Toyota RAV4: Rear step bumper - Opening, closing and locking the doors - Before driving - Toyota RAV4 Owner's ManualToyota RAV4: Rear step bumper

The rear step bumper is intended for rear end protection and easier step-up loading.

■Customization that can be configured at Toyota dealer

Settings (e.g. wireless remote control) can be changed.

CAUTION
■Caution while driving
●Keep the back door closed while driving.
If the back door is left open, it may hit near-by objects while driving or luggage may be unexpectedly thrown out, causing an accident.
In addition, exhaust gases may enter the vehicle, causing death or a serious health hazard. Make sure to close the back door before driving.
●Before driving the vehicle, make sure that the back door is fully closed. If the back door is not fully closed, it may open unexpectedly while driving, causing an accident.
●Never let anyone sit in the luggage compartment. In the event of sudden braking or a collision, they are susceptible to death or serious injury.
●Do not get on the rear step bumper.

■Caution while parking
If the open back door hides the stop, tail or rear turn signal lights, other road users must be warned of the presence of your vehicle by a warning triangle or other device.

■When children are in the vehicle
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.
●Do not leave children alone in the luggage compartment.
If a child is accidentally locked in the luggage compartment, they could have heat exhaustion.
●Do not allow a child to open or close the back door.
Doing so may cause the back door to move unexpectedly, or cause the child’s hands, head, or neck to be caught by the closing back door.

CAUTION
■Operating the back door

Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may cause parts of the body to be caught, resulting in death or serious injury.
●When opening or closing the back door, thoroughly check to make sure the surrounding area is safe.
●If anyone is in the vicinity, make sure they are safe and let them know that the back door is about to open or close.
●Use caution when opening or closing the back door in windy weather as it may move abruptly in strong wind.

●The back door may close if it is not

●The back door may close if it is not opened fully. It is more difficult to open or close the back door on an incline than on a level surface, so beware of the back door unexpectedly opening or closing by itself. Make sure that the back door is fully open and secure before using the luggage compartment.

●When closing the back door, take extra

●When closing the back door, take extra care to prevent your fingers etc. from being caught.
●When closing the back door, make sure to press it lightly on its outer surface.
●Do not attach any accessories other than genuine Toyota parts to the back door. Such additional weight on the back door may interfere with the safety opening and closing operation of the back door.
●If the open back door hides the stop, tail, rear side marker or rear turn signal lights while you are parked, other road users must be warned of the presence of your vehicle by a warning triangle or other device.

NOTICE
■To prevent damage to the back door components
Do not allow more than one person to get on the rear step bumper at a time.

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