How to lock or unlock steering wheel on Toyota RAV4

Your Toyota is equipped with a steering lock feature. On vehicles with a hard key, the steering wheel will lock when the key is turned to the locked position.

Toyota RAV4 2015

The key can be removed only when the vehicle is in park.


  1. To release the steering wheel, when starting the engine, turn the key while slightly turning the steering wheel left or right.
  2. On vehicles with the smart key system, the steering wheel will lock after turning off the engine and opening the driver’s door.
  3. When you enter the vehicle and press the engine start/stop button, the steering wheel will release.
  4. If the steering wheel doesn’t release, a message in the multi-information display will notify you.
  5. Be sure the vehicle is in park and press the engine start/stop button while slightly turning the steering wheel left or right.
Author: Nabeel K
Email: nabeel@wheelsjoint.com



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