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Assuming all the ignition related systems are switched off when the key is out, your description indicates either bad wiring or a fried ECU.

As the car is 2008 and probably more of a wheeled computer than a car, it would be best to seek expert advice from someone with a clever laptop.

2008 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Nov 03, 2019

Check fault codes at your nearest Auto parts but maybe catalyctic converter

2008 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on May 16, 2019

There is no reset. You have to identify and correct the cause. Take vehicle to local auto parts store that provides battery/charging test services free. They should be able to identify battery failure or other gross charging faults. Keep in mind they are a PARTS store.

2008 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Feb 14, 2019

The relay is the ECM relay and it's in the fuse relay center under the hood near the battery. there is an EFI fuse alson and then theirs two more fuses after the relay ones fuel pump the other ECM. If the check engine light doesn't come on with the key the relay or the ECM fuse is blown if only the fuel pump does'nt work then the fuel pump fuse is blown or the fuel pump is bad.

2008 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Nov 13, 2018

You can take it back to the dealer, and have them change the battery, or go to Autozone, buy the battery and do it yourself. They can show you how to do it. And which battery it takes. It's not hard to do. Good luck.

2008 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Aug 29, 2018

I think I would be having this conversation with an attorney ASAP

2008 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Nov 03, 2017

Usually a problem in the steering column, have the steering wheel checked

2008 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on May 19, 2017

If you smell rotten eggs its usually the cat is stopped up. Go to rockauto.com and look it up, you can try the O2 sensor there also. Just bought an O2 for my Toyota for $19.

2008 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Mar 10, 2017

Should be an extra cable inside rear of car. don

2008 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Jan 04, 2017

Well, probably not.
Since the early 1980's, most cars now have front wheel drives, which include 2 short drive shafts, and each one of those has 2 CV joints, one at each end.
Any one of those four CV joints can break anytime.
A new or rebuilt axle/cv joint set is usually good for about 80-K miles.
Other than regular inspections by a mechanic ( for example, twice a year), the only other precaution to take to eliminate breakdown such as your dtr had would be to have her learn to listen for sounds of problems with the car.
This might mean to turn off the radio, turn off the A/C, roll down all the windows, and be in the car by yourself with no one to talk to, and listen for unusual noises.
A problem here is, if you have not been doing this, you would not know what to listen for!
God bless your efforts.

2008 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Jan 03, 2017

Toyota dealer would be the best place to ask but if there was a recall it is unlikely to help you so long after the purchase date.

The best they are likely to do is partly fund a repair or replacement in their own workshops. A while ago I heard about a guy who suffered engine failure just out of warranty. Toyota offered to replace the engine for him if he paid 60%. Very nice and generous of them but his cut of the bill still cost him a huge £6000, much more than a repair would have cost at an independant repairer. The trouble was he wasn't the original owner, if he was Toyota would have paid more.

Toyota would also need to have proof all the routine maintenance had been carried out to the letter.

When facing expensive problems it is wise to spend a while gathering information and exploring options before making a decision.

2008 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Dec 31, 2016

okay.how would the injectors have anything to do with the vehicle stability control/4wd.??if it were injectors at such a low mileage you would feel a real lack of power.now as toyota own diahatsu you could save yourself a fortune if you ask them to diagnose a fault!!to check vsc is working put car in 2nd and floor the pedal turning as tight a circle you can brave.it should stop the inside wheels from screaming....to check 4wd do the same and you will feel the car trying to pull itself apart.you will see what i mean.!!!

2008 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Jun 29, 2016

the code should be P0442 which says that it has an air leak,leak somewhere in the evaporative control system with the gas cap being the most likely place for that to happen. However, it can be anywhere within the EVAP control system such as one of the hoses. . .Could be the Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor? It measures the temperature of the air going into the engine and is used to adjust the fuel mixture.

2008 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Mar 31, 2016

when the check engine light comes on,the computer system has picked up a problem. the other lights come on because their systems turn off when the computer finds a fault. once the computer problem is repaired,the other lights should go out.

2008 Toyota RAV4 | Answered on Feb 11, 2016

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