Toyota Tacoma manuals

Toyota Tacoma Owners Manual: Automatic transmission

Select a shift position appropriate for the driving conditions.

■ Shifting the shift lever

5-speed models

While the engine switch is on, depress

the brake pedal and move the shift lever. While the engine switch is on, depress the brake pedal and move the shift lever.

4-speed models

While the engine switch is on, depress

the brake pedal and move the shift lever. While the engine switch is on, depress the brake pedal and move the shift lever.

■ Shift position uses

*: To improve fuel consumption and reduce noises, set the shift lever in D for

*: To improve fuel consumption and reduce noises, set the shift lever in D for normal driving.

■Downshifting restrictions

The shift lever cannot be downshifted if the following speeds are exceeded.

2WD models

4WD models

4WD models

■When driving with the cruise control system (if equipped)

■When driving with the cruise control system (if equipped)

The engine brake will not operate when downshifting from D to 4 (5-speed models) or 3 (4-speed models).

■If the shift lever cannot be shifted from P

■AI-SHIFT

AI-SHIFT automatically selects the suitable gear according to driver performance and driving conditions.

AI-SHIFT automatically operates when the shift lever is in the D position.

The engine speed may remain high after releasing the accelerator pedal.

This does not indicate a malfunction.

Engine (ignition) switch
■ Engine switch LOCK The steering wheel is locked and the key can be removed. (Vehicles with an automatic transmission: The key can be removed only when the shift lever is in P.) ACC ...

Manual transmission
■ Shifting the shift lever 6-speed models Fully depress the clutch pedal before operating the shift lever, and then release it slowly. 5-speed models Fully depress the clutch pedal b ...

Other materials:

Theft deterrent system
Engine immobilizer system The vehicle’s keys have built-in transponder chips that prevent the engine from starting if the key has not been previously registered in the vehicle’s on-board computer. Never leave the keys inside the vehicle when you leave the vehicle. The indicator light fl ...

AUTO LSD system
The AUTO LSD system aids traction by using the traction control system to control engine performance and braking when one of the rear wheels begins to spin. The system should be used only when one of the rear wheels spinning occurs in a ditch or rough surface. ■ System operation The sys ...

Parking brake
Lever type ● Sets the parking brake Fully set the parking brake while depressing the brake pedal. At this time, the indicator will come on. ● Release the parking brake Press the button Turn the lever clockwise Press it in completely Pedal type Sets the parking brake*. ...

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