If it was driven like that for only 2 weeks, there is nothing to worry about. If you kept the tires at 52 psi for months, the tires would wear unevenly. It is more dangerous for the tires to be underinflated than overinflated (to an extent).
When I got my Rav from the dealer, the tires were at 18-20 psi, and I didn't realize it for almost a week (which included a 200+ mile highway trip from home to school). It was just another experience that made me realize how incompetent dealers are.
Mine were ar 45 when we got ours too. Its okay no problems. How come your tire pressure monitor on the dash was not lit? Ours was. It also lights IF the pressure is too high. Our spare was over 50 psi and this causes the light on the dash to light..
Thanks all for the info. Will scoot by the dealership to let them know so at least it won't happen to someone else. By the way Canadian models don't come with tire pressure monitors, however I do have driver's side knee airbags-win some lose some.
Sound very high even for shipping mode. Not to offense, but curious, are you measure in cold tire temperature? Are you using your own digital gauage? I found that some gas stations' air pump are off by as much as 10psi!!
I don't know if Canada requires the tire pressure sensing system but if you do have it I have a suspicion the system was never activated.
Looking at the activation procedure it states..
Press the valve core to reduce the tire inflation pressure rapidly by 6 psi (0.4 kgf/cm2, 40 kPa) or more within 30 seconds. If the tire inflation pressure is NOT reduced by 6 psi (0.4 kgf/cm2, 40 kPa) or more within 30 seconds, the tire pressure sensing transmitters will NOT be activated.
Gosh I am glad I am not the only one that had this problem. Just got back from Washington, DC to NYC. The sensor went off and I thought I had a flat. It was hard to tell as the road I was on was uneven and being prepared for paving.
Pulled over to the nearest service area and found out the PSI was higher than recommended. All my tires were at 45 PSI.
I thought they have a checklist of things they should do before transferring the car to a buyer.
I decided to make a journal of the repairs, mods and miscellaneous for my 2011 RAV4 Limited V6 4WD.
The car was bought used, on February 2020, with 70,300 miles. Clean car, no rust, serviced and driven locally. The dash was showing 24 MPG average. Given that now, after 800 miles, with my driving...
Hey guys, yesterday I was on my way out, turned the ignition and the Rav4 wouldn't start, switched off all the dome lights, disconnected my amp/sub, turned it 2 more times and then it started.
I immediately went to advanced auto and got it tested, my battery is supposed to be around 582 CCA and...
My rav4 has had new turbo , an erg valve , and a cross do pressure converter , when they leave it idling all is ok , but when taken out on the road it looses power any ideas , Toyota RAV4 d4d 3 door manual sl06 reg
I bought Toyota Techstream and MVCI cable on ebay
2012 Newest V7 11 010 Mini VCI V7 for Toyota Cable Software Tis Techstream | eBay
for $28.99. This is the same software and a similar interface that the dealerships are using to diagnose, upgrade, reset, etc our Rav4s.
I can confirm this system...