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Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual: Dinghy towing

Your vehicle is not designed to be dinghy towed (with 4 wheels on the ground) behind a motor home.

Notice

To avoid serious damage to your vehicle

Do not tow your vehicle with 4 wheels on the ground.


To prevent causing serious damage to the transmission and dynamic torque control awd system (awd models)

2Wd models: never tow this vehicle from the rear with the front wheels on the ground. This may cause serious damage to the transmission.


Awd models: never tow this vehicle with any of the wheels on the ground. This may cause serious damage to the transmission and dynamic torque control awd system.


Trailer towing tips
Your vehicle will handle differently when towing a trailer. Help to avoid an accident, death or serious injury, keep the following in mind when towing: Speed limits for towing a trailer vary by ...

Driving procedures
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Towing related terms
Gcwr (gross combination weight rating) The maximum allowable gross combination weight. The gross combination weight is the sum of the total vehicle weight (including the occupants, cargo and any optional equipment installed on the vehicle) and the weight of the trailer being towed (inc ...

Intake air temperature sensor gradient too high
Description The intake air temperature (iat) sensor, mounted on the mass air flow (maf) meter, monitors the iat. The iat sensor has a built-in thermistor with a resistance that varies according to the temperature of the intake air. When the iat is low, the resistance of the thermist ...

Check for intermittent problems
Hint: Inspect the vehicle's ecm using check mode. Intermittent problems are easier to detect with the intelligent tester when the ecm is in check mode. In check mode, the ecm uses 1 trip detection logic, which is more sensitive to malfunctions than normal mode (default), which uses 2 trip detec ...

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