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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,962 miles

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This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2006 Toyota RAV4 body / paint problems

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2006 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #13

Apr 252014

RAV4 4WD 4-cyl

  • 86,469 miles


I took my car to conicelli Toyota, in springfield pa., for a humming noise coming from the rear. I was told that the coupling sub-assy, part # 41303-42022 had to be replace & would cost $1450. Really!!! a odd part that does not go bad in a car, but Toyota having issues with it. I paid for the repair since I need my car & I am now being told that this should of been covered under specail policy adjustment wab2190. The tsb# is tsb 0080-13. Please let me know on this.

- Milmont Park , PA, USA

problem #12

Oct 012011


  • miles
Letter on behalf of re Toyota charging her for a repair on her 2006 Toyota Rav4 that she feels she should have been notified about when the technical service report came out in 2006 re a cowl panel water leak the consumer stated during a heavy rainstorm, water began leaking onto the passenger side floorboard. When the consumer contacted Toyota Corp. She was informed her vehicle was out of warranty.

- Whitehall, PA, USA

problem #11

Jan 012008


  • 30,000 miles
Clunking sound in the steering column, chipped paint on the hood, and a jumbled radio screen. Radio fixed, steering column ongoing, paint still chipping.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #10

Jun 122009


  • 42,000 miles


The car was lifted up to replace tires and somehow the exhaust system was pushed up and got stuck with the exit inside the bumper leading to a fire and melting the bumper. The car was taken to the car dealer and they explained that the tires place didn't noticed that the exhausted system was stuck up.the bumper was replaced at my own expense.

- Eagan, MN, USA

problem #9

Aug 012007


  • miles
Water leaking in on the front driver's side and passenger's side of the vehicle. Because interior of car is black did not notice leak until mold and mildew started to form and cause order in the vehicle. This has been an ongoing problem since October of 2007. Most recently did not notice leak until foot slipped off of brake from sole of shoe being wet. My concern is the possible mold and mildew and foot slipping off of brake or gas peddle from sole of shoe being wet. The car has been in for service for this issue approximately 4 times with no permanent solution being reached. Toyota 800 customer service dept contacted regarding problem and was issued a case number (200806260919). I was contacted by case worker told that this was an environmental issue because leaves were causing the problem. But on the service record states that no cause could be determined and that they cleaned off condensation discharge tube and ordered the car detailed to remove odor, which was not successful.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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problem #8

Mar 252008

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
After a session of heavy rain water leaks onto the passenger side floor board. It only happens after prolonged rain and seems to be leaking from somewhere beneath the glove compartment. I took the vehicle to the dealer but they were unable to diagnose the problem. I've read online complaints from other owners with the same problem.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #7

Apr 012006

RAV4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Front cup holders for the 2006 Toyota Rav4 are inadequate for holding most cup sizes without fear of the cup tipping over. The locking mechanism to secure a cup does not accommodate large or medium diameter sized cups (only small diameter cups can be secured in the holder). I almost scalded myself on numerous occasions due to the cup tipping over upon making a turn. Toyota is obviously aware of the problem since it issued a retrofit for the 2006 and 2007 vehicles.

- Annandale, VA, USA

problem #6

Nov 012007

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
Toyota Rav4 2006 leaks into passenger side compartment leaving floor and front insulation soaked with rain water. This results in severe mildew and mold with horrible smell in the passenger compartment. Repairs supposedly made and insulation replaced but car still smells badly.

- Houma, LA, USA

problem #5

Aug 212007


  • miles
Water leaking on passenger side floor...carpet is soaked. Appears to happen after heavy rain. We are bringing it in to dealer again tomorrow - this is the third time. They said they will check to see if the A/C is leaking. The water guy won't be in until late next week and I'm concerned that the vehicle has already sustained some damage and may incur more if it continues to rain before this is fixed.

- Timberlake, OH, USA

problem #4

Apr 182007


  • miles
Water leaking in through the dashboard on passenger side when it rains. Taking it in to Toyota today. 4-18-07.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #3

Jan 242007

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12 miles


Incident no injuries so far I own a 2006 Toyota Rav4 purchased in Mexico serial# tmzd31V865021536 there are two incidents reported with dealer in Mexico but no response at all: 1. the passanger seat excesively vibrates and wobbles when nobody is seated, I do not know if that poses a risk; I have had three previuosly new vehicles and never I have seen a seen vibrate and make noise and rattles by itself when you are on the road and noone is seated. 2. water leak from the heba or aircondition unit, I have at least 4 instances in which water leaks fom the ip or dash, the water posses a risk of electrica short or major mailfunction, is comming from inside the dashboard in the passanger side ! please help, dealer do nothing, I don't know if this posses a risk my guess is yes. I'm reporting here because in Mexico there is not an entity as this one and this vehicle is also sold over the usa. The vehicle was manufactured over Japan and is the very same that Toyota sells in America.

- Reynosa Tamaulipas Mexico, 00, USA

problem #2

Jul 312006

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Bought a brand new car. Whenever it rains, water comes down the center console and makes a puddle on the passenger side foot well.

- Nissequogue, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 212006

RAV4 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25 miles
Air conditioning and heating display on rav-4 limited models with electronic HVAC control is nearly impossible to see during daytime/sunlight conditions, making it dangerous to try to read the display and drive.

- Playa Vista, CA, USA

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