What year RAV4 should you avoid?

What year RAV4 should you avoid?

While almost all RAV4s would make a great buy, there are some worth avoiding. The 2006-2008 model years should be avoided because of their lack of reliability, lousy engine, and lack of safety measures. Also, the 2001-2003 models should be left alone because of their faulty automatic transmissions.

What problems do Toyota RAV4s have?

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 has a variety of transmission issues reported. At low speeds, the transmission is known for lurching forward. The transmission also has loud bangs and clunks when it forcefully shifts into gear. Some drivers experienced issues with the transmission lagging or failing to shift into gear.

How long should brakes last on a Toyota RAV4?

between 30,000 and 70,000 miles
How long do Toyota RAV4 brake pads last? Toyota RAV4 brake pads usually last between 30,000 and 70,000 miles depending on your driving habits. If you commute in extensive traffic and use your brakes often, you’ll need to get an inspection further frequently.

Why are the brakes on my Toyota RAV4 not working?

Brakes – cannot remember exact issue – mechanic assured me it was a normal wear and tear. First noticed as a noise, then eventually could feel a slight vibration in steering wheel. I think I let it go too long, oops.????

Why does my 2004 Toyota RAV4 make a noise?

Theodore H., NJ (2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl) “The rear brakes developed a noise when the brake pedal was depressed. The issue was that a metal shield next to the brakes has rusted to the point of being loose and was making contact with the moving parts of the brakes.

Are there any recalls on the 2004 Toyota RAV4?

Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. The 2004 Toyota RAV4 has been recalled 2 times by NHTSA. View Recalls

Are there any problems with the RAV4 transmission?

Clogged Pistons: See 2005-2012 RAV4 – Common Problems. Failing ECM: The ECM (engine control module) in 2000-2004 RAV4 tends to fail prematurely, causing the transmission to act erratically. Symptoms include loss of power, jerking and hesitating when shifting, and launching on third gear.