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When trouble arises Steps to take in an emergency
If the engine will not start

If the engine still does not start after following the correct starting procedure  or releasing the steering lock , confirm the following points.

  •  The engine will not start when the starter motor operates normally

One of the following may be the cause of the problem.

  •  There may not be sufficient fuel in the vehicles tank.

    Refuel the vehicle.

  •  The engine may be flooded.

    Try to restart the engine once more following correct starting procedures.

  •  There may be a malfunction in the engine immobilizer system.
  •  The starter motor turn over slowly, the interior lights and headlights are dim, or the horn does not sound or sounds at a low volume

One of the following may be the cause of the problem.

  •  The battery may be discharged.
  •  The battery terminal connections may be loose or corroded.
  •  The starter motor does not turn over

The engine starting system may be malfunctioning due to an electrical problem such as an open circuit or a blown fuse. However, an interim measure is available to start the engine.

  • The starter motor does not turn over, the interior lights and headlights do not turn on, or the horn does not sound

One of the following may be the cause of the problem.

  •  One or both of the battery terminals may be disconnected.
  •  The battery may be discharged.
  •  There may be a malfunction in the steering lock system.

Contact your Toyota dealer if the problem cannot be repaired, or if repair procedures are unknown.

Emergency start function

When the engine does not start, the following steps can be used as an interim measure to start the engine if the ENGINE START STOP switch is functioning normally.

STEP 1

Set the parking brake.

STEP 2

Put the shift lever in P.

STEP 3

Set the ENGINE START STOP switch to ACCESSORY mode.

STEP 4

Press and hold the ENGINE START STOP switch about 15 seconds while depressing the brake pedal firmly.

Even if the engine can be started using the above steps, the system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle checked by your Toyota dealer.

    More about Steps to take in an emergency:

    If a warning message is displayed

    If you have a flat tire

    If the engine will not start

    If the shift lever cannot be shifted from P

    If the electronic key does not operate properly

    If the battery is discharged

    If your vehicle overheats

    If the vehicle becomes stuck

    If your vehicle has to be stopped in an emergency

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