Traction control system

The traction control system automatically helps prevent the spinning of front wheels when the vehicle is started or accelerated on slippery road surfaces.

When the ignition switch is set at ON, the system automatically turns on.



You may hear a sound in the engine compartment for a few seconds when the engine is started or just after the vehicle begins to move. This means that the traction control system is in the self-check mode, but does not indicate a malfunction.


Be careful when downshifting on a slippery surface. Abrupt shifting could cause the vehicle to skid or spin.


♦ Do not use any gears other than first gear when starting off and moving forward. Doing so may damage the clutch.

♦ Make sure the vehicle is completely stopped before shifting into reverse.

Under certain slippery road conditions, full traction of the vehicle and power against front wheels cannot be maintained, even though the traction control system is in operation. Do not drive the vehicle under any speed or maneuvering conditions which may cause the vehicle to lose traction control. In situations where the road surface is covered with ice or snow, your vehicle should be fitted with snow tires or tire chains. Always drive at an appropriate and cautious speed for the present road conditions.

When the traction control system is operating, the following conditions occur:

^ The system controls the spinning of the front wheels. At this time, the slip indicator light blinks.

^ You may feel vibration or noise in your vehicle, caused by operation of the brakes. This indicates the system is functioning properly.

The slip indicator light comes on for a few seconds when the ignition switch is set at ON. If the indicator light does not come on when the ignition is turned on, contact your Toyota dealer.

Without multi-information display

Without multi-information display

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