Toyota RAV4 Tesla Software removed for aftermarket TIS

Scott Owner British Columbia Posted   Latest  
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2013 Toyota RAV4 EV 1-spd…

What repair are you unable to perform?

Programming the new EV on board charger.

We have a customer that brought their RAV4 EV in because it would not charge. We preformed the diagnostic on it using the Tesla powertrain diagnostic - Service software (outdated version as it was no longer available on TIS) and Techstream. It was determined that the onboard charger had failed internally and would require replacement. 

Message sent to TIS Tech Support: A new onboard charger was purchased from our local Toyota dealer and we followed the repair procedure to replace the charger. After the new charger was installed we connected the diagnostic tool up to the vehicle and launched the tesla powertrain diagnostic software to update the firmware on the charger. Doc ID: RM…Z06KX states in section 2 that when the "Electric vehicle charger assembly" is replaced a firmware update is require to prevent an alert code from setting. It directs us to Doc ID: RM000005HYM001X where it states "If a firmware update is necessary, a dialog box is displayed on the RAV4 EV diagnostic tool." No dialog box shows up to preform the firmware update. In addition if we navigate to Help->Firmware Update from the navigation bar it gives us an error stating "Firmware update service not available". We are currently getting alert code GTW_f056 in the tesla software and no codes from Techstream. Doc ID: RM000005COF005X states that "If GTW_f011, GTW_f012, GTW_f013, GTW_f016, GTW_f052, GTW_f053 or GTW_f056 is stored, the EV system charging stops."

We are requesting assistance with the tesla powertrain software to allow us to update the firmware on this new onboard charger. This link contains the log from the tesla powertrain diagnostic software, Techstream data file, invoice from our local Toyota dealer (For reference of tech support we have now removed it for the Google drive) and a copy of this message. 

Link: drive​.​google​.​com/drive/folders…

We obtained the Tesla download link through our connections at a Toyota dealer, downloaded the Tesla software and completed the repair and programming of the new charger. We can't use or count on favours to fix cars every time. 

What information are you having trouble obtaining?

Toyota TIS has removed the Tesla diagnostic software from the Aftermarket site. 

What steps have you taken to obtain the information you need?

We emailed TIS Tech Support, here is their response:

Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, here at Techinfo we are unable to provide any technical or repair support for vehicles. We are only allowed to assist with any technical issues that you may have on our website or with the Techstream software. I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. The only thing that I will be able to direct you to is the TIS library where it will have information on the procedure that you can review.

If a link is not opening correctly from the Techstream software and you are receiving an error, please try changing the default browser on your device to see if this resolve the issue.

If you do have issues with our website, please feel free to reach out by email or by phone at …, Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST.

Best regards,


Kevin Ross

Product Support Specialist

Toyota Techstream Program

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(Optional) Any other comments or concerns?

The Tesla software was there last year, it is no longer on the aftermarket TIS site, but it is on the Dealer one​.​tis​.​toyota​.​com site. It needs to be put back on the TIS aftermarket site. See attached pics one showing the Tesla RAV4 software on dealer site and one not showing it on TIS. 2T3YL4DV2DW002065

Donny Manager
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I have passed this along to our contact at Toyota.

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Scott Owner
British Columbia

Hi Donny, Thank you!

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David Manager

At TMNA we strive to service our customers and make all of the necessary service information as well as diagnostic and repair tools available to independent repair facilities. For the … RAV4 EV, all repair and diagnostic information is currently available on techinfo​.​toyota​.​com Additionally, all Toyota related systems can be diagnosed using existing Techstream software. However…

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