Information before driving your TOYOT

Utility vehicle precautions

Break- in period


Fuel pump shut off system

Operation in foreign countries

Three-way catalytic converters

Engine exhaust cautions

Facts about engine oil consumption

Iridium-tipped spark plugs

Brake system

Brake pad wear limit indicators

Electric power steering system

Rear step bumper

Your Toyota's identification

Theft prevention labels

Suspension and chassis

Tire information

Vehicle load limits

Cargo and luggage

Types of tires

Utility vehicle precautions


This vehicle belongs to the utility vehicle class, which has higher ground clearance and narrower tread in relation to the height of its center of gravity to make it capable of performing in a wide variety of off-road applications. Specific 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, utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles. An advantage of the higher ground clearance is a better view of the road allowing you to anticipate problems. It is not designed for cornering at the same speeds as ordinary passenger cars any more than low-slung sports cars designed to perform satisfactorily under off- road conditions. Therefore, sharp turns at excessive speeds may cause rollover.


Always observe th tions to minimize personal injury or hicle:

• In a rollover cras son is significai die than a pers belt. Therefore, passengers shou belts whenever t ing.

• Avoid sharp turn vers, if at all p operate this veh result in loss of rollover causing injury.

• Loading cargo o carrier will make vehicle gravity speeds, sudden sudden braking vers, otherwise it of control or veh failure to operat rectly.

• Always slow down in gusty cross-winds. Because of its profile and higher center of gravity, your vehicle is more sensitive to side winds than an ordinary passenger car. Slowing down will allow you to have better control.

• When 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.

• Do 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.

Break- in period

Drive gently and avoid high speeds.

Your vehicle does not need an elaborate break-in. But following a few simple tips for the first 1600 km (1000 miles) can add to the future economy and long life of your vehicle:

• Avoid full throttle acceleration when starting and driving.

• Avoid racing the engine.

• Try to avoid hard stops during the first 300 km (200 miles).

• Do not drive for a long time at any single speed, either fast or slow.

• Do not tow a trailer during the first 800 km (500 miles).



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