TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 Before driving 2 When driving 3 Interior

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 Before driving 2 When driving 3 Interior
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1
Before driving
Adjusting and operating features such as door locks, mirrors, and steering column.
2
When driving
Driving, stopping and safe-driving information.
3
Interior features
Air conditioning and audio systems, as well as other interior
features for a comfortable driving experience.
4
Maintenance
and care
Cleaning and protecting your vehicle, performing do-it-yourself maintenance, and maintenance information.
5
When trouble
arises
What to do if the vehicle needs to be towed, gets a flat tire,
or is involved in an accident.
6
Vehicle
specifications
Detailed vehicle information.
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For US owners
Reporting safety defects for US owners
Index
Alphabetical listing of information contained in this manual.
i
Pictorial index
Exterior
Windshield wipers P. 126
Moon roof ∗ P. 48
Parking lights P. 122
Outside rear view
mirrors P. 43
Hood P. 266
Side marker lights P. 122
Headlights (low and high ∗ beam)
P. 122
Fog lights P. 125
Turn signal lights P. 107
Headlights (high beam) P. 122
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Rear window defogger P. 178
Side marker lights P. 122
Tail lights P. 122
Doors
Tires
l Rotation
l Replacement
l Inflation pressure
l Information
Trunk P. 23
P. 19
P. 283
Turn signal lights P. 107
P. 358
P. 389
Fuel filler door
P. 398
P. 51
∗: If equipped
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Pictorial index
Interior
Seat belts P. 34
AUX adapter P. 206
Bottle holders/door pockets P. 218
Head restraints P. 33
Floor mat P. 237
Power window
switches P. 45
Driver airbag
P. 61
Knee airbags
P. 61
A
Front passenger
airbag P. 61
Front seats P. 26
Armrest P. 232
Console box ∗ P. 214
Cup holders P. 216
Cup holders P. 216
SRS side airbags
P. 61
Ashtrays P. 225
Console box P. 214
Power outlet P. 227
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A
Anti-glare inside rear view mirror P. 42
Personal lights P. 211
Moon roof switch ∗ P. 48
Interior lights P. 211
Personal lights P. 211
Interior lights P. 211
Coat hooks P. 236
SRS curtain shield airbags
P. 61
Vanity mirrors P. 220
Sun visors P. 219
Garage door opener switches P. 241
Compass P. 246
∗: If equipped
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Pictorial index
Interior
B
Driving position memory switches ∗ P. 28
Seat position memory switches ∗ P. 31
Door lock switch
P. 19
Outside rear view mirror
switches P. 43
Window lock switch P. 45
Power window switches P. 45
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C
Automatic transmission
Automatic transmission shift lever P. 101
Seat heater switches ∗ P. 228
Seat heater/ventilator switches ∗ P. 230
Shift lock override button P. 367
Cigarette lighter P. 226
Ashtrays P. 225
Manual transmission
Manual transmission shift lever P. 105
Parking brake lever P. 108
Cigarette lighter P. 226
Ashtrays P. 225
Seat heater switches ∗ P. 228
Seat heater/ventilator switches ∗ P. 230
∗: If equipped
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Pictorial index
Headlight switch P. 122
Turn signal lever P. 107
Fog light switch P. 125
Instrument panel
Shift paddle switches ∗
Gauges and meters
Multi-information display
Windshield wipers and washer switch
Engine switch
P. 103
P. 109
P. 118
P. 126
P. 98
Trunk opener main switch P. 23
Glove box P. 213
Tilt and telescopic steering lock release lever ∗ P. 40
Tilt and telescopic steering control switch ∗
P. 41
Parking brake pedal (automatic transmission) P. 108
Audio remote control switches P. 207
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A
Without navigation system
Air conditioning
system
P. 170
Rear window and outside rear view mirror
defoggers P. 178
Audio
system
P. 179
Clock
Security indicator
P. 221
P. 54, 56
Emergency
flashers
With navigation system
Rear window and
outside rear view
mirror defoggers*1
Security indicator
Navigation
system*1
P. 54, 56
Air conditioning
system*1
Clock P. 221
Audio system*1
Emergency flashers
∗: If equipped
*1: Refer to “Navigation System Owner's Manual”.
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Pictorial index
Instrument panel
B
With navigation system
Without navigation system
Telephone switch*1
DISP switch P. 119
DISP switch P. 119
Distance switch ∗
Distance switch ∗
P. 133
P. 133
Cruise control switch P. 130, 133
Cruise control switch P. 130, 133
Speech command switch*1
C
Automatic transmission
Manual transmission
VSC OFF
switch ∗ P. 150
VSC OFF
switch ∗ P. 150
ECT switch P. 102
ETCS switch P. 105
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D
Rear sunshade switch ∗ P. 233
Headlight cleaner switch ∗ P. 129
Instrument panel light
control dial P. 110
Satellite switches P. 222
Trunk opener P. 23
Fuel filler door opener
P. 51
∗: If equipped
*1: Refer to “Navigation System Owner's Manual”.
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For your information
Main Owners Manual
Please note that this manual applies to all models and explains all equipment, including options. Therefore, you may find some explanations for equipment not installed
on your vehicle.
All specifications provided in this manual are current at the time of printing. However, because of the Lexus policy of continual product improvement, we reserve the
right to make changes at any time without notice.
Depending on specifications, the vehicle shown in the illustration may differ from
your vehicle in terms of color and equipment.
Accessories, spare parts and modification of your Lexus
A wide variety of non-genuine spare parts and accessories for Lexus vehicles are
currently available in the market. You should know that Toyota does not warrant
these products and is not responsible for their performance, repair, or replacement,
or for any damage they may cause to, or adverse effect they may have on, your
Lexus vehicle.
This vehicle should not be modified with non-genuine Lexus products. Modification
with non-genuine Lexus products could affect its performance, safety or durability,
and may even violate governmental regulations. In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from the modification may not be covered under warranty.
Installation of a mobile two-way radio system
As the installation of a mobile two-way radio system in your vehicle could affect
electronic systems such as the multiport fuel injection system/sequential multiport
fuel injection system, cruise control system, anti-lock brake system, SRS airbag system and seat belt pretensioner system, be sure to check with your Lexus dealer for
precautionary measures or special instructions regarding installation.
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Scrapping of your Lexus
The SRS airbag and seat belt pretensioner devices in your Lexus contain explosive
chemicals. If the vehicle is scrapped with the airbags and seat belt pretensioners left
as they are, this may cause an accident such as fire. Be sure to have the systems of
the SRS airbag and seat belt pretensioner removed and disposed of by a qualified
service shop or by your Lexus dealer before you scrap your vehicle.
CAUTION
n General precautions while driving
Driving under the influence: Never drive your vehicle when under the influence of
alcohol or drugs that have impaired you ability to operate your vehicle. Alcohol and
certain drugs delay reaction time, impair judgment and reduce coordination, which
could lead to an accident that will hurt or kill you, your occupants or others.
Defensive driving: Always drive defensively. Anticipate mistakes that other drivers
or pedestrians might make and be ready to avoid accidents.
Driver distraction: Always give your full attention to driving. Anything that distracts
the driver, such as adjusting controls, talking on a cellular phone or reading can
result in a collision with resulting death or serious injury to you, your occupants or
others.
n General precaution regarding children’s safety
Never leave children unattended in the vehicle, and never allow children to have or
use the key.
Children may be able to start the vehicle or shift the vehicle into neutral. There is
also a danger that children may injure themselves by playing with the cigarette
lighter, the windows, the moon roof, or other features of the vehicle. In addition, heat
build-up or extremely cold temperatures inside the vehicle can be fatal to children.
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Symbols used throughout this manual
Cautions & Notices
CAUTION
This is a warning against anything which may cause injury to people if the warning is
ignored. You are informed about what you must or must not do in order to reduce the
risk of injury to yourself and others.
NOTICE
This is a warning against anything which may cause damage to the vehicle or its
equipment if the warning is ignored. You are informed about what you must or must
not do in order to avoid or reduce the risk of damage to your Lexus and its equipment.
Safety symbol
Throughout this manual, you will also see the symbol of a circle
with a slash through it. This means "Do not", "Do not do this", or
"Do not let this happen".
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1-1. Key information
Keys
The following keys are provided with the vehicle.
Electronic keys
• Operating the smart access
system with push-button start
(→P. 4)
• Operating the wireless
remote control function
(→P. 16)
Mechanical keys
Key number plate
Using the mechanical key
Take out the mechanical key.
n When required to leave a key to the vehicle with a parking attendant
Turn the trunk opener main switch OFF and lock the glove box as circumstances
demand. (→P. 23, 213)
Remove the mechanical key for your own use and provide the attendant with the
electronic key only.
n Key number plate
Keep the plate in a safe place such as your wallet, not in the vehicle. In the event that
a mechanical key is lost, a new key can be made at your Lexus dealer using the key
number plate. (→P. 368)
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1-1. Key information
NOTICE
n To prevent key damage
l Do not subject the keys to strong shocks, expose them to high temperatures by
placing them in direct sunlight, or get them wet.
1
l Do not expose the keys to electromagnetic materials or attach any material that
Before driving
blocks electromagnetic waves to the key surface.
3
1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
Smart access system with push-button start
The following operations can be performed simply by carrying the electronic key on your person, for example in your pocket.
(The driver should always carry the electronic key.)
Locks and unlocks the doors (→P. 5)
Unlocks the trunk (→P. 5)
Starts the engine (→P. 98)
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
Locking and unlocking the doors (front door handles only)
Press the lock button to lock the
door.
1
Before driving
Grip the handle to unlock the
door.
Make sure to touch the sensor on
the back of the handle.
The door cannot be unlocked for 3
seconds after the door is locked.
Unlocking the trunk
Press the button to unlock the
trunk.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
Antenna location and effective range
n Antenna location
Antennas outside cabin
Antennas inside cabin
Antenna inside trunk
Antenna outside trunk
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
n Effective range (areas within which the electronic key is detected)
When locking or unlocking
the doors
When unlocking the trunk
The system can be operated
when the electronic key is
within about 70 cm (2.3 ft.) to
1 m (3.3 ft.) of the trunk
release button.
When starting the engine
or changing engine switch
modes
The system can be operated
when the electronic key is
inside the vehicle.
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1
Before driving
The system can be operated
when the electronic key is
within about 2.3 ft. (70 cm) to
3.3 ft. (1 m) of either of the
outside front door handles.
(Only the doors detecting the
key can be operated.)
1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
n Operation signals
A buzzer sounds and the emergency flashers flash to indicate that the doors have
been locked/unlocked. (Locked: Once; Unlocked: Twice)
n Conditions affecting operation
The smart access system with push-button start and wireless remote control function may not operate normally in the following situations. (Ways of coping:
→P. 369)
l Near a TV tower, radio station, electric power plant, airport or other facility that
generates strong radio waves
l When carrying a portable radio, cellular phone or other wireless communica-
tion device
l When multiple electronic keys are in the vicinity
l When the electronic key has come into contact with, or is covered by a metallic
object
l When a wireless key (that emits radio waves) is being used nearby
l When the electronic key has been left near an electrical appliance such as a
personal computer
n Switching the door unlock function
It is possible to set which doors the entry function unlocks.
STEP 1 Turn the engine switch OFF.
STEP 2 When the indicator on the key surface is turned off, push and
hold
the
8
,
, or
for approximately 5 seconds while pushing
button on the key.
1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
The setting changes each time an operation is performed, as shown below. (When
changing the setting continuously, release the buttons, wait for at least 5 seconds,
and repeat step 2.)
Multi-information
display
Unlocking doors
Beep
1
Before driving
Hold the driver's door handle
to unlock only the driver's
Exterior: Beeps three
door.
times
Hold the front passenger’s
Interior: Pings once
door handle to unlock all
doors
Hold either front door handle Exterior: Beeps twice
to unlock all doors
Interior: Pings once
n Battery-saving function
In the following circumstances, the entry function is disabled in order to prevent the
vehicle and electronic key batteries from discharging.
l When the entry function has not been used for 2 weeks or more
l When the electronic key has been left within approximately 3 ft. (1 m) of the
vehicle for 10 minutes or more
The system will resume operation when...
l The vehicle is locked using the door handle lock switch.
l The vehicle is locked/unlocked using the wireless remote control function.
(→P. 16)
l The vehicle is locked/unlocked using the mechanical key. (→P. 369)
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
n Electronic key battery depletion
l The standard battery life is 1 to 2 years. (The battery becomes depleted even if
the electronic key is not used.) If the smart access system with push-button start
or the wireless remote control function does not operate, or the detection area
becomes smaller, the battery may be depleted. Replace the battery when necessary. (→ P. 302)
l To avoid serious deterioration, do not leave the electronic key within 3 ft. (1 m) of
the following electrical appliances.
•
•
•
•
TVs
Personal computers
Recharging cellular phones or cordless phones
Table lamps
n To operate the system properly
Make sure to carry the electronic key when operating the system. Do not get the
electronic key too close to the vehicle when operating the system from the outside
of the vehicle.
Depending on the position and holding condition of the electronic key, the key may
not be detected correctly and the system may not operate properly. (The alarm may
go off accidentally, or the door lock prevention may not function.)
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
n Note for the entry function
l Even when the electronic key is within the effective range (detection areas), the
system may not operate properly in the following cases.
• The electronic key is too close to the window or outside door handle, near the
ground, or in a high place when the doors are locked or unlocked.
• The electronic key is near the ground or in a high place, or too close to the
rear bumper center when the trunk is unlocked.
• The electronic key is on the instrument panel, rear package tray or floor, or in
the glove box when the engine is started or engine switch modes are
changed.
l As long as the electronic key is within the effective range, the doors may be
locked or unlocked by anyone.
1
Before driving
l Even if the electronic key is not inside the vehicle, it may be possible to start the
engine if the electronic key is near the window.
l The doors may unlock if a large amount of water splashes on the door handle,
such as in the rain or in a car wash. (The doors will automatically be locked after
approximately 30 seconds if the doors are not opened and closed.)
l Gripping the door handle when wearing a glove may not unlock the door.
l If the wireless remote control is used to lock the doors when the electronic key
is near the vehicle, there is a possibility that the door may not be unlocked by the
entry function. (Use the wireless remote control to unlock the doors.
n When the vehicle is not driven for extended periods
To prevent theft of the vehicle, do not leave the electronic key within 6 ft. (2 m) of
the vehicle.
n Security feature
If a door is not opened within approximately 30 seconds after the vehicle is
unlocked, the anti-theft system automatically locks the vehicle again.
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n Alarms and warning indicators
A combination of exterior and interior alarms as well as warnings displayed on the
multi-information display are used to prevent theft of the vehicle and unforeseeable
accidents resulting from erroneous operation. Take appropriate measures in
response to any warning indications on the multi-information display. (→P. 344)
The following table describes circumstances and correction procedures when only
alarms are sounded.
Alarm
Exterior alarm
sounds once for 2
seconds
Situation
Correction procedure
Tried to lock the doors using
the entry function while the
electronic key is still inside
the passenger compartment
Retrieve the electronic
key from the passenger
compartment and lock
the doors again.
Tried to exit the vehicle with
Turn the engine switch
the electronic key and lock
OFF and lock the doors
the doors without first turning
again.
the engine switch OFF
Closed the trunk while the
electronic key is still inside
and all doors are locked
Retrieve the electronic
key from the trunk and
close the trunk lid.
Exterior alarm
Tried to lock the vehicle using Close all of the doors
sounds once for 10 the entry function while a
and lock the doors
door is open
again.
seconds
Interior alarm
sounds continuously*
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Tried to open the door and
exit the vehicle without shifting the shift lever to P
Shift the shift lever to P.
1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
Alarm
Situation
Correction procedure
Switched to ACC mode
while the driver's door is
Turn the engine switch
open (Opened the driver's
OFF and close the
door
when
the
engine
switch
driver's door.
Interior alarm pings
is in ACC mode.)
continuously
1
*: Vehicles with an automatic transmission only
n When the electronic key battery is fully depleted
l Locking and unlocking the doors and trunk: Use the mechanical key.
(→P. 369)
l Starting the engine:
→P. 98
l Replacing the battery: →P. 302
n Customization
It is possible to deactivate systems such as the smart access system with push-button start. (→P. 406)
n Certification for the smart access system with push-button start
For vehicles sold in the U.S.A.
FCC ID: NI4TMLF-1
NOTE:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
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Before driving
Turned the engine switch
OFF while the driver's door is Close the driver's door.
open
1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
NOTICE:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
l Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
l Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
l Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
l Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC WARNING:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
For vehicles sold in Canada
NOTE:
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
CAUTION
n Caution regarding interference with electronic devices
l People with implanted pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators should maintain a
reasonable distance between themselves and the smart access system antennas,
because the radio waves may affect the operation of such devices.
implanted cardiac defibrillators should consult the manufacturer of the device for
information about its operation under the influence of radio waves.
Radio waves could have unexpected effects on the operation of such medical
devices.
If necessary, the entry function can be disabled. Ask your Lexus dealer for details.
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Before driving
l Users of any electrical medical device other than implanted pacemakers and
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
Wireless remote control
The wireless remote control can be used to lock and unlock the vehicle and
the trunk from outside the vehicle.
Locks all doors
Unlocks all doors
Opens the windows and
moon roof (push and hold)
Unlocks the trunk
(push and hold)
Sounds alarm
(push and hold) (→P. 56)
n 2-step unlocking function
When you push the
button, the driver's door is unlocked. Pushing the button
again within 3 seconds unlocks the other doors.
n Operation signals
Doors: A buzzer sounds and the emergency flashers flash to indicate that the
doors have been locked/unlocked. (Locked: Once; Unlocked: Twice)
Trunk:
A buzzer sounds to indicate that the trunk has been unlocked.
Windows and moon roof: A buzzer sounds to indicate that the windows and moon
roof are operating.
n Door lock buzzer
If a door is not fully closed, a buzzer sounds continuously if an attempt to lock the
door is made. Fully close the door to stop the buzzer, and lock the vehicle once
more.
n Alarm
Using the wireless remote control to lock the door will set the alarm system.
n Electronic key battery depletion
→P. 10
n Security feature
→P. 11
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
n When the electronic key battery is fully depleted
→P. 13
n Conditions affecting operation
→P. 8
1
n Customization
Before driving
Settings (e.g. trunk unlocking function) can be changed. (→P. 406)
n Certification for wireless remote control
For vehicles sold in the U.S.A.
FCC ID: NI4TMLF-1
NOTE:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
NOTICE:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
l Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
l Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
l Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
l Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC WARNING:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
For vehicles sold in Canada
NOTE:
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
Doors
The vehicle can be locked and unlocked using the entry function, wireless
remote control or door lock switch.
n Entry function
→P. 5
1
Before driving
n Wireless remote control
→P. 16
n Door lock switch
Locks all doors
Unlocks all doors
n Inside lock button
Locks the door
Unlocks the door
The front doors can be opened
by pulling the inside handle even
if the lock buttons are in the lock
position.
Locking the front doors from the outside without a key
The door cannot be locked if the engine switch is in ACC or IG-ON
mode, or the electronic key is left inside the vehicle.
Depending on the position of the electronic key, the key may not be detected
correctly and the door may be locked.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
Rear door child-protector lock
The door cannot be opened
from inside the vehicle when the
locks are set.
These locks can be set to prevent
children from opening the rear
doors. Push down on each rear
door switch to lock both rear
doors.
Automatic door locking and unlocking systems
The following functions can be set or cancelled:
Function
Operation
Shift position linked door
locking function*
Shifting the shift lever out of P locks all doors.
Shift position linked door
unlocking function*
Shifting the shift lever to P unlocks all doors.
Speed linked door locking
function
All doors are locked when the vehicle speed is
approximately 12 mph (20 km/h) or higher.
Driver's door linked door
unlocking function
All doors are unlocked when the driver's door is
opened within 10 seconds after turning the engine
switch OFF.
*: Vehicles with an automatic transmission only
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
n Setting and canceling the functions
To switch between setting and canceling, follow the procedure below:
STEP 1
STEP 2
The shift lever and switch positions corresponding to the desired function to be set or canceled are shown as follows.
Function
Shift position linked door locking
function
Shift position linked door unlocking function
Shift lever position
Switch position
P
Speed linked door locking function
Driver's door linked door unlocking
function
N
When the setting or canceling operation is complete, all doors are locked
and then unlocked.
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1
Before driving
Close all the doors and switch the engine switch to IG-ON
mode. (Perform the step 2 within 10 seconds.)
Shift the shift lever to P or N, and press and hold the driver's door
lock switch ( or ) for 5 seconds and then release.
1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
n Impact detection door lock release system
In the event that the vehicle is subject to a strong impact, all the doors are unlocked.
Depending on the force of the impact or the type of accident, however, the system
may not operate.
n Using the mechanical key
The doors can also be locked and unlocked with the mechanical key. (→P. 369)
n Customization
Settings (e.g. unlocking function using a key) can be changed. (→P. 406)
CAUTION
n To prevent an accident
Observe the following precautions while driving the vehicle.
Failing to do so may result in a door opening and an occupant falling out, resulting in
death or serious injury.
l Always use a seat belt.
l Always lock all doors.
l Ensure that all doors are properly closed.
l Do not pull the inside handle of the front door while driving.
l Set the rear door child protector locks when children are seated in the rear seat.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
Trunk
The trunk can be opened using the trunk opener, entry function or wireless
remote control.
n Trunk opener
1
Release the trunk lid.
Before driving
n Entry function
→P. 5
n Wireless remote control
→P. 16
Locking the trunk opener feature
Turn the main switch in the glove
box OFF to disable the trunk
opener.
ON
OFF
The trunk lid cannot be opened
even with the wireless remote control or the entry function.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
n Trunk light
When the trunk light switch is set to ON, the trunk light turns on when the trunk is
opened.
ON
OFF
n Trunk handle
Use the trunk handle when closing the trunk.
n Internal trunk release lever
The trunk lid can be opened by pulling down
on the glow-in-the-dark lever located on the
inside of trunk lid.
The lever will continue to glow for some time
after the trunk lid is closed.
n Using the mechanical key
The trunk can be also opened using the mechanical key. (→P. 369)
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CAUTION
n Caution while driving
Keep the trunk lid closed.
This not only keeps personal belongings from being thrown out, but also prevents
exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
Never leave children unattended in the vehicle as they may lock themselves in the
vehicle or trunk, which could cause the child to overheat or suffocate, resulting in
death or serious injury.
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Before driving
n When children are in the vehicle
1
1-3. Adjustable components
Front seats
Manual seat
Seat position lever
Seatback angle lever
Vertical height adjustment lever
Seat cushion (front) angle knob
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1-3. Adjustable components
Power seat
1
Before driving
Seat position switch
Seatback angle switch
Seat cushion (front) angle switch
Vertical height adjustment switch
Lumbar support switch
CAUTION
n Seat adjustment
l Do not recline the seat more than necessary when the vehicle is in motion to
reduce the risk of sliding under the lap belt.
If the seat is too reclined, the lap belt may slide past the hips and apply restraint
forces directly to the abdomen or your neck may contact the shoulder belt,
increasing the risk of death or serious injury in the event of an accident.
l Manual seat only: After adjusting the seat, make sure that the seat is locked in
position.
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Driving position memory (if equipped)
Your preferred driving position (the position of the driver's seat, steering
wheel and outside rear view mirrors) can be memorized and recalled with
the touch of a button. It is also possible to set this function to activate automatically when the doors are unlocked.
Three different driving positions can be entered into memory.
n Entering a position to memory
Vehicles with an automatic transmission: Check that the shift lever is
set in P.
Vehicles with a manual transmission: Check that the parking brake is
set.
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
Switch to IG-ON mode.
Adjust the driver’s seat, steering wheel, and outside rear view
mirrors to the desired positions.
While pushing the SET button,
push button 1, 2 or 3 until the
signal beeps.
If the selected button has
already been preset, the previously recorded position will be
overwritten.
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n Recalling the memorized position
Vehicles with an automatic transmission: Check that the shift lever is
set in P.
Vehicles with a manual transmission: Check that the parking brake is
set.
STEP 2
Switch to IG-ON mode.
Before driving
STEP 1
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Push button 1, 2 or 3 to recall
the memorized position.
Linking driving position memory with door unlock operation
Record your driving position to button 1, 2 or 3 before performing the following.
STEP 1
STEP 2
Turn the engine switch OFF and close the driver's door.
Press and hold the desired button
(1, 2 or 3) while pressing the
or
button on the wireless
remote control until the signal
beeps.
The driving position is recalled
when the driver's door is unlocked
using the entry function or wireless
remote control and the driver’s
door is opened.
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n Canceling the linked door unlock operation
STEP 1 Turn the engine switch OFF and close the driver's door.
STEP 2 While pushing the SET button, push the
or
button on the
wireless remote control until the signal beeps.
n Retained accessory power
Memorized positions (except for the steering wheel positions) can be activated up
to 30 seconds after the driver's door is opened, even after turning the engine
switch OFF.
n To cancel seat position recall
Perform any of the following operations.
l Push the SET button.
l Push button 1, 2, or 3.
l Adjust the seat using the switches (only cancels seat position recall).
n If the battery is disconnected
The memorized positions are erased when the battery is disconnected.
CAUTION
n Seat adjustment caution
Take care during seat adjustment that the seat does not strike the rear passenger or
squeeze your body against the steering wheel.
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Seat position memory (if equipped)
Your preferred front passenger seat position can be memorized and
recalled with the touch of a button.
Three different seat positions can be entered into memory.
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STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
Before driving
n Entering a position to memory
Vehicles with an automatic transmission: Check that the shift lever is
set in P.
Vehicles with a manual transmission: Check that the parking brake is
set.
Switch to IG-ON mode.
Adjust the front passenger seat to the desired position.
While pushing the SET button,
push button 1, 2 or 3 until the
signal beeps.
If the selected button has
already been preset, the previously recorded position will be
overwritten.
n Recalling the memorized position
Vehicles with an automatic transmission: Check that the shift lever is
set in P.
Vehicles with a manual transmission: Check that the parking brake is
set.
Push button 1, 2 or 3 to recall
the memorized position.
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n Retained accessory power
Memorized position can be activated up to 30 seconds after the front passenger
door is opened, even after turning the engine switch OFF.
n To cancel seat position recall
Perform any of the following operations.
l Push the SET button.
l Push button 1, 2, or 3.
l Adjust the seat position using the switches.
n If the battery is disconnected
The memorized positions are erased when the battery is disconnected.
CAUTION
n Seat adjustment caution
Take care during seat adjustment that the seat does not strike the rear passenger.
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Head restraints
Vertical adjustment
Push and hold the lock release
button when lowering the head
restraint.
Removal
Before driving
Lock
release
button
1
Pull the head restraint up while
pushing the lock release button.
n Adjusting the height of the head restraints
Make sure that the head restraints are
adjusted so that the center of the head
restraint is closest to the top of your ears.
n Adjusting the rear seat head restraints
Always raise the head restraint one level from the stowed position when using.
n Head restraints of different seats
The head restraints are specially designed for the seats on which they are installed.
CAUTION
n Head restraint precautions
Observe the following precautions regarding the head restraints. Failure to do so
may result in death or serious injury.
l Adjust the head restraints to the correct position at all times.
l Do not drive with the head restraints removed.
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Seat belts
Make sure that all occupants are wearing their seat belts before driving the
vehicle.
n Correct use of the seat belts
l Extend the shoulder belt so
that it comes fully over the
shoulder, but does not come
into contact with the neck or
slide off the shoulder.
l Position the lap belt as low as
possible over the hips.
l Adjust the position of the
seatback. Sit up straight and
well back in the seat.
l Do not twist the seat belt.
n Fastening and releasing the seat belt
Fastening the belt
Push the tab into the buckle until
a clicking sound is heard.
Releasing the belt
Press the release button.
Release button
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n Adjusting the height of the belt (front seats)
Down
Up
1
Before driving
Move the height adjuster up and
down as needed until you hear a
click.
Seat belt comfort guide (outside rear seats)
If the shoulder belt sits close to a
person’s neck, slide the seat belt
comfort guide forward.
Seat belt pretensioners (front and outside rear seats)
The pretensioner helps the seat
belt to quickly restrain the occupant by retracting the seat belt
when the vehicle is subjected to
certain types of severe frontal collision.
The pretensioner may not activate
in the event of a minor frontal
impact, a side impact or a rear
impact.
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Pre-collision seat belts (front seats of vehicles with pre-collision system)
When the pre-collision sensor detects an obstacle and determines that a
collision is unavoidable, the seat belts lessen collision injury by retracting
the slack in the front seat belts before the collision, thus restraining the
driver and passenger at an earlier stage.
The seat belts will also operate in the event of sudden braking. (→P. 154)
n Emergency locking retractor (ELR)
The retractor will lock the belt during a sudden stop or on impact. It may also lock if
you lean forward too quickly. A slow, easy motion will allow the belt to extend so that
you can move around fully.
n Automatic locking retractor (ALR)
When a passenger's shoulder belt is completely extended and then retracted even
slightly, the belt is locked in that position and cannot be extended. This feature is
used to hold the CRS firmly. To free the belt again, fully retract the belt and then pull
the belt out once more. (→P. 80)
n Pregnant women
Obtain medical advice and wear the seat belt
in the proper way. (→P. 34)
Women who are pregnant should position
the lap belt as low as possible over the hips in
the same manner as other occupants. Extend
the shoulder belt completely over the shoulder and position the belt across the chest.
Avoid belt contact over the rounding of the
abdominal area.
If the seat belt is not worn properly, not only a
pregnant woman, but also the fetus could suffer death or serious injury as a result of sudden braking or a collision.
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n People suffering illness
Obtain medical advice and wear the seat belt in the proper way.
n Child seat belt usage
The seat belts of your vehicle were principally designed for persons of adult size.
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l Use a child restraint system appropriate for the child, until the child become
l When the child becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle's seat belt,
follow the instructions on P. 34 regarding seat belt usage.
n Replacing the belt after the pretensioner has been activated
The seat belts cannot be used after a pretensioner has been activated. After an
accident, have your Lexus dealer inspect the pretensioners. Make sure the pretensioners are replaced if they have been activated.
n Seat belt extender
If your seat belts cannot be fastened securely
because they are not long enough, a personalized seat belt extender is available from
your Lexus dealer free of charge.
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large enough to properly wear the vehicle's seat belt. (→P. 77)
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CAUTION
n Wearing a seat belt
Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of injury in the event of sudden braking or an accident.
Failing to do so may cause death or severe injury.
l Ensure that all passengers wear a seat belt.
l Always wear a seat belt properly.
l Each seat belt should be used by one person only. Do not use a seat belt for more
than one person at once, including children.
l Lexus recommends that children be seated in the rear seat and always use a seat
belt and/or an appropriate child restraint system.
l Do not recline the seat any more than necessary to achieve a proper seating
position. The seat belt is most effective when the occupants are sitting up straight
and well back in the seats.
l Do not wear the shoulder belt under your arm.
l Always wear your seat belt low and snug across your hips.
n Seat belt damage and wear
l Do not damage the seat belts by allowing the belt, plate, or buckle to be jammed
in the door.
l Inspect the seat belt system periodically. Check for cuts, fraying, and loose parts.
Do not use a damaged seat belt until it is replaced. Damaged seat belts cannot
protect an occupant from death or serious injury.
l Ensure that the belt and tab are locked and the belt is not twisted.
If the seat belt does not function correctly, immediately contact your Lexus
dealer.
l Replace the seat assembly, including the belts, if your vehicle has been involved in
a serious accident, even if there's no obvious damage.
l Do not attempt to install, remove, modify, disassemble or dispose of the seat belts.
Have any necessary repairs carried out by your Lexus dealer. Inappropriate handling of the pretensioner may prevent it from operating properly resulting in
death or serious injury.
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CAUTION
n Using a seat belt extender
l Do not wear the seat belt extender if you can fasten the seat belt without the
extender.
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l Do not use the seat belt extender when installing a child restraint system because
l The personalized extender may not be safe on another vehicle, when used by
another person, or at a different seating position other than the one originally
intended.
NOTICE
n When using a seat belt extender
When releasing the seat belt, press on the buckle release button on the extender,
not on the seat belt.
This helps prevent damage to the vehicle interior and the extender itself.
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the belt will not securely hold the child restraint system, increasing the risk of
death or injury in the event of a collision.
1-3. Adjustable components
Steering wheel (manually adjustable type)
The steering wheel can be adjusted to a comfortable position.
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
Hold the steering wheel
and press the lever
down.
Adjust to the ideal position by moving the
steering wheel horizontally and vertically.
Pull the lever up.
CAUTION
n Caution while driving
Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving.
Doing so may cause the driver to mishandle the vehicle and an accident, resulting in
death or serious injury.
n After adjusting the steering wheel
Make sure that the steering wheel is securely locked.
Otherwise, the steering wheel may move suddenly, possibly causing an accident.
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Steering wheel (power-adjustable type)
The steering wheel can be adjusted to a comfortable position while the
engine switch is in ACC or IG-ON mode.
Up
Down
Away from the driver
Toward the driver
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Before driving
Auto tilt away
When the engine switch is turned
OFF, the steering wheel returns to
its stowed position by moving up
and away to enable easier driver
entry and exit.
Switching to ACC or IG-ON
mode will return the steering wheel
to the original position.
CAUTION
n Caution while driving
Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving.
Doing so may cause the driver to mishandle the vehicle and an accident, resulting in
death or serious injury.
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1-3. Adjustable components
Anti-glare inside rear view mirror
In AUTO mode, sensors are used to detect the headlights of vehicles
behind and automatically reduce the reflected light.
Turns AUTO mode ON/OFF
The indicator comes on when
AUTO mode is turned ON.
The anti-glare mirror default
mode is AUTO. The anti-glare
mirror is automatically set to
AUTO whenever the engine
switch is turned on.
n To prevent sensor error
To ensure that the sensors operate properly,
do not touch or cover them.
CAUTION
n Caution while driving
Do not adjust the position of the mirror while driving.
Doing so may lead to mishandling of the vehicle and an accident, resulting in death
or serious injury.
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Outside rear view mirrors
Mirror angle can be adjusted using the switch when the engine switch is in
ACC or IG-ON mode.
Select a mirror to adjust
(L: left or R: right)
Adjust the mirror up, down,
in, or out using the switch
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Before driving
n When the mirrors are fogged up
Turn on the mirror defoggers to defog the mirrors. (→P. 178)
n Folding back the mirrors
Push back in the direction of the vehicle's
rear.
n One-touch adjustment of the mirror angle
(vehicles with driving position memory)
A desired mirror face angle can be entered to memory and adjusted with the touch
of a button. (→P. 28)
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n Linked mirror function when reversing (vehicles with driving position memory)
The outside rear view mirrors will automatically angle downwards when the vehicle
is reversing in order to give a better view of the ground. However, this function will
not operate when the mirror select switch is in the neutral position (between L and
R).
n Auto anti-glare function (vehicles with sports or luxury package)
When the anti-glare inside rear view mirror is set to AUTO mode, the outside rear
view mirrors will activate in conjunction with the anti-glare inside rear view mirror to
reduce reflected light. (→P. 42)
CAUTION
n When driving the vehicle
Observe the following precautions while driving.
Failing to do so may result in loss of control of the vehicle and cause an accident,
resulting in death or serious injury.
l Do not adjust the mirrors while driving.
l Do not drive with the mirrors folded back.
l Both the driver and passenger side mirrors must be extended and properly
adjusted before driving.
n When the mirror defoggers are operating
Do not touch the surface of the mirror, as it may be hot.
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1-4. Opening and closing the windows and moon roof
Power windows
The power windows can be opened and closed using the following
switches.
Closing
One-touch closing*
Opening
One-touch opening*
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Before driving
*: Pushing the switch in the opposite direction will stop window
travel partway.
Lock switch
Press the switch down to lock passenger window switches.
Use this switch to prevent children
from accidentally opening or closing a passenger window.
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n The power windows can be operated when
The engine switch is in IG-ON mode.
n Door lock linked window operation
l The power windows can be opened and closed using the mechanical key.
(→P. 369)
l The power windows can be opened using the wireless remote control. (→P. 16)
n Operating the power windows after turning the engine switch OFF
The power windows can be operated for approximately 45 seconds even after the
engine switch is switched to ACC mode or turned OFF. They cannot, however, be
operated once either front door is opened.
n Jam protection function
If an object becomes caught between the window and the window frame, window
travel is stopped and the window is opened slightly.
n When the battery is disconnected
The power windows must be initialized in order to ensure proper operation. (Perform for each window with the switch for each seat.)
STEP 1 Open the window halfway.
STEP 2 Fully close the window by pulling the switch up and continue holding the
switch for one second.
The indicator on the switch changes from a flashing pattern to being on when initial
settings are complete.
n Customization
Settings (e.g. linked door lock operation) can be changed. (→P. 406)
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1-4. Opening and closing the windows and moon roof
CAUTION
n Closing the windows
Observe the following precautions.
Failing to do so may result in death or serious injury.
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l Check to make sure that all passengers do not have any part of their body in a
l Do not allow children to operate the power windows.
Closing a power window on someone can cause serious injury, and in some
instances, even death.
n Jam protection function
l Never try jamming any part of your body to activate the jam protection function
intentionally.
l The jam protection function may not work if something gets caught just before
the window fully closes.
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position where it could be caught when a window is being operated.
1-4. Opening and closing the windows and moon roof
Moon roof (if equipped)
Use the overhead switches to open, close, and tilt the moon roof up and
down.
n Manually opening and closing
Fully open
Fully close
The moon roof can be opened
in 7 steps by changing the position of the switch.
n One-touch open and close
Open to step 6
While the moon roof is opening,
pushing the switch will stop the
moon roof operation partway.
Any further opening must be
performed manually, using the
switch.
After the operation stops, press
the switch again to fully close
the moon roof.
n Tilt up and down
Tilt up
Tilt down
Fully up/fully down.
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n The moon roof can be operated when
The engine switch is in IG-ON mode.
n Door lock linked moon roof operation
l The moon roof can be opened and closed using the mechanical key. (→P. 369)
n Operating the moon roof after turning the engine switch OFF
The moon roof can be operated for approximately 45 seconds even after the
engine switch is switched to ACC mode or turned OFF. It cannot, however, be
operated once either front door is opened.
n Jam protection function
If an object is detected between the moon roof and the frame while closing or tilting
down, travel is stopped and the moon roof opens slightly.
n If the moon roof can not be closed
Pressing the switch of at
roof.
position for more than 10 seconds closes the moon
n To reduce moon roof wind noise
l Drive with the moon roof switch in the
position when you open and close
the moon roof manually.
l Drive with the moon roof where it has stopped when opening automatically.
n Sunshade
The sunshade can be opened and closed manually. However, the sunshade will
open automatically when the moon roof is opened.
n Customization
Settings (e.g. linked door lock operation) can be changed. (→P. 406)
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Before driving
l The moon roof can be opened using the wireless remote control. (→P. 16)
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1-4. Opening and closing the windows and moon roof
CAUTION
n Opening the moon roof
Observe the following precautions.
Failing to do so may cause death or serious injury.
l Do not allow any passengers to put their hands or heads outside the vehicle while
it is moving.
l Do not sit on top of the moon roof.
n Closing the moon roof
Observe the following precautions.
Failing to do so may result in death or serious injury.
l Check to make sure that all passengers do not have any part of their bodies in a
position where they could be caught when the moon roof is being operated.
l Do not allow children to operate the moon roof.
Closing the moon roof on someone can cause death or serious injury.
n Jam protection function
l Never try jamming any part of your body to activate the jam protection function
intentionally.
l The jam protection function may not work if something gets caught just before
the moon roof fully closes.
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1-5. Refueling
Opening the fuel tank cap
Perform the following steps to open the fuel tank cap.
n Before refueling the vehicle
Turn the engine switch OFF and ensure that all the doors and windows are closed.
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STEP 1
Open the fuel filler door.
STEP 2
Turn the fuel tank cap slowly to
open.
STEP 3
Hang the fuel tank cap on the
back of the fuel filler door.
Before driving
n Opening the fuel tank cap
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1-5. Refueling
Closing the fuel tank cap
When replacing the fuel tank cap,
turn it until a clicking sound is
heard.
After releasing your hand, the cap will
turn slightly to the opposite direction.
n Fuel types
Use unleaded gasoline. (91 Octane rating [Research Octane Number 96] or
higher)
n Fuel tank capacity
Approximately 17.2 gal. (65 L, 14.3 Imp. gal.)
n When the fuel filler door opener is inoperable
The lever can be used to open the fuel filler
door if the fuel filler door cannot be opened
using the inside switch because the battery is
discharged or for any other reason.
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1-5. Refueling
CAUTION
n Refueling the vehicle
Observe the following precautions while refueling the vehicle. Failure to do so, may
result in death or serious injury.
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l Touch the vehicle or some other metal surface to discharge any static electricity.
l Always hold the grips on the fuel tank cap and turn it slowly to remove it.
A whooshing sound may be heard when the fuel tank cap is loosened. Wait until
the sound cannot be heard before fully removing the cap. In hot weather, pressurized fuel may spray out the filler neck and cause injury.
l Do not allow anyone that has not discharged static electricity from their bodies to
come close to an open fuel tank.
l Do not inhale vaporized fuel.
Fuel contains substances that are harmful if inhaled.
l Do not smoke while refueling the vehicle.
Doing so may cause the fuel to ignite and cause a fire.
l Do not return to the vehicle or touch any person or object that is statically
charged.
This may cause static electricity to build up, resulting in a possible ignition hazard.
n When replacing the fuel cap
Do not use anything but a genuine Lexus fuel tank cap designed for your vehicle.
Failure to do so may cause a fire or other incident which may result in death or serious injury.
NOTICE
n Refueling
Do not spill fuel during refueling.
Failing to do so may damage the vehicle, such as causing the exhaust systems to
operate abnormally or damaging fuel system components or the vehicle's painted
surface.
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Sparks resulting from discharging static electricity may cause the fuel vapors to
ignite.
1-6. Anti-theft system
Engine immobilizer system
The vehicle's keys have built-in transponder chips that prevent the engine
from starting if the key has not been previously registered in the vehicle's
on-board computer.
The indicator light flashes after
the engine switch has been
turned OFF to indicate that the
system is operating.
n Conditions that may cause the system to malfunction
l If the grip portion of the key is in contact with a metallic object
l If the key is in close proximity to or touching a key to the security system (key
with a built-in transponder chip) of another vehicle
n Certifications for the engine immobilizer system
For vehicles sold in the U.S.A.
FCC ID: NI4TMIMB-1
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
For vehicles sold in Canada
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
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CAUTION
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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n To prevent damage to the key
Do not modify, remove or disable the engine immobilizer system. If any unauthorized changes or modifications are made, the proper operation of the system cannot be guaranteed.
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NOTICE
1-6. Anti-theft system
Alarm
The system sounds the alarm and flashes the vehicle lights when forcible
entry is detected.
n Triggering of the alarm
The alarm is triggered in the following situations.
l A locked door or trunk is unlocked or opened in any way other
than using the entry function, wireless remote door lock function
or mechanical key with the alarm being set.
l The hood is opened with the alarm being set.
n Setting the alarm system
Close the doors, trunk and
hood, and lock all doors using
the entry function, wireless
remote door lock function or
mechanical key.
The system will beset automatically after 30 seconds.
The indicator light changes from
being on to flashing when the
system is set.
n Deactivating or stopping the alarm
Do one of the following to deactivate or stop the alarm.
l Unlock the doors or trunk using the entry function, wireless
remote door lock function or mechanical key.
l Start the engine. (The alarm will be deactivated or stopped after a
few seconds.)
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n Items to check before locking the vehicle
To prevent unexpected triggering of the alarm and vehicle theft, make sure of the
following.
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l Nobody is in the vehicle.
l The windows and moon roof are closed before the alarm is set.
n Panic mode
When
is pushed for longer than about
one second, an alarm will sound for about 60
seconds and the vehicle lights will flash to
deter any person from trying to break into or
damage your vehicle.
To stop the alarm, push any button on the
wireless remote control.
n Triggering of the alarm
The alarm may be triggered in the following situations.
Stopping the alarm deactivates the system.
l A person inside the vehicle opens a door, the trunk or hood.
l The battery is recharged or replaced when the vehicle is locked.
n When the battery is disconnected
Be sure to deactivate the alarm system.
If the battery is discharged before deactivating the alarm system, the alarm may be
triggered when the battery is reconnected.
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l No valuables or other personal items are left in the vehicle.
1-6. Anti-theft system
Theft prevention labels (U.S.A.)
These labels are attached to the
vehicle to reduce vehicle theft
by facilitating the tracing and
recovery of parts from stolen
vehicles. Do not remove under
penalty of law.
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1-7. Safety information
Correct driving posture
Drive in a good posture as follows:
Sit upright and well back in
the seat. (→P. 26)
Adjust the position of the seat
forward or backward to
ensure the pedals can be
reached
and
easily
depressed to the extent
required. (→P. 26)
Adjust the seatback so that
the controls are easily operable.
Adjust the tilt and telescopic
positions of the steering
wheel downward so the airbag is facing your chest.
(→P. 40, 41)
Lock the head restraint in
place with the center of the
head restraint closest to the
top of your ears. (→P. 33)
Wear the seat belt correctly.
(→P. 34)
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CAUTION
n While driving
l Do not adjust the position of the driver’s seat while driving.
Doing so could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
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CAUTION
n While driving
l Do not place a cushion between the driver or passenger and the seatback.
A cushion may prevent correct posture from being achieved, and reduce the
effectiveness of the seat belt and head restraint, increasing the risk of death or
serious injury to the driver or passenger.
l Do not place anything under the front seats.
Objects placed under the front seats may become jammed in the seat tracks and
stop the seat from locking in place. This may lead to an accident. The adjustment
mechanism may also be damaged.
n Adjusting the seat position:
l Take care when adjusting the seat position to ensure that other passengers are
not injured by the moving seat.
l Do not put your hands under the seat or near the moving parts to avoid injury.
Fingers or hands may become jammed in the seat mechanism.
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1-7. Safety information
SRS airbags
The SRS airbags inflate when the vehicle is subjected to certain types of
severe impacts that may cause significant injury to the occupants. They
work together with the seat belts to help reduce the risk of death or serious
injury.
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Before driving
Front airbags
Driver airbag/front passenger airbag
Can help protect the head and chest of the driver and front passenger from impact with interior components.
Knee airbags
Can help protect the knee of the driver and front passenger.
Side and curtain shield airbags
Side airbags
Can help protect the torso of the front seat occupants.
Curtain shield airbags
Can help protect primarily the head of outside occupants.
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Airbag system components
Knee airbags
Front passenger airbag
Curtain shield airbags
AIRBAG ON and AIRBAG
OFF indicator lights
Side airbags
Side and curtain shield airbag
sensors
Curtain shield airbag sensors
SRS warning light
Driver airbag
Driver's seat belt buckle switch
Driver's seat position sensor
Front passenger’s seat belt
buckle switch
Airbag sensor assembly
Occupant detection system
(ECU and sensors)
Front airbag sensors
Your vehicle is equipped with ADVANCED AIRBAGS designed based
on US motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS208). The airbag system
controls airbag deployment power for the driver and front passenger. The
driver airbag system consists of the driver seat’s position sensor etc. The
front passenger’s airbag system consists of the front passenger occupant
classification sensor etc.
The main SRS airbag system components are shown above. The SRS airbag system is controlled by the airbag sensor assembly. The airbag sensor assembly consists of a safing sensor and an airbag sensor.
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In certain types of severe frontal or side impacts, the SRS airbag system
triggers the airbag inflators. A chemical reaction in the inflators quickly
fills the airbags with non-toxic gas to help restrain the motion of the occupants.
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n SRS warning light
n If the SRS airbags deploy (inflate)
l Bruising and slight abrasions may result from contact with a deploying (inflating)
SRS airbag.
l A loud noise and white powder will be emitted.
l Parts of the airbag module (steering wheel hub, airbag cover and inflator) as
well as the front seats, and parts of the front pillar, rear pillar and roof side rail,
may be hot for several minutes. The airbag itself may also be hot.
l The front windshield may crack.
n Operating conditions (front airbags)
l The SRS front airbags will deploy if the severity of the frontal impact is above the
designed threshold level, comparable to an approximate 15 mph (25 km/h) collision when the vehicle impacts straight into a fixed barrier that does not move
or deform.
However, this threshold velocity will be considerably higher if the vehicle strikes
an object, such as a parked vehicle or sign pole, which can move or deform on
impact, or if the vehicle is involved in an underride collision (e.g. a collision in
which the front of the vehicle "underrides", or goes under, the bed of a truck, etc.).
l It is possible that in some collisions where the forward deceleration of the vehi-
cle is very close to the designed threshold level, the SRS front airbags and the
seat belt pretensioners may not activate together.
l The SRS front passenger airbag will not activate if there is no passenger sitting
in the front passenger seat. However, the front passenger airbag may deploy if
luggage is put in the seat, or the seat belt is fastened, even if the seat is unoccupied. (→P. 72)
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This warning light system monitors the airbag sensor assembly, front airbag sensors,
side and curtain shield airbag sensor assemblies, curtain shield airbag sensor
assemblies, driver's seat position sensor, driver's seat belt buckle switch, seat belt
pretensioner assemblies, inflators, interconnecting wiring and power sources.
(→P. 340)
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n Operating conditions (side and curtain shield airbags)
l The SRS side airbags and curtain shield airbags are designed to inflate when the
passenger compartment is subjected to a severe impact from the side.
l The SRS side airbag on the passenger seat will not activate if there is no passen-
ger sitting in the front passenger seat. However, the side airbag on the passenger seat may deploy if luggage is put in the seat, even if the seat is unoccupied.
(→P. 72)
n Conditions under which the SRS airbags may deploy (inflate), other than a colli-
sion
The SRS front airbags may also deploy if a serious impact occurs to the underside of
your vehicle. Some examples are shown in the illustration.
l Hitting a curb, edge of pavement or hard
surface
l Falling into or jumping over a deep hole
l Landing hard or vehicle falling
n Types of collisions that may not deploy the SRS airbag (front airbags)
The SRS front airbags are generally not designed to inflate if the vehicle is involved
in a side or rear collision, if it rolls over, or if it is involved in a low-speed frontal collision. But, whenever a collision of any type causes sufficient forward deceleration of
the vehicle, deployment of the SRS front airbags may occur.
l Collision from the side
l Collision from the rear
l Vehicle rollover
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n Types of collisions that may not deploy the SRS airbag
(side and curtain shield airbags)
The SRS side airbag and curtain shield airbag system may not activate if the vehicle
is subjected to a collision from the side at certain angles, or a collision to the side of
the vehicle body other than the passenger compartment.
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l Collision from the side to the vehicle body
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other than the passenger compartment
l Collision from the side at an angle
The SRS side airbags and curtain shield airbags are not generally designed to
inflate if the vehicle is involved in a frontal or rear collision, if it rolls over, or if it is
involved in a low-speed side collision.
l Collision from the front
l Collision from the rear
l Vehicle rollover
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n When to contact your Lexus dealer
In the following cases, contact your Lexus dealer as soon as possible. Do not disconnect the battery cables before contacting your Lexus dealer.
l Any of the SRS airbags have been inflated.
l The front of the vehicle is damaged or
deformed, or was involved in an accident
that was not severe enough to cause the
SRS airbags to inflate.
l A portion of the doors is damaged or
deformed, or the vehicle was involved in an
accident that was not severe enough to
cause the SRS side airbags and curtain
shield airbags to inflate.
l The pad section of the steering wheel, front
passenger airbag cover or lower portion of
the instrument panel is scratched, cracked,
or otherwise damaged.
l The surface of the seats with the side air-
bag is scratched, cracked, or otherwise
damaged.
l The portion of the front pillars, rear pillars
or roof side rail garnishes (padding) containing the curtain shield airbags is
scratched, cracked, or otherwise damaged.
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CAUTION
n SRS airbag precautions
Observe the following precautions regarding the airbags.
Failure to do so may cause death or serious injury.
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l The driver and all passengers in the vehicle must wear their seat belts properly.
l The SRS driver airbag deploys with considerable force, and can cause death or
serious injury especially if the driver is very close to the airbag. The National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration ("NHTSA") advises:
Since the risk zone for driver airbag is the first 2 - 3 in. (50 - 75 mm) of inflation,
placing yourself 10 in. (250 mm) from your driver airbag provides you with a
clear margin of safety. This distance is measured from the center of the steering
wheel to your breastbone. If you sit less than 10 in. (250 mm) away now, you can
change your driving position in several ways:
• Move your seat to the rear as far as you can while still reaching the pedals
comfortably.
• Slightly recline the back of the seat.
Although vehicle designs vary, many drivers can achieve the 10 in. (250 mm)
distance, even with the driver seat all the way forward, simply by reclining the
back of the seat somewhat. If reclining the back of your seat makes it hard to
see the road, raise yourself by using a firm, non-slippery cushion, or raise the
seat if your vehicle has that feature.
• If your steering wheel is adjustable, tilt it downward. This points the airbag
toward your chest instead of your head and neck.
The seat should be adjusted as recommended by NHTSA above, while still maintaining control of the foot pedals, steering wheel, and your view of the instrument
panel controls.
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The SRS airbags are supplemental devices to be used with the seat belts.
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CAUTION
n SRS airbag precautions
l If the seat belt extender has been con-
nected to the driver's seat belt buckle but
the seat belt extender has not also been
fastened to the latch plate of the driver's
seat belt, the SRS driver's airbag system
will judge that the driver is wearing the seat
belt even though the seat belt has not been
connected. In this case, the driver's airbag
may not activate correctly in a collision,
resulting in death or serious injury in the
event of collision. Be sure to wear the seat
belt with the seat belt extender.
l The SRS front passenger airbag also deploys with considerable force, and can
cause death or serious injury especially if the front passenger is very close to the
airbag. The front passenger seat should be as far from the airbag as possible with
the seatback adjusted, so the front passenger sits upright.
l Improperly seated and/or restrained infants and children can be killed or seri-
ously injured by a deploying airbag. An infant or child who is too small to use a
seat belt should be properly secured using a child restraint system. Lexus strongly
recommends that all infants and children be placed in the rear seats of the vehicle
and properly restrained. The rear seats are the safest for infants and children.
(→P. 77)
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CAUTION
n SRS airbag precautions
l Do not sit on the edge of the seat or lean
against the dashboard.
front passenger while the vehicle is moving.
l Do not drive the vehicle while the driver or
passenger have items resting on their
knees.
l Do not lean against the door, the roof side
rail or the front, side and rear pillars.
l Do not allow anyone to kneel on the pas-
senger seat toward the door or put their
head or hands outside the vehicle.
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l Do not allow a child to sit on the knees of a
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CAUTION
n SRS airbag precautions
l Do not attach anything to or lean anything
against areas such as the dashboard, steering wheel pad or lower portion of the
instrument panel.
These items can become projectiles when
SRS driver, front passenger and knee airbags deploy.
l Do not attach anything to areas such as the
door, windshield glass, side door glass,
front and rear pillars, roof side rail or assist
grip.
l Do not hang coat hangers or other hard
objects on the coat hooks. All of these
items could become projectiles and seriously injure or kill you, should the SRS curtain shield airbag deploy.
l If the vinyl cover is put on the area where the SRS knee airbag will deploys, be
sure to remove it.
l Do not use seat accessories which cover the parts where the SRS side airbags
inflate as they may interfere with inflation of the airbags.
l Do not strike or apply significant levels of force to the area of the SRS airbag
components shown on P. 62.
Doing so can cause the SRS airbags to malfunction.
l Do not touch any of the component parts immediately after the SRS airbags have
deployed (inflated) as they may be hot.
l If breathing becomes difficult after the SRS airbag has deployed, open a door or
window to allow fresh air in, or leave the vehicle if it is safe to do so. Wash off any
residue as soon as possible to prevent skin irritation.
l If the areas where the SRS airbags are stored, such as the steering wheel pad and
front pillar garnish, are damaged or cracked, have them replaced by your Lexus
dealer.
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CAUTION
n Modification and disposal of SRS airbag system components
l Installation, removal, disassembly and repair of the SRS airbags
l Repairs, modifications, removal or replacement of the steering wheel, instrument
panel, dashboard, seats or seat upholstery, front, side and rear pillars or roof side
rails
l Repairs or modifications of the front fender, front bumper, or side of the occupant
compartment
l Installation of snow plows, winches, etc. to the front grille (bull bars, kangaroo bar
etc.)
l Modifications to the vehicle's suspension system
l Installation of electronic devices such as mobile two-way radios or CD players
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Do not dispose of your vehicle or perform any of the following modifications without consulting your Lexus dealer.
The SRS airbag may malfunction or deploy (inflate) accidentally, causing death or
serious injury.
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Front passenger occupant classification system
Your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger occupant classification system. This system detects the conditions of the front passenger seat and
activates or deactivates the devices for front passenger.
With navigation system
Without navigation system
SRS warning light
AIRBAG OFF indicator light
AIRBAG ON indicator light
Front passenger’s seat belt reminder light
Condition and operation in the front passenger occupant classification system
n Adult*1
Indicator/
warning light
Devices
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AIRBAG ON and AIRBAG OFF indicator lights AIRBAG ON
SRS warning light
Off
Front passenger’s seat belt reminder light
Flashing*2
Front passenger airbag
Side airbag on the front
passenger seat
Activated
Curtain shield airbag in the front passenger side
Front passenger knee airbag
Front passenger’s seat belt pretensioner
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n Child *3 or child restraint system*4
Indicator/
warning light
n Unoccupied
Indicator/
warning light
Devices
AIRBAG ON and AIRBAG OFF indicator lights Not illuminated
SRS warning light
Off
Front passenger’s seat belt reminder light
Front passenger airbag
Deactivated
Side airbag on the front
passenger seat
Curtain shield airbag in the front passenger side
Activated
Front passenger knee airbag
Deactivated
Front passenger’s seat belt pretensioner
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Devices
AIRBAG ON and AIRBAG OFF indicator lights AIRBAG OFF
SRS warning light
Off *5
Front passenger’s seat belt reminder light
Flashing*2
Front passenger airbag
Deactivated
Side airbag on the front
passenger seat
Curtain shield airbag in the front passenger side
Activated
Front passenger knee airbag
Deactivated
Front passenger’s seat belt pretensioner
Activated
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n There is a malfunction in the system
Indicator/
warning light
Devices
AIRBAG ON and AIRBAG OFF indicator lights AIRBAG OFF
SRS warning light
On
Front passenger’s seat belt reminder light
Off
Front passenger airbag
Deactivated
Side airbag on the front
passenger seat
Curtain shield airbag in the front passenger side
Activated
Front passenger knee airbag
Deactivated
Front passenger’s seat belt pretensioner
Activated
*1: The system judges a person of adult size as an adult. When a smaller
adult sits in the front passenger seat, the system may recognize him/
her as a child depending on his/her physique and posture.
*2: In the event the front passenger does not wear a seat belt.
*3: When a larger child who has outgrown a child restraint system sits in
the front passenger seat, the system may recognize him/her as an
adult depending on his/her physique or posture.
*4: Never install a rear-facing child restraint system on the front passenger seat. A forward-facing child restraint system should only be
installed on the front passenger seat when it is unavoidable. (→P. 77)
*5: In case indicator is not illuminated, consult this manual as for installing
the child restraint system properly. (→P. 80)
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CAUTION
n Front passenger occupant classification system precautions
Observe the following precautions regarding front passenger occupant classification system.
Failure to do so may cause death or serious injury.
l Make sure the front passenger’s seat belt tab has not been left inserted into the
buckle before someone sits in the front passenger seat.
l Make sure the AIRBAG OFF indicator light is not illuminated when using the seat
belt extender for the front passenger seat. If the AIRBAG OFF indicator light is
illuminated, disconnect the extender tongue from the seat belt buckle, then
reconnect the seat belt. Reconnect the seat belt extender after making sure the
AIRBAG ON indicator light is illuminated. If you use the seat belt extender while
the AIRBAG OFF indicator light is illuminated, the front passenger airbag, side
airbag on the front passenger side and front passenger knee airbag may not activate correctly, which could cause death or serious injury in the event of collision.
l Do not put weight on the front passenger seat by putting your hands or feet on
the front passenger seat seatback from the rear passenger seat.
l Do not let a rear passenger lift the front passenger seat with their feet or press on
the seatback with their legs.
l Do not put objects under the front passenger seat.
l Do not recline the front passenger seatback so far that it touches a rear seat. This
may cause the AIRBAG OFF indicator light to be illuminated, which indicates
that the passenger’s airbags will not deploy in the event of a severe accident. If the
seatback touches the rear seat, return the seatback to a position where it does
not touch the rear seat. Keep the front passenger seatback as upright as possible
when the vehicle is moving. Reclining the seatback excessively may lessen the
effectiveness of the seat belt system.
l If an adult sits in the front passenger seat, the AIRBAG ON indicator light is illu-
minated. If the AIRBAG OFF indicator is illuminated, ask the passenger to sit up
straight, well back in the seat, feet on the floor, and with the seat belt worn correctly. If the AIRBAG OFF indicator still remain illuminated, either ask the passenger to move to the rear seat, or if that is not possible, move the front passenger
seat fully rearward.
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l Wear the seat belt properly.
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CAUTION
n Front passenger occupant classification system precautions
l When it is unavoidable to install the forward-facing child restraint system on the
front passenger seat, install the child restraint system on the front passenger seat
in the proper order. (→P. 80)
l Do not modify or remove the front seats.
l Do not kick the front passenger seat or subject it to severe impact. Otherwise,
the SRS warning light may come on to indicate a malfunction of the detection system. In this case, contact your Lexus dealer immediately.
l Child restraint systems installed on the rear seat should not contact the front seat-
backs.
l Do not use a seat accessory, such as a cushion or seat cover, that covers the seat
cushion surface.
l Do not modify or replace the upholstery of the front seat.
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Child restraint systems
A child restraint system for a small child or baby must itself be properly
restrained on the seat with the lap portion of the lap/shoulder belt.
The laws of all 50 states of the U.S.A. and Canada now require the use of
child restraint systems.
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Studies have shown that installing a child restraint on a rear seat is much
safer than installing one to the front passenger seat.
l Choose a child restraint system appropriate to the age and size of the
child.
l For installation details, follow the instructions provided with the child
restraint system.
General installation instructions are provided in this manual. (→P. 80)
Types of child restraints
Child restraint systems are classified into the following 3 types according
to the age and size of the child.
Infant seat
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Convertible seat
Booster seat
n When the child restraint system is not in use
Leave the child restraint system properly secured on the seat. Do not store the
restraint loosely on a passenger seat or in the trunk.
n Selecting an appropriate child restraint system
Get an appropriate child restraint system for the child. If a child is too large for a
child restraint system, sit the child on a rear seat and use the vehicle's seat belt.
(→P. 34)
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CAUTION
n Child restraint precautions
l For effective protection in automobile accidents and sudden stops, a child must
l Lexus strongly urges the use of a proper child restraint system that conforms to
the size of the child, installed on the rear seat. According to accident statistics, the
child is safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat.
l Never install a rear-facing child restraint system on the front passenger seat. In
the event of an accident, the force of the rapid inflation of the front passenger airbag can cause death or serious injury to the child if the rear-facing child restraint
system is installed on the front passenger seat.
l A forward-facing child restraint system should allowed to be installed on the front
passenger seat only when it is unavoidable. Always move the seat as far back as
possible, because the front passenger airbag could inflate with considerable
speed and force. Otherwise, the child may be killed or seriously injured.
l Do not use the seat belt extender when installing a child restraint system on the
front or rear passenger seat. If installing a child restraint system with the seat belt
extender connected to the seat belt, the seat belt will not securely hold the child
restraint system, which could cause death or serious injury to the child or other
passengers in the event of collision.
l Do not allow the child to lean his/her head or any part of his/her body against the
door or the area of the seat, front pillar, rear pillar or roof side rail from which the
side airbags or curtain shield airbags deploy even if the child is seated in the child
restraint system. It is dangerous if the side airbags and curtain shield airbags
inflate, and the impact could cause death or serious injury to the child.
l Make sure you have complied with all installation instructions provided by the
child restraint manufacturer and that the system is properly secured. If it is not
secured properly, it may cause death or serious injury to the child in the event of a
sudden stop or accident.
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be properly restrained, using a seat belt or child restraint system depending on
the age and size of the child. Holding a child in your arms is not a substitute for a
child restraint system. In an accident, the child can be crushed against the windshield, or between you and the vehicle's interior.
1-7. Safety information
Installing child restraints
Follow the child restraint system manufacturer's instructions. Firmly
secure child restraints to the outside rear seats using a seat belt or a child
restraint lower anchor belt. Attach the top strap when installing a child
restraint.
Seat belts equipped with a
child restraint locking mechanism (ALR/ELR belts except
driver’s seat belt) (→P. 34)
Child restraint lower anchorages
Lower anchorages are provided for the outside rear seats.
(Buttons displaying the location
of the anchorages are attached
to the seats.)
Anchor bracket
(for top strap)
Anchor brackets are provided
for all rear seats.
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Installing child restraints using a seat belt (child restraint lock function belt)
n Rear facing child seat ⎯ Infant seat/convertible seat
Place the child seat on the rear
STEP 1
seat facing the rear of the vehicle.
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STEP 2
Run the seat belt through the infant
seat and insert the plate into the
buckle. Make sure that the belt is
not twisted.
STEP 3
Fully extend the shoulder belt and
then allow it to retract slightly in
order to activate the ALR lock
mode.
Lock mode allows the seat belt to
retract only.
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STEP 4
While pushing the child seat down
into the rear seat, allow the shoulder belt to retract until the child
seat is securely in place.
After the shoulder belt has
retracted to a point where there is
no slack in the belt, pull the belt to
check that it cannot be extended.
n Forward facing ⎯ Convertible child seat
STEP 1
Place the child seat on the seat
facing the front of the vehicle.
STEP 2
Run the seat belt through the child
seat and insert the plate into the
buckle. Make sure that the belt is
not twisted.
STEP 3
Fully extend the shoulder strap and
then allow it to retract slightly into
the ALR lock mode.
Lock mode allows the seat belt to
retract only.
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STEP 4
While pushing the child seat into
the rear seat, allow the shoulder
belt to retract until the child seat is
securely in place.
n Booster seat
STEP 1
Place the child seat on the seat
facing the front of the vehicle.
STEP 2
Sit the child in the child seat. Fit the
seat belt to the child seat according to the manufacturer's instructions and insert the plate into the
buckle. Make sure that the belt is
not twisted.
Check that the shoulder belt is correctly positioned over the child's
shoulder, and that the lap belt is as
low as possible. (→P. 34)
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After the shoulder belt has
retracted to a point where there is
no slack in the belt, pull the belt to
check that it cannot be extended.
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Removing a child restraint installed with a seat belt
Push the buckle release button
and fully retract the seat belt.
Installation with child restraint lower anchorages
STEP 1
STEP 2
Flip the cover.
Latch the hooks of the
lower straps onto the
anchorages.
If the child restraint has a top
strap, the top strap should be
latched onto the anchorages.
For owners in Canada:
The symbol on a child restraint system indicates the presence of a
lower connector system.
Canada only
Type A
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STEP 1
STEP 2
Flip the cover.
Latch the buckles onto the
anchorages.
For owners in Canada:
The symbol on a child restraint system indicates the presence of a
lower connector system.
Canada only
Type B
Child restraint systems with a top strap
STEP 1
Secure the child restraint using a
seat belt or a lower anchors, and
lock the head restraint in place at
the lowest position.
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If the child restraint has a top
strap, the top strap should be
latched onto the anchorages.
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STEP 2
Open the anchor bracket cover,
latch the hook onto the anchor
bracket and tighten the top strap.
Make sure the top strap is securely
latched.
n Laws and regulations pertaining to anchorages
Anchorages conform to FMVSS225 or CMVSS210.2.
Child restraint systems conforming to FMVSS213 or CMVSS213 specifications
can be used.
This vehicle is designed to confirm to the SAE J1819.
CAUTION
n When installing a booster seat
Do not fully extend the shoulder belt to prevent the belt from going to ALR lock
mode: (→P. 36)
l ALR mode causes the belt to tighten only which could cause injury or discomfort
to the child.
l Do not allow the child to play with the seat belt or the child could be killed or seri-
ous injured.
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CAUTION
n When installing a child restraint system
l If the driver’s seat interferes with the child
restraint system and prevents it from being
attached correctly, attach the child restraint
system to the right-hand rear seat.
l Only put a forward facing or booster child
seat on the front seat when unavoidable.
When installing a forward facing or
booster child restraint on the front passenger seat, move the seat as far back as possible. Failing to do so may result in death or
serious injury if the airbags deploy (inflate).
l When a booster seat is installed, always ensure that the shoulder belt is posi-
tioned across the center of the child's shoulder. The belt should be kept away
from the child's neck, but not so that it could fall off the child's shoulder. Failing to
do so may result in death or serious injury in the event of an accident or sudden
braking.
l Ensure that the belt and tab are securely locked and the seat belt is not twisted.
l Push and pull the child seat in different directions to be sure it is secure.
l Follow all installation instructions provided by the child restraint system manufac-
turer.
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Follow the directions given in the child restraint system installation manual and fix
the child restraint system securely in place.
If the child restraint system is not correctly fixed in place, the child may be injured or
even killed in the event of sudden braking or an accident.
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CAUTION
n Do not use a seat belt extender
If a seat belt extender is used when installing a child restraint system, the seat belt
will not securely hold the child restraint system, which could cause death or serious
injury to the child or other passengers in the event of a collision.
n To correctly attach a child restraint system to the anchorages
When using the lower anchorages, be sure that there are no foreign objects around
the anchorages and that the seat belt is not caught behind the child seat. Make sure
the child restraint system is securely attached, or it may cause death or serious
injury to the child in the event of a sudden stop or accident.
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Driving the vehicle
The following procedures should be observed to ensure safe driving.
n Starting the engine (→P. 98)
n Driving
Automatic transmission
STEP 1 With the brake pedal depressed, shift the shift lever to D.
(→P. 101)
STEP 2 Release the parking brake.
(→P. 108)
Gradually release the brake pedal and gently push the accelerator pedal to accelerate the vehicle.
Manual transmission
STEP 1 With the clutch pedal fully depressed, shift the shift lever into 1.
(→P. 105)
STEP 2 Release the parking brake.
(→P. 108)
STEP 3
Gradually release the clutch pedal. At the same time, gently
depress the accelerator pedal to accelerate the vehicle.
n Stopping
Automatic transmission
STEP 1 With the shift lever in D, push the brake pedal.
STEP 2 If necessary, set the parking brake.
STEP 3
When the vehicle is stopped for an extended period of time, shift the
shift lever to P or N.
(→P. 101)
Manual transmission
STEP 1 With the clutch pedal fully depressed, push the brake pedal.
STEP 2 If necessary, set the parking brake.
When the vehicle is stopped for an extended period of time, shift the
shift lever into N.
(→P. 105)
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n Parking the vehicle
Automatic transmission
STEP 1 With the shift lever in D, push the brake pedal.
STEP 2 Set the parking brake.
(→P. 108)
STEP 3 Shift the shift lever to P.
(→P. 101)
STEP 4 Press the engine switch and stop the engine.
STEP 5 Lock the door, making sure that you have the electronic key on
your person.
Manual transmission
STEP 1 With the clutch pedal fully depressed, push the brake pedal.
STEP 2 Set the parking brake.
(→P. 108)
STEP 3 Shift the shift lever into N.
(→P. 105)
STEP 4 Press the engine switch to stop the engine.
STEP 5 Lock the door, making sure that you have the electronic key on
your person.
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Starting on a steep uphill
Automatic transmission
Firmly set the parking brake and shift the shift lever to D.
Gently depress the accelerator pedal.
STEP 3 Release the parking brake.
Manual transmission
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
With the parking brake firmly set and the clutch pedal fully
depressed, shift the shift lever into 1.
Lightly depress the accelerator pedal at the same time as gradually releasing the clutch pedal.
Release the parking brake.
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n Breaking in your new Lexus
To extend the life of the vehicle, the following precautions are recommended to
observe:
l For the first 186 miles (300 km):
Avoid sudden stops.
l For the first 621 miles (1000 km):
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Do not drive at extremely high speeds.
Avoid sudden acceleration.
Do not drive continuously in the low gears.
Do not drive at a constant speed for extended periods.
n Operating your vehicle in a foreign country
Comply with the relevant vehicle registration laws and confirm the availability of the
correct fuel. (→P. 383)
n Normal characteristics after turning off the engine
Approximately five hours after the engine is turned off, you may hear sound coming
from under the vehicle for several minutes. This is because fuel evaporation leakage
check is performed. It does not indicate a malfunction.
CAUTION
n When starting the vehicle
With automatic transmission vehicles, always keep your foot on the brake pedal
while stopped with the engine running. This prevents the vehicle from creeping.
n When driving the vehicle
l Do not drive if you are unfamiliar with the location of the brake and accelerator
pedals to avoid depressing the wrong pedal.
Accidentally depressing the accelerator pedal instead of the brake pedal will
result in sudden acceleration that may lead to an accident that could result in
death or serious injury.
l Do not drive the vehicle over or stop the vehicle near flammable materials.
l With automatic transmission vehicles, do not let the vehicle roll backwards while
the shift lever is in a driving position, or roll forward while the shift lever is in R.
Doing so may cause the engine to stall or lead to poor brake and steering performance, resulting in an accident or damage to the vehicle.
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CAUTION
l If the smell of exhaust is noticed inside the vehicle, open the windows and check
that the trunk is closed.
Large amounts of exhaust in the vehicle can cause driver drowsiness and eventually, death. Have the cause of the problem inspected immediately.
l Do not under any circumstances shift the shift lever to P, R or N (automatic trans-
mission vehicles) or R (manual transmission vehicles) while the vehicle is moving.
Doing so can cause significant damage to the transmission system and may result
in a loss of vehicle control.
Doing so may cause the engine brake to not operate properly and lead to an
accident.
l Do not turn the engine off while driving.
The brake booster system will not operate properly if the engine is not running.
l Use engine braking (downshift) to maintain a safe speed when driving down a
steep hill.
Using the brakes continuously may cause the brakes to overheat and lose effectiveness. (→P. 102)
l When stopped on an inclined surface, use the brake pedal and parking brake to
prevent the vehicle from rolling backward or forward and causing an accident.
l Be careful when driving on slippery surfaces, as the vehicle may spin or skid when
downshifting, rapidly accelerating, braking or turning.
l Do not adjust the position of the steering wheel, the seat, or the inside or outside
rear view mirrors while driving.
Doing so may result in a loss of vehicle control that can cause accidents that may
result in death or serious injury.
l Always check that all passengers' arms, heads or other parts of their bodies are
not outside the vehicle, as this may result in death or serious injury.
l Do not drive the vehicle off-road.
This is not a AWD vehicle designed for real off-road driving. Proceed with all due
caution if it becomes unavoidable to drive off-road.
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l Do not shift the shift lever to N while the vehicle is moving.
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CAUTION
l Do not drive across river crossings or through other bodies of water.
This may cause electric/electronic components to short circuit, damage the
engine or cause other serious damage to the vehicle.
n When shifting the shift lever
With automatic transmission vehicles, be careful not to shift the shift lever with the
accelerator pedal depressed.
This may lead to unexpected rapid acceleration of the vehicle that may cause an
accident and result in death or serious injury.
n When the vehicle is stopped
l Do not race the engine.
If the vehicle is in any gear other than P (vehicles with an automatic transmission
only) or N the vehicle may accelerate suddenly and unexpectedly, and may cause
an accident.
l Do not leave the vehicle with the engine running for a long time.
If such a situation cannot be avoided, park the vehicle in an open space and
check that exhaust fumes do not enter the vehicle interior.
l With automatic transmission vehicles, always keep a foot on the brake pedal
while the engine is running to prevent an accident caused by the vehicle moving.
n When the vehicle is parked
l Do not leave glasses, cigarette lighters, spray cans, or soft drink cans in the vehi-
cle when it is in the sun.
Doing so may result in the following.
• Gas may leak from a cigarette lighter or spray can, and may lead to a fire.
• The temperature inside the vehicle may cause the plastic lenses and plastic
material of eye glasses to deform or crack.
• Soft drink cans may fracture, causing the contents to spray over the interior of
the vehicle, and may also cause a short circuit in the vehicle's electrical components.
l Always apply the parking brake, shift the shift lever to P (vehicles with an automatic transmission only), stop the engine and lock the vehicle.
Do not leave the vehicle unattended while the engine is running.
l Do not touch the exhaust pipe while the engine is running or immediately after
turning the engine off.
Doing so may cause burns.
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CAUTION
l Do not leave the engine running in an area with snow build up, or where snow is
expected to fall.
Exhaust gases may enter the vehicle and cause gas poisoning.
n When taking a nap in the vehicle
n When braking the vehicle
l When the brakes are wet, drive more cautiously.
Braking distance increases when the brakes are wet, and may cause one side of
the vehicle to brake differently than the other side. Also the parking brake may
not securely hold the vehicle.
l If the power brake assist function does not operate, do not follow other vehicles
closely and avoid downhills or sharp turns that require braking.
In this case, braking is still possible, but it will require more force on the pedal than
usual. Braking distance may also increase.
l Do not pump the brake pedal if the engine stalls.
Each push on the pedal uses up your reserved brake fluid pressure.
l The brake system consists of 2 individual hydraulic systems: if one of the systems
fails, the other will still operate. In this case, the brake pedal should be depressed
more firmly than usual and braking distance becomes longer.
Do not drive your vehicle with only a single brake system. Have your brakes fixed
immediately.
n If the vehicle becomes stuck or bogged (AWD models)
Do not spin the wheels recklessly when any of the tires is up in the air, or stuck in
sand or mud, etc. This may damage the drive system components or propel the
vehicle forward (or in another direction) and cause an accident.
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2
When driving
Always turn the engine off.
Otherwise, you may accidentally move the shift lever or press the accelerator
pedal, which could cause an accident or fire due to abnormal engine overheating.
Additionally, if the vehicle is parked in a poorly ventilated area, exhaust fumes may
enter the vehicle and cause gas poisoning.
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NOTICE
n When driving the vehicle
l With manual transmission vehicles, do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal while
driving.
Doing so may cause clutch trouble.
l With manual transmission vehicles, do not use any gears other than the first gear
when starting off and moving forward.
Doing so may damage the clutch.
l With automatic transmission vehicles, do not use the accelerator pedal or
depress accelerator and brake pedals together to hold the vehicle on a hill.
l With manual transmission vehicles, do not use the clutch to hold the vehicle when
stopping on an uphill grade.
n When parking the vehicle
With automatic transmission vehicles, always put the shift lever in P. Failure to do so
may cause the vehicle to move or the vehicle may accelerate suddenly if the accelerator pedal is accidentally depressed.
n Avoiding damage to vehicle parts
l Do not turn the steering wheel fully in either direction and hold it there for a long
time.
Doing so may damage the power steering motor.
l When driving over bumps in the road, drive as slowly as possible to avoid damag-
ing the wheels, underside of the vehicle, etc.
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NOTICE
n If you hear a squealing or scraping noise (brake pad wear limit indicators)
Have your Lexus dealer check and replace the brake pads as soon as possible.
The rotor damage can result if the pads are not replaced when needed.
Front brake only: Moderate levels of the brake pad and disc wear allow enhanced
front braking power. As a result, the discs may wear more quickly than conventional
brake discs. Therefore, when replacing the brake pads, Lexus recommends that you
also have the thickness of the discs measured.
It is dangerous to drive the vehicle when the wear limits of the brake pads and/or
that of the brake discs are exceeded.
A flat or damaged tire may cause the following situations. Hold the steering wheel
firmly and gradually press the brake pedal to slow down the vehicle.
l It may be difficult to control your vehicle.
l The vehicle will make abnormal sounds.
l The vehicle will behave abnormally.
Replace a flat tire with a new one. (→P. 360)
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n If you get a flat tire while driving
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2-1. Driving procedures
Starting the engine
Modes can be switched by pressing the engine switch when carrying the
electronic key on your person. (The engine can be started in any mode by
operating the switch at the same time as depressing the brake pedal or
clutch pedal.)
n Changing engine switch mode
OFF mode
ACC mode
Some electrical components
such as the audio system can be
used.
IG-ON mode
All electrical components can
be used.
n Starting the engine
Automatic transmission
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
Check that the parking brake is set.
Check that the shift lever is set in P.
Sit in the driver’s seat and firmly depress the brake pedal.
The engine switch indicator turns green.
Press the engine switch.
Manual transmission
STEP 1 Check that the parking brake is set.
STEP 2 Check that the shift lever is set in N.
STEP 3 Firmly depress the clutch pedal.
STEP 4
The engine switch indicator turns green.
STEP 4
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Press the engine switch.
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n If the engine does not start
The engine immobilizer system may not have been deactivated. (→P. 54)
n When the engine switch indicator flashes in amber
The system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus
dealer immediately.
n Auto power OFF function
The engine switch will automatically turn OFF when left in ACC mode for 1 hour or
more.
When driving
n Electronic key battery depletion
2
→P. 10
n When the electronic key battery is discharged
→P. 302
n Conditions affecting operation
→P. 8
n Note for the entry function
→P. 11
CAUTION
n When starting the engine
Always start the engine while sitting in the driver’s seat. Do not press the accelerator while starting the engine under any circumstances.
Doing so may cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.
n Caution when driving
Do not touch the engine switch while driving.
Pressing and holding the engine switch will stop the engine, which may lead to an
unexpected accident.
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NOTICE
n To prevent battery discharge
Do not leave the engine switch in ACC or IG-ON mode for long periods without
the engine running.
n When starting the engine
l Do not race a cold engine.
l If the engine becomes difficult to start or stalls frequently, have the engine
checked immediately.
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Automatic Transmission (if equipped)
Select a shift position appropriate for the driving conditions.
n Shifting the shift lever
While the engine switch
is in IG-ON mode,
depress the brake pedal
and move the shift lever.
2
When driving
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n Shift position uses
Shift position
Function
P
Parking the vehicle or starting the engine
R
Reversing
N
Neutral
D
Normal driving*1
S
S mode driving*2 (→P. 103)
*1: To improve fuel consumption and reduce noises, set the shift lever in the D
position for normal driving.
*2: Selecting shift ranges using S mode restricts the upper limit of the possible
gear ranges, controls engine braking forces, and prevents unnecessary
upshifting.
n Selecting a driving mode
The following patterns can be selected to suit current driving and
operating conditions.
Power mode
For powerful acceleration
and driving in mountainous
regions.
Normal mode
Snow mode
For accelerating and driving
on slippery road surfaces,
such as on snow.
Press SNOW to return to normal mode.
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Changing shift ranges in S mode
Shift the shift lever to the S position and operate the shift lever or shift
paddle switch.
Upshifting
Downshifting
2
n Shift ranges and their functions
Shift range
Function
6
Automatically selecting gears between 1 and 6
according to vehicle speed and driving conditions.
5
Automatically selecting gears between 1 and 5
according to vehicle speed and driving conditions.
4
Automatically selecting gears between 1 and 4
according to vehicle speed and driving conditions.
3
Automatically selecting gears between 1 and 3
according to vehicle speed and driving conditions.
2
Automatically selecting gears between 1 and 2
according to vehicle speed and driving conditions.
1
Setting the gear at 1.
A lower shift range will provide greater engine braking forces than a higher shift
range.
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When driving
The initial shift range in S mode is automatically set to 5 or 4 according to
vehicle speed. However, the initial shift range may be set to 3 or 2 if the
AI-SHIFT has operated while the shift lever was in the D position.
(→P. 104)
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n Gear position display when driving in S mode
The current gear is displayed on the multi-information display. (→P. 121)
n Downshifting restrictions warning buzzer (in the S mode)
To help ensure safety and driving performance, downshifting operation may sometimes be restricted. In some circumstances, downshifting may not be possible even
when the shift lever or shift paddle switch is operated. (The warning buzzer will
sound twice.)
n When driving with the cruise control system or dynamic radar cruise control sys-
tem
The engine brake will not operate in the S mode, even when downshifting to 5 or 4.
(→P. 130, 133)
n SNOW mode automatic deactivation
SNOW mode is automatically deactivated if the engine switch is turned off after
driving in SNOW mode.
n If the shift lever cannot be shifted from P
→P. 367
n If the
indicator does not come on even after shifting the shift lever to S
This may indicate a malfunction in the automatic transmission system. Have the
vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately.
(In this situation, the vehicle will operate as if the shift lever is in D.)
n AI-SHIFT
The AI-SHIFT automatically shifts the gear to the optimal position according to the
driver performance and driving conditions.
The AI-SHIFT automatically operates when the shift lever is in the D position. (Shifting the shift lever to the S position cancels the function.)
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Manual Transmission (if equipped)
n Shifting the shift lever
Fully depress the clutch pedal
before operating the shift lever,
and then release it slowly.
2
When driving
n Shifting the shift lever into R
Shift the shift lever into the R
position while lifting up the ring
section.
Snow mode
The snow mode is used for accelerating and driving on slippery
road surfaces, such as on snow.
Push the switch once more to
return to normal mode.
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n Recommended shifting speed
The following table indicates shifting speeds for optimum fuel economy.
mph (km/h)
Shifting operation
Recommended speed
1
→
←
2
15 (24)
2
→
←
3
25 (40)
3
→
←
4
40 (64)
4
→
←
5
45 (72)
5
→
←
6
50 (80)
n Maximum downshifting speed
Adhere to the downshifting speeds in the following table in order to prevent overrevving the engine.
mph (km/h)
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Shift position
Maximum speed
1
33 (54)
2
56 (90)
3
83 (134)
4
108 (172)
2-1. Driving procedures
Turn signal lever
Left turn
Right turn
Move and hold the lever partway to signal a lane change
The left hand signal will flash
until you release the lever.
Move and hold the lever partway to signal a lane change
2
When driving
The right hand signal will flash
until you release the lever.
n Turn signals can be operated when
The engine switch is in IG-ON mode.
n If the indicators flash faster than usual
Check that a light bulb in the front or rear turn signal lights has not burned out.
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Parking brake
CANADA
U.S.A.
Automatic transmission
Sets the parking brake*
(Depressing the pedal again
releases the parking brake.)
*: Fully
depress the parking
brake pedal with your left
foot while depressing the
brake pedal with your right
foot.
Manual transmission
Sets the parking brake
Fully set the parking brake while
depressing the brake pedal.
CANADA
U.S.A.
Releases the parking
brake
NOTICE
n Before driving
Fully release the parking brake.
Driving the vehicle with the parking brake set will lead to brake components overheating, which may affect braking performance and increase brake wear.
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2-2. Instrument cluster
Gauges and meters
2
When driving
The units used on the speedometer and the tachometer gauge display may
differ depending on the model/type.
The following gauges, meters and display illuminate when the engine
switch is in IG-ON mode.
Speedometer
Displays the vehicle speed.
Multi-information display
→P. 118
Tachometer
Displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute.
Tacho indicator
When the set engine speed is reached while driving, this ring-shaped indicators comes on in yellow. The indicator comes on in red when the engine
speed reaches a dangerous range.
Engine coolant temperature gauge
Displays the engine coolant temperature.
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Odometer and trip meter
l Odometer
Displays the total distance the vehicle has been driven.
l Trip meter
Displays the distance the vehicle has been driven since the meter was last
reset. Trip meters A and B can be used to record and display different distances independently.
Speed indicator
When the set speed is reached while driving, this ring-shaped indicator
comes on in yellow. The indicator comes on in red when the vehicle speed
reaches the dangerous range.
Fuel gauge
Displays the quantity of fuel remaining in the tank.
Odometer/trip meter and trip meter reset button
Switches between odometer and trip meter displays. Pushing and holding
the button will reset the trip meter when the trip meter is being displayed.
Instrument panel light control
The brightness of the instrument panel lights can be adjusted.
Darker
Brighter
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Speed and tacho indicators
n Turning the indicator ON/OFF
STEP 1
Bring up the satellite switch mode
on the multi-information display.
Press the < switch, > switch, or the
ON/OFF button.
2
Select the item whose setting is to
be changed.
Press < or > switch to display the
item whose setting is to be
changed.
STEP 3
Change the settings.
Press ON/OFF button to change
the settings (e.g. ON/OFF).
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2-2. Instrument cluster
n Changing the indicator setting
The satellite switch can be used to change the set speed at which the
yellow speed or tacho indicator ring comes on.
The setting can be made only when the engine switch is in IG-ON
mode and the vehicle is stopped.
STEP 1
Push the < or > switch to select the speed or tacho indicator set mode.
( ) Turn the speed or tacho indicator to OFF and then ON by pushing
the ON/OFF button. ( )
After one second, the mode enters
the indicator setting mode.
The speedometer or tachometer
needle moves to the previously set
speed.
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STEP 2
Pushing and holding the switch changes values at a faster rate.
If the satellite switch is not operated for some time, the multi-information display returns to its previously displayed content.
The yellow indicator is displayed to indicate that the desired speed has
been set.
n Speed indicator display conditions and vehicle speed setting range
Vehicle speed setting range: Approximately 30 to 100 mph
(approximately 50 to 160 km/h)
When the maximum speed is selected, the speed indicator comes on only in red.
n Tacho indicator display conditions and engine speed setting range
Engine rpm setting range: Approximately 2000 to 6500 rpm (r/min)
When the maximum rpms is selected, the tacho indicator comes on only in red.
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2
When driving
Push the < or > switch within 6 seconds of the speedometer or tachometer needle moving to change the setting of the desired speed, then turn
the indicator mode to ON by pushing the ON/OFF button.
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NOTICE
n To prevent damage to the engine and its components
l Do not let the indicator needle of the tachometer enter the red zone, which indi-
cates the maximum engine speed.
l The engine may be overheating if the temperature gauge is in the red zone (H). In
this case, immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place. Check the engine after it
has cooled completely. (→P. 375)
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Indicators and warning lights
The indicator and warning lights on the instrument cluster and center
panel inform the driver of the status of the vehicle’s various systems.
2
When driving
Instrument cluster
The units used on the speedometer and the tachometer gauge display may
differ depending on the model/type.
Center panel
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n Indicators
The indicators inform the driver of the operating state of the vehicle’s various systems.
Turn signal indicator
(→P. 107)
Headlight high beam indicator (→P. 122)
(U.S.A.)
(CANADA)
Headlight indicator
(→P. 122)
(vehicles with
an automatic
transmission)
(vehicles with
a manual
transmission)
(vehicles with
an automatic
transmission)
Tail light indicator
(→P. 122)
Front fog light indicator
(→P. 125)
ECT SNOW indicator
(→P. 102)
ETCS SNOW indicator
(→P. 105)
ECT PWR indicator
(→P. 102)
Cruise control indicator
(→P. 130)
* AFS OFF indicator light
(→P. 123)
(if equipped)
(if equipped)
(vehicles with an automatic transmission)
Shift position and shift range indicators (→P. 101)
Lexus parking assist-sensor indicator (→P. 142)
* Slip indicator (→P. 149)
* VSC OFF indicator
(→P. 150)
* SRS airbag on-off indicator (→P. 72)
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n Warning lights
Warning lights inform the driver of malfunctions in any of the vehicle’s systems. (→P. 339)
*
*
*
(U.S.A.)
*
*
(Canada)
*
(U.S.A.)
*
*
(Canada)
(Canada)
*
*
*
(U.S.A.)
*
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(if equipped)
When driving
*: These lights turn on when the engine switch is turned to IG-ON mode
to indicate that a system check is being performed. They will turn off
after the engine is started, or after a few seconds. There may be a malfunction in a system if a light does not come on, or if the lights do not turn
off. Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer.
CAUTION
n If a safety system warning light does not come on
Should a safety system light such as ABS and the SRS airbag warning light not
come on when you start the engine, this could mean that these systems are not
available to help protect you in an accident, which could result in death or serious
injury. Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately if this occurs.
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2-2. Instrument cluster
Multi-information display
The multi-information display presents the driver with a variety of drivingrelated data, including the current outside air temperature.
l Trip information
(→P. 119)
Displays driving range, fuel consumption and other cruising
related information.
l Satellite switch mode display
(→P. 222)
This switch is used to configure
various function settings.
l Lexus parking assist-sensor
display (if equipped)
Automatically displayed when
using Lexus parking assist-sensor.
l Dynamic radar cruise control display (if equipped)
(→P. 133)
Automatically displayed when
using dynamic radar cruise control.
l Warning messages
(→P. 344)
Automatically displayed when a
malfunction occurs in one of the
vehicle’s systems.
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Trip information
Display items can be switched by
pushing the DISP switch.
2
When driving
Without navigation system
With navigation system
n Outside temperature
Displays the outside air temperature.
The temperature range that can be displayed is from
-40°F (40°C) to 122°F (50°C).
When the temperature drops to 37°F (3°C), the digits of the display will flash for 10 seconds.
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n Driving range
Displays the estimated maximum distance that can
be driven with the quantity of fuel remaining.
This distance is computed based on your average fuel
consumption. As a result, the actual distance that can be
driven may differ from that displayed.
n Average fuel consumption
Displays the average fuel consumption since the
function was reset.
The function can be reset by pushing the DISP switch
for longer than one second when the average fuel consumption is displayed.
n Average fuel consumption after refueling
Displays the average fuel consumption since the
vehicle was last refueled.
n Current fuel consumption
Displays the current rate of fuel consumption.
n Average vehicle speed
Displays the average vehicle speed since the engine
was started or the function was reset.
The function can be reset by pushing the DISP switch
for longer than one second when the average vehicle
speed is displayed.
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n Gear position display
(vehicles with an automatic transmission only)
Indicates the current gear, and the range of gears
that is available when the shift lever is in the S or D
position. the gear range is shown by the number of
dots (•) and the current gear is shown as a number.
The transmission automatically selects the gears
within the driver selected gear range.
n System check display
After switching the engine switch to IG-ON mode, CHECK is displayed while system operation is checked. When the system check is complete, COMPLETED is
displayed before returning to the normal screen.
CAUTION
n The information display at low temperatures
Allow the interior of the vehicle to warm up before using the liquid crystal information display. At extremely low temperatures, the information display monitor may
respond slowly, and display changes may be delayed.
For example, there is a lag between the driver's shifting and the new gear number
appearing on the display. This lag could cause the driver to downshift again, causing
rapid and excessive engine braking and possibly an accident resulting in personal
death or injury.
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2
When driving
In the illustration to the left, a range of 6 available gears
(1 through 6) has been selected by the driver. (The shift
lever is in the D or S position with 6 ranges enabled) It is
possible for the transmission to automatically select
between all 6 of the gears. In this case, the transmission
has selected third gear.
2-3. Operating the lights and windshield wipers
Headlight switch
The headlights can be operated manually or automatically.
U.S.A.
CANADA
The side marker, parking,
tail, license plate and
instrument panel lights
turn on.
The headlights and all
lights listed above turn
on.
The headlights and parking lights turn on and off
automatically.
(When the engine switch
is in IG-ON mode)
Turning on the high beam headlights
With the headlights on, push the
lever forward to turn on the high
beams.
Pull the lever back to the center
position to turn the high beams off.
Pull the lever toward you to turn
on the high beams.
Release to turn them off. You can
flash the high beams with the headlights on or off.
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2-3. Operating the lights and windshield wipers
AFS (vehicles with discharge headlights)
AFS (Adaptive Front Lighting System) improves visibility at intersections
and on curves by automatically adjusting the level of the headlights
according to vehicle speed and the degree of the tire angle that are controlled by steering input.
Operates at speeds of 6 mph (10 km/h) or higher.
n Deactivating AFS
How to switch: →P. 222
indicator turns on when the AFS is deactivated.
When driving
The
2
n Daytime running light system
To make your vehicle more visible to other drivers, the headlights turn on automatically (at a reduced intensity) whenever the engine is started and the parking brake
is released. Daytime running lights are not designed for use at night.
n Headlight control sensor
The sensor may not function properly if an
object is placed on the sensor, or anything
that blocks the sensor is affixed to the windshield.
Doing so interferes with the sensor detecting
the level of ambient light and may cause the
automatic headlight system to malfunction.
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2-3. Operating the lights and windshield wipers
n Automatic light off system
l When the headlights comes on: The headlights and tail lights turn off 30 sec-
onds after a door is opened and closed if the engine switch has been switched
to ACC or turned OFF. (The light turns off immediately if the
button on
the key is pressed after all doors are locked.)
l When only the tail lights come on: The tail lights turn off automatically if the
engine switch is switched to ACC or turned OFF and driver’s door is opened.
To turn the lights on again, switch to IG-ON mode, or turn the light switch OFF
once and then back to the
or
position.
n Automatic headlight leveling system (vehicles with discharge headlights)
The level of the headlights is automatically adjusted according to the number of
passengers and the loading condition of the vehicle to ensure that the headlights do
not interfere with other road users.
n If the
indicator flashes... (vehicles with discharge headlights)
It may indicate a malfunction in the system. Contact your Lexus dealer.
n Customization
Settings (e.g. light sensor sensitivity) can be changed. (→P. 406)
NOTICE
n To prevent battery discharge
Do not leave the lights on longer than necessary when the engine is not running.
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Fog light switch
The fog lights improve visibility in difficult driving conditions, such as in rain
or fog. They can be turned on only when the headlights are on low beam.
To turn the front fog lights off
To turn the front fog lights on
2
When driving
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Windshield wipers and washer
n Intermittent wiper with interval adjuster (if equipped)
Wiper intervals can be adjusted for intermittent operation (when
INT is selected).
Intermittent windshield wiper
interval
adjustment
(increase)
Intermittent windshield wiper
interval
adjustment
(decrease)
Intermittent windshield wiper
operation
Low speed windshield wiper
operation
High speed windshield wiper
operation
Temporary operation
Wash/wipe operation
Wipers operate automatically.
(After operating several times,
the wipers operate one more
time after a short delay to prevent dripping.)
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n Rain-sensing windshield wipers (if equipped)
With AUTO selected, the wipers will operate automatically when
the sensor detects falling rain. The system automatically adjusts
wiper timing in accordance with rain volume and vehicle speed.
Sensor sensitivity (low)
Sensor sensitivity (high)
Rain-sensing wiper operation
Low speed wiper operation
High speed wiper operation
Temporary operation
Wash/wipe operation
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When driving
Wipers operate automatically.
(After operating several times,
the wipers operate one more
time after a short delay to prevent dripping.)
n The windshield wiper and washer can be operated when
The engine switch is in IG-ON mode.
n Effects of vehicle speed on wiper operation
Vehicle speed affects the following even when the wipers are not in AUTO mode.
l Intermittent wiper interval (INT mode)
l Wiper operation when the washer is being used (delay until drip prevention
wiper sweep occurs)
With LO selected, wiper operation will be switched from low speed to intermittent
wiper operation only when the vehicle is stationary.
(However, the mode cannot be switched when the adjustment dial for the intermittent wiper interval is set to the lowest setting.)
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n Rain drop sensor (vehicles equipped with the rain-sensing windshield wipers)
The sensor judges the amount of raindrops.
n If no windshield washer fluid sprays
Check that the washer nozzles are not blocked if there is washer fluid in the windshield washer fluid reservoir.
n Customization
Settings (e.g. drip prevention function) can be changed. (→P. 406)
CAUTION
n Caution regarding the use of windshield wipers in AUTO mode
The windshield wipers may operate unexpectedly if the sensor is touched or the
windshield is subject to vibration in AUTO mode. Take care that your fingers or anything else do not become caught in the windshield wipers.
NOTICE
n When the windshield is dry
Do not use the wipers, as they may damage the windshield.
n When there is no washer fluid spray from the nozzle
Damage to the washer fluid pump may be caused if the lever is pulled toward you
and held continually.
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Headlight cleaner switch (if equipped)
Washer fluid can be sprayed on the headlights.
Press the switch to clean the
headlights.
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When the engine switch is in IG-ON mode and the headlight switch is turned ON.
NOTICE
n When the washer fluid tank is empty
Do not use this function when the washer fluid tank is empty. This may cause the
washer fluid pump to overheat.
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n The headlight cleaner can be operated when
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Cruise control (if equipped)
Use the cruise control to maintain a set speed without using the accelerator.
n Set the vehicle speed
STEP 1
Turn the ON-OFF button ON.
Push the button once more to
deactivate the cruise control.
STEP 2
Accelerate or decelerate to the
desired speed and press the
lever down to set the cruise
control speed.
n Adjusting the speed setting
Increase speed
Decrease speed
Hold the lever until the desired
speed setting is obtained.
Fine adjustment of the set speed
(approximately 1.6 km/h [1.0
mph]) can be made by lightly
pressing the lever up or down
and releasing it.
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n Canceling and resuming regular acceleration
Cancel
Push the lever towards you to
cancel cruise control.
The speed setting is also canceled when the brakes are
applied or the clutch (manual
transmission) is depressed.
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Resume
When driving
To resume cruise control and
return to the set speed, push the
lever up.
n Cruise control can be set when
l The shift lever is in the D or 4,5, or 6 range of S. (vehicles with an automatic
transmission)
l Vehicle speed is between approximately 25 mph (40 km/h) and 125 mph
(200 km/h).
n Accelerating
The vehicle can be accelerated normally.
n Automatic cruise control cancellation
The set speed is automatically cancelled in any of the following situations.
l Actual vehicle speed falls more than 10 mph (16 km/h) below the preset vehicle
speed
At this time, the memorized set speed is not retained.
l Actual vehicle speed is below 25 mph (40km/h)
l VSC is activated
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n If the cruise control indicator light flashes
Turn the ON-OFF button off once, and then reactivate the system.
If the cruise control speed cannot be set or if the cruise control cancels immediately
after being activated, there may be a malfunction in the cruise control system. Have
the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer.
CAUTION
n To avoid operating the cruise control by mistake
Keep the ON-OFF button off when not in use.
n Situations unsuitable for cruise control
Do not use cruise control in any of the following situations.
Doing so may result in control of the vehicle being lost and could cause serious or
fatal accident.
l In heavy traffic
l On roads with sharp bends
l On slippery roads, such as those covered with rain, ice or snow
l On steep hills
l On winding roads
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Dynamic radar cruise control (if equipped)
Dynamic radar cruise control supplements conventional cruise control
with a vehicle-to-vehicle distance control. In the vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode, the vehicle automatically accelerates or decelerates
in order to maintain a set following distance from vehicles ahead.
n Select cruise mode
Selecting vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode
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When driving
Turn the ON-OFF button
ON.
Push the button once more to
deactivate.
Selecting conventional constant speed control mode
Turn the ON-OFF button
ON.
Push the button once more to
deactivate.
Vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode is always reset when
the engine switch is switched to
IG-ON mode.
Switch to constant speed
control mode.
(push and hold for approximately one second)
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n Driving in the selected cruise control mode
Accelerate or decelerate the
vehicle to the desired speed and
press the lever down to set.
n Adjusting the speed setting
Increase speed
Decrease speed
To change the set speed, operate the lever until the desired set
speed is displayed.
move lever in
desired direction and release
increments)
the lever in desired direction.
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n Canceling and resuming the speed setting
Cancel
Push the lever towards you to
cancel cruise control.
The setting is also canceled
when the brakes are applied.
Resume
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When driving
To resume cruise control and
return to the set speed, push the
lever up.
n . Changing the vehicle-to-vehicle distance
Each push of the switch changes
Preceding
the vehicle-to-vehicle distance
vehicle mark
Long
Medium
Short
The vehicle-to-vehicle distance
is automatically set to the long
mode when the engine switch is
switched to IG-ON mode.
A mark will be displayed to indicate the presence of the vehicle
if a vehicle is running ahead of
you.
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Driving in vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode
This mode employs a radar sensor to detect the presence of vehicles
within 328 ft. (100 m) ahead and to judge the distance between your
vehicle and those vehicles.
Note that vehicle-to-vehicle distance will close when traveling on long downhill slopes.
Example of constant speed cruising (when there are no vehicles
ahead): When set to 62 mph (100 km/h)
The vehicle travels at the speed set by the driver. The desired vehicle-to-vehicle distance can also be set by operating the vehicle-to-vehicle distance
switch.
Example of deceleration cruising (when the vehicle ahead is driving
slower than the set speed): When fixed speed cruising is set at 62 mph
(100 km/h) and the vehicle ahead is driving at 50 mph (80 km/h)
When a vehicle is detected running ahead of you, in the same lane, the system automatically decelerates your vehicle. When a greater reduction in
vehicle speed is necessary, the system applies the brakes. A warning tone
warns you on the system cannot decelerate sufficiently to prevent your vehicle from closing on the vehicle ahead.
Example of follow-up cruising (when following a vehicle driving slower
than the set speed): When the speed is set to 62 mph (100 km/h) and
the vehicle ahead is driving at 50 mph (80 km/h)
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The system continues follow-up cruising while adjusting for changes in the
speed of the vehicle ahead in order to maintain the vehicle-to-vehicle distance set by the driver.
Example of acceleration (when there are no longer vehicles driving
slower than the set speed in the lane ahead): When the speed is set to
62 mph (100 km/h) and the vehicle ahead driving at 50 mph (80 km/
h) is out of the lane
When the vehicle ahead of you executes a lane change, the system slowly
accelerates until the set vehicle speed is reached. The system then returns to
fixed speed cruising.
Warning lights, messages and buzzers are used to indicate a system malfunction or
to alert you to the need for caution while driving. (→P. 344)
n The dynamic radar cruise can be set when
l The shift lever is in D or the 4, 5 or 6 range of S.
l Vehicle speed is between approximately 27 mph (43 km/h) and 87 mph (139
km/h).
n Accelerating
The vehicle can be accelerated normally.
n Automatically canceling vehicle-to-vehicle distance control
Vehicle-to-vehicle distance control driving is automatically canceled in the following situations.
l Vehicle speed falls below 25 mph (40 km/h)
l VSC is activated
l The sensor cannot operate correctly because it is covered in some way.*
l The windshield wipers are operating at high speed.*
l The ECT SNOW switch is set to snow mode.*
*: Vehicle-to-vehicle distance control driving must be reset by turning the ON-OFF
button on again.
If vehicle-to-vehicle distance control driving is automatically canceled for any other
reason, there may be a malfunction in the system. Contact your Lexus dealer.
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n Dynamic radar cruise control warning lights, messages and buzzers
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n Automatically cancelling constant speed control
The set speed is automatically canceled in the following situations.
l Actual vehicle speed is more than 10 mph (16 km/h) below the preset vehicle
speed
At this time, the memorized set speed is not retained.
l Vehicle speed falls below 25 mph (40 km/h)
l VSC is activated
n Vehicle-to-vehicle distance settings
Select a distance from the table below. Note that the distances shown correspond
to a vehicle speed of 50 mph (80 km/h). Vehicle-to-vehicle distance increases/
decreases in accordance with vehicle speed.
Distance options
Vehicle-to-vehicle distance
Long
Approximately 164 ft. (50 m)
Medium
Approximately 132 ft. (40 m)
Short
Approximately 100 ft. (30 m)
n Radar sensor and grille cover
Always keep the sensor and grille cover clean to ensure that the vehicle-to-vehicle
distance control operates properly. (Some obstructions, such as snow, ice or plastic
objects, cannot be detected by the obstruction sensor.)
Dynamic radar cruise control is canceled if an obstruction is detected.
Grille cover
Radar sensor
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n Certification
For vehicles sold in U.S.A.
FCC WARNING
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
FCC RF exposure information
This device complies with the FCC RF exposure requirements.
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For vehicles sold in Canada
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation of the device.
CAUTION
n Before using dynamic radar cruise control
Do not overly rely on vehicle-to-vehicle distance control.
Be aware of the set vehicle speed. If automatic deceleration/acceleration is not
appropriate, adjust the vehicle speed, as well as the distance between your vehicle
and vehicles ahead by applying the brakes, etc.
n To avoid inadvertent cruise control activation
Keep the ON-OFF button off when not in use.
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Operation is subject to the following two conditions;
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CAUTION
n Situations unsuitable for dynamic radar cruise control
Do not use dynamic radar cruise control in any of the following situations.
Doing so may result in inappropriate control of speed and could cause serious or
fatal accident.
l In heavy traffic
l On roads with sharp bends
l On winding roads
l On slippery roads, such as those covered with rain, ice or snow.
l Where there are sudden changes between sharp up and down gradients
l At entrances to expressways
l When weather conditions are bad enough that they may prevent the sensors
from functioning correctly (fog, snow, sandstorm, etc.)
l Where buzzer can be heard often
n When the radar sensor may not be correctly detecting the vehicle ahead
Apply the brakes as necessary when any of the following types of vehicles are in
front of you.
As the sensor may not be able to correctly detect these types of vehicles, the proximity alarm (→P. 344) will not be activated, and an accident may result.
l Vehicles that cut in suddenly
l Vehicles traveling at low speeds
l Vehicles that are not moving
l Vehicles with small rear ends (trailers with no load on board etc.)
l Motorcycles traveling in the same lane
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CAUTION
n Conditions under which the vehicle-to-vehicle distance control may not function
correctly
Apply the brakes as necessary in the following conditions as the radar sensor may
not be able to correctly detect vehicles ahead, and an accident may result.
l When water or snow thrown up by the surrounding vehicles hinders the function-
ing of the sensor
l When your vehicle is pointing upwards (caused by a heavy load in the trunk, etc.)
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l When the road curves or when the lanes are narrow
n To ensure the radar sensor functions correctly
Do not do the following to the sensor or grille cover as doing so may cause the sensor not to function correctly and could result in an accident.
l Stick or attach anything to them
l Leave them dirty
l Disassemble, subject them to strong shocks
l Modify or paint them
l Replace them with non-genuine parts
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l When steering wheel operation or your position in the lane is unstable
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Lexus parking assist-sensor (if equipped)
The distance to obstacles measured by the sensors is communicated via
the multi-information display and a buzzer when parallel parking or
maneuvering into a garage. Always check the surrounding area when
using this system.
For vehicles equipped with a navigation system, refer to the separate “Navigation System Owner’s Manual” for further details.
n Types of sensors
Front corner sensors
Rear corner sensors
Back sensors
n Multi-information display (→P. 118)
Front corner sensor operation
Rear corner sensor operation
Back sensor operation
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n Lexus parking assist-sensor switch (→P. 222)
When ON, an indicator is displayed to inform the driver that
the function is operational.
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n Corner sensor operation display and distance to an obstacle
The system operates when the vehicle approaches within approximately 1.6 ft. (50 cm) of an obstacle.
Approximately 1.2 ft. (37.5 cm)
to 1.6 ft. (50 cm) from the obstacle
Approximately 0.8 ft. (25 cm)
to 1.2 ft. (37.5 cm) from the
obstacle
Flashing: Within 0.8 ft. (25 cm)
of the obstacle
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The display and buzzer system
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n Back sensor operation display and distance to an obstacle
The system operates when the vehicle approaches within approximately 4.9 ft. (150 cm) of an obstacle.
Approximately 2.0 ft. (60 cm)
to 4.9 ft. (150 cm) from the
obstacle
Approximately 1.5 ft. (45 cm) to
2.0 ft. (60 cm) from the obstacle
Approximately 1.1 ft. (35 cm) to
1.5 ft. (45 cm) from the obstacle
Flashing: Within 1.1 ft. (35 cm) of
the obstacle
n Buzzer operation and distance to the obstacle
A buzzer sounds when the corner sensors and back sensor are operating.
l The buzzer beeps faster as the vehicle approaches an obstacle. When the
vehicle comes within the following distance of the obstacle, the buzzer
sounds continuously.
• Corner sensors: Approximately 0.8 ft. (25 cm)
• Back sensors: Approximately 1.1 ft. (35 cm)
l When two or more obstacles are detected simultaneously, the buzzer system responds to the nearest obstacle.
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Detection range of the sensors
Approximately 1.6 ft. (50 cm)
Approximately 4.9 ft. (150 cm)
Approximately 1.6 ft. (50 cm)
The diagram shows the detection
range of the sensors. Note that the
sensors cannot detect obstacles
that are extremely close to the
vehicle.
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The range of the sensors may
change depending on the shape of
the object etc.
When driving
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n Sensor detection information
l Certain vehicle conditions and the surrounding environment may affect the
ability of the sensor to correctly detect obstacles. Particular instances where this
may occur are listed below.
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•
•
•
•
•
There is dirt, snow or ice on the sensor.
The sensor is frozen.
The sensor is covered in any way.
The vehicle is leaning considerably to one side.
On an extremely bumpy road, on an incline, on gravel, or on grass.
The vicinity of the vehicle is noisy due to vehicle horns, motorcycle engines,
air brakes of large vehicles, or other loud noises producing ultrasonic waves.
• There is another vehicle equipped with parking assist sensors in the vicinity.
• The sensor is coated with a sheet of spray or heavy rain
• The vehicle is equipped with a fender pole or wireless antenna.
• Towing eyelets are installed.
• The bumper or sensor receives a strong impact.
• The vehicle is approaching a tall or curved curb.
• In harsh sunlight or intense cold weather
In addition to the examples above, there are instances in which, because of their
shapes, signs and other objects may be judged by the sensor to be closer than they
are.
l The shape of the obstacle may prevent the sensor from detecting it. Pay particu-
lar attention to the following obstacles.
•
•
•
•
•
Wires, fences, ropes etc.
Cotton, snow and other materials that absorb radio waves
Sharply-angled objects
Low obstacles
Tall obstacles with upper sections projecting outwards in the direction of your
vehicle
n When the display flashes and a message is displayed
→P. 344
n Certification (Canada only)
This ISM device compiles with Canadian ICES-001.
n Customization
Settings (e.g. buzzer volume) can be changed. (→P. 406)
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CAUTION
n Caution when using the Lexus parking-assist sensor
Observe the following precautions.
Failing to do so may result in the vehicle being unable to be driven safely and possibly cause an accident.
l Do not use the sensor at speeds in excess of 6 mph (10 km/h).
l Do not attach any accessories within the sensor range.
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When driving
NOTICE
n Notes when washing the vehicle
Do not apply intensive bursts of water or steam to the sensor area.
Doing so may result in the sensor malfunctioning.
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Driving assist systems
To help enhance driving safety and performance, the following systems
operate automatically in response to various driving situations. Be aware,
however, that these systems are supplementary and should not be relied
upon too heavily when operating the vehicle.
n ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)
Restrains the vehicle from slipping when driving on slick road surfaces or
in the event of sudden braking.
n BA (Brake Assist)
Generates an increased level of braking force after the brake pedal is
depressed, when the system detects a panic stop situation.
n VSC (Vehicle Stability Control)
Helps the driver to control skidding when swerving suddenly or turning on
slippery road surfaces.
n TRAC (Traction Control)
Maintains drive power and prevents the rear wheels (2WD models) or all
wheels (4WD models) from spinning when starting the vehicle or accelerating on slippery roads.
n Hill-start assist control (vehicles with an automatic transmission)
Prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards when starting on an incline or
slippery slope.
n EPS (Electric Power Steering)
Employs an electric motor to reduce the amount of effort needed to turn
the steering wheel.
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n VDIM (Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management) (IS350)
Provides integrated control of the ABS, BA, TRAC, VSC, hill-start assist
control, and EPS systems.
Maintains vehicle stability when swerving on slippery road surfaces by
controlling the brakes and engine output.
n PCS (Pre-Collision System) (if equipped)
→P. 154
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If the vehicle is in danger of slipping, rolling backwards when
starting on an incline, or if the rear
wheels (2WD) or 4 wheels
(AWD) spin, the slip indicator light
flashes to indicate that the VSC/
TRAC/hill-start assist control systems have been engaged.
A buzzer (intermittent) sounds to
indicate that VSC is operating.
The stop lights and high mounted
stoplight turn on when the hill-start
assist control system is operating.
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When the VSC/TRAC/hill-start assist control systems are operating
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To disable TRAC /VSC
When the TRC/VSC systems are operating, depressing the accelerator
pedal may not increase the engine output and the vehicle may get stuck
in fresh snow or mud. Turning the TRC/VSC systems off may help the
vehicle get out.
n Turning off TRAC
Quickly push and release the button to turn off TRAC.
The slip indicator light should come
on.
Push the button again to turn the
system back on.
n Turning off TRAC and VSC
Push and hold the button for more
than 3 seconds while the vehicle is
stopped to turn off TRAC/VSC.
The slip indicator light and VSC
OFF indicator light should come
on.
Push the button again to turn the
system back on.
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n Automatic TRAC reactivation
If only the TRAC system is turned off, the TRAC system will turn on when vehicle
speed increases.
n Automatic TRAC/VSC reactivation
If the TRAC/VSC systems are turned off, the systems will not turn on even when
vehicle speed increases.
n Sounds and vibrations caused by the ABS, BA, VSC, TRAC and hill-start assist
control systems
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l A sound may be heard from the engine compartment when the engine is
l Any of the following conditions may occur when the above systems are operat-
ing. None of these indicates that a malfunction has occurred.
•
•
•
•
Vibrations may be felt through the vehicle body and steering.
A motor sound may be heard after the vehicle comes to a stop.
The brake pedal may pulsate slightly after the ABS is activated.
The brake pedal may move down slightly after the ABS is activated.
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started or just after the vehicle begins to move. This sound does not indicate that
a malfunction has occurred in any of these systems.
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n Hill-start assist control is operational when
l The shift lever is in the D or S position.
l The brake pedal is not depressed.
n Reduced effectiveness of EPS
The effectiveness of EPS is reduced to prevent the system from overheating when
there is frequent steering input over an extended period of time. The steering wheel
may feel heavy as a result. Should this occur, refrain from excessive steering input or
stop the vehicle and turn the engine OFF. The system should return to normal within
10 minutes.
CAUTION
Any of the following conditions may result in an accident which could cause death or
serious injury:
n The ABS does not operate effectively when
l The limits of tire gripping performance have been exceeded.
l The vehicle hydroplanes while driving at high speed on the wet or slick road.
n Stopping distance when the ABS is operating will exceed that of normal condi-
tions
The ABS is not designed to shorten the vehicle’s stopping distance. Always maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you in the following situations.
l When driving on dirt, gravel or snow-covered roads
l When driving with tire chains
l When driving over bumps in the road
l When driving over roads with potholes or roads with uneven roads
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CAUTION
n TRAC may not operate effectively when
Directional control and power may not be achievable while driving on slippery road
surfaces, even if the TRAC system is operating.
Do not drive the vehicle in conditions where stability and power may be lost.
n If hill-start assist control does not operate effectively
(vehicles with an automatic transmission)
The hill-start assist control may not operate effectively on steep inclines and roads
covered in ice.
Make sure that all tires are of the same size, brand, tread pattern and total load
capacity. In addition, make sure that the tires are inflated to the recommended tire
pressure level.
The ABS and VSC systems will not function correctly if different tires are fitted on
the vehicle.
Contact your Lexus dealer for further information when replacing tires or wheels.
n Handling of tires and suspension
Using tires with any kind of problem or modifying the suspension will affect the driving assist systems, and may cause the system to malfunction.
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n Replacing tires
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PCS (Pre-Collision System) (if equipped)
Safety systems such as the brakes and seat belts are automatically
engaged to lessen impact and injuries to occupants as well as vehicle damage when the radar sensor detects an unavoidable frontal collision.
n Pre-collision seat belts
The seat belts are immediately retracted as the effect of the pretensioner is
increased (→P. 35), to provide even greater constraining force to protect
the driver and passengers. In the event of sudden braking or skidding, the
system will operate even if no obstacle has been detected.
n Pre-collision brake assist
Applies greater braking force in relation to how strongly the brake pedal is
depressed.
Radar sensor
Detects vehicles or other obstacles on or near the road ahead and
determines whether a collision is
imminent based on the position,
speed, and heading of the obstacles.
Grille cover
Radar sensor
n Obstacles not detected
The sensor cannot detect plastic obstacles such as pylons. There may also be occasions when the sensor cannot detect pedestrians, animals, bicycles, motorcycles,
trees, or snowdrifts.
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n The pre-collision system is operational when
l Seat belt (linked to the radar sensor)
• Vehicle speed is above 3 mph (5 km/h).
• The speed at which your vehicle is approaching the obstacle or oncoming
vehicle exceeds 18 to 24 mph (30 to 40 km/h).
• The front occupants are wearing a seat belt.
l Seat belts (linked to brake operation)
• Vehicle speed exceeds 9 mph (15 km/h).
• The system detects sudden braking or skidding.
• The front occupants are wearing a seat belt.
l Brake Assist
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n Conditions that may trigger the system even if there is no danger of collision
l When there is an object by the roadside at the entrance to a curve
l When passing an oncoming vehicle on a curve
l When driving over a narrow iron bridge
l When there is a metal object on the road surface
l When driving on an uneven road surface
l When passing an oncoming vehicle on a left-turn
l When your vehicle rapidly closes on the vehicle in front
When the system is activated in the situations described above there is also a possibility that the seat belts will retract quickly and the brakes will be applied with a force
greater than normal. When the seat belt is locked in the retracted position, stop the
vehicle in a safe place, release the seat belt and refasten.
n When there is a malfunction in the system
Warning lights and/or warning messages will turn on or flash. (→P. 339, P. 344)
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• Vehicle speed is above 18 mph (30 km/h).
• The speed at which your vehicle is approaching the obstacle or the vehicle is
greater than 18 to 24 mph (30 to 40 km/h).
• The brake pedal is depressed.
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CAUTION
n Handling the radar sensor
Observe the following to ensure the pre-collision system can function effectively.
l Keep the sensor and front grille clean at all times.
Clean the sensor and front grille with a soft cloth so you do not mark or damage
them.
l Do not subject the sensor or surrounding area to a strong impact.
If the sensor moves even slightly off position, the system may malfunction. If the
sensor or surrounding area are subject to a strong impact, always have the area
inspected and adjusted by a Lexus dealer.
l Do not disassemble the sensor.
l Do not attach accessories or stickers to the sensor, grille guard or surrounding
area.
n Limitations of the pre-collision system
Do not rely on the pre-collision system. Always drive safely, taking care to observe
your surroundings and checking for any obstacles or other road hazards.
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Cargo and luggage
Take notice of the following information about storage precautions, cargo
capacity and load.
l Stow cargo and luggage in the trunk whenever possible. Be sure
all items are secured in place.
l Be careful to keep the vehicle level. Placing the weight as far forward as possible helps maintain vehicle balance.
l For better fuel economy, do not carry unnecessary weight.
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Capacity and distribution
Cargo capacity depends on the total weight of the occupants.
(Cargo capacity) = (Total load capacity) — (Total weight of occupants)
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit ⎯
(1) Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo
should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.” on your vehicle’s placard.
(2)Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that will
be riding in your vehicle.
(3)Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from
XXX kg or XXX lbs.
(4)The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage
load capacity.
For example, if the “XXX” amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will be
five 150 lb passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo
and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (1400 − 750 (5 × 150) = 650
lbs.)
(5)Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded
on the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo
and luggage load capacity calculated in Step 4.
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(6)If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be
transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this
reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
Lexus does not recommend towing a trailer with your vehicle. Your vehicle is
not designed for trailer towing.
Example on your vehicle
Cargo capacity
Total load capacity
When 2 people with the combined weight of 366 lb. (166 kg) are riding
in your vehicle, which has a total load capacity of 825 lb. (375 kg), the
available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity will be as follows:
825 lb. — 366 lb. = 459 lb. (375 kg —166 kg = 209 kg)
In this condition, if 3 more passengers with the combined weight of 388 lb.
(176 kg) get on, the available cargo and luggage load will be reduced as follows:
459 lb. — 388 lb. = 71 lb. (209 kg — 176 kg = 33 kg)
As shown in the above example, if the number of occupants increases,
the cargo and luggage load equaling the combined weight of the occupants who got on later, by an amount. In other words, if an increase in the
number of occupants causes an excess of the total load capacity (combined weight of occupants plus cargo and luggage load), you must
reduce the cargo and luggage on your vehicle.
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CAUTION
n Storage precautions
l Do not place anything on the package tray behind the rear seatback.
Such items may be thrown about and possibly injure people in the vehicle during
sudden braking or in an accident.
l Do not drive with objects on top of the instrument panel.
They may interfere with the driver’s field of view or move during sharp acceleration or turning, thus impairing the driver’s control of the vehicle. In an accident
they may injure the vehicle occupants.
one during an accident or sudden braking.
n Capacity and distribution
l Do not exceed the maximum axle weight rating or the total vehicle weight rating.
l Even if the total load of occupant's weight and the cargo load is less than the total
load capacity, do not apply the load unevenly. Improper loading may cause deterioration of steering or braking control which may cause death or serious injury.
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l Secure all items in the occupant compartment, as they may shift and injure some-
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Vehicle load limits
Vehicle load limits include total load capacity, seating capacity, towing
capacity and cargo capacity.
n Total load capacity: 825 lb. (375 kg)
Total load capacity means the combined weight of occupants, cargo and
luggage.
n Seating capacity: 5 occupants (Front 2, Rear 3)
Seating capacity means the maximum number of occupants whose estimated average weight is 150 lb. (68 kg) per person.
n Towing capacity
Lexus does not recommend towing a trailer with your vehicle.
n Cargo capacity
Cargo capacity may increase or decrease depending on the weight and
the number of occupants.
n Total load capacity and seating capacity
These details are also described on the tire and loading information label.
(→P. 293)
CAUTION
n Overloading the vehicle
Do not overload the vehicle.
It may not only cause damage to the tires, but also degrade steering and braking
ability, resulting in an accident.
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Winter driving tips
Carry out the necessary preparations and inspections before driving the
vehicle in winter. Always drive the vehicle in a manner appropriate to the
prevailing weather conditions.
n Pre-winter preparations
l Use fluids that are appropriate to the prevailing outside temperatures.
•
•
•
•
Engine oil
Engine coolant
Washer fluid
Have a service technician inspect the level and specific gravity
of battery electrolyte.
l Have the vehicle fitted with four snow tires or purchase a set of
tire chains for the rear tires.
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Ensure that all tires are the specified size and the same brand, and that
chains match the size of the tires.
n Before driving the vehicle
Perform the following according to the driving conditions.
l Do not try to forcibly open a window or move a wiper that is frozen. Pour warm water over the frozen area to melt the ice. Wipe
away the water immediately to prevent it from freezing.
l To ensure proper operation of the climate control system fan,
remove any snow that has accumulated on the air inlet vents in
front of the windshield.
l Remove any ice that has accumulated on the vehicle chassis.
l Periodically check for and remove any excess ice or snow that
may have accumulated in the wheel well or on the brakes.
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n When driving the vehicle
Accelerate the vehicle slowly and drive at a reduced speed suitable to
road conditions.
n When parking the vehicle
Park the vehicle and move the shift lever to P (automatic transmission) or R (manual transmission) without setting the parking brake.
The parking brake may freeze up, preventing it from being released.
Selecting snow chains
Snow chains can be mounted on 16- and 17-inch tires. They cannot be
mounted on 18-inch tires. Use the correct snow chain size when mounting the snow chains. Chain size is regulated for each tire sizes.
Side chain
(0.12 in. [3 mm] in diameter)
Cross chain
(0.16 in. [4 mm] in diameter)
Regulations on the use of snow chains
l Regulations regarding the use of tire chains vary according to location
and type of road. Always check local regulations before installing
chains.
l Install the chains on the rear tires.
l Retighten the chains after driving 1/4 - 1/2 mile (0.5 - 1.0 km).
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n Snow chain installation
Observe the following precautions when installing and removing chains.
l Install and remove tire chains in a safe location.
l Install tire chains on the rear tires only. Do not install tire chains on front tires.
l Install the tire chains on rear tires as tightly as possible. Retighten chains after
driving 1/4 - 1/2 mile (0.5 - 1.0 km).
l Install tire chains following the instructions provided in the accompanying
instructions.
n Driving with snow tires
Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of accidents.
Failing to do so may result in a loss of vehicle control and cause death or serious
injury.
l Use tires of the size specified for your vehicle.
l Maintain the recommended level of air pressure.
l Do not drive in excess of 75 mph (120 km/h), regardless of the type of snow tires
being used.
l Use snow tires on all, not just some wheels.
n Driving with snow chains
Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of accidents.
Failing to do so may result in the vehicle being unable to be driven safely, and may
cause death or serious injury.
l Do not drive in excess of the speed limit specified for the tire chains being used,
or 30 mph (50 km/h), whichever is lower.
l Avoid driving on bumpy road surfaces or over potholes.
l Avoid sudden turns and braking, as use of chains may adversely affect vehicle
handling.
l Slow down sufficiently before entering a curve to ensure that vehicle control is
maintained.
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CAUTION
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NOTICE
n Repairing or replacing snow tires
Request repairs of and obtain replacement snow tires from Lexus dealers or legitimate tire retailers.
This is because the removal and attachment of snow tires affects the operation of
the tire air pressure sensor.
n Fitting tire chains
The tire air pressure sensor may not function correctly when tire chains are fitted.
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Trailer towing
Lexus does not recommend towing a trailer with your vehicle. Lexus also
does not recommend the installation of a tow hitch or the use of a tow hitch
carrier fo a wheelchair, scooter, bicycle, etc. Your Lexus is not designed for
trailer towing or for the use of tow hitch mounted carriers.
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Dinghy towing (vehicles with an automatic transmission)
Your vehicle is not designed to be dinghy towed (with 4 wheels on the
ground) behind a motor home.
NOTICE
n To avoid serious damage to your vehicle
Do not tow your vehicle with four wheels on the ground.
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Dinghy towing (vehicles with a manual transmission)
Your vehicle can be dinghy towed in a forward direction (with 4 wheels on
the ground) behind a motor home.
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When driving
Towing your vehicle with 4 wheels on the ground
To prevent damage to your vehicle, perform the following procedures
before towing.
STEP 1
STEP 2
Shift the shift lever to neutral.
Switch to ACC mode. (→P. 98)
Ensure that the audio system and other powered devices have been
turned OFF.
STEP 3
Release the parking brake.
After towing, leave the engine in idle for at least 3 minutes before driving the vehicle.
n Necessary equipment and accessories
Specialized equipment and accessories are required for dinghy towing. Contact
the service branch of the motor home manufacturer regarding recommended
equipment.
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NOTICE
n Dinghy towing direction
Do not tow the vehicle backwards.
Doing so may cause serious damage.
n To prevent the steering from locking
Ensure the engine switch is in ACC mode.
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Automatic air conditioning system (without navigation system)
Airflow and outlets are automatically adjusted according to the temperature setting.
Owners of models equipped with a navigation system should refer to the
“Navigation System Owner's Manual”.
Fan speed
Fan speed display
Off
Driver’s side temperature
setting display
Automatic mode
Airflow display
Changes the air outlets used
Passenger’s side temperature
setting display
Micro dust and
pollen removal mode
Passenger’s side
temperature control
Driver's side temperature
control
Front windshield defogger
Dual operation switch
Air conditioning ON/OFF switch
Outside air or recirculated mode
Using the automatic mode
STEP 1
Press
.
The air conditioning system will begin to operate. Air outlets
and fan speed are automatically adjusted according to the
temperature setting.
STEP 2
Press
to switch to automatic mode. (IS350 only)
Automatically switches between outside air and recirculated
air modes.
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STEP 3
Press ∧ to increase the temperature and ∨ to decrease the temperature on the
switch.
The temperature for the driver and passenger seats can be set separately.
Adjusting the settings
n Adjusting the temperature setting
Press ∧ to increase the temperature and ∨ to decrease the temperature on the
switch.
switch to separately adjust
the temperature for the passenger and driver sides (dual mode). Press
to return the driver and passenger side temperatures to the same setting (simultaneous mode).
The air conditioning system switches between individual and simultaneous
modes each time
is pressed.
n Adjusting the fan speed
Press ∧ (increase) or ∨ (decrease) on the
Press
button.
to turn the fan off.
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Press ∧ (increase) or ∨ (decrease) on the
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n Changing the air outlets
Press
.
The air outlets switch each time the
button is pressed.
*
*
*
*
Air flows to the upper body.
Air flows to the upper body and
feet.
Air flows to the feet.
Air flows to the feet and the
front windshield defogger operates.
*: Only in the automatic mode
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n Switching between outside air and recirculated air modes
IS250
Press
.
The mode switches between
(recycles air inside the vehicle) and
(introduces air from outside the vehicle) modes each time the button is pressed.
IS350
Press
.
The mode switches among
(recycles air inside the vehicle), AUTO
and
(introduces air from outside the vehicle) modes each time the
button is pressed.
When the system is switched to automatic mode, the air conditioning
system operates automatically.
Defogging
The air conditioning system control
operates automatically.
Recirculated air mode may automatically switch to
(outside
air) mode.
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Defogging the front windshield
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Micro dust and pollen filter
Press
.
Outside air mode switches to
(recirculated air) mode. Pollen is removed from the air and the
air flows to the upper part of the
body.
To stop the operation, press
again.
Adjusting the sensitivity of the air intake control in automatic mode (IS350 only)
STEP 1
STEP 2
Press
onds.
for 2 or more sec-
Press ∧ (increase) or ∨ (decrease)
on the
switch.
From —3 (low) to 3 (high) can be
set.
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Adjusting the position of and opening and closing the air outlets
Center outlets
Direct air flow to the left or right,
up or down
Turn the knob up to open the
vent and down to close the vent
Rear outlets
Direct air flow to the left or right,
up or down
Turn the knob fully to the outside
of the vehicle to close the vent
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Front outlets (right and left side)
Direct air flow to the left or right,
up or down
Turn the knob right to open the
vent and left to close the vent
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n Using the automatic mode
Fan speed is adjusted automatically in accordance with the temperature setting and
ambient conditions. As a result, the following may occur.
l The system may switch automatically to recirculated mode when the coolest
temperature setting is selected in summer.
l Immediately after the switch is pressed, the fan may stop for a while until warm
or cool air is ready to flow.
l Cool air may flow to the area around the upper body when the heater is on.
n Using the system in recirculated air mode
The windows will fog up more easily if the recirculated air mode is used for an
extended period.
n Window defogger feature
Recirculated air mode may automatically switch to
ations where the windows need to be defogged.
(outside air) mode in situ-
n Outside air temperature approaches 32°F (0°C).
The air conditioning system may not operate even when
n When the indicator light on
is pressed.
flashes
and turn off the air conditioning system before turning it on once
Press
more. There may be a problem in the air conditioning system if the indicator light
continues to flash. Turn the air conditioning system off and have it inspected by your
Lexus dealer.
n Automatic mode for air intake control (IS350 only)
In automatic mode, the system detects exhaust gas and other pollutants and automatically switches between outside air and recirculated air modes.
n Micro dust and pollen removal mode
l When the outside air is cold, the following may occur.
• Outside air mode does not switch to
.
• The air conditioning system operates automatically.
• The operation cancels after 1 minute.
l In rainy weather, the windows may fog up. Press
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CAUTION
n To prevent the windshield from fogging up
Do not use
during cool air operation in extremely humid weather. The difference between the temperature of the outside air and that of the windshield can
cause the outer surface of the windshield to fog up, blocking your vision.
NOTICE
n To prevent battery discharge
Do not leave the automatic air conditioning system on longer than necessary when
the engine is stopped.
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Rear window and outside rear view mirror defoggers
These features are used to defog the rear window, and to remove raindrops, dew and frost from the outside rear view mirrors.
ON/OFF
The defoggers will automatically
turn off after approximately 15
minutes.
CAUTION
n When the outside rear view mirror defoggers are on
Do not touch the outside surface of the rear view mirror, as it can become very hot
and burn you.
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Audio system type (without navigation system)
Owners of models equipped with a navigation system should refer to the
“Navigation System Owner's Manual”.
CD player with changer and AM/FM radio
Type A
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Type B
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Title
Page
Using the radio
P. 182
Using the CD player
P. 189
Playing back MP3 and WMA discs
P. 195
Optimal use of the audio system
P. 203
Using the external audio input port
P. 206
Using the steering wheel switches
P. 207
n Using cellular phones
Interference may be heard through the audio system’s speakers if a cellular phone is
being used inside or close to the vehicle while the audio system is operating.
CAUTION
n For vehicles sold in U.S.A. and Canada
l Part 15 of the FCC Rules
FCC Warning:
Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment will void the user’s
authority to operate this device.
l Laser products
• Do not take this unit apart or attempt to make any changes yourself.
This is an intricate unit that uses a laser pickup to retrieve information from the
surface of compact discs. The laser is carefully shielded so that its rays remain
inside the cabinet. Therefore, never try to disassemble the player or alter any
of its parts since you may be exposed to laser rays and dangerous voltages.
• This product utilizes a laser.
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than
those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
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NOTICE
n To prevent battery discharge
Do not leave the audio system on longer than necessary with the engine off.
n To avoid damaging the audio system
Take care not to spill drinks or other fluids over the audio system.
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Using the radio
Seeking any traffic
program station
Station
selector
Displays radio text messages
Adjusting the frequency
(AM, FM mode) or
channel (SAT mode)
Changing the program types
Power Volume
Seeking the
frequency
AM⋅SAT/FM
mode buttons
Scans for receivable stations
Setting station presets (excluding XM satellite radio)
STEP 1
Search for desired stations by turning the
∧ or ∨ on
STEP 2
dial or pressing
.
Press and hold the button (from
be set to, and you hear a beep.
to
) the station is to
Scanning radio stations (excluding XM satellite radio)
n Scanning the preset radio stations
STEP 1
Press and hold
until you hear a beep.
Preset stations will be played for 5 seconds each.
STEP 2
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When the desired station is reached, press the button once again.
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n Scanning all radio stations within range
STEP 1 Press
.
All stations with reception will be played for 5 seconds each.
STEP 2
When the desired station is reached, press the button once again.
RDS (Radio Data System)
This feature allows your radio to receive station identification information
and program information (classical, jazz, etc.) from radio stations which
broadcast this information.
n Receiving RDS broadcasts
STEP 1
Press ∧ or ∨ on the
3
button during FM reception.
Interior features
The type of program changes each time the button is pressed.
l ROCK
l EASYLIS (Easy listening)
l CLS/JAZZ (Classical music and Jazz)
l R & B (Rhythm and Blues)
l INFORM (Information)
l RELIGION
l MISC (Miscellaneous)
l ALERT (Emergency messages)
If the system receives no RDS stations, NO PTY appears on the display.
STEP 1
Press
, or ∧ or ∨ on
.
The radio seeks or scans the station by the relevant program type.
n Displaying radio station names
Press
.
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n Displaying radio text messages
twice.
Press
If MSG shows in the display, a text message will be displayed.
If the text continues past the end of the display,
hold
until you hear a beep.
is displayed. Press and
XM satellite radio (if equipped)
n Receiving XM satellite radio
STEP 1
Press and hold
until SAT shows in the display.
The display changes as follows each time the switch is pressed.
AM → SAT1 → SAT2 → SAT3
STEP 2
Turn the
dial to select the desired channel in the all catego-
ries or press ∧ or ∨ on
to select the desired channel in the
current category.
n Setting XM satellite radio channel presets
Select the desired channel. Press the button the channel is to be set to
(from
to
), and you hear a beep.
n Changing the channel category
Press ∧ or ∨ on the
switch.
n Scanning XM satellite radio channels
l Scanning channels in the current category
STEP 1
STEP 2
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Press
.
When the desired channel is reached, press the switch
again.
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l Scanning preset channels
Press and hold
until you hear a beep.
STEP 2 When the desired channel is reached, press the switch
again.
n Displaying text information
.
Press
STEP 1
The display will show up to 10 characters.
The display changes as follows each time the button is pressed.
l CH NAME
l TITLE (SONG/PROGRAM TITLE)
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l NAME (ARTIST NAME/FEATURE)
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l CH NUMBER
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n When the battery is disconnected
Stations presets are erased.
n Reception sensitivity
l Maintaining perfect radio reception at all times is difficult due to the continually
changing position of the antenna, differences in signal strength and surrounding
objects, such as trains, transmitters, etc.
l The radio antenna is mounted inside the rear window. To maintain clear radio
reception, do not attach metallic window tinting or other metallic objects to the
antenna wire mounted inside the rear window.
n XM satellite radio
The optional Lexus genuine satellite radio tuner and antenna allows you to receive
and play XM satellite radio broadcasts. (Subscription is required. Not available in
Hawaii and Alaska.)*
l XM subscriptions
For detailed information about XM satellite radio or to subscribe, visit XM on
the web at www.xmradio.com or call (800) 967-2346.
l Radio ID
You will need the radio ID when activating XM service or reporting a problem.
Select "CH000" using
, and the receiver's 8-character ID number will
appear.
l Satellite tuner
The tuner supports only Audio Services (Music and Talk) and the accompanying Text Information of XM satellite radio.
*: Terms and services provided by XM Radio are subject to change without notice.
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n If the satellite radio does not operate normally
If a problem occurs with the XM tuner, a message will appear on the display. Refer
to the table below to identify the problem, and take the suggested corrective action.
ANTENNA
The XM antenna is not connected. Check whether the
XM antenna cable is attached securely.
There is a short-circuit in the antenna or the surrounding antenna cable. See a Lexus certified dealer.
You have not subscribed to the XM satellite radio. The
radio is being updated with the latest encryption code.
Contact the XM satellite radio for subscription information. When a contract is canceled, you can choose
the "CH000" and all free-to-air channels.
NO SIGNAL
LOADING
The premium channel you selected is not authorized.
Wait for about 2 seconds until the radio returns to the
previous channel or "CH001". If it does not change
automatically, select another channel. If you want to listen to the premium channel, contact the XM satellite
radio.
The XM signal is too weak at the current location. Wait
until your vehicle reaches a location with a stronger
signal.
The unit is acquiring audio or program information.
Wait until the unit has received the information.
OFF AIR
The channel you selected is not broadcasting any programming. Select another channel.
-----
There is no song/program title or artist name/feature
associated with the channel at that time. No action
needed.
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---
The channel you selected is no longer available. Wait
for about 2 seconds until the radio returns to the previous channel or "CH001". If it does not change automatically, select another channel.
Contact the XM Listener Care Center at (800) 967-2346 during the following
hours*.
Monday - Saturday: 6 a.m. - 2 a.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (ET)
*: Subject to change without notice.
n Certifications for the radio tuner
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by trying one or more of the following:
l Reorienting or relocate the receiving antenna.
l Increasing the separation between the equipment and receiver.
l Connecting the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
l Consulting the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Using the CD player
Repeat play
Displays text
message
Random playback
Power Volume
3
Track selection
Search playback
Selecting a CD
Interior features
CD eject Playback
CD insert
Loading CDs
n Loading a CD
STEP 1 Push
.
WAIT is shown on the display.
STEP 2
Insert a CD when the indicator on the slot turns from amber to
green.
The display changes from WAIT to LOAD.
n Loading multiple CDs
STEP 1 Press and hold
until you hear a beep.
WAIT is shown on the display.
STEP 2
Insert a CD when the indicator on the slot turns from amber to
green.
The display changes from WAIT to LOAD.
The indicator on the slot turns to amber when the CD is inserted.
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STEP 3
Insert the next CD when the indicator on the slot turns from
amber to green again.
Repeat the procedure for the remaining CDs.
To stop the operation, press
.
Ejecting CDs
n Ejecting a CD
To select the CD to be ejected,
STEP 1
press ∧ or ∨ on
.
The number of the CD selected is
shown on the display.
Press
and remove the CD.
n Ejecting all the CDs
until you hear a beep, and then remove the CDs.
Press and hold
STEP 2
Selecting, fast-forwarding, and scanning tracks
n Selecting a track
Press ∧ to move up and ∨ to move down using
until the desired
track number is displayed.
To fast forward or rewind, press and hold ∧ or ∨ on
.
n Scanning a CD
STEP 1 Press
.
The first ten seconds of each track will be played.
STEP 2
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Press the switch again when the desired track is reached.
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Selecting a CD
n To select a CD to play
To select the desired CD, press ∧ or ∨ on
n To scan loaded CDs
STEP 1 Press and hold
.
until you hear a beep.
The first ten seconds of the first track on each CD will be played.
STEP 2
Press the switch again when the desired CD is reached.
Random playback
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n Current CD
Press
(RAND).
Songs are played in random order until random playback is canceled.
n All CDs
Press and hold
(RAND) until you hear a beep.
Tracks on all loaded CDs are played in a random order until the button is
pressed once more.
Switching the display
Press
.
Each time the switch is pressed, the display changes in the order of Track no./
Elapsed time → CD title → Track name.
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n Canceling random, repeat and scan playback
Press
(RAND),
(RPT), or
again.
n When LOAD, ERROR or WAIT is shown on the display
LOAD: This indicates that the CD player has completed loading the CD.
ERROR: Make sure the label of the displayed disc is facing up, and then reinsert it
in the player.
WAIT:
Operation is stopped due to a high temperature inside the player. Wait for
a while and then press
. Contact your Lexus dealer if the CD still
cannot be played back.
n Discs that can be used
Discs with the marks shown below can be used.
Playback may not be possible depending on recording format or disc features, or
due to scratches, dirt or deterioration.
n CD player protection feature
To protect the internal components, playback is automatically stopped when a
problem is detected.
n If CDs are left inside the CD player or in the ejected position for extended peri-
ods
CDs may be damaged and may not play properly.
n Lens cleaners
Do not use lens cleaners. Doing so may damage the CD player.
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NOTICE
n CDs and adapters that cannot be used
Do not use the following types of CDs or 3 in. (8 cm) CD adapters.
Doing so may damage the CD player and/or the CD insert/eject function.
l CDs that have a diameter that is not 4.7 in.
(12 cm).
3
l Low-quality and deformed CDs.
recording area.
l CDs that have had tape, stickers or CD-R
labels attached to them, or that have had
the label peeled off.
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l CDs with a transparent or translucent
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NOTICE
n CD player precautions
Failure to follow the precautions below may result in serious damage to the CDs or
the player itself.
l Do not insert anything other than CDs into the CD slot.
l Do not apply oil to the CD player.
l Store CDs away from direct sunlight.
l Never try to disassemble any part of the CD player.
l Do not insert more than one CD at a time.
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Playing back MP3 and WMA discs
Repeat play
Selecting a folder
Random playback
Displays text message
Selecting a file
Power Volume
Selecting a CD
CD insert
Interior features
Selecting
Playback
a file
Search
playback
CD eject
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Loading and ejecting MP3 and WMA discs
Refer to the section entitled “Using the CD player” for details. (→P. 189)
Selecting a folder
n Selecting folders one at a time
Press
(∧) or
(∨) to select the desired folder.
n Selecting the desired folder by cueing the first file of each folder
Press and hold
until you hear a beep. When the desired folder is
reached, press the switch once again.
n Returning to the first folder
Press and hold
(∨) until you hear a beep.
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Selecting and scanning files
n Selecting one file at a time
dial or press ∧ or ∨ on
Turn the
to select the desired file.
n Selecting the desired file by cueing the files in the folder
Press
.
When the desired file is reached, press the switch once again.
File repeat
Press
(RPT).
Folder repeat
Press and hold
(RPT) until you hear a beep.
Random playback
n To play files from a particular folder in random order
Press
(RAND).
n To play all of the files on a disc in random order
Press and hold
(RAND) until you hear a beep.
Switching the display
Press
.
Each time the switch is pressed, the display changes in the order of Folder
no./File no./Elapsed time → Folder name → File name → Album title (MP3
only) → Track title → Artist name.
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n Canceling random, repeat and scan playback
Press
(RAND),
(RPT), or
again.
n When LOAD, ERROR or WAIT is shown on the display.
LOAD: This indicates that the CD player has completed loading the CD.
ERROR: Make sure the label of the displayed disc is facing up, and then reinsert it
in the player.
WAIT:
Operation is stopped due to a high temperature inside the player. Wait for
a while and then press
. Contact your Lexus dealer if the CD still
cannot be played back.
NO MUSIC: This indicates that the MP3/WMA file is not included in the CD.
n CD player protection feature
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n If CDs are left inside the CD player or in the ejected position for extended peri-
ods
CDs may be damaged and may not play properly.
n Lens cleaners
Do not use lens cleaners. Doing so may damage the CD player.
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To protect the internal components, playback is automatically stopped when a
problem is detected while the CD player is being used.
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n MP3 and WMA files
MP3 (MPEG Audio LAYER 3) is a standard audio compression format.
Files can be compressed to approximately 1/10 of their original size by using MP3
compression.
WMA (Windows Media TMAudio) is a Microsoft audio compression format.
This format compresses audio data to a size smaller than that of the MP3 format.
There is a limit to the MP3 and WMA file standards and to the media/formats
recorded by them that can be used.
l MP3 file compatibility
• Compatible standards
MP3 (MPEG1 LAYER3, MPEG2 LSF LAYER3)
• Compatible sampling frequencies
MPEG1 LAYER3: 32, 44.1, 48 (kHz)
MPEG2 LSF LAYER3: 16, 22.05, 24 (kHz)
• Compatible bit rates
MPEG1 LAYER3: 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320 (kbps)
• MPEG2 LSF LAYER3: 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 144, 160 (kbps)
* Compatible with VBR
• Compatible channel modes: stereo, joint stereo, dual channel and monaural
l WMA file compatibility
• Compatible standards
WMA Ver. 7, 8, 9
• Compatible sampling frequencies
32, 44.1, 48 (kHz)
• Compatible bit rates
Ver . 7, 8: CBR 48, 64, 80, 96, 128, 160, 192 (kbps)
Ver. 9: CBR 48, 64, 80, 96, 128, 160, 192, 256, 320 (kbps)
*Only compatible with 2-channel playback
l Compatible media
Media that can be used for MP3 and WMA playback are CD-Rs and CD-RWs.
Playback in some instances may not be possible, depending on the status of the
CD-R or CD-RW. Playback may not be possible or the audio may jump if the disc
is scratched or marked with fingerprints.
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l Compatible disc formats
The following disc formats can be used.
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• Disc formats: CD-ROM Mode 1 and Mode 2
CD-ROM XA Mode 2, Form 1 and Form 2
• File formats: ISO9660 level 1, level 2, (Romeo, Joliet)
MP3 and WMA files written in any format other than those listed above may
not play correctly, and their file names and folder names may not be displayed correctly.
Items related to standards and limitations are as follows.
• Maximum directory hierarchy: 8 levels
• Maximum length of folder names/file names: 32 characters
• Maximum number of folders: 192 (including the root)
• Maximum number of files per disc: 255
l File names
The only files that can be recognized as MP3/WMA and played are those with
the extension .mp3 or .wma.
l Multi-sessions
As the audio system is compatible with multi-sessions, it is possible to play discs
that contain MP3 and WMA files. However, only the first session can be played.
l ID3 and WMA tags
ID3 tags can be added to MP3 files, making it possible to record the track title
and artist name, etc.
The system is compatible with ID3 Ver. 1.0, 1.1, and Ver. 2.2, 2.3 ID3 tags. (The
number of characters is based on ID3 Ver. 1.0 and 1.1.)
WMA tags can be added to WMA files, making it possible to record the track
title and artist name in the same way as with ID3 tags.
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l MP3 and WMA playback
When a disc containing MP3 or WMA files is inserted, all files on the disc are first
checked. Once the file check is finished, the first MP3 or WMA file is played. To
make the file check finish more quickly, we recommend you do not write in any
files other than MP3 or WMA files or create any unnecessary folders.
Discs that contain a mixture of music data and MP3 or WMA format data cannot
be played.
l Extensions
If the file extensions .mp3 and .wma are used for files other than MP3 and WMA
files, they will be mistakenly recognized and played as MP3 and WMA files. This
may result in large amounts of interference and damage to the speakers.
l Playback
• To play MP3 file with steady sound quality, we recommend a fixed bit rate of
128 kbps and a sampling frequency of 44.1 kHz.
• CD-R or CD-RW playback may not be possible in some instances, depending on the characteristics of the disc.
• There is a wide variety of freeware and other encoding software for MP3
and WMA files on the market, and depending on the status of the encoding
and the file format, poor sound quality or noise at the start of playback may
result. In some cases, playback may not be possible at all.
• When files other than MP3 or WMA files are recorded on a disc, it may take
more time to recognize the disc and in some cases, playback may not be
possible at all.
• Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Media are the registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the U.S.A. and other countries.
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NOTICE
n CDs and adapters that cannot be used
Do not use the following types of CDs or 3 in. (8 cm) CD adapters.
Doing so may damage the CD player and render the CD insert/eject function
unusable.
l CDs that have a diameter that is not 4.7 in.
(12 cm).
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l Low-quality and deformed CDs.
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l CDs with a transparent or translucent
recording area.
l CDs that have had tape, stickers or CD-R
labels attached to them, or that have had
the label peeled off.
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NOTICE
n CD player precautions
Failure to follow the precautions below may result in damage to the CDs or the
player itself.
l Do not insert anything other than CDs into the CD slot.
l Do not apply oil to the CD player.
l Store CDs away from direct sunlight.
l Never try to disassemble any part of the CD player.
l Do not insert more than one CD at a time.
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Optimal use of the audio system
Type A
Adjusting the sound quality
Adjusting the ASL
Changing the listening position
Changing the sound quality modes
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Type B
Adjusting the sound quality
Adjusting the ASL
Changing the sound quality modes
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Adjusting the Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL)
Press
.
The ASL switches between ON and OFF modes each time the switch is
pressed.
ASL automatically adjusts the volume and tone quality according to the noise
level as you drive your vehicle.
Changing the listening position (type A only)
The sound feel setting can be changed to produce the best sound for
each listening position.
(position selector) to change the setting.
Press
The display changes as follows each time the button is pressed.
Display
Listening position
DRIVER
Position best suited to the driver’s seat
FRONT
Position best suited to the driver’s and front passenger
seats
REAR
Position best suited to the rear seats
ALL
Position best suited to all seats
Adjusting sound quality and volume balance
n Changing sound quality modes
Press
Pressing the button changes the sound mode in the following order.
BAS→MID→TRE→FAd→BAL→SURROUND (type B only)
n Adjusting sound quality
Press
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or
to adjust the level.
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Sound quality mode
Mode
displayed
Level
Bass*
BAS
-5 to 5
Mid-range*
MID
-5 to 5
Treble*
TRE
-5 to 5
Front/rear
volume
balance
FAd
Left/right
volume
balance
BAL
Surround
(type B only)
SURROUND
Press ∨
Press ∧
Low
High
F7 to R7
Shifts to rear
Shifts to front
L7 to R7
Shifts to left
Shifts to right
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OFF
ON
*: The sound quality level is adjusted individually in each AM⋅FM or CD mode.
n Surround (type B only)
When the surround mode is ON, the matrix 7.1 surround sound system provides a
realistic sound field.
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ON/OFF
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Using the AUX adapter
This adapter can be used to connect a portable audio device and listen to it
through the vehicle’s speakers.
Connect the portable audio
device.
STEP 1
STEP 2
Press
.
n Operating portable audio devices connected to the audio system
The volume can be adjusted using the vehicle's audio controls. All other adjustments must be made on the portable audio device itself.
n When using a portable audio device connected to the power outlet
Noise may occur during playback. Use the power source of the portable audio
device.
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Using the steering wheel audio switches
Some audio features can be controlled using the switches on the steering
wheel.
Power on, select audio
source
Volume
Radio: Select radio stations
CD: Select tracks, files (MP3
and WMA) and discs
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Turning on the power
when the audio system is turned OFF.
The audio system can be turned off by holding the switch down for 1 second
or more.
Changing the audio source
Press
when the audio system is turned ON. The audio source
changes as follows each time the switch is pressed.
FM1→FM2→CD changer→AUX→AM→SAT1→SAT2→SAT3
Adjusting the volume
Press + on
to increase the volume and - to decrease the volume.
Hold down the switch to continue increasing or decreasing the volume.
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Selecting a radio station
STEP 1
Press
to select the radio mode.
STEP 2
Press ∧ or ∨ on the
switch to select a radio station.
To scan for receivable stations, press and hold the switch until you hear
a beep.
Selecting a track/file
STEP 1
Press
to select the CD mode.
STEP 2
Press ∧ or ∨ on the
switch to select the desired track/file.
Selecting a disc in the CD player
STEP 1
Press
to select the CD mode.
STEP 2
Press and hold ∧ or ∨ on
switch until a beep is heard.
CAUTION
n To reduce the risk of an accident
Exercise care when operating the audio switches on the steering wheel.
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Interior lights list
Your Lexus is equipped with the illuminated entry system to assist in entering the vehicle. Owing to the function of the system, the lights shown in the
following illustration automatically turn on/off according to the presence of
the electronic key, whether the doors are locked/unlocked, whether the
doors are opened/closed, and the engine switch mode.
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Front personal lights (→P. 211)
Front interior light (→P. 211)
Front overhead courtesy light
Rear personal lights (→P. 211)
Rear interior light
Rear overhead courtesy light
Shift lever lighting (when engine switch is in ACC or IG-ON mode)
Front foot well lighting
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Front door courtesy lighting
Front scuff lighting (if equipped)
Outer foot lights
Turning the instrument panel light control knob fully to the left disables the
shift lever lighting and front foot well lighting.
n Illuminated entry system
The following interior lights come on automatically when you approach the vehicle
with the electronic key on your person. Note that the illuminated entry system operates only when the interior light switch (door position ON/OFF) is ON.
l Front overhead courtesy light
l Rear overhead courtesy light
l Outer foot light
The following lights turn on when any of the doors is unlocked or opened.
l Front interior light
l Rear interior lights
l Front foot well lighting
l Front door courtesy lighting
l Front scuff lighting
The following lights turn on for approximately 15 seconds when the engine switch is
turned to OFF from the IG-ON or ACC mode. (The lights turn off immediately if
the doors are locked or the engine switch is set to ACC or IG-ON mode.)
l Front overhead courtesy light
l Rear overhead courtesy light
n To prevent the battery from being discharged
If the overhead courtesy lights and interior lights remain ON when the door is not
fully closed and the interior light switch (door position ON/OFF) is ON, the lights
will go off automatically after 20 minutes.
n Customization
Setting (e.g. The time elapsed before lights turn off) can be changed. (→P. 406)
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Interior lights and personal lights
Interior lights
Door position ON/OFF
ON/OFF
Models without an electric moon roof
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Models with an electric moon roof
Personal lights
ON/OFF
Front (models without an electric moon roof)
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Personal lights
Front (models with an electric moon roof)
Rear
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3-4. Using the storage features
List of storage features
Glove box
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Glove box
Console boxes
Cup holders
Bottle holders/door pockets
Overhead console
Glove box
Open (push button)
Lock with the mechanical key
Unlock with the mechanical key
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Glove box and console boxes
n Glove box light
The glove box light turns on when the engine switch is in IG-ON mode.
n Trunk opener main switch
The trunk opener main switch located in the glove box. (→ P. 23)
CAUTION
n Caution while driving
Keep the glove box closed.
Injuries may result in the event of an accident or sudden braking.
Console boxes
Front
Pull up the knob to release the
lock.
Slide armrest.
Pull up the knob to release the
lock.
Lift the armrest to open.
Rear (if equipped)
Press the button to release the
lock.
Lift the armrest to open.
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Console boxes and overhead console
n Console box light (front)
The console box light turn on when the engine switch is in IG-ON mode.
n Using the front console box to store CD cases
Store a CD case with the hinged portion facing either the front or back of the console
box.
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CAUTION
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n Caution while driving
Keep the console box closed.
Injuries may result in the event of an accident or sudden braking.
Overhead console
The overhead console is useful for
temporarily storing sunglasses and
similar small items.
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Overhead console and cup holders
CAUTION
n Items that should not be left in the overhead console
Do not leave glasses or lighters in the console.
If the interior of the vehicle becomes hot, lighters may explode and glasses may
warp or become cracked.
n Caution while driving
Do not leave the overhead console open while driving.
Items may fall out and cause injury.
Cup holders
Front (type A)
To open, press down and release
the front of the cup holder lid.
Front (type B)
Press the knob to release the
lock.
Slide armrest.
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Cup holders
Rear
To open, press in and release the
rear cup holder on the rear center
armrest.
n Using the front cup holder (type B) to store small items
Remove the cup holder insert holding the
base part.
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CAUTION
n Items unsuitable for the cup holder
Do not place anything other than cups or aluminum cans in the cup holders.
Other items may be thrown out of the holders in the event of an accident or sudden
braking and cause injury. If possible, cover hot drinks to prevent burns.
n When not in use
Keep the cup holders closed.
Injuries may result in the event of an accident or sudden braking.
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Bottle holders/door pockets
Bottle holders/door pockets
The door pocket can be opened
and closed.
When installing the bottle, close
the cap of the bottle.
CAUTION
n Caution while driving
Keep the door pockets closed.
Injuries may result in the event of an accident or sudden braking.
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Sun visors
Forward position:
Flip down.
Side position:
Flip down, unhook, and swing
to the side.
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Vanity mirror
The light turns on when the
cover is opened.
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Clock
Adjusts the hour.
Adjusts the minutes.
Rounds to the nearest hour.*
*: e.g. 1:00 to 1:29 → 1:00
1:30 to 1:59 → 2:00
n The clock is displayed when
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The engine switch is in ACC or IG-ON mode.
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Satellite switches
The satellite switches can be used to change the settings of various features. Settings are shown on the multi-information display.
n Operating the satellite switches
STEP 1
Bring up the satellite switch
mode on the multi-information
display.
Press the left selector switch, the
main switch, or the right selector
switch.
STEP 2
Select the item whose setting is
to be changed.
Press either the left or right
selector switch to display the
item whose setting is to be
changed.
STEP 3
Change the settings.
Press the main switch to change
the settings (e.g. ON/OFF).
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n Items that can be set using the satellite switches
Lexus parking assist-sensor (→P. 142) ON/OFF
(if equipped)
Tire pressure warning system initialization
(→P. 285)
ID code selection for tire air pressure system
(→P. 286)
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Vehicle speed indicator ON/OFF and speed setting (→P. 111)
Tacho indicator ON/OFF and engine speed (rpm)
setting (→P. 111)
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AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System) (→P. 123)
ON/OFF (if equipped)
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n Changing the settings
Each item is displayed and its setting can be changed only in the following conditions:
l Lexus parking assist-sensor: When the engine switch is in IG-ON mode.
l Items other than the above: When the engine switch is in IG-ON mode and the
vehicle is stopped.
n Display
The display will return to the original display if the satellite switches are not operated for an extended period.
Even if the display is in satellite switch mode, it will switch in the event of a warning
or when the radar cruise control is used. If this occurs, press any of the satellite
switches or DISP switch on the steering wheel to return the display to satellite
switch mode.
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Ashtrays
Front
Push the back part of the lid to
open. Push the lid again to close.
Push the lever to remove the
ashtray.
Rear
Pull the ashtray lid to open.
Hold the plate down and pull the
ashtray upwards to remove.
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CAUTION
n When not in use
Keep the ashtray closed.
Injuries may result in the event of an accident or sudden braking.
NOTICE
n To prevent fire
l Fully extinguish matches and cigarettes before putting them in the ashtray, then
make sure the ashtray is fully closed.
l Do not place paper or any other type of flammable object in the ashtray.
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Cigarette lighter
Push the back part of the lid to
open, and push the cigarette
lighter down.
The cigarette lighter will pop up
when it is ready for use.
n The cigarette lighter can be used when
The engine switch is in ACC or IG-ON mode.
CAUTION
n To avoid burns or fires
l Do not touch the metal parts of the cigarette lighter.
l Do not hold the cigarette lighter down. It could overheat and cause a fire.
l Do not insert anything other than the cigarette lighter into the outlet.
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Power outlet
The power outlet can be used for 12 V accessories that run on less than 10
A.
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n The power outlet can be used when
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The engine switch is in ACC or IG-ON mode.
NOTICE
n To avoid damaging the power outlet
Close the power outlet lid when the power outlet is not in use.
Foreign objects or liquids that enter the power outlet may cause a short circuit.
n To prevent the fuse from being blown
Do not use an accessory that uses more than 12 V 10 A.
n To prevent the battery from being discharged
Do not use the power outlet longer than necessary when the engine is not running.
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Seat heaters (if equipped)
Heats the seats
Driver’s
seat
Front
passenger’s
seat
The indicator light comes on.
The higher the number, the
warmer the seats become.
Vehicles with an automatic
transmission
Heats the seats
Driver’s
seat
Front
passenger’s
seat
Vehicles with a manual
transmission
n The seat heaters can be used when
The engine switch is in IG-ON mode.
n When not in use
Set the dial to 0. The indicator light turns off.
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The indicator light comes on.
The higher the number, the
warmer the seats become.
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CAUTION
n Burns
l Use caution when seating the following persons in a seat with the seat heater on
to avoid the possibility of burns:
•
•
•
•
Babies, small children, the elderly, the sick and the disabled
Persons with sensitive skin
Persons who are fatigued
Persons who have taken alcohol or drugs that induce sleep (sleeping drugs,
cold remedies, etc.)
l Do not cover the seat with anything when using the seat heater.
Using the seat heater with a blanket or cushion increases the temperature of the
seat and may lead to overheating.
n To prevent seat heater damage
Do not put unevenly weighted objects on the seat and do not stick sharp objects
(needles, nails, etc.) into the seat.
n To prevent battery discharge
Turn the switches off when the engine is not running.
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Seat heaters and ventilators (if equipped)
The seat heaters and ventilators heat the seats and maintain good airflow
by blowing air from the seats.
Heats the seats
Driver’s
seat
Front
passenger’s
seat
The indicator light (red) comes
on.
The higher the number, the
warmer the seats become.
Blows air from the seats
Vehicles with an automatic
transmission
The indicator light (green)
comes on.
The higher the number, the
stronger the airflow becomes.
Heats the seats
Driver’s
seat
Front
passenger’s
seat
The indicator light (red) comes
on.
The higher the number, the
warmer the seats become.
Blows air from the seats
Vehicles with a manual transmission
The indicator light (green)
comes on.
The higher the number, the
stronger the airflow becomes.
n The seat heaters and ventilators can be used when
The engine switch is in IG-ON mode.
n When not in use
Set the dial to 0. The indicator light turns off.
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CAUTION
n Burns
l Use caution when seating the following persons in a seat with the seat heater on
to avoid the possibility of burns:
•
•
•
•
Babies, small children, the elderly, the sick and the disabled
Persons with sensitive skin
Persons who are fatigued
Persons who have taken alcohol or drugs that induce sleep (sleeping drugs,
cold remedies, etc.)
l Do not cover the seat with anything when using the seat heater.
Using the seat heater with a blanket or cushion increases the temperature of the
seat and may lead to overheating.
n To prevent seat heater damage
Do not put unevenly weighted objects on the seat and do not stick sharp objects
(needles, nails, etc.) into the seat.
n To prevent battery discharge
Turn the switches off when the engine is not running.
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Armrest
Pull the armrest down for use.
NOTICE
n To prevent damage to the armrest
Do not place too much strain on the armrest.
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Rear sunshade (if equipped)
The rear sunshade can be raised and lowered by operating the switch
shown below.
Raise/lower
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To ensure adequate rear visibility, the sunshade automatically lowers when the gear
is shifted to R.
However, the rear sunshade is raised again if either of the following occurs:
l The switch is pressed again.
l The shift lever is shifted out of R, and the vehicle reaches a speed of 9 mph (15
km/h).
If the engine is turned off when the rear sunshade has been lowered due to the
reverse operation feature, it will not be raised even when the engine is turned on
again and the vehicle reaches a speed of 9 mph (15 km/h). To raise the sunshade
again, press the switch.
n The rear sunshade can be used when
The engine switch is in IG-ON mode.
CAUTION
n When the rear sunshade is being raised or lowered
Do not place fingers or other objects in the fastener section or in the opening.
They may get caught, causing injury.
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n Reverse operation feature
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NOTICE
n To prevent the battery from being discharged
Do not operate the rear sunshade when the engine is not running.
n To ensure normal operation of the sunshade
Observe the following precautions.
l Do not place excessive load on the motor or other components.
l Do not place objects where they may hinder opening and closing operations.
l Do not attach items to the rear sunshade.
l Keep the opening clean and clear of obstructions.
l Do not operate the rear sunshade continuously over long periods of time.
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Extended trunk
Long objects can be loaded in the vehicle by utilizing the trunk space and
rear seat area.
Pull down the rear seat armrest.
STEP 2
Open the inside trunk door
from the trunk and load baggage or other items.
CAUTION
n When not in use
Ensure that the inside trunk door is closed.
In the event of sudden braking, items stored in the trunk may be thrown forward into
the cabin, resulting in injury.
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Coat hooks
Pull out the hooks to hang coats or other soft items.
CAUTION
n Items that must not be hung on the hook
Do not hang a coat hanger or other hard or sharp object on the hook. If the SRS
curtain shield airbags deploy, these items may become projectiles that cause death
or serious injury.
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Floor mat
Securely place a mat that matches the size of the space on the carpet.
Secure the driver’s floor mat
using the hooks provided.
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CAUTION
Make sure the floor mat is properly placed on the floor carpet. If the floor mat slips
and interferes with the movement of the pedals during driving, it may cause an accident.
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n When inserting the floor mat
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Trunk features
n Cargo hooks
Cargo hooks are provided for
securing loose items.
n Shopping bag hooks
n First-aid kit storage belt
Loosen
Tighten
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n Warning triangle storage belt
Loosen
Tighten
n Luggage mat
Pull the lever upwards when lifting the luggage mat up.
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The lever can be hooked on the
edge of the trunk.
CAUTION
n When the cargo hooks are not in use
To avoid injury, always return the cargo hooks to their positions when they are not in
use.
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NOTICE
n When closing the trunk
Do not leave the luggage mat lever hooked on the edge of the trunk.
The luggage mat may get damaged.
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Garage door opener
The garage door opener can be programmed to operate garage doors,
gates, entry doors, door locks, home lighting systems, and security systems,
and other devices.
The garage door opener (HomeLink® Universal Transceiver) is manufactured
under license from HomeLink®.
Programming the HomeLink® (for U.S.A. owners)
The HomeLink® compatible transceiver in your vehicle has 3 buttons
which can be programmed to operate 3 different devices. Refer to the
programming method below appropriate for the device.
Interior features
Indicator
Buttons
n Programming the HomeLink®
STEP 1
3
Point the remote control for the
device 1 to 3 in. (25 to 75 mm)
from the HomeLink® control buttons.
Keep the indicator light on the
HomeLink® in view while programming.
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STEP 2
Press and hold down one of the
buttons on the HomeLink® and
the button on the transmitter.
When the indicator light on the
HomeLink® changes from a slow
to a rapid flash after 20 seconds,
you can release both buttons.
STEP 3
Test the operation of the
HomeLink® by pressing the newly
programmed button.
If programming a garage door
opener, check to see if the garage
door opens and closes. If the
garage door does not operate, see
if your garage transmitter is of the
Rolling Code type. Press and hold
the programmed HomeLink® button. The garage door has the rolling code feature if the indicator
light (on the HomeLink®) flashes
rapidly for 2 seconds and then
remains lit. If your transmitter is the
Rolling Code type, proceed to the
heading “Programming a rolling
code system”.
STEP 4
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Repeat the steps above to program another device for each of
the remaining HomeLink® buttons.
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n Programming a Rolling Code system (for U.S.A. owners)
If your device is Rolling Code equipped, follow the steps under the
heading “Programming the HomeLink®” before proceeding with the
steps listed below.
STEP 1
Locate the training button on the ceiling mounted garage door
opener motor. The exact location and color of the button may
vary by brand of garage door opener.
Refer to the operation manual supplied with the garage door opener
for the location of the training button.
STEP 2
STEP 3
Press the training button.
Press and release the vehicle’s programmed HomeLink® button
twice. The garage door may open.
The ceiling mounted garage door opener motor should now recognize
the HomeLink® transceiver and operate the garage door.
Repeat the steps above to program another rolling code system
for any of the remaining HomeLink® buttons.
n Programming an entry gate (for U.S.A. owners)/Programming all
devices in the Canadian market
STEP 1 Place your transmitter 1 to 3 in. (25 to 75 mm) away from the surface of the HomeLink®.
STEP 4
Keep the indicator light on the HomeLink® in view while programming.
STEP 2
STEP 3
STEP 4
Press and hold the selected HomeLink® button.
Repeatedly press and release (cycle) the device’s remote control
button for two seconds each until step 4 is complete.
When the indicator light on the HomeLink® compatible transceiver start to flashing rapidly, release the buttons.
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If the garage door opens, the programming process is complete. If the
door does not open, press and release the button a third time. This third
press and release will complete the programming process by opening
the garage door.
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Test the operation of the HomeLink® by pressing the newly programmed button. Check to see if the gate/device operates correctly.
STEP 6 Repeat the steps above to program another device for each of
the remaining HomeLink® buttons.
n Programming other devices
To program other devices such as home security systems, home door
locks or lighting, contact your authorized Lexus dealer for assistance.
STEP 5
n Reprogramming a button
The individual HomeLink® buttons cannot be erased but can be
reprogrammed. To reprogram a button, follow the “Basic programming” instructions.
Operating the HomeLink®
Press the appropriate HomeLink® button. The HomeLink® indicator
light on the HomeLink® transceiver should turn on.
The HomeLink® continues to send a signal for up to 20 seconds as long as
the button is pressed.
Erasing the entire HomeLink® memory (all three programs)
Press and hold down the 2 outside
buttons for 20 seconds until the
indicator light flashes.
If you sell your vehicle, be sure to
erase the programs stored in the
HomeLink® memory.
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n Before programming
l Install a new battery in the transmitter.
l The battery side of the transmitter must be pointed away from the HomeLink®.
n Certification for the garage door opener
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and with RSS-210 of the IC
Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
WARNING: This transmitter has been tested and complies with FCC and IC rules.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the device.
n When programming a garage door or other remote control device
The garage door may operate, so ensure people and objects are out of danger to
prevent potential harm.
n Conforming to federal safety standards
Do not use the HomeLink® Compatible Transceiver with any garage door opener
or device that lacks safety stop and reverse features as required by federal safety
standards.
This includes any garage door that cannot detect an obstruction object. A door or
device without these features increases the risk of death or serious injury.
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CAUTION
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Compass
The compass on the inside rear view mirror indicates the direction in which
the vehicle is heading.
n Operation
To turn the compass on or off,
push AUTO for longer than 3
seconds.
Push and hold the button for 3
seconds or more.
n Displays and directions
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Display
Direction
N
North
NE
Northeast
E
East
SE
Southeast
S
South
SW
Southwest
W
West
NW
Northwest
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Calibrating the compass
3
If you cross over a map boundary shown in illustration, the compass will deviate.
To obtain higher precision or perfect calibration, refer to the following.
n Deviation calibration
STEP 1 Stop the vehicle where it is safe to drive in a circle.
Press AUTO until a number (1 to
STEP 2
15) appears on the compass display.
STEP 3
Press AUTO, and referring to the map above, select the number
of the zone where you are.
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The direction display deviates from the true direction determined by the
earth’s magnetic field. The amount of deviation varies according to the
geographic position of the vehicle.
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STEP 4
Press AUTO again.
If the direction is displayed several seconds after adjustment, the calibration is complete.
n Circling calibration
If CAL appears on the display,
drive the vehicle at 5 mph (8 km/
h) or less in a circle until a direction
is displayed.
If there is not enough space to
drive in a circle, drive around the
block until the direction is displayed.
n Conditions unfavorable to correct operation
The compass may not show the correct direction in the following conditions:
l The vehicle is stopped immediately after turning.
l The vehicle is on an inclined surface.
l The vehicle is in a place where the earth's magnetic field is subject to interfer-
ence by artificial magnetic fields (underground car park/parking lot, under a
steel tower, between buildings, roof car park/parking lot, near an intersection,
near a large vehicle, etc.).
l The vehicle has become magnetized.
(There is a magnet or metal object near the inside rear view mirror.)
l The battery has been disconnected.
l A door is open.
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CAUTION
n While driving the vehicle
Do not adjust the display. Be sure to adjust the display only when the vehicle is
stopped.
n When doing the circling calibration
Be sure to secure a wide space, and watch out for people and vehicles in the neighborhood. Do not violate any local traffic rules while performing circling calibration.
NOTICE
n To avoid the compass malfunctions
3
Do not place magnets or any metal objects near the inside rear view mirror.
Doing this may cause a malfunction of the compass sensor.
l Do not perform circling calibration of the compass in a place where the earth's
magnetic field is subject to interference by artificial magnetic fields.
l During calibration, do not operate electric systems (moon roof, power windows,
etc.) as they may interfere with the calibration.
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n To ensure normal operation of the compass
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4-1. Maintenance and care
Cleaning and protecting the vehicle exterior
Perform the following to protect the vehicle and maintain it in prime condition.
l Working from top to bottom, liberally apply water to the vehicle
body, wheel wells and underside of the vehicle to remove any dirt
and dust.
Wash the vehicle body using a sponge or soft cloth, such as a
chamois.
l For hard-to-remove marks, use car wash soap and rinse thoroughly with water.
l Wipe away any water.
l Wax the vehicle when the waterproof coating deteriorates.
If water does not bead on a clean surface, apply wax when the vehicle
body is cool.
n Automatic car washes
l Fold the mirrors back before washing the vehicle.
l Brushes used in automatic car washes may scratch the vehicle surface and
harm your vehicle’s paint.
n High pressure automatic car washes
Do not allow the nozzles of the car wash to come within close proximity of the windows. Before entering an automatic car wash, check that the fuel filler door on your
vehicle is closed properly.
n Aluminum wheels
Remove any dirt immediately by using a neutral detergent. Do not use hard brushes
or abrasive cleaners. Do not use strong or harsh chemical cleaners. Use the same
mild detergent and wax as used on the paint.
n Bumpers and side moldings
Do not scrub with abrasive cleaners.
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n To prevent deterioration and do by corrosion
l Wash the vehicle immediately in the following cases:
After driving near the sea coast
After driving on salted roads
If you see coal tar or tree sap on the paint surface
If you see dead insects or insect droppings on the paint
After driving in an area contaminated with soot, oily smoke, mine dust, iron
powder or chemical substances
• If the vehicle becomes heavily soiled in dust or mud
• If liquids such as benzene and gasoline are spilled on the paint surface
l If the paint is chipped or scratched, have it repaired immediately.
•
•
•
•
•
CAUTION
n Caution about the exhaust pipe
Exhaust gasses cause the exhaust pipe to become quite hot.
When washing the vehicle, be careful not to touch the pipe until it has cooled sufficiently, as touching a hot exhaust pipe can cause burns.
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Maintenance and care
NOTICE
n To protect your vehicle’s painted surfaces
Do not use organic cleaners such as benzene or gasoline.
n Cleaning the exterior lights
l Wash carefully. Do not use organic substances or scrub with a hard brush.
This may damage the surfaces of the lights.
l Do not apply wax on the surfaces of the lights.
Wax may cause damage to the lenses.
n To prevent damage to the windshield wiper arms
When lifting the wiper arms away from the windshield, pull the driver side wiper
arm upward first, and repeat for the passenger side. When returning the wipers to
their original position, do so from the passenger side first.
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Cleaning and protecting the vehicle interior
The following procedures will help protect your vehicle's interior and keep
it in top condition:
n Protecting the vehicle interior
Remove dirt and dust using a vacuum cleaner. Wipe dirty surfaces
with a cloth dampened with lukewarm water.
n Cleaning the leather areas
l Remove dirt and dust using a vacuum cleaner.
l Wipe any excess dirt and dust with a soft cloth dampened with
diluted detergent.
Use a diluted water solution of approximately 5% neutral wool detergent.
l Wring out any excess water from the cloth and thoroughly wipe
off all remaining traces of detergent.
l Wipe the surface with a dry, soft cloth to remove any remaining
moisture. Allow the leather to dry in shaded and ventilated area.
n Synthetic leather areas
l Remove loose dirt using a vacuum cleaner.
l Apply a mild soap solution to the synthetic leather using a sponge
or soft cloth.
l Allow the solution to soak in for a few minutes. Remove the dirt
and wipe off the solution with a clean, damp cloth.
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n Cleaning the inside of the rear window
Do not use glass cleaner to clean the rear window, as this may cause damage to the
rear window defogger heater wires. Use a cloth dampened with lukewarm water to
gently wipe the window clean. Wipe the window in strokes running parallel to the
heater wires.
n Caring for leather areas
Lexus recommends cleaning the interior of the vehicle at least twice a year to maintain the quality of the vehicle’s interior.
n Shampooing the carpets
There are several commercial foaming-type cleaners available. Use a sponge or
brush to apply the foam. Rub in overlapping circles. Do not apply water. The excellent results are obtained when keeping the carpet as dry as possible.
n Seat belts
Clean with mild soap and lukewarm water using a cloth or sponge. Also check the
belts periodically for excessive wear, fraying or cuts.
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CAUTION
l Be careful not to splash or spill liquid on the floor.
l Do not get any of the SRS components or wiring in the vehicle interior wet.
(→P. 61)
Electrical malfunction may cause the airbags to deploy or not function properly,
resulting in death or severe injury.
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n Water in the vehicle
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NOTICE
n Cleaning detergents
Do not use organic substances such as benzene or gasoline, acidic or alkaline solutions, dye, bleach or other detergent. Doing so may discolor the vehicle interior or
cause streaks or damage to painted surfaces.
n Preventing damage to leather surfaces
Observe the following precautions to avoid damage to and deterioration of leather
surfaces.
l Remove any dust or dirt on leather surfaces immediately.
l Do not expose the vehicle to direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Park
the vehicle in the shade, especially during summer.
l Do not place items made of vinyl, plastic, or that contain wax on the upholstery, as
they may stick to the leather surface if the vehicle interior heats up significantly.
n Water on the floor
Do not wash the vehicle floor with water.
Vehicle systems such as the audio system may be damaged if water comes into
contact with electrical components under the floor of the vehicle, and may also
cause the body to rust.
n Cleaning the inside of the rear window
Be careful not to scratch or damage the heater wires or antenna.
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Maintenance requirements
To ensure safe and economical driving, day-to-day care and regular maintenance is essential. It is the owner’s responsibility to perform regular
checks. Lexus recommends the following maintenance.
n General maintenance
Should be performed on a daily basis. This can be done by yourself
or by a Lexus dealer.
n Scheduled maintenance
Should be performed at specified intervals according to the maintenance schedule.
For details about maintenance items and schedules, refer to the “Warranty and Services Guide/Owner’s Manual Supplement/Scheduled
Maintenance”.
n Do-it-yourself maintenance
You can perform some maintenance procedures yourself.
Please be aware that do-it-yourself maintenance may affect warranty coverage.
For details about warranty coverage, see the separate “Owner’s Guide”,
“Warranty and Services Guide”, “Owner’s Manual Supplement” or
“Warranty Booklet”.
n Repair and replacement
It is recommended that genuine Lexus parts be used for repair to ensure performance of each system. If non-Lexus parts are used in replacement or if a repair
shop other than a Lexus dealer performs repairs, confirm the warranty coverage.
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The use of Lexus Repair Manuals is recommended.
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4-2. Maintenance
n Allow inspection and repairs to be performed by a Lexus dealer
l Lexus technicians are well-trained specialists and are kept up to date with the
latest service information. They are well informed about the operations of all
systems on your vehicle.
l Keep a copy of the repair order. It proves that the maintenance that has been
performed is under warranty coverage. If any problem should arise while your
vehicle is under warranty, your Lexus dealer will promptly take care of it.
CAUTION
n Warning in handling of battery
l Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and a wide variety of automobile com-
ponents contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm. Work in a well ventilated area.
l Oils, fuels and fluids contained in vehicles as well as waste produced by compo-
nent wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Avoid exposure and wash
any affected area immediately.
l Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead com-
pounds which are known to cause brain damage. Wash your hands after handling. (→P. 279)
l Used engine oil contains chemicals that have been shown to cause cancer in lab-
oratory animals. Avoid prolonged and repeated contact. Always protect your
skin by washing thoroughly with soap and water.
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General maintenance
Listed below are the general maintenance items that should be performed
at the intervals specified in the “Warranty and Services Guide” or “Owners
Manual Supplement”. It is recommended that any problem you notice
should be brought to the attention of your Lexus dealer or qualified service
shop for advice.
Engine compartment
Items
Check points
Battery
Maintenance-free.
(→P. 279)
Brake fluid
At the correct level? (→P. 278)
Engine coolant
At the correct level?
Engine oil
At the correct level? (→P. 272)
Exhaust system
No fumes or strange sounds?
Radiator/condenser/hoses
Not blocked with foreign matter?
(→P. 278)
Washer fluid
At the correct level? (→P. 282)
(→P. 276)
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Vehicle interior
Items
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Check points
Accelerator pedal
• Moves smoothly (without uneven
pedal effort or catching)?
Automatic transmission “Park”
mechanism
• Can the vehicle be hold securely
on an incline with the shift lever in
P?
Brake pedal
• Moves smoothly?
• Does it have appropriate clearance
and correct amount of free play?
Brakes
• Not pull to one side when applied?
• Loss of brake effectiveness?
• Spongy feeling brake pedal?
• Pedal almost touches floor?
Head restraints
• Move smoothly and lock securely?
Indicators/buzzers
• Function properly?
Lights
• Do all the lights come on?
• Headlights aimed correctly?
(→P. 318)
Parking brake
• Moves smoothly?
• Can hold the vehicle securely on
an incline?
Seat belts
• Does the seat belt system operate
smoothly?
• Are the belts undamaged?
Seats
• Do the seat controls operate properly?
4-2. Maintenance
Items
Steering wheel
Check points
• Moves smoothly?
• Has correct free play?
• No strange noises?
Vehicle exterior
Items
Check points
• Operate smoothly?
Engine hood
• The lock system works properly?
Fluid leaks
• Is there any leakage after parking?
Tire
• Inflation pressure is correct?
• Tire surfaces not worn or damaged?
• Tires rotated according to the
maintenance schedule?
• Wheel nuts are not loose?
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CAUTION
n If the engine is running
Turn the engine off and ensure that there is adequate ventilation before performing
maintenance checks.
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Door/trunk
4-2. Maintenance
Emission inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs
Some states have vehicle emission inspection programs which include
OBD (On Board Diagnostics) checks. The OBD system monitors the operation of the emission control system.
n If the electronic engine control system warning light comes on
The OBD system determines that a problem exists somewhere in
the emission control system. Your vehicle may not pass the I/M test
and may need to be repaired. Contact your Lexus dealer to service
the vehicle.
n Your vehicle may not pass the I/M test:
l When the battery is disconnected or discharged
Readiness codes that are set during ordinary driving are erased.
Also, depending on your driving habits, the readiness codes may
not be completely set.
l When the fuel tank cap is loose
The electronic engine control system warning light comes on as a
temporary malfunction and your vehicle may not pass the I/M
test.
n When the electronic engine control system warning light goes off
after several driving trips
The error code in the OBD system will not be cleared unless the
vehicle is driven 40 or more times.
n If your vehicle does not pass the I/M test
Contact your Lexus dealer to prepare the vehicle for re-testing.
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Do-it-yourself service precautions
If you perform maintenance yourself, be sure to follow the correct procedure given in these sections.
Items
Battery condition
Brake fluid level
(→P. 279)
• Warm water
• Baking soda
• Grease
• Conventional wrench
(for terminal clamp bolts)
(→P. 278)
• FMVSS No.116 DOT 3 or SAE
J1703 brake fluid
• Rag or paper towel
• Funnel (used only for adding brake
fluid)
(→P. 276)
• “Toyota Super Long Life Coolant”
or similar high-quality ethylene glycol-based non-silicate, non-amine,
non-nitrate and non-borate coolant
with long-life hybrid organic acid
technology.
For the U.S.A.:
“Toyota Super Long Life Coolant”
is pre-mixed with 50% coolant and
50% deionized water.
For Canada:
“Toyota Super Long Life Coolant”
is pre-mixed with 55% coolant and
45% deionized water.
• Funnel (used only for adding
engine coolant)
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Engine coolant level
Parts and tools
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Items
Parts and tools
Engine oil level
(→P. 272)
• “Toyota Genuine Motor Oil” or
equivalent
• Rag or paper towel, funnel (used
only for adding engine oil)
Fuses
(→P. 304)
• Fuse with same amperage rating as
original
Tire inflation pressure
(→P. 293)
• Tire pressure gauge
• Compressed air source
Headlight aim
(→P. 318)
• Phillips-head screwdriver
Radiator and condenser
(→P. 278)
⎯
(→P. 282)
• Water washer fluid containing antifreeze (for winter use)
• Funnel
Washer fluid
CAUTION
The engine compartment contains many mechanisms and fluids that may move suddenly, become hot, or become electrically energized. To avoid death or serious injury,
observe the following precautions.
n When working on the engine compartment:
l Keep hands, clothing, and tools away from the moving fan and engine drive belt.
l Be careful not to touch the engine, radiator, exhaust manifold, etc. right after driv-
ing as they may be hot. Oil and other fluids may also be hot.
l Do not leave anything that may burn easily, such as paper or rags, in the engine
compartment.
l Do not smoke, cause sparks or expose an open flame to fuel or the battery. Fuel
and battery fumes are flammable.
l Be extremely cautious when working on the battery. It contains poisonous and
corrosive sulfuric acid.
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CAUTION
n When working near the electric cooling fan or radiator grille:
Be sure the engine switch is OFF.
With the engine switch in IG-ON mode, the electric cooling fan may automatically
start to run if the air conditioning is on and/or the coolant temperature is high.
(→P. 278)
n Safety glasses
Wear safety glasses to prevent flying or falling material, fluid spray, etc. from getting
in the eyes.
NOTICE
n If you remove the air cleaner:
Driving with the air filter removed may cause excessive engine wear due to dirt in
the air. Also a backfire could cause a fire in the engine compartment.
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Hood
Release the lock from the inside of the vehicle to open the hood.
STEP 1
Pull the hood release lever.
The hood will pop up slightly.
STEP 2
Lift the hood catch and lift the
hood.
CAUTION
n Pre-driving check
Check that the hood is fully closed and locked.
If the hood is not locked properly it may open while the vehicle is in motion and
cause an accident, which may result in death or serious injury.
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Positioning the jack
When raising your vehicle with the jack, position the jack correctly.
Improper placement may damage your vehicle or cause injury.
n Front
2WD
AWD
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n Rear
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CAUTION
n When raising your vehicle:
Make sure to observe the following to reduce the possibility of death or serious
injury.
l Do not put any part of your body or get underneath the vehicle supported only by
the jack.
Always use automotive jack stands or a solid, level, surface.
l Do not start the engine while the vehicle is supported by the jack.
l Stop the vehicle on level firm ground, firmly set the parking brake and put the shift
lever in P (automatic) or R (manual).
l Make sure to set the jack properly at the jack point.
Raising the vehicle with an improperly positioned jack will damage the vehicle
and may cause the vehicle to fall off the jack.
l Do not raise the vehicle while someone is in the vehicle.
l When raising the vehicle, do not place any objects on top of or underneath the
jack.
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Engine compartment
IS350
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Washer fluid tank
Maintenance and care
Battery
(→P. 279)
Engine oil level dipstick
(→P. 272)
Engine oil filler cap
(→P. 272)
Brake fluid reservoir
(→P. 278)
Fuse boxes
(→P. 304)
(→P. 282)
Electric cooling fans
Condenser
(→P. 278)
Radiator
(→P. 278)
Engine coolant reservoir
(→P. 276)
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IS250
Battery
(→P. 279)
Engine oil level dipstick
(→P. 272)
Engine oil filler cap
(→P. 272)
Brake fluid reservoir
(→P. 278)
Fuse boxes
(→P. 304)
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Washer fluid tank
(→P. 282)
Electric cooling fans
Condenser
(→P. 278)
Radiator
(→P. 278)
Engine coolant reservoir
(→P. 276)
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Engine compartment cover
n Removing the engine compartment cover
Front
Outside
4
Press the tip of the clip against a
hard surface, such as a desk, to
allow the center part of the clip
to be pushed up.
Insert
Press
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n Installing the clips
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Engine oil
With the engine at operating temperature and turned off, check the oil
level on the dipstick.
n Checking the engine oil
STEP 1 Park the vehicle on level ground. After turning off the engine, wait
a few minutes for the oil to drain back into the bottom of the
engine.
Hold a rag under the end and pull
STEP 2
the dipstick out.
STEP 3
STEP 4
STEP 5
STEP 6
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Wipe the dipstick clean.
Reinsert the dipstick fully.
Holding a rag under the end, pull the dipstick out and check the
oil level.
Wipe the dipstick and reinsert it fully.
Low
Full
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
n Adding engine oil
If the oil level is below or near the
low level mark, add engine oil of
the same type as already in the
engine.
Make sure to check the oil type and prepare the items needed before
adding oil.
Oil grade
Items
STEP 1
STEP 2
Clean funnel
Remove the oil filler cap.
Add engine oil slowly, checking the dipstick.
Install the filler cap, turning it clockwise.
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It takes about 1.6 qt. (1.5 L, 1.3 lmp. qt.) to raise the oil level from low to full on the
dipstick.
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STEP 3
ILSAC multi-grade engine oil
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
n Recommended viscosity
SAE 5W-30 is the best choice for
good fuel economy and good
starting in cold weather.
Temperature range anticipated before
next oil change.
If SAE 5W-30 is not available, SAE
10W-30 may be used. However, it
should be replaced with SAE 5W30 at the next oil change.
n How to read oil container labels
Some oil containers are labeled with ILSAC certification marks that
help you to select the proper oil.
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n Engine oil consumption
l The amount of engine oil consumed depends on the oil viscosity, the quality of
the oil and the way the vehicle is driven.
l More oil is consumed under driving conditions such as high speeds and fre-
quent acceleration and deceleration.
l A new engine consumes more oil.
l When judging the amount of oil consumption, keep in mind that the oil may
have become diluted, making it difficult to judge the true level accurately.
l Oil consumption: Max. 1.1 qt./600 miles, 0.9 lmp.qt./600 miles (1.0 L per 1000
km)
l If you consume more than 1.1 qt. (1.0 L, 0.9 lmp.qt.) every 600 miles (1000 km),
contact your Lexus dealer.
n After changing the engine oil (U.S.A. only)
The oil change system should be reset. Perform the following procedures:
STEP 1 Switch the display to the odometer (→P. 109) when the engine is running.
STEP 2 Turn the engine switch OFF.
IG-ON mode (but do not start the engine because otherwise the reset
mode will be cancelled). Continue to press and hold the button until the
trip meter displays 000000.
CAUTION
n Used engine oil
l Used engine oil contains potentially harmful contaminants which may cause skin
disorders such as inflammation or skin cancer, so care should be taken to avoid
prolonged and repeated contact. To remove used engine oil from your skin, wash
thoroughly with soap and water.
l Dispose of used oil and filters only in a safe and acceptable manner. Do not dis-
pose of used oil and filters in household trash, in sewers or onto the ground.
Call your Lexus dealer, service station or auto parts store for information concerning recycling or disposal.
l Do not leave used engine oil within the reach of children.
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STEP 3 While pressing the trip meter reset button, set the engine switch to the
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NOTICE
n To prevent serious engine damage:
Check the oil level on regular basis.
n When replacing the engine oil
l Be careful not to spill engine oil on the vehicle components.
l Avoid overfilling, or the engine could be damaged.
l Check the oil level on the dipstick every time you refill the vehicle.
l Be sure the engine oil filler cap is properly tightened.
Engine coolant
The coolant level is satisfactory if it is between the FULL and LOW lines
on the reservoir when the engine is cold.
Reservoir cap
Full
Low
If the level is on or below the LOW
line, add coolant up to the FULL
line.
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n If the coolant level drops within a short time after replenishing
Visually check the radiator, hoses, engine coolant filler cap, radiator cap, drain cock
and water pump.
If you cannot find a leak, have your Lexus dealer pressure test the cap and check for
leaks in the cooling system.
n Coolant selection
Only use Toyota Super Long Life Coolant or similar high-quality ethylene glycolbased non-silicate, non-amine, non-nitrite, and non-borate coolant with long-life
hybrid organic acid technology.
U.S.A.: Toyota Super Long Life Coolant is a mixture of 50% coolant and 50%
deionized water. (Enabled: -31°F [-35°C])
Canada: Toyota Super Long Life Coolant is a mixture of 55% coolant and 45%
deionized water. (Enabled: -44°F [-42°C])
For more details about engine coolant, contact your Lexus dealer.
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CAUTION
Do not remove the radiator cap.
The cooling system may be under pressure and may spray hot coolant if the cap is
removed, causing burns or other injuries.
NOTICE
n When adding engine coolant
Coolant is neither plain water nor straight antifreeze. The correct mixture of water
and antifreeze must be used to provide proper lubrication, corrosion protection
and cooling. Be sure to read the antifreeze or coolant label.
n If you spill coolant
Be sure to wash it off with water to prevent it damaging parts or paint.
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n When the engine is hot
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Radiator and condenser
Check the radiator and condenser and clear any foreign objects.
If either of the above parts are extremely dirty or you are not sure of their
condition, have your vehicle checked by your Lexus dealer.
CAUTION
n When the engine is hot
Do not touch the radiator or condenser, as they may be hot and you may be burned.
Brake fluid
n Checking fluid level
The brake fluid level should be
between the MAX and MIN lines
on the tank.
Make sure to check the fluid type and prepare the necessary items.
n Adding fluid
Fluid type
Items
FMVSS No.116 DOT 3 or SAE J1703 brake fluid
Clean funnel
n Brake fluid can absorb moisture from the air
Excess moisture in the fluid can cause a dangerous loss of braking efficiency. Use
only newly opened brake fluid.
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CAUTION
n When filling the reservoir
Take care because brake fluid can harm your hands or eyes and damage painted
surfaces.
If fluid gets in your eyes, flush your eyes with clean water immediately.
If you still experience discomfort, see a doctor.
NOTICE
n If the fluid level is low or high
It is normal for the brake fluid level to go down slightly as the brake pads wear or
when the fluid level in the accumulator is high.
If the reservoir needs frequent refilling, it may indicate a serious problem.
Battery
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Check the battery as follows.
Terminals
Hold-down clamp
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n Battery exterior
Make sure that the battery terminals are not corroded and that there
are no loose connections, cracks, or loose clamps.
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n Checking battery condition
Check the battery condition using the indicator color.
Blue: Good condition
White: Charging is necessary.
Have the vehicle inspected by
your Lexus dealer.
Red: Not working properly,
have the battery checked by
your Lexus dealer.
n Before recharging
When recharging, the battery produces hydrogen gas which is flammable and
explosive. Therefore, before recharging:
l If recharging with the battery installed on the vehicle, be sure to disconnect the
ground cable.
l Make sure the power switch on the charger is off when connecting and discon-
necting the charger cables to the battery.
n After recharging the battery
The engine may not start. Follow the procedure below to initialize the system.
1. Shift the shift lever to P (automatic) or depress the brake pedal with the shift
lever in N (manual).
2. Open and close any of the doors.
3. Restart the engine.
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CAUTION
n Chemicals in the battery:
A battery contains poisonous and corrosive sulfuric acid and may produce hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. To reduce the risk of death or serious
injury, take the following precautions while working on or near battery:
l Do not cause sparks by touching the battery terminals with tools.
l Do not smoke or light a match near the battery.
l Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothes.
l Never inhale or swallow electrolyte.
l Wear protective safety glasses when working near the battery.
l Keep children away from the battery.
n Where to safety charge the battery
Always charge the battery in an open area. Do not charge the battery in a garage or
closed room where there is not sufficient ventilation.
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n How to recharge the battery
n Emergency measures regarding electrolyte
l If electrolyte gets in your eyes
Flush your eyes with clean water for at least 15 minutes and get immediate medical attention. If possible, continue to apply water with a sponge or cloth while
traveling to the nearest medical facility.
l If electrolyte gets on your skin
Wash the affected area thoroughly. If you feel pain or burning, get medical attention immediately.
l If electrolyte gets on your clothes
It can soak through clothing on to your skin. Immediately take off the clothing and
follow the procedure above if necessary.
l If you accidentally swallow electrolyte
Drink a large quantity of water or milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten raw
egg or vegetable oil. Get emergency medical attention immediately.
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Only perform a slow charge (5 A or less). The battery may explode if charged at a
quicker rate.
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NOTICE
n When recharging the battery
Never recharge the battery while the engine is running. Also, be sure all accessories are turned off.
Washer fluid
If any washer does not work or the
warning message appears on the
multi-information display, the
washer tank may be empty. Add
washer fluid.
NOTICE
n Do not use any fluid other than washer fluid
Do not use soapy water or engine antifreeze instead of washer fluid.
Doing so may cause streaking on the vehicle’s painted surfaces.
n Diluting washer fluid
Dilute washer fluid with water as necessary.
Refer to the freezing temperatures listed on the washer fluid tank.
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Tires
Replace or rotate tires in accordance with maintenance schedules and
tread wear.
n Checking tires
New tread
Tread wear indicator
Worn tread
The location of tread wear indicators is shown by the TWI or ∆
marks, etc., molded on the sidewall of each tire.
Check spare tire condition and
pressure if not rotated.
n Tire rotation
2WD models with 16-inch tires and AWD models
Rotate the tires in the order
shown.
Do not fail to initialize the tire
inflation warning system after
tire rotation.
2WD models with 17-inch tires or 18-inch tires
Tires cannot be rotated.
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Front
Lexus recommends tire rotation
in accordance with the maintenance schedule to equalize tire
wear and extend tire life.
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n The tire pressure warning system
Your Lexus is equipped with a tire pressure warning system that uses
tire pressure sensors to detect low tire pressure before serious
problems arise. (→P. 341, 345)
Before removing the tire from the wheel, remove the system’s tire
inflation pressure sensor. Be careful not to damage the sensor when
removing and installing the tires.
Directional tires
Tire direction marks
The tires listed below are directional. The tire sidewalls are
marked with arrows indicating the
rolling direction of the tire. If
mounted on the wrong side of the
vehicle, directional tires will perform poorly.
Tire size of turning directional tires
Front
Rear
225/45R17 90W
225/40R18 88Y
245/45R17 95W
255/40R18 95Y
Installing tire inflation pressure sensors
When replacing tires or wheels, tire pressure sensors must also be
installed. Tire pressure sensors can be installed in any of the following
three ways:
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l Sensors can be removed from the old wheels and installed on the new
wheels.
l When replacing only the tire, the sensor already installed on the wheel
does not need to be replaced.
l Replacing both a wheel and its sensor.
When new tire pressure sensors are installed, new sensor ID codes must be
registered in the ECU and tire inflation pressure sensor must be initialized.
(→P. 285, 286)
Initializing the tire pressure warning system
n The tire pressure warning system must be initialized in the following
circumstances:
l When the standard tire pressure changes by replacing tires or
wheels
l When tires are rotated.
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l When tire pressure sensors are replaced.
When the tire pressure warning system is initialized, the current tire
pressure is set as the pressure benchmark.
n How to initialize the tire pressure warning system
To initialize the system, use the satellite switch. (→P. 222)
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
Park the vehicle in safe place and turn off the engine.
Adjust the tire pressure to the specified pressure (→P. 389)
Start the engine.
Make sure to adjust the tire pressure to the specified level. The tire inflation pressure warning system will operate based on this pressure level.
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l When driving with the tires inflated to a higher than standard tire
pressure.
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STEP 4
The tire pressure initialization
setting display
Continue to press the < or >
switch until the initialization setting
display appears.
It may take several minutes to complete the setting. Wait for several
minutes before turning the engine
switch OFF if necessary.
Recording tire pressure settings
Press the ON/OFF button for
more than 3 seconds. At this time,
the tire inflation pressure warning
indicator flashes 3 times and the
message showing that the initial
setting is complete is displayed on
the multi-information display.
Registering and selecting tire inflation pressure sensor ID codes
The tire inflation pressure sensor is equipped with a unique ID code.
To select tire inflation pressure sensor ID codes, use the satellite switch.
(→P. 222)
n Registering ID codes
Two separate sets of ID codes can be registered for each vehicle. This
allows 2 separate sets of settings to be conveniently recorded for all
season and winter tires.
MAIN: The MAIN ID code is used for the factory installed tire pressure sensors.
2nd: The 2nd ID code is used for tire inflation pressure sensors associated with a secondary set of tires.
Make sure to have all tire inflation pressure warning system ID codes registered by your Lexus dealer. ID codes must be reset when tires or wheels are
replaced.
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n Selecting ID codes
When replacing tires, make sure to select the ID code set that matches
the new tire set. If the incorrect ID code is selected, the tire pressure
warning system will not operate properly.
Tire pressure ID code settings
display
Press < or > repeatedly until the
setting display appears.
Switching ID codes
Press the ON/OFF button to
switch between MAIN and 2nd ID
codes.
n When to replace your vehicle’s tires
Tires should be replaced if:
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l You have tire damage such as cuts, splits, cracks deep enough to expose the
l A tire goes flat repeatedly or cannot be properly repaired due to the size or
location of a cut or other damage
If you are not sure, consult with your Lexus dealer.
n Tire life
Any tire over 6 years old must be checked by a qualified technician even if they
have seldom or never been used or damage is not obvious.
n If the tread wears down below 0.16 in. (4 mm) on snow tires
The effectiveness of snow tires is lost.
n Low profile tires (models not equipped with 16-inch tires)
Generally, low profile tires will wear more rapidly and tire grip performance will be
reduced on snowy and/or icy roads when compared to standard tires. Be sure to
use snow tires or tire chains* on snowy and/or icy roads and drive carefully at a
speed appropriate for road and weather conditions.
*: Tire chains cannot be mounted on 18-inch tires.
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fabric or bulges indicating internal damage
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n Maximum load of tire
Check that the maximum load of the replaced tire is greater than 1/2 of the Gross
Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR) of either the front axle or the rear axle, whichever is
greater.
As for the maximum load of the tire, see the load limit at maximum cold tire inflation
pressure mentioned on the sidewall of the tire, and as for the Gross Axle Weight
Ratings (GAWR), see the Certification Label. (→P. 293, 398).
n Tire types
1 Summer tires
Summer tires are high-speed performance tires best suited to highway driving
under dry conditions. Since summer tires do not have the same traction performance as snow tires, summer tires are inadequate for driving on snow-covered
or icy roads. For driving on snow-covered roads or icy roads, the use of snow tires
is recommended. When installing snow tires, be sure to replace all four tires.
2 All season tires
All season tires are designed to provide better traction in snow and to be adequate for driving in most winter conditions, as well as for use year round. All season tires, however, do not have adequate traction performance compared with
snow tires in heavy or loose snow. Also, all season tires fall short in acceleration
and handling performance compared with summer tires in highway driving.
3 Snow tires
For driving on snow-covered roads or icy roads, we recommend using snow tires.
If you need snow tires, select tires of the same size, construction and load capacity as the originally installed tires. Since your vehicle has radial tires as original
equipment, make sure your snow tires also have radial construction. Do not install
studded tires without first checking local regulations for possible restriction.
Snow tires should be installed on all wheels. (→P. 161)
n Initializing the tire inflation pressure warning system
Initialize the tires with the tire inflation pressure adjusted to the specified level.
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n When the initialization of the tire inflation pressure warning system has failed
Initialization can be completed in a few minutes. However, in the following cases,
the settings have not been recorded and the system will not operate properly. If
repeated attempts to record tire inflation pressure settings are unsuccessful, have
the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer.
l When operating the satellite switch, the warning light does not flash and the set-
ting message does not appear on the multi-information display. (The tires cannot be initialized while the vehicle is moving.)
l After driving for approximately 20 minutes since the initialization has been
completed, the warning light flashes.
n Routine tire inflation pressure checks
The tire inflation pressure warning system does not replace routine tire inflation
pressure checks. Make sure to check tire inflation pressure as part of your routine
of daily vehicle checks.
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n Tire inflation pressure warning system certification
For vehicles sold in the U.S.A.
NOTE:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
NOTICE:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
l Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
l Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
l Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
l Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC WARNING:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
For vehicles sold in Canada
NOTE:
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
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CAUTION
n When inspecting or replacing tires
Observe the following precautions to prevent accidents. Failure to do so may cause
damage to parts of the drive train, as well as dangerous handling characteristics,
which may lead to fatal or injury accidents.
l Do not mix tires of different makes, models, tread patterns or tread wear.
l Do not use tire sizes other than those recommended by Lexus.
l Do not mix radial, bias-belted, or bias-ply tires.
l Do not mix summer, all season and winter tires.
NOTICE
n Repairing or replacing tires, wheels and sensors
l When removing the tires from the wheels, be careful not to damage the system’s
tire inflation warning sensors. Contact your Lexus dealer for details regarding the
removal and installation procedures.
grommets.
n Do not use puncture sealant sprays to repair flats
Puncture sealant sprays may damage tire inflation pressure sensors.
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l When replacing tires, make sure also to replace the tire inflation pressure sensor
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NOTICE
n Driving on rough roads
Take particular care when driving on roads with loose surfaces or pot holes.
These conditions may cause losses in tire air pressure, reducing the cushioning ability of the tires. In addition driving on rough roads may cause damage to the tires
themselves, as well as the vehicle’s wheels and body.
n Low profile tires and wheels
Wheels with profile tires like 17- and 18-inch tires may cause greater damage than
usual to the tire wheel when receiving impact from the road surface. Therefore pay
attention to the following:
l Be sure to use proper tire inflation pressure. If tires are under-inflated, they may
be damaged more severely.
l Avoid pot holes, uneven pavement, curbs and other road hazards.
Failure to do so can lead to severe tire and wheel damage.
n If tire inflation pressures become low while driving
Do not continue driving, or your tires and/or wheels may be ruined.
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Tire inflation pressure
n Tire inflation pressure
The recommended cold tire inflation pressure and tire size is displayed on the tire and loading information label. (→P. 389)
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n Inspection and adjustment procedure
Tire valve
Tire pressure gauge
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
STEP 4
STEP 5
STEP 6
Remove the tire valve cap.
Press the tip of the tire pressure gauge onto the tire valve.
Read the pressure using the graduations of the gauge.
If the tire inflation pressure is not within the recommended levels, adjust inflate the tire.
If you add too much air, press the center of the valve to lower.
After completing the tire inflation pressure measurement and
adjustment, apply soapy water to the valve and check for leakage.
Reinstall the tire valve cap.
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n Tire inflation pressure check interval
You should check tire pressure every two weeks, or at least once a month.
Do not forget to check the spare.
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n Effects of incorrect tire inflation pressure
Driving with incorrect tire pressure may result in the following:
l Reduced fuel efficiency
l Reduced driving comfort and tire life
l Reduced safety
l Damage to the drive train
If a tire needs frequent refilling, have it checked by your Lexus dealer.
n Instructions for checking tire pressure
When checking tire inflation pressure, observe the following:
l Check only when the tires are cold.
If your vehicle has been parked for at least 3 hours and has not been driven for
more than 1 mile or 1.5 km, you will get an accurate cold tire inflation pressure
reading.
l Always use a tire pressure gauge.
The appearance of the tire can be misleading. In addition, tire inflation pressures
that are even just a few pounds off can degrade ride and handling.
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l Do not bleed or reduce tire inflation pressure after driving. It is normal for the
l Never exceed the vehicle capacity weight.
Passengers and luggage weight should be placed so that the vehicle is balanced.
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tire inflation pressure to be higher after driving.
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CAUTION
n Proper inflation is critical to save tire performance
Keep your tires properly inflated. Otherwise, the following conditions may occur
and result in an accident causing death or serious injury.
l Excessive wear
l Uneven wear
l Poor handling
l Possibility of blowouts resulting from overheated tires
l Poor sealing of the tire bead
l Wheel deformation and/or tire separation
l A greater possibility of tire damage from road hazards
NOTICE
n When inspecting and adjusting tire pressure
Be sure to reinstall the tire valve caps.
Without the valve caps, dirt or moisture could get into the valve and cause air leakage, which could result in an accident. If the caps have been lost, replace them as
soon as possible.
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Wheels
If a wheel is bent, cracked or heavily corroded, it should be replaced. Otherwise, the tire may separate from the wheel or cause loss of handling control.
n Wheel selection
When replacing wheels, care should be taken to ensure that they
are equivalent to those removed in load capacity, diameter, rim
width, and offset.
Replacement wheels are available at your Lexus dealer.
Lexus does not recommend using:
• Wheels of different sizes or types
• Used wheels
• Bent wheels that have been straightened
n Aluminum wheel precautions
l Use only Lexus wheel nuts and wrenches designed for use with
your aluminum wheels.
l Be careful not to damage the aluminum wheels when using tire
chains.
l Use only Lexus genuine balance weights or equivalent and a
plastic or rubber hammer when balancing your wheels.
n When replacing wheels
The wheels of your Lexus are equipped with sensors that allow the tire pressure
warning system sensors to provide advanced warning in the event of a loss in tire
pressure. Whenever wheels are replaced, the tire inflation pressure sensors must
be switched over from the old wheels. (→P. 285)
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l When rotating, repairing or changing your tires, check that the
wheel nuts are still tight after driving 1000 miles (1600 km).
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CAUTION
n When replacing wheels
l Do not use wheels that are a different size from those recommended in the
Owner’s Manual, as this may result in loss of handling control.
l Never use an inner tube in a leaking wheel which is designed for a tubeless tire.
Doing so may result in an accident, causing serious injury or death.
NOTICE
n Replacing tire inflation pressure sensors
l Because tire repair or replacement may affect the tire pressure sensors, make
sure to have tires serviced by your Lexus dealer or other qualified service shop. In
addition, make sure to purchase your tire pressure sensors at your Lexus dealer.
l Ensure that only Genuine Lexus wheels are used on your vehicle.
Tire pressure sensors may not work properly with non-genuine wheels.
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Air conditioning filter
The air conditioning filter must be cleaned or changed regularly to maintain air conditioning efficiency.
n Removal method
STEP 1 Set the air conditioning system to recirculated mode.
The air conditioning filter case cannot be removed with the system in
the outside air mode.
STEP 2
STEP 3
Turn the engine switch OFF.
Open the glove box. Lift and
remove the partition.
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Remove the filter cover.
STEP 5
Remove the filter case.
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n Cleaning method
If the filter is dirty, clean by blowing compressed air through the
filter from the downward side.
Hold the air gun 2 in. (5 cm)
from the filter and blow for
approximately 2 minutes at
72 psi (500 kPa, 5.0 kgf/cm2
or bar).
If it is not available, have the
filter cleaned by your Lexus
dealer.
n Replacement method
Remove the air conditioning filter from the filter case and
replace it with a new one.
The ↑UP marks shown on the
filter and the filter case should
be pointing up.
n Checking interval
Inspect and replace the air conditioning filter according to the maintenance schedule. In dusty areas or areas with heavy traffic flow, early replacement may be
required. (For scheduled maintenance information, please refer to the "Owner's
Manual Supplement/Scheduled Maintenance".)
n If air flow from the vents decreases dramatically
The filter may be clogged. Check the filter and replace if necessary.
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NOTICE
n To prevent damage to the system
l When using the air conditioning system, make sure that a filter is always installed.
l When cleaning the filter, do not clean the filter with water.
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Electronic key battery
Replace the battery with a new one if it is discharged.
n You will need the following items:
l Flathead screwdriver
l Small Phillips-head screwdriver
l Lithium battery (CR1632)
n Replacing the battery
STEP 1
Take out the mechanical key.
STEP 2
Remove the cover.
STEP 3
Remove the depleted battery.
Insert a new battery with the +
terminal facing up.
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n If the electronic key battery is discharged
The following symptoms may occur.
l The smart access system with push-button start and wireless remote control will
not function properly.
l The operational range is reduced.
n Use a CR1632 lithium battery
l Batteries can be purchased at your Lexus dealer, jewelers, or camera stores.
l Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by a Lexus dealer.
l Dispose of used batteries according to the local laws.
CAUTION
n Removed battery and other parts
Keep away from children.
These parts are small and if swallowed by a child they can cause choking.
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NOTICE
n For normal operation after replacing the battery
Observe the following precautions to prevent accidents.
l Always work with dry hands.
Moisture may cause the battery to rust.
l Do not touch or move any other components inside the remote control.
l Do not bend either of the battery terminals.
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Checking and replacing fuses
If any of the electrical components do not operate, a fuse may have blown.
If this happens, check and replace the fuses as necessary.
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
Turn the engine switch OFF.
Remove the engine compartment cover.
→P. 271
Open the fuse box cover.
Engine compartment
(type A)
Push the tabs in and lift the lid
off.
Engine compartment
(type B)
Push the tabs in and lift the lid
off.
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Driver's side
panel
Remove the lid.
instrument
Passenger's side instrument
panel
Remove the lid.
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STEP 5
After a system failure, see “Fuse layout and amperage ratings”
(→P. 308) for details about which fuse to check.
Remove the fuse with the pullout tool.
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STEP 6
Check if the fuse has blown.
Type A and B :
Normal fuse
Blown fuse
Replace it with one of an appropriate amperage rating. The
amperage rating can be found
on the fuse box lid.
Type A
Type B
Type C and D :
Normal fuse
Blown fuse
Contact your Lexus dealer.
Type C
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Type D
Removing the front controller (engine compartment: type B)
Lift the lid off while pushing the
tabs on either side.
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Fuse layout and amperage ratings
n Engine compartment (type A)
Fuse
Ampere
Circuit
1
ABS NO.3
25A
2
PWR HTR
25A
3
TURN-HAZ
15A
Emergency flashers, turn signals
4
IG2 MAIN
20A
IG2, IGN, GAUGE
5
RAD NO.2
30A
Audio
6
D/C CUT
20A
DOME, MPX-B
7
RAD NO.1
30A
Audio
VDIM
8
MPX-B
10A
Headlights, front fog lights, parking
lights, license plate lights, windshield
washer, horn, power door lock system,
power windows, power seats, electric
tilt and telescopic steering column,
meter, smart access system with pushbutton start, outside rear view mirrors,
air conditioning system, security system
9
DOME
10A
Interior lights, meter
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Fuse
Ampere
Circuit
FR CTRL-B, ETCS, ALT-S, steering
lock system, exhaust system
10
E/G-B
60 A
11
DIESEL GLW
80 A
12
ABS1
50 A
VSC, VDIM
13
RH J/B-B
30A
Power door lock system, smart access
system with push-button start
14
MAIN
30A
Headlight low beams
15
STARTER
30A
Smart access system with push-button
start
16
LH J/B-B
30A
Power door lock system, SECURITY
17
P/I-B
60 A
Multiport fuel injection system/
sequential multiport fuel injection system
18
EPS
80 A
Power steering
ALT
150 A
20
GLW PLG1
50 A
PTC heater
21
RH J/B-AM
80 A
OBD, STOP SW, TI&TE, FR P/SEAT
RH, RAD NO.3, ECU-IG RH,
RH-IG, FR S/HTR RH, ACC, CIG,
PWR OUTLET
22
ABS2
30A
VSC
23
DEFOG
50 A
Rear window defogger
24
FAN2
40 A
Electric cooling fans
25
FAN1
40 A
Electric cooling fans
26
HEATER
50 A
Air conditioning system
Maintenance and care
19
LH J/B-AM, E/G-AM, GLW PLG2,
HEATER, FAN1, FAN2, DEFOG,
ABS2, RH J/B-AM, GLW PLG1,
LH J/B-B, RH J/B-B
4
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Fuse
Ampere
27
GLW PLG2
50 A
PTC heater
28
E/G-AM
60 A
Headlight cleaners, front fog lights,
parking lights, air conditioning system
80 A
S/ROOF, FR P/SEAT LH, TV NO.1,
A/C, FUEL/OPEN, PSB, FR WIP,
H-LP LVL, LH-IG, ECU-IG LH,
PANEL, TAIL, MIR HTR,
FR S/HTR LH
29
310
LH J/B-AM
Circuit
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
n Engine compartment (type B)
Fuse
Ampere
Circuit
1
FR CTRL-B
25A
Headlight high beam, horn
2
A/F
15A
Exhaust system
ETCS
10A
4
ALT-S
7.5 A
Charging system
5
STR LOCK
25A
Steering lock
6
H-LP CLN
30A
Headlight cleaner
7
A/C COMP
7.5 A
Air conditioning system
8
DEICER
25A
9
FR CTRL-AM
30A
Front fog lights, parking lights, windshield washer
10
IG2
10A
Ignition system
11
EFI NO.2
10A
Fuel system, exhaust system
12
H-LP R LWR
15A
Headlight low beam (right)
13
H-LP L LWR
15A
Headlight low beam (left)
Maintenance and care
3
Multiport fuel injection system/
sequential multiport fuel injection system
4
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Fuse
Ampere
Circuit
14
F/PMP
25A
Fuel system
15
EFI
25A
Multiport fuel injection system/
sequential multiport fuel injection system
16
INJ
20A
Multiport fuel injection system/
sequential multiport fuel injection system
17
H-LP UPR
15A
Headlight high beams
18
HORN
10A
Horns
19
WASHER
20A
Windshield washer
20
FR TAIL
10A
Parking lights
21
FR FOG
15A
Front fog lights
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n Driver’s side instrument panel
Ampere
Circuit
1
FR P/SEAT LH
30A
Power seat
2
A/C
7.5 A
Air conditioning system
3
MIR HTR
15A
Outside rear view mirror defoggers
4
TV NO.1
10A
Display
5
FUEL OPEN
10A
Fuel filler door opener
6
TV NO.2
7.5 A
7
PSB
30A
Pre-collision seat belt
8
S/ROOF
25A
Electric moon roof
9
TAIL
10A
Tail lights, license plate lights, parking
lights
10
PANEL
7.5 A
Switch illumination, air conditioning
system, display
11
RR FOG
7.5 A
12
ECU-IG LH
10A
Cruise control, air conditioning system, power steering, rain sensor, antiglare inside rear view mirror, shift lock
system, moon roof, tire inflation pressure warning system
13
FR S/HTR LH
15A
Seat heaters and ventilators
4
Maintenance and care
Fuse
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Fuse
Ampere
Circuit
14
RR DOOR LH
20A
Power windows
15
FR DOOR LH
20A
Power windows
16
SECURITY
7.5 A
Smart access system with push-button
start
17
H-LP LVL
7.5 A
AFS
18
LH-IG
10A
Charging system, headlight cleaner,
rear window defogger, electric cooling fans, emergency flashers, turn signal lights, back-up lights, stop lights,
mirror heaters, sun shade, seat belts,
Lexus parking assist-sensor, cruise
control, air conditioning system, PTC
heater
19
FR WIP
30A
Windshield wipers
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4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
n Passenger’s side instrument panel
Fuse
Ampere
Circuit
1
FR P/SEAT RH
30A
Power seat
2
DOOR DL
15A
3
OBD
7.5 A
On-board diagnosis system
4
STOP SW
7.5 A
Stop lights
TI & TE
20A
6
RAD NO.3
10A
Audio
7
GAUGE
7.5 A
Meter
8
IGN
10A
SRS airbag system, cruise control,
steering lock system, fuel system
4
9
ACC
7.5 A
Lexus link system, clock, air conditioning system, audio, display, outside rear
view mirrors, smart access system
with push-button start
10
CIG
15A
Cigarette lighter
11
PWR OUTLET
15A
Power outlet
12
RR DOOR RH
20A
Power windows
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Maintenance and care
5
Electric tilt and telescopic steering
column
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Fuse
Ampere
Circuit
13
FR DOOR RH
20A
Power windows, outside rear view
mirrors
14
AM2
15A
Smart access system with push-button
start
15
RH-IG
7.5 A
Seat belts, Lexus parking assist-sensor, automatic transmission, seat
heater and ventilator
16
FR S/HTR RH
15A
Seat heaters and ventilators
10A
Power seats, smart access system with
push-button start, AWD system, outside rear view mirrors, VDIM, VSC,
air conditioning system, pre-collision
seat belt, electric tilt and telescopic
steering, power windows, navigation
system
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ECU-IG RH
n After a fuse is replaced
l If the lights do not turn on even after the fuse has been replaced, a bulb may
need replacement. (→P. 319)
l If the replaced fuse blows again, have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus
dealer.
n If there is an overload in the circuits
The fuses are designed to blow before the entire wiring harness is damaged.
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CAUTION
n To prevent system breakdowns and vehicle fire
l Observe the following precautions.
Failing to do so may cause damage, and possibly a fire or injury.
l Never use a fuse of a higher amperage rating than indicated, or use any other
object in place of a fuse.
l Always use a genuine Lexus fuse or equivalent.
Never replace a fuse with a wire, even as a temporary fix.
This can cause extensive damage or even fire.
l Do not modify fuses or the fuse box.
NOTICE
n Before replacing fuses
Have the cause of electrical overload determined and repaired by your Lexus
dealer.
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Maintenance and care
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Headlight aim
n Vertical movement adjusting bolts
Adjustment bolt A
Adjustment bolt B
n Before checking the headlight aim
STEP 1 Make sure the vehicle has a full tank of gas and the area around
the headlight is not deformed.
STEP 2 Park the vehicle on level ground.
STEP 3 Sit in the driver’s seat.
STEP 4 Bounce the vehicle several times.
n Adjusting the headlight aim
Turn bolt A in either direction
STEP 1
using a Phillips-head screwdriver.
Remember the turning direction
and the number of turns in mind.
STEP 2
Turn bolt B the same number of
turns and in the same direction
as step 1 using a Phillips-head
screwdriver.
If the error is over the value
specified above, take the vehicle
to your Lexus dealer to adjust
the headlight aim.
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4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Light bulbs
You may replace the following bulbs yourself. For more information about
replacing other light bulbs, contact your Lexus dealer.
n Preparing a replacement light bulb
Check the wattage of the light bulb being replaced. (→P. 394)
n Removing the engine compartment cover
→P. 271
n Front bulb locations
Parking light
Headlight
high beam
4
Maintenance and care
n Rear bulb locations
Back-up light
Rear turn signal light
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Replacing light bulbs
n Headlight high beams
STEP 1
Release the lock and remove the
cover.
STEP 2
Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.
STEP 3
Unplug the connector while
depressing the lock release.
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4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
n Parking lights
STEP 1
Release the lock and remove the
cover.
STEP 2
Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.
4
Remove the light bulb.
Maintenance and care
STEP 3
n Back-up light
STEP 1
Open the trunk door and remove
the trunk panel cover clips.
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STEP 2
Partly remove the trunk panel
cover and turn bulb bases counterclockwise.
STEP 3
Remove the light bulb.
n Rear turn signal lights
STEP 1
Open the trunk door and remove
the cover.
STEP 2
Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.
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STEP 3
Remove the light bulb.
n Bulbs other than the above
If any of the bulbs listed below has burnt out, have your Lexus dealer
replace it.
l Headlight low beams (halogen bulbs)
l Headlight high and low beams (discharge bulbs)
l Front fog lights
4
l Front turn signal lights
Maintenance and care
l Front side marker lights
l Stop/tail lights
l Tail lights
l Rear side marker lights
l High mounted stoplight
l License plate lights
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n When replacing the front left headlight and parking light bulbs
Remove the securing bolt and move the
washer fluid filler opening to allow easy
access to the light bulbs.
After replacing the bulbs, make sure to
secure the washer fluid filler opening with the
bolt.
n Condensation build-up on the inside of the lens
Contact your Lexus dealer for more information in the following situations. Temporary condensation build-up on the inside of the headlight lens does not indicate a
malfunction.
l Large drops of water are built up on the inside of the lens.
l Water has built up inside the headlight.
n Discharge headlights
If voltage to the discharge bulbs is insufficient, the bulbs may not come on, or may
go out temporarily. The discharge bulbs will come on when normal power is
restored.
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CAUTION
n Replacing light bulbs
l Turn off the headlights. Do not attempt to replace the bulb immediately after turn-
ing off the headlights.
The bulbs become very hot and may cause burns.
l Do not touch the glass portion of the light bulb with bare hands. Hold the bulb by
the plastic or metal portion.
If the bulb is scratched or dropped it may blow out or crack.
l Fully install light bulbs and any parts used to secure them. Failing to do so may
result in heat damage, fire, or water entering the headlight unit. This may damage
the headlights or cause condensation to build up on the lens.
l Do not attempt to take apart or repair the low beam headlight bulbs, connectors,
power supply circuits, or related components.
Doing so could result in electric shock and serious injury or death.
n Discharge headlights
l Contact your Lexus dealer before replacing discharge headlights (including light
bulbs).
the headlights are turned on.
An extremely high voltage of 20000 V will be discharged and could result in
serious injury or death by electric shock.
n To prevent damage or fire
Make sure bulbs are fully seated and locked.
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Maintenance and care
l Do not touch the high-intensity discharge headlight’s high voltage socket when
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4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
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5-1. Essential information
If your vehicle needs to be towed
If towing is necessary, we recommend having your vehicle towed by your
Lexus dealer or a commercial towing service, using a lift-type truck or a flat
bed truck.
Use a safety chain system for all towing, and abide by all state/provincial
and local laws.
If towing from the rear, the vehicle’s front wheels and axles must be in good
condition. (→P. 332)
If they are damaged, use a towing dolly or flat bed truck.
Before towing
The following may indicate a problem with your transmission. Contact
your Lexus dealer before towing.
l The engine is running, but the vehicle will not move.
l The vehicle makes an abnormal sound.
Emergency towing
If a tow truck is not available, in an emergency your vehicle may be temporarily towed using a cable or chain secured to the emergency towing
eyelet(s). This should only attempted on hard, surfaced roads for short
distances at low speeds.
A driver must be in the vehicle to steer and operate the brakes. The vehicle’s wheels, drive train, axles, steering and brakes must be in good condition.
Towing eyelets
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n Emergency towing procedure
STEP 1 Release the parking brake.
STEP 2 Put the transmission in N.
STEP 3 Put the engine switch in ACC mode (engine off) or IG-ON mode (engine
running).
CAUTION
n Caution while towing
l Use extreme caution when towing the vehicle.
Avoid sudden starts or erratic driving maneuvers which place excessive stress on
the emergency towing eyelets and the cables or chains.
l If the engine is not running, the power assist for the brakes and steering will not
function, making steering and braking more difficult.
NOTICE
n To prevent causing serious damage to the transmission
(for vehicles with an automatic transmission)
5
Never tow this vehicle from the front with the rear wheels on the ground.
This may cause serious damage to the transmission.
When trouble arises
n When towing a vehicle without using a towing dolly
(for vehicles with a manual transmission)
The engine switch must not be OFF.
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5-1. Essential information
Installing towing eyelets
STEP 1
Remove the eyelet cover using a
flat head screwdriver.
To protect the bodywork, place a
rag between the screwdriver and
the vehicle body, as shown in the
illustration.
STEP 2
Insert the towing eyelet into the
hole and tighten partially by hand.
STEP 3
Tighten down the towing eyelet
securely using a wheel nut wrench.
n Location of the emergency towing eyelet
→P. 358
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CAUTION
n Installing towing eyelets to the vehicle
Make sure that towing eyelets are installed securely.
If not securely installed, towing eyelets may come loose during towing. This may
lead to accidents that cause serious injury or even death.
Towing with a sling-type truck
NOTICE
n To prevent body damage
5
Do not tow with a sling type truck, either from the front or rear.
When trouble arises
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Towing with a wheel lift-type truck
From front
Vehicles with an automatic transmission: Use a towing dolly under
the rear wheels.
Vehicles with a manual transmissions: We recommend to use a
towing dolly under the rear wheels.
When not using a towing dolly, turn
the engine switch to ACC mode
and shift the shift lever to N.
NOTICE
n To prevent causing serious damage to the transmission
(for vehicles with an automatic transmission)
Never tow this vehicle from the front with the rear wheels on the ground.
n When towing a vehicle without using a towing dolly
(for vehicles with a manual transmission)
The engine switch must not be OFF.
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5-1. Essential information
Switch to ACC mode so that the
steering wheel is unlocked.
From the rear (2WD models)
Use a towing dolly under the front
wheel.
From the rear (AWD models)
NOTICE
5
n To prevent damaging the vehicle
The steering lock mechanism is not strong enough to hold the front wheel
straight.
l When raising the vehicle, ensure adequate ground clearance for towing at the
opposite end of the raised vehicle. Without adequate clearance, the vehicle
could be damaged while being towed.
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When trouble arises
l Do not tow the vehicle with the engine switch OFF.
5-1. Essential information
Using a flat bed truck
If your Lexus is transported by a
flat bed truck, it should be tied
down at the locations shown in the
illustration.
If you use chains or cables to tie
down your vehicle, the angles
shaded in black must be 45°.
Do not overly tighten the tie downs
or the vehicle may be damaged.
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5-1. Essential information
If you think something is wrong
If you notice any of the following symptoms, your vehicle probably needs
adjustment or repair. Contact your Lexus dealer as soon as possible.
n Visible symptoms
l Fluid leaks under the vehicle
(Water dripping from the air conditioning after use is normal.)
l Flat-looking tires or uneven tire wear
l Engine coolant temperature gauge needle continually points
higher than normal
n Audible symptoms
l Changes in exhaust sound
l Excessive tire squeal when cornering
l Strange noises related to the suspension system
l Pinging or other noises related to the engine
n Operational symptoms
l Engine missing, stumbling or running rough
l Appreciable loss of power
5
l Vehicle pulls heavily to one side when braking
l Loss of brake effectiveness, spongy feeling, pedal almost touches
the floor
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When trouble arises
l Vehicle pulls heavily to one side when driving on a level road
5-1. Essential information
Fuel pump shut off system
To minimize the risk of fuel leakage when the engine stalls or an airbag
inflates upon collision, the fuel pump shut off system stops supplying fuel to
the engine.
Follow the procedure below to restart the engine after the system is activated.
STEP 1
Switch to ACC mode or OFF.
STEP 2
Restart the engine.
NOTICE
n Before starting the engine
Inspect the ground under the vehicle.
If you find that fuel has leaked on to the ground, the fuel system has been damaged
and is in need of repair. Do not restart the engine.
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Event data recorder
Your vehicle has computers that monitor and control certain aspects of
your vehicle. These computers assist in driving and maintaining optimal
vehicle performance.
Besides storing data useful for troubleshooting, there is an event data
recorder (EDR) that records data in a crash or a near car crash event.
In a crash or a near car crash event
The SRS airbag sensor assembly contains the EDR. In a crash or a near
car crash event, this device may record some or all of the following information:
l Engine speed
l Whether the brake pedal was applied or not
l Vehicle speed
l To what extent the accelerator pedal was depressed
l Position of the transmission shift lever
5
l Whether the driver and front passenger wore seat belts or not
When trouble arises
l Driver's seat position
l SRS airbag deployment data
l SRS airbag system diagnostic data
If your vehicles is equipped with a vehicle stability control (VSC) system
The VSC Electronic Control Unit (ECU) may contain another EDR. In
case the VSC or Brake Assist system is activated, or the lateral acceleration is beyond a certain valve, this device may record some or all of the
following information:
l Behavior of the vehicle
l Steering wheel angle
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l Vehicle speed
l To what extent the accelerator pedal was depressed
l To what extent the brake pedal was applied
l To what extent the ECU controlled the condition of the 4 wheels
l Vehicle stability control system diagnostic data
The information above is intended to be used for the purpose of improving vehicle safety performance. Unlike general data recorders, the EDR
does not record sound data such as conversation between passengers.
Disclosure of the data
Lexus will not disclose the data recorded in an EDR to a third party
except when:
l An agreement from the vehicle's owner (or the leasing company for a
leased vehicle) is obtained
l Officially requested by the police or other authorities
l Used as a defense for Lexus in a law suit
l Ordered by a court law
However, if necessary Lexus will:
l Use the data for research on Lexus vehicle safety performance
l Disclose the data to a third party for research purposes without disclosing details of the vehicle owner, and only when it is deemed necessary
l Disclose summarized data cleared of vehicle identification information
to a non-Lexus organization for research purposes
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If a warning light turns on or a warning buzzer sounds...
Calmly perform the following actions if any of the warning lights turn on or
flash. If a light turns on or flashes, but then turns off, this does not necessarily indicate a malfunction in the system.
Stop the vehicle immediately. Continuing to drive the vehicle may be dangerous.
The following warning indicates a possible problem in the brake system.
Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and contact your Lexus
dealer.
Warning light
Warning light/Details
Brake system warning light (warning buzzer)*
(U.S.A.) • Low brake fluid
• Malfunction in the brake booster system
This light also comes on when the parking brake is not
(Canada)
released. If the light turns off after the parking brake is fully
released the system is operating normally.
*: Parking brake engaged warning buzzer:
→P. 349
5
When trouble arises
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Stop the vehicle immediately.
The following warnings indicate the possibility of damage to the vehicle
that may lead to an accident. Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place
and contact your Lexus dealer.
Warning light
Warning light/Details
Charging system warning light
Indicates a malfunction in the vehicle’s charging system.
Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately.
Failing to investigate the cause of the following warnings may lead to the
system operating abnormally and possibly cause an accident. Have the
vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately.
Warning light
Warning light/Details
Malfunction indicator lamp
(U.S.A.)
Indicates a malfunction in:
• The electronic engine control system;
(Canada) • The electronic throttle control system; or
• The electronic automatic transmission control system.
SRS warning light
Indicates a malfunction in:
• The SRS airbag system; or
• The seat belt pretensioner system.
340
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Warning light
Warning light/Details
ABS warning light
Indicates a malfunction in:
• The ABS;
(Canada)
• The brake assist system.
(U.S.A.)
Electric power steering system warning light
• Indicates a malfunction in the EPS (Electric Power Steering)
system.
Pre-collision system warning light (if equipped)
• Indicates a malfunction in the pre-collision system.
Follow the correction procedures.
After taking the specified steps to correct the suspected problem, check
that the warning light turns off.
Warning light
Warning light/Details
Check that all doors and the
trunk are closed.
Low fuel level warning light
Remaining fuel
Refuel the vehicle.
(Approximately 2.9 gal. [11 L,
2.4 Imp.gal.] or less)
(On the instrument cluster)
Driver’s seat belt reminder
light (warning buzzer)*2
Warns the driver to fasten
his/her seat belt.
5
When trouble arises
Open door warning light
(warning buzzer)*1
Indicates that a door or a
trunk is not fully closed.
Correction procedure
Fasten the seat belt.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Warning light
(On the center
cluster)
Warning light/Details
Correction procedure
Front passenger’s seat belt
reminder light
(warning buzzer)*2
Fasten the seat belt.
Warns the front passenger to
fasten his/her seat belt.
Low tire pressure warning
light
Indicates low tire pressure.
Adjust the tire pressure.
A malfunction in the tire pressure warning system.
→P. 345
Master warning light
A buzzer sounds and the
warning light comes on and
flashes to indicate that the
master warning system has
detected a malfunction.
→P. 344
*1:Open door warning buzzer:
→P. 349
*2:Driver's and front passenger’s seat belt reminders:
The driver’s and front passenger’s seat belts reminder sounds to alert the driver
and front passenger that his or her sear belt is not fastened. The buzzer sounds
intermittently for 10 seconds after the vehicle has reached a speed of at least 12
mph (20 km/h). Then, if the seat belt is still unfastened, the buzzer will sound in a
different tone for 20 more seconds.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
n If the electronic engine control system warning light comes on while driving
First check the following:
l Is the fuel empty?
If it is, fill the fuel tank immediately.
l Is the fuel tank cap loose?
If it is, tighten it securely.
The light will go off after taking several driving trips.
If the light does not go off even after several trips, contact your Lexus dealer as soon
as possible.
n Front passenger detection sensor and passenger seat belt reminder
l If luggage is placed on the front passenger seat, the front passenger detection
sensor may cause the warning light to flash, even if a passenger is not sitting in
the seat.
l If a cushion is placed on the seat, the sensor may not detect a passenger, and the
warning light may not operate properly.
5
When trouble arises
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If a warning message is displayed
If a warning is shown on the multi-information display, stay calm and perform the following actions:
Master warning light
The master warning light also
comes on or flashes in order to
indicate that a message is currently being displayed on the
multi-information display.
Multi-information display
If any of the warning light turns on again after performing the following
actions, contact your Lexus dealer.
Stop the vehicle immediately.
A buzzer sounds and a warning message is shown on the multi-information display. The following warnings indicate the possibility of damage to
the vehicle that may lead to an accident. Immediately stop the vehicle in a
safe place and contact your Lexus dealer.
Warning message
Details
Indicates an abnormal engine oil pressure.
The warning light may turn on if the engine oil pressure is too low.
(Flashing)
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately.
A buzzer sounds and a warning message is shown on the multi-information display. Failing to investigate the cause of the following warnings may
lead to the system operating abnormally and possibly cause an accident.
Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately.
Warning message
Details
Indicates a malfunction in the AWD system.
(If equipped)
Indicates a malfunction in the tire pressure warning
(Flashing and then system. (→P. 284)
continuously on)
(Flashing)
345
When trouble arises
Indicates a malfunction in the steering lock system.
5
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Warning message
Details
Indicates a malfunction in the pre-collision system.
(If equipped)
Indicates Lexus parking assist-sensor malfunction.
The malfunctioning assist-sensor is shown flashing on
the display.
(If equipped)
(If equipped)
(Flashing)
346
Indicates a malfunction in the radar cruise control
system.
Stop the vehicle in a safe place. Switch the engine
switch to OFF and then to IG-ON mode again to
reset the cruise control system.
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
n If the tire pressure warning system is inoperative
The tire pressure warning system may become inoperative in the following circumstances:
l The vehicle’s wheels have not been equipped with tire pressure sensors.
l The sensor batteries are dead.
l If wireless frequencies the same as those used by the sensors are being used by
other facilities or equipment in the vicinity of the vehicle.
l If snow or ice has collected on or around the wheel or wheelhouse.
l If non-genuine wheels are used on the vehicle.
l When driving with tire chains.
l If wireless devices or other equipment that operate on similar frequencies to
those used by the sensors are being used
l If the select switch is used to select the wrong set of sensors (wheels)
l If the tire pressure was not set to the specified level when the system was initial-
ized
NOTICE
n Precaution when installing a different tire
5
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When trouble arises
When a tire of a different specification or maker is installed, the tire pressure warning system may not operate properly.
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately.
Failing to investigate the cause of the following warning may lead to the
system operating abnormally and possibly cause an accident. Have the
vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately.
Warning message
Details
Indicates a malfunction in the TRAC, VSC or hillstart assist control systems.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Follow the correction procedures.
A buzzer sounds and a warning message is shown on the multi-information display. After taking the specified steps to correct the suspected
problem, check that the warning message turns off.
Warning message
Details
Correction procedure
Indicates that one or
more of the doors is not
fully closed.
The system also indicates which doors are
not fully closed.
flashes and a
Make sure that all of the
doors are closed.
buzzer sounds to indicate that one or more of
the doors is not fully
closed (with the vehicle
having reached a speed
of 3 mph [5 km/h]).
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When trouble arises
Indicates that the hood is
not fully closed.
flashes and a
buzzer sounds to indiClose the hood.
cate that hood is not fully
closed (with the vehicle
having reached a speed
of 3mph [5km/h]).
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Warning message
Details
Correction procedure
Indicates that the trunk is
not fully closed.
flashes and a
buzzer sounds to indiClose the trunk.
cate that trunk is not fully
closed (with the vehicle
having reached a speed
of 3mph [5km/h]).
(Flashing)
Indicates that the moon
roof is not fully closed
(with the engine switch
OFF and the driver’s
door opened).
(Flashing)
Indicates that the parking
brake is still engaged
Release the parking
(with the vehicle having
brake.
reached a speed of more
than 3 mph [5 km/h]).
Close the moon roof.
Indicates that the washer
Add washer fluid.
fluid level is low.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Warning message
Details
Correction procedure
Indicates that engine oil
level is low.
Check the level of engine
oil, and add if necessary.
Indicates that the engine
oil is scheduled to be
changed.
(U.S.A. only)
Comes on approximately
4500 miles (7200 km)
Check the engine oil, and
after the engine oil is
change if necessary.
changed. (The indicator
will not work properly
unless the oil maintenance data has been
reset).
Indicates that the engine
oil should be changed.
Comes on approximately
5000 miles (8000 km) Check and change the
engine oil.
after the engine oil is
changed (and the oil
maintenance data has
been reset).
When trouble arises
(U.S.A. only)
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Warning message
(Flashing)
Details
Correction procedure
Indicates low tire pressure.
Check the tire pressure,
and adjust to the appropriate level.
Indicates that the precollision system is not
currently functional.
Clean the grille and the
sensor.
This message appears
when the pre-collision
system is hot. In this case,
wait until the system
cools down.
Indicates that Lexus
parking assist-sensor is
dirty or covered with ice.
Clean the sensor.
Indicates that the radar
cruise control sensor is
dirty or covered with ice.
Clean the sensor.
(If equipped)
(If equipped)
(If equipped)
(Flashing)
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Warning message
(Flashing and then continuously on)
(If equipped)
Details
Correction procedure
Indicates that the radar
cruise control system is
unable to judge vehicleto-vehicle distance.
• Switch the driving mode
to either the normal or
PWR mode.
• If the windshield wipers
are on, turn them off or
set them to either the
intermittent or the slow
mode.
Indicates that your vehicle is nearing the vehicle
ahead (in radar cruise
mode).
Slow the vehicle by applying the brakes.
(Flashing)
(Flashing)
(If equipped)
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n Changing the engine oil (U.S.A. only)
Make sure to reset the oil change system. (→P. 272)
In the following cases, the warning light may not be displayed even if vehicle-tovehicle distance closes.
l When your vehicle and the vehicle ahead are traveling at the same speed or the
vehicle ahead is traveling more quickly than your vehicle
l When the vehicle ahead is traveling at a very low speed
l Immediately after cruise control speed is set
l At the instant the accelerator pedal is depressed
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n Warning light display in radar cruise mode
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
CAUTION
n Maintenance of the tires
Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold
and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on
the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label (tire and load information label).
(If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the vehicle
placard or tire inflation pressure label [tire and load information label], you should
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire pressure
monitoring system (TPMS-tire pressure warning system) that illuminates a low tire
pressure telltale (tire pressure warning light) when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale (tire pressure warning light) illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly underinflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation
also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle's handling
and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS (tire pressure warning system) is not a substitute for
proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver's responsibility to maintain correct tire
pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of
the TPMS low tire pressure telltale (tire pressure warning light).
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Follow the correction procedures.
After taking the specified steps to correct the suspected problem, check
that the warning light turns off.
Interior Exterior
buzzer buzzer
Once
Warning message
⎯
(Comes on for 8 seconds.)
(Flashing)
Once 3 times
(Flashing)
Details
Correction
procedure
Indicates that the
electronic key is
Confirm the locanot present when tion of the elecattempting to start tronic key.
the engine.
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Indicates that a
door other than
the driver’s door
has been opened
or closed with the Confirm the locaengine switch in
tion of the elecany mode other
tronic key.
than OFF and the
electronic key
outside of the
detection area.
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Interior Exterior
buzzer buzzer
Once 3 times
Warning message
(For vehicles with an
automatic transmission)
(Flashing)
Once
Continuous
(Displayed alternately)
(For vehicles with an
automatic transmission)
(Flashing)
Once
Correction
procedure
Indicates that the
driver’s door has
been opened or
closed with the
shift lever in P, the
engine switch in
any mode other
than OFF and the
electronic key
outside of the
detection area.
Turn the engine
switch OFF or
confirm the location of the electronic key.
Indicates that the
driver’s door has
been opened or
closed (with the
• Shift the shift
shift lever out of in
lever to P.
P, the engine
• Confirm the
switch in any
location of the
mode other than
electronic key.
OFF and the electronic key outside
of the detection
area).
Indicates that the
key battery is low.
⎯
(Flashing)
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Details
Replace the battery. (→P. 302)
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Interior Exterior
buzzer buzzer
Once
Warning message
⎯
(For vehicles with an
automatic transmission)
Once
⎯
(For vehicles with a
manual transmission)
⎯
(Flashing)
Correction
procedure
Indicates that a
door has been
opened or closed
and the engine
switch has been
switched twice to
ACC mode from
OFF.
Press the engine
switch while
applying the
brakes.
Indicates that a
door has been
opened or closed
and the engine
switch has been
switched twice to
ACC mode from
OFF.
Press the engine
switch while
depressing the
clutch pedal.
Indicates that the
steering lock has
not released
within 3 seconds
of pressing the
engine switch.
Press the engine
switch again while
turning the steering wheel with the
brake pedal
depressed.
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Once
Details
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If you have a flat tire
Remove the flat tire and replace it with the spare provided.
n Before jacking up the vehicle
l Stop the vehicle on a hard, flat surface.
l Set the parking brake.
l Shift the shift lever to P (automatic) or R (manual).
l Stop the engine.
l Turn on the emergency flashers.
n Location of the spare tire, jack and tools
Jack handle
Jack
Tool bag
(including towing eyelet)
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Spare tire
Tighten
Loosen
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Taking out the spare tire
STEP 1
Lift up the hook of the panel on the
trunk floor.
STEP 2
Secure the panel using the hook
provided.
STEP 3
Loosen the center fastener that
secures the spare tire.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Replacing a flat tire
STEP 1
Chock the tires.
Flat tire
Left-hand
side
Front
Righthand side
Left-hand
side
Rear
Righthand side
Wheel chock
positions
Behind the
rear righthand side tire
Behind the
rear lefthand side tire
In front of the
front righthand side tire
In front of the
front lefthand side tire
STEP 2
Slightly loosen the wheel nuts (one
turn).
STEP 3
Turn the tire jack portion “A” by
hand until the notch of the jack is in
contact with the jack point.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
STEP 4
Raise the vehicle until the tire is
slightly raised off the ground.
STEP 5
Remove all the wheel nuts and the
tire.
When resting the tire on the
ground, place the tire so that the
wheel design faces up to avoid
scratching the wheel surface.
Installing the spare tire
STEP 1
Remove any dirt or foreign matter
from the wheel contact surface.
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If foreign matter is on the wheel
contact surface, the wheel nuts
may loosen while the vehicle is in
motion, and the tire may come off
the vehicle.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
STEP 2
Tapered portion
Disc wheel
sheet
Install the spare tire and loosely
tighten each nut by hand to
approximately the same amount.
Tighten the wheel nuts until the
tapered portion comes into loose
contact with the disc wheel sheet.
STEP 3
Lower the vehicle.
STEP 4
Firmly tighten each nut two or
three times in the order shown in
the illustration.
Tightening torque:
76 ft•lbf (103 N•m, 10.5 kgf•m)
STEP 5
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Stow the flat tire, tire jack and all tools.
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
n The compact spare tire
l The compact spare tire is identified by the label TEMPORARY USE ONLY on
the tire sidewall.
Use the compact spare tire temporarily only in an emergency.
l Make sure to check the tire pressure of the compact spare tire. (→P. 389)
n If you have a flat rear tire on a road covered with snow or ice
Install the compact spare tire on the front of the vehicle. Perform the following steps
and fit tire chains to the rear tires.
STEP 1 Replace a front tire with the compact spare tire.
STEP 2 Replace the flat rear tire with the tire removed from the front of the vehi-
cle.
STEP 3 Fit tire chains to the rear tires.
n After completing the tire change
The tire pressure warning system must be reset. (→P. 285)
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
CAUTION
n Using the tire jack
Improper use of the tire jack may lead to death or injuries due to the vehicle suddenly falling off the jack.
l Do not use the tire jack for any purpose other than replacing tires or installing and
removing tire chains.
l Only use the tire jack that comes with this vehicle for replacing a flat tire.
Do not use it on other vehicles, and do not use other tire jacks for replacing tires
on this vehicle.
l Always check that the tire jack is securely set to the jack point.
l Do not put any part of your body under the vehicle supported by a jack.
l Do not start or run the engine while your vehicle is supported by the jack.
l Do not raise the vehicle while someone is in it.
l When raising the vehicle, do not put an object on or under the jack.
l Do not raise the vehicle to a height greater than that required to replace the tire.
l Use a jack stand if it is necessary to get under the vehicle.
Take particular care when lowering the vehicle to ensure that no one working on or
near the vehicle may be injured.
n Replacing a flat tire
Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of injury.
l Never use oil or grease on the wheel bolts or wheel nuts.
The oil or grease can cause the wheel nuts to loosen, causing a serious accident.
Remove any oil or grease on the wheel bolts or wheel nuts.
l Have the wheel nuts tightened with a torque wrench to 76 ft•lbf (103 N•m, 10.5
kgf•m) as soon as possible after changing wheels.
Failure to follow these precautions could cause the nuts to loosen and the wheels
may fall off, which could lead to an accident causing death or serious injury.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
CAUTION
n When using the compact spare tire
l Remember that your compact spare tire is specifically designed for use with your
vehicle. Do not use your compact spare tire on another vehicle.
l Do not use two compact spare tires simultaneously.
l Replace the compact spare tire with a standard tire as soon as possible.
l Avoid sudden acceleration, deceleration and braking, as well as sharp cornering.
n Speed limit when using the compact spare tire
Do not drive at speeds in excess of 50 mph (80 km/h) when a compact spare tire is
installed on the vehicle.
The compact spare tire is not designed for driving at high speeds. Failing to observe
this precaution may lead to an accident.
NOTICE
n Do not drive the vehicle with a flat tire.
Do not continue driving with a flat tire.
Driving even a short distance with a flat tire can damage the tire and the wheel
beyond repair.
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n Be careful when driving over bumps with the compact spare tire installed on the
vehicle.
n Driving with tire chains and the compact spare tire
Do not fit tire chains to the compact spare tire.
Tire chains may damage the vehicle body and adversely affect driving performance.
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The vehicle becomes lower when driving with the compact spare tire compared to
when driving with standard tires. Be careful when driving over uneven road surfaces.
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If the engine will not start
If the engine will not start, even though correct starting procedures are
being followed (→P. 98), consider each of the following points.
n The engine will not start even when the starter motor operates
normally.
One of the following may be the cause of the problem.
l There may not be sufficient fuel in the vehicle’s tank.
Refuel the vehicle.
l The engine may be flooded.
Try to restart the engine once more following correct starting
procedures. (→P. 98)
l There may be a malfunction in the engine immobilizer system.
(→P. 54)
n The starter motor turns over slowly, the interior lights and headlights are dim, or the horn does not sound or sounds at a low volume.
One of the following may be the cause of the problem.
l The battery may be discharged. (→P. 372)
l The battery terminal connections may be loose or corroded.
n The starter motor does not turn over, the interior lights and headlights do not turn on, or the horn does not sound.
One of the following may be the cause of the problem.
l One or both of the battery terminals may be disconnected.
l The battery may be discharged. (→P. 372)
l There may be a malfunction in the steering lock system.
Contact your Lexus dealer if the problem cannot be repaired, or if
repair procedures are unknown.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If the shift lever cannot be shifted from P
If the shift lever cannot be shifted with your foot on the brake, there may be
a problem with the shift lock system (a system to prevent accidental operation of the shift lever). Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer
immediately.
The following steps may be used as an emergency measure to ensure that
the shift lever can be shifted.
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
STEP 4
STEP 5
Set the parking brake.
Turn the engine switch to the ACC mode.
Depress the brake pedal.
Pry the cover up with a flathead
screwdriver or equivalent.
Press the shift lock override button.
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The shift lever can be shifted
while the button is pressed.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If you lose your keys
New genuine Lexus keys can be made by your Lexus dealer using one of
the other keys or the key number stamped on your key number plate.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
When the electronic key does not operate properly
If the electronic key does not operate properly, the doors and trunk can be
opened by the mechanical key. The engine can be still started by following
the procedure.
Locking and unlocking the doors, unlocking the trunk and key linked functions
Doors
Remove the cover on the driver’s
door handle using the mechanical
key in order to perform the following operations.
Locks all doors
Closes the windows/moon roof
(turn and hold)
Unlocks the door
Turning the key rearward unlocks
the driver's door. Turning the key
once again unlocks the other
doors.
Trunk
Turn the mechanical key clockwise to open.
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Opens the windows/moon roof
(turn and hold)
Return the cover to the original
position after use.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Starting the engine
STEP 1
STEP 2
For vehicles with an automatic transmission: Put the shift lever in P
and apply the brakes.
For vehicles with a manual transmission: Depress the clutch
pedal.
Hold the electronic key close to
the engine switch (within 0.4 in.
[10 mm]). Make sure that the button side of the key is facing away
from the engine switch.
An alarm will sound to indicate that
the start function cannot detect the
key with the depleted battery if any
of the doors will be opened and
closed while this operation.
For vehicles with an automatic transmission: Press the engine
switch within 5 seconds [after the buzzer sounds], keeping the
brake pedal depressed.
For vehicles with a manual transmission: Press the engine switch
within 5 seconds [after the buzzer sounds], keeping the clutch
pedal depressed.
In the event that the engine still cannot be started, contact your Lexus
dealer.
STEP 3
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
n Replacing the key battery
As this procedure is the temporary measure, it is recommended that the electronic
battery be replaced immediately. (→P. 302)
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If the vehicle battery is discharged
The following procedures may be used to start the engine if the vehicle’s
battery is discharged.
You can call your Lexus dealer, Roadside Assistance or Lexus Customer
Service Assistance.
If you have a set of jumper (or booster) cables and a second vehicle
with a 12-volt battery, you can jump start your Lexus following the steps
below.
STEP 1
Remove the engine compartment covers. (→P. 271)
STEP 2
Connecting the jumper cables.
If required, remove all vent plugs from the booster battery. Lay a
cloth over the open vents on the booster battery. (This helps reduce
the explosion hazard, personal injuries and burns.)
Positive (+) battery terminal on your vehicle
Positive (+) battery terminal on the second vehicle
Negative (-) battery terminal on the second vehicle
Connect the jumper cable to ground on your vehicle as shown in the
illustration.
STEP 3 Start the engine of the second vehicle. Increase the engine
speed slightly and maintain at that level for approximately 5
minutes to recharge the battery of your vehicle.
STEP 4 Open and close any of the doors with the engine switch OFF.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Maintain the engine speed on the second vehicle and turn the
ignition switch to the IG-ON mode, then start the vehicle’s
engine.
STEP 6 Once the vehicle’s engine has started, remove the jumper
cables in the exact reverse order in which they were connected.
Once the engine starts, have the vehicle checked at your Lexus dealer
as soon as possible.
STEP 5
n Avoiding a discharged battery
l Turn off the headlights and the audio system while the engine is turned off.
l Turn off any unnecessary electrical components when the vehicle is running at a
low speed for an extended period, such as in heavy traffic, etc.
n When the battery is removed or discharged
The power windows must be initialized. (→P. 45)
CAUTION
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n Avoiding battery fires or explosions
l Make sure the jumper cable is connected to the correct terminal and that it is not
unintentionally in contact with any part other than the intended terminal.
l Do not allow the jumper cables to come into contact with the “+” and “-” termi-
nals.
l Do not allow open flame or use matches, cigarette lighters or smoke near the
battery.
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Observe the following precautions to prevent accidentally igniting the flammable
gas that may be emitted from the battery.
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
CAUTION
n Battery precautions
The battery contains poisonous and corrosive acidic electrolyte, while related parts
contain lead and lead compounds. Observe the following precautions when handling the battery.
l When working with the battery, always wear safety glasses and take care not to
allow any battery fluids (acid) to come into contact with skin, clothing or the vehicle body.
l Do not lean over the battery
l In the event that battery fluid comes into contact with the skin or eyes, immedi-
ately wash the affected area with water and seek medical attention.
Place a wet sponge or cloth over the affected area until medical attention can be
received.
l Always wash your hands after handling the battery support, terminals, and other
battery-related parts.
l Do not allow children near the battery.
NOTICE
n To prevent damaging the vehicle
Do not pull- or push-start the vehicle, because the three-way catalytic converter
may overheat and become a fire hazard.
n When handling jumper cables
Be careful that the jumper cables do not become tangled in the cooling fan or any
of the belts when connecting or disconnecting them.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If your vehicle overheats
If your engine overheats:
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
STEP 4
STEP 5
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When trouble arises
Stop the vehicle in a safe place and turn off the automatic air
conditioning system.
Check to see if steam is coming out from under the hood.
If you see steam:
Stop the engine and carefully lift the hood.
If you do not see steam:
Leave the engine running and carefully lift the hood.
Remove the engine compartment cover. (→P. 271)
Check to see if the cooling fan is operating.
If the fan is operating:
Wait until the temperature of the engine (shown on the
instrument cluster) begins to fall and then stop the engine.
If the fan is not operating:
Stop the engine immediately and call your local Lexus
dealer.
After the engine has cooled
down sufficiently, check the
engine coolant level and inspect
the radiator core (radiator) for
any leaks.
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
STEP 6
Add engine coolant if required.
Water can be used in an emergency measure if engine coolant
is unavailable. (→P. 385)
Have the vehicle checked at your nearest Lexus dealer as soon as possible.
n Overheating
If you observe the following, your vehicle may be overheating.
l The engine coolant temperature gauge enters the red zone or a loss of power is
experienced.
l Steam is coming from under the hood.
CAUTION
n To prevent an accident or injury when inspecting under the hood of your vehicle
l Keep hands and clothing away from the fan and other belts while the engine is
running.
l Do not loosen the radiator cap while the engine and radiator are hot.
Serious injury, such as burns, may result from hot coolant and steam released
under pressure.
NOTICE
n When adding engine coolant
Wait until the engine has cooled down before adding engine coolant.
When adding coolant, do so slowly. Adding cool coolant to a hot engine too quickly
can cause damage to the engine.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If the vehicle becomes stuck
Carry out the following procedures if the tires spin or the vehicle becomes
stuck in mud, dirt, or snow.
l Stop the engine. Set the parking brake and put the selector lever
in P (vehicles with an automatic transmission) or N (vehicles with
a manual transmission).
l Remove the mud, snow, or sand from around the stuck tire.
l Place wood, stones or some other material to help provide traction under the tires.
l Restart the engine.
l Turn the traction control OFF. (→ P. 150)
l Carefully apply the accelerator to free the vehicle.
CAUTION
n When attempting to free a stuck vehicle
If you choose to rock the vehicle back and forth to free it, make sure the surrounding area is clear, to avoid striking other vehicles, objects or persons. The vehicle
may also lunge forward or lunge back suddenly as it becomes free. Use extreme
caution.
With automatic transmission vehicles, be careful not to shift the shift lever with the
accelerator pedal depressed.
This may lead to unexpected rapid acceleration of the vehicle that may cause an
accident and result in death or serious injury.
NOTICE
n To avoid damaging the transmission and other components
l Avoid spinning the wheels and do not rev the engine.
l If the vehicle remains stuck after trying these procedures, the vehicle may require
towing to be freed.
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n When shifting the shift lever
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6-1. Specifications
Maintenance data
Dimensions and weight
Overall length
180.1 in. (4575 mm)
Overall width
70.9 in. (1800 mm)
Overall height *1
2WD
models
56.1 in. (1425 mm)
AWD
models
56.7 in. (1440 mm)
Wheelbase
Tread
Vehicle capacity weight
(Occupants + luggage)
107.4 in. (2730 mm)
Front
60.4 in. (1535 mm)
Rear
60.0 in. (1525 mm)*2
60.4 in. (1535 mm)*3
825 lb. (375 kg)
*1: Unladen vehicle
*2: Vehicle with 255/40R18 tires
*3: Vehicle with tires other than the above
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Vehicle identification
n Vehicle identification number
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is the legal identifier for your
vehicle. This is the primary identification number for your Lexus. It is used
in registering the ownership of your vehicle.
This number is stamped on the top left of the instrument panel and in the engine
compartment.
This number is also on the Certification Label.
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Vehicle specifications
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6-1. Specifications
n Engine number
The engine number is stamped on the engine block as shown.
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6-1. Specifications
Engine
IS250
IS350
Model
4GR-FSE
2GR-FSE
Type
6-cylinder V type,
4-cycle, gasoline
6-cylinder V type,
4-cycle, gasoline
Bore and stroke
3.27 × 3.03 in.
(83.0 × 77.0 mm)
3.70 × 3.27 in.
(94.0 × 83.0 mm)
Displacement
152.5 cu.in.
(2500 cm3)
210.9 cu.in.
(3456 cm3)
Drive belt tension
Automatic adjustment
Fuel
Fuel type
Unleaded gasoline only
Octane rating
91 (Research octane number 96) or higher
Fuel tank capacity
17.2 gal. (65 L, 14.3 lmp.gal)
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6-1. Specifications
Lubrication system
IS250
IS350
Oil capacity
(drain and refill)
with filter
2WD models
AWD models
6.6 qt. (6.3 L, 5.5 lmp.qt.) 6.6 qt. (6.3 L, 5.5 lmp.qt.)
6.8 qt. (6.4 L, 5.7 lmp.qt.)
⎯
without filter
2WD models
AWD models
6.2 qt. (5.9 L, 5.2 lmp.qt.) 6.2 qt. (5.9 L, 5.2 lmp.qt.)
6.3 qt. (6.0 L, 5.3 lmp.qt.)
⎯
Oil grade
ILSAC multi-grade engine oil
Use Lexus approved "Toyota Genuine Motor Oil" or
equivalent to satisfy the above grade and viscosity.
Recommended oil
viscosity
Temperature range anticipated before
next oil change
*:5W-30 is an oil that provides optimal levels of fuel efficiency.
Oil viscosity
l The 5W portion of the oil viscosity rating indicates the characteristic of
the oil which allows cold startability. Oils with a lower value before the W
allow for easier starting of the engine in cold weather.
l The 30 in 5W-30 indicates the oil viscosity when the oil is at its operating
temperature. An oil with a higher viscosity may be better suited if the
vehicle is operated at high speeds, or under extreme load condition.
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Cooling system
Capacity
9.6 qt.
(9.1 L, 8.0 lmp.qt.)
Coolant type
Use either of the following.
• “Toyota Super Long Life Coolant"
• Similar high-quality ethylene glycol-based non-silicate, non-amine, non-nitrite, and non-borate coolant with long-life hybrid organic acid technology
Do not use plain water alone.
Ignition system
Spark plug
Make
Gap
DENSO FK20HBR11
0.043 in. (1.1 mm)
NOTICE
n Iridium-tipped spark plugs
Use only iridium-tipped spark plugs. Do not adjust gap when tuning engine.
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6-1. Specifications
Electrical system
Battery
Specific gravity reading at
68°F (20°C):
12.6 ⎯ 12.8 V Fully charged
12.2 ⎯ 12.4 V Half charged
11.8 ⎯ 12.0 V Discharged
(Voltage checked 20 minutes after the
key is removed with all the lights turned
off)
Charging rates
5A max.
Differential
Oil capacity
Front
0.74 qt. (0.70 L, 0.61 lmp.qt.)
Rear
IS350:
1.42 qt. (1.35 L, 1.19 lmp.qt.)
IS250 (2WD models):
1.20 qt. (1.15 L, 1.01 lmp.qt.)
IS250 (AWD models):
1.10 qt. (1.05 L, 0.92 lmp.qt.)
IS250 (AWD)
Hypoid gear oil API GL-5
Above 0°F (-18°C): SAE90
Below 0°F (-18°C): SAE80W
or SAE80W-90
Others
Toyota Genuine Differential
Gear Oil LT 75W-85 GL-5,
Toyota Genuine Differential
Synthetic Gear Oil or equivalent
Oil type and
viscosity
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Automatic Transmission
IS350
Fluid capacity 1.9 qt.
Drain and refill (1.8 L, 1.6 lmp.qt.)
Fluid type
IS250 (2WD)
IS250 (AWD)
1.9 qt.
(1.8 L, 1.6 lmp.qt.)
3.0 qt.
(2.8 L, 2.5 lmp.qt.)
Toyota Genuine ATF WS
NOTICE
Using automatic transmission fluid other than "Toyota Genuine ATF WS" may cause
deterioration in shift quality, locking up of your transmission accompanied by vibration, and ultimately damage the automatic transmission of your vehicle.
Manual transmission
Gear oil capacity
1.9 qt. (1.8 L, 1.6 Imp.qt.)
Gear oil type
API GL-5
Recommended gear oil viscosity
SAE75W-90
NOTICE
Using manual transmission gear oil other than "TOYOTA Genuine Manual Transmission Gear Oil API GL-5" may cause occurrence of gear noise or other deterioration.
Vehicle specifications
Clutch
Clutch free play
0.2 ⎯ 0.6 in. (5 ⎯ 15 mm)
Fluid type
SAE J1703 or FMVSS No.116 DOT 3
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Brakes
Pedal clearance *1
IS 350
IS 250
Manual transmission
Automatic transmission
4.13 in. (105 mm) Min.
4.09 in. (104 mm) Min.
4.3 in. (108 mm) Min.
Pedal free play
0.04 ⎯ 0.08 in. (1.0 ⎯ 2.0 mm)
Brake pad wear limit
0.04 in. (1.0 mm)
Parking brake lining wear limit
0.04 in. (1.0 mm)
Parking brake pedal travel *2 /
lever travel *3
Pedal type
Lever type
7 ⎯ 9 clicks
4 ⎯ 6 clicks
Fluid type
SAE J1703 or FMVSS No. 116 DOT 3
*1: Minimum pedal clearance when depressed with a force of 110 lbf (490 N, 50
kgf) while the engine is running.
*2: Parking brake pedal travel when depressed with a force of 67.4 lbf (300 N,
30.6 kgf).
*3: Parking brake lever travel when pulled up with a force of 50.0 lbf (200 N, 20.4
kgf).
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6-1. Specifications
Steering
Free play
Less than 1.2 in. (30 mm)
Tires and wheels
Type A
Tire size
205/55R16 89W, T125/70D17 98M
(spare)
Driving under normal conditions
Front tires:
35 psi (240 kPa, 2.4 kgf/cm2 or bar)
Rear tires:
Front and rear tire inflation pres38 psi (260 kPa, 2.6 kgf/cm2 or bar)
sure
Driving at high speeds above 100 mph (160
(Recommended cold tire inflation km/h) (in countries where such speeds are perpressure)
mitted by law)
Add 5.8 psi (40 kPa, 0.4 kgf/cm2 or bar) to
the front tires and rear tires. Never exceed the
maximum cold tire inflation pressure indicated
on the tire sidewall.
Spare tire inflation pressure
(Recommended cold tire inflation 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 kgf/cm2 or bar, )
pressure)
16 × 7JJ, 17 × 4T (spare)
Wheel nut torque
76 ft•lbf (103 N•m, 10.5 kgf•m)
Vehicle specifications
Wheel size
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6-1. Specifications
Type B
Tire size
225/45R17 90W, 245/45R17 95W, T125/
70D17 98M (spare)
Driving under normal conditions
Front tires:
35 psi (240 kPa, 2.4 kgf/cm2 or bar)
Rear tires:
Front and rear tire inflation pres38 psi (260 kPa, 2.6 kgf/cm2 or bar)
sure
Driving at high speeds above 100 mph (160
(Recommended cold tire inflation km/h) (in countries where such speeds are perpressure)
mitted by law)
Add 4.5 psi (30 kPa, 0.3 kgf/cm2 or bar) to
the front tires and rear tires. Never exceed the
maximum cold tire inflation pressure indicated
on the tire sidewall.
Spare tire inflation pressure
(Recommended cold tire inflation 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 kgf/cm2 or bar)
pressure)
Wheel size
17 × 8JJ, 17 × 4T (spare)
Wheel nut torque
76 ft•lbf (103 N•m, 10.5 kgf•m)
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6-1. Specifications
Type C
Tire size
225/45R17 91V, 225/45R17 91V, T125/
70D17 98M
Driving under normal conditions
Front tires:
35 psi (240 kPa, 2.4 kgf/cm2 or bar)
Rear tires:
Front and rear tire inflation pres38 psi (260 kPa, 2.6 kgf/cm2 or bar)
sure
Driving at high speeds above 100 mph (160
(Recommended cold tire inflation km/h) (in countries where such speeds are perpressure)
mitted by law)
Add 7.2 psi (50 kPa, 0.5 kgf/cm2 or bar) to
the front tires and rear tires. Never exceed the
maximum cold tire inflation pressure indicated
on the tire sidewall.
Spare tire inflation pressure
(Recommended cold tire inflation 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 kgf/cm2 or bar)
pressure)
Wheel size
17 × 8JJ, 17 × 4T (spare)
Wheel nut torque
76 ft•lbf (103 N•m, 10.5 kgf•m)
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6-1. Specifications
Type D
Tire size
Front tires: 225/45R17 95V
Rear tires: 245/45R17 95V
Spare tire: T125/70R17 98M
Driving under normal conditions
Front tires:
35 psi (240 kPa, 2.4 kgf/cm2 or bar)
Rear tires:
Front and rear tire inflation pres38 psi (260 kPa, 2.6 kgf/cm2 or bar)
sure
Driving at high speeds above 100 mph (160
(Recommended cold tire inflation km/h) (in countries where such speeds are perpressure)
mitted by law)
Add 10 psi (70 kPa, 0.7 kgf/cm2 or bar) to the
front tires and rear tires. Never exceed the
maximum cold tire inflation pressure indicated
on the tire sidewall.
Spare tire inflation pressure
(Recommended cold tire inflation 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 kgf/cm2 or bar)
pressure)
Wheel size
17 × 8JJ, 17 × 4T (spare)
Wheel nut torque
76 ft•lbf (103 N•m, 10.5 kgf•m)
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Type E
Tire size
Front tires: 225/40R18 88Y
Rear tires: 255/40R18 95Y
Spare tire: T145/70R17 106M
Driving under normal conditions
Front tires:
35 psi (240 kPa, 2.4 kgf/cm2 or bar)
Rear tires:
Front and rear tire inflation pres38 psi (260 kPa, 2.6 kgf/cm2 or bar)
sure
Driving at high speeds above 100 mph (160
(Recommended cold tire inflation km/h) (in countries where such speeds are perpressure)
mitted by law)
Add 7.2 psi (50 kPa, 0.5 kgf/cm2 or bar) to
the front tires and rear tires. Never exceed the
maximum cold tire inflation pressure indicated
on the tire sidewall.
Spare tire inflation pressure
(Recommended cold tire inflation 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 kgf/cm2 or bar)
pressure)
Wheel size
Front wheels: 18 × 8J
Rear wheels: 18 ×8 1/2J
Spare wheel: 17 × 4T
Wheel nut torque
76 ft•lbf (103 N•m, 10.5 kgf•m)
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6-1. Specifications
Light bulbs
Exterior
Light Bulbs
Bulb No.
W
Type
Headlights
High beam
Low/high* beam (discharge bulbs)
Low beam* (halogen bulbs)
9005
D4S
H11
65
35
55
D
A
B
Front turn signal lights
⎯
21
C
Parking lights
168
5
E
Front fog lights
9006
55
F
⎯
5
G
7440
21
E
Back-up lights
921
16
E
Outer foot lights
⎯
5
E
Vanity lights
⎯
8
E
Interior lights
Front
Rear
⎯
10
3.0
E
G
Overhead courtesy lights
Front
Rear
⎯
3.8
3.0
E
G
Door courtesy lights
⎯
3.8
E
Trunk light
Rear turn signal lights
Interior
*: If equipped
A:
B:
C:
D:
E:
F:
G:
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D4S discharge bulbs
H11 halogen bulbs
Wedge base bulbs (amber)
HB3 halogen bulbs
Wedge base bulbs (clear)
HB4 halogen bulbs
Double end bulbs
6-1. Specifications
Fuel information
Your vehicle must use only unleaded gasoline.
Premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 (Research Octane
Number 96) or higher required for optimum engine performance.
At minimum, the gasoline you use should meet the specifications of
ASTM D4814 in the U.S.A. and CGSB3.5-M93 in Canada.
n Fuel tank opening for unleaded gasoline
To help prevent incorrect fueling, your Lexus has a fuel tank opening that only
accommodates the special nozzle on unleaded fuel pumps.
n If premium gasoline is not available
If 91 rating gasoline cannot be obtained, you may use unleaded gasoline with an
octane rating as low as 87 (Research Octane Rating 91).
n If your engine knocks
l Consult your Lexus dealer.
l You may occasionally notice light knocking for a short time while accelerating
or driving uphill. This is normal and there is no need for concern.
n Gasoline quality
In very few cases, driveability problems may be caused by the brand of gasoline you
are using. If driveability problems persist, try changing the brand of gasoline. If this
does not correct the problem, consult your Lexus dealer.
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6-1. Specifications
n Gasoline quality standards
l Automotive manufacturers in the US, Europe and Japan have developed a
specification for fuel quality called World-Wide Fuel Charter (WWFC) that is
expected to be applied worldwide.
l The WWFC consists of four categories that are based on required emission
levels. In the US, category 4 has been adopted.
l The WWFC improves air quality by lowering emissions in vehicle fleets, and
customer satisfaction through better performance.
n Lexus recommends the use of gasoline containing detergent additives
l Lexus recommends the use of gasoline that contains detergent additives to
avoid build-up of engine deposits.
l All gasoline sold in the US contains detergent additives to clean and/or keep
clean intake systems.
n Lexus recommends the use of cleaner burning gasoline
Cleaner burning gasoline, including reformulated gasoline that contains oxygenates such as ethanol or MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) is available in many
areas.
Lexus recommends the use of cleaner burning gasoline and appropriately blended
reformulated gasoline. These types of gasoline provide excellent vehicle performance, reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
n Lexus does not recommend blended gasoline
l Lexus allows the use of oxygenate blended gasoline where the oxygenate con-
tent is up to 10% ethanol or 15% MTBE.
l If you use gasohol in your Lexus, be sure that it has an octane rating no lower
than 87.
l Lexus DOES NOT recommend the use of gasoline containing methanol.
n Lexus does not recommend gasoline containing MMT
Some gasoline contains octane enhancing additive called MMT (Methylcy clopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl).
Lexus DOES NOT recommend the use of gasoline that contains MMT. If fuel containing MMT is used, your emission control system may be adversely affected.
The malfunction indicator lamp on the instrument cluster may come on. If this happens, contact your Lexus dealer for service.
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NOTICE
n Notice on gasoline quality
l Do not use leaded gasoline.
Leaded gasoline can cause damage to your vehicle’s three-way catalytic converters causing the emission control system to malfunction.
l Do not use gasohol other than that stated here.
Other gasohol may cause fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems.
l IS250: Use of unleaded gasoline with an octane rating lower than 91 may result
in engine knocking. Persistent knocking can lead to engine damage and should
be corrected by refueling with higher octane unleaded gasoline.
l IS350: Use of unleaded gasoline with an octane rating lower than 91 may result
in engine knocking and significantly reduced performance. Persistent knocking
can lead to engine damage and should be corrected by refueling with higher
octane unleaded gasoline.
n Fuel-related poor driveability
If after using a different type of fuel, poor driveability is encountered (poor hot starting, vaporization, engine knocking, etc.), discontinue the use of that type of fuel.
n When refueling with gasohol
Take care not to spill gasohol. It can damage your vehicle's paint.
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6-1. Specifications
Tire information
Typical tire symbols
Tire size
DOT and Tire Identification Number (TIN)
Location of tread wear indicators
Tire ply composition and materials
(→P. 400)
(→P. 399)
(→P. 401)
Plies are layers of rubber-coated parallel cords. Cords are the strands
which form the plies in a tire.
Radial tires or bias-ply tires
A radial tire has RADIAL on the sidewall. A tire not marked RADIAL is a
bias-ply tire.
TUBELESS or TUBE TYPE
A tubeless tire does not have a tube and air is directly filled in the tire. A
tube type tire has a tube inside the tire and the tube maintains the air pressure.
Load limit at maximum cold tire inflation pressure
Maximum cold tire inflation pressure
This means the pressure to which a tire may be inflated.
Uniform tire quality grading
For details, see "Uniform tire quality grading" that follows.
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(→P. 403)
(→P. 403)
6-1. Specifications
Summer tire or all season tire
(→P. 401)
An all season tire has "M+S" on the sidewall. A tire not marked "M+S" is a
summer tire.
Typical DOT and tire identification number (TIN)
DOT symbol*
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
Tire manufacturer's identification mark
Tire size code
Manufacturer's optional tire
type code (3 or 4 letters)
Manufacturing week
Manufacturing year
*: The DOT symbol certifies that
the tire conforms to applicable
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards.
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6-1. Specifications
Tire size
n Typical tire size information
The illustration indicates typical
tire size.
Tire use
(P = Passenger car,
T = Temporary use)
Section width (millimeters)
Aspect ratio
(tire height to section width)
Tire construction code
(R = Radial, D = Diagonal)
Wheel diameter (inches)
Load index (2 or 3 digits)
Speed symbol
(alphabet with one letter)
n Tire dimensions
Section width
Tire height
Wheel diameter
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6-1. Specifications
Tire section names
Bead
Sidewall
Shoulder
Tread
Belt
Inner liner
Reinforcing rubber
Carcass
Rim lines
Bead wires
Chafer
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
This information has been prepared in accordance with regulations
issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the
U.S.A. Department of Transportation.
It provides the purchasers and/or prospective purchasers of Lexus vehicles with information on uniform tire quality grading.
Your Lexus dealer will help answer any questions you may have as you read
this information.
For example: Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
401
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n DOT quality grades
All passenger vehicle tires must conform to Federal Safety Requirements in addition to these grades. Quality grades can be found where
applicable on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and maximum
section width.
6-1. Specifications
n Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of
the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course.
For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and a half (1 - 1/2) times as
well on the government course as a tire graded 100.
The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of
their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate.
n Traction AA, A, B, C
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B and C, and
they represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured
under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of
asphalt and concrete.
A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
Warning: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on braking
(straight ahead) traction tests and does not include cornering (turning) traction.
n Temperature A, B, C
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing
the tire's resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate
heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor
laboratory test wheel.
Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate
and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure.
The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car
tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109.
Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory
test wheel than the minimum required by law.
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6-1. Specifications
Warning: The temperature grades for this tire are established for a tire that
is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in
combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.
Glossary of tire terminology
Tire related term
Meaning
Accessory weight
The combined weight (in excess of those standard
items which may be replaced) of automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows,
power seats, radio and heater, to the extent that these
items are available as factory-installed equipment
(whether installed or not)
Cold tire inflation pressure
Tire pressure when the vehicle has been parked for
three hours or more, or has not been driven more
than 1 mile or 1.5 km under that condition
Curb weight
The weight of a motor vehicle with standard equipment, including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil and
coolant, and if so equipped, air conditioning and
additional weight optional engine
Maximum inflation pressure
The maximum cold inflated pressure to which a tire
may be inflated, shown on the sidewall of the tire
Maximum loaded vehicle
weight
The sum of:
(a) Curb weight
(b) Accessory weight
(c) Vehicle capacity weight
(d) Production options weight
Normal occupant weight
150 lb. (68 kg) times the number of occupants specified in the second column of Table 1* that follows
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6-1. Specifications
Tire related term
Meaning
Production options
weight
The combined weight of installed regular production
options weighing over 5 lb. (2.3 kg) in excess of the
standard items which they replace, not previously
considered in curb weight or accessory weight,
including heavy duty brakes, ride levelers, roof rack,
heavy duty battery, and special trim
Vehicle capacity weight
(Total load capacity)
The rated cargo and luggage load plus 150 lb. (68
kg) times the vehicle's designated seating capacity
Intended outboard sidewall
(a) The sidewall that contains a whitewall, bears
white lettering, or bears manufacturer, brand,
and/or model name molding that is higher or
deeper than the same molding on the other sidewall of the tire, or
(b) The outward facing sidewall of asymmetrical tire
that has a particular side that must always face
outward when mounted on a vehicle
Occupant distribution
Distribution of occupants in a vehicle as specified in
the third column of Table 1* below
Recommended inflation
pressure
Cold tire inflation pressure recommended by a manufacturer.
Rim
A metal support for a tire or a tire and tube assembly
upon which the tire beads are seated
Rim diameter
(Wheel diameter)
Nominal diameter of the bead seat
Rim size designation
Rim diameter and width
Rim type designation
The industry manufacturer's designation for a rim by
style or code
Rim width
Nominal distance between rim flanges
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6-1. Specifications
Tire related term
Meaning
The load on an individual tire that is determined by
Vehicle maximum load on
distributing to each axle its share of the maximum
the tire
loaded vehicle weight, and dividing by two
Vehicle normal load on
the tire
The load on an individual tire that is determined by
distributing to each axle its share of curb weight,
accessory weight, and normal occupant weight (distributed in accordance with Table 1* below), and
dividing it by two
Weather side
The surface area of the rim not covered by the
inflated tire
*:Table 1 ⎯ Occupant loading and distribution for vehicle normal load for
various designated seating capacities
Designated seating
capacity, Number of
occupants
Vehicle normal load,
Number of occupants
Occupant distribution in
a normally loaded vehicle
2 through 4
2
2 in front
5 through 10
3
2 in front, 1 in second seat
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6-2. Customization
Customizable features
Your vehicle includes a variety of electronic features that can be personalized to your preferences. Programming these preferences requires specialized equipment and may be performed by an authorized Lexus
dealership.
Some function settings are changed simultaneously with other functions
being customized. Contact your Lexus dealer for further details.
Item
Smart access
system with
push-button
start
(→P. 4)
Wireless
remote control
(→P. 16)
406
Function
Default setting
Customized
setting
Smart access system with
push-button start
ON
OFF
Operation signal
(Emergency flashers)
ON
OFF
Operation signal
(Buzzer)
ON
OFF
Wireless remote control
ON
OFF
Driver's door
unlocked in one
step, all doors
unlocked in two
steps
All doors
unlocked in one
step
ON
OFF
Unlocking operation
Automatic door lock
function to be activated if
door is not opened after
being unlocked
6-2. Customization
Item
Function
Time elapsed before automatic door lock function is
activated if door is not
opened after being
unlocked
Wireless
remote control
(→P. 16)
Default setting
Customized
setting
60 seconds
30 seconds
120 seconds
Operation signal
(Emergency flashers)
ON
OFF
Operation signal
(Buzzer)
ON
OFF
Trunk unlocking function
ON
OFF
Trunk unlocking operation Push and hold
Panic function
ON
Push twice
One short push
OFF
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6-2. Customization
Item
Default setting
Customized
setting
Driver's door
unlocked in one
step, all doors
unlocked in two
steps
All doors
unlocked in one
step
Speed-detecting automatic door lock function
(Manual transmissions)
ON
OFF
Speed-detecting automatic door lock function
(Automatic transmissions)
OFF
ON
Opening driver's door
unlocks all doors (Manual
transmissions)
ON
OFF
Opening driver's door
unlocks all doors (Automatic transmissions)
OFF
ON
Shifting gears to P
unlocks all doors.
ON
OFF
Shifting gears to position
other than P locks all
doors.
ON
OFF
Function
Unlocking using a key
Door lock
(→P. 19)
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6-2. Customization
Item
Power windows
(→P. 45)
Moon roof
(→P. 48)
Default setting
Customized
setting
Linked door lock operation
ON
OFF
Linked door key operation
Open and close
Wireless remote control
linked operation
ON
OFF
Linked door lock operation
ON
OFF
Linked door key operation
Open and close
Open only
Close only
Open only
Close only
Linked operation of components when door key is
used
Slide only
Tilt only
Wireless remote control
linked operation
ON
OFF
Linked operation of components when wireless
remote control used
Slide only
Tilt only
Level 3
Level 1 to 5
Light sensor sensitivity
Time elapsed before
headlights automatically
turn off after doors are
closed
6
0 seconds
30 seconds
60 seconds
90 seconds
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Automatic
light control
system
(→P. 122)
Function
6-2. Customization
Function
Default setting
Customized
setting
Switching operation when
the vehicle is stationary
ON
OFF
Drip prevention function
ON
OFF
Time elapsed before the
drip prevention function
operates
Variable
depending on
the vehicle
speed
3 seconds
ON
OFF
Level 3
Level 1 to 5
150 cm (4.9 ft.)
60 cm (2.0 ft.)
Item
Windshield
wipers and
washer
(→P. 126)
Back sensor operation
Lexus parking display and buzzer
assist-sensor Buzzer volume
(→P. 142)
Distance which a sensor
detects
Time elapsed before lights
turn off
Illumination
(→P. 209)
410
15 seconds
7.5 seconds
30 seconds
Operation when the
doors are unlocked
ON
OFF
Operation after the
engine switch turned OFF
ON
OFF
Front foot well lighting
ON
OFF
Shift lever lighting
ON
OFF
Outer foot light
ON
OFF
6-3. Initialization
Items to initialize
The following item must be initialized for normal system operation in cases
such as after the battery is reconnected, or maintenance is performed on
the vehicle.
Item
When to initialize
Reference
Power window
• After reconnecting or changing the
battery
• After changing a fuse
P. 45
Engine oil maintenance
data
After changing engine oil
P. 272
Tire inflation pressure
warning system
• When the standard tire pressure
changes by replacing tires or wheels
• When tires are rotated
• When tire pressure sensors are
replaced
• When driving with the tires inflated to
a higher than standard tire pressure
P. 284
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Reporting safety defects for U.S. owners
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash
or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition
to notifying the Lexus Division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (Tollfree: 1-800-25-LEXUS).
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation,
and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may
order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot
become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer,
or Lexus Division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline tollfree at 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123 in Washington, DC area)
or write to: NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation,
Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain other information
about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline.
414
Alphabetical index
Alphabetical index
A A/C (Air conditioning system) ........ 170
ABS (Anti-lock brake system) .........148
AFS (Adaptive front lighting
system).................................................... 123
Adaptive front lighting system
(AFS)........................................................ 123
Air conditioning filter ..........................299
Air conditioning system (A/C)
Air conditioning filter .......................299
Automatic air conditioning
system....................................................170
Airbags
Airbag operating conditions........... 63
Airbag precautions for your
child.......................................................... 67
Airbag warning light ........................340
Curtain shield airbag operating
conditions.............................................. 64
Curtain shield airbag
precautions .......................................... 67
Front passenger occupant
classification system..........................72
General airbag precautions ........... 67
Locations of airbags..............................61
Modification and disposal of
airbags...................................................... 71
Proper driving posture ............. 59, 67
Side airbag operating
conditions.............................................. 64
Side airbag precautions .................... 67
SRS airbags ...............................................61
Alarm ............................................................56
Antenna .....................................................186
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) .........148
Armrest.....................................................232
Ashtrays....................................................225
416
Audio system
Antenna............................................... 186
AUX adapter ...................................... 206
CD player/changer...........................189
MP3/WMA disc.................................195
Optimal use ......................................... 203
Radio .........................................................182
Steering wheel audio switch.........207
Automatic air conditioning
system ......................................................170
Automatic headlight leveling
system ......................................................124
Automatic light control system.........122
Automatic transmission
Automatic transmission .....................101
If the shift lever cannot be
shifted from P....................................367
S mode .....................................................103
AUX adapter .........................................206
B BA (Brake assist)................................... 148
Back-up lights
Wattage ................................................. 394
Battery
Checking................................................279
If the vehicle has discharged
battery ..................................................372
Preparing and checking
before winter........................................161
Bottle holders.......................................... 218
Brake
Fluid...........................................................278
Parking brake........................................108
Brake assist (BA)................................... 148
Alphabetical index
C Care
Exterior ................................................... 252
Interior..................................................... 254
Seat belts ............................................... 255
Cargo capacity ....................................... 157
Cargo hooks .......................................... 238
CD changer .............................................189
CD player..................................................189
Chains.......................................................... 161
Child restraint system (CRS)
Booster seats, definition.....................77
Booster seats, installation...................81
Convertible seats, definition ............77
Convertible seats, installation ..........81
Front passenger occupant
classification system .........................72
Infant seats, definition ..........................77
Infant seats, installation.........................81
Installing CRS with lower
anchorages.......................................... 84
Installing CRS with seatbelts ............81
Installing CRS with top straps........85
Child safety
Airbag precautions ..............................67
Battery precautions................281, 374
Child restraint system .........................77
Child-protectors................................... 20
How your child should wear
the seatbelt............................................37
Installing child restraints....................80
Moon roof precautions.....................50
Power window lock switch ............. 45
Power window precautions.............47
Removed electronic key battery
precautions .......................................303
Seat belt comfort guide..................... 35
Seat belt extender precautions ..... 39
Seat belt precautions ..........................38
Seat heater precautions........229, 231
Trunk precautions.................................25
Child-protectors......................................20
Cigarette lighter....................................226
Cleaning
Exterior....................................................252
Interior .....................................................254
Seat belts................................................255
Clock ...........................................................221
Coat hooks..............................................236
Compass ..................................................246
Condenser ..............................................278
Console box ............................................ 214
Cooling system
Engine overheating...........................375
Cornering assist sensors .................... 142
Cruise control
Cruise control.......................................130
Dynamic radar cruise control....... 133
Cup holder ............................................... 216
Curtain shield airbags..............................61
Customizable features .......................406
D Daytime running light system ........... 123
Defogger
Rear window ......................................... 178
Side mirror.............................................. 178
Dimension............................................... 380
Dinghy towing................................166, 167
Display
Dynamic radar cruise control....... 133
Satellite switch mode ....................... 222
Trip information .....................................119
Warning message.............................344
Do-it-yourself maintenance .............263
417
Alphabetical index
If your vehicle needs to be
towed................................................... 328
If your vehicle overheats.................375
Engine
Compartment..................................... 269
Engine switch ......................................... 98
Hood ....................................................... 266
How to start the engine .................... 98
Identification number ........................381
If the engine will not start............... 366
Overheating .........................................375
Engine compartment cover...............271
Engine coolant
Capacity ................................................385
Checking................................................276
Preparing and checking
before winter........................................161
Engine coolant temperature
gauge ...................................................... 109
Engine immobilizer system ................. 54
Engine oil
Capacity ................................................ 384
Checking................................................272
Preparing and checking
before winter........................................161
Engine oil maintenance data ........... 275
EPS (Electric power steering) ......... 148
Event data recorder ............................ 337
Door courtesy lights
Door courtesy lights.........................209
Wattage..................................................394
Door pockets........................................... 218
Doors
Door glasses........................................... 45
Door lock....................................................19
Side mirrors............................................. 43
Driver's seat belt reminder light ...... 341
Driving
Correct posture ....................................59
Procedures..............................................90
Driving position memory......................28
E Electric power steering (EPS)..........148
Electronic key
If your electronic key battery
is discharged ....................................369
Emergency, in case of
If the engine will not start ...............366
If the shift lever cannot be
shifted from P................................... 367
If the vehicle has discharged
battery.................................................. 372
If the warning buzzer sounds......339
If the warning light turns on ..........339
If the warning message is
displayed ............................................ 344
If you have a flat tire .........................358
If you lose your keys.........................368
If you think something is
wrong...................................................335
If your electronic key battery
is discharged ....................................369
If your vehicle becomes stuck......377
418
F
First-aid kit storage belt .....................238
Floor mat.................................................. 237
Fluid
Brake ........................................................278
Washer................................................... 282
Alphabetical index
Fog lights
Switch........................................................125
Wattage ................................................. 394
Foot well lighting .................................. 209
Front fog lights
Switch........................................................125
Wattage ................................................. 394
Front passenger occupant
classification system ............................72
Front passenger's seat belt
reminder light.......................................341
Front seats
Adjustment ...............................................26
Driving position memory ................. 28
Seat position memory.......................... 31
Front turn signal lights
Wattage ................................................. 394
Fuel
Capacity.................................................383
Fuel gauge ..............................................109
Fuel pump shut off system ............ 336
Gas station information ..................427
Information............................................395
Refueling ..................................................... 51
Fuel filler door.............................................51
Fuel pump shut off system ................ 336
Fuses.......................................................... 304
G Garage door opener............................ 241
Gas station information......................427
Gauges.......................................................109
Glove box .................................................213
Glove box light........................................ 214
H Head restraints
Adjusting ..................................................33
Headlight aim ..........................................318
Headlight cleaner.................................. 129
Headlights
Discharge headlights
precautions........................................325
Replacing light bulbs......................... 319
Switch.........................................................122
Wattage..................................................394
Heaters
Seat heaters ............................. 228, 230
Side mirror.............................................. 178
Hill-start assist control ......................... 148
Hood ..........................................................266
Hooks
Cargo ......................................................238
Coat..........................................................236
Shopping bag ......................................238
I
I/M test......................................................262
Identification
Engine.......................................................381
Vehicle .....................................................381
Illuminated entry system ..................... 210
Indicator lights...........................................115
Initialization
Items to initialize .................................... 411
Inside rear view mirror .......................... 42
Interior lights
Interior lights........................................ 209
Switch.......................................................... 211
Wattage..................................................394
J
Jack
Positioning the jack...........................267
Replacing the wheel........................ 358
Jack handle............................................. 358
419
Alphabetical index
K Keys
Electronic key.............................................2
Engine switch..........................................98
If you lose your keys.........................368
If your electronic key battery
is discharged ....................................369
Key number.................................................2
Keys.................................................................2
Mechanical key..........................................2
Wireless remote control.....................16
L
Light bulbs
Replacing.................................................319
Wattage..................................................394
Lights
Door courtesy lights.........................209
Fog light switch.....................................125
Headlights switch ................................ 122
Interior light switch................................211
Outer foot lights.................................209
Overhead courtesy light................209
Personal light switch ............................211
Replacing light bulbs..........................319
Scuff lighting.........................................209
Shift lever lighting ..............................209
Turn signal lever...................................107
Vanity lights ..........................................220
Wattage..................................................394
Load capacity ..........................................160
Meter
Instrument panel light control.........110
Meters.......................................................109
Mirrors
Inside rear view mirror .......................42
Side mirror heater............................... 178
Side mirrors..............................................43
Vanity mirrors..................................... 220
Moon roof................................................... 48
MP3 disc........................................................195
Multi-information display........................118
O Odometer ................................................ 109
Oil
Engine oil................................................272
Opener
Fuel filler door .......................................... 51
Hood ....................................................... 266
Trunk............................................................23
Outer foot lights
Outer foot lights................................. 209
Wattage ................................................. 394
Outside rear view mirrors
Adjusting and folding..........................43
Driving position memory ..................28
Outside temperature display ............. 119
Overhead console.................................215
Overhead courtesy lights
Overhead courtesy lights............. 209
Wattage ................................................. 394
Overheating, Engine..............................375
M Maintenance
Do-it-yourself maintenance .........263
General maintenance .....................259
Maintenance data............................. 380
Maintenance requirements .......... 257
Manual transmission.............................105
420
P
Parking assist sensors...........................142
Parking brake.......................................... 108
Alphabetical index
Parking lights
Replacing light bulbs .........................319
Switch........................................................ 122
Wattage ................................................. 394
PCS (Pre-collision system)................154
Personal lights
Switch..........................................................211
Micro dust and pollen removal
mode ........................................................ 174
Power outlet............................................227
Power windows.........................................45
Pre-collision system (PCS)................154
R
Radar cruise control .............................133
Radiator.....................................................278
Radio ................................................................182
RDS (Radio data system)....................183
Rear sunshade....................................... 233
Rear turn signal lights
Replacing light bulbs .........................319
Wattage ................................................. 394
Rear view mirror
Compass............................................... 246
Rear window defogger........................178
Replacing
Electronic key battery ..................... 302
Fuses........................................................304
Light bulbs ..............................................319
Reporting safety defects for
U.S. owners ........................................... 414
S
Scuff lighting........................................... 209
Seat belts
Adjusting the seat belt ....................... 35
Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) ...................................................... 36
Child restraint system
installation............................................. 80
Cleaning and maintaining
the seat belts .....................................255
Emergency Locking Retractor
(ELR) .......................................................36
How to wear your seat belt .............34
How your child should wear
the seat belt .......................................... 37
Pregnant women,
proper seat belt use .........................36
Reminder light ...................................... 341
Seat belt extenders .............................. 37
Seat belt pretensioners ......................35
Seat heaters ................................ 228, 230
Seat position memory............................. 31
Seat ventilators ......................................230
Seating capacity..................................... 160
Seats
Child seats/child restraint
system installation............................. 80
Cleaning.................................................254
Driving position memory..................28
Front passenger seat position
memory....................................................31
Head restraint.........................................33
Properly sitting in the seat ................59
Seat adjustment .....................................26
Seat adjustment precautions........... 27
Seat heaters ............................. 228, 230
Ventilated seats ..................................230
Service reminder indicators ...............115
Shift lever
Automatic transmission .....................101
If the shift lever cannot be
shifted from P ...................................367
Manual transmission .........................105
421
Alphabetical index
Shift lever lighting .................................209
Shift lock system....................................367
Shopping bag hooks............................238
Side airbags................................................. 61
Side marker lights
Switch ........................................................ 122
Side mirror
Adjusting and folding ......................... 43
Driving position memory.................. 28
Smart access system with
push-button start
Entry function..............................................4
Starting the engine...............................98
Spare tire
Inflation pressure................................293
Spare tire................................................358
Spark plug............................................... 385
Specifications ........................................ 380
Speedometer
Speed indicator ................................... 109
Speedometer........................................ 109
Steering wheel
Audio switches ................................... 207
Driving position memory.................. 28
Manual adjustment ..............................40
Power adjustment .................................. 41
Storage feature....................................... 213
Stuck
If your vehicle becomes stuck......377
Sun visors .................................................. 219
Sunshade
Rear .......................................................... 233
Roof ............................................................. 49
Switch
ECT switch .............................................102
Engine switch..........................................98
ETCS switch.......................................... 105
422
Fog light switch .................................... 125
Light switches.........................................122
Power door lock switch...................... 19
Power window switch ........................45
Satellite switches.................................222
Transmission shift switches ............103
Window lock switch............................45
Wipers and washer switch............. 126
T
Tachometer
Tacho indicator ....................................109
Tachometer............................................109
Tail lights
Switch.........................................................122
Theft deterrent system
Alarm.......................................................... 56
Engine immobilizer system..............54
Theft prevention labels..........................58
Tire inflation pressure ......................... 293
Tire information
Glossary ................................................ 403
Size...........................................................400
Tire identification number............. 399
Uniform tire quality grading...........401
Tires
Chains.........................................................161
Checking............................................... 283
If you have a flat tire .........................358
Inflation pressure ................................293
Inflation pressure sensor ............... 284
Information ...........................................398
Replacing ..............................................358
Rotating tires........................................ 283
Size...........................................................389
Snow tires..................................................161
Tools...........................................................358
Alphabetical index
Total load capacity.................................160
Towing
Dinghy towing.............................166, 167
Emergency towing ........................... 328
Trailer towing.........................................165
TRAC (Traction control) ....................148
Traction control (TRAC) ....................148
Transmission shift switches..................103
Trip meter..................................................109
Trunk
Extending a space ............................ 235
Opener.......................................................23
Trunk light
Trunk light .................................................24
Wattage ................................................. 394
Turn signal lights
Replacing light bulbs .........................319
Switch........................................................107
Wattage ................................................. 394
V
Vanity lights
Vanity lights.......................................... 220
Wattage ................................................. 394
Vanity mirrors ........................................... 220
VDIM (Vehicle dynamics
integrated management).................148
Vehicle dynamics integrated
management (VDIM) .......................148
Vehicle identification number ..........381
Vehicle stability control (VSC) ........148
Ventilators............................................... 230
VSC (Vehicle stability control) ........148
W Warning buzzers
Brake system........................................339
Open door ............................................ 341
Seat belt reminder............................ 340
Warning lights
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)... 340
Brake assist system.......................... 340
Brake system........................................339
Charging system............................... 340
Electric power steering
warning light .................................... 340
Electronic engine control
system ................................................. 340
Low fuel level ........................................ 341
Low tire pressure warning
light ......................................................... 341
Master warning light.......................... 341
Open door............................................. 341
Pre-collision system......................... 340
Pretensioners...................................... 340
Seat belt reminder light.................... 341
SRS airbags.......................................... 340
Warning messages
AWD system .......................................345
Dynamic radar
cruise control....................... 345, 349
Engine oil level ....................................349
Engine oil maintenance ..................349
Engine oil pressure ...........................344
Hill-start assist control .................... 348
Hood........................................................349
Lexus parking assist
sensor...................................... 345, 349
Moon roof .............................................349
Open door............................................349
Parking brake ......................................349
Pre-collision system............. 345, 349
423
Alphabetical index
Smart access system with
push-button start............................355
Steering lock ........................................345
Tire inflation pressure
warning system ...................345, 349
Traction control (TRC)...................348
Trunk........................................................349
Vehicle stability control
(VSC) ..................................................348
Washer fluid.........................................349
Washer
Checking ...............................................282
Preparing and checking
before winter....................................... 161
Switch ........................................................126
Washing and waxing...........................252
Weight
Cargo capacity.....................................157
Load limits .............................................. 160
Weight ................................................... 380
Wheels ...................................................... 297
Window glasses ......................................45
Window lock switch ...............................45
Windows
Power windows..................................... 45
Rear window defogger ....................178
Washer.....................................................126
Windshield wipers ....................................126
Wireless remote control
Replacing the battery ......................302
WMA disc ................................................ 195
424
What to do if...
What to do if...
A tire punctures
P. 358 If you have a flat tire
P. 366 If the engine will not start
The engine does not start
P. 54
Engine immobilizer system
P. 369 If the battery is discharged
The shift lever cannot be
moved out
P. 367
If the shift lever cannot be shifted
from P
The engine coolant temperature
gauge enters the red zone
P. 375 If your vehicle overheats
Steam can be seen coming
from under the hood
The key is lost
P. 368 If you lose your keys
The battery runs out
P. 372 If the battery is discharged
The doors cannot be locked
P. 19
Doors
The horn begins to sound
P. 56
Alarm
The vehicle is stuck in mud or
sand
P. 377 If the vehicle becomes stuck
425
What to do if...
The warning light or indicator
light comes on
P. 339 If the warning light turns on
nWarning lights
Brake system warning light
or
Malfunction indicator lamp
or
P. 339
P. 340
Driver’s seat belt reminder
light
P. 341
“ABS” warning light
or
P. 340
Low fuel level warning light
P. 341
SRS warning light
P. 340
Open door warning light
Master warning light
P. 341
Electric power steering warning
light
P. 340
P. 341
Pre-collision safety system
warning light
P. 340
Charging system warning
light
P. 340
Low tire pressure warning
light
P. 341
The warning message is displayed
426
Front passenger’s seat belt
reminder light
P. 341
P. 344 If the warning message is displayed
GAS STATION INFORMATION
Auxiliary catch lever
P. 266
Trunk opener
P. 23
Hood lock release lever
P. 266
Fuel tank capacity
Fuel type
Cold tire inflation
pressure
Engine oil capacity
(Drain and refill)
Engine oil type
Fuel filler door opener
P. 51
17.2 gal. (65L, 14.3 lmp.gal.)
Unleaded gasoline only
Fuel filler door
P. 51
Tire inflation pressure
P. 389
P. 52, 383
P. 389
qt. (L, Imp.qt.)
IS250
IS250
(2WD models) (AWD models)
IS350
With filler
6.6 (6.3, 5.5) 6.8 (6.4, 5.7) 6.6 (6.3, 5.5)
Without filler 6.2 (5.9, 5.2) 6.3 (6.0, 5.3) 6.2 (5.9, 5.2)
Toyota Genuine Motor Oil or equivalent
Oil grade: ILSAC multigrade engine oil
P. 384
Recommended oil viscosity: SAE-5W-30
427
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