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Air Conditioning Anti-lock Brake System Automatic Locking Retractor Advanced Parking Guidance System Child Restraint System Display Economy/Ecology Electronic Control Unit Event Data Recorder Emergency Locking Retractor Electric Power Steering Electric Vehicle Gross Axle Weight Ratings Global Positioning System Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Emission Inspection and Maintenance Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children Light Emitting Diode Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl Mud and Snow Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether


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On Board Diagnostics Pre-Collision System Power Supplemental Restraint System Tire Identification Number Tire Pressure Monitoring (Warning) System Traction Control Treadwear Indicator Vehicle Identification Number Vehicle Stability Control


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Main Owner’s Manual

Please note that this manual applies to all models and explains all equip- ment, 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 vehi- cles 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. Mod- ification with non-genuine Toyota products could affect its performance, safety or durability, and may even violate governmental regulations. In addi- tion, damage or performance problems resulting from the modification may not be covered under warranty.


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 ● 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 spe- cial instructions regarding installation. High voltage parts and cables on the hybrid vehicles emit approximately the same amount of electromagnetic waves as the conventional gasoline pow- ered vehicles or home electronic appliances despite of their electromagnetic shielding. Unwanted noise may occur in the reception of the mobile two-way radio.


Vehicle control and operation data recording

Your Toyota is equipped with sophisticated computers that record certain information about your vehicle’s operation, such as: • Engine speed • Electric motor speed (traction motor speed) • Accelerator status • Brake status • Vehicle speed • Shift position The data recorded varies according to the grade level and options the vehi- cle is equipped with. The computers do not record conversations, sound or pictures. ● Data usage Toyota may use the data recorded in these computers to diagnose malfunc- tions, 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 govern- ment agency

• 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 ser- vices, please refer to the Safety Connect Telematics Subscription Service Agreement for information on data collected and its usage.


Event data recorder

This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). The main pur- pose 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/fas-

• 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 non-trivial crash situ- ation occurs; no data are recorded by the EDR under normal driving condi- tions 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 official request by the police, a court of law or a govern- ment agency.

• For use by Toyota in a law suit 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

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 Your vehicle has components that may contain perchlorate. These compo- nents may include airbag, seat belt pretensioners, and wireless remote con- trol batteries.



■General precautions while driving

Driving under the influence: Never drive your vehicle when under the influ- ence of alcohol or drugs that have impaired your ability to operate your vehi- cle. 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 dis- tracts 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.

■Disposal of the hybrid battery (traction battery)

If your vehicle is disposed of without the hybrid battery (traction battery) hav- ing 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 (traction battery) must be disposed of by your Toyota dealer or a qualified service shop. If the hybrid battery (traction battery) is not disposed of properly, it may cause electric shock that can result in death or serious injury.


Symbols used throughout this manual

Cautions & Notices


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


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

Symbols used in illustrations

Safety symbol

The symbol of a circle with a slash through it means “Do not”, “Do not do this”, or “Do not let this happen”.

Arrows indicating operations

Indicates the action (pushing, turn- ing, etc.) used to operate switches and other devices. Indicates the outcome of an opera- tion (e.g. a lid opens).




1 Before driving

Information on the hybrid system and adjusting and op- erating features such as door locks, mirrors, and steer- ing column

2 When driving

Driving, stopping and safe-driving information

3 Interior features

Air conditioning and audio systems, as well as other in- terior features for a comfortable driving experience

4 Maintenance

and care

Cleaning and protecting your vehicle, performing do-it- yourself maintenance, and maintenance information

5 When trouble


What to do if the vehicle needs to be towed, gets a flat tire, or is involved in an accident

6 Vehicle


Detailed vehicle information

7 For owners

Reporting safety defects for U.S. owners, and seat belt and SRS airbag instructions for Canadian owners


Alphabetical listing of information contained in this manual


1-1. Hybrid system Hybrid system features

Your vehicle is a hybrid vehicle. It has characteristics different from conventional vehicles. Be sure you are closely familiar with the char- acteristics of your vehicle, and operate with care. 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.

Gasoline engine Electric motor (traction motor)


1-1. Hybrid system

■ 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. When shift position is in N, the hybrid battery (traction battery) will not be charged. Thus, shift to P when the vehicle is stopped. In addition, when driving in heavy traffic, use D or B. *: However, when the hybrid battery (traction battery) need to be charged or while the engine is being warmed up, the gasoline engine may not stop automatically. (→P. 33)

■ 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 gaso- line engine via the electric motor (traction motor).

■ When braking (regenerative braking)

The electric motor (traction motor) charges the hybrid battery (traction battery).



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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).

■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 B.

●The brake pedal is depressed while driving with the shift position in D or


■Hybrid System Indicator

Hybrid System Indicator represents the hybrid system power output and regener- ative charging. (→P. 225)


1-1. Hybrid system

■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 ●When the temperature of the hybrid battery (traction battery) is high or




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●During hybrid battery (traction battery) charging ●When the heater is switched on *: Depending on the circumstances, the gasoline engine may also not stop