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The  recommended  cold  tire  infla-
tion pressure and tire size are dis-
played  on  the  tire  and  loading
information label. (

P. 472)

Tire inflation pressure

Tire inflation pressure

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Tire valve
Tire pressure gauge

Remove the tire valve cap.
Press the tip of the tire pressure gauge onto the tire valve.
Read the pressure using the gauge gradations.
If the tire inflation pressure is not at the recommended level, adjust
the pressure.
If you add too much air, press the center of the valve to deflate.
After  completing  the  tire  inflation  pressure  measurement  and
adjustment, apply soapy water to the valve and check for leakage.
Put the tire valve cap back on.

Tire inflation pressure check interval
You should check tire inflation pressure every two weeks, or at least once

a month.

Do not forget to check the spare.

Effects of incorrect tire inflation pressure
Driving with incorrect tire inflation pressure may result in the following:

Reduced fuel economy

Reduced driving comfort and poor handling

Reduced tire life due to wear

Reduced safety

Damage to the drivetrain

If a tire needs frequent inflating, have it checked by your Toyota dealer.

Inspection and adjustment procedure

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Instructions for checking tire inflation pressure
When checking tire inflation pressure, observe the following:

Check only when the tires are cold.

If  your  vehicle  has  been  parked  for  at  least  3  hours  or  has  not  been

driven for more than 1 mile or 1.5 km, you will get an accurate cold tire

inflation pressure reading.

Always use a tire pressure gauge.

It is difficult to judge if a tire is properly inflated based only on its appear-

ance.

It  is  normal  for  the  tire  inflation  pressure  to  be  higher  after  driving  as

heat is generated in the tire. Do not reduce tire inflation pressure after

driving.

Never exceed the vehicle capacity weight.

Passengers and luggage weight should be placed so that the vehicle is

balanced.

WARNING

Proper inflation is critical to save tire performance
Keep your tires properly inflated. 

If the tires are not properly inflated, the following conditions may occur

which could lead to an accident resulting in death or serious injury:

Excessive wear

Uneven wear

Poor handling

Possibility of blowouts resulting from overheated tires

Air leaking from between tire and wheel

Wheel deformation and/or tire damage

Greater possibility of tire damage while driving (due to road hazards,

expansion joints, sharp edges in the road, etc.)

NOTICE

When inspecting and adjusting tire inflation pressure
Be sure to put the tire valve caps back on.

If a valve cap is not installed, dirt or moisture may get into the valve and

cause an air leak, resulting in decreased tire inflation pressure.

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When replacing wheels, care should be taken to ensure that they are
equivalent to those removed in load capacity, diameter, rim width and
inset

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Replacement wheels are available at your Toyota dealer.

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: Conventionally referred to as “offset”.

Toyota does not recommend using the following:
● Wheels of different sizes or types
● Used wheels
● Bent wheels that have been straightened

● Use  only Toyota  wheel nuts  and  wrenches  designed  for  use  with

your aluminum wheels.

● When  rotating,  repairing  or  changing  your  tires,  check  that  the

wheel nuts are still tight after driving 1000 miles (1600 km).

● Be  careful  not  to  damage  the  aluminum  wheels  when  using  tire

chains.

● Use only Toyota genuine balance weights or equivalent and a plas-

tic or rubber hammer when balancing your wheels.

When replacing wheels
The wheels of your vehicle are equipped with tire pressure warning valve

and  transmitters  that  allow  the  tire  pressure  warning  system  to  provide

advance warning in the event of a loss in tire inflation pressure. When-

ever  wheels  are  replaced,  tire  pressure  warning  valve  and  transmitters

must be installed. (

P. 389)

Wheels

If  a  wheel  is  bent,  cracked  or  heavily  corroded,  it  should  be
replaced.  Otherwise,  the  tire  may  separate  from  the  wheel  or
cause a loss of handling control.

Wheel selection

Aluminum wheel precautions

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WARNING

When replacing wheels

Do not use wheels that are a different size from those recommended in

the Owner’s Manual, as this may result in a loss of handling control.

Never  use  an  inner  tube  in  a  leaking  wheel  which  is  designed  for  a

tubeless tire. Doing so may result in an accident, causing death or seri-

ous injury.

When installing the wheel nuts

Never use oil or grease on the wheel bolts or wheel nuts.

Oil and grease may cause the wheel nuts to be excessively tightened,

leading to bolt or disc wheel damage. In addition, the oil or grease can

cause the wheel nuts to loosen and the wheel may fall off, causing an

accident  and  resulting  in  death  or  serious  injury.  Remove  any  oil  or

grease from the wheel bolts or wheel nuts.

NOTICE

Replacing tire pressure warning valve and transmitters

Because tire repair or replacement may affect the tire pressure warn-

ing  valve  and  transmitters, make sure to have tires serviced  by your

Toyota dealer or other qualified service shop. In addition, make sure to

purchase  your  tire  pressure  warning  valve  and  transmitters  at  your

Toyota dealer.

Ensure that only genuine Toyota wheels are used on your vehicle.

Tire  pressure  warning  valve  and  transmitters  may  not  work  properly

with non-genuine wheels. 

Be sure to install the wheel nuts with

the  tapered  ends  facing  inward.

Installing  the  nuts  with  the  tapered

ends  facing  outward  can  cause  the

wheel  to  break  and eventually  cause

the  wheel  to  come  off  while  driving,

which  could  lead  to  an  accident

resulting in death or serious injury.

Tapered 
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Turn the engine switch off.
Open  the  glove  box  and
remove  the  glove  box  cover
inside the glove box.

Remove the filter cover.

Unlock the filter cover. 
Move  the  filter  cover  in  the
direction  of  the  arrow,  and
then pull it out of the claws.

Remove the filter case.

There  may  be  foreign  objects  on
top of the air conditioning filter.

Air conditioning filter

The air conditioning filter must be changed regularly to maintain
air conditioning efficiency.

Removal method

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Remove the air conditioning fil-
ter  from  the  filter  case  and
replace it with a new one.

The “

UP” marks shown on the fil-

ter  and  the  filter  case  should  be
pointing up.

Checking interval
Inspect and replace the air conditioning  filter  according to  the  maintenance
schedule. In dusty areas or areas with heavy traffic flow, early replacement
may be required. (For scheduled maintenance information, please refer to the
“Schedule maintenance guide” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement”.)

If air flow from the vents decreases dramatically
The filter may be clogged. Check the filter and replace if necessary.

Air conditioning filter with deodorizing function
When  fragrances  are  placed  in  your  vehicle,  the  deodorizing  effect  may
become significantly weakened in a short period.
When an air conditioning odor comes out continuously, replace the air condi-
tioning filter.

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NOTICE

When using the air conditioning system
Make sure that a filter is always installed.
Using the air conditioning system without a filter may cause damage to the
system.

To prevent damage to the filter cover

When moving the filter cover in the direc-
tion  of  arrow  to  release  the  fitting,  pay
attention  not  to apply excessive  force  to
the  claws.  Otherwise,  the  claws  may  be
damaged.

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● Flathead screwdriver
● Small flathead screwdriver
● Lithium battery CR2032

Release  the  lock  and  remove
the mechanical key.

Remove the key cover.

To  prevent  damage  to  the  key,
cover the tip of the flathead screw-
driver with a rag.

Remove  the  depleted  battery
using  a  small  flathead  screw-
driver.

When  removing  the  cover,  the
electronic key module may stick to
the cover and the battery may not
be visible. In this case, remove the
electronic  key  module  in  order  to
remove the battery.
Insert a new battery with the “+” terminal facing up.

When installing the key cover and mechanical key, install by con-
ducting 

 and 

 with the directions reversed.

Electronic key battery

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

You will need the following items:

Replacing the battery

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Operate the 

 or 

 switch and check that the doors can

be locked/unlocked.

When replacing the key battery
Be careful not to lose the battery or any other small parts.

Use a CR2032 lithium battery

Batteries can be purchased at your Toyota dealer, local electrical appliance
shops or camera stores.

Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manu-
facturer.

Dispose of used batteries according to local laws.

If the key battery is depleted 
The following symptoms may occur:

The smart key system and wireless remote control will not function properly.

The operational range will be reduced.

WARNING

Removed battery and other parts
These parts are small and if swallowed by a child, they can cause choking.
Keep away from children. Failure to do so could result in death or serious
injury.

NOTICE

For normal operation after replacing the battery
Observe the following precautions to prevent accidents:

Always work with dry hands.
Moisture may cause the battery to rust.

Do not touch or move any other component inside the remote control.

Do not bend either of the battery terminals.

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Turn the engine switch off.
Open the fuse box cover. 

Checking and replacing fuses

If any of the electrical components do not operate, a fuse may
have blown. If this happens, check and replace the fuses as nec-
essary.

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Engine compartment (type A)

Engine  compartment  (type  B)
(if equipped)

Push the tabs in and lift the lid off.

Push  the  tabs  in  and  lift  the  lid
off.

Under  the  driver’s  side  instru-
ment panel

Remove the lid.

Make  sure  to  push  the  claw  when
removing/installing the lid.

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Remove  the  fuse  with  the  pull-
out tool.

Only type A fuses can be removed
using the pullout tool.

Check if the fuse is blown.

Normal fuse
Blown fuse

Replace the blown fuse with a new fuse of an appropriate amperage rat-
ing. The amperage rating can be found on the fuse box lid.

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Type A

Type B

Type C

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After a fuse is replaced

If the lights do not turn on even after the fuse has been replaced, a bulb may
need replacement. (

P. 413)

If the replaced fuse blows again, have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota
dealer.

If there is an overload in a circuit
The fuses are designed to blow, protecting the wiring harness from damage.

WARNING

To prevent system breakdowns and vehicle fire
Observe the following precautions.
Failure to do so may cause damage to the vehicle, and possibly a fire or
injury.

Never use a fuse of a higher amperage rating than that indicated, or use
any other object in place of a fuse.

Always use a genuine Toyota fuse or equivalent.
Never replace a fuse with a wire, even as a temporary fix.

Do not modify the fuses or fuse boxes.

NOTICE

Before replacing fuses
Have  the  cause  of  electrical  overload  determined  and  repaired  by  your
Toyota dealer as soon as possible.

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LED lights
The lights consist of a number of LEDs. If any of the LEDs burn out, take your
vehicle to your Toyota dealer to have the light replaced.

Condensation build-up on the inside of the lens
Temporary condensation build-up on the inside of the headlight lens does not
indicate a malfunction.
Contact your Toyota dealer for more information in the following situations:

Large drops of water have built up on the inside of the lens.

Water has built up inside the headlight.

Light bulbs

If any lights burn out, have it replaced by your Toyota dealer.

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Press the switch.

All the turn signal lights will flash.
To  turn  them  off,  press  the  switch
once again.

Emergency flashers

If the emergency flashers are used for a long time while the engine is not
operating, the battery may discharge.

If  any  of  the  SRS  airbags  deploy  (inflate)  or  in  the  event  of  a  strong  rear
impact, the emergency flashers will turn on automatically.
The emergency flashers will turn off automatically after operating for approx-
imately 20 minutes. To manually turn the emergency flashers off, press the
switch twice.
(The emergency flashers may not turn on automatically depending on the
force of the impact and conditions of the collision.)

Emergency flashers

The emergency flashers are used to warn other drivers when the
vehicle has to be stopped on the road due to a breakdown, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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