Toyota Tundra Owners Manual: Rear view monitor system

The rear view monitor system assists the driver by displaying an image of the view behind the vehicle with fixed guide lines on the screen while backing up, for example while parking.

The screen illustrations used in this text are intended as examples, and may differ from the image that is actually displayed on the screen.

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Using the driving support systems

The rear view image is displayed when the shift lever is in R and the engine switch is in the "ON" position.

The rear view monitor system will be deactivated when the shift lever is in any position other than R.

Using the rear view monitor system

■ Screen description The rear view monitor system screen will be displayed if the shift lever is shifted to R while the engine switch is in "ON" position.

  1. Vehicle width guide lines
    Displays a guide path when the vehicle is being backed straight up.

    The displayed width is wider than the actual vehicle width.

  2. Vehicle center guide lines
    This lines indicate the estimated vehicle center on the ground.
  3. Distance guide line
    Displays a point approximately 1.5 ft. (0.5 m) (red) from the edge of the bumper.
  4. Distance guide line
    Displays a point approximately 3 ft. (1 m) (blue) from the edge of the bumper.

Rear view monitor system precautions

■ Area displayed on screen The rear view monitor system displays an image of the view from the bumper of the rear area of the vehicle.

The image adjustment procedure for the rear view monitor system screen is the same as the procedure for adjusting the screen.

Using the driving support systems

  • The area displayed on the screen may vary according to vehicle orientation conditions.
  • Objects which are close to either corner of the bumper or under the bumper cannot be displayed.
  • The camera uses a special lens.

    The distance of the image that appears on the screen differs from the actual distance.

  • Items which are located higher than the camera may not be displayed on the monitor.

■ Rear view monitor system camera The camera for the rear view monitor system is located as shown in the illustration.

  • Using the camera
    If dirt or foreign matter (such as water droplets, snow, mud, etc.) is adhering to the camera, it cannot transmit a clear image. In this case, flush it with a large quantity of water and wipe the camera lens clean with a soft and wet cloth.

■ Differences between the screen and the actual road The distance guide lines and the vehicle width guide lines may not actually be parallel with the dividing lines of the parking space, even when they appear to be so. Be sure to check visually.

The distances between the vehicle width guide lines and the left and right dividing lines of the parking space may not be equal, even when they appear to be so. Be sure to check visually.

The distance guide lines give a distance guide for flat road surfaces.

In any of the following situations, there is a margin of error between the fixed guide lines on the screen and the actual distance/ course on the road.

  • When the ground behind the vehicle slopes up sharply
    The distance guide lines will appear to be closer to the vehicle than the actual distance.

    Because of this, objects will appear to be farther away than they actually are. In the same way, there will be a margin of error between the guide lines and the actual distance/course on the road.

Using the driving support systems

  • When the ground behind the vehicle slopes down sharply
    The distance guide lines will appear to be further from the vehicle than the actual distance.

    Because of this, objects will appear to be closer than they actually are. In the same way, there will be a margin of error between the guide lines and the actual distance/course on the road.

Using the driving support systems

  • When any part of the vehicle sags
    When any part of the vehicle sags due to the number of passengers or the distribution of the load, there is a margin of error between the fixed guide lines on the screen and the actual distance/course on the road.

Using the driving support systems

■ When approaching three-dimensional objects The distance guide lines are displayed according to flat surfaced objects (such as the road). It is not possible to determine the position of three-dimensional objects (such as vehicles) using the vehicle width guide lines and distance guide lines. When approaching a three-dimensional object that extends outward (such as the flatbed of a truck), be careful of the following.

  • Vehicle width guide lines
    Visually check the surroundings and the area behind the vehicle.

    In the case shown below, the truck appears to be outside of the vehicle width guide lines and the vehicle does not look as if it hits the truck. However, the rear body of the truck may actually cross over the vehicle width guide lines. In reality if you back up as guided by the vehicle width guide lines, the vehicle may hit the truck.

Using the driving support systems

  • Distance guide lines
    Visually check the surroundings and the area behind the vehicle.

    On the screen, it appears that a truck is parking at point 2. However, in reality if you back up to point 1, you will hit the truck. On the screen, it appears that 1 is closest and 3 is farthest away. However, in reality, the distance to 1 and 3 is the same, and 2 is farther than 1 and 3 .

Using the driving support systems

Things you should know

■ If you notice any symptoms If you notice any of the following symptoms, refer to the likely cause and the solution, and re-check.

If the symptom is not resolved by the solution, have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.

Likely cause Solution
The image is difficult to see
  • The vehicle is in a dark area
  • The temperature around the lens is either high or low
  • The outside temperature is low
  • There are water droplets on the camera
  • It is raining or humid
  • Foreign matter (mud, etc.) is adhering to the camera
  • There are scratches on the camera
  • Sunlight or headlights are shining directly into the camera
  • The vehicle is under fluorescent lights, sodium lights, mercury lights, etc.
If this happens due to these causes, it does not indicate a malfunction.

Back up while visually checking the vehicle's surroundings. (Use the monitor again once conditions have been improved.) The procedure for adjusting the picture quality of the rear view monitor system is the same as the procedure for adjusting the screen.

The image is blurry
Dirt or foreign matter (such as water droplets, snow, mud, etc.) is adhering to the camera. Flush the camera with a large quantity of water and wipe the camera lens clean with a soft and wet cloth.
The image is out of alignment
The camera or surrounding area has received a strong impact. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.
The fixed guide lines are very far out of alignment
The camera position is out of alignment. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.
  • The vehicle is tilted (there is a heavy load on the vehicle, tire pressure is low due to a tire puncture, etc.)
  • The vehicle is used on an incline.
If this happens due to these causes, it does not indicate a malfunction.

Back up while visually checking the vehicle's surroundings.

 

WARNING

■When using the rear view monitor system The rear view monitor system is a supplemental device intended to assist the driver when backing up. When backing up, be sure to visually check all around the vehicle both directly and using the mirrors before proceeding.

Observe the following precautions to avoid an accident that could result in death or serious injuries.

  • Never depend on the rear view monitor system entirely when backing up.

    The image and the position of the guide lines displayed on the screen may differ from the actual state.

    Use caution, just as you would when backing up any vehicle.

  • Be sure to back up slowly, depressing the brake pedal to control vehicle speed.
  • The instructions given are only guide lines.

    When and how much to turn the steering wheel will vary according to traffic conditions, road surface conditions, vehicle condition, etc. when parking.

    It is necessary to be fully aware of this before using the rear view monitor system.

  • When parking, be sure to check that the parking space will accommodate your vehicle before maneuvering into it.
  • Do not use the rear view monitor system in the following cases:
    • On icy or slick road surfaces, or in snow
    • When using tire chains or emergency tires
    • When the tailgate is not closed completely
    • On roads that are not flat or straight, such as curves or slopes.
  • In low temperatures, the screen may darken or the image may become faint. The image could distort when the vehicle is moving, or you may become unable to see the image on the screen. Be sure to visually check all around the vehicle both directly and using the mirrors before proceeding.
  • If the tire sizes are changed, the position of the fixed guide lines displayed on the screen may change.
  • The camera uses a special lens. The distances between objects and pedestrians that appear in the image displayed on the screen will differ from the actual distances.

 

NOTICE

■How to use the camera

  • The rear view monitor system may not operate properly in the following cases.
    • If the back of the vehicle is hit, the position and mounting angle of the camera may change.
    • As the camera has a water proof construction, do not detach, disassemble or modify it. This may cause incorrect operation.
    • When cleaning the camera lens, flush the camera with a large quantity of water and wipe it with a soft and wet cloth. Strongly rubbing the camera lens may cause the camera lens to be scratched and unable to transmit a clear image.
    • Do not allow organic solvent, car wax, window cleaner or a glass coating to adhere to the camera. If this happens, wipe it off as soon as possible.
    • If the temperature changes rapidly, such as when hot water is poured on the vehicle in cold weather, the system may not operate normally.
    • When washing the vehicle, do not apply intensive bursts of water to the camera or camera area. Doing so may result in the camera malfunctioning.
  • Do not expose the camera to strong impact as this could cause a malfunction.

    If this happens, have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer as soon as possible.

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