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Toyota RAV4 Recalls
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Common RAV4 Fault Codes
These are the most common RAV4 fault codes that people are searching for.
Vehicle Speed Sensor MalfunctionLearn More
O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 2)Learn More
Shift Solenoid A MalfunctionLearn More
Ignition Coil F Primary/Secondary Circuit MalfunctionLearn More
Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck OffLearn More
Idle Control System MalfunctionLearn More
Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Excessive DetectedLearn More
Code Word UnregesteredLearn More
Air/Fuel Sensor Heater Circuit Response. (Bank 1 Sensor 1)Learn More
Heated oxygen sensors (H02S) 1 (upstream), bank 1Learn More
Igniter Circuit Malfunction - No. 1.Learn More
EGR Calibration LowLearn More
Igniter Circuit Malfunction - No. 2.Learn More
Persistent MisfireLearn More
Throttle motor relay – malfunctionLearn More
Air/Fuel Sensor Heater Circuit. (Bank 1 Sensor 2)Learn More
Cylinder #1 High To Low Side OpenLearn More
TCU Unable To Control Desired Throttle AngleLearn More
Transmission control module (TCM) – EEPROM malfunctionLearn More
Lamp Headlamp Low-Beam Circuit FailureLearn More
Electronic Feedback Signal Not DetectedLearn More
ETC Power Less Than DemandLearn More
O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2 Sensor 2)Learn More
Knock Control CPU.Learn More
ABS Hydraulic Pressure Differential Switch Input Short Circuit To GroundLearn More
Passenger Power Window Motor Circuit Short To GroundLearn More
Lamp Turn Signal Front Output Circuit Short To GroundLearn More
Wiper Rear High Limit Input Circuit FailureLearn More
Wiper Rear Motor Up Relay Coil Circuit Short To GroundLearn More
Lamp Backup Switch Input Circuit OpenLearn More
Lamp Turn Signal Front Output Circuit Short To BatteryLearn More
ABS Outlet Valve Coil RR Circuit Short To GroundLearn More
ABS Outlet Valve Coil RR Circuit FailureLearn More
ABS Inlet Valve Coil LF Circuit Short To GroundLearn More
Damper LR Circuit FailureLearn More
ABS Outlet Valve Coil Rear Circuit OpenLearn More
Exhaust Camshaft Position Timing - Over-Retarded (Bank 1)Learn More
Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Heater Circuit Low Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2Learn More
Throttle Pedal Position Sensor/Switch A Circuit MalfunctionLearn More
Yaw Rate Sensor Signal FaultLearn More
Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit No SignalLearn More
O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2 Sensor 1)Learn More
Lost Communication With Brake System Control ModuleLearn More
Lost Communication With Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Control ModuleLearn More
Lost Communication With ECM/PCM "B"Learn More
- Manufacturer: Toyota
About the RAV4
The RAV4 first made its debut in 1994, making it the very first compact crossover SUV ever. In the 20-plus years since its release, there have been a total of five generations, with the latest coming to the markets in 2018.
The beloved model got its name from the acronym of ‘Recreational Active Vehicle with 4-Wheel Drive.”
As the original crossover, it has often been imitated by other manufacturers. The most notable rivals include the Honda CR-V and Volkswagen Tiguan. The recently-released hybrid version has also been sold as the Suzuki Aircross PHEV.
One of the most common issues to arise over the model’s time on the market is fault code P0500, which represents a vehicle speed sensor malfunction.
This code will almost always cause erratic shifting from the transmission, noticeably degrading the driveability. This can make it important to fix quickly. Thankfully, owners have reported that the most common causes are electrical issues in the sensor circuit or a faulty sensor itself.
Another common problem is P0171, which indicates that the engine is running too lean. This can be caused by any number of things that can affect the ideal air-fuel ratio running into the combustion chambers.
However, owners have reported that problems with the intake manifold are among the most common causes. Another likely culprit is a faulty mass airflow (MAF) sensor.
Some versions of the RAV4 have also been known to suffer from evaporative emissions control (EVAP) system issues, fault code P0441 being the most common one.
This can be a result of a number of failing components in the system that can cause a leak. Of course, the code itself indicates that there is incorrect purge flow, meaning the purge valve should be checked first. These parts are somewhat notorious for sticking on the RAV4 model.