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■If the wireless charger LED indicators flash

If the wireless charging surface of the tray becomes too hot, the LED indica- tors 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 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 engine ●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.


■Items unsuitable for storing (type B only)

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 regarding interference with electronic devices (vehicles with a

wireless charger) ●People with implantable cardiac pacemakers, cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators should main- tain 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 con- sult 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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To prevent damage to the hooks, do not apply too much load to the hooks.

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Other interior features

Sun visors

To set the visor in the forward position, flip it down. To set the visor in the side posi- tion, flip down, unhook, and swing it to the side. 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.


To prevent battery discharge, do not leave the vanity lights on for extended periods while the engine is off.

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Clock The clock can be adjusted by pressing the buttons.  Type A

 Type B

Adjusts the hours Pressing and holding the button adjusts the hours forward quickly 1 hour at a time. 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.

■The clock is displayed when

The engine switch is in ACCESSORY or IGNITION ON mode. ■When disconnecting and reconnecting 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


■The outside temperature is displayed when

The engine switch is in IGNITION ON mode.


In the following situations, the correct outside temperature may not be dis- played, or the display may take longer than normal to change. ●When the vehicle is stopped, or moving at low speeds (less than 16 mph [25


●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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Power outlets The power outlets can be used for 12 V accessories that run on less than 10 A. ■ Console box

■ Instrument panel  Type A

 Type B

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■The power outlets can be used when

The engine switch is in ACCESSORY or IGNITION ON mode.


●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 battery discharge, do not use the power outlets longer than

necessary when the engine is off.

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Armrest Fold down the armrest for use.


To prevent damage to the armrest, do not apply too much load on the arm- rest.

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Rear sunshade (if equipped) The rear sunshade can be raised and lowered by pressing the switch shown below. Extends/retracts shade

the rear sun-

■The rear sunshade can be used when

The engine switch is in IGNITION 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 engine is turned off when the rear sunshade has been lowered due to the reverse operation feature, it will not be raised even when the engine is turned on again and the vehicle reaches a speed of 9 mph (15 km/h). To raise the sunshade again, press the button.


Settings (e.g. time elapsed before the reverse operation feature activates) can be changed. (Customizable features: P. 449)


When the rear sunshade is being raised or lowered, do not place fingers or other objects in the fastener section or in the opening. They may get caught, causing injury.

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To prevent battery discharge, do not operate the rear sunshade when the engine is not running. To ensure normal operation of the sunshade, observe the following precau- tions. ●Do not place excessive load on the motor or other components. ●Do not place objects where they may hinder opening and closing opera-


●Do not attach items to the rear sunshade. ●Keep the opening clean and clear of obstructions. ●Do not operate the rear sunshade continuously for long periods of time.

Trunk storage extension Long objects can be loaded into the vehicle by utilizing the trunk space and rear seat area. Fold down the armrest.

Push down the handle and open the armrest door. The armrest door can be locked and the unlocked mechanical key.


Lock Unlock


■When not in use

Ensure that the armrest door is closed. In the event of sudden braking, items stored in the trunk may be thrown for- ward into the cabin, resulting in injury.

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Coat hooks The coat hooks are provided with the rear assist grips.


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.

Assist grips An assist grip installed on the ceil- ing can be used to support your body while sitting on the seat.


Do not use the assist grip when getting in or out of the vehicle or rising from your seat.


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 manu- factured 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.

Indicator light Buttons

: If equipped

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■ Programming the HomeLink Point the remote control for the device 1 to 3 in. (25 to 75
mm) from the HomeLink control buttons. Keep the indicator light on the HomeLink in view while pro- gramming.


Press and hold one of the HomeLink® buttons and the transmitter button. When the HomeLink® light changes from a slow to a rapid flash, you can release both buttons. 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 HomeLink® button” instructions. (P. 297)


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is of

the operation of

Test 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 if your garage operate, see transmitter 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 rap- idly for 2 seconds and then remains lit. If your transmitter is the Rolling Code type, proceed to the heading “Programming a rolling code system”. 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.

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. Press the training button. Following this step, you have 30 seconds in which to initiate step 3
below. 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. If the garage door opens, the programming process is complete. If the door does not open, press and release the button a third time. This third press and release will complete the programming process by opening the garage door. The ceiling mounted garage door opener motor should now recognize the HomeLink transceiver and operate the garage door. Repeat the steps above to program another rolling code system for any of the remaining HomeLink buttons.

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■ Programming an entry gate (for U.S.A. owners)/Programming

all devices in the Canadian market

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. Press and hold the selected HomeLink button. Repeatedly press and release (cycle) the device’s remote control button for two seconds each until step 4 is completed. When the indicator light on the HomeLink compatible trans- ceiver starts to flash rapidly, release the buttons. Test the operation of the HomeLink by pressing the newly pro- grammed button. Check to see if the gate/device operates cor- rectly. 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 program- ming” 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 out- side buttons for 10 seconds until the indicator light flashes.

If you sell your vehicle, be sure to erase the programs stored in the HomeLink memory.

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■Before programming

●Install a new battery in the transmitter. ●The battery side of the transmitter must be pointed away from the


■Certification for the garage door opener

 For vehicles sold in the U.S.A. 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 vehicles sold in Canada NOTE: Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, includ- ing interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

■For additional programming assistance with your HomeLink® Universal

Transceiver Visit on the web at or call 1-800-355-3515.


■When programming a garage door or other remote control device

The garage door may operate, so ensure people and objects are out of dan- ger 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 cel- lular technology to provide safety and security features to sub- scribers. 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 All use of the Safety Connect service is subject to such then-applicable Terms and Conditions.

■ System components

Microphone LED light indicators “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 ser- vice providers. (P. 302) *: U.S. Patent No. 7,508,298 B2

● Stolen Vehicle Location

Helps drivers in the event of vehicle theft. (P. 303)

● Emergency Assistance Button (SOS)

Connects drivers to response-center support. (P. 303)

● Enhanced Roadside Assistance

Provides drivers various on-road assistance. (P. 303)

■ Subscription

After you have signed the Telematics Subscription Service Agree- ment 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 availabil- ity, 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 subscrip- tion 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 Telecommuni-

cations Act and the device is not TTY compatible.


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.

■When contacting the response center

You may be unable to contact the response center if the network is busy.

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Safety Connect LED light Indicators When the engine switch is turned to IGNITION ON mode, the red indi- cator 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 automati- cally treats the call as an emergency, contacts the nearest emer- gency 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 author- ities to assist them in locating and recovering the vehicle. After filing a police report, call the Safety Connect response center at 1-800- 331-4331 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

■ 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.

■ Enhanced Roadside Assistance

Enhanced Roadside Assistance adds GPS data to the already included warranty-based Toyota roadside service. 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

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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 wire- less phones. Those guidelines are consistent with the safety stan- dards 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 Measure-

ment) Report 86 [1986]

● ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation

Protection) [1996]

Those standards were based on comprehensive and periodic eval- uations of the relevant scientific literature. Over 120 scientists, engi- neers, 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

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 interfer- ence, 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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The compass on the inside rear view mirror indicates the direc- tion in which the vehicle is heading.

■ Operation To turn the compass on or off, press the switch for more than 3

■ Displays and directions












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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.

■ Deviation calibration

Stop the vehicle. Press and hold the switch. A number (1 to 15) appears on the compass display.

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 cali- bration is complete.

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■ Circling calibration

When “C” appears on the dis- play, drive the vehicle at 5 mph (8 km/h) or less in a circle until a direction is displayed.

If there is not enough space to drive in a circle, drive around the block until the direction is dis- played.

■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 inter- ference by artificial magnetic fields (underground car park/parking lot, under a steel tower, between buildings, roof car park/parking lot, near an intersec- tion, near a large vehicle, etc.).

●The vehicle has become magnetized.

(There is a magnet or metal object near the inside rear view mirror.)

●The battery has been disconnected. ●A door is open.


■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 cir- cling calibration.

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■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 win-

dows, etc.) as they may interfere with the calibration.

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6-1. Maintenance and care Cleaning and protecting the vehicle exterior.......... 310
Cleaning and protecting the vehicle interior........... 314

6-2. Maintenance Maintenance requirements................... 317
General maintenance........ 319
Emission inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs......................... 323

6-3. Do-it-yourself maintenance Do-it-yourself service precautions ..................... 324
Hood ................................. 326
Positioning a floor jack ...... 327
Engine compartment......... 328
Tires .................................. 340
Tire inflation pressure ....... 350
Wheels .............................. 353
Air conditioning filter.......... 356
Electronic key battery........ 358
Checking and replacing fuses ............................... 360
Light bulbs......................... 363

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Cleaning and protecting the vehicle exterior

Perform the following to protect the vehicle and maintain it in prime condition:

● Working from top to bottom, liberally apply water to the vehicle body, wheel wells and underside of the vehicle to remove any dirt and dust.

● Wash the vehicle body using a sponge or soft cloth, such as a


● 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.

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■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 fol- lowing 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 sys-

tem. (P. 113)

■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 clean- ers. 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.


Do not scrub with abrasive cleaners.

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■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) Set the wiper switch to off. If the wiper switch is in “AUTO”, the wip- ers may operate unexpectedly in the fol- lowing situations, and may result in hands being caught or other serious inju- ries and cause damage to the wiper blades.


●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 mal- function. If this occurs, consult your Toyota dealer.

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■To prevent paint deterioration and corrosion on the body and compo-

nents (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 wind-

shield wipers) Set the wipers switch to off. If AUTO mode is selected, the wipers may operate and the wiper blades may be damaged.

■When using a high pressure car wash

Do not bring the nozzle tip close to boots (rubber or resin manufactured cover), connectors or the following parts. The parts may be damaged if they come into contact with high-pressure water.

• Traction related parts • Steering parts

• Suspension parts • Brake parts

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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.

Cleaning the synthetic leather areas ● Remove loose dirt using a vacuum cleaner. ● Apply a mild soap solution to the synthetic leather using a sponge

or soft cloth.

● Allow the solution to soak in for a few minutes. Remove the dirt and

wipe off the solution with a clean, damp cloth.

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■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 keep- ing 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.


■Water in the vehicle

●Do not splash or spill liquid in the vehicle.

Doing so may cause electrical components etc. to malfunction or catch fire.

●Do not get any of the SRS components or wiring in the vehicle interior wet.

(P. 36) 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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■Cleaning detergents

●Do not use the following types of detergent, as they may discolor the vehi-

cle 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 alco-


●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 uphol- stery, as they may stick to the leather surface if the vehicle interior heats up significantly.

■Water on the floor

Do not wash the vehicle floor with water. Vehicle systems such as the audio system may be damaged if water comes into contact with electrical components such as the audio system above or under the floor of the vehicle. Water may also cause the body to rust.

■When cleaning the inside of the windshield (vehicles with Toyota

Safety Sense P) Do not allow glass cleaner to contact the lens. Also, do not touch the lens. (P. 209)

■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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Maintenance requirements

To ensure safe and economical driving, day-to-day care and reg- ular maintenance are essential. It is the owner’s responsibility to perform regular checks. Toyota recommends the following main- tenance:

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 “Sched- uled 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 War- ranty 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 war- ranty coverage.

■Resetting the message indicating maintenance is required (U.S.A. only) After the required maintenance is performed according to the maintenance schedule, please reset the message. To reset the message, follow the procedure described below:

Turn the engine switch off with the trip meter A reading shown. (P. 80) While pressing the trip meter reset knob (P. 80), turn the engine switch to IGNITION ON mode 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 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 Califor- nia to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Avoid exposure and wash any affected area immediately.

●Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds which are known to cause brain damage. Wash your hands after handling. (P. 336)

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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/Sched- uled 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


Check points


Brake fluid

Engine coolant

Engine oil

Exhaust system


Washer fluid

Check the battery fluid level and connections. (P. 336) Is the brake fluid at the correct level? (P. 335) Is the engine coolant at the correct level? (P. 332) Is the engine oil at the correct level? (P. 329) There should not be any fumes or strange sounds. The radiator and condenser should be free from foreign objects.

(P. 334)

Is there sufficient washer fluid?

(P. 339)

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Vehicle interior


Check points

Accelerator pedal

Automatic mechanism



• The accelerator pedal should move smoothly (without uneven pedal effort or catching).

• When parked on a slope and the shift lever is in P, is the vehicle securely stopped?

• Does

the brake pedal move


• Does the brake pedal have appro-

priate clearance from the floor? (P. 430) • Does the brake pedal have the

correct amount of free play?

(P. 430) • The vehicle should not pull to one side when the brakes are applied. • The brakes should work effec-



• The brake pedal should not feel

• The brake pedal should not get too close to the floor when the brakes are applied.

Brake pedal


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Check points

• Do

the head

restraints move

smoothly and lock securely?

• Do the indicators and buzzers

function properly?

• Do all the lights come on? • Moves smoothly? • When parked on a slope and the parking brake is on, is the vehicle securely stopped?

seat belts operate

• The seat belts should not be dam-

• Do

the smoothly?


• Do the seat controls operate prop-


• Does the steering wheel rotate


• Does the steering wheel have the

correct amount of free play?

• There should not be any strange sounds coming from the steering wheel.

Head restraints



Parking brake

Seat belts


Steering wheel

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Vehicle exterior



Engine hood

Fluid leaks


Windshield wipers


■If the engine is running

Check points doors/trunk

• Do

the smoothly?


• Does the engine hood lock system

work properly?

• There should not be any signs of fluid leakage after the vehicle has been parked.

• Is the tire inflation pressure cor-


• The tires should not be dam-

aged or excessively worn.

• Have


tires been rotated according to the maintenance schedule?

• The wheel nuts should not be


• The wiper blades should not show any signs of cracking, splitting, wear, contamination or deforma- tion.

• The wiper blades should clear the windshield without streaking or skipping.

Turn the engine off and ensure that there is adequate ventilation before per- forming maintenance checks.

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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 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 sev- eral driving trips The error code in the OBD system will not be cleared unless the vehi- cle 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.

Parts and tools • Baking soda

• Warm water • Grease • Conventional wrench (for terminal clamp bolts) • Distilled water • FMVSS No.116 DOT 3 or SAE J1703 brake fluid • Rag or paper towel • Funnel (used only for adding brake fluid) • “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 For the U.S.A.: “Toyota Super Long Life Coolant” is pre-mixed with 50% coolant and 50% deionized water. For Canada: “Toyota Super Long Life Coolant” is pre-mixed with 55% coolant and 45% deionized water.

• Funnel (used only for adding coolant) • “Toyota Genuine Motor Oil” or equivalent • Rag or paper towel • Funnel (used only for adding engine oil) • Fuse with same amperage rating as original • Bulb with same number and wattage rating as origi-


• Phillips-head screwdriver • Flathead screwdriver

• Wrench

• Tire pressure gauge • Compressed air source

• Water or washer fluid containing antifreeze (for win-

ter use)

• Funnel (used only for adding water or washer fluid)


Battery condition (P. 336)

Brake fluid level (P. 335)

Engine level (P. 332)


Engine oil level (P. 329)

Fuses (P. 360)

Light bulbs (P. 363)

Radiator and con- denser (P. 334) Tire inflation