What should the tire pressure be on 2011 RAV4 Sport? - Toyota RAV4 Forums
4.3 Exterior Tires, Wheels, Lights, Spoilers, Flares, Bars, Tow Hitches, etc.

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 12:58 PM
Member
Country: sofakng's Flag is: United States
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 62
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to sofakng
(Thread Starter)
What should the tire pressure be on 2011 RAV4 Sport?

Can anybody tell me what the tire pressure should be on my 2011 RAV4 Sport? I'm not sure the exact tires (or tire size) but they are the ones from the factory...

As a side note, my tire pressure warning light keeps coming on and off every few days. I THINK it's happening when it's extremely cold outside but I'm not sure.

The dealership told me they inspected and it looked fine but it sounded like they forgot and might have just been telling me that even though they didn't look at it so I'm not sure...

2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport 4-cylinder (Metallic Gray)
sofakng is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 01:07 PM
Advanced Member
Country: rav4two's Flag is: United States
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 2,368
Thanks: 3
Thanked 39 Times in 35 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
The recommended tire pressures are always on a placard that's affixed usually to the driver's door jamb. I believe for all types of wheels, it is 32 PSI cold.

If you are getting a TPMS low pressure warning, make sure you also check the spare. Tire pressure decreases by about 1 PSI every 10-15 degrees F., so going from summer to winter, you can lose four to five PSI - enough to cause a low pressure warning if you're not adjusting your tire pressure at least monthly.

2010 Rav4 AWD V6 - Wife's
2007 Civic LX - Daughter's
1996 BMW 328i - Son's
1995 Miata - Daily Driver
2011 Corvette - Unintentional garage queen

rav4two is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 01:09 PM
Member
Country: mikmabz's Flag is: Canada
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 92
Thanks: 7
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Recommended tire pressure is 32 Psi. You can find it on the driver's side door jamb and in the owner's manual. Check your spare tire pressure it is probably low.

Rav4two beat me by two seconds.

2011 Pyrite Mica Rav4 Limited I4 4WD ( Wife's )

2009 Sandy Beach Metallic Highlander Sport V6 AWD ( Mine )
mikmabz is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 01:09 PM
Member
Country: sofakng's Flag is: United States
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 62
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to sofakng
(Thread Starter)
Thanks!

I'll double-check the door jamb, but if it is 32 PSI cold, how do I know what tire pressure to fill them up when it's about 50 F outside? (does it matter if that car has been running for a few minutes?)

EDIT: Thanks for the spare tire suggestion. The dealer also mentioned that could be the problem so when I fill my tires I'll double-check that one as well.

2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport 4-cylinder (Metallic Gray)
sofakng is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 03:06 PM
Super Moderator
Country: RTexasF's Flag is: United States
 
RTexasF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rio Grande Valley TX
Posts: 6,905
Thanks: 54
Thanked 344 Times in 292 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
You adjust the pressure to keep them @ 32 if it's 30º F or 100º F. It doesn't matter if the engine has been running, it does matter if the tires have been rolling as they build heat. Mine sit overnight before I check them. I keep my spare at 45psi to avoid the TPMS warning light from temperature fluctuations.

EDIT> Like Blogson I keep mine at 35 psi except the spare.

Old Bird......sometimes wise
2008 Base V-6 front wheel drive
2008 Limited V-6 front wheel drive
Both with Tow Prep Package
RTexasF is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 03:25 PM
Advanced Member
Country: Blogson's Flag is: Former Soviet Union
 
Blogson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Oregon coast
Posts: 3,405
Thanks: 23
Thanked 199 Times in 199 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I keep my road tires inflated to 35 psi. and the spare at 40 psi. May marginally help gas mileage as compared with 32 psi and helps a lot with the mountainous road curves we have. Also one service department says that if one inflates tires to 32 psi and the weather suddenly cools so that the pressure drops it could activate the tire pressure monitoring system, so they recommend 35 psi, but I don't know how valid that service department evaluation is.

Jim
2011 Upgraded Base V6 4WD
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2002 Craftsman LT1000 V2

Jesus is Lord
Blogson is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 03:27 PM
Advanced Member
Country: Veliksam's Flag is: United States
 
Veliksam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Orlando
Posts: 3,469
Thanks: 287
Thanked 239 Times in 208 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to Veliksam
32


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app

-----2012 V6 Sport, Tow Prep, & 4x4-----
HU: Kenwood DNN991HD & back-up cam,
JDM HID Projector Headlights w/Toshiba D4S Bulbs, JDM Vanguard Tail Lights
Front DRL's, LED Bumper Park/Brake lights,
Laser Interceptor Quad & Passport 9500ix
Red "SPORT" Theme
----------
Veliksam is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 06:26 PM
Senior Member
Country: Deanjet's Flag is: United States
 
Deanjet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hollywood, Florida
Posts: 455
Thanks: 16
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blogson View Post
...... Also one service department says that if one inflates tires to 32 psi and the weather suddenly cools so that the pressure drops it could activate the tire pressure monitoring system, so they recommend 35 psi, but I don't know how valid that service department evaluation is.
If it gets that cold where I live, I feel REALLY sorry for the rest of you

2011 RAV4 SPORT V6 AWD

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Deanjet is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 11-29-2011, 12:54 AM
Senior Member
Country: RayinAlaska's Flag is: United States
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Alaska
Posts: 249
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
My wife's 2010 Rav 4: I keep the pressure on all the tires at 32 psi. To check the pressure when the tire is cold means that you should cheek it before you drive the car. When you drive your car, the tire pressure increases because of friction.

However, in cold weather the pressure in the tires usually drops (you can find the details at Tirerack). Anyway, the tires on my wife's Rav 4 have 32 psi in the warm garage, but even at -38 degrees outside, the tires hold enough pressure not to affect the tire sensors.

If you believe it's cold where you live, then check the tire pressure and set them to 32 psi on a cold day before you drive the car (don't forget the spare).
RayinAlaska is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 11-29-2011, 03:18 PM
Senior Member
Country: Thundra's Flag is: United States
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MA
Posts: 226
Thanks: 4
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I've also been keeping the tires at 35 psi cold all year round.
Thundra is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome