1999 Toyota RAV4 Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1999 Toyota RAV4 based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
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.
A rough idle and even an emissions inspection failure for high HC and CO can be caused by improperly adjusted valves. Also, exhaust valves may become to tight which can lead to valve failures. Our technicians tell us that regular valve adjustment inspections are a must.