Transmission/ECM problems at 68,000.
Cooling system problems at 57000.
Until last month I loved this car, but the transmission freeze came on so fast, without warning or any problem light on, and has not been adequately fixed that I cannot afford to buy another Toyota. I've owned only Toyota (5 of them) for the past 29 years and never conceived of this kind of repair necessary on a car with so few miles on it.
Naturally the 60,000 mile warranty expired and Toyota has not offered enough to correct this problem. Now I see on this and other web sites that this type of problem has been known to Toyota who has done nothing to notify '03 Rav4 owners that this problem exists. I have lost complete and total faith with the Toyota brand and can't wait to get rid of it to buy one of the brands that offer a 10 year/100,000 mile warranty. It's been nothing but a nightmare for the past 6 weeks, and I have had no vehicle.
So much for Toyota's Customer Retention Dept!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th July, 2009