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eyelet and the towing cable or chain may break, causing serious injury or damage. the (cid:1) If

towing vehicle can hardly move, do not forcibly continue the towing. Contact your Toyota dealer or a commercial tow truck service for assistance.

(cid:1) Tow the vehicle as straight ahead

as possible.

(cid:1) Keep away from the vehicle during


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—Tips for towing a stuck vehicle The following methods are effective to get out when your vehicle is struck in mud, sand or other condition from which the vehicle cannot be driven out under its own power. Use extreme cau- tion when towing vehicles. In addition, keep away from the vehicles and towing cable or chain when towing. (cid:1) Remove the soil and sand in the front

and the back of the tires.

(cid:1) Place a stone or wood under the tires.

If you cannot shift automatic transmission selector lever



If you cannot shift the selector lever out of the “P” position to other posi- tions even though the brake pedal is depressed, use the shift lock override button as follows: 1. Turn the ignition key to the “LOCK” the parking

position. Make sure brake is set.

2. Pry up the cover with a flathead

screwdriver or equivalent.

3. Insert the screwdriver or equivalent into the hole to push down the shift lock override button. You can shift out of the “P” position only while pushing the button.

4. Shift into the “N” position. 5. Insert the cover. 6. Start the engine. For your safety,

keep the brake pedal depressed.

Be sure to have the system checked by your Toyota dealer as soon as possible.


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If you lose your keys You can purchase a new key at your Toyota dealer if you can give them the key number and master key. Even if you lose only one key, contact your Toyota dealer to make a new key. If you lose all your master keys, you cannot make new keys; the whole engine immobi- lizer system must be replaced. See page 12 in Section 1−2. If your keys are locked in the vehicle and you cannot get a duplicate, many Toyota dealers can still open the door for you, If you must using break a window in, we suggest breaking the smallest side window be- cause it is the least expensive to replace. Be extremely cautious to avoid cuts from the glass.

the suggestion given in “Keys” on

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to get


If you lose your wireless remote control transmitter Please contact your nearest Toyota dealer and you can purchase a new wireless remote control transmitter. Have the registered identification numbers of your transmitters deleted from your ve- hicle by your Toyota dealer as soon as possible to avoid the possibility of theft or an accident. Then, have the identification number of your new transmitter registered. At the same time, you must bring all of the remaining transmitters to have them registered again as well.

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CORROSION PREVENTION AND APPEARANCE CARE Corrosion prevention and appearance care Protecting your Toyota from corrosion Washing and waxing your Toyota Cleaning the interior Rain clearing mirrors

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Protecting your Toyota from corrosion Toyota, through the diligent research, de- sign and use of the most advanced technology available, helps prevent corro- sion and provides you with the finest qual- ity vehicle construction. Now, it is up to you. Proper care of your Toyota can help ensure long−term corrosion prevention. The most common causes of corrosion to your vehicle are: (cid:1) The accumulation of road salt, dirt and moisture in hard−to−reach areas under the vehicle.

(cid:1) Chipping of paint, or undercoating caused by minor accidents or by stones and gravel.

Care is especially important if you live in particular areas or operate your ve- hicle under certain environmental condi- tions: (cid:1) Road salt or dust control chemicals will accelerate corrosion, as will the pres- ence of salt in the air near the sea− coast or in areas of industrial pollution. (cid:1) High humidity accelerates corrosion es- pecially when temperatures range just above the freezing point.

(cid:1) Wetness or dampness to certain parts of your vehicle for an extended period of time, may cause corrosion even though other parts of the vehicle may be dry.

(cid:1) High ambient temperatures can cause corrosion to those components of the vehicle which do not dry quickly due to lack of proper ventilation.

The above signifies the necessity to keep your vehicle, particularly the underside, as clean as possible and to repair any dam- age to paint or protective coatings as soon as possible. To help prevent corrosion on your Toyota, follow these guidelines: Wash your vehicle frequently. It is, of course, necessary to keep your vehicle clean by regular washing, but to prevent corrosion, the following points should be observed: (cid:1) If you drive on salted roads

the winter or if you live near the ocean, you should hose off the undercarriage at least once a month to minimize cor- rosion.


(cid:1) High pressure water or steam is effec- tive for cleaning the vehicle’s underside and wheel housings. Pay particular attention to these areas as it is difficult to see all the mud and dirt. It will do more harm than good to simply wet the mud and debris without removing. The lower edge of doors, rocker panels and frame members have drain holes which should not be allowed to clog with dirt as trapped water in these areas can cause corrosion.

(cid:1) Wash the underside of the vehicle thor-

oughly when winter is over.

See “Washing and waxing your Toyota” on page 399 in this Section for more tips. Check the condition of your vehicle’s paint and trim. If you find any chips or scratches in the paint, touch them up im- mediately to prevent corrosion from start- ing. If the chips or scratches have gone through the bare metal, have a qualified body shop make the repair.


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Check the interior of your vehicle. Wa- ter and dirt can accumulate under the floor mats and could cause corrosion. Oc- casionally check under the mats to make sure the area is dry. Be particularly care- ful when transporting chemicals, cleans- ers, fertilizers, salt, etc; these should be transported in proper containers. If a spill or leak should occur, immediately clean and dry the area. Use mud shields on your wheels. If you drive on salted or gravel roads, mud shields help protect your vehicle. Full−size shields, which come as near to the ground as possible, are the best. We recommend that the fittings and the area where the shields are installed be treated to resist corrosion. Your Toyota dealer will be happy to assist in supplying and installing the shields if they are recommended for your area. Keep your vehicle in a well ventilated garage or a roofed place. Do not park your vehicle in a damp, poorly venti- lated garage. If you wash your vehicle in the garage, or if you drive it covered with water or snow, your garage may be so damp as to cause corrosion. Even if your garage is heated, a wet vehicle can cor- rode if the ventilation is poor.

Washing and waxing your Toyota Washing your Toyota Keep your vehicle clean by regular washing. The following cases may cause weakness to the paint or corrosion to the body and parts. Wash your vehicle as soon as pos- sible. (cid:1) When driving in a coastal area (cid:1) When driving on a road sprinkled with


(cid:1) When exposed to coal tar, tree sap, bird droppings and carcass of an insect (cid:1) When driving in areas where there is a lot of smoke, soot, dust, iron dust or chemical substances

(cid:1) When the vehicle becomes remarkably

dirty with dust and mud Hand−washing your Toyota Work in the shade and wait until the vehicle body is not warm to the touch.


(cid:1) When cleaning under floor or chas- sis, be careful not to injure your hands.

(cid:1) Exhaust gases cause the exhaust pipe to become quite hot. When washing the vehicle, be careful not to touch the pipe until it has cooled sufficiently, as touching a hot ex- haust pipe can cause burns.

1. Rinse off loose dirt with a hose. Re- move any mud or road salt from the underside of the vehicle or the wheel wells.

2. Wash with a mild car−wash soap, mixed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use a soft cotton mitt and keep it wet by dipping it frequently into the wash water. Do not rub hard—let the soap and water remove the dirt.

Fuel filler door: Do not apply water (high− pressure car wash, for example) at or near the fuel tank inlet with the fuel filler door opened. If the water enters the air vent, you may experience trouble with re- fueling or rough engine idling. Rear height control air suspension: Do not spray a jet of high−pressure water at the air suspension unit, especially the air spring, at an extremely close range. This may damage the air suspension.

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Plastic wheel ornaments: The plastic wheel ornaments are damaged easily by organic substances. If any organic sub- stances splash an ornament, be sure to wash them off with water and check if the ornament is damaged. Aluminum wheels: Use only a mild soap or neutral detergent. Plastic bumpers: Wash carefully. Do not scrub with abrasive cleaners. The bumper faces are soft. Exterior lights: Wash carefully. Do not use organic substances or scrub them with a hard brush. This may damage the sur- faces of the lights. Road turpentine or cleaners that are marked safe for painted surfaces. 3. Rinse

can cause streaking. In hot weather you may need to rinse each section right after you wash it.

tar: Remove with



4. To prevent water spots, dry the vehicle using a clean soft cotton towel. Do not rub or press hard—you might scratch the paint.


(cid:1) Do not use organic substances (gasoline, kerosene, benzine or strong solvents), which may be tox- ic or cause damage.

(cid:1) Do not scrub any part of the ve- hicle with a hard brush, which may cause damage.

Automatic car wash Your vehicle may be washed in an auto- matic car wash, but remember that the paint can be scratched by some types of brushes, unfiltered washing water, or the washing process itself. Scratching reduces paint durability and gloss, especially on darker colors. The manager of the car wash should be able to advise you wheth- er the process is safe for the paint on your vehicle.

Waxing your Toyota Polishing and waxing is recommended to maintain the original beauty of your Toyota’s finish. Apply wax once a month or if the vehicle surface does not repel water well. 1. Always wash and dry the vehicle be- fore you begin waxing, even if you are using a combined cleaner and wax.

2. Use a good quality polish and wax. If the finish has become extremely weath- ered, use a car−cleaning polish, fol- lowed by a separate wax. Carefully fol- low the manufacturer’s instructions and precautions. Be sure to polish and wax the chrome trim as well as the paint. Exterior lights: Do not apply wax on the surfaces of the lights. Wax may cause damage to the lenses. If you accidentally put wax on the light surfaces, wipe or wash it off. 3. Wax

the vehicle again when water does not bead but remains on the sur- face in large patches.


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Cleaning the interior


(cid:1) Vehicles with side airbags and cur-

tain shield airbags: Be careful not to splash water or spill liquid on the floor. This may prevent the side airbags and curtain shield airbags from activating cor- rectly, resulting in serious injury.

(cid:1) Do not wash the vehicle floor with water, or allow water to get onto the floor when cleaning the vehicle interior or exterior. Water may get into audio components or other electrical components above or un- der the floor carpet (or mat) and cause a malfunction; and it may cause body corrosion.

Vinyl interior The vinyl upholstery may be easily cleaned with a mild soap or detergent and water. First vacuum over the upholstery to re- move loose dirt. Then, using a sponge or soft cloth, apply the soap solution to the vinyl. After allowing it to soak in for a few minutes to loosen the dirt, remove the dirt and wipe off the soap with a clean damp cloth. If all the dirt does not come off, repeat the procedure. Commercial foam- ing−type vinyl cleaners are also available which work well. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.


Do not use solvent, thinner, gasoline or window cleaner on the interior.


foam−type shampoo

Carpets Use a good clean the carpets. Begin by vacuuming thoroughly to remove as much dirt as possible. Several types of foam cleaners are available; some are in aerosol cans and others are powders or liquids which you mix with water to pro- duce a foam. To shampoo the carpets, use a sponge or brush to apply the foam. Rub in overlapping circles. Do not apply water—the best results are obtained by keeping the carpet as dry as possible. Read the shampoo instructions and follow them closely. Seat belts The seat belts may be cleaned with mild soap and water or with lukewarm water. Use a cloth or sponge. As you are clean- ing, check the belts for excessive wear, fraying, or cuts.

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(cid:1) Do not use dye or bleach on the

belts—it may weaken them.

(cid:1) Do not use the belts until they be-

come dry.

Windows The windows may be cleaned with any household window cleaner.


(cid:1) When cleaning the inside of the rear window, be careful not to scratch or damage the heater wires or connectors.

(cid:1) When cleaning the inside of the rear quarter window, be careful not to scratch or damage the printed antenna.

Air conditioning control panel, audio panel, instrument panel, console panel and switches Use a soft damp cloth for cleaning. Soak a clean soft cloth in water or luke- warm water then lightly wipe off dirt.


(cid:1) Do not use organic substances (sol- vents, kerosene, alcohol, gasoline, etc.) or alkaline or acidic solutions. These chemicals can cause discol- oring, staining or peeling of the surface.

(cid:1) If you use cleaners or polishing agents, make sure their ingredients do not include the substances men- tioned above.

(cid:1) If you use a liquid car freshener, do not apill the liquid onto the ve- hicle’s interior surfaces. It may con- tain the ingredients mentioned above. Immediately clean any spill using the method mentioned above.

Leather interior The leather upholstery may be cleaned with neutral detergent for wool. Remove dirt using a soft cloth dampened with 5% solution of neutral detergent for wool. Then thoroughly wipe off all traces of detergent with a clean damp cloth.

After cleaning or whenever any part of the leather gets wet, dry with a soft clean cloth. Allow the leather to dry in a venti- lated shaded area.


(cid:1) If a stain should fail to come out with a neutral detergent, apply a cleaner that does not contain an organic solvent.

(cid:1) Never use organic substances such as benzine, alcohol or gasoline, or alkaline or acid solutions for clean- ing the leather as these could cause discoloring.

(cid:1) Use of a nylon brush or synthetic fiber cloth, etc. may scratch the fine grained surface of the leather. (cid:1) Mildew may develop on soiled leath- er upholstery. Be especially careful to avoid oil spots. Try to keep your upholstery always clean.

(cid:1) Long exposure to direct sunlight may cause the leather surface to harden and shrink. Keep your ve- hicle in a shaded area, especially in the summer.

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(cid:1) The interior of your vehicle is apt to heat up on hot summer days, so avoid placing on the upholstery items made of vinyl or plastic or containing wax as these tend to stick to leather when warm.

(cid:1) Improper cleaning of the leather up- holstery could result in discolor- ation or staining.

If you have any questions about the cleaning of your Toyota, your local Toyota dealer will be pleased to answer them.

Rain clearing mirrors On some models, the outside rear view mirrors have been coated to produce a “rain clearing” effect. This coating causes the raindrops to spread, clear- ing the driver’s rear view when it rains. It is sufficient to wash the mirrors with water for day to day care. The rain clearing effect drizzle and light rain. In the following cases, the rain clearing effect will be reduced temporarily, but will gradually recover. (cid:1) After wiping dirt off the mirrors (cid:1) When the mirrors fog up (cid:1) After waxing your vehicle in an auto-




matic car wash

(cid:1) After your vehicle has been parked for a long period in underground parking lots, etc. where there is no direct sun- light.

If you would like to restore the rain clear- ing effect to its normal level immediately in the above cases, wash the mirrors with neutral detergent, then rinse thoroughly.


To maintain the rain clearing ability, and prevent the mirrors from being scratched, observe the following pre- cautions. (cid:1) Do not use any glass cleaners that

contain compounds.

(cid:1) If ice should jam the mirror, do not scrape the mirror. Use a spray de− icer to free the mirror.

(cid:1) Wash off any wax stuck to the mir- rors with neutral detergent and rinse thoroughly as any wax on the surface of the mirrors can cause the rain clearing effect to be lost.

(cid:1) Do not use any water repellents as they can destroy the rain clearing effect. If any repellent gets stuck on the surface of the mirrors, wash it off with neutral detergent, then rinse thoroughly.

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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND CARE Vehicle maintenance and care Maintenance requirements General maintenance Does your vehicle need repairing? Emissions Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) programs

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For scheduled maintenance information, please refer to the “Scheduled Maintenance Guide” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement”.

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Maintenance requirements Your Toyota vehicle has been designed for fewer maintenance requirements with long- er service intervals to save both your time and money. However, each regular mainte- nance, as well as day−to−day care, is more important than ever before to ensure smooth, and trouble−free, safe, and eco- nomical drivings. It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure the specified maintenance, including general maintenance service, is performed. Note the new vehicle and emission control system warranties specify that proper maintenance and care must be performed. “Owner’s Warranty Information Booklet” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement” warranty information. General maintenance General maintenance items are those day− to−day care practices that are important to your vehicle for proper operation. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that the general maintenance items are performed regularly. These checks or inspections can be done either by yourself or a qualified technician, or if you prefer, your Toyota dealer will be pleased to do them at a nominal cost.




Scheduled maintenance The scheduled maintenance items listed in the “Scheduled Maintenance Guide” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement” are those required to be serviced at regular inter- vals. For details of your maintenance schedule, read the “Scheduled Maintenance Guide” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement”. It is recommended that any replacement parts used for maintenance or for the repair of the emission control system be Toyota supplied. The owner may elect to use non−Toyota supplied parts replacement pur- poses without invalidating the emission control system warranty. However, use of replacement parts which are not of equivalent quality may impair the effec- tiveness of the emission control sys- tems. You may have maintenance, replacement, or repair of the control devices and system performed by any automotive repair individual without invalidating this warranty. See “Owner’s Warranty Information Booklet” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement” for complete warranty information.








Where to go for service? Toyota technicians are well−trained spe- cialists and are kept up to date with the latest service information through technical bulletins, service tips, and in−dealership training programs. They learn to work on Toyotas before they work on your vehicle, rather than while they are working on it. You can be confident that your Toyota dealer’s service department performs the best job to meet the maintenance require- ments on your vehicle—reliably and eco- nomically. Your copy of the repair order is proof that all required maintenance has been per- formed for warranty coverage. If any prob- lems should arise with your vehicle while under warranty, your Toyota dealer will promptly take care of it. Again, be sure to keep a copy of the repair order for any service performed on your Toyota. What about do−it−yourself maintenance? Many of the maintenance items are easy to do yourself if you have a little mechani- cal ability and a few basic automotive tools. Simple instructions for how to per- form them are presented on page 411 in Section 7.


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If skilled do−it−yourself mechanic, the Toyota service manuals are recommended. Please be aware that do−it−yourself maintenance can affect your warranty coverage. See “Owner’s Warranty Information Booklet” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement” for the details.




General maintenance Listed below are the general maintenance items that should be performed as fre- quently as specified. In addition to check- ing if you notice any unusual noise, smell or vibration, you should investigate the cause or take your vehicle to your Toyota dealer or a quali- fied service shop immediately. It is recom- mended that any problem you notice be brought to the attention of your dealer or the qualified service shop for their advice.


Make these checks only with ade- quate ventilation if you run the en- gine.

IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT Items listed below should be checked from time to time, e.g. each time when refueling. Washer fluid Make sure there is sufficient fluid in the tank. See page 437 in Section 7−3 for additional information.

in Section 7−2

Engine coolant level Make sure the coolant level is between the “F” and “L” lines on the see−through reservoir when the engine is cold. See page 422 for additional information. Radiator, condenser and hoses Check that the front of the radiator and condenser are clean and not blocked with leaves, dirt, or insects. See page 423 in Section 7−2 for additional information. Battery condition Check the battery condition by the indica- tor color. See page 434 in Section 7−3 for additional information. Brake fluid level Make sure the brake fluid level is correct. See page 423 in Section 7−2 for addition- al information. Engine oil level Check the level on the dipstick with the engine turned off and the vehicle parked on a level spot. See page 420 in Section 7−2 for additional information.

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Power steering fluid level Check the level through the reservoir. The level should be in the “HOT” or “COLD” range depending on the fluid temperature. See page 424 in Section 7−2 for addition- al information. Exhaust system If you notice any change in the sound of the exhaust or smell exhaust fumes, have the cause located and corrected immedi- ately. (See “Engine exhaust cautions” on page 333 in Section 2.) INSIDE THE VEHICLE Items listed below should be checked regularly, e.g. while performing periodic services, cleaning the vehicle, etc. Lights Make sure the headlights, stop lights, tail lights, turn signal lights, and other lights are all working. Check headlight aim. Service reminder indicators and warning buzzers Check that all service reminder indicators and warning buzzers function properly. Steering wheel Check that it has the specified free play. Be alert for changes in steering condition, such as hard steering or strange noise. 408


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Seats Check that all front seat controls such as seat adjusters, seatback recliner, etc. op- erate smoothly and that all latches lock securely in any position. Check that the head restraint move up and down smooth- ly and that the locks hold securely in any latched position. For rear seatbacks and swing−up rear seat cush- ions (vehicles without third seats), tum- bling second seats third seats), folding−up third seats and detach- able third seats, check that the latches lock securely. Seat belts Check that the seat belt system such as buckles, retractors and anchors operate properly and smoothly. Make sure that the belt webbing is not cut, frayed, worn or damaged. Accelerator pedal Check the pedal for smooth operation and uneven pedal effort or catching. Brake pedal Check the pedal for smooth operation and that the pedal has the proper clearance. Check the brake booster function.

Brakes In a safe place, check that the brakes do not pull to one side when applied. Parking brake Check that the pedal has the proper travel and that, on a safe incline, your vehicle is held securely with only the parking brake applied. Automatic transmission “Park” mecha- nism On a safe incline, check that your vehicle is held securely with the selector lever in “P” position and all brakes released. OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE Items listed below should be performed from time, unless otherwise specified. Fluid leaks Check underneath for leaking fuel, oil, wa- ter or other the vehicle has been parked for a while. If you smell fuel fumes or notice any leak, have the cause found and corrected immediately.

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Doors and engine hood Check that all doors including back door operate smoothly and all latches lock se- curely. Make sure the engine hood sec- ondary latch secures the hood from open- ing when the primary latch is released. Tire inflation pressure Check the pressure with a gauge ev- ery two weeks, or at least once a month. See page 425 in Section 7−2
for additional information. Tire surface and wheel nuts Check the tires carefully for cuts, damage or excessive wear. See page 427 in Section 7−2 for additional in- formation. When checking the tires, make sure no nuts are missing, and check the nuts for looseness. Tighten them if necessary. Tire rotation Rotate the tires according to the maintenance (For scheduled maintenance information, please “Scheduled Maintenance Guide” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement”.) See page 429
in Section 7−2 for additional information.






for changes

Does your vehicle need repairing? Be on the alert in perfor- mance, sounds, and visual that indicate service is needed. Some impor- tant clues are as follows: (cid:1) Engine missing, stumbling, or pinging (cid:1) Appreciable loss of power (cid:1) Strange engine noises (cid:1) A leak under the vehicle (however, wa- ter dripping from the air conditioning after use is normal.)

If you notice any of these clues, take your vehicle to your Toyota dealer as soon as possible. It probably needs adjustment or repair.


Do not continue driving with the ve- hicle unchecked. It could result in se- rious vehicle damage and possibly personal injury.

(cid:1) Change

in exhaust sound (This may indicate a dangerous carbon monoxide leak. Drive with the windows open and have the exhaust system checked im- mediately.)

(cid:1) Flat−looking tire; excessive tire squeal

when cornering; uneven tire wear

(cid:1) Vehicle pulls to one side when driving

straight on a level road

(cid:1) Strange noises related to suspension


(cid:1) Loss of brake effectiveness; spongy feeling brake pedal; pedal almost touches floor; vehicle pulls to one side when braking

(cid:1) Engine coolant temperature continually

higher than normal

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The malfunction indicator lamp will go off after taking several driving trips, but the error code in the OBD system will not be cleared unless about 40 trips or more are taken. If your vehicle does not pass the I/M test even the malfunction indicator lamp does not come on, contact your Toyota dealer to prepare the vehicle for re−testing.

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the malfunction

in- include OBD

Emissions Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) programs Some states have vehicle emission spection programs which (On−Board Diagnostics) checks. The OBD system monitors the operation of the emission control system. When the OBD system determines that a problem exists somewhere in the emission control system, lamp comes on. In this case, your vehicle may the I/M test and need to be not pass repaired. Contact your Toyota dealer to service the vehicle. Even lamp does not come on, your vehicle may not pass readiness codes have not been set in the OBD system. Readiness codes are automatically set during ordinary driving. However, when the battery is disconnected or run down, the codes are erased. Also, depending on your driving habits, the codes may not be completely set. Also, if the malfunction indicator lamp had come on recently due to temporary mal- function such as a loose fuel tank cap, your vehicle may not pass the I/M test.

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Pocket Reference Guide

MN 00452-PRG07-4RUN Printed in USA 07/06

2007 4Runner

Spare tire & tools Tool location

This Pocket 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 Pocket Reference Guide is not intended as a substitute for the Owner’s Manual located in the 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 the 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 4Runner.

! A word about safe vehicle operations This Pocket Reference Guide is not a full description of 4Runner operations. Every 4Runner owner should review the Owner’s Manual that accompanies this vehicle.

Pay special attention to the boxed “ ” information highlighted in this reference guide and throughout the Owner’s Manual. Each box contains safe operating instructions to help you avoid injury or equipment malfunction.

This utility vehicle has a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles. Refer to the Owner’s Manual for important rollover information.

All information in this Pocket Reference Guide is current at the time of printing. Toyota reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.

Tool bag


Removing the spare tire

Assemble the jack handle. Insert the jack handle end through the opening in the bumper, and into the lowering screw. Turn the jack handle counterclockwise.

Refer to the Owner’s Manual for tire changing and jack positioning procedures.




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Engine maintenance Fuel tank door release and cap Hood release Indicator symbols Instrument cluster Instrument panel Keyless entry2


Air Conditioning/Heating Audio Auto lock functions1, 2
Auto LSD (Limited Slip Differential) Automatic Transmission Bottle holders Clock Cruise control Cup holders Door locks Four-wheel drive Garage door opener (HomeLink®)3
Light control-Instrument panel Lights2 & turn signals Moonroof2
Parking brake Power outlets Rear seat entertainment system Seat adjustments-Front Seat adjustments-Rear Seat heaters Seats-Head restraints Tilt and telescopic steering wheel Windows2
Window-Rear hatch2
Windshield wiper & washer






Doors-Child safety locks Seat belts Seat belts-Shoulder belt anchor Spare tire & tools Tire Pressure Warning System


1 Programmable by customer. Refer to the Owner’s

Manual for instructions and more information.

2 Visit your Toyota dealer for information on

customizing this feature. 3 HomeLink® is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls, Inc.


Instrument panel Steering wheel switches (if equipped)

Rear console box

Driving position memory switches1
Headlight, turn signal and front fog light1 control Wiper and washer controls Power back window switch Audio system or navigation system1,2
Front passenger seat belt reminder light Engine immobilizer/Theft deterrent system indicator1
Front passenger occupant classification indicator Multi-information display Emergency flasher switch Air Conditioning controls Auxiliary boxes Back window and outside rear view mirror defogger1
switch Four-wheel drive selector1 (full-time 4WD models) or two wheel/four-wheel drive selector1 (part-time 4WD models) Ignition switch Cruise control

Hood release Fuel tank door opener “RSCA OFF”(Roll Sensing of Curtain shield Airbags “OFF”) switch1
“AUTO LSD” switch1
Center differential lock switch1
115V AC Power outlet ON/OFF switch1
Instrument panel light control Steering wheel audio controls1,2
Telephone switches1,2
Navigation voice command button1,2
12V DC Power outlet/Cigarette lighter 115V AC Power outlet1
AUX adapter A/V input adapter1

1 If equipped 2 For details, refer to the “Navigation System

Owner’s Manual.”


Instrument cluster

Limited model only

Tachometer Speedometer Service indicator and reminder Fuel gauge Low fuel level warning Engine coolant temperature Trip meter reset knob Odometer and two trip meters Height control indicator

Indicator symbols

Brake system warning1

Driver/Front passenger seat belt reminder1

Charging system warning1

Low engine oil pressure warning1

Malfunction/Check Engine indicator1

Engine oil replacement reminder1
•Vehicle Stability Control warning1
•“AUTO LSD” warning1
•Traction Control warning1
•Downhill Assist Control warning1
•Active Traction Control warning1
•Hill-start Assist Control warning1

Open door warning1

Airbag SRS warning1

Low windshield washer fluid level warning1

1 For details, refer to “Service reminder indicators and warning

buzzers,” Section 1-6, 2007 Owner’s Manual.

2 For details, see “Roll sensing of curtain shield airbags off

switch,” Section 1-3, 2007 Owner’s Manual.

3 If this light flashes, refer to “Four-wheel drive system,” Section

Automatic Transmission fluid temperature warning1
Low Tire Pressure Warning1
Engine immobilizer/Theft deterrent system indicator Roll Sensing of Curtain shield Airbag “OFF” indicator1,2
Front passenger occupant classification indicator

Headlight high beam indicator

Turn signal indicator

Front fog light indicator

Automatic Transmission indicator

Low speed four-wheel drive indicator3

Center differential lock indicator3

Vehicle Stability Control “OFF” indicator

Four-wheel drive indicator3

Slip indicator

“AUTO LSD” indicator

Downhill Assist Control indicator

Height control indicator

Height control “OFF” indicator4

Cruise control indicator5

Anti-lock Brake System warning1

When the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) function is in action, you may feel the brake pedal pulsating and hear a noise. In this situation, to let the Anti-lock Brake System work for you, just hold the brake pedal down more firmly. Do not pump the brake as this will result in reduced braking performance.

1-7, 2007 Owner’s Manual.

4 If this light flashes, refer to “Rear height control air

suspension,” Section 1-7, 2007 Owner’s Manual.

5 If this light flashes, refer to “Cruise control,” Section 1-7, 2007

Owner’s Manual.


Fuel tank door release and cap Pull up


Hood release Pull

Pull up latch and raise hood


Engine maintenance 6 cylinder (1GR-FE) engine

NOTE: Tighten until one click is heard. If the cap is not tightened enough, Check Engine “ ” indicator may illuminate. Keyless entry (if equipped) Beep sound can be switched “ON” or “OFF.” Refer to the Owner’s Manual for more details. Locking operation Push

Unlocking operation Push ONCE: Driver door

TWICE: All doors

8 cylinder (2UZ-FE) engine

NOTE: After unlocking, if a door is not opened within 30 seconds, all doors will relock for safety. Back window operation Push and hold

Alarm operation Push

Windshield and back window washer fluid tank Power steering fluid reservoir Engine oil level dipstick Engine coolant reservoir Engine oil filler cap

Note: Regularly scheduled maintenance, including

oil changes, will help extend the life of your vehicle and maintain performance. Please refer to the “Owner’s Warranty Information Booklet,” “Scheduled Maintenance Guide” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement.”


Auto lock functions Automatic door locks can be programmed to operate in 4 different modes, or turned OFF. -Doors lock when shifting from “Park.” -Doors lock when the vehicle speed goes above approximately 12 mph. -Doors unlock when shifting into “Park.” -Doors unlock when the ignition switch is set from “ON” to “ACC” or “OFF” and driver’s door is opened. Refer to the Owner’s Manual for more details.

Automatic Transmission

Reverse Neutral Drive Fourth gear Third gear Second gear

First gear

Four-wheel drive (if equipped) Part-time four-wheel drive models


High speed (2WD)

High speed (4WD) Turn to “H4” with speed below 62
mph. Low speed (4WD) Shift to “N” position, then push and turn to “L4.”

Full-time four-wheel drive models

High speed Turn to “H4” with speed below 62
mph. Low speed Shift to “N” position, then push and turn to “L4.”

Center differential lock button

1 The ignition switch must be ON, and the brake

pedal depressed to shift from “Park.”

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.

Center differential lock/unlock

For best fuel economy and performance under normal driving conditions: •“H2” position (part-time four-wheel drive models) •“H4” position (full-time four-wheel drive models), Center differential unlocked (center differential lock indicator and “VSC OFF” indicator is not illuminated.)


Tilt and telescopic (if equipped) steering wheel

Seats-Head restraints Front

To change the angle Hold the steering wheel, pull the lock release lever, tilt to the desired angle, and release the lever. To change the column length Push the lock release lever down, set the desired length, and return the lever to its locked position.

Note: Do not attempt to adjust while the vehicle

is in motion.

Seat adjustments-Front Manual seat

Power seat



Lock release button

Second row seat With third seat


Without third seat






Lock release button

Lock release button

Third row



Lock release button

Position Cushion angle (driver side only) Height crank (driver side only) Seatback angle Lumbar support (driver side only) Driver seat: position, cushion angle and height Passenger seat: position Seatback angle Lumbar support (driver side only)

Parking brake

Set: Depress Release: Depress again




Seat adjustments-Rear (vehicles with third row seats) Second row seats

Windshield wiper & washer Front

Adjust interval

Seatback angle

Third row seats

Seatback angle

Seatback angle


Pull to wash and wipe

Interval wipe



Seatback angle

Wash and wipe


Interval wipe

Wash and wipe

Seat adjustments-Rear (vehicles without third row seats) (3) Pull up

NOTE: Rear wiper and washer operate only when rear window is fully closed. If battery is disconnected, rear washer will not function until rear window is reinitialized by being fully opened and then closed.

Light control-Instrument panel

(2) Lower

(1) Push

(4) Push down

(5) Fold-down

Brightness control


H- Hour set M- Minute set :00- Round off





Lights & turn signals Headlights

AUTO* Headlights

Parking lights

Low beam

High beam

* If equipped

High beam flasher

-Daytime Running Light system (if equipped) Automatically turns on the headlights at a reduced intensity. -Automatic light cut off system Will automatically turn lights off after a delay of 30 seconds, or the lock switch on remote may be pushed. Turn signals

Right turn

Lane change

Lane change

Left turn

Front fog lights (if equipped)


Windows Driver side



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.

NOTE: If the battery is disconnected, the window will need to be reinitialized. Refer to the Owner’s Manual for more details. Window-Rear hatch Operating from inside

Operating from outside



Turn left and hold


Turn right and hold


Window lock switch

NOTE: If the battery is disconnected, the rear hatch window will need to be reinitialized. Refer to the Owner’s Manual for more details.