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Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual: If your vehicle overheats

The following may indicate that your vehicle is overheating.

Correction procedures

  1. Stop the vehicle in a safe place and turn off the air conditioning system, and then stop the engine.
  2. If you see steam: carefully lift the hood after the steam subsides.

    If you do not see steam: carefully lift the hood.

  3. After the engine has cooled down sufficiently, inspect the hoses and radiator core (radiator) for any leaks.

Toyota RAV4. Correction procedures


  1. Radiator
  2. Cooling fans

If a large amount of coolant leaks, immediately contact your toyota dealer.

  1. The coolant level is satisfactory if it is between the “full” and “low” lines on the reservoir.

Toyota RAV4. If your vehicle overheats


  1. Reservoir
  2. “Full”
  3. “Low”
  1. Add coolant if necessary.

Water can be used in an emergency if coolant is unavailable.

Toyota RAV4. If your vehicle overheats


  1. Start the engine and turn the air conditioning system on to check that the radiator cooling fans operate and to check for coolant leaks from the radiator or hoses.

The fans operate when the air conditioning system is turned on immediately after a cold start. Confirm that the fans are operating by checking the fan sound and air flow. If it is difficult to check these, turn the air conditioning system on and off repeatedly. (The fans may not operate in freezing temperatures.)

  1. If the fans are not operating: stop the engine immediately and contact your toyota dealer.

    If the fans are operating: have the vehicle inspected at the nearest toyota dealer.

Caution

When inspecting under the hood of your vehicle

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may result in serious injury such as burns.

Notice

When adding engine coolant

Add coolant slowly after the engine has cooled down sufficiently. Adding cool coolant to a hot engine too quickly can cause damage to the engine.

To prevent damage to the cooling system

Observe the following precautions:

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