Close

2008 Toyota RAV4 Problems

Find the most common issues based on 2008 Toyota RAV4 owner complaints.

Most Common 2008 Toyota RAV4 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 P044...
At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to b...
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.
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
Looking for a particular 2008 Toyota RAV4 problem?

0 Known 2008 Toyota RAV4 Brakes Problems

1 Known 2008 Toyota RAV4 Drive Train Problem

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to b...

1 Known 2008 Toyota RAV4 Electrical & Lights Problem

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.

4 Known 2008 Toyota RAV4 Engine Problems

Drivers of the Toyota RAV4 may notice excessive oil consumption between oil changes, even to the extent of the engine oil warning light displayed on the multi-function display. This issue is known...
A loss of power on the freeway may due to an internally leaking fuel pulsation dampener. This commonly occurs on higher mileage vehicles.
The VVT-i oil line is known to burst. This is a very large leak which covers the ground, engine, and undercarriage. If the oil line ruptures while driving, the low engine oil message and engine oi...

2 Known 2008 Toyota RAV4 Exhaust & Emissions 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 P044...

0 Known 2008 Toyota RAV4 Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 2008 Toyota RAV4 Maintenance Problems

0 Known 2008 Toyota RAV4 Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known 2008 Toyota RAV4 Suspension & Steering Problems

8
Known 2008 Toyota RAV4 Problems & Complaints

Drivers of the Toyota RAV4 may notice excessive oil consumption between oil changes, even to the extent of the engine oil warning light displayed on the multi-function display. This issue is known...
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 P044...
A loss of power on the freeway may due to an internally leaking fuel pulsation dampener. This commonly occurs on higher mileage vehicles.
The VVT-i oil line is known to burst. This is a very large leak which covers the ground, engine, and undercarriage. If the oil line ruptures while driving, the low engine oil message and engine oi...
At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to b...
The head gasket may fail due to a defect in manufacturing of the cylinder block. On this vehicle, the head bolts are known to pull the threads out of the engine block, allowing the head to slightl...
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.
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
Researching a 2008 Toyota RAV4?
Get maintenance costs, reviews, recalls and more.