Toyota Avalon (2019 year). Manual - part 27

 

  Index      Toyota     Toyota Avalon - service manual 2019 year in english

 

Search            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Content   ..  25  26  27  28   ..

 

 

Toyota Avalon (2019 year). Manual - part 27

 

 

417

7-1. Essential information

7

W

hen
 troub

le arises

Steadily step on the brake pedal with both feet and firmly depress it.

Do  not  pump  the  brake  pedal  repeatedly  as  this  will  increase  the  effort
required to slow the vehicle.

Shift the shift lever to N.

If the shift lever is shifted to N
After slowing down, stop the vehicle in a safe place by the road.
Stop the engine.

If the shift lever cannot be shifted to N
Keep depressing the brake pedal with both feet to reduce vehicle
speed as much as possible.
To  stop  the  engine,  press  and
hold  the  engine  switch  for  2
consecutive  seconds  or  more,
or  press  it  briefly  3  times  or
more in succession.

Stop the vehicle in a safe place by the road.

If your vehicle has to be stopped in an 

emergency

Only in an emergency, such as if it becomes impossible to stop
the vehicle in the normal way, stop the vehicle using the follow-
ing procedure:

1

2

3
4

3

Press and hold for 2 seconds or 
more, or press briefly 3 times or more

4

WARNING

If the engine has to be turned off while driving
Power  assist  for  the  brakes  and  steering  wheel  will  be  lost,  making  the
brake  pedal  harder  to  depress  and  the  steering  wheel  heavier  to  turn.
Decelerate as much as possible before turning off the engine.

5

418

7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

The following may indicate a problem with your transmission. Contact
your Toyota dealer or commercial towing service before towing.
● The engine is running but the vehicle does not move.
● The vehicle makes an abnormal sound.

Do not tow with a sling-type truck
to prevent body damage.

If your vehicle needs to be towed

If  towing  is  necessary,  we  recommend  having  your  vehicle
towed  by  your  Toyota  dealer  or  commercial  towing  service,
using a wheel-lift type truck or flatbed truck.
Use a safety chain system for all towing, and abide by all state/
provincial and local laws.

Situations when it is necessary to contact dealers before towing

Towing with a sling-type truck

Towing with a wheel-lift type truck

From the front

From the rear

Release the parking brake.

Use  a  towing  dolly  under  the
front wheels.

419

7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

7

W

hen
 troub

le arises

If your vehicle is transported by a
flatbed  truck,  it  should  be  tied
down at the locations shown in the
illustration.

Covers are installed to the tie-down
holes.  After  transporting  the  vehi-
cle, make sure to reinstall the cov-
ers to the holes.

If  you  use  chains  or  cables  to  tie
down  your  vehicle,  the  angles
shaded in black must be 45

.

Do  not  overly  tighten  the  tie
downs or the vehicle may be dam-
aged.

Using a flatbed truck

Front

WARNING

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

When towing the vehicle

Be sure to transport the vehicle with the
front wheels raised or with all four wheels
raised  off  the  ground.  If  the  vehicle  is
towed  with  the  front  wheels  contacting
the  ground,  the  drivetrain  and  related
parts may be damaged.

420

7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

NOTICE

To prevent damage to the vehicle when towing using a wheel-lift type
truck

Do  not  tow  the  vehicle  from  the  rear  when  the  engine  switch  is  off. The
steering  lock  mechanism  is  not  strong  enough  to  hold  the  front  wheels
straight.

When raising the vehicle, ensure adequate ground clearance for towing at
the  opposite  end  of  the  raised  vehicle.  Without  adequate  clearance,  the
vehicle could be damaged while being towed.

To prevent damage to the vehicle when towing with a sling-type truck
Do not tow with a sling-type truck, either from the front or rear.

421

7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

7

W

hen
 troub

le arises

● Fluid leaks under the vehicle.

(Water dripping from the air conditioning after use is normal.)

● Flat-looking tires or uneven tire wear
● Engine coolant temperature gauge needle continually points higher

than normal

● Changes in exhaust sound
● Excessive tire squeal when cornering
● Strange noises related to the suspension system
● Pinging or other noises related to the engine

● Engine missing, stumbling or running roughly
● Appreciable loss of power
● Vehicle pulls heavily to one side when braking
● Vehicle pulls heavily to one side when driving on a level road
● Loss of brake effectiveness, spongy feeling, pedal almost touches

the floor

If you think something is wrong

If you notice any of the following symptoms, your vehicle proba-
bly  needs  adjustment  or  repair.  Contact  your  Toyota  dealer  as
soon as possible.

Visible symptoms

Audible symptoms

Operational symptoms

422

7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

Follow the procedure below to restart the engine after the system is
activated.

Turn the engine switch off.
Restart the engine.

Fuel pump shut off system

To  minimize  the  risk  of  fuel  leakage  when  the  engine  stalls  or
when  an  airbag  inflates  upon  collision,  the  fuel  pump  shut  off
system stops the supply of fuel to the engine.

NOTICE

Before starting the engine
Inspect the ground under the vehicle.
If you find that fuel has leaked onto the ground, the fuel system has been
damaged and is in need of repair. Do not restart the engine.

1
2

423

7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

7

W

hen
 troub

le arises

If a warning light turns on or a warning 

buzzer sounds

Calmly perform the following actions if any of the warning lights
comes  on  or  flashes.  If  a  light  comes  on  or  flashes,  but  then
goes off, this does not necessarily indicate a malfunction in the
system.  However,  if  this  continues  to  occur,  have  the  vehicle
inspected by your Toyota dealer.

Warning light and warning buzzer list

Warning light

Warning light/Details/Actions

(U.S.A.)

(Red)

(Canada)

Brake system warning light (warning buzzer)

Indicates that:

• The brake fluid level is low; or

• The brake system is malfunctioning

 Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and con-

tact your Toyota dealer. Continuing to drive the vehi-

cle may be dangerous.

(Yellow)

Brake system warning light (warning buzzer)

Indicates a malfunction in the electric parking brake

 Have  the  vehicle  inspected  by  your  Toyota  dealer

immediately.

High  coolant  temperature  warning  light  (warning
buzzer)

*

1

Indicates that the engine coolant temperature is too high

 Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place.

Handling method (

P. 459)

Charging system warning light

*

1

Indicates a malfunction in the vehicle’s charging system

 Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and con-

tact your Toyota dealer.

Low  engine  oil  pressure  warning  light  (warning
buzzer)

*

1

Indicates that the engine oil pressure is too low

 Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and con-

tact your Toyota dealer.

424

7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

(U.S.A.)

(Canada)

Malfunction indicator lamp

Indicates a malfunction in:

• The electronic engine control system;

• The electronic throttle control system; or

• The electronic automatic transmission control system

 Have  the  vehicle  inspected  by  your  Toyota  dealer

immediately.

SRS warning light (warning buzzer)

Indicates a malfunction in:

• The SRS airbag system;

• The front passenger occupant classification system; or

• The seat belt pretensioner system

 Have  the  vehicle  inspected  by  your  Toyota  dealer

immediately.

(U.S.A.)

(Canada)

ABS warning light (warning buzzer)

Indicates a malfunction in:

• The ABS; or

• The brake assist system

 Have  the  vehicle  inspected  by  your  Toyota  dealer

immediately.

Brake  Override  System/Drive-Start  Control/Intelligent
Clearance Sonar warning light (warning buzzer)

*

1

When a buzzer sounds:

• Brake Override System is malfunctioning;

• Drive-Start Control is operating;

• Drive-Start Control is malfunctioning; or

• The Intelligent Clearance Sonar (if equipped) is operat-

ing (

P. 274)

 Follow the instructions displayed on the multi-infor-

mation display.

When a buzzer does not sound:

Brake Override System is operating

 Release the accelerator pedal and depress the brake

pedal.

Warning light

Warning light/Details/Actions

425

7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

7

W

hen
 troub

le arises

(Flashes)

(U.S.A.)

(Flashes)

(Canada)

Parking brake indicator (warning buzzer)

*

2

It is possible that the parking brake is not fully engaged or
released

 Operate the parking brake once again. 

This  light  comes  on  when  the  parking  brake  is  not
released. If the light turns off after the parking brake is fully
released, the system is operating normally.

(Flashes)

Brake hold operated indicator

Indicates a malfunction in the brake hold system

 Have  the  vehicle  inspected  by  your  Toyota  dealer

immediately.

(Red/yellow)

Electric  power  steering  system  warning  light  (warning
buzzer)

Indicates a malfunction in the EPS (Electric Power Steer-
ing) system

 Have  the  vehicle  inspected  by  your  Toyota  dealer

immediately.

(Amber)

LDA indicator

Indicates a malfunction in the LDA

 When  “LDA  Unavailable”  is  displayed  on  the  multi-

information  display,  turn  the  LDA  system  off,  drive
the  vehicle  for  a  short  time,  and  then  turn  the  LDA
system back on. (

P. 232) 

When a message other than above is displayed, fol-
low the instructions displayed in the message.

(Flashes or 

illuminates)

PCS warning light

Indicates a malfunction in the PCS (Pre-Collision System)
or  that  the  system  is  temporarily  unavailable  due  to  the
vehicle  being  extremely  hot/cold,  or  dirt  around  a  front
sensor, etc. (

P. 226, 433)

 Follow the instructions displayed on the multi-infor-

mation display. (

P. 226, 433)

If the PCS (Pre-Collision System) or VSC (Vehicle Stability
Control) system is disabled, the PCS warning light will illu-
minate.

 P. 227

Warning light

Warning light/Details/Actions

426

7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

(If equipped)

(Flashes)

ICS OFF indicator

When a buzzer sounds:
Indicates a malfunction in the Intelligent Clearance Sonar
system 

 Have  the  vehicle  inspected  by  your  Toyota  dealer

immediately.

When a buzzer does not sound:
Indicates that the system is temporarily unavailable, possi-
bly due to a sensor being dirty or covered with ice, etc.

 Clear the dirt, etc.

Slip indicator

Indicates a malfunction in:
• The VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) system;
• The TRAC (Traction Control) system; or
• The ABS
The light will flash when the VSC or TRAC

 

system is oper-

ating.

 Have  the  vehicle  inspected  by  your  Toyota  dealer

immediately.

Low fuel level warning light

Indicates that remaining fuel is approximately 2.2 gal. (8.3
L, 1.6 Imp. gal.)

*

3

Indicates that remaining fuel is approximately 2.4 gal. (9.1
L, 2.0 Imp. gal.)

 Refuel the vehicle.

Driver’s  and  front  passenger’s  seat  belt  reminder  light
(warning buzzer)

*

4

Warns  the  driver  and/or  front  passenger  to  fasten  their
seat belts

 Fasten the seat belt.

If  the  front  passenger’s  seat  is  occupied,  the  front
passenger’s  seat  belt  also  needs  to  be  fastened  to
make the warning light (warning buzzer) turn off.

Rear  passengers’  seat  belt  reminder  lights  (warning
buzzer)

*

5

Warns the rear passengers to fasten their seat belts.

 Fasten the seat belt.

Master warning light (warning buzzer)

A  buzzer  sounds  and  the  warning  light  comes  on  and
flashes  to  indicate  that  the  master  warning  system  has
detected a malfunction.

 P. 433

Warning light

Warning light/Details/Actions

427

7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

7

W

hen
 troub

le arises

*

1

: This light illuminates on the multi-information display.

*

2

: Parking brake engaged warning buzzer:

A buzzer will sound if the vehicle is driven at a speed of approximately 3
mph (5 km/h) or more.

*

3

: Vehicles with 215/55R17 tires

*

4

: Driver’s seat belt buzzer:

The driver’s seat belt buzzer sounds to alert the driver that his or her seat
belt  is  not  fastened.  Once  the  engine  switch  is  turned  to  IGNITION  ON
mode, the buzzer sounds for 6 seconds. If the vehicle reaches a speed of
12 mph (20 km/h), the buzzer sounds once. If the seat belt is still unfas-
tened after 24 seconds, the buzzer will sound intermittently for 6 seconds.
Then, if the seat belt is still unfastened, the buzzer will sound in a different
tone for 90 more seconds.
Front passenger’s seat belt buzzer:
The front passenger’s seat belt buzzer sounds to alert the front passenger
that  his  or  her  seat  belt  is  not  fastened.  The  buzzer  sounds  once  if  the
vehicle reaches a speed of 12 mph (20 km/h). If the seat belt is still unfas-
tened after 24 seconds, the buzzer will sound intermittently for 6 seconds.
Then, if the seat belt is still unfastened, the buzzer will sound in a different
tone for 90 more seconds.

*

5

: Rear passenger’s seat belt buzzer:

The rear passenger’s seat belt buzzer sounds to alert the rear passenger
that  his  or  her  seat  belt  is  not  fastened.  The  buzzer  sounds  once  if  the
vehicle reaches a speed of 12 mph (20 km/h). If the seat belt is still unfas-
tened after 24 seconds, the buzzer will sound intermittently for 6 seconds.
Then, if the seat belt is still unfastened, the buzzer will sound in a different
tone for 30 more seconds.

Tire pressure warning light

Indicates the following:

• Low tire pressure due to flat tire;

• Low tire pressure due to natural causes; or

• The tire pressure warning system is malfunctioning

 Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place.

Handling method (

P. 429)

Warning light

Warning light/Details/Actions

428

7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

SRS warning light
This warning light system monitors the airbag sensor assembly, front impact
sensors,  side  impact  sensors  (front  door),  side  impact  sensors  (front),  side
impact sensors (rear), driver’s seat position sensor, driver’s seat belt buckle
switch,  front  passenger  occupant  classification  system  (ECU  and  sensors),
“AIR BAG ON” indicator light, “AIR BAG OFF” indicator light, seat belt preten-
sioners, airbags, interconnecting wiring and power sources. (

P. 36) 

Front  passenger  detection  sensor,  seat  belt  reminder  and  warning
buzzer

If luggage is placed on the front passenger seat, the front passenger detec-
tion sensor may cause the warning light to flash and the warning buzzer to
sound even if a passenger is not sitting in the seat.

If a cushion is placed on the seat, the sensor may not detect a passenger,
and the warning light may not operate properly.

If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on while driving
First check the following:

Is the fuel tank empty?
If it is, fill the fuel tank immediately.

Is the fuel tank cap loose?
If it is, tighten it securely.

The light will go off after several driving trips.
If the light does not go off even after several trips, contact your Toyota dealer
as soon as possible.

Electric power steering system warning light (warning buzzer)
When  the  battery  charge  becomes  insufficient  or  the  voltage  temporarily
drops, the electric power steering system warning light may come on and the
warning buzzer may sound.

429

7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

7

W

hen
 troub

le arises

When the tire pressure warning light comes on
Inspect the tires to check if a tire is punctured.
If a tire is punctured: 

P. 438

If none of the tires are punctured:

Turn the engine switch off then turn it to IGNITION ON mode. Check if the

tire pressure warning light comes on or blinks.

If the tire pressure warning light comes on
After  the  temperature  of  the  tires  has  lowered  sufficiently,  check  the

inflation pressure of each tire and adjust them to the specified level.
If  the  warning  light  does  not  turn  off  even  after  several  minutes  have

elapsed, check that the inflation pressure of each tire is at the specified

level and perform initialization. (

P. 389)

If the warning light does not turn off several minutes after the initialization

has  been  performed,  have  the  vehicle  inspected  by  your Toyota  dealer

immediately.

If the tire pressure warning light blinks for 1 minute then stays on

There  may  be  a  malfunction  in  the  tire  pressure  warning  system.  Have

the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

The tire pressure warning light may come on due to natural causes
The tire pressure warning light may come on due to natural causes such

as  natural  air  leaks  and  tire  inflation  pressure  changes  caused  by  tem-

perature. In this case, adjusting the tire inflation pressure will turn off the

warning light (after a few minutes).

When a tire is replaced with a spare tire
The compact spare tire is not equipped with a tire pressure warning valve

and transmitter. If a tire goes flat, the tire pressure warning light will not

turn  off  even  though  the  flat  tire  has  been  replaced  with  the  spare  tire.

Replace the spare tire with the repaired tire and adjust the tire inflation

pressure. The tire pressure warning light will go off after a few minutes.

Conditions  that  the  tire  pressure  warning  system may  not function

properly
P. 393

Warning buzzer
In some cases, the buzzer may not be heard because of noisy place or an
audio sound.

1

2

430

7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

WARNING

If both the ABS and the brake system warning lights remain on
Stop  your  vehicle  in  a  safe  place  immediately  and  contact  your  Toyota
dealer. The vehicle will become extremely unstable during braking, and the
ABS system may fail, which could cause an accident resulting in death or
serious injury.

When the electric power steering system warning light comes on
When  the  light  comes  on  yellow,  the  assist  to  the  power  steering  is
restricted. When the light comes on red, the assist to the power steering is
lost  and  handling  operations  of  the  steering  wheel  become  extremely
heavy.  When  steering  wheel  operations  are  heavier  than  usual,  grip  the
steering wheel firmly and operate it using more force than usual.

If the tire pressure warning light comes on
Be  sure  to  observe  the  following  precautions.  Failure  to  do  so  could

cause a loss of vehicle control and result in death or serious injury.

Stop your vehicle in a safe place as soon as possible. Adjust the tire

inflation pressure immediately.

If the tire pressure warning light comes on even after tire inflation pres-

sure adjustment, it is probable that you have a flat tire. Check the tires.

If  a  tire  is  flat,  change  it  with  the  spare  tire  and  have  the  flat  tire

repaired by the nearest Toyota dealer.

Avoid abrupt maneuvering and braking. If the vehicle tires deteriorate,

you could lose control of the steering wheel or the brakes.

If a blowout or sudden air leakage should occur
The tire pressure warning system may not activate immediately.

431

7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

7

W

hen
 troub

le arises

WARNING

Maintenance of the tires
Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly

when  cold  and  inflated  to  the  inflation  pressure  recommended  by  the

vehicle  manufacturer  on  the  vehicle  placard  or  tire  inflation  pressure

label (tire and load information label). (If your vehicle has tires of a dif-

ferent size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation

pressure  label  [tire  and  load  information  label],  you  should  determine

the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire

pressure monitoring system (TPMS-tire pressure warning system) that

illuminates a low tire pressure telltale (tire pressure warning light) when

one  or  more  of  your  tires  is  significantly  under-inflated.  Accordingly,

when  the  low  tire  pressure  telltale  (tire  pressure  warning  light)  illumi-

nates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and

inflate  them  to  the  proper  pressure.  Driving  on  a  significantly  under-

inflated  tire  causes  the  tire  to  overheat  and  can  lead  to  tire  failure.

Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may

affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS (tire pressure warning system) is not a sub-

stitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to

maintain  correct  tire  pressure,  even  if  under-inflation  has  not  reached

the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale (tire

pressure warning light).
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS (tire pressure warn-

ing  system)  malfunction  indicator  to  indicate  when  the  system  is  not

operating properly. The TPMS (tire pressure warning system) malfunc-

tion indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale (tire pressure

warning light). When the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will

flash for approximately one minute and then remain continuously illumi-

nated. This sequence will continue upon  subsequent vehicle  start-ups

as long as the malfunction exists. When the malfunction indicator is illu-

minated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pres-

sure as intended.
TPMS (tire pressure warning system) malfunctions may occur for a vari-

ety of reasons, including the installation of replacement or alternate tires

or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the TPMS (tire pressure warning

system)  from  functioning  properly. Always  check  the TPMS  (tire  pres-

sure  warning  system)  malfunction  telltale  after  replacing  one  or  more

tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alter-

nate tires and wheels allow the TPMS (tire pressure warning system) to

continue to function properly.

432

7-2. Steps to take in an emergency

NOTICE

To ensure the tire pressure warning system operates properly
Do  not  install  tires  with  different  specifications  or  makers,  as  the  tire

pressure warning system may not operate properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Content   ..  25  26  27  28   ..