You may also be interested in...
View Full Screen

Full Text Preview

Download Manual

Foreword

Welcome to the growing group of value–conscious people who drive Toyotas. We are proud of the advanced engineering and quality construction of each vehicle we build. This Owner’s Manual explains the operation of your new Toyota. Please read it thoroughly and have all the occupants follow the instructions carefully. Doing so will help you enjoy many years of safe and trouble–free motoring. For important information about this manual and your Toyota, read the following pages carefully. When it comes to service, remember that your Toyota dealer knows your vehicle best and is interested in your complete satisfaction. He will provide quality maintenance and any other assistance you may require. If there is not a Toyota dealer near you, or you need emergency assistance for any reason, please call the following number:

(cid:1) U.S. OWNERS: (cid:1) CANADIAN OWNERS: Toyota Canada Customer Interaction Centre

Toyota Customer Assistance Center

Toll–free:1–800–331–4331 Toll–free:1–888–TOYOTA–8 (1–888–869–6828)

Please leave this Owner’s Manual in this vehicle at the time of resale. The next owner will need this information also. All information and specifications in this manual are current at the time of printing. However, because of Toyota’s policy of continual product improvement, we reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice. Please note that this manual applies to all models and explains all equipment, including options. Therefore, you may find some explanations for equipment not installed on your vehicle.

 2001 TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION All rights reserved. This material may not be reproduced or copied, in whole or in part, without the written permission of Toyota Motor Corporation.

i

Important information about this manual

Safety and vehicle damage warnings

Safety symbol

Throughout this manual, you will see safety and vehicle dam- age warnings. You must follow these warnings carefully to avoid possible injury or damage. The types of warnings, what they look like, and how they are used in this manual are explained as follows:

CAUTION

This is a warning against something which may cause injury to people if the warning is ignored. You are informed about what you must or must not do in order to avoid or reduce the risk to yourself and other people.

NOTICE

This is a warning against something which may cause damage to the vehicle or its equipment if the warning is ignored. You are informed about what you must or must not do in order to avoid or re- duce the risk of damage to your Prius and its equipment.

ii

When you see the safety symbol shown above, it means: “Do not...”; “Do not do this”; or “Do not let this happen”.

Important information about your Toyota

New vehicle warranty

Your new vehicle limited warranties:

is covered by

the

following Toyota

(cid:1) New vehicle warranty (cid:1) Emission control systems warranty (cid:1) Others For the “Owner’s Warranty Information Booklet” or “Owner’s Manual Sup- plement”.

information, please

further

refer

to

Your responsibility for maintenance

It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure the speci- fied maintenance is performed. Section 7 gives details of these maintenance requirements. Also included in Sec- tion 7 is general maintenance. For scheduled mainte- nance information, please refer to the “Scheduled Main- tenance Guide” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement”.

iii

Accessories, spare parts and modification of your Toyota

for Toyota vehicles are currently available

A wide variety of non–genuine spare parts and accesso- ries in the market. Using these spare parts and accessories which are not genuine Toyota products may adversely affect the safety of your vehicle, even though these parts may be approved by certain authorities in your country. Toyota therefore cannot accept any liability or guarantee spare parts and accessories which are not genuine Toyota products, nor for replacement or installation in- volving such parts.

This vehicle should not be modified with non–genuine Toyota products. Modification with non–genuine Toyota products could affect its performance, safety or durabili- ty, and may even violate governmental regulations. In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from the modification may not be covered under warranty.

Spark ignition system of your Toyota

The spark ignition system in your Toyota meets all re- quirements of the Canadian Interference–Causing Equip- ment Standard.

Installation of a mobile two–way radio system

As the installation of a mobile two–way radio system in your vehicle could affect electronic systems such as multiport fuel injection system / sequential multiport fuel injection system, cruise control system, anti–lock brake system, SRS airbag system, seat belt pretensioner sys- tem and Toyota hybrid system, be sure to check with your Toyota dealer for precautionary measures or special instructions regarding installation.

Scrapping of your Toyota

in The SRS airbag and seat belt pretensioner devices your Toyota contain explosive chemicals. If the vehicle is scrapped with the airbags and 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 preten- sioner removed and disposed of by the qualified service shop or by your Toyota dealer before you dispose of your vehicle.

CAUTION

When your vehicle or battery needs to be dis- posed of, be sure to consult your Toyota dealer. Hybrid vehicle batteries must be collected through Toyota dealers. If your vehicle is dis- posed of without dismantling, someone could receive an electric shock by touching the high voltage parts of the hybrid vehicle battery. If the battery is not disposed of properly, its contents can cause death or serious injury.

iv

Hybrid vehicle battery

Hybrid vehicle battery has a life. Call your Toyota dealer for information concerning recycling or disposal of hybrid vehicle battery and your vehicle.

limited service

CAUTION

Precautions for use

of hybrid vehicle

The vehicle has both high voltage DC and AC systems as well as a 12–volt system. DC and AC high voltage are both very dangerous and can cause death or serious injury, se- vere burns and electric shock. (cid:1) In order to avoid personal injuries, do not touch the high voltage cables (orange colored) and their connectors.

(cid:1) Follow the caution labels attached to the high volt-

age parts.

(cid:1) Do not remove or replace the high voltage parts such as the inverter unit (located in the engine compartment), hybrid vehicle battery (located be- tween rear seat and trunk), etc.

(cid:1) Do not touch the service plug located in the left side trim of the trunk without hybrid system tech- nical training. (See “Precautions for use” on page 12 in Section 1–2.) This component is provided to disable the high voltage system in case of servic- ing at a Toyota dealer.

v

CAUTION

If an accident occurs

(cid:1) When your Toyota needs to be towed, do it with the front wheels raised. For details on towing, see “If your vehicle needs to be towed” on page 180 in Section 5.

(cid:1) Pull your Toyota off the road, put the selector le-

ver in “P” and remove the ignition key.

(cid:1) In order to avoid personal injuries, do not touch any high voltage wirings and their connectors, and high voltage parts (inverter unit, hybrid vehicle battery, etc.).

(cid:1) If some exposed electric wirings are protruding in- side or outside of your Toyota, an electric shock may occur. Never touch the electric wirings.

touch

it because

(cid:1) If fluid leaks or gets in some parts of the vehicle, never it may be electrolyte (strong alkali) from the hybrid vehicle battery. If it gets into your skin or eyes, wash off immediately with a large amount of water, if possible, boric acid solution, and get immediate medical attention in order to help avoid serious injury.

(cid:1) If a vehicle fire occurs, extinguish it using a fire extinguisher for the exclusive use on electric fires. Or, use a large amount of water to prevent flam- mable gas from being generated from the batteries.

vi

CAUTION

High Voltage

Your vehicle is equipped with cables connected to parts of the vehicle subject to high voltage (about 300 V). There are some other parts which reach high temperatures when you are driving. Never touch bat- tery cables (wrapped in orange–colored harnesses) and their connector since high voltages are applied and they are dangerous. Caution labels are applied to these parts to identify them. Carefully observe the instructions on these caution labels.

00p001

vii

viii

SECTION 3

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

INFORMATION BEFORE DRIVING YOUR TOYOTA Break–in period Fuel Fuel pump shut–off systemm Operation in foreign countries Three–way catalytic converter Toyota HC adsorber and catalyst system Engine exhaust cautions Facts about engine oil consumption Iridium–tipped spark plugs Brake system Brake pad wear limit indicators Luggage stowage precautions Your Toyota’s identification Theft prevention labels Suspension and chassis Type of tires

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

146 146 148 148

149 150 151 152 152 156 156 157 158 158 158

145

Break–in period Drive gently and avoid high speeds. Your vehicle does not need an elaborate break–in. But following a few simple tips for the first 1000 km (600 miles) can add to the future economy and long life of your vehicle: (cid:1) Do not drive over 100 km/h (62 mph). (cid:1) Avoid full–throttle starts. (cid:1) Try to avoid hard stops during the first

300 km (200 miles).

Fuel FUEL TYPE Your vehicle must use only unleaded gasoline. To help prevent gas station mixups, your To- yota has a smaller fuel tank opening. The special nozzle on pumps with unleaded fuel will fit it, but the larger standard nozzle on pumps with leaded gas will not. At a minimum, the gasoline you use should meet the specifications of ASTM D4814 in the U.S.A. and CGSB 3.5–M93 in Canada.

NOTICE

Do not use leaded gasoline. Use of leaded gasoline will cause the three– way catalytic converter to lose its effectiveness and the emission con- trol system to function improperly. Also, this can increase maintenance costs.

OCTANE RATING Select unleaded gasoline with an Oc- tane Rating of 87 (Research Octane Number 91) or higher.

146

fuel, or

the recommended

Use of unleaded fuel with an octane num- ber or rating lower than stated above will cause persistent heavy knocking. If se- vere, this will lead to engine damage. If your engine knocks ... If you detect heavy knocking even when using if you hear steady knocking while holding a steady speed on level roads, consult your Toyota dealer. However, now and then, you may notice light knocking for a short time while accel- erating or driving up hills. This is no cause for concern. GASOLINE CONTAINING DETERGENT ADDITIVES Toyota recommends the use of gasoline that contains detergent additives to avoid build– up of engine deposits. However, all gasoline sold in the U.S. con- tains detergent additives to keep clean and/or clean intake systems.

QUALITY GASOLINE Automotive manufacturers in the U.S., Eu- rope and Japan have developed a specifica- tion for quality fuel named World–Wide Fuel Charter (WWFC) that is expected to be applied world wide. The WWFC consists of three categories that depend on required emission levels. In the U.S., category 3 has been adopted. The WWFC improves air quality by providing for better emissions in vehicle fleets, and customer satisfaction through better vehicle performance. CLEANER BURNING GASOLINE Cleaner burning gasoline, including refor- mulated gasoline that contains oxygenates such as ethanol or MTBE is available in many areas. Toyota recommends the use of cleaner burning gasoline and appropriately blended reformulated gasoline. These types of gas- oline provide excellent vehicle perfor- mance, reduce vehicle emissions, and im- prove air quality.

OXYGENATES IN GASOLINE Toyota allows the use of oxygenate blended gasoline where the oxygenate content is up to 10% ethanol or 15% MTBE. If you use gasohol in your Toyota, be sure that it has an octane rating no lower than 87. Toyota does not recommend the use of gasoline containing methanol. GASOLINE CONTAINING MMT Some gasoline contain an octane en- hancing additive called MMT (Methylcy- clopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl). Toyota does not recommend the use of gasoline that contains MMT. If fuel con- taining MMT is used, your emission con- trol system may be adversely affected. The Malfunction Indicator Lamp on the in- strument cluster may come on. If this hap- pens, contact your Toyota dealer for ser- vice.

GASOLINE QUALITY In a very few cases, you may experience driveability problems caused by the partic- ular gasoline that you are using. If you continue to have unacceptable driveability, try changing gasoline brands. If this does not rectify your problem, then consult your Toyota dealer.

NOTICE

(cid:3) Do not use gasohol other than stated above. It will cause fuel sys- tem damage or vehicle performance problems.

(cid:3) If drivability problems are encoun- tered (poor hot starting, vaporizing, engine knock, etc.), discontinue its use.

(cid:3) Take care not to spill gasohol dur- ing refueling. Gasohol may cause paint damage.

147

FUEL TANK CAPACITY

45 L (11.9 gal., 9.9 lmp. gal.)

is approved

The given fuel tank capacity is measured testing condition on EPA/CARB ORVR which for nominal capacity

Loading...
x