Toyota RAV4 manuals

Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual: If the vehicle becomes stuck

Carry out the following procedures if the tires spin or the vehicle becomes stuck in mud, dirt or snow:

  1. Stop the engine. Set the parking brake and shift the shift lever to p.
  2. Remove the mud, snow or sand from around the stuck tire.
  3. Place wood, stones or some other material to help provide traction under the tires.
  4. Restart the engine.
  5. Awd models: activate all-wheel drive lock mode.
  6. Shift the shift lever to d or r and release the parking brake. Then, while exercising caution, depress the accelerator pedal.

When it is difficult to free the vehicle

Turn off trac and/or vsc if these functions are hampering your attempts to free the vehicle.

Press to turn off trac.


2Wd models

Toyota RAV4. 2Wd models


Awd models

Toyota RAV4. Awd models


Caution

When attempting to free a stuck vehicle

If you choose to push the vehicle back and forth to free it, make sure the surrounding area is clear to avoid striking other vehicles, objects or people.

The vehicle may also lunge forward or lunge back suddenly as it becomes free. Use extreme caution.

When shifting the shift lever

Be careful not to shift the shift lever with the accelerator pedal depressed.

This may lead to unexpected rapid acceleration of the vehicle that may cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

Notice

To avoid damaging the transmission and other components

If your vehicle overheats
The following may indicate that your vehicle is overheating. The high engine coolant temperature warning light  Comes on or a loss of engine power is experienced. (For example, the vehicl ...

Vehicle specifications
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Other materials:

Only back door lock / unlock functions do not operate
Description The main body ecu receives lock / unlock switch signals and activates the door lock motor accordingly. Wiring diagram Inspection procedure Inspect back door with motor lock assembly Apply the battery voltage to the door lock motor and check the operation of the d ...

On-vehicle inspection
Check fan and generator v belt Visually check the drive belt for excessive wear, frayed cords, etc. If any defect has been found, replace the drive belt. Hint: Cracks on the rib side of a drive belt are considered acceptable. If the drive belt has chunks missing from the r ...

Integration relay
On-vehicle inspection 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. Inspect integration relay Notice: The efi relay ...

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