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Toyota RAV4 (XA40) 2013-2018 Owners Manual: For your information

Main owner’s manual

Please note that this manual applies to all models and all equipment, including options. Therefore, you may find some explanations for equipment not installed on your vehicle.

All specifications provided in this manual are current at the time of printing.

However, because of the toyota policy of continual product improvement, we reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice.

Depending on specifications, the vehicle shown in the illustrations may differ from your vehicle in terms of equipment.

Noise from under vehicle after turning off the engine

Approximately five hours after the engine is turned off, you may hear sound coming from under the vehicle for several minutes. This is the sound of a fuel evaporation leakage check and, it does not indicate a malfunction.

Accessories, spare parts and modification of your toyota

A wide variety of non-genuine spare parts and accessories for toyota vehicles are currently available on the market. You should know that toyota does not warrant these products and is not responsible for their performance, repair, or replacement, or for any damage they may cause to, or adverse effect they may have on, your toyota vehicle.

This vehicle should not be modified with non-genuine toyota products. Modification with non-genuine toyota products could affect its performance, safety or durability, and may even violate governmental regulations. In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from the modification may not be covered under warranty.

Installation of a mobile two-way radio system

The installation of a mobile two-way radio system in your vehicle could affect electronic systems such as:

Be sure to check with your toyota dealer for precautionary measures or special instructions regarding installation of a mobile two-way radio system.

Vehicle data recordings

Your toyota is equipped with several sophisticated computers that will record certain data, such as:

The recorded data varies according to the vehicle grade level and options with which it is equipped. Furthermore, these computers do not record conversations, sounds or pictures.

Data usage

Toyota may use the data recorded in these computers to diagnose malfunctions, conduct research and development, and improve quality.

Toyota will not disclose the recorded data to a third party except:

Event data recorder

This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (edr). The main purpose of an edr is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The edr is designed to record data related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of time, typically 30 seconds or less.

The edr in this vehicle is designed to record such data as:

These data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.

Note: edr data are recorded by your vehicle only if a nontrivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by the edr under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.G., Name, gender, age, and crash location) are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the edr data with the type of personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash investigation.

To read data recorded by an edr, special equipment is required, and access to the vehicle or the edr is needed. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the vehicle or the edr.

Disclosure of the edr data

Toyota will not disclose the data recorded in an edr to a third party except when:

However, if necessary, toyota may:

Scrapping of your toyota

The srs airbag and seat belt pretensioner devices in your toyota contain explosive chemicals. If the vehicle is scrapped with the airbags and seat belt pretensioners left as they are, this may cause an accident such as fire. Be sure to have the systems of the srs airbag and seat belt pretensioner removed and disposed of by a qualified service shop or by your toyota dealer before you scrap your vehicle.

Perchlorate material

Special handling may apply, see www.Dtsc.Ca.Gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.

Your vehicle has components that may contain perchlorate. These components may include airbag, seat belt pretensioners, and wireless remote control batteries.


?General precautions while driving

Driving under the influence: never drive your vehicle when under the influence of alcohol or drugs that have impaired your ability to operate your vehicle.

Alcohol and certain drugs delay reaction time, impair judgment and reduce coordination, which could lead to an accident that could result in death or serious injury.

Defensive driving: always drive defensively. Anticipate mistakes that other drivers or pedestrians might make and be ready to avoid accidents.

Driver distraction: always give your full attention to driving. Anything that distracts the driver, such as adjusting controls, talking on a cellular phone or reading can result in a collision with resulting death or serious injury to you, your occupants or others.

General precaution regarding children’s safety

Never leave children unattended in the vehicle, and never allow children to have or use the key.

Children may be able to start the vehicle or shift the vehicle into neutral.

There is also a danger that children may injure themselves by playing with the windows, the moon roof, or other features of the vehicle. In addition, heat build-up or extremely cold temperatures inside the vehicle can be fatal to children.

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Toyota RAV4. Exterior

  1. Side doors

  1. Back door

  1. Outside rear view mirrors

  1. Windshield wipers

  1. Fuel filler door

  1. Tires

  1. Hood

  1. Camera*

Light bulbs of the exterior lights for driving (replacing method: p. 584, Watts: p. 670)

  1. Headlights/daytime running lights

  2. Parking lights

  3. Fog lights*

  4. Turn signal lights*

  5. Tail lights

  6. Stop/tail lights

  7. License plate lights

  8. Back-up lights shifting the shift lever to r .

  9. Side marker lights

Instrument panel

Toyota RAV4. Instrument panel

  1. Engine switch

  1. Shift lever

  1. Meters

  1. Multi-information display

  2. Parking brake lever

  1. Turn signal lever

  1. Windshield wiper and washer switch

  1. Hood lock release lever.

  2. Manual air conditioning system*1

  1. Audio system*1

  1. Clock

  2. Power back door main switch*1

  3. Fuel filler door opener


Toyota RAV4. Switches

  1. Outside rear view mirror switches

  2. Instrument panel light control dial

  3. Vsc off switch

  4. Bsm (blind spot monitor) main switch*1

  5. All-wheel drive lock switch*1

  6. Power back door switch*1

  7. Driving position memory switches*1

  8. Power window switches

  9. Door lock switch

  10. Window lock switch

  11. Tire pressure warning reset switch*1

Toyota RAV4. Switches

  1. Audio remote control switches*2.

  2. Telephone switches*1, 2

  3. Talk switch*1, 2

  4. “Disp” button

  5. Cruise control switch

  6. Tilt and telescopic steering lock release lever

  7. Back switch*1, 2

Toyota RAV4. Switches

  1. Emergency flasher switch

  2. Intuitive parking assist switch*1

  3. Lda (lane departure alert) switch*1 .

  4. Driving mode select switches

  5. Seat heater switches*1

  6. Windshield wiper de-icer switch*1

  7. Aux port/usb port*2

  8. Power outlets


Toyota RAV4. Interior

  1. Srs airbags
  2. Floor mats
  3. Front seats
  4. Rear seats
  5. Head restraints
  6. Seat belts
  7. Console box
  8. Inside lock buttons
  9. Cup holders
  10. Bottle holders
  11. Assist grips

Toyota RAV4. Interior

  1. Inside rear view mirror
  2. Sun visors
  3. Vanity mirrors
  4. Interior lights*2
  5. Personal lights
  6. Moon roof switches*1
Toyota RAV4 (XA40) 2013-2018 Owners Manual

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Other materials:

Compressor lock sensor circuit
Description This sensor sends 1 pulse per engine revolution to the air conditioning amplifier. If the ratio of the compressor speed divided by the engine speed is smaller than a predetermined value, the air conditioning amplifier turns the compressor off, and the indicator blinks at appro ...

Installation (2005/11-2006/01)
Install abs and traction actuator assembly with bracket Notice: Do not remove the hole plug before connecting the brake tube. New actuators are filled with brake fluid. Install the actuator with bracket with the 3 nuts. Torque: 19 n*m (194 kgf*cm, 14 ft.*Lbf) Hint: The nuts shou ...

Only back door lock / unlock functions do not operate
Description The main body ecu receives lock / unlock switch signals and activates the door lock motor accordingly. Wiring diagram Inspection procedure Inspect back door with motor lock assembly Apply the battery voltage to the door lock motor and check the operation of the d ...

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