Toyota 2011 Tundra Owners Manual

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Abbreviation list
Abbreviation/Acronym list
ABBREVIATIONS MEANING
2WD Two Wheel Drive
4WD Four Wheel Drive
ABS Anti-Lock Brake System
ACC Accessory
AI-SHIFT Artificial Intelligence shifting
ALR Automatic Locking Retractor
A-TRAC Active Traction Control
AUTO LSD Automatic Limited Slip Differential
CAL Calibration
CRS Child Restraint System
ECU Electronic Control Unit
EDR Event Data Recorder
ELR Emergency Locking Retractor
FFV Flexible Fuel Vehicle
GAWR Gross Axle Weight Rating
GCWR Gross Combination Weight Rating
GVWR Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
I/M Emission inspection and maintenance
INFO Information
LATCH Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children
LED Light Emitting Diode
LT Light truck
M + S Mud + Snow
MMT Methylcy clopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl
MTBE Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether
OBD On Board Diagnostics
PWR Power
717
RES Resume
RSCA Roll Sensing of Curtain shield Airbags
SRS Supplemental Restraint System
TIN Tire Identification Number
TPMS Tire Pressure Warning System
TRAC Traction Control
TWI Treadwear indicators
TWR Trailer Weight Rating
VIN Vehicle Identification Number
VSC Vehicle Stability Control
ABBREVIATIONS MEANING
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For your information
Main Owners Manual
Please note that this manual applies to all models and explains all equip-
ment, 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 in 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.
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Installation of a mobile two-way radio system
As the installation of a mobile two-way radio system in your vehicle could
affect electronic systems such as the multiport fuel injection system/sequen-
tial multiport fuel injection system, cruise control system, anti-lock brake sys-
tem, SRS airbag system and seat belt pretensioner system, be sure to check
with your Toyota dealer for precautionary measures or special instructions
regarding installation.
Scrapping 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 compo-
nents may include airbag, seat belt pretensioners, and wireless remote con-
trol batteries.
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CAUTION
nGeneral precautions while driving
Driving under the influence: Never drive your vehicle when under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs that have impaired your ability to operate your vehi-
cle. 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 dis-
tracts 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.
nGeneral 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, 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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Symbols used throughout this manual
Cautions & Notices
Symbols used in illustrations
CAUTION
This is a warning against anything which may cause injury to people if the
warning is ignored. You are informed about what you must or must not do in
order to reduce the risk of injury to yourself and others.
NOTICE
This is a warning against anything which may cause damage to the vehicle or
its equipment if the warning is ignored. You are informed about what you must
or must not do in order to avoid or reduce the risk of damage to your Toyota
and its equipment.
Safety symbol
The symbol of a circle with a slash through it means “Do not”, “Do
not do this”, or “Do not let this happen”.
Arrows indicating operations
Indicates the action (pushing, turning,
etc.) used to operate switches and
other devices.
Indicates the outcome of an operation
(e.g. a lid opens).
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1Before driving Adjusting and operating features such as door locks,
mirrors, and steering column.
2When driving Driving, stopping, and safe-driving information.
3
Interior and
exterior features
Air conditioning and audio systems, as well as other in-
terior features for a comfortable driving experience.
4Maintenance
and care
Cleaning and protecting your vehicle, performing do-it-
yourself maintenance, and maintenance information.
5When trouble
arises
What to do if the vehicle needs to be towed, gets a flat
tire, or is involved in an accident.
6Vehicle
specifications Detailed vehicle information.
7For owners
Reporting safety defects for U.S. owners, seat belt and
SRS airbag instructions for Canadian owners and
camper information.
Index Alphabetical listing of information contained in this
manual.
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Headlight
high beam
P. 212
Pictorial index Exterior
Hood
P. 532
Windshield wipers
P. 217
Front turn signal/parking
lights/daytime running
lights
P. 189, 212, 214
Front fog lights
P. 216
Headlight
low beam
P. 212
Front side marker
lights
P. 212
Regular Cab models
Outside rear view mirrors
P. 89
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Tires
lRotation
lReplacement
lInflation pressure
lInformation
P. 547
P. 612
P. 672
Fuel filler door
P. 107
Back window
P. 98
Side doors
P. 47
: If equipped
Tailgate
P. 52
License plate lights
P. 212
Stop/tail and rear side
marker lights
P. 212
Rear turn signal
lights
P. 189
Cargo lamps
P. 450
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Headlight
high beam
P. 212
Pictorial index Exterior
Hood
P. 532
Windshield wipers
P. 217
Front turn signal/parking
lights/daytime running
lights
P. 189, 212, 214
Front fog lights
P. 216
Headlight
low beam
P. 212
Front side marker
lights
P. 212
Double Cab models
Outside rear view mirrors
P. 89
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Tires
lRotation
lReplacement
lInflation pressure
lInformation
P. 547
P. 612
P. 554, 665
P. 672
Fuel filler door
P. 107
Back window
Power back window
P. 98
P. 99
Side doors
P. 47
: If equipped
Tailgate
P. 52
License plate lights
P. 212
Rear turn signal
lights
P. 189
Cargo lamps
P. 450
Stop/tail and rear side
marker lights
P. 212
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Headlight
high beam
P. 212
Pictorial index Exterior
Hood
P. 532
Windshield wipers
P. 217
Front fog lights
P. 216
Headlight
low beam
P. 212
Front side marker
lights
P. 212
CrewMax models
Outside rear view
mirrors
P. 89
Moon roof
P. 102
Front turn signal/parking
lights/daytime running
lights
P. 189, 212, 214
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Tires
lRotation
lReplacement
lInflation pressure
lInformation
P. 547
P. 612
P. 554, 665
P. 672
Fuel filler door
P. 107
Power back window
P. 99
Side doors
P. 47
: If equipped
Tailgate
P. 52
License plate lights
P. 212
Rear turn signal
lights
P. 189
Cargo lamps
P. 450
Stop/tail and rear side
marker lights
P. 212
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Pictorial index Interior
Seat belts
P. 75
SRS driver airbag
P. 119
Head restraints
P. 71
SRS side airbags
P. 119
Floor mats
P. 498
SRS front
passenger
airbag
P. 119
Armrest2
P. 496
Front seats
P. 58
Console box
P. 455
Rear seats1
P. 63
Glove boxes
P. 453
Front separated type seats
Rear cup holders2
P. 470
Bottle holders
P. 471
Horn
P. 191
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Anti-glare inside rear view mirror
P. 86
Sun visors
P. 478
SRS curtain shield airbags
P. 119
Vanity mirrors3
P. 479
Type A
Personal light2/
interior light5
P. 448
Rear seat entertainment
system4
P. 381
Personal/interior
lights
P. 448
Moon roof switches4
P. 102
Overhead console
P. 467
Compass3
P. 510
Garage door opener switches3
P. 503
4: If equipped on CrewMax models
1: Double Cab and CrewMax models
2:CrewMax models 5: Double Cab models
3: If equipped
Rear view monitor system3
P. 229
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Personal light3
P. 448
Type B (If equipped on Double Cab and CrewMax models)
Pictorial index Interior
Anti-glare inside rear view mirror
P. 86
Sun visors
P. 478
SRS curtain shield airbags
P. 119
Vanity mirrors1
P. 479
Rear seat entertainment
system2
P. 381
Personal/interior
lights
P. 448
Overhead console
P. 467
Compass1
P. 510
Garage door opener switches1
P. 503
Rear view monitor system1
P. 229
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Door lock
switch
P. 48
Power window
switches
P. 94
Window lock
switch
P. 96
Inside door lock
button
P. 48
Driving position memory
switches4
P. 68
Auxiliary box
P. 473
1: If equipped
2: If equipped on CrewMax models
3:CrewMax models
4: If equipped on Double Cab and
CrewMax models
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Map holder
P. 460
Front cup holders
P. 468
Shift lever
P. 184
Shift lock override button
P. 630
Pictorial index Interior
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Double Cab models
Power outlet
P. 483
Rear cup holders
P. 470
CrewMax models
Power outlet (12V DC)
P. 483
: If equipped
A/V input port
P. 407
Power outlet (115V AC)
P. 488
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Pictorial index Interior
Seat belts
P. 75
SRS driver airbag
P. 119
Head restraints
P. 71
SRS side airbags
P. 119
Floor mats
P. 498
SRS front
passenger
airbag
P. 119
Armrest3
P. 496
Front seats
P. 58
Rear seats2
P. 63
Glove boxes
P. 453
Front bench type seat
Rear cup holders3
P. 470
Bottle holders
P. 471
Horn
P. 191
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Anti-glare inside rear view mirror
P. 86
Sun visors
P. 478
SRS curtain shield airbags
P. 119
Vanity mirrors1
P. 479
Type A
Personal light3/
interior light5
P. 448
Rear seat entertainment
system4
P. 381
Personal/interior
lights
P. 448
Moon roof switches4
P. 102
Overhead console
P. 467
Compass1
P. 510
Garage door opener switches1
P. 503
3:CrewMax models
1: If equipped
2: Double Cab and CrewMax models
4: If equipped on CrewMax models
5: Double Cab models
Rear view monitor system1
P. 229
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Personal light3
P. 448
Type B (If equipped on Double Cab and CrewMax models)
Pictorial index Interior
Anti-glare inside rear view mirror
P. 86
Sun visors
P. 478
SRS curtain shield airbags
P. 119
Vanity mirrors1
P. 479
Rear seat entertainment
system2
P. 381
Personal/interior
lights
P. 448
Overhead console4
P. 467
Compass1
P. 510
Garage door opener switches1
P. 503
Rear view monitor system1
P. 229
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1: If equipped
2: If equipped on CrewMax models
3:CrewMax models
Door lock
switch1
P. 48
Power window
switches1
P. 94
Window lock
switch1
P. 96
Inside door lock
button
P. 48
Auxiliary box1
P. 473
4: If equipped on Double Cab models
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Shift lever
P. 184
Shift lock override
button
P. 630
Pictorial index Interior
TOW HAUL switch
P. 187
25
Auxiliary box
P. 473
Front cup holders
P. 468
Pen holder
P. 463
: If equipped
Auxiliary box
P. 473
26
Double Cab models
Pictorial index Interior
Power outlet
P. 483
Rear cup holders
P. 470
27
CrewMax models
: If equipped
Power outlet (12V DC)
P. 483
A/V input port
P. 407
Power outlet (115V AC)
P. 488
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Pictorial index Instrument panel
Headlight switch
Turn signal lever
Fog light switch1
P. 212
P. 189
P. 216
Windshield wipers and
washer switch
P. 217
Parking brake pedal
P. 190
Gauges and meters
P. 192
Hood lock release lever
P. 532
Tire pressure warning reset
switch
P. 548
Passenger airbag off
switch2
P. 131
SRS knee
airbag
P. 119
SRS knee airbag
P. 119
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Air conditioning
system
P. 301
Power outlet
P. 483
Outside rear view mirror defogger switch3/ outside rear view mirror
defogger and front windshield wiper de-icer switch3
P. 309
Accessory meter
P. 209
AUX port/USB port1
P. 343, 349, 360
Vehicles with manual air conditioning system (front separated type seats)
Back window defogger switch4/ back window defogger and outside rear
view mirror defogger switch5/ back window defogger, outside rear view
mirror defogger and front windshield wiper de-icer switch5
P. 311
Security indicator1
P. 112, 114
Audio system
Navigation system*
P. 314
3: If equipped on Regular Cab and
Double Cab models
1: If equipped
2: Regular Cab models 5: If equipped on CrewMax models
4: CrewMax models
*: Refer to “Navigation System Owner’s Manual”
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Air conditioning
system
P. 301
Bottle holders
P. 471
Outside rear view mirror defogger switch2/ outside rear view mirror
defogger and front windshield wiper de-icer switch2
P. 309
Accessory meter
P. 209
AUX port/USB port1
P. 343, 349, 360
Vehicles with manual air conditioning system (front bench type seat)
Back window defogger switch3/ back window defogger and outside rear
view mirror defogger switch4/ back window defogger, outside rear view
mirror defogger and front windshield wiper de-icer switch4
P. 311
Security indicator1
P. 112, 114
Audio system
Navigation system*
P. 314
Pictorial index Instrument panel
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Seat heater
switches1
P. 492
Air conditioning
system
P. 292
Power outlet
P. 483
Outside rear view mirror defogger switch5/ outside rear view mirror
defogger and front windshield wiper de-icer switch6
P. 309
Accessory meter
P. 209
AUX port/USB port1
P. 343, 349, 360
3: CrewMax models
1: If equipped
2: If equipped on Regular Cab and Double Cab
models
5: Double Cab models
4: If equipped on CrewMax models
*: Refer to “Navigation System Owner’s Manual”
Vehicles with an automatic air conditioning system
Back window defogger and outside rear view mirror defogger switch3/
back window defogger, outside rear view mirror defogger and front
windshield wiper de-icer switch4
P. 311
6: If equipped on Double Cab models
Security indicator
P. 112, 114
Audio system
Navigation system*
P. 314
Seat heater and
ventilator switches1
P. 494
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Pictorial index Instrument panel
Emergency flasher switch
P. 588
TOW/HAUL switch1
P. 187
Accessory meter
control switches1
Multi-information display
control switches2
P. 209
P. 203
Intuitive parking assist
switch1
P. 223
Front-wheel drive control
switch3
P. 236
Front separated type seats
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1: If equipped
2: Vehicles with multi-information display
3: 4WD models
Front bench type seat
Emergency flasher switch
P. 588
Accessory meter
control switches1
P. 209
Intuitive parking assist
switch1
P. 223
Front-wheel drive control
switch3
P. 236
Power outlet
P. 483
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Instrument panel
Pictorial index
VSC OFF switch
P. 240, 245, 246, 247
Audio remote control switches1
P. 362
Power back window switch2
P. 99
Talk switch1
P. 421
Cruise control
switch1
P. 220
Telephone switches1
P. 421
Engine (ignition)
switch
P. 181
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Instrument panel light
control dial
P. 197
Outside rear view mirror
switches1
P. 89
Tilt steering lock release lever3/
tilt and telescopic steering lock
release lever4
P. 83
Personal/interior light
main switch
P. 447
Cargo lamp main switch
P. 450
RSCA OFF switch6
P. 133
Tilt and telescopic steering
control switch5
P. 85
1: If equipped
2: If equipped on Double Cab and CrewMax
models
3: Front bench type seat
4: Vehicles without driving position memory
(front separated type seats)
5: Vehicles with driving position memory
Headlight leveling dial1
P. 213
6: 4WD models only
QUICK REFERENCE
GUIDE
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE CENTER
1-800 -331- 4331
2011
00505-QRG11-TUN
Printed in U.S.A. 7/10
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TUNDRA
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Tundra
!A word about safe vehicle operations
This Quick Reference Guide is a summary of basic vehicle
operations. It contains brief descriptions of fundamental
operations so you can locate and use the vehicle’s main
equipment quickly and easily.
The Quick Reference Guide is not intended as a substitute for
the Owner’s Manual located in your vehicle’s glove box. We
strongly encourage you to review the Owner’s Manual and
supplementary manuals so you will have a better understanding
of your vehicle’s capabilities and limitations.
Your dealership and the entire staff of Toyota Motor Sales,
U.S.A., Inc. wish you many years of satisfied driving in your
new Tundra.
This Quick Reference Guide is not a full description of Tundra
operations. Every Tundra owner should review the Owner’s
Manual that accompanies this vehicle.
Pay special attention to the boxed information highlighted in
color throughout the Owner’s Manual. Each box contains safe
operating instructions to help you avoid injury or equipment
malfunction.
All information in this Quick Reference Guide is current at
the time of printing. Toyota reserves the right to make
changes at any time without notice.
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OVERVIEW FEATURES/OPERATIONS SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
Spare tire & tools
Tool location
Removing the spare tire
(1) Assemble the jack handle.
(2) Insert the jack handle end into the lowering screw.
(3) Turn the jack handle counterclockwise.
Refer to the Owner’s Manual for tire changing and jack positioning
procedures.
Regular cab models
-behind the right seatback
Double cab models
-under the right rear seats
with storage box
Tool bag
Jack
Tool bag
Jack
Tool bag
Jack
Moving the lever to “LOCK” will allow the door to be opened only from
the outside.
Rear door
Double cab models
-under the right rear seats
without storage box
Doors-Child safety locks
(CrewMax and double cab models)
CrewMax models
-behind the right rear seatback
Tool bag
Jack
(1) (2)
(3)
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INDEX
Engine maintenance 8
Fuel tank door release and cap 7
Hood release 7
Indicator symbols 4-5
Instrument cluster 4
Instrument panel 2-3
Keyless entry16
Light control-Instrument panel 6
Accessory meter 25
Air Conditioning/Heating 20-21
Audio 22-23
Automatic Transmission 9
Bottle holders 26
Cruise control 25
Cup holders 27
Door locks 10
Four-wheel drive 10
Garage door opener (HomeLink®)321
Lights1& turn signals 16
Mirrors-Power side view 10
Moonroof 12
Multi-information display218
Parking brake 18
Power outlets-12V DC 17
Power outlets-115V AC 17
Rear seat entertainment system 24
Seat adjustments-Front 12-13
Seat adjustments-Rear 13
Seat heaters and ventilators 19
Seats-Folding 14-15
Seats-Head restraints 14
Telephone controls (Bluetooth®)26
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel 11
“TOW/HAUL” switch 11
VSC OFF button 24
Window-Rear 19
Windows-Power 19
Windshield wipers & washers 15
Doors-Child safety locks 29
Seat belts 28
Seat belts-Shoulder belt anchor 28
Spare tire & tools 29
Tire Pressure Monitoring (warning) System 28
OVERVIEW
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
SAFETY AND
EMERGENCY FEATURES
1Visit your Toyota dealer for information on customizing this feature.
2 Programmable by customer. Refer to the Owner’s Manual for instructions and
more information.
3HomeLink®is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls, Inc.
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OVERVIEW
Instrument panel
Steering wheel audio controls1
Telephone controls1
Voice command button1,2
Headlight, turn signal and front fog light1controls
Ignition switch
VSC OFF button
Power back window switch1
Emergency flasher button
Multi-information display/Accessory meter control buttons1
Intuitive parking assist button1
Wiper and washer controls
Accessory meter
Theft deterrent/Engine immobilizer system indicator1
Audio system or navigation system-integrated audio system2
Outside rearview mirror/Back window defogger/Windshield wiper de-
icer button1
Front passenger seat belt reminder
Front passenger occupant classification indicator or front passenger
airbag ON/OFF indicator1
Seat heater controls1
Steering wheel controls
(if equipped)
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OVERVIEW FEATURES/OPERATIONS SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
Bench seat with manual
Air Conditioning System
Front passenger airbag manual ON/OFF
switch1 (in glove box)
Air Conditioning controls
12V DC Power outlet
AUX port/USB port1
“TOW/HAUL” button1
Two-wheel/Four-wheel drive selector1
Tire Pressure Monitoring (warning)
System reset
Cruise control1
Interior light/Personal light main switch
Instrument panel light control
“RSCA OFF” switch1
Headlight leveling dial1
Cargo lamp switch
Power rearview mirror controls1
Separate seat with manual
Air Conditioning system
1 If equipped
2 For vehicles with a navigation system, refer to the “Navigation System
Owner’s Manual.”
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OVERVIEW
Indicator symbols
Instrument cluster
Tachometer (if equipped)
Service indicator and reminder
Speedometer
Fuel gauge
Voltmeter (if equipped)
Oil pressure gauge (if equipped)
Engine coolant temperature
Trip meter reset knob
Odometer and two trip meters
Multi-information display
Automatic Transmission shift position indicator
Automatic Transmission shift range display
Automatic Transmission fluid temperature gauge (if equipped)
Without multi-information display
With multi-information display
Driver/Front passenger seat belt reminder
(alarm will sound if speed is over 12 mph)
Charging system warning1
Brake system warning1
For details, refer to “Indicators and warning lights,” Section 2-2, 2011
Owner’s Manual.
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OVERVIEW FEATURES/OPERATIONS SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
Low engine oil pressure warning1
Malfunction/Check Engine indicator1
Engine oil replacement reminder1
Front passenger occupant classification or front passenger airbag
ON/OFF indicator
Anti-lock Brake System warning1
Headlight low/high beam indicator
Turn signal indicator
High/Low speed four-wheel drive indicator
Slip indicator1
Vehicle Stability Control OFF indicator1
TOW/HAUL mode indicator1
AUTO Limited Slip Differential indicator1
Cruise control indicator
Automatic Transmission fluid temperature warning1
Low Tire Pressure Warning1
Theft deterrent/Engine immobilizer system indicator
Low fuel level warning
Open door warning
Roll Sensing Curtain Airbags OFF indicator1
Airbag SRS warning1
Master warning
Low windshield washer fluid level warning1
1If indicator does not turn off within a few seconds of starting engine, there may be a
malfunction. Have vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.
Power steering warning light1
Traction Control OFF indicator
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OVERVIEW
Keyless entry
Panic button
NOTE: If a door is not opened within 60 seconds of unlocking, all doors will
relock for safety.
Push
Push and hold
Push ONCE: Driver door
TWICE: All doors
Locking operation
Unlocking operation
Light control-Instrument panel
Brightness
control
-
+
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OVERVIEW FEATURES/OPERATIONS SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
Fuel tank door release and cap
Hood release
Pull up latch and
raise hood
Pull
NOTE: Tighten until one click is
heard. If the cap is not tightened
enough, Check Engine “
indicator may illuminate.
Pull
Store
Turn to open
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OVERVIEW
Windshield washer fluid tank
Engine oil level dipstick
Engine coolant reservoir
Engine oil filler cap
Power steering fluid reservoir
NOTE: Regularly scheduled maintenance, including oil changes, will
help extend the life of your vehicle and maintain performance.
Please refer to the “Warranty Maintenance Guide.”
Engine maintenance
4.0L 6 cylinder (1GR-FE) engine
4.6L 8 cylinder (1UR-FE) and
5.7L 8 cylinder (3UR-FE/3UR-FBE) engines
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OVERVIEW FEATURES/OPERATIONS SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Automatic Transmission
* The engine switch must be set at “ON” and the brake pedal depressed to
shift from Park.
Shift the shift lever to “S” position from “D” position.
Floor shift type:
+: Upshift (push and release)
-: Downshift (pull and release)
Column shift type:
+: Upshift (push and release)
-: Downshift (push and release)
Downshifting increases power going uphill, or provides engine braking
downhill. For best fuel economy during normal driving conditions, always
drive with the shift lever in the “D” position.
“S” (Sequential) mode
Floor shift type
Column shift type
Park*
Reverse
Neutral
Drive
“S” mode
“S” “D”
Park*
Reverse
Neutral
Drive
“S” mode
+ (“S” mode)
-(“S” mode)
+ (“S” mode)
-(“S” mode)
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FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Four-wheel drive (if equipped)
High speed (2WD)
High speed (4WD)
Turn to “4H” with speed below 62 mph.
Low speed (4WD)
Shift to “N” position when stopped, then push and turn to “4L.”
WD
For best fuel economy and performance under normal driving conditions,
keep in “2WD” position.
Push
and turn
Turn
Turn
Mirrors-Power side view (if equipped)
Fold mirrors in
Return mirrors to
original position
Adjust
Select left or right
Key must be in the “ACC” or “ON” position.
Door locks (if equipped)
Lock
Unlock
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OVERVIEW FEATURES/OPERATIONS SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
Hold wheel, push lever down, set angle and length, and return lever.
Manual
Tilt steering wheel Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
Tilt and telescopic (if equipped)
steering wheel
Length
Lock release lever
Lock release lever
Angle
Push the control switch, set angle and length.
NOTE: Do not attempt to adjust while the vehicle is in motion.
Power
Angle
Control switch
“TOW/HAUL” switch (if equipped)
“TOW/HAUL” mode can be used when carrying heavy loads. As fuel
economy is reduced while in “TOW/HAUL” mode, deactivating when
driving without a load is recommended.
Refer to the Owner‘s Manual for more details on this system before
attempting to use it.
Floor shift type
System ON/OFF
Column shift type
System
ON/OFF
Length
Up
Toward the
driver
Away from
the driver
Down
Angle
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FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Seat adjustments-Front
Manual seat
Separate seat
-Regular cab model
Separate seat
-Double cab and CrewMax models
Moonroof (if equipped)
Sliding operation Tilting operation
Open Tilt
Close Close
Bench seat
*
*
Push once to open/close completely. To stop partway, press the switch
lightly.
* Double cab and CrewMax models only
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OVERVIEW FEATURES/OPERATIONS SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
Seat position (forward/backward)
Seatback angle and fold
Seat position (forward/backward)
Seatback angle
Seat cushion angle
Seat height
Lumbar support (if equipped)
Seatback angle (side)
Seatback angle (center)
Leg support (if equipped)
Seat position, cushion angle and height
Power seat
Seat adjustments-Rear
(CrewMax models)
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FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Seats-Folding
Front (regular cab model)
(1) Pull (2) Pull
Seats-Head restraints
Front-Separate seat
Lock release button
(1)
(2)
Rear (double cab model)
Front-Bench seat
Lock release button
Lock release button
Rear (CrewMax model)
Lock release button
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OVERVIEW FEATURES/OPERATIONS SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
Rear (double cab model)
(2)
(3) Lift up
Pull
(2)
(1) Stow
(3) Pull and
fold down
Rear (CrewMax model)
Windshield wipers & washers
With intermittent wiper
Interval wipe
Single wipe
Slow
Fast
Pull to wash
and wipe
(1) Stow
Without intermittent wiper
Single wipe
Slow
Fast
Pull to wash
and wipe
Adjust frequency*
* Intermittent windshield wiper frequency adjustment
Rotate to increase/decrease wipe frequency.
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FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Lights & turn signals
Turn signals
Headlights
High beam flasher
Low beam
Front fog lights (if equipped)
Headlights
-Daytime Running Light system (DRL) Automatically turns on the front
turn signal lights upon starting engine and releasing parking brake.
-Automatic light cut off system Automatically turns lights off after a
delay of 30 seconds, or the lock switch on remote may be pushed
after locking.
Front fog lights come on only when the headlights are on low beam.
Parking lights
Right turn
Turn
Lane change
Lane change
Left turn
High beam
Auto*
* If equipped
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OVERVIEW FEATURES/OPERATIONS SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
Power outlets-12V DC (if equipped)
Separate seats
Bench seat
Instrument panel
Back of the center console box
(CrewMax model)
Instrument panel Inside of the center console box
Back of the front center seat
(CrewMax model)
Key must be in the “ACC” or “ON” position to be used.
Power outlets-115V AC (if equipped)
Back of the center console box Back of the front center seat
Back of the center console box
Back of the front center seat
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FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Multi-information display (if equipped)
Push “INFO” to change information in the following:
(1) Zoom display of odometer and trip meter
(2) Average gas mileage
(3) Current gas mileage
(4) Miles left on remaining fuel
(5) Running time from engine start
(6) Average vehicle speed
Push “SETUP” to customize to the following settings:
(1) UNIT
(2) KEYLESS ENTRY FEEDBACK
(3) KEYLESS ENTRY RELOCK TIMER
(4) KEYLESS ENTRY ALL DOORS UNLOCK
(5) DOOR AUTO LOCKING
(6) DOOR AUTO UNLOCKING
(7) HEADLAMPS AUTO OFF TIMER
(8) COURTESY LAMPS OFF TIMER
(9) LANGUAGE
(10) DEFAULT SETTING
Parking brake
Set: Depress
Release: Depress again
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OVERVIEW FEATURES/OPERATIONS SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
Windows-Power (if equipped)
Window lock switch
Automatic operation (driver side only) Push the switch completely down
or pull it completely up and release to fully open or close.* To stop
window midway, lightly push the switch in the opposite direction.
Window lock switch Deactivates all passenger windows. Driver’s window
remains operable.
* Not all models equipped with one-touch close function.
Window-Rear (if equipped)
Close Open
Up Down
Driver side
Driver seat Front passenger seat
Seat heaters and ventilators
(if equipped)
Double Cab model CrewMax model
Close Open
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FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Air Conditioning/Heating
Fan speed
Automatic climate control ON
Adjusting the temperature setting will cause the airflow vents, air
intake and fan to adjust automatically.
Air Conditioning ON/OFF
Temperature selector (driver side)
Windshield defogger (fresh air only)
Airflow vent
In “ ” mode, use fresh air (“ ” indicator “OFF”) to reduce
window fogging.
Temperature selector (front passenger side)
“DUAL” button
Indicator ON: Separate temperature settings for driver and
passenger.
Indicator OFF: Synchronize temperature settings for driver and
passenger.
Outside rearview mirror/Back window defogger
Recirculate cabin air (fresh air when OFF)
Climate control OFF
Automatic Air Conditioning
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Manual Air Conditioning
Fan speed
Air Conditioning ON/OFF
Recirculate cabin air (fresh air when OFF)
Temperature selector (front passenger side)
Synchronize with driver side temperature setting
Airflow vent selector
In “ ” or “ ” mode, use fresh air (“ ” indicator “OFF”) to
reduce window fogging.
Temperature selector (driver side)
Select for maximum cooling. Air intake will automatically be set to
recirculate.
Garage door opener (HomeLink®)*
(if equipped)
Garage door openers manufactured under license from HomeLink®* can
be programmed to operate garage doors, estate gates, security lighting, etc.
Refer to “Garage door opener,” Section 3-8 in the Owner’s Manual for
more details.
For programming assistance, contact HomeLink®at 1-800-355-3515, or
visit http://www.homelink.com.
* HomeLink®is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls, Inc.
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FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Type 2 additional functions
Type 3 (with JBL speakers)
Audio
Eject CD
Push to turn
ON/OFF
View CD
information
Push to adjust
tone, balance
& ASL*
Seek station/
CD track select
Station/CD
track scan
Mode
View MP3
folder and/or
satellite radio
category type
Preset buttons - functions in other
modes indicated above number
Load CD(s)
Type 1
Push to skip
up/down
MP3 folder
CD PLAYER
To scan tracks on a disc Push and hold “SCAN.” Push again to hold
selection.
CD changer (Type 3 only)
-To load one disc Push “LOAD” and insert one disc.
-To load multiple discs Push and hold “LOAD” until you hear a beep.
Insert one disc. Shutter will close and then re-open for next disc.
To select a file (MP3/WMA only) Turn “TUNE.FILE” or “TUNE SCROLL.”
To select a folder (MP3/WMA only) Push either side of “TYPE FOLDER.”
* Automatic Sound Leveling
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Use to search within the selected audio medium (radio, CD, iPod®, etc.).
“MODE”
Push to turn audio ON and select an audio mode. Push and hold to turn
audio system OFF.
>
>
Steering wheel switches (if equipped)
RADIO
To preset stations Tune in the desired station and hold down a preset
button (1-6 or one of ) until you hear a beep. Push desired preset
button (1-6 or one of ) to select.
To scan stations Push and hold “SCAN” to scan preset stations. Push again
to hold selection.
AUX port
By inserting a mini plug into the AUX port, you can listen to music from
a portable audio device through the vehicle’s speaker system while in
AUX mode.
USB port (if equipped)
By connecting a USB-compatible portable audio device or USB memory
to the USB port, you can listen to music from the portable audio device
or USB memory through the vehicle’s speaker system while in USB
mode.
AUX port/USB port
Volume control
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FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Rear seat entertainment system
(if equipped)
Front audio system
DVD player
DVD screen
Remote control
Power outlet
A/V input port
Separate seats
Bench seat
The VSC OFF button is used to switch between modes related to the TRAC,
VSC and Auto LSD functions.
Refer to Section 2-4 of the Owner’s Manual for more information.
VSC OFF button
VSC OFF button
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Cruise control (if equipped)
1 The set speed may also be cancelled by depressing the brake pedal.
2 The set speed may be resumed once vehicle speed exceeds 25 mph.
Turning system ON/OFF
Functions
System ON/OFF
Accessory meter
Outside temperature/Cruise information display (if equipped)
Clock
Hour set
Minute set
Change information (if equipped)
“SELECT RESET” button (if equipped)
“SETUP” button (if equipped) to customize unit
Refer to your Owner’s Manual for complete details on this system before
attempting to use it.
Increase speed
Decrease speed
Cancel1
Resume2
Set
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Bottle holders
FEATURES/OPERATIONS
Bluetooth®technology allows dialing or receipt of calls without taking
hands from the steering wheel or using a cable to connect the telephone
and the system.
Refer to “Using the hands-free telephone system,” Section 3-5 in the
Owner’s Manual for more details, or go to Toyota.com and enter
“Bluetooth” in the keyword search.
Telephone controls (Bluetooth®)
(if equipped)
Microphone
Audio unit Steering wheel telephone switches
Volume
Start call
End call
Voice command
button
Rear door
(CrewMax model)
Rear door
Instrument panel Front door
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Cup holders
Separate seat Bench seat
Front center seat
Center console
Back of the center console box
(double cab model)
Back of the front center seatback
(double cab model)
Rear seat
CrewMax model
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SAFETY AND EMERGENCY FEATURES
If belt is fully extended, then retracted even slightly, it cannot be
re-extended beyond that point, unless fully retracted again. This feature
is used to help hold child restraint systems securely.
To find more information about seat belts, and how to install a child
restraint system, refer to the Owner's Manual.
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Keep as low on
hips as possible
Take up slack
Too high
Seat belts
Push up, or squeeze
lock release to lower
Seat belts-Shoulder belt anchor
(CrewMax and double cab models)
System reset initialization
1. Push and hold “ SET” button
until the indicator blinks
three times.
2. Wait several minutes to allow
initialization to complete.
Tire Pressure Monitoring (warning)
System
After adjusting tire pressures, or after tires have been rotated or
replaced, turn the ignition switch to “ON” and press and hold the
SET” button until indicator blinks three times. Let the vehicle sit for a
few minutes to allow initialization to complete.
Refer to the load label on the door jamb or the Owner’s Manual for tire
inflation specifications.
If the tire pressure indicator flashes for more than 60 seconds and then
remains on, take the vehicle to your local Toyota dealer.
NOTE: The warning light may come on due to temperature changes or
changes in tire pressure from natural air leakage. If the system has not
been initialized recently, setting the tire pressures to factory
specifications should turn off the light.
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1-1. Key information
Keys
nWhen required to leave a key to the vehicle with a parking attendant
Lock the glove box as circumstances demand. (P. 453)
nKey number plate
Keep the plate in a safe place such as your wallet, not in the vehicle. In the
event that a key is lost, a new key can be made by your Toyota dealer using
the key number plate. (P. 633)
The following keys are provided with the vehicle.
Vehicles without engine immobilizer system
Master keys
Key number plate
Vehicles with engine immobilizer system
Master keys
Key number plate
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1
Before driving
NOTICE
nTo prevent key damage (vehicles with engine immobilizer system)
lDo not subject the keys to strong shocks, expose them to high tempera-
tures by placing them in direct sunlight, or get them wet.
lDo not expose the keys to electromagnetic materials or attach any mate-
rial that blocks electromagnetic waves to the key surface.
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Wireless remote control
: If equipped
nOperation signals
A buzzer sounds and the emergency flashers flash to indicate that the doors
have been locked/unlocked. (Locked: Once; Unlocked: Twice)
nPanic mode
nDoor lock buzzer
If a door is not fully closed, a buzzer sounds for 10 seconds if an attempt to
lock the door is made. Fully close the door to stop the buzzer, and lock the
vehicle once more.
The wireless remote control can be used to lock and unlock the vehi-
cle from outside the vehicle.
Locks all doors
Unlocks all doors
Pressing the button unlocks
the driver’s door. Pressing the
button again within 3 seconds
unlocks the other doors.
Pushing and holding:
Sounds alarm
When is pushed for longer than
about one second, an alarm will sound for
about 60 seconds and the vehicle lights
will flash to deter any person from trying
to break into or damage your vehicle.
To stop the alarm, push any button on the
wireless remote control.
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1
Before driving
nWireless remote control battery depletion
The standard battery life is 1 to 2 years. (The battery becomes depleted
even if the wireless remote control is not used.) If the wireless remote control
function does not operate, the battery may be depleted. Replace the battery
when necessary. (P. 563)
nIf the wireless remote control does not operate
Locking and unlocking the doors: Use the key. (P. 47)
nSecurity feature
If a door is not opened within approximately 60 seconds after the vehicle is
unlocked, the security feature automatically locks the vehicle again.
nAlarm (if equipped)
Using the wireless remote control to lock the door will set the alarm system.
(P. 114)
nConditions affecting operation
The wireless remote control function may not operate normally in the follow-
ing situations.
lNear a TV tower, radio station, electric power plant, airport or other facil-
ity that generates strong radio waves
lWhen carrying a portable radio, cellular phone or other wireless commu-
nication device
lWhen multiple wireless keys are in the vicinity
lWhen the wireless key has come into contact with, or is covered by a
metallic object
lWhen a wireless key (that emits radio waves) is being used nearby
lWhen the wireless key has been left near an electrical appliance such as
a personal computer
nWhen riding in an aircraft
When bringing a wireless remote control onto an aircraft, make sure you do
not press any buttons on the wireless remote control while inside the aircraft
cabin. If you are carrying a wireless remote control in your bag etc, ensure
that the buttons are not likely to be pressed accidentally. Pressing a button
may cause the wireless remote control to emit radio waves that could inter-
fere with the operation of the aircraft.
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nCustomization
lThat can be configured at Toyota dealer (vehicles without multi-informa-
tion display)
Settings (e.g. wireless remote control) can be changed.
(Customizable features P. 683)
lIt is possible to change the settings (vehicles with multi-information dis-
play) (Feature customization P. 205)
nCertification for wireless remote control
For vehicles sold in U.S.A.
NOTE:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interfer-
ence, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
For vehicles sold in Canada
NOTE:
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, includ-
ing interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors
Before driving
Side doors
The vehicle can be locked and unlocked using the wireless remote
control, key or door lock switch.
nWireless remote control (if equipped)
P. 4 4
nKey
Vehicles without power door lock system
Locks the door
Unlocks the door
Vehicles with power door lock system
Locks all doors
Unlocks all doors
Turning the key a single time in
the driver’s door unlocks the
driver’s door, and turning the
key again unlocks the other
doors.
Vehicles with moon roof
Closes the moon roof
(turn and hold)
Opens the moon roof
(turn and hold)
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nDoor lock switch (if equipped)
Driver’s door lock switch
Locks all doors
Unlocks all doors
Passenger’s door lock switch
Locks all doors
Unlocks all doors
nInside lock button
Locks the door
Unlocks the door
Pulling the door handle can
open the front door even if the
lock button is in the lock posi-
tion.
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1
Before driving
Locking the front doors from the outside without a key
Move the inside door lock button to the lock position.
Close the door.
Vehicles with power door lock system
The door cannot be locked if a front door is open and the key is in
the engine switch.
Rear door child-protector lock (Double Cab and CrewMax models)
The door cannot be opened from
inside the vehicle when the lock
is set.
These locks can be set to prevent
children from opening the rear
doors. Push down on each rear
door switch to lock both rear
doors.
Automatic door locking and unlocking systems (vehicles with
power door lock system)
nAutomatic door locking and unlocking functions
lLocking function: All doors are automatically locked when the
vehicle speed goes above about 12 mph (20 km/h).
lUnlocking function: All doors are automatically unlocked when
the shift lever is moved to the P position with the engine started.
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nThe following functions can be set or cancelled:
nSetting and canceling the functions
Vehicles with multi-information display
P. 2 0 5
Vehicles without multi-information display
To switch between setting and canceling, contact your Toyota
dealer.
Function Operation
Shift position linked
door locking function
Shifting the shift lever out of P locks all
doors.
Shift position linked
door unlocking function Shifting the shift lever to P unlocks all doors.
Speed linked door lock-
ing function
All doors are locked when the vehicle speed
is approximately 12 mph (20 km/h) or
higher.
Driver’s door linked
door unlocking function
All doors are unlocked when the driver’s
door is opened within 10 seconds after turn-
ing the engine switch to the ACC or LOCK
position.
nWhen locking the doors using the key (vehicles with power door lock
system)
The door cannot be locked if the key is in the engine switch.
nKey reminder buzzer
A buzzer sounds if the driver’s door is opened, while the engine switch is in
the ACC or LOCK position to remind you to remove the key.
nCustomization that can be configured at Toyota dealer
Settings (e.g. door lock) can be changed. (Customizable features P. 683)
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1
Before driving
CAUTION
nTo prevent an accident
Observe the following precautions while driving the vehicle.
Failing to do so may result in a door opening and an occupant falling out,
resulting in death or serious injury.
lAlways use a seat belt.
lAlways lock the doors.
lEnsure that all doors are properly closed.
lDo not pull the inside handle of the doors while driving.
The doors may be opened and the passengers are thrown out of the vehi-
cle and it may result in serious injury or death.
Be especially careful for the front doors, as the doors may be opened even
if the inside lock buttons are in locked position.
lDouble Cab and CrewMax models: Set the rear door child protector locks
when children are seated in the rear seats.
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Tailgate
The tailgate can be opened using the tailgate handle. The tailgate
can be locked/unlocked using a key.
nTailgate handle
Pull the handle
Open the tailgate slowly
The support cables will hold
the tailgate horizontal.
After closing the tailgate, try
pulling it toward you to make
sure it is securely locked.
nKey
Unlock with the master key
Lock with the master key
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1
Before driving
Removing the tailgate
nBefore removing the tailgate (vehicles with rear view monitor
system)
These connector covers are used when removing the tailgate, to
prevent the back-up camera wire harness connectors from being
contaminated.
Connector cover (Gray)
Connector cover (White)
Store the connector covers in the
glove box in a plastic bag when
not using.
To disconnect the wire harness
connectors ( and ), depress
small plastic tab on connector
and pull apart from connector .
Tailgate wire harness connec-
tor (White)
Frame wire harness connector
(Gray)
Attach the connector cover
(White) to the frame wire har-
ness connector (Gray).
Connector cover (White)
Frame wire harness connector
(Gray)
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Open the tailgate.
Pull out the plastic wire protector
located in the vehicle bed by
pressing the tabs and pulling the
protector.
Plastic wire protector
Pull out the wire harness from
the vehicle bed.
Attach the connector cover
(Gray) to the tailgate wire har-
ness connector (White).
Tailgate wire harness connec-
tor (White)
Connector cover (Gray)
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1
Before driving
nRemoving the tailgate
Open the tailgate to the angle
where you can release the
brackets on the support cables
from the lugs on both sides.
Lift the support cable bracket up
and slide it off.
To unhook the support cable
bracket, keep pulling up the clip
on the bracket and unhook the
bracket.
Support cable bracket
Clip
Tilt the tailgate to about 45° from
vertical and pull up the right side
of the tailgate to unhook the right
side.
Tilt the tailgate up to 15°.
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Slide the tailgate a little to the
right to unhook the left side.
To attach the tailgate, follow the
removal procedure in reverse
order.
Rear step bumper
Type A
For rear end protection and eas-
ier step-up loading.
To get on the rear step bumper,
use the shaded area in the illus-
tration.
Type B
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1
Before driving
CAUTION
nBefore removing the tailgate (vehicles with rear view monitor system)
Disconnect the wire harness between the back-up camera and the vehicle.
Failure to do so may result in serious personal injury or damage to the vehi-
cle components.
nCaution while driving
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may result in death or serious personal injury.
lDo not drive with the tailgate open.
lDo not get on the rear step bumper.
NOTICE
nTo prevent damage to the tailgate wire harness (vehicles with rear view
monitor system)
Do not pull out all of the tailgate wire harness before open the tailgate.
nTo prevent damage to the camera lens (vehicles with rear view monitor
system)
Store the removed tailgate with the back-up camera lens facing upward.
nAfter closing the tailgate
Try pulling it toward you to make sure it is securely locked.
nTo prevent damage to the rear step bumper
Do not allow more than one person to get on the rear step bumper at a time.
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1-3. Adjustable components (seats, mirrors, steering wheel)
Front seats
Manual seats (Separated type seats)
Seat position adjustment lever
Seatback angle adjustment lever
Double Cab and CrewMax models
Driver’s seat vertical height adjustment lever
Driver’s seat cushion (front) angle adjustment knob
Driver’s seat lumbar support adjustment switch (if equipped)
Passenger’s seat Driver’s seat
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Manual seat (Bench type seat)
Seat position adjustment
levers
Seatback angle adjustment
levers
Center seat seatback angle
adjustment lever
Double Cab and CrewMax
models
Driver’s seat vertical height
adjustment lever
Driver’s seat cushion (front)
angle adjustment knob
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Power seat
Seat position adjustment switch
Seatback angle adjustment switch
Driver’s seat cushion (front) angle adjustment switch
Driver’s seat vertical height adjustment switch
Driver’s seat leg support adjustment switch (if equipped)
Seat lumbar support adjustment switch (if equipped)
Passenger’s seat Driver’s seat
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1
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Folding passengers seat (if equipped on Regular Cab models)
nBefore folding passenger’s seat
Push the seat belt hanger down
as far as it will go when it is in the
raised position.
Pass the seat belts through the
seat belt hanger.
This prevents the shoulder belt
from being damaged.
Make sure that the seat belt is
removed from the hanger before
using it.
nFolding passengers seat
Pull the seatback angle adjusting
lever and raise the seatback to
its upright position.
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Pull the seatback folding lever
and fold the seatback down.
CAUTION
nSeat adjustment
lBe careful that the seat does not hit passengers or luggage.
lDo not recline the seat more than necessary when the vehicle is in motion
to reduce the risk of sliding under the lap belt.
If the seat is too reclined, the lap belt may slide past the hips and apply
restraint forces directly to the abdomen or your neck may contact the
shoulder belt, increasing the risk of death or serious injury in the event of
an accident.
lManual seat only: After adjusting the seat, make sure that the seat is
locked in position.
nAfter returning the seatback to the upright position
Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may result in death or
serious injury.
lMake sure the seatback is securely locked.
lCheck that the seat belts are not twisted or caught in the seatback.
lArrange the seat belts in the proper positions for ready use.
nCaution while driving
Vehicles with seatback table: Do not sit on or place anything on the folded
seatback.
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Before driving
Rear seats (Double Cab and CrewMax models)
CrewMax models
Seat position adjustment
lever
Seatback angle adjustment
lever
Double Cab models
The rear seats do not have a
seat adjustment function.
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Raising the bottom cushion (Double Cab models)
nBefore raising the bottom cushion
Stow the seat belt buckles.
This prevents the seat belt buck-
les from falling out when you fold
the seatback.
Pass the seat belts through the
seat belt hangers.
This prevents the shoulder belt
from being damaged.
Make sure that the seat belts are
removed from the hangers before
using them.
nRaising the bottom cushion
Raise the bottom cushion up
while pulling the lever until it
locks.
When returning bottom cushion to
its original position, push the bot-
tom cushion down while pulling
the lever until it locks.
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1
Before driving
Folding down rear seats (CrewMax models)
nBefore folding down rear seats
Stow the rear seat belt buckles.
This prevents the seat belt buck-
les from falling out when you fold
the seatback.
Pass the seat belts through the
seat belt hangers.
This prevents the shoulder belt
from being damaged.
Make sure that the seat belts are
removed from the hangers before
using them.
nFolding down rear seats
Pull the lever to unlock the seat-
back and fold the seatback down
until it locks.
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CAUTION
nWhen adjusting a rear seat (CrewMax models)
lBe careful that the seat does not hit passengers or luggage.
lDo not recline the seat more than necessary when the vehicle is in motion
to reduce the risk of sliding under the lap belt. If the seat is too reclined,
the lap belt may slide past the hips and apply restraint forces directly to the
abdomen or your neck may contact the shoulder belt, increasing the risk of
death or serious injury in the event of an accident.
lBe careful not to get your hands or feet caught in the seat.
nBefore folding down a rear seat
Do not fold down a rear seat when there are passengers sitting in the rear
seats or when there is luggage placed on/under the rear seats.
nAfter adjusting a seat (CrewMax models)
Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may result in death or
serious injury.
lMake sure that the seat and seatback are securely locked in position by
lightly rocking them back and forth.
lCheck that the seat belts are not twisted or caught in the seat.
nWhen the seatback is folded/the bottom cushion is raised (Double Cab
models)
Do not sit on or place anything on the seatback or storage box while driving.
nWhen returning the seats to their original position
Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may result in death or
serious injury.
lBe careful not to get your hands or feet pinched in the seat.
lMake sure the seatbacks and bottom cushions are securely locked. Fail-
ure to do so will prevent the seat belt from operating properly.
lCheck that the seat belts are not twisted or caught in the seat.
lArrange the seat belts in the proper positions for ready use.
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1
Before driving
NOTICE
nWhen folding the seats
lThe seat belts and buckles must be stowed.
lCrewMax models: Do not fold the rear seat seatback forward with the lug-
gage cover hooks attached.
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Driving position memory (driver’s seat)
: If equipped
Your preferred driving position (the position of the driver’s seat,
steering wheel and outside rear view mirrors) can be entered into the
computers memory and recalled with the touch of a button.
Two different driving positions can be entered into memory.
nEntering a position into memory
Check that the shift lever is set in P.
Turn the engine switch to the ON position.
Adjust the driver’s seat, steering wheel, and outside rear
view mirrors to the desired positions.
While pushing the SET button,
push button “1” or “2” until the
signal beeps.
If the selected button has
already been preset, the previ-
ously recorded position will be
overwritten.
nRecalling the memorized position
Check that the shift lever is set in P.
Turn the engine switch to the ON position.
Push button “1” or “2” to recall
the desired position.
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1
Before driving
Linking driving position memory with door unlock operation
Memorized driving positions can be recalled when you unlock the
driver’s door using the wireless remote control and open the driver’s
door.
nSetting the linked door unlock operation
Set the driving positions into the memory system using the “1”
or “2” buttons. (P. 6 8 )
Turn the engine switch off then, close the driver’s door.
Push the “1” or “2” button and
the button on the wireless
remote control at the same time
for about 1 second until you hear
a beep.
Open one of the doors.
If a door is not opened within 60 seconds after is pressed, the
doors will be locked again and the alarm will automatically be set.
In case the alarm is triggered, immediately stop the alarm.
(P. 11 4 )
nCanceling the linked door unlock operation
Close the driver’s door with the engine switch turned off.
Push the SET button and the button on the wireless
remote control at the same time for about 1 second until you
hear 2 beeps.
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nRetained accessory power
Each memorized position (except for the tilt and telescopic steering column)
can be activated within 30 seconds after the driver’s door is opened, even if
the key is not in the engine switch.
nIf any position memory button is pushed while the adjustments are
being made
The operation will stop. To reactivate the system, push the button (“1” or “2”)
again.
nIf the battery is disconnected
The memorized positions must be reset because the computer’s memory is
erased when the battery is disconnected.
CAUTION
nSeat adjustment caution
Take care during seat adjustment that the seat does not strike the rear pas-
senger or squeeze your body against the steering wheel.
If this happens, you can stop the movement by pressing another seat posi-
tion memory button.
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Before driving
Head restraints
Head restraints are provided for all seats.
Front separated type seats
Vertical adjustment
Up
Pull the head restraints up.
Down
Push the head restraint down
while pushing the lock release
button.
Front bench type seat
Vertical adjustment
Up
Pull the head restraints up.
Down
Push the head restraint down
while pushing the lock release
button.
Rear seat (Double Cab models)
Vertical adjustment
Up
Pull the head restraints up.
Down
Push the head restraint down
while pushing the lock release
button.
Lock release button
Lock release button
Lock release button
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nRemoving the front head restraints
nRemoving the rear head restraints
Double Cab models
Rear seat (CrewMax models)
Vertical adjustment
Up
Pull the head restraints up.
Down
Push the head restraint down
while pushing the lock release
button.
Lock release button
Pull the head restraint up while pushing
the lock release button.
Pull the head restraint up while pushing
the lock release button.
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1
Before driving
CrewMax models
nInstalling the front head restraints
nInstalling the rear head restraints
Double Cab models
CrewMax models
Pull the head restraint up while pushing
the lock release button.
Align the head restraint with the installa-
tion holes and push it down to the lock
position.
Press and hold the lock release button
when lowering the head restraint.
Align the head restraint with the installa-
tion holes and push it down to the lock
position.
Press and hold the lock release button
when lowering the head restraint.
Align the head restraint with the installa-
tion holes and push it down to the lock
position.
Press and hold the lock release button
when lowering the head restraint.
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nAdjusting the height of the head restraints
nAdjusting the front center seat (bench type seat) and rear center seat
head restraints (Double Cab and CrewMax models)
Always raise the head restraint one level from the lowermost position when
using.
CAUTION
nHead restraint precautions
Observe the following precautions regarding the head restraints. Failure to
do so may result in death or serious injury.
lUse the head restraints designed for each respective seat.
lAdjust the head restraints to the correct position at all times.
lAfter adjusting the head restraints, push down on them and make sure
they are locked in position.
lDo not drive with the head restraints removed.
Make sure that the head restraints are
adjusted so that the center of the head
restraint is closest to the top of your ears.
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Before driving
Seat belts
Make sure that all occupants are wearing their seat belts before driv-
ing the vehicle.
nCorrect use of the seat belts
lExtend the shoulder belt so
that it comes fully over the
shoulder, but does not
come into contact with the
neck or slide off the shoul-
der.
lPosition the lap belt as low
as possible over the hips.
lAdjust the position of the
seatback. Sit up straight
and well back in the seat.
lDo not twist the seat belt.
nFastening and releasing the seat belt
Fastening the belt
Push the tab into the buckle
until a clicking sound is heard.
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Releasing the belt
Press the release button.
nUsing front seat belt (Regular Cab models)
Raise the front seat belt
hanger until it locks.
Release button
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1
Before driving
nAdjusting the height of the belt
Front seats (Double Cab and CrewMax models)
Down
Push the lock release button
and slide the height adjuster
down.
Up
Move the height adjuster up as
needed until you hear a click.
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Seat belt pretensioners (front seats)
The pretensioner helps the seat
belt to quickly restrain the occu-
pant by retracting the seat belt
when the vehicle is subjected to
certain types of severe frontal
collision or a vehicle rollover.
The pretensioner may not acti-
vate in the event of a minor frontal
impact, a side impact or a rear
impact.
Rear seats (CrewMax models)
Down
Push the lock release button
and slide the height adjuster
down.
Up
Move the height adjuster up as
needed until you hear a click.
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1
Before driving
nEmergency locking retractor (ELR)
The retractor will lock the belt during a sudden stop or on impact. It may also
lock if you lean forward too quickly. A slow, easy motion will allow the belt to
extend so that you can move around fully.
nAutomatic locking retractor (ALR)
When a passenger’s shoulder belt is completely extended and then
retracted even slightly, the belt is locked in that position and cannot be
extended. This feature is used to hold the child restraint system (CRS) firmly.
To free the belt again, fully retract the belt and then pull the belt out once
more. (P. 148)
nPregnant women
nPeople suffering illness
Obtain medical advice and wear the seat belt in the proper way.
Obtain medical advice and wear the seat
belt in the proper way. (P. 75)
Women who are pregnant should position
the lap belt as low as possible over the
hips in the same manner as other occu-
pants. Extend the shoulder belt com-
pletely over the shoulder and position the
belt across the chest. Avoid belt contact
over the rounding of the abdominal area.
If the seat belt is not worn properly, not
only a pregnant woman, but also the fetus
could suffer death or serious injury as a
result of sudden braking or a collision.
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nChild seat belt usage
The seat belts of your vehicle were principally designed for persons of adult
size.
lUse a child restraint system appropriate for the child, until the child
becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle’s seat belt. (P. 142)
lWhen the child becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle’s
seat belt, follow the instructions on P. 75 regarding seat belt usage.
nReplacing the belt after the pretensioner has been activated
If the vehicle is involved in multiple collisions, the pretensioner will activate
for the first collision, but will not activate for the second or subsequent colli-
sions.
nSeat belt extender
CAUTION
Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of injury in the event of
sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident.
Failing to do so may cause death or severe injury.
nWearing a seat belt
lEnsure that all passengers wear a seat belt.
lAlways wear a seat belt properly.
lEach seat belt should be used by one person only. Do not use a seat belt
for more than one person at once, including children.
lToyota recommends that children be seated in the rear seat and always
use a seat belt and/or an appropriate child restraint system.
If your seat belts cannot be fastened
securely because they are not long
enough, a personalized seat belt
extender is available from your Toyota
dealer free of charge.
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Before driving
CAUTION
nWearing a seat belt
lDo not recline the seat any more than necessary to achieve a proper seat-
ing position. The seat belt is most effective when the occupants are sitting
up straight and well back in the seats.
lDo not wear the shoulder belt under your arm.
lAlways wear your seat belt low and snug across your hips.
nAdjustable shoulder anchor
Always make sure the shoulder belt is positioned across the center of your
shoulder. The belt should be kept away from your neck, but not falling off
your shoulder. Failure to do so could reduce the amount of protection in an
accident and cause death or serious injuries in the event of a sudden stop,
sudden swerve or accident. (P. 77)
nSeat belt pretensioners
lDo not place anything, such as a cushion, on the front passenger’s seat.
Doing so will disperse the passenger’s weight, which prevents the sensor
from detecting the passenger’s weight properly. As a result, the seat belt
pretensioner for the front passenger’s seat may not activate in the event of
a collision.
lIf the pretensioner has activated, the SRS warning light will come on. In
that case, the seat belt cannot be used again and must be replaced at
your Toyota dealer.
nChild restraint lock function belt precaution
Do not allow children to play with the child restraint lock function belt. If the
belt becomes twisted around a child’s neck, it will not be possible to pull the
belt out leading to choking or other serious injuries that could result in death.
If this occurs and the buckle cannot be unfastened, scissors should be used
to cut the belt.
nSeat belt damage and wear
lDo not damage the seat belts by allowing the belt, plate, or buckle to be
jammed in the door.
lInspect the seat belt system periodically. Check for cuts, fraying, and loose
parts. Do not use a damaged seat belt until it is replaced. Damaged seat
belt cannot protect an occupant from death or serious injury.
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CAUTION
nSeat belt damage and wear
lEnsure that the belt and tab are locked and the belt is not twisted.
If the seat belt does not function correctly, immediately contact your Toyota
dealer.
lReplace the seat assembly, including the belts, if your vehicle has been
involved in a serious accident, even if there is no obvious damage.
lDo not attempt to install, remove, modify, disassemble or dispose of the
seat belts. Have any necessary repairs carried out by your Toyota dealer.
Inappropriate handling of the pretensioner may prevent it from operating
properly resulting in death or serious injury.
nBefore using a front seat belt (Regular Cab models)
Make sure the seat belt hanger is secured in the raised position before you
fasten the seat belt.
nUsing a seat belt extender
lDo not wear the seat belt extender if you can fasten the seat belt without
the extender.
lDo not use the seat belt extender when installing a child restraint system
because the belt will not securely hold the child restraint system, increas-
ing the risk of death or serious injury in the event of an accident.
lThe personalized extender may not be safe on another vehicle, when
used by another person, or at a different seating position other than the
one originally intended.
NOTICE
nWhen using a seat belt extender
When releasing the seat belt, press on the buckle release button on the
extender, not on the seat belt.
This helps prevent damage to the vehicle interior and the extender itself.
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Before driving
Steering wheel (manually adjustable type)
The steering wheel can be adjusted to a comfortable position.
nTo change the angle
Hold the steering wheel and
press the lever down.
Adjust to the ideal position by
moving the steering wheel
vertically.
After adjustment, pull the lever
up to secure the steering
wheel.
nTo change the column length (vehicles with separate type
seats)
Hold the steering wheel and
press the lever down.
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CAUTION
nCaution while driving
Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving.
Doing so may cause the driver to mishandle the vehicle and an accident,
resulting in death or serious injury.
nAfter adjusting the steering wheel
Make sure that the steering wheel is securely locked.
Otherwise, the steering wheel may move suddenly, possibly causing an
accident and resulting in death or serious injury.
Adjust to the ideal position by
moving the steering wheel
horizontally.
After adjustment, pull the lever
up to secure the steering
wheel.
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Before driving
Steering wheel (power-adjustable type)
Auto tilt away
When the key is removed from
the engine switch, the steering
wheel returns to its stowed posi-
tion by moving up and away to
enable easier driver entry and
exit.
Inserting the key into the engine
switch returns the steering wheel
to its original position.
The steering wheel can be adjusted to a comfortable position.
Up
Down
Toward the driver
Away from the driver
CAUTION
nCaution while driving
Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving.
Doing so may cause the driver to mishandle the vehicle and an accident,
resulting in death or serious injury.
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Anti-glare inside rear view mirror
Glare from the headlights of vehicles behind can be reduced by
using the following functions.
Manual anti-glare inside rear view mirror
Normal position
Anti-glare position
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1
Before driving
Adjusting the height of rear view mirror
Adjust the height of the rear view
mirror by moving it up and down.
Auto anti-glare inside rear view mirror
In automatic mode, sensors are used to detect the headlights of
vehicles behind and automatically reduces the reflected light.
Turns automatic mode ON/
OFF
The indicator comes on when
automatic mode is turned on.
The mirror will revert to the
automatic mode each time the
engine switch is turned on.
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nTo prevent sensor error (vehicles with auto anti-glare inside rear view
mirror)
nIf a sun visor interferes with the mirror
CAUTION
nCaution while driving
Do not adjust the position of the mirror while driving.
Doing so may lead to mishandling of the vehicle and an accident, resulting in
death or serious injury.
To ensure that the sensors operate prop-
erly, do not touch or cover them.
Hold and rotate the mirror to adjust the
support.
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Before driving
Outside rear view mirrors
Mirror angle can be adjusted.
Power-adjustable type (Type A)
Select a mirror to adjust.
(L: left or R: right)
Adjust the mirror up, down,
in or out using the switch.
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Power-adjustable type (Type B)
Upper part mirror:
Select a mirror to adjust.
(L: left or R: right)
Adjust the mirror up, down,
in or out using the switch.
Lower part mirror:
Adjust the mirror up and
down, in or out by pushing
the mirror surface.
Manually adjustable type
Adjust the mirror up, down, in
or out by pushing the mirror
surface.
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1
Before driving
Folding back the mirrors
From outside
Push the mirrors towards the
back of the vehicle to fold them.
From inside (if equipped)
Press the switch.
Pressing again will unfold the mir-
rors.
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Extending the mirrors (if equipped)
The mirrors can be manually slid
outward to improve visibility
around wide trailers.
nRecommended mirror angle when towing a trailer (vehicles with
extending mirrors)
nMirror operating conditions (if equipped)
The engine switch is in the ACC or ON position.
nWhen the mirrors are fogged up (vehicles with outside rear view mirror
defoggers)
Turn on the mirror defoggers to defog the mirrors. (P. 309, 311)
Power adjust the upper part of the mir-
ror until an appropriate view is
obtained. It is recommended that the
outer 2/3 of the upper mirror be filled
with images other than the vehicle and
trailer.
Manually adjust the lower part of the
mirror until an appropriate view of the
towed object is obtained. It is recom-
mended that the outer 2/3 of the lower
mirror be filled with images other than
the trailer.
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1
Before driving
nAutomatic adjustment of the mirror angle (vehicles with driving posi-
tion memory)
A desired mirror face angle can be entered to memory and recalled automat-
ically by the driving position memory. (P. 6 8)
nAuto anti-glare function (if equipped)
When the anti-glare inside rear view mirror is set to automatic mode, the out-
side rear view mirrors will activate in conjunction with the anti-glare inside
rear view mirror to reduce reflected light. (P. 86)
CAUTION
nWhen driving the vehicle
Observe the following precautions while driving.
Failing to do so may result in loss of control of the vehicle and cause an acci-
dent, resulting in death or serious injury.
lDo not adjust the mirrors while driving.
lDo not drive with the mirrors folded back.
lBoth the driver and passenger side mirrors must be extended and properly
adjusted before driving.
nWhen a mirror is moving
To avoid personal injury and mirror malfunction, be careful not to get your
hand caught by the moving mirror.
nWhen the mirror defoggers are operating (vehicles with outside rear
view mirror defoggers)
Do not touch the rear view mirror surfaces, as they can become very hot and
burn you.
NOTICE
nIf ice should jam the mirror
Do not operate the control or scrape the mirror face. Use a spray de-icer to
free the mirror.
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Power windows
: If equipped
The power windows can be opened and closed using the following
switches.
Driver’s power window switches (Type A)
Closing
Opening
One-touch opening*
(driver’s window only)
*: Pressing the switch in the
opposite direction will stop win-
dow travel partway.
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Before driving
Driver’s power window switches (Type B)
Closing
One-touch closing*
Opening
One-touch opening*
*: Pressing the switch in the
opposite direction will stop win-
dow travel partway.
Front passenger power’s window switch (Type A)
Closing
Opening
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Lock switch
Press the switch down to lock
passenger window switches.
Use this switch to prevent chil-
dren from accidentally opening or
closing a passenger window.
Front passenger’s power window switch (Type B)
Closing
One-touch closing*
Opening
One-touch opening*
*: Pressing the switch in the
opposite direction will stop win-
dow travel partway.
Rear passenger’s power window switch (Double Cab and Crew-
Max models)
Closing
Opening
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Before driving
nThe power windows can be operated when
The engine switch is in the ON position.
nOperating the power windows after turning the engine switch off
The power windows can be operated for approximately 43 seconds even
after the engine switch is turned to the ACC position or turned off. They can-
not, however, be operated once either front door is opened.
nJam protection function (Type B only)
If an object becomes caught between the window and the window frame,
window travel is stopped and the window is opened slightly.
CAUTION
nClosing the windows
Observe the following precautions.
Failing to do so may result in death or serious injury.
lCheck to make sure that all passengers do not have any part of their body
in a position where it could be caught when a window is being operated.
lDo not allow children to operate the power windows.
Closing a power window on someone can cause serious injury, and in
some instances, even death.
nJam protection function (Type B only)
lNever try jamming any part of your body to activate the jam protection
function intentionally.
lThe jam protection function may not work if something gets caught just
before the window fully closes.
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Back window
: If equipped
nClosing the back window
Make sure that the back window is securely closed after closing it.
CAUTION
nCaution while driving
Keep the back window closed.
This not only keeps personal belongings from being thrown out, but also pre-
vents exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
The back window can be opened and closed using the lock release
lever.
OPEN/CLOSE
Push the lock release lever
and slide the back window.
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Before driving
Power back window
: If equipped
The back window can be opened and closed using the switch.
Double Cab models
Opening
Closing
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nThe power back window can be operated when
The engine switch is in the ON position.
nOperating the power back windows after turning the engine switch off
The power back windows can be operated for approximately 43 seconds
even after the engine switch is turned to the ACC position or turned off. They
cannot, however, be operated once either front door is opened.
CrewMax models
Opening
Closing
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Before driving
CAUTION
nClosing the back window
Observe the following precautions.
Failing to do so may result in death or serious injury.
lCheck to make sure that all passengers do not have any part of their body
in a position where it could be caught when a window is being operated.
lDo not allow children to operate the power back window.
Closing a back window on someone can cause serious injury, and in some
instances, even death.
nCaution while driving
Keep the back window closed.
This not only keeps personal belongings from being thrown out, but also pre-
vents exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
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Moon roof
: If equipped
Use the overhead switches to open, close, and tilt the moon roof up
and down.
nOpening and closing
Open
Close
To stop partway, press the
switch lightly.
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nThe moon roof can be operated when
The engine switch is in the ON position.
nDoor lock linked moon roof operation
The moon roof can be opened and closed using the key. (P. 47)
nOperating the moon roof after turning the engine switch off
The moon roof can be operated for approximately 43 seconds even after the
engine switch is turned to the ACC or turned off. It cannot, however, be oper-
ated once either front door is opened.
nJam protection function
If an object is detected between the moon roof and the frame while closing
or tilting down, travel is stopped and the moon roof opens slightly.
nTilt up and down
Tilt up
Tilt down
To stop partway, press the
switch lightly.
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nIf the moon roof cannot be closed automatically
Keep the switch depressed.
nSunshade
The sunshade can be opened and closed manually. However, the sunshade
will open automatically when the moon roof is opened.
nMoon roof open reminder function
An alarm will sound when the driver’s door is opened with the moon roof not
fully closed and the engine switch off.
nWhen the battery is disconnected
The moon roof must be initialized in order to ensure proper operation.
Push and hold the switch toward the UP (tilt up) side or (sliding
close) side.
After the moon roof will tilt up and down, release the switch.
To ensure the initialization is complete, make sure automatic open-
ing and closing functions work properly.
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nWhen the moon roof does not close normally
Perform the following procedure:
lIf the moon roof closes but then re-opens slightly.
Stop the vehicle.
Press and hold the (sliding close) switch.*1
The moon roof will close, reopen and pause for approximately 10
seconds.*2 Then it will close again, tilt up and pause for approxi-
mately 1 second. Finally, it will tilt down, open and close.
Check to make sure that the moon roof is completely closed and
then release the switch.
lIf the moon roof tilts down but then tilts back up
Stop the vehicle.
Press and hold the UP (tilt up) switch*1 until the moon roof moves
into the tilt up position and stops.
Release the UP (tilt up) switch once and then press and hold the
UP (tilt up) switch again.*1
The moon roof will pause for approximately 10 seconds in the tilt up
position.*2 Then it will adjust slightly and pause for approximately 1
second. Finally, it will tilt down, open and close.
Check to make sure that the moon roof is completely closed and
then release the switch.
*1:If the switch is released at the incorrect time, the procedure will
have to be performed again from the beginning.
*2:If the switch is released after the above mentioned 10 second
pause, automatic operation will be disabled. In that case, press
and hold the (sliding close) or UP (tilt up) switch, and the
moon roof will tilt up and pause for approximately 1 second.
Then it will tilt down, open and close. Check to make sure that
the moon roof is completely closed and then release the switch.
If the moon roof does not fully close even after performing the above proce-
dure correctly, have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.
nCustomization that can be configured at Toyota dealer
Settings (e.g. moon roof) can be changed.
(Customizable features P. 683)
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CAUTION
nOpening the moon roof
Observe the following precautions.
Failing to do so may cause death or serious injury.
lDo not allow any passengers to put their hands or heads outside the vehi-
cle while it is moving.
lDo not sit on top of the moon roof.
nClosing the moon roof
Observe the following precautions.
Failing to do so may result in death or serious injury.
lCheck to make sure that all passengers do not have any part of their bod-
ies in a position where they could be caught when the moon roof is being
operated.
lDo not allow children to operate the moon roof.
Closing the moon roof on someone can cause death or serious injury.
nJam protection function
lNever try jamming any part of your body to activate the jam protection
function intentionally.
lThe jam protection function may not work if something gets caught just
before the moon roof fully closes.
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1-5. Refueling
Opening the fuel tank cap
Perform the following steps to open the fuel tank cap.
nBefore refueling the vehicle
Turn the engine switch off and ensure that all the doors and win-
dows are closed.
nOpening the fuel tank cap
Open the fuel filler door.
Turn the fuel tank cap slowly
to open.
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Closing the fuel tank cap
When installing the fuel tank cap,
turn it until you hear a click.
The cap will turn slightly to the
opposite direction when released.
Hang the fuel tank cap on the
back of the fuel filler door.
nFuel types (Gasoline engine)
Use unleaded gasoline. (Octane rating 87 [Research Octane Number 91] or
higher)
nFuel types (Flex-fuel engine)
Use unleaded gasoline (Octane rating 87 [Research Octane Number 91] or
higher), E85, or a blend of these two fuels. (P. 668)
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nIdentifying flex-fuel vehicles
nFuel tank capacity
Approximately 26.4 gal. (100 L, 22.0 Imp.gal.)
nE85 Fueling Stations (Flex-fuel vehicles)
E85 fueling stations and fuel pumps can be identified by the indication “E85
85% Ethanol”. For more information about fueling stations, please refer to
the U.S. Department of Energy Web site.
http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/locator/stations/
nRefueling (Flex-fuel vehicles)
Observe the following precautions when switching fuels, in order to maintain
starting and driving performance.
lDo not change fuels when the fuel level is 1/4 or less.
lAlways add at least 2.6 gal. (10 L) of fuel.
lAfter filling up with fuel, warm up the engine or drive the vehicle for at
least 5 minutes or 7 miles (11 km).
lDo not accelerate rapidly immediately after refueling.
Flex-fuel vehicles can be identified by the
fuel tank cap, which is marked
“FLEXFUEL E85/GASOLINE”.
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CAUTION
nRefueling the vehicle
Observe the following precautions while refueling the vehicle.
Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.
lTouch the vehicle or some other metal surface to discharge any static
electricity.
Sparks resulting from discharging static electricity may cause the fuel
vapors to ignite.
lAlways hold the grips on the fuel tank cap and turn it slowly to remove it.
A whooshing sound may be heard when the fuel tank cap is loosened.
Wait until the sound cannot be heard before fully removing the cap.
In hot weather, pressurized fuel may spray out of the filler neck and cause
injury.
lDo not allow anyone that has not discharged static electricity from their
bodies to come close to an open fuel tank.
lDo not inhale vaporized fuel.
Fuel contains substances that are harmful if inhaled.
lDo not smoke while refueling the vehicle.
Doing so may cause the fuel to ignite and cause a fire.
lDo not return to the vehicle or touch any person or object that is statically
charged.
This may cause static electricity to build up, resulting in a possible ignition
hazard.
nWhen replacing the fuel cap
Do not use anything but a genuine Toyota fuel tank cap designed for your
vehicle. Doing so may cause a fire or other incident which may result in
death or serious injury.
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NOTICE
nRefueling
Do not spill fuel during refueling.
Doing so may damage the vehicle, such as causing the exhaust systems to
operate abnormally or damaging fuel system components or the vehicle’s
painted surface.
nTo prevent damage to the fuel filler door
Do not apply excessive force.
nE85 fuel
E85 fuel can be used only in flex-fuel vehicles. Do not add E85 fuel to a gas-
oline-engine vehicle.
Filling a gasoline-engine vehicle with E85 will have a negative impact on
starting and driving performance and will cause damage to the fuel system
components.
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Engine immobilizer system
: If equipped
nSystem maintenance
The vehicle has a maintenance-free type engine immobilizer system.
nConditions that may cause the system to malfunction
lIf the key is in contact with a metallic object
lIf the key is in close proximity to or touching a key to the security system
(key with a built-in transponder chip) of another vehicle
The vehicle’s keys have built-in transponder chips that prevent the
engine from starting if the key has not been previously registered in
the vehicle’s on-board computer.
Never leave the keys inside the vehicle when you leave the vehicle.
The indicator light flashes after
the key has been removed
from the engine switch to indi-
cate that the system is operat-
ing.
The indicator light stops flash-
ing after the registered key
has been inserted into the
engine switch to indicate that
the system has been can-
celed.
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nCertifications for the engine immobilizer system
For vehicles sold in U.S.A.
FCC ID: MOZRI-21BTY
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interfer-
ence, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC WARNING:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For vehicles sold in Canada
This device complied with RSS-210 of Industry Canada.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, includ-
ing interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
NOTICE
nTo ensure the system operates correctly
Do not modify or remove the system. If modified or removed, the proper
operation of the system cannot be guaranteed.
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Alarm
: If equipped
The system sounds the alarm and flashes lights when forcible entry
is detected.
nTriggering of the alarm
The alarm is triggered in the following situations when the alarm
is set.
lA locked door is unlocked or opened in any way other than
using the wireless remote control door lock function or key.
(The doors will lock again automatically.)
lThe hood is opened.
lVehicles with the glass breakage sensor (if equipped): The
side windows are tapped or broken.
lThe battery is reconnected.
nSetting the alarm system
Close the doors and hood,
and lock all the doors. The
system will be set automati-
cally after 30 seconds.
The indicator light changes
from being on to flashing when
the system is set.
nDeactivating or stopping the alarm
lUnlock the doors.
lTurn the engine switch to the ACC or ON position, or start the
engine.
(The alarm will be deactivated or stopped after a few sec-
onds.)
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nSystem maintenance
The vehicle has a maintenance-free type alarm system.
nItems to check before locking the vehicle
To prevent unexpected triggering of the alarm and vehicle theft, make sure
of the following.
lNobody is in the vehicle.
lThe windows and moon roof are closed before the alarm is set.
lNo valuables or other personal items are left in the vehicle.
nTriggering of the alarm
The alarm may be triggered in the following situations.
(Stopping the alarm deactivates the alarm system.)
nPanic mode
P. 4 4
nWhen the battery is disconnected
Be sure to cancel the alarm system.
If the battery is discharged before canceling the alarm, the system may be
triggered when the battery is reconnected.
lA person inside the vehicle opens a
door or hood.
lThe battery is recharged or replaced
when the vehicle is locked.
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nAlarm-operated door lock
lWhen the alarm is operating, the doors are locked automatically to pre-
vent intruders.
lDo not leave the key inside the vehicle when the alarm is operating, and
make sure the key is not inside the vehicle when recharging or replacing
the battery.
NOTICE
nTo ensure the system operates correctly
Do not modify or remove the system. If modified or removed, the proper
operation of the system cannot be guaranteed.
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1-7. Safety information
Correct driving posture
Drive in a good posture as follows:
Sit upright and well back in
the seat. (P. 5 8 )
Adjust the position of the
seat forward or backward to
ensure the pedals can be
reached and easily
depressed to the extent
required. (P. 58)
Adjust the seatback so that
the controls are easily oper-
able.
Adjust the tilt and telescopic
positions of the steering
wheel downward so the air-
bag is facing your chest.
(P. 83, 85)
Lock the head restraint in
place with the center of the
head restraint closest to the
top of your ears. (P. 71)
Wear the seat belt correctly.
(P. 75)
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CAUTION
nWhile driving
lDo not adjust the position of the driver’s seat while driving.
Doing so could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
lDo not place a cushion between the driver or passenger and the seatback.
A cushion may prevent correct posture from being achieved, and reduce
the effectiveness of the seat belt and head restraint, increasing the risk of
death or serious injury to the driver or passenger.
lDo not place anything under the front seats.
Objects placed under the front seats may become jammed in the seat
tracks and stop the seat from locking in place. This may lead to an acci-
dent. The adjustment mechanism may also be damaged.
nAdjusting the seat position
lDo not recline the seat more than necessary when the vehicle is in motion,
to reduce the risk of sliding under the lap belt.
If the seat is too reclined during an accident, the lap belt may slide past the
hips and apply restraint forces directly to the abdomen or your neck may
contact the shoulder belt, increasing the risk of death or serious injury.
lTake care when adjusting the seat position to ensure that other passen-
gers are not injured by the moving seat.
lDo not put your hands under the seat or near the moving parts to avoid
injury.
Fingers or hands may become jammed in the seat mechanism.
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Before driving
SRS airbags
The SRS airbags inflate when the vehicle is subjected to certain
types of severe impacts that may cause significant injury to the
occupants. They work together with the seat belts to help reduce the
risk of death or serious injury.
Front airbags
Driver airbag/front passenger airbag
Can help protect the head and chest of the driver and right front
passenger from impact with interior components.
Knee airbags
Can help provide driver and front passenger protection.
Side and curtain shield airbags
Side airbags
Can help protect the torso of the front seat occupants.
Curtain shield airbags
Can help protect primarily the head of outside seat occupants.
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Airbag system components
Regular Cab models
Double Cab and CrewMax models
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Your vehicle is equipped with ADVANCED AIRBAGS designed based
on US motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS208). The airbag sys-
tem controls airbag deployment power for the driver and right front
passenger. The driver airbag system consists of the driver seat’s
position sensor etc. The front passenger’s airbag system consists of
the front passenger occupant classification sensor etc.
The main SRS airbag system components are shown above. The
SRS airbag system is controlled by the airbag sensor assembly. The
airbag sensor assembly consists of a safing sensor and an airbag
sensor.
Front bench type seat: The SRS airbags are designed to protect the
driver and right front passenger, and they are not designed to protect
an occupant in the front center seating position.
In certain types of severe frontal or side impacts, the SRS airbag sys-
tem triggers the airbag inflators. A chemical reaction in the inflators
quickly fills the airbags with non-toxic gas to help restrain the motion
of the occupants.
Side airbags
AIR BAG ON and AIR BAG
OFF indicator lights
Curtain shield airbags
Front passenger airbag
Knee airbags
Side and curtain shield air-
bag sensors
Front airbag sensors
Airbag sensor assembly
Curtain shield airbag sen-
sors (Double Cab and
CrewMax models)
Front passenger’s seat belt
buckle switch
Occupant detection system
(ECU and sensors)
SRS warning light and
RSCA OFF indicator light
RSCA OFF switch
(4WD models only)
Driver’s seat position sen-
sor
Driver airbag
Driver’s seat belt buckle
switch
Passenger airbag off switch
(Regular Cab models)
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nSRS warning light
This warning light system monitors the airbag sensor assembly, front airbag
sensors, side and curtain shield airbag sensor assemblies, curtain shield air-
bag sensor assemblies, driver’s seat position sensor, driver’s seat belt
buckle switch, front passenger occupant classification system, AIR BAG ON
and AIR BAG OFF indicator lights, front passenger’s seat belt buckle switch,
passenger airbag off switch (Regular Cab models), front seat belt preten-
sioner assemblies, RSCA OFF indicator light, inflators, interconnecting wir-
ing and power sources. (P. 600)
nIf the SRS airbags deploy (inflate)
lBruising and slight abrasions may result from contact with a deploying
(inflating) SRS airbag.
lA loud noise and white powder will be emitted.
lParts of the airbag module (steering wheel hub, airbag cover and inflator)
as well as the front seats, and parts of the front and rear pillars and roof
side rail, may be hot for several minutes. The airbag itself may also be
hot.
lThe front windshield may crack.
nOperating conditions (front airbags)
lThe SRS front airbag will deploy in the event of an impact that exceeds
the set threshold level (the level of force corresponding to an approxi-
mately 12-18 mph [20-30 km/h] frontal collision with a fixed wall that does
not move or deform).
However, this threshold velocity will be considerably higher if the vehicle
strikes an object, such as a parked vehicle or sign pole, which can move or
deform on impact, or if the vehicle is involved in an underride collision (e.g.
a collision in which the front of the vehicle “underrides”, or goes under, the
bed of a truck, etc.).
lIt is possible that in some collisions where the forward deceleration of the
vehicle is very close to the designed threshold level, the SRS front air-
bags and the seat belt pretensioners may not activate together.
lThe SRS front passenger airbag will not activate if there is no passenger
sitting in the right front passenger seat. However, the front passenger air-
bag may deploy if luggage is put in the seat, or the seat belt is fastened,
even if the seat is unoccupied. (P. 135)
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nOperating conditions (side airbags and curtain shield airbags)
The SRS side airbags and SRS curtain shield airbags will deploy in the
event of an impact that exceeds the set threshold level (the level of force
corresponding to the impact force produced by an approximately 3307 lb.
[1500 kg] vehicle colliding with the vehicle cabin from a direction perpendicu-
lar to the vehicle orientation at an approximately speed of 12-18 mph [20-30
km/h]).
nOperating conditions (side airbags)
The SRS side airbag on the passenger seat will activate even if there is no
passenger sitting in the right front passenger seat. (P. 135)
nOperating conditions (curtain shield airbags)
The SRS curtain shield airbags are designed to inflate when the passenger
compartment is subjected to a severe impact from the side or vehicle roll-
over.
nConditions under which the SRS airbags may deploy (inflate), other
than a collision
The SRS front airbags may also deploy if a serious impact occurs to the
underside of your vehicle. Some examples are shown in the illustration.
The SRS curtain shield airbags may also deploy under the situation shown
in the illustration.
lHitting a curb, edge of pavement or
hard surface
lFalling into or jumping over a deep hole
lLanding hard or vehicle falling
lThe angle of vehicle tip-up is marginal.
lThe vehicle skids and hits a curb stone.
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nTypes of collisions that may not deploy the SRS airbag (front airbags)
The SRS front airbags are generally not designed to inflate if the vehicle is
involved in a side or rear collision, if it rolls over, or if it is involved in a low-
speed frontal collision. But, whenever a collision of any type causes suffi-
cient forward deceleration of the vehicle, deployment of the SRS front air-
bags may occur.
nTypes of collisions that may not deploy the SRS airbag
(side airbags and curtain shield airbags)
The SRS side airbag and curtain shield airbag system may not activate if the
vehicle is subjected to a collision from the side at certain angles, or a colli-
sion to the side of the vehicle body other than the passenger compartment.
The SRS side airbags are not generally designed to inflate if the vehicle is
involved in a frontal or rear collision, if it rolls over, or if it is involved in a low-
speed side collision.
lCollision from the side
lCollision from the rear
lVehicle rollover
lCollision from the side to the vehicle
body other than the passenger com-
partment
lCollision from the side at an angle
lCollision from the front
lCollision from the rear
lVehicle rollover
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The SRS curtain shield airbags are not generally designed to inflate if the
vehicle is involved in a frontal or rear collision, if it pitches end over end, or if
it is involved in a low-speed side collision.
nWhen to contact your Toyota dealer
In the following cases, contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible.
lAny of the SRS airbags have been inflated.
lCollision from the front
lCollision from the rear
lPitching end over end
lThe front of the vehicle is damaged or
deformed, or was involved in an acci-
dent that was not severe enough to
cause the SRS airbags to inflate.
lA portion of a door is damaged or
deformed, or the vehicle was involved
in an accident that was not severe
enough to cause the SRS side airbags
and curtain shield airbags to inflate.
lThe pad section of the steering wheel,
dashboard near the front passenger air-
bag or lower portion of the instrument
panel is scratched, cracked or other-
wise damaged.
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CAUTION
nSRS airbag precautions
Observe the following precautions regarding the airbags.
Failure to do so may cause death or serious injury.
lThe driver and all passengers in the vehicle must wear their seat belts
properly.
The SRS airbags are supplemental devices to be used with the seat belts.
lThe SRS driver airbag deploys with considerable force, and can cause
death or serious injury especially if the driver is very close to the airbag.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) advises:
Since the risk zone for the driver’s airbag is the first 2 - 3 in. (50 - 75 mm)
of inflation, placing yourself 10 in. (250 mm) from your driver airbag pro-
vides you with a clear margin of safety. This distance is measured from the
center of the steering wheel to your breastbone. If you now sit less than 10
in. (250 mm) away, you can change your driving position in several ways:
Move your seat to the rear as far as you can while still reaching the
pedals comfortably.
Slightly recline the back of the seat.
Although vehicle designs vary, many drivers can achieve the 10 in.
(250 mm) distance, even with the driver seat all the way forward, sim-
ply by reclining the back of the seat somewhat. If reclining the back of
your seat makes it hard to see the road, raise yourself by using a firm,
non-slippery cushion, or raise the seat if your vehicle has that feature.
If your steering wheel is adjustable, tilt it downward. This points the air-
bag toward your chest instead of your head and neck.
lThe surface of the seats with the side
airbag is scratched, cracked or other-
wise damaged.
lThe portion of the front pillars, rear pil-
lars or roof side rail garnishes (padding)
containing the curtain shield airbags
inside is scratched, cracked or other-
wise damaged.
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CAUTION
nSRS airbag precautions
The seat should be adjusted as recommended by NHTSA above, while still
maintaining control of the foot pedals and steering wheel, and your view of
the instrument panel controls.
lThe SRS front passenger airbag also deploys with considerable force, and
can cause death or serious injury especially if the front passenger is very
close to the airbag. The front passenger seat should be as far from the air-
bag as possible with the seatback adjusted, so the front passenger sits
upright.
lImproperly seated and/or restrained infants and children can be killed or
seriously injured by a deploying airbag. An infant or child who is too small
to use a seat belt should be properly secured using a child restraint sys-
tem. Toyota strongly recommends that all infants and children be placed in
the rear seats of the vehicle and properly restrained. The rear seats are
the safest for infants and children. (P. 142)
lIf the seat belt extender has been con-
nected to the driver’s seat belt buckle
but the seat belt extender has not also
been fastened to the latch plate of the
driver’s seat belt, the SRS driver’s air-
bag system will judge that the driver is
wearing the seat belt even though the
seat belt has not been connected. In
this case, the driver’s airbag may not
activate correctly in a collision, resulting
in death or serious injury in the event of
collision. Be sure to wear the seat belt
with the seat belt extender.
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CAUTION
nSRS airbag precautions
lDo not sit on the edge of the seat or
lean against the dashboard.
lDo not allow a child to stand in front of
the SRS front passenger airbag unit or
sit on the knees of a front passenger.
lDo not drive the vehicle while the driver
or passenger has items resting on their
knees.
lDo not lean against the door, the roof
side rail or the front, side and rear pil-
lars.
lDo not allow anyone to kneel on the
passenger seat toward the door or put
their head or hands outside the vehicle.
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CAUTION
nSRS airbag precautions
lIf the vinyl cover is put on the area where the SRS knee airbag will
deploys, be sure to remove it.
lDo not use seat accessories which cover the parts where the SRS side
airbags inflate as they may interfere with inflation of the airbags.
lDo not strike or apply significant levels of force to the area of the SRS air-
bag components (P. 120).
Doing so can cause the SRS airbags to malfunction.
lDo not touch any of the component parts immediately after the SRS air-
bags have deployed (inflated) as they may be hot.
lDo not attach anything to or lean any-
thing against areas such as the dash-
board, steering wheel pad or lower
portion of the instrument panel.
These items can become projectiles
when SRS driver, front passenger and
knee airbags deploy.
lDo not attach anything to areas such as
the door, windshield glass, side door
glass, front and rear pillars, roof side
rail or assist grip.
lDo not hang coat hangers or other hard
objects on the coat hooks. All of these
items could become projectiles and
seriously injure or kill you, should the
SRS curtain shield airbag deploy.
lDo not attach any heavy, sharp or hard
objects such as keys or accessories to
the key. The objects may restrict the
SRS knee airbag inflation or be thrust
into the driver’s seat area by the force
of the deploying airbag, thus causing a
danger.
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CAUTION
nSRS airbag precautions
lIf breathing becomes difficult after the SRS airbag has deployed, open a
door or window to allow fresh air in, or leave the vehicle if it is safe to do
so. Wash off any residue as soon as possible to prevent skin irritation.
lIf the areas where the SRS airbags are stored, such as the steering wheel
pad and front and rear pillar garnishes, are damaged or cracked, have
them replaced by your Toyota dealer.
nModification and disposal of SRS airbag system components
Do not dispose of your vehicle or perform any of the following modifications
without consulting your Toyota dealer.
The SRS airbags may malfunction or deploy (inflate) accidentally, causing
death or serious injury.
lInstallation, removal, disassembly and repair of the SRS airbags.
lRepairs, modifications, removal or replacement of the steering wheel,
instrument panel, dashboard, seats or seat upholstery, front, side and rear
pillars or roof side rails.
lRepairs or modifications of the front fender, front bumper, or side of the
occupant compartment.
lInstallation of snow plows, winches, etc. to the front grille (bull bars, kan-
garoo bar etc.).
lModifications to the vehicle’s suspension system.
lDo not use tires or wheels other than the manufacturer’s recommended
size. (P. 665)
lInstallation of electronic devices such as mobile two-way radios or CD
players.
lModifications to your vehicle for a person with a physical disability.
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Passenger airbag off switch (Regular Cab models)
The passenger airbag off switch is designed to disable the front pas-
senger airbag in order to allow usage, if necessary, of the right pas-
senger seat by a member of a passenger risk group identified in
TABLE 1 (P. 132).
AUTO position
This position makes the front pas-
senger airbag system opera-
tional.
At this time, the indicator light
condition varies depending on the
size of the occupant in the right
passenger seat.
OFF position
The front passenger airbag is dis-
abled.
At this time, the AIR BAG OFF
indicator light will come on.
nOperation of the passenger airbag off switch
Turn the key clockwise to the
AUTO position.
Turn the key counterclock-
wise to the OFF position and
remove it.
If the key is removed at any other
position than OFF, the switch will
automatically return to the AUTO
position.
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nPassenger risk group
For more detailed information concerning about the passenger risk
group, please contact NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 or Transport
Canada at 1-800-333-0371.
TABLE 1: A PASSENGER RISK GROUP
Infant. An infant (less than 1 year old) who must ride in the front seat
because:
Vehicle has no rear seat;
Vehicle has a rear seat too small to accommodate a rear-facing infant
seat; or
The infant has a medical condition which, according to the infant’s phy-
sician, makes it necessary for the infant to ride in the front seat so that
the driver can constantly monitor the child’s condition.
Child age 1 to 12. A child age 1 to 12 must ride in the front seat because:
Vehicle has no rear seat:
Although children ages 1 to 12 ride in the rear seat(s) whenever possi-
ble, children ages 1 to 12 sometimes must ride in the front because no
space is available in the rear seat(s) of vehicle; or
The child has a medical condition which, according to the child’s physi-
cian, makes it necessary for the child to ride in the front seat so that the
driver can constantly monitor the child’s condition.
Medical condition. A passenger has a medical condition which accord-
ing to his or her physician:
Causes the passenger airbag to pose a special risk for the passenger:
and
Makes the potential harm from the passenger airbag in a crash greater
than the potential harm from turning off the airbag and allowing the pas-
senger, even if belted, to hit the dashboard, or windshield in a crash.
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Deactivating the curtain shield airbags in a vehicle rollover (4WD models only)
ON/OFF (hold for a few sec-
onds)
The RSCA OFF indicator turns
on. (only when the engine switch
is in the ON position.)
The roll sensing function for the
curtain shield airbags and seat
belt pretensioners will turn back
on automatically each time the
engine switch is turned to the ON
position.
CAUTION
nWhen the passenger airbag off switch is turned off
lDo not turn the passenger airbag off switch to the OFF position except
when a member of a passenger risk group identified in TABLE 1 is occupy-
ing the right passenger seating position.
lThe front passenger airbag will not inflate in a collision and turning off the
front passenger airbag can reduce the occupant protection which your
vehicle safety systems can provide to you in certain accidents and
increase the likelihood of death or serious injuries.
nThe switch only should be used
In a situation where inflation is not desired (such as during extreme off-road
driving).
nOperating conditions when the RSCA OFF indicator is on
lThe curtain shield airbag and seat belt pretensioner will not activate in a
vehicle rollover.
lThe curtain shield airbag will activate in a severe side impact.
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CAUTION
nFor normal driving
Make sure the RSCA OFF indicator is not turned on. If it is left on, the curtain
shield airbag will not activate in the event of an accident, which may result in
death or serious injury.
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Front passenger occupant classification system
Your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger occupant classifica-
tion system. This system detects the conditions of the right front
passenger seat and activates or deactivates the devices for the front
passenger.
SRS warning light
Front passenger’s seat belt reminder light
AIR BAG ON indicator light
AIR BAG OFF indicator light
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Conditions and operation of the front passenger occupant
classification system
Regular Cab models
lIndicator/warning light
Condition detected
by the front
passenger occupant
classification
system*1
Passenger
airbag off
switch
position
AIR BAG
ON and
AIR BAG
OFF
indicator
lights
SRS
warning
light
Front
passenger’s
seat belt
reminder
light
Adult*2
AUTO AIR BAG
ON Off Flashing*5
OFF AIR BAG
OFF
Child*3 or child
restraint system*4
AUTO AIR BAG
OFF*6Off Flashing*5
OFF
Unoccupied
AUTO Not
illuminated Off Off
OFF AIR BAG
OFF
There is a malfunc-
tion in the system
AUTO AIR BAG
OFF On Off
OFF
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lDevices
*1: The right passenger on the bench type seat.
*2: The system judges a person of adult size as an adult. When a
smaller adult sits in the passenger seat, the system may recog-
nize him/her as a child depending on his/her physique and pos-
ture.
*3: When a larger child who has outgrown a child restraint system
sits in the passenger seat, the system may recognize him/her as
an adult depending on his/her physique or posture.
*4: Never install a rear-facing child restraint system on the passenger
seat. A forward-facing child restraint system should only be
installed on the passenger seat when it is unavoidable. (P. 142)
Condition
detected by
the front
passenger
occupant
classifica-
tion sys-
tem*1
Passen-
ger air-
bag off
switch
position
Front
passen-
ger air-
bag
Front
passen-
ger
knee
airbag
Side
airbag
on the
passen-
ger
seat
Curtain
shield air-
bag in the
passen-
ger side
Front pas-
senger’s
seat belt
pretensioner
Adult*2
AUTO Activated
Activated
OFF Deactivated Acti-
vated
Child*3
or child
restraint
sys-
tem*4
AUTO
Deactivated Acti-
vated
Activated
Activated
OFF
Unoccu-
pied
AUTO
Deactivated Acti-
vated
Deacti-
vated
OFF
There is
a mal-
function
in the
system
AUTO
Deactivated Acti-
vated Activated
OFF
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*5: In the event the passenger does not wear a seat belt.
*6: In case the indicator is not illuminated, consult this manual for
installing the child restraint system properly. (P. 148)
Double Cab and CrewMax models
lIndicator/warning light
lDevices
Condition detected
by the front passen-
ger occupant classi-
fication system*1
AIR BAG ON
and AIR BAG
OFF indicator
lights
SRS warning
light
Front
passenger’s
seat belt
reminder light
Adult*2AIR BAG ON Off Flashing*5
Child*3 or child
restraint system*4AIR BAG OFF*6Off Flashing*5
Unoccupied Not illuminated Off Off
There is a malfunc-
tion in the system AIR BAG OFF On Off
Condition
detected by
the front
passenger
occupant
classifica-
tion sys-
tem*1
Front pas-
senger
airbag
Front pas-
senger
knee
airbag
Side
airbag on
the front
passen-
ger seat
Curtain
shield
airbag in
the front
passen-
ger side
Front pas-
senger’s
seat belt pre-
tensioner
Adult*2Activated
Child*3 or
child
restraint
system*4
Deactivated Activated
Activated
Activated
Unoccupied Deactivated Activated Deactivated
There is a
malfunction
in the
system
Deactivated Activated Activated
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*1: The right front passenger on the bench type seat.
*2: The system judges a person of adult size as an adult. When a
smaller adult sits in the front passenger seat, the system may rec-
ognize him/her as a child depending on his/her physique and pos-
ture.
*3: When a larger child who has outgrown a child restraint system
sits in the front passenger seat, the system may recognize him/
her as an adult depending on his/her physique or posture.
*4: Never install a rear-facing child restraint system on the front pas-
senger seat. A forward-facing child restraint system should only
be installed on the front passenger seat when it is unavoidable.
(P. 142)
*5: In the event the front passenger does not wear a seat belt.
*6: In case the indicator is not illuminated, consult this manual for
installing the child restraint system properly. (P. 148)
CAUTION
nFront passenger occupant classification system precautions
Observe the following precautions regarding front passenger occupant clas-
sification system.
Failure to do so may cause death or serious injury.
lWear the seat belt properly.
lMake sure the front passenger’s seat belt tab has not been left inserted
into the buckle before someone sits in the front passenger seat.
lMake sure the AIR BAG OFF indicator light is not illuminated when using
the seat belt extender for the right front passenger seat. If the AIR BAG
OFF indicator light is illuminated, disconnect the extender tongue from the
seat belt buckle, then reconnect the seat belt. Reconnect the seat belt
extender after making sure the AIR BAG ON indicator light is illuminated. If
you use the seat belt extender while the AIR BAG OFF indicator light is
illuminated, the front passenger airbag, front passenger knee airbag and
side airbag on the right front passenger side airbag may not activate cor-
rectly, which could cause death or serious injury in the event of collision.
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CAUTION
nFront passenger occupant classification system precautions
lDo not apply a heavy load to the front passenger seat or equipment (e.g.
seatback pocket).
lDo not apply pressure to the right front passenger seat by resting hands or
legs on the seatback.
lDouble Cab and CrewMax models: Do not put weight on the front passen-
ger seat by putting your hands or feet on the front passenger seat seat-
back from the rear passenger seat.
lDouble Cab and CrewMax models: Do not let a rear passenger lift the
front passenger seat with their feet or press on the seatback with their
legs.
lDo not put objects under the front passenger seat.
lDo not recline the front passenger seatback so far that it touches a rear
seat or a back wall. This may cause the AIR BAG OFF indicator light to be
illuminated, which indicates that the passenger’s airbags will not deploy in
the event of a severe accident. If the seatback touches the rear seat or
back wall, return the seatback to a position where it does not touch the
rear seat or back wall. Keep the front passenger seatback as upright as
possible when the vehicle is moving. Reclining the seatback excessively
may lessen the effectiveness of the seat belt system.
lIf an adult sits in the right front passenger seat, the AIR BAG ON indicator
light is illuminated. If the AIR BAG OFF indicator is illuminated, ask the
passenger to sit up straight, well back in the seat, feet on the floor, and
with the seat belt worn correctly. If the AIR BAG OFF indicator still remains
illuminated, either ask the passenger to move to the rear seat, or if that is
not possible, move the right front passenger seat fully rearward.
lWhen it is unavoidable to install the forward-facing child restraint system
on the front passenger seat, install the child restraint system on the front
passenger seat in the proper order. (P. 148)
lDo not modify or remove the front seats.
lDo not kick the front passenger seat or subject it to severe impact. Other-
wise, the SRS warning light may come on to indicate a malfunction of the
detection system. In this case, contact your Toyota dealer immediately.
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CAUTION
nFront passenger occupant classification system precautions
lDouble Cab and CrewMax models: Child restraint systems installed on the
rear seat should not contact the front seatbacks.
lDo not use a seat accessory, such as a cushion or seat cover, that covers
the seat cushion surface.
lDo not attach a commercial seatback table or other heavy item to the back
of the front passenger seat.
lDo not modify or replace the upholstery of the front seat.
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Child restraint systems
Points to remember
Studies have shown that installing a child restraint on a rear seat is
much safer than installing one to the front passenger seat.
lChoose a child restraint system that suits your vehicle and is
appropriate to the age and size of the child.
lFor installation details, follow the instructions provided with the
child restraint system.
General installation instructions are provided in this manual.
(P. 148)
Types of child restraints
Child restraint systems are classified into the following 3 types
according to the age and size of the child.
Rear facing Infant seat/convertible seat
A child restraint system for a small child or baby must itself be prop-
erly restrained on the seat with the lap portion of the lap/shoulder
belt.
The laws of all 50 states of the U.S.A. and Canada now require the
use of child restraint systems.
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Forward facing Convertible seat
Booster seat
nSelecting an appropriate child restraint system
lUse a child restraint system appropriate for the child until the child
becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle’s seat belt.
lIf a child is too large for a child restraint system, sit the child on a rear
seat and use the vehicle’s seat belt. (P. 75)
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CAUTION
nChild restraint precautions
lFor effective protection in automobile accidents and sudden stops, a child
must be properly restrained, using a seat belt or child restraint system
depending on the age and size of the child. Holding a child in your arms is
not a substitute for a child restraint system. In an accident, the child can be
crushed against the windshield, or between you and the vehicle’s interior.
lRegular Cab models: Toyota strongly urges use of a proper child restraint
system which conforms to the size of the child.
lDouble Cab and CrewMax models: Toyota strongly urges the use of a
proper child restraint system that conforms to the size of the child, installed
on the rear seat. According to accident statistics, the child is safer when
properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat.
lRegular Cab models: Never put infant or child age 1 to 12 in a passenger
risk group on the right passenger seat with the passenger airbag off switch
in the AUTO position. In the event of an accident, the force of the rapid
inflation of the front passenger airbag can cause death or serious injury to
the child. If you must put infant or child age 1 to 12 in a passenger risk
group on the right passenger seat, make sure that the passenger airbag
off switch is in the OFF position with the key removed and that the indica-
tor light is on. (P. 131)
lDouble Cab and CrewMax models: Never install a rear-facing child
restraint system on the front passenger seat even if the AIR BAG OFF
indicator light is illuminated. In the event of an accident, the force of the
rapid inflation of the front passenger airbag can cause death or serious
injury to the child if the rear-facing child restraint system is installed on the
front passenger seat.
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CAUTION
nChild restraint precautions
lRegular Cab models (Bench type seat): Never install a rear-facing child
restraint system on the center seat even if the passenger airbag off switch
is in the OFF position. In the event of an accident, the force of the rapid
inflation of the driver airbag could cause death or serious injury to the
child.
lDouble Cab and CrewMax models: A forward-facing child restraint system
may be installed on the front passenger seat only when it is unavoidable.
A child restraint system that requires a top tether strap should not be used
in the front passenger seat since there is no top tether strap anchor for the
front passenger seat. Adjust the seatback as upright as possible and
always move the seat as far back as possible even if the AIR BAG OFF
indicator light is illuminated, because the front passenger airbag could
inflate with considerable speed and force. Otherwise, the child may be
killed or seriously injured.
lRegular Cab models: Never install a
rear-facing child restraint system on the
right passenger seat with the passen-
ger airbag off switch in the AUTO posi-
tion. In the event of an accident, the
force of the rapid inflation of the front
passenger airbag can cause death or
serious injury to the child if the rear-fac-
ing child restraint system is installed on
the right passenger seat.
lRegular Cab models: If you must install
a rear-facing child restraint system on
the right passenger seat, make sure
that the passenger airbag off switch is
in the OFF position with the key
removed and that the indicator light is
on.
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CAUTION
nChild restraint precautions
lRegular Cab models: A forward-facing child restraint system which
belongs to a passenger risk group should never be installed on the right
passenger seat with the passenger airbag off switch in the AUTO position,
because the force of the deploying airbag could cause death or serious
injury to the child in forward seating position. (P. 132)
lRegular Cab models (Bench type seat): Do not install a child restraint sys-
tem on the center seat if it interferes with driving operations such as
changing the shift lever position. In this case, install the child restraint sys-
tem on the right passenger seat.
lDo not use the seat belt extender when installing a child restraint system
on the front or rear passenger seat. If installing a child restraint system
with the seat belt extender connected to the seat belt, the seat belt will not
securely hold the child restraint system, which could cause death or seri-
ous injury to the child or other passengers in the event of a sudden stop,
sudden swerve or an accident.
lDo not allow the child to lean his/her head or any part of his/her body
against the door or the area of the seat, front and rear pillars or roof side
rail from which the side airbags or curtain shield airbags deploy even if the
child is seated in the child restraint system. It is dangerous if the side air-
bags and curtain shield airbags inflate, and the force of the rapid inflation
could cause death or serious injury to the child.
lMake sure you have complied with all installation instructions provided by
the child restraint manufacturer and that the system is properly secured. If
it is not secured properly, it may cause death or serious injury to the child
in the event of a sudden stop, sudden swerve or an accident.
nChild restraint lock function belt precaution
Do not allow children to play with the child restraint lock function belt. If the
belt becomes twisted around a child’s neck, it will not be possible to pull the
belt out leading to choking or other serious injuries that could result in death.
If this occurs and the buckle cannot be unfastened, scissors should be used
to cut the belt.
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CAUTION
nWhen the child restraint system is not in use
lKeep the child restraint system properly secured on the seat even if it is
not in use. Do not store the restraint unsecured in the passenger compart-
ment.
lIf it is necessary to detach the child restraint system, remove it from the
vehicle. This will prevent it from injuring passengers in the event of a sud-
den stop, sudden swerve or accident.
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Installing child restraints
Follow the child restraint system manufacturer’s instructions. Firmly
secure child restraints to the seats using the LATCH anchors or a
seat belt. Attach the top tether strap when installing a child restraint.
The lap/shoulder belt can be used if your child restraint system is
not compatible with the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Chil-
dren) system.
Child restraint LATCH anchors
Regular Cab models
LATCH anchors are pro-
vided for the right passen-
ger seat.
Buttons displaying the loca-
tion of the anchors are
attached to the seat.
Double Cab models
LATCH anchors are pro-
vided for the outside rear
seats.
Buttons displaying the loca-
tion of the anchors are
attached to the seats.
CrewMax models
LATCH anchors are pro-
vided for the outside rear
seats.
Buttons displaying the loca-
tion of the anchors are
attached to the seats.
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Seat belts equipped with a
child restraint locking mecha-
nism (ALR/ELR belts except
driver’s seat belt) (P. 79)
Anchor bracket (for top tether
strap)
Regular Cab models
Anchor brackets are pro-
vided for all passenger
seats.
Separated type seat
Bench type seat
Double Cab models
Anchor brackets are pro-
vided for all rear passenger
seats.
CrewMax models
Anchor brackets are pro-
vided for all rear passenger
seats.
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Installing the child restraint system on the right passenger seat
(Regular Cab models)
When you install a child restraint system which belongs to a passen-
ger risk group on the right passenger seat, do the following proce-
dure.
Turn the passenger airbag off
switch counterclockwise to the
OFF position and remove the
key.
The AIR BAG OFF indicator light
comes on when the front passen-
ger airbag system is off.
(P. 131)
CAUTION
nRear-facing child restraint system
If you must install a rear-facing child restraint system on the right passenger
seat, make sure that the passenger airbag off switch is in the OFF position
with the key removed and that the indicator light is on.
nForward-facing child restraint system
A forward-facing child restraint system which belongs to a passenger risk
group should never be installed on the right passenger seat with the passen-
ger airbag off switch in the AUTO position, because the force of the deploy-
ing airbag could cause death or serious injury to the child in forward seating
position. (P. 132)
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Installation with LATCH system (Regular Cab models)
nInstalling on the right passenger seat (vehicles without seat-
back table)
Fold the seatback while pulling
the lever. Return the seatback
and secure it at the 1st lock posi-
tion (most upright position).
Adjust the seatback to the 13th
lock position. (P. 61)
1st lock position
13th lock position
Type A
Latch the hooks of the
lower straps onto the
LATCH anchors and
tighten the lower straps.
If the child restraint has a
top tether strap, the top
tether strap should be
latched onto the top
tether strap anchor.
(P. 160)
For owners in Canada:
The symbol on a child restraint
system indicates the presence of
a lower connector system.
Canada only
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Type B
Latch the buckles onto
the LATCH anchors.
If the child restraint has a
top tether strap, the top
tether strap should be
latched onto the top
tether strap anchor.
(P. 160)
For owners in Canada:
The symbol on a child restraint
system indicates the presence of
a lower connector system.
nInstalling on the right passenger seat (vehicles with seatback
table)
Fold down the seatback and
back to the 1st lock position
(most upright position) until it
locks into place. Adjust the seat-
back to the 13th lock position.
(P. 61)
1st lock position
13th lock position
Canada only
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Type A
Widen the slits of the seat
cushion slightly.
Latch the hooks of the
lower straps onto the
LATCH anchors and
tighten the lower straps.
If the child restraint has a
top tether strap, the top
tether strap should be
latched onto the top
tether strap anchor.
(P. 160)
For owners in Canada:
The symbol on a child restraint
system indicates the presence of
a lower connector system.
Type B
Widen the slits of the seat
cushion slightly.
Latch the buckles onto
the LATCH anchors.
If the child restraint has a
top tether strap, the top
tether strap should be
latched onto the top
tether anchor. (P. 160)
For owners in Canada:
The symbol on a child restraint
system indicates the presence of
a lower connector system.
Canada only
Canada only
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Installation with LATCH system (Double Cab models)
Type A
Widen the gap between
the seat cushion and
seatback slightly.
Latch the hooks of the
lower straps onto the
LATCH anchors and
tighten the lower straps.
If the child restraint has a
top tether strap, the top
tether strap should be
latched onto the top
tether strap anchor.
(P. 162)
For owners in Canada:
The symbol on a child restraint
system indicates the presence of
a lower connector system.
Canada only
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Type B
Widen the gap between
the seat cushion and
seatback slightly.
Latch the buckles onto
the LATCH anchors.
If the child restraint has a
top tether strap, the top
tether strap should be
latched onto the top
tether strap anchor.
(P. 162)
For owners in Canada:
The symbol on a child restraint
system indicates the presence of
a lower connector system.
Installation with LATCH system (CrewMax models)
If the child restraint has a top tether strap, the top tether strap
should be latched onto the top tether strap anchor. (P. 166)
Fold down the seatback and
back to the 1st lock position
(most upright position) until it
locks into place. Adjust the seat-
back to the 8th lock position.
(P. 63)
1st lock position
8th lock position
Canada only
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Type A
Widen the gap between
the seat cushion and
seatback slightly.
Latch the hooks of the
lower straps onto the
LATCH anchors and
tighten the lower straps.
For owners in Canada:
The symbol on a child restraint
system indicates the presence of
a lower connector system.
Type B
Widen the gap between
the seat cushion and
seatback slightly.
Latch the buckles onto
the LATCH anchors.
For owners in Canada:
The symbol on a child restraint
system indicates the presence of
a lower connector system.
Canada only
Canada only
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Installing child restraints using a seat belt (child restraint lock function belt)
nRear-facing Infant seat/convertible seat
Place the child seat on the rear
seat facing the rear of the vehi-
cle.
Run the seat belt through the
child seat and insert the plate
into the buckle. Make sure that
the belt is not twisted.
Fully extend the shoulder belt
and then allow it to retract
slightly in order to activate the
ALR lock mode.
Lock mode allows the seat belt to
retract only.
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While pushing the child seat
down into the rear seat, allow the
shoulder belt to retract until the
child seat is securely in place.
After the shoulder belt has
retracted to a point where there is
no slack in the belt, pull the belt to
check that it cannot be extended.
nForward-facing Convertible seat
CrewMax models: If the child restraint has a top tether strap,
the top tether strap should be latched onto the top tether strap
anchor. (P. 166)
Place the child seat on the seat
facing the front of the vehicle.
Run the seat belt through the
child seat and insert the plate
into the buckle. Make sure that
the belt is not twisted.
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Fully extend the shoulder belt
and then allow it to retract
slightly in order to activate the
ALR lock mode.
Lock mode allows the seat belt to
retract only.
While pushing the child seat into
the seat, allow the shoulder belt
to retract until the child seat is
securely in place.
After the shoulder belt has
retracted to a point where there is
no slack in the belt, pull the belt to
check that it cannot be extended.
Regular Cab and Double Cab models: If the child restraint has
a top tether strap, the top tether strap should be latched onto
the top tether strap anchor.
(P. 160, 162)
nBooster seat
Place the booster seat on the
seat facing the front of the vehi-
cle.
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Sit the child in the booster seat.
Fit the seat belt to the booster
seat according to the manufac-
turer’s instructions and insert the
plate into the buckle. Make sure
that the belt is not twisted.
Check that the shoulder belt is
correctly positioned over the
child’s shoulder, and that the lap
belt is as low as possible.
(P. 75)
Removing a child restraint installed with a seat belt
Push the buckle release button
and fully retract the seat belt.
Child restraint systems with a top tether strap (Regular Cab models)
Remove the head restraint.
Installing position:
Right side passenger seat
Center passenger seat (Bench
type seat)
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Remove the anchor bracket
cover.
Installing position:
Right side passenger seat
Center passenger seat (Bench
type seat)
Store the removed cover in a safe
place such as the glove box.
Right side passenger seat
Latch the hook onto the anchor
bracket and tighten the top tether
strap.
Make sure the top tether strap is
securely latched.
Center passenger seat (bench type seat)
Latch the hook onto the anchor
bracket and tighten the top tether
strap.
Make sure the top tether strap is
securely latched.
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Replace the head restraint.
Installing position:
Right side passenger seat
Center passenger seat (Bench
type seat)
Child restraint systems with a top tether strap (Double Cab models)
nRight rear seat or center rear seat
Raise the head restraints of right
and center seats.
Pull up the straps of right and
center seats.
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Before driving
Right rear seat
Route the top tether strap
through the routing device as
shown in the illustration.
Make sure the top tether strap is
not twisted.
Routing device
Center rear seat
Route the top tether strap
through the routing device as
shown in the illustration.
Make sure the top tether strap is
not twisted.
Routing device
Right rear seat
Latch the hook onto the inner
anchor strap ring and tighten the
top tether strap.
Make sure the top tether strap is
securely latched.
Inner anchor strap ring
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Center rear seat
Latch the hook onto the inner
anchor strap ring and tighten the
top tether strap.
Make sure the top tether strap is
securely latched.
Inner anchor strap ring
Lower the head restraints of right
and center seats.
nLeft rear seat
Raise the head restraints of cen-
ter and left seats.
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Before driving
Pull up the straps of center and
left seats.
Route the top tether strap
through the routing device as
shown in the illustration.
Make sure the top tether strap is
not twisted.
Routing device
Latch the hook onto the inner
anchor strap ring and tighten the
top tether strap.
Make sure the top tether strap is
securely latched.
Inner anchor strap ring
Lower the head restraints of cen-
ter and left seats.
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Child restraint systems with a top tether strap (CrewMax models)
Remove the head restraint.
Installing position:
Outside passenger seat
Center passenger seat
Outside passenger seat
Swing the seatback forward
slightly. (P. 63)
Open the anchor bracket
cover.
Latch the hook onto the
anchor bracket.
Return the seatback to its orig-
inal position.
Make sure the seatback is
securely locked by pushing for-
ward and rearward on the top of
the seatback.
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Before driving
Center passenger seat
Swing the seatback forward
slightly. (P. 63)
Open the anchor bracket
cover.
Latch the hook onto the
anchor bracket.
Return the seatback to its orig-
inal position.
Make sure the seatback is
securely locked by pushing for-
ward and rearward on the top of
the seatback.
Secure the child restraint using LATCH anchors (P. 155) or
a seat belt (P. 157), and tighten the top tether strap.
Make sure the top tether strap is securely latched.
Replace the head restraint.
Installing position:
Outside passenger seat
Center passenger seat
nLaws and regulations pertaining to anchorages
The LATCH system conforms to FMVSS225 or CMVSS210.2.
Child restraint systems conforming to FMVSS213 or CMVSS213 specifica-
tions can be used.
This vehicle is designed to conform to the SAE J1819.
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CAUTION
nWhen installing a booster seat
Do not fully extend the shoulder belt to prevent the belt from going to ALR
lock mode. (P. 79)
ALR mode causes the belt to tighten only which could cause injury or dis-
comfort to the child.
nWhen installing a child restraint system
Follow the directions given in the child restraint system installation manual
and fix the child restraint system securely in place.
If the child restraint system is not correctly fixed in place, the child or other
passengers may be seriously injured or even killed in the event of sudden
braking, sudden swerving or an accident.
lDouble Cab and CrewMax models: If
the driver’s seat interferes with the child
restraint system and prevents it from
being attached correctly, attach the
child restraint system to the right-hand
rear seat.
lDouble Cab and CrewMax models:
Adjust the front passenger seat so that
it does not interfere with the child
restraint system.
lOnly put a forward-facing or booster
child seat on the front seat when it is
unavoidable. When installing a forward
-facing or booster child seat on the front
passenger seat, move the seat as far
back as possible even if the AIR BAG
OFF indicator light is illuminated. Fail-
ing to do so may result in death or seri-
ous injury if the airbags deploy (inflate).
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Before driving
CAUTION
nWhen installing a child restraint system
lCrewMax models: When using the LATCH anchors for a child restraint
system, move the seat as far back as possible and adjust the seatback as
upright as possible.
lWhen a booster seat is installed, always ensure that the shoulder belt is
positioned across the center of the child’s shoulder. The belt should be
kept away from the child’s neck, but not so that it could fall off the child’s
shoulder. Failing to do so may result in death or serious injury in the event
of sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident.
lEnsure that the belt and tab are securely locked and the seat belt is not
twisted.
lPush and pull the child seat from side to side and forward to be sure it is
secure.
lRegular Cab models (bench type seat):
In order to firmly secure the child
restraint system, align the seatback
angle and seat position of the right pas-
senger seat to match the center pas-
senger seat. Otherwise, it could cause
death or injury in an accident.
Same angle
Same position
lCrewMax models: When installing a
child restraint system in the rear center
seat, adjust both seat cushions to the
same position and align seatbacks at
the same angle. Otherwise, the child
restraint system cannot be securely
restrained and this may cause death or
serious injuries in the event of sudden
braking, sudden swerving or an acci-
dent.
Same angle
Same position
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CAUTION
nWhen installing a child restraint system
lAfter securing a child restraint system, never adjust the seat.
lFollow all installation instructions provided by the child restraint system
manufacturer.
lAfter securing the child restraint system, never slide or recline the seat.
nDo not use a seat belt extender
If a seat belt extender is used when installing a child restraint system, the
seat belt will not securely hold the child restraint system, which could cause
death or serious injury to the child or other passengers in the event of sud-
den braking, sudden swerving or an accident.
nTo correctly attach a child restraint system to the anchors
When using the LATCH anchors, be sure that there are no foreign objects
around the anchors and that the seat belt is not caught behind the child
restraint. Make sure the child restraint system is securely attached, or it may
cause death or serious injury to the child or other passengers in the event of
a sudden stop, sudden swerve or accident.
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Driving the vehicle
The following procedures should be observed to ensure safe driv-
ing.
nStarting the engine (P. 181)
nDriving
With the brake pedal depressed, shift the shift lever to D.
(P. 184)
Release the parking brake. (P. 190)
Gradually release the brake pedal and gently depress the
accelerator pedal to accelerate the vehicle.
nStopping
With the shift lever in D, depress the brake pedal.
If necessary, set the parking brake.
When the vehicle is stopped for an extended period of time, shift
the shift lever to P or N. (P. 184)
nParking the vehicle
With the shift lever in D, depress the brake pedal.
Set the parking brake. (P. 190)
Shift the shift lever to P. (P. 184)
When parking on a hill, if necessary, block the wheels.
Turn the engine switch off to stop the engine.
Lock the door, making sure that you have the key on your
person.
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When driving
Starting on a steep uphill
With the brake pedal depressed, firmly set the parking brake
and shift the shift lever to D.
Gently depress the accelerator pedal.
Release the parking brake.
nDriving in the rain
lDrive carefully when it is raining, because visibility will be reduced, the
windows may become fogged-up, and the road will be slippery.
lDrive carefully when it starts to rain, because the road surface will be
especially slippery.
lRefrain from high speeds when driving on an expressway in the rain,
because there may be a layer of water between the tires and the road
surface, preventing the steering and brakes from operating properly.
nBreaking in your new Toyota
To extend the life of the vehicle, the following precautions are recommended
to observe:
lFor the first 200 miles (300 km):
Avoid sudden stops.
lFor the first 500 miles (800 km):
Do not tow a trailer.
lFor the first 1000 miles (1600 km):
Do not drive at extremely high speeds.
Avoid sudden acceleration.
Do not drive continuously in the low gears.
Do not drive at a constant speed for extended periods.
nDrum-in disc type parking brake system
Your vehicle has a drum-in-disc type parking brake system. This type of
brake system needs bedding-down of the brake shoes periodically or when-
ever the parking brake shoes and/or drum are replaced. Have your Toyota
dealer perform the bedding down.
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nOperating your vehicle in a foreign country
Comply with the relevant vehicle registration laws and confirm the availability
of the correct fuel. (P. 657)
CAUTION
nWhen starting the vehicle
Always keep your foot on the brake pedal while stopped with the engine run-
ning. This prevents the vehicle from creeping.
nWhen driving the vehicle
lDo not drive if you are unfamiliar with the location of the brake and accel-
erator pedals to avoid depressing the wrong pedal.
• Accidentally depressing the accelerator pedal instead of the brake
pedal will result in sudden acceleration that may lead to an accident
that could result in death or serious injury.
When backing up, you may twist your body around, leading to a diffi-
culty in operating the pedals. Make sure to operate the pedals properly.
Make sure to keep a correct driving posture even when moving the
vehicle only slightly, allowing you to depress the brake and accelerator
pedals properly.
Depress the brake pedal using your right foot. Depressing the brake
pedal using your left foot may delay response in an emergency, result-
ing in an accident.
lDo not drive the vehicle over or stop the vehicle near flammable materials.
The exhaust system and exhaust gases can be extremely hot. This may
cause a fire if there is any flammable material nearby.
lDo not let the vehicle roll backwards while the shift lever is in a driving
position, or roll forward while the shift lever is in R.
Doing so may cause the engine to stall or lead to poor brake and steering
performance, resulting in an accident or damage to the vehicle.
lIf the smell of exhaust is noticed inside the vehicle, open the windows and
check that the back window is closed. Large amounts of exhaust in the
vehicle can cause driver drowsiness and an accident, resulting in death or
a serious health hazard. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer
immediately.
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When driving
CAUTION
nWhen driving the vehicle
lDo not under any circumstances shift the shift lever to P, R or N while the
vehicle is moving.
Doing so can cause significant damage to the transmission system and
may result in a loss of vehicle control.
lDo not shift the shift lever to N while the vehicle is moving.
Doing so may cause the engine brake to not operate properly and lead to
an accident.
lDo not turn the engine off while driving.
The power steering and brake booster systems will not operate properly if
the engine is not running.
lUse engine braking (downshift) to maintain a safe speed when driving
down a steep hill.
Using the brakes continuously may cause the brakes to overheat and lose
effectiveness. (P. 184)
lWhen stopped on an inclined surface, use the brake pedal and parking
brake to prevent the vehicle from rolling backward or forward and causing
an accident.
lDo not adjust the position of the steering wheel, the seat, or the inside or
outside rear view mirrors while driving.
Doing so may result in a loss of vehicle control that can cause accidents
that may result in death or serious injury.
lAlways check that all passengers’ arms, heads or other parts of their bod-
ies are not outside the vehicle, as this may result in death or serious injury.
lDo not drive in excess of the speed limit. Even if the legal speed limit per-
mits it, do not drive over 85 mph (140 km/h) unless your vehicle has high-
speed capability tires. Driving over 85 mph (140 km/h) may result in tire
failure, loss of control and possible injury. Be sure to consult a tire dealer
to determine whether the tires on your vehicle are high-speed capability
tires or not before driving at such speeds.
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CAUTION
nWhen driving on slippery road surfaces
lSudden braking, acceleration and steering may cause tire slippage and
reduce your ability to control the vehicle, resulting in an accident.
lSudden changes in engine speed, such as engine braking caused by up-
shifting or down-shifting, may cause the vehicle to skid, resulting in an
accident.
lAfter driving through a puddle, lightly depress the brake pedal to make
sure that the brakes are functioning properly. Wet brake pads may prevent
the brakes from functioning properly. If the brakes on only one side are wet
and not functioning properly, steering control may be affected, resulting in
an accident.
nWhen shifting the shift lever
Be careful not to shift the shift lever with the accelerator pedal depressed.
This may lead to unexpected rapid acceleration of the vehicle that may
cause an accident and result in death or serious injury.
nWhen the vehicle is stopped
lDo not race the engine.
If the vehicle is in any gear other than P or N, the vehicle may accelerate
suddenly and unexpectedly, and may cause an accident.
lDo not leave the vehicle with the engine running for a long time.
If such a situation cannot be avoided, park the vehicle in an open space
and check that exhaust fumes do not enter the vehicle interior.
lIn order to prevent accidents due to the vehicle rolling away, always keep
depressing the brake pedal while the engine is running, and apply the
parking brake as necessary.
lIf the vehicle is stopped on an incline, in order to prevent accidents caused
by the vehicle rolling forward or backward, always depress the brake pedal
and securely apply the parking brake as needed.
lAvoid revving or racing the engine.
Running the engine at high speed while the vehicle is stopped may cause
the exhaust system to overheat, which could result in a fire if combustible
material is nearby.
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When driving
CAUTION
nWhen the vehicle is parked
lDo not leave glasses, cigarette lighters, spray cans, or soft drink cans in
the vehicle when it is in the sun.
Doing so may result in the following.
Gas may leak from a cigarette lighter or spray can, and may lead to a
fire.
The temperature inside the vehicle may cause the plastic lenses and
plastic material of eye glasses to deform or crack.
Soft drink cans may fracture, causing the contents to spray over the
interior of the vehicle, and may also cause a short circuit in the vehi-
cle’s electrical components.
lAlways apply the parking brake, shift the shift lever to P, stop the engine
and lock the vehicle.
Do not leave the vehicle unattended while the engine is running.
lIf the shift lever is moved before the 4LO indicator turns on/off, the transfer
mode may not be shifted completely. The transfer mode disengages both
the front and rear driveshafts from the powertrain and allows the vehicle to
move regardless of the shift position. (At this time, the indicator blinks and
the buzzer sounds.)
Therefore, the vehicle is free to roll even if the automatic transmission is in
P. You or someone else could be seriously injured. You must complete the
shifting of the transfer mode. (P. 238)
lDo not touch the exhaust pipe while the engine is running or immediately
after turning the engine off.
Doing so may cause burns.
lDo not leave the engine running in an area with snow build-up, or where it
is snowing. If snowbanks build up around the vehicle while the engine is
running, exhaust gases may collect and enter the vehicle. This may lead
to death or a serious health hazard.
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CAUTION
nExhaust gases
Exhaust gases include harmful carbon monoxide (CO) that is colorless and
odorless. Inhaling exhaust gases may lead to death or a serious health haz-
ard.
lIf the vehicle is in a poorly ventilated area, stop the engine. In a closed
area, such as a garage, exhaust gases may collect and enter the vehicle.
This may lead to death or a serious health hazard.
lThe exhaust should be checked occasionally. If there is a hole or crack
caused by corrosion, damage to a joint or abnormal exhaust noise, be
sure to have the vehicle inspected and repaired by your Toyota dealer.
Failure to do so may allow exhaust gases to enter the vehicle, resulting in
death or a serious health hazard.
lToyota does not recommend occupying the rear cargo area when it is fitted
with a slide-in camper, camper shell or other type cover while the engine is
running. This caution applies to both driving and stopped or parked situa-
tions with the engine running. Particular care should be taken to prevent
exhaust gases from entering camper bodies, trailers or other enclosures
on or around your vehicle. If exhaust fumes are detected, open all win-
dows and thoroughly ventilate the area.
nWhen taking a nap in the vehicle
Always turn the engine off. Otherwise, you may accidentally move the shift
lever or depress the accelerator pedal, which could cause an accident or fire
due to engine overheating. Additionally, if the vehicle is parked in a poorly
ventilated area, exhaust gases may collect and enter the vehicle, leading to
death or a serious health hazard.
nWhen braking the vehicle
lWhen the brakes are wet, drive more cautiously.
Braking distance increases when the brakes are wet, and may cause one
side of the vehicle to brake differently than the other side. Also the parking
brake may not securely hold the vehicle.
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When driving
CAUTION
nWhen braking the vehicle
lIf the power brake assist function does not operate, do not follow other
vehicles closely and avoid downhills or sharp turns that require braking.
In this case, braking is still possible, but it will require more force on the
pedal than usual. Braking distance may also increase.
lDo not pump the brake pedal if the engine stalls.
Each push on the brake pedal uses up the reserve for the power-assisted
brakes.
lThe brake system consists of 2 individual hydraulic systems: If one of the
systems fails, the other will still operate. In this case, the brake pedal
should be depressed more firmly than usual and braking distance
becomes longer.
Do not drive your vehicle with only a single brake system. Have your
brakes fixed immediately.
NOTICE
nWhen driving the vehicle
lDo not depress the accelerator and brake pedals at the same time during
driving. If the brake pedal is depressed while driving with the accelerator
pedal depressed, driving torque may be restrained.
lDo not use the accelerator pedal or depress accelerator and brake pedals
together to hold the vehicle on a hill.
nWhen parking the vehicle
Always put the shift lever in P.
Failure to do so may cause the vehicle to move or the vehicle may acceler-
ate suddenly if the accelerator pedal is accidentally depressed.
nAvoiding damage to vehicle parts
lDo not turn the steering wheel fully in either direction and hold it there for a
long time.
Doing so may damage the power steering pump.
lWhen driving over bumps in the road, drive as slowly as possible to avoid
damaging the wheels, underside of the vehicle, etc.
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NOTICE
nIf you hear a squealing or scraping noise while driving (brake pad wear
limit indicators)
Have the brake pads checked and replaced by your Toyota dealer as soon
as possible.
The rotor damage can result if the pads are not replaced when needed.
It is dangerous to drive the vehicle when the wear limits of the brake pads
and/or that of the brake discs are exceeded.
nIf you get a flat tire while driving
A flat or damaged tire may cause the following situations. Hold the steering
wheel firmly and gradually press the brake pedal to slow down the vehicle.
lIt may be difficult to control your vehicle.
lThe vehicle will make abnormal sounds.
lThe vehicle will behave abnormally.
Replace a flat tire with a new one. (P. 612)
nWhen encountering flooded roads
Do not drive on a road that has flooded after heavy rain etc. Doing so may
cause the following serious damage to the vehicle.
lEngine stalling
lShort in electrical components
lEngine damage caused by water immersion
In the event that you drive on a flooded road and the vehicle is flooded, be
sure to have your Toyota dealer check the following.
lBrake function
lChanges in quantity and quality of oil and fluid used for the engine, trans-
mission, transfer (4WD models), differentials, etc.
lLubricant condition for the propeller shaft, bearings and suspension joints
(where possible) and the function of all joints, bearings, etc.
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When driving
Engine (ignition) switch
nEngine switch
LOCK
The steering wheel is locked
and the key can be removed.
(The key can be removed only
when the shift lever is in P.)
ACC
Some electrical components
such as the audio system can
be used.
ON
All electrical components can
be used.
START
For starting the engine.
nStarting the engine
Check that the parking brake is set.
Check that the shift lever is set in P.
Sit in the driver’s seat and firmly depress the brake pedal.
Turn the engine switch to the START position and start the
engine.
The engine will crank until it starts or for up to 25 seconds, which-
ever is less. If you turn the engine switch, the engine will keep
cranking for about 30 seconds maximum.
Continue depressing the brake pedal until the engine is com-
pletely started.
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nTurning the key from ACC to LOCK
nSteering lock release
nIf the engine does not start (vehicles with engine immobilizer system)
The engine immobilizer system may not have been deactivated. (P. 112)
nKey reminder function
A buzzer sounds if the driver’s door is opened, while the engine switch is in
the ACC or LOCK position to remind you to remove the key.
CAUTION
nWhen starting the engine
Always start the engine while sitting in the driver’s seat. Do not depress the
accelerator while starting the engine under any circumstances.
Doing so may cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.
Shift the shift lever to P.
(P. 184)
Push in the key and turn to the
LOCK position.
When starting the engine, the engine
switch may seem stuck in the LOCK posi-
tion. To free it, turn the key while turning
the steering wheel slightly in either direc-
tion.
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When driving
NOTICE
nTo prevent battery discharge
Do not leave the engine switch in the ACC or ON position for long periods if
the engine is not running.
nWhen starting the engine
lDo not crank for more than 30 seconds at a time. This may overheat the
starter and wiring systems.
lDo not race a cold engine.
lIf the engine becomes difficult to start or stalls frequently, have the engine
checked immediately.
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Automatic transmission
Select a shift position appropriate for the driving conditions.
nShifting the shift lever
Floor shift type
While the engine switch is on, depress the brake pedal and
move the shift lever.
Column-shift type
While the engine switch is on, depress the brake pedal and
move the shift lever.
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When driving
Changing shift ranges in S mode
Shift the shift lever to the S position and operate the shift lever.
Floor shift type
Upshifting
Downshifting
nShift position uses
*1: To improve fuel consumption and reduce noises, set the shift lever in
D for normal driving.
*2: Selecting shift ranges S mode restricts the upper limit of the possible
gear ranges, control engine braking forces, and prevents unneces-
sary upshifting.
Shift position Function
PParking the vehicle or starting the engine
RReversing
NNeutral
DNormal driving*1
SS mode driving*2
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Column-shift type
Upshifting
Downshifting
The initial shift range in S mode is automatically set to 5 or 4 (6-speed
models) or 4 (5-speed models) according to vehicle speed. However,
the initial shift range may be set to 3 or 2 (6-speed models) or 3 (5-
speed models) if the AI-SHIFT has operated while the shift lever was
in the D position. (P. 188)
nShift ranges and their functions
A lower shift range will provide greater engine braking forces than a higher
shift range.
Shift range Function
6-speed models 5-speed models
6
Automatically selecting gears
between 1 and 6 according
to vehicle speed and driving
conditions.
5Automatically selecting gears between 1 and 5 according to
vehicle speed and driving conditions.
4Automatically selecting gears between 1 and 4 according to
vehicle speed and driving conditions.
3Automatically selecting gears between 1 and 3 according to
vehicle speed and driving conditions.
2Automatically selecting gears between 1 and 2 according to
vehicle speed and driving conditions.
1Setting the gear at 1.
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When driving
TOW/HAUL switch (6-speed models with towing package)
Use TOW/HAUL mode when pulling a trailer or hauling a heavy load.
Floor shift type
Press the TOW/HAUL switch.
The indicator will come on.
Press the switch once more to
cancel the mode.
Column-shift type
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nGear range display when driving in S mode
The current gear range is displayed on the combination meter. (P. 185)
nWhen driving with the cruise control system (if equipped)
The engine brake will not operate in the S mode, even when downshifting to
5 or 4 (6-speed models) or 4 or 3 (5-speed models). (P. 220)
nIf the shift lever cannot be shifted from P
P. 630
nIf the S indicator does not come on even after shifting the shift lever to
S
This may indicate a malfunction in the automatic transmission system. Have
the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer, immediately.
(In this situation, the vehicle will operate as if the shift lever is in D.)
nAI-SHIFT
The AI-SHIFT automatically shifts the gear to the optimal position according
to the driver performance and driving conditions.
The AI-SHIFT automatically operates when the shift lever is in the D posi-
tion. (Shifting the shift lever to the S position cancels the function.)
nDownshifting restrictions warning buzzer (in the S mode)
To help ensure safety and driving performance, downshifting operation may
sometimes be restricted. In some circumstances, downshifting may not be
possible even when the shift lever is operated. (The warning buzzer will
sound twice.)
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When driving
Turn signal lever
nTurn signals can be operated when
The engine switch is in the ON position.
nIf the indicators flash faster than usual
Check that a light bulb in the front or rear turn signal lights has not burned
out.
Left turn
Right turn
Move and hold the lever
partway to signal a lane
change.
The left hand signal will flash
until you release the lever.
Move and hold the lever
partway to signal a lane
change.
The right hand signal will flash
until you release the lever.
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Parking brake
nParking brake engaged warning buzzer
The buzzer sounds to indicate that parking brake is still engaged (with the
vehicle having reached a speed of 3 mph [5 km/h]).
nUsage in winter time
See “Winter driving tips” for parking brake usage in winter time. (P. 261)
NOTICE
nBefore driving
Fully release the parking brake.
Driving the vehicle with the parking brake set will lead to brake components
overheating, which may affect braking performance and increase brake
wear.
Sets the parking brake*.
(Depressing the pedal again
releases the parking brake.)
At this time, the indicator will
come on.
*: Fully depress the parking
brake pedal with your left
foot while depressing the
brake pedal with your right
foot.
Canada
U.S.A.
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When driving
Horn
nAfter adjusting the steering wheel (manually adjustable type)
Make sure that the steering wheel is securely locked.
The horn may not sound if the steering wheel is not securely locked.
(P. 83)
To sound the horn, press on or
close to the mark.
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Gauges and meters
Vehicles with multi-information display
The following gauges, meters and displays illuminate when the
engine switch is in the ON position.
Tachometer
Displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute.
Speedometer
Displays the vehicle speed.
Fuel gauge
Displays the quantity of fuel remaining in the tank.
Voltmeter
Displays the charge state.
Engine oil pressure gauge
Displays the engine oil pressure.
Engine coolant temperature gauge
Displays the engine coolant temperature.
Odometer/trip meter switching and trip meter resetting button
Switches between odometer and trip meter displays. Pushing and hold-
ing the button will reset the trip meter when the trip meter is being dis-
played.
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When driving
Multi-information display
P. 203
Automatic transmission fluid temperature gauge
Displays the automatic transmission fluid temperature.
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Vehicles without multi-information display (type A)
Vehicles without multi-information display (type B)
The following gauges, meters and displays illuminate when the
engine switch is in the ON position.
Tachometer (if equipped)
Displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute.
Speedometer
Displays the vehicle speed.
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When driving
Fuel gauge
Displays the quantity of fuel remaining in the tank.
Voltmeter (if equipped)
Displays the charge state.
Engine oil pressure gauge (if equipped)
Displays the engine oil pressure.
Engine coolant temperature gauge
Displays the engine coolant temperature.
Odometer/trip meter switching and trip meter resetting button
Switches between odometer and trip meter displays. Pushing and hold-
ing the button will reset the trip meter when the trip meter is being dis-
played.
Odometer/trip meter
Odometer:
Displays the total distance the vehicle has been driven.
Trip meter:
Displays the distance the vehicle has been driven since the meter was
last reset. Trip meters A and B can be used to record and display differ-
ent distances independently.
Automatic transmission fluid temperature gauge (if equipped)
Displays the automatic transmission fluid temperature.
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Odometer and trip meter display button
Pressing this button switches between odometer and trip meter dis-
plays.
Vehicles with multi-information display
Odometer
Trip meter A*
Trip meter B*
*:Pushing and holding the button
will reset the trip meter.
Vehicles without multi-information display
Odometer
Trip meter A*
Trip meter B*
*:Pushing and holding the button
will reset the trip meter.
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When driving
Instrument panel light control
The brightness of the instrument panel lights can be adjusted.
Brighter
Darker
Vehicles with multi-information
display
With the dial turned fully up, the
intensity of the instrument panel
lights will not be reduced even
when the tail lights/headlights are
turned on.
NOTICE
nTo prevent damage to the engine and its components
lDo not let the indicator needle of the tachometer enter the red zone, which
indicates the maximum engine speed.
lThe engine may be overheating if the engine coolant temperature gauge is
in the red zone (H). In this case, immediately stop the vehicle in a safe
place, and check the engine after it has cooled completely. (P. 637)
nWhile driving
lWhen the voltmeter indicates more than 19 V or less than 9 V, the battery
may be malfunctioning. Have your vehicle checked at your Toyota dealer.
lWhen the engine oil pressure gauge does not work properly, immediately
stop the engine and contact your Toyota dealer.
lWhen the automatic transmission fluid temperature gauge needle continu-
ally points higher than normal, immediately contact your Toyota dealer. (if
equipped)
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Indicators and warning lights
The indicator and warning lights on the instrument cluster and cen-
ter panel inform the driver of the status of the vehicle’s various sys-
tems.
nInstrument cluster
Vehicles with multi-information display
Vehicles without multi-information display (type A)
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Vehicles without multi-information display (type B)
nCenter panel
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nIndicators
The indicators inform the driver of the operating state of the
vehicle’s various systems.
Turn signal indicator
(P. 189)
(Canada)
Tail light indicator
(P. 212)
Headlight high beam
indicator (P. 212)
*1AUTO LSD indicator
(P. 240, 245)
(If equipped)
Security indicator
(P. 112, 114)
*1,7
RSCA OFF indicator
(P. 133)
Shift position and shift
range indicators
(P. 184)
TRAC OFF indicator
(P. 245, 246, 247)
*1AIR BAG ON indicator
(P. 135)
*1AIR BAG OFF indicator
(P. 135)
(If equipped)
Cruise control indicator
(P. 220) (4WD models)
4HI indicator (P. 236)
*1,5
Slip indicator
( P. 241, 244)
(4WD models)
4LO indicator (P. 236)
*1
VSC OFF indicator
(
P. 240, 245, 246, 247)
*1
(If equipped)
TOW HAUL indicator
(P. 187)
(U.S.A.)
Headlight indicator
(P. 212)
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2
When driving
nWarning lights
Warning lights inform the driver of malfunctions in any of the
vehicle’s systems. (P. 599)
*1:These lights turn on when the engine switch is turned to the ON
position to indicate that a system check is being performed. They
will turn off after the engine is started, or after a few seconds. There
may be a malfunction in a system if a light does not come on, or if
the lights do not turn off. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota
dealer for details.
*2:Vehicles with multi-information display
*3:Vehicles without multi-information display
*4:Vehicles without tachometer
*5:The indicator flashes to indicate that the system is operating.
*6:The indicator comes on to indicate a malfunction.
*7:For 2WD models, even though there is no function of deactivating
the curtain shield airbags in a vehicle rollover, the RSCA OFF indi-
cator turns on briefly when the engine switch is turned to the ON
position. But this is not a malfunction.
(if equipped)
(Canada) (U.S.A.) (Canada) (U.S.A.)
(U.S.A.)
*2
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1,3
*1,3
*1
*1
*1,4
*1,6
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CAUTION
nIf a safety system warning light does not come on
Should a safety system light such as ABS and the SRS airbag warning light
not come on when you start the engine, this could mean that these systems
are not available to help protect you in an accident, which could result in
death or serious injury. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer
immediately if this occurs.
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When driving
Multi-information display
Trip information
Display items can be switched by pushing the INFO button.
: If equipped
The multi-information display presents the driver with a variety of
driving-related data.
lTrip information
Displays driving range, fuel
consumption and other cruis-
ing-related information.
lWarning messages
(P. 608)
Automatically displayed when
a malfunction occurs in one of
the vehicle’s systems.
lOdometer and trip meter
display (P. 196)
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Zoom display of odometer and trip meters
Average Fuel Economy
Current Fuel Economy
Distance To Empty
Trip Timer
Displays the odometer and one of the trip meters
simultaneously.
Displays the average fuel consumption since the
function was reset.
The function can be reset by pushing the SELECT
RESET button for more than 2 seconds.
Displays the current rate of fuel consumption.
Displays the estimated maximum distance that
can be driven with the quantity of fuel remaining.
lThis distance is computed based on your average
fuel consumption. As a result, the actual distance
that can be driven may differ from that displayed.
lWhen only a small amount of fuel is added to the
tank, the display may not be updated.
Displays the driving time.
To calculate the driving time, press the SELECT
RESET button, and to stop the calculation, press it
again.
To reset the calculation, press the SELECT RESET
button for more than 2 seconds.
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When driving
Average Speed
Feature customization
The vehicle can be customized while the vehicle is stopped.
Press the SETUP button to select the item you want to cus-
tomize unit.
UNITS
KEYLESS ENTRY FEEDBACK
KEYLESS ENTRY RELOCK TIMER
KEYLESS ENTRY ALL DOORS UNLOCK
DOOR AUTO LOCKING
DOOR AUTO UNLOCKING
HEADLAMPS AUTO OFF TIMER
COURTESY LAMPS OFF TIMER
LANGUAGE
DEFAULT SETTING
Displays the average vehicle speed since the
engine was started or the function was reset.
The function can be reset by pushing the SELECT
RESET button for more than 2 seconds.
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Press the SELECT RESET button to customize the items.
Items Screen text Select in this order
To select
US (ENGLISH)
or METRIC
(P. 207)
UNITS
Door lock/
unlock warning
function
KEYLESS ENTRY
FEEDBACK
Time for auto-
matic door lock
function
KEYLESS ENTRY
RELOCK TIMER
Double switch
operation to
unlock all the
doors
KEYLESS ENTRY
ALL DOORS
UNLOCK
Automatic door
locking function
DOOR AUTO
LOCKING
Automatic door
unlocking func-
tion
DOOR AUTO
UNLOCKING
Time period
before lights
turn off (if a door
is opened and
closed, and
engine switch is
in ACC or
LOCK)
HEADLAMPS AUTO
OFF TIMER
Time period
before lights
turn off
COURTESY LAMPS
OFF TIMER
Selecting the
language LANGUAGE
METRIC
US (ENGLISH)
LAMPS + TONE*LAMPS
TONE
OFF
60 SECONDS*120 SECONDS
30 SECONDS OFF
2 PRESSES*1 PRESS
SHIFT OUT
OF PARK
ABOVE 12 MPH*
(20 km/h)
OFF
SHIFT TO PARK*DRIVER DOOR
OPEN
OFF
30 SECONDS*60 SECONDS
90 SECONDS
0 SECONDS
15 SECONDS*30 SECONDS
8 SECONDS
ENGLISH FRENCH
SPANISH
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When driving
*: Default setting
After customize is complete, press the SETUP button to set
the selected item.
If the customization fails, the previously setting will be displayed.
If no button is pressed for 10 seconds, the display change to normal
display.
Items Screen text Select in this order
Reset to default
setting
HOLD RESET
TO RESTORE
DEFAULT SETTINGS
nTo select the US (ENGLISH) or METRIC
Press the SETUP button to display UNITS on the multi-information
display.
Press the SELECT RESET button to change the units.
Press the INFO or SETUP button and complete the unit change.
nFeature customization error
If SYSTEM ERROR message is indicated, turn the engine switch off and
then on again.
If SYSTEM ERROR message is indicated again, contact your Toyota
dealer.
Information US (ENGLISH) METRIC
Average Fuel Economy and
Current Fuel Economy MPG L/100 Km
Distance To Empty MILES Km
Average Speed MPH Km/h
Outside temperature display
on the accessory meter °F °C
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CAUTION
nCaution while driving
Do not adjust the display.
Doing so may cause the driver to mishandle the vehicle and an accident,
resulting in death or serious injury.
NOTICE
nThe multi-information display at low temperatures
Allow the interior of the vehicle to warm up before using the liquid crystal
information display. At extremely low temperatures, the information display
monitor may respond slowly, and display changes may be delayed.
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When driving
Accessory meter
Outside temperature display (if equipped)
Displays the outside air temperature. (P. 481)
Outside temperature and trip information display (if equipped)
Displays the outside temperature and trip information.
(P. 2 1 0 , 481)
Clock (P. 480)
H (Hour) button (P. 480)
M (Minute) button (P. 480)
INFO button (if equipped)
SELECT RESET button (if equipped)
SETUP button (if equipped)
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Outside temperature and trip information display (if equipped)
Every time the INFO button is pushed, the display toggles through
these information.
lOUTSIDE (outside temperature display)
lAVG (average fuel consumption after refueling)
lINST (current fuel consumption)
lRANGE (driving range)
lDisplay off
Displays the outside air temperature.
Displays the average fuel consumption since the vehi-
cle was last refueled.
The function can be reset by pushing the SELECT
RESET button for more than 2 seconds.
Displays the current rate of fuel consumption.
Displays the estimated maximum distance that can be
driven with the quantity of fuel remaining.
This distance is computed based on your aver-
age fuel consumption. As a result, the actual dis-
tance that can be driven may differ from that
displayed.
When only a small amount of fuel is added to the
tank, the display may not be updated.
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2
When driving
nThe accessory meter can be operated when
The engine switch must be in the ON position.
nTo select the unit A (English/U.S. customary system) or unit B (metric
unit) (vehicles without multi-information display)
Press the SETUP button to change the units.
CAUTION
nCaution while driving
Do not adjust the display.
Doing so may cause the driver to mishandle the vehicle and cause an acci-
dent, resulting in death or serious injury.
Information Unit A Unit B
Average fuel consumption and
current fuel consumption MPG L/100 Km
Driving range MILES Km
Outside temperature °F °C
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Headlight switch
The headlights can be operated manually or automatically.
OFF
Vehicles with daytime
running light system:
The daytime running
lights turn on.
The side marker, park-
ing, tail, license plate,
daytime running lights
(if equipped) and
instrument panel lights
turn on.
The headlights and all
lights listed above
(except daytime run-
ning lights) turn on.
The headlights, day-
time running lights (if
equipped) and all lights
listed above turn on
and off automatically.
(When the engine
switch is in the ON
position)
Canada
U.S.A.
(if equipped)
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2
When driving
Turning on the high beam headlights
With the headlights on, push
the lever forward to turn on the
high beams.
Pull the lever back to the center
position to turn the high beams
off.
Pull the lever toward you to
turn on the high beams.
Release the lever to turn them off.
You can flash the high beams
with the headlights on or off.
Manual headlight leveling dial (if equipped)
The level of the headlights can be adjusted according to the number
of passengers and the loading condition of the vehicle.
Raises the level of the head-
lights
Lowers the level of the head-
lights
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nGuide to dial settings
Loading condition Control switch position
Towing
Hitch
(Towing
package)
Payload
Regular Cab Double Cab CrewMax
Standard Long Standard Long Short
None None 0 0 0 0 0
None Maximum
load 32323
Maximum
load None 4 3 3 2 3
nDaytime running light system (if equipped)
lTo make your vehicle more visible to other drivers, the front turn signal
lights turn on automatically whenever the engine is started and the park-
ing brake is released. Daytime running lights are not designed for use at
night.
lCompared to turning on the headlights, the daytime running light system
offers greater durability and consumes less electricity, so it can help
improve fuel economy.
nHeadlight control sensor (vehicles with automatic light control system)
The sensor may not function properly if
an object is placed on the sensor, or any-
thing that blocks the sensor is affixed to
the windshield.
Doing so interferes with the sensor
detecting the level of ambient light and
may cause the automatic headlight sys-
tem to malfunction.
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2
When driving
nAutomatic light off system
lWhen the headlights come on: The headlights and tail lights automati-
cally turn off after 30 seconds when all doors are closed with the engine
switch turned to the ACC or LOCK position. (The lights turn off immedi-
ately if the button on the wireless remote control is pressed after all
doors are locked.)
lWhen only the tail lights come on: The tail lights turn off automatically
with the engine switch turned to the ACC or LOCK position and the
driver’s door is opened.
Vehicles with automatic light control system: If any of the doors is kept open,
the lights automatically turn off after 20 minutes.
To turn the lights on again, turn the engine switch to the ON position, or turn
the headlight switch off once and then back to the or position.
nCustomization
lThat can be configured at Toyota dealer (vehicles without multi-informa-
tion display)
Settings (automatic light off system) can be changed. (Customizable
features P. 683)
lIt is possible to change the settings (vehicles with multi-information dis-
play) (Feature customization P. 205)
NOTICE
nTo prevent battery discharge
Do not leave the lights on longer than necessary when the engine is not run-
ning.
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Fog light switch
: If equipped
nThe fog lights can be turned on only when
The headlights are on low beam.
The fog lights improve visibility in difficult driving conditions, such
as in rain or fog.
OFF
ON
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2
When driving
Windshield wipers and washer
nWithout intermittent type
Low speed windshield wiper
operation
High speed windshield
wiper operation
Temporary operation
Washer operation
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nIntermittent wiper with interval adjuster
Wiper intervals can be adjusted for intermittent operation (when
is selected).
Intermittent windshield
wiper operation
Low speed windshield wiper
operation
High speed windshield
wiper operation
Temporary operation
Increases the intermittent
windshield wiper frequency
Decreases the intermittent
windshield wiper frequency
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2
When driving
nThe windshield wiper and washer can be operated when
The engine switch must be in the ON position.
nIf no windshield washer fluid sprays
Check that the washer nozzles are not blocked and if there is washer fluid in
the windshield washer fluid reservoir.
NOTICE
nWhen the windshield is dry
Do not use the wipers, as they may damage the windshield.
nWhen there is no washer fluid spray from the nozzle
Damage to the washer fluid pump may be caused if the lever is pulled
toward you and held continually.
nWhen a windshield washer nozzle becomes blocked
Contact your Toyota dealer. Do not try to clear it with a pin or other object.
This may damage the nozzle.
Washer/wiper dual opera-
tion
Wipers will automatically oper-
ate a couple of times after the
washer squirts.
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Cruise control
: If equipped
Use cruise control to maintain a set speed without using the acceler-
ator.
Indicator
Cruise control switch
nSet the vehicle speed
Press the ON-OFF button to
turn the cruise control on.
At this time, the cruise control
indicator will come on.
Press the button once more to
deactivate the cruise control.
Accelerate or decelerate to
the desired speed and push
the lever down to set the
cruise control speed.
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When driving
nCruise control can be set when
lThe shift lever is in D or the shift range position must be in 4 or 5 in S
mode (5-speed models).
lThe shift lever is in D or the shift range position must be in between 4 and
6 in S mode (6-speed models).
lVehicle speed is more than approximately 25 mph (40 km/h).
nAccelerating
The vehicle can be accelerated normally. After acceleration, the set speed
resumes.
nAdjusting the speed setting
Increase speed
Decrease speed
Hold the lever until the desired
speed setting is obtained.
Fine adjustment of the set
speed (approximately 1.0 mph
[1.6 km/h]) can be made by
lightly pushing the lever up or
down and releasing it.
nCanceling and resuming regular acceleration
Cancel
Pull the lever towards you to
cancel cruise control.
The speed setting is also can-
celed when the brakes are
applied.
Resume
To resume cruise control and
return to the set speed, push
the lever up.
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nAutomatic cruise control cancellation
The set speed is automatically cancelled in any of the following situations.
lActual vehicle speed falls more than approximately 10 mph (16 km/h)
below the preset vehicle speed.
At this time, the memorized set speed is not retained.
lActual vehicle speed is below approximately 25 mph (40 km/h).
lVSC is activated.
nIf the cruise control indicator flashes
Press the ON-OFF button to turn the cruise control off, and then reactivate
the system.
If the cruise control speed cannot be set or if the cruise control cancels
immediately after being activated, there may be a malfunction in the cruise
control system. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.
CAUTION
nTo avoid operating the cruise control by mistake
Keep the ON-OFF button off when not in use.
nSituations unsuitable for cruise control
Do not use cruise control in any of the following situations.
Doing so may result in control of the vehicle being lost and could cause an
accident resulting in death or serious injury.
lIn heavy traffic
lOn roads with sharp bends
lOn winding roads
lOn slippery roads, such as those covered with rain, ice or snow
lOn steep hills
Vehicle speed may exceed the set speed when driving down a steep hill.
lWhen towing a trailer or emergency towing
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2
When driving
Intuitive parking assist
: If equipped
The intuitive parking assist is designed to inform you of the approxi-
mate distance between your vehicle and an obstruction by indicator
and buzzer when parking the vehicle. This system uses sensors to
detect obstructions.
nSensor types
Back sensors
Rear corner sensors
Front corner sensors
nIntuitive parking assist switch
Press the switch to turn on.
(To turn off, press the switch
again.)
When on, the buzzer sounds
to inform the driver that the
system is operational. At this
time, the indicator will come
on.
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The distance and buzzer
nWhen a sensor detects an obstacle
The buzzer sounds.
Back sensors
Rear corner sensors
Zone
Distance
shown as
in in. (mm)
Indicator
and buzzer
Far
Approximately
70.9—45.3
(1800—1150)
Intermittent
Mid
Approximately
45.3—33.5
(1150—850)
Fast
intermittent
Near
Approximately
33.5 (850) or
less
Continuous
Zone
Distance
shown as
in in. (mm)
Indicator
and buzzer
Far
Approximately
33.5—20.5
(850—520)
Intermittent
Mid
Approximately
20.5—15.7
(520—400)
Fast
intermittent
Near
Approximately
15.7 (400) or
less
Continuous
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When driving
Front corner sensors
nWhen two or more obstacles are detected simultaneously
The buzzer system responds to the nearest zone.
nWhen multiple obstacles are detected in front and behind the
vehicle at the same time
The buzzer will change in the following manner.
lIf an obstacle has been detected within 15.7 in. (400 mm) of the
front or 33.5 in. (850 mm) in rear of the vehicle (a continuous
buzzer is sounding), and a new obstacle is detected at the other
end of the vehicle, the buzzer will sound 7 times then one contin-
uous buzzer.
lIf an obstacle has been detected within 15.7 in. (400 mm) of the
front or 33.5 in. (850 mm) in rear of the vehicle (a continuous
buzzer is sounding), and a new obstacle is detected in the same
way at the other end of the vehicle, the buzzer will sound 3 times
then one continuous buzzer.
Zone
Distance
shown as
in in. (mm)
Indicator
and buzzer
Far
Approximately
23.6—15.7
(600—400)
Intermittent
Mid
Approximately
15.7—9.8
(400—250)
Fast
intermittent
Near
Approximately
9.8 (250) or
less
Continuous
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Sensors that operate and detection range
The following diagrams show the sensor detection range. Note that
sensors may not be able to detect obstacles that are extremely close
to the vehicle.
nDetection range of the sensors
Back sensors
Rear corner sensors
Front corner sensors
Perceptible area
Approx. 70.9 in. (1800 mm)
Approx. 33.5 in. (850 mm)
Approx. 23.6 in. (600 mm)
The diagram shows the detection range of the sensors. Note that the sen-
sors may not be able to detect obstacles that are extremely close to the vehi-
cle.
The range of the sensors may change depending on the shape of the object
etc.
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2
When driving
nThe Intuitive parking assist system can be operated when
lFront corner sensors:
The engine switch is in the ON position.
The shift lever is in R.
The shift lever is not in P or R and vehicle speed is approximate 6 mph
(10 km/h) or less.
lBack and rear corner sensors:
The engine switch is in the ON position.
The shift lever is in R
nSensor detection information
lCertain vehicle conditions and the surrounding environment may affect
the ability of a sensor to correctly detect an obstacle. Particular instances
where this may occur are listed below.
There is dirt, snow or ice on a sensor.
A sensor is frozen.
A sensor is covered in any way.
The vehicle is leaning considerably to one side.
On an extremely bumpy road, on an incline, on gravel, or on grass.
The vicinity of the vehicle is noisy due to vehicle horns, motorcycle
engines, air brakes of large vehicles, or other loud noises producing
ultrasonic waves.
There is another vehicle equipped with intuitive parking assist sensors
in the vicinity.
A sensor is coated with a sheet of spray or heavy rain.
The vehicle is equipped with a fender pole or radio antenna.
A bumper or sensor receives a strong impact.
The vehicle is approaching a tall or right-angled curb.
In harsh sunlight or intense cold weather.
The area directly under the bumpers is not detected.
Objects lower than the sensors or thin stakes etc. may be detected ini-
tially, but as they draw closer, they may cease to be detected.
A towing hitch is mounted to the vehicle.
A non-genuine Toyota suspension (lowered suspension etc.) is
installed.
When attaching a two-way radio antenna.
When the bumper is damaged.
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In addition to the examples above, there are instances in which, because of
their shapes, signs and other objects may be judged by a sensor to be closer
than they are.
lThe shape of the obstacle may prevent a sensor from detecting it. Pay
particular attention to the following obstacles:
Wires, fences, ropes, etc.
Cotton, snow and other materials that absorb sound waves
Sharply-angled objects
Low obstacles
Tall obstacles with upper sections projecting outwards in the direction
of your vehicle
A person near the vehicle (depending on the type of clothes worn)
When the bumper is damaged.
nCertification (Canada only)
This ISM device complies with Canadian ICES-001.
nIf the indicator is continuously on
Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.
nIf the indicator remains blinking but do not sound the buzzer
Clean the sensors with soft cloth.
CAUTION
nCaution when using the intuitive parking assist
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may result in the vehicle being unable to be driven safely
and possibly cause an accident.
lDo not use the sensor at speeds in excess of 6 mph (10 km/h).
lDo not attach any accessories within the sensor range.
NOTICE
nNotes when washing the vehicle
Do not apply intensive bursts of water or steam to the sensor area.
Doing so may result in the sensor malfunctioning.
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When driving
Rear view monitor system
: If equipped
The rear view monitor system assists the driver by displaying an
image of the area behind the vehicle. The image is displayed in
reverse on the screen. This reversed image is a similar image to the
one on the inside rear view mirror.
The rear view image is dis-
played on the inside rear view
mirror.
The screen is turned off if any
one of the following conditions
are met:
The shift lever is shifted out
of R
The screen remains on for 5
minutes
Shift lever
Screen
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nRear view monitor guide lines
lGuide lines are displayed on the monitor.
Vehicle width extension guide lines (blue)
These lines indicate the estimated vehicle width extension.
Distance guide line (blue)
This line indicates a position on the ground about 3 ft. (1 m) behind on the
ground of the rear bumper of your vehicle.
Distance guide line (red)
This line indicates a position on the ground about 1.5 ft. (0.5 m) behind on
the ground of the rear bumper of your vehicle.
Vehicle center guide lines (blue)
These lines indicate the estimated vehicle center on the ground.
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2
When driving
nThe rear view monitor system can be operated when
The shift lever is in R and engine switch is ON.
nDisplay mode
The rear view monitor display mode can be adjusted when the engine switch
is in the ON position and the shift lever is in R.
lTo temporarily turn off the monitor when it is on.
Push the button. The indicator should turn orange.
The monitor will automatically turn on again after the ignition is turned off
and on.
lTo manually turn on the monitor when it is turned off.
Push the button. The indicator should turn green.
lTo select a display language (English, French, or Spanish).
Push and hold the button for 6 to 12 seconds.
The monitor should turn on and the indicator should turn green.
Push the button.
Each time the button is pushed and released, the language
will change. The warning message should flash 5 seconds after the
button is released, indicating that the change has been completed.
lTo permanently disable the monitor.
Push and hold the button for 12 to 15 seconds.
The monitor will turn off and on after 6 seconds. Continue holding the
button down until the display turns back off.
The indicator should flash orange.
The monitor will not automatically turn on again after the ignition is turned
off and on.
Push the button.
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nDisplayed area
The area covered by the camera is lim-
ited. Objects that are close to either
corner of the bumper or under the
bumper cannot be seen on the screen.
The area displayed on the screen may
vary according to vehicle orientation or
road conditions.
Corners of bumper
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nRear view monitor system camera
nSmear effect
The rear view monitor system camera is
located on the tailgate as shown in the
illustration.
In the following cases, it may become dif-
ficult to see the images on the screen,
even when the system is functioning cor-
rectly.
lThe vehicle is in a dark area, such
as at night.
lThe temperature near the lens is
extremely high or low.
lWater droplets are on the camera
lens or humidity is high, such as
when it rains.
lForeign matter, such as snow or
mud, adheres to the camera lens.
lThe sun or headlights are shining
directly into the camera lens.
lA bright object such as a white wall
is reflected in the mirror surface
over the monitor.
lWhen the camera has scratches or
dirt on it.
If a bright light, such as sunlight
reflected off the vehicle body, is picked
up by the camera, a smear effect* char-
acteristic to the camera may occur.
*: Smear effect: A phenomenon that
occurs when a bright light is picked
up by the camera; when transmitted
by the camera, the light source
appears to have a vertical streak
above and below it.
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nFlicker effect
When the camera is used under fluorescent lights, sodium lights, mercury
lights etc., the lights and the illuminated areas may appear to flicker.
CAUTION
nWhen using the rear view monitor system, observe the following pre-
cautions to avoid an accident that could result in death or serious inju-
ries
lNever depend solely on the rear view monitor system when reversing.
lAlways check visually and with the mirrors to confirm your intended path is
clear.
lAlways check the vehicle surrounding area, because the guide lines are
estimates of distance and location.
lThe guide lines are assistant lines and do not change even if the steering
wheel is turned.
lDepicted distances between objects and flat surfaces differ from actual
distances.
lDo not use the system if the tailgate open.
nConditions which may affect the rear view monitor system
lIf the back of the vehicle has been hit, the camera’s position and mounting
angle may have changed. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota
dealer.
lRapid temperature changes, such as when hot water is poured on the
vehicle in cold weather, may cause the system to function abnormally.
lIf the camera lens is dirty, it cannot transmit a clear image. Rinse with
water and wipe with a soft cloth. If extremely dirty, wash with a mild
cleanser and rinse.
lThe displayed image may be darker and moving images may be slightly
distorted when the system is cold.
nCaution while driving in reverse
Do not change modes while the vehicle is moving.
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NOTICE
lAs the camera has a water proof construction, do not detach, disassemble
or modify it. This may cause incorrect operation.
lIf the camera lens becomes dirty, it cannot transmit a clear image. If water
droplets, snow, or mud adhere to the lens, rinse with water and wipe with a
soft cloth. If the lens is extremely dirty, wash it with a mild cleanser and
rinse.
lDo not allow organic solvent, car wax, window cleaner or glass coat to
adhere to the camera. If this happens, wipe it off as soon as possible.
lWhen washing the vehicle, do not apply intensive bursts of water to the
camera or camera area. Doing so may result in the camera malfunction-
ing.
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Four-wheel drive system
: If equipped
Use the front-wheel drive control switch to select the following
transfer modes.
*1: Vehicles with multi-information display
*2: Vehicles without multi-information display
2WD (high speed position, two-wheel drive)
Normal driving.
4H (high speed position, four-wheel drive)
Greater traction than two-wheel drive.
When you experience a loss of power, such as wheel slipping.
The 4HI indicator will come on.
4L (low speed position, four-wheel drive)
Driving requiring maximum power and traction such as climbing or
descending steep hills, off-road driving and hard pulling in sand or mud,
etc.
The 4LO indicator will come on.
*2
*1
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Shifting between 4H and 4L
nShifting from 4H to 4L
Stop the vehicle completely.
Shift the shift lever to N.
Push and turn the front-wheel drive control switch fully clock-
wise.
Maintain this condition until the 4LO indicator comes on.
nShifting from 4L to 4H
Stop the vehicle completely.
Shift the shift lever to N.
Turn the front-wheel drive control switch fully counterclock-
wise.
Maintain this condition until the 4LO indicator turns off.
nShifting between 2WD and 4H
Reduce your speed to less than 62 mph (100 km/h) and set the front drive
control switch between 2WD and 4H.
When the ambient temperature is 5.0°F (-15°C) or lower, shifting from 2WD
to 4H cannot be performed with the vehicle speed above 43 mph (70 km/h).
nIf the 4HI indicator blinks
lShifting from 2WD to 4H
If the 4HI indicator starts blinking, drive straight ahead, and try slowing
down or accelerating to allow the system to engage.
If the 4HI indicator continues to blink and the buzzer sounds, stop the
vehicle or reduce the vehicle speed to less than 62 mph (100 km/h).
Operate the switch again.
lShifting from 4H to 2WD
If the 4HI indicator starts blinking, drive straight ahead, and try slowing
down or accelerating, or driving forward or backward for a short distance,
to allow the system to engage.
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nIf the 4LO indicator light blinks
lIf the 4LO indicator continues to blink when shifting between 4H and 4L,
stop the vehicle completely, move the shift lever to N and operate the
switch again.
lIf the shift lever is moved before the 4LO indicator turns on/off, the trans-
fer mode may not be shifted completely. The transfer mode disengages
both the front and rear driveshafts from the powertrain and allows the
vehicle to move regardless of the shift position. (At this time, the indicator
blinks and the buzzer sounds.)
Therefore, the vehicle is free to roll even if the automatic transmission is in
P. You or someone else could be seriously injured. You must complete the
shifting of the transfer mode.
To complete the shifting, stop the vehicle completely, return the shift lever
to N, and confirm that the shift was completed (The indicator turns on/off).
lIf the engine coolant temperature is too low, the transfer mode may not
be able to be shifted. When the engine is warmer, operate the switch
again.
If the 4LO indicator light continues to blink even after attempting the above,
there may be a malfunction in the engine, the brake system or the four-
wheel drive system. In this case, you may not be able to shift between 4H
and 4L. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.
nShifting to 4L
VSC is automatically turned off.
nFour-wheel drive usage frequency
You should drive in four-wheel drive for at least 10 miles (16 km) each
month.
This will assure that the front drive components are lubricated.
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CAUTION
nCaution while driving
Never operate the front-wheel drive control switch if the wheels are slipping.
Stop the slipping or spinning before shifting.
nWhen the vehicle is parked
If the shift lever is moved before the 4LO indicator turns on/off, the transfer
mode may not be shifted completely. The transfer mode disengages both the
front and rear driveshafts from the powertrain and allows the vehicle to move
regardless of the shift position. (At this time, the indicator blinks and the
buzzer sounds.)
Therefore, the vehicle is free to roll even if the automatic transmission is in P.
You or someone else could be seriously injured. You must complete the
shifting of the transfer mode before placing transmission in P. (P. 238)
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AUTO LSD system
The AUTO LSD system aids traction by using the traction control
system to control engine performance and braking when one of the
rear wheels begins to spin.
The system should be used only when one of the rear wheels spin-
ning occurs in a ditch or rough surface.
nSystem operation
The system can be used on 2WD models and in 2WD mode on
4WD models.
The system is activated when driving at a speed under 62 mph
(100 km/h).
The AUTO LSD system will be activated with the following two
procedures.
Press the VSC OFF switch
briefly.
At this time, the AUTO LSD
indicator will come on.
To turn off the system, push
the switch again.
Stop the vehicle completely,
and press the VSC OFF
switch for more than 3 sec-
onds.
At this time, the VSC OFF and
AUTO LSD indicators will
come on simultaneously.
To turn off the system, push
the switch again.
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When the AUTO LSD system is operating
Vehicles with multi-information display
If the rear wheels spin, the slip
indicator flashes to indicate that
the AUTO LSD system has con-
trolled the spinning of the rear
wheels.
Vehicles without multi-information display
nIf the engine is turned off and restarted
The AUTO LSD system and the indicators are automatically turned off.
nIf the brake system overheats
The AUTO LSD system will cease operation, and the slip indicator will
change from flashing to being on continuously to alert the driver. Stop the
vehicle in a safe place. (There is no problem with continuing normal driving.)
The system will be automatically restored after a short time.
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CAUTION
nTo avoid an accident
lDo not use the AUTO LSD system in conditions other than the above.
A much greater steering effort and more careful cornering control will be
required.
lDo not drive with the AUTO LSD system continuously turned on.
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Driving assist systems
To help enhance driving safety and performance, the following sys-
tems operate automatically in response to various driving situations.
Be aware, however, that these systems are supplementary and
should not be relied upon too heavily when operating the vehicle.
nABS (Anti-lock Brake System)
Helps to prevent wheel lock when the brakes are applied suddenly, or if
the brakes are applied while driving on a slippery road surface.
nBrake Assist
Generates an increased level of braking force after the brake pedal is
depressed, when the system detects a panic stop situation.
nVSC (Vehicle Stability Control)
Helps the driver to control skidding when swerving suddenly or turning
on slippery road surfaces.
nTrailer Sway Control
Helps the driver to control trailer sway by selectively applying brake
pressure for individual wheels and reducing engine torque when trailer
sway is detected.
Trailer Sway Control is part of the VSC system and will not operate if
VSC is turned off or experiences a malfunction.
nTRAC (Traction Control) for 2WD models and 2WD mode on
4WD models
Maintains drive power and prevents the rear wheels from spinning
when starting the vehicle or accelerating on slippery roads.
nA-TRAC (Active Traction Control) for 4WD mode on 4WD
models
Maintains drive power and prevents all wheels from spinning when
starting the vehicle or accelerating on slippery roads.
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When VSC/Trailer Sway Control/TRAC/A-TRAC are operating
Vehicles with multi-information display
If the vehicle is in danger of slip-
ping, or if the rear wheels (2WD
models and 2WD mode on 4WD
models) or all wheels (4WD
mode on 4WD models) spin, the
slip indicator flashes to indicate
that VSC/Trailer Sway Control/
TRAC/A-TRAC have been
engaged.
Vehicles without multi-information display
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To disable VSC, Trailer Sway Control and/or TRAC (2WD models
and 2WD mode on 4WD models)
If the vehicle gets stuck in fresh snow or mud, VSC, Trailer Sway
Control and TRAC may reduce power from the engine to the wheels.
You may need to turn the system off to enable you to rock the vehicle
in order to free it.
nTRAC OFF mode
Press the VSC OFF switch
briefly.
The AUTO LSD indicator will
come on.
The system is in TRAC off, AUTO
LSD on and VSC, Trailer Sway
Control on mode.
Push the switch again to turn the
system back on.
nAUTO LSD mode
Stop the vehicle completely, and
press the VSC OFF switch for
more than 3 seconds, when the
system is in the TRAC OFF
mode.
The VSC OFF and AUTO LSD
indicators will come on.
The system is in TRAC off, AUTO
LSD on and VSC, Trailer Sway
Control off mode.
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nVSC OFF mode
Stop the vehicle completely, and
press the VSC OFF switch for
more than 3 seconds, when the
system is in the AUTO LSD
mode.
The VSC OFF and TRAC OFF
indicators will come on.
The system is all off mode.
To disable VSC, Trailer Sway Control or A-TRAC (4H mode on 4WD models)
If the vehicle gets stuck in fresh snow or mud, VSC, Trailer Sway
Control or A-TRAC may reduce power from the engine to the wheels.
You may need to turn the system off to enable you to rock the vehicle
in order to free it.
nA-TRAC OFF mode
Press the VSC OFF switch
briefly.
The TRAC OFF indicator will
come on.
The system is in A-TRAC off and
VSC, Trailer Sway Control on
mode.
Push the switch again to turn the
system back on.
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nVSC OFF mode
Stop the vehicle completely, and
press the VSC OFF switch for
more than 3 seconds.
The VSC OFF and TRAC OFF
indicators will come on.
The system is all off mode.
Push the switch again to turn the
system back on.
To disable A-TRAC (4L mode on 4WD models)
If the vehicle gets stuck in fresh snow or mud, A-TRAC may reduce
power from the engine to the wheels. You may need to turn the sys-
tem off to enable you to rock the vehicle in order to free it.
Stop the vehicle completely, and
press the VSC OFF switch for
more than 3 seconds.
The TRAC OFF indicators will
come on.
Push the switch again to turn the
system back on.
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nAutomatic reactivation of TRAC, A-TRAC, VSC and Trailer Sway Con-
trol
Turning the engine switch off after turning off the TRAC, A-TRAC, VSC and
Trailer Sway Control systems will automatically re-enable them.
nSounds and vibrations caused by the ABS, TRAC, A-TRAC, VSC,
Trailer Sway Control and Brake Assist system
lA sound may be heard from the engine compartment when the engine is
started and just after the vehicle begins to move. This sound does not
indicate that a malfunction has occurred in any of these systems.
lAny of the following conditions may occur when the above systems are
operating. None of these indicates that a malfunction has occurred.
Vibrations may be felt through the vehicle body and steering.
A motor sound may be heard after the vehicle comes to a stop.
The brake pedal may pulsate slightly after the ABS is activated.
The brake pedal may move down slightly after the ABS is activated.
nIf the brake system overheats
TRAC or A-TRAC will cease operation, and the slip indicator will change
from flashing to being on continuously to alert the driver. Stop the vehicle in
a safe place. (There is no problem with continuing normal driving.)
nShifting to 4L
VSC and Trailer Sway Control are automatically turned off.
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CAUTION
Any of the following conditions may result in an accident which could cause
death or serious injury.
nThe ABS does not operate effectively when
lThe limits of the gripping performance have been exceeded.
lThe vehicle hydroplanes while driving at high speed on the wet or slick
road.
nStopping distance when the ABS is operating will exceed that of nor-
mal conditions
The ABS is not designed to shorten the vehicle’s stopping distance. Always
maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you in the following situ-
ations.
lWhen driving on dirt, gravel or snow-covered roads
lWhen driving with tire chains
lWhen driving over bumps in the road
lWhen driving over roads with potholes or roads with uneven roads
nWhen VSC and Trailer Sway Control are activated
The slip indicator flashes. Always drive carefully. Reckless driving may
cause an accident. Exercise particular care when the indicator flashes.
nTRAC or A-TRAC may not operate effectively when
Directional control and power may not be achievable while driving on slip-
pery road surfaces, even if TRAC or A-TRAC is operating.
Do not drive the vehicle in conditions where stability and power may be lost.
nReplacing tires
Make sure that all tires are of the same size, brand, tread pattern and total
load capacity. In addition, make sure that the tires are inflated to the appro-
priate tire pressure level.
The ABS, VSC and Trailer Sway Control will not function correctly if different
tires are fitted on the vehicle.
Contact your Toyota dealer for further information when replacing tires or
wheels.
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CAUTION
nHandling of tires and suspension
Using tires with any kind of problem or modifying the suspension will affect
the driving assist systems, and may cause the system to malfunction.
nTrailer Sway Control precaution
The Trailer Sway Control system is not able to reduce trailer sway in all situ-
ations. Depending on many factors such as the conditions of the vehicle,
trailer, road surface, and driving environment, the Trailer Sway Control sys-
tem may not be effective. Refer to your trailer owner’s manual for information
on how to tow your trailer properly.
nIf trailer sway occurs
Observe the following precautions.
Failing to do so may cause death or serious injury.
lFirmly grip the steering wheel. Steer straight ahead.
Do not try to control trailer swaying by turning the steering wheel.
lBegin releasing the accelerator pedal immediately but very gradually to
reduce speed.
Do not increase speed. Do not apply vehicle brakes.
If you make no extreme correction with the steering or brakes, your vehicle
and trailer should stabilize. (P. 284)
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Off-road precautions
Off-road vehicle feature
lSpecific design characteristics give it a higher center of gravity
than ordinary passenger cars. This vehicle design feature causes
this type of vehicle to be more likely to rollover. And, it has a signif-
icantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles.
lAn advantage of the higher ground clearance is a better view of the
road allowing you to anticipate problems.
lIt is not designed for cornering at the same speeds as ordinary
passenger cars any more than low-slung sports cars are designed
to perform satisfactorily under off-road conditions. Therefore, sharp
turns at excessive speeds may cause rollover.
This vehicle has higher ground clearance and narrower tread in rela-
tion to the height of its center of gravity to make it capable of per-
forming in a wide variety of off-road applications.
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CAUTION
nOff-road vehicle precautions
Always observe the following precautions to minimize the risk of serious per-
sonal injury or damage to your vehicle:
lIn a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die
than a person wearing a seat belt. Therefore, the driver and all passengers
should fasten their seat belts whenever the vehicle is moving.
lAvoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers, if at all possible.
Failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or
vehicle rollover causing death or serious injury.
lAvoid loading any items on the roof that will raise the vehicle’s center of
gravity.
lAlways slow down in gusty crosswinds. Because of its profile and higher
center of gravity, your vehicle is more sensitive to side winds than an ordi-
nary passenger car. Slowing down will allow you to have much better con-
trol.
lWhen driving off-road or in rugged terrain, do not drive at excessive
speeds, jump, make sharp turns, strike objects, etc. This may cause loss
of control or vehicle rollover causing death or serious injury. You are also
risking expensive damage to your vehicle’s suspension and chassis.
lDo not drive horizontally across steep slopes. Driving straight up or
straight down is preferred. Your vehicle (or any similar off-road vehicle)
can tip over sideways much more easily than forward or backward.
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Off-road driving
When driving your vehicle off-road, please observe the following pre-
cautions to ensure your driving enjoyment and to help prevent the
closure of areas to off-road vehicles.
lDrive your vehicle only in areas where off-road vehicles are permit-
ted to travel.
lRespect private property. Get owner’s permission before entering
private property.
lDo not enter areas that are closed. Honor gates, barriers and signs
that restrict travel.
lStay on established roads. When conditions are wet, driving tech-
niques should be changed or travel delayed to prevent damage to
roads.
nAdditional information for off-road driving
For owners in U.S. mainland, Hawaii and Puerto Rico:
To obtain additional information pertaining to driving your vehicle off-road,
consult the following organizations.
lState and Local Parks and Recreation Departments
lState Motor Vehicle Bureau
lRecreational Vehicle Clubs
lU.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management
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CAUTION
nOff-road driving precautions
Always observe the following precautions to minimize the risk of serious per-
sonal injury or damage to your vehicle:
lDrive carefully when off the road. Do not take unnecessary risks by driving
in dangerous places.
lDo not grip the steering wheel spokes when driving off-road. A bad bump
could jerk the wheel and injure your hands. Keep both hands and espe-
cially your thumbs on the outside of the rim.
lAlways check your brakes for effectiveness immediately after driving in
sand, mud, water or snow.
lAfter driving through tall grass, mud, rock, sand, rivers, etc., check that
there is no grass, bush, paper, rags, stone, sand, etc. adhering or trapped
on the underbody. Clear off any such matter from the underbody. If the
vehicle is used with these materials trapped or adhering to the underbody,
a breakdown or fire could occur.
lIn a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die
than a person wearing a seat belt. Therefore, the driver and all passengers
should fasten their seat belts whenever the vehicle is moving.
lWhen driving off-road or in rugged terrain, do not drive at excessive
speeds, jump, make sharp turns, strike objects, etc. This may cause loss
of control or vehicle rollover causing death or serious injury. You are also
risking expensive damage to your vehicle’s suspension and chassis.
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When driving
NOTICE
nTo prevent the water damage
lTake all necessary safety measures to ensure that water damage to the
engine or other components does not occur.
lWater entering the engine air intake will cause severe engine damage.
lWater entering the automatic transmission will cause deterioration in shift
quality, locking up of your transmission accompanied by vibration, and ulti-
mately damage.
lWater can wash the grease from wheel bearings, causing rusting and pre-
mature failure, and may also enter the differentials, transmission and
transfer case, reducing the gear oil’s lubricating qualities.
nWhen you drive through water
If driving through water, such as when crossing shallow streams, first check
the depth of the water and the bottom of the river bed for firmness. Drive
slowly and avoid deep water.
nInspection after off-road driving
lSand and mud that has accumulated in brake drums and around brake
discs may affect braking efficiency and may damage brake system compo-
nents.
lAlways perform a maintenance inspection after each day of off-road driv-
ing that has taken you through rough terrain, sand, mud, or water. For
scheduled maintenance information, refer to the “Scheduled Maintenance
Guide” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement”.
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Cargo and luggage
Capacity and distribution
Cargo capacity depends on the total weight of the occupants.
(Cargo capacity) = (Total load capacity) (Total weight of occupants)
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit—
(1) Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and
cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.” on your vehicle’s
placard.
(2) Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that
will be riding in your vehicle.
(3)Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from
XXX kg or XXX lbs.
(4) The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and lug-
gage load capacity.
For example, if the “XXX” amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will
be five 150 lb passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available
cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (1400 750 (5 × 150)
= 650 lbs.)
(5) Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being
loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the
available cargo and luggage load capacity calculated in Step 4.
Take notice of the following information about storage precau-
tions, cargo capacity and load.
lStow cargo and luggage in the rear deck whenever possible.
lBe sure all items are secured in place.
lBe careful to keep the vehicle level. Placing the weight as far for-
ward as possible helps maintain vehicle balance.
lFor better fuel economy, do not carry unnecessary weight.
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(6) If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be
transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how
this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your
vehicle.
Example on your vehicle
Cargo capacity
Total load capacity
When 2 people with the combined weight of A lb. (kg) are riding in
your vehicle, which has a total load capacity of B lb. (kg), the avail-
able amount of cargo and luggage load capacity will be C lb. (kg) as
follows:
B lb. (kg) A lb. (kg) = C lb. (kg)
In this condition, if 3 more passengers with the combined weight of D
lb. (kg) get on, the available cargo and luggage load will be reduced E
lb. (kg) as follows:
C lb. (kg) D lb. (kg) = E lb. (kg)
As shown in the above example, if the number of occupants
increases, the cargo and luggage load will be reduced by an amount
that equals the increased weight due to the additional occupants. In
other words, if an increase in the number of occupants causes an
excess of the total load capacity (combined weight of occupants plus
cargo and luggage load), you must reduce the cargo and luggage on
your vehicle.
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CAUTION
nThings that must not be carried in the luggage compartment
The following things may cause a fire if loaded in the luggage compart-
ment.
lReceptacles containing gasoline
lAerosol cans
nStorage precautions
lDo not stack anything behind the front seats higher than the seat-
backs.
Such items may be thrown about and possibly injure people in the
vehicle during sudden braking or in an accident.
lDo not place cargo or luggage in or on the following locations as the
item may get under the brake or accelerator pedal and prevent the
pedals from being depressed properly, block the driver’s vision, or hit
the driver or passengers, causing an accident.
Driver’s feet
Front passenger or rear seats (when stacking items)
Instrument panel
• Dashboard
Auxiliary box or tray that has no lid
lSecure all items in the occupant compartment, as they may shift and
injure someone during sudden braking, sudden swerving or an acci-
dent.
lNever allow anyone to ride in the rear deck. It is not designed for pas-
sengers. They should ride in their seats with their seat belts properly
fastened. Otherwise, they are much more likely to suffer death or seri-
ous bodily injury, in the event of sudden braking, sudden swerving or
an accident.
nCapacity and distribution
lDo not exceed the maximum axle weight rating or the total vehicle
weight rating.
lEven if the total load of occupant’s weight and the cargo load is less
than the total load capacity, do not apply the load unevenly. Improper
loading may cause deterioration of steering or braking control which
may cause death or serious injury.
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Vehicle load limits
nTotal load capacity and seating capacity
These details are also described on the tire and loading information
label. (P. 554)
Vehicle load limits include total load capacity, seating capacity,
TWR (Trailer Weight Rating) and cargo capacity.
nTotal load capacity: (P. 648)
Total load capacity means the combined weight of occupants,
cargo and luggage.
nSeating capacity:
Regular Cab models
With front separated type seats—
2 occupants
With front bench type seat—
3 occupants
Double Cab and CrewMax models
With front separated type seats—
5 occupants (Front 2, Rear 3)
With front bench type seat—
6 occupants (Front 3, Rear 3)
Seating capacity means the maximum number of occupants
whose estimated average weight is 150 lb. (68 kg) per person.
Even if the number of occupants are within the seating capacity,
do not exceed the total load capacity.
nTWR (Trailer Weight Rating): (P. 270, 651)
TWR means the maximum gross trailer weight (trailer weight
plus its cargo weight) that your vehicle is able to tow.
nCargo capacity
Cargo capacity may increase or decrease depending on the
weight and the number of occupants.
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CAUTION
nOverloading the vehicle
Do not overload the vehicle.
It may not only cause damage to the tires, but also degrade steering and
braking ability, resulting in an accident.
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Winter driving tips
Carry out the necessary preparations and inspections before driving
the vehicle in winter. Always drive the vehicle in a manner appropri-
ate to the prevailing weather conditions.
nPre-winter preparations
lUse fluids that are appropriate to the prevailing outside tem-
peratures.
Engine oil
Engine coolant
Washer fluid
lHave a service technician inspect the level and specific grav-
ity of battery electrolyte.
lHave the vehicle fitted with four snow tires or purchase a set
of tire chains for the rear tires.
Ensure that all tires are the same size and brand, and that chains
match the size of the tires.
nBefore driving the vehicle
Perform the following according to the driving conditions.
lDo not try to forcibly open a window, scrape an outside rear
view mirror surface or move a wiper or outside rear view mir-
ror that is frozen. Pour warm water over the frozen area to
melt the ice. Wipe away the