The 2013 RAV4 redesign eliminated the awkward side-hinged rear gate and replaced it with a more convenient top-hinged hatch. The spare tire was also moved off the rear gate to reside in a well beneath the cargo floor, which was previously occupied by the discontinued optional third-row seat.
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There are 6 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 2014 Toyota RAV4 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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 grids disappeared. This happened a few years ago. I took it in to dealership and they did not know how to fix it. I searched the internet for suggestions. Still no grids."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The backup camera screen is often washed out by strong sunlight and is useless under these circumstances."

Barbara K., NJ (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"It just kept playing the CD over and over and over. Could not eject, could not turn off. Completely unresponsive"

Keith M., MI (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"See previous comment."

Diana P., IL (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"CD got stuck in player - had to replace entire unit which included the GPS - I had to re-program everything when Toyota put the new system in. Pain in the butt."

Anonymous, TN (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"Contrast on backup camera is terrible. Very difficult to see in sunlight"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"not visible in daylight"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"in bright daylight the backup camera is unviewable . the brightness or contrast adjustments do not help"

K B., WA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Speedometer difficult to r,dad and not accurate-- significant Other -- display for odometer& temp is very poor c of pared to any other rental car I have been in Nav display has too small a font to read at a glance Back up camera isn't as goo"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"When driving during the day, the sun glares on the screen making it impossible to read. I need to lean over and cup my hand around the display to block the sun. I don't feel this is very safe driving, especially when driving in an unfamiliar area"

Anonymous, MN (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"Replaced under warrenty coverage"

Stephen W., NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The bottom half of my touch screen no longer works. I can't answer calls with it or change functions on the system, some of the functions to the radio and CD player can no longer be accessed from the touch screen. This seems to be a too common problem according to the service tech and Toyota does not stand behind it. The repair is overly expensive to fix."

Francis W., FL (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Does not respond to voice or manual operations"

Diana G., OH (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"System appeared to go into a system-level or root-level re-boot. Constantly cycling a boot up screen that was not part of a normal operating re-start. System would not come back online, as system re-boot appeared to consistently fail"

Steven B., CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The display module went into an endless update loop which came on every time I drove the car for approximately two weeks. Issue finally resolved by Toyota dealer by ordering and installing a new command module."

Wayne G., KY (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Navigation and audio system crashed. Screen froze and none of the screen, navigation, or audio was operable. I researched this, and found it happened to other Toyota owners. I worked with Toyota directly and we came to a fair and reasonable solution -- they paid for a refurbished system, and I paid the dealer for their labor."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio would "reboot" the operating system most times when the engine was started. This would take several minutes to complete before operating normally"

Keith P., MA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Screen option sometime missing"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The display screen freezes and I cannot control the volume setting and I cannot change channels or turn it off unless I turn off the entire engine"

Anonymous, AL (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"Screen went blank. I brought it to the Toyota dealer and they determined the system had failed. The only solution was to replace the entire system which would have cost at least $1,200. I bought an aftermarket system for about half the price."

Philip H., NJ (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Screen is completely off, no radio, phone, period. Only think that works is backup camera"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Display screen stopped working. Had to be replaced. $1500 controls radio, gps, cd player, phone pairing."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"entune system keeps rebooting since a year ago, has not worked at all"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"When it went blank everything related to the entune system stopped working. Replaced with a reconditioned unit and installed by Toyota. $1200.00"

Anonymous, IA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"System went blank. Therefore radio, gps, etc would not work. Replaced entire unit."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"3 months after warrenty expired the complete infotainment system went out, except for the back up camera. $1100 to replace. Toyota was aware of the issues, but unwilling to replace."

Anonymous, ID (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I start the car and anything from the camera to the radio does not work. Have to shut it off and restart it then it works fine. Toyota is working on it. Intermittent problem"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"The touch screen calibration is off entirely and the best they can do for us is to replace it for thousands of dollars. This leaves the functionality of the radio and other features extremely limited."

Megan M., CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Link between my iPod and radio gets lost. Also, the tone settings go back to a neutral setting all by themselves occasionally- this is very annoying"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Toyota's Entune system is garbage. A phone can't be connected with the system unless the car is in Park, but the display doesn't explain that. This makes driving *less* safe as the driver fruitlessly attempts to connect the phone, and I guess Toyota assumes no one has a passenger to undertake the task, and it's safer to pull over into the emergency lane on the freeway to put the car in Park."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The Bluetooth connection for music has not worked for many years. Pairing is always an issue. Decided to use dedicated cord rather than try anything else."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Periodically, devices (my phone and other phones) will not pair over Bluetooth. Attempts to fix the issue: Reboot phone, Restart the car, delete and then reconnect the phone to the car's Bluetooth. I think this is related to the car's BT as it happens with several different types of phones (all of these issues are with Apple phones - we have no other brand.)"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"MP3 player frequently stops and can not be restarted untill after another MP3 is played. The player also freezes my iPOD player requiring a system restart to the iPod. These MP3s play without issue on all my current and past car audio systems. Toyota"

Mike F., NJ (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Hardware replacement

"Replaced Complete unit with after market Unit. Original died right after warranty."

Anonymous, ID (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio, cd player, and phone would not work. Unit had to be replaced."

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The Entune System started to reset and wouldn't stop resetting. Toyota Customer Support worked with me on a replacement."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Unit went in to a constant reboot in 2017 and was unrepairable. Spent 2000 dollars for the dealer to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The entire entertainment/navigation system died. The only thing that works is the screen still allows the backup camera View to be visible. The screen looks like a computer screen trying to reboot unless I am backing up. I took it to the dealer and they said the unit was dead. They offered to put in a new one for $1400.00. I am waiting till the economy reopens to find a cheaper one at CarToys or somewhere similar. My car is 6 years old and I certainly didn't expect the entertainment/navigation system to go out. The car itself is great."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio stopped working completely. Would just go into continual cycle of rebooting. I believe the backup camera still worked though. Replaced with aftermarket with Apple car play. Apparently this is a relatively common issue with Toyota radios in general"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"At approximately 80K miles the infotainment system completely failed. I had purchased the extended warranty which covered the purchase of a new unit at no charge (over $3000)."

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"did not get us to the destination. Wrong turns"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Doesn't understand voice commands. Takes me on a round about route to get to the destination."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The entire unit died and had to be replaced. Expensive and not covered by dealer."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Have discovered lots of incomplete info, addresses for streets, homes built years ago that don't show up. Had a system update and problem continues"

Anonymous, LA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The maps are terrible. Outdated and incorrect. Toyota should recall and replace all the maps"

Henry S., VA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Maps are wrong, misleading and dangerous. The map fabricates U turns because of inherent inaccuracies"

Henry S., VA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes goes into "maintenance" mode and is unusable. A free firmware update may have fixed it mostly but I did see it for a few minutes recently"

W H., OH (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"This is ann extremely disappointing GPS system that is VERY user "UNfriendly". for FYI I am very familiar with computers and technology which I have used professionally. This GPS has no override when it does not "know" an address and I have had at least 2 experiences where the GPS could not find an address that I was trying to input. I have given up on this GPS and now only use WAZE or Google when I need a GPS. It is clumsy, awkward, and difficult - hard to believe it is coming from a Japanese"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"nav system is terrible"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"not always accurate. not always able to locate destination"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Occasionally non-responsive. Also, Toyota dealer wanted $250 to update GPS maps. I could buy a first-rate GPS device with lifetime map updates for far less money. What a rip-off!"

Linda M., PA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Does not work properly."

Anonymous, MO (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The system is garbage. I'm amazed that Toyota would even sell it! Fails to find an address. Requires complete detail input to work at all. My phone is far superior to this expensive system."

Terry C., WA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Neither I nor the dealer could make the map change to black background for night time driving making an unsafe glare when using GPS at night"

R M., AR (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The entire in-dash console had to be replaced, the GPS failed (it had me driving through Lake Erie). Toyota required that the dealer replace parts incrementally, in order of increasing cost. So it took 5 service calls before the entire unit was repla"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"GPS indicated wrong location. They reset it a few times then finally replaced the unit with a new one"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"not giving the right location"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Nav Head Unit replaced"

Anonymous, KY (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Does not recognize addresses I know to be correct from five years ago, some from 25+ years ago. Makes me wonder about others it doesn't recognize"

Anonymous, LA (2014 Toyota RAV4 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The screen contrast between the background and street boundary outlines is small and difficult to see. Changing contrast is not available"

Keith P., OR (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Would not work correctly -- kept showing us at the wrong location. Toyota fixed the problem by replacing the unit"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"The blue tooth connection will inexplicably disconnect and reconnecting is a process that is time consuming - not something easily done in the middle of a road trip!"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Periodically, devices (my phone and other phones) will not pair over Bluetooth. Attempts to fix the issue: Reboot phone, Restart the car, delete and then reconnect the phone to the car's Bluetooth. I think this is related to the car's BT as it happens with several different types of phones (all of these issues are with Apple phones - we have no other brand.)"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The Entune system's flaws are built-in, so not intermittent, and not resolvable. The system controls the paired phone with voice commands, but the lag time is so great that it becomes essentially unusable."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Our replacement Smsung J-3 phone is not recognized at times ."

Gary C., ON (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Audio system completely replaced. Blue tooth still does not work correctly."

Joseph Y., NC (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It takes an excessive amount of time for the system to respond"

James H., WA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Cell phone connects and disconnects at will. Never can tell when it is going to happen"

Anonymous, AL (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The system says the phone is not connected to the blue tooth and I have to program it again"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The bluetooth system is flaky and drops connection often"

Keith P., OR (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"When entering car and phone became connected, it would make radio and all etune system inoperable"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It comes and off without warning"

Anonymous, AL (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"terrible audio quality using phone via bluetooth"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Toyota RAV4 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"The radio no longer beeps when changing channels."

Scott M., NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Total unit stopped working. Replacement was over $1200; Toyota did cover about $500 of it, but how often does a radio/cd player used by an old lady die??? It was obviously a defective product and I thought Toyotashould have replaced it."

Diana P., IL (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio quit working. Toyota's answer was to replace it for $1200 to $1500. bought a Pioneer from local car radio dealer."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Same as GPS all one unit."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It totally quit working but was fixed by a firmware update by the dealer, no cost"

W H., OH (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes the radio won't turn on when I try the car. manually turning it off and on don't seem to help. This problem is intermittent. I do leave the radio on when I turn the car off"

Charles C., FL (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio constantly was rebooting and flashing and we could not use it at all. Poor quality!!!!! The rest of the Rav is superior"

Jerry B., GA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"This car is a disaster Radio broke after 2.5 years Out of warrantee by 2000 miles Cost 4000 to replace with new radio"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio trouble from purchase date for 8 months or so before the radioi was replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"same as previous, it took Toyota 4 months to get me a new entertainment system"

Gene K., VT (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio completely stopped working"

Katherine F., CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"radio kept rebooting had to be replaced"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The sound needed adjustment. The radio would just click into less streaming instead of the way it was supposed to be. The gentleman just added something and it was fixed although he didn't see any problems with it."

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota RAV4 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"NO radio at all."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"xm radio does not always appear as an option when car is started"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"All of a sudden the radio and navigation system stopped working. the system froze and dealership where bought unable to reboot the radio and navigation system. Charged $50 for this service. Solution was to install new Radio. Navigation unit at a cost of $1100. Out of warranty had to pay myself. Contacted Toyota Corp. they agreed to reimburse 1/2 of cost. I agreed. Only problem I have had with this vehicle."

Bill D., NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It stopped working altogether and bought an aftermarket radio w Bluetooth, etc, to replace it"

Leanne S., TX (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio completely failed for no apparent reason. Entire audio suite had to be replaced to correct the problem. CD player & blue-tooth also failed."

Joseph Y., NC (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio display lower area touch screen stopped working. Toyota indicated possibly our of alignment and they replaced it for me, sharing the cost of refurbished one and labor. Then had issues with new unit getting the XM radio to link up with my subscription. Which was resolved after them talking to main toyota techs."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It's an Entune system. It went into a permanent reboot mode. Dealer says it is due to an internal fault, and that the system needs to be replaces. Quite expensive. I understand that this is a rather widespread issue with this Entune system in RAV4's."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio became inoperative once phone was connected via Bluetooth"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio comes on at random times and loses its content source unexectedly. It came on once and I almost ran into something because it startled me. Dealer hasn't found the cause yet"

Raymond L., NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio still takes time to boot up the voice commands. It took me 10 months to get "Toyota Experience" to got the updates and then find someone with experience to install them. Very poor R and D. Not thought out very well"

William H., CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"XM Radio was not turning on all the time"

Terence M., FL (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"Only works 4 minutes after starting engine."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Voice control commands not working at all. Repaired under extended tech warranty"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rarely understands the command unless I am parked. I can never use the voice commands when I am driving which is why I bought a car with the capability to do so."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It takes 5 or so minutes before the voice command will boot up an engine start"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Does not corectly respond to voice comands. Does not call correct people"

Diana G., OH (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Does not understand what I say when motor into running . Gives me wrong responses"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Basically don't work."

Terry C., WA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The voice recognition system misunderstands my voice commands and responds incorrectly"

James H., WA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"System lacks the ability to easily understand clearly spoken commands. Making a phone a call can often take two and sometimes three attempts"

Mike F., NJ (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It does not understand my commands. I am not able to use it"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had radio unit replaced under warranty. Also had new unit updated with new software"

Annette S., FL (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Voice commands would not boot up. Had to have 4 updates to the entire radio to fix the problem"

William H., CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Voice control for phone is super slow and frustrating inaccurate"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Voice recognition system was not working, however on first oil change the dealer did a software upgrade which has corrected the problem"

Greg S., TN (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Voice command system did not implement commands"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The voice control does not work and the dealer cannot make it work"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Find Carl's jr, it' says can not find motel 6"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"ABS locked the wheels, requiring a computer reset/reboot at the dealer"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"my mechanic told me my rear brakes were locked up and he had to break them free and now they are working. no parts needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Squealing sound was fixed by replacing calipers"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"I noticed about a month ago that I was pushing the brake pedal further in when sitting at a stop. The car would inch forward and I would press harder. It got to the point that I had to move my seat forward. The dealership fixed it immediately"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"New brake pads all around and resurfacing front rotors was expensive ($1000), but probably not unusual for 100,000 miles."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I feel brake wear was too soon. But I do live on dirt roads and mud season may contribute as rotors need to be replaced."

Ernest F., VT (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"front brake pads"

L T., AL (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"After 27000 miles had to replace brake pads"

Eric M., CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake wear was pointed out during routine maintenance. I had them fixed at the dealer while i was there. I experienced no change in how the car slowed or stopped."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal Wear Brake Pads"

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Inspection revealed brake linings were worn and needed to be replaced"

Marcia M., PA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"same comments as with the 2016 Highlander"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"brake pads did not as long as I think theyshould have"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Toyota RAV4 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"brake pads worn out within 12000 miles"

William M., CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed new front & rear brakes at 22000 miles which I thought was a bit early"

Mati K., CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Worn break pads at 29,000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes go out very very early lasting around 15 - 20,000 miles only."

Linda H., NV (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"Squeaky"

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota RAV4 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"warped rotors"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"Brakes worn. Started this year. Replaced front brakes this year before COVID, will need to replace rear."

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota RAV4 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed new brakes. Car vibrated and squeaked. When applied brakes"

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota RAV4 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced front brakes due to normal wear (in January, I think)"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota RAV4 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"I had to replace rotors ...damaged by driving on worn out pads"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Toyota RAV4 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors became warped"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"All 4 rotors severely rusted/deteriorated causing grinding when brakes were applied. I needed a 4 wheel brake job."

Barbara K., NJ (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"one wheel rotor rusts very quickly and makes a noise while first driving. Dealer resurfaced rotor and it did not fix the problem. will ask for a new rotor at 10,000 service"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Occasional squeaking when I put the car in reverse."

Jean H., AL (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"We bought the car used. It had extensive brake wear. Dealer represented it was due to car sitting in lot, resulting in rust. Insisted that car be "certified". Firestone inspection showed excessive wear. Dealer replaced brakes. No further problem"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Have consulted with the dealer twice about this. Others have the same problem. Am told we don't drive it enough. They spray it with something that only helps for a week or so"

Thomas A., IA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Installed new rotors and pads."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaking sound was fixed by replacing calipers"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes Squeak after rains or snows conditions"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Squealing started the morning after purchase and continued until brakes and rotors were replaced"

Quentin J., NC (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-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

"Quite surprised to feel outside air leaking into the passenger cab"

Greg P., MD (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Leaks around sunroof that kept being a problem because AutoNation Toyota in Lithia Springs, GA did not fix 2x, as I thought they had. Therefore. ended up twice having to get cfloor and other disinfected, and pad and carpet replaced. They paid for part of it the last time."

Thompson K., GA (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Incomplete seal, get small very slow drip inside passenger cabin. When open the door, a coupld of times got a small stream of water."

Anonymous, MO (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Snow accumulates on INSIDE door panels"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Front doors dirt, mud and ice form on the bottom inside of doors"

L W., NJ (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It appears that when Toyota redesigned the RAV4 and put the tire under the cargo area instead of outside on the rear door, they did not do anything to deal with road and wind noise in the cargo area. There is a tremendous amount of noise that comes"

Chris K., CO (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"sounds as if internal components are coming loose and rattle and clunk loudly"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Glove compartment kept getting stuck and rattled a lot. They finally fixed the door"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It sounds as if it's falling apart. Body panels or interior mechanisms, not sure. It has been an ongoing issue which I brought to Toyota's attention while under warranty, which they said they found nothing, and now that it is out of warranty, they want $100 an hour to look at it some more!!!"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"rattle in the glove box? road noise on highway"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeak inside the dashboard. Somewhat dependent on temperature and humidity outside."

Anonymous, CT (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"A part of the brake assembly was upside down but when that part was correctly re-installed the click sound went away."

Anonymous, KY (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sunroof rattle all the time"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise but car rides like a logging truck."

Pennie C., AR (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior squeaks. Especially in winter"

Anonymous, AL (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"rattle in the dash console that I think has been resolved by the dealer"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"suspension rides like a truck, very hard, bumpy ride, lots of noises while driving"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaks noticeable in rear of car when driving over any bumps in road. Dealership unable to locate"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"dashboard rattle when driving from NAV system not being securely in place. Dealer says they can't fix/replicate, but noise is there and heard by many people"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear suspension made a chirping sound. Toyota replace the left rear strut"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"when driving at highway speeds the wind and road is such that it is hard hear the person next to you"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"there is a lot of cabin noise when driving."

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Not sure if it's wind noise or road noise, but the noise is bad at highway speeds. Probably from the tires or misalignment. We are about to buy new tires and a 4-wheel alignment. Hopefully that will remedy this issue. No other issues--we love the RAV4 except for the noise."

William B., GA (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"road noise ,bad tires ,worst car i ever owned"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Loud road noise and is rough riding."

Pennie C., AR (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The driver's door has never fit properly. Toyota has tried three times to correct it. They claim to have replaced gaskets, window tracks and other things. I've noticed no change. When I can afford it, I'll take the car to a body shop"

Jay L., NV (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The car is not a quite car in fact it is quite noisy"

John C., FL (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It is a noisy car. I think by this time with all the improvements being made on cars this should not be a problem"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Self Explanatory..with previous comment"

Chris K., CO (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Again surprised to feel and hear wind noise"

Greg P., MD (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"noisy"

Allan S., BC (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 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

"the piece of molding on the roof between the roof rack on the passenger side is loose"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"On the roof under the roof rack there is a rubber moulding that came loose and had to be reglued. the same problem on the 2013 we traded in"

Joyce T., CO (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The rubber trim that sits in the roof rail track came loose"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Glove box latch broke and it would not stay closed"

Anonymous, MB (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Fabric on door panels bubbled"

William R., OH (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior trim between passenger door and windshield - something to do with an airbag - came loose. Took it back to dealer, they replaced it and it has not come loose again"

Thomas M., PA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"poor finishing...cheap"

Allan S., BC (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"I have several spots of the roof on my vehicle about the size of an orange where the paint has come off. I just really do not think that should happen. Inside door trim has shown signs of wear. Had it fixed under warranty and the same thing happen again."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"paint has a lot of minor chips and scratches on hood and side panels"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint has been peeling from the whole body, but not all at once."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint peeled off in sheets in 2019, 90% off top of car, some from side, fixed by Toyota in 2020."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The paints under the clear coat looks stained delaminated."

Louis Z., IL (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Small chipping and faiding on the drivers side of the vechicle"

Anonymous, NV (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Small pieces of paint chipped off on driver side door above the door handle and below the window"

SUSn F., OK (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint chips off the front hood of the vehicle very easily from rocks thrown by vehicles in front of mine. I had 4 at one time less than 2 weeks a buying the vehicle. I now have 6 more from one trip. One is on the top. I don't remember any stones h"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Paint chipped above driver door and rust appeared"

Craig S., FL (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Body paint is so thin it’s like a undercoat. Paint scratches of with fingernail. A small dent turns to rust immediately"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 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

Clock

"when headlights are on, the clock is dimmed to the point it is unreadable"

K B., WA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Turning light on rear OF car on drive's side out of service and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, QC (2014 Toyota RAV4 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"both multi-function lights have burned out - at 1.5 years and 3 years"

William T., VA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"brake light stopped working - fixed under warranty"

William T., IL (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Fuel gauge is not accurate. Low fuel indicator can NOT be trusted"

John H., NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"Headlights blow out after a few months."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Both headlights went out simultaneously and needed replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"both headlights went out - hard to see ahead at night!"

Thomas M., PA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"headlights burn out MUCH too often"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"no working when sold. had to come back to dealer. Car is RAV4 EV"

Andrei O., CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Both front doors would not lock or unlock using key fob."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The door lock on the drivers side stopped working"

Todd M., FL (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"One of the electric door locks failed. I took it to the dealer to be fixed. It cost over $630. Within a couple of weeks, two more door locks failed. I will be taking it in for repair this week. Through the dealer, Toyota agreed to pay for the repair."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The battery in the key fob continually runs out of charge."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"not specific, in accurate"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rav 4 usually serviced with TOYOTA dealer for maintenance, asked about the problem with low-pressure tire gauge show persistent low numerous times with no resolution for 2 years till recently got new tires from Discount Tires whom replaced the stem valves and resolved the problem. How can Toyota service did not simply inspect the Tire Rims/Stem that cost < $5 to replace? Not good for reputation or confidence of future of Toyota products being marketed today"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"plastic cover buckeled making it difficult to shift to park"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rough shifting

"Shifter was difficult to move --fixed successfully under warranty"

Alan H., ME (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rough shifting with cruise control"

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine will rev up, slow down and then shift hard while accelerating"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"-started about 12 months ago -transmission delays when shifting up to higher gear -does not prevent use of car -problem has not yet been repaired"

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Only in extreme cold, transmission has slipped from stand still for half a block"

Gary H., ON (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"leakage from seal between transmission and engine."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Repair Three Times for the same problem of transmission leaks 30000km, 40000km and 600000km"

Anonymous, QC (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The cost of the repair was disproportionate to the problem itself. It was pointed out to me by the service technician. Otherwise, it would have gone unnoticed."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Took vehicle to dealer to service leak. Dealer determined cause was manufacturing flaw and replaced transmission."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The shaft seal coming out of the torque converter leaked and needed to be replaced. Fortunately I purchased the extended warranty and it was fully covered."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"we think that there is a transmission leak, found some spots on the garage door, but mechanic checked and found no problem. We are monitoring this situation very carefully"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 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

"The AC wasn't working, it is working now"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"Passenger side air vents would not cool, only heat would work"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"ac condenser is shot , must be replaced at about $2000"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The condenser leaked at a location that was difficult to find: it was a through a pin hole located at the top-driver's side underneath a bracket. It took several visits to 3 different mechanics until it was found. Even the dealer wasn't 100% sure of the problem. A favorite yet distant mechanic didn't charge me until he found it, and his price was a fraction of what the dealer quoted."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"This a a RAV4 EV and the heater and electrical had a major failure which appears to be common. Car was out for about a month"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Very little or no heat. Haven't had it looked at yet so don't know what the problem is"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The heating system is not adequate for the interior size of the car. It usually takes no less than a full 25 minutes for the interior to warm in the winter months"

Kathryn O., PA (2014 Toyota RAV4 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"The cooling system blew warm air due to the AC draining. The cost of repair was several hundred dollars."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"engine coolant pump was badly leaking"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AC refrigerant leaks started couple years ago, dealership told us that car was out of warranty, about 130000 km, and that there will and that there will be a charge, same thing happened with entune infotainment , so i just refilled wit after market refrigerant, it keeps leaking . i will take car to an independent garage for a repair quote this summer."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Apparently this is a major issue with 2014. Started at 100k. While that was being fixed along with new brakes and rotors, speed sensor was broke. Picked up car and had oil leaking. Returned. Told it was a seal that had been damaged during repair. Picked up, heard terrible road noise. Returned, was told internal shoe cover had not been replaced. Picked it up again, and felt transmission slippage again. Returned and told something else had been damaged during repair. Parts had to be ordered. Now hearing squeaky brakes when putting car in reverse. Feel like dealer has reduced my car to a piece of junk so I will purchase new car."

Anonymous, MD (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The problem was dealt with by Toyota, they fixed it even thought it was outside of the warranty."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Torque converter was replaced, no charge, under warranty"

Anonymous, MN (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Functioned normally. I'm a little hard on it so I wanted the transmission oil changed by an Independent. Tech said way too much oil seeping out so he wouldn't change it. Went to Toyota service dept. where they said the housing itself was porous and would replace under powertrain warranty."

William S., CT (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission hesitated 2 to 3 seconds before changing from park or reverse to drive"

Ronald H., PA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Complete transmission failure occurred on the highway. Transmission was replaced with a factory rebuilt unit on warranty"

Dominique G., MB (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a significant pause when shifting the car from reverse, stopping, then shifting to drive. This was repaired under warranty."

Anonymous, OR (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I purchased the car in June and in August the transmission had to be completely replaced. The car wouldn't shift out of gear and was sidelined on the highway until it could be towed to shop. Toyota replaced transmission - I think it's a known issue"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 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

Electronic or air suspension

"recall notice for steering circuit board"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Surprised to learn that shocks are leaking and need replacement. Been years since I had a car that needed shocks replaced and owned many for 10 plus years."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear shocks were leaking. The repair cost over several hundred dollars."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaks"

Anonymous, HI (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking left rear shock. Replaced under warrany"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear shocks replaced as OEM shocks started leaking"

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota RAV4 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Back shocks/struts are very noisy and rough. Wheels will drop hard into holes with a loud, rough action"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"It is the roughest riding car I've ever owned. Its ride is so unpleasant that I am sell it this summer and a smoother riding SUV. And in checking your April issue on same, have decided to look for a slightly used or else new Lexus RX 350. So I need"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 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

Glass defects

"Windshield seems very susceptible to chips and cracks. Never had this problem with other cars. Had to have windshield replaced"

Douglas S., FL (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - manual

"The seat caused serious back problems - cheap and uncomfortable."

Anonymous, NS (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

"Opening and closing controls/motor malfunctioned and required replacing"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Hatch had a squeak during opening and would squeak when the vehicle was driven over bumpy roads"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Tailgate strut broke. Dealer fixed at no cost"

Mark D., MO (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Both hatchback support shocks lost fluid and would not support the tailgate"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Tailgate doesn't always lift when the button is pressed in. I understand it happens on the Prius, too"

Karen S., MA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"The window rubber like gasket thing in the door does not touch the window and therefore does not clear the window of snow, rain. I have NEVER had a car that had this window problem before. The dealer treated it as a non-issue. Now, if I need to clear the window I must stop, get out of the car and scrape."

Barbara R., TX (2014 Toyota RAV4 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Loose/rattling heat shield

"Notice a different sound when turning .The dealer considered unsafe to drive. They reattached the heat shield"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"Blind Spot Monitor is intermittent, I have decided not to repair it due to dealership costs."

Jim M., MI (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"User Interface is complicated;"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Traffic icon doesn't work.Dealer has to remove and reset,says it will take hours to fix because they need to remove radio.Everything else works"

Frank C., FL (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Traffic map did not work"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Its all connected"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"ENTUNE did not activate voice command feature. It kept freezing up and then returning to radio mode"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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

Differential

"Differential leaked. Requires complete sub assembly removal to fix. Started as hard shifting on hills. Dealer repaired"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Battery failure and replaced with a "new" one under warranty. Actually the battery was a degraded refurbished battery. This is an EV"

Barry F., CA (2014 Toyota RAV4 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I would never purchase another Toyota product"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"your survey sucks! you didn't ask the right questions first, this a rav4EV! it is a electric car with a Tesla drive line what a p.o.s.! car does not run had to take in to Toyota dealer here in Ohio, they had to get Tesla computer to pull codes, then wanted to charge me nearly a thousand dollars to tell me my traction battery was bad! I informed them ( through my own research ) that this was under warranty they would not accept responsibility that car was under warranty had to contact Toyota customer service to get car released to get repaired at EV Toyota dealer & worse yet had to ship car out to Calif. to get done! I am still waiting for repair was told it will take months to get done because Tesla is difficult to get the parts from to repair drive system on this thing & still don't know if that will do it! will never own a Tesla car it's there components that are the only defective parts on these cars never again."

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Traction control

"The car drives/maneuvers as if I'm always driving on gravel or like I'm driving in strong winds. When driving on roads that are slightly bumpy or uneven it feels like the car is going to lose control and spin out."

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota RAV4 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Water pump

"engine overheating. drove directly to repair facility and left it there"

Marcia M., PA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Water pump started making noise bearing issue slight leak also"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"75,000 mile service indicated water pump had issue and internal failure. I had the water pump replaced, but when i got the car back it didn't sound right and the next day the battery light came on. Took it back to service people and they indicated now that the alternator was now bad. They replaced the alternator at no cost, since i was a "good" customer and had purchased and serviced the vehicle there. Personally, i think that the person who changed the water pump got water all over the alternator and fried it."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Car purchased with no warranty. Water pump leaking discovered by mechanic my husband had used for years. He took car to be inspected, which was a smart move on his part. About $500 later care is fine."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota RAV4 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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

Fuel cap

"kept check engine light on even after replacement; required 2 fullday dropoffs at dealer to fix -- inconvenient"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Dealer claimed I put e85 in tank and charged for tank drain and injector clean at 7300 mi ($400). Argued with manager and paid to get car back only to have engine light failure on way home. Service writer knew us and had o2 sensor replace in an hour and didn't write it up. We got soaked for that bill and don't do business with dealership maintenance shops any more"

Gary D., KY (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Not sure what the sensor was. The failure shut off the cruise control and blind side warning. Part took four days to arrive and worked fine ever since. Cannot find the repair order - covered by 100k warranty."

Anonymous, DE (2014 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

Alternator

"see previous comment about water pump replacement."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"I was having issues starting the vehicle, dealership replaced a defective battery under warranty"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition

"Car would intermitently not start upon pressing start button. Took to dealer for repair and they could not fing the problem. The car was certlified as working as designed by district office. Probem continues"

Anonymous, CA (2014 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

Engine computer

"READ THE LAST !"

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"Rear main engine seal needed replaced costs about $1,800.00"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"Bought used from Autonation. After 3,000 miles, from the purchase, the engine had to be removed to repair seal gasket."

Anonymous, GA (2014 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

"Timing belt that was identified during regular appt to dealer. It was still under warranty and was repaired."

Anonymous, OK (2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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