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1996 Toyota RAV4 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1996 Toyota RAV4

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1996 Toyota RAV4 is between $362 and $442 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
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1996 Toyota RAV4
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$402
Annual Repair Cost
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At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to b...
The idle air control motors tend to become carboned up at around 100,000 miles and will cause a start and stall and/or stalling at stop sign problems. Many times these valves can be cleaned, howeve...
A code P0773 may occur at higher mileages which indicates that the 3-way lock-up solenoid could be defective and may need replacement.
It didn't over heat or anything
It appears that I need a heater core replacement. The description of the symptoms are spot on f...
Overall (2 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
November 17, 2014
1996 Toyota RAV4
Over 150,000K, 4x4, 2-door. The only significant problem were two separate CEL issues. Trusted local mechanics were unable to fix either problem after multiple tries. Finally, took it to the dealer...
August 15, 2009
1996 Toyota RAV4
This car is quickly becoming a lemon. The AC compressor failed a couple of years ago. It didn't make a big difference until we moved to FLA, USA. Constant problems with the window motor on the d...