How to use Tow Haul mode on Toyota Tundra

Tundra models with the 5.7 liter V8 engine include a Tow Haul mode which modifies engine and transmission response to give maximum pulling power.

Toyota Tundra Second generation XK50 – (photo by Toyota)

The Tow Haul button is located to the right of the steering column or on the end of the shift lever depending on your trim.

  1. Push the Tow Haul any time you need more pulling, stopping or steering power to compensate for a heavy trailer or load.
  2. When you do, the tow haul indicator will appear in the bottom half of the speedometer.
  3. When you’re in Tow/Haul Mode, you’ll notice the system holds lower gears longer when you accelerate or decelerate. You’ll notice it even more on mountain roads. Tow Haul Mode also gives you better engine response and adds engine braking to help in slowing the vehicle down.
  4. To turn it off, just press the tow haul button again.
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