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Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual: Engine (ignition) switch (vehicles without a smart key system)

Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual / Driving / Driving procedures / Engine (ignition) switch (vehicles without a smart key system)

Starting the engine

  1. Check that the parking brake is set.
  2. Check that the shift lever is set in p.
  3. Firmly depress the brake pedal.
  4. Turn the engine switch to the start position to start the engine.

Changing the engine switch positions

  1. Lock

The steering wheel is locked and the key can be removed. (The key can be removed only when the shift lever is in p.)

  1. Acc

Some electrical components such as the audio system can be used.

  1. On

All electrical components can be used.

  1. Start

For starting the engine.

Toyota RAV4. Changing the engine switch positions


Turning the key from acc to lock

  1. Shift the shift lever to p.
  2. Push in the key and turn it to the lock position.

If the engine does not start

The engine immobilizer system may not have been deactivated. (_P. 76) Contact your toyota dealer.

When the steering lock cannot be released

When starting the engine, the engine switch may seem stuck in the lock position. To free it, turn the key while turning the steering wheel slightly left and right.


Key reminder function

A buzzer sounds if the drivers door is opened while the engine switch is in the lock or acc position to remind you to remove the key.

Caution

When starting the engine

Always start the engine while sitting in the drivers seat. Do not depress the accelerator pedal while starting the engine under any circumstances.

Doing so may cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

Caution when driving

Do not turn the engine switch to the lock position while driving. If, in an emergency, you must turn the engine off while the vehicle is moving, turn the engine switch only to the acc position to stop the engine. An accident may result if the engine is stopped while driving.

Notice

To prevent battery discharge

Do not leave the engine switch in the acc or on position for long periods of time without the engine running.

When starting the engine

Driving procedures
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Engine (ignition) switch (vehicles with a smart key system)
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