2004 Toyota RAV4 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Toyota RAV4

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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.

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.

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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When deployed due to a crash, the driver's side air bag can deploy abnormally. The inflator may come apart, causing debris and fragments to strike and injure occupants. The dealership will replace the driver's front air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

 

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great mileage on highway. great run around town. very uncomfortable seats...hard. also road noise is loud.

100466 miles the head bolt THREADS pulled out of the engine block, causing head gasket failure & loss of coolant. Dealership says $8000 for new engine is the most reasonable way to fix this! Online search shows it is a chronic problem on the 4 cylinder engines for Toyota.

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