The RAV4 is quite competitive in its class with either the standard four-cylinder or the optional V6 engine. Improvements to the four-cylinder engine for this version of the compact Toyota SUV reduced noise. An available third-row seat and powerful V6 make it a good alternative to some midsized SUVs. The RAV4 is agile and roomy, rides comfortably and has a smooth drivetrain and a flexible interior.
Alerts
There are 14 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. 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.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Toyota RAV4 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Rear wheels were out of alignment and to correct I had to spend over $400 for the ability to adjust them (did not come standard on the vehicle)."

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"RECALLS"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The car like all 8 of the Japanese cars I've owned has required frequent alignments. Typically, the problems are not serious but more annoyances. The cars do not allow camber and/or caster adjustments and I have had to have cams installed"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Alignment was out enough to require replacement of all four tires, since all wheel drive requires tires be replaced as sets. Not sure if this really is Toyota's policy, or that of the tire companies. I would inquire about this "requirement" before I"

Donald W., WA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)
Ball joints

"Replaced ball joints"

Joseph C., CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"3 of 4 joint boots have needed replacement in last year"

Benjamin C., VA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Worn out"

John P., WV (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Toyota covered the main cost on a recall. It was checked again this year on recall"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"About 4 years after buying the car both front struts locked up. Since the car was out of warranty, I had to pay to replace the struts"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"wore out - do a lot of mountain driving"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota RAV4 3.5-L V6)

"Needed new struts on the front"

Anonymous, UT (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"General wear & tear"

Anonymous, LA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front struts collapsed at approx. 67,000 miles"

Michael W., AL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"External noises and car not handling well"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts worn out and needed replacement"

Patrick S., TX (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"They were shot when we purchased the car. We got it 10 months ago and it had over 100k miles on it. Both were replaced"

Whitney S., NV (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts were finally due for replacement after over 300,000 km."

Anonymous, AB (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The front struts were changed for the first time since the car was new. Very pleased with the low maintenance on this car"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The shocks wore put and need to be replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At 160000 miles, the shocks and struts are just worn out. I've done a lot of miles on rough unpaved roads, and that no doubt has contributed to this."

David M., CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Shocks needed to be replaced front and rear"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"shocks and struts needed replacement due to harsh ride"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"After 6 years driving on a mix of paved highway, rough dirt roads and off-road trails, the rear shocks were shot"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Normal wear"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Rear strut failed"

David H., CO (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"failure of both front struts was quick, on week after dealer service and inspection"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Broken strut right rear. Probably due to pothole issues"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"had to replace left rear strut after 45000 miles"

Anonymous, NE (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right rear strut was installed wrong at factory. We replaced it.The dealer told us it needed to be replaced. He did not tells us of the factory defect. My son who is a certified Toyota master replaced it for me. We have pictures if needed"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rt Front Strut was leaking. Had both replaced"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"had to replace shocks and struts Had to replace alternator Replace battery"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rough handling and noise from the front end. tire wear was starting to show uneven use"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Recall 11 different items one being rear suspension I believe. I had already replaced leaking in rear and it was their fault to begin with. Hundreds of dollars down the drain"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"We were advised to replace the shocks and struts on this vehicle around 70k miles from about 4 different aftermarket repair centers. Our trusty local guy recommended that they needed to be replaced soon at around 100k miles. We don't offroad much"

Daniel F., CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One strut failed (leaking). Replaced both front struts and rear shocks. Could be considered normal wear for this many miles"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"The originals finally wore out after 95, 000 miles, just time for new ones"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Just normal wear for a car with over 100K miles"

Tom C., SC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"At around 11,000 miles I complained to Toyota that my steering felt loose and by care was riding like a buck board. It was something I always complained about and something they always told me that everything was fine. When my extended warranty expi"

Anonymous, ME (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"recalled twice for same problem"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Shocks were replaced with Toyota recommended item and ride is rougher than before they were replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Toyota RAV4 3.5-L V6)

"Both shocks locked after a tire change, being put on a lift. Had to be replaced as seals/o-rings had deteriorated blocking the shocks internal ports"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Shop suspected excess noise coming from struts and strut mounts; replaced front struts and rear shocks"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"All of the repeated recall repairs"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"spent about $1000 replacing shocks/struts (1 side needed to be replaced and other was recommended)"

Bruce S., ON (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"The front struts' dust covers/sleeves were torn and had to be replaced. One of the rear shocks was leaking"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Were subject to a recall repair which took a LONG time because it took a long time for parts to become available"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Toyota's solution to the Rear Lower Suspension Arms recall of 2014 was to glue the rear suspension so that there is no way to realign the rear wheels. This is no solution"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Bent rear suspension link"

Geoffrey O., DE (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Had to have rear torsion bars replaced per warranty replacement"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced links"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Broken torsion bar link end"

Blair W., BC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Recall by Toyota"

Ray N., NE (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Had recall performed on rear stabilizer bars then had the rear struts rust out and had to be replaced"

Ronald N., VA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Would bounce and bounce and bounce and make noise. Felt unstable. Fixed in February/March 2014 on a recall"

Noelle D., MN (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"rusted out"

Anonymous, PE (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Broken sway bar end links"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Recall Item re: rear suspension"

Anonymous, NS (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Rear torsion bar was replaced under factory recall"

Matthew H., OH (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"The "knuckle joints " in the steering were worn and the cost to replace and repair were significant"

James L., CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"After owning the car about 4 years the steering started making a popping and cracking noise when turning. Toyota replaced the steering column. At about 7 years old the steering started making the same noise again. Toyota will not make the repair again"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer said control arm or something like that was broken"

C L., MI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer said it hadto be replaced"

Al-Nancy J., PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"At low speed I could feel a "clunk" in the steering linkage when I turned the steering wheel. There are a lot of comments online about this problem, but Toyota does not consider it a safety problem so they won't do a recall. They have issued a TSB to fix it with an improved intermediate shaft. I saw a video on YouTube for adding lubricant to make the clunk stop, so I did it and so far it is working"

John M., NC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Both upper and lower steering shafts had to be replaced. Toyota is aware of this problem , but has not addressed it"

Larry W., IL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Steering rack was binding. It was replaced at a cost of $2100"

Bruce S., MA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Knock in steering when turning, May have been caused by a pot hole"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Knocking sound turned out to be excessive play inside the right side of the assembly."

Marc C., QC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"The steering shaft on our RAV4 has failed twice in the life of the car — once at 100,000 miles and again at 140,000 miles."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"steering linkage has a small knocking feel to it when turning the wheel significantly"

Micheal K., CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Factory recall for faulty tie rods"

Robert K., FL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Steering rack had to be replaced (shop saw problem during routine inspection). Faulty install procedure led to it failing and had to have repaired."

Anonymous, CT (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rack and steering linkage was replaced"

Anonymous, ID (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Had multiple problems with steering column "spiral cable" before recall repair and had repaired at my cost. after recall the problems are no longer apparent, but cost is not reimbursed"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Toyota RAV4 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering wheel 'clunk'. Has a two part shaft with ujoints. Replace the upper shaft which had worn ujoings. Bottom shaft is worn and still clunks. Parts are too expensive. Should have been a recall item due to the high number of failures"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"On 4/8/2015 I had the right front axle shaft replaced. The front end was shaking, especially when turning right. This repair cost $300"

Mark E., NY (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes, when going slow in a parking area there is a noticeable 'clunk' sound and feel from the steering column. This has been there for the whole time I have owned the vehicle"

Jay B., OR (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"steering rod connection"

Everett J., KS (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"problem is an ongoing clanking sound as the steering wheel is turned. From research it appears to be a problem with joints in the steering column but Toyota says it is not a recall issue and not a safety issue??"

Ross B., CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"while turning the wheel, there is this clunk or knock, also you feel it in the steering wheel"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"This car has been involved in 6-7 recalls including one for a suspension problem where the back wheels could possibly come off"

Anonymous, AE (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"company recall issue took it to dealer"

Bestsy B., UT (2007 Toyota RAV4 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Many of the RAV4's of this vintage make a clunk when moving a steering wheel at a stop"

Mikhail S., PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"Steering intermediate shaft clunk. A problem on all RAV4 of this era. Never addressed by Toyota"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"For a year or more there was a loose clunk (feel and sound) in the steering. Eventually it became bad enough that the Toyota shop could not deny it. I considered it a severe potential safety problem, they considered it my problem whatever it was. I"

Anonymous, ID (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"The linkages broke, for which there was a safety recall. The dealer ignored the recall notice and charged me full price for replacement and only refunded for part price later, no refund for labor given"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"steering column had resistant points when turning; needed replacing at my cost"

Charles K., MA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"steering shaft defective and loose causing terrible vibration through steering wheel - Toyota refuses to admit fault in obvious defect in all 2007 Rav4's"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Clunking in the steering, felt in the steering wheel. most noticeable at low speeds when turning the steering wheel. Reported to NTSB, but "It's not a safety issue." Very disappointing"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"turning left or right on a full turn, steering vibrates"

David D., MD (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

"I experienced a subtle juddering or vibration at highway speeds, much stronger around high speed curves. The mechanics could not detect it after the first time they ignored my instructions to take it around a high speed curve. Several months later I took the car in for new tires and asked them to check it again and this time they followed my instructions and experienced the problem as well as noticing the noise from the wheel bearing after the tie rod had been fixed. The morals of the story: A.when somebody has driven a car as far as I have gone in my RAV, he damn well knows when it's making a noise it shouldn't be. They also broke the zipper on my spare tire cover and refused to fix it, and B. I am changing service providers."

Geoff I., MB (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"Had rear tie rod break."

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota RAV4 3.5-L V6)

"broken tie rod"

Anthony A., WI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One broke and another was worn"

Betsy S., MA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"After one recall with incomplete fix we are again waiting on parts for the rear suspension ? tie rod. We have had recalls for electric window switch possible fire and air bag monitor"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota RAV4 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"See previous. They were related and part of a recall or service bulletin. Work performed at Toyota dealer"

Gabor A., RI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"rear suspension rattling and instability"

Anthony P., CT (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Tie rods were part of the same recall. It took Toyota five months from the time they notified me to find a fix and get the parts in. Kinda dangerous in Minnesota in the winter!"

Noelle D., MN (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Both rear ones were very worn, one of them broke & it was $$$ to repair"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise"

John P., WV (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"recall from toyota for rear suspension corrosion"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A recall notice was issued for the adjusting rods for the rear suspension. The Toyota dealership replaced the parts and did and alignment. Their alignment machine was malfunctioning causing the rear tires to wear"

Douglas S., BC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"This was an issue that was covered as a safety recall by Toyota"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"This was directly related to the bent tie rod."

Geoff I., MB (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"Right rear suspension collapsed while driving after recall on suspension had been done. After repair, (second recall) rear suspension was not aligned properly and rear tire wear was uneven"

Alan F., NY (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"misalignment of rear axle causing excessive wear and uneven wear on rear tires"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Fornt wheels only! Caused by alignment problem"

Donald W., WA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"SENSOR IS PART OD WHEEL BEARINGS"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota RAV4 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"car starting vibrating at highway speed repair was expensive"

David B., WA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replace rear wheel bearings and rear abs sensors. New front struts and right front wheel bearing"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Had to replace the abs sensors. My mechanic tells me he has seen several RAV 4 where the abs sensors prematurely rust out. He thinks a poor design"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"ABS light was coming on and so they ended up replacing some of the sensors"

Kevin E., IL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A failed wheel speed sensor caused pulsation and premature wear on the drivers rear brake. Only after much wear did the warning lights come on"

Anonymous, HI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Being on a small island et., it is vital that I have the brakes in perfect condition!"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"THE FRONT CALIPERS HAD TO BE REPLACED. THE FRONT TIRE RIMS ALSO HAD TO BE REPLACED BECAUSE THE RIMS ACTUALLY CORRODED DUE TO WATER COLLECTING IN THE WHEEL WELL NEAR THE AIR INTAKE VALVE. THE RIM WAS IMPROPERLY DESIGNED AND ALLOWED WATER TO SIT IN THE BOTTOM OF THE RIM AFTER A RAINFALL"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"One rear caliber seized"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace a worn caliper and rotor on my left front brake"

Maggie S., WI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"caliper seized and needed to be replaced on 1 wheel"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One rear caliper was not completely releasing, causing overheating which warped rotor."

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"PISTON WAS STUCK"

Gary K., PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Not sure:It felt rough when brakes were applied,especially at higher speeds"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"here was a problem with struts that caused serious tire wear and following calipers needed replacing"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"front calipers were getting worn to a point where it was safer to replace then keep on driving"

R M., KS (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Frequent replacement needed. Due to corrosive liquid used on roads for de-icing"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Have had repeated problems with front brake calipers seizing and causing premature brake wear, needing replacement of pads/rotors/calipers"

Dirk S., WA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The shop had tried various calipers including after market. We live on a steep hill, we don't know if this is part of the problem. The calipers eventually start to stick and cause uneven wear"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"replaced brake pad after 45000 niles"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"Normal use, expected brake replacement after pervious inspection No problem experienced"

Douglas K., ON (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Not really a problem - just had to drive carefully for a few days until brakes were fixed."

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"expected normal wear and tear."

Leon R., OH (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger rear brake caliper rusted shut prematurely wearing out pads."

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"routine brake wear, not unexpected for so many miles just a significant cost but rotors and calipers OK"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The front brakes were replaced by the dealer at about 33,000 miles. The pads were replaced and the rotors turned. The dealer either forgot to replace the springs that keep the pads from rubbing or they were installed incorrectly or the design is no"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced brake pads"

Daniel P., NE (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"one of the abs fluid cylinders of the tires was malfunctioning (sticking) resulting in braking malfunctions"

W B., VA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced brake pads"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hihh maintenance on breaks"

Paul D., NY (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake pads needed replacement due to normal wear and tear"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"New brakes + new gaskets"

Ralph P., CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace front and rear brakes at same time"

Nathan P., UT (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"New brake pads and polish the rotors"

Ralph S., NY (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes had been making noises for a while, then got worse. Brake pads were shot and the rotors were out of round. Problems fixed for about $500"

Richard F., FL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Both front and rear brakes had to be repaired"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"routine brake replacement"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Told needed front pads and rear rotors and pads. After less than a three weeks from brakes started grinding. Returned to shop. Told the front rotors needed to be turned. No charge"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I seem to replace brakes every 2-3 years. That may be normal, but it seems frequent to me"

Christine R., PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Found in routine maintenance"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"I don't recall the exactly what parts were effected, but it was a costly brake repair"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)
Parking brake

"Had to replace cables because partly ceased due to seal failure at entry point into cabin"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Needs brake pad replacements much sooner than other cars I've had"

John G., MA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"3rd set of brakes in 55k miles"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace front brake pads for the second time since purchasing the vehicle. They only lasted 30,000 miles"

Ryan L., WI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front brakes pads had to be replaced after 15000 miles"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After I bought it, the brakes were worn out at 25000 miles"

Erhard G., CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car had fewer than 50,000 miles on it, and the brakes needed replacing: over $500. My wife is the main driver, and she is not hard on the vehicle--mostly stop-and-go, in-town driving, but at speeds 25-35 mph"

Roger D., AZ (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"will intermittently show brake/traction/abs warning. Had system checked out by a mechanic and brakes would be okay, though break sensor faults showed in diagnostic history. Probable intermittent sensor malfunction."

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors and discs had to be replaced at 40,000 miles because of excessive rust damage"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The brake pads wear out after 40,000 miles. One wheel pad gave no warning and damaged the rotor when it wore out"

John G., MA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"I felt, along with my mechanic, that the breaks wore quickly. I was told that it was my driving, but I do most of my driving by highway, so I brake over long periods of driving, and I am a slow driver. It was not understood why my brakes had such i"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front and rear brake pads required replacement at 26,000mi (F) and 30,000 (R). This vehicle is lightly driven; it replaced a similar vehicle whose brake pads did not require replacement until approximately 75,000 mi so I've ruled out the driver cont"

M K., NJ (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Related to the sticking calipers, I think"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Rear left brake system came loss in the breaking system"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes were making noise, we took it in and the mechanic had to put on new pads and discs."

John V., IL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Rotors required replacement...but at more than 100,000 miles I do not consider that a problem, but merely normal wear"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The front brakes needed new rotors and pads. That's all"

Lauren D., MD (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Toyota failed my RAV4 inspection for "rusty rotors" which, as it turned out, is not a safety issue. I replaced the rotors to pass re-inspection and the new rotors are rusted just like the originals. A dealer rip-off, I am sure"

David F., VA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"warped. 2nd replacement"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Wore out, had to change them"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"When I began to get a pulsation/vibration upon braking I had my mechanic determine I needed a new caliper and rotor on my left front brake"

Maggie S., WI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Same as 2011 Rav4. Chinese rotors"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One rear rotor warped because of sticky caliper"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Please note that the pads were an issue. I have had two brake jobs in 45000 miles. I am not hard on the car and my tire tread was in perfect condition when I replaced them this year because of their age"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"I've replaced the brakes twice in the past year; once due to rotor wear, & second time due to noise (not sure if that was rotors or not now)"

Jennifer P., MN (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"My rotors warped at 50K miles in spite of never riding the brakes when going downhill"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"When getting brakes due to normal wear, the rotors had to be replaced and tire sensors had to be replaced when tires were replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced front pads and rotors. To me 68,000 miles seemed pretty early to require a brake job. Had it completed at dealership which was terrible. Next day bolt connecting rotor fell out creating - dangerous situation. Dealership didn't seem to care"

Ryan L., OH (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes and rotors have been faulty more than occasionally"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"Sound is more like scraping. New pads and rotors were installed on all 4 wheels just 11,000 miles ago (April 2014). Could just be rust build-up, but won't know until I take it to the shop"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"bavking up when wet"

Virginia H., TX (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"New parts installed at brake maintenance are noisy during the first 50 yards car is driven"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"I went to a non dealer store to have my brakes replaced. They used generic parts and since day one they have squealed very badly. I brought the vehicle back 5 times and they could never fix them. Next time I get my brakes done I will go elsewhere or possibly to a dealer"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"Had the brakes done a couple of years ago. Don't think the shop did a good job. Brakes have been squeaking and grinding on and off since. Recently had brakes totally redone. Problem solved."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My daughter is afraid to drive this car because of the horrendous noise the brakes make, which worsens when quick stop is needed. Dealer could not isolate problem, which started before brakes got to the point they were worn enough to warrant replacement."

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"LUBRICATION WAS THE PROBLEM"

Gary K., PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Had to replace it"

Scott C., DC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Several codes required O2 sensor and converter. Expensive"

Anonymous, NH (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"needed replacing"

Anonymous, DC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"PIPE FLANGE FAILED DUE TO RUST/CORROSION THE FACT THAT THE CATALYTIC CONVERTOR IS IN THE PIPE IT WAS COVERED BY FED EMISSIONS 8/80"

Tom O., NH (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"I guess just normal wear of the exhausts pipe/catalytic converter"

Raymond D., MI (2007 Toyota RAV4 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"All 2 warning lights would light up when it rained. Eventually, they would go off only to light up again. Car worked fine and dealership's computer never registered lights were on. Eventually they stayed on and it ended up being the converter"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

"Toyota wanted over $1,500 to repair due to entire unit being one piece. A mechanic wielded a replacement for $400"

Matthew M., MN (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car wa recall for something having to do exhaust. Not sure what it was, but dealer took care of it"

C L., MI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer advised I had a leak that would have to fixed prior car being state inspected. Cost was over $400.00"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"developed holes"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The Muffler had a split/crack where the pipe connects. Could not be repaired so it was replaced. No issues but needed to repair to pass inspection."

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Exhaust leak covered by Toyota due to faulty parts. Repairs fully covered despite age and mileage"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"A couple months after my catalytic converter was fixed, an exhaust leak was found during inspection. The leak was at the converter connection and it was "just out of warranty." Fortunately, the dealership honored the warranty"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Was the muffler that we felt fail early since on other vehicles we never had had to replace a muffler with over 100,000 miles plus"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Mechanics cannot solve the exhaust leaks and heat shield vibration. Vehicle is very loud and rattles"

Arthur K., WI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Exhaust manifold

"manifold had rusted but the rest of the exhaust is fine"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"The heat. Shield has broken loose from mounts"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"rusted out. Factory replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"I had to replace the muffler due to a hole on the top of the muffler"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"I have a current recall regarding the exhaust pipe sub-assembly that will require me to sit & wait in a Toyota service area for several hours"

David F., VA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"THE CENTER MUFFLER ASSEMBLY HAD TO BE REPLACED IN JUNE 2014 DUE TO RUST AND RUST CORROSION TO THE MUFFLER. VERY EXPENSIVE"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"Under recall for rusty muffler"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"car failed inspection because of small holes in the muffler and pipes"

Thomas T., PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Toyota recalled the muffler claiming it was failing. It was replaced at no charge"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Muffler developed a hole 18 months ago and my Toyota dealer recommended that i go to Meineke for a replacement, which I did. Toyota now has a recall and will replace mufflers with holes, but refuses to reimburse me for my needed repair prior to their recall"

John G., MA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"rusted muffler had to be replaced along with catyatic converter because they were attached as one"

Donald D., PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The muffler and catalytic converter are a single unit, therefor much more expensive to replace than a simple muffler. Poor design! I was told this was a $1400 job"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"it rusted out"

Al-Nancy J., PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"muffler and pipes should last for life of car...had to replace my defective rusty components myself. Toyota should reimburse me"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Entire muffler broke off needed a complete new system"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"early rust out in muffler seam"

Brian L., DE (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Muffler had to be replaced do to a hole in system"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Rusted out and needed replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"normal use failure"

D M., UT (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Parts had rusted and I could hear it. It had to be replaced."

Anonymous, MI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"backing car up cause loud noises. I have replace 3 water pumps. Looks like they finally got it right. There should have been a recall but because it is not a danger it does not come under a recall"

Donald D., PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"rusted"

Anonymous, NH (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rusted out"

Anonymous, KY (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hole in muffler. Catalytic converter is in the muffler. $1200 repair"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotted out"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"muffler needed replaced due to loud exhaust noise"

Bill H., OH (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rusted holes, needs replaced. On this model the entire exhaust pipe is one Toyota part to replace , not just the muffler. Taking it to muffler shop to see if alternative, as the part from Toyota is $1400! In CA it's covered under warranty. Not U"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After 7 years of use the muffler needed to be replaced. I was informed that the muffler was part of a one-piece system and the cat convertor and all pipes would have to be replaced at a estimated cost of $1500"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Toyota uses cheap mufflers that rot out in areas with cold weather/condensation/road salt USge. They replace under warranty in CA, but in the US they do not !!!!"

Stanley B., NY (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Loud. Will have to replace"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Muffler needed replacement"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Extremely expensive since replacing the muffler through Toyota was mandated to include the converter. As a result we elected to replace the muffler via alternate sources"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Muffler rusted out. Was replaced under emission warranty because it is a welded unit with the catalytic converter"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Eventually rusted a hole (noisy). After 1.5 years, my other garage offered to fix it at a fraction of cost (muffler attached to catalytic converter). Half a year later, Toyota offered recall replacement, but I was ineligible because I had it fixed"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Muffler has rusted through in multiple locations. Can't replace just that part -- Toyota designed it such that it forms a single piece w/ catalytic converter, making the repair VERY expensive"

Maria H., MD (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Due to failure of spiral wrap cable, repair covered by recall"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"recall"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"Leak that caused engine system lights to indicate problem"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"rusted and rattling"

Anonymous, NH (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rusted out. Had to replace along with muffler"

Anonymous, KY (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The system for the pollution control disconnected underneath the car"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"aNSWERED IN PREVIOUS QUESTION"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Exhaust system needed to be replaced"

Kevin E., IL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Tensioner pulley replaced due to noise"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"The belt tensioner on this model also wears out abut the same time that the water pump fails. Both are problems I found online others have had with the 3.5 L V6"

J B., TX (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Difficult to fill up gas tank

"The door to open to fill up the gas gets frozen and will not open in very cold weather"

Anonymous, WV (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)
Engine computer

"mice destroyed some electrical wiring leading to the intake manifold which caused the engine to malfunction"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to be replaced. All red lights were on in car. Some type of Oxygen seal needed to be replaced, as well as the computer"

Miles W., FL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Made car run spotty"

Anonymous, VI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"2 Oxygen sensors needed to be replaced and calibrated"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"ECM had to be replaced. All the engine warning lights kept staying on"

Sharon A., TX (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Knocking sound. Louder when accelerated. Engine,VCS and 4WD lights on (on dashboard)(Odometer: about 100000 km) Dealer auto shop suggested changing engine"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Excessive use of oil"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"despite many attempts..pinging is a constant problem"

Paul A., WA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine occasionally makes a light sound, presumably when it is low on oil. Leakes oil continually, but I'm told leaking as much as 1.5 qts. per oil change is normal?"

Kathleen D., VA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine uses an excessive amount of oil and has a ping or valve noise during normal operation. It is scheduled for an oil consumption test this month"

Anonymous, HI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"engine noise at cold start up. VVT issues, oil takes too long to get to overhead cam gears"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)
Engine mounts

"I'll be honest: don't 100% recall all the issues I've had with my RAV4. There have been 3 or more NTSB recalls on the '07 RAV4. This vehicle has had all of those"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Oil "leak" may be a misnomer, since I've never seen oil on the ground under the car, or in the engine compartment. I believe the engine is simply burning oil from having high mileage and worn internal parts. I've had to add small amounts of oil on a fairly regular basis, about once a week"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We need to top up the engine oil several times a year"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Transaxal seal leaking"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"For 3 1/2 year car has been burning excessive oil. 1 quart every 1600 miles. This is a known issue and Toyota has an advisory on this and will take corrective action at their expensive, if the leak is 1 qt per 1200 miles. Our car just misses this mark, thus no assistance"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a slow leak from an engine seal. I am not sure if it comes from the water pump or some other engine seal. It is sufficiently slight that I have not had to have it repaired (yet)"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"excessive oil leaks. Have to add oil frequently. Toyota mechanics have tested it. Apparently this is a common problem with this year"

Anonymous, ID (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Valve cover leaked and timing cover leaked. It was fixed but it still uses 1 qt. of oil in about 2400 miles"

Anonymous, OR (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It was a known problem with Toyota V6 a rubber hot oil line vti. It would break on vehicles after a few years of wear. They had a medal line on Lexus Models. It took two years of fighting with Toyota to get them to replace the rubber line with a medal one"

Tommy C., FL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Had to have valve cover replaced"

Donald W., FL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This problem was related to the engine re-build"

Anonymous, ME (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Found minor and then quickly major oil deposits on driveway- oil pressure switch had loosened"

Douglas K., ON (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine does not LEAK oil but has excessive oil use--needs 1 qt. of oil after 800 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine consumes oil at a rate of about 1 quart per thousand miles"

Anonymous, OR (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"excessive oil use"

Dana C., MI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine burns 1 to 2 quarts of oil every 3,000 miles"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I need to check the oil level at least once a week and then normally need to top up the oil level with at least a quart of motor oil. Due to the age of the car, I do not want to spend hundreds of dollars to service and/or replace the engine to correct the leakage."

Anonymous, UT (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"leaks about 1 quart of oil every 1000 miles"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Burning a quart of oil a month / No oil spots in the driveway"

Joseph C., CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Supposedly the engine needs to be removed to repair one of the leaks. It does not leak enough to need to replace oil between changes so have not had it repaired."

Anonymous, WA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Car uses about a quart of oil in 3000 miles. There is a minor lead in the gasket cover, but not enough to account for this much leakage."

Anonymous, SC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Using quart of oil per 1000 miles"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Diagnosed with a leak in the timing chain gasket. Repair estimate (dealer) is $3,000."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"the engine had a continuous oil leak that the Toyota service dealer could not locate. I was replacing about 2 quarts every 4-6 weeks. Some time after my initial complaint the company came out with a recall/fix for the engine oil leak, but by that time the mileage on my vehicle was past that of the recall criteria. So not able to obtain and covered service under the recall although I believe my issue was part of the same cause as the recall. I had loaned the vehicle to a relative and did not keep up on the oil level as closely as I should because a lack of oil eventually lead to a thrown rod while the relative was driving the car. I did replace the engine and the car continues to run great with the new engine. it is even being used to help another relative with transportation. Just a shame the issue could not have been addressed earlier with the manufacturer and saved me a several thousands dollars."

Gene S., VA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The Engine was getting hot and it was burning oil, although we check with the dealer every 5000 miles but i have to add oil frequently to compensate for leaking and burning the oil"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Toyota RAV4 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Uses 1 qt oil per month. Maybe more"

J E., GA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil supply must be replenished frequently but was not serious enough for Toyota to fix problem. I had this tested after a recall notice but the pressure was not bad enough to warrant Toyota to rebuild my engine."

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"oilpan and valve cover gaskets need replacement due to leakage requiring adding oil regularly"

Ignacio D., CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"oil leaks from timing chain cover"

Anonymous, ID (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"toyota corp..is now doing test.for high oil use"

Paul A., WA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Vehicle currently has a recall pending for excessive oil use"

Willie S., WA (2007 Toyota RAV4 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Burns quart of oil per month"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Losing oil between changes"

Neil M., CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Burns 1.5 quarts/mo"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Banjo gasket had to be replaced twice"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"Excessive oil consumption. I quart oil added every 1000 miles. Toyota is aware of issue, but will not address problem until it gets worse. Toyota states that 1 quart oil consumption is normal. I do not find this to be satisfactory"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Head gasket needs repaccing"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It seems to be a valve cover leak"

Jeffrey S., NC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil hose leak caused engine rattling"

Benjamin C., VA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Started driving with case of oil in car to fill up every couple of days- dealership would not look at vehicle unless we could do a start inspection and bring back a week later to check- told them would fill up before that but this week engine died 2"

Mia F., AB (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine was eating about 2 quarts of oil every month. Did a pressure test in the cylinder and somehow the problem went away. Didn't want to push the issue any further and counted it as amazing luck"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"oil is leaking into engine not on floor"

Franco L., CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water pools on the passenger side floor after a heavy rain. Two attempts so far at repair to no avail"

Rosemary F., NC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"The water pump was leaking and was replaced in January 2017"

Donald S., IN (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"water came through rooftop during car wash"

Donald D., PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Water pump began leaking at highway speeds only. Difficult to diagnose, and required full replacement of the pump"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"replaced water pump"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"seals around windshield had to be re-done"

Anonymous, VT (2007 Toyota RAV4 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer claimed the water pump leaked & exhaust leak"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed a new water pump"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Rav4 burns 1 quart of oil per month"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The top portion of the rubber around all the windows has rotted (I guess) off"

Rosemary F., NC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"The weather stripping around the windows need to be replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rubber seals between the windows and the door exterior have peeled away allowing rain to run down the window and get inside the door"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Moon roof leaks"

Daniel M., IL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"weather seals around windows causing some air noise"

Virginia H., TX (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water leaks through windshield seal and puddles under front passenger mat"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It would appear that the door seals and/or weather-stripping should be replaced, but the cost would probably be prohibitive as it is a 12-year-old vehicle."

Anonymous, UT (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger side leaks water into vehicle when it rains. Dealer could not find problem. Still leaks at times."

Richard A., NM (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The felt window sweeps on all four doors failed. They are only attached to the door by a sticky tar-like backing that melted and stuck to the glass so that the entire strip was ripped out when the window was rolled up leaving tar all over the glass"

Bridget T., TX (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Sunroof leaks in hard rain"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Many of the seals/gaskets around windows and openings are deteriorated and need replaced"

Bradford P., TX (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"I find the vehicle noisy as though from wind leaking in poor seals. It makes me check to see if all the windows are rolled up, but that does not solve the noise problem"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"For several years, there has been an acceleration rattle coming from the rear end of the car. It's been worked on four times, including replacing the rear end. The last "repair" was done by a Toyota dealer. No one has been able to explain this noise, nor fix it. It doesn't seem to impact the operation of the car, but a lot of money was wasted trying to eliminate it"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"loose bolt was tightened"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaks coming from cargo area. Unable to resolve"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaks loud particularly if bumpy road. Squeaks coming from back of vehicle. WD40 does not change noise level. Quite irritating but not taken to dealer (as spouse drives car ad bothers him less)!"

Daniel M., IL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Chassis squeaks not terribly but noticeably"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle caused by exhaust plumbing vibrating against the body underneath the passenger side back seat."

Scott Z., FL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right rear wheel"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

"The spare tire is attached to the rear door and has a noisy wiggle to it."

Cameron C., OR (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rumble from engine area at ~1500 RPM."

Anonymous, MD (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattles in the dash area"

Anonymous, SK (2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

"A definite rattle coming from the rear that I'm told might be a loose baffle in the muffler, but not worth the expense of fixing. Rattle has been there for more than 4 years, so I guess it's not a real problem."

Barbara M., WI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When driving around 28 to 30 MPH there is a strange noise almost like a groan from under the car. No mechanic has figured out what it is."

Anonymous, IN (2007 Toyota RAV4 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I kept noticing a rattle and had brought the car in to the dealership several times to determine cause. No one could find the rattle. Finally, the service adviser rode with me, heard the noise, and had it fixed"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The dashboard and interior trim around the rear passenger door squeak fairly loudly at low speed (20 - 30 mph)"

Bridget T., TX (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"I can't find the source of the rattles"

Dana C., MI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car rides rougy"

Anonymous, WV (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Exhaust system rattles a little bit more. Dealer inspection shows nothing wrong with car on last oil change"

Song-Yan G., WA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear sqeek turned out to be some bushings and tie rods for most part. Got better but not completely silenced. Work performed by Toyota dealer. One part based on a recall/safety work"

Gabor A., RI (2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

"windows rattle, loose"

Anonymous, IN (2007 Toyota RAV4 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"persistent rattle from unknown location. very annoying"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Exterior sidewall rattle in the back of the passenger side front tire well. Repair techs unable to locate the rattle"

Anonymous, NV (2007 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattling behind dash board on passenger side when traveling over rough roads. Especially annoying on a long trip"