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Toyota Tacoma Owners Manual: If the vehicle becomes stuck

Carry out the following procedures if the tires spin or the vehicle becomes stuck in mud, dirt, or snow.

brake and put the shift lever in P (vehicles with an automatic transmission) or Stop the engine. Set the parking brake and put the shift lever in P (vehicles with an automatic transmission) or N (vehicles with a manual transmission).

around the stuck tire. Remove the mud, snow, or sand from around the stuck tire.

material to help provide traction under the tires. Place wood, stones or some other material to help provide traction under the tires.

Turn off the VSC. Restart the engine.

Shift the shift lever to D or R Turn off the VSC.

(automatic transmission) or 1 or R (manual transmission) and carefully apply the Shift the shift lever to D or R (automatic transmission) or 1 or R (manual transmission) and carefully apply the accelerator to free the vehicle.

CAUTION

■When attempting to free a stuck vehicle

If you choose to rock the vehicle back and forth to free it, make sure the surrounding area is clear, to avoid striking other vehicles, objects or persons.

The vehicle may also lunge forward or back suddenly as it becomes free.

Use extreme caution.

■When shifting the shift lever

Vehicles with an automatic transmission: Be careful not to shift the shift lever with the accelerator pedal depressed.

This may lead to unexpected rapid acceleration of the vehicle that may cause an accident and result in death or serious injury.

NOTICE

■To avoid damaging the transmission and other components

●Avoid spinning the wheels and do not rev up the engine.

●If the vehicle remains stuck after trying these procedures, the vehicle may require towing to be freed.

If your vehicle overheats
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