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Toyota Highlander Owners Manual: Tires

Replace or rotate tires in accordance with maintenance schedules and treadwear.

Checking tires

  1. New tread
  2. Treadwear indicator
  3. Worn tread

Toyota Highlander. Checking tires


The location of treadwear indicators is shown by the "twi" or "ƒ´" marks, etc., Molded on the sidewall of each tire.

Check spare tire condition and pressure if not rotated.

Tire rotation

Rotate the tires in the order shown.

Toyota Highlander. Tire rotation


Toyota Highlander. Tire rotation


Do not fail to initialize the tire pressure warning system after tire rotation.

To equalize tire wear and extend tire life, toyota recommends that tire rotation is carried out at the same interval as tire inspection.

Tire pressure warning system

Your vehicle is equipped with a tire pressure warning system that uses tire pressure warning valves and transmitters to detect low tire inflation pressure before serious problems arise.

If the tire pressure drops below a predetermined level, the driver is warned by a warning light.

 Installing tire pressure warning valves and transmitters

When replacing tires or wheels, tire pressure warning valves and transmitters must also be installed.

When new tire pressure warning valves and transmitters are installed, new id codes must be registered in the tire pressure warning computer and the tire pressure warning system must be initialized. Have tire pressure warning valve and transmitter id codes registered by your toyota dealer.

 Initializing the tire pressure warning system

The tire pressure warning system must be initialized in the following circumstances:

When the tire pressure warning system is initialized, the current tire inflation pressure is set as the benchmark pressure.

How to initialize the tire pressure warning system

  1. Park the vehicle in a safe place and turn the engine switch to the "lock" position (vehicles without a smart key system) or off (vehicles with a smart key system).

    Initialization cannot be performed while the vehicle is moving.

  2. Adjust the tire inflation pressure to the specified cold tire inflation pressure level. Make sure to adjust the tire pressure to the specified cold tire inflation pressure level. The tire pressure warning system will operate based on this pressure level.
  3. Turn the engine switch to the "on" position (vehicles without a smart key system) or ignition on mode (vehicles with a smart key system).
  4. Press and hold the tire pressure warning reset switch until the tire pressure warning light blinks slowly 3 times.

Toyota Highlander. How to initialize the tire pressure warning system


  1. Vehicles without a smart key system: wait for a few minutes with the engine switch in the on position and then turn the engine switch to the acc or lock position.

    Vehicles with a smart key system: wait for a few minutes with the engine switch in ignition on mode and then turn the engine switch off.

Registering id codes

The tire pressure warning valve and transmitter is equipped with a unique id code. When replacing a tire pressure warning valve and transmitter, it is necessary to register the id code. Have the id code registered by your toyota dealer.

When to replace your vehicle's tires

Tires should be replaced if:

If you are not sure, consult with your toyota dealer.

Replacing tires and wheels

If the id code of the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter is not registered, the tire pressure warning system will not work properly. After driving for about 20 minutes, the tire pressure warning light blinks for 1 minute and stays on to indicate a system malfunction.

Tire life

Any tire over 6 years old must be checked by a qualified technician even if it has seldom or never been used or damage is not obvious.

Proper storage of the spare tire

As an improperly stored spare tire may cause damage to the wire cable that holds it, check that the spare tire is stored properly on a daily basis.

Toyota Highlander. Proper storage of the spare tire


Routine tire inflation pressure checks

The tire pressure warning system does not replace routine tire inflation pressure checks. Make sure to check tire inflation pressure as part of your routine of daily vehicle checks.

Maximum load of tire

Check that the number given by dividing the maximum load by 1.10 Of the replacement tire is greater than 1/2 of the gross axle weight ratings (gawr) of either the front axle or the rear axle, whichever is greater.

For the gawr, see the certification label. For the maximum load of the tire, see the load limit at maximum cold tire inflation pressure mentioned on the sidewall of the tire.

Toyota Highlander. Maximum load of tire


Tire types

Summer tires are high-speed performance tires best suited to highway driving under dry conditions. Since summer tires do not have the same traction performance as snow tires, summer tires are inadequate for driving on snow-covered or icy roads. For driving on snow-covered roads or icy roads, the use of snow tires is recommended. When installing snow tires, be sure to replace all four tires.

All season tires are designed to provide better traction in snow and to be adequate for driving in most winter conditions as well as for use year-round. All season tires, however, do not have adequate traction performance compared with snow tires in heavy or loose snow. Also, all season tires fall short in acceleration and handling performance compared with summer tires in highway driving.

For driving on snow-covered roads or icy roads, we recommend using snow tires. If you need snow tires, select tires of the same size, construction and load capacity as the originally installed tires. Since your vehicle has radial tires as original equipment, make sure your snow tires also have radial construction. Do not install studded tires without first checking local regulations for possible restrictions. Snow tires should be installed on all wheels.

If the tread on snow tires wears down below 0.16 In. (4 Mm)

The effectiveness of the tires as snow tires is lost.

Situations in which the tire pressure warning system may not operate properly

*: Vehicles with a full-size spare tire only

The initialization operation

When initialization of the tire pressure warning system has failed

Initialization can be completed in a few minutes. However, in the following cases, the settings have not been recorded and the system will not operate properly. If repeated attempts to record tire inflation pressure settings are unsuccessful, have the vehicle inspected by your toyota dealer.

Tire pressure warning system certification

Trw automotive
tire pressure monitoring sensor fcc id: gq4-51t

Note

: this device complies with part 15 of the fcc rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1.  this device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2.  this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Warning

: changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the users authority to operate the equipment.

Trw automotive
tire pressure monitoring sensor model: 228408
ic: 1470a-32t
made in u.S.A

Note

: this device complies with industry canada license-exempt rss standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1.  this device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2.  this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Le présent appareil est conforme aux cnr dlndustrie canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. Lexploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes :

  1.  lappareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et
  2.  lutilisateur de lappareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible den compromettre le fonctionnement.

Fcc id: paxpmvc010

Note

: this device complies with part 15 of the fcc rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Fcc warning: changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the users authority to operate the equipment.

Note

: operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Note

: lutilisation de ce dispositif est autorisée seulement aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) il ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) lutilisateur du dispositif doit être prêt à accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique reçu, même si ce brouillage est susceptible de compromettre le fonctionnement du dispositif.

Warning


When inspecting or replacing tires

Observe the following precautions to prevent accidents.

Failure to do so may cause damage to parts of the drive train as well as dangerous handling characteristics, which may lead to an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

  • Do not mix tires of different makes, models or tread patterns.

    Also, do not mix tires of remarkably different treadwear.

  • Do not use tire sizes other than those recommended by toyota.
  • Do not mix differently constructed tires (radial, bias-belted or bias-ply tires).
  • Do not mix summer, all season and snow tires.
  • Vehicles with a compact spare tire: do not tow if your vehicle has a compact spare tire installed.

When initializing the tire pressure warning system

Do not operate the tire pressure warning reset switch without first adjusting the tire inflation pressure to the specified level. Otherwise, the tire pressure warning light may not come on even if the tire inflation pressure is low, or it may come on when the tire inflation pressure is actually normal.

 

Notice


Repairing or replacing tires, wheels, tire pressure warning valves, transmitters and tire valve caps

  • When removing or fitting the wheels, tires or the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters, contact your toyota dealer as the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters may be damaged if not handled correctly.
  • Make sure to install the tire valve caps. If the tire valve caps are not installed, water could enter the tire pressure warning valves and the tire pressure warning valves could be bound.
  • When replacing tire valve caps, do not use tire valve caps other than those specified. The cap may become stuck.

To avoid damage to the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters

When a tire is repaired with liquid sealants, the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter may not operate properly. If a liquid sealant is used, contact your toyota dealer or other qualified service shop as soon as possible. Make sure to replace the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter when replacing the tire.

Driving on rough roads

Take particular care when driving on roads with loose surfaces or potholes.

These conditions may cause losses in tire inflation pressure, reducing the cushioning ability of the tires. In addition, driving on rough roads may cause damage to the tires themselves, as well as the vehicle's wheels and body.

If tire inflation pressure of each tire becomes low while driving

Do not continue driving, or your tires and/or wheels may be ruined.

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