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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,352 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012011

RAV4 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


2006 Toyota rav 4. consumer states ignition coil and plug failure the consumer stated while driving, various dashboard lights illuminated and the transmission shimmied and the engine misfired and the vehicle became disabled. An inspection by the dealer revealed a misfire code and that a number two coil and plug had to be replaced. A month and a half later, the consumer experienced the same problem again. It was determined that another ignition coil had failed and the SUV was operating in four cylinder mode. The consumer was informed his model vehicle had a design/engineering problem which was identified and does not occur on subsequent year rav 4 models.

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 282011

RAV4 6-cyl

  • 52,056 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled on several occasions, while driving at various speeds. The check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel during all of the failures. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that an ignition coil failed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but did not offer any assistance. The failure and current mileages were 52,056. Updated 08/31/11 updated 09/14/11

- East Lansing, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 012010


  • 33,000 miles
I have a 2006 Toyota Rav4 with 33,167 miles. The ignition key is about to fall apart. All the covers for the push buttons on the key are falling apart. This just started about a month ago. I went to the dealer and I was informed the key was not covered under warranty and would cost $250 to replace.

- Littleton, CO, USA

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