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 Post subject: Is there a way to get the rav4ev into a free wheel mode?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:28 am 
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I need to pull the car out of some snow, and i want to put it in a mode where i can just pull it with another vehicle and let the wheels free-spin.
Is that what happens if you shift it into "N" and leave it on?
I know if i turn it off, Park will engage automatically.

The car is charged so i dont have any problem with it being on, and i only need to move it about 5 feet, but i dont want to take a chance of dragging it.

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 Post subject: Re: Is there a way to get the rav4ev into a free wheel mode?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:07 pm 
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Correct: as long as 'N' is shown on the shifter display, the car should roll freely.


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 Post subject: Re: Is there a way to get the rav4ev into a free wheel mode?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:31 pm 
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Yes neutral works just fine to push the vehicle at low speed.


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 Post subject: Re: Is there a way to get the rav4ev into a free wheel mode?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:54 pm 
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If the vehicle can’t be turned on, you’ll need to disengage the parking pawl. This requires crawling under the car.

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 Post subject: Re: Is there a way to get the rav4ev into a free wheel mode?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:23 pm 
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as it happens iwas able to recover the vehicle without pulling it. i just had to make a path for the front tires.
One thing i noticed while doing this is there's nothing like a "low speed" mode in the Rav4EV (ie. turn the wheels as slowly as possible). Which would've worked without digging...

The Model 3 has a low speed mode like that in case you get stuck.

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