Toyota 4Runner manuals

Toyota 4Runner: Cruise control

Use the cruise control to maintain a set speed without depressing the accelerator pedal.

1. Indicators
2. Cruise control switch

Setting the vehicle speed

Press the “ON-OFF” button to activate the cruise control.

Cruise control indicator will come on.

Press the button again to deactivate the cruise control.

Accelerate or decelerate the vehicle to the desired speed, and push the lever down to set the speed.

“SET” indicator will come on.

The vehicle speed at the moment the lever is released becomes the set speed.

Adjusting the set speed

To change the set speed, operate the lever until the desired set speed is obtained.

1. Increases the speed 2. Decreases the speed

Fine adjustment: Momentarily move the lever in the desired direction.

Large adjustment: Hold the lever in the desired direction.

The set speed will be increased or decreased as follows:

Fine adjustment: By approximately 1 mph (1.6 km/h) each time the lever is operated.

Large adjustment: The set speed can be increased or decreased continually until the lever is released.

Canceling and resuming the constant speed control

1. Pulling the lever toward you cancels the constant speed control.

The speed setting is also canceled when the brakes are applied.

2. Pushing the lever up resumes the constant speed control.

Resuming is available when the vehicle speed is more than approximately 25 mph (40 km/h).

Cruise control can be set when

• The shift lever is in the D or range 4 or higher of S has been selected.

• Vehicle speed is above approximately 25 mph (40 km/h).

Accelerating after setting the vehicle speed

• The vehicle can be accelerated normally. After acceleration, the set speed resumes.

• Even without canceling the cruise control, the set speed can be increased by first accelerating the vehicle to the desired speed and then pushing the lever down to set the new speed.

Automatic cruise control cancelation

Cruise control will stop maintaining the vehicle speed in any of the following situations.

• Actual vehicle speed falls more than approximately 10 mph (16 km/h) below the preset vehicle speed.

At this time, the memorized set speed is not retained.

• Actual vehicle speed is below approximately 25 mph (40 km/h).

• VSC is activated.

• The operation cannot be switched for 5 seconds or more after operating the front-wheel drive control switch (part-time 4WD models) or the fourwheel drive control switch (full-time 4WD models).

If the cruise control indicator light flashes

Press the “ON-OFF” button once to deactivate the system, and then press the button again to reactivate the system.

If the cruise control speed cannot be set or if the cruise control cancels immediately after being activated, there may be a malfunction in the cruise control system. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.


To avoid operating the cruise control by mistake

Switch the cruise control off using the “ON-OFF” button when not in use.

Situations unsuitable for cruise control

Do not use cruise control in any of the following situations.

Doing so may result in loss of control and could cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

• In heavy traffic

• On roads with sharp bends

• On winding roads

• On slippery roads, such as those covered with rain, ice or snow

• On steep hills

Vehicle speed may exceed the set speed when driving down a steep hill.

• When your vehicle is towing a trailer

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