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:

Unmatched key code
Description This dtc is output when a key code that has not been registered in the transponder key ecu is inserted into the ignition key cylinder. Inspection procedure Reregister key Clear the dtc (see page ei-18). Reregister the key code with the transponder key ecu (see ...

Thermostat
Components Removal Remove no. 1 Engine under cover Drain engine coolant (see page co-6) Remove radiator support opening cover Disconnect no. 2 Radiator hose Remove water inlet Remove the 2 nuts and disconnect the water inlet from the cylinder block. Remove thermostat ...

Speed sensor
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 battery Loosen the nut and remove the b ...

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