2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Owner’s Manual PDF

2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Owner’s Manual PDF
Pictorial index
Search by illustration
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For safety
and security
Make sure to read through them
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Instrument
cluster
How to read the gauges and meters, the variety of
warning lights and indicators, etc.
3
Operation of
each component
Opening and closing the doors and windows,
adjustment before driving, etc.
4 Driving
Operations and advices which are necessary for
driving
5 Interior features
Usage of the interior features, etc.
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Maintenance
and care
Caring for your vehicle and maintenance
procedures
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When trouble
arises
What to do in case of malfunction or emergency
8
Vehicle
specifications
Vehicle specifications, customizable features, etc.
9 For owners
Index
Reporting safety defects for U.S. owners
Search by symptom
Search alphabetically
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
For your information....................... 8
Reading this manual .................... 14
How to search.............................. 15
Pictorial index .............................. 16
2 Instrument cluster
2.
1 For safety and security
1-1. For safe use
Before driving ...................... 26
For safety drive ................... 28
Seat belts ............................ 30
SRS airbags ........................ 36
Front passenger occupant
classification system ......... 47
Safety information for
children ............................. 53
Child restraint systems........ 54
Installing child restraints...... 58
Exhaust gas precautions..... 68
1-2. Hybrid system
Hybrid system features ....... 69
Hybrid system
precautions ....................... 73
1-3. Theft deterrent system
Immobilizer system ............. 79
Alarm................................... 81
Theft prevention labels
(U.S.A.) ............................. 83
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Instrument cluster
Warning lights and
indicators ........................... 86
Gauges and meters ............. 91
Multi-information display...... 96
Energy monitor/
consumption screen ........ 102
Operation of
each component
3-1. Key information
Keys................................... 114
3-2. Opening, closing and
locking the doors and
trunk
Smart key system .............. 117
Wireless remote control..... 132
Doors ................................. 135
Trunk ................................. 138
3-3. Adjusting the seats
Front seats......................... 142
Driving position memory .... 144
Head restraints .................. 148
3-4. Adjusting the steering
wheel and mirrors
Steering wheel................... 151
Inside rear view mirror ....... 152
Outside rear view
mirrors ............................. 154
3-5. Opening, closing the
windows and moon roof
Power windows.................. 157
Moon roof .......................... 160
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4 Driving
4-1. Before driving
Driving the vehicle............. 166
Cargo and luggage............ 177
Vehicle load limits ............. 180
Trailer towing..................... 181
Dinghy towing.................... 182
4-2. Driving procedures
Power (ignition) switch ...... 183
EV drive mode................... 189
Hybrid transmission........... 191
Turn signal lever................ 194
Parking brake .................... 195
Horn .................................. 196
4-3. Operating the lights and
wipers
Headlight switch ................ 197
Automatic High Beam ....... 201
Fog light switch ................. 206
Windshield wipers and
washer ............................ 207
4-4. Refueling
Opening the fuel tank
cap................................... 212
4-5. Using the driving
support systems
Cruise control .................... 217
Dynamic radar cruise
control.............................. 221
Driving mode select
switch .............................. 236
Driving assist systems ....... 238
Hill-start assist control ....... 243
PCS
(Pre-Collision System)..... 245
BSM
(Blind Spot Monitor)......... 251
4-6. Driving tips
Hybrid vehicle driving
tips................................... 260
Winter driving tips .............. 262
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5 Interior features
5-1. Using the air conditioning
system and defogger
Automatic air conditioning
system............................. 268
Rear window and outside
rear view mirror
defoggers ........................ 279
5-2. Using the audio system
Audio system type............. 280
Using the USB/AUX port ... 283
5-3. Using the interior lights
Interior lights list ................ 284
• Personal/interior light
main switch ................... 285
• Personal/
interior lights ................. 285
• Ambient lights................. 286
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5-4. Using the storage
features
List of storage features ...... 287
• Glove box ...................... 288
• Console box .................. 289
• Cup holders ................... 290
• Auxiliary boxes .............. 291
Trunk features ................... 296
5-5. Other interior features
Sun visors and vanity
mirrors ............................. 298
Clock.................................. 299
Outside temperature
display ............................. 301
Power outlets..................... 302
Seat heaters/
seat ventilators ................ 304
Armrest .............................. 307
Rear sunshade .................. 308
Coat hooks ........................ 310
Assist grips ........................ 311
Garage door opener .......... 312
Safety Connect .................. 319
Compass ........................... 325
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6 Maintenance and care
7 When trouble arises
6-1. Maintenance and care
Cleaning and protecting
the vehicle exterior.......... 330
Cleaning and protecting
the vehicle interior........... 333
7-1. Essential information
Emergency flashers........... 406
If your vehicle has to be
stopped in an
emergency....................... 407
6-2. Maintenance
Maintenance
requirements ................... 336
General maintenance........ 338
Emission inspection and
maintenance (I/M)
programs......................... 342
7-2. Steps to take in an
emergency
If your vehicle needs to
be towed.......................... 408
If you think something is
wrong............................... 411
If a warning light turns
on or a warning buzzer
sounds............................. 412
If a warning message is
displayed ......................... 422
If you have a flat tire .......... 423
If the hybrid system will
not start ........................... 435
If the shift lever cannot
be shifted from P ............. 437
If the electronic key does
not operate properly ........ 438
If the 12-volt battery is
discharged....................... 440
If your vehicle
overheats......................... 444
If the vehicle becomes
stuck ................................448
6-3. Do-it-yourself
maintenance
Do-it-yourself service
precautions ..................... 343
Hood.................................. 346
Positioning a floor jack ...... 347
Engine compartment ......... 349
12-volt battery ................... 358
Tires .................................. 362
Tire inflation pressure........ 369
Wheels .............................. 372
Air conditioning filter.......... 375
Electronic key battery........ 377
Checking and replacing
fuses ............................... 379
Light bulbs......................... 390
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8 Vehicle specifications
8-1. Specifications
Maintenance data
(fuel, oil level, etc.) .......... 452
Fuel information ................ 461
Tire information ................. 464
Index
What to do if...
(Troubleshooting)..................... 488
Alphabetical index ...................... 494
8-2. Customization
Customizable features ...... 477
8-3. Items to initialize
Items to initialize................ 484
9 For owners
Reporting safety defects for
U.S. owners ............................. 486
For vehicles with a display audio system, refer to the “Display Audio
System Owner’s Manual” for information regarding the display audio
system.
For vehicles with a navigation system, refer to the “Navigation System Owner’s Manual” for information regarding the navigation system.
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For your information
Main Owner’s Manual
Please note that this manual applies to all models and explains all equipment,
including options. Therefore, you may find some explanations for equipment
not installed on your vehicle.
All specifications provided in this manual are current at the time of printing.
However, because of the Toyota policy of continual product improvement, we
reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice.
Depending on specifications, the vehicle shown in the illustrations may differ
from your vehicle in terms of color and equipment.
Noise from under vehicle after turning off the hybrid system
Approximately five hours after the hybrid system is turned off, you may hear
sound coming from under the vehicle for several minutes. This is the sound of
a fuel evaporation leakage check and, it does not indicate a malfunction.
Accessories, spare parts and modification of your Toyota
A wide variety of non-genuine spare parts and accessories for Toyota 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 Toyota vehicle.
This vehicle should not be modified with non-genuine Toyota products. Modification with non-genuine Toyota 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.
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Installation of a mobile two-way radio system
The installation of a mobile two-way radio system in your vehicle could affect
electronic systems such as:
● Multiport fuel injection system/sequential multiport fuel injection system
● Dynamic radar cruise control system
● Cruise control system
● Anti-lock brake system
● SRS airbag system
● Seat belt pretensioner system
Be sure to check with your Toyota dealer for precautionary measures or special instructions regarding installation of a mobile two-way radio system.
High voltage parts and cables on the hybrid vehicles emit approximately the
same amount of electromagnetic waves as the conventional gasoline powered vehicles or home electronic appliances despite of their electromagnetic
shielding.
Unwanted noise may occur in the reception of the mobile two-way radio.
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Vehicle data recordings
Your Toyota is equipped with several sophisticated computers that will record
certain data, such as:
• Engine speed
• Electric motor speed (traction motor speed)
• Accelerator status
• Brake status
• Vehicle speed
• Shift position
• Hybrid battery (traction battery) status
The recorded data varies according to the vehicle grade level and options
with which it is equipped. Furthermore, these computers do not record conversations, sounds or pictures.
● Data usage
Toyota may use the data recorded in these computers to diagnose malfunctions, conduct research and development, and improve quality.
Toyota will not disclose the recorded data to a third party except:
• With the consent of the vehicle owner or with the consent of the lessee if
the vehicle is leased
• In response to an official request by the police, a court of law or a government agency
• For use by Toyota in a lawsuit
• For research purposes where the data is not tied to a specific vehicle or
vehicle owner
● Usage of data collected through Safety Connect (U.S. mainland only)
If your Toyota has Safety Connect and if you have subscribed to those services, please refer to the Safety Connect Telematics Subscription Service
Agreement for information on data collected and its usage.
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Event data recorder
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations,
such as an air bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist
in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to
record data related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period
of time, typically 30 seconds or less.
The EDR in this vehicle is designed to record such data as:
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were buckled/fastened;
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator and/or brake
pedal; and,
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
These data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in
which crashes and injuries occur.
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a nontrivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by the EDR under normal driving conditions
and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location) are
recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine
the EDR data with the type of personally identifying data routinely acquired
during a crash investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required, and access
to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer,
other parties, such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can
read the information if they have access to the vehicle or the EDR.
● Disclosure of the EDR data
Toyota will not disclose the data recorded in an EDR to a third party except
when:
• An agreement from the vehicle’s owner (or the lessee for a leased vehicle) is obtained
• In response to an official request by the police, a court of law or a government agency
• For use by Toyota in a lawsuit
However, if necessary, Toyota may:
• Use the data for research on vehicle safety performance
• Disclose the data to a third party for research purposes without disclosing
information about the specific vehicle or vehicle owner
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Scrapping of your Toyota
The SRS airbag and seat belt pretensioner devices in your Toyota 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 Toyota dealer
before you scrap your vehicle.
Perchlorate Material
Special handling may apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.
Your vehicle has components that may contain perchlorate. These components may include airbag, seat belt pretensioners, and wireless remote control batteries.
CAUTION
■ General precautions while driving
Driving under the influence: Never drive your vehicle when under the influence of alcohol or drugs that have impaired your ability to operate your vehicle. Alcohol and certain drugs delay reaction time, impair judgment and
reduce coordination, which could lead to an accident that could result in
death or serious injury.
Defensive driving: Always drive defensively. Anticipate mistakes that other
drivers or pedestrians might make and be ready to avoid accidents.
Driver distraction: Always give your full attention to driving. Anything that
distracts the driver, such as adjusting controls, talking on a cellular phone or
reading can result in a collision with resulting death or serious injury to you,
your occupants or others.
■ General precaution regarding children’s safety
Never leave children unattended in the vehicle, and never allow children to
have or use the key.
Children may be able to start the vehicle or shift the vehicle into neutral.
There is also a danger that children may injure themselves by playing with
the windows, the moon roof, or other features of the vehicle. In addition,
heat build-up or extremely cold temperatures inside the vehicle can be fatal
to children.
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CAUTION
■ Hybrid battery (traction battery)
Never resell, hand over or modify the hybrid battery. To prevent accidents,
hybrid batteries that have been removed from a disposed vehicle are collected through Toyota dealers. Do not dispose of the battery yourself.
Unless the battery is properly collected, the following may occur, resulting in
death or serious injury:
● The hybrid battery may be illegally disposed of or dumped, and someone
may touch a high voltage part, resulting in an electric shock.
● The hybrid battery is intended to be used exclusively with your hybrid vehicle. If the hybrid battery is used outside of your vehicle or modified in any
way, accidents such as electric shock, heat generation, smoke generation,
an explosion and electrolyte leakage may occur.
When reselling or handing over your vehicle, the possibility of an accident is
extremely high because the person receiving the vehicle may not be aware
of these dangers.
■ Disposal of the hybrid battery (traction battery)
If your vehicle is disposed of without the hybrid battery having been
removed, there is a danger of serious electric shock if high voltage parts,
cables and their connectors are touched. In the event that your vehicle must
be disposed of, the hybrid battery must be disposed of by your Toyota
dealer or a qualified service shop. If the hybrid battery is not disposed of
properly, it may cause electric shock that can result in death or serious
injury.
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Reading this manual
CAUTION:
Explains something that, if not obeyed, could cause death or
serious injury to people.
NOTICE:
Explains something that, if not obeyed, could cause damage to
or a malfunction in the vehicle or its equipment.
1 2 3
Indicates operating or working procedures. Follow the steps
in numerical order.
Indicates the action (pushing, turning, etc.) used to
operate switches and other
devices.
Indicates the outcome of an
operation (e.g. a lid opens).
Indicates the component or
position being explained.
Means “Do not”, “Do not do
this”, or “Do not let this happen”.
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How to search
■ Searching by name
• Alphabetical index .......P. 494
■ Searching
by
installation
position
• Pictorial index................P. 16
■ Searching by symptom or
sound
• What to do if...
(Troubleshooting) ........P. 488
■ Searching by title
• Table of contents .............P. 2
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Pictorial index
Pictorial index
■ Exterior
1 Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 135
Locking/unlocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 118, 132
Opening/closing the door glasses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 157
Locking/unlocking by using the mechanical key . . . . . . . . . . . P. 438
Warning lights/warning messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 414, 422
2 Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 138
Opening from inside the cabin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 138
Opening from outside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 118, 132
Warning lights/warning messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 414, 422
3 Outside rear view mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the mirror angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Folding the mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving position memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defogging the mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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P. 154
P. 154
P. 144
P. 279
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4 Windshield wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 207
Precautions against winter season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 262
Precautions against car wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 331
5 Fuel filler door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 212
Refueling method. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 212
Fuel type/fuel tank capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 454
6 Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 362
Tire size/inflation pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 459
Winter tires/tire chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 262
Checking/rotation/tire pressure warning system . . . . . . . . . P. 362
Coping with flat tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 423
7 Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coping with overheat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
P. 346
P. 346
P. 455
P. 444
Light bulbs of the exterior lights for driving
(Replacing method: P. 390, Wattages: P. 460)
8 Headlights/parking lights/side marker lights/
daytime running lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 197
9 Fog lights* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 206
10 Turn signal lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 194
11 Stop/tail lights
Hill-start assist control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 243
12 License plate lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 197
13 Back-up lights
Shifting the shift lever to R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 191
*: If equipped
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■ Instrument panel
1 Power switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the hybrid system/changing the modes . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency stop of the hybrid system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When the hybrid system will not start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
P. 183
P. 183
P. 407
P. 435
2 Shift lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 191
Changing the shift position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 191
When the shift lever does not move. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 437
3 Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 91
Reading the meters/adjusting the instrument panel light . . . . . . P. 91
Warning lights/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 86
When the warning lights come on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 412
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4 Multi-information display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 96
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 96
Energy monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 102
When the warning messages are displayed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 422
5 Turn signal lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlights/parking lights/tail lights/daytime running lights . . . .
Fog lights* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
P. 194
P. 197
P. 197
P. 206
6 Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 207
Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 207
Adding washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 357
7 Hood lock release lever. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 346
8 Tilt and telescopic steering lock release lever . . . . . . . . . . P. 151
9 Air conditioning system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 268
Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 268
Rear window defogger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 279
10 Audio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 280
11 Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 288
12 Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 299
*: If equipped
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■ Switches
1 Driving position memory switches*1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 144
2 Emergency flasher switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 406
3 PCS OFF switch*1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 246
4 Tire pressure warning reset switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 364
5 Trunk opener main switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 139
6 Rear sunshade switch*1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 308
7 BSM (Blind Spot Monitor) main switch*1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 251
8 VSC OFF switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 239
9 Trunk opener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 138
10 Outside rear view mirror switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 154
11 Window lock switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 157
12 Door lock switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 135
13 Power window switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 157
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1 Audio remote control switches*2
2 Telephone switches*2
3 Talk switch*1, 2
4 “DISP” button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 97
5 Vehicle-to-vehicle distance button*1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 224
6 Cruise control switch
Cruise control*1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 217
Dynamic radar cruise control*1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 221
7 Back switch*2
*1: If equipped
*2: Refer to “Navigation System Owner’s Manual” or “Display Audio System Owner’s Manual”.
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Pictorial index
■ Interior
1 SRS airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 36
2 Inside lock buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 135
3 Head restraints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 148
4 Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 30
5 Assist grips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 311
6 Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 307
Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 290
7 Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 142
8 Floor mat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 26
9 Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 195
Applying/releasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 195
Precautions against winter season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 263
Warning buzzer/message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 412, 422
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1 Power outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 302
2 Power outlet* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 302
Wireless charger switch* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 293
3 Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 290
4 Air conditioning controls* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 268
5 Rear seat heater switches* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 304
6 Console box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 289
7 Driving mode select switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 236
8 Seat heater/ventilator switches* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 304
9 AUX/USB port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 283
*: If equipped
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1 Auxiliary box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 291
2 Moon roof switches*1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 160
3 “SOS” button*1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 319
4 Interior lights/personal lights*2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 285
5 Interior light/ambient lights*1 switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 285
6 Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 298
7 Vanity mirrors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 298
8 Compass switch*1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 325
9 Garage door opener switches*1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 312
10 Inside rear view mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. 152
*1: If equipped
*2: The illustration shows the front, but they are also equipped in the rear.
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Before driving...................... 26
For safety drive ................... 28
Seat belts ............................ 30
SRS airbags........................ 36
Front passenger occupant
classification system ......... 47
Safety information for
children ............................. 53
Child restraint systems........ 54
Installing child restraints...... 58
Exhaust gas precautions..... 68
1-2. Hybrid system
Hybrid system features ....... 69
Hybrid system
precautions ....................... 73
1-3. Theft deterrent system
Immobilizer system ............. 79
Alarm................................... 81
Theft prevention labels
(U.S.A.) ............................. 83
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Before driving
Floor mat
Use only floor mats designed specifically for vehicles of the same
model and model year as your vehicle. Fix them securely in place
onto the carpet.
1 Insert the retaining hooks (clips)
into the floor mat eyelets.
2 Turn the upper knob of each
retaining hook (clip) to secure
the floor mats in place.
*: Always align the
*
marks.
The shape of the retaining hooks (clips) may differ from that shown in the
illustration.
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CAUTION
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may cause the driver’s floor mat to slip, possibly interfering
with the pedals while driving. An unexpectedly high speed may result or it may
become difficult to stop the vehicle, leading to an accident, or leading to death
or a serious injury.
● Only use floor mats designed for the driver’s seat.
● Always install the floor mat securely using the retaining hooks (clips) provided.
● Do not use two or more floor mats on top of each other.
● Do not place the floor mat bottom-side up or upside-down.
■ Before driving
● Check that the floor mat is securely
fixed in the correct place with all the
provided retaining hooks (clips). Be
especially careful to perform this check
after cleaning the floor.
● With the hybrid system stopped and the
shift lever in P, fully depress each pedal
to the floor to make sure it does not
interfere with the floor mat.
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■ When installing the driver’s floor mat
● Do not use floor mats designed for other models or different model year
vehicles, even if they are Toyota Genuine floor mats.
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For safety drive
For safe driving, adjust the seat and mirror to an appropriate
position before driving.
Correct driving posture
1 Adjust the angle of the seat-
back so that you are sitting
straight up and so that you do
not have to lean forward to
steer. (P. 142)
2 Adjust the seat so that you can
depress the pedals fully and so
that your arms bend slightly at
the elbow when gripping the
steering wheel. (P. 142)
3 Adjust the tilt and telescopic
positions of the steering wheel
downward so the airbag is facing your chest. (P. 151)
4 Lock the head restraint in place
with the center of the head
restraint closest to the top of
your ears. (P. 148)
5 Wear the seat belt correctly.
(P. 30)
Correct use of the seat belts
Make sure that all occupants are wearing their seat belts before driving the vehicle. (P. 30)
Use a child restraint system appropriate for the child until the child
becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle’s seat belt.
(P. 54)
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Adjusting the mirrors
Make sure that you can see backward clearly by adjusting the inside
and outside rear view mirrors properly. (P. 152, 154)
CAUTION
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.
● Do not place a cushion between the driver or passenger and the seatback.
A cushion may prevent correct posture from being achieved, and reduce
the effectiveness of the seat belt and head restraint.
● Do not place anything under the front seats.
Objects placed under the front seats may become jammed in the seat
tracks and stop the seat from locking in place. This may lead to an accident and the adjustment mechanism may also be damaged.
● When driving over long distances, take regular breaks before you start to
feel tired.
Also, if you feel tired or sleepy while driving, do not force yourself to continue driving and take a break immediately.
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● Do not adjust the position of the driver’s seat while driving.
Doing so could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
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Seat belts
Make sure that all occupants are wearing their seat belts before
driving the vehicle.
Correct use of the seat belts
● Extend the shoulder belt so that
it comes fully over the shoulder,
but does not come into contact
with the neck or slide off the
shoulder.
● Position the lap belt as low as
possible over the hips.
● Adjust the position of the seatback. Sit up straight and well
back in the seat.
● Do not twist the seat belt.
Fastening and releasing the seat belt
1 To fasten the seat belt, push the
plate into the buckle until a click
sound is heard.
2 To release the seat belt, press
the release button.
Release button
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Adjusting the seat belt shoulder anchor height (front seats)
1 Push the seat belt shoulder
anchor down while pressing the
release button.
2 Push the seat belt shoulder
anchor up.
Seat belt pretensioners (front seats)
The pretensioners help the seat
belts to quickly restrain the occupants by retracting the seat belts
when the vehicle is subjected to
certain types of severe frontal collision.
The pretensioners also activate
when the vehicle is subjected to
certain types of severe side collision.
The pretensioners do not activate
in the event of a minor frontal
impact, a minor side impact, a rear
impact or a vehicle rollover.
Pre-collision seat belts (front seats of vehicles with pre-collision
system)
If the system determines that a collision is unavoidable, the front seat belts
will retract before the collision. (P. 245)
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Move the height adjuster up and
down as needed until you hear a
click.
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■ Emergency locking retractor (ELR)
The retractor will lock the belt during a sudden stop or on impact. It may also
lock if you lean forward too quickly. A slow, easy motion will allow the belt to
extend so that you can move around fully.
■ Automatic locking retractor (ALR)
When a passenger’s shoulder belt is completely extended and then retracted
even slightly, the belt is locked in that position and cannot be extended. This
feature is used to hold the child restraint system (CRS) firmly. To free the belt
again, fully retract the belt and then pull the belt out once more. (P. 58)
■ Child seat belt usage
The seat belts of your vehicle were principally designed for persons of adult
size.
● Use a child restraint system appropriate for the child, until the child
becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle’s seat belt. (P. 54)
● When the child becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle’s seat
belt, follow the instructions regarding seat belt usage. (P. 30)
■ Replacing the belt after the pretensioner has been activated
If the vehicle is involved in multiple collisions, the pretensioner will activate for
the first collision, but will not activate for the second or subsequent collisions.
■ Seat belt extender
If your seat belts cannot be fastened
securely because they are not long
enough, a personalized seat belt extender
is available from your Toyota dealer free
of charge.
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CAUTION
Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of injury in the event of
sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident.
Failure to do so may cause death or serious injury.
■ Wearing a seat belt
● Ensure that all passengers wear a seat belt.
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● Always wear a seat belt properly.
● Toyota recommends that children be seated in the rear seat and always
use a seat belt and/or an appropriate child restraint system.
● To achieve a proper seating position, do not recline the seat more than
necessary. The seat belt is most effective when the occupants are sitting
up straight and well back in the seats.
● Do not wear the shoulder belt under your arm.
● Always wear your seat belt low and snug across your hips.
■ Pregnant women
Obtain medical advice and wear the seat
belt in the proper way. (P. 30)
Women who are pregnant should position the lap belt as low as possible over
the hips in the same manner as other
occupants, extending the shoulder belt
completely over the shoulder and avoiding belt contact with the rounding of the
abdominal area.
If the seat belt is not worn properly, not
only the pregnant woman, but also the
fetus could suffer death or serious injury
as a result of sudden braking or a collision.
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● Each seat belt should be used by one person only. Do not use a seat belt
for more than one person at once, including children.
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CAUTION
■ People suffering illness
Obtain medical advice and wear the seat belt in the proper way. (P. 30)
■ When children are in the vehicle
Do not allow children to play with the seat belt. If the seat belt becomes
twisted around a child’s neck, it may lead to choking or other serious injuries
that could result in death.
If this occurs and the buckle cannot be unfastened, scissors should be used
to cut the belt.
■ Seat belt pretensioners
If the pretensioner has activated, the SRS warning light will come on. In that
case, the seat belt cannot be used again and must be replaced at your
Toyota dealer.
■ Adjustable shoulder anchor
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 death or serious injuries in the event of a sudden stop,
sudden swerve or accident. (P. 31)
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CAUTION
■ Seat belt damage and wear
● Do not damage the seat belts by allowing the belt, plate, or buckle to be
jammed in the door.
● Inspect the seat belt system periodically. Check for cuts, fraying, and loose
parts. Do not use a damaged seat belt until it is replaced. Damaged seat
belts cannot protect an occupant from death or serious injury.
● Replace the seat assembly, including the belts, if your vehicle has been
involved in a serious accident, even if there is no obvious damage.
● Do not attempt to install, remove, modify, disassemble or dispose of the
seat belts. Have any necessary repairs carried out by your Toyota dealer.
Inappropriate handling may lead to incorrect operation.
■ Using a seat belt extender
● Do not wear the seat belt extender if you can fasten the seat belt without
the extender.
● Do not use the seat belt extender when installing a child restraint system
because the belt will not securely hold the child restraint system, increasing the risk of death or serious injury in the event of an accident.
● The personalized extender may not be safe on another vehicle, when
used by another person, or at a different seating position other than the
one originally intended.
NOTICE
■ When using a seat belt extender
When releasing the seat belt, press on the buckle release button on the
extender, not on the seat belt.
This helps prevent damage to the vehicle interior and the extender itself.
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● Ensure that the belt and plate are locked and the belt is not twisted.
If the seat belt does not function correctly, immediately contact your Toyota
dealer.
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SRS airbags
The SRS airbags inflate when the vehicle is subjected to certain
types of severe impacts that may cause significant injury to the
occupants. They work together with the seat belts to help reduce
the risk of death or serious injury.
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◆ SRS front airbags
1 SRS driver airbag/front passenger airbag
Can help protect the head and chest of the driver and front passenger from impact with interior components
2 SRS knee airbags
Can help provide driver and front passenger protection
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◆ SRS side and curtain shield airbags
Can help protect the torso of the front seat occupants
SRS rear side airbags
Can help protect the torso of occupants in the rear outer seats
4 SRS curtain shield airbags
Can help protect primarily the head of occupants in the outer seats
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SRS airbag system components
1 Front impact sensors
11 Side impact sensors (rear)
2 Knee airbags
12 Driver airbag
3 Side impact sensors (front
13 Driver’s
doors)
4 Seat belt pretensioners and
force limiters
5 Front passenger airbag
6 Front side airbags
7 Curtain shield airbags
8 “AIR BAG ON” and “AIR BAG
OFF” indicator lights
9 Side impact sensors (front)
10 Rear side airbags
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switch
14 Driver’s seat position sensor
15 SRS warning light
16 Front passenger’s seat belt
buckle switch
17 Front
passenger occupant
classification system (ECU
and sensors)
18 Airbag sensor assembly
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Your vehicle is equipped with ADVANCED AIRBAGS designed based
on the US motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS208). The airbag
sensor assembly (ECU) controls airbag deployment based on information obtained from the sensors etc. shown in the system components diagram above. This information includes crash severity and
occupant information. As the airbags deploy, a chemical reaction in
the inflators quickly fills the airbags with non-toxic gas to help restrain
the motion of the occupants.
■ SRS airbag precautions
Observe the following precautions regarding the SRS airbags.
Failure to do so may cause death or serious injury.
● The driver and all passengers in the vehicle must wear their seat belts
properly.
The SRS airbags are supplemental devices to be used with the seat belts.
● The SRS driver airbag deploys with considerable force, and can cause
death or serious injury especially if the driver is very close to the airbag.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) advises:
Since the risk zone for the driver’s airbag is the first 2 - 3 in. (50 - 75 mm)
of inflation, placing yourself 10 in. (250 mm) from your driver airbag provides you with a clear margin of safety. This distance is measured from
the center of the steering wheel to your breastbone. If you sit less than 10
in. (250 mm) away now, you can change your driving position in several
ways:
• Move your seat to the rear as far as you can while still reaching the pedals comfortably.
• Slightly recline the back of the seat.
Although vehicle designs vary, many drivers can achieve the 10 in. (250
mm) distance, even with the driver seat all the way forward, simply by
reclining the back of the seat somewhat. If reclining the back of your
seat makes it hard to see the road, raise yourself by using a firm, nonslippery cushion, or raise the seat if your vehicle has that feature.
• If your steering wheel is adjustable, tilt it downward. This points the airbag toward your chest instead of your head and neck.
The seat should be adjusted as recommended by NHTSA above, while
still maintaining control of the foot pedals, steering wheel, and your view
of the instrument panel controls.
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CAUTION
■ SRS airbag precautions
● If the seat belt extender has been connected to the front seat belt buckle but
the seat belt extender has not also been
fastened to the latch plate of the seat
belt, the SRS front airbags will judge
that the driver and front passenger are
wearing the seat belt even though the
seat belt has not been connected. In
this case, the SRS front airbags may
not activate correctly in a collision,
resulting in death or serious injury in the
event of a collision. Be sure to wear the
seat belt with the seat belt extender.
● The SRS front passenger airbag also deploys with considerable force, and
can cause death or serious injury especially if the front passenger is very
close to the airbag. The front passenger seat should be as far from the airbag as possible with the seatback adjusted, so the front passenger sits
upright.
● Improperly seated and/or restrained infants and children can be killed or
seriously injured by a deploying airbag. An infant or child who is too small
to use a seat belt should be properly secured using a child restraint system. Toyota strongly recommends that all infants and children be placed in
the rear seats of the vehicle and properly restrained. The rear seats are
safer for infants and children than the front passenger seat. (P. 54)
● Do not sit on the edge of the seat or
lean against the dashboard.
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CAUTION
■ SRS airbag precautions
● Do not allow a child to stand in front of
the SRS front passenger airbag unit or
sit on the knees of a front passenger.
● Do not allow the front seat occupants to
hold items on their knees.
● Do not allow anyone to kneel on the
passenger seats toward the door or put
their head or hands outside the vehicle.
● Do not attach anything to or lean anything against areas such as the dashboard, steering wheel pad and lower
portion of the instrument panel.
These items can become projectiles
when the SRS driver, front passenger
and knee airbags deploy.
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● Do not lean against the door, the roof
side rail or the front, side and rear pillars.
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CAUTION
■ SRS airbag precautions
● Do not attach anything to areas such as
a door, windshield glass, side door
glass, front or rear pillar, roof side rail
and assist grip.
● Do not hang coat hangers or hard objects on the coat hooks. All of these
items could become projectiles and may cause death or serious injury,
should the SRS curtain shield airbags deploy.
● If a vinyl cover is put on the area where the SRS knee airbag will deploy,
be sure to remove it.
● Do not use seat accessories which cover the parts where the SRS side
airbags inflate as they may interfere with inflation of the airbags. Such
accessories may prevent the side airbags from activating correctly, disable
the system or cause the side airbags to inflate accidentally, resulting in
death or serious injury.
● Do not strike or apply significant levels of force to the area of the SRS airbag components.
Doing so can cause the SRS airbags to malfunction.
● Do not touch any of the component parts immediately after the SRS airbags have deployed (inflated) as they may be hot.
● If breathing becomes difficult after the SRS airbags have deployed, open a
door or window to allow fresh air in, or leave the vehicle if it is safe to do
so. Wash off any residue as soon as possible to prevent skin irritation.
● If the areas where the SRS airbags are stored, such as the steering wheel
pad, and front and rear pillar garnishes are damaged or cracked, have
them replaced by your Toyota dealer.
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CAUTION
■ Modification and disposal of SRS airbag system components
Do not dispose of your vehicle or perform any of the following modifications
without consulting your Toyota dealer. The SRS airbags may malfunction or
deploy (inflate) accidentally, causing death or serious injury.
● Installation, removal, disassembly and repair of the SRS airbags
● Repairs or modifications of the front fender, front bumper, or side of the
occupant compartment
● Installation of a grille guard (bull bars, kangaroo bar, etc.), snow plows or
winches
● Modifications to the vehicle’s suspension system
● Installation of electronic devices such as mobile two-way radios and CD
players
● Modifications to your vehicle for a person with a physical disability
■ If the SRS airbags deploy (inflate)
● Bruising and slight abrasions may result from contact with a deploying
(inflating) SRS airbag.
● A loud noise and white powder will be emitted.
● Parts of the airbag module (steering wheel hub, airbag cover and inflator) as
well as the seats, parts of the front and rear pillars, and roof side rails may
be hot for several minutes. The airbag itself may also be hot.
● The windshield may crack.
● For Safety Connect subscribers, if the SRS airbags deploy or in the event of
a severe rear-end collision, the system is designed to send an emergency
call to the response center, notifying them of the vehicle’s location (without
needing to push the “SOS” button) and an agent will attempt to speak with
the occupants to ascertain the level of emergency and assistance required.
If the occupants are unable to communicate, the agent automatically treats
the call as an emergency and helps to dispatch the necessary emergency
services. (P. 319)
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● Repairs, modifications, removal or replacement of the steering wheel,
instrument panel, dashboard, seats or seat upholstery, front, side and rear
pillars or roof side rails
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■ SRS airbag deployment conditions (SRS front airbags)
● The SRS front airbags will deploy in the event of an impact that exceeds the
set threshold level (the level of force corresponding to an approximately 12 18 mph [20 - 30 km/h] frontal collision with a fixed wall that does not move or
deform).
However, this threshold velocity will be considerably higher in the following
situations:
• If the vehicle strikes an object, such as a parked vehicle or sign pole,
which can move or deform on impact
• If the vehicle is involved in an underride collision, such as a collision in
which the front of the vehicle “underrides”, or goes under, the bed of a
truck
● Depending on the type of collision, it is possible that only the seat belt pretensioners will activate.
● The SRS front airbags for the front passenger will not activate if there is no
passenger sitting in the front passenger seat. However, the SRS front airbags for the front passenger may deploy if luggage is put in the seat, even if
the seat is unoccupied. (P. 47)
■ SRS airbag deployment conditions (SRS side and curtain shield airbags)
● The SRS side and curtain shield airbags will deploy in the event of an
impact that exceeds the set threshold level (the level of force corresponding
to the impact force produced by an approximately 3300 lb. [1500 kg] vehicle
colliding with the vehicle cabin from a direction perpendicular to the vehicle
orientation at an approximate speed of 12 - 18 mph [20 - 30 km/h]).
● The SRS curtain shield airbags may also deploy in the event of a severe
frontal collision.
■ Conditions under which the SRS airbags may deploy (inflate), other than
a collision
The SRS front airbags may also deploy if a serious impact occurs to the
underside of your vehicle. Some examples are shown in the illustration.
● Hitting a curb, edge of pavement or hard
surface
● Falling into or jumping over a deep hole
● Landing hard or falling
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■ Types of collisions that may not deploy the SRS airbags (SRS front airbags)
The SRS front airbags do not generally inflate if the vehicle is involved in a
side or rear collision, if it rolls over, or if it is involved in a low-speed frontal
collision. But, whenever a collision of any type causes sufficient forward
deceleration of the vehicle, deployment of the SRS front airbags may occur.
● Collision from the side
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● Collision from the rear
■ Types of collisions that may not deploy the SRS airbags (SRS side and
curtain shield airbags)
The SRS side and curtain shield airbags may not activate if the vehicle is
subjected to a collision from the side at certain angles, or a collision to the
side of the vehicle body other than the passenger compartment.
● Collision from the side to the vehicle
body other than the passenger compartment
● Collision from the side at an angle
The SRS side and curtain shield airbags do not generally inflate if the vehicle
is involved in a frontal or rear collision, if it rolls over, or if it is involved in a
low-speed side collision.
● Collision from the front*
● Collision from the rear
● Vehicle rollover
*: Depending on the conditions and type
of accident, the curtain shield airbags
may deploy (inflate) upon frontal
impact.
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■ When to contact your Toyota dealer
In the following cases, the vehicle will require inspection and/or repair. Contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible.
● Any of the SRS airbags have been inflated.
● The front of the vehicle is damaged or
deformed, or was involved in an accident that was not severe enough to
cause the SRS front airbags and SRS
curtain shield airbags to inflate.
● A portion of a door is damaged or
deformed, or the vehicle was involved in
an accident that was not severe enough
to cause the SRS side and curtain shield
airbags to inflate.
● The pad section of the steering wheel,
dashboard near the front passenger airbag or lower portion of the instrument
panel is scratched, cracked, or otherwise damaged.
● The surface of the seats with the side
airbag is scratched, cracked, or otherwise damaged.
● The portion of the front pillars, rear pillars or roof side rail garnishes (padding)
containing the curtain shield airbags
inside is scratched, cracked, or otherwise damaged.
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Front passenger occupant classification
system
Your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger occupant classification system. This system detects the conditions of the front
passenger seat and activates or deactivates the devices for the
front passenger.
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4
2
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1 SRS warning light
2 Seat belt reminder light
3 “AIR BAG OFF” indicator light
4 “AIR BAG ON” indicator light
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Condition and operation in the front passenger occupant classification system
■ Adult*1
“AIR BAG ON” and “AIR BAG OFF”
indicator lights
“AIR BAG ON”
SRS warning light
Off
Seat belt reminder light
Off*2
or flashing*3
Indicator/
warning light
Front passenger airbag
Side airbag
on the front passenger seat
Curtain shield airbag
in the front passenger side
Devices
Activated
Front passenger knee airbag
Front passenger’s seat belt pretensioner
■ Child*4
“AIR BAG ON” and “AIR BAG OFF”
indicator lights
“AIR BAG OFF”
or “AIR BAG
ON”*4
SRS warning light
Off
Seat belt reminder light
Off*2 or
flashing*3
Front passenger airbag
Deactivated or
activated*4
Indicator/
warning light
Side airbag
on the front passenger seat
Curtain shield airbag
in the front passenger side
Devices
Activated
Front passenger knee airbag
Deactivated or
activated*4
Front passenger’s seat belt pretensioner
Activated
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■ Child restraint system with infant*5
“AIR BAG
OFF”*6
SRS warning light
Off
Seat belt reminder light
Off*2
or flashing*3
Front passenger airbag
Deactivated
Indicator/
warning light
Side airbag
on the front passenger seat
Curtain shield airbag
in the front passenger side
Devices
Activated
Front passenger knee airbag
Deactivated
Front passenger’s seat belt pretensioner
Activated
“AIR BAG ON” and “AIR BAG OFF”
indicator lights
“AIR BAG OFF”
■ Unoccupied
Indicator/
warning light
SRS warning light
Off
Seat belt reminder light
Front passenger airbag
Side airbag
on the front passenger seat
Curtain shield airbag
in the front passenger side
Devices
Deactivated
Activated
Front passenger knee airbag
Deactivated
Front passenger’s seat belt pretensioner
Activated
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“AIR BAG ON” and “AIR BAG OFF”
indicator lights
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■ There is a malfunction in the system
“AIR BAG ON” and “AIR BAG OFF”
indicator lights
Indicator/
warning light
“AIR BAG OFF”
SRS warning light
On
Seat belt reminder light
Front passenger airbag
Side airbag
on the front passenger seat
Curtain shield airbag
in the front passenger side
Devices
Deactivated
Activated
Front passenger knee airbag
Deactivated
Front passenger’s seat belt pretensioner
Activated
*1: The system judges a person of adult size as an adult. When a smaller
adult sits in the front passenger seat, the system may not recognize
him/her as an adult depending on his/her physique and posture.
*2: In the event the front passenger is wearing a seat belt.
*3: In the event the front passenger does not wear a seat belt.
*4: For some children, child in seat, child in booster seat or child in convertible seat, the system may not recognize him/her as a child. Factors
which may affect this can be the physique or posture.
*5: Never install a rear-facing child restraint system on the front passenger
seat. A forward-facing child restraint system should only be installed on
the front passenger seat when it is unavoidable. (P. 54)
*6: In case the indicator light is not illuminated, consult this manual on how
to install the child restraint system properly. (P. 58)
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CAUTION
■ Front passenger occupant classification system precautions
Observe the following precautions regarding the front passenger occupant
classification system.
Failure to do so may cause death or serious injury.
● Wear the seat belt properly.
● Make sure the “AIR BAG OFF” indicator light is not illuminated when using
the seat belt extender for the front passenger seat. If the “AIR BAG OFF”
indicator light is illuminated, disconnect the extender tongue from the seat
belt buckle, and reconnect the seat belt. Reconnect the seat belt extender
after making sure the “AIR BAG ON” indicator light is illuminated. If you
use the seat belt extender while the “AIR BAG OFF” indicator light is illuminated, the SRS airbags for the front passenger will not activate correctly,
which could cause death or serious injury in the event of a collision.
● Do not apply a heavy load to the front passenger seat or equipment (e.g.
seatback pockets or armrest).
● Do not put weight on the front passenger seat by putting your hands or
feet on the front passenger seat seatback from the rear passenger seat.
● Do not let a rear passenger lift the front passenger seat with their feet or
press on the seatback with their legs.
● Do not put objects under the front passenger seat.
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● Make sure the front passenger’s seat belt plate has not been left inserted
into the buckle before someone sits in the front passenger seat.
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CAUTION
■ Front passenger occupant classification system precautions
● Do not recline the front passenger seatback so far that it touches a rear
seat. This may cause the “AIR BAG OFF” indicator light to be illuminated,
which indicates that the SRS airbags for the front passenger will not
deploy in the event of a severe accident. If the seatback touches the rear
seat, return the seatback to a position where it does not touch the rear
seat. Keep the front passenger seatback as upright as possible when the
vehicle is moving. Reclining the seatback excessively may lessen the
effectiveness of the seat belt system.
● If an adult sits in the front passenger seat, the “AIR BAG ON” indicator
light is illuminated. If the “AIR BAG OFF” indicator is illuminated, ask the
passenger to sit up straight, well back in the seat, feet on the floor, and
with the seat belt worn correctly. If the “AIR BAG OFF” indicator still
remains illuminated, either ask the passenger to move to the rear seat, or
if that is not possible, move the front passenger seat fully rearward.
● When it is unavoidable to install a forward-facing child restraint system on
the front passenger seat, install the child restraint system on the front passenger seat in the proper order. (P. 58)
● Do not modify or remove the front seats.
● Do not kick the front passenger seat or subject it to severe impact. Otherwise, the SRS warning light may come on to indicate a malfunction of the
detection system. In this case, contact your Toyota dealer immediately.
● Child restraint systems installed on the rear seat should not contact the
front seatbacks.
● Do not use a seat accessory, such as a cushion and seat cover, that covers the seat cushion surface.
● Do not modify or replace the upholstery of the front seat.
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Safety information for children
Observe the following precautions when children are in the vehicle.
Use a child restraint system appropriate for the child, until the
child becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle’s seat
belt.
● Use the rear door child-protector lock or the window lock switch to
avoid children opening the door while driving or operating the
power window accidentally.
● Do not let small children operate equipment which may catch or
pinch body parts, such as the power window, hood, trunk, seats etc.
CAUTION
Never leave children unattended in the vehicle, and never allow children to
have or use the key.
Children may be able to start the vehicle or shift the vehicle into neutral.
There is also a danger that children may injure themselves by playing with
the windows, the moon roof or other features of the vehicle. In addition, heat
build-up or extremely cold temperatures inside the vehicle can be fatal to
children.
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Child restraint systems
A child restraint system for a small child or baby must itself be
properly restrained on the seat with the lap portion of the lap/
shoulder belt.
The laws of all 50 states of the U.S.A. and Canada now require
the use of child restraint systems.
Points to remember
Studies have shown that installing a child restraint on a rear seat is
much safer than installing one on the front passenger seat.
● Choose a child restraint system that suits your vehicle and is appropriate to the age and size of the child.
● For installation details, follow the instructions provided with the child
restraint system.
General installation instructions are provided in this manual.
(P. 58)
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Types of child restraints
Child restraint systems are classified into the following 3 types
according to the age and size of the child:

Rear facing  Infant seat/convertible seat

Forward facing  Convertible
seat
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■ Selecting an appropriate child restraint system
● Use a child restraint system appropriate for the child until the child becomes
large enough to properly wear the vehicle’s seat belt.
● If the child is too large for a child restraint system, sit the child on a rear seat
and use the vehicle’s seat belt. (P. 30)
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CAUTION
■ Child restraint precautions
● For effective protection in automobile accidents and sudden stops, a child
must be properly restrained, using a seat belt or child restraint system
depending on the age and size of the child. Holding a child in your arms is
not a substitute for a child restraint system. In an accident, the child can be
crushed against the windshield, or between you and the vehicle’s interior.
● Toyota strongly urges the use of a proper child restraint system that conforms to the size of the child, installed on the rear seat. According to accident statistics, the child is safer when properly restrained in the rear seat
than in the front seat.
● Never install a rear-facing child restraint system on the front passenger
seat even if the “AIR BAG OFF” indicator light is illuminated.
In the event of an accident, the force of the rapid inflation of the front passenger airbag can cause death or serious injury to the child if the rear-facing child restraint system is installed on the front passenger seat.
● A forward-facing child restraint system may be installed on the front passenger seat only when it is unavoidable. A child restraint system that
requires a top tether strap should not be used in the front passenger seat
since there is no top tether strap anchor for the front passenger seat.
Adjust the seatback as upright as possible and always move the seat as
far back as possible even if the “AIR BAG OFF” indicator light is illuminated, because the front passenger airbag could inflate with considerable
speed and force. Otherwise, the child may be killed or seriously injured.
● Do not use the seat belt extender when installing a child restraint system
on the front or rear passenger seat. If installing a child restraint system
with the seat belt extender connected to the seat belt, the seat belt will not
securely hold the child restraint system, which could cause death or serious injury to the child or other passengers in the event of an accident.
● Do not allow the child to lean his/her head or any part of his/her body
against the door or the area of the seat, front and rear pillars or roof side
rails from which the SRS side airbags or SRS curtain shield airbags deploy
even if the child is seated in the child restraint system. It is dangerous if
the SRS side airbags and curtain shield airbags inflate, and the impact
could cause death or serious injury to the child.
● Make sure you have complied with all installation instructions provided by
the child restraint manufacturer and that the system is properly secured. If
it is not secured properly, it may cause death or serious injury to the child
in the event of a sudden stop, sudden swerve or accident.
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CAUTION
■ When children are in the vehicle
Do not allow children to play with the seat belt. If the seat belt becomes
twisted around a child’s neck, it may lead to choking or other serious injuries
that could result in death.
If this occurs and the buckle cannot be unfastened, scissors should be used
to cut the belt.
● If it is necessary to detach the child restraint system, remove it from the
vehicle or store it securely in the trunk. This will prevent it from injuring
passengers in the event of a sudden stop, sudden swerve or accident.
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■ When the child restraint system is not in use
● Keep the child restraint system properly secured on the seat even if it is
not in use. Do not store the child restraint system unsecured in the passenger compartment.
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Installing child restraints
Follow the child restraint system manufacturer’s instructions.
Firmly secure child restraints to the seats using the LATCH
anchors or a seat belt. Attach the top tether strap when installing
a child restraint.
The lap/shoulder belt can be used if your child restraint system
is not compatible with the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers
for Children) system.
Child restraint LATCH anchors
LATCH anchors are provided for
the outboard rear seats. (Buttons
displaying the location of the
anchors are attached to the seats.)
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Seat belts equipped with a child
restraint
locking
mechanism
(ALR/ELR belts except driver’s
seat belt) (P. 30)
Anchor brackets (for top tether
strap)
An anchor bracket is provided for
each rear seat.
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Installation with LATCH system
1 Adjust the head restraint to the downmost position. (P. 148)
2 Widen the gap between the seat cushion and seatback slightly.
3 Rear left seat only: Slide the

Type A
4 Latch the hooks of the lower
straps
onto
the
LATCH
anchors. If the child restraint
has a top tether strap, the top
tether strap should be latched
onto the top tether strap anchor.
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rear center seat belt to the side
to prevent it from getting
pinched in the lower anchorage.
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
Type B
4 Latch
the buckles onto the
LATCH anchors. If the child
restraint has a top tether strap,
the top tether strap should be
latched onto the top tether strap
anchor.
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Installing child restraints using a seat belt (child restraint lock
function belt)
■ Rear-facing  Infant seat/convertible seat
1 Place the child restraint sys-
tem on the rear seat facing
the rear of the vehicle.
child restraint system and
insert the plate into the
buckle. Make sure that the
belt is not twisted.
3 Fully extend the shoulder belt
and allow it to retract to put it
in lock mode. In lock mode,
the belt cannot be extended.
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4 While
pushing the child
restraint system down into
the rear seat, allow the
shoulder belt to retract until
the child restraint system is
securely in place.
After the shoulder belt has
retracted to a point where there
is no slack in the belt, pull the
belt to check that it cannot be
extended.
■ Forward-facing Convertible seat
1 Adjust the head restraint to the downmost position. (P. 148)
2 Place the child restraint sys-
tem on the seat facing the
front of the vehicle.
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3 Run the seat belt through the
child restraint system and
insert the plate into the
buckle. Make sure that the
belt is not twisted.
1
and allow it to retract to put it
in lock mode. In lock mode,
the belt cannot be extended.
5 While
pushing the child
restraint system into the rear
seat, allow the shoulder belt
to retract until the child
restraint system is securely
in place.
After the shoulder belt has
retracted to a point where there
is no slack in the belt, pull the
belt to check that it cannot be
extended.
6 If the child restraint has a top tether strap, the top tether strap
should be latched onto the top tether strap anchor. (P. 65)
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■ Booster seat
1 Place the child restraint sys-
tem on the seat facing the
front of the vehicle.
2 Sit the child in the child
restraint system. Fit the seat
belt to the child restraint system according to the manufacturer’s instructions and
insert the plate into the
buckle. Make sure that the
belt is not twisted.
Check that the shoulder belt is
correctly positioned over the
child’s shoulder and that the lap
belt is as low as possible.
(P. 30)
Removing a child restraint installed with a seat belt
Push the buckle release button
and fully retract the seat belt.
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Child restraint systems with a top tether strap
1 Adjust the head restraint to the downmost position. (P. 148)
2 Secure the child restraint sys-
tem using the seat belt or
LATCH anchors.
1
latch the hook onto the anchor
bracket and tighten the top
tether strap.
Make sure the top tether strap is
securely latched.
■ Laws and regulations pertaining to anchorages
The LATCH system conforms to FMVSS225 or CMVSS210.2.
Child restraint systems conforming to FMVSS213 or CMVSS213 specifications can be used.
This vehicle is designed to conform to the SAE J1819.
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CAUTION
■ When installing a booster seat
To prevent the belt from going into ALR lock mode, do not fully extend the
shoulder belt. ALR mode causes the belt to tighten only. This could cause
injury or discomfort to the child. (P. 32)
■ When installing a child restraint system
Follow the directions given in the child restraint system installation manual
and fix the child restraint system securely in place.
If the child restraint system is not correctly fixed in place, the child or other
passengers may be seriously injured or even killed in the event of a sudden
braking or an accident.
● If the driver’s seat interferes with the
child restraint system and prevents it
from being attached correctly, attach the
child restraint system to the right-hand
rear seat.
● Adjust the front passenger seat so that
it does not interfere with the child
restraint system.
● Only put a forward-facing child restraint
system on the front seat when unavoidable. When installing a forward-facing
child restraint system on the front passenger seat, move the seat as far back
as possible even if the “AIR BAG OFF”
indicator light is illuminated. Failure to
do so may result in death or serious
injury if the airbags deploy (inflate).
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CAUTION
■ When installing a child restraint system
● When a booster seat is installed, always ensure that the shoulder belt is
positioned across the center of the child’s shoulder. The belt should be
kept away from the child’s neck, but not so that it could fall off the child’s
shoulder. Failing to do so may result in death or serious injury in the event
of an accident or a sudden braking.
● Shake the child restraint system left and right, and forward and backward
to ensure that it has been securely installed.
● After securing a child restraint system, never adjust the seat.
● Follow all installation instructions provided by the child restraint system
manufacturer.
■ Do not use a seat belt extender
If a seat belt extender is used when installing a child restraint system, the
seat belt will not securely hold the child restraint system, which could cause
death or serious injury to the child or other passengers in the event of a sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident.
■ To correctly attach a child restraint system to the anchors
When using the LATCH anchors, be sure that there are no foreign objects
around the anchors and that the seat belt is not caught behind the child
restraint system. Make sure the child restraint system is securely attached,
or it may cause death or serious injury to the child or other passengers in
the event of a sudden braking or an accident.
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● Ensure that the belt and plate are securely locked and the seat belt is not
twisted.
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Exhaust gas precautions
Harmful substance to the human body is included in exhaust
gases if inhaled.
CAUTION
Exhaust gases include harmful carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and
odorless. Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may cause exhaust gases to enter the vehicle and may lead
to an accident caused by light-headedness, or may lead to death or a serious
health hazard.
■ Important points while driving
● Keep the trunk lid closed.
● If you smell exhaust gases in the vehicle even when the trunk lid is closed,
open the windows and have the vehicle inspected at your Toyota dealer as
soon as possible.
■ When parking
● If the vehicle is in a poorly ventilated area or a closed area, such as a
garage, stop the hybrid system.
● Do not leave the vehicle with the hybrid system on for a long time.
If such a situation cannot be avoided, park the vehicle in an open space
and ensure that exhaust fumes do not enter the vehicle interior.
● Do not leave the hybrid system operating in an area with snow build-up, or
where it is snowing. If snowbanks build up around the vehicle while the
hybrid system is operating, exhaust gases may collect and enter the vehicle.
■ Exhaust pipe
The exhaust system needs to be checked periodically. If there is a hole or
crack caused by corrosion, damage to a joint or abnormal exhaust noise, be
sure to have the vehicle inspected and repaired by your Toyota dealer.
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Hybrid system features
Your vehicle is a hybrid vehicle. It has characteristics different
from conventional vehicles. Be sure you are closely familiar with
the characteristics of your vehicle, and operate with care.
1 Gasoline engine
2 Electric motor (traction motor)
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The hybrid system combines the use of a gasoline engine and
an electric motor (traction motor) according to driving conditions, improving fuel efficiency and reducing exhaust emissions.
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◆ When stopped/during start off
The gasoline engine stops when the vehicle is stopped. During start
off, the electric motor (traction motor) drives the vehicle. At slow
speeds or when traveling down a gentle slope, the engine is
stopped and the electric motor (traction motor) is used.
◆ During normal driving
The gasoline engine is predominantly used. The electric motor
(traction motor) charges the hybrid battery (traction battery) as necessary.
◆ When accelerating sharply
When the accelerator pedal is depressed heavily, the power of the
hybrid battery (traction battery) is added to that of the gasoline
engine via the electric motor (traction motor).
◆ When braking (regenerative braking)
The electric motor (traction motor) charges the hybrid battery (traction battery).
Vehicle proximity notification system
When driving with the gasoline engine stopped, a sound, which
changes in accordance with the driving speed, will be played in order
to warn people nearby of the vehicle’s approach. The sound will stop
when the vehicle speed exceeds approximately 15 mph (25 km/h).
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■ Regenerative braking
In the following situations, kinetic energy is converted to electric energy and
deceleration force can be obtained in conjunction with the recharging of the
hybrid battery (traction battery).
● The accelerator pedal is released while driving with the shift position in D or
S.
● The brake pedal is depressed while driving with the shift position in D or S.
The EV indicator comes on when driving
the vehicle using only the electric motor
(traction motor).
■ Conditions in which the gasoline engine may not stop
The gasoline engine starts and stops automatically. However, it may not stop
automatically in the following conditions:
● During gasoline engine warm-up
● During hybrid battery (traction battery) charging
● When the temperature of the hybrid battery (traction battery) is high or low
● When the heater is switched on
■ Charging the hybrid battery (traction battery)
● As the gasoline engine charges the hybrid battery (traction battery), the battery does not need to be charged from an outside source. However, if the
vehicle is left parked for a long time the hybrid battery will slowly discharge.
For this reason, be sure to drive the vehicle at least once every few months
for at least 30 minutes or 10 miles (16 km). If the hybrid battery becomes
fully discharged and you are unable to jump-start the vehicle with the 12-volt
battery, contact your Toyota dealer.
● If the shift lever is in N, the hybrid battery (traction battery) will not be
charged. Always put the shift lever in P when the vehicle is stopped. When
driving in heavy traffic, operate the vehicle with the shift lever in D or S to
avoid discharging the battery.
■ Charging the 12-volt battery
P. 441
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■ After the 12-volt battery has discharged or has been changed or
removed
The gasoline engine may not stop even if the vehicle is running on the hybrid
battery (traction battery). If this continues for a few days, contact your Toyota
dealer.
■ Sounds and vibrations specific to a hybrid vehicle
There may be no engine sounds or vibration even though the vehicle is able
to move. For safety, apply the parking brake and make sure to shift the shift
position to P when parked.
The following sounds or vibrations may occur when the hybrid system is
operating and are not a malfunction:
● Motor sounds may be heard from under the vehicle.
● Sounds may be heard from the hybrid battery (traction battery) behind the
rear seats when the hybrid system starts or stops.
● Sounds from the hybrid system may be heard when the trunk lid is open.
● Sounds may be heard from the hybrid transmission when the hybrid system
starts or stops.
● Engine sounds may be heard when accelerating sharply.
● Sounds may be heard due to regenerative braking when the brake pedal is
depressed.
● Vibration may be felt when the gasoline engine starts or stops.
● Cooling fan sounds may be heard from the air intake vents on the left side of
the rear seatback.
■ Vehicle proximity notification system
In the following cases, the vehicle proximity notification system may be difficult for surrounding people to hear.
● In very noisy areas
● In the wind or the rain
Also, as the vehicle proximity notification system is installed on the front of
the vehicle, it may be more difficult to hear from the rear of the vehicle compared to the front.
■ Maintenance, repair, recycling, and disposal
Contact your Toyota dealer regarding maintenance, repair, recycling and disposal. Do not dispose of the vehicle yourself.
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Hybrid system precautions
Take care when handling the hybrid system, as it contains a high
voltage system (about 650 V at maximum) as well as parts that
become extremely hot when the hybrid system is operating.
Obey the caution labels attached to the vehicle.
1
For safety and security
1 Air conditioning compressor
5 Service plug
2 Power control unit with DC/DC
6 Electric motor (traction motor)
converter
3 High voltage cables (orange)
4 Hybrid battery (traction bat-
tery)
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Hybrid battery (traction battery) air vent
There is an air intake vent on the
left side of the rear seatback for
the purpose of cooling the hybrid
battery (traction battery). If the
vent becomes blocked, the hybrid
battery may overheat, leading to a
reduction in hybrid battery output.
Emergency shut off system
When a certain level of impact is detected by the impact sensor, the
emergency shut off system blocks off the high voltage current and
stops the fuel pump to minimize the risk of electrocution and fuel leakage. If the emergency shut off system activates, your vehicle will not
restart. To restart the hybrid system, contact your Toyota dealer.
Hybrid warning message
A message is automatically displayed when a malfunction occurs in
the hybrid system or an improper operation is attempted.
If a warning message is shown on
the multi-information display, read
the message and follow the
instructions. (P. 422)
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■ If a warning light comes on, a warning message is displayed, or the 12volt battery is disconnected
The hybrid system may not start. In that case, try to start the system again. If
the “READY” indicator does not come on, contact your Toyota dealer.
■ Electromagnetic waves
● High voltage parts and cables on the hybrid vehicles incorporate electromagnetic shielding, and therefore emit approximately the same amount of
electromagnetic waves as conventional gasoline powered vehicles or home
electronic appliances.
● Your vehicle may cause sound interference in some third party-produced
radio parts.
■ Hybrid battery (traction battery)
The hybrid battery (traction battery) has a limited service life. The lifespan of
the hybrid battery (traction battery) can change in accordance with driving
style and driving conditions.
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■ Running out of fuel
When the vehicle has run out of fuel and the hybrid system cannot be started,
refuel the vehicle with at least enough gasoline to make the low fuel level
warning light (P. 415) go off. If there is only a small amount of fuel, the
hybrid system may not be able to start. (The minimum amount of fuel to add
to make the low fuel level warning light go out is about 3.0 gal. [11.3 L, 2.5
Imp.gal.], when the vehicle is on a level surface. This value may vary when
the vehicle is on a slope.)
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CAUTION
■ High voltage precautions
The vehicle has high voltage DC and AC systems as well as a 12-volt system. DC and AC high voltage is very dangerous and can cause severe
burns and electric shock that may result in death or serious injury.
● Never touch, disassemble, remove or replace the high voltage parts,
cables or their connectors.
● The hybrid system will become hot after starting as the system uses high
voltage. Be careful of both the high voltage and the high temperature, and
always obey the caution labels attached to the vehicle.
● Never try to open the service plug
access hole located behind the rear
seats. The service plug is used only
when the vehicle is serviced and is subject to high voltage.
■ Road accident cautions
Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of death or serious
injury:
● Pull your vehicle off the road, apply the parking brake, shift the shift lever
to P, and turn the hybrid system off.
● Do not touch the high voltage parts, cables and connectors.
● If electric wires are exposed inside or outside your vehicle, an electric
shock may occur. Never touch exposed electric wires.
● If a fluid leak occurs, do not touch the fluid as it may be strong alkaline
electrolyte from the hybrid battery (traction battery). If it comes into contact
with your skin or eyes, wash it off immediately with a large amount of water
or, if possible, boric acid solution. Seek immediate medical attention.
● If a fire occurs in the hybrid vehicle, leave the vehicle as soon as possible.
Never use a fire extinguisher that is not meant for electric fires. Using even
a small amount of water may be dangerous.
● If your vehicle needs to be towed, do so with front wheels raised. If the
wheels connected to the electric motor (traction motor) are on the ground
when towing, the motor may continue to generate electricity. This may
cause an electricity leakage leading to a fire. (P. 408)
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CAUTION
● Carefully inspect the ground under the vehicle. If you find that liquid has
leaked onto the ground, the fuel system may have been damaged. Leave
the vehicle as soon as possible.
Unless the battery is properly collected, the following may occur, resulting
in death or serious injury:
• The hybrid battery may be illegally disposed of or dumped, and it is hazardous to the environment or someone may touch a high voltage part,
resulting in an electric shock.
• The hybrid battery is intended to be used exclusively with your hybrid
vehicle. If the hybrid battery is used outside of your vehicle or modified
in any way, accidents such as electric shock, heat generation, smoke
generation, an explosion and electrolyte leakage may occur.
When reselling or handing over your vehicle, the possibility of an accident
is extremely high because the person receiving the vehicle may not be
aware of these dangers.
● If your vehicle is disposed of without the hybrid battery having been
removed, there is a danger of serious electric shock if high voltage parts,
cables and their connectors are touched. In the event that your vehicle
must be disposed of, the hybrid battery must be disposed of by your
Toyota dealer or a qualified service shop. If the hybrid battery is not disposed of properly, it may cause electric shock that can result in death or
serious injury.
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■ Hybrid battery (traction battery)
● Your vehicle contains a sealed nickel-metal hydride battery. Never resell,
hand over or modify the hybrid battery. To prevent accidents, hybrid batteries that have been removed from a disposed vehicle are collected through
Toyota dealer. Do not dispose of the battery yourself.
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NOTICE
■ Hybrid battery air vent
● Do not put foreign objects near the air vent. The hybrid battery (traction
battery) may overheat and be damaged.
● Clean the air vent regularly to prevent the hybrid battery (traction battery)
from overheating.
● Do not wet or allow foreign substances to enter the air vent as this may
cause a short circuit and damage the hybrid battery (traction battery).
● Do not carry large amounts of water such as water cooler bottles in the
vehicle. If water spills onto the hybrid battery (traction battery), the battery
may be damaged. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.
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Immobilizer system
The vehicle’s keys have built-in transponder chips that prevent
the hybrid system from starting if a key has not been previously
registered in the vehicle’s on-board computer.
Never leave the keys inside the vehicle when you leave the vehicle.
The indicator light stops flashing
after the power switch has been
turned to ACCESSORY or ON
mode to indicate that the system
has been canceled.
■ System maintenance
The vehicle has a maintenance-free type immobilizer system.
■ Conditions that may cause the system to malfunction
● If the grip portion of the key is in contact with a metallic object
● If the key is in close proximity to or touching a key to the security system
(key with a built-in transponder chip) of another vehicle
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The indicator light flashes after
the power switch has been turned
off to indicate that the system is
operating.
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■ Certifications for the immobilizer system
FCC ID: NI4TMIMB-3
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
■ Certifications for the immobilizer system
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
NOTICE
■ To ensure the system operates correctly
Do not modify or remove the system. If modified or removed, the proper
operation of the system cannot be guaranteed.
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Alarm
The alarm
The alarm uses light and sound to give an alert when an intrusion is
detected.
The alarm is triggered in the following situations when the alarm is
set:
● The hood is opened.
● Some models: The window is tapped or broken.
Setting the alarm system
Close the doors, trunk and hood,
and lock all the doors. The system
will be set automatically after 30
seconds.
The indicator light changes from
being on to flashing when the system is set.
Deactivating or stopping the alarm
Do one of the following to deactivate or stop the alarms:
● Unlock the doors or open the trunk.
● Turn the power switch to ACCESSORY or ON mode, or start the
hybrid system. (The alarm will be deactivated or stopped after a few
seconds.)
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● A locked door or trunk is unlocked or opened in any way other than
using the entry function, wireless remote control or mechanical key.
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■ System maintenance
The vehicle has a maintenance-free type alarm system.
■ Items to check before locking the vehicle
To prevent unexpected triggering of the alarm and vehicle theft, make sure of
the following:
● Nobody is in the vehicle.
● The windows and moon roof are closed before the alarm is set.
● No valuables or other personal items are left in the vehicle.
■ Triggering of the alarm
The alarm may be triggered in the following situations:
(Stopping the alarm deactivates the alarm system.)
● A person inside the vehicle opens a
door, the trunk or hood.
● The 12-volt battery is recharged or
replaced when the vehicle is locked.
■ Alarm-operated door lock
● When the alarm is operating, the doors are locked automatically to prevent
intruders.
● Do not leave the key inside the vehicle when the alarm is operating, and
make sure the key is not inside the vehicle when recharging or replacing the
battery.
NOTICE
■ To ensure the system operates correctly
Do not modify or remove the system. If modified or removed, the proper
operation of the system cannot be guaranteed.
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Theft prevention labels
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These labels are attached to the
vehicle to reduce vehicle theft by
facilitating the tracing and recovery of parts from stolen vehicles.
Do not remove under penalty of
law.
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Instrument cluster
2
2.
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Warning lights and
indicators .......................... 86
Gauges and meters ............ 91
Multi-information display ..... 96
Energy monitor/
consumption screen........ 102
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Warning lights and indicators
The warning lights and indicators on the instrument cluster and
center panel inform the driver of the status of the vehicle’s various systems.
For the purpose of explanation, the following illustration displays all warning lights and indicators illuminated.
◆ Instrument cluster
◆ Center panel
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Warning lights
Warning lights inform the driver of malfunctions in the indicated vehicle’s systems.
*1
*1
Brake system warning
light (P. 412)
*1
Charging system warning light (P. 413)
*1
Slip indicator (P. 414)
Brake system warning
light (P. 414)
Malfunction
indicator
lamp (P. 413)
Open door warning light
(P. 414)
*1
SRS warning light
(P. 413)
Low fuel level warning
light (P. 415)
*1
ABS warning light
(P. 413)
Seat belt reminder light
(P. 415)
*1
Electric power steering
system warning light
(P. 413)
*1
Master warning light
(P. 415)
*1
Low engine oil pressure
warning light (P. 413)
*1
Tire pressure warning
light (P. 415)
*1, 2
*2
“PCS” warning light
(P. 414)
(if equipped)
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Automatic high beam
indicator (P. 201)
(if equipped)
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*1
2
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*1: These lights turn on when the power switch is turned to ON mode to indicate that a system check is being performed. They will turn off after the
hybrid system is started, or after a few seconds. There may be a malfunction in a system if the lights do not come on, or do not turn off. Have the
vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.
*2: The light flashes to indicate a malfunction.
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Indicators
The indicators inform the driver of the operating state of the vehicle’s
various systems.
EV drive mode indicator
(P. 189)
Headlight indicator
(P. 197)
Eco drive mode indicator
(P. 236)
Headlight high beam
indicator (P. 198)
Sport mode indicator
(P. 236)
Front fog light indicator
(P. 206)
Automatic high beam
indicator (P. 201)
“READY” indicator
(P. 183)
(if equipped)
*1, 2
*1
EV indicator (P. 71)
Slip indicator
(P. 239)
VSC OFF indicator
(P. 239)
*1, 3
“PCS” warning light
(P. 246)
Security indicator
(P. 79, 81)
(if equipped)
*1
(if equipped)
“TRAC OFF” indicator
(P. 239)
*1
AIR BAG
Cruise control indicator
(P. 217)
Cruise control set indicator (P. 217, 221)
(if equipped)
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“AIR BAG ON/OFF” indicator (P. 47)
Radar cruise control
indicator (P. 221)
2
Instrument cluster
(if equipped)
Turn signal indicator
(P. 194)
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*1: These lights turn on when the power switch is turned to ON mode to indicate that a system check is being performed. They will turn off after the
hybrid system is started, or after a few seconds. There may be a malfunction in a system if the lights do not come on, or do not turn off. Have the
vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.
*2: The light flashes to indicate that the system is operating.
*3: The light comes on when the system is turned off. The light flashes faster
than usual to indicate that the system is operating.
CAUTION
■ If a safety system warning light does not come on
Should a safety system light such as the ABS and SRS warning light not
come on when you start the hybrid system, this could mean that these systems are not available to help protect you in an accident, which could result
in death or serious injury. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer
immediately if this occurs.
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Gauges and meters
2
Displays hybrid system output or regeneration level (P. 94)
2 Multi-information display
Presents the driver with a variety of driving-related data (P. 96)
3 Speedometer
Displays the vehicle speed
4 Fuel gauge
Displays the quantity of fuel remaining in the tank
5 Trip meter reset knob/instrument panel light control knob
P. 93
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6 Odometer and trip meter display
Odometer:
Displays the total distance the vehicle has been driven
Trip meter:
Displays the distance the vehicle has been driven since the meter was last
reset. Trip meters “A” and “B” can be used to record and display different
distances independently.
7 Shift position and shift range
Displays the selected shift position or selected shift range (P. 191)
8 Engine coolant temperature gauge
Displays the engine coolant temperature
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Changing the trip meter display
Switches between trip meter “A”
and “B” displays. When the trip
meter is displayed, pressing and
holding the knob will reset the trip
meter.
2
The brightness of the instrument panel lights can be adjusted.
1 Darker
2 Brighter
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■ The meters and display illuminate when
The power switch is in ON mode.
■ The brightness of the instrument panel lights
● When the headlight switch is turned to on, the brightness will be reduced
slightly unless the control knob is turned fully clockwise.
● When the knob is turned fully clockwise, the display audio/navigation system screen will always be in day mode regardless of the headlight switch
position.
■ Hybrid System Indicator
1 Charge area
Shows regenerative charging.
2 Hybrid Eco area
Shows that gasoline engine power is
not being used very often.
The gasoline engine will automatically
stop and restart under various conditions.
3 Eco area
Shows that the vehicle is being driven in
an Eco-friendly manner.
4 Power area
Shows that an Eco-friendly driving
range is being exceeded (during full
power driving etc.)
● Hybrid System Indicator is displayed when the driving mode is other than
the sport mode.
● By keeping the indicator needle within Eco area, more Eco-friendly driving
can be achieved.
● Charge area indicates regeneration* status. Regenerated energy will be
used to charge the battery.
*: When
used in this manual, “regeneration” refers to the conversion of
energy created by the movement of the vehicle into electrical energy.
■ Engine speed
On hybrid vehicles, engine speed is precisely controlled in order to help
improve fuel efficiency and reduce exhaust emissions etc.
There are times when the engine speed that is displayed may differ even
when vehicle operation and driving conditions are the same.
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■ Customization
The instrument panel light auto dimmer control can be changed.
(Customizable feature: P. 477)
NOTICE
■ To prevent damage to the engine and its components
● When indicating the tachometer (Using the S mode driving): Do not let the
indicator of the tachometer enter the red zone, which indicates the maximum engine speed. (P. 192)
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● The engine may be overheating if the engine coolant temperature gauge is
in the red zone (H). In this case, immediately stop the vehicle in a safe
place, and check the engine after it has cooled completely. (P. 444)
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2. Instrument cluster
Multi-information display
Display contents
The multi-information display presents the driver with a variety of driving-related data.
● Distance to empty (P. 97)
● Average fuel economy
(P. 97)
● Current fuel economy
(P. 98)
● Energy Flow (P. 102)
● Digital speedometer (P. 98)
● Turn-by-turn navigation (vehicles with a navigation system)
(P. 98)
● Settings (P. 99)
● Warning
messages
and
reminder messages (P. 422)
Automatically displayed when a
malfunction occurs in one of the
vehicle’s systems or when a
reminder message is required. The
display returns to the previous
screen by pressing the “DISP” button. (P. 97)
● Cruise control display
equipped) (P. 217)
(if
● Dynamic radar cruise control
display (if equipped) (P. 221)
● Tachometer (P. 192)
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Trip information
■ Switching the display
Items
displayed
can
switched by pressing
“DISP” button.
be
the
2
Displays the estimated maximum distance that can be
driven with the quantity of fuel
remaining.
• This distance is computed
based on your average fuel consumption. As a result, the actual
distance that can be driven may
differ from that displayed.
• When only a small amount of
fuel is added to the tank, the display may not be updated.
When refueling, turn the power
switch off. If the vehicle is refueled without turning the power
switch off, the display may not
be updated.
■ Average fuel economy
Displays the average fuel consumption since the function
was reset.
• The function can be reset by
pressing and holding the “DISP”
button when the average fuel
consumption is displayed.
• Use the displayed average fuel
consumption as a reference.
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■ Current fuel economy
Displays the current rate of fuel
consumption.
■ Digital speedometer
Displays the current vehicle
speed.
This screen can be disabled in
the “Settings” screen. (P. 99)
■ Turn-by-turn navigation (vehicles with a navigation system)
Displays information from the
navigation system about the
next turn on the guidance route.
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Setting up the displays
■ Customizable items
Customized
setting
On
Off
Units (vehicles without a navigation
system)
English
Metric
Turn-by-turn navigation (vehicles with
a navigation system)
On
Off
EV indicator
On
Off
Digital speedometer
■ Changing the settings
1 While the vehicle is stopped,
press the “DISP” button until
the “Settings” screen appears.
2 Press and hold the “DISP” but-
ton while the “Settings” screen
is displayed.
3 Press
the “DISP” button to
select the desired setting item.
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Default setting
Item
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2. Instrument cluster
4 Press and hold the “DISP” but-
ton to select the desired setting.
5 Press and hold the “DISP” but-
ton after selecting the “EXIT” by
pressing the “DISP” button.
The display goes back to step
1
.
■ System check display
After turning the power switch to ON mode, “SYSTEM CHECK” is displayed
while system operation is checked.
■ Trip summary display
When the hybrid system is turned off,
drive information data since the hybrid
system was started is displayed for 3 seconds.
■ Setting display automatic cancelation
In the following situations, setting display in which the settings can be
changed through the “DISP” button will automatically be turned off.
● When a warning message appears while the setting display is displayed
● When the vehicle begins to move while the setting display is displayed
■ Liquid crystal display
Small spots or light spots may appear on the display. This phenomenon is
characteristic of liquid crystal displays, and there is no problem continuing to
use the display.
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CAUTION
■ The information display at low temperatures
Allow the interior of the vehicle to warm up before using the liquid crystal
information display. At extremely low temperatures, the information display
monitor may respond slowly, and display changes may be delayed.
For example, there is a lag between the driver’s shifting and the new gear
number appearing on the display. This lag could cause the driver to downshift again, causing rapid and excessive engine braking and possibly an
accident resulting in death or injury.
NOTICE
■ During setting up the display
To prevent 12-volt battery discharge, ensure that the hybrid system is operating while setting up the display features.
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■ Cautions during setting up the display
As the hybrid system needs to be operating during setting up the display,
ensure that the vehicle is parked in a place with adequate ventilation. In a
closed area such as a garage, exhaust gases including harmful carbon
monoxide (CO) may collect and enter the vehicle. This may lead to death or
a serious health hazard.
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Energy monitor/consumption screen
You can view the status of your hybrid system on the display.
1 Navigation system or Display
Audio system
2 Multi-information display
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Energy monitor
■ Navigation system (if equipped)
1 Press “INFO APPS”.
2
“Fuel Consumption”
on the “Information” screen.
If the “Trip Information” or “Past
Record” screen is displayed,
touch “Energy”.
■ Display Audio system (if equipped)
Press “INFO”.
If the “Trip Information” or “Past
Record” screen is displayed,
touch “Energy”.
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■ Multi-information display
Press the “DISP” button on the
steering wheel several times to
select the energy monitor display.
Navigation system or
Display Audio system
When the vehicle is
powered by the
electric motor (traction motor)
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
Display Audio system
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display
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Navigation system or
Display Audio system
When the vehicle is
powered by the
gasoline engine
Navigation system

Display Audio system

Navigation system

Display Audio system
Multi-information
display
2
Instrument cluster

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When the vehicle is
powered by both
the gasoline engine
and the electric
motor
(traction
motor)
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Navigation system or
Display Audio system
When the vehicle is
charging the hybrid
battery (traction battery)
When there is no
energy flow
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
Navigation system

Display Audio system
Multi-information
display
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Navigation system or
Display Audio system

Navigation system
Low
Hybrid battery (traction battery) status

Full
Display Audio system
Full
Low
Full
2
Instrument cluster
Low
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Trip Information screen (Navigation system or Display Audio
system)

Navigation system
1 Press “INFO APPS”. (P. 103)
2 Touch “Fuel Consumption” on the information screen.
3 If “Energy Monitor” screen is displayed, touch “Fuel Consumption”.
If “Past Record” screen is displayed, touch “Trip Information”.
1 Fuel consumption in the past 15
minutes
2 Displays the average vehicle
speed since the hybrid system
was started.
3 Displays the elapsed time since
the hybrid system was started.
4 Cruising range
5 Regenerated energy in the past
15 minutes
One symbol indicates 50 Wh.
Up to 5 symbols are shown.
The image is example only, and may vary slightly from actual conditions.
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Display Audio system
Press “INFO”. (P. 103)
If the “Energy Monitor” or “Past Record” screen is displayed, touch “Trip
Information”.
1 Fuel consumption in the past 15
minutes
2 Displays the average vehicle
speed since the hybrid system
was started.
2
3 Displays the elapsed time since
4 Cruising range
5 Regenerated energy in the past
15 minutes
One symbol indicates 30 Wh.
Up to 5 symbols are shown.
The image is example only, and may vary slightly from actual conditions.
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the hybrid system was started.
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Past record screen (Navigation system or Display Audio system)

Navigation system
1 Press “INFO APPS”. (P. 103)
2 Touch “Fuel Consumption” on the information screen.
3 If “Energy Monitor” screen is displayed, touch “Fuel Consumption”.
If “Trip Information” screen is displayed, touch “Past Record”.
1 Best past fuel consumption
2 Update
The average fuel consumption and
graph are updated, and a new
average fuel consumption record
begins.
3 Average fuel consumption
Displays a maximum of five past
record of the average fuel consumption.
The image is example only, and may vary slightly from actual conditions.
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Display Audio system
Press “INFO”. (P. 103)
If the “Energy Monitor” or “Trip Information” screen is displayed, touch
“Past Record”.
1 Best past fuel consumption
2 Update
The average fuel consumption and
graph are updated, and a new
average fuel consumption record
begins.
Displays a maximum of five past
record of the average fuel consumption.
The image is example only, and may vary slightly from actual conditions.
■ Resetting the consumption data
Selecting “Clear” on the “Trip Information” screen will reset the fuel consumption and the regenerated energy for the past 15 minutes. Selecting “Clear” on
the “Past Record” screen will reset the past records and best past fuel consumption. Selecting “Yes” on the following screen will confirm resetting of all
the data.
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3 Average fuel consumption
2
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2. Instrument cluster
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Keys .................................. 114
3-2. Opening, closing and
locking the doors and
trunk
Smart key system ............. 117
Wireless remote control .... 132
Doors ................................ 135
Trunk................................. 138
3-3. Adjusting the seats
Front seats ........................ 142
Driving position
memory ........................... 144
Head restraints.................. 148
3-4. Adjusting the steering
wheel and mirrors
Steering wheel .................. 151
Inside rear view mirror ...... 152
Outside rear view
mirrors............................. 154
3-5. Opening, closing the
windows and moon roof
Power windows ................. 157
Moon roof.......................... 160
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Keys
The keys
The following keys are provided with the vehicle.
1 Electronic keys
• Operating the smart key system
(P. 117)
• Operating the wireless remote
control function (P. 132)
2 Mechanical keys
3 Key number plate
Using the mechanical key
To take out the mechanical key,
push the release button and take
the key out.
The mechanical key can only be
inserted in one direction, as the
key only has grooves on one side.
If the key cannot be inserted in a
lock cylinder, turn it over and reattempt to insert it.
After using the mechanical key,
store it in the electronic key. Carry
the mechanical key together with
the electronic key. If the electronic
key battery is depleted or the entry
function does not operate properly,
you will need the mechanical key.
(P. 438)
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■ When required to leave the vehicle’s key with a parking attendant
Turn the trunk opener main switch off and lock the glove box as circumstances demand. (P. 139, 288)
Remove the mechanical key for your own use and provide the attendant with
the electronic key only.
■ If you lose your mechanical keys
New genuine mechanical keys can be made by your Toyota dealer using the
other mechanical key and the key number stamped on your key number
plate. Keep the plate in a safe place such as your wallet, not in the vehicle.
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■ When riding in an aircraft
When bringing an electronic key onto an aircraft, make sure you do not press
any buttons on the electronic key while inside the aircraft cabin. If you are
carrying an electronic key in your bag etc., ensure that the buttons are not
likely to be pressed accidentally. Pressing a button may cause the electronic
key to emit radio waves that could interfere with the operation of the aircraft.
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NOTICE
■ To prevent key damage
● Do not drop the keys, subject them to strong shocks or bend them.
● Do not expose the keys to high temperatures for long periods of time.
● Do not get the keys wet or wash them in an ultrasonic washer etc.
● Do not attach metallic or magnetic materials to the keys or place the keys
close to such materials.
● Do not disassemble the keys.
● Do not attach a sticker or anything else to the surface of the electronic key.
● Do not place the keys near objects that produce magnetic fields, such as
TVs, audio systems and induction cookers, or medical electrical equipment, such as low-frequency therapy equipment.
■ Carrying the electronic key on your person
Carry the electronic key 3.9 in. (10 cm) or more away from electric appliances that are turned on. Radio waves emitted from electric appliances
within 3.9 in. (10 cm) of the electronic key may interfere with the key, causing the key to not function properly.
■ In case of a smart key system malfunction or other key-related problems
Take your vehicle with all the electronic keys provided with your vehicle to
your Toyota dealer.
■ When an electronic key is lost
If the electronic key remains lost, the risk of vehicle theft increases significantly. Visit your Toyota dealer immediately with all remaining electronic
keys that was provided with your vehicle.
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Smart key system
Function summary
The following operations can be performed simply by carrying the
electronic key on your person, for example in your pocket. (The driver
should always carry the electronic key.)
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2 Unlocks the trunk (P. 118)
3 Starts the hybrid system (P. 183)
■ Operation signals
A buzzer sounds and the emergency flashers flash to indicate that the doors
have been locked/unlocked. (Locked: once; Unlocked: twice)
■ Security feature
If a door is not opened within approximately 60 seconds after the vehicle is
unlocked, the security feature automatically locks the vehicle again.
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1 Locks and unlocks the doors (P. 118)
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Unlocking and locking the doors
Grip the driver’s door handle to
unlock the door. Some models,
grip the passenger’s door handle
to unlock all the doors.*
Make sure to touch the sensor on
the back of the handle.
The doors cannot be unlocked for
3 seconds after the doors are
locked.
*: The door unlock settings can be
changed. (P. 124)
Touch the lock sensor (the indentation on the upper part of the
door handle) to lock all the doors.
Unlocking the trunk
Press the button to unlock the
trunk.
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Antenna location and effective range
■ Antenna location
1 Right side antenna outside
the cabin (if equipped)
2 Antennas inside the cabin
3 Antenna outside the trunk
34 Antenna inside the trunk
35 Left side antenna outside the
cabin
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■ Effective range (areas within which the electronic key is
detected)

Type A

Type B
When locking or unlocking the doors
The system can be operated when the electronic key is within about 2.3
ft. (0.7 m) of an outside door handle. (Only the doors detecting the key
can be operated.)
When unlocking the trunk
The system can be operated when the electronic key is within about 2.3
ft. (0.7 m) of the trunk release button.
When starting the hybrid system or changing power switch
modes
The system can be operated when the electronic key is inside the vehicle.
■ When the door cannot be locked by the lock sensor on the upper part of
the door handle
If the door will not lock even when the topside sensor area is touched, try touching
both the topside and underside sensor
areas at the same time.
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■ Alarms and warning indicators
An alarm sounds and warning message displays shown on the multi-information display are used to protect against unexpected accidents or theft of the
vehicle resulting from erroneous operation. When a warning message is displayed, take appropriate measures based on the displayed message.
(P. 422)
When only an alarm sounds, circumstances and correction procedures are as
follows.
Alarm
Correction procedure
An attempt was made
to lock the doors using
the smart key system
while the electronic key
was still inside the vehicle.
Retrieve the electronic
key from the passenger
compartment and lock
the doors again.
Exterior alarm sounds The trunk was closed
once for 5 seconds
while the electronic key Retrieve the electronic
was still inside the trunk key from the trunk and
and all the doors were close the trunk lid.
locked.
An attempt was made Close all of the doors
to lock the vehicle while and lock the doors
a door was open.
again.
An attempt was made
to lock either front door
by opening a door and
Interior alarm pings
putting the inside lock
once and exterior alarm
button into the lock
sounds once for 5 secposition, then closing
onds
the door with the electronic key still inside the
vehicle.
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Retrieve the electronic
key from the vehicle
and lock the doors
again.
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Alarm
Situation
Correction procedure
The power switch was
turned to ACCESSORY
mode while the driver's
Turn the power switch
door was open (The
off and close the
driver's
door
was
driver’s door.
opened
when
the
Interior alarm sounds power switch was in
ACCESSORY mode.)
continuously
The driver’s door was
opened while any shift
position other than P
Shift the shift lever to P.
was selected without
turning off the power
switch.
The following table describes circumstances and correction procedures when
alarms are sounded and a message or key icon is displayed.
Interior
buzzer
Exterior
buzzer
Situation
Correction
procedure
• Change the
The electronic key was carried
shift position
outside the vehicle and the
to P.
driver’s door was opened and
Continuous Continuous
• Bring
the
closed while any shift position
electronic
other than P was selected withkey back into
out turning off the power switch.
the vehicle.
Once
Once
3 times
The electronic key was carried
outside the vehicle and the
driver’s door was opened and
closed while the shift position P
was selected without turning off
the power switch.
3 times
Indicates that a door other than
the driver’s door has been
Confirm
the
opened and closed with the
location of the
power switch in any mode other
electronic key.
than off and the electronic key
outside of the detection area.
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Turn the power
switch off or
bring the electronic key back
into the vehicle.
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Interior
buzzer
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Situation
Correction
procedure
Once
Continuous
(5 seconds)
An attempt was made to exit
the vehicle with the electronic
key and lock the doors without
first turning the power switch
off.
Turn the power
switch off and
lock the doors
again.
Once

Indicates that the electronic key Confirm
the
is not present when attempting location of the
to start the hybrid system.
electronic key.
9 times

Confirm
that
An attempt was made to drive
the electronic
when the regular key was not
key is inside
inside the vehicle.
the vehicle.
Once

Replace
the
Indicates that the electronic key
battery.
battery is low.
(P. 377)
Once

Release
the
Indicates that the steering lock
steering lock.
has not been released.
(P. 186)

• When the doors were
unlocked with the mechanical
key and then the power
switch was pressed, the electronic key could not be
detected in the vehicle.
• The electronic key could not
be detected in the vehicle
even after the power switch
was pressed two consecutive times.
Once
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the
electronic key
to the power
switch
while
depressing the
brake pedal.
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Exterior
buzzer
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■ Switching the door unlock function (some models)
It is possible to set which doors the entry function unlocks using the wireless
remote control.
1
Turn the power switch off.
2
When the indicator light on the key surface is not on, press and hold
,
or
for approximately 5 seconds while pressing and holding
.
The setting changes each time an operation is performed, as shown below.
(When changing the setting continuously, release the buttons, wait for at least
5 seconds, and repeat step 2 .)
Multi-information
display
Unlocking function
Beep
Holding the driver’s door
handle unlocks only the
Exterior: Beeps 3
driver’s door.
times
Holding a passenger’s door Interior: Pings once
handle unlocks all the
doors.
Holding either front door
Exterior: Beeps twice
handle unlocks all the
Interior: Pings once
doors.
To prevent unintended triggering of the alarm, unlock the doors using the
wireless remote control and open and close a door once after the settings
have been changed. (If a door is not opened within 60 seconds after
is
pressed, the doors will be locked again and the alarm will automatically be
set.)
In case that the alarm is triggered, immediately stop the alarm. (P. 81)
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■ Battery-saving function
The battery-saving function will be activated in order to prevent the electronic
key battery and the 12-volt battery from being discharged while the vehicle is
not in operation for a long time.
● In the following situations, the smart key system may take some time to
unlock the doors.
• The electronic key has been left in an area of approximately 6 ft. (2 m) of
the outside of the vehicle for 10 minutes or longer.
• The smart key system has not been used for 5 days or longer.
● If the smart key system has not been used for 14 days or longer, the doors
cannot be unlocked at any doors except the driver’s door. In this case, take
hold of the driver’s door handle, or use the wireless remote control or the
mechanical key, to unlock the doors.
Press
twice while pressing and
holding
. Confirm that the electronic
key indicator flashes 4 times.
While the battery-saving mode is set, the
smart key system cannot be used. To
cancel the function, press any of the electronic key buttons.
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■ Electronic Key battery-Saving Function
When battery-saving mode is set, battery depletion is minimized by stopping
the electronic key from receiving radio waves.
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■ Conditions affecting operation
The smart key system uses weak radio waves. In the following situations, the
communication between the electronic key and the vehicle may be affected,
preventing the smart key system, wireless remote control and immobilizer
system from operating properly. (Ways of coping: P. 438)
● When the electronic key battery is depleted
● Near a TV tower, electric power plant, gas station, radio station, large display, airport or other facility that generates strong radio waves or electrical
noise
● When carrying a portable radio, cellular phone, cordless phone or other
wireless communication device
● When the electronic key is in contact with, or is covered by the following
metallic objects
• Cards to which aluminum foil is attached
• Cigarette boxes that have aluminum foil inside
• Metallic wallets or bags
• Coins
• Hand warmers made of metal
• Media such as CDs and DVDs
● When other wireless keys (that emit radio waves) are being used nearby
● When carrying the electronic key together with the following devices that
emit radio waves
• Another vehicle’s electronic key or a wireless key that emits radio waves
• Personal computers or personal digital assistants (PDAs)
• Digital audio players
• Portable game systems
● If window tint with a metallic content or metallic objects are attached to the
rear window
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■ Note for the entry function
● Even when the electronic key is within the effective range (detection areas),
the system may not operate properly in the following cases:
• The electronic key is too close to the window or outside door handle, near
the ground, or in a high place when the doors are locked or unlocked.
• The electronic key is near the ground or in a high place, or too close to
the rear bumper center when the trunk is opened.
• The electronic key is on the instrument panel, rear package tray or floor,
or in the door pockets or glove box when the hybrid system is started or
power switch modes are changed.
● Do not leave the electronic key on top of the instrument panel or near the
door pockets when exiting the vehicle. Depending on the radio wave reception conditions, it may be detected by the antenna outside the cabin and the
door will become lockable from the outside, possibly trapping the electronic
key inside the vehicle.
● Even if the electronic key is not inside the vehicle, it may be possible to start
the hybrid system if the electronic key is near the window.
● The doors may unlock or lock if a large amount of water splashes on the
door handle, such as in the rain or in a car wash when the electronic key is
within the effective range. (The doors will automatically be locked after
approximately 60 seconds if the doors are not opened and closed.)
● If the wireless remote control is used to lock the doors when the electronic
key is near the vehicle, there is a possibility that the door may not be
unlocked by the entry function. (Use the wireless remote control to unlock
the doors.)
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● As long as the electronic key is within the effective range, the doors may be
locked or unlocked by anyone. However, only the doors detecting the electronic key can be used to unlock the vehicle.
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■ Note for locking the doors
● Touching the door lock sensor while wearing gloves may delay or prevent
lock operation. Remove the gloves and touch the lock sensor again.
● If the door handle becomes wet while the electronic key is within the effective range, the door may lock and unlock repeatedly. In that case, follow the
following correction procedures to wash the vehicle:
• Place the electronic key in a location 6 ft. (2 m) or more away from the
vehicle. (Take care to ensure that the key is not stolen.)
• Set the electronic key to battery-saving mode to disable the smart key
system. (P. 125)
● If the electronic key is inside the vehicle and a door handle becomes wet
during a car wash, a message may be shown on the multi-information display and a buzzer will sound outside the vehicle. To turn off the alarm, lock
all the doors.
● The lock sensor may not work properly if it comes into contact with ice,
snow, mud, etc. Clean the lock sensor and attempt to operate it again, or
use the lock sensor on the lower part of the door handle.
● Fingernails may scrape against the door during operation of the door handle. Be careful not to injure fingernails or damage the surface of the door.
■ Note for the unlocking function
● A sudden approach to the effective range or door handle may prevent the
doors from being unlocked. In this case, return the door handle to the original position and check that the doors unlock before pulling the door handle
again.
● Gripping the door handle when wearing a glove may not unlock the door.
● If the door handle becomes wet while the electronic key is within the effective range, the door may lock and unlock repeatedly. In that case, follow the
following correction procedures to wash the vehicle:
• Place the electronic key in a location 6 ft. (2 m) or more away from the
vehicle. (Take care to ensure that the key is not stolen.)
• Set the electronic key to battery-saving mode to disable the smart key
system. (P. 125)
● If there is another electronic key in the detection area, it may take slightly
longer to unlock the doors after the door handle is gripped.
● Fingernails may scrape against the door during operation of the door handle. Be careful not to injure fingernails or damage the surface of the door.
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■ When the vehicle is not driven for extended periods
● To prevent theft of the vehicle, do not leave the electronic key within 6 ft. (2
m) of the vehicle.
● The smart key system can be deactivated in advance. (P. 477)
■ Alarm
Using the smart key system to lock the doors will set the alarm system.
(P. 81)
■ To operate the system properly
● Make sure to carry the electronic key when operating the system. Do not get
the electronic key too close to the vehicle when operating the system from
the outside of the vehicle.
● Do not leave the electronic key inside the luggage compartment.
The key confinement prevention function may not operate, depending on
the location of the key (close to a spare tire, the inside edge of the luggage
compartment), conditions (inside a metal bag, close to metallic objects) and
the radio waves in the surrounding area. (P. 139)
■ If the smart key system does not operate properly
● Locking and unlocking the doors: Use the mechanical key. (P. 438)
● Unlocking the trunk: P. 140
● Starting the hybrid system: P. 439
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Depending on the position and holding condition of the electronic key, the
key may not be detected correctly and the system may not operate properly. (The alarm may go off accidentally, or the door lock prevention function
may not operate.)
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■ Electronic key battery depletion
● The standard battery life is 1 to 2 years.
● If the battery becomes low, an alarm will sound in the cabin when the hybrid
system stops. (P. 121)
● As the electronic key always receives radio waves, the battery will become
depleted even if the electronic key is not used. The following symptoms indicate that the electronic key battery may be depleted. Replace the battery
when necessary. (P. 377)
• The smart key system or the wireless remote control does not operate.
• The detection area becomes smaller.
• The LED indicator on the key surface does not turn on.
● To avoid serious deterioration, do not leave the electronic key within 3 ft. (1
m) of the following electrical appliances that produce a magnetic field:
• TVs
• Personal computers
• Cellular phones, cordless phones and battery chargers
• Recharging cellular phones or cordless phones
• Table lamps
• Induction cookers
■ When the electronic key battery is fully depleted
P. 377
■ Customization
Settings (e. g. operation signal) can be changed.
(Customizable features: P. 477)
■ If the smart key system has been deactivated in a customized setting
● Locking and unlocking the doors: P. 132, 438
● Unlocking the trunk: P. 140
● Starting the hybrid system and changing power switch modes: P. 439
● Stopping the hybrid system: P. 184
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■ Certification for the smart key system
FCC ID: NI4TMLF10-18
NOTE:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC WARNING:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
CAUTION
● Users of any electrical medical device other than implantable cardiac
pacemakers, cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators should consult the manufacturer of the
device for information about its operation under the influence of radio
waves.
Radio waves could have unexpected effects on the operation of such
medical devices.
Ask your Toyota dealer for details on disabling the entry function.
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■ Caution regarding interference with electronic devices
● People with implantable cardiac pacemakers, cardiac resynchronization
therapy-pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators should keep
away from the smart key system antennas. (P. 119)
The radio waves may affect the operation of such devices. If necessary,
the entry function can be disabled. Ask your Toyota dealer for details, such
as the frequency of radio waves and timing of the emitted radio waves.
Then, consult your doctor to see if you should disable the entry function.
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Wireless remote control
Function summary
The wireless remote control can be used to lock and unlock the vehicle.
1 Locks all the doors
2 Unlocks all the doors
Pressing the button unlocks the
driver’s door. Pressing the button
again within 5 seconds unlocks the
other doors.
3 Unlocks the trunk
(press and hold)
4 Sounds the alarm
(press and hold) (P. 133)
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■ Operation signals
Doors:
A buzzer sounds and the emergency flashers flash to indicate that the doors
have been locked/unlocked. (Locked: once; Unlocked: twice)
Trunk:
A buzzer sounds to indicate that the trunk has been opened.
■ Door lock buzzer
If an attempt to lock the doors is made when a door is not fully closed, a
buzzer sounds continuously for 5 seconds. Fully close the door to stop the
buzzer, and lock the vehicle once more.
■ Panic mode
To stop the alarm, press any button on the
electronic key.
■ Security feature
P. 117
■ Alarm
Using the wireless remote control to lock the doors will set the alarm system.
(P. 81)
■ Conditions affecting operation
P. 126
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When
is pressed for longer than
about one second, an alarm will sound
intermittently and the vehicle lights will
flash to deter any person from trying to
break into or damage your vehicle.
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■ If the wireless remote control does not operate properly
● Locking and unlocking the doors: Use the mechanical key. (P. 438)
● Unlocking the trunk: P. 140
■ Electronic key battery depletion
P. 130
■ When the electronic key battery is fully depleted
P. 377
■ Confirmation of the registered key number
The number of keys already registered to the vehicle can be confirmed. Ask
your Toyota dealer for details.
■ Customization
Settings (e.g. wireless remote control system) can be changed.
(Customizable features: P. 477)
■ Certification for wireless remote control
FCC ID: HYQ23AAB
FCC ID: HYQ14FBA
NOTE:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC WARNING:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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Doors
Unlocking and locking the doors
The vehicle can be locked and unlocked using the entry function,
wireless remote control or door lock switches.
◆ Entry function
P. 117
◆ Wireless remote control
P. 132
◆ Door lock switches
2 Unlocks all the doors
◆ Inside lock buttons
1 Unlocks the door
2 Locks the door
The front doors can be opened
by pulling the inside handle
even if the lock buttons are in
the lock position.
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1 Locks all the doors
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Locking the front doors from the outside without a key
1 Move the inside lock button to the lock position.
2 Close the door.
The door cannot be locked if the power switch is in ACCESSORY or
ON mode, or the electronic key is left inside the vehicle.
The key may not be detected correctly and the door may be locked.
Rear door child-protector lock
The door cannot be opened from
inside the vehicle when the lock is
set.
1 Unlock
2 Lock
These locks can be set to prevent
children from opening the rear
doors. Push down on each rear
door switch to lock both rear doors.
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Automatic door locking and unlocking systems
The following functions can be set or canceled:
For instructions on customizing, refer to P. 477.
Function
Speed linked door locking function
Operation
All doors are automatically locked
when vehicle speed is approximately 12 mph (20 km/h) or higher.
All doors are automatically locked
Shift position linked door locking
when shifting the shift lever to posifunction
tion other than P.
Shift position linked door unlocking All doors are automatically unlocked
function
when shifting the shift lever to P.
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Driver's door linked door unlocking All doors are automatically unlocked
function
when driver’s door is opened.
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■ Using the mechanical key
The doors can also be locked and unlocked with the mechanical key.
(P. 438)
■ If a wrong key is used
The key cylinder rotates freely to isolate inside mechanism.
■ Customization
Settings (e.g. unlocking function using a key) can be changed.
(Customizable features: P. 477)
CAUTION
■ To prevent an accident
Observe the following precautions while driving the vehicle.
Failure to do so may result in a door opening and an occupant throwing out
of the vehicle, resulting in death or serious injury.
● Ensure that all doors are properly closed and locked.
● Do not pull the inside handle of the doors while driving.
Be especially careful for the front doors, as the doors may be opened even
if the inside lock buttons are in locked position.
● Set the rear door child-protector locks when children are seated in the rear
seats.
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Trunk
The trunk can be opened using the trunk opener, entry function
or wireless remote control.
Opening the trunk from inside the vehicle
Press the opener switch.
Opening the trunk from outside the vehicle
■ Entry function
P. 117
■ Wireless remote control
P. 132
When closing the trunk
Using the trunk grip, lower the
trunk without applying force to the
side and push the trunk down
from the outside to close it.
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Luggage security system
The trunk opener switch can be temporarily disabled to protect luggage stored in the trunk against theft.
Turn the main switch in the glove
box off to disable the trunk
opener.
1 On
2 Off
The trunk lid cannot be opened
even with the wireless remote control or the entry function.
■ Function to prevent the trunk being locked with the electronic key inside
● When all doors are being locked, closing the trunk lid with the electronic key
left inside the trunk will sound an alarm.
In this case, the trunk lid can be opened pressing the trunk release button
on the trunk lid.
● Even when the spare electronic key is put in the trunk with all the doors
locked, the key confinement prevention function can be activated so the
trunk can be opened. In order to prevent theft, take all electronic keys with
you when leaving the vehicle.
● Even when the electronic key is put in the trunk with all the doors are locked,
the key may not be detected depending on the places and the surrounding
radio wave conditions. In this case, the key confinement prevention function
cannot be activated, causing the doors to lock when the trunk is closed.
Make sure to check where the key is before closing the trunk.
● The key confinement prevention function cannot be activated if any one of
the doors is unlocked. In this case, open the trunk using the trunk opener.
■ Internal trunk release lever
The trunk lid can be opened by pulling the
glow-in-the-dark lever located on the
inside of the trunk lid.
The lever will continue to glow for some
time after the trunk lid is closed.
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■ Trunk light
The trunk light turns on when the trunk is opened.
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■ In case the trunk opener is not actuated
1
Pull down the rear armrest and open the
door behind it.
2
Pull the loop of wire to unlock the trunk
lid.
This is used in case the trunk lid cannot
be unlocked due to a discharged battery
or other trouble.
■ When leaving a key to the vehicle with a parking attendant
P. 115
■ Customization
The trunk opener main switch can be deactivated.
(Customizable feature: P. 477)
CAUTION
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.
■ Before driving
● Make sure that the trunk lid is fully closed. If the trunk lid is not fully closed,
it may open unexpectedly while driving and hit near-by objects or luggage
in the trunk may be thrown out, causing an accident.
● Do not allow children to play in the trunk.
If a child is accidentally locked in the trunk, they could suffer from heat
exhaustion, suffocation or other injuries.
● Do not allow a child to open or close the trunk lid.
Doing so may cause the trunk lid to open unexpectedly, or cause the
child’s hands, head, or neck to be caught by the closing trunk lid.
■ Important points while driving
Never let anyone sit in the trunk. In the event of sudden braking or a collision, they are susceptible to death or serious injury.
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CAUTION
■ Using the trunk
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may cause parts of the body to be caught, resulting in serious injury.
● Remove any heavy loads, such as snow and ice, from the trunk lid before
opening it. Failure to do so may cause the trunk lid to suddenly shut again
after it is opened.
● When opening or closing the trunk lid, thoroughly check to make sure the
surrounding area is safe.
● If anyone is in the vicinity, make sure they are safe and let them know that
the trunk is about to open or close.
● The trunk lid may suddenly shut if it is
not opened fully. It is more difficult to
open or close the trunk lid on an incline
than on a level surface, so beware of
the trunk lid unexpectedly opening or
closing by itself. Make sure that the
trunk lid is fully open and secure before
using the trunk.
● When closing the trunk lid, take extra
care to prevent your fingers etc. from
being caught.
● When closing the trunk lid, make sure to
press it lightly on its outer surface. If the
trunk handle is used to fully close the
trunk lid, it may result in hands or arms
being caught.
● Do not attach any accessories other than genuine Toyota parts to the trunk
lid. Such additional weight on the trunk lid may cause the lid to suddenly
shut again after it is opened.
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● Use caution when opening or closing the trunk lid in windy weather as it
may move abruptly in strong wind.
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Front seats
Adjustment procedure

Driver’s seat

Passenger’s seat
1 Seat position adjustment switch
2 Seatback
angle
switch
adjustment
4 Vertical
height adjustment
switch (if equipped for passenger’s seat)
cushion (front) angle 5 Lumbar support adjustment
switch (if equipped for passenadjustment switch (if equipped
ger’s seat)
for passenger’s seat)
6 Seat cushion length adjustment switch (if equipped)
3 Seat
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■ Power easy access system (vehicles with driving position memory)
The auto away/return function enables easy access by activating when the
driver attempts to enter or exit the vehicle.
● When the power switch has been turned to ON mode or the driver’s seat
belt has been fastened, the driver’s seat will move forward.
● When the power switch has been turned off and the driver’s seat belt has
been unfastened, the driver’s seat will move backward.
■ Customization
Settings (e.g. driver’s seat movement when exiting the vehicle) can be
changed. (Customizable features: P. 477)
CAUTION
● Do not put your hands under the seat or near the moving parts to avoid
injury.
Fingers or hands may become jammed in the seat mechanism.
■ Seat adjustment
To reduce the risk of sliding under the lap belt during a collision, do not
recline the seat more than necessary.
If the seat is too reclined, the lap belt may slide past the hips and apply
restraint forces directly to the abdomen, or your neck may contact the
shoulder belt, increasing the risk of death or serious injury in the event of an
accident.
Adjustments should not be made while driving as the seat may unexpectedly move and cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
■ When adjusting the seat positions
Make sure to leave enough space around the feet so they do not get stuck.
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■ When adjusting the seat position
● Take care when adjusting the seat position to ensure that other passengers are not injured by the moving seat.
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Driving position memory
Your preferred driving position (the position of the driver’s seat
and outside rear view mirrors) can be memorized and recalled
by pressing a button. It is also possible to set this function to
activate automatically when the doors are unlocked.
Two different driving positions can be entered into memory.
Entering a position to memory
1 Check that the shift lever is in P.
2 Turn the power switch to ON mode.
3 Adjust the driver’s seat and outside rear view mirrors to the desired
positions.
4 While pressing the “SET” but-
ton, or within 3 seconds after
the “SET” button is pressed,
press button “1” or “2” until the
signal beeps.
If the selected button has already
been preset, the previously
recorded position will be overwritten.
: If equipped
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Recalling the memorized position
1 Check that the shift lever is in P.
2 Turn the power switch to ON mode.
3 Press button “1” or “2” to recall
the desired position.
3
● Press the “SET” button.
● Press button “1” or “2”.
● Adjust the seat using the switches (only cancels seat position recall).
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■ When you want to stop the position recall operation part-way through
Perform any of the following operations:
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Linking driving position memory with door unlock operation
A desired driving position can be recalled linked with the unlocking of
the door.
■ Setting procedure
Record your driving position to button “1” or “2” before performing
the following:
Carrying only the key to which you want to link the driving position,
shift the shift lever to P and then close the driver’s door.
If 2 or more keys are in the vehicle, the driving position cannot be
linked properly.
1 Turn the power switch to ON mode and recall the position which
you want to link.
2 While pressing the button to
recall the position, press the
driver’s door lock switch
(either lock or unlock) until
the signal beeps.
The driving position is recalled
when the driver’s door is
unlocked using the entry function or wireless remote control
and the driver’s door is opened.
■ Cancelation procedure
Carry only the key for which you want to cancel the linked door
unlock operation.
If 2 or more keys are in the vehicle, the driving position cannot be
canceled properly.
1 Turn the power switch to ON mode.
2 While pressing the “SET” button, press the driver’s door lock
switch (either lock or unlock) until the signal beeps.
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■ Retained accessory power
Memorized positions can be activated up to 180 seconds after the driver’s
door is opened and another 60 seconds after it is closed again, even if the
power switch is off.
■ If any position memory button is pushed while the adjustments are
being made
The operation will stop. To reactivate the system, push the desired button (“1”
or “2”) again.
CAUTION
■ Seat adjustment caution
Take care during seat adjustment so that the seat does not strike the rear
passenger or squeeze your body against the steering wheel.
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Head restraints
Head restraints are provided for all seats.
Front seats
Vertical adjustment
1 Up
Pull the head restraints up.
2 Down
Push the head restraint down while
pressing the lock release button.
Lock release button
Rear seats (except center seat)
1 Up
Pull the head restraints up.
2 Down
Push the head restraint down while
pressing the lock release button.
Lock release button
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■ Removing the head restraints (except rear center seat)
Pull the head restraint up while pressing
the lock release button.
Lock release button
■ Installing the head restraints
 Front seats
Align the head restraint with the installation holes and push it down to the lock
position.
Press and hold the lock release button
when lowering the head restraint.
3
 Rear seats (except center seat)
Align the head restraint with the installation holes and push it down to the lowest
lock position while pressing the lock
release button.
Lock release button
■ Adjusting the height of the head restraints (except rear center seat)
Make sure that the head restraints are
adjusted so that the center of the head
restraint is closest to the top of your ears.
■ Adjusting the rear seat head restraint (except center seat)
Always raise the head restraint one level from the stowed position when
using.
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Lock release button
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CAUTION
■ Head restraint precautions
Observe the following precautions regarding the head restraints. Failure to
do so may result in death or serious injury.
● Use the head restraints designed for each respective seat.
● Adjust the head restraints to the correct position at all times.
● After adjusting the head restraints, push down on them and make sure
they are locked in position.
● Do not drive with the head restraints removed.
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Steering wheel
The steering wheel can be adjusted to a comfortable position.
Adjustment procedure
1 Hold the steering wheel and
push the lever down.
3
moving the steering wheel horizontally and vertically.
After adjustment, pull the lever up
to secure the steering wheel.
CAUTION
■ Caution while driving
Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving.
Doing so may cause the driver to mishandle the vehicle and cause an accident, resulting in death or serious injury.
■ After adjusting the steering wheel
Make sure that the steering wheel is securely locked.
Otherwise, the steering wheel may move suddenly, possibly causing an
accident, and resulting in death or serious injury.
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Inside rear view mirror
The rear view mirror’s position can be adjusted to enable sufficient confirmation of the rear view.
Adjusting the height of rear view mirror
Adjust the height of the rear view
mirror by moving it up and down.
Anti-glare function

Manual anti-glare inside rear view mirror
Reflected light from the headlights of vehicles behind can be
reduced by operating the lever.
1 Normal position
2 Anti-glare position
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Auto anti-glare inside rear view mirror
Responding to the level of brightness of the headlights of vehicles
behind, the reflected light is automatically reduced.
Changing automatic
function mode
anti-glare
ON/OFF
Indicator
■ To prevent sensor error (auto anti-glare type)
To ensure that the sensors operate properly, do not touch or cover them.
CAUTION
Do not adjust the position of the mirror while driving.
Doing so may lead to mishandling of the vehicle and cause an accident,
resulting in death or serious injury.
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When the automatic anti-glare
function is in on mode, the indicator illuminates.
The function will set to on mode
each time the power switch is
turned to ON mode.
Pressing the button turns the function to off mode. (The indicator also
turns off.)
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Outside rear view mirrors
Adjustment procedure
1 To select a mirror to adjust,
press the switch.
1 Left
2 Right
2 To adjust the mirror, press the
switch.
1 Up
2 Right
3 Down
4 Left
Folding the mirrors
Push the mirror back in the direction of the vehicle’s rear.
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■ Mirror angle can be adjusted when
The power switch is in ACCESSORY or ON mode.
■ Linked mirror function when reversing (vehicles with driving position
memory)
● When the mirror select switch is either in the “L” or “R” position, the outside
rear view mirrors will automatically angle down when the vehicle is in
reverse to give a better view of the ground. To disable this function, set the
mirror select switch between the “L” and “R” positions.
■ When the mirrors are fogged up
The outside rear view mirrors can be cleared using the mirror defoggers. Turn
on the rear window defogger to turn on the outside rear view mirror defoggers. (P. 279)
■ Automatic adjustment of the mirror angle (vehicles with driving position
memory)
A desired mirror face angle can be entered to memory and recalled automatically by the driving position memory. (P. 144)
■ Auto anti-glare function (vehicles with outer foot lights)
When the anti-glare inside rear view mirror is set to automatic mode, the outside rear view mirrors will activate in conjunction with the anti-glare inside
rear view mirror to reduce reflected light. (P. 152)
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● If the mirror angle is adjusted while the vehicle is in reverse, the position of
the mirror will be remembered based on the mirror position when the vehicle
is not in reverse.
However, since the mirror movement is based on the angle they are set
when the linked mirror function is not operating, the mirror angle when the
function is operating will also be changed if the mirrors are adjusted while
the function is not operating.
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CAUTION
■ Important points while driving
Observe the following precautions while driving.
Failure to do so may result in loss of control of the vehicle and cause an
accident, resulting in death or serious injury.
● Do not adjust the mirrors while driving.
● Do not drive with the mirrors folded.
● Both the driver and passenger side mirrors must be extended and properly
adjusted before driving.
■ When a mirror is moving
To avoid personal injury and mirror malfunction, be careful not to get your
hand caught by the moving mirror.
■ When the mirror defoggers are operating
Do not touch the rear view mirror surfaces, as they can become very hot
and burn you.
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Power windows
Opening and closing procedures
The power windows can be opened and closed using the switches.
Operating the switch moves the windows as follows:
1 Closing
2 One-touch closing*
3 Opening
Window lock switch
Press the switch to lock the passenger window switches.
Use this switch to prevent children
from accidentally opening or closing a passenger window.
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4 One-touch opening*
*: To stop the window partway, operate the switch in the opposite direction.
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■ The power windows can be operated when
The power switch is in ON mode.
■ Operating the power windows after turning the hybrid system off
The power windows can be operated for approximately 45 seconds even
after the power switch is turned to ACCESSORY mode or turned off. They
cannot, however, be operated once either front door is opened.
■ Jam protection function
If an object becomes caught between the window and the window frame, window travel is stopped and the window is opened slightly.
■ When the power window does not close normally
If the jam protection function is operating abnormally and a window cannot be
closed, perform the following operations using the power window switch on
the relevant door.
● After stopping the vehicle, the window can be closed by holding the power
window switch in the one-touch closing position while the power switch is
turned to ON mode.
● If the window still cannot be closed even by carrying out the operation as
explained above, initialize the function by performing the following procedure.
1
Hold the power window switch in the one-touch closing position. Continue
holding the switch for a further 6 seconds after the window has closed.
2
Hold the power window switch in the one-touch opening position. Continue holding the switch for a further 2 seconds after the window has
opened completely.
3
Hold the power window switch in the one-touch closing position once
again. Continue holding the switch for a further 2 seconds after the window has closed.
If you release the switch while the window is moving, start again from the
beginning.
If the window continues to close but then re-open slightly even after performing the above procedure correctly, have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota
dealer.
■ When the 12-volt battery is disconnected
The window lock switch is disabled. If necessary, press the window lock
switch after reconnecting the 12-volt battery.
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CAUTION
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.
■ Closing the windows
● Check to make sure that all passengers do not have any part of their body
in a position where it could be caught when a window is being operated.
● Do not allow children to operate the power windows.
Closing a power window on someone can cause death or serious injury.
The driver is responsible for instructing children not to operate the power
windows.
● Jam protection function
● Never use any part of your body to intentionally activate the jam protection
function.
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● The jam protection function may not work if something gets caught just
before the window fully closes.
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Moon roof
Use the overhead switches to open and close the moon roof and
tilt it up and down.
Opening and closing
1 Opens the moon roof*
The moon roof stops slightly before
the fully open position to reduce
wind noise.
Press the switch again to fully open
the moon roof.
2 Closes the moon roof*
*: Lightly press either way of the
moon roof switch to stop the moon
roof partway.
Tilting up and down
1 Tilts the moon roof up*
2 Tilts the moon roof down*
*: Lightly press either way of the
moon roof switch to stop the moon
roof partway.
: If equipped
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■ The moon roof can be operated when
The power switch is in ON mode.
■ Operating the moon roof after turning the hybrid system off
The moon roof can be operated for approximately 45 seconds after the power
switch is turned to ACCESSORY mode or turned off. It cannot, however, be
operated once either front door is opened.
■ Jam protection function
If an object is detected between the moon roof and the frame while the moon
roof is closing or tilting down, travel is stopped and the moon roof opens
slightly.
■ Sunshade
The sunshade can be opened and closed manually. However, the sunshade
will open automatically when the moon roof is opened.
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■ When the moon roof does not close normally
Perform the following procedure:
● If the moon roof closes but then re-opens slightly
1
Stop the vehicle.
2
Press and hold the “CLOSE” switch.*1
The moon roof will close, reopen and pause for approximately 10 seconds.*2 Then it will close again, tilt up and pause for approximately 1 second. Finally, it will tilt down, open and close.
3
Check to make sure that the moon roof is completely closed and then
release the switch.
● If the moon roof tilts down but then tilts back up
1
Stop the vehicle.
2
Press and hold the “UP” switch*1 until the moon roof moves into the tilt
up position and stops.
3
Release the “UP” switch once and then press and hold the “UP” switch
again.*1
The moon roof will pause for approximately 10 seconds in the tilt up position.*2 Then it will adjust slightly and pause for approximately 1 second.
Finally, it will tilt down, open and close.
4
Check to make sure that the moon roof is completely closed and then
release the switch.
*1: If the switch is released at the incorrect time, the procedure will have to
be performed again from the beginning.
*
2
: If the switch is released after the above mentioned 10 second pause,
automatic operation will be disabled. In that case, press and hold the
“CLOSE” or “UP” switch, and the moon roof will tilt up and pause for
approximately 1 second. Then it will tilt down, open and close. Check to
make sure that the moon roof is completely closed and then release the
switch.
If the moon roof does not fully close even after performing the above procedure correctly, have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.
■ Moon roof open warning buzzer
The buzzer sounds and a message is shown on the multi-information display
when the power switch is turned off and the driver’s door is opened with the
moon roof open.
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CAUTION
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may cause death or serious injury.
■ Opening the moon roof
● Do not allow any passengers to put their hands or heads outside the vehicle while it is moving.
● Do not sit on top of the moon roof.
■ Closing the moon roof
● Check to make sure that all passengers do not have any part of their body
in a position where it could be caught when the moon roof is being operated.
■ Jam protection function
● Never use any part of your body to intentionally activate the jam protection
function.
● The jam protection function may not work if something gets caught just
before the moon roof fully closes.
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● Do not allow children to operate the moon roof.
Closing the moon roof on someone can cause death or serious injury. The
driver is responsible for instructing children not to operate the moon roof.
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4-1. Before driving
Driving the vehicle............. 166
Cargo and luggage ........... 177
Vehicle load limits ............. 180
Trailer towing..................... 181
Dinghy towing ................... 182
4-2. Driving procedures
Power (ignition) switch ...... 183
EV drive mode .................. 189
Hybrid transmission........... 191
Turn signal lever................ 194
Parking brake .................... 195
Horn .................................. 196
4-3. Operating the lights and
wipers
Headlight switch ................ 197
Automatic High Beam ....... 201
Fog light switch ................. 206
Windshield wipers and
washer ............................ 207
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Opening the fuel tank
cap .................................. 212
4-5. Using the driving
support systems
Cruise control.................... 217
Dynamic radar cruise
control ............................. 221
Driving mode select
switch .............................. 236
Driving assist systems ...... 238
Hill-start assist control....... 243
PCS
(Pre-Collision System) .... 245
BSM
(Blind Spot Monitor) ........ 251
4-6. Driving tips
Hybrid vehicle driving
tips .................................. 260
Winter driving tips ............. 262
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Driving the vehicle
The following procedures should be observed to ensure safe
driving:
Starting the hybrid system
P. 183
Driving
1 With the brake pedal depressed, shift the shift lever to D. (P. 191)
2 Release the parking brake. (P. 195)
3 Gradually release the brake pedal and gently depress the accelera-
tor pedal to accelerate the vehicle.
Stopping
1 With the shift lever in D, depress the brake pedal until the vehicle
comes to a stop.
2 If necessary, set the parking brake.
If the vehicle is to be stopped for an extended period of time, shift the shift
lever to P. (P. 191)
Parking the vehicle
1 With the shift lever in D, depress the brake pedal.
2 Set the parking brake. (P. 195)
3 Shift the shift lever to P. (P. 191)
4 Press the power switch to stop the hybrid system.
5 Lock the door, making sure that you have the electronic key on your
person.
If parking on a hill, block the wheels as needed.
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Starting off on a steep uphill
1 Make sure that the parking brake is set and shift the shift lever to D.
2 Gently depress the accelerator pedal.
3 Release the parking brake.
■ When starting off on a uphill
The hill-start assist control is available. (P. 243)
■ Driving in the rain
● Drive carefully when it is raining, because visibility will be reduced, the windows may become fogged-up, and the road will be slippery.
● Drive carefully when it starts to rain, because the road surface will be especially slippery.
● Refrain from driving at high speeds in the rain, as there may be a layer of
water between the tires and the road surface, preventing the steering and
brakes from operating properly.
● The vehicle is judged to be driving uphill or downhill
● When the accelerator pedal is released
■ Breaking in your new Toyota
To extend the life of the vehicle, observing the following precautions is recommended:
● For the first 186 miles (300 km):
Avoid sudden stops.
● For the first 621 miles (1000 km):
•
•
•
•
Do not drive at extremely high speeds.
Avoid sudden acceleration.
Do not drive continuously in low gears.
Do not drive at a constant speed for extended periods.
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■ Engine speed while driving
In the following conditions, the engine speed may become high while driving.
This is due to automatic up-shifting control or down-shifting implementation to
meet driving conditions. It does not indicate sudden acceleration.
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■ 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 drum are replaced. Have your Toyota dealer perform the bedding down operation.
■ Operating your vehicle in a foreign country
Comply with the relevant vehicle registration laws and confirm the availability
of the correct fuel. (P. 461)
■ For efficient use
● Shift the shift lever to D when driving.
In the N position, the gasoline engine operates but electricity cannot be generated. The hybrid battery (traction battery) will discharge, requiring unnecessary engine power to recharge.
● Drive your vehicle smoothly.
Avoid abrupt acceleration and deceleration. Gradual acceleration and deceleration will make more effective use of the electric motor (traction motor)
without having to use gasoline engine power.
● Avoid repeated acceleration.
Repeated acceleration consumes hybrid battery (traction battery) power,
resulting in poor acceleration. Battery power can be restored by driving with
the accelerator pedal slightly released.
● Shift the shift lever to P when parking.
In the N position, the hybrid battery (traction battery) does not recharge.
Leaving the shift lever in the N position for an extended period of time may
discharge the hybrid battery (traction battery). The vehicle cannot run if the
hybrid battery (traction battery) is discharged.
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CAUTION
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.
■ When starting the vehicle
Always keep your foot on the brake pedal while stopped with the hybrid system operating. This prevents the vehicle from creeping.
■ When driving the vehicle
● Do not drive if you are unfamiliar with the location of the brake and accelerator pedals to avoid depressing the wrong pedal.
● Do not drive the vehicle over or stop the vehicle near flammable materials.
The exhaust system and exhaust gases can be extremely hot. These hot
parts may cause a fire if there is any flammable material nearby.
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• Accidentally depressing the accelerator pedal instead of the brake
pedal will result in sudden acceleration that may lead to an accident.
• When backing up, you may twist your body around, leading to a difficulty in operating the pedals. Make sure to operate the pedals properly.
• Make sure to keep a correct driving posture even when moving the
vehicle only slightly. This allows you to depress the brake and accelerator pedals properly.
• Depress the brake pedal using your right foot. Depressing the brake
pedal using your left foot may delay response in an emergency, resulting in an accident.
● The driver should pay extra attention to pedestrians when the vehicle is
powered only by the electric motor (traction motor). Because there is no
engine noise, the pedestrians may misjudge the vehicle’s movement.
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CAUTION
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.
■ When driving the vehicle
● During normal driving, do not turn off the hybrid system. Turning the hybrid
system off while driving will not cause loss of steering or braking control,
however, power assist to the steering will be lost. This will make it more
difficult to steer smoothly, so you should pull over and stop the vehicle as
soon as it is safe to do so.
In the event of an emergency, such as if it becomes impossible to stop the
vehicle in the normal way: P. 407
● Use engine braking (downshift) to maintain a safe speed when driving
down a steep hill.
Using the brakes continuously may cause the brakes to overheat and lose
effectiveness. (P. 191)
● Do not adjust the positions of the steering wheel, the seat, or the inside or
outside rear view mirrors while driving.
Doing so may result in a loss of vehicle control.
● Always check that all passengers’ arms, heads or other parts of their body
are not outside the vehicle.
● Do not drive in excess of the speed limit. Even if the legal speed limit permits it, do not drive over 85 mph (140 km/h) unless your vehicle has highspeed capability tires. Driving over 85 mph (140 km/h) may result in tire
failure, loss of control and possible injury. Be sure to consult a tire dealer
to determine whether the tires on your vehicle are high-speed capability
tires or not before driving at such speeds.
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CAUTION
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.
■ When driving on slippery road surfaces
● Sudden braking, acceleration and steering may cause tire slippage and
reduce your ability to control the vehicle.
● Sudden acceleration, engine braking due to shift changing, or changes in
engine speed could cause the vehicle to skid, resulting in an accident.
● After driving through a puddle, depress the brake pedal to make sure that
the brakes are functioning properly. Wet brake pads may prevent the
brakes from functioning properly. If the brakes on only one side are wet
and not functioning properly, steering control may be affected.
■ When shifting the shift lever
● Do not let the vehicle roll backward while the shift lever is in a driving position, or roll forward while the shift lever is in R.
Doing so may result in an accident or damage to the vehicle.
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● Do not shift the shift lever to P while the vehicle is moving.
Doing so can damage the transmission and may result in a loss of vehicle
control.
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● Do not shift the shift lever to R while the vehicle is moving forward.
Doing so can damage the transmission and may result in a loss of vehicle
control.
● Do not shift the shift lever to D while the vehicle is moving backward.
Doing so can damage the transmission and may result in a loss of vehicle
control.
● Moving the shift lever to N while the vehicle is moving will disengage the
hybrid system. Engine braking is not available when N is selected.
● Be careful not to shift the shift lever with the accelerator pedal depressed.
Shifting the shift lever to a gear other than P or N may lead to unexpected
rapid acceleration of the vehicle that may cause an accident and result in
death or serious injury.
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CAUTION
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.
■ If you hear a squealing or scraping noise (brake pad wear limit indicators)
Have the brake pads checked and replaced by your Toyota dealer as soon
as possible.
Rotor damage may result if the pads are not replaced when needed.
It is dangerous to drive the vehicle when the wear limits of the brake pads
and/or those of the brake discs are exceeded.
■ When the vehicle is stopped
● Do not depress the accelerator pedal unnecessarily.
If the vehicle is in any gear other than P or N, the vehicle may accelerate
suddenly and unexpectedly, causing an accident.
● In order to prevent accidents due to the vehicle rolling away, always keep
depressing the brake pedal while the “READY” indicator is on, and apply
the parking brake as necessary.
● If the vehicle is stopped on an incline, in order to prevent accidents caused
by the vehicle rolling forward or backward, always depress the brake pedal
and securely apply the parking brake as needed.
● Avoid revving or racing the engine.
Running the engine at high speed while the vehicle is stopped may cause
the exhaust system to overheat, which could result in a fire if combustible
material is nearby.
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CAUTION
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.
■ When the vehicle is parked
● Do not leave glasses, cigarette lighters, spray cans, or soft drink cans in
the vehicle when it is in the sun.
Doing so may result in the following:
• Gas may leak from a cigarette lighter or spray can, and may lead to a
fire.
• The temperature inside the vehicle may cause the plastic lenses and
plastic material of glasses to deform or crack.
• Soft drink cans may fracture, causing the contents to spray over the
interior of the vehicle, and may also cause a short circuit in the vehicle’s
electrical components.
● Do not leave cigarette lighters in the vehicle. If a cigarette lighter is in a
place such as the glove box or on the floor, it may be lit accidentally when
luggage is loaded or the seat is adjusted, causing a fire.
● Do not leave a door or window open if the curved glass is coated with a
metallized film such as a silver-colored one. Reflected sunlight may cause
the glass to act as a lens, causing a fire.
● Always apply the parking brake, shift the shift lever to P, stop the hybrid
system and lock the vehicle.
Do not leave the vehicle unattended while the hybrid system is operating.
● Do not touch the exhaust pipes while the hybrid system is operating or
immediately after turning the hybrid system off.
Doing so may cause burns.
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● Do not attach adhesive discs to the windshield or windows. Do not place
containers such as air fresheners on the instrument panel or dashboard.
Adhesive discs or containers may act as lenses, causing a fire in the vehicle.
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CAUTION
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.
■ When taking a nap in the vehicle
Always turn the hybrid system off. Otherwise, if you accidentally move the
shift lever or depress the accelerator pedal, this could cause an accident or
fire due to hybrid system overheating. Additionally, if the vehicle is parked in
a poorly ventilated area, exhaust gases may collect and enter the vehicle,
leading to death or a serious health hazard.
■ When braking
● When the brakes are wet, drive more cautiously.
Braking distance increases when the brakes are wet, and this may cause
one side of the vehicle to brake differently than the other side. Also, the
parking brake may not securely hold the vehicle.
● If the electronically controlled brake system does not operate, do not follow other vehicles closely and avoid hills or sharp turns that require braking.
In this case, braking is still possible, but the brake pedal should be
depressed more firmly than usual. Also, the braking distance will increase.
Have your brakes fixed immediately.
● The brake system consists of 2 or more individual hydraulic systems; if
one of the systems fails, the other(s) will still operate. In this case, the
brake pedal should be depressed more firmly than usual and the braking
distance will increase. Have your brakes fixed immediately.
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NOTICE
■ When driving the vehicle
● Do not depress the accelerator and brake pedals at the same time during
driving, as this may restrain driving torque.
● Do not use the accelerator pedal or depress the accelerator and brake
pedals at the same time to hold the vehicle on a hill.
■ When parking the vehicle
Always shift the shift lever to P. Failure to do so may cause the vehicle to
move or the vehicle may accelerate suddenly if the accelerator pedal is
accidentally depressed.
■ Avoiding damage to vehicle parts
● Do not turn the steering wheel fully in either direction and hold it there for
an extended period of time.
Doing so may damage the power steering motor.
● When driving over bumps in the road, drive as slowly as possible to avoid
damaging the wheels, underside of the vehicle, etc.
● It may be difficult to control your vehicle.
● The vehicle will make abnormal sounds or vibrations.
● The vehicle will behave abnormally.
Information on what to do in case of a flat tire (P. 423)
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■ If you get a flat tire while driving
A flat or damaged tire may cause the following situations. Hold the steering
wheel firmly and gradually depress the brake pedal to slow down the vehicle.
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NOTICE
■ When encountering flooded roads
Do not drive on a road that has flooded after heavy rain etc. Doing so may
cause the following serious damage to the vehicle:
● Engine stalling
● Short in electrical components
● Engine damage caused by water immersion
In the event that you drive on a flooded road and the vehicle is flooded, be
sure to have your Toyota dealer check the following:
● Brake function
● Changes in quantity and quality of oil and fluid used for the engine, transmission, etc.
● Lubricant condition for the bearings and suspension joints (where possible), and the function of all joints, bearings, etc.
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Cargo and luggage
Take notice of the following information about storage precautions, cargo capacity and load:
Capacity and distribution
Cargo capacity depends on the total weight of the occupants.
(Cargo capacity) = (Total load capacity) — (Total weight of occupants)
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit —
(1) Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and
cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.” on your vehicle’s
placard.
(2) Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that
will be riding in your vehicle.
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(3) Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from
XXX kg or XXX lbs.
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(4) The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity.
For example, if the “XXX” amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will be
five 150 lb passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available
cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (1400  750 (5150) =
650 lbs.)
(5) Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded
on the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available
cargo and luggage load capacity calculated in Step 4.
(6) If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be
transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how
this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your
vehicle. (P. 180)
Toyota does not recommend towing a trailer with your vehicle. Your
vehicle is not designed for trailer towing.
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Calculation formula for on your vehicle
1 Cargo capacity
2 Total load capacity
(vehicle capacity weight)
(P. 452)
When 2 people with the combined weight of A lb. (kg) are riding in
your vehicle, which has a total load capacity (vehicle capacity weight)
of B lb. (kg), the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity
will be C lb. (kg) as follows:
B*2 lb. (kg) - A*1 lb. (kg) = C*3 lb. (kg)
*1: A = Weight of people
*2: B = Total load capacity
*3: C = Available cargo and luggage load
In this condition, if 3 more passengers with the combined weight of D
lb. (kg) get on, the available cargo and luggage load will be reduced E
lb. (kg) as follows:
C lb. (kg) - D*4 lb. (kg) = E*5 lb. (kg)
*4: D = Additional weight of people
*5: E = Available cargo and luggage load
As shown in the example above, if the number of occupants
increases, the cargo and luggage load will be reduced by an amount
that equals the increased weight due to the additional occupants. In
other words, if an increase in the number of occupants causes an
excess of the total load capacity (combined weight of occupants plus
cargo and luggage load), you must reduce the cargo and luggage on
your vehicle.
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CAUTION
■ Things that must not be carried in the trunk
The following things may cause a fire if loaded in the trunk:
● Receptacles containing gasoline
● Aerosol cans
■ Storage precautions
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may prevent the pedals from being depressed properly,
may block the driver’s vision, or may result in items hitting the driver or
passengers, possibly causing an accident.
● Stow cargo and luggage in the trunk whenever possible.
● Do not place cargo or luggage in or on the following locations.
■ Capacity and distribution
● Do not exceed the maximum axle weight rating or the total vehicle
weight rating.
● Even if the total load of occupant’s weight and the cargo load is less
than the total load capacity, do not apply the load unevenly. Improper
loading may cause deterioration of steering or braking control which
may cause death or serious injury.
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• At the feet of the driver
• On the front passenger or rear seats (when stacking items)
• On the package tray
• On the instrument panel
• On the dashboard
● Secure all items in the occupant compartment.
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Vehicle load limits
Vehicle load limits include total load capacity, seating capacity,
towing capacity and cargo capacity.
◆ Total load capacity (vehicle capacity weight): (P. 452)
Total load capacity means the combined weight of occupants, cargo
and luggage.
◆ Seating capacity: 5 occupants (Front 2, Rear 3)
Seating capacity means the maximum number of occupants whose
estimated average weight is 150 lb. (68 kg) per person.
◆ Towing capacity
Toyota does not recommend towing a trailer with your vehicle.
◆ Cargo capacity
Cargo capacity may increase or decrease depending on the weight
and the number of occupants.
■ Total load capacity and seating capacity
These details are also described on the tire and loading information label.
(P. 369)
CAUTION
■ Overloading the vehicle
Do not overload the vehicle.
It may not only cause damage to the tires, but also degrade steering
and braking ability, resulting in an accident.
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Trailer towing
Toyota does not recommend towing a trailer with your vehicle.
Toyota also does not recommend the installation of a tow hitch
or the use of a tow hitch carrier for a wheelchair, scooter, bicycle, etc. Your vehicle is not designed for trailer towing or for the
use of tow hitch mounted carriers.
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Dinghy towing
Your vehicle is not designed to be dinghy towed (with 4 wheels
on the ground) behind a motor home.
NOTICE
■ To avoid serious damage to your vehicle
Do not tow your vehicle with the four wheels on the ground.
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Power (ignition) switch
Performing the following operations when carrying the electronic key on your person starts the hybrid system or changes
power switch modes.
Starting the hybrid system
1 Check that the parking brake is set.
2 Check that the shift lever is set in P.
3 Firmly depress the brake pedal.
Messages indicating how to start the hybrid system and how to turn to
ACCESSORY mode will be displayed alternately on the multi-information
display.
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4 Press the power switch.
The hybrid system can be started
from any power switch mode.
5 Check that the “READY” indicator is on.
The vehicle will not move when the “READY” indicator is off.
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Continue depressing the brake
pedal until the hybrid system is
completely started.
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Stopping the hybrid system
1 Stop the vehicle.
2 Shift the shift lever to P.
3 Set the parking brake. (P. 195)
4 Press the power switch.
Driving-related data will be displayed on the multi-information display.
(P. 100)
Changing power switch modes
Modes can be changed by pressing the power switch with brake pedal
released. (The mode changes each time the switch is pressed.)
Off*
The emergency flashers can be
used.
The multi-information display will
not be displayed.
ACCESSORY mode
Some electrical components such
as the audio system can be used.
A message indicating how to start
the hybrid system will be displayed
on the multi-information display.
ON mode
All electrical components can be
used.
*: If the shift lever is in a position
other than P when turning off the
hybrid system, the power switch
will be turned to ACCESSORY
mode, not to off.
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When stopping the hybrid system with the shift lever in a position other than P
If the hybrid system is stopped with the shift lever in a position other
than P, a message indicating to shift the shift lever to P will be displayed on the multi-information display. At this time, the power switch
will not be turned off but instead be turned to ACCESSORY mode.
Perform the following procedure to turn the switch off:
1 Check that the parking brake is set.
2 Shift the shift lever to P.
3 Check that “Turn Power OFF” is displayed on the multi-information
display and then press the power switch once.
4 Check that “Turn Power OFF” on the multi-information display is
turned off.
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■ Sounds and vibrations specific to a hybrid vehicle
P. 72
■ Electronic key battery depletion
P. 130
■ When the ambient temperature is low, such as during winter driving conditions
It may take time until the “READY” indicator comes on.
■ Conditions affecting operation
P. 126
■ Notes for the entry function
P. 127
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■ Auto power off function
If the vehicle is left in ACCESSORY mode for more than 20 minutes or ON
mode (the hybrid system is not operating) for more than an hour with the shift
lever in P, the power switch will automatically turn off. However, this function
cannot entirely prevent 12-volt battery discharge. Do not leave the vehicle
with the power switch in ACCESSORY or ON mode for long periods of time
when the hybrid system is not operating.
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■ If the hybrid system does not start
● The immobilizer system may not have been deactivated. (P. 79)
Contact your Toyota dealer.
● Check that the shift lever is securely set in P. The hybrid system may not
start if the shift lever is displaced out of P.
■ Steering lock
After turning the power switch off and opening and closing the doors, the
steering wheel will be locked due to the steering lock function. Operating the
power switch again automatically cancels the steering lock.
■ When the steering lock cannot be released
A message informing the driver that the
steering wheel is locked will be displayed
on the multi-information display.
Check that the shift lever is set in P. Press
the power switch while turning the steering wheel left and right.
■ Steering lock motor overheating prevention
To prevent the steering lock motor from overheating, the motor may be suspended if the hybrid system is turned on and off repeatedly in a short period
of time. In this case, refrain from operating the hybrid system. After about 10
seconds, the steering lock motor will resume functioning.
■ When a message requesting the smart key system be inspected is displayed on the multi-information display
The system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected by your
Toyota dealer immediately.
■ If the “READY” indicator does not come on
If the “READY” indicator does not come on when you press the power switch
with the shift lever in P and the brake pedal depressed, contact your Toyota
dealer immediately.
■ If the hybrid system is malfunctioning
P. 74
■ If the electronic key battery is depleted
P. 377
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■ Operation of the power switch
● When operating the power switch, one short, firm press is enough. If the
switch is pressed improperly, the hybrid system may not start or the power
switch mode may not change. It is not necessary to press and hold the
switch.
● If attempting to restart the hybrid system immediately after turning the power
switch off, the hybrid system may not start in some cases. After turning the
power switch off, please wait a few seconds before restarting the hybrid system.
■ If the smart key system has been deactivated in a customized setting
P. 438
■ Customization
The time elapsed before the power switch related messages on the multiinformation display turn off can be changed.
(Customizable features: P. 477)
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CAUTION
■ Caution while driving
If hybrid system failure occurs while the vehicle is moving, do not lock or
open the doors until the vehicle reaches a safe and complete stop. Activation of the steering lock in this circumstance may lead to an accident, resulting in death or serious injury.
■ Stopping the hybrid system in an emergency
If you want to stop the hybrid system in an emergency while driving the
vehicle, press and hold the power switch for more than 2 seconds, or press
it briefly 3 times or more in succession. (P. 407)
However, do not touch the power switch while driving except in an emergency. Turning the hybrid system off while driving will not cause loss of
steering or braking control, however, power assist to the steering will be
lost. This will make it more difficult to steer smoothly, so you should pull over
and stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.
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■ When starting the hybrid system
Always start the hybrid system while sitting in the driver’s seat. Do not
depress the accelerator pedal while starting the hybrid system under any
circumstances.
Doing so may cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.
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NOTICE
■ To prevent 12-volt battery discharge
● Do not leave the power switch in ACCESSORY or ON mode for long periods of time without the hybrid system on.
● Do not stop the hybrid system when the shift lever is in a position other
than P. If the hybrid system is stopped in another shift lever position, the
power switch will not be turned off but instead be turned to ACCESSORY
mode. If the vehicle is left in ACCESSORY mode, 12-volt battery discharge may occur.
■ When starting the hybrid system
● Do not depress the accelerator pedal unnecessarily.
● If the hybrid system becomes difficult to start, have your vehicle checked
by your Toyota dealer immediately.
■ Symptoms indicating a malfunction with the power switch
If the power switch seems to be operating somewhat differently than usual,
such as the switch sticking slightly, there may be a malfunction. Contact
your Toyota dealer immediately.
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EV drive mode
In EV drive mode the electric motor (traction motor), powered by
the hybrid battery (traction battery), is used to drive the vehicle.
This mode allows you to drive in residential areas early in the
morning and late at night, or in indoor parking lots etc. without
concern for noises and gas emissions.
However, when the vehicle proximity notification system is
active, the vehicle may produce sound.
Turns EV drive mode on/off
■ Situations in which EV drive mode cannot be turned on
It may not be possible to turn EV drive mode on in the following situations. If it
cannot be turned on, a buzzer will sound and a message will be shown on the
multi-information display.
● The temperature of the hybrid system is high.
The vehicle has been left in the sun, driven on a hill, driven at high speeds,
etc.
● The temperature of the hybrid system is low.
The vehicle has been left in temperatures lower than about 68F (20C) for
a long period of time etc.
● The gasoline engine is warming up.
● The hybrid battery (traction battery) is low.
The remaining battery level indicated in the energy monitor on the multiinformation display is low. (P. 103)
● Vehicle speed is about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more.
● The accelerator pedal is depressed firmly or the vehicle is on a hill etc.
● The windshield defogger is in use.
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When EV drive mode is turned on,
a message indicating the vehicle is
in EV drive mode will be shown on
the
multi-information
display.
Pressing the switch when in EV
drive mode will return the vehicle to
normal driving (using the gasoline
engine and electric motor [traction
motor]).
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■ Switching to EV drive mode when the gasoline engine is cold
If the hybrid system is started while the gasoline engine is cold, the gasoline
engine will start automatically after a short period of time in order to warm up.
In this case, you will become unable to switch to EV drive mode.
After the hybrid system has started and the “READY” indicator has illuminated, press the EV drive mode switch before the gasoline engine starts to
switch to EV drive mode.
■ Automatic cancelation of EV drive mode
When driving in EV drive mode, the gasoline engine may automatically restart
in the following situations. When EV drive mode is canceled, a buzzer will
sound and the EV drive mode indicator will flash and go off.
● The hybrid battery (traction battery) becomes low.
The remaining battery level indicated in the energy monitor on the multiinformation display is low. (P. 103)
● Vehicle speed becomes more than about 25 mph (40 km/h).
● The accelerator pedal is depressed firmly.
■ Possible driving distance when driving in EV drive mode
EV drive mode’s possible driving distance ranges from a few hundred meters
to approximately 1.3 miles (2 km). Driving is possible at speeds of less than
approximately 25 mph (40 km/h). However, depending on vehicle conditions,
there are situations when EV drive mode cannot be used.
(The distance that is possible depends on the hybrid battery [traction battery]
level and driving conditions.)
■ Fuel economy
Your Toyota is designed to achieve the best possible fuel economy during
normal driving (using the gasoline engine and electric motor [traction motor]).
Driving in EV drive mode more than necessary may lower fuel economy.
CAUTION
■ Caution while driving
When driving in EV drive mode no engine noise is made. As such, pedestrians, people riding bicycles or other people and vehicles in the surrounding
area may not be aware of the vehicle starting off or approaching them.
Therefore, take extra care while driving even if the vehicle proximity notification system is active.
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Hybrid transmission
Shifting the shift lever
While the power switch is in ON mode, move the shift lever
with the brake pedal depressed.
When shifting the shift lever between P and D, make sure that the
vehicle is completely stopped.
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Shift position purpose
Shift position
Objective or function
P
Parking the vehicle/starting the hybrid system
R
Reversing
N
Neutral
D
Normal driving*1
S
S mode driving*2 (P. 192)
*1: To improve fuel efficiency and reduce noises, set the shift lever in the D
position for normal driving.
*
2:
By selecting shift ranges using S mode, you can control engine braking
force.
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Selecting shift ranges in the S position
To enter S mode, shift the shift lever to S. Shift ranges can then be
selected by operating the shift lever, allowing you to drive in the shift
range of your choosing.
1 Upshifting
2 Downshifting
The selected shift range, from S1
to S6, will be displayed in the
meter.
The initial shift range in S mode is
automatically set to S4 or S5
according to vehicle speed.
■ Shift ranges and their functions
● You can choose from 6 levels of engine braking force.
● A lower shift range will provide greater engine braking force than
a higher shift range. The engine speed will also increase.
● If you accelerate while in ranges S1 to S4, the shift range may
automatically range up in accordance with the vehicle’s speed.
■ S mode
● When the shift range is S4 or lower, holding the shift lever toward “+” sets
the shift range to S6.
● To prevent the engine from over-revving, upshifting may automatically
occur.
■ Tachometer
When the S mode driving is selected, the
tachometer will be displayed on the multiinformation display. The tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions per
minute.
■ Downshifting restrictions warning buzzer
To help ensure safety and driving performance, downshifting operation may
sometimes be restricted. In some circumstances, downshifting may not be
possible even when the shift lever is operated. (A buzzer will sound twice.)
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■ When driving with cruise control or radar cruise control activated
Even if switching the driving mode to power mode with the intent of enabling
engine braking, engine braking will not activate because cruise control or
radar cruise control will not be canceled. (P. 217, 221)
■ If the S indicator does not come on or the D indicator is displayed even
after shifting the shift lever to S
This may indicate a malfunction in the automatic transmission system. Have
the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.
(In this situation, the transmission will operate in the same manner as when
the shift lever is in D.)
■ If the shift lever cannot be shifted from P
P. 437
■ AI-SHIFT
AI-SHIFT automatically selects the suitable gear according to driver performance and driving conditions.
AI-SHIFT automatically operates when the shift lever is in the D position.
(Shifting the shift lever to the S position cancels the function.)
■ When driving on slippery road surfaces
Do not accelerate or shift gears suddenly.
Sudden changes in engine braking may cause the vehicle to spin or skid,
resulting in an accident.
NOTICE
■ Hybrid battery (traction battery) charge
If the shift lever is in N, the hybrid battery (traction battery) will not be
charged even when the engine is running. Therefore, if the vehicle is left
with the shift lever in N for a long period of time, the hybrid battery (traction
battery) will discharge, and this may result in the vehicle not being able to
start.
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Turn signal lever
Operating instructions
The lever will return to its original position after operation.
1 Right turn
2 Lane change to the right (move
the lever partway and release
it)
The right hand signals will flash 3
times.
3 Lane change to the left (move
the lever partway and release
it)
The left hand signals will flash 3
times.
4 Left turn
■ Turn signals can be operated when
The power switch is in ON mode.
■ If the indicator flashes faster than usual
Check that a light bulb in the front or rear turn signal lights has not burned
out.
■ If the turn signals stop flashing before a lane change has been performed
Operate the lever again.
■ To discontinue flashing of the turn signals during a lane change
Operate the lever in the opposite direction.
■ When the lever is pushed and held partway
The turn signals will keep flashing until the lever is released.
■ Customization
The number of times the turn signals flash during a lane change can be
changed. (Customizable feature P. 477)
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Parking brake
To set the parking brake, fully
depress the parking brake pedal
with your left foot while depressing the brake pedal with your right
foot.
(Depressing the pedal again
releases the parking brake.)
■ Usage in winter time
P. 263
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■ Before driving
Fully release the parking brake.
Driving the vehicle with the parking brake set will lead to brake components
overheating, which may affect braking performance and increase brake
wear.
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Horn
To sound the horn, press on or
close to the
mark.
■ After adjusting the steering wheel
Make sure that the steering wheel is securely locked.
The horn may not sound if the steering wheel is not securely locked.
(P. 151)
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Headlight switch
The headlights can be operated manually or automatically.
Operating instructions
Turning the end of the lever turns on the lights as follows:
The headlights, parking
lights, daytime running
lights and so on turn on
and off automatically
(when the power switch
is in ON mode).
2
The side marker,
ing, tail, license
daytime running
and instrument
lights turn on.
3
The headlights and all
the lights listed above
(except daytime running lights) turn on.
4
The
daytime
lights turn off.
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Turning on the high beam headlights
1 With the headlights on, push
the lever away from you to turn
on the high beams.
Pull the lever toward you to the
center position to turn the high
beams off.
2 Pull the lever toward you and
release it to flash the high
beams once.
You can flash the high beams with
the headlights on or off.
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■ Daytime running light system
● Vehicles with halogen headlights: To make your vehicle more visible to other
drivers, the headlight high beam turn on automatically (at a decreased intensity) whenever the hybrid system is started and the parking brake is
released. Daytime running lights are not designed for use at night.
Vehicles with discharge headlights: To make your vehicle more visible to
other drivers, the parking lights turn on automatically (at an increased intensity) whenever the hybrid system is started and the parking brake is
released. Daytime running lights are not designed for use at night.
Daytime running lights can be turned off by operating the switch.
● Compared to turning on the headlights, the daytime running light system
offers greater durability and consumes less electricity, so it can help improve
fuel economy.
■ Headlight control sensor
■ Automatic light off system
● When the headlights are on: The headlights and tail lights turn off 30 seconds after the power switch is turned off and a door is opened and all of the
doors and trunk are closed. (The lights turn off immediately if
on the
key is pressed twice after all the doors are closed.)
● When only the tail lights are on: The tail lights turn off automatically if the
power switch is turned off and the driver’s door is opened.
To turn the lights on again, turn the power switch to ON mode, or turn the light
switch off once and then back to
or
.
If any of the doors or trunk lid is kept open, the lights automatically turn off
after 20 minutes.
■ Light reminder buzzer
A buzzer sounds when the power switch is turned off or turned to ACCESSORY mode and the driver’s door is opened while the lights are turned on.
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The sensor may not function properly if an
object is placed on the sensor, or anything
that blocks the sensor is affixed to the
windshield.
Doing so interferes with the sensor
detecting the level of ambient light and
may cause the automatic headlight system to malfunction.
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■ Automatic headlight leveling system (if equipped)
The level of the headlights is automatically adjusted according to the number
of passengers and the loading condition of the vehicle to ensure that the
headlights do not interfere with other road users.
■ Customization
Settings (e.g. light sensor sensitivity) can be changed.
(Customizable features: P. 477)
NOTICE
■ To prevent 12-volt battery discharge
Do not leave the lights on longer than necessary when the hybrid system is
off.
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Automatic High Beam
The Automatic High Beam uses an in-vehicle camera sensor to
assess the brightness of streetlights, the lights of oncoming and
preceding vehicles, etc., and automatically turns high beam on
or off as necessary.
Activating the Automatic High Beam system
1 Put the headlight switch in the
“AUTO” position.
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2 Push the lever away from you.
The Automatic High Beam indicator will come on when the headlights are turned on automatically
to indicate that the system is
active.
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High beam automatic turning on or off conditions
When all of the following conditions are fulfilled, high beam will be
automatically turned on (after approximately 1 second):
● Vehicle speed is above approximately 25 mph (40 km/h).
● The area ahead of the vehicle is dark.
● There are no oncoming or preceding vehicles with headlights or tail
lights turned on.
If any of the following conditions are fulfilled, high beam will be automatically turned off:
● Vehicle speed drops below approximately 19 mph (30 km/h).
● The area ahead of the vehicle is not dark.
Turning the high beam on/off manually
■ Switching to low beam
Pull the lever to original position.
■ Switching to high beam
Turn the light switch to
position.
The Automatic High Beam indicator will turn off and the high
beam indicator will turn on.
Press the switch to activate the
Automatic High Beam system
again.
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■ The Automatic High Beam can be operated when
The power switch is in ON mode.
■ Camera sensor detection information
● High beam may not be automatically turned off in the following situations:
• When oncoming vehicles suddenly appear from a curve
• When the vehicle is cut in front of by another
● High beam may be turned off if an oncoming vehicle that is using fog lights
without using the headlights is detected.
● House lights, street lights, red traffic signals, and illuminated billboards or
signs may cause the high beam to turn off.
● The following factors may affect the amount of time taken to turn high beam
on or off:
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• The brightness of headlights, fog lights, and tail lights of oncoming and
preceding vehicles
• The condition of the road (gradient, curve, condition of the road surface
etc.)
• The number of passengers and amount of luggage
● High beam may be turned on or off when unexpected by the driver.
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● In the situations below, the system may not be able to correctly detect the
surrounding brightness levels, and may flash or expose nearby pedestrians
to the high beam. Therefore, you should consider turning the high beams on
or off manually rather than relying on the Automatic High Beam system.
•
•
•
•
•
In bad weather (rain, snow, fog, sandstorms etc.)
The windshield is obscured by fog, mist, ice, dirt etc.
The windshield is cracked or damaged.
The inside rear view mirror or camera sensor is deformed or dirty.
Surrounding brightness levels are equal to those of headlights, tail lights
or fog lights.
• Vehicles ahead have headlights that are either switched off, dirty, are
changing color, or have are not aimed properly.
• When driving through an area of intermittently changing brightness and
darkness.
• When frequently and repeatedly driving ascending/descending roads, or
roads with rough, bumpy or uneven surfaces (such as stone-paved
roads, gravel tracks etc.).
• When frequently and repeatedly taking curves or driving on a winding
road.
• There is a highly reflective object ahead of the vehicle, such as a sign or
a mirror.
• The vehicle’s headlights are damaged or dirty.
• The vehicle is listing or tilting, due to a flat tire etc.
• The driver believes that the high beam may be causing problems or distress to other drivers or pedestrians nearby.
■ If the Automatic High Beam indicator flashes
It may indicate a malfunction in the system. Contact your Toyota dealer.
■ Customization
The automatic high beam can be deactivated.
(Customizable feature: P. 477)
CAUTION
■ Limitations of the Automatic High Beam
Do not rely on the Automatic High Beam. Always drive safely, taking care to
observe your surroundings and turning high beam on or off manually if necessary.
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NOTICE
■ Notes when using the Automatic High Beam system
Observe the following to ensure that the Automatic High Beam functions
correctly.
● Do not touch the camera sensor.
● Do not subject the inside rear view mirror or the camera sensor to a strong
impact.
● Do not disassemble the camera sensor.
● Do not spill liquid onto the inside rear view mirror or the camera sensor.
● Do not place items on the dashboard. There is a possibility that the camera sensor will mistake items reflected in the windshield for streetlights,
the headlights of other vehicles, etc.
● Do not install a parking tag or any other accessories near or around the
inside rear view mirror and the camera sensor.
● Do not overload the vehicle.
● Do not modify the vehicle.
● Do not replace windshield with non-genuine windshield.
Contact your Toyota dealer.
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● Do not apply window tinting or stickers to the camera sensor or the area of
windshield near the camera sensor.
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Fog light switch
The fog lights secure excellent visibility in difficult driving conditions, such as in rain and fog.
1
Turns the front fog lights
off
2
Turns the front fog lights
on
■ Fog lights can be used when
The headlights are on in low beam.
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Windshield wipers and washer
Intermittent wiper with interval adjuster (if equipped)
Wiper intervals can be adjusted for intermittent operation (when
is selected).
1
Intermittent wiper
operation
2
Low speed wiper
operation
3
High speed wiper operation
4
Temporary operation
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5 Increases the intermittent wind-
shield wiper frequency
6 Decreases
the intermittent
windshield wiper frequency
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■ Washer/wiper dual operation
Wipers will automatically operate a couple of times after the
washer squirts.
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Rain-sensing windshield wipers (if equipped)
With “AUTO” selected, the wipers will operate automatically when the
sensor detects falling rain. The system automatically adjusts wiper
timing in accordance with rain volume and vehicle speed.
1
Rain-sensing
wiper operation
2
Low speed wiper
operation
3
High speed wiper
operation
4
Temporary operation
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5 Increases the sensitivity
6 Decreases the sensitivity
■ Washer/wiper dual operation
Wipers will automatically operate a couple of times after the
washer squirts.
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■ The windshield wiper and washer can be operated when
The power switch is in ON mode.
■ Effects of vehicle speed on wiper operation (vehicles with rain-sensing
windshield wipers)
With low speed windshield wiper operation selected, wiper operation will be
switched from low speed to intermittent wiper operation only when the vehicle
is stationary.
■ Raindrop sensor (vehicles with rain-sensing windshield wipers)
● The raindrop sensor judges the amount
of raindrops.
An optical sensor is adopted. It may not
operate properly when sunlight from the
rising or setting of the sun intermittently
strikes the windshield, or if bugs etc. are
present on the windshield.
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● If the wiper is turned to AUTO mode while the power switch is in ON mode,
the wipers will operate once to show that AUTO mode is activated.
● If the temperature of the raindrop sensor is 194°F (90°C) or higher, or
14°F (-10°C) or lower, automatic operation may not occur. In this case,
operate the wipers in any mode other than AUTO mode.
■ If no windshield washer fluid sprays
Check that the washer nozzles are not blocked if there is washer fluid in the
windshield washer fluid reservoir.
CAUTION
■ Caution regarding the use of windshield wipers in AUTO mode (vehicles with rain-sensing windshield wipers)
The windshield wipers may operate unexpectedly if the sensor is touched or
the windshield is subject to vibration in AUTO mode. Take care that your fingers or anything else do not become caught in the windshield wipers.
■ Caution regarding the use of washer fluid
When it is cold, do not use the washer fluid until the windshield becomes
warm. The fluid may freeze on the windshield and cause low visibility. This
may lead to an accident, resulting in death or serious injury.
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NOTICE
■ When the windshield is dry
Do not use the wipers, as they may damage the windshield.
■ When there is no washer fluid spray from the nozzle
Damage to the washer fluid pump may be caused if the lever is pulled
toward you and held continually.
■ When a nozzle becomes blocked
In this case, contact your Toyota dealer.
Do not try to clear it with a pin or other object. The nozzle will be damaged.
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Opening the fuel tank cap
Perform the following steps to open the fuel tank cap:
Before refueling the vehicle
● Close all the doors and windows, and turn the power switch off.
● Confirm the type of fuel.
■ Fuel types
Use unleaded gasoline (Octane rating 87 [Research Octane Number 91] or
higher)
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CAUTION
■ When refueling the vehicle
Observe the following precautions while refueling the vehicle. Failure to do
so may result in death or serious injury.
● After exiting the vehicle and before opening the fuel door, touch an
unpainted metal surface to discharge any static electricity. It is important to
discharge static electricity before refueling because sparks resulting from
static electricity can cause fuel vapors to ignite while refueling.
● Always hold the grips on the fuel tank cap and turn it slowly to remove it.
A whooshing sound may be heard when the fuel tank cap is loosened.
Wait until the sound cannot be heard before fully removing the cap. In hot
weather, pressurized fuel may spray out the filler neck and cause injury.
● Do not allow anyone that has not discharged static electricity from their
body to come close to an open fuel tank.
● Do not inhale vaporized fuel.
Fuel contains substances that are harmful if inhaled.
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● Do not return to the vehicle or touch any person or object that is statically
charged.
This may cause static electricity to build up, resulting in a possible ignition
hazard.
■ When refueling
Observe the following precautions to prevent fuel overflowing from the fuel
tank:
● Securely insert the fuel nozzle into the fuel filler neck.
● Stop filling the tank after the fuel nozzle automatically clicks off.
● Do not top off the fuel tank.
NOTICE
■ Refueling
Do not spill fuel during refueling.
Doing so may damage the vehicle, such as causing the emission control
system to operate abnormally or damaging fuel system components or the
vehicle’s painted surface.
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Opening the fuel tank cap
1 With the doors unlocked, press
the center of the rear edge of
the fuel filler door.
Push until you hear a click and take
your hand away to slightly open the
fuel filler door. Then open the door
fully by hand.
2 Turn the fuel tank cap slowly to
open.
3 Hang the fuel tank cap on the
back of the fuel filler door.
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■ If the fuel filler door cannot be opened
Remove the cover inside the trunk and
pull the lever to unlock the fuel filler door.
Then press the center of the rear edge of
the fuel filler door to open it.
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Closing the fuel tank cap
1 After refueling, turn the fuel
tank cap until you hear a click.
Once the cap is released, it will
turn slightly in the opposite
direction.
2 Close the fuel filler door, and
press the center of the rear
edge of the fuel filler door until
you hear a click.
When you lock the doors, the fuel
filler door will lock also.
■ Fuel filler door lock condition
The fuel filler door may not be locked even when the vehicle’s doors are
locked in the following conditions:
● When operating the door lock button inside the vehicle
● When the automatic door locking system is operated (P. 137)
● When the fuel filler door is closed after the vehicle’s doors are locked
CAUTION
■ When replacing the fuel tank cap
Do not use anything but a genuine Toyota fuel tank cap designed for your
vehicle. Doing so may cause a fire or other incident which may result in
death or serious injury.
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Cruise control
Summary of functions
Use the cruise control to maintain a set speed without depressing the
accelerator pedal.
1 Display
2 Indicators
3 Cruise control switch
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1 Press the “ON/OFF” button to
activate the cruise control.
Cruise control indicator will be displayed.
Press the button again to deactivate the cruise control.
2 Accelerate or decelerate the
vehicle to the desired speed,
and push the lever down to set
the speed.
“SET” indicator will be displayed.
The vehicle speed at the moment
the lever is released becomes the
set speed.
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Adjusting the set speed
To change the set speed, operate the lever until the desired set speed
is obtained.
1 Increases the speed
2 Decreases the speed
Fine adjustment: Momentarily
move the lever in the desired direction.
Large adjustment: Hold the lever in
the desired direction.
The set speed will be increased or decreased as follows:
Fine adjustment: By approximately 1 mph (1.6 km/h) each time the lever is
operated.
Large adjustment: The set speed can be increased or decreased continually until the lever is released.
Canceling and resuming the constant speed control
1 Pulling the lever toward you
cancels the constant speed
control.
The speed setting is also canceled
when the brakes are applied.
2 Pushing the lever up resumes
the constant speed control.
Resuming is available when the
vehicle speed is more than approximately 25 mph (40 km/h).
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■ Cruise control can be set when
● The shift lever is in D or range 4 or higher of S has been selected.
● Vehicle speed is above approximately 25 mph (40 km/h).
■ Accelerating after setting the vehicle speed
● The vehicle can be accelerated normally. After acceleration, the set speed
resumes.
● Even without canceling the cruise control, the set speed can be increased
by first accelerating the vehicle to the desired speed and then pushing the
lever down to set the new speed.
■ Automatic cruise control cancelation
Cruise control will stop maintaining the vehicle speed in any of the following
situations.
● Actual vehicle speed falls more than approximately 10 mph (16 km/h) below
the preset vehicle speed.
At this time, the memorized set speed is not retained.
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● Actual vehicle speed is below approximately 25 mph (40 km/h).
■ If the warning message for the cruise control is shown on the multiinformation display
Press the “ON/OFF” button once to deactivate the system, and then press the
button again to reactivate the system.
If the cruise control speed cannot be set or if the cruise control cancels immediately after being activated, there may be a malfunction in the cruise control
system. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.
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CAUTION
■ To avoid operating the cruise control by mistake
Switch the cruise control off using the “ON/OFF” button when not in use.
■ Situations unsuitable for cruise control
Do not use cruise control in any of the following situations.
Doing so may result in loss of control and could cause an accident resulting
in death or serious injury.
● In heavy traffic
● On roads with sharp bends
● On winding roads
● On slippery roads, such as those covered with rain, ice or snow
● On steep hills
Vehicle speed may exceed the set speed when driving down a steep hill.
● During emergency towing
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Dynamic radar cruise control
Summary of functions
Dynamic radar cruise control supplements conventional cruise control
with a vehicle-to-vehicle distance control. In vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode, the vehicle automatically accelerates or decelerates in order to maintain a set following distance from vehicles ahead.
1 Vehicle-to-vehicle distance but-
ton
2 Display
3 Indicators
4 Set speed
5 Cruise control switch
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Setting the vehicle speed (vehicle-to-vehicle distance control
mode)
1 Press the “ON/OFF” button to
activate the cruise control.
Radar cruise control indicator will
be displayed.
Press the button again to deactivate the cruise control.
2 Accelerate or decelerate the
vehicle to the desired speed,
and push the lever down to set
the speed.
“SET” indicator will be displayed.
The vehicle speed at the moment
the lever is released becomes the
set speed.
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Adjusting the set speed
To change the set speed, operate the lever until the desired set speed
is displayed.
1 Increases the speed
2 Decreases the speed
Fine adjustment: Momentarily
move the lever in the desired direction.
Large adjustment: Hold the lever in
the desired direction.
In the vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode, the set speed will be
increased or decreased as follows:
• When the set speed is shown in “MPH”
Large adjustment: By approximately 5 mph (8 km/h) for each 0.75 seconds the lever is held
• When the set speed is shown in “km/h”
Fine adjustment: By approximately 0.6 mph (1 km/h) each time the lever
is operated
Large adjustment: By approximately 3.1 mph (5 km/h) for each 0.75
seconds the lever is held
In the constant speed control mode (P. 228), the set speed will be
increased or decreased as follows:
Fine adjustment: By approximately 1 mph (1.6 km/h) each time the lever is
operated
Large adjustment: The set speed can be increased or decreased continually until the lever is released.
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Fine adjustment: By approximately 1 mph (1.6 km/h) each time the lever
is operated
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Changing the vehicle-to-vehicle distance
Pressing the button changes the
vehicle-to-vehicle distance as follows:
Preceding
vehicle mark
1 Long
2 Medium
3 Short
Preceding vehicle mark
The vehicle-to-vehicle distance is
set automatically to long mode
when the power switch is turned to
ON mode.
If a vehicle is running ahead of
you, the preceding vehicle mark
will also be displayed.
Vehicle-to-vehicle distance settings
Select a distance from the table below. Note that the distances shown
correspond to a vehicle speed of 50 mph (80 km/h). Vehicle-to-vehicle
distance increases/decreases in accordance with vehicle speed.
Distance options
Vehicle-to-vehicle distance
Long
Approximately 160 ft. (50 m)
Medium
Approximately 130 ft. (40 m)
Short
Approximately 100 ft. (30 m)
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Canceling and resuming the speed control
1 Pulling the lever toward you
cancels the cruise control.
The speed setting is also canceled
when the brakes are applied.
2 Pushing the lever up resumes
the cruise control and returns
vehicle speed to the set speed.
Resuming is available when the
vehicle speed is more than approximately 25 mph (40 km/h).
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Driving in vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode
This mode employs a radar sensor to detect the presence of vehicles
up to approximately 400 ft. (120 m) ahead, determines the current
vehicle-to-vehicle following distance, and operates to maintain a suitable following distance from the vehicle ahead.
Note that vehicle-to-vehicle distance will close in when traveling on long
downhill slopes.
1 Example of constant speed cruising
When there are no vehicles ahead
The vehicle travels at the speed set by the driver. The desired vehicle-tovehicle distance can also be set by operating the vehicle-to-vehicle distance control.
2 Example of deceleration cruising
When the vehicle ahead is driving slower than the set speed
When a vehicle is detected running ahead of you, the system automatically
decelerates your vehicle. When a greater reduction in vehicle speed is
necessary, the system applies the brakes. A warning tone warns you when
the system cannot decelerate sufficiently to prevent your vehicle from closing in on the vehicle ahead.
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3 Example of follow-up cruising
When following a vehicle driving slower than the set speed
The system continues follow-up cruising while adjusting for changes in the
speed of the vehicle ahead in order to maintain the vehicle-to-vehicle distance set by the driver.
4 Example of acceleration
When there are no longer any vehicles ahead driving slower than
the set speed
The system accelerates until the set speed is reached. The system then
returns to constant speed cruising.
Approach warning
■ Warnings may not occur when
In the following instances, there is a possibility that the warnings will
not occur:
● When the speed of the vehicle ahead matches or exceeds your
vehicle speed
● When the vehicle ahead is traveling at an extremely slow speed
● Immediately after the cruise control speed was set
● At the instant the accelerator is applied
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When your vehicle is too close to a vehicle ahead, and sufficient automatic deceleration via the cruise control is not possible, the display
will flash and the buzzer will sound to alert the driver. An example of
this would be if another driver cuts in front of you while you are following a vehicle. Apply the brakes to ensure an appropriate vehicle-tovehicle distance.
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Selecting conventional constant speed control mode
Constant speed control mode differs from vehicle-to-vehicle distance
control mode. When constant speed control mode is selected, your
vehicle will maintain a set speed regardless of whether or not there
are other vehicles in the lane ahead.
1 Press the “ON/OFF” button to
activate the cruise control.
Press the button again to deactivate the cruise control.
2 Switch to constant speed con-
trol mode.
(Push the lever forward and
hold for approximately one second.)
Constant speed control mode indicator will come on.
When in constant speed control
mode, to return to vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode, push
the lever forward again and hold
for approximately 1 second.
After the desired speed has been
set, it is not possible to return to
vehicle-to-vehicle distance control
mode.
If the power switch is turned off and
then turned to ON mode again, the
vehicle will automatically return to
vehicle-to-vehicle distance control
mode.
Adjusting the speed setting:
P. 218
Canceling and resuming the speed
setting: P. 218
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■ Dynamic radar cruise control can be set when
● The shift lever is in D or range 4 or higher of S has been selected.
● Vehicle speed is above approximately 30 mph (50 km/h).
■ Accelerating after setting the vehicle speed
The vehicle can accelerate normally. After acceleration, the set speed
resumes. However, during vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode, the vehicle speed may decrease below the set speed in order to maintain the distance to the vehicle ahead.
■ Automatic cancelation of vehicle-to-vehicle distance control
Vehicle-to-vehicle distance control driving is automatically canceled in the following situations:
● Actual vehicle speed falls below approximately 25 mph (40 km/h).
● VSC is activated.
● The sensor cannot operate correctly because it is covered in some way.
If vehicle-to-vehicle distance control driving is automatically canceled for any
other reason, there may be a malfunction in the system. Contact your Toyota
dealer.
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● The windshield wipers are operating at high speed (when the wipers are in
AUTO mode [rain-sensing windshield wipers] or the high speed wiper operation).
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■ Automatic cancelation of constant speed control
The cruise control will stop maintaining the vehicle speed in the following situations:
● Actual vehicle speed is more than approximately 10 mph (16 km/h) below
the set vehicle speed.
At this time, the memorized set speed is not retained.
● Vehicle speed falls below approximately 25 mph (40 km/h).
● VSC is activated.
■ Radar sensor and grille cover
Always keep the sensor and grille cover clean to ensure that the vehicle-tovehicle distance control operates properly. (Some obstructions, such as
snow, ice and plastic objects, cannot be detected by the obstruction sensor.)
Dynamic radar cruise control is canceled if an obstruction is detected.
1 Grille cover
2 Radar sensor
■ Warning messages and buzzers for dynamic radar cruise control
Warning messages and buzzers are used to indicate a system malfunction or
to inform the driver of the need for caution while driving. The following actions
may solve the problem.
● When a message indicating to perform system check is displayed:
Press the “ON-OFF” button once to deactivate the system, and then press
the button again to reactivate the system.
● When a message indicating to clean the radar sensor is displayed: Dirt, ice,
etc. is on the radar sensor surface. Clean the sensor.
● When a message indicating that the cruise control is not available is displayed: If the wipers are operating at high speed (including when the wiper
switch is in the AUTO position), the radar cruise control is not available. Use
the cruise control when it is possible to drive without operating the wipers at
high speed.
If the warning message remains on even after the above actions have been
performed, the system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected by
your Toyota dealer.
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■ Certification
FCC ID: HYQDNMWR004
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.
FCC WARNING
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Radiofrequency radiation exposure Information:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment.
This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance of
20 cm between the radiator (antenna) and your body.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter.
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CAUTION
■ Before using dynamic radar cruise control
Do not overly rely on vehicle-to-vehicle distance control.
Be aware of the set speed. If automatic deceleration/acceleration is not
appropriate, adjust the vehicle speed, as well as the distance between your
vehicle and vehicles ahead by applying the brakes etc.
■ Cautions regarding the driving assist systems
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.
● Assisting the driver to measure following distance
The dynamic radar cruise control is only intended to help the driver in
determining the following distance between the driver’s own vehicle and a
designated vehicle traveling ahead. It is not a mechanism that allows careless or inattentive driving, and it is not a system that can assist the driver in
low-visibility conditions. It is still necessary for driver to pay close attention
to the vehicle’s surroundings.
● Assisting the driver to judge proper following distance
The dynamic radar cruise control determines whether the following distance between the driver’s own vehicle and a designated vehicle traveling
ahead is appropriate or not. It is not capable of making any other type of
judgement. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary for the driver to remain
vigilant and to determine whether or not there is a possibility of danger in
any given situation.
● Assisting the driver to operate the vehicle
The dynamic radar cruise control has no capability to prevent or avoid a
collision with a vehicle traveling ahead. Therefore, if there is ever any danger, the driver must take immediate and direct control of the vehicle and
act appropriately in order to ensure the safety of all involved.
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CAUTION
■ To avoid inadvertent cruise control activation
Switch the cruise control off using the “ON/OFF” button when not in use.
■ Situations unsuitable for dynamic radar cruise control
Do not use dynamic radar cruise control in any of the following situations.
Doing so may result in inappropriate speed control and could cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.
● In heavy traffic
● On roads with sharp bends
● On winding roads
● On slippery roads, such as those covered with rain, ice or snow
● On steep downhills, or where there are sudden changes between sharp up
and down gradients
Vehicle speed may exceed the set speed when driving down a steep hill.
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● When an approach warning buzzer is heard often
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CAUTION
■ When the sensor may not be correctly detecting the vehicle ahead
Apply the brakes as necessary when any of the following types of vehicles
are in front of you.
As the sensor may not be able to correctly detect these types of vehicles,
the approach warning (P. 227) will not be activated, and a fatal or serious
accident may result.
● Vehicles that cut in suddenly
● Vehicles traveling at low speeds
● Vehicles that are not moving
● Vehicles with small rear ends (trailers with no load on board etc.)
● Motorcycles traveling in the same lane
■ Conditions under which the vehicle-to-vehicle distance control may
not function correctly
Apply the brakes as necessary in the following conditions as the radar sensor may not be able to correctly detect vehicles ahead, and a fatal or serious accident may result:
● When water or snow thrown up by the surrounding vehicles hinders the
functioning of the sensor
● When your vehicle is pointing upwards (caused by a heavy load in the
trunk etc.)
● When the road curves or when the lanes are narrow
● When steering wheel operation or your position in the lane is unstable
● When the vehicle ahead of you decelerates suddenly
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CAUTION
■ Handling the radar sensor
Observe the following to ensure the cruise control system can function
effectively.
Otherwise, the system may not function correctly and could result in an
accident.
● Keep the sensor and grille cover clean at all times.
Clean the sensor and grille cover with a soft cloth so you do not mark or
damage them.
● Do not subject the sensor or surrounding area to a strong impact.
If the sensor moves even slightly off position, the system may malfunction.
If the sensor or surrounding area is subject to a strong impact, always
have the area inspected and adjusted by a Toyota dealer.
● Do not disassemble the sensor.
● Do not attach accessories or stickers to the sensor, grille cover or surrounding area.
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● Do not replace them with non-genuine parts.
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Driving mode select switch
The driving modes can be selected to suit driving condition.
1 EV drive mode P. 189
2 Eco drive mode
Use Eco drive mode to help achieve low fuel consumption during
trips that involve frequent accelerating.
When the “ECO” switch is pressed, the “ECO MODE” indicator comes on
in the instrument cluster and message is shown on the multi-information
display. To turn off Eco drive mode, press the “ECO” switch again.
3 Sport mode
Assists acceleration response by controlling the hybrid system.
Suitable for when precise handling is desirable, for example when
driving on mountain roads.
When the “SPORT” switch is pressed, the “SPORT” indicator comes on in
the instrument cluster. To turn off the sport mode, press the “SPORT”
switch again.
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■ Operation of the air conditioning system in Eco drive mode
Eco drive mode controls the heating/cooling operations and fan speed of the
air conditioning system to enhance fuel efficiency (P. 268). To improve air
conditioning performance, adjust the fan speed or turn off Eco drive mode.
■ Sport mode automatic deactivation
Sport mode is automatically deactivated if the power switch is turned off after
driving in sport mode.
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Driving assist systems
To help enhance driving safety and performance, the following
systems operate automatically in response to various driving
situations. Be aware, however, that these systems are supplementary and should not be relied upon too heavily when operating the vehicle.
◆ ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)
Helps to prevent wheel lock when the brakes are applied suddenly,
or if the brakes are applied while driving on a slippery road surface
◆ Brake assist
Generates an increased level of braking force after the brake pedal
is depressed when the system detects a panic stop situation
◆ VSC (Vehicle Stability Control)
Helps the driver to control skidding when swerving suddenly or
turning on slippery road surfaces
◆ Enhanced VSC (Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control)
Provides cooperative control of the ABS, TRAC, VSC and EPS.
Helps to maintain directional stability when swerving on slippery
road surfaces by controlling steering performance.
◆ TRAC (Traction Control)
Helps to maintain drive power and prevent the drive wheels from
spinning when starting the vehicle or accelerating on slippery roads
◆ Hill-start assist control
P. 243
◆ EPS (Electric Power Steering)
Employs an electric motor to reduce the amount of effort needed to
turn the steering wheel
◆ PCS (Pre-Collision System) (if equipped)
P. 245
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◆ BSM (Blind Spot Monitor) (if equipped)
P. 251
When the TRAC/VSC/ABS/hill-start assist control systems are
operating
The slip indicator light will flash
while the TRAC/VSC/ABS/hillstart assist control systems are
operating.
Disabling the TRAC system
To turn the TRAC system off,
quickly press and release the
switch.
The “TRAC OFF” indicator light
should come on and message will
be shown on the multi-information
display.
Press the switch again to turn the
system back on.
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If the vehicle gets stuck in mud, dirt or snow, the TRAC systems may
reduce power from the hybrid system to the wheels. Pressing the
switch to turn the system off may make it easier for you to rock the
vehicle in order to free it.
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■ Turning off both TRAC/VSC systems
To turn the TRAC/VSC systems off, press and hold the switch for more than 3
seconds while the vehicle is stopped.
The VSC OFF and “TRAC OFF” indicator lights will come on and the message will be shown on the multi-information display.
Press the switch again to turn the systems back on.
■ When the message is displayed on the multi-information display showing that TRAC has been disabled and “TRAC OFF” indicator light comes
on even if the TRAC/VSC OFF switch has not been pressed
TRAC and hill-start assist control cannot be operated. Contact your Toyota
dealer.
■ Sounds and vibrations caused by the ABS, brake assist, TRAC, VSC
systems
● A sound may be heard from the engine compartment when the brake pedal
is depressed repeatedly, when the hybrid system is started or just after the
vehicle begins to move. This sound does not indicate that a malfunction has
occurred in any of these systems.
● Any of the following conditions may occur when the above systems are
operating. None of these indicates that a malfunction has occurred.
• Vibrations may be felt through the vehicle body and steering.
• A motor sound may be heard after the vehicle comes to a stop.
■ EPS operation sound
When the steering wheel is operated, a motor sound (whirring sound) may be
heard. This does not indicate a malfunction.
■ Automatic reactivation of TRAC and VSC systems
After turning the TRAC and VSC systems off, the systems will be automatically re-enabled in the following situations:
● When the power switch is turned off
● If only the TRAC system is turned off, the TRAC will turn on when vehicle
speed increases
If both the TRAC and VSC systems are turned off, automatic re-enabling will
not occur when vehicle speed increases.
■ Reduced effectiveness of the EPS system
The effectiveness of the EPS system is reduced to prevent the system from
overheating when there is frequent steering input over an extended period of
time. The steering wheel may feel heavy as a result. Should this occur, refrain
from excessive steering input or stop the vehicle and turn the hybrid system
off. The effectiveness of the EPS system will be restored after a short while.
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CAUTION
■ The ABS does not operate effectively when
● The limits of tire gripping performance have been exceeded (such as
excessively worn tires on a snow covered road).
● The vehicle hydroplanes while driving at high speed on wet or slick roads.
■ Stopping distance when the ABS is operating may exceed that of normal conditions
The ABS is not designed to shorten the vehicle’s stopping distance. Always
maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you, especially in the
following situations:
● When driving on dirt, gravel or snow-covered roads
● When driving with tire chains
● When driving over bumps in the road
● When driving over roads with potholes or uneven surfaces
■ When the VSC is activated
The slip indicator light flashes. Always drive carefully. Reckless driving may
cause an accident. Exercise particular care when the indicator light flashes.
■ When the TRAC/VSC systems are turned off
Be especially careful and drive at a speed appropriate to the road conditions. As these are the systems to help ensure vehicle stability and driving
force, do not turn the TRAC/VSC systems off unless necessary.
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■ TRAC may not operate effectively when
Directional control and power may not be achievable while driving on slippery road surfaces, even if the TRAC system is operating.
Drive the vehicle carefully in conditions where stability and power may be
lost.
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CAUTION
■ Replacing tires
Make sure that all tires are of the specified size, brand, tread pattern and
total load capacity. In addition, make sure that the tires are inflated to the
recommended tire inflation pressure level.
The ABS, TRAC and VSC systems will not function correctly if different tires
are installed on the vehicle.
Contact your Toyota dealer for further information when replacing tires or
wheels.
■ Handling of tires and the suspension
Using tires with any kind of problem or modifying the suspension will affect
the driving assist systems, and may cause a system to malfunction.
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Hill-start assist control
Assists with starting off and temporarily maintains braking
power even if the foot is removed from the brake pedal when
starting off on an incline or a slippery slope.
To engage hill-start assist control,
further depress the brake pedal
when the vehicle is stopped completely.
A buzzer will sound once to indicate the system is activated. The
slip indicator will also start flashing.
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• The shift lever is in a position other than P.
• The parking brake is not applied.
• The accelerator pedal is not depressed.
● Hill-start assist control cannot be operated while the slip indicator light is illuminated.
■ Hill-start assist control
● While hill-start assist control is operating, the brakes remain automatically
applied after the driver releases the brake pedal. The stop lights and the
high mounted stoplight turn on.
● Hill-start assist control operates for about 2 seconds after the brake pedal is
released.
● If the slip indicator does not flash and the buzzer does not sound when the
brake pedal is further depressed, slightly reduce the pressure on the brake
pedal (do not allow the vehicle to roll backward) and then firmly depress it
again. If the system still does not operate, check that the operating conditions explained above have been met.
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■ Hill-start assist control operating conditions
● The system operates in the following situations:
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■ Hill-start assist control buzzer
● When hill-start assist control is activated, the buzzer will sound once.
● In the following situations, hill-start assist control will be canceled and the
buzzer will sound twice.
• No attempt is made to drive the vehicle within approximately 2 seconds of
releasing the brake pedal.
• The shift lever is moved to P.
• The parking brake is applied.
• The brake pedal is depressed again.
• The brake pedal has been depressed for more than approximately 3 minutes.
■ If the slip indicator comes on
It may indicate a malfunction in the system. Contact your Toyota dealer.
CAUTION
■ Hill-start assist control
● Do not overly rely on hill-start assist control. Hill-start assist control may
not operate effectively on extremely steep inclines and roads covered with
ice.
● Unlike the parking brake, hill-start assist control is not intended to hold the
vehicle stationary for an extended period of time. Do not attempt to use
hill-start assist control to hold the vehicle on an incline for an extended
period of time, as doing so may lead to an accident.
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PCS (Pre-Collision System)
When the radar sensor detects possibility of a frontal collision,
the pre-collision system such as the brakes and seat belts are
automatically engaged to lessen impact as well as vehicle damage.
The pre-collision system can be turned on and off as necessary by
operating the switch. (P. 246)
◆ Pre-collision seat belts (front seats only)
◆ Pre-collision brake assist
When there is a high possibility of a frontal collision, the system
applies greater braking force in relation to how strongly the brake
pedal is depressed.
◆ Pre-collision braking
When there is a high possibility of a frontal collision, the system
warns the driver using a warning light, warning display and buzzer.
If the system determines that a collision is unavoidable, the brakes
are automatically applied to reduce the collision speed.
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If the pre-collision sensor detects that a collision is unavoidable, the
pre-collision system will retract the seat belt before the collision
occurs.
The same will happen if the driver makes an emergency braking or
loses control of the vehicle. (P. 31)
However, when the VSC system is disabled, the system will not
operate in the event of skidding.
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Disabling pre-collision system
1 Enabled
2 Disabled
The “PCS” warning light turns on
when pre-collision system is disabled.
Radar sensor
The radar sensor detects vehicles or other obstacles on or near
the road ahead and determines
whether a collision is imminent
based on the position, speed, and
heading of the obstacles.
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■ The pre-collision system is operational when
The pre-collision system off switch is not pressed and the following conditions
are met:
● Pre-collision seat belts (operating conditions A):
• Vehicle speed is greater than about 19 mph (30 km/h).
• The system detects sudden braking or skidding.
• The front occupants are wearing a seat belt.
● Pre-collision seat belts (operating conditions B):
• Vehicle speed is greater than about 4 mph (5 km/h).
• The speed at which your vehicle is approaching the obstacle or oncoming
vehicle is greater than about 19 mph (30 km/h).
• The front occupants are wearing a seat belt.
● Pre-collision brake assist:
• Vehicle speed is greater than about 10 mph (15 km/h).
• The speed at which your vehicle is approaching the obstacle or the vehicle running ahead of you is greater than about 10 mph (15 km/h).
■ Conditions that may trigger the system even if there is no possibility of a
collision
● When there is an object by the roadside at the entrance to a curve
● When passing an oncoming vehicle on a curve
● When driving over a narrow iron bridge
● When there is a metal object on the road surface
● When driving on an uneven road surface
● When passing an oncoming vehicle on a left-turn
● When your vehicle rapidly closes on the vehicle in front
● When a grade separation/interchange, sign, billboard, or other structure
appears to be directly in the vehicle’s line of travel
● When the steep angle of the road causes a metal object located beneath the
road surface to be seen ahead of the vehicle
● When an extreme change in vehicle height occurs
● When the axis of the radar is out of adjustment
● When passing through certain toll gates
● When passing through an overpass
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• Vehicle speed is greater than about 19 mph (30 km/h).
• The speed at which your vehicle is approaching the obstacle or the vehicle running ahead of you is greater than about 19 mph (30 km/h).
• The brake pedal is depressed.
● Pre-collision braking:
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When the system is activated in the situations described above, there is also
a possibility that the seat belts will retract quickly and the brakes will be
applied with a force greater than normal. When the seat belt is locked in the
retracted position, stop the vehicle in a safe place, release the seat belt and
refasten it.
■ Obstacles not detected
The sensor cannot detect plastic obstacles such as traffic cones. There may
also be occasions when the sensor cannot detect pedestrians, animals, bicycles, motorcycles, trees, or snowdrifts.
■ Situations in which the pre-collision system does not function properly
The system may not function effectively in situations such as the following:
● On roads with sharp bends or uneven surfaces
● If a vehicle suddenly moves in front of your vehicle, such as at an intersection
● If a vehicle suddenly cuts in front of your vehicle, such as when overtaking
● In inclement weather such as heavy rain, fog, snow or sand storms
● When your vehicle is skidding such as the VSC system off
● When your vehicle is steeply inclined
● When the axis of the radar is out of adjustment
■ Automatic cancelation of the pre-collision system
When a malfunction occurs due to sensor contamination, etc. that results in
the sensors being unable to detect obstacles, the pre-collision system will be
automatically disabled. In this case, the system will not activate even if there
is a collision possibility.
■ When there is a malfunction in the system
“PCS” warning light will flash and warning messages will be displayed.
(P. 414) Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.
■ Certification
FCC ID: HYQDNMWR004
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.
FCC WARNING
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Radiofrequency radiation exposure Information:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment.
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This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance of
20 cm between the radiator (antenna) and your body.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter.
CAUTION
■ Limitations of the pre-collision system
Do not overly rely on the pre-collision system. Always drive safely, taking
care to observe your surroundings and checking for any obstacles or other
road hazards.
Failure to do so may cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.
■ When the sensor may not be correctly detecting the vehicle ahead
Apply the brakes as necessary in any of the following situations.
● When water or snow thrown up by the surrounding vehicles hinders the
functioning of the sensor
● When your vehicle is pointing upwards (caused by a heavy load in the luggage compartment etc.)
● Vehicles with small rear ends (trailers with no load on board etc.)
● Motorcycles traveling in the same lane
■ Handling the radar sensor
Observe the following to ensure the pre-collision system can function effectively.
Otherwise, the system may not function correctly and could result in an
accident.
● Keep the sensor and grille cover clean at all times.
Clean the sensor and grille cover with a soft cloth so you do not mark or
damage them.
● Do not subject the sensor or surrounding area to a strong impact.
If the sensor moves even slightly off position, the system may become
inaccurate or malfunction. If the sensor or surrounding area is subject to a
strong impact, always have the area inspected and adjusted by your
Toyota dealer.
● Do not disassemble the sensor.
● Do not attach accessories or stickers to the sensor, grille cover or surrounding area.
● Do not modify or paint the sensor and grille cover.
● Do not replace them with non-genuine parts.
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CAUTION
■ Cautions regarding the assist contents of the system
By means of alarms and brake control, the pre-collision system is intended
to assist the driver in avoiding collisions through the process of LOOKJUDGE-ACT. There are limits to the degree of assistance the system can
provide, so please keep in mind the following important points.
● Assisting the driver in watching the road
The pre-collision system is only able to detect obstacles directly in front of
the vehicle, and only within a limited range. It is not a mechanism that
allows careless or inattentive driving, and it is not a system that can assist
the driver in low-visibility conditions. It is still necessary for the driver to
pay close attention to the vehicle’s surroundings.
● Assisting the driver in making correct judgment
When attempting to estimate the likelihood of a collision, the only data
available to the pre-collision system is that from obstacles it has detected
directly in front of the vehicle. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary for the
driver to remain vigilant and to determine whether or not there is a possibility of collision in any given situation.
● Assisting the driver in taking action
The pre-collision system’s braking assist feature is designed to help
reduce the severity of a collision, and so only acts when the system has
judged that a collision is unavoidable. This system by itself is not capable
of automatically avoiding a collision or bringing the vehicle to a stop safely.
For this reason, when encountering a dangerous situation the driver must
take direct and immediate action in order to ensure the safety of all
involved.
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BSM (Blind Spot Monitor)
Summary of the Blind Spot Monitor
The Blind Spot Monitor is a system that has 2 functions;
● The Blind Spot Monitor function
Assists the driver in making the decision when changing lanes
● The Rear Cross Traffic Alert function
Assists the driver when backing up
These functions use same sensors.
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1 BSM main switch
Pressing the switch turns the system on or off. When the switch is set to
on, the switch’s indicator illuminates. Common switch for Blind Spot Monitor function and Rear Cross Traffic Alert function.
2 Outside rear view mirror indicator
Blind Spot Monitor function:
When a vehicle is detected in the blind spot, the outside rear view mirror
indicator comes on while the turn signal lever is not operated and the outside rear view mirror indicator flashes while the turn signal lever is operated.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert function:
When a vehicle approaching from the right or left rear of the vehicle is
detected, the outside rear view mirror indicators flash.
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3 Rear Cross Traffic Alert buzzer (Rear Cross Traffic Alert function
only)
When a vehicle approaching from the right or left rear of the vehicle is
detected, a buzzer sounds from behind the rear seat.
■ The outside rear view mirror indicators visibility
When under strong sunlight, the outside rear view mirror indicator may be difficult to see.
■ Rear Cross Traffic Alert buzzer hearing
Rear Cross Traffic Alert function may be difficult to hear over loud noises
such as high audio volume.
■ When there is a malfunction in the Blind Spot Monitor system
If a system malfunction is detected due to any of the following reasons, warning messages will be displayed:
● There is a malfunction with the sensors
● The sensors have become dirty
Clean the sensor and its surrounding area on the bumper.
● The outside temperature is extremely high or low
● The sensor voltage has become abnormal
If a message continues to be displayed, have the vehicle inspected by your
Toyota dealer.
■ Certification for the Blind Spot Monitor system
FCC ID: OAYSRR2A
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.
FCC WARNING
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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CAUTION
■ Handling the radar sensor
One Blind Spot Monitor sensor is installed inside the left and right side of
the vehicle rear bumper respectively. Observe the following to ensure the
Blind Spot Monitor system can function correctly.
● Keep the sensor and its surrounding
area on the bumper clean at all times.
● Do not disassemble the sensor.
● Do not attach accessories or stickers to the sensor or surrounding area on
the bumper.
● Do not modify the sensor or surrounding area on the bumper.
● Do not paint the sensor or surrounding area on the bumper.
The Blind Spot Monitor function
The Blind Spot Monitor function uses radar sensors to detect vehicles
that are traveling in an adjacent lane in the area that is not reflected in
the outside rear view mirror (the blind spot), and advises the driver of
the vehicles existence via the outside rear view mirror indicator.
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● Do not subject the sensor or surrounding area on the bumper to a strong
impact. If the sensor moves even slightly off position, the system may malfunction and vehicles that enter the detection area may not be detected. If
the sensor or surrounding area is subject to a strong impact, always have
the area inspected by your Toyota dealer.
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The Blind Spot Monitor function detection areas
The areas that vehicles can be detected in are outlined below.
The range of the detection area
extends to:
1 Approximately 11.5 ft. (3.5 m)
from the side of the vehicle
The first 1.6 ft. (0.5 m) from the
side of the vehicle is not in the
detection area
2 Approximately 9.8 ft. (3 m) from
the rear bumper
3 Approximately 3.3 ft. (1 m) for-
ward of the rear bumper
CAUTION
■ Cautions regarding the use of the system
The driver is solely responsible for safe driving. Always drive safely, taking
care to observe your surroundings.
The Blind Spot Monitor function is a supplementary function which alerts the
driver that a vehicle is present in the blind spot. Do not overly rely on the
Blind Spot Monitor function. The function cannot judge if it is safe to change
lanes, therefore over reliance could cause an accident resulting in death or
serious injury.
According to conditions, the system may not function correctly. Therefore
the driver’s own visual confirmation of safety is necessary.
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■ The Blind Spot Monitor function is operational when
● The BSM main switch is set to on
● Vehicle speed is greater than approximately 10 mph (16 km/h).
■ The Blind Spot Monitor function will detect a vehicle when
● A vehicle in an adjacent lane overtakes your vehicle.
● Another vehicle enters the detection area when it changes lanes.
■ Conditions under which the Blind Spot Monitor function will not detect a
vehicle
The Blind Spot Monitor function is not designed to detect the following types
of vehicles and/or objects:
● Small motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians etc.*
● Vehicles traveling in the opposite direction
● Guardrails, walls, signs, parked vehicles and similar stationary objects*
● Following vehicles that are in the same lane*
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● Vehicles driving 2 lanes across from your vehicle*
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■ Conditions under which the Blind Spot Monitor function may not function correctly
● The Blind Spot Monitor function may not detect vehicles correctly in the following conditions:
•
•
•
•
During bad weather such as heavy rain, fog, snow etc.
When ice or mud etc. is attached to the rear bumper
When driving on a road surface that is wet due to rain, standing water etc.
When there is a significant difference in speed between your vehicle and
the vehicle that enters the detection area
• When a vehicle is in the detection area from a stop and remains in the
detection area as your vehicle accelerates
• When driving up or down consecutive steep inclines, such as hills, a dip
in the road etc.
• When multiple vehicles approach with only a small gap between each
vehicle
• When vehicle lanes are wide, and the vehicle in the next lane is too far
away from your vehicle
• When the vehicle that enters the detection area is traveling at about the
same speed as your vehicle
• When there is a significant difference in height between your vehicle and
the vehicle that enters the detection area
• Directly after the BSM main switch is set to on
● Instances of the Blind Spot Monitor function unnecessarily detecting a vehicle and/or object may increase under the following conditions:
• When there is only a short distance between your vehicle and a guardrail,
wall etc.
• When there is only a short distance between your vehicle and a following
vehicle
• When vehicle lanes are narrow and a vehicle driving 2 lanes across from
your vehicle enters the detection area
• When items such as a bicycle carrier are installed on the rear of the vehicle
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The Rear Cross Traffic Alert function
The Rear Cross Traffic Alert functions when your vehicle is in reverse.
It can detect other vehicles approaching from the right or left rear of
the vehicle. It uses radar sensors to alert the driver of the other vehicle’s existence through flashing the outside rear view mirror indicators
and sounding a buzzer.
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1 Approaching vehicles
2 Detection areas
■ Cautions regarding the use of the system
The driver is solely responsible for safe driving. Always drive safely, taking
care to observe your surroundings.
The Rear Cross Traffic Alert function is only an assist and is not a replacement for careful driving. Driver must be careful when backing up, even
when using Rear Cross Traffic Alert function. The driver’s own visual confirmation of behind you and your vehicle is necessary and be sure there are
no pedestrians, other vehicles etc. before backing up. Failure to do so could
cause death or serious injury.
According to conditions, the system may not function correctly. Therefore
the driver’s own visual confirmation of safety is necessary.
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The Rear Cross Traffic Alert function detection areas
The areas that vehicles can be detected in are outlined below.
To give the driver a more consistent time to react, the buzzer can alert
for faster vehicles from farther away.
Example:
Approaching vehicle
Speed
1 Approximate
alert distance
Fast
18 mph (28 km/h)
65 ft. (20 m)
Slow
5 mph (8 km/h)
18 ft. (5.5 m)
■ The Rear Cross Traffic Alert function is operational when
● The BSM main switch is set to on.
● The shift lever is in R.
● Vehicle speed is less than approximately 5 mph (8 km/h).
● Approaching vehicle speed is between approximately 5 mph (8 km/h) and
18 mph (28 km/h).
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■ Conditions under which the Rear Cross Traffic Alert function will not
detect a vehicle
The Rear Cross Traffic Alert function is not designed to detect the following
types of vehicles and/or objects.
● Small motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians etc.*
● Vehicles approaching from directly behind
● Guardrails, walls, signs, parked vehicles and similar stationary objects*
● Vehicles moving away from your vehicle
● Vehicles approaching from the parking spaces next to your vehicle*
● Vehicles backing up in the parking space next to your vehicle*
*: Depending on conditions, detection of a vehicle and/or object may occur.
■ Conditions under which the Rear Cross Traffic Alert function may not
function correctly
The Rear Cross Traffic Alert function may not detect vehicles correctly in the
following conditions:
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● When ice or mud etc. is attached to the rear bumper
● When ice or mud etc. is attached to the rear bumper
● When multiple vehicles approach continuously
● Shallow angle parking
● When a vehicle is approaching at high speed
● When parking on a steep incline, such as hills, a dip in the road etc.
● Directly after the BSM main switch is set to on
● Vehicles that the sensors cannot detect
because of obstacles
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● During bad weather such as heavy rain, fog, snow etc.
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Hybrid vehicle driving tips
For economical and ecological driving, pay attention to the following points:
■ Using Eco drive mode
When using Eco drive mode, the torque corresponding to the accelerator pedal depression amount can be generated more smoothly
than it is in normal conditions. In addition, the operation of the air
conditioning system (heating/cooling) will be minimized, improving
the fuel economy. (P. 236)
■ Use of Hybrid System Indicator
The Eco-friendly driving is possible by keeping the Hybrid System
Indicator within Eco area. (P. 94)
■ When braking the vehicle
Make sure to operate the brakes gently and in good time. A greater
amount of electrical energy can be retained when slowing down.
■ Delays
Repeated acceleration and deceleration, as well as long waits at
traffic lights, will lead to bad fuel consumption. Check traffic reports
before leaving and avoid delays as much as possible. When
encountering a delay, gently release the brake pedal to allow the
vehicle to move forward slightly while avoiding overuse of the
accelerator pedal. Doing so can help control excessive gasoline
consumption.
■ Highway driving
Control your speed and keep at a constant speed. Also, before
stopping at a toll booth or similar, allow plenty of time to release the
accelerator and gently apply the brakes. A greater amount of electrical energy can be retained when slowing down.
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■ Air conditioning
Use the air conditioning only when necessary. Doing so can help
control excessive gasoline consumption.
In summer: In high temperatures, use the recirculated air mode.
Doing so will help to reduce the burden on the air conditioner and
reduce fuel consumption as well.
In winter: Because the gasoline engine will not automatically cut out
until the gasoline engine and the interior of the vehicle are warm, it
will consume fuel. Also, fuel consumption can be improved by
avoiding overuse of the heater.
■ Checking tire inflation pressure
Make sure to check the tire inflation pressure frequently. Improper
tire inflation pressure can cause poor fuel consumption.
Also, as snow tires can cause large amounts of friction, their use on
dry roads can lead to poor fuel consumption. Use a tire that is
appropriate for the season.
Carrying heavy luggage can lead to poor fuel consumption. Avoid
carrying unnecessary luggage. Installing a large roof rack can also
cause poor fuel consumption.
■ Warming up before driving
Since the gasoline engine starts up and cuts out automatically
when cold, warming up the engine is unnecessary. Moreover, frequently driving short distances will cause the engine to repeatedly
warm up, which can lead to poor fuel consumption.
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Winter driving tips
Carry out the necessary preparations and inspections before
driving the vehicle in winter. Always drive the vehicle in a manner appropriate to the prevailing weather conditions.
Preparation for winter
● Use fluids that are appropriate to the prevailing outside temperatures.
• Engine oil
• Engine/power control unit coolant
• Washer fluid
● Have a service technician inspect the condition of the 12-volt battery.
● Have the vehicle fitted with four snow tires or purchase a set of tire
chains for the front tires.
Ensure that all tires are the specified size and brand, and that chains
match the size of the tires.
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Before driving the vehicle
Perform the following according to the driving conditions:
● Do not try to forcibly open a window or move a wiper that is frozen.
Pour warm water over the frozen area to melt the ice. Wipe away
the water immediately to prevent it from freezing.
● To ensure proper operation of the climate control system fan,
remove any snow that has accumulated on the air inlet vents in
front of the windshield.
● Check for and remove any excess ice or snow that may have accumulated on the exterior lights, vehicle’s roof, chassis, around the
tires or on the brakes.
● Remove any snow or mud from the bottom of your shoes before
getting in the vehicle.
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When driving the vehicle
When parking the vehicle
Park the vehicle and move the shift lever to P without setting the parking brake. The parking brake may freeze up, preventing it from being
released. If necessary, block the wheels to prevent inadvertent sliding
or creeping.
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Accelerate the vehicle slowly, keep a safe distance between you and
the vehicle ahead, and drive at a reduced speed suitable to road conditions.
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Selecting tire chains
Use the correct tire chain size when mounting the tire chains.
Chain size is regulated for each tire size.
Side chain:
1 0.12 in. (3 mm) in diameter
2 0.39 in. (10 mm) in width
3 1.18 in. (30 mm) in length
Cross chain:
4 0.16 in. (4 mm) in diameter
5 0.55 in. (14 mm) in width
6 0.98 in. (25 mm) in length
Regulations on the use of tire chains
Regulations regarding the use of tire chains vary depending on location and type of road. Always check local regulations before installing
chains.
■ Tire chain installation
Observe the following precautions when installing and removing chains:
● Install and remove tire chains in a safe location.
● Install tire chains on the front tires. Do not install tire chains on the rear tires.
● Install tire chains on front tires as tightly as possible. Retighten chains after
driving 1/4  1/2 mile (0.5  1.0 km).
● Install tire chains following the instructions provided with the tire chains.
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CAUTION
■ Driving with snow tires
Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of accidents.
Failure to do so may result in a loss of vehicle control and cause death or
serious injury.
● Use tires of the specified size.
● Maintain the recommended level of air pressure.
● Do not drive in excess of 75 mph (120 km/h), regardless of the type of
snow tires being used.
● Use snow tires on all, not just some wheels.
■ Driving with tire chains
Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of accidents.
Failure to do so may result in the vehicle being unable to be driven safely,
and may cause death or serious injury.
● Avoid driving on bumpy road surfaces or over potholes.
● Avoid sudden acceleration, abrupt steering, sudden braking and shifting
operations that cause sudden engine braking.
● Slow down sufficiently before entering a curve to ensure that vehicle control is maintained.
NOTICE
■ Repairing or replacing snow tires
Request repairs or replacement of snow tires from Toyota dealers or legitimate tire retailers.
This is because the removal and attachment of snow tires affects the operation of the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters.
■ Fitting tire chains
The tire pressure warning valves and transmitters may not function correctly
when tire chains are fitted.
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● Do not drive in excess of the speed limit specified for the tire chains being
used, or 30 mph (50 km/h), whichever is lower.
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Interior features
5-1. Using the air conditioning
system and defogger
Automatic air conditioning
system............................. 268
Rear window and outside
rear view mirror
defoggers ........................ 279
5-2. Using the audio system
Audio system type............. 280
Using the USB/AUX
port.................................. 283
5-3. Using the interior lights
Interior lights list ................ 284
• Personal/interior light
main switch ................... 285
• Personal/
interior lights ................. 285
• Ambient lights ................ 286
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List of storage features ..... 287
• Glove box...................... 288
• Console box.................. 289
• Cup holders .................. 290
• Auxiliary boxes.............. 291
Trunk features................... 296
5-5. Other interior features
Sun visors and vanity
mirrors............................. 298
Clock ................................. 299
Outside temperature
display............................. 301
Power outlets .................... 302
Seat heaters/
seat ventilators................ 304
Armrest ............................. 307
Rear sunshade.................. 308
Coat hooks........................ 310
Assist grips........................ 311
Garage door opener.......... 312
Safety Connect ................. 319
Compass........................... 325
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Automatic air conditioning system
Air outlets and fan speed are automatically adjusted according
to the temperature setting.

Front control panel (type A)

Front control panel (type B)
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8 Outside
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air or recirculated
mode
2 Windshield defogger
9 SYNC mode
3 Driver’s side temperature dis-
10 Cooling and dehumidification
play
function on/off
4 Fan speed display
11 Fan speed control
5 Air outlet display
12 Off
6 Front passenger’s side tem-
13 Automatic mode
perature display
7 Front passenger’s side tem-
perature control

14 Air outlet selector
15 Rear passenger’s temperature
setting display (if equipped)
Rear control panel (if equipped)
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2 Rear passenger’s temperature
control
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Using the automatic air conditioning system
■ Using automatic operation
1 Touch
.
The air conditioning system begins to operate. Air outlets and fan speed
are automatically adjusted according to the temperature setting.
2 Touch
(driver’s side) to increase the temperature and touch
(driver’s side) to decrease the temperature.
The temperature for the driver’s, front passenger’s and rear seats (vehicles with a rear control switch) can be adjusted separately when:
•
is pressed (the “SYNC” display disappears).
• The front passenger's side temperature control switch is
touched (the front passenger’s side temperature setting is
shown).
• Vehicles with a rear control switch:
is pressed (
indicator is on and the rear passenger's temperature setting is
shown).
• Vehicles with a rear control switch:
is turned (
indicator is on and the rear passenger’s temperature setting is
shown).
The air conditioning system switches between individual and synchronized modes each time
is touched.
Vehicles with a rear control switch: The rear passenger’s temperature
setting switches between individual and synchronized modes each time
is pressed.
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■ Changing the rear seat temperature settings (vehicles with a
rear control switch)
Turn
clockwise to increase the temperature and turn
counterclockwise to decrease the temperature.
■ Confirming automatic operation status
During automatic operation, the operation status of fan speed, air
outlet mode, outside/recirculated air mode and whether the A/C is
on or off can be confirmed on the display by touching
.
The display will return to its previous state after a few seconds.
Adjusting the settings manually
1 To adjust the fan speed, touch
and slide your finger
The fan speed can also be
adjusted by touching “+” or “-” on
.
Touch
to turn the fan off.
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toward “+” to increase the fan
speed or “-” to decrease the fan
speed.
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2 To adjust the temperature setting, touch
increase the temperature and touch
the temperature.
(driver’s side) to
(driver’s side) to decrease
The temperature for the driver’s, front passenger’s and rear seats (vehicles with a rear control switch) can be adjusted separately when:
•
is pressed (the “SYNC” display disappears).
• The front passenger's side temperature control switch is touched
(the front passenger’s side temperature setting is shown).
• Vehicles with a rear control switch:
is pressed (
indicator is on and the rear passenger’s temperature setting is
shown).
• Vehicles with a rear control switch:
is turned (
indi-
cator is on and the rear passenger’s temperature setting is
shown).
The air conditioning system switches between individual and synchronized
modes each time
is touched.
Vehicles with a rear control switch: The rear passenger’s temperature setting switches between individual and synchronized modes each time
is pressed.
3 To change the air outlets, press
.
The air outlets used are switched each time
is pressed.
■ Changing the rear seat temperature settings (vehicles with a
rear control switch)
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Defogging the windshield
Press
.
The
dehumidification
function
operates and fan speed increases.
Set the outside/recirculated air
mode button to the outside air
mode if the recirculated air mode is
used. (It may switch automatically.)
To defog the windshield and the
side windows early, turn the air
flow and temperature up.
To return to the previous mode,
press
again when the windshield is defogged.
Air outlets and air flow
Air flows to the upper body.
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Air flows to the upper body and
feet.
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Air flows mainly to the feet.
Air flows to the feet and the windshield defogger operates.
Switching between outside air and recirculated air modes
Press
.
The mode switches between outside air mode and recirculated air mode
each time the button is pressed.
Adjusting the position of and opening and closing the air outlets

Front center outlets
1 Direct air flow to the left or
right, up or down.
2 Turn the knob to open or
close the vent.
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Front side outlets
1 Direct air flow to the left or
right, up or down.
2 Turn the knob to open or
close the vent.

Rear outlets
1 Direct air flow to the left or
right, up or down.
2 Turn the knob to open or
close the vent.
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● When the outside temperature exceeds 68°F (20°C), the air conditioning
system may switch to recirculated air mode automatically. This may also
reduce fuel consumption.
● It is possible to switch to outside air mode at any time by pressing
.
● Engine speed and compressor operation controlled to restrict heating/cooling capacity
● Fan speed restricted when automatic mode is selected
To improve air conditioning performance, perform the following operations:
● Adjust the fan speed
● Turn off Eco drive mode
■ Using automatic mode
Fan speed is adjusted automatically according to the temperature setting and
the ambient conditions.
Therefore, the fan may stop for a while until warm or cool air is ready to flow
immediately after
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■ Operation of the air conditioning system in Eco drive mode
In Eco drive mode, the air conditioning system is controlled as follows to prioritize fuel efficiency:
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■ Fogging up of the windows
● The windows will easily fog up when the humidity in the vehicle is high.
Turning
on will dehumidify the air from the outlets and defog the windshield effectively.
● If you turn
off, the windows may fog up more easily.
● The windows may fog up if the recirculated air mode is used.
■ Windshield fog detection function
When automatic mode is set, the humidity sensor (P. 278) detects fog on
the windshield and controls the air conditioning system to prevent fog.
■ Outside/recirculated air mode
● When driving on dusty roads such as tunnels or in heavy traffic, set the outside/recirculated air mode to the recirculated air mode. This is effective in
preventing outside air from entering the vehicle interior. During cooling operation, setting the recirculated air mode will also cool the vehicle interior
effectively.
● Outside/recirculated air mode may automatically switch depending on the
temperature setting, outside temperature, pressure, engine coolant temperature or inside temperature.
■ When the outside temperature exceeds 75°F (24°C) and the air conditioning system is on
● In order to reduce the air conditioning power consumption, the air conditioning system may switch to recirculated air mode automatically. This may also
reduce fuel consumption.
● Recirculated air mode is selected as a default mode when the power switch
is turned to ON mode.
● It is possible to switch to outside air mode at any time by pressing
■ When the outside temperature falls to nearly 32F (0C)
The dehumidification function may not operate even when
.
is touched.
■ Air conditioning odors
● During use, various odors from inside and outside the vehicle may enter into
and accumulate in the air conditioning system. This may then cause odor to
be emitted from the vents.
● To reduce potential odors from occurring:
• It is recommended that the air conditioning system be set to outside air
mode prior to turning the vehicle off.
• The start timing of the blower may be delayed for a short period of time
immediately after the air conditioning system is started in automatic
mode.
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■ Air conditioning filter
P. 375
■ Handling of the air conditioning panel
The operating section of the air conditioning panel uses capacitive touch sensors. In the following cases, incorrect operation or non-response may occur.
● If the operating section is dirty or has liquid attached to it, incorrect operation
or non-response may occur.
● If the operating section receives electromagnetic waves, incorrect operation
or non-response may occur.
● If wearing gloves during operation, non-response may occur.
● If fingernails are used to operate the system, non-response may occur.
● If a touch pen is used to operate the system, non-response may occur.
● If the palm of your hand touches the operating section during operation,
incorrect operation may occur.
● If the palm of your hand touches the operating section, incorrect operation
may occur.
● If operations are performed quickly, non-response may occur.
CAUTION
■ To prevent the windshield from fogging up
Do not use
during cool air operation in extremely humid weather. The
difference between the temperature of the outside air and that of the windshield can cause the outer surface of the windshield to fog up, blocking your
vision.
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■ Customization
Settings (e.g. air conditioning setting) can be changed.
(Customizable features P. 477)
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NOTICE
■ Humidity sensor
In order to detect fog on the windshield, a
sensor which monitors the temperature
of the windshield, the surround humidity,
etc. is installed.
Follow these points to avoid damaging
the sensor:
● Do not disassemble the sensor
● Do not spray the glass cleaner on the
sensor or subject it to strong impacts
● Do not stick anything on the sensor
■ To prevent 12-volt battery discharge
Do not leave the air conditioning system on longer than necessary when the
hybrid system is off.
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Rear window and outside rear view mirror
defoggers
These features are used to defog the rear window, and to
remove raindrops, dew and frost from the outside rear view mirrors.
On/off
The defoggers will automatically
turn off after 15 minutes. The operation time changes according to
the ambient temperature and vehicle speed.
■ Operating conditions
The power switch must be in the ON mode.
■ When the outside rear view mirror defoggers are on
Do not touch the rear view mirror surfaces, as they can become very hot
and burn you.
NOTICE
■ To prevent 12-volt battery discharge
Turn the defoggers off when the hybrid system is off.
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Audio system type

With Display Audio system
Owners of models equipped with a Display Audio system should
refer to the “Display Audio System Owner's Manual”.
1 Type A
2 Type B

With navigation system
Owners of models equipped with a navigation system should refer
to the “Navigation System Owner's Manual”.
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■ About Bluetooth® (with Display Audio system)
The Bluetooth wordmark and logo are owned by Bluetooth SIG. and permission has been granted to use the trademark of the licensee Panasonic Corporation. Other trademarks and trade names are owned by various different
owners.
■ Customization
The touch button sensitivity can be changed.
(Customizable features P. 477)
CAUTION
■ Certifications for the Bluetooth (with Display Audio system)
FCC ID: ACJ932CQ-US70G0
IC ID: 216J-CQUS70G0
● FCC WARNING:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
• Properly shielded a grounded cables and connectors must be used for
connection to host computer and/or peripherals in order to meet FCC
emission limits.
• This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter.
• This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules and Industry Canada
licence-exempt RSS standard(s). 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 this device.
• Le présent appareil est conforme aux la partie 15 des règles de la FCC
et CNR d’Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de
licence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes : (1)
l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.
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● Part 15 of the FCC Rules & Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s)
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CAUTION
• This equipment complies with FCC/IC radiation exposure limits set forth
for an uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio frequency
(RF) Exposure Guidelines in Supplement C to OET65 and RSS-102 of
the IC radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules. This equipment has very
low levels of RF energy that it deemed to comply without maximum permissive exposure evaluation (MPE). But it is desirable that it should be
installed and operated keeping the radiator at least 20 cm or more away
from person’s body (excluding extremities: hands, wrists, feet and
ankles).
• Cet équipement est conforme aux limites d’exposition aux rayonnements énoncées pour un environnement non contrôlé et respecte les
règles les radioélectriques (RF) de la FCC lignes directrices d’exposition dans le Supplément C à OET65 et d’exposition aux fréquences
radioélectriques (RF) CNR-102 de l’IC. Cet équipement émet une énergie RF très faible qui est considérée conforme sans évaluation de
l’exposition maximale autorisée.
Cependant, cet équipement doit être installé et utilisé en gardant une
distance de 20 cm ou plus entre le dispositif rayonnant et le corps (à
l’exception des extrémités : mains, poignets, pieds et chevilles).
• Under Industry Canada regulations, this radio transmitter may only
operate using an antenna of a type and maximum (or lesser) gain
approved for the transmitter by Industry Canada. To reduce potential
radio interference to other users, the antenna type and its gain should
be so chosen that the equivalent isotropically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) is
not more than that necessary for successful communication.
● Laser products
• Do not take this unit apart or attempt to make any changes yourself.
This is an intricate unit that uses a laser pickup to retrieve information
from the surface of compact discs. The laser is carefully shielded so
that its rays remain inside the cabinet. Therefore, never try to disassemble the player or alter any of its parts since you may be exposed to laser
rays and dangerous voltages.
• This product utilizes a laser.
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than
those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
THE USE OF OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH THIS PRODUCT WILL
INCREASE EYE HAZARD.
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Using the USB/AUX port
This port can be used to connect a portable audio device and listen to it through the vehicle’s speakers.
1 Push the tray forward until it
locks.
2 Open the cover and connect
the portable audio device.
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■ When using a portable audio device connected to the power outlet
Noise may occur during playback. Use the power source of the portable
audio device.
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■ Operating portable audio devices connected to the audio system
The volume can be adjusted using the vehicle’s audio controls. All other
adjustments must be made on the portable audio device itself.
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Interior lights list
1 Outer foot lights (if equipped)
2 Rear personal/interior lights
(P. 285)
3 Front personal/interior lights
(P. 285)
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(P. 286)
5 Front door courtesy lights
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Personal/interior light main switch
1 Turns the lights on/off
2 Turns the lights on/off linked to
door position
Personal/interior lights
■ Front
Turns the light on/off
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Turns the light on/off
If the lights are turned on by the
personal/interior
light
main
switch, the lights cannot turn off
by pressing the switch.
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Ambient lights (if equipped)
Each time the “MOOD” switch is
pressed, the brightness level
changes.
■ Illuminated entry system
The lights automatically turn on/off according to power switch mode, the presence of the electronic key, whether the doors are locked/unlocked, and
whether the doors are opened/closed.
■ To prevent 12-volt battery discharge
If the personal/interior lights remain on when the power switch is turned off,
the lights will go off automatically after 20 minutes.
■ Customization
Setting (e.g. the time elapsed before lights turn off) can be changed.
(Customizable features: P. 477)
NOTICE
■ To prevent 12-volt battery discharge
Do not leave the lights on longer than necessary when the hybrid system is
off.
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List of storage features
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(P. 291)
3 Cup holders
(P. 290)
2 Glove box
(P. 288)
4 Console box
(P. 289)
CAUTION
■ Items that should not be left in the storage spaces
Do not leave glasses, lighters or spray cans in the storage spaces, as this
may cause the following when cabin temperature becomes high:
● Glasses may be deformed by heat or cracked if they come into contact
with other stored items.
● Lighters or spray cans may explode. If they come into contact with other
stored items, the lighter may catch fire or the spray can may release gas,
causing a fire hazard.
■ When driving or when the storage compartments are not in use
Keep the lids closed.
In the event of sudden braking or sudden swerving, an accident may occur
due to an occupant being struck by an open lid or the items stored inside.
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Glove box
1 Open (pull up the lever)
2 Lock with the mechanical key
3 Unlock with the mechanical key
■ Removing the insert
The insert inside the glove box can be removed.
CAUTION
■ Caution while driving
Keep the glove box closed. In the event of sudden braking or sudden swerving, an accident may occur due to an occupant being struck by the open
glove box or the items stored inside.
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Console box
Lift the lid while pulling up the
lever to release the lock.
■ When using the console box lid as an armrest
Slide the console box lid forward as
needed. Slide the lid forward while pulling
up the lever.
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■ Tray in the console box
The tray slides forward/backward and can
be removed.
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The lid can also be opened from the forwardmost position.
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CAUTION
■ Caution while driving
Keep the console box closed. In the event of sudden braking, an accident
may occur due to an occupant being struck by the open console box or the
items stored inside.
Cup holders

Front

Rear (type A)
Pull down the armrest.

Rear (type B)
Pull down the armrest and open
the lid.
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CAUTION
■ Items unsuitable for the cup holders
Do not place anything other than cups or aluminum cans in the cup holders.
Other items may be thrown out of the holders in the event of an accident or
sudden braking, causing injury. If possible, cover hot drinks to prevent
burns.
■ When not in use (type B)
Keep the cup holders closed. In the event of sudden braking, an accident
may occur due to an occupant being struck by the open cup holders or the
items stored inside.
Auxiliary boxes

Type A
Press in the button.
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Type B
Push the lid.
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Type C
Opening
Push the tray forward until it locks.
Closing
Push the tray forward to release
the lock and the tray will automatically close.
■ When placing small items on top of the tray
The tray can be opened while small items
are placed on it.
An electronic device on the tray can be
recharged by running a charging cable
through the clearance of the tray and connecting it to the AUX/USB port or power
outlet underneath the tray.
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■ When using wireless charger (if equipped)
A mobile device can be charged wirelessly on the tray.
Charging can only be performed with the power switch in ACCESSORY or
ON mode and only on mobile devices with the “ ” logo.
1 Push the tray forward until it locks and
press the wireless charger switch.
2 Push the tray forward to release the
lock to close the tray and place a
mobile device on the tray as shown in
the illustration.
An amber indicator is illuminated
while charging is in progress. When
charging is complete, a green indicator will also be illuminated.
Some phones, cases or cover type
wireless chargers may not cause the
green indicator to illuminate even
though it is fully charged.
■ If the wireless charger LED indicators flash
If the wireless charging surface of the tray becomes too hot, the LED indicators will flash and charging is canceled. The LED indicators will be illuminated
if the surface of the tray cools down.
If the LED indicators flash even though the surface of the tray is not hot, the
wireless charger may be malfunctioning. Consult your Toyota dealer.
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When placing the mobile device on
the wireless charging surface of the
tray, make sure that there are no
objects in-between the mobile device
and the tray. They may interfere with
charging.
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■ When charging of the wireless charger stops temporarily
If any of the following operations are performed with the electronic key
present, charging may stop temporarily. Charging will start again after a
while.
● Locking/unlocking the doors by touching the door handle
● Opening/closing the doors
● Pressing the trunk opener switch
● Closing the trunk lid
● Starting the hybrid system
● Locking the doors by pressing the lock button on the electronic key
● When the electronic key is out of the detection area
■ Certification for the wireless charger
 For vehicles sold in the U.S.A.
This device complies with Part 18 of the FCC Rules.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
19001 S. Western Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501
 For vehicles sold in Canada
This ISM device complies with Canadian ICES-001.
Cet appareil ISM est conforme à la norme NMB-001 du Canada.
CAUTION
■ Caution while driving
Keep the auxiliary boxes closed. In the event of sudden braking, an accident may occur due to an occupant being struck by an open auxiliary box or
the items stored inside.
■ Items unsuitable for storing (type B)
Do not store items heavier than 0.4 lb. (0.2 kg).
Doing so may cause the auxiliary box to open and the items inside may fall
out, resulting in an accident.
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CAUTION
■ Caution regarding interference with electronic devices (vehicles with a
wireless charger)
● People with implantable cardiac pacemakers, cardiac resynchronization
therapy-pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators should maintain a reasonable distance between themselves and the wireless charger.
The radio waves may affect the operation of such devices.
● Before using the wireless charger, users of any electrical medical device
other than implantable cardiac pacemakers, cardiac resynchronization
therapy-pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators should consult the manufacturer of the device for information about its operation
under the influence of radio waves. Radio waves could have unexpected
effects on the operation of such medical devices.
● To avoid interference with other electrical devices, turn the wireless
charger off by turning off the wireless charger switch.
■ When using wireless charger
Avoid placing metal objects between the wireless charger and the mobile
device when charging is active. Doing so may cause metal objects to
become hot and could cause burns.
■ To prevent damaging small items
When opening the tray while small items are placed on it, make sure the
items will not get caught.
■ To prevent damaging the tray
Do not pull down the tray to close it. Doing so may damage the tray.
■ When on a steep downward incline
The tray can be closed slowly. In this case, the tray can be pulled down to
close it.
However, make sure the lock has been released before doing so.
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Trunk features
Grocery bag hooks
Cargo net (if equipped)
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NOTICE
■ To prevent damage to the hooks
Do not apply too much load to the hooks.
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Sun visors and vanity mirrors
Sun visors
1 To set the visor in the forward
position, flip it down.
2 To set the visor in the side posi-
tion, flip down, unhook, and
swing it to the side.
3 To use the side extender, place
the visor in the side position,
then slide it backward.
Vanity mirrors
Open the cover to use.
The light turns on when the cover
is opened.
NOTICE
■ To prevent 12-volt battery discharge
Do not leave the vanity lights on for extended periods while the hybrid system is off.
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Clock
The clock can be adjusted by pressing the buttons.

Type A
1 Adjusts the hours
Pressing and holding the button
adjusts the hours forward
quickly 1 hour at a time.
2 Adjusts the minutes
Pressing and holding the button
adjusts the minutes forward
quickly by 1 minute at a time. If
the button is pressed and held
for 5 seconds or more, the minutes move forward by 5 minutes
at a time.
Type B
1 Adjusts the hours
Pressing and holding the button
adjusts the hours forward
quickly 1 hour at a time.
2 Adjusts the minutes
Pressing and holding the button
adjusts the minutes forward
quickly by 1 minute at a time. If
the button is pressed and held
for 5 seconds or more, the minutes move forward by 5 minutes
at a time.
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■ The clock is displayed when
The power switch is in ACCESSORY or ON mode.
■ When disconnecting and reconnecting 12-volt battery terminals
 Type A
The time display will automatically be set to 12:00 AM.
 Type B
The time display will automatically be set to 12:00.
■ Time display (Type B)
After pressing “H” or “M” to show the setting screen, press “H” and “M” at the
same time to change between the analog and digital displays.
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Outside temperature display
The temperature display shows temperatures within the
range of -40F (-40C) to 122F (50C).

Type A

Type B
㧲
■ The outside temperature is displayed when
The power switch is in ON mode.
● When the vehicle is stopped, or moving at low speeds (less than 9 mph [15
km/h]).
● When the outside temperature has changed suddenly (at the entrance/exit
of a garage, tunnel, etc.)
■ When “---F” is displayed
The system may be malfunctioning. Take your vehicle to your Toyota dealer.
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■ Display
In the following situations, the correct outside temperature may not be displayed, or the display may take longer than normal to change.
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Power outlets
The power outlets can be used for 12 V accessories that run on
less than 10 A.
■ Console box
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■ Instrument panel

Type A

Type B
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NOTICE
■ To avoid damaging the power outlets
Close the power outlet lids when the power outlets are not in use.
Foreign objects or liquids that enter the power outlets may cause a short circuit.
■ To prevent blown fuse
Do not use an accessory that uses more than 12 V 10 A.
■ To prevent 12-volt battery discharge
Do not use the power outlets longer than necessary when the hybrid system
is off.
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■ The power outlets can be used when
The power switch is in ACCESSORY or ON mode.
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Seat heaters/seat ventilators
The seat heaters warm the seats and the seat ventilators maintain good airflow by blowing air through the seats.
Seat heaters/ventilators
■ Front seats

Vehicles with ventilator
1 Press the knob to release it,
and turn the knob to the
desired temperature setting.
2 OFF
Press the knob to lock it when
not in use.
3 Ventilation
4 Heat
CTY57AX039

Vehicles without ventilator
Press the knob to release it, and
turn the knob to the desired temperature setting.
The further you turn the knob
clockwise, the warmer the seat
temperature becomes. Turn the
knob counterclockwise all the way
to turn the system off.
Press the knob again to lock it
when not in use.
: If equipped
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■ Rear seats
ON/OFF
The indicator illuminates when
the seat heater is turned on.
■ The seat heaters/seat ventilators can be used when
The power switch is in ON mode.
■ Automatic operation of the seat ventilator for the passenger's seat
When a passenger leaves the passenger seat while the seat ventilation turns
on, the seat ventilator automatically turns off. If the passenger returns to the
seat, it automatically turns on again.
■ Operation display illumination (if equipped)
1 Illuminates
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when the ventilator is
operating.
is operating.
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2 Illuminates when the front seat heater
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CAUTION
■ Burns
● Use caution when seating the following persons in a seat with the seat
heater on to avoid the possibility of burns:
• Babies, small children, the elderly, the sick and the physically challenged
• Persons with sensitive skin
• Persons who are fatigued
• Persons who have taken alcohol or drugs that induce sleep (sleeping
drugs, cold remedies, etc.)
● Do not cover the seat with anything when using the seat heater.
Using the seat heater with a blanket or cushion increases the temperature
of the seat and may lead to overheating.
● Do not use seat heater more than necessary. Doing so may cause minor
burns or overheating.
NOTICE
■ To prevent damage to the seat heaters/seat ventilators
Do not put heavy objects that have an uneven surface on the seat and do
not stick sharp objects (needles, nails, etc.) into the seat.
■ To prevent 12-volt battery discharge
Turn the seat heaters/seat ventilators off when the hybrid system is off.
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Armrest
Fold down the armrest for use.
NOTICE
■ To prevent damage to the armrest
Do not apply too much load on the armrest.
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Rear sunshade
The rear sunshade can be raised and lowered by pressing the
switch shown below.
Extends/retracts the rear sunshade
■ The rear sunshade can be used when
The power switch is in ON mode.
■ Reverse operation feature
To ensure adequate rear visibility, the rear sunshade automatically lowers
when the shift lever is shifted to R.
However, the rear sunshade is raised again if either of the following occurs:
● The button is pressed again.
● The shift lever is shifted out of R, and the vehicle reaches a speed of 9 mph
(15 km/h).
If the hybrid system is turned off when the rear sunshade has been lowered
due to the reverse operation feature, it will not be raised even when the
hybrid system is turned on again and the vehicle reaches a speed of 9 mph
(15 km/h). To raise the sunshade again, press the button.
■ Customization
Settings (e.g. time elapsed before the reverse operation feature activates)
can be changed.
(Customizable features: P. 477)
: If equipped
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CAUTION
■ When the rear sunshade is being raised or lowered
Do not place fingers or other objects in the fastener section or in the opening. They may get caught, causing injury.
NOTICE
■ To prevent 12-volt battery discharge
Do not operate the rear sunshade when the hybrid system is off.
■ To ensure normal operation of the sunshade
Observe the following precautions.
● Do not place excessive load on the motor or other components.
● Do not place objects where they may hinder opening and closing operations.
● Do not attach items to the rear sunshade.
● Keep the opening clean and clear of obstructions.
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● Do not operate the rear sunshade continuously for long periods of time.
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Coat hooks
The coat hooks are provided with
the rear assist grips.
CAUTION
■ Items that cannot be hung on the coat hook
Do not hang coat hangers or other hard or sharp objects on the hook. If the
SRS curtain shield airbags deploy, these items may become projectiles,
causing death or serious injury.
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Assist grips
An assist grip installed on the ceiling can be used to support your
body while sitting on the seat.
CAUTION
■ Assist grip
Do not use the assist grip when getting in or out of the vehicle or rising from
your seat.
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■ To prevent damage to the assist grip
Do not hang any heavy object or put a heavy load on the assist grip.
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Garage door opener
The garage door opener can be programmed to operate garage
doors, gates, entry doors, door locks, home lighting systems,
security systems, and other devices.
The garage door opener (HomeLink Universal Transceiver) is manufactured under license from HomeLink.
Programming the HomeLink® (for U.S.A. owners)
The HomeLink compatible transceiver in your vehicle has 3 buttons
which can be programmed to operate 3 different devices. Refer to the
programming method below appropriate for the device.
1 Indicator light
2 Buttons
: If equipped
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■ Programming the HomeLink
1 Point the remote control for
the device 1 to 3 in. (25 to 75
mm) from the HomeLink
control buttons.
Keep the indicator light on the
HomeLink in view while programming.
2 Press and hold one of the
HomeLink® buttons and the
transmitter button. When the
HomeLink® indicator light
changes from a slow to a
rapid flash, you can release
both buttons.
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If the HomeLink® indicator light
comes on but does not flash, or
flashes rapidly for 2 seconds
and remains lit, the HomeLink®
button is already programmed.
Use the other buttons or follow
the
“Reprogramming
a
®
HomeLink button” instructions.
(P. 317)
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3 Test the operation of the
HomeLink® by pressing the
newly programmed button.
If programming a garage door
opener, check to see if the
garage door opens and closes.
If the garage door does not
operate, see if your garage
transmitter is of the Rolling
Code type. Press and hold the
programmed HomeLink® button.
The garage door has the rolling
code feature if the indicator light
(on the HomeLink®) flashes rapidly for 2 seconds and then
remains lit. If your transmitter is
the Rolling Code type, proceed
to the heading “Programming a
rolling code system”.
4 Repeat the steps above to program another device for each of
the remaining HomeLink buttons.
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■ Programming a Rolling Code system (for U.S.A. owners)
If your device is Rolling Code equipped, follow the steps under the
heading “Programming the HomeLink” before proceeding with the
steps listed below.
1 Locate the training button on the ceiling mounted garage door
opener motor. The exact location and color of the button may
vary by brand of garage door opener.
Refer to the operation manual supplied with the garage door opener for
the location of the training button.
2 Press the training button.
Following this step, you have 30 seconds in which to initiate step 3
below.
3 Press and hold the vehicle’s programmed HomeLink button for
2 seconds and release it. Repeat this step once again. The
garage door may open.
The ceiling mounted garage door opener motor should now recognize
the HomeLink transceiver and operate the garage door.
4 Repeat the steps above to program another rolling code system
for any of the remaining HomeLink buttons.
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If the garage door opens, the programming process is complete. If the
door does not open, press and release the button a third time. This third
press and release will complete the programming process by opening
the garage door.
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■ Programming an entry gate (for U.S.A. owners)/Programming
all devices in the Canadian market
1 Place your transmitter 1 to 3 in. (25 to 75 mm) away from the sur-
face of the HomeLink.
Keep the indicator light on the HomeLink in view while programming.
2 Press and hold the selected HomeLink button.
3 Repeatedly press and release (cycle) the device’s remote control
button for two seconds each until step 4 is completed.
4 When the indicator light on the HomeLink compatible trans-
ceiver starts to flash rapidly, release the buttons.
5 Test the operation of the HomeLink by pressing the newly pro-
grammed button. Check to see if the gate/device operates correctly.
6 Repeat the steps above to program another device for each of
the remaining HomeLink buttons.
■ Programming other devices
To program other devices such as home security systems, home
door locks or lighting, contact your authorized Toyota dealer for
assistance.
■ Reprogramming a button
The individual HomeLink buttons cannot be erased but can be
reprogrammed. To reprogram a button, follow the “Basic programming” instructions.
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Operating the HomeLink®
Press the appropriate HomeLink button. The HomeLink indicator
light on the HomeLink transceiver should turn on.
The HomeLink continues to send a signal for up to 20 seconds as long as
the button is pressed.
Reprogramming a HomeLink® button
Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button. After 20 seconds, the
HomeLink® indicator light will start flashing slowly. Keep pressing the
HomeLink® button and press and hold the transmitter button until the
HomeLink® indicator light changes from a slow to a rapid flash.
Release the buttons.
Erasing the entire HomeLink® memory (all three programs)
Press and hold down the 2 outside buttons for 10 seconds until
the indicator light flashes.
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If you sell your vehicle, be sure to
erase the programs stored in the
HomeLink memory.
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■ Before programming
● Install a new battery in the transmitter.
● The battery side of the transmitter must be pointed away from the
HomeLink.
■ Certification for the garage door opener
FCC ID: NZLWZLHL4
NOTE:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC WARNING:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
■ For additional programming assistance with your HomeLink® Universal
Transceiver
Visit on the web at www.homelink.com or call 1-800-355-3515.
CAUTION
■ When programming a garage door or other remote control device
The garage door may operate, so ensure people and objects are out of danger to prevent potential harm.
■ Conforming to federal safety standards
Do not use the HomeLink Compatible Transceiver with any garage door
opener or device that lacks safety stop and reverse features as required by
federal safety standards.
This includes any garage door that cannot detect an obstruction object. A
door or device without these features increases the risk of death or serious
injury.
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Safety Connect
Safety Connect is a subscription-based telematics service that
uses Global Positioning System (GPS) data and embedded cellular technology to provide safety and security features to subscribers. Safety Connect is supported by Toyota’s designated
response center, which operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per
week.
Safety Connect service is available by subscription on select,
telematics hardware-equipped vehicles.
By using the Safety Connect service, you are agreeing to be
bound by the Telematics Subscription Service Agreement and
its Terms and Conditions, as in effect and amended from time to
time, a current copy of which is available at Toyota.com. All use
of the Safety Connect service is subject to such then-applicable
Terms and Conditions.
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■ System components
Interior features
1 Microphone
2 LED light indicators
3 “SOS” button
: If equipped
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■ Services
Subscribers have the following Safety Connect services available:
● Automatic Collision Notification*
Helps drivers receive necessary response from emergency service providers. (P. 322)
*: U.S. Patent No. 7,508,298 B2
● Stolen Vehicle Location
Helps drivers in the event of vehicle theft. (P. 323)
● Emergency Assistance Button (SOS)
Connects drivers to response-center support. (P. 323)
● Enhanced Roadside Assistance
Provides drivers various on-road assistance. (P. 323)
■ Subscription
After you have signed the Telematics Subscription Service Agreement and are enrolled, you can begin receiving services.
A variety of subscription terms is available for purchase. Contact
your Toyota dealer, call 1-800-331-4331, or push the “SOS” button
in your vehicle for further subscription details.
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■ Safety Connect Services Information
● Phone calls using the vehicles Bluetooth® technology will not be possible
during Safety Connect.
● Safety Connect is available beginning Fall 2009 on select Toyota models.
Contact with the Safety Connect response center is dependent upon the
telematics device being in operative condition, cellular connection availability, and GPS satellite signal reception, which can limit the ability to reach the
response center or receive emergency service support. Enrollment and
Telematics Subscription Service Agreement required. A variety of subscription terms is available; charges vary by subscription term selected.
● Automatic Collision Notification, Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle
Location, and Enhanced Roadside Assistance will function in the United
States, including Hawaii and Alaska, and in Canada. No Safety Connect
services will function outside of the United States in countries other than
Canada.
● Safety Connect services are not subject to section 255 of the Telecommunications Act and the device is not TTY compatible.
■ When contacting the response center
You may be unable to contact the response center if the network is busy.
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■ Languages
The Safety Connect response center will offer support in multiple languages.
The Safety Connect system will offer voice prompts in English and Spanish.
Please indicate your language of choice when enrolling.
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Safety Connect LED light Indicators
When the power switch is turned to ON mode, the red indicator light
comes on for 2 seconds then turns off. Afterward, the green indicator
light comes on, indicating that the service is active.
The following indicator light patterns indicate specific system usage
conditions:
● Green indicator light on = Active service
● Green indicator light flashing = Safety Connect call in process
● Red indicator light (except at vehicle start-up) = System malfunction
(contact your Toyota dealer)
● No indicator light (off) = Safety Connect service not active
Safety Connect services
■ Automatic Collision Notification
In case of either airbag deployment or severe rear-end collision, the
system is designed to automatically call the response center. The
responding agent receives the vehicle’s location and attempts to
speak with the vehicle occupants to assess the level of emergency.
If the occupants are unable to communicate, the agent automatically treats the call as an emergency, contacts the nearest emergency services provider to describe the situation, and requests that
assistance be sent to the location.
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■ Stolen Vehicle Location
If your vehicle is stolen, Safety Connect can work with local authorities to assist them in locating and recovering the vehicle. After filing
a police report, call the Safety Connect response center at 1-800331-4331 and follow the prompts for Safety Connect to initiate this
service.
In addition to assisting law enforcement with recovery of a stolen
vehicle, Safety-Connect-equipped vehicle location data may, under
certain circumstances, be shared with third parties to locate your
vehicle. Further information is available at Toyota.com.
■ Emergency Assistance Button (“SOS”)
In the event of an emergency on the road, push the “SOS” button to
reach the Safety Connect response center. The answering agent
will determine your vehicle’s location, assess the emergency, and
dispatch the necessary assistance required.
If you accidentally press the “SOS” button, tell the response-center
agent that you are not experiencing an emergency.
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■ Enhanced Roadside Assistance
Subscribers can press the “SOS” button to reach a Safety Connect
response-center agent, who can help with a wide range of needs,
such as: towing, flat tire, fuel delivery, etc. For a description of the
Enhanced Roadside Assistance services and their limitations,
please see the Safety Connect Terms and Conditions, which are
available at Toyota.com.
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Enhanced Roadside Assistance adds GPS data to the already
included warranty-based Toyota roadside service.
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Safety information for Safety Connect
Important! Read this information before using Safety Connect.
■ Exposure to radio frequency signals
The Safety Connect system installed in your vehicle is a low-power
radio transmitter and receiver. It receives and also sends out radio
frequency (RF) signals.
In August 1996, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
adopted RF exposure guidelines with safety levels for mobile wireless phones. Those guidelines are consistent with the safety standards previously set by the following U.S. and international
standards bodies.
● ANSI (American National Standards Institute) C95.1 [1992]
● NCRP (National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement) Report 86 [1986]
● ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation
Protection) [1996]
Those standards were based on comprehensive and periodic evaluations of the relevant scientific literature. Over 120 scientists, engineers, and physicians from universities, and government health
agencies and industries reviewed the available body of research to
develop the ANSI Standard (C95.1).
The design of Safety Connect complies with the FCC guidelines in
addition to those standards.
■ Certification for Safety Connect
FCC ID: XOECDMRF101B
NOTE:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC WARNING:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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Compass
The compass on the inside rear view mirror indicates the direction in which the vehicle is heading.
■ Operation
To turn the compass on or off,
press the switch for more than 3
seconds.
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■ Displays and directions
Display
Direction
N
North
NE
Northeast
E
East
SE
Southeast
S
South
SW
Southwest
W
West
NW
Northwest
Calibrating the compass
Samoa: 5 Guam: 8 Saipan: 8
The direction display deviates from the true direction determined by
the earth’s magnetic field. The amount of deviation varies according to
the geographic position of the vehicle.
If you cross over a map boundary shown in illustration, the compass will
deviate.
To obtain higher precision or perfect calibration, refer to the following.
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■ Deviation calibration
1 Stop the vehicle.
2 Press and hold the switch.
A number (1 to 15) appears
on the compass display.
3 Referring to the map above, press the switch to select the num-
ber of the zone you are in.
If the direction is displayed several seconds after adjustment, the calibration is complete.
■ Circling calibration
If there is not enough space to
drive in a circle, drive around the
block until the direction is displayed.
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When “C” appears on the display, drive the vehicle at 5 mph
(8 km/h) or less in a circle until a
direction is displayed.
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■ Conditions unfavorable to correct operation
The compass may not show the correct direction in the following conditions:
● The vehicle is stopped immediately after turning.
● The vehicle is on an inclined surface.
● The vehicle is in a place where the earth’s magnetic field is subject to interference by artificial magnetic fields (underground car park/parking lot, under
a steel tower, between buildings, roof car park/parking lot, near an intersection, near a large vehicle, etc.).
● The vehicle has become magnetized.
(There is a magnet or metal object near the inside rear view mirror.)
● The 12-volt battery has been disconnected.
● A door is open.
CAUTION
■ While driving
Do not adjust the display.
Be sure to adjust the display only when the vehicle is stopped.
■ When doing the circling calibration
Be sure to secure a wide space, and watch out for people and vehicles in
the neighborhood. Do not violate any local traffic rules while performing circling calibration.
NOTICE
■ To avoid the compass malfunctions
Do not place magnets or any metal objects near the inside rear view mirror.
Doing this may cause a malfunction of the compass sensor.
■ To ensure normal operation of the compass
● Do not perform circling calibration of the compass in a place where the
earth’s magnetic field is subject to interference by artificial magnetic fields.
● During calibration, do not operate electric systems (moon roof, power windows, etc.) as they may interfere with the calibration.
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6-1. Maintenance and care
Cleaning and protecting
the vehicle exterior.......... 330
Cleaning and protecting
the vehicle interior........... 333
6-2. Maintenance
Maintenance
requirements ................... 336
General maintenance........ 338
Emission inspection and
maintenance (I/M)
programs......................... 342
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maintenance
Do-it-yourself service
precautions ..................... 343
Hood ................................. 346
Positioning a floor jack ...... 347
Engine compartment......... 349
12-volt battery ................... 358
Tires .................................. 362
Tire inflation pressure ....... 369
Wheels .............................. 372
Air conditioning filter.......... 375
Electronic key battery........ 377
Checking and replacing
fuses ............................... 379
Light bulbs......................... 390
330
6-1. Maintenance and care
Cleaning and protecting the vehicle
exterior
Perform the following to protect the vehicle and maintain it in
prime condition:
● Working from top to bottom, liberally apply water to the vehicle
body, wheel wells and underside of the vehicle to remove any dirt
and dust.
● Wash the vehicle body using a sponge or soft cloth, such as a
chamois.
● For hard-to-remove marks, use car wash soap and rinse thoroughly
with water.
● Wipe away any water.
● Wax the vehicle when the waterproof coating deteriorates.
If water does not bead on a clean surface, apply wax when the vehicle
body is cool.
■ Automatic car washes
● Fold the mirrors before washing the vehicle. Start washing from the front of
the vehicle. Make sure to extend the mirrors before driving.
● Brushes used in automatic car washes may scratch the vehicle surface and
harm your vehicle’s paint.
■ High pressure car washes
● Do not allow the nozzles of the car wash to come within close proximity of
the windows.
● Before using the car wash, check that the fuel filler door on your vehicle is
closed properly.
■ When using a car wash
If the door handle becomes wet while the electronic key is within the effective
range, the door may lock and unlock repeatedly. In that case, follow the following correction procedures to wash the vehicle:
● Place the key in a position 6 ft. (2 m) or more separate from the vehicle
while the vehicle is being washed. (Take care to ensure that the key is not
stolen.)
● Set the electronic key to battery-saving mode to disable the smart key system. (P. 125)
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■ Aluminum wheels
● Remove any dirt immediately by using a neutral detergent. Do not use hard
brushes or abrasive cleaners. Do not use strong or harsh chemical cleaners.
Use the same mild detergent and wax as used on the paint.
● Do not use detergent on the wheels when they are hot, for example after
driving for long distance in the hot weather.
● Wash detergent from the wheels immediately after use.
■ Bumpers
Do not scrub with abrasive cleaners.
CAUTION
■ When washing the vehicle
Do not apply water to the inside of the engine compartment. Doing so may
cause the electrical components etc. to catch fire.
■ When cleaning the windshield (vehicles with rain-sensing windshield
wipers)
off
● When the upper part of the windshield where the raindrop sensor is
located is touched by hand
● When a wet rag or similar is held close to the raindrop sensor
● If something bumps against the windshield
● If you directly touch the raindrop sensor body or if something bumps into
the raindrop sensor
■ Precautions regarding the exhaust pipes
Exhaust gases cause the exhaust pipes to become quite hot.
When washing the vehicle, be careful not to touch the pipes until they have
cooled sufficiently, as touching hot exhaust pipes can cause burns.
■ Precaution regarding the Blind Spot Monitor (if equipped)
If the paint of the rear bumper is chipped or scratched, the system may malfunction. If this occurs, consult your Toyota dealer.
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Set the wiper switch to off.
If the wiper switch is in “AUTO”, the wipers may operate unexpectedly in the following situations, and may result in
hands being caught or other serious injuries and cause damage to the wiper
blades.
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NOTICE
■ To prevent paint deterioration and corrosion on the body and components (aluminum wheels etc.)
● Wash the vehicle immediately in the following cases:
•
•
•
•
After driving near the sea coast
After driving on salted roads
If coal tar or tree sap is present on the paint surface
If dead insects, insect droppings or bird droppings are present on the
paint surface
• After driving in an area contaminated with soot, oily smoke, mine dust,
iron powder or chemical substances
• If the vehicle becomes heavily soiled with dust or mud
• If liquids such as benzene and gasoline are spilled on the paint surface
● If the paint is chipped or scratched, have it repaired immediately.
● To prevent the wheels from corroding, remove any dirt and store in a place
with low humidity when storing the wheels.
■ Cleaning the exterior lights
● Wash carefully. Do not use organic substances or scrub with a hard brush.
This may damage the surfaces of the lights.
● Do not apply wax to the surfaces of the lights.
Wax may cause damage to the lenses.
■ To prevent damage to the windshield wiper arms
When lifting the wiper arms away from the windshield, pull the driver side
wiper arm upward first, and repeat for the passenger side. When returning
the wipers to their original position, do so from the passenger side first.
■ When using an automatic car wash (vehicles with rain-sensing windshield wipers)
Set the wiper switch to off.
If AUTO mode is selected, the wipers may operate and the wiper blades
may be damaged.
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Cleaning and protecting the vehicle
interior
The following procedures will help protect your vehicle’s interior
and keep it in top condition:
Protecting the vehicle interior
Remove dirt and dust using a vacuum cleaner. Wipe dirty surfaces
with a cloth dampened with lukewarm water.
Cleaning the leather areas
● Remove dirt and dust using a vacuum cleaner.
● Wipe off any excess dirt and dust with a soft cloth dampened with
diluted detergent.
Use a diluted water solution of approximately 5% neutral wool detergent.
● Wring out any excess water from the cloth and thoroughly wipe off
all remaining traces of detergent.
● Wipe the surface with a dry, soft cloth to remove any remaining
moisture. Allow the leather to dry in a shaded and ventilated area.
● Remove loose dirt using a vacuum cleaner.
● Apply a mild soap solution to the synthetic leather using a sponge
or soft cloth.
● Allow the solution to soak in for a few minutes. Remove the dirt and
wipe off the solution with a clean, damp cloth.
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■ Caring for leather areas
Toyota recommends cleaning the interior of the vehicle at least twice a year to
maintain the quality of the vehicle’s interior.
■ Shampooing the carpets
There are several commercial foaming-type cleaners available. Use a sponge
or brush to apply the foam. Rub in overlapping circles. Do not use water.
Wipe dirty surfaces and let them dry. Excellent results are obtained by keeping the carpet as dry as possible.
■ Seat belts
Clean with mild soap and lukewarm water using a cloth or sponge. Also
check the belts periodically for excessive wear, fraying or cuts.
■ When cleaning the carpeted portions of the glove box, console box, etc.
If a strong adhesive tape is used, there is a possibility that the surface of the
carpet could be damaged.
CAUTION
■ Water in the vehicle
● Do not splash or spill liquid in the vehicle, such as on the floor, in the
hybrid battery (traction battery) air vents, and in the trunk.
Doing so may cause the hybrid battery, electrical components, etc. to malfunction or catch fire.
● Do not get any of the SRS components or wiring in the vehicle interior wet.
(P. 38)
An electrical malfunction may cause the airbags to deploy or not function
properly, resulting in death or serious injury.
■ Cleaning the interior (especially instrument panel)
Do not use polish wax or polish cleaner. The instrument panel may reflect
off the windshield, obstructing the driver’s view and leading to an accident,
resulting in death or serious injury.
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NOTICE
■ Cleaning detergents
● Do not use the following types of detergent, as they may discolor the vehicle interior or cause streaks or damage to painted surfaces:
• Non-seat portions: Organic substances such as benzene or gasoline,
alkaline or acidic solutions, dye, and bleach
• Seats: Alkaline or acidic solutions, such as thinner, benzene, and alcohol
● Do not use polish wax or polish cleaner. The instrument panel’s or other
interior part’s painted surface may be damaged.
■ Preventing damage to leather surfaces
Observe the following precautions to avoid damage to and deterioration of
leather surfaces:
● Remove any dust or dirt from leather surfaces immediately.
● Do not expose the vehicle to direct sunlight for extended periods of time.
Park the vehicle in the shade, especially during summer.
● Do not place items made of vinyl, plastic, or containing wax on the upholstery, as they may stick to the leather surface if the vehicle interior heats
up significantly.
■ Cleaning the inside of the rear window
● Do not use glass cleaner to clean the rear window, as this may cause
damage to the rear window defogger heater wires or antenna. Use a cloth
dampened with lukewarm water to gently wipe the window clean. Wipe the
window in strokes running parallel to the heater wires or antenna.
● Be careful not to scratch or damage the heater wires or antenna.
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■ Water on the floor
Do not wash the vehicle floor with water.
Vehicle systems such as the audio system may be damaged if water comes
into contact with electrical components such as the audio system above or
under the floor of the vehicle. Water may also cause the body to rust.
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Maintenance requirements
To ensure safe and economical driving, day-to-day care and regular maintenance are essential. It is the owner’s responsibility to
perform regular checks. Toyota recommends the following maintenance:
General maintenance
General maintenance should be performed on a daily basis. This can
be done by yourself or by a Toyota dealer.
Scheduled maintenance
Scheduled maintenance should be performed at specified intervals
according to the maintenance schedule.
For details about maintenance items and schedules, refer to the “Scheduled Maintenance Guide” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement”.
Do-it-yourself maintenance
You can perform some maintenance procedures by yourself.
Please be aware that do-it-yourself maintenance may affect warranty
coverage.
The use of Toyota Repair Manuals is recommended.
For details about warranty coverage, refer to the separate “Owner’s Warranty Information Booklet” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement”.
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■ Repair and replacement
It is recommended that genuine Toyota parts be used for repairs to ensure
performance of each system. If non-Toyota parts are used in replacement or if
a repair shop other than a Toyota dealer performs repairs, confirm the warranty coverage.
■ Reset the maintenance data
After the required maintenance is performed according to the maintenance
schedule, please reset the maintenance data.
To reset the data, follow the procedure described below:
1
Turn the power switch off with the trip meter A reading shown. (P. 93)
2
While pressing the trip meter reset knob (P. 93), turn the power switch to
ON mode
3
Continue to press and hold the knob until the trip meter displays “000000”.
■ Allow inspection and repairs to be performed by a Toyota dealer
● Toyota technicians are well-trained specialists and are kept up to date with
the latest service information. They are well informed about the operations
of all systems on your vehicle.
● Keep a copy of the repair order. It proves that the maintenance that has
been performed is under warranty coverage. If any problem should arise
while your vehicle is under warranty, your Toyota dealer will promptly take
care of it.
■ If your vehicle is not properly maintained
Improper maintenance could result in serious damage to the vehicle and
possible death or serious injury.
■ Handling of the 12-volt battery
● Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and a wide variety of automobile
components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm. Work in a
well ventilated area.
● Oils, fuels and fluids contained in vehicles as well as waste produced by
component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Avoid
exposure and wash any affected area immediately.
● 12-volt battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds which are known to cause brain damage. Wash your
hands after handling. (P. 358)
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General maintenance
Listed below are the general maintenance items that should be
performed at the intervals specified in the “Owner’s Warranty
Information Booklet” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement/Scheduled Maintenance Guide”. It is recommended that any problem
you notice should be brought to the attention of your Toyota
dealer or qualified service shop for advice.
Engine compartment
Items
Check points
Brake fluid
Is the brake fluid at the correct
level?
(P. 356)
Engine/power control unit coolant
Is the engine/power control unit
coolant at the correct level?
(P. 353)
Engine oil
Is the engine oil at the correct level?
(P. 350)
Exhaust system
There should not be any fumes or
strange sounds.
Radiator/condenser
The radiator and condenser should
be free from foreign objects.
(P. 355)
Washer fluid
Is there sufficient washer fluid?
(P. 357)
Luggage compartment
Items
12-volt battery
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Vehicle interior
Items
Check points
• The accelerator pedal should
move smoothly (without uneven
pedal effort or catching).
Hybrid transmission “Park” mechanism
• When parked on a slope and the
shift lever is in P, is the vehicle
securely stopped?
Brake pedal
• Does the brake pedal move
smoothly?
• Does the brake pedal have appropriate clearance from the floor?
(P. 459)
• Does the brake pedal have the
correct amount of free play?
(P. 459)
Brakes
• The vehicle should not pull to one
side when the brakes are applied.
• The brakes should work effectively.
• The brake pedal should not feel
spongy.
• The brake pedal should not get
too close to the floor when the
brakes are applied.
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Items
Check points
Head restraints
• Do the head restraints move
smoothly and lock securely?
Indicators/buzzers
• Do the indicators and buzzers
function properly?
Lights
• Do all the lights come on?
Parking brake
• Moves smoothly?
• When parked on a slope and the
parking brake is on, is the vehicle
securely stopped?
Seat belts
• Do the seat belts operate
smoothly?
• The seat belts should not be damaged.
Seats
• Do the seat controls operate properly?
Steering wheel
• Does the steering wheel rotate
smoothly?
• Does the steering wheel have the
correct amount of free play?
• There should not be any strange
sounds coming from the steering
wheel.
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Vehicle exterior
Items
Check points
• Do the doors/trunk
smoothly?
operate
Engine hood
• Does the engine hood lock system
work properly?
Fluid leaks
• There should not be any signs of
fluid leakage after the vehicle has
been parked.
Tires
• Is the tire inflation pressure correct?
• The tires should not be damaged
or excessively worn.
• Have the tires been rotated
according to the maintenance
schedule?
• The wheel nuts should not be
loose.
Windshield wipers
• The wiper blades should not show
any signs of cracking, splitting,
wear, contamination or deformation.
• The wiper blades should clear the
windshield without streaking or
skipping.
CAUTION
■ If the hybrid system is operating
Turn the hybrid system off and ensure that there is adequate ventilation
before performing maintenance checks.
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Doors/trunk
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Emission inspection and maintenance (I/M)
programs
Some states have vehicle emission inspection programs which
include OBD (On Board Diagnostics) checks. The OBD system
monitors the operation of the emission control system.
If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on
The OBD system determines that a problem exists somewhere in the
emission control system. Your vehicle may not pass the I/M test and
may need to be repaired. Contact your Toyota dealer to service the
vehicle.
Your vehicle may not pass the I/M test in the following situations:
● When the 12-volt battery is disconnected or discharged
Readiness codes that are set during ordinary driving are erased.
Also, depending on your driving habits, the readiness codes may
not be completely set.
● When the fuel tank cap is loose
The malfunction indicator lamp comes on indicating a temporary
malfunction and your vehicle may not pass the I/M test.
When the malfunction indicator lamp still remains on after several driving trips
The error code in the OBD system will not be cleared unless the vehicle is driven 40 or more times.
If your vehicle does not pass the I/M test
Contact your Toyota dealer to prepare the vehicle for re-testing.
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Do-it-yourself service precautions
If you perform maintenance by yourself, be sure to follow the
correct procedure as given in these sections.
Items
Parts and tools
• Grease
• Conventional wrench
(for terminal clamp bolts)
Brake fluid level
(P. 356)
• FMVSS No.116 DOT 3 or SAE
J1703 brake fluid
• Rag or paper towel
• Funnel (used only for adding
brake fluid)
Engine/power control unit
coolant level
(P. 353)
• “Toyota Super Long Life Coolant”
or a similar high quality ethylene
glycol-based non-silicate, nonamine, non-nitrite and non-borate
coolant with long-life hybrid
organic acid technology.
“Toyota Super Long Life Coolant”
is pre-mixed with 50% coolant and
50% deionized water.
• Funnel (used only for adding coolant)
Engine oil level
• “Toyota Genuine Motor Oil” or
equivalent
• Rag or paper towel
• Funnel (used only for adding
engine oil)
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Items
Fuses
Light bulbs
Parts and tools
(P. 379)
• Fuse with same amperage rating
as original
(P. 390)
• Bulb with same number and wattage rating as original
• Phillips-head screwdriver
• Flathead screwdriver
• Wrench
Radiator and condenser (P. 355)
Tire inflation pressure
Washer fluid
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(P. 369)
• Tire pressure gauge
• Compressed air source
(P. 357)
• Water or washer fluid containing
antifreeze (for winter use)
• Funnel (used only for adding
water or washer fluid)
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CAUTION
The engine compartment contains many mechanisms and fluids that may
move suddenly, become hot, or become electrically energized. To avoid death
or serious injury, observe the following precautions.
■ When working on the engine compartment
● Make sure that the “READY” indicator is off.
● Keep hands, clothing and tools away from the moving fan and engine
drive belt.
● Be careful not to touch the engine, power control unit, radiator, exhaust
manifold, etc. right after driving as they may be hot. Oil and other fluids
may also be hot.
● Do not leave anything that may burn easily, such as paper and rags, in the
engine compartment.
● Do not smoke, cause sparks or expose an open flame to fuel. Fuel fumes
are flammable.
■ When working near the electric cooling fans or radiator grille
Be sure the power switch is off.
With the power switch in ON mode, the electric cooling fans may automatically start to run if the air conditioning is on and/or the coolant temperature
is high. (P. 355)
NOTICE
■ If you remove the air cleaner filter
Driving with the air cleaner filter removed may cause excessive engine wear
due to dirt in the air.
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■ Safety glasses
Wear safety glasses to prevent flying or falling material, fluid spray, etc.
from getting in your eyes.
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Hood
Release the lock from the inside of the vehicle to open the hood.
1 Pull the hood lock release lever.
The hood will pop up slightly.
2 Pull up the auxiliary catch lever
and lift the hood.
CAUTION
■ Pre-driving check
Check that the hood is fully closed and locked.
If the hood is not locked properly, it may open while the vehicle is in motion
and cause an accident, which may result in death or serious injury.
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Positioning a floor jack
When raising your vehicle with a floor jack, position the jack correctly. Improper placement may damage your vehicle or cause
injury.
◆ Front
◆ Rear
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CAUTION
■ When raising your vehicle
Make sure to observe the following precautions to reduce the possibility of
death or serious injury:
● Lift up the vehicle using a floor jack
such as the one shown in the illustration.
● When using a floor jack, follow the instructions of the manual provided with
the jack.
● Do not use the jack that was supplied with your vehicle.
● Do not put any part of your body underneath the vehicle when it is supported only by the floor jack.
● Always use floor jack and/or automotive jack stands on a solid, flat, level
surface.
● Do not start the hybrid system while the vehicle is supported by the floor
jack.
● Stop the vehicle on level, firm ground, firmly set the parking brake and shift
the shift lever to P.
● Make sure to set the floor jack properly at the jack point.
Raising the vehicle with an improperly positioned floor jack will damage
the vehicle and may cause the vehicle to fall off the floor jack.
● Do not raise the vehicle while someone is in the vehicle.
● When raising the vehicle, do not place any object on top of or underneath
the floor jack.
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Engine compartment
1 Fuse boxes
(P. 379)
6 Power
(P. 351)
7 Condenser
2 Engine oil filler cap
(P. 350)
8 Electric cooling fans
9 Engine coolant reservoir
4 Brake fluid reservoir
(P. 356)
5 Engine coolant radiator
(P. 355)
■ 12-volt battery
P. 358
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10 Washer fluid tank (P. 357)
11 Power control unit coolant res-
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(P. 355)
(P. 353)
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3 Engine oil level dipstick
control unit coolant
radiator
(P. 355)
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Engine oil
With the engine at operating temperature and turned off, check the oil
level on the dipstick.
■ Checking the engine oil
1 Park the vehicle on level ground. After warming up the engine
and turning off the hybrid system, wait more than 5 minutes for
the oil to drain back into the bottom of the engine.
2 Holding a rag under the end,
pull the dipstick out.
3 Wipe the dipstick clean.
4 Reinsert the dipstick fully.
5 Holding a rag under the end,
pull the dipstick out and
check the oil level.
1 Low
2 Normal
3 Excessive
The shape of the dipstick may
differ depending on the type of
vehicle or engine.
6 Wipe the dipstick and reinsert it fully.
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■ Adding engine oil
If the oil level is below or near
the low level mark, add engine
oil of the same type as that
already in the engine.
Make sure to check the oil type and prepare the items needed
before adding oil.
Engine oil selection
P. 456
Oil quantity
(Low  Full)
1.6 qt. (1.5 L, 1.3 Imp. qt.)
Items
Clean funnel
1 Remove the oil filler cap by turning it counterclockwise.
2 Add engine oil slowly, checking the dipstick.
3 Install the oil filler cap by turning it clockwise.
● When the engine is new, for example directly after purchasing the vehicle or
after replacing the engine
● If low quality oil or oil of an inappropriate viscosity is used
● When driving at high engine speeds or with a heavy load, or when driving
while accelerating or decelerating frequently
● When leaving the engine idling for a long time, or when driving frequently
through heavy traffic
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■ Engine oil consumption
A certain amount of engine oil will be consumed while driving. In the following
situations, oil consumption may increase, and engine oil may need to be
refilled in between oil maintenance intervals.
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CAUTION
■ Used engine oil
● Used engine oil contains potentially harmful contaminants which may
cause skin disorders such as inflammation and skin cancer, so care
should be taken to avoid prolonged and repeated contact. To remove used
engine oil from your skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water.
● Dispose of used oil and filters only in a safe and acceptable manner. Do
not dispose of used oil and filters in household trash, in sewers or onto the
ground.
Call your Toyota dealer, service station or auto parts store for information
concerning recycling or disposal.
● Do not leave used engine oil within the reach of children.
NOTICE
■ To prevent serious engine damage
Check the oil level on a regular basis.
■ When replacing the engine oil
● Be careful not to spill engine oil on the vehicle components.
● Avoid overfilling, or the engine could be damaged.
● Check the oil level on the dipstick every time you refill the vehicle.
● Be sure the engine oil filler cap is properly tightened.
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Coolant
The coolant level is satisfactory if it is between the full and low lines
on the reservoir when the hybrid system is cold.
■ Engine coolant reservoir
1 Reservoir cap
2 “F” line
3 “L” line
If the level is on or below the “L”
line, add coolant up to the “F”
line. (P. 444)
■ Power control unit coolant reservoir
1 Reservoir cap
2 “FULL” line
3 “LOW” line
If the level is on or below the
“LOW” line, add coolant up to
the “FULL” line. (P. 444)
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■ Coolant selection
Only use “Toyota Super Long Life Coolant” or a similar high quality ethylene
glycol based non-silicate, non-amine, non-nitrite, and non-borate coolant with
long-life hybrid organic acid technology.
“Toyota Super Long Life Coolant” is a mixture of 50% coolant and 50% deionized water. (Minimum temperature: -31F [-35C])
For more details about coolant, contact your Toyota dealer.
■ If the coolant level drops within a short time of replenishing
Visually check the radiator, hoses, engine/power control unit coolant reservoir
caps, drain cock and water pump.
If you cannot find a leak, have your Toyota dealer test the cap and check for
leaks in the cooling system.
CAUTION
■ When the hybrid system is hot
Do not remove the engine/power control unit coolant reservoir caps or the
radiator cap.(P. 447)
The cooling system may be under pressure and may spray hot coolant if the
cap is removed, causing serious injuries, such as burns.
NOTICE
■ When adding coolant
Coolant is neither plain water nor straight antifreeze. The correct mixture of
water and antifreeze must be used to provide proper lubrication, corrosion
protection and cooling. Be sure to read the antifreeze or coolant label.
■ If you spill coolant
Be sure to wash it off with water to prevent it from damaging parts or paint.
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Radiators and condenser
Check the radiators and condenser and clear away any foreign
objects.
If either of the above parts is extremely dirty or you are not sure of
their condition, have your vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.
CAUTION
■ When the hybrid system is hot
Do not touch the radiators or condenser as they may be hot and cause serious injuries, such as burns.
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Brake fluid
■ Checking fluid level
The brake fluid level should be
between the “MAX” and “MIN”
lines on the tank.
1 “MAX” line
2 “MIN” line
■ Adding fluid
Make sure to check the fluid type and prepare the necessary item.
Fluid type
FMVSS No.116 DOT 3 or SAE J1703 brake fluid
Items
Clean funnel
■ Brake fluid can absorb moisture from the air
Excess moisture in the brake fluid can cause a dangerous loss of braking efficiency. Use only newly opened brake fluid.
CAUTION
■ When filling the reservoir
Take care as brake fluid can harm your hands and eyes and damage
painted surfaces.
If fluid gets on your hands or in your eyes, flush the affected area with clean
water immediately.
If you still experience discomfort, see a doctor.
NOTICE
■ If the fluid level is low or high
It is normal for the brake fluid level to go down slightly as the brake pads
wear out or when the fluid level in the accumulator is high.
If the reservoir needs frequent refilling, there may be a serious problem.
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Washer fluid
If any washer does not work or the
warning message appears on the
multi-information
display,
the
washer tank may be empty. Add
washer fluid.
CAUTION
■ When adding washer fluid
Do not add washer fluid when the hybrid system is hot or operating as
washer fluid contains alcohol and may catch fire if spilled on the engine etc.
NOTICE
■ Do not use any fluid other than washer fluid
Do not use soapy water or engine antifreeze instead of washer fluid.
Doing so may cause streaking on the vehicle’s painted surfaces.
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■ Diluting washer fluid
Dilute washer fluid with water as necessary.
Refer to the freezing temperatures listed on the label of the washer fluid bottle.
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12-volt battery
Location
The 12-volt battery is located on
the right-hand side of luggage
compartment.
Removing the 12-volt battery cover
Pull the 12-volt battery cover while
pressing down on the tab.
Exterior
Make sure that the 12-volt battery terminals are not corroded and that
there are no loose connections, cracks, or loose clamps.
1 Terminals
2 Hold-down clamp
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■ Before recharging
When recharging, the 12-volt battery produces hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. Therefore, observe the following precautions before
recharging:
● If recharging with the 12-volt battery installed on the vehicle, be sure to disconnect the ground cable.
● Make sure the power switch on the charger is off when connecting and disconnecting the charger cables to the 12-volt battery.
■ After recharging/reconnecting the 12-volt battery
● The hybrid system may not start. Follow the procedure below to initialize the
system.
1
Shift the shift lever to P.
2
Open and close any of the doors.
3
Restart the hybrid system.
● Unlocking the doors using the smart key system may not be possible immediately after reconnecting the 12-volt battery. If this happens, use the wireless remote control or the mechanical key to lock/unlock the doors.
● Start the hybrid system with the power switch in ACCESSORY mode. The
hybrid system may not start when the power switch turned from off. However, the hybrid system will operate normally from the second attempt.
If the system will not start even after multiple attempts at all methods above,
contact your Toyota dealer.
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● The power switch mode is recorded by the vehicle. If the 12-volt battery is
reconnected, the vehicle will return the power switch mode to the status it
was in before the 12-volt battery was disconnected. Make sure to turn off
the power switch before disconnect the 12-volt battery. Take extra care
when connecting the 12-volt battery if the power switch mode prior to discharge is unknown.
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CAUTION
■ Chemicals in the 12-volt battery
The 12-volt battery contains poisonous and corrosive sulfuric acid and may
produce hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. To reduce the risk
of death or serious injury, take the following precautions while working on or
near the 12-volt battery:
● Do not cause sparks by touching the 12-volt battery terminals with tools.
● Do not smoke or light a match near the 12-volt battery.
● Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothes.
● Never inhale or swallow electrolyte.
● Wear protective safety glasses when working near the 12-volt battery.
● Keep children away from the 12-volt battery.
■ Where to safely charge the 12-volt battery
Always charge the 12-volt battery in an open area. Do not charge the 12volt battery in a garage or closed room where there is insufficient ventilation.
■ How to recharge the 12-volt battery
Only perform a slow charge (5 A or less). The 12-volt battery may explode if
charged at a quicker rate.
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CAUTION
■ Emergency measures regarding electrolyte
● If electrolyte gets in your eyes
Flush your eyes with clean water for at least 15 minutes and get immediate medical attention. If possible, continue to apply water with a sponge or
cloth while traveling to the nearest medical facility.
● If electrolyte gets on your skin
Wash the affected area thoroughly. If you feel pain or burning, get medical
attention immediately.
● If electrolyte gets on your clothes
It can soak through clothing on to your skin. Immediately take off the clothing and follow the procedure above if necessary.
● If you accidentally swallow electrolyte
Drink a large quantity of water or milk. Get emergency medical attention
immediately.
■ When replacing the 12-volt battery
Use a 12-volt battery designed for this vehicle. Failure to do so may cause
gas (hydrogen) to enter the passenger compartment, causing a fire or
explosion.
For replacement of the 12-volt battery, contact your Toyota dealer.
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■ When recharging the 12-volt battery
Never recharge the 12-volt battery while the hybrid system is operating.
Also, be sure all accessories are turned off.
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Tires
Replace or rotate tires in accordance with maintenance schedules and treadwear.
Checking tires
1 New tread
2 Treadwear indicator
3 Worn tread
The location of treadwear indicators is shown by the “TWI” or “”
marks, etc., molded on the sidewall of each tire.
Check spare tire condition and
pressure if not rotated.
Tire rotation
Rotate the tires in the order
shown.
To equalize tire wear and extend
tire life, Toyota recommends that
tire rotation is carried out at the
same interval as tire inspection.
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Tire pressure warning system
Your vehicle is equipped with a tire pressure warning system that uses
tire pressure warning valves and transmitters to detect low tire inflation pressure before serious problems arise.
◆ Installing tire pressure warning valves and transmitters
When replacing tires or wheels, tire pressure warning valves and
transmitters must also be installed.
When new tire pressure warning valves and transmitters are
installed, new ID codes must be registered in the tire pressure
warning computer and the tire pressure warning system must be
initialized. Have tire pressure warning valve and transmitter ID
codes registered by your Toyota dealer. (P. 365)
◆ Initializing the tire pressure warning system
■ The tire pressure warning system must be initialized in the fol-
lowing circumstances:
● When changing the tire size.
● When the tire inflation pressure is changed such as when changing traveling speed or load weight.
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When the tire pressure warning system is initialized, the current tire
inflation pressure is set as the benchmark pressure.
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■ How to initialize the tire pressure warning system
1 Park the vehicle in a safe place and turn the power switch off.
Initialization cannot be performed while the vehicle is moving.
2 Adjust the tire inflation pressure to the specified cold tire inflation
pressure level. (P. 459)
Make sure to adjust the tire pressure to the specified cold tire inflation pressure level. The tire pressure warning system will operate
based on this pressure level.
3 Turn the power switch to ON mode.
4 Press and hold the tire pres-
sure warning reset switch
until the tire pressure warning light blinks slowly 3 times.
5 Wait for a few minutes with the power switch in ON mode and
then turn the power switch off.
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◆ Registering ID codes
The tire pressure warning valve and transmitter is equipped with a
unique ID code. When replacing a tire pressure warning valve and
transmitter, it is necessary to register the ID code. Have the ID code
registered by your Toyota dealer.
■ When to replace your vehicle’s tires
Tires should be replaced if:
● You have tire damage such as cuts, splits, cracks deep enough to
expose the fabric, and bulges indicating internal damage
● A tire goes flat repeatedly or cannot be properly repaired due to the size
or location of a cut or other damage
If you are not sure, consult with your Toyota dealer.
■ Replacing tires and wheels
If the ID code of the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter is not registered, the tire pressure warning system will not work properly. After driving for about 20 minutes, the tire pressure warning light blinks for 1
minute and stays on to indicate a system malfunction.
■ Tire life
Any tire over 6 years old must be checked by a qualified technician even
if it has seldom or never been used or damage is not obvious.
The tire pressure warning system does not replace routine tire inflation
pressure checks. Make sure to check tire inflation pressure as part of
your routine of daily vehicle checks.
■ Maximum load of tire
Check that the maximum load of the replacement tire is greater than 1/2
of the Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR) of either the front axle or the
rear axle, whichever is greater.
For the GAWR, see the Certification
Label. For the maximum load of the tire,
see the load limit at maximum cold tire
inflation pressure mentioned on the
sidewall of the tire. (P. 464)
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■ Routine tire inflation pressure checks
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■ Tire types
● Summer tires
Summer tires are high-speed performance tires best suited to highway
driving under dry conditions. Since summer tires do not have the same
traction performance as snow tires, summer tires are inadequate for
driving on snow-covered or icy roads. For driving on snow-covered
roads or icy roads, the use of snow tires is recommended. When installing snow tires, be sure to replace all four tires.
● All season tires
All season tires are designed to provide better traction in snow and to
be adequate for driving in most winter conditions as well as for use
year-round. All season tires, however, do not have adequate traction
performance compared with snow tires in heavy or loose snow. Also, all
season tires fall short in acceleration and handling performance compared with summer tires in highway driving.
● Snow tires
For driving on snow-covered roads or icy roads, we recommend using
snow tires. If you need snow tires, select tires of the same size, construction and load capacity as the originally installed tires. Since your
vehicle has radial tires as original equipment, make sure your snow
tires also have radial construction. Do not install studded tires without
first checking local regulations for possible restrictions. Snow tires
should be installed on all wheels. (P. 262)
■ Initializing the tire pressure warning system
Initialize the system with the tire inflation pressure adjusted to the specified level.
■ If the tread on snow tires wears down below 0.16 in. (4 mm)
The effectiveness of the tires as snow tires is lost.
■ If you press the tire pressure warning reset switch accidentally
If initialization is performed, adjust the tire inflation pressure to the specified level and initialize the tire pressure warning system again.
■ When initialization of the tire pressure warning system has failed
Initialization can be completed in a few minutes. However, in the following
cases, the settings have not been recorded and the system will not operate properly. If repeated attempts to record tire inflation pressure settings
are unsuccessful, have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.
● When operating the tire pressure warning reset switch, the tire pressure
warning light does not blink 3 times.
● After driving for a certain period of time since the initialization has been
completed, the warning light comes on after blinking for 1 minute.
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■ Tire pressure warning system certification
FCC ID: PAXPMVC010
NOTE:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC WARNING:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
CAUTION
■ When inspecting or replacing tires
Observe the following precautions to prevent accidents.
Failure to do so may cause damage to parts of the drive train as well as
dangerous handling characteristics, which may lead to an accident
resulting in death or serious injury.
● Do not mix tires of different makes, models or tread patterns.
Also, do not mix tires of remarkably different treadwear.
● Do not use tire sizes other than those recommended by Toyota.
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● Do not mix differently constructed tires (radial, bias-belted or bias-ply
● Do not mix summer, all season and snow tires.
● Do not use tires that have been used on another vehicle.
Do not use tires if you do not know how they were used previously.
■ When initializing the tire pressure warning system
Do not operate the tire pressure warning reset switch without first
adjusting the tire inflation pressure to the specified level. Otherwise, the
tire pressure warning light may not come on even if the tire inflation
pressure is low, or it may come on when the tire inflation pressure is
actually normal.
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NOTICE
■ Repairing or replacing tires, wheels, tire pressure warning valves,
transmitters and tire valve caps
● When removing or fitting the wheels, tires or the tire pressure warning
valves and transmitters, contact your Toyota dealer as the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters may be damaged if not handled
correctly.
● When replacing tire valve caps, do not use tire valve caps other than
those specified. The cap may become stuck.
■ To avoid damage to the tire pressure warning valves and transmit-
ters
When a tire is repaired with liquid sealants, the tire pressure warning
valve and transmitter may not operate properly. If a liquid sealant is
used, contact your Toyota dealer or other qualified service shop as soon
as possible. Make sure to replace the tire pressure warning valve and
transmitter when replacing the tire. (P. 363)
■ Driving on rough roads
Take particular care when driving on roads with loose surfaces or potholes.These conditions may cause losses in tire inflation pressure,
reducing the cushioning ability of the tires. In addition, driving on rough
roads may cause damage to the tires themselves, as well as the vehicle’s wheels and body.
■ If tire inflation pressure of each tire becomes low while driving
Do not continue driving, or your tires and/or wheels may be ruined.
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Tire inflation pressure
Tire inflation pressure
The recommended cold tire inflation pressure and tire size are displayed on the tire and loading
information label. (P. 459)
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Inspection and adjustment procedure
1 Tire valve
2 Tire pressure gauge
1 Remove the tire valve cap.
2 Press the tip of the tire pressure gauge onto the tire valve.
3 Read the pressure using the gauge gradations.
4 If the tire inflation pressure is not at the recommended level, adjust
the pressure.
If you add too much air, press the center of the valve to deflate.
5 After completing the tire inflation pressure measurement and
adjustment, apply soapy water to the valve and check for leakage.
6 Put the tire valve cap back on.
■ Tire inflation pressure check interval
You should check tire inflation pressure every two weeks, or at least once
a month.
Do not forget to check the spare.
■ Effects of incorrect tire inflation pressure
Driving with incorrect tire inflation pressure may result in the following:
● Reduced fuel efficiency
● Reduced driving comfort and tire life
● Reduced safety
● Damage to the drive train
If a tire needs frequent inflating, have it checked by your Toyota dealer.
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■ Instructions for checking tire inflation pressure
When checking tire inflation pressure, observe the following:
● Check only when the tires are cold.
If your vehicle has been parked for at least 3 hours or has not been
driven for more than 1 mile or 1.5 km, you will get an accurate cold tire
inflation pressure reading.
● Always use a tire pressure gauge.
The appearance of the tire can be misleading. In addition, tire inflation
pressure that is even just a few pounds off can affect ride quality and
handling.
● Do not reduce tire inflation pressure after driving. It is normal for tire
inflation pressure to be higher after driving.
● Never exceed the vehicle capacity weight.
Passengers and luggage weight should be placed so that the vehicle is
balanced.
CAUTION
■ Proper inflation is critical to save tire performance
Keep your tires properly inflated. Otherwise, the following conditions
may occur and result in an accident causing death or serious injury:
● Excessive wear
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● Uneven wear
● Possibility of blowouts resulting from overheated tires
● Poor sealing of the tire bead
● Wheel deformation and/or tire separation
● A greater possibility of tire damage from road hazards
NOTICE
■ When inspecting and adjusting tire inflation pressure
Be sure to put the tire valve caps back on.
Without the valve caps, dirt or moisture could get into the valve and
cause air leakage, which could result in an accident. If the caps are lost,
replace them as soon as possible.
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Wheels
If a wheel is bent, cracked or heavily corroded, it should be
replaced. Otherwise, the tire may separate from the wheel or
cause a loss of handling control.
Wheel selection
When replacing wheels, care should be taken to ensure that they are
equivalent to those removed in load capacity, diameter, rim width and
inset*.
Replacement wheels are available at your Toyota dealer.
*: Conventionally referred to as “offset”.
Toyota does not recommend using the following:
● Wheels of different sizes or types
● Used wheels
● Bent wheels that have been straightened
Aluminum wheel precautions
● Use only Toyota wheel nuts and wrenches designed for use with
your aluminum wheels.
● When rotating, repairing or changing your tires, check that the
wheel nuts are still tight after driving 1000 miles (1600 km).
● Be careful not to damage the aluminum wheels when using tire
chains.
● Use only Toyota genuine balance weights or equivalent and a plastic or rubber hammer when balancing your wheels.
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■ When replacing wheels
The wheels of your vehicle are equipped with tire pressure warning
valves and transmitters that allow the tire pressure warning system to
provide advance warning in the event of a loss in tire inflation pressure.
Whenever wheels are replaced, tire pressure warning valves and transmitters must be installed. (P. 363)
CAUTION
■ When replacing wheels
● Do not use wheels that are a different size from those recommended in
the Owner’s Manual, as this may result in a loss of handling control.
● Never use an inner tube in a leaking wheel which is designed for a
tubeless tire. Doing so may result in an accident, causing death or serious injury.
■ When installing the wheel nuts
● Be sure to install the wheel nuts with
the tapered ends facing inward.
Installing the nuts with the tapered
ends facing outward can cause the
wheel to break and eventually cause
the wheel to come off while driving,
which could lead to an accident
resulting in death or serious injury.
Tapered portion
Oil and grease may cause the wheel nuts to be excessively tightened,
leading to bolt or disc wheel damage. In addition, the oil or grease can
cause the wheel nuts to loosen and the wheel may fall off, causing an
accident and resulting in death or serious injury. Remove any oil or
grease from the wheel bolts or wheel nuts.
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NOTICE
■ Replacing tire pressure warning valves and transmitters
● Because tire repair or replacement may affect the tire pressure warn-
ing valves and transmitters, make sure to have tires serviced by your
Toyota dealer or other qualified service shop. In addition, make sure to
purchase your tire pressure warning valves and transmitters at your
Toyota dealer.
● Ensure that only genuine Toyota wheels are used on your vehicle.
Tire pressure warning valves and transmitters may not work properly
with non-genuine wheels.
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Air conditioning filter
The air conditioning filter must be changed regularly to maintain
air conditioning efficiency.
Removal method
1 Turn the power switch off.
2 Open the glove box. (P. 288)
Lift up the side with the stay,
disconnect the stay tabs and
remove the partition by pulling
horizontally.
3 Remove the glove box cover.
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filter cover.
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4 Press the tabs and remove the
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5 Remove the air conditioning fil-
ter and replace it with a new
one.
The “UP” marks shown on the filter should be pointing up.
■ Checking interval
Inspect and replace the air conditioning filter according to the maintenance
schedule. In dusty areas or areas with heavy traffic flow, early replacement
may be required. (For scheduled maintenance information, please refer to the
“Schedule maintenance guide” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement”.)
■ If air flow from the vents decreases dramatically
The filter may be clogged. Check the filter and replace if necessary.
NOTICE
■ When using the air conditioning system
Make sure that a filter is always installed.
Using the air conditioning system without a filter may cause damage to the
system.
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Electronic key battery
Replace the battery with a new one if it is depleted.
You will need the following items:
● Flathead screwdriver
● Small flathead screwdriver
● Lithium battery CR2032
Replacing the battery
1 Take out the mechanical key.
2 Remove the cover.
3 Remove the depleted battery.
Insert a new battery with the “+”
terminal facing up.
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To prevent damage to the key,
cover the tip of the screwdriver with
a rag.
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■ Use a CR2032 lithium battery
● Batteries can be purchased at your Toyota dealer, local electrical appliance
shops or camera stores.
● Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
● Dispose of used batteries according to local laws.
■ If the electronic key battery is depleted
The following symptoms may occur:
● The smart key system and wireless remote control will not function properly.
● The operational range will be reduced.
CAUTION
■ Removed battery and other parts
These parts are small and if swallowed by a child, they can cause choking.
Keep away from children. Failure to do so could result in death or serious
injury.
NOTICE
■ For normal operation after replacing the battery
Observe the following precautions to prevent accidents:
● Always work with dry hands.
Moisture may cause the battery to rust.
● Do not touch or move any other component inside the remote control.
● Do not bend either of the battery terminals.
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Checking and replacing fuses
If any of the electrical components do not operate, a fuse may
have blown. If this happens, check and replace the fuses as necessary.
1 Turn the power switch off.
2 After a system failure, see “Fuse layout and amperage ratings” for
details about which fuse to check. (P. 382)
3 Open the Fuse box cover.

Engine compartment (type A fuse box)
Push the tab in and lift the lid
off.
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Engine compartment (type B fuse box)
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off.
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Driver’s side instrument panel
Remove the lid.
4 Remove the fuse with the pull-
out tool.
Only type A fuse can be removed
using the pullout tool.
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5 Check if the fuse is blown.
1 Normal fuse
2 Blown fuse
Type A and B:
Replace the blown fuse with a new fuse of an appropriate amperage rating. The amperage rating can be found on the fuse box lid.
Type C:
Contact your Toyota dealer.

Type A

Type C

Type B
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Fuse layout and amperage ratings
■ Engine compartment (type A fuse box)

Fuse block

Fuse block on the back of the cover
Fuse
Ampere
1
METER-IG2
5A
Gauge and meters
2
FAN
50 A
Electric cooling fans
3
H-LP CLN
30 A
No circuit
4
ENG W/PMP
30 A
Multiport fuel injection system/sequential
multiport fuel injection system
5
PTC HTR NO.2
50 A
PTC heater
6
PTC HTR NO.1
50 A
PTC heater
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Ampere
383
Circuit
HTR
50 A
Air conditioning system
8
DC/DC
120 A
Hybrid system
9
ABS NO.1
30 A
Electronically controlled brake system
10 H-LP-MAIN
30 A
H-LP LH-LO, H-LP RH-LO, headlight
(low beam)
11 ABS MTR NO.2
50 A
Electronically controlled brake system
12 ABS MTR NO.1
50 A
Electronically controlled brake system
13 R/B NO.2
50 A
IGCT-MAIN, INV W/PMP
14 EPS
80 A
Electric power steering
15 S-HORN
7.5 A
S-HORN
16 DEICER
15 A
No circuit
17 HORN
10 A
Horns
18 EFI NO.2
15 A
Multiport fuel injection system/sequential
multiport fuel injection system, electronically controlled brake system
19 EFI NO.3
7.5 A
Multiport fuel injection system/sequential
multiport fuel injection system
20 INJ
7.5 A
Multiport fuel injection system/sequential
multiport fuel injection system
21 ECU-IG2 NO.3
7.5 A
Multiport fuel injection system/sequential
multiport fuel injection system, steering
lock system, hybrid system, stop lights,
high-mounted stop light
22 IGN
15 A
Starter system
23 D/L-AM2
20 A
No circuit
24 IG2-MAIN
25 A
IGN, INJ, METER-IG2, ECU-IG2 NO.3,
A/B, ECU-IG2 NO.2, ECU-IG2 NO.1
25 DC/DC-S
7.5 A
Hybrid system
26 MAYDAY
5A
MAYDAY
27 TURN&HAZ
15 A
Turn signal lights, emergency flashers,
gauge and meters, outside rear view mirrors
28 STRG LOCK
10 A
Steering lock system
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Fuse
29 AMP
30 H-LP LH-LO
31 H-LP RH-LO
Ampere
15 A
15 A*
Circuit
Audio system
1
20 A*2
15 A*1
20 A*2
Left-hand headlight (low beam)
Right-hand headlight (low beam)
32 MNL H-LP LVL*2
7.5 A
No circuit
33 EFI-MAIN NO.1
30 A
Multiport fuel injection system/sequential
multiport fuel injection system
34 SMART
5A
Smart key system
35 ETCS
10 A
Electronic throttle control system
36 ABS NO.2
7.5 A
Electronically controlled brake system
37 EFI NO.1
7.5 A
Multiport fuel injection system/sequential
multiport fuel injection system
38 EFI-MAIN NO.2
20 A
A/F sensor
39 AM2
7.5 A
Hybrid system
40 RADIO-B
20 A
Audio system, navigation system
41 DOME
7.5 A
Vanity lights, interior lights, personal
lights, trunk light, door courtesy lights,
illuminated entry system, ambient light
42 ECU-B NO.1
10 A
Smart key system, gauge and meters,
steering sensor, air conditioning system,
outside rear view mirror, front power
seats, multiplex communication system,
starter system
43 SPARE
25 A
Spare fuse
44 SPARE
30 A
Spare fuse
*1: Vehicles with halogen headlight
*2: Vehicles with discharge headlight
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■ Engine compartment (type B fuse box)
Fuse
Ampere
Circuit
PM IGCT
7.5 A
Hybrid system,
transmission
2
BATT VL SSR
10 A
Hybrid system
3
INV
7.5 A
Hybrid system
4
DC/DC IGCT
10 A
Hybrid system
5
INV W/PMP RLY
7.5 A
Hybrid system
6
BATT FAN
7.5 A
Battery cooling fan
7
INV W/PMP
15 A
Hybrid system
8
IGCT-MAIN
25 A
DC/DC IGCT, INV, BATT VL SSR, PM
IGCT, INV W/PMP RLY, BATT FAN
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■ Driver’s side instrument panel
Fuse
Ampere
Circuit
1
H-LP LVL
7.5 A
Automatic headlight leveling system
2
S/HTR RR
20 A
Rear seat heater
3
ECU-ACC
5A
Air conditioning system, outside rear
view mirrors, multiplex communication
system, glove box light
4
RR P/OUTLET
15 A
Power outlet
5
ECU-IG2 NO.2
7.5 A
Smart key system, electronically controlled brake system
6
ECU-IG2 NO.1
7.5 A
Hybrid system
7
A/B
10 A
Front passenger occupant classification
system, SRS airbag system
8
FUEL DR LOCK
10 A
Fuel filler door lock
9
D/L-AM1
20 A
Multiplex communication system, power
door lock, trunk opener switch
10 PSB
30 A
Pre-collision system
11 P/SEAT FR
30 A
Power seats
12 S/ROOF
10 A
Moon roof
13 A/C-B
7.5 A
Air conditioning system
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Fuse
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Circuit
14 STOP
7.5 A
Stop/tail lights, electronically controlled
brake system, high mounted stoplight,
shift lock control system, hybrid system,
Vehicle Proximity Notification System,
dynamic radar cruise control, pre-collision system
15 AM1
7.5 A
No circuit
16 4-WAY LUMBAR
7.5 A
Power seat
17 ECU-B NO.2
10 A
Smart key system, tire pressure warning
system, power window, front passenger
occupant classification system
18 OBD
10 A
On-board diagnosis system
19 S/HTR&FAN F/L
10 A
Seat heaters
20 S/HTR&FAN F/R
10 A
Seat heaters
21 RADIO-ACC
5A
Audio system, navigation system
22 FR P/OUTLET
15 A
Power outlet
23 WIPER-S
10 A
Dynamic radar cruise control, pre-collision system
24 EPS-IG1
7.5 A
Electric power steering
25 BKUP LP
7.5 A
Multiport fuel injection system/sequential
multiport fuel injection system, electronic
controlled transmission
26 WIPER
25 A
Windshield wipers and washer
27 A/C-IG1
7.5 A
Air conditioning system, PTC heater
28 WASHER
10 A
Windshield wipers and washer
29 DOOR R/L
20 A
Rear left-hand power windows
30 DOOR F/L
20 A
Power windows, outside rear view mirrors
31 DOOR R/R
20 A
Rear right-hand power windows
32 DOOR F/R
20 A
Power windows, outside rear view mirrors
33 TAIL
10 A
Parking lights, side marker lights, stop/tail
lights, rear turn signal lights, back up
lights, license plate lights, fog lights
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Ampere
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Fuse
34 PANEL
35 ECU-IG1 NO.1
36 ECU-IG1 NO.2
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Circuit
10 A
Switch illumination, air conditioning system, rear sunshade, seat heater, Blind
Spot Monitor, driving mode select switch,
steering wheel switch, ambient light, seat
ventilators, trunk opener switch, vehicle
stability control off switch, emergency
flashers, outside rear view mirrors, audio
system, navigation system
10 A
Electric cooling fans, steering sensor,
windshield wipers and washer, rear sunshade, seat heater, multiport fuel injection system/sequential multiport fuel
injection system, daytime running lights,
Blind Spot Monitor, charging system,
headlight (high beam), rear window
defogger, back up lights, outside rear
view mirror defoggers, fog lights, electronically controlled brake system, Vehicle Proximity Notification System,
dynamic radar cruise control, pre-collision system
10 A
Shift lock control system, seat heaters,
seat ventilators, smart key system, tire
pressure warning system, wireless
remote control, multiplex communication
system, audio system, navigation system, moon roof, auto anti-glare inside
rear view mirror, outside rear view mirrors, pre-collision system, dynamic radar
cruise control, air conditioning controls,
rain-sensing windshield wipers, starting
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■ After a fuse is replaced
● If the lights do not turn on even after the fuse has been replaced, a bulb may
need replacement. (P. 390)
● If the replaced fuse blows again, have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota
dealer.
■ If there is an overload in a circuit
The fuses are designed to blow, protecting the wiring harness from damage.
■ When replacing light bulbs
Toyota recommends that you use genuine Toyota products designed for this
vehicle. Because certain bulbs are connected to circuits designed to prevent
overload, non-genuine parts or parts not designed for this vehicle may be
unusable.
CAUTION
■ To prevent system breakdowns and vehicle fire
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may cause damage to the vehicle, and possibly a fire or
injury.
● Never use a fuse of a higher amperage rating than that indicated, or use
any other object in place of a fuse.
● Do not modify the fuses or fuse boxes.
NOTICE
■ Before replacing fuses
Have the cause of electrical overload determined and repaired by your
Toyota dealer as soon as possible.
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● Always use a genuine Toyota fuse or equivalent.
Never replace a fuse with a wire, even as a temporary fix.
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Light bulbs
You may replace the following bulbs by yourself. The difficulty
level of replacement varies depending on the bulb. If necessary
bulb replacement seems difficult to perform, contact your
Toyota dealer.
For more information about replacing other light bulbs, contact
your Toyota dealer.
Preparing for light bulb replacement
Check the wattage of the light bulb to be replaced. (P. 460)
Bulb locations
■ Front
1 Headlight low beam (halogen bulb)
2 Headlight high beam and daytime running light (vehicles with
halogen bulbs for low beams)
Headlight high beam (vehicles with discharge bulbs for low
beams)
3 Fog light (if equipped)
4 Front turn signal/parking light
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■ Rear
1 Rear turn signal light
2 Back-up light
3 License plate light
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Replacing light bulbs
■ Headlight low beam (halogen bulb)
1 Unplug the connector while
pressing the lock release.
2 Turn the bulb base counter-
clockwise.
3 Set the new light bulb.
Align the 3 tabs on the light bulb
with the mounting, and insert.
Turn it clockwise to set.
4 Set the connector.
After installing the connector,
shake the bulb base gently to
check that it is not loose, turn
the headlights on once and visually confirm that no light is leaking through the mounting.
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■ Headlight high beam and daytime running light (vehicles with
halogen bulbs for low beams)/Headlight high beam (vehicles
with discharge bulbs for low beams)
1 Unplug the connector while
pressing the lock release.
2 Turn the bulb base counter-
clockwise.
3 Set the new light bulb.
4 Set the connector.
After installing the connector,
shake the bulb base gently to
check that it is not loose, turn
the headlights on once and visually confirm that no light is leaking through the mounting.
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Align the 3 tabs on the light bulb
with the mounting, and insert.
Turn it clockwise to set.
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■ Fog light (if equipped)
1 To
allow enough working
space, turn the steering
wheel to the opposite side of
the bulb to be replaced.
Remove the 3 fender liner
clips.
Turn the steering wheel to the
left when replacing the right side
light bulb, and turn the steering
wheel to the right when replacing the left side light bulb.
2 Remove the fender liner bolt
and partly remove the fender
liner.
3 Unplug the connector while
pressing the lock release.
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4 Turn the bulb base counter-
clockwise.
5 Set the new light bulb.
Align the 3 tabs on the light bulb
with the mounting, and insert.
Turn it clockwise to set.
6 Set the connector.
7 Reinstall the fender liner and
the fender liner bolt.
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After installing the connector,
shake the bulb base gently to
check that it is not loose, turn
the fog lights on once and visually confirm that no light is leaking through the mounting.
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8 Reinstall
the
fender
liner
clips.
■ Front turn signal/parking light
1 To
allow enough working
space, turn the steering
wheel to the opposite side of
the bulb to be replaced.
Remove the 3 fender liner
clips.
Turn the steering wheel to the
left when replacing the right side
light bulb, and turn the steering
wheel to the right when replacing the left side light bulb.
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2 Remove the fender liner bolt
and partly remove the fender
liner.
3 Unplug the connector while
pressing the lock release.
4 Turn the bulb base counter-
clockwise.
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5 Remove the light bulb.
6 When installing, reverse the steps listed.
■ Rear turn signal light
1 Open
the trunk lid and
remove the luggage trim
cover clip.
2 Pull the hook while depress-
ing the button.
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3 Partly remove the luggage
trim cover.
4 Turn the bulb base counter-
clockwise.
5 Remove the light bulb.
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6 When installing, reverse the steps listed.
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■ Back-up light
1 Open
the trunk lid and
remove the clips. Then partly
remove the trunk panel
cover.
2 Turn the bulb base counter-
clockwise.
3 Remove the light bulb.
4 When installing, reverse the steps listed.
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■ License plate light
1 Remove the cover.
To prevent damaging the vehicle, wrap the flathead screwdriver with a tape.
2 Remove the lens.
Insert a properly sized screwdriver into the hole of the lens,
and pry off the lens as shown in
the illustration.
To prevent damaging the vehicle, wrap the screwdriver with a
tape.
3 Remove the light bulb.
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■ Replacing the following bulbs
If any of the lights listed below has burnt out, have it replaced by
your Toyota dealer.
● Headlight low beams (discharge bulb)
● Daytime running lights (vehicles with discharge headlights)
● Side marker lights
● Side turn signal lights
● Stop/tail lights
● High mounted stoplight
● Outer foot lights (if equipped)
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■ Discharge headlights (if equipped)
If voltage to the discharge bulbs is insufficient, the bulbs may not come on, or
may go out temporarily. The discharge bulbs will come on when normal
power is restored.
■ LED light bulbs
The daytime running lights (vehicles with discharge headlights), stop/tail
lights, high mounted stoplight and outer foot lights each consist of a number
of LEDs. If any of the LEDs burn out, take your vehicle to your Toyota dealer
to have the light replaced.
■ Condensation build-up on the inside of the lens
Temporary condensation build-up on the inside of the lens does not indicate a
malfunction. Contact your Toyota dealer for more information in the following
situations:
● Large drops of water have built up on the inside of the lens.
● Water has built up inside the lens.
■ Removing and installing the clips
The fender liner, luggage trim cover and trunk panel cover clip
1 Removing
2 Installing
■ When replacing light bulbs
P. 389
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CAUTION
■ Replacing light bulbs
● Turn off the lights. Do not attempt to replace the bulb immediately after
turning off the lights.
The bulbs become very hot and may cause burns.
● Do not touch the glass portion of the light bulb with bare hands. When it is
unavoidable to hold the glass portion, use and hold with a clean dry cloth
to avoid getting moisture and oils on the bulb.
Also, if the bulb is scratched or dropped, it may blow out or crack.
● Fully install light bulbs and any parts used to secure them. Failure to do so
may result in heat damage, fire, or water entering the headlight unit. This
may damage the headlights or cause condensation to build up on the lens.
● Vehicles with discharge headlights:
While the low beam headlights are
turned on, and for a short time after
they have been turned off, metal components at the rear of the headlight
assembly will be extremely hot. To prevent burns, do not touch these metal
components until you are certain they
have cooled down.
Metal components
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CAUTION
■ Discharge headlights (if equipped)
● Contact your Toyota dealer before replacing the discharge headlights
(including light bulbs).
● Do not touch the discharge headlight’s high voltage socket when the headlights are turned on.
An extremely high voltage of 30000 V will be discharged and could result
in death or serious injury by electric shock.
● Do not attempt to take apart or repair the headlight bulbs, connectors,
power supply circuits, or related components.
Doing so could result in electric shock and death or serious injury.
■ To prevent damage or fire
● Make sure bulbs are fully seated and locked.
● Check the wattage of the bulb before installing to prevent heat damage.
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When trouble arises
7-1. Essential information
Emergency flashers .......... 406
If your vehicle has to
be stopped in an
emergency ...................... 407
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emergency
If your vehicle needs to
be towed ......................... 408
If you think something is
wrong .............................. 411
If a warning light turns
on or a warning buzzer
sounds ............................ 412
If a warning message is
displayed......................... 422
If you have a flat tire.......... 423
If the hybrid system will
not start ........................... 435
If the shift lever cannot
be shifted from P............. 437
If the electronic key does
not operate properly........ 438
If the 12-volt battery is
discharged ...................... 440
If your vehicle
overheats ........................ 444
If the vehicle becomes
stuck ............................... 448
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7-1. Essential information
Emergency flashers
The emergency flashers are used to warn other drivers when the
vehicle has to be stopped in the road due to a breakdown, etc.
Press the switch.
All the turn signal lights will flash.
To turn them off, press the switch
once again.
■ Emergency flashers
If the emergency flashers are used for a long time while the hybrid system is
not operating (while the “READY” indicator is not illuminated), the 12-volt battery may discharge.
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If your vehicle has to be stopped in an
emergency
Only in an emergency, such as if it becomes impossible to stop
the vehicle in the normal way, stop the vehicle using the following procedure:
1 Steadily step on the brake pedal with both feet and firmly depress it.
Do not pump the brake pedal repeatedly as this will increase the effort
required to slow the vehicle.
2 Shift the shift lever to N.

If the shift lever is shifted to N
3 After slowing down, stop the vehicle in a safe place by the road.
4 Stop the hybrid system.

If the shift lever cannot be shifted to N
3 Keep depressing the brake pedal with both feet to reduce vehicle
speed as much as possible.
4 To
stop the hybrid system,
press and hold the power
switch for 2 consecutive seconds or more, or press it briefly
3 times or more in succession.
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5 Stop the vehicle in a safe place by the road.
CAUTION
■ If the hybrid system has to be turned off while driving
Power assist for the steering wheel will be lost, making the steering wheel
heavier to turn. Decelerate as much as possible before turning off the hybrid
system.
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Press and hold for 2 seconds or more
or press briefly 3 times or more
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7-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If your vehicle needs to be towed
If towing is necessary, we recommend having your vehicle
towed by your Toyota dealer or a commercial towing service,
using a lift-type truck or flat bed truck.
Use a safety chain system for all towing, and abide by all state/
provincial and local laws.
Before towing
The following may indicate a problem with your transmission. Contact
your Toyota dealer before towing.
● The hybrid system is operating but the vehicle will not move.
● The vehicle makes an abnormal sound.
Towing with a sling-type truck
Do not tow with a sling-type truck
to prevent body damage.
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Towing with a wheel-lift type truck

From the front
Release the parking brake.

From the rear
Use a towing dolly under the
front wheels.
Using a flat bed truck
If you use chains or cables to tie
down your vehicle, the angles
shaded in black must be 45.
Do not overly tighten the tie
downs or the vehicle may be damaged.
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Observe the following precaution.
Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.
■ Caution while towing
If the hybrid system is off, the power assist for the brakes and steering will
not function, making steering and braking more difficult.
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NOTICE
■ To prevent causing serious damage to the transmission when towing
using a wheel-lift type truck
Never tow this vehicle from the rear with the front wheels on the ground.
■ To prevent damage to the vehicle when towing using a wheel-lift type
truck
When raising the vehicle, ensure adequate ground clearance for towing at
the opposite end of the raised vehicle. Without adequate clearance, the
vehicle could be damaged while being towed.
■ To prevent body damage when towing with a sling-type truck
Do not tow with a sling-type truck, either from the front or rear.
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If you think something is wrong
If you notice any of the following symptoms, your vehicle probably needs adjustment or repair. Contact your Toyota dealer as
soon as possible.
Visible symptoms
● Fluid leaks under the vehicle.
(Water dripping from the air conditioning after use is normal.)
● Flat-looking tires or uneven tire wear
● Engine coolant temperature gauge needle continually points higher
than normal.
Audible symptoms
● Changes in exhaust sound
● Excessive tire squeal when cornering
● Strange noises related to the suspension system
● Pinging or other noises related to the hybrid system
Operational symptoms
● Engine missing, stumbling or running roughly
● Vehicle pulls heavily to one side when braking
● Vehicle pulls heavily to one side when driving on a level road
● Loss of brake effectiveness, spongy feeling, pedal almost touches
the floor
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● Appreciable loss of power
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If a warning light turns on or a warning
buzzer sounds
Calmly perform the following actions if any of the warning lights
comes on or flashes. If a light comes on or flashes, but then
goes off, this does not necessarily indicate a malfunction in the
system. However, if this continues to occur, have the vehicle
inspected by your Toyota dealer.
Stop the vehicle immediately. Continuing to drive the vehicle
may be dangerous.
The following warning indicates a possible problem in the brake system. Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and contact your
Toyota dealer.
Warning light
Warning light/Details
Brake system warning light (warning buzzer)*
• Low brake fluid
• Malfunction in the brake system
This light also comes on when the parking brake is not
released. If the light turns off after the parking brake is fully
released the system is operating normally.
*: Brake system warning buzzer:
When there is a possible problem that could affect braking performance,
the warning light will come on and a warning buzzer will sound.
Parking brake engaged warning buzzer:
Parking brake engaged warning buzzer: The buzzer sounds to indicate
that the parking brake is still engaged (with the vehicle having reached a
speed of 3 mph [5 km/h]).
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Stop the vehicle immediately.
The following warning indicates the possibility of damage to the vehicle that may lead to an accident. Immediately stop the vehicle in a
safe place and contact your Toyota dealer.
Warning light
Warning light/Details
Charging system warning light
Indicates a malfunction in the vehicle’s charging system
Low engine oil pressure warning light
Indicates that the engine oil pressure is too low.
Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.
Failure to investigate the cause of the following warnings may lead to
the system operating abnormally and possibly cause an accident.
Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.
Warning light
Warning light/Details
Malfunction indicator lamp
Indicates a malfunction in:
• The hybrid system;
• The electronic engine control system;
• The electronic throttle control system; or
• The hybrid transmission control system
ABS warning light
Indicates a malfunction in:
• The ABS; or
• The brake assist system
Electric power steering system warning light (warning
buzzer)
Indicates a malfunction in the EPS (Electric Power Steering) system
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SRS warning light
Indicates a malfunction in:
• The SRS airbag system;
• The front passenger occupant classification system; or
• The seat belt pretensioner system
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Warning light
Warning light/Details
“PCS” warning light
Indicates a malfunction in the pre-collision system
The warning light will operate as follows, even when the
system is not malfunctioning:
• The light will flash quickly when the system is operating.
(P. 245)
(Flashes)
• The light will turn on when the pre-collision system is
(If equipped)
disabled. (P. 246)
• The light will flash when the system cannot temporarily
be used.
Slip indicator
Indicates a malfunction in:
• The VSC system;
• The TRAC system; or
• The hill-start assist control system
The light will flash when the ABS, the VSC, the TRAC or
the hill-start assist control system is operating.
Brake system warning light
Indicates a malfunction in:
• The electronically controlled brake system; or
• The regenerative braking system
(Flashes)
(If equipped)
Automatic High Beam indicator light
Indicates a malfunction in the Automatic High Beam system.
Follow the correction procedures.
After taking the specified steps to correct the suspected problem,
check that the warning light goes off.
Warning light
Warning light/Details
Correction procedure
Open door warning light
Check that all the doors and
(warning buzzer)*1
Indicates that a door or the the trunk are closed.
trunk is not fully closed
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Warning light
Warning light/Details
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Correction procedure
Low fuel level warning
light
Indicates remaining fuel is Refuel the vehicle.
approximately 2.6 gal. (9.7
L, 2.1 Imp. gal.) or less
Seat belt reminder light
(warning buzzer)*2
Warns the driver and/or
front passenger to fasten
their seat belts
Fasten the seat belt.
If the front passenger’s
seat is occupied, the front
passenger’s seat belt also
needs to be fastened to
make the warning light
(warning buzzer) off.
Master warning light
A buzzer sounds and the
warning light comes on
and flashes to indicate that P. 422
the master warning system
has detected a malfunction.
Tire pressure
light
warning
When the light comes on
Have the system checked
after blinking for 1 minute:
Malfunction in the tire pres- by your Toyota dealer.
sure warning system
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When trouble arises
Adjust the tire inflation
pressure to the specified
When the light comes on:
level.
Low tire inflation pressure
The light will turn off after
such as
a few minutes. In case
• Natural causes
the light does not turn off
(P. 418)
even if the tire inflation
• Flat tire (P. 423)
pressure is adjusted,
have the system checked
by your Toyota dealer.
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7-2. Steps to take in an emergency
*1: Open door warning buzzer:
A buzzer will sound if the vehicle reaches a speed of 3 mph (5 km/h) or
more with any door open.
*2: Driver’s seat belt buzzer:
The driver’s seat belt buzzer sounds to alert the driver that his or her seat
belt is not fastened. Once the power switch is turned to ON mode, the
buzzer sounds for 6 seconds. If the vehicle reaches a speed of 12 mph (20
km/h), the buzzer sounds once. If the seat belt is still unfastened after 30
seconds, the buzzer will sound intermittently for 10 seconds. Then, if the
seat belt is still unfastened, the buzzer will sound in a different tone for 20
more seconds.
Front passenger’s seat belt buzzer:
The front passenger’s seat belt buzzer sounds to alert the front passenger
that his or her seat belt is not fastened. The buzzer sounds once if the
vehicle reaches a speed of 12 mph (20 km/h). If the seat belt is still unfastened after 30 seconds, the buzzer will sound intermittently for 10 seconds.
Then, if the seat belt is still unfastened, the buzzer will sound in a different
tone for 20 more seconds.
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■ SRS warning light
This warning light system monitors the airbag sensor assembly, front impact
sensors, side impact sensors (front), side impact sensors (rear), driver’s seat
position sensor, driver’s seat belt buckle switch, front passenger occupant
classification system, “AIR BAG ON” indicator light, “AIR BAG OFF” indicator
light, front passenger’s seat belt buckle switch, seat belt pretensioners, airbags, interconnecting wiring and power sources. (P. 38)
■ Front passenger detection sensor, seat belt reminder and warning
buzzer
If luggage is placed on the front passenger seat, the front passenger detection sensor may cause the warning light to flash and the warning buzzer to
sound even if a passenger is not sitting in the seat.
■ If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on while driving
First check the following:
● Is the fuel tank empty?
If it is, fill the fuel tank immediately.
● Is the fuel tank cap loose?
If it is, tighten it securely.
The light will go off after several driving trips.
If the light does not go off even after several trips, contact your Toyota dealer
as soon as possible.
■ Electric power steering system warning light (warning buzzer)
When the 12-volt battery charge becomes insufficient of the voltage temporarily drops, the electric power steering system warning light may come on
and the warning buzzer may sound.
Check the tire inflation pressure and adjust to the appropriate level. Pushing the tire pressure warning reset switch will not turn off the tire pressure
warning light.
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■ When the tire pressure warning light comes on
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7-2. Steps to take in an emergency
■ The tire pressure warning light may come on due to natural causes
The tire pressure warning light may come on due to natural causes such
as natural air leaks and tire inflation pressure changes caused by temperature. In this case, adjusting the tire inflation pressure will turn off the
warning light (after a few minutes).
■ When a tire is replaced with a spare tire
The compact spare tire is not equipped with a tire pressure warning valve
and transmitter. If a tire goes flat, the tire pressure warning light will not
turn off even though the flat tire has been replaced with the spare tire.
Replace the spare tire with the repaired tire and adjust the tire inflation
pressure. The tire pressure warning light will go off after a few minutes.
■ Conditions that the tire pressure warning system may not function
properly
The tire pressure warning system will be disabled in the following conditions:
(When the condition becomes normal, the system will work properly.)
● If tires not equipped with tire pressure warning valves and transmitters
are used
● If the ID code on the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters is not
registered in the tire pressure warning computer
● If the tire inflation pressure is 73 psi (500 kPa, 5.1 kgf/cm2 or bar) or
higher
The tire pressure warning system may be disabled in the following conditions:
(When the condition becomes normal, the system will work properly.)
● If electronic devices or facilities using similar radio wave frequencies are
nearby
● If a radio set at a similar frequency is in use in the vehicle
● If a window tint that affects the radio wave signals is installed
● If there is a lot of snow or ice on the vehicle, particularly around the
wheels or wheel housings
● If non-genuine Toyota wheels are used. (Even if you use Toyota wheels,
the tire pressure warning system may not work properly with some types
of tires.)
● If tire chains are used
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■ If the tire pressure warning light frequently comes on after blinking
for 1 minute
If the tire pressure warning light frequently comes on after blinking for 1
minute when the power switch is turned to ON mode, have it checked by
your Toyota dealer.
■ Warning buzzer
In some cases, the buzzer may not be heard because of noisy place or an
audio sound.
CAUTION
■ If both the ABS and the brake system warning lights remain on
Stop your vehicle in a safe place immediately and contact your Toyota
dealer. The vehicle will become extremely unstable during braking, and the
ABS system may fail, which could cause an accident resulting in death or
serious injury.
■ Electric power steering warning light (warning buzzer)
When the 12-volt battery charge becomes in sufficient or the voltage temporarily drops, the electric power steering warning light may come on and the
warning buzzer may sound.
■ When the electric power steering system warning light comes on
The steering wheel may become extremely heavy.
If the steering wheel becomes heavier than usual when operating, hold
firmly and operate using more force than usual.
■ If the tire pressure warning light comes on
● Stop your vehicle in a safe place as soon as possible. Adjust the tire
inflation pressure immediately.
● If the tire pressure warning light comes on even after tire inflation pres-
sure adjustment, it is probable that you have a flat tire. Check the tires.
If a tire is flat, change it with the spare tire and have the flat tire
repaired by the nearest Toyota dealer.
● Avoid abrupt maneuvering and braking. If the vehicle tires deteriorate,
you could lose control of the steering wheel or the brakes.
■ If a blowout or sudden air leakage should occur
The tire pressure warning system may not activate immediately.
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Be sure to observe the following precautions. Failure to do so could
cause a loss of vehicle control and result in death or serious injury.
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7-2. Steps to take in an emergency
CAUTION
■ Maintenance of the tires
Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly
when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the
vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure
label (tire and load information label). (If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation
pressure label [tire and load information label], you should determine
the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire
pressure monitoring system (TPMS-tire pressure warning system) that
illuminates a low tire pressure telltale (tire pressure warning light) when
one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly,
when the low tire pressure telltale (tire pressure warning light) illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and
inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly underinflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may
affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS (tire pressure warning system) is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached
the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale (tire
pressure warning light).
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS (tire pressure warning system) malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS (tire pressure warning system) malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale (tire pressure
warning light). When the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will
flash for approximately one minute and then remain continuously illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups
as long as the malfunction exists. When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure as intended.
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CAUTION
TPMS (tire pressure warning system) malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons, including the installation of replacement or alternate tires
or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the TPMS (tire pressure warning
system) from functioning properly. Always check the TPMS (tire pressure warning system) malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS (tire pressure warning system) to
continue to function properly.
NOTICE
■ Precaution when installing a different tire
Do not install tires with different specifications or makers, as the tire pressure warning system may not operate properly.
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7-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If a warning message is displayed
The multi-information display shows warnings of system malfunctions, incorrectly performed operations, messages that indicate a need for maintenance and reminder messages. When a
message is shown, perform the correction procedure appropriate to the message.
1 Master warning light
The master warning light also
comes on or flashes in order to
indicate that a message is currently being displayed on the multiinformation display.
2 Multi-information display
If any of the warning messages is shown again after its correction procedure has been performed, contact your Toyota dealer.
■ Warning buzzer
In some cases, the buzzer may not be heard because of noisy place or an
audio sound.
■ If “Hybrid System Overheat/Stop the Vehicle in a Safe Place” is shown
Coping method:P. 444
This message may be displayed when driving under severe operating conditions. (For example, when driving up a long steep hill.)
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If you have a flat tire
Remove the flat tire and replace it with the spare tire provided.
For details about tires: P. 362
CAUTION
■ If you have a flat tire
Do not continue driving with a flat tire.
Driving even a short distance with a flat tire can damage the tire and the
wheel beyond repair, which could result in an accident.
Before jacking up the vehicle
● Stop the vehicle on a hard, flat surface.
● Set the parking brake.
● Shift the shift lever to P.
● Stop the hybrid system.
● Turn on the emergency flashers. (P. 406)
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7-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Location of the spare tire, jack and tools
1 Luggage floor cover
4 Spare tire
2 Jack
5 Tool tray
3 Jack handle
6 Wheel nut wrench
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CAUTION
■ Using the tire jack
Observe the following precautions.
Improper use of the tire jack may cause the vehicle to suddenly fall off
the jack, leading to death or serious injury.
● Do not use the tire jack for any purpose other than replacing tires or
installing and removing tire chains.
● Only use the tire jack that comes with this vehicle for replacing a flat
tire.
Do not use it on other vehicles, and do not use other tire jacks for
replacing tires on this vehicle.
● Put the jack properly in its jack point.
● Do not put any part of your body under the vehicle while it is supported
by the jack.
● Do not start the hybrid system or drive the vehicle while the vehicle is
supported by the jack.
● Do not raise the vehicle while someone is inside.
● When raising the vehicle, do not put an object on or under the jack.
● Do not raise the vehicle to a height greater than that required to
replace the tire.
● Use a jack stand if it is necessary to get under the vehicle.
● When lowering the vehicle, make sure that there is no-one near the
vehicle. If there are people nearby, warn them vocally before lowering.
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7-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Taking out the jack and jack handle
1 Remove
the
luggage
cover.
2 Remove the jack.
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Taking out the spare tire
1 Remove the luggage floor cover. (P. 426)
2 Remove the tool tray.
3 Loosen the center fastener that
secures the spare tire.
CAUTION
■ When storing the spare tire
Be careful not to catch fingers or other body parts between the spare
tire and the body of the vehicle.
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7-2. Steps to take in an emergency
Replacing a flat tire
1 Chock the tires.
Flat tire
Front
Rear
Wheel chock positions
Left-hand side
Behind the rear right-hand side tire
Right-hand side
Behind the rear left-hand side tire
Left-hand side
In front of the front right-hand side tire
Right-hand side
In front of the front left-hand side tire
2 Slightly loosen the wheel nuts
(one turn).
3 Turn the tire jack portion “A” by
hand until the notch of the jack
is in contact with the jack point.
The jack point guides are located
under the rocker panel. They
indicate the jack point positions.
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4 Raise the vehicle until the tire is
slightly raised off the ground.
5 Remove all the wheel nuts and
the tire.
When resting the tire on the
ground, place the tire so that the
wheel design faces up to avoid
scratching the wheel surface.
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7-2. Steps to take in an emergency
CAUTION
■ Replacing a flat tire
● Do not touch the disc wheels or the area around the brakes immedi-
ately after the vehicle has been driven.
After the vehicle has been driven the disc wheels and the area around
the brakes will be extremely hot. Touching these areas with hands, feet
or other body parts while changing a tire, etc. may result in burns.
● Failure to follow these precautions could cause the wheel nuts to
loosen and the tire to fall off, resulting in death or serious injury.
• Have the wheel nuts tightened with a torque wrench to 76 ft•lbf (103
N•m, 10.5 kgf•m) as soon as possible after changing wheels.
• When installing a tire, only use wheel nuts that have been specifically designed for that wheel.
• If there are any cracks or deformations in the bolt screws, nut
threads or bolt holes of the wheel, have the vehicle inspected by
your Toyota dealer.
• When installing the wheel nuts, be sure to install them with the tapered
ends facing inward. (P. 373)
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Installing the spare tire
1 Remove any dirt or foreign mat-
ter from the wheel contact surface.
If foreign matter is on the wheel
contact surface, the wheel nuts
may loosen while the vehicle is in
motion, causing the tire to come
off.
2 Install the spare tire and loosely
Tapered portion
tighten each wheel nut by hand
by approximately the same
amount.
Tighten the wheel nuts until the
tapered portion comes into loose
contact with the disc wheel seat.
Disc wheel
seat
3 Lower the vehicle.
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two or three times in the order
shown in the illustration.
Tightening torque:
76 ft•lbf (103 N•m, 10.5 kgf•m)
5 Stow the flat tire, tire jack and all tools.
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7-2. Steps to take in an emergency
■ The compact spare tire
● The compact spare tire is identified by the label “TEMPORARY USE
ONLY” on the tire sidewall.
Use the compact spare tire temporarily, and only in an emergency.
● Make sure to check the tire inflation pressure of the compact spare tire.
(P. 459)
■ After completing the tire change
The tire pressure warning system must be reset. (P. 364)
■ When using the compact spare tire
As the compact spare tire is not equipped with a tire pressure warning
valve and transmitter, low inflation pressure of the spare tire will not be
indicated by the tire pressure warning system. Also, if you replace the
compact spare tire after the tire pressure warning light comes on, the light
remains on.
■ When the compact spare tire is equipped
The vehicle becomes lower when driving with the compact spare tire
compared to when driving with standard tires.
■ If you have a flat front tire on a road covered with snow or ice
Install the compact spare tire on one of the rear wheels of the vehicle.
Perform the following steps and fit tire chains to the front tires:
1
Replace a rear tire with the compact spare tire.
2
Replace the flat front tire with the tire removed from the rear of the vehicle.
3
Fit tire chains to the front tires.
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CAUTION
■ When using the compact spare tire
● Remember that the compact spare tire provided is specifically
designed for use with your vehicle. Do not use your compact spare tire
on another vehicle.
● Do not use more than one compact spare tires simultaneously.
● Replace the compact spare tire with a standard tire as soon as possi-
ble.
● Avoid sudden acceleration, abrupt steering, sudden braking and shift-
ing operations that cause sudden engine braking.
■ When the compact spare tire is attached
The vehicle speed may not be correctly detected, and the following systems may not operate correctly:
•
•
•
•
•
ABS & Brake assist
VSC
TRAC
Cruise control (if equipped)
Dynamic radar cruise control
(if equipped)
• PCS (if equipped)
• EPS
• Rear view monitor system
(if equipped)
• Navigation system (if equipped)
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CAUTION
■ Speed limit when using the compact spare tire
Do not drive at speeds in excess of 50 mph (80 km/h) when a compact
spare tire is installed on the vehicle.
The compact spare tire is not designed for driving at high speeds. Failure to observe this precaution may lead to an accident causing death or
serious injury.
■ After using the tools and jack
Before driving, make sure all the tools and jack are securely in place in
their storage location to reduce the possibility of personal injury during a
collision or sudden braking.
NOTICE
■ Driving with tire chains and the compact spare tire
Do not fit tire chains to the compact spare tire.
Tire chains may damage the vehicle body and adversely affect driving
performance.
■ When replacing the tires
When removing or fitting the wheels, tires or the tire pressure warning
valve and transmitter, contact your Toyota dealer as the tire pressure
warning valve and transmitter may be damaged if not handled correctly.
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If the hybrid system will not start
Reasons for the hybrid system not starting vary depending on
the situation. Check the following and perform the appropriate
procedure:
The hybrid system will not start even though the correct starting
procedure is being followed. (P. 183)
One of the following may be the cause of the problem:
● The electronic key may not be functioning properly. (P. 439)
● There may not be sufficient fuel in the vehicle’s tank.
Refuel the vehicle.
● There may be a malfunction in the immobilizer system. (P. 79)
● There may be a malfunction in the steering lock system.
● The hybrid system may be malfunctioning due to an electrical problem such as electronic key battery depletion or a blown fuse. However, depending on the type of malfunction, an interim measure is
available to start the hybrid system. (P. 436)
The interior lights and headlights are dim, or the horn does not
sound or sounds at a low volume.
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One of the following may be the cause of the problem:
● The 12-volt battery terminal connections may be loose or corroded.
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The interior lights and headlights do not turn on, or the horn
does not sound.
One of the following may be the cause of the problem:
● One or both of the 12-volt battery terminals may be disconnected.
● The 12-volt battery may be discharged. (P. 440)
Contact your Toyota dealer if the problem cannot be repaired, or if repair
procedures are unknown.
Emergency start function
When the hybrid system does not start, the following steps can be
used as an interim measure to start the hybrid system if the power
switch is functioning normally:
1 Set the parking brake.
2 Shift the shift lever to P.
3 Turn the power switch to ACCESSORY mode.
4 Press and hold the power switch for about 15 seconds while
depressing the brake pedal firmly.
Even if the hybrid system can be started using the above steps, the
system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected by your
Toyota dealer.
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If the shift lever cannot be shifted from P
If the shift lever cannot be shifted with your foot on the brake
pedal, there may be a problem with the shift lock system (a system to prevent accidental operation of the shift lever). Have the
vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.
The following steps may be used as an emergency measure to
ensure that the shift lever can be shifted:
1 Set the parking brake.
2 Turn the power switch to ACCESSORY mode.
3 Depress the brake pedal.
4 Pry the cover up with a flathead
screwdriver or equivalent tool.
To prevent damage to the cover,
cover the tip of the screwdriver with
a rag.
5 Press the shift lock override
button.
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the button is pressed.
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7-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If the electronic key does not operate properly
If communication between the electronic key and vehicle is
interrupted (P. 126) or the electronic key cannot be used
because the battery is depleted, the smart key system and wireless remote control cannot be used. In such cases, the doors
and trunk can be opened and the hybrid system can be started
by following the procedure below.
Locking and unlocking the doors and unlocking the trunk
■ Doors
Use the mechanical key
(P. 114) in order to perform
the following operations:
1 Locks all the doors
2 Unlocks the door
Turning the key rearward
unlocks the driver’s door. Turning the key once again within 5
seconds unlocks the other
doors.
■ Trunk
P. 140
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Starting the hybrid system
1 Ensure that the shift lever is in P and depress the brake pedal.
2 Touch the Toyota emblem side
of the electronic key to the
power switch.
The power switch will turn to ON
mode.
When the smart key system is
deactivated in customization setting, the power switch will turn to
ACCESSORY mode.
3 Firmly depress the brake pedal.
A message indicating how to start the hybrid system will be displayed on
the multi-information display.
4 Press the power switch.
In the event that the hybrid system still cannot be started, contact your
Toyota dealer.
■ Stopping the hybrid system
Shift the shift lever to P and press the power switch as you normally do when
stopping the hybrid system.
■ Changing power switch modes
Release the brake pedal and press the power switch in step 3 above.
The hybrid system does not start and modes will be changed each time the
switch is pressed.(P. 184)
■ When the electronic key does not work properly
● Make sure that the smart key system has not been deactivated in the customization setting. If it is off, turn the function on.
(Customizable features P. 477)
● Check if battery-saving mode is set. If it is set, cancel the function.
(P. 125)
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■ Replacing the key battery
As the above procedure is a temporary measure, it is recommended that the
electronic key battery be replaced immediately when the battery is depleted.
(P. 377)
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If the 12-volt battery is discharged
The following procedures may be used to start the hybrid system if the 12-volt battery is discharged.
You can also call your Toyota dealer or a qualified repair shop.
If you have a set of jumper (or booster) cables and a second vehicle
with a 12-volt battery, you can jump start your vehicle by following the
steps below.
1 Open the trunk lid and remove
the 12-volt battery cover.
In the event that the trunk opener
cannot be used, use the loop of
wire to unlock the trunk. (P. 140)
2 Connect the jumper cables according to the following procedure:
1 Connect a positive jumper cable clamp to the positive (+) battery
terminal on your vehicle.
2 Connect the clamp on the other end of the positive cable to the
positive (+) battery terminal on the second vehicle.
3 Connect a negative cable clamp to the negative (-) battery termi-
nal on the second vehicle.
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4 Connect the clamp at the other end of the negative cable to a
solid, stationary, unpainted metallic point away from the 12-volt
battery and any moving parts, as shown in the illustration.
3 Start the engine of the second vehicle. Increase the engine speed
slightly and maintain at that level for approximately 5 minutes to
recharge the 12-volt battery of your vehicle.
4 Open and close any of the doors of your vehicle with the power
switch off.
5 Maintain the engine speed of the second vehicle and start the
hybrid system of your vehicle by turning the power switch to ON
mode.
6 Make sure the “READY” indicator comes on. If the indicator does
not come on, contact your Toyota dealer.
7 Once the hybrid system has started, remove the jumper cables in
the exact reverse order from which they were connected.
Once the hybrid system starts, have the vehicle inspected at your
Toyota dealer as soon as possible.
■ Starting the hybrid system when the 12-volt battery is discharged
The hybrid system cannot be started by push-starting.
■ To prevent 12-volt battery discharge
● Turn off the headlights and the audio system while the hybrid system is off.
■ Charging the 12-volt battery
The electricity stored in the 12-volt battery will discharge gradually even when
the vehicle is not in use, due to natural discharge and the draining effects of
certain electrical appliances. If the vehicle is left for a long time, the 12-volt
battery may discharge, and the hybrid system may be unable to start. (The
12-volt battery recharges automatically while the hybrid system is operating.)
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● Turn off any unnecessary electrical components when the vehicle is running
at a low speed for an extended period, such as in heavy traffic.
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■ When recharging or replacing the 12-volt battery
● In some cases, it may not be possible to unlock the doors using the smart
key system when the 12-volt battery is discharged. Use the wireless remote
control or the mechanical key to lock or unlock the doors.
● The hybrid system may not start on the first attempt after the 12-volt battery
has recharged but will start normally after the second attempt. This is not a
malfunction.
● The power switch mode is memorized by the vehicle. When the 12-volt battery is reconnected, the system will return to the mode it was in before the
12-volt battery was discharged. Before disconnecting the 12-volt battery,
turn the power switch off.
If you are unsure what mode the power switch was in before the 12-volt battery discharged, be especially careful when reconnecting the 12-volt battery.
● Make sure that the key is not inside the vehicle when recharging or replacing the 12-volt battery. The key may be locked in the vehicle if the alarm is
activated. (P. 82)
CAUTION
■ Avoiding 12-volt battery fires or explosions
Observe the following precautions to prevent accidentally igniting the flammable gas that may be emitted from the 12-volt battery:
● Make sure each jumper cable is connected to the correct terminal and that
it is not unintentionally in contact with any other than the intended terminal.
● Do not allow the other end of the jumper cable connected to the “+” terminal to come into contact with any other parts or metal surfaces in the area,
such as brackets or unpainted metal.
● Do not allow the + and - clamps of the jumper cables to come into contact
with each other.
● Do not smoke, use matches, cigarette lighters or allow open flame near
the 12-volt battery.
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CAUTION
■ 12-volt battery precautions
The 12-volt battery contains poisonous and corrosive acidic electrolyte,
while related parts contain lead and lead compounds. Observe the following
precautions when handling the 12-volt battery:
● When working with the 12-volt battery, always wear safety glasses and
take care not to allow any 12-volt battery fluids (acid) to come into contact
with skin, clothing or the vehicle body.
● Do not lean over the 12-volt battery.
● In the event that 12-volt battery fluid comes into contact with the skin or
eyes, immediately wash the affected area with water and seek medical
attention.
Place a wet sponge or cloth over the affected area until medical attention
can be received.
● Always wash your hands after handling the 12-volt battery support, terminals, and other battery-related parts.
● Do not allow children near the 12-volt battery.
■ After recharging the 12-volt battery
Have the 12-volt battery inspected at your Toyota dealer as soon as possible.
If the 12-volt battery is deteriorating, continued use may cause the 12-volt
battery to emit a malodorous gas, which may be detrimental to the health of
passengers.
■ When replacing the 12-volt battery
P. 361
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7-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If your vehicle overheats
The following may indicate that your vehicle is overheating:
The engine coolant temperature gauge enters the red zone or a loss
of power is experienced. (For example, the vehicle speed does not
increase.)
“Hybrid System Overheat/Stop the Vehicle in a Safe Place” is shown
on the multi-information display.
Steam comes out from under the hood.
Correction procedures
■ If the needle of the engine coolant temperature gauge enters
the red zone
1 Stop the vehicle in a safe place and turn off the air conditioning
system, and then stop the hybrid system.
2 If you see steam:
Carefully lift the hood after the steam subsides.
If you do not see steam:
Carefully lift the hood.
3 After the hybrid system has
cooled down sufficiently,
inspect the hoses and radiator core (radiator) for any
leaks.
1 Radiator
2 Cooling fan
If a large amount of coolant
leaks, immediately contact your
Toyota dealer.
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4 The coolant level is satisfac-
tory if it is between the “F”
and “L” lines on the reservoir.
1 Reservoir
2 “F” line
3 “L” line
4 Radiator cap
5 Add coolant if necessary.
Water can be used in an emergency if coolant is unavailable.
6 Start the hybrid system and turn the air conditioning system on to
check that the radiator cooling fan operates and to check for
coolant leaks from the radiator or hoses.
The fan operates when the air conditioning system is turned on immediately after a cold start. Confirm that the fan is operating by checking the
fan sound and air flow. If it is difficult to check these, turn the air conditioning system on and off repeatedly.
(The fan may not operate in freezing temperatures.)
Stop the hybrid system immediately and contact your Toyota
dealer.
If the fan is operating:
Have the vehicle inspected at the nearest Toyota dealer.
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7 If the fan is not operating:
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■ If “Hybrid System Overheat/Stop the Vehicle in a Safe Place” is
shown on the multi-information display
1 Stop the vehicle in a safe place.
2 Stop the hybrid system and carefully lift the hood.
3 After the hybrid system has
cooled down, inspect the
hoses and radiator core
(radiator) for any leaks.
1 Radiator
2 Cooling fan
If a large amount of coolant
leaks, immediately contact your
Toyota dealer
4 The coolant level is satisfac-
tory if it is between the
“FULL” and “LOW” lines on
the reservoir.
1 Reservoir
2 “FULL” line
3 “LOW” line
5 Add coolant if necessary.
Water can be used in an emergency if coolant is unavailable.
6 Start the hybrid system and check for the multi-information dis-
play.
If the message does not disappear:
Stop the hybrid system and contact your Toyota dealer.
If the message is not displayed:
Have the vehicle inspected at the nearest Toyota dealer.
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CAUTION
■ When inspecting under the hood of your vehicle
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may result in serious injury such as burns.
● If steam is seen coming from under the hood, do not open the hood until
the steam has subsided. The engine compartment may be very hot.
● After the hybrid system has been turned off, check that the indicator on the
“POWER” switch and the “READY” indicator are off.
When the hybrid system is operating, the gasoline engine may automatically start, or the cooling fan may suddenly operate even if the gasoline
engine stops. Do not touch or approach rotating parts such as the fan,
which may lead to fingers or clothing (especially a tie, a scarf or a muffler)
getting caught, resulting in serious injury.
● Do not loosen the radiator cap or the
coolant reservoir caps while the hybrid
system and radiator are hot.
High temperature steam or coolant
could spray out.
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■ When adding engine/power control unit coolant
Add coolant slowly after the hybrid system has cooled down sufficiently.
Adding cool coolant to a hot hybrid system too quickly can cause damage to
the hybrid system.
■ To prevent damage to the cooling system
Observe the following precautions:
● Avoid contaminating the coolant with foreign matter (such as sand or dust etc.).
● Do not use any coolant additives.
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7-2. Steps to take in an emergency
If the vehicle becomes stuck
Carry out the following procedures if the tires spin or the vehicle
becomes stuck in mud, dirt or snow:
1 Stop the hybrid system. Set the parking brake and shift the shift
lever to P.
2 Remove the mud, snow or sand from around the front wheels.
3 Place wood, stones or some other material under the front wheels
to help provide traction.
4 Restart the hybrid system.
5 Shift the shift lever to D or R and release the parking brake. Then,
while exercising caution, depress the accelerator pedal.
■ When it is difficult to free the vehicle
Press
to turn off TRAC.
CAUTION
■ When attempting to free a stuck vehicle
If you choose to push the vehicle back and forth to free it, make sure the
surrounding area is clear to avoid striking other vehicles, objects or people.
The vehicle may also lunge forward or lunge back suddenly as it becomes
free. Use extreme caution.
■ When shifting the shift lever
Be careful not to shift the shift lever with the accelerator pedal depressed.
This may lead to unexpected rapid acceleration of the vehicle that may
cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.
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NOTICE
■ To avoid damaging the transmission and other components
● Avoid spinning the front wheels and depressing the accelerator pedal
more than necessary.
● If the vehicle remains stuck even after these procedures are performed,
the vehicle may require towing to be freed.
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8-1. Specifications
Maintenance data
(fuel, oil level, etc.) .......... 452
Fuel information ................ 461
Tire information ................. 464
8-2. Customization
Customizable features ...... 477
8-3. Items to initialize
Items to initialize ............... 484
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8-1. Specifications
Maintenance data (fuel, oil level, etc.)
Dimensions and weight
Overall length
195.3 in. (4960 mm)
Overall width
72.2 in. (1835 mm)
Overall height*
57.5 in. (1460 mm)
Wheelbase
111.0 in. (2820 mm)
Tread*
Front
62.6 in. (1590 mm)
Rear
62.2 in. (1580 mm)
Vehicle capacity weight
(Occupants + luggage)
*: Unladen vehicle
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Vehicle identification
■ Vehicle identification number
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is the legal identifier for
your vehicle. This is the primary identification number for your
Toyota. It is used in registering the ownership of your vehicle.
This number is located on the
top left of the instrument panel.
This number is also on the Certification Label.
■ Engine number
The engine number is stamped
on the engine block as shown.
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Engine
Model
2.5 L 4-cylinder (2AR-FXE)
Type
4-cylinder in line, 4-cycle, gasoline
Bore and stroke
3.54  3.86 in. (90.0  98.0 mm)
Displacement
152.2 cu.in. (2494 cm3)
Valve clearance
(engine cold)
Automatic adjustment
Fuel
Fuel type
Unleaded gasoline only
Octane Rating
87 (Research Octane Number 91) or higher
Fuel tank capacity
(Reference)
17.0 gal. (64.35 L, 14.2 Imp. gal.)
Electric motor (traction motor)
Type
Permanent magnet synchronous motor
Maximum output
105 kW
Maximum torque
199 ft•lbf (270 N•m, 27.5 kgf•m)
Hybrid battery (traction battery)
Type
Nickel-Metal hydride battery
Voltage
7.2 V/module
Capacity
6.5 Ah (3HR)
Quantity
34 modules
Overall voltage
244.8 V
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Lubrication system
Oil capacity
Drain and refill (Reference*)
With filter
Without filter
4.6 qt. (4.4 L, 3.9 Imp. qt.)
4.2 qt. (4.0 L, 3.5 Imp. qt.)
*: The engine oil capacity is a reference quantity to be used when changing
the engine oil. Warm up the engine and turn off the hybrid system, wait
more than 5 minutes, and check the oil level on the dipstick.
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■ Engine oil selection
“Toyota Genuine Motor Oil” is used in your Toyota vehicle. Use
Toyota approved “Toyota Genuine Motor Oil” or equivalent to satisfy
the following grade and viscosity.
Oil grade: ILSAC GF-5 multigrade engine oil
Recommended viscosity: SAE 0W-20
SAE 0W-20 is the best choice
for good fuel economy and
good starting in cold weather.
If SAE 0W-20 is not available,
SAE 5W-20 oil may be used.
However, it must be replaced
with SAE 0W-20 at the next oil
change.
How to read oil container label
The International Lubricant
Specification Advisory Committee (ILSAC) Certification Mark
is added to some oil containers
to help you select the oil you
should use.
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Cooling system
Capacity
Gasoline
engine
7.6 qt. (7.2 L, 6.3 Imp. qt.)
Power
control unit
3.4 qt. (3.2 L, 2.8 Imp. qt.)
Coolant type
Use either of the following:
• “Toyota Super Long Life Coolant”
• Similar high-quality ethylene glycol-based
non-silicate, non-amine, non-nitrite, and
non-borate coolant with long-life hybrid
organic acid technology
Do not use plain water alone.
Ignition system
Spark plug
Make
DENSO FK16HR-A8
Gap
0.031 in. (0.8 mm)
NOTICE
■ Iridium-tipped spark plugs
Use only iridium-tipped spark plugs. Do not adjust the spark plug gap.
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Electrical system
12-volt battery
Open voltage at 68F 12.6  12.8 V Fully charged
(20C):
12.2  12.4 V Half charged
11.8  12.0 V Discharged
(Voltage is checked 20 minutes after the hybrid
system and all lights are turned off.)
Charging rates
5 A max.
Hybrid transaxle
Fluid capacity*
3.9 qt. (3.7 L, 3.3 Imp. qt.)
Fluid type
Toyota Genuine ATF WS
*: The fluid capacity is the quantity of reference.
If replacement is necessary, contact your Toyota dealer.
NOTICE
■ Hybrid transmission fluid type
Using transmission fluid other than “Toyota Genuine ATF WS” may cause
deterioration in shift quality, locking up of your transmission accompanied
by vibration, and ultimately damage the transmission of your vehicle.
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Brakes
Pedal clearance*1
3.62 in. (92 mm) Min.
Pedal free play
0.04  0.24 in. (1.0  6.0 mm)
Brake pad wear limit
0.04 in. (1.0 mm)
Parking brake lining wear limit
0.04 in. (1.0 mm)
Parking brake pedal travel*
7  10 clicks
Fluid type
SAE J1703 or FMVSS No.116 DOT 3
2
*1: Minimum pedal clearance when depressed with a force of 110 lbf (490 N,
50 kgf) while the hybrid system is operating
*
2
: Parking brake pedal travel when depressed with a force of 67 lbf (300 N,
30.6 kgf).
Steering
Free play
Less than 1.2 in. (30 mm)
Tires and wheels
Tire size
P215/55R17 93V, T155/70D17 110M
Front
33 psi (230 kPa, 2.3 kgf/cm2 or bar)
Tire inflation pressure
Rear
(Recommended cold
33 psi (230 kPa, 2.3 kgf/cm2 or bar)
tire inflation pressure)
Spare
60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 kgf/cm2 or bar)
17  7 J, 17  4 T (compact spare)
Wheel nut torque
76 ft•lbf (103 N•m, 10.5 kgf•m)
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8-1. Specifications
Light bulbs
Light bulbs
Bulb No.
W
Type

9005
9005
35
60
60
A
B
C

55
D
7444NA
28/8
E
W5W
5
F
Side turn signal lights
WY5W
5
E
Rear turn signal lights
921
16
F
Back-up lights
921
16
F
License plate lights
W5W
5
F
Interior/front personal lights
W6W
6
F
Interior/rear personal lights

8
F
Vanity lights
7065
1.4
G
Door courtesy lights
168
5
F
Trunk light
194
3.8
F
Headlights
Low beam (discharge bulbs)
Low beam (halogen bulbs)
High beam
Fog lights*
Exterior
Front turn signal/parking lights
Side marker lights
Interior
A: D4S discharge bulbs
B: HB3L+ halogen bulbs
C: HB3 halogen bulbs
D: H11 halogen bulbs
E: Wedge base bulbs (amber)
F: Wedge base bulbs (clear)
G: Double end bulbs
*: If equipped
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Fuel information
You must only use unleaded gasoline in your vehicle.
Select unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87 (Research
Octane Number 91) or higher required for optimum engine performance. Use of unleaded gasoline with an octane rating lower
than 87 may result in engine knocking and significantly reduced
performance. Persistent knocking can lead to engine damage
and should be corrected by refueling with higher octane
unleaded gasoline.
At minimum, the gasoline you use should meet the specifications of
ASTM D4814 in the U.S.A. and CGSB3.5-M93 in Canada.
■ Fuel tank opening for unleaded gasoline
To help prevent incorrect fueling, your vehicle has a fuel tank opening that
only accommodates the special nozzle on unleaded fuel pumps.
■ Gasoline quality
In very few cases, driveability problems may be caused by the brand of gasoline you are using. If driveability problems persist, try changing the brand of
gasoline. If this does not correct the problem, consult your Toyota dealer.
■ Gasoline quality standards
● Automotive manufacturers in the U.S.A., Europe and Japan have developed
a specification for fuel quality called the World-Wide Fuel Charter (WWFC),
which is expected to be applied worldwide.
● The WWFC consists of four categories that are based on required emission
levels. In the U.S., category 4 has been adopted.
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● The WWFC improves air quality by lowering emissions in vehicle fleets, and
improves customer satisfaction through better performance.
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8-1. Specifications
■ Recommendation of the use of gasoline containing detergent additives
● Toyota recommends the use of gasoline that contains detergent additives to
avoid the build-up of engine deposits.
● All gasoline sold in the U.S.A. contains minimum detergent additives to
clean and/or keep clean intake systems, per EPA’s lowest additives concentration program.
● Toyota strongly recommends the use of Top Tier Detergent Gasoline. For
more information on Top Tier Detergent Gasoline and a list of marketers,
please go to the official website www.toptiergas.com.
■ Recommendation of the use of cleaner burning gasoline
Cleaner burning gasoline, including reformulated gasoline that contains oxygenates such as ethanol or MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) is available in
many areas.
Toyota 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.
■ Non-recommendation of the use of blended gasoline
● Use only gasoline containing up to 15%
ethanol.
DO NOT use any flex-fuel or gasoline
that could contain more than 15% ethanol, including from any pump labeled
E30, E50, E85 (which are only some
examples of fuel containing more than
15% ethanol).
DO NOT use gasoline containing more than 15% ethanol.
(30% ethanol)
(50% ethanol)
(85% ethanol)
● If you use gasohol in your vehicle, be sure that it has an octane rating no
lower than 87.
● Toyota does not recommend the use of gasoline containing methanol.
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■ Non-recommendation of the use of gasoline containing MMT
Some gasoline contains an octane enhancing additive called MMT (Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl).
Toyota 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 Toyota dealer for service.
■ If your engine knocks
● Consult your Toyota dealer.
● You may occasionally notice light knocking for a short time while accelerating or driving uphill. This is normal and there is no need for concern.
NOTICE
■ Notice on fuel quality
● Do not use improper fuels. If improper fuels are used, the engine will be
damaged.
● Do not use leaded gasoline.
Leaded gasoline can cause damage to your vehicle’s three-way catalytic
converters causing the emission control system to malfunction.
● Do not use gasohol other than the type previously stated.
Other gasohol may cause fuel system damage or vehicle performance
problems.
● Using unleaded gasoline with an octane number or rating lower than the
level previously stated will cause persistent heavy knocking.
At worst, this will lead to engine damage.
■ When refueling with gasohol
Take care not to spill gasohol. It can damage your vehicle’s paint.
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■ Fuel-related poor driveability
If poor driveability is encountered after using a different type of fuel (poor
hot starting, vaporization, engine knocking, etc.), discontinue the use of that
type of fuel.
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Tire information
Typical tire symbols

Full-size tire

Compact spare tire
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1 Tire size
(P. 467)
2 DOT and Tire Identification Number (TIN)
(P. 466)
3 Uniform tire quality grading
For details, see “Uniform Tire Quality Grading” that follows.
4 Location of treadwear indicators
(P. 362)
5 Tire ply composition and materials
Plies are layers of rubber-coated parallel cords. Cords are the strands
which form the plies in a tire.
6 Radial tires or bias-ply tires
A radial tire has “RADIAL” on the sidewall. A tire not marked “RADIAL”
is a bias-ply tire.
7 TUBELESS or TUBE TYPE
A tubeless tire does not have a tube and air is directly put into the tire.
A tube type tire has a tube inside the tire and the tube maintains the air
pressure.
8 Load limit at maximum cold tire inflation pressure
(P. 471)
9 Maximum cold tire inflation pressure
(P. 471)
This means the pressure to which a tire may be inflated.
10 Summer tires or all season tires
(P. 366)
An all season tire has “M+S” on the sidewall. A tire not marked “M+S”
is a summer tire.
11 “TEMPORARY USE ONLY”
A compact spare tire is identified by the phrase “TEMPORARY USE
ONLY” molded on its sidewall. This tire is designed for temporary
emergency use only.
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Typical DOT and Tire Identification Number (TIN)
1 DOT symbol*
2 Tire Identification Number (TIN)
3 Tire manufacturer’s identifica-
tion mark
4 Tire size code
5 Manufacturer’s
optional
type code (3 or 4 letters)
tire
6 Manufacturing week
7 Manufacturing year
*: The DOT symbol certifies that
the tire conforms to applicable
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards.
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Tire size
■ Typical tire size information
The illustration indicates typical
tire size.
1 Tire use
(P = Passenger car,
T = Temporary use)
2 Section width (millimeters)
3 Aspect ratio
(tire height to section width)
4 Tire construction code
(R = Radial, D = Diagonal)
5 Wheel diameter (inches)
6 Load index
(2 digits or 3 digits)
7 Speed symbol
(alphabet with one letter)
■ Tire dimensions
1 Section width
2 Tire height
3 Wheel diameter
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Tire section names
1 Bead
2 Sidewall
3 Shoulder
4 Tread
5 Belt
6 Inner liner
7 Reinforcing rubber
8 Carcass
9 Rim lines
10 Bead wires
11 Chafer
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Uniform Tire Quality Grading
This information has been prepared in accordance with regulations
issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the
U.S. Department of Transportation.
It provides the purchasers and/or prospective purchasers of Toyota
vehicles with information on uniform tire quality grading.
Your Toyota dealer will help answer any questions you may have as
you read this information.
■ DOT quality grades
All passenger vehicle tires must conform to Federal Safety Requirements in addition to these grades. Quality grades can be found
where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and
maximum section width.
For example: Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
■ 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. Performance may differ significantly from the norm
due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences
in road characteristics and climate.
■ Traction AA, A, B, C
A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
Warning: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on braking
(straight ahead) traction tests and does not include cornering (turning) traction.
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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.
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■ Temperature A, B, C
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing
the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified
indoor laboratory test wheel.
Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to
degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead
to sudden tire failure.
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 of a tire assume that it 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.
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Glossary of tire terminology
Tire related term
Meaning
Tire pressure when the vehicle has been
Cold tire inflation pres- parked for three hours or more, or has not
sure
been driven more than 1 mile or 1.5 km under
that condition
Maximum
pressure
inflation
Recommended
tion pressure
The maximum cold inflated pressure to which
a tire may be inflated, shown on the sidewall
of the tire
infla- Cold tire inflation pressure recommended by a
manufacturer
Accessory weight
The combined weight (in excess of those standard items which may be replaced) of hybrid
transmission, power steering, power brakes,
power windows, power seats, radio and
heater, to the extent that these items are available as factory-installed equipment (whether
installed or not)
Curb weight
The weight of a motor vehicle with standard
equipment, including the maximum capacity of
fuel, oil and coolant, and if so equipped, air
conditioning and additional weight optional
engine
The sum of:
(a) Curb weight
Maximum loaded vehi(b) Accessory weight
cle weight
(c) Vehicle capacity weight
(d) Production options weight
occupant
Occupant distribution
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specified in the second column of Table 1* that
follows
Distribution of occupants in a vehicle as specified in the third column of Table 1* below
Vehicle specifications
Normal
weight
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Tire related term
Production
weight
Meaning
The combined weight of installed regular production options weighing over 5 lb. (2.3 kg) in
excess of the standard items which they
options
replace, not previously considered in curb
weight or accessory weight, including heavy
duty brakes, ride levelers, roof rack, heavy
duty 12-volt battery, and special trim
Rim
A metal support for a tire or a tire and tube
assembly upon which the tire beads are
seated
Rim diameter
(Wheel diameter)
Nominal diameter of the bead seat
Rim size designation
Rim diameter and width
Rim type designation
The industry manufacturer’s designation for a
rim by style or code
Rim width
Nominal distance between rim flanges
Vehicle
capacity The rated cargo and luggage load plus 150 lb.
weight
(Total
load (68 kg) times the vehicle’s designated seating
capacity)
capacity
The load on an individual tire that is deterVehicle maximum load mined by distributing to each axle its share of
on the tire
the maximum loaded vehicle weight, and
dividing by two
The load on an individual tire that is determined by distributing to each axle its share of
Vehicle normal load on
curb weight, accessory weight, and normal
the tire
occupant weight (distributed in accordance
with Table 1* below), and dividing by two
Weather side
The surface area of the rim not covered by the
inflated tire
Bead
The part of the tire that is made of steel wires,
wrapped or reinforced by ply cords and that is
shaped to fit the rim
Bead separation
A breakdown of the bond between components in the bead
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Meaning
Carcass
The tire structure, except tread and sidewall
rubber which, when inflated, bears the load
Chunking
The breaking away of pieces of the tread or
sidewall
Cord
The strands forming the plies in the tire
Cord separation
The parting of cords from adjacent rubber
compounds
Cracking
Any parting within the tread, sidewall, or innerliner of the tire extending to cord material
CT
A pneumatic tire with an inverted flange tire
and rim system in which the rim is designed
with rim flanges pointed radially inward and
the tire is designed to fit on the underside of
the rim in a manner that encloses the rim
flanges inside the air cavity of the tire
Extra load tire
A tire designed to operate at higher loads and
at higher inflation pressures than the corresponding standard tire
Groove
The space between two adjacent tread ribs
Innerliner
The layer(s) forming the inside surface of a
tubeless tire that contains the inflating medium
within the tire
Innerliner separation
The parting of the innerliner from cord material
in the carcass
Intended
sidewall
(a) The sidewall that contains a whitewall,
bears white lettering, or bears manufacturer, brand, and/or model name molding
that is higher or deeper than the same
outboard
molding on the other sidewall of the tire, or
(b) The outward facing sidewall of an asymmetrical tire that has a particular side that
must always face outward when mounted
on a vehicle
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Bias ply tire
A pneumatic tire in which the ply cords that
extend to the beads are laid at alternate
angles substantially less than 90 degrees to
the centerline of the tread
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8-1. Specifications
Tire related term
Meaning
Light truck (LT) tire
A tire designated by its manufacturer as primarily intended for use on lightweight trucks
or multipurpose passenger vehicles
Load rating
The maximum load that a tire is rated to carry
for a given inflation pressure
Maximum load rating
The load rating for a tire at the maximum permissible inflation pressure for that tire
Maximum permissible The maximum cold inflation pressure to which
inflation pressure
a tire may be inflated
Measuring rim
The rim on which a tire is fitted for physical
dimension requirements
Open splice
Any parting at any junction of tread, sidewall,
or innerliner that extends to cord material
Outer diameter
The overall diameter of an inflated new tire
Overall width
The linear distance between the exteriors of
the sidewalls of an inflated tire, including elevations due to labeling, decorations, or protective bands or ribs
Passenger car tire
A tire intended for use on passenger cars,
multipurpose passenger vehicles, and trucks,
that have a gross vehicle weight rating
(GVWR) of 10,000 lb. or less.
Ply
A layer of rubber-coated parallel cords
Ply separation
A parting of rubber compound between adjacent plies
Pneumatic tire
A mechanical device made of rubber, chemicals, fabric and steel or other materials, that,
when mounted on an automotive wheel, provides the traction and contains the gas or fluid
that sustains the load
Radial ply tire
A pneumatic tire in which the ply cords that
extend to the beads are laid at substantially 90
degrees to the centerline of the tread
Reinforced tire
A tire designed to operate at higher loads and
at higher inflation pressures than the corresponding standard tire
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Meaning
Section width
The linear distance between the exteriors of
the sidewalls of an inflated tire, excluding elevations due to labeling, decoration, or protective bands
Sidewall
That portion of a tire between the tread and
bead
Sidewall separation
The parting of the rubber compound from the
cord material in the sidewall
Snow tire
A tire that attains a traction index equal to or
greater than 110, compared to the ASTM E1136 Standard Reference Test Tire, when
using the snow traction test as described in
ASTM F-1805-00, Standard Test Method for
Single Wheel Driving Traction in a Straight
Line on Snow-and Ice-Covered Surfaces, and
which is marked with an Alpine Symbol (
on at least one sidewall
)
The rim on which a tire is fitted for testing, and
may be any rim listed as appropriate for use
with that tire
Tread
That portion of a tire that comes into contact
with the road
Tread rib
A tread section running circumferentially
around a tire
Tread separation
Pulling away of the tread from the tire carcass
Treadwear indicators
(TWI)
The projections within the principal grooves
designed to give a visual indication of the
degrees of wear of the tread
Wheel-holding fixture
The fixture used to hold the wheel and tire
assembly securely during testing
*: Table 1  Occupant loading and distribution for vehicle normal load for
various designated seating capacities
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Test rim
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8-1. Specifications
Designated seating
capacity, Number of
occupants
Vehicle normal load,
Number of occupants
Occupant distribution in
a normally loaded vehicle
2 through 4
2
2 in front
5 through 10
3
2 in front, 1 in second
seat
11 through 15
5
2 in front, 1 in second
seat, 1 in third seat, 1 in
fourth seat
16 through 20
7
2 in front, 2 in second
seat, 2 in third seat, 1 in
fourth seat
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Customizable features
Your vehicle includes a variety of electronic features that can be
personalized to suit your preferences. Programming these preferences requires specialized equipment and may be performed
by your Toyota dealer.
Some function settings are changed simultaneously with other functions being customized. Contact your Toyota dealer for further
details.
Customizable features
1 Vehicles with a Display Audio system: Settings that can be changed
using the Display Audio system
(For further information on customizing settings using the Display
Audio system, refer to the “Display Audio System Owner’s Manual”.)
2 Vehicles with a navigation system: Settings that can be changed
using the navigation system
(For further information on customizing settings using the navigation system, refer to the “Navigation System Owner’s Manual”.)
3 Settings that can be changed by your Toyota dealer
Definition of symbols: O = Available, — = Not available
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8-2. Customization
Default
setting
Customized
setting
Operation signal
(Emergency flashers)
On
Operation signal
(Buzzer)
Item
Smart key
system
and wireless
remote
control
(P. 117,
132)
Function
Operation
ume
buzzer
vol-
1
2
3
Off
— O
O
On
Off
— — O
Level 5
Off to level
7
O
O
O
— O
O
Off
Time elapsed before
automatic door lock
function is activated if
door is not opened after
being unlocked
Open
door
buzzer
warning
Smart key system
Smart key
system
Number of permissible
(P. 117)
times
of
continuous
smart lock
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30 seconds
120 seconds
On
Off
— — O
On
Off
— — O
Twice
Unlimited
— — O
479
8-2. Customization
Item
Function
Wireless remote control
Unlocking operation
Wireless
remote
control
(P. 132)
Panic function
Default
setting
Customized
setting
On
Off
Driver's
door
unlocked
in one
step, all
doors
unlocked
in two
steps
All doors
unlocked
in one
step.
On
Off
1
2
3
— — O
O
O
O
— — O
Off
Trunk unlocking operation
Press and
hold
(short)
Press
twice
One short — — O
press
Press and
hold (long)
Driver's
door
unlocked
in one
step, all
doors
unlocked
in two
steps
All doors
unlocked
in one
step.
Speed-detecting
automatic door lock function
Off
On
O
O
O
Opening driver's
unlocks all doors
Off
On
— O
O
On
Off
O
O
O
On
Off
O
O
O
Unlocking using a key
door
Shifting gears to
unlocks all doors.
P
Shifting gears to position other than P locks all
doors.
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Door lock
(P. 135)
— O
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8-2. Customization
Item
Trunk
(P. 138)
Function
Trunk
switch
opener
main
Driver’s seat movement
when exiting the vehicle*
Front seats
Seats operated by the
(P. 143)
linking driving position
memory with door unlock
operation*
Power
switch
(P. 183)
Time elapsed before the
power switch related
messages on the multiinformation display turn
off
Default
setting
Customized
setting
Activated
Deactivated
1
2
3
— — O
Off
O
Full
O
O
Partial
Driver’s
door
60 seconds
Driver’s
seat and
— — O
passenger’s seat
30 seconds
600 seconds
— — O
4
Turn signal
lever
(P. 194)
Times of flashing of the
lane change signal flashers
5
3
6
— — O
7
Off
Light sensor sensitivity
Automatic
light con- Time elapsed before
trol system headlights automatically
(P. 197)
turn off after doors are
closed
Lights
(P. 197,
201)
Daytime
system
running
light
Automatic high beam*
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Level 1 to
5
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
0 seconds
30 seconds
60 seconds
90 seconds
On
Off
O
On
Off
— — O
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8-2. Customization
Function
Default
setting
Customized
setting
Interior lights illumination control
On
Off
Item
1
2
3
— — O
Off
Time elapsed
lights turn off
before
15 seconds
7.5 seconds
— O
O
30 seconds
Center console spot light
On
Off
— — O
Operation when
doors are unlocked
On
Off
— — O
Operation
after
the
power switch turned off
On
Off
— — O
Operation when you
approach the vehicle
with the electronic key
on your person
On
Off
— — O
On
Off
— — O
On
Off
— — O
the
Illumination
Ambient lights*
(P. 284)
Outer foot lights*
Off
Time elapsed before the
outer foot lights turn off*
15
seconds
7.5
seconds
— O
O
8
30
seconds
On
Off
— — O
Enable/disable
operation of the outer foot
lights when the doors are
unlocked with the power
door lock switch*
On
Off
— — O
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Enable/disable
operation of the outer foot
lights
when
you
approach the vehicle
with the electronic key
on your person*
482
8-2. Customization
Function
Default
setting
Customized
setting
Instrument panel light
auto dimmer control
Level 3
Level 1 to
— — O
5
Item
Instrument
panel
(P. 94)
Automatic
air condiA/C auto switch operationing systion
tem
(P. 268)
Auto
Touch
button
(on
the
Button sensor sensitivity
center
panel)
(P. 268,
280)
Level 3
Reverse operation
Rear
sunshade*
(P. 308)
On
Manual
1
2
— O
3
O
Level 1 to
— — O
3
Off
— — O
0 second
Time elapsed before the
reverse operation feature activates
0.7
seconds
0.9
seconds
— — O
1.2
seconds
*: If equipped
CAUTION
■ During customization
As the hybrid system needs to be operating during customization, ensure
that the vehicle is parked in a place with adequate ventilation. In a closed
area such as a garage, exhaust gases including harmful carbon monoxide
(CO) may collect and enter the vehicle. This may lead to death or a serious
health hazard.
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NOTICE
■ During customization
To prevent 12-volt battery discharge, ensure that the hybrid system is operating while customizing features.
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8-3. Items to initialize
Items to initialize
The following items must be initialized for normal system operation after such cases as the maintenance being performed on
the vehicle:
Item
When to initialize
Reference
• After the maintenance is performed
P. 337
• When changing the tire size
• When changing the tire inflaTire pressure warning systion pressure by changing
tem
traveling speed or load
weight, etc.
P. 364
Maintenance data
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For owners
9
Reporting safety defects for
U.S. owners ............................. 486
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Reporting safety defects for U.S. owners
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a
crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (Toll-free: 1-800331-4331).
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 call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free
at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to http://
www.safercar.gov ; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New
Jersey Ave, S.E., Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain other
information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
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Index
What to do if...
(Troubleshooting) .................... 488
Alphabetical index ..................... 494
Vehicles with a Display Audio system:
For details of equipment related to the Display Audio
system, such as the audio system, refer to the “Display
Audio System Owner's Manual”.
Vehicles with a navigation system:
For details of equipment related to the navigation system, such as the audio system, refer to the “Navigation
System Owner's Manual”.
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What to do if... (Troubleshooting)
What to do if... (Troubleshooting)
If you have a problem, check the following before contacting
your Toyota dealer.
The doors cannot be locked, unlocked, opened or closed
You lose your keys
● If you lose your mechanical keys, new genuine mechanical keys
can be made by your Toyota dealer. (P. 115)
● If you lose your electronic keys, the risk of vehicle theft increases
significantly. Contact your Toyota dealer immediately. (P. 116)
The doors cannot be locked or unlocked
● Is the electronic key battery weak or depleted? (P. 377)
● Is the power switch in ON mode?
When locking the doors, turn the power switch off. (P. 184)
● Is the electronic key left inside the vehicle?
When locking the doors, make sure that you have the electronic
key on your person.
● The function may not operate properly due to the condition of the
radio wave. (P. 126)
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The rear door cannot be opened
● Is the child-protector lock set?
The rear door cannot be opened from inside the vehicle when the
lock is set. Open the rear door from outside and then unlock the
child-protector lock. (P. 136)
The trunk lid is closed with the electronic key left inside
● The function to prevent the electronic key from being left inside the
trunk will operate and you can open the trunk as usual. Take the
key out from the trunk. (P. 118)
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What to do if... (Troubleshooting)
If you think something is wrong
The hybrid system does not start
● Did you press the power switch while firmly depressing the brake
pedal? (P. 183)
● Is the shift lever in P? (P. 186)
● Is the electronic key anywhere detectable inside the vehicle?
(P. 120)
● Is the steering wheel unlocked? (P. 186)
● Is the electronic key battery weak or depleted?
In this case, the hybrid system can be started in a temporary way.
(P. 439)
● Is the 12-volt battery discharged? (P. 440)
The shift lever cannot be shifted from P even if you
depress the brake pedal
● Is the power switch in ON mode?
If you cannot release the shift lever by depressing the brake
pedal with the power switch in ON mode (P. 437)
The steering wheel cannot be turned after the hybrid system is stopped
● It is locked automatically to prevent theft of the vehicle.
(P. 186)
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The windows do not open or close by operating the power
window switches
● Is the window lock switch pressed?
The power window except for the one at the driver’s seat cannot
be operated if the window lock switch is pressed. (P. 157)
The power switch is turned off automatically
● The auto power off function will be operated if the vehicle is left in
ACCESSORY or ON mode (the hybrid system is not operating) for
a period of time. (P. 185)
A warning buzzer sounds during driving
● The seat belt reminder light is flashing
Are the driver and the front passenger wearing the seat
belts? (P. 415)
● The brake system warning light is on
Is the parking brake released? (P. 195)
Depending on the situation, other types of warning buzzer may
also sound. (P. 412, 422)
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What to do if... (Troubleshooting)
An alarm is activated and the horn sounds
● Did anyone inside the vehicle open a door during setting the
alarm?
The sensor detects it and the alarm sounds. (P. 81)
To stop the alarm, turn the power switch to ON mode or start
the hybrid system.
A warning buzzer sounds when leaving the vehicle
● Is the message displayed on the multi-information display?
Check the message on the multi-information display.
A warning light turns on or a warning message is displayed
● When a warning light turns on, refer to P. 412.
● When a warning message is displayed, perform the correction procedure appropriate to the message.
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When a problem has occurred
If you have a flat tire
● Stop the vehicle in a safe place and replace the flat tire with the
spare tire. (P. 423)
The vehicle becomes stuck
● Try the procedure for when the vehicle becomes stuck in mud, dirt,
or snow. (P. 448)
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Alphabetical index
Alphabetical index
A
A/C ............................................ 268
Air conditioning filter ............. 375
Automatic air conditioning
system ................................ 268
ABS (Anti-lock Brake
System) .................................. 238
Function ................................ 238
Warning light......................... 413
Air conditioning filter .............. 375
Air conditioning system.......... 268
Air conditioning filter ............. 375
Automatic air conditioning
system ................................ 268
Airbags ....................................... 36
Airbag operating conditions .... 44
Airbag precautions
for your child......................... 39
Airbag warning light .............. 413
Correct driving posture ........... 28
Curtain shield airbag
operating conditions ............. 44
Curtain shield airbag
precautions........................... 42
Front passenger occupant
classification system............. 47
General airbag precautions .... 39
Locations of airbags................ 36
Modification and disposal
of airbags.............................. 43
Side airbag operating
conditions ............................. 44
Side airbag precautions .......... 39
Side and curtain shield
airbags operating
conditions ............................. 44
Side and curtain shield
airbags precautions .............. 39
SRS airbags............................ 36
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Alarm .......................................... 81
Alarm ...................................... 81
Warning buzzer .................... 412
Anchor brackets ........................ 58
Antennas
(smart key system) ............... 119
Anti-lock Brake
System (ABS) ........................ 238
Function................................ 238
Warning light......................... 413
Approach warning (dynamic
radar cruise control) ............. 227
Armrest..................................... 307
Assist grips.............................. 311
Audio input .............................. 283
Audio system........................... 280
Audio input............................ 283
AUX port/USB port ............... 283
USB memory ........................ 283
Automatic headlight leveling
system.................................... 200
Automatic high beam.............. 201
Automatic light control
system.................................... 197
AUX port................................... 283
Auxiliary boxes........................ 291
Alphabetical index
B
Back-up lights
Replacing light bulbs............. 400
Wattage ................................ 460
Battery (12-volt battery) .......... 358
If the 12-volt battery is
discharged.......................... 440
Preparing and checking before
winter.................................. 262
Warning light......................... 413
Battery (traction battery)........... 73
Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) ....... 251
Brake
Fluid ...................................... 356
Parking brake........................ 195
Regenerative braking.............. 71
Warning light................. 412, 414
Brake assist ............................. 238
Break-in tips............................. 167
Brightness control
Instrument panel light
control................................... 93
BSM (Blind Spot Monitor) ....... 251
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C
Care .................................. 330, 333
Aluminum wheels ................. 331
Exterior ................................. 330
Interior .................................. 333
Seat belts.............................. 334
Cargo capacity......................... 180
Cargo net.................................. 296
Caution label.............................. 73
Chains ...................................... 264
Child restraint system............... 54
Booster seats, definition ......... 55
Booster seats, installation....... 64
Convertible seats, definition ... 55
Convertible seats,
installation ............................ 61
Front passenger occupant
classification system ............ 47
Infant seats, definition............. 55
Infant seats, installation .......... 61
Installing CRS
with LATCH anchors ............ 59
Installing CRS with
seat belts.............................. 61
Installing CRS
with top tether strap.............. 65
496
Alphabetical index
Child safety ................................ 53
12-volt battery
precautions................. 360, 443
Airbag precautions.................. 39
Child restraint system ............. 54
How your child should wear
the seat belt.......................... 32
Installing child restraints ......... 58
Moon roof precautions .......... 163
Power window lock switch .... 157
Power window precautions ... 159
Rear door child-protectors .... 136
Removed electronic
key battery precautions ...... 378
Seat belt extender
precautions........................... 35
Seat belt precautions .............. 57
Seat heater precautions........ 306
Trunk precautions ................. 140
Child-protectors....................... 136
Cleaning ........................... 330, 333
Aluminum wheels.................. 331
Exterior ................................. 330
Interior................................... 333
Seat belts.............................. 334
Clock......................................... 299
Coat hooks ............................... 310
Compass .................................. 325
Condenser................................ 355
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Console box............................. 289
Consumption screen............... 102
Coolant ..................................... 353
Capacity................................ 457
Checking............................... 353
Preparing and checking before
winter.................................. 262
Cooling system........................ 353
Engine overheating............... 444
Hybrid system overheating ... 444
Cruise control
Cruise control ....................... 217
Dynamic radar cruise
control ................................ 221
Cup holders ............................. 290
Curtain shield airbags............... 37
Customizable features ............ 477
Alphabetical index
D
Daytime running light
system.................................... 199
Defogger
Front windshield.................... 273
Outside rear view mirrors...... 279
Rear window ......................... 279
Dimensions .............................. 452
Dinghy towing.......................... 182
Display
Cruise control........................ 217
Dynamic radar
cruise control ...................... 221
Multi-information display ......... 96
Trip information....................... 97
Warning message................. 422
Do-it-yourself
maintenance .......................... 343
Door courtesy lights
Wattage ................................ 460
Door lock
Doors .................................... 135
Smart key system ................. 117
Wireless remote control ........ 132
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Doors ........................................ 135
Automatic door locking
and unlocking system......... 137
Door glasses......................... 157
Door lock .............................. 135
Open door warning buzzer ... 121
Open door warning light ....... 414
Outside rear view mirrors ..... 154
Rear door child-protector...... 136
Driver’s seat position
memory .................................. 144
Driving ...................................... 166
Break-in tips.......................... 167
Correct driving posture ........... 28
Driving mode select switch ... 236
Hybrid vehicle driving tips..... 260
Procedures ........................... 166
Winter drive tips.................... 262
Dynamic radar cruise
control.................................... 221
498
Alphabetical index
E
Eco drive mode........................ 236
EDR (Event data recorder)........ 11
Electric motor
(traction motor) ....................... 69
Electric Power
Steering (EPS) ....................... 238
Function ................................ 238
Warning light......................... 413
Electronic key .......................... 114
Battery-saving function ......... 125
If the electronic key does not
operate properly ................. 438
Replacing the battery............ 377
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Emergency, in case of
If the 12-volt battery is
discharged.......................... 440
If the electronic key
does not operate
properly .............................. 438
If the hybrid system
will not start ........................ 435
If the shift lever
cannot be shifted from P .... 437
If the trunk opener is not
actuated ............................. 140
If the warning
buzzer sounds.................... 412
If the warning light turns on .. 412
If the warning message
is displayed ........................ 422
If you have a flat tire ............. 423
If you think something
is wrong.............................. 411
If your vehicle becomes
stuck................................... 448
If your vehicle has to be
stopped in an emergency... 407
If your vehicle needs
to be towed......................... 408
If your vehicle overheats....... 444
Emergency flashers ................ 406
Alphabetical index
Energy monitor ........................ 103
Engine
Accessory mode ................... 184
Compartment ........................ 349
Engine switch........................ 183
Hood ..................................... 346
How to start the
hybrid system ..................... 183
Identification number ............ 453
Ignition switch
(power switch) .................... 183
Overheating .......................... 444
Power switch......................... 183
Engine coolant......................... 353
Capacity................................ 457
Checking............................... 353
Preparing and checking
before winter....................... 262
Engine coolant temperature
gauge........................................ 91
Engine oil ................................. 350
Capacity................................ 455
Checking............................... 350
Preparing and checking
before winter....................... 262
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Engine switch .......................... 183
EPS (Electronic
Power Steering)..................... 238
Function................................ 238
Warning light......................... 413
EV drive mode ......................... 189
Event data recorder (EDR)........ 11
500
Alphabetical index
F
Flat tire...................................... 423
Floor mats .................................. 26
Fluid
Brake .................................... 459
Hybrid transmission .............. 458
Washer ................................. 357
Fog lights ................................. 206
Replacing light bulbs............. 394
Switch ................................... 206
Wattage ................................ 460
Front passenger occupant
classification system .............. 47
Front personal lights............... 285
Front seats ............................... 142
Adjustment............................ 142
Cleaning................................ 333
Correct driving posture ........... 28
Driving position memory ....... 144
Head restraints ..................... 148
Power easy access
system ................................ 144
Seat heaters ......................... 304
Seat position memory ........... 144
Seat ventilators ..................... 304
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Front side marker lights ......... 197
Light switch........................... 197
Replacing light bulbs ............ 401
Front turn signal lights ........... 194
Replacing light bulbs ............ 396
Turn signal lever ................... 194
Wattage ................................ 460
Fuel ........................................... 454
Capacity................................ 454
Fuel gauge.............................. 91
Information............................ 461
Refueling .............................. 212
Type.............................. 212, 454
Warning light......................... 415
Fuel consumption ..................... 97
Fuel filler door ......................... 212
If the fuel filler door
cannot be opened .............. 215
Refueling .............................. 212
Fuses ........................................ 379
Alphabetical index
G
Garage door opener ................ 312
Gauges ....................................... 91
Glove box ................................. 288
Grocery bag hooks.................. 296
H
Head restraints ........................ 148
Headlights ................................ 197
Automatic high beam ............ 201
Discharge headlights
precautions......................... 404
Light switch ........................... 197
Replacing light bulbs............. 401
Wattage ................................ 460
Heaters
Air conditioning system......... 268
Seat heaters ......................... 304
Outside rear view mirrors...... 279
Hill-start assist control............ 243
High-voltage components ........ 73
Hood ......................................... 346
Hooks
Coat hooks............................ 310
Grocery bag hooks ............... 296
Retaining hooks (floor mat)..... 26
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Horn .......................................... 196
Hybrid battery
(traction battery) ..................... 73
Hybrid battery
(traction battery)
air vents ................................... 74
Hybrid system............................ 69
Emergency shut off system .... 74
Energy monitor/
consumption screen ........... 102
EV drive mode ...................... 189
High voltage components ....... 73
Hybrid System Indicator ......... 94
Hybrid system precautions ..... 73
Hybrid vehicle driving tips..... 260
If the hybrid system
will not start ........................ 435
Overheating .......................... 444
Power (ignition) switch.......... 183
Starting the hybrid system .... 183
Vehicle proximity notification
system.................................. 70
Hybrid System Indicator ........... 94
Hybrid transmission................ 191
If the shift lever
cannot be shifted from P .... 437
S mode ................................. 192
502
Alphabetical index
I
I/M test ...................................... 342
Identification
Engine................................... 453
Vehicle .................................. 453
Ignition switch
(power switch) ....................... 183
Illuminated entry system ........ 286
Immobilizer system ................... 79
Indicators ................................... 89
Initialization
Maintenance ......................... 337
Tire pressure
warning system .................. 363
Inside rear view mirror ............ 152
Instrument panel
light control ............................. 93
Interior lights............................ 284
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Jack
Positioning a floor jack.......... 347
Vehicle-equipped jack .......... 424
Jack handle.............................. 424
Jam protection function
Moon roof ............................. 161
Power windows..................... 158
K
Keyless entry ........................... 117
Smart key system ................. 117
Wireless remote control........ 132
Keys.......................................... 114
Battery-Saving Function ....... 125
Electronic key ....................... 114
Power switch ........................ 183
If the electronic key
does not operate
properly .............................. 438
Key number plate ................. 114
Keyless entry ................ 117, 132
Mechanical key..................... 114
Power switch ........................ 183
Replacing the battery............ 377
Warning buzzer .................... 121
Wireless remote control
key...................................... 132
Knee airbags.............................. 37
Alphabetical index
L
LATCH anchors ......................... 59
Lever
Auxiliary catch lever.............. 346
Hood lock release lever ........ 346
Internal trunk release lever ... 139
Shift lever.............................. 191
Turn signal lever ................... 194
Wiper lever............................ 207
License plate lights ................. 197
Light switch ........................... 197
Replacing light bulbs............. 401
Wattage ................................ 460
Light bulbs
Replacing.............................. 392
Wattage ................................ 460
Lights
Automatic high beam ............ 201
Fog light switch ..................... 206
Headlight switch.................... 197
Illuminated entry system ....... 286
Interior light ........................... 285
Interior lights list.................... 284
Personal lights ...................... 285
Replacing light bulbs............. 392
Trunk light ............................. 139
Turn signal lever ................... 194
Vanity lights .......................... 298
Wattage ................................ 460
Load capacity........................... 180
Lock steering column ............. 186
Luggage net ............................. 296
Luggage security system ....... 139
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M
Maintenance
Do-it-yourself maintenance... 343
General maintenance ........... 338
Maintenance requirements ... 452
Reset the maintenance
data .................................... 336
Malfunction indicator lamp..... 413
Master warning light ............... 415
Meter........................................... 91
Indicators ................................ 89
Instrument panel
light control........................... 93
Meters..................................... 91
Multi-information display......... 96
Warning lights......................... 87
Mirrors
Inside rear view mirror .......... 152
Outside rear view mirror
defoggers ........................... 279
Outside rear view mirrors ..... 154
Vanity mirrors ....................... 298
Moon roof................................. 160
Jam protection function ........ 161
Operation.............................. 160
Multi-information display.......... 96
Cruise control ....................... 217
Dynamic radar cruise
control ................................ 221
Energy monitor ..................... 103
Switching the display .............. 97
Tachometer .......................... 192
Trip information....................... 97
Warning message................. 422
504
Alphabetical index
N
P
Navigation system*
Noise from under vehicle............ 8
O
Odometer.................................... 91
Oil
Engine oil .............................. 455
Opener
Hood ..................................... 346
Trunk..................................... 138
Outer foot lights....................... 284
Outside rear view mirrors ....... 154
Adjusting and folding ............ 154
Blind spot monitor ................. 251
Linked mirror function
when reversing ................... 155
Mirror position memory ......... 144
Outside rear view
mirror defoggers ................. 279
Overheating.............................. 444
Parking brake........................... 195
Operation.............................. 195
Parking brake engaged
warning buzzer................... 412
Parking lights........................... 197
Light switch........................... 197
Replacing light bulbs ............ 401
PCS (Pre-Collision
System) .................................. 245
Function................................ 245
PCS OFF switch ................... 246
Warning light......................... 414
Personal lights......................... 285
Power control unit..................... 73
Power control unit coolant ..... 353
Capacity................................ 457
Checking............................... 353
Preparing and checking
before winter ...................... 262
Power easy access
system.................................... 144
Power outlets........................... 302
Power steering (Electric
Power Steering system) ....... 238
Warning light......................... 413
Power switch ........................... 183
Power windows ....................... 157
Jam protection function ........ 158
Operation.............................. 157
Window lock switch .............. 157
Pre-Collision System (PCS).... 245
Function................................ 245
PCS OFF switch ................... 246
Warning light......................... 414
*: For vehicles with a navigation system, refer to the
“Navigation System Owner’s Manual”.
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R
Radar cruise control (dynamic
radar cruise control) ............. 221
Radiator .................................... 355
Rear personal lights ................ 285
Rear seat heaters..................... 305
Rear sunshade......................... 308
Rear turn signal lights............. 194
Replacing light bulbs............. 398
Turn signal lever ................... 194
Wattage ................................ 460
Rear view mirror
Inside rear view mirror .......... 152
Outside rear view mirrors...... 154
Rear window defoggers .......... 279
Refueling .................................. 212
Capacity................................ 454
Fuel types ............................. 454
If the fuel filler door
cannot be opened............... 215
Opening the fuel tank cap..... 214
Regenerative braking ................ 71
Replacing
Electronic key battery ........... 377
Fuses .................................... 379
Light bulbs ............................ 390
Tires...................................... 423
Reporting safety defects
for U.S. owners...................... 486
Reset the maintenance
data......................................... 337
Road accident cautions ............ 76
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S
Safety Connect ........................ 319
Seat belts ................................... 30
Adjusting the seat belt ............ 31
Automatic Locking
Retractor .............................. 32
Child restraint system
installation ............................ 61
Cleaning and maintaining
the seat belt........................ 334
Emergency Locking
Retractor .............................. 32
How to wear your seat belt ..... 30
How your child should wear
the seat belt.......................... 32
Pre-collision seat belts............ 31
Pregnant women, proper
seat belt use......................... 33
Reminder light and buzzer.... 415
Seat belt extender .................. 32
Seat belt pretensioners........... 31
SRS warning light ................. 413
Seat heaters ............................. 304
Seat position memory............. 144
Seat ventilators........................ 304
Seating capacity ...................... 180
506
Alphabetical index
Seats ......................................... 142
Adjustment............................ 142
Adjustment precautions ........ 143
Child seats/child restraint
system installation ................ 58
Cleaning................................ 333
Driving position memory ....... 144
Head restraints ..................... 148
Power easy access
system ................................ 143
Properly sitting in the seat ...... 28
Seat heaters ......................... 304
Seat position memory ........... 144
Seat ventilators ..................... 304
Sensor
Automatic high beam ............ 201
Automatic headlight
system ................................ 199
Humidity sensor .................... 278
Inside rear view mirror .......... 153
Radar sensor ........ 230, 246, 253
Rain-sensing windshield
wipers ................................. 210
Service plug ............................... 73
Service reminder
indicators ................................. 86
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Shift lever ................................. 191
Hybrid transmission .............. 191
If the shift lever
cannot be shifted from P .... 437
Shift lock system..................... 437
Side airbags ............................... 37
Side marker lights ................... 197
Light switch........................... 197
Replacing light bulbs ............ 401
Side mirrors ............................. 154
Adjusting and folding ............ 154
BSM (Blind spot monitor)...... 251
Linked mirror function
when reversing................... 155
Mirror position memory......... 144
Side turn signal lights............. 194
Replacing light bulbs ............ 401
Turn signal lever ................... 194
Smart key system.................... 117
Antenna location................... 119
Entry functions...................... 117
Starting the hybrid system .... 183
Snow tires ................................ 265
Alphabetical index
Spare tire .................................. 423
Inflation pressure .................. 459
Storage location.................... 424
Spark plug ................................ 457
Specifications .......................... 452
Speedometer.............................. 91
Sport mode............................... 236
Steering lock ............................ 186
Column lock release ............. 186
Steering wheel ......................... 151
Stop lights
Replacing light bulbs............. 401
Storage feature ........................ 287
Stuck
If the vehicle becomes
stuck ................................... 448
Sun shade
Rear ...................................... 308
Roof ...................................... 161
Sun visors ................................ 298
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Switches
BSM (Blind spot monitor)
switch ................................. 251
Compass switch ................... 325
Cruise control switch .... 217, 221
“DISP” button.......................... 97
Door lock switches................ 135
Driving mode select switch ... 236
Driving position memory
switches ............................. 144
Emergency flashers switch... 406
EV drive mode switch ........... 189
Fog light switch..................... 206
Garage door opener
switches ............................. 312
Ignition switch ....................... 183
Light switch........................... 197
Moon roof switches............... 160
Outside rear view mirror
switches ............................. 154
508
Alphabetical index
PCS OFF switch ................... 246
Power door lock switch ......... 135
Power switch......................... 183
Power window switches........ 157
Rear sunshade switch .......... 308
Rear window and outside
rear view mirror defoggers
switch ................................. 279
Seat heater switches ............ 304
Seat ventilator switches ........ 304
“SOS” button......................... 319
Tire pressure warning reset
switch ................................. 364
Trunk opener switch ............. 138
Trunk opener main switch..... 139
Vehicle-to-vehicle distance
button ................................. 224
VSC/TRAC OFF switch ........ 239
Window lock switch............... 157
Windshield wipers
and washer switch.............. 207
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T
Tachometer .............................. 192
Tail lights.................................. 197
Light switch........................... 197
Replacing light bulbs ............ 401
Theft deterrent system
Alarm ...................................... 81
Immobilizer system................. 79
Tire inflation pressure............. 459
Maintenance data ................. 459
Warning light......................... 415
Tire information ....................... 464
Glossary ............................... 471
Size....................................... 467
Tire identification number ..... 466
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading .............................. 469
Tire pressure warning
system.................................... 363
Function................................ 363
Initializing.............................. 363
Installing tire pressure warning
valves and transmitters ...... 363
Registering ID codes ............ 365
Tire pressure warning reset
switch ................................. 364
Warning light......................... 415
Alphabetical index
Tires .......................................... 362
Chains................................... 264
Checking............................... 362
If you have a flat tire ............. 423
Inflation pressure .................. 459
Information............................ 464
Replacing.............................. 423
Rotating tires......................... 362
Size....................................... 459
Snow tires ............................. 265
Spare tire .............................. 423
Tire pressure warning
system ................................ 363
Warning light......................... 415
Tools ......................................... 424
Top tether strap ......................... 65
Total load capacity .................. 180
Towing
Dinghy towing ....................... 182
Emergency towing ................ 408
Trailer towing ........................ 181
TRAC (Traction Control) ......... 238
Traction battery
(hybrid battery)........................ 73
Traction motor
(electric motor) ........................ 69
Transmission ........................... 191
Driving mode select switch ... 236
Hybrid transmission .............. 191
If the shift lever cannot be
shifted from P ..................... 437
S mode ................................. 192
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Trip information......................... 97
Trip meters................................. 91
Trunk ........................................ 138
Internal trunk release lever ... 139
Luggage security system...... 139
Smart key system ................. 118
Trunk features ...................... 296
Trunk grip ............................. 138
Trunk light............................. 139
Trunk opener main switch .... 139
Trunk opener switch ............. 138
Wireless remote control........ 132
Trunk light
Trunk light............................. 139
Wattage ................................ 460
Turn signal lights .................... 194
Replacing light bulbs .... 396, 398
Turn signal lever ................... 194
Wattage ................................ 460
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Alphabetical index
U
USB port ................................... 283
V
Vanity lights
Vanity lights .......................... 298
Wattage ................................ 460
Vanity mirrors .......................... 298
Vehicle data recordings ............ 10
Vehicle identification
number ................................... 453
Vehicle proximity notification
system...................................... 70
Vehicle Stability Control
(VSC) ...................................... 238
Ventilators
(seat ventilators) ................... 304
VSC
(Vehicle Stability Control) .... 238
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W
Warning buzzers
Approach warning................. 227
Brake system........................ 412
Downshifting ......................... 192
Pre-collision braking ............. 245
Seat belt reminder ................ 415
Warning lights ........................... 87
ABS ...................................... 413
Brake system........................ 412
Charging system................... 413
Electric power steering ......... 413
Low engine oil pressure........ 413
Low fuel level........................ 415
Malfunction indicator lamp.... 413
Master warning light ............. 415
Open door............................. 414
Parking brake indicator......... 412
Pre-collision system.............. 414
Seat belt reminder light......... 415
Slip indicator ......................... 414
SRS ...................................... 413
Tire pressure ........................ 415
Warning messages.................. 422
Alphabetical index
Washer...................................... 207
Checking............................... 357
Preparing and checking
before winter....................... 262
Switch ................................... 207
Washing and waxing ............... 330
Weight
Cargo capacity...................... 180
Load limits............................. 180
Weight................................... 452
Wheels
Replacing wheels.................. 372
Size....................................... 459
Window glasses....................... 157
Window lock switch ................ 157
Windows................................... 157
Power windows..................... 157
Rear window defogger.......... 279
Windshield wipers ................... 207
Intermittent windshield wipers
with interval adjuster........... 207
Rain-sensing windshield
wipers ................................. 209
Winter driving tips ................... 262
Wireless remote
control key ............................. 132
Battery-Saving Function ....... 125
Locking/Unlocking................. 132
Replacing the battery............ 377
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GAS STATION INFORMATION
Auxiliary catch lever
Trunk opener
Fuel filler door
P. 346
P. 138
P. 214
Hood lock release
lever
Tire inflation
pressure
P. 346
P. 459
Fuel tank capacity
(Reference)
17.0 gal. (64.35 L, 14.2 Imp. gal.)
Fuel type
Unleaded gasoline only
P. 212, 454
Cold tire inflation
pressure
P. 459
Engine oil capacity
(Drain and refill —
reference)
P. 455
Engine oil type
P. 455
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