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:

Child restraint seat tether anchor
Components Removal Remove child restraint seat tether anchor cover Using a screwdriver, detach the 4 claws and remove the cover. Hint: Tape the screwdriver tip before use. Remove roof headlining assembly Hint: It is not necessa ...

Cup holders
Front Rear Pull the armrest down. Adjusting the size of the cup holder (front passenger’s side) The adjuster can be removed. Caution Items unsuitable for the cup holders Do not place anything other than cups or aluminum cans in the cup holders. Other items may be thrown out ...

Rear view monitor system
The rear view monitor system assists the driver by displaying an image of the view behind the vehicle and fixation guide lines while backing up, for example while parking. The screen illustrations used in this text are intended as examples, and may differ from the image that is actually displaye ...

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