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Toyota RAV4 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Toyota RAV4

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Toyota RAV4 is between $362 and $442 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Toyota Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1996 Toyota RAV4 Location: Front
Brake Pad Replacement
$163 - $272
1996 Toyota RAV4
Water Pump Replacement
$268 - $387
1996 Toyota RAV4 Quantity: One
Shock Absorber Replacement - Rear
$109 - $173
1996 Toyota RAV4 Quantity: One
Strut/Shock Absorber Replacement - Front
$216 - $258
1996 Toyota RAV4
Alternator Replacement
$384 - $898

Toyota RAV4 Problems

Check Engine Light on Due to EVAP Vapor Canister Fault

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.

Software update to correct false catalytic converter failure

Toyota released a software update to fix a problem that caused the Check Engine Light to come on. Before the update, the computer would report a problem with the catalytic converter when there wasn't one.

will not stay running

my rav 4 will start but only runs for about 20-30 sec then dies but then try to start it again and it starts for about 20-30 sec and dies again???

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Toyota RAV4 Questions

Broken timing belt. Are my valves bent (2 answers)

My car stalled and would not restart because timing belt broke. Is my engine is damaged?

Suspect something is stuck in the gear box making 2nd gear inaccessible (1 answer)

Manual transmission

Sometimes I can't move the gearshaft into 2nd, and it feels like a piece of rubber is blocking it. Sometimes it's other gears, although it still goes into gear. Sometimes it goes right in with a "chunk."

Car won't start on its own. Jump start works but dies after a few minutes. (1 answer)

This problem just started. It acts as if the battery or alternator is the problem. A friend hooked up his OBD and no codes. He Also used voltage meter on battery and alternator and said both are good. What else would be the problem?

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Toyota RAV4 Recalls

Rear Suspension Arms Loosen And Fail

The rear tie rod adjusting lock nuts may not have been properly tightened after servicing. The rear arms may loosen and fail as a result. Dealers will replace both rear suspension arms and encapsulate the lock nuts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Seat Heater Wiring Shorts And Causes Fire

For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,

Load Carrying Capacity Label Incorrect

The vehicle certification label may indicate the improper load carrying capacity rating for the vehicle. This is because accessories were added to them after the vehicle was built, changing the available load that the vehicle can handle carrying. Vehicle owners will be provided a corrected label and dealers will aid in installing them free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Toyota RAV4 Reviews

I purchased my 2003 Rav 4 in 2006 with just over 30k miles. It had/has been maintained as recommended. It is a 5 speed manual transmission, which I have driven for more than 30 years of experience driving. I have had to replace two catalytic converters, an O2 sensor, a rear barring, the clutch, and now it is making a rattling noise. Each time I have not wanted to take on a new car payment, but ...
2014 RAV had the RAV at the coast for 2 weeks the rear brakes developed rust so that a continuous low thumping was heard when applying the brakes. Dealer said it was a problem for them on the coast. Cost $140 to have them polish the rust off-after that no thumping. Probably cheap china part.
Just completed two years with the car. Have 20,000 miles on it now and no issues. MPG has been 30 on highway and 26 combined and 20 intown driving

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