2016 Toyota RAV4 Toyota RAV4 2016

We are 106,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

2016 Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Engine (10%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (53%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (10%)

Chart based on 40 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2016 Toyota RAV4.

2016 Toyota RAV4 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (8%)

< $100 (84%)

Worried about potential repair costs? An extended warranty can provide peace of mind.

Chart based on 25 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

35000 mi
Drivers side back tire had bad wheel bearings 
Toyota RAV4 in Florida, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

24000 mi
Faulty vacuum pump inside charcoal canister set off check engine light. Charcoal canister replaced under warranty. Car would not start. Jumped twice. Battery replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Dec 2016 - Sep 2018
Apr 2018

42000 mi
Rear passenger bearing was bad, replaced under warranty 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

24000 mi
Battery died pretty early, covered by warranty 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

4000 mi
First oil change, some problems with navigational system. System screen will go blank for no reason. 
Jun 2018

71000 mi
Routine 

Return to top

2016 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

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

Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
Mar 2016 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

26000 mi

US $600
Worn pads 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Aug 2017
Jul 2017

32000 mi
Right rear bearing replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

21700 mi
4-wheel alignment. After previous repair (transfer case oil leak), the dealer left the steering mis-aligned. Toyota has agreed to reimburse the cost of the alignment. Oil leak from transfer case. Major repair requiring removal of steering rack and transfer case from the vehicle. Covered under warranty. Out-of-warranty cost would have been in excess of $1,000. Dealer had to wait 5 days for parts to arrive. 
Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Mar 2016 - Jul 2018
Aug 2017

24000 mi
The car had repeated episodes of all the dashboard warning lights coming on with a warning to take to the dealer. At first it seemed to happen when going over a pothole or bump, but it occurred several times without that happening. The dealer was unable to find or replicate the problem and said we'd need to bring it in when it happens so they can see it. We have not had the opportunity to do so. 
Jun 2018

31000 mi
A sensor was replaced. Warnings that systems weren't working..antilock brakes, cruise control, lane assist, etc. 
Toyota RAV4 in Texas, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2017

14000 mi
Battery would not hold charge, replaced under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

42160 mi

C $150
another new battery 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

1500 mi
replaced passenger side front window. Damaged before delivery 
Dec 2017

24000 mi
Left rear pads near bare metal, right rear 70%. Replaced both rear under warranty. 

Return to top

2016 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

150-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

Toyota RAV4 in New York, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

19000 mi

US $48
Lubricated the liftgate mechanism. 
Toyota RAV4 in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2016 - Sep 2018
May 2018

19840 mi

C $500
Camera sensors failed and this disabled the parking assistance. No damage noted to rear bumper at the time of failure 
Aug 2018

23312 mi

C $65
Gas door sensor failed. Door was closed but engine light came on indicating a failure. I was able to drive to dealer for the repair 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

17000 mi
Text messages from my phone are not being displayed on the head unit. Problem went from non-existent the first year, to intermittent the following six months, to most of the time now. Bluetooth is working and the phone is synced. Dealer installed software update. I removed then re-added my phone to the system. Problem still occurs. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

35960 mi
Replaced trim pc under roof rack on passenger side. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2016 - May 2017
May 2016

3700 mi

US $130
had windshield replaced, and technology camera requires re-calibration on new windshield. expensive, not covered by insurance either. had prevent. maint (5K) done at same time. 
Toyota RAV4 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2016 - Mar 2018
Dec 2016

15000 mi
Collision avoidance warning system malfunction 
Toyota RAV4 in Maryland, United States
Jan 2016 - Oct 2016
Aug 2016

4600 mi
Wheel lug stud broke during tire change, was repaired at no cost to me by dealer. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

11780 mi
JBL radio/GPS/phone unit failed and was replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2017

21700 mi
Power rear door failed. ECU replaced under warranty. 
Toyota RAV4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

2000 mi
Navi/head unit lockups. Head unit replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Michigan, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016 AM/FM section of Entune not working at 51 miles...System reset? 
Nov 2016

4400 mi
Volume level changes...GPS locking-up. Still having problems and we need to take it back...Wow the fun never ends? 
Aug 2017

11000 mi
Dealer says that volume changes when switching between FM and USB/Sirius are normal. No fix for that. The front end on the radio can't hold a signal. GPS fix will cost $165, to fix problems? Oil change a quart over filled. 
Dec 2017

16000 mi
Nav issue plus Pairing 
Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2016
Aug 2016 HD Radio malfunctioned and dealer determined the radio head needed to be replaced. 
Toyota RAV4 in Ohio, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2017
Apr 2016

5000 mi
Rear hatch would not shut automatically. they had to replace ECU in rear door. 
Dec 2017

40000 mi
water pump leaking replace rear wheel bearing 
Toyota RAV4 in Washington, United States
Mar 2016 - Mar 2018
Apr 2017

9500 mi
Rear hatchback motor ceased to open or close rear hatch door after encountering a restriction. Problem is covered under a recall for hatch door control module. Module was replaced under warranty/recall at no charge. 
Toyota RAV4 in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2017
Apr 2017

10000 mi
Rear door lock recall. It had appeared to act up once or twice. 
Toyota RAV4 in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017 Power Liftgate no longer working 
Toyota RAV4 in California, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

30000 mi
rear back up sensor 

Return to top

See TrueDelta's information for all SUVs
See TrueDelta's information for all Toyota models.

2016 Toyota RAV4 Repair Histories

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2016 Toyota RAV4 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.