2003 Toyota RAV4 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Toyota RAV4

2003 Toyota RAV4 Problems

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.

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.

Window seal arond door frame is broke and falling out. Air leak is horrible. purchased new seal. is there a proper prcedure to replace, or just pull the old on wout, jam the new one in.

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2003 Toyota RAV4 Questions

my airbag light never comes on. I located where on the dash it should appear and the manual says it should come on for 6 seconds when i start the car. should i be concerned?

Approximately one month ago the brake light came on one evening when leaving work. I made an appointment the next day with a local garage. The next evening the brake light had went off. I kept the appointment and they checked the brake pads, rotor and calibers. Everything seemed to be fine. I had...

Everything worked fine one day and then the next the only setting that works is high. No sound from the other settings at all.

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2003 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

260,000 miles and i have only done routine maintinance

I bought my Toyota RAV4 back in 2003. This has been an efficient commuter vehicle as well as a comfortable ride for long trips to South California. With its regular maintenance; oil and air filter changes, brakes and battery, no major repairs after more than 100,000 miles. One detail is that both front door motors actuators broke down one after the other.

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