—Blocking the wheel

—Blocking the wheel

To remove the spare tire, turn the hold-down nuts counterclockwise with the wheel nut wrench and remove them.

When stowing the spare tire, put it in place and secure it to prevent it from flying forward during a collision or sudden braking.

2. Block the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire to keep the vehicle from rolling when it is jacked up.

When blocking the wheel, place a wheel block in front of one of the front wheels or behind one of the rear wheels.

—Removing wh

—Removing wh

Type B

3. Remove the wheel ornament.

Pry off the wheel ornament, using the beveled end of the wheel nut wrench as shown.


Do not try to pull off the ornament by hand. Take due care in handling the ornament to avoid unexpected personal injury.

—Loosening wheel nuts

—Loosening wheel nuts

3. Remove the wheel ornament.

Pry off the wheel ornament, using the beveled end of the wheel nut wrench as shown.


Never use oil c bolts or nuts. Th and the wheel which could cau cident.

4. Loosen all the wheel nuts.

Always loosen the wheel nuts before raising the vehicle.

Turn the wheel nuts counterclockwise to loosen. To get maximum leverage, fit the wrench to the nut so that the handle is on the right side, as shown above. Grab the wrench near the end of the handle and pull up on the handle. Be careful that the wrench does not slip off the nut.

Do not remove the nuts yet—just unscrew them about one- half turn.

5. Position the jack at the correct jack point as shown.

Make sure the jack is positioned on a level and solid place.

6. After making sure that no one is in the vehicle, raise it high enough so that the spare tire can be installed.

Remember you will need more ground clearance when putting on the spare tire than when removing the flat tire.

To raise the vehicle, insert the jack handle into the jack (it is a loose fit) and turn it clockwise. As the jack touches the vehicle and begins to lift, double- check that it is properly positioned.

—Changing wheels

—Changing wheels

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7. Remove the wheel nuts and change tires.

Lift the flat tire straight off and put it aside.

Roll the spare wheel into position and align the holes in the wheel with the bolts. Then lift up the wheel and get at least the top bolt started through its hole. Wiggle the tire and press it back over the other bolts.

Before putting on wheels, remove any corrosion on the mounting surfaces with a wire brush or such. Installation of wheels without good metal- to- metal contact at the mounting surface can cause wheel nuts to loosen and eventually cause a wheel to come off while driving.

—Reinstalling w

—Reinstalling w

8. Reinstall all tl ger tight.

Reinstall the whee inward) and tighte you can by hand. tire back and see them more.

—Lowering your vehicle

Never use oil or grease on the bolts or nuts. Doing so may lead to overtightening the nuts and damaging the bolts. The nuts may loose and the wheels may fall off, which could cause a serious accident. If there is oil or grease on any bolt or nut, clean it.

—Lowering your vehicle

9. Lower the vehicle completely and tighten the wheel nuts.

Turn the jack handle counterclockwise to lower the vehicle.

Use only the wheel nut wrench and turn it clockwise to tighten the nuts. Do not use other tools or any additional leverage other than your hands, such as a hammer, pipe or your foot. Make sure the wrench is securely engaged over the nut.

Tighten each nut a little at a time in the order shown. Repeat the process until all the nuts are tight.


• When lowerii make sure all body and all around will n the vehicle is ground.

• Have the whe< with torque w (10.5 kgfm, 7 as possible wheels. Othe may loosen may fall off, wh a serious acc

—Stowing flat tire

10.Install the flat tire and spare tire cover on the back door.


Make sure flat tire and spare tire cover are securely in place in their storage location to reduce the possibility of personal injury during a collision or sudden braking.

On vehicles with aluminum wheels and a steel wheel for the spare, remove the rubber rings from the wheel nuts of the spare tire carrier before stowing a flat tire. Be careful not to lose the rubber rings after removing them.


Make sure that are not installe nuts for alumini wise, the nuts m and the wheel m may cause a se

After repairing thi to reinstall the ri wheel nuts before tire. If the steel wh out reinstalling the wheel nuts, the sp produce abnormal hicle is driven.

On some models—Before stowing the flat tire, remove the center wheel ornament by pushing from the reverse side.

Be careful not to lose the wheel ornament.

To install the spare tire cover:

1. Insert the hooks under the guides to the upper slots and lower the cover.

2. Attach the cov 2 inner protru:

Check that the co tached.

—Reinstalling wheel ornament

3. Open the back door. Lock the latch handle which is on the bottom of the cover.

4. Close the back door.

Check that the cover is securely in place.

—Reinstalling wheel ornament

Type A

Type B

Type C

11.Reinstall the

Type A only: A the wheel ornai stem as shown

2. Then firmly tap the wheel cap w of your hand t

Type B

Push the wheel ornament into the center hole.

With a spare tire of different wheel type from the installed tires, the wheel ornament can not be installed into the spare tire. After repairing the flat tire, reinstall the wheel ornament.


• Take due care in handling the ornament to avoid unexpected personal injury.

• Do not attach a heavily damaged plastic wheel ornament. It may fly off the wheel and cause accidents while the vehicle is moving.

—After changing wheels

12.Check the air pressure of the replaced tire.

Adjust the air pressure to the specification designated on page 397 in Section 8. If the pressure is lower, drive slowly to the nearest service station and fill to the correct pressure.

Do not forget to reinstall the tire inflation valve cap as dirt and moisture could get into the valve core and possibly cause air leakage. If the cap is missing, have a new one put on as soon as possible.

13.Restow all the tools and jack securely.

As soon after changing wheels as possible, tighten the wheel nuts to the torque specified on page 397 in Section 8 with a torque wrench. Have a technician repair the flat tire.

Before driving, i tools and jack place in their sto reduce the poss al injury during sudden braking

If your vehicle becomes stuck

If your vehicle becomes stuck in snow, mud, sand, etc., then you may attempt to rock the vehicle free by moving it forward and backward.

You can use the "AUTO LSD" switch (two-wheel drive models) or four-wheel drive lock switch (four-wheel drive models) in this situation. (For details, see "AUTO LSD system" on page 151 or "Active torque control 4WD system" on page 148 in Section 1-7.)


Do not attempt to rock the vehicle free by moving it forward and backward if people or objects are anywhere near the vehicle. During the rocking operation the vehicle may suddenly move forward or backward as it becomes unstuck, causing injury or damage to nearby people or objects.


If you rock your vehicle, observe the following precautions to prevent damage to the transmission and other parts.

♦ Do not depress the accelerator pedal while shifting the selector lever or before the transmission is completely shifted to forward or reverse gear.

♦ Do not race the engine and avoid spinning the wheels.

♦ If your vehicle remains stuck after rocking the vehicle several times, consider other ways such as towing.

If your vehicle towed—

(a) Towing with whee —From front

(b) Using flat bed tru

Two-wheel drive mo

(a) Towing with wheel lift type truck-—From front

-From rear

(b) Using flat bed truck

If towing is necessary, we recommend you to have it done by your Toyota dealer or a commercial tow truck service. In consultation with them, have your vehicle towed using either (a) or (b).

Only when you cannot receive a towing service from a Toyota dealer or commercial tow truck service, tow your vehicle carefully in accordance with the instructions given in "—Emergency towing" on page 339 in this Section.

Proper equipment will help ensure that your vehicle is not damaged while being towed. Commercial operators are generally aware of the state/provincial and local laws pertaining to towing.

Your vehicle can be damaged if it is towed incorrectly. Although most operators know the correct procedure, it is possible to make a mistake. To avoid damage to your vehicle, make sure the following precautions are observed. If necessary, show this page to the tow truck driver.


Use a safety chain s and abide by the sta laws. The wheels an must be in good c damaged, use a tow

Two-wheel drive mo

(a) Towing with wh

From front—Release

When lifting wheel sure adequate grt towing at the op raised vehicle. Oth and/or underbody < will be damaged d

Use a towing dolly u

Four-wheel drive models


Never tow a




front wheels

on t

may cause



(b) Using flat bed truck Four-wheel drive models—

(a) Towing with wheel lift type truck

Use a towing dolly under the wheels not lifted by the truck.

(b) Using flat bed truck

(c) Towing with sling type truck


Do not tow with sling type truck, either from the front or rear. This may cause body damage.

—Emergency to

If towing is necess you to have it do dealer or a comme vice.

If towing service is emergency, your vel rarily towed by a cured to the emerg on the front of the caution when towin

To install the front "—Installing front tov below.

—Installing fron


♦ Only use specified towing eyelet; otherwise your vehicle may be damaged.

♦ Never tow a vehicle from the rear with four wheels on the ground. This may cause serious damage to the transmission.

A driver must be in the vehicle to steer it and operate the brakes.

Towing in this manner may be done only on hard-surfaced roads for a short distance and at low speeds. Also, the wheels, axles, drive train, steering and brakes must all be in good condition.

Use extreme caution when towing vehicles. Avoid sudden starts or erratic driving maneuvers which would place excessive stress on the emergency towing eyelet and towing cable or chain. The eyelet and towing cable or chain may break and cause serious injury or damage.


Use only a cable or chain specifically intended for use in towing vehicles. Securely fasten the cable or chain to the towing eyelet provided.

Before towing, release the parking brake and put the transmission in "N". The key must be in "ACC" (engine off) or "ON" (engine running).

If the engine is not running, the power assist for the brakes and steering will not work so steering and braking will be much harder than usual.

1. Remove the front on the front bum screwdriver which cloth.

2. Use the front towing eyelet in the tool bag. Secure it to the hole on the bumper by turning clockwise. (For the tool bag location, see "—Required tools and spare tire" on page 326 in this Section.)

3. Tighten the front towing eyelet securely by a wheel nut wrench.


When installing the eyelet on the vehicle, be sure to tighten the front eyelet securely. If the eyelet is loose, it may come off when being towed and result in death or serious injury.

—Emergency to precautions

• Before emergency the eyelet is not and that the inst loose.

• Fasten the towing curely to the eyel

• To avoid damagir pull from the si angle. Always pul


If the emergency towing eyelet is used to get out when your vehicle becomes struck in mud, sand or other condition from which the vehicle cannot be driven out under its own power, make sure to observe the precautions mentioned below. Otherwise, excessive stress will be put on the eyelet and the towing cable or chain may break, causing serious injury or damage.

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

• Tow the vehicle as straight ahead as possible.

• Keep away from the vehicle during towing.

—Tips for towing a stuck If you cannot s vehicle transmission se

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 caution when towing vehicles. In addition, keep away from the vehicles and towing cable or chain when towing.

• Remove the soil and sand in the front and the back of the tires.

• Place a stone or wood under the tires.

If you cannot shift out of "P" positior even though the pressed, use the sh ton as follows:

1. Turn the ignitic position. Make brake is applied.

2. Pry up the cov screwdriver or e>

3. Insert your finger into the hole to push down the shift lock override button. You can shift out of "P" position only while pushing the button.

4. Shift into "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.

If you lose your keys

You can purchase a new key at your Toyota dealer if you can give them the key number. If your vehicle is equipped with the engine immobilizer system, the dealer will also need your master key.

Vehicles with engine immobilizer system— 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 the suggestion given in "Keys (with engine immobilizer system)" on page 12 in Section 1-2.

You can use the wireless remote control system with the new key. Contact your Toyota dealer for detailed information.

If your keys are locked in the vehicle and you cannot get a duplicate, many Toyota dealers can still open the door for you, using their special tools. If you must break a window to get in, we suggest breaking the smallest side window because it is the least expensive to replace. Be extremely cautious to avoid cuts from the glass.


Welcome to the growing group of value-conscious people who drive Toyotas. We are proud of the advance' quality construction of each vehicle we build.

This Owner's Manual explains the operation of your new Toyota. Please read it thoroughly and have < follow the instructions carefully. Doing so will help you enjoy many years of safe and trouble-fre important information about this manual and your Toyota, read the following pages carefully.

When it comes to service, remember that your Toyota dealer knows your vehicle very well and is interested satisfaction. Your Toyota dealer will provide quality maintenance and any other assistance you may require.

If there is not a Toyota dealer near you, please call the following number:

U.S. OWNERS: • When traveling in the U.S. mainland or Canada:

Toyota Customer Experience Center Toll-free:1-800-331-4331 • Hawaii:

Servco Automotive Customer Services Toll-free:1-888-272-5515

CANADIAN OWNERS: • When traveling in Canada or the U.S. mainland:

Toyota Canada Customer Interaction Centre Toll-free:1-888-TOYOTA-8 or 1-

Please leave this Owner's Manual in this vehicle at the time of resale. The next owner will need this info

All information and specifications in this manual are current at the time of printing. However, because of continual product improvement, we reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice.

Please note that this manual applies to all models and explains all equipment, including options. Thi find some explanations for equipment not installed on your vehicle.

Please access our websites for further information.

• The U.S. mainland www.toyota.com

• Hawaii www.toyotahawaii.com

• Canada www.toyota.ca



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