Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Fuel Gauge issue common

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

RAV4 Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Brand new rav4 hybrid 2019 purchased last Saturday. The fuel gauge does not work. When I drive 30 miles, the fuel gauge says I've driven 100. Brought it to service and they stated there is no fix at this time. I tried filling it up when it said empty and

Review submitted by:LaurenC

Pros:Style, comfort

Cons:Fuel gauge, gas tank.

Good, but not as good as I had expected

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

RAV4 Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

We have had many Toyota products over the years. We are empty nesters and bought a 2019 RAV4 Hybrid XLE to travel in. We had the Entune 3, Convenience package and Weather package options. $33,878 MSRP. Having had three previous RAV4's, I was complacent when making this purchase and didn't

Review submitted by:MarkH

Pros:Toyota Reliability

Cons:Too small, too many hard surfaces

Love it, but flawed

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

RAV4 Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

We love this new hybrid and all of it’s new features for 2019. Lots of technology, good mileage. However, like others we experience the fuel gauge issue where you can only fill the gas tank somewhere between 3/4 and full. You never really know how much fuel you have. The

Review submitted by:BobR

Pros:Good mileage, high tech

Cons:Defective vehicle, bad audio system, fuel tank

Unresolved fuel filling problem

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

RAV4 Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Gas tank will not fill. Toyota is aware of the problem and does not have a fix.

Review submitted by:NigelS

Pros:Comparatively good gas mileage

Cons:Fuel tank will not fill Misleading fuel gauge

Good gas mileage, but fuel tank will not fill

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

RAV4 Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I really liked the idea of a compact hybrid SUV and the Rav4 seemed to fit the bill. The gas mileage I was getting was better than my Subaru Outback however I quickly discovered that I could not get the gas tank to fill. I would get to about a

Review submitted by:Reznordog

Pros:Good gas mileage Comfortable ride

Cons:Can't fill the gas tank No CD player

Not getting the promised hybrid mileage

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

RAV4 Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Not getting the city mileage promised and have had only 1 long distance trip that I am reserving my judgement on because it was bad weather and lane assist drove me nuts, had to turn it off, wanted to drag me around the highway. Am only getting 32 in the

Review submitted by:Webby44

Pros:Comfortable, like heated seats and wheel

Cons:Mileage not accurate

Warning for fellow Minnesotans!

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

RAV4 Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

We’ve owned a 2019 RAV 4 Hybrid for less than six months. We live in Minnesota. It is incredibly bad for winter. While driving on the highway in a light snow storm all of the sensors failed due to being covered in snow- the exact safety features we liked because

Review submitted by:Sarmarie2

Pros:Handles snow well, comfortable.

Cons:Not working after six months of ownership

Good vehicle, but not a keeper for us

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

RAV4 Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Early 2019 we decided to change brands for our new vehicle and decided to purchase our first Toyota in over 15 years. We choose the RAV4 based off the expected reliability and resale value. We got the fully loaded limited version as ventilated seats and 360 view were important to

Review submitted by:j7469

Pros:Styling, available options and great fuel economy

Cons:Performance is low, annoyances, seats

Technology and Gas Milage a Farce

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

RAV4 Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I bought this vehicle to 1) Feel safer driving in the metro because of it’s advanced App technology 2) better gas milage and 3)to stay with a local dealer. Five months later the Apps still are not working (Toyota says it is “experiencing difficulties), nor is the gas milage any

Review submitted by:Leah J

Pros:Looks good.

Cons:Expensive, low mpg, technology probs Dealer apathy

MPG 28.4 Highway, AVG 31.3, City Max.36

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

RAV4 Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

3 issues: #1 MPG 28.4 Highway, AVG 31.3, City Max.36 #2 Can only put 9.5gal. with 7 miles range left. If I top it off I can get 10.5. #3 Vehicle range is 320-380.

Review submitted by:Kevin R

Cons:Small gas tank, poor gas mileage,low vehicle range

Battery Dies for no Reason

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

RAV4 Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Brand new 2020 Rav4 Hybrid LE, owned it one month with less than 500 miles. Didn't drive it for two days, then tried to go to work this morning and the battery is dead. Didn't leave any lights on or anything plugged-in. Very disappointing.

Review submitted by:BlakeM

Pros:Drives well, AWD is great

Cons:Battery issues, unreliable

Ok, but could be better.

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

RAV4 Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I bought a limited about 1 month ago and now have 1,000 miles on it. I am averaging 34mpg mixed driving in the winter of PA. The trans has been so smooth, the power is there when it is needed and I liked the design of the dash and controls

Review submitted by:George C

Pros:Decent MPG, lost of storage areas.

Cons:JBL isn't great, on highway the road noise is loud

So disappointed

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

RAV4 Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

We wanted a hybrid rav4 so badly, we ordered one to specifications and waited for 6 weeks to have it built and delivered. It handles well, especially in snow (something that is really important to us), but the gas mileage is far lower than advertised. I have gotten 30-32 mpg

Review submitted by:IowaDriver

Pros:Handles snow well, comfortable

Cons:Unreliable, poor gas mileage

Disappointing gas mileage. Refueling issue.

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

RAV4 Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I have the LE. Driver position: Inside car handle too far toward the front to easily close the door. Getting in and out of the car is not easy, it's cramped and I am not a big guy. As others reported, cannot fill up the gas tank, as it clicks

Review submitted by:Ricky H

Pros:Relatively quiet

Cons:Bad gas mileage. Gas tank issue.

Battery life woes

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

RAV4 Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

My 2019 rav4 Limited has been in the shop 5 times in the past 4 months for battery issues. Bought in August 2019 Jan 2020 - Battery dies (bad cell) March 2020 - Battery dies (bad battery) April 2020 - battery dies (AC amplifier bad due to driver seat heater).

Review submitted by:Kris C

Pros:Fun to drive, stylish, roomy

Cons:Poor battery life

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