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Toyota RAV4 (XA50) 2019-2024 Owners Manual: Windshield wipers and washer

Operating the lever can switch between automatic operation and manual operation, or can use the washer.

NOTICE

■When the windshield is dry

Do not use the wipers, as they may damage the windshield.

Operating the wiper lever

Operating the lever operates
the wipers or washer as follows:

Intermittent windshield wipers

Operating the lights and wipers


  1. or
    *2 Off

  2. *1 or
    *2 Intermittent
    operation
  3. *1 or
    *2 Low speed
    operation
  4. *1 or
    *2 High speed
    operation
  5. *1 or
    *2 Temporary
    operation

*1:For the U.S.A.

*2:For Canada

If equipped, wiper intervals can be adjusted when intermittent operation is selected.

Operating the lights and wipers


  1. Increases the intermittent windshield wiper frequency
  2. Decreases the intermittent windshield wiper frequency

Operating the lights and wipers


  1. Washer/wiper dual
    operation

Pulling the lever operates the wipers and washer.

The wipers will automatically operate a couple of times after the washer squirts.

Rain-sensing windshield wipers

Operating the lights and wipers


  1. *1 or
    *2 Off

  2. Rain-sensing operation

  3. *1 or
    *2 Low speed
    operation
  4. *1 or
    *2 High speed
    operation
  5. *1 or
    *2 Temporary
    operation

*1:For the U.S.A.

*2:For Canada

When "AUTO" is selected, the wipers will operate automatically when the sensor detects falling rain. The system automatically adjusts wiper timing in accordance with rain volume and vehicle speed.

The sensor sensitivity can be adjusted when "AUTO" is selected.

Operating the lights and wipers


  1. Increases the sensitivity
  2. Decreases the sensitivity

Operating the lights and wipers


  1. Washer/wiper dual
    operation

Pulling the lever operates the wipers and washer.

The wipers will automatically operate a couple of times after the washer squirts.

■The windshield wipers and washer can be operated when

The engine switch is in ON.

■Effects of vehicle speed on wiper operation

Vehicles with intermittent windshield wipers

With low speed windshield wiper operation selected, wiper operation will be switched from low speed to intermittent wiper operation when the vehicle is stationary. (However, when the wiper intervals are adjusted to highest level, the mode will not switch.)

Vehicles with rain-sensing windshield wipers

With low speed windshield wiper operation selected, wiper operation will be switched from low speed to intermittent wiper operation when the vehicle is stationary. (However, when the sensor sensitivity is adjusted to the highest level, the mode will not switch.)

■Raindrop sensor (vehicles with rain-sensing windshield wipers)

Operating the lights and wipers


■If no windshield washer fluid sprays

Check that the washer nozzles are not blocked if there is washer fluid in the windshield washer fluid reservoir.

WARNING

■Caution regarding the use of windshield wipers in "AUTO" mode (vehicles with rainsensing windshield wipers)

The windshield wipers may operate unexpectedly if the sensor is touched or the windshield is subject to vibration in "AUTO" mode.

Take care that your fingers or anything else does not become caught in the windshield wipers.

■Caution regarding the use of washer fluid

When it is cold, do not use the washer fluid until the windshield becomes warm. The fluid may freeze on the windshield and cause low visibility. This may lead to an accident, resulting in death or serious injury.

NOTICE

■When the washer fluid tank is empty

Do not operate the switch continually as the washer fluid pump may overheat.

■When a nozzle becomes blocked

In this case, contact your Toyota dealer.

Do not try to clear it with a pin or other object. The nozzle will be damaged.

■To prevent battery discharge

Do not leave the wipers on longer than necessary when the engine is off.

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