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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,332 miles

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2006 Toyota RAV4 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

May 272010


  • 119,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota rav-4. the contact stated while driving at unknown speeds, the electrical components became inoperable and the vehicle stalled. The dealer advised a diagnostic at her expense. There were no recalls for the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 119,000.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #4

Oct 092009


  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Rav4. While the contact was driving 40 mph he noticed that the power steering light appeared on the dashboard, moments later the contact noticed that the vehicle no longer had power steering or anti-lock brakes. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that the internal computer needed to be replaced. There were no prior warnings and the current and failure mileages were 46000.

- Gibsonia, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 012008


  • miles
This is in reference to the electrical problem referenced recently. I have had the same experience of the car just not starting. I discovered that it is related to the stick shift. It looks like it is engaged. If you give it the tiniest jiggle it engages and the car will start. I don't know what the deal is, but planned to bring it up when I take car to be serviced next.

- Newtown, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 232008


  • 71,000 miles
First thing in the morning and sometimes after work, car will not start. Dashboard lights come on, battery condition indicator checks good. Had battery tested, battery is good. Of course, when the car does start and I drive it in to a Toyota dealership, the dealership can't find a problem. No problems with the starter. No indications of starter sluggish or low battery power. These symptoms have happened several times, and fortunately the car would start.

- Coatesville, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 242006

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
I own a 2006 Toyota Rav4 limited. The digital radio controls occaisionally become inactive and the display goes blank or becomes illegible. When this happens the only contol that works is the mode and volume button on the steering wheel. The problem corrects itself when the vehicle is shut off and then restarted.

- Falmouth, MA, USA

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