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Toyota RAV4 (XA50) 2019-2024 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.

■Before towing

Check that the following conditions are met:

■When towing a trailer

Disable the following systems, as the systems may not operate properly.

WARNING

■Trailer towing precautions

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

Failure to do so could cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury. Vehicle stability and braking performance are affected by trailer stability, brake setting and performance, and the hitch. Your vehicle will handle differently when towing a trailer.

■To avoid accident or injury

■When towing a trailer

Toyota recommends trailers with brakes that conform to any applicable federal and state/provincial regulations.

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 co ...

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 and any o ...

Other materials:

Weight limits
The gross trailer weight must never exceed 1500 lb. (680 Kg). The gross combination weight must never exceed the gcwr described below. 2Wd models: 5985 lb. (2715 Kg) awd models: 6100 lb. (2765 Kg) The gross vehicle weight must never exceed the gvwr indicated on the certification l ...

Cleaning and protecting the vehicle interior
The following procedures will help protect your vehicle’s interior and keep it in top condition: Protecting the vehicle interior Remove dirt and dust using a vacuum cleaner. Wipe dirty surfaces with a cloth dampened with lukewarm water. Cleaning the leather areas Remove dirt and dust usin ...

Front wiper motor
Inspection Inspect front wiper motor Check the lo operation. Connect the battery's positive (+) lead to terminal 5 (+1) and the negative (-) lead to terminal 4 (e), and check that the front wiper motor operates at low speed (lo). Ok: front wiper motor operates at low sp ...

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