2005 Toyota RAV4 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Toyota RAV4

2005 Toyota RAV4 Problems

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.

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2005 Toyota RAV4 Questions

The problem is that three is a pressure in the fuel system between the high pressure pump and the common rail, after a computer scan the fault code that came up was PO627 and the guy said that was an open circuit in the fuel relay.
I need to know which fue box to find this relay and which relay ...

I was told that by replacing tires (same manufactuer and size) one a time due to flats can cause transmission problems. The slightest difference in the tire diameter(old vs new tread) is enough to cause the transmission to become damaged enough to require replacement. I"ve been advised to r...

Even after opening L rear door the 'system' automatically re-locks ALL doors; re-locking is a normal programming thing - but one can be locked out if unaware that doors have auto-locked again. Also noticed that cabin courtesy light doesn't light up consistently and goes out w/in a...

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2005 Toyota RAV4 Recalls

These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.

Southeast Toyota is recalling 2005–2011 models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on tire selection and rims. Affected models were sold without the proper load-carrying capacity modification labels, which may cause the driver to overload the vehicle, increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will mail the correct labels to the customer or install the label free of charge.

On 133 vehicles, certain airbag inflators were assembled with an insufficient amount of the heating agents necessary for proper airbag deployment.  In the event of a crash, if the airbag does not deploy as expected, the risk of injury will increase. Dealers will replace only the suspect airbags to correct this concern. The Toyota recall number is 60B. The Lexus recall number is 6LB.

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2005 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Got my 3rd rav4 with11,000 miles and 4 months old. Limited model. I've used this rav4 everyday as my personal car and also daily on a mail route thats 41 miles long. It now has 168,000+ miles. All parts get abused as a mail rt is very HARD on all parts of my rav4. Its been a great car. I go thur a set of tires ea yr and 3 sets of brakes. I'm glad their easy to change. Headlights, water pump, Ra...

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