4th Generation (2013—2018) RAV4 Problems

RAV4 owners with a 2013—2018 model year have the most problems with the interior (22%), body (17%), and the brakes (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Sudden Unintended Acceleration 4 complaints at an average of 22,108 miles in the 2013 Toyota RAV4.
  2. Electrical Harness Failure 1 complaints at an average of 1,000 miles in the 2018 Toyota RAV4.
  3. Stereo Not Working 11 complaints at an average of 45,068 miles in the 2014 Toyota RAV4.

What RAV4 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Toyota model years.

Watch out for the 2013 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 1 1 40 6.18
2017 39 1 56 14.88
2016 27 2 96 16.22
2015 58 3 164 21.82
2014 67 3 226 25.61
2013 110 1 259 32.15

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