Toyota Camry. The Hybrid

Hybrid
© 2010 Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited
All rights reserved. This document may not be
altered without the written permission of Toyota Motor Corporation.
Foreword
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In February 2010, Toyota released the Toyota Camry petrol-electric
hybrid vehicle. Except where noted in this guide, basic vehicle systems
and features for the Hybrid Camry are the same as those on the
conventional non-hybrid Toyota Camry. To educate and assist
emergency responders in the safe handling of the Hybrid Camry
technology, Toyota published this Hybrid Camry Emergency Response
Guide.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) consisting of dual stage
frontal airbags, driver knee airbag, front seatback mounted side
impact airbags, curtain shield airbags, and front seat belt
pretensioners.
High voltage electrical safety is an important factor in the emergency
handling of the Hybrid Camry Synergy Drive system. It is important to
recognize and understand the disabling procedures and warnings
throughout the guide.
High voltage electricity powers the electric motor, generator, air
conditioning (A/C) compressor, and inverter/converter. All other
automotive electrical devices such as the headlights, horn, radio, and
gauges are powered from a separate 12 Volt battery. Numerous
safeguards have been designed into the Hybrid Camry to help ensure
the high voltage, approximately 245 Volts, Nickel Metal Hydride
(NiMH) Hybrid Vehicle (HV) battery pack is kept safe and secure in an
accident.
Additional topics in the guide include:
• Toyota Hybrid Camry identification.
• Major Hybrid Synergy Drive component locations and descriptions.
• Extrication, fire, recovery, and additional emergency response
information.
• Roadside assistance information.
The Hybrid Camry utilizes the following electrical systems:
• Nominal 12 Volts DC
• Maximum 34 Volts AC
• Nominal 245 Volts DC
• Maximum 650 Volts AC
Hybrid Camry Features:
• The body electrical system rated at 12 Volts negative chassis
ground.
• A high voltage Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist motor rated at
34 Volts.
• The high voltage hybrid vehicle battery pack is rated at 245 Volts.
• A high voltage motor driven air conditioning compressor rated at
245 Volts.
• A boost converter in the inverter assembly boosts to 650 Volts the
maximum available voltage to the electric motor.
Hybrid Camry
This guide is intended to assist emergency responders in the safe
handling of a Toyota Hybrid Camry vehicle during an incident.
NOTE:
Emergency Response Guides for Toyota hybrid and alternative fuel
vehicles may be viewed at http://techinfo.toyota.com.
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Table of Contents
Page
About the Hybrid Camry
1
Hybrid Camry Identification
2
Hybrid Synergy Drive Component Locations & Descriptions
5
Smart Entry and Start System
8
Hybrid Synergy Drive Operation
10
Hybrid Vehicle (HV) Battery Pack
11
34 Volt System
12
Low Voltage Battery
13
High Voltage Safety
14
SRS Airbags & Seat Belt Pretensioners
15
Emergency Response
17
Extrication
Fire
Overhaul
Recovering/Recycling of NiMH HV Battery Pack
Spills
First Aid
Submersion
Roadside Assistance
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24
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25
25
26
27
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About the Hybrid Camry
The Camry joins the PRIUS as hybrid models for Toyota. Hybrid
Synergy Drive means that the vehicle contains a petrol engine and an
electric motor for power. The two hybrid power sources are stored on
board the vehicle:
1. Petrol stored in the fuel tank for the petrol engine.
2. Electricity stored in a high voltage Hybrid Vehicle (HV) battery pack
for the electric motors.
The result of combining these two power sources is improved fuel
economy and reduced emissions. The petrol engine also powers an
electric generator to recharge the battery pack; unlike a pure all electric
vehicle, the Hybrid Camry never needs to be recharged from an
external electric power source.
Depending on the driving conditions one or both sources are used to
power the vehicle. The following illustration demonstrates how the
Hybrid Camry operates in various driving modes.
p During full acceleration, such as climbing a hill, both the petrol
n During light acceleration at low speeds, the vehicle is powered by
engine and the electric motor power the vehicle.
the electric motors. The petrol engine is shut off.
q During deceleration, such as when braking, the vehicle regenerates
o During normal driving, the vehicle is powered mainly by the petrol
kinetic energy from the front wheels to produce electricity that
recharges the battery pack.
engine. The petrol engine also powers the generator to recharge the
battery pack.
r While the vehicle is stopped, the petrol engine and electric motors
are off, however the vehicle remains on and operational.
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Hybrid Camry Identification
In appearance, the Hybrid Camry is nearly identical to the conventional
non-hybrid Toyota Camry. The Hybrid Camry is a 4-door sedan.
Exterior, interior, and engine compartment illustrations are provided to
assist in identification.
The alphanumeric 17 character Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is
provided in the front windshield cowl and driver door pillar.
Example VIN: 6T153FK40000000000
Passenger Side B Pillar and Driver Side Floor
A Hybrid Camry is identified by the first 6 alphanumeric characters
6T153FK.
q
Exterior
n
o
p
p
logo on the boot lid.
logo on the boot lid.
Exterior Driver Side View
logo on each front fender.
q Petrol fuel filler door located on the left side rear quarter panel.
n
o
Exterior Front View
Exterior Rear View
p
n
q
Exterior Rear and Driver Side View
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o
Hybrid Camry Identification (Continued)
Interior
r The instrument cluster (speedometer, fuel gauge, and warning lights)
located in the dash behind the steering wheel, is different than the one on
the conventional, non-hybrid Camry.
s In place of a tachometer, a fuel meter showing little per 100 km
consumption is used. A multi-information display showing energy flow is
provided in the centre of the speedometer.
r
NOTE:
If the vehicle is shut off, the instrument cluster gauges will be “blacked
out”, not illuminated.
Interior View of Front Door Sill
s
r
Instrument Cluster View
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Hybrid Camry Identification (Continued)
Engine Compartment
t 2.4 litre aluminium alloy petrol engine.
u High voltage inverter/converter assembly with logo on the plastic cover.
Logos on Inverter/Converter Cover
u
t
Engine Compartment View
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Hybrid Synergy Drive Component Locations &
Descriptions
Component
12 Volt n
Auxiliary
Battery
Hybrid o
Vehicle (HV)
Battery Pack
Power p
Cables
Location
Description
Boot Area
A lead-acid battery that supplies power to
the low voltage devices.
Boot Area,
Mounted to Cross
Member and
behind Rear Seat
Under Passenger
Side Floor Pan
and Engine
Compartment
245 Volt Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
battery pack consisting of 34 low voltage
(7.2 Volt) modules connected in series.
Inverter/
Engine
Converter q Compartment
Petrol r
Engine
Engine
Compartment
Electrics
Motor
Engine
Compartment
Electric t
Generator
Engine
Compartment
n
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q
p
u
ts
Orange coloured power cables carry high
voltage Direct Current (DC) between the
HV battery pack, inverter/converter, and
A/C compressor. These cables also carry 3phase Alternating Current (AC) between the
inverter/converter, electric motors, and
generator.
Boosts and inverts the high voltage
electricity from the HV battery pack to 3phase AC electricity that drives the electric
motors. The inverter/converter also converts
AC electricity from the electric generator
and electric motors (regenerative braking)
to DC that recharges the HV battery pack.
Provides two functions:
1) Powers vehicle.
2) Powers generator to recharge the HV
battery pack.
The engine is started and stopped under
control of the vehicle computer.
3-phase high voltage AC permanent magnet
electric motor contained in the front
transaxle. It is used to power the front
wheels.
3-phase high voltage AC generator that is
contained in the transaxle and recharges the
HV battery pack.
Hybrid Synergy Drive Components
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t
q
p
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s
Components (Top View) and High Voltage Power Cables
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Hybrid Synergy Drive Component Locations &
Descriptions (Continued)
Component
A/C
Compressor
(with
Inverter) u
Fuel Tank
and Fuel Line
v
Location
Description
Engine
Compartment
3-phase high voltage AC electrically driven
motor compressor.
Undercarriage
and Centre
The fuel tank provides petrol via a fuel line
to the engine. The fuel line is routed under
the centre of vehicle.
v
Fuel Tank and Fuel Line
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Hybrid Synergy Drive Component Locations &
Descriptions (Continued)
Key Specifications:
Petrol Engine:
Electric Motor:
Transmission:
HV Battery:
Curb Weight:
Fuel Tank:
Frame Material:
Body Material:
147 hp (110 kW), 2.4-litre Aluminium Alloy Engine
141 hp (105 kW), Permanent Magnet Motor
Automatic Only
245 Volt Sealed NiMH Battery Pack
3,638 lbs / 1,650 kg
17.2 gals / 65 litres
Steel Unibody
Steel Panels
Steel Unibody
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Smart Entry and Start System
The Hybrid Camry smart entry and start system consists of a smart key
transceiver that communicates bi-directionally, enabling the vehicle to
recognize the smart key in proximity to the vehicle. Once recognized, the
smart key will allow the user to lock and unlock the doors without
pushing smart key buttons, and start the vehicle without inserting it into
an ignition switch.
Release Button
Smart key features:
• Passive (remote) function to lock/unlock the doors, unlock the boot,
and start the vehicle.
• Wireless transmitter to lock/unlock the doors and unlock the boot lid.
• Hidden metal cut key to lock/unlock the doors.
Smart Key
Hidden Metal Cut Key for Door Lock
Door (Lock/Unlock)
There are several methods available to lock/unlock the doors.
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Pushing the smart key lock/unlock buttons will lock/unlock all doors.
•
Touching the sensor on the backside of either exterior front door handle,
with the smart key in close proximity to the vehicle, unlocks the doors.
Pushing the lock button on either exterior front door handle locks the doors.
•
Inserting the hidden metal cut key in the driver door lock and turning
clockwise once unlocks the driver door, twice unlocks all doors. To lock all
doors turn the key counter clockwise once. Only the driver door contains an
exterior door lock for the metal cut key.
Unlock Touch
Sensor
Lock
Button
Driver Door Unlock Touch Sensor and
Lock Button
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Boot (Lock/Unlock)
Three methods are available to lock/unlock the boot.
1. Pushing wireless smart key boot opener button.
2. Operating the boot lock release lever located on the floor next to the driver
seat.
3. Inserting the hidden metal cut key in boot lock and turning clockwise
unlocks the boot lid. For valet service, turning the metal cut key counter
clockwise locks and deactivates the smart key and release lever from
opening the boot.
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Use the Hidden Metal Cut Key
Front Driver Door Lock
Smart Entry and Start System (Continued)
Vehicle Starting/Stopping
Ignition Mode
Off
Accessory
Ignition-On
Brake Pedal Depressed
Vehicle Started (READY-ON)
Malfunction
The smart key has replaced the conventional metal cut key, and the power
button with an integral status indicator light has replaced the ignition switch.
The smart key only needs to be in proximity to the vehicle to allow the system
to function.
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With the brake pedal released, the first push of the power button operates
the accessory mode, the second push operates the ignition-on mode, and the
third push turns the ignition off again.
Power Button Indicator Light
Off
Amber
Amber
Green
Off
Blinking Amber
Ignition Mode Sequence (brake pedal released):
Vehicle Off Button Push Accessory Button Push Ignition-On
Button Push
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Power Button with Integral Status
Indicator Light
Starting the vehicle takes priority over all other ignition modes and is
accomplished by depressing the brake pedal and pushing the power button
once. To verify the vehicle has started, check that the power button status
indicator light is off and the READY light is illuminated in the instrument
cluster.
•
If the internal smart key battery is dead, use the following method to start
the vehicle.
1. Touch the Toyota emblem side of the smart key to the power button.
2. Within the 5 seconds after the buzzer sounds, push the power button
with the brake pedal depressed (the READY light will illuminate).
•
Once the vehicle has started and is on and operational (READY-ON), the
vehicle is shut off by bringing the vehicle to a complete stop, placing the
gearshift lever in Park, and then depressing the power button once.
Ignition Modes (Brake Pedal Released)
Required Distance:
10 mm (0.39 in.)
Starting Sequence
(Brake Pedal Depressed)
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Smart Key Recognition
(When Smart Key Battery is Dead)
Hybrid Synergy Drive Operation
Once the READY indicator is illuminated in the instrument cluster, the
vehicle may be driven. However, the petrol engine does not idle like a
typical automobile and will start and stop automatically. It is important
to recognize and understand the READY indicator provided in the
instrument cluster. When lit, it informs the driver that the vehicle is on
and operational even though the petrol engine may be off and the engine
compartment is silent.
Vehicle Operation
•
With the Hybrid Camry, the petrol engine may stop and start at any time
while the READY indicator is on.
•
Never assume that the vehicle is shut off just because the engine is off.
Always look for the READY indicator status. The vehicle is shut off when
the READY indicator is off.
•
The vehicle may be powered by:
1. The electric motors only.
2. The petrol engine only.
3. A combination of both the electric motors and the petrol engine.
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The vehicle computer determines the mode in which the vehicle
operates to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. The driver cannot
manually select the mode.
Instrument Cluster READY Indicator
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Hybrid Vehicle (HV) Battery Pack
The Hybrid Camry features a high voltage Hybrid Vehicle (HV) battery
pack that contains sealed Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery modules.
Components Powered by the HV Battery Pack
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HV Battery Pack
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The HV battery pack is enclosed in a metal case and is rigidly mounted to
the cabin area floor pan cross member under the second row rear seat. The
metal case is isolated from high voltage and concealed by carpet in the
cabin area.
•
The HV battery pack consists of 34 low voltage (7.2 Volt) NiMH battery
modules connected in series to produce approximately 245 Volts. Each
NiMH battery module is non-spillable and sealed in a metal case.
•
The electrolyte used in the NiMH battery module is an alkaline mixture of
potassium and sodium hydroxide. The electrolyte is absorbed into the
battery cell plates and will not normally leak, even in a collision.
Electric Motor
Inverter/Converter
A/C Compressor
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•
•
HV Battery Pack Recycling
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The HV battery pack is recyclable. Contact the nearest Toyota dealer.
HV Battery Pack
Battery pack voltage
Number of NiMH battery modules in the pack
NiMH battery module voltage
NiMH battery module dimensions
NiMH module weight
NiMH battery Pack dimensions
NiMH battery Pack weight
Power Cables
DC-DC Converter
Electric Generator
245 V
34
7.2 V
5 x 1 x 11 in.
(118 x 20 x 276 mm)
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
8 x 34 x 19 in.
(190 x 850 x 495 mm)
114.6 lbs (52 kg)
HV Battery Pack
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34 Volt System
The Hybrid Camry is equipped with a 34 Volt AC assist motor for the Electric
Power Steering (EPS) system. The EPS computer generates 34 Volts from the
12 Volt system. The 34 Volt wires are isolated from the metal chassis and
routed a short distance from the EPS computer to the EPS assist motor in the
engine compartment.
Electric Power
Steering ECU
NOTE:
34 Volt AC has a higher arc potential than the normal 12 Volt DC.
Assist Motor
34 Volt Electric Power Steering System
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Low Voltage Battery
Auxiliary Battery
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The Hybrid Camry contains a lead-acid 12 Volt auxiliary battery. The 12
Volt auxiliary battery powers the vehicle’s electrical system similar to a
conventional vehicle. As with conventional vehicles, the negative terminal
of the auxiliary battery is grounded to the metal chassis of the vehicle.
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The auxiliary battery is located in the boot and concealed by a plastic cover
on the passenger side in the rear quarter panel well.
12 Volt Auxiliary Battery Mounted in Boot
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High Voltage Safety
The HV battery pack powers the high voltage electrical system with DC
electricity. Positive and negative orange coloured high voltage power cables are
routed from the battery pack, under the vehicle floor pan to the engine
compartment, and connected to the inverter/converter. The inverter/converter
contains a circuit that boosts the HV battery voltage from 245 up to 650 Volts
DC. The inverter creates 3-phase AC to power the motor and generator located
in the transaxle. Power cables are routed from the inverter to each high voltage
motor (electric motor, electric generator, and A/C compressor). The following
systems are intended to help occupants in the vehicle and emergency
responders safe from high voltage electricity.
p
o
Volts DC
0 Volts AC
3-Phase
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p
Electric Motor
Generator
n
Inverter/
Converter
DC/DC
Converter
High Voltage Safety System
•
HV Battery
A/C Compressor
Volts DC
A high voltage fuse n provides short circuit protection in the HV battery
pack.
12 Volts
Battery
q
Positive and negative high voltage power cables o connected to the HV
battery pack are controlled by 12 Volt normally open relays p. When the
vehicle is shut off, the relays stop electrical flow from leaving the HV
battery pack.
Hybrid Vehicle Computer
High Voltage Safety System – Vehicle Shut Off (READY-OFF)
WARNING:
The high voltage system may remain powered for up to 10 minutes after
the vehicle is shut off or disabled. To prevent serious injury or death
from severe burns or electric shock, avoid touching, cutting, or
breaching any orange high voltage power cable or high voltage
component.
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•
HV Battery
A/C Compressor
Volts DC
650 Volts AC
3-Phase
Both positive and negative power cables o are insulated from the metal
chassis, so there is no possibility of electric shock when touching the metal
chassis.
Electric Motor
Generator
Inverter/
Converter
DC/DC
Converter
Volts DC
12 Volts
Battery
A ground fault monitor q continuously monitors for high voltage leakage
to the metal chassis while the vehicle is running. If a malfunction is
detected, the hybrid vehicle computer q will illuminate the master warning
light
in the instrument cluster and indicate “Check Hybrid System” on
the multi-information display.
Hybrid Vehicle Computer
High Voltage Safety System – Vehicle On and Operational (READY-ON)
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SRS Airbags & Seat Belt Pretensioners
Standard Equipment
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Electronic frontal impact sensors (2) are mounted in the engine
compartment n as illustrated on the following page.
Front seat belt pretensioners are mounted near the base of the B-pillars o.
A frontal dual stage airbag for the driver p is mounted in the steering
wheel hub.
A frontal dual stage airbag for the front passenger q is integrated into and
deploys through the top of the dashboard.
The SRS computer r is mounted on the floor pan underneath the centre
console. It also contains an impact sensor.
Front electronic side impact sensors (2) are mounted near the base of the Bpillars s.
Rear electronic side impact sensors (2) are mounted near the base of the Cpillars t.
Front seat side impact airbags u are mounted in the seatbacks.
Curtain shield airbags v are mounted along the outer edge inside the roof
rails.
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u
s
u
s
r
n
Electronic Impact Sensors and Front Seat Side Airbags
WARNING:
The SRS may remain powered for up to 90 seconds after the vehicle is
shut off or disabled. To prevent serious injury or death from
unintentional SRS deployment, avoid breaching the SRS components.
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p
q
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Side Curtain Airbag
Inflators
Standard Frontal Airbags, Seat Belt Pretensioners, Side Curtain Airbags
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SRS Airbags & Seat Belt Pretensioners (Continued)
Standard Equipment (Continued)
NOTE:
The front seatback mounted side airbags and the side curtain airbags may
deploy independently of each other.
Driver Airbag (Dual Stage)
Side Airbag Sensor (Centre Pillar)
Side Airbag
Curtain Shield Airbag
Rear Airbag Sensor (Rear Pillar)
Frontal, Front Seatback Mounted Side, Side Curtain Airbags.
Front
Airbag
Sensor
Seat Belt
Pretensioner
Airbag Sensor Assembly
Front Passenger
Airbag (Dual Stage)
Rear Airbag Sensor (Rear Pillar)
Curtain Shield Airbag
Side Airbag
Side Airbag Sensor (Centre Pillar)
SRS System Diagrams
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Emergency Response
On arrival, emergency responders should follow their standard
operating procedures for vehicle incidents. Emergencies involving the
Hybrid Camry may be handled like other automobiles except as noted
in these guidelines for Extrication, Fire, Overhaul, Recovery, Spills,
First Aid, and Submersion.
WARNING:
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Never assume the Hybrid Camry is shut off simply because it is
silent.
Always observe the instrument cluster for the READY indicator
status to verify whether the vehicle is on or shut off. The vehicle is
shut off when the READY indicator is off.
Failure to shut off the vehicle before emergency response
procedures are performed may result in serious injury or death
from the unintentional deployment of the SRS or severe burns and
electric shock from the high voltage electrical system.
Chock Wheels
Extrication
• Immobilize Vehicle
Chock wheels and set the parking brake.
Move the shift lever to the Park position.
•
Disable Vehicle
Shift Lever in Park
Performing either of the following two procedures will shut the
vehicle off and disable the HV battery pack, SRS, and petrol fuel
pump.
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Set Parking Brake
Emergency Response (Continued)
Extrication (Continued)
Procedure #1
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Confirm the status of the READY indicator in the instrument
cluster.
If the READY indicator is illuminated, the vehicle is on and
operational. Shut off the vehicle by pushing the power button
once.
The vehicle is already shut off if the instrument cluster lights and
the READY indicator are not illuminated. Do not push the
power button because the vehicle may start.
If the smart key is easily accessible, keep it at least 16 feet (5
metres) away from the vehicle.
If the smart key cannot be found, disconnect the 12 Volt
auxiliary battery in the boot to prevent accidental restarting of
the vehicle.
Shut Off Vehicle (READY-OFF)
Boot Opener Lever
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12 Volt Auxiliary Battery in Boot
Emergency Response (Continued)
Extrication (Continued)
Procedure #2 (Alternate if power button is inaccessible)
1.
2.
3.
Fuse Box
Remove the fuse box cover.
Remove the IGCT No. 2 fuse in the engine compartment fuse
box (refer to illustration). If the correct fuse cannot be
recognized, pull all fuses in the fuse box.
Disconnect the 12 Volt auxiliary battery in the e boot.
NOTE:
Before disconnecting the 12 Volt auxiliary battery, if necessary,
reposition the power seats, lower the windows and unlock the doors
as required. Once the 12 Volt auxiliary battery is disconnected, power
controls will not operate.
Remove Fuse Box Cover
IGCT
No. 2 Fuse
WARNING:
• The high voltage system may remain powered for up to 10 minutes
•
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after the vehicle is shut off or disabled. To prevent serious injury or
death from severe burns or electric shock, avoid touching, cutting,
or breaching any orange high voltage power cable or high voltage
component.
The SRS may remain powered for up to 90 seconds after the vehicle
is shut off or disabled. To prevent serious injury or death from
unintentional SRS deployment, avoid breaching the SRS
components.
If none of the disabling procedures can be performed, proceed with
caution as there is no assurance that the high voltage electrical
system, SRS, or fuel pump are disabled.
IGCT Fuse Location in Engine Compartment Fuse Box
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Emergency Response (Continued)
Extrication (Continued)
• Stabilize Vehicle
Crib at (4) points directly under the front and rear pillars.
Do not place cribbing under the high voltage power cables, exhaust
system, or fuel system.
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Access Patients
Glass Removal
Use normal glass removal procedures as required.
Cribbing Points
SRS Awareness
Responders need to be cautious when working in close proximity
to undeployed airbags and seat belt pretensioners. Front dual
stage airbags automatically ignite both stages within a fraction of
a second.
Door Removal/Displacement
Doors can be removed by conventional rescue tools such as hand,
electric, and hydraulic tools. In certain situations, it may be easier
to pry back the vehicle body to expose and unbolt the hinges.
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Emergency Response (Continued)
Extrication (Continued)
SRS CURTAIN
AIRBAG
Roof Removal
The Hybrid Camry is equipped with side curtain airbags.
When undeployed, total roof removal is not recommended.
Patient access through the roof can be performed by cutting the
roof centre section inboard of the roof rails as illustrated. This
would avoid breaching the side curtain airbags, inflators, and
wiring harness.
SRS CURTAIN
AIRBAG
NOTE:
The side curtain airbags may be identified as illustrated on this page
(additional component details on page 15).
Dash Displacement
The Hybrid Camry is equipped with side curtain airbags. When
undeployed, total roof removal is not recommended to avoid
breaching the side curtain airbags, inflators, and wiring harness.
As an alternative, dash displacement may be performed by using
a Modified Dash Roll.
SRS SIDE AIRBAG
Side, Curtain, and Knee Airbag Identifiers.
Driver Side Curtain
Airbag Inflator
Removable Area
Removable Area
Side Curtain Airbag Inflators
Roof Removal Area
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Emergency Response (Continued)
Extrication (Continued)
Rescue Lift Air Bags
Responders should not place cribbing or rescue lift air bags under
the high voltage power cables, exhaust system, or fuel system.
Repositioning Steering Wheel and Front Seats
Telescopic steering wheel and seat controls are shown in the
illustrations.
Tilt and Telescoping Adjustment Lever
Power and Manual Front Seat Controls
Folding Rear Seat Releases
NOTE:
The Hybrid Camry may be equipped with a electrochromic auto
dimming rear view mirror. The mirror contains a minimal amount of
transparent gel sealed between two glass plates that will not normally
leak.
Mirror Cross
Section
Sealed Electrochromic Coating
Electrochromic Auto Dimming Mirror
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Emergency Response (Continued)
Fire
Offensive Fire Attack
Normally, flooding an NiMH HV battery pack with copious amounts
of water at a safe distance will effectively control the HV battery pack
fire by cooling the adjacent NiMH battery modules to a point below
their ignition temperature. The remaining modules on fire, if not
extinguished by the water, will burn themselves out.
Approach and extinguish a fire using proper vehicle fire fighting practices as
recommended by NFPA, IFSTA, or the National Fire Academy (USA).
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Extinguishing Agent
Water has been proven to be a suitable extinguishing agent.
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Initial Fire Attack
Perform a fast, aggressive fire attack.
Divert the runoff from entering watershed areas.
Attack teams may not be able to identify a Hybrid Camry until the
fire has been knocked down and overhaul operations have
commenced.
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However, flooding the Camry HV battery pack is not recommended
due to the battery case design and location preventing the responder
from properly applying water through the available vent openings
safely. Therefore, it is recommended that the incident commander
allow the Camry HV battery pack to burn itself out.
Defensive Fire Attack
If the decision has been made to fight the fire using a defensive
attack, the fire attack crew should pull back a safe distance and allow
the NiMH battery modules to burn themselves out. During this
defensive operation, fire crews may utilize a water stream or fog
pattern to protect exposures or to control the path of smoke.
Fire in the HV Battery Pack
Should a fire occur in the NiMH HV battery pack, attack crews
should utilize a water stream or fog pattern to extinguish any fire
within the vehicle except for the HV battery pack.
WARNING:
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The NiMH battery electrolyte is a caustic alkaline (pH 13.5) that is
damaging to human tissues. To avoid injury by coming in contact
with the electrolyte, wear proper personal protective equipment.
The battery modules are contained within a metal case and
accessibility is limited.
To avoid serious injury or death from severe burns or electric
shock, never breach or remove the high voltage battery pack cover
under any circumstance including fire.
When allowed to burn themselves out, the Hybrid Camry NiMH
battery modules burn rapidly and can quickly be reduced to ashes
except for the metal.
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Emergency Response (Continued)
Overhaul
Recovering/Recycling of NiMH HV Battery Pack
During overhaul, immobilize and disable the vehicle if not already done.
Refer to illustrations on page 18 and 19. The HV battery cover should never
be breached or removed under any circumstances including fire. Doing so
may result in severe electrical burns, shock, or electrocution.
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Immobilize Vehicle
Chock wheels and set the parking brake.
Move the shift lever to the Park position.
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Disable Vehicle
Performing either of the following two procedures will shut the
vehicle off and disable the HV battery pack, SRS, and petrol fuel
pump.
Clean up of the HV battery pack can be accomplished by the vehicle recovery
crew without further concern of runoff or spillage. For information regarding
recycling of the HV battery pack, contact the nearest Toyota dealer.
Procedure #1
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Confirm the status of the READY indicator in the instrument
cluster.
If the READY indicator is illuminated, the vehicle is on and
operational. Shut off the vehicle by pushing the power button
once.
The vehicle is already shut off if the instrument cluster lights and
the READY indicator are not illuminated. Do not push the
power button because the vehicle may start.
If the smart key is easily accessible, keep it at least 16 feet (5
metres) away from the vehicle.
If the smart key cannot be found, disconnect the 12 Volt
auxiliary battery in the engine compartment to prevent accidental
restarting of the vehicle.
Procedure #2 (Alternate if power button is inaccessible)
1.
2.
3.
Remove the fuse box cover.
Remove the IGCT No. 2 fuse (30A green coloured) in the
engine compartment fuse box as illustrated on page 19. If the
correct fuse cannot be recognized, pull all fuses in the fuse box.
Disconnect the 12 Volt auxiliary battery in the boot.
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Emergency Response (Continued)
First Aid
Spills
Emergency responders may not be familiar with a NiMH electrolyte exposure
when rendering aid to a patient. Exposure to the electrolyte is unlikely except
in a catastrophic crash or through improper handling. Utilize the following
guidelines in the event of exposure.
The Hybrid Camry contains the same common automotive fluids used in other
non-hybrid Toyota vehicles, with the exception of the NiMH electrolyte used
in the HV battery pack. The NiMH battery electrolyte is a caustic alkaline (pH
13.5) that is damaging to human tissues. The electrolyte, however, is absorbed
in the cell plates and will not normally spill or leak out even if a battery
module is cracked. A catastrophic crash that would breach both the metal
battery pack case and a metal battery module would be a rare occurrence.
WARNING:
The NiMH battery electrolyte is a caustic alkaline (pH 13.5) that is
damaging to human tissues. To avoid injury by coming in contact with
the electrolyte, wear proper personal protective equipment.
Similar to the use of baking soda to neutralize a lead-acid battery electrolyte
spill, a dilute boric acid solution or vinegar can be used to neutralize a NiMH
battery electrolyte spill.
NOTE:
Electrolyte leakage from the HV battery pack is unlikely due to its
construction and the amount of available electrolyte contained within the
NiMH modules. Any spillage would not warrant a declaration as a hazardous
material incident. Responders should follow the recommendations as outlined
in this emergency response guide.
•
Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Splash shield or safety goggles. Fold down helmet shields are not
acceptable for acid or electrolyte spills.
Rubber, latex or nitrile gloves.
Apron suitable for alkaline.
Rubber boots.
•
Absorption
Perform gross decontamination by removing affected clothing and
properly disposing of the garments.
Rinse the affected areas with water for 20 minutes.
Transport patients to the nearest emergency medical care facility.
•
Inhalation in Non-Fire Situations
No toxic gases are emitted under normal conditions.
•
Inhalation in Fire Situations
Toxic gases are given off as by-products of combustion. All
responders in the Hot Zone should wear the proper PPE for fire
fighting including SCBA.
Move a patient from the hazardous environment to a safe area and
administer oxygen.
Transport patients to the nearest emergency medical care facility.
•
Ingestion
Do not induce vomiting.
Allow the patient to drink large quantities of water to dilute the
electrolyte (never give water to an unconscious person).
In an emergency, manufacturer’s Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are
available by contacting:
•
•
Handle NiMH electrolyte spills using the following Personal Protective
Equipment (PPE):
Splash shield or safety goggles. Fold down helmet shields are not
acceptable for acid or electrolyte spills.
Rubber, latex or nitrile gloves.
Apron suitable for alkaline.
Rubber boots.
Neutralize NiMH Electrolyte
Use a boric acid solution or vinegar.
Boric acid solution - 800 grams boric acid to 20 litres water or 5.5
ounces boric acid to 1 gallon of water.
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Emergency Response (Continued)
First Aid (Continued)
If vomiting occurs spontaneously, keep the patient’s head lowered
and forward to reduce the risk of asphyxiation.
Transport patients to the nearest emergency medical care facility.
Submersion
A submerged hybrid vehicle does not have high voltage potential on the metal
vehicle body, and is safe to touch.
Access Patients
Responders can access the patient and perform normal extrication
procedures. High voltage orange colour coded power cables and high
voltage components should never be touched, cut, or breached.
Vehicle Recovery
If a hybrid vehicle is fully or partially submerged in water, emergency
responders may not be able to determine if the vehicle has been
automatically disabled. The Hybrid Camry may be handled by
following these recommendations:
1.
2.
3.
Remove the vehicle from the water.
Drain the water from the vehicle if possible.
Follow the immobilizing and disabling procedures on page 17.
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Roadside Assistance
Roadside assistance for the Toyota Hybrid Camry may be handled like
conventional Toyota vehicles except as noted in the following pages.
Shift Lever
Similar to many Toyota vehicles, the Hybrid Camry uses a gated shift lever as
shown in the illustration. However, the Hybrid Camry shift lever includes a B
position, allowing enhanced engine braking when driving down a steep grade.
Towing
The Hybrid Camry is a front wheel drive vehicle and it must be towed with
the front wheels off the ground. Failure to do so may cause serious damage to
vehicle components.
•
The vehicle may be shifted out of Park into Neutral by turning the
ignition-on, depressing the brake, then moving the gated shift lever to N.
•
If the shift lever cannot be moved out of Park, a shift lock release button
is provided under the cover near the shift lever as shown in the
illustration.
•
If a tow truck is not available, in an emergency the vehicle may be
temporarily towed using a cable or chain secured to the emergency towing
eyelet or rear hooks. This should only be attempted on hard, paved roads
for short distances at low speeds. The eyelet is located with the tools in
the cargo area of the vehicle, refer to the illustration on page 28.
Push in Shift Lock Release
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Towing Eyelet Mounting Location
Roadside Assistance (Continued)
Spare Tire
The jack, tools, towing eyelet, and spare tire are provided in the boot as
illustrated.
Tools, Towing Eyelet, and Spare Tire in the Boot
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Roadside Assistance (Continued)
Jump Starting
Turning the ignition-on or starting the vehicle will also disarm the anti-theft
alarm.
The 12 Volt auxiliary battery may be jump started if the vehicle does not start
and the instrument cluster gauges are dim or off after depressing the brake
pedal and pushing the power button.
The 12 Volt auxiliary battery is located in the boot. Use the remote boot
release or metal cut key hidden in the smart key to open the boot.
•
Open the boot, and remove the 12 Volt auxiliary battery cover on the
passenger side.
•
Connect the positive jumper cable to the positive battery post following
the numbered sequence.
•
Connect the negative jumper cable to the metal boot latch following the
numbered sequence.
•
Place the smart key in proximity to the vehicle, depress the brake pedal,
and push the power button.
12 Volt Battery
Plastic Cover
n
NOTE:
If the vehicle does not recognize the smart key after connecting the
booster battery to the vehicle, open and close the driver door when the
vehicle is shut off.
q
If the smart key internal battery is dead, touch the Toyota emblem side of
the smart key to the power button during the start sequence. See the
instructions and illustrations on page 9 for more details.
•
o
The high voltage HV battery pack cannot be jump started.
Jumper Cable Connections
Immobilizer & Anti-Theft Alarm
The Hybrid Camry is equipped with a standard immobilizer system and an
anti-theft alarm.
•
The vehicle can be started only with a registered smart key.
•
To disarm the anti-theft alarm, unlock the door by using the smart key
button or door handle touch sensor.
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