2007 Toyota RAV4 Toyota RAV4 2007

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2007 Toyota RAV4 repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (0%)

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2007 Toyota RAV4 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (17%)

< $100 (71%)

Chart based on 24 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

56000 mi Replaced mounting bushings to repair transmission gear whine. Parts replaced, but whine still there. New transmission on backorder. 
58000 mi Installed rebuilt transmission to correct gear whine. 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

269-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

54000 mi rear seals 
58000 mi pinion seal 
95060 mi Heard grinding noise from rear while driving. Intermittent noise but got progressively louder. Rear differential coupler required replacement. 
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. 
149420 mi the rear coupler was replaced under warranty 
140000.0 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. 
102200 mi Transaxle Whine Noise; step 1 did not fix the whine so step 2 (transmission replacement) will need to be done 
67000 mi Front differential leak; the plug was replaced 
48000 mi

US $360
had a warning light on my dash come on intermitently. Had something to do with my 4wd 
45260 mi Leaking transfer case seal Leaking transfer case again 
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. 
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. 
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, 
47300 mi transmission had to be replaced---for the fourth time since since(june 2007) toyota replaced my 2007 i bought in april 2007  
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. 
90000 mi

US $250
CV shaft required replacement 
84520 mi Left rear boot was twisted, starting to make noise. Replaced the whole unit under warranty. 
85560 mi

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

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2007 Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

112466 mi

C $700
Severe drivetrain vibration. Driveshaft to rear had siezed joints. Driveshaft overhauled and reinstalled. 
110000 mi

US $630
Noticed gear oil on rear differential. Diagnosis was both axle seals and front coupler/seal needed to be replaced.  
121600 mi

US $160
differential started to leak. Mechanic replaced the seal. 
111000 mi replaced driveshaft to rear wheels - failed 

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2007 Toyota RAV4 Transmission Problems

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