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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
90,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. buy a new altenator since the screw is specially fitted (1 reports)
2004 Toyota RAV4 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 182010

RAV4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The car was driving perfectly fine, but the next time it was driven (at most 15 min later),. the steering was awful (very hard to turn), the AC light was blinking and the battery "discharge light" came on. When we took it in, the mechanics (one who had worked on cars for 50 yrs and the other 30 yrs) said they had never seen anything like it. The screw had come off the altenator.

- , Westover, WV, USA

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