Toyota RAV4 manuals

Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual: 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.

Driving even a short distance with a flat tire can damage the tire and the wheel beyond repair, which could result in an accident.

Before jacking up the vehicle

Location of the spare tire, jack and tools

Toyota RAV4. Location of the spare tire, jack and tools


  1. Tool bag
  2. Jack
  3. Spare tire

Caution

Using the tire jack

Observe the following precautions.

Improper use of the tire jack may cause the vehicle to suddenly fall off the jack, leading to death or serious injury.

Taking out the jack

  1. Remove the cover.

Toyota RAV4. Taking out the jack


  1. Take out the jack.

Toyota RAV4. Taking out the jack


  1. For loosening
  2. For tightening

Taking out the spare tire

  1. Remove the rear deck board.

Toyota RAV4. Taking out the spare tire


  1. Loosen the center fastener that secures the spare tire.

Toyota RAV4. Taking out the spare tire


Caution

When storing the spare tire

Be careful not to catch fingers or other body parts between the spare tire and the body of the vehicle.

Replacing a flat tire

  1. Chock the tires.

Toyota RAV4. Replacing a flat tire


Toyota RAV4. Replacing a flat tire


  1. For vehicles with full wheel ornament, remove the wheel ornament using the wrench.

    To protect the wheel ornament, place a rag between the wrench and the wheel ornament.

Toyota RAV4. Replacing a flat tire


  1. Slightly loosen the wheel nuts (one turn).

Toyota RAV4. Replacing a flat tire


  1. Turn the tire jack portion by hand until the notch of the jack is in contact with the jack point.

    The jack point guides are located under the rocker panel. They indicate the jack point positions.

Toyota RAV4. Replacing a flat tire


  1. Assemble the jack handle extension.

Toyota RAV4. Replacing a flat tire


  1. Raise the vehicle until the tire is slightly raised off the ground.

Toyota RAV4. Replacing a flat tire


  1. Remove all the wheel nuts and the tire.

    When resting the tire on the ground, place the tire so that the wheel design faces up to avoid scratching the wheel surface.

Toyota RAV4. Replacing a flat tire


Caution

Replacing a flat tire

Replacing a flat tire for vehicles with power back door (if equipped)

In cases such as when replacing tires, make sure to turn off the power back door main switch (_p. 126). Failure to do so may cause the back door to operate unintentionally if the power back door switch is accidentally touched, resulting in hands and fingers being caught and injured.

Installing the spare tire

  1. Remove any dirt or foreign matter from the wheel contact surface.

    If foreign matter is on the wheel contact surface, the wheel nuts may loosen while the vehicle is in motion, causing the tire to come off.

Toyota RAV4. Installing the spare tire


  1. Install the spare tire and loosely tighten each wheel nut by hand by approximately the same amount.

    When replacing a steel wheel with a steel wheel, tighten the nuts until the tapered portion comes into loose contact with the disc wheel seat.

Toyota RAV4. Installing the spare tire


When replacing an aluminum wheel with a steel wheel, tighten the wheel nuts until the tapered portion comes into loose contact with the disc wheel seat.

Toyota RAV4. Installing the spare tire


When replacing an aluminum wheel with an aluminum wheel, turn the wheel nuts until the washers come into contact with the disc wheel.

Toyota RAV4. Installing the spare tire


  1. Lower the vehicle.

Toyota RAV4. Installing the spare tire


  1. Firmly tighten each wheel nut two or three times in the order shown in the illustration.

    Tightening torque: 76 ftlbf (103 nm, 10.5 Kgfm)

Toyota RAV4. Installing the spare tire


  1. For vehicles with full wheel ornament, reinstall the wheel ornament.* Align the cutout of the wheel ornament with the valve stem as shown.

*: The wheel ornament cannot be installed on the compact spare tire.

Toyota RAV4. Installing the spare tire


  1. Stow the flat tire, tire jack and all tools.

Stowing the flat tire (vehicles with a compact spare tire)

Type a

  1. For vehicles with an aluminum wheel: before stowing the flat tire, remove the center wheel ornament by pushing from the reverse side.

Toyota RAV4. Stowing the flat tire (vehicles with a compact spare tire)


  1. Place the flat tire on the deck board, hook the end of the belt which is not forked to the cargo hook on the far left side.

Toyota RAV4. Stowing the flat tire (vehicles with a compact spare tire)


  1. Pass the belts from between the wheel spokes through the center hole.

Toyota RAV4. Stowing the flat tire (vehicles with a compact spare tire)


  1. Hook one end of the forked belt to the cargo hook on the far right side, and the other end to the cargo hook on the near left side.

    After stowing the flat tire, check that the tire and belts are secured.

Toyota RAV4. Stowing the flat tire (vehicles with a compact spare tire)


Type b

  1. For vehicles with an aluminum wheel: before stowing the flat tire, remove the center wheel ornament by pushing from the reverse side.

  2. Place the flat tire on the deck board, hook one end of the belt to the cargo hook on the far left side.

  3. Pass the belts from between the wheel spokes through the center hole.

  4. Hook the other end of the belt to the cargo hook on the near right side.

  5. Pull the belt as shown in the illustration to secure the tire.

The compact spare tire (if equipped)

When using the compact spare tire (if equipped)

As the compact spare tire is not equipped with a tire pressure warning valve and transmitter, low inflation pressure of the spare tire will not be indicated by the tire pressure warning system. Also, if you replace the compact spare tire after the tire pressure warning light comes on, the light remains on.

When the compact spare tire is equipped (if equipped)

The vehicle becomes lower when driving with the compact spare tire compared to when driving with standard tires.

If you have a flat front tire on a road covered with snow or ice (vehicles with a compact spare tire)

Install the compact spare tire on one of the rear wheels of the vehicle.

Perform the following steps and fit tire chains to the front tires:

  1. Replace a rear tire with the compact spare tire.
  2. Replace the flat front tire with the tire removed from the rear of the vehicle.
  3. Fit tire chains to the front tires.

Caution

When using the compact spare tire (if equipped)

When the compact spare tire is attached (if equipped)

The vehicle speed may not be correctly detected, and the following systems may not operate correctly:

Also, not only can the following system not be utilized fully, it may actually negatively effect the drive-train components:

Caution

Speed limit when using the compact spare tire (if equipped)

Do not drive at speeds in excess of 50 mph (80 km/h) when a compact spare tire is installed on the vehicle.

The compact spare tire is not designed for driving at high speeds. Failure to observe this precaution may lead to an accident causing death or serious injury.

After using the tools and jack

Before driving, make sure all the tools and jack are securely in place in their storage location to reduce the possibility of personal injury during a collision or sudden braking.

When stowing the flat tire (vehicles with a compact spare tire)

Notice

Driving with tire chains and the compact spare tire (if equipped)

Do not fit tire chains to the compact spare tire.

Tire chains may damage the vehicle body and adversely affect driving performance.

When replacing the tires (vehicles with the tire pressure warning system)

When removing or fitting the wheels, tires or the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter, contact your toyota dealer as the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter may be damaged if not handled correctly.

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