Part 2, INFORMATION BEFORE DRIVING YOUR TOYOTA

Part 2
Off-road  vehicle precautions
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INFORMATION
BEFORE DRIVING
YOUR TOYOTA
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Off-road  vehicle precautions
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Break-in period
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Fuel
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Operation in foreign countries
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Three-way catalytic converter
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Engine exhaust cautions
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Facts about engine oil
consumption
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Twin ground electrode spark
plugs
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Brake system
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Brake pad wear limit indicators
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Luggage stowage precautions
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Your Toyota’s identification
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Theft prevention labels
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Suspension and chassis
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Types of tires
This vehicle is one of the class of ve-
hicles which have higher ground
clearance and narrower tread in rela-
tion to the height of their center of
gravity to make them capable of per-
forming in a wide variety of off-road
applications. Specific design charac-
teristics give it a higher center of gravi-
ty than ordinary cars. An advantage of
the higher ground clearance is a better
view of the road allowing you to antici-
pate problems. It is not designed for
cornering at the same speeds as con-
ventional two-wheel drive vehicles
any more than low-slung sports cars
are designed to perform satisfactorily
under off-road conditions.
CAUTION
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Always observe the following pre-
cautions to minimize the risk of se-
rious personal injury or damage to
your vehicle:
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Avoid sharp turns or abrupt ma-
neuvers, if at all possible. As with
other vehicles of this type, failure
to operate this vehicle correctly
may result in loss of control or ve-
hicle rollover.
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Avoid loading any items on the
roof that will make the center of
gravity even higher.
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Always slow down in gusty cross-
winds. Because of its high center
of gravity, your vehicle is more
sensitive to side winds than an or-
dinary passenger car. Slowing
down will allow you to have much
better control.
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Do not drive horizontally across
steep slopes. Driving straight up
or straight down is preferred. Your
vehicle (or any similar off-road
vehicle) can tip over sideways
much more easily than forward or
backward.