Toyota RAV4 manuals

Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual: Fuel information

You must only use unleaded gasoline in your vehicle.

Select octane rating 87 (research octane number 91) or higher.

Use of unleaded gasoline with an octane rating lower than 87 may result in engine knocking. Persistent knocking can lead to engine damage.

At minimum, the gasoline you use should meet the specifications of astm d4814 in the u.S.A..

Fuel tank opening for unleaded gasoline

To help prevent incorrect fueling, your vehicle has a fuel tank opening that only accommodates the special nozzle on unleaded fuel pumps.

Gasoline quality

In very few cases, driveability problems may be caused by the brand of gasoline you are using. If driveability problems persist, try changing the brand of gasoline. If this does not correct the problem, consult your toyota dealer.

Gasoline quality standards

Recommendation of the use of gasoline containing detergent additives

Recommendation of the use of cleaner burning gasoline

Cleaner burning gasoline, including reformulated gasoline that contains oxygenates such as ethanol or mtbe (methyl tertiary butyl ether) is available in many areas.

Toyota recommends the use of cleaner burning gasoline and appropriately blended reformulated gasoline. These types of gasoline provide excellent vehicle performance, reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.

Non-recommendation of the use of blended gasoline

Non-recommendation of the use of gasoline containing mmt

Some gasoline contains an octane enhancing additive called mmt (methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl).

Toyota does not recommend the use of gasoline that contains mmt. If fuel containing mmt is used, your emission control system may be adversely affected.

The malfunction indicator lamp on the instrument cluster may come on. If this happens, contact your toyota dealer for service.

If your engine knocks

Notice

Notice on fuel quality

Fuel-related poor driveability

If poor driveability is encountered after using a different type of fuel (poor hot starting, vaporization, engine knocking, etc.), Discontinue the use of that type of fuel.

When refueling with gasohol

Take care not to spill gasohol. It can damage your vehicle’s paint.

Maintenance data (fuel, oil level, etc.)
Dimensions and weights *: Unladen vehicle Vehicle identification Vehicle identification number The vehicle identification number (vin) is the legal identifier for your vehicle. This is the pr ...

Tire information
Typical tire symbols Full-size tire Compact spare tire Tire size Dot and tire identification number (tin) Location of treadwear indicators Tire ply composition and materials Pli ...

Other materials:

Diagnostic trouble code chart
Hint: Parameters listed in the chart may be different than your readings depending on the type of instrument and other factors. If any dtcs are displayed during a check mode dtc check, check the circuit for the dtcs listed in the table below. For details of each dtc, refer to the page indica ...

Removal
Drain engine coolant (see page co-6) Disconnect cable from negative battery terminal Caution: Wait at least 90 seconds after disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) battery terminal to prevent airbag and seat belt pretensioner activation. Remove no. 1 Engine cover Remove ...

Driving the vehicle
The following procedures should be observed to ensure safe driving: Starting the engine Driving With the brake pedal depressed, shift the shift lever to d. Release the parking brake. Gradually release the brake pedal and gently depress the accelerator pedal to accelerate the vehicle. ...

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