Gross Axle Weight (GAW) and Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)

Gross Axle Weight


Gross Axle Weight

The total weight applied to each axle (GAW) must never exceed the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). The front and rear GAWs can be adjusted by relocating passengers and luggage inside the vehicle. The front and rear GAWR are also shown on the certification label.

Certification label


Certification label

To check both GVWR and GAWR and to confirm that the total weight and weight distribution are within safe driving limits, you should have your vehicle and trailer weighed at a commercial weighing station. Be sure that all cargo is firmly secured to prevent a change in weight distribution while driving.

    See also:

    Driving when tired or sleepy
    WARNING When you are tired or sleepy, your reaction will be delayed and your perception, judgment and attentiveness will be impaired. If you drive when tired or sleepy, your, your passengers and ...

    Hill start assist warning light/ Hill start assist OFF indicator light
    Refer to Hill start assist warning light (MT models if equipped)/Hill start assist OFF indicator light (STI) ...

    Skip channel selection
    When in the SAT mode, press the SEEK button or continuously to change to the channel selection mode. Pressing the SEEK button changes the channel up by 10 steps each time. Pressin ...