2009 Toyota RAV4 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Toyota RAV4

2009 Toyota RAV4 Problems

Replace EVAP Canister to Correct EVAP System 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.

Car won't start due to worn/corroded solenoid contacts in starter
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.
Protective Coating on Fuel Tank May Peel

The protective coating on the fuel tank may not have been properly applied during the manufacture process, resulting in a peeling condition. Toyota will inspect the fuel tank on affected vehicles and replace it as necessary. This limited service campaign expires on April 30, 2014.

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2009 Toyota RAV4 Questions

I am having problems with blower motor. The fan is working intermittent. (1 answer)

Does 2009 Rav 4 have shocks and/or struts (1 answer)

Is there different size front rotars for my 09 Rav 4? How do I know which ones? (1 answer)

I had my front pads and rotars replaced by a mechanic friend in Oct 2014, now only 6 months later a well known auto repair place is telling me they put the wrong size on and they need to be replaced? I went to Autozone and they are telling me there is just one size available. Who's right?

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2009 Toyota RAV4 Recalls

Rear Seat Belts May Fail During Frontal Collision

The seat belts in the rear on the outboard positions may get cut by the seat cushion frame during an accident. Dealers will install a bumper over both rear seat cushion frames free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Door Power Window Switch Overheats And Melts

The driver's side power window master switch may lack enough proper lubricant to protect the sliding electrical contacts of the switch. This can cause a short circuit of the switch, leading to overheating and melting of the switch. Dealers will inspect the switches and apply lubricant to them if no abnormality is found. If a problem is found, the switch circuit board will be replaced. These inspections and repairs will be performed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Windshield Wipers Stop Functioning

The windshield wiper linkage could separate at a joint that corrodes due to water intrusion. Dealers will replace the water diverter channel that keeps water away from the affected joint and install a new revised linkage with a protective cover free of charge to resolve the concern.

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