The Limited has a steel rim wheel spare. All other tires are alloy rims. When it comes time to rotate the tires should one start using the steel rim spare tire in the mix or keep it as a spare only????
In Canada do we even have tire pressure monitoring on the 06's? I'm pretty sure we don't. Also I just checked my limited and I have a steel spare...bcbob said:Actually, Bikejack, when I removed the spare cover on my Ltd. I was pleased to discover that it had the same tire (Yokohama Geolander) and alloy rim as the other four tires had. Apparently the spare has the tire pressure sensor as well. Are you certain yours is just a steel rim? I wonder what other Ltd. owners received? Perhaps you incorrectly got a steel rim spare or else I incorrectly got an alloy rim spare?
Yeah I'm 99.9% sure we do not have tire pressure monitor. A lot of features are displayed in the book but it's very bad for specifically detailing which model gets what and differienting Canadian & American models.bcbob said:Hi csis_agent. (are you really a csis agent?) My instruction booklet makes mention of a low tire pressure warning light in the instrument cluster, so I'm assuming I have it. I wouldn't know what it looks like on the wheel, so I can't say for certain that I do have it. Also, FWIT, I recall finding no mention of the tire pressure monitor on the Toyota Canada website, so I assumed we weren't getting that feature.
I am having a difficult time imagining a Limited without the tyre pressure monitor. I have a Base version, and it does have it. Can Canada be shafted? I don't think so. My light looks like this: (!) . It is yellow. It's on the left side, outside of the tachometer.bcbob said:Well now this is just vexing. :evil: I just checked my V6 Ltd and I could see nothing resembling any tire pressure monitoring system anywhere. And even though it describes how it works in my manual, I noticed that there is no low tire pressure warning light that comes on in my instrument cluster when I turn the key.
bikejack said:It would be nice to have the option to equalize the wear over 5 tires instead of 4 by rotating in the spare. The steel rim spare complicates this or does it???? That is the question or purchase a spare alloy rim or swap rims from time to time.
The Rav4 used the direct pressure system, from the FSM...The G Man said:Tire pressure monitors are a requirement impose by the NHTSA after the Explorer / Firestone law suit in the US. There are 2 different types of tire pressure monitors. The direct system which measure actual tire pressure and send a signal to the computer and the other type measures wheel rotation speed to monitor low pressure, a flat tire will spin faster. The rotaion type is a cheaper way for the manufacturer to implement tire pressure monitoring since all the rotation sensors are already in place due to the ABS and the VSC. The direct pressure system has proven to be more relieble and a better system overall in my opinion.
TIRE PRESSURE WARNING SYSTEM
A direct-sensing type tire pressure warning system has been newly provided as standard equipment on the
If the vehicle continues to be driven with one or more of the five tires inflated to a low tire pressure that
could cause problems in driving, this system will illuminate the tire pressure warning light to inform the
driver of the low tire pressure.
Furthermore, this system directly senses the each tire pressure through a tire pressure warning valve and
transmitter that is attached to each wheel.