2012 Toyota RAV4 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Toyota RAV4

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2012 Toyota RAV4
$363 to $584
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$212 to $403
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$139 to $298
2012 Toyota RAV4
$267 to $803
2012 Toyota RAV4
$27 to $62

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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.

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.

If the vehicle will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter, which tend to fail at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid contacts, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.

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Tie rod ends are by nature wear items, i need one replaced, 3 garages tell me ENTIRE RACK AND PINION MUST BE REPLACED, $2800!, tie rod cannot be replaced by itself, it is integrated into rack. Is this idiotic, or am i idiot for buying the rav4

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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.

The brake system contains an actuator that adjusts the fluid pressure to the brake at each wheel. An electrical component inside the actuator may experience an increased electrical resistance resulting in the illumination of various warning lights, including those for the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system, Antilock Brake System (ABS), and Traction Control system. As a result, these systems may not function as expected, reducing directional control assistance and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will update the software for the Skid Control module to correct this concern.

Vehicles have a tire size/weight rating label to inform owners of the carrying capacity of their vehicle. These models are being recalled because the incorrect vehicle weight rating is shown on the information label. This could result in vehicle and tire overloading, increasing the risk of tire failure. Owners will be provided an updated vehicle weight label to correct this concern.

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I have my Toyota RAV4 2012 my daughter drive from school and on her way home she said that the "required maintenance"turn on and arrived home and park in our driveway.After 4hrs.she wants to use it again and cannot start the engine but it crank good.so,what could be the problem.

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