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Toyota RAV4 (XA50) 2019-2024 Owners Manual: Multi-terrain Select (AWD vehicles)

Multi-terrain Select is designed to control AWD, brake and driving force systems in accordance with the road condition. Use the system when driving over muddy, sandy or rough road surfaces.

WARNING

■Before using Multi-terrain Select

Make sure to observe the following precautions. Failure to observe these precautions may result in an unexpected accident.

Control in each mode

Select a mode that is appropriate for the road condition.

■ Mud & Sand mode

Suitable for driving on roads with increased driving resistance in which tires could become stuck, such as sandy roads, muddy roads, etc.

■ Rock & Dirt mode

Suitable for driving on bumpy roads, such as on unpaved forest roads.

■ Normal mode

Suitable for normal driving. Use Normal mode when not driving off-road.

Changing the mode

■ Dynamic Torque Control AWD vehicles (if equipped)

Pressing the switch switches the mode as follows:

Opening the fuel tank cap


  1. Switches to Mud & Sand mode
  2. Switches to Normal mode
  3. Switches to Rock & Dirt mode

When the mode is switched, the state of the indicator/warning light will change as follows:

Mud & Sand mode indicator, VSC OFF indicator and PCS warning light illuminate.

Rock & Dirt mode indicator illuminates.

The indicators and/or warning lights above turn off.

■ Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD vehicles (if equipped)

Operating the dial switch switches the mode as follows:

Opening the fuel tank cap


  1. Switches to Mud & Sand mode
  2. Switches to Normal mode
  3. Switches to Rock & Dirt mode

When the mode is switched, the state of the indicator/warning light will change as follows:

Mud & Sand mode indicator, VSC OFF indicator and PCS warning light illuminate.

Rock & Dirt mode indicator illuminates.

The indicators and/or warning lights above turn off.

■Multi-terrain Select

■When Multi-terrain Select brake control is operating

The slip indicator flashes when Multi-terrain Select brake control is operating.

■AWD control for Mud & Sand and Rock & Dirt modes

If the vehicle speed exceeds the speeds listed below, the same level of AWD control for Normal mode is performed, even if Mud & Sand or Rock & Dirt mode is selected.

If the vehicle speed drops below the above speeds, the system automatically returns to the AWD control for each mode.

■When "Traction Control Turned OFF" is displayed on the multi-information display

Multi-terrain Select brake control is temporarily stopped due to overheat of the brakes.

Stop the vehicle in a safe location as soon as possible and wait until the message disappears from the multi-information display.

■When the system switches to Normal mode automatically

In the following situations, the system switches to Normal mode automatically:

■Sounds and vibrations when driving in Mud & Sand or Rock & Dirt mode

Any of the following conditions may occur when Multi-terrain Select is operating. None of these indicates that a malfunction has occurred:

■When the slip indicator illuminates

The system may be malfunctioning.

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

■When the indicator for each mode does not illuminate

The system may be malfunctioning if the indicator does not illuminate when selecting the mode other than Normal mode. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

NOTICE

■In order to ensure that Multi-terrain Select operates properly

Do not continuously use Multi-terrain Select for a long period of time. Depending on the driving conditions, the load on related parts increases and the system may not operate properly

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