How to use the 2017 Toyota Tacoma's Crawl Control

How to use the 2017 Toyota Tacoma’s Crawl Control

Our team here at Serra Toyota of Decatur can get down and dirty with the best of them. That’s why we like the 2017 Toyota Tacoma so much. With impressive off-roading capability, the 2017 Tacoma can handle itself in any situation you throw at it. Off-roading enthusiasts often ask us how to use the 2017 Tacoma’s Crawl Control to help them take their driving to the next level, so read on for a step-by-step guide!

How to use the 2017 Toyota Tacoma’s Crawl Control

The first thing you’ll have to decide is if you want your 2017 Tacoma to be in 4-Wheel Drive High or 4-Wheel Drive Low. If you want it in 4-Wheel Drive High, you can turn the knob on your dashboard from 2-Wheel Drive to 4-Wheel Drive High. You’ll have to drive forward a few feet to lock in your choice, but then you’ll be all set to go. If you want your vehicle in 4-Wheel Drive Low, you’ll want to put your Tacoma in neutral before turning the knob.

2017 Toyota Tacoma off-road capability
2017 Toyota Tacoma 4-Wheel Drive

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Once you are in 4-Wheel Drive, locate your Crawl Control button on the ceiling of the Tacoma. Make sure the knob is turned all the way to the left, which indicates you are on the slowest setting. Once the knob is all the way to the left, you can push the Crawl Control button. If you are in neutral or park, the Tacoma’s Electronic Display will alert you that you need to either be in drive or reverse to engage Crawl Control. If you’re already in park or reverse, the system will kick in. It’s important to remember that the Crawl Control system controls your gas and braking, so all you really need to worry about is steering. To increase your speed, turn the knob next to the Crawl Control button from left to right, or vice versa to slow your speed. The Electronic Display will show also show your speed.

One vital tip for using Crawl Control, or Multi-Terrain Select for that matter, is that it should never be used on concrete. The system wasn’t designed to be used on concrete, and using it on hard pavement could actually end up doing more harm than good.

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For more information about the 2017 Tacoma or its off-road capabilities, contact our team here at Serra Toyota of Decatur. Want to take the 2017 Tacoma out for a spin? Schedule your obligation-free test drive online today!