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The RAV4 is a well-rounded package, combining good all-around performance with a comfortable ride and agile handling. Its engine gets impressive fuel economy and an optional third-row bench was offered to bring seating to seven in a pinch. Cabin furnishings include straightforward controls, a roomy rear seat, and generous cargo space (with the tiny third row folded).
Alerts
There are 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph (sec.) 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A 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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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A 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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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available; standard from 2004. ESC standard from 2004. Side and head protection air bags available from 2004, standard from 2007.
Road Test

The RAV4 is a well-rounded package, combining good all-around performance with a comfortable ride and agile handling. Its engine gets impressive fuel economy and an optional third-row bench was offered to bring seating to seven in a pinch. Cabin furnishings include straightforward controls, a roomy rear seat, and generous cargo space (with the tiny third row folded). Some people will wish the front seats were more supportive. The right-hinged rear gate requires a good deal of swing-out room.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 (179 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (269 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2012 Toyota RAV4 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

“It was recalled for brake problem. The brakes often didn't engage properly”

Anonymous, OH (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited Unsure)

“there was a recall to repair the ABS system. I didn't personally have any problem”

Anonymous, NB (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Recall”

Anonymous, KS (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Have been to the dealer twice for service and to get a brake recall taken care of but they have only excuses. They continue to send recall notices but when I try to make appointment they put appointments so far into the future they are ridiculous and”

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)
Calipers

“One caliper was seizing so this wore the brakes unevenly”

Anonymous, MN (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“seized rear calipers- retracted and pad replaced”

A O., ON (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Caliper stuck wearing prematurely brake pads and rotors”

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Excessive pad wear caused by frozen caliper slide. When I disassembled it, I found it had never been greased at the factory. I was able to refurbish it myself when I replaced the pads and turned the rotors”

Ralph M., WA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Rear Calipers stick when vehicle is cold and backing up”

Jeffrey S., CO (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Master cylinder

“pedal fades and moves down at stop. Dealer says it's behavior is consistent with design”

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Needed to be replaced. Brakes were going to floor intermittently when stopped or idled”

Anonymous, HI (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“lots of pressure on peddle to stop”

Stephen B., AB (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

“Never used but had to replace due to "lack of use" and rust?”

Anonymous, VT (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base Unsure)
Premature brake wear

“Brakes seem to be too small for the vehicle therefore wear much more quickly than expected”

Anonymous, PA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“At 40000 miles, the break pads had to be replaced”

Anonymous, NC (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced brake pads in less than a year and under 12,000 miles”

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brake pads wore very quickly from one service to the next. I always downshift the automatic when coming to stop to slow down pad wear. Rotors had to be cleaned and resurfaced. Frustrating”

Anonymous, MA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“had to replace the rear brakes at around 30,000 miles”

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“(Premature wear caused by frozen caliper,discussed in previous comment.)”

Ralph M., WA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Dealer sold it me with bad brakes - another mechanic mention it had 35-40% left when inspected 1 week after purchase”

Anonymous, GA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Last car service dealer said rear brake pads were 2/3 of life used and needs replacement soon. My Mazda has 26000 miles and not even half of the pads are used yet”

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Brakes would intermittently sound like they were grinding when coming to a stop. Had brakes checked at dealer plus a national chain and both said nothing wrong with brakes and pads were good. After reading some blogs, found out other Rav4 owners were”

Luis C., TX (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Had to replace original brakes at 31500 miles Estimate”

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“The discs on the front of the car wore very quickly - were replaced under warranty”

Anonymous, FL (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Premature brake wear occurred because of sticky calipers. Rust on the rotor and brake linings caused inefficient braking”

Anonymous, NC (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“front brakes were squeekig, had a gravely crunching sound and were just last week replaced and resurfaced”

Raymond L., CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“speaks for itself”

Keith S., MA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

“Had to replace rotors, callipers, pads”

Anonymous, ON (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“we changed the brakes at least twice at the dealer and last visit it needed rotor resurfacing”

Anonymous, CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“This was the second RAV-4 that needed brake repair in less than 25000 miles”

Anonymous, NH (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“at 48,000 km service - 80% break wear front”

Anonymous, NS (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Brakes had to be redone at 30,000 miles I drive carefully and live on the flat”

Anonymous, BC (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“I had to replace the brakes twice since 2012”

Jean L., QC (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Within 30000 miles of purchasing I needed all new rotors and pads”

Antonio I., NJ (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

“Worn out on back - replaced”

A O., ON (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“The brake rotors on this car seemingly get rusty overnight. This is an ongoing problem with this car. The rotors are almost always making a rough grinding sound because of rust”

Anonymous, NH (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Again, while I was in for a new battery, I was informed that one rear rotor and one front rotor needed to be replaced. And you never just replace just one...so all had to be replaced. If I remember correctly, my mileage was near 35, 000 miles. Again, way to soon to need replacement”

Julia D., CO (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rotors rusted out and had to be replaced. This happens about every three years”

Anonymous, MA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Front brake pads were worn close to the metal back plate, but not through the pad. Correction was to turn front rotors, then replace pads with new OEM pads. Rear pads were not worn much (10/32"). No action taken on rear brakes. Had brake fluid flushes as a preventive maintenance”

Leroy B., CO (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“I believe the rotors were replaced when I took the vehicle in to address the grinding/pulsing issue”

Anonymous, ON (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“As I sad it needed resurfacing”

Anonymous, CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“rotors warped”

Antonio I., NJ (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

“The brakes exhibit a grinding noise almost constantly”

Anonymous, PA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Loud grinding noise from brakes only at low speeds. Very annoying. New brakes and rotors fixed problem even though orginal brakes were not worn out”

Kurt C., NM (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

“Brakes were making noises & emergency brake didn't hold-Car would lurch after setting the brake if I was on an incline. The maint. person said the brakes needed to be cleaned. We live on a dirt rd. this never happened to our other cars”

Anonymous, VT (2012 Toyota RAV4 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Ther is a constant 'dragging' sound in the rear brakes which the dealer blames on moisture in the air where we live. (???)”

Anonymous, FL (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“At about 60000 miles brakes suddenly began squealing and grinding when used. Is not constant, but most of the time below 30-40 mph speeds. Have not yet had time to take it in for inspection. Has not seemed to affect performance so far”

Anonymous, CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Brake dust from brake wear.Need to hose out calipers once a week to make noise go away. Rav4 needs a bigger or better brake”

Anonymous, OH (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“when i start out in am tey make noise when going and stopping”

Robert R., MI (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes make noise when wet in car wash or after rain”

Anonymous, NC (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

“When my car was a little over a year old, I began experiencing a really odd noise/response under certain braking circumstances which I cannot specifically define. I believe it was mostly a slow but hard braking situation. It felt like the car may n”

Anonymous, CO (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Brakes grind for about a half an hour when first driven. Also I was not able to drive my car for several months in 2014 and as a result the brakes had to be cleaned and rust removed before vehicle was safe to drive”

Anonymous, ON (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Breaks squeak when stopping. Had them checked twice by dealer and pads replaced by independent garage. Breaks still squeak when stopping. Not dangerous but certainly annoying”

Shawn C., RI (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

“Pads worn down - calipers needed adjustments”

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“I thought the front brakes should have lasted longer than 24,000 miles”

John B., CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

“spongy brake response. replaced pads and rotars”

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“At about 50000 miles, I had to replace the front brakes and pads”

Pat R., CO (2012 Toyota RAV4 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“1st 30,000 miles new brakes, 2nd set lasted only 15,000 miles--no explanation from car dealer!”

Anonymous, CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

“Brakes worn down by so many miles”

Anonymous, NC (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport Unsure)

“not sure if this was brake failure or electronic communication failure. Car accelerated when brake was applied”

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

“The rear camera broke and it was in the shop for five days. The reason being mis diagnosis and parts availability”

John S., IL (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The camera does not work and reportedly is an 800 fix for the wiring or system error of other origin. We have yet to repair it over the past 3 years”

Jeffrey R., PA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Suddenly lost function no reason”

Anonymous, WI (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“repaired rear wiper (recall) ,got a blue screen a week later ,put over $100 to fix at dealer ,no luck ,not covered under warrenty”

Barb P., OH (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“A few weeks after purchasing the car the backup display started showing static for a few seconds before clearing up. I pointed it out when I brought it in to have the locking problem looked at and was told that's the way backup cameras look. A few weeks later the backup display would show an image one time out of ten and the rest of the time it was a blank blue image. By two months the screen only shows blue - never an image. I never found this RAV4's backup camera to be in a useful position, b”

Mueller J., NJ (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Tire pressure sensor has failed. Light always on, even though the tires are properly inflated”

Charles A., GA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The backup camera has suddenly gone on the blink and produces a "blue screen" about half the time”

Scott G., VT (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

“On a sunny day I can't see the display screen. I installed a sun shield which was of little help”

John S., IL (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Poor angle of the screen, late afternoon sun glare makes the screen nearly impossible to read for GPS maps and directions. I used to own a 2007 BMW with an excellent screen design. So it is very frustrating that Toyota can not get simple this right”

Ronald S., PA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“in broad daylight you can't see the nav screen”

Reece T., CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Radio/CD player was replaced under warranty. Display screen on stereo ws starting to fade”

Robert A., NC (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“USB charging does not work”

Anonymous, CO (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“This the forth (new/dealer/factory ???) installed navigation. No reason given as cause of failures”

Paul C., MA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“system freezes, misdirects and updates are very expensive when available”

Reece T., CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“loss of voice for commands, radio, entire--antenna problems”

Charlotte W., TX (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“I was always being sent to incorrect addresses and told to turn where I could not. They applied a fix and it now works most of the time”

Tom H., WA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Horrible navigation system! Not intuitive at all. Requires layers and layers of input to execute simple commands. Often not quick enough with instructions. Screen layout for entering commands is terrible. Gave up and now use iPhone for directions whe”

Anonymous, CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Touch screen stopped working. Cost $500 to repair”

Anonymous, ON (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“The full factory in dash Navigation /radio ect.. froze/ failed and had to be replaced at the ~15000 mile mark”

Anonymous, MA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“Pairing phone and blue tooth. voice recognition”

William M., UT (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The Bluetooth pairing function on the sound system has quit working, making the hands-free mode unusable. Because this is built into the sound system, I will have to replace the entire radio/CD sound system to repair it. This will cost around $700”

Anonymous, ID (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Factory installed Bluetooth system periodically disconnects for no reason”

Anonymous, MD (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Phone paring drops at times. Have to re sync. Has happened about 5 times”

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“We cannot pair a brand new smartphone because the RAV firmware is not up to date. The dealer wants to charge us $150 to install the latest version. Even when the car was brand new they were not able to get the address book or voice dialing to work”

David G., OH (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Consistent problems pairing any device with the system”

Anonymous, CO (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

“would not hold the pairing”

Anonymous, FL (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Difficult to pair even for dealer”

Robert R., MT (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Random issues with BlueTooth not pairing with phone or dropping out”

John M., TX (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Radio

“Stopped working, then only plays on 2 channels. Incorrect display, CD inop”

Anonymous, TX (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“I have already had my radio replaced because it would just randomly change stations. Now, the radio goes from FM to Bluetooth on its own, but my iPhone music doesn't play. It's annoying”

Marie H., WA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“ultimately became part of a recall - replaced”

Anonymous, WA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“The power button on the radio stopped working. You could turn the knob to adjust the volume, but pushing the power button didn't turn off the radio. The radio was stuck in the on position, and I had to turn the volume all the way down whenever I wa”

Rebecca D., KS (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Kept freezing so radio and gps could not be used. Went twice under warranty. They replaced the unit twice under warranty”

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Touch screen quit responding. Head unit was replaced under warranty. Did have problem with Sirius XM getting account transferred”

Anonymous, IL (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Touch screen failure. Continuing problems with touch screen even after replacement under warranty”

G Y., PA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“I COULDN'T CHANGE RADIO CHANNELS. UNIT WAS FROZEN. AFTER A WHILE IT WOULD CHANGE STATIONS”

Anonymous, ON (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“All failed”

Anonymous, MA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Speakers

“Really bad factory (original) speakers; I eventually replaced them at an audio shop with Focal speakers”

Anonymous, CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

“Intermittently doesn't work. Toyota dealer won't fix it because it usually works when they see it”

Donald S., WA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

“The dealer was never able to get the address book or voice dialing working. Now they tell us the RAV firmware is out of date, and they want to charge us $150 to install the latest version, even though there is still no guarantee that it will work”

David G., OH (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Accuracy of voice recognition is dismal. Makes the system worthless”

G Y., PA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Wrong responses to voice commands. There is no where in this survey to say this is a RAV4 EV. Or to report serious issue with not being able to shut off engine”

Pat W., CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited Unsure)

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

“Moon roof leaked and water ran down inside panel near driver's side, shorting out electrical system on dash. Cost to repair approximately $400. Corrosion on electrical parts due to leaks means we have to watch the panel carefully. Car was parked outside during a long, rainy winter”

Linda H., OR (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Improper replacement of the windshield caused water leaks”

Anonymous, MB (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“unable to open windows going faster than 40mph without cabin pressure pulsating and hurting my eardrums”

Jeff S., CO (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Leaking from damaged seal”

Ellen S., ON (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“I hear squeaks , loud road noise and wind noise. For a $30,000 vehicle I should hear nothing. Plus the suspension should be much better again at that sticker price”

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Moon roof leaks when you go through a high pressure car wash”

Anonymous, ON (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“It is very noisy with the wind noise and an unidentified squeak coming from the dash area”

Anonymous, NV (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“There is a rattle that appears to come from the moon roof. Particularly annoying when driving on rougher roads. I have brought this to the attention of the service advisor at the Toyota dealership, but due to the expected cost, have decided not to proceed with the repair”

Anonymous, ON (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Vehicle has developed continuous squeaks, rattles from door trim and headliner in the past year. Surprised at this occurring. 11 year old Honda is quieter than the five year old RAV4. Honda has no squeaks or rattles”

Anonymous, KY (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“There is a loud rattle under the dash near the passenger-side airbag. This rattle can even be heard by slamming a front door closed. The problem was first noticed a month after the warranty ran out and Toyota insisted that we had to pay $80/hr for diagnostic charge before it could be found whether the factory warranty would cover it. We've learned to live with it but I'm determined to fix it myself some day”

Anonymous, CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

“Door weather seals not tight”

Jeff S., CO (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“I hear squeak while driving”

Anonymous, CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Seems to have creaking or rattling in dash, glove box and driver side steering area”

Anonymous, WA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Do better sound proofing on smaller Suvs”

Anonymous, GA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rattle Unable to tell where its coming from”

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota RAV4 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Tire Jack when stored can squeak when going over bumps if not properly secured in its holder”

Anonymous, IA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rattles seem to be coming from both front doors. The colder the temperature, the worse the rattles”

Anonymous, AL (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Extremely loud on certain roads. If I have someone on the Bluetooth phone they will ask about the noise”

Anonymous, TX (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Rear cargo door squeaked had to have lubricant applied to gasket”

Anonymous, NH (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“rattling sound under car dealer cannot determine source”

Anonymous, FL (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rattle in the dashboard”

R F., OH (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Back seat squeaked until I took it in for service and they greased the springs in the seat”

Debra M., WI (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Interior trim rattles under certain pavement conditions”

Anonymous, AL (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“When shifting speed, the arm make squeaks, whent 3 times fpr this at dealer and problem is not solve yet. Also, dealer replace the back door hatch because i got difficulty to keep this door close. Last point, it often smell refrigerant in the car”

Jean B., QC (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

“Back door latch squeaks. Have to occasionally put tape around the post to stop it”

Paul L., MN (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

“The Rave is noise above 45/50 MPH”

Paul C., MA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Since the car was purchased. Very noisy”

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Just to noisy”

Anonymous, NM (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

“loud noise inside cab when driving on windy days”

Marek W., CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“I hear squeaks , loud road noise and wind noise. For a $30,000 vehicle I should hear nothing. Plus the suspension should be much better again at that sticker price”

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Very noisey vehicle. I hear the tires on the pavement constantly”

Jeffrey S., CO (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“lots of wind noise when driving even in town”

Anonymous, TX (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Wind and road noise at high speeds is very bad”

Anonymous, OR (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Wind noise at all but lowest speed”

Anonymous, VA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Headliner resonates when any Windows are opened while the sunroof is also opened”

Anonymous, FL (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Gauges

“They all went on”

Anonymous, CO (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

“Within a week after purchase the driver door started to sporadicly not lock or unlock. Took it back to the dealer and it behaved just fine. A few days it once again began to primarily not unlock. Returned to the dealer and it behaved fine - they could not find anything wrong. Through most of the winter there was a 25% chance that I'd have to use the physical key (once I found out where it is hiding) to unlock or lock the doors. Every time I take it in for checkup or oil change I report the probl”

Mueller J., NJ (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Battery for keyless entry had to be replaced - automatic ignition would not start”

Anonymous, CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“I had car completely without electricity over 5 times. Toyota worked on it and came back to tell me they found a problem. After they were done they told me they did not find a problem, but it is fixed. Keyless entry did not work many times”

Tom H., WA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Keys lose battery power within 1 week”

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota RAV4 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Remote engine starter

“On 3 occasions it would not start. The First time we were towed to the dealer and new battery installed. But because it could not be jump started this was not the problem. Since then twice more this happened. It must be the switch on the footbrake but this checked out ok. Another problem: the backup mirror freezes up in cold weather”

Anonymous A., ON (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Keeps coming on for no clear reason despite tires being at proper pressure”

Andrew W., TX (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

“indicated problem on spare very often”

Anonymous, FL (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Keeps switching on even though there is no tire problem”

Anonymous, LA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“stays on all the time”

Anonymous, TX (2012 Toyota RAV4 Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“I've had a couple of warnings about low pressure on tire/s. Took it to dealer and said that some sensor failed causing the warning”

Jorge F., FL (2012 Toyota RAV4 Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“There isn't one!”

Anonymous, BC (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“every rav 4 i have had has tire pressure monitor issues always”

Anonymous, CT (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“They all went on when only one part the emissions system failed”

Anonymous, CO (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

“warning light illuminate frequently”

Anonymous, CT (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

“Recall item”

Anonymous, WA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“a Recall made us change the wipers and they were changed but not put back properly and have not been fixed correctly since”

Anonymous, LA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
12V power plug

“The front power plug simply does not work”

Andrew W., TX (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

“The dash lights behind the fan control knob stopped working. The dealer replaced them for free stating that it was under warranty”

Anonymous, VA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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

“rear wheels always shows up as out of alignment anywhere other than a Toyota shop. There is not enough adjustment range to get them back in spec. Toyota says it is only slightly out and will not cover any repairs!”

Joey V., TN (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear end was out of alinement at 30000 miles”

Anonymous, NH (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Pulled to the left on the Highway”

Anonymous, ON (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace both front wheel bearings”

Anonymous, IL (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“leaked”

Anonymous, WA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Shocks were leaking. Had to have them replaced”

D K., AZ (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

“Mechanic recommended replacement”

Glenn D., MB (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Rear drivers side shock failure”

Michelle L., MI (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Warranty repair”

Anonymous, NH (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“both rear shocks were replaced because they were leaking”

William H., CO (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“replaced right rear shock absorber”

Anonymous, ON (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

“Replaced a rear bearing $400.00”

James V., NY (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

“My son hit a pothole and damaged the wheel bearings and ball joint”

Anonymous, MD (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced them at 85000 miles. It cost $1100”

Antoine H., AZ (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“Pot hole required maintenance; plus alignment”

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

“Loose running boards”

Alistair J., SK (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

“The front bumper keeps popping out on the passenger side”

Anonymous, TX (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Trim installed at timeof purchase has come loose at ends. You cannot purchase only one side molding they come as a set. I feel the dealership should replace at their cost but they insist that it is my problem”

Anonymous, AB (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Loose window trim on 1 window. 1 Loose mud flap”

Anonymous, VA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Some sort of cover was put on before I bought it used and it started cracking and dropping off within a couple of months”

Anonymous, CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base Unsure)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Trim paint flakeing”

Anonymous, CO (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Professional at a local professional, Toyota endorsed body shop said the large area of pealing paint on the roof was a symptom of "delamination," meaning the primer had failed to adhere to the metal. He indicated that this was a defect in manufacturing. Toyota was notified some time ago. Toyota rep. took photos of the damage. I have not received a response. I'm VERY UNHAPPY!”

James M., WV (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Easily scratched ie key entry scratched almost immediately. Scratches appeared for no apparent reasons”

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota RAV4 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint is fragile, thin, weak. Anything that rubs even slightly scratches paint”

Thomas H., CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“paint on rear fender was flaking off. They repainted it”

Anonymous, NH (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“The sill under the passenger door had paint chips crack and fall off, resulting in rust in those areas. The dealer denied warranty and I fixed it myself”

Norman K., NY (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Paint peeling badly on plastic panel below front bumper”

Jan G., WA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint chipping off in places that could not be blamed on rocks from other cars”

Anonymous, YT (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)
Rust

“Rust spots along door and side panels”

Anonymous, WI (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“Lights came on indicating a canister failure that had something to do with emissions. It was a $900 part not counting labor”

Cheryl B., WI (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

“fuel cap design requires more forceful tightening to prevent esc and 4x4 malfunctions as evidenced by warning lights on dashboard. when car senses vapor leak, it shuts down those safety features rendering the car not as safe as it was intended to be. same lights first came on when an oxygen sensor malfunctioned. after replacing it, lights still come on and off from time to time after a tank fill up”

Ernest P., NY (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Cable going from drivers position to locking cover over gas filler cap either broke or came loose. Had to do and emergency repair at filling station in order to fill tank with gas. Dealer repaired fuel filler door unlocking cable under warranty. Aggr”

John M., TX (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Two oxygen sensors failed and needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, NY (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Several idiot lights came on after being on the road for about 6 hours. After checking the manual and determining there was nothing requiring immediate attention and only 30 miles remaining in the journey; continued on and took the car into the dealer the next day to replace the O2 sensor”

Anonymous, SC (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“two different O2 sensors had to be replaced”

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Two sensors related to each other had to be changed very expensive”

Anonymous, ON (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5-L V6)

“as i have found to be common with my previous toyota vehicles, 1 oxygen sensor wore out prematurely after expiration of warranty coverage at an approximate repair cost of 400.00 for a 50.00 part”

Ernest P., NY (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The light stayed on on the dash. The dealer replaced the sensor. This solved the problem”

Anonymous, IL (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Check engine light”

Anonymous, GA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Check engine light came on, disabling the AWD feature, replaced 2 times within a few days, replaced 1 additional sensor which made O2 sensor fail”

Louis S., NS (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“check engine light came on, and other idiot lights. Had it repaired, then a week later light came back on. The other sensor had to be replace”

Anonymous, WI (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Upstream 02 sensor broke at 48000 miles. I was told this is very uncommon for a 3 year old vehicle”

Alyssa P., MD (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

“new replacement compressor defective difficult to track problem because problem was intermittent”

Anonymous, CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“The AC has to be recharged yearly now. Toyota says this is normal. None of my previous vehicles have ever had to be recharged this frequent”

Joey V., TN (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Compressor failed. It was covered by warranty”

Anonymous, MA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“during summer have a bad odor when using A/C. smells like mold or mildew”

Anonymous, WA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

“Extremely small leak -- Existance located just before Winter. We'll look at/for it again this summer”

Robert H., IL (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“an o-ring was leaking from a joint, but replaced and fix”

Anonymous, FL (2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Service technician detected a refrigerant leak. It has not been addressed”

Anonymous, MD (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Was permanent at the beginning, is now intermittent. Dealer never found why”

Jean B., QC (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

“The cooling system is adequate. Can not sufficiently cool vehicle on a hot day. Even our 15 year old car has a better cooling system”

Thomas H., CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Water pump

“Needed to replace water pump because of bearing noise”

Ronald S., WA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“My car is way too youn to need the water pump replaced. At least it was done under warranty. Every time I go in, they find something I need to replace”

Julia D., CO (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Started leaking and needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, IA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

“pump began to leak at 35000 miles, noted at routine oil change, replaced under factory warranty”

Anonymous, TX (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

“Had a rattle when accelerating. My mechanic said it was a problem w the torque converter and told me to take it to dealer. Dealer said I need new torque converter and transmission cost $4,009-$5.000. Called 800# and made deal to pay 1/2 price on repair. Gave me free rental car”

Marla B., NY (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Transmission developed a high pitched wine when appling gas between 40 & 50 miles an hour. Toyota Dealer could not determine the cause and as the car was still under warranty Toyota did not want the local dealer working on the transmission. Instead they replaced the transmission at no cost to me and sent the old transmission back to the factory to determine the problem”

Anonymous, SC (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Noisy final drive gear, known problem at Toyota. Dealer heard the same sound we did and volunteered to rebuild the transmission under warranty. We have no complaints”

Ralph M., WA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

“rear driveline components needed to be changed because they were causing significant noise. While covered by warranty, I considered this unusual given the low mileage (80,000 km)”

Anonymous, ON (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Traction control

“This is my second RAV4, and it says something about how much I like the car after almost dying 12 miles in to purchasing the first! None of my friends think this is "possible", given that I'm driving an Automatic (RAV4 Limited V6 at present; previously an 09 Sport). The problem is, on steep hills, the car rolls backwards if at any point it is forced to stop. And if it's a steep enough hill, pushing on the gas pedal is not sufficient to counteract the gravitational pull”

Anonymous, CO (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

“Popping noise when putting into gear or accelerating”

Elliott C., FL (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

“The door to the glove box is jammed shut and thus difficult to open. Replacement of latch component and probably whole door required”

Anonymous, BC (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

“Sunroof would not close”

Keith H., CA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“water leak”

Anonymous, OH (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

“Both rear pinion seals had to be replaced”

Terry B., NB (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

“Just happened one cold morning one of the cylinders was misfiring also threw an check engine code”

Anonymous, MN (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Transmission leaks

“Leak was expensive to repair ($450+) and felt it was abit of a robbery”

R E., ON (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Minor problem small leak noticed by dealer between transmission and engine, removed transmission to install new seal”

Alan W., ON (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Electronic ignition

“Rather frustrating to discover you've run out of batteries in your remote while you're in a parking lot 30 minutes from home. Apparently, something I did managed to prolong the starter enough for me to get home and buy A BUNCH of batteries (note: in the southern states, these batteries don't last too long in hot weather and humidity). While there is a manual option to get in the door, I'd feel much more comfortable if it were possible to start the car with a key as ewll”

Anonymous, CO (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

“Entune does not live up to Toyota's normal high quality. We have had many problems with this system. Dealer has upgraded the software but still have issues. Lock ups, reboots, screen glare, poor screen colors, new issue with iPhone syncing. It can be”

Ronald S., PA (2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

“The engine broke down on a freeway and had to be totally replaced”

Cheryl B., WI (2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
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