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Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual: 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 displayed on the screen.

The rear view monitor system will activate when the shift lever is in r.

If you move the lever out of r, the rear view monitor system will be deactivated.

When the shift lever is shifted to the r position and any mode button (such as “menu”/“apps”) is pressed, the rear view monitor system is canceled, and the screen is switched to the mode of the button that was pressed.

Toyota RAV4. Rear view monitor system


Using the rear view monitor system

Screen description

The rear view monitor system screen will be displayed if the shift lever is shifted to r while the engine switch is in the “on” position.

The rear view monitor system screen will be displayed if the shift lever is shifted to r while the engine switch is in ignition on mode.

Toyota RAV4. Using the rear view monitor system


  1. Vehicle width extension guide line

The line indicates a guide path when the vehicle is being backed straight up.

The displayed width is wider than the actual vehicle width.

  1. Vehicle center guide line

These lines indicate the estimated vehicle center on the ground.

  1. Distance guide line

The line shows distance behind the vehicle, a point approximately 1.5 Ft.

(0.5 M) (red) from the edge of the bumper.

  1. Distance guide line

The line shows distance behind the vehicle, a point approximately 3 ft.

(1 M) (blue) from the edge of the bumper.

Rear view monitor system precautions

Area displayed on screen

The rear view monitor system displays an image of the view from the bumper of the rear area of the vehicle.

The image on the rear view monitor system can be adjusted: refer to p. 400.

Toyota RAV4. Rear view monitor system precautions


Rear view monitor system camera

The camera for the rear view monitor system is located above the license plate.

Toyota RAV4. Rear view monitor system camera


If the camera lens becomes dirty, it cannot transmit a clear image. If water droplets, snow or mud adhere to the lens, rinse with water and wipe with a soft cloth. If the lens is extremely dirty, wash it with a mild cleanser and rinse.

Differences between the screen and the actual road

The distance guide lines and the vehicle width extension guide lines may not actually be parallel with the dividing lines of the parking space, even when they appear to be so. Be sure to check visually.

The distances between the vehicle width extension guide lines and the left and right dividing lines of the parking space may not be equal, even when they appear to be so. Be sure to check visually.

The distance guide lines give a distance guide for flat road surfaces.

In any of the following situations, there is a margin of error between the fixation guide lines on the screen and the actual distance/ course on the road.

The distance guide lines will appear to be closer to the vehicle than the actual distance.

Because of this, objects will appear to be farther away than they actually are. In the same way, there will be a margin of error between the guide lines and the actual distance/course on the road.

Toyota RAV4. Differences between the screen and the actual road


The distance guide lines will appear to be further from the vehicle than the actual distance.

Because of this, objects will appear to be closer than they actually are.

In the same way, there will be a margin of error between the guide lines and the actual distance/course on the road.

Toyota RAV4. Differences between the screen and the actual road


When any part of the vehicle sags due to the number of passengers or the distribution of the load, there is a margin of error between the fixation guide lines on the screen and the actual distance/ course on the road.


When approaching three-dimensional objects

The distance guide lines are displayed according to flat surfaced objects (such as the road). It is not possible to determine the position of three-dimensional objects (such as vehicles) using the distance guide lines. When approaching a three-dimensional object that extends outward (such as the flatbed of a truck), be careful of the following.

Visually check the surroundings and the area behind the vehicle. In the case shown in the illustration, the truck appears to be outside of the vehicle width extension guide lines and the vehicle does not look as if it hits the truck.

However, the rear body of the truck may actually cross over the vehicle width extension guide lines. In reality if you back up as guided by the vehicle width extension guide lines, the vehicle may hit the truck.

Toyota RAV4. Vehicle width extension guide lines


Visually check the surroundings and the area behind the vehicle. On the screen, it appears that a truck is parking at point 2 . However, in reality if you back up to point 1 , you will hit the truck. On the screen, it appears that 1 is closest and  3 is farthest away. However, in reality, the distance to 1 and 3 is the same, and 2 is farther 1  than and 3.

Toyota RAV4. Distance guide lines


Things you should know

If you notice any symptoms

If you notice any of the following symptoms, refer to the likely cause and the solution, and re-check.

If the symptom is not resolved by the solution, have the vehicle inspected by your toyota dealer.

Symptom

Likely cause

Solution

The image is difficult to see
  • The vehicle is in a dark area
  • The temperature around the lens is either high or low
  • The outside temperature is low
  • There are water droplets on the camera
  • It is raining or humid
  • Foreign matter (mud etc.) Is adhering to the camera
  • There are scratches on the camera
  • Sunlight or headlights are shining directly into the camera
  • The vehicle is under fluorescent lights, sodium lights, mercury lights, etc.
If this happens due to these causes, it does not indicate a malfunction.

Back up while visually checking the vehicle’s surroundings. (Use the monitor again once conditions have been improved.) The image on the rear view monitor system can be adjusted: refer to p. 400.

The image is blurry Dirt or foreign matter (such as water droplets, snow, mud, etc.) Is adhering to the camera. Rinse the camera lens with water and wipe it clean with a soft cloth.

Wash with a mild soap if the dirt is stubborn.

The image is out of alignment The camera or surrounding area has received a strong impact. Have the vehicle inspected by your toyota dealer.
The fixation guide lines are very far out of alignment The camera position is out of alignment. Have the vehicle inspected by your toyota dealer.
  • The vehicle is tilted (there is a heavy load on the vehicle, tire pressure is low due to a tire puncture, etc.)
  • The vehicle is used on an incline.
If this happens due to these causes, it does not indicate a malfunction.

Back up while visually checking the vehicle’s surroundings.

Caution

When using the rear view monitor system

The rear view monitor system is a supplemental device intended to assist the driver when backing up. When backing up, be sure to check visually behind and all around the vehicle before proceeding.

Observe the following precautions to avoid an accident that could result in death or serious injuries.

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