Toyota RAV4: While the downhill assist control system is operating - Using other driving systems - When driving - Toyota RAV4 Owner's ManualToyota RAV4: While the downhill assist control system is operating

The slip indicator will flash to

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 downhill assist control system does not operate or will stop operating

●In the following situations, the downhill assist control system indicator flashes and the downhill assist control system does not operate or will stop operating:

• The shift lever is not in L or R.
• The vehicle speed is higher than 15 mph (25 km/h).

●If the accelerate or brake pedal is depressed, the downhill assist control system will stop operating with the downhill assist control system indicator stayed on.

■If the “DAC” switch is turned off while the downhill assist control system is operating

The downhill assist control system gradually ceases operation. The downhill assist control system indicator will flash during the canceling operation, and then go off when the system is fully off.

■Downhill assist control system operation sound

●A sound may be heard from the engine compartment while the downhill assist control system is operating. This sound does not indicate a malfunction.
●If the accelerator or brake pedal is depressed while the downhill assist control system is operating, a sound caused by the release of system operation may be heard, or you may feel the brake pedal push-back. This does not indicate a malfunction.

■When the downhill assist control system operates continuously

The brake actuator may overheat. In that case, the downhill assist control system will stop operating, a buzzer will sound and the downhill assist control system indicator will start flashing. Refrain from using the system until the downhill assist control system indicator stays on. (There is no problem with continuing driving normally.)

■If the slip indicator comes on

It may indicate a malfunction in the system. Contact your Toyota dealer.

CAUTION
■Conditions which may affect the downhill assist control system operation
●Do not rely too heavily on the downhill assist control system. On extremely steep inclines, icy surfaces or muddy roads, the vehicle may slip and the system may not be able to maintain the constant low vehicle speed of about 3 mph (5 km/h), leading to an accident causing death or serious injury.
●Do not shift the shift lever to R while driving forward, or to D while driving backward. Doing so may cause the wheels to lock up, leading to an accident causing death or serious injury. In addition, excessive stress will be applied to the automatic transmission, possibly resulting in damage.

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