Lexus GS430, GS300 Owner's manual

Lexus GS430, GS300 Owner's manual
FOREWORD
Welcome to the growing group of value–conscious people who drive Lexus vehicles. We
are proud of the advanced engineering and quality construction of each vehicle we build.
This Owner’s Manual explains the features of your new Lexus. Please read it and follow the
instructions carefully so that you can enjoy many years of safe motoring.
When it comes to service, remember that your Lexus dealer knows your vehicle best and
is interested in your complete satisfaction. Your Lexus dealer will provide quality
maintenance and any other assistance you may require.
If there is not a Lexus dealer near you, or you need emergency assistance for any reason,
please call the following number:
U.S. OWNERS
When traveling in the U.S. mainland or Canada:
Lexus Roadside Assistance 1–800–25–LEXUS (Toll–Free)
(1–800–255–3987)
HAWAII:
Lexus Customer Service Assistance
1–800–25–LEXUS (Toll–Free)
(1–800–255–3987)
CANADIAN OWNERS
Please refer to the ”Owner’s Guide” or ”Owner’s Manual Supplement”.
Please leave this Owner’s Manual in this vehicle at the time of resale. The next owner
will need this information also.
All information and specifications 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.
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.
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INTRODUCTION
New vehicle warranty
Your new vehicle is covered by the following Lexus limited
warranties:
New vehicle warranty
Emission control systems warranty
Others
Spark ignition system of your Lexus
For further information, please refer to the “Owner’s Guide”,
“Owner’s Manual Supplement” or “Warranty Booklet”.
The spark ignition system in your Lexus meets all
requirements of the Canadian Interference–Causing
Equipment Standard.
Your responsibility for maintenance
It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure the specified
maintenance is performed. Section 5 of this Owner’s Manual
gives details of these maintenance requirements. Included in
Section 6 is general maintenance. For scheduled
maintenance information, please refer to the “Owner’s Manual
Supplement / Maintenance Schedule”.
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.
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This vehicle should not be modified with non–genuine Lexus
products. Modification with non–genuine Lexus products
could affect its performance, safety or durability, and may even
violate governmental regulations. In addition, damage or
performance problems resulting from the modification may not
be covered under warranty.
Installation of a mobile two–way radio system
As the installation of a mobile two–way radio system in your
vehicle could affect electronic systems such as the multiport
fuel injection system/sequential multiport fuel injection system,
cruise control system, anti–lock brake system, SRS airbag
system and seat belt pretensioner system, be sure to check
with your Lexus dealer for precautionary measures or special
instructions regarding installation.
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.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
The contents of this manual are explained briefly on this
page to help you make the best use of the manual. Please
read this page and the rest of the Owner’s Manual
carefully to make sure you fully understand the operation
of your vehicle.
SECTION 2 – AIR CONDITIONING AND AUDIO
The features of the vehicle’s air conditioning and audio are
explained in detail. Be sure to read this section so that you can
make full use of them.
SECTION 3 – STARTING AND DRIVING
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Starting the engine, driving, stopping, operation of features
affecting vehicle handling, hints on vehicle safety and safe
driving techniques are all explained. Please read everything
in this section, and remember – drive safely!
The table of contents and the pictorial index provide easy
reference to the appropriate pages.
SECTION 4 – IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
This will help you enjoy safe and comfortable driving.
Operation of basic equipment is briefly explained in an easily
understandable way for quick reference.
This section explains what to do in the event of an urgent
situation such as the engine not starting or getting a flat tire,
etc. If such a problem occurs, check the contents of this
Owner’s Manual and follow the instructions given.
SECTION 1 – INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS
SECTION 5 – MAINTENANCE
The vehicle’s equipment is divided into the 7 groups listed
below. Use of the equipment is explained, including any points
you should pay particular attention to.
This section explains the importance of regular maintenance.
Regular and periodic inspection and maintenance of your
Lexus will help to keep your vehicle in its best condition.
BASIC OPERATION – QUICK REFERENCE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Keys and doors
Switches
Gauges, meters and service reminder indicators
Interior equipment
Exterior equipment
Comfort adjustment
Theft deterrent
SECTION 6 – SERVICE PROCEDURES AND
SPECIFICATIONS
Simple maintenance procedure and service data are provided
here for your reference should you wish to perform inspection
and maintenance yourself.
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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
INDEX
Safety and vehicle damage warnings
The page number is listed for each item in the Owner’s Manual
so that you can rapidly find the item and page you are
searching for.
In this manual you will see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings.
These are used in the following ways:
GAS STATION INFORMATION
The information you need to know for appropriate servicing at
the gas station is provided here.
QUICK INDEX
This is designed so that you can quickly find the needed
information when an urgent situation arises.
Safety symbol
CAUTION
This is a warning against something which may cause
injury to people if the warning is ignored. You are
informed what you must or must not do in order to avoid
or reduce the risk to yourself and other people.
NOTICE
This is a warning against something which may cause
damage to the vehicle or its equipment if the warning is
ignored. You are informed what you must or must not
do in order to avoid or reduce the risk of damage to your
Lexus and its equipment.
Your Lexus Owner ’s Manual provides you with a
considerable amount of information. To use this
information most effectively, please take the time to
familiarize yourself with the contents and use of the
manual.
In this manual, you will also see a circle with a slash through
it. This means ”Do not”, ”Do not do this”, or ”Do not let this
happen”.
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PICTORIAL INDEX
INSTRUMENT PANEL
PG005e
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PICTORIAL INDEX
Page
Page
16
Ashtray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
17
Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
18
Vehicle skid control system
OFF switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Side vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
19
Seat heater switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
5
Security indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
20
Driving pattern selector switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
6
Coin box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
21
Automatic transmission selector
lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
7
Headlight, turn signal and fog light
switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 26, 27
22
Ignition switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
8
Wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
23
Cruise control switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
24
Steering pad switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
9
Emergency flasher switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
25
Parking brake release lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
10
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
26
Hood lock release lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
11
Front passenger’s seat belt reminder light . . . . . 43
27
Trunk lid opener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
12
Center vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
28
Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
13
Automatic air conditioning controls . . . . . . . . . . 134
29
Fuel filler door opener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
14
Car audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
30
Power rear view mirror control switch . . . . . . . . . 81
15
Glove box/CD automatic changer . . . . . . . . . . 57/161
1
Door lock switch and power window
switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 32
2
Driving position memory switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
3
Instrument panel light control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
4
For detailed information, refer to the description given in each section.
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER (GS430 sold in U. S. A.)
PG006a
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PICTORIAL INDEX
Page
Page
1
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
16
Driver’s seat belt reminder light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
2
Turn signal indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
17
SRS warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
3
Odometer and trip meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
18
Open door warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
4
Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
19
Vehicle skid control system
OFF indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
5
Automatic transmission indicator lights . . . . . . 179
20
Anti–lock brake system warning light . . . . . . . . . . 46
6
Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
21
7
ODO/TRIP, RESET button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Vehicle skid control system
warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
8
Low fuel level warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
22
Snow mode indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
9
Headlight indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
23
Power mode indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
10
Headlight high beam indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . 26
24
Cruise control indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
11
Slip indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192, 193
25
Rear light failure warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
12
Low washer fluid warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
26
Automatic headlight leveling system
warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
13
Brake system warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
27
Low engine oil level warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
14
Low oil pressure warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
28
Malfunction indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
15
Discharge warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
For detailed information, refer to the description given in each section.
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER (GS300 sold in U. S. A.)
PG016d
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PICTORIAL INDEX
Page
Page
1
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
16
Discharge warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
2
Turn signal indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
17
Driver’s seat belt reminder light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
3
Shift position indicator for manual control . . . . 183
18
SRS warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
4
Odometer and trip meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
19
Open door warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
5
Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
20
Vehicle skid control system
OFF indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
6
Automatic transmission indicator lights . . . . . . 179
21
Anti–lock brake system warning light . . . . . . . . . . 46
7
Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
22
8
ODO/TRIP, RESET button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Vehicle skid control system
warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
9
Low fuel level warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
23
Snow mode indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
10
Headlight indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
24
Power mode indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
11
Headlight high beam indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . 26
25
Cruise control indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
12
Slip indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192, 193
26
Rear light failure warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
13
Low washer fluid warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
27
Automatic headlight leveling system
warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
14
Brake system warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
28
Low engine oil level warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
15
Low oil pressure warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
29
Malfunction indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
For detailed information, refer to the description given in each section.
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PICTORIAL INDEX
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER (GS430 sold in Canada)
PG007e
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PICTORIAL INDEX
Page
Page
1
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
16
Driver’s seat belt reminder light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
2
Turn signal indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
17
SRS warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
3
Odometer and trip meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
18
Open door warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
4
Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
19
Vehicle skid control system OFF
indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
5
Automatic transmission indicator lights . . . . . . 179
20
Anti–lock brake system warning light . . . . . . . . . . 46
6
Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
21
7
ODO/TRIP, RESET button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Vehicle skid control system
warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
8
Low fuel level warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
22
Snow mode indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
9
Tail light indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
23
Power mode indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
10
Headlight high beam indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . 26
24
Cruise control indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
11
Slip indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192, 193
25
Rear light failure warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
12
Low washer fluid warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
26
Automatic headlight leveling system
warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
13
Brake system warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
27
Low engine oil level warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
14
Low oil pressure warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
28
Malfunction indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
15
Discharge warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
For detailed information, refer to the description given in each section.
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PICTORIAL INDEX
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER (GS300 sold in Canada)
PG017f
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PICTORIAL INDEX
Page
Page
1
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
16
Discharge warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
2
Turn signal indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
17
Driver’s seat belt reminder light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
3
Shift position indicator for manual control . . . . 183
18
SRS warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
4
Odometer and trip meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
19
Open door warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
5
Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
20
Vehicle skid control system OFF
indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
6
Automatic transmission indicator lights . . . . . . 179
21
Anti–lock brake system warning light . . . . . . . . . . 46
7
Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
22
8
ODO/TRIP, RESET button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Vehicle skid control system
warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
9
Low fuel level warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
23
Snow mode indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
10
Tail light indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
24
Power mode indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
11
Headlight high beam indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . 26
25
Cruise control indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
12
Slip indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192, 193
26
Rear light failure warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
13
Low washer fluid warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
27
Automatic headlight leveling system
warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
14
Brake system warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
28
Low engine oil level warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
15
Low oil pressure warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
29
Malfunction indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
For detailed information, refer to the description given in each section.
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SEAT AND STEERING WHEEL
Page
1
Tilt and telescopic steering
adjustment switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
2
Seat position, seat cushion angle
and height control switch . . . . 75, 76
3
Seatback angle control switch . . . 76
4
Lumbar support control switch . . 77
PG003b
For detailed information, refer to the
description given in each section.
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PICTORIAL INDEX
EXTERIOR VIEW
Page
PG020d
1
Rear window defogger . . . . . . . . . . 31
2
Trunk lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
3
Moon roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
4
Wiper and washer . . . . . . . . . . 28, 290
5
Fuel filler door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
6
Outside rear view mirror . . . . . . . . 80
7
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
8
Tire and wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
9
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 293
10
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
For detailed information, refer to the
description given in each section.
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PICTORIAL INDEX
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BASIC OPERATION
QUICK REFERENCE
Driver’s seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic transmission (GS430) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic transmission (GS300) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight and turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wiper switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2
2
3
4
5
6
1
BASIC OPERATION – QUICK REFERENCE
1. DRIVER’S SEAT
2. STEERING WHEEL
TILT STEERING WHEEL
BG002b
Seat adjustment
Seat
position
Seat
cushion
angle
BG001–3
Seat cushion
height
To tilt the steering wheel up or down to the desired angle,
push the control switch in the required direction and
release the button when the steering wheel reaches the
desired angle.
TELESCOPIC STEERING WHEEL
Seatback
angle
Lumbar
support
BG003b
Head restraint
height
Head restraint
angle
2
To move the steering wheel to the desired position, push
the control switch away from you or pull it toward you until
the steering wheel reaches the desired position.
BASIC OPERATION – QUICK REFERENCE
3. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (GS430)
OPERATION OF SELECTOR LEVER
BG018a
SELECTOR LEVER POSITION
P: Parking, engine starting and key removal
R: Reverse
BG007b
N: Neutral
D: Normal driving (with overdrive on)
4: Engine braking*
3, 2: Stronger engine braking
L: Maximum engine braking
Shift while pressing the brake pedal. (Ignition
switch must be in the ”ON” position.)
*When the cruise control is being used, even if you downshift from ”D” to “4”, engine braking will not be enabled because
the cruise control is not cancelled. For the operation to decrease the vehicle speed, see page 191.
3
BASIC OPERATION – QUICK REFERENCE
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION(GS300)
OPERATION OF SELECTOR LEVER
BG023
SELECTOR LEVER POSITION
P: Parking, engine starting and key removal
R: Reverse
BG020b
N: Neutral
D: Normal driving (with overdrive on)
M: Manual shifting up or down shifting*
3, 2: Stronger engine braking
L: Maximum engine braking
Shift while pressing the brake pedal. (Ignition
switch must be in the ”ON” position.)
*When the cruise control is being used, even if you downshift from ”D” to “4”, engine braking will not be enabled because
the cruise control is not cancelled. For the operation to decrease the vehicle speed, see page 191.
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BASIC OPERATION – QUICK REFERENCE
4. HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL
SWITCH
HEADLIGHT SWITCH
With the ignition OFF
Parking, tail, license plate,
side marker and instrument
panel lights turn on.
High beam
00L014
Headlight flasher
TURN SIGNAL SWITCH
Headlights also turn on.
00L013
Automatic light control
With the engine started and parking brake
released
Parking, tail, license plate,
side marker and instrument
panel lights turn on.
Right or left turn
00L015
Lane change
(Right or left)
Headlights also turn on
at full intensity.
00L013
Automatic light control
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BASIC OPERATION – QUICK REFERENCE
5. WIPER SWITCH
Mist wiper operation
Intermittent operation
Low speed operation
00L016
High speed operation
Washer on
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SECTION
1–1
INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS
Keys and doors
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Engine immobiliser system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Wireless remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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KEYS AND DOORS
KEYS
Since the doors and trunk lid can be locked without a key, you
should always carry a spare master key in case you
accidentally lock your keys inside the vehicle.
If you should lose your keys or if you need additional keys,
duplicates can be made by a Lexus dealer using the key
number.
11L025a
1
Master key (black) – The master key works in every
lock. For your Lexus dealer to make you a new key
with built–in transponder chip, your dealer will need
it.
2
Sub key (gray) – The sub key will not open the trunk,
trunk main switch and the glove box. For your Lexus
dealer to make you a new key with built–in
transponder chip, your dealer will need it.
3
Key number plate – Keep the plate in a safe place
such as your wallet, not in the vehicle.
A transponder chip for engine immobiliser system has been
filled in the head of the master and sub keys. These chips are
needed to enable the system to function correctly, so be careful
not to lose these keys. If you make your own duplicate key, you
will not be able to cancel the system or start the engine.
To protect things locked in the trunk or glove box when you
have your vehicle parked, leave the sub key with the attendant.
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We recommend you to write down the key number and keep
it in safe place.
KEYS AND DOORS
Flat key
Starting the engine using a flat key
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As a transponder chip is built in its key case, you can start
the engine with this key.
The flat key works in every lock.
A transponder chip for engine immobiliser system has been
filled in the key case of the flat key. This chip is needed to
enable the system to function correctly, so be careful not to
lose this key. If you make your own duplicate key, you will not
be able to cancel the system or start the engine.
Insert your key plate in its key case as shown. We recommend
that you always carry this with you for emergency use. Do not
leave it in your vehicle.
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1. Remove the key plate from the key case.
2. Insert the key plate into the ignition switch. The indicator
light keeps flashing.
3. Bring the key case closer to the ignition switch within 10
seconds as indicated by the arrow head. The indicator light
goes out. This means the engine immobiliser system is
automatically canceled. (For details, see “Engine immobiliser
system” on page 11.) You can put the key case away then. You
cannot cancel the engine immobiliser system if 10 seconds
have past after you inserted the key plate. You need to remove
the key plate from the ignition switch and try it again from the
step 2.
4. Start the engine within 60 seconds after the security
indicator light goes out. You cannot start the engine if 60
seconds have past after the security indicator went off. You
need to remove the key plate from the ignition switch and try
it again from the step 2.
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KEYS AND DOORS
NOTICE
Do not let the key case become bent as the key plate
may fall out or become bent also.
The flat key is designed for emergency use only. So
do not use it regularly instead of other master keys.
11L021-2
When using a key containing a transponder chip,
observe the following precautions:
When starting the engine, do not use the key with a
key ring resting on the key grip and do not press the
key ring against the key grip. Otherwise the engine
may not start, or may stop soon after it starts.
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11R055
When starting the engine, do not use the key with
other transponder keys around (including the flat key
and keys of other vehicles) and do not press other
key plates against the key grip. Otherwise the engine
may not start, or may stop soon after it starts. If this
happens, remove the key once and then insert it
again after taking off other transponder keys
(including the flat key and keys of other vehicles)
from the ring or while gripping or covering them with
your hand to start the engine.
KEYS AND DOORS
ENGINE IMMOBILISER SYSTEM
11G035c
w11L016
Do not bend the key grip or flat key.
Do not cover the key grip or flat key with any material
that cuts off electromagnetic waves.
Do not knock the key or flat key hard against other
objects.
Do not leave the key or flat key exposed to high
temperatures for a long period, such as on the
dashboard and hood under the direct sunlight.
Do not put the key or flat key in water or wash it in an
ultrasonic washer.
Do not use the key or flat key with electromagnetic
materials.
The engine immobiliser system is a theft prevention
system. When you insert the key in the ignition switch, the
transponder chip in the key’s head transmits an electronic
code to the vehicle. The engine will start, only when the
electronic code in the chip corresponds to the registered
ID code for the vehicle.
The system is automatically set when the key is removed from
the ignition switch. At this time, the security indicator light
flashes. When you insert the key in the ignition switch, the
security indicator light goes out and the system is canceled
automatically, which enables the engine to start.
The transponder chip of the flat key is in its key case. You can
cancel the engine immobiliser system using the flat key. (For
details, see “Flat key” on page 9.)
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KEYS AND DOORS
For your Lexus dealer to make you a new key with built–in
transponder chip, your dealer will need your key number and
master key or the flat key. However, there is a limit to the
number of additional keys your Lexus dealer can make for you.
If you make your own duplicate key, you will not be able
to cancel the system or start the engine.
For vehicles sold in U.S.A.
FCC ID: MOZ RI–4ATY
MADE IN JAPAN
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
CAUTION
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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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.
KEYS AND DOORS
WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL*
In the following cases, the battery in the key may be
discharged. If this is a case, replace it using a special
screwdriver.
The remote control does not work.
The operational range of wireless remote control becomes
extremely short.
11L027b
The indicator light on the key is dimmed or does not come
on.
For the replacement of the battery, see ”Replacing the battery”
on page 17. You can also have the battery of the key replaced
by your Lexus dealer.
1
Locking the doors and sounding an alarm
2
Unlocking the doors
3
Indicator light
4
Unlocking the trunk lid
NOTE: *This feature can be set inoperative as vehicle theft
deterrent measure in case of the loss of the wireless remote
control key. Ask your Lexus dealer for details.
When you operate any button on the key, push it slowly and
surely. At this time, the indicator light on the key grip flashes
once.
The operational range of the wireless remote control is
approximately 1 meter (3 ft.). The effective range may vary
with different conditions. To activate the wireless remote
control without fail, do it approximately 1 meter (3 ft.) from your
Lexus.
If you lose the wireless key, contact your Lexus dealer as soon
as possible to avoid the possibility of theft, or an accident.
You can use up to 4 wireless remote control keys for the same
vehicle. Contact your Lexus dealer for detailed information.
The wireless remote control key is an electronic
component. Observe the following instructions in order
not to cause damage to the key.
Do not leave the wireless remote control key on places
where the temperature becomes high such as on the
dashboard.
Do not disassemble it.
Avoid knocking it hard against other objects or dropping it.
Avoid putting it in water.
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KEYS AND DOORS
Locking/Unlocking the doors
When you push the ”LOCK” button on the key briefly, all
the doors can be locked from outside the vehicle.
When they are locked securely, the emergency flashers will
flash and one beep will sound.* However, when you push the
”LOCK” button with any door not closed securely, the buzzer
sounds for 10 seconds.** To stop the buzzer, close all the
doors securely or push the ”UNLOCK” button. If the key is in
the ignition switch, locking cannot be done.
Make sure all the doors are locked when you leave the vehicle.
Push the ”LOCK” button once again. If they were already
locked, the turn signal lights will flash.***
NOTE: *The emergency flashers can be set not to flash and
volume of beep sound can be changed. **The buzzer can
be set not to sound with any door not closed securely.
***The turn signal lights can be set not to flash. Ask your
Lexus dealer for details.
NOTICE
Do not push the ”LOCK” button any longer than 2 to 3
seconds. Pushing the button longer activates an alarm.
For details, see page 15.
When you push the ”UNLOCK” button, the driver’s door
is unlocked. Pushing that button once again within 3
seconds from the first push, all other doors are also
unlocked.*
NOTE: *Unlocking by a 2–time operation can be changed.
Ask your Lexus dealer for details.
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At this time, the emergency flashers will flash twice and two
beeps will sound.* Together with the activation of unlocking,
the interior light comes on for 15 seconds if the interior light
switch is in ”DOOR” position.** However, this function does
not work when the ignition key is in the ”ON” position. For
further information, see ”Interior lights” on page 53.
You have 30 seconds to open a door after using the wireless
remote unlock feature.*** If a door is not opened by then, all
the doors will be automatically locked again.
Even if the ”LOCK” or ”UNLOCK” switch is kept pressed in, the
locking or unlocking operation is not repeated. Release the
button and then push again.
NOTE: *The emergency flashers can be set not to flash and
volume of beep sound can be changed. **The interior light
can be set not to come on or the duration of lighting can be
changed. ***The time before automatic re–locking can be
changed. Ask your Lexus dealer for details.
KEYS AND DOORS
Unlocking the trunk lid
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When you keep the button pushed for about 1 second, you
can unlock the trunk lid.* One beep sounds.
This function does not work when the ignition key is in the ”ON”
position.
NOTE: *The operation method can be changed. Ask your
Lexus dealer for details.
Sounding an alarm*
11G002a
When you push the ”PANIC” button for about 2 to 3
seconds, an alarm sounds to deter any person trying to
break into or damage your vehicle.
If you want to stop the alarm, push any button.
This function does not work when the ignition key is in the ”ON”
position.
NOTE: *The alarm can be set not to sound. Ask your Lexus
dealer for details.
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KEYS AND DOORS
Operating the windows and moon roof
The windows and moon roof can be operated using a
wireless key from outside the vehicle.*
NOTE: *The windows can be set inoperative. The moon
roof can be set to slide open, tilt up or inoperative. Ask your
Lexus dealer for details.
11G014a
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.
Push the ”UNLOCK” button until the windows and moon roof
start to move. When you release the button, the windows and
moon roof stop operating.
For vehicles sold in U.S.A.
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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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.
KEYS AND DOORS
For vehicles sold in Canada
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
this device may not cause interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of the
device.
Replacing the battery
When you replace the battery, prepare a lithium battery
CR1616 and a special screwdriver.
CAUTION
Special care should be taken that small children do not
swallow the removed battery or components.
NOTICE
When replacing the battery, be careful not to lose the
components, screws and O–ring.
11L028–1
1. Remove the screw, and then the cover while pushing it in the
arrow direction.
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KEYS AND DOORS
NOTICE
Make sure the positive side and negative side of the
battery should be faced correctly.
11L029–1
Be careful not to bend the electrode of the battery
insertion and that dust or oils do not adhere to the
inside of the module.
Take care not to lose the screws and O–ring.
5. Install the lid with the 2 screws.
2. Remove the module from the key frame.
NOTICE
Take care not to damage or bend the O–ring when
installing.
11L030–1
6. Install the module into the key frame and secure the cover
with the screw.
7. When pushing any switch on the wireless key, make sure
the indicator light comes on.
3. Remove the 2 screws to take out the lid of the module.
4. Take out the discharged battery and put a new battery with
the positive side up.
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KEYS AND DOORS
DOORS
Locking with inside lock button
Locking with key
11G004
11G003–1
1 Lock
1 Lock
2 Unlock
2 Unlock
Push in the lock button to lock and unlock the door.
Turn the key towards the front of the vehicle to lock and
towards the back to unlock.
When locked, the door cannot be opened with either the
outside or inside door handle. However, the driver’s door can
be opened from the inside even with the lock button pushed in.
The doors lock and unlock simultaneously with either front
door. In the driver’s door lock, turning the key once will unlock
the driver’s door and twice in succession will unlock all doors
simultaneously.* In the passenger’s door lock, turning the key
once will unlock all doors simultaneously.
Closing the door with the lock button pushed in will also lock
the door. Be careful not to lock your keys in the vehicle. The
door will not lock if the key is left in the ignition switch when
closing the front doors.
NOTE: *Unlocking by a 2–time operation can be changed.
Ask your Lexus dealer for details.
If the vehicle is subjected to a severe frontal, rear or side
impact with the ignition switch turned to the “ON” position, all
the doors will unlock automatically after a few seconds.
The windows and moon roof can be opened and closed from
outside the vehicle using the key. For details, see “Power
window switches” on page 32 and “Moon roof” on page 70.
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KEYS AND DOORS
CAUTION
Locking with power door lock switch
Before driving, make sure the doors are closed and
locked, especially when small children are in the
vehicle. Along with the proper use of seat belts, locking
the doors helps prevent the driver and passengers from
being thrown out from the vehicle during an accident.
It also helps prevent the doors from being opened
unintentionally.
11G005
1 Lock
2 Unlock
To lock all the doors simultaneously, push the power door
lock switch on the front side. Pushing on the rear side will
unlock them.
The same switch is also equipped on the front passenger’s
side.
Auto door locking function*: All the doors will lock
automatically when the selector lever is moved out of “P”
position. This auto door locking function is operable while the
ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position.
NOTE: * This auto door locking function can be disabled or
changed. Ask your Lexus dealer for details.
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KEYS AND DOORS
Locking with rear door child–protector
11G006b
1 Unlock
2 Lock
Whenever small children are in the vehicle, lock the rear
door so that it does not open from the inside. To do this,
turn the knob to the ”LOCK” position as shown and then
close the door.
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KEYS AND DOORS
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SECTION
1–2
INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS
Switches
Headlight switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight dimmer and turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fog light switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight cleaner switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear window and outside rear view mirror
defogger switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power window switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency flasher switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat heater switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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26
27
28
30
31
32
35
35
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SWITCHES
HEADLIGHT SWITCH
When the headlight switch is turned to the first or second
clickstop, the brightness of the instrument cluster will be
reduced slightly unless the instrument panel light control knob
is turned fully on.
NOTE: *The operating condition or sensitivity can be
changed. Ask your Lexus dealer for details.
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To turn the lights on, twist the knob on the end of the lever.
FIRST CLICKSTOP: Only the parking, tail, license plate, side
marker and instrument panel lights turn on.
SECOND CLICKSTOP: Headlights also turn on.
THIRD CLICKSTOP (”AUTO”): The headlights and all other
lights automatically turn on depending on the darkness of the
surroundings.*
Vehicles sold in U.S.A.: When the headlights are on, the
headlight indicator lights up in the instrument cluster.
Vehicles sold in Canada: When the tail lights are on, the tail
light indicator lights up in the instrument cluster.
Manually twist the knob to the second clickstop to turn on
the headlights if they are needed immediately when
entering a dark tunnel, parking structure, etc.
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SWITCHES
Daytime Running Light System
12G001
The headlights turn on at reduced intensity when the parking
brake is released with the engine started, even with the light
switch in the ”OFF” position. They will not go off until the
ignition switch is turned off.
To turn on the other exterior lights and instrument panel lights,
twist the knob to the first clickstop.
Twist the knob to the second clickstop to turn on the headlights
to full intensity for driving at night.
The automatic light control sensor is on top of the driver’s side
instrument panel.
Do not place anything on the instrument panel, and/or do not
affix anything on the windshield to block this sensor.
When the headlights come on, the lights automatically turn off
about 30 seconds after any of the doors is opened and closed
with the ignition key turned to the ”ACC” or ”LOCK” position.*
To turn them on again, turn the ignition key to the ”ON” position,
or turn the headlight switch off and then twist the knob until the
first or second clickstop. If you are going to park for over one
week, make sure the headlight switch is off.
When setting the knob to the third clickstop (”AUTO”), the
headlights will automatically adjust to full intensity and/or turn
on the other lights depending on the darkness of the
surroundings. Likewise, as the surroundings become brighter,
the headlights will turn to reduced intensity, ultimately turning
off the other lights.
NOTICE
To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not
leave the lights on longer than necessary when the
engine is not running.
When the headlight switch is on with all the doors locked,
pushing the ”LOCK” button on the wireless remote control key
turns off the headlights.
NOTE: *The time before turning off the lights can be
changed. Ask your Lexus dealer for details.
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SWITCHES
Automatic headlight leveling system
(Vehicles with discharge headlight only)
12G012
As the headlight beam level is always maintained
automatically at the proper level in all loading conditions, your
headlights do not dazzle other road users.
If this system fails, the warning light in the instrument cluster
comes on. If this occurs, have your vehicle checked by Lexus
dealer.
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HEADLIGHT DIMMER AND TURN
SIGNAL SWITCH
12L003
For high beam, push the lever forward. Pull it back for low
beam. For the headlight flasher, pull it further back.
A blue light in the instrument cluster indicates high beam or
headlight flasher is on.
The headlight flasher works even when the headlight switch is
off.
SWITCHES
FOG LIGHT SWITCH
12L004
12L005
For signaling turns, move the lever up or down in the
conventional manner.
The ignition key must be in the ”ON” position.
The turn signal is self–cancelling after a turn, but after a lane
change, you may have to cancel it by hand. You can also signal
a lane change by moving the turn signal lever partway and
holding it there.
To turn on the fog lights, turn the switch to the ”ON”
position. The fog lights come on only when the headlights
are on low beam.
If the green light in the instrument cluster flashes faster than
normal, it indicates that the front or rear turn signal bulb has
burned out. If this indicator light does not come on, the fuse
or the indicator light itself has probably failed.
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SWITCHES
WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER
SWITCH
12L006–1
For mist wiper operation (a single wipe), pull the lever
toward you and release it.
To make the washer squirt, push the button on the end of
the lever.
The low washer fluid warning light in the instrument cluster
comes on when the fluid level in the tank becomes nearly
empty. For information on adding washer fluid, see ”Adding
washer fluid” on page 290.
In cold weather, warm the windshield with the defroster before
using the washer. This will help prevent icing, which could
block your vision.
NOTICE
1 Interval adjuster
2 Washer on
To turn the wipers on, move the lever down until you reach
the desired speed setting.
The ignition key must be in the ”ON” position.
There are 3 settings:
”INT” position: Intermittent operation
”LO” position: Low speed operation
”HI” position: High speed operation
Twist the interval adjuster upward to increase the wiping
time interval between sweeps, and downward to decrease
it.
The wiper lever must be in the ”INT” position.
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Do not operate the wipers if the windshield is dry. It may
scratch the glass.
SWITCHES
Shifting the windshield wiper position
12G007c
12G006
More than 10 cm (3.9 in.)
1 Rest position
2 Retracted position
The wiper blades retract under the hood when the wipers are
turned off. If retraction is obstructed by snow, etc., at the
bottom of the windshield, the wipers should be shifted from the
retracted position to the rest position above the hood level.
When the snow season is over, manually return the wipers to
the retracted position following the procedure given below.
To shift the windshield wipers from retracted to rest
position, hold the connection of the wiper arm and wiper
blade and pull it upward along the windshield glass with
the force of about 98 N (10 kgf, 22 lbf.).
NOTICE
To prevent the wiper blades from being deformed, be
sure to hold the connection of the wiper arm and wiper
blade securely.
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SWITCHES
HEADLIGHT CLEANER SWITCH
(CANADA ONLY)
12G008b
12G009
To return the windshield wipers to retracted position,
push the connection of the wiper arm and wiper blade
downward.
NOTICE
To prevent the wiper blades from being deformed, be
sure to hold the connection of the wiper arm and wiper
blade securely.
To spray fluid on the headlights, push the switch with the
headlights on.
The ignition key must be in the ”ON” position.
The low washer fluid warning light in the instrument cluster
comes on when the fluid level in the tank becomes nearly
empty. For information on adding washer fluid, see ”Adding
washer fluid” on page 290.
NOTICE
Do not turn the headlight cleaner on with the tank empty.
It may cause the cleaner motor to overheat.
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SWITCHES
REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE
REAR VIEW MIRROR DEFOGGER
SWITCH
12G010
CAUTION
Since the mirror surfaces can get hot, keep your hands
off them when the switch is on.
If further defrosting or defogging is desired, simply actuate the
switch again. When the surface has cleared, push the switch
once again to turn the defogger off. Continuous use may cause
the battery to discharge, especially during stop–and–go
driving. The defogger is not designed to dry rain water or to
melt snow.
If the outside rear view mirrors are heavily coated with ice, use
a spray de–icer before operating the switch.
NOTICE
To turn the electric rear window defogger on, push the
switch.
The ignition key must be in the ”ON” position.
The thin heater wires on the inside of the rear window and the
heater panels in the outside rear view mirrors will quickly clear
the surface. Keep your hands off the mirror faces when the
switch is on. An indicator light is on when the defogger is
operating.
When cleaning the inside of the rear window, be
careful not to scratch or damage the heater wires or
connectors.
To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not
operate the defogger continuously longer than
necessary.
The system will automatically shut off when the defogger has
operated about 15 minutes.
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SWITCHES
POWER WINDOW SWITCHES
12L010
12G003
Operating the switches
1
2
3
4
For driver’s window
For front passenger’s window
For left rear window
For right rear window
To raise or lower the windows, use the switch on each
door. The passengers’ windows can also be controlled by
the switches on the driver’s door.
The power windows work when the ignition key is in the ”ON”
position.
Key off operation: Even if the ignition key is turned to the
”ACC” or ”LOCK” position, the window can be operated until
any of the doors is opened (or for about 45 seconds).
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To raise or lower the window, pull the switch halfway up
or push it halfway down.
Automatic operation: To fully raise or lower the window
automatically, pull the switch fully up or push it fully down.
To stop the window partway, lightly push or pull the switch in
the opposite direction and then release it.
SWITCHES
Operating the window lock switch
Operating the windows from outside the
vehicle
The windows can be operated using an ignition key.*
NOTE: *This feature can be set inoperative. Ask your
Lexus dealer for details.
12G004
Indicator light
12L043–1
With the window lock switch pressed in, only the driver’s
window can be raised or lowered.
The indicator lights on the switch tell you which of the switches
can be operated.
Insert the ignition key into the key hole on the driver’s
side.
To close the windows: Turn the key in the locking direction
and hold it.
After the door is locked, the window begins to close. To stop
in the middle, return the key.
To open the windows: Turn the key in the unlocking direction
and hold it.
After the door is unlocked, the window begins to open. To stop
in the middle, return the key.
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SWITCHES
Jam protection function
During automatic raising operation, key off raising operation or
raising operation using the ignition key from the outside, the
window stops and is lowered if something gets caught between
the window and window frame.
If the window receives a strong impact, this function may work
even if nothing is caught.
CAUTION
To avoid serious personal injury, you must do the
following.
Always make sure the heads, hands and other parts
of the bodies of all occupants are kept completely
inside the vehicle before you close the power
windows. If someone’s neck, head or hands gets
caught in a closing window, it could result in a
serious injury. When anyone closes the power
windows, make sure that he/she operates the
windows safely.
When small children are in the vehicle, never let them
use the power window switches without supervision.
Use the window lock switch to prevent them from
making unexpected use of the switches.
Never leave small children alone in the vehicle,
especially with the ignition key still inserted. They
could use the power window switches and get
trapped in a window. Unattended children can be
involved in serious accidents.
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Never try jamming any part of your body to make the
jam protection function work intentionally.
The jam protection function may not work if
something gets caught just before the window fully
closed.
SWITCHES
EMERGENCY FLASHER SWITCH
12G005
SEAT HEATER SWITCHES
12G011a
To turn on the emergency flashers, push the switch.
1 For driver’s seat
All the turn signal lights will flash. The emergency flashers will
work with the engine running or off and with or without the
ignition key.
There is a heater switch for each front seat. Push the front
of the switch to turn the heater on and push the rear side
to turn it off.
Turn on the emergency flashers to warn other drivers if you
must stop your vehicle where it might be a traffic hazard.
The ignition key must be in the ”ON” position.
2 For front passenger’s seat
Always pull your vehicle as far off the road as possible.
The turn signal light switch will not work when the emergency
flashers are in operation.
NOTICE
To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not
leave the switch on longer than necessary when the
engine is not running.
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SWITCHES
CAUTION
Occupants must use caution when operating the seat
heater because they may experience minor burns even
at low temperatures. Use extra caution for;
Babies, small children, elderly persons, sick persons
or handicapped persons
Persons who have delicate skin
Persons who are exhausted
Persons who have taken alcohol or drugs which
induce sleep (sleeping drug, cold remedy, etc.).
To prevent the seat from overheating, do not use the
seat heater with a blanket, cushion, or other insulating
objects which cover the seat.
NOTICE
Do not put unevenly weighted objects on the seat and
do not stick sharp objects (needles, nails, etc.) into
the seat.
When cleaning the seats, do not use organic
substances (paint thinner, benzine, alcohol,
gasoline, etc.). They may damage the heater and seat
surface.
To prevent the battery from being discharged, turn
the switches on when the engine is running.
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SECTION
1–3
INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS
Gauges, meters and service reminder
indicators
Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Odometer and trip meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service reminder indicators and warning buzzers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument panel light control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
38
39
40
40
41
50
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GAUGES, METERS AND SERVICE REMINDER INDICATORS
FUEL GAUGE
The indicator lamp goes off after driving several times. If the
indicator lamp does not go off, contact your Lexus dealer as
soon as possible.
See the inner back cover for fuel capacity and recommended
fuel selection.
13G001a
The gauge is displayed when the ignition switch is on and
indicates the approximate quantity of fuel remaining in the
tank.
It is a good idea to keep the tank over 1/4 full.
If the fuel level approaches ”E” or the low fuel level warning light
comes on, fill the fuel tank as soon as possible.
On inclines or curves, due to the movement of fuel in the tank,
the fuel gauge needle may fluctuate or the low fuel level
warning light may come on earlier than usual.
If the fuel tank is completely empty, the malfunction indicator
lamp comes on. Fill the fuel tank immediately.
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GAUGES, METERS AND SERVICE REMINDER INDICATORS
ENGINE COOLANT
TEMPERATURE GAUGE
13G009a
NOTICE
Do not remove the thermostat in the engine cooling
system as this may cause the engine to overheat. The
thermostat is designed to control the flow of coolant
to keep the temperature of the engine within the
specified operating range.
Do not continue driving with an overheated engine.
See ”If your vehicle overheats” on page 213.
Normal range
The gauge indicates the engine coolant temperature when
the ignition switch is on. The engine operating
temperature will vary with changes in weather and engine
load.
If the needle points to the red zone or higher, stop your vehicle
and allow the engine to cool.
Your vehicle may overheat during severe operating conditions,
such as:
Driving up a long hill on a hot day.
Reducing speed or stopping after high speed driving.
Idling for a long period with the air conditioning on in
stop–and–go traffic.
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GAUGES, METERS AND SERVICE REMINDER INDICATORS
TACHOMETER
13G006d
ODOMETER AND TRIP METER
13G004
The tachometer indicates engine speed in thousands of
rpm (revolutions per minute). Use it while driving to
prevent engine over–revving.
This meter displays the odometer and two trip meters. To
change the mode indication, push the ”ODO/TRIP”
button.
Driving with the engine running too fast causes excessive
engine wear and poor fuel economy. Remember, in most
cases the slower the engine speed, the greater the fuel
economy.
The odometer records the total distance the vehicle has
been driven. The twin trip meter records two different
distances independently.
NOTICE
To change the trip meter indication from one trip to the
other, push the ”ODO/TRIP” button. To set the A trip meter
to zero, display the A meter reading, then push the
”RESET” button. The same applies for the B trip meter.
Do not let the indicator needle get into the red zone. This
may cause severe engine damage.
For example, you can use one meter to calculate the fuel
economy and the other to measure the distance on each trip.
The data of trip meters will be cancelled if the electrical power
source is disconnected.
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GAUGES, METERS AND SERVICE REMINDER INDICATORS
SERVICE REMINDER INDICATORS
AND WARNING BUZZERS
IF THIS INDICATOR
OR BUZZER COMES
ON ...
(a)
or
(e)
Stop and check.
(f)
Stop and check.
(g)
Add engine oil.
DO THIS.
If parking brake is off,
stop immediately and
contact Lexus dealer.
(h)
or
Take vehicle to Lexus
dealer.
(Indicator and buzzer)
(b)
Fasten driver’s seat
belt.
(i)
or
(Indicator and buzzer)
(c)
(d)
Fasten front
passenger’s seat belt.
Take vehicle to Lexus
dealer.
If brake system
warning light is also
on, stop immediately
and contact Lexus
dealer.
(j)
Close all doors.
(k)
Replace bulb.
Take vehicle to Lexus
dealer immediately.
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GAUGES, METERS AND SERVICE REMINDER INDICATORS
(l)
Add washer fluid.
(a) Brake System Warning Light and Buzzer
This light comes on in the following cases when the ignition key
is in the “ON” position.
(m)
Fill up tank.
(n)
(o)
(p)
Take vehicle to Lexus
dealer.
and
Key reminder buzzer
Take vehicle to Lexus
dealer.
Remove key.
When the parking brake is applied ...
This light comes on for a few seconds when the ignition key is
turned to the “ON” position even after the parking brake is
released.
When the brake fluid level is low ...
CAUTION
It is dangerous to continue driving normally when the
brake fluid level is low.
When the hydraulic brake booster fails ...
If the hydraulic booster causes a problem resulting in poor
braking performance, the warning light comes on and buzzer
sounds continuously.
Have your vehicle checked at your Lexus dealer in the
following cases:
The light does not come on even if the parking brake is
applied when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position.
The light does not come on even if the ignition key is turned
on with the parking brake released.
A warning light turned on briefly during operation does not
indicate a problem.
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GAUGES, METERS AND SERVICE REMINDER INDICATORS
CAUTION
If either of the following conditions occurs, immediately
stop your vehicle at a safe place and contact your Lexus
dealer.
The light does not turn off even after the parking
brake is released while the engine is running.
The warning buzzer comes on together with the
warning light.
In either case, this can indicate that the brakes may not
work properly and your stopping distance will become
longer. Depress the brake pedal firmly and bring the
vehicle to an immediate stop.
Any of the following conditions may occur, but do not
indicate the malfunction:
The light may stay on for about 60 seconds after the engine
is started. It is normal if it turns off after a while.
Depressing the brake pedal repeatedly may turn on the
warning light and buzzer. It is normal if the light turns off and
the buzzer stops sounding after a few seconds.
You may hear a small sound in the engine compartment
after the engine is started or the brake pedal is depressed
repeatedly. This is a pump pulsating sound of the brake
system, and it is not a malfunction.
(b) Driver’s Seat Belt Reminder Light and
Buzzer
This light and buzzer remind you to buckle up the driver’s seat
belt.
Once the ignition key is turned to ”ON” or ”START”, the
reminder light flashes and buzzer sounds if the driver’s seat
belt is not fastened. Unless the driver fastens the belt, the light
stays flashing and the buzzer stops after about 4 to 8 seconds.
(c) Front Passenger’s Seat Belt Reminder
Light
This light reminds you to buckle up the front passenger’s seat
belt.
Once the ignition key is turned to ”ON” or ”START”, the
reminder light flashes if a passenger sits in the front passenger
seat and does not fasten the seat belt. Unless the front
passenger fastens the belt, the light stays flashing.
If luggage load is placed on the front passenger seat,
depending on its weight and how it is placed on the seat,
built–in sensors in the seat cushion may detect the pressure,
causing the reminder light to come on.
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GAUGES, METERS AND SERVICE REMINDER INDICATORS
(d) SRS Warning Light
(e) Discharge Warning Light
The indicator comes on when the ignition key is turned to
the ”ON” position. It goes off after about 6 seconds. This
means the SRS airbags and seat belt pretensioners are
operating properly.
This light warns that the battery is being discharged.
This warning light system monitors the airbag sensor
assembly, front airbag sensors, side airbag sensors, curtain
shield airbag sensors, front seat belt pretensioner assemblies,
inflators, warning light, interconnecting wiring and power
sources.
If it is loose or broken, the generator will not charge the
battery properly.
If either of the following conditions occurs, this indicates a
malfunction somewhere in the parts monitored by the warning
light system. Contact your Lexus dealer as soon as possible
to service the vehicle.
The engine ignition will continue to operate, however, until the
battery is discharged. Turn off the air conditioning, blower,
radio, etc., and drive directly to the nearest Lexus dealer or
repair shop.
When the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position, the light
does not come on, remains on or flashes.
NOTICE
The light comes on or starts flashing while driving.
If the light stays on, it indicates that the driver and front
passenger airbags fail. If the light flashes, the side and curtain
shield airbags and/or seat belt pretensioners fail.
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If it comes on while you are driving, stop the vehicle, turn off the
engine, and check for the cause. Look first at the engine drive
belt.
If the belt is O.K., there is a problem somewhere in the
charging system.
Do not continue driving if the engine drive belt is broken
or loose.
GAUGES, METERS AND SERVICE REMINDER INDICATORS
(f) Low Oil Pressure Warning Light
(g) Low Engine Oil Level Warning Light
This light warns that the engine oil pressure is too low.
This light warns that the engine oil level is too low. Add oil as
soon as possible. (For instructions, see ”Checking the engine
oil level” on page 253.)
If it flickers or stays on while you are driving, pull off the road
to a safe place and stop the engine immediately. Call a Lexus
dealer or qualified repair shop for assistance.
The light may occasionally flicker when the engine is idling or
it may come on briefly after a hard stop. There is no cause for
concern if it then goes out when the engine is accelerated
slightly.
The light may come on when the oil level is extremely low. It
is not designed to indicate low oil level, and the oil level must
be checked using the oil level dipstick.
While driving on steep inclines or rough roads which causes
the vehicle to substantially sway or on curves, this light may
come on due to the movement of engine oil in the engine.
NOTICE
Continued engine operation with low engine oil will
damage the engine.
NOTICE
Do not drive the vehicle with the warning light on – even
for one block. It may ruin the engine.
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GAUGES, METERS AND SERVICE REMINDER INDICATORS
(h) Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(i) ”ABS” Warning Light
This lamp comes on in the following cases.
The light comes on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON”
position. If the anti–lock brake system and the brake assist
system work properly, the light turns off after a few seconds.
Thereafter, if either of the systems malfunctions, the light
comes on again.
a. The fuel tank is completely empty. (See ”Fuel gauge” on
page 38 for instructions.)
b. The fuel tank cap is not tightened securely. (See ”Fuel tank
cap” on page 69 for instructions.)
c. There is a problem somewhere in your engine electrical
system, automatic transmission electrical system or electronic
throttle control system.
If it comes on while you are driving in case “c”., have your
vehicle checked/repaired by your Lexus dealer as soon as
possible.
If this lamp comes on and the engine speed does not increase
with the accelerator pedal depressed down to about the middle
position, there may be a problem somewhere in your electronic
throttle control system.
At this time, if you depress the accelerator pedal more firmly
and slowly, you can drive your vehicle at low speeds. Have
your Lexus checked by your Lexus dealer as soon as possible.
Even if the abnormality of the electronic throttle control system
is corrected during low speed driving, the system may not be
recovered until the engine is stopped and the ignition key is
turned to “ACC” or “LOCK” position.
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When the “ABS” warning light is on (and the brake system
warning light is off), the anti–lock brake system, the brake
assist system, the traction control system and/or the vehicle
skid control system do/does not operate, but the brake system
still operates conventionally.
When the “ABS” warning light is on (and the brake system
warning light is off), the anti–lock brake system does not
operate so that the wheels could lock up during a sudden
braking or braking on slippery road surfaces.
If either of the following conditions occurs, this indicates
a malfunction somewhere in the parts monitored by the
warning light system. Contact your Lexus dealer as soon
as possible to service the vehicle.
The light does not come on when the ignition key is turned
to the “ON” position, or remains on.
The light comes on while you are driving.
GAUGES, METERS AND SERVICE REMINDER INDICATORS
A warning light turning on briefly during operation does not
indicate a problem.
Either of the following conditions may occur, but do not
indicate the malfunction:
The light may stay on for about 60 seconds after the engine
is started. It is normal if it turns off after a while.
Depressing the brake pedal repeatedly may turn on the
light. It is normal if it turns off after a few seconds.
(j) Open Door Warning Light
This light remains on until all the doors are completely closed.
(k) Rear Light Failure Warning Light
If this light comes on when the headlight switch is turned on (at
the first or second clickstop), it indicates that one or more of the
tail lights are burned out.
If it comes on when the brake pedal is depressed, one or more
stop lights are burned out.
Have defective bulbs replaced as soon as possible.
(l) Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
This light comes on when the fluid level in the tank becomes
nearly empty. Fill the tank as soon as possible.
(m) Low Fuel Level Warning Light
This light comes on when the fuel level in the tank becomes
nearly empty. Fill the tank as soon as possible.
On inclines or curves, due to the movement of fuel in the tank,
the low fuel level warning light may come on earlier than usual.
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GAUGES, METERS AND SERVICE REMINDER INDICATORS
(n) Automatic Headlight Leveling System
Warning Light
This light warns that when there is a problem somewhere
in the automatic headlight leveling system.
If it comes on, have your vehicle checked by your Lexus dealer.
(o) Vehicle Skid Control System Warning
Lights
These lights warn that when there is a problem somewhere in
the vehicle skid control system, traction control system or
brake assist system.
If the ”VSC” warning light and ”VSC OFF” indicator light come
on, have your vehicle checked by Lexus dealer as soon as
possible.
The lights will come on when the ignition key is turned to ”ON”,
and will go off after about a few seconds.
The lights may stay on for 60 seconds after the engine is
started. It is normal if they go out after a while.
Depressing the brake pedal repeatedly may turn on the lights.
It is normal if they go out after a few seconds.
If the ”VSC” warning light and ”VSC OFF” indicator light come
on, the vehicle skid control system does not activate, however,
it is no problem to continue your driving.
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(p) Key Reminder Buzzer
This buzzer reminds you to remove the key when you open the
driver’s door with the ignition key in the ”ACC” or ”LOCK”
position.
GAUGES, METERS AND SERVICE REMINDER INDICATORS
How to check all the service reminder
indicators
The following service reminder indicators go off after a few
seconds.
(except the low fuel level warning light):
or
1. Apply the parking brake.
2. Open the door.
The following service reminder indicator should come on. It
goes off when you close the door completely.
The following service reminder indicator goes off after 6
seconds.
3. Turn the ignition key to ”ON”.
The following service reminder indicators should come on.
The lights other than the slip indicator light may stay on for
about 60 seconds after the engine is started. It is normal if they
go out after a while.
If any service reminder indicator or warning buzzer does not
function as described above, have it checked by your Lexus
dealer as soon as possible.
or
or
or
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GAUGES, METERS AND SERVICE REMINDER INDICATORS
INSTRUMENT PANEL LIGHT
CONTROL
13G005
The brightness of the instrument panel lights is
automatically adjusted depending on the brightness of
your surroundings. To adjust the brightness as you like,
turn the knob. However, if the brightness is automatically
adjusted at the maximum, turning the knob cannot change
the brightness.
When the headlight switch is in the first or second click stop,
you can also adjust the brightness of the displays on the audio
and air conditioning systems using this knob.
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SECTION
1–4
INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS
Interior equipment
Vanity mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Personal lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition switch light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cigarette lighter and ashtray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear console box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Garage door opener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coin box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tie–down hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Floor mat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
First–aid kit holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Luggage stowage precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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53
53
54
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55
56
57
57
58
60
61
61
62
63
63
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INTERIOR EQUIPMENT
VANITY MIRRORS
Sun visors
14G002
14G001
To use the vanity mirrors, swing the sun visor down and
open the cover.
1
To block out glare from the front , swing the sun visor
down.
The vanity light comes on when you open the cover.
2
To block out glare from the side, remove the sun visor
from the hook and swing it to the side.
3
To block out glare coming obliquely from behind you,
slide the visor backwards.
At this position, the vanity light does not come on.
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INTERIOR EQUIPMENT
INTERIOR LIGHTS
PERSONAL LIGHTS
Front
14G003a
14G004a
To turn on the interior light, slide the switch.
With the switch in the ”DOOR” position, the light comes on
when any of the doors are opened. After all the doors are
closed, the light remains on for about 15 seconds and then
goes out.
Rear
However, in the following cases, the light goes out
immediately:
1. All the doors are closed when the ignition key is in ”ACC” or
”ON” position.
2. The ignition key is turned to ”ACC” or ”ON” when the light
is still on.
14G006
3. All the doors are locked when the light is still on.
4. One door is closed with the lock button pushed in while the
other doors are locked.
To turn on the personal light, push the switch. To turn it
off, push the switch again.
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INTERIOR EQUIPMENT
IGNITION SWITCH LIGHT
14G005
For easy access to the ignition switch, the ignition switch
light comes on when any of the doors are opened.
The light remains on for about 15 seconds and goes out after
all the doors are closed. However, the light goes out
immediately when all the doors are locked or the ignition key
is in the ”ACC” or ”ON” position.
CLOCK
14G007
The digital clock indicates the time with the ignition key at
the ”ACC” or ”ON” position. To reset the hour, press the
”H” button. To reset the minutes, press the ”M” button.
To adjust the time to the nearest hour, press the ”:00”
button.
For example, if the ”:00” button is pressed when the time is
between 9:30 – 9:59 or between 10:01 – 10:29, the time will
change to 10:00.
With the tail lights on, the background brightness of the time
indication will be reduced.
If the electrical power source has been disconnected from the
clock, the time display will automatically be set to 1:00 (one
o’clock).
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INTERIOR EQUIPMENT
CIGARETTE LIGHTER AND
ASHTRAY
14G009
14G008d
Rear ashtray
To use the ashtray, pull on the lid.
Front cigarette lighter and ashtray
To use the cigarette lighter and ashtray, first push against
the ashtray cover. Then when the ashtray opens out,
press in the cigarette lighter. When it becomes heated, it
automatically pops out ready for use.
Do not hold the cigarette lighter pressed in.
If the engine is not running, the ignition key must be in the
”ACC” position.
When finished with your cigarette, thoroughly extinguish it in
the ashtray to prevent other cigarette butts from catching fire.
After using the ashtray, push it back in completely.
When finished with your cigarette, thoroughly extinguish it in
the ashtray to prevent other cigarette butts from catching fire.
After using the ashtray, push it back in or close the lid
completely.
To remove the ashtray, just pull it up.
CAUTION
To reduce the chance of injury in case of an accident or
sudden stop while driving, always close the ashtray
completely after using.
To remove the ashtray, just pull it up.
Use a Lexus genuine cigarette lighter or equivalent for
replacement.
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INTERIOR EQUIPMENT
POWER OUTLET
14L020a
The power outlet is designed for power supply for car
accessories.
The ignition key must be in the ”ACC” or ”ON” position for the
power outlet to be used.
NOTICE
To prevent the fuse from being blown, do not use the
electricity over the total vehicle capacity of 12V 3.5A.
To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not
use the power outlet longer than necessary when the
engine is not running.
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Close the power outlet lid when the power outlet is
not in use. Inserting a foreign object other than the
appropriate plug that fits the outlet, or allowing any
liquid into the outlet may cause electrical failure or
short circuits.
INTERIOR EQUIPMENT
REAR CONSOLE BOX
GLOVE BOX
14g029a
1 For upper box
2 For lower box
To use the rear console box, open as shown in the
illustration.
14G010
1 Unlock
2 Open
3 Lock
To open the glove box door, pull the lever. To lock the
glove box door, insert the master key and turn it
clockwise.
With the tail lights on, the glove box light will come on when the
glove box door is open.
CAUTION
To reduce the chance of injury in case of an accident or
a sudden stop, always keep the glove box door closed
while driving.
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INTERIOR EQUIPMENT
GARAGE DOOR OPENER
The garage door opener is manufactured under license
from HomeLink and can be programmed to operate
garage doors, estate gates, security lighting, etc.
(a) Programming
HomeLink
2. Bring the hand held garage door opener within about 25 mm
(1 in.) of the button being programmed and push the button on
the hand held garage door opener. The signal from the hand
held garage door opener is sent to the vehicle’s opener.
3. When the frequency and code is registered, the indicator
light flashes rapidly. At this point, you can release both buttons.
4. To program the remaining buttons, repeat steps ”1” through
”3”.
If you want to replace an existing program with a new program,
select the button you want to program. Follow the procedure
from step 1.
14G015–1
1 Buttons
2 Indicator light
HomeLink
The
has 3 buttons and can be programmed
to operate 3 separate devices.
Prepare the HomeLink for programming by erasing all
codes or the memorized data programmed by the former
owner. Follow the procedure in ”(c) Erasing the garage
door opener memory”.
1. Decide which one of the 3 buttons you want to program.
Push and hold down the button for about 20 seconds until the
indicator light begins to flash. While holding this button, follow
steps ”2” and ”3”.
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If the transmitter has a ”rolling code feature”, it is
necessary to program the in–garage receiver after
programming HomeLink.
1. Locate the ”training” or ”learning” button on the
in–garage receiver and push and release this button.
Location of the button may vary by the garage door
opener manufacturer.
2. Firmly push and release the trained HomeLink button 2 times (some garage door manufacturer may
require you to push the HomeLink button up to 3 times)
to complete the process.
The garage door should now operate when the
HomeLink button is pushed.
INTERIOR EQUIPMENT
Do not use the HomeLink universal transmitter with any
garage door opener that lacks the safety stop and reverse
feature as required by Federal Safety Standards. This
includes any garage door opener model manufactured before
April 1, 1982.
CAUTION
When programming or operating the garage door
opener, make sure there is no one around the moving
door. It is dangerous if someone is caught.
(b) Operating the garage door opener
Push the appropriate button to activate the garage door
opener. The indicator light comes on. The garage door opener
continues to send the signal for up to 20 seconds as long as
the button is pushed.
FCC ID: CB2V94800
CANADA: 1763 102 264
This device complies with FCC Rules part 15.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference that
may be received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation. WARNING: This
transmitter has been tested and complies with
FCC and DOC/MDC rules.
Changes or
modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the device.
(c) Erasing the garage door opener memory
Push and hold down the 2 outside buttons for about 20
seconds until the indicator light flashes. All memorized data
will be erased.
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INTERIOR EQUIPMENT
CUP HOLDERS
14G012
14G011b
Rear
To use the cup holder, push the cup holder portion of the
center armrest in the rear seat.
Front
To use the cup holder, push the cup holder lid.
You can use it as an accessory box by removing the holder
inside.
The cup holder is designed for holding cups or drink–cans
securely.
CAUTION
CAUTION
Do not place anything else other than cups or
drink–cans on the cup holder, as such items may be
thrown about in the compartment and possibly injure
people in the vehicle during sudden braking or in an
accident.
To reduce the chance of injury in case of an accident
or sudden stop while driving, keep the cup holder
closed when not in use.
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Do not place anything else other than cups or
drink–cans on the cup holder, as such items may be
thrown about in the compartment and possibly injure
people in the vehicle during sudden braking or in an
accident.
To reduce the chance of injury in case of an accident
or sudden stop while driving, keep the cup holder
closed when not in use.
INTERIOR EQUIPMENT
COIN BOX
14g030
To use the coin box, push against the coin box cover.
CAUTION
TIE–DOWN HOOKS
14G049a
To secure your luggage, use the tie–down hooks as
shown above.
See “Luggage stowage precautions” on page 63 for
precautions in loading luggage.
Keep the coin box closed when not in use.
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury, keep the tie–down hooks
stored under the carpet when not in use.
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INTERIOR EQUIPMENT
FLOOR MAT
14G013–1
14G014
CAUTION
Use a floor mat of the correct size.
If the floor carpet and floor mat have a hole, then it is designed
for use with a locking clip. Fix the floor mat with locking clip into
the hole in the floor carpet.
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Make sure the floor mat is properly placed on the floor
carpet. If the floor mat slips and interferes with the
movement of the pedals during driving, it may cause an
accident.
INTERIOR EQUIPMENT
FIRST–AID KIT HOLDER
LUGGAGE STOWAGE
PRECAUTIONS
When stowing luggage or cargo in the vehicle, observe
the following:
14G050
Put luggage or cargo in the trunk when at all possible. Be
sure all items are secured in place.
Be careful to keep the vehicle level. Placing the weight as
far forward as possible helps maintain vehicle balance.
For better fuel economy, do not carry unnecessary weight.
1 To loosen
2 To tighten
This belt is designed to hold the first–aid kit.
To loosen: Pull the buckle forward.
To tighten: Pull on the belt.
Make sure the first–aid kit is securely held.
CAUTION
Do not place anything on the package tray behind the
rear seatback. Such items may be thrown about and
possibly injure people in the vehicle during sudden
braking or in an accident.
Do not drive with objects left on top of the instrument
panel. They may interfere with the driver’s field of
view. Or they may move during sharp vehicle
acceleration or turning, and impair the driver’s
control of the vehicle. In an accident they may injure
the vehicle occupants.
NOTICE
Do not load the vehicle beyond the vehicle capacity
weight specified on the tire pressure label.
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SECTION
1–5
INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS
Exterior equipment
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trunk lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel tank cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moon roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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67
69
70
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EXTERIOR EQUIPMENT
HOOD
15G013a
15G001
2. Insert your fingers under the hood, push up the
auxiliary catch lever and lift the hood.
1. To open the hood, pull the hood lock release lever
under the instrument panel. The hood will spring up
slightly.
Before closing the hood, check to see that you have not
forgotten any tools, rags, etc. Then lower the hood and make
sure it locks.
CAUTION
Before driving, be sure that the hood is closed and
securely locked. Otherwise, the hood may open
unexpectedly while driving and an accident may occur.
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EXTERIOR EQUIPMENT
TRUNK LID
Never leave children unattended in the vehicle. Un
supervised children may lock themselves in the
vehicles or trunk and suffer serious injuries or death.
Trunk lid opener
15G003–1
15G004
To unlock the trunk lid, insert the master key and turn it
clockwise.
To close the trunk lid, lower it and press down on it. After
closing the trunk lid, try pulling it up to make sure it is securely
closed.
1 Main switch
The trunk lid can be unlocked using the wireless remote control
key. For details, see page 15.
To open the trunk lid while sitting in the driver’s seat, pull
the lever with the main switch not pushed in.
2 Operative
3 Inoperative
CAUTION
Keep the trunk lid closed while driving. This not only
keeps the luggage from being thrown out, but also
prevents exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
Always lock the trunk lid and all doors, and keep
away the vehicle keys out of children’s reaches.
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EXTERIOR EQUIPMENT
Internal trunk release handle
15G005
15g027a
1
If you do not want to activate the trunk lid opener
system, push in the main switch.
2
To activate the system, insert the master key and turn
it counterclockwise.
To protect things put in the trunk, when you have your vehicle
parked, push in the main switch.
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If a person is locked in the trunk, pull down the
phosphorescent handle (illuminated for a while) on the
inside of trunk lid in case of emergency to open the trunk
lid.
The handle illuminating time depends on the intensity of the
light thrown on the handle.
EXTERIOR EQUIPMENT
FUEL TANK CAP
15G007a
15G006
1. To open the fuel filler door, pull the lever under the
instrument panel.
When refueling, turn off the engine.
CAUTION
Do not smoke, cause sparks or allow open flames
when refuelling. The fumes are flammable.
When opening the cap, do not remove the cap
quickly. In hot weather, fuel under pressure could
cause injury by spraying out of the filler neck if the
cap is suddenly removed.
2. To remove the fuel tank cap, turn the cap slowly
counterclockwise, then pause slightly before removing it.
The removed cap can be stored on the back side of the fuel
filler door.
It is not unusual to hear a slight swoosh when the cap is
opened. When installing the cap, turn the cap clockwise until
you hear a click.
If the cap is not tightened securely, the malfunction indicator
lamp comes on. Make sure the cap is tightened securely.
The indicator lamp goes off after driving several times. If the
indicator lamp does not go off, contact your Lexus dealer as
soon as possible.
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EXTERIOR EQUIPMENT
MOON ROOF
CAUTION
Make sure the cap is tightened securely to prevent
fuel spillage in case of an accident.
Use only a genuine Lexus fuel tank cap for
replacement. It is designed to regulate fuel tank
pressure.
15G011–1
In case the opener is not actuated
1 Open
15G008a
2 Close
To slide open the moon roof, push the switch toward the
back. The moon roof will fully open. To stop partway,
push the same switch or ”TILT” switch.
The sun shade can be opened or closed manually. However,
if you open the moon roof, the sun shade will be opened with
the moon roof.
Pull the manual lever toward the back.
This is used in case the fuel filler door cannot be opened due
to a discharged battery or other trouble.
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To close the moon roof, push the switch toward the front.
The moon roof will fully close. To stop partway, push the
same switch or ”TILT” switch.
EXTERIOR EQUIPMENT
Operating the moon roof from outside the
vehicle
The moon roof can be closed or opened using an ignition key.*
15G012–1
Insert the ignition key into the key hole on the driver’s
door.
To close the moon roof: Turn the key in the locking direction
and hold it.
After the door is locked, the moon roof begins to close. To stop
in the middle, return the key.
1 Tilt up
2 Lower
To tilt up the rear end of the moon roof fully, push the
switch on the rear side or on the front side to lower it.
To operate the moon roof, the ignition key must be in the ”ON”
position.
Key off operation: Even if the ignition key is turned to the
”ACC” or ”LOCK” position, the moon roof can be operated until
any of the doors is opened (or for about 45 seconds).
To open the moon roof: Turn the key in the unlocking
direction and hold it.
After the door is unlocked, the moon roof begins to open. To
stop in the middle, return the key.
NOTE: *This feature can be set inoperative, or sliding open
or tilting up can be selected. Ask your Lexus dealer for
details.
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EXTERIOR EQUIPMENT
Jam protection function
During closing operation, the moon roof stops and is open if
something gets caught into the roof opening.
If the moon roof receives a strong impact, this function may
work even if nothing is caught.
CAUTION
To avoid serious personal injury, you must do the
following.
While the vehicle is moving, always keep the heads,
hands and other parts of the bodies of all occupants
away from the roof opening. Otherwise, they could
be seriously injured if the vehicle stops suddenly or
if the vehicle is involved in an accident.
Always make sure nobody places his/her head,
hands and other parts of the body in the roof opening
before you close the roof. If someone’s neck, head or
hands gets caught in the closing roof, it could result
in a serious injury. When anyone closes the roof, first
make sure it is safe to do so.
Never leave small children alone in the vehicle,
especially with the ignition key still inserted. They
could use the moon roof switches and get trapped in
the roof opening. Unattended children can be
involved in serious accidents.
Never sit on top of the vehicle around the roof
opening.
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Never try jamming any part of your body to make the
jam protection function work intentionally.
The jam protection function may not work if
something gets caught just before the moon roof
fully closed.
SECTION
1–6
INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS
Comfort adjustment
Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Head restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Outside rear view mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Inside rear view mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
SRS airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Driving position memory system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
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COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
FRONT SEATS
Front seat precautions
Seat adjustment precautions
Adjust the driver’s seat so that the foot pedals, steering wheel
and instrument panel controls are within easy reach of the
driver.
CAUTION
The side airbags are installed in the driver and front
passenger seats, observe the following precautions.
Do not lean over the front door when the vehicle is in
use. The side airbag inflates with considerable speed
and force; you may be killed or severely injured.
Do not use accessories for the seats which cover the
parts where the side airbags inflate.
Such
accessories may prevent the side airbags from
activating correctly, causing death or serious injury.
Do not modify or replace the seats or upholstery of
the seats with side airbags. Such changes may
disable the system, or cause the side airbags to
inflate accidentally, resulting in death or serious
injury. Consult your Lexus dealer if you insist on
modifications of this kind.
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CAUTION
Do not adjust the seat while the vehicle is moving as
the seat may unexpectedly move and cause the
driver to lose control of the vehicle.
Be careful not to hit the seat against a passenger,
luggage or the rear seat.
NOTICE
Do not operate the control switch in more than one
dimension at a time. It may cause electrical overload.
COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
Adjusting front seats
Adjusting seat position
16G002
16G001–1
Move the control switch in the desired direction.
Releasing the switch will stop the seat in that position. Do not
place anything under the seat. It might interfere with the seat
movement.
1 Seat position control switch, seat cushion angle and
height control switch
2 Seatback angle control switch
3 Lumbar support control switch
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COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
Adjusting seatback angle
16G003
16G004–2
Move the control switch in the desired direction.
Move the control switch in the desired direction.
Releasing the switch will stop the seatback in that position.
Releasing the switch will stop the seat cushion in that position.
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of sliding under the lap belt during a
collision, avoid reclining the seatback any more than
needed. The seat belts provide maximum protection in
a frontal or rear collision when the driver and the
passenger are sitting up straight and well back in the
seats. If you are reclined, the lap belt may slide past
your hips and apply restraint forces directly to the
abdomen. Therefore, in the event of a frontal collision,
the risk of personal injury may increase with increasing
recline of the seatback.
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Adjusting seat cushion angle and height
COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
Adjusting lumbar support
HEAD RESTRAINTS
Front seats
16G005
16G006–1
Push the control switch on either side.
The amount of lumbar support will change as long as the
switch is pushed.
To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower it, press the
lock release button and push the head restraint down. To
move the head restraint forward or rearward, pull or push
on the top.
The head restraint is most effective when it is close to your
head. Therefore, using a cushion on the seatback is not
recommended.
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COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
CAUTION
Adjust the center of the head restraint so that it is
closest to the top of your ears.
After adjusting the head restraint, make sure it is
locked in position.
16G009–1
Do not drive with the head restraints removed.
Rear seats
Center rear seat
To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower it, press the
lock release button and push the head restraint down.
16G007
The head restraint is most effective when it is close to your
head. Therefore, using a cushion on the seatback is not
recommended.
CAUTION
Outside rear seats
To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower it, press the
lock release button and push the head restraint down. To
move the head restraint forward or rearward, pull or push
on the top.
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Adjust the center of the head restraint so that it is
closest to the top of your ears.
After adjusting the head restraint, make sure it is
locked in position.
Do not drive with the head restraints removed.
COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
TILT AND TELESCOPIC STEERING
WHEEL
Adjustment of telescopic steering column
Adjustment of steering wheel tilt
16G011b
16G010b
To adjust the steering column length, push the control
switch forward or backward to set the steering wheel to
the desired position.
To adjust the tilt of the steering wheel, push the control
switch upward or downward to set it to the desired
position.
CAUTION
CAUTION
Do not adjust the steering column while the vehicle is
moving. It may cause the driver to mishandle the
vehicle and an accident may occur resulting in death or
serious injuries.
Do not adjust the steering wheel while the vehicle is
moving. It may cause the driver to mishandle the
vehicle and an accident may occur resulting in death or
serious injuries.
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COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
Auto tilt away*
16G012b
When the ignition key is removed, the steering column
moves forward away from the driver and also tilts up for
easy exit and entry.
When the key is inserted in the ignition switch, the steering
column returns to the previously set position.
NOTE: *This feature can be set inoperative. Ask your
Lexus dealer for details.
OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRRORS
16G013
Adjust the mirror so that you can just see the side of your
vehicle in the mirror.
When the inside rear view mirror darkens in ”AUTO” mode, the
outside rear view mirrors also darken to reduce the reflection
of the headlights of the following vehicle. For details, see
”Inside rear view mirror” on page 82.
When you push the rear window defogger switch, the heater
panels in the outside rear view mirrors will quickly clear the
mirror surface.
CAUTION
Do not adjust the mirror while the vehicle is moving.
It may cause the driver to mishandle the vehicle and
an accident may occur resulting in death or serious
injuries.
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COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
Since the mirror surfaces can get hot, keep your
hands off them when the rear window and outside
rear view mirror defogger switch is on.
Power rear view mirror control
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.
Folding rear view mirrors
16L017-1
16G014
1 Master switch
2 Control switch
To adjust the power rear view mirror, first place the master
switch at ”L” (left) or ”R” (right), and push the control
switch on the desired side.
The power rear view mirror can be adjusted when the key is in
the ”ACC” or ”ON” position.
To fold the rear view mirror, push backward.
The rear view mirrors can be folded backward for parking in
restricted areas.
CAUTION
Do not drive with the mirrors folded backward. Both the
driver and passenger side rear view mirrors must be
extended and properly adjusted before driving.
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COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
INSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR
When the outside air temperature is low, it may take a little
longer for the mirror to darken in response to the detection of
headlights.
CAUTION
16G015a
Adjust the mirror so that you can just see the rear of your
vehicle in the mirror.
Pushing the switch changes the mode between ”AUTO”
and ”DAY”.
The indicator comes on when the ”AUTO” mode is selected.
”DAY” mode: The mirror surface is normal.
”AUTO” mode: If the mirror detects light from the
headlights of the vehicle behind you, the mirror surface
darkens slightly to reduce the reflected light.
When the inside rear view mirror surface changes, the outside
rear view mirror surfaces will also become darker.
When the ignition key is inserted and turned on, the inside rear
view mirror always turns on in the ”AUTO” mode.
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Do not adjust the mirror while the vehicle is moving. It
may cause the driver to mishandle the vehicle and an
accident may occur resulting in death or serious
injuries.
COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
Pushing the button for longer than 3 seconds turns on or
off the compass display.
Compass (Some models)
The compass may not show the correct direction in the
following conditions:
The vehicle is stopped immediately after turning.
The compass does not adjust while the vehicle is stopped.
16g220
The ignition switch is turned off immediately after turning.
The vehicle is on an inclined surface.
The compass indicates the direction in which the vehicle
is heading. The illustration shown above indicates the
vehicle is heading north.
Displays
Directions
N
North
NE
Northeast
E
East
SE
Southeast
S
South
SW
Southwest
W
West
NW
Northwest
The vehicle is in a place where the earth’s magnetic field is
subject to interference by artificial magnetic fields
(underground parking, under a steel tower, between
buildings, roof parking, near a crossing, near a large
vehicle, etc.).
The vehicle is magnetized. (There is an magnet or a metal
object near the inside rear view mirror.)
The battery has been disconnected.
Any door is open.
The compass works to calibrate the direction automatically
while the vehicle in in motion, if deviation is small.
For obtaining additional precision or for complete calibrating,
see “CALIBRATING THE COMPASS” below.
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COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
NOTICE
Do not put magnets or a metal object near the inside rear
view mirror. Doing this may cause malfunction of the
compass sensor.
CALIBRATING THE COMPASS (deviation calibration)
The direction display on the compass 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.
16g221
To adjust for this deviation, stop the vehicle and push the
button for longer than about 6 seconds until the number (1–15)
appears on the display. Then push the button again, referring
to the following map to select the number of the zone where the
vehicle is.
Zone number
If the direction is displayed several seconds after adjustment,
the calibration is finished.
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COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
CAUTION
Do not adjust the display while the vehicle is moving.
Be sure to adjust the display only when the vehicle is
stopped.
CALIBRATING THE COMPASS (circling calibration)
16g223
16g222
Drive the vehicle slowly (at 8 km/h (5 mph) or lower) in a circle
until the direction is displayed. If there is not enough space to
drive in a circle, drive around the block until the direction is
displayed.
After driving in 1 to 3 circles in the above method, calibration
is complete with the direction shown on the display.
“C” appears on the display in case the circling calibration is
required due to the drastic change of the magnetic field. To
rectify this, follow the calibration procedure.
If calibration cannot be performed because of the magnetized
vehicle, etc., take your vehicle to Lexus dealer.
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 (underground parking, under a
steel tower, between buildings, roof parking, near a
crossing, near a large vehicle, etc.).
During calibration, do not operate electric systems (moon
roof, power windows, etc.) as they may interfere with the
calibration.
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COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
CAUTION
When doing the circling calibration, be sure to secure
a wide space, and pay attention to people and
vehicles in the neighborhood. Do not violate any
local traffic rules while performing circling
calibration.
Do not adjust the display while the vehicle is moving.
Be sure to adjust the display only when the vehicle is
stopped.
SEAT BELTS
Seat belt precautions
Lexus strongly urges that the driver and passengers in the
vehicle be properly restrained at all times with the seat belts
provided. Failure to do so could increase the chance of injury
and/or the severity of injury in accidents.
Child. Use a child restraint system appropriate for the child
until the child becomes large enough to properly wear the
vehicle’s seat belts. See ”Child restraint” on page 108 for
details.
If a child is too large for a child restraint system, the child should
sit in the rear seat and must be restrained using the vehicle’s
seat belt. According to accident statistics, the child is safer
when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat.
If a child must sit in the front seat, the seat belts should be worn
properly. Do not let the child sit on your lap. It does not provide
sufficient restraint. If an accident occurs and the seat belts are
not worn properly, the force of the rapid inflation of the airbag
may cause severe injury to the child.
Do not allow the child to stand up or kneel on either rear or front
seats. An unrestrained child could suffer serious injury or
death during emergency braking or a collision.
Pregnant woman. Lexus recommends the use of a seat belt.
Ask your doctor for specific recommendations. The lap belt
should be worn securely and as low as possible over the hips
and not on the waist.
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COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
Injured person. Lexus recommends the use of a seat belt.
Depending on the injury, first check with your doctor for specific
recommendations.
CAUTION
Persons should ride in their seats properly wearing
their seat belts whenever the vehicle is moving.
Otherwise, they are much more likely to suffer serious
bodily injury or death in the event of sudden braking or
a collision.
Keep the belts clean and dry. If they need cleaning,
use a mild soap solution or lukewarm water. Never
use bleach, dye, or abrasive cleaners – they may
severely weaken the belts. (See ”Cleaning the
interior” on page 302 for instructions.)
Replace the belt assembly (including bolts) if it has
been used in a severe impact. The entire assembly
should be replaced even if damage is not obvious.
Fastening front and rear seat belts
When using the seat belts, observe the following:
Use the belt for only one person at a time. Do not use
a single belt for two or more people – even children.
Avoid reclining the seatbacks too much. The seat
belts provide maximum protection when the
seatbacks are in the upright position.
(See
”Adjusting seatback angle” on page 76.)
16G016
Be careful not to damage the belt webbing or
hardware. Take care that they do not get caught or
pinched in the seat or doors.
Inspect the belt system periodically. Check for cuts,
fraying, and loose parts. Damaged parts should be
replaced. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
Adjust the seat as needed and sit up straight and well back
in the seat. To fasten your belt, pull it out of the retractor
and insert the tab into the buckle.
You will hear a click when the tab locks into the buckle.
The seat belt length automatically adjusts to your size and the
seat position.
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COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
The retractor will lock the belt during a sudden stop or on
impact. It also may lock if you lean forward too quickly. A slow,
easy motion will allow the belt to extend, and you can move
around freely.
When a passenger’s shoulder belt is completely extended and
is 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 securely. (For details, see ”Child restraint” on
page 108.) To free the belt again, fully retract the belt and then
pull the belt out once more.
If the seat belt cannot be pulled out of the retractor, firmly pull
the belt and release it. You will then be able to smoothly pull
the belt out of the retractor.
CAUTION
After inserting the tab, make sure the tab and buckle
are locked and that the belt is not twisted.
Do not insert coins, clips, etc. in the buckle as this
may prevent you from properly latching the tab and
buckle.
If the seat belt does not function normally,
immediately contact your Lexus dealer. Do not use
the seat until the seat belt is fixed. It cannot protect
an adult occupant or your child from injury.
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Adjust the position of the lap and shoulder belts.
1
Position the lap belt as low as possible on your hips – not
on your waist.
2
Adjust it to a snug fit by pulling the shoulder portion
upward through the latch plate.
CAUTION
Both high–positioned lap belts and loose–fitting
belts could cause serious injuries due to sliding
under the lap belt during a collision or other
unintended result. Keep the lap belt positioned as
low on hips as possible.
For your safety, do not place the shoulder belt under
your arm.
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Adjust the shoulder anchor position to your size.
To raise the anchor position, push the anchor up. To lower the
anchor position, support the anchor while you push the lock
release button then slide the anchor down. After adjustment,
make sure the anchor is locked in position.
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To release the belt, press the buckle release button and
allow the belt to retract.
If the belt does not retract smoothly, pull it out and check for
kinks or twists. Then make sure it remains untwisted as it
retracts.
CAUTION
Always make sure the shoulder belt is positioned
across the center of your shoulder. The belt should be
kept away from your neck, but not falling off your
shoulder. Failure to do so could reduce the amount of
protection in an accident and cause severe injuries in a
collision.
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Seat belt extender
If your seat belt cannot be fastened securely because it is not
long enough, a personalized seat belt extender is available
from your Lexus dealer free of charge.
Please contact your local Lexus dealer to order the proper
required length for the extender. Bring the heaviest coat you
expect to wear for proper measurement and selection of
length. Additional ordering information is available at your
Lexus dealer.
CAUTION
When using the seat belt extender, observe the
following. Failure to follow these instructions could
result in less effectiveness of the seat belt restraint
system in case of vehicle accident, increasing the
chance of personal injury.
Never use the seat belt extender if you can fasten the
seat belt without it.
Remember that the extender provided for you may
not be safe when used on a different vehicle, or for
another person or at a different seating position than
the one originally intended for.
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To connect the extender to the seat belt, insert the tab into
the seat belt buckle so that the ”PRESS” signs on the
buckle release buttons of the extender and the seat belt
are both facing outward as shown.
You will hear a click when the tab locks into the buckle.
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 extender itself.
When not in use, remove the extender and store in the vehicle
for future use.
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CAUTION
Front seat belt pretensioners
After inserting the tab, make sure the tab and buckle
are locked and that the belt is not twisted.
Do not insert coins, clips, etc. in the buckle as this
may prevent you from properly latching the tab and
buckle.
If the seat belt does not function normally,
immediately contact your Lexus dealer. Do not use
the seat until the seat belt is fixed. It cannot protect
an adult occupant or your child from injury.
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The driver and front passenger’s seat belt pretensioners
are designed to be activated in response to a severe
frontal impact.
When the airbag sensor detects the shock of a severe frontal
impact, the front seat belts are quickly drawn back by the
retractor so that the belts snugly restrain the front seat
occupants.
The front seat belt pretensioners will not activate when no
passenger is sitting in the front seat.
Collisions occurring at certain speeds and angles may cause
the seat belt pretensioners and SRS airbags not to operate all
together.
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16G134
This indicator comes on when the ignition key is turned to
the “ON” position. It goes off after about 6 seconds. This
means the front seat belt pretensioners are operating
properly.
1
2
3
4
This warning light system monitors the airbag sensor
assembly, front airbag sensors, side airbag sensors, curtain
shield airbag sensors, front seat belt pretensioner assemblies,
inflators, warning light, interconnecting wiring and power
sources. (For details, see ”Service reminder indicators and
warning buzzers” on page 41.)
The front seat belt pretensioner system consists mainly of the
above components, and their locations are shown in the
illustration.
Front airbag sensor
Front seat belt pretensioner assembly
SRS warning light
Airbag sensor assembly
The front seat belt pretensioners are controlled by the airbag
sensor assembly. The airbag sensor assembly consists of a
safing sensor and airbag sensor.
When the front seat belt pretensioners are activated, an
operating noise may be heard and a small amount of
smoke–like gas may be released. This gas is harmless and
does not indicate that a fire is occurring.
Once the front seat belt pretensioners have been activated, the
seat belt retractors remain locked.
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CAUTION
Do not modify, remove, strike or open the front seat belt
pretensioner assemblies, airbag sensor or surrounding
area or wiring. Doing any of these may cause sudden
operation of the front seat belt pretensioners or disable
the system, which could result in death or serious
injury.
Failure to follow the instruction can result in death or
serious injury.
Repairs made on or near the front fenders, front end
structure or console.
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NOTICE
Do not perform any of the following changes without
consulting your Lexus dealer. Such changes can
interfere with proper operation of the front seat belt
pretensioners in some cases.
Installation of electronic devices such as a mobile
two–way radio, cassette tape player or compact disc
player.
Repairs on or near the front seat belt retractor
assemblies.
Modification of the suspension system.
Modification of the front end structure.
Attachment of a grille guard (bull bar, kangaroo bar,
etc.), snowplow, winches or any other equipment to
the front end.
This front seat belt pretensioner system has a service
reminder indicator to inform the driver of operating problems.
If any of the following conditions occurs, this indicates a
malfunction of the pretensioners. Contact your Lexus dealer
as soon as possible to service the vehicle.
When the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position, the light
does not come on or flashes.
The light flashes while driving.
If either front seat belt does not retract or cannot be pulled
out due to a malfunction or activation of the relevant front
pretensioner.
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SRS AIRBAGS
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In the following cases, contact your Lexus dealer as soon as
possible.
The SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) airbags are
designed to provide further protection for the driver and
front passenger in addition to the primary safety
protection provided by the seat belts.
16G020c
The front parts of the vehicle (shaded in the illustration)
were involved in an accident that did not cause the front seat
belt pretensioners to operate.
Either front seat belt pretensioner assembly or surrounding
area is scratched, cracked, or otherwise damaged.
Driver and front passenger airbags
In response to a severe frontal impact, the driver and front
passenger airbags work together with the seat belts to
help reduce injury by inflating. The driver and front
passenger airbags help to reduce injuries mainly to the
driver’s or front passenger’s head or chest directly hitting
the steering wheel or dashboard.
The front passenger airbag will not activate when no
passenger is sitting in the front seat.
Be sure to wear your seat belt properly.
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Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and diagnostic
module, which will record the use of the seat belt restraint
system by the driver when the front airbags are inflated.
CAUTION
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The driver or front passenger too close to the steering
wheel or dashboard during airbag deployment can be
killed or seriously injured. Lexus strongly recommends
that:
The driver sit as far back as possible from the
steering wheel while still maintaining control of the
vehicle.
The front passenger sit as far back as possible from
the dashboard.
All vehicle occupants be properly restrained using
the available seat belts.
Side airbags
In response to a severe side impact, the side airbags for
the driver or front passenger work together with the seat
belts to help reduce injury by inflating. The side airbags
help to reduce injuries mainly to the driver’s or front
passenger’s chest.
The side airbag on the passenger seat will not activate when
no passenger is sitting in the front seat.
Be sure to wear your seat belt properly.
Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and diagnostic
module, which will record the use of the seat belt restraint
system by the driver when the side airbags are inflated.
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CAUTION
The side airbags inflate with considerable force. To
avoid potential death or serious injury when they inflate,
the driver and front passenger must:
Wear their seat belts properly.
Remain properly seated with their back upright and
against the seat at all times.
Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and diagnostic
module, which will record the use of the seat belt restraint
system by the driver when the curtain shield airbags are
inflated.
CAUTION
The curtain shield airbags inflate with considerable
force. To avoid potential death or serious injury when
they inflate, the driver and front passenger must:
Wear their seat belts properly.
Remain properly seated with their back upright and
against the seat at all times.
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Curtain shield airbags
In response to a severe side impact, the curtain shield
airbags for the driver or front passenger work together
with the seat belts by inflating to help reduce injury mainly
to the driver’s or front passenger’s head.
The curtain shield airbag is activated even with no passenger
in the front seat.
Be sure to wear your seat belt properly.
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16G023
The indicator comes on when the ignition key is turned to
the ”ON” position. It goes off after about 6 seconds. This
means the SRS airbags are operating properly.
The front airbags are designed to activate in response to
a severe frontal impact within the shaded area between
the arrows in the illustration.
This warning light system monitors the airbag sensor
assembly, front airbag sensors, side airbag sensors, curtain
shield airbag sensors, front seat belt pretensioner assemblies,
inflators, warning light, interconnecting wiring and power
sources. (For details, see ”Service reminder indicators and
warning buzzers” on page 41.)
The front airbags will work if the severity of the impact is above
the designed threshold level, comparable to an approximate
25 km/h (15 mph) collision in the U.S.A. and 30 km (18 mph)
collision in Canada when impacting straight into a fixed barrier
that does not move or deform.
If the severity of the impact is below the above threshold level,
the front airbags may not work.
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 it is involved
in an underride collision (e.g. a collision in which the nose of
the vehicle ”underrides”, or goes under, the bed of a truck,
etc.).
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It is possible that in some collisions at the lower zone of airbag
sensor detection and activation the SRS airbags and seat belt
pretensioners will not operate all together.
For the safety of all occupants, always wear your seat belts
properly.
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1 Collision from the rear
2 Vehicle rollover
The front airbags are not designed to inflate if the vehicle
is involved in a rear collision, if it rolls over, or if it is
involved in a low–speed frontal collision.
The side and curtain shield airbags are designed to inflate
when the passenger compartment area suffers a severe
impact from the side.
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16G025
1 Collision from the side at an angle
2 Collision from the side to the vehicle body other
than the passenger compartment
The side and curtain shield airbags may not inflate 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 as shown in the
illustration.
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16G108
1 Collision from the front
2 Collision from the rear
3 Vehicle rollover
1 Hitting a curb, edge of pavement or hard material
2 Falling into or jumping over a deep hole
3 Landing hard or vehicle falling
The side and curtain shield airbags are not designed to
inflate if the vehicle is involved in a front or rear collision,
if it rolls over, or if it is involved in a low–speed side
collision.
The SRS airbags may deploy if a serious impact occurs to
the underside of your vehicle. Some examples are shown
in the illustration.
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16G144b
1 Side airbag module (airbag and inflator)
2 Airbag module for front passenger
(airbag and inflator)
3 Side and curtain shield airbag sensors
4 Airbag module for driver (airbag and inflator)
5 SRS warning light
6 Airbag sensor assembly
7 Front airbag sensors
8 Curtain shield airbag module (airbag and inflator)
The SRS airbag system consists mainly of the above
components, and their locations are shown in the illustration.
The airbag sensor assembly consists of a safing sensor and
airbag sensors.
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In a severe frontal impact, the driver and front passenger
airbag sensors detect deceleration and the system triggers the
front airbag inflators. In a severe side impact, the side and
curtain shield airbag sensor triggers the side and curtain shield
airbag inflator. Then a chemical reaction in the inflators quickly
fills the airbags with non–toxic gas to help restrain the forward
or lateral motion of the occupants.
When the SRS operates, it produces a fairly loud noise and
release some smoke and residue along with non–toxic gas.
This does not indicate a fire. This gas is normally harmless;
however, for those who have delicate skin, it may cause a
minor skin irritation. Be sure to wash off any residue as soon
as possible to prevent any potential skin irritation.
Deployment of the airbags happens in a fraction of a second,
so the airbags must inflate with considerable force. While the
system is designed to reduce serious injuries, it may also
cause minor burns or abrasions and swelling.
Parts of the airbag module (steering wheel hub, dashboard,
front seats) may be hot for several minutes, but the airbags
themselves will not be hot. The airbags are designed to inflate
only once.
A crash severe enough to inflate the driver and front passenger
airbags may break the windshield as the vehicle buckles. In
vehicles with a front passenger airbag, the windshield may
also be damaged by absorbing some of the force of the
inflating airbag.
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CAUTION
The SRS airbag system is designed only as a
supplement to the primary protection of the driver
side and front passenger side seat belt systems. The
front seat occupants can be killed or seriously
injured by the inflating airbags if they do not wear the
available seat belts properly. During sudden braking
just before a collision, an unrestrained driver or front
passenger can move forward into direct contact with
or close proximity to the airbag which may then
deploy during the collision. To ensure maximum
protection in an accident, the driver and all
passengers in the vehicle must wear their seat belts
properly. Wearing a seat belt properly during an
accident reduces the chances of death or serious
injury or being thrown out of the vehicle. For
instructions and precautions concerning the seat
belt system, see ”Seat belts” on page 86.
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Never put a rear–facing child restraint system on the
front passenger seat because the force of the rapid
inflation of the front passenger airbag can cause
death or serious injury to the child.
Improperly seated and/or restrained infants and
children can be killed or seriously injured by the
deploying airbags. An infant or child who is too small
to use a seat belt should be properly secured using
a child restraint system.
Lexus strongly
recommends that all infants and children be placed
in the rear seat of the vehicle and properly restrained.
The rear seat is the safest for infants and children.
For instructions concerning the installation of a child
restraint system, see ”Child restraint” on page 108 .
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16G059–2
Move seat fully back
A forward–facing child restraint system should be
allowed to be put on the front passenger seat only
when it is unavoidable. Always move the seat as far
back as possible, because the force of the deploying
front passenger airbags could cause death or
serious injury to the child. Do not allow the child to
lean against the front door or around the front door
even if the child is seated in a child restraint system.
It is dangerous if the side and curtain shield airbag
inflates, and the impact could cause death or serious
injury to the child.
For instructions concerning the installation of a child
restraint system, see ”Child restraint” on page 108.
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16G029a
Do not sit on the edge of the seat or lean over the
dashboard when the vehicle is in use. The front
passenger airbags inflate with considerable speed
and force; you may be killed or seriously injured. Sit
up straight and well back in the seat, and always use
your seat belt properly.
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16G030–1
Do not lean against the front door when the vehicle
is in use. The side and curtain shield airbags inflate
with considerable speed and force; you may be killed
or seriously injured.
Do not apply excessive weight to the outer side of the
front seats.
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Do not allow a child to kneel on the front passenger
seat facing the front passenger’s side door when the
vehicle is in use. The side and curtain shield airbags
inflate with considerable speed and impact; the child
may be killed or seriously injured.
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16G031a
Do not allow a child to stand up, or to kneel on the
front passenger seat. The front airbag inflates with
considerable speed and force; the child may be killed
or seriously injured.
Do not hold a child on your lap or in your arms. Use
a child restraint system in the rear seat. For
instructions concerning the installation of a child
restraint system, see ”Child restraint” on page 108.
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16G032
Do not put objects or your pets on or in front of the
dashboard or steering wheel pad that houses the
driver and front passenger airbag system. They
might restrict inflation or cause death or serious
injury as they are projected rearward by the force of
the deploying airbags. Likewise, the driver and front
passenger should not hold things in their arms or on
their knees.
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16G033d
Do not attach a cup holder or any other device or
object on or around the door. When the side airbag
inflates, the cup holder or any other device or object
will be thrown with great force, or the side airbag may
not activate correctly, resulting in death or serious
injury. Likewise, the driver and front passenger
should not hold things in their arms or on their knees.
16G145b
Do not attach a microphone or any other device or
object around the part where the curtain shield airbag
activates such as on the windshield glass, side door
glass and front and side pillar. When the curtain
shield airbag inflates, the microphone or other device
or object will be thrown with great force or the curtain
shield airbag may not activate correctly, resulting in
death or serious injury.
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Do not use accessories for the seats which cover the
parts where the side airbags inflate.
Such
accessories may prevent the side airbags from
activating correctly, causing death or serious injury.
Do not modify or remove any wiring. Do not modify,
remove, strike or open any components, such as the
steering wheel pad, steering wheel, column cover,
front passenger airbag cover, front seats or airbag
sensor assembly. Doing any of these may cause
sudden SRS front airbags inflation or disable the
system, which could result in death or serious injury.
Do not modify or replace the seats or upholstery of
the front seats with side airbags. Such changes may
disable the system or cause the side airbags to inflate
accidentally, resulting in death or serious injury.
Consult your Lexus dealer if you insist on
modifications of this kind.
Do not disassemble or repair the front pillar and roof
side containing the curtain shield airbags. Such
changes may disable the system or cause the curtain
shield airbags to inflate accidentally, resulting in
death or serious injury. Consult your Lexus dealer if
you insist on modifications of this kind.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or serious injury.
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NOTICE
Do not perform any of the following changes without
consulting your Lexus dealer. Such changes can
interfere with proper operation of the SRS airbag
system in some cases.
Installation of electronic devices such as a mobile
two–way radio, cassette tape player or compact disc
player.
Modification of the suspension system.
Modification of the front end structure and side
structure of the passenger compartment.
Attachment of a grille guard (bull bar, kangaroo bar,
etc.), snowplow, winches or any other equipment to
the front end.
Repairs made on or near the front fenders, front end
structure, console, steering column, steering wheel,
dashboard near the front passenger airbag or front
seats.
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16G022
This SRS airbag system has an indicator to inform the driver
of operating problems. If either of the following conditions
occurs, this indicates a malfunction of the airbags. Contact
your Lexus dealer as soon as possible to service the vehicle.
16G142b
When the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position, the light
does not come on, stays on or flashes.
The light comes on or starts flashing while driving.
If the light stays on, it indicates that the driver and front
passenger airbags fail. If the light flashes, the side airbags fail.
In the following cases, contact your Lexus dealer as soon as
possible:
Any of the SRS airbags have been inflated.
The front part of the vehicle and portion of the doors (shaded
in the illustration) were involved in an accident that was not
severe enough to cause the SRS airbags to inflate.
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The surface of the seats with the side airbags or the pad
section of the steering wheel or front passenger airbag
cover (shaded in the illustration) is scratched, cracked, or
otherwise damaged.
The portion of the front pillar garnish (padding) containing
the curtain shield airbags inside (shaded in the illustration)
is scratched, cracked, or otherwise damaged.
CHILD RESTRAINT
Child restraint precautions
Lexus strongly urges the use of child restraint systems for
children small enough to use them.
The laws of all fifty states in the U.S.A. and Canada now
require the use of a child restraint system.
Your vehicle conforms to SAE J1819.
If a child is too large for a child restraint system, the child should
sit in the rear seat and must be restrained using the vehicle’s
seat belt. See ”Seat belts” on page 86 for details.
CAUTION
For effective protection in automobile accidents and
sudden stops, a child must be properly restrained
using a seat belt or child restraint depending on age
and size. 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 if you are
unrestrained.
Lexus strongly urges use of a proper child restraint
which conforms to the size of the child, and is put on
the rear seat. According to accident statistics, the
child is safer when properly restrained in the rear
seat than in the front seat.
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Never put a rear–facing child restraint system on the
front seat. In the event of an accident, the force of the
rapid inflation of the airbag can cause death or
serious injury if a rear–facing child restraint system
is put on the front seat.
Unless it is unavoidable, do not put a forward–facing
child restraint system on the front seat.
A forward–facing child restraint system should be
allowed to be put on the front passenger seat only
when it is unavoidable. Always move the seat as far
back as possible, because the force of the deploying
front passenger airbag 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. Do not allow the child to lean over the front
door or around the front door even if the child is
seated in a child restraint system. It is dangerous if
the side and curtain shield airbag inflates, and the
impact could cause death or serious injury to the
child.
Child restraint system
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. You must carefully
consult the manufacturer ’s instructions which
accompany the child restraint system.
To provide proper restraint, use a child restraint system
following the manufacturer ’s instructions about the
appropriate age and size of the child for the restraint system.
Install the child restraint system correctly following the
instructions provided by its manufacturer. General directions
are also provided under the following illustrations.
The child restraint system should be 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.
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CAUTION
Never put a rear–facing child restraint system on the
front seat. In the event of an accident, the force of the
rapid inflation of the airbag can cause death or
serious injury if a rear–facing child restraint system
is put on the front seat.
Unless it is unavoidable, do not put a forward–facing
child restraint system on the front seat.
A forward–facing child restraint system should be
allowed to be put on the front passenger seat only
when it is unavoidable. Always move the seat as far
back as possible, because the force of the deploying
front passenger airbag could cause death or serious
injury to the child. Do not allow the child to lean over
the front door or around the front door even if the
child is seated in a child restraint system. It is
dangerous if the side and curtain shield airbag
inflates, and the impact could cause death or serious
injury to the child.
After installing the child restraint system, make sure
it is secured in place according to the manufacturer’s
instructions. If it is not restrained securely, it may
cause death or serious injury to the child in the event
of a sudden stop or accident.
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When not using the child restraint system, keep it secured with
the seat belt or place it in the trunk or somewhere other than
in the passenger compartment. This will prevent it from
injuring passengers in the event of a sudden stop or accident.
Your vehicle has anchor brackets for securing the top strap of
a child restraint system.
For instructions about how to use the anchor bracket, see
“Using a top strap” on page 123.
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Types of child restraint system
(B) Convertible seat
Child restraint systems are classified into the following 3 types
depending on the child’s age and size.
(A) Infant seat
(B) Convertible seat
(C) Booster seat
Install the child restraint system following the instructions
provided by its manufacturer.
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Child restraint lower anchorages approved for your vehicle
may also be used. See “Installation with child restraint lower
anchorages” on page 124 in this section.
(A) Infant seat
(C) Booster seat
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INSTALLATION WITH 3–POINT TYPE SEAT BELT
(A) Infant seat installation
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CAUTION
An infant seat is used in rear–facing position only.
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Never put a rear–facing child restraint system on the
front passenger seat because the force of the rapid
inflation of the front passenger airbag can cause
death or serious injury to the child.
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If your driving seat position is not satisfactory, do not
install the child restraint system on the rear left seat.
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1. Run the lap and shoulder belt through or around the infant
seat following the instructions provided by its manufacturer
and inserting the tab into the buckle taking care not to twist the
belt. Keep the lap portion of the belt tight.
CAUTION
After inserting the tab, make sure the tab and buckle
are locked and that the lap and shoulder portions of
the belt are not twisted.
Do not insert coins, clips, etc. in the buckle as this
may prevent you from properly latching the tab and
buckle.
If the seat belt does not function normally,
immediately contact your Lexus dealer. Do not use
the seat until the seat belt is fixed. It cannot protect
your child from injury.
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16G068
2. Fully extend the shoulder belt to put it in the lock mode.
When the belt is then retracted even slightly, it cannot be
extended.
To hold the infant seat securely, make sure the belt is in the lock
mode before letting the belt retract.
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3. While pressing the infant seat firmly against the seat
cushion and seatback, let the shoulder belt retract as far as it
will go to hold the infant seat securely.
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CAUTION
Push and pull the child restraint system in different
directions to be sure it is secure. Follow all the
installation instructions provided by its manufacturer.
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4. To remove the infant seat, press the buckle–release button
and allow the belt to retract completely. The belt will move
freely again and be ready to work for an adult or older child
passenger.
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(B) Convertible seat installation
16G035
A convertible seat is used in forward–facing or rear–facing
position depending on the age and size of the child. When
installing, follow the manufacturer’s instructions about the
appropriate age and size of the child as well as directions for
installing the child restraint system.
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CAUTION
Never put a rear–facing child restraint system on the
front passenger seat because the force of the rapid
inflation of the front passenger airbag can cause
death or serious injury to the child.
COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
16G059–2
Move seat fully back
A forward–facing child restraint system should be
allowed to be put on the front passenger seat only
when it is unavoidable. Always move the seat as far
back as possible, because the force of the deploying
front passenger airbag could cause death or serious
injury to the child. Do not allow the child to lean over
the front door or around the front door even if the
child is seated in a child restraint system. It is
dangerous if the side and curtain shield airbags
inflate, and the impact could cause death or serious
injury to the child.
16g141
If your driving seat position is not satisfactory, do not
install the child restraint system on the rear left seat.
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COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
16G046
1. Run the lap and shoulder belt through or around the
convertible seat following the instructions provided by its
manufacturer and inserting the tab into the buckle taking care
not to twist the belt. Keep the lap portion of the belt tight.
CAUTION
After inserting the tab, make sure the tab and buckle
are locked and that the lap and shoulder portions of
the belt are not twisted.
Do not insert coins, clips, etc. in the buckle as this
may prevent you from properly latching the tab and
buckle.
If the seat belt does not function normally,
immediately contact your Lexus dealer. Do not use
the seat until the seat belt is fixed. It cannot protect
your child from injury.
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2. Fully extend the shoulder belt to put it in the lock mode.
When the belt is then retracted slightly, it cannot be extended.
To hold the convertible seat securely, make sure the belt is in
the lock mode before letting the belt retract.
COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
16G048
3. While pressing the convertible seat firmly against the seat
cushion and seatback, let the shoulder belt retract as far as it
will go to hold the convertible seat securely.
16G049
CAUTION
Push and pull the child restraint system in different
directions to be sure it is secure. Follow all the
installation instructions provided by its manufacturer.
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COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
(C) Booster seat installation
16G050
4. To remove the convertible seat, press the buckle–release
button and allow the belt to retract completely. The belt will
move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or older
child passenger.
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16G037
A booster seat is used in forward–facing position only.
COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
16G052
Move seat fully back
CAUTION
A forward–facing child restraint system should be
allowed to be put on the front passenger seat only when
it is unavoidable. Always move the seat as far back as
possible, because the force of the deploying front
passenger airbag could cause death or serious injury to
the child. Do not allow the child to lean over the front
door or around the front door even if the child is seated
in a child restraint system. It is dangerous if the side and
curtain shield airbags inflate, and the impact could
cause death or serious injury to the child.
16G053
1. Sit the child on a booster seat. Run the lap and shoulder belt
through or around the booster seat and child following the
instructions provided by its manufacturer and insert the tab into
the buckle.
Make sure the shoulder belt is correctly across the child’s
shoulder and that the lap belt is positioned as low as possible
on child’s hips. See ”Seat belts” on page 86 for details.
CAUTION
Always make sure the shoulder belt is positioned
across the center of child’s shoulder. The belt should
be kept away from child’s neck, but not falling off
child’s shoulder. Failure to do so could reduce the
amount of protection in an accident and cause
serious injuries in a collision.
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COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
Both high–positioned lap belts and loose–fitting
belts could cause serious injuries due to sliding
under the lap belt during a collision or other
unintended result. Keep the lap belt positioned as
low on a child’s hips as possible.
For child’s safety, do not place the shoulder belt
under child’s arm.
16G054
After inserting the tab, make sure the tab and buckle
are locked and that the lap and shoulder portions of
the belt are not twisted.
Do not insert coins, clips, etc. in the buckle as this
may prevent your child from properly latching the tab
and buckle.
If the seat belt does not function normally,
immediately contact your Lexus dealer. Do not use
the seat until the seat belt is fixed. It cannot protect
your child from injury.
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2. To remove the child restraint system, press the
buckle–release button and allow the belt to retract.
COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
Using a top strap
16G099b
16G060a
Anchor brackets
Follow the procedure below for a child restraint system
that requires the use of a top strap.
Use the anchor bracket on the filler panel behind the rear seat
to attach the top strap.
Anchor brackets are installed for each rear seating position.
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INSTALLATION WITH CHILD RESTRAINT LOWER
ANCHORAGES
16G078a
16g247
1. Fix the child restraint system with the seat belt.
2. Latch the hook onto the anchor bracket and tighten the
top strap.
For instructions to install the child restraint system, see “Type
of child restraint system” on page 111.
CAUTION
Make sure the top strap is securely latched, and
check that the child restraint system is secure by
pushing and pulling it in different directions.
Follow all the installation instructions provided by its
manufacturer.
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The lower anchorages for the child restraint system
interfaced with the FMVSS225 specification are installed
in the rear seat.
The anchorages are installed in the clearance between the
seat cushion and seatback of both outside rear seats.
Child restraint system interfaced with the FMVSS225
specification can be fixed with these anchorages. In this case,
it is not necessary to fix the child restraint system with a seat
belt on the vehicle.
COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
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Type A
16g231b
Type B
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COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM INSTALLATION
Type A:
1. Widen the clearance between the seat cushion and
seatback a little and confirm the position of the lower
anchorages below the tag in the seatback.
2. Latch the hooks of lower straps onto the anchorages
and tighten the lower straps.
Type B:
1. Widen the clearance between the seat cushion and
seatback a little and confirm the position of the lower
anchorages below the tag in the seatback.
2. Latch the buckles onto the anchorages
If your child restraint system has a top strap, it should be
anchored. (For the installation of the top strap, see “—Using a
top strap” on page 123 in this section.)
For the installation details, refer to the instruction manual
equipped with each product.
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CAUTION
When using the lower anchorages for the child
restraint system, be sure that there are no irregular
objects around the anchorages or that the seat belt is
not caught.
Push and pull the child restraint system in different
directions to be sure it is secure. Follow all the
installation
instructions
provided
by
its
manufacturer.
Do not put a child restraint system on the rear seat if
it interferes with the lock mechanism of the front
seats. This can cause severe injury to the child and
front passenger in case of sudden braking or a
collision.
COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
DRIVING POSITION MEMORY
SYSTEM
The micro computer can memorize the position of the driver’s
seat, and the positions of the tilt and telescopic steering, and
outside rear view mirrors. Two different driving position
profiles can be entered into the computer’s memory.
Recording a driving position in the computer’s memory can
only be done when the ignition key is in the ”ON” position and
the selector lever is in the ”P” position.
Setting a driving position
16G064a
1. Adjust the driver’s seat, tilt and telescopic steering and
outside rear view mirrors to the desired position.
2. While pushing the ”SET” button, push button ”1” or ”2”
until the signal beeps.
The beep sound means that the positions are recorded in the
computer’s memory.
By repeating these two steps and pressing the remaining
button, the driving position for another driver can be recorded.
To set a new memorized position, select the desired position
and perform step 2. The previous memory will be erased and
the new position will be set.
To make only slight changes to an already memorized position,
the easiest way is to first activate the memorized position, then
make the desired changes and perform step 2 above.
Activating a memorized position
16G065a
When you push button ”1” or ”2”, the driving position will
be automatically adjusted to the position recorded for that
button.
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COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
Conditions for memorized position activation
Ignition key ”ON” and selector lever in ”P” position.
All parts of the memorized positions can be activated.
However, if the brake pedal is being depressed, the seat
position will not change.
Key not in ignition switch and within 30 seconds of opening
driver’s door.
The memorized position can be activated, except for the tilt
and telescopic steering.
If any driving position memory switch is pushed while one of
the memorized driving position profiles is being activated, the
operation will stop.
To activate the system, push the desired button (”1” or ”2”)
again.
The driving position memory control system cannot be
operated while the vehicle is moving.
If the vehicle’s battery is disconnected, the computer’s
memory will be erased and the memorized positions will have
to be set again.
CAUTION
Do not start the vehicle while the adjustments are
being made.
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Take care not to select the wrong button, or the seat
could strike the rear passenger or hit your body
against the steering wheel. If this happens, you can
stop the movement by pressing another driving
position memory switch, or depressing the brake
pedal.
SECTION
1–7
INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS
Theft deterrent
Theft deterrent system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Theft prevention labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
129
THEFT DETERRENT
THEFT DETERRENT SYSTEM
To deter theft of the vehicle, this system is designed to
give an alarm if any of the doors, trunk or hood is forcibly
unlocked or the battery terminal is disconnected and then
reconnected while the vehicle is locked.
The alarm blows the vehicle’s horn and intermittently flashes
the headlights, tail lights and other exterior lights.
2. Close and lock all the doors, trunk and hood using an
ignition key or wireless remote control.
INFORMATION: Locking with a key will not set the system.
The flashing indicator light will change to stay on when all the
doors, trunk and hood are closed and locked.
3. After 30 seconds, the indicator starts flashing and the
system is set.
Cancelling the system
When you unlock any door or trunk using wireless remote
control, the system is cancelled.
17G001
INFORMATION: Unlocking with a key will activate the alarm.
Activating the system
The alarm sounds for 60 seconds if any of the following are
operated:
Unlocking any door or trunk without using wireless remote
control.
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Setting the system
Opening the hood forcibly.
1. Turn the ignition key to the ”LOCK” position and
remove it.
Reconnecting the battery.
The indicator light flashes by means of the engine immobiliser
system.
If any door is unlocked and the ignition key is not in the ignition
switch during the alarm sounding, its door is automatically
locked.
THEFT DETERRENT
To stop the alarm: Use either of the following methods.
Unlock the door or trunk using an ignition key or wireless
remote control.
Turn the ignition switch on.
Testing the system
NOTICE
Disconnecting the battery may result in the erasure of
information you have set in the computer memory. After
reconnecting the battery, check that the memorized
data has been retained. If it has been erased, input it into
the computer once more.
1. Open all the windows.
2. Set the system as described above.
The front doors should be locked with the ignition key or
wireless remote control. Be sure to wait until the indicator light
starts flashing.
3. Unlock one of the doors from the inside.
The system should activate the alarm.
4. Unlock any of the doors with a key or the wireless
remote control to cancel the system.
5. Repeat this operation for the other doors and hood.
When testing the hood, also check that the system is activated
when the battery terminal is disconnected and then
reconnected.
If the system does not work properly, have it checked by your
Lexus dealer.
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THEFT DETERRENT
THEFT PREVENTION LABELS
(U.S.A.ONLY)
17E002
Your new vehicle carries theft prevention labels which are
approximately 56 mm (2.20 in.) by 16 mm (0.63 in.).
The purpose of these labels is to reduce the incidence of
vehicle thefts by facilitating the tracing and recovery of parts
from stolen vehicles. The label is designed so that once it is
applied to a surface, any attempt to remove it will result in
destroying the integrity of the label. Transferring these labels
intact from one part to another will be impossible.
NOTICE
You should not attempt to remove the theft prevention
labels as it may violate certain state or federal laws.
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SECTION
2–1
AIR CONDITIONING AND AUDIO
Air conditioning
Automatic air conditioning controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
For vehicles equipped with Navigation System,
please refer to the separate ”Owner’s Manual for
Navigation System”.
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AIR CONDITIONING
AUTOMATIC AIR CONDITIONING CONTROLS
20G001b
The automatic air conditioning automatically maintains
the set temperature.
NOTICE
In the automatic operation mode, the air conditioning selects
the most suitable fan speed, air flow, air intake and on–off of
the air conditioning according to the temperature.
To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not
leave the air conditioning on longer than necessary
when the engine is not running.
The ignition key must be in the “ON” position.
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AIR CONDITIONING
1
Driver side temperature control button
2
Driver side temperature display (in degrees
Fahrenheit or Centigrade)
3
Front windshield button
4
Fan speed display
5
Outside temperature display (in degrees Fahrenheit
or Centigrade)
6
Air intake control button
7
Air flow display
8
Air conditioning on–off button
9
Passenger side temperature control button
10
Passenger side temperature display (in degrees
Fahrenheit or Centigrade)
11
Separate/dual control button
12
Air flow control button
13
Fan speed control button
14
OFF button
15
Automatic control button
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AIR CONDITIONING
20G002a
Air flow selection
136
See “Lower vents” on page 144.
AIR CONDITIONING
(a) Climate control
SETTING OPERATION – automatic control
20G003–1
21L003-3
2. Use the ”TEMP” or ”PASSENGER TEMP” button to set
the desired temperature.
1. Push the ”AUTO” button.
Air flow quantity, switching of the diffusers, on–off of the air
conditioning, and switching of the air intake between
RECIRCULATED AIR and OUTSIDE AIR are automatically
adjusted. The operation status is shown by each indicator.
When one of the manual control buttons is depressed while
operating in automatic mode, the mode relevant to the
depressed button is set. Other conditions continue to be
adjusted automatically.
It is recommended to close the lower vent. For details about
it, see page 144.
Push the ”OFF” button to turn the air conditioning off.
The ”TEMP” or ”PASSENGER TEMP” button is used to set the
desired temperature. The temperature will be controlled on the
driver and passenger sides simultaneously or individually.
”TEMP” button – Changes the temperature on the driver and
passenger sides simultaneously or the driver side only.
”PASSENGER TEMP” button – Changes the temperature on
the passenger side only.
”DUAL” button – Changes the mode of the temperature
setting.
The indicator on the ”DUAL” button has two modes:
With the indicator on – For individual temperature setting
With the indicator off – For simultaneous temperature
setting
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SETTING OPERATION – manual control
When one of the manual control buttons is depressed
while operating in automatic mode, the mode relevant to
the depressed button is set. Other conditions continue to
be adjusted automatically.
If manual air flow selection is desired –
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20G004–1
The outlets from which air is delivered can be selected
manually by pushing the button. The function of each mode is
as follows:
Driver side setting
1
Panel – Air flows mainly from the instrument panel vents.
2
Bi–level – Air flows from both the floor vents and the
instrument panel vents.
3
Floor – Air flows mainly from the floor vents.
Passenger side setting
Mixed setting
It is recommended to close the lower vent. For details about
it, see page 144.
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4
Floor/Windshield – Air flows mainly from the floor vents
and windshield vents.
If manual switching of air intake is desired –
It is recommended to close the lower vent. For details about
it, see page 144.
If quick heating or cooling is desired –
Push the ”TEMP” or ”PASSENGER TEMP” button on either
side and hold it until the maximum figure or minimum figure
appears on the display.
20G006
If manual fan speed control is desired –
20G005
1 Fan speed at low
Each time you push the air intake control button, the mode
changes in order from the RECIRCULATED AIR mode to
AUTOMATIC mode to OUTSIDE AIR mode, then back to the
RECIRCULATED AIR mode. Each indicator light shows which
mode is now selected.
1
RECIRCULATED mode – If quick circulation of cooled air
is desired, select this mode.
2
EXHAUST GAS AUTOMATIC mode – If the outside air
contains harmful substances like exhaust gas (i.e., when
the vehicle running just in front of your vehicle accelerates
rapidly), the system changes automatically from the
OUTSIDE AIR mode (with indicators 2 and 3 on) to
the RECIRCULATED mode (with indicators 1 and 2
on).
3
OUTSIDE AIR mode – The system will take fresh outside
air into the vehicle.
2 Fan speed at high
The fan speed can be set to your desired speed by pushing the
appropriate side of fan speed control button. The higher the
fan speed is, the more air is delivered. Pushing the ”OFF”
button turns off the fan.
To remove exterior windshield frost, use the high speed
setting.
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AIR CONDITIONING
Turning off the air conditioning manually will cancel the
EXHAUST GAS AUTOMATIC mode. If you select the “AUTO”
mode during fan operating, the air conditioning turns on and
the EXHAUST GAS AUTOMATIC mode will operate.
For normal use, it is best to keep the air intake control button
set to OUTSIDE AIR mode. If recirculated air is used during
heating, the windows will fog up more easily.
To change the sensitivity of the sensor switching between
the RECIRCULATED and OUTSIDE AIR in the AUTOMATIC
mode, push the air intake control button until the ”AUTO”
indicator light flashes. The display changes as illustrated
below.
The sensitivity of the sensor can be adjusted only while the
vehicle has stopped.
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20G032
Each time you push the ”TEMP” button, the sensitivity changes
from ”+3” down to ”–3”. If you do not operate any button for a
few seconds or if you push the button other than the air intake
control button and driver side temperature control button, the
previous display returns.
AIR CONDITIONING
If manual on–off of the air conditioning is desired –
(b) Windshield defogging and defrosting
Push the ”A/C” button to turn the air conditioning on and push
it again to turn the air conditioning off. If you turn off the air
conditioning manually, the EXHAUST GAS AUTOMATIC
mode will be cancelled.
If the outside temperature is lowered down to around 0C
(32F), the air conditioning will turn off automatically. At this
time, the indicator on the A/C button is off and the EXHAUST
GAS AUTOMATIC indicator light remains on. However, the
EXHAUST GAS AUTOMATIC mode does not operate. When
the air conditioning turns on as with the raised temperature, the
EXHAUST GAS AUTOMATIC mode resumes.
If the system is used for ventilation, heating in dry weather or
removing frost or exterior fog on the windshield, turn the air
conditioning off once it is no longer required. This will improve
fuel economy. The air conditioning can be used for year–round
automatic temperature control including cooling and
dehumidifying operation.
If the air conditioning compressor does not operate, the
indicator of the ”A/C” button will blink. If the indicator of the
”A/C” button blinks even when the ”A/C” button is pushed
again, have the compressor checked by your nearest Lexus
dealer.
Displaying the outside temperature –
The temperature display ranges from –30C (–22F) up to
50C (122F).
20G007
To remove interior fog on the windshield –
Push the ”FRONT WINDSHIELD” button.
To remove frost or exterior fog on the windshield –
1. Place the temperature control button at the maximum
temperature.
2. Push the ”FRONT WINDSHIELD” button.
3. Push the fan speed control button on the right side to obtain
a maximum air flow.
4. Leave the air conditioning on–off button off.
For further information for removing frost and fog, see “Lower
vent” on page 144.
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AIR CONDITIONING
When the ”FRONT WINDSHIELD” button is pushed while
operating in automatic mode, the air conditioning is set to
operate and the OUTSIDE AIR mode is set.
If you push the ”FRONT WINDSHIELD” button once again
while in the FRONT WINDSHIELD mode, the mode then
returns to the last mode used.
(c) Air filter
The air filter may clog after long use and reduce air flow. You
can inspect the filter easily.
When you inspect and replace the air filter, be sure to turn off
the fan.
CAUTION
Do not use the ”FRONT WINDSHIELD” button during
cooled air operation in extremely humid weather. The
difference between the temperature of the outside air
and that of the windshield could cause the outer surface
of the windshield to fog up blocking your vision.
20G008a
1. Open the glove box and remove the two covers.
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AIR CONDITIONING
(d) Operating tips
Make sure the air inlet grilles in front of the windshield are
not blocked by leaves or other obstructions.
20G009a
If air flow control is not satisfactory, check the dashboard
vents. (See ”Center vents”, ”Side vents”, ”Lower vent” and
”Rear vents”.)
To help cool down the interior after parking in the hot sun,
drive for the first few minutes with the windows open. After
the excess heat has blown away, close the windows.
2. Take out the air filter.
If it is dirty, it should be replaced. To maintain the air
conditioning efficiency, replace the air filter according to the
maintenance schedule. (For scheduled maintenance
information, please refer to the “Owner’s Manual Supplement
/ Maintenance Schedule”.)
NOTICE
Do not drive with the air filter removed, or the efficiency
of air conditioning may be lost.
When driving on dusty roads, close all windows. If dust
thrown up by the vehicle is still drawn into the vehicle after
closing the windows, it is recommended that the air intake
control button be left to the OUTSIDE AIR mode and the fan
speed control button be pressed to anywhere except the
”OFF” button.
If following another vehicle on a dusty road, or driving in
windy and dusty conditions, it is recommended that the air
intake control button be temporarily pressed in to the
RECIRCULATED AIR mode, which will close off the outside
passage and prevent outside air and dust from entering the
vehicle interior.
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Center vents
Lower vent
20G010
The center vents may be opened or closed as shown.
The lower vent may be opened or closed as shown.
Side vents
For removing frost or fog, it is recommended to close the lower
vent when you push the “FRONT WINDSHIELD” button or use
the”Floor” or the “Floor/Windshield” mode.
20G011
The side vents may be opened or closed as shown.
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AIR CONDITIONING
Rear vents
20G013
The rear vents may be opened or closed as shown.
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AIR CONDITIONING
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SECTION
2–2
AIR CONDITIONING AND AUDIO
Audio
Audio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
For vehicles equipped with Navigation System,
please refer to the separate ”Owner’s Manual for
Navigation System”.
147
AUDIO
AUDIO SYSTEM
Quick reference for your audio system
21G080d
You can adjust the brightness of the display. See “Instrument panel light control” on page 50 for details.
The “DISC” button works only when your Lexus is equipped with an automatic changer.
For the Mark Levinson brand audio system, “Mark Levinson” logo is provided on the panel.
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AUDIO
1
Turning the system on and adjusting volume
(See page 150 for details.)
2 Stopping and ejecting a cassette tape
(See page 158 for details.)
3 Function buttons
1 – 6: Station selector buttons
(See page 154 for details.)
SCAN: Scan tuning
(See page 155 for details.)
MSG: Message button
(See page 157 for details.)
4 Display of functions in TAPE mode
: Side change
(See page 159 for details.)
: DOLBY NR
(See page 159 for details.)
: Rewinding
(See page 159 for details.)
: Fast forwarding
(See page 159 for details.)
RPT: Automatic repeat
(See page 160 for details.)
SKIP: Automatic skip of blank portions of tape
(See page 160 for details.)
4
Display of functions in CD mode
: Disc selection
(See page 164 for details.)
: Reversing
(See page 165 for details.)
: Fast forwarding
(See page 165 for details.)
RPT: Automatic repeat
(See page 165 for details.)
RAND:Random access
(See page 165 for details.)
SCAN: Track and disc scan selection
(See page 164 for details.)
5 AUDIO–TUNE knob
(See page 151 for details.)
6 Radio data system/Traffic announcement/
Program type
(See page 155, 156 and 157 for details.)
7 Cassette tape slot
(See page 158 for details.)
8 Mode selectors
(See page 150 for details.)
9 Radio mode:
Seek tuning
(See page 154 for details.)
TAPE mode:
Direct access to a desired program
(See page 160 for details.)
CD mode:
Direct access to a desired program
(See page 165 for details.)
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AUDIO
Using your audio system: some basics
This section describes some of the basic features of the Lexus
audio system. Some information may not pertain to your
system.
Your audio system works when the ignition key is in the ”ACC”
or ”ON” position.
21G081b
NOTICE
To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not
leave the car audio on longer than necessary when the
engine is not running.
(a) Turning the system on and off
Push ”AM”, ”FM”, ”TAPE” or ”DISC” to turn on that mode.
The selected mode turns on directly.
Push these buttons if you want to switch from one mode to
another.
If the tape or disc is not set, the cassette player or compact disc
player does not turn on.
21G005a
Push this knob to turn the audio system on and off. Turn
this knob to adjust the volume.
The system turns on in the last mode used.
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You can turn off the cassette player by ejecting the cassette
tape. If the audio system was previously off, then the entire
audio system will be turned off when you eject the cassette
tape. If another function was previously playing, it will come on
again.
AUDIO
21G079c
In the ”TAPE” or ”CD” mode, the applicable functions are
shown in the lowest part of the display. Push the switch
just below to turn on each function.
(b) Tone and balance
How good an audio program sounds to you is largely
determined by the mix of the treble, mid–range, and bass
levels. In fact, different kinds of music and vocal programs
usually sound better with different mixes of treble, mid–range,
and bass.
A good balance of the left and right stereo channels and of the
front and rear sound levels is also important.
Keep in mind that if you are listening to a stereo recording or
broadcast, changing the right/left balance will increase the
volume of one group of sounds while decreasing the volume
of another.
21G007a
Each time you push the ”AUDIO–TUNE” knob, the display
changes as in the following. To adjust the tone and
balance or turn on or off the automatic sound levelizer,
turn the knob.
BAS: Adjusts low–pitched tones.
MID: Adjusts mid–pitched tones.
TRE: Adjusts high–pitched tones.
BAL: Adjusts the sound balance between the right and left
speakers.
FAD: Adjusts the sound balance between the front and rear
speakers.
ASL: Turns on or off the automatic sound levelizer.
Automatic sound levelizer: When the audio sound becomes
difficult to be heard due to road noise, wind noise, etc. during
driving, the system adjusts to the optimum volume and tone
quality according to the noise level. While the automatic sound
levelizer is on, “ASL” appears on the display.
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(e) Your automatic changer
(c) Your radio antenna
The wire antenna is mounted inside the rear window.
NOTICE
When cleaning the inside of the rear window, be
careful not to scratch or damage the wire antenna.
Putting a window tint (especially, conductive or
metallic type) on the rear window may affect the
reception of radio or mobile telephone. For the
installation of the window tint, consult with your
Lexus dealer.
(d) Your cassette player
When you insert a cassette, the exposed tape should be to the
right.
NOTICE
Do not oil any part of the cassette player, and do not
insert anything except a cassette tape into the slot.
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If your Lexus is equipped with an automatic changer, it can play
selected discs or continuously play all the discs set in the
magazine.
When you set discs into the magazine, make sure they face the
correct way. If not, the player will display ”ERROR” and the
disc number.
NOTICE
Never try to disassemble or oil any part of the compact
disc player. Do not insert anything except a compact
disc into the magazine.
The player is intended for use with 12 cm (4.7 in.) discs only.
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Radio operation
(a) Listening to the radio
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Turn this knob to the right to step up the station band or
to the left to step down.
Push these buttons to choose either an AM or FM station.
”AM”, ”FM1”, ”FM2” or “FM TYPE” appear on the display.
Your radio automatically changes to stereo reception when a
stereo broadcast is received. ”ST” appears on the display. If
the signal becomes weak, the radio reduces the amount of
channel separation to prevent the weak signal from creating
noise. If the signal becomes extremely weak, the radio
switches from stereo to mono reception. In this case, ”ST”
disappears from the display.
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(b) Presetting a station
(c) Selecting a station
Your Lexus has an electronic tuning radio (ETR). Tune in the
desired station using one of the following methods.
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1. Tune in the desired station.
2. Push one of the station selector buttons ( 1–6 ) and hold
it until a beep is heard. This sets the station to the button
and the button number ( 1–6 ) appears on the display.
Each button can store one AM station and two FM stations. To
change the preset station to a different one, follow the same
procedure.
The preset station memory is cancelled when the power
source is interrupted by battery disconnection or a blown fuse.
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Preset tuning: Push the button ( 1–6 ) for the station you want.
The button number ( 1–6 ) and station frequency appear on the
display.
Manual tuning: Turn the “AUDIO–TUNE” knob. The radio will
step up or down to another frequency.
Seek tuning: Push the ”SEEK” button. The radio will begin
seeking up or down for a station of the nearest frequency and
will stop on reception. Each time you push the button, the
stations will be searched out one after another.
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(d) RDS (Radio Data System)
AF (Alternative Frequency) function: When the RDS is
turned on, a station providing good reception is
automatically selected if current reception worsens.
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To scan all the frequencies: Push the ”SCAN” button.
”SCAN” appears on the display. The radio will find the next
station up the band, stay there for a few seconds, and then
scan again. To select a station, push the ”SCAN” button a
second time.
To scan the preset stations: Push the ”SCAN” button until
you hear a beep. ”P.SCAN” appears on the display. The radio
will tune in the next preset station up the band, stay there for
a few seconds, and then move to the next preset station. To
select a station, push the ”SCAN” button a second time.
When you push the “RDS” button briefly during FM reception,
the RDS turns on. “RDS” and “RDS SEARCH” appear on the
display and the radio starts to search RDS stations.
If any RDS stations cannot be found, “NOTHING” appears and
the previous mode returns.
If RDS stations are found, “FOUND **ST” appears on the
display (** indicating the number of stations which are found)
in the FM TYPE mode and the RDS stations are preset by
program type.
To turn off the RDS, push the “RDS” button until you hear a
beep.
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TYPE (Program type):
Emergency broadcast:
When you push the “TYPE” button while receiving an RDS
station, the current program type appears on the display.
Each time you push the “TYPE”, the program type changes as
in the following:
ROCK
EASY LIS (Easy listening)
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CLS/JAZZ (Classical music and Jazz)
R&B (Rhythm and Blues)
INFORM (Information)
RELIGION
MISC
ALERT (Emergency message)
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If an emergency broadcast is received during reception of
other than AM broadcasting, you will hear a beep and “ALERT”
appears on the display. Then an emergency broadcast will
start. The volume of the emergency program is the same as
TA volume level.
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TRAF (Traffic) function: A station that regularly
broadcasts traffic information is automatically sought
and broadcasts when the program starts.
Radio text message:
When you push the “TRAF” button, “TRAF SEEK” appears on
the display and the radio will start seeking any traffic program
station.
If any traffic program station is not found, “NO TRAF INFO”
appears on the display for a few seconds and the previous
mode returns. However, if the “TRAF” button is pushed in the
“TAPE” or “CD” mode, the radio will start seeking traffic
program station again after 20 seconds.
If the traffic program station is found, the name for traffic
program station is displayed for a while until traffic
announcement is received. On reception of traffic
announcement, you will hear a beep and “TRAF ANNOUNCE”
appears on the display for a few seconds.
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If the radio receives a radio text message during FM reception,
“MSG” and a text message appears on the display. After the
text message goes off, “MSG” also goes off.
After the traffic announcement program is over, one beep
sounds and the previous mode returns.
After the text message goes off from the display, pushing the
“MSG” button during receiving the message shows the text
message again on the display.
TA volume level: The volume of the traffic information
program can be adjusted independently by turning the
“POWER VOL” knob while a traffic program station is received.
The RDS audio system has memory to store three messages
consisting of 64 characters. To store a message in memory,
push the “MSG” button until you hear a beep.
If three messages are already stored in memory, the oldest
message will be overwritten by the new message.
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To recall a radio text message, push the “MSG” button. Each
time you push the button, the message will be displayed from
the new one.
Cassette tape player operation
(a) Playing a cassette tape
If there is no radio text message in memory and when no
message is received, “NO MSG STORED” appears on the
display. Then the previous mode returns.
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When you insert a cassette tape, the exposed tape should
be to the right.
The player will automatically start when you insert a cassette
tape. At this time, ”TAPE” appears on the display.
If a metal or chrome equivalent cassette tape is put in the
cassette player, the player will automatically adapt to it and
”METAL” appears on the display.
To stop or eject the cassette tape, push the ”EJECT” button.
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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(b) Manual program selection
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If a cassette is already in the slot, push the ”TAPE” button.
Dolby Noise Reduction* feature: If you are listening to a
tape that was recorded with Dolby* Noise Reduction, push the
button by the double–D symbol. The display will indicate that
the Dolby noise reduction system is on.
”Program” button: Push the ” ” button to select the
other side of a cassette tape. The display indicates which side
is currently selected ( indicates top side, indicates bottom
side).
The Dolby NR mode reduces tape noise by about 10 dB. For
best sound reproduction, play your tapes with the Dolby NR on
or off according to the mode used for recording the tape.
”Rewind” button: Push the ”” button to rewind a tape.
”REW” appears on the display.
To play a tape recorded without Dolby NR, push the button
again to turn off the Dolby NR.
* Dolby noise reduction manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories Licensing Corporation. ”DOLBY” and the double–D
symbol
are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing
Corporation.
To stop rewinding, push the same button or ”TAPE” button.
”Fast forward” button: Push the ”” button to fast forward
a cassette tape. ”FF” appears on the display.
To stop fast forwarding, push the same button or ”TAPE”
button.
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(c) Automatic program selection
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”RPT” button: The repeat feature automatically replays the
current program.
Push the ”RPT” button while the program is playing. When the
program ends, it will automatically be rewound and replayed.
Push the button again to turn off the repeat feature.
There must be at least 4 seconds of blank space between
programs for the repeat feature to work correctly.
”SKIP” button: The skip feature allows you to fast forward
past long stretches of blank tape. This is especially useful at
the end of cassettes.
Push the ”SKIP” button. The player will automatically skip any
blank portions of 15 seconds or more and play the next
program. To cancel it, push the button once again.
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”Automatic program selection” button: The automatic
program selection feature allows you to program your cassette
player to skip forward or backward to locate the song you want
to hear. You can skip up to 9 programs at a time.
Push this button on the upper side to skip forward. ”FF” and
the number will appear on the display. Push the button until the
number you want to skip appears on the display. After that, the
player will automatically skip forward.
When the end of the tape is reached, the player automatically
reverses sides and resumes normal play.
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Push this button on the lower side to skip backward. Push the
button until ”REW” and the number you want to skip appear on
the display.
If you set ”REW 1”, the player will rewind to the beginning
of the current program.
When counting the number of programs you want to rewind,
remember to count the current program as well. For
example, if you want to rewind to a song that is two before
the song you are listening to, push this button until ”REW
3” appears on the display.
Compact disc player operation
The compact disc player is an optional accessory that your
vehicle is pre–wired to accept. Although your audio system
has a CD button, your vehicle may or may not be equipped with
a CD player. Please contact your dealer for additional details
if you would like to have the optional CD player installed.
(a) Inserting compact discs
When the beginning of the tape is reached, the player
automatically resumes normal play.
There must be at least 3 seconds of blank space between
programs for this feature to work correctly.
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”RPT”, ”SKIP” or ”Automatic program selection”
features: These features may not work well with some spoken
word, live or classical recordings.
1. Pull the lever and open the glove box door.
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2. Push this button to eject the magazine.
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4. Put a disc on the tray with its label face down and push
the tray back into the magazine.
If the label faces up, the disc cannot be played. In this case,
”ERROR” and the disc number appears on the display.
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3. Pull out the tray while pushing the lock release button.
5. Insert the magazine into the player as indicated by the
arrow head on the magazine and close the glove box door.
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When the magazine is set completely, the system will be in a
”Load” cycle for approximately 10 seconds while the system
searches for discs in the magazine. Upon completion of this
cycle, the CD unit will be ready to play. If the ”DISC” button is
pushed during the ”Load” cycle, ”LOAD” appears on the
display until the system has completed the load cycle, after
which the system will begin normal play.
(b) Playing a compact disc
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CAUTION
To reduce the chance of injury in case of an accident or
a sudden stop, always keep the glove box door closed
while driving.
Push the ”DISC” button if the magazine is already loaded
in the player.
”CD” appears on the display.
The discs set in the magazine are played continuously, starting
with disc number 1. The disc number of the disc currently
being played, the track number and the time from the
beginning of the program appear on the display.
When play of one disc ends, the first track of the following disc
starts. When play of the final disc ends, play of the first disc
starts again.
The player will skip any empty disc trays.
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(c) Selecting a desired disc
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(d) Searching for a desired track or disc
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Searching for a desired disc:
Searching for a desired track:
Push the ” ” or ” ” button to select the disc number.
Push the “SCAN” button briefly. ”SCAN” will appear on the
display. The compact disc player will play the next track for 10
seconds, then scan again. To select a track, push the ”SCAN”
button a second time. If the player reaches the end of the disc,
it will continue scanning at track 1.
Push the button several times until the desired disc number
appears on the display. When you release the button, the
player will start playing the selected disc from the first track.
After all the tracks or discs in the magazine are scanned in one
pass, normal play resumes.
Searching for a desired disc:
Push the “SCAN” button until you hear a beep. With ”D.SCAN”
on the display, the program at the beginning of each disc will
be played for 10 seconds. To continue listening to the program
of your choice, push the button a second time.
After all the discs in the magazine are scanned in one pass, the
scan function is cancelled.
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(e) Selecting a desired track
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”TRACK” button: Use for direct access to a desired track.
Push either side of the ”TRACK” button several times until the
desired track number appears on the display. As you release
the button, the player will start playing the selected track from
the beginning.
”Fast forward” button.
Push the ”” button and hold it to fast forward the disc.
When you release the button, the compact disc player will
resume playing from that position.
”Reverse” button.
Push the ”” button and hold it to reverse the disc. When
you release the button, the compact disc player will resume
playing.
(f) Other compact disc player functions
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”RPT” button: Use it for automatic repeat of the track or disc
you are currently listening to.
Push the button briefly while the track is playing. “RPT”
appears on the display. When the track is finished, the player
will automatically go back to the beginning of the track and play
the track again. To cancel it, push the button once again.
Push the button until you hear a beep. “D.RPT” appears on the
display. When the disc is finished, the player will automatically
go back to the first track of the disc and play again.
To cancel it, push the button once again.
”RAND” button: Use it for automatic track or disc selection
and play by the system.
When the button is pushed briefly, “RAND” appears on the
display. The system selects a track in the discs which are set
and plays it. To cancel it, push the button once again.
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When the button is pushed until you hear a beep, “D.RAND”
appears on the display. The system selects a track and discs
in the magazine which are set and plays it. To cancel it, push
the button once again.
Steering pad switches (GS430 only)
When a track is skipped or the system is inoperative, push the
button to reset.
(g) If the player malfunctions
If ”WAIT” appears on the display, audio signals of the disc
cannot be read or the system has trouble. Push the ”DISC”
button once again.
If the player does not operate, check that the disc surface is not
soiled or damaged. If the disc is O.K., the following two causes
are possible.
Condensation may have occurred on the internal
mechanism of the automatic changer. Open the cover to let
the air circulate.
The temperature of the player’s internal mechanism is
raised because of high external temperature. Remove the
magazine from the player to cool it.
If the player still does not operate, take it to your Lexus dealer.
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The steering pad switches are installed on the left side of the
steering wheel.
“MODE” switch: Push the “MODE” switch to select an audio
mode. Each push changes the mode sequentially if the
desired mode is ready to use. When you push the switch with
the audio system turned off, the audio system turns on.
“VOL” switches: Push “ ” to increase the volume and “ ”
to decrease the volume. The volume continues to increase or
decrease while the switch is being pressed.
“SET” switch: Push the “SET” switch to change to the preset
volume. To preset the volume, adjust the volume and push the
switch until you hear a beep.
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“” or “” switch: The function in each mode is shown
below.
(a) When the radio mode is selected
Push this switch briefly to select a station that you preset on
the switch of the audio system.
CAUTION
Operate the steering pad switches with due care while
you are driving. Otherwise an accident may occur.
Push this switch and hold it until you hear a beep. The radio
will begin seeking up or down for a station and stop on
reception.
(b) When the “TAPE” mode is selected
Push this switch briefly for automatic program selection. In
automatic program selection, you can skip up to 9 programs
at a time. For details, see page 160 for details.
Push this switch until you hear a beep to fast forward or
rewind the tape. To stop fast forwarding or rewinding, push
the same side on the switch.
(c) When the “CD” mode is selected
Push this switch briefly to select a desired track.
To select a desired disc, push and hold this switch until you
hear a beep.
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Car audio system operating hints
NOTICE
To ensure the correct audio system operation:
Be careful not to spill beverages over the audio
system.
Do not put anything other than a cassette tape or CD
magazine into the cassette tape slot or CD changer.
The use of cellular phone inside or near the vehicle
may cause a noise from the speakers of the audio
system which you are listening to. However, this
does not indicate a malfunction.
Radio reception
Usually, the problem with radio reception does not mean there
is a problem with your radio – it is just the normal result of
conditions outside the vehicle.
For example, nearby buildings and terrain can interfere with
FM reception. Power lines or telephone wires can interfere
with AM signals. And of course, radio signals have a limited
range. The farther you are from a station, the weaker its signal
will be. In addition, reception conditions change constantly as
your vehicle moves.
Here are some common reception problems that probably do
not indicate a problem with your radio:
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FM
Fading and drifting stations – Generally, the effective range
of FM is about 40 km (25 miles). Once outside this range, you
may notice fading and drifting, which increase with the
distance from the radio transmitter. They are often
accompanied by distortion.
Multi–path – FM signals are reflective, making it possible for
two signals to reach your antenna at the same time. If this
happens, the signals will cancel each other out, causing a
momentary flutter or loss of reception.
Static and fluttering – These occur when signals are blocked
by buildings, trees, or other large objects. Increasing the bass
level may reduce static and fluttering.
Station swapping – If the FM signal you are listening to is
interrupted or weakened, and there is another strong station
nearby on the FM band, your radio may tune in the second
station until the original signal can be picked up again.
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AM
Use high–quality cassettes:
Fading – AM broadcasts are reflected by the upper
atmosphere – especially at night. These reflected signals can
interfere with those received directly from the radio station,
causing the radio station to sound alternately strong and weak.
Low–quality cassette tapes can cause many problems,
including poor sound, inconsistent playing speed, and
constant auto–reversing. They can also get stuck or
tangled in the cassette player.
Station interference – When a reflected signal and a signal
received directly from a radio station are very nearly the same
frequency, they can interfere with each other, making it difficult
to hear the broadcast.
Do not use a cassette if it has been damaged or tangled or
if its label is peeling off.
Static – AM is easily affected by external sources of electrical
noise, such as high tension power lines, lightening, or electrical
motors. This results in static.
Store cassettes in their cases and out of direct sunlight.
Caring for your cassette player and tapes
For the best performance for your cassette player and tapes:
Do not leave a cassette in the player if you are not listening
to it, especially if it is hot outside.
Avoid using cassettes with a total playing time longer than
100 minutes (50 minutes per side). The tape used in these
cassette is thin and could get stuck or tangled in the
cassette player.
Clean the tape head and other parts regularly.
A dirty tape head or tape path can decrease sound quality
and tangle your cassette tapes. The easiest way to clean
them is by using a cleaning tape. (A wet type is
recommended.)
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Caring for your compact disc player and discs
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Use only compact discs labeled as shown. CD–R
(CD–Recordable), CD–RW (CD–Re–writable) and
personal computer use CD–ROMs may not be playable on
your compact disc player.
Your compact disc player is intended for use with 12 cm (4.7
in.) discs only.
Extremely high temperature can keep your compact disc
player from working. On hot days, use air conditioning to
cool the vehicle interior before you listen to a disc.
Bumpy roads or other vibrations may make your compact
disc player skip.
If moisture gets into your compact disc player, you may not
hear any sound even though your compact disc player
appears to be working. Remove the magazine from the
player and wait until it dries.
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Your automatic changer cannot play special shaped or
low–quality compact discs such as those shown here. Do not
use them as the changer could be damaged.
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Handle compact discs carefully, especially when you set
them into the magazine. Hold them on the edge and do not
bend them. Avoid getting fingerprints on them, particularly
on the shiny side.
Dirt, scrapes, warping, pin holes, or other disc damage
could cause the player to skip or to repeat a section of a
track. (To see a pin hole, hold the disc up to the light.)
To clean a compact disc: Wipe it with a soft, lint–free cloth
that has been dampened with water. Wipe in a straight line
from the center to the edge of the disc (not in a circle). Do not
use a conventional record cleaner or anti–static device.
CAUTION
Compact disc players use an invisible laser beam which
could cause hazardous radiation exposure if directed
outside the unit. Be sure to operate the player correctly.
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SECTION
3–1
STARTING AND DRIVING
Starting and driving
Three–way catalytic converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine exhaust caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition switch with steering lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to start the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic throttle control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle skid control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake pad wear limit indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Types of tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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177
178
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189
192
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STARTING AND DRIVING
THREE–WAY CATALYTIC
CONVERTER
Three–way catalytic converters are emission control
devices installed in the exhaust system.
It looks somewhat like a muffler, but its purpose is to reduce
pollutants in the exhaust gas.
CAUTION
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Keep people and combustible materials away from
the exhaust pipe while the engine is running. The
exhaust gas is very hot.
Do not drive, idle or park your vehicle over anything
that might burn easily such as grass, leaves, paper or
rags.
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A large amount of unburned gases flowing into the
three–way catalytic converter may cause it to overheat
and create a fire hazard. To prevent this and other
damage, observe the following precautions:
Use only unleaded gasoline.
Do not drive with an extremely low fuel level; running
out of fuel could cause the engine to misfire, creating
an excessive load on the three–way catalytic
converter.
Do not allow the engine to run at idle speed for more
than 20 minutes.
STARTING AND DRIVING
Avoid racing the engine.
ENGINE EXHAUST CAUTION
Do not push–start or pull–start your vehicle.
Do not turn off the ignition while the vehicle is
moving.
Keep your engine in good running order.
Malfunctions in the engine electrical system,
electronic ignition system or fuel system could cause
an extremely high three–way catalytic converter
temperature.
If the engine becomes difficult to start or stalls
frequently, take your vehicle in for a check–up as
soon as possible. Remember, your Lexus dealer
knows your vehicle and its three–way catalytic
converter system best.
To ensure that the three–way catalytic converter and
the entire emission control system operate properly,
your vehicle must receive the periodic inspections
required by the Lexus Maintenance Schedule. For
scheduled maintenance information, refer to the
“Owner’s Manual Supplement / Maintenance
Schedule”.
CAUTION
Avoid inhaling the engine exhaust. It contains
carbon monoxide, which is a colorless and odorless
gas. It can cause unconsciousness or even death.
Make sure the exhaust system has no holes or loose
connections. The system should be checked from
time to time. If you hit something, or notice a change
in the sound of the exhaust, have the system checked
immediately.
Do not run the engine in a garage or enclosed area
except for the time needed to drive the vehicle in or
out. The exhaust gases cannot escape, making this
a particularly dangerous situation.
Do not remain for a long time in a parked vehicle with
the engine running. If it is unavoidable, however, do
so only in an unconfined area and adjust the heating
or cooling system to force outside air into the vehicle.
Keep the trunk lid closed while driving. An open or
unsealed trunk lid may cause exhaust gases to be
drawn into the vehicle.
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STARTING AND DRIVING
To allow proper operation of your vehicle’s
ventilation system, keep the inlet grilles in front of the
windshield clear of snow, leaves, or other
obstructions.
IGNITION SWITCH WITH STEERING
LOCK
If you smell exhaust fumes in the vehicle, drive with
the windows open and the trunk lid closed. Have the
cause immediately located and corrected.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
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1. Check the area around the vehicle before entering it.
2. Adjust seat position, seatback angle, head restraint height
and steering wheel angle.
3. Adjust the inside and outside rear view mirrors.
4. Lock all doors.
”START” – Starter motor on. The key will return to the
”ON” position when released.
5. Fasten seat belts.
For starting tips, see page 178.
Remember to check that the service reminder indicators
function when turning the key to ”ON”, and check the fuel
gauge to see that you have sufficient fuel.
”ON” – Engine on and all accessories on.
This is the normal driving position.
NOTICE
Do not leave the key in the ”ON” position if the engine
is not running. The battery will discharge and the
electronic ignition system could be damaged.
”ACC” – Accessories such as the radio operate, but the
engine is off.
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STARTING AND DRIVING
If you leave the key in the “ACC” or “LOCK” position and open
the driver’s door, a buzzer will remind you to remove the key.*
PARKING BRAKE
NOTE: *The volume or interval of beep sound can be
changed. Ask your Lexus dealer for details.
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”LOCK” – Engine is off and the steering wheel is locked.
The ignition key can be removed only at this position.
1
To set: Fully depress the parking brake pedal.
2
To release: Pull the parking brake release lever.
Before leaving your vehicle, firmly apply the parking brake.
To turn the key from ”ACC” to the ”LOCK” position, you must
put the transmission selector lever in the ”P” position.
CAUTION
Once you remove the key, the engine immobiliser system is
automatically set. See ”Engine immobiliser system” on page
11.
Before driving, make sure the parking brake is fully
released and that the parking brake reminder light is off.
When starting the engine, the key may seem stuck at the
”LOCK” position. To free it, first be sure the key is pushed all
the way in, and then rock the steering wheel slightly while
turning the key gently.
If, in an emergency, you must turn the engine off while the
vehicle is moving, turn the key only to ”ACC”.
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HOW TO START THE ENGINE
Before cranking
1. Apply the parking brake firmly.
2. Turn off unnecessary lights and accessories.
3. Put the selector lever in ”P”. If you need to restart the engine
while the vehicle is moving, put the selector lever in ”N”. A
starter safety device will prevent the starter from operating if
the selector lever is in any drive position.
4. Depress the brake pedal and hold it to the floor until driving
off.
Starting the engine
Before starting the engine, be sure to follow the instructions in
”Before cranking”.
Normal starting procedure
The multiport fuel injection system/sequential multiport fuel
injection system in your engine automatically controls the
proper air–fuel mixture for starting. You can start a cold or hot
engine as follows:
1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, crank the engine by
turning the key to ”START”. Release it when the engine starts.
2. After the engine runs for about 10 seconds, you are ready
to drive.
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If the weather is below freezing, let the engine warm up for a
few minutes before driving. Do not leave the vehicle while the
engine is warming up.
If the engine stalls ...
Simply restart it , using the correct procedure given in normal
starting.
If the engine will not start
See ”If your vehicle will not start” on page 208.
NOTICE
Do not crank for more than 30 seconds at a time. This
may overheat the starter and wiring systems.
Do not race a cold engine.
If the engine becomes difficult to start or stalls
frequently, have the engine checked immediately.
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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Your automatic transmission has a shift lock system to
minimize the possibility of incorrect operation. This
means you can only shift out of ”P” position when the
brake pedal is depressed with the ignition switch in ”ON”
position. ()
The shift position is displayed on the instrument
cluster.
GS430:
P: Parking, engine starting and key removal
R: Reverse
N: Neutral
D: Normal driving (with overdrive on)
4: Engine braking
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When the cruise control is being used, even if you
downshift from ”D” to ”4”, engine braking will not be
enabled because the cruise control is not cancelled. For
the operation to decrease the vehicle speed, see page
191.
3, 2: Stronger engine braking
L: Maximum engine braking
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GS300:
P: Parking, engine starting and key removal
R: Reverse
N: Neutral
D: Normal driving (with overdrive on)
M: Manual shifting up or downshifting
When the cruise control is being used, even if you
downshift from ”D” to ”4”, engine braking will not be
enabled because the cruise control is not cancelled. For
the operation to decrease the vehicle speed, see page
191.
3, 2: Stronger engine braking
L: Maximum engine braking
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Correct use of the automatic transmission is explained in
the following parts.
(a) Normal driving
(b) Driving in M mode (GS300 only)
(c) Using engine braking
(d) Using the ”3”, ”2” and ”L” positions
(e) Backing up
(f) Parking
(g) Good driving practice
(h) Rocking your vehicle if stuck
(i) If you cannot shift the selector lever
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(a) Normal driving
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1 ”P” (Park) position
1 Power position
3 Snow position
2 ”N” (Neutral) position
1. Start the engine as instructed in ”How to start the
engine” on page 178.
The transmission must be in ”P” or ”N”. The engine will not start
in any drive position even if the ignition key is turned to
”START”.
2 Normal position
2. Set the driving pattern selector switch to the ”Normal”
position.
Your transmission has a driving pattern selector switch which
allows you to select ”Power”, ”Normal” or ”Snow” mode to suit
your driving condition. For ordinary driving, Lexus
recommends that you use the ”Normal” position to improve fuel
economy.
3. For more powerful acceleration and sporty driving, use
the ”Power” position.
In the ”Power” position, the ”ECT PWR” light in the instrument
cluster is on and the transmission is shifted up at higher vehicle
speeds and shifted down more responsively than in the
”Normal” position.
For ”Snow” mode, see ”Electronic Throttle Control
System” on page 188.
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5. Release the parking brake and brake pedal. Depress
the accelerator pedal slowly for smooth starting.
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In normal cruising, the vehicle will start in first gear and
automatically shift up to the most suitable gear. On inclines,
declines or winding roads, etc., the vehicle shifts up and down
automatically according to the running conditions to obtain the
suitable driving power and engine braking.
When the lever is in ”4” position, the automatic transmission
system will select the most suitable gear for the running
conditions such as hill climbing, hard towing, etc.
1 Brake pedal
2 ”D” (Drive) position
4. With your foot holding down the brake pedal, shift the
selector lever to ”D”.
Always use the ”D” position to improve fuel economy and quiet
driving. Only in this position, shifting into the overdrive gear is
possible. However, while the engine coolant temperature is
low, the transmission will not shift into the overdrive gear even
in the ”D” position. (See ”(b) Using engine braking” and ”(f)
Good driving practice” for exceptions.)
CAUTION
Never put your foot on the accelerator pedal while
shifting.
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If you need to accelerate rapidly while driving, depress the
accelerator pedal to the full throttle position. This provides
more acceleration by automatically downshifting the
transmission to the next lower gear or beyond, depending on
the vehicle speed.
If engine braking is needed, such as in descending a long hill,
see ”(b) Using engine braking”.
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(b) Driving in M mode (GS300 only)
2 warning tones sound in any of the following cases:
You attempt to downshift the transmission when it is not
possible to downshift due to the high vehicle speed.
You attempt to downshift from ”2” position.
You attempt to upshift from ”D” position.
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2 Downshifting on the front,
1 ”M” position
Upshifting on the rear
When the selector lever is put in the ”M” position, the ”M”
indicator is shown on the instrument cluster. Pushing either of
the switches on the front or rear of the steering wheel
downshifts the transmission from ”D” to ”2” position or upshifts
from ”2” to ”D” position.
If the ”M” indicator flashes, there is a problem somewhere
in the system. In this case, it should be noted that you
cannot downshift or upshift the transmission using the
switches on the steering wheel. Consult with your Lexus
dealer as soon as possible. The transmission works
exactly in the same way as when you put the selector lever
in the ”D” position.
CAUTION
Be careful when downshifting on a slippery surface.
The abrupt change in engine speed could cause the
vehicle to spin or skid.
The current gear position is displayed on the instrument
cluster.
Each time you push the switch located on the front of the
steering wheel, the transmission downshifts (from ”D”) to ”4”,
”3” and then ”2”.
When you push the switch located on the back of the steering
wheel, the transmission upshifts to ”3”, ”4” and then ”D”.
For the precautions on each position, see the description on
the previous page.
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(c) Using engine braking
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To use the braking power of the engine, downshift the
transmission in the way described below:
1
Shift into the ”4” position. The transmission will downshift
to fourth gear and engine braking will be enabled.
When the cruise control is being used, even if you
downshift from ”D” to ”4”, engine braking will not be
enabled because the cruise control is not cancelled. If
you need to decrease the vehicle speed, see page 191.
2
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Shift into the ”3” position. The transmission will downshift
to third gear when the vehicle speed is or becomes lower
than the speed listed below and stronger engine braking
will be enabled.
3
Shift into the ”2” position. The transmission will downshift
to second gear when the vehicle speed is or becomes
lower than the speed listed below and more powerful
engine braking than that of ”3” position will be enabled.
4
Shift into the ”L” position. The transmission will downshift
to first gear when the vehicle speed is or becomes lower
than the speed listed below and maximum engine braking
will be enabled.
”3”
”2”
”L”
GS430
km/h (mph)
GS300
km/h (mph)
153 (95)
100 (62)
39 (24)
128 (80)
85 (53)
16 (10)
CAUTION
Be careful when downshifting on a slippery surface.
The abrupt change in engine speed could cause the
vehicle to spin or skid.
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(d) Using the ”3”, ”2” and ”L” positions
(e) Backing up
The ”3”, ”2” and ”L” positions are used for strong engine
braking as described previously.
With the selector lever in ”3”, ”2” or ”L”, you can start the vehicle
in motion as with the lever in ”D”.
With the selector lever in ”3” or ”2”, the vehicle will start in first
gear and automatically shift to third or second gear.
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With the selector lever in ”L”, the transmission is engaged in
first gear.
NOTICE
Be careful not to over–rev the engine. Watch the
tachometer to keep engine rpm from going into the
red zone. The approximate maximum allowable
speed for each position is given below for your
reference:
GS430
GS300
km/h (mph)
km/h (mph)
”3”
”2”
”L”
156 (97)
102 (63)
66 (41)
130 (81)
85 (53)
55 (34)
1 Brake pedal
2 ”R” (Reverse) position
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
2. With the brake pedal held down with your foot, shift the
selector lever to the ”R” position.
NOTICE
Never shift into reverse while the vehicle is moving.
Do not continue hill climbing or hard towing for a long
time in the ”3”, ”2” or ”L” position. This may cause
severe automatic transmission damage from
overheating. To prevent such damage, ”4” position
should be used in hill climbing or hard towing.
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(f) Parking
(g) Good driving practice
If the transmission repeatedly shifts up and down between the
fourth and overdrive gears when climbing a gentle slope, shift
the selector lever to the ”4” position. Be sure to shift the
selector lever to the ”D” position after climbing the slope.
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CAUTION
Always keep your foot on the brake pedal while stopped
with the engine running. This prevents the vehicle from
creeping.
1 Brake pedal 2 Parking brake pedal
3 ”P” (Park) position
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
2. Depress the parking brake pedal fully.
3. With the brake pedal held down with your foot, shift the
selector lever to the ”P” position.
CAUTION
Never attempt to move the selector lever into ”P” under
any circumstances while the vehicle is moving. Serious
mechanical damage and loss of vehicle control may
result.
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NOTICE
Do not hold the vehicle on an upgrade with the
accelerator pedal. This can cause the transmission to
overheat. Always use the brake pedal or parking brake.
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(h) Rocking your vehicle if stuck
CAUTION
If your vehicle becomes stuck in snow, mud, sand, etc.,
then you may attempt to rock the vehicle free by moving
it forward and backward. Do not attempt this procedure
if people or objects are anywhere near the vehicle.
During the rocking operation the vehicle may suddenly
move forward or backward as it becomes un–stuck,
causing injury or damage to nearby people or objects.
(i) If you cannot shift the selector
If you cannot shift the selector lever even though the brake
pedal is depressed, use the shift lock override button. For
instructions, see ”If you cannot shift automatic transmission
selector lever” on page 225.
NOTICE
If you rock your vehicle, observe the following
precautions to prevent damage to the transmission and
other parts.
Do not depress the accelerator pedal while shifting
the selector lever or before the transmission is
completely shifted to forward or reverse gear.
Do not race the engine and avoid spinning the
wheels.
If your vehicle remains stuck after rocking the vehicle
several times, consider other ways such as towing.
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ELECTRONIC THROTTLE
CONTROL SYSTEM
The electronic throttle control system always maintains
appropriate engine output in relation to the accelerator
opening in all driving conditions.
In the power mode, the ”ECT PWR” light in the instrument
cluster is on and the transmission is shifted up at higher vehicle
speeds and shifted down more responsively than in the normal
mode.
To return to the normal mode, push the driving pattern selector
switch lightly on the ”SNOW” side.
Snow mode: For slippery road surfaces such as in snow. In
this mode, the spinning of the rear wheels is controlled
appropriately.
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When you push the driving pattern selector switch on the
”SNOW” side, the snow mode is turned on and the ”ECT
SNOW” light in the instrument cluster comes on.
To return to the normal mode, push the driving pattern selector
switch on the ”SNOW” side again.
When you turn the ignition switch off in the snow mode, the
mode automatically changes to the normal mode.
1 Power position
3 Snow position
2 Normal position
The electronic throttle control system has 3 modes:
Normal, Power and Snow modes.
Normal mode: For ordinary driving, Lexus recommends that
you use the normal mode to improve fuel economy.
Power mode: For more powerful acceleration and sporty
driving.
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CRUISE CONTROL
Turning on the system
The cruise control allows you to cruise the vehicle at a
desired speed over 40 km/h (25 mph) with your foot off the
accelerator pedal.
Your cruising speed can be maintained although a slight speed
change may occur when driving up or down a gradient, within
the limits of engine performance. On steeper hills, a great
speed change will occur so it is better to drive without the cruise
control.
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When the cruise control is on, the driving pattern of the
automatic transmission is fixed in the normal position,
regardless of the position of the selector switch.
CAUTION
To help maintain maximum control of your vehicle,
do not use the cruise control when driving in heavy
or varying traffic, or on slippery (rainy, icy or
snow–covered) or winding roads.
Avoid vehicle speed increases when driving
downhill. If the vehicle speed is too fast in relation to
the cruise control set speed, cancel the cruise
control then downshift the transmission to use
engine braking to slow down.
To operate the cruise control, push the main switch. This turns
the system on. The indicator light in the instrument cluster
shows that you can now set your desired cruising speed.
Another push on the switch will turn the system completely off.
When the ignition key is turned off, the main switch is also
automatically turned off. To use the cruise control again, push
the main switch again to turn it on.
CAUTION
To avoid accidental cruise control engagement, keep
the main switch off when not using the cruise control.
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Setting operation
2
Cancelling the preset speed
You can cancel the preset speed by either of the following:
a. Pulling the control lever in the ”CANCEL” direction.
b. Depressing the brake pedal.
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Each function is described below.
1
Setting at a desired speed.
The transmission must be in ”D” or ”4” before you set the cruise
control speed.
Bring the vehicle to the desired speed, press the control lever
downward in the ”SET/COAST” direction and release it. This
sets the vehicle at that speed. Now you may take your foot off
the accelerator pedal. If you need acceleration – for example,
when passing – depress the accelerator pedal enough for the
vehicle to exceed the set speed. When you release the
accelerator pedal, the vehicle will return to the speed set prior
to the acceleration.
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If the vehicle speed falls below about 40 km/h (25 mph), the
preset speed will be automatically cancelled.
If the vehicle speed drops 16 km/h (10 mph) below the preset
speed, the preset speed will also automatically be cancelled.
If the preset speed automatically cancels out for other than
these reasons, have your vehicle checked by your Lexus
dealer at the earliest opportunity.
3
Resetting to a faster speed
Press the control lever upward in the ”RES/ACC” direction and
hold it. Release the lever when the desired speed is attained.
While the lever is held upward, the vehicle will gradually gain
speed.
When the difference between the actual vehicle speed and the
set speed is less than 5 km/h (3 mph), the set speed can be
increased 1.6 km/h (1 mph) each time by pressing the control
lever upward in the ”RES/ACC” direction quickly within 0.6
seconds.
However, a quicker way to reset is to accelerate the vehicle
and then press the control lever downward in the
”SET/COAST” direction.
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4
Resetting to a slower speed
Press the control lever downward in the ”SET/COAST”
direction and hold it. Release the lever when the desired
speed is attained. While the lever is held downward, the
vehicle speed will gradually decrease.
Cruise control failure warning
If the ”CRUISE” indicator light in the instrument cluster flashes
five times and then goes out when using the cruise control, it
means that there is trouble in the cruise control system.
Contact your Lexus dealer.
When the difference between the actual vehicle speed and the
set speed is less than 5 km/h (3 mph), the set speed can be
lowered 1.6 km/h (1 mph) each time by pressing the control
lever downward in the ”SET/COAST” direction quickly within
0.6 seconds.
However, a quicker way to reset is to depress the brake pedal
and then press the control lever downward in the
”SET/COAST” direction.
Even if you downshift the transmission from the ”D” position to
”4” with the cruise control on, engine braking will not be applied
because the cruise control is not cancelled. To decrease the
vehicle speed, reset to a slower speed with the cruise control
lever or depress the brake pedal. If you use the brake pedal,
cruise control is cancelled.
5
Resuming the preset speed
If the preset speed is cancelled by pulling the control lever or
by depressing the brake pedal, pushing the lever up in the
”RES/ACC” direction will restore the speed set prior to
cancellation. However, once the vehicle speed falls below
about 40 km/h (25 mph), the preset speed will not be resumed.
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TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM
The traction control system automatically helps control
the spinning of the rear wheels which may occur when
accelerating on slippery road surfaces, thus assisting
driver to control the driving power of the rear wheels.
When getting the vehicle out of mud or new snow, etc. the
traction control system will help operate to prevent the wheels
from spinning.
To turn off the traction control system, see page 193.
CAUTION
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Slip indicator light
When you turn the ignition switch on, this system always
turns on. Leave the system on during ordinary driving so
that it can operate when needed. When traction control is
applied, the slip indicator light blinks.
You may hear a sound in the engine compartment for a few
seconds when the engine is started or just after the vehicle is
started. This means that the traction control system is in the
self–check mode, and does not indicate malfunction.
When the traction control system is operating, you may feel
vibration of your vehicle, caused by operation of the brakes.
This indicates the system is functioning properly.
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Under certain slippery road conditions, full traction of
the vehicle and power to the rear wheels cannot be
maintained, even though the traction control system is
in operation. Do not drive the vehicle under any speed
or maneuvering conditions which will cause the vehicle
to lose traction. In situations where the road surface is
covered with ice or snow, your vehicle should be fitted
with snow tires or tire chains. Always drive at an
appropriate and cautious pace.
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VEHICLE SKID CONTROL SYSTEM
The vehicle skid control system helps provide
comprehensive control of the systems such as an
anti–lock brake system, traction control, engine control,
etc. This system automatically controls the output of the
brakes or engine to help prevent the vehicle from skidding
when cornering on a slippery road surface or abrupt
steering wheel operation occurs.
You may hear a sound in the engine compartment for a few
seconds when the engine is started or just after the vehicle is
started. This means that the vehicle skid control is in the
self–check mode and does not indicate a malfunction.
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Slip indicator light
You can turn off the vehicle skid control system by
pushing the ”VSC OFF” switch. The ”VSC OFF” indicator
comes on. At this time, the traction control system also
turns off. You cannot turn off either one of them. Pushing
the ”VSC OFF” switch a second time turns the system
back on and extinguishes the ”VSC OFF” indicator light.
If the vehicle is going to skid during driving, the slip indicator
light flashes and an alarm sounds intermittently.
When you turn the ignition switch on, this system always turns
on.
The vehicle skid control activates when the vehicle speed is
about more than 15 km/h (9 mph).
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Vehicle skid control system failure warning
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These lights warn when there is a problem somewhere in the
vehicle skid control system, traction control system or brake
assist system.
If the ”VSC” warning light and ”VSC OFF” indicator light come
on, have your vehicle checked by Lexus dealer as soon as
possible.
The lights will come on when the ignition key is turned to ”ON”,
and will go off after about a few seconds.
The lights may stay on for 60 seconds after the engine is
started. It is normal if they go out after a while.
Depressing the brake pedal repeatedly may turn on the lights.
It is normal if they go out after a few seconds.
If the ”VSC” warning light and ”VSC OFF” indicator light come
on, the vehicle skid control system does not activate, however,
it is no problem to continue your driving.
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CAUTION
Do not rely excessively on the vehicle skid control
system. Even if the vehicle skid control system is
operating, it is not that your vehicle is absolutely
safe. Reckless driving will result in an unexpected
accident. Always keep safety driving in mind. If the
slip indicator light flashes, sounding an alarm,
special care should be taken while driving.
Only use tires of specified size.
The size,
manufacturer, brand and tread pattern for all 4 tires
should be the same. If you use the tires other than
specified, or different type or size, the vehicle skid
control system may not function correctly. When
replacing the tires or wheels, contact your Lexus
dealer.
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BRAKE SYSTEM
This brake system has 2 independent hydraulic circuits. If
either circuit should fail, the other will still work. However, the
pedal will be harder to press, and your stopping distance will
be longer. Also, the brake system warning light may come on.
CAUTION
Do not drive your vehicle with only a single brake
system. Have your brakes fixed immediately.
Brake booster
The brake booster uses brake fluid pressurized by the pump
to power–assist the brakes. If the brake booster fails during
driving, the brake system warning light comes on and buzzer
sounds continuously. In this case, the brakes may not work
properly. If they do not work well, depress the brake pedal
firmly. If the brake system warning light comes on, immediately
stop your vehicle and contact your Lexus dealer.
The brake system warning light may stay on for about 60
seconds after the engine is started. It is normal if the light turns
off after a while.
Depressing the brake pedal repeatedly may turn on the brake
system warning light and buzzer. It is normal if the light goes
out and the buzzer stops sounding after a few seconds.
You may hear a small sound in the engine compartment after
the engine is started or the brake pedal is depressed
repeatedly. This is a pump pulsating sound of the brake
system, and it is not a malfunction.
CAUTION
Do not pump the brake pedal if the engine stalls.
Each push on the pedal uses up your brake fluid
pressure reserve.
Even if the power assist is completely lost, the brakes
will still work. But you will have to push the pedal
hard, much harder than normal. And your braking
distance will be longer.
Anti–lock brake system
The anti–lock brake system is designed to automatically
help prevent lock–up of the wheels during a sudden
braking or braking on slippery road surfaces. This assists
in providing directional stability and steering
performance of the vehicle under these circumstances.
Effective way to press the ABS brake pedal: When the
anti–lock brake system function is in action, you may feel the
brake pedal pulsating and hear a noise. In this situation, to
let the anti–lock brake system work for you, just hold the
brake pedal down more firmly. Do not pump the brake in a
panic stop. This will result in reduced braking performance.
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The anti–lock brake system becomes operative after the
vehicle has accelerated to a speed in excess of approximately
10 km/h (6 mph). It stops operating when the vehicle
decelerates to a speed below approximately 5 km/h (3 mph).
Depressing the brake pedal on slippery road surfaces such as
on the manhole cover, the steel plate under the construction,
joints in the bridge, etc. on a rainy day tends to activate the
anti–lock brake system.
You may hear a click or motor sound in the engine
compartment for a few seconds when the engine is started or
just after the vehicle is started. This means that the anti–lock
brake system is in the self–check mode, and does not indicate
a malfunction.
When the anti–lock brake system is activated, the
following conditions may occur. They do not indicate a
malfunction of the system:
You may hear the anti–lock brake system operating and feel
the brake pedal pulsating and the vibrations of the vehicle
body and steering wheel. You may also hear the motor
sound in the engine compartment even after the vehicle is
stopped.
At the end of the anti–lock brake system activation, the
brake pedal may move a little forward.
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CAUTION
Do not overestimate the anti–lock brake system:
Although the anti–lock brake system assists in
providing vehicle control, it is still important to drive
with all due care and maintain a moderate speed and
safe distance from the vehicle in front of you, because
there are limits to the vehicle stability and effectiveness
of steering wheel operation even with the anti–lock
brake system on.
If tires grip performance exceeds its capability, or if
hydroplaning occurs during high speed driving in the
rain, the anti–lock brake system does not provide
vehicle control.
Anti–lock brake system is not designed to shorten the
stopping distance: Always drive at the moderate speed
and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of
you. Compared with vehicles without an anti–lock
brake system, your vehicle may require a longer
stopping distance in the following cases:
Driving on rough, gravel or snow–covered roads.
Driving with tire chains installed.
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Driving over the steps such as the joints on the road.
”ABS” warning light
Driving on roads where the road surface is pitted or
has other differences in surface height.
Install all 4 tires of specified size at appropriate
pressure: The anti–lock brake system detects vehicle
speeds using the speed sensors for respective wheels’
turning speeds. The use of tires other than specified
may fail to detect the accurate turning speed resulting
in a longer stopping distance.
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The light comes on when the ignition key is turned to the “ON”
position. If the anti–lock brake system and the brake assist
system work properly, the light turns off after a few seconds.
Thereafter, if either of the systems malfunctions, the light
comes on again.
When the “ABS” warning light is on (and the brake system
warning light is off), the anti–lock brake system, the brake
assist system, the traction control system and/or the vehicle
skid control system do/does not operate, but the brake system
still operates conventionally.
When the “ABS” warning light is on (and the brake system
warning light is off), the anti–lock brake system does not
operate so that the wheels could lock up during a sudden
braking or braking on slippery road surfaces.
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If either of the following conditions occur, this indicates a
malfunction somewhere in the parts monitored by the
warning light system. Contact your Lexus dealer as soon
as possible to service the vehicle.
The light does not come on when the ignition key is turned
to the “ON” position, or remains on.
The light comes on while you are driving.
A warning light turning on briefly during operation does not
indicate a problem.
CAUTION
If the “ABS” warning light remains on together with the
brake system warning light, immediately stop your
vehicle at a safe place and contact your Lexus dealer.
Either of the following conditions may occur, but do not
indicate the malfunction:
The light may stay on for about 60 seconds after the engine
is started. It is normal if it turns off after a while.
Depressing the brake pedal repeatedly may turn on the
light. It is normal if it turns off after a few seconds.
Drum–in–disc type parking brake system
Your vehicle has a drum–in–disc type parking brake system.
This type of brake system needs bedding–down of the brake
shoes periodically or whenever the parking brake shoes
and/or drums are replaced.
Have your Lexus dealer perform the bedding–down.
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Brake assist system
When you slam the brakes on, the brake assist system
judges as an emergency stop and provides more powerful
braking for a driver who cannot hold down the brake pedal
firmly.
When you slam the brakes on, more powerful braking will be
applied. At this time, you may hear a sound in the engine
compartment and feel the vibrations of the brake pedal. This
does not indicate a malfunction.
The brake assist system becomes operative after the vehicle
has accelerated to a speed in excess of approximately 10 km/h
(6 mph). It stops operating when the vehicle decelerates to a
speed below approximately 5 km/h (3 mph).
The brake assist system may not work for about 60 seconds
after the engine is started.
For an explanation of this system’s warning light, see “ABS”
warning light on page 46 or 197 and “Vehicle skid control
system failure warning” on page 194.
STARTING AND DRIVING
BRAKE PAD WEAR LIMIT
INDICATORS
TYPES OF TIRES
Determine what kind of tires your vehicle is originally equipped
with.
1. Summer tires
Summer tires are high–speed capability tires best suited to
highway driving under dry conditions.
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The brake pad wear limit indicators on your disc brakes
give a warning noise when the brake pads are worn to the
extent that replacement is required.
If you hear a squealing or scraping noise while driving, have
the brake pads checked and replaced by your Lexus dealer as
soon as possible. Expensive rotor damage can result if the
pads are not replaced when needed.
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 or
icy roads, we recommend using snow tires. If installing snow
tires, be sure to replace all four tires.
2. All season tires
All season tires are designed to provide better traction in snow
and to be adequate for driving in most winter conditions, as well
as for use all 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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STARTING AND DRIVING
CAUTION
Do not mix summer and all season tires on your
vehicle as this can cause dangerous handling
characteristics, resulting in loss of control.
Do not use tires other than the manufacturer’s
designated tires, and never mix tires or wheels of the
sizes different from the originals.
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SECTION
3–2
STARTING AND DRIVING
Driving tips
Break–in period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operation in foreign countries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tips for driving in various conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winter driving tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dinghy towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to save fuel and make your vehicle last longer . . . . . . . . . . .
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DRIVING TIPS
BREAK–IN PERIOD
Drive gently and avoid high speeds.
You need not follow a break–in schedule with your new Lexus.
But following a few simple tips for the first 1600 km (1000 miles)
can add to the future economy and long life of your vehicle:
Do not drive over 88 km/h (55 mph).
Avoid overrevving. Maintain engine speed between 2000
and 4000 rpm.
Avoid full–throttle starts.
Try to avoid hard stops during the first 300 km (200 miles).
Do not drive for a long time at any single speed, either fast
or slow.
OPERATION IN FOREIGN
COUNTRIES
If you plan to drive your Lexus in another country ...
First, comply with the vehicle registration laws.
Second, confirm the availability of the correct fuel (unleaded
and minimum octane rating).
TIPS FOR DRIVING IN VARIOUS
CONDITIONS
Always slow down in gusty crosswinds. This will allow you
much better control.
Drive slowly onto curbs and, if possible, at a right angle.
Avoid driving onto high, sharp–edged objects and other
road hazards. Failure to do so can lead to severe tire
damage resulting in tire bursts.
When parking on a hill, turn the front wheels until they touch
the curb so that the vehicle will not roll. Apply the parking
brake, and place the transmission in ”P”. If necessary, block
the wheels.
Washing your vehicle or driving through deep water may get
the brakes wet. To see whether they are wet, check that
there is no traffic near you and then press the pedal lightly.
If you do not feel a normal braking force, the brakes are
probably wet. To dry them, drive the vehicle cautiously while
lightly pressing the brake pedal with the parking brake
applied. If they still do not work safely, pull to the side of the
road and call a Lexus dealer for assistance.
CAUTION
Before driving off, make sure the parking brake is
fully released and that the parking brake reminder
light is off.
Do not leave your vehicle unattended while the
engine is running.
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DRIVING TIPS
Do not rest your foot on the brake pedal while driving.
It can cause dangerous overheating, needless wear,
and poor fuel economy.
To drive down a long or steep hill, reduce your speed
and downshift. Remember, if you ride the brakes
excessively, they may overheat and not work
properly. See page 184.
Be
careful
when
accelerating,
upshifting,
downshifting or braking on a slippery surface. The
abrupt change in engine speed, such as sudden
acceleration or engine braking, could cause the
vehicle to spin or skid.
Even if the legal speed limit permits it, do not drive
over 140 km/h (85 mph) unless your vehicle has
high–speed capability tires. Driving over 140 km/h
(85 mph) 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.
Do not continue normal driving when the brakes are
wet. If they are wet, your vehicle will require a longer
stopping distance, and it may pull to one side when
the brakes are applied. Also, the parking brake will
not hold the vehicle securely.
WINTER DRIVING TIPS
Make sure you have a proper freeze protection of engine
coolant.
Your coolant must contain ethylene–glycol type coolant for a
proper corrosion protection of aluminum components. Use
”Toyota Long Life Coolant” or equivalent. See ”Checking the
engine coolant level” on page 255 for instructions.
NOTICE
Do not use alcohol type antifreeze or plain water alone.
When it is extremely cold, we recommend to use 60% solution
for your Lexus, to provide protection down to about –50C
(–58F). Do not use more than 70% solution for better coolant
performance.
Check the condition of the battery and cables.
Cold temperatures reduce the capacity of any battery, so it
must be in top shape to provide enough power for winter
starting. Page 284 tells you how to visually inspect the battery.
Your Lexus dealer and most service stations will be pleased to
check the battery charge level.
Make sure the engine oil viscosity is suitable for the cold
weather.
See page 254 for recommended viscosity. Leaving a heavy
summer oil in your vehicle during winter months may cause
harder starting. If you are not sure about which oil to use, call
your Lexus dealer – they will be pleased to help.
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DRIVING TIPS
Check the electronic ignition system for loose
connections or obvious damage.
Depending on where you are driving, we recommend you
carry some emergency equipment.
Keep the door locks from freezing.
Some of the things you might put in the vehicle are tire chains,
window scraper, bag of sand or salt, flares, small shovel,
jumper cables, etc.
Squirt lock de–icer or glycerine into the locks to keep them from
freezing.
Use a washer fluid containing an antifreeze solution.
DINGHY TOWING
This product is available at your Lexus dealer and most auto
parts stores. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for how
much to mix with water.
NOTICE
Do not use engine antifreeze or any other substitute
because it may damage your vehicle’s paint.
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Do not use your parking brake when there is a possibility
it could freeze.
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When parking, put the transmission into ”P” and block the front
wheels. Do not use the parking brake, or snow or water
accumulated in and around the parking brake mechanism may
freeze the parking brake, making it hard to release.
Your vehicle is not designed to be dinghy towed (with four
wheels on the ground) behind a motorhome.
Keep ice and snow from accumulating under the fenders.
NOTICE
Ice and snow built up under your fenders can make steering
difficult. During bad winter driving, stop and check under the
fenders occasionally.
Do not tow your vehicle with four wheels on the ground.
This may cause serious damage to your vehicle.
DRIVING TIPS
TRAILER TOWING
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Lexus does not recommend towing a trailer with your
vehicle. It is not designed for trailer towing.
HOW TO SAVE FUEL AND MAKE
YOUR VEHICLE LAST LONGER
Getting more kilometer/mileage from a liter/gallon of fuel is
easy – just take it easy. It will help make your vehicle last
longer, too. Here are some specific tips on how to save money
on both fuel and repairs:
Keep your tires inflated at the correct pressure. Check
the pressure every two weeks, or at least once a month.
Underinflation causes tire wear and wastes fuel.
Do not carry unneeded weight in your vehicle. Excess
weight puts a heavier load on the engine, causing greater
fuel consumption.
Avoid lengthy warm–up idling. Once the engine is
running smoothly, begin driving – but gently. Remember,
however, that on cold winter days this may take a little
longer.
Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Avoid jackrabbit starts.
Avoid long engine idling. If you have a long wait and you
are not in traffic, it is better to turn off the engine and start
again later.
Avoid engine over–revving. Use a gear position suitable
for the road on which you are traveling.
Avoid continuous speeding up and slowing down.
Stop–and–go driving wastes fuel.
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DRIVING TIPS
Avoid unnecessary stopping and braking. Maintain a
steady pace. Try to time the traffic signals so you only need
to stop as little as possible or take advantage of through
streets to avoid traffic lights. Keep a proper distance from
other vehicles to avoid sudden braking. This will also
reduce wear on your brakes.
Avoid heavy traffic or traffic jams whenever possible.
Do not rest your foot on the brake pedal. This causes
premature wear, overheating and poor fuel economy.
Maintain a moderate speed on highways. The faster you
drive, the greater the fuel consumption. By reducing your
speed, you will cut down on fuel consumption.
Keep the front wheels in proper alignment. Avoid hitting
the curb and slow down on rough roads. Improper
alignment not only causes faster tire wear but also puts an
extra load on the engine, which, in turn, wastes fuel.
Keep the bottom of your vehicle free from mud, etc.
This not only lessens weight but also helps prevent
corrosion.
Keep your vehicle tuned–up and in top shape. A dirty air
cleaner, improper valve clearance, dirty plugs, dirty oil and
grease, brakes not adjusted, etc. all lower engine
performance and contribute to poor fuel economy. For
longer life of all parts and lower operating costs, keep all
maintenance work on schedule, and if you often drive under
severe conditions, see that your vehicle receives more
frequent maintenance (For scheduled maintenance
information, please refer to the “Owner ’s Manual
Supplement / Maintenance Schedule”.)
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CAUTION
Never turn off the engine to coast down hills. Your
power steering and brake booster will not function
without the engine running. Also, the emission control
system operates properly only when the engine is
running.
SECTION
4
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
If your engine stalls while driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If your vehicle will not start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If your vehicle overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If you have a flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If your vehicle needs to be towed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If you cannot shift automatic transmission selector lever . . . . . . .
If you lose your keys or lock yourself out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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225
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IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
IF YOUR ENGINE STALLS WHILE
DRIVING
If your engine stalls while driving . . . .
1. Reduce your speed gradually, keeping a straight line. Move
cautiously off the road to a safe place.
2. Turn on your emergency flashers.
3. Try starting the engine again.
If the engine will not start, see ”If your vehicle will not start”.
CAUTION
If the engine is not running, the power assist for the
brakes and steering will not work, so steering and
braking will be much harder than usual.
IF YOUR VEHICLE WILL NOT
START
(a) Simple checks
Before making these checks, make sure you have followed the
correct starting procedure instructions in ”How to start the
engine” on page 178 and that you have sufficient fuel. Since
your vehicle is equipped with the engine immobiliser system,
also check whether the other keys will start the engine. If they
work, your key may be broken. Have the key checked at your
Lexus dealer. If none of your keys work, the system is possibly
broken. Call your Lexus dealer. See ”Keys” on page 8.
If the engine is not turning over or is turning over too
slowly –
1. Check that the battery terminals are tight and clean.
2. If the battery terminals are O.K., switch on the interior light.
3. If the light is out, dim or goes out when the starter is cranked,
the battery is discharged. You may try jump starting. See ”(c)
Jump starting” for further instruction.
If the light is O.K., but the engine still will not start, it needs
adjustment or repair. Call a Lexus dealer, Roadside
Assistance or Customer Service Assistance. (See
”Foreword”.)
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NOTICE
Do not pull– or push–start the vehicle. It may damage
the vehicle or cause a collision when the engine starts.
Also the three–way catalytic converter may overheat
and become a fire hazard.
If the engine turns over at its normal speed but will not
start –
1. The engine may be flooded because of repeated cranking.
See ”(b) Starting a flooded engine” for further instructions.
2. If the engine still will not start, it needs adjustment or repair.
Call a Lexus dealer, Roadside Assistance or Customer
Service Assistance. (See ”Foreword”.)
(b) Starting a flooded engine
If the engine will not start, your engine may be flooded
because of repeated cranking.
If this happens, turn the key to ”START” with the accelerator
pedal held down. Continue this operation for 30 seconds and
then stop cranking. Then try starting the engine with your foot
off the accelerator pedal.
If the engine does not start after 30 seconds of cranking,
release the key, wait a few minutes and try again.
If the engine still will not start, it needs adjustment or repair.
Call a Lexus dealer, Roadside Assistance or Customer
Service Assistance. (See ”Foreword”.)
NOTICE
Do not crank for more than 30 seconds at a time. This
may overheat the starter and wiring systems.
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(c) Jump starting
To avoid serious personal injury and damage to your
vehicle which might result from battery explosion, acid
burns, electrical burns, or damaged electronic
components, these instructions must be followed
precisely.
If you are unsure about how to follow this procedure, we
strongly recommend that you seek help from your Lexus
dealer, Roadside Assistance or Customer Service Assistance.
(See ”Foreword”.).
CAUTION
Batteries contain sulfuric acid which is poisonous
and corrosive. Wear protective safety glasses when
jump starting, and avoid spilling acid on your skin,
clothing, or vehicle.
If you should accidentally get acid on yourself or in
your eyes, remove any contaminated clothing and
flush the affected area with water immediately. Then
get immediate medical attention.
If possible,
continue to apply water with a sponge or cloth while
en route to the medical office.
The gas normally produced by a battery will explode
if a flame or spark is brought near. Use only
standardized jumper cables and do not smoke or
light a match while jump starting.
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NOTICE
The battery used for boosting must be 12 V. Do not jump
start unless you are sure that the booster battery is
correct.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
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GS430
5 Discharged battery
6 Booster battery
40G019
GS300
5 Discharged battery
6 Booster battery
JUMP STARTING PROCEDURE
1. If the booster battery is installed in another vehicle, make
sure the vehicles are not touching. Turn off all unnecessary
lights and accessories.
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2. If required, remove all the 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.)
If the booster battery is an extended maintenance interval
battery, it is not necessary to remove the vent plugs.
3. If the engine in the vehicle with the booster battery is not
running, start it and let it run for about 5 minutes. During jump
starting, run the engine at about 2000 rpm with the accelerator
pedal lightly depressed.
4. Locate positive (+) and negative (–) terminals of each
battery. Connect the jumper cables in the exact order ( 1 2
3 4 ) shown in the illustration.
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1
Connect a positive (red) jumper cable clamp to the
positive (+) terminal of the discharged battery.
2
Connect the clamp at the other end of the positive (red)
cable to the positive (+) terminal of the booster battery.
3
Connect a negative (black) cable clamp to the negative
(–) terminal of the booster battery.
4
Connect the clamp at the other end of the negative (black)
cable to a solid, stationary, unpainted metallic point (such
as shown in the illustration) away from the battery. Do not
connect it to or near any part that moves when the engine
is cranked.
CAUTION
When making the connections, to avoid serious injury,
do not lean over the battery or accidentally let the
jumper cables or clamps touch anything except the
correct battery terminals or the ground.
5. Start your engine in the normal way. After starting, run it at
about 2000 rpm for several minutes with the accelerator pedal
lightly depressed.
6. Carefully disconnect the cables in the exact reverse order:
the negative cable and then the positive cable.
7. Carefully dispose of the battery cover cloths which may now
contain sulfuric acid.
8. If removed, replace all the battery vent plugs.
If the cause of your battery discharging is not apparent (for
example, lights left on), you should have it checked.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS
If your engine coolant temperature gauge indicates
overheating, if you experience a loss of power, or if you
hear a loud knocking or pinging noise, the engine has
probably overheated.
When the engine overheats
Pull safely off the road, stop the vehicle and turn on your
emergency flashers. Put the transmission in ”P” and apply the
parking brake.
A: If steam is coming from your engine:
Turn off the engine. Leave the hood closed until there is no sign
of steam or coolant. Your engine could have been seriously
damaged already. Call your Lexus dealer for assistance.
CAUTION
To help avoid personal injury, keep the hood closed until
there is no steam. Escaping steam or coolant is sign of
very high pressure.
B: If no steam is coming from your engine:
Leave the engine running and turn off the air conditioning.
Check the following.
Is the cooling fan operating?
Is the coolant in the acceptable range?
Is the engine drive belt O.K.?
CAUTION
When the engine is running, keep hands and clothing
away from the moving fan and engine drive belt.
Do not attempt to remove the radiator cap when the
engine and radiator are hot. Serious injury could
result from scalding hot fluid and steam blown out
under pressure.
If the cooling fan is not operating or the coolant is not in the
acceptable range, turn off the engine and call your Lexus
dealer.
If both conditions are O.K., after the engine coolant
temperature has cooled to normal, continue driving your
vehicle.
If the engine coolant temperature does not cool down, or your
vehicle overheats again, have it checked as soon as possible
by your Lexus dealer.
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IF YOU HAVE A FLAT TIRE
1. Reduce your speed gradually, keeping a straight line. Move
cautiously off the road to a safe place – well away from the
traffic. Avoid stopping on the center divider of a highway. Park
on a level spot with firm ground.
3. Firmly set the parking brake and put the transmission in ”P”.
Make sure to set the jack properly in the jack point.
Raising the vehicle with jack improperly positioned
will damage the vehicle or may allow the vehicle to fall
off the jack and cause personal injury.
4. Have everyone get out of the vehicle on the side away from
traffic.
Never get under the vehicle when the vehicle is
supported by the jack alone.
5. Read the following instructions thoroughly.
Use the jack only for lifting your vehicle during wheel
changing.
2. Stop the engine and turn on your emergency flashers.
CAUTION
When jacking, be sure to observe the following to
reduce the possibility of personal injury:
Follow jacking instructions.
Do not put any part of your body under a vehicle
supported by a jack. Personal injury may occur.
Do not start or run the engine while your vehicle is
supported by the jack.
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Stop the vehicle on a level firm ground, firmly set the
parking brake and put the transmission in ”P”. Block
the wheel diagonally opposite to the one being
changed if necessary.
Do not raise the vehicle with someone in the vehicle.
When raising the vehicle, do not put an object on or
under the jack.
Raise the vehicle only high enough to remove and
change the tire.
NOTICE
Do not continue driving with a deflated tire. Driving
even a short distance can damage a tire and wheel
beyond repair.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
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1 Tool bag 2 Jack 3 Wrench
5 Spare tire
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4 Jack handle
1. Get the jack, wrench and spare tire.
To prepare yourself for an emergency, you should familiarize
yourself with the use of the jack and each tool, and their
storage locations.
1 Joint
2 When removing the jack, turn the joint by hand in the
”contract” direction until the jack is free.
3 When storing, turn the joint by hand in the ”expand”
direction until the jack is firmly secured to prevent it
from flying forward during a collision or sudden
braking.
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To remove the spare tire:
1
Remove the luggage tray.
2
Loosen the bolt and remove it.
When storing the spare tire, place it with the inner side of the
wheel facing up. Then bolt the tire in place and install the
luggage tool box to prevent the tire from flying forward during
a collision or sudden braking.
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2. Block the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire to keep
the vehicle from rolling when it is jacked up.
When blocking the wheel, place a wheel block in front of the
front wheels or behind the rear wheels.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
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3. Loosen all the wheel nuts.
4. Position the jack at the jack points as shown.
Always loosen the wheel nuts before raising the vehicle.
Make sure the jack is positioned on a level and solid surface.
Turn the wheel nuts counterclockwise to loosen them. To get
maximum leverage, fit the wrench to the nut so that the handle
is on the right side, as shown above. Grab the wrench near the
end of the handle and pull up on the handle. Be careful that the
wrench does not slip off the nut.
Do not remove the nuts yet – just unscrew them about one–half
turn.
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5. After making sure no one is in the vehicle, raise it high
enough so that the spare tire can be installed.
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6. Remove the wheel nuts and remove the flat tire.
Lift the flat tire straight off and put it aside.
Allow for the fact that you need more ground clearance when
putting on the spare tire than when removing the flat tire.
To raise the vehicle, insert the jack handle into the jack (it is a
loose fit) and turn it clockwise. As the jack touches the vehicle
and begins to lift, double–check that it is properly positioned.
CAUTION
40G008
Never get under the vehicle when the vehicle is
supported by the jack alone.
Before putting on the wheel, remove any corrosion on the
mounting surfaces with a wire brush or such. Installation of
wheels without good metal–to–metal contact at the mounting
surface can cause wheel nuts to loosen and eventually cause
a wheel to come off while driving.
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7. Reinstall all the wheel nuts finger tight.
Align the holes in the wheel with the bolts. Then lift up the
wheel and get at least the top bolt started through its hole.
Wiggle the tire and press it back over the other bolts.
Reinstall the wheel nuts and tighten them as much as you can
by hand. Press the tire back and see if you can tighten them
more.
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8. Lower the vehicle completely and tighten the wheel
nuts.
Turn the jack handle counterclockwise to lower the vehicle.
Use only the wheel nut wrench to tighten the nuts. Do not use
other tools or any additional leverage other than your hands,
such as a hammer, pipe or your foot. Make sure the wrench
is securely engaged over the nut.
Tighten each nut a little at a time in the order shown. Repeat
the process until all the nuts are tight.
CAUTION
When lowering the vehicle, make sure all portions of
your body and all other persons around will not be
injured as the vehicle is lowered to the ground.
As soon as possible after changing wheels, have the
wheel nuts tightened by torque wrench at 103 N·m
(10.5 kgf·m, 76 ft·lbf.).
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9. After changing the wheel, check the air pressure of the
replaced tire. Stow all the tools, jack and flat tire securely.
If the pressure of the replaced tire is low, drive slowly to the
nearest service station and fill to the correct pressure.
Do not forget to reinstall the tire valve cap as dirt and moisture
could get into the valve core and possible cause air leakage.
If the cap is missing, put a new one on as soon as possible.
This is the same procedure for changing or rotating your tires.
IF YOUR VEHICLE NEEDS TO BE
TOWED
If towing is necessary, we recommend you to have it done
by your Lexus dealer or a commercial tow truck service.
In consultation with them, have your vehicle towed using
either (a) or (b).
(a) Towing with a wheel lift type truck
(b) Using a flat bed truck
CAUTION
When reinstalling a standard tire, take due care in
handling the ornament to avoid unexpected personal
injury.
Before driving, make sure all the tools, jack and flat
tire are securely in place in their storage location to
reduce the possibility of personal injury during a
collision or sudden braking.
(c) Never tow with a sling type truck
Only when you cannot receive a towing service from a
Lexus dealer or commercial tow truck service, tow your
vehicle carefully in accordance with the instructions
given in ”(d) Emergency towing” on page 224.
Proper equipment will help ensure that your vehicle is not
damaged while being towed. Commercial operators are
generally aware of the state/provincial and local laws
pertaining to towing.
Your vehicle can be damaged if it is towed incorrectly.
Although most operators know the correct procedure, it is
possible to make a mistake. To avoid damage to your vehicle,
make sure the following precautions are observed. If
necessary, show this page to the tow truck driver.
TOWING PRECAUTIONS:
Use a safety chain system for all towing, and abide by the
state/provincial and local laws. The wheels and axle on the
ground must be in good condition. If they are damaged, use
a towing dolly.
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(a) Towing with a wheel lift type truck
From rear
From front
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40G013a
Place the ignition key in the ”ACC” position.
Use a towing dolly under the rear wheels.
NOTICE
NOTICE
Never tow a vehicle with an automatic transmission
from the front with rear wheels on the ground, as this
may cause serious damage to the transmission.
Do not tow with the key removed or in the ”LOCK”
position, as the steering lock mechanism is not
strong enough to hold the front wheels straight.
When lifting wheels, take care to ensure adequate
ground clearance for towing at the opposite end of
the raised vehicle. Otherwise, the bumper and/or
underbody of the towed vehicle will be damaged
during towing.
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(b) Using a flat bed truck
40G022
40G014
Tie down points
40E014
If your Lexus is transported by a flat bed, it should be tied
down at locations A and B as shown above.
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Rear emergency towing eyelets
NOTICE
Do not use the rear emergency towing eyelets.
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Tie down angle
40G015–1
If you use chains or wires to tie down your vehicle, the
angles shaded black must be at 45.
(c) Towing with a sling type truck
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NOTICE
Do not tow with a sling type truck, either from the front
or rear. This may cause body damage.
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IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
(d) Emergency towing
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CAUTION
Use extreme caution when towing the vehicle. Avoid
sudden starts or erratic driving maneuvers which would
place excessive stress on the emergency towing eyelet
and towing cable or chain. The eyelet and towing cable
or chain may break and cause serious injury or damage.
NOTICE
If towing is necessary, we recommend you to have it done
by your Lexus dealer or a commercial tow truck service.
If towing service is not available in an emergency, your
vehicle may be temporarily towed by a cable or chain
secured to the emergency towing eyelet. Use extreme
caution when towing the vehicle.
A driver must be in the vehicle to steer it and operate the
brakes.
Towing in this manner may be done only on hard–surfaced
roads for a short distance and at low speeds. Also, the wheels,
axles, drive train, steering and brakes must all be in good
condition.
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Use only a cable or chain specifically intended for use
in towing vehicles. Securely fasten the cable or chain
to the towing eyelet provided.
Before towing, release the parking brake and put the
transmission in ”N”. The ignition key must be in ”ACC” (engine
off) or ”ON” (engine running).
CAUTION
If the engine is not running, the power assist for the
brakes and steering will not work so steering and
braking will be much harder than usual.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
IF YOU CANNOT SHIFT
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
SELECTOR LEVER
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2
Insert your finger, the screwdriver or equivalent into the
hole to push down the shift lock override button. You can
shift the selector lever while pushing the button.
For your safety, keep the brake pedal depressed.
If you cannot shift the selector lever, use the shift lock
override button as follows:
1
Be sure to have the system checked by your Lexus dealer as
soon as possible.
Turn the ignition key to ”LOCK” or ”ACC”. Make sure the
parking brake is applied. Pry up the cover with a
flat–bladed screwdriver or equivalent.
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IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
IF YOU LOSE YOUR KEYS OR
LOCK YOURSELF OUT
You can purchase a new key at your Lexus dealer if you
can give them the key number and master key.
Even if you lose only one key, contact your Lexus dealer to
make a new key. If you lose all your master keys, you cannot
make new keys; the whole engine immobiliser system must be
replaced.
See the suggestion given in “Keys” on page 8.
You can use the wireless remote control system with the new
key. Contact your Lexus dealer for detailed information.
If your keys are locked in the vehicle and you cannot get a
duplicate, many Lexus dealers can still open the door for you,
using their special tools. If you must break a window to get in,
we suggest breaking the smallest side window because it is the
least expensive to replace. Be extremely cautious to avoid
cuts from the glass.
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SECTION
5
MAINTENANCE
Maintenance requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Does your vehicle need repairing? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
For scheduled maintenance information, please refer
to the “Scheduled Maintenance Guide” or “Owner’s
Manual Supplement”.
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MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS
Your Lexus vehicle has been designed for fewer maintenance
requirements with longer service intervals to save both your
time and money. However, each regular maintenance as well
as day–to–day care is more important than ever before to
ensure smooth, trouble–free, safe, and economical driving.
The scheduled maintenance items listed in the “Owner’s
Manual Supplement / Maintenance Schedule” are those
required to be serviced at regular intervals.
It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure the specified
maintenance, including general maintenance services, is
performed. Note that both the new vehicle and emission
control system warranties specify that proper maintenance
and care must be performed. See “Owner’s Guide”, “Owner’s
Manual Supplement” or “Warranty Booklet” for complete
warranty information.
It is recommended that only genuine Lexus parts be used
for maintenance.
General maintenance
You may also elect to have maintenance, replacement, or
repair of the emission control devices and system
performed by any automotive repair establishment or
individual without invalidating this warranty. See
“Owner’s Guide”, “Owner’s Manual Supplement” or
“Warranty Booklet” for complete warranty information.
General maintenance items are those day–to–day care
practices that are important to your vehicle for proper
operation. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that the
general maintenance items are performed regularly.
These checks or inspections can be done either by yourself or
your Lexus dealer.
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Scheduled maintenance
For details of your maintenance schedule, read the “Owner’s
Manual Supplement / Maintenance Schedule”.
The owner may elect to use non–Lexus supplied parts for
replacement purposes without invalidating the emission
control system warranty. However, use of replacement
parts which are not of equivalent quality may impair the
effectiveness of the emission control systems.
MAINTENANCE
Where to go for service?
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Lexus technicians are well–trained specialists and are kept up
to date with the latest service information through technical
bulletins, service tips, and in–dealership training programs.
They are well informed about the operation of all the systems
on your vehicle.
Listed below are the general maintenance items that should be
performed at the intervals specified. It is recommended that
any problem you notice be brought to the attention of your
Lexus dealer or qualified service shop for their advice.
You can be confident that your Lexus dealer’s service
department performs the best job to meet the maintenance
requirements of your vehicle.
CAUTION
Your copy of the repair order is proof that all required
maintenance has been performed for warranty coverage. And
if any problems should arise with your vehicle while under
warranty, your Lexus dealer will promptly take care of it. Again,
be sure to keep a copy of the repair order for any service
performed on your Lexus.
What about do–it–yourself maintenance?
Many of the maintenance items are easy to do yourself, if you
have a little mechanical ability and a few basic automotive
tools. Simple instructions for how to perform them are
presented in Section 6.
If you are a skilled do–it–yourself mechanic, the Lexus service
manuals are recommended. Please be aware that
do–it–yourself maintenance can affect your warranty
coverage. See “Owner ’s Guide”, “Owner ’s Manual
Supplement” or “Warranty Booklet” for the details.
Make these checks only where adequate ventilation can
be obtained if you run the engine.
Vehicle exterior
Items listed below should be performed from time to time,
unless otherwise specified.
Tire pressure
Check the pressure with a gauge every two weeks, or at least
once a month and adjust as shown on the tire pressure label.
See page 271 for additional information.
Tire surface
Check the tires carefully for cuts, damage or excessive wear.
See page 272 for additional information.
Wheel nuts
When checking the tires, make sure to check the nuts for
looseness. Tighten them if necessary.
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Tire rotation
Vehicle interior
Rotate the tires according to the maintenance schedule. (For
scheduled maintenance information, please refer to the
“Owner’s Manual Supplement” or “Maintenance Schedule”.)
See page 272 for additional information.
Items listed below should be checked regularly, e.g. while
performing periodic services, cleaning the vehicle, etc.
Fluid leaks
Make sure the headlight, stop lights, tail lights, turn signal
lights, and other lights are working. Check headlight aim.
Check underneath for leaking fuel, oil, water or other fluid after
the vehicle has been parked for a while. If you smell fuel fumes
or notice any leak, have the cause found and corrected
immediately.
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Lights
Service reminder indicators and warning buzzers
Check that all service reminder indicators and warning
buzzers function properly.
Doors and engine hood
Steering wheel
Check that all doors, including trunk lid, operate smoothly and
all latches lock securely. Make sure the engine hood
secondary latch secures the hood when the primary latch is
released.
Check that it has the specified free play. Be alert for changes
in steering condition, such as hard steering, excessive free
play or strange noise.
MAINTENANCE
Seats
Automatic transmission ”Park” mechanism
Check that all front seat controls such as seat adjusters,
seatback recliner, etc. operate smoothly. Check that the head
restraints move up and down smoothly and that the locks hold
securely in any latched position.
On a safe incline, check that your vehicle is held securely with
the selector lever in ”P” position and all brakes released.
Seat belts
Check that the seat belt system such as buckles, retractors
and anchors operate properly and smoothly. Make sure the
belt webbing is not cut, frayed, worn or damaged.
Engine compartment
Items listed below should be checked from time to time,
e.g. each time when refueling.
Washer fluid
Accelerator pedal
Make sure there is sufficient fluid in the tank. See page 290 for
additional information.
Check the pedal for smooth operation and uneven pedal effort
or catching.
Engine coolant level
Brake pedal
Check the pedal for smooth operation and the proper
clearance and free play. Check the brake booster function.
Brakes
Make sure the coolant level is between the Upper and Lower
lines on the see–through reservoir when the engine is cold.
See page 255 for additional information.
Battery
At a safe place, check that the brakes do not pull to one side
when applied.
Your Lexus has a maintenance free battery. You do not have
to add distilled water. For longer life of the battery, however,
see page 284 for additional information.
Parking brake
Brake fluid level
Check that the lever has the proper travel and that, on a safe
incline, your vehicle is held securely with only the parking
brake applied.
Make sure the brake fluid level is correct. See page 267 for
additional information.
Engine oil level
Check the level on the dipstick with the engine turned off and
the vehicle parked on a level spot. See page 253 for additional
information.
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Power steering fluid level
GS430: Check the level through the reservoir. The level
should be in the ”HOT” or ”COLD” range depending on the fluid
temperature. See page 268 for additional information.
GS300: Check the level on the dipstick. The level should be
in the ”HOT” or ”COLD” range depending on the fluid
temperature. See page 269 for additional information.
DOES YOUR VEHICLE NEED
REPAIRING?
Be on the alert for changes in performance and sounds, and
visual tip–offs that indicate service is needed. Some important
clues are:
Engine missing, stumbling, or pinging
Exhaust system
Appreciable loss of power
If you notice any change in the sound of the exhaust or smell
exhaust fumes, have the cause located and corrected
immediately. (See engine exhaust cautions in Section 3–1.)
Strange engine noises
A fluid leak under the vehicle (however, water dripping from
the air conditioning after use is normal.)
Change in exhaust sound (This may indicate a dangerous
carbon monoxide leak. Drive with the windows open and
have the exhaust system checked immediately.)
Flat–looking tires, excessive tire squeal when cornering,
uneven tire wear
Vehicle pulls to one side when driving straight on a level
road
Strange noises related to suspension movement
Loss of brake effectiveness, spongy feeling brake pedal,
pedal almost touches floors, vehicle pulls to one side when
braking
Engine coolant temperature continually higher than normal
If you notice any of these clues, take your vehicle to your Lexus
dealer as soon as possible. It probably needs adjustment or
repair.
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MAINTENANCE
CAUTION
Do not continue driving with the vehicle unchecked. It
could result in serious vehicle damage and possibly
personal injury.
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MAINTENANCE
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SECTION
6–1
SERVICE PROCEDURES AND
SPECIFICATIONS
Introduction
Vehicle identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine compartment overview (GS430) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine compartment overview (GS300) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Do–it–yourself service precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Positioning the jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parts and tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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237
238
239
240
241
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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION
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The vehicle identification number (VIN) is also on the
Certification Label.
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is the legal
identifier for your vehicle. This number is on the left top
of the instrument panel and can be seen through the
windshield from outside.
This is the primary identification number for your Lexus. It is
used in registering the ownership of your vehicle.
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GS430
GS300
The engine number is stamped on the engine block as
shown.
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT OVERVIEW (GS430)
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1
Engine oil filler cap
2
Engine oil level
dipstick
3
Brake fluid reservoir
4
Fuse box
5
Washer fluid tank
6
Engine coolant
reservoir
7
Power steering fluid
reservoir
8
Fuse box
9
Battery
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT OVERVIEW (GS300)
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1
Engine oil filler cap
2
Engine oil level
dipstick
3
Brake fluid reservoir
4
Fuse box
5
Washer fluid tank
6
Power steering fluid
reservoir
7
Engine coolant
reservoir
8
Fuse box
9
Battery
INTRODUCTION
DO–IT–YOURSELF SERVICE
PRECAUTIONS
If you perform maintenance yourself, be sure to follow the
correct procedure given in this Section.
You should be aware that improper or incomplete servicing
may result in operating problems.
Performing do–it–yourself maintenance during the warranty
period may affect your warranty coverage. Read the separate
Lexus Warranty statement for details and suggestions.
This Section gives instructions only for those items that are
relatively easy for an owner to perform. As explained in
Section 5, there are still a number of items that must be
performed by a qualified technician with special tools.
For information on tools and parts for do–it–yourself
maintenance, see ”Parts and tools” on page 241.
Utmost care should be taken when working on your vehicle to
prevent accidental injury. Here are a few precautions that you
should be especially careful to observe:
CAUTION
When the engine is running, keep hands, clothing,
and tools away from the moving fan and engine drive
belt.
(Removing rings, watches, and ties is
advisable.)
Right after driving, the engine compartment – the
engine, radiator, exhaust manifold and power
steering fluid reservoir, etc. – will be hot. So be
careful not to touch them. Oil and other fluids may
also be hot.
Do not smoke, cause sparks or allow open flames
around fuel or the battery.
Their fumes are
flammable.
Be extremely cautious when working on the battery.
It contains poisonous and corrosive sulfuric acid.
Do not get under your vehicle with just the body jack
supporting it. Always use automotive jack stands or
other solid supports.
Be sure the ignition is off if you work near the electric
cooling fan or radiator grille. With the ignition on, the
electric cooling fan may automatically start to run if
the air conditioning is on and/or if the coolant
temperature is high.
Use eye protection whenever you work on or under
your vehicle where you may be exposed to flying or
falling material, fluid spray, etc.
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INTRODUCTION
POSITIONING THE JACK
NOTICE
Remember that battery and ignition cables carry high
currents or voltages. Be careful of accidentally
causing a short circuit.
Before closing the engine hood, check to see that you
have not forgotten any tools, rags, etc.
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Do not drive with the air cleaner removed, or
excessive engine wear could result. Also backfiring
could cause a fire in the engine compartment.
Do not overfill automatic transmission fluid, or the
transmission could be damaged.
Be careful not to scratch the glass surface with the
wiper frame.
Front
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Rear
When jacking up your vehicle with the jack, position the
jack correctly as shown in the illustrations.
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INTRODUCTION
CAUTION
PARTS AND TOOLS
When jacking, be sure to observe the following to reduce the possibility of personal injury:
Here is a list of parts and tools you will need to perform
do–it–yourself maintenance. Remember all Lexus parts are
designed in metric sizes, so your tools must be metric.
Follow jacking instructions.
Do not put any part of your body under the vehicle
supported by the jack. Personal injury may occur.
Checking the engine oil level
Do not start or run the engine while your vehicle is
supported by the jack.
Use API grade SJ, ”Energy–Conserving” multigrade engine
oil or ILSAC multigrade engine oil. For recommended oil
viscosity, see page 254.
Stop the vehicle on a level firm ground, firmly set the
parking brake and put the transmission in “P” (automatic).
Make sure to set the jack properly in the jack point.
Raising the vehicle with jack improperly positioned
will damage the vehicle or may allow the vehicle to fall
off the jack and cause personal injury.
Never get under the vehicle when the vehicle is supported by the jack alone; use vehicle support stands.
Do not raise the vehicle with someone in the vehicle
When raising the vehicle, do not put an object on or
under the jack.
Parts (if level is low):
Tools:
Rag or paper towel
Funnel (only for adding oil)
Checking the engine coolant level
Parts (if level is low):
“Toyota Long Life Coolant” or equivalent
See ”Checking the engine coolant level” on page 255 for
instructions.
Demineralized or distilled water
Tools:
NOTICE
Funnel (only for adding coolant)
Make sure to place the jack correctly, or your vehicle
may be damaged.
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Checking brake fluid
Checking the cartridge type fuses
Parts (if level is low):
Parts (if replacement is necessary):
FMVSS No. 116 DOT 3 or SAE J1703 brake fluid
Genuine Lexus fuse or equivalent with same amperage
rating as original
Tools:
Funnel (only for adding fluid)
Adding washer fluid
Checking power steering fluid
Parts:
Parts (if level is low):
Automatic transmission fluid DEXRONII or III
Tools:
Rag or paper towel
Funnel (only for adding fluid)
Checking battery condition
Tools:
Warm water
Baking soda
Grease
Conventional wrench (for terminal clamp bolts)
Checking and replacing the blade type fuses
Parts (if replacement is necessary):
Fuse with same amperage rating as original
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Water
Washer fluid containing antifreeze (for winter use)
Tools:
Funnel
SECTION
6–2
SERVICE PROCEDURES AND
SPECIFICATIONS
Engine
Specifications (GS430) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications (GS300) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel pump shut off system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Facts about engine oil consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Used engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the engine oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the engine coolant level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spark plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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246
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250
251
252
253
255
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ENGINE
SPECIFICATIONS (GS430)
– GENERAL
Model
Type
Bore and stroke
Displacement
Valve clearance (engine cold)
Intake
Exhaust
Drive belt tension
3UZ–FE
8 cylinder V type, 4 cycle, gasoline
91.0 X 82.5 mm (3.58 X 3.25 in.)
4293 cm3 (261.9 cu.in.)
0.15 – 0.25 mm (0.006 – 0.010 in.)
0.25 – 0.35 mm (0.010 – 0.014 in.)
Automatic adjustment
– LUBRICATION SYSTEM
Oil capacity
Drain and refill
with filter
without filter
Oil grade
5.2 L (5.5 qt., 4.6 lmp.qt.)
4.9 L (5.2 qt., 4.3 lmp.qt.)
API SJ, ”Energy–Conserving” multigrade engine oil or
ILSAC multigrade engine oil
Recommended oil viscosity (SAE):
62L005–1
Temperature range anticipated before next oil change
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ENGINE
– COOLING SYSTEM
9.0 L (9.5 qt., 7.9 lmp.qt.)
”Toyota Long Life Coolant” or equivalent
With ethylene–glycol type coolant for a proper corrosion
protection of aluminum components
Do not use alcohol type antifreeze or plain water alone.
Capacity
Coolant type
– FUEL
Only UNLEADED
91 (Research octane number 96) or higher
Fuel type
Octane rating
– IGNITION SYSTEM
Spark plug
– Make
DENSO
NGK
– Gap
SK20R11
IFR6A11
1.1 mm (0.043 in.)
– ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Battery
Open voltage at 20C (68F):
Charging rates
12.7V Fully charged
12.3V Half charged
11.9V Discharged
[Voltage that is checked 20 minutes after the key is removed
with all the lights turned off]
5A max.
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ENGINE
SPECIFICATIONS (GS300)
– GENERAL
Model
Type
Bore and stroke
Displacement
Valve clearance (engine cold)
Intake
Exhaust
Drive belt tension
2JZ–GE
6 cylinder in line, 4 cycle, gasoline
86.0 X 86.0 mm (3.39 X 3.39 in.)
2997 cm3 (182.9 cu.in.)
0.15 – 0.25 mm (0.006 – 0.010 in.)
0.25 – 0.35 mm (0.010 – 0.014 in.)
Automatic adjustment
– LUBRICATION SYSTEM
Oil capacity
Drain and refill
with filter
without filter
Oil grade
5.4 L (5.7 qt., 4.8 lmp.qt.)
5.1 L (5.4 qt., 4.5 lmp.qt.)
API SJ, ”Energy–Conserving” multigrade engine oil or
ILSAC multigrade engine oil
Recommended oil viscosity (SAE):
62L005–1
Temperature range anticipated before next oil change
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ENGINE
– COOLING SYSTEM
7.7 L (8.1 qt., 6.8 lmp.qt.)
”Toyota Long Life Coolant” or equivalent
With ethylene–glycol type coolant for a proper corrosion
protection of aluminum components
Do not use alcohol type antifreeze or plain water alone.
Capacity
Coolant type
– FUEL
Only UNLEADED
91 (Research octane number 96) or higher
Fuel type
Octane rating
– IGNITION SYSTEM
Spark plug
– Make
– Gap
DENSO
SK16R–P11
1.1 mm (0.043 in.)
– ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Battery – Open voltage at 20C (68F):
Charging rates
12.7V Fully charged
12.3V Half charged
11.9V Discharged
[Voltage that is checked 20 minutes after the key is removed
with all the lights turned off]
5A max.
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ENGINE
FUEL
Fuel type
Your vehicle must use only unleaded gasoline.
To help prevent gas station mixups, your Lexus has a smaller
fuel tank opening. The special nozzle on pumps with unleaded
fuel will fit it, but the larger standard nozzle on pumps with
leaded gas will not.
At a minimum, the gasoline you use should meet the
specifications of ASTM D4814 in the U.S.A. and CGSB
3.5–M93 in Canada.
Use of unleaded fuel with an octane number or rating lower
than stated above will cause persistent heavy knocking. If
severe, this will lead to engine damage.
If your engine knocks ...
If you detect heavy knocking even when using the
recommended fuel, or if you hear steady knocking while
holding a steady speed on level roads, consult your Lexus
dealer.
However, now and then, you may notice light knocking for a
short time while accelerating or driving up hills. This is no
cause for concern.
Gasoline containing detergent additives
NOTICE
Do not use leaded gasoline. Use of leaded gasoline will
cause the three–way catalytic converter to lose its
effectiveness and the emission control system to
function improperly.
Also, this can increase
maintenance costs.
Octane rating
Select premium unleaded gasoline with an Octane Rating
of 91 (Research Octane Number 96) or higher for optimum
engine performance. However, if such premium type
cannot be obtained, you may temporarily use unleaded
gasoline with an Octane Rating as low as 87 (Research
Octane Number 91).
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Lexus recommends the use of gasoline that contains
detergent additives to avoid build–up of engine deposits.
However, all gasoline sold in the U.S. contains detergent
additives to keep clean and/or clean intake systems.
Quality gasoline
Automotive manufacturers in the U.S., Europe and Japan
have developed a specification for quality fuel named
World–Wide Fuel Charter (WWFC) that is expected to be
applied world wide. The WWFC consists of three
categories that depend on required emission levels. In the
U.S., category 3 has been adopted. The WWFC improves
air quality by providing for better emissions in vehicle
fleets, and customer satisfaction through better vehicle
performance.
ENGINE
Cleaner burning gasoline
Sulfur in gasoline
Cleaner burning gasoline, including reformulated
gasoline that contains oxygenates such as ethanol or
MTBE is available in many areas.
If your vehicle is certified to California Emission
Regulation, the vehicle is designed to operate on
California cleaner burning gasoline (CBG) that contains
lower sulfur. If you cannot use California CBG, your
emission control system may suffer damage and turn on
the Malfunction Indicator Lamp.
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.
Oxygenates in gasoline
Lexus allows the use of oxygenate blended gasoline
where the oxygenate content is up to 10% ethanol or 15%
MTBE. If you use gasohol in your Lexus, be sure that it has
an octane rating no lower than 87.
Lexus does not recommend the use of gasoline containing
methanol.
If the malfunction is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs
may not be covered by your warranty.
Gasoline containing MMT
Some gasoline contain an octane enhancing additive
called MMT (Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese
Tricarbonyl).
Lexus does not recommend the use of gasoline that contains
MMT. If fuel containing MMT is used, your emission control
system may be adversely affected. The Malfunction Indicator
Lamp on the instrument cluster may come on. If this happens,
contact your Lexus dealer for service.
Gasoline quality
In a very few cases, you may experience driveability problems
caused by the particular gasoline that you are using. If you
continue to have unacceptable driveability, try changing
gasoline brands. If this does not rectify your problem, then
consult your Lexus dealer.
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ENGINE
NOTICE
Do not use gasohol other than stated above. It will
cause fuel system damage or vehicle performance
problems.
If drivability problems are encountered (poor hot
starting, vaporizing, engine knock, etc.), discontinue
its use.
Take care not to spill gasohol during refueling.
Gasohol may cause paint damage.
Fuel tank capacity
75 L (19.8 gal., 16.5 lmp.gal.)
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FUEL PUMP SHUT OFF SYSTEM
The fuel pump shut off system stops supplying fuel to the
engine to minimize the risk of fuel leakage when the engine
stalls or an airbag inflates upon collision. To restart the engine
after the fuel pump shut off system activates, turn the ignition
switch to “ACC” or “LOCK” once and start it.
CAUTION
Inspect the ground under the vehicle before restarting
the engine. If you find that liquid has leaked onto the
ground, it is the fuel system that has been damaged and
it is in need of repair. In this case, do not restart the
engine.
ENGINE
FACTS ABOUT ENGINE OIL
CONSUMPTION
The amount of engine oil consumed depends on the
viscosity of the oil, the quality of the oil and the way the
vehicle is driven.
Functions of engine oil
More oil is consumed under driving conditions such as high
speeds and frequent acceleration and deceleration.
Engine oil has the primary function of lubricating and cooling
the inside of the engine, and plays a major role in maintaining
the engine in proper working order.
A new engine consumes more oil, since its pistons, piston rings
and cylinder walls have not become conditioned.
Engine oil consumption
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.
It is normal that an engine should consume some engine
oil during normal engine operation. The causes of oil
consumption in a normal engine are as follows.
Oil is used to lubricate pistons, piston rings and cylinders.
A thin film of oil is left on the cylinder wall when a piston
moves downwards in the cylinder. High negative pressure
generated when the vehicle is decelerating sucks some of
this oil into the combustion chamber. This oil as well as
some part of the oil film left on the cylinder wall is burned by
the high temperature combustion gases during the
combustion process.
For example, if a vehicle is used for repeated short trips and
consumes a normal amount of oil, the dipstick may not show
any drop in the oil level at all, even after 1000 km (600 miles)
or more. This is because the oil is gradually becoming diluted
with fuel or moisture, making it appear that the oil level has not
changed.
The diluting ingredients evaporate out when the vehicle is then
driven at high speeds, as on an expressway, making it appear
that oil is excessively consumed after driving at high speeds.
Oil is also used to lubricate the stems of the intake valves.
Some of this oil is sucked into the combustion chamber
together with the intake air and is burned along with the fuel.
High temperature exhaust gases also burn the oil used to
lubricate the exhaust valve stems.
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ENGINE
Importance of engine oil level check
One of the most important points in proper vehicle
maintenance is to keep the engine oil at the optimum level so
that oil function will not be impaired. Therefore, it is essential
that the oil level be checked regularly. Lexus recommends that
the oil level be checked every time you refuel the vehicle.
NOTICE
Failure to check the oil level regularly could lead to
serious engine trouble due to insufficient oil.
For detailed information on oil level check, see ”Checking the
engine oil level” on page 253.
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USED ENGINE OIL
CAUTION
Used engine oil contains potentially harmful
contaminants which may cause skin disorders such
as inflammation or skin cancer, so care should be
taken to avoid prolonged and repeated contact with
it. To remove used engine oil from your skin, wash
thoroughly with soap and water.
Do not leave used oil within the reach of children.
Dispose of used oil and used oil filters only in a safe
and acceptable manner. Do not dispose of used oil
and used oil filters in household trash, in sewers or
onto the ground. Call your Lexus dealer or a service
station for information concerning recycling or
disposal.
ENGINE
CHECKING THE ENGINE OIL LEVEL
62G006–1
62G005c
1 Add oil
GS430
GS300
With the engine at operating temperature and turned off,
check the oil level on the dipstick.
2 O.K.
3 Too full
4. Pull the dipstick out and look at the oil level on the end. If
it is between the low level mark ( 4 ) and the full level mark
( 5 ), it is O.K.
1. To get a true reading, the vehicle should be on a level spot.
After turning off the engine, wait a few minutes for the oil to
drain back into the bottom of the engine.
2. Pull out the dipstick, and wipe it clean with a rag.
3. Reinsert the dipstick and push it in as far as it will go, or the
reading will not be correct.
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ENGINE
Engine oil selection
Use API SJ, ”Energy–Conserving” multigrade engine oil or
ILSAC multigrade engine oil.
Recommended viscosity (SAE):
62G007d
GS430
62L005–1
GS300
If the oil level is below or only slightly above the low level
mark, add engine oil of the same type as already in the
engine.
Remove the oil filler cap and add engine oil a little at a time,
checking the dipstick. The approximate quantity of oil needed
to fill between the low level mark and the full level mark on the
dipstick is indicated below for reference.
When the level reaches within the correct range, return the
filler cap and turn the cap clockwise until you hear a click.
Oil quantity. L (qt., lmp. qt.)
1.8 (1.9, 1.6)
NOTICE
Avoid overfilling, or the engine could be damaged.
Check the oil level on the dipstick once again after
adding the oil.
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Temperature range anticipated before next oil change
SAE 5W–30 is the best choice for your vehicle, for good
fuel economy, and good starting in cold weather.
If you use SAE 10W–30 engine oil in extremely low
temperatures, the engine may become difficult to start, so
SAE 5W–30 engine oil is recommended.
ENGINE
Oil identification marks
62L006–1
API Service Symbol
CHECKING THE ENGINE COOLANT
LEVEL
62G004–1
ILSAC Certification Mark
Either or both API registered marks are added to some oil
containers to help you select the oil you should use.
1 Reservoir cap
The API Service Symbol is located anywhere on the outside
of the container.
Look at the see–through coolant reservoir when the
engine is cold. The coolant level is satisfactory if it is
between the”FULL” and ”LOW” lines on the reservoir. If
the level is low, add ethylene–glycol type coolant for a
proper corrosion protection of aluminum components.
The top portion of the label shows the oil quality by API
(American Petroleum Institute) designation such as SJ.
The center portion of the label shows the SAE viscosity
grade such as SAE 5W–30. ”Energy–Conserving”, shown
in the lower portion, indicates that the oil has fuel–saving
capabilities.
The ILSAC (International Lubricant Standardization and
Approval Committee) Certification Mark is displayed on the
front of the container.
2 Upper line
3 Lower line
The coolant level in the reservoir will vary with engine
temperature. However, if the level is on or below the ”LOW”
line, add coolant. Bring the level up to the ”FULL” line.
Always use ethylene–glycol type coolant for a proper corrosion
protection of aluminum components. See information in the
next column.
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ENGINE
If the coolant level drops within a short time after replenishing,
there may be a leak in the system. Visually check the radiator,
hoses, engine coolant filler cap, radiator cap and drain cock
and water pump.
If you can find no leak, have your Lexus dealer test the cap
pressure and check for leaks in the cooling system.
CAUTION
To prevent burning yourself, do not remove the radiator
cap when the engine is hot.
Coolant type selection
Use of improper coolants may damage your engine cooling
system. Your coolant must contain ethylene–glycol type
coolant for a proper corrosion protection of your engine that
contains aluminum components. Use ”Toyota Long Life
Coolant” or equivalent.
In addition to preventing freezing and subsequent damage to
the engine, this type of coolant will also prevent corrosion.
Further supplemental inhibitors or additives are neither
needed nor recommended.
Read the coolant container for information on freeze
protection. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for how much
to mix with plain water (preferably demineralized water or
distilled water). The total capacity of the cooling system is
given on page 245 or 247.
We recommend to use 50% solution for your Lexus, to provide
protection down to about –35C (–31F). When it is extremely
cold, to provide protection down to about –50C (–58F), 60%
solution is recommended. Do not use more than 70% solution
for better coolant performance.
NOTICE
Do not use alcohol type antifreeze or plain water alone.
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ENGINE
SPARK PLUGS
62g021a
62R031c
GS300
Your engine is fitted with the designated iridium–tipped
spark plugs.
GS430
Your engine is fitted with iridium–tipped spark plugs.
NOTICE
NOTICE
Use only iridium–tipped spark plugs and do not adjust
gaps for your engine performance and smooth
drivability.
Use the designated iridium–tipped spark plugs and do
not adjust gaps for your engine performance and
smooth drivability.
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ENGINE
258
SECTION
6–3
SERVICE PROCEDURES AND
SPECIFICATIONS
Chassis
Specifications (GS430) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications (GS300) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking power steering fluid (GS430) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking power steering fluid (GS300) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking tire pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rotating tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking and replacing tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing snow tires and chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aluminum wheel precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Suspension and chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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263
267
268
269
271
272
272
275
276
277
277
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CHASSIS
SPECIFICATIONS (GS430)
– AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Fluid capacity
Drain and refill
Fluid type
1.8 L (1.9 qt., 1.5 lmp.qt.)
Automatic transmission fluid Type T – IV*
– DIFFERENTIAL
Oil capacity
Oil type
Oil viscosity
*Change automatic transmission fluid only as necessary.
Generally, it is necessary to change automatic transmission
fluid only if your vehicle is driven under one of the Special
Operating Conditions listed in your “Owner ’s Manual
Supplement / Maintenance Schedule”. When changing the
automatic transmission fluid, use only Toyota Genuine ATF
Type T–IV (ATF JWS3309 or NWS6500) to aid in assuring
optimum transmission performance.
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1.35 L (1.42 qt., 1.19 lmp.qt.)
Hypoid gear oil API GL–5
Above –18C (0F): SAE 90
Below –18C (0F): SAE 80W or SAE 80W–90
NOTICE
Using automatic transmission fluid other than Toyota
Genuine ATF Type T–IV may cause deterioration in shift
quality, locking up of your transmission accompanied
by vibration, and ultimately damage the automatic
transmission of your vehicle.
CHASSIS
– BRAKES
Pedal clearance *1
Pedal free play
Brake pad wear limit
Parking brake lining wear limit
Parking brake adjustment *2
Fluid type
93 mm (3.7 in.) Min.
0.2 – 2 mm (0.008 – 0.08 in.)
1.0 mm (0.04 in.)
1.0 mm (0.04 in.)
7 – 9 clicks
SAE J1703 or FMVSS No. 116 DOT 3
*1Minimum pedal clearance when depressed with the force of 196 N (20 kgf, 44 lbf.) with the engine running
*2Parking brake adjustment when depressed with the force of 294 N (30 kgf, 66.1 lbf.)
– STEERING
Free play
Power steering fluid
Less than 30 mm (1.2 in.)
Automatic transmission fluid DEXRONII or III
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CHASSIS
– TIRES AND WHEELS
Tire size
Tire inflation pressure
Recommended cold tire inflation pressure
225/55R16 94V
235/45ZR17
Wheel size
Wheel nut torque
Type A: 225/55R16 94V
Type B: 235/45ZR17
Front 220 kPa (2.2 kgf/cm2 or bar, 32 psi)
Rear 220 kPa (2.2 kgf/cm2 or bar, 32 psi)
Front 230 kPa (2.3 kgf/cm2 or bar, 33 psi)
Rear 230 kPa (2.3 kgf/cm2 or bar, 33 psi)
For sustained high speeds above 160 km/h (100 mph), in
countries where such speeds are permitted by law, add 70
kPa (0.8 kgf/cm2, 0.7 bar, 10 psi) to the front tires and rear
tires, but never exceed the maximum cold tire pressure
molded on the tire sidewall.
Type A: 16 x 7 1/2 JJ
Type B: 17 x 8 JJ
103 N·m (10.5 kgf·m, 76 ft·lbf.)
NOTE: For complete information on tires (e.g. replacing tires or replacing wheels), see “Checking tire pressure” through “Aluminum
wheel precautions” on page 271 through 277.
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CHASSIS
SPECIFICATIONS (GS300)
– AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Fluid capacity
Drain and refill
Fluid type
2.0 L (2.1 qt., 1.8 lmp.qt.)
Automatic transmission fluid Type T – IV*
– DIFFERENTIAL
Oil capacity
Oil type
Oil viscosity
*Change automatic transmission fluid only as necessary.
Generally, it is necessary to change automatic transmission
fluid only if your vehicle is driven under one of the Special
Operating Conditions listed in your “Owner ’s Manual
Supplement / Maintenance Schedule”. When changing the
automatic transmission fluid, use only Toyota Genuine ATF
Type T–IV (ATF JWS3309 or NWS6500) to aid in assuring
optimum transmission performance.
1.35 L (1.42 qt., 1.19 lmp.qt.)
Hypoid gear oil API GL–5
Above –18C (0F): SAE 90
Below –18C (0F): SAE 80W or SAE 80W–90
NOTICE
Using automatic transmission fluid other than Toyota
Genuine ATF Type T–IV may cause deterioration in shift
quality, locking up of your transmission accompanied
by vibration, and ultimately damage the automatic
transmission of your vehicle.
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CHASSIS
– BRAKES
Pedal clearance *1
Pedal free play
Brake pad wear limit
Parking brake lining wear limit
Parking brake adjustment *2
Fluid type
93 mm (3.7 in.) Min.
0.2 – 2 mm (0.008 – 0.08 in.)
1.0 mm (0.04 in.)
1.0 mm (0.04 in.)
7 – 9 clicks
SAE J1703 or FMVSS No. 116 DOT 3
*1Minimum pedal clearance when depressed with the force of 196 N (20 kgf, 44 lbf.) with the engine running
*2Parking brake adjustment when depressed with the force of 294 N (30 kgf, 66.1 lbf.)
– STEERING
Free play
Power steering fluid
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Less than 30 mm (1.2 in.)
Automatic transmission fluid DEXRONII or III
CHASSIS
– TIRES AND WHEELS (Type A)
Tire size
Tire inflation pressure
Recommended cold tire inflation pressure
P215/60R16 94V
Wheel size
Wheel nut torque
P215/60R16 94V
Front 210 kPa (2.1 kgf/cm2 or bar, 30 psi)
Rear 210 kPa (2.1 kgf/cm2 or bar, 30 psi)
For sustained high speeds above 160 km/h (100 mph), in
countries where such speeds are permitted by law, add 90
kPa (1.0 kgf/cm2, 0.9 bar, 13 psi) to the front tires and rear
tires, but never exceed the maximum cold tire pressure
molded on the tire sidewall.
16 x 7 1/2 JJ
103 N·m (10.5 kgf·m, 76 ft·lbf.)
NOTE: For complete information on tires (e.g. replacing tires or replacing wheels), see “Checking tire pressure” through “Aluminum
wheel precautions” on page 271 through 277.
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CHASSIS
– TIRES AND WHEELS (Type B)
Tire size
Tire inflation pressure
Recommended cold tire inflation pressure
225/55R16 94V
Wheel size
Wheel nut torque
225/55R16 94V
Front 220 kPa (2.2 kgf/cm2 or bar, 32 psi)
Rear 220 kPa (2.2 kgf/cm2 or bar, 32 psi)
For sustained high speeds above 160 km/h (100 mph), in
countries where such speeds are permitted by law, add 80
kPa (0.9 kgf/cm2, 0.8 bar, 12 psi) to the front tires and rear
tires, but never exceed the maximum cold tire pressure
molded on the tire sidewall.
16 x 7 1/2 JJ
103 N·m (10.5 kgf·m, 76 ft·lbf.)
NOTE: For complete information on tires (e.g. replacing tires or replacing wheels), see “Checking tire pressure” through “Aluminum
wheel precautions” on page 271 through 277.
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CHASSIS
CHECKING BRAKE FLUID
If you do not follow the procedure above, the reservoir may
overflow.
Use only newly opened brake fluid. Once opened, brake fluid
absorbs moisture from the air, and excess moisture can cause
a dangerous loss of braking efficiency.
63G002a
CAUTION
Take care when filling the reservoir 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 feel uncomfortable
with your eyes, go to the doctor.
To check the fluid level, simply look at the see–through
reservoir. The level should be between the ”MAX” and
”MIN” lines on the tank.
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.
NOTICE
If you spill some of the fluid, be sure to wipe it off to
prevent it from damaging the parts or paintwork.
If the reservoir needs frequent refilling, it may indicate a
serious mechanical problem.
If the level is low, add FMVSS No.116 DOT 3 or SAE J1703
brake fluid to the brake reservoir.
Refilling brake fluid:
1. Turn the ignition switch off.
2. Depress the brake pedal more than 40 times.
3. Remove the reservoir cap by hand. Add brake fluid up to the
”MAX” line.
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CHASSIS
CHECKING POWER STEERING
FLUID (GS430)
63G006–1
63G003–1
1 If hot O.K. 2 If hot add
4 If cold add
Check the fluid level through the reservoir. If necessary,
add automatic transmission fluid DEXRONII or III.
If the vehicle has been driven around 80 km/h (50 mph) for 20
minutes (a little more in frigid temperatures), the fluid is hot
(60C – 80C or 140F – 175F). You may also check the level
when the fluid is cold (about room temperature, 10C – 30C
or 50F – 85F) if the engine has not been run for about five
hours.
3 If cold O.K.
Clean all dirt off the reservoir and look at the fluid level. If the
fluid is cold, the level should be in the ”COLD” range. Similarly,
if it is hot, the fluid level should be in the ”HOT” range. If the
level is at the low side of the appropriate range, add automatic
transmission fluid DEXRONII or III to bring the level within
the range.
To remove the reservoir cap, turn it counterclockwise and lift
up. To reinstall it, turn it clockwise. After replacing the reservoir
cap, visually check the steering box case, vane pump and hose
connections for leaks or damage.
CAUTION
The reservoir may be hot so be careful not to burn
yourself.
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CHASSIS
NOTICE
Avoid overfilling, or the power steering could be
damaged.
CHECKING POWER STEERING
FLUID (GS300)
63G004–1
Check the fluid level on the dipstick. If necessary, add
automatic transmission fluid DEXRONII or III.
If the vehicle has been driven around 80 km/h (50 mph) for 20
minutes (a little more in frigid temperatures), the fluid is hot
(60C – 80C or 140F – 175F). You may also check the level
when the fluid is cold (about room temperature, 10C – 30C
or 50F – 85F) if the engine has not been run for about five
hours.
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CHASSIS
CAUTION
The reservoir may be hot so be careful not to burn
yourself.
63L003–1
NOTICE
Avoid overfilling, or the power steering could be
damaged.
1 If cold O.K.
2 If hot O.K.
3 Add fluid
1. Clean all dirt off the reservoir.
2. Remove the reservoir cap by turning it counterclockwise
and wipe the dipstick clean.
3. Reinstall the reservoir cap.
4. Remove the reservoir cap again and look at the fluid level.
If the fluid is cold, the level should be in the ”COLD” range on
the dipstick. Similarly, if it is hot, the fluid level should be in the
”HOT” range. If the level is at the low side of either range, add
automatic transmission fluid DEXRONII or III to bring the
level within the range.
5. After replacing the reservoir cap, visually check the steering
box case, vane pump and hose connections for leaks or
damage.
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CHASSIS
CHECKING TIRE PRESSURE
High tire pressure produces a harsh ride, handling problems,
excessive wear at the center of the tire tread, and a greater
possibility of tire damage from road hazards.
The following instructions for checking tire pressure should be
observed:
63G005
The pressure should be checked 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 1.5 km or 1 mile
since, you will get an accurate cold tire pressure reading.
Always use a tire pressure gauge. The appearance of the
tire can be misleading. Besides, tire pressures that are
even just a few pounds off can degrade ride and handling.
The recommended cold tire pressures, tire size and the
vehicle capacity weight are given on the label.
Do not bleed or reduce tire pressure after driving. It is
normal for the tire pressure to be higher after driving.
You should check the tire pressures every two weeks, or at
least once a month. And don’t forget the spare! The pressure
for the spare tire should be the same with that for the standard
tire. (See page 262 or 265.) Incorrect tire pressure can reduce
tire life and make your vehicle less safe to drive.
Never exceed the vehicle capacity weight. The
passengers and luggage weight should be located so that
the vehicle is balanced.
Low tire pressure results in excessive wear, poor handling,
reduced fuel economy, and the possibility of blowouts from
overheated tires. Also, low tire pressure can cause poor
sealing of the tire bead. If the tire pressure is excessively low,
there is the possibility of wheel deformation and/or tire
separation. So keep your tire pressures at the proper level.
If a tire needs frequent refilling, have it checked by your Lexus
dealer.
Be sure to reinstall the tire valve caps. Without the valve
caps, dirt or moisture could get into the valve core and
cause air leakage. If the caps have been lost, have new
ones put on as soon as possible.
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CHASSIS
ROTATING TIRES
CHECKING AND REPLACING TIRES
When to replace your tires
63L008-1
63G001
To equalize tire wear and help extend tire life, Lexus
recommends that you rotate your tires according to the
maintenance schedule. (For scheduled maintenance
information, please refer to the “Owner ’s Manual
Supplement” or “Maintenance Schedule”.) However, the
most appropriate timing for tire rotation may vary
according to your driving habits and road surface
conditions.
The wheel assemblies must be rotated as illustrated above.
When rotating tires, check for uneven wear and damage.
Abnormal wear is usually caused by incorrect tire pressure,
improper wheel alignment, out–of balance wheels, or severe
braking.
Before storing radial, snow or studded tires, mark the direction
of rotation and be sure to install them in the same direction
when using them again. Tires should be stored in a cool dry
place.
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1 New tread 2 Tread wear indicator
3 Worn tread
Replace the tires when the tread wear indicators show.
The location of the tread wear indicators is shown by the
”TWI” or ”∆” marks molded on the sidewall of each tire.
The tires on your Lexus have built–in tread wear indicators to
help you know when the tires need replacement. When the
tread depth wears to 1.6 mm (0.06 in.) or less, the indicators
will appear. If you can see the indicators in two or more
adjacent grooves, the tire should be replaced.
CHASSIS
Vehicles equipped with 235/45ZR17 tires: Your Lexus has
been fitted with specially developed tires which provide
exceptional dynamic performance under general road
conditions. However your riding comfort may worsen a little
and road noise may increase during driving. You may also
notice that your tires will wear more rapidly and tire grip
performance will be reduced on the snowy and/or icy roads
when compared to standard tires. Be sure to have snow tires
or tire chains on the snowy and/or icy roads and drive carefully
with the speed appropriate for road conditions.
Uniform tire quality grading
The effectiveness of snow tires is lost if the tread wears
down below 4 mm (0.16 in.).
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
If you have tire damage such as cuts, splits, cracks deep
enough to expose the fabric, or bulges indicating internal
damage, the tire should be replaced.
If a tire often goes flat or cannot be properly repaired due to the
size or location of a cut or other damage, it should be replaced.
If you are not sure, consult with your Lexus dealer.
If an air loss occurs while driving, do not continue driving with
a deflated tire. Driving even a short distance can damage a tire
beyond repair.
Any tires which are over 6 years old must be checked by
a qualified technician even if damage is not obvious.
Tires deteriorate with age even if they have never or seldom
been used.
This also applies to the spare tire and tires stored for future
use.
This information has been prepared in accordance with
regulations issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
It provides the purchasers and/or prospective purchasers
of Lexus vehicles with information on uniform tire quality
grading.
Your Lexus dealer will help answer any questions you may
have as you read this information.
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.
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CHASSIS
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. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent
higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than
the minimum required by law.
Warning: The temperature grades for this tire are established
for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either
separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and
possible tire failure.
Tire selection
When replacing a tire, use only the same size and
construction as originally installed and with the same or
greater load capacity.
Using any other size or type of tire may seriously affect
handling, ride, speedometer/odometer calibration, ground
clearance, and clearance between the body and tires or snow
chains.
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Do not mix radial, belted, or conventional tires on your
vehicle.
Do not use tires or wheels other than the manufacturer’s
recommended size.
It can cause dangerous handling characteristics, resulting in
loss of control. If you need to change from conventional tires
to radial tires or vice versa, replace them as a set.
CHASSIS
INSTALLING SNOW TIRES AND
CHAINS
When to use snow tires or chains
Snow tires or chains are recommended when driving on
snow or ice.
On wet or dry roads, conventional or radial tires provide better
traction than snow or studded tires.
Snow tire selection
If you need snow tires, select the same size, construction
and load capacity as the original tires on your Lexus.
Do not use tires other than stated above. Since your vehicle
has radial tires as original equipment, make sure your snow
tires also have radial construction. Do not install studded tires
without first checking local regulations for possible restrictions.
Snow tire installation
Snow tires should be installed on all wheels.
Installing snow tires on the rear wheels only can lead to an
excessive difference in road grip capability between the front
and rear tires which could cause loss of vehicle control.
CAUTION
Do not drive with the snow tires incorrectly inflated.
Never drive over 120 km/h (75 mph) with any type of
snow tires.
Tire chain selection
Regulations regarding the use of tire chains vary
according to location or type of road. Always check the
local regulations before installing chains.
Use SAE Class ”S” type radial tire chains, with the exception
of radial cable chains or V–bar type chains.
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CHASSIS
REPLACING WHEELS
Chain installation
Install the chains on the rear tires as tightly as possible.
Do not use tire chains on the front tires. Retighten chains
after driving 0.5 – 1.0 km (1/4 – 1/2 mile).
When installing chains on your tires, carefully follow the
instructions of the chain manufacturer.
CAUTION
Do not exceed 50 km/h (30 mph) or the chain
manufacturer’s
recommended
speed
limit,
whichever is lower.
Drive carefully avoiding bumps, holes, and sharp
turns, which may cause the vehicle to bounce.
Avoid sharp turns or locked–wheel braking, as use of
chains may adversely affect vehicle handling.
When driving with chains installed, be sure to drive
carefully. Slow down before entering the curves to
avoid losing control of the vehicle. Otherwise an
accident may occur.
When to replace your wheels
If you have wheel damage such as bends, cracks or heavy
corrosion, the wheel should be replaced.
If you fail to replace damaged wheels, the tire may slip off the
wheel or cause loss of handling control.
Replacement with used wheels is not recommended as they
may have been subjected to rough treatment or high mileage
and could fail without warning. Also, bent wheels which have
been straightened may have hidden structural damage and
therefore should not be used. Never use an inner tube in a
leaking wheel which is designed for a tubeless tire.
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.
Correct replacement wheels are available at your Lexus
dealer.
A wheel of a different size or type may adversely affect
handling, wheel and bearing life, brake cooling,
speedometer/odometer calibration, stopping ability, headlight
aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance, and tire or snow
chain clearance to the body and chassis.
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ALUMINUM WHEEL PRECAUTIONS
When installing aluminum wheels, check that the wheel
nuts are tight after driving your vehicle the first 1600 km
(1000 miles).
If you have rotated, repaired, or changed your tires, check
that the wheel nuts are still tight after driving 1600 km (1000
miles).
When using tire chains, be careful not to damage the
aluminum wheels.
Use only the Lexus wheel nuts and wrench designed for
your aluminum wheels.
When balancing your wheels, use only Lexus balance
weights or equivalent and a plastic or rubber hammer.
As with any wheel, periodically check your aluminum
wheels for damage. If damaged, replace immediately.
SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
CAUTION
Do not modify the suspension/chassis with lift kits,
spacers, springs, etc. It can cause dangerous handling
characteristics, resulting in loss of control.
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CHASSIS
278
SECTION
6–4
SERVICE PROCEDURES AND
SPECIFICATIONS
Electrical components
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking battery condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery recharging precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking and replacing the blade type fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the cartridge type fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the headlight aim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing light bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
280
284
286
287
289
290
291
293
279
ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
SPECIFICATIONS
– FUSES
– FUSE LOCATION
64G015a
64G004a
Driver’s side kick panel
64G014a
1
2
3
4
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Engine compartment
Passenger’s side kick panel
Driver’s side kick panel
Engine compartment
Passenger’s side kick panel
ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
64G013d
Engine compartment
64G026d
Engine compartment
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ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
No.
FUSE
AMPERE
1
WASHER
20
Windshield washer
2
FR FOG
15
Fog lights
3
10
Tail lights, Side marker lights,
License plate lights,
Parking lights
4
GAUGE
10
Back–up lights, Gauges and
meters, service reminder
indicators and buzzers
5
FUEL OPN
10
Fuel filler door opener
6
D FR
DOOR
20
7
PANEL
8
HEATER
9
SRS–B
FUSE
AMPERE
CIRCUIT
15
CIG
15
Cigarette lighter, Power outlet
16
ECU–IG
15
Power window, Door lock
system, Wireless remote
control, Theft deterrent system
17
STARTER
5
Starting system
18
IGN
5
Power window system,
Door lock system,
Wireless remote control
19
D RR
DOOR
20
7.5
Emergency flashers,
Headlight cleaner
Power window system,
Door lock system,
Wireless remote control
20
RR FOG
10
No circuit
10
Air conditioning
21
MIR HTR
10
Outside rear view mirror
5
Gauges and meters, service
reminder indicators and
warning buzzers
22
S/ROOF
25
Moon roof
23
P FR
DOOR
20
Power window system,
Door lock system,
Wireless remote control
24
P P/SEAT
30
Power seat system,
Tilt and telescopic steering
25
DOME
10
Interior lights, Personal lights,
Vanity lights, Trunk light, Clock
26
SEAT HTR
20
Seat heater
D P/SEAT
30
11
RADIO
NO.2
15
12
WIPER
25
Windshield wipers
13
OBD
7.5
On–board diagnosis
15
Stop lights,
Anti–lock brake system,
Traction control system
STOP
No.
Multiport fuel injection
system/sequential multiport fuel
injection system, SRS,
Anti–lock brake system,
Vehicle skid control system,
Cruise control system
10
14
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TAIL
CIRCUIT
Power seat system
Audio, Shift lock system
ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
No.
FUSE
AMPERE
27
4WS
25
No circuit
28
TV
15
No circuit
29
ECU–B2
5
Power seat system
30
P RR
DOOR
20
Power window system,
Door lock system,
Wireless remote control
20
31
ECU–B1
CIRCUIT
No.
FUSE
AMPERE
CIRCUIT
38
EFI
25
Multiport fuel injection
system/sequential multiport fuel
injection system, Emission
control system
39
ALT–S
5
Charging system
40
RADIO
NO.1
30
Power window system,
Door lock system,
Wireless remote control,
Theft deterrent system, Trunk
lid opener, Interior lights,
Personal lights, Clock,
Headlight cleaner
41
DRL NO.2
30
Daytime running light system
42
DRL NO.1
30
Daytime running light system
43
H–LP L
LWR
15
44
H–LP R
LWR
15
Right–hand headlight (low
beam)
45
H–LP R
UPR
15
Right–hand headlight (high
beam)
15
Left–hand headlight (high
beam)
32
MPX–B
10
Power window system,
Door lock system,
Wireless remote control,
Theft deterrent system,
Trunk lid opener
33
HORN
10
Horn
46
H–LP L
UPR
34
ETCS
15
Electronic throttle control
system
SPARE
35
AM2
15
Starting system, Multiport fuel
injection system/sequential
multiport fuel injection system
36
TEL
15
No circuit
37
TURN–HAZ
10
Turn signal lights
Audio
Left–hand headlight (low beam)
Spare fuse
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ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
CHECKING BATTERY CONDITION
Precautions
CAUTION
BATTERY PRECAUTIONS
The battery produces flammable and explosive
hydrogen gas.
Do not cause a spark by contacting the battery
terminals with tools.
Do not smoke or light a match near the battery.
The electrolyte contains poisonous and corrosive
sulfuric acid.
Avoid contact with eyes, skin or clothes.
Never inhale or swallow electrolyte.
Wear protective safety glasses when working near
the battery.
Keep children away from the battery.
EMERGENCY MEASURES
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
medical office.
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If electrolyte gets on your skin, thoroughly wash the
contacted area. If you feel a pain or burn, get medical
attention immediately.
If electrolyte gets on your clothes, there is a
possibility of its soaking through to your skin, so
immediately take off the exposed 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. Then go
immediately for emergency help.
ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
Checking battery exterior
NOTICE
Make sure the engine and all accessories are turned
off before performing maintenance.
64G001a
When checking the battery, remove the ground cable
first and reinstall it last.
Be careful not to cause a short circuit with tools.
Take care no solution gets into the battery when
washing it.
1 Terminals
2 Hold–down clamp
Check the battery for corroded or loose connections,
cracks, or loose hold–down clamps.
1. If the battery is corroded, wash it off with a solution of warm
water and baking soda. Coat the terminals with grease to
prevent further corrosion.
2. If the connections are loose, tighten the clamp bolts – but do
not overtighten.
3. Tighten the hold–down clamp only enough to keep the
battery firmly in place. Overtightening may damage the battery
case.
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ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
Checking battery fluid
Checking by hydrometer
BATTERY RECHARGING
PRECAUTIONS
During recharging, the battery is producing hydrogen
gas.
Therefore, before recharging:
64G003a
Check the battery condition by the hydrometer color.
1
BLUE – Good condition.
2
WHITE – Charging necessary. Have the battery checked
by your Lexus dealer.
3
RED – Have the battery checked by your Lexus dealer.
1. If recharging with the battery installed on the vehicle, be
sure to disconnect the ground cable.
2. Make sure the power switch on the recharger is off when
connecting the charger cables to the battery and when
disconnecting them.
CAUTION
Always charge the battery in an unconfined area. Do
not charge the battery in a garage or closed room
where there is not sufficient ventilation.
Only do a slow charge (5 A or less). Charging at a
quicker rate is dangerous. The battery may explode
causing personal injuries.
NOTICE
Do not refill the battery with water.
NOTICE
Never recharge the battery while the engine is running.
Also, be sure all accessories are turned off.
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ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
CHECKING AND REPLACING THE
BLADE TYPE FUSES
64G005–2
64G006a
Engine compartment
1 Spare fuses
2 Pull–out tool
Driver’s side kick panel
64G027
64G017
Engine compartment
1. Turn the ignition switch off and open the fuse box lid.
Passenger’s side kick panel
Determine which fuse may be causing the problem. The lid of
the fuse box shows the name of the circuit for each fuse.
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ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
64L013
2. Make sure the inoperative component is turned off. Pull
the suspected fuse straight out with the pull–out tool and
check it. If it has blown, push a new fuse into the clips.
64G008
Good
Blown
a. Look carefully at the fuse. If the thin wire is broken, the fuse
has blown. If you are not sure or if it is too dark to see, try
replacing the suspected fuse with one of the same value that
you know is good.
b. Install only a fuse with the amperage rating designated on
the fuse box lid.
If you do not have a spare fuse, in an emergency you can pull
out the ”CIG”, ”RAD NO.1” or ”OBD” fuse, which may be
dispensable for normal driving, and use it if its amperage rating
is the same.
If you cannot use one of the same amperage, use one lower
than, but as close as possible to, the amperage. If the
amperage is lower than that specified, the fuse might blow out
again but this does not indicate anything wrong. Be sure to get
the correct fuse as soon as possible and return the substitute
to its original clips.
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ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
It is a good idea to purchase a set of spare fuses and keep them
in your vehicle for emergencies.
If the new fuse immediately blows out, there is a problem with
the electrical system. Have your Lexus dealer correct it as
soon as possible.
CHECKING THE CARTRIDGE TYPE
FUSES
CAUTION
64G019–1
Never use a fuse with a higher amperage rating, or any
other object, in place of a fuse. This may cause
extensive damage and possibly a fire.
1 Good
2 Melted
If the headlights or other electrical components do not
work and the blade type fuses are O.K., check the
cartridge type fuses. If any of the cartridge type fuses are
blown, they must be replaced.
If there is an overload in the circuits from the battery, the fuses
are designed to blow before the entire wiring harness is
damaged.
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ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
CAUTION
ADDING WASHER FLUID
Always use a genuine Lexus fuse or equivalent for
replacement. Never install an ordinary wire – even for
a temporary fix. This may cause extensive damage and
possibly a fire.
NOTICE
64G009
Before replacing the fuses, have the cause of electrical
overload determined and repaired by your Lexus dealer.
If the washer tank becomes nearly empty, add washer
fluid.
You may use plain water as washer fluid. However, in cold
areas where temperatures range below the freezing point, use
washer fluid containing antifreeze. This product is available at
your Lexus dealer and most auto parts stores. Follow the
manufacturer’s directions for how much to mix with water.
NOTICE
Do not use engine antifreeze or any other substitute
because it may damage your vehicle’s paint.
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ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
CHECKING THE HEADLIGHT AIM
64G020b
1 Beam angle gauge (vertical movement)
2 Beam angle gauge (horizontal movement)
Adjusting the headlight aiming
64g059
1 Adjusting bolt A
2 Adjusting bolt B
Before checking the headlight aim:
1. Be sure that the body around the headlight is not deformed.
2. Park the vehicle on a level spot.
3. The driver gets into the driver’s seat and puts the vehicle in
a state readying for a driving (with a full tank).
4. Bounce the vehicle several times.
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ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
64G021a
1 Bubble
2 Acceptable range
Vertical movement gauge: The bubble of the gauge should
not deviate from the center of the gauge by more than 2 marks
to either side of the gauge.
If the bubble is out of the acceptable range of the beam angle
gauge, adjust it using bolt A.
64G022a
1 Mark
2 Acceptable range
Horizontal movement gauge: The mark should not deviate
by more than one mark to either side of the gauge.
If the edge of the lens does not match “0” mark, adjust the lens
using bolt B.
If the error is over the value specified above, take the vehicle
to your Lexus dealer to adjust the headlight aim.
After adjusting the headlight in the vertical direction, check that
the light has been shifted from the adjusted position in the
horizontal direction.
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ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
REPLACING LIGHT BULBS
The illustration on the following pages show the locations of
light bulbs. If it is necessary to replace a bulb, take your vehicle
to your Lexus dealer as soon as possible. Use bulbs with the
bulb numbers and wattage ratings given in the table.
CAUTION
The inside of the lens of exterior lights such as headlights may
temporarily fog up when the lense becomes wet in the rain or
in a car wash. This is not a problem because the fogging is
caused by the temperature difference between the outside and
inside of the lens, just like the windshield fogged up in the rain.
However, if there is a large drop of water on the inside of the
lens, or if there is water pooled inside the light, contact your
Lexus dealer.
Do not disassemble, repair or take apart the low beam
headlight bulbs, connector, power supply circuits
and rotated components. Or you may be injured by
electric shocks. Call your dealer when the headlights
fail to work or have to be replaced or disposed of.
Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and
require special handling. They can burst or shatter if
scratched or dropped. Hold a bulb only by its plastic
or metal case. Do not touch the glass part of a bulb
with bare hands.
NOTICE
Only use a bulb of the listed type.
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ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
LIGHT LOCATION
64G075
64G023a
Light Bulbs
294
W
Type
1
Trunk light
194
3.8
D
2
High mounted stoplight
–––
5
D
3
Tail/stop light
–––
5/21
D
D
4
Tail light
–––
5
D
60
A
5
Rear turn signal light
–––
21
D
–––
5
D
6
Back–up light
921
16
D
Fog light
HB4
51
C
7
Tail/stop light
–––
5/21
D
Front side marker light
194
3.8
D
8
License plate light
–––
5
D
Light Bulbs
Bulb No.
W
Headlight (Low beam)
Discharge bulb
Halogen bulb
D2R
HB4
35
51
B
C
2
Front turn signal light
1156
21
3
Headlight (High beam)
HB3
4
Parking light
5
6
1
Bulb No.
Type
ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
64G059
Light Bulbs
Bulb No.
W
Type
1
Front personal lights
–––
8
F
2
Vanity lights
–––
3
E
3
Front interior lights
–––
8
E
4
Rear personal lights
–––
5
F
5
Door courtesy lights
194
3.8
D
6
Foot lights
–––
1.4
D
7
Glove box light
–––
1.2
D
A:
B:
C:
D:
E:
F:
HB3 halogen bulbs
D2R discharge bulbs
HB4 halogen bulbs
Wedge base bulbs
Double end bulbs
Single end bulbs
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ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
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SECTION
6–5
SERVICE PROCEDURES AND
SPECIFICATIONS
Body
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protecting your vehicle from corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing and waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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299
300
302
297
BODY
SPECIFICATIONS
– DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
Wheelbase
Tread – Front
– Rear
Vehicle capacity weight (occupants + luggage)
4805 mm (189.2 in.)
1800 mm (70.9 in.)
1440 mm (56.7 in.)*
2800 mm (110.2 in.)
1535 mm (60.4 in.)
1510 mm (59.4 in.)
400 kg (880 lb.)
*Unladen vehicle
– FUEL TANK
Capacity
298
75 L (19.8 gal., 16.5 lmp.gal.)
BODY
PROTECTING YOUR VEHICLE
FROM CORROSION
Proper care of your Lexus can help ensure long–term
corrosion prevention.
The most common causes of corrosion to your vehicle
are:
The accumulation of road salt, dirt and moisture in
hard–to–reach areas under the vehicle.
Chipping of paint or undercoating caused by minor
accidents or by stones and gravel.
The following conditions will cause or accelerate
corrosion of your vehicle, so it is important to keep your
vehicle, particularly the underside, as clean as possible
and to repair any damage to paint or protective coatings
as soon as possible.
The presence of road salt or dust control chemicals, salt in
the air near the sea coast, industrial air pollution.
High humidity, especially at temperatures just above
freezing point.
Certain parts of your vehicle are wet or damp for an
extended period of time, even though other parts of the
vehicle are dry.
To help prevent corrosion on your Lexus, follow these
guidelines:
Keep your vehicle clean by regular washing. In addition,
observe the following points.
If you drive on salted roads in the winter or if you live near
the ocean, you should hose off the undercarriage at least
once a month to minimize corrosion.
High pressure water or steam is effective for cleaning the
vehicle’s underside and wheel housings. Pay particular
attention to these areas as it is difficult to see all the mud and
dirt. It will do more harm than good to simply wet the mud
and debris without removing them. The lower edge of
doors, rocker panels and frame members have drain holes
which should not be allowed to clog with dirt as trapped
water in these areas can cause corrosion.
Wash the underside of the vehicle thoroughly when winter
is over.
See ”Washing and waxing” on page 300 for more tips.
Check the condition of your vehicle’s paint and trim. If you
find any chips or scratches in the paint, touch them up
immediately to prevent corrosion from starting. If the chips or
scratches have gone through the bare metal, have a qualified
body shop make the repair.
Components of the vehicle which are prevented from
quick–drying due to lack of proper ventilation are exposed
to high ambient temperature.
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BODY
Check the interior of your vehicle. Water and dirt can
accumulate under the floor mats and could cause corrosion.
Occasionally check under the mats to make sure the area is
dry. Be particularly careful when transporting chemicals,
cleansers, fertilizers, salt, etc. These should be transported in
proper containers. If a spill or leak should occur, immediately
clean and dry the area.
Keep your vehicle in a well ventilated garage or a roofed
place. Do not park your vehicle in a damp, poorly
ventilated garage. If you wash your vehicle in the garage, or
if you drive it in covered with water or snow, your garage may
be so damp it will cause corrosion. Even if your garage is
heated, a wet vehicle can corrode if the ventilation is poor.
WASHING AND WAXING
Washing your Lexus
Keep your vehicle clean by regular washing.
The following cases may cause weakness to the paint or
corrosion to the body and parts. Wash your vehicle as soon
as possible.
When driving in a coastal area
When driving on a road sprinkled with antifreeze
When having coal tar, tree sap, bird droppings and carcass
of an insect
When driving in the areas where there is a lot of smoke,
soot, dust, iron dust and chemical substance
When the vehicle becomes remarkably dirty with dust and
mud
Hand–washing your Lexus
Work in the shade and wait until the vehicle body is not hot
to the touch.
1. Rinse off loose dirt with a hose. Remove any mud or road
salt from the underside of the vehicle or in the wheel wells.
2. Wash with a mild car–wash soap, mixed according to the
manufacturer’s instructions. Use a soft cotton mitt and keep
it wet by dipping it frequently into the wash water. Do not rub
hard – let the soap and water remove the dirt.
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BODY
Plastic wheel ornaments: The plastic wheel ornaments are
damaged easily by organic substances. If any organic
substance splashes an ornament, be sure to wash it off with
water and check if the ornament is damaged.
CAUTION
Do not attach the heavily damaged plastic wheel
ornament. It may fly off the wheel and cause accidents
while the vehicle is moving.
Aluminum wheels: Use only a mild soap or neutral detergent.
Urethane bumpers and side moldings: Wash carefully. Do
not scrub with abrasive cleaners. The bumper and side
molding faces are soft.
Road tar: Remove with turpentine or cleaners that are marked
safe for painted surfaces.
NOTICE
Do not use organic substances (gasoline, kerosene,
benzine or strong solvents), which may be toxic or
cause damage.
3. Rinse thoroughly – dried soap can cause streaking. In hot
weather you may need to rinse each section right after you
wash it.
Automatic car wash
Your vehicle may be washed in an automatic car wash, but
remember that the paint can be scratched by some type of
brushes, unfiltered washing water, or the washing process
itself. Scratching reduces paint durability and gloss, especially
on darker colors. The manager of the car wash should be able
to advise you whether the process is safe for the paint on your
vehicle.
Waxing your Lexus
Polishing and waxing is recommended to maintain the
original beauty of your Lexus’ finish.
Once a month or if the vehicle surface does not repel water
well, apply wax.
1. Always wash and dry the vehicle surface before you begin
waxing, even if you are using a combined cleaner and wax.
2. Use a good quality polish and wax. If the finish has become
extremely weathered, use a car–cleaning polish, followed by
a separate wax. Carefully follow the manufacturer ’s
instructions and precautions. Be sure to polish and wax the
chrome trim as well as the paint.
3. Wax the vehicle again when water does not bead but
remains on the surface in large patches.
4. To prevent water spots, dry the vehicle using a clean soft
cotton towel. Do not rub or press hard – you might scratch the
paint.
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BODY
CLEANING THE INTERIOR
3. Wipe off the surface of the leather with a dry soft cloth. Allow
the leather to dry in a ventilated shaded area. Excess of wet
may cause the hardening or shrinking of the leather.
CAUTION
Be careful not to splash water or spill liquid on the
floor. This may prevent the side airbags from
activating correctly, resulting in serious injury.
Do not wash the vehicle floor with water, or allow
water to get onto the floor when cleaning the vehicle
interior or exterior. Water may get into audio
components or other electrical components above or
under the floor carpet (or mat) and cause a
malfunction; and it may cause body corrosion.
Leather Interior
The selected leather is used in your Lexus. Due to a leather
product, some parts of leather may be rough, uneven or
scratched originally.
To keep good appearance, we recommend you to clean it
periodically twice a year.
Remove dirt on the leather in the following ways:
1. Wipe it off lightly using a soft cloth (e.g. gauze) dampened
with 5% solution of neutral detergent for wool.
2. Wring water from a clean cloth and thoroughly wipe off all
traces of detergent with it.
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NOTICE
Dirt or sand adhered to the leather may damage the
treated surface and cause it to wear earlier. Remove
dirt or sand using a vacuum cleaner.
If a stain should fail to come out with a neutral
detergent, apply a cleaner that does not contain an
organic solvent.
Never use organic substances such as benzine,
alcohol or gasoline, or alkaline or acid solutions for
cleaning the leather as these could cause
discoloring.
Use of a nylon brush or synthetic fiber cloth, etc. may
scratch the fine grained surface of the leather.
Mildew may develop on soiled leather upholstery. Be
especially careful to avoid oil spots. Try to keep your
upholstery always clean.
Long exposure to direct sunlight may cause the
leather surface to harden and shrink. Keep your
vehicle in a shaded area, especially in the summer.
The interior of your vehicle is apt to heat up on hot
summer days, so avoid placing on the upholstery
items made of vinyl or plastic or containing wax as
these tend to stick to leather when warm.
BODY
Improper cleaning of the leather upholstery could
result in discoloration or staining.
Synthetic Leather Areas
(Dash and sun visors)
The synthetic leather areas may be easily cleaned with a
mild soap or detergent and water.
First vacuum over the upholstery to remove loose dirt. Then,
using a sponge or soft cloth, apply the soap solution to the
synthetic leather. After allowing it to soak in for a few minutes
to loosen the dirt, remove the dirt and wipe off the soap with a
clean damp cloth. If all the dirt does not come off, repeat the
procedure. Commercial foaming–type cleaners are also
available which work well. Follow the manufacturer’s
instructions.
NOTICE
Do not use solvent, thinner, gasoline or window cleaner
on the interior.
Carpets, Windows and Seat Belts
Begin by vacuuming thoroughly to remove as much dirt as
possible. Several types of foam cleaners are available; some
are in aerosol cans and others are powders or liquids which
you mix with water to produce a foam. To shampoo the
carpets, use a sponge or brush to apply the foam. Rub in
overlapping circles. Do not apply water – the best results are
obtained by keeping the carpet as dry as possible. Read the
shampoo instructions and follow them closely.
The seat belts may be cleaned with mild soap and water
or with lukewarm water.
Use a cloth or sponge. As you are cleaning, check the belts
for excessive wear, fraying or cuts.
NOTICE
Use a good foam–type shampoo to clean the carpets.
Do not use dye or bleach on the belts – it may weaken
them.
Do not use the belts until they become dry.
The windows may be cleaned with any household
window cleaner.
When cleaning the inside of the rear window, be
careful not to scratch or damage the heater wires.
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BODY
Air Conditioning Control Panel, Car Audio,
Instrument Panel, Console Panel, and
Switches
Use a soft damp cloth for cleaning.
Soak a clean soft cloth in water or lukewarm water then lightly
wipe off any dirt.
NOTICE
Do not use organic substances (solvents, kerosene,
alcohol, gasoline, etc.) or alkaline or acidic solutions.
These chemicals can cause discoloring, staining or
peeling of the surface.
If you use cleaners or polishing agents, make sure
their ingredients do not include the substances
mentioned above.
If you use a liquid car freshener, do not spill the liquid
onto the vehicle’s interior surfaces. It may contain
the ingredients mentioned above. Immediately clean
any spill using the method mentioned above.
If you have any questions about the cleaning of your
Lexus, your local Lexus dealer will be pleased to answer
them.
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SECTION
7
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
FOR U.S. OWNERS
Reporting safety defects for U.S. owners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
305
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
FOR U.S. OWNERS
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which
could cause a crash or could cause injury or death,
you should immediately inform the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in
addition to notifying Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.,
Inc. (Toll–free: 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 Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.,
Inc.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto
Safety Hotline toll–free at 1–800–424–9393 (or
366–0123 in Washington, D.C. area) or write to:
NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation,
Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain
other information about motor vehicle safety from
the Hotline.
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GAS STATION INFORMATION
Fuel selection:
Select premium unleaded gasoline with an Octane Rating
of 91 (Research Octane Number 96) or higher for optimum
engine performance. However, if such premium type
cannot be obtained, you may temporarily use unleaded
gasoline with an Octane Rating as low as 87 (Research
Octane Number 91).
Fuel tank capacity:
75 L (19.8 gal., 16.5 lmp.gal.)
Engine oil:
API SJ, ”Energy–Conserving” multigrade engine oil or
ILSAC multigrade engine oil.
Recommend oil viscosity – SAE 5W–30 if normal
temperatures are below 38C (100F)
Oil capacity: L (qt., lmp.qt.)
Drain and refill
GS430
GS300
with filter
5.2 (5.5, 4.6) 5.4 (5.7, 4.8)
without filter 4.9 (5.2, 4.3) 5.1 (5.4, 4.5)
See page 253 for detailed information.
Engine coolant:
Capacity: GS430: 9.0 L (9.5 qt., 7.9 lmp.qt.)
GS300: 7.7 L (8.1 qt., 6.8 lmp.qt.)
Coolant type – ”Toyota Long Life Coolant” or equivalent
With ethylene–glycol type coolant for a proper corrosion
protection of aluminum components
For checking the engine coolant, see page 255.
Do not use alcohol type antifreeze or plain water alone.
Automatic transmission:
Fluid type – Automatic transmission fluid Type T–IV
See page 260 or 263 for detailed information.
Tire information:
See page 271 through 277 for detailed information.
Tire pressure:
Tire size: GS430 – 225/55R16 94V or 235/45ZR17
GS300 – P215/60R16 94V or 225/55R16 94V
Tire pressure:
Tire size
P215/60R16 94V
225/55R16 94V
235/45ZR17
cold tires
kPa (kgf/cm2 or bar, psi)
Front
210 (2.1, 30)
220 (2.2, 32)
230 (2.3, 33)
Rear
210 (2.1, 30)
220 (2.2, 32)
230 (2.3, 33)
For sustained high speeds above 160 km/h (100 mph), in
countries where such speeds are permitted by law, add the
tire pressure given below to the front tires and rear tires, but
never exceed the maximum cold tire pressure molded on
the tire sidewall.
GS430:
70kPa (0.8 kgf/cm2, 0.7 bar, 10 psi)
GS300:
P215/60R16 94V 90kPa (1.0 kgf/cm2, 0.9 bar, 13 psi)
225/55R16 94V
80kPa (0.9 kgf/cm2, 0.8 bar, 12 psi)
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