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With  the  headlights  on,  push
the lever away from you to turn
on the high beams. 

Pull  the  lever  toward  you  to  the
center  position  to  turn  the  high
beams off.

Pull  the  lever  toward  you  and
release  it  to  flash  the  high
beams once. 

You can flash the high beams with the headlights on or off.

● When the steering wheel or turn signal lever is operated while the

headlights are on (low beam), a cornering light will turn on and light
up  the  direction  of  movement  of  the  vehicle. The  cornering  lights
are designed to ensure excellent visibility when making a turn at an
intersection.

However,  when  vehicle  speed  is  approximately  93  mph  (150  km/h)  or
higher, the cornering lights will not turn on.

● When the shift lever is in R while the headlights are on (low beam),

both cornering lights will turn on. This is designed to enhance visi-
bility when parking.

Turning on the high beam headlights

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2

Cornering lights (if equipped)

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Daytime running light system

Type A: 
The daytime running lights illuminate using the same lights as the low beam
headlights and illuminate dimmer than the low beam headlights.
Type B: 
The daytime running lights illuminate using the same lights as the parking
lights and illuminate brighter than the parking lights.

To make your vehicle more visible to other drivers during daytime driving,
the  daytime  running  lights  turn  on  automatically  when  all  of  the  following
conditions are met. (The daytime running lights are not designed for use at
night.)
• The engine is running
• The parking brake is released
• The headlight switch is in the 

 or 

*

 position

*

: When the surroundings are bright

The daytime running lights remain on after they illuminate, even if the parking
brake is set again.

For U.S.A.: Daytime running lights can be turned off by operating the switch.

Compared  to  turning  on  the  headlights,  the  daytime  running  light  system
offers greater durability and consumes less electricity, so it can help improve
fuel economy.

Cornering lights (if equipped)
When the cornering lights are on for more than 30 minutes, they will turn off
automatically.

Headlight control sensor
The sensor may not function properly if an
object is placed on the sensor, or anything
that  blocks  the  sensor  is  affixed  to  the
windshield. 
Doing  so  interferes  with  the  sensor
detecting  the  level  of  ambient  light  and
may  cause  the  automatic  headlight  sys-
tem to malfunction. 

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Automatic light off system

When the headlights are on: The headlights and tail lights turn off 30 sec-
onds after the engine switch is turned to ACCESSORY mode or turned off
and a door is opened and closed. (The lights turn off immediately if 
on the key is pressed twice after all the doors are closed.)

When only the tail lights are on: The tail lights turn off automatically if the
engine switch is turned to ACCESSORY mode or turned off and the driver’s
door is opened.

To turn the lights on again, turn the engine switch to IGNITION ON mode, or
turn the light switch off once and then back to 

or

.

If any of the doors or trunk lid is kept open, the lights automatically turn off
after 20 minutes.

Light reminder buzzer (except when the light switch is in 

)

A buzzer sounds when the engine switch is turned off or turned to ACCES-
SORY mode and the driver's door is opened while the lights are turned on.

Windshield wiper linked headlight illumination
When driving during daytime with the headlight switch turned to 

, if the

windshield  wipers  are  used,  the  headlights  will  turn  on  automatically  after
several seconds to help enhance the visibility of your vehicle.

Battery-saving function
In the following conditions, the remaining lights will go off automatically after
20 minutes in order to prevent the vehicle battery from being discharged:

The headlights and/or tail lights are on.

The engine switch is in ACCESSORY mode or turned off.

This function will be canceled in any of the following situations:

When the engine switch is turned to IGNITION ON mode.

When the light switch is operated

When a door or the trunk is opened or closed

Welcome lighting
If the headlight switch is turned to 

 and the surrounding area is dark,

unlocking  the  doors  using  the  smart  key  system  or  wireless  remote  control
will turn the parking lights and tail lights on automatically.

Customization
Some functions can be customized. (

P. 491)

NOTICE

To prevent battery discharge
Do  not  leave  the  lights  on  longer  than  necessary  when  the  engine  is  not
running.

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Push  the  lever  away  from  you
with the headlight switch in the

 or 

 position.

Press  the  Automatic  High
Beam switch.

The Automatic  High  Beam  indica-
tor  will  come  on  when  the  system
is operating.

Automatic High Beam

The Automatic High Beam uses a camera sensor located behind
the upper portion of the windshield to assess the brightness of
the lights of vehicles ahead, streetlights, etc., and automatically
turns the high beams on or off as necessary.

WARNING

Limitations of the Automatic High Beam
Do not overly rely on the Automatic High Beam. Always drive safely, taking
care  to  observe  your  surroundings  and  turning  the  high  beams  on  or  off
manually if necessary.

To prevent incorrect operation of the Automatic High Beam system
Do not overload the vehicle.

Activating the Automatic High Beam

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Switching to the low beams
Pull the lever to its original posi-
tion.

The Automatic  High  Beam  indi-
cator will turn off.
Push the lever away from you to
activate  the  Automatic  High
Beam system again.

Switching to the high beams
Press  the  Automatic  High
Beam switch.

The Automatic  High  Beam  indi-
cator  will  turn  off  and  the  high
beam indicator will turn on.
Press  the switch to  activate the
Automatic  High  Beam  system
again.

Turning the high beams on/off manually

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Conditions to turn the high beams on/off automatically

When all of the following conditions are met, the high beams will be turned
on automatically (after approximately 1 second):
• The vehicle speed is approximately 21 mph (34 km/h) or more.
• The area ahead of the vehicle is dark.
• There are no vehicles ahead with headlights or tail lights turned on.
• There are few streetlights on the road ahead.

If any of the following conditions is met, the high beams will turn off automat-
ically:
• The vehicle speed is below approximately 17 mph (27 km/h).
• The area ahead of the vehicle is not dark.
• Vehicles ahead have their headlights or tail lights turned on.
• There are many streetlights on the road ahead.

Camera sensor detection information

The high beams may not be automatically turned off in the following situa-
tions:
• When a vehicle suddenly appears from around a curve
• When the vehicle is cut in front of by another vehicle
• When vehicles ahead cannot be detected due to repeated curves, road

dividers or roadside trees

• When vehicles ahead appear in a faraway lane on a wide road
• When the lights of vehicles ahead are not on

The high beams may be turned off if a vehicle ahead that is using fog lights
without its headlights turned on is detected.

House lights, street lights, traffic signals, and illuminated billboards or signs
and other reflective objects may cause the high beams to change to the low
beams, or the low beams to remain on.

The  following  factors  may  affect  the  amount  of  time  taken  for  the  high
beams to turn on or off:
• The  brightness  of  the  headlights,  fog  lights,  and  tail  lights  of  vehicles

ahead

• The movement and direction of vehicles ahead
• When a vehicle ahead only has operational lights on one side
• When a vehicle ahead is a two-wheeled vehicle
• The condition of the road (gradient, curve, condition of the road surface,

etc.)

• The number of passengers and amount of luggage in the vehicle

The high beams may turn on or off unexpectedly.

Bicycles or similar vehicles may not be detected.

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In the following situations the system may not be able to correctly detect the
surrounding brightness level. This may cause the low beams to remain on
or the high beams to flash or dazzle pedestrians or vehicles ahead. In such
a case, it is necessary to manually switch between the high and low beams.
• When driving in inclement weather (heavy rain, snow, fog, sandstorms,

etc.)

• When the windshield is obscured by fog, mist, ice, dirt, etc.
• When the windshield is cracked or damaged
• When the camera sensor is deformed or dirty
• When the temperature of the camera sensor is extremely high
• When the surrounding brightness level is equal to that of headlights, tail

lights or fog lights

• When  headlights  or  tail  lights  of  vehicles  ahead  are  turned  off,  dirty,

changing color, or not aimed properly

• When the vehicle is hit by water, snow, dust, etc. from a preceding vehi-

cle

• When driving through an area of intermittently changing brightness and

darkness

• When frequently and repeatedly driving ascending/descending roads, or

roads  with  rough,  bumpy  or  uneven  surfaces  (such  as  stone-paved
roads, gravel roads, etc.)

• When  frequently  and  repeatedly  taking  curves  or  driving  on  a  winding

road

• When there is a highly reflective object ahead of the vehicle, such as a

sign or mirror

• When the back of a preceding vehicle is highly reflective, such as a con-

tainer on a truck

• When  the  vehicle's  headlights  are  damaged  or  dirty,  or  are  not  aimed

properly

• When the vehicle is listing or titling due to a flat tire, a trailer being towed,

etc.

• When  the  headlights  are  changed  between  the  high  beams  and  low

beams repeatedly in an abnormal manner

• When the driver believes that the high beams may be flashing or dazzling

pedestrians or other drivers

Temporarily lowering sensor sensitivity
The sensitivity of the sensor can be temporarily lowered.

Turn the engine switch off while the following conditions are met.
• The headlight switch is in 

.

• The headlight switch lever is in high beam position.
Turn the engine switch to the IGNITION ON mode.
Within 5 seconds after 

, repeat pulling the headlight switch lever to the

original position then pushing it to the high beam position quickly 9 times,
then leave the lever in high beam position.

Automatic  High  Beam  (headlights)  may  turn  on  even  when  the  vehicle  is
stopped.

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2

3

2

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The wiper operation is selected by moving the lever as follows. When
intermittent windshield wiper operation is selected, the wiper interval
can be also adjusted.

*

1

 or 

 

*

2

Intermittent  windshield
wiper operation 
The  intermittent  wind-
shield  wiper  operates
more frequently as vehi-
cle  speed  becomes
higher.

*

1

 or 

 

*

2

Low  speed  windshield
wiper operation

*

1

 or 

 

*

2

High  speed  windshield
wiper operation

*

1

 or 

 

*

2

Temporary operation

*

1

: For U.S.A.

*

2

: For Canada

Wiper  intervals  can  be  adjusted  when  intermittent  operation  is
selected.

Increases the intermittent wind-
shield wiper frequency
Decreases 

the 

intermittent

windshield wiper frequency

Windshield wipers and washer

Operating the wiper lever

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2

3

4

5

6

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Washer/wiper dual operation

Wipers will automatically operate a
couple  of  times  after  the  washer
squirts. 
(After  operating  several  times,  the
wipers  operate  once  more  time
after a short delay to prevent drip-
ping.  However,  the  dripping  pre-
vention does not operate while the
vehicle is moving.)

The windshield wiper and washer can be operated when
The engine switch is in IGNITION ON mode.

If no windshield washer fluid sprays
Check that the washer nozzles are not blocked if there is washer fluid in the
windshield washer fluid reservoir.

When stopping the engine in an emergency while driving
If the windshield wipers are operating when the engine is stopped, the wind-
shield  wipers  will  operate  in  high  speed  operation.  After  the  vehicle  is
stopped, operation will return to normal when the engine switch is turned to
IGNITION ON mode, or operation will stop when the driver’s door is opened.

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WARNING

Caution regarding the use of washer fluid
When it is cold, do not use the washer fluid until the windshield becomes
warm. The fluid may freeze on the windshield and cause low visibility. This
may lead to an accident, resulting in death or serious injury.

NOTICE

When the windshield is dry
Do not use the wipers, as they may damage the windshield.

When the washer fluid tank is empty
Damage  to  the  washer  fluid  pump  may  be  caused  if  the  lever  is  pulled
toward you and held continually.

When a nozzle becomes blocked
In this case, contact your Toyota dealer.
Do not try to clear it with a pin or other object. The nozzle will be damaged.

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When the windshield wipers are not being used, they retract to below
the hood. To enable the windshield wipers to be lifted when parking in
cold conditions or when replacing a windshield wiper insert, change
the rest position of the windshield wipers to the service position using
the wiper lever.

Raising the wipers to the service position
Within  approximately  45  sec-
onds  of  turning  the  engine
switch off, move the wiper lever
to  the 

 

*

1

  or 

 

*

2

position and hold it for approxi-
mately 2 seconds or more.

The wipers will move to the ser-
vice position.

*

1

: For U.S.A.

*

2

: For Canada

Lifting the windshield wipers
While  holding  the  hook  portion
of  the  wiper  arm,  lift  the  wind-
shield  wiper  from  the  wind-
shield.

Changing  the  windshield  wiper  rest  position/Lifting  the  wind-
shield wipers

Hook portion

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Lowering the windshield wipers to the retracted position
With the windshield wipers placed on the windshield, turn the engine switch
to IGNITION ON mode and then move the wiper lever to an operating posi-
tion. When the wiper switch is turned off, the windshield wipers will stop at the
retracted position.

NOTICE

When lifting the windshield wipers

Do  not  lift  the  windshield  wipers  when  they  are  in  the  retracted  position
below the hood. Otherwise, they may contact the hood, possibly resulting
in damage to a windshield wiper and/or the hood.

Do not operate the wiper lever when the windshield wipers are lifted. Oth-
erwise, the windshield wipers may contact the hood, possibly resulting in
damage to the windshield wipers and/or hood.

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4-4. Refueling

● Close all the doors and windows, and turn the engine switch off.
● Confirm the type of fuel.

Fuel types
P. 468, 475

Fuel tank opening for unleaded gasoline
To  help  prevent  incorrect  fueling,  your  vehicle  has  a  fuel  tank  opening  that
only accommodates the special nozzle on unleaded fuel pumps.

If the fuel level gauge is malfunctioning
The malfunction indicator lamp may illuminate if the fuel level gauge is mal-
functioning.  (A  malfunction  may  be  detected  and  the  malfunction  indicator
lamp may illuminate erroneously in some situations, such as when the vehicle
is refueled repeatedly when the fuel tank is nearly full.)

Opening the fuel tank cap

Perform the following steps to open the fuel tank cap: 

Before refueling the vehicle

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WARNING

When refueling the vehicle
Observe the following precautions while refueling the vehicle. Failure to do
so may result in death or serious injury.

After  exiting  the  vehicle  and  before  opening  the  fuel  door,  touch  an
unpainted metal surface to discharge any static electricity. It is important to
discharge static electricity before refueling because sparks resulting from
static electricity can cause fuel vapors to ignite while refueling.

Always hold the grips on the fuel tank cap and turn it slowly to remove it. 
A  whooshing  sound  may  be  heard  when  the  fuel  tank  cap  is  loosened.
Wait until the sound cannot be heard before fully removing the cap. In hot
weather, pressurized fuel may spray out the filler neck and cause injury.

Do  not  allow  anyone  that  has  not  discharged  static  electricity  from  their
body to come close to an open fuel tank.

Do not inhale vaporized fuel.
Fuel contains substances that are harmful if inhaled.

Do not smoke while refueling the vehicle.
Doing so may cause the fuel to ignite and cause a fire.

Do not return to the vehicle or touch any person or object that is statically
charged.
This may cause static electricity to build up, resulting in a possible ignition
hazard.

When refueling
Observe the following precautions to prevent fuel overflowing from the fuel
tank:

Securely insert the fuel nozzle into the fuel filler neck.

Stop filling the tank after the fuel nozzle automatically clicks off.

Do not top off the fuel tank.

NOTICE

Refueling
Do not spill fuel during refueling. 
Doing  so  may  damage  the  vehicle,  such  as  causing  the  emission  control
system to operate abnormally or damaging fuel system components or the
vehicle’s painted surface.

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Press  the  opener  to  open  the
fuel filler door.

Turn the fuel tank cap slowly to
remove  it  and  hang  it  on  the
back of the fuel filler door.

After  refueling,  turn  the  fuel  tank
cap  until  you  hear  a  click.  Once
the  cap  is  released,  it  will  turn
slightly in the opposite direction.

Opening the fuel tank cap

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Closing the fuel tank cap

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If the fuel filler door cannot be opened
Remove  the  cover  inside  the  trunk  and
pull the lever.

WARNING

When replacing the fuel tank cap
Do not use anything but a genuine Toyota fuel tank cap designed for your
vehicle.  Doing  so  may  cause  a  fire  or  other  incident  which  may  result  in
death or serious injury.

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4-5. Using the driving support systems

PCS (Pre-Collision System)

P. 216

LDA (Lane Departure Alert with steering control)

P. 228

Automatic High Beam

P. 196

Dynamic radar cruise control with full-speed range

P. 238

Toyota Safety Sense P

The Toyota Safety Sense P consists of the following drive assist
systems and contributes to a safe and comfortable driving expe-
rience:

WARNING

Toyota Safety Sense P
The Toyota  Safety  Sense  P  is  designed  to operate  under  the  assumption
that the driver will drive safely, and is designed to help reduce the impact to
the occupants and the vehicle in the case of a collision or assist the driver in
normal driving conditions.
As there is a limit to the degree of recognition accuracy and control perfor-
mance that this system can provide, do not overly rely on this system. The
driver is always responsible for paying attention to the vehicle's surround-
ings and driving safely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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