Lexus LX470 2007, LX470 Owner's manual

Lexus LX470 2007, LX470 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-it-yourself maintenance, and maintenance information.
5
When trouble
arises
What to do if the vehicle needs to be towed, gets a flat tire,
or is involved in an accident.
6
Vehicle
specifications
Detailed vehicle information.
7
For US owners
Reporting safety defects for US owners.
Index
Alphabetical listing of information contained in this manual.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Index
1-6. Anti-theft system ......................... 47
Before driving
Engine immobilizer system......... 47
Alarm.................................................... 49
Theft prevention labels
(U.S.A.).............................................. 51
1-1. Key information .............................. 2
Keys ......................................................... 2
1-7. Safety information....................... 52
1-2. Opening, closing and locking
the doors......................................... 3
Correct driving posture ............... 52
SRS airbags ....................................... 54
Front passenger occupant
classification system.................... 67
Child restraint systems ................. 72
Installing child restraints............... 75
Wireless remote control ................. 3
Side doors ............................................. 5
Back door.............................................. 9
1-3. Adjustable components ............. 12
Front seats........................................... 12
Rear seats............................................ 14
Driving position memory
system ................................................ 21
Head restraints................................. 23
Seat belts ............................................ 24
Steering wheel................................. 30
Inside rear view mirror................... 31
Outside rear view mirrors........... 32
Roof luggage carrier ..................... 34
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When driving
2-1. Driving procedures.................... 88
Driving the vehicle......................... 88
Starting the engine ......................... 95
Automatic transmission................ 98
Turn signal lever............................. 102
Parking brake ................................. 103
2-2. Instrument cluster ..................... 104
1-4. Opening and closing the
windows and moon roof .......... 37
Gauges and meters ..................... 104
Indicators and warning
lights................................................. 107
Trip information display............... 110
Power windows................................ 37
Power quarter windows ............... 40
Moon roof ........................................... 41
1-5. Refueling........................................ 44
Opening the fuel tank cap........... 44
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2-3. Operating the lights and
windshield wipers..................... 112
Headlight switch.............................. 112
Fog light switch ................................ 114
Windshield wipers and
washer............................................... 115
Rear window wiper and
washer.............................................. 118
Headlight cleaner switch ............. 119
2-4. Using other driving systems... 120
Cruise control ................................ 120
Rear view monitor system ......... 123
Lexus night view system............. 126
AHC (Active Height Control
Suspension) .................................. 130
AVS (Adaptive Variable
Suspension) .................................. 138
Four-wheel drive system............ 139
Driving assist systems.................. 142
2-5. Driving information ................... 146
Off-road precautions .................. 146
Cargo and luggage........................ 151
Vehicle load limits......................... 155
Winter driving tips ........................ 156
Trailer towing.................................. 160
Dinghy towing ................................ 170
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3
Interior features
3-1. Using the air conditioning
1
system and defogger.............. 172
Automatic air conditioning
system (without navigation
system)............................................. 172
2
Rear air conditioning
controls........................................... 180
Rear window and outside rear
view mirror defoggers ............. 182
3
3-2. Using the audio system............ 183
Audio system type (without
navigation system)..................... 183
4
Using the radio............................... 185
Using the cassette player .......... 194
Using the CD player.................... 197
Optimal use of the audio
5
system ............................................ 204
Using the steering switches..... 206
Rear seat audio system.............. 209
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3-3. Using the interior lights........... 212
Interior lights list............................. 212
3-4. Using the storage features..... 215 7
List of storage features ............... 215
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Index
3-5. Other interior features............ 221
4-2. Maintenance.............................. 265
Sun visors.......................................... 221
Vanity mirror.................................. 222
Clock................................................. 223
Outside temperature
display ............................................ 224
Ashtrays ........................................... 225
Cigarette lighter ........................... 227
Power outlet................................... 228
Seat heaters................................... 230
Coat hooks ..................................... 232
Armrest ............................................ 233
Floor mats........................................ 234
Luggage compartment
features.......................................... 235
Garage door opener.................. 237
Compass........................................... 242
Lexus Link System ....................... 246
Maintenance requirements ..... 265
General maintenance................ 267
Emission inspection and
maintenance (I/M)
programs ...................................... 270
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4-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance... 271
Do-it-yourself service
precautions.................................... 271
Hood.................................................. 275
Engine compartment.................. 276
Tires ................................................... 292
Tire inflation pressure................ 302
Wheels............................................. 306
Air conditioning filter................. 308
Wireless remote control
battery........................................... 309
Checking and replacing
fuses ................................................... 311
Light bulbs...................................... 320
Maintenance and care
4-1. Maintenance and care............ 260
Cleaning and protecting the
vehicle exterior ......................... 260
Cleaning and protecting the
vehicle interior............................ 262
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When trouble arises
5-1. Essential information.............. 328
If your vehicle needs to be
towed............................................. 328
If you think something is
wrong ............................................. 333
Fuel pump shut off system ........ 334
Event data recorder................... 335
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5-2. Steps to take in an
emergency .............................. 337
Index
If a warning light turns on or a
warning buzzer sounds................ 337
If you have a flat tire..................... 346
If the engine will not start .......... 357
If the shift lever cannot be
shifted from P............................. 358
If you lose your keys.................... 359
If the battery is discharged ...... 360
If your vehicle overheats ........... 363
If the vehicle becomes
stuck................................................ 366
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Alphabetical index................... 398
1
What to do if............................... 406
2
3
Vehicle specifications
4
6-1. Specifications............................ 368
Maintenance data....................... 368
Fuel information............................ 378
Tire information.............................. 381
5
6-2. Customization .......................... 389
6
Customizable features ............. 389
6-3. Initialization ............................... 393
Items to initialize ........................... 393
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For US owners
Reporting safety defects for
U.S.A. owners............................. 396
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Pictorial index
Exterior
Headlights (low beam)
Windshield wipers P. 115
P. 112
Moon roof
Headlights (high beam)
P. 112
P. 41
Outside rear view mirrors
P. 32
Hood P. 275
Parking and front side marker lights P. 112
Front turn signal lights P. 102
Fog lights P. 114
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Tail lights P. 112
Rear window defogger P. 182
Roof luggage carrier P. 34
Side door
Rear window wiper
P. 5
P. 118
Tires
P. 292
●Rotation
P. 346
●Replacement
●Inflation pressure P. 376
P. 381
●Information
Back door
P. 9
License plate lights P. 112
Rear turn signal lights P. 102
: If equipped
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Pictorial index
Interior
Ashtray P. 225
Front passenger airbag P. 54
Seat belt P. 24
Head restraint P. 23
Driver airbag P. 54
A
Floor mat
P. 234
Front seat
Power window switch
P. 37
Rear seat
P. 12
SRS side airbag P. 54
P. 14
Console box P. 215
Armrest P. 233
Rear seat audio system
Cup holders P. 215
P. 209
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A
Inside rear view mirror
P. 31
Lexus link system P. 246
Front personal lights P. 212
Rear personal switches P. 212
SRS curtain shield airbag
P. 54
Front interior light P. 212
Rear air conditioning
controls P. 180
Rear interior light P. 212
Garage door opener switches P. 237
Moon roof switches
P. 41
Vanity mirror P. 222
Sun visor P. 221
Compass P. 242
: If equipped
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Pictorial index
Interior
B
Driving position memory switches
P. 21
Door lock switch P. 5,9
Window lock switch P. 38
Power window switches P. 37
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C
Four wheel drive control lever P. 139
Shift lever P. 98
Active height control switch
P. 130
Damping pattern selector switch
P. 138
Shift lock override button P. 358
Driving mode selector switch
P. 100
Seat heater switches P. 230
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Pictorial index
Instrument panel
Headlight switch P. 112
Turn signal lever P. 102
For light switch P. 114
Gauges and meters P. 104
Windshield wipers and washer switch P. 115
Rear window wiper and washer switch P. 118
Glove box P. 215
Ashtray P. 225
Power outlet
P. 228
Cigarette lighter
Ignition switch P. 95
Cruise control switch P. 120
Hood lock release lever P. 275
Fuel filler door opener P. 44
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P. 227
A
Without navigation system
Clock P. 223
Trip information display P. 110
Outside temperature display
P. 224
Security indicator light
Emergency flashers
P. 47,49
Audio system
P. 183
Front passenger's
seat belt reminder
switch P. 67,340
Antenna switch
P. 193
Center differential lock/
unlock switch P. 139
AIRBAG ON and OFF
indicator P. 67
Rear window defogger switch P. 182
Air conditioning system P. 172
Rear air conditioning switch P. 180
Outside rear view mirror
defogger switch P. 182
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Pictorial index
A
Instrument panel
With navigation system
Navigation system*
Outside temperature
display P. 224
Security indicator
light P. 47,49
Clock P. 223
Emergency flashers
Antenna switch
Front passenger's
seat belt reminder
switch P. 67,340
P. 193
AIRBAG ON and OFF
indicator P. 67
Center differential lock/
unlock switch P. 139
Rear window defogger switch P. 182
Audio system*
Rear air conditioning switch P. 180
Outside rear view mirror
defogger switch P. 182
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B
Power quarter window switches P. 40
Roll sensing of curtain shield
airbags off switch P. 65
Lexus night view system on-off knob
P. 126
Power rear view mirror control
switches P. 32
Tire pressure warning reset switch
P. 294
: If equipped
*: Refer to “Navigation System Owner's Manual”.
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For your information
Main Owner’s Manual
Please note that this manual applies to all models and explains all equipment, including options. Therefore, you may find some explanations for equipment not installed
on your vehicle.
All specifications provided in this manual are current at the time of printing. However, because of the Lexus policy of continual product improvement, we reserve the
right to make changes at any time without notice.
Depending on specifications, the vehicle shown in the illustration may differ from
your vehicle in terms of color and equipment.
Accessories, spare parts and modification of your Lexus
A wide variety of non-genuine spare parts and accessories for Lexus vehicles are
currently available in the market. You should know that Toyota does not warrant
these products and is not responsible for their performance, repair, or replacement,
or for any damage they may cause to, or adverse effect they may have on, your
Lexus vehicle.
This vehicle should not be modified with non-genuine Lexus products. Modification
with non-genuine Lexus products could affect its performance, safety or durability,
and may even violate governmental regulations. In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from the modification may not be covered under warranty.
Installation of a mobile two-way radio system
As the installation of a mobile two-way radio system in your vehicle could affect
electronic systems such as the multiport fuel injection system/sequential multiport
fuel injection system, cruise control system, anti-lock brake system, active traction
control system, vehicle stability control system, active height control system, adaptive variable suspension 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.
Unwanted noise may occur in the reception of the mobile two-way radio.
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Scrapping of your Lexus
The SRS airbag and seat belt pretensioner devices in your Lexus contain explosive
chemicals. If the vehicle is scrapped with the airbags and seat belt pretensioners left
as they are, this may cause an accident such as fire. Be sure to have the systems of
the SRS airbag and seat belt pretensioner removed and disposed of by a qualified
service shop or by your Lexus dealer before you scrap your vehicle.
Leak detection pump (for the U.S.A. and Canada)
This pump performs fuel evaporation leakage check. This check is conducted several hours after the engine is turned off. You may hear a sound coming from underneath the luggage compartment for several minutes, however this 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.
■ General precaution regarding children’s safety
Never leave children unattended in the vehicle, and never allow children to have or
use the key.
Children may be able to start the vehicle or shift the vehicle into neutral. There is
also a danger that children may injure themselves by playing with the cigarette
lighter, the windows, the moon roof, or other features of the vehicle. In addition, heat
build-up or extremely cold temperatures inside the vehicle can be fatal to children.
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Symbols used throughout this manual
Cautions & Notices
CAUTION
This is a warning against anything which may cause injury to people if the warning is
ignored. You are informed about what you must or must not do in order to reduce the
risk of injury to yourself and others.
NOTICE
This is a warning against anything which may cause damage to the vehicle or its
equipment if the warning is ignored. You are informed about what you must or must
not do in order to avoid or reduce the risk of damage to your Lexus and its equipment.
Safety symbol
Throughout this manual, you will also see the symbol of a circle
with a slash through it. This means “Do not”, “Do not do this”, or
“Do not let this happen”.
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Before driving
1-1. Key information............................ 2
Keys....................................................... 2
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1-4. Opening and closing the
windows and moon roof ....... 37
Power windows............................. 37
1-2. Opening, closing and locking
the doors ..................................... 3
Power quarter windows ............ 40
Moon roof......................................... 41
Wireless remote control............... 3
Side doors .......................................... 5
1-5. Refueling..................................... 44
Back door........................................... 9
Opening the fuel tank cap ....... 44
1-3. Adjustable components........... 12
1-6. Anti-theft system ...................... 47
Front seats ........................................ 12
Engine immobilizer system....... 47
Rear seats ......................................... 14
Alarm ................................................ 49
Driving position memory
system ............................................. 21
Theft prevention labels
(U.S.A.)............................................ 51
Head restraints.............................. 23
Seat belts ......................................... 24
1-7. Safety information.................... 52
Steering wheel............................... 30
Correct driving posture ............ 52
Inside rear view mirror................ 31
SRS airbags .................................... 54
Outside rear view mirrors ........ 32
Front passenger occupant
classification system.................. 67
Roof luggage carrier................... 34
Child restraint systems ............... 72
Installing child restraints............ 75
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1-1. Key information
Keys
The following keys are provided with the vehicle.
Master keys
Valet key
Key number plate
Flat key
■ When required to leave a key to the vehicle with a parking attendant
Lock the glove box as circumstances demand. (P. 216)
Carry the master key for your own use and leave the valet key only with the attendant.
■ 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 subject the keys to strong shocks, expose them to high temperatures by
placing them in direct sunlight, or get them wet.
● Do not expose the keys to electromagnetic materials or attach any material that
blocks electromagnetic waves to the key surface.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors
Wireless remote control
The wireless remote control can be used to lock/unlock the vehicle and the
back door from outside the vehicle.
Locks all doors
Unlocks all doors
Opens the windows and
moon roof (push and hold)
Sounds alarm
(push and hold) (P. 49)
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Before driving
■ 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.
■ Operation signals
Doors: A buzzer sounds and the emergency flashers flash to indicate that the doors
have been locked/unlocked. (Locked: Once; Unlocked: Twice)
Windows and moon roof: A buzzer sounds when the windows and moon roof begin
to open.
■ Door lock buzzer
If a door is not fully closed, a buzzer sounds for 10 seconds if an attempt to lock the
door is made. Fully close the door to stop the buzzer, and lock the vehicle once
more.
■ Security feature
If a door is not opened within approximately 30 seconds after the vehicle is
unlocked, the anti-theft system automatically locks the vehicle again.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors
■ 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. 309)
■ Customization
Settings (e.g. 2-step unlocking function) can be changed. (P. 389)
■ Certification for wireless remote control (for vehicles sold in the U.S.A.)
NOTE:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
NOTICE:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
● 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 wireless remote control (for vehicles sold in Canada)
NOTE:
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors
Side doors
The vehicle can be locked/unlocked using a key, wireless remote control or
door lock switch.
■ Key
1
Before driving
Locks all doors
Closes the windows and
moon roof (turn and hold)
Unlock all doors
Turning the key unlocks the
driver’s door. Turning the key
again unlocks the other doors.
Opens the windows and
moon roof (turn and hold)
■ Wireless remote control
P. 3
■ Door lock switch
Locks all doors
Unlocks all doors
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors
■ Inside lock button
Locks the door
Unlocks the door
The front doors can be opened
by pulling the inside handles
even if the lock buttons are in
the lock position.
Locking the front doors from the outside without a key
The door cannot be locked if either of the front doors is open and the key
is in the ignition switch.
Rear door child-protector lock
The door cannot be opened from
inside the vehicle when the locks
are set.
These locks can be set to prevent
children from opening the rear
doors. Push down rear door
switches to lock the rear doors.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors
Automatic door locking and unlocking systems
The following functions can be set or canceled:
Operation
Shift position linked door
locking function
Shifting the shift lever out of “P” locks all doors.
Shift position linked door
unlocking function
Shifting the shift lever to “P” unlocks all doors.
Speed linked door locking
function
All doors are locked when the vehicle speed is
approximately 12 mph (20 km/h) or higher.
Driver's door linked door
unlocking function
All doors are unlocked when the driver's door is
opened within 10 seconds after turning the ignition key to the “LOCK” position.
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Before driving
Function
■ Setting and canceling the functions
To switch between setting and canceling, follow the procedure below:
STEP 1
Close all the doors and turn the ignition key to the “ON” position.
(Perform step 2 within 10 seconds.)
STEP 2
Shift the shift lever to “P” or “N”,
press and hold the driver's door
lock switch ( or ) for 5 seconds then release.
The shift lever and switch positions
corresponding to the desired function to be set or canceled are
shown as follows.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors
Function
Shift lever position
Shift position linked door locking
function
Shift position linked door unlocking function
Switch position
“P”
Speed linked door locking function
Driver's door linked door unlocking
function
“N”
When the setting or canceling operation is complete, all doors are locked
and then unlocked.
■ Customization
Settings (e.g. unlocking function using a key) can be changed. (P. 389)
CAUTION
■ To prevent an accident
Observe the following precautions while driving the vehicle.
Failing to do so may result in a door opening and an occupant falling out, resulting in
death or serious injury.
● Always use a seat belt.
● Always lock all doors.
● Ensure that all doors are properly closed.
● Do not pull the inside handle of the front door while driving.
● Set the rear door child protector locks when children are seated in the rear seat.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors
Back door
The back door can be locked/unlocked using a key, wireless remote control or door lock switch.
■ Key
1
Before driving
Unlocks the door
Locks the door
Open the door
■ Wireless remote control
P. 3
■ Door lock switch
Locks the door
Unlocks the door
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors
■ Inside lock button
Unlocks the door
Locks the door
Open the door
Back door child-protector lock
The door cannot be opened from
inside the vehicle when the lock is
set.
This lock can be set to prevent children from opening the back door.
Move the lever to the LOCK position.
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1-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors
Rear step bumper
The rear step bumper is for rear
end protection and easier step-up
loading.
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Before driving
CAUTION
Observe the following precautions.
Falling to do so may result in death or serious injury.
■ While driving
● Keep the back door closed.
This not only keeps personal belongings from being thrown out, but also prevents
exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
● Do not get on the rear step bumper.
NOTICE
■ To prevent damage to the back door components
● Do not apply any force, paint or let any other foreign matter on the damper.
● Make sure there is nothing in the doorway before closing.
● Do not allow more than one person to get on the rear step bumper at a time.
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1-3. Adjustable components
Front seats
Seat position fore/aft control switch
Seatback angle control switch
Seat cushion (front) angle control switch
Vertical height control switch
Lumbar support control switch
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1-3. Adjustable components
CAUTION
■ Reclining adjustment
■ 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.
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1
Before driving
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.
1-3. Adjustable components
Rear seats
To adjust the seatback angle, pull the seatback angle lever
Second seat
Seatback angle lever
Third seat
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1-3. Adjustable components
Tumbling second seats and third seat entry
For easy access to the third seat, perform
bling second seats”. (P. 15)
STEP 1
and
STEP 2
in “Tum1
■ Before tumbling second seats
■ Tumbling second seats
STEP 1
Pull the seatback angle levers and
fold the second seats down.
When returning the second seats
to their original position, lift them
up until they lock.
STEP 2
Pull the lever under the seat cushion or pull the strap on the rear end
of the seat cushion and swing the
whole seat forward.
When returning the second seats
to their original position, lift them
down until they lock.
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Before driving
Stow the seat belt buckles and
lower the head restraints to the
lowest position.
1-3. Adjustable components
STEP 3
Hook the holding strap to the
assist grip and secure the seat by
pulling its free end.
When returning the second seats
to their original position, put the
holding strap into the pocket.
STEP 4
Remove the seat hook covers from
the back of the seat cushion, and
install them on the seat hooks.
When returning the second seats
to their original position, remove
the seat hook covers from the floor
and install them in the back of the
seat cushion.
■ Returning second seats.
Reverse the steps above.
If you cannot raise the seatback
because of the locked seat belt,
release the lock.
Push in the lower front edge of
the seatback cushion to slacken
the seat belt.
Let the seat belt retract a little.
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1-3. Adjustable components
Tumbling third seats
■ Before tumbling third seats
Stow the seat belts and buckles,
and lower the head restraints to
the lowest position.
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Before driving
Use the seat belt hangers to prevent the belts from being tangled.
■ Tumbling third seats
STEP 1
Pull the seatback angle levers and
fold the third seats.
When returning the third seats to
their original position, lift them up
until they lock.
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1-3. Adjustable components
STEP 2
While turning the lever, lift and
slide the whole seat backward.
When returning the third seats to
their original position, slide them
forward to their locked position
while lifting down with the lever,
and then completely lift them
down.
STEP 3
Hook the holding strap to the
assist grip and secure the seat by
pulling its free end.
When returning the third seats to
their original position, put the holding strap into the pocket.
STEP 4
Remove the seat hook covers from
the back of the seat cushion, and
install them on the seat hooks.
When returning the third seats to
their original position, remove the
seat hook covers from the floor and
install them in the back of the seat
cushion.
■ Returning third seats.
Reverse the steps above.
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1-3. Adjustable components
Removing third seats
■ Before removing third seats
Perform STEP 1 and STEP 2 in “Tumbling third seats”. (P. 17)
1
■ Removing third seats
Remove the lever cover and pull
the lock release lever. Lift up the
rear side of the seat and pull the
whole seat backward.
When returning the third seats to
their original position, put the front
side of the seat, pull the lever and
then put the rear side.
STEP 2
Remove the seat hook covers from
the back of the seat cushion and
install them on the seat hooks.
When returning the third seats to
their original position, remove the
seat hook covers from the floor and
install them in the back of the seat
cushion.
■ Returning third seats
Reverse the steps above.
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Before driving
STEP 1
1-3. Adjustable components
CAUTION
■ Seat 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 tumbling the seat
● Do not sit on or place anything on the tumbled seatback while driving.
● Be sure to install the seat hook covers on the seat hooks, or you may get burned
when they become hot.
■ When removing or reinstalling the seat
● Be careful not to get your hands or feet pinched in the seat.
● Be careful not to hit the removed seat against a person or drop it on yourself.
● Do not leave the removed seat loose in the vehicle.
● Do not sit on or place anything on the removed seat.
■ When returning the seatback to the upright position
Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may result in death or serious
injury.
● Press for ward and rearward on the top of the seatback and pull up the edge of
the bottom cushion.
● Check that the seat belts are not twisted or caught under the seat.
● Arrange the seat belts in the proper positions for ready use.
NOTICE
■ To avoid damaging the seat and seatbelt
● The seat belts and the buckles must be stowed before you fold down the seat-
backs.
● Avoid putting heavy loads on the removed seat.
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1-3. Adjustable components
Driving position memory system
Your preferred driving position (the position of the driver's seat, steering
wheel and outside rear view mirrors) can be entered into the computer's
memory and recalled with the touch of a button.
Two different driving positions can be entered into memory.
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STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
Before driving
■ Entering a position to memory
Check that the shift lever is set in “P”.
Turn the ignition key to the “ON” position.
Adjust the driver’s seat, steering wheel, and outside rear view
mirrors to the desired positions.
While pushing the “SET” button,
push button “1” or “2” until the
signal beeps.
If the selected button has
already been preset, the previously recorded position will be
overwritten.
■ Recalling the memorized position
Check that the shift lever is set in “P”.
STEP 1
STEP 2
Turn the ignition key to the “ON” position.
Push button “1” or “2” to recall
the desired position.
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1-3. Adjustable components
■ Retained accessory power
Each memorized position (except for the steering wheel position) can be activated
within 30 seconds after the corresponding driver’s door is opened, even if the key is
removed from ignition switch.
■ 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” or “2”)
again.
■ If the battery is disconnected
The memorized positions must be reset because the computer's memory is erased
when the battery is disconnected.
CAUTION
■ Seat adjustment caution
Take care during seat adjustment that the seat does not strike the rear passenger or
squeeze your body against the steering wheel.
If this happens, you can stop the movement by pressing another seat position memory button.
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1-3. Adjustable components
Head restraints
Vertical adjustment
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Angle adjustment *
Removal
Before driving
Lock
release
button
Push and hold the lock release
button when lowering the head
restraint.
Pull the head restraint up while
pushing the lock release button.
*: Front seats only
■ Adjusting the height of the head restraints
Make sure that the head restraints are
adjusted so that the center of the head
restraint is closest to the top of your ears.
■ Head restraints of different seats
The head restraints are specially designed for the seats on which they are installed.
CAUTION
■ Head restraint precautions
Observe the following precautions regarding the head restraints. Failure to do so
may result in death or serious injury.
● Adjust the head restraints to the correct position at all times.
● Do not drive with the head restraints removed.
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1-3. Adjustable components
Seat belts
Make sure that all occupants are wearing their seat belts before driving the
vehicle.
■ Correct use of the seat belts
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
seatback. Sit up straight and
well back in the seat.
Do not twist the seat belt.
■ Fastening and releasing the seat belt
Front, second and third (outboard seats) seat belt
Fastening the belt
Push the tab into the buckle until
a clicking sound is heard.
Releasing the belt
Press the release button.
Release button
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1-3. Adjustable components
\
Third (center seat) seat belt
Release button
Fastening the belt
Push the tab into the buckle until
a clicking sound is heard.
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Before driving
Releasing the belt
Press the release button.
■ Adjusting the height of the belt (front, second and third outboard
seat)
Move the height adjuster up and
Release button
down as needed until you hear a
click.
Push and hold the lock release
button when lowering.
■ Adjusting the length of the belt (third center seat)
Remove excess length by pulling the free end of the belt.
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1-3. Adjustable components
Seat belt pretensioners (front seats)
The pretensioner helps the seat
belt to quickly restrain the occupant by retracting the seat belt
when the vehicle is subjected to
certain types of severe frontal collision.
The pretensioner may not activate
in the event of a minor frontal
impact, a side impact or a rear
impact.
■ 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 child restraint system (CRS) firmly. To free the belt again, fully
retract the belt and then pull the belt out once more. (P. 75)
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1-3. Adjustable components
■ Pregnant women
Obtain medical advice and wear the seat belt
in the proper way. (P. 24)
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. (P. 24)
■ Child seat belt usage
The seat belts of your vehicle were principally designed for persons of adult size.
● Use a child restraint system appropriately for the child, until the child become
large enough to properly wear the vehicle's seat belt. (P. 72)
● When the child becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle's seat belt,
follow the instructions on P. 24 regarding seat belt usage.
■ Replacing the belt after the pretensioner has been activated
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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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 properly.
● Each seat belt should be used by one person only. Do not use a 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.
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● Inspect the seat belt system periodically. Check for cuts, fraying, and loose parts.
● 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 a 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 serious 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
Do not use a damaged seat belt until it is replaced. Damaged seat belts cannot
protect an occupant from death or serious injury.
1-3. Adjustable components
Steering wheel
The steering wheel can be adjusted to a comfortable position while the key
is inserted in the ignition switch.
Up
Down
Toward the driver
Away from the driver
Auto tilt away and auto return
When the ignition key is removed,
the steering wheel returns to its
stowed position by moving up and
away to enable easier driver entry
and exit.
Insert the key into the ignition
switch returns the steering wheel
to the original position.
CAUTION
■ While driving
Do not adjust the steering wheel.
Doing so may cause the driver to mishandle the vehicle and an accident, resulting in
death or serious injury.
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1-3. Adjustable components
Inside rear view mirror
In the “AUTO” mode, sensors are used to detect the headlights of vehicles
behind and automatically reduces the reflected light.
Turns “AUTO” mode on/off
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Before driving
The indicator comes on when
“AUTO” mode is turned ON.
The anti-glare mirror default
mode is “AUTO”. The anti-glare
mirror is automatically set to
“AUTO” whenever the ignition
key is turned to the “ON” position.
■ To prevent sensor error
To ensure correct functioning of the sensors,
do not touch or cover the sensors.
CAUTION
■ While driving
Do not adjust the position of the mirror.
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
Outside rear view mirrors
Mirror angle can be adjusted using the switch when the ignition key is in
“ACC” or “ON” position.
Select the mirror to adjust
(“L”: left or “R”: right)
Adjust the mirror up, down,
in, or out using the switch
Folding the mirrors
Press the switch.
Pressing again will extend the mirrors.
■ When the mirrors are fogged up
Turn on the outside rear view mirror defoggers to defog the mirrors. (P. 182)
■ Auto anti-glare function
When the anti-glare inside rear view mirror is set to “AUTO” mode, the outside rear
view mirrors will activate in conjunction with the anti-glare inside rear view mirror to
reduce reflected light. (P. 31)
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1-3. Adjustable components
■ Linked mirror function when reversing
The outside rear view mirrors will automatically angle downwards when the vehicle
is reversing in order to give a better view of the ground. However, this function will
not operate when the mirror select switch is in the neutral position (neither “L” nor
“R” selected).
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■ One-touch adjustment of the mirror angle
CAUTION
■ While driving
Observe the following precautions.
Failing to do so may result in losing control of the vehicle and cause an accident,
resulting in death or serious injury.
● Do not adjust the mirrors.
● Do not drive with the mirrors folded back.
● Before driving, be sure to extend mirrors and make an adjustment properly.
■ When the mirror defoggers are operating
Do not touch the mirror surface as the mirror surface becomes hot.
NOTICE
■ If ice should jam the mirror
Do not operate the control or scrape the mirror face. Use a spray de-icer to free the
mirror.
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Before driving
A desired mirror face angle can be entered to memory and adjusted with the touch
of a button. (P. 21)
1-3. Adjustable components
Roof luggage carrier (if equipped)
Cross rails
Roof rails
Adjusting the position of cross rails
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STEP 1
Side knobs
Upper knob
Turn the knobs counterclockwise
to release the cross rails.
STEP 2
Slide the cross rails to the appropriate position for loading luggage
and turn the side knobs clockwise
to tighten the cross rails securely.
1-3. Adjustable components
STEP 3
Turn the upper knobs clockwise to
fix the cross rails to the appropriate length.
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Before driving
CAUTION
■ Cross rail adjustment
Make sure the cross rails are locked securely by pushing forward and rearward
them.
Failure to do so may cause an unexpected accident or severe injury in the event of
emergency braking or a collision.
■ When loading cargo
Observe the following precautions.
● Place the cargo so that its weight is distributed evenly between the front and rear
axles.
● If loading long or wide cargo, never exceed the vehicle overall length or
width.(P. 368)
● Before driving, make sure the cargo is securely fastened on the roof luggage car-
rier.
● Loading cargo on the roof luggage carrier will make the center of the vehicle
gravity higher. Avoid high speeds, sudden starts, sharp turns, sudden braking or
abrupt maneuvers, otherwise it may result in loss of control or vehicle rollover
due to failure to operate this vehicle correctly.
● If driving for a long distance, on rough roads, or at high speeds, stop the vehicle
now and then during the trip to make sure the cargo remains in its place.
● Do not exceed 143 lb. (70 kg) cargo weight on the roof luggage carrier.
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1-3. Adjustable components
NOTICE
■ Cross rail adjustment
Do not remove the cross rail stoppers, or the moon roof may be damage when it is
tilted.
■ When loading the luggage
Be careful not to scratch the surface of the moon roof.
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1-4. Opening and closing the windows and moon roof
Power windows
The power windows can be opened and closed using the following
switches.
Closing
One-touch closing*
Opening
One-touch opening*
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Before driving
*: Pushing the switch in the
opposite direction will stop
window travel partway.
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1-4. Opening and closing the windows and moon roof
Lock switch
Press the switch down to lock passenger window switches.
Use this switch to prevent children
from accidentally opening or closing a passenger window.
■ The power windows can be operated when
The ignition key must be in the “ON” position.
■ Linked door lock window operation
● The power windows can be opened and closed using the key. (P. 5)
● The power windows can be opened using the wireless remote control. (P. 3)
■ Retained accessory power
The power windows can be operated for approximately 45 seconds even after the
ignition key is turned to the “ACC” or “LOCK” position. They cannot, however, be
operated once the driver’s or front passenger’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.
■ Customization
Settings (e.g. linked door lock operation) can be changed. (P. 389)
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1-4. Opening and closing the windows and moon roof
CAUTION
■ Closing the windows
Observe the following precautions.
Failing to do so may result in death or serious injury.
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● Check to make sure that all passengers do not have any part of their body in a
Before driving
position where it could be caught when a window is being operated.
● Do not allow children to operate the power windows.
Closing a power window 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 window fully closes.
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1-4. Opening and closing the windows and moon roof
Power quarter windows
The power quarter windows can be opened and closed using the following
switches.
Close
Open
For the left quarter window
For the right quarter window
■ The power quarter windows can be operated when
The ignition key must be in the “ON” position.
CAUTION
■ Closing the quarter windows
Observe the following precautions.
Failing to do so may result in serious injury.
● 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 quarter windows.
Closing a power quarter window on someone can cause serious injury.
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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
Before driving
Stops just before it is opened
fully. Press the switch again to
fully open.
Close
To stop partway, press the switch
lightly.
■ Tilt up and down
Tilt up
Tilt down
To stop partway, press the switch
lightly.
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1-4. Opening and closing the windows and moon roof
■ The moon roof can be operated when
The ignition key must be in the “ON” position.
■ Linked door lock moon roof operation
● The moon roof can be opened and closed using the key. (P. 5)
● The moon roof can be opened using the wireless remote control. (P. 3)
■ Retained accessory power
The moon roof can be operated for approximately 45 seconds even after the ignition key is turned to the “ACC” or “LOCK” position. It cannot, however, be operated
once the driver’s or front passenger’s door is opened.
■ Jam protection function
If an object is detected between the moon roof and the frame while closing or tilting
down, travel is stopped and the moon roof opens slightly.
■ Sunshade
The sunshade can be opened and closed manually. However, the sunshade will
open automatically when the moon roof is opened.
■ When the battery is disconnected
The moon roof must be initialized in order to ensure proper operation.
STEP 1 Push and hold the “SLIDE” switch or “TILT” switch until the moon roof is
closed fully.
STEP 2 To ensure the initialization is complete, make sure automatic opening and
closing functions work properly.
■ Customization
Settings (e.g. linked door lock operation) can be changed. (P. 389)
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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.
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● Do not allow any passengers to put their hands or heads outside the vehicle while
Before driving
it is moving.
● Do not sit on top of the moon roof.
■ Closing the moon roof
Observe the following precautions.
Failing to do so may result in death or serious injury.
● Check to make sure that all passengers do not have any part of their bodies in a
position where they could be caught when the moon roof is being operated.
● Do not allow children to operate the moon roof.
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. Refueling
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
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STEP 1
Pull the lever.
STEP 2
Turn the fuel tank cap slowly to
open.
STEP 3
Hang the fuel tank cap on the
back of the fuel filler door.
1-5. Refueling
Closing the fuel tank cap
■ Fuel types
Use premium unleaded gasoline. (91 Octane Rating [Research Octane Number
96] or higher)
■ Fuel tank capacity
Approximately 25.4 gal. (96 L, 21.1 Imp. gal.)
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Before driving
After refueling, turn the fuel tank
cap clockwise until you hear a
click. The cap will revolve slightly in
the opposite direction once
released.
1-5. Refueling
CAUTION
■ Refueling the vehicle
Observe the following precautions while refueling the vehicle. Failure to do so, may
result in death or serious injury.
● 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 grips on the fuel tank cap and turn it slowly to remove it.
A whooshing sound may be heard when the fuel tank cap is loosened. Wait until
the sound cannot be heard before fully removing the cap. In hot weather, pressurized fuel may spray out the filler neck and cause injury.
● Do not allow anyone 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 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.
■ When replacing the fuel tank cap
Do not use anything but a genuine Lexus fuel tank cap designed for your vehicle.
Failure to do so may cause a fire or other incident which may result in death or serious injury.
NOTICE
■ Refueling
Do not spill fuel during refueling.
Failing to do so may damage the vehicle, such as causing the exhaust systems to
operate abnormally or damaging fuel system components or the vehicle's painted
surface.
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1-6. Anti-theft system
Engine immobilizer system
The vehicle's keys have built-in transponder chips that prevent the engine
from starting if the key has not been previously registered in the vehicle's
on-board computer.
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Before driving
The indicator light flashes after
the key has been removed from
the ignition switch to indicate
that the system is operating.
■ 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.
■ Certifications for the engine immobilizer system
For vehicles sold in the U.S.A.
FCC ID: MOZRI-20BTY
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
For vehicles sold in Canada
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. Anti-theft system
CAUTION
■ Certifications for the engine immobilizer system
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
NOTICE
■ For proper system operation
Do not modify, remove or disable the engine immobilizer system. If any unauthorized changes or modifications are made, the proper operation of the system cannot be guaranteed.
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1-6. Anti-theft system
Alarm
The system sounds the alarm and flashes the vehicle lights when an attempt
to steal the vehicle is detected.
■ Triggering of the alarm
The alarm is triggered in the following situations.
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Before driving
● A locked door is unlocked or opened in any way other than using
the wireless remote door lock function or key. (The doors will lock
again automatically)
● The hood is opened while the vehicle is locked.
■ Setting the alarm system
Close the doors and hood, and
lock all doors. The system will be
set automatically after 30 seconds.
The indicator light changes from
being on to flashing when the
system is set.
■ Deactivating or stopping the alarm
Do one of the following to deactivate or stop the alarm.
● Unlock the doors.
● Start the engine. (The alarm will be deactivated or stopped after a
few seconds.)
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1-6. Anti-theft system
■ Items to check before locking the vehicle
To prevent unexpected triggering of the alarm and vehicle theft, make sure of the
following.
● Nobody is in the vehicle.
● The windows and moon roof are closed before the alarm is set.
● No valuables or other personal items are left in the vehicle.
■ Triggering of the alarm
The alarm may be triggered in the following situations.
(Stopping the alarm deactivates the alarm system.)
● A person inside the vehicle opens a door or hood.
● The battery is recharged or replaced when the vehicle is locked.
■ Panic mode
When PANIC is pushed and held, an alarm
will sound to deter any person from trying to
break into or damage your vehicle.
To stop the alarm, push any button on the
wireless remote control.
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1-6. Anti-theft system
Theft prevention labels (U.S.A.)
These labels are attached to the
vehicle to reduce vehicle theft
by facilitating the tracing and
recovery of parts from stolen
vehicles. Do not remove under
penalty of law.
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Before driving
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1-7. Safety information
Correct driving posture
Drive with a good posture as follows:
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. 12)
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. 30)
Lock the head restraint in
place with the center of the
head restraint closest to the
top of your ears. (P. 23)
Wear the seat belt correctly.
(P. 24)
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1-7. Safety information
CAUTION
■ While driving
● Do not adjust the position of the driver’s seat.
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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 seatback.
● 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.
Fingers or hands may become jammed in the seat mechanism.
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Before driving
A cushion may prevent correct posture from being achieved, and reduce the
effectiveness of the seat belt and head restraint, increasing the risk of death or
serious injury to the driver or passenger.
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 with interior components.
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 front seat occupants and
second seat outboard occupants.
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1-7. Safety information
Airbag system components
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Before driving
Front passenger airbag
Airbag sensor assembly
Front passenger occupant
classification indicator light
Occupant detection sensor
SRS warning light
Driver airbag
Front passenger’s seat belt
buckle switch
Driver's seat belt buckle switch
Driver's seat position sensor
Front airbag sensor
Curtain shield airbag
Side airbag
Curtain shield airbag sensor
Side and curtain shield airbag
sensor
Your vehicle is equipped with ADVANCED AIRBAGS designed based
on US motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS208). The airbag system
controls airbag deployment power for the driver and front passenger. The
driver airbag system consists of the driver seat’s position sensor etc. The
front passenger’s airbag system consists of the front passenger occupant
classification sensor etc.
The main SRS airbag system components are shown above. The SRS airbag system is controlled by the airbag sensor assembly. The airbag sensor assembly consists of a safing sensor and an airbag sensor.
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1-7. Safety information
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.
■ 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, and parts of the front pillar and roof side rail, may be hot
for several minutes. The airbag itself may also be hot.
● The 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 not passenger sitting
in the front passenger seat. However, the front passenger airbag may deploy if
luggage is put in the seat or the seat belt is fastened, even if the seat is unoccupied.
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■ Operating conditions (side airbags)
● The SRS side 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-
■ Operating conditions (curtain shield airbags)
The SRS curtain shield airbags are designed to inflate when the passenger compartment is subjected to a severe impact from the side or vehicle rollover.
■ 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.
● Hitting a curb, edge of pavement or hard
surface
● Falling into or jumping over a deep hole
● Landing hard or vehicle falling
The SRS curtain shield airbags may also deploy under the situations shown in the
illustration.
● The angle of vehicle tip-up is marginal.
● The vehicle skids and hits a curb stone.
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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 fastened, even
if the seat is unoccupied.
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■ 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
■ Types of collisions that may not deploy the SRS airbag
(side and curtain shield airbags)
The SRS side airbag and curtain shield airbag system may not activate if the vehicle
is subjected to a collision from the side at certain angles, or a collision to the side of
the vehicle body other than the passenger compartment.
● Collision from the side to the vehicle body
other than the passenger compartment
● Collision from the side at an angle
The SRS side 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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The SRS curtain shield airbags are not generally designed to inflate if the vehicle is
involved in a frontal or rear collision, if it pitches end over end, or if it is involved in a
low-speed side collision.
● Collision from the front
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● Pitching end over end
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■ 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.
● Any of the SRS airbags have been inflated.
● The front of the vehicle is damaged or
deformed, or the vehicle was involved in an
accident that was not severe enough to
cause the SRS airbags to inflate.
● A portion of the doors is damaged or
deformed, or the vehicle was involved in an
accident that was not severe enough to
cause the SRS side airbags and curtain
shield airbags to inflate.
● The pad section of the steering wheel or
dashboard is scratched, cracked or otherwise damaged.
● The surface of the seats with the side air-
bag is scratched, cracked, or otherwise
damaged.
● The portion of the front, center and rear pil-
lar garnish, or roof interior containing the
curtain shield airbags is scratched, cracked
or otherwise damaged.
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CAUTION
■ SRS airbag precautions
Observe the following precautions regarding the airbags. Failure to do so may
cause death or serious injury.
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● The driver and all passengers in the vehicle must wear their seat belts properly.
● The SRS driver airbag deploys with considerable force, and can cause death or
serious injury especially if the driver is very close to the airbag. The National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) advises:
Since the risk zone for driver airbag is the first 2 - 3 in. (50 - 75 mm) of inflation,
placing yourself 10 in. (250 mm) from your driver airbag provides you with a
clear margin of safety. This distance is measured from the center of the steering
wheel to your breastbone. If you sit less than 10 in. (250 mm) away now, you can
change your driving position in several ways:
• Move your seat to the rear as far as you can while still reaching the pedals
comfortably.
• Slightly recline the back of the seat. Although vehicle designs vary, many drivers can achieve the 10 in. (250 mm) distance, even with the driver seat all the
way forward, simply by reclining the back of the seat somewhat. If reclining
the back of your seat makes it hard to see the road, raise yourself by using a
firm, non-slippery cushion, or raise the seat if your vehicle has that feature.
• If your steering wheel is adjustable, tilt it downward. This points the airbag
toward your chest instead of your head and neck.
The seat should be adjusted as recommended by NHTSA above, while still maintaining control of the foot pedals, steering wheel, and your view of the instrument
panel controls.
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The SRS airbags are supplemental devices to be used with the seat belts.
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CAUTION
■ SRS airbag precautions
● If the seat belt extender has been con-
nected to the driver's seat belt buckle but
the seat belt extender has not also been
fastened to the latch plate of the driver's
seat belt, the SRS driver's airbag system
will judge that the driver is wearing the seat
belt even though the seat belt has not been
connected. In this case, the driver's airbag
may not activate correctly in a collision,
resulting in death or serious injury in the
event of collision. Be sure to wear the seat
belt with the seat belt extender.
● The SRS front passenger airbag also deploys with considerable force, and can
cause death or serious injury especially if the front passenger is very close to the
airbag. The front passenger seat should be as far from the airbag as possible with
the seatback adjusted, so the front passenger sits upright.
● Improperly seated and/or restrained infants and children can be killed or seri-
ously injured by a deploying airbag. An infant or child who is too small to use a
seat belt should be properly secured using a child restraint system. Lexus strongly
recommends that all infants and children be placed in the rear seats of the vehicle
and properly restrained. The rear seats are the safest for infants and children.
(P. 72)
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CAUTION
■ SRS airbag precautions
● Do not sit on the edge of the seat or lean
against the dashboard.
front passenger while the vehicle is moving.
● Do not drive the vehicle while the driver or
passenger have items resting on their
knees.
● Do not lean against the door, the roof side
rail or the front, center and rear pillars.
● Do not allow anyone to kneel on the front
passenger seat toward the door or put their
head or hands outside the vehicle.
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● Do not allow a child to sit on the knees of a
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CAUTION
■ SRS airbag precautions
● Do not attach anything to or lean anything
against areas such as the dashboard or
steering wheel pad. These items can
become projectiles when SRS driver and
front passenger airbags deploy.
● Do not attach anything to areas such as the
door, windshield glass, side door glass,
front, center and roof side garnish, roof
interior or assist grip.
● Do not hang coat hangers or other hard
objects on the coat hooks. All of these
items could become projectiles and seriously injure or kill you, should the SRS curtain shield airbag deploy.
● Do not use seat accessories which cover the front seat as they may interfere with
inflation of the front passenger airbag.
● Do not use seat accessories which cover the parts where the SRS side airbags
inflate as they may interfere with inflation of the airbags.
● Do not strike or apply significant levels of force to the area of the SRS airbag
components shown on P. 55. Doing so can cause the SRS airbags to malfunction.
● Do not touch any of the component parts immediately after the SRS airbags have
deployed (inflated) as they may be hot.
● If breathing becomes difficult after the SRS airbag has deployed, open a door or
window to allow fresh air in, or leave the vehicle if it is safe to do so. Wash off any
residue as soon as possible to prevent skin irritation.
● If the areas where the SRS airbags are stored, such as the steering wheel pad and
front pillar garnish, are damaged or cracked, have them replaced by your Lexus
dealer.
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CAUTION
■ Modification and disposal of SRS airbag system components
Do not dispose of your vehicle or perform any of the following modifications without consulting your Lexus dealer. The SRS airbag may malfunction or deploy
(inflate) accidentally, causing death or serious injury.
● 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
● Repairs or modifications 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 mobile two-way radios or CD players
● Modifications to your vehicle for a person with a physical disability.
Deactivating the curtain shield airbags in a vehicle rollover
ON/OFF (Pressing longer)
The RSCA OFF (roll sensing of
curtain shield airbags off)
indicator light turns on.
(Only when the ignition key is in
the “ON” position.)
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● Installation, removal, disassembly and repair of the SRS airbags
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■ This switch only should be used
In a situation where the inflation is not desired (such as during extreme off road driving).
■ Operating conditions when the RSCA OFF indicator turns on
● The curtain shield airbag and seat belt pretensioner will not activate in a vehicle
rollover.
● The curtain shield airbag will activate in a severe side impact.
CAUTION
■ While normal driving
Make sure the RSCA OFF indicator light is not turned on. If it is left on, the curtain
shield airbag will not activate in the event of an accident, which may cause death or
serious injury.
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Front passenger occupant classification system
Your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger occupant classification system. This system detects the conditions of the front passenger seat and
activates or deactivates the devices for front passenger.
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SRS warning light
AIRBAG OFF indicator light
AIRBAG ON indicator light
Front passenger’s seat belt reminder light
Condition and operation in the front passenger occupant classification system
■ Adult*1
Indicator/
warning light
Devices
AIRBAG ON and AIRBAG OFF
indicator lights
SRS warning light
Front passenger’s seat belt reminder light
Front passenger airbag
Side airbag on the front passenger seat
Curtain shield airbag
in the front passenger side
Front passenger’s seat belt pretensioner
ON
Off
Flashing*2
Activated
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■ Child*3 or child restraint system*4
Indicator/
warning light
Devices
AIRBAG ON and AIRBAG OFF
indicator lights
SRS warning light
Front passenger’s seat belt reminder light
Front passenger airbag
Side airbag on the front passenger seat
Curtain shield airbag
in the front passenger side
Front passenger’s seat belt pretensioner
OFF*5
Off
Flashing*2
Deactivated
Activated
■ Unoccupied
Indicator/
warning light
Devices
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AIRBAG ON and AIRBAG OFF
indicator lights
SRS warning light
Front passenger’s seat belt reminder light
Front passenger airbag
Side airbag on the front passenger seat
Curtain shield airbag
in the front passenger side
Front passenger’s seat belt pretensioner
Not illuminated
Off
Deactivated
Activated
Deactivated
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■ There is a malfunction in the system
Indicator/
warning light
OFF
On
Off
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Deactivated
Activated
*1: The system judges a person of adult size as an adult. When a smaller
adult sits in the front passenger seat, the system may recognize him/
her as a child depending on his/her physique and posture.
*2: In the event the front passenger does not wear a seat belt.
*3: When a larger child who has outgrown a child restraint system sits in
the front passenger seat, the system may recognize him/her as an
adult depending on his/her physique or posture.
*4: Never install a real-facing child restraint system on the front passenger seat. A forward-facing child restraint system should only be
installed on the front passenger seat when it is unavoidable.
(P. 72)
*5: In case indicator is not illuminated, consult this manual as for installing
the child restraint system properly. (P. 75)
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Devices
AIRBAG ON and AIRBAG OFF
indicator lights
SRS warning light
Front passenger’s seat belt reminder light
Front passenger airbag
Side airbag on the front passenger seat
Curtain shield airbag
in the front passenger side
Front passenger’s seat belt pretensioner
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CAUTION
■ Front passenger occupant classification system precautions
Observe the following precautions regarding front passenger occupant classification system.
Failure to do so may cause death or serious injury.
● Wear the seat belt properly.
● Make sure the front passenger’s seat belt tab has not been left inserted into the
buckle before someone sits in the front passenger seat.
● Make sure the AIRBAG OFF indicator light is not illuminated when using the seat
belt extender for the front passenger seat. If the AIRBAG OFF indicator light is
illuminated, disconnect the extender tongue from the seat belt buckle, then
reconnect the seat belt. Reconnect the seat belt extender after making sure the
AIRBAG ON indicator light is illuminated. If you use the seat belt extender while
the AIRBAG OFF indicator light is illuminated, the front passenger airbag and
side airbag on the front passenger side may not activate correctly, which could
cause death or serious injury in the event of collision.
● Do not apply a heavy load to the front passenger seat.
● Do not put weight on the front passenger seat by putting your hands or feet on
the front passenger seat seatback from the second seat passenger seat.
● Do not let a second seat passenger lift the front passenger seat with their feet or
press on the seatback with their legs.
● Do not put objects under the front passenger seat.
● Do not recline the front passenger seatback so far that it touches a second seat.
This may cause the AIRBAG OFF indicator light to be illuminated, which indicates that the passenger’s airbags will not deploy in the event of a severe accident. If the seatback touches the second seat, return the seatback to a position
where it does not touch the second seat. Keep the front passenger seatback as
upright as possible when the vehicle is moving. Reclining the seatback excessively may lessen the effectiveness of the seat belt system.
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CAUTION
■ Front passenger occupant classification system precautions
● If an adult sits in the front passenger seat, the AIRBAG ON indicator light is illu-
● When it is unavoidable to install the forward-facing child restraint system on the
front passenger seat, install the child restraint system on the front passenger seat
in the proper order. (P. 75)
● Do not remove the front seat.
● Do not kick the front passenger seat or subject it to severe impact. Otherwise,
the SRS warning light may come on to indicate a malfunction on the detection
system. In this case, contact your Lexus dealer immediately.
● Child restraint systems installed on the second seat should not contact the front
seat backs.
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iminated. If the AIRBAG OFF indicator is illuminated, ask the passenger to sit up
straight, well back in the seat, feet on the floor, and with the seat belt worn correctly. If the AIRBAG OFF indicator still remain illuminated, either ask the passenger to move to the second seat, or if that is not possible, move the front
passenger seat fully rearward.
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Child restraint systems
A child restraint system for a small child or baby must itself be properly
restrained on the seat with the lap portion of the lap/shoulder belt.
The laws of all 50 states of the U.S.A. and Canada now require the use of
child restraint systems.
Points to remember
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 appropriate to the age and size of the
child.
● For installation details, follow the instructions provided with the child
restraint system.
General installation instructions are provided in this manual. (P. 75)
Types of child restraints
Child restraint systems are classified into the following 3 types according
to the age and size of the child.
Infant seat
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Convertible seat
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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 luggage compartment.
■ Selecting an appropriate child restraint system
Get an appropriate child restraint system for the child. If a child is too large for a
child restraint system, sit the child on a rear seat and use the vehicle's seat belt.
(P. 24)
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CAUTION
■ Child restraint precautions
● For effective protection in automobile accidents and sudden stops, a child must
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.
● Lexus strongly urges the use of a proper child restraint system that conforms to
the size of the child, installed on the rear seat. According to accident statistics, the
child is safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat.
● Never install a rear-facing child restraint system on the front passenger seat even
if the AIRBAG OFF indicator light illuminates. 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 allowed to be installed on the front
passenger seat only when it is unavoidable. Always move the seat as far back as
possible even if the AIRBAG OFF indicator light illuminates, because the front
passenger airbag could inflate with 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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Installing child restraints
Follow the child restraint system manufacturer's instructions. Firmly
secure the child restraints using the seat belt. If using the lower anchorages, use the top strap as well, and be sure to secure both firmly.
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Seat belts equipped with a
child restraint locking mechanism (ALR/ELR belts except
driver’s and third center seat
belts) (P. 24)
Child restraint lower anchorages
Lower anchorages are provided for the left and center second seat. (Buttons displaying the
location of the anchorages are
attached to the seats.)
Anchor bracket
(for top strap)
Anchor brackets are provided
for all second seats.
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Installing child restraints using a seat belt (child restraint lock function belt)
■ Rear facing child seat Infant/convertible
Place the child seat on the second
STEP 1
or third outboard seat facing the
rear of the vehicle.
STEP 2
Run the seat belt through the child
seat and insert the plate into the
buckle. Make sure that the belt is
not twisted.
STEP 3
Fully extend the shoulder belt and
then allow it to retract slightly in
order to activate the ALR lock
mode.
Lock mode allows the seat belt to
retract only.
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STEP 4
While pushing the child seat down
into the seat, allow the shoulder
belt to retract until the child seat is
securely in place.
■ Forward facing Convertible child seat
Place the child seat on the seat
STEP 1
facing the front of the vehicle.
STEP 2
Run the seat belt through the child
seat and insert the plate into the
buckle. Make sure that the belt is
not twisted.
STEP 3
Fully extend the shoulder strap and
then allow it to retract slightly into
the ALR lock mode.
Lock mode allows the seat belt to
retract only.
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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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STEP 4
While pushing the child seat into
the 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.
■ Booster seat
STEP 1
Place the child seat on the seat
facing the front of the vehicle.
STEP 2
Sit the child in the child seat. Fit the
seat belt to the child seat according to the manufacturer's instructions and insert the plate into the
buckle. Make sure that the belt is
not twisted.
Check that the shoulder belt is correctly positioned over the child's
shoulder, and that the lap belt is as
low as possible. (P. 24)
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Installing child restraints using a seat belt (2-point type seat belt)
■ Rear facing child seat Infant/convertible
Place the child seat on the third
STEP 1
center seat facing the rear of the
vehicle.
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STEP 2
Run the seat belt through the child
seat and insert the plate into the
buckle. Make sure that the belt is
not twisted.
STEP 3
While pushing the child seat down
into the seat, allow the belt to tight
by pulling its free end until the child
seat is securely in place.
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Removing a child restraint installed with a seat belt
Push the buckle release button
and fully retract the seat belt.
Installation with child restraint lower anchorages
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STEP 1
Fold the seatback forward and
then back to the 1st lock position
(most upright position) until it locks
into place.
STEP 2
Take off the cover between the
seat cushion and seatback and
confirm the position of the lower
anchorages below the symbol in
the seatback.
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Type A
Latch the hooks of the lower straps
onto the anchorages.
STEP 3
If the child restraint has a top strap,
the top strap should be latched
onto the anchorage.
Canada only
Type B
Latch the buckles onto the anchorages.
STEP 3
If the child restraint has a top strap,
the top strap should be latched
onto the anchorage.
For owners in Canada:
The symbol on a child restraint system indicates the presence of a
lower anchorage system.
Canada only
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For owners in Canada:
The symbol on a child restraint system indicates the presence of a
lower anchorage system.
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Child restraint systems with a top strap
STEP 1
Secure the child restraint using a
seat belt or lower anchors, and
remove the head restraint.
STEP 2
Take off the carpet, latch the hook
onto the anchor bracket and
tighten the top strap.
Make sure the top strap is securely
latched.
STEP 3
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Replace the head restraint.
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■ Laws and regulations pertaining to anchorages
Anchorages conform to FMVSS225 or CMVSS210.2.
Child restraint systems conforming to FMVSS213 or CMVSS213 specifications
can be used.
This vehicle is designed to conform to the SAE J1819.
■ When installing a booster seat
Do not fully extend the shoulder belt to prevent the belt from going to ALR lock
mode: (P. 26)
● ALR mode causes the belt to tighten only which could cause injury or discomfort
to the child.
● Do not allow the child to play with the seat belt or the child could be killed or seri-
ous injured.
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CAUTION
■ When installing a child restraint system
Follow the directions given in the child restraint system installation manual and fix
the child restraint system securely in place.
If the child restraint system is not correctly fixed in place, the child may be seriously
injured or even killed in the event of sudden braking or an accident.
● If the driver’s seat interferes with the child
restraint system and prevents it from being
attached correctly, attach the child restraint
system to the right-hand rear seat.
● Child restraint system installed on the third
seat should not contact the second seatbacks.
● 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 even if the AIRBAG OFF indicator light
illuminates. Failing to do so may result in
death or serious injury 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 the belt and tab are securely locked and that 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.
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CAUTION
■ Do not use a seat belt extender
If a seat belt extender is used when installing a child restraint system, the seat belt
will not securely hold the child restraint system, which could cause death or serious
injury to the child or other passengers in the event of a collision.
When using the lower anchorages, be sure that there are no foreign objects around
the anchorages and that the seat belt is not caught behind the child seat. Make sure
the child restraint system is securely attached, or it may cause death or serious
injury to the child in the event of a sudden stop or accident.
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■ To correctly attach a child restraint system to the anchorages
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2-1. Driving procedures................. 88
2
Driving the vehicle...................... 88
2-4. Using other driving
systems.................................... 120
Starting the engine ...................... 95
Cruise control ............................. 120
Automatic transmission............. 98
Rear view monitor system ...... 123
Turn signal lever .......................... 102
Lexus night view system........... 126
Parking brake............................... 103
AHC (Active Height Control
Suspension)............................... 130
2-2. Instrument cluster................... 104
AVS (Adaptive Variable
Suspension)............................... 138
Gauges and meters .................. 104
Indicators and warning
lights.............................................. 107
Four-wheel drive system ......... 139
Driving assist systems................ 142
Trip information display............. 110
2-5. Driving information................ 146
2-3. Operating the lights and
windshield wipers.................. 112
Off-road precautions............... 146
Headlight switch........................... 112
Vehicle load limits ...................... 155
Fog light switch.............................. 114
Winter driving tips ..................... 156
Windshield wipers and
washer............................................ 115
Trailer towing................................ 160
Cargo and luggage..................... 151
Dinghy towing .............................. 170
Rear window wiper and
washer........................................... 118
Headlight cleaner switch .......... 119
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Driving the vehicle
The following procedures should be observed to ensure safe driving.
■ Starting the engine (P. 95)
■ Driving
STEP 1 With the brake pedal depressed, shift the shift lever to “D”.
(P. 98)
STEP 2 Release the parking brake.
(P. 103)
Gradually release the brake pedal and gently push the accelerator pedal to accelerate the vehicle.
■ Stopping
STEP 1 With the shift lever in “D”, push the brake pedal.
STEP 2 If necessary, set the parking brake.
STEP 3
When the vehicle is stopped for an extended period of time, shift the
shift lever to “P” or “N”.
(P. 98)
■ Parking the vehicle
STEP 1 With the shift lever in “D”, push the brake pedal.
STEP 2 Set the parking brake.
(P. 103)
STEP 3 Shift the shift lever to “P”.
(P. 98)
STEP 4 Turn the ignition key to stop the engine.
STEP 5 Lock the door, making sure that you have the key on your person.
Starting on a steep incline
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
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Firmly set the parking brake and shift the shift lever to “D”.
Gently depress the accelerator pedal.
Release the parking brake.
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■ Breaking in your new Lexus
To extend the life of the vehicle, the following precautions are recommended to
observe:
● For the first 200 miles (300 km):
Avoid sudden stops.
● For the first 500 miles (800 km):
Do not tow a trailer.
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● For the first 1000 miles (1600 km):
Do not drive at extremely high speeds.
Avoid sudden acceleration.
Do not drive continuously in the low gears.
Do not drive at a constant speed for extended periods.
When driving
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•
•
•
■ Operating your vehicle in a foreign country
Comply with the relevant vehicle registration laws and confirm the availability of the
correct fuel. (P. 370)
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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.
■ When driving the vehicle
● Do not drive if you are unfamiliar with the location of the brake and accelerator
pedals to avoid depressing the wrong pedal.
Accidentally depressing the accelerator pedal instead of the brake pedal will
result in sudden acceleration that may lead to an accident that could result in
death or serious injury.
● Do not drive the vehicle over or stop the vehicle near flammable materials.
● Do not let the vehicle roll backwards while the shift lever is in a driving position, or
roll forward while the shift lever is in “R”.
Doing so may cause the engine to stall or lead to poor brake and steering performance, resulting in an accident or damage to the vehicle.
● If the smell of exhaust is noticed inside the vehicle, open the windows and check
that the back door is closed.
Large amounts of exhaust in the vehicle can cause driver drowsiness and eventually, death. Have the cause of the problem inspected immediately.
● Do not under any circumstances shift the shift lever to “P”, “R” or “N” while the
vehicle is moving.
Doing so can cause significant damage to the transmission and may result in a
loss of vehicle control.
● Do not shift the shift lever to “N” while the vehicle is moving.
Doing so may cause the engine brake not to operate properly and lead to an
accident.
● Do not turn the engine off while driving.
The power steering and brake booster systems will not operate properly if the
engine is off.
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CAUTION
■ When driving the vehicle
● Use engine braking (downshift) to maintain a safe speed when driving down a
steep hill.
Using the brakes continuously may cause the brakes to overheat and lose effectiveness. (P. 99)
● 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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● Be careful when driving on slippery surfaces, as the vehicle may spin or skid when
● Do not adjust the position of the steering wheel, the seat, or the inside or outside
rear view mirrors while driving.
Doing so may result in a loss of vehicle control that can cause accidents that may
result in death or serious injury.
● Always check that all passengers' arms, heads or other parts of their bodies are
not outside the vehicle, as this may result in death or serious injury.
● Do not drive in excess of the speed limit. Even if the legal speed limit permits it, do
not drive over 85 mph (140 km/h) unless your vehicle has high-speed capability
tires. Driving over 85 mph (140 km/h) may result in tire failure, loss of control and
possible injury. Be sure to consult a tire dealer to determine whether the tires on
your vehicle are high-speed capability tires or not before driving at such speeds.
● If you drive through deep water over about 500 mm (20 in.) in depth, put the
vehicle height in the HI (High) mode with the active height select switch and then
turn off the active height control suspension by pushing the height control switch.
Drive your vehicle at 30 km/h (19 mph) or lower speed.
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downshifting, rapidly accelerating, braking or turning.
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CAUTION
■ When shifting the shift lever
Be careful not to shift the shift lever with the accelerator pedal depressed.
This may lead to unexpected rapid acceleration of the vehicle that may cause an
accident and result in death or serious injury.
■ 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.
■ When the vehicle is parked
● Do not leave glasses, cigarette lighters, spray cans, or soft drink cans in the vehi-
cle when it is in the sun.
Failure to do so may result in the following:
• Gas may leak from a cigarette lighter or spray can, and may lead to a fire.
• The temperature inside the vehicle may cause the plastic lenses and plastic
material of eye glasses to deform or crack.
• Soft drink cans may fracture, causing the contents to spray over the interior of
the vehicle, and may also cause a short circuit in the vehicle's electrical components.
● Always apply the parking brake, shift the shift lever to “P”, stop the engine and
lock the vehicle.
Do not leave the vehicle unattended while the engine is running.
● Do not touch the exhaust pipe while the engine is running or immediately after
turning the engine off.
Doing so may cause burns.
● Do not leave the engine running in an area with snow build up, or where snow is
expected to fall.
Exhaust gases may enter the vehicle and cause gas poisoning.
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CAUTION
■ When taking a nap in the vehicle
Always turn the engine off.
Otherwise, you may accidentally move the shift lever or press the accelerator
pedal, which could cause an accident or fire due to abnormal engine overheating.
Additionally, if the vehicle is parked in a poorly ventilated area, exhaust fumes may
enter the vehicle and cause gas poisoning.
■ When braking the vehicle
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● When the brakes are wet, drive more cautiously.
● If the brake assist function does not operate, do not follow other vehicles closely
and avoid downhill or sharp turns that require braking.
In this case, braking is still possible, but it will require more force on the pedal than
usual. Braking distance may also increase.
● Do not pump the brake pedal if the engine stalls.
Each push on the pedal uses up your reserved brake fluid pressure.
● The brake system consists of 2 individual hydraulic systems: if one of the systems
fails, the other will still operate. In this case, the brake pedal should be depressed
more firmly than usual and braking distance becomes longer.
Do not drive your vehicle with only a single brake system. Have your brakes fixed
immediately.
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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.
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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 shift lever in “P”. Failure to do so may cause the vehicle to move or
the vehicle may accelerate suddenly if the accelerator pedal is accidentally
depressed.
■ 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)
Have your Lexus dealer check and replace the brake pads as soon as possible.
The rotor damage can result if the pads are not replaced when needed.
It is dangerous to drive the vehicle when the wear limits of the brake pads and/or
that of the brake discs are exceeded.
■ If you get a flat tire 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. 346)
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Starting the engine
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■ Ignition switch
LOCK:
The steering wheel is locked
and the key can be removed.
ACC:
Some electrical components
such as the audio system can be
used.
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ON:
All electrical components can
be used.
START
■ Starting the engine
STEP 1 Check that the parking brake is set.
STEP 2 Check that the shift lever is set in “P”.
STEP 3 Sit in the driver’s seat and firmly depress the brake pedal.
STEP 4 Turn the ignition key to the “START” position and start the
engine.
■ Turning the key from “ACC” to “LOCK”
STEP 1 Shift the shift lever to “P”.
STEP 2 Push in the key and turn to the
“LOCK” position.
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■ Steering lock release
When starting the engine, the ignition switch
may seem stuck in the “LOCK” position. To
free it, turn the ignition key while turning the
steering wheel sightly in either direction.
■ If the engine does not start
The engine immobilizer system may not have been deactivated. (P. 47)
■ Starting the engine using the flat key
STEP 1
Remove the flat key from its case. Insert the
key into the ignition switch.
STEP 2
Bring the key case close to the ignition switch
within 10 seconds as indicated by an arrow.
STEP 3 Put the key case away when the indicator light goes out. This means the
engine immobilizer system has turned off.
STEP 4 Start the engine within 60 seconds after the indicator light goes off.
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■ Cranking hold function
Once you turn the ignition key to “START” position and release it, the function continues to crank the engine in “ON” position until it starts. If the engine has not
started, the function stops after about 25 seconds. Wait a few seconds and restart
it.
■ Leak detection pump
Several hours after the engine is turned off, you may hear a sound coming from
underneath the luggage compartment for several minutes. This is normal operation
and does not indicate a malfunction.
■ When starting the engine
Always start the engine while sitting in the driver’s seat. Do not press the accelerator pedal while starting the engine under any circumstances.
Doing so may cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.
■ When driving
Do not turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position while driving. If, in an emergency, you must turn the engine off while the vehicle is moving, turn the key only to
the “ACC” position.
NOTICE
■ To prevent battery discharge
Do not leave the ignition key in the “ACC” or “ON” position for long periods without the engine running.
■ When starting the engine
● Do not race a cold engine.
● If the engine becomes difficult to start or stalls frequently, have the engine
checked immediately.
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CAUTION
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Automatic transmission
Select a shift position appropriate for the driving conditions.
■ Shifting the shift lever
While the ignition key is
in the “ON” position,
depress the brake pedal
and move the shift lever.
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■ Shift position uses
Function
P
Parking the vehicle or starting the engine
R
Reversing
N
Neutral
D
Normal driving*
4
Position for engine braking
3,2
Position for more powerful engine braking
L
Position for maximum engine braking
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Shift position
*: To improve fuel consumption and reduce noises, set the shift lever in the
“D” position for normal driving.
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■ Selecting a driving mode
The following patterns can be selected to suit current driving and
operating conditions.
Normal mode
Power mode
For powerful acceleration and
driving in mountainous regions.
“2nd STRT” (second start)
For starting on slippery road
surfaces, such as on snow.
Press “2nd” to return to normal
mode.
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■ Downshifting restrictions
Keep the engine rpm from going into red zone. The maximum allowable speed is as
follows:
Maximum speed mph (km/h)
Downshifting
Transfer
“H”
43
32 (51)
80 (129)
32
21 (35)
54 (88)
21
9 (14)
22 (37)
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“L”
■ When driving with the cruise control system
The engine brake will not operate when downshifting from “D” to “4”. (P. 120)
■ “2nd STRT” mode automatic deactivation
“2nd STRT” mode is automatically deactivated if the engine is turned off after driving in “2nd STRT” mode.
■ If the shift lever cannot be shifted from “P”
P. 358
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Turn signal lever
Left turn
Right turn
Move and hold the lever partway to signal a lane change
The left hand signal will flash
until you release the lever.
Move and hold the lever partway to signal a lane change
The right hand signal will flash
until you release the lever.
■ Turn signals can be operated when
The ignition key is in the “ON” position.
■ If the indicators flash faster than usual
Check that a light bulb in the front or rear turn signal lights has not burned out.
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Parking brake
Sets the parking brake
Fully set the parking brake while
depressing the brake pedal.
Releases the parking
brake
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Canada
■ 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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NOTICE
2-2. Instrument cluster
Gauges and meters
The units used on the speedometer may differ depending on the target
region.
The following gauges, meters and display illuminate when the ignition
key is turned to the “ON” position.
Voltmeter
Displays the charge state.
Speedometer
Displays the vehicle speed.
Tachometer
Displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute.
Engine oil pressure gauge
Displays the engine oil pressure.
Engine coolant temperature gauge
Displays the engine coolant temperature.
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Odometer
Displays the total distance the vehicle has been driven.
Trip meter
Displays the distance the vehicle has been driven since the meter was last
reset. Trip meters A and B can be used to record and display different distances independently.
Odometer / trip meter and trip meter reset knob
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Switches between odometer and trip meter displays. Pushing and holding
the button will reset the trip meter when the trip meter is being displayed.
When driving
Fuel gauge
Displays the quantity of fuel remaining in the tank.
Instrument panel light control
The brightness of the instrument panel lights can be adjusted.
Darker
Brighter
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2-2. Instrument cluster
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 engine speed.
● The engine may be overheating if the engine coolant temperature gauge is in the
red zone (“H”). In this case, immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place. Check
the engine after it has cooled completely. (P. 363)
■ While driving
● When the voltmeter indicates more than 19 V or less than 9 V, the battery may be
malfunctioning. Have your vehicle checked at your Lexus dealer.
● When the engine oil pressure gauge does not work properly, immediately stop
the engine and contact your Lexus dealer.
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2-2. Instrument cluster
Indicators and warning lights
The indicator and warning lights on the instrument cluster and center
panel inform the driver of the status of the vehicle’s various systems.
Instrument cluster
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The units used on the speedometer and some indicators may differ depending on the target region.
Center panel
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■ Indicators
The indicators inform the driver of the operating state of the vehicle’s various systems.
Turn signal indicator
(P. 102)
Active height control indicator (P. 130)
* Vehicle stability control
Headlight high beam indicator (P. 112)
system OFF indicator
(P. 143)
Headlight indicator
(P. 112)
(U.S.A.)
Center differential lock
indicator (P. 143)
* Active traction control
Tail light indicator
(P. 112)
(Canada)
(U.S.A.)
Cruise control indicator
(P. 120)
*
Slip indicator (P. 142)
system indicator
(P. 143)
* Active traction control
(Canada)
system indicator
(P. 143)
* “AIRBAG ON/OFF” indicator(P. 67)
* Roll sensing of curtain
shield airbags off indicator (P. 65)
“PWR” mode indicator
(P. 100)
Automatic transmission
second start indicator
(P. 100)
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Automatic transmission
indicator (P. 99)
2-2. Instrument cluster
■ Warning lights
Warning lights inform the driver of malfunctions in the indicated
vehicle’s systems. (P. 337)
*
*
(U.S.A.)
*
(U.S.A.)
*
*
(Canada)
*
(U.S.A.)
*
*
(Canada)
*
*
*
*
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When driving
(U.S.A.)
*: These lights turn on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position
to indicate that a system check is being performed. They will turn off
after the engine is started, or after a few seconds. There may be a malfunction in a system if the lights do 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 and the SRS airbag warning lights not
come on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position, 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
Trip information display
The trip information display presents the driver with a variety of drivingrelated data.
Display items can be switched
by pushing the “MODE” switch.
Trip information
■ Average vehicle speed
Displays the average vehicle speed since the engine
was started or the function was reset.
The function can be reset by pushing the “RESET”
switch for longer than one second when the average
vehicle speed is displayed.
■ Driving distance
Displays the driving distance since engine was
started or the function was reset.
The function can be rest pushing the “RESET” switch for
longer than one second when the driving distance is
displayed.
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2-2. Instrument cluster
■ Driving range
Displays the estimated maximum distance that can
be driven with the quantity of fuel remaining.
This distance is computed based on your average fuel
consumption. As a result, the actual distance that can be
driven may differ from that displayed.
■ Average fuel consumption
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■ Current fuel consumption
Displays the current rate of fuel consumption.
■ Changing the unit shown on the display
STEP 1 Push and hold the “MODE” switch until the unit flashes.
STEP 2
Push the “RESET” switch to change the unit.
The unit on the outside temperature display
is also changed.
STEP 3 Push the “MODE” switch.
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Displays the average fuel consumption since the
vehicle was last refueled.
2-3. Operating the lights and windshield wipers
Headlight switch
The headlights can be operated manually or automatically.
U.S.A.
Canada
The side marker, parking,
tail, license plate and
instrument panel lights
turn on.
The headlights and all
lights listed above turn
on.
The headlights and all the
lights listed above turn
on and off automatically.
(When the ignition key is
turned to the “ON” position.)
Turning on the high beam headlights
With the headlights on, push the
lever forward to turn on the high
beams.
Pull the lever back to the center
position to turn the high beams off.
Pull the lever toward you to turn
on the high beams.
Release to turn them off. You can
flash the high beams with the headlights on or off.
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■ Daytime running light system
To make your vehicle more visible to other drivers, the headlights turn on automatically (at a reduced intensity) whenever the engine is started and the parking brake
is released. Daytime running lights are not designed for use at night.
■ Headlight control sensor
■ Automatic light off system
The headlights and tail lights turn off 30 seconds after a door is opened or closed if
the ignition key has been turned to the “ACC” or “LOCK” while the headlights are
turned on. (The lights turn off immediately if the LOCK button on the key is pressed
after all doors are locked.)
To turn the lights on again, turn the ignition key to the “ON” position, or turn the light
switch “OFF” once and then back to the
or
position.
■ Customization
Settings (e.g. light sensor sensitivity) can be changed. (P. 389)
NOTICE
■ To prevent battery discharge
Do not leave the lights on longer than necessary when the engine is not running.
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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 to malfunction.
2-3. Operating the lights 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 are on low beam.
OFF
ON
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2-3. Operating the lights and windshield wipers
Windshield wipers and washer
With “AUTO” selected, the wipers will operate automatically when the
sensor detects falling rain. The system automatically adjusts wiper timing in
accordance with rain volume and vehicle speed.
Sensor sensitivity (low)
Sensor sensitivity (high)
Rain-sensing wiper operation
Low speed wiper operation
High speed wiper operation
Wash/wipe operation
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When driving
■ The windshield wiper and washer can be operated when
The ignition key is in the “ON” position.
■ Dripping prevention wiper sweep
After washing and wiping operation several times, the wipers operate one more
time after a short delay to prevent dripping.
However, the last sweep will not happen if the vehicle is traveling above 106 mph
(170 km/h).
■ Effects of vehicle speed on wiper operation
With the settings other than “AUTO” also, the time until drip prevention wiper
sweep occurs is changed depending on vehicle speed.
With “LO” selected, wiper operation will be switched from low speed to intermittent wiper operation only when the vehicle is stationary.
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2-3. Operating the lights and windshield wipers
■ Rain drop sensor
The sensor judges the amount of raindrops.
■ If no windshield washer fluid sprays
Check that the washer nozzles are not blocked if there is washer fluid in the windshield washer fluid reservoir.
■ In extremely hot or cold weather
The system will turn off if the windshield gets extremely hot (at more than 194F
[90C]) or cold (at less than -22F [-30C]).
■ Windshield wiper features
● The rear window and outside rear view mirror defoggers automatically turn on
when you operate the wipers.
■ Customization
Settings (e.g. drip prevention function) can be changed. (P. 389)
CAUTION
■ Caution regarding the use of windshield wipers in “AUTO” mode
The windshield wipers may operate unexpectedly if the sensor is touched or the
windshield is subject to vibration in “AUTO” mode. Take care that your fingers or
anything else do not become caught in the windshield wipers.
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NOTICE
■ When the windshield is dry
Do not use the wipers, as they may damage the windshield.
■ When there is no washer fluid spray from the nozzle
Damage to the washer fluid pump may be caused if the lever is pulled toward you
and held continually.
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Rear window wiper and washer
Intermittent window wiper
operation
Normal window wiper operation
Washer operation
Washer/wiper operation
■ The rear window wiper and washer can be operated when
The ignition key is in the “ON” position.
■ Dripping prevention wiper sweep
After washing and wiping operation several times, the wipers operate one more
time after a short delay to prevent dripping.
■ Effect of vehicle and shift position on wiper operation
● With “HI” selected, wiper operation will be switched from low speed to intermit-
tent wiper operation only the vehicle is stationary.
● With “LO” or “OFF” selected, the rear window wiper sweeps once when you
shift the shift lever to “R” while windshield wipers operating or with 17 seconds
from their deactivation.
NOTICE
■ When the rear window is dry
Do not use the wipers, as they may damage the rear window.
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Headlight cleaner switch (if equipped)
Washer fluid can be sprayed on the headlights.
Press the switch to clean the
headlights.
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When the ignition key is in the “ON” position and the headlight switch is turned
ON.
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 cleaner motor to overheat.
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■ The headlight cleaner can be operated when
2-4. Using other driving systems
Cruise control
Use the cruise control to maintain a set speed without using the accelerator.
■ Set the vehicle speed
STEP 1
Turn the “ON-OFF” button ON.
Push the button once more to
deactivate the cruise control.
STEP 2
Accelerate or decelerate to the
desired speed and press the
lever down to set the cruise
control speed.
■ Adjusting the speed setting
Increase speed
Decrease speed
Hold the lever until the desired
speed setting is obtained.
Fine adjustment of the set speed
(approximately 1.0 mph [1.6 km/
h]) can be made by lightly pressing the lever up or down and
releasing it.
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■ Canceling and resuming regular acceleration
Cancel
Push the lever towards you to
cancel cruise control.
The setting is also canceled
when the brake pedal is
depressed.
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Resume
When driving
To resume cruise control and
return to the set speed, push the
lever up.
■ Cruise control can be set when
● The shift lever is in the “D” or “4”.
● Vehicle speed is between approximately 25 mph (40 km/h) and 125 mph
(200 km/h).
■ Accelerating
The vehicle can be accelerated normally. After acceleration, the set speed
resumes.
■ Automatic cruise control cancelation
The set speed is automatically canceled in any of the following situations.
● Actual vehicle speed falls more than 10 mph (16 km/h) below the preset vehicle
speed
● Actual vehicle speed is below 25 mph (40 km/h)
● VSC is activated
■ If the cruise control indicator light flashes
Turn the “ON-OFF” button off once, and then reactivate the system.
If the cruise control speed cannot be set or if the cruise control cancels immediately
after being activated, there may be a malfunction in the cruise control system. Have
the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer.
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CAUTION
■ To avoid operating the cruise control by mistake
Keep the “ON-OFF” button off when not in use.
■ Situations unsuitable for cruise control
Do not use cruise control in any of the following situations.
Doing so may result in control of the vehicle being lost and could cause serious or
fatal accident.
● In heavy traffic
● On roads with sharp bends
● On slippery roads, such as those covered with rain, ice or snow
● On steep hills
● On winding roads
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2-4. Using other driving systems
Rear view monitor system (if equipped)
The rear view monitor system assists the driver by displaying an image of
the view behind the vehicle while reversing. The image is displayed in
reverse on the screen. This allows the image to appear in the same manner
as that of the rear view mirror.
Rear view image is displayed
when the shift lever is in “R”.
If you move the lever out of “R”,
the screen returns to the previous one.
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■ 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.
Corner of bumper
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2-4. Using other driving systems
■ Rear view monitor system camera
In the following cases, it may be 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 get on the camera, or
when humidity is high (e.g. when it rains).
• If foreign matter (e.g. snow or mud) get
on the camera lens.
• If the sun or headlights are shining directly
into the camera lens.
■ Smear effect
If a bright light (e.g., 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 (e.g., 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
■ Observe these precautions to avoid an accident that could result in death or seri-
ous 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 back door is open.
● If the back of the vehicle is hit, the camera's position and mounting angle may
change. Contact 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
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Lexus night view system (if equipped)
The Lexus night view system assists the driver by displaying a monochrome
image of the view in front of the vehicle while driving at night.
Near-infrared rays are irradiated forward and an image converted from its irradiated light is
shown on the head-up display.
The image is shown ranging
from the tip of the low beam to
the high beam.
Near-infrared floodlight
Near-infrared camera
Head-up display
Automatic light control
sensor
■ Turning on the system and adjusting the brightness of the display
ON/OFF
“MAIN” indicator light comes
on when the system is on.
Darker
Brighter
If the display is too bright, you
cannot
see
surroundings
through the windshield clearly.
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■ The Lexus night view system can be operated when
● The ignition key is in the “ON” position.
● It is dark outside.
● The headlights are on.
When all the above conditions are met, the head-up display shutter opens automatically and the image sent from the head-up display is shown on the windshield.
■ “BEAM” indicator
● When the vehicle starts moving with the system on, the near-infrared floodlight
■ Conditions unfavorable to correct operation
In the following conditions, the image may not be clear or the view of the road
ahead may not be shown at all.
● Driving on hills with many up and down slopes.
● Driving on road with curves.
● In severe weather conditions such as rain, fog or snow.
● Strong near-infrared light emission, such as the light coming from a vehicle run-
ning in the opposite lane, enters the near-infrared camera.
● An object or clothing of a pedestrian is made of a certain kind of material (ex.
leather).
● The windshield or the lens of the near-infrared floodlight is dirty. (Always keep
the windshield and the lens clean.)
● Double vision of image reduces clarity in some situation.
● The top of the windshield fogs up.
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is irradiated and the “BEAM” indicator light comes on.
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CAUTION
■ While driving
● This system should be used as a supplemental aid to help you see objects. Never
depend on this system only. Be sure to view objects with your own eyes.
● This system is designed to help you see objects better when driving in a flat area
with few curves in darkness. Use of this function in an area with many curves or
slopes or in a well-lit area could cause an accident.
■ Conditions which may affect the Lexus night view system
● If the front bumper is deformed in a collision, etc., the performance of the near-
infrared floodlight will be affected. Have it repaired or replaced by your Lexus
dealer.
● If you notice the inner lens of the near-infrared camera is dirty, have it inspected
by your Lexus dealer.
● If the top of the windshield fogs up, the lens of the near-infrared camera will also
fog up, resulting in deterioration of the system performance. Defog the windshield by pushing the windshield air flow button on the air conditioning.
● If the outside temperature is low, the head-up display may darken or it may take
time to display the image with the system on.
● The automatic light control sensor may not function properly if an object is placed
on the sensor, or anything that blocks the sensor is affixed to the windshield.
■ To avoid injury
The near-infrared floodlight irradiates strong energy nut visible to the eyes. Do not
stare at the floodlight at close range for a long time.
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NOTICE
■ To avoid damaging the head-up display
● Do not put anything in front of the head-up display shutter. It may hinder the open-
ing or closing of the shutter.
● Do not let drinks spill on the head-up display.
● If an object gets caught in the shutter and it dose not close securely, open the shut-
ter with your hand and remove the object. The shutter will function properly after
you turn the ignition off and then on.
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AHC (Active Height Control Suspension)
AHC adjusts the vehicle height in accordance with driving conditions.
There are 3 selectable modes, “HI” (high), “N” (normal), and “LO” (low).
■ Height control switch
“▲” (Up) switch
“▼” (Down) switch
“OFF” switch
Push while the vehicle is
stopped. The “OFF” indicator
light will come on, and the vehicle height will be fixed in the
current mode. Push the switch
again to turn the system back
on.
■ AHC indicator lights
Height control mode indicators
Height control “OFF” indicator
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Vehicle height modes
Press “▲” to step up one height mode, and “▼” to step down one height
mode. (Ex. When in the low height mode, press “▲” once to switch to the
normal height mode, and twice to switch to the high height mode.)
■ “N” (normal) height mode
The standard vehicle height. This mode is suitable for ordinary driving.
■ “LO” (low) height mode
Vehicle height is 2.0 in. (50 mm) lower at the front, and 1.6 in. (40 mm)
lower at the rear than the normal mode height.
This mode allows easy access to the vehicle.
Low height mode is only available when the vehicle is stopped. When
you start the vehicle, normal height mode is automatically selected.
Conditions for changing the vehicle height mode
Some modes may not be selectable depending on the vehicle speed
when the four-wheel drive control lever is in the “H” position. Refer to the
following table.
Low mode
Normal mode
High mode
Vehicle stopped
Yes
Yes
Yes
Under 19 mph (30 km/h)
No
Yes
Yes
19 mph (30 km/h) or over
No
Yes
No
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■ “HI” (high) height mode
Vehicle height is 1.6 in. (40 mm) higher at the front, and 2.0 in. (50
mm) higher at the rear than the normal mode height.
This mode is suitable when driving on bumpy roads or through water.
High height mode is only available when the vehicle speed is under 19
mph (30 km/h).
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AHC indicator lights
If you change the vehicle height mode, the indicator lights change as follows:
• The current mode indicator light will turn off, and the selected mode
indicator light will begin flashing.
• Once the change in vehicle height is complete, the selected mode
indicator light will change from flashing to continuously lit.
If you press the height control switch while AHC is off, the current mode
indicator light will turn on and the selected mode indicator light will begin
flashing while the system starts up.
Once the system has started, the current mode indicator light will turn off.
■ Operating conditions
● The engine must be running.
● All side doors and the back door must be closed.
■ Automatic change in vehicle height when in the high mode
● If the vehicle speed exceeds 19 mph (30 km/h) with the four-wheel drive con-
trol lever in the “H” position, normal mode is automatically selected.
● If the vehicle speed exceeds 30 mph (50 km/h) with the four-wheel drive con-
trol lever in the “L” position, the vehicle height is lowered to 1.0 in. (25 mm)
higher than the normal mode height. If the vehicle speed drops to 12 mph (20
km/h) or less, high mode is automatically resumed.
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■ Extra high mode
If the vehicle becomes stuck, extra high mode may be automatically selected when
the vehicle height is in high mode with the four-wheel drive control lever in the “L”
position.
The vehicle height is raised to 2.8 in. (70 mm) higher than the normal mode height,
or slightly higher.
Extra high mode will change back to high mode when:
• The vehicle is no longer stuck
• The four-wheel drive control lever is shifted to a position other than “L”
● If you push “▼” when in extra high mode, normal mode is selected.
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■ Turning off the active height control suspension
● The system will remain off until the switch is pushed again, even if the ignition is
turned off.
● Even if AHC is turned off, the system automatically selects the normal mode if
the vehicle's speed exceeds 19 mph (30 km/h).
■ Automatic leveling function
The vehicle is adjusted to a fixed height for each mode, regardless of the number of
occupants and the luggage load.
● However the vehicle cannot be raised if the vehicle load exceeds the following
limits:
• Up to 4 occupants* plus approximately 661 lb. (300 kg) in the normal mode
• Up to 4 occupants* plus approximately 375 lb. (170 kg) in the high mode
*: average weight 150 lb. (68 kg) per person
● If the vehicle height cannot be raised when in the normal mode, and “LO” is lit
on the height mode indicator, the vehicle is loaded too heavily. Take extra care
when driving in this condition.
If the vehicle height cannot be raised even after unloading the vehicle, press
“▼” then “▲” on the height mode select switch. If the vehicle height still cannot
be raised, turn the ignition off then on again, then try once more.
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● Extra high mode cannot be manually selected.
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■ If the vehicle height does not change
If the vehicle is loaded too heavily, or the undercarriage has come into contact with
the road surface, the vehicle height cannot be raised/lowered. In this case, the indicator lights will change as follows:
● The current mode indicator light will turn off, and the target mode indicator light
will begin flashing.
● The target mode indicator light will turn off, and the original mode indicator light
will be lit once more. (The vehicle height does not change.)
■ In the following cases AHC will not operate
● The brake pedal has been depressed for longer than 5 seconds while the vehi-
cle is stopped.
● The suspension fluid temperature is lower than -22°F (-30°C).
● Driving on bumpy roads which may cause the suspension to fully elongate.
● If the steering wheel is abruptly turned more than 3/4 of a revolution with the
center differential lock system activated.
■ Cold weather operation
It may take longer for the vehicle height to change if the suspension fluid temperature drops below -5°F (-15°C).
AHC does not operate when the suspension fluid temperature drops below -22°F
(-30°C).
● In this case, the selected height mode indicator light will flash when the height
mode select switch is pressed, however the vehicle height will not change.
Once the engine has warmed the suspension fluid to within normal operating
limits, AHC will begin operating and the vehicle height will automatically
change to the selected mode.
● When the suspension fluid is around -22°F (-30°C), the vehicle height may not
be able to be raised, even if AHC is operating. In this case, push “▼” then “▲”
on the height mode select switch after further warming the engine to select the
desired vehicle height.
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■ Parking and stopping tips
● If you immediately stop the engine after off-road driving, or park the vehicle for
a long time, the vehicle height may gradually lower. When parking, make sure
there is nothing under the vehicle that may come in contact with the underbody.
The vehicle will return to the set height when the engine is started.
● The vehicle height may change as the temperature changes when the engine is
stopped. The vehicle will return to the set height when the engine is started.
■ Propeller shaft noise
■ Continued system operation
Even if the engine is stopped while the vehicle height is being lowered, operation
will continue for up to 12 seconds.
■ Active height control failure warning
● If a malfunction occurs in the AHC system, normal mode is automatically
selected.
The height control “OFF” indicator will blink, and AHC cannot be activated until
the malfunction is corrected.
Stop the engine and start it again. If the height control “OFF” indicator light
turns off, the system is operating correctly. If the indicator light continues to
blink, have the vehicle checked at your Lexus dealer as soon as possible.
● If the height control “OFF” indicator light does not come on when the ignition
switch is turned on, there is a malfunction in the AHC system. You can continue
normal driving, however have the vehicle checked by your Lexus dealer as soon
as possible.
■ Installing or removing heavy equipment
If the equipment exceeds 33 lb. (15 kg), the front torsion bar must be adjusted. See
your Lexus dealer.
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If the vehicle height is adjusted on a slope, or with the selector lever in a position
other than “P” or “N” while the vehicle is stopped, you may hear a sound caused by
the expansion and contraction of the propeller shaft. This does not indicate a malfunction.
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CAUTION
■ Using the high and extra high modes
These modes should only be used for rough off-road conditions. Because the vehicle's center of gravity is higher when in these modes, the vehicle may become
unstable when turning abruptly, resulting in an accident.
■ When jacking up the vehicle or installing tire chains
Turn off the AHC and stop the engine, otherwise the vehicle height may change
due to the automatic leveling function, resulting in an accident.
■ When driving through water deeper than 1.6 ft. (0.5 m)
Select the “HI” (high) mode and turn off AHC. Drive at 19 mph (30 km/h) or lower.
Otherwise the vehicle height may change due to the automatic leveling function,
resulting in an accident.
■ If your vehicle must be towed
Put the vehicle height in the normal mode and turn off AHC, otherwise the vehicle
height may change due to the automatic leveling function, resulting in an accident.
■ If your vehicle becomes stuck in a ditch
Turn off AHC, otherwise the vehicle height may change due to the automatic leveling function, resulting in an accident.
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NOTICE
■ To avoid damage to the vehicle
● If in the low mode, the vehicle automatically shifts to the normal mode when the
vehicle is started. Take care when overhead height is limited.
● After unloading, the vehicle height may be slightly higher than normal. Take care
when overhead height is limited.
● Before lowering the vehicle height, check that no-one is under the vehicle and
the area is free of obstructions. Also check that the underbody of the vehicle will
not touch the ground.
the vehicle may contact the road surface.
■ Avoid rapid changes to the vehicle height
As the pump may overheat. Leave at least a minute between selections when
changing the AHC mode.
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● Do not select the low mode when driving on bumpy roads, as the underbody of
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AVS (Adaptive Variable Suspension)
AVS controls the suspension according to the road and driving conditions.
Selecting an optimum driving mode allows good riding comfort and stability.
For driving on a bumpy road
For ordinary driving such as
in the city traffic
For moderate high speed
driving
For sporty type driving such
as on winding mountain
roads and high speed driving
■ Driving mode
● Mode
is suitable for ordinary driving.
● Mode
or
is suitable for heavy load or driving on a unpaved road.
● With the four-wheel drive control lever at “L”, the damping effect suitable for off-
road driving will be provided.
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Four-wheel drive system
Use the four-wheel drive control lever and center differential lock/unlock
switch to select following transfer and center differential modes.
Four-wheel drive control lever
“H” (high speed position)
Normal driving on all types of
roads.
“N” (neutral position)
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No power is delivered to the
wheels.
“L” (low speed position)
Driving requiring maximum
power and traction such as
climbing or descending steep
hills off-road driving and hard
pulling in sand or mud, etc.
Center differential lock/unlock switch
Lock the center differential
when your vehicle’s wheels get
stuck in a ditch or when you are
driving on a slippy or bumpy
surface.
After the wheels are out of the
ditch or off the slippy or bumpy
surface, unlock the center differential.
■ The four-wheel drive control lever can be operated when
● The shift lever is in the “N” position, and
● The vehicle is stopped completely.
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■ Advice for driving on slippery roads in “L” (low speed position)
● If you shift the four-wheel drive control lever to “L” and the shift lever to “2” while
driving in steep off-road areas, the output of the brake can be controlled effectively by the active traction control system, which assists the driver to control the
driving power of 4 wheels.
● Use the “L” position of the shift lever for maximum power and traction when
your wheels get stuck or when you drive down a steep incline. In the following
cases, the output of the brake can be controlled by the active traction control
system if the engine speed is under 3,000 rpm (normally under 3,000 rpm
when the wheels get unstuck).
• The four-wheel drive control lever in the “L” position and the shift lever in the
“L” position or the shift lever in the “D”, “4”, “3” or “2” with the transmission
downshifting to first gear.
• The four-wheel drive control lever in the “L” position and the shift lever in the
“R” position.
■ The center differential lock/unlock button can be operated when
● The ignition key is in the “ON” position, and
● The four-wheel drive control lever is in the “H” or “L” position.
■ Locking /unlocking the center differential
● When the center differential is locked, VSC (vehicle stability control) is auto-
matically turned off. (Center differential lock and “VSC OFF” indicator light
come on.)
● When the operation is not completed, the center differential lock indicator
blinks. If the indicator light does not go off when unlocking the center differential, drive straight ahead while accelerating or decelerating, or drive in reverse.
● The center differential lock system operation is not completed within 5 seconds
while the cruise control system is set, cancel the cruise control system.
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CAUTION
■ While driving
Never move the four-wheel drive control lever if the wheels are slipping. Doing so
may cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.
NOTICE
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■ To prevent damage to the center differential
● For normal driving on dry and hard surface roads, unlock the center differential.
pery or bumpy surface.
● Do not push the center differential lock/unlock button when the vehicle is corner-
ing or when its wheels are spinning freely off the ground.
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● Unlock the center differential after the wheels are out of the ditch or off the slip-
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Driving assist systems
To help enhance driving safety and performance, the following systems
operate automatically in response to various driving situations. Be aware,
however, that these systems are supplementary and should not be relied
upon too heavily when operating the vehicle.
■ ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)
Restrains the vehicle from slipping when driving on slick road surfaces or
in the event of sudden braking.
■ BA (Brake Assist)
Generates an increased level of braking force after the brake pedal is
depressed, 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 (Active Traction Control)
Maintains drive power and prevents the 4 wheels from spinning when
starting the vehicle or accelerating on slippery roads.
■ VGRS (Variable Gear Ratio Steering)
Adjusts the wheel turning angle in accordance with the vehicle speed and
steering wheel movement.
When the VSC system is operating
If the vehicle is in danger of slipping, the slip indicator light flashes
and buzzer sounds to indicate that
the VSC systems have been
engaged.
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When the TRAC system is operating
U.S.A
If the 4 wheels spin, the active traction control system indicator light
flashes to indicate that the TRAC
system have been engaged.
Canada
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If the vehicle gets stuck in fresh snow or mud, VSC system may reduce
power from the engine to the wheels. You may need to turn the system off
to enable you to rock the vehicle in order to free it.
Push the center differential lock/
unlock switch to turn off VSC system.
The center differential lock and
“VSC OFF” indicator lights should
come on.
Push the switch again to turn the
system back on.
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To disable VSC system
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■ Sounds and vibrations caused by the ABS, BA, VSC, TRAC and VGRS 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 above systems are operat-
ing. None of these indicates that a malfunction has occurred.
•
•
•
•
Vibrations may be felt through the vehicle body and steering.
A motor sound may be heard after the vehicle comes to a stop.
The brake pedal may pulsate slightly after the ABS is activated.
The brake pedal may move down slightly after the ABS is activated.
■ VGRS is disabled in the following situations
● During stopping or the steering wheel has been moved for a long time while
driving at lower speeds.
● After the engine is restarted at less than -22°F (-30°C).
● If you disconnect the battery with the steering wheel turned, the center position
of the steering wheel could be slightly and temporary changed. To initialize the
VGRS, drive for a short while.
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CAUTION
Any of the following conditions may result in an accident which could cause death or
serious injury:
■ The ABS does not operate effectively when
● The limits of tire gripping performance have been exceeded.
● The vehicle hydroplanes while driving at high speed on the wet or slick road.
■ Stopping distance when the ABS is operating on the wet or slick roads
● 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 roads with uneven roads
■ TRAC may not operate effectively when
Directional control and power may not be achievable while driving on slippery road
surfaces, even if the TRAC is operating.
Do not drive the vehicle in conditions where stability and power may be lost.
■ When the VSC is activated
The slip indicator light flashes and a warning buzzer sounds. Always drive carefully.
Reckless driving may cause an accident. Exercise particular care when the indicator light flashes and a buzzer sounds.
■ Replacing tires
Make sure that all tires are of the same size, brand, tread pattern and total load
capacity. In addition, make sure that the tires are inflated to the specified tire pressure level.
The ABS and VSC will not function correctly if different tires are fitted on the vehicle.
Contact your Lexus dealer for further information when replacing tires or wheels.
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The ABS is not designed to shorten the vehicle’s stopping distance. Always maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you in the following situations.
2-5. Driving information
Off-road precautions
This vehicle belongs to the utility vehicle class, which has higher
ground clearance and narrower tread in relation to the height of its
center of gravity to make it capable of performing in a wide variety of
off-road applications.
Off-road vehicle feature
● Specific design characteristics give it a higher center of gravity than
ordinary passenger cars. This vehicle design feature causes this type of
vehicle to be more likely to rollover. And, utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles.
● An advantage of the higher ground clearance is a better view of the
road allowing you to anticipate problems.
● It is not designed for cornering at the same speeds as ordinary passenger cars any more than low-slung sports cars designed to perform satisfactorily under off-road conditions. Therefore, sharp turns at
excessive speeds may cause rollover.
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CAUTION
■ Off-road vehicle precautions
Always observe the following precautions to help minimize the risk of serious personal injury or damage to your vehicle:
● In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a
person wearing a seat belt. Therefore, the driver and all passengers should fasten
their seat belts whenever the vehicle is moving.
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● Avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers, if at all possible.
● Loading cargo on the roof luggage carrier will make the center of the vehicle
gravity higher. Avoid high speeds, sudden starts, sharp turns, sudden braking or
abrupt maneuvers, otherwise it may result in loss of control or vehicle rollover
due to failure to operate this vehicle correctly.
● Always slow down in gusty crosswinds. Because of its profile and higher center of
gravity, your vehicle is more sensitive to side winds than an ordinary passenger
car. Slowing down will allow you to have better control.
● Do not drive horizontally across steep slopes. Driving straight up or straight down
is preferred. Your vehicle (or any similar off-road vehicle) can tip over sideways
much more easily than forward or backward.
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Failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or vehicle rollover causing death or serious injury.
2-5. Driving information
Off-road driving
When driving your vehicle off-road, please observe the following precautions to ensure your driving enjoyment and to help prevent the closure of
areas to off-road vehicles.
● Drive your vehicle only in areas where off-road vehicles are permitted
to travel.
● Respect private property. Get owner’s permission before entering private property.
● Do not enter areas that are closed. Honor gates, barriers and signs
that restrict travel.
● Stay on established roads. When conditions are wet, driving techniques should be changed or travel delayed to prevent damage to
roads.
■ Additional information for off-road driving
For owners in U.S. mainland, Hawaii and Puerto Rico:
To obtain additional information pertaining to driving your vehicle off-road, consult
the following organizations.
● State and Local Parks and Recreation Departments
● State Motor Vehicle Bureau
● Recreational Vehicle Clubs
● U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management
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CAUTION
■ Off-road driving precautions
Always observe the following precautions to help minimize the risk of serious personal injury or damage to your vehicle:
● Drive carefully when off the road. Do not take unnecessary risks by driving in
dangerous places.
● Do not grip the steering wheel spokes when driving off-road. A bad bump could
jerk the wheel and injure your hands. Keep both hands and especially your
thumbs on the outside of the rim.
mud, water or snow.
● After driving through tall grass, mud, rock, sand, rivers, etc., check that there is no
grass, bush, paper, rags, stone, sand, etc. adhering or trapped on the underbody.
Clear off any such matter from the underbody. If the vehicle is used with these
materials trapped or adhering to the underbody, a breakdown or fire could occur.
● When driving off-road or in rugged terrain, do not drive at excessive speeds,
jump, make sharp turns, strike objects, etc. This may cause loss of control or vehicle rollover causing death or serious injury. You are also risking expensive damage to your vehicle’s suspension and chassis.
NOTICE
■ To prevent the water damage
Take all necessary safety measures to ensure that water damage to the engine or
other components does not occur.
● Water entering the engine air intake will cause severe engine damage.
● Water entering the automatic transmission will cause deterioration in shift quality,
locking up of your transmission accompanied by vibration, and ultimately damage.
● Water can wash the grease from wheel bearings, causing rusting and premature
failure, and may also enter the differentials, transmission and transfer case, reducing the gear oil’s lubricating qualities.
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● Always check your brakes for effectiveness immediately after driving in sand,
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NOTICE
■ When you drive through water
If driving through water, such as when crossing shallow streams, first check the
depth of the water and the bottom of the river bed for firmness. Drive slowly and
avoid deep water.
■ Inspection after off-road driving
● Sand and mud that has accumulated in brake drums and around brake discs may
affect braking efficiency and may damage brake system components.
● Always perform a maintenance inspection after each day of off-road driving that
has taken you through rough terrain, sand, mud, or water. For scheduled maintenance information, refer to the “Warranty and Services Guide/Owner’s Manual
Supplement/Scheduled Maintenance”.
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Cargo and luggage
Take notice of the following information about storage precautions, cargo
capacity and load.
● Stow cargo and luggage in the luggage compartment whenever
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—
(1) Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and
cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.” on your vehicle’s
placard.
(2) Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that
will be riding in your vehicle.
(3) Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from
XXX kg or XXX lbs.
(4) The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity.
For example, if the “XXX” amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will be
five 150 lb passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo
and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (1400 - 750 (5 150) = 650
lbs.)
(5) Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being
loaded on the vehicle.
That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggage
load capacity calculated in Step 4.
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(6) If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be
transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how
this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your
vehicle. (P. 155)
Example on your vehicle
Cargo capacity
Total load capacity
When 2 people with the combined weight of 366 lb. (166 kg) are riding
in your vehicle, which has a total load capacity of 1200 lb. (545 kg), the
available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity will be as follows:
1200 lb. — 366 lb. = 834 lb. (545 kg —166 kg = 379 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:
834 lb. — 388 lb. = 446 lb. (379 kg — 176 kg = 203 kg)
As shown in the above example, if the number of occupants increases,
the cargo and luggage load equaling the combined weight of the occupants who got on later, by an amount. In other words, if an increase in the
number of occupants causes an excess of the total load capacity (combined weight of occupants plus cargo and luggage load), you must
reduce the cargo and luggage on your vehicle.
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Seating configuration variation
Cargo capacity
Weight of removed third seat
2
Third seat weight:
Right 44 lb. (20 kg)
Left 44 lb. (20 kg)
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When driving
When removing the third seat, it is possible to load as much cargo as the
weight of the removed seat.
(Cargo capacity) = (Total load capacity) - (Total weight of occupants) +
(Weight of the removed third seat).
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CAUTION
■ Storage precautions
● Do not stack anything in the luggage compartment higher than the seatbacks.
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.
● Never allow anyone to ride in the luggage compartment. It is not designed for
passengers. They should ride in their seats with their seat belts properly fastened.
Otherwise, they are much more likely to suffer serious injury, in the event of sudden braking or a collision.
■ Weight of the load
● 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. Improper loading may cause deterioration of steering or braking control which may cause death or serious injury.
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Vehicle load limits
Vehicle load limits include total load capacity, seating capacity, towing
capacity and cargo capacity.
■ Total load capacity: 1200 lb. (545 kg)
Total load capacity means the combined weight of occupants, cargo
and luggage.
■ Seating capacity: 8 occupants (Front 2, Rear 6)
Seating capacity means the maximum number of occupants whose
estimated average weight is 150 lb. (68 kg) per person.
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When driving
Even if the number of occupants are within the seating capacity, do
not exceed the total load capacity.
■ Towing capacity: 6500 lb. (2948 kg)
Towing capacity means the maximum gross trailer weight (trailer
weight plus its cargo weight) that you vehicle is able to tow.
■ Cargo capacity
Cargo capacity may increase or decrease depending on the weight
and the number of occupants.
■ Total load capacity and seating capacity
These details are also described on the tire and loading information label.
(P. 302)
CAUTION
■ Overloading the vehicle
Do not overload the vehicle.
It may not only cause damage to the tires, but also degrade steering and braking
ability, resulting in an accident.
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Winter driving tips
Carry out the necessary preparations and inspections before driving the
vehicle in winter. Always drive the vehicle in a manner appropriate to the
prevailing weather conditions.
■ Pre-winter preparations
● Use fluids that are appropriate to the prevailing outside temperatures.
• Engine oil
• Engine coolant
• Washer fluid
● Have a service technician inspect the level and specific gravity of
battery electrolyte.
● 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.
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■ Before driving the vehicle
Perform the following according to the driving conditions.
● Do not try to forcibly open a window or move a wiper that is frozen. Pour warm water over the frozen area to melt the ice. Wipe
away the water immediately to prevent it from freezing.
● 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.
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When driving
● Remove any ice that has accumulated on the vehicle chassis.
● Periodically check for and remove any excess ice or snow that
may have accumulated in the wheel well or on the brakes.
■ When driving the vehicle
Accelerate the vehicle slowly and drive at a reduced speed suitable
to road conditions.
■ When parking the vehicle
Park the vehicle and move the shift lever to “P” without setting the
parking brake. The parking brake may freeze up, preventing it from
being released.
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Selection tire chains
Use the correct tire chain size when mounting the snow chains.
Chain size is regulated for each tire size.
Side chain
(3.5 mm [0.14 in.] in diameter)
Cross chain
(4 mm [0.16 in.] in diameter)
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.
● Retighten the chains after driving 1/4 - 1/2 mile (0.5 - 1.0 km).
■ Snow chain installation
Observe the following precautions when installing and removing chains.
● Install and remove tire chains in a safe location.
● Install tire chains on the rear tires.
● Install tire chains following the instructions provided in the accompanying
instructions.
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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.
● Use tires of the size specified for your vehicle.
● Maintain the specified level of tire inflation pressure.
● Do not drive in excess of 75 mph (120 km/h), regardless of the type of snow tires
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being used.
■ Driving with snow chains
Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of accidents.
Failing to do so may result in the vehicle being unable to be driven safely, and may
cause death or serious injury.
● 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 over 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.
NOTICE
■ Repairing or replacing snow tires
Request repairs of and obtain replacement snow tires from Lexus dealers or legitimate tire retailers.
This is because the removal and attachment of snow tires affects the operation of
the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters.
■ Fitting tire chains
The tire pressure warning valves and transmitters may not function correctly when
tire chains are fitted.
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● Snow tires should be installed on all wheels.
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Trailer towing
Your vehicle is designed primarily as a passenger-and-load carrying vehicle. 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 that 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% for weight carrying hitch or 15% for weight distributing
hitch of the total trailer weight, not exceeding the following.
Weight carrying hitch: 650 lb. (295 kg)
Weight distributing hitch: 975 lb. (442 kg)
(Tongue load/ Total trailer weight x 100 = 9 to 11% or 15%)
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When driving
The total trailer weight and tongue load can be measured with platform scales found at a highway weighing stations, building supply
companies, trucking companies, junk yards, etc.
Total trailer weight
Tongue load
Towing a trailer
Contact your Lexus dealer for further information about additional
requirements such as a towing kits, etc.
Hitch
Trailer hitch assemblies have different weight capacities established by
the hitch manufacturer. Even though the vehicle may be rated for towing a higher weight, the operator must never exceed the maximum
weight rating specified for the trailer hitch.
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Selecting trailer ball
Use the correct trailer ball for your application.
Trailer ball load rating
Matches or exceeds the gross
trailer weight rating of the trailer.
Ball diameter
Matches the size of the trailer coupler. Most couplers are stamped
with the required trailer ball size.
Shank length
Protrudes beyond the bottom of
the lock washer and nut at least 2
threads.
Shank diameter
Matches the ball mount hole diameter size.
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Connecting trailer lights
Use the wire harness stored in the rear end under body.
■ When connecting and disconnecting a trailer
Connecting
STEP 1 Set the active height control suspension to “LO” mode.
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STEP 2 Turn off the ignition switch or the active height control suspension.
STEP 31 Connect the trailer.
When driving
STEP 41 Turn on the switch that was turned off on step 2.
STEP 51 Set the active height control suspension to “N” mode.
Disconnecting
STEP 1 Set the active height control suspension to “LO” mode.
STEP 2 Turn off the ignition switch or the active height control suspension.
STEP 31 Set the supporting leg of the trailer on the ground and raise the hitch by 4
in. (100 mm).
STEP 41 Turn on the switch that was turned off on step 2.
STEP 51 Wait until vehicle height is stabilized.
STEP 5
61 Make sure the hitch is disconnected. If the hitch does not disconnect, raise
the hitch higher and repeat steps 2 through 5.
STEP 5
6
71 Move the vehicle forward in the “LO” mode to a point where the hitch
does not touch anything in the “N” mode.
STEP 8
5
61 Set the active height control suspension in the “N” mode.
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■ Before towing
Check that the following conditions are met:
● The vehicle’s tires are properly inflated. (P. 302)
● Trailer tires are inflated according to the trailer manufacturer’s recommenda-
tion.
● All trailer lights work.
● All lights work each time you connect them.
● The trailer ball is set up at the proper height for the coupler on the trailer.
● The 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.
● The trailer cargo is securely loaded.
● The rear view mirrors conform to all applicable 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 bearings, 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 “Warranty and Services Guide/ 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
6500 lb. (2948 kg).
● If a trailer and cargo weight over 2000 lb. (907 kg), use a sway control device
with sufficient capacity.
● The gross combined weight (sum of your vehicle weight plus its load and the total
trailer weight) must not exceed 12400 lb. (5625 kg).
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● Do not exceed the trailer hitch assembly weight, gross vehicle weight, gross axle
● 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.
● Set the vehicle height to the “LO” mode and turn off the active height control sus-
pension to prevent the vehicle height from automatically changing.
● The tow hitch receiver installed on your vehicle must never be used on another
vehicle.
■ Hitches
● If you wish to install a trailer hitch, contact your Lexus dealer.
● 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 hole 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. (453 kg), trailer brakes are required.
● Never tap into your vehicle’s hydraulic system, as this will lower the vehicle’s brak-
ing 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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weight and trailer tongue load capacities.
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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 all applicable federal and
state/provincial regulations.
■ Safety chain
A safety chain must always be used between the towing vehicle and the trailer.
Leave sufficient slack in the chain for turns. The chain should cross under the trailer
tongue to prevent the tongue from dropping to the ground in the case that it
becomes damaged or separated. For the correct safety chain installation procedure, ask your Lexus dealer.
■ Do not directly splice trailer lights
Directly splicing trailer lights may damage your vehicle’s electrical system and
cause a malfunction.
Trailer towing tips
Your vehicle will handle differently when towing a trailer. The 3 main
causes of vehicle-trailer accidents are driver error, excessive speed and
improper trailer loading. Keep the following in mind when towing.
● Before starting out, check the trailer 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.
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● 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 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.
● 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 jerky starts or sudden acceleration.
● Avoid jerky steering and sharp turns, and slow down before making
turns.
● 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.
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● Avoid sudden braking as you may skid, resulting in jackknifing and loss
of control. This is especially true on wet or slippery surfaces.
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● 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. (P. 363)
● 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.
STEP 2 Have someone place wheel blocks under both the vehicle and
trailer wheels.
STEP 31 When the wheel blocks are in place, release the brakes slowly
until the blocks absorb the load.
STEP 41 Apply the parking brake firmly.
STEP 51 Shift into “P” and turn off the engine.
● When restarting after parking on a slope:
STEP 1
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 31
STEP 41
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With the transmission in the “P” position, start the engine. Be sure
to keep the brake pedal pressed.
Shift into 3, 2, 1, or “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. A 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 applying the brakes too fre-
2
This could cause the brakes to overheat and result in reduced braking efficiency.
When driving
quently.
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Dinghy towing
Your vehicle is not designed to be dinghy towed (with 4 wheels on the
ground) behind a motor home.
NOTICE
■ To avoid serious damage to your vehicle
Do not tow your vehicle with four wheels on the ground.
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Interior features
3-1. Using the air conditioning
system and defogger........... 172
Automatic air conditioning
system (without navigation
system).......................................... 172
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3-3. Using the interior lights ........ 212
Interior lights list .......................... 212
3-4. Using the storage
features................................... 215
Rear air conditioning
controls........................................ 180
List of storage features ............ 215
Rear window and outside rear
view mirror defoggers........... 182
3-5. Other interior features......... 221
3-2. Using the audio system ......... 183
Audio system type (without
navigation system) .................. 183
Using the radio............................ 185
Using the cassette player........ 194
Using the CD player.................. 197
Optimal use of the audio
system ......................................... 204
Using the steering
switches...................................... 206
Rear seat audio system .......... 209
Sun visors ....................................... 221
Vanity mirror ............................... 222
Clock.............................................. 223
Outside temperature
display......................................... 224
Ashtrays ........................................ 225
Cigarette lighter........................ 227
Power outlet ................................ 228
Seat heaters ................................ 230
Coat hooks.................................. 232
Armrest......................................... 233
Floor mats .................................... 234
Luggage compartment
features....................................... 235
Garage door opener............... 237
Compass ....................................... 242
Lexus Link System .................... 246
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Automatic air conditioning system (without navigation system)
Airflow and outlets are automatically selected according to the temperature setting.
Owners of models equipped with a navigation system should refer to the
“Navigation System Owner’s Manual”.
Fan speed control
Off
Automatic mode
Temperature control
Outside air or
recirculated mode
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Temperature display
Fan speed display
Airflow display
Air flow control
Air conditioning
ON/OFF switch
Windshield defogger
3-1. Using the air conditioning system and defogger
Using the automatic mode
STEP 1
Press
.
The air conditioning system will begin to operate. Air outlets
and fan speed are automatically selected according to the
temperature setting.
STEP 2
Press
to switch to “AUTO” mode.
Automatically switches between outside air and recirculated
air modes.
STEP 3
Turn
to adjust the desired temperature.
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Interior features
Adjusting the settings
■ Adjusting the temperature setting
Turn
to adjust the desired temperature.
■ Adjusting the fan speed
Press  (increase) or  (decrease) on the
Press
.
to turn the fan off.
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■ Changing the air outlets
Press
.
The air outlets switch each time the
button is pressed.
Air flows to the upper body.
Air flows to the upper body and
feet.
Air flows to the feet.
Air flows to the feet and the
windshield defogger operates.
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■ Switching between outside air and recirculated air modes
Press
.
The mode switches between
(recycles air inside the vehicle),
(automatic mode) and
(introduces air from outside the
vehicle) modes each time the button is pressed.
When the system is switched to automatic mode, the air conditioning
mode system operates automatically.
Defogging the windshield
Press
.
The air conditioning system control
operates automatically.
Adjusting the sensitivity of the air intake control in automatic mode
STEP 1
Press and hold
until the
“AUTO” indicator light flashes.
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Interior features
Recirculated air mode will automatically switch to outside air
mode.
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STEP 2
Turn
to adjust the desired
sensitivity.
From -3 (low) to 3 (high) can be
set.
Adjusting the position of and opening and closing the air outlets
Center outlets
Direct air flow to the left or right,
up or down
Turn the knob to open or close
the vent
Side outlets
Direct air flow to the left or right
Direct air flow up or down
Turn the knob to open or close
the vent
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Lower outlets
Direct airflow to the up or down.
When defogging the windshield, it
is recommended that you close the
lower vent.
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■ Using the automatic mode
Fan speed is adjusted automatically in accordance with the temperature setting and
ambient conditions. As a result, the following may occur.
● The system may switch automatically to recirculated mode when the coolest
temperature setting is selected in summer.
● Immediately after the switch is pressed, the fan may stop for a while until warm
or cool air is ready to follow.
● Cool air may flow to the area around the upper body when the heater is on.
■ Using the system in recirculated air mode
The window will fog up more easily if the recirculated air mode is used for an
extended period.
■ Window defogger feature
Recirculated air mode may automatically switch to outside air mode in situations
where the windows need to be defogged.
■ Outside temperature approaches 32°F (0°C).
The air conditioning system may not operate even when
■ When the indicator light on
is pressed.
flashes
Press
and turn off the air conditioning system before turning it on once
more. There may be a problem in the air conditioning system if the indicator light
continues to flash. Turn the air conditioning system off and have it inspected by your
Lexus dealer.
■ Automatic mode for air intake control
In automatic mode, the system detects exhaust gas and other pollutants and automatically switches between outside air and recirculated air modes.
When the air conditioning is OFF, and the fan is operating, turning the “AUTO”
mode ON will activate the air conditioning system.
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CAUTION
■ To prevent the windshield from fogging up
Do not use
during cool air operation in extremely humid weather. The difference between the temperature of the outside air and that of the windshield can
cause the outer surface of the windshield to fog up, blocking your vision.
NOTICE
■ To prevent battery discharge
Do not leave the automatic air conditioning system on longer than necessary when
the engine is stopped.
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Rear air conditioning controls
]
Automatic mode
Air flow control
Fan speed control
Temperature control
Off
Rear air conditioning ON/
OFF switch
Using the automatic mode
STEP 1
Press
STEP 2
Use
or
.
to adjust the desired temperature.
Adjusting the settings
■ Adjusting the temperature setting
Use
to adjust the desired temperature.
■ Adjusting the fan speed
Touch any switch of
Press
180
to turn the fan off.
(decrease  increase).
3-1. Using the air conditioning system and defogger
■ Changing the air outlets
Touch any switch of
.
Air flows to the upper body.
Air flows to the upper body and
feet.
Air flows to the feet.
warm air
cool air
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3-1. Using the air conditioning system and defogger
Rear window and outside rear view mirror defoggers
These features are used to defog the rear window, and to remove raindrops, dew and frost from the outside rear view mirrors.
■ Rear window defogger switch
ON/OFF
■ Outside rear view mirror defogger switch
ON/OFF
■ Operating conditions
The ignition key must be in the “ON” position.
CAUTION
■ When the outside rear view mirror defoggers are on
Do not touch the rear view mirror surfaces, as they can become very hot and burn
you.
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Audio system type (without navigation system)
Owners of models equipped with a navigation system should refer to the
“Navigation System Owner's Manual”.
CD player with changer, cassette player and AM/FM radio.
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Interior features
Title
Page
Using the radio
P. 185
Using the cassette player
P. 194
Using the CD player
P. 197
Optimal use of the audio system
P. 204
Using the steering switches
P. 206
Rear seat audio system
P. 209
■ 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.
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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
Take care not to spill drinks or other fluids over the audio system.
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Using the radio
Press
or
to choose either an AM or FM band.
Scan for receivable
stations
Present stations
Displaying radio
text messages
Adjusting the
frequency
(AM, FM mode) or
channel (SAT mode)
Power
Volume
AM·SAT/FM
mode buttons
Interior features
Seeking the
frequency
3
Seeking any traffic
program station
Changing the
program types
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Setting station presets (excluding XM® satellite radio)
or pressing  or 
STEP 1
Search for desired stations by turning
STEP 2
on
.
Press and hold one of the preset stations (1 - 6) until you hear a
beep.
Scanning radio stations (excluding XM® satellite radio)
■ Scanning the preset radio stations
STEP 1 Press and hold
until you hear a beep.
Preset stations will be played for a few seconds each.
When the desired station is reached, press
once again.
■ Scanning all radio stations within range
STEP 1 Press
.
“SCAN” appears on the display and all stations with reception
will be played for a few seconds each.
STEP 2 When the desired station is reached, press
once again.
STEP 2
RDS (Radio Data System)
This feature allows your radio to receive station identification information
and program information (classical, jazz, etc.) from radio stations which
broadcast this information.
■ Receiving RDS broadcasts
STEP 1 Press  or  on the
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during FM reception.
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The type of program changes each time the button is pressed.
● ROCK
● EASYLIS (Easy listening)
● CLS/JAZZ (Classical music and Jazz)
● R & B (Rhythm and Blues)
● INFORM (Information)
● RELIGION
● MISC (Miscellaneous)
● ALARM (Emergency messages)
If the system receives no RDS stations, “NO PTY” appears on the display.
Press
, or  or  on
.
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STEP 2
The radio seeks scans the station by the relevant program type.
■ Displaying radio text messages
Press
.
If MSG is shown on the display, a text message will be displayed.
If the text continues past the end of the display,
hold
until you hear a beep.
3
is displayed. Press and
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■ Traffic announcement
Press
.
“TRAF SEEK” appears on the display, and the radio will start seeking any
station broadcasting traffic program information.
If no traffic program station is found, “NO TRAF INFO” appears on the display.
XM® satellite radio (if equipped)
■ Receiving XM® satellite radio
STEP 1 Press
until “SAT” appears on the display.
The display changes as follows each time the button is pressed.
AM  SAT1  SAT2  SAT3
STEP 2
Turn
to select a desired channel from all the categories or
 or  on
to select a desired channel in the current category.
■ Presetting XM® satellite radio channels
Select the desired channel. Press one of the preset stations (1 - 6) and
hold until you hear a beep.
■ Changing the channel category
Press  or  on
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■ Scanning XM® satellite radio channels
● Scanning channels in the current category
STEP 1
Press
.
“SCAN” appears on the display.
When the desired channel is reached, press the button once
again.
● Scanning preset channels
STEP 2
STEP 1
Press
until you hear a beep.
“SCAN” appears on the display.
When the desired channel is reached, press the button once
again.
■ Displaying text information
Press
.
STEP 2
The display changes as follows each time the button is pressed.
● CH NAME
● TITLE (SONG/PROGRAM TITLE)
● NAME (ARTIST NAME/FEATURE)
● CH NUMBER
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The display will show up to 10 characters.
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■ When the battery is disconnected
All preset stations are erased.
■ 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.
● To maintain clear radio reception, do not attach metallic window tinting or other
metallic objects to the antenna wire mounted inside the right-hand rear quarter
window. Ask your Lexus dealer for details.
■ XM® satellite radio
The optional Lexus genuine satellite radio tuner and antenna allows you to receive
and play XM satellite radio broadcasts. (Subscription is required. Not available in
Hawaii and Alaska.)*
● XM® subscriptions
For detailed information about XM® satellite radio or to subscribe, visit XM®
on the web at www.xmradio.com or call (800) 967-2346.
● Radio ID
You will need the radio ID when activating XM® service or reporting a prob-
lem. Select “CH000” using the
, and the receiver's 8-character ID num-
ber will appear.
● Satellite tuner
The tuner supports only Audio Services (Music and Talk) and the accompanying Text Information of XM® satellite radio.
*: Terms and services provided by XM® Radio are subject to change without
notice.
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■ If the satellite radio does not operate normally
If a problem occurs with the XM® tuner, a message will appear on the display. Refer
to the table below to identify the problem, and take the suggested corrective action.
ANTENNA
The XM® antenna is not connected. Check whether
the XM® antenna cable is attached securely.
There is a short-circuit in the antenna or the surrounding antenna cable. See a Lexus certified dealer.
You have not subscribed to XM® satellite radio. The
radio is being updated with the latest encryption code.
Contact XM® satellite radio for subscription information. When a contract is canceled, you can choose
“CH000” and all free-to-air channels.
NO SIGNAL
LOADING
The premium channel you selected is not authorized.
Wait for about 2 seconds until the radio returns to the
previous channel or “CH001”. If it does not change
automatically, select another channel. If you want to listen to the premium channel, contact XM® satellite
radio.
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The XM® signal is too weak at the current location.
Wait until your vehicle reaches a location with a stronger signal.
The unit is acquiring audio or program information.
Wait until the unit has received the information.
OFF AIR
The channel you selected is not broadcasting any programming. Select another channel.
-----
There is no song/program title or artist name/feature
associated with the channel at that time. No action
needed.
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---
The channel you selected is no longer available. Wait
for about 2 seconds until the radio returns to the previous channel or “CH001. If it does not change automatically, select another channel.
Contact the XM® Listener Care Center at (800) 967-2346 during the following
hours*.
Monday - Saturday: 6 a.m. - 2 a.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Central Standard Time
*: Subject to change without notice.
■ Certifications for the radio tuner
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by trying one or more of the following:
● Reorienting or relocating the receiving antenna.
● Increasing the separation between the equipment and receiver.
● Connecting the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver connected.
● Consulting the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Power antenna
Down
Up-Max. 33.5 in. (850 mm)
When you turn on the radio, the
antenna will extend to its previous
position.
CAUTION
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■ Extending the antenna
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Confirm that no one is close enough to get injured.
NOTICE
■ To prevent damage to the antenna
Retract the antenna when entering or passing through low structures, such as a
garage or an automatic car wash.
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Using the cassette player
Insert a cassette tape or press
with a tape inserted.
Change playback direction
Rewind
Noise reduction
Repeat play
Power
Fast forward
Volume
Track selection
Playback
Tape eject
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Tape slot
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Selecting a track
■ Skip a number of tracks at a time.
STEP 1 Press  on
.
STEP 2 Press  until the number you want to skip appears.
9 tracks can be skipped at a time.
■ Rewind a number of tracks at a time.
STEP 1 Press  on
.
STEP 2 Press  until the number you want to rewind appears.
9 tracks can be rewound at a time.
Note that the number includes the current track.
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Using Dolby® Noise Reduction
(
).
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 noise reduction, repeat play, rewind and fast for ward
To cancel
(
) and
(RPT): Press the corresponding button.
To cancel
(
) and
(
): Press the corresponding button or
.
■ Auto-reverse feature
After the cassette player reaches the end of a tape, it automatically reverses and
begins to play the other side, regardless of whether the cassette was playing or fast
forwarding.
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■ When the cassette player does not operate correctly due to the cassette record-
ing conditions
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 3 seconds (beginning of track and
repeat playback) or less than 15 seconds (blank tape skip).
● When there is noise between 2 tracks.
● The beginning and end of subsequent tracks are not clearly defined.
■ Cleaning the cassette player
Cassette player components (heads, capstan, pinch rollers) should be cleaned at
least once a month using a cleaning tape to remove dirt and dust that can easily
build up.
■ 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.
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 player
Insert a CD or press
with a CD inserted.
CD slot
Searching playback
Displaying text message
CD eject
Power
CD load
Volume
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Playback
Track selection
Fast forward
Random playback
Rewind
Repeat play
Select CD
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Loading a CD
■ Loading a single CD
STEP 1
Press
.
“WAIT” appears on the display.
STEP 2
Insert a CD when the indicator on the slot turns from amber to
green.
The display changes from “WAIT” to “LOAD”.
■ Loading multiple CDs
STEP 1
Press and hold
until you hear a beep.
“WAIT” appears the display.
STEP 2
Insert a CD when the indicator on the slot turns from amber to
green.
The display changes from “WAIT” to “LOAD”.
The indicator on the slot turns to amber when the CD is inserted.
STEP 3
Insert the next CD when the indicator on the slot turns from
amber to green again.
Repeat the procedure for the remaining CDs.
To cancel the operation, press the
or
button. If you do not
insert a CD within 15 seconds, loading will be canceled automatically.
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Ejecting CDs
■ Ejecting a CD
STEP 1 To select the CD to be ejected, press
() or
().
The number of the CD selected is shown on the display.
Press
and remove the CD.
■ Ejecting all CDs
STEP 2
Press and hold
until you hear a beep, then remove the CDs.
Selecting, fast forwarding and scanning tracks
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To fast forward or rewind, press and hold
(
until the desired
) or
(
).
■ Scanning a CD
STEP 1 Press
.
“SCAN” appears on the display.
The first 10 seconds of each track will be played.
STEP 2
Press
once again when the desired track is reached.
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■ Selecting a track
Press  to move up  to move down using
track number appears on the display.
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Selecting a CD
■ To select a CD to play
Press
() or
() until the desired CD number appears on the
display.
■ To scan loaded CDs
STEP 1 Press and hold
until you hear a beep.
The first 10 seconds of the first track on each CD will be played.
STEP 2
Press
once again when the desired CD is reached.
Random playback
■ Current CD
Touch
(RAND).
Tracks are played in random order until the button is pressed once again.
■ All CDs
Press and hold
(RAND) until you hear a beep.
Tracks on all loaded CDs are played in random order until the button is
pressed once again.
Repeating a track or a disc
■ Repeating a track
Press
(RPT).
■ Repeating a disc
Press and hold
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(RPT) until you hear a beep.
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Switching the display
Press
.
Each time the button is pressed, the display changes in the order of Track no./
Elapsed time CD title  Track name.
■ Canceling random, repeat and scan playback
Press
(RAND),
(RPT), or
once again.
■ When LOAD, ERROR or WAIT is shown on the display
This indicates that the CD player has completed loading the CD.
ERROR:
This indicates is a trouble either in the CD or inside the player.
The CD may be dirty, damaged, or inserted up-side down.
WAIT:
Operation is stopped due to a high temperature inside the player.
Wait for a while and then press
. Contact your Lexus
dealer if the CD still cannot be played back.
■ CD compatibility
Only music and other audio CDs with the
mark shown at left 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.
■ If CDs are left inside the CD player or in the ejected position for extended peri-
ods
CDs may be damaged and may not play properly.
■ Lens cleaners
Do not use lens cleaners. Doing so may damage the CD player.
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NOTICE
■ Discs and adapters that cannot be used
Do not use the following types of CDs, 3 in. (8 cm) CD adapters or dual discs.
Doing so may damage the player and render the CD insert/eject function unusable.
● CDs that have a diameter that is not 4.7 in.
(12 cm).
● Low-quality and deformed CDs.
● CDs with a transparent or translucent
recording area.
● CDs that have tape, stickers or labels
attached to them, or that have the label
peeled off.
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NOTICE
■ Player precautions
Failure to follow the precautions below may result in damage to the CDs or the
player itself.
● Do not insert anything other than CDs into the CD slot.
● Do not apply oil to the player.
● Store CDs away from direct sunlight.
● Never try to disassemble any part of the player.
● Do not insert more than one CD at a time.
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Optimal use of the audio system
Displays the current mode.
Changes the following settings.
• Sound quality and volume
balance.
The sound quality and balance
setting can be changed to produce the best sound.
• Automatic Sound Levelizer
ON/OFF
Using the ADUDIO CONTROL function
■ Changing modes
Pressing
selects the mode to be change in the following order.
BAS  MID  TRE  FAD  BAL  ASL
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■ Adjusting sound quality
Turning
adjusts the level.
Sound quality
mode
Mode
displayed
Level
Low-pitched
tones*
BAS
-5 to 5
Mid-pitched
tones*
MID
-5 to 5
Turn to the
left
Turn to the
right
Low
High
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TRE
-5 to 5
Front/rear
volume balance
FAD
F7 to R7
Shifts to rear Shifts to front
Left/right volume
balance
BAL
L7 to R7
Shifts to left
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High pitched
tones*
Shifts to right
*: The sound quality level is adjusted individually in each radio, cassette tape or
CD mode.
■ Adjusting the Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL)
Turning
to the right turns ON the ASL, and turning
to
the left turns OFF the ASL.
ASL automatically adjusts the volume and tone quality according to the
noise level as you drive your vehicle.
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Using the steering switches
]
Some audio features can be controlled using the switches on the steering
wheel.
Volume
Radio: Select radio stations
Cassette: Fast forward, rewind
and selecting tracks
CD: Select tracks and discs
DVD*: Select tracks, discs and
chapter
Power on,
source
select
audio
*: If equipped
Turning on the power
Press
when the audio system is turned OFF.
Changing the audio source
Press
when the audio system is turned ON. The audio source
changes as follows each time the button is pressed. If a cassette tape or
CD is not inserted, that mode will be skipped.
Vehicles with CD player:
FM(1, 2)  cassette player  CD player  AM  SAT (1, 2, 3)
Vehicles with DVD player:
FM(1, 2)  cassette player  DVD player  AM  SAT (1, 2, 3)
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Adjusting the volume
Press “+” on
ume.
to increase the volume and “-” to decrease the vol-
Hold down the button to continue increasing or decreasing the volume.
Selecting a radio station
STEP 1
Press
to select the radio mode.
STEP 2
Press  or  on
to select a radio station.
To scan for receivable stations, press and hold the switch until you hear
a beep.
Fast forwarding or rewinding the cassette
STEP 1
Press
to select the cassette mode.
STEP 2
Press and hold  or  on
until you hear a beep.
To stop fast forwarding or rewinding, press the same switch.
Selecting a track or chapter (DVD mode only for chapter selection)
STEP 1
Press
to select the cassette mode, CD or DVD mode.
STEP 2
Press  or  on
to select the desired track or chapter.
Cassette mode only: you can skips maximum 9 tracks.
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To step up or down the frequency, press and hold the switch ever after
you hear a beep.
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Selecting a disc in the CD or DVD player
STEP 1
Press
to select the CD or DVD player.
STEP 2
Press and hold  or  on
until you hear a beep.
CAUTION
■ To reduce the risk of an accident
Exercise care when operating the audio switches on the steering wheel.
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Rear seat audio system
Rear seat audio system is designed for the rear passengers to enjoy a different audio mode from the one used on the front audio system*.
*: Vehicles with navigation system only  When the XM® satellite
radio is selected in the front seat audio system, the “CD” or “DVD”
mode cannot be selected in the rear seat audio system.
Radio: Select stations
Cassette: Change
playback direction
CD or DVD: Select disc
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Volume
Headphone jack
On, select audio source
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Radio: Adjusts the
frequency
Cassette: Skip
forward or rewind
CD or DVD: Select
track, fast forward
or rewind
Off
Turning on the power and selecting audio source
■ Power
Press
when the rear seat audio system is turned OFF.
This system cannot be turned on if the front seat audio system is not turned
on.
■ Changing the audio source
Press
when the rear seat audio system is turned ON. Pressing
the button changes the audio source.
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Adjusting the volume
Turn
to the right to increase the volume and left to decrease the
volume.
Selecting a radio station
STEP 1
Press
STEP 2
Press
If
to select the radio mode.
to select the preferred radio station.
is pressed and held until a beep is heard, the audio system automati-
cally searches for a receivable frequency. If the button is pressed briefly, the system steps up or down to another frequency.
Finding the start of the next track/fast forward and rewind
STEP 1
Press
STEP 2
Press
to select the cassette mode.
to skip to the beginning of the next track, or
return to the beginning of the track currently being played.
9 tracks can be played back in this manner, including the track currently being
listened to.
If
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is depressed, the audio system changes playback direction.
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Selecting a CD track or CD
■ Selecting a track
STEP 1
Press
STEP 2
Press
to select the CD mode.
to select the desired track.
Press and hold
to fast forward or rewind.
■ Selecting a CD
STEP 1
Press
to select the CD mode.
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STEP 2
Press
to select the desired CD.
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Interior lights list
Illuminated entry system: The various lights automatically turn on/off
whether the doors are locked/unlocked and whether the doors are open/
closed.
Running board lights
Vanity lights
Front personal lights (P. 213)
Rear personal lights (P. 213)
Front interior light (P. 213)
Rear interior light (P. 213)
Door courtesy lights
Glove box light
■ Customization
Setting (e.g. The time elapsed before lights turn off) can be changed. (P. 389)
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Interior lights
Front
“ON”
“OFF”
“DOOR”
Rear
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“DOOR”
“OFF”
“ON”
The interior lights are turned on/off by the illuminated entry system.
Personal lights
Front
“ON”
“OFF”
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Rear
“ON”
“OFF”
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List of storage features
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Card holder
Overhead console
Cup holders
Console box
Glove box
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Glove box
Open (pull lever)
Unlock with the master key
Lock with the master key
■ Glove box light
The glove box light turns on when the tail lights are on.
CAUTION
■ While driving
Keep the glove box closed.
Injuries may result in the event of an accident or sudden braking.
Console box
Upper box: Press the tab to
open
Lower box: Lift the lever to open
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CAUTION
■ While driving
Keep the console box closed.
Injuries may result in the event of an accident or sudden braking.
Overhead console (if equipped)
The overhead console is useful for
temporarily storing sunglasses and
similar small items.
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CAUTION
■ Items that should not be left in the overhead console
Do not leave glasses or lighters in the console.
If the interior of the vehicle becomes hot, lighters may explode and glasses may
warp or become cracked.
■ While driving
Do not leave the overhead console open. Items may fall out and cause injury.
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Cup holders
■ Front
To open, press down and release
the cup holder lid.
You can adjust or remove the separator inside.
Pull down the knob so that the
cup holder swings down.
Push down the cup holder with
holding the console box lid.
■ Rear
Rear end of the rear console
To open, press in and release the
cup holder lid.
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Left-side trim panel near the third seat
To open, pull out the cup holder lid.
Right-side trim panel near the third seat
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CAUTION
■ Items unsuitable for the cup holder
Do not place anything other than cups or aluminum cans in the cup holders.
Other items may be thrown out of the holders in the event of an accident or sudden
braking and cause injury. If possible, cover hot drinks to prevent burns.
■ When not in use
Keep the cup holders closed.
Injuries may result in the event of an accident or sudden braking.
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Card holder
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Sun visors
Forward position: Flip down.
Side position: Flip down,
unhook, and swing to the
side.
Side extender: Place in side
position, then slide backwards.
Forward position with the sun
visor in the position or :
Flip down
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Vanity mirror
The light turns on when the
cover is opened.
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Clock
■ Adjust clock
Adjust hours.
Adjust minutes.
Round the nearest hour.*
*: e.g. 1:00 to 1:291:00
1:30 to 1:592:00
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■ The clock is displayed when
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The ignition key is in the “ACC” or “ON” position.
■ When the battery is disconnected
The time display will automatically be set to 1:00.
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Outside temperature display
The displayed temperature ranges from -22°F (-30°C) up to 122°F
(50°C).
■ Operating conditions
The ignition key is in the “ON” position.
■ When --- is displayed
The system may be malfunctioning. Take your vehicle to your Lexus dealer.
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Ashtrays
Front
Press in and release the lid to
open.
Press down on the lock spring
plate to remove.
Push the lid to close.
Rear
Pull the ashtray lid to open.
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Pull the ashtray lid to open.
Pull out the ashtray with pressing on the snuffer bridge to
remove.
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Pull the ashtray upwards to
remove.
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CAUTION
■ When not in use
Keep the ashtray closed.
Injuries may result in the event of an accident or sudden braking.
NOTICE
■ To prevent fire
● Fully extinguish matches and cigarettes before putting them in the ashtray, then
make sure the ashtray is fully closed.
● Do not place paper or any other type of flammable object in the ashtray.
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Cigarette lighter
Push the cigarette lighter in.
The cigarette lighter will pop up
when ready for use.
■ The cigarette lighter can be used when
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The ignition key is in the “ACC” position.
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CAUTION
■ To avoid burns or fires
● Do not touch the metal parts 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 into the outlet.
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Power outlet
The power outlet can be used for 12V accessories that run on less than
10A.
Instrument panel
Console box (without Navigation System)
Console box (with Navigation System)
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Luggage compartment
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■ The power outlet can be used when
The ignition key is in the “ACC” or “ON” position.
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NOTICE
■ To avoid damaging the power outlet
Close the power outlet lid when not in use.
Foreign objects or liquids that enter the power outlet may cause a short circuit.
■ To prevent the fuse from being blown
Do not use an accessory that uses more than 12V/10A.
■ To prevent battery discharge
Do not use the power outlet longer than necessary when the engine is not running.
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Seat heaters
For driver’s seat
For passenger’s seat
High heating temperature
Low heating temperature
To turn on the seat heater, push the
switch to “HI” or “LO”.
To turn off, push the switch lightly
on the opposite side.
■ The seat heaters can be used when
The ignition key is in the “ON” position.
CAUTION
■ Burns
● Use caution when seating the following persons in a seat with the seat heater on
to avoid the possibility of burns:
•
•
•
•
Babies, small children, the elderly, the sick and the disabled
Persons with sensitive skin
Persons who are fatigued
Persons who have taken alcohol or drugs that induce sleep (sleeping drugs,
cold remedies, etc.)
● Do not cover the seat with anything when using the seat heater.
Using the seat heater with a blanket or cushion increases the temperature of the
seat and may lead to overheating.
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NOTICE
■ 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 discharge
Turn the switches off when the engine is not running.
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Coat hooks
Press in and release the hook to
use.
CAUTION
■ Items that must not be hung on the hook
Do not hang a coat hanger, other hard or sharp object on the hook. If the side curtain airbags deploy, there items may become projectiles that cause death or serious
injury.
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Armrest
Pull the armrest down for use.
NOTICE
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■ To prevent damage to the armrest
Do not place too much strain on the armrest.
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Floor mats
Securely place a mat that matches the size of the space on the carpet.
Secure the floor mat using the
hooks provided.
CAUTION
■ When inserting the floor mat
Make sure the floor mat is properly placed on the vehicle 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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Luggage compartment features
■ Tie-down hooks
Tie-down hooks are provided
for securing loose items.
■ Cargo net hooks
The cargo net itself is not included
as an original equipment.
■ Warning reflector holder
Hold the warning reflector with
a band.
The warning reflector itself is not
included as an original equipment.
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To hang the cargo net, use the
cargo net hooks and rear tiedown hooks.
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■ First-aid kit holder
Hold the first-aid kit with a band.
The first-aid kit itself is not included
as an original equipment.
NOTICE
■ To prevent damage to the cargo net hooks
Avoid hanging things other than a cargo net on it.
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Garage door opener
The garage door opener can be programmed to operate garage doors,
gates, entry doors, door locks, home lighting systems, and security systems,
and other devices.
The garage door opener (HomeLink Universal Transceiver) is manufactured
under license from HomeLink.
Programming the HomeLink (for U.S.A. owners)
The HomeLink compatible transceiver in your vehicle has 3 buttons
which can be programmed to operate 3 different devices. Refer to the
programming method below appropriate for the device.
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Buttons
Indicator
■ Programming the HomeLink
STEP 1
3
Point the remote control for the
device 1 to 3 in. (25 to 75 mm)
from the HomeLink control buttons.
Keep the indicator light on the
HomeLink in view while programming.
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STEP 2
Press and hold down one of the
buttons on the HomeLink and
the button on the transmitter.
When the indicator light on the
HomeLink changes from a slow
to a rapid flash after 20 seconds,
you can release both buttons.
STEP 3
Test the operation of the
HomeLink by pressing the newly
programmed button.
If programming a garage door
opener, check to see if the garage
door opens and closes. If the
garage door does not operate, see
if your garage transmitter is of the
Rolling Code type. Press and hold
the programmed HomeLink button. The garage door has the rolling code feature if the indicator
light (on the HomeLink) flashes
rapidly for 2 seconds and then
remains lit. If your transmitter is the
Rolling Code type, proceed to the
heading “Programming a rolling
code system”.
STEP 4
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Repeat the steps above to program another device for each of
the remaining HomeLink buttons.
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■ Programming a Rolling Code system (for U.S.A. owners)
If your device is Rolling Code equipped, follow the steps under the
heading “Programming the HomeLink” before proceeding with the
steps listed below.
STEP 1
Locate the training button on the ceiling mounted garage door
opener motor. The exact location and color of the button may
vary by brand of garage door opener.
Refer to the operation manual supplied with the garage door opener
for the location of the training button.
STEP 2
STEP 3
Press the training button.
Press and release the vehicle’s programmed HomeLink button
twice. The garage door may open.
The ceiling mounted garage door opener motor should now recognize
the HomeLink transceiver and operate the garage door.
Repeat the steps above to program another rolling code system
for any of the remaining HomeLink buttons.
■ Programming an entry gate (for U.S.A. owners)/Programming all
devices in the Canadian market
STEP 1 Place your transmitter 1 to 3 in. (25 to 75 mm) away from the surface of the HomeLink.
STEP 4
Keep the indicator light on the HomeLink in view while programming.
STEP 2
STEP 3
STEP 4
Press and hold the selected HomeLink button.
Repeatedly press and release (cycle) the device’s remote control
button for two seconds each until step 4 is complete.
When the indicator light on the HomeLink compatible transceiver start to flashing rapidly, release the buttons.
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If the garage door opens, the programming process is complete. If the
door does not open, press and release the button a third time. This third
press and release will complete the programming process by opening
the garage door.
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Test the operation of the HomeLink by pressing the newly programmed button. Check to see if the gate/device operates correctly.
STEP 6 Repeat the steps above to program another device for each of
the remaining HomeLink buttons.
■ Programming other devices
To program other devices such as home security systems, home door
locks or lighting, contact your authorized Lexus dealer for assistance.
STEP 5
■ Reprogramming a button
The individual HomeLink buttons cannot be erased but can be
reprogrammed. To reprogram a button, follow the “Programming the
HomeLink” instructions.
Operating the HomeLink
Press the appropriate HomeLink button. The HomeLink indicator
light on the HomeLink transceiver should turn on.
The HomeLink continues to send a signal for up to 20 seconds as long as
the button is pressed.
Erasing the entire HomeLink memory (all three programs)
Press and hold down the 2 outside
buttons for 20 seconds until the
indicator light flashes.
If you sell your vehicle, be sure to
erase the programs stored in the
HomeLink memory.
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■ 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 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.
■ 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 safety stop and reverse features as required by federal safety
standards.
This includes any garage door that cannot detect an obstruction object. A door or
device without these features increases the risk of death or serious injury.
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CAUTION
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Compass (if equipped)
The compass on the inside rear view mirror indicates the direction in which
the vehicle is heading.
■ Operation
To turn the compass on or off,
push “AUTO” for longer than 3
seconds.
■ Displays and directions
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Display
Direction
N
North
NE
Northeast
E
East
SE
Southeast
S
South
SW
Southwest
W
West
NW
Northwest
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Calibrating the compass
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If you cross over a map boundary shown in illustration, the compass will deviate.
To obtain higher precision or perfect calibration, refer to the following.
■ Deviation calibration
STEP 1 Stop the vehicle where it is safe to drive in a circle.
Press “AUTO” until a number (1 to
STEP 2
15) appears on the compass display.
STEP 3
Press “AUTO”, and referring to the map above, select the number
of the zone where you are.
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The direction display deviates from the true direction determined by the
earth’s magnetic field. The amount of deviation varies according to the
geographic position of the vehicle.
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STEP 4
Wait a few seconds until the compass direction is displayed.
The calibration is complete.
■ Circling calibration
If “C” appears on the display, drive
the vehicle at 5 mph (8 km/h) or
less in a circle until a direction is
displayed.
If there is not enough space to
drive in a circle, drive around the
block until the direction is displayed.
■ Conditions unfavorable to correct operation
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 interfer-
ence by artificial magnetic fields (underground car park/parking lot, under a
steel tower, between buildings, roof car park/parking lot, near an intersection,
near a large vehicle, etc.).
● The vehicle has become magnetized.
(There is a magnet or metal object near the inside rear view mirror.)
● The battery has been disconnected.
● A door is open.
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CAUTION
■ While driving
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 neighborhood. Do not violate any local traffic rules while performing circling calibration.
NOTICE
■ To avoid the compass malfunctions
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Do not place magnets or any metal objects near the inside rear view mirror.
Doing this may cause a malfunction of the compass sensor.
● 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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■ To ensure normal operation of the compass
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Lexus Link System (if equipped)
The Lexus Link System is a communication service that uses Global Positioning System (GPS) data and cellular service to provide you with safety,
security and convenience. This system is only operational in GPS and cellular coverage areas. Button operation and voice commands are used to
operate the system. To operate the system, follow the voice guidance
instructions. For details about service and subscription, call the Lexus Link
Call Center at 1-800-25-LEXUS (1-800-255-3987) (toll-free).
■ Buttons
Voice keypad button
Volume control
Phone button
“SERVICES” button
Emergency button
■ Services
The Lexus Link System offers the following services.
● Airbag deployment notification (P. 248)
● Emergency assistance (P. 248)
● Stolen vehicle location assistance (P. 249)
● Remote horn/lights and remote door lock/unlock (P. 249)
● Advisor record (P. 250)
● Personal calling (P. 250)
● Other services (P. 249)
Operating the Lexus Link System during a Bluetooth phone call will terminate the Bluetooth phone call.
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Safety information for the Lexus Link System
Important! Read this information before using the Lexus Link System.
■ Exposure to radio frequency signals
The Lexus Link System installed in your vehicle is a low power ratio transmitter and receiver. When the ignition switch is in the “ON” position, it
receives and also sends radio frequency (RF) signals.
In August 1996, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
adopted RF exposure guidelines with safety levels for mobile wireless
phones. Those guidelines are consistent with the safety standards previously set by both U.S. and international standards bodies.
● ANIS (American National Standards Institute) C95.1 [1992]
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● ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) [1996]
Those standards were based on comprehensive and periodic evaluations
of the relevant scientific literature. Over 120 scientists, engineers, and
physicians from universities, government health agencies, and industry
reviewed the available body of research to develop the ANSI Standard
(C95.1).
The design of the Lexus Link System complies with the FCC guidelines in
addition to those standards.
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● NCRP (National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement)
Report 86 [1986]
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Indicator and warning lights
Operation indicator light
If your subscription has expired,
the operation indicator light will go
off.
Warning light
If the warning light (red light)
comes on, have the vehicle
inspected by your Lexus dealer.
Airbag deployment notification
If an airbag deploys, an emergency call is automatically placed to the Lexus
Link Call Center, and your vehicle’s location is identified. The Lexus Link
Advisor will attempt to contact you and assess the situation. The Advisor
can quickly contact the nearest emergency services provider, describe the
situation and request that assistance be sent to your location.
The Lexus Link Advisor can, if requested, connect you to an emergency services operator.
Emergency assistance
When you press the
button, a priority call is placed to the Lexus Link
Call Center with your vehicle’s location. At the Call Center, the Lexus Link
Advisor can determine your vehicle’s location, communicate with you, and,
if appropriate, contact the nearest emergency service provider.
If you have accidentally pressed the button, tell the Lexus Link Advisor that you
are not experiencing an emergency.
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Stolen vehicle location assistance
If your vehicle is stolen, call the Lexus Link Call Center at 1-800-25LEXUS (1-800-255-3987) (toll-free) and select the option for Lexus Link.
To protect subscribers’ privacy, the location of a vehicle will not be provided to
anyone other than a law enforcement authority.
Remote horn/lights and remote door lock/unlock
The remote operations are performed by contacting the Lexus Link Call
Center from the outside of the vehicle. When necessary, call the Lexus Link
Call Center at 1-800-25-LEXUS (1-800-255-3987) (toll-free) and
select the option for Lexus Link.
● In the case that you forget where you parked the vehicle, such as in a
large parking lot, the Lexus Link Call Center can send a signal to flash the
headlights and sound the horn to help you locate the vehicle.
When contacting the Lexus Link Call Center from the outside of the vehicle,
you need the Lexus Link PIN (Personal Identification Number). Write the PIN
down and carry it with you.
Other services
Press the
button in the vehicle or call the Lexus Link Call Center at 1800-25-LEXUS (1-800-255-3987) (toll-free), and then select the option
for Lexus Link. The services provided will depend on the service plan level.
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● In the case that you forget to lock the vehicle or you are locked out, the
Lexus Link Call Center can send a signal to lock or unlock the vehicle
remotely.
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Advisor record
■ Recording a conversation with an advisor
Press the
button to record a conversation. To stop recording, press
the
button again.
• Up to 2 minutes of recording time is available.
• Recording a new conversation deletes the previously recorded conversation.
■ Playing the recorded conversation
STEP 1 Press the
or
button.
STEP 2 Say “Advisor playback”.
Press the button again to stop the playback.
To restart the playback, press the
button, say “Advisor playback”
and then select either of the following methods.
• Say “Resume” to resume the playback.
• Say “Play” to start from the beginning.
Personal calling
The hands-free personal calling feature can be added to the Lexus Link
System as an option. You can purchase a package of minutes that works
best for you. As you make and receive calls, minutes are deducted from
your plan. They are easily billed to a credit card that is kept on file so no
separate phone bill is needed.
Personal calling universal voice recognition commands:
• “Help” The system will provide a list of available commands.
• “Clear” When you are entering digits, this command will erase the last
digit entered.
• “Cancel” This command takes you from the current function to the “Lexus
Link ready” prompt. If the last response from the system was “Lexus Link
ready”, this command will exit voice mode.
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Voice recognition error message:
• “Pardon” The system responds with this message if the system does not
recognize your voice command properly. Say the command slowly again.
After the third time this happens, the system will try to guess the command
you are requesting. If correct, say “Yes”. If not, say “No”, and the system will
prompt you with its next-best guess.
• “Slower please” The system responds with this message if you say a command before the system is ready to listen or if your voice command cannot
be recognized because of substantial background noise. Try to wait
slightly longer before speaking.
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
Press the
button. When the system responds with “Lexus
Link ready”, say “Digit dial”.
When the system responds with “Digit please”, say the first digit
of the number to be dialed and wait for it to be repeated back to
you.
Continue one digit at a time until all digits are entered.
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■ There are 5 ways to make a call.
Dialing a specific number
STEP 1 Press the
button. When the system responds with “Lexus
Link ready”, say “Dial”.
STEP 2 When the system responds with “Phone number to dial please”,
say the entire number you wish to dial without pausing.
STEP 3 The system will repeat the number and ask “Yes or No”.
STEP 4 Say “Yes” (or “No” to try again).
STEP 5 The system responds with “Dialing” (your call will then be connected).
Dialing digit-by-digit (“Digit Dial”)
“Digit Dial” enables you to dial a phone number by individual digit. This is
helpful when there is background noise and also improves voice recognition.
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STEP 4
When finished, say “Dial”. The system responds with “Dialing” and
your call is placed.
If you have problems storing a number using the continuous number
method, you can store numbers one digit at a time using “Digit Store”.
Simply follow the instructions above for “Digit Dial”, except say “Digit
Store” in STEP 1 and “Store” in STEP 4.
Dialing a phone number saved as a nametag
A nametag is a convenient way to store important or frequently called
phone numbers for easy access at any time. To do this, choose a frequently-called number to store, the example below uses your home telephone number.
● How to store a nametag
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
STEP 4
STEP 5
STEP 6
Press the
button. When the system responds with “Lexus
Link ready”, say “Store”.
When the system responds with “Phone number to store, please”,
say the entire number you wish to store with no pauses. The system will repeat the number and ask “Yes or No”.
Say “Yes” (or “No” to try again).
When the system responds with “Nametag, please”, say “home”.
When the system responds with “About to store home. Does that
sound OK?”, say “Yes” (or “No” to try again).
The system responds with “Storing home”.
-The system can store up to 20 nametags.
-Try to use multi-syllable nametags such as “my home”, and “the office”.
-Try to avoid similar-sounding nametags like “Tim” and “Kim”.
When using the “Dial” and “Store” commands, the system will recognize 7, 10, and 11-digit phone numbers. When dialing or storing a phone
number, you can say “zero” or “oh” for 0.
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● How to place a call using a stored nametag
Press the
button. When the system responds with “Lexus
Link ready”, say “Call”.
STEP 2 When the system responds with “Nametag, please”, say the
stored nametag.
STEP 3 The system responds with “Calling [nametag]”.
● How to hear a list of your stored nametags
STEP 1
Press the
button. When the system responds with “Lexus
Link ready”, say “Directory”.
STEP 2 The system will list your nametags.
Dialing the last number you called (“Redial”)
You can dial the last number you called by using the “Redial” feature.
STEP 1
If you do not answer within 30 seconds, the system will terminate the incoming call.
■ Ending a call
When your call is finished, press the
button to end the call.
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Press the
button. When the system responds with “Lexus
Link ready”, say “Redial”.
STEP 2 The system will respond with “Redialing [#]”.
Dialing a number a Lexus Link Advisor downloaded to your vehicle
STEP 1 Press the
button. When the system responds with “Lexus
Link ready”, say “Number recall”.
STEP 2 The system will respond with “Connecting to number recall”.
■ Receiving a call
When someone calls you, you will hear a ring tone. Press the
button
to answer the call.
STEP 1
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■ Accessing voice mail and sending number tones to an automated
phone system
You can access a voice mail system and respond to a number request
from an automated phone system. When you receive the request for a
number while in a call, press the
button after saying the numbers
one at a time, say “Dial”.
If you do not say any commands within 5 seconds after pressing the button,
or if you press the button twice, the system cannot receive the number tones
you are trying to send. Press the button to try again.
■ How to retrieve your phone number
Press the
button. When the system responds with “Lexus
Link ready”, say “My number”.
STEP 2 The system responds with “Your number is [#]”.
If the response is “Personal calling unavailable”, this means your personal
calling feature is not yet active, this may take a few days from vehicle
delivery. It could also mean that the personal calling service is not available in your area. Press the
button to check with an Advisor. Now
that you have your number, take a moment to practice by making your
first call to your home phone. Remember, the system recognizes numbers
better when you say them quickly.
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To turn on/off the security
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
Press the
button. When the system responds with “Lexus
Link ready”, say “Security”.
When the system responds with “Enter first digit of code please”,
say your 4-digit code one digit at a time.
After the fourth digit, the system responds with “Security (code
####) is now on/off”.
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■ Verifying remaining units (minutes)
To verify remaining minutes
STEP 1 Press the
button. When the system responds with “Lexus
Link ready”, say “Units”.
STEP 2 When the system responds with “Verify or add”, say “Verify”.
STEP 3 The system responds with “You have [#] units remaining”.
To add more calling units (minutes)
STEP 1 Press the
button. When the system responds with “Lexus
Link ready”, say “Units”.
STEP 2 When the system responds with “Verify or add”, say “Add”.
STEP 3 The system responds with “Connecting to the Personal Calling
Center”.
■ Security code/locking your system
The personal calling function can be locked using a 4-digit security code.
While the system is locked, it is only possible to communicate with the
Lexus Link Call Center.
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■ Speech recognition information
The Lexus Link speech recognition systems use speech technology that is designed
to understand a wide range of speakers of American English. However, the technology may not work as well if a regional or ethnic accent is encountered. If the speech
recognition system does not work properly, refer to the following.
● The system does not recognize your command properly if noise is preset. Per-
form the following to improve voice command recognition.
•
•
•
•
Turn down or off the air conditioning system.
Slow down to reduce wind noise.
Close the windows and the moon roof to block outside noise.
Have all occupants be quiet so that the system does not recognize their conversation as a command.
● When to speak
Say a command within 5 seconds after the system prompts you to speak.
● How to speak
• Speak forcefully and clearly.
• Speak calmly and naturally.
• The driver should speak while facing forward, and the passenger should
speak facing the inside rear view mirror.
• Avoid speaking with a rising intonation. Use a flat or falling intonation.
● Tips for one-word commands
• The system recognizes only one word at a time for personal calling. (There
are some exceptions, such as “Advanced services” and “My number”.)
• When inputting the security codes or voice-activated keypad number, you
must say them one digit at a time. When inputting a phone number, the
speech recognition system can recognize 7, 10, and 11-digit numbers as well
as the number 911.
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● Tips for entering a phone number using the “Dial” and “Store” commands
• You do not need to say “Dial”, “Store” or “Verify” after the phone number.
• If the phone number entered is not 7, 10, or 11 digits, use the “Dial” or “Store”
command.
• Do not pause between the digits.
• Speech recognition does not recognize the words “Hundred” or “Thousand”.
Instead, say each digit.
• Speech recognition often works better when the digits are combined
smoothly into a single phrase.
• If the system does not recognize your command properly, use the “Digit dial”
command to enter one digit at a time.
● If problems continue
Some of the voice guidance instructions can be changed to Spanish. Press the
button and ask a Lexus Link Advisor.
■ Information on Advanced services
See the Lexus Link area of the Lexus website at www.lexus.com/lexuslink/ or call
the Lexus Link Call Center at 1-800-25-LEXUS (1-800-255-3987)(toll-free)
for more information.
■ Certification for the Lexus Link System
FCC ID: SCWTR-423-A2
NOTE:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
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• Say each one of the syllables in the word clearly.
• Be sure to articulate each sound in the word.
• If the system is confusing 2 commands that are similar, be sure to pronounce
the distinction.
• Avoid clipping short words and syllables.
• Try speaking louder to prevent background noise from drowning out your
voice.
● Audible voice prompts
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■ Lexus Link transceiver antenna
● Before using an automatic car wash,
disconnect the antenna by unscrewing
it from the roof mount.
When you remove the antenna, make
sure the ignition is turned off.
● Use only the supplied or an approved antenna. Unauthorized antennas, modifi-
cations, or attachments could damage the Lexus Link System and may violate
FCC regulations.
CAUTION
■ FCC WARNING
Changes or modifications in construction not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Radio Frequency Exposure. This device is approved for Mobile Application only
and, to comply with applicable FCC radio frequency exposure regulations, must be
used with a distance of at least 7.9 in. (20 cm) between the antenna and the body of
any person at all time during use.
■ Caution regarding interference with electronic devices
Persons using medical devices such as a pacemaker should not touch or come in
close contact with the antenna while the vehicle ignition is on. Otherwise, the cellular signals may cause a malfunction in the medical devices.
NOTICE
■ To avoid damage to the system
● Do not touch the antenna unless necessary, as this may affect transceiver quality
and may cause the unit to operate at a higher power level than necessary.
● Make sure the antenna is removed before driving through an automatic car wash.
■ To ensure the Lexus Link System functions correctly
Be sure to reattach the Lexus Link transceiver antenna.
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4-1. Maintenance and care ......... 260
4-2. Maintenance........................... 265
Cleaning and protecting the
vehicle exterior........................ 260
Maintenance
requirements............................ 265
Cleaning and protecting the
vehicle interior......................... 262
General maintenance.............. 267
Emission inspection and
maintenance (I/M)
programs ................................... 270
4-3. Do-it-yourself
maintenance.......................... 271
Do-it-yourself service
precautions................................. 271
Hood .............................................. 275
Engine compartment ............... 276
Tires................................................. 292
Tire inflation pressure .............. 302
Wheels .......................................... 306
Air conditioning filter ............. 308
Wireless remote control
battery ........................................ 309
Checking and replacing
fuses................................................ 311
Light bulbs.................................... 320
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Cleaning and protecting the vehicle exterior
Perform the following to protect the vehicle and maintain it in prime condition.
● Working from top to bottom, liberally apply water to the vehicle
body, wheel wells and underside of the vehicle to remove any dirt
and dust.
Wash the vehicle body using a sponge or soft cloth, such as a chamois.
● For hard-to-remove marks, use car wash soap and rinse thoroughly with water.
● Wipe away any water.
● If water no longer beads on clean paint, apply wax when the vehicle body is cool.
■ Automatic car washes
● Fold the mirrors back and retract the antenna before washing the vehicle.
● Brushes used in automatic car washes may scratch the vehicle surface and
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. Before entering an automatic car wash, check that the fuel filler door is
closed.
■ Aluminum wheels
Remove any dirt immediately by using a neutral detergent. Do not use hard brushes
or abrasive cleaners. Do not use strong or harsh chemical cleaners. Use the same
mild detergent and wax as used on the paint.
■ Bumpers and side moldings
Do not scrub with abrasive cleaners.
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■ To prevent paint deterioration and corrosion on the body
● Wash the vehicle immediately in the following cases:
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•
•
•
•
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.
CAUTION
■ Caution about the exhaust pipe
Exhaust gasses cause the exhaust pipe to become quite hot.
When washing the vehicle, be careful not to touch the pipe until it has cooled sufficiently, as touching a hot exhaust pipe can cause burns.
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NOTICE
■ 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 with a hard brush.
This may damage the surfaces of the lights.
● Do not apply wax on the surface of the lights.
Wax may cause damage to the lenses.
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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. Wipe dirty surfaces
with a cloth dampened with lukewarm water.
■ Cleaning the leather areas
● 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 wool detergent.
● 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 shaded and ventilated area.
■ Synthetic leather areas
● Remove loose dirt using a vacuum cleaner.
● Apply a mild soap solution to the synthetic leather using a sponge
or soft cloth.
● Allow the solution to soak in for a few minutes. Remove the dirt
and wipe off the solution with a clean, damp cloth.
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■ 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 areas
Lexus recommends 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 excellent 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 periodically for excessive wear, fraying or cuts.
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CAUTION
● Be careful not to splash or spill liquid on the floor.
● Do not get any of the SRS components or wiring in the vehicle interior wet.
(P. 55)
Electrical malfunction may cause the airbags to deploy or not function properly,
resulting in death or serious injury.
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■ Water in the vehicle
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NOTICE
■ Cleaning detergents
Do not use the following types of detergent, as they may discolor the vehicle interior or cause streaks or damage to painted surfaces.
● Non-seat portions: Organic substances such as benzene or gasoline, alkaline or
acidic solutions, dye, or bleach.
● Seats: Acidic solutions, such as thinner, benzene, or alcohol.
■ 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
Do not wash the vehicle floor with water.
Vehicle systems such as the audio system may be damaged if water comes into
contact with electrical components under the floor of the vehicle, and may also
cause the body to rust.
■ Cleaning the inside of the rear window
Be careful not to scratch or damage the heater wires or antenna.
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Maintenance requirements
To ensure safe and economical driving, day-to-day care and regular maintenance is essential. Lexus recommends the following maintenance.
■ General maintenance
Should be performed on a daily basis. This can be done by 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 “Warranty and Services Guide/Owner’s Manual Supplement/Scheduled
Maintenance”.
■ Do-it-yourself maintenance
You can perform some maintenance procedures yourself.
Please be aware that do-it-yourself maintenance may affect warranty coverage.
For details about warranty coverage, see the separate “Owner’s Guide”,
“Warranty and Services Guide”, “Owner’s Manual Supplement” or
“Warranty Booklet”.
■ Repair and replacement
It is recommended that genuine Lexus parts be used for repair to ensure performance of each system. If non-Lexus parts are used in replacement or if a repair
shop other than a Lexus dealer performs repairs, confirm the warranty coverage.
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The use of Lexus service and repair manuals is recommended.
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■ Allow inspection and repairs to be performed by a Lexus dealer
● Lexus technicians are well-trained specialists and are kept up to date with the
latest service information. They are well informed about the operations of all
systems on your vehicle.
● 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
■ Warning in handling of battery, oils, fuels, and fluids
● Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and a wide variety of automobile com-
ponents contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm. Work in a well ventilated area.
● 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. 288)
● Used engine oil contains chemicals that have been shown to cause cancer in lab-
oratory animals. Avoid prolonged and repeated contact. Always protect your
skin by washing thoroughly with soap and water.
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General maintenance
Listed below are the general maintenance items that should be performed
at the intervals specified in the “Warranty and Services Guide/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
Check points
Battery
• Maintenance-free
(P. 288)
Brake fluid
• At the correct level?
(P. 284)
Engine coolant
• At the correct level?
(P. 282)
Engine oil
• At the correct level?
(P. 277)
Exhaust system
• No fumes or strange sounds?
Power steering fluid
• At the correct level?
Radiator/condenser/hoses
• Not blocked with foreign matter?
(P. 283)
Suspension fluid
• At the correct level?
(P. 287)
Washer fluid
• At the correct level?
(P. 291)
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(P. 286)
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Vehicle interior
Items
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Check points
Accelerator pedal
• Moves smoothly (without uneven
pedal effort or catching)?
Automatic transmission “Park”
mechanism
• Can the vehicle be hold securely
on an incline with the shift lever in
“P”?
Brake pedal
• Moves smoothly?
• Does it have appropriate clearance
and correct amount of free play?
Brakes
• Pulls to one side when applied?
• Loss of brake effectiveness?
• Spongy feeling brake pedal?
• Pedal almost touches floor?
Head restraints
• Move smoothly and lock securely?
Indicators/buzzers
• Function properly?
Lights
• Do all the lights come on?
• Headlights aimed correctly?
Parking brake
• Moves smoothly?
• Can hold the vehicle securely on
an incline?
Seat belts
• Does the seat belt system operate
smoothly?
• Are the belts undamaged?
Seats
• Do the seat controls operate properly?
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Items
Steering wheel
Check points
• Moves smoothly?
• Has correct free play?
• No strange noises?
Vehicle exterior
Items
Check points
• Operate smoothly?
Engine hood
• The lock system works properly?
Fluid leaks
• Is there any leakage after parking?
Tire
• Inflation pressure is correct?
• Tire surfaces not worn or damaged?
• Tires rotated according to the
maintenance schedule?
• Wheel nuts are not loose?
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CAUTION
■ If the engine is running
Turn off the engine and ensure that there is adequate ventilation before performing
maintenance checks.
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Doors
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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
The malfunction indicator lamp comes on as a temporary malfunction and your vehicle may not pass the I/M test.
■ 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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Do-it-yourself service precautions
If you perform maintenance yourself, be sure to follow the correct procedure given in these sections.
Items
Parts and tools
• Warm water
• Baking soda
• Grease
• Conventional wrench
(for terminal clamp bolts)
Battery condition
(P. 288)
Blade type fuses
(P. 311)
• Fuse with same amperage rating as
original
(P. 284)
• FMVSS No.116 DOT 3 or SAE
J1703 brake fluid
• Rag or paper towel
• Funnel (used only for adding brake
fluid)
Brake fluid level
(P. 311)
• Genuine Lexus fuse or equivalent
with same amperage rating as original
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Cartridge type fuses
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Items
Engine coolant level
Engine oil level
Power steering fluid
Radiator and condenser
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Parts and tools
(P. 282)
• “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.
For the U.S.A.:
“Toyota Super Long Life Coolant”
is pre-mixed with 50% coolant and
50% deionized water.
For Canada:
“Toyota Super Long Life Coolant”
is pre-mixed with 55% coolant and
45% deionized water.
• Funnel (used only for adding coolant)
(P. 277)
• “Toyota Genuine Motor Oil” or
equivalent
• Rag or paper towel
• Funnel (used only for adding
engine oil)
(P. 286)
• Automatic transmission fluid
DEXRON®II or III
• Rag or paper towel
• Funnel (used only for adding power
steering fluid)
(P. 283)
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Items
Parts and tools
Suspension fluid
(P. 287)
• Suspension fluid AHC
• Rag or paper towel
• Funnel (used only for adding suspension fluid AHC)
Tire inflation pressure
(P. 302)
• Tire pressure gauge
• Compressed air source
(P. 291)
• Water
• Washer fluid containing antifreeze
(for winter use)
• Funnel (used only for adding
washer fluid)
Washer fluid
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CAUTION
The engine compartment contains many mechanisms and fluids that may move suddenly, become hot, or become electrically energized. To avoid death or serious injury.
■ When working on the engine compartment
● Keep hands, clothing, and tools away from the moving fan and engine drive belt.
● Be careful not to touch the engine, inverter, radiator, exhaust manifold, 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 working near the electric cooling fan or radiator grille
Be sure the ignition is off. With the ignition in 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. 283)
■ 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.
NOTICE
■ If you remove the air cleaner filter
Driving with the air cleaner filter removed may cause excessive engine wear due to
dirt in the air. Also a backfire could cause a fire in the engine compartment.
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Hood
Release the lock from the inside of the vehicle to open the hood.
STEP 1
Pull the hood release lever.
The hood will pop up slightly.
STEP 2
Lift the hood catch and lift the
hood.
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■ 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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CAUTION
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Engine oil filler cap
Washer fluid tank
(P. 278)
Engine oil level dipstick
(P. 277)
Brake fluid reservoir
(P. 284)
Fuse box
(P. 311)
Battery
(P. 288)
(P. 291)
Condenser
(P. 283)
Radiator
(P. 283)
Engine coolant reservoir
(P. 282)
Power steering fluid reservoir
(P. 286)
Suspension fluid reservoir
(P. 287)
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Engine oil
With the engine at operating temperature and turned off, check the oil
level on the dipstick.
■ Checking the engine oil
STEP 1 Park the vehicle on level ground. After turning off the engine, wait
a few minutes for the oil to drain back into the bottom of the
engine.
Hold a rag under the end and pull
STEP 2
the dipstick out.
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STEP 3
STEP 5
STEP 6
Wipe the dipstick clean.
Reinsert the dipstick fully.
Holding a rag under the end, pull the dipstick out and check the
oil level.
Wipe the dipstick and reinsert it fully.
Low
Full
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■ Adding engine oil
If the oil level is below or near the
low level mark, add engine oil of
the same type as already in the
engine.
Make sure to check the oil type and prepare the items needed before
adding oil.
Oil grade
Oil quantity
(Low  Full)
Items
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
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ILSAC multigrade engine oil
1.6 qt. (1.5 L, 1.3 Imp. qt.)
Clean funnel
Remove the oil filler cap.
Add engine oil slowly, checking the dipstick.
Install the filler cap, turning it clockwise until you hear a click.
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■ Recommended viscosity
SAE 5W-30 is the best choice for
good fuel economy and good
starting in cold weather.
Outside temperature
*: If SAE 5W-30 is not available,
SAE 10W-30 may be used.
However, it should be replaced
with SAE 5W-30 at the next oil
change.
■ How to read oil container labels
Some oil containers are labeled with ILSAC certification marks that
help you to select the proper oil.
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■ 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.
● When judging the amount of oil consumption, keep in mind that the oil may
have become diluted, making it difficult to judge the true level accurately.
● Oil consumption: Max. 1.1 qt./600 miles, 0.9 lmp.qt./600 miles (1.0 L per 1000
km). If the vehicle consumes more than this amount, contact your Lexus dealer.
■ Resetting the engine oil maintenance data (U.S.A. only)
Perform the following steps:
STEP 1 Turn the ignition key to the “LOCK” position with the odometer reading
shown.
STEP 2 Turn the ignition key to the “ON” position with the “ODO/TRIP” knob
held down.
STEP 3 Keep pressing the knob for longer than 7 seconds after the ignition key is
in “ON” position.
After the above operation, the engine oil replacement reminder light goes off.
If the system fails to reset, the light will remain flashing. In this case, return to
STEP 1 and try again.
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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. 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.
NOTICE
■ To prevent serious engine damage
Check the oil level on regular basis.
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■ When replacing the engine oil
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● 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 oil filler 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.
Reservoir cap
Full
Low
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, reservoir cap, radiator cap, drain cock and water
pump.
If you cannot find a leak, have your Lexus dealer pressure test the cap and check for
leaks in the cooling system.
■ Coolant selection
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.
U.S.A.: “Toyota Super Long Life Coolant” is a mixture of 50% coolant and 50%
deionized water. (Enabled: -31F [-35C])
Canada: “Toyota Super Long Life Coolant” is a mixture of 55% coolant and 45%
deionized water. (Enabled: -44F [-42C])
For more details about engine coolant, contact your Lexus dealer.
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CAUTION
■ 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.
NOTICE
■ When adding the engine coolant
Coolant is neither plain water nor straight antifreeze. The correct mixture of water
and antifreeze must be used to provide proper lubrication, corrosion protection
and cooling. Be sure to read the antifreeze or coolant label.
■ If you spill coolant
Be sure to wash it off with water to prevent it damage to parts or paint.
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Radiator and condenser
CAUTION
■ The radiator and condenser may be hot after driving
To prevent burns, do not touch the radiator or condenser after driving.
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Check the radiator and condenser and clear any foreign objects.
If either of the above parts are extremely dirty or you are not sure of their
condition, have your vehicle checked by your Lexus dealer.
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Brake fluid
■ Checking fluid level
The brake fluid level should be
between the “MAX” and “MIN”
lines on the tank.
Make sure to check the fluid type and prepare the necessary items.
■ Adding fluid
Fluid type
Items
FMVSS No.116 DOT 3 or SAE J1703 brake fluid
Clean funnel
■ Brake fluid can absorb moisture from the air
Excess moisture in the fluid can cause a dangerous loss of braking efficiency. Use
only newly opened brake fluid.
CAUTION
■ When filling the reservoir
Take care because brake fluid can harm your hands or eyes and damage painted
surfaces.
If fluid gets in your eyes, flush your eyes with clean water immediately.
If you still experience discomfort, see a doctor.
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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 problem.
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Power steering fluid
■ Fluid level
The fluid level should be within the appropriate range.
Full (when hot)
Add fluid (when hot)
Full (when cold)
Add fluid (when cold)
Hot: Vehicle has been driven around 50 mph (80 km/h) for 20 minutes, or slightly longer in frigid temperatures. (Fluid temperature, 140°F - 175°F [60°C - 80°C]).
Cold: Engine has not been run for about five hours. (Room temperature, 50°F - 85°F [10°C - 30°C]).
■ Checking the fluid level
Make sure to check the fluid type and prepare the necessary items.
Fluid type
Automatic transmission fluid DEXRON® II or III
Items
Rag or paper, Clean funnel (only for adding fluid)
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
STEP 4
STEP 5
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Clean all dirt off the reservoir.
Remove the cap by turning it counterclockwise.
Wipe the dipstick clean.
Reinstall and remove the reservoir cap again.
Check the fluid level.
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CAUTION
■ When checking the reservoir
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, vane pump and hose connections for leaks or damage.
Suspension fluid AHC
■ Fluid level
The fluid level should be within the appropriate range.
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Full
Add fluid
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■ Checking the fluid level
Check the fluid level under the unloaded condition.
Start the engine and put the vehicle height in the “LO” (Low)
mode and then “N” (Normal) mode.
STEP 2 Turn off the ignition switch about 30 seconds after the “N” (Normal) mode indicator light comes on.
STEP 3 Make sure the fluid level is between “MAX” and “MIN”.
If the fluid level is lower than “MIN”, have suspension fluid AHC filled by
your Lexus dealer.
STEP 1
Battery
■ Exterior
Make sure that the battery terminals are not corroded and that there are
no loose connections, cracks, or loose clamps.
Terminals
Hold-down clamp
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■ Checking battery condition
Check the battery condition using the indicator color.
Blue: Good condition
White: Charging is necessary.
Have the vehicle inspected by
your Lexus dealer.
Red: Not working properly,
have the battery checked by
your Lexus dealer.
■ Before recharging
When recharging, the battery produces hydrogen gas which is flammable and
explosive. Therefore, before recharging:
● If recharging with the battery installed on the vehicle, be sure to disconnect the
ground cable.
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● Make sure the power switch on the charger is off when connecting and discon-
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CAUTION
■ Chemicals in the battery
A battery contains poisonous and corrosive sulfuric acid and may produce hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. To reduce the risk of death or serious
injury, take the following precautions while working on or near battery:
● 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 safety charge the battery
Always charge the battery in an open area. Do not charge the battery in a garage or
closed room where there is not sufficient ventilation.
■ How to recharge the battery
Only perform a slow charge (5A or less). The battery may explode if charged at a
quicker rate.
■ Emergency measures regarding electrolyte
● If electrolyte gets in your eyes
Flush your eyes with clean water for at least 15 minutes and get immediate medical attention. If possible, continue to apply water with a sponge or cloth while
traveling to the nearest medical facility.
● If electrolyte gets on your skin
Wash the affected area thoroughly. If you feel pain or a burning sensation, seek
medical attention immediately.
● If electrolyte gets on your clothes
It can soak through clothing on to your skin. Immediately take off the clothing and
follow the procedure above if necessary.
● If you accidentally swallow electrolyte
Drink a large quantity of water or milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten raw
egg or vegetable oil. Get emergency medical attention immediately.
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NOTICE
■ When recharging the battery
Never recharge the battery while the engine is running. Also, be sure all accessories are turned off.
Washer fluid
If any washer does not work or the
low washer fluid warning light
come on the washer tank may be
empty. Add washer fluid.
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NOTICE
■ Do not use any fluid other than washer fluid
Do not use soapy water or engine antifreeze instead of washer fluid.
Doing so may cause streaking on the vehicle’s painted surfaces.
■ Diluting washer fluid
Dilute washer fluid with water as necessary.
Refer to the freezing temperatures listed on the washer fluid tank.
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Tires
Replace or rotate tires in accordance with maintenance schedules and
tread wear.
■ Checking tires
New tread
Tread wear indicator
Worn tread
The location of tread wear indicators is shown by the “TWI” or
“” marks, etc., molded on the
sidewall of each tire.
Check spare tire condition and
inflation pressure if not rotated.
■ Tire rotation
Rotate the tires in the order
shown.
Front
Lexus recommends tire rotation
in accordance with the maintenance schedule to equalize tire
wear and extend tire life.
Do not fail to initialize the tire
pressure warning system after
tire rotation.
■ The tire pressure warning system
Your Lexus is equipped with a tire pressure warning system that uses
tire pressure warning valves and transmitters to detect low tire inflation pressure before serious problems arise. (P. 340)
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Installing tire pressure warning valves and transmitters
When replacing tires or wheels, tire pressure warning valves and transmitters must also be installed. Tire pressure warning valves and transmitters can be installed in any of the following three ways:
● Tire pressure warning valves and transmitters can be removed from the
old wheels and installed on the new wheels.
● When replacing only the tire, the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter already installed on the wheel does not need to be replaced.
● Replacing both a wheel and its tire pressure warning valve and transmitter.
When new tire pressure warning valves and transmitters are installed,
new tire pressure warning valve and transmitter ID codes must be registered in the tire pressure warning ECU and tire pressure warning system
must be initialized. (P. 294, 295)
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Initializing the tire pressure warning system
■ The tire pressure warning system must be initialized in the following
circumstances:
● When rotating the tires on vehicles differing with front and rear tire
inflation pressures.
● When changing the tire inflation pressure by changing traveling
speed or load weight, etc.
● When changing the tire size.
When the tire pressure warning system is initialized, the current tire
inflation pressure is set as the pressure benchmark.
■ How to initialize the tire pressure warning system
STEP 1 Park the vehicle in safe place and turn the ignition key to the
“LOCK” position.
While the vehicle is moving, initialization is not performed.
STEP 2
Adjust the tire inflation pressure to the specified cold tire inflation
pressure level. (P. 376)
Make sure to adjust the tire pressure to the specified cold tire inflation
pressure level. The tire pressure warning system will operate based on
this pressure level.
STEP 3
STEP 4
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Turn the ignition key to the “ON” position.
Push and hold the tire pressure
warning reset switch until the tire
pressure warning light blinks
slowly three times.
Wait for a few minutes with the “ON” position, and then turn the
ignition key to the “LOCK” position.
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Registering and selecting ID codes
■ Registering ID codes
2 sets of tire pressure warning valve and transmitter ID codes can be
registered. Once a second set of tires (winter tires etc.) is registered at
“2nd”, you can switch between tire set settings simply by pressing the
tire pressure warning select switch.
There are 2 settings:
“MAIN” position: The ID code of the tire pressure warning valve and
transmitter on the tires originally installed on the vehicle is registered.
“2nd” position: The code is not registered. When you replace a new set
of tires, purchase tire pressure warning valves and transmitters from
your Lexus dealer and have the new ID code registered by your Lexus
dealer.
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■ Selecting ID codes
When replacing tires, make sure to select the ID code set that matches
the new tire set. If the incorrect ID code is selected, the tire pressure
warning system will not operate properly.
“MAIN”
“2nd”
■ When to replace your vehicle’s tires
Tires should be replaced if:
● You have tire damage such as cuts, splits, cracks deep enough to expose the
fabric or bulges indicating internal damage
● A tire goes flat repeatedly or cannot be properly repaired due to the size or
location of a cut or other damage
If you are not sure, consult with your Lexus dealer.
■ Replacing tires and wheels
If the ID code is not registered, the system will not work properly. After about 1 hour,
the tire pressure warning light blinks to indicate a system malfunction.
■ Tire life
Any tire over 6 years old must be checked by a qualified technician even if they
have seldom or never been used or damage is not obvious.
■ If the tread wears down below 0.16 in. (4 mm) on snow tires
The effectiveness of snow tires is lost.
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■ Maximum load of tire
Check that the maximum load of the replaced tire is greater than 1/2 of the Gross
Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR) of either the front axle or the rear axle, whichever is
greater.
As for the maximum load of the tire, see the load limit at maximum cold tire inflation
pressure mentioned on the sidewall of the tire, and as for the Gross Axle Weight
Ratings (GAWR), see the Certification Label. (P. 302, 381).
■ Tire types
1 Summer tires
Summer tires are high-speed performance tires best suited to highway driving
under dry conditions. Since summer tires do not have the same traction performance as snow tires, summer tires are inadequate for driving on snow-covered
or icy roads. For driving on snow-covered roads or icy roads, the use of snow tires
is recommended. When installing snow tires, be sure to replace all four tires.
2 All season tires
3 Snow tires
For driving on snow-covered roads or icy roads, we recommend using snow tires.
If you need snow tires, select tires of the same size, construction and load capacity as the originally installed tires. Since your vehicle has radial tires as original
equipment, make sure your snow tires also have radial construction. Do not install
studded tires without first checking local regulations for possible restriction.
Snow tires should be installed on all wheels. (P. 156)
■ Initializing the tire pressure warning system
Initialize the tires with the tire inflation pressure adjusted to the specified level.
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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.
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■ If you push the tire pressure reset switch accidentally
If initialization is performed, adjust the tire inflation pressure to the specified level
and initialize the system again.
■ When the initialization of the tire pressure warning system has failed
Initialization can be completed in a few minutes. However, in the following cases,
the settings have not been recorded and the system will not operate properly. If
repeated attempts to record tire inflation pressure settings are unsuccessful, have
the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer.
● When operating the tire pressure warning reset switch, the warning light does
not flash.
● After driving for a certain period of time since the initialization has been com-
pleted, the warning light flashes.
■ Routine tire inflation pressure checks
The tire pressure warning system does not replace routine tire inflation pressure
checks. Make sure to check tire inflation pressure as part of your routine of daily
vehicle checks.
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■ Tire pressure warning system certification
For vehicles sold in the U.S.A.
NOTE:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
NOTICE:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
● Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
● 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.
For vehicles sold in Canada
NOTE:
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
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● Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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CAUTION
■ When inspecting or replacing tires
Observe the following precautions to prevent accidents. Failure to do so may cause
damage to parts of the drive train, as well as dangerous handling characteristics,
which may lead to fatal or injury accidents.
● Do not mix tires of different makes, models, tread patterns or tread wear.
● Do not use tire sizes other than those recommended by Lexus.
● Do not mix radial, bias-belted, or bias-ply tires.
● Do not mix summer, all season and winter tires.
■ When initializing the tire pressure warning system
Do not push the reset switch without first adjusting the tire inflation pressure to the
specified level. Otherwise, the tire pressure warning light may not come on even if
the tire inflation pressure is low, or it may come on when the tire inflation pressure is
actually normal.
NOTICE
■ Repairing or replacing tires, wheels and tire pressure warning valves and trans-
mitters
● When removing or fitting the wheels, tires or the tire pressure warning valve and
transmitter, contact your Lexus dealer as the tire pressure warning valve and
transmitter may be damaged if not handled correctly.
● When replacing tires, make sure also to replace the tire pressure warning valve
and transmitter grommets.
■ Do not use puncture sealant sprays to repair flats
Puncture sealant sprays may damage tire pressure warning valves and transmitters.
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NOTICE
■ Driving on rough roads
Take particular care when driving on roads with loose surfaces or potholes.
These conditions may cause losses in tire inflation pressure, reducing the cushioning ability of the tires. In addition driving on rough roads may cause damage to the
tires themselves, as well as the vehicle’s wheels and body.
■ If tire inflation pressures become low while driving
Do not continue driving, or your tires and/or wheels may be ruined.
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Tire inflation pressure
■ Tire inflation pressure
The recommended cold tire inflation pressure and tire size is displayed on the tire and loading information label. (P. 376)
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■ Inspection and adjustment procedure
Tire valve
Tire pressure gauge
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
STEP 4
STEP 5
.
■ Tire inflation pressure check interval
You should check tire inflation pressure every two weeks, or at least once a month.
Do not forget to check the spare.
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STEP 6
Remove the tire valve cap.
Press the tip of the tire pressure gauge onto the tire valve.
Read the pressure using the graduations of the gauge.
If the tire inflation pressure is not within the recommended levels, adjust tire pressure.
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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■ Effects of incorrect tire inflation pressure
Driving with incorrect tire inflation pressure may result in the following:
● Reduced fuel efficiency
● Reduced driving comfort and tire life
● Reduced safety
● Damage to the drive train
If a tire needs frequent refilling, have it checked by your Lexus dealer.
■ Instructions for checking tire inflation pressure
When checking tire inflation pressure, observe the following:
● Check only when the tires are cold.
If your vehicle has been parked for at least 3 hours and has not been driven for
more than 1 mile or 1.5 km, you will get an accurate cold tire inflation pressure
reading.
● 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 capacity weight.
Passengers and luggage weight should be placed so that the vehicle is balanced.
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CAUTION
■ Proper inflation is critical to save tire performance
Keep your tires properly inflated. Otherwise, the following conditions may occur
and result in an accident causing death or serious injury.
● Excessive wear
● Uneven wear
● Poor handling
● Possibility of blowouts resulting from overheated tires
● Poor sealing of the tire bead
● Wheel deformation and/or tire separation
● A greater possibility of tire damage from road hazards
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■ When inspecting and adjusting tire inflation pressure
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Be sure to reinstall the tire valve caps.
Without the valve caps, dirt or moisture could get into the valve and cause air leakage, which could result in an accident. If the caps have been lost, replace them as
soon as possible.
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Wheels
If a wheel is bent, cracked or heavily corroded, it should be replaced.
Otherwise, the tire may separate from the wheel or cause loss of handling
control.
■ Wheel selection
When replacing wheels, care should be taken to ensure that they
are equivalent to those removed in load capacity, diameter, rim
width, and offset.
Replacement wheels are available at your Lexus dealer.
Lexus does not recommend using:
• Wheels of different sizes or types
• Used wheels
• Bent wheels that have been straightened
■ Aluminum wheel precautions
● Use only Lexus wheel nuts and wrenches designed for use with
your aluminum wheels.
● When rotating, repairing or changing 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 genuine balance weights or equivalent and a
plastic or rubber hammer when balancing your wheels.
■ When replacing wheels
The wheels of your Lexus are equipped with tire pressure warning valves and transmitters that allow the tire pressure warning system to provide advanced warning in
the event of a loss in tire inflation pressure. Whenever wheels are replaced, the tire
pressure warning valves and transmitters must be switched over from the old
wheels. (P. 293)
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CAUTION
■ When replacing wheels
● Do not use wheels that are a different size from those recommended in the
Owner’s Manual, as this may result in loss of handling control.
● Never use 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.
NOTICE
■ Replacing tire pressure warning valves and transmitters
● Because tire repair or replacement may affect the tire pressure warning valves
and transmitters, make sure to have tires serviced by your Lexus dealer or other
qualified service shop. In addition, make sure to purchase your tire pressure
warning valves and transmitters at your Lexus dealer.
● Ensure that only genuine Lexus wheels are used on your vehicle.
Tire pressure warning valves and transmitters may not work properly with nongenuine wheels.
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Air conditioning filter
The air conditioning filter must be changed regularly to maintain air conditioning efficiency.
■ Information label
Contact your Lexus dealer for
further
information
when
replacing air conditioning filter.
■ Changing interval
Inspect and replace the air conditioning filter according to the maintenance schedule. In dusty areas or areas with heavy traffic flow, early replacement may be
required. (For scheduled maintenance information, refer to the “Warranty and Services Guide/Owner's Manual Supplement/Scheduled Maintenance”.)
■ If air flow from the vents decreases dramatically
The filter may be clogged. Check the filter and replace if necessary.
NOTICE
■ When using the air conditioning system
Make sure that a filter is always installed.
Using the air conditioning system without a filter may cause damage to the system.
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Wireless remote control battery
Replace the battery with a new one if it is discharged.
■ You will need the following items:
● Small Phillips-head screwdriver
● Lithium battery (CR2016)
■ Replacing the battery
STEP 1
Remove the screw and cover.
Push the cover in the arrow
direction.
STEP 2
Remove the module.
STEP 3
Open the case cover and
remove the depleted battery.
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Insert a new battery with the “+”
terminal facing up.
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■ If the wireless remote control battery is discharged
The following symptoms may occur.
● The wireless remote control will not function properly.
● The operational range is reduced.
● The indicator light on the wireless remote control is dimmed or does not come
on.
■ Use a CR2016 lithium battery
● Batteries can be purchased at your Lexus dealer, jewelers or camera stores.
● Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by a Lexus dealer.
● Dispose of used batteries according to the local laws.
CAUTION
■ Removed battery and other parts
Keep away from children.
These parts are small and if swallowed by a child they can cause choking.
NOTICE
■ For normal operation after replacing the battery
Observe the following precautions to prevent accidents.
● Always work with dry hands. Moisture may cause the battery to rust.
● Do not touch or move any other components inside the electronic key.
● Do not bend the battery terminals.
● Take care not to lose the screws.
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Checking and replacing fuses
If any of the electrical components do not operate, a fuse may have blown.
If this happens, check and replace the fuses as necessary.
Turn the ignition key to the “LOCK” position.
STEP 2 Open the fuse box cover.
Engine compartment
Push the tab in and lift the lid off.
STEP 1
Push the tab in and lift the lid off.
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Driver’s side instrument panel
Lift the lid off while pushing the
tabs on either side.
Passenger’s side instrument panel
Lift the lid off while pushing the
tabs on either side.
STEP 4
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After a system failure, see “Fuse layout and amperage ratings”
(P. 314) for details about which fuse to check.
Remove the fuse with the pullout tool.
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Check if the fuse has blown.
Type A (blade type fuse)
STEP 6
Normal fuse
Blown fuse
Replace it with one of an appropriate amperage rating. The
amperage rating can be found
on the fuse box lid.
Type B (cartridge type fuse)
Normal fuse
Blown fuse
Replace it with one of an appropriate amperage rating. The
amperage rating can be found
on the fuse box lid.
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Fuse layout and amperage ratings
■ Engine compartment
314
Fuse
Ampere
Circuit
1
ABS NO.2
40
Anti-lock brake system
2
ABS NO.1
50
Anti-lock brake system
3
AHC
50
Active height control suspension
(AHC)
4
WIP-S
7.5
No circuit
5
TOWING
30
Trailer lights
6
MIR HTR
15
Outside rear view mirror defogger
7
RR HTR
10
Rear air conditioning system
8
HAZ-TRN
15
Emergency flashers, Turn signal lights
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Fuse
Ampere
Circuit
9
ALT-S
7.5
Charging system
10
NV-IR
20
Lexus night view system
11
FR FOG
15
Fog lights
12
TOWING BRK
30
Trailer lights
13
HEAD CLNER
20
Headlight cleaner
14
FR-IG
10
Charging system
15
PANEL
7.5
Instrument panel light
16
TOWING TAIL
30
Trailer lights
17
TAIL
15
Parking lights, Tail lights
18
BAT
30
All components in “ECU-B2”
19
TEL
7.5
Lexus Link System
20
AMP
30
Audio system
EFI or ECD No.1
25
22
AM2
15
All components in “IGN”
23
ETCS
10
Multiport fuel injection system/
Sequential multiport fuel injection
system
24
HORN
10
Horns
25
HEAD
(RH-LWR)
10
Right-hand headlight (low beam)
26
HEAD (LH-LWR)
10
Left-hand headlight (low beam)
27
HEAD (RH-UPR)
20
Right-hand headlight (high beam)
28
HEAD (LH-UPR)
20
Left-hand headlight (high beam)
Maintenance and care
21
Multiport fuel injection system/
Sequential multiport fuel injection
system
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Fuse
29
30
AIR PUMP
A/F HTR
Ampere
Circuit
50
Multiport fuel injection system/
Sequential multiport fuel injection
system
15
Multiport fuel injection system/
Sequential multiport fuel injection
system
■ Driver’s side instrument panel
Fuse
316
Ampere
Circuit
1
PWR OUTLET
15
Power outlets
2
CIG
15
Cigarette lighter
3
ACC
7.5
Instrument panel light
4
AM1
7.5
Multiport fuel injection system/
Sequential multiport fuel injection
system
5
DEFOG
20
Rear window defogger
6
AHC-B
15
Active height control suspension
(AHC)
7
FUEL HTR
20
Fuel heater
8
POWER HTR
7.5
Power heater
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Fuse
Ampere
Circuit
9
AHC-IG
20
Active height control suspension
(AHC)
10
EFI or ECD No.2
10
Emission control system
11
GAUGE 1
10
Gauges and meters
ECU-IG 1
10
13
ECU-B1
10
Navigation system
14
DBL LOCK
15
Double lock system
15
A/C
15
Air conditioning system
16
STOP
15
Stop lights
17
OBD-2
7.5
On-board diagnosis system
18
IDLE UP
7.5
Idle-up system
19
LH SEAT
30
Power seat system
20
DOOR
25
Power door lock system, Power windows
21
SUN ROOF
25
Electronic moon roof
22
RR WIPER
15
Rear wiper system
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12
Multiport fuel injection system/
Sequential multiport fuel injection
system
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■ Passenger’s side instrument panel
Fuse
318
Ampere
Circuit
1
ECU-B2
10
Power door lock system, Power window
2
DIFF
20
Four-wheel drive system
3
WASHER
15
Windshield washer
4
RADIO
10
Audio system
5
DOME
10
Interior lights
6
VGRS
40
Variable gear ratio steering system
7
P/W (FL)
20
Power window
8
P/W (RL)
20
Power window
9
WIPER
25
Windshield wiper
10
ECU-IG 2
10
Rear air conditioning system
11
SEAT HTR
15
Seat heater
12
GAUGE 2
10
Back-up lights
13
MET
7.5
Gauges and meters
14
IGN
7.5
Multiport fuel injection system/
Sequential multiport fuel injection
system
15
SECURITY
7.5
Theft deterrent system
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Fuse
Ampere
Circuit
16
P/W (RR)
20
Power window
17
P/W (FR)
20
Power window
18
BATT CHARGE
30
Trailer charging system
19
TIL & TEL
20
Tilt and telescopic steering
30
Rear air conditioning system
30
Power seat system
20 RR A/C
21
RH SEAT
CAUTION
■ To prevent system breakdowns and vehicle fire
Observe the following precautions.
Failing to do so may cause damage, and possibly a fire or injury.
● Never use a fuse of a higher amperage rating than indicated, or use any other
object in place of a fuse.
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● Always use a genuine Lexus fuse or equivalent.
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Never replace a fuse with a wire, even as a temporary fix.
This can cause extensive damage or even fire.
● Do not modify fuses or the fuse box.
NOTICE
■ Before replacing fuses
Have the cause of electrical overload determined and repaired by your Lexus
dealer.
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Light bulbs
You may replace the following bulbs yourself. For more information about
replacing other light bulbs, contact your Lexus dealer.
■ Prepare a replacement light bulb.
Check the wattage of the light bulb being replaced. (P. 377)
■ Front bulb locations
Headlight high beam
Headlight low beam
■ Rear bulb locations
License plate lights
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Replacing light bulbs
■ Headlight high beam
STEP 1
Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.
STEP 2
Unplug the connector while
depressing the lock release.
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■ Headlight low beam
STEP 1
Turn the cover counterclockwise.
STEP 2
Unplug the connector.
STEP 3
Release the wire clip and remove
the light bulb.
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■ License plate light
STEP 1
Open the back door and remove
the license plate light unit.
STEP 2
Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.
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Remove the light bulb.
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STEP 3
■ Bulbs other than the above
If any of the bulbs listed below has burnt out, have your Lexus dealer
replace it.
● Fog lights
● Front turn signal lights
● Front side marker lights
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● Stop/tail lights
● Tail lights
● High mounted stoplight
● Rear turn signal light
● Back-up lights
■ 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, tail/stop and high mounted stoplights consist of a number of LEDs. If any
LEDs burn out, take your vehicle to your Lexus dealer to have the light replaced.
If two or more LEDs in a stoplight burn out, your vehicle may not conform to local
laws (SAE).
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CAUTION
■ Replacing light bulbs
● Turn off the headlights. Do not attempt to replace the bulb immediately after turn-
ing off the headlights.
The bulbs become very hot and may cause burns.
● Do not touch the glass portion of the light bulb with bare hands. Hold the bulb by
the plastic or metal portion.
If the bulb is scratched or dropped it may blow out or crack.
● Fully install light bulbs and any parts used to secure them. Failing to do so may
result in heat damage, fire, or water entering the headlight unit. This may damage
the headlights or cause condensation to build up on the lens.
● Do not attempt to repair or disassemble light bulbs, connectors, electric circuits
or component parts.
Doing so may result in death or serious injury due to electric shock.
■ To prevent damage or fire
Make sure bulbs are fully seated and locked.
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When trouble arises
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5-1. Essential information............ 328
If your vehicle needs to be
towed .......................................... 328
If you think something is
wrong.......................................... 333
Fuel pump shut off system ..... 334
Event data recorder................. 335
5-2. Steps to take in an
emergency............................ 337
If a warning light turns on or a
warning buzzer sounds... ......... 337
If you have a flat tire.................. 346
If the engine will not start ....... 357
If the shift lever cannot be
shifted from P........................... 358
If you lose your keys................. 359
If the battery is discharged.... 360
If your vehicle overheats ........ 363
If the vehicle becomes
stuck ............................................ 366
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If your vehicle needs to be towed
If towing is necessary, we recommend having your vehicle towed by your
Lexus dealer or a commercial towing service, using a lift-type truck or a flat
bed truck.
Use a safety chain system for all towing, and abide by all state/provincial
and local laws.
Use a towing dolly or flat bed truck.
Before towing
The following may indicate a problem with your transmission. Contact
your Lexus dealer before towing.
● The engine is running, but the vehicle will not move.
● The vehicle makes an abnormal sound.
Emergency towing
If a tow truck is not available, in an emergency your vehicle may be temporarily towed using a cable or chain secured to the emergency towing
hook. This should only attempted on hard, surfaced roads for short distances at low speeds.
A driver must be in the vehicle to steer and operate the brakes. The vehicle’s wheels, drive train, axles, steering and brakes must be in good condition.
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■ Emergency towing procedure
STEP 1 The ignition key must be in the “ACC” or the “ON” (engine running) posi-
tion.
STEP 2 Put the four-wheel drive control lever in “H”. (The center differential is
unlocked.)
STEP 3 Put the vehicle height in the “N” mode and push the height control switch
to turn off the AHC.
STEP 4 Put the shift lever in “N”.
STEP 5 Release the parking brake.
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 hook 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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NOTICE
When trouble arises
■ To prevent causing serious damage to the transmission
Never tow this vehicle wheels on the ground.
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Towing with a sling-type truck
NOTICE
■ To prevent body damage
Do not tow with a sling type truck, either from the front or rear.
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Towing with a wheel lift-type truck
From front
Use a towing dolly under the rear
wheels.
From rear
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When trouble arises
NOTICE
■ To prevent causing serious damage to the transmission
Never tow this vehicle wheels on the ground.
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Using a flat bed truck
If your Lexus is transported by a
flat bed truck, it should be tied
down at the locations shown in the
illustration.
If you use chains or cables to tie
down your vehicle, the angles
shaded in black must be 45.
Do not overly tighten the tie downs
or the vehicle may be damaged.
NOTICE
■ To avoid serious damage to your vehicle
Do not use the rear emergency towing hook
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5-1. Essential information
If you think something is wrong
If you notice any of the following symptoms, your vehicle probably needs
adjustment or repair. Contact your Lexus dealer as soon as possible.
■ Visible 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
● Engine oil pressure gauge continually points lower than normal
● Voltmeter continually points higher or lower than normal
■ Audible symptoms
● Changes in exhaust sound
● Excessive tire squeal when cornering
● Strange noises related to the suspension system
● Pinging or other noises related to the engine
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■ Operational symptoms
● Engine missing, stumbling or running rough
● Vehicle pulls heavily to one side when braking
● Vehicle pulls heavily to one side when driving on a level road
● Loss of brake effectiveness, spongy feeling, pedal almost touches
the floor
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● Appreciable loss of power
5-1. Essential information
Fuel pump shut off system
To minimize the risk of fuel leakage when the engine stalls or an airbag
inflates upon collision, the fuel pump shut off system stops supplying fuel to
the engine.
Follow the procedure below to restart the engine after the system is activated.
STEP 1
STEP 2
Turn the ignition key to the “ACC” to “LOCK” position.
Restart the engine.
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. This is called an Event Data
Recorder (EDR).
In a crash or a near car crash event
The EDR may record some or all of the following information.
● Engine speed
● Whether the brake pedal was applied or not
● Vehicle speed
● To what extent the accelerator pedal was depressed
● Position of the transmission shift lever
● Whether the driver and front passenger wore seat belts or not
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● Driver's seat position
● SRS airbag deployment data
● SRS airbag system diagnostic data
Your Lexus’ Electronic Control Unit (ECU) may contain another EDR.
There are a variety of driving situations which include activating the vehicle stability control (VSC) under which the VSC EDR will record certain
information. The VSC EDR may record some or all of the following information:
● Behavior of the vehicle
● Steering wheel angle
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● Front passenger’s occupant classification
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● Vehicle speed
● To what extent the accelerator pedal was depressed
● To what extent the brake pedal was applied
● To what extent the ECU controlled the condition of the 4 wheels
● Vehicle stability control system diagnostic data
The information above is intended to be used for the purpose of improving vehicle safety performance. Unlike general data recorders, the EDR
does not record sound data such as conversation between passengers.
Disclosure of the data
Lexus will not disclose the data recorded in an EDR to a third party
except when:
● 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
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 or a warning buzzer sounds...
Calmly perform the following actions if any of the warning lights turn on or
flash. If a light turns on or flashes, but then turns off, this does not necessarily indicate a malfunction in the system.
Stop the vehicle immediately. Continuing to drive the vehicle may be dangerous.
The following warning indicates a possible problem in the brake system.
Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and contact your Lexus
dealer.
Warning light
Warning light/Details
Brake system warning light (warning buzzer)*
• Low brake fluid
(U.S.A.)
• Malfunction in the brake system
This light also comes on when the parking brake is not
(Canada)
released. If the light turns off after the parking brake is fully
released, the system is operating normally.
*: Parking brake engaged warning buzzer:
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
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 light
Warning light/Details
Charging system warning light
Malfunction in the vehicle’s charging system.
Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately.
Failing to investigate the cause of the following warnings may lead to the
system operating abnormally and possibly cause an accident. Have the
vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately.
Warning light
Warning light/Details
Malfunction indicator lamp
Malfunction in:
(U.S.A.)
• The emission control system;
• The electronic engine control system;
(Canada)
• The electronic throttle control system; or
• The electronic automatic transmission control system.
SRS warning light
Malfunction in:
• The SRS airbag system; or
• The front passenger occupant classification system: or
• The seat belt pretensioner system.
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Warning light
Warning light/Details
ABS warning light
Malfunction in:
• The ABS; or
(Canada)
• The brake assist system.
(U.S.A.)
and
Vehicle stability control system and active traction control
system warning light
Malfunction in:
• The VSC system; or
• The active traction control system.
Variable gear ratio steering system warning light
Malfunction in the variable gear ratio steering system.
Lexus night view system warning light
The bulb for the near-infrared floodlight is burned out.
Automatic transmission fluid temperature warning light
The automatic transmission fluid temperature is too high.
Have the malfunction repaired immediately.
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Warning light
Warning light/Details
Open door warning light
A door is not fully closed.
Correction procedure
Check that all doors are
closed.
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After taking the specified steps to correct the suspected problem, check
that the warning light turns off.
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Warning light
Warning light/Details
Driver’s seat belt reminder
light (warning buzzer)*
Warns the driver to fasten
his/her seat belt.
Correction procedure
Fasten the seat belt.
Front passenger’s seat belt
reminder light
Fasten the seat belt.
Warns the front passenger to
fasten his/her seat belt.
Tire pressure warning light
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When the light comes on:
Low tire inflation pressure.
Adjust the tire inflation pressure.
When the light blinks:
Malfunction in the tire pressure warning system.
Have the system checked by
your Lexus dealer.
Unengaged “Park” warning
light
The transmission “Park”
mechanism is not engaged.
Shift four-wheel drive control
out of “N”.
Low fuel level warning light
Low level of fuel.
Refuel the vehicle
Low washer fluid warning
light
Low level of washer fluid.
Fill the tank.
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Engine oil replacement
reminder light
Illuminates for about 3 seconds and then flashes for
Check and the engine oil, and
about 12 seconds: Indicates
change if necessary.
that the engine oil is scheduled
to be changed.
Comes on and remains on:
Indicates that the engine oil
should be changed.
Check and change the engine
oil.
*: Driver's seat belt reminder buzzer:
The driver’s seat belt reminder sounds to alert the driver that his or her seat belt
is not fastened. The buzzer sounds for about 4 to 8 seconds, unless the driver
fastens the belt.
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■ Key reminder buzzer
The buzzer indicates that the key has not been removed (with the ignition key in the
ACC or LOCK position and the driver’s door opened).
■ If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on while driving
First check the following:
● Is your vehicle low on gas?
If it is, refuel the vehicle immediately.
● Is the fuel tank cap loose?
If it is, tighten it securely.
The light will go off after taking several driving trips.
If the light does not go off even after several trips, contact your Lexus dealer as soon
as possible.
■ Front passenger detection sensor and passenger seat belt reminder
● If luggage is placed on the front passenger seat, the front passenger detection
sensor may cause the warning light to flash, even if a passenger is not sitting in
the seat.
● If a cushion is placed on the seat, the sensor may not detect a passenger, and the
warning light may not operate properly.
■ SRS warning light
This warning light system monitors the following:
● The airbag sensor assembly
● Front airbag sensors
● The curtain shield airbag sensors
● The side and curtain shield airbag sensors
● The seat belt buckle switches
● The driver's seat position sensor
● The inflators
● The interconnecting wiring and power sources
● The front passenger occupant classification system and indicator light
● The seatbelt pretensioners
● The roll sensing of curtain shield airbags off indicator light.
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■ When the tire pressure warning light comes on
Check the tire inflation pressure and adjust to the appropriate level. Pushing the tire
pressure warning reset switch does not turn off the tire pressure warning light.
■ The tire pressure warning light may come on due to natural causes
The tire pressure warning light may come on due to natural causes such as natural
air leaks or tire inflation pressure changes caused by temperature. In this case,
adjusting the tire inflation pressure will turn off the warning light.
■ If the tire pressure warning system is inoperative
The tire pressure warning system may become inoperative in the following conditions:
(When the condition becomes normal, the system will work properly.)
● If tires not equipped with tire pressure warning valves and transmitters are used.
● If the ID code on the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters is not regis-
tered.
● If electronic devices or facilities using similar radio wave frequencies are nearby.
● If a radio set at similar frequencies is in use in the vehicle.
● If a window tint that affects the radio wave signals is installed.
● If the tire pressure warning select switch is set to a different tire setting.
● If there is a lot of snow or ice on the vehicle, in particular around the wheels or
wheel housings.
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● If non-genuine Lexus wheels are used.
● If the spare tire is in a location subject to poor radio wave signal reception.
● If the tire inflation pressure is 73 psi (500 kPa, 5.1 kgf/cm2 or bar) or higher.
■ If the tire pressure warning light blinks
If the tire pressure warning light blinks when the ignition key is turned to the “ON”
position, have it checked by your Lexus dealer.
■ Changing the engine oil (U.S.A. only)
Make sure to reset oil change system
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● If tire chains are used.
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
CAUTION
■ If the tire pressure warning light comes on
Be sure to observe the following precautions. Failure to do so could cause loss of
vehicle control and result in death or serious injury.
• Stop your vehicle in a safe place as soon as possible. Adjust the tire inflation
pressure immediately.
• If the tire pressure warning light comes on even after tire inflation pressure
adjustment, it is probable that you have a flat tire. Check the tires. If the tire is
flat, change to the spare tire and have the flat tire repaired by the nearest
Lexus dealer.
• Avoid abrupt maneuvering and braking. If the vehicle tires deteriorate, you
could lose control of the steering wheel or the brakes.
■ If a blowout or sudden air leakage should occur
The tire pressure warning system may not activate immediately.
■ Maintenance of the tires
Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold
and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on
the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label (tire and load information label).
(If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the vehicle
placard or tire inflation pressure label [tire and load information label], you should
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire pressure
monitoring system (TPMS-tire pressure warning system) that illuminates a low tire
pressure telltale (tire pressure warning light) when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale (tire pressure warning light) illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly underinflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation
also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle's handling
and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS (tire pressure warning system) is not a substitute for
proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver's responsibility to maintain correct tire
pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of
the TPMS low tire pressure telltale (tire pressure warning light).
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NOTICE
■ Precaution when installing a different tire
When a tire of a different specification or maker is installed, the tire pressure warning system may not operate properly.
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If you have a flat tire
Remove the flat tire and replace it with the spare provided.
■ Before jacking up the vehicle
● Stop the vehicle on a hard, flat surface.
● Set the parking brake.
● Shift the shift lever to “P”.
● Turn off the active height control suspension. (P. 130.)
● Stop the engine.
● Turn on the emergency flashers.
■ Location of the spare tire, jack and tools
Tool bag
Jack
Spare tire
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5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Taking out the jack and tools
Tool bag
Remove the lid and take out the
tool bag.
Jack
Loosen
Tighten
Loosen and remove the jack.
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Jack handle (in the tool bag)
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Assemble the jack handle extension as shown. Be sure to tighten
each bolt securely.
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Taking out the spare tire
STEP 1
Remove the spare tire carrier lid
using a flathead screwdriver.
STEP 2
Insert the jack handle extension
into the lowering screw.
Place a rag under the jack handle
extension to protect the bumper.
STEP 3
Lower
Raise
Lower the spare tire completely to
the ground.
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Replacing a flat tire
Chock the tires.
STEP 1
Flat tire
Front
Rear
STEP 2
Wheel chock position
Left-hand side
Behind the rear right-hand side tire
Right-hand side
Behind the rear left-hand side tire
Left-hand side
In front of the front right-hand side tire
Right-hand side
In front of the front left-hand side tire
Remove the wheel ornament using
the wheel nut wrench as shown.
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STEP 3
Slightly loosen the wheel nuts (one
turn).
STEP 4
Position the jack at the jack points
as shown.
Front - Under the chassis frame
side rail at the No.2 body mount
bracket
Left rear - Under the rear axle
housing
Right rear - Under the bracket on
the rear axle housing
STEP 5
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Assemble the jack handle extension as shown. Be sure to tighten
each bolt securely.
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
STEP 6
Raise the vehicle until the tire is
slightly raised off the ground.
STEP 7
Remove all the wheel nuts and the
tire.
When resting the tire on the
ground, place the tire so that the
wheel design faces up to avoid
scratching the wheel surface.
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Installing the spare tire
STEP 1
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.
STEP 2
Install the spare tire and loosely
tighten each nut by hand to
approximately the same amount.
STEP 3
Lower the vehicle.
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STEP 4
Firmly tighten each nut two or
three times in the order shown in
the illustration.
Tightening torque:
97 ft•lbf (131 N•m, 13.4 kgf•m)
STEP 5
Reinstall the wheel ornament.
Stowing the flat/spare tire, jack and tools
STEP 1
STEP 2
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STEP 3
Lay down the tire with the outer side facing up, and install the
holding bracket.
Raise the tire.
Stow the tools and jack securely.
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.
● 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 it 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.
● Be sure to turn off the active height control suspension and stop the engine.
● 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.
● Use a jack stand if it is necessary to get under the vehicle.
● 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.
Take particular care when lowering the vehicle to ensure that no one working on or
near the vehicle may be injured.
■ Using the jack handle
Tighten all the jack handle bolts securely using a Phillips-head screwdriver, to prevent the extension parts from coming apart unexpectedly.
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CAUTION
■ Replacing a flat tire
Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of injury.
● Lower the spare tire completely to the ground before removing it from under the
vehicle.
● Do not try to remove the wheel ornament by hand. Take due care in handling the
ornament to avoid unexpected personal 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 97 ft•lbf (131 N•m, 13.4
kgf•m) as soon as possible after changing wheels.
Failure to follow these precautions could cause the nuts to loosen and the wheels
may fall off, which could lead to an accident causing death or serious injury.
● Do not attach a heavily damaged wheel ornament, as it may fly off the wheel while
the vehicle is moving.
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NOTICE
■ Do not drive the vehicle with a flat tire
Do not continue driving with a flat tire.
Driving even a short distance with a flat tire can damage the tire and the wheel
beyond repair.
■ When stowing the flat tire
Ensure that there is no object caught between the tire and the vehicle underbody.
■ When replacing the tires
● When removing or fitting the wheels, tires or the tire pressure warning valve and
transmitter, contact your Lexus dealer as the tire pressure warning valve and
transmitter may be damaged if not handled correctly.
● Replace the grommets for the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters as
well.
■ To avoid damaging the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters
Do not use liquid sealants on flat tires.
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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. 95), consider each of the following points.
■ The engine will not start 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. 95)
● There may be a malfunction in the engine immobilizer system.
(P. 47)
■ The starter motor turn 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.
● The battery may be discharged. (P. 360)
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● The battery terminal connections may be loose or corroded.
● One or both of the battery terminals may be disconnected.
● The battery may be discharged. (P. 360)
Contact your Lexus dealer if the problem cannot be repaired, or if
repair procedures are unknown.
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■ The starter motor does not turn over, the interior lights and headlights do not turn on, or the horn does not sound.
One of the following may be the cause of the problem.
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If the shift lever cannot be shifted from P
If the shift lever cannot be shifted with your foot on the brake, there may be
a problem with the shift lock system (a system to prevent accidental operation of the shift lever). Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer
immediately.
The following steps may be used as an emergency measure to ensure that
the shift lever can be shifted.
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
STEP 4
STEP 5
Set the parking brake.
Turn the ignition key to the “ACC” position.
Depress the brake pedal.
Pry the cover up with a flathead
screwdriver or equivalent.
Press the shift lock override button.
The shift lever can be shifted
while the button is pressed.
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If you lose your keys
New genuine Lexus keys can be made by your Lexus dealer using one of
the other keys or the key number stamped on your key number plate.
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If the battery is discharged
The following procedures may be used to start the engine if the battery is
discharged.
You can call your Lexus dealer, Roadside Assistance or Lexus Customer
Service.
If you have a set of jumper (or booster) cables and a second vehicle
with a 12 volt battery, you can jump start your Lexus following the steps
below.
STEP 1
Connecting the jumper cables.
If required, remove all vent plugs from the booster battery. Lay a
cloth over the open vents on the booster battery. (This helps reduce
the explosion hazard, personal injuries and burns.)
Positive (+) battery terminal on your vehicle.
Positive (+) battery terminal on the second vehicle.
Negative (-) battery terminal on the second vehicle.
Connect the jumper cable to ground on your vehicles as shown in
the illustration.
STEP 2 Start the engine of the second vehicle. Increase the engine
speed slightly and maintain at that level for approximately 5
minutes to recharge the battery of your vehicle.
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Maintain the engine speed of the second vehicle and start your
vehicle’s engine.
STEP 4 Once the vehicle’s engine has started, remove the jumper
cables in the exact reverse order in which they were connected.
Once the engine starts, have the vehicle checked at your Lexus dealer
as soon as possible.
STEP 3
■ 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 is running at a
low speed for an extended period, such as in heavy traffic, etc.
■ When the battery is removed or discharged
The following systems must be initialized.
● Moon roof (P. 42)
● Variable gear ratio steering (P. 144)
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CAUTION
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 jumper cables to come into contact with the “+” and “-” termi-
nals.
● Do not allow open flame or use matches, cigarette lighters or smoke near the
battery.
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■ Avoiding battery fires or explosions
5-2. Steps to take in an emergency
CAUTION
■ Battery precautions
The battery contains poisonous and corrosive acidic electrolyte, while related parts
contain lead and lead compounds. Observe the following precautions when handling the battery:
● 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.
● Do not lean over the battery.
● If the 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 the battery support, terminals, and other
battery-related parts.
● Do not allow children near the battery.
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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If your vehicle overheats
If your engine overheats
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
STEP 4
Stop the vehicle in a safe place and turn off the automatic air
conditioning system.
Check to see if steam is coming out from under the hood.
If you see steam:
Stop the engine.
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 engine coolant temperature gauge begins to
fall and then stop the engine.
If the fan is not operating:
Stop the engine immediately and call your local Lexus
dealer.
After the engine has cooled
down sufficiently, check the
coolant level and inspect the
radiator core (radiator) for any
leaks.
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STEP 5
Add coolant if required.
Water can be used in an emergency measure if coolant is
unavailable. (P. 372)
Have the vehicle checked at your nearest Lexus dealer as soon as possible.
■ Overheating
In the following situations, your vehicle may be overheating.
● The engine coolant temperature gauge enters the red zone or a loss of power is
experienced.
● Steam is coming 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 engine drive belt while the
engine is running.
● Do not loosen the radiator cap while the engine and radiator are hot.
Serious injury, such as burns, may result from hot coolant and steam released
under pressure.
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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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If the vehicle becomes stuck
Carry out the following procedures if the tires spin or the vehicle becomes
stuck in mud, dirt, or snow.
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
STEP 4
STEP 5
STEP 6
Stop the engine. Set the parking brake and shift the shift 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 VSC. ( P. 143)
Carefully apply the accelerator to free the vehicle.
CAUTION
■ When attempting to free a stuck vehicle
If you choose to rock the vehicle back and forth to free it, make sure the surrounding area is clear, to avoid striking other vehicles, objects or persons. The vehicle
may also lunge forward or lunge back suddenly as it becomes free. Use extreme
caution.
■ When shifting the shift lever
Be careful not to shift the shift lever with the accelerator pedal depressed.
This may lead to unexpected rapid acceleration of the vehicle that may cause an
accident and result in death or serious injury.
NOTICE
■ To avoid damaging the transmission and other components
● 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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Vehicle specification
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6-1. Specifications ......................... 368
Maintenance data..................... 368
Fuel information......................... 378
Tire information........................... 381
6-2. Customization........................ 389
Customizable features ........... 389
6-3. Initialization............................. 393
Items to initialize........................ 393
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6-1. Specifications
Maintenance data
Dimensions and weight
Overall length
192.5 in. (4890 mm)
Overall width
76.4 in. (1940 mm)
Overall height *
72.8 in. (1850 mm)
Wheelbase
112.2 in. (2850 mm)
Tread
Front
63.8 in. (1620 mm)
Rear
63.6 in. (1615 mm)
Vehicle capacity weight
(Occupants + luggage)
1200 lb. (545 kg)
Towing capacity
(trailer weight + cargo weight)
6500 lb. (2948 kg)
*:Unladen vehicle
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Vehicle identification
■ Vehicle identification number
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is the legal identifier for your
vehicle. This is the primary identification number for your Lexus. It is used
in registering the ownership of your vehicle.
This number is stamped on the top
left of the instrument panel.
This number is also on the Certification Label.
■ Engine number
6
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The engine number is stamped on
the engine block as shown.
6-1. Specifications
Engine
Model
2UZ-FE
Type
8-cylinder V type, 4-cycle, gasoline
Bore and stroke
3.70  3.30 in. (94.0  84.0 mm)
Displacement
284.6 cu.in. (4664 cm3)
Drive belt tension
Automatic adjustment
Fuel
Fuel type
Unleaded gasoline only
Octane rating
91 (Research octane number 96) or higher
Fuel tank capacity
25.4 gal. (96 L, 21.1 lmp.gal)
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Lubrication system
Oil capacity
(drain and refill)
with filter
without filter
7.2 qt. (6.8 L, 6.0 lmp.qt.)
6.8 qt. (6.4 L, 5.6 lmp.qt.)
Oil grade
ILSAC multigrade engine oil
Use Lexus approved “Toyota Genuine Motor Oil” or
equivalent to satisfy the above grade and viscosity.
Recommended oil
viscosity
Outside temperature
*:5W-30 is an oil that provides optimal levels of fuel efficiency.
Oil viscosity:
● The 5W portion of the oil viscosity rating indicates the characteristic of
the oil which allows cold startability. Oils with a lower value before the W
allow for easier starting of the engine in cold weather.
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● The 30 in 5W-30 indicates the oil viscosity when the oil is as its operating
temperature. An oil with a higher viscosity may be better suited if the
vehicle is operated at high speeds, or under extreme load condition.
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6-1. Specifications
Cooling system
Capacity
16.3 qt. (15.4 L, 13.6 lmp.qt.)
Coolant type
Use either of the following:
• “Toyota Super Long Life Coolant”
• Similar high-quality ethylene glycol-based non-silicate, non-amine, non-nitrite, and non-borate coolant with long-life hybrid organic acid technology
Do not use plain water alone.
Ignition system
Spark plug
Make
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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Electrical system
Battery
Open voltage at
68F (20C):
12.6  12.8V Fully charged
12.2  12.4V Half charged
11.8  12.0V Discharged
(Voltage is checked 20 minutes after
the key is removed with all lights turned
off.)
Charging rates
5A max.
Differential
Oil capacity
Front
Rear
Oil type and
viscosity
1.7 qt. (1.6 L, 1.4 lmp.qt.)
3.5 qt. (3.3 L, 2.9 lmp.qt.)
Hypoid gear oil API GL-5
Above 0°F (-18°C): SAE90
Below 0°F (-18°C): SAE80W or
SAE80W-90
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Automatic transmission
Fluid capacity
Drain and refill
3.2 qt. (3.0 L, 2.6 lmp.qt.)
Fluid type
Toyota Genuine ATF WS
NOTICE
Using transmission fluid other than “Toyota Genuine ATF WS” may cause deterioration in shift quality, locking up of your transmission accompanied by vibration, and ultimately damage the transmission of your vehicle.
Transfer
Oil capacity
1.4 qt. (1.3 L, 1.1 lmp.qt.)
Oil type
Hypoid gear oil API GL-4 or GL-5
Recommended oil viscosity
SAE75W-90
Brakes
Pedal clearance *1
4.57 in. (116 mm) Min.
Pedal free play
0.04  0.24 in. (1.0  6.0 mm)
Brake pad wear limit
0.04 in. (1.0 mm)
Parking brake lining wear limit
0.04 in. (1.0 mm)
Parking brake adjustment *2
4  6 clicks
Fluid type
SAE J1703 or FMVSS No. 116 DOT 3
*1: Minimum pedal clearance when depressed with a force of 110 lbf (490 N, 50
kgf) while the engine is running.
*2: Parking brake pedal travel when pulled with a force of 44 lbf (196 N, 20 kgf).
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Chassis lubrication
Wheel bearings
Lithium base wheel bearing grease, NLGI
No.2
Steering knuckles
Molybdenum-disulfide lithium base chassis
grease, NLGI No.2
Propeller shafts
Spider
Slide yoke
Lithium base chassis grease, NLGI No.2
Molybdenum-disulfide lithium base chassis
grease, NLGI No.2 or lithium base chassis
grease, NLGI No.2
Steering
Free play
Less than 1.6 in. (40 mm)
Power steering fluid type
Automatic transmission fluid DEXRON® II
or III
Suspension
Fluid type
Suspension fluid AHC
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6-1. Specifications
Tires and wheels
Tire size
P275/60R18 111H
Normal driving
Front tires:
29 psi (200 kPa, 2.0 kgf/cm2 or bar)
Rear tires:
32 psi (220 kPa, 2.2 kgf/cm2 or bar)
Spare tire:
Tire inflation pressure
32 psi (220 kPa, 2.2 kgf/cm2 or bar)
(Recommended cold tire inflation
Trailer towing
pressure)
Front tires:
32 psi (220 kPa, 2.2 kgf/cm2 or bar)
Rear tires:
35 psi (240 kPa, 2.4 kgf/cm2 or bar)
Spare tire:
35 psi (240 kPa, 2.4 kgf/cm2 or bar)
Wheel size
18  8 J
Wheel nut torque
97 ft•lbf (131 N•m, 13.4 kgf•m)
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6-1. Specifications
Light bulbs
Light Bulbs
Exterior
Bulb No.
W
Type
Headlights (low beam)
9006
55
A
Headlights (high beam)
9005
60
B
Front turn signal lights

21
C
Parking and front side market
lights

5
D
Fog lights

55
E
License plate lights
168
5
D
7440
21
D
Back-up lights
921
18
D
Vanity lights

3
F
Front personal light

5
C
Rear personal light

8
F
Interior light (front and rear)

8
F
Door courtesy light

3
D
Glove box light

1.4
D
Rear turn signal lights
Interior
H1 halogen bulbs
HB3 halogen bulbs
Single and bulbs
Wedge base bulbs
H3 halogen bulbs
Double end bulbs
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A:
B:
C:
D:
E:
F:
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Fuel information
Your vehicle must use only unleaded gasoline.
Premium unleaded gasoline with an Octane Rating of 91 (Research
Octane Number 96) or higher required for optimum engine performance.
At minimum, the gasoline you use should meet the specifications of
ASTM D4814 in the U.S.A. and CGSB3.5-M93 in Canada.
■ Fuel tank opening for unleaded gasoline
To help prevent incorrect fueling, your Lexus has a fuel tank opening that only
accommodates the special nozzle on unleaded fuel pumps.
■ If premium gasoline is not available
If this premium fuel is not available, you may use unleaded gasoline with an Octane
Rating of 87 or so (Research Octane Number 91).
The use of such gasoline may cause the engine to knock or drastically reduce output to protect itself while driving with a heavy load. To avoid this, refill the tank with
premium unleaded gasoline as soon as possible.
■ If your engine knocks
● Consult your Lexus dealer.
● You may occasionally notice light knocking for a short time while accelerating
or driving uphill. This is normal and there is no need for concern.
■ 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
specification for fuel quality called World-Wide Fuel Charter (WWFC) that is
expected to be applied worldwide.
● The WWFC consists of four categories that are based on required emission
levels. In the US, category 4 has been adopted.
● The WWFC improves air quality by lowering emissions in vehicle fleets, and
customer satisfaction through better performance.
■ 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.
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● Lexus DOES NOT recommend the use of gasoline containing methanol.
Some gasoline contains octane enhancing additive called MMT (Methylcy clopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl).
Lexus DOES NOT recommend the use of gasoline that contains MMT. If fuel containing MMT is used, your emission control system may be adversely affected.
The malfunction indicator lamp on the instrument cluster may come on. If this happens, contact your Lexus dealer for service.
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■ Lexus does not recommend gasoline containing MMT
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NOTICE
■ Notice on 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 that stated here.
Other gasohol may cause fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems.
● Using unleaded gasoline with an octane number or rating lower than that stated
here will cause persistent heavy knocking.
At worst, 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 gasohole
Take care not to spill gasohol. It can damage your vehicle's paint.
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6-1. Specifications
Tire information
Typical tire symbols
Tire size
DOT and Tire Identification Number (TIN)
Location of tread wear indicators
Tire ply composition and materials
(P. 383)
(P. 382)
(P. 384)
Plies are layers of rubber-coated parallel cords. Cords are the strands
which form the plies in a tire.
Summer tire or all season tire
(P. 297)
An all season tire has “M+S” on the sidewall. A tire not marked “M+S” is a
summer tire.
Radial tires or bias-ply tires
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A radial tire has RADIAL on the sidewall. A tire not marked RADIAL is a
bias-ply tire.
TUBELESS or TUBE TYPE
A tubeless tire does not have a tube and air is directly filled in the tire. A
tube type tire has a tube inside the tire and the tube maintains the air pressure.
Load limit at maximum cold tire inflation pressure
Maximum cold tire inflation pressure
(P. 386)
(P. 386)
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.
Typical DOT and tire identification number (TIN)
DOT symbol*
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
Tire manufacturer's identification mark
Tire size code
Manufacturer's optional tire
type code (3 or 4 letters)
Manufacturing week
Manufacturing year
*: The DOT symbol certifies that
the tire conforms to applicable
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards.
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Tire size
■ Typical tire size information
The illustration indicates typical
tire size.
Tire use
(P = Passenger car,
T = Temporary use)
Section width (millimeters)
Aspect ratio
(tire height to section width)
Tire construction code
(R = Radial, D = Diagonal)
Wheel diameter (inches)
Load index (2 or 3 digits)
Speed symbol
(alphabet with one letter)
■ Tire dimensions
Section width
Tire height
Wheel diameter
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6-1. Specifications
Tire section names
Bead
Sidewall
Shoulder
Tread
Belt
Inner liner
Reinforcing rubber
Carcass
Rim lines
Bead wires
Chafer
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
This information has been prepared in accordance with regulations
issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the
U.S.A. Department of Transportation.
It provides the purchasers and/or prospective purchasers of Lexus vehicles with information on uniform tire quality grading.
Your Lexus dealer will help answer any questions you may have as you read
this information.
■ 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.
For example: Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
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■ Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of
the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course.
For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and a half (1 - 1/2) times as
well on the government course as a tire graded 100.
The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of
their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate.
■ 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.
■ 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.
The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car
tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109.
Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory
test wheel than the minimum required by law.
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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.
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Warning: The temperature grades for this tire are established for a tire that
is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in
combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.
Glossary of tire terminology
Tire related term
Meaning
Accessory weight
The combined weight (in excess of those standard
items which may be replaced) of automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows,
power seats, radio and heater, to the extent that these
items are available as factory-installed equipment
(whether installed or not)
Cold tire inflation pressure
Tire inflation pressure when the vehicle has been
parked for three hours or more, or has not been
driven more than 1 mile or 1.5 km under that condition
Curb weight
The weight of a motor vehicle with standard equipment, including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil and
coolant, and if so equipped, air conditioning and
additional weight optional engine
Maximum inflation pressure
The maximum cold inflation pressure to which a tire
may be inflated, shown on the sidewall of the tire
Maximum loaded vehicle
weight
The sum of:
(a) Curb weight
(b) Accessory weight
(c) Vehicle capacity weight
(d) Production options weight
Normal occupant weight
150 lb. (68 kg) times the number of occupants specified in the second column of Table 1* that follows
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Tire related term
Meaning
Vehicle capacity weight
(Total load capacity)
The rated cargo and luggage load plus 150 lb. (68
kg) times the vehicle's designated seating capacity
Intended outboard sidewall
(a) The sidewall that contains a whitewall, bears
white lettering, or bears manufacturer, brand,
and/or model name molding that is higher or
deeper than the same molding on the other sidewall of the tire, or
(b) The outward facing sidewall of asymmetrical tire
that has a particular side that must always face
outward when mounted on a vehicle
Occupant distribution
Distribution of occupants in a vehicle as specified in
the third column of Table 1* below
Recommended inflation
pressure
Cold tire inflation pressure recommended by a manufacturer.
Rim
A metal support for a tire or a tire and tube assembly
upon which the tire beads are seated
Rim diameter
(Wheel diameter)
Nominal diameter of the bead seat
Rim size designation
Rim diameter and width
Rim type designation
The industry manufacturer's designation for a rim by
style or code
Rim width
Nominal distance between rim flanges
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Production options
weight
The combined weight of installed regular production
options weighing over 5 lb. (2.3 kg) in excess of the
standard items which they replace, not previously
considered in curb weight or accessory weight,
including heavy duty brakes, ride levelers, roof rack,
heavy duty battery, and special trim
6-1. Specifications
Tire related term
Meaning
The load on an individual tire that is determined by
Vehicle maximum load on
distributing to each axle its share of the maximum
the tire
loaded vehicle weight, and dividing by two
Vehicle normal load on
the tire
The load on an individual tire that is determined by
distributing to each axle its share of curb weight,
accessory weight, and normal occupant weight (distributed in accordance with Table 1* below), and
dividing it by two
Weather side
The surface area of the rim not covered by the
inflated tire
*:Table 1  Occupant loading and distribution for vehicle normal load for
various designated seating capacities
Designated seating
capacity, Number of
occupants
Vehicle normal load,
Number of occupants
Occupant distribution in
a normally loaded vehicle
2 through 4
2
2 in front
5 through 10
3
2 in front, 1 in second seat
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6-2. Customization
Customizable features
Your vehicle includes a variety of electronic features that can be personalized to your preferences. Programming these preferences requires specialized equipment and may be performed by an authorized Lexus
dealership.
Some function settings are changed simultaneously with other functions
being customized. Contact your Lexus dealer for further details.
Item
Wireless
remote control
(P. 3)
Function
Default setting
Customized
setting
Wireless remote control
ON
OFF
Unlocking operation
Driver's door
unlocked in
one step, all
doors
unlocked
in 2-steps
All doors
unlocked
in 1-step
Time elapsed before automatic door lock function is
activated if door is not
opened after being
unlocked
30 seconds
60 seconds
Operation indicator
(Emergency flashers)
ON
OFF
Operation indicator
(Buzzer)
ON
OFF
Panic function
ON
OFF
Buzzer sounds when
pushing LOCK with any
door not closed.
ON
OFF
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Item
Default setting
Customized
setting
Driver's door
unlocked in
one step, all
doors
unlocked
in 2-steps
All doors
unlocked
in 1-step
Speed-detecting automatic door lock function
OFF
ON
Opening driver's door
unlocks all doors
OFF
ON
Shift the shift lever to “P”
unlocks all doors.
ON
OFF
Shift the shift lever to position other than “P” locks
all doors.
ON
OFF
Linked door lock operation
ON
OFF
Linked door key operation
Open and close
Wireless remote control
linked operation
ON
(open only)
Function
Unlocking using a key
Door lock
(P. 5)
Power windows
(P. 37)
390
Open only
Close only
OFF
6-2. Customization
Item
Moon roof
(P. 41)
Function
Default setting
Customized
setting
Linked door lock operation
ON
OFF
Linked door key operation
Open and close
Close only
Linked operation of components when door key is
used
Slide only
Tilt only
Wireless remote control
linked operation
ON
(open only)
OFF
Linked operation of components when wireless
remote control used
Slide only
Tilt only
Level 3
Levels 1 to 5
Light sensor sensitivity
Automatic
light control
system
(P. 112)
Open only
Time elapsed before
headlights automatically
turn off after doors are
closed
Daytime running light
0 seconds
30 seconds
60 seconds
90 seconds
ON
OFF*
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6-2. Customization
Item
Windshield
wipers and
washer
(P. 115)
Illumination
(P. 212)
392
Function
Default setting
Customized
setting
Switching operation when
the vehicle is stationary
ON
OFF
Drip prevention function
ON
OFF
Time elapsed before lights
turn off
15 seconds
7.5 seconds
30 seconds
Operation when the
doors are unlocked
ON
OFF
Operation when the
doors are opened
ON
OFF
6-3. Initialization
Items to initialize
The following items must be initialized for normal system operation in cases
such as after the battery is reconnected, or maintenance is performed on
the vehicle.
Item
When to initialize
Reference
• After reconnecting or changing the
battery
• After changing a fuse
P. 42
P. 144
Engine oil maintenance
data
• After changing engine oil
P. 280
Tire pressure warning
system
• When rotating the tires on vehicles
differing with front and rear tire inflation pressures.
• When changing the tire inflation
pressure by changing traveling speed
or load weight, etc.
• When changing the tire size.
P. 294
Moon roof
Variable gear ratio
steering
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6-3. Initialization
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For US owners
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Reporting safety defects for
U.S.A. owners.......................... 396
395
Reporting safety defects for U.S.A. owners
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash
or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition
to notifying the Lexus Division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (Tollfree: 1-800-25-LEXUS).
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation,
and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may
order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot
become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or
the Lexus Division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline tollfree at 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123 in Washington, DC area) or
write to: NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle
safety from the Hotline.
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Index
Alphabetical index ........................... 398
What to do if... .................................... 406
397
Alphabetical index
Alphabetical index
A A/C (Air conditioning system) .........172
ABS (Anti-lock brake system) ......... 142
Active traction control (TRAC)....... 142
AHC (Active Height Control
Suspension) ..........................................130
Air conditioning filter ......................... 308
Air conditioning system (A/C)
Air conditioning filter ...................... 308
Automatic air conditioning
system.................................................... 172
Rear air conditioning controls......180
Airbags
Airbag operating conditions...........56
Airbag precautions for your
child............................................................61
Airbag warning light ........................338
Curtain shield airbag
precautions ............................................61
Front passenger occupant
classification system......................... 67
General airbag precautions .............61
Locations of airbags............................ 54
Modification and disposal of
airbags.................................................... 64
Proper driving posture ............... 52, 61
Roll sensing of curtain shield
airbags off switch ..............................65
Side airbag precautions ......................61
Side and curtain shield airbag
operating conditions ....................... 57
SRS airbags ............................................. 54
Alarm ............................................................49
Antenna ..................................................... 193
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) ......... 142
Armrest.....................................................233
Ashtrays....................................................225
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Audio system
Antenna................................................193
Cassette player .................................... 194
CD player/changer........................... 197
Optimal use ......................................... 204
Radio .........................................................185
Rear seat audio system .................. 209
Steering switches .............................. 206
Automatic air conditioning
system ......................................................172
Automatic light control system.......... 112
Automatic transmission
Automatic transmission .................... 98
If the shift lever cannot be
shifted from P...................................358
AVS (Adaptive Variable
Suspension) .......................................... 138
B BA (Brake assist)....................................142
Back door
Back door ....................................................9
Wireless remote control ......................3
Back-up lights
Wattage..................................................377
Battery
Checking...............................................288
If the battery is discharged ..........360
Preparing and checking
before winter......................................156
Brake
Fluid.......................................................... 284
Parking brake........................................103
Brake assist (BA)....................................142
Break-in tips...............................................89
Brightness control
Instrument light control ....................105
Alphabetical index
C Care
Exterior ...................................................260
Interior......................................................262
Seat belts ............................................... 263
Card holder..............................................215
Cargo capacity ........................................ 151
Cargo net hooks .................................. 235
CD player/changer .............................. 197
Chains.........................................................158
Child-protectors ...................................6,10
Child restraint system (CRS)
Definition....................................................72
Installation..................................................75
Front passenger occupant
classification system .........................67
Installing CRS with lower
anchorages..........................................80
Installing CRS with seatbelts ...........76
Installing CRS with top straps........ 82
Child safety
Airbag precautions ............................... 61
Battery precautions...............276, 362
Child-protectors.................................6,10
Child restraint system .........................72
How your child should wear
the seatbelt............................................27
Installing child restraints.....................75
Moon roof precautions......................43
Power window lock switch ............. 38
Power window precautions............ 39
Removed wireless remote
control battery precautions ........310
Seat belt extender precautions ......29
Seat belt precautions.......................... 28
Seat heater precautions................. 230
Cigarette lighter....................................227
Cleaning
Exterior................................................... 260
Interior .....................................................262
Seat belts................................................263
Clock .........................................................223
Coat hooks..............................................232
Compass ..................................................242
Condenser ..............................................283
Console box ............................................ 216
Cooling system
Engine overheating...........................363
Cruise control ......................................... 120
Cup holder ............................................... 218
Curtain shield airbags............................54
Customizable features ...................... 389
D Daytime running light system .............113
Defogger
Rear window ......................................... 182
Side mirror.............................................. 182
Dimension................................................368
Dinghy towing......................................... 169
Display
Trip information .....................................110
Do-it-yourself maintenance ...............271
Door courtesy lights
Door courtesy lights...........................212
Wattage.................................................. 377
Door lock
Back door.................................................... 9
Side door...................................................... 5
Wireless remote control ...................... 3
Doors
Back door.................................................... 9
Side door...................................................... 5
Side mirrors ............................................. 32
399
Alphabetical index
Preparing and checking
before winter......................................156
Engine coolant temperature
gauge ...................................................... 104
Engine immobilizer system ..................47
Engine oil
Capacity .................................................. 371
Checking................................................ 277
Preparing and checking
before winter......................................156
Engine oil maintenance data ...........280
Event data recorder ............................335
Driver's seat belt reminder light .....340
Driving
Break-in tips............................................89
Correct posture .................................... 52
Off-road precautions ........................146
Procedures..............................................88
Winter driving tips.............................. 156
Driving position memory........................21
E Emergency, in case of
If the engine will not start ...............357
If the shift lever cannot be
shifted from P...................................358
If the battery is discharged ...........360
If the warning buzzer sounds...... 337
If the warning light turns on .......... 337
If you have a flat tire .........................346
If you lose your keys.........................359
If you think something is
wrong...................................................333
If your vehicle becomes stuck.....366
If your vehicle needs to be
towed ...................................................328
If your vehicle overheats................363
Engine
Compartment ..................................... 276
Hood........................................................ 275
How to start the engine.....................95
Identification number.......................369
If the engine will not start ...............357
Ignition switch.........................................95
Overheating.........................................363
Engine coolant
Capacity................................................. 372
Checking ...............................................282
400
F
First-aid kit holder ................................ 236
Floor mat.................................................. 234
Fluid
Brake ....................................................... 284
Power steering ................................... 286
Suspension ............................................287
Washer..................................................... 291
Fog lights
Switch..........................................................114
Wattage..................................................377
For-wheel drive system........................139
Front fog lights
Switch..........................................................114
Wattage..................................................377
Front passenger's seat belt
reminder light .....................................340
Front seats
Adjustment .................................................12
Driving position memory ....................21
Front side marker light
Wattage..................................................377
Front turn signal lights
Wattage..................................................377
Alphabetical index
Identification
Engine..................................................... 369
Vehicle ................................................... 369
Ignition
Keys .................................................................2
Ignition switch.........................................95
Indicator lights......................................... 107
Initialization
Items to initialize .................................393
Inside rear view mirror ........................... 31
Instrument panel light control ..........105
Interior lights
Interior lights...........................................212
Switch.........................................................213
Wattage.................................................. 377
Fuel
Capacity................................................. 370
Fuel gauge ..............................................104
Fuel pump shut off system ............ 334
Gas station information .................408
Information............................................ 378
Refueling....................................................44
Type.......................................................... 378
Fuel filler door............................................44
Fuel pump shut off system ................ 334
Fuses............................................................. 311
G Garage door opener...........................237
Gas station information.....................408
Gauges.......................................................104
Glove box ................................................. 216
Glove box light........................................ 216
H Head restraints..........................................23
Headlight cleaner ................................... 119
Headlights
Replacing light bulbs ....................... 320
Switch..........................................................112
Wattage ..................................................377
Heaters
Seat heaters.......................................... 230
Side mirror..............................................182
Height control
Active height control
suspension...........................................130
Hood ..........................................................275
Hooks
Cargo hook ......................................... 235
Tie-down hooks................................. 235
I
I/M test ......................................................270
J
Jack
Replacing the wheel.........................346
Jack handle..............................................346
K Keys
Flat key.................................................. 2, 96
If you lose your keys........................ 359
Ignition switch.........................................95
Key number .................................................2
Keys .................................................................2
Wireless remote control ...................... 3
L
Lexus link system ..................................246
Lexus night view system...................... 126
Licence plate lights
Replacing light bulbs........................320
Wattage.................................................. 377
Light bulbs
Replacing ...............................................320
Wattage.................................................. 377
401
Alphabetical index
Lights
Door courtesy lights........................... 212
Fog light switch.......................................114
Headlights switch ..................................112
Interior light switch..............................213
Personal light switch ..........................213
Replacing light bulbs........................320
Turn signal lever...................................102
Vanity lights...........................................222
Wattage...................................................377
Load capacity ..........................................155
M Maintenance
Do-it-yourself maintenance ........... 271
General maintenance ..................... 267
Maintenance data..............................368
Maintenance requirements ..........265
Meter
Instrument panel light control ...... 105
Meters ...................................................... 104
Mirrors
Inside rear view mirror......................... 31
Side mirror heater...............................182
Side mirrors..............................................32
Vanity mirrors.......................................222
Moon roof.................................................... 41
O Odometer.................................................104
Off-road precautions........................... 146
Oil
Engine oil ................................................277
Opener
Fuel filler door......................................... 44
Hood........................................................ 275
Outside rear view mirrors
Adjusting and folding ..........................32
402
Driving position memory ....................21
Outside temperature display .......... 224
Overhead console.................................217
Overheating, Engine .......................... 363
P Parking brake.......................................... 103
Parking lights
Switch.......................................................... 112
Wattage..................................................377
Personal lights
Personal lights........................................212
Switch........................................................ 213
Wattage..................................................377
Power outlet ...........................................228
Power quarter windows ....................... 40
Power steering
Fluid.......................................................... 286
Power windows........................................ 37
R Radiator....................................................283
Radio........................................................... 185
RDS (Radio date system)................... 186
Rear seat audio system ......................209
Rear seats
Adjustment .................................................14
Removing third seats............................ 19
Tumbling second seats ....................... 15
Tumbling third seats ..............................17
Rear side marker lights
Wattage..................................................377
Rear turn signal lights
Wattage..................................................377
Rear view monitor system ..................123
Rear window defogger ....................... 182
Rear window wiper.................................118
Alphabetical index
Replacing
Fuses............................................................311
Light bulbs ............................................ 320
Tires.......................................................... 346
Wireless remote control
battery..................................................309
Reporting safety defects for
U.S.A. owners .................................... 396
Roll sensing of curtain shield
airbags off switch ..................................65
Roof luggage carrier ..............................34
Running board lights............................. 212
S Seat belts
Adjusting the seat belt ........................25
Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) .......................................................26
Child restraint system
installation ..............................................75
Cleaning and maintaining
the seat belts..................................... 263
Emergency Locking Retractor
(ELR)........................................................26
How to wear your seat belt..............24
How your child should wear
the seat belt...........................................27
Pregnant women,
proper seat belt use..........................27
Reminder light.....................................340
Seat belt extenders.............................. 28
Seat belt pretensioners.......................26
Seat heaters............................................ 230
Seating capacity .....................................155
Seats
Child seats/child restraint
system installation..............................75
Cleaning.................................................262
Driving position memory....................21
Front seat adjustment ...........................12
Front seat adjustment
precautions.............................................13
Head restraint......................................... 23
Properly sitting in the seat ................52
Rear seat adjustment.............................14
Rear seat adjustment
precautions...........................................20
Seat heaters ..........................................230
Service reminder indicators ............. 107
Shift lever
Automatic transmission .....................98
If the shift lever cannot be
shifted from P .................................. 358
Side airbags................................................54
Side marker lights
Switch.......................................................... 112
Wattage.................................................. 377
Side mirror
Adjusting and folding.......................... 32
Driving position memory....................21
Spare tire
Inflation pressure................................302
Spare tire................................................346
Spark plug................................................ 372
Specifications .........................................368
Speedometer .......................................... 104
Steering
Column lock release...........................96
Fluid.......................................................... 286
Steering wheel
Adjustment...............................................30
Audio switches................................... 206
Driving position memory....................21
403
Alphabetical index
Storage feature....................................... 215
Stuck
If your vehicle becomes stuck.....366
Sun visors .................................................. 221
Sunshade
Roof ..............................................................42
Switch
Driving mode select switch........... 100
Fog light switch.......................................114
Ignition switch.........................................95
Light switches..........................................112
Power door lock switch....................... 5
Power quarter window switch.......40
Power window switch.........................37
Rear window wiper and washer
switch ...................................................... 118
Window lock switch ...........................38
Wipers and washer switch.............. 115
T
404
Tachometer
Tachometer........................................... 104
Tail lights
Switch ..........................................................112
Wattage...................................................377
Theft deterrent system
Alarm .......................................................... 49
Engine immobilizer system ..............47
Theft prevention labels ........................... 51
Tire inflation pressure .........................302
Tie-down hooks.....................................235
Tire information
Glossary.................................................386
Size ...........................................................383
Tire identification number .............382
Uniform tire quality grading.........384
Tires
Chains.......................................................156
Checking................................................292
If you have a flat tire ......................... 346
Inflation pressure ............................... 302
Information .............................................381
Pressure warning system...............292
Replacing .............................................. 346
Rotating tires.........................................292
Size............................................................376
Snow tires................................................156
Spare tire ............................................... 346
Tools........................................................... 346
Total load capacity................................ 155
Towing
Dinghy towing ......................................169
Emergency towing........................... 328
Trailer towing ........................................160
TRAC (Active traction control) .......142
Trailer towing .......................................... 160
Trip information display ........................110
Trip meter ................................................. 104
Turn signal lights
Switch........................................................102
Wattage..................................................377
V Valet key .........................................................2
Vanity lights
Vanity lights...........................................222
Wattage..................................................377
Vanity mirrors ........................................ 222
Vehicle identification number.........369
VGRS (Variable gear ratio
steering) ..................................................142
VSC (Vehicle stability control).........142
Alphabetical index
W Warning buzzers
Brake system........................................337
Key reminder....................................... 342
Open door .......................................... 339
Seat belt reminder ............................340
Warning lights
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) ... 339
Automatic transmission fluid
temperature...................................... 339
Brake system........................................337
Charging system...............................338
Engine oil replacement
reminder ..............................................341
Lexus night view system................ 339
Low fuel level.......................................340
Low washer fluid................................340
Malfunction indicator lamp ..........338
Open door ........................................... 339
Seat belt reminder ............................340
SRS airbags..........................................338
Tire pressure........................................340
Unengaged “Park” ...........................340
Variable gear ratio steering
system.................................................. 339
Vehicle stability control system
and active traction control
system.................................................. 339
Warning reflector holder.................. 235
Washer
Checking................................................. 291
Preparing and checking
before winter......................................156
Switch..........................................................115
Washing and waxing .......................... 260
Weight
Cargo capacity......................................151
Load limits ..............................................155
Weight.................................................... 368
Wheels ......................................................306
Window glasses ...................................... 37
Window lock switch ...............................38
Windows
Power quarter windows....................40
Power windows..................................... 37
Rear window defogger.................... 182
Washer ......................................................115
Windshield wipers...................................115
Wireless remote control
Replacing the battery...................... 309
Wireless remote control ...................... 3
405
What to do if...
What to do if...
A tire punctures
P. 346 If you have a flat tire
P. 47
The engine does not start
Engine immobilizer system
P. 357 If the engine will not start
P. 360 If the battery is discharged
The shift lever cannot be
moved out
P. 358
If the shift lever cannot be shifted
from “P”
The engine coolant temperature
gauge enters the red zone
P. 363 If your vehicle overheats
Steam can be seen coming
from under the hood
The key is lost
P. 359 If you lose your keys
The battery runs out
P. 360 If the battery is discharged
P. 9
Side doors
Back doors
The horn begins to sound
P. 49
Alarm
The vehicle is stuck in mud or
sand
P. 366 If the vehicle becomes stuck
The warning light or indicator
light comes on
P. 337 If the warning light turns on
The doors cannot be locked
406
P. 5
What to do if...
■Warning lights
Brake system warning light
Driver’s seat belt reminder
light
P. 340
or
Front passenger’s seat belt
reminder light
P. 340
P. 337
Tire pressure warning light
ABS warning light
P. 340
or
P. 339
and
SRS warning light
P. 338
Open door warning light
Vehicle stability control
system and active traction
control system warning light
P. 339
Variable gear ratio steering
system warning light
P. 339
P. 339
Charging system warning
light
P. 338
Lexus night view system
warning light
P. 339
Unengaged “Park” warning
light
P. 340
Low washer fluid warning
light
P. 340
Automatic transmission
fluid temperature warning
light
P. 339
Engine oil replacement light
(U.S.A. only)
P. 341
Malfunction indicator lamp
or
P. 338
407
GAS STATION INFORMATION
Auxiliary catch lever
P. 275
Fuel filler door
P. 44
Hood lock release lever
P. 275
Fuel tank capacity
Fuel type
Cold tire inflation
pressure
Engine oil capacity
(Drain and refill)
Engine oil type
408
Fuel filler door opener
P. 44
Tire inflation pressure
P. 376
25.4 gal. (96 L, 21.1 lmp.gal.)
Unleaded gasoline only
P. 45, 370
P. 376
qt. (L, Imp.qt.)
With filler
7.2 (6.8, 6.0)
Without filler
6.8 (6.4, 5.6)
“Toyota Genuine Motor Oil” or equivalent
Oil grade: ILSAC multigrade engine oil
Recommended oil viscosity: SAE 5W-30
P. 371
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