2003 Toyota RAV4 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Toyota RAV4
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2003 Toyota RAV4 ProblemsAutomatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages
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 be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.
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.
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 these problems, but this may have changed. It would not hurt to call the dealer if this problem occurs to see if Toyota is still helping with these repairs.
2003 Toyota RAV4 Questionswhy when fuel tank appears full,gauge reads only half full after fuel pump repla (1 answer)
$8,000.00. Is this a good deal based on age of vehicle?
First it was the ECM, now it's the codes from the catalytic converter. I'm reading on here that there is a software update. So....?