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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,500 miles

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2006 Toyota RAV4 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2006 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 252009


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Rav4. The contact stated that the vapor cannister, which was a part of the emission system, needed to be replaced. The dealer stated that the repair would cost $1,300. The Toyota manufacturer stated that the vehicle was out of warranty. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 45,000.

- Monsey, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 012006

RAV4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2006 Rav4 sports V6 269 hp plastic fume canister located underneath vehicle on drivers side is easily damaged. The plastic canister is exposed to road debris including rain puddles that will displace and knock the canister off the vehicle. The resulting damage includes unplugged and exposed gas fume hoses and emission control hoses that create a fire and explosive hazard. The part is not readily available from Toyota and drivers may be tempted to drive the vehicle with out the proper repairs. Continued operations without the canister may also result in further engine damage and release of pollutants into the air.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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