Toyota RAV4 manuals

Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual: Trailer towing

Your vehicle is designed primarily as a passenger-and-load-carrying vehicle. Towing a trailer can have an adverse impact on handling, performance, braking, durability, and fuel consumption.

For your safety and the safety of others, you must not overload your vehicle or trailer. You must also ensure that you are using appropriate towing equipment, that the towing equipment has been installed correctly and used properly, and that you employ the requisite driving habits.

Vehicle-trailer stability and braking performance are affected by trailer stability, brake performance and setting, trailer brakes, the hitch and hitch systems (if equipped).

To tow a trailer safely, use extreme care and drive the vehicle in accordance with your trailer’s characteristics and operating conditions.

Toyota warranties do not apply to damage or malfunction caused by towing a trailer for commercial purposes.

Contact your toyota dealer for further information about additional requirements such as a towing kit, etc.

Vehicle load limits
Vehicle load limits include total load capacity, seating capacity, twr (trailer weight rating) and cargo capacity. Total load capacity (vehicle capacity weight) Total load capacity means the combin ...

Towing related terms
Gcwr (gross combination weight rating) The maximum allowable gross combination weight. The gross combination weight is the sum of the total vehicle weight (including the occupants, cargo an ...

Other materials:

Short in front passenger side - side squib circuit
Description The front passenger side - side squib circuit consists of the center airbag sensor and the front seat side airbag rh. The circuit instructs the srs to deploy when the deployment conditions are met. These dtcs are recorded when a malfunction is detected in the front passenge ...

Intake air temperature circuit malfunction
Description The intake air temperature (iat) sensor, mounted on the mass air flow (maf) meter, monitors the iat. The iat sensor has a built-in thermistor with a resistance that varies according to the temperature of the intake air. When the iat is low, the resistance of the thermist ...

Problem symptoms table (2005/11-2006/01)
Hint: Use the table below to help determine the cause of the problem symptom. The potential causes of the symptoms are listed in order of probability in the "suspected area" column of the table. Check each symptom by checking the suspected areas in the order they are listed. Replace p ...

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