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Only 63000 miles on our 2004 Rav4 but rust will be the end of it at some point. I
recently replaced the gas tank that rotted out and now the fuel filler tube assembly.
We really love this car and will hang onto it as long as we can.

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When I was looking for a 2004 or 2005 Rav I was told that most in our area rusted and were shipped to Africa where there are no safety checks and they want Toyotas. I found one that had been well rust sprayed with the body in good condition. I have my vehicles Rustcheck or Krown rust sprayed yearly. Maritime Canada has salt air from the sea and lots of salt on the road. I still had to replace the filler pipe because the area got full of dirt.
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New this forum. If the rest of the undercarriage is still in fair shape, might I suggest covering it with Fluid Film. Though I just picked up a used Rav4 last week, I've been using Fluid Film on the underside of my vehicles for the past 13 yrs and I must say the result is amazing. It doesn't remove rust, but it prevents it. I have a 2005 Nissan Titan that I bought brand new. After the 2nd year that I owned it, I learned about fluid film. I applied it to the entire underside, inside the frame rails, inside the rocker panels. The undercarriage of that truck still looks like it did 13 years ago. It is messy, I won't deny that, but I hate rust and this stuff keeps it away. I did switch to Woolwax this past year. It's basically the same thing though. Just oder free, and a little thicker. I had been applying fluid film using the spray cans, and this past year, I bought the professional woolwax gun with wands and switched to woolwax.
 
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