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2002 Toyota RAV4

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2002 Toyota RAV4 Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Evaporative system may have problems with the vapor canister releasing charcoal pellets that plug the vent valve. Typically a Code P0441, P0442 and P0446 will be set. The key code is the P0446 which is a vent valve electrical failure. The proper repair is to replace the entire canister with all the valves as a unit. This is located on top of the fuel tank and is expensive. Our Technicians tell us that for awhile Toyota was covering th...

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

If the car will not start, the most likely problem is worn or corroded
solenoid contacts in the starter. Usually, these parts can be replaced
without purchasing a new starter.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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Toyota released a software update to fix a problem that caused the Check Engine Light to come on. Before the update, the computer would report a problem with the catalytic converter when there wasn't one.

2002 Toyota RAV4 Questions and Answers

SallyMcDally, 2002 Toyota RAV4, Red Lion, PA

How do I access the front turn signal bulb on this vehicle

gapunkpixie, 2002 Toyota RAV4, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Tucker, GA

I bent my passenger rear control arm and need to replace it. I am completely clueless with the suspension and wanted to know if I completely replace the suspension system if the control arm is inc...

mymoebeach1, 2002 Toyota RAV4, North Wilkesboro, NC

Would you please tell me what this means. I have just had the "Bank2 sensor2 replaced in january of 2009 to the tune of $235.97. plus the Bank1 sensor1 replaced on 12-3 to the tune of $300.00,...

RaineM, 2002 Toyota RAV4, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Charlotte, NC

I noticed when I put gas in the vehicle this week, the little metal blocking element that the fuel nozzle pushes past is no longer there. Should I be concerned?

Visitor, 2002 Toyota RAV4, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Leesburg, FL

What is the correct size tire for my 2002 Toyota Rav4?

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2002 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

I just installed an HID 35 watt xenon 6000k white kit. I had to fiddle with the 3 prong it came with because it was not set up the right schematic. Once I figured that out and the HIDs worked, my fog light seem to stop working.

Here's the kicker, once I plugged my stock bulb again. Fog lights worked, not when the HIDs are plugged in. Is it because I still have the wrong schematic set-up? Or is it because the fog lights are not getting power?

So you mentioned that you're tail lights turns on but no when breaking. I think it is because you have the wrong bulb in the tail like section. The tail light is a parking light (tail light) and brake light combination. The bulb I got is covered blue bulb color with a pair of wires in there one for tail (when parking light is switched on) and for when brake is applied. Did it help? Or you figured it out already.

I purchased the car new in 2002, has been good to me for the most part. I delt with a transmission issue aroun 80,000-85,000 miles, it is a computer issue with the auto transmission. I am now about 120,000-125,000 miles and have just discovered an issue with my break lights. My tail lights and directionals turn on fine with the lights, but when breaking, my lights do not work. It does not seem to be a bulb issue and I have fiddled with the fuses and still, no solution found. Any suggestions would be helpful... I am worried it could be a wiring problem.

I am no longer in love with my 2002 RAV4. Today I found out that I need a new engine after taking my car in for what I thought was a radiator problem. So far I'm learning in my research that the 2002 model year is the WORST! BUYER BEWARE

Love the driving position, the easy out rear seats and the side opening rear door. Less thrilled that it needed a new transmission at 84,000 miles.

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