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Toyota RAV4 XA40

Toyota RAV4 XA40 (2013-2019) Questions & Answers

FWD 2.0L Petrol, AWD
4.1 from 103 reviews

15 questions from our users

stephen w.

stephen w.asked

XA40 (2013-2019)

Size weight caravan to tow?

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I haven’t tow caravan but I did tow 1500kg of firewood +trailer weight with super confidant

oneday

onedayasked

XA40 (2013-2019)

I forgot this section that I should have included in my first question re electrical wiring in my rav4, the wiring where you plug into for the tow bar this complete junction plug in box is with out any power all existing other wires
oneday

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oneday

onedayasked

XA40 (2013-2019)

in fitting a Haymen Reece tow bar to my 2016 rav4 GX the rear brake light on the left side does not work now, I have checked the three fuse box areas, ( engine bay ,2 and one under the glove box. all ok but why no brake light?, .
in checking the Haymen Reece extension lead all ok , but the plug or attachment plug (original Toyota part awaiting for the lead to be plugged into if you want to add a tow bar)
can you help or is there a hidden fuse on the left side that I cannot find ?
thank you John Langlois

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Chris Michael

Chris Michaelasked

XA40 (2013-2019)

Looking for suggestions on what to do with my 2016 Cruiser Rav 4 Diesel, the 2 main issues I’m experiencing is occasionally the low oil pressure light comes on the dash only for a couple of seconds then disappears, I have also checked the dipstick and all appears fine.

I’m currently only getting around 480kms around town to a tank of premium diesel, I purchased the car from Brisbane and drove it back to Sydney, and still I found it to be extremely heavy on fuel, I only managed 600kms to the tank before having to fill up again, and that was highway driving.

I have taken it back to Toyota several times and all they come with is the car seems to be fine, as we have done every test possible with no error codes coming up.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Cheers Chris

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Tanvir hussain
Tanvir hussain

Sell the car to a toyota dealer, some cars from same manufacturing belt come with elusive faults that cannot be solevd, Better to sale it. I had a 2012 Commodore which drove like any other commodore on road but i had experienced engine issues where it stopped on the road with the engine rigorously shaking and then the car would hust stop in 10 secs. Took the car to few different mechanics including Holden but no one could find any fault with thhe engine, amd then i sold the car to a Holden dealer, let them deal with it. :)

Decca
Decca

May be a dicky oil pressure switch?
I have a manual diesel and get about 700 per tank (not exactly sure) Yours is possibly an auto?? which will use more.
A visit to a diesel specialist may pay off. Good luck with it as they are a great vehicle.... and I wouldn't sell it for a minor complaint unless you are made of money

Aimee B

Aimee Basked

XA40 (2013-2019)

Hi looking to purchasing a 2014 rav4 or a xtrail, we would be using it to tow a trailer with motorbikes and also using it when we go camping, any info appreciated.

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GRANT
GRANT

Hi, I would google the towing capacities on both vehicles and check this against the weight you are towing. I know with the Rav it initially was rated at 550kg but after much public complaint it was upgraded to 1000kg towing capacity. I would guess a trailer with two trail bikes would be under 1000kg.

Joseph

Josephasked

XA40 (2013-2019)

Petrol consumption 2018 Rav 4 Cruiser?

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LJG
LJG

I think we are getting a little over 500 km per tank around town, more on the freeway but I put this down mainly to the size of the tank (60 Litres). It's not that expensive to fill up but wish it did have a larger tank

LuckyT
LuckyT

My 2016 RAV4 Cruiser 2.5L runs on only BP Ultimate 98 since new and regularly sees between 530 ~560km per tank around town. On the highway, we can see up to 590~600km. If you change over fuels you may need to give it a couple of tanks. I run this fuel in my 120 series v6 Prado too and regularly see fuel economy figures down into the high 12's.

tokkel

tokkelasked

XA40 (2013-2019)

Hi
I like to buy theRav 4 GX model :2017-2018 , can anyone give me advice if this is a good suv (-I'm happy with the inside ) - driving specifically thanks

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Decca
Decca

Probably a bit late in answering this but I have a 2014 GX Diesel Manual AWD. Had it from new, no issues and love it.
very roomy and easy to drive.
I'd avoid basic 2wd versions as only have 2lt motor. I found it a bit dull.

Tracy M

Tracy Masked

XA40 (2013-2019)

Hi i'm looking at purchasing a 2015/16 GX model...would love to hear others experiences with them?

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Denise Schilder
Denise Schilder

Hi Tracy
I am more than pleased to help you with this .
I only purchase Toyota because of its proven reliability and efficiency . In 2015 I replaced my 12 year old Kluger for a brand new Rav 4. The Rav 4 was great on all accounts , spacious , powerful on long roads , easy and slick on suburban roads . The only strange thing on purchasing the 2015 model was that it didn’t have. Sat navigation - it didn’t matter because Toyota had it fitted for me . As you can gather , efficiency , ease of use , reliability and sat navigation was important factors for me . As a nurse I work hard , I work shifts , - thus I want all of those aspects and Toyota delivered

Tracy M
Tracy M

Excellent thanks Denise :)

Meg

Megasked

XA40 (2013-2019)

I currenty have a 2013 RAV4 diesel - which I enjoy driving. I noticed that oil is being used and since my last service at 85200km to 90,000 it has used 600ml. I am not a diesel mechanic so should i be concerned?

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The King
The King

600ml in 5,000kms is not much at all. I remember holden claiming that 3 litres per 5,000kms was acceptable in their V8's. I guess thats why holden went bust. I honestly wouldn't be concerned at all. Just make sure a quality diesel oil is being used, not cheap stuff. Especially do NOT use castrol oil, it's rubbish or penrite.

Meg
Meg

Thank you your reply is much appreciated.

cherylp13

cherylp13asked

XA40 (2013-2019)

I have car alarm issues with my 2015 RAV4. Twice today in my driveway & once 3 weeks ago its gone off for no apparent reason. Any suggestions please?

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Ben Ash
Ben Ash

The only times my alarm has gone off is when the I had the door locked and then put an item through the part open window; and another occasion when the sun shield fell off the windscreen. High wind gusts or a passer-by bumping the car triggers some car alarms. If this is an ongoing problem I suggest you contact your local Toyota dealer - they will likely provide free advice. [In NSW (Australia) Fair Trading legislation probably means you can reasonably request free support.]

themillers

themillersasked

XA40 (2013-2019)

We have a 2015 gxl my question has anyone else had issues with high oil consumption? Being a brand new vehicle you wouldn't expect it to be using so much oil.

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Tamika
Tamika

Hello Themillers

The Rav4 is a amazing car and yes i have none them all to be greedy on oil.
this being the only downfall i would say you still have a brilliant car.

PAUL_DOUBYA
PAUL_DOUBYA

If it's the diesel, it's a boat anchor, they've been rebuilding them in the UK since 2007, it's Toyota's worst diesel engine, unload it before it seizes.

Eddy
Eddy

Yes I have the same problem with my RAV4 gxl diesel 2013

Ali

Aliasked

XA40 (2013-2019)

I have just purchased a 2016 Rav4 and my current mobile phone is not compatible. When I go to the phone compatibility page on Toyota's website the phone list is not updated with the latest phones. Can someone please tell me what mobile phone they have found that works well, other than an iPhone, in the 2015 or 2016 RAV4. Thank you.

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MMalty
MMalty

Hi Ali,

I reckon it should work on any Android device with Bluetooth capability, mine is Samsung and it works OK.

Ali
Ali

Thank you MMalty for your answer. Unfortunately my Android phone is not compatible. It is a ZTE t80. I know Samsung is compatible, but each model of phone varies as to how compatible (IE some functions do not work when used with the car) Could you please tell me what model your Samsung is? Thank you.

Kenny

Kennyasked

XA40 (2013-2019)

I have got power steering, brake and NAV problems. Any recall in Australia?

1 answer
MMalty
MMalty

Hi kenny, I am not sure.

PAUL_DOUBYA

PAUL_DOUBYAasked

XA40 (2013-2019)

Toyota knows about this engine and its issues, now the trade does and values have dropped dramatically. Anyone keen on joining a class action? Email me at pw1712@y7mail.com

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MMalty
MMalty

Hi Paul, I am keen.

PAUL_DOUBYA
PAUL_DOUBYA

We might need a few more, but it's a start, I've sold mine at a loss, but it would be good to see if we've got a case, email me off line to discuss further and share experiences.

Keith2
Keith2

Folks, To win a case in court, you need evidence not opinion, so if the car has gone, the only evidence you can provide is written, if you still have it and it's from an "expert" who can be examined in court. I am not a legal expert, I watch a lot of TV.

kipasika

kipasikaasked

XA40 (2013-2019)

Where is four wheel gear?

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Kent Bradley
Kent Bradley

I'm not sure what you are referring too. the Rv 4 is two wheel drive until the all wheel drive button is activated to engage the all wheel drive, please note the Rav 4 is not a four wheel drive SUV. i hope this is what you are asking, if not just rephrase your question. :)

Decca
Decca

The Rav4 AWD versions will generally run as a front wheel drive. I believe it will run AWD when moving off but cuts back to FWD when going, and, there is no slippage detected by Traction control. The rear wheel drive is controlled by a 'clutch' mounted just in front of the rear differential that brings in the rear wheels when needed.
You can lock the rear wheels in by a switch on the dash but it will cut out at 50?kph

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