2019 RAV4 New Model Technical Preview

2019 RAV4 New Model Technical Preview

Registration drive procedure

After operating the TPWS sensor registration (ID registration) switch, drive at approximately 40 km/h (25 mph) for approximately 10 to 30 minutes during 1 trip. During the procedure, make 2 or more right or left turns.

If the registration is not completed before returning the vehicle to the customer, it is important to note that if the registration has cancelled, the same “TPWS sensor registration in progress” announcement is displayed in the MID, and warning lamp flashes signifying that ID registration is in still progress.

TPWS sensor registration will be cancelled and/or registration cannot be entered if any of the following occur:

  • DTCs C2176, C2179 and U0129 are stored
  • Techstream is being used to display the Data List
  • The ignition switch is turned off before the vehicle is driven after entering registration mode

Registration may take longer than normal in the following situations.

  • The vehicle is stopped frequently
  • The vehicle is stopped for long period of time
  • The vehicle is driven in reverse
  • The vehicle is driven on rough roads or uneven surfaces
  • The vehicle is driven in close proximity to another vehicle with the same type of tire pressure warning valve and transmitter installed for a long period of time
  • The vehicle was not stopped for 15 minutes or more before registration
  • The vehicle is driven at 40 km/h (25 mph) or less for a long period of time
  • The ignition switch is turned off during ID registration

When registration is complete, all previously registered IDs are cleared.

TPWS Tester

Search the tool and click the “Support” tab to locate the user guide.


Electric Parking Brake (EPB), Brake Hold and Active Cornering Assist (ACA) are introduced on RAV4 for 2019. Other new features for RAV4 include Secondary Collision Brake, Drive Mode Select and Multi-Terrain Select.

Secondary Collision Brake

The secondary collision brake system lessens damage from a secondary collision by controlling the automatic brakes and stop light illumination after a collision occurs.

When a collision detection signal is received from the airbag sensor assembly while the vehicle speed is approximately 10 km/h or more, the secondary collision brake starts operating.

Drive Mode Select

Drive Mode Select on hybrid models uses hybrid control in cooperation with brake control systems to add Auto Limited Slip Differential (LSD) functionality.

Multi-Terrain Select

Multi-terrain select is a function that switches to the optimal control for the road conditions, including AWD control, brake control and motive force control, when the driver performs a switch operation to select an appropriate mode for the road conditions. Optimal control for the road conditions is automatically performed, maintaining driving performance and achieving superior off-road drivability. AWD control and motive force control is newly adopted to the multi-terrain select. The system found on Tacoma models uses engine torque output control and brake control in each of its multi-terrain modes.

The selected multi-terrain select mode signal is received by the 4WD ECU and sent to the ECM via CAN communication. The ECM sends the multi-terrain select mode signal to the skid control ECU and the ECUs of parts such as the combination meter via CAN communication.

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