Toyota CH-R Owners Manual: Tires

Replace or rotate tires in accordance with maintenance schedules and treadwear.

Checking tires

Check if the treadwear indicators are showing on the tires. Also check the tires for uneven wear, such as excessive wear on one side of the tread.

Check the spare tire condition and pressure if not rotated.

Toyota CH-R. Do-it-yourself maintenance

  1. New tread
  2. Worn tread
  3. Treadwear indicator

The location of treadwear indicators is shown by a "TWI" or "" mark, etc., molded into the sidewall of each tire.

Replace the tires if the treadwear indicators are showing on a tire.

Tire rotation

Rotate the tires in the order shown.

To equalize tire wear and extend tire life, Toyota recommends that tire rotation is carried out at the same interval as tire inspection.

Tire pressure warning system

Your vehicle is equipped with a tire pressure warning system that uses tire pressure warning valves and transmitters to detect low tire inflation pressure before serious problems arise.

If the tire pressure drops below a predetermined level, the driver is warned by a warning light.

Installing tire pressure warning valves and transmitters

When replacing tires or wheels, tire pressure warning valves and transmitters must also be installed.

When new tire pressure warning valves and transmitters are installed, new ID codes must be registered in the tire pressure warning computer and the tire pressure warning system must be initialized. Have tire pressure warning valves and transmitter ID codes registered by your Toyota dealer.

Initializing the tire pressure warning system

When the tire size is changed, the tire pressure warning system must be initialized.

When the tire pressure warning system is initialized, the current tire inflation pressure is set as the benchmark pressure.

■ How to initialize the tire pressure warning system

1. Park the vehicle in a safe place and turn the engine switch to the "LOCK" position (vehicles without a smart key system) or off (vehicles with a smart key system).

Initialization cannot be performed while the vehicle is moving.

2. Adjust the tire inflation pressure to the specified cold tire inflation pressure level.

Make sure to adjust the tire pressure to the specified cold tire inflation pressure level. The tire pressure warning system will operate based on this pressure level.

3. Turn the engine switch to the "ON" position (vehicles without a smart key system) or IGNITION ON mode (vehicles with a smart key system).

4. Press or of the meter control switch to select .

5. Press or of the meter control switch to select the "Vehicle Settings" and then press to display the menu.

6. Press or of the meter control switch to select and then press and hold .

7. When initialization completes, a message is displayed on the multi-information display and the tire pressure warning light will blink 3 times.

Registering ID codes

The tire pressure warning valve and transmitter is equipped with a unique ID code. When replacing a tire pressure warning valve and transmitter, it is necessary to register the ID code. Have the ID code registered by your Toyota dealer.

■When to replace your vehicle's tires

Tires should be replaced if:

  • The treadwear indicators are showing on a tire.
  • You have tire damage such as cuts, splits, cracks deep enough to expose the fabric, and bulges indicating internal damage
  • A tire goes flat repeatedly or cannot be properly repaired due to the size or location of a cut or other damage

If you are not sure, consult with your Toyota dealer.

■Replacing tires and wheels If the ID code of the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter is not registered, the tire pressure warning system will not work properly. After driving for about 20 minutes, the tire pressure warning light blinks for 1 minute and stays on to indicate a system malfunction.

■Tire life Any tire over 6 years old must be checked by a qualified technician even if it has seldom or never been use, or damage is not obvious.

■Routine tire inflation pressure checks The tire pressure warning system does not replace routine tire inflation pressure checks. Make sure to check tire inflation pressure as part of your routine of daily vehicle checks.

■Maximum load of tire Check that the maximum load of the replacement tire is greater than 1/2 of the Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR) of either the front axle or the rear axle, whichever is greater.

For the GAWR, see the Certification Label. For the maximum load of the tire, see the load limit at maximum cold tire inflation pressure mentioned on the sidewall of the tire.

■Tire types

  • Summer tires
    Summer tires are high-speed performance tires best suited to highway driving under dry conditions. Since summer tires do not have the same traction performance as snow tires, summer tires are inadequate for driving on snow-covered or icy roads. For driving on snow-covered roads or icy roads, the use of snow tires is recommended. When installing snow tires, be sure to replace all four tires.
  • All season tires
    All season tires are designed to provide better traction in snow and to be adequate for driving in most winter conditions as well as for use year-round. All season tires, however, do not have adequate traction performance compared with snow tires in heavy or loose snow. Also, all season tires fall short in acceleration and handling performance compared with summer tires in highway driving.
  • Snow tires
    For driving on snow-covered roads or icy roads, we recommend using snow tires. If you need snow tires, select tires of the same size, construction and load capacity as the originally installed tires. Since your vehicle has radial tires as original equipment, make sure your snow tires also have radial construction. Do not install studded tires without first checking local regulations for possible restrictions. Snow tires should be installed on all wheels.

■If the tread on snow tires wears down below 0.16 in. (4 mm) The effectiveness of the tires as snow tires is lost.

■Situations in which the tire pressure warning system may not operate properly

  • In the following cases, the tire pressure warning system may not operate properly.
    • If non-genuine Toyota wheels are used.
    • A tire has been replaced with a tire that is not an OE (Original Equipment) tire.
    • A tire has been replaced with a tire that is not of the specified size.
    • Tire chains, etc., are equipped.
    • An auxiliary-supported run-flat tire is equipped.
    • If a window tint that affects the radio wave signals is installed.
    • If there is a lot of snow or ice on the vehicle, particularly around the wheels or wheel housings.
    • If the tire inflation pressure is extremely higher than the specified level.
    • If wheels without the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters are used.
    • If the ID code on the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters is not registered in the tire pressure warning computer.
  • Performance may be affected in the following situations.
    • Near a TV tower, electric power plant, gas station, radio station, large display, airport or other facility that generates strong radio waves or electrical noise.
    • When carrying a portable radio, cellular phone, cordless phone or other wireless communication device.
  • When the vehicle is parked, the time taken for the warning to start or go off could be extended.
  • When tire inflation pressure declines rapidly for example when a tire has burst, the warning may not function.

■The initialization operation

  • Make sure to carry out initialization after adjusting the tire inflation pressure.

    Also, make sure the tires are cold before carrying out initialization or tire inflation pressure adjustment.

  • If you have accidentally turned the engine switch off during initialization, it is not necessary to press the reset switch again as initialization will restart automatically when the engine switch to the "ON" position (vehicles without a smart key system) or IGNITION ON mode (vehicles with a smart key system) for the next time.
  • If you accidentally press the reset switch when initialization is not necessary, adjust the tire inflation pressure to the specified level when the tires are cold, and conduct initialization again.

■Warning performance of the tire pressure warning system The warning of the tire pressure warning system will change in accordance with driving conditions. For this reason, the system may give a warning even if the tire pressure does not reach a low enough level, or if the pressure is higher than the pressure that was adjusted to when the system was initialized.

■When initialization of the tire pressure warning system has failed Initialization can be completed in a few minutes. However, in the following cases, the settings have not been recorded and the system will not operate properly. If repeated attempts to record tire inflation pressure settings are unsuccessful, have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.

  • When operating the initialization of the system, the tire pressure warning light does not blink 3 times and the setting message does not appear on the multi-information display.
  • After driving for a certain period of time since the initialization has been completed, the warning light comes on after blinking for 1 minute.
WARNING

■When inspecting or replacing tires Observe the following precautions to prevent accidents.

Failure to do so may cause damage to parts of the drive train as well as dangerous handling characteristics, which may lead to an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

  • Do not mix tires of different makes, models or tread patterns.

    Also, do not mix tires of remarkably different treadwear.

  • Do not use tire sizes other than those recommended by Toyota.
  • Do not mix differently constructed tires (radial, bias-belted or bias-ply tires).
  • Do not mix summer, all season and snow tires.
  • Do not use tires that have been used on another vehicle.

    Do not use tires if you do not know how they were used previously.

  • Do not tow if your vehicle has a compact spare tire installed.

■When initializing the tire pressure warning system Do not initialize tire pressure warning system without first adjusting the tire inflation pressure to the specified level. Otherwise, the tire pressure warning light may not come on even if the tire inflation pressure is low, or it may come on when the tire inflation pressure is actually normal.

 

NOTICE

■Repairing or replacing tires, wheels, tire pressure warning valves, transmitters and tire valve caps

  • When removing or fitting the wheels, tires or the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters, contact your Toyota dealer as the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters may be damaged if not handled correctly.
  • Make sure to install the tire valve caps. If the tire valve caps are not installed, water could enter the tire pressure warning valves and the tire pressure warning valves could be bound.
  • When replacing tire valve caps, do not use tire valve caps other than those specified. The cap may become stuck.

■To avoid damage to the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters When a tire is repaired with liquid sealants, the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter may not operate properly. If a liquid sealant is used, contact your Toyota dealer or other qualified service shop as soon as possible. Make sure to replace the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter when replacing the tire.

■Driving on rough roads Take particular care when driving on roads with loose surfaces or potholes.

These conditions may cause losses in tire inflation pressure, reducing the cushioning ability of the tires. In addition, driving on rough roads may cause damage to the tires themselves, as well as the vehicle's wheels and body.

■If tire inflation pressure of each tire becomes low while driving Do not continue driving, or your tires and/or wheels may be ruined.

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