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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. 355)

*

: U.S. Patent No. 7,508,298 B2

● Stolen Vehicle Location

Helps drivers in the event of vehicle theft. (

P. 355)

● Emergency Assistance Button (“SOS”)

Connects drivers to response-center support. (

P. 355)

● Enhanced Roadside Assistance

Provides drivers various on-road assistance. (

P. 355)

Subscription
After you have signed the Telematics Subscription Service Agree-
ment and are enrolled, you can begin receiving services. 
A variety of subscription terms are available for purchase. Contact
your  Toyota  dealer,  call  the  following  appropriate  Safety  Connect
response center or push the “SOS” button in your vehicle for further
subscription details.

• The United States

1-855-405-6500

• Canada

1-888-869-6828

• Puerto Rico

1-877-855-8377

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Safety Connect Services Information

Phone calls using the vehicle’s Bluetooth

®

 technology will not be possible

during Safety Connect.

Safety Connect is available beginning Fall 2009 on select Toyota models (in
the  contiguous  United  States  only).  Contact  with  the  Safety  Connect
response center is dependent upon the telematics device being in operative
condition, cellular connection availability, and GPS satellite signal reception,
which  can  limit  the  ability  to  reach  the  response  center  or  receive  emer-
gency  service  support.  Enrollment  and  Telematics  Subscription  Service
Agreement  are  required.  A  variety  of  subscription  terms  are  available;
charges vary by subscription term selected and location.

Automatic Collision Notification, Emergency Assistance and Stolen Vehicle
Location  are  available  in  the  United  States,  including  Hawaii  and Alaska,
Puerto Rico and Canada, and Enhanced Roadside Assistance are available
in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

Automatic Collision Notification, Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle and
Enhanced Road Assistance are not available in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
For vehicles first sold in the U.S. Virgin Islands, no Safety Connect services
are available in or outside the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Safety Connect services are not subject to section 255 of the Telecommuni-
cations Act and the device is not TTY compatible.

Languages
The Safety Connect response center will offer support in multiple languages.
The Safety Connect system will offer voice prompts in English, Spanish, and
French. 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.

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 LED light Indicators

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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.

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 1-855-
405-6500 in the Unites States, 1-877-855-8377 in Puerto Rico or 1-
888-869-6828 in  Canada,  and  follow  the prompts  for  Safety Con-
nect 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 Toyota.com in the United
States, Toyotapr.com in Puerto Rico and Toyota.ca in Canada.

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  Toyota.com  in  the  United  States,  Toyotapr.com  in
Puerto Rico and Toyota.ca in Canada.

Safety Connect services

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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. 

Safety information for Safety Connect

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Certification for Safety Connect
FCC ID: LHJ-TVN
IC: 2807E-TVN

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● 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

chamois.

● 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.

Vehicles with a rear spoiler: In certain automatic car washes, the rear spoiler
may  interfere  with  machine  operation.  This  may  prevent  the  vehicle  from
being cleaned properly or result in damage to the rear spoiler.

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.

Cleaning and protecting the vehicle 

exterior

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

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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. 127)

Aluminum wheels

Remove any dirt immediately by using a neutral detergent.

Wash detergent off with water immediately after use.

To protect the paint from damage, make sure to observe the following pre-
cautions.
• Do not use acidic, alkaline or abrasive detergent
• Do not use hard brushes
• Do not use detergent on the wheels when they are hot, such as after driv-

ing or parking in hot weather

Bumpers
Do not scrub with abrasive cleaners.

WARNING

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.

Precautions regarding the exhaust pipes
Exhaust gasses cause the exhaust pipes to become quite hot.
When  washing  the  vehicle,  be  careful  not  to  touch  the  pipes  until  it  has
cooled sufficiently, as touching a hot exhaust pipes can cause burns.

Precaution regarding the rear bumper with Blind Spot Monitor
If the paint of the rear bumper is chipped or scratched, the system may mal-
function.  If  this  occurs,  avoid  using  the  system  and  consult  your  Toyota
dealer.

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NOTICE

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.

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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● Remove dirt and dust using a vacuum cleaner. Wipe dirty surfaces

with a cloth dampened with lukewarm water.

● If dirt cannot be removed, wipe it off with a soft cloth dampened with

neutral detergent diluted to approximately 1%.
Wring out any excess water from the cloth and thoroughly wipe off
remaining traces of detergent and water.

● Remove dirt using a soft cloth or synthetic chamois dampened in a

baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) solution.

Use a solution of approximately 9% baking soda dissolved in water.

● Wipe  the  surface  with  a  dry,  soft  cloth  to  remove  any  remaining

moisture.

● 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.

● Remove dirt and dust using a vacuum cleaner.
● Wipe it off with a soft cloth dampened with neutral detergent diluted

to approximately 1%.

● Wring out any excess water from the cloth and thoroughly wipe off

remaining traces of detergent and water.

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

Cleaning the areas with satin-finish metal accents

Cleaning the leather areas

Cleaning the synthetic leather areas

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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.

WARNING

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.

Vehicles with wireless charger: 
Do not let the wireless charger (

P. 334) get wet. Failure to do so may

cause the charger to become hot and cause burns or could cause electric
shock 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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NOTICE

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:
• Areas  other  than  the  seats  and  steering  wheel:  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-

hol

• Steering wheel: Organic substances, such as thinner, and cleaner that

contains alcohol

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
Do not allow glass cleaner to contact the lens. Also, do not touch the lens.
(

P. 210)

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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General maintenance should be performed on a daily basis. This can
be done by yourself or by a Toyota dealer.

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”.

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”.

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

Scheduled maintenance

Do-it-yourself maintenance

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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
After  the  required  maintenance  is  performed  according  to  the  maintenance
schedule, please reset the message.
To reset the message, perform the following procedure:

Select 

 on the multi-information display using the meter control switches

on the steering wheel. (

P. 91)

Select 

 and then press and hold 

.

Select “Scheduled Maintenance” and then press 

.

Select “Yes” and then press 

.

A  message  will  be  displayed  on  the  multi-information  display  when  the
reset procedure has been completed.

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.

WARNING

If your vehicle is not properly maintained
Improper  maintenance  could  result  in  serious  damage  to  the  vehicle  and
possible death or serious injury.

Important health and safety information

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
California  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. 384)

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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

Items

Check points

Battery

Check the connections. (

P. 384)

Brake fluid

Is  the  brake  fluid  at  the  correct
level? 

(

P. 383)

Engine coolant

Is  the  engine  coolant  at  the  correct
level? 

(

P. 381)

Engine oil

Is the engine oil at the correct level? 

(

P. 378)

Exhaust system

There  should  not  be  any  fumes  or
strange sounds.

Radiator/condenser

The  radiator  and  condenser  should
be free from foreign objects. 

(

P. 382)

Washer fluid

Is there sufficient washer fluid?

(

P. 386)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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