About Toyota RAV4
Toyota RAV4 is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) manufactured by Toyota since 1994. The first Toyota RAV4 was introduced in 1994 as a compact crossover SUV. Until today, it has been produced through four generations. As a SUV owns more than 20 years history, it has been awarded the WheelsTV preowned vehicle of the year title in 2015.
The third generation Toyota RAV4 (XA30; 2005-2012) was first unveiled at the 2005 Frankfurt Auto Show. The new RAV4 used an Electric Power Steering (EPS) system and offered X, G, Sport, CV, Cruiser, Cruiser L, CV6, SX6 and ZR6. It was mainly powered by 2.0 L , 2.4 L and 2.5 L inline 4-cylinder gasoline engines and 2.2 L inline 4-cylinder diesel engines as well as 3.5 L V6 gasoline engine. Available transmissions included 5-speed, 6-speed manual transmissions and 4-speed, 5-speed, 6-speed and CVT automatic transmissions. At the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, the fourth generation Toyota RAV4 (XA40, 2013-present) was revealed. It mainly gets power from 2.0 L, 2.5 L inline 4-cylinder gasoline and 2.2 L inline 4-cylinder diesel as well as 2.5 L inline 4-cylinder hybrid gasoline/electric engines mated to 6-speed manual and 6-speed, CVT automatic transmissions.
Toyota RAV4 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a SUV, Toyota RAV4 also has the common problems like any other SUVs. In order to help other Toyota RAV4 owners who have little experience on maintaining cars, here we have provided common problems and solutions for them:
First, braking system and suspension system failure. Toyota RAV4 owners complained that their brakes were noisy, at the same time, when braking, excessive vibrations on brake pedals can be felt. In general, broken brake pad set and brake disc could lead to this problem. As for suspension system, people described that they response in RAV4 handling being sluggish as well as ratting or squeaking sound from underneath while turning, which was caused by bad strut housing, coil spring insulator and sway bar bushing.
Second, engine and shifting problems. Engine performance on Toyota RAV4 suffered a lot such as misfiring, poor fuel economy and difficulty starting. Sometimes, metallic sound can also be heard while driving. Under this condition, you should replace the spark plug, oil filter and air filter. As for shifting problem, people found that the indicator did not match the gear and the RAV4 could not be turned off or start in another gear or not go into gear at all. Normally, it is the transmission system goes bad, you can check the shift cable first.
If you want your Toyota RAV4 sever you for a longer time, you have many need to be done. Seat belt, as the protector for occupants when vehicle moving suddenly, should get a new replacement after every accident. Headlight could light forward road conditions and act as a warning for drivers deserves meticulous maintenance as well. Same deserve cabin air filter and wiper blade.
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