One of the best crossover SUVs to reach America and the rest of the world 

the Toyota RAV4 has won hundreds of thousands of loyal customers for its good looks 

practicality and efficiency, the hallmarks of Toyota as a brand. It attracts buyers.

Since its initial release in 1994, the RAV4's success has been steady, with over 10 million units sold worldwide. 

Competing with proven rivals such as the Honda CR-V 

Mazda CX-50 and Kia Sportage, the Toyota RAV4 may not be as dominant as it once was 

But don't be fooled, the 2023 model is more than worth the purchase despite being part of a competitive segment. 

The main problem is a transmission error that usually occurs before hitting 100,000 miles on the odometer 

At this point, shifting gears becomes a problem for the RAV4, resulting in erratic timing  

constant judder that renders the vehicle virtually undriveable. Plus, given how old his RAV4 is in 2002 

ECU failures are common for him even before 100,000 miles. On average, transmission repairs cost about $2,000. 

So if you're considering a 2002 RAV4 that has over 100,000 miles on it and hasn't had the transmission serviced recently, the problem could show up sooner or later.