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Toyota Land Cruiser
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When trouble arises Steps to take in an emergency
If a warning light turns on or a warning buzzer sounds...

Calmly perform the following actions if any of the warning lights turn on or flash. If a light turns on or flashes, but then turns 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.

Stop the vehicle immediately. Continuing to drive the vehicle may be dangerous.

The following warning indicates a possible problem in the brake system.

Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and contact your Toyota dealer.

Warning light

Warning light/Details

Brake system warning light (warning buzzer)*

Brake system warning light (warning buzzer)*

  •  Low brake fluid
  •  Malfunction in the brake system

This light also 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.

*: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.

Stop the vehicle immediately.

The following warning indicates the possibility of damage to the vehicle that may lead to an accident. Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and contact your Toyota dealer.

Warning light

Warning light/Details

Charging system warning lightIndicates a malfunction in

Charging system warning light

Indicates a malfunction in the vehicles charging system.

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

Failing to investigate the cause of the following warnings may lead to the system operating abnormally and possibly cause an accident.

Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

Warning light

Warning light/Details

Malfunction indicator lampMalfunction in: Malfunction indicator lamp

Malfunction in:

  •  The emission control system;
  •  The electronic engine control system;
  •  The electronic throttle control system; or
  •  The electronic automatic transmission control system.
SRS warning lightMalfunction in: SRS warning light

Malfunction in:

  •  The SRS airbag system;
  •  The front passenger occupant classification system; or
  •  The seat belt pretensioner system.
ABS warning lightMalfunction in: ABS warning light

Malfunction in:

  •  The Multi Terrain ABS; or
  •  The brake assist system.
on or

(Comes on or flashes)

Pre-collision system warning light (if equipped)

Indicates:

  •  Malfunction in the pre-collision system if the light comes on.
  •  The system cannot temporarily be used if the light flashes.
Slip indicator lightIndicates a malfunction in: Slip indicator light

Indicates a malfunction in:

  •  Vehicle stability control;
  •  Trailer Sway Control;
  •  Active Traction Control;
  •  The hill-start assist control system;
  •  Crawl Control system; or
  •  Multi-terrain Select.

Have the malfunction repaired immediately.

After taking the specified steps to correct the suspected problem, check that the warning light turns off.

Warning light

Warning light/Details

Correction procedure

Open door warning light

Open door warning light (warning buzzer)*1

A door is not fully closed.

Check that all doors are closed.

Drivers seat belt

Drivers seat belt reminder light (warning buzzer)*2

Warns the driver to fasten his/her seat belt.

Fasten the seat belt.
the center

(On the center cluster)

Front passengers seat belt reminder light (warning buzzer)*2

Warns the front passenger to fasten his/her seat belt.

Fasten the seat belt.
Tire pressure warning Tire pressure warning light

 
When the light comes on: Low tire inflation pressure such as
  •  Natural causes
  •  Flat tire
Adjust the tire inflation pressure (including the spare tire) to the specified level.

The light will turn off after a few minutes. In case the light does not turn off even if the tire inflation pressure is adjusted, have the system checked by your Toyota dealer.

When the light comes on after blinking for 1 minute: Malfunction in the tire pressure warning system. Have the system checked by your Toyota dealer.
Unengaged Park warning Unengaged Park warning light

The transmission Park mechanism is not engaged.

Shift four-wheel drive control to H4 or L4.
Low fuel level warning Low fuel level warning light

Indicates that remaining fuel is about 4.0 gal. (15.0 L, 3.3 Imp. gal.) or less.

Refuel the vehicle.
Master warning lightA buzzer sounds and the Master warning light

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

 

*1:Open door warning buzzer: The open door warning buzzer sounds to alert one or more of the doors is not fully closed (with the vehicle having reached a speed of 3 mph [5 km/h]).

*2:Drivers seat belt buzzer: The drivers 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 unfastened after 30 seconds, the buzzer will sound intermittently for 10 seconds. Then, if the seat belt is still unfastened, the buzzer will sound in a different tone for 20 more seconds.

Front passengers seat belt buzzer: The front passengers 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 unfastened after 30 seconds, the buzzer will sound intermittently for 10 seconds. Then, if the seat belt is still unfastened, the buzzer will sound in a different tone for 20 more seconds.

*3:Vehicles with navigation system

*4:Vehicles without navigation system

  • If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on while driving

First check the following:

  • Is the fuel empty? If it is, fill the fuel tank immediately.
  • Is the fuel tank cap loose? If it is, tighten it securely.

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

  • If the low speed four-wheel drive indicator light or the center differential lock indicator light blin

    ks

Take the specified steps. If the brake system warning light or the malfunction indicator light also comes on, or the low speed four-wheel drive indicator light or the center differential lock indicator light continues to blink after taking the specified steps, there may be a malfunction in the engine, the brake system or the fourwheel drive system. In this case, you may not be able to transfer between H4 and L4 modes, and the center differential lock may not be able to be locked or unlocked. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

  • Front passenger detection sensor and passenger seat belt reminder

  • If luggage is placed on the front passenger seat, the front passenger detection sensor may cause the warning light to flash, 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.
  • SRS warning light

This warning light system monitors the following:

  • The airbag sensor assembly
  • Front impact sensors
  • Side impact sensors (rear)
  • Side impact sensors (front door)
  • Safing sensor (rear)
  • The drivers seat belt buckle switch
  • The drivers seat position sensor
  • Front passengers seat belt buckle switch
  • The airbags
  • The interconnecting wiring and power sources
  • The front passenger occupant classification system
  • AIR BAG ON and AIR BAG OFF indicator lights
  • The seat belt pretensioners
  • The RSCA OFF indicator light
  • Changing the engine oil

Make sure to reset oil change system

  • When the tire pressure warning light comes on

Check the tire inflation pressure and adjust to the appropriate level.

Pushing the tire pressure warning reset switch does not turn off the tire pressure warning light.

  • The tire pressure warning light may turn on due to natural causes

The tire pressure warning light may turn on due to natural causes such as natural air leaks or tire inflation pressure changes caused by temperature.

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 tir

    e

The spare tire is also equipped with the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter. The tire pressure warning light will turn on if the tire inflation pressure of the spare tire is low. If a tire goes flat, even though the flat tire is replaced with the spare tire, the tire pressure warning light does not turn off. Replace the spare tire with the repaired tire and adjust the proper tire inflation pressure. The tire pressure warning light will turn off after a few minutes.

  • If the tire pressure warning system is inoperative

The tire pressure warning system will be disabled in the following conditions: (When the condition becomes normal, the system will work properly.)

  • If tires not equipped with tire pressure warning valves and transmitters are used.
  • If the ID code on the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters is not registered in the tire pressure warning computer.
  • If the tire inflation pressure is 73 psi (500 kPa, 5.1 kgf/cm2 or bar) or higher.

The tire pressure warning system may be disabled in the following conditions: (When the condition becomes normal, the system will work properly.)

  • If electronic devices or facilities using similar radio wave frequencies are nearby.
  • If a radio set at similar frequencies is in use in the vehicle.
  • If a window tint that affects the radio wave signals is installed.
  • If there is a lot of snow or ice on the vehicle, in particular around the wheels or wheel housings.
  • If non-genuine Toyota wheels are used. (Even if you use Toyota wheels, the tire pressure warning system may not work properly with some types of tires.)
  • If tire chains are used.
  • If the spare tire is in a location subject to poor radio wave signal reception.
  • If a large metallic object which can interfere with signal reception is put in the luggage compartment.
  • If the tire pressure warning light frequently comes on after blinking for 1 minute

If the tire pressure warning light frequently comes on after blinking for 1 minute when the ENGINE START STOP switch is turned to IGNITION ON mode, have it checked by Toyota dealer.

CAUTION

  • If the tire pressure warning light comes on

Be sure to observe the following precautions. Failure to do so could cause 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 pressure adjustment, it is probable that you have a flat tire. Check the tires.

    If the tire is flat, change to 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.

 

CAUTION

  • 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 different 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) illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly underinflated 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 vehicles handling and stopping ability.

Please note that the TPMS (tire pressure warning system) is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the drivers 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).

 

CAUTION

Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS (tire pressure warning system) malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly. The TPMS (tire pressure warning system) malfunction 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 illuminated.

This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists. When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure as intended.

TPMS (tire pressure warning system) malfunctions may occur for a variety 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 pressure warning system) malfunction telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS (tire pressure warning system) to continue to function properly.

 

NOTICE

  • Precaution when installing a different tire

A tire of a different specification or maker may cause the tire pressure warning system to not operate properly.

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