What does check engine light really mean?

Asked by Nov 13, 2007 at 09:35 AM about the 2004 Toyota RAV4

Question type: General

3 Answers

a sensor ore modgle or any number of things,your toyota may be running fine but if light is on something is wrong and need to have it scanedto find problem,autozone will do this for free.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

Honestly, there are any of about 150 different things it means. It could be a sensor or module, it could also indicate a problem with the transmission computer components. 95% of these items are emissions related and will affect gas mileage, if not driveability, but a few are directly related to driveability to the point that the car will perform BADLY if they are not working. Best to have the codes scanned and find out.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

how long does a timming belt last? toyota rav 4 suv date on the timming belt is 2003. thx

7 of 7 people found this helpful.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used RAV4 in your area?

CarGurus has 65,431 nationwide RAV4 listings starting at $1,995.


Toyota RAV4 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
    Robert Mitchell
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda CR-V
569 Great Deals out of 66,216 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Highlander
441 Great Deals out of 44,104 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Camry
807 Great Deals out of 71,623 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Corolla
678 Great Deals out of 66,255 listings starting at $1,599
Used Toyota 4Runner
312 Great Deals out of 30,011 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Accord
553 Great Deals out of 91,963 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Tacoma
425 Great Deals out of 40,424 listings starting at $2,600
Used Ford Escape
929 Great Deals out of 105,215 listings starting at $550
Used Subaru Forester
270 Great Deals out of 35,823 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Pilot
433 Great Deals out of 38,674 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Civic
374 Great Deals out of 51,346 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Murano
314 Great Deals out of 24,552 listings starting at $400
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
176 Great Deals out of 16,388 listings starting at $1,900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
46,471 listings starting at $19,711
2017 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
54 Great Deals out of 2,351 listings starting at $15,000
2016 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 2,188 listings starting at $13,691
2015 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
161 Great Deals out of 6,543 listings starting at $12,500
2014 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
58 Great Deals out of 1,561 listings starting at $10,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.