Lexus LS430 2006, LS430 Owner's manual

Lexus LS430 2006, LS430 Owner's manual
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-ityourself 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.
7
For US owners
Reporting safety defects for US owners
Index
Alphabetical listing of information contained in this 
manual.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Index
Before driving
1-5. Opening the fuel tank cap ......... 51
Opening the fuel tank cap............ 51
1-1. Key information .............................. 2
1-6. Theft deterrent system............... 54
Keys ......................................................... 2
Engine immobilizer system......... 54
Alarm.................................................... 55
Theft prevention labels 
(U.S.A.Only) .................................. 57
1-2. Opening, closing and locking 
the doors and trunk ..................... 5
Smart access system......................... 5
Wireless remote control ............... 12
Doors..................................................... 15
Trunk...................................................... 19
1-7. Safety information...................... 58
Correct driving posture .............. 58
SRS airbags ....................................... 60
Child restraint system ................... 73
Installing child restraints............... 76
1-3. Adjustable components ............ 22
Front seats.......................................... 22
Rear seats........................................... 23
Driving position memory 
system ............................................... 25
Rear seat position memory 
system ............................................... 29
Head restraints.................................. 31
Seat belts ............................................ 34
Steering wheel.................................. 40
Auto anti-glare mirror................... 42
Side mirrors ....................................... 43
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When driving
2-1. Driving procedures..................... 86
Driving the vehicle.......................... 86
Starting the engine ......................... 94
Automatic transmission................ 98
Turn signal lever.............................. 101
Parking brake ................................. 102
2-2. Instrument cluster ..................... 103
1-4. Opening and closing the 
windows and moon roof .......... 45
Power windows................................ 45
Moon roof .......................................... 48
Gauges and meters ..................... 103
Indicators and warning lights ... 105
Multi-information display........... 107
2-3. Operating the headlight and 
windshield wipers..................... 110
Headlight switch............................. 110
Fog light switch ................................ 113
Windshield wipers and 
washer............................................... 114
Headlight cleaner switch ............. 117
2-4. Using other driving systems..... 118
Lexus park assist system ............. 118
Rear view monitor system ......... 123
Cruise control ................................ 126
Dynamic radar/ laser cruise 
control............................................. 129
Electronically modulated air 
suspension..................................... 138
Driver assist systems.................... 140
Pre-collision system 
(if equipped) ................................. 143
Automatic air conditioning 
control............................................. 162
Rear window defogger............... 170
Rear air conditioning controls .. 172
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3-2. Using the audio system............. 174
Audio system ................................... 174
Operating the radio...................... 176
2
Operating the cassette 
player............................................... 182
Using the CD changer ............... 185
Optimal use of the audio 
3
system ............................................... 191
Using the rear controller ........... 193
Using the steering switches...... 195
3-3. Turning on interior lights......... 198
4
Interior lights list............................. 198
3-4. Storage......................................... 201 5
2-5. Driving information ................... 145
Cargo & luggage .......................... 145
Vehicle load limits......................... 148
Winter driving tips ........................ 149
Trailer Towing................................. 152
Dinghy towing ................................ 160
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Interior features
3-1. Using the air conditioning 
system and defogger.............. 162
Storage features............................ 201
3-5. Other interior features .......... 208
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Sun visors........................................ 208
Vanity mirror and light............... 209
Clock.................................................. 210
Ashtray ................................................ 211 7
Cigarette lighter............................ 213
Power outlets.................................. 214
Outside temperature display... 216
Seat heaters..................................... 218
Climate control seat 
switches......................................... 220
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Index
Refreshing rear seat 
switches......................................... 222
Coat hooks ..................................... 223
Floor mats........................................ 224
Sunshades ....................................... 225
Trunk features................................ 227
Garage door opener.................. 232
Compass (vehicles without 
navigation system) ................... 238
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Tires ................................................... 278
Tire inflation pressure................ 283
Wheels.............................................. 287
Air conditioning filters............... 289
Wireless remote control 
battery............................................ 295
Blade fuses..................................... 298
Cartridge fuses ............................ 309
Headlight aim.................................... 311
Light bulbs........................................ 313
Maintenance and care
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When trouble arises
4-1. Maintenance and care............ 244
Cleaning and protecting the 
vehicle exterior .......................... 244
Cleaning and protecting the 
vehicle interior............................ 247
4-2. Maintenance ............................. 250
Maintenance requirements .... 250
General maintenance ................ 252
Emission inspection and 
maintenance (I/M) 
programs ....................................... 255
4-3. Do-it-yourself 
maintenance ........................... 256
Do-it-yourself service 
precautions.................................. 256
Hood................................................. 260
Positioning the jack ...................... 261
Engine compartment.................. 262
5-1. Essential information.............. 320
If your vehicle needs to be 
towed............................................. 320
If you think something is 
wrong ............................................. 324
Fuel pump shut off system ........ 325
Event data recorder.................... 326
5-2. Steps to take in an 
emergency.............................. 328
If a warning light turns on......... 328
If a warning message 
appears.......................................... 334
If you have a flat tire..................... 347
If the engine will not start ......... 353
If the transmission selector 
lever cannot be shifted 
from P............................................. 354
If you lose your keys................... 355
If the vehicle has a discharged 
battery............................................ 356
If your vehicle overheats ........... 359
If the vehicle becomes stuck .... 361
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6
Vehicle specifications
6-1. Specifications............................ 364
Maintenance data........................ 364
Fuel information............................ 373
Tire information............................. 376
2
3
6-2. Owner’s customize ................. 384
Customizable features ............. 384
Initializing your Lexus................. 387
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4
For US owners
5
Reporting safety defects for 
US owners................................... 390
Index
Alphabetical index....................... 392
What to do if.................................. 400
6
7
Pictorial index
Exterior
Windshield wipers
P.114
Moon roof
Turn signal light (front)
P.48
P.101
Side mirrors
P.43
Hood
P.260
Fuel filler door
P.51
Fog light
Headlight
P.110
P.113
Doors
P.15
Rear window defogger
P.170
Trunk P.227
Tire
Rotation
Replacement
Inflation pressure
Information
P.278
P.347
Turn signal light (rear)
P.101
P.283
P.376
If equipped
Pictorial index
Interior
Driving position
memory buttons
Rear Seat position
memory buttons
P.29
P.25
Power outlet
Rear console box
A
P.202
P.214
C
SRS air bags
P.60
B
Ashtray
Power window switches
P.45
P.211
Cigarette lighter
P.213
Knee airbags
Front seats
P.22
Cup holders
P.204
SRS side airbags
P.60
P.60
A
Moon roof switches
P.48
SRS curtain shield airbags
P.60
Garage door opener buttons P.232
Personal lights P.198
Sun visors P.208
Vanity mirrors P.209
Auto anti-glare mirror
B
P.42
Door lock switch
Power window switches
P.15
P.45
C
Coat hooks P.223
Personal lights P.198
: If equipped
Pictorial index
Instrument panel
Damping mode select switch P.138
Height control switch P.138
Multi-information display
control switch P.107
Driving pattern selector switch
P.99
Automatic air conditioning controls P.162
Rear window defogger P.170
Steering switches P.195
Audio system P.174
Compass
P.238
Glove box P.202
Clock
A
P.210
B
Rear electronic sunshade
switch P.225
Automatic transmission
selector lever P.98
Traction control system
off switch P.141
Cigarette lighter and ashtray
P.211
Seat heater switches/ Climate control
seat switches P.218
Headlight cleaner switch
P.117
Rear seat and rear head restraints
return switch P.23
A Rear view mirror adjusting switch
P.43
Instrument panel light control knob P.104
Head light and turn signal light switch P.101
Tilt and telescopic steering
control switch P.40
Adaptive front lighting system
cancel switch P.112
Rear view mirror folding switch P.43
Lexus park assist system switch P.118
Parking brake release lever P.102
Trunk opener P.19
Hood lock release lever P.260
Trunk opener main switch P.19
Fuel filler door opener P.51
Parking brake pedal P.102
B
Windshield wipers and washer switch
Ignition switch
P.114
P.94
Cruise control switch P.126
Volume adjust knob
Key cancel switch
P.7
P.7
Tire pressure warning system reset switch P.279
If equipped
Pictorial index
Rear armrest
Refreshing rear seat switches
P.222
Rear air conditioning control switches
Rear seat control
switches
Cup holders
P.23
Audio rear control
switches P.193
P.172
P.204
Rear electric sunshade
switch P.225
Rear seat heater
switches P.218
Rear climate control
seat switches P.220
If equipped
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, dynamic radar/laser 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.
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.
Leak detection pump
This pump performs fuel evaporation leakage check. This check is done approximately five hours after the engine is turned off. So you may hear sound coming from
underneath the luggage compartment for several minutes. It does not indicate a
malfunction.
CAUTION
■ General precautions while driving
Driving under the influence: Never drive your vehicle when under the influence of
alcohol or drugs that have impaired your 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.
■ When children are in the vehicle
Never leave children unattended in the vehicle.
When left unattended, 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.
Symbols used throughout this manual
Cautions & Notices
CAUTION
This is a warning against anything which may cause death or 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 death or 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
In this manual, you will also see a circle with a slash through it.
This means "Do not", "Do not do this", or "Do not let this happen".
Before driving
1-1. Key information ...........................2
Keys ....................................................... 2
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1-4. Opening and closing the 
windows and moon roof ....... 45
Power windows.............................. 45
1-2. Opening, closing and locking 
the doors and trunk ..................5
Moon roof....................................... 48
Smart access system ..................... 5
1-5. Opening the fuel tank cap .......51
Wireless remote control ............. 12
Opening the fuel tank cap......... 51
Doors.................................................. 15
Trunk.................................................... 19
1-6. Theft deterrent system ........... 54
Engine immobilizer system ...... 54
1-3. Adjustable components .........22
Alarm................................................ 55
Front seats....................................... 22
Rear seats........................................ 23
Theft prevention labels 
(U.S.A.Only) ................................ 57
Driving position memory 
system............................................ 25
1-7. Safety information ................... 58
Rear seat position memory 
system............................................ 29
Correct driving posture............ 58
Head restraints ............................... 31
Child restraint system................. 73
Seat belts......................................... 34
Installing child restraints ............ 76
SRS airbags.................................... 60
Steering wheel.............................. 40
Auto anti-glare mirror ................ 42
Side mirrors.................................... 43
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1-1. Key information
Keys
Following keys are provided with the vehicle.
Type A
Vehicles equipped with smart
access system
Mechanical keys
Key number plate
Master keys
Activate the smart access system (P.5)
Valet key
Mechanical flat key
Engine start flat key
Using a mechanical key (Type A)
Hold latch open
Slide key blade
2
1-1. Key information
Type B
Before driving
Vehicles not equipped with
smart access system
Master keys (black)
1
Valet key (gray)
Key number plate
Flat key
3
1-1. Key information
■ When to use the master keys and valet key
● Use the master keys for normal daily use.
● For added security, lock the trunk lid opener and the glove box with a master
key and provide the parking attendant with the valet key.
■ Key number plate
Keep the plate in a safe place such as your wallet, not in the vehicle. In the event that
a key is lost, a new key can be made at your Lexus dealer using the key number
plate.
NOTICE
■ To prevent key damage
● Do not bend the keys, expose them to high temperatures by placing them in
direct sunlight, or get them wet.
● Do not expose the keys to electromagnetic materials or any material that blocks
electromagnetic waves.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
Smart access system
You can operate your vehicle without having to take your keys out of your
pocket or purse, as long as you have the smart key with you.
1
Before driving
1
2
3
Locking and unlocking the doors (P.6)
Unlocking the trunk lid (P.6)
Starting the engine (P.94)
5
1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
Locking and unlocking the doors with smart access system
Lock
Unlock
Unlocking the trunk lid with smart access system
Unlock the trunk lid
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
Adjusting the volume of the operation and door lock buzzer
Turn the knob on the underside of the instrument cluster to adjust the volume of the operation and door lock buzzer.
Decrease: Turn the knob clockwise.*
* The buzzer sounds is completely deactivated when you
turn the knob clockwise until
you hear a click.
Deactivating the system
1
2
Smart access system on
Smart access system off
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Before driving
Increase: Turn the knob counterclockwise.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
■ To secure the system operation
In the following cases, the smart access system or wireless remote control feature
may not operate properly. (If this happens, use a mechanical key to lock or unlock
the doors and trunk lid and insert a master key to start the engine.)
• When facilities emitting strong electromagnetic waves such as TV towers,
electric power stations and broadcasting stations are nearby.
• When you are carrying a smart key together with a mobile communications
system such as a two-way radio or cellular phone.
• When the smart key is in contact with or covered by a metallic object.
• When another person is operating a wireless remote control function on
another vehicle near your vehicle.
If you do not drive your vehicle, store the smart key, keeping it at least 15 ft. (5 m)
away from the vehicle.
■ If the key battery is discharged
Use the mechanical key to lock or unlock doors or trunk lid. To start the engine,
insert the master key in the ignition switch. See page 295 for replacing the key battery.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
■ Changing the doors to be unlocked
You can change the settings for the door unlocking in the following way.
Turn off the ignition.
Push the LOCK and TRUNK buttons at the same and hold for 5 seconds.
Graphic
Selected door(s)
Outside beep
Before driving
Unlock all doors
1
Three times
Unlock front and rear doors of the
Twice
side selected by gripping door handle
Unlock door(s) selected by gripping
once
door handle(s).
Setting will change every time you push and hold the buttons at the same for 5 seconds.
When the setting is done, beeps sound outside the vehicle in accordance with the
setting.
■ Battery power saving
To prevent the batteries from being discharged, the smart access system is automatically deactivated in the following conditions:
• If there is no smart door locking operation for more than 14 days.
• If the key is left within 3 ft. (1 m) outside of the vehicle for more than 10 minutes.
To reactivate the smart access system properly, perform any of the following:
• Press the lock button on the outside door handle while carrying the smart key.
• Perform a wireless remote control operation.
• lnsert and turn the mechanical key in the keyhole of the door.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
■ Maintaining the key
● The average key battery life is 1 to 3 years. If the battery is low, replace with a new
one. (P.295)
● If the smart key continually receives strong electromagnetic waves over a period
of time, the battery can run down abnormally quickly. Always keep keys at least 3
ft. (1 m) from the following electrical appliances:
•
•
•
•
•
TVs
Personal computers
Cellular phone/ cordless phone recharger units
Electric light stands
Fluorescent desk lights
■ Security feature
If a door is not opened for approximately 30 seconds after the vehicle is unlocked,
the anti-theft system automatically locks the vehicle again.
■ Certification for the smart access system (for vehicles sold in U.S.A)
FCC ID: MOZRO-1TY-1
MADE IN JAPAN
FCC ID: NI4B11UE
MADE IN JAPAN
FCC ID: PENASAT1
MADE IN JAPAN
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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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
Before driving
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
1
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:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• 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.
■ Certification for the wireless remote control (for vehicles sold in Canada)
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry 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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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.
Type A
Type B
1
Locks doors
Push and hold to sound alarm.
2
3
Unlocks all doors, and opens
the windows and moon roof
(push and hold)
Opens the trunk
■ 2-step unlocking function
When you push the UNLOCK button, the driver's door is unlocked. Pushing the
button again within 3 seconds unlocks the other doors.
■ Sounding an alarm
Push the PANIC button for about 2 to 3 seconds. An alarm sounds to deter any
person from trying to break into or damage your vehicle.
If you want to stop the alarm, push any button.
This function does not work when the ignition switch is in the ON position.
■ Operating indicator
Doors: A buzzer sounds and the hazard lights flash. 
(Lock: Once, Unlock: Twice)
Trunk : A buzzer sounds.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
■ Low battery
If the wireless remote control does not function or if it only operates very close to the
vehicle, the battery may be low. (P.295)
■ Security feature
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■ Door lock buzzer
If a door is not fully closed, a buzzer sounds continually if an attempt to lock the door
is made. To stop the buzzer, fully close the door and lock the vehicle once more.
■ Customized function
Settings (e.g., buzzer) can be changed for each remote control. (P.384)
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Before driving
If a door is not opened for approximately 30 seconds after the vehicle is unlocked,
the anti-theft system automatically locks the vehicle again.
1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
■ Certification for the wireless remote control (for vehicles sold in U.S.A.)
FCC ID: HYQ12BBK
MADE IN JAPAN
FCC ID: NI4B11UE
MADE IN JAPAN
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.
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:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• 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.
■ Certification for the wireless remote control (for vehicles sold in Canada)
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry 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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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
Doors
The vehicle can be locked and unlocked using the smart access system,
remote entry system, key or door lock switch.
■ Smart access system
1
P.5
P.12
■ Key
Type A
Type B
1
2
3
Locks all doors
Closes the windows or moon
roof (turn and hold)
Unlocks doors
Turning the key rearward unlocks
the driver’s door. Turning the key
once again unlocks the other
doors.
4
Opens the windows or moon
roof (turn and hold)
1
Locks all doors
Unlocks all doors
■ Door lock switch
2
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Before driving
■ Wireless remote control
1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
■ Inside lock button
1
2
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
Move the lock lever to the lock position.
Close the door.
Rear door child-protector lock
1
The door cannot be opened
from inside the vehicle, when
the locks are set.
These locks can be set to prevent
children from opening a rear
door. Push up on each rear door
switch to lock both rear doors.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
■ Door closer (some models)
● If any door is latched, but not fully closed, it will close it automatically.
● Pulling the door handle will cancel the door closer operation, however if a rear
1
door's child protector is engaged, it is not possible to cancel the door closer
operation for that door.
■ Door lock prevention
The doors cannot be locked from inside the vehicle, if a front door is open and the
key is in the ignition switch.
■ Key reminder function for vehicles not equipped with smart access system
A buzzer sounds if the driver’s door is opened, while the key is in the LOCK or
ACC position to remind you to remove the key.
■ Key reminder function for vehicles equipped with smart access system.
(P.344)
■ Automatic door locking system
The vehicle locks all doors automatically, when the automatic transmission selector
lever is moved from the P position with the ignition switch in the ON position.
This feature can be deactivated or changed (P.384)
■ Customization
The doors that are automatically locked/unlocked, when the key is used can be
changed. (P.384)
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Before driving
● This system activates regardless of the ignition switch position.
1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
CAUTION
■ To prevent an accident
Observe the following precautions while driving the vehicle. 
Failing to do so may result in a door opening and cause occupant out, resulting in
death or serious injury.
•
•
•
•
•
Always use a seat belt.
Always lock the doors.
Ensure that all doors are properly closed.
Do not pull the inside handle of the driver’s door while driving.
Set the rear door child protector locks when children are seated in the rear seat.
■ When the door has not been fully closed
Do not let your fingers get caught as the door closes automatically.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
Trunk
The trunk can be opened using the trunk opener or a key.
■ Trunk opener
1
Lift the lever to release the trunk
lid.
1
Before driving
■ Keys
Type A
Type B
Turn the key clockwise to open.
Only a master key can be used to
open the trunk.
■ Smart access system
P.5
■ Wireless remote control
P.12
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
Locking the trunk lid opener feature
Push in the main switch to disable the
trunk lid opener.
When required to leave a key in the
vehicle with a parking attendant,
provide the attendant with the valet
key. To activate the trunk lid opener
feature, insert the mechanical master key and turn it to the left.
■ Trunk easy closer
In the event that the trunk lid is left slightly open (not latched properly), the trunk
easy closer will automatically close it to the fully closed position.
■ Trunk light
The trunk light turns on when the trunk is opened.
■ Trunk handle
Use the grip when closing the trunk.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk
■ Internal trunk release handle
The trunk lid can be opened by pulling
down on the glow-in-the-dark handle
located on the inside of trunk lid.
CAUTION
■ 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.
■ When children are in 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.
■ When the trunk has not been fully closed
Be careful that your fingers do not get caught by the trunk lid when it is closing automatically.
NOTICE
■ To avoid damage to the trunk lid closer
Do not apply excessive force when the closer is operating.
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Before driving
The handle will continue to glow for some
time after the trunk lid is closed.
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1-3. Adjustable components
Front seats
Adjust the seat positions using the switches.
1
Seat position fore/aft control
switch
For driver’s seat only:
Height of the head restraint also
moves upward or downward with
the seat movements.
2
For Passenger’s Seat
3
4
5
6
Seatback angle control switch
Seat cushion (front) angle control switch
Vertical height adjust switch
Seat cushion length control
switch (driver’s seat only)
Lumbar support switch
Adjusting the front passenger’s seat from the driver’s seat
Front Passenger’s Seat
1
2
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Seatback angle
Seat position
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Rear seats
Adjust the power rear seat (if equipped).
1
Seat position control switch
1
Before driving
Returning the rear seats and rear head restraints to their original position
Push the switch
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1-3. Adjustable components
CAUTION
■ Reclining adjustment
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 during an accident, 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.
■ When adjusting the front passenger’s seat from the driver’s seat
Wait until a passenger is seated or have gotten off the front passenger’s seat before
operating the switch to avoid injuring the passenger.
■ When returning the rear seats and head restraints to their original position.
Wait until passengers are seated or have gotten off the rear seat before operating
the switch to avoid injuring the passengers.
NOTICE
■ When returning the rear seats and rear head restraints to their original position
Do not operate the switch when the rear seats and head restraints are in the rearmost and lowermost positions. The system may malfunction.
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1-3. Adjustable components
Driving position memory system
■ Setting the driving position
With the transmission selector lever in the “P” position, turn the
ignition switch to the ON position.
Adjust the driver’s seat, driver’s head restraint height and seat
cushion length, driver’s shoulder belt anchor, tilt and telescopic
steering and outside rear view mirrors to the desired positions.
While pushing the “SET” button,
push button “1”, “2” or “3” until the
signal beeps.
By repeating these three steps and
pressing the other button, the driving position for another driver can
be recorded.
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Before driving
The vehicle will memorize the position of the driver’s seat, the height of the
head restraint of the driver’s seat, the seat cushion length of the driver’s seat,
the height of the shoulder belt anchor of the driver’s seat belt, and the positions of the tilt and telescopic steering column and outside rear view mirrors.
Three different driving position profiles can be entered into the computer’s
memory.
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■ Recalling the memorized position
The driving position will be automatically adjusted to the position
recorded for that button when:
• The transmission selector lever
is in the “P” position.
• The ignition switch is in the
“ON” position.
• Pushing button “1”, “2” or “3”.
Selecting a memory setting using a smart access key or wireless remote
control key
Memorized driving positions (P.25) can be recalled when you unlock
the driver’s door.
■ Registering the key
Set the driving positions into the memory system using the “1”, “2”
or “3” buttons (P.25).
Close the driver’s door, turn the ignition switch to the in OFF position and remove the key.
Push the “1”, “2” or “3” button and the “LOCK” or “UNLOCK”
button at the same time about one second until you hear a beep.
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1-3. Adjustable components
■ Recalling the driving position
Driver’s seat position, head restraint height, seat cushion length, shoulder
belt height, and outside rear view mirrors are adjusted to memorized
position when you unlock the driver’s door with the wireless remote control or the smart access system, if equipped.
■ Erasing the previous memory
Close the driver’s door and select the ignition switch in OFF position and remove the key.
Push the “SET” button and the “LOCK” or “UNLOCK” button at
the same time for about one second until you hear two beeps.
■ To change the memorized position
Adjust the desired positions of the driver’s seat, tilt and telescopic steering
column and outside mirrors.
Push the “SET” button and the “1”, “2” or “3” button at the same time until
you hear a beep.
■ Retained accessory power operation
Memorized positions (except for the tilt and telescopic steering column) can be
activated within 30 seconds after the driver’s door is opened, even if the ignition
switch is turned off.
■ If any position memory button is pushed while the adjustments are being made
The operation will stop. To reactivate the system, push the desired button (“1”, “2” or
“3”) again.
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Before driving
The tilt and telescopic steering column position is adjusted to the memorized position when you push the ignition switch, or insert the key into the
key slot depending on the model.
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1-3. Adjustable components
■ If the battery is disconnected
The computer’s memory will be erased and the memorized positions will have to be
set again.
CAUTION
■ Caution of wrong operation
Take care during seat adjustment that the seat does not strike the rear passenger or
squeeze your body against the steering wheel.
If this happens, you can stop the movement by pressing another driving position
memory button.
NOTICE
■ When using the smart or wireless keys to change your vehicle’s settings
Pushing the “LOCK” button for longer than 2-3 seconds will activate an alarm.
(P.12)
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1-3. Adjustable components
Rear seat position memory system
You can set the position of the rear seats and the height of the rear head
restraints into memory.
■ Recalling the memorized position
Push the “M” button until you hear
a beep.
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Before driving
■ Setting the rear seat position
Turn the ignition switch to the ON position
Adjust the rear seat position and height of the head restraint to
the desired position. (P23)
Push the “SET” button until you
hear a beep.
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Door opening linked sliding function
The rear seat automatically moves backward when the rear door is
opened, if the seat is adjusted in a forward position.
Cancel
Push the button again will reactivate.
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1
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1-3. Adjustable components
Head restraints
The vertical and horizontal positions of the head restraint can be adjusted.
■ Front seats
1
■ Outboard rear seats
Powered seats
Push button forward or backward to adjust height.
Grip head restraint and twist to
tilt forward or backward.
Manual seats
Grip head restraint and move it
up or down.
Push and hold the lock release button when lowering.
Lock release button
Grip head restraint and twist to
tilt forward or backward.
Removing
Remove the head restraint while
pushing the release button.
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Before driving
2
Push button up or down to
adjust height.
Grip head restraint and twist to
tilt forward or backward.
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■ Center rear seat
1
2
Pull on the top to raise.
Push the button to return.
■ Adjusting the height of the head restraints
Front
Make sure that the head restraints are
adjusted so that the center of the head
restraint is closest to the top of the passenger’s ears.
Rear
■ Returning the rear head restraints from the front seats
P.23
■ Head restraints of different seats
The head restraints are specially designed for the seats which they are installed.
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1-3. Adjustable components
CAUTION
■ Head restraint precautions
Observe the following precautions regarding the head restraints. Failure to do so
may result in death or serious injury.
Before driving
• Adjust the head restraint to the correct position at all times.
• Do not drive with head restraints removed.
1
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1-3. Adjustable components
Seat belts
Make sure that all occupants are wearing their seat belts before driving the
vehicle.
■ Correctly using seat belt
1
2
3
4
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.
Position the lap belt as low as
possible over the hips.
Adjust the position of the seat
back. Sit up straight and well
back in the seat.
Do not twist the seat belt.
■ Fastening and removing the seat belt
1
Fastening the belt
Push the tab into the buckle until a
clicking sound is heard.
2
Releasing the belt
Push the release button.
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1-3. Adjustable components
■ Adjusting the height of the belt
1
2
Up
Down
1
Before driving
Seat belt comfort guide (outboard rear seat only)
If the shoulder belt sits close to a
person’s neck, slide the seat belt
comfort guide forward.
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1-3. Adjustable components
Seat belt pretensioners
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 and a rear
impact.
■ 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, and
you can move around fully.
■ 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.77)
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1-3. Adjustable components
■ Pregnant women
Obtain medical advice and wear the seat
belt in the proper way. (P.34)
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
■ People suffering illness
Obtain medical advice and wear the seat belt in the proper way.
■ Child seat belt usage
● Use a child restraint system appropriately for the child, until the child becomes
large enough to properly wear the vehicle’s seat belt. (P.34)
● When the child becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle’s seat belt,
follow the instructions on P.34 regarding seat belt usage.
■ Replacing the belt after activation of the pretensioner
The seat belts cannot be used if a pretensioner has activated. After an accident, have
your Lexus dealer inspect the pretensioners and replace them, if necessary.
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1
Before driving
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.
1-3. Adjustable components
■ 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.
CAUTION
■ 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 serious injury.
• Ensure that all passengers wear a seat belt.
• Always wear a seat belt.
• Each seat belt should be used by one person only. Do not use the seat belt
for more than one person at the same time, including children.
• Children should be seated in the rear seat and always use a seat belt and/or
an appropriate child restraint system.
• 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.
• Do not wear the shoulder belt under your arm.
• Always wear your seat belt low and snug across your hips.
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1-3. Adjustable components
CAUTION
■ Seat belt damage and wear
● Do not damage the seat belts by allowing the belt, plate or buckle to be jammed
in the door.
1
● Do not use a damaged seat belt until it is replaced. Damaged seat belts cannot
● 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.
● Replace the seat assembly, including the belts, if your vehicle has been involved in
a serious accident, even if there is no obvious damage.
● Do not attempt to install, remove, modify, disassemble or dispose of a seat belt.
Have any necessary repairs carried out by your Lexus dealer. Inappropriate handling of the pretensioner may cause it to activate or operate improperly and may
cause death or serious injury.
■ Using seat belt extender
● Do not wear the seat belt extender, if you can fasten the seat belt without the
extender.
● Do not use the seat belt extender when installing a child restraint system, because
the belt will not securely hold the child restraint system, increasing the risk of
death or injury in the event of a collision.
● 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
■ 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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Before driving
protect an occupant from injury.
1-3. Adjustable components
Steering wheel
The steering wheel can be adjusted to a comfortable position for the driver
while the key is inserted in the ignition switch.
1
2
3
4
Up
Down
Toward the driver
Away from the driver
Auto tilt away and auto return
The steering wheel returns to its stowed position to enable easier driver
entry and exit.*
When the smart access system
is used:
Turn the ignition switch to
LOCK position for auto tiltaway.
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1-3. Adjustable components
If the key is inserted into the
ignition switch:
Remove the key from the ignition
switch for auto tilt-away.
*This feature can be deactivated. (P.384)
■ Steering column does not move
The steering column adjuster will not operate, if the ignition switch is left in the
locked position for more than 30 minutes. To adjust the steering wheel position,
turn the ignition switch to ON or remove the key from the ignition switch and reinsert it.
CAUTION
■ Caution while driving
Do not adjust the steering wheel or column 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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Before driving
Pushing the ignition switch (if the smart access system is used) or reinserting
the key will return the steering wheel to the memorized position.
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1-3. Adjustable components
Auto anti-glare mirror
In “AUTO” mode, the inside and side mirror surfaces dim slightly to prevent
the driver’s vision being affected by the headlights of other vehicles.
“DAY” mode: 
The mirror reflects normally.
“AUTO” mode: 
The mirror surfaces dim automatically to reduce the reflected light.
Pushing the switch changes the
mode between “AUTO” and
“DAY”. The indicator comes on
when the “AUTO” mode is
selected.
■ To prevent sensor error
To ensure correct functioning of the sensors, do not touch or cover the sensors.
CAUTION
■ 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, or resulting in
death or serious injury.
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1-3. Adjustable components
Side mirrors
Adjust the mirror angle using the switch.
1
2
Select the 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
Folding and extending the side mirrors
1
2
3
Folds the mirror.
Extends the mirror.
Automatic
If the switch is in the neutral position, the side mirrors are set to
automatic operation, and the indicator light comes on. (P.44)
■ Adjusting the side mirrors downward when reversing
Put the transmission selector lever in the “R” position.
Move the mirror switch to the “L” or “R” position.
The mirrors will return to their previous position if one of the following occurs:
• The selector lever is moved to a position other than “R”.
• The mirror switch is moved to the neutral position.
• The ignition switch is set to ACC.
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1-3. Adjustable components
■ Side mirror operating conditions
The ignition switch must be turned to ACC or ON.
■ When the mirrors are fogged up
Turn on the mirror heaters to defog the mirrors. (P.170)
■ Ignition switch integrated automatic operation
If the AUTO indicator light is on, the mirrors are in automatic operation mode.
• If the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position, the rear view mirrors are
automatically extended and folded, if the ignition switch is turned to the
OFF position.
CAUTION
■ When driving the vehicle
Observe the following precautions while driving. 
Failing to do so may result in losing control of the vehicle and cause an accident,
resulting in serious injury or even death.
• Do not adjust the mirror while driving.
• Do not drive with the mirrors folded backward.
• Both the driver and passenger side rear view mirrors must be extended and
properly adjusted before driving.
■ When the mirror heaters are operating
Do not touch the mirror surface, as the mirror surface becomes hot.
NOTICE
■ If the mirror gets icy
Do not scrape the mirror face. Use a spray de-icer to de-ice the mirror.
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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:
1
2
3
*
1
Pushing the switch in the opposite direction will stop window
travel partway.
Lock switch
1
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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Before driving
4
Opening
One-touch opening*
Closing
One-touch closing*
1-4. Opening and closing the windows and moon roof
■ Power window operating conditions
The ignition switch must be turned to ON.
■ Integrated door lock window operation
The power windows can be opened and closed using the key or wireless remote
control. (P.12, P.15)
This feature can be deactivated. (P.384)
■ Retained accessory power operation
The power windows can be operated for approximately 45 seconds after the
engine has been stopped. They cannot, however, be operated if the driver’s door is
opened.
■ 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.
■ Initializing the power windows
After the battery is reconnected, replaced or recharged, you will need to initialize
the power windows; otherwise the jam protection function will not operate correctly.
To initialize the power windows:
Lower each window halfway using the power window switches on the
door for that window.
Close each window and continue holding the switch for a second, after
the window has fully closed.
Make sure the windows open and close correctly. If not, see your Lexus dealer.
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1-4. Opening and closing the windows and moon roof
CAUTION
■ When closing a window
Observe the following precautions. Failing to do so may result in death or serious
injury.
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Before driving
• Check to make sure that all passengers do not have any part of their body in a
position where it could be caught when a window is being operated.
• Do not allow children to operate the power windows.
• Never try jamming any part of your body to activate the jam protection function
intentionally.
• The jam protection function may not work, if something gets caught just before
the window fully closes.
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1-4. Opening and closing the windows and moon roof
Moon roof
Use the overhead switches to open, close and tilt the moon roof up and down.
■ Opening and closing
1
Open
The moon roof stops slightly before
the fully opened position.
Push the switch again to fully open.
2
Close
Push the switch in the opposite
direction to stop window travel
partway.
■ Tilt up and down
1
2
Tilt up
Tilt down
Push the switch in the opposite
direction to stop window travel
partway.
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1-4. Opening and closing the windows and moon roof
■ Moon roof operating conditions
The ignition switch must be turned to ON.
■ Integrated door lock moon roof operation
■ Retained accessory power operation
The moon roof can be operated for approximately 45 seconds after the engine has
been turned off. It cannot, however, be operated if the driver’s door is opened.
■ Jam protection function
If an object is detected between the moon roof and the frame during automatic
close or automatic tilt down, travel is stopped and the moon roof opens slightly.
■ Initializing the moon roof
After the battery is reconnected, replaced or recharged, you will need to initialize
the moon roof, otherwise the jam protection function will not operate correctly.
To initialize the moon roof, push and hold the “TILT” switch until the moon roof tilts
all the way up and then automatically returns slightly.
Make sure the moon roof opens and closes correctly. If not, see your Lexus dealer.
■ Opening and closing the sunshade
The sunshade can be opened and closed manually; however, it will be opened if the
moon roof is opened.
■ Sunshade
The sunshade can be manually opened and closed.
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Before driving
The moon roof can be opened and closed, using the key or wireless remote control.
(P. 12, P.15)
1-4. Opening and closing the windows and moon roof
CAUTION
■ Opening the moon roof
Observe the following precautions: 
Failing to do so may cause death or serious injury.
• Do not allow any passengers to put their hands or heads outside the vehicle
while it is moving.
• Do not sit on top of the moon roof.
■ Closing the moon roof
Check to make sure that all passengers do not have any part of their bodies in a
position where they could be caught. 
Closing the moon roof on someone can cause death or serious injury.
■ Jam protection function
● Never try jamming any part of your body, to activate the jam protection function
intentionally.
● The jam protection function may not work, if something gets caught just before
the moon roof fully closes.
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1-5. Opening the fuel tank cap
Opening the fuel tank cap
Perform the following steps to open the fuel tank cap.
■ Before refueling the vehicle
Stop the engine and ensure that all the doors and windows are closed.
■ Opening the fuel tank cap
Turn the fuel tank cap slowly to
open.
Hang the fuel tank cap on the back
of the fuel filler door.
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Before driving
Lift the fuel filler door opener to
open the fuel filler door.
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1-5. Opening the fuel tank cap
Closing the fuel tank cap
When replacing the fuel tank cap,
turn it until a clicking sound is
heard.
■ Fuel types
Use premium unleaded gasoline (91 Octane rating or higher) (P.373).
■ Fuel tank capacity
The fuel tank has a capacity of approximately 22.2 gal. (84 L, 18.5 lmp.gal.).
■ In case the fuel filler door does not function
This is used in case the fuel filler door cannot
be opened due to a discharged battery or
other trouble.
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1-5. Opening the fuel tank cap
CAUTION
■ Refueling the vehicle
Observe the following precautions while refueling the vehicle. Failure to do so may
result in death or serious injury.
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
■ Refueling
Observe the following precautions when refueling the vehicle. 
Failing to do so damages the vehicle, such as causing the exhaust systems to operate abnormally or damaging fuel system components or the vehicle’s painted surface.
• Do not use any type of gasoline other than as recommended. (P.373)
• Do not spill fuel during refueling.
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Before driving
• Touch the vehicle or some other metal surface to discharge any static electricity.
Sparks resulting from discharging static electricity may cause the fuel vapors to
ignite.
• Always hold the grip 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.
• Do not allow any one that has not discharged static electricity from their bodies,
to come close to an open fuel tank.
• Do not inhale vaporized fuel. 
Fuel contains substances that are harmful to the human body, if inhaled.
• Do not smoke while refueling the vehicle. 
Doing so may cause the fuel to ignite and cause a fire.
• 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.
■ Fuel cap precaution
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1-6. Theft deterrent 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 onboard computer.
Type A
The indicator light flashes to indicate that the system is operating,
after the ignition switch has been
turned to the Lock position.
Type B
■ Conditions that may cause the system to malfunction
● If the grip portion of the key is in contact with a metallic object.
● 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.
NOTICE
■ To prevent damage to the key
The key may be damaged if it is:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Bent
Subjected to a strong impact
Left in direct sunlight
Wet
Left in close proximity to objects emitting magnetic fields
In close proximity to an object that interferes with the electromagnetic wave
that is emitted
Keep all keys in a safe place.
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1-6. Theft deterrent system
Alarm
The system is designed to trigger the alarm, if forcible entry is detected (horn
sounds and emergency flashers flash).
The security system indicator light
will begin flashing when the system
is set.
Deactivating or stopping the alarm
Do one of the following:
• Unlock a door using a key,
remote entry or smart access
system.
• Turn the ignition switch ON.
The system will return to standby
mode approximately 30 seconds
after it operates.
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1
Before driving
After exiting the vehicle, shut the
doors, trunk and hood, and lock all
the doors. 
The system will begin operating
automatically after 30 seconds.
1-6. Theft deterrent system
■ Items to check before locking the vehicle
To prevent unintended triggering of the alarm, check that there is no one in the vehicle and that all windows are closed before locking the vehicle.
■ Alarm operation
The alarm will sound if any of the following conditions occur.
• When a locked door or trunk is opened in any way other than using a key or
wireless remote control, such as someone exiting the vehicle after the alarm is
activated.
• When the hood is lifted open while the vehicle is locked.
• When the battery is reconnected.
■ Sounding an alarm
Manually triggering the alarm will help deter anyone from breaking into or damaging your vehicle. (P.12)
■ Certifications for the engine immobilizer system (for vehicles sold in U.S.A.)
FCC ID: MOZ RI-20BTY
MADE IN JAPAN
FCC ID: MOZ RI-15HTY
MADE IN JAPAN
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.
■ Certifications for the engine immobilizer system (for vehicles sold in Canada)
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry 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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1-6. Theft deterrent system
Theft prevention labels (U.S.A.Only)
Your new vehicle carries theft prevention labels.
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Approximately 1.85 in. (47 mm) 
by 0.47 in. (12 mm)
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.
1-7. Safety information
Correct driving posture
Drive with good posture as follows:
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4
5
6
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Sit upright and well back in the
seat.
Adjust the position of the seat
forward or backward to ensure
the pedals can be reached and
easily depressed to the extent
required.
(P. 22)
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)
Lock the head restraint in place
with the center of the head
restraint closest to the top of
your ears.
(P.31)
Wear the seat belt correctly. 
(P.34)
1-7. Safety information
CAUTION
■ When driving:
● Do not adjust the position of the driver’s seat while driving. 
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Doing so could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
● Do not place a cushion between the driver or passenger and the seat back. 
● 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.
■ Adjusting the seat position:
● 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 during an accident, 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.
● Take care when adjusting the seat position, to ensure that other passengers are
not injured by the moving seat.
● Do not put your hands under the seat or near the moving parts, to avoid injury to
hands or fingers. 
Fingers or hands may become jammed in the seat mechanism.
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A cushion may prevent correct posture from being achieved and reduce the
effect of the seat belt and head restraint, increasing the risk of injury to the driver
or passenger.
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.
Front airbags
Driver airbag/front passenger airbag
Can help protect the head and chest of the driver and front passenger
from impact by interior components.
Knee airbags
Can help provide driver and front passenger protection.
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 outboard occupants.
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1-7. Safety information
Airbag system components
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2
3
4
5
6
7
Front airbag sensors
Front passenger’s seat belt
buckle switch
Occupant detection sensor
Side and curtain shield airbag
sensors
Knee airbags
Front passenger airbag
Side airbags
Curtain shield airbag sensors
9 Curtain shield airbags
10 Driver airbag
11 Driver’s seat position sensor
12 Driver’s seat belt buckle switch
13 SRS warning light
14 Airbag sensor assembly
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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 airbag sensor.
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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1-7. Safety information
■ If the SRS airbags deploy (inflate)
● Bruising and slight abrasions may result from contact with a deploying (inflating)
SRS airbag.
● A loud noise and white powder will be emitted.
● Parts of the airbag module (steering wheel hub, airbag cover and inflator), as
well as the front seats, apart from the front pillar and roof side rail may be hot for
several minutes, and the airbags themselves will be hot.
● The front windshield may crack.
■ Operating conditions (front airbags)
● 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.).
● 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.
● 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 buckled up, regardless of the presence of an occupant in the seat.
■ Operating conditions (side and curtain shield airbags)
● 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.
● 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 or the seat belt is buckled up,
regardless of the presence of the occupant in the seat.
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1-7. Safety information
■ 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.
Before driving
● Hitting a curb, edge of pavement or hard
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surface
● Falling into or jumping over a deep hole
● Landing hard or vehicle falling
■ 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.
● Collision from the side
● Collision from the rear
● Vehicle rollover
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1-7. Safety information
■ Types of collisions that may not deploy the SRS airbag (side and curtain shield air-
bags)
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.
● Collision from the side to the vehicle body
other than the passenger compartment
● 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.
● Collision from the front
● Collision from the rear
● Vehicle rollover
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1-7. Safety information
■ 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.
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● Any of the SRS airbags have been
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inflated.
● The front of the vehicle (shaded in the
illustration) was involved in an accident
that was not severe enough to cause the
SRS front airbags to inflate.
● The portion of the doors (shaded in the
illustration) was involved in an accident
that was not severe enough to cause the
SRS side airbags and curtain shield airbags to inflate.
● The pad section of the steering wheel,
front passenger airbag cover or lower
portion of instrument panel (shaded in the
illustration) is scratched, cracked or otherwise damaged.
● The surface of the seats with the side air-
bag (shaded in the illustration) is
scratched, cracked or otherwise damaged.
● The portion of the front pillars, rear pillars
or roof side rail garnishes (padding) containing the curtain shield airbags inside
(shaded in the illustration) is scratched,
cracked or otherwise damaged.
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1-7. Safety information
CAUTION
■ SRS airbag precautions
Observe the following precautions regarding the airbags. Failure to do so may
cause death or serious injury:
● The driver and all passengers in the vehicle must wear their seat belts properly.
The SRS airbags are supplemental devices to be used with seat belts.
● The SRS driver airbag deploys by a 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.
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1-7. Safety information
CAUTION
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.
nected to the driver’s seat belt buckle but
the seat belt extender has also 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.
● The SRS front passenger airbag also deploys by a 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.
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Before driving
● If the seat belt extender has been con-
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1-7. Safety information
CAUTION
■ SRS airbag precautions
● Do not sit on the edge of the seat or lean
against the dashboard.
● Do not allow a child to stand in front of the
SRS front passenger airbag unit or sit on
the passenger’s knees while the vehicle is
moving.
● Do not drive the vehicle while the driver or
passenger has something resting on his or
her knees.
● Do not lean against the door, the front, the
side and rear pillars or the roof side rail.
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1-7. Safety information
CAUTION
■ SRS airbag precautions
● Improperly seated and/or restrained infants and children can be killed or seri-
● Do not allow anyone to kneel on the pas-
senger seat or put their head or hands outside the vehicle.
● Do not attach anything to or lean anything
against areas such as the dashboard, steering wheel pad or lower portion of instrument panel. These items can become
projectiles when SRS driver, front passenger and knee airbags deploy.
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ously injured by the deploying airbags. 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.73)
1-7. Safety information
CAUTION
■ SRS airbag precautions
● 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.
● Do not hang a coat hanger or other hard
object on the coat hooks. All of these items
could become projectiles and seriously
injure or kill you, should the SRS curtain
shield airbag deploy.
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1-7. Safety information
CAUTION
■ SRS airbag precautions
● Do not attach any heavy, sharp or hard
● If the vinyl cover is put on the area where the SRS knee airbag will deploy, be sure
to remove it.
● Do not use seat accessories which cover the parts where the SRS side airbags
inflate as this may interfere with inflation of these airbags.
● Do not strike or apply significant levels of force to the area of the SRS airbag
components shown on P.61. Doing so could cause a SRS airbag to malfunction.
● Do not touch any of the component parts immediately after the SRS airbag has
deployed (inflated) as they become hot.
● If breathing becomes difficult, 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.
● 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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objects such as keys or accessories to the
ignition key. The objects may restrict the
SRS knee airbag inflation or be thrust into
the driver's seat area by the force of the
deploying airbag, thus causing a danger.
1-7. Safety information
CAUTION
■ Modifications and disposal of SRS airbag system components
Do not perform any of the following modifications to or dispose of the vehicle without consulting your Lexus dealer. The SRS airbag may malfunction and may deploy
(inflate) accidentally, causing death or serious injury.
• Installation, removal, disassembly and repair of the SRS airbags.
• Repairs, modifications, removal or replacement of the steering wheel, instrument panel, dashboard, seats or seat upholstery, front, side and rear pillars or
roof side rail.
• Repair or modification of the front fender, front bumper or side of the occupant
compartment.
• Installation of snow plows, winches, etc. to the front grille (bull bars, kangaroo
bar, etc.).
• Modifications to the vehicle’s suspension system.
• Installation of electronic devices such as a mobile two-way radio, cassette tape
player or CD player.
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1-7. Safety information
Child restraint system
Lexus strongly recommends the use of child restraint systems for children.
The laws of all 50 states in the U.S.A. and Canada now require the use of child
restraint system.
Studies have shown that installing a child restraint on a rear seat is much
safer than installing one to the front passenger seat.
• Choose a child restraint system that conforms to the age and size of
the child.
• For installation details, follow the instructions provided with the child
restraint system when installing it.
General installation instructions are provided in this manual. (P.76)
Types of child restraints
Child restraint systems are classified into the following three types
according to the age and size of the child.
INFANT SEAT
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Before driving
Points to remember
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1-7. Safety information
CONVERTIBLE SEAT
BOOSTER SEAT
■ 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.
■ When a child is too large for a child restraint system
Get an appropriate child restraint system for the child. If a child is too large for any
child restraint system, sit the child on a rear seat and use the vehicle’s seat belt.
(P.34).
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1-7. Safety information
CAUTION
■ Child restraint precautions
● For effective protection in automobile accidents and sudden stops, a child must
● Lexus strongly urges use of a proper child restraint system which 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.
● 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.
● A forward-facing child restraint system should not be placed on the front passen-
ger seat except when it is unavoidable. Always move the front seat as far back as
possible, because the front passenger airbag could inflate by considerable speed
and force. Otherwise, the child may be killed or seriously injured.
● 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.
● 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 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.
● 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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Before driving
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 manufacture’s instructions. Firmly secure
child restraints using a seat belt or a child restraint lower anchorage into both
outboard rear seats. Attach the top strap when installing a child restraint.
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2
3
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Seat belts equipped with a child
restraint locking mechanism.
(ALR/ELR belts except driver’s
seat belt) (P.36)
Child restraint lower anchorage
Top strap
1-7. Safety information
Installing child restraints using a seat belt
■ Rear facing child seat–infant/convertible
Place an infant seat on the rear
seat facing the rear of the vehicle.
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Before driving
Run the seat belt through the infant
seat and insert the plate into the
buckle. Make sure that the belt is
not twisted.
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1-7. Safety information
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.
While pushing the child seat 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.
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1-7. Safety information
■ Forward facing–Convertible child seats
Place a child seat on the seat facing the front of the vehicle.
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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.
While pushing the child seat 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.
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Before driving
Run the seat belt through the child
seat and insert the plate into the
buckle. Make sure that the belt is
not twisted.
1-7. Safety information
■ Booster seats
Place a booster seat on the seat
facing the front of the vehicle.
Sit the child in the child seat. Fit the
seat belt to the booster seat
according to the child seat manufacture’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)
CAUTION
■ When installing the booster seats
Do not fully extend the child’s shoulder belt, to prevent the belt from going to ALR
lock mode:
• ALR mode causes the belt to tighten only which could cause injury or discomfort to the child. (P.36)
• Do not allow the child to play with the seat belt or the child could be killed or
seriously injured.
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1-7. Safety information
CAUTION
■ When installing the child restraint system
● If the driver’s seat position does not allow
● 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 injury or even
death if the airbags deploy (inflate).
● 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.
● Ensure that the belt and tab are securely locked and the seat belt is not twisted.
● Push and pull the child seat in different directions to be sure it is secure.
● Follow all installation instructions provided by the child restraint system manufac-
turer.
■ Do not use the seat belt extender
If using the seat belt extender when installing a child seat, 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.
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sufficient space for safe installation on the
left-hand rear seat, install the child restraint
on the right-hand side seat.
1-7. Safety information
Child restraint system with a top strap
Secure the child restraint using a
seat belt or the lower anchorages.
(P.76)
Push the lid to open.
Latch the hook onto the anchorage bracket and tighten the top
strap.
Make sure the top strap is securely
latched.
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1-7. Safety information
Installation with child restraint lower anchorages
Move the seat fully back* (and
head restraint to the lower most
position).
Before driving
* If equipped with power seats
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Type A
Widen the gap between the seat
cushion and seatback slightly.
Latch the hooks of the lower straps
onto the anchorages.
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1-7. Safety information
Type B
Widen the gap between the seat
cushion and seatback slightly.
Latch the buckles onto the anchorages.
If the child restraint has a top strap, the top strap should be latched onto the
anchorages.
CAUTION
■ To install correctly
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 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.
■ Child restraint systems that can be installed using the lower anchorages
Child restraint systems conforming to FMVSS225 or CMVSS210.2 specifications
can be used. This vehicle is designed to confirm to the SAE J1819.
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Driving the vehicle ...................... 86
2-4. Using other driving 
systems ..................................... 118
Starting the engine...................... 94
Lexus park assist system........... 118
Automatic transmission ............ 98
Rear view monitor system....... 123
Turn signal lever............................ 101
Cruise control.............................. 126
Parking brake .............................. 102
Dynamic radar/ laser cruise 
control.......................................... 129
2-2. Instrument cluster.................. 103
Electronically modulated air 
suspension.................................. 138
2-1. Driving procedures ................. 86
Gauges and meters.................. 103
Indicators and warning 
lights ............................................. 105
Multi-information display ........ 107
2-3. Operating the headlight and 
windshield wipers .................. 110
Driver assist systems ................. 140
Pre-collision system 
(if equipped) .............................. 143
2-5. Driving information................ 145
Cargo & luggage ....................... 145
Headlight switch .......................... 110
Vehicle load limits....................... 148
Fog light switch ............................. 113
Winter driving tips...................... 149
Windshield wipers and 
washer ........................................... 114
Trailer Towing ............................... 152
Dinghy towing.............................. 160
Headlight cleaner switch.......... 117
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2-1. Driving procedures
Driving the vehicle
The following procedures should be observed to ensure safe driving.
■ Starting the engine (P.94)
■ Driving
STEP 1
With the brake pedal depressed,
shift the selector lever to D.
Release the parking brake.
Gradually release the brake pedal and gently depress the accelerator pedal to accelerate the vehicle.
■ Stopping
With the selector lever in D, depress the brake pedal.
If necessary, set the parking brake.
When the vehicle is stopped for an extended period of time, shift the
selector lever to P or N.
(P.98)
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■ Parking the vehicle
With the selector lever in D, depress the brake pedal.
Set the parking brake.
(P.102)
Shift the selector lever to P.
(P.98)
Stop the engine.
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Starting on a steep incline
Gently depress the accelerator pedal.
Release the parking brake.
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When driving
Firmly set the parking brake and
shift the selector lever to D.
2-1. Driving procedures
■ Braking in your new Lexus
To extend the life of the vehicle, observe the following precautions.
For the first 200 miles (300 km):
Avoid sudden stops.
For the first 1000 miles (1600 km):
• Do not drive in excess of 62 mph (100 km/h).
• Maintain engine speed of between 2000 and 4000 rpm.
• Avoid sudden acceleration.
• Do not drive at a constant speed for extended periods.
■ Operation in foreign countries
Comply with the relevant vehicle registration laws and confirm the availability
of the correct fuel (unleaded and minimum octane ratingP.373).
CAUTION
■ When starting the vehicle
Always keep your foot on the brake pedal while stopped with the engine running.
This prevents the vehicle from creeping.
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CAUTION
■ When driving the vehicle
● Do not drive if you are unfaniliar 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.
● Do not drive the vehicle over or stop the vehicle near flammable materials.
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● Do not let the vehicle roll backwards while the selector lever is in a driving posi-
● If you smell exhaust fumes in the vehicle, open the windows and close the trunk lid
to ensure plenty of fresh air enters the vehicle.
If you can smell exhaust fumes even through there are no other vehicle in surrounding area, have your vehicle checked by you Lexus dealer. Continued inhalation of exhaust fumes can lead to death by gas poisoning.
● Do not shift the selector lever to P, R or N while the vehicle is moving under any
circumstances. 
Doing so can cause significant damage to the transmission system and may result
in a loss of vehicle control.
● Do not turn the engine off while driving. 
The power steering and brake booster systems will not operate properly if the
engine is not running.
● Use the 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.98)
● Do not shift the selector lever to N. 
Doing so may cause the engine brake to not operate properly and lead to an
accident.
● 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.
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tion, or roll forward while the selector 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.
2-1. Driving procedures
CAUTION
■ While driving the vehicle
● Be careful when driving on slippery surfaces, as the vehicle may skid or spin when
downshifting, rapidly accelerating, braking or turning.
● Do not adjust the position of the steering wheel, seat, or mirror while driving.
Doing so may result in losing control of the vehicle and cause an accident, which
may cause death or serious injury.
● Always check that passengers’ arms, heads or other parts of their bodies are not
outside the vehicle, as this may result in death or serious injury.
■ When shifting the selector lever
Use caution if accelerating while shifting. 
This may lead to unexpected rapid acceleration of the vehicle that may cause an
accident.
■ When the vehicle is stopped
● Do not race the engine. 
If the vehicle is in any gear other than P or N the vehicle may accelerate suddenly
and unexpectedly, and may cause an accident.
● 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.
● Always keep a foot on the brake pedal while the engine is running to prevent an
accident caused by the vehicle moving.
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CAUTION
■ When the vehicle is parked
● Do not leave glasses, cigarette lighters, spray cans, or soft drink cans in the vehi-
cle in hot areas.
● 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 interior of the vehicle and cause gas poisoning.
■ When taking a nap in the vehicle
Always turn the engine off. Otherwise, you may accidentally move the selector
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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• 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 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.
● Always set the parking brake, shift the selector lever to P, stop the engine and
lock the vehicle. 
Do not leave the vehicle unattended while the engine is running.
2-1. Driving procedures
CAUTION
■ When braking the vehicle
● 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.
● If the power brake assist function does not operate, do not follow other vehicles
closely and avoid downhill or sharp turns that require making.
Braking is still possible, but it will require more force on the pedal than usual.
Braking distance may also increase.
● Do not pump the brake pedal if the engine stalls. Each push on the pedal uses up
your reserved brake fluid pressure.
● Even if the power assist is completely lost, the brakes will still work. But you will
have to push the pedal hard, much harder than normal. And your braking distance will increase.
● Do not drive your vehicle with only a single brake system. Have your brakes fixed
immediately.
NOTICE
■ While driving the vehicle
Do not use the accelerator pedal or depress accelerator and brake pedals together
to hold the vehicle on a hill.
■ When parking the vehicle
Always put the selector lever in P. The vehicle may begin to move, or the vehicle
may accelerate suddenly if the accelerator pedal is accidentally depressed.
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2-1. Driving procedures
NOTICE
■ Avoiding damage to vehicle parts
● 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 pump.
● When driving over bumps in the road, drive as slowly as possible to avoid damag-
ing the wheels, underside of the vehicle, etc.
■ If you hear a squealing or scraping noise (brake pad wear limit indicators)
■ If a malfunction is detected while driving
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.
• It may be difficult to control your vehicle.
• The vehicle will make abnormal sounds.
• The vehicle will behave abnormally.
Replace a flat tire with a new one. (P.347)
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Have your Lexus dealer check and replace the brake pads as soon as possible.
Expensive rotor damage can result if the pads are not replaced when needed.
2-1. Driving procedures
Starting the engine
■ Ignition switch
1
LOCK:
Inserting and removing the key
2
ACC:
The audio system and other
accessories can be used when
the engine is stopped.
3
ON:
When driving the vehicle the
engine and all accessories are
on.
4
START:
For starting the engine.
■ Starting the engine
Check that the parking brake is set.
Check that the selector lever is set in P.
If you need to restart the engine while the vehicle is moving, put the
selector lever in N.
Sit in the driver’s seat and firmly depress the brake pedal.
Push and turn (if the smart access system is engaged) or turn the
ignition switch to START and start the engine.
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2-1. Driving procedures
■ Steering lock release
When starting the engine, the ignition switch may seem stuck in the
“LOCK” position. To free it, perform the following:
Standard
Turn the key while turning the
steering wheel slightly in either
direction.
■ If the engine does not start
Check whether the other keys will start the engine.
If they work, your key may be broken. Have the key checked at your Lexus dealer.
■ Starting the engine using the flat key (Smart access)
Remove the flat key from its case.
Insert the flat key into the ignitions switch.
Start the engine within 10 seconds after the indicator light goes
off.
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2
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Smart access
Push and hold the ignition
switch (do not try to turn the
ignition switch), then rock the
steering wheel until it releases.
2-1. Driving procedures
■ Starting the engine using the flat key (Standard)
Remove the flat key from its case. Insert the
flat key into the ignition switch.
Bring the key case close to the ignition switch
within 10 seconds as indicated by the arrow.
Put the key case away when the indicator light goes out. When the light
goes out, this means the engine immobilizer system has turned off.
Start the engine within 10 seconds after the indicator light goes off.
■ Leak detection pump
Approximately five hours after the engine is turned off, you may hear sound coming
from underneath the luggage compartment for several minutes. This is normal
operation and does not indicate a malfunction. (For your information)
CAUTION
■ 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.
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NOTICE
■ To prevent battery discharge
Do not leave the ignition switch in the ON position if the engine is not running.
■ When starting the engine
● Do not crank for more than 30 seconds at a time. This may overheat the starter
and wiring systems.
● Do not race a cold engine.
2
● If the engine becomes difficult to start or stalls frequently, have the engine
When driving
checked immediately.
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2-1. Driving procedures
Automatic transmission
Select a gear position appropriate for the driving conditions.
■ Shifting the transmission selector lever
While the engine is running, the brake pedal must be depressed in order to
move the transmission selector lever from P.
■ Gear uses
Shift range
P
R
N
D
S
6
5
4
3
2
1
Parking the vehicle and starting the engine
(key removal position)
Reversing
Neutral
Normal driving*
“S” mode driving
Normal driving
Accelerating/passing at high speed driving
Driving on hilly roads or heavy towing
Driving downhill when strong engine braking is necessary
Driving downhill when stronger engine braking is
necessary
Driving downhill when maximum engine braking is
necessary
* Always use the “D” position to improve fuel economy and quiet driving.
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2-1. Driving procedures
■ Selecting a driving mode
The ECT pattern can be selected to suit current driving and operating
conditions.
1
2
3
Driving in “S” mode
Shift the selector lever to S.
1
2
3
4
“S” mode position
Upshifting
Downshifting
Shift range position indicator
The shift range position can be switched between “6” and “1” by moving
the selector lever.
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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.
Push 3 to return to regular
driving mode.
2-1. Driving procedures
■ Downshifting restrictions in “S” mode
The selector lever cannot be down-shifted if the following speeds are exceeded. (A
buzzer will sound twice in this situation.)
Downshifting
D3
32
21
Maximum speed
mph (km/h)
90 (146)
62 (100)
36 (59)
■ Accelerating rapidly
Fully depress the accelerator pedal. Engine speed will increase and the vehicle will
accelerate rapidly.
■ When driving at a set speed using the cruise control system
Engine braking will not operate when driving in the “S” shifting mode, even if the
selector lever is downshifted to “5” or “4”. (P.129)
■ SNOW mode automatic deactivation
SNOW mode is automatically deactivated if the ignition switch is turned to ACC or
LOCK after driving in SNOW mode.
■ If the transmission selector lever cannot be shifted from P.
P.354
■ If the “S” mode indicator does not come on when the “S” mode is engaged
There may be a malfunction in the automatic transmission system. 
Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately. 
(In this situation, the vehicle operates as if the selector lever is in D.)
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2-1. Driving procedures
Turn signal lever
1
2
3
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.
4
Move and hold the lever partway to signal a lane change
■ Turn signal lever operating conditions
The ignition switch must be turned to ON.
■ 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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When driving
The right hand signal will flash
until you release the lever.
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2-1. Driving procedures
Parking brake
1
Sets the parking brake
Depress the brake pedal with the
right foot and fully depress the
parking brake pedal with the left
foot.
2
Releases the parking brake
Pull the lever to release the parking brake.
NOTICE
■ 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
When the ignition switch is turned to ON;
1
Engine coolant temperature gauge
Displays the engine coolant temperature.
2
Tachometer
Displays the number of engine speed in revolutions per minute.
3
Speedometer
Displays the vehicle speed.
4
Fuel gauge
Displays the quantity of fuel remaining in the tank.
5
Trip meter reset button
Resets the distance traveled to 0 mile (0 km).
6
Trip meter button
Changes between trip meter A and B indication.
7
Trip meter A and trip meter B
Trip meters display the distance the vehicle has been driven since the
meter was reset.
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2-2. Instrument cluster
8
Odometer
Displays the total distance the vehicle has been driven.
9
Multi-information display (P.107)
Instrument panel light control
The brightness of the instrument panel lights can be adjusted by turning
the instrument panel light control knob.
1
2
Darker
Brighter
NOTICE
■ To prevent damage to the engine and its components
● Do not let the indicator needle of the tachometer enter the red zone, which indi-
cates the maximum range of engine revolutions.
● The engine may be overheating if the temperature gauge is in the red zone (H).
Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and check the engine. (P.359)
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2-2. Instrument cluster
Indicators and warning lights
The indicator and warning lights in the instrument cluster inform the driver of
the operating state of the vehicle.
2
Turn signal indicator 
(P.101)
Headlight high beam
indicator (P.110)
Headlight indicator
(U.S.A)
(P.110)
Tail light indicator
(Canada) (P.110)
Shift position indicator
(P.98)
“S” mode indicator 
(P.98)
Shift range position
indicator (P.98)
Fog light indicator 
(P.110)
ECT SNOW indicator
(P.98)
ECT PWR indicator 
(P.98)
Cruise control indicator
(P.126)
TRAC OFF indicator 
(P.140)
Slip indicator
(P.140)
AFS OFF indicator
(P.110)
Damping mode 
indicator (P.138)
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■ Indicators
Informs the driver of the operating state of the vehicle’s various systems.
2-2. Instrument cluster
■ Warning lights
Warning lights inform the driver of a malfunction in the indicated vehicle’s systems. (P.328)
*
(U.S.A) (Canada) (U.S.A) (Canada)
(U.S.A) (Canada)
* These lights turn on when the ignition switch is turned to ON to indicate that
a system check is being performed. They will turn off after the engine is
started on, 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
■ If a safety system warning light does not come on
Should a safety system light such as ABS, TRAC OFF or the 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 provides information including your vehicle’s
driving condition, outside temperature, and warning messages.
Warning message
2
1
2
3
Graphic 
information
When driving
Cruise information
Disp1
Disp2
RESET
Cruise information
■ Changing the cruise information displayed
Push . Pushing the button changes the cruise information in the following order
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Available driving distance
Average fuel consumption
Current fuel consumption
Average fuel consumption after being refueling
Driving distance after being refueled
Elapsed time
Average vehicle speed
No display
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2-2. Instrument cluster
■ Cruise information messages
On the display
Available driving distance
Details
When the fuel gauge is close to “F”
When the fuel gauge is close to middle
When the fuel gauge is close to “E”
Average fuel consumption
Updated every 10 seconds (*)
Current fuel consumption
Updated every 2 seconds
Average fuel consumption
after refueling
Recalculates after the vehicle is refueled (*)
Driving distance after refueling
Recalculates after the vehicle is refueled (*)
Elapsed time
Total running time since refueling. (*) If you
turn the engine on and off again, the elapsed
time continues. When the total time exceeds
99 hours 59 minutes, the display returns to 0
and starts over.
Average vehicle speed
Updates every 10 seconds (*)
The displayed figure is for general information purposes and is not precise
*:Push RESET button 1 to 2 seconds to recalculate
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2-2. Instrument cluster
Graphic information
Following graphic information is shown on the display
■ Warning messages
If any problem (malfunction) arises, a warning message appears on the
multi-information display. (P.334)
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2
When driving
• Outside temperature display (P.216)
• Compass display (if equipped P.238)
• Dynamic radar/ laser cruise control display (if equipped P.129)
Appears when activate the system
• Lexus park assist system display (if equipped P.118)
Appears when the system is activated
• Door ajar (with warning message P.334)
Appears when any door is opened with the ignition switch is ON
position
Each time you push
and hold for 1 or 2 seconds, the graphic information changes in the following order
Compass display**Outside temperature display  Dynamic radar/
laser cruise control display**Blank screen
**Skipped if not equipped or not activated
2-3. Operating the headlight and windshield wipers
Headlight switch
The headlights can be operated manually or automatically.
The side marker, parking,
license plate and instrument panel lights turn on.
The headlights and all
lights listed above turn on.
The headlights and parking
lights are turned on and off
automatically. (When the
ignition switch is turned to
ON.)
Turning on the high beams
1
2
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 headlight and windshield wipers
Daytime running light system
The headlights turn on automatically (at a reduced intensity) whenever the
engine is started and the parking brake is released to make your vehicle
more visible to other drivers. Daytime running lights are not designed for
use at night.
■ Headlight control sensor
■ Automatic light off system
The headlights turn off automatically if the engine is stopped and the driver’s door is
opened while the headlights are turned on.
To turn the headlights on again, turn the key to ON, or turn the light switch off once
and then back to
or position.
■ Automatic headlight leveling system
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 other road users.
■ Customization
The time it takes for the headlights to automatically turn on or off can be changed.
(P.384)
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2
When driving
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 malfunction.
2-3. Operating the headlight and windshield wipers
Adaptive front lighting system (AFS)
To improve road illumination when turning, the right side headlight moves right
on right turns, and the left side headlight moves left on left turns.
1
2
3
Adaptive front lighting system
cancel switch
On
Off
When the system is canceled,
the “AFS OFF” indicator lights
up in the instrument cluster.
■ Operating conditions
The system starts to operate when the vehicle’s speed increases above 6 mph (10
km/h), and stops when the vehicles speed drops below 6 mph (10 km/h).
■ When the “AFS OFF” indicator light flashes,
This indicates a system failure. Have your vehicle checked at your Lexus dealer.
NOTICE
■ To prevent battery discharge
Do not leave the lights on longer than necessary when the engine is not running.
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2-3. Operating the headlight and windshield wipers
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 or parking lights are on.
1
2
To turn the fog lights on.
To turn the fog lights off.
2
When driving
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2-3. Operating the headlight and windshield wipers
Windshield wipers and washer
Variable intermittent wipers
Intermittent windshield wiper
operation
Low speed windshield wiper
operation
High speed windshield wiper
operation
Interval adjustment
Mist operation
Washer fluid
Rain-sensing windshield wipers
Automatic windshield wiper
operation
Low speed windshield wiper
operation
High speed windshield wiper
operation
Sensitivity
Mist operation
Washer fluid
■ Windshield wiper and washer operating conditions
The ignition switch must be turned to ON position.
■ If no windshield washer fluid sprays
Check that there is washer fluid in the windshield washer fluid reservoir, and that the
washer nozzles are not blocked.
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2-3. Operating the headlight and windshield wipers
■ Intermittent operation features
The time interval between sweeps decreases as vehicle speed increases. When
vehicle speed exceeds 12 mph (20 km/h) with the interval adjusted in the lowest
position, the time interval is set to the minimum 1.5 seconds.
If you stop the vehicle with the wiper switch in the “LO” position, the wipers automatically change to intermittent operation.* This will not happen if the interval
adjuster is set to the lowest position.
2
*This feature can be deactivated. (P.384)
● When the washer button is pressed with the wipers OFF, the wipers will make 3
sweeps, then pause, then a final sweep to completely clear the windshield*. The
length of the pause will depend on the vehicle speed. The last sweep will not
happen if the vehicle is traveling above 106 mph (170 km/h).
*The last single sweep can be deactivated. (P.384)
● When the windshield washer switch is pushed with the headlights on, the head-
light cleaners automatically operate once.
● The rear window and outside rear view mirror defoggers automatically turn on
when you operate the wipers.
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When driving
■ Windshield wiper features
2-3. Operating the headlight and windshield wipers
■ Automatic wiper control sensor
The wiper speed is determined by the vehicle speed and the amount of rain detected
by the automatic wiper control sensor.
■ In extremely hot or cold weather
The system will turn off if the windshield gets extremely hot (at more than 176 °F
[80 °C]) or cold (at less than 14 °F [-10 °C]).
CAUTION
■ When the wiper lever is in the “AUTO” position with the ignition switch on
The wipers may operate automatically in the following cases:
• If you touch or wipe the upper center of the windshield adjacent to the sensor.
• If you windshield vibrates.
• If you touch the sensor
NOTICE
■ When the windshield is dry
Do not use the wipers, as they may damage the windshield.
■ If the washer switch is pressed and held continually
Damage to be the washer fluid pump may be caused if the washer switch is pressed
and held continually.
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2-3. Operating the headlight and windshield wipers
Headlight cleaner switch
You can spray fluid on the headlights when they are on and the ignition switch
is in the “ON” position.
1
Press the switch to clean the
headlights.
2
When driving
NOTICE
■ 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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2-4. Using other driving systems
Lexus park assist system
The Lexus park assist system detects the nearby objects and their approximate distance from your vehicle, and guides you using a screen display and
alarms when driving your vehicle at parking speeds
1
Turn the system on
A beep sounds and a graphic
image appears on the multiinformation display.
Push the button once more to turn
off the system.
1
Indicators and beeps
The Lexus park assist system indicates the distance to the obstacle
according to the following chart.
Front or rear sensor
1. About 3.0 ft.
Distance to
(1 m) to about
the obstacle
1.5 ft. (50 cm)
2. About 1.5 ft.
(50 cm) to
about 1.1 ft.
(37.5 cm)
3. About 1.1 ft.
(50 cm) to
about 0.8 ft.
(25 cm)
4. Less than
about 0.8 ft.
(25 cm)
Indicator bars
Flashes
Beeps
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Front: None
Rear: Slow
Medium
Fast
Tone
2-4. Using other driving systems
Corner sensor
Distance to
the obstacle
Indicator
arches
2. About 1.5 ft.
(50 cm) to
about 1.1 ft.
(37.5 cm)
3. About 1.1 ft.
(37.5 cm) to
about 0.8 ft.
(25 cm)
4. Less than
about 0.8 ft.
(25 cm)
None
None
2
Slow
Fast
When driving
Beeps
1. About 3.0 ft.
(1 m) to about
1.5 ft. (50 cm)
Flashes
Tone
■ Sensors
Avoid damaging the sensors and the
area around them.
Keep the sensors free from mud, snow,
ice and other debris
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■ Detection range
1
About 3 ft. (1 m)
2
About 1.5 ft (50 cm)
■ Objects or situations which may result in mistaken obstacle detection
● When you stop your vehicle in extreme hot or cold weather.
● Foreign matter such as snowflakes or mud gets on the sensor.
● Road bumps, gravel or glass if driving on such surfaces.
● Devices issuing ultrasonic waves such as another vehicle’s horn, motorcycle’s
engine, the air braking sound from heavy-duty vehicles, if such a devices are
operated around your vehicle.
● Rain or water splashing over the sensor.
● The ground, if the vehicle is on non-level ground
● A radio antenna, towing eyelet, towing hitch or fender pole, if mounted.
● Mud, ice or snow on the sensor.
● High curbs.
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2-4. Using other driving systems
■ Objects which may not be detected
● Wires or ropes.
● Objects with a surface area too small to reflect ultrasonic waves such as a
chain-link fence.
● Sound wave absorbing objects such as cotton or snow.
● Objects with a sharp edge.
● Shorter objects.
2
● Tall objects with the upper part projected.
The ignition switch must be turned to ON.
■ Park assist graphics (vehicles equipped with the Navigation system) System
The park assist graphics also appear on the navigation display. For details, see the
separate “Navigation System Owner’s Manual”.
■ Certification for the Lexus park assist system (Canada)
This ISM device complies with Canadian ICES-001.
■ Failure warnings
If a system error is detected, the master warning light comes on, 5 beeps sound, the
following warning message appears, and graphic information indicates the faulty
sensor. (P.334)
■ Customization
The volume of the beeps can be changed. (P.384)
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■ Operating condition
2-4. Using other driving systems
CAUTION
■ To prevent park assist system malfunction
Do not install anything within the sensor detection range (accessories, etc.). Doing
so could cause a malfunction, which could lead to an accident.
NOTICE
■ Situations which may cause detection failure
● Sensors will not detect obstacles directly under the bumper. A short object, thin
stake or the like may cease to be detected as the vehicle draws close.
● If an obstacle is very close to the vehicle.
● Sensors will malfunction if subjected to a strong impact.
■ System malfunction
● An accident will affect the sensors, resulting in system failure.
● If the indicators remain on without a beeping sound, the system may be malfunc-
tioning. Contact your Lexus dealer.
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Rear view monitor system
The rear view monitor system assists the driver by displaying an image of the
area behind the vehicle. The displayed image is a horizontally reversed mirror
image of the inside rear view mirror.
Rear view image is displayed when
the selector lever is in the “R” position.
If you move the lever out of “R”
position, the screen returns to the
previous one.
2
When driving
■ Displayed area
The area covered by the camera is limited.
Objects which are close to either corner
of the bumper or under the bumper cannot be seen on the screen.
The area displayed on the screen may vary
according to vehicle orientation or road
conditions.
1
Corner of bumper
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2-4. Using other driving systems
■ Rear view monitor system camera
In the following cases, it may become difficult
to see the images on the screen, even when
the system is functioning correctly.
• In the dark (e.g., at night).
• If the temperature near the lens is
extremely high or low.
• If water droplets adhere to the camera, or
when humidity is high (e.g., when it rains).
• If foreign matter (e.g., snow or mud)
adheres to the camera lens.
• If the sun or headlights are shining directly
into the camera lens.
■ Smear effect
If a bright light (for example, sunlight
reflected off the vehicle body) is picked up by
the camera, a smear effect* peculiar to the
camera may occur.
*: Smear effect-A phenomenon that occurs
when a bright light (for example, sunlight
reflected off the vehicle body) is picked up
by the camera; when transmitted by the
camera, the light source appears to have a
vertical streak above and below it.
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CAUTION
■ When using the rear view monitor system, observe these precautions to avoid an
accident that could result in death or serious injuries.
● Never depend solely on the monitor system when reversing.
● Always check visually and with the mirrors to confirm your intended path is clear.
● Depicted distances between objects and flat surfaces differ from actual dis-
tances.
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● Do not use the system if the trunk is open.
● If the back of the vehicle is hit, the camera’s position and mounting angle may
change. See your Lexus dealer.
● Rapid temperature changes, such as when hot water is poured on the vehicle in
cold weather, may cause the system to function abnormally.
● If the camera lens is dirty, it cannot transmit a clear image. Rinse with water and
wipe with a soft cloth. If extremely dirty, wash with a mild cleanser and rinse.
● The displayed image may be darker and moving images may be slightly distorted
when the system is cold.
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■ Conditions which may affect the rear view monitor system
2-4. Using other driving systems
Cruise control
Use the cruise control to maintain a set speed without using the accelerator.
You can still use the accelerator with the cruise control on.
■ Set the vehicle speed
Turn the ON-OFF switch ON.
Push the button once more to
deactivate cruise control.
Accelerate or decelerate to the
desired speed and press the lever
down to set.
The speed must be above 25 mph
(40 km/h).
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■ Adjusting the speed setting
1
2
Increase speed
Decrease speed
Hold the lever until the desired
speed setting is obtained.
2
Push the lever towards you to cancel cruise control, or depress the
brake pedal.
2
Resume
To resume cruise control and
return to the set speed, push the
lever up. Cruise control will not
resume if the vehicle speed drops
below 25 mph (40 km/h).
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■ Canceling and resuming the preset speed
1 Cancel
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■ Automatic cruise control cancellation
Cruise control is automatically cancelled in any of the following situations.
• Actual vehicle speed is more than 10 mph (16 km/h) below the preset vehicle
speed.
• Vehicle speed is less than 25 mph (40 km/h).
• The slip indicator light blinks and a warning tone sounds.
■ If the cruise control indicator light flashes
Turn the ON-OFF switch off once, and then reactivate the system. There may be a
malfunction in the cruise control system if the indicator light does not come on,
flashes again or goes out after it comes on. Have the vehicle inspected by your
Lexus dealer.
CAUTION
■ To avoid inadvertent cruise control activation
Keep the ON-OFF switch off when not in use.
■ Locations 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 may cause an accident.
•
•
•
•
•
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In heavy traffic.
On roads with sharp bends.
On slippery roads, such as those covered with ice or snow.
On steep hills.
On winding roads.
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Dynamic radar/ laser cruise control
The vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode allows the vehicle to follow
another vehicle, adjusting to the leading vehicle’s speed variations, and the
conventional cruise control mode allows for driving at a preset speed, both
without the need to press the accelerator pedal.
■ Selecting a cruise control mode
Selecting the vehicle-to-vehicle
distance control mode
1
Turn the ON-OFF switch ON
Selecting the conventional cruise
control mode
1
Turn the ON-OFF switch ON
Push and hold the lever for more
than one second.
2
Change to the conventional
cruise mode
The system is set to the vehicle-tovehicle distance control mode
each time the ignition is turned
ON.
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Push the main switch again to turn
off the system.
2
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■ Adjusting the speed setting
1
2
Increasing
Decreasing
Hold the lever until the desired
speed setting is obtained.
■ Canceling and resuming the speed setting
1 Cancel
The preset speed is also canceled if
the brake pedal is pressed.
2
Resume
The system will not resume operation if the vehicle speed is less than
40 km/h (25 mph).
■ Changing the vehicle-to-vehicle distance
The setting changes each time the
button is pushed.
1
2
3
Long
Middle
Short
“Long” mode is selected each time
the ignition is switched ON.
A vehicle is displayed ahead if one is
detected.
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Cruising in the vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode
The system employs a millimeter radar or laser radar sensor affixed in the
front end to detect the presence of a vehicle ahead as well as measuring
the distance from your vehicle. The detection range of the sensor is
approximately 400 ft. (120 m) ahead. Vehicle-to-vehicle distance will be
less than the selected distance during long downhill driving.
1
Fixed speed cruising:
2
If no vehicle is detected ahead.
Deceleration cruising:
If a slower moving vehicle is
detected ahead, your vehicle
decelerates automatically. Your
vehicle applies the brakes if
required, and “BRAKE” is displayed on the multi-information
display. A warning buzzer will
sound if your vehicle gets too close
to the vehicle ahead due to insufficient braking.
3
Follow-up cruising:
If the vehicle ahead is traveling
slower than the preset speed, your
vehicle continually adjusts its speed
to maintain the preset following
distance.
4
Acceleration cruising:
When the vehicle ahead changes
lanes, your vehicle will gradually
accelerate up to the preset speed,
and resume fixed speed cruising.
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■ Setting vehicle speed
Settings can be made when the vehicle is traveling above 28 mph (45 km/h).
■ Unsuitable conditions
You cannot set the speed in the following conditions:
• When the selector lever is in a position other than D, 4, 5, or 6.
• When driving in adverse weather conditions.
■ Automatic cruise control cancellation
In the following cases, the preset speed is cancelled. If the system is restored, cruise
control enters the ready mode.
•
•
•
•
•
The slip indicator light blinks and a warning tone sounds.
The anti-lock braking system activates.
Foreign matter adheres to the sensor.
The driving pattern selector switch is set to “SNOW” mode.
The wipers are operated at high speed (radar), or either high or low speeds
(laser). This includes high and low speed operation with the wiper lever in the
AUTO position.
• The vehicle’s speed falls below 25 mph (40 km/h). In this case, you must apply
the brakes manually to slow the vehicle.
If the preset speed automatically cancels out for other than the above reasons, the
system may have malfunctioned. Do not operate the dynamic radar/laser cruise
control. You may continue driving, however have your vehicle checked by your
Lexus dealer at the earliest opportunity.
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■ Vehicle-to-vehicle distances
Select a vehicle-to-vehicle distance appropriate to traffic conditions. The approximate vehicle-to-vehicle distance based on time interval when driving at 55 mph
(88 km/h) is shown below:
■ Millimeter wave radar laser sensor/ Laser radar sensor
The radar or laser sensor automatically detects dirt on the sensor or grill cover
(radar cruise control), or the sensor glass (laser cruise control). If dirt is detected, a
message is displayed on the multi-information display, and the radar or laser cruise
control function is automatically cancelled.
Vehicles with dynamic radar cruise control
(Standard for vehicles with the Pre-Collision system)
Grill cover
Sensor
Vehicles with dynamic laser cruise control
Sensor
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Mode
Vehicle-to-vehicle distance
Long
245 ft. (approx. 75 m)
Middle
164 ft. (approx. 50 m)
Short
100 ft. (approx. 30 m)
If the vehicle speed is slower than 55 mph (88 km/h), the distance will be shorter
than above.
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■ Certifications for the millimeter wave radar laser sensor/ laser radar sensor
(U.S.A.)
● Millimeter wave radar sensor
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.
● Laser radar sensor
This product is a class I laser product complied with 21 C.F.R part 1040.10 and
1040.11.
■ Certifications for the millimeter wave radar laser sensor/ laser radar sensor
(Canada)
Millimeter wave radar sensor
Operation is subject to the following two conditions;
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.
■ If the master warning light comes on and a warning message appears on the
multi-information display
If a system malfunction occurs when the dynamic radar/laser cruise control is on or
in the “RADAR READY” mode, the master warning light comes on, the “CRUISE”
indicator light flashes, a warning tone sounds, and “Check Cruise System” is displayed. (P.334)
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CAUTION
■ To avoid accidentally engaging the cruise control
Keep the ON-OFF switch OFF when not in use.
■ To avoid death or serious injury
The following conditions are unsuitable for cruise control use:
■ When using the dynamic radar/laser cruise control
Always drive carefully and attentively.
Do not rely on the system to avoid accidents or control the vehicle’s speed in emergency situations. The cruise control is not a collision-avoidance system.
■ Conditions which hinder the radar cruise control's vehicle detection capability
● The rear section of the vehicle ahead is extremely small (unloaded trailer etc.)
● The vehicle ahead or other vehicles are flinging up water or snow.
● Heavy luggage in your trunk or on your rear seats causes the nose of your vehicle
to rise.
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• In bad weather (rain, fog, snow, sandstorms, etc.)
• If the wipers are operated at high speed (radar cruise control), or at high or low
speeds (laser cruise control.) This includes when the wiper lever is set to the
“AUTO” position.
• In heavy traffic.
• On roads with sharp bends.
• On slippery road surfaces.
• On steep downhill slopes.
• When the warning tone sounds frequently.
• On roads with steep, short inclines and declines.
• When exiting from, or when entering or merging onto a freeway.
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CAUTION
■ Conditions which hinder the laser cruise control’s vehicle detection capability
A delay in detection of a vehicle may occur in the following situations. You must
apply the brakes manually to avoid accidents.
• The vehicle ahead has higher ground clearance, meaning the reflectors are in a
higher position.
• The rear section of the vehicle ahead is extremely dirty.
• Surrounding vehicles are flinging up water or snow.
• Your front view is obscured by excessive exhaust smoke.
• Protective film is attached to the reflectors of the vehicle ahead, or they are
damaged.
• Reflectors are not installed on the vehicle ahead.
• Heavy luggage in your trunk or on your rear seats causes the nose of your vehicle to rise.
• A vehicle cuts in at short range.
• A motorcycle is traveling along the side of the same lane
■ To ensure the radar/laser cruise control system functions correctly
● Keep the radar sensor and grille cover/laser sensor glass clean. When cleaning,
use a soft cloth and be careful not to damage the sensor or grille cover.
● Avoid strong impacts around the sensor, as incorrect sensor alignment will result
in system malfunction. A special device is required to adjust the sensor alignment.
See your Lexus dealer for adjustment.
● Do not disassemble the sensor.
● Do not affix stickers (including transparent stickers), or attach accessories
around the sensor or grille cover/sensor glass.
● Do not modify or paint the grille cover. When replacing the cover, be sure to use
a genuine Lexus cover. *
* Vehicles equipped with the radar cruise control only.
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CAUTION
■ Approach warning
The system warns you to apply the brakes manually to slow down, helping to ensure
that sufficient vehicle-to-vehicle distance is maintained.
Be careful of slow moving or stationary vehicles or objects when traveling at high
speeds, e.g. vehicles at the end of the line in heavy traffic or at tollgates.
2
■ The approach warning may not activate in the following situations
● The vehicle ahead is cruising at a faster speed than yours.
● Immediately after setting the speed.
● The accelerator pedal is depressed, or immediately after release of the accelera-
tor pedal.
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● Your vehicle and the vehicle ahead are cruising at almost the same speed.
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Electronically modulated air suspension
The vehicle adjusts the action of the shock absorbers and maintains vehicle
height automatically in response to driving conditions to help provide
enhanced driving comfort and vehicle control.
■ Vehicle height adjustment
Vehicle’s height is maintained at the selected level regardless of the number of occupants and luggage weight.
1
2
High
Normal
■ Damping mode selection
You can select the damping mode of the shock absorbers.
1
2
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Sport
Indicator light comes on.
Normal
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■ High mode
● This mode is suitable for driving on gravel or bumpy roads.
● “Height Hi” appears on multi-information display when the high mode selected.
● The vehicle adjusts its height between high and normal depending on driving
conditions.
● The damping mode is set slightly firmer in the high mode so you may feel more
road vibration compared to the normal mode. This is not a malfunction.
2
■ Normal mode
When driving
● This mode suitable for driving on roads with a normal surface.
● The height remains at normal height at all driving speeds.
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Driver assist systems
To help enhance improve vehicle safety, the following systems operate automatically in certain driving conditions.
■ ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
Help ensure steering performance in the event of sudden braking or driving
on slippery road surfaces.
■ BA (Brake Assist)
Generates an increased level of braking force after the brake pedal is
pushed, when the system detects a panic stop situation.
■ VSC (Vehicle Stability Control)
Helps the driver to control skidding when swerving suddenly or turning on
slippery road surfaces.
■ TRAC (Traction Control)
Helps maintain drive power and prevents spinning the rear wheels when
starting the vehicle or accelerating on slippery roads.
■ Pre-collision system (if equipped)
(P.143)
When VSC or TRAC is operating
If the vehicle is in danger of slipping or the rear wheels spin, the
slip indicator light flash to indicate
that the systems have been
engaged.
A buzzer (intermittent) sounds
when VSC is operating.
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To disable VSC and TRAC
If the vehicle gets stuck in fresh snow or mud, VSC and TRAC may
reduce power from the engine to the wheels. You may need to turn VSC
and TRAC off to enable you to rock the vehicle in order to free the vehicle.
1
Push the button to turn off VSC
and TRAC.
Push the button again to turn the
system back on.
■ Operating sounds and vibrations caused by the ABS, VSC & TRAC systems
● A sound may be heard from the engine compartment when the engine is
started or just after the vehicle begins to move. This sound does not indicate that
a malfunction has occurred in any of these systems.
● Any of the following conditions may occur when the ABS, VSC and TRAC sys-
tems are operating. None of these indicates that a malfunction has occurred.
•
•
•
•
•
A sound may be heard.
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 while the ABS is activated.
The brake pedal may move forward slightly after the ABS is activated.
■ Failure warning for VSC or TRAC system
If an error in the VSC or TRAC systems is detected, the master warning light and
TRAC OFF indicator light comes on, a warning tone sounds. (P.334)
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The TRAC OFF indicator light
turns on.
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CAUTION
Any of the following conditions may result in-an accident which could cause death
or serious injury:
■ The ABS may not operate effectively when:
● The limits of tire gripping performance have been exceeded.
● If the vehicle hydroplanes while driving at high speed while the road is wet or
slick.
■ Stopping distance when the ABS is activated will exceed that of normal condi-
tions
The ABS is not designed to shorten the vehicle’s stopping distance. Always maintain a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, particularly in the
following situations.
•
•
•
•
•
When driving on dirt, gravel or snow-covered roads
When driving with tire chains
When driving over bumps in the road
When driving over roads with potholes or uneven roads
When towing a trailer
■ 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 control and power may be lost.
■ When the slip indicator flashes and a warning buzzer sounds
This situation occurs immediately before VSC is activated. Always drive carefully.
Reckless driving may cause an at the recommended level. 
Exercise particular care when an indicator light flashes and a buzzer sounds.
■ Replacing tires
Ensure that all tires are the same size and brand, have the same tread pattern, and
that the level of tire pressure is at the recommended level. 
The ABS and VSC systems may not operate normally if different tires are installed
to the vehicle. 
Contact your Lexus dealer for further information when replacing tires or wheels.
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Pre-collision system (if equipped)
The vehicle reacts to a frontal collision the instant before it happens using following components.
■ Pre-collision sensor
Uses the radar to detect possible obstacles ahead. Sensors then determine in
advance whether a crash is unavoidable.
■ Pre-collision seat belts (Front seat belts only)
Helps enhance their restraint performance by quickly retracting if an accident is calculated to be inevitable.
Once an accident is calculated to be inevitable, increased braking force will
be applied once the brake pedal is pressed.
■ Electronically modulated air suspension control
Once an accident is calculated to be inevitable, the vehicle adjusts the damping action of the shock absorbers to help keep the vehicle level.
■ The pre-collision system may not operate effectively in the following situations:
● When traveling through a curve with objects on the edge of the road.
● When traveling through a curve with another vehicle passing in the opposite
direction.
● Narrow iron bridges.
● Metallic objects on the road.
● A steel plate on the road (e.g., at a construction site).
● When waiting to turn to the left in an intersection with another vehicle passing in
the opposite direction.
● If your vehicle approaches another vehicle ahead very quickly.
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■ Pre-collision brake assist system
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CAUTION
■ Pre-collision system limitations
● The Pre-Collision System is designed to help reduce the crash speed and dam-
age in certain frontal collisions only. It is not a collision avoidance system and is
not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on
many factors, such as speed, driver input and road conditions.
● The sensor is able to detect objects in front of the vehicle within 10 degrees on
either side. If the object is out of range, or there is little to no millimeter wave
reflection, the sensor will not detect the object.
● Even if the system is operative in a collision, unless the seat belts are worn and the
brake pedal is depressed, the pre-collision seat belts and brake assist system will
operate.
■ Failure Warning
If an error is detected, the master warning light comes on, a warning tone sounds
and the following warning message appears on the multi-information display.
(P.334)
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Cargo & luggage
Take notice of the following information about stowage precautions, cargo
capacity and load.
When stowing cargo and luggage in the vehicle, observe the following precautions:
• Put cargo and luggage in the trunk when at all possible. Be sure all
items are secured in place.
• Be careful to keep the vehicle level. Placing the weight as far forward
as possible helps maintain vehicle balance.
• 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
Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and
cargo should never exceed xxx pounds” on your vehicle’s placard.
Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers
that will be riding in your vehicle.
Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from
xxx pounds or xxx kilograms
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.
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Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being
loaded on the vehicle.
The weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load
capacity calculated in Step 4 .
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. (P.148)
Example on your vehicle
1
2
Cargo capacity
Total load capacity
2 people with the combined weight of 366 lb. (166 kg) are riding in your
vehicle which has a total load capacity of 900 lb. (410 kg), the available
amount of cargo and luggage load capacity will be as follows:
900 lb. -366 lb. = 534 lb. (410 kg - 166 kg = 244 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:
534 lb. -388 lb. = 146 lb. (244 kg - 176 kg = 68 kg)
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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. (P.148)
CAUTION
2
■ Storage precautions
Such items may be thrown about and possibly injure people in the vehicle during
sudden braking or in an accident.
● 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.
● Secure all items in the occupant compartment, as they may shift and injure some-
one during an accident or sudden braking.
■ Weight of the load
● Improper loading may cause deterioration of steering or braking control result-
ing in an accident which may cause death or serious injury.
● Do not exceed the maximum axle weight rating or the total vehicle weight rating.
● 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.
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● Do not place anything on the package tray behind the rear seatback. 
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Vehicle load limits
Vehicle load limits include total load capacity, seating capacity, towing capacity and cargo capacity.
■ Total load capacity: 900 lb. (410 kg)
Total load capacity means the combined weight of occupants, cargo
and luggage.
■ Seating capacity: Total 5 (Front 2, Rear 3)
Seating capacity means the maximum number of occupants whose
estimated average weight is 150 lb. (68 kg) per person.
Even if the number of occupants are within the seating capacity, do not
exceed the total load capacity.
■ Towing capacity: 2000 lb. (907 kg)
Towing capacity means the maximum gross trailer weight (trailer
weight plus its cargo weight) that your vehicle is able to tow.
■ Cargo capacity
Cargo capacity may increase or decrease depending on the weight
and the number of occupants. (P.145)
■ Total load capacity and seating capacity
These are also described on the tire and loading information label. (P.283)
CAUTION
■ Overload
Do not apply excess load. 
It may cause not only damage to the tires, but also deterioration of steering ability
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 for the
prevailing weather and roadway conditions.
■ Pre-winter preparations
● Use fluids appropriate to the prevailing outside temperatures.
●
2
Have the vehicle fitted with four snow tires or purchase a set of tire
chains for the rear tires.
Ensure that all tires are the same size and brand, and that chains
match the size of the tires.
■ Before driving the vehicle
Perform the following steps according to the driving conditions.
●
Do not forcibly try to open a window or move a wiper that has frozen. Pour some warm water over the frozen area to melt the ice. 
Wipe away the water immediately to prevent it from freezing.
●
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.
●
Remove any ice that has accumulated on the vehicle chassis.
●
Periodically check for and remove any excess ice or snow that may
accumulate in the wheel well or brakes.
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●
• Engine oil
• Engine coolant
• Washer fluid
Inspect the level and specific gravity of battery electrolyte.
2-5. Driving information
■ When driving the vehicle
Accelerate the vehicle slowly and drive at a reduced speed suitable to
road conditions.
■ When parking the vehicle
The parking brake may freeze up, preventing it from being released.,
Place the selector lever in P and park the vehicle without applying the
parking brake.
Regulations on the use of snow chains
●
Regulations regarding the use of tire chains vary according to location
and type of road. Always check local regulations before installing
chains.
●
Use SAE Class “S” type radial tire chains, with the exception of radial
cable chains or V-bar type chains.
●
• Install the chains on the rear tires.
• Refer to the explanation that comes with the tire chains for installation instructions.
Retighten chains after driving 1/4 - 1/2 mile (0.5 - 1.0 km).
■ If the chains are installed
The tire pressure warning system may not operate properly.
■ Tire chain installation
Observe the following installation, removal and care precautions.
• Install and remove tire chains in a safe location.
• Install tire chains on the rear tires only. Do not install tire chains on front
tires.
• 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).
• Install tire chains following the instructions provided with the chains.
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CAUTION
■ 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.
■ Driving with tire chains
Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of accidents. 
Failing to do so may result in to the vehicle being unable to be driven safely and a
possible accident which may cause death or serious injury.
• 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.
• Avoid driving on bumpy road surfaces or through potholes.
• Avoid sudden turns and braking, as use of chains may adversely affect vehicle handling.
• Slow down sufficiently before entering a curve to ensure that vehicle control is maintained.
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• Use tires of the specified size.
• Maintain the recommended level of air pressure.
• Do not drive in excess of 72 mph (120 km/h), regardless of the type of snow
tires being used.
• Use snow tires on all, not just some wheels.
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Trailer Towing
Your vehicle is designed primarily as a passenger-carrying vehicle, thus towing a trailer will have an adverse effect on handling, performance, braking,
durability, and fuel consumption. For your safety and the safety of others, do
not overload the vehicle or trailer.
Lexus warranties do not apply to damage or malfunction caused by towing a
trailer for commercial purposes
■ Weight limits
Confirm the total trailer weight, gross vehicle weight, gross axle weight
and trailer tongue load are all within the limits.
■ Gross vehicle weight
The gross vehicle weight must not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating (GVWR) indicated on the Certification Label. The gross vehicle weight is the sum weight of the unloaded vehicle, driver, passengers, luggage, hitch and trailer tongue load. Also included is the weight
of any special equipment installed on your vehicle.
■ Gross axle weight
The load on either the front or rear axle resulting from distribution of
the gross vehicle weight on both axles must not exceed the Gross Axle
Weight Rating (GAWR) listed on the Certification Label.
Certification label
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■ Trailer tongue load
The trailer cargo load should be distributed so that the tongue load is 9
to 11% of the total trailer weight, not exceeding the maximum of 200
lb. (90 kg) (Tongue load / Total trailer weight) x 100 = 9 to 11%) 
The total trailer weight and tongue load can be measured with platform scales found at a highway weighing station, building supply company, trucking company, junk yard, etc.
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2
2
Total trailer weight
Tongue load
Towing a trailer
Consult your Lexus dealer for further information on additional requirements such as a towing kit, etc.
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■ Before towing
● Ensure that your vehicle’s tires are properly inflated. (P.283)
● Trailer tires should be inflated according to the trailer manufacturer’s recom-
mendation.
● All trailer lights must work to be legal.
● Confirm all lights work each time you connect them.
● Check that your vehicle remains level when a loaded or unloaded trailer is
hitched. Do not drive if the vehicle is not level, and check for improper tongue
load, overloading, worn suspension, or other possible causes.
● Make sure the trailer cargo is securely loaded.
● Check that your rear view mirrors conform to any federal, state/provincial or
local regulations. If they do not, install rear view mirrors appropriate for towing
purposes.
■ Break-in schedule
Lexus recommends that you do not use a new vehicle or a vehicle with any new
power train components (engine, transmission, differential, wheel bearing, etc.) to
tow a trailer for the first 500 miles (800 km) of driving.
■ Maintenance
● If you tow a trailer, your vehicle will require more frequent maintenance due to
the additional load. (see “Owner’s Manual Supplement/ Scheduled Maintenance”)
● Retighten the fixing bolts of the towing ball and bracket after approximately
600 miles (1000 km) of trailer towing.
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CAUTION
■ To avoid accident or injury
● The total trailer weight (trailer weight plus the weight of cargo) must not exceed
2000 lb. (907 kg).
● Do not exceed the trailer hitch assembly weight, gross vehicle weight, gross axle
weight and trailer tongue load capacities.
● Never load more weight in the back than in the front of the trailer. About 60% of
the load should be in the front half of the trailer, and the remaining 40% in the
rear.
Trailer hitch assemblies have different weight capacities established by the hitch
manufacturer. Even though the vehicle may be physically capable of towing a
higher weight, the operator must never exceed the maximum weight rating specified for the trailer hitch.
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•
•
•
•
If you wish to install a trailer hitch, your Lexus dealer should be consulted.
Use only a hitch that conforms to the total trailer weight requirement.
Follow the directions supplied by the hitch manufacturer.
Lubricate the hitch ball with a light coat of grease.
Remove the trailer hitch whenever you are not towing a trailer. After
removing the hitch, seal any mounting holes in the vehicle body to prevent
entry of any substances into the vehicle.
■ When towing a trailer
● If the total trailer weight exceeds 1000 lb. (450 kg), trailer brakes are required.
● Never tap into your vehicle's hydraulic system, as this will lower the vehicle's
braking effectiveness.
● Never tow a trailer without using a safety chain securely attached to both the
trailer and the vehicle. If damage occurs to the coupling unit or hitch ball, there is
danger of the trailer wandering into another lane.
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■ Hitches
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NOTICE
■ When installing a trailer hitch
● Use only the position recommended by your Lexus dealer. Do not install the
trailer hitch on the bumper; this may cause body damage.
● Do not use axle-mounted hitches as they can cause damage to the axle housing,
wheel bearings, wheels or tires.
■ Brakes
Lexus recommends trailers with brakes that conform to any applicable federal and
state/provincial requlations.
■ Do not directly splice trailer lights
Direct splicing may damage your vehicle’s electrical system and cause a malfunction.
Trailer towing tips
Your vehicle will handle differently when towing a trailer. The three main
causes of vehicle-trailer accidents are driver error, excessive speed and
improper trailer loading. Keep these in mind when towing.
• Before starting out, check the trailer’s lights and the vehicle-trailer
connections. Recheck after driving a short distance.
• Practice turning, stopping and reversing with the trailer attached in an
area away from traffic until you become accustomed to the feel of the
vehicle.
• Reversing with a trailer attached is difficult and requires practice. Grip
the bottom of the steering wheel and move your hand to the left to
move the trailer to the left. Move your hand to the right to move the
trailer to the right. (This is generally opposite to reversing without a
trailer attached.) Avoid sharp or prolonged turning. Have someone
guide you when reversing to reduce the risk of an accident.
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• As stopping distance is increased when towing a trailer, vehicle-tovehicle distance should be increased. For each 10 mph (16 km/h) of
speed, allow at least one vehicle and trailer length.
• Avoid sudden braking as you may skid, resulting in jackknifing and loss
of control. This is especially true on wet or slippery surfaces.
• Avoid jerky starts or sudden acceleration.
• Avoid jerky steering and sharp turns, and slow down before making a
turn.
• Note that when making a turn, the trailer wheels will be closer than the
vehicle wheels to the inside of the turn. Compensate by making a
larger than normal turning radius.
• Crosswinds and rough roads will adversely affect handling of your
vehicle and trailer, causing sway. Periodically check the rear to prepare
for being passed by large trucks or buses, which may cause your vehicle and trailer to sway. If swaying occurs, firmly grip the steering wheel,
reduce speed immediately but gradually, and steer straight ahead.
Never increase speed. If you make no extreme correction with the
steering or brakes, your vehicle and trailer will stabilize.
• Take care when passing other vehicles. Passing requires considerable
distance. After passing a vehicle, do not forget the length of your
trailer, and be sure you have plenty of room before changing lanes.
• In order to maintain efficient engine braking and electrical charging
performance, do not use overdrive. Transmission shift range position
must be in “4”, in the “S” mode.
• Due to the added load of the trailer, your vehicle’s engine may overheat
on hot days (at temperatures over 85°F [30°C]) when driving up a
long or steep grade. If the engine coolant temperature gauge indicates
overheating, immediately turn off the air conditioning (if in use), pull
your vehicle off the road and stop in a safe spot. See “If your vehicle
overheats” (P.359).
2-5. Driving information
• Always place wheel blocks under both the vehicle and the trailer
wheels when parking. Apply the parking brake firmly, and put the
transmission in “P”. Avoid parking on a slope, but if unavoidable, do so
only after performing the following:
Apply the brakes and keep them applied.
Have someone place wheel blocks under both the vehicle and
trailer wheels.
When the wheel blocks are in place, release the brakes slowly
until the blocks absorb the load.
Apply the parking brake firmly.
Shift into “P” and turn off the engine.
• When restarting after parking on a slope:
With the transmission in the “P” position, start the engine. Be sure
to keep the brake pedal pressed.
Shift into “3”, “2”, “1”, or the “R” position (if reversing).
Release the parking brake and brake pedal, and slowly pull or
back away from the wheel blocks.
Stop and apply the brakes.
Have someone retrieve the blocks.
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CAUTION
■ To avoid an accident
● Do not exceed 45 mph (72 km/h) or the posted towing speed limit, whichever is
lower. As instability (swaying) of the towing vehicle-trailer combination increases
as speed increases, exceeding 45 mph (72 km/h) may cause loss of control.
● Slow down and downshift before descending steep or long downhill grades. Do
not make sudden downshifts.
● Avoid holding the brake pedal down too long or too frequently. This could cause
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the brakes to overheat and result in reduced braking efficiency
When driving
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Dinghy towing
Your vehicle is not designed to be dinghy towed (with four wheels on the
ground) behind a motorhome.
NOTICE
■ To avoid serious damage to your vehicle
Do not tow your vehicle with four wheels on the ground.
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3-1. Using the air conditioning 
system and defogger ........... 162
3-5. Other interior features ....... 208
Automatic air conditioning 
control .......................................... 162
Vanity mirror and light............ 209
Rear window defogger............. 170
Ashtray............................................. 211
Rear air conditioning 
controls ........................................ 172
Sun visors..................................... 208
Clock............................................... 210
Cigarette lighter ......................... 213
Power outlets................................ 214
3-2. Using the audio system.......... 174
Outside temperature 
display .......................................... 216
Audio system................................. 174
Seat heaters.................................. 218
Operating the radio................... 176
Climate control seat 
switches ..................................... 220
Operating the cassette 
player ............................................ 182
Using the CD changer............ 185
Refreshing rear seat 
switches ...................................... 222
Optimal use of the audio 
system............................................ 191
Coat hooks................................... 223
Using the rear controller ......... 193
Sunshades ................................... 225
Using the steering switches.... 195
Trunk features.............................. 227
Floor mats..................................... 224
Garage door opener............... 232
3-3. Turning on interior lights...... 198
Interior lights list ......................... 198
Compass (vehicles without 
navigation system) ................ 238
3-4. Storage...................................... 201
Storage features......................... 201
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Automatic air conditioning control
Airflow and outlets automatically adjust according to the temperature setting.
For vehicles equipped with navigation system, refer to the separate Navigation System Owner’s manual for further details.
Vehicles equipped with rear air conditioning
Driver's side 
temperature 
control
Windshield 
defogger
Outside air or 
recirculate 
mode
Simultaneous 
or individual 
mode
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Passenger’s side 
temperature 
control
Swing 
center 
vent
Automatic 
mode
Driver's side 
temperature display
Rear air conditioning 
control switches 
(P.172)
Off
Fan speed
Power
Changes the air Passenger’s side 
outlets used
temperature display
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Vehicles without rear air conditioning
Driver’s side 
temperature 
control
Windshield 
defogger
Outside air or 
recirculate mode
Passenger’s side 
temperature 
control
Simultaneous 
or individual 
mode
Swing 
center 
vent
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Automatic 
mode
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Power
Driver’s side 
temperature display
Off
Fan speed
Changes the air 
outlets used
Passenger’s side 
temperature display
Using the automatic mode
Push
.
The air conditioning system will begin to operate. Air intake
and fan speed are automatically adjusted according to the
temperature setting.
Adjust the temperature setting using
or
.
The temperature for the driver and passenger seats can be set separately. (P.164)
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Adjusting the settings
■ Adjusting the temperature setting
Use
or
.
Press “” to increase the temperature and “” to decrease the temperature
on the driver and passenger side controls. Press
once more to set the
driver and passenger side temperatures to the same setting (Combined
mode).
The air conditioning system switches between simultaneous and individual
modes each time
is pressed.
■ Adjusting the fan speed
Push  (increase) or  (decrease) on the
button.
Fan speed can be set to one of five different speeds.
Push
to turn the air conditioning system off.
■ Defogging the windshield
Push
.
The fan and automatic climate control operate simultaneously.
Adjust the air intake mode to
.
(outside) air mode using
The automatic air conditioning control switches to outside air mode
when the outside temperature is low.
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■ Changing the air outlets
Push
.
The following modes are
selected each time the button is
pushed.
1
Air flows to the upper body.
3
Air flows to the upper body and
feet.
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3
Air flows to the feet.
4
Air flows to the feet and the
windshield defogger operates.
■ Switching between recirculated air and outside air modes
Push
.
Pushing the button changes between recirculated (recycles air inside
the vehicle), AUTO and outside air modes (introduces air from outside the vehicle).
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Adjusting the position of and opening and closing the air outlets
1
2
1
1
2
Side vents
Direct air flow to the left or right
and up or down.
Turn knob up to open the vent
and down to close the vent.
Rear vents
Direct air flow to the left or right
and up or down.
Turn knob up to open the vent
and down to close the vent.
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2
Center vents
Direct air flow to the left or right
and up or down.
Turn knob up to open the vent
and down to close the vent.
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Swing center vents
Push
to turn swing on or off.
When no passenger is in the
front seat:
Push
.
Pushing the button changes the
direction of the vents
ON-driver and rear passenger
OFF-driver
■ Operating the automatic air conditioning control in automatic mode
Fan speed is automatically adjusted according to the temperature setting and operating conditions. As a result, the following situations may occur.
• The system may switch to recirculated mode when the coolest temperature setting is selected.
• The fan may stop for a short period immediately after operation.
■ Using the system in recirculated mode
The windows will fog up more easily if the recirculated mode is used for an
extended period.
■ Outside air temperature approaches 0C (32F).
The air conditioning system will not operate even if the
■ When the indicator light on
is pushed.
flashes
Press
and turn off the air conditioning control system before turning it on
once more. There may be a problem in the air conditioning control system if the
indicator light continues to flash. Turn the air conditioning control system off and
have it inspected by your Lexus dealer.
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■ Notes regarding outside temperature display
If it is extremely hot or cold outside the vehicle, the outside temperature displayed
may not be accurate.
CAUTION
■ To prevent the windshield fogging up
Do not use
during cooled air operation in extremely humid weather. The
difference between the temperature of the outside air and that of the windshield
could cause the outer surface of the windshield to fog up, blocking your vision.
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NOTICE
Do not leave the automatic climate control on longer than necessary when the
engine is stopped.
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■ To prevent battery discharge
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Rear window defogger
Use the rear window defogger when the rear window becomes clouded with
condensation.
Vehicles with rear air conditioning system
Vehicle without rear air conditioning system
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Vehicles with navigation system
ON/OFF
Push the button to turn the rear window defogger on. The defogger will automatically turn off after approximately 15 minutes or if you push the button again.
The automatic air conditioning control system detects the operating conditions of
the system and automatically switches between recirculated and outside air modes.
■ Outside rear view mirror heaters
Pressing the rear window defogger button also turns the mirror heaters on.
CAUTION
■ When the defogger is on
Do not touch the rear view mirror surfaces, as the surfaces can become very hot
and burn you.
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■ Window defogger feature
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Rear air conditioning controls
1
Rear side vents
Turning the knob fully back closes
the air outlets.
2
Auto
The air purifier system will function
automatically.
3
4
5
Off
Air flow control
Child lock button
Using the automatic mode
Push
or
.
If the front air conditioner is switched off, only the fan, not the cooling,
will operate.
Adjust the temperature setting using
.
The temperature of front seats will also change.
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Adjusting the setting
■ Adjusting the temperature setting
Use
.
Press “” to increase the temperature and “” to decrease the temperature.
■ Changing the air flow mode
Push
. Pushing the button changes the mode in the following
order:
Auto  Lo speed  High speed
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● Press the
switch for longer than 5 seconds to turn the child lock function
on. This will disable the rear controls.
● To turn the child lock function off, once again press and hold the
switch for
more than 5 seconds.
■ Replacing the rear air conditioning filter
Replace the air filter when the use of rear air conditioning or air purification reduces
air flow or deodorizing performance. (P.295)
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■ Child lock function
3-2. Using the audio system
Audio system
Audio system with built-in CD changer, cassette player, and AM/FM radio
and XM Satellite radio (if equipped)
Title
Operating the radio
Receiving XM satellite radio*
Operating the cassette player
Using the CD changer
Optimal use of the audio system
Using the rear controller
Using the steering switches
* If equipped
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Page
P.176
P.179
P.182
P.185
P.191
P.193
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■ 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.
NOTICE
■ To prevent battery discharge
Do not leave the audio system on longer than necessary with the engine off.
■ To avoid damaging the audio system
Be careful not to spill drinks or other fluids inside the vehicle.
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Operating the radio
Power
Volume
Preset stations
Scans for 
available 
stations
Displays radio text messages
Adjusting the 
frequency
Displays RDS 
programs
AM·SAT/FM 
mode buttons
Traffic 
information
Setting radio station memory presets
Select the station to store into the memory.
Press and hold a button from
to
until a beep is heard to
set the station to that button.
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Receiving RDS (Radio Data System) broadcasts
This feature allows your radio to receive station identification information
and program information (classical, jazz, etc.) from radio stations which
broadcast this information.
■ Receiving RDS broadcasts
Push either of
while receiving FM broadcasts.
■ Changing the type of program displayed
Push either of
to display the type of programs. 
The type of program changes each time the button is pushed.
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• ROCK
• EASY LIS (Easy listening)
• CLS/JAZZ (Classical music and Jazz)
• R & B (Rhythm and Blues)
• INFORM (Information)
• RELIGION
• MISC
• ALERT (Emergency message)
■ Displays radio text messages
Push
while receiving radio text messages to redisplay a message.
3-2. Using the audio system
Scanning radio stations
■ Scanning the preset radio stations
Press and hold the
button until a beep is heard.
Preset stations will be played for a few seconds each.
Push
once more to select the desired station.
■ Scanning all radio stations within range
Push
.
Received stations will be played for a few seconds each.
Push
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once more to select the desired station.
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Receiving XM satellite radio
The optional Lexus genuine satellite tuner and antenna allows you to
receive and play XM satellite radio broadcasts. (Subscription is required.
Not available in Hawaii and Alaska.)*
■ About XM subscription
For detailed information about XM satellite radio or to subscribe, visit
XM on the web at www.xmradio.com or call an (800) 852-9696.
■ The radio ID
You will need the ID when activating XM service or reporting a problem. Select “CH000” using the “TUNE” button, the receiver’s ID number will appear in 8 characters.
■ Selecting the channel category
Push either of
The current channel category appears on the display.
Push either of
once more to select the channel category.
■ Displaying text information
Push
.
The display will show up to 10 characters.
The text information changes each time the button is pushed
•
•
•
•
•
CH NAME
TITLE (SONG/PROGRAM TITLE)
NAME (ARTIST NAME/FEATURE)
CH NUMBER
CH NAME
* Terms and service provided by XM Radio are subject to change without
notice.
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■ About your satellite tuner
The tuner supports “Audio Services” (Music and Talk) and the accompanying “Text Information” of XM satellite radio only.
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■ If the satellite radio tuner malfunctions
If a problem occurs with the XM tuner, a message will appear on the
display. Referring to the table below to identify the problem, take the
suggested corrective action.
The XM antenna is not connected. Check whether the XM
antenna cable is attached securely.
ANTENNA
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
contact is canceled, you can choose the “CH000” and all
free-to-air channels.
UPDATING
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
NO SIGNAL
your vehicle reaches a location with a stronger signal.
The unit is acquiring audio or program information. Wait until
LOADING
the unit has received the information.
The channel you selected is not broadcasting any programOFF AIR
ming. Select another channel.
There is no song/program title or artist name/feature associ----ated with the channel at that time.
No action needed.
The channel you selected is no longer available. Wait for
about 2 seconds until the radio returns to the previous chan--nel or “CH001”. If it does not change automatically, select
another channel.
Contact the XM Listener Care Center at (800) 852-9696 during the following hours*.
Monday - Saturday: 7 a.m. - 2 a.m. Sunday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Central Standard
Time
* Subject to change without notice.
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■ 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 one or more of the following measures:
Information to user
Alternation or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may
invalidate the user’s right to operate the equipment.
■ When the battery is disconnected
Stations saved in the memory presets are deleted.
■ Reception sensitivity
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.
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• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Operating the cassette player
Volume
Power
Noise reduction
Rewind
Fast forward
Repeat play Skips blank
Automatic 
program
selection
Changing the 
playback 
direction
Cassette tape slot
Eject
Finding the beginning of a track
Push the
button to skip to the beginning of the next track, or return to
the beginning of the track currently being played.
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Using Dolby Noise Reduction
Push the
(
) button.
Reduces the level of noise for tapes recorded with Dolby NR only.
Dolby noise reduction is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. “DOLBY” and the double-D symbol ( ) are
registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
■ Canceling
To cancel
(
To cancel
(
),
), and
(RPT) and
(
(SKIP): Push the same button.
): Push the same button or
.
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■ When the cassette player does not operate correctly due to the cassette recording
Forwarding to the beginning of a track, repeat, blank tape skip and fast-forward
may not be possible in the following situations:
• The interval between tracks is less than three seconds (beginning of track and
repeat playback) or less than fifteen seconds (blank tape skip).
• When there is noise between two tracks.
• The beginning and end of subsequent tracks is not clearly defined.
■ Using long playing cassette tapes
Avoid using tapes with a length of more than 90 minutes, as the tape used is very
thin and may become tangled in the cassette player.
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NOTICE
■ Cassette tapes that cannot be used
Do not use a cassette tape if it has been damaged or tangled or if its label is peeling
off. Such tapes may affect playing speed and may also get stuck in the player.
■ Cassette player precautions
● Store cassette tapes away from direct sunlight.
● Do not insert anything other than cassette tapes into the cassette player.
● Do not apply oil to the cassette player.
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Using the CD changer
Operable and display parts
Power
Volume
Selecting a CD
Fast forward
Repeat
Random playback
Search 
playback
Track 
selection
Disc No. 
indicator
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Rewind
CD door
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CD eject
Load
Loading a CD
Push the panel to open.
Inserting a single CD
Push
button briefly.
Insert a CD after the CD door opens.
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Loading multiple CDs
Push
until you hear a beep.
Insert a CD when the CD door opens.
Wait until the CD door opens again before inserting the next CD.
Repeat this procedure until you finish loading CDs.
To cancel loading, push the LOAD or DISC button.
If you do not insert a CD within 15 seconds after “Load” is displayed,
loading will be cancelled.
Ejecting a CD
Select the CD you want to eject (P.187)
Push
button for the CD briefly
If you want to eject all the CDs, press and hold
beep.
until you hear a
Selecting, fast forwarding, and scanning tracks
■ Selecting a track

Push .
Press “” to move up and “” to move down through the tracks until the
track number you want is displayed.
If  or  are pushed and held until a beep is heard, the track will be fast forwarded. Release the button at the desired track position to resume playback.
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■ Scanning a CD
Push
.
The first ten seconds of each track will be played.
Push
once more to select the desired track.
Selecting a CD
■ To select a CD to play
Push
() or
() until the desired CD is selected.
■ To scan loaded CDs
Press and hold the
button until you hear a beep.
The first ten seconds of each CD will be played.
Push
3
once more to select the desired CD.
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Playing tracks in random order
■ From the CD being played
Push
(RAND).
Tracks are played in a random order until the button is pushed once more.
■ From all CDs
Press and hold the
(RAND) button until you hear a beep.
Tracks are played in a random order until the button is pushed once more.
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■ About your changer
Your automatic changer can store up to 6 CDs
■ If you accidentally push the
button
Push the DISC or LOAD button to insert again. Do not push in the CD which is
being ejected forcibly
■ When LOAD, ERROR or WAIT are shown on the display.
LOAD : The CD changer is preparing to playback a CD. Wait for a short while.
ERROR 1: Make sure the label of the displayed disc is facing up and reinsert it into
the changer.
ERROR 3 or 4: There is a problem with the changer.
WAIT
: Operation is stopped due to a high temperature inside the changer.
Remove the CD from the player and allow the player to cool down.
If the malfunction persists, take your vehicle to your Lexus dealer.
■ CD auto changer
The mark shown to the left indicates that only
audible CDs can be used. CD-Rs, CDROMs and CDs with copy-protect features
cannot be used.
■ CD player protection feature
To protect the internal components, playback is automatically stopped when a
problem is detected while the CD player is being used.
■ Leaving CDs in the player for an extended period
Do not leave CDs in the CD player for an extended period of time or the CDs may
become damaged.
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■ Lens cleaners
Do not use lens cleaners. Doing so may damage the CD player.
NOTICE
■ To prevent CDs getting stuck in the player
Insert CDs one at a time.
Do not feed CDs in continuously.
■ To avoid damaging the panel
Do not rest anything on the panel or push it
too hard.
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■ CDs and adapters that cannot be used
Do not use the following types of CD. 
Doing so may damage the CD player and affect the CD insert/eject function.
• CDs that have a diameter that is not (4.7
in. 12 cm). (Playback not possible.)
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NOTICE
• Low-quality and deformed CDs.
• CDs with a transparent or translucent
recording area.
• CDs that have had tape, seals or labels
attached to them, or that have had the
label peeled off.
■ CD player precautions
Failing observe the following precautions may result in CDs being unplayable or
cause the player to function abnormally.
• Do not insert anything other than CDs into the CD player.
• Do not apply oil to the CD player.
• Store CDs away from direct sunlight.
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Optimal use of the audio system
Adjust sound quality
Selects Position
Turns ASL on and off
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Adjusting sound quality, volume, balance and sound level
■ Changing sound quality modes
Turn each dial to the left or right.
Sound quality
mode
Bass
Midrange
Treble
Left-right
balance
Forward-rear
balance
Mode
displayed
BAS
MID
TRE
Level
Turn to the
left
Turn to the
right
-7 to 7
-7 to 7
-7 to 7
Low
High
BAL
L7 to R7
Shifts to left
Shifts to right
FAD
F7 to R7
Shifts to front Shifts to rear
■ Adjusting the Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL)
Push
. Automatic Sound levelizer (ASL).
ASL automatically adjusts the volume and tone quality according to
the noise level as you driver your vehicle.
■ Positioning selector
Push
Pushing the button changes the position in the following
order and the letter displays for 6 seconds on the screen.
ALL  DRIVER  FRONT  REAR
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Using the rear controller
Some audio features can be controlled from the rear seat using the rear controller.
Radio:
Adjusts the 
frequency
Cassette tape
Skips forward 
or back ward
CD: Select
the track or
disc
Radio:
Selects radio station
Cassette Tape:
Selects other side 
of cassette tape
CD: Searches 
desired CD
Volume
3
Power
Interior features
Change modes/Child lock
Turning on the power and selecting audio modes
■ Power
Push
when the audio system is turned OFF.
■ Changing modes
Push
when the audio system is turned ON. Pushing the button
changes the sound mode in the following order: AM, FM, cassette
deck, (CD changer).
Adjusting the volume
Push
.
Continual adjustment is possible if the button is held for more than one
second.
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Selecting a radio station
Push
Push
to select the radio mode.
to select the preferred radio station.
If
is pushed and held until a beep is heard, the audio system automatically searches for a receivable frequency.
Push
once again to cancel the selection.
Finding the start of the next track/fast forward and rewind
Push
to select the cassette mode.
Push
to skip to the beginning of the next track, or return to
the beginning of the track currently being played.
Nine tracks can be played back in this manner, including the track currently being listened to.
Selecting a CD track or CD
■ Selecting a track
Push
to select the CD mode.
Press and hold
until a beep is heard.
Push
to select the desired track.
■ Selecting a CD.
Push
to select the CD mode.
to select the desired CD.
Push
■ Child lock function.
P.172
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Using the steering switches
Some audio features can be controlled using the switches on the steering
wheel.
Power on, change modes
Volume
Stores the 
volume setting
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Radio: Station selection
Cassette tape: Fast forward and rewind
CD: Selects the track or disc
Turning on the power and selecting audio modes
■ Power
Push
when the audio system is turned OFF.
■ Changing modes
Push
when the audio system is turned ON. Pushing the button
changes the audio mode in the following order: AM, FM, cassette
deck (CD changer).
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Adjusting the volume

Push .
Hold down the button to continue increasing or decreasing the volume.
Storing the desired volume level
Adjust the volume to the desired level and push
Push
until you hear a beep.
to restore the volume to the desired level if it has been adjusted.
Selecting a radio station
Push
Push
to select the radio mode.
or
to select the preferred radio station.
If
or
is pushed and held until a beep is heard, the audio system
automatically searches for a receivable frequency.
Finding the start of the next track/fast forward and rewind
Push
to select the cassette mode.
Push
or
to skip to the beginning of the next track, including the track currently being played.
If
or
is pushed and held until a beep is heard, the tape fast forwards or rewinds.
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Selecting a CD track or CD
■ Selecting a track.
Push
to select the CD mode.
Push
or
to select the desired track.
■ Selecting a CD.
Push
to select the CD mode.
Press and hold
or
until you hear a beep.
Push
or
to select the desired CD.
■ Canceling
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To cancel automatic selection of a radio station, push the same button.
Interior features
CAUTION
■ To reduce the risk of an accident
Exercise care when operating the audio switches on the steering wheel.
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3-3. Turning on interior lights
Interior lights list
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Ignition switch light
Interior light and front personal lights (P.199, P.200)
Vanity lights (P.217)
Outer foot lights
Inside door handle lights
Rear personal lights (P.200)
Foot lights
■ Illuminated entry system
The following lights turn on when the vehicle is unlocked or a door is opened.
• Ignition switch light
• Foot lights
• Interior lights (when the switch is in the DOOR position)
• Outer foot lights
• Inside door handle lights
After all the doors have been unlocked or opened, the lights remain on for
approximately fifteen seconds and then go out. 
(The lights turn off immediately if the vehicle is locked, or the ignition switch is
turned to ACC or ON.)
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Interior lights
1
2
3
On
Off
The light comes on if a door is
opened.
After all the doors have been
closed, the light remains on for
approximately fifteen seconds and
then goes out.
■ Illuminated entry system
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Interior features
The interior light turns on and off in conjunction with operation of the door locks.
(P.198)
3-3. Turning on interior lights
Personal lights
FRONT
REAR
1
On/Off
Vehicles with rear air conditioning control
On/Off
Changes the angle
Vehicles without rear air conditioning control
On/Off
■ Integrated illumination
While a rear door is opened, the personal light turns on for that side.
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Storage features
3
Interior features
1
2
3
4
Auxiliary boxes
Coin box
Glove box
Cup holders
5
6
7
Rear console box
Overhead console box
Card holder
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Glove box
1
Type A
2
3
Open (pull lever)
Lock with the master key
Unlock with the master key
The glove box can be operated
with the master key.
Type B
■ Glove box light
The glove box light turns on when the head light switch is on.
Rear console box
Lower box
Press the tab to release the
lock
Lift the armrest to open
Upper box
Upper tab
Lower tab
Lower box
1
2
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Releases the lock
Open
3-4. Storage
Overhead console box
Coin box
1
3
Push to open
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Cup holders
Front cup holders
Rear cup holders with rear
power seats
Rear cup holders without rear
power seats
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Auxiliary boxes
If equipped
1
Push to open
1
Push the lid
3
1
Interior features
Under the driver’s seat
Pull the tab to draw out.
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Under the passenger’s seat
1
Pull the tab to draw out.
Vehicles with rear powered
seat
Vehicles without rear powered
seat
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Card holder
CAUTION
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■ Caution while driving
■ Maximum storage weight
Objects heavier than 0.44 lb. (300 g) may cause the overhead console box and
auxiliary box on the instrument panel to open unexpectedly, resulting in injury.
■ Items unsuitable for the cup holders
Do not place anything other than cups or drink cans in the cup holders, as they may
be thrown loose and possibly injure people during sudden braking or in an accident.
NOTICE
■ During hot weather
Do not leave anything flammable or non-heat resistant inside the vehicle (lighter,
glasses, etc.).
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Always keep the glove box, overhead console box, coin box, cup holders and auxiliary boxes, closed to reduce the chance of injury in case of an accident or sudden
stop.
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Sun visors
1
2
3
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Forward position: flip down
Side position: Flip down,
unhook, and swing to the side
Side extender: Place in side
position, then slide backwards
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Vanity mirror and light
Front
The vanity light turns on.
040_01_01_square title
Light
Vanity mirror
Rear
Push “” to open.
The vanity light turns on.
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Interior features
NOTICE
■ When not in use
Keep the rear vanity mirrors closed.
■ To prevent battery from being discharged
Do not leave the vanity lights on for extended periods while the engine is stopped.
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Clock
1
2
3
H button : Adjusts the hour.
M button : Adjusts the 
minutes.
:00 button : Resets the 
minutes to zero.*
*For example: 
9:30 to 9:59 displayed  10:00
10:01 to 10:29 displayed  10:00
■ Operational condition
The ignition switch must be turned to ON or ACC for the clock to illuminate.
■ Vehicles with navigation system
For clock setting, see the separate “Navigation System Owner’s Manual.”
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Ashtray
Ashtrays are available for both the front and rear seats.
Front seat ashtray
Push the lid to open
Rear seat ashtray
Lift the lid to open
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Interior features
■ Removing the ashtray
Pull the ashtray (front) or the lid of the ashtray (rear) up to remove it.
CAUTION
■ After use
Always close the ashtray to reduce the chance of injury in case of an accident or
sudden stop while driving.
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NOTICE
■ To prevent causing a fire
● Fully extinguish matches and cigarettes before putting them in the ashtray, then
make sure it is fully closed.
● Do not place paper or any other type of flammable object in the ashtray.
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Cigarette lighter
Front
Open the front ashtray lid.
Push the cigarette lighter
down.
The cigarette lighter will pop up
when it is ready for use.
1
Rear
Push the cigarette lighter in.
The cigarette lighter will pop up
when it is ready for use.
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Interior features
■ Cigarette lighter operating conditions
The ignition switch must be in the ACC or ON position for the cigarette lighter to
operate.
CAUTION
■ To avoid burns and fires
● Do not touch the metal portions of the cigarette lighter.
● Do not hold the cigarette lighter down. It could overheat and cause a fire.
● Do not insert anything other than the cigarette lighter provided into the outlet.
(P.214)
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Power outlets
The power outlet can be used for accessories that run on less than 12 V and
10A.
If equipped
■ Power outlet operating conditions
The ignition switch must be in the ACC or ON position.
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NOTICE
■ To avoid damaging the accessory outlet
Close the accessory socket lid when the accessory socket is not in use. 
Foreign objects or liquids that enter the accessory socket may case a short circuit.
■ To prevent the fuse from being blown
Do not use the an accessory that uses more than 12 V 10 A.
■ 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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Outside temperature display
Located on the instrument panel and multi-information display
■ Instrument panel
Vehicles with navigation system
Vehicles without navigation
system
■ Multi-information display
Push
on the steering switch
(P.107)
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■ Operating conditions
The ignition switch must be in the ON position.
■ Display
● Ranges: -22°F (-30°C) to -122°F (50°C).
● If it reads “- - - ” or blanks, take vehicle to your Lexus dealer.
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Seat heaters
Driver’s seat
Passenger’s seat
Front
Press and release the knob to
use
Push the knob to pop out
1
2
ON/OFF
To turn on: turn the knob clockwise to the desired position, the
light above the knob indicates
that the seat heater is on.
To turn off: turn the knob all the
way counter-clockwise. The
light will turn off when the seat
heater is off.
3
To adjust seat temperature: the
further you turn the knob clockwise, the warmer the seat temperature becomes.
Push the knob into the recessed position when not in use
Right seat
1
Rear
To turn on the seat heaters,
press the button for each seat.
The light on the buttons indicate
that the seat heater is on. To turn
off press the button again.
Left seat
■ Operating conditions
The ignition switch must be in the ON position.
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CAUTION
■ Burns
● Use caution when seating the following persons in a heated seat to avoid the pos-
sibility of burns:
• Babies, small children, elderly persons, sick persons or handicapped persons
• Persons who have delicate skin
• Persons who are exhausted
● Do not cover the seat with anything when using the seat heater.
The seat heaters may overheat if the seat is covered.
NOTICE
3
■ To prevent seat heater damage
■ To prevent battery discharged
Turn the switches off when the engine is not running.
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Do not put unevenly weighted objects on the seat and do not stick sharp objects
(needles, nails, etc.) into the seat.
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Climate control seat switches
Feeds warm or cool air to the seat surface
Front
Driver’s seat
Passenger’s
seat
1
2
3
4
5
Press and release the knob to
use it, then turn the knob to the
desired temperature setting.
OFF position (at middle dot)
Room temperature range
Cool air
Warm air
Push the knob into the recessed position when not in use
1
Rear
2
3
Right seat
4
Left seat
Press and release the knob to
use it, then turn the knob to the
desired temperature setting.
Warm air
Room temperature air
Cool air
■ Operating conditions
The ignition switch must be in the ON position.
■ Replacing the air filters
Regularly inspect the seat climate control air filters and replace them if necessary to
maintain the efficiency of the climate controlled seats. (P.293)
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CAUTION
■ Burns/ excessive cooling
● The following passengers should take extra care to avoid burns:
Babies, small children, elderly persons, sick or physically disabled persons.
Persons who have sensitive skin.
Exhausted persons.
Persons who have taken alcohol or drugs which induce sleep (sleeping drugs,
cold remedies, etc.)
● Do not use a blanket or cushion on the seat. Using the climate control seat with
a blanket or cushion increases the temperature of the seat and may lead to overheating.
•
•
•
•
● Take care not to overuse the cooling function, as it may cool the above men-
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tioned passengers excessively minor burns and overheating/ excessive cooling
■ 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.
■ To prevent battery discharged
Turn the switches off when the engine is not running.
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NOTICE
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Refreshing rear seat switches
Built-in lumbar vibrators reduce lumbar fatigue for the occupant
1
2
Left seat
ON/ Changes vibration speed
OFF
Right seat
■ Operating conditions
The ignition switch must be in the ON position.
CAUTION
■ Using the refresh function
● Those who are pregnant, have recently given birth, or suffer from ailments requir-
ing rest (heart disease etc.), should consult a doctor before use.
● Do not allow children to use the refresh function.
● Do not use immediately after meals or for extended periods
● If you feel sick while using the refresh function, immediately discontinue use.
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Coat hooks
Pull out the hook to hang coats or other soft items.
Vehicles with rear air conditioning controls
Vehicle without rear air conditioning controls
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Interior features
CAUTION
■ 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 side
curtain airbags deploy, these items may become projectiles that cause death or
serious injury.
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Floor mats
Use only genuine Lexus floor mats properly secured to the floor carpet.
Secure the mat with the lock clips.
CAUTION
■ When inserting the floor mat
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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Sunshades
■ Rear power sunshade
To raise or lower the rear sunshade, push the button.
1
From front seats
2
From rear seats
■ Manual sunshades (if equipped)
Pull up on the tab and hook into
the channels.
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Interior features
■ Rear power sunshade operating conditions
The ignition switch must be in the ON position
■ Automatic operation
● When the transmission selector lever is shifted into the “R” position while the
sunshade is up, the sunshade will be automatically lowered.
● To raise the sunshade again, perform any of the following operations:
• Shift the transmission selector lever in “P” position
• Push the switch again
• Move the transmission selector lever out of “R” position and drive your vehicle over 9 mph (15 km/h)
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■ Retained accessory power
The rear power sunshade can be operated for approximately 60 seconds after the
ignition switch is turned to ACC or LOCK position.
CAUTION
■ To avoid injury
● Do not touch the brackets fastening the power sunshade.
● Do not put your fingers in the power sunshade groove during operation.
NOTICE
■ To prevent the battery from being discharged
Always operate the shade while the engine is running.
■ To avoid damage or malfunction
● Do not overload the shade motor and other parts (for instance by pushing down
on the sunshade bracket during operation).
● Do not place objects where they may hinder the opening/closing of the shade.
● Do not affix anything to the shade.
● Clean the shade groove if there is any foreign matter or dust on it.
● Do not operate the power sunshade repeatedly for a long time.
■ To avoid damage to the sunshade
Do not place anything in the sunshade groove.
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Trunk features
■ Luggage net
Attach the luggage net to the
lower anchors to secure luggage
or cargo on the trunk floor.
Attach the luggage net to the side
anchors to secure luggage or
cargo inside the trunk.
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Interior features
■ First-aid kit net
Make sure the first-aid kit rests
securely in the net.
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Trunk storage extension
Pull down the rear seat center
armrest.
Type A
1
2
Type B
3
Pull the lever to open the outer
lid.
Locking with the master key
Unlocking with the master key
Extend storage space by opening
the inner lid.
1
2
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From passenger compartment
side: 
Push the button to unlock the
inner lid and push it up.
From trunk side:
Pull the lever to unlock the inner
lid and pull it up.
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Cool box
■ Keeps canned drinks cool whenever the rear air conditioning system
is on
Pull down the center armrest in the
rear seat.
3
Pull the lever.
Interior features
■ To use as a storage compartment
Close the cool air intake lid to turn
off the cool box system.
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Penlight
Penlight is stored in the toolbox on the left side of the trunk
1
ON/OFF 
Turn the head.
When inserting batteries, take care
that similar contacts (“+” to “+” or “” to “-”) are not facing each other,
or the penlight will not work.
■ When using the trunk storage extension
● See also “Cargo and Luggage” for precautions (P.145).
■ Items unsuitable for the cool box
● Do not store containers other than cans.
● Do not store drinks in unsealed containers as they may spill and damage the
vehicle.
● Do not store perishable foods in the cool box.
■ Operating conditions for the cool box
The ignition switch must be in the ON position.
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CAUTION
■ Caution while driving
● To avoid injury, always return the cargo net hooks to their positions under the car-
pet when they are not being used.
● Always keep the cool box and trunk storage extension doors closed to reduce
the chance of injury in case of accident or sudden stop.
NOTICE
■ To avoid damage to the net
● Do not use to secure sharp or heavy objects.
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● Take care not to twist the strap or net when securing luggage.
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3-5. Other interior features
Garage door opener
The garage door opener can be programmed to operate garage doors, gates,
entry doors, door locks, home lighting systems, 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.
1
2
Buttons
Indicator light
■ Programming the HomeLink
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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Simultaneously press and hold the
transmitter button along with one
of the HomeLink buttons.
When the indicator light on the
HomeLink changes from a slow
to a rapid flash after 20 seconds,
you can release both buttons.
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 and
then remains lit after 2 seconds. If your transmitter is the “Rolling Code”
type, proceed to the heading “Programming a rolling code system”.
Repeat the steps for each remaining HomeLink button to program another device.
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Test the operation of the HomeLink by pressing the newly programmed button.
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■ 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.
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 owner’s guide supplied by the garage door opener manufacturer for the location of the “training” button.
Press the “training” button on the ceiling mounted garage door
opener motor.
Press and release the vehicle’s programmed HomeLink button
twice. The garage door may open.
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.
The ceiling mounted garage door opener motor should now recognize
the HomeLink transceiver and operate the garage door.
Repeat the steps for each remaining HomeLink button to program another rolling code system.
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■ Programming an entrance gate (for U.S.A. owners)/Programming
all devices in the Canadian market
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.
■ Reprogramming a button
The individual HomeLink buttons cannot be erased but can be reprogrammed. To reprogram a button, follow the “Basic programming”
instructions.
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Press and hold the selected HomeLink button.
Repeatedly press and release (cycle) the device remote control
button every two seconds until step 4 is complete.
When the indicator light on the HomeLink compatible transceiver start to flashing rapidly, release the buttons.
Press the newly programmed HomeLink button to see if it operates the device.
Repeat the steps for each remaining HomeLink button to program another device.
■ Programming other devices
To program other devices such as home security systems, home door
locks or lighting, contact your authorized Lexus dealer for assistance.
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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.
■ Before programming
● Install a new battery in the transmitter.
● The battery side of the transmitter must be pointed away from the HomeLink.
■ 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 that may be
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.
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CAUTION
■ 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.
■ Conforming to federal safety standards
Do not use the HomeLink compatible transceiver with any garage door opener or
device that lacks the safety stop and reverse features as required by federal safety
standards. 
This includes any garage door that cannot detect an obstructing object. A door or
device without these features increases the risk of death or serious injury.
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Compass (vehicles without navigation system)
The compass on the multi-information display indicates the direction in which
the vehicle is heading.
■ Operation
Turning the compass display on or off.
Push
button for 1 to 2 seconds
repeatedly until the compass displays.
■ Displays and directions
Displays
N
NE
E
SE
S
SW
W
NW
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Directions
North
Northeast
East
Southeast
South
Southwest
West
Northwest
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Calibrating the compass
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.
If you cross over a map boundary
as shown in illustration, the compass will deviate.
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■ Calibration
Stop the vehicle where it is safe to drive in a circle.
Push and hold the
on the
steering pad for at least 6 seconds
until “DRIVE IN CIRCLES”
appears on the display.
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Drive the vehicle at 5 mph (8 km/
h) or lower 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.
■ Factors affecting compass accuracy
The compass may not show the correct direction in the following conditions:
• The vehicle is stopped immediately after turning.
• The vehicle is on an inclined surface.
• The vehicle is in a place where the earth’s magnetic field is subject to interference by artificial magnetic fields 
(underground parking, under a steel tower, between buildings, roof parking,
near a crossing, near a large vehicle, etc.).
• The vehicle is magnetized. 
(There is a magnet or a metal object near the inside rear view mirror.)
• The battery has been disconnected.
• A door is open.
CAUTION
■ While the vehicle is moving
Do not adjust the display. Be sure to adjust the display only when the vehicle is
stopped.
■ When doing the circling calibration
Be sure to secure a wide space, and watch out for people and vehicles in the neighbood. Do not violate any local traffic rules while performing circling calibration.
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NOTICE
■ To avoid compass malfunctions
Do not put magnets or any metal objects near the audio system.
Doing this may cause a malfunction of the compass sensor.
■ Notes during calibration
● 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.
● During calibration, do not operate electric systems (moon roof, power windows,
etc.) as they may interfere with the calibration.
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3-5. Other interior features
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4-1. Maintenance and care ........ 244
Cleaning and protecting the 
vehicle exterior........................ 244
Cleaning and protecting the 
vehicle interior ......................... 247
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4-3. Do-it-yourself 
maintenance......................... 256
Do-it-yourself service 
precautions .............................. 256
Hood.............................................. 260
Positioning the jack.................... 261
4-2. Maintenance .......................... 250
Engine compartment............... 262
Maintenance requirements.. 250
Tires ................................................. 278
General maintenance............. 252
Tire inflation pressure.............. 283
Emission inspection and 
maintenance (I/M) 
programs.................................... 255
Wheels........................................... 287
Air conditioning filters............ 289
Wireless remote control 
battery......................................... 295
Blade fuses .................................. 298
Cartridge fuses ......................... 309
Headlight aim................................ 311
Light bulbs ..................................... 313
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Cleaning and protecting the vehicle exterior
Follow these guidelines when washing and waxing your Lexus:
●
Working from top to bottom, liberally apply water to the vehicle body,
wheel wells and underside of the vehicle to remove any built up dirt
and dust.
Wash the vehicle body using a sponge or soft cloth, such as a chamois.
●
For hard-to-remove dirts, use car wash soap and rinse thoroughly with
water.
●
Thoroughly dry your vehicle.
●
Apply polish or wax only when the vehicle body is cool.
Wax or polish your vehicle when the existing coating of wax or polish
begin to deteriorate. A good way to determine this, is by checking to
see if water beads on the painted surface of your vehicle. If it does not
bead, that means the wax or polish is no longer protecting the finish,
and therefore should be reapplied.
■ Automatic car washes
● Fold the mirrors back before washing the vehicle.
● Brushes used in automatic car washes may scratch the vehicle surface, which
can harm your vehicle’s paint.
■ High pressure automatic car washes
Do not allow the nozzles of the car wash to come within close proximity of the windows or door weather seals of your vehicle.
Before entering the automatic car wash, check that the fuel filler door on your vehicle is closed properly.
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■ To prevent paint deterioration and corrosion on the body
● Wash the car 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
● If the paint is chipped or scratched, have it repaired immediately
■ 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 point.
■ Plastic bumpers and side moldings
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Do not scrub with abrasive cleaners.
The following precautions can extend the effectiveness of the water-repellent coating.
• Remove any dirt, etc. from the windshield regularly.
• Do not allow dirt and dust to accumulate on the windows for a long period.
Clean the windows with a soft, damp cloth as soon as possible.
• Do not use wax or glass cleaners that contain abrasires when cleaning the windows.
• Do not use any metallic objects to remove condensation build up.
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■ Windshield and front door glass water-repellent coating
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CAUTION
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.
NOTICE
■ To prevent damage to the antenna
Remove the antenna before driving through an automatic car wash.
■ To protect your vehicle’s painted surfaces
Do not use organic cleaners such as benzene or gasoline.
■ Cleaning the exterior lights
Wash carefully. Do not use organic substances or scrub the exterior light a hard
brush. This may damage the surfaces of the lights.
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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.
■ Protecting the vehicle interior
Remove dirt and dust using a vacuum cleaner and wipe dirty surfaces
with a cloth dampened with lukewarm water.
Maintenance and care
■ Cleaning the leather seats
• Remove dirt and dust using a vacuum cleaner.
• Wipe any excess dirt and dust with a soft cloth dampened with
diluted detergent.
Use a diluted water solution of approximately 5% neutral detergent
for wool.
• Wring out any excess water from the cloth and thoroughly wipe off
all remaining traces of detergent.
• Wipe the surface with a dry, soft cloth to remove any remaining
moisture. Allow the leather to dry in a ventilated and shaded area.
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■ Synthetic leather areas
First vacuum over the upholstery to remove loose dirt. Then, using a
sponge or soft cloth, apply a mild soap solution to the synthetic leather. 
After allowing it to soak in for a few minutes to loosen the dirt, remove
the dirt and wipe off the soap with a clean damp cloth.
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■ 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.
■ Caring for leather seats
Lexus recommends regularly cleaning the interior of the vehicle at least twice a
year to maintain the quality of the vehicle’s interior.
■ 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 best results are obtained by keeping the carpet as dry as possible.
■ Seat belts
Clean with mild soap and lukewarm water using a cloth or sponge. Also check the
belts for excessive wear, fraying or cuts.
CAUTION
■ Water in the vehicle
Be careful not to splash water or spill liquid on the floor.
Do not get any of the safety system and control units, such as SRS airbags, in the
vehicle interior wet.
Electrical malfunction may cause the airbags to deploy or not function properly,
resulting in death or serious injury.
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NOTICE
■ Cleaning detergents
Do not use organic substances such as benzine, alcohol, gasoline, or alkaline or
acid solutions as they may discolor the vehicle interior or cause streaks or damage
to painted surfaces.
■ Preventing damage to leather surfaces
Observe the following precautions to avoid damage to and deterioration of leather
surfaces.
• Remove any dust or dirt on leather surfaces immediately.
• Do not expose the vehicle to direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Park
the vehicle in the shade, especially during summer.
• 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.
■ Water on the floor
■ Cleaning the inside of the rear window
Be careful not to scratch or damage the heater wires or connectors.
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Do not soak the floor carpet with water or other liquids when cleaning. 
Vehicle systems such as electrical control systems and the audio system may be
damaged if liquids come into contact with them. In addition, water may cause the
body to rust.
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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.
■ General maintenance
Should be performed on a daily basis. This can be done yourself or by a
Lexus dealer.
■ Scheduled maintenance
Should be performed at specified intervals according to the maintenance
schedule.
For details about maintenance items and schedules, refer to the “Owner’s
Manual Supplement/Scheduled Maintenance”.
■ Do-it-yourself maintenance
(P.256)
You can perform some maintenance procedures yourself.
Please be aware that do-it-yourself maintenance may affect warranty coverage.
The use of Lexus Repair Manuals is recommended.
For details about warranty coverage, see separate “Owner’s Guide”,
“Owner’s Manual Supplement” or “Warranty Booklet”.
Service and repairs not covered in this Owner’s Manual should be performed by a qualified technician using Lexus service and repair publications.
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■ Repair and replacement
It is recommended that genuine Lexus parts be used for repairs to ensure optimum
performance. If non-Lexus replacement parts are used or if a repair shop other
than a Lexus dealer performs repairs, confirm the warranty coverage.
■ Have inspections and repairs performed by a Lexus dealer whenever possible
● Lexus technicians are well-trained specialists and are kept up to date with the
latest service information. They specialize in the operation of all systems on your
Lexus.
● 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
■ Hazardous materials
● Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and a wide variety of automobile com-
● 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.
● 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.273)
● Used engine oil contains chemicals that have caused cancer in laboratory ani-
mals. Avoid prolonged and repeated contact. Always protect your skin by washing thoroughly with soap and water.
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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.
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General maintenance
Listed below are the general maintenance items that should be performed at
the interval specified in the Owner’s 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
Battery
Brake fluid
Engine coolant
Engine oil
Exhaust system
Power steering fluid
Radiator/condenser/ hoses
Washer fluid
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Check points
Maintenance-free.
(P.273)
At the correct level?
(P.270)
At the correct level?
(P.268)
At the correct level?
(P.263)
No fumes or strange sound?
At the correct level?
(P.272)
Not blocked with foreign matter? (P.269)
Sufficient?
(P.277)
4-2. Maintenance
Vehicle interior
Items
Accelerator pedal
Automatic transmission
“Park” mechanism
Brake pedal
Brakes
Head restraints
Indicators/buzzers
Lights
Seat belts
Seats
Steering wheel
• Moves smoothly?
• Does it have appropriate clearance and correct
amount of free play?
• Not pull to one side when applied?
• Loss of brake effectiveness?
• Spongy feeling brake pedal?
• Pedal almost touches floor?
• Move smoothly and lock securely?
• Function properly?
• Do all the lights come on?
• Headlights aimed correctly?
(P.311)
• Moves smoothly?
• Can hold the vehicle securely on a incline?
• Does the seat belt system operate smoothly?
• Are the belts undamaged?
• The seat controls operate properly?
• Moves smoothly?
• Has correct free play?
• No strange noise?
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Parking brake
Check points
• Moves smoothly
(without uneven pedal effort or catching)?
• Can hold the vehicle securely on a incline with
the selector lever in “P”?
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Vehicle exterior
Items
Door/trunk
Engine hood
Fluid leaks
Tire
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Check points
Do they operate smoothly?
Do the locks work properly?
Does the hood latch and lock work properly?
Are there any leaks when the vehicle is parked?
Is the inflation pressure correct?
(P.283)
Are tire surfaces worn or damaged?
(P.278)
Do the tires need to be rotated according to the maintenance schedule?
(P.278)
Are the wheel nuts loose?
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.
■ If the malfunction indicator lamp 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.
■ Your vehicle may not pass the I/M test:
● 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.
●
When the fuel tank cap is loose
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■ When the malfunction indicator lamp 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.
■ 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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The malfunction indicator lamp comes on as temporary malfunction
and your vehicle may not pass the I/M test.
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Do-it-yourself service precautions
If you perform maintenance yourself, be sure to follow the correct procedure
given in these sections.
Do-it-yourself
maintenance
Parts and tools
•
•
Battery condition
•
(P.273) •
Blade type fuses
(P.298)
Warm water
Baking soda
Grease
Conventional wrench
(for terminal clamp bolts)
• Fuse with same amperage rating as original
•
Brake fluid level
(P.270) •
•
Cartridge type fuses •
(P.309)
•
Engine coolant level
(P.268)
•
•
Engine oil level
•
(P.263) •
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FMVSS No.116 DOT 3 or SAE J1703 brake
fluid
Rag or paper towel
Funnel (used only for adding brake fluid)
Genuine Lexus fuse or equivalent with same
amperage rating as original
“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.
“Toyota Super Long Life Coolant” is pre-mixed
with 50% coolant and 50% de-ionized water
(vehicles sold in the U.S.A.), 55% coolant 45%
de-ionized water (vehicles sold in Canada).
Funnel (used only for adding coolant)
“Toyota Genuine Motor Oil” or equivalent
Rag or paper towel
Funnel (used only for adding oil)
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Do-it-yourself
Parts and tools
maintenance
Headlight aim 
• Phillips-head screwdriver
(P.311)
• Automatic transmission fluid DEXRON ll or
Power steering fluid
lll
level
• Rag or paper towel
(P.272) • Funnel (used only for adding power steering
fluid)
Radiator and
condenser 

(P.269)
Tire inflation pressure • Tire pressure gauge
(P.283) • Compressed air source
• Washer fluid containing antifreeze 
Washer fluid
(for winter use)
(P.277) • Funnel (used only for adding washer fluid)
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CAUTION
The engine compartment contains many mechanisms and fluids that many move
suddenly, become hot, or become electrically energized. To avoid death or serious
injury:
■ When working in the engine compartment:
● Keep hands, clothing, and tools away from the moving fan and engine drive belt.
● Be careful not to touch the engine, radiator, exhaust manifold and power steering
fluid reservoir, etc. right after driving as they may be hot. Oil and other fluids may
also be hot.
● Do not leave anything that may burn easily, such as paper or rags, in the engine
compartment.
● Do not smoke, cause sparks or expose an open flame to fuel or the battery. 
Fuel and battery fumes are flammable.
● Be extremely cautious when working on the battery. 
It contains poisonous and corrosive sulfuric acid.
■ When the engine is running
Perform maintenance checks with adequate ventilation
■ When working near the electric cooling fan or radiator grill:
Be sure the ignition is off. With the ignition on, the electric cooling fan may automatically start to run if the air conditioning is on and/or if the coolant temperature is
high. (P.262)
■ When working on or under the vehicle:
● Do not get under the vehicle with just the jack supporting it. 
Always use automotive jack stands or other solid supports.
● Use eye protection to prevent flying or falling material, fluid spray, etc. from get-
ting in your eyes.
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NOTICE
■ If you remove the engine air filter:
Driving with the engine 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
Lift the hood to inspect engine components and fluid levels.
Pull the hood release lever.
The hood will pop up slightly.
Lift the hood catch and lift the hood.
CAUTION
■ 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, position the jack correctly.
Improper placement may damage your vehicle or cause injury.
Dummy
CAUTION
■ When raising your vehicle:
• 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.
• Do not start or run the engine while your vehicle is supported by the jack.
• Stop the vehicle on level firm ground, firmly set the parking brake and put the
selector lever in “P” position.
• Make sure to set the jack properly at the jack point. 
Raising the vehicle with an improperly positioned jack will damage the vehicle
or may allow the vehicle to fall off the jack.
• Do not raise the vehicle with someone in the vehicle.
• When raising the vehicle, do not place any objects on top of or underneath the
jack.
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Make sure to observe the following to reduce the possibility of death or serious
injury.
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Engine compartment
1
2
3
4
5
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Brake fluid reservoir
(P.270)
Fuse Box (P.298, P.309)
Engine oil filler cap
(P.263)
Engine oil level dipstick
(P.263)
Washer fluid tank (P.277)
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7
8
9
10
Radiator
Condenser
(P.269)
Engine coolant reservoir 
(P.268)
Power steering fluid 
reservoir
(P.272)
Battery 
(P.273)
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Engine oil
With the engine at operating temperature and turned off, check the oil level on
the dipstick.
■ Checking the engine oil
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 the
dipstick out.
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Wipe it clean.
Reinsert the dipstick until fully seated.
Holding a rag under the end, pull the dipstick out and check the
oil level.
1 Low
2 Full
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■ Adding the 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.
Dummy
Make sure to check the oil type and prepare the items needed before adding.
Oil grade ILSAC multigrade engine oil.
Items
Clean funnel (only for adding oil)
Remove the oil filler cap.
Add engine oil slowly, checking the dipstick.
Return the filler cap and turn the cap clockwise until you hear a
click.
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.
■ Recommended viscosity
Temperature range anticipated before next oil change.
SAE 5W-30 is the best choice for
good fuel economy, and good starting
in cold weather.
If SAE 5W-30 is not available, SAE
10W-30 may be used. However, it
should be replaced with 5W-30 at
the next oil change.
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■ How to read oil container labels
The ILSAC (International Lubricant Standardization and approval Committee) Certification mark is are added to some oil containers to help you select
the oil you should use.
ILSAC Certification Mark
■ Resetting the engine oil maintenance information data (U.S.A. only)
After replacing the engine oil, be sure to reset the maintenance data. Otherwise,
the engine oil maintenance information may not function correctly. (P.334)
Push the "TRIP" button to change the trip meter display to blank.
Turn the ignition switch to "ON" while pushing the trip meter "RESET"
button.
Keep pushing the trip meter "RESET" button for longer than 5 seconds.
"Mileage Reset" appears on the display, the master warning light comes
on, and a warning tone sounds.
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Turn the ignition switch off.
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■ Engine oil consumption
● The amount of engine oil consumed depends on the oil viscosity, the quality of
the oil and the way the vehicle is driven.
● More oil is consumed under driving conditions such as high speeds and fre-
quent acceleration and deceleration.
● A new engine consumes more oil, since its pistons, piston rings and cylinder
walls have not become conditioned.
● Oil consumption: Max. 1.1 qt./600 miles (1.0 L per 1000 km, 0.9 lmp.qt/600
miles).
● If you consume more than 1.1 quarts (1.0 L, 0.91 lmp.qt.) every 300 miles
(500km), see your dealer.
CAUTION
■ Used engine oil
● 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 with it. To remove used engine oil from your
skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water.
● 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.
● Do not leave used engine oil within the reach of children.
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NOTICE
■ To prevent serious engine damage
Check the oil level regularly.
■ When replacing the engine oil
● Be careful not to spill engine oil on the vehicle components.
● Avoid overfilling, or the engine could be damaged.
● Check the oil level on the dipstick every time you refill the vehicle.
● Be sure the engine cap is properly retightened.
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Engine coolant
The coolant level is satisfactory if it is between the “FULL” and “LOW” lines on
the reservoir when the engine is cold.
1
2
3
Reservoir cap
Full line
Low line
If the level is on or below the
“LOW” line, add coolant up to the
“Full” line.
■ If the coolant level drops within a short time after replenishing
Visually check the radiator, hoses, engine coolant filler cap, radiator cap and drain
cock and water pump. If you cannot find a leak, have your Lexus dealer test the cap
pressure and check for leaks in the cooling system.
■ Coolant type selection
Use of improper coolants may damage your engine cooling system.
Only use “Toyota Super Long Life Coolant” or similar high quality ethylene glycol
based non-silicate, non-amine, non-nitrite, and non-borate coolant with long-life
hybrid organic acid technology. (Coolant with long-life hybrid organic acid technology is a combination of low phosphates and organic acids.)
For the USA : “Toyota Super Long Life Coolant” is a mixture of 50% coolant and
50% distilled or deionized water. (Protects to: -35C (-31F))
For Canada : “Toyota Super Long Life Coolant” is a mixture of 55% coolant and
45% distilled or deionized water. (Protects to: -42C (-44F))
Please contact your Lexus dealer for further details.
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CAUTION
■ When the engine is hot
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.
Do not touch the radiator or condenser, as they may be not and may cause burns.
NOTICE
■ When adding engine coolant
Do not use plain water alone.
■ If you spill coolant:
Be sure to wash it off with water to prevent damage to parts or point.
Radiator and condenser
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Check the radiator and condenser and clear any foreign objects. If the parts are
extremely dirty or you are not sure of their condition, have your vehicle checked
by your Lexus dealer.
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Brake fluid
■ 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.
Fluid type FMVSS No.116 DOT 3 or SAE J1703 brake fluid
Items
Funnel (for adding brake fluid only)
■ Adding fluid
Turn the ignition switch off.
Depress the brake pedal 40 times or more.
Remove the reservoir cap.
Add newly opened brake fluid up to the “MAX” line.
■ Brake fluid absorbs 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
■ When filling the reservoir
Be careful because brake fluid can harm your hands and eyes and damage painted
surfaces. 
If fluid gets in your eyes, flush your eyes with clean water immediately. 
If you still experience discomfort, seek medical attention.
NOTICE
■ 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 mechanical problem. Have the system checked by your Lexus dealer.
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Power steering fluid
■ Fluid level
The fluid level should be within the
appropriate range.
1
2
3
4
Full line when cold
Add fluid if at or below line
when cold.
Full line when hot
Add fluid if at or below line
when hot.
Hot : If the vehicle has been driven around 50 mph (80 km/h) for 20 minutes (slightly longer in frigid temperatures), the fluid is hot (140F 175F or 60C - 80C).
Cold : If the engine has not been run for about five hours, the fluid is cold.
(about room temperature, 50F - 85F or 10C - 30C).
■ Checking the fluid level
Make sure to check the fluid type and prepare the necessary items before
checking.
Fluid type Automatic transmission fluid DEXRON II or III
Items
Rag or paper towel and funnel (only for adding fluid)
Clean all dirt off the reservoir.
Remove the reservoir cap by turning it counterclockwise and
wipe the dipstick clean.
Reinstall the reservoir cap.
Remove the reservoir cap again and look at the fluid level.
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CAUTION
■ Checking the fluid level
Take care, as the reservoir may be hot.
NOTICE
■ When adding fluid
Avoid overfilling, or the power steering may be damaged.
■ After replacing the reservoir cap
Check the steering box case, pump and hose connections for leaks or damage.
Battery
Check the battery as follows:
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■ Battery exterior
1
2
Terminals
Hold-down clamp
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Maintenance and care
Make sure that the battery terminals are not corroded and that there are no
loose connections, cracks, or loose clamps.
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■ Checking battery condition
Check the battery condition by the indicator color.
1
2
3
Blue: 
Good condition
White: 
Charging necessary. Have the
battery checked by your Lexus
dealer.
Red: 
Have the battery checked by
your Lexus dealer.
■ Before recharging
Recharging, the battery produces hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive.
Before recharging:
• If recharging with the battery installed in the vehicle, be sure to disconnect the ground cable.
• Make sure the power switch on the recharger is off when connecting
and disconnecting the charger cables to the battery.
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CAUTION
■ Emergency measures regarding electrolyte
● If electrolyte gets in your eyes 
Flush them 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 medical office.
● If electrolyte gets on your skin 
Thoroughly wash the affected area. If you feel pain or burning, get medical attention immediately.
● If electrolyte gets on your clothes 
It can seak through clothing on to your skin. Immediately take off the clothing and
follow the procedure above if necessary.
● 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.
■ Chemicals in the battery
4
•
•
•
•
•
•
Do not cause sparks by touching the battery terminals with tools.
Do not smoke or light a match near the battery.
Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothes.
Never inhale or swallow electrolyte.
Wear protective safety glasses when working near the battery.
Keep children away from the battery.
■ Where to safe 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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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:
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CAUTION
■ How to recharge the battery
Only perform a slow charge (5 A or less). The battery may explode if charged at a
quicker rate.
NOTICE
■ When recharging the battery
Never recharge the battery while the engine is running. Also, be sure all accessories are turned off.
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Washer fluid
Add washer fluid if “Low Washer Fluid” appears on the multi-information display. (P.334)
■ Adding fluid
Add washer fluid until it approaches
the NORMAL (maximum) line.
NOTICE
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■ Use washer fluid only
■ Diluting washer fluid
Dilute washer fluid with water as necessary. 
Refer to the freezing temperatures listed on the washer fluid tank when diluting
washer fluid.
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Do not use soapy water or engine anti-freeze instead of washer fluid. 
Doing so may result in streaking the vehicle’s painted surface.
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Tires
Replace the tires when the tread wear indicators show.
■ Checking tires
1
2
3
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.
■ Tire rotation
Use the spare tire and rotate the tires
in the order shown.
Front
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Lexus recommends tire rotation
per the maintenance schedule to
equalize tire wear and extend tire
life.
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Initializing the tire pressure warning system
Tire pressure warning system must be initialized after tires or wheels have
been replaced or rotated, or after adjusting tire pressure.
1
2
Message
Reset switch
*: If “Low Tire” appears in the multi-information display, push the “RESET”
switch for a few seconds and make sure the warning message disappears.
**:If “Pressure Initial” does not appear when the reset switch is held down,
the system may be malfunctioning. Have your vehicle checked by your
Lexus dealer as soon as possible
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Park the vehicle with the parking brake applied and turn the ignition switch to “LOCK”.
Adjust the pressure of all the tires to the specified level.
(P.283)
Turn the ignition switch on.*
Push and hold the reset switch until “Pressure Initial” appears in
the multi-information display.**
Drive your vehicle for more than one hour or at speeds of 19 mph
(30 km/h) or over.
If you make a mistake in the middle of initialization, perform the operation
again from the beginning.
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■ When to replace your vehicle’s tires
If either of the following occurs, the tire should be replaced:
• Tire damage such as cuts, splits, cracks deep enough to expose the
fabric, or bulges indicating internal damage
• If a tire often goes flat or cannot be properly repaired due to the size
or location of a cut or other damage
If you are not sure, see your Lexus dealer.
■ Tire life
Any tire over 6 years old must be checked by a qualified technician even if it has
never or seldom been used or damage is not obvious.
■ If the tread wears down below 0.16 in. (4 mm) on snow tires
The effectiveness of snow tires is lost.
■ Tire selection
When replacing a tire, use a tire of the same size and construction, and the same or
greater maximum load as the originally installed tires.
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. 
As for the Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR), see the Certification Label. 
(P.283)
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■ Types of tires
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Maintenance and care
1. Summer tires: 
Summer tires are high-speed capability 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, we recommend using snow
tires. If 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
restrictions. Snow tires should be installed on all wheels. (P.149)
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
CAUTION
■ When inspecting or replacing tires
Observe the following instructions, as failure to do so may cause dangerous handling characteristics resulting in loss of control and could cause death or serious
injury.
• Do not mix radial, bias belted, or bias-ply tires on your vehicle, or use tires other
than the manufacturer’s recommended size.
• Do not mix summer and all season tires on your vehicle.
• Do not use tires other than the manufacturer’s designated tires, and never mix
tires or wheels of different size to the originals.
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NOTICE
■ To prevent malfunction of the tire pressure warning system
Do not push the reset switch without adjusting the tire inflation pressure to the specified level. Otherwise, the low tire pressure warning may not function correctly.
(P.334)
■ If tire pressure becomes low while driving
Do not continue driving, your tires and/or wheels may be ruined.
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Tire inflation pressure
■ Tire inflation pressure
The recommended cold tire inflation pressure and tire size is displayed on the
tire and loading information label.
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Maintenance and care
Recommended cold tire inflation pressure
Tire size
P225/55R17 95H
245/45R18 96W
P245/45R18 96V
Inflation pressure psi (kPa, kgf/cm2 or bar)
Front
Rear
Front
Rear
Front
Rear
32 (220, 2.2)
32 (220, 2.2)
33 (230, 2.3)
33 (230, 2.3)
33 (230, 2.3)
33 (230, 2.3)
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For sustained high speeds above 100 mph (160 km/h), in countries where such
speeds are permitted by law, add the below pressure to the front tires and rear
tires, but never exceed the maximum cold tire inflation pressure molded on the
tire sidewall.
• P225/55R17 95H: 3 psi (20 kPa, 0.2 kgf/cm2 or bar)
• 245/45R18 96W: 6 psi (40 kPa, 0.4 kgf/cm2 or bar)
• P245/45R18 96V: 6 psi (40 kPa, 0.4 kgf/cm2 or bar)
■ Inspection and adjustment procedure
1 Tire valve
2 Tire pressure gauge
Remove the tire valve cap.
Press the tip of the tire pressure gauge to the tire valve.
Read the pressure using the graduations on the gauge.
If the tire inflation pressure is not within recommended levels,
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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■ Tire inflation pressure check interval
You should check the tire inflation pressure every two weeks, or at least once a
month. 
Do not forget the spare. The inflation pressure for the spare tire should be the same
as that for the standard tire. (P.364)
■ Effects of incorrect tire inflation pressure
Driving with incorrect tire inflation pressure may result in the following:
• Wasting fuel
• Reducing driving comfort and tire life
• Making your vehicle less safe to drive
If a tire needs frequent refilling, have it checked by your Lexus dealer.
■ Instructions for checking tire inflation pressure
When checking tire inflation pressure, observing the following;
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Maintenance and care
• 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 since, you will get an accurate cold tire inflation pressure reading.
• 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.
• Do not bleed or reduce tire inflation pressure after driving. 
It is normal for the tire inflation pressure to be higher after driving.
• Never exceed the vehicle weight capacity. 
Passengers and luggage weight should be placed so that the vehicle is balanced.
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
CAUTION
■ 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, have new ones put
on as soon as possible.
■ Check tire pressure regularly
The tire pressure warning system will warn you when one or more of your tires are
significantly under-inflated. However, there are combinations which the system will
not detect (both tires on the same side or same axle). Thus it is important to check
the tire pressure of all tires regularly.
■ Proper inflation is critical to safe tire performance
Keep your tires properly inflated. Otherwise, the following conditions may occur
and result in an accident causing in death or serious injury.
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•
•
•
•
•
•
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Excessive wear
Uneven wear
Poor handling
Possibility of blowouts from an overheated tire
Poor sealing of the tire bead
Wheel deformation and/or tire separation
A greater possibility of tire damage from road hazards
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Wheels
If your wheel is bent, cracked or heavily corroded, the wheel should be
replaced.
Otherwise, the tire may separate from the wheel or cause loss of handling
control.
■ 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:
• A wheel of a different size or type;
• Used wheels; or
• Bent wheels that have been straightened.
■ Aluminum wheel precautions
● Use only Lexus wheel nuts and a wrench designed for your aluminum wheels if you have rotated, repaired or changed your tires.
Check that the wheel nuts are still tight after driving 1000 miles
(1600 km).
●
Be careful not to damage the aluminum wheels when using tire
chains.
●
Use only Lexus balance weights or equivalent and a plastic or rubber hammer when balancing your wheels.
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Maintenance and care
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4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
CAUTION
■ When replacing wheels
● Do not use wheels other than the manufacturer’s recommended wheel or wheel
size, as this may result in loss of handling control.
● Never using an inner tube in a leaking wheel which is designed for a tubeless tire.
Doing so may result in an accident, causing death or serious injury.
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Air conditioning filters
The air conditioning filters must be changed regularly to maintain air conditioning efficiency.
■ Front air conditioning filter
Turn the ignition switch to LOCK.
Open the glove box. Lift the partition
and remove it.
Push the levers and remove the cover.
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Maintenance and care
Push up the levers and remove the filter cover.
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Remove the filter case.
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.
Install the filter cover
1
2
290
Upper tabs
Lower tabs
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
■ Rear air conditioning filter (if equipped)
Replace the air filter regularly to maintain air flow, air purification, and
deodorizing performance.
Turn the ignition switch to LOCK
STEP 2
Open the trunk and remove the filter
cover.
Pull out the filter case and replace the
filter.
1
2
4
Filter case
Filter
Maintenance and care
291
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
■ Climate control seats
Replace the air filters when the air flow decrease.
Turn the ignition switch to LOCK.
Remove locks
Remove the air filter
Front
Lock
Rear
Lock
Side garnish filters
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Push the button to move
the rear seat to the foremost position
Remove locks
Remove the air filter
The side garnish filters should be
replaced at your Lexus dealer. When
you replace the filters under the seats,
have the side garnish filters replaced
as well.
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
■ Resetting the air filter maintenance light data
After the replacement, the air filter maintenance light must be reset.
Push and hold the “OFF” button for
more than 4 second.
■ Changing interval for the front air conditioning filter
■ If air flow decreases dramatically
The filter may be blocked. Check the filter and replace if necessary.
CAUTION
■ Air purifier precautions
● Do not look into the xenon tube or directly expose your skin to the light in the
tube's light. The tube emits less than 300nm of ultraviolet light, however some
people may experience symptoms such as sore eyes, vision trouble, skin inflammation, etc.
● Do not disassemble the air purifier. Some parts contain high voltage, and there is
also the possibility of causing a malfunction.
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Maintenance and care
Inspect and replace the air conditioning filter according to the maintenance
schedule. In dusty areas or areas with heavy traffic flow, such as inner city or
desert areas, early replacement may be required. (For scheduled maintenance information, please refer to the "Owner's Manual Supplement/Scheduled Maintenance".)
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
NOTICE
■ When using the rear air conditioning system
Use of the system with the air filter removed or improperly installed could result in a
malfunction.
Make sure that a filter is always installed.
■ Do not wash or air-blow the filter
Do not wash or air- blow the filter or it may cause the system to malfunction.
Always replace dirty filters.
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Wireless remote control battery
Replace the battery with a new one if it discharges.
■ You will need the following items:
• Small phillips-head screwdriver
• (TYPE A: CR2032, TYPE B: CR1616)
Type A
Remove the cover with the screwdriver while pushing the lock switch.
Remove the module.
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295
Maintenance and care
Remove the battery base out of the
module.
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Insert a new battery with the + terminal facing up.
Cover
Screw
Module
Screw
Battery
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Type B
Remove the screw.
Push the cover in the
direction of the arrow and
remove it.
Remove the module.
Remove the two screws
and the module cover.
Insert a new battery with
the + terminal facing up.
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
■ If the wireless remote control key battery is discharged
The following symptoms may occur.
• The wireless remote control does not function properly.
• The operation distance becomes shorter.
• The brightness of the LED on the remote control decreases or does not light up.
■ Use specified lithium battery
Batteries can be purchased at your Lexus dealer, jeweler, or camera store.
■ Checking remote control operation after replacing the battery
Push any of the buttons on the remote control and check that the LED lights up.
CAUTION
■ Removed battery and other parts
Keep away from children.
These parts are small and if swallowed by a child they can cause choking.
4
■ For normal operation after replacing the battery
Observe the following precautions when replacing the wireless remote control’s
battery.
• Always replace the battery with clean hands. 
Moisture may cause the battery to rust.
• Do not touch or move any other components inside the remote control.
• Do not bend either of the battery terminals.
• Do not let foreign objects, oils, etc. enter the module.
• Do not to lose the screws or O-ring.
• Do not to bend or damage the O-ring when replacing the module cover.
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Maintenance and care
NOTICE
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Blade fuses
If a light does not turn on or if any of the electrical components do not operate,
a fuse may have blown. If this happens check and replace the fuses as necessary. 
If after replacing the fuse the light still does not illuminate, the bulb may need
replacing.
Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
Open the fuse box cover.
Fuse box inside the engine compartment
Push the tabs in and lift the lid off.
Fuse box inside the driver’s side
kick panel
Pull the tab and remove the lid.
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Fuse box inside the passenger’s
side kick panel
Pull the tab and remove the cover.
Fuse box in the trunk
Pull the tab and remove the cover.
4
Remove the fuse with the pull-out tool
and check if it has blown.
1
2
Spare fuses
Pull out tool
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Maintenance and care
Inspect the suspected fuse and refer to “Fuse layout and amperage rating”. (P.300)
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Determining if it fuse has blown.
1
Blown fuse
Replace it with one of an appropriate amperage rating. The amperage rating can be found on the fuse
box lid.
2
Normal fuse
If the lights do not turn on even
after the fuse has been replaced, a
bulb may need replacement.
(P.313)
If the replaced fuse blows again, have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus
dealer.
Fuse layout and amperage rating
■ Engine compartment fuse box (with electronically modulated air
suspension)
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4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Fuse
Ampere
50
5
ABS 2
HEATER
ABS 1
DEFOG
50
50
30
40
6
AIR SUS
40
7
R/B
60
8
FAN
80
9
D-J/B
80
10
ALT
140
11
P-J/B
80
12
BATT
30
13
ST
30
14
D/C CUT
20
15
ALT-S
5
2
3
4
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LUG J/B
1
Circuit
All components in "RR SEAT RH", "RR
SEAT LH", "S/ROOF, "AMP", "RRIG", "RR
ECU-B", "P P/SEAT", "RR S/HTR", "RR S/
SHADE", "RR A/C", "RR ACC", "FUEL
OPN" and "LCE LP", Tail lights and Stop
lights
Vehicle stability control system
Air conditioning system
Vehicle stability control system
Rear window defogger
Electronically modulated air suspension
system
All components in "FR FOG", "TAIL",
"WASHER", "FR IG", "WIP", "H-LP CRN",
and "A/C IG"
Air conditioning system
All components in "TI &TE", "DP/SEAT",
"A/C" "OBD", "STOP", "AM1", "MPX-IG",
"ABS-IG", "GAUGE", "AIRSUS", "D S/
HTR", "SECURITY", "PANEL", "D B/
ANC", "POWER OUTLET", "D-CIG", "D
RR-IG" and "D-ACC"
Charging system
All components in "RR DOOR RH", "RR
DOOR LH", "D DOOR", "H-LP LVL", "P
DOOR", "P S/HTR", "P-IG", "P-ACC", "P
B/ANC", "P-CIG", "TEL" and "P RR-IG"
All components in "RADIO NO.1", "AM2",
"HAZ" and "STR LOCK"
Starting system
All components in "DOME", "MPX-B1",
and "MPS-B3"
Charging system
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
■ Engine compartment fuse box (without electronically modulated air
suspension)
4
Fuse
ABS 2
HEATER
ABS 1
DEFOG
Ampere
50
50
30
40
5
AIR SUS
40
6
FAN
50
7
R/B
60
8
FAN
80
9
D-J/B
80
10
ALT
140
11
P-J/B
80
12
BATT
30
1
2
3
302
Circuit
Vehicle stability control system
Air conditioning system
Vehicle stability control system
Rear window defogger
Electronically modulated air suspension
system
Air conditioning system
All components in "FR FOG", "TAIL",
"WASHER", "FR IG", "WIP", "H-LP CRN",
and "A/C IG"
Air conditioning system
All components in "TI &TE", "DP/SEAT",
"A/C" "OBD", "STOP", "AM1", "MPX-IG",
"ABS-IG", "GAUGE", "AIRSUS", "D S/
HTR", "SECURITY", "PANEL", "D B/
ANC", "POWER OUTLET", "D-CIG", "D
RR-IG" and "D-ACC"
Charging system
All components in "RR DOOR RH", "RR
DOOR LH", "D DOOR", "H-LP LVL", "P
DOOR", "P S/HTR", "P-IG", "P-ACC", "P
B/ANC", "P-CIG", "TEL" and "P RR-IG"
All components in "RADIO NO.1", "AM2",
"HAZ" and "STR LOCK"
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Fuse
13
ST
14
D/C CUT
15
ALT-S
Ampere
Circuit
30
Starting system
All components in "DOME", "MPX-B1",
20
and "MPS-B3"
5
Charging system
■ Engine compartment fuse box
3
EFI NO.2
4
STA
5
INJ
6
IGN
7
FR IG
1
8
9
10
11
A/C IG
WIP
A/C
WASHER
Ampere
Circuit
15
Right-hand headlight (low beam)
15
Left-hand headlight (low beam)
Multiport fuel injection system/sequential
7.5
multiport fuel injection system
Multiport fuel injection system/sequential
7.5
multiport fuel injection system
Multiport fuel injection system/sequential
10
multiport fuel injection system
Multiport fuel injection system/sequential
7.5
multiport fuel injection system
Electric cooling fan, Headlight cleaner,
Charging system, Starting system, Rear
7.5
window defogger
7.5
Air conditioning system
30
Windshield wiper
15
Fog lights
20
Windshield washer
4
Maintenance and care
2
Fuse
H-LP R LWR
H-LP L LWR
303
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Fuse
13
TAIL
H-LP CLN
14
EFI NO.1
15
HORN
16
ETCS
17
H-LP HI
12
Ampere
Circuit
7.5
Tail lights, parking lights, Side marker lights
30
Headlight cleaner
Multiport fuel injection system/sequential
25
multiport fuel injection system
10
Horns
Multiport fuel injection system/sequential
10
multiport fuel injection system
20
Headlights (high beam)
■ Fuse box in the driver’s side kick panel
1
Fuse
TI & TE
2
PANEL
3
D P/SEAT
4
GAUGE
304
Ampere
Circuit
20
Tilt and telescopic steering
Lexus park assist system, Rear seat heater,
Rear climate control seat, Multi-information display, Audio system, Cigarette
lighter, Instrument panel light, Coin box
light, Rear mirror light, Glove box light,
Power rear seat, Electronically modulated
7.5
air suspension system, Turn signal lights,
Clock, Shift lock system, Vehicle stability
control system, Sunshade, Power rear view
mirror control system, Console box light,
Fuel opener system, Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)
30
Power seat system
Gauges and meters, Lexus park assist sys7.5
tem, Shift lock system
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Fuse
Ampere
MPX-IG
7.5
6
D S/HTR
15
7
AIR SUS
20
D-ACC
PWR OUTLET
D-CIG
OBD
AM1
ABS-IG
D B/ANC
SECURITY
A/C
STOP
D RR-IG
7.5
15
15
7.5
7.5
7.5
5
7.5
7.5
5
10
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
4
Maintenance and care
5
Circuit
Tilt and telescopic steering, Power door
lock system, Power seat system, Engine
immobilizer system
Seat heater, Climate control seat system
Electronically modulated air suspension
system
Shift lock system, Theft deterrent system
Power outlet
Rear cigarette lighter
On-board diagnosis system
Starting system
Vehicle stability control system
Seat belts
Theft deterrent system
Air conditioning system
Stop lights
Refreshing seat
■ Fuse box in the front passenger’s side kick panel
305
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Fuse
Ampere
IG2
30
3
HAZ
STR LOCK
15
7.5
4
AM2
7.5
5
MPX-B1
7.5
6
MPX-B3
7.5
7
DOME
10
8
MPX-B2
7.5
9
P RR-IG
10
10
H-LP LVL
7.5
11
P-IG
7.5
12
P S/HTR
15
13
P-ACC
7.5
15
P-CIG
RADIO NO.1
15
7.5
16
RR DOOR LH
20
17
P DOOR
25
TEL
P B/ANC
7.5
5
1
2
14
18
19
306
Circuit
SRS airbag system, Engine immobilizer system, Steering lock system, Starting system
Emergency flashers
Steering lock system
All components in "STA" and "IG2", Starting system
Power door lock system, Engine immobilizer system, Steering lock system, Front
power seat, Rear power seat
Tilt and telescopic steering, Headlight
switch, Windshield wiper and washer
switch, Turn signal switch
Vanity lights, Outer foot lights, lgnition
switch light, Clock, Gauges and meters,
Interior lights, Personal lights
Gauges and meters, Vehicle stability control system, Illuminated entry system, TEL
Refreshing seat
Headlight leveling system, Adaptive Front
Lighting System (AFS)
Rain sensor, Air conditioning system, Moon
roof, Multi-information display, Clock
Seat heater, Climate control seat system
Air conditioning system, Audio system,
Clock, Multi-information display, Illuminated entry system
Front cigarette lighter
Audio system
Power door lock system, Power window,
Door closer system, Door courtesy lights
Power door lock system, Power rear view
mirror control system, Outside rear view
mirror defogger, Door closer system, Door
courtesy lights, Power windows
Audio system, Navigation system
Seat belts, Seat belt buckle illumination
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Fuse
Ampere
20
RR DOOR RH
20
21
D DOOR
25
Circuit
Power door lock system, Power window,
Door closer system, Door courtesy lights
Power door lock system, Door closer system, Power rear view mirror control system,
Outside rear view mirror defogger, Door
courtesy lights, Power windows
■ Fuse box in the trunk
4
Fuse
Ampere
RR IG
7.5
2
RR ACC
7.5
3
RR ECU-B
7.5
RR A/C
RR S/HTR
RR S/SHADE
LCE LP
S/ROOF
FUEL OPN
AMP
P P/SEAT
7.5
30
15
7.5
30
10
30
30
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
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Maintenance and care
1
Circuit
Lexus park assist system, Electronically
modulated air suspension system, Theft
deterrent system, TEL
Audio system, TEL
Rear air conditioning system, Theft deterrent system, Trunk light, Refreshing rear
seat
Rear air conditioning system, Air purifier
Seat heater, Climate control seat system
Sunshade
License plate lights
Moon roof
Fuel opener system, Trunk lid closer system
Audio system
Power seat system
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
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13
Fuse
RR SEAT LH
RR SEAT RH
Ampere
Circuit
30
Power seat system
30
Power seat system
CAUTION
■ When replacing a fuse
Observe the following precautions. 
Failing to do so may cause damage, and possibly a fire or injury.
• Never use a fuse of higher amperage rating, or use any other object in place of
a fuse.
• Always use genuine Lexus fuses, or a fuse of an equal standard of quality.
Do not use copper wire or other objects, even as a temporary measure.
• Do not modify the fuse or the fuse box.
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4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Cartridge fuses
If the headlights or other electrical components do not work and the blade
fuses are O.K., check the cartridge fuses.
■ Fuse location
Engine Compartment
Engine Compartment
■ Checking whether fuses are good or blown
1
2
Good
Blown
■ If there is an overload in the circuits from the battery
The fuses are designed to blow before the wiring harness is damaged.
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Maintenance and care
If replacement is necessary,
replace with a genuine Lexus fuse
or equivalent with the same amperage rating as original.
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
CAUTION
■ When replacing fuses
Always use a genuine Lexus fuse or equivalent. 
Never install an ordinary wire - even as a temporary fix. 
This may cause extensive damage and possibly a fire.
NOTICE
■ Before replacing fuses
Have the cause of electrical overload determined and repaired by your Lexus
dealer.
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4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Headlight aim
Before checking the headlight aim
Make sure the vehicle has a full tank of gas and the body around
the headlight is not deformed.
Park the vehicle on a level spot.
Sit in the driver’s seat.
Bounce the vehicle several times.
Check the headlight aim.
Adjusting the vertical aiming
1
2
Adjusting bolt A
Adjusting bolt B
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Remember the turning direction
and the number of turns in mind.
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Maintenance and care
Turn bolt A in either direction using
a Phillips-head screwdriver.
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Turn bolt B the same number of turns and in the same direction as
step 1 using a Phillips-head screwdriver.
If you cannot properly aim the headlights, take the vehicle to your Lexus dealer
to adjust the headlight aim.
After adjusting the headlight in the vertical direction, check if the light has been
shifted from the adjusted position in the horizontal direction.
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4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Light bulbs
You can replace following bulbs. Contact your Lexus dealer for more information about replacing other light bulbs.
■ Prepare a replacement light bulb.
Check the wattage of the light bulb being replaced. (P.372)
1
2
3
High mounted stop light
Back-up light
Rear turn signal light
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Maintenance and care
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4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
Replacing light bulbs
■ High-mounted stop light
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4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
■ Back-up lights
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Maintenance and care
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4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
■ Rear turn signal lights
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4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
■ Installing light bulbs
Fully install light bulbs and any parts used to secure them. Failing to do so may result
in heat damage or fire, or water entering the headlight unit, and may damage the
headlights or cause condensation to build up on the lens.
■ 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.
• Large drops of water are built up on the inside of the lens.
• Water has built up inside the headlight.
■ LED light bulbs
The tail and stop lights consist of a number of LEDs. if any LED burns out, we recommend you take your vehicle to your Lexus dealer to have the light inspected as
soon as possible.
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■ Discharge headlights
CAUTION
■ Replacing light bulbs
● Turn off the headlight. Do not attempt to replace the bulb immediately after turn-
ing off the headlight. 
The bulb becomes very hot and may cause burns.
● Do not touch the glass portion of the light bulb. Hold the bulb by the plastic or
metal portion. 
If the bulb is scratched or dropped it may blow out or crack.
● Do not attempt to repair or disassemble light bulbs, connectors, electric circuits
or component parts. 
Doing so may result in serious injury due to electric shock.
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The headlights may turn off or may not turn on for a short time. If they turn on after a
short period of time, this does not indicate a malfunction.
4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance
CAUTION
■ Discharge headlights
● Always have your Lexus dealer change the
discharged head lights.
(Including light bulbs.)
● Do not touch the high voltage socket while the headlights are turned on.
The sockets are usually charged with 20,000 volts. Touching the socket may
cause severe injury due to electric shock
NOTICE
■ To prevent damage or fire
● Make sure the bulb is fully seated and locked to prevent damage or fire.
● If your hands touch the glass portion of the bulb, wipe the bulb with alcohol
before use.
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When trouble arises
5-1. Essential information............ 320
If your vehicle needs to be 
towed .......................................... 320
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5-2. Steps to take in an 
emergency ........................... 328
If a warning light turns on... ... 328
If you think something is 
wrong.......................................... 324
If a warning message 
appears...................................... 334
Fuel pump shut off system..... 325
If you have a flat tire .................. 347
Event data recorder................. 326
If the engine will not start....... 353
If the transmission selector 
lever cannot be shifted 
from P......................................... 354
If you lose your keys................. 355
If the vehicle has a 
discharged battery................ 356
If your vehicle overheats........ 359
If the vehicle becomes 
stuck.............................................. 361
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5-1. Essential information
If your vehicle needs to be towed
Never tow your vehicle with a sling
type truck. 
We recommend having your vehicle
towed with a wheel lift type truck or
flat bed truck by your Lexus dealer
or a commercial tow truck service.
Use a safety chain system for all towing, and abide by the state/provincial and
local laws. 
If towing from the rear, the vehicle’s front wheels and axles on the ground
must be in good condition. (P.322)
If they are damaged, use a towing dolly or flat bed truck.
■ Before towing
In the following cases, there may be a problem with your transmission. Contact your Lexus dealer before towing.
• The engine is running, but the vehicle will not move.
• The vehicle makes an abnormal sound.
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5-1. Essential information
Emergency towing
If a tow truck is not available in an emergency, your vehicle may be temporarily towed by a cable or chain secured to the emergency towing eyelet(s). This should only attempted on hard, surfaced roads for short
distance 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.
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Towing eyelet
■ Emergency towing procedures
STEP 1 Release the parking brake.
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STEP 2 Put the transmission in “N”.
CAUTION
■ Caution while towing
● 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 cable or chain.
● If the engine is not running, the power assist for the brakes and steering will not
function, making steering and braking more difficult.
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STEP 3 The ignition switch must be in ACC (engine off) or ON (engine running).
5-1. Essential information
NOTICE
■ To prevent body damage
Do not tow with a sling type truck, either from the front or rear.
Towing with a wheel lift-type truck
FROM FRONT
Use a towing dolly under the rear
wheels.
NOTICE
■ To prevent causing serious damage to the transmission
Never tow this vehicle from the front with the rear wheels on the ground.
FROM REAR
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Place the key in the “ACC” position so that the steering wheel is
unlocked.
5-1. Essential information
NOTICE
■ To prevent damaging the vehicle
● Do not tow with the key removed or in the LOCK position. The steering lock
mechanism is not strong enough to hold the front wheels straight.
● 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.
■ To prevent causing serious damage to the transmission
Never tow a vehicle from the rear with four wheels on the ground. 
This may cause serious damage to the transmission.
Transporting your Lexus on a flat bed truck
If your Lexus is transported by a
flat bed, it should be tied down at
locations A and B as shown.
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Do not use excessive tension on
the tie downs or vehicle damage
may occur.
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If you use chains or cables to tie
down your vehicle, the angles
shaded black must be at 45.
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.
■ Visible symptoms
Look for any of the following symptoms.
• Fluid leaks under the vehicle
Water dripping from the air conditioning after use is normal
• Flat-looking tires or uneven tire wear
• Engine coolant temperature gauge needle continually points higher
than normal
■ Audible symptoms
Listen for any of the following symptoms.
• Change in exhaust sound
• Excessive tire squeal when cornering
• Strange noises related to suspension system
• Pinging or other noises related to engine
■ Problems with operation
Check for any of the following symptoms.
•
•
•
•
•
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Engine missing, stumbling or running rough
Appreciable loss of power
Vehicle pulls to heavily one side when braking
Vehicle pulls to heavily one side when driving on a level road
Loss of brake effectiveness, spongy feeling, pedal almost touches
floor
5-1. Essential information
Fuel pump shut off system
The fuel pump shut off system stops supplying fuel to the engine to minimize
the risk of fuel leakage when the engine stalls or an airbag inflates.
■ To restart the engine after the system activates
STEP 1 Turn the ignition switch to ACC or LOCK once.
STEP 2 Restart it.
NOTICE
■ 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 it is in need of repair. Do not restart the engine.
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5-1. Essential information
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 a system to record
data in a crash or a near car crash event.
In a crash or a near car crash event
This device records some or all of the following information.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Engine speed
Whether the brake pedal was applied or not
Vehicle speed
To what extent the accelerator pedal was depressed
Position of the transmission selector lever
Whether the driver and front passenger wore the seat belts or not
Driver's seat position
SRS airbag deployment data
SRS airbag system diagnostic data
5-1. Essential information
Disclosure of the data
Lexus will not disclose the data recorded in an EDR to a third party
except when:
• An agreement from the vehicle's owner (or the leasing company for a
leased vehicle) is obtained
• Officially requested by the police or other authorities
• Used as a defense for Lexus in a law suit
• Ordered by a court of law
However, if necessary Lexus will:
• Use the data for research on Lexus vehicle safety performance
• Disclose the data to a third party for research purposes without disclosing details of the vehicle owner, and only when it is deemed necessary
• 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...
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.
If the brake system warning light comes on, stop the vehicle immediately.
The following warning indicates a possible problem in the brake system.
Continuing to drive the vehicle may be dangerous.
Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and contact your Lexus
dealer.
Warning lights
(U.S.A)
(Canada)
Warning light/Details
Brake system warning light (Warning buzzer)*
• Low brake fluid
• Malfunction in the brake booster system
This light also comes on when the parking brake
is not released. If the light turns off after the
parking brake is fully released the system is
operating normally.
* Parking brake engaged warning buzzer:
A buzzer will sound if the vehicle is driven at a speed of approximately 3 mph (5
km/h) or more.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If the charging system warning light comes on, 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 lights
Warning light/Details
Discharge warning light
Indicates a malfunction in the vehicle’s charging
system.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If the following warning lights come on, have the vehicle inspected
immediately.
Failing to investigate the cause of the following warnings may lead to a
system operating abnormally and possibly cause an accident. 
Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately.
Warning lights
(U.S.A)
(Canada)
Warning light/Details
Malfunction indicator lamp
Indicates a malfunction in:
• The electronic engine control system;
• 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 pretension system.
Automatic headlight leveling system and adaptive
front lighting system
Indicates a malfunction in:
• The automatic head light leveling system; or
• The adaptive front lighting system, if the light
flashes.
ABS warning light
(U.S.A)
(Canada)
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Indicates a malfunction in:
• The Anti-lock Braking System ABS; or
• The brake assist system.
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If the following warning lights come on, have the malfunction repaired
immediately.
After taking the specified steps to correct the suspected problem, check
that the warning light turns off.
Warning lights
Warning light/Details
Correction
procedures
Open door warning light
(Warning buzzer)*1
Check that all doors
Indicates that a door is not are closed.
fully closed.
Low fuel level warning light
Fuel level 
Refuel the vehicle.
(Less than approximately 3
gal [12L, 2.6 Imp.gal.])
Driver’s seat belt reminder
light
(Warning buzzer)
Wear the seat belt.
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Warns the driver to wear
his/her seat belt.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Front passenger’s seat belt
reminder warning light
Warns the front passenger
to wear their seat belt.
Wear the seat belt.
Master warning light
Indicates a malfunction in See “If a warning mesany system in the vehicle sage appears...”.
A message appears on the (P.334)
multi-information display
*1
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Open door warning buzzer:
(P.328)
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
■ If the electronic engine control system warning light remains on while driving
First check the following:
• Check fuel level, if the fuel tank is empty, refuel immediately.
• Check the fuel tank cap is loose tighten it securely.
The light will go off after driving regularly for some time.
If the light does not go off even after several trips, contact your Lexus dealer as soon
as possible.
■ Front passenger detection sensor and passenger’s seat belt reminder
● If luggage is placed on the front passenger seat, the front passenger detection
sensor may cause the warning light to flash and a chime to sound, even if a passenger is not sitting in the seat.
● If a cushion is placed on the seat, the sensor may not detect a passenger, and the
warning light may not operate properly.
CAUTION
■ If both the ABS and brake system warning lights remain on
Stop your vehicle in a safe place immediately and contact your Lexus dealer. The
vehicle will become extremely unstable during braking, and the ABS system may
fail, which could cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If a warning message appears...
If a warning message appears on the multi-information display, check to see
what the problem is and take appropriate measures referring to the following
table.
1
Master warning light
Comes on or flashes when a warning message appears on the multi
information display. (The warning
light may not come on or flash,
depending on the system. In this
case only the message will be displayed.)
2
Multi information display
Stop the vehicle immediately.
The following warning indicates 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 and light
Details
Engine oil pressure warning
Indicates abnormal oil pressure.
This warning message may appear it the level of
engine oil is low. The message should disappear
after checking the oil and adding oil.
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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 warnings may lead to the
system operating abnormally and possibly cause an accident.
Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately.
Warning message and
light
Details
Brake wear warning
Indicates that your brake pads have worn down
enough to require replacement.
(flashes)
VSC and TRAC warning
and
Indicates a malfunction in the vehicle stability
control system or the traction control system.
These systems do not work while the warning
message is displayed, however, it is no problem
to continue normal driving.
Tire pressure warning system failure warning
Indicates that the interlock cable for the steering lock is faulty.
(flashes)
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Indicates a malfunction in the tire pressure
warning system. The system does not work
while the warning message is displayed, however, it is no problem to continue normal driving.
Steering lock cable failure warning
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Warning message and
light
Details
Electronically modulated air suspension warning
Indicates a malfunction in the electronically
modulated air suspension system. The system
is not functioning while the warning message is
displayed. However, you can continue driving
until you reach a Lexus dealer.
Lexus park assist system warning
A sensor is malfunctioning or a cable is broken.
The system is not functioning while the warning
message is displayed. However, you can continue driving until you reach a Lexus dealer.
• The faulty sonar is indicated on the graphic
information display.
Dynamic radar/ laser cruise control system
warning
and
(flashes)
Indicates a malfunction in the dynamic radar/
laser cruise control system or the cruise control
system. Stop your vehicle in a safe place, turn
the ignition switch off and then on again to reset
the system. If settings cannot be made or the
same warning appears again, the system may
have malfunctioned. You may continue driving,
however contact your Lexus dealer.
Pre-collision safety system warning
Indicates a malfunction in the pre-collision
safety system. The system is not functioning
while the warning message is displayed. However, you can continue driving until you reach a
Lexus dealer.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Have the malfunction repaired immediately.
After taking the specified steps to correct the suspected problem, check
that the warning message disappears.
Warning message and light
(flashes)
Details
Correction procedures
Engine oil level warning
The engine oil level is Check the level of engine
low.
oil and add if necessary.
Open door warning
(Warning buzzer)*1
Indicates that a door
Check that all doors are
is not fully closed.
Graphic information closed.
also appears to let
you know which
door is open.
Open trunk-lid warning
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(Warning buzzer)*1
Indicates that the Check that the trunk-lid
trunk-lid is not fully is closed.
closed.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Warning message and light
(flashes)
Details
Correction procedures
Open moon roof warning
If the driver's door is Close the moon roof
opened with the igni- when you leave your
tion switch turned off
and the moon roof is vehicle.
opened.
Parking brake warning
(Warning buzzer)*1
Indicates that the Release the parking
parking brake is not brake.
released.
Low tire
warning
pressure
Tire inflation pressure Adjust the tire inflation to
is low.
the specified pressure.
Low washer fluid warning
Washer fluid level is Fill the washer fluid tank.
low.
Air conditioning filter
warning
Indicates that the air Change the air condiconditioning filter is
tioning filter.
clogged enough to
require replacement.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Warning message and light
Details
Steering lock warning
Correction procedures
This message comes
on when you push
the ignition switch or
insert the smart key,
and hold the switch
or key in the "LOCK"
position for more
than 3 seconds.
Lexus park assist system warning
Turn the ignition switch
from "LOCK" to "ACC"
while moving the steering wheel slightly left to
right. (P.94)
Foreign matter (ice, Remove the foreign matsnow, mud, etc.,) has ter or deice the sonar.
adhered to the sonar. (The faulty sonar is indicated on the graphic
information display.)
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Warning message and light
and
Details
Correction procedures
Dynamic radar/ laser
cruise control system
warning
Foreign matter has Clean the sensor and try
adhered to the sen- setting again.
sor.
• Measurement
is
difficult in adverse
weather conditions.
• Driving
pattern Change the driving patselector
is
in tern selector to Normal
or Power mode
SNOW mode
Dynamic
radar
cruise control -
and
(flashes)
• The wipers are Stop or switch wipers to
at HI speed Low or Intermittent posiwith the AUTO tion.
position
selected.
Dynamic laser cruise
control -
• Wipers are at Stop or switch wipers to
HI or LOW Intermittent position.
speed with the
AUTO position selected.
• Direct sunlight
from the front.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Warning message and light
Details
Correction procedures
Pre-collision system
warning
• The
millimeter
radar sensor or the
grill cover is dirty.
• System turned off
for overheat protection because
pre-collision seat
belts have activated repeatedly
within a short time.
Clean the sensor cover
with a soft cloth.
Wait for a while for the
system to reactivate.
Engine oil maintenance
information
(U.S.A. only)
The engine oil should
be replaced soon.
*1:Warning buzzer
A buzzer will sound and the master warning light flashes if the vehicle is driven
at a speed of approximately 3 mph (5 km/h).
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When trouble arises
The engine oil needs Replace the engine oil as
to be replaced.
soon as possible.
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
■ Resetting the tire pressure warning data
After adjusting the tire inflation pressure, be sure to initialize the data. (P.279)
If the message remains on, the system may have malfunctioned. Have the vehicle
inspected by your Lexus dealer as soon as possible
■ The tire pressure warning system may not function properly in the following con-
ditions
● Tires other than the specified sizes are used, or if tires of different sizes or tread
pattern are mixed, or the degree of tread wear is very different among the
installed tires.
● A compact spare tire, snow tires, or tire chains are used.
● The tire inflation pressure is excessively higher than specified, or tire inflation
pressure suddenly drops due to buresting or other causes.
● Driving on slippery road surfaces such as rough or frozen roads.
● Driving under 19 mph (30 km/h) or above 62 mph (100 km/h), or less than 5
minutes drive.
● Initialization was not performed correctly after replacing or rotating tires or
wheels.
● The outside temperature is below 32 °F (0 °C) or above 104 °F(40 °C).
CAUTION
■ When the low tire pressure warning message appears
Avoid abrupt maneuvering and braking. If the vehicle’s tires have deteriorated, you
could lose control of the vehicle, resulting in death or serious injury.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
NOTICE
■ While the engine oil level warning is displayed
Continued engine operation with low engine oil will damage the engine.
■ Engine oil maintenance massage
The two warning messages are based on the projected driving range after engine
oil maintenance massage is reset.
The system does not monitor the purity of the engine oil.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Smart access system failure warnings
To prevent incorrect operation, your Lexus is equipped with alarms inside
and outside, as well as warning messages in the multi-information display,
to alert you to problems involving the smart access system.
Inside
alarm
Outside
Multi-information display
alarm
Buzzer
None
None
Beep
(two sec- None
onds)
None
Beep
(ten sec- None
onds)
Beep
None
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None
Causes
Correction
procedures
A door is
opened with- Close the door
out turning OFF or turn off the
the ignition
ignition switch
switch.
An attempt is
made to lock
the door(s)
while the masShift to P range.
ter key is still in
the vehicle or
the ignition
switch is ON.
An attempt is
made to lock a
Bring the masdoor that is ajar,
ter key to the
or lock the masvehicle.
ter key in the
trunk.
A door is
opened withTurn the igniout turning off
tion switch to
the ignition
"LOCK" posiswitch and with
tion or bring the
the transmission
master key to
selector lever in
the vehicle.
a position other
than P.
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Inside
alarm
Outside
Multi-information display
alarm
One
buzzer
None
One
buzzer
3 beeps
Beep
Beep
(shown for about 5 seconds)
&
Correction
procedures
The master key
is not in the
vehicle when
Bring the masthe ignition
ter key to the
switch is
vehicle.
pushed while in
the LOCK position.
A door is
opened and
closed while the
master key is Bring the masnot in the vehi- ter key to the
cle with the
vehicle.
ignition switch
in the ACC or
ON position.
The driver has
exited the vehicle and closed
the door with- Shift to P range
out turning off or bring the
the ignition
master key to
switch when the the vehicle.
selector lever is
in a position
other than P.
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appear alternately
Causes
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Inside
alarm
One
buzzer
One
buzzer
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Outside
Multi-information display
alarm
None
None
(shown for about 5 seconds)
(shown for about 5 seconds)
Causes
Correction
procedures
Key battery
Replace key
charge is insuf- battery
ficient.
(P.295).
An attempt is
made to use a
key that does
not match the
vehicle.
Use a key that
matches the
vehicle.
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.
■ Before jacking the vehicle
● Stop the vehicle on a hard, flat surface.
●
Set the parking brake.
●
Set the transmission selector lever in P.
●
Stop the engine.
●
Turn on the emergency flashers.
■ Location of spare tire jack and jacking position
Tool box
Tire jack position
Spare tire
Jack handle
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Tire jack
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Replacing a flat tire
Chock the tires.
Flat tire
Wheel
chocks
Lefthand
side
Front tire
Righthand
side
Lefthand
side
Rear tire
Righthand
side
Wheel chock
positions
Behind the rear
right-hand side
tire
Behind the rear
left-hand side tire
In front of the
front right-hand
side tire
In front of the
front left-hand
side tire
Slightly loosen the wheel nuts (one
turn).
Wheel nut
wrench
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Turn the tire jack joint “A” by hand
until the jack is in contact with the
jack point.
Jack point
A
Tire Jack
position Tire Jack
Raise the vehicle until the tire is
slightly raised off the ground.
Tire Jack
handle
Remove all the wheel nuts and the
tire.
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When resting the tire on the
ground, place the tire so that the
wheel design faces up to avoid
scratching the wheel surface.
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Installing spare tire
Remove any dirt or foreign matter
from the wheel contact surface.
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.
Install the spare tire and loosely tighten each wheel nut by hand to
approximately the same amount.
Washer
Turn the lug nuts until the washers
come into contact with the wheel.
Wheel nut
Disc wheel
Lower the vehicle.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Firmly tighten each nut two or
three times in the order shown in
the illustration.
Tightening torque:
76 ft•lbf (105 N•m, 10.5 kgf•m)
Place the center ornament from the removed tire on the tire
installed on the vehicle.
Center ornaments cannot be installed on the spare tire.
Stow the flat tire, tire jack and all
tools.
Check the following when stowing
the tire jack and tire.
• The tire jack should be firmly
secured in the carrier.
• The tire should be secured with
the bolt.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
CAUTION
■ 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. 
Observe the following precautions to prevent accidents.
• Do not use the tire jack for any purpose other than replacing tires or installing
and removing tire chains.
• Only use the tire jack that comes with this vehicle for replacing a flat tire.
Do not use this tire jack on other vehicles, and do not use other tire jacks for
replacing tires on this vehicle.
• Always check that the tire jack is securely set to the jack point.
• Do not raise the vehicle while someone is in it.
• When raising the vehicle, do not put an object on or under the jack.
• Do not raise the vehicle to a height greater than that required to replace the tire.
• Do not put any part of your body under the vehicle supported by a jack.
• Do not start or run the engine while your vehicle is supported by the jack.
• 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.
■ Replacing a flat tire
Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of death or serious injury.
• 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.
• Have the wheel nuts tightened with a torque wrench to 76 ft•lbf (105 N•m, 10.5
kgf•m) as soon as possible after changing wheels. 
Failure to follow these pre-cautions could cause, the wheel nuts to loosen and the
wheels may fall off, which could lead to an accident causing death or serious injury.
NOTICE
■ Do not drive the vehicle with a flat tire.
Do not continue driving with a flat tire. 
Driving even a short distance can damage a tire and wheel beyond repair.
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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.94), consider each of the following points. 
Contact your Lexus dealer if the problem cannot be repaired, or if repair procedures are unknown.
■ The engine will not start even when the starter motor operates normally
One of the following may be the cause of the problem.
• There may not be sufficient fuel in the vehicle’s tank. 
Add fuel to the vehicle.
• The engine may be flooded. 
Try to restart the engine once more following correct starting
procedures (P.94). Hold the ignition switch in the START position for a slightly longer period (up to a maximum of 15 seconds).
■ 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.
One of the following may be the cause of the problem.
• One or both of the battery terminals may be disconnected.
• The battery may be discharged.
(P.356)
• There may be a malfunction in the engine immobilizer system. 
(P.54)
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• The battery may be discharged.
(P.356)
• The battery terminal connections may be loose or corroded.
■ The starter motor does not turn over, the interior lights and headlights do not turn on, or the horn does not sound.
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If the transmission selector lever cannot be shifted from P
If the transmission selector 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 selector lever). Have the vehicle inspected by
your Lexus dealer immediately.
The following steps may be used as an emergency measure to ensure the
selector lever can be shifted.
Set the parking brake.
Turn the ignition switch to ACC.
Depress the brake pedal.
Pry the cover up with a flat head
screwdriver or equivalent.
Insert your finger, the screwdriver
or equivalent into the hole to push
down the shift lock override button. You can shift the selector lever
while pushing the button.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If you lose your keys
New keys can be ordered from your Lexus dealer
If all the master keys are lost, the onboard computer must also be replaced.
■ If a key with a built-in remote control is lost
The vehicle settings can be changed so that the wireless remote control function
does not operate. 
Contact your Lexus dealer for more information.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If the vehicle has a discharged battery
The following procedures may be used to start the engine in the event the
vehicle if 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.
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.)
2 Positive (+) battery terminal on
your vehicle.
3 Positive (+) battery terminal on
the second vehicle.
4 Negative (-) battery terminal on
the second vehicle.
5 Connect the jumper cable to
ground on your vehicle as
shown in the illustration.
Start the engine of the second vehicle.
Increase the engine speed slightly and maintain at that level for
approximately five minutes.
Maintain the engine speed on the second vehicle and start the
vehicle’s engine.
Once the vehicle’s engine has started, remove the exact reverse
jumper cables in the exact reverse order in which they were connected.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Once the engine starts, have the vehicle checked at your Lexus dealer as
soon as possible.
■ Avoiding a discharged battery
● Turn off the headlights and the audio system while the engine is turned off.
● Turn off any unnecessary electrical components when the vehicle runs at a low
speed for an extended period, such as in heavy traffic, etc.
CAUTION
■ Avoiding battery fires or explosions
Observe the following precautions to prevent accidentally igniting the flammable
gas that may be emitted from the battery.
• 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.
• Do not allow the booster cables to come into contact with the + and - terminals.
• Do not generate a flame near the battery by using a match, cigarette lighter, or
smoking.
■ Battery precautions
• Do not lean over the battery
• 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.
• In the event that battery fluid comes into contact with the skin or eyes, immediately 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.
• Always wash your hands after handling battery-related parts.
• Do not allow children near the battery.
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The battery contains poisonous and corrosive electrolyte, while related parts contain lead and lead compounds. 
Observe the following precautions when handling the battery.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
NOTICE
■ 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.
■ 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
Stop the vehicle in a safe place and turn off the automatic climate
control.
Check to see if steam is coming out from under the hood.
If you see steam:
Stop the engine.
If you do not see steam:
Leave the engine running and carefully lift the hood.
Check to see if the cooling fan is operating.
If the fan is operating: 
Wait until the temperature of the engine (shown in the instrument cluster) begins to fall and then stop the engine.
If the fan is not operating: 
Stop the engine and call your local Lexus dealer.
After the engine has cooled down
sufficiently, check the level of
engine coolant and inspect the
radiator core (radiator) for any
leaks.
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Add engine coolant if required.
Water can be used as an emergency measure if engine coolant is
unavailable.(P.367)
■ Overheating
If you observe the following, your vehicle may be overheating.
• The engine coolant temperature gauge enters the red zone or a loss of power is
experienced.
• Steam is coming out from under the hood.
CAUTION
■ To prevent an accident or injury when inspecting under the hood of your vehicle
● Keep hands and clothing away from the fan and other belts while the engine is
running.
● Do not loosen the radiator cap while the engine and radiator are hot. 
Serious injury could result from scalding hot fluid and steam blown out under
pressure.
NOTICE
■ 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 to the extent that it cannot move.
• Stop the engine. Set the parking brake and put the transmission
selector lever in “P”.
• Remove the mud, snow, or sand from around the stuck tire.
• Place wood, stones or some other material to help provide traction
under the tires.
• Restart the engine.
• Turn off the traction control system. (P.141)
• Carefully apply the accelerator to free the vehicle.
CAUTION
■ When removing the 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.
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■ To avoid damaging the transmission and other components
● Do not operate the selector lever while depressing the accelerator pedal.
● Avoid spinning the wheels and do not rev the engine.
● If the vehicle remains stuck after trying these procedures the vehicle may require
towing to be freed.
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NOTICE
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
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Vehicle specification
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6-1. Specifications.......................... 364
Maintenance data .................... 364
Fuel information ......................... 373
Tire information .......................... 376
6-2. Owner’s customize .............. 384
Customizable features........... 384
Initializing your Lexus .............. 387
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6-1. Specifications
Maintenance data
Dimensions and weight
Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
- with electronically modulated air
suspension
- without electronically modulated
air suspension
Wheelbase
Tread
- Front 
with electronically modulated air
suspension
without electronically modulated
air suspension
- Rear
with electronically modulated air
suspension
without electronically modulated
air suspension
Vehicle capacity weight (occupants + luggage)
Towing capacity (trailer weight +
cargo weight)
*Unladen vehicle
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197.4 in. (5015 mm)
72.0 in. (1830 mm)
57.9 in. (1470 mm)*
58.7 in. (1490 mm)*
115.2 in. (2925 mm)
62.0 in. (1575 mm)
61.8 in. (1570 mm)
62.0 in. (1575 mm)
61.8 in. (1570 mm)
900 lb. (410 kg)
2000 lb. (907 kg)
6-1. Specifications
Vehicle identification
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.
This number is also on the Certification Label.
Engine
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3UZ-FE
8 cylinder V type, 4 cycle, gasoline
3.58 3.25 in. (91.0  82.5 mm)
Displacement
Valve clearance 
(engine cold) 
Intake exhaust
Drive belt tension
261.9 cu.in. (4293 cm3)
Vehicle specifications
Model
Type
Bore and stroke
0.006 - 0.010 in. (0.15 - 0.25 mm)
0.010 - 0.014 in. (0.25 - 0.35 mm)
Automatic adjustment
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6-1. Specifications
Fuel
Fuel type
Octane rating
Fuel tank capacity
Unleaded gasoline only
91 (Research octane number 96) or higher
22.2 gal. (84 L, 18.5 lmp.gal)
Lubrication system
Oil capacity
(drain and refill)
with filter
without filter
Oil grade
5.4 qt. (5.1 L, 4.5 lmp.qt.)
4.8 qt. (4.5 L, 4.0 lmp.qt.)
ILSAC multigrade engine oil
Use Lexus approved “Toyota Genuine
Motor Oil” or equivalent to satisfy the
above grade and viscosity.
Recommended oil 
viscosity
5W-30*
Temperature range anticipated before
next oil change
*5W-30 is an oil that provides optimal levels of fuel efficiency
Oil viscosity
• “5W” oils are for use in areas where the ambient temperature is -13F (25C) or above. “10W” oils are for areas where the ambient temperature is -4F (-20C) or above. Oils with smaller figures are better for
engine starting in cold weather and fuel efficiency.
• “XX-30” indicates oil viscosity. Oils with larger figures have better thermostability and are good for high-speed driving.
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6-1. Specifications
Cooling system
Capacity
10.0 qt. (9.5 L, 8.4 lmp.qt.)
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.
Coolant type
Ignition system
Spark plug
-Make
DENSO
NGK
- Gap
SK20R11
IFR6A11
0.043 in. (1.1 mm)
NOTICE
■ 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
- Open voltage at 
68F (20C):
- Charging rates
12.7 V Fully charged
12.3 V Half charged
11.9 V Discharged
[Voltage checked 20 minutes after the key is
removed with all the lights turned off]
5 A max.
Differential
Oil capacity
Oil type and 
viscosity
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Vehicles without synthetic oil information
label
Vehicles with 
synthetic oil 
information label*
1.42 qt. (1.35 L, 1.19 lmp.qt.)
Hypoid gear oil API GL-5
Above 0F(-18C): SAE 90
Below 0F(-18C): SAE 80W or 
SAE 80W-90
Toyota Genuine Differential 
Synthetic gear oil
API GL-5 SAE 75W-90 
or its equivalent
6-1. Specifications
Automatic Transmission
Fluid capacity 
Drain and refill
1.8 qt. (1.7 L, 1.5 lmp.qt.)
Fluid type
Toyota Genuine ATF WS 
(ATF JWS3324 or NWS9638)
Brakes
Pedal clearance *
Pedal free play
Brake pad wear limit
Parking brake lining wear limit
Parking brake adjustment **
Fluid type
2.8 in. (70 mm) Min.
0.04 - 0.24 in. (1 - 6 mm)
0.04 in. (1.0 mm)
0.04 in. (1.0 mm)
5 - 7 clicks
SAE J1703 or FMVSS No. 116 DOT 3
* Minimum pedal clearance when depressed with the force of 44 lbf. (196 N, 20
kgf ) with the engine running
** Parking brake adjustment when depressed with the force of 66.1 lbf. (294 N, 30
kgf )
Steering
Less than 1.2 in. (30 mm)
Power steering fluid
Automatic transmission fluid DEXRONII or
III
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Free play
6-1. Specifications
Tires and wheels (Type A)
Tire size
Tire inflation pressure
(Recommended cold 
tire inflation pressure)
Wheel size
Wheel nut torque
P225/55R17 95H
Driving in normal conditions
32 psi (220 kPa, 2.2 kgf/cm2 or bar)
Driving in high speeds above 100 mph (160
km/h) 
(in countries where such speeds are permitted
by law)
Add 3 psi (20 kPa, 0.2 kgf/cm2 or bar) to
the front tires and rear tires. Never exceed
the maximum cold tire inflation pressure
molded on the tire sidewall.
17  7 1/2 JJ
76 ft•lbf. (103 N•m, 10.5 kgf•m)
Tires and wheels (Type B)
Tire size
Tire inflation pressure
(Recommended cold 
tire inflation pressure)
Wheel size
Wheel nut torque
370
245/45R18 96W
Driving in normal conditions
33 psi (230 kPa, 2.3 kgf/cm2 or bar)
Driving in high speeds above 100 mph (160
km/h) 
(in countries where such speeds are permitted
by law)
Add 6 psi (40 kPa, 0.4 kgf/cm2 or bar) to
the front tires and rear tires. Never exceed
the maximum cold tire inflation pressure
molded on the tire sidewall.
18  7 1/2 JJ
76 ft•lbf. (103 N•m, 10.5 kgf•m)
6-1. Specifications
Tires and wheels (Type C)
Tire size
Tire inflation pressure
(Recommended cold 
tire inflation pressure)
Wheel size
Wheel nut torque
P245/45R18 96V
Driving in normal conditions
33 psi (230 kPa, 2.3 kgf/cm2 or bar)
Driving in high speeds above 100 mph (160
km/h) 
(in countries where such speeds are permitted
by law)
Add 6 psi (40 kPa, 0.4 kgf/cm2 or bar) to
the front tires and rear tires. Never exceed
the maximum cold tire inflation pressure
molded on the tire sidewall.
18  7 1/2 JJ
76 ft•lbf. (103 N•m, 10.5 kgf•m)
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6-1. Specifications
Light bulbs
Light Bulbs
Headlight (Low beam)
Front turn signal light
Headlight (High beam)
Parking light
Fog lights
Exterior Front side marker light
Trunk light
High mounted stoplight
Rear turn signal light
Back-up light
License plate light
Front personal lights
Front vanity lights
Rear vanity lights
Interior
Interior lights
Rear personal lights
Door courtesy lights
A: HB3 halogen bulbs
B: D2S discharge bulbs
C: HB4 halogen bulbs
D: Wedge base bulbs
E: Double end bulbs
F: Single end bulbs
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Bulb No.


9005

9006

194


921






194
W
35
21
60
5
51
5
3.8
21
21
16
5
8
3
3
8
8
3.8
Type
B
D
A
D
C
D
D
D
D
D
D
F
E
E
E
F
D
6-1. Specifications
Fuel information
Your vehicle must use only unleaded gasoline. 
Select premium unleaded gasoline with an Octane Rating of 91 (Research
Octane Number 96) or higher for optimum engine performance.
At minimum, the gasoline you use should meet the specifications of
ASTM D4814 in the USA and CGSB 3.5-M93 in Canada.
■ Fuel tank opening for unleaded gasoline
● To help prevent incorrect fueling, your Lexus has a fuel tank opening that will
only accept the special nozzle on unleaded fuel pumps.
● If premium fuel is not available, you may temporarily use unleaded gasoline with
an Octane Rating as low as 87 (Research Octane Number 91).
■ If your engine knocks ...
● Consult your Lexus dealer.
● You may occasionally notice light knocking for a short time while accelerating
or driving up hills. This is normal and there is no need for concern.
■ 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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■ Gasoline quality standards
● Automotive manufacturers in the US, Europe and Japan have developed a
● The WWFC consists of four categories that are based on required emission
levels. In the US, category 3 has been adopted.
● The WWFC improves air quality by lowering emissions in vehicle fleets, and
customer satisfaction through better vehicle performance.
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Vehicle specifications
specification for fuel quality called World-Wide Fuel Charter (WWFC) that is
expected to be applied worldwide.
6-1. Specifications
■ Lexus recommends the use of gasoline containing detergent additives
● Lexus recommends the use of gasoline that contains detergent additives to
avoid build-up of engine deposits.
● All gasoline sold in the US contains detergent additives to clean and/or keep
clean intake systems.
■ 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.
■ Lexus does not recommend blended gasoline
● Lexus allows the use of oxygenate blended gasoline where the oxygenate con-
tent is up to 10% ethanol or 15% MTBE.
● If you use gasohol in your Lexus, be sure that it has an octane rating no lower
than 87.
● Lexus DOES NOT recommend the use of gasoline containing methanol.
■ Lexus does not recommend gasoline containing MMT
Some gasolines contain an octane enhancing additive called MMT (Methylcyclopentadienyl 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
■ Notice of gasoline quality
● 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.
● Do not use gasohol other than stated above. 
It will cause fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems.
● Use of unleaded fuel with an octane number or rating lower than stated above
will cause persistent heavy knocking. 
If severe, this will lead to engine damage.
■ 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.
■ When refueling with gasohol
Take care not to spill gasohol: 
It may cause paint damage.
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6-1. Specifications
Tire information
Typical tire symbols
1
2
3
4
Tire size
DOT and Tire Identification Number (TIN)
Location of tread wear indicators
Tire ply composition and materials
(P.377)
(P.377)
(P.278)
Plies are layers of rubber-coated parallel cords. Cords are the strands
which form the plies in a tire.
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Radial tires or bias-ply tires
A radial tire has “RADIAL” on the sidewall. A tire not marked “RADIAL” is a
bias-ply tire.
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“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.
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Load limit at maximum cold tire inflation pressure
(P.283)
6-1. Specifications
8
Maximum cold tire inflation pressure
(P.364)
This means the pressure to which a tire may be inflated.
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Uniform tire quality grading
For details, see “Uniform tire quality grading” that follows.
10
Summer tire or all season tire
(P.379)
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)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
“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
■ Typical tire size information
The illustration indicates typical
tire size.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Tire use 
(P = Passenger car, T = Temporary use)
Section width (in millimeters)
Aspect ratio 
(tire height to section width)
Tire construction code
R = Radial, D = Diagonal
Wheel diameter (in inches)
Load index 
(2 digits or 3 digits)
Speed symbol 
(alphabet with one letter)
■ Tire measurements
1
2
3
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Section width
Tire height
Wheel diameter
6-1. Specifications
Tire section names
Bead
2 Sidewall
3 Shoulder
4 Tread
5 Belt
6 Inner liner
7 Reinforcing rubber
8 Carcass
9 Rim lines
10 Bead wires
11 Chafer
1
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.
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: Tread wear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
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Vehicle specifications
■ 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.
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6-1. Specifications
■ Tread wear
The tread wear 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.
■ 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.
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■ 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.
Warning: The temperature grades for this tire are established for a tire that
is properly inflated and not overloaded. 
Excessive speed, under inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or
in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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6-1. Specifications
Glossary of tire terminology
Tire related term
Accessory weight
Cold tire inflation 
pressure
Curb weight
Maximum inflation
pressure
Maximum loaded 
vehicle weight
Normal occupant weight
Production options weight
Vehicle capacity weight
(Total load capacity)
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Definition
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)
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
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
The maximum cold inflated pressure to which a tire may
be inflated, shown on the sidewall of the tire
The sum of:
(a) Curb weight
(b) Accessory weight
(c) Vehicle capacity weight
(d) Production options weight
150 lb. (68 kg) times the number of occupants specified
in the second column of Table 1 that follows
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
The rated cargo and luggage load plus 150 lb. (68 kg)
times the vehicle’s designated seating capacity
6-1. Specifications
Tire related term
Intended outboard 
sidewall
Occupant distribution
Recommended
inflation pressure
Rim
Rim diameter 
(Wheel diameter)
Rim size designation
Definition
(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
Distribution of occupants in a vehicle as specified in the
third column of Table 1* below
Cold tire inflation pressure recommended by a manufacturer.
A metal support for a tire or a tire and tube assembly
upon which the tire beads are seated
Nominal diameter of the bead seat
*: Table 1  Occupant loading and distribution for vehicle normal load for various
designated seating capacities
Designated seating capac- Vehicle normal load, Num- Occupant distribution in a
ity, Number of occupants
ber of occupants
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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Rim diameter and width
The industry manufacturer’s designation for a rim by style
Rim type designation
or code
Rim width
Nominal distance between rim flanges
The load on an individual tire that is determined by disVehicle maximum load on
tributing to each axle its share of the maximum loaded
the tire
vehicle weight, and dividing by two
The load on an individual tire that is determined by disVehicle normal load on the tributing to each axle its share of curb weight, accessory
tire
weight, and normal occupant weight (distributed in
accordance with Table 1* below), and dividing it by two
The surface area of the rim not covered by the inflated
Weather side
tire
6-2. Owner’s customize
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.
Item
Function
Door unlock function
Default
After
setting
customization
One push
unlocks
driver’s door; Ask your Lexus
dealer
second push
unlocks all
doors
Wireless remote 
Open door warning function
control
ON
OFF
(when locking the vehicle)
(P.12)
Automatic door locking function (if
30 seconds
60 seconds
a door is not opened after being
unlocked)
Operation indicator light
ON
OFF
Trunk unlock function
Ask your Lexus dealer
One push
unlocks
driver’s door; Ask your Lexus
Unlock function
dealer
second push
unlocks all
doors
Speed detectDoor lock
ing automatic
(P.15)
door lock funcShift position
tion
detecting
Shift
position
Automatic door locking function
automatic
and
brake
door lock
pedal detectfunction
ing automatic
door lock function
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6-2. Owner’s customize
Default
After
setting
customization
Ambient light sensor sensitivity
Can be set to desired level
Automatic light Time period before lights turn off (if
OFF
control system a door is opened and closed, and
60 seconds
30 seconds
(P.110)
ignition switch is in ACC or
90 seconds
LOCK)
Item
Power 
windows
(P.45)
Moon roof
(P.48)
Illumination
(P.198)
Function
Integrated door lock operation
Integrated wireless remote control operation
Integrated door lock operation
Integrated open/close operation
with door key
Integrated wireless remote control operation
Integrated open/close operation
with wireless remote control
Operation when the doors are
unlocked
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
Time period before lights turn off
15 seconds
7.5 seconds
30 seconds
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
Steering column
Automatic tilt-away function
(P.40)
Operation indicator light (turn signal light)
Alarm
(P.55)
Wireless remote control theft
deterrent buzzer
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ON
OFF
Vehicle specifications
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6-2. Owner’s customize
Item
Function
Automatic shift from LO speed to
intermittent when the vehicle is
stopped
Automatic wipe during mist operation
Beep when an obstacle is detected
Lexus park assist approximately 3 ft. (1 m) from the
system
vehicle
(P.118)
Volume of beep
Windshield
wiper
(P.114)
386
Default
setting
After
customization
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
Various levels
6-2. Owner’s customize
Initializing your Lexus
The following features must be initialized after certain maintenance is performed to ensure the system operates correctly.
Item
Maintenance performed
Reconnected, replaced or
Power window
recharged battery.
Reconnected, replaced or
Moon roof
recharged battery.
Adjusted tire inflation
Tire pressure warning syspressure, replaced tires or
tem
wheels.
Engine oil maintenance
Changed engine oil.
data
Air conditioning filter clog- Replaced air conditioning
ging data
filters.
Reference
P.45
P.48
P.279
P.265
P.293
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6-2. Owner’s customize
388
For US owners
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Reporting safety defects for 
US owners................................ 390
389
Reporting safety defects for US owners
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or
could cause death or injury, 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. (Toll-free: 1-800-25LEXUS).
■ 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 the Lexus Division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
■ To contact NHTSA
You may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-4249393 (or 366-0123 in Washington, D.C. area) or write to: NHTSA,
U.S. Department of Transportation, the Washington, D.C. 20590.
You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the
Hotline.
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Index
Alphabetical index ................ 392
What to do if............................ 400
391
Alphabetical index
Alphabetical index
A A/C ............................................................. 162
ABS
ABS ........................................................... 140
Warning light.......................................330
Adaptive front lighting system
Adaptive front lighting system ........112
Warning light.......................................330
Air conditioning system
Automatic air conditioning 
system....................................................162
Air conditioning filters .....................289
Rear air conditioning ......................... 172
Airbags
Airbag operating conditions........... 62
Airbag precautions 
for your child ....................................... 66
Airbag warning light ........................330
Curtain shield air bag operating 
conditions.............................................. 62
Curtain shield airbag 
precautions .......................................... 66
General airbag precautions ...........66
Locations of airbags..............................61
Modification and disposal 
of airbags................................................72
Side airbag 
operating conditions ....................... 62
Side airbag precautions .................... 69
Alarm ............................................................55
AM/FM radio...........................................176
Anti-lock brake system
Anti-lock brake system.................... 140
Warning light.......................................330
Ashtrays.......................................................211
Audio system
Antenna....................................................176
392
Cassette player ....................................182
CD changer...........................................185
Optimal use .............................................191
Radio ......................................................... 176
Rear controller......................................193
Steering switch .....................................195
Auto anti-glare mirror........................... 42
Automatic air conditioning 
system ......................................................162
Automatic headlight leveling 
system
Automatic headlight leveling 
system...................................................... 112
Warning light.......................................330
Automatic light control 
system .........................................................111
Automatic transmission
Automatic transmission .................... 98
Auxiliary boxes......................................205
B Back-up lights
Replacing light bulbs......................... 314
Wattage ..................................................372
Battery
Checking................................................273
If the battery is discharged ........... 356
Preparing and checking 
before winter...................................... 149
Brake
Brake assist system ............................140
Fluid...........................................................270
Parking brake........................................102
Warning light/buzzer..................... 328
Brake lights
Wattage ..................................................372
Alphabetical index
C Card holder.............................................207
Care
Exterior ....................................................244
Interior......................................................247
Cargo capacity .......................................145
Cargo net hooks ...................................227
Casette player.........................................182
CD changer .............................................185
Chains.........................................................150
Charging system warning light ...... 329
Child restraint system
Booster seats, definition.....................73
Booster seats, installation.................80
Convertible seats, definition ............73
Convertible seats, installation .........79
Infant seats, definition ..........................73
Infant seats, installation........................77
Installing CRS with 
lower anchorages ............................ 83
Installing CRS with seat belts ..........77
Installing CRS with top straps........ 82
Child safety
Airbag precautions ............................. 66
Child restraint system .........................73
How your child should 
wear the seat belt...............................37
Installing child restraints.....................76
Power window lock switch ............. 45
Power window precautions.............47
Removed Wireless remote control
battery precautions...................... 295
Seat belt comfort guide..................... 35
Seat belt extender precautions ..... 38
Seat belt precautions.......................... 38
Seat heater precautions...................218
Trunk............................................................. 19
Child-protectors........................................16
Cigarette lighter..................................... 213
Cleaning
Exterior....................................................244
Interior ..................................................... 247
Climate control
seat switches........................................220
Clock .......................................................... 210
Coat hooks..............................................223
Coin box...................................................203
Compass ..................................................238
Condenser ..............................................269
Console box ...........................................202
Cool box...................................................229
Cruise control ......................................... 126
Cruise information ................................ 107
Cup holder ..............................................204
Curtain shield airbags............................60
Customizable features .......................384
D Daytime running light system .............. 111
Defogger
Rear window defogger.................... 170
Dimensions..............................................364
Discharge warning light.....................329
Do-it-yourself maintenance .............256
Door closer ..................................................17
Door courtesy lights
Wattage.................................................. 372
Doors
Door lock....................................................15
Side mirrors .............................................43
Driver's seat belt reminder light ...... 331
Driving
Correct position................................... 58
Procedures ..............................................86
393
Alphabetical index
Driving position memory......................25
Dynamic radar/laser 
cruise control ....................................... 129
E ECT
Pattern select switch ......................... 99
Electronically modulated 
air suspension ......................................138
Engine
Compartment ..................................... 262
Hood........................................................260
How to start the engine..................... 94
If your vehicle will not start............353
Ignition switch......................................... 94
Malfunction indicator lamp...........330
Engine coolant
Capacity................................................. 367
Checking ...............................................268
Preparing and checking 
before winter......................................149
Engine coolant temperature 
gauge.......................................................103
Engine immobilizer system..................54
Engine oil
Capacity.................................................366
Checking ...............................................263
Preparing and checking 
before winter......................................149
Event data recorder ............................326
F
394
First-aid kit net........................................ 227
Fog lights
Switch ..........................................................113
Wattage.................................................. 372
Floor lights ................................................198
Floor mats................................................ 224
Fluid
Brake ........................................................270
Power steering ....................................272
Washer.................................................... 277
Front passenger's seat belt 
reminder light ..................................... 332
Front seats
Adjustment ............................................... 22
Fuel
Capacity ................................................ 366
Fuel gauge..............................................103
Information ............................................373
Low fuel level warning light ........... 331
Refueling..................................................... 51
Fuel filler door.............................................51
Fuel pump shut off system.................325
Fuses
Blade ...................................................... 298
Cartridge...............................................309
G Gas station information .....................402
Garage door opener.......................... 232
Gauge and meter.................................. 103
Glove box................................................202
Glove compartment light
Wattage ..................................................372
Graphic information ............................ 109
H Head restraints
Adjusting..................................................... 31
Headlight aim............................................311
Headlight cleaner.................................... 117
Headlights
Operation .................................................110
Alphabetical index
Switch......................................................... 110
Wattage ..................................................372
Heaters
Seat heaters............................................218
Side mirror................................................43
High mounted stop light
Replacing bulbs....................................314
Wattage ..................................................372
Hood ......................................................... 260
I
I/M test ..................................................... 255
Ignition
Keys.................................................................2
Switch..........................................................94
Ignition switch light................................198
Illuminated entry system .....................198
In case of an emergency
If the battery runs out.......................356
If you cannot shift automatic 
transmission selector lever ....... 354
If you have a flat tire...........................347
If you lose your keys ........................355
If your vehicle becomes 
stuck .......................................................361
If your vehicle needs to 
be towed ............................................ 320
If your vehicle overheats................359
If your vehicle will not start............ 353
If you think something is 
wrong................................................... 324
Indicator lights.........................................105
Initializing your lexus........................... 387
Inside rear view mirror...........................42
Interior light ..............................................199
J
Jack
Positioning the jack.............................261
Replacing the wheel.........................287
Jack handle.............................................. 347
Jump starting ............................................. 353
K Key reminder buzzer .............................. 15
Keys
Flat key........................................................95
If you lose your keys........................ 355
Ignition switch.........................................94
Key number .................................................2
Keys .................................................................2
Mechanical key...................................295
Replacing battery...............................295
Wireless remote control .....................12
Knee airbag..................................................61
L
Lexus park assist system
Lexus park assist system...................118
Warning message.............................334
License plate lights
Wattage.................................................. 372
Light bulbs
Replacing ................................................ 314
Wattage.................................................. 372
Lights
Fog lights switch.................................... 113
Headlights switch..................................110
Interior light switch ...............................20
Personal light switch........................ 200
Replacing light bulbs......................... 313
Turn signal lever ....................................101
Vanity lights ......................................... 209
Wattage.................................................. 372
395
Alphabetical index
Driving position memory ..................25
Outside temperature 
display ......................................................216
Overhead console 
Box ..........................................................203
Overhead lights 
Wattage ................................................ 372
Load limits.................................................148
Luggage net............................................ 227
M Maintenance
Do-it-yourself maintenance .........256
General maintenance ..................... 252
Maintenance data..............................364
Maintenance requirements ..........250
Meter
Instrument panel light 
control................................................... 104
Meters ...................................................... 103
Mirrors
Auto anti-glare mirror.........................42
Side mirror heaters.............................170
Side mirrors............................................. 43
Vanity mirrors......................................209
Moon roof...................................................48
Multi-information display
Cruise information..............................107
Graphic information ......................... 109
Warning messages ..........................334
O Odometer..................................................... 103
Oil
Engine oil ...............................................263
Open door warning 
light/buzzer .......................................... 331
Opener
Fuel filler door...........................................51
Hood........................................................260
Trunk.............................................................19
Outer foot light.......................................198
Outside rear view mirrors
Adjusting and folding ......................... 43
396
P
Parking lights
Switch..........................................................110
Wattage ..................................................372
Parking brake.......................................... 102
Penlight.....................................................230
Personal lights
Switch......................................................200
Wattage ..................................................372
Power outlet .............................................214
Power steering fluid .............................272
Power windows........................................ 45
Pre-collision system
Per-collision system........................... 143
Warning message ............................ 334
R
Radiator.................................................... 269
Radio............................................................176
RDS .............................................................. 177
Rear air conditioning control.............172
Rear audio switches ............................. 185
Rear seat position memory ................. 29
Rear seats
Adjustment ...............................................23
Rear view monitor system ..................123
Rear window defogger ........................170
Refleshing rear seat switches.......... 222
Alphabetical index
Replacing
Air conditioning filter .......................289
Blade type fuses.................................298
Cartridge type fuses........................309
Light bulbs ..............................................313
Wireless remote control 
battery.................................................. 295
S
Seat belts
Adjusting the belt ..................................34
Automatic Locking
Retractor (ALR) .................................... 36
Child restraint system 
installation ..............................................73
Cleaning ................................................ 248
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..........................37
Reminder light.......................................331
Seat belt extenders.............................. 38
Seat belt pretensioners...................... 36
Seat heaters..............................................218
Seats
Cleaning ................................................ 248
Child seats/child restraint 
system installation..............................76
Driving position memory ..................25
Head restraint .......................................... 31
Properly sitting in the seat................58
Rear seat position memory..............29
Refleshing rear seat switches.......222
Seat adjustment ..................................... 22
Seat adjustment precautions........... 24
Seat heaters ........................................... 218
Ventilated seats ..................................220
Selector lever ............................................98
Automatic transmission ....................98
If you cannot shift selector 
lever.......................................................354
Service reminder indicators..............105
Shift lock system....................................354
Side airbags..................................................61
Side marker lights
Switch..........................................................110
Wattage.................................................. 372
Side mirror..................................................43
Adjusting and folding..........................43
Driving position memory..................25
Smart access system
Smart access system.............................. 5
Warning messages...........................334
Snow tires....................................................151
Spare tire.................................................. 347
Spark plug................................................ 367
Specifications .........................................364
Speedometer ..........................................103
SRS airbag
SRS airbags..............................................60
Warning light .......................................334
Steering wheel
Adjusting ...................................................40
Audio switches..................................... 195
Driving position memory..................25
Stop lights
Wattage.................................................. 372
Stuck
If your vehicle becomes stuck...... 361
397
Alphabetical index
Total load capacity................................ 148
Towing
Dinghy towing ......................................160
Emergency towing............................. 321
Trailer towing ........................................ 152
TRAC (traction control)
Traction control....................................140
Warning message ............................ 334
Trip meter ................................................ 103
Trunk
Cool box ................................................229
Opener ....................................................... 19
Trunk-lid closer ......................................20
Trunk storage extension................ 228
Trunk light
Wattage ..................................................372
Turn signal lights
Replacing light bulbs......................... 314
Switch..........................................................101
Wattage ..................................................372
Sub key............................................................ 2
Sun shade (moon roof)..........................48
Sun shades
Rear power sunshade..................... 225
Manual sunshade .............................. 225
Sun visors ................................................ 208
Switch
ECT pattern select............................... 99
Fog light switch.......................................113
Ignition switch......................................... 94
Light switches......................................... 110
Power door lock switch......................15
Power window switch........................ 45
Window lock switch ........................... 45
T
398
Tachometer..............................................103
Tail lights
Wattage.................................................. 372
Theft deterrent system
Alarm ..........................................................55
Engine immobilizer 
system..................................................... 54
Theft prevention labels .......................... 57
Tire inflation pressure .........................283
Tires
Chains ...................................................... 150
Checking ...............................................278
If you have a flat tire.......................... 347
Inflation pressure................................283
Information............................................ 376
Replacing............................................... 347
Rotating tires ........................................278
Size ...........................................................370
Snow tires................................................. 151
Tools...........................................................347
U
Under-dash lights
Wattage ..................................................372
V
Vanity lights
Vanity lights.......................................... 209
Wattage ..................................................372
Vanity mirrors ........................................209
Vehicle identification number.........365
Vehicle load capacity .......................... 148
VSC (Vehicle Stability Control)
Vehicle stability control....................140
Warning message ............................ 334
Alphabetical index
W Warning buzzers
Brake system....................................... 328
Key reminder.............................................17
Open door .............................................331
Shift range down................................. 100
Warning lights ....................................... 328
ABS ..........................................................330
Adaptive front lighting 
system..................................................330
Automatic headlight 
leveling system................................330
Brake assist system .......................... 328
Brake system....................................... 328
Discharge.............................................. 329
Malfunction indicator lamp ..........330
Low fuel level.........................................331
Open door .............................................331
Pretensioners ......................................... 36
Seat belt reminder light ....................331
SRS airbags..........................................330
VSC/TRAC.........................................335
Warning messages.............................. 334
Washer
Checking................................................277
Preparing and checking 
before winter......................................149
Switch..........................................................114
Washing and waxing ...........................244
Weight
Cargo capacity ....................................145
Load limits...............................................148
Weight.................................................... 364
Wheels ......................................................287
Window glasses........................................45
Window lock switch 
(power window) ....................................45
Windows
Power windows.....................................45
Rear window defogger.................... 170
Washer ...................................................... 114
Windshield wipers...................................114
Winter driving tips................................. 149
Wireless remote control.........................12
399
What to do if...
What to do if...
A tire punctures
The engine does not start
P.347
If you have a flat tire
P.353 If the engine will not start
P.54
Engine immobilizer system
P.356 If the vehicle has a discharged battery
The transmission selector lever 
cannot be moved out
P.354
If the transmission selector lever cannot
be shifted from P
The engine coolant temperature
gauge enters the red zone
P.359 If your vehicle overheats
Steam can be seen coming
from under the hood
400
You lose your key
P.355 If you lose your keys
The battery is discharged
P.356
If the vehicle has a discharged 
battery
The doors cannot be locked
P.15
Doors
The horn begins to sound
P.55
Alarm
The vehicle is stuck in mud 
or sand
P.361
If the vehicle becomes stuck
The warning light or 
indicator light comes on
P.328
If a warning light 
turns on
■Warning lights
Master 
warning light
SRS warning light
P.332
P.330
Brake system warning 
light
(U.S.A)
P.328
Open door 
warning light
Brake system warning 
light (Canada)
P.328
Malfunction indicator 
lamp (U.S.A)
P.330
ABS warning light
(U.S.A)
P.330
Malfunction indicator 
lamp (Canada)
P.330
ABS warning light
(Canada)
P.330
Discharge warning light

Automatic headlight 
leveling system and 
adaptive front lighting 
system warning 
light
P.330
Driver’s seat belt reminder 
light
P.331
P.331
P.329
Front passenger’s seat belt
reminder light
P.332
Low fuel level warning 
light
P.331
401
GAS STATION INFORMATION
Trunk opener
P.19
Hood lock release lever
P.260
Auxiliary catch lever
P.260
Fuel tank capacity
Fuel type
Cold tire inflation 
pressure
Engine oil capacity
(Drain and refill)
Engine oil type
402
Fuel filler door opener
P.51
22.2 gal. (84 L, 18.5 lmp.gal.)
Unleaded gasoline only
Fuel filler door
P.51
Tire inflation pressure
P.283
P.373
psi (kPa, kgf/cm2 or bar)
P225/55R17 95H
32 (220, 2.2)
245/45R18 96W
33 (230, 2.3)
P.283
245/45R18 96V
33 (230, 2.3)
qt. (L, Imp.qt.)
With filler
5.4 (5.1, 4.5)
Without filler
4.8 (4.5, 4.0)
Toyota Genuine Motor Oil or equivalent
Oil grade: ILSAC multigrade engine oil
P.263
Recommended oil viscosity: SAE-5W-30
Your Lexus dealer
Your Lexus dealer will provide quality maintenance and any other assistance
you may require.
If there is not a Lexus dealer near you, please call the following number:
■U.S. OWNERS
●In the U.S. mainland or Canada: 
Lexus Roadside Assistance 
1-800-25-LEXUS or 1-800-255-3987 (Toll-Free)
●In Hawaii: 
Servco Automotive Roadside Assistance/Customer Services
1-800-25-LEXUS or 1-800-255-3987 (Toll-Free)
■CANADIAN OWNERS
●In Canada or the U.S. mainland: 
Lexus Roadside Assistance/Customer Service
1-800-26-LEXUS or 1-800-265-3987 (Toll-Free)
Please access our websites for further information.
●The U.S. mainland: www.lexus.com
●Hawaii: www.servcolexus.com
●Canada : www.lexus.ca
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All rights reserved. This material may not be reproduced or copied, in whole or in part,
without the written permission of Toyota Motor Corporation.
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