What are some common Toyota Rav4 problems?


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Some common problems with the Toyota Rav4 include problems with shifting, excessive oil consumption, engine problems and steering problems. The 2002 model has the most registered complaints.

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Some Toyota owners complain of problems with shifting, particularly with the 2001 and 2002 models. Shifting problems typically cost around $2,500 to repair, as of 2015, which reflects the cost to replace the transmission in the vehicle.

The most common registered problem with the Toyota Rav4 is excessive oil consumption. The average cost to repair this is around $2,850. Alternative engine problems with the vehicle include failure of the oxygen sensor and a reported knocking sound upon engine idle. Some Rav4s have problems with steering. The biggest complaint is that the vehicle makes noises when the steering wheel turns.

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