TSB List for the 1996 Toyota RAV4

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1996 RAV4 are official communications between Toyota & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
  • PARKING BRAKE
  • ENGINE (PWS)
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER
  • POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
  • POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • VISIBILITY
  • VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)
  • AIR BAGS
  • SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
  • STRUCTURE
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
  • TRAILER HITCHES
  • BACK OVER PREVENTION
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:WRECKER AND WHEEL LIFT DEVICES
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

    • TSB #T-TT-0132-11

      Date Announced:
      FEB 05, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131928

      A key part to maintain the proper function and safe operation of the vehicle's braking system is to perform a visual inspection when installing brake pads, calipers, and discs. Read More »

    • TSB #97050900897

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53034

      VARIOUS INFORMATION ON REDUCING NOISES REGARDING THE REAR BRAKE SYSTEM. *YC Read More »

    PARKING BRAKE

    • TSB #T-SB-0141-13

      Date Announced:
      SEP 09, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131984

      A new Special Service Tool (SST 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. Read More »

    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #T-TT-0010-10 Rev

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132812

      Tech Tip: Low battery voltage can contribute to a MIL "ON" condition for P0335 (Crankshaft ... Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #T-SB-0134-14

      Date Announced:
      SEP 30, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109492

      TSB: The purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL "ON" shifting issues and/or transmission damage. Read More »

    • TSB #T-SB-0071-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132084

      The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL ?ON,? shifting issues, and/or transmission damage. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #T-SB-0014-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109404

      TSB: The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. Read More »

    • TSB #T-SB-0134-14

      Date Announced:
      SEP 30, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109492

      TSB: The purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL "ON" shifting issues and/or transmission damage. Read More »

    • TSB #03001

      Date Announced:
      JAN 06, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10001042

      SPECIAL SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO INSPECT AND REPLACE THE FRONT DIFFERENTIAL PINION GEAR WASHERS. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

    • TSB #T-SB-0014-11 Rev

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109404

      TSB: The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

    • TSB #TC99016

      Date Announced:
      JUL 06, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #608119

      SPECIAL SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO INSPECT AND REPLACE THE FRONT DIFFERENTIAL PINION GEAR WASHERS ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN A54OH AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #TC00008

      Date Announced:
      FEB 29, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #618313

      SUBJECT REGARDING SPECIAL SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SSC X05) - REPLACED TRANSAXLE RETURN PROCEDURE (4WD AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE PINION GEAR WASHER REPLACEMENT). *JB Read More »

    • TSB #TC00001

      Date Announced:
      JAN 06, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #610086

      SUBJECT REGARDING FINAL OWNER NOTICES FOR SPECIAL SERVICE CAMPAIGN X05 - AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE INION GEAR WASHER. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #DL00198

      Date Announced:
      MAR 06, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600684

      REPLACEMENT OF THE FRONT AXLE HUB NUT. *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSB018217

      Date Announced:
      JAN 06, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152205

      TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes SB No. T-SB-0101-11. Applicability has been updated to include 2016 ? 2017 model year vehicles. Service Bulletin No. Read More »

    VISIBILITY

    • TSB #T-SB-0185-13

      Date Announced:
      DEC 19, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131988

      The following procedures are recommended during routine maintenance or in the event of a customer concern for wiper performance. Read More »

    VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #T-TT-0213-13

      Date Announced:
      JAN 14, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131961

      Toyota vehicles are equipped with Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS), including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. Read More »

    • TSB #T-TT-0213-13

      Date Announced:
      JAN 03, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133915

      Toyota vehicles are equipped with SRS, including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

    • TSB #BO01901

      Date Announced:
      AUG 10, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #622728

      INFORMATION REGARDING SHOULDER BELT ANCHOR TAPE SET. *JB Read More »

    STRUCTURE

    • TSB #AC003099

      Date Announced:
      JUL 30, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #608125

      INFORMATION ON THE IMPROVED COWL TOP VENTILATOR LOUVER SUB-ASSEMBY. *TT Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

    • TSB #T-SB-0304-17

      Date Announced:
      OCT 27, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10123420

      TSB: Vehicle replacement certification labels (the vinyl label installed on the driver door or door post) and VIN plates (the metal plate riveted to dashboard) may be available from Toyota, provided the request meets one of the criteria ... Read More »

    • TSB #BO00198

      Date Announced:
      JAN 02, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600201

      PROCEDURE THAT IMPROVES DOOR LOCK OPERATION. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #BO00102

      Date Announced:
      JAN 02, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600865

      PROCEDURES TO IMPROVE DOOR LOCK OPERATION "FEEL". *YC Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

    • TSB #010698

      Date Announced:
      JAN 06, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600195

      A FIELD FIX PROCEDURE THAT IMPROVES THE FEEL OF THE FRONT DOOR LOCK KNOB OPEATION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #BO01497A

      Date Announced:
      APR 29, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52146

      DOOR HANDLE OPERATION. *JD Read More »

    • TSB #BO01497

      Date Announced:
      APR 18, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52116

      RAV4 FRONT DOOR HANDLE OPERATION. *JD Read More »

    TRAILER HITCHES

    • TSB #97062000697

      Date Announced:
      JUN 20, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53041

      CLARIFYING THE INSTALLATION INSTURCTIONS FOR THE REAR STEP RECEIVER HITCH. *YC Read More »

    BACK OVER PREVENTION

    • TSB #T-TT-0010-10 Rev

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10132812

      Tech Tip: Low battery voltage can contribute to a MIL "ON" condition for P0335 (Crankshaft ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #T-SB-0304-17 Obs

      Date Announced:
      APR 07, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174891

      TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE April 07, 2020: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0032-20. Replacement Certification Labels and VIN Plates Read More »

    • TSB #T-SB-0032-20

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174890

      TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes Service Bulletin Nos. PG021-88, PG015-89, PG0015-90, PG002-91, PG002-93, PG005-97, PG007-01, PG007-07, PG006-01, PG004-97, T-SB-0144-08, and T-SB-0304-17. Read More »

    • TSB #PG004-97-Obsolet

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145748

      Technical Service Bulletin: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 31, 2018: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17. Read More »

    • TSB #PG006-01-Obsolet

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145749

      Technical Service Bulletin: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 31, 2018: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17. Read More »

    • TSB #T-SB-0304-17_Rev

      Date Announced:
      JUL 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143953

      TSB: REVISION NOTICE July 31, 2018 Rev2: ? The Supersession Notice has been updated. January 11, 2018 Rev1: ? The Supersession Notice has been updated. Any previous printed versions of this bulletin should be discarded. Read More »

    • TSB #T-SB-0304-17_Rev

      Date Announced:
      JAN 11, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131713

      TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes Service Bulletin Nos. PG021-88, PG015-89, PG0015-90, PG002-91, PG002-93, PG005-97, PG007-01, PG007-07, and T-SB-0144-08. Service Bulletin Nos. Read More »

    • TSB #Safety Recall an

      Date Announced:
      JUL 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145776

      Update on Technician Certification Requirements. Read More »

    • TSB #T-TT-0132-11

      Date Announced:
      FEB 05, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131928

      A key part to maintain the proper function and safe operation of the vehicle's braking system is to perform a visual inspection when installing brake pads, calipers, and discs. Read More »

    • TSB #T-SB-0141-13

      Date Announced:
      SEP 09, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10131984

      A new Special Service Tool (SST 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:WRECKER AND WHEEL LIFT DEVICES

    • TSB #AX00499

      Date Announced:
      MAR 19, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604667

      SUBJECT REGARDING TOYOTA DINGHY TOWING GUIDE. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

    • TSB #PG004-97-Obsolet

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145748

      Technical Service Bulletin: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 31, 2018: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17. Read More »

    • TSB #PG006-01-Obsolet

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145749

      Technical Service Bulletin: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 31, 2018: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #04013

      Date Announced:
      JUL 21, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10010473

      OWNER RENOTIFICATION OF NON-COMPLETED SPECIAL SERVICE CAMPAIGNS AND LIMITED SERVICE CAMPAIGNS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #SS00601

      Date Announced:
      AUG 24, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #622975

      SUBJECT REGARDING BRANICK SPRING ADAPTER. *ET Read More »

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