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2015 Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (36%)

Other (18%)

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2015 Toyota RAV4 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (18%)

< $100 (73%)

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Chart based on 11 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

Toyota RAV4 in Florida, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2018
Jul 2017

38000 mi

US $240
Tire replacement 
Jul 2018

56000 mi

US $1600
Liftgate making loud noises when opening and closing. Dealer said struts were leaking and needed to be replaced. Quoted me $725 for each strut. All total with labor would be $1600. I declined due to cost and decided to suffer with the issue. 
Toyota RAV4 in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

28000 mi
Remote door lock stopped working and our spare key that never gets used would not work either. Dealer said it was the key battery and replaced it. Seems to work fine now, but suprised batteries died so quickly, even in key that was never used. Still using original battery in my 10 year old Honda. 

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2015 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

29140 mi

C $200
Stuck moulding back under roof carrier 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2015 - Mar 2018
Mar 2016

8680 mi
When local shop checked the Oil Filter slot, ie first Oil change, they found no Filter cartridge in the slot, ie it came out of Factory that way. Update: there was an earlier oil change, and the dealer didn't install the filter then. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

10000 mi
Driver's seat had an incorrectly installed hog ring that started working its way into upholstery. Dealer fixed that along with installing new trim on side of seat. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2016 - May 2019
Jun 2017

13000 mi
water was laying in the pan where spair tire is kept. Dealer stated there was a plug missing in the pan allowing water to get in when driving in the rain. Plug installed by mech..This took awhile to find. I had to let the car there overnight for the next day to finish. I'm to try it and get back to them if any more problems 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Jan 2018
Nov 2015

16300 mi
Freezing display 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

23000 mi
Sun visor broke off when I moved it. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Hampshire, United States
Apr 2017 - Mar 2018
Jan 2018

26500 mi
Front Driver Side Clunk, replaced under factory warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2018
Aug 2018

26000 mi
The fuel pump was replaced due to a faulty seal. 

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2014 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

Toyota RAV4 in Florida, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

16000 mi
Right inboard tail lamp lens leaked rainwater. Right brake lamp burned out (inside a separate lens). 
Nov 2016

20500 mi
Upholstery on right front interior door panel came loose. Shop replaced panel. 
May 2017

24000 mi
Dealer replaced under warranty the inboard right-side taillamp lens that the dealer noticed was leaking water. 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2014 - Feb 2017
Apr 2015

7020 mi

C $40
replace one fog light 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Sep 2018
Aug 2016

19840 mi
Both front inside door panels had inserts seperating from panel. 
Jul 2018

38440 mi

C $100
No start. Would not crank over. 

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2014 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
May 2014 - Nov 2015
Jul 2014

1800 mi
Rear hatch rattle coming from spare tire. Foam pieces applied to restrict noise. 
Toyota RAV4 in Nova Scotia, Canada
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

4960 mi
LOOSE PARKING BRAKE CABLE SINCE DELIVERY 
Jun 2017

55180 mi
Leaking water pump replacement. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2016
Jul 2016

15000 mi
Radio has no bass, Toyota refuses to fix the issue!! Dealer agrees that this is a problem, but Toyota does not care!!!! JBL radio on FM has extremely little to no bass. 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2016
Jun 2014

4000 mi
Dashboard rattle 
Toyota RAV4 in Manitoba, Canada
Nov 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2015

13020 mi
Replaced leaking right side shock. 
Dec 2015

17980 mi
Hard shifting transmission Towed in P0746 P2714 P2808, SL4 solenoid failure Teardown and test as per rm,re/re transaxle Part no. 30510-0R020-84 Reman Trans Part no. COBBA-WSATF-OL ATF WS 
Toyota RAV4 in United Arab Emirates
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

8880 mi
Rear sub-woofer replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

22000 mi
Gasket seal on the windshield was coming upstuck. Whole wiper cowling etc. replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2014 - Sep 2015
Feb 2015

10280 mi
Cold weather, when car put into gear, engine revs but car does not move or barely moves. Waited few minutes, car starts to move. Experienced these symptoms only several times during cold weather, other times, car always moves in cold. 
Toyota RAV4 in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

22400 mi
Power steering light came on, dealer examined system and found no issues. Dealer reset system and test drove with no reoccurance of issue. UPDATE No issues at 3 months after trip to dealer. 
Mar 2017

37000 mi
Driver rear power door lock not functioning. Solenoid replaced under extended warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017
Dec 2016

9920 mi
replaced battery 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

38440 mi

C $95
Front Brake pads. 
May 2018

46500 mi

C $850
Control arm bushings had failed. My tires were wearing on the inside, and it turned out the bushings had collapsed. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Jul 2016 - Sep 2018
May 2018

40000 mi

US $100
I did not replace parts at the time, but while gone for 2 weeks, the pads rusted to the rotors. I had the Rav sitting in my driveway while we were gone for 2 weeks and got a loud clunk when I wen to to drive it. It eventually went away. In August, we were only gone for a week with the Rav parked at the airport. In that instance, I had to back out of my parking space and got a very loud clunk. As I drove forward, I also got a clunk that continued as I drove. It eventually went away when going forward, but was back every time I applied the brakes. The clunk diminished when braking, but it took a good 3 weeks or more to go away. 
Toyota RAV4 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

22940 mi
door panel coming apart sticky mirror on sun visor rear hatch squeeks 
Mar 2018

39680 mi

C $300
Rear brake pads 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
Mar 2015

3720 mi
Two paint blisters on tailgate. Dealer said it was a warranty repair. Body shop did repair. Body shop said they would repaint entire door. No evidence of this "total repaint" (mounting bolts are un-scarred - with paint still on them). 

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2013 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

66000 mi
Rough, dry starts. Oil control valve and cam gear replaced per TSB. Replacement gear also defective, replaced again along with camshaft. Dry starts continue. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2013
May 2013

1000 mi
transmission failed;dealer installed new transmission 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

68000 mi

US $130
Bluetooth function had failed preventing Hands Free Calling, listening to music from my iPhone, etc. 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

10768 mi
Car suddenly would not start. Battery was about 2 years old. Key fob battery was new. Could not jump start. Towed to dealer. Dealer first suggested that alarm was showing a short causing the problem. Wanted 2 hours PLUS diagnostic charge to remove alarm (about $450) just to test this out. The selling dealer installed alarm was deactivated when the car was sold, so it wasn't even a problem. Problem persisted; case opened with TIS. Eventually, it was determined that the steering computer 45020-06130 was the fault. Replaced computer and the car started, however, the key fob would not communicate with the car so the smart key computer 89990-0R021 was replaced. Car is fully operational. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Dec 2015 - Jul 2018
Jul 2017

48000 mi

US $160
AC was very weak. Mechanic tested the system for holes and recharged it. Brakes were making a squealing noise. Mechanic checked pads & rotors and determined there was still plenty of wear left, so no repair/replacement done. 
Sep 2017

49000 mi
Recurring problem with AC system leakage (3rd visit in 3 months). Mechanic unable to identify the source without taking dash apart, so we chose to wait until next season for repairs. 
Toyota RAV4 in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Oct 2013 - Mar 2017
Nov 2013

9900 mi
rubber weatherstripping on windshield cowl came loose new cowl installed under warranty 
Nov 2015

27900 mi
Fabric on door panel came unglued - new panel installed 
Toyota RAV4 in Florida, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

22000 mi
Car did not start. Had Toyota care send tow truck to jump it to get it started and went to Toyota. They replaced the battery after checking the system. 
Toyota RAV4 in Maryland, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2018
Oct 2015

26500 mi

US $415
Loose screw damaged left front caliper and pads. The problem created excessive vibration and noise. Both front calipers and pads were replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Arizona, United States
Oct 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

4000 mi
Had to take passenger door completely apart and readjust window regulator due to poor assembly then foamed. Rattle in dash due to "Excessive Clearance" in radio garnish. Applied foam to contact points and rattles ceased. 
Toyota RAV4 in Florida, United States
Apr 2016 - Mar 2018
Jan 2018

70000 mi
factory battery failed 
Toyota RAV4 in Louisiana, United States
Jul 2013 - Aug 2016
Nov 2013

6300 mi
Rattle in dash. No parts replaced. Dash was just put more securely on. No more rattles. 
Oct 2014

23000 mi
Molding under roof rails would pop out under a high powered blower (car wash). Molding replaced. 
Nov 2014

23700 mi
The panel for the sunroof and interior light was separating from the ceiling. Replaced the part and it did not fix (made it worse). Will have it in again this month to re-evaluate with the manager and a Toyota rep. They snapped the panel back in successfully, but forgot to attach the microphone for bluetooth. 
Jan 2015

25000 mi
They forgot to put in the microphone for the bluetooth when they replaced my sunroof/light panel. It was reattached and working fine. 

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2013 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

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

80000 mi

US $1000
Replaced windshield that shattered due to a manufacturing defect. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Jun 2013 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

75000 mi

US $350
oil/filter change, brake pads 
Toyota RAV4 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jun 2017
May 2017

60140 mi
Torque converter replaced under warranty 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

35220 mi
Drivers seat belt replaced under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Brunswick, Canada
Oct 2013 - Mar 2018
Aug 2015

18600 mi
Power lift gate passenger-side arm was noisy. Dealer replaced under warrenty 
May 2016

24140 mi
Replace drivers side power door strut as was making noise when power door closed. replaced under warranty 
Feb 2018

35960 mi
Replace rear pads 
Toyota RAV4 in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2013

1000 mi
Rattle/Squeak in front dash - Nav/Radio surround 
Jul 2016

16200 mi
update and replace dim display for nav system 
Toyota RAV4 in Maryland, United States
Nov 2013 - Jan 2014
Nov 2013

1000 mi
Right front speaker was not functioning. 
Dec 2013

2000 mi
Ticking noise in steering when turning the wheel left of center. 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2013 - Sep 2018
Dec 2016

24180 mi

C $526
Drivers front door would not LOCK / UNLOCK with remote or electronically at all. Door Actuator needed to be replaced. 
Jul 2017

27900 mi

C $600
Passenger front door would not LOCK / UNLOCK with remote or electronically at all. Both REAR doors would not LOCK / UNLOCK with remote or electronically at all. 3 door lock actuators replaced adding to the previus repar of the drivers front door lock actuators being replaced. In TOTAL, so far, 4 Door Actuator needed to be replaced. This is CLEARLY a DEFECT. I am pursuing legal action against Toyota. 
Jan 2018

33480 mi
Now the hatch door has problems!! The LOCK / UNLOCK would not work for the trunk.....It works when it wants to. I lubricated the door lock actuator but the problem always comes back. EVERY DOOR LOCK HAS BEEN AN ISSUE ON THIS CAR... I should have bought a Honda! 
Sep 2018

42160 mi

C $515
Water Pump Leaking just after 5 years and not even 70K KM. Not a good car!! Water pump needed to be replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Colorado, United States
Nov 2013 - Jul 2018
Dec 2014

10000 mi
Roof rubber strip under rack came loose on highway, started banging on side of car. Small strip of two sided tape holds rubber within trough. Dealer replaced, indicated they see this often and usually caused by car wash water pressure. 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
Aug 2015

21000 mi
Bluetooth/navigation. Nothing was done. Dealer kept dodging the problem. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2013 - Nov 2016
Dec 2014

33000 mi
The dealer determined that the torque converter was making a humming noise and it was replaced. The noise decreased but returned shortly after. 
Jan 2016

50000 mi
replaced torque for second time and problem still exists. now dealer is suggesting to replace transmission. replaced torque for second time and problem still exists. now dealer is suggesting to replace transmission. 
Mar 2016

55000 mi
Dealer replaced transmission and transmission cooler due to leaking cooler resulting in contaminated fluid entering and damaging transmission 
Nov 2016

70000 mi
The dealership could never solve the transmission/torque converter noise, finally stating that "we were probably fixing something that was normal." I simply had enough of that RAV. Hello, Subaru. 
Toyota RAV4 in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
Oct 2013

3200 mi
Door trim became detached. Windshield trim came loose. 
Toyota RAV4 in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

10820 mi
Driver seat belt base in pillar B. Dealer replaced part - rattle still present but less often 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2013

3500 mi
Rubber extrusion on LH cowl at btm of windshield was loose. (A problem reported on RAV4 forum). Dealer replaced entire cowl - a $400+ part. 
Toyota RAV4 in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

12000 mi
Power strut for back (rear) door failed and both struts were replaced under warantee 
Sep 2016

71000 mi

US $650
The torque converter clutch started slippiing. Drive train was outside of 60000 mi new car warranty but Toyota paid for parts $750 and I paid for labor $650. November 2017 Toyota extended the transmission warranty to 150,000 mi and refunded me $650. The repair cost me nothing. Thanks Toyota! 
Sep 2017

89700 mi

US $400
Replaced left front wheel bearing assy 
Jun 2018

108000 mi

US $400
Replaced original rear rotors and pads 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Apr 2013 - Jul 2014
May 2014

15000 mi
Fabric liner on right front door inner panel peeling off / bubbling. 
Toyota RAV4 in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

2000 mi
bad fuel injector 
Oct 2017

49000 mi

US $85
Rear driver abs sensor replaced 
Toyota RAV4 in Mexico, Mexico
Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
Dec 2013

4960 mi
electric trunk door malfunction 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2016
May 2015

41500 mi
The car was vibrating between 30-45 mph with little throttle. Vibration at low speeds. Dealer replaced torque converter. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

42160 mi

C $170
Had to replace battery 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

40300 mi
Noise problem with the drivetrain that was acknowledged but never fixed by Toyota. 
May 2017

62 mi

C $280
Wiring chewed by rodents while parked at airport . Some replacement, some repair after vehicle towed. 
Toyota RAV4 in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

65000 mi

US $46
Headlight was intermittently not coming on, eventually failed and was replaced. 
May 2017

71000 mi

US $151
Rear window wiper motor failed and was replaced. 
Mar 2018

91000 mi
Torque converter replaced under a recently issued extended warranty provided by Toyota. Problems with the torque converter seem to be cronic on many Toyota models 
Apr 2018

91000 mi

US $730
Brake pads replaced, rotors and drum. Note - brakes were replaced within the last 18 months. They lasted ~60,000 miles the first go round. 
Jun 2018

98000 mi

US $514
Replaced left front axle seal, repaired left front axle boot 
Toyota RAV4 in Wisconsin, United States
May 2017 - Mar 2018
Jun 2017

21000 mi
Fabric coming loose from armrest area of both front door panels. Toyota refused to repair this under CPO warranty. Quoted a cost of $1500, to replace both so I am not having it repaired. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

59000 mi

US $78
AC Charge 
Dec 2017

61000 mi
replaced torque converter under extended warranty 
Toyota RAV4 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

8680 mi
Battery too low to start car; boost given under Toyota roadside assistance. This was after 5 days not used. 
Apr 2015

8780 mi
Asked that previously reported problem with low battery be checked. I was told there is no problem - we are not driving enough. Solution is for me to install a trickle charger. 
Oct 2015

10640 mi

C $55
Car has had two boost starts in past two years. Dealer says no problem with systems. Issue is driving pattern; trips are too short. I bought and installed a trickle charger. 
Nov 2016

14140 mi
Replace leaking left rear shock. 
Apr 2017

15500 mi

C $400
Premature pad wear, replace rotors. Front brakes. 
Toyota RAV4 in Virginia, United States
Jul 2015 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

66000 mi
The car started having trouble shifting into 5th gear. It would hand, clunk and rev before settling in. Then it had trouble going into reverse. Told that transmission was going out. Decided to trade for a new car. 
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2015 - May 2017
Mar 2015

29000 mi
cannot start 
Toyota RAV4 in Utah, United States
May 2014 - Dec 2015
Jul 2014

9700 mi
The seatbelt adjuster had a rattle. Dealer tried to fix, but rattle continued. The part was then replaced under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

3720 mi
drivers side heated seat stopped working dealer replaced switch works fine 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

26040 mi
Blew driver side door speaker. 
Toyota RAV4 in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

32300 mi
Lower plastic door trim replaced. Trim pulled away from door. Passenger side. 
Dec 2014

33000 mi
Roof rack trim popped out during car wash visit. Trim replaced. Trim popped off again. Took back to dealer. They taped it back on. No repairs since. 
May 2015

35700 mi
Glove box broken. Repaired by dealer free of charge 
Toyota RAV4 in Illinois, United States
Nov 2013 - Feb 2017
Jan 2014

6300 mi
Drivers side exterior trim on roof channels came loose and needed to be glued back into place 
May 2015

9900 mi
Rear power liftgate rattling. 
Aug 2015

11000 mi
Check engine light, AWD warning and Traction control lights all were on. 
Dec 2015

14000 mi
Roof channel trim came loose while driving. Not held in very well, as very easy to remove by hand. 
Feb 2016

15500 mi
Rear liftgate linear actuator issue 
Oct 2016

21000 mi

US $120
Drivers seat squeaking during any movement or driver. 
Jan 2017

25000 mi

US $400
Rear differential slipping 
Feb 2017

25000 mi
Torque converter failed 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

39000 mi

US $650
Brake pads and rotors, both axles 

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