Toyota RAV4: Downhill assist control system - Using other driving systems - When driving - Toyota RAV4 Owner's ManualToyota RAV4: Downhill assist control system

With the downhill assist control system, the vehicle is able to descend a steep hill while maintaining a constant low speed of about 3 mph (5 km/h) without brake pedal operation.

■ Activating the downhill assist control system

Press the “DAC” switch.

Press the “DAC” switch. The downhill assist control system indicator will come on to indicate that the downhill assist control system is activated. Pressing the switch again turns the system off.

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    While the downhill assist control system is operating
    The slip indicator will flash to indicate that the downhill assist control system is operating, and the stop lights and high mounted stoplight will turn on. ■Conditions in which the downh ...

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