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Automatic transmission

Select a shift position appropriate for the driving conditions.

  •  Shifting the shift lever

While the ENGINE

START STOP switch is in IGNITIONWhile the ENGINE START STOP switch is in IGNITION ON mode, depress the brake pedal and move the shift lever.

  • Shift position uses

Shift position

Function

P Parking the vehicle or starting the engine
R Reversing
N Condition in which the power is not transmitted
D Normal driving*1
S S mode driving*2

*1: Shifting to the D position allows the system to select a gear suitable for the driving conditions. Setting the shift lever to the D position is recommended for normal driving.

*2: Selecting shift ranges using S mode restricts the upper limit of the possible gear ranges, controls engine braking forces, and prevents unnecessary upshifting.

  • Selecting a driving mode

The following patterns can be selected to suit current driving and operating conditions.

  1. Power mode

For powerful acceleration and driving in mountainous regions.

  1. Normal mode

For normal driving.

  1. Second start mode

For starting on slippery road surfaces, such as on snow.

Press 2nd to return to normal mode.

Changing shift ranges in S mode

Shift the shift lever to the S position and operate the shift lever.

The initial shift range in S mode is automatically set to 5 or 4

The initial shift range in S mode is automatically set to 5 or 4 according to the vehicles speed. However, the initial shift range may be set to 3 or 2 if the AI-SHIFT has operated while the shift lever was in the D position.

  • Shift ranges and their functions

  • Automatically selecting gears between 1 and 6 according to vehicle speed and driving conditions. But, the gear is limited according to selected shift range.
  •  You can choose from 6 levels of engine braking force.
  •  A lower shift range will provide greater engine braking force than a higher shift range, and the engine revolutions will also increase.
  • S mode

  • When the shift range is 5 or lower, holding the shift lever toward + sets the shift range to 6.
  • To prevent excessive engine speed, a function was adopted that automatically selects a higher shift range before the engine speed becomes too high.
  • To protect the automatic transmission, a function is adopted that automatically selects a higher shift range when the fluid temperature is high.
  • Downshifting restrictions warning buzzer (in the S mode)

To help ensure safety and driving performance, downshifting operation may sometimes be restricted. In some circumstances, downshifting may not be possible even when the shift lever is operated. (The warning buzzer will sound twice.)

  • When driving with the cruise control or radar cruise control activated

Even when performing the following actions with the intent of enabling engine braking, engine braking will not activate because cruise control or radar cruise control will not be canceled.

  • While driving in S mode, downshifting to 5 or 4. (, 214)
  • When switching the driving mode to power mode while driving in D position.
  • Second start mode automatic deactivation

Second start mode is automatically deactivated if the engine is turned off after driving in second start mode.

  • If the shift lever cannot be shifted from P

     

  • If the S indicator does not come on even after shifting the shift lever to S

This may indicate a malfunction in the automatic transmission system. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

(In this situation, the vehicle will operate as if the shift lever is in D.)

  • AI-SHIFT

The AI-SHIFT automatically shifts the gear to the suitable position according to the driver performance and driving conditions.

The AI-SHIFT automatically operates when the shift lever is in the D position.

(Shifting the shift lever to the S position cancels the function.)

    More about Driving procedures:

    Engine (ignition) switch

    Automatic transmission

    Turn signal lever

    Parking brake

    Horn

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