Toyota Avalon (2019 year). Manual - part 8

 

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Panic mode

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. 

When riding in an aircraft
When bringing an electronic key onto an aircraft, make sure you do not press
any button on the electronic key while inside the aircraft cabin. If you are car-
rying 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. 

Conditions affecting operation
P. 127

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 engine
stops.

As the electronic key always receives radio waves, the battery will become
depleted even if the electronic key is not used. The following symptoms indi-
cate  that  the  electronic  key  battery  may  be  depleted.  Replace  the  battery
when necessary. (

P. 408)

• 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 reduce key battery depletion when the electronic key is to not be used for
long periods of time, set the electronic key to the battery-saving mode. 
(

P. 127)

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 

  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.
To stop the alarm, press any button on the
electronic key.

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Replacing the battery
P. 408

Confirmation of the registered key number
The number of keys already registered to the vehicle can be confirmed. Ask
your Toyota dealer for details.

If a wrong key is used
The key cylinder rotates freely to isolate inside mechanism.

Certification for wireless remote control
P. 130

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  equip-
ment, 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 appli-
ances  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, caus-
ing the key to not function properly.

In case of a smart key system malfunction or other key-related prob-
lems
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 signifi-
cantly.  Visit  your  Toyota  dealer  immediately  with  all  remaining  electronic
keys that were provided with your vehicle.

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Smart key system

Carry the electronic key to enable this function.

Grip the driver’s door handle
to  unlock  the  door.  Holding
the  driver’s  door  handle  for
approximately  2  seconds
unlocks  all  the  doors.  Grip
the  front  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. 119)

Touch  the  lock  sensor  (the  indentation  on  the  side  of  the  door
handle) to lock the doors.

Check that the door is securely locked.

Wireless remote control

Locks all the doors

Check  that  the  door  is  securely
locked.

Unlocks all the doors

Pressing the button unlocks the
driver’s  door.  Pressing  the  but-
ton  again  within  3  seconds
unlocks the other doors.
Press and hold to open the win-
dows

*

2

  and  moon  roof.

*

1,  2

(

P. 150, 155)

*

1

: If equipped

*

2

: This setting must be customized at your Toyota dealer.

Doors

Unlocking and locking the doors from the outside

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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)
Windows and moon roof:
A buzzer sounds to indicate that the windows and moon roof are operating.

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.

When the door cannot be locked by the lock sensor on the surface of the
door handle

Door lock buzzer
If  an  attempt  to  lock  the  doors  is  made  when  a  door  is  not  fully  closed,  a
buzzer sounds continuously. Fully close the door to stop the buzzer, and lock
the vehicle once more.

Setting the alarm
Locking the doors will set the alarm system. (

P. 72)

If the smart key system or the wireless remote control does not operate
properly
Use the mechanical key to lock and unlock the doors. (

P. 452)

Replace the key battery with a new one if it is depleted. (

P. 408)

When  the  door  cannot  be  locked  even  if
the lock sensor on the surface of the door
handle  is  touched  by  a  finger,  touch  the
lock sensor with the palm.
When gloves are being worn, remove the
gloves.

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Door lock switches

Locks all the doors
Unlocks all the doors

Inside lock buttons

Locks the door
Unlocks the door

The  front  doors  can  be  opened
by  pulling  the  inside  handle
even  if  the  lock  buttons  are  in
the lock position.

Move the inside lock button to the lock position.
Close the door.
The door cannot be locked if the engine switch is in ACCESSORY
or IGNITION ON mode, or the electronic key is left inside the vehi-
cle.

The key may not be detected correctly and the door may be locked.

Unlocking and locking the doors from the inside

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1
2

Locking the front doors from the outside without a key

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The door cannot be opened from
inside the vehicle when the lock is
set.

Unlock
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. 

The following functions can be set or cancelled:

For instructions on customizing, refer to P. 493.

Rear door child-protector lock

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Automatic door locking and unlocking systems

Function

Operation

Speed linked door locking function

All  doors  are  automatically  locked
when  vehicle  speed  is  approxi-
mately 12 mph (20 km/h) or higher.

Shift position linked door locking 
function

All  doors  are  automatically  locked
when shifting the shift lever out of P.

Shift position linked door unlocking 
function

All doors are automatically unlocked
when shifting the shift lever to P.

Driver’s door linked door unlocking 
function

All doors are automatically unlocked
when driver’s door is opened.

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Switching the door unlock function
It is possible to set which doors the entry function unlocks using the wireless
remote control. 

Turn the engine switch off.

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 

.)

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. 72)

Impact detection door lock release system
In the event that the vehicle is subject to a strong impact, all the doors are
unlocked. Depending on the force of the impact or the type of accident, how-
ever, the system may not operate.

Open door warning buzzer
If the vehicle reaches a speed of 3 mph (5 km/h), the master warning light
flashes  and  a  buzzer  sounds  to  indicate  that  the  door(s)  are  not  yet  fully
closed.
The open door(s) is displayed on the multi-information display.

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2

Multi-information 

display

Unlocking function

Beep

 

Holding  the  driver’s  door
handle  unlocks  only  the
driver’s door.

Exterior:  Beeps  3
times
Interior: Pings once

Holding  the  front  passen-
ger’s  door  handle  unlocks
all the doors.

 

Holding  either  front  door
handle  unlocks  all  the
doors.

Exterior: 

Beeps

twice
Interior: Pings once

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Using the mechanical key
The doors can also be locked and unlocked with the mechanical key. 
(

P. 452)

Conditions affecting the operation of the smart key system or wireless
remote control
P. 127

Customization
Some functions can be customized. (

P. 491)

WARNING

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 falling out,
resulting in death or serious injury.

Ensure that all doors are properly closed.

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.

When opening or closing a door
Check the surroundings of the vehicle such as whether the vehicle is on an
incline,  whether  there  is  enough  space  for  a  door  to  open  and  whether  a
strong wind is blowing. 
When opening or closing the door, hold the door handle tightly to prepare
for any unpredictable movement.

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Press the trunk opener switch.

Smart key system

While  carrying  the  electronic
key,  press  the  button  on  the
trunk lid.

When all the doors are unlocked
using one of the following meth-
ods,  the  trunk  can  be  opened
without the electronic key:

• Entry function
• Wireless remote control
• Door lock switches
• Automatic door unlocking system
• Mechanical key

Wireless remote control

Press and hold the switch.

A buzzer sounds.

Trunk

The  trunk  can  be  opened  using  the  trunk  opener  switch,  entry
function or wireless remote control.

Opening the trunk from inside the vehicle

Opening the trunk from outside the vehicle

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Trunk light
The trunk light turns on when the trunk is opened.

Function to prevent the trunk being locked with the electronic key inside

When all doors are 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 by pressing the trunk release but-
ton on the trunk lid.

If the spare electronic key is put in the trunk with all the doors locked, the
key  confinement  prevention  function  is  activated  so  the  trunk  can  be
opened.  In  order  to  prevent  theft,  take  all  electronic  keys  with  you  when
leaving the vehicle.

If the electronic key is put in the trunk with all the doors locked, the key may
not be detected depending on the location of the key 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.

Open trunk warning buzzer
If the vehicle reaches a speed of 3 mph (5 km/h), the master warning light
flashes and a buzzer sounds to indicate that the trunk is not yet fully closed.

Internal trunk release lever

Using the mechanical key
The trunk can be also opened using the mechanical key. (

P. 453)

If the smart key system or the wireless remote control does not operate
properly
Use the mechanical key to unlock the trunk. (

P. 453)

Replace the key battery with a new one if it is depleted. (

P. 408)

Customization
Some functions can be customized. (

P. 491)

The trunk lid can be opened by pulling up
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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WARNING

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 colli-
sion, they are susceptible to death or serious injury. 

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WARNING

Using the trunk
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may cause parts of the body to be caught, resulting in seri-
ous 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.

Use caution when opening or closing the trunk lid in windy weather as it
may move abruptly in strong wind.

On an incline it is more difficult to open or close the trunk lid 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.

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. 

When  opening  the  trunk  lid,  take  care
so that it does not hit anyone in the face
or any other part of the body.

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.

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● Locks and unlocks the doors (P. 115)
● Opens the trunk (P. 121)
● Starts the engine (P. 174)

Antenna location

Effective range (areas within which the electronic key is detected)

Smart key system

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.

Antennas outside the cabin
Antennas inside the cabin
Antenna inside the trunk
Antenna outside the trunk

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  either of  the  front  out-
side  door  handles.  (Only  the  doors
detecting the key can be operated.)

When starting the engine or changing engine switch modes

The  system  can  be  operated  when  the  electronic  key  is  inside  the
vehicle.

When opening 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.

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2
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4

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Alarms and warning indicators
A combination of  exterior and interior alarms as well as warning messages
shown on the multi-information display are used to prevent theft of the vehicle
and  accidents  resulting  from  erroneous  operation.  Take  appropriate  mea-
sures in response to any warning message on the multi-information display.
(

P. 433) 

When only an alarm sounds, circumstances and correction procedures are as
follows.

Battery-saving function
The battery-saving function will be activated in order to prevent the electronic
key battery and the vehicle 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.

Alarm

Situation

Correction procedure

Exterior  alarm  sounds
once for 5 seconds

An  attempt  was  made
to lock the vehicle while
a door was open.

Close  all  of  the  doors
and  lock  the  doors
again.

The  trunk  was  closed
while the electronic key
was still inside the trunk
and  all  the  doors  were
locked.

Retrieve  the  electronic
key  from  the  trunk  and
close the trunk lid.

Interior alarm pings 
repeatedly

The engine  switch was
turned to ACCESSORY
mode while the driver’s
door  was  open  (The
driver’s 

door 

was

opened 

when 

the

engine  switch  was  in
ACCESSORY mode).

Turn  the  engine  switch
off  and  close  the
driver’s door.

The engine  switch was
turned  off  while  the
driver’s door was open.

Close the driver’s door.

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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.

Conditions affecting operation
The smart key system, wireless remote control and engine immobilizer sys-
tem  use  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  engine  immobilizer  system
from operating properly. (Ways of coping: 

P. 452)

When the electronic key battery is depleted

Near a TV tower, electric power plant, gas station, radio station, large dis-
play, airport or other facility that generates strong radio waves or electrical
noise

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
• Portable radio, cellular phone, cordless phone or other wireless commu-

nication devices

• Another vehicle’s electronic key, another electronic key of your vehicle, 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

When  the  electronic  key  is  placed  near  a  battery  charger  or  electronic
devices

When  the  vehicle  is  parked  in  a  pay  parking  spot  where  radio  waves  are
emitted.

Press 

 twice while pressing and hold-

ing 

.  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 elec-
tronic key buttons.

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3-2. Opening, closing and locking the doors

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 engine is started or engine
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 recep-
tion 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.

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 elec-
tronic key can be used to unlock the vehicle.

Even if the electronic key is not inside the vehicle, it may be possible to start
the engine 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.)

Touching the door lock sensor while wearing gloves may delay or prevent
lock operation. Remove the gloves and touch the lock sensor again.

When the lock operation is performed using the lock sensor, recognition sig-
nals  will  be  shown  up  to  two  consecutive  times. After  this,  no  recognition
signals will be given.

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If the door handle becomes wet while the electronic key is within the effec-
tive range, the door may lock and unlock repeatedly. In this 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. 127)

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 dis-
play and a buzzer will sound outside the vehicle. To turn off the alarm, lock
all the doors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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