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Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual: If the engine will not start

If the engine will not start even though correct starting procedures are being followed (_p. 197, 200), Consider each of the following points:

The engine will not start even though the starter motor operates normally.

One of the following may be the cause of the problem:

The starter motor turns over slowly, the interior lights and headlights are dim, or the horn does not sound or sounds at a low volume.

One of the following may be the cause of the problem:

The starter motor does not turn over (vehicles with a smart key system).

The engine starting system may be malfunctioning due to an electrical problem such as an open circuit or a blown fuse. However, an interim measure is available to start the engine.

The starter motor does not turn over, the interior lights and headlights do not turn on, or the horn does not sound.

One of the following may be the cause of the problem:

Contact your toyota dealer if the problem cannot be repaired, or if repair procedures are unknown.

Emergency start function (vehicles with a smart key system)

When the engine does not start, the following steps can be used as an interim measure to start the engine if the engine switch is functioning normally:

  1. Set the parking brake.
  2. Shift the shift lever to p.
  3. Turn the engine switch to accessory mode.
  4. Press and hold the engine switch for about 15 seconds while depressing the brake pedal firmly.

Even if the engine can be started using the above steps, the system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected by your toyota dealer.

If you have a flat tire
Your vehicle is equipped with a spare tire. The flat tire can be replaced with the spare tire. For details about tires Caution If you have a flat tire Do not continue driving with a flat tire. ...

If the shift lever cannot be shifted from p
If the shift lever cannot be shifted with your foot on the brake pedal, there may be a problem with the shift lock system (a system to prevent accidental operation of the shift lever). Have the veh ...

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If you think something is wrong
If you notice any of the following symptoms, your vehicle probably needs adjustment or repair. Contact your toyota dealer as soon as possible. Visible symptoms Fluid leaks under the vehicle (water dripping from the air conditioning after use is normal.) Flat-looking tires or uneven tire w ...

Solar sensor circuit (passenger side)
Description The solar sensor, which is installed on the upper side of the instrument panel, detects sunlight and controls the air conditioning auto mode. The output voltage from the solar sensor varies in accordance with the amount of sunlight. When the sunlight increases, the output volt ...

Solar sensor (for automatic air conditioning system)
Components Removal 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 solar sensor Using a screwdriver, p ...

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