $78
Transmission slipping between 2 & 3. Toyota warranty replaced entire transmission. 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Sep 2013 - Jul 2018
Sep 2014

30000 mi
shock leaks-replaced shock 
Dec 2017

91000 mi

US $400
Leaking shock 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

42000 mi
oil leak, timing chain gasket covered under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Jul 2017
Jul 2015

24800 mi
Front brakes pads, rotors and callipers, rear brakes, rotor and pads. 
Jul 2017

45880 mi

C $165
Four brakes and rotors were worn, repaired under parts warranty, repair cost is just labour. 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2012 - Jul 2018
Dec 2015

39060 mi
rear differential was leaking oil, passenger side seal was changed under warranty 
Toyota RAV4 in Manitoba, Canada
Mar 2012 - Sep 2012
Aug 2012

6180 mi
Rattle from console 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

50000 mi

US $400
replaced front brakes 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2018
Sep 2016

44000 mi

US $150
Battery went while we were on vacation. Had AAA come out and replace battery. 
Mar 2018

60000 mi
60k including replace rear wiper blades, brake fluid flush, fuel injection cleaner, replaced rear brake pads and resurfaced rotors 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Jun 2012 - May 2018
Apr 2014

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. 
Mar 2017

51000 mi
Removed and replaced transmission under warranty for transmission noise TSB. Dealer had replaced transmission a month earlier but it had a bad seal which caused a leak. Dealer pulled transmission, replaced factory seal, and reinstalled. No issues since. Noise gone. 
May 2018

71000 mi

US $2000
Rear main engine seal 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

53320 mi

C $600
New lower control arm and bushing 

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2012 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2012 - Sep 2014
Jan 2014

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. 
May 2014

10540 mi
Engine sensor replaced. at no cost under waranty 
Toyota RAV4 in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

53000 mi
The head gasket had a leak. The dealer made the repairs under power-train warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Puerto Rico
Jan 2013 - Mar 2017
Mar 2016

39000 mi

US $98
Replace Dead battery 
Apr 2016

39700 mi
Replaced rear shock absorber, both were leaking grease. 
Toyota RAV4 in Georgia (nation)
Jul 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

35340 mi

$220
Driver side air conditioning was not working. This was after I had the recall service done to the car at the same dealer. Of course they Denied they did anything wrong. They did a complete re-charge and added dye. I recently had the AC inspected there are no leaks and it is full so I’m still suspicious the dealer did something. 
Mar 2018

22940 mi

$100
Battery 
Toyota RAV4 in South Carolina, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2017
May 2017

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

Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

44640 mi

C $190
Replaced rear differential coupling Replaced left rear axel oil seal 
Oct 2017

108810 mi

C $470
Replaced front pads and rotors 
Mar 2018

52700 mi

C $450
Replaced rear rotors and pads 
Toyota RAV4 in Kentucky, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

109654 mi

US $547
Fluid was leaking from the front differential. Had local repair shop refuse the work due to the removal of the drive shaft and other torque spec components. Recommended dealership service. The seal assembly had to be replaced. 
Feb 2018

110108000 mi

US $250
Left front wheel bearing had to be replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2012 - Dec 2014
May 2013

13020 mi
hand brake was not holding and the pedal seemed soft 
Dec 2014

32240 mi
wheel bearing replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Jul 2014 - Mar 2016
Oct 2015

38500 mi

US $2
Rare view mirror fell off, just glued it back. 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2012

3720 mi
Actuator motor in HVAC failed. 
Oct 2012

3920 mi
It took two trips to the dealer and almost two months to get the right part in, but the HVAC actuator is fixed now. Took all day to do the work as well once they got the right motor. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2012 - Oct 2016
Jun 2012

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. 
Sep 2014

27000 mi
(4 Trips) - Asked what I could do about the mirror swivel corrosion issue. End result after 4 trips they installed a new mirror. "A one time good faith" thing I was told. I never did get an answer and the passenger side is also corroding. 
Apr 2016

47800 mi

US $100
Added a transmission cooler 
Toyota RAV4 in Trinidad and Tobago
Aug 2011 - Sep 2014
Feb 2012

1640 mi
Problem with the radio volume controls (both steering mounted and the knob on the unit). 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
Jul 2016

26500 mi
driver side window was scraping, dealer re tightened screws 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2015 - Sep 2017
May 2017

50840 mi

C $866
02 sensor and MAF sensor 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
May 2016 - Jul 2017
Oct 2016

48980 mi

C $360
Rear shock absorbers leaking, excessive body roll when cornering 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2016 - Jul 2017
Aug 2016

74100 mi
AC recharge 
Jul 2017

81000 mi

US $200
replaced brake pads 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Aug 2015 - Mar 2018
Apr 2017

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

51460 mi
Oxygen sensor replaced 

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2011 Toyota RAV4

Engine not specified

Toyota RAV4 in Arizona, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

34000 mi

US $3000
Transaxle leak noticed during an oil change. No warning, no engine light. Wouldn't have known until all the fluid was gone. We took it right away to the Toyota dealership that did the repair for $3,000. No longer felt safe in this car, replaced it. 

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2011 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in Oklahoma, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2018
Sep 2011

7000 mi

US $50
have been out of town each time "low tire pressure" warning light comes on. Now it is on full time. I will return to the dealer and get repaired once I am in my home town for a few consecutive days. 
Mar 2012

17000 mi
reset TPMS 
Aug 2012

25100 mi

US $200
nearly every time I have tires removed for rotation, flat tire (have had 3 incidents, comprising 2 different tires) - a bolt breaks when lug nut is removed. Firestone was last shop car in - they suggested replacing multiple lugs. 
Dec 2012

28000 mi
Battery died - still under warranty. Replacement required - no charge. 
May 2013

31200 mi

US $59
found one lug missing on each of back tires today while doing tire rotation. 
Jan 2018

88000 mi

US $350
Brakes - cannot remember exact issue - mechanic assured me it was a normal wear and tear. First noticed as a noise, then eventually could feel a slight vibration in steering wheel. I think I let it go too long, oops.???? 
Apr 2018

92000 mi

US $200
Replaced battery. Called out AAA to jump car, and battery tested low with a cell or two depleted. I think i’d been leaving an interior light on...oops 

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2011 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Oregon, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

62000 mi
Whine from rear diff, dealer installed noise insulation pads to decrease noise. Noise decreased to insignificant but not inaudible levels Recall for sear belt repair Wiper linkage recall 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2016 - Apr 2016
Mar 2016

50000 mi

US $228
Leaking right rear shock absorber 
Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2015
Feb 2015

40700 mi

US $300
replaced 02 Oxygen sensor 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

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. 
Aug 2016

56700 mi

US $250
Initial troubleshooting by Stevens Creek Toyota inadequate! Used independent Toyota shop in Chico who diagnosed problem caused by faulty Brake relay. 
Dec 2017

69516 mi

US $275
Replaced worn rear shock absorbers. 
Jan 2018

71000 mi

US $400
Replaced worn front struts. 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2015
Jan 2013

16000 mi
Heater takes FOREVER to put out heat when weather is cold, and fan must be run on high to adequately heat cabin. Dealer could not find a problem. In troubleshooting he left the cover off the cabin air filter, jamming glovebox open. 
Toyota RAV4 in Nevada, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2018
Nov 2014

25000 mi
shock absorber (leaking) 
Aug 2017

50000 mi

US $600
Rear engine mounts (n=2) cracked. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Hampshire, United States
May 2017 - Nov 2017
Aug 2017

84000 mi

US $200
Technician dropped the transmission pan to examine for shavings and replaced all fluid 
Oct 2017

84000 mi
The selling dealer inspecting same work done at Hurlbert to confirm transaxle whine and follow up to Toyota Corp 
Toyota RAV4 in New Mexico, United States
Dec 2010 - Apr 2012
Apr 2011

8300 mi
Bluetooth quit working Rattle from passenger seat belt adjuster 
Aug 2011

10000 mi
New radio ordered and installed.  Seat belt tensioners replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

56000 mi

US $400
Replaced front pads and rotors 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2016 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

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

Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

71920 mi

C $115
replaced receiver door control with used part 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2016
Jun 2014

48000 mi

US $11
I replaced the right front headlight (low beam). 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2012

2000 mi
Heated leather seats (non factory) were installed prior to delivery. After checking out the rear seat middle passenger seat belt, it was not working. Dealer installed bolt to secure the belt and insure working order. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2018
Jun 2011

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 
May 2013

32000 mi

US $160
Left rear shock absorber leaked most of the oil out. Right rear shock also starting to leak. Dealer did not alert us (during Toyota care) before 24K/24Mo. warranty expired. 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2014
Jun 2013

67000 mi

US $250
One rear shock absorber was leaking 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2016
Jan 2014

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

52000 mi

US $175
rear shocks 
Toyota RAV4 in Maryland, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2018
Jun 2016

58000 mi

US $100
Rear brake pads bound in caliper, causing uneven premature wear and damaged rear disks. Replaced pads and disks. 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2018
Nov 2017

46000 mi

US $50
Replaced front disk brake pads 
Toyota RAV4 in Florida, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

106000 mi

US $1300
Fluid change. Fluid change. Pads and two rotors. Throttle body cleaning. 
Apr 2018

129000 mi

US $750
Alternator and belt replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Maryland, United States
Aug 2016 - Mar 2018
Feb 2018

139000 mi

US $600
Struts 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2018
Mar 2015

48000 mi
Oxygen sensor 

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2011 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Manitoba, Canada
Mar 2016 - Jul 2018
Mar 2016

54560 mi

C $250
Rear right side axle seal leak 
Jul 2017

68200 mi

C $1800
Faulty AC compressor. 
Toyota RAV4 in Florida, United States
Apr 2015 - Oct 2017
Oct 2016

56300 mi

US $300
Rear shocks replacement after they started leaking. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2013

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Hampshire, United States
Mar 2017 - May 2017
May 2017

80000 mi

US $535
Coil injector #4 died, replaced spark plugs as well, price included a syn oil change 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2011 - Nov 2017
Feb 2014

33160 mi
leaky seal. 
Jul 2014

35320 mi
whining tranny when hitting 60 kms/hr humming noise takes over road noise 
Oct 2014

39040 mi
tranny whinining from 40 to 60 kms/hrs and engine rpm at 1200 approx. Noise became cabin invasive. Extended warranty covered work to get a new transmission. 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2012
May 2011

6200 mi
Blutooth microphone did not function since delivery. Device was a port-installed accessory (included on factory window sticker but a 3rd party part.) New bluetooth microphone arrived and was installed. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2011 - Aug 2017
Feb 2012

1020 mi
Cig Lighter power outlet. Became detached after using with some very tight male power plugs. 
Mar 2012

1860 mi
Pass door slightly hard to close have given up trying to get it successfully repaired. 
Nov 2014

21080 mi
Very infrequently, when turning on the AC this past summer, the AC emitted and continued to emit hot air rather than cold. The dealer could not reproduce or find the problem in shop. Definitely happened a few times but unable to diagnose. 
Nov 2015

28380 mi

C $400
Rear shocks leaking - replaced R & R Transmission, Reseal side cover (leaking) 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2011 - Apr 2018
Jun 2011

1860 mi
AC compressor faulty, no AC at all Air conditioning stopped working, car is just over a month old. Dealer claims it is the compressor. 
Jan 2013

21080 mi

C $90
Transmission failed to engage in drive or reverse when cold. Dealer says the transmission needs replacement. Transmission failed to engage when cold, transmission replaced. Dealer rushed repair to save on rental costs, returned vehicle out of alignment and with loose steering components. Returned vehicle for follow up repairs. 
Nov 2013

33480 mi
Rear differential seals leaking, deal replaced both seals. Problem might be due to poor design, differential vent becomes plugged (under seemingly normal conditions) and does not vent pressure resulting in blown seals. 
Dec 2013

34100 mi
Rear door latch would not close when cold, dealer replaced latch mechanism. 
May 2014

40920 mi
Front struts were leaking, dealer replaced both struts. Rear differential seal blown. Front windshield stress crack through heating element. Dealer would not cover glass despite evidence of manufacturer defect (stress due to heating element). 
Jun 2014

41540 mi
Rear differential seals blown again. 
Apr 2015

56300 mi
Strut bearing plate and bushings worn / damaged. They declined at first, cost would be $850. I went through CAMVAP and Toyota agreed to cover it, it is scheduled for repair this week. Strut bearing plate / bushing was replaced, and it wasn't the issue. I had them look at the sway bar linkages (which is what I had originally brought the vehicle in for) and it turns out they were the issue. 
Jun 2015

58900 mi
Rear shock replaced, leaking oil. Dealer inspected due to noise in rear of vehicle. Noise is still present after repair. 
Oct 2015

68200 mi
Rear shock mounting plate separated from hub. Same shock recently repaired, dealer did not fasten bolts properly. Dismounted shock and mount damaged rear axle and multilink suspension. Rear wheel bearings developed play and noise. Could be related to extensive damaged caused by shock mount failure at highway speeds. 
Jun 2017

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. 
Apr 2018

119040 mi

C $200
Replaced rear shocks Replaced driver side cv axle due to outer boot failure. Toyota wanted $750 for axle and $180 for boot kit. Found aftermarket axle for $140. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Jul 2013

9200 mi
Radio unit would occasionally display unreadable characters. To clear the problem required the car to be shut off and power down radio unit. Dealer replaced unit. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

58900 mi

C $200
Battery changed 
May 2018

71300 mi

C $550
Front pads, rotors replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2015
Nov 2014

31300 mi
TPS monitor light was on but no low tires. Took it to the dealer to schedule a repair. They asked if I checked the spare. Oops. They filled the spare and the light went off. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Nov 2013 - Sep 2017
Jan 2014

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. 
Jun 2015

41000 mi
I found a nice puddle of water on the driver's side floor mat, and discovered the AC hose drain was clogged. I blew it out with some compressed air, and dried out the carpet. I found a nice puddle of water on the driver's side floor mat, and discovered the AC hose drain was clogged. I blew it out with some compressed air, and dried out the carpet. 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
May 2014 - Jul 2018
Dec 2016

131000 mi

US $280
Oxygen sensor 
May 2017

142000 mi

US $400
Compressor had to be replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

29000 mi
Just purchased car. Discovered a couple minor exterior flaws. Dealer repaired at no cost to me. 
Oct 2017

56000 mi

US $450
Fog light bulb Rear stabilizer bar. Made clunking noise, driveable 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jun 2017
Dec 2016

55800 mi
Logging a transmission whine sound. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2013 - Jan 2016
Aug 2013

35000 mi
Front, driver door window seal failed to stay in place. Window seal was ordered and took almost two weeks to get into shop. Was replaced in about 2 hours under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

86000 mi

US $350
Rear brakes and rotors 
Toyota RAV4 in Delaware, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2014
Feb 2012 Driver's seat was broken 
May 2012

5600 mi
The driver seat moves slightly and makes noise when braking and accelerating. The service manager told me "that's how they are" and then offered to show my another new 2011 that he claimed did the same thing. 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2014
Jun 2012

52000 mi
Faulty CD Player Replaced with New unit. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

46500 mi

C $50
Rear differential vent was seized. Part was replaced. 
Dec 2017

64480 mi

C $800
Replaced rear shock assembly (leaking). Replaced rear differential vent (seized). 
Apr 2018

69316 mi

C $600
Replaced rear emergency brake cables 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2013
Jan 2012 Zero point calibration needed to be performed, as all air bag lights were tripped. This is an occaisional issue on Toyotas that may not be set up correctly from the factory. 

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2010 Toyota RAV4

Engine not specified

Toyota RAV4 in Florida, United States
Dec 2017 - Apr 2018
Mar 2018

134000 mi

US $1100
AC compressor went out 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2018
Jun 2012

36000 mi
Replace radio, worked but readout was sometimes gibberish 
Toyota RAV4 in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2017
Aug 2011

10000 mi
Factory installed trailer lighting wiring not working. Converter failed on first use of trailer lights. 
Feb 2012

16000 mi
Part of the rear window defroster stopped working. 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Nov 2009 - Apr 2017
Jul 2015

49300 mi

US $230
4 wheel drive lock would not release 
Toyota RAV4 in Arizona, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2012
Oct 2011

26800 mi
glove compartment door would not shut tight 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

35000 mi
rear stabilizer rods 
Toyota RAV4 in Manitoba, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2013
Dec 2012

39680 mi

C $200
Leaking rear shock absorber replaced. 
Mar 2013

41540 mi
Replace leaking rear crank seal. 
Toyota RAV4 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Oct 2010 - Oct 2017
Oct 2010

620 mi
Some paint issue on the hood that looked exactly like edge mapping: http://pc.dupont.com/dpc/en/US/html/visitor/s/trouble/PDSG_EdgeMapSolvent.html We refused to accept delivery. Dealer swapped hood with another RAV4. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Feb 2011 - Jul 2018
Dec 2016

67000 mi

US $70
Rear passenger side sway bar Link broke causing clunking when going over bumps. I replaced both sway links myself since no special tools needed. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2014 - Mar 2017
Jun 2016

45260 mi
Leaking water pump 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

71300 mi
recall on electric window control that has caused rare fires 
Aug 2017

83700 mi

C $990
Parking brake was stuck. Required overhall of entire parking brake and cleaning or rear wheels. 
Mar 2018

84320 mi
Rear magnetic wheel power unit 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2010 - May 2018
Dec 2010

4960 mi
Awful creaking noises in interior. Seems to be multiple sources & sounds like Morse code tapping. Dropped off car & asked if they needed me to point out noise..they said no. Went back & tech said didn't hear anything. Issue not addressed. 
Apr 2011

9300 mi
Car making awful rattling noise from centre console & creaking from driver & passenger B pillars. Insisted I went for test drive with tech & he was able to hear noises. Shims installed in console, but did not fix noise. B pillars not fixed. 
Aug 2011

14880 mi
Console & B pillar rattles still exist & have become worse with time. Rattles can now be heard with radio turned up. Dealer confirmed noise exists & claimed rattles were fixed. Found rattles persist on drive home. Issues not fixed again. 
Feb 2012

22080 mi
Rav went in again for chronic rattles. Left the car with the dealer for 3 days to diagnose. Rattles have all appear to be fixed. 
Sep 2012

31000 mi
Rattles have returned since last visit. Tech attempted to fix rattles, however, they still persist. 
Dec 2013

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. 
Mar 2017

91760 mi
Paint randomly pealing on roof above windshield. Dealer would not cover under warranty. 
Jun 2017

96100 mi

C $1150
Rotors, pads replaced all around. Battery needed to be replaced. 
Oct 2017

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. 
Nov 2017

102920 mi
Brought vehicle in again for squeaking brakes. Concenered that replacement brakes weren’t genuine OEM, as brakes have never squealed before after replacing. Tech lubed brakes. Problem still persists. 
Mar 2018

106020 mi
Paint continues to randomly peel. Took in to show dealer paint defect. Dealer refuses to acknowledge there is a paint defect and will not fix. 
Toyota RAV4 in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

63240 mi

C $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. 
Aug 2016

67000 mi

C $1300
Brake pad, rotors etc. and parking brake cable/cover and two recall items. 
Jan 2017

63460 mi

C $280
- Seized parts. Slides, pins, boots etc. Brakes were not grabbing. 
May 2018

104780 mi

C $968
Rear differential seal replaced. Front brakes were worn. Rotors and pads were replaced. Exhaust. Toyota specific seal in exhaust system was gone making vehicle loud. 
Toyota RAV4 in Utah, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2016
Aug 2013

36700 mi
Radio would turn off at least once a trip. Dealer replaced it under warranty in about 40 minutes. 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

122000 mi

US $250
Water pump started to make noise. Replaced water pump 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2015 - Oct 2017
May 2015

65720 mi

C $1000
replaced both front shock plus alignement. 
May 2017

127100 mi

C $2500
Both u-joint failiure. replacement of the drive shaft 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2017
Jun 2017

101000 mi

US $600
Rough dirt road knocked alignment way out. Had done the recall change to non-adjustable tie rods, so had to replace those with aftermarket adjustables. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

13400 mi

US $130
Replaced Battery 
Feb 2015

24000 mi
Left rear shock leaking. Replaced under extended warranty. 
Sep 2017

35000 mi

US $500
Replaced front brake pads and flushed brake fluid. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2012 - Oct 2012
Sep 2012

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2016
Jun 2014

47000 mi
noisy final drive in transmission. Re: TSB 2012-13 
Dec 2014

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. CD player will not load or eject a disk. Price quoted to replace head unit was $2200. Will replace with aftermarket unit. 
Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2013

31000 mi
replaced rear door seal, rattle in passenger door 
Aug 2013

32000 mi
Recently car developed shudder when transmission shifts into reverse and drive from park. Technician advised nothing can be done until problem is worse (as only solution is to replace transmission). 
Mar 2016

63000 mi

US $150
the mechanism that releases the third row seats and allows them to fold into the floor has broken on both seats. this is the second time this has happened. 
Dec 2017

85000 mi
rear coupler failed causing grinding ,replaced coupling sub assembly 
May 2018

92000 mi

US $500
Replaced front struts 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

94000 mi

US $150
Rear brake rotors and pads 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2017
Jan 2017

100000 mi

US $500
Normal Maintenance to include new spark plugs and pcv valve 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

20800 mi
Replaced fuel filter 
Jun 2018

74000 mi

US $1300
New front rotors/pads. Rear rotor resurface/new pads. Brake system flush. Replaced serpentine belt due to excessive wear and glazing. Desludge engine 
Toyota RAV4 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jan 2010 - Apr 2013
Jun 2012

31620 mi
Blower motor developed an intermittent "won't go". 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in Arkansas, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

136000 mi

US $620
Left front shock absorber seal was blown and leaking fluid. Replaced both front shocks and struts. 
Toyota RAV4 in Missouri, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

87000 mi

US $650
Bad front passenger side wheel bearing. Bearing replaced, problem fixed. 
Jul 2017

102000 mi

US $200
Replaced Alternator 
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2016
Jan 2014

152300 mi

US $400
Front passenger tire had to have new bearings put in. 
Jul 2014

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!! 
Oct 2015

180300 mi

US $300
Wheel bearing on front wheel 
Dec 2015

187000 mi

US $400
Radiator hose leaked. Needed new hose Wheel bearing, other front wheel 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2012
Dec 2011

6000 mi
rear view mirror was slightly loose. dealer found attaching bolt was loose. tightened and was fixed. 
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2010 Codes P0441 and P2420. Evap. emission pressure switching valve is stuck off - charcoal canister replacement. Replaced charcoal canister. Part#: 77740-0R010 
Toyota RAV4 in Florida, United States
Dec 2009 - Sep 2011
Nov 2010

7000 mi
Door ajar light remained on with all doors closed. Detector switch in the tailgate was missing (disappeared?), reinstalled under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2016
Jun 2010

3000 mi
right rear cargo carrier cap came off. dealer ordered incorrect replacement and sent correct replacement afterward, no charge. Replaced cap on personally instead of dealership 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

43000 mi

US $250
valve cover leak, gasket replaced 
Oct 2016

46200 mi

US $900
left and right strut replacement (front), left and right shock replacement (rear). Only right strut and right shock were in need of replacement, but they were replaced in pairs. 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2010 - Jun 2018
Apr 2014

29440 mi
Internal clutch failure on transmission. May be related to a previous accident, however no external evidence of that meant it had to be covered under warranty. New transmission installed under base warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2010 - Mar 2018
Oct 2010

1240 mi
Upon delivery and pick-up of new vehicle I noticed a 3 inch long vertical black streak on rear bumper. Was underneath the clearcoat so bumper had to be repainted. 
Jun 2012

15500 mi
radio/CD would spontaneously turn off and eject CD when some of the pre-set radio station buttons were pressed. 
Feb 2013

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. 
Jul 2017

58900 mi

C $700
replaced front brake pads and rotors 
Toyota RAV4 in Louisiana, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2017
Dec 2016

74000 mi

US $250
Replaced rear brake pads and performed alignment. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2014 - Sep 2017
Jan 2014

49600 mi

C $50
Front windshield washer pump died. Replaced pump, works properly again. 
Jul 2017

81220 mi

C $900
Both front wheel bearings worn out and making noise. Both replaced with new parts. 
Toyota RAV4 in Tennessee, United States
May 2015 - Jul 2016
Feb 2016

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

106700 mi

US $250
Alternator and rib belt replaced 
Mar 2018

117000 mi

US $8
Replaced driver side headlight 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
May 2014 - Nov 2017
Jun 2014

43400 mi

C $50
Washer fluid pump died, replaced pump. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

86800 mi

C $180
Check engine light came on, no noticeable change in performance. Was diagnosed as downstream [oxygen] sensor, which I had replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

65000 mi

US $1363
Rear sway bar links broken Dash lights for 4WD, Skidding, Engine comes on after every rain. Cruise Control doesn't work. Wanted to replace 2 modules 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Rhode Island, United States
Jan 2013 - May 2015
Jul 2013

40000 mi

US $3200
Condenser needed replacement. Toyota warranted the part but not the labor. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2013
Jun 2010

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2018
Feb 2012

36900 mi
Gas cap flap would not spring open after release 
Aug 2013

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2018
Mar 2013

52000 mi
CD Player quit but radio works. Decided not to repair. Have never missed any required maintenance—often more frequently than required. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Mar 2011
Toyota RAV4 in West Virginia, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2016
Mar 2014

50000 mi
CD Player broken 
Jun 2015

70000 mi

US $250
Replaced water pump 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2016
Jul 2015

68200 mi

US $1500
Pulsating pedal, had to pump the pedal for effectiveness. 
Toyota RAV4 in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2018

1315000 mi

US $275
Replaced rear calipers (both sides) 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Feb 2016 - Dec 2017
Dec 2017

73000 mi

US $180
Brake job. Let worn brakes go too long and had to turn down the rotors too. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

107300 mi

US $50
right rear sway bar link broken, replaced both sides. 
Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

82000 mi
Doors do not close well. They are sluggish and require a significant push resulting in frequent partial closures. This has been a problem since new but much worse. Doors also do not have stop points so holding the door when exiting is req 
Nov 2016

103200 mi

US $722
Water pump, leak was so small it seems that the recommendation was just to make revenue 
Nov 2017

132000 mi
Passenger rear seat failed to recline. Interior mechanism was bent. We don't know how. Repair required significant parts and labor so we decided not to repair. Total cost near $1000 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Maryland, United States
Dec 2009 - Sep 2012
Nov 2010

6000 mi
Water leaks into the rear trunk. It's fixed after replace the rear door sealing rubber. 
Toyota RAV4 in Brazil
Jun 2013 - Sep 2016
Oct 2013

19000 mi

$750
Pulley replacement. Noisy engine even at full stop. It happened two weeks after the 30,000 km revision. 
Apr 2015

25620 mi

$450
The back part of the car presented several clicks and other unpleasant noises, especially during off-road trips. Several clips were replaced and tha audio insulation revamped according to the dealer. 
Jul 2016

34720 mi

$1000
The air heating system failed. Steering system lubricant leakage. 
Sep 2016

34720 mi

$200
The AC compressor was replaced. Battery died and was replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Hampshire, United States
Jul 2013 - Mar 2017
Mar 2015

74000 mi

US $300
Driver side third row seat belt reel failed and was replaced. 
Jan 2017

116700 mi

US $400
Radio failed. Was replaced with aftermarket unit. 
Toyota RAV4 in Vermont, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

56000 mi

US $400
O2 Sensors (2) replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

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+! 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2014
Nov 2012

52700 mi

US $500
Water pump leaking. Battery failed 
Dec 2012

55000 mi
Sun visor vibration 
Mar 2013

56000 mi
Noise at 40 mph especially on inclines. 
Aug 2013

65000 mi
Hazard lights and turn signal lights not working 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2012
Nov 2012

26000 mi

US $5
looked for rattles on drivers side. cant find. tire pressure light on all the time despite correct inflation 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

15000 mi
Fuel door sticking. Door was adjusted. 
Toyota RAV4 in Indiana, United States
Dec 2010 - Feb 2011
Dec 2010

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. 
Jan 2011 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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

45300 mi

US $225
The compressor had to be replaced. 
Jun 2017

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

12400 mi
Glove box opening/closing pushbutton not working- mechanism replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Kansas, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

57500 mi
Tire Pressure Monitor - sensor in the spare tire failed 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

50000 mi
The rack and pinion gearing was replaced under warranty. The problem was found by the dealer. I didn't know there was a problem. 
Toyota RAV4 in Maine, United States
Jul 2014 - Nov 2014
Aug 2014

65800 mi
Differential Coupler 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2010 - Sep 2014
Jun 2013

13640 mi
Master cylinder failure 

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2010 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

122240 mi

C $600
Rear bearings - driver's side 
Jan 2017

114640 mi
Rear brake seized 
Apr 2018

150660 mi

C $1800
Water pump failing and belt. Seal leaking - needs to be replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Turkey
Apr 2010 - Aug 2013
Jan 2013

31000 mi
leakage in rear suspension, replaced from warranty, then a week later replaced the other rear, there was a TSB issued to replace both suspension even though only one is defective. So took it back have the other one replaced too from warranty 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2013
Aug 2012

27800 mi
excessive movement of passenger side front control arm due to excessive movement which would caused uneven braking..caused by premature wear of control arm 
Toyota RAV4 in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Nov 2010 - Jun 2018
Dec 2010

9300 mi

C $80
Hose off cat converter 
Dec 2011

14880 mi

C $580
Would not start but battery good. They said they couldn't find anything wrong, said it might have been key fob transmitter but it was working fine now. 
May 2014

22320 mi

C $500
Water pump leaking, required replacement 
Nov 2017

30380 mi

C $1000
Full brake job rear. Calipers, rotors and all associated hardware replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2016
Feb 2012

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) 
Jun 2012

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 
Jul 2013

83000 mi
Water pump replaced under extended warranty 
Oct 2013

88700 mi
Oxygen sensor replaced 
Apr 2014

95800 mi
Squeaking noise.. First trip, belt was replaced. on 2nd trip, Toyota actually diagnosed it as bad tensioner pulley.. Alternator replaced under extended warranty 
Apr 2015

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 
Jun 2016

161000 mi
Steering rack and pinion and intermediate shaft are failing and need replacement Front struts need replacement (another Toyota dealership supposedly replaced front struts about 2 years ago, but the mechanic at the current dealership said the struts appeared to be the original ones that came on the car) Front control arms need replacement from worn/failing bushings 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2016
Mar 2012

27000 mi
The light went out in the rear door. Dealership replaced for free. 
Nov 2014

43000 mi

US $800
front strut assembly front stabilizer bar control 
Mar 2015

45000 mi

US $300
Replaced rear O2 sensor 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2009

1361 mi
Flat tire. Brake booster diagnosis and hood flutter. Hood flutter. 
Sep 2009

3059 mi

US $36
Flat tire 
May 2010

11556 mi
Windshield Rattle and Brake booster 
Jul 2010

13138 mi
Headliner, passenger door rattle 
Aug 2010

13393 mi
Headliner, passenger door rattle Passenger door rattle 
Sep 2010

13772 mi
Headliner, passenger door rattle 
Oct 2010

14406 mi
Squeaky dashboard while turning left or right. Dealer attempted to modify welds in the front fender. Passenger door rattle 
Jun 2011

19000 mi
Bumper clips missing from previous repairs. 
Oct 2011

22873 mi
A-pillar cowl falling off. 
Nov 2011

23125 mi
A-Pillar Cowl Replacement 
Jul 2013

42500 mi
Replaced passenger a-pillar cowl - it was falling off. Had been removed during earlier repairs. 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2010 - Jul 2018
Apr 2011

37820 mi
Bearing changed oxygen sensor changed 
Jul 2018

95480 mi

C $600
2x shocks changed after 150 000km 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2012 - Oct 2013
Mar 2012

62000 mi
lower steering assembly was replaced due to clunking during a tight turn 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Jan 2010 - Jul 2018
Aug 2011

43000 mi

US $491
ABS/4WD/Trac lights on. Right/Front wheel speed sensor wires cut or chewed. Wheel speed sensor replaced 
Sep 2013

86000 mi

US $325
Rear shocks leaking and replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Vermont, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2014

62000 mi
Water pump bearing failure, a seemingly common problem with 2006-2009 V6 RAV4's. 
May 2014

66100 mi
Coolant level dropping - cooling system checked, no leaks found. 
Dec 2015

81000 mi

US $450
Both front struts leaking - replaced. 
Dec 2016

89000 mi
Replacement water pump (installed less than 3 years ago under extended warranty) leaking, not yet replaced but monitoring coolant levels. 
Jun 2017

91000 mi

US $100
Rear door latch sticking open. Notified that a replacement would cost $300, so only lubrication of existing latch done. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - Sep 2016
Jun 2012

52700 mi
some oil valve malfunctioning. 
Nov 2014

90520 mi

C $550
engine chk light, awd light and other light on. 
Sep 2016

121520 mi

C $3000
cylinder head gasket leaking 
Toyota RAV4 in Montana, United States
Jan 2009 - Dec 2017
Oct 2014

20000 mi

US $760
R&R water pump 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2011

35340 mi
Auto headlight sensor stopped working after taking in for a glovebox repair (glovebox button broken from a previous break-in theft). Suspect this previous glovebox repair was the cause but Toyota could not confirm 
Jul 2013

73960 mi

C $50
A-frame pillars (covering side airbags) on driver and passenger side kept poping out. Clips replaced for $50, but did not prevent the problem from re-occuring on one side. Had since returned and 'had clips adjusted' but failed again 
Sep 2014

93000 mi

C $300
A-frame pillars on driver and passenger side replaced after previous attempts to replace just clips failed to keep pillars locked in place 
Dec 2015

110980 mi

C $700
Front left bearing noise. Dealer quoted >$1000, private shop ~700 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2013
Sep 2010

28000 mi

US $500
electronic fuel injector(s) were dirty. Flushed and cleaned. 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

73000 mi

US $483
A whining hum noise starting at 45mph. Diagnosed as bad wheel bearing. R&R left rear wheel bearing. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2009 - Dec 2014
Jun 2011

42160 mi
leaking axle seal. Both seals replaced under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2009 - Apr 2014
Jun 2010

7440 mi
Did not like how gas pedal felt after recall was done (the shim made the gas pedal harder to press). Had dealer replace entire gas pedal assembly with new redesigned one and it feels responsive again and not hard to push. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Nov 2016
Jun 2010

6200 mi
AM/FM radio reception disappeared, although XM/CD worked. Radio replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
May 2009 - Apr 2014
Feb 2013

85400 mi

C $975
Whining sound heard in the back. Had to replace the magnet (solenoid) in the rear differential. Right where the driving shaft connects to the diff. 
Toyota RAV4 in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2009 - Dec 2017
Jun 2013

45000 mi
Rear viscous coupler replacement 
Toyota RAV4 in Maryland, United States
Dec 2009 - Jul 2018
Mar 2010

6000 mi
#2 fuel/air ratio sensor bad. dealer ordered and replaced sensor 
Dec 2010

14000 mi
Indications: engine trouble light, plus vehicle stability light and 4-wd light. Replaced mass air flow sensor 
Dec 2011

22000 mi
Radio display scrambled, system locked on several cold mornings. TSB 00852-10 applied and entire audio unit replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2015

52000 mi

US $100
Radio display unit gave scrambled display. Second time for this same problem. 
Jun 2017

65000 mi

US $700
replace pads turn rotors 
Nov 2017

66000 mi

US $280
Rodent apparently chose to chew on wire to the cam angle adjuster. 
Jan 2018

66000 mi
Transmission exhibits unexplained pauses and hesitations. In shop several times dealer unable to identify and repair problem. I am on extended warranty, so I can afford to be patient. I guess ! Also persistent. Dealer "sees" problems but cannot identify or repair. Settings have been reset and transmission has had to "relearn" 
Jul 2018

70000 mi
transmission and computer communication problem. Attempting to diagnose. Failing to do so as yet 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Jul 2013 - Oct 2016
Jul 2015

80000 mi

US $250
AWD system malfunction. 4WD light stayed on. 
Toyota RAV4 in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

US $200
Oxygen sensor 
Jun 2017

90000 mi

US $350
Oxygen sensor 2nd 
Toyota RAV4 in Oklahoma, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2014

52000 mi
Transmission whine. Replaced transmission with rebuilt honed transmission to eliminate whine. Covered by service bulletin under warranty. No charge to me. 
Toyota RAV4 in Montana, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

123000 mi

US $600
Had all 4 struts replaced, cabin air filter and alignment. 
Apr 2018

127000 mi

US $545
Alternator charging was good but built in voltage regulator was bad. Replace alternator for $300.00 and labor was $245.00 account V6 engine required about 4. 5 hours. 
Toyota RAV4 in Oregon, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

66000 mi

US $950
Water pump failed, sprayed interior or engine compartment with coolant, replaced belts and pump. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2017 - Jul 2018
May 2018

104160 mi

C $500
Rear right wheel bearing. 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in Maryland, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

48700 mi

US $355
A/C blows hot. All the subsystems like compressor, sensors, wiring, fuses, relays and refrigerants are OK, Replaced amplifier assembly at $355 with no improvement 
Mar 2017

58000 mi

US $200
A/C failed and dealer (Antwerpen Columbia, MD) quoted $1500 for compressor replacement due to low level of signal from the flow sensor inside the compressor. Instead in-line signal amplifier was installed for fraction of the cost. 
Oct 2017

60000 mi

US $15
A/C compressor repair adding in line signal amplifier to sensor line Oxygen sensor failed 
Feb 2018

63000 mi

US $45
O2 sensor failed setting MIL. Common problem of 2009 Toyotas 
Toyota RAV4 in Alabama, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

81000 mi
Limited Service Campaign (LSC) install Smart Stop Technology Upgrade 
Toyota RAV4 in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

98000 mi

US $400
Rotors Resurfaced, Brake pads replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

19300 mi

US $43
Water Pump leaking 
Toyota RAV4 in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

81700 mi

US $250
Replace front rotors and pads for $250.00 This is the first repair (81000 miles) since we bought the car in 2009-free oil changes for life from dealer. 
Toyota RAV4 in Arizona, United States
Jan 2012 - Oct 2015
Nov 2014

151000 mi

US $220
Bearing on water pump failing. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2017
May 2017

50000 mi

US $100
OEM battery died after being 7 years old so I replaced it. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Jun 2009 - Jul 2018
Dec 2014

75000 mi

US $200
Battery replaced at dealer suggestion. 
Jul 2015

85000 mi

US $1600
Cartridge replaced in emissions system 
Aug 2015

85800 mi

US $1600
Brakes engaged while driving. Had vehicle towed. All calipers and rotors had to be replaced, brake fluid replaced. 
Oct 2017

115000 mi

US $600
Replaced rear shocks 
Mar 2018

120000 mi

US $1000
New rotors in front Parking brake replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Dec 2009 - Aug 2016
Sep 2012

41000 mi
My CD player would not take in a CD to play. It was covered under warranty and it's a good thing it was because the radio is valued at $1400!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Aug 2016

76000 mi
Both sway bar ends broken. Estimate to fix was $600+. Traded to newer Rav4. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Jul 2018
Oct 2015

130820 mi

C $1800
Seized calipers and worn pads 
Apr 2016

137640 mi
Windshield wiper linkage broke 
May 2018

184140 mi

C $200
Replaced wheel bearing, driver's side. After repair ABS indicator light on. No error codes on scan. Removed and checked sensor. No damage, appears fine. checked magnetic ring pressed into bearing and found it quite strong compared to old bearing. May be an imbalance in the ABS signal strength between front bearings. Will have to change out passenger side bearing. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Mar 2014

92000 mi

US $350
Oxygen Sensor replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Alabama, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

54000 mi
The A/C compressor and A/C amplifier had to be replaced. I had the extended warr so I didn't have to pay the $3k repair bill. I'll caveat this bc the car had been in an accident (2 mths prior) but they couldn't be certain it was related. 

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2009 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

179-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2012 - Aug 2013
Apr 2013

31200 mi
Dead battery 
Toyota RAV4 in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

98000 mi

US $150
required alignment as pulling to the right 
Toyota RAV4 in New Hampshire, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

130200 mi
Vehicle has design defect in which rear wheel alignment can not be adjusted to specification. 
Mar 2017

148000 mi

US $380
Replace front brake rotors and pads 
Sep 2017

152935 mi

US $410
Flushed and replaced all transmission fluid to eliminate periodic transmission vibration while driving. 
Feb 2018

163300 mi

US $550
Replaced master cylinder 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

67800 mi

US $1399
A/C compressor failed; replaced compressor and recharged system 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

61380 mi

C $80
Air intake hose was loose, which resulted in the Check Engine light. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2018
Sep 2012

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. 
May 2018

92000 mi

US $30
No cold air was the symptom. The shop said I needed to replace the AC compressor and a few other AC components at a cost of almost $2k. I declined the work being done. 
Toyota RAV4 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Nov 2008 - Oct 2012
Aug 2011

35340 mi
Rear glass replaced, problem with defroster. 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2008 - Oct 2016
Feb 2011

19840 mi
Water pump was found leaking. Replaced under original factory warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2016
Sep 2013

41000 mi
Battery was no longer holding a charge. 
May 2014

49000 mi
Water pump showed signs of leakage when dealer completed oil change. Water pump was replaced for free under the limited powertrain warranty. 
Jun 2015

56000 mi
Water pump that was previously replaced under warranty 12 mo. ago was defective and was replaced again. No charge - still under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2009 - Oct 2015
Mar 2011

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 
Oct 2015

100000 mi
Transmission. Opted not to fix. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

98500 mi
rear brake service to clean corrosion off rotors and free up calipers 
Apr 2017

117180 mi

C $180
Replace seized emergency brake cables Seized calipers replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2013

41420 mi
A noise was evident in one of the front shock assemblies. Replaced under Toyota's used certified warranty. 
Jan 2014

45260 mi

C $90
All four tires on car had slow leak. Tires removed, rims cleaned and tires remounted. 
May 2014

47120 mi

C $220
Car would not start or would barely start. Battery replaced. Now starting normally. 
Jun 2018

71920 mi

C $600
Pads and rotors too rusty to pass Ontario safety inspection. Pads and rotors replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

46120 mi
Replace suspension arm - Warranty. Left rear axle seal replaced.... Extended Warranty. 
Feb 2016

62000 mi

C $140
Both horns needed to be replace as the horn stopped working. 
Dec 2017

88660 mi

C $1249
Evap canister was replaced as engine light and 4WD symbol appeared on dash 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

102920 mi

C $240
have to place new battery 
Mar 2018

111600 mi

C $460
Oil Leakage from rear differential. Seals replaced. Later main seal start leaking 
Jun 2018

113460 mi

C $1500
Rear differential main seal (pinion) oil leak. I have to replace whole rear differential housing to fix the leak parts $1150 plus $360 labor. Went to the scrap yard, they gave me a mechanic contact. He is going to replace the seal for 1.5 hours labor, plus $20 and oil. Unfortunately for Canada Toyota didn't do recall as they did for USA. 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2014 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

72540 mi
Replace the short block 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

58900 mi
In May 2014 paint started peeling on the roof, just above the windshield, ahead of the sunroof. This has not been repaired, as I have contacted Toyota's Head Office and they are unwilling to repair it. Have seen another white 2009 RAV4 with same. 
Nov 2014

59800 mi

C $228
Rear differential pinion seal. Replaced rear pinion seal. 
Dec 2014

62000 mi
Leaky shock on the rear right. Both rear shocks were replaced by my mechanic. 
May 2015

66960 mi

C $987
Roof of vehicle between front windshield and sunroof, the paint started peeling over 1 year ago, down to the primer and Toyota did nothing to help resolve the issue, so I took my vehicle to a body shop for the repair. 
Feb 2016

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. 
Oct 2016

85120 mi
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. I asked dealership to check a clunking noise in back end and they try to blame the noise on recent work done by my mechanic. I found the clunking noise problem, nothing to do with my mechanics work. It was a tool kit within a compartment. 
Dec 2016

87420 mi

C $165
Battery died and had mechanic replace it. 
Feb 2017

89280 mi

C $40
Had plug for rear differential replaced. Probably wore out from checking fluid over the years. Toyota Dealership could not find cause of previous noise. My mechanic had to tighten rear-end mount, which solved the noise problem. 
Sep 2017

97340 mi

C $13
Flat tire while out on a shopping trip. Tire was repaired within 2 hours. 
Nov 2017

99820 mi

C $79
Wheel alignment and re-torqueing of wheels 
Dec 2017

99820 mi

C $342
Brakes making a dragging noise. Replacement of front brakes, pads and rotors. Installation of new caliper rubbers and clear and lube caliper slides, bleed out system, test drive. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Mar 2014 - Dec 2017
Mar 2014

186000 mi

US $40
U joints worn out requiring drive shaft replacement 
Sep 2014

203000 mi
differential seal leak 
Dec 2014

209000 mi
front differential needs replacement 
Mar 2015

216000 mi

US $250
wheel rim rusted through; first time in 30 years I've ever had a problem with a Toyota wheel 
Mar 2016

250000 mi
seal leaking. replaced fluid. will require major repair at some point. 
Jul 2017

283000 mi

US $80
unknown 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

99700 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 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
May 2012 - May 2017
Jul 2014

54000 mi
Oxygen Sensor (Lower) 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

4960 mi
right rear shock leaking, replaced under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

27300 mi

US $28
splash shield under car needed to be re-clipped with 6 clips. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2012 - Apr 2015
Oct 2012

37500 mi

US $3
Replaces map light light bulb, it burned out 
Apr 2013

46000 mi

US $50
Replaced upper steering shaft due to clunking noise 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

142000 mi

US $2300
warranty work rear diff viscous coupling replaced steering rack vibration when driving between 35and45. vibration has grown much worse recently. dealer could not identify source-suggested new tires and rims. I had them replace the lifetime ATF fluid - they did not want to - vibration is now very small 
May 2017

148000 mi

US $100
leaky radiator hose connector where multiple hoses connect 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2012
Sep 2010

10000 mi
Jacking point at rear of vehicle that is specified in owners manual bent inward/collapsed when attempting to raise vehicle to rotate tires. 

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2008 Toyota RAV4

Engine not specified

Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2011 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

81000 mi
Engine Blown 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

Toyota RAV4 in Great Britain
Dec 2008 - Apr 2016
Oct 2010

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) 
Feb 2014

78000 mi

£400
Bushes worn. Cause was thought to be speed humps on roads 
Aug 2014

83000 mi

£180
Parking brake stuck on. Shop stripped cleaned and replaced brake shoes, readjusted. Sway bar securing bolt sheared 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2014
Oct 2013

101000 mi

US $280
O2 sensor replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Alabama, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2018
Oct 2015

115500 mi

US $680
Replace left front wheel bearing. 
Mar 2016

123000 mi

US $860
Replaced water pump 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2012
Mar 2009

31252 mi
Reprogrammed Computer 
Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2015
Jan 2013

56000 mi

US $100
Battery died, replaced 
Feb 2015

109000 mi

US $50
Random misfire threw engine code. Replaced spark plugs, issue resloved. 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Nov 2008 - Sep 2014
Dec 2009

14000 mi
CD #6 stuck in JBL changer. After dealer "looked at" the unit, none of the CDs would play or eject. Dealer installed new JBL audio unit 
Aug 2014

72900 mi

US $361
Driver side front bearing hub assembly was replaced Rear shocks replaced Non-dealer shop replaced shocks with wrong length then refused to even look at their work, so I went to dealer who diagnosed and corrected the problem with the right shocks. 
Toyota RAV4 in Louisiana, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2018
Dec 2009

6000 mi
T-SB-0067-08 Noise from Auxiliary Port with External Device. Not really having a problem with Ipod noise but thought I would go ahead and get this fixed while under warranty. 
Jun 2010

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". 
Jan 2011

30200 mi
Rear window defroster inop. Dealer replaced rear glass under original factory warranty. 
Sep 2011

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. Transmission replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2011

20000 mi
Creaking sound from driver's seat. Seat frame replaced under warranty. 
May 2015

43000 mi
Noisy water pump--bad bearing. 
Apr 2016

47200 mi
Clunking sound and feeling in steering wheel during low speed maneuvers such as looking for a parking space. 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2018
Mar 2013

51000 mi
Rear shock absorber was leaking 
Sep 2013

56000 mi
02 sensor died 
Oct 2013

56300 mi
catalytic converter had a hole in it. 
Nov 2013

57400 mi
Fuel pump stopped working 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Aug 2008 - Jan 2015
Jan 2010

44000 mi
There was, apparently, a TSB on my electric power steering, and I noticed no problem before. It was fixed in a couple of hours. The steering feels slightly heavier now but it is barely noticeable. 
Aug 2012

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. 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2008 - Jan 2015
Jul 2008

6000 mi
replaced rear door upper rubber stop/bumper 
Oct 2008

9000 mi
Broken door latch, drivers side rear door. 
Toyota RAV4 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Nov 2008 - Aug 2017
Jan 2009

3100 mi
Heat/cool fan control working intermittently. Drove vehicle to dealership and part was ordered and appointment made. Day of appointment was told by dealership part on backorder. Left vehicle there as fan control had quite working completely. Waited 9 days for car to be repaired. Given a loaner for that time. 
May 2011

7740 mi
Steel wheels showing signs of rust. All four wheels replaced under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Dec 2008 - Oct 2012
Jul 2011

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Maryland, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2009

11000 mi
Sunglasses holder stopped opening.  
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2008 - Feb 2015
Mar 2012

40000 mi

US $60
Latch on armrest broke. 
Aug 2014

69000 mi

US $400
Viscous coupler replaced due to whining noise. 
Oct 2014

70800 mi

US $900
Water pump grinding. Replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Dec 2012 - Nov 2017
Sep 2017

67000 mi

US $1200
Gas Canister leakage - Gas filter replacement 
Toyota RAV4 in Utah, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

70000 mi

US $75
Sun visor pulled out of roof while being moved to window position 
Nov 2017

77000 mi

US $300
Bad amp. Replaced head unit and amp 
Toyota RAV4 in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Nov 2009 - Nov 2016
Jun 2010

20460 mi

C $5120
Water pump replaced..coolant leak. New brake pads and resurfaced rotors. 
Mar 2011

29760 mi

C $35
water in muffler. 
Mar 2015

76880 mi

C $95
Swaybar bushings replaced in front end 
Jun 2015

80600 mi

C $400
sensor 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Dec 2011

61380 mi
water pump bearing wearing out and getting very noisy 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Oct 2011

36000 mi
Humming noise from fuel pump; 1st visit was to confirm and order resistor 
Nov 2011

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. 
Jun 2015

65000 mi
Courtesy switch failure (interior lights) Grating or rattling noise on start (intermittent) 
Jul 2016

71500 mi

US $300
Battery died (Not sure if this counts as maintenance) Leaking strut. I also had other things like oil change and other maintenance done at same time; can't remember total for all things done but it was around $300. Not sure how much the strut alone was. 
Feb 2017

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Jul 2012

59820 mi
water pump on warranty, was leaking 
Mar 2015

76260 mi

C $766
front bushing missing, 2 replaced. on the back, a sway arm was broken and changed. also battery changed 
Aug 2016

83860 mi

C $400
Moonroof left open during rainstorm. Next day dash warning lights came on kind of randomly. Service dried the wiring behind dash. All is back to normal 
Sep 2017

91760 mi

C $200
right sided front airbag light on dealer said corrosion on a wire. fixed 
Apr 2018

96100 mi

C $600
4 shocks changed... after 11 years of co untru roads! 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2017
Apr 2016

85000 mi

US $900
water pump bearing failed. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Jun 2018
Feb 2010

24800 mi
Also not a recall but preventative - Water pump was leaking. 
Mar 2018

127100 mi

C $900
shocks/struts and stabilizer bushings front brake pads and rotors 
Toyota RAV4 in Iowa, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2018
Sep 2014

65000 mi
Replaced 4wd coupler Transmission mounts 
Apr 2015

70700 mi

US $750
Water Pump Failed 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Nov 2007 - Nov 2010
Apr 2008

5000 mi
The driver's side seat belt was installed backwards from the factory causing it to be twisted. 
Jul 2008

9000 mi
New seatbelt was installed. 
Dec 2008

14000 mi
Air bag light on. Air bag computer replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Missouri, United States
Dec 2007 - Jan 2018
Sep 2010

30000 mi
broken middle seats folding mechanism Ordered wrong piece, not repaired correct part ordered Repaired rear seat folding mechanism 
Aug 2016

87600 mi

US $500
Rear sway bar link broke, had both replaced 
Nov 2016

93500 mi

US $750
Replaced leaking pinion seals on the rear diff. Replaced right rear wheel bearing/hub 
Mar 2017

96000 mi

US $200
replaced front rotors and pads 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2007 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

150000 mi

US $260
Replaced muffler. 
Jan 2016

168700 mi

US $197
Had to replace both rear sway bar links. 
Jul 2016

161200 mi

US $775
Both front struts were leaking; both front struts, strut mounts, and strut boots were replaced. 
Jan 2017

158500 mi
Air/Fuel sensor had to be replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2007 - Jun 2018
Feb 2009

4960 mi
Brake switch too close to the brake pedal, causing cruise to stop when driving over small holes. 
Dec 2010

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 
Nov 2011

13640 mi

C $1900
replace gearbox as per TSBreplace brakes because I did not drive; the car for 8 months; replace windshield replaced catalyst converter 
Toyota RAV4 in Utah, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

1000 mi
Plastic over steering column clips were damaged when remote engine start was installed. You could see inside the column from the passenger seat. Parts are in waiting for an installation appointment. 
Jan 2008

2000 mi
Parts arrived and were put on for steering column. 
Feb 2008

3000 mi
Plastic steering column cover was coming loose again over remote start, looks as though they finally have it tightened down correctly. Steering was rubbing against it because it was so loose. Antifreeze smell shop said there was too much coolant they drained some out, ran a pressure test and called it good. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2010 - Jun 2018
Feb 2013

57660 mi

C $90
ENGINE TAKES MORE CRANKING TO START. REPLACED BATTERY WITH HIGHER COLD CRANKING AMP. 
Oct 2013

79360 mi

C $560
Airbag light always on. Dealer diagnosed " code b1801, open in D circuit ", Spiral cable. Paid $65 for diagnostics. Bought spiral cable from dealer $480. Friend mechanic installed spiral cable for $60. Problem solved. Changed airbag spiral cable 
Jan 2015

93500 mi

C $280
Water pump leaking. Replaced water pump from dealer by independent shop. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Aug 2007 - Sep 2014
Oct 2007

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. 
Sep 2010

60000 mi

US $80
Brakes making scraping noise. Diagnosed to aftermarket pads that were installed. 
Aug 2011

87500 mi

US $650
Water pump broke 
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2008 - Dec 2012
Apr 2010

22300 mi
Water pump was leaking. Mechanic discovered the problem while in for an oil change and oil hose. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2008 - Jun 2018
Nov 2011

48400 mi

C $315
Noisy muffler. Replaced with new one. 
Jan 2012

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. 
Apr 2012

54560 mi
Control arm bushings have separated. When I mentioned extended warranty, this became ONE control arm!!! 
May 2013

63240 mi

C $47
Muffler was split. Replaced under muffler manufacturer's warranty. I paid for gasket and labour. 
Sep 2014

70060 mi

C $172
Shuddering on rapid take-off from standstill (V6 engine!) Mechanic did test drive and I rode along. On hoist, he showed me the rear U-joint was very stiff. New driveshaft would cost $1100+. I asked him to use oil to free it up. OK so far. 
Nov 2014

70680 mi

C $480
New lower control arm AWD driveshaft sent out to have two new U-joints welded on to replace original stiff (about-to-fail?) U-joints which are non-replaceable. 
Jun 2018

85560 mi

C $1556
Noisy rear wheel bearing replaced 4 new rotors and 4 new pads. 
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2017
Sep 2013

125000 mi

US $700
Needed to replace water pump 
Jun 2015

189000 mi

US $600
replaced rear shocks and installed electronic brake 
Sep 2015

200000 mi
airbag warning light and recall repairs 
Mar 2016

211000 mi

US $240
water pump replaced. still under warranty 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008

186 mi
Rattling sound from centre console when going tough bumpy roads.  rattling sound from centre console when going tough bumpy roads. Taking it back next Tuesday 
Aug 2008

310 mi
Factory installed remote starter was not installed properly. After started with remote starter car does not need a key to drive. And it doesn't shut down with the key.  The headlight indicater also lights up incorrectly. factory installed remote starter was not installed properly. After started with remote starter car does not need a key to drive. And it doesn't shut down with the key. The headlight indicater also lights up incorrectly. 
Toyota RAV4 in Maryland, United States
Jun 2008 - Apr 2013
Dec 2012

68000 mi
Water pump replaced due to leak. 
Apr 2013

72000 mi
Transmission replacement per T-SB-0130-12 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2008 - Jul 2013
Feb 2010

27280 mi
VVT oil supply hose replaced. 
Jun 2010

31620 mi
A/C not effective. Replaced leaking service valve and recharge system under warranty. 
Mar 2011

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! 
Jul 2012

57660 mi

C $150
AC low, needed recharge. 
May 2013

65800 mi
Electric coupler for rear differential. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2014
Mar 2008

1000 mi
Grounding noise from the aux and 12v jack. Parts ordered to filter out noise. Took 1.5 hours to fix. 
May 2012

56800 mi
Whining noise when accelerating. High pitched noise starts around 40 - 65 mph. There is a TSB to fix this issue. Ordered parts for Phase 1. If it fails, then replace transmission. Phase 1 fix was not successful, new transmission ordered. Transmission replaced. 
Jul 2012

60200 mi
Faulty repair job from previous trip. Front differential seal seeping, replaced axle nut, installed new seal, added fluid. took 4 days because they ordered the wrong parts. 
Jul 2013

67200 mi
Power window lever was sticky. 
Mar 2014

68000 mi
Engine sounded like a diesel engine. Service technician identified the car needed a new water pump 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2008 - Oct 2015
Jun 2013

60760 mi
engine knock.. discovered water pump was failing. Dealer replaced it and covered it under warranty 
Aug 2013

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. 
Sep 2013

63860 mi

C $185
Car took 3 to 4 seconds to start after being left overnight. The dealer determined the cold amp was low and recommended battery replacement. Car starts great now. So there were two problems with car..fuel injection system and battery. 
Toyota RAV4 in Utah, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

79000 mi

US $590
Replaced front struts 
Toyota RAV4 in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2008 - Dec 2014
Apr 2011

60000 mi
water pump failure 
Toyota RAV4 in North Carolina, United States
May 2014 - Jul 2017
Nov 2016

66400 mi

US $800
Replace struts 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Aug 2013 - Aug 2017
Sep 2014

77000 mi
Steering clunked when driving. Had to replace part of steering column. 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. 
Feb 2017

95000 mi

US $8
Side Marker Lamp out. Replaced. Easy for me to do. 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2013 - Aug 2015
Aug 2015

77500 mi

C $960
Replaced water pump 
Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2018
Nov 2012

44100 mi
Driver side door locks. TSB. 
Jul 2015

68000 mi

US $800
replace water pump 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2012 - Oct 2012
Sep 2012

37200 mi
just under 61K - water pump started to growl. Covered under powertrain warranty but that only had 3 months left on it. 
Oct 2012

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Aug 2010 - May 2011
Sep 2010

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2012 - Jan 2014
Oct 2012

58900 mi

C $800
automatically switch and lock at 4x4 mode, which keep engine running like crazy and crashed water pump. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2014

115100 mi

C $450
Pinion Seal in rear differential leaking 
Jun 2017

142600 mi

C $365
Right Rear Brake Caliper wouldn't release 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2012 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

34100 mi

C $700
Fuel tank canister, warning lights on, no other symptoms. 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

74400 mi
oil leak timing cover 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2018
Jul 2011

56000 mi
TSB for the engine whine for the V6 completed, which meant a new transmission was installed. 
Apr 2017

160000 mi

US $1488
Left #1 and #2 Camshaft Timing Oil Control Valves removed and replaced Bank 1 Ignition coils and spark plugs replaced. Rear brake pad set and rotor replaced. 
Sep 2017

166000 mi

US $2327
Replaced steering rack. 
May 2018

177000 mi

US $600
Headlight restoration, front tires,  replaced muffler 
Toyota RAV4 in Kansas, United States
Aug 2015 - Nov 2017
Aug 2015

125000 mi

US $150
Rear wheel bearings were replaced on both sides of vehicle 
Jun 2016

132000 mi

US $175
CV axle driver's side front replacements 
Mar 2017

132500 mi
Water Pump 
May 2017

142250 mi

US $25
High-pressure VVTI oil line replacement Front main seal replacement 
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2010 - Aug 2014
Dec 2010

34000 mi
Was misfiring an all cylinders. after restart problem went away and mechanics didn't know what happened 
Mar 2012

60000 mi
Water pump leaking. Replaced water pump 
Dec 2012

75000 mi
Transmission slipping, could not replicate. Update: stayed this way until sold, dealer never found any problems. 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. 
Jul 2014

98000 mi

US $500
All shocks and breaks needed to be replaced 
Aug 2014

98000 mi
Bought replacement muffler but never installed it. I used putty to cover the muffler holes and it did help a little. 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
Oct 2010

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. 
Oct 2017

100000 mi

US $1500
warped rotors 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
May 2011

38640 mi

C $128
clamp came off hose going to part of radiator and antifreeze leaked out 
Mar 2017

128960 mi

C $900
Front wheel liners damaged from ice snow build up. Large chunk broken off. Leading to outside air tempersture sensor malfunctioning. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2015 - Jan 2017
Oct 2016

83000 mi

US $250
Replaced all brakes and rotors. Broke lose a seized caliper pin. 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Mar 2011 - Oct 2014
Oct 2011

54000 mi

US $450
Slow start, cleaned intake and replaced battery. 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2017
Feb 2013

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. 
Aug 2013

66100 mi
Engine consuming excessive quantity of oil. Failed dealer consume test. Dealer did new short block and ring kit replacement. 
Toyota RAV4 in Oklahoma, United States
May 2008 - Dec 2010
Oct 2008

7000 mi
Splash Guard under the engine had come loose on one side. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2018
Nov 2008

5000 mi
Faulty airbag sensor 
Dec 2008

6000 mi
Faulty airbag sensor reading low voltage causing the airbag light to go off 
Oct 2010

22200 mi
Auxiliary module for the head unit was replaced. 
Dec 2014

58000 mi

US $300
Cracked water pump 
May 2017

77000 mi

US $100
Replaced leaking water pump, serpentine belt 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

72100 mi

US $1100
Front bearing replacement. 
Toyota RAV4 in Oklahoma, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2016
Mar 2014

140000 mi

US $300
alternator went out 
Feb 2015

163000 mi

US $520
replaced rotors pads shocks 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Aug 2015 - Jul 2018
Jun 2018

75000 mi

US $600
Replace front brakes 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

94000 mi

US $790
Check engine light on due to oil sludge. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2016
Mar 2013

94000 mi

US $90
Replaced OEM battery 
Toyota RAV4 in Florida, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

76000 mi

US $1700
I bought a new air condition compressor and water pump. I had to drain the radiator and a new cap. I changed the oil and transmission service too. 
Toyota RAV4 in Indiana, United States
Dec 2008 - Oct 2015
Dec 2012

59409 mi
Replaced failed water pump. Performed a couple of recalls. Replaced failed water pump 
Jan 2013

79700 mi

US $157
Replaced the intermediate steering shaft no 1 in the steering column, and clamp for boot around shaft. Shaft is a know issue through TSB 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

79189 mi

US $191
Engine decarbonization, flush fuel injection system, clean air induction system. 
Dec 2017

84000 mi

US $31
Replaced burnt out driver's side headlight 
May 2018

89000 mi

US $552
Charging warning light came on. Replaced alternator 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2013 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

38000 mi

US $750
Muffler replaced. All brakes redone. 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Iowa, United States
May 2011 - Jan 2018
Jan 2018

120000 mi
Leaking oil 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2011 - Dec 2016
Oct 2016

64260 mi

C $500
The alternator died at just 100K km or 60K miles. Alternator was changed. 1 year old battery seems ok although it was not tested after the incident. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - Mar 2014
Nov 2012

36580 mi
Replaced steering shaft Replaced steering shaft 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2013 - Mar 2018
Oct 2013

91020 mi

C $109
Wiring repair of the passenger side low beam socket due to corrosion and overheating 
Dec 2014

109120 mi
repaired wiring from a previous repair. intermittent continuity of headlight due to a previous repair. Note this might actually be part of a a problem related to a modification I the owner made 5 yrs back. I installed PIAA Halogen lamps. 
Aug 2015

117500 mi

C $15
Replaced a previously Dealer repaired electrical problem. One headlight had intermittent continuity. I rewired the socket and repaired it 
Jan 2016

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Utah, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Aug 2011

19500 mi
water pump leaking, replaced Water Pump replaced 
Dec 2011

24000 mi
Slowly started to get a dull roaring from rear axle area which got considerably louder over a couple of weeks. Concluded it was the passenger rear wheel bearing going bad-dealership replaced under warranty No engine crank one afternoon-all dash lights came on, but no radio/locks/stuck in park. Towed to dealer where it started w/no problem. TSB done on neutral safety switch-not the issue. It was the 120amp fuse rigged under pervious owner. 
May 2014

52000 mi
Radio went silent on a 5 hour trip back home, no sound/seek/scan. Radio was on and display showed station, but no sound what so ever. Took to dealer and the said the head unit was dead. They replaced it with another used unit they had. 
Toyota RAV4 in Rhode Island, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2015
Aug 2011

24000 mi

US $190
leaking water pump replaced, air cabin filter also replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Aug 2008 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Spain
Feb 2011 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

50840 mi

€600
Coming back from a 3 week vacation, Rav4 started O.K, but then shut off. Called AAA and they changed battery, but told us Alternator was dead. Went to an independent shop and changed alternator. Now evaruthing it´s O.K. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

45260 mi

C $220
Slight oil leak from rear diff caused by blocked vent causing pressure build up forcing oil past viscous coupler. Coupler replaced under warranty ($1100) I paid for new vent plus diff fluids front and back. Also 2 recalls no cost 
Sep 2016

88040 mi

C $700
Replaced front struts plus alignment Front and rear differentials leaking 
May 2017

104160 mi
Recall under warranty for rear suspension control arms 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2008 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

66340 mi

C $500
Leaking Water Pump 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2008 - Jun 2018
Jun 2010

16120 mi

C $110
Wheel rims are rusting ... will be covered under the 3 year warranty so decided to wait to just before the warranty expires April 2011. All is was regular maintenance 
Apr 2011

21080 mi
All 4 wheels were replaced under warranty at no charge as they were rusting. Also had the regular maintenance done at this time. 
Dec 2011

24800 mi

C $285
lubricated pins etc 
Nov 2012

31920 mi
Water pump was leaking ...covered under warranty ... no charge at all .. this is a 2008 !! 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Apr 2012 - Apr 2018
Jan 2014

62000 mi

US $120
Load roaring noise that increased with speed coming from the passenger rear. It did not grind or crunch. My father is the mechanic who diagnosed the issue as a wheel bearing and replaced the part. Note, the lock nut cannot be reused, must buy a new one 
Sep 2015

99000 mi

US $2500
Differential coupler was bad, so rear wheels could not work in AWD mode. Research showed this as a common problem. 5 months later, Toyota acknowledged a defect with the rear diff coupler and covered the cost of the repair. 
Jan 2017

84000 mi

US $40
Driver's side sway bar end link snapped. Did not affect driveabiliy. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 2018
Sep 2015

102000 mi

US $280
Muffler replacement 
Jul 2016

118800 mi

US $622
calipers on the rear wheel had to be replaced. rotors and pads 
Nov 2016

124100 mi

US $330
Engine burned too much oil. 
Toyota RAV4 in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2014 - Dec 2017
Aug 2015

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. 
Oct 2015

87000 mi
Engine using oil. Had oil consumption test done. Not burning enough oil for warranty repair. 
Sep 2017

106000 mi

US $460
Altenator went out. Battery ruined. 
Toyota RAV4 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Oct 2014 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

79460 mi
Oil leak in differential, repaired twice already and I need to go back again. 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

150-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
May 2014 - May 2015
Aug 2014

91760 mi

C $200
Clock spring issue causing Air bag light to come on... had repaired by mechanic before receiving recall notice for same issue 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Sep 2016 - Jul 2018
Apr 2017

64500 mi

US $50
Adjust loose parking brake 
Jul 2018

73000 mi

US $35
Door seal loose making closing the door difficult. Glued the strip 

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2008 Toyota RAV4 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in New South Wales, Australia
Feb 2008 - Jan 2011
Jul 2008

3100 mi
Steering column and front passenger area vibration on rough road. Mechanic has identified the problem on the steering column but the other vibration. It will be fixed on next service schedule 
Dec 2009

16740 mi
Exhaust smell inside the cabin sometimes. Dealer can't find any fault. According to dealer, it couldn't fuel with high sulphur content. Suggest to change fuel. 

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2007 Toyota RAV4

Engine not specified

Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

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

Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2006 - Dec 2013
Feb 2010

27000 mi
Bad water pump--completely bad and undrivable, not just a leak 
Toyota RAV4 in Alabama, United States
Aug 2015 - May 2016
Oct 2015

139700 mi

US $35
TPMS went out 
May 2016

143000 mi
TPMS never fixed, light always on. 
Toyota RAV4 in Mississippi, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2016
Oct 2010

56000 mi
Replaced mounting bushings to repair transmission gear whine. Parts replaced, but whine still there. New transmission on backorder. 
Jan 2011

58000 mi
Installed rebuilt transmission to correct gear whine. 
Aug 2014

85000 mi

US $700
Water pump replaced. 
Apr 2016

110000 mi

US $370
Bad O2 sensor caused CEL. 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2012
Aug 2012

144800 mi
One year old toyota battery died out 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Aug 2007 - Nov 2011
Nov 2010

58000 mi
Water pump started making noise, which the dealer decided needed to be replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

169000 mi

US $850
Replace the heater core. Replaced coolant, a/c, etc, Also tires balance/rotate. Wheel alignment, Oil Change & lube, etc. Full maintenance. 
Aug 2017

188000 mi

US $500
Alternator replaced 
Nov 2017

189000 mi

US $350
replaced the entire wheel bearing assembly 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2016
Aug 2012

110900 mi

US $500
replaced front struts 
Apr 2013

115300 mi

US $178
replaced faulty ignition coil 
Jun 2015

130000 mi

US $26
failed headlight bulb replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2011 - Dec 2015
Dec 2013

81840 mi

C $30
Brake oil tank empty. Very cold -48C. Also still on original pads. 
Jun 2014

88040 mi

C $135
Bendix was sticking. Dealer sells only the entire starter. Found just the needed parts from an independent seller. Parts cost only 76 CAD, labor 60. 
Sep 2015

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 
Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

73000 mi

US $600
Replaced an alternator 
Toyota RAV4 in Tamaulipas, Mexico
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
Sep 2011

49600 mi

$200
Replaced starter 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2012
Dec 2009

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Jul 2007 - Jun 2018
Apr 2008

11000 mi
Power/volume button ceased functioning at 'random' intervals. 
Aug 2010

40000 mi
Volume issues and a high pitched sound could be heard when using the AUX input with various devices. 
Aug 2013

77300 mi
Transmission suffered from a known issue, generating a loud whine. A TSB was issued for this problem, so I asked them to replace the transmission as the TSB recommends. 
Sep 2013

78000 mi
After picking up the car from my previous repair trip, the steering wheel was no longer aligned. 
Jun 2016

90000 mi

US $250
CV shaft required replacement 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Jul 2018
Jun 2010

26000 mi
Stinky A/C repaired under Toyota Service Bulletin. 
Jun 2013

53000 mi
Alternator went, taking the battery with it. 
Dec 2014

57000 mi
Battery was replaced at 18 months as it wouldn't hold a charge. Under full warranty coverate 
May 2017

62000 mi
Seat belt guides on seat frames were given extended plastic covers. Done under recall. 
Toyota RAV4 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Oct 2009 - Sep 2011
Jun 2010

52080 mi

C $100
There were 2 plastic panels on the underside of the front end of the vehicle, one large and one small. The plastic panels lost connectors and dragged on the ground but was caught early. The second panel was same issue but panel replaced. 
Jun 2011

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

79980 mi

C $185
Front sway bar bushings required replacement 
Apr 2014

80380 mi

C $1288
Replace front struts , upper strut mounts & wheel alignment in conjunction. With strut replacement 
Jan 2015

93000 mi

C $630
Fuel to air ratio sensor required replacement. Problem was indicated by check engine light 
Apr 2015

95060 mi
Heard grinding noise from rear while driving. Intermittent noise but got progressively louder. Rear differential coupler required replacement. 
Dec 2016

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. 
Jan 2017

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. 
Apr 2018

122760 mi

C $590
One rear ignition coil failed. Check engine light came on indicating the problem. I replaced all 3 rear coils while in there, only reported on replacement cost of one coil since that is all that was required for the actual repair. The additional work was my decision to do as preventative. 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2016
Jan 2011

102200 mi
Transaxle Whine Noise; step 1 did not fix the whine so step 2 (transmission replacement) will need to be done 
Mar 2011

67000 mi
Front differential leak; the plug was replaced 
Jul 2011

72000 mi
CEL, VSC and 4WD lights came on. Turned out to be a fuel/emissions sensor that was replaced under warranty 
Mar 2014

99000 mi
The front left shock absorber was leaking. It was replaced under extended warranty. Would have cost $325.00 without warranty. 
Dec 2014

109000 mi

US $1100
Water pump failed. Also needed maintenance. 
Aug 2016

130000 mi
Steering rack needed replacement. $3600. Traded in vehicle. 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2014
Apr 2011

57300 mi

US $987
Replace lower, middle steering shaft, stabilizer bar, control link. 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2017
Jul 2015

53200 mi

US $150
Sway bar end link broke. 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
May 2011 - Apr 2012
Jun 2011

44000 mi

US $400
Also had water pump replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2011

48000 mi

US $360
Replaced water pump but warranty covered it had a warning light on my dash come on intermitently. Had something to do with my 4wd 
Mar 2012

50000 mi
Something with timing system that required them to pull the engine out of the car 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Dec 2011
Mar 2011

71300 mi

C $1200
Water pump making rattling noise. Told it was bearing failure. Had to replace it (ridiculous cost and only at 115000km) 
Toyota RAV4 in Delaware, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

14000 mi
Spare tire cover was off color. Dealer replaced with new spare tire cover. The replacement is still off color, but not as bad. 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

13000 mi
Tire Inflation warning light keeps coming on whenever we park on an even a slight incline. Tire pressure checks out okay, sensor is reset, and comes back on the next time we park on an incline. Doesn't go off until we take it to be reset. 
Toyota RAV4 in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2011
Apr 2010

31000 mi

US $700
Replace water pump. Repair stuck sunroof. 30K Maintenance, Replace Water Pump, Repair Stuck Sunroof, Brake Pads and Turn Rotors, 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Aug 2008 - Sep 2015
Jul 2010

20000 mi
replaced leather driver seat cover under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2009
Dec 2008

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. 
Feb 2009

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. 
Mar 2009

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2008 - Sep 2011
Mar 2010

38000 mi
Vehicle failed to start once several months ago, wiggling shifter alleviated problem. I later discovered a TSB (Tech Service Bulletin) for bad Transmission selector Park switch. Dealer honored TSB despite being 2K miles out of warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012 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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Missouri, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2011
Sep 2010

32000 mi
Radio was erratic both display and on/off. Dealer replaced with new radio. No charge, under extended factory warranty.  
Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2018
Feb 2013

47000 mi

US $1155
Water pump leaking; replaced. 
Dec 2014

60000 mi

US $170
Oxygen sensor failed. tripped code P0606, illuminating check engine light, all whell drive light, and stability control light. 
Mar 2016

67000 mi

US $400
Left rear wheel sensor failed, causing the 4WD, ABS, ASC, and Brake lights to illuminate on the instrument panel. 
Sep 2017

74000 mi

US $1600
Evaporative emissions canister failed. 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2012
Jun 2009

26000 mi
jan 2008 transmission was replaced,dec 2008 transmission was replaced again,june 2009 transmission was again replaced.due to input shaft failure,all was repaired under warranty.milage-8208,19192,25000, 
Apr 2012

47300 mi
transmission had to be replaced---for the fourth time since since(june 2007) toyota replaced my 2007 i bought in april 2007  engine had 2 bad valves 
Toyota RAV4 in Manitoba, Canada
Aug 2007 - Sep 2016
Aug 2008

17360 mi
Display on JBL radio/CD player was cut off. Sometimes I could not turn the radio off-- some sort of electronics malfunction. Dealer replaced entire radio with no hassle or debate. Happy with resolution. Replacement working well so far. Front passenger/driver side windows rattle when closed and driving-- very annoying. Rattle occurance depends on wind speed and direction. Dealer thought I said it occured when the window was OPEN and could not replicate. Will look at it next oil change. 
Oct 2008

20460 mi
Dealer attempted to fix window rattle in both front side windows that occurs while driving. Dealer added weatherstripping but repair is unsuccessful. Will advise the dealer and have them attempt repair again. 
Jan 2011

64340 mi
Left rear boot was twisted, starting to make noise. Replaced the whole unit under warranty. 
Jul 2011

61380 mi
Making a thunking noise in back end when turning tightly and going over bumps. Could not be replicated while in the shop. Told to come back when hear it again. (I live 110 kms away, so not easy to get there immediately after hearing it!!) 
Sep 2012

85560 mi

C $1600
I had a leak in the rear axle and also had to replace the water pump. 
Jun 2013

96100 mi

C $398
The rear stabilizers were cracked and had to be replaced. The car exhibited lots of vibration in the back and it was noisier than usual to drive. 
Toyota RAV4 in Maine, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2018
Apr 2009

18000 mi

US $89
Facia at bottom of windshield (external) broken 
Apr 2010

30300 mi
Stereo display intermittently goes blank. Unit is uncontrollable when this happens. Only alternative is to shut down the engine to get the stereo to work. What also works sometimes is to run a finger across all the station select buttons. 
Apr 2011

48000 mi
Plastic facia fwd of outside mirror, driver's door, bubbling up as if severe corrosion behind. Dealer removed piece. No corrosion. Apparently plastic is possibly breaking down. Declined repair and reinstalled facia piece. 
Aug 2012

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. 
Dec 2012

76000 mi

US $235
Broken left rear stabilizer link 
Apr 2013

81000 mi

US $807
There was a leak at the water pump. Replaced water pump and refilled cooling system. 
Jun 2014

99000 mi

US $1126
RIGHT REAR COIL SPRING AND ANTI-SWAY BAR BROKEN 
Oct 2014

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. 
Apr 2015

111200 mi
All tires badly worn on inside. Rear toe out of adjustment, couldn't adjust, had to replace rear suspension arms, upper arm assy, and toe adjuster assy. This after recall for arms. I paid only for new tires at cost. 
Jun 2015

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. 
Jul 2015

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. 
Mar 2016

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. Rattling noise from right rear. Trouble shot to loose baffles inside muffler which was replaced about 15 months ago. Replaced the muffler. 
Apr 2017

140000 mi

US $582
Passenger rear axle seal and rear pinion seal leaking. Removed rear differential assembly, replaced pinion and both side seals, reinstalled differential, topped fluid, ran up on lift and leak checked. 
Jan 2018

148000 mi

US $345
Rear cargo compartment door would not latch. Replaced door latch assembly. 
Toyota RAV4 in Hawaii, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2018
Nov 2007

5000 mi
CD unit does not play or eject discs. Face shows error code; new unit ordered on 11/7 and as of 12/4 I am still waiting for unit to arrive. 
Dec 2007

6000 mi
CD's wouldn't eject; Toyota ordered a new unit and after 5+ weeks, I had the new unit installed. Good as new. 
Dec 2011

34000 mi

US $500
Clunking sound when turning the steering wheel. 
Sep 2016

55000 mi

US $1200
New alternator needed. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2012 - Oct 2013
Sep 2013

58900 mi
Knocking when turning at low speeds. Injected lube into intermediate shaft -- temp fix. 
Toyota RAV4 in Delaware, United States
Dec 2008 - Apr 2012
Nov 2009

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 
Aug 2010

56000 mi

US $420
There was a clunking noise in steering column. Had to replace intermediate steering shaft. This is a known problem with this vehicle - TSB ST001-08. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2012
Sep 2009

20000 mi
Left front leather seat bottom cover, vinyl side, cracking. Could be seen when left front door was open. Warranty repair. 
Jun 2012

46000 mi
Lefthand driver's door lock 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

161820 mi

C $600
Water pump noisy. Replaced, along with serpentine belt. 
Mar 2018

184760 mi

C $700
Timing belt tensioner and idler pulley 
Toyota RAV4 in Oregon, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

14000 mi

US $4
Blown horn fuse. 
May 2009

27000 mi
Inside rear view mirror detached from windshield. Glue simply gave up. Not bumped or any dangly things hanging from mirror. 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2016
Oct 2007

5000 mi
Intermittant display on the stereo, Ordered new one. 
Jun 2015

59000 mi

US $1
Replace leaking water pump 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Jan 2007 - Aug 2014
Aug 2010

62000 mi

US $55
Car had trouble starting in the mornings. Dealership said they couldn't find the problem. They said it could be due to a build up on the throttle intake. They were wrong. 
Dec 2011

69000 mi
Back door sensor doesn't always indicate the door is open causing issues such as the vehicle to auto-lock after a timeout. 
Jun 2014

91000 mi

US $400
Muffler had rusted through on the top. Had to cut it out and replace it. 
Aug 2014

91000 mi
The door sensor failure was intermitent but continued to the day we traded it in. We never attempted a fix as we were planning to sell the car anyways. It was just annoying. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2016 - Jul 2018
Nov 2016

209000 mi

US $2160
Steering rack was replaced because it was binding. 
Jul 2018

225000 mi

US $625
Replaced front pads and rotors after only 30,000 miles. sitting too long was stated to be the cause. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

109000 mi

US $1000
Water pump replacement 
Dec 2016

111000 mi

US $700
Rusted parking brake cable replaced 
Mar 2018

126000 mi

US $46
Left headlight went out. I replaced both left and right headlights. 
Toyota RAV4 in Maryland, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2016
Apr 2016

177500 mi

US $250
Right rear wheel bearing replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Jul 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

100000 mi
Rack and Pinion was in need of repair. Known issue from Toyota (TSB) , but not covered under recall. 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2018
May 2012

36600 mi

US $700
Water pump failed and needed to be replaced. 
Aug 2017

70000 mi

US $100
Replaced a motor mount. 
Toyota RAV4 in Oregon, United States
Dec 2006 - Oct 2015
Jun 2009

24000 mi
Radio display failed. Subject of TSB. 
Jan 2011

39200 mi
Steering knock. Parts replaced in accordance with TSB-0318-08. 
Sep 2013

57000 mi
Replacement of water pump 
Toyota RAV4 in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2014
Feb 2009

24000 mi
Leather drivers seat worn. Ordered cloth cover, then said they would have to send my Rav to another city approx 120 miles away. They have called me 2 times to fix this problem, but they want to send my vehicle out of town to be fixed without a loaner.  
Oct 2009

30000 mi
Steering became loose and was emitting clunking noise. They installed a new steering intermediate shaft. 
Jun 2010

37000 mi

US $290
Driver's side window would not work. Had to buy new parts and have it fixed at dealer. 
Sep 2014

60000 mi

US $600
water pump and muffler replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2018
Jun 2008

12000 mi
Radio display problem 
Nov 2011

42000 mi

US $100
Faulty Caliper on left front 
Jun 2013

52000 mi
muffler replacement 
Sep 2013

54000 mi
rear seals water pump 
Sep 2014

58000 mi
pinion seal 
Jan 2018

86000 mi

US $100
Bad battery was replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

71300 mi

C $1000
pads and rotors replaced again - sooner than I would have expected. 
Toyota RAV4 in Manitoba, Canada
Jan 2015 - Jan 2018
Sep 2017

129580 mi

C $250
Aftermarket remote start (installed by previous owner) shorted out and affected factory wiring harness. Vehicle completely useless until the whole remote start system was removed. 
Jan 2018

133300 mi

C $300
another failed ignition coil 
Toyota RAV4 in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2006 - Apr 2009
Dec 2008

14000 mi
Noise when left front door opens. Left front door inner center strap replaced. Problem solved. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Apr 2017 - Feb 2018
Jun 2017

118000 mi

US $150
There was a vibration through the entire vehicle when running over bumps. Found worn rear shocks. Replaced with bilstien. 
Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
Jun 2007 - Feb 2017
Feb 2017

43000 mi

US $985
Water pump bearing failure 
Toyota RAV4 in Alaska, United States
Feb 2007 - Jun 2018
Sep 2012

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 
Oct 2012

58300 mi
Clunking felt through steering wheel, fixed by replacement of intermediate steering shaft 
Oct 2017

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Jan 2013 - Jul 2018
Jul 2015

36000 mi

US $374
Rusty muffler causing noises. 
Apr 2016

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - Mar 2014
Oct 2012

67880 mi
Clicking sounds coming from steering wheel. 
Toyota RAV4 in Delaware, United States
Mar 2007 - Jun 2009
Dec 2007

8000 mi
Evap canister had leak. CEL came on.  
Dec 2008

23000 mi
Evap canister leak. 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2007 - May 2012
Apr 2008

9920 mi

C $600
Steering shaft knocking noise: tsb from Toyota. 
May 2010

31000 mi
water pump bearing failure, common problem on 2006-2008 rav4 Replaced water pump 
Mar 2012

45260 mi
Leaking transfer case seal Leaking transfer case again 
Apr 2012

45260 mi
Transfer case leak cause by broken transmission shaft. New transmission was installed. New transmission locked up on highway when I was leaving the dealership, leaving almost 130feet of rubber on the road. 3rd transmission was installed, after 3 days the 3rd transmission failed the same way the 1st did, downshifting to 1st gear for no reason when going 45mph, front wheels lock up, lose control. 
May 2012

45260 mi
Dealer tried to reproduce problem, no error codes. Couple days later, 4th transmission did same thing in a parking lot. Toyota Canada didn't believe. Dealership put me in 2012 Rav4 at low cost since they might have caused the recent problems. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2015
Nov 2014

53000 mi

US $500
noisy intermediate steering shaft 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Iowa, United States
Feb 2007 - Nov 2013
Sep 2007

6000 mi
TSB for faulty head unit... display problems. Also, noise from aux port... aux filter installed. 
Jan 2009

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. 
Mar 2010

48000 mi
Waterpump making noise, determined that was main problem. Neutral safety switch faulty... would not start on occasion, then found on a forum that wiggling the shifter would allow start-up. Out of original warranty, but covered under extended. Idler bearing making noise, replaced with new. Covered by extended warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2017
Oct 2007

9000 mi
Display on Radio would occasionally display unreadable characters. Connection to negative battery post corroded requiring replacement of battery cable. Radio Replaced Battery cable replaced 
Oct 2010

63782 mi

US $400
Replace Intermediate Steering Shaft. After complaint of snapping or popping action in steering when turning. Replace Intermediate Steering Shaft. After complaint of snapping or popping action in steering when turning. 
Mar 2011

72000 mi

US $760
Water Pump failure - pump replaced 
Feb 2013

112000 mi

US $300
Check Engine light + 4wd + vsc light came on. Diagnosed as DTC P0352 #2 Igniter DTC. Replaced #2 Cylinder Ignition Coil. 
Jun 2014

141000 mi

US $300
hole in muffler. 
Mar 2015

155000 mi

US $200
Broken right side sway bar link 
Sep 2015

166000 mi

US $500
Replace Right front wheel bearing. 
Jul 2016

184300 mi

US $400
Replace defective left front bearing. 
Oct 2016

191700 mi

US $200
Replace failing coil on #4 cyl 
Toyota RAV4 in Manitoba, Canada
Jan 2014 - Mar 2018
Feb 2014

123300 mi

C $245
ignition coil 
Jun 2014

135160 mi
Engine light came on scanned found ignition coil was bad. Replaced ignition coil Muffler has perforation from rust, replaced under a recall Drivers side sun visor falling down HVAC controls not moving properly hard to move vet stuck in one position 
Oct 2014

141540 mi
Air bag warning came on called toyota canada they said there was a recall for the spiral cable but parts are not available yet so they have not released the recall .air bags will not deploy when light is on 
Nov 2014

143220 mi
gear noise from rear of rav4, electromagnetic coupler. cost of repair will be $1200. have not done repair toyota may have a special warranty still waiting for response from toyota. 
Mar 2015

149420 mi
the rear coupler was replaced under warranty 
Apr 2017

193440 mi

C $400
Replaced front struts 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

92260 mi

C $120
Service engine light came on. Code reader indicated B2 S2 oxygen sensor reading low. Replaced sensor with new part. 
Jan 2016

96760 mi

C $505
Left rear stabilizer bolt was broken. Replaced bolt and cushion washers on left and right rear stabilizers. 
May 2016

106020 mi

C $970
Water pump started to make loud Rattling noise. Dealer service replaced water pump and replaced serpentine belt. 
Oct 2016

108380 mi

C $792
Growling noise started at 70 to 80 kmph. As time progressed the noise could be heard starting at 60 kph to 80 kph. The growling noise was steady and did not change pitch with speed increase. Dealer shop diagnosed & replaced rr wheel bearing. 
Apr 2017

114080 mi

C $120
Rear suspension was making loud thud noise when driving over small road cracks or small pot holes. Replaced 2 rear shock absorbers. 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
Oct 2011 - Mar 2014
Dec 2012

96000 mi

US $500
Alternator replaced, along with battery. 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
May 2016 - Jul 2018
Jun 2017

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2013
May 2011

47000 mi

US $180
Right tie rods very loose, replaced them to get rid of thunk in steering. 
Dec 2011

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. 
Jun 2012

57000 mi

US $2300
Tie rod was supposed to have been fixed in May 2011, had to have the entire front end replaced in June of 2012. Cost $2300. 
Jul 2012

57200 mi

US $330
Rear shocks were shot, replaced them on advice of service manager. 
Toyota RAV4 in Arizona, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2017
Mar 2014

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. 
Apr 2016

202200 mi

US $647
Battery light came on. Wouldn't start soon after. Replaced alternator. Water pump started making a noise. Had been slowly leaking for at least a couple of weeks 
Aug 2017

241000 mi

US $90
Changed the transmission fluid, strainer and gasket because the gasket was leaking. 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Mar 2009 - Feb 2017
Mar 2013

32000 mi
Leaking Waterpump, timing belt tensioner, 2 recalls 
Oct 2013

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. 
Oct 2016

43000 mi

US $655
Pat Lobb's Toyota had broken both front struts while repairing a TBS Recall on the rear stabilize, but failed to inform us. After driving it home (25 miles) we had to take it back, but dealer refused to accept responsibility for both struts. 
Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
Apr 2014 - Dec 2015
Jun 2014

79000 mi

US $770
had a rough idle so they cleaned the throttle body 
Feb 2015

87000 mi

US $150
rough idle. Replaced spark plugs. 
Mar 2015

88000 mi
Started oil test for oil leak. 
Oct 2015

92300 mi

US $1200
Struts needed to be replaced and alignment. Alignment wasn't possible due to a recall on the rear lower control arm being glued together. Toyota won't fix. Belly Plate broke and was replaced. 
Dec 2015

94000 mi
burning a quart of oil every 1000 miles. Toyota refused fix, claimed didn't burn enough oil. 
Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
May 2008 - Jan 2017
Apr 2012

69700 mi

US $600
water pump leaked 
Dec 2014

110000 mi

US $250
Ecu got messed up. Dealer replaced some fuses. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2011
Nov 2010

54000 mi
Driver and rear cargo power door lock actuators intermittent. Removed actuators, disassembled, removed and disassembled actuator motors, cleaned motor commutator contacts and reassembled. The problem was fixed by this and the locks work. 
Dec 2010

56000 mi
Passenger power door lock motor went out. I took it out of the car and rebuilt/cleaned the motor. I also did the same on the remaining doors as preventative maintenance since it already went out on 2 doors now. They all work perfect now.  

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
Feb 2007 - Sep 2016
Aug 2015

80200 mi

US $725
New alternator. 
Toyota RAV4 in Queensland, Australia
Oct 2010 - Apr 2017
Nov 2010

38440 mi
Rear windscreen washer motor replaced. Seal on outside of front window loose, not repaired as not genuine window. 
Mar 2012

46500 mi

A $130
Replaced electrical circuit for brake assembly that was causing the ABS light to go on randomly. 
Aug 2013

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.  
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

110000 mi

US $630
Noticed gear oil on rear differential. Diagnosis was both axle seals and front coupler/seal needed to be replaced.  Also found one of the rear sway bars was broken. 
Oct 2017

114924 mi

US $571
Driveshaft had to be rebuilt. Both universal joints were shot. Symptoms were extreme vibrations while driving. 
Toyota RAV4 in New South Wales, Australia
Dec 2015 - Jul 2018
Oct 2016

89160 mi

A $285
Rocker cover gasket as well as timing cover gasket. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2016
Feb 2016

121600 mi

US $160
differential started to leak. Mechanic replaced the seal. Oil leaked from the front struts. All four were replaced. 
May 2016

128000 mi

US $40
Fail oil consumption test. Awaiting warranty repair 
Jul 2016

128200 mi
Failed oil consumption test. Dealer replaced piston ring. 
Toyota RAV4 in Utah, United States
Jul 2016 - Oct 2016
Jul 2016

117000 mi

US $87
Radiator hose Y-connection started leaking. 
Toyota RAV4 in Vermont, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

114000 mi
Excessive oil consumption. Engine is getting more and more noisy. Dealer said it was normal. 
Oct 2017

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. 
May 2018

141000 mi

US $75
Broken rear sway bar links. Warped front rotors causing bad shake when braking. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2010
Jun 2008

9000 mi
Emergency brake needed adjustment. 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009

29918 mi
Catalytic converter and exhaust pipe. Warranty repair 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2009

6437 mi
Had three warning lights coming on intermittently. VSC was one of them. Warranty repair - replaced the ECM (computer) module. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2015
Mar 2014

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Kentucky, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
Jun 2011

75000 mi

US $1400
Vapor canister 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2018
Jan 2012

44000 mi

US $99
Change Battery, flush and change brake fluid 
Apr 2015

81300 mi

US $288
Remove and replace rear stabilizer bar ,sway bar link and control link on both sides. 
Sep 2015

86000 mi

US $300
exhaust leak 
Jul 2017

98000 mi

US $650
oil consumption . Rebild all engine 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

35000 mi
I have a 2007 rav4 base I4 engine, and turning the steering wheel either left or right would emit a "thunk" sound coming from the steering column and sometimes through the floor. There is a TSB on this and I heard this was common with the 06-07 year rav4. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2013
Jun 2012

54000 mi

US $512
Alternator failed and ruined the battery in the process... 
Sep 2013

72000 mi
Exhaust rotted out. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2016
Sep 2015

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 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
May 2009 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

39680 mi
Water pump identified as leaking and repaired under warrantee 
Toyota RAV4 in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

111000 mi
replaced driveshaft to rear wheels - failed 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2015

98120 mi

C $200
Rear sway bar links broken on both sides 
Feb 2016

105400 mi

C $50
Vehicle stability control warning light on. Yaw sensor required calibration. 
Jul 2016

107880 mi

C $350
O2 sensor replaced middle muffler replaced 
Oct 2016

110980 mi

C $260
Alternator failed. Replaced with reman 
Feb 2017

112466 mi

C $700
Severe drivetrain vibration. Driveshaft to rear had siezed joints. Driveshaft overhauled and reinstalled. Noisy suspension. Replacesd sway bar bushings Battery failed. Replaced 
Apr 2017

113768 mi

C $1100
Drive shaft to rear needed overhaul due to extreme vibration while driving 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2012 - Sep 2013
Nov 2012

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

Toyota RAV4 in Jalisco, Mexico
Nov 2012 - Jan 2017
Jan 2014

55580 mi

$100
Brake pump normal wear. 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota RAV4 in Iowa, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

16000 mi
Booming exhaust noise 54-60 MPH in 5th gear, goes away when shifted to 4th gear. 
Mar 2008

20000 mi
Replaced intermediate steering shaft to fix "steering knock", TSB. Replaced passenger sun visor, wouldn,t stay in place. Replaced bottom access covers on outside mirrors (they rattle at road speed and cause rattling wind noise). 

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2006 Toyota RAV4

Engine not specified

Toyota RAV4 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

142600 mi
Replaced battery and alternator Battery died and had to be replaced 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in Florida, United States
May 2014 - Apr 2018
Oct 2014

123000 mi
Oil line broke under warranty. 
Feb 2015

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. 
Sep 2015

144000 mi

US $520
Alternator needed to be replaced didn't produce a charge. 
Feb 2016

153100 mi

US $100
Front coil went bad, replaced. 
Sep 2016

169000 mi

US $50
Coil replaced. 
Jan 2017

155500 mi

US $223
Broken wheel studs, all on same wheel, replaced for 25. new brake pads. 
Apr 2017

183000 mi

US $65
Replaced all coils with some used ones hoping these should be better than the cheap china ones. Time will tell. 
Toyota RAV4 in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2018
Feb 2010

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. 
Jul 2016

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 
Toyota RAV4 in Hawaii, United States
Jul 2006 - Dec 2013
Dec 2011

71000 mi
Door lock malfunction and door switch malfunction 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2017
Jan 2011

75000 mi

US $550
Steering shaft was making noise Replaced under extened warranty 
May 2011

80000 mi

US $300
Ignition coil throwing code Replaced 
Nov 2015

150000 mi

US $4000
Struts and caps and tie rod ends needed replacing 
Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
Oct 2012 - Oct 2014
Jul 2012

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
May 2006 - Dec 2009
Jan 2009

31000 mi
Clunking in the power steering when turning at slow speeds. 
Toyota RAV4 in Louisiana, United States
Oct 2010 - Aug 2017
Nov 2010

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. 
Mar 2015

104000 mi

US $150
Hub assembly. Not that hard to change. Fixed noise while driving. 
May 2016

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

Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
Mar 2007 - Aug 2010
Jul 2007 Reset engine, FWD and VSC lights 
Sep 2007

US $100
Replaced windshield 
Jan 2009

21900 mi
TSB to replace steering shaft 
May 2010

25800 mi

US $290
Had to replace fuel-air sensor Replaced faulty fuel-air sensor 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Dec 2006 - Sep 2015
Dec 2009

63000 mi
CD player broke, new one ordered. 
Mar 2011

89000 mi
P0355-#5 ingnition coil malfuction, and replaced 
Jun 2011

94000 mi
In March, coil pack#5 replaced and this time replace coil pack #3, Oh! Toyota, what's next,coil pack #1? 
Mar 2012

114000 mi

US $375
Hub bearing went bad and repaired 
Nov 2012

125800 mi

US $90
2ND toyota oem battery gone bad about 3yr.... 
Jun 2014

150000 mi

US $70
Heated O2 sensor in Bank-1, sensor-2 threw check engine light. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2007 - Jul 2014
Jan 2011

105700 mi
2006 Rav4's are prone to a "clunk" in their steering at low speed. Toyota has a Tech Bulletin on this--a poorly designed intermediate steering rod. They won't repair unless under warranty. They say not a safety issue, so I left it. 
Nov 2011

99000 mi

US $190
Axle seal began to leak, with no warning. Replaced seal, leak fixed. Runs fine. 
Feb 2013

110800 mi

US $335
Broken. Possibly caused by recall repair done. Dealer performed recall and reported broken part. Brought to my usual mechanic, and due to rust/rot the part could have broken by recall repair. 
Jul 2014

122000 mi
Steering clunk. 
Toyota RAV4 in South Carolina, United States
Aug 2007 - Dec 2013
Feb 2008

17000 mi
VSC, 4WD and other check lights went on; no problem found at the dealer when car was driven to the dealership; check at dealership took 1 1/2 hours. 
Sep 2008

20000 mi
VSC, 4WD and other check lights went on; no problem found at the dealer. 
Dec 2009

36000 mi
intermediate steering shaft replaced 
Apr 2012

54000 mi

US $200
Cold-start problem with longer than normal crank time. First attempt was to clean throttle body; second was to replace battery after spending 3 days in the shop 
Toyota RAV4 in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

35340 mi
Bolt holding drivers side window fell out, and window would not close. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alabama, United States
Dec 2008 - Sep 2014
Feb 2013

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. 
Aug 2014

106000 mi

US $800
Squealing noise coming from serpentine belt area. Replaced tensioner, alternator bearing, both idler pulleys, and serpentine belt. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Mar 2012
Feb 2011

43400 mi
Exhaust making noise and leaking. Installed new Exhaust muffler pipe assembly and gaskets 
May 2011

46500 mi

C $50
Sound in the front left shock absorber 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2012
Jun 2009

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. 
Oct 2010

53000 mi

US $1000
Power steering light had illuminated with attendant loss of power assist. Power steering ECU was faulty and replaced by dealer. They provided the part free under a "goodwill warranty" while I paid for labor. 
Mar 2011

59000 mi
Steering intermediate half-shaft TSB. 
Sep 2011

68000 mi

US $700
Left front strut found leaking. Replaced both front struts and rear shocks. 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2009 - Apr 2017
Dec 2012

47740 mi

C $124
replace the ignition coil on cylinder 6 
Mar 2014

55800 mi

C $125
rear sway bar link broke. replace left and right link. 
Jul 2014

58900 mi

C $1200
Replace de U joint (I (owner) paid the bill) Replace rear coupler (Dealer paid this part) Replace diff. o-ring (I paid part only) Recall on rear suspension. 
Jul 2015

64060 mi

C $200
change front shocks 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2007 - Jan 2012
Jan 2007

744 mi
Radio LCD Repair 
Jun 2008

6200 mi
External AUX power noise repair 
Jul 2008

6262 mi
Water pump repair. 
Jan 2009

10540 mi

C $150
ECM replacement for highway drone. 
Jan 2010

34720 mi
Water pump reservoir level noticed low with coolant splashes visible around. Unable to find location of coolant leak. 
Sep 2010

47120 mi

C $550
Alternator making grinding noise during car shutdown. Alternator bearing needing replacement - $500 estimate. VVTi fix - was told it was normal function until now. Diagnosed instead of alternator problem. 
Feb 2011

50800 mi
Loud transmission whine, initial stage one fix (dampening, replaced rotor bearing) as per TSB (unsuccessful). 
Mar 2011

51460 mi
Whining transmission noise (TSB), under warranty, Unsuccessful - replaced engine mounts 
Apr 2011

51960 mi
Re-machined gears replaced as per TSB for transmission whine. Car now idles quite rough. Water pump leaking again, replaced under powertrain warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in New South Wales, Australia
Apr 2008 - Jul 2009
May 2008

18600 mi

A $129
Tow bar wiring was loose, had to be refitted and secured. 
Jul 2009

24800 mi
Steering shudder fix. 
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2006 - Dec 2016
Oct 2006

6000 mi
Center console Rattle - Shop fixed using felt strips. Rattle significantly diminished, not entirely gone. 
Mar 2010

71000 mi
Steering Column was not right - was making noise on turns. They replaced. 
Apr 2013

131700 mi

US $450
Sway bar replacement and rear axle seals replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Apr 2006 - Jun 2018
Feb 2009

25000 mi
1 upper brake light LED bulb went out. Had to replace lightboard. 
Jul 2010

33500 mi
Passenger seat lever spring. Seat stopped coming up and would lay flat. Replaced defective spring. 
Jun 2013

52000 mi

US $350
Replaced Ignition coil on #6 cylinder. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alabama, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2018
Oct 2010

36000 mi
Tranny whine. Repaired by TSB, but the whine immediately came back. Next step is tranny swap under warranty. New transmission ordered, but on backorder. 
May 2011

39000 mi
tranny replaced 
Jun 2011

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. 
Aug 2011

41000 mi

US $100
Inner CV joint leaking grease. Sealed using cheap ghetto method but it actually works. replaced ignition coils. they had signs of failure. 
Aug 2014

49000 mi
Stuck pin, abnormal pad wear. Pins required greasing. 
Nov 2014

51000 mi
TPMS light. Error code indicated problem with one of the senders. Error cleared and didn't appear since. 
Jun 2015

54000 mi
TPMS light on, dead transmitter battery 
Mar 2017

63000 mi

US $100
battery failed 
Toyota RAV4 in Georgia, United States
Feb 2006 - Feb 2017
Jan 2007

28000 mi
The trailer hitch wiring harness was not working -- one side did not flash the light or brake. Toyota dealer removed the old harness and installed a complete new one without charge! 
Jun 2007

26000 mi
Replacement of JBL radio -- display problem -- the display showed all pixals instead of the letters. This was covered in a TSB -- but it failed in the car and was replaced because of failure. 
Oct 2007

28000 mi
The tow package wiring harness was not working on one side -- no brake or turn signal light. Toyota replaced the entire wiring haness -- and it ws covered under warranty. 
Jun 2008

36000 mi
Front Struts needed replacing at 36000 miles. Dealer paid for parts, I paid labor -- it was 200 miles out of warrantee. Leaking oil pan -- replaced gasket. 
Sep 2008

38000 mi
The ECU was replaced -- there was a Service Bulletin covering the problem -- resonence at highway speeds. 
Aug 2009

50000 mi
Replaced Cam sub-assembly. Found a minor leak during an oil change. Was covered under a service bulletin. 
Oct 2009

55000 mi

US $1200
Rear tie-rod broke. Replaced parts after parts bent when the tie rod broke while driving. Parts repaired were: arm assembly, 48710-0R010 RR Suspension Arm assembly, trailing (48780-42010)  Rear tie-rod broke. Replaced parts after parts bent when the tie rod broke while driving. Parts repaired were: arm assembly, 48710-0R010 RR Suspension Arm assembly, trailing (48780-42010) Arm assembly, upper control (48790-42020) 
Mar 2011

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. 
Jul 2012

100000 mi

US $200
I had to replace the leaking transmission gasket. 
Mar 2013

112000 mi

US $330
Replaced two of the coils, and had to tighten the manifold. 
Apr 2013

112500 mi

US $250
Alternator and battery had to be replaced. 
Aug 2016

141600 mi
VVTI Oil line repair Both Rear Shocks 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Feb 2006 - Jan 2011
Nov 2006

5000 mi
I had problems with the display in the radio. This has been a known issue in the 2006 RAV4's. Replaced 6 CD (Non JBL) radio due to display problem 
May 2007

10000 mi
One day when I started the car the P/S light came on and the power steering seemed stiffer than norman. Turning the car off & restarting it right away did not stop the problem. After the car was off & restarted later it was OK. Passerger window clunks 
Feb 2009

25000 mi
Windshield wiper on rear window stopped working. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2006 - Jul 2013
Jul 2009

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! 
Jul 2010

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.  Replaced bearing (sp?) in differential. Also covered by extended warranty.  
Feb 2012

53720 mi
Heard a sporadic clunk sound. Took car to dealer & sway bars (rear suspension) broken. Covered under extended warranty. No charge. 
Mar 2013

62620 mi

C $65
1x ignition coil faulty 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2006 - Jul 2018
Oct 2006

13000 mi
Glove box mechanism did not operate properly. Part ordered, it will be fully covered under warrenty 
Mar 2008

34000 mi
Steering was making a knocking or popping sound in a hard turn, like when pulling out of a parking space. There is a service bulletin on the issue. 
Jul 2008

39000 mi
Popping sound was fixed. Apparently there was a service notice out on the problem. 
Nov 2009

61000 mi
Ignition coil on cylinder 4 failed leak in engine gasket leak in transmission seal. Ignition coil on cylinder 2 failed and was replaced 200 miles after coil 4 failed. 
Mar 2011

82000 mi

US $500
All four sensors that determine the operation of the catalytic convertor failed 
Apr 2014

112000 mi

US $300
Needed replacement 
Jul 2018

134000 mi

US $800
Control Arms 
Toyota RAV4 in Maine, United States
Jan 2007 - Dec 2010
May 2007

10000 mi
Radio Display issues: LCD "garbled". Radio/CDs still functioned. Toyota TSB for repair "if customer complains". During heavy rain, water ingress via fresh air intake drops into passenger footwell. Covered by Toyota TSB. Repair "if customer complains." "Clunk" after using parking brake. Covered by Toyota TSB "if customer complains". 
Jun 2007

10000 mi
Window leak. Repaired with TSB - updated brake parts. 
Mar 2010

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. 
Sep 2010

62000 mi
The mid steering shaft had loosened so that I had a clunk when going over bumps in turns. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Jul 2006 - Mar 2010
Jul 2007

14000 mi
TSB / Drone Noise & Vibration at Highway Speeds TC006-07 
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2006 - Aug 2014
Jun 2010

43000 mi
Growling sound from drivetrain at 55 to 60 mph. Replaced ECM related to AWD. 
Apr 2011

58000 mi
The drivetrain made a whining sound at 40 MPH. After they replaced the transmission mounts and the problem persisted they ordered a transmission and replaced the original transmission. I had to wait 5 months for the transmission. 
Jun 2011

59000 mi
A slight oil leak from the rear transaxle seals was detected during routine maintenance. I was told it was not covered under warranty at the time the transmission was replaced. I called later and pointed out it should be covered. 
Dec 2012

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!). 
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2006 - Dec 2011
Apr 2007

20000 mi
Rumble at ~60mph, determined to be 4wd computer. Passenger seat doesn't return upright after reclined without lifting up on the seat. Rear passenger side seat rattles as if it's not properly latched into place. They will be looking at it when I have the vehicle back for the other problems. 
Jun 2007

23000 mi
Rumble at 60MPH fixed with new 4x4 computer. Seat return was fixed with new more powerful springs in the passenger seat. Rear seat rattle was fixed after seat was disassembled and reassembled and latch cables properly adjusted. 
May 2011

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2006 - Dec 2014
Aug 2009

24000 mi
Steering half shaft caused loud clunking noise, which could be felt in steering wheel when turning at slow speed. This was covered in a Technical Service Bulletin. 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. 
Sep 2009

24000 mi
Installed new catalytic converter. 
Nov 2010

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.  
Jun 2011

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? 
Feb 2013

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. 
May 2013

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2006 - Apr 2015
Apr 2007

13020 mi
Persistent cyclical droning/vibration noise at 60mph since delivery. 4WD computer was constantly recalibrating at that particular speed. Dealer replaced 4WD computer. TSB being issued. 
Nov 2010

87420 mi

C $700
Water pump leaking. 
Nov 2011

109120 mi

C $500
Steering column mid-shaft link had a knocking noise when turning. Known problem with the 2006 RAV4. Dealer had parts avail. 2hr fix. 
Dec 2013

144460 mi
Rattling and occasional loud bang at rear right. Sway bar and linkage bushings worn out. Now fixed, but still has some rattling..,but the big bang is gone. Perhaps the original shocks need replacing...don't know. Got its first tranny flush at 230,000km. Fluid was black. Flush was a bad idea! Loosened up stuff that is now causing bad shifting between 4th and 5th. This is a V6 with 5 speed. Dealer cannot find the problem...told me to live with it. 
Apr 2015

167400 mi
Transmission had a strange whining nise, but still worked. Lucas tranny conditioner fixed the harsh shifting that started after the flush. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2006 - Jul 2016
Jul 2007

18250 mi
Warranty replacement of defective radio 
Aug 2007

17000 mi
Replace defective radio 
Jan 2011

74300 mi
muffler rusted out. Because the muffler and cat converter are the same assembly, this was considered a warranty item. 
Dec 2013

70000 mi

US $800
Ignition coil 
Toyota RAV4 in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2006 - Jun 2018
Aug 2007

21000 mi
Clunking sound when turning the steering wheel at low speeds. 
Aug 2008

35000 mi
Clunk when turning the steering wheel is back. Could not replicate with the Service Manager in the car, will return in a month to attempt to duplicate the issue again. 
Sep 2008

35000 mi
Returned to the shop again to demonstrate noise issue. The Shop Foreman and I rode around for 15 minutes in an attempt to duplicate the sound, but could not. 
Jun 2009

48000 mi
Clunking sounds when turning the steering wheel. Steering shaft and powersteering rack were replaced with updated parts. 
Aug 2010

68000 mi

US $350
Bad coil on #3 cylinder 
Feb 2011

75000 mi

US $25
Valve stem snapped when filling tire, replaced with non-TPMS valve stem. 
Jan 2014

82000 mi
Water pump was replaced due to a leak. Driver's side axle seal was leaking and needed to be replaced. Crankshaft pulley seal was leaking as a result of the dealer's work on the water pump in the previous visit. 
Apr 2014

127300 mi

US $60
One rear sway bar end link was broken, and the bushing on the second was in poor condition. I replaced both with Moog replacement end-links. 
Oct 2014

131500 mi

US $60
3 TPMS sensors failed, causing air to leak out of the tires. All 5 TPMS sensors have failed before 130k. 
Dec 2014

134000 mi
Water leak from cowl onto passenger side floor mat. Removed, cleaned and replaced cowl. Same issue is occurring. 
Jan 2015

134300 mi

US $25
Cowl leak returned. Applied TSB BO021-06 by installing part #53244–42040. Also superglued the Cowl Splash shield (part #5575142010) back onto the plastic cowl cover (it had broken off). 
May 2018

178000 mi

US $130
Replaced Walker exhaust replacement mid-pipe which had been installed 3 years prior due to excessive rust / exhaust leaks. 
Toyota RAV4 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Nov 2006 - Feb 2010
Jun 2007

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. 
Jul 2007

14880 mi
4WD ECU replaced and droning problem gone. Radio display stopped functioning and sometimes radio would not turn off or the preset buttons would not work. Also volume control would stop working from time to time. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Brunswick, Canada
Feb 2011 - Sep 2014
Mar 2011

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. 
May 2012

60120 mi

C $175
Replaced exhaust muffler. 
Oct 2013

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. 
Apr 2014

74700 mi

C $199
E.F.I flush because hard on gasoline muffler et pipe leaking 
Sep 2014

76260 mi
still have check engine light at different interval 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2015 - Apr 2017
Dec 2015

96100 mi

C $400
Changing Rear Differential Axle Seals - they leacked 
Toyota RAV4 in Nunavit Territory, Canada
Dec 2011 - Sep 2016
Apr 2011

50840 mi
The rear suspension began to 'thunk' when pulling away in drive from having backed up down a small incline. Dealer tested and could not replicate - it still happens to this day (about once a week) 2 years later. 
Feb 2014

71700 mi

C $300
suspension bolt broke . replaced 
Aug 2014

73640 mi

C $235
new regulator - reset computer system alerts 
Sep 2015

82460 mi

C $397
Left Transfer case was leaking - new parts were required plus alignment. 
Aug 2016

87420 mi
dealer-installed backup camera failed again-dealer fixed no charge-add'l problem arose which dealer couldn't fix-battery kept discharging requiring boosting or charging once a week-called parasitic draw/drain-fed up-sold Rav4 bot Murano 
Toyota RAV4 in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

97000 mi

US $400
Ignition coil E did not work. Did tune up at 95k instead of 120k because incremental cost was $140. 
Dec 2013

98000 mi

US $200
Replaced water pump & belt. Replaced rear shocks Frozen right rear tie-rod, unable to align wheels. 
Sep 2014

104000 mi
Warranty - replaced both lower suspension arms for rust/looseness. Alignment after repair. 
May 2015

108000 mi

US $105
Replace #6 ignition coil. 
Jun 2017

121000 mi

US $550
Replaced struts. 
Jul 2017

122000 mi

US $140
Dead battery. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Oct 2013
Jul 2013

153000 mi

US $550
ignition coil 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Mar 2017
Jun 2014

44020 mi

C $500
Faulty ignition coil with was replaced plus plugs 
May 2015

47120 mi

C $858
Re and re both post-Cat sensors. Re-tap manifold to repair corroded threads. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Mexico, United States
Jun 2013 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

92000 mi
Brake, ABS, and VSC lights would come on for no reason at all. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
Apr 2015

103000 mi

US $2300
One of the ballbearings in in the drivetrain broke. Had to replace the surrounding parts. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2015
Sep 2014

90000 mi

US $240
Replaced coil 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

44020 mi

C $600
Ignition coil 1 replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
May 2012 - Aug 2014
Jul 2012

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. 
Aug 2012

94300 mi
Axle seal leaking, replaced by dealer at no cost due to recent purchase. 
Oct 2012

95860 mi
Replaced front left strut. Was making a knocking noise even though it didn't bounce. Dealer paid for it as vehicle was recently purchased and they agreed to fix the noise. 
Sep 2013

105400 mi
Felt knock in the steering. Replaced steering mid shaft. $400. 
Apr 2014

109420 mi

C $700
Replaced water pump. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2017
Nov 2016

114900 mi
Replaced oil line- same as previous recall one in November 2016. 
Toyota RAV4 in Indiana, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2012
Oct 2010

25000 mi

US $320
Alternator squealing, replaced alternator 
Mar 2012

39000 mi

US $230
Check Engine, VSC, 4x4 warning lights on. Bad coil pack #2 causing misfire. Coil Pack replaced, problem solved. 
Sep 2012

44000 mi

US $250
Again, CEL, 4x4, VSC lights and misfire. Now cylinder #5 coil pack. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2010 - Feb 2012
Oct 2011

142500 mi

US $483
Two tiny holes in the muffler. Replaced the muffler system, after five years it was time. 
Jan 2012

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 
Toyota RAV4 in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - Feb 2014
Oct 2013

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. Earlier rear suspension recall deemed ineffective and recalled again. 
Feb 2014

130000 mi
Developed transmission fluid leak. Timing cover leaking oil. Leaked less than half a quart every 5k if that. 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Dec 2011
Apr 2011

50220 mi

C $365
Ignition coil fried. Caused electrical issues which gave false errors to vehicle stability control and 4WD warning system. 
Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
Dec 2011 - May 2014
May 2012

40500 mi
intermediate steering link, hose and clamp 
Apr 2014

52000 mi
front struts 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota RAV4 in Oregon, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Dec 2014

63000 mi

US $380
The water pump was failing. The ball bearing was wearing out and emitted a grinding noise. 
Apr 2016

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. 
Sep 2016

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Florida, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2015
Jul 2014

80300 mi

US $1300
Replaced leaking front struts Replaced leaking valve cover gasket Timing chain tensioner was adjusted 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

69000 mi
Oil leak 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

16740 mi
TSB to reflash the ECM to correct some throttle position problems. Car would not respond very well th throttle application when cold. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Mar 2015 - Apr 2015
Mar 2015

45000 mi

US $350
Water pump leaking 
Apr 2015

45000 mi

US $500
Hole in mid pipe. Mid pipe and muffler replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Florida, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

75000 mi

US $160
Noticed intermittent issues with power. Power steering would come and go, (as soon as I turned the a/c off the ps came back) radio would not work. Checked battery, battery good, partially drained. Checked battery charging amps and they were low. Replaced alternator, everything is fine now. 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2016 - Mar 2018
Dec 2016

149000 mi

US $686
Alternator went out, took the battery with it 
May 2017

156000 mi

US $165
New rear pads installed and rotors turned. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2006 - Mar 2013
Oct 2008

33000 mi
Water leak front wind shield right side. Water accumulated on passenger side floor. 
Sep 2012

94000 mi

US $400
Muffler failed and was replaced with after market alternative. Dealer indicated car would not pass annual state inspection. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2006 - Jul 2013
Sep 2012

55000 mi

US $1200
Steering lower assembly plus alignment replacement of front struts 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Feb 2006 - Jul 2018
Nov 2014

120000 mi

US $400
Shocks and brake pads replaced. 
Aug 2017

144000 mi

US $300
Alternator, I think. Needed replacement. 
Nov 2017

145000 mi

US $300
Replaced brakes. 
May 2018

149000 mi

US $500
New brakes. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

112000 mi

US $400
While in for inspection. Needed new pads in front, pads and rotors in the rear. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2006 - Jun 2018
Sep 2007

23000 mi
Radio Display issue that is common and documented in a TSB 
Mar 2014

92000 mi

US $620
replaced leaking valve gasket replaced timing chain bolt that was leaking oil 
Nov 2014

97900 mi

US $350
Replace leaky gaskets 
Oct 2015

102200 mi

US $292
Replace left and right rear shocks 
Mar 2016

103000 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 
Mar 2017

109000 mi

US $300
replaced spark plugs, performance was sluggish 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2006 - Sep 2014
Nov 2006

5000 mi
Cat converter was changed due to excessive sulfur smell. There was a TSB on this issue. 
Mar 2013

65000 mi

US $480
Alternator went bad. Had to find and replace with a rebuilt unit. 
May 2013

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. 
Feb 2014

71400 mi

US $50
Replaced the downstream 02 sensor after a Check Engine came on 
Apr 2014

71700 mi

US $150
Caliper bolt froze not allowing pads to float. Had to replace caliper 
Jul 2014

75000 mi
Warranty alternator replacement. It was sometimes not charging at idle when hot. 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Feb 2007 - Jun 2011
Oct 2007

18000 mi
Radio display failed. Radio replaced under warranty 
Dec 2007

19500 mi
Rear window defroster failed. Rear window replaced under warranty 
Dec 2009

59000 mi

US $436
replaced Air fuel ratio (oxy) sensor. 
Toyota RAV4 in Victoria, Australia
May 2006 - Jun 2018
Mar 2009

29140 mi
Steering intermediate shaft clunking in operation. 
May 2018

112220 mi

A $200
Steering clunking 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2006 - Mar 2014
Mar 2010

49000 mi

US $95
Tire pressure warning light on, but tire pressures were OK. 
Jun 2010

50000 mi

US $93
Brake lights would not go out. Cause was a dead short which damaged the switch. Short was fixed and switch was replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2016
Apr 2013

46000 mi
Brake switch faulty caused ABS and VSC lights to come on 
Aug 2013

46600 mi

US $150
Water on the passage side floor. Blocked drain tube. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2015 - Sep 2016
Jul 2016

117700 mi

US $1190
Brake booster failure. Brake booster was replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2008 - May 2009
Jan 2009

48980 mi
Transmission failed. Would not shift into OD. Filings in the transmission. 
Apr 2009

52700 mi

C $250
A/C would not cool. When dealer looked said compressor not working and would cost $2750 to change with no guarantee that this would correct problem. 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2013
Apr 2012

131000 mi

US $250
AC stopped working. 
Sep 2012

136000 mi

US $150
Low fluid. Fluid Added. 
Dec 2012

141000 mi
Torque converter determined to be gradually failing and in need of replacement. Due to the cost, condition, and age of the vehicle, it was not repaired. Replacement quoted at $1500. 
May 2013

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. 
Jul 2013

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. 
Dec 2013

152000 mi
Torque converter failing. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2009 - May 2015
May 2009

37000 mi
Water leak on passenger side floor. They had to replace something in the cowl. There is a TSB for this problem. 
Sep 2009

42000 mi

US $330
o2 sensor failed, had to be replaced. 
Feb 2012

72400 mi

US $350
Front Passenger strut was leaking fluid and in bad shape. Would not pass inspection in current condition. Was replaced. 
Jun 2012

76000 mi
Transmission was making a loud vibration sound in overdrive at around 38-42MPH under light engine load. Shifted fine. Dealer replaced transmission under extended warrenty. 
Apr 2013

88500 mi

US $280
Muffler was rusted out. Had a hole would not pass inspection. 
Feb 2015

110000 mi

US $10
O2 sensor died again for the 2nd time now. Throwing code P0136 and P0138. Ordered part off Amazon and replaced myself. Driver Side low beam bulb died. 
Mar 2015

112000 mi

US $95
Battery was dead a few times. Battery was replaced last year and tested fine. Off an on, all interior lights were flickering. Lost Power steering while driving. Alternator was making a whining noise. 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Jul 2007 - Oct 2013
Jan 2007

46000 mi
Replacement of JBL radio because of display problems. The display showed all LCD segments instead of the letters. This was covered in a TSB . Very well known issue. 
Aug 2013

55000 mi

US $700
Both front struts needed replacement. They were leaking from the seals. 
Oct 2013

55000 mi

US $160
Sway bar end bolts corroded from poor design and broke. Needed to have the sway bar end links replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Jan 2010 - Nov 2015
Jun 2012

42000 mi

US $245
Climate control failed and had to be repaired. Warranty is out. Repair cost $244.63 (including labor and tax). 
Feb 2013

45500 mi

US $52
Climate control fan failed and was replaced in a few hours. 
Dec 2013

50000 mi
Climate control broke down. Was fixed 3rd time in 1.5 years. If climate control breaks down again, I will be forced to take the car to the nearest Toyota dealer because it is costing Gulf too much money to fix this part of my car often. 
Feb 2014

50000 mi
This is the 4th repair to the climate control system in 1.75 years. 
Jun 2014

52000 mi
The climate control system broke down for the 5th time in 2 years.  The floor mats had to be replaced because of excess wear. The console's upper storage compartment had to be replaced because the original broke off. 
Toyota RAV4 in Oregon, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

120000 mi
Throttle body was dirty, causing rough idle. 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Sep 2006 - May 2016
Oct 2006

2000 mi
Water leak into the vehicle from a poorly designed air intake vent. This issue is now covered in a Toyota TSB. Repair of intake cowling due to water leak in passenger side footwell. 
Jun 2007

10000 mi
Engine control module needed to be re-flashed to fix a throttle lag problem ECM re-programmed to fix throttle lag problem. 
Aug 2007

14000 mi
Catalytic converter had to be replaced due to excessive sulfur smell. Stereo must be replaced (covered by TSB). Stereo had to be ordered and a return trip is now necessary to install the new stereo. Catalytic converter replaced to correct sulfer smell problem 
Sep 2007

14000 mi
New stereo installed. Stereo replaced due to non-functioning display/knobs. 
Aug 2008

24000 mi
Toyota TSB for steering knock. Replaced the steering shaft. 
Aug 2009

33000 mi
Engine idler pulley bearing was loose causing high pitched noise. Dealer replaced pulley. 
Aug 2012

66500 mi
Driver's side sunvisor broke 
Jun 2013

83000 mi

US $100
Rattle of the engine hood when idling. 
Sep 2015

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. 
Toyota RAV4 in Manitoba, Canada
Oct 2006 - Aug 2009
May 2008

25420 mi
Rear differential dripping oil. Repaired under warranty at dealership. Seals replaced. 
Mar 2009

32860 mi
Front passenger seatbelt would not extend. Replaced under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2018
Dec 2013

200000 mi

US $1500
Burning excessive Oil....out of service for engine rebuild... 
Jan 2016

157200 mi
Motor Rebuilt On Warrenty Program....excess oil burning probe 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

Toyota RAV4 in South Africa
Nov 2017 - Jan 2018
Jul 2017

93000 mi

R 26000
Head gasket blown and replaced. The head was completely refurbished at the same time. As a precaution, I replaced the thermostat and header tank cap Replacement of front McPherson struts 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Aug 2007 - Aug 2008
Dec 2007

25000 mi
Occasional click-like sound when steering wheel was turned. Toyota fixed it by replacing the inner shaft of the steering column. 
Toyota RAV4 in Manitoba, Canada
Jul 2006 - Mar 2010
Oct 2009

41540 mi

C $400
Replaced the left front strut of the suspension. Mechanics found the old one bent. 

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2006 Toyota RAV4 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota RAV4 in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2006 - Jul 2008
Oct 2007

9000 mi
Radio failure. Had to be replaced. There is a problem with radios on this model and many have had to be replaced. There's also a TSB on this problem 

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