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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2005 Toyota RAV4

2005 Toyota RAV4

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2005 Toyota RAV4 Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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 th...

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

2005 Toyota RAV4 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 6, 2006

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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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Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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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.

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Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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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.

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2005 Toyota RAV4 Questions and Answers

soup, 2005 Toyota RAV4, North Highlands, CA

can't afford to have shop replace rear shocks and struts, have limited exp., can I do it myself, need tips.and what tools needed, do springs replace as well.

mvsastry, 2005 Toyota RAV4, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Old Bridge, NJ

Have a noise on the left passenger side rear.I have removed everything loose and also the license plate still have that noise

shellshell, 2005 Toyota RAV4, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Greenville, OH

no heat at all, even if driven for a while

rav4mail, 2005 Toyota RAV4, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Jonesborough, TN

Got all connetions loose,belt off, removed upper screw. what else needs to be done to remove?

wizard24, 2005 Toyota RAV4, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Herndon, VA

Brought RAV4 into dealer and no problem. Now they say front strut is failing after 45,000 miles and making noise. When would a front strut normally fail?

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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, Rack & Pin and the alternator is all I'll replaced. I recmd' the RAV4 as a very dependable car. The 2.4L has been working great.

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