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 ProblemsSoftware update to correct false catalytic converter failure
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.
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.
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 QuestionsPlease advise me as to how to remove my back seats. (1 answer)
I would like to know how to get my two back seats out. They are suppose to come out without any screw drivers or any other tool.
$8,000.00. Is this a good deal based on age of vehicle?